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Adams County, Colorado • Volume 49, Issue 42

Chiefs express concern for public safety


Sheriff ’s Office turns away prisoners despite daily jail cap of 30 being lifted By Tammy Kranz

Kimberly Jezek, a seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics teacher at Clayton Partnership School, sketches a parallelogram for her seventh-grade class on an iPad using a program called Educreations, which turns an iPad device into a whiteboard by recording live video and handwriting movements that are then projected on a screen at the front of the classroom. Photo by Darin Moriki

Mapleton, Anythink open new library 9,000-square-foot facility opens Saturday on Skyview Campus By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@ourcoloradonews. com The move was less than a mile, and the new space is just 3,000 square feet larger, but the opportunities seem immeasurable for Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith. The library district closed its Washington Street location April 12 and moved its staff and materials to the new Anythink York building, which is located at the Mapleton School District’s Skyview Campus, 8990 York St. in Thornton. The new 9,388 square-foot library opens Saturday. “This partnership with Anythink Libraries is so unique,” said Charlotte Ciancio, Mapleton superintendent. “It will make it possible for us to bring much-needed resources to the heart of the Thornton community. Like Mapleton, Anythink is rooted in bringing engaging, educational opportunities to families that will inspire a love of learning.” At the new library, patrons will have access to more computers, stronger Internet bandwidth, a slightly larger book

Laci Wright, children’s librarian at the new Anythink York, organizes books last week in preparation for the June 1 grand opening of the new Rangeview library on the Skyview Campus, 8990 York St. in Thornton. Photo by Tammy Kranz collection and it will be open on Saturdays. Smith said because it is located on a school campus, the York library has more opportunity to grow programs in ways the district can’t at its other library locations. “We don’t have a 700-seat auditorium anywhere else,” she said of the Rosa Auditorium at Skyview. “Also, they have a commercial kitchen. We’re thinking about maybe doing some cooking classes. There are opportunities ahead and we’ll be able to expand our services and programs.” Voters approved funding in


November 2010 to match a $32 million grant from the state to overhaul the Skyview Campus. The overhaul includes providing classroom space for five schools, and a community resource center and a regional library. Smith said Mapleton approached Anythink five years ago with the collaboration idea— the school district would build the facility and Anythink would run the library and pay for the operation costs. “It’s a great use of public funds,” she said. “We get a brand new beautiful building and the community gets a brand new li-

brary and the community didn’t have to come with additional funding.” The collaboration saved Anythink from no longer dealing with a building that was not designed to be a library and needed significant work done in renovations. The Anythink Washington Library, 8992 Washington St., was originally a bank and the building was built in 1970. The first level of the older building did not have load bearing weight so it was not able to hold shelves full of books. The books were kept on the second level, which had its own issue — the roof leaked, Smith said. “The library district made a decision not to invest in that building, we did do minor cosmetic stuff, but we knew long term that building wouldn’t be feasible for us,” she said. The district moved into the space in 1989 and spent $300,000 in 2011 for minor renovations that included new furniture, shelving, painting and carpeting. “Most of that investment we took with us (to Anythink York),” she said. Anythink York is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


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Local law enforcement officials aired public safety concerns related to inmates being turned away from the Adams County jail during a press conference Tuesday at the Thornton Police Department. “In the last week, seven prisoners have been rejected by the sheriff who were sentenced to jail by our judges,” said Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates. He said these prisoners were sentenced for crimes that included shoplifting, trespassing, misdemeanor battery, motor vehicle theft and prostitution — and all had a criminal history. “These are folks who belong in jail even for modest misdemeanor offenses,” Oates said. Thornton, Westminster, Aurora, Commerce City and Brighton police chiefs spoke to the media at the conference. Despite the Adams County commissioners suspending a 30-inmate cap per day for municipalities at the jail in April, the sheriff’s office is still turning away people who are sentenced. When inmates are turned away due to a cap, they are typically held elsewhere based on a contract with another jail. The cap restriction, which began on Jan. 1, 2012, was divided among nine municipalities based on population in Adams County. Daily inmate capacity numbers were set by Sheriff Doug Darr. They are: Thornton, eight; Westminster, five; Aurora and Commerce City, four apiece; Northglenn and Brighton, three each; and one each for Federal Heights, Arvada and Bennett. “I have public safety concerns for our residents and our businesses,” said Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson. “What happened in Aurora can happen in any Inmates continues on Page 24

Thornton police Chief Randy Nelson talks to the media at a press conference Tuesday about the Adams County sheriff turning away prisoners last week. From left, Brighton Chief Clint Blackhurst and Commerce City Chief Troy Smith join Nelson. Photo by Tammy Kranz

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Graduation isn’t just matter of degrees A week ago, Ana Elfring, 18, graduated from high school. The event wasn’t particularly emotional — she was ready to move on, the diploma the required bridge to a university education and her future. Two weeks ago, T.J. Sweetin’s grandfather solemnly handed him a folded American flag that had flown over the state Capitol; his parents proudly pinned the rank of second lieutenant onto his dress blue uniform. A college degree in hand and four years of ROTC behind him, the 21-year-old was, officially, finally, a Marine. Around the same time, Ellen Theis exuberantly accepted her English degree, six years after beginning it — and more than 30 years after her first literature class — on the day before her 52nd birthday. “I would call it a milestone,” Theis said, “and a dream come true.” The school year’s end marks one of life’s milestones, the ritual of graduation, an acknowledgment of accomplishment, a rite of passage from one point in life to another, wrapped in assorted ribbons of meaning. Educational achievements aren’t the only milestones that become defining pieces of our stories. There are first drivers’ licenses, first jobs, 25th wedding anniversaries and 50th birthdays. They seem to impart needed stamps of approval on life’s timeline. Interestingly, studies show countries with well-established cultural rites of passage — “very distinct before and afters” — tend to have lower crime rates in young adulthood, said Kim Gorgens, an assistant professor of psychology at University of Denver. Just as compelling, added Gorgens, is the mind’s ability to hold onto noteworthy memories about ourselves. “We have this natural tendency to be storytellers,” she said. “The autobiographical episodic memory is particularly resis-

tant to decay. … As we are losing our capacity to define ourselves, the last thing to go is our recall for significant events. It has a natural buoyancy.” Perhaps that’s because they can be among our happiest times. For Ana Elfring, these moments are more a series of steppingstones than milestones. Her 4-foot-11 slight frame belies a fierce strength. Determined to gather the resources needed to get herself to University of Colorado at Boulder, she navigated the financial aid maze on her own, securing several scholarships and a work-study grant. “It makes me feel really accomplished,” Elfring says of her successful effort to pay for college. “It’s like a weight off my shoulders.” She is most excited about the independence to choose what her day will look like, from what she eats to when she studies to what she does for fun. She plans to study biology and considers that graduation from college will, perhaps, mean more than her high school steppingstone. “I like to live more in the present than looking forward to something,” Elfring says. “But just because I’m not as goaloriented doesn’t mean that I don’t strive to succeed. It’s just that I don’t look at things as `Well, at this point I should have achieved this much.’ I just kind of do my

District 27J will once again offer free breakfast and lunch meals to children this summer. Free breakfast and lunch for children will be served from May 28 through July 26 at: • Northeast Elementary, 1605 Longs Peak St.; • Brighton, North Elementary, 89 N. Sixth Ave., Brighton; • South Elementary, 305 S. Fifth Ave., Brighton. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m., with lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for adult meals is $2.25 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. Call 303-655-2988 for additional information on the summer food program.

Mapleton seeks feedback on health-care facility

Mapleton Public Schools is exploring an opportunity to open a community and school-based health-care facility on the Skyview Campus, 8990 York St. in Thornton. The district is studying the needs and interest in having the facility open to all

The achievement filled her to brimming. “When it really hit was when I picked up my cap and gown,” she says. “It was very surreal. It was joyous. … I was struck wordless by the profound feeling of satisfaction and deep pride in myself.” The journey had been long and circuitous. After high school, without encouragement or financial resources for higher education, Theis worked odd jobs and became a hairdresser. Children and family then became priorities. But hovering in the back of her mind, always, was a yearning for school: “I wanted to learn about James Joyce and Shakespeare, and I wanted always to know more.” Over the years, through four colleges and three states, she took a course here and there. At 46, when she saw friends pursuing degrees, she decided she could do it, too. She started with one course a semester and kept adding until she was juggling four at once. And on graduation day, she proudly hung a blue-and-gold cum laude cord around her neck. She briefly considered not attending commencement. Then she realized if she walked away, the moment might be lost. “It’s much sweeter,” Theis said, “when it’s not handed easily to you.” She needed to mark this passage well. So her dad and stepmother flew in from California. Her husband and daughters, 15 and 13, bore witness, too. After, she felt complete. “My ideal self,” Theis said, “has a degree.” And so ends this season of milestones. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303-5664110.


SCHOOL NOTES District 27J offers free summer breakfasts, lunches

best as I’m going and see where it takes me. And, so far, I’ve been taken to pretty decent places. I’m going to the school I want to go to. I have friends and I have a job. So I’m pretty happy.” Thomas Joseph Sweetin is a tall, adventurous young man called T.J. after his namesake, his great-grandfather. His father’s job with the Drug Enforcement Administration moved the family around the country and instilled a love for change and excitement of the unknown. He likes to look forward and mark the big moments. Earning an international affairs degree from CU was definitely more meaningful than receiving a high school diploma for Sweetin. “College was different because I put so much work into it,” he says of days that involved not only academic studies but also hours of training and community service for the 100 students in ROTC. But the greater milestone, he says, is being commissioned into the Marines. “So many of my friends were upperclassmen, and we saw them graduate and get deployed, and you’re counting down the days to that,” Sweetin says. “When you’re a freshman, it feels so far off. You’re kind of waiting … for that day. The entire culmination of that whole college career is summed up in the one commissioning day.” In October, Sweetin heads to Quantico, Va., for six months of basic officer training. The next benchmark, he says, will be deployment. “It feels really good,” he says. “Life — it’s exciting. I’ve been ready for a while to get on with it.” On a recent Sunday morning, at the athletic field of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Ellen Theis hurled her dark blue cap into the air in exultation. A wife and mother who describes herself as a “why not?” person, she had always felt “less than” without a college degree.

Mapleton families and the surrounding community. The district is asking for residents in the Mapleton school district to take a brief online survey at www.acsd1.k12. by May 31.

Sports: A look at state prep golf results. Page 21

Life: Railroad exhibit shows high life on the tracks. Page 17

Free athletic camp for Mapleton students

Register today for Mapleton’s 3rd Annual Move Play Succeed Skills Camp June 4-6. Hosted by Mapleton’s Athletic Department and former NFL players Darius Holland and Jamie Heiner, Skills Camp is three half-days of free, athletic training for Mapleton students ages 8-18. Registration packets are available in the main office of your school, or fill out a preregistration form at www.acsd1.k12. The camp runs from 7:45-11 a.m. at York International School, 9200 York St. in Thornton, and is free to all students ages 8-18. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided by the USDA Summer Food Program. Transportation will not be provided. Students should come prepared to run, jump, exercise and play — wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.

Special: 12 Topics series covers technology in schools. Page 18

Books: The lows and highs of life of a queen. Page 23

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Mapleton Public Schools seniors toss their mortarboards in the air to celebrate their graduation commencement Saturday, May 18, at DiTirro Stadium. The class of 2013 had almost 300 graduates, making it one of the largest graduating classes the district has had. Mapleton celebrates graduation as a district, bringing all seven high schools including Academy High School, Colorado Connections Academy, Global Leadership Academy, Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts, Mapleton Early College, North Valley School for Young Adults, and York International School, together for the ceremony. Collectively, Mapleton’s seniors earned more than $3 million in scholarships. Photo courtesy of Mapleton Public Schools

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City-sponsored program good way to keep youth active By Tammy Kranz The most recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010 stated that more than one third of children in the United States were overweight or obese. One of the best ways for children to stay active, especially over the summer, is for them to ride their bicycles. However, not all children own bikes and that is why the city of Northglenn is seeking donations for its bike program. “We have a dedicated group of re-

tired volunteers that work on the bikes weekly preparing them for the distributions,” said Jenni Murphy, the city’s community outreach coordinator. “(The bike program) is a wonderful way to connect with the community through our partnerships with the local food banks as well as so many families in Northglenn and surrounding communities.” Dr. Donna Ackerman, a pediatrician at North Suburban Medical Center, said she thought the program was an excellent resource for area children. She said that having a bike encourages children to be more active. “The kids that don’t have a bike over the summer sometimes will feel left out — they don’t want to have to run alongside the others with bikes and feel left out,” she said. The program began about 20 years

ago when a city employee with the sanitation department, Jimmy Bowman, noticed that people were throwing away perfectly good bicycles, Murphy said. He asked permission to take the bikes and began working on them at home to give away to children. After Bowman retired more than nine years ago, Murphy said, the council decided to make the program a city outreach project. The city partners with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center to distribute the bikes to families. They generally hold two distributions a year. In 2012, they gave away 88 bikes in June and 235 bikes at Christmas. Bicycles can be donated by calling Jenni Murphy, 303-450-8904, or

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NORTHGLENN NEWS IN A HURRY Dine, donate to Senior Hub organization

Support the Northglenn Senior Organization by dining at Cinzzetti’s, 281 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5-9 p.m. Thursday, June 13. Ten percent of meal and beverage service will be donated to the Senior Hub. You must let the server know you are there to support the cause. For more information on the Senior Hub, visit www.

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City seeks most magnificent tree

The city is seeking nominations for the “Most Magnificent Tree” in Northglenn. Any tree within city limits is eligible. The owner of the winning tree will not be charged for their August water bill. Submit a nomination by July 30 to Jenni Murphy at 303-450-8904 or

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PERMEX Driving School Children who ride their bikes in Thornton without helmets just may miss out on some free ice cream. Culvers has donated 2,000 coupons for free ice cream and Thornton police and fire departments will be handing those out over the summer to children they see wearing their helmets. “This program rewards our youth for encouraging and promoting safe bicycling habits,” said police officer Matt Barnes. “Wearing a helmet can help reduce a substantial portion of bicycle-related fatalities and injuries among our children. With children most learning occurs through “modeling”, in essence, watching another perform a behavior (wearing a bicycle helmet) and then receiving a positive reinforcement, in this case ice cream, for doing it. We hope this leads children to a lifestyle of developing safe and healthy habits.” There’s another positive benefit to having police and fire hand out the coupons, said Jennifer Alderfer, CEO of North Suburban Medical Center. “We really hope that kids, if approached by police or EMS providers in uniform, will see them as we do, as public servants out there on the streets wanting to keep them safe, and not as something that might be intimidating or scary,” she said. The coupon giveaway is part of the Center’s helmet safety campaign, which it launched May 18 during Thorntonfest. With the help of a large donation by Horizons North Credit Union, staff was able to give out 130 children’s helmets.

‘We really shared with them that protecting your head and the brain is worthwhile.’ Jennifer Alderfer The staff at North Suburban feels it’s not just their job to treat injuries but to educate people on how to prevent those injuries, Alderfer said. At Thorntonfest, before the children were fitted with their free helmet, they learned from a nurse how fragile their brains were and participated in exercises that demonstrated how hard it is to function after a brain injury. “We really shared with them that protecting your head and the brain is worthwhile,” Alderfer said. “We wanted this to be more than just about receiving a free bike helmet - but now that the kids in our community have helmets, we want them to remember how important it is to wear them.” Alderfer didn’t have any statistics on how many children visit North Suburban’s emergency rooms in Thornton with head injuries that could have been prevented by wearing a helmet. However, she said that the Center, 9191 Grant St., averages 140 ER visits daily, and that the Northeast ER, 12793 Holly St., averages 25 to 30, and about 25 percent of those are pediatric-related in nature.

NORTHGLENN COUNCIL ON THE RECORD Northglenn City Council voted on the following legislation during its May 20 meeting. E-waste disposal ban Council unanimously approved the second and final reading of an ordinance that updates the city’s municipal code to reflect the statewide ban by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that prohibits a majority of electronic devises from being accepted in landfills. The new language added is as follows: “Electronic waste including, but not limited to: computers, printers, facsimile machines, digital video disc players, video cassette recorders, peripherals, radios, stereos, video game consoles, monitors, laptops, televisions, notebooks, tablets, electronic books or anything with a screen that measures more than four inches diagonally but does not include any type of telephone.” There is $30,000 set aside in the 2013 sanitation budget to assist in education and promotion of alternative disposal for the banned e-waste materials. Blood collection service Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign a memorandum of understanding with the North Metro Fire Rescue to provide for blood specimen collections. In 2011, Northglenn Ambulance Company Inc.

discontinued public emergency care and transportation with the city. NMFR took over this service, which included collecting blood specimen for evidentiary purposes related to the prosecutions of driving under the influence arrests performed by the Northglenn Police Department. In 2012, the police spent $3,535 for blood draws. Total annual costs are not expected to be more than $4,000 for 2013. Funding for the service is already available in the 2013 police budget. Re-appointments to advisory boards Council unanimously approved two resolutions as part of its consent agenda that reappointed two members to different advisory boards. Terry Wadding was reappointed as an at-large member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a three-term, to expire May 24, 2016. Greyson Monroe was reappointed to serve as a member of the Northglenn Youth Commission Board of Directors for a one-year term, to expire May 13, 2014. Council members in attendance were Mayor Joyce Downing, Carol Dodge, Ward I, Joe Brown and Leslie Carrico, Ward II, Mayor Pro Tem Susan Clyne and Marci Whitman, Ward III, and Gene Wieneke, Ward IV. Wayne Dodge, Ward I, and Kim Snetzinger, Ward IV, were absent. Compiled by Tammy Kranz

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Garage sale signs limited in new sign code Council considers updated code at June 10 meeting

trying to push them back to make them more impractical as far as advertising, getting people’s attention.” Wieneke suggested council put the limit to 10 feet. City attorney Corey Hoffmann said keeping the distance farther back may create an additional layer of insulation for the city if there is an accident caused by a distracted driver reading signs. “I can tell you the public safety reason for having them farther away from the intersection is to, as best you can, avoid folks making last minute decisions at intersections to make turns to go to one of the locations where there is a limited duration sale,” he said. A couple council members suggest a 25 feet distance but there was no consensus for that number. Mayor Joyce Downing, Mayor Pro Tem Susan Clyne and Ward 1 councilwoman Carol Dodge liked the 50 feet setback. “I don’t mind leaving it at 50 because people are always going to abuse it,” Dodge said. “If you put 10, they’ll put it at 5; if you put 50, they’re going to put it at 10. They’re going to put it where they want to anyway,

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If the Northglenn City Council passes its updated sign code as is, residents will be limited to where they can place garage sale or other temporary signs in public rights of way. Council is scheduled to vote on the first reading of the ordinance June 10. Council discussed the code during its May 13 regular meeting, but did not vote on it because staff needed to make some changes the council wanted made. Ward IV councilman Gene Wieneke and- raised several issues about the new code, one of which divided council — banning limited duration signs (which include garage sale and open house signs) from being placed in public rights of way within 50 feet of both streets at intersections. Wieneke said that in the code now there was no specific distance. “The reason council adopted the other policy previously was because we knew it


Northglenn City Council is considering a new sign code that would limit where people can post their garage sale signs in public rights of way. Stock photo was not smart to go out and try to outlaw garage sale signs,” he said. “And now you’re

so why not cover us in the meantime? I just don’t see the issue.” Wieneke pointed out that staff picked up 81 illegally posted signs in April alone. “If code enforcement is picking up 81 now, just imagine what’s going to happen with all the garage sales over the next 10 years how many signs they’re going to be picking up because they’re closer than 10 feet, let alone what that would be if they were closer than 25 or 50 feet,” he said. The mayor decided the distance would remain at 50 feet since there was no consensus for another number. Another issue Wieneke had regarding the limited duration signs in public rights of way was that in the updated code, there could be no more clustering of signs, they would have to be 10 feet apart. Also, the signs could not have any attachments, including balloons or streamers. If council approves the first reading of the ordinance on June 10, a second reading and public hearing will be set. To view the entire draft sign code, visit

Renovations set for Senior Hub building By Ashley Reimers

This summer the Senior Hub building in Federal Heights will undergo some needed renovations to help maintain the building and keep it as efficient as possible. Some of the improvements include new s notHVAC units, roof, carpet and tile as well as a ucatenew landscaping. s, Al- The original plan was an expansion to the building, not just a renovation. dren Howard Yeoman, executive director for theythe Hub, said because of the rapid growth theirof the older population and need for Secisesnior Hub services, an expansion would be unc-a way to meet those needs in the best way possible. But according to Yeoman, a lack pro-of agreement on the lease between the city orth-and the Hub was the changing factor. to be In 1984 Federal Heights entered into a bike99-year property lease with Adams County com-under the stipulation that the county would o re-build a facility for the Senior Hub to operem.”ate. In August 2012 Adams County transhowferred ownership and assigned the 99-year mer-lease to the Senior Hub. After the transfer

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the city and the Hub began new negotiations of the lease. “The city told us that if we wanted to add on to our building we must re-negotiate our property lease,” Yeoman said. “The original lease was a simple two pages. The lease they proposed was 12 pages and included a provision to reduce the term of the lease from the remaining 71 years to 25 years. “ During lease discussions with the city, the Hub began a capital campaign to raise money necessary to expand the building. Yeoman said many of the local foundations that normally donate money for senior programming chose to donate money for the expansion instead. Community members also donated money for the expansion. Yeoman said he would need at least a 50-year lease in order to use the monetary donations from the foundations because anything shorter would not be approved by the foundations. “The foundations always have concerns about how long you can remain in a building when they are giving capital grants,” Yeoman said. “And anything shorter than 50 years is just not enough time for them.”

This summer the Senior Hub building in Federal Heights will undergo a renovation with improvements to heating and cooling units as well as new paint and flooring. Photo by Ashley Reimers In final negotiations, the city ended up offering a 25-year lease to the Senior Hub. Jacqueline Halburnt, acting city manager,

said she can’t speak to the details of the decision because the decision was made in a city council executive session. “From what I know the Senior Hub didn’t want a shorter lease,” she said. Halburnt said in order to do an expansion, the Hub would need to revise its Planned Unit Development application, which would require a shorter lease. Because of this requirement, Yeoman chose to leave the expansion behind and stick with just a renovation, even though 85 percent of the money needed for the project was already raised. Now the Hub is sticking with the original 99-year lease, with 71 years left on the lease. “Luckily we are able to still use some of the money we raised in the capitol campaign for the renovations,” he said. “We definitely don’t need all of it, so what we don’t use we will give back to the foundations.” The Senior Hub serves 6,000 older adults in Adams County through a variety of services like Meals on Wheels, Senior Solutions and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. For more information visit www.seniorhub. org.

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New activities debut at Adams County Fair By Ashley Reimers This year at the Adams County Fair, the Platte Valley Medical Center Children’s Pavilion is the place to be for fun and free entertainment. New activities are debuting under the tent, ones that involve the whole family. The children’s pavilion is an essential part of the fair providing an area for children of all ages to have a little fun, said Melanie Snodell, co-fair manager. Almost everything in the pavilion is free, accept for a minimal fee for pony rides. “In addition to the carnival, which does cost, we feel it’s very important to provide free activities to the community,” Snodell said. “We want to make sure everyone, even people on a budget, can have a lot of fun at the fair.” New to the children’s pavilion are the Free-to-do-Redneck Games and the Lagoon of Doom, both activities that are suitable for the entire family. Snodell said the Redneck Games are similar to the TV show Wipeout, challenging people to make it through an obstacle course without falling off. She said it’s not as intense as Wipeout, but still a lot of fun. “Lagoon of Doom is like the Redneck Games, but with fewer obstacles,” she said. “Part of the course resembles a log spinning on the water, but it’s not really a log and you don’t fall into water.” An educational piece is also being added to the children’s pavilion this year. Agriland will be a section dedicated to the heritage and history of agriculture with informational displays and agriculturerelated activities teaching children about where their food comes from. Snodell said the section is part of an effort to bring education back to the fair, something that hasn’t been a strong fair fo-

‘We are hoping to bring the education piece back t his y ear, es pecially in preparation for our 110th year anniversary next year.’ Melanie Snodell, co-fair manager cus in recent years. “We are hoping to bring the education piece back this year, especially in preparation for our 110th year anniversary next year,” she said. “We want to teach kids that their food doesn’t just come from a store, that people in their community are providing food.” The fair also has one day completely dedicated to the little ones, 9NEWS Kid’s Day on Friday of the fair, Aug. 2. The children’s pavilion is expanded to include even more activities. “You can’t find another kid’s day like ours at the fair,” Snodell said. “Our children’s pavilion is definitely worth coming to see on that day. There are so many activities geared towards families. It’s great.” The Adams County Fair will be July 31 through Aug. 4 at the Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton. For more information visit www.adamscountyfair.

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t Law aims to keep jobs in Colorado r Governor signs bill that GOP links to unions By Vic Vela

Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 24 signed into law a state-contracting reform bill that aims to reduce the outsourcing of public works projects and penalizes employers who do not hire local workers or who buy foreign-produced materials. But it’s a bill that earned little legislative support from Republicans, who panned the legislation as another example of Democrats protecting unions over businesses. House Bill 1292, which Democrats dubbed the “Keep Jobs in Colorado Act,” reforms the bidding process for state work projects, such as highway construction. Bill sponsors say the legislation helps to ensure that Colorado taxpayer dollars are being spent on local workers. “This really was my number one priority coming into this legislative session,” ationsaid state Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood. “We epa-need to do everything we can to keep and nextcreate jobs in Colorado, and make sure our thattaxpayer dollars are being used as wisely as tore,possible.” ovid-

Gov. John Hickenlooper gives the State of the State address Jan. 10 to senators and representatives in the House Chambers of the State Capitol. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen Under the bill, state agencies would not only weigh bid costs from contractors, but also would take into consideration “best value” bids, which include factors such as

the contractor’s employment practices, such as worker wages and benefits. The teeth in the act is in the enforcement of a law that’s been on the books for 80 years. Before the bill was introduced, there was a requirement that state-funded construction projects have a workforce that is made up of 80 percent of Colorado workers. For years, the requirement was rarely, if ever enforced, primarily because the penalty for employers who violated the law was jail time. Now, the bill creates a series of civil penalties that could eventually lead to contractor disbarment whenever that 80 percent threshold is not met. State agencies can waive the 80 percent rule if contractors can show there is not sufficient Colorado labor available for a project. The bill also requires many contractors to provide proof of the country of origin for materials used in projects, such as iron and steel. The two state entities that will oversee enforcement of the bill’s provisions will be the Departments of Labor and Employment, and Personnel and Administration. Some contractors who testified during the legislative process raised concern their

costs of doing business with the state would rise and that the bill’s reporting requirements would increase overhead. In fact, the General Assembly’s Legislative Council’s staff report on the bill states that “the new reporting required by the bill may increase contractor costs.” Republicans have criticized the bill as something that could actually reduce the number of contracting jobs and blasted it as having been spearheaded by unions. The AFL-CIO was a major driver of the legislation. “Whatever happened to the simple, ‘Hey, low bid? Qualified bidder? Sold?’” said Sen. Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, during a Senate debate earlier this month. “That’s good for the taxpayer.” But bill supporters believe there should be more to the process than just low bids. “A low bid may cost less, but at the end of the day, it may not be the best value for the taxpayer,” Kerr said. And bill sponsors disagree that this bill is all about making unions happy. “I wasn’t trying to protect one kind of worker over the other,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk. “I think the important thing is that local taxpayers are protected and that jobs stay here, at the end of the day.”

Graduates seek to ‘know yourself ’

“This above all else: to thine own self be true.”— “Hamlet” ours About 25 years ago, I pictured ren’s myself as a leader. All through my o see schooling, in a variety of roles both vities inside and outside the classroom, I pictured myself as a person who was ly 31 going to be at the head of organizay Retions someday. righBoy, was I kidding myself. It turns out that that is not my best damrole. I don’t like making decisions for other people, and leaders have to do that. It turns out that my strengths lie in other areas. Analyzing, over-analyzing, presenting options — these are all things that are in my wheelhouse. Personnel decisions, giving orders — not so much. Which is why, even while I was pursuing my delusions of leadership, somehow I gravitated to roles that would place me in an advisory position. I was my class vice president; I was an associate newsletter editor; perhaps my favorite role ever was serving as an assistant baseball coach for my best friend. And even today I’m a lot more comfortable seated at a keyboard working my thoughts out on paper than I am making snap decisions and choosing other peoples’ courses of

action. It’s taken a long time to let go of the image I had in my head, so that I could just deal with my own reality as it is. I bring this up because this week Jeffco Schools are sending thousands of young men and women out into the world as certified high school graduates. And among all the pieces of advice they’re going to receive (as we desperately try to get in one last lesson), the most important one that anybody can take to heart is “know yourself.” And that’s not just me spouting off: when my buddy Jay and I were researching our book, that was the single, most important piece of advice we heard from dozens of our friends. You, young graduate, with the entire world in front of you and myriad dreams to choose from, should start your journey to your Perfect Life in front of a mirror. How sad, how frustrating will your

life be if the dream you pursue is of being a heart surgeon, but you find out later that the sight of blood makes you queasy? Or if your dream is to be a Navy SEAL, but you really hate the water? You, young graduate, in spite of how we have treated you for the last twelve years of schooling, are a unique, special young person with unique talents and passions. Don’t waste the gifts you’ve been given pursuing dreams that were meant for other people; figure out how you were made, what contribution you were intended to make, and then pursue that with everything you’ve got. Because then it must follow, as the night the day, that the universe will conspire to make your dreams come true. Because when your purpose matches your gifts, a harmony is created that resonates throughout your life. And your dreams will present themselves to you as realistic probabilities. That is how to start to build your perfect life. Good luck!

and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Roberts is the son of Melissa Roberts of Thornton. He is a 2011 graduate of Thornton High School. Navy Airman Apprentice Jacob L. James, son of Jennifer L. and Daniell L. James of Broomfield, is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennnis (CVN 74), which recently made its first stop in the United States at Joint Base Pearl Harbor following an eightmonth deployment. James is a 2011 graduate of Mountain Range High School, in Thornton and joined the Navy in July 2012. James also recently completed a successful deployment to the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. While deployed, James and other sailors conducted theater security operations with partner nations in the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command. Air Force Airman James T. WildGarcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. WildGarcia completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training

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Taxing Internet sales levels playing field The old adage about “good things are worth waiting for” may be applicable in the case of enabling legislation to tax Internet sales of commodities like clothing, books, appliances, tools and a plethora of other things us consumers enjoy. It has been a long journey, but it is “looking up” both at the federal and state levels. It would take authorizing legislation both by Congress and the Colorado Legislature to allow the state and local governments to impose and collect their respective sales taxes on such sales transactions.


For many years, brick and mortar “main street” retailers and local government officials have argued that an unfair taxing policy exists as Internet sales have jumped upward. Local merchants are mandated to collect and remit sales tax on all eligible purchases made at the store.

However, the same items are not taxed if purchased via the Internet, and there is not a physical store in the taxing agency’s boundaries. This puts the local brick and mortar retailers at a disadvantage. Also, as more and more consumers rely on “shopping on-line,” fewer in-store sales are realized, and profits decline and more vacant stores are realized.


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What are some of the best summer activities for children? With the end of the school year fast approaching and warm weather on the way, we asked staff and volunteers at Eiber Elementary what are some of the best summer activities for children?

Biking is a great activity for kids – it’s a way for them to exercise, and it’s transportation for them at the same time. - A.J. Stapleton

Going to all the parks we have in Lakewood, and especially the water parks are great. - Sara Goodrich

Soccer is great, so is swimming, biking and going to skateboard parks. - Jeremiah Johnson

The important thing is for kids to be outside, and once they’re out there are so many things they can do. - Jeff Fleck

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vorable to enacting the required legislation to establishing taxing sales on the Internet. The Marketplace Fairness Act is the enabling bill which needs to be approved and signed by the President Barack Obama. He has indicated he will sign the bill if it makes it way to him. The bill has recently passed the U.S. Senate, but the House of Representatives will be a tougher sell. Also, authorizing legislation is required at the state level. At the recently completed legislative session, the Colorado Legislature passed the needed enabling legislation. Assuming all approvals are realized, it is projected that the State of Colorado would realize $73 million per year in additional revenue. I have not seen any projections for Colorado municipalities yet, but it clearly would be a meaningful boost in revenue from out-of-state retailers who are selling goods on the Internet such as Amazon and Ebay.


I know we the public are not “gung-ho” about having more taxes to pay. But this tax change would “level the playing field” among all retailers. Plus, it would add support and strength to our local retailers in the shopping centers, malls and specialty stores. We should want a healthy “main street.” Those retailers provide jobs that have been drying up as Internet sales have exploded. Internet sales hit a record high of $226 billion last year which represents a 16 percent increase from the previous year. It will be interesting to see how U.S. House of Representatives votes on the enabling legislation. The Tea Party probably is jumping at the chance to kill this bill. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

A letter from Mom I always enjoy hearing from our faithful readers. Bob Brown, the good neighbor up the street, gave me this little gem and I’m sharing it with you. Here it is, thanks Bob! Dear Son: Just a few lines to let you know that I’m still alive. I’m writing this letter slowly because I know that you cannot read fast. You won’t know the house when you come home … we’ve moved. I won’t be able to send you the address as the last family that lived here took the numbers with them for their next house, so they wouldn’t have to change their address. About your father ... he has a lovely new job. He has over 525 men under him. He is cutting the grass at the cemetery. There was a washing machine in the new house when we moved in, but it isn’t working so good. Last week I put in 14 shirts into it, pulled the chain, and I haven’t seen the shirts since. Your sister Mary had a baby this spring. I haven’t found out if it is a boy or a girl, so I don’t know if you are an uncle or an aunt. Your uncle Dick drowned last week in a vat of whiskey in the brewery. Some of his fellow workers dived in to save him but he fought them off bravely. We cremated his body, and it took three days to put out the fire. Your father didn’t have much to drink at Christmas, I put a bottle of castor oil in his pint of beer. It kept him going until New Year ’s Day. I went to the doctor on Thursday and your father came with me. The doctor put a small glass tube into

my mouth and told me not to open it for 10 minutes. Your father offered to buy it from him. It only rained twice last week. First for three days, and then for four days. Monday was so windy that one of our chickens laid the same egg four times. We had a letter yesterday from the undertaker. He said if the last installment wasn’t paid on your grandmother within seven days, up she comes. Your loving mother P.S. I was going to send you $10 but I had already sealed the envelope.

Quote of the week “It’s nice because we do it twice.” Sonin-law, Bill White 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.



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My specialty is residential real estate in the greater Golden/ Jefferson County market. I don’t try to serve the entire metro area, so my Jeffco clients know they have my full attention. My father taught me that it’s better to be a big fish in a small pond that a small fish in a big pond. In 2012, I had 25 transactions totaling $15 million, almost entirely in Jefferson County.

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What is the most challenging part of what you do? Actually, it’s both challenging and rewarding – writing my weekly real estate

What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Don’t make the mistake of hiring an agent on the other side of town, or, worse, a relative! Real estate transactions are too important not to hire the very best. I enjoy helping people outside my marketing area to identify the best listing agent.

What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? When I’m at home in Golden, real estate is a 7-day-a-week job. But I love to travel with my wife, Rita. France, Italy and Hawaii are our favorite destinations for our occasional vacations.

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What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Use the same agent who lists your current home, and get him/her to reduce their commission on your home in exchange for the commission they’ll earn buying the replacement home.

How long have you lived in the area? I moved to Denver in 1991, then to Golden in 1997. What do you like most about it? I loved Denver and Colorado since living here from kindergarten through third grade in the 1950’s. I was delighted when I was able to move my transcription business, Journal Graphics, here in 1991.

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Burger baron branches out

WHAT: Life on Colorado Railroads: The American Passenger Car Era, 1930 to 1970

Smashburger founder Tom Ryan, the man who also brought you Tom’s Urban 24, a 24-hour diner style restaurant on Larimer Square, just opened another fastcasual eatery, Live Basil Pizza, at 6305 E. Hampden Ave. in Denver, on May 23. The new chain plans to open more outlets. The process is similar to Denverbased Chipotle Mexican Grill, where customers go through a line choosing what ingredients they want on their thin-crust pizzas before the dough goes in an oven that can cook a pizza in 150 seconds, according to an Associated Press report. “Co-founder Ryan says he thinks fresh, fast pizzas made before a customer’s eyes is where the market is heading,” according to the story. “A handful of shops, including 800 Degrees in Los Angeles, has similar concepts. Plans for such a chain were announced previously under the name Honest Pizza.” Honestly? I just want my pizza delivered to my house hot and in under an hour. On another pizza note, Pizzeria Locale from the Frasca folks will open at Sixth and Broadway (also known as the impossible place to park safely) next week.

WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden

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Riding the rails

An advertisement for railroad travel, highlighting the comforts of the newly designed trains. Courtesy photos

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New Railroad Museum exhibit looks at Golden Age of train travel By Clarke Reader


olorado and the West was built by the railroads, but as the region increased in population, trains transformed from a means of transport to a kind of travel to be enjoyed. The “Life on Colorado Railroads: The American Passenger Car Era, 1930 to 1970” exhibit at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden, takes visitors on an in-depth tour of the era when passenger train travel was at its peak. “It’s really exciting to have this new exhibit up,” said Donald Tallman, executive director of the museum. “This is the second exhibit in a three-part series on railroads, with the first being about the construction of the railroad.” According to Lauren Giebler, curator of the museum, the modern American passenger car era began in the 1930s when railroad companies transitioned from steam to diesel locomotives, and changed the look of their trains in an effort to attract more passengers. “Inspired by the Art Deco movement, railroads applied clean, unbroken lines, rounded corners, and gleaming metal bodies to trains and locomotive,” she said. “Projecting an

image of speed and power, the new trains symbolized the modernization of America.” Traveling on trains became a far more upscale affair for those who could afford it, with sleeping car porters, courier nurses and other people who specialized in making the travel experience as comfortable as possible being added to a railroad’s staff. “In this era it was not just about the train, but how you traveled as a guest on the train,” Tallman said. “When you traveled the companies wanted to make sure you had a nice experience, and hired people to take care of you.” The exhibit will feature photos of the new railroad staff, from porters, cooks and stewards to courier nurses, engineers and more. It will also feature eyewitness testimonies collected by Giebler, including an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) Railway courier nurse and engineer and a Denver and Rio Grande Western (DRGW) Railroad yardman, among others. As technology and design advanced, the trains became faster. In 1937, the ATSF’s diesel-electric Super Chief train shortened the travel time from Chicago to Los Angeles from 55 hours to just under 40. To get a sense of the new train

A Santa Fe diesel-electric train, showing off the Art Deco-inspired design of the new trains from 1930-70.

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COST: Members and children under 2 free; children (2-15), $5; adults (16-59), $10; senior (60-plus), $8; family, $20 INFORMATION: 303-279-4591 or www. design that allowed for both speed and comfort, Giebler and a group of volunteers worked for two weeks fabricating a threequarter sized Navajo round-end observation car complete with a sleeping berth. Giebler added that this period was the zenith of railroading not only because of the advancements, but because of the employees’ experience. She said that strong wages, standardized working hours, health insurance, pensions, and respect from surrounding community members created a work environment in which employees would work for 30, 40, or even 50 years. As Giebler worked on the exhibit, she said that her favorite thing about it was the light it shined on those who made the era possible. “The Passenger Car Era is especially interesting because it is all about people,” she said. “The human connection is what draws people most to history.”

Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, the popular spot at 3525 E. Colfax Ave., has formed a joint venture with LS Travel Retail North America and Doc 1 Solutions to open a restaurant in Denver International Airport, Concourse B. The airport space will be 1,390 square feet where owner and founder Steve Ballas and his wife, Linda, will serve a litter of their famous hot dogs along with sides such as the scrumptious deep-fried green beans. Voted “Best Hot Dogs in Denver” for six years in a row and 11th on the list of “Best Hot Dog Across America,” Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs has been catering to Denver residents and visitors for seven years in its Colfax location. Its restaurant is one of the most authentic and welcoming in the area, and its menu has a unique “homemade” feel. It includes hot dogs, burgers, and sides such as French fries, onion rings, potato tots and chili con carne. Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs is a supporter of local organizations, such as Project Angel Heart, which serves meals to people with life-threatening conditions. “This is a dream come true for my wife and I … we’re walking on air in the Mile High City! We’re super excited to be part of this and look forward to working with our partners and the airport team to introduce the world to the city’s best hot dogs,” Ballas said. A dine-in restaurant, the DIA Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs also will feature take-out options for travelers in a rush, including “Steve’s On The Go”: a grab-and-go counter offering ready-made hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches and wraps. Partnering with the Colorado native Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery — winner of a Gold Award at the World Beer Cup, the world’s largest beer competition — the location also will feature a large bar offering beer, bottled and on tap. Parker continues on Page 19


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imberly Jezek’s students use today’s technology to solve age-old math problems. “I think my hands are a lot cleaner — they’re not covered in marker and chalk,” Jezek said jokingly in a May 17 interview with Colorado Community Media. “I rarely use markers on my board — I use this app (Edmoto) almost every day.” Jezek’s teaches mathematics to seventh- and eighth-graders at Clayton Partnership School in Thornton, and student participation is a hallmark of her approach — along with incorporating modern technology into her lesson plans. Students in Jezek’s class, like seventh-grader Laksmin Lavanderos, use more modern devices to solve mathematics equations that date back hundreds, if not thousands of years. “Using the information you have here for the base and the height, what would the equation be to solve the area of this parallelogram,” Jezek asks Lavanderos as she uses her wireless stylus pen to write in the angular measurements on her iPad several yards away at her desk. Lavanderos then uses another stylus pen — along with the measurements, which appear simultaneously on a whiteboard projection screen at the front of the class — to write an equation using given measurements that appear on the screen and on Jezek’s iPad. Jezek’s classroom — like many others in school districts

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throughout the state — is a example of how students learn, share and research information in an increasingly digital age. “I think in order to succeed in this world, they need to have access to technology and be able to use it, otherwise they’re not even going to be in the running for things later on,” said Lisa Furlong, a Clayton Partnership fourth-grade teacher who transitioned from a chalkboard to an interactive board last year after the school relocated into Mapleton Public School’s new Skyview campus. “It’s finally allowing (students) to be competitive at an early age instead of trying to force it all at the very end to make sure that they learn it,” Furlong said. “ If they’re starting it at this age, they’ll actually be able to compete in the job field when they get older.”

Moving forward, changing perceptions

Using new devices and tools in classrooms is not necessary a new trend for school districts and educators as technology innovations are regularly intro-

‘The device knows more than the instructor, so what we see is an adjustment in the way teachers teach – they begin to facilitate lessons and not just lecture.’ Matt Cormier, executive director of educational technology duced and marketed to consumers. But what has changed, school officials say, is the general per-

ception of how learning occurs in the classroom. “Tech used to be what I refer to as ‘the icing on the cake,’ but we

Laksmin Lavanderos, a seventh-grader at Clayton Partnership School, uses a stylus pen to solve a geometry problem on a SMART Board at the front of her mathematics class.

can’t do it that way anymore because it’s in the standard for most core content areas,” said Julie Bowline, instructional technology and library services director at Adams 12 Five Star Schools. “We used to just stress the learning of technology tools, but what I’ve seen is more of a shift toward having students learn those tools and apply it throughout their curriculum.” Bowline said this shift of perception over the last decade also illustrates a need for educators to stress the importance of technology literacy and informed use, since almost anything — regardless of credibility — is available at a student’s fingertips with a few computer keystrokes. Matt Cormier, executive director of educational technology at Jefferson County Public Schools, said these perception shifts have also changed the traditional instruction model within the classroom. Since answers to simple questions are easily searchable on the Internet, Cormier said teachers must now formulate more complex questions for students as a way to stimulate the learning process. “In the past, the teacher was the person who had the knowledge and was delivering that knowledge to kids, but that isn’t always the case anymore,” Cormier said. “The device knows more than the instructor, so what we see is an adjustment in the way teachers teach — they begin to facilitate lessons and not just lecture.” However, Cormier said, this collaborative learning process between teachers and students is no longer confined to the classroom. An example, Jezek said, are individual Gmail e-mail accounts created by the Mapleton Public School district for each one of her students. These e-mail Tech continues on Page 19

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“We are pleased to have Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, and for the first time, LS travel retail, join our team,” said John Ackerman, chief commercial officer at Denver International Airport. “Steve’s is a popular local brand that will enhance the overall offerings at DIA, and help diversify our concessions.” Set to open in winter 2014, the restaurant is expected to generate about $2.8 million in annual sales throughout the term of the seven-year contract.

Celebrate the Wild West

Get your cowboy on this summer at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. Wild West Day is coming to the museum on June 22 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and a familyfriendly adventure. Ride behind a 1880s steam locomotive in vintage passenger cars and experience firsthand what it was like to travel in the Old West. Outlaws, lawmen, ladies and gentlemen from Monarch Productions will bring the Wild West back to life with their famed, fast-draw contests, train robberies and sharpshooting exhibitions. Train rides depart every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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accounts allow for students to reach out to her for help even when class is not in session. “For many years, we could say, ‘Education happens within these four walls and happened from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.,’” Cormier said. “What we see with technology is that it breaks those walls down.”

Opportunities as challenges

While the advent of technology has changed the way learning happens both in and out of the classroom, school officials say a lot more needs to be done to make technology more accessible to students.

The museum is located at 17155 W. 44th Avenue in Golden. For more information, go online to, click on “events” and then “special events.”

Larimer Associates would lease at Union Station, they held a series of focus groups to help determine the public’s preference for the landmark property.

Union Station secures eateries

Sand in the City, Arvada style

Larimer Associates and their partners announced the first three major restaurant tenants for the rebirth of Union Station, under major construction on Wynkoop Street in Lower Downtown. The three newcomers will be The Kitchen Next Door (a sibling of The Kitchen at 1530 16th St. and the original in Boulder), Snooze (brace yourself for the line for this popular breakfast spot with locations in Denver, The Streets at Southglenn and Fort Collins) and a new concept from master chef Alex Siedel, owner of Fruition. All three locally owned restaurants will open in the revitalized train terminal in July 2014 with each featuring a large patio for outdoor dining. “This is an exciting first step in establishing Union Station as Denver’s next great dining destination for both locals and visitors,” said Jeff Hermanson, chief executive officer of Larimer Associates. “These award-winning restaurants represent the true Colorado experience and embody downtown Denver’s genuine collaborative spirit.” Before selecting the restaurants that

Arvada is hosting Colorado’s first Sand in the City event June 14-15. Local businesses, community members, master sculptors and architects will form a dozen teams that will create sculptures made from more than 60 tons of sand. The completed sculptures can be viewed from 4 to 8 p.m. June 14 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15 outside the Arvada Center for Performing Arts at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. The Arvada Chamber of Commerce partnered with several event sponsors including Integrated Snow Removal, State Farm Insurance and Arvada Rent Alls. Visitors to the free event also can enjoy live music by local bands including Branded Bandits, Burnt Lips and The Duke Street Kings.

At issue for many officials are the high costs associated with newer technology innovations, such as interactive boards and laptops, which can easily exceed $1,000. The solution, Cormier and Bowline said, are smaller consumer devices, such as portable tablets, clickers and lower-cost interactive board substitutes. Securing these new technologies has been a challenge for school districts across the state as per-pupil funding fluctuated over the past five years. “There are times when kids are trying to use technology and it’s kind of dragging along slowly because we just don’t have the infrastructure,” Bowline said. “It’s a constant battle. Adams 12 is trying so hard to keep class sizes at reasonable sizes, and I think there’s always a glaring need for technology improvements, but there’s always

a need for other things that directly affect our kids.” In Jefferson County, Cormier said the school district cut funding for Discovery Education streaming — a Discovery Channel-backed educational video resource — several years ago as state per-pupil funding declined. To stave off further cuts over the years, Cormier said the state’s largest school district — like many others — worked to find cheaper technology alternatives that could provide similar services, such as substituting laptops for clickers when conducting assessments. To address this issue, Cormier and Bowline said school districts across the state are gradually allowing students to bring their own mobile devices into the classroom. But this option comes with its own unique obstacles.

Trip down memory lane … in Arvada

Earlier this month, Mr. On The Town and I took a trip down memory lane … at least for my hubby, who lived in Arvada for seven-plus years. A lot has changed since 1998! The Friday night adventure in Olde

Town Arvada began at Arvada Beer Company. Housed in a historic building that was built in 1916, Arvada Beer has an extensive beer list that changes seasonally. Warning: No alcohol or wine is served here, but this is a mecca for beer lovers. Around the corner, at 5707 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., we moved on to Arvada Tavern. Our group of seven, including five Arvada residents (two former Denver Post colleagues, their wives and a neighbor), enjoyed dinner and drinks in a delightful, quiet area in the back of the eatery. We noshed on ribs, wings, Bavarian pretzels, green chile and entrees, including the Colorado spiced trout and steak melt. Olde Town Arvada is hopping on the weekends, we’re told, and we cannot wait to go back. And don’t forget the RTD Fastracks Gold Line is scheduled to run right through Olde Town in 2016. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at Send her Mile High Life column tips and eavesdroppings at parkerp1953@ or at 303-619-5209.

“When you’ve got all of those different devices out there, compatibility issues make it harder for the teacher to plan with a specific device or application in mind,” Cormier said. School officials say, however, that many school districts are taking it in stride, understanding that technology alone cannot foster learning. “Success in the classroom really starts with a masterful teacher,” said Karla Allenbach, who is the learning services director at Mapleton Public Schools. “Our teachers skillfully incorporate a variety of resources and tools to help each child find success in the classroom. Technology is not the only tool, but it is certainly one of the tools our teachers use to help each student develop a love of learning and master standards.”

Reaching higher

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FRIENDS NIGHT FRIENDS of Broomfield plans its May Friends Night Out from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Boondocks Fun Center for three hours of unlimited play. Meet at FRIENDS Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. Please eat before arriving; dinner is not included. Participants are welcome to bring extra money for food and drinks, but it is not included in the fee. The deadline to register is Monday, May 27. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, or 303-404-0123.

CLOUD PARTY The Cloud Foundation and Horse Protection League celebrate Cloud’s 18th birthday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Horse Protection League, Churches Ranch, 17999 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call the Cloud Foundation at 719-6333842.



THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS presents a community musical production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” at 7 p.m. May 30-31 and June 7-8 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303456-6772 or visit

LEAVES OF Hope Exempla Lutheran Medical Center presents its National Cancer Survivors Day – Leaves of Hope Run/Walk from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 2, at 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Events include a survivors’ breakfast, 5K/10K run/walk, free kids dash, 1 mile family fun run, entertainment and exhibition booths. Full event schedule is available at Register online by May 31 for discounted fee,

FRIDAY/MAY 31 BIKE CLUB As part of the Festive Friday series, come to the inaugural event of the Monday Bike Club at 1 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Participants receive free water bottles and light refreshments will be served. And don’t forget your bike. RSVP at 303-450-8801. For people ages 55 and over. FRIDAY/MAY 31 and Saturday/June 1 BIBLE SCHOOL First Congregational Church of Eastlake has scheduled its Vacation Bible School for children in preschool to 12 years old. No registration is required. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, the camp theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair” and will feature crafts, songs, food and fun. The Vacation Bible School is free to all participants. It will take place at 12630 Second St. in Eastlake. For information, contact 303-452-1681 or FRIDAY/MAY 31 TO JUNE 9 THE MOUSETRAP The Player’s Guild at the Festival

MONDAY/JUNE 3, JUNE 4-6, JUNE 10 LACROSSE CAMP The Green Mountain boys lacrosse team hosts summer lacrosse camps for all skill levels. The camps are run by the Green Mountain varsity and junior varsity coaches, with help from varsity players. A rookie skills camp for all ages is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 3, and Monday, June 10 at the school. All incoming fifth- to eighth-grade players are invited to a skills camp from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, to Thursday, June 6, at the school. The camp is designed for those with some experience. All equipment is required for this camp. All incoming ninth- to 12th-graders can play in weekly 7v7 games from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in June at the school. Full gear required. For information or to register, visit www.; email questions to Nate Hallahan, Green Mountain boys head coach, at MONDAY TO THURSDAY/JUNE 3-6, AUG. 5-8

Playhouse presents “The Mousetrap,” by Agatha Christie, playing May 31 through June 9 at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www.festivalplayhouse. com. Appropriate for all ages.

VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps June 3-6 at Arvada West High School and Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at



TRAILS DAY Celebrate Arvada’s annual Trails Day by getting outdoors, moving your feet, pedaling your bike or just celebrating being outside from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Learn about Arvada’s bike friendly streets and 125-mile trail system at this free family event, hosted by Majestic View Nature Center and Two Ponds Wildlife Refuge. Free ice cream is provided by Scrumptious and hot dogs will be grilled by the Arvada Fire Protection District. The event is organized by the Arvada Festivals Commission, Majestic View Nature Center, Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge and the Arvada Parks Advisory Committee. A free shuttle service between Majestic View and Two Ponds is offered, and parking is available at Majestic View Nature Center and at the Medical Center lot on the southeast corner of 80th and Kipling. For information and/or to volunteer, call 720-898-7400 or visit www.

SINGING CAMP P’zazz Camp, for ages 9-13, is a two-week, half-day singing camp. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday from June 3-14 in Westminster. Camp is limited to 25 participants. It is taught by choral directors Stacey Monahan and Jeannie Card. Details and online registration at or by calling Jeannie Card at 303-466-8275.

SUMMER KICKOFF Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s annual summer

kickoff is from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the backyard gardens at Jane and Bob Banzin’s home, 5630 W. 102nd Place, Westminster. Come enjoy some delicious food and fabulous conversation with your neighbors. A suggested donation is requested. Visit to RSVP and for more details.

SENIOR LAW The Jeffco District Attorney’s Senior Law Day, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1, offers educational seminars for seniors and adults who may be facing challenges with their aging parents. Jefferson County’s population is aging

TUESDAY/JUNE 4 ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION How to respond to illegal immigration will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Kids Without a Country: An Illegal Immigrant’s Story,” features the filmed story of Reyna Grande, who crossed the border with her family illegally when she was 9 years old. The Lifetree program explores the challenges facing immigration reform, including issues surrounding children of illegal immigrants. Grande, now a teacher and author, describes the border crossing and her subsequent life as an undocumented alien. She’s the author of “The Distance Between Us.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or TUESDAY/JUNE 4 THEATER CLASSES The Colorado ACTS summer session

starts Tuesday, June 4. It’s not too late to register. Check out for details and to register. Week-long to summer-long classes are offered, with kids performing shows such as “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Princess and the Pea.”

TUESDAY/JUNE 4 SAFE SPORTS A comprehensive child safety course that encourages children ages 6 to 10 to get involved in sports and emphasizes the fundamental safety aspects of doing so is offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303450-8800 or go to to register. JUNE 3 TO AUG. 3 LUNCH PROGRAM The Charter School Institute is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from June 3 through Aug. 3. Meals will be provided to all children for free. Meals will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights. Contact Lindsay Hull at 303-866-6566 for more information. WEDNESDAY/JUNE 5 LOCAL HEROES Those ages 55 and older are invited to join the Northglenn Police Department and North Metro Fire Rescue District as they are treated to lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, beans, chips, cookies and lemonade will be served. RSVP at 303-450-8801. THURSDAY/JUNE 6 POWER OF Magic As part of the Break Escapes Series, which

provides fun shows for young audiences, Erica Sodos is ready to delight magic lovers of all ages at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Her one-woman show is entertaining and interactive. Cost is $3.75 per person. Call 303-450-8800 for information.


COMING SOON/JUNE 7-8 ART EXHIBIT “Two Arts, Two Views,” featuring the art of Heather Coen and Kathie Disner, is at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. First Friday opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. June 7, and the Second Saturday Art Walk and artist demos are from 1-8 p.m. June 8. Visit www. or call 303-426-4114. COMING SOON/JUNE 7-9 SOCCERFEST THE Rush Soccer Club invites U7-U9 developmental and recreational soccer teams to its 2013 SoccerFest from June 7-9 at Trailwinds Park in Thornton. To register, visit and click on the “tournaments” link on the left of the page. COMING SOON/JUNE 8 GARDEN TOUR The Conflict Center’s plans its 13th annual Enchanted Gardens Tour of Northwest Denver from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Attendees may visit more than 20 private, public and community gardens grouped in four neighborhood clusters. In addition, ticket holders will be able to view the lush gardens of the storied Highland’s Garden Café. All proceeds benefit The Conflict Center, a 26-year-old local non-profit agency that promotes and teaches nonviolent conflict management. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon St. Advance sales also are available at events-test/garden-tour/. CAR/BIKE SHOW Wilderness on Wheels, a benefit car/biker show featuring Cruisin’ Dave, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mile Hi Church and Paradise Cove Restaurant parking lot. Dash plaques and coffee for the first 100 entries. For more information, contact Bill or Barbara Cramer at 720308-2239 or All donations are taxdeductable and benefit the 29 acres of forest access, hiking, camping and fishing for persons with disabilities at Grant.

BREAKFAST MEETING Wilmore-Richter American Legion Post 161 will have a roundtable issues breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, June 7, at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Guest speaker is Pam Anderson, Jefferson County clerk. Breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m. and the presentation starts at 7 a.m. Contact the American Legion at 303-424-0324 or

ART FESTIVAL The Historic Westminster Jazz and Art Festival is from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at 72nd and Federal on the Hidden Lake High School athletic fields. This year the festival concert will be headlined by Grammy award winning jazz musician Nelson Rangell. Food trucks, art and craft vendors will be set up. This concert is free due to funding from the North Metro Arts Alliance and the SCFD. There is free parking. Visit or call 303-426-4114.



CAKE BAKE-OFF The Festive Friday pie bake-offs have gone so well, let’s see what kind of cakes people can come up with. The cake bake-off will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Prizes and bragging rights go to the winners. Sign up at the senior center. For people ages 55 and over. Call 303-450-8801 for information.

STREET FESTIVAL Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit


COMING SOON/JUNE 7, JUNE 14 SIMPLE FIX Foothills Animal Shelter’s mobile spay and neuter surgery program brings affordable spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs to a variety of convenient locations throughout Wheat Ridge and Westminster. This program has been coordinated in partnership with Jefferson County Animal Control, Westminster Animal Management and Wheat Ridge Animal Control. The program will be offered Fridays June 7 and June 14. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m., and surgery space is limited. No appointments needed; program available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets go home the same day; owners should pick up their pet between 3-4 p.m. For information on costs and locations, visit www.FoothillsAni-

COMING SOON/JUNE 9 MOTORCYCLE RIDE The seventh annual Molly-Dharma Run for Colorado animal shelters is planned for Sunday, June 9. The motorcycle ride will benefit the Intermountain Humane Society. Register at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Ride to the IMHS shelter in Pine, 67318 Highway 285, and take a tour (adoptions/donations welcome). It ends with a party from 1-5 p.m. at T-Bird Roadhouse, 9701 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. Register online through June 3 at Contact Kirk at or 303-548-5123.

THORNTON POLICE BRIEFS Second-degree assault on a police officer, thirddegree assault, obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest, causing injury: Officers were dispatched May 14 at 12:15 a.m. to the 9200 block of Wigham Street in reference to a person lying in a private driveway. The officers contacted a

21-year-old California man who was unknown to the homeowner and was found to be highly intoxicated. The man became belligerent and abusive toward the officers and resisted paramedics’ attempts to treat him. When he was told he was being taken into

custody, the man began fighting with one of the officers. When they both fell to the ground, the officer fractured his foot. The suspect was eventually taken into custody, processed and later transported to the Adams County jail. The officer was taken to North Suburban Medical Center

to be treated, and was later released. Shoplifting: A 30-yearold Thornton woman was arrested May 14 at 1:06 p.m. after she tried to steal merchandise from Kohl’s at 12090 Colorado Blvd. A loss prevention officer observed the woman enter

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the jewelry department and select various items. She then placed the jewelry – valued at $46 – into her purse after taking off their price tags. She then exited the store without paying for the items. She was contacted, issued a summons and released. Aggravated robbery, two counts: Officers were dispatched May 16 at 11:03 p.m. to the 4100 block of East 119th Place to take a report from a 43-year-old Thornton man who was the victim of a robbery. He told officers that he was walking in the block when a car driven by a woman pulled up next to him and the male passenger asked for directions. As he was giving directions, the male passenger pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet and cell phone. The man removed the money from the wallet and handed the

wallet back before the car drove off. Officers tracked the vehicle through plate records to a Broomfield address where nobody was home. The suspect vehicle was at the location, and was towed by police. The next day, the 27-year-old Broomfield man turned himself in at the police department, where he was arrested, processed, and later transported to the Adams County jail. The 20-year-old Broomfield woman who was driving the suspect vehicle was later located and taken into custody. She was released pending filing of formal charges. Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Holy Family’s Zach Trombley connects on a bunt during the sixth inning of the Class 3A state baseball title game on Saturday at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. The Tigers won 11-8. Photos by Jonathan Maness

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Holy Family rallies to win 3A state title Tigers top defending champion Eaton in title game

By Jonathan Maness GREELEY — Make that a trifecta for the Holy Family Tigers. For the third time this season the Tigers are returning home with a state title, this time rolling through the Class 3A state baseball tournament for their second state title on the diamond in five years. “They just never gave up,” Holy Family coach Marc Cowell said. “I can’t be more proud of these guys.” The Tigers, who have also won state titles in girls cross country and girls basketball this season, were at their best when it counted in the tournament — rallying to an 11-8 win over defending state champion Eaton on Saturday in the title game. Holy Family lost to La Junta in the first game of the tournament, but won the next five — getting better in each game of the tournament. “This team has more heart than any team I’ve seen,” Tigers’ outfielder Conor Stanley said. “To lose the first game of the tournament and come back the way we did was absolutely outstanding.” Holy Family started its miraculous run on Friday, by topping top-seeded and previously undefeated Eaton in a must-win game. The Tigers scored seven runs in the opening inning and never looked back — beating the Reds 9-5. That wasn’t the case for Holy Family in the title game, Eaton got rolling early by getting four runs across in the second and pushing its advantage to 7-2 in the third inning. But the Tigers offense, which was practically unstoppable over the weekend, didn’t disappoint. Stanley hit an RBI double to clear the bases and gave Holy Family a 9-8 advantage in the fifth. “It was a big hit, no doubt about it,” Stanley said. Zach Trombley also had a good day for the Tigers. He hit an RBI single in third, added an RBI double in the fifth and scored Devlin Granberg on a bunt in the seventh. Jim Elliott also had three hits for Holy Family. While the Tigers were doing their job at the plate, Granberg was getting the job done on the mound for Holy Family. The junior took over the duties in the third and slowed the Reds’ offense. He held Eaton to two hits and a run the rest of the way to earn the win. “They beat us twice, and proved they Holy Family baseball team celebrates after beating Eaton 11-8 in the Class 3A state baseball title game on Saturday at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. were the best team in 3A,” Eaton coach Jim Danley said. The Tigers also got a little revenge in mound for the Tigers, striking out five the tournament, cruising to a 13-0 win and allowing only two hits. Trombley went 3-for-3 at the plate over Faith Christian on Saturday to seal with three RBIs, while Elliott was 1-3 their trip to the title game. Conor Stanley, The Eagles swept a doubleheader with with two runs and two RBIs. Matt Erb also went 2-3 with two RBIs and two Holy Family during the regular season. Nick Kreutzer earned the win on the runs.

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Arvada’s Samantha Salazar finds the bunker but easily gets out. Photos by Daniel Williams

Golden, D’Evelyn compete at state All of 4A Jeffco represented at state championship By Daniel Williams SHERIDAN — D’Evelyn sophomore Emilee Strausburg was 4A Jeffco’s top performer at the 2013 Girls Golf CHSAA State Championship Monday and Tuesday at Broken Tee Golf Course. The consistent Strausburg finished 13th overall in the state shooting rounds 84 and 86 for a 170 total. “She is just different than most other golfers. She really doesn’t take it too seriously and just enjoys it,” D’Evelyn coach

Jon McVey said. “And she is really good. Montrose’s Kala Keltz took home the state title producing rounds of 70 and 76. While second, third and fourth places could have gone in either direction, Keltz was clearly the class of the tournament. “It feels amazing,” Keltz said. “It was pretty windy but I putted really well today.” Golden had three girls qualify for the state tournament. Megan Vernon, Rachel Joha and Karli Denk all represented the Demons at Broken Tee. Vernon finished 28th overall shooting 91 and 86. Joha finished 31st shooting 91 and 88, and Denk finished 35th shooting 92 and 89. After a Monday where the Demons felt like they left a lot of strokes on the course

they rebounded nicely on Tuesday as all three girls shot lower scores. “We had a lot better second day then we did first day of the tournament, the girls were more comfortable today,” Golden coach John Anderson said. “But overall our girls really shot well. We had a great season.” Green Mountain’s Nicole Rooney was Jeffco’s second best finisher at 26th overall. Wheat Ridge’s Leah Donnelly was the model of consistency as she finished in the top half of the tournament with scores of 91 and 91 for 36th place overall. And Arvada’s Samantha Salazar was excellent on Monday shooting an 86 which has her hanging around the leaderboard. However, on Tuesday she shot a 98 finishing in 40th place.

Tigers surround Tiara Rado at 5A State Championship Pomona, Ralston Valley and Arvada West all in action By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com GRAND JUNCTION — Tigers were lurking all over the golf course. Four Lakewood girls were in the field Tuesday and Wednesday at the 2013 Golf CHSAA 5A State Championship at Tiara Rado Golf Course. Cherry Creek’s Callie Ringsby ran away with the championship shooting back-to-back 73s. Ringsby’s score of 146 was seven strokes better than second place Jenni Chun’s total of 153. Pomona’s Zarena Brown was one of the top 5A Jeffco finishers at 25th place with her rounds of 86 and 81 for a 167 total score. In addition, 5A Jeffco had girls scattered all over the course with not only four Lakewood Tigers, but two Ralston Valley Mustangs and two Arvada West Wildcats. Lakewood’s Emma Hesse was

the Tigers’ top finisher at 66th place shooting 105 and 101. Following Hesse was Alea Armintrout who finished 76th, shooting 117 and 112. And Lakewood’s Emily Fricke finished in 79th with rounds of 114 and 122, and Alta Bobian finished 83rd with a score of 285 total. Ralston Valley’s Ashlyn Kirschner finished 34th with rounds of 85 and 91 for a 176 total. Fellow Mustang McKenzie Smith finished 60th with 96 and 103 for a 199 final score. Arvada West’s Ali Peper, who has been one of Jeffco’s best golfers all season, finished 34th after consistent rounds of 87 and 89 for a 176 total score. And A-West’s Dakota Berdahl finished 81st with 124 and 117 rounds and a 241 score.

List of 5A finishers includes:

1. Calli Ringsby, Cherry Creek, 73-73—146 2. Jenni Chun, Highlands Ranch, 75-78—153 T3. Hannah Wood, Arapahoe, 80-75—155

T3. Sarah Hankins, Legacy, 79-76—155 T3. Sydney Merchant, Dakota Ridge, 76-79—155 T25. Zarena Brown, Pomona, 86-81—167 T34. Ali Peper, Arvada West, 87-89—176 T34. Ashlyn Kirschner, Ralston Valley, 85-91—176 60. McKenzie Smith, Ralston Valley, 96-103—199 T66. Emma Hesse, Lakewood, 105-101—206 76. Alea Armintrout, Lakewood, 117-112—229 T79. Emily Fricke, Lakewood, 114-122—236 81. Dakota Berdahl, Arvada West, 124-117—241 83. Alta Bobian, Lakewood, 140-145—285

Legacy’ High School’s Sarah Hankins reacts to sinking a 15-foot putt on the 9th hole during the second round of the 2013 CHSAA 5A Girl’s Golf State Championship held at the Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction. Photo by Charles Pearson

List of 4A finishers includes:

1. Kala Keltz, Montrose, 76-70—146 2. Jennifer Kupcho, Jefferson Academy, 75-73—148 3. Taylor Dorans, Broomfield, 75-76— 151 4. Alex Trask, Bishop Machebeuf, 7974—153 12. Hannah More, Mullen, 89-81—170 13. Emilee Strausburg, D’Evelyn, 8486—170 26. Nicole Rooney, Green Mountain. 82-93—175 28. Megan Vernon, Golden, 91-86— 177 31. Rachel Joha, Golden, 91-88—179 35. Karli Denk, Golden, 92-89—181 36. Leah Donnelly, Wheat Ridge, 9191—182 40. Samantha Salazar, Arvada, 8698—184

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CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION WON $1000 YOU COULD TOO! “Helping to find a Faith Christian’s Tyler Deven connects with the ball during Saturday’s game against Holy Family during the Class 3A state baseball tournament, which was held at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. Photo by Jonathan Maness

Faith Christian falls in semifinals at state Eagles beaten by eventual state champ Holy Family in 3A championship series By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD — The Eagles have finally fallen. Faith Christian’s run toward a state title ended Saturday with a 13-0 loss to Holy Family in the semifinals of the Class 3A baseball championship series. After beating La Junta 7-1 on Friday to advance to the last day of the

tournament, the power went out for the Eagles against Holy Family. Holy Family went on a remarkable run beating then undefeated Eaton — not only once but twice — in the double elimination tournament to take home the 3A state title. But before facing Eaton again in the championship game, Holy Family was dominant against Faith Christian. After scoring seven runs the day before, the Eagles were shut out against Holy Family. “That is a very good team Holy Family has, we knew that, every team in this tournament is capable of beating each other and that proved true,” said Faith Christian coach Ralph Nance. “We still had an excellent season and one to be proud of. Only one team can win the thing.” The Eagles finished their season

21-4 and as 3A/2A Metro League Champions going 15-0 in league play. Faith Christian had only two returning varsity players, but the Eagles opened their season winning 16 of their first 17 games of the season. Faith Christian was also a monster offensively the entire season. The Eagles produced a 3A-best 194 runs. Behind a trio of seniors (Tyler Tucker .446, 25 hits, twohome runs; Steven Galambos (.515, 34 hits, nine doubles; and Tyler Deven .479, 35 hits, 34 runs scored), Faith Christian had perhaps the state’s most potent offense. The Eagles beat state champs Holy Family twice during the regular season — 7-0 and then 10-0 — during an April 25 doubleheader.

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AdAms County news in A hurry County commissioners award nearly $3.5 million in open space grants

Thornton Police Department honored police officers who have died in the line of duty during a ceremony May 15 at the front entry way to the Thornton Police Department, 9551 Civic Center Drive. The ceremony included a 21-gun salute. Photo courtesy of the Thornton Police Department

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municipality in Adams County.” Adams County enacted the jail cap because of budget issues that forced the sheriff to reduce staffing levels at the jail. Before the cap, the municipalities had an average of 130 to 140 inmates at the jail on a daily basis. The chiefs pointed out that the cities have worked hard to reduce that average by 65 percent to 44 daily prisoners. “I don’t know if the sheriff really appreciates the efforts we’ve made,” Nelson said.

Oates said that 30 inmates is only 2.6 percent of the county jail population and that if the cap was raised to 60, it would still only be a little more than 5 percent. On average, the jail houses between 1,100 and 1,150 inmates. The commissioners removed the caps placed on the number of inmates sent by cities to the county jail by unanimous vote at their April 15 meeting. In a press release, the chiefs point out that property taxes paid by Adams County residents fund the jail operations. “However, they are not getting what they pay for in the current arrangement,” the chiefs wrote in the statement.

“We demand Sheriff Darr comply with Adam County Board of County Commissioners direction and eliminate his arbitrary cap on municipal prisoners. If necessary, as an interim step, the sheriff should support using his savings from staff vacancies to pay for the housing of our prisoners in other facilities rather than releasing these dangerous prisoners in our communities.” Oates said attorneys are looking into whether there could be litigation action against the sheriff’s office for refusing to house inmates in the county jail. The sheriff is preparing a response to the attorneys’ possible litigation. The sheriff’s response was not available as of press time.

The Adams County Board of Commissioners awarded almost $3.5 million in open space grants for 17 projects. Funding for this grant cycle came from 2012 revenues of the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999. The Open Space Advisory Board reviewed the grant applications and made recommendations to the Adams County Board of Commissioners. The Open Space Advisory Board received 17 grant applications, all of which were fully funded for a total of nearly $3.5 million. The grant recipients are as follows: • City of Aurora — Star K Ranch Buffer Site Restoration ($83,795) and Montview Park Renovation Planning & Design ($45,000); • Barr Lake State Park — 8th Annual Lake Appreciation Day ($2,239.75) and Nature Center Scope ($1,390.63); • Town of Bennett — Centennial Park Planning ($5,000) and Kiowa Creek Trail Engineering ($36,000); ª City of Brighton — Benedict Park Phase 1, Part 2 ($137,378); • City of Commerce City — Pioneer Park Improvements ($50,000); • City of Northglenn — Recreation Center Locker Room Renovation ($200,000); Strasburg Metropolitan Parks and

Recreation District - North Baseball Field Renovation ($43,500); • City of Thornton — Thornton Sports Complex Expansion ($497,520) and Northaven Park and Greenway Rehabilitation ($565,302); • Villages at Buffalo Run Property Owners Association — Bison Neighborhood Park ($75,399.23); • City of Westminster — Tanglewood Creek Regional Trail ($434,000) and Big Dry Creek Open Space Buffer ($607,899); • Adams County — Rotella Park Master Plan Improvements ($600,000) and Adams County - Big Dry Creek Greenway Acquisition ($110,000). When the Open Space Sales Tax was presented to voters in 1999, the ballot question called for the creation of a citizen Open Space Advisory Board. This board recommends open space projects to the county commissioners for funding. Grants are funded from 68 percent of the tax proceeds and are awarded twice a year.

Clear Creek Trail closure and detour

A portion of the Clear Creek Trail is closed in both directions due to RTD Gold Line bridge construction. Trail users should use the on-street trail detour at 64th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. For additional information, call 303-6378000. The trail is scheduled to reopen on June 3.

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