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A Colorado Community Media Publication

North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 25


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Defense raises issues Sigg lawyers question contact with police, venue By Ashley Reimers Lawyers for Austin Sigg questioned if police officers legally explained Sigg’s rights when they arrested him at his home last October. Sigg is accused of murdering Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster. Police received a call from Sigg, who they say confessed to the murder. Sigg’s lawyers are hoping to have the judge suppress statements Sigg, 18, made at this time of his arrest when he did not have legal representation. During the Friday June 21 motions hearing, the defense team questioned Westminster police officer Albert Stutson, who was Sigg one of the first officers to arrive at Sigg’s home. Stutson, a member of the department’s special enforcement team, testified that he did inform Sigg of his rights soon after he arrived at Sigg’s home. Stutson said after learning Sigg — who was 17 at that time — informed him of his rights once more in front of Sigg’s mother. Stutson did not testify about any statements Sigg made while Stutson was with him at the home, or during the drive to the police department and while at the police department. The hearing ended without any rulings made by Judge Stephen Munsinger on 26 pending motions, including the defense team’s request to have the trial moved from Jefferson County and a motion to close future court proceeding to the public. According to court documents, a change of venue is being requested due to “massive and pervasive” media coverage effecting Sigg’s right to a fair trial. Sigg is accused of kidnapping and killing Ridgeway in early October 2012. He is also accused of attempting to abduct a woman jogging around Ketner Lake in May 2012. If convicted, Sigg faces life in prison with a possibility of parole after 40 years. He faces 17 charges, including murder and sexual assault.

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A group of Westminster residents prepare to take off on a community bike ride during the June 21 Summer Solstice and Bike Ride Celebration in Westminster. The bicyclists rode from City Park to Westfield Village Park for a free concert from The Nacho Men. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Catholic campers help residents in need By Ashley Reimers Three hundred young people from around the country took a week out of their summer vacation to lend a helping hand to residents in Westminster and south Adams County. The high school and college students were part of Catholic Heart Work Camp, a national work camp program that offers quality service projects and evangelical programs for young Catholics and their leaders. Youth groups from across the country team up to provide service for people in need in communities throughout the United States through Catholic Heart Work Camp. Established in 1992, the Orlando-based program has increased in size every year. This is the fifth year Westminster has been on the receiving end of the program with the help of the Neighborhood Action Team, which sponsors the program in Westminster. “The people who get the help are so happy to see kids when they come over,” said Roger Gudenkauf, Neighborhood Action Team member. “These kids really work hard and do some great things. And the people they are helping are so thankful and appreciative.” The youth spent four days, June 17-20, working on over 90 homes in the Westminster area. Some of the projects included house cleaning, yard work and the construction of outdoor wheel chair ramps. For the past two years longtime resident Sharon Arnold has received help on her home from the Catholic Heart Work Camp. Each year she looks forward to seeing the smiling faces of the young people who work diligently at her home. “They are the neatest young people and they deserve a lot of credit for the work they do,” she said. “They help out so many people in the community who really need it. They are the most wonderful teenagers.” All 300 campers and youth leaders stayed at Scott Carpenter Middle School for the duration of their stay in Westminster. When they aren’t out in the commu-

Mark Stern from Texas sweeps a Westminster resident’s back porch as part of the Catholic Heart Work Camp program on June 20. Three hundred young people from across the country traveled to Westminster to do work on residents’ homes. Photo by Ashley Reimers nity fixing and cleaning, the group attends mass and other spiritual programs in the evenings. Team leader Rachel Core’s experience with Catholic Heat Work Camp has been life changing. She started six years ago as a camper and is now employed as a team leader traveling the country working with many other youth groups and campers. She said after her first year the experience affirmed her faith in God and she truly felt God’s love. Since then, she’s continued her dedication to service and her faith.

“Being a part of Catholic Heart Work Camp I have never felt more proud of myself,” she said. “I’ve been able to tackle things I never thought I would be able to before. Just having pride in doing something meaningful and changing people’s live is awesome.” Not only do students take time out of their summer for the program, each person pays a $300 fee as well as their transportation costs to participate. For more information, visit


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Fourth celebration to last all day By Ashley Reimers July Fourth in Westminster isn’t just fireworks, it’s a day filled with fun in the sun and an evening accompanied by live music and fun activities. “The city of Westminster is proud to offer a full day of fun this 4th of July,” said Heather Hammarstrom, recreation specialist. “We hope people will take advantage of the many free activities being offered in Westminster this 4th of July. “ The day starts with the Fishin’ for Fun on the Fourth, the Westminster firefighters’ annual fishing derby at City Park Lake. From 8-11 a.m. children 15 and under will have the opportunity to win in categories like first catch, biggest fish and most unusual catch. After the fishing, a barbecue lunch will be served and prizes will be awarded. Youngsters can also sign up for prizes and take a spin on a vintage fire truck. To beat the heat on the fourth, Uncle Sam’s Splash Bash celebration will be happening from 1-3 p.m. at Countryside Outdoor Pool, 10470 Oak St. Families can enjoy water games and activities as well as hotdogs and hamburgers. No registration is required and the cost is general admission to the pool. Completing in the fun-filled day is the 4th of July Celebration at City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. Food vendors will open at 6 p.m., followed by a free concert at 7 p.m. by Heartbeat. Jumping castles, slides and other free activities will be available for the youth.

Westminster residents watch the July Fourth concert during last year’s celebration at City Park. This year along with fireworks at the part, a free concert from Heartbeat will keep people entertained before the big show in the sky. Courtesy photo Fireworks are set to begin at 9:15 p.m. Parking is limited, so residents are encouraged to use the free shuttle bus from many locations in Westminster and the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. “City Park is one of the best venues around for watching fireworks. People can

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sit on the hillside and enjoy a unique eyelevel view of the fireworks,” Hammarstrom said. “The free shuttle service makes it very easy to get to and from the event. There’s no better place to be on the 4th of July.” Although July 4 is meant to be a fun day, there are precautions residents must take with their own fireworks. In Westminster, fireworks are allowed on a limited basis, but if the state bans fireworks statewide because of dry conditions, the city will follow suit. According the city of Westminster web-

site, any device that explodes or leaves the ground on its own power is illegal, including firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets and similar items are not allowed. However, sparklers, fountains and nonexploding pyrotechnics that do not leave the ground and are legal in the State of Colorado are allowed from midnight July 3 to noon on July 5. Residents may report use of illegal fireworks to the non-emergency police/fire number, 303-658-4360. For more information precautions visit

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yRecreation projects get county funding County awards open space grants By Tammy Kranz

Adams County and several of its cities will benefit from almost $3.5 million in open space grants. The Board of Commissioners awarded 17 grants in May following recommendations by the Open Space Advisory Board. The money comes from the Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by voters in 1999. The tax is one-fifth of 1 percent sales tax. “All the parks receiving a grant … are within neighborhoods and are among the most visited in our entire park system,” said board chair Eva J. Henry. “From recreation center renovations to trail construction, we’re funding many different types of projects in this cycle.” The city of Thornton received two grants for a total of $1,062,822 for the Thornton Sports Complex expansion and the Northaven Park and Greenway rehabilitation. The total cost of the sports complex expansion is $995,041. The open space grant was $497,520 — s thethe city will use its parks and open clud-space sales tax revenues to fund rock-the rest of the project. “The purchase of the 11.5 acres non-of future park land thon the southeavewest corner of 104 Avenue and Col-McKay Road will increase the 3 tosize of the 25-acre complex by almost one half, and provide much fire-needed room for expansion of ball e/firefields or parking,” said Diane Van Fossen, capital projects and planvisitning manager with the city.

The Adams County Board of Commissioners awarded 17 grants, totaling almost $3.5 million, in open space grants. The county was awarded a $600,000 grant for Rotalla Park, at York Street and Coronado Parkway, for various improvements. Photo by Tammy Kranz The funding also supports the purchase of 7.5 water shares from the Colorado Agricultural Ditch Company, which is included with the land and a portion of the construction costs to deliver the water as a non-potable source to the Thornton Sports Complex for irrigation, she added. The city has not set a timeline for the development of the new park land, which is currently being leased for agricultural use. The total cost of the Northhaven Park and Greenway rehabilitation is $912,302. The open space grant was for $565,302, the remainder of the project costs are

being paid from the city’s 30 percent distribution of the Adams County Open Space sales tax revenues. The city will rehabilitate the 14.5 acre park and greenway at 4485 Northaven Circle. “This project replaces an aged and inefficient irrigation system in the park and greenway corridor and will incorporate water wise design principles,” Van Fossen said. “The work also expands the green grass play area between the park and adjacent Skyview Elementary School and incorporates a new neighborhood playground, which did not previously

have one.” Construction is expected to begin next summer. Northglenn will combine the $200,000 grant it received with the $200,000 it has set aside in the 2013 budget to fund renovations to the locker rooms at the recreation center, located at 11701 Community Center Drive. “It’s been long awaited for,” said Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing. “I’ve had a lot of comments about the locker rooms, so I know it’ll be well received.” The renovations will include the addition of family changing rooms, plumbing repairs, creat-

ing more privacy for guests using showers and providing direct access from both the men’s and women’s locker rooms to the pool area. The four-month long projected is expected to begin late this year. Other local recreation projects that were awarded grants include: • $434,000 for Westminster’s Tanglewood Creek Regional Trail project — constructing a segment of trail along Tanglewood Creek, near Delaware Street between 120th and 128th avenues. The city also plans to make some creek and wetland improvements to prevent further erosion of the creek channel. • $607,899 for Westminster’s Big Dry Creek Open Space Buffer project — the city plans to purchase a 9.91acre buffer property near Big Dry Creek at 112th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. • $600,000 for Adams County’s Rotella Park Master Plan Improvements — the county plans to improve Rotella Park, York Street and Coronado Parkway South, by constructing a new parking lot and storm drainage system; installing new picnic shelters, restroom enclosures, playground equipment, irrigation, landscaping, lighting and an entrance sign. • $110,000 for Adams County’s Big Dry Creek Greenway acquisition — the county purchased a 13-acre property along Big Dry Creek just south of 144th Avenue at Washington Street. The county is seeking reimbursement for a portion of this purchase which preserves natural resource habitat, floodplain and scenic views, and provides a trail corridor for the future Big Dry Creek Trail.


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About 500 students and staff were evacuated after a bomb threat at the Front Range Community College campus in Westminster at 1:20 p.m. on June 20, After a thorough search from the bomb squad and K9 teams, no suspicious or explosive devices were found. Westminster police were called to the college at 3645 West 112th Ave. after a student found a written bomb threat in one of the women’s bathrooms. An automated phone notification to students and staff was sent by FRCC staff alerting them about the threat and the evacuation. Westminster investigator Trevor Materasso said the notification also prompted Everest College in Thornton to be evacuated as Thornton officers checked the campus.

“K9 teams from the Westminster Police Department, Arvada Police Department, Golden Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff, and the Denver Sheriff’s Office were used to search Front Range Community College,” Materasso said. “Dogs alerted to a particular area inside the school. As a precaution the bomb squad from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office was requested to assist.” The surrounding area of the campus was also searched and Materasso said police are confident there were no explosives in the building. Classes returned to their regular schedule on June 21. Police will continue to work with campus security to investigate who may have written the threat. Anyone with information can call the Westminster police at 303-658-4360 or provide tips anonymously and receive up to a $2,000 reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or text DMCS plus the message to 274637.

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Mayor Nancy McNally and Westminster City Council will be part of the annual We’re All Ears program: 7 p.m., July 12 during the Movies in the Park event; 10 a.m., Aug. 10 during the Westminster Faire; 7 p.m., Aug. 16 during the Movie in the Park event. All events will be at City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.

City reminds residents of fireworks rules

In Westminster, home fireworks that are legal in the State of Colorado are allowed from midnight on July 3 to noon on July 5. If the state bans fireworks because of dry conditions, the City of Westminster will likely follow suit. Any device that explodes or leaves the ground on its own power is illegal. That means firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets and similar items are not allowed. The Westminster Police Department will be enforcing fireworks regulations as part of their normal patrol functions dur-

ing the summer. From June 21-July 7, the Westminster Police Department institutes targeted enforcement measures, with two officers assigned specifically to fireworks regulations. Illegal fireworks will be confiscated and violators may be issued a summons. Caution is advised if you use home fireworks. Stay clear of flammable vegetation and structures. Report use of illegal fireworks to the nonemergency police/fire number, 303-6584360. To report a fire, call 911.

City begins 2014 budget review

As part of the City of Westminster’s twoyear budget process, a budget review will be conducted to consider any proposed modifications to the Adopted 2014 Budget that City Council approved in October 2012. Key milestones in the review process include a presentations on July 8 and Sept. 9 followed by a study session on Sept. 16 and budget approval on Oct. 14.

Join Us for the 17th Annual Biergarten Festival Celebrating German Traditions and Culture!

Friday, July 12th 4PM-10PM Saturday, July 13th 11AM-10PM Sunday, July 14th 10AM-2PM Authentic German Food, Drink, and Live Music Kids’ Games • Bratwurst Eating Contest Admission:

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olice ment, oun- It’s time to celebrate our nation’s Officebirthday. We all know the song “Yankee mmu-Doodle Dandy, born on the Fourth of ertedJuly.” As a We celebrate by putting out 50 flags, Ad-lining the sidewalks and driveway, and estedputting 13 flags in a cluster in the middle of our large yard to remember the 13 s wascolonies of our country. e are We like doing this as it reminds us of n theour freedoms because they cared enough gularto fight for it. You’re welcome to drive by our home cam-at 7500 Wilson Court in Westminster and havetake a look. Our good neighbor, Pat Hendricks at l the7445 Osceola St., really puts on a show as pro-does her daughter, Jamie, at 7540 Osceola to aSt. ers at Several neighbors also display the flag mes-every day. I wish more folks would honor our country by flying the flag every day.

Iddle Bits

Imagine my big surprise at learning our former neighbor on Wolff Court from 50 years ago has opened a little shop at 3969 West 73rd Ave. (near Bradburn Boulevard) called “Iddle Bits of This and That.” What I didn’t realize was how artistic and talented Bev Capra is. But I found out when I viewed a beautiful painting of

the Fourth of July

the younger shoots. I’ve never had this problem in all the years I’ve had a rose garden. The peonies were equally abundant. I get to enjoy the four large peony bushes across the street that our lovely neighbors Walt and Zelma, gone for many years, planted back in the early 1960s. They are magnificent to this day 50 years later.

a horse’s head. It is just breathtaking, and I bought it for our granddaughter who has a horse and is a member of the Westernaires. The framing is exquisite also. Bev’s little gem of a gift store is crammed full of mementos and paintings done by Bev and so reasonably priced you’ll definitely want one. Bev has lots of lovely small antiques and a huge antique jewelry display. I could go on and on, but do stop in. She’s open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will be delighted to see all the paintings and other gift items.

Perennials Live On

The roses this year are spectacular, big beautiful blooms and lots of them. Unfortunately some creature is eating the smaller, tender buds and breaking off

Time to Smell the Roses

Bob and I like to sit on the front porch in the evening, view the beautiful sunsets and wave to the neighbors. We are nearing the hotter month of July but we still enjoy the outside. The miller moths have been scarce, and the mosquitoes are few and far between. “You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.” A favorite saying from the father of one of my editors, Mikkel Kelly Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned. Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

Subtext of texting not a good read A little while ago, the family was on our way out — I don’t even remember where we were going — but we were waiting for one of my daughter’s friends to arrive, because she was riding with us. And minutes were passing, and we’re getting gradually more impatient, when finally my wife turns to my daughter and asks “where’s your friend?” To which we get in return “I don’t know, she’s not texting me back. “Well, have you called her?” “No.” And you could practically hear the follow-up, “As if ...” Like as in, “As if I would ever actually talk to one of my friends with this device which was originally designed exclusively to allow me to talk to everybody, at any time.” I’ve written before about how weird it is that the next generation is so constantly interconnected by their cell phones, but at the same time so disconnected in every other regard. But it turns out that that phenomenon of youth also has a troubling manifestation in adult life. My friend Jay is in sales, and has been for 20-some years. Business has been dicey for the last several years, but he’s keeping his head above water. One thing that we’ve talked about a lot in respect to his business is how impersonal it’s become. And he sees that as a very bad thing,

from both a business and a cultural angle. People who he’s worked with for 20 years don’t have the time to say “hey” and catch up with how the family is doing; a salesman from 15 years ago who would look you in the eye and give you a handshake promise now sends you a text message with a vague statement of intent. The personal part of business has become completely subsumed by the need to keep up with the speed of technology, and things that used to work because of relationships don’t work anymore. Let me come at it this way: 50 years ago, investors had brokers who they knew by first name; brokers had relationships with companies; and companies valued that chain of connections because it was the lifeblood of their company. Now, you or I can log in to e-Trade from our iPad while sitting on the couch in our pajamas, catch up on the stock

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market in a few minutes, and send instructions to the HAL 9000 on the other end of the ether, and go about our merry day. Nowhere in that is there any accountability to the investor from the company, who barely knows you exist, if at all. You wonder how a thing like Enron could happen? Because Ken Lay never had to look one of the “little people” in the eye and tell them he was in the process of bilking them out of their life savings. Personal relationships require accountability, and when business is managed by text message, there are no personal relationships. I like technology, and I think there are a lot of really wonderful aspects to it. But it seems like what it has actually done is replace conversations when it was intended to augment them. It’s made the messy part of relationships an arms-length away, where it’s safe and unaccountable. And that’s not good for anybody, whether it’s working out six-figure deals or just trying to get to dinner on time. 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.

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Libraries offering tablets Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is now offering a limited number of JCPL 2 Go devices for checkout at all 10 library locations. These Internet-enabled computer tablets offer wireless access to a menu of digital information, including eBooks, magazines, games, videos, Internet search capabilities and more. JCPL 2 Go devices are wireless D2 tablets that weigh less than a paperback book but contain a virtual library of information. The tablets come preloaded with selected eBook titles, a game, and Library eBook applications, so patrons can download other digital titles from the library. They are available in three formats − kids, teens and adults − and may be checked out for three weeks at a time. They come with a carrying case, charger and instructions, and library staff members are available to provide an overview of the device to interested patrons. JCPL 2 Go devices were made available through a generous donation from the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Baseball and fireworks

RTD is offering special weekday RockiesRide bus service to the Independence Day fireworks games July 3 and 4. The direct bus service will run to and from Coors Field and 11 Park-n-Ride locations in the metro area and Boulder High School. RockiesRide buses depart from the designated locations up to two hours prior to the game and drop off passengers outside of Coors Field at 22nd/Blake 30-60 minutes before the first pitch. Every RockiesRide bus is easily identified with the letter “R” and the route number (e.g. 5R) on the destination sign. For specific RockiesRide route and schedule information, go online to or call RTD at 303-299-6000. Patrons with hearing or speech impairments should call the TDD information service at 303-299-6089.

Fire grants

The Board of County Commissioners for Jeffco approved two grants for the Sheriff’s Office earlier this month to help improve the county’s fire preparedness. One is a $30,000 grant from the Colorado State Forest Service for a fuelmitigation program. The program supports fuel crews working to decrease the threat of wildfire in Jeffco by reducing hazardous fuels. The second grant was for $1,875, to support the purchase of five portable radios for the Sheriff’s Emergency Management Office. The grant funding came from the Colorado Department of Safety, Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

MetroNorth Worship Directory Northglenn United Methodist Church We invite you to join us in worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday.

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About Your Metro North Chamber of Commerce Established in 1959, your Metro North Chamber of Commerce is the premier business representative for the Metro North region representing over 1,000 businesses in Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Dacono, Erie, Federal Heights, Firestone, Frederick, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. Your Chamber works to provide support to businesses in the region through strong advocacy at the local and state level while providing opportunities to help

businesses grow and develop. Your Chamber understands the fundamental effects that businesses and industry have on our communities and is thus committed to bringing businesses, educators, non-profits groups and government agencies together to speak with ONE UNIFIED VOICE TO PROMOTE THE ECONOMIC VITALITY OF THE METRO NORTH REGION. For more information about your Metro North Chamber of Commerce visit www.MetroNorthChamber. com or call 303.288.1000.

Upcoming MNCC Connection Opportunities Your Metro North Chamber provides on-going opportunities for business professionals to connect with other business professionals and to have access to relevant information that impacts our communities.

Special Events MNCC Development Council Breakfast on Business Attraction (Marketing for Growth) on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at The Brittany Hill (9350 Grant St., Thornton, CO 80229) 8th Annual MNCC Chamber Challenge 5K Run/Walk on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Fields in Thornton right by the Thornton Rec Center (108th and Colorado Blvd.)

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MNCC Ambassador Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80023) MNCC Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80234)

Weekly Events MNCC Tuesday Leads Group from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Lone Star Steakhouse (237 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80023) MNCC Thursday Leads Group from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Egg & I (885 Thornton Pkwy., Thornton, CO 80229) For more information on these events and other connection opportunities, Please visit our website at or call 303.288.1000.

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The Metro North Chamber is located at 144th and I-25 at the Orchard Town Center in Westminster. We serve as the hub for the Metro North region’s business development efforts, offering a state-of-the-art facility designed to help businesses connect with each other and with consumers. Visit to find out how to schedule your next meeting or seminar at “Your Business & Community Connection Center.”


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opinions / yours and ours

On July Fourth, have a blast, without fireworks Once again, it looks like many of Colorado’s communities are headed toward a Fourth of July without fireworks. Last year, arguably Colorado’s worst ever for wildfires, saw a statewide burning ban that prohibited fireworks. Already this year, fires have scorched tens of thousands of acres throughout the state. No statewide ban has been put in place as of yet, but make no mistake, Colorado is in emergency mode. In many counties, officials have taken common-sense, precautionary measures and instituted burning rules that, among other things, outlaw personal use and professional displays of fireworks. Unless the skies open up immediately

our view and consistently, these bans are likely to remain in place at least through July Fourth. For many, that means, like last year, celebrating the holiday without one of our nation’s most treasured traditions. Yes, fireworks are fun. They have come to be seen as a sparkling, brilliant reminder of our independence. But much of Colorado is too dry, the conditions too ripe for danger, to risk it. We see this as a necessary inconve-

question of the week

Can the Rockies compete for the postseason with Tulo out? Most folks in downtown Golden were optimistic about the Rockies’ chances, in spite of the team’s slugging shortstop being out 4 to 6 weeks with a rib injury.

The only question is whether their pitching staff holds up. If so, they certainly have the horsepower. Bill Flynn

Yes. I’m a Rockies fan, and I think they’ll rally and do it for him. Naomi Duran

Yeah, I think so. Of course they’ll miss him, but they’re a pretty good hitting team top to bottom. Charlie Meyers

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nience. Moreover, we encourage residents to be diligent in following whatever restrictions their county or municipality has imposed. A single, carelessly discarded cigarette has been known to start a major wildfire. Certainly, flaming objects designed to explode in the air have the potential to create at least as much havoc. Consider some statistics from the National Fire Protection Association: In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,8000 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage. In a normal year, more fires are

reported on July 4 than on any other day, and fireworks are the major culprit, according to the association. Imagine the potential for disaster if errant fireworks landed in a wooded area of Colorado. It’s not worth the risk for a few minutes of viewing pleasure. And if doing the right thing for Coloradans’ safety isn’t enough, consider the potential damage to a scofflaw’s wallet. In unincorporated Douglas County, for example, setting off fireworks comes with up to a $1,000 fine. We could make a case that fines should be even stiffer. Independence Day is rooted in major sacrifice. Eating hot dogs and enjoying the company of family and friends without fireworks is a rather small one.

Good to get the pulse RTD has launched an outreach program which is overdue to better define what interested parties along the Northwest Rail Line want and will accept regarding public transportation modes. The original FasTracks Plan approved by voters in 2004 called for commuter rail from Union Station to Westminster to Broomfield to Boulder to Longmont. Also, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on the full stretch of U.S. 36 from I-25 to Boulder was promised. Due to huge cost increases, RTD wants to rethink the commuter rail service component beyond Westminster. I might add that the BNSF Railroad is the major “villain” in the increased costs for the NW Rail Line.

it” as far as what RTD might end up providing the northwest part of the Denver metro area. We are bringing up the rear as far as the six new corridors that were promised under the FasTracks Plan some nine years ago.

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HNTB, a very capable engineering firm, is heading up the 13 month study to evaluate different options for the NW Rail Line/ U.S. 36 corridor. Public input is underway with a telephone town hall “meeting” via telephone. This is a good way for RTD to document just what people will support especially if the commuter rail segments beyond Westminster go by the wayside. The city councils in the U.S. 36 corridor as well as RTD Board members need the benefit of documented opinions from the voters before jumping to their own conclusions. They sometimes need to remember that it is the voters who approve tax increases, bond issues and major changes to the FasTracks Plan.

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RTD has said that if a fundamentally different plan is pursued as a result of the study’s outcome, it could well require a new vote by the people. It remains to be seen if a tax increase would be a part of the package or what the tax rate might need to be or when improvements would be completed. I It is too soon to speculate on those elements. Regardless, it is good to “get on with

What is with Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr? His persistence to keep the cap on the number of municipal prisoners in the Adams County Jail is not making sense to many of us. Not only are the various police chiefs among the Adams County cities upset, many voters including myself are fed up with it. Darr needs to come clean on his reasons for keeping the cap in effect. When the court sentences someone to jail and it is a concerning crime, we expect the “bad guys” to be incarcerated. If Darr is thinking about running for county commissioner next year, he might want to evaluate the situation.

calling a ‘time-out’

I wanted to share with you that I am taking a hiatus from writing my weekly op-ed column until after the November election. I will be keeping notes on worthwhile topics and issues to share with you starting in mid-November. I will enjoy the respite and hope you do as well. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

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This summer marks the 30th anniversary for the Phipps IMAX theater at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. “We opened the theater in 1983, and it was the only IMAX screen in Denver,” said Amanda Bennett, director of marketing at the museum (DMNS). While there are now hundreds of IMAX screens in the country, she said that what sets Phipps apart is “we really focus and are dedicated to informal science education.” About 300,000 people visit the theater annually, and Bennett said she thinks the popularity is due to the digital experience and the film topics. “The content is such that it’s enthralling and keeps you on the edge of your seat, literally at times,” she said. Toby Winsett, IMAX operations manager, added, “The museum is proud to offer a variety of films in our Phipps IMAX Theater. Larger-than-life experiences to the bottom the of the sea and into outer space add a fun dimension to a museum visit.” The museum is offering a special on IMAX film prices through Sept. 2. People who buy three film tickets get one free ticket. All they have to do is get a punch card at any admissions desk. “It’s just a great promotion because it al-

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lows you flexibility and provides incentive to see all our films,” Bennett said. In 2010 the theater was renovated so it could show digital 2D and 3D films. The renovation included a new four-and-ahalf-story screen, new seating and flooring. Guests may have noticed that the new seats have cup holders attached to the backs of them, which is odd because the theater does not allow snacks and drinks. However, that will change in August when the theater will start selling concessions. “We’re going to start limited in scope,” Bennett said. “We will sell popcorn, candy, soft drinks and water.” Staff had to wait until the space underneath the seats was safeguarded, some of the museum’s collections are housed there, she said. The museum itself is 112 years old. “We opened with just a few collections and expanded to what we are today, 1.5

‘The content is such that it’s enthralling and keeps you The Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science reaches its 30th anniversary this summer and is celebrating by offering visitors a buy three IMAX tickets, get the fourth one free deal through Sept. 2. Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Project invites community to paint rocks By Ashley Reimers


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With the help of the community, the Paletteers Art Club is hoping to display 500 ed. If painted rocks throughout Adams County nty in public areas like parks, trails and open t to space. The project is called Art Rocks-A-Public Art Project, sponsored by the Paletteers and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities m tak-District, and already 200 rocks have been p-ed painted. ion. I “We did this project 11 years ago and it pics was a big hit,” said Becky Silver, Aar River n Gallery owner and Paletteer member. “We and figured since it’s been a while since then that we should do it again.” Community members will have a few of opportunities this summer to paint rocks rict J with no cost to participate and all supplies provided. Silver said many people painted rocks at the recent Jazz Festival in Westminster, but for those who missed that opportunity she


and two other galleries will be hosting rockpainting sessions. The first session will be 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Gallery 3698, 3698 West 72nd Ave. in Westminster. The second is from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Mainstreet Gallery, 36 South Main St. in Brighton. The final session is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Aar River Gallery, 3707 W 73rd Ave. in Westminster. All rocks must be donated to the Art Rocks Project and artists will be on hand to assist anyone with questions. “I think this program is great because a lot of people don’t get a chance to go into galleries, so it’s kind of nice that people get to see art while they are out on a walk or at the park,” Silver said. “It’s great for families to do together and a fun way to be creative.” Silver said the Paletteers are hoping to have all of the 500 rocks complete by the end of August when members will begin to place the rocks throughout the county. For more information contact Silver at 303-466-2512.

Children paint rocks at the Jazz Festival in Westminster as part of the Art Rocks-APublic Art Project, sponsored by the Paletteers and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The goal of the project is to have 500 rocks painted this summer to be displayed along trails and in parks and open space areas in Adams County. Courtesy photo

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If the r lot int s in Ca t exp d to oth fato tdo Greg LE ch LE LEED “w ns an -Mastriona y His leadership and vision had tube rides and at that time many memories and experipoint ork, din d oth Bomat and ar pa ewable build o the ndela ron ED, or ED go silver sustai ensive uld inun1969. ity.” or recof s me tru ld. the ne certifi nabil , Veldh e an er lochader, graduated college and was have resulted in many facili- all the slides were body slides,” ences he’s made over the years, the other tec ls, geo energ build ntal Leaders ” home st beation Golde ity. d So en ed, major De for n, a the recreation job, ties including Adventure Golf he said. “We then built the first and will remember the great orhnolo therm y system s wi and s wh struc far, ab uizen sai play”looking U.S. ing me sign, hip in En ity th is an his If it ere Pam certifi Green ets ergy happened to & Raceway, the Greg Mastriona family ride, Raging Colorado, ganization, staff and board he oth wife pe and tion an out 30 d. when home the bu of the gy, they al heat s, such o-o cat an Th fee Bu green occu d nin home run into er get pump sel the wife of the execuGolf Courses at Hyland Hills, stand ion me d Envisits s with ilder ch . coole e recrea ilding which allowed for people to lin worked with. But for those who a reb e ho s are Charl pied. g in mes tive ate s pa director of the Hyland Hills the Ice Centre at the Prome- interact on the ride. That was need a little reminder of the forowne the tru sustai ooses no and d by a tion cenCouncil ards set ans the ie Mc nie of are under nable Kay by the t to alrand Park Recreation District. nade — a collaboration with the pretty cool.” con velop s, the taina r to use st and the will fea geothe ter wi . mer director, just take a look in ead nwi qu bu co is rmal roofto ture ll be ble to ild y bu my wife that she city of Westminster, the MAC availa alitie mm th Ch merci ment used, 15 kil heate heat Since then, the park has the top of his old desk. urc “She told ilt erc p Mo impro retrofi ha ble to s, the the Ranc has al part sn’t sta ial devel hwas drawi re tha vem t their tures, as well to offset owatt pump d and sure her husband would (Mature Adult Center) and of grown to 48 attractions built fee the “I always had a candy drawer been h Co sol as sys of the rted ho ng res n jus ents, Ve home mo oper, me Ve and interview,” Mastrio- course, Water World. mint over 67 acres, featuring rides that anyone could grab from, yet give “O The ldhuiz many oth st of thear pane tem idents t sus ldhuiz with mesai anm for som grocery erest fro comm sites ne thi most en sai na said.d“Ide was very fortunate to He said he’s also extremely like Voyage to the Center of the and I made sure and left it full,” taina er sus electr ls on en sai susou ng e oth sto m co unity, the co signifi d. taina a 36 and the is the t to Ca ble ici er po res to m bebu int the mright place at the right proud of the many programs “W nv liv d. 0-degr vie nd can ble ty can there- where is all started.” the district sponsors for chil- Earth, Mastriona’s favorite, and he said. we’ll e’ve be tentia build enien t sus w,” he natural elas thoing is featime. That’s ee ce sto the most recent addition, the see taina be sai ug McKa continu en at l clients.there, as Mastriona tow Sta vie res started his 43- dren in the district. bility n De ndley w from d. “Resi auty of h. it Mile High Flyer. e we y to wo for Rang an ll as In the Know feanver the La de Fo said. Hills career as a “The best part of the job is rk on many year Hyland “Voyage was built in 1994, and ke, the y home nts ha visit r more of the e. The yea it for ve golf course assistant superin- seeing the smiles of the kids,” and we still have hour-long www.l inf DiD you know? most natural Pikes PeFlat Iro site. Th many rs an ivefor ormati tendent, ak on ns, do ey defin beau years,”d before becoming the he said. “Knowing that the pro- waits,” Mastriona said. “It’s a wn ward. on ab ty ing Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District grams and the facilities are be- five-minute ride, that’s fast and chara of the the Fro com out Ca executive director in 1972. was established in 1955, and was the . cteris site is nt ndelaOver the years he had an in- ing used and enjoyed by the features robotics. It’s still right one tics first park and recreation district in Colos, part in growing the dis- kids, that’s pretty neat. You can’t of tegral



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Guns, marijuana, civil unions like dom Gov.esJohn Hickenlooper gives his State Offic of the eState addresswork to a joint durin as chairis focusinglegislative bill,Last session Penis .” childhood trail. portation projects targeted toward the Dengran serves g Trad lopment and of Economic estic partHe is HB 1170 eastbound ton’s tann parents. dchildren and education onon, e to topics early Internatio . limit and the economy were among Hickenlooper’s speech. More coverage, Pages 10-11. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen encoof of taxpa focusing on stew 3 during ver metro’s northern region. , mittee s for definof urage , tannface delays grandnal the mino to the coaliti itely. Peniswas postponed ing Alliance on Jan. I-25 ing backng According rs and expa security yer resources, ardship dustradvanced man the growth Washington highlighted several projects g to nsion County Business in- civil“This will go of financial ufact the morni again for ton is bringing from Kiplin during y in along of address the Douglas with law and community during a Jan. 4 legislative breakfast hosted by travelers es the upco dewith the it be union bill that are need Colorado. He uring inare de Frank McNulty rssion. enforceme 11 minut ming sespasse trust will House Speaker und travele evening. Louisville-based nonprofit 36 Commuting more than nt. port worked in Colorado said jobs outgoing state “This bill d this session,” definitely to He said he is and westbo es in the Lawrence and Solutions at the Omni Interlocken Resort. working rush hour, to cal econ ing families that supas 18 minut other impowould take careshe said. larssave Colorado Rep.-elect Polly expected on a bill and the omy. “The Denver-metro regionRep.will the state layed as much the corridor is Holbert, milli of those be deter rtant fami Chrisbe lot over the “I’ll be state mining ons of dolleft,Washington ly mem to pay 30 percen greatest city in theFrom West,” said. “Iby Jane Reuter Growth along Photo a bette that ensu sponsoring bers.” for the session. more than r way e kickoff legislation res indiv ization required really believe that, aand I believe that it can be increase by legislativ one faced and inpa hosp of teleph financial iduals that 20 years. done through the transportation investments tient treat italhave ng the next with a series on has been adversity ment ones grabbi have Beginning coaliti during s that we’re making in this region.” Lawmakers do to be the in July, the s to citizen aren’t going it means you really Speaker town halls ting three option continues However, he said RTD’s journey to accomaddiany addi so on Page . presen ng House headlines, plish these projects has not been an easy one. 7 leaders: tolling g lanes tive session on,” outgoi re the ones that busy l of the business new legisla g the existin ed contro to pay attenti “They’ In May 2012, the 15-member RTD board the and area tol for the new; and and keepin have regain their ma- Frank McNulty said. highest impact on By Jane reuter tional lanes all the lanes, old and decided against placing a 0.4 percent sales Democrats , and maintain adad lican to have the to pay for House , and Repub tive are going tax increase on the general election ballot to s to free; tolling ty or sales taxes Colorado state Senate ss owner proper y legisla my.” fund FasTracks. This means if current finanjority in the the Douglas Count t business econo lty urged busine l,” testify and raising new lanes. come across l Father of three Timothy Forehand wants of McNu cial projections remain as they are, the North no state Capito of concern ditiona one thing that has members a could impac just for the is that at said more time with his young daughters. A new on hand “The that there and toll “show up Metro and Northwest lines will not be comwhen issues delegation t said, “is e-sponof them were r supporters go back procedure for patients with his form of liver clear,” Hilber pleted until 2042. owners. Four y Business Allianc Jan. 3 bring you could what is decid decidBy Jane Reute Page 19 table. world on held the the cancer may give him several more months. es Count in on colora are way continu But Washington saidjreute he is convinced these r@our Douglas ays. No matter free.” . kickoff session Legislators County That’s a precious gift to a man who a year legislative remain existing roadw Medical Center totwo projects will be done way before the prog to Douglas in- sored in g (lanes) will Sky Ridge us about s urged ago was told he likely wouldn’t survive for on is leanin leader ed, existin to be cautio jected completion dates and noted the trans-stay aware and get as at Lone Tree’s addithe coaliti State or addi you need s to one more month. Hilbert said n to toll any new “The bills ss owner portation district has made significant strides could impact them and busine Capi Capithat Forehand underwent surgery to install construction sed ward a decisio in issues in the past two years. Involved that time, Washing- seats at the state to pay for be discus the device that’s expected to extend his take their tional lanes He said this will ton said RTD has eitherlawma begunkers construction Feby and Feb life Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He maintenance. coalition’s Januar or contracted work out for 77 percent of its results the among the first patients in the United States they go over t- heavily at planned FasTrack network projects, includgs, when conducted to the Depar to undergo the process, and Sky Ridge is the ruary meetin telephone survey ing the Gold, West Rail, U.S. Bus Rapid Transit recent cuts ture some a recent first of a handful of centers permitted to ltants. from restruc (BRT), East Rail and Interstate 225 Rail Lines. e. ch Consu d with these uction could perform it pending approval from the Food ment of Defensneed to go forwar could be by Hill Researthat route, constr ,” he said. “Of course we’ve had our challenges, but s views and Drug Administration. “If we go “I think we “but I think they not sooner requires if our I always like to say that it’s not all about the mike Coffman’tax piece, the fact that 2014, said, t compromiseon to start in early The Dallas man was diagnosed with option that pushes cuts,” he knock down — the knock down being the financing n: “I like the way that doesn’ for the vast no attenti obviously ocular melanoma in January 2012. The fast- Doctors and nurses prepare Timothy Forehand for surgery Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The Dallas we pick a done in a On fiscal resolutio cuts remain permanent challenges — but the get up,” Washington y. There was the g taxes), that that they “If those two tax was a win. On growing eye cancer already had spread to man was diagnosed a year ago with cancer that has since spread to his liver. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen national securitthese cuts. I think the no- a vote (raisin r. But I don’t think most of the Bush say. said. “We’ve had these challenges, but we’re people I thought to g citizens cuts, and we his liver, where tumors typically are lethal. happen, so it out furthe detail paid majority of American at all balanced with I am hearin fix it, but we getting up off the canvas, and we’re getting now. We’ve it would neveran across-the-board options are what it wasn’t t side, money `yeah, “It’s a devastating diagnosis,” said Dr. though more say negative do them done pretty quickly.” ” this bill e.’ to spend even g citizens `let’s just Charles Nutting, who performed the pro proof Defens I’m hearin ne else to pay the taxes.’ in the and the debt and tion was are, in fact, going Washington also said work on the nearly Department l. We’re cutting proabout the deficit all.” r option cedure. “Survival is only a couple months.” cut to the got to be serious the want someo it at was a popula ing to 6.5-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line ey rationa “Personserious about Raising taxes surveys, but accord were “It just isn’t essential and giving ial The procedure performed last week Boldr magazine ban: certainly wasn’t to the future Westminster station is about 33 are By Ryan are essent high-capacity limit. I think this notion town hall 9 percent of people rcoloradone concentrates chemotherapy treatment to grams that to programs that On proposed be a percent complete. This rail segment, which is ms that early That only rboldrey@ou tax and 42 there ought to armed Forehand’s liver, instead of his entire body, ns at all is wrong. same weight al security to progra wayside Hill’s surveyincreased property taxes. De ally, I feel that Debeing funded through RTD’s federally-funded of the U.S. be any regulatio s should by the r veteran sing sales so high doses of cancer-fighting chemicals in favor of to our nation of that there shouldn’tabout high-capacity magazine inher20-yea have gone $1.03 billion Eagle P3 Project, is Aalso part of n Mike should will favored increa rs, 42-41, in favor value.” t ly Criss there essma question little Seal, the can saturate the organ. The idea, Nutting percen probab reCongr said, es, because numbe the re differor havenational himse the planned Gold Line through Arvada and ora) plans forces, agoAndy of the counstate legislatur new lane, s training lfchef the higher said, is to “try and really beat up the tumors a long time said fancie Carpen be decided by ent an (R-Aur he for different parts for HuHot spite tolling one Wheat Ridge that is expected toCoffm be opened by of his efforts issue ean own party Dr. Charles Nutting Mongo taxes over was not sufficin as Coffman be varying standards is too much but that is an ers in his as much as you can.” sales rt there lian ently l memb that Grill, focus much 2016, according to current RTDto projections. suppo ted many 100 rounds congressiona e in an electio the Colorado General licans don’t of the port suggesleft, gets flames The drug-infused blood is then collectent from new try. I feel that passag the for Washington said he has highin hopes the going on a and decided by Some lot of Repub to secure n affairs. Mongolian ed as it leaves the liver, filtered to remove in that a on vetera that must be debated in- support on, D.C.” e spending. 18-mile Colorado Department of TransportaTABOR. grill as other session an’s eyes to defens re-elected not in Washingt as much of the chemicals as possible, and lives of ocular melanoma patients by about cause it’s all irrelevant. I don’t think one required by in Coffm any cuts recently chefs prepar Assembly and The projtion-led U.S. 36 BRT (bus rapid transit) the table whether U.S. for Coloe dishes for returned to the body. The method not only six months. Some have lived an additional day at a time. I live my life the way anybody things on levels in Europe; arentative customers that ect between downtown Denver and Boulder. repres ility that of Veterfour lanes now troop ed in cost-shour at the new would. 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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo

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Garage Sales Westminster 9808 Garrison Way Westminster 6/28-29 F 8am-12noon S 7am-6pm CUL-DE-SAC SALE vintage collectables TOOLS camping golf LAWN CARE mens suits sports jackets HVAC tools more Arvada Garage Sale Fri & Sat June 28th & June 29 8am-3pm left hand golf clubs and equip., tools, misc items 7616 Upham Ct Englewood Quality Merchandise Fri & Sat 8am-2pm 3053 S Delaware St 1/2 blk north of Dartmouth, Drexxell bedrm set plus Laura Ashley accesso., furn, brass lamps, crib, play pen, snow blower, kitchen, leather couch,clothes and more! Arvada Fun Stuff, Practical Stuff at bargain prices. Ready to move don't miss this yard sale. Fri June 28th & Sat June 29th 9am-3pm. 6887 Brentwood St., Arvada Thornton

Garage Sale 13573 Cherry St., Fri-Sat., June 28-29, 8 am-2 pm. Upright freezer, book shelves, metal desk, sports cards (baseball, basketball, football), comic books, clothes, books, games, toys, misc.

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2 family garage sale

Friday 6/28 & Saturday 6/29 8am-4pm. 460 W. 100th Pl., Northglenn. Furniture, Jewelry, Books, Clothing, Shoes, Toys and lots of miscellaneous!

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J-Star Concrete

Sanders Drywall Inc.

A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman

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


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



Just Details Cleaning Service

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

303 827-2400 Construction

When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

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

Darrell 303-915-0739

Electricians Affordable Electrician 25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

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


No job too small! I have 8 kids, I need the work!

All Phases of Flat Work by


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


Concrete, Inc.

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


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

Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

720-635-0418 Littleton

• Finest quality •30 years experience I have 8 kids, I need the work!



Fence & Deck Doors/Windows

El Pino Concrete Door Doctor Residential/Commercial James marye

D o or SpecialiSt ~ c arpenter

Specializing in: • Flatwork • Tear Out & Replace Replace Foundational Walls Stamped Concrete

Medardo Ibuado 720-238-1959

Idalia 720-496-5316

All kinds of concrete work

938 S. Raleigh St., Denver, CO 80219

FBM Concrete LLC.

Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential


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


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

Garage Doors

For all your garage door needs!



A PATCH TO MATCH Drywall Repair Specialist

Free Estimates 17 Years Experience Licensed & Insured Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. Let us do good work for you! (720)217-8022

Carl: 720-352-4390


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


Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172



Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

Ron Massa


• Residential • • Dependable • Reliable • • Bonded & Insured •



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

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


Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas


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


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

Gloria's Hands on Cleaning

No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

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

Call Bruce – 720-298-6067

Del @ 303-548-5509

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983


Lawn/Garden Services

Columbine Custom Contracting & Sprinkler Service • Sprinkler Start Ups $40 • Aerations $40 • Fertilization $30 • Power Rakes $60 & Up • Fence Repair & Painting • Power wash decks & houses • Clean Up / Tree service • Laminate/Hardwood Floors • Licensed Plumber

Tony 720-210-4304 West Branches co

landScape & lawn care

• Yard cleanup • Sprinkler services • Fence Installation • Flagstone patios free estimates



Jim Myers Home Repair

All types, Wood/Metal/Vinyl

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

Large and small repairs 35 yrs exp. Reasonable rates 303-425-0066

House Cleaning

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list

Call Ed 720-328-5039

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

(303) 646-4499

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

Weekly Mowing Aeration Fertilizing Hedge Trim Maintenance

Hauling Service


John | 303-922-2670

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


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

Call 720-218-2618

1st mow free with summer commitment for new customers

Big Dog * Special

trash hauling

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

Lawn/Garden Services

Free estimates 7 days a Week

*Trash Cleanup*old furniture mattresses*appliances*dirt old fencing*branches*concrete *asphalt*old sod*brick*mortar* House/Garage/Yard clean outs Storm Damage Cleanup Electronics recycling avail. Mark 303.432.3503


You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves

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

little Dog * Special



Established 2000 • *up to 5000 sq/ft

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


$$Reasonable Rates$$

*Lawn Maintenance*Leaf Cleanup* Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal* Removal/Replacement decorative rock, Sod or Mulch*Storm Damage Cleanup*Gutter cleaning * All of your ground maintenance needs Servicing the West & North areas Mark: 303.432.3503 Refs.avail

Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

Trash & Junk Removal

Aeration, Fertilization & Power Raking

Call Bernie 303.347.2303




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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

$$Reasonable Rates On:$$


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Alpine Landscape Management

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


Mark’s Quality Lawn Care * Sod * Rock * Landscaping * Bush Trimming Specials all summer long * Aerating * Fertilizing * Bug Control * Mowing in selected areas only * Free Estimates * Senior Discounts 303-420-2880

Sosa Landscaping

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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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.

Call Frank

303.420.0669 DEEDON'S PAINTING Licensed and Insured

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752

Motorcycle Repair

Notice... Check Internet Reviews, BBB, etc. b4 hiring anyone!

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:



“Painting Done Right!”

Brush and Roll Quality

Interior Painting Specialists, Drywall Repair, Exteriors and more…

Perez Painting

303-960-7665 Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172


Year End Rates Fully Insured Free Estimates References

Hugo 720- 298-3496



Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215




For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts

Your experienced Plumbers.

Insured & Bonded

Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs



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Drains as low as $75.00 * Free phone Quotes Residential/Commercial * Water Heaters * Drain Cleaning * Remodels/New Construction * Gas Lines * Garbage Disposals

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

* Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874

Roofing/Gutters 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

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Shingles, Flat Roofs, Roof Leak Repairs. 35 years of experience. Free estimates. Butch Metzler (303)422-8826




Rocky Mountain Contractors

Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.

Bathroom/kitchen remodeling, repair work, plumbing leaks, water damage. No job too small Window replacement. Serving Jeffco since 1970 (303)237-3231

dirty jobs done dirt cheap


Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.




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

AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing

No money down, Free estimates 20 years Colorado Business

Interior • Exterior Deck Repair

• Honest pricing • • Free estimates •


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

Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters

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





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Tree Service

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

Tree Service

Window Services

JAY WHITE Tree Service Serving with pride since 1975 Tree & shrub trimming & removals, Licensed and Insured Call Jay (303)278-7119

A Tree Stump Removal Company

Majestic Tree Service

Call Ray for free estimates • Licensed & Insured 20 years in business in Metro area


Rocky Mountain Superior Finishes LLC

Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Stump Grinding Free Estimates Licensed and Insured

Alvin Ray Hedrick • 720-849-1338


Old Pro Window Cleaning

We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. Credit cards accepted

Residential Specialist Over 30 years experience Quality Work

Bob Bonnet 720-530-7580


Just Sprinklers Inc

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Licensed and Insured

Affordable Rates

System Startup $35.00

Residential /Commercial

• System Startup

Free Estimates

• Install, Repair

Senior Discounts

• Service & Renovations

Stephen D. Williams

(303) 425-6861

Flying Pig welding

A-1 Stump Removal

Window Well Covers & Grates

Stump grinding specialist Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 32 yrs exp. Firewood

• All-steel with security chains • Handrails -- simple to spectacular

Call Terry 303-424-7357

25 Plus Years Exp • Family Owned & Operated

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Golf writers doff caps to good deed

The Colorado Honor Band will open for the Endless Summer with The Denver Brass and Celtic Colorado on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre. Courtesy of Arvada Center

Spend summer at the Center Performers add spice to summer evenings By Clarke Reader


ummer at the Center means that the Arvada Center is in the swing of the season, bringing with it some of the best artistic performers in the state and country. Part of the Summer at the Center is the fifth annual CenterFest, which runs through Aug. 29 and the fourth annual Summer Stage Concert Series, both of which bring something new for the music lover. Shows in both series are at the Arvada Center’s outdoor amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. “CenterFest is a great collaboration between Scientific & Cultural Facilities District organizations that really allows us to show so much diverse work,” said René M. Atchison, Summer at the Center coordinator. “We provide the venue for these cultural groups to perform, and it helps them to reach a broader audience.” The performers in this year’s CenterFest are extremely diverse, and offer up a wide range of styles for patrons to select from. The Colorado Symphony will be performing, as will the Colorado Ballet, Hazel Miller, Ballet Nouveau and the Colorado Wind Ensemble. “To have an opportunity to see some of these performers outside in our amphitheater makes for a whole different experience,” said Melanie Mayner, publicist for the center. “We wanted to make sure to give patrons a different season, and a bit of a departure from what we’ve done before.” Some of the performers, like Colorado Symphony and Colorado Ballet, are repeat performers that have become audience favorites, while events like JazzFest and DanceFest are new. These festivals provide a chance for performers who wouldn’t be able to do a show on their own to work together. Mayner said that many of these groups wouldn’t normally play in Jefferson County but grants are offered for these opportunities.

“These shows are a also a chance WHAT: Summer at the Center for small WHERE: Arvada Center, 6901 groups to get Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada some exposure with a WHEN: CenterFest through larger crowd,” Aug. 29, Summer Stage ConAtchison said. cert Series through Sept. 14 “We know COST: $10 to $60 jazz is someINFORMATION: 720-898thing that 7200 or the city really loves, and so we’re able to get more people interested when we have artists performing together. Especially with someone as popular as Hazel Miller, we knows it’s going to be a big, really, really fun night.” While not specifically programmed for children, Atchison said that all the performances are family friendly, and children are encouraged to attend.

IF you go

The Summer Stage Concert Series is hosted by Nobody in Particular Presents, with sponsorship from radio station 97.3 KBCO. The season kicked off with a classic performance — an evening with Joan Baez on June 2 — and will feature some legends in different genres — John Hiatt (rock and roll), Robert Cray (blues) and Asleep at the Wheel (country). National groups who have become local favorites like Pink Martini, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Los Lonely Boys will also be performing. “Our amphitheater is fantastic, we’re very accessible and a short drive,” Mayner said. “These performances are just amazing in this venue.”

Cherry Hills Country Club General Manager Kevin Hood, who saved a man’s life earlier this year, recently received the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s Mary Bea Porter Award. The honor was bestowed at the MGWA’s 62nd national awards dinner June 18 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Hood was honored for saving the life of Cherry Hills member John Moore. Responding to a “code blue” call on Jan. 29, Hood administered CPR to the 87-year-old Moore, who had fallen and hit his head, causing his tongue to block his airway. Hood performed chest compressions and other life-saving measures. After a 10-day hospital stay, Moore recovered and returned to Cherry Hills to enjoy his club membership. Colorado Avid Golfer magazine first reported the news. The award is named for Mary Bea Porter, a former LPGA Tour pro who left the course in the middle of a qualifying round of the 1988 Samaritan Turquoise Classic in Phoenix to save a drowning 3-year-old boy at a home adjacent to a fairway. Hood, 52, is in his eighth year at Cherry Hills. He was a starting linebacker at the University of Colorado and former pro football player with the Denver Gold of the USFL.

Cabela’s carves niche in area

Cabela’s, the giant outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the official grand opening of its two Denverarea locations in Thornton and Lone Tree on Aug. 15. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies hosted by Cabela’s executives and special guests will begin at 10:45 a.m. at each location, and doors will open for business at 11 a.m. Opening day will begin a weekend-long celebration featuring outdoor celebrities, events for the entire family, giveaways and more. The 110,000-square-foot Lone Tree store will be located in Douglas County in the new RidgeGate Commons development along Interstate 25 at RidgeGate Parkway. The 90,000-square-foot Thornton store will be located in a new retail development along I-25 at 144th Ave. Cabela’s operates 44 stores across North America with plans to open an additional 16 over the next two years. More information at

Peak 7 Vodka a big hit

Denver’s own Peak 7 Vodka made a splash recently into the Colorado microspirits market. The seven-time distilled Peak 7, made at Mile High Distillery, comes onto the scene on the heels of a medalwinning performance at the 2013 Denver International Spirits Contest March 2 and 3. Twelve prominent spirits professionals judged the double-blind tasting, and Peak 7 Vodka was awarded a bronze for best vodka. “We are Colorado people who want to make a vodka that reflects the culture and vibrancy of Denver and the Rocky Mountains,” said Peak 7 co-founder Dave Collier. “We think Colorado’s the best place on earth you can live, and the best place on earth to make great vodka.” Peak 7 Vodka is currently available

Dancers from Fiesta Colorado will perform at the DanceFest along with other featured dancers Thursday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater.

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Include fishing in your family vacation Family vacation plans in place? Fishing on the agenda? The two don’t mix you say? Too often we fail to see the two, in fact, are very compatible and the whole family can enjoy a whole new environment of angling opportunities. Fishing opportunities are virtually anywhere, everywhere we might vacation. When thoughtfully planned; fishing need not interfere with the prime vacation objectives. What we fail to recognize is that vacation itineraries may very well take us to some of the most unique and exotic waters we might otherwise never get chance to fish. Over the years when my kids were small we fished and vacationed all in the same trip. Vacation destinations like the Northwest offer salmon and steelhead fishing both fresh and salt water angling; Kansas and Nebraska rivers and lakes provide ex-

cellent cat fishing; Florida not only has the popular Disney World, but great deep water and shallow flats fishing in the Florida Keys; Hawaii resorts that front on the ocean surf have easy and convenient access for shoreline spin casting or fly fishing. While fishing was not our family’s primary objective, we could always carve out a few hours or half a day to enjoy angling not readily found at home.

There are some easy strategies to blend angling into vacation planning and when considerately done will make the vacation list and angling a “win-win” enjoyment. • Research your family vacation documents and planning material which typically will list angling locations and fishing guide services. • Google the vacation sites you plan to visit and find additional fishing locations, guides and angling shops to contact. • Before embarking on the vacation stop by your favorite local fly shop or sporting goods and ask about fishing opportunities at or close to your vacation destinations. • Scan the destination state’s game and fish department websites for additional helpful information and suggestions. Contact our local Parks and Wildlife offices as well. • If you use AAA or other vacation planning assistance specially ask them for fish-

ing locations and contacts. • If you are a member of any of the angling organizations such as Trout Unlimited, American Bass Anglers, North American Crappie Association, and Walleye Unlimited give them a call for suggestions. • Friends who have visited the same destinations your family will travel to may have helpful ideas as well. Fishing gear can be easily transported. There are great compact travel gear sets that minimize space. Fishing gear can also be rented at destination fishing sites from local guides or fishing shops. Advanced planning can enhance a family vacation and allow a family to explore new fishing opportunities at minimal costs or inconvenience.

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Friday cinema Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 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. Love offering. Call Kay Ford Johnsen at 720-933-4964 or email

Book signing Author Lori Holden, a 1980 graduate of Arvada West High School, has just released “The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole,” for families involved in adoption. Lori will sign books from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Duncan YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Limited copies will be available onsite. More information, including reviews, can be found at

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Thursday/June 27 Financial seminar Kevin Coffey, president of Complete Spectrum Financial Services, presents a free financial planning seminar from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the lecture hall at Lakewood High School, 9700 W. 8th Ave. Complete Spectrum will donate $15 per person who attends the seminar to Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. Misha May will provide refreshments. RSVP at or 303-239-0382. Thursday/June 27 Friend raiser The Adams County Youth Initiative will host its first Adams County Mentoring Friend Raiser from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Baker Street Pub, 2831 W. 120th Ave., Westminster. Appetizers provided. RSVP not required. For information, visit www. or call 720-972-3876. Thursday/June 27 Backyard BarBecue Friends of Broomfield plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Gina Coufal is hosting a backyard barbecue at her home, 2140 Snowmass Circle, Broomfield. Dinner is included, along with beverages and entertainment. We will honor last year’s variety show participants and introduce dates and themes for this year’s variety show. Participants should be dropped off and picked up at the above address. Register by Monday, June 24. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at or 303-404-0123 to register and for information about cost. Thursday/June 27 communiTy coFFee Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp hosts her monthly

community coffee from 8-9 a.m. (time change) Thursday, June 27, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Olde Town Arvada. Kraft-Tharp hosts her coffees on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk with residents about issues of importance.

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community coffee from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Panera Bread in Walnut Creek, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. Kraft-Tharp hosts her coffees on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk with residents about issues of importance.

Thursday/June 27, July 21 concerT series Bring the whole family to McIlvoy Park, 5750

Upham Street in Olde Town Arvada for concerts and performances that are part of the 2013 Apex concert series. Enjoy big band swing and concert band Mile High Community Band at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27. For a younger crowd, Eric and Angelyne the Amazing DEAF Cattle Dog will perform at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 21. Concerts are sponsored by a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and receive local support from Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation, Prospect Recreation and Park District, Sooper Credit Union, Craft Carousel Gift Shop, Centura Health at Home, Arvada Festivals Commission, New Dawn Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Arvada Parks Department, and Friends of the Concerts. Call 303-425-9583.

Friday/June 28 Friday Fun Youth entering fifth through ninth grades this fall

can go on a trip every Friday all summer as part of Friday Fun Days. On Friday, June 28, the group will travel to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. The day is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Go to for more information about the location. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register.

Friday/June 28 america’s pasTime A brief history and selected stories from the game of baseball. Join Active Minds from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Friday, June 28, as we trace the history of baseball from Abner Doubleday to Barry Bonds. We will tell a few of the legendary stories of the game, including the Merkle Incident, the 1919 Chicago Black Sox, the Curse of the Bambino, and others. We will discuss Jackie Robinson and the role of the Negro Leagues as well as how the modern era has been affected by the use of steroids. Bring your own

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two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

saTurday/June 29 youTh TheaTer A theater production of “The Tortoise vs. the Hare” will be at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. Great for all ages. Call 303-450-8800 for tickets and information. saTurday/June 29 WiFFleBall TournamenT Northglenn’s ninth annual adult wiffleball tournament is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Northwest Open Space, 112th Avenue and Ranch Drive. Get a team of three to five players for this one-day event. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Awards are given to the

saTurday and sunday/June 29-30 ms ride The Newmont Bike MS event to help raise money to support programs, services and research on behalf of the ColoradoWyoming Chapter, National MS Society is June 29-30. The ride, which begins at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29, starts and ends at Front Range Community College, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. Packet pickup will begin at 4:30 a.m. Visit monday/July 1 open mic night Join Living Water Unity Spiritual Community for our teens’ open mic night from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art, including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. This is a chance for teens to make new friends and to explore and expand talents they might have been hesitant to express, all in an environment that is safe, welcoming, supportive, loving, and fun. We welcome all students between the grades of 6th and 12th grade. This is about teens’ empowerment in a safe, non-religious context. For information, visit Open Mic Night - Celebrate Your Teen Self on Facebook, then join our event (and invite others) and let us know how many are coming so we know how many snacks to provide. Call 720-935-4000.

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Vegan Pizza Day

Patxi’s Pizza (pronounced PAH-cheese) celebrates Vegan Pizza Day with vegan selections available on June 29. Patxi’s Cherry Creek and Cherry Hills locations are offering a vegan pizza combo created by chef/partner Patxi Azpiroz, newly back from his food tour of the Amalfi Coast. The vegan pizza combo is available as adline a whole pie or as a slice of the day in thin all or stuffed crust, and feature Daiya vegan mozzarella, whole wheat crust, fresh spinach, crushed garlic and red onion. The vegan slices of the day cost bevada tween $3.25 and $4.75 during lunch only o Openand can be paired with a salad and soda olved for $9.99. Both locations (3455 S. University e 29, Blvd., Englewood, and 185 Steele St., Denes will be ver) feature a $2 Lagunitas’ IPA, a vegan beer. More information at www.patxispizza. com. to orado- Help film society go digital e, The Denver Film Society wants to step ront over the line. Packet No, they don’t want to start showing . triple-X movies. Rather “the line” represents the $150,000 fundraising goal to buy four new digital film projectors — as ty for Hollywood transitions to an all-digital 1, at format — for the DFS’ Sie FilmCenter, The ortu- Ellie Caulkins (home of the Starz Denver ument, or they hat is stut teens’ on, visit oin our ng so

Film Festival) and Red Rocks for the Film on the Rocks summer series. The total amount needed is $300,000 for the projectors for the Sie Film Center and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. To spur cash donations, DFS honcho Britta “The Jesus” Erickson stars in a three-minute promotional video spoofing the John Turturro role in the 1998 cult film “The Big Lebowski” with supporting actors stand-up comedian Chuck Roy and Will Morris, a manager at the Sie FilmCenter. Erickson, complete with bowling shoes and a hairnet, licks the red bowling ball and bowls what looks like a guaranteed gutter ball, but the scene is cut before the ball reaches its destination. Meanwhile Roy and Morris drink beer, look on and hurl comments such as “you crossed the line!” That’s the whole idea. The DFS donation website — www. secure-the-future-of-the-denver-filmsociety?ref=live — will remain live through June 28. With eight days to go, more than $84,000 was pledged. If you donate a minimum of $25 and the DFS reaches its $150,000 goal, backers will be treated to a special screening of “The Big Lebowski” on July 31 at Red Rocks.

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Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin, Kristen Schaal, Hannibal Buress and others will headline’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour stop on Sept. 13 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village. The Colorado stop is one of 13 dates on the five-week comedy tour that starts Aug. 23 in Austin. was launched in 2007 by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. It quickly became a hit thanks to the video “The Landlord,” which starred McKay’s 2-year-old daughter, Pearl, who plays a cursing landlord trying to get rent money from Ferrell’s character. “We always love to push the comedy boundaries at Funny or Die and this festival will do just that,” said Dick Glover, CEO of Funny or Die. “It’s the perfect blend of comedy and crazy that will for sure resonate with comedy fans looking

for a one-of-a-kind experience.” Doors to the show open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday at or www.funnyordie. com/oddball. A video announcing the tour is live on Funny or Die at For VIP box seats call 303-837-1024.

Local laughs

Local jokester and Comedy Works regular Phil Palisoul snagged first place at the 2013 Great American Comedy Festival recently in Norfolk, Neb. Palisoul, a Denver native, beat out eight other professional comedians in the finals to take home the top trophy. The Great American Comedy Festival is a four-day event honoring Norfolk native Johnny Carson, the greatest talk-show host ever. The event features some of the best amateur and professional comedians from across the country. Ironically, Palisoul tried to get on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” early in the Denver comedian’s career. “And when I wasn’t able to get on the show, I was really disappointed. So, to be able to come here and do this well in a festival for his name and honor is ... it’s overwhelming really,” Palisoul told Palisoul’s prize was $1,000. Read more about Palisoul’s victory at Winners were picked by a panel of comedy club managers who judged the comedians on material, audience reaction and poise. You can catch the Denver winner’s act at 7:30 p.m. July 9 during Comedy Night @ West Woods at West Woods Bar & Grill, 6655 Quaker St., Arvada. Tickets are available at (keyword: West Woods). Tickets are $12 and there is a two-drink minimum for those who do not have dinner at the restaurant before the show. The show is hosted by nationally touring comic Bob Meddles and is produced by Slap Happy Entertainment.

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Spice up your Friday by visiting Denver’s new definition of “market.” The Skyline Market is a food experience that offers artisanal products, ready-to-eat food

and a farm-fresh experience all in one. Take a break from the office grind to enjoy a variety of lunch options, or pick up something for dinner and grab a few things for the weekend. Enjoy live music and a drink with friends or co-workers over happy hour or learn more about the food surrounding you from local chefs. The Market, on Arapahoe between the 16th Street Mall and 15th Street, opened June 14 and continues every Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Aug. 30. For more information, visit

Good eats on wheels Looking for an alternative to a fastfood lunch? The sixth annual Civic Center EATS Outdoor Café launched earlier this month, and will continue to take place with an army of food trucks gathering in Civic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September. Enjoy delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, live music and a great cause. In addition to supporting Denver’s growing gourmet food truck scene, proceeds will benefit the Civic Center Conservancy, the nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and activating Denver’s historic Civic Center Park. Shaded tables and an ATM are available. For more information, go to www.

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Legacy Ridge’s signature hole, the par 3 No. 9, requires golfers to stay on the proper side of the green. Photos by Daniel Williams

Don’t miss out on Legacy Ridge Golf Course Westminster municipal facility is big on value By Daniel Williams WESTMINSTER — Westminster has one of Colorado golf’s best kept secrets. Actually, it’s a disservice to call Legacy Ridge golf course a secret. If you have never played the course, near Sheridan Boulevard and 104th Avenue about 20 minutes from downtown Denver, once you do you will certainly feel like you have been missing out. Legacy Ridge offers a golf experience that might feel like a $125 round of golf for less than half of the price. Whether you’re a long ball hitter or prefer going short from the red tees, Legacy Ridge is not only a course that is full of challenges, but features views that would impress Ansel Adams. In addition, near perfect course conditions and a warm and inviting staff have made Legacy Ridge one of the popular destinations in the metro area. “For a municipal course we are definitely upscale,” Legacy Ridge assistant professional Mark Roush said. “Our course is always in beautiful shape but that is because we have great people who maintain the course.” Opened in 1994, this Arthur Hills design measures 7,157 yards from the championship tees, shrinking to 5,315 yards from the red tees. This Colorado-style Scottish links lay out targets players of all levels with four tee boxes on every hole, wide fairways, generous landing areas and greens that average more than 6,000 square feet. The course’s signature hole is No. 9, a par 4 that is 417 yards from the tips but only 279 yards from the white tees. That means big hitters have to contemplate if they want to attempt to drive the green, hoping to catch the downhill

slope and let their ball roll up to the hole. However, pushing the ball even a little bit too far to the right can mean landing in the pond that runs along the west side of the green. Some take the chance, drive the green and putt for eagle. “You can play the course as long or as short as you want it but either way presents challenges. But there are also some birdies out there and scoring opportunities,” said Tom Harper, a regular at Legacy Ridge. With quite a few golf courses in Legacy Ridge’s area, competition for patrons can be tough for some courses. But not Legacy Ridge. The course has turned into a destination golf courses and beside hosting numerous events they also have also compiled trophy case full of awards. “There are not a lot of golf experiences out there like the one we provide at Legacy Ridge, at least not for under $100,” Roush said. The course is also currently offering a junior golf program ages 5 to 17. If you want to play Legacy Ridge they recommend that you book through the online system and create an account to expedite the booking process. By creating an account, you are then part of the “SPIRIT Club” which gains you access to the best discounts and specials for green fees, cart fees, merchandise, food/beverage offers, newsletters, text specials, tournaments, golf club demo days and upcoming events. Legacy Ridge is one of two Westminster municipal golf courses. The other is The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, another course with an outstanding reputation. The two courses offer individual golf passes where you can play unlimited golf at both courses. “Learn the Legacy,” is their slogan. So be prepared to get educated in a great golf experience.

Massive practice facilities make Legacy Ridge a must play for golfers looking to lower scores.

Legacy Ridge patron Norm Hammond works on his putting stroke overlooking Legacy Ridge’s clubhouse.

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FarmerÕ s Marke n e d l o t G NOW - Oct. 5

(Except July 27 - Buffalo Bill Days)

Saturdays • 8am - 1pm

Historic Golden 10th St. at Illinois St. Next to the Golden Library For More Information Contact

303-279-3113 Sponsored by the Golden Chamber of Commerce

First Friday Street Fair July 5 • 5-9pm

Historic Downtown Golden Washington Ave. between 12th & 13th Streets

Great Food! Family Fun!

LIVE MUSIC • COORS BEER $4 • FOOD BY LOCAL RESTAURANTS • Face Painting and Balloon Artists and Animals from Guest Snowflake Circus • Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides by Denver Carriage • Famous Golden Hospitality at stores, businesses & restaurants • Events and Sales throughout Downtown during First Friday Street Fair!

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Summer Fun in Golden July & August Events Thursday - July 4:

Lions Club Celebration Lions Park

Friday - July 5:

Golden’s First Friday Street Fair in Historic Downtown Golden

Colorado’s own Chauncey Billups honored for basketball career Four-day event will feature preps heroes from around the country By Daniel Williams DENVER — In what is called a milestone in the history of Colorado high school sports, the National Federation of State High School Associations is holding its 94th Annual Meeting this week in Denver. Prep sports leaders from across the country will be in attendance at the fourday event held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Among the major items on the itinerary will be the induction of the 2013 Class of the National High School Sports Hall of Fame, which includes Colorado’s own Chauncey Billups. Billups was a four-time all-state selection and three-time Mr. Basketball at George Washington High School. He averaged 23.8 points per game and helped his team to state championships as a sophomore and junior in 1993 and 1994. Billups just completed his 16th season in the National Basketball Association, highlighted by six years with Detroit when he helped the Pistons to the 2004 NBA championship. “Chauncey is one of the brightest basketball minds I have ever coached,” said former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl. “He is a legend at (University of ) Colorado and is maybe the greatest ever player to come out of the state.” “Mr. Clutch,” as he has now known as around the NBA, went from being a young

journeyman player to becoming MVP of the NBA Finals. Billups has accumulated a basketball resume that puts him in discussions as one of the great point guards in NBA history. Three other outstanding former high school athletes are in the 2013 class: Joe Theismann (New Jersey, former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins star quarterback), Kristin Folkl Kaburakis (Missouri, two-sport standout in high school and at Stanford) and Harrison Dillard (Ohio, fourtime gold medalist at 1948 and 1952 Olympics). The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS writes playing rules for 16 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities.

HAVE A STORY IDEA? Email your ideas to Jefferson County Sports Dan Williams at or call him at 303-566-4134.

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Saturday - July 6:

Golden Super Cruise at South Golden Road Businesses and Historic Downtown Golden

Thursday - July 8:

Mopar Street Party Historic Downtown Golden

Friday - July 26, 27, 28: Buffalo Bill Days

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MONDAY/JULY 1, JULY 15 BODY-MIND YOGA Gentle body-mind yoga specifically for beginners and folks managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, and Monday, July 15, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Email TUESDAY/JULY 2 NATURE LESSONS School in the Woods: Lessons

Learned from Creating a Nature Based School is offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Teachers will learn about nature-inspired lessons that they can implement in their classrooms, on their school grounds or on field trips. Teachers should come prepared to spend a day outdoors; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing (no sandals). The seminar is open to the public. Teachers may receive credit through Adams State College or BOCES. Fees and reservations apply; call 719-748-3253, ext. 109, or visit www.nps. gov/flfo/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm. The class is at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

TUESDAY/JULY 2 LIFETREE CAFÉ The filmed story of a man who is changing gender will be presented at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The exclusive film follows a man named Bob, who says he knew at the age of 4 that he was as family dynamics, workplace complications, and spiritual implications. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or WEDNESDAY/JULY 3 ART TOUR Northglenn seniors are invited to take a tour

of the new Art on Parade sculptures around E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. Meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, in the Dogwood Pavilion on the west side of the park and enjoy a free breakfast courtesy of the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation. RSVP is required by June 28 at the senior center or by calling 303-450-8801. For people ages 55 and over. The park is across from the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive.

WEDNESDAY/JULY 3 DECLARATION OF Independence Did you know only two of the 56 signatures of the Declaration of Independence were penned on July 4, 1776? The others didn’t sign until nearly a month later. Join Active Minds from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, for a look at this pivotal document and its historical context. We will examine the philosophy and ideas that underlie the text as well as the continuing influence of the document today all around the world. Program is free and takes place at Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Drive, Westminster. RSVP to Keystone Place, 303-465-5600. THURSDAY/JULY 4 FAMILY FESTIVAL The July Fourth Family Festival is an all-day jubilee from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4,

at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11801 Community Center Drive. The festival is free, family-friendly and alcohol-free. The festival starts with a Boy Scout pancake breakfast and ends with fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. In between are a bake sale, parades, military recognition, car show and more. Visit

COMING SOON COMING SOON/JULY 5 HIKE AND swim Boys and girls entering fifth through ninth grade can go on a trip every Friday all summer as part of Friday Fun Days. On July 5, spend a morning hiking in Eldorado Canyon near Golden before going swimming in the afternoon. Pack a sack lunch and bring sunscreen, hat, athletic shoes, swimsuit and plenty of water. Register by July 3. Call 303-450-8800 or go to recxpress. COMING SOON/JULY 5 ICE CREAM In honor of National Ice Cream Day, enjoy ice

cream sundaes at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, as part of the Festival Friday Series. For people ages 55 and older. RSVP at 303450-8801 or at the Northglenn Senior Center.

COMING SOON/JULY 6 GOLF TOURNAMENT Temple Micah’s 2nd annual golf tournament to benefit its endeavors to “Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly” is on Saturday, July 6. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. at Emerald Greens, 597 S. Clinton St., Denver (in the Windsor Garden community). This event is for families or individuals who play golf, relatively new golfers or those who like to play but don’t play a lot. Sponsorship options are available. Register at http://www.micahdenver. org or via Elaine Lee, 303-388-4239 ext. 1. COMING SOON/JULY 8 DOG TRAINING Training With Grace dog training center offers free talks from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. The next talk on Monday, July 8, is “So you want to be a dog trainer?” Have you ever considered dog training as a career? Do you have what it takes? Can you make any money at it? Do you think you can help dogs and their people? Do you work in a rescue or a shelter? Do you work in a vet clinic? Do you work as a dog walker, groomer or in boarding? Do you simply want to learn more about body language a better handling techniques? Do you want to teach classes and private training? Talk with Ana and she can help you decide if this is the right career path for you. Bring your questions, goals and plans. She’s great at helping you see the big picture. COMING SOON/JULY 8-12 BIBLE SCHOOL Westminster Presbyterian Church presents its community vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-12. The program is open to children ages 4 to fourth grade. The week includes interactive/storytelling time, music, crafts and recreation all of which follow the theme of “Kingdom Rock.” Registration forms are available at the church or by e-mail at or Register by July 5. Check-in and late registrations will begin at 8:30 a.m, July 8, on the east covered entrance of the church. Call 303-429-8508 or 303-429-1147.

COMING SOON/JULY 9 SPORTS CLASS Safe Sport is a comprehensive child safety course that encourages children ages 6 to 10 to get involved in sports, and emphasizes the fundamental safety aspects of doing so. Class is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn. org/recxpress to register. COMING SOON/JULY 10 BULLYPROOFING THIS class for boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades covers how to identify bullying behavior and how to stop it without causing physical harm as well as how to make safe choices when approached by strangers. Class is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn .org/recxpress to register.


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

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WOMEN’S NETWORKING group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303438-6783. 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 Visit Recurring Events continues on Page 24

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BUSINESS BRIEF KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT purchase Westminster office complex

KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, a public non-traded real estate investment trust based in California, has purchased the Westmoor Center, a six-building complex totaling 612,890 square feet in Westminster. KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT purchased the asset for $86 million. The purchase of Westmoor Center boosts the presence of KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT and its affiliated companies in the Denver area, where it now owns six office properties totaling more than 1.7 million rentable square feet in Colorado. KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT intends to invest in and manage a diverse portfolio of real estate-related loans, opportunistic real estate, real estate-related debt securities and other real estate-related investments.

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RECURRING/THROUGH JULY 27 QUILT DISPLAY Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open to the public. Call 303-277-0377. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 3 LUNCH PROGRAM The Charter School Institute is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from June 3 through Aug. 3. Meals will be provided to all children for free. Meals will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights. Contact Lindsay Hull at 303-866-6566 for more information. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 21 SUMMER CONCERTS Westminster Promenade’s

summer concert series begins Wednesday, June 12, and continues through Aug. 21. All concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Gazebo at Westminster Promenade. The lineup includes: June 12: The 1950s: The Juke Brothers sock-hop band; June 26: The 1960s: “Woodstock Tribute,” re-creation of the iconic rock festival; July 3: The 1970s: Colorado’s tribute to “The Eagles”; July 17: The 1980s Message in A Bottle, The Police Tribute; Aug. 14: Bella Luna Cirque Show; and Aug. 21: To be announced. Visit

CONCERT SERIES Concerts in the backyard concert series are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Anythink Foundation and future Nature Explore classrooms at Anythink libraries. The schedule is Chimney Choir on July 12, and Blue Canyon Boys on Aug. 9. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 12-13 REUNION/CLASS OF ’73 Highland High School reunion for the class of 1973 and friends is July 1213. All classmates from classes 1970 to 1979 are welcome. From 6 p.m. until closing on Friday, July 12, the reunion will be at Rodzillas Roadhouse, 10210 N. Washington, Thornton. On Saturday, July 13, the party will last from 2 p.m. to midnight and features games, food and the Rock Island Band (from 7-10 p.m. ) on 10 acres just north of Thornton. For information, send an email to or call 303-900-2873 (voice mail only; leave a message). LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 13 LAKE CLEANUP Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites the public to “Lend a Hand to Your Lakes and Lands” from 8 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton. Coinciding with Lake Appreciation Month, this volunteer event will engage crews to

remove invasive and noxious weeds at the park, as well as at surrounding open space and State Land Board properties. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon, and goodie bags and prizes will be given out. Free recreational activities and information booths will be open at the boat ramp between noon and 3 p.m., including face painting, canoe lessons, archery range, boat rides, jumping castle, climbing wall and free boat safely T-shirts for kids. Talon, the red-tailed hawk and boating safety mascot for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Brighton Fire Department will be on hand for the fun too. Volunteers are asked to make a reservation at 303-659-6005. Attendees should dress for yard work, including sun hats, tough garden gloves, long pants and long-sleeved shirts (if preferred) and bring water and sunscreen. Transportation will be provided to and from weed-pulling sites. Visit

LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 13, AUG. 10 STREET FESTIVAL Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 14 BLOCK PARTY Eighteen of Colorado’s best blues and rock acts will play eight hours of non-stop

music on three stages at the 16th annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing block party from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 7307 Grandview Ave. in Olde Town Arvada. The goal is to raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Visit to purchase an all-day pass or for information.

LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 17 ACTIVE MINDS “India: A Story of Contrast,” presented by Active Minds. India has the fifth largest economy in the world, yet 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Economic opportunity abounds for the upper class and mean, while the lower classes and most women live a narrow existence. Join Active Minds as we explore these and other contrasts as we seek to understand India and how it fits into the global community. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 19-20 REUNION THE Skyview Class of 1993 will have its 20th reunion July 19-20. Visit or www.facebook. com/SkyviewClassOf1993Reunion for all the information. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 25 WINE TASTING The annual Indulge wine tasting event for CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is Thursday, July 25, and will include plenty of wine tasting, food, music, silent auction, chocolate desserts, live auction and more. Tickets are now available. Contact

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