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County eyes improvements for Federal Public meetings set to discuss area between 52nd and 72nd By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@coloradocommunitymedia.com Adams County is working on a Federal Boulevard Corridor Framework Plan targeting the area between 52nd and 72nd avenues. Residents and business owners are invited to an open house 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at The MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster, to share their ideas for the corridor. Adams County Planning and Development Department, along with the county’s consultant, Matrix Design Group, will host the meeting to share the initial concepts and existing conditions of the corridor. “We’re trying to examine the area that has experienced disinvestment over the decades,” said Abel Montoya, Director of Planning and Development for Adams County. Two FasTracks stations are planned at either end of this portion of Federal — the Federal Station at 60th Avenue and Federal

and the Westminster Station at 71st Avenue and Irving Street. “As many as 4,500 new job opportunities may be available with this revitalization for the community,” Montoya said. “The large majority of the jobs that could be created in the area would be permanent jobs.” Other goals for Federal are improving the health and safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. “Federal Boulevard does not have a very good sidewalk network today, it’s very spotty,” Montoya said. He added that the county would like to create a sidewalk network, and potentially a bike path, that connects to adjacent trails that connect to the FasTracks stations. “One of the things we have to tackle is the parking situation on Federal Boulevard,” he said, adding staff would have to look at parcel configurations and layout designs to see where improvements could be made. “After we finish this phase of the framework for the project, we plan on presenting the information for consideration and hopefully adoption by the Board of County Commissioners in September,” Montoya

The view northbound on Federal Boulevard approaching 70th Avenue. Adams County staff is working on a Corridor Framework Plan that would include enhancing safety and the aesthetics of Federal between 52nd and 72nd avenues. Photo by Tammy Kranz said. “If approved, we look forward to starting the next phase in October.” The county received a $15,000 Station Area and Urban Center Crant for the

Federal Boulevard Corridor Plan by the Denver Council of Regional Governments (DRCOG). The funding is for fiscal year 2015, and will begin October 2014.

Artist carves permanent sculpture City solicits name suggestions for newest art at TACC building By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@colorado communitymedia.com The necessity to remove a 50foot pine tree and the desire to have a public art piece in front of the Thornton Arts & Culture Center resulted in the city’s newest art piece. “Because of the buildup of ice in the winter and needles and branches in the summer causing a safety issue on the entrance steps, we were forced to consider removing the tree at the front of the building,” said Linda Lowe, city of Thornton Arts and Volunteer coordinator. Meanwhile, the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) was planning an art project for the front of the building, which is at 9209 Dorothy Blvd. “The TASHCO Board wanted a way for the public to identify the variety of activities that are offered to the public and taking place in the building; art exhibits, musical, dance and theatrical performance as well as programs and exercise classes,” Lowe said. Enter Faye Braaten of Loveland, an artist who specializes in creating art out of wood with her favorite art tool — a chainsaw, hence her nickname “Chainsaw Mama.” It took Braaten one week in April to carve a 25-foot art piece,

The city is asking residents to submit suggestions for names of the new public art piece in front of the Thornton Arts & Culture Center. Deadline is May 9.

Faye Braaten “Chainsaw Mama” carves a 25-foot art sculpture in front of the Thornton Arts & Culture Center at the beginning of April. Courtesy photos by the city of Thornton featuring a ballet dancer, drama masks and musical notes connected with a ribbon — to represent the cultural arts found inside the building. “The tree was at a 45-degree angle, it was a lot of fun,” Braat-

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en said. “The tree itself had great motion — a lot of leaning with curves. I hope this inspires more community pride.” Braaten has done work for the city before — the “Train Conductor” piece on the Heritage Trail

off York Street. Lowe said Braaten gave the city a special price of $2,500 because of its public location. She said the city is seeking funding from the TASHCO Board. “We have had such a positive response from the community

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members who watched the process that we wanted to include them in the naming of the piece,” Lowe said. The city will take naming suggestions until 5 p.m. Friday, May 9. You can submit an entry in person at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; send an email to Arts@cityofthornton. net or mail your entry to Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton CO 80229, ATTN: Sculpture Naming Contest. When submitting your entry, be sure to include your first and last name, phone number or email address and the suggested name of the sculpture.

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World of homeless youths hits home From the apartment balcony, in the hours just past midnight, he could see beams of light from patrol cars cutting through the blackness in the grassy area near Denver Skate Park. Cops looking for the homeless, he guessed. A few hours later, as the day began to awaken, Nick Santulli, 18, and his two companions left their friend’s apartment to burn some time near downtown Denver before heading back to their suburban Castle Rock homes. A young man and his friends, their shirts stained with dirt, bulging backpacks on their shoulders, passed them on the sidewalk. “You guys want to come get some breakfast?” the young man asked. Without hesitation, a curious Nick said OK. A chance encounter. A risk taken. A turning point. The simple yes would build a bridge between two vastly different worlds and, in the end, make a difference in both. “It was the defining moment of my senior year,” Nick said. “It’s not necessarily changed my life, but it’s altered my life and how I see things and the kind of direction in which I want to live my life.” ••• On that early July morning, they caught a bus, then the light rail. A 30-minute trip to a brick building near the 16th Street Mall. A line of young people waited to step inside, where another 100 or so ate breakfast burritos in the kitchen or clustered in the lobby, seeking the simple comforts of food, sanctuary and fellowship. The sight of so many girls and boys in their teens and early 20s without a place to call home or a family to care for them struck Nick hard. As he sat at a table and ate, he asked questions and listened. Intently. A boy told him how he and his mother, although she was no longer in his life, had been on and off the streets for most of his 17 years. Another young man recounted how he’d jumped from foster home to foster home, from friend’s couch to friend’s couch,

finally, to the street. It was, Nick thought, the tales of heartrending movies and songs. When he returned home later that day, just 30 miles south yet so very far away, he brought their stories with him. “You wouldn’t guess where I ate breakfast this morning,” Nick said to his mom. “A homeless shelter.” ••• Urban Peak. It is the only nonprofit that offers a full convergence of services to homeless youths in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. Last year, it helped 1,700 youths from 15 through 24 years of age, providing food, clothing, GED instruction and a multitude of other educational, mental health and job services. Its drop-in center is always busy, its 40-bed shelter usually full. A 2013 Denver-area survey found 921 youths on the streets. They are there for all kinds of reasons: physical, sexual and emotional abuse; parents who sell them for drugs and alcohol; mental illness. Some, at 18, have aged out of the foster care system. Others have been kicked out of homes because of their sexual orientation. The tragedies are staggering. As Dan Hanley, director of development and public affairs, recently said: “We are the voice of the 1,700 youth who don’t have one.” ••• In August, just after the start of the new school year, Nick — a passionate musician and shy transplant from Texas who favors shoulder-length hair and cowboy boots — sat in a circle of students on the floor of his newsmagazine classroom at Castle View

High School, sharing highlights from the summer. As he quietly described his encounter with the homeless, the staff became intrigued. The story inspired a theme for the first issue — “Going Outside the CVHS Bubble” — with Nick writing the main story about homeless teens. He reached out to Urban Peak, toured the facility, learned about its services. He later explored the grassy space near Denver Skate Park and the 16th Street Mall to find homeless youths to interview. “It was really hard to approach them,” Nick remembered. “I mean, I’m going to high school in Castle Rock and they’re on the streets in Denver.” He returned to Denver three times for more interviews to make sure he understood how to tell their stories. “It was weird at first,” Nick said of walking up to strangers to ask such personal questions. But “I would call it a pivotal moment in my life.” ••• On April 14, the school kicked off Make a Difference Week. More than 1,800 students crowded onto the gym bleachers. A selection process had winnowed about 10 charities and nonprofit organizations to three finalists, including Urban Peak, nominated by the newsmagazine staff. Students overwhelmingly voted it the recipient of this year’s fundraising efforts. The goal: $15,000, a few thousand more than needed to keep Urban Peak open for a day. “We want to turn this outside of our walls for one week,” student government adviser Bob Sutterer said to the students. “These are people just like you who are also talented, who also have great energy, who need a little bit of help.” Charlie Annerino, a representative from Urban Peak, walked to the middle of the floor. “A lot of times, they (homeless youths) feel like they don’t have any support,” he told the young audience. “Just looking around at this gym, that’s not true at all. … It is so powerful to see people your age care

about this issue and be passionate about doing something.” Mid-week, Annerino, Hanley and three others from the organization spent the day talking to 33 classes about the issue of youth homelessness. By the end of the week, students had raised $12,168. “It’s remarkable,” said Chris Weiss, Urban Peak’s development manager. “Castle Rock is 30 miles away from the epicenter of homelessness. To raise $12,000 for us is remarkable.” ••• In less than a month, Nick graduates. He is headed to college and a life, he hopes, where he has the opportunity to help others. It is an ambition nurtured by what evolved from a chance encounter with some homeless youths one early summer morning. “I didn’t imagine it would have been the major direction of my senior year,” he said. “If I hadn’t have done that article and done MAD Week, I probably wouldn’t have stayed on track as much. It kept me kind of headed straight, I guess.” Urban Peak, for its part, never imagined the kindness that would surge from a suburban high school in a community so removed from the everyday struggles of the discarded youths it serves. The connection, Weiss said, makes this world a better place. Nick wants to do more at Urban Peak in the coming year. “I’d really like to work in the kitchen,” he said. Where he first saw the reality of wounded humanity. And where this unfinished story of compassion began. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. Her column earned first place in the 2013 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest. She can be reached at ahealey@coloradocommunitymedia.com or 303-566-4110.

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Two charged in hit and run Staff report

Two people have been charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of 29-year-old Joshua Stewart on April 19 in Thornton. Dannel Bond Kimble, 26, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, reckless vehicular homicide and manslaughter. Cynthia Marie Vigil, 51, was charged with manslaughter. According to the arrest affidavit, Stewart was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Kimble when they began arguing and Stewart got out of the van. Stewart was holding on to the side of the van when Kimble took off and Vigil, who was also a passenger in the van, pried his fingers loose from the open door frame of the van. Stewart lost his grip and was run over by the van. He subsequently was run over by a second vehicle. He was found lying in the street in the 9600

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block of Race Street. Kimble and Vigil were advised of the charges today in Adams County Court. Kimble is set for preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. May 14 in Division 3. The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual committed a crime under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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ELECTION NEws IN a hurry Three vie for two seats on district board

Three candidates have filed paperwork to fill two open seats on the North Metro Fire Rescue District Board of Directors in the May election. Although North Metro protects and responds to two municipalities — Broomfield and Northglenn — and parts of several counties, all district directors serve at-large, and the terms last for four years. The candidates vying for two open positions on the board are Dennis Day, Robert Nielsen and John Beirise, all from Broomfield. Absentee ballot applications can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters building, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020. If requesting an absentee ballot by mail, applications must be received at the Headquarters location in Broomfield by the close of business on May 2. Absentee ballots must be received at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters by 7 p.m. on Election Day, May 6. Non-absentee voters can cast their vote at the following locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 6: Station 62, 10550 Huron Street, Northglenn; Station 63, 10941 Irma Drive, Northglenn; Station 64, 13515 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield or North Metro Fire Headquarters, 101 Spader Way,

Broomfield. For additional information on the election, visit North Metro Fire Rescue District’s website, www.northmetrofire.org.

Hansen announces endorsements Adams County Commissioner Erik Hansen announced all nine Adams County mayors are endorsing his campaign for re-election. The endorsements include: Arvada Mayor Marc Williams, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, Bennett Mayor Sue Horn, Brighton Mayor Dick McLean, Commerce City Mayor Sean Ford, Federal Heights Mayor Joyce Thomas, Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams and Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison. Hansen has served as mayor of Thornton and worked as a marketing executive in the private sector. Within weeks of taking office in 2011, Commissioner Hansen authored a 5-point plan that led to reforms in Adams County, including fair bidding practices, the hiring of an ethics officer and internal auditor, and ethics reforms. Since then he was awarded the prestigious Gates Fellowship to attend the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Hansen lives in Thornton with his wife Holly and their two children.

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Bill an opening to greater transparency A bill introduced late this legislative session deserves support from all who want to ensure public officials make their decisions in the open and preserve the right to call them out in court if they don’t. House Bill 14-1390 clarifies Colorado’s open meetings law, stating that anyone can challenge a perceived violation of the law, not only those directly affected by the action. In the equivalent of the session’s ninth inning — the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn May 7 — the bill was introduced last week and quickly passed its first committee. It remains to be seen whether the bipartisan measure, sponsored in the House by Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, and Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, can gain final passage before the session’s conclusion.

our view We’re hoping it does, or at least is revisited next January. If not, a Jefferson County judge’s head-shaking ruling in late March could set a dangerous precedent. In January, Arvada’s mayor and city council held a special meeting to fill a vacant seat. The process the officials used to fill the opening on the council prompted an Arvada resident to file a complaint. “The Mayor and Council decided to vote by secret ballot, and employed a process of elimination of any candidate(s) who received an insufficient number of votes in each round (the votes for each

round were tallied publicly but the identity of the individuals casting each vote was not disclosed),” District Court Judge Margie Enquist wrote in her March 30 finding. Sounds like the plaintiff was on to something — state law forbids secret ballots in most cases. But hold on: The judge found that Russell Weisfield did not “have standing to bring his claim.” The reason? He did not “articulate any direct, specific impact this voting procedure had on him or his legally-protected interests.” Case dismissed. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. Are we to assume that only the unsuccessful finalists for the council position could have legally challenged the process? If so, that’s an enemy of the very trans-

parency elected leaders so often, at least publicly, espouse these days. Allowing only a select few to protest the actions of public officials is disenfranchising to the masses. “The very point of the (open meetings law) is transparency in government for all citizens, not just people who are directly affected,” Gardner told the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition last month. “Every citizen ought to have standing.” While the judge ruled that Weisfield was not injured by the council’s actions, HB 14-1390 would take any such idea out of play, stating that any person denied rights under the open meetings law has “suffered an injury in fact.” We hope state lawmakers will — very publicly and very quickly — vote for that.

question of the week

What do you make of Broncos training camp? Due to $35 million in construction and renovations at Dove Valley the Denver Broncos announced last week that training camp will not be open to fans this year. Instead, the team will off three free scrimmages at Sports Authority Field. So we asked a handful of our most loyal readers and the most loyal Broncos fans: are you disappointed that training camp will be closed this season?

“I am sure the thousands of regulars who attend each year are pretty disappointed but it sounds like the new facility is going to be pretty unbelievable.” – Zach Fogg

“The timing of the announcement surprised me a little bit but it sounds like it was for the best. And I am hoping with the renovations that the training camp experience will even be better moving forward.” – Chris Dolge

“I am really disappointed. Not many people can afford to go to the games but training camp gave everyone the opportunity to see the team up close and personal for free.” – Greg Duncan, Denver

“I think it is fine because those scrimmages at Sports Authority are pretty cool experiences and now I can go to three of those.” – Marcus Denardo, Arvada

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The kids are alright Eh, what’s wrong with these dern kids these days?!” (You have to try to imagine this in the voice of some cranky old person who just shoo’ed kids off of his front lawn.) Wow. How many stereotypes can get packed into one sentence? ANYway ... Actually, I would have to say that the answer to that original question is “not much.” And, in fact, a great many things are very right with kids these days. I was drawn to this conclusion because of a special event I witnessed a couple weeks ago. The Arvada Rotary Club has a scholarship competition called “Speak Up,” and, for the past several years, they have invited a handful of high school seniors, chosen through an application process, to come and speak in front of a meeting of the Rotary. All of those chosen to speak already won scholarships, and two of the speakers for the evening won even larger scholarships. This year, the theme of the event was “Engage Rotary, Change Lives,” and the students had to prepare a six- to eightminute speech on that theme. Let me just stop you right there: how many of you, when you were 18, were comfortable delivering a 6 – 8 minute speech in front of your mirror, much less a room full of strangers? This is a daunting task for adults — so much more so for high school students. And what I witnessed that night ran the gamut: there were students whose shyness was palpable, but did not deter them; there were students who were very focused on delivering exactly what the guidelines for the speech called for, and took care of business in a very professional manner; and, as always at such gatherings, there were a couple students who love the microphone and the stage, and took their turn to entertain the gathered crowd. But, for their differences, there were a couple common threads that ran through all of the speeches: service, engagement, and the power of human connections. This assembly of student leaders, representing each of the four high schools in Arvada, demonstrated poise and courage

just by speaking; but what they spoke of demonstrated that, at least with this group, the typical, selfish attitudes we assume of teenagers is simply not the norm. With this group — and I would love to think that they represent a large and growing segment of the youth population — the level of maturity and selflessness on display is such that many other generations would do well to study and emulate. This has, actually, been my experience in most of my professional life, as well. Certainly, there are students who are not mature, whose worldview begins and ends in the mirror — but that can be said of a great many adults, also. But, by and large, I’ve always thought that teenagers, and particularly high school seniors, possess a wonderful mixture of hopefulness, naïvete, and energy, such that there truly isn’t much that they can’t accomplish if they all get moving in the same direction. So, take heart: the leaders of the next generation are capable of things to rival any of their forebears. Get out of their way, and see what they can do! And, yes, I was at this event because my daughter was one of the invited high school seniors. For the most part, she’s always been a lot more comfortable expressing herself through dance than through words, but, Sunshine, you were amazing! I am very proud of you! Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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Five is better than three Adams County voters previously weighed in and approved expanding the Board of County Commissioners from the long standing three to five Commissioners. At the General Election this November, voters will elect for the first time Commissioners to the two new seats plus decide the race between incumbent Commissioner Erik Hansen and his opponent. Now, there is a movement afoot in Jefferson County to expand their Board of County Commissioners from three to five members as well.

A CITIZEN INITIATIVE

A citizens’ petition drive is underway in Jeffco to put the proposition on the November, 2014 ballot. The group, Jeffco5, is in pursuit of securing the 17,445 valid signatures needed to place the item on the ballot. The group of petitioners has until June 30 to secure the signatures. So, we will see if they can garner sufficient signatures.

5 MEMBER BOARD’S BENEFITS

Jefferson County government would be better served by a five-member Board of Commissioners in my opinion. Given

and the constituents.

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the 773 square miles within the county boundaries with nearly 550,000 residents and its diversity of mountains, cities, ranch land and suburbs, it just makes good sense to divide the county into 5 district representatives as opposed to the current three members. Plus, county government is “big business.” The Commissioners have the responsibility to oversee a $481.0 Million budget as well. Under the proposal, the five Commissioners would each be elected within their respective district as opposed to the current countywide election approach. Thus, fewer voters would be represented by “their” Commissioner. This would provide the opportunity for better connectivity and accountability between the Commissioner

There was an attempt to expand the Jeffco Board of Commissioners to five members many years ago. However, the seated Commissioners were opposed to the proposition and included a “poison pill” in the ballot language. A property tax mill levy increase was interjected into the ballot language and the voters defeated the proposal. Hopefully, Jeffco5 will be successful in their petition drive and then convince Jeffco voters to support the expansion of the Board elected. Stay tuned...

LEGISLATION PROPOSED TO ADDRESS ISSUES

The recent issue and debate involving a public-private partnership to design, construct, maintain and finance a portion of the expanded U.S. 36 highway (Broomfield to Boulder) has generated proposed state legislation that would create more the opportunity for increased public awareness and opportunity to provide input on similar future highway projects. State Senator Matt Jones from Louisville, who led the charge on delaying the subject contract to allow time for the public to re-

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view and give input on it, has introduced a Bill that would (1) require public and state legislative “check-ins” at critical stages of the project, (2) require any agreement for more than 35 years to be approved by the State Legislature and (3) legislative approval would be imposed on any compensation due the private company that is not directly related to the road lanes.

AMENDMENTS NEEDED TO LEGISLATION Certainly, most of us would favor more transparency and time to review and provide input in major public-private partnership highway contracts BEFORE they are approved. CDOT officials saw the error of their ways after the negotiations had been completed with Plenary, the private consortium. The requirement on State Legislature approval on agreements beyond 35 years in length is burdensome and unnecessary. Let’s trust the CDOT Enterprise Commission to do their job. Hopefully, Jones’ Bill will be modified as his first point is “spot on.” Bill Christopher is a former Westminster city manager and RTD board member.

THORNTON NEWS IN A HURRY City takes part in statewide exercise effort

Thornton Parks & Recreation kicks off the Get Movin’ Thornton challenge on Thursday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m., at the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton. The statewide challenge encourages Coloradans to engage in physical activity for 30 minutes a day for 30 days. The Thornton kickoff event will feature a two-mile walk, led by Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams, around Carpenter Park at 3498 E. 112th Ave, west of the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center. “The goal is to show everyone that this challenge and commitment is as easy as a 30 minute walk each day,” Thornton Recreation Manager Jan Kiehl said. Colorado Get Movin’ provides free online tools to support participants during the 30-day challenge, and people can participate for as many days as they like. “New this year is a competition between

cities and towns in Colorado for the title of most active,” Kiehl said. “We believe our residents will really embrace this challenge and make a strong showing in the competition.” Incentives are given at three different levels — and once a participant registers online at getmovingchallenge.org, all their get-movin’ minutes are tracked and will contribute to the state’s accumulated total. For more information call Thornton Recreation Manager Jan Kiehl at 720-9775906 or go to www.cityofthornton.net.

Romito Foundation hosts beer tasting, silent auction

The second annual Romito Foundation Beer Tasting on the Hill Silent Auction will be from 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 9, at The Brittany Hill in Thornton. There are two ticket types available — VIP which includes a Crawfish Boil and General Admission for $60 and General Admission which includes

Time to just say no I say “no” to chickens and ducks and bees but evidently there’s a contingent of folks in Westminster who think otherwise. They think “rural” and they want us to embrace the thought of chickens in our backyards. Of course, we all know that you need roosters to produce chickens and you know how that comes about.

If I never I grew up on a farm in Minnesota where my mother was in charge of the fowl aspect of farming. She delighted in her 200-plus Leghorn chickens and those pesky roosters. We even had a goose gander and when I was about 4 or 5 that gander used to chase me all around the yard and then sit on me while I screamed bloody murder for help. It pleased me no end when that goose ended up at the Thanksgiving dinner. And from one Saturday night to the next we argued who would help my mother kill a few chickens for Sunday dinner. Plucking the feathers was a distasteful job.

Off the Lawn The flock of chickens were seldom on our front lawn because we had a smart dog who dragged them back to the chicken coop. But it stands to reason that with chickens comes chicken poop and summer on the farm brought forth no shoes and lots of chicken poop to walk in.

Back to chickens in Westminster Okay! I admit I’m totally against having chickens, ducks or bees being kept by well-intended folks who probably won’t clean up those chicken pens. I’ll bet too there will be lots of code enforcement calls to deal with crowing roosters at 4 a.m.

I say

If I never eat another fried egg I won’t have missed out on any of life’s food supply. I still say if you want to farm then buy one but keep chickens, ducks, roosters out of the backyards in Westminster. And I don’t think too much of keeping bees either. If just seems to invite more problems.

Say no

If and when the Westminster City Council is called up to argue the merits of these agricultural animals, I hope they use good common sense and deny this move in our city. But if the rural-minded folks prevail I’ll try to be a good neighbor to all of God’s creatures. There, I’ve said it. I’m opposed but not willing to organize opposition.

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“It’s May, it’s May the lovely month of May.” The Musical Camelot 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.

beer tasting, food and live music by Swerve for $40. The foundation is seeking event sponsors as well as silent auction items. For more information or to pledge your support, call Amy Smith at 303-229-2217 or Kolleen Hancock at 520-275-4388.

9Health Fair set for Saturday

The City of Thornton hosts a 9Health Fair on Saturday, May 3, 7 a.m. to noon in the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center Gym at 11151 Colorado Blvd. The 9Health Fair offers free health screenings and education on health-related issues, along with a few low-cost screenings to participants. Health fair participants must be 18 years

old or older. The Thornton 9Health Fair free screenings include: Body in Balance, Lung Function, Hearing Screening, Rheumatoid Arthritis Screening, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Podiatry, Body Fat Skinfold Screening, Vision Screening, Blood Pressure, Bone Density Testing, Skin Screening, Spinal Screening, Pharmacy Screening, Heart Health Assessment, Nutrition Screening and Stress Management Screening. Call 303-255-7850 for more information. You can pre-register and pre-pay for the fair by visiting 9HealthFair.org, go to Find a Fair, and search for the Thornton/Carpenter Recreation Center site. For more information call Site Coordinator Andy Nauman at 720-977-5853.

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Legacy senior earns national art award By Ashley Reimers

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Legacy High School senior Madison Seiter recently won a National Gold Medal for photography in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Saturday, May 3 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton

For a fee, participants can also receive a blood chemistry analysis ($30), prostate specific antigen (PSA) analysis for men ($25), blood cell count ($15), Vitamin D screening ($40), Hemoglobin A1c blood screening ($25), and a colon cancer screening kit ($20).

Visit the Fair for free health screenings, including lung function, hearing, vision, skin, foot, blood pressure, spinal screening, oral health, nutrition and more! Registration: Walk-in or pre-register and pay for fee-related health screenings at www.9HealthFair.org. Click on the “Find a Fair” link and the Thornton fair is listed as Thornton – Carpenter Rec Ctr.

Legacy High School senior Madison Seiter is the first to admit using a paintbrush is not her forte. But that doesn’t mean the girl isn’t artistic. Her choice of expression is through a lens, creating photos most people wouldn’t expect. “I like being able to use my creativity and do things to my pictures that you don’t really see a lot,” Seiter said. “I like taking photos people usually see all the time and changing them to give people a different way of looking at something.” Seiter’s artwork hasn’t gone unnoticed. She recently earned a National Gold Medal for photography in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a program that fosters the creative development of teens across the nation and gives students the opportunity to showcase their artwork as well as earn college scholarships. Seiter will be honored on June 6 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Seiter was quite surprised by the award. The modest photographer tends to be her own biggest critic. “If you pretty much ask any artist, they don’t see the value in their own work,” she said. “And I think a lot of other people in

my class are a lot more talented, so I was really surprised. I know my work is good, but I’m kind of shy about it.” Seiter plans on attending Texas A&M University after graduation, a school that generations of her family have already attained college degrees from. She’ll be studying to earn a business degree, while continuing to work on her photography. She said she wants to have a business degree to fall back on, in case a career taking photos doesn’t pan out. But her dream is to own her own studio. “I haven’t totally decide if I want photography to be my whole life and my whole world,” Seiter said. “But right now, my plan is to do both and go from there.” Seiter credits her family, her grandmother in particular, for supporting and helping her reach her goals in photography. She said her grandma, who is an artist, is the person who pushes her and encourages her dig deep to reach her artistic potential. Outside of her family is her AP art teacher Paula Rowinski, who Seiter says is “literally the best teacher ever.” “In AP, Ms. Row lets us be on our own and have our own ideas, but also knows when to tie us back in and get us to focus,” she said. “Having her as an AP teacher has been so helpful and I feel like I’ve grown so much this year where I feel like I would be lost without her.”

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Have Mersey: ‘1964’ coming to Red Rocks

‘Varekai’ adapts Icarus By Clarke Reader

creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Don’t fly too close to the sun. That moral, culled from the ancient Greek myth of Icarus, has permeated culture in the centuries since the story was first told and Icarus’ fall has been told in countless ways and mediums. It’s a safe bet that none of the retellings have the cinematic grandeur and poetic motion of Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai,” which will be dazzling audiences in Broomfield. “Varekai” will be at the 1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, May 7-11. Showtimes will be on May 7 through 10 at 7:30 p.m., May 9 and 10 at 4 p.m. and May 11 at 1:30 and 5 p.m. According to information provided by Vanessa Napoli with Cirque du Soleil, “Varekai” has been touring around the world for 11 years, but this is the first time it has come through the west metro area. The title comes from the word for “wherever” in the Romany language, and Napoli said the title reflects the ability of the show to harness the imagination and take the viewers wherever they want. As the story begins, Icarus finds himself falling out the sky into a magical forest filled with fantastical creatures, and Icarus must learn to use his legs again while finding his way through this new world. The show is directed by Dominic Champagne, and honors the nomadic soul, as well as the circus tradition. Gymnast and performer Emily McCarthy, originally from the United Kingdom, has been performing with “Varekai” for a little under two years, after being spotted by the organization during a competition. “I started working with them in Montreal, and we’ve toured ‘Varekai’ in Argentina, Peru and other places in South America, and are now working our way through the US,” she said. “I trained in Montreal for a month before being integrated into the performance.”

McCarthy is a slippery surface performer, which creates the illusion of skating by the gymnasts flinging and catching each other on a specially designed sliding surface. “It’s a team act, and since WHAT: Cirque du Soleil’s we do around six “Varekai” to eight shows a WHERE: 1st Bank Center, week, that keeps 11450 Broomfield Lane, us in constant Broomfield training,” she WHEN: May 7 - 11 said. “I get Wednesday, May 7 - 7:30 thrown around a p.m. lot, and it’s a lot Thursday, May 8 - 7:30 p.m. of fun.” Friday, May 9 - 4 and 7:30 The show also p.m. features Russian Saturday, May 10 - 4 and swings, clown 7:30 p.m. acts, juggling Sunday, May 11 - 1:30 and and aerial hoops 5 p.m. and straps. COST: $40-$100 The intricacy INFORMATION: www. and vividness of cirquedusoleil.com/varekai the costumes are one of the major factors in Cirque du Soleil’s international reputation, and McCarthy said “Varekai” is no exception. Violaine Corradi drew inspiration from the energy and eclecticism of world music to create the score for the show. Hawaiian ritual, 11th century troubadours from the south of France, traditional Armenian melodies and gospel music with contemporary arrangements are meshed together to bring the world to life. The seven-piece band — which includes a bandleader/keyboards player, a second keyboard player, drummer, percussionist, bassist, violinist and a wind instruments player, plus two singers— one male and one female — play live and adapt to the actions on stage. The cumulative effect of the costumes, music and movement is one of absolute wonder, which McCarthy said will dazzle everyone in the audience. “It’s a family show, and definitely out of this world,” she said. “It’s something people will have never seen before, and is a great experience.” For more information, visit www. cirquedusoleil.com/varekai.

IF YOU GO

Tickets are on sale for “1964” The Tribute, celebrating the iconic music of the Beatles and the Fab Four’s Colorado debut concert at Red Rocks. The tribute to the British Invasion starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Here’s your chance to relive musical history with what’s being touted as “the No. 1 Beatles show in the world” that is “hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and enduring Beatles concert live on stage.” In celebration of this historical event, “1964” will kick off the evening with the 10 songs the Beatles performed at Red Rocks in 1964. Come experience what it was like at the beginning. For more information on “1964” The Tribute, go to www.1964site.com. This concert is a benefit for Colorado Public Television 12. Tickets are $32 (plus service charges) for general admission (the original 1964 concert tickets were $6) and are available at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster centers. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-800-7453000. Group sales through Channel 12 at www.cpt12.org or by calling 303-2961212 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

`Memphis’ meets Arvada

For its 38th season, the Arvada Center announced a three-play, three-musical lineup, led by the first locally staged production of the Tony Award-winning best musical, Memphis. The Arvada Center is reducing its total show output next season, while maintaining its ongoing collaboration with Creede Repertory Theatre. “As one of the region’s largest professional theaters, we are committed to artistic excellence and to producing inspiring work that will engage our audiences’ hearts and minds,” Arvada Center Executive Director Philip C. Sneed said in a press release. “As we look to the future, we must also ensure our financial sustainability, so that we can continue to provide the quality our patrons have come to expect.” The Arvada Center has had seven shows each of the past four seasons. Next year the total will be six. The Arvada schedule also includes: She Loves Me, The Last Romance, Harvey, The Archbishop’s Ceiling and A Man of No Importance.

Larkburger, take me home

Larkburger, the popular local burger joint, has been getting lots of tweets from Colorado students attending colleges out of state hoping for a Larkburger being sent to their dorm. So, Larkburger teamed with Frontier Airlines to bring a Colorado student back for a taste of home. To enter “Craving Colorado,” entrants must submit a video via Larkburger’s Facebook page (or post to Instagram and Twitter using #CravingColorado) in which they explain what they miss about their home state. The winner

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your week & more Thursday/May 1 Madd fashiON More than 20 class of 2015 models represent-

ing seven area high schools will take to the runway at the Boldly Authentic Fashion Show to Benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St., Brighton. Tickets are available at www.eldeenannette.com or at the door (slightly higher price at the door). All proceeds will benefit MADD.

Thursday/May 1 May day The City of Federal Heights plans a May Day celebration 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Carstens Park. Go to www.fedheights.org Thursday/May 1 saMPle TOur The ladies-only sample tour in Olde Town

Arvada is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Stroll through Olde Town while picking up freebies from the more than 20 participating merchants. Participating businesses will give each visitor a coupon book with offers from businesses in Olde Town Arvada, Golden and Historic Downtown Littleton. For a list of participating businesses, visit www.ladiesonlysampletour.com.

Thursday TO Saturday/May 1-3

COMediC TheaTer Creative Revolution Theatre Company presents “Run For Your Wife,” a British farce, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at A Child’s Song, 12301 Grant St., Suite 200, Thornton. Tickets available at crtc.ticketleap.com or by calling 303-518-4172. Go to www.creativerevolutiontheatre.org. friday/May 2 MexiCaN fiesTa As part of the Festive Friday Series, have a

catered lunch with a fiesta flare, including dessert, at noon Friday, May 2, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. After lunch, take a whxack at the piñata. RSVP at the senior center or call 303-450-8801. For ages 55 and older.

friday/May 2 rOuNdTable breakfasT Wilmore-Richter American Legion Post 161 hosts a roundtable issues breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 2, at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. This is an information exchange forum, not a debate session. Breakfast service begins at 6:45 a.m. Call 303-424-0324 or email John Sharp at alp161@hotmail.com for information. friday aNd Saturday/May 2-3 aNNie brOMley East Charter School presents “Annie Jr.” at 7

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will receive a free meal at Larkburger, $300 toward a Frontier Airlines flight and other Colorado goodies. Larkburger president Adam Baker said: “We have a high level of social media engagement from people — including students who live outside of Colorado. A lot of these tweets are from people lamenting that they miss Larkburger and jokingly asking us to send them a burger or some truffle fries.” Sounds a lot like those days when college kids would cross state lines to buy cases of Coors beer? Guess Larkburger is keeping up a Colorado tradition.

Purple pride Majestic Athletic, in partnership with

the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball, celebrates a special day for local baseball fans by inviting them to don their official Rockies team jerseys in a show of baseball fan pride for the Rockies home game on May 2. Rockies Jersey Day, presented by Majestic Athletic, encourages fans to proudly wear their Rockies jersey to work, school or the home game that evening to celebrate their love for the sport and the hometown nine. “We always encourage our fans to wear their Rockies jerseys and colors,” said Greg Feasel, Rockies executive vice president and COO. “However, designating a special day for our fans to proudly wear their favorite Rockies jersey is a great way to honor the history of baseball, our team and the community.”

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p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Prairie View High School, 12909 E. 120th Ave., Henderson. Tickets available at www.showtix4u.com, www.bromleyeastcs. org, or 720-685-3297. All seating is reserved.

friday TO Sunday/May 2-4 yOuTh TheaTer Northglenn Youth Theatre presents the

musical adaptation of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 for tickets and information.

saTurday/May 3 fOOTball CaMP A free youth football camp for kids in first through seventh grades is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Standley Lake High School, 9300 Wadsworth Blvd., Westminster. Camp is led by the SL Football Club. Contact Tom Saratella, 303325-5389 or slfootballclub@hotmail.com. Go to http://www. slfootballclub.com. saTurday/May 3 CaNdidaTe fOruM Three of the four Republican gubernatorial candidates on the upcoming primary ballot will attend a free forum on Saturday, May 3, at Tri-City Baptist Church, 6953 W.

Kirk Montgomery is leaving; former Rocky Mountain News columnist Sam Adams and ex-Fox 31 anchor and former 9News sports anchor Ron Zappolo are joining forces on a regular weekend gig at Channel 9; and David Krause left 9News to return to The Denver Post (return, who does that?). And now longtime weekday morning sports anchor Susie Wargin is leaving to join the real estate business, The Post reported. Wargin told The Post she’s had her realestate license “since June (and) my mom’s been in the business for 38 years (with RE/ MAX). It’s a good family decision for me now. Mom wants to hand down the business and I’d be an idiot to refuse.” The Pro Challenge cycling series, which ends Aug. 24, likely may be Wargin’s last full-time assignment at 9News. She has been the morning sports anchor at 9News since 2004.

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92nd Lane, Westminster. Krista Kafer will be moderator and the Americhicks Kim Monson, Jill Vecchio and Molly Vogt will present questions. Check-in is at 8 a.m. and the program is at 8:30 a.m. The forum is being hosted by nine Republican groups. RSVP at bmcadam45@gmail.com or https://guvforum.eventbrite.com.

saTurday/May 3 hOrsebaCk ridiNg As part of Colorado Youth Adventures, youth ages 11-18 can head up to Sombrero Ranch from 1:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3. The trip includes a two-hour horseback ride followed by a steak dinner. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Cost includes supervision, horseback riding, dinner and transportation. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register. saTurday/May 3 dOdgeball TOurNaMeNT Form a team or come cheer on your favorite competitor at the May Mayhem Dodgeball Tournament at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The event is open to boys Your Week continues on Page 14

Overheard Eavesdropping on a woman with a 6-year-old who wanted to try Motto Sparkling Matcha Tea at Whole Foods in Colorado Springs: Not knowing if the “Tea for Life” was kid-friendly, the woman asked a store employee if it was something kids would like. The employee’s response: “Well, King Soopers kids don’t like it, but Whole Foods kids do.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF ApRil 28, 2014

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) You might need to do a bit more investigating before making a career move. You do best when you come armed with the facts. A personal matter still needs tending to. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Your creativity plus your good business sense once more combine to give you an important advantage in a difficult workplace situation. An ally proves his or her loyalty. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Avoid rushing into something just because it offers a break from your usual routine. Take things a step at a time to be sure you’re moving in the right direction.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Bouncing back from a disappointing incident isn’t easy, but you should find a welcome turn of events emerging. Spend the weekend with someone special. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) An incomplete project needs your attention before someone else takes it over and uses it to his or her advantage. There’ll be lots of time for fun and games once you get it done. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Doubts involving a potential career change need to be resolved quickly so they don’t get in the way when you feel you’re finally ready to make the big move. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) looking to blame someone for a workplace problem could backfire if it turns out you’ve got the wrong “culprit.” Best to get more facts before acting on your assumptions. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) patience might still be called for until you’re sure you finally have the full story that eluded you up till now. A trusted associate could offer valuable guidance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) look into your recent behavior to see if you could have caused the coolness you might now be sensing from a loved one. if so, apologize and set things straight. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Easing up on your social activities allows you to focus more of your energies on a long-neglected personal matter. You can get back into party mode by the weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A dispute with a colleague can be resolved peacefully once you both agree to be more flexible about the positions you’ve taken and allow for more open-minded discussions. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Volunteering to take on added responsibilities could be a risky way to impress the powers-that-be. Do it only if you’re sure you won’t be swept away by the extra workload. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of self-awareness allows you to make bold moves with confidence. © 2014 King Features Synd., inc.


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Writer seeks Victory Mail cartoons for third book By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ coloradocommunitymedia.com While she never received one, Sheryl Jones, Harry Chrisman’s adoptive daughter, loved her father’s Victory Mail cartoons. Now, she’s seeking more. After enlisting in the military in October, 1942, when he was 37, Chrisman began sending letters, mainly cartoon drawings, to his sweetheart, Catherine, and his mother to assure them he was well. “It was a way for him to reassure his mother and his wife he was alright, and maybe bring a smile to their face,” Jones said. Victory Mail, known as VMail, was a form of microfilm correspondence used by soldiers and their families during World War II. According to the Smithsonian Institute, the system was created to reduce shipping space after seeing an influx of letters between American soldiers and their loved ones. “On any piece of paper he might be able to find, blowing away in the wind, he’d draw cartoons on it and post them on his tent,” Jones said. “The guys got the biggest kick out of it.” Chrisman’s cartoons depicted his

experience in the Army. Stationed on Christmas Island, in the South Pacific, Chrisman drew about the everyday actions of his unit; the emotions, such as boredom, soldiers went through; and the interactions between the soldiers and officers in his unit. Censorship was prevalent throughout World War II, and while Chrisman’s cartoons depicted the humor, depression and happenings of Army life, they always passed the censors, as they provided light in a time that was dark for so many. “He found out and he writes about it (in the book), if it was a cartoon and it was supposed to be funny, it would pass the censors like you can’t believe,” Jones said. “And so he was able to get some messages through about how he was and where he was and so on.” Chrisman died in 1993, leaving behind his cartoons to Jones, who promised to have them published — and now she has. In a three-volume collection, Jones has worked over the last 20 years to collect, scan, pen, print and publish the collection of cartoons. The first volume is available now, with the second will be released in early November. For the third volume, Jones will feature Chrisman’s drawings about natural history, poetry and the cartoons he drew for others. She is currently seeking any VMail cartoon penned by Chrisman to

Strewn across his book of cartoons, next to a love poem he wrote, are Harry and Catherine Chrisman’s dog tags from World War II. Photo by Crystal Anderson add to the book. “I would like them (others with cartoons) to know they’re not gone, they’re still here, and theirs is valuable too. I think they’re a part of history; it’s the softer side of World War II.” Over his time in the war, from 19421945, Chrisman wrote more than 403 VMail letters and cartoons to his wife

and mother, and many more for his fellow military men. Today, 69 years after he penned his last cartoon, Chrisman’s dogtags lay, not with him, but strewn across the pages of his book. To submit a VMail cartoon or inquire about the books, please contact Sheryl Jones, sheryljones@comcast.net.


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Thornton honors business at annual event Papa Mazzotti’s wins People’s Choice award By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@coloradocommunitymedia.com Scudder Press, a family-owned and operated printing business, is cognizant of the needs of its customers and community. “Helping the community has always been at the forefront of our business model, and helping our clients achieve success in their business,” said Amy Smith, co-owner of Scudder Press. This business model is why Scudder Press received the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the city of Thornton during its 27th Annual Business Appreciation Event April 17, at The Brittany Hill. “We’re very proud to receive this award,” Smith said. “We are proud to call many of our clients friends.” Scudder Press has been in business for 35 years, 15 of those years in the Thornton and Northglenn area. Five years ago the company built their current location at 565 Russell Blvd. in Thornton. The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award recog-

nizes small businesses that has shown excellence in ingenuity, effort or has made a significant impact on the community. The People’s Choice Award went to Papa Mazzotti’s, 2252 Lake Ave., in Eastlake. It was selected by popular vote. “We are elated. To us, this is what matters, our peers are the ones that kept us in business for almost 20 years,” said Jill Wilkins, who co-owns the restaurant with her mom, Teri Mazzotti, and her sister, Liz Treber. Papa Mazzotti was Wilkins’ grandfather, who she said taught them all how to cook. It was his love for cooking and family that Wilkins said the women try to pay tribute to. She said they have regulars they know by name, know their usual orders and some of them they’ve watched grow up - catering their special occasions like wedding and baby showers. “We crave the family feeling,” Wilkins said. She added that they use recipes handed down from generations and take pride in the food they cook. Cabela’s, which anchors The Grove Shopping Center, 14050 Lincoln St., received the Retailer of the Year Award. The award goes to a business that has shown excellent customer service, unique product/service offerings and has improved the retail experience for

‘RUN FOR YOUR WIFE’

Robert Scott, Veronica Straight-Lingo, Brenton Daviau and Michael Tynes, left to right, rehearse a scene from The Creative Revolution Theatre Company’s production of “Run For Your Wife,” a British farce showing through May 3 at A Child’s Song music studio in Thornton. For tickets, visit crtc.ticketleap. com or call 303-518-4172. Courtesy photo by Alex Alexander with Light of Life Photography

Former Bronco and small business owner Mark Schlereth was the keynote speaker during Thornton’s 27th Annual Business Appreciation event April 17 at The Brittany Hill. Courtesy photo by the city of Thornton Thornton customers. “Since their huge opening in August 2013, Cabela’s has kicked off a new level of retail service valued by consumers in North Metro Denver,” said Thornton Marketing & Real Estate Administrator Kim Schafer in statement. Company on the Move award recognizes a business that demonstrates a solid success pattern and tremendous growth potential. This year the honor went to The Women’s Health Group, 9195 Grant St. This gynecology and obstetrics practice services a broad range

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and girls in sixth to 12th grade. The Northglenn Police Department also will play an exhibition dodgeball match. Teams are encouraged to dress in attire that best depicts May Mayhem, and prizes will be given. Registration required. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress. Visit www.northglenn.org.

SPring tea Shepherd of Love Fellowship plans its Victorian spring tea, featuring “From the Heart” gift boutique, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at 13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield. Menu includes homemade scones, tea sandwiches and specialty sweets. Girls ages 10 and older are welcome. Call 303-469-0410 or visit www.shepherdoflove. org to RSVP.

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Painting Project Paint a posy for mom from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Living Light of Peace, 5927 Miller St., Arvada. Instruction and supplies included in cost. Call Natasha at 303-690-8063 to reserve a spot.

gala the sixth annual Invest in Kids Gala is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. The gala, “Hats off to Invest in Kids,” will feature a live auction, musical entertainment by award-winning Paper Bird and food provided by Denver’s top restaurants. Visit http://tinyurl.com/nrmjbz4.

Saturday/May 3 FilM Screening Living Light of Peace will host a screening of “The World Accord-

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Saturday/May 3 SuStain arvada The second Sustain Arvada Festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 3, at Wolff Park, 8475 W. 57th Ave. The festival includes exhibits and presentations on conserving resources using earth-friendly practices. Donate a bag of clothing or household goods to the ARC Thrift truck and ARC will donate a dollar per bag to Arvada K-8 School. Attendees are encouraged to ride bikes, walk, take the bus or carpool to the festival. Visit www.arvadafestivals.com or call 720-898-7403.

Saturday/May 3 heritage Fair Travel back in time at Heritage Day, a hands-on living history event on Saturday, May 3, at South Platte Valley Historical Park in Fort Lupton. Interact with characters from past centuries and share their music, watch demonstrations and visit trading tents. A restored trapper cabin will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Admission is free; parking costs. Contact heritagefair2014@spvhs.org. Saturday/May 3, june 7, july 5 PhotograPhy club Forney Museum of Transportation presents Photography Club Saturdays. Build your portfolio with uninterrupted tripod photography time among antique cars. Sessions are offered the first Saturday of the month. Come for two hours before we open to the public. Registration required. Sessions limited to 25 participants. For a copy of the museum’s photo policy, including rules and regulations, email events@ forneymuseum.org or call 303-297-1113. 2014 dates are May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6. The museum is at 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver. Sunday/May 4 SPring concert Young Voices of Colorado presents “It Takes a Village” at 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets available at www.newmancenterpresents.com or 303-871-7720.

Monday/May 5 SwiM teaM Registration for Broomfield Academy’s summer swim team is open

through Monday, May 5. Call 303-469-6449 or go to http://www.broomfieldacademy. com.

Monday to Sunday/May 5-11 tenniS tournaMent The 34th Annual Glen Hines Senior Memorial Tournament is May 5-11 at the Arvada Tennis Center, 6430 Miller St., Arvada. Register online at usta. com for tournament ID #257211914, visit apexprd.org for an entry form, or mail/deliver

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entries to the Arvada Tennis Center. The registration deadline is April 28. Visit apexprd. org or call 303-420-1210 for more information.

tueSday/May 6 liFetree caFé How to control anger will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Lifetree Café, 1800 E. 105th Place, Northglenn. “Out of Anger: The Battle Between Self-Control and Out of Control” features the filmed story of Jerry Hartman, whose ongoing anger issues led him in and out of prison until he was at last accused of assault with a deadly weapon. Participants will discover what practical tools helped Hartman discover how to control his anger and transform his life. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Contact Andy Pryor at 303-452-3787 or andyp@northglenn.cc. Go to www.Lifetreecafe.com. tueSday/May 6 addreSSing anger How to control anger will be discussed at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. “Out of Anger: The Battle Between Self-Control and Out-of-Control” features the filmed story of Jerry Hartman, whose ongoing anger issues led him in and out of prison until he was last accused of assault with a deadly weapon. Participants will discover what practical tools helped Hartman discover how to control his anger and transform his life. Admission is free. Snack and beverages available. Contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ peacelutheran.net. wedneSday/May 7 coMedy night The first anniversary show of Comedy Night at West Woods is Wednesday, May 7, in Arvada. Talon Saucerman was part of the very first show at West Woods, and will return as headliner for the anniversary show. For tickets and information, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-night-west-woods-may2014tickets-11308390701 wedneSday/May 7 oPen houSe Broomfield Academy will have open houses at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. The school is open to children ages 2 ½ through middle school. The school provides individualized programming, small classes and an advanced curriculum. Programs includes instruction in swimming, Spanish, Chinese, music and technology. RSVP to 303-469-6449 or call to arrange a private tour. Go to http://www.broomfieldacademy.com. thurSday/May 8 textileS talk Questers Chimney Sweeps #325 presents an informative talk on Native American textiles at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Brunner House, 640 Main St., Broomfield. Call Linda at 303-466-7552 or Joyce at 303-424-7066. Friday/May 9 coMMunity garden Arvada residents who enjoy gardening can join the Arvada Gardeners, which operates the Arvada Community Garden at 9195 W. 57th Ave. You can rent a plot for the season, or join the club. For more information on the garden, contact Jim Richards, 303-456-5436 or richards177@comcast.net, or go to www.arvadagardeners.org. Sign up is open through May 9. Your Week continues on Page 15

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Garage Sales Arvada

BIG MOVING SALE Fri., Sat., Sun. - May 2, 3 & 4 8am-4pm 11834 West 56th Drive Off Ward Road Patio Furniture, Grill, Lawn Tools, Snow Blower, Power Tools, Kitchen/Housewares, Furniture, Camping Equipment, Fishing Rods/Gear, Books, CD's, Cross Country Skis, Ski Machine, Much More Cash Only

Castle Rock Community Garage Sale Plum Creek / Fairway Vistas II Friday May 2, Saturday May 3 8am-1pm Amazing Everything! Plum Creek Pkwy to Emerald to Stafford Circle Watch Signs at Cul-de-Sacs Castle Rock 6322 Millbridge Ave. – Castle Rock Friday, May 2nd & Saturday May 3rd - 8am-3pm. EVERYTHING MUST GO! NO JUNK! All in excellent condition. Antiques, power tools, household, patio, office furniture, lawn mower, snow blower, chainsaw, liquor furniture, Fluval fish tank filters and Diatom filter, aquarium stand and much more.

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Veronica Cordova, left, winner of the 2014 Mary Ciancio Memorial Distinguished Service Award, and Sheriff Doug Darr, winner of the 2014 Marjory Ball Mental Health Advocacy Award, presented by Community Reach Center at a dinner Thursday, April 17, at Stonebrook Manor in Thornton. Courtesy photo by Jennifer Forker/Community Reach Center.

MOVING SALE! First of several sales. Fri & Sat May 2nd & 3rd. 11935 Humboldt Drive Northglenn, lot's & lot's of stuff, antiques, furniture, glassware, women's coats & clothing, books, shoes, purses, hardware stuff, quilts, sheets, yard stuff. Next sale is the 16th & 17th!

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NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 9th 8am-4pm and Saturday May 10th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233

TRANSPORTATION Autos for Sale

Vendor Trunk Craft Show Saturday May 10 from 10-2 Vogel Auto & Diesel Lot 720 Jerry Street Last minute Mother's Day gifts. Raffle prices and freebies. Handmade items by local artisans and more!!!

1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief 4x4 360 Engine, Less than 82,000 original miles New tires, new tint, new CD player and speakers, Great Condition, $9800 (805)310-4565

Estate Sales ESTATE SALE! Saturday May 3rd & Sunday May 4th 8am-3pm. Some furniture, books, china, dishes and much more. 2262 W. Briarwood Ave. Littleton

2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 61,000 miles, very clean, silver, $9800 (303)926-9645

Classic/Antique Cars

Arts & Crafts Spring Arts & Crafts Show at Ward Road Baptist Church 5858 Ward Road, Arvada May 3rd 10am-4pm Gifts, Food, Home Decor Free admission Free crafts for the kids Just in time for Mother's Day

True muscle car needs new home for someone to enjoy. 1966 Chevelle SS 396/360HP 4 speed car. Red/Red 90% Origional 303220-1371

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12033 West 71st Avenue, Arvada Friday & Saturday 8am-3pm Motorcyle helmets and parts, camping items, wire field welder, 4x4 ATV w/plow, Happy Jack camper system, fishing gear, household items. Lots to look at and buy.

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Health issues have not stopped Veronica Cordova from giving a lot of time and energy to her community. Cordova, 60, has battled breast cancer, has had stomach and back surgeries and a knee replacement. Despite these ailments, she has spent 40 years as a dedicated volunteer — starting at the age of 17 teaching children how to read. She currently volunteers 18 hours weekly at food banks, volunteers for the Adams County Sheriff’s Operation free Bird program, makes Christmas stockings for children, founded the Goat Hill Neighborhood Group and is gearing up now to get a community garden started for the season. “I figure God gave me the body to do what I can for his people,” Cordova said. “If they need my help and I can do it for them, I will.” This willingness to do what she can for others has earned Cordova the 2014 Mary Ciancio Memorial Distinguished Service Award for her 40 years of extensive volunteering. The Community Reach Center Foundation Board has presented this award to a volunteer in the community since 1980. “Ms. Cordova knows her community and how to help. Whether for a child, a senior, a family or an organization, you can count on her to be there,” said Rick Doucet, CEO at Community Reach Center. “The number of years she has served as a volunteer (more than four decades), along with the quantity and quality of her work made her the perfect Mary Ciancio Award recipient this year.” This year’s award was given at a dinner reception April 17 at Stonebrook Manor in

Thornton. “To be recognized after this long I am so thrilled. I wasn’t prepared for that. I thank them so much for thinking of me,” Cordova said of the award. Other people who were recognized at the event for their volunteering efforts include Juanita Brito of Thornton, Bob Duensing of Thornton, Joan Kniss of Brighton and Anita Mercado of Commerce City. Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr was given the 2014 Marjory Ball Mental Health Advocacy Award for his commitment to improving access to mental-health services in Adams County. Darr has worked with multiple agencies to create programs that support people with mental health issues and supported training law enforcement officers regarding the realities of mental illness, Doucet said. “He partnered with Community Reach and the 17th Judicial District to create the Community Engagement Supervision & Evaluation Program (CESE), which focuses on diverting non-violent, mentally ill offenders out of the jail system and into intensive treatment and community-based supervision,” said Doucet. “Thanks to Sheriff Darr’s support and leadership, hundreds of offenders have successfully completed the program since its start in 2007. Fewer than 7 percent have re-offended.” Darr said it felt great to be recognized, but the most important thing is working together to help others. He also credited Community Reach Center professionals for their hard work. “The number of people with serious mental health issues that we come into contact with has been increasing for years,” he said. “It has a substantial impact on public safety. Years ago we decided that we needed to become a lot more active and effective in an effort to help others and to reduce recidivism. There are so many that really need our assistance and we should do all we can to help them and improve their quality of life.”

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Friday and Saturday/May 9-10 MelodraMa the 2014 Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis melodrama is Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at the St. Anne’s School auditorium (57th and Upham in Arvada). The fun starts at 6 p.m. with a dinner including hot dogs, brats, beans, pop, water, beer, and cookies followed by the melodrama. The show this year is “The Treasure of Shiver River or … It’s hard to drive cattle when their horns are frozen.” As always the cast includes a few unsavory characters. Tickets include dinner and show. Fundraiser will benefit Kiwanis International’s Eliminate Program to wipe out neo-natal tetanus to save babies around the world. Call 303421-2032 for tickets or information.

centers, outfitters and more. We’ll have several free attractions, affordable games and food, and a chance to sponsor a student walkathon participant. Thomson is at 7750 Harlan St. (between W. 80th and W. 76th Aves. near Sheridan). Admission is free.

Saturday/May 10 BaSketBall challenge Kids ages 9-14 can face members of the Northglenn Police Department in a good-natured Kops vs. Kids basketball game from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Sign up at www.northglenn.org/recxpress or by calling 303-450-8800.

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Monday/May 12

Plant Sale Happy Transplants 14th annual plant sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, May 10, in the parking lot at Vectra Bank, 3300 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster. Rain date is Sunday, May 11. Items sold will be perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs.

Mayor coFFee Talk with Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing and learn about new developments in the city at Coffee with the Mayor at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 12, at Atlanta Bread in the Northglenn Marketplace. Amanda Peterson, the head of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, will be on hand to talk. Call 303-450-8713.

Saturday/May 10 SPring carnival Thomson Elementary will have its

walkathon and spring carnival from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, to support Outdoor Lab scholarships. Families can enjoy outdoorthemed attractions like bouncy house, wacky trikes, giant sand box, bike clinic, garden clinic, cake walk, fire truck, camping demo, games fairway and face painting. Prizes/auction items have been donated by local restaurants, museums, hotels, rec

Monday/May 12 “greaSe” auditionS The Northglenn Players will have auditions Monday, May 12, for its musical production of “Grease.” Actors should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue, 32 bars from two contrasting songs in a similar style to “Grease,” a headshot and a resume. Email northglennplayers@northglenn. org to schedule an appointment or for more information.


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Maureen “Baby Face” Riordon Submitted photo

MMA fighter Riordon making pro kickboxing debut By Brent New One time, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Maureen “Baby Face” Riordon punched someone so hard that her hand snapped like a Kit-Kat bar. This other time, she was left to care for two kids under the age of 10 as a single mother in her mid-20s. She felt throwing in the towel both times, but finished the fight anyway. “You’ll have to practically kill her to beat her,” her trainer Michael Sullivan said. On Saturday, May 3, Riordon returns from her latest bruising blow — an undisclosed injury that kept her out of the fight world for a year — to make her professional kickboxing debut with Glory Sports International, the top kickboxing league in the world. A week prior to it, in the corner of ‘Louie Bar’ in Westminster, she reminisced with family and friends not only about the

chance to take center stage in the firstever female fight for Glory, but the opportunity to do it in her hometown, at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. “I remember being an overweight nerd and looking a place to just get in a little bit of shape,” Riordon said, followed by an unexpected girlish giggle. “I never thought I’d be here. It’s a feeling that I wish words could describe.” With beers in hand, the people closest to Riordon watched her as she showed off her fight skills on the Sunday before her fight. Dancing in a circle on a slappeddown mat, her punches seamlessly landed one after another on Sullivan’s blockers. “Yeah, you guys need to clap,” she facetiously called out in the middle of jabs. “That’s how my workouts at the gym end.” Yeah, she’s always seemed to feel at home on the mat. Even when others thought she didn’t belong. Within a year of stepping into a gym, Riordon partnered up with Sullivan, won

seven gold medals in No Gi grappling and was later signed to her first amateur fight through big-time promoter Sven Bean –who also signed her to her first professional fight three years later. “I was told by people when I started that I couldn’t do this,” she said. “I’ve never had much acceptance for the person I am. But I wanted to show my kid, and kids, that you can do anything with some work and good work ethic. You don’t have to give up because someone tells you to do so.” Today, Riordon said she enjoys fighting and plans to continue for another six years – but also has a husband and kids, ages 12 and 6, and a resume behind her that gives her confidence headed forward. “Being a fighter isn’t the only thing that makes me happy,” Riordon said. “But it did help me find it, for sure.” Glory 16 Fight will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3. at 1stBank Center. Tickets prices range from $35 to $165.

Maureen “Baby Face” Riordon won many medals her first year of competition. Photo by Brent New

Carpio drives Skyview on the pitch By Scott Stocker Amanda Carpio has been nothing but super on the soccer fields this season for Skyview. And, it certainly should go on for another two seasons as she is only a sophomore. Yet while she has been an offensive wonder, the Wolverine defense has certainly done its wonders. Skyview defeated Elizabeth, 3-1, last Thursday at Elizabeth behind Carpio’s three goals, thus running her season total to an amazing 25. But the Wolverines, 9-1, have been as devastating as a team on defense as Carpio has been on offense. Skyview, coached by Abbie Page, has only given up four goals all season while scoring 51. The only loss was, 1-0, to unbeaten Englewood, which improved to 9-0. The Pirates, by the way, have been more devastating than Skyview on defense as the Pirates have not allowed a single goal all season. “I think it’s been a great season,” Carpio said. “Our offense has clicked and our defense has definitely been strong. We seem to have had some slow starts offensively in some of our games, but we quickly pick up

our paces. “Everyone is playing very well under pressure,” said Carpio, who has been playing soccer since she was three-years old. “We have been able to finish well, have a strong midfield and our defense has been outstanding. We just want to keep it going and I think we can.” Indeed, Page has been more than pleased with Carpio and the way the rest of her team has been playing this season. The Wolverines shut out their first six opponents then lost to Englewood. The only other teams to score against them were Denver North (3-2) and Elizabeth. “Amanda is just a great athlete and a workhorse out there on the field,” Page said. “She has the goals, but she is very unselfish in her play. She has a great touch and always working to be better. Overall, this is a young group of girls, but they’ve come together extremely well. “We’ve definitely worked on defense for the past four years, but I haven’t had to put as much into it this season,” said Page, now in her fourth season at Skyview. “The girls are fine at defense, as our statistics show. So, we’ve put a lot more work into our of-

fense. “We lost five seniors and the girls had a lot to learn,” continued Page. “But we’ve had a lot of help for the freshmen from Amanda and our other older players. The girls have all willing worked hard and given 100-percent. These are girls who really love playing soccer. The offense has been a pleasant surprise and the girls have really stepped up.” The Rivas twins, Lucero and Laura, have also excelled defensively on the field for Skyview while Mariah Ramirez has tacked on seven goals for the number-two spot on the team. Lucero has also tallied five goals to set in the third spots in goals scored. “We believe in ourselves and we have a lot of confidence,” Lucero said. “We are playing so sound within our heads. Our defense is together and we’ve all been quick to get to the ball. Hopes are certainly high for a solid finish the rest of the way.” Added Laura, “We have certainly done respectively well this season and our key is staying on top of our play. We just want to stay focused and do what is expected from us. We’re all close and that’s certainly a plus.”

Ramirez and keeper Perla Bracamontes have also had fine seasons, especially Bracamontes in goal. Adding to the success of the four keepers for the team this season has been assistant coach Lindsey Wrege. “We’ve really had a good defense this season and my teammates haven’t let a lot of ball get through, either,” Bracamontes said. “I always get nervous before a game. When the ball comes toward me I just want to make the best decisions I can at the moment and not turn back. The shutouts have been great.” “I’m happy that we have been able to come together,” Ramirez said. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s certainly paid off. I think a key is the leadership of our seniors and we try to keep the focus on the field. I’m calm and I try to calm the others down, too. I think we’ve been able to develop some great chemistry among all of us.” It’s chemistry that should propel Skyview right into the playoffs. SKYVIEW 3, ELIZABETH 1 Skyview 1 2 -- 3 Elizabeth 0 1 -- 1 Goals: Amanda Carpio, Skyview, 3. Elizabeth, Sophie Slade.


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Colt jumps to new heights By Scott Stocker

For Cheyenne Mountain’s Colt Sessions and Niwot’s Elise Cranny, the April 19 Mullen Runners Roost Track and Field Invitational was indeed special. Sessions was a three-event winner, Cranny in two, in what has to be one of the most interesting meets of the season. There were no team scores kept. But what also made the meet so interesting and fun for the competitors and coaches is that medals to the top three place winners were award in each of the 117 races and field events. The special events were the ‘Relay Invite Events.’ These were the last in the competitive field where the individual athletes and relay teams were seeded the highest in their events. And, as would be expected, the competition was outstanding. Sessions took home a Gold Medal in each of his three events, high jump, long jump and triple jump. Cranny also won one of her specialties, the 800 and anchored Niwot to first in the Sprint Medley Relay. To make the day even better, they were named the Outstanding Performers in the 17th annual meet. Session joined an elite field of high jumpers and he was able to clear 7-feet for the win. He then had the bar raised to 7-2, came close on a couple of his final three leaps, but had to settle for the 7-0. He next won the Triple Jump with a 45-foot, 4-inch effort. In the Long Jump, he won with a mark of 21 feet and3 and three-fourths inches. “This certainly was a first for me,” said Session after his final high jump attempt. “It’s just a thrill to get over seven feet and I just couldn’t be more happy at this time with my effort. I was blessed today and certainly pushed by some outstanding completion. “This is only my second meet of the season as I’m overcoming some injury,” Session said. “What makes it all the more fun is that

I’ve also won a steak dinner. Wow! I’m feeling confident as we still have a lot of good completion left this season.” Sessions defeated Dee Lee of Vista Ridge in the Long Jump and Triple jump. Dee leaped 20 feet 5 and-a-half inches in the Long Jump, then 43 feet and 7 and-a-half inches in the Triple. Gavin Lamp of Fairview as second in the high jump going out at 6 feet 6 inches. There is little doubt who’s going to be the winner when Cranny takes to the track. A state champion in cross-country she is confident and steady. She won the 800 this time out in a meet record, 2 minutes 8 seconds, then anchored Niwot to the meets best time in the Sprint Medley Relay. Cranny was joined in her winning relay effort by Amber Liu, Ashley Herring and Lauren Sharpe as Niwot turned in a blistering 1:49.79. “This is really a good meet and exciting to be in,” Cranny said. “There is so much good competition when all the classes are here. I like to get stressed with this caliber of completion and it pushes me so much harder. And, it’s this type of competition that makes all of us so much better.” Jordan Colter of Cherry Creek and Claire Green of Monarch followed Cranny to the finish line in the 800. Colter ran 2:11.89 and her lean at the finish edge Green’s 2:11.96. “We’re so pleased to compete against Elise,” Colter said. “I just love the girls and she makes all of us compete all the harder. She is such a talent and also a good friend.” Added Green, “I was certainly nervous when we took the track and super excited to see how we would finish. It was a fine field, but we know who is going to be favored. I do think Elise brings out the best in all of us.” The girls 200 Invite final only had three finalists, much to the surprise of the trio. The victor was Cherokee Trails Shayna Yon, who was followed closely by George Washington’s Dior Hall and Cherry Creek’s Ashley Miller.

It was a blink-of-an-eye finish as Yon got the win with a time of :24.37, Hall in :24.54 and Miller, :24.97. “We’re all in the same club and we push hard,” Yon said. “This certainly is a day to help us get ready for state and today was a lot of fun.” “It was like a race at practice for our club,” said Hall. “But this is competition for our school and we just want to come out as hard as we can. It was interesting that only three of us were in this final.” Added Miller, “It was like practice, but certainly a little more at stake for the three of us. It was funny to think about, at first, but we were right there at the finish.”

The final in the boys 200 was also a leaner. This time it was Arvada West’s Casey Lewis, who clocked 21.81 seconds, with Cherry Creek’s Stanford Cooper leaning in with a 21.99 and Broomfield’s Jordan Xiong at 22 flat. “This is great,” Lewis said. “My best so far had been 22.8 and I was definitely pushed all the way. The key on a day like this is certainly the competition.” The boys 800 was a leaner, as well between juniors William Mayhew of Cheyenne Mountain (1:53.73) and Daniel Book of Cherry Creek (1:54.24). And, just off a bit more was freshman Isaac Green of Monarch (1:56.73).

Changing Realities in Higher Education Join us for a University of Denver sesquicentennial celebration event

Unsettling Times: Higher Education in an Era of Change — A look at the changes impacting higher education, the forces driving change and the characteristics of organizations in other industries that have survived and even prospered in times of great change. Keynote speaker: Dr. James Griesemer, Strategic Issues Program director, and professor and dean emeritus of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP at du.edu/bridges Or call 303.871.2357

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. Gates Concert Hall in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts University of Denver Campus


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vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com For those who were opposed to the original language in a proposed child vaccination bill, the new version shouldn’t hurt a bit. What began as legislation aimed at increasing vaccination rates in Colorado wound up being a record-keeping access bill, with the state Senate on April 23 instead passing a watered-down version of an immunization awareness bill. The original version of House Bill 1288 would have required parents of school children to become better educated about the value of immunization before opting their kids out of vaccinations for personal or religious beliefs. Numerous changes were made before the bill made it to the Senate floor. Supporters say the bill still creates good policy because it allows parents to see vaccination records at schools and day care centers, to see how many children have received vaccinations for preventable illnesses like measles or whooping cough. That could be important information to a parent of a child with a weakened immune system. That child may not be able to receive vaccinations and would be particularly susceptible to illnesses carried by other students whose parents opted them out of receiving immunizations. “This is really a service to medically fragile children,” said state Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, a bill sponsor. Bill supporters said that by schools being required to have immunization data available to the public, parents will be able to make better decisions as to where they send their kids to school. “This bill will have an impact on the (immunization) rates and will be able to protect children from vaccine preventable childhood diseases,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk. But the bill has fewer teeth than when it was introduced in the House in February. The original bill would have required parents who want to opt their children out of being vaccinated to first consult with a doctor about the benefits and risks of immunization. It would also have required an opt-out child to watch an online video having to do with immunization benefits and risks. The original legislation received bipartisan support in the House, passing that chamber on a vote of 42-19. But after the requirements that were part of the House bill were stripped away by the Senate, Aguilar said she did not have the support to get the original bill through the Senate. Many Republicans like Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs, still opposed the bill, even after it had been stripped of much of the original language that concerned GOP members. Hill said that it’s not the government’s business to dictate to parents that their children should receive vaccinations that are “unscientifically proven.” “I am concerned that we’re setting a dangerous precedent here that somehow we know what’s best; that somehow we in this room can determine what parents should and shouldn’t be doing,” Hill said. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 19-16, with just one Republican — Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango — voting with all Democrats. Aguilar assured Republicans that she would not agree to the original requirements making their way back on to the bill, through work of a post-passage conference committee. Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, the House bill sponsor, said he needs to speak with Senate members “to see how firm they are on their position” before he decides whether to make changes to the bill in conference committee. Pabon was not pleased that the bill got gutted in the Senate, saying the legislation was a victim of “misinformation, innuendo and rumor.” “I think it’s extremely disappointing when you look at who is left unprotected in the Senate version of the bill — those children with immune compromised diseases who are going into facilities where there are huge numbers of unvaccinated children,” Pabon said. “They could be coming down with diseases that we’ve cured.”

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