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Mapleton budget brings salary increases Funding set aside for more grade school teachers By Tammy Kranz

tween $1,000 to $2,000 annually during his rides. This year, however, he set a goal to reach $4,000, and it looks like he just may make it. He said he has turned in $3,300 to the National MS Society. “Colorado has one of the highest prevalence of MS in the nation, and symptoms most often appear ages 24 to 35; 73 percent of people diagnosed are women,” said Jeanine Spellman, who does public communications work for the society. “Although the cause and cure remain unknown, MS has gone from an untreatable disease just 20 years ago to having 10, FDA-approved treatments, thanks in part to research sup-

The just-approved 2013-14 budget for Mapleton Public Schools includes funding for salary and benefit increases and hiring more grade-school teachers. The Board of Education approved the budget during its June 25 regular meeting. The budget has a general fund balance of about $63.1 million, which is an increase of a little less than $5 million over last year’s budget. The increase stems from the expected growth of 355 students at Connections Academy, an online K-12 school, and a 1.9 percent increase in funding from the state. The district saw an increase in enrollment of 292 students, or 5.5 percent, during the 2012-13 school year. Officials expect 75 additional students for 2013-14 but did not budget for this potential growth. “Given the fiscal environment in the state, we have a strong financial picture,” said Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio. “Of course, in public education we have and continue to struggle with year-over-year decreases in our funding. We are a lean organization and are still limited in our ability to provide the breadth of services we believe our children deserve.” Per-pupil funding for Mapleton students is expected to slightly increase to $6,748 per student, up from $6,568.65 for the 2012-13 school year. The district is investing $550,000 to hire 10 additional kindergarten and first-grade teachers to decrease class sizes as part of the district’s Primary Program. “The program provides students who need additional time between (kindergarten) and second grade an opportunity to sharpen their skills and establish strong foundations for learning before hitting the standardized testing cycle,” Ciancio said. As part of its negotiating this year, the district and Mapleton Education Association have redesigned the salary structure, moving to salary ranges.

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Seventy-year-old Thornton resident John Fedak completed a month-long, 2,200-mile bike ride from Denver to the Atlantic Ocean on June 11. Shown above, he celebrates on the beach in Brick, N.J. Fedak was joined by his riding teammates, Paul Schmeisser, also of Thornton, and Chuck Freeman, of Northglenn. Photo courtesy of John Fedak

Making a difference one spoke at a time Thornton man rides for miles to raise awareness about MS ‘I was inspired. I found something that I was able to do By Tammy Kranz John Fedak finished his 28th annual Colorado Bike MS Ride last weekend. The two-day trek from Westminster to Fort Collins was just a joy ride for the 70-year-old Thornton man compared to the month-long, 2,200-mile bike ride he took from Denver to the Atlantic Ocean he completed just a few weeks ago. “We met so many good people in middle America,” Fedak said of the cross-country ride he took with cycling partners Chuck Freeman, of Northglenn, and Paul Schmeisse, of Thornton. Although Fedak has been a dedicated participant for almost 30 years in bike rides to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis, he said his involvement started as a fluke. The retired home-construction superintendent was an avid runner until his knees started to give him trouble. So he took up

that could help others.’

John Fedak cycling and joined the first cycling event he could find, which happened to be a Colorado-Wyoming Chapter MS event 28 years ago. “I kept meeting people with multiple sclerosis, and it was phenomenal how upbeat they were for having a disease that was so debilitating,” Fedak said. “I was inspired. I found something that I was able to do that could help others.” According to the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system by disrupting the flow of information from the brain to the body. Neither a known cause or cure has been discovered. Through the years, Fedak has raised be-

Northglenn offers rebate for purchase of gun safes City reimburses up to 25-30 percent By Tammy Kranz The city of Northglenn is offering residents a rebate of up to $525 if they purchase a gun safe. City Council approved by an 8-1 vote during its June 24 regular meeting the implementation of the Gun Safe Rebate Program. Councilman Gene Wieneke, Ward IV, POSTAL ADDRESS

voted against the measure. While the city is still working on the specific mechanisms to put the program in place, residents will be reimbursed for safes purchased any time after June 24. The city will reimburse any resident up to 25 percent of the cost of a gun safe, up to a maximum rebate of $500, or up to 30 percent of the cost of a gun safe up to a maximum rebate of $525 if the gun safe is purchased from a Northglenn business. Wieneke said he was opposed to using public dollars that would not benefit the entire city.

“This is strictly to help a private person to get a safe to secure his guns that he voluntarily purchased and we’re using public dollars for that private purpose,” he said. Mayor Pro Tem Susan Clyne, Ward III, countered that the rebate program did benefit the entire community. “I think there is a public purpose in this because we want to ensure the safety in the event there is a break-in at the house and the guns are out on the street used by criminals,” she said. “That’s one reason the police department was so in favor of this; we wanted to


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control that illegal access to guns. And plus, if it helps protects kids, too, in the home, even better.” City staff still has to work out verification protocol — such as making sure the safe remains in the Northglenn home. City Attorney Corey Hoffmann said people would probably have to provide an affidavit as well as a receipt of purchase before getting the rebate. “Nothing is foolproof, but we’ll put as many mechanisms in place as possible to ensure that it’s a city resident, on city property, with one safe per property,” he said.

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The city of Thornton has downgraded from Stage 2 Drought Warning status to normal water-supply conditions. “Water-supply conditions and current demand patterns indicate that Thornton’s July 1 reservoir storage will be over 80 percent of capacity, within the target range necessary for normal water-supply operations,” said Thornton Water Resources Manager Emily Hunt. “This indicates that Thornton’s water supply has recovered from the drought and that current conditions warrant reducing the drought stage from Stage 2 Drought Warning to normal.” At the beginning of the year, Thornton’s reservoir levels were below normal, but the combination of late

spring snows; the resulting runoff; mandatory water restrictions; and a cool, wet April and May all contributed to water supply recovery. The status was downgraded June 25. Despite the return to a normal status, residents are encouraged to keep water-conservation practices in mind. “With the recent hot temperatures and only occasional rain, cautious management of Thornton’s water supply should continue,” Hunt said. For more information call Water Resources Manager Emily Hunt at 720-977-6504 or go online to www.

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Resource fair helps businesses succeed By Tammy Kranz


‘The fair is unique because there are so many Through a coordinated effort among 12 communities, businesses in Adams County will have a chance to learn what resources are available to them. The second Adams County Business Resource Fair will be Thursday, July 11, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Thornton. The 12 communities involved in planning this event are ACED, Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Lochbouie, Northglenn, REAP, Thornton and Westminster. Mike O’Donnell, executive director of Colorado Lending Source, is a sponsor and resource partner with the fair. He pointed out that Adams County was the fifth-largest county in Colorado, out of 64, with about a half a million people living here. “You have by association, the fifth-largest concentration of small businesses,” he said, adding that the fair was important because small businesses could interact with each other and learn about what resources are available to them. “We consider anything that can make businesses, especially small businesses, stronger and add employment as a great opportunity,” he said. Erin Beckstein, director of business and marketing with Adams

businesses that attend – they bring people together that I wouldn’t have thought to reach out to.’ Bonnie Babcock, SAGE Truck Driving school director

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County hosts blood drive County Economic Development (ACED), said many businesses are unaware of what different economic-development agencies provide. “The event is successful because of the collaboration and cooperation with all of Adams County’s economic developers, our sponsors and resource partners,” Beckstein said. “Businesses that attend will have plenty of opportunity to learn more about accessing resources beneficial to their success.” The event is by invitation only; people can get more information by contacting Beckstein at EBeckstein@ Bonnie Babcock, school director for SAGE Truck Driving Schools in Henderson, said she may have been the first person to RSVP to the fair. She went to last year’s event and said the resource leads she got were incredible.

“The fair is unique because there are so many businesses that attend — they bring people together that I wouldn’t have thought to reach out to,” she said. The resource partners that will be at the event include Adams County Workforce & Business Center, Adams County Education Consortium, Colorado Procurement and Technical Assistance Center, Small Business Transportation Resource Center, Small Business Administration, North Metro Small Business Development Center, US Export Assistance Center, US Department of Agriculture, Colorado Association of Manufacturing and Technology, Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Colorado Lending Source, Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute, Unite Power, Xcel Energy and Kaiser Permanente.

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Aid comes up short Funding model puts many in bind By Burt Hubbard I-News

The measures passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 “to end welfare as we know it” were heralded as a ticket to economic self-sufficiency. The poor would be encouraged to enter the workforce and eventually leave all welfare assistance behind. But for most of the tens of thousands of working poor families in Colorado, the vision of self-sufficiency is illusive. One of the most significant components of the work support programs — child-care assistance — doesn’t reach about threefourths of the state’s working poor and generally fails the other fourth’s attempt to escape poverty, according to an I-News analysis of state data, census figures and Colorado-specific research reports, as well as interviews with benefit recipients, policy experts and government officials. The I-News inquiry found: Working families can fall prey to the “cliff effect,” in which even a modest rise in family income can lead to termination of a government benefit, including subsidized child care, worth thousands of dollars a year. The family can suffer a big net loss by earning more. Colorado is the only state that allows counties to set income levels for eligibility for child-care assistance, or CCAP, the biggest work support program. The state’s system has created broad inequities in what families can earn before losing child care. Most experts say higher education is essential to rising out of poverty. Yet, 11 counties don’t give child-care help to parents attending college. A parent in Boulder County can get child-care subsidies to attend the University of Colorado, but a Larimer County parent gets no help to attend Colorado State University. Families facing the cliff effect report having employed strategies such as turning down raises, promotions or passing on better jobs to avoid losing an essential benefit. Proposed reforms center on phasing out payments gradually as family incomes rise toward self-sufficiency. Yet, when Colorado lawmakers twice tried to require counties to phase out child-care benefits, the proposals were watered down after lobbying by Colorado counties to make them voluntary. There are more than 63,000 working families in Colorado earning 130 percent of

poverty-level income or less, about $25,000 per year, according to the I-News analysis. In 2012, according to state figures, CCAP served about 31,000 of the almost 137,000 children in those families — “a pittance,” in the words of one state senator. “The reason the cliff effect matters, and the reason it matters to all of us in society, is that we want to provide the opportunity for these families to get into the workforce, to stay working, to reach self-sufficiency, to get ahead,” said Rich Jones, director of research at Bell Policy Center in Denver, a self-described progressive think tank. “That’s the whole design. By keeping the cliff effect, by keeping the barriers in place, we’re actually providing a disincentive to continue working.” For many poor working families who receive work supports, the cliff effect isn’t an issue. They don’t earn enough to trip the loss of benefits. The real threat of the cliff effect is to those close to self-sufficiency. “A fraction of these folks can actually make it work,” said Susan Roll, a California professor who did her doctoral thesis at the University of Denver on the cliff effect. “It is very difficult to be on these programs and it is certainly next to impossible to escape the programs.” The work support benefits can include child-care assistance, food stamps, housing assistance, assistance with energy bills and Medicaid, among others. The steepest cliff in the state is posed by the child-care assistance program, experts say. Even a raise of $1 hour per hour, which would translate into roughly $2,000 a year for a full-time employee, could trigger the termination of the benefit worth $6,000 or $8,000 per year or more to the family, and might even impact the parent’s ability to work. “I would say the cliff effect is the No. 1 reason preventing women and their families from achieving self-sufficiency,” said Lorena Garcia, executive director of Denver-based COLOR, which works with young women trying to escape poverty. Academic researchers and county social workers all said they have seen families forgo raises or promotions so they didn’t lose child-care benefits. “It’s frustrating to hear their stories,” said Tamara Schmidt, supervisor of the child-care assistance program in Larimer County. “To have them calling in tears because they’re over income by 10 cents (an hour). I mean, there’s really not a whole lot of wiggle room.” Self-sufficiency is pegged by most stud-

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ies at about 225 percent of the federal poverty guideline, or about $44,000 annually for a family of three. That number comes particularly into play in Colorado’s county system for setting income limits for child-care assistance. The limit for a family of three ranges from $25,000, or 130 percent of poverty, to $44,000, 225 percent of poverty. And these vast disparities exist next door to each other. For example, in southeastern Colorado, Prowers County cuts off child care at $25,000 for a three-person family, while adjacent Bent and Kiowa counties allow up to $44,000. A 2008 state audit found that more than 1,000 families denied child-care assistance because their incomes were too high would have qualified in a neighboring county. Higher education is another touchstone in the debate over Colorado’s county system. “Post-secondary education, especially

for single-parent households, is critical as far as financial security, social mobility, all of those things,” said state Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins. That Larimer County doesn’t allow higher education as an eligible activity ultimately comes down to a matter of resources, officials said. “We had to make the choice to serve the poorest of the poor,” said Laura Sartor of Larimer County Human Services. “It was very difficult. It was a very hard choice to make. We did a lot of research and a lot of statistics in determining who we could and couldn’t serve. And unfortunately the student population was one of the populations that were an option, so we had to eliminate them and not be able to cover child care anymore.” Many counties change eligibility levels as budgets and caseloads rise and fall. El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark, a Aid continues on Page 5

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Woman puts face on struggle to succeed Self-sufficiency is goal for student mom By Jim Trotter I-News

Jennine Jeffries is a woman with an engaging smile, a firm handshake and an articulate yet unvarnished way of telling her own story: broken and abusive childhood home, a frequent runaway and juvenile delinquent, alcohol and drug addictions as she became a bartender, a stint in jail. But her story doesn’t stop there. With determination and hard work, with help from those who believe in her, with an unfading desire to be something more for her own four children, she has pulled her life back on course. She’s carrying a shiny 3.97 grade point average at Metropolitan State University of Denver, with graduation set for next spring. Her 19-year-old son has made that possible in part by caring at home for her 4-year-old twins. She wants him to have a chance at education next. Jeffries has worked for Metro’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services, and is now an intern at Project Wise, a Denverbased agency that offers counseling and other services to women. She knows who she is and what she wants to be. “Given the pain I have put my family through, given the pain I have put myself through, given the struggles I have been

through, I want a career where I can help those who are like me, women in transition, women who feel that maybe they’re not worthy, or that they have no hope,” said Jeffries, 39. “I want to make a difference in people’s lives.” As she prepares for that day to arrive, making the long bus ride each day into Denver from her Section 8 apartment in Englewood, working low-wage jobs, volunteering, keeping up with her family life and her studies, she worries about how she will do it. Can she possibly make, as a new college graduate, the $40,000 or more it will take for her family to minimally survive the loss of the work support benefits she receives — housing assistance, food stamps and Medicaid? “I’m terrified that once I graduate I won’t be self-sufficient,” she said, but there’s no turning back now. “What do I next? I want to be the hell off assistance.” For more information about the cliff effect, go to

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Rachel Contizano, 32, works on a research paper in her apartment in Aurora recently. Contizano, a single mother who lost her job in 2009, has been receiving work support and public assistance while going to college. She recently graduated magna cum laude from Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver. She has calculated she needs to earn about $43,000 to make up for the loss of food stamps, child care assistance for her 4-year-old son, Medicaid and rental subsidies she has been receiving. Photo by The I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS

‘Cliff effect’ looms for achiever with fresh degree Magna cum laude grad in ‘really scary’ situation By Jim Trotter I-News

Rachel Contizano, a Denver native, moved to New York and finished community college there with highest distinction. She was employed by an apparel manufacturer, living independently in New York City, just as she wanted. Then she went on maternity leave before Christmas in 2009 and was soon notified that her job had been eliminated. She applied for unemployment benefits and received them for the full 99 weeks allowed, her job search fruitless month after month. “I got up the courage that I needed to move back home,” she said of those dark days. “It was just getting too difficult to survive.” Surviving still wasn’t a picnic back in Colorado, although her family helped. As she began to apply for work support benefits for herself and her son, Kingston, to try to get back on her feet, she encountered what she described as a very difficult process with Denver Human Services. “I did everything I was supposed to do.

I followed all the rules,” she said. “If I did what I was responsible for, then they were responsible to help me. And that wasn’t the case.” She determined that she needed to learn more about advocating for herself. Her eventual mastery of work support benefit rules led to her appointment to the Denver Welfare Reform Board. She was named a “Woman to Watch” by the League of Women Voters. She just graduated magna cum laude from the Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver with a degree in business administration. Now 32, she wants a career in public policy to help others. She dreams of running for public office. But first there is a matter of finding a job. She has calculated she needs to earn about $43,000 to make up for the loss of food stamps, child care assistance for her son, now 4, Medicaid and rental subsidies she receives. Even for all of her accomplishments, avoiding the cliff effect is daunting. “It’s very hard to find a job in 30 days, something that is going to keep my head above water,” she said. “So that is something I’m really struggling with right now and that is really scary.” To learn more about the cliff effect go to

Republican, said it’s critical that these decisions be made at the close-to-the-ground county level. El Paso recently raised its level to 150 percent of poverty, but allows recipients, once approved, to stay with the program up to 165 percent. Colorado Counties Inc., the lobbying organization for the state’s 64 counties, has twice lobbied against legislation requiring the counties to phase out child-care assistance to counter the cliff effect. Each time, the counties lobbied successfully to make the proposals voluntary. The 2012 bill called for a 10-county pilot project to test phasing out the benefit. So, far no county has volunteered. Clark said requiring counties to phase out the benefit would be too costly. But Kefalas, the Fort Collins Democrat, said there would be benefits in embracing reform. “In my opinion, if we make these investments up front, we’re going to save an awful lot of money for the taxpayer in terms of public assistance programs, in terms of dealing with the criminal justice system,and the research bears that out,” he said. I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information: Contact Burt Hubbard at or 303-446-4931.

Income lImIts by county Income eligibility limits for Colorado Child Care Assistance in communities covered by Colorado Community Media: Adams County Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $44,000 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 3,545 Arapahoe County Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 2,855 Denver County Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $44,000 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 5,028 Douglas County Eligibility ceiling: 200 percent of poverty or about $39,100 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 632 El Paso County Eligibility ceiling: 150 percent of poverty or about $29,300 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 4,634 Jefferson County Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 2,843 Teller County Eligibility ceiling: 150 percent of poverty or about $29,300 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 97

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Vote on tax hike taking shape Organizers plan ballot question on school funding By Vic Vela The tax initiative tied to funding of a major overhaul of Colorado’s school finance formula has been determined, and the campaign that’s behind it now has a name. Now, the real work for organizers begins: Getting signaReport tures for a ballot proposal and, ultimately, trying to sell voters on the need for supporting about $950 million in new taxes that will be used to reshape how schools are funded. A committee that is calling itself Colorado Commits to Kids announced last week that they will work to put a two-tiered income tax increase on the ballot this fall. The tax initiative, which will impact higher wage earners more, will support the funding needed to enact Senate Bill 213, a major rewrite of the School Finance Act.


The act, which was passed by the Legislature earlier this year, would create full-day kindergarten, provide preschool for at-risk children, and would put more money into needs-based programs for special education students and children who are learning English. The legislation also aims to increase perpupil funding for school districts across the state that supporters say would be done in a more equitable fashion than the current system allows. “We are eager to have a vigorous debate when the campaign begins in earnest,” said Curtis Hubbard, on behalf of Colorado Commits to Kids. “We’ve worked almost two years on this, trying to support the right measure. We think we’ve hit on the right system.” Right now, Colorado’s current income tax rate is a flat 4.63 percent, regardless of income level. The initiative will ask voters to approve an addition 0.37 percent in taxes on income earners who make up to $75,000 a year, bringing their tax rates up to five percent. Residents making more than $75,000 a year would pay 5 percent on their first $75,000 of taxable income, and a rate of 5.9 percent on income above that amount. Republican legislators opposed Senate

Bill 213 during the recent legislative session and their opinions aren’t changing now that they know what the tax initiative will look like. “A tax increase like this runs the risk of stalling this fragile economic recovery moving forward,” said House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs. Waller also wondered why the tax hike is needed, citing recently released revenue forecasts that project the State Education Fund will have a balance of $1.6 billion for the coming budget year. However, state Rep. Sue Schafer, DWheat Ridge, countered Waller’s argument by saying the revenue increase is loaded with one-time funds that are meant for “rainy day” spending. “They want to play Russian roulette with my children’s future,” Schafer said of Republican opposition to the tax hike. “This is going to restore our school funding to where we were in 2008, when we had to make serious cuts.” Gov. John Hickenlooper has yet to make a direct statement in support of the proposed tax initiative. However, the governor did say after signing Senate Bill 213 that he “certainly” would campaign for the ballot effort. Hickenlooper spokesman Eric Brown

did not directly answer whether the governor supports this particular tax scheme. “Colorado has approved some of the most robust education reforms in the country,” Brown wrote in an emailed statement. “These are reforms the governor fully supports. Now, it appears voters will get a chance to endorse the changes and set a new course for Colorado kids. We look forward to following the petition process and continuing to talk to the business community and other stakeholders about these reforms.” Waller blasted Hickenlooper for “failing to take a stand” on the issue. “He’s not very good at making decisions and it’s always at the last minute,” Waller said. “When you’re the governor, you’re paid to be the leader. It’s frustrating.” Asked if Colorado Commits to Kids has Hickenlooper’s support, Hubbard said, “Not quite. But I think that it’s close.” “Everyone is on a different time frame,” Hubbard said. “It’s not frustrating. We appreciate the governor’s thoughtfulness.” Organizers have until Aug. 5 to collect 86,105 valid signatures from Colorado voters, in order to qualify for the November ballot.

Street in Louisville/Superior. The project is building an express lane in each direction that will accommodate high-occupancy vehicles; bus rapid transit; and tolled, singleoccupancy vehicles. Before residents gave their opinions, project manager Nadine Lee gave a quick presentation on the project, describing the benefits of BRT. She said BRT will provide a high level of transit service with upgraded stations and improved customer interface, as well as queue jumps and transit-signal priority at interchanges for the buses. “We are giving the advantage to the buses; that’s our focus,” Lee said. “We are trying to get the buses ahead of everybody else by giving buses the priority as much as possible.” Although Lee did her best to describe the benefits of BRT on U.S. 36, people in the crowd weren’t convinced. Some residents told the committee they felt BRT is just a bait-and-switch tactic to eventually replace the idea of having a rail system in the Westminster area. Emma Pinter, a resident running for Westminster City Council, said

as she knocks on doors in the community, she constantly hears from people about the need for rail in Westminster. “I hear it again and again,” she said. “Our city doesn’t think we have enough adequate transportation. Buses are not enough.” State Rep. Cherylin Peniston also spoke up during the meeting, telling the committee that her constituents in the north are not happy. She said people are not happy about paying taxes to the project but still not receiving rail. “BRT is a nice upgrade, but we feel we are not part of the future up here,” she said. “People are not happy knowing the date to get rail continues to get father into the future. You have to hear that, and we appreciate that you are here to hear that.” For months Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally has been encouraging people in the community to voice their opinions and concerns regarding rail to RTD. She worked diligently to get FasTracks passed by the voters, and now she’s working even more diligently to bring that project to her community, not only for her residents but for

the future of Westminster. “Rail is a system that connects the spokes to Denver, and it’s critical we get our spokes or we will be dry up economically,” she said. The US Express Lanes project is now well under way. The project is set up in phases, with full completion set for late 2015. RTD is conducting a Northwest Area Mobility Study to determine transit priorities in the northwest region, taking into consideration conditional changes since the passing of FasTracks in 2004. Lee said the study focuses on five key aspects: determining the remaining BRT funding priorities for US 36, evaluating the feasibility and cost of constructing the Northwest Rail in segments, evaluating the potential for extending North Metro Line to Longmont , evaluating the the potential of mobility improvements in the area and analyzing potential alternatives to facilitate reverse commuting between downtown Denver and US 36. For more information on FasTracks, go online to

RTD hears public views on transit at meeting Meeting brings comments on bus rapid transit By Ashley Reimers Many who attended the recent Regional Transportation District Citizens Advisory Committee meeting in Westminster had one thing in common — dissatisfaction. Community members and elected officials voiced strong opinions during the June 26 meeting at City Hall about the need for a rail system in the Westminster area. They told the 17-member advisory board that a bus rapid-transit system just isn’t enough. “We are the ones having to fight the traffic every day,” said Faith Winter, Westminster mayor pro tem. “It doesn’t matter how pretty the buses are, they are still buses, and they aren’t enough.” Bus rapid transit, BRT, is part of the U.S. 36 Express Lanes project, a $312 million, multimodule project along U.S. 36 between Federal Boulevard and 88th Avenue

Rulings on gay marriage cases mark ‘new era’ By Vic Vela Local gay lawmakers are applauding recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on two key gay-marriage cases, and are expressing confidence that the decisions will provide momentum for a same-sex-marriage movement in Colorado. “The court clearly said that we’re in a new era of respect and dignity, and that we no longer give special rights to some people,” said state Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge. The high court on June 26 struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in certain states. In a separate case, the court cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California. The rulings do not impact a gay-marriage ban that Colorado voters supported in 2006. However, gay legislators believe the rulings will provide momentum toward achieving something in Colorado beyond civil unions, which gives same-sex couples some of the rights associated with marriage and was made law earlier this year. “With civil unions, there was always an understanding that this would be an incremental step,” said state Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City. Schafer was a House sponsor of Senate Bill 11, the Civil Unions Act, along with Mark Ferrandino, the state’s first openly gay House speaker. “Now that the Supreme Court has ensured that the federal government can’t discriminate against same-sex couples who are married, it is more important than ever that we continue to fight for the freedom to marry in Colorado,” Ferrandino said in a statement issued after the rulings.


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Embrace challenges, follow your inner drive I love surprises. As I’ve mentioned before, I was recently training for a big event, and part of that training involved long runs to build up my endurance. No matter how many times I ran or for how far, I just couldn’t get into running — I don’t enjoy it, I’ve never experienced the “runner’s high,” and I was looking forward to completing the event because then I would feel like I didn’t have to go running any more. But then, this last Saturday, I found myself mentally planning out my nighttime training run as I was going about my day, and, strangely, looking forward to it. I guess, somewhere along the way as I was working and training to accomplish something, I changed. I became a runner. Weird. I think what often gets lost in our culture that glorifies the achievement and celebrates the winner is that hard work is not nearly as valuable for what you accomplish as it is for what you become in the meantime.

Teachers and coaches have an innate sense for this; at least, the good ones do. When you hear educators talk about why their subject is important and how valuable it is to students, it’s rarely because they think that being good at algebra or science or music or football is the end-all, be-all of their lives and the springboard to a Perfect Life. A lot more often it’s because they understand that a student who can make the necessary sacrifices, endure the effort and learn to persevere to be really good at one thing becomes a different person — some-

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What do you enjoy doing in-state for vacation? Most working adults enjoy at least a little bit of vacation time. However, not everyone can afford an expensive out-of-state vacation. So for our Question of the Week, we asked several of our readers: What activities in Colorado do you consider for your vacation?

“White water rafting is something the entire family can do. It sounds dangerous but there are different levels, and it doesn’t have to be. A lot of fun!” Marcello Romano, Castle Rock

“People love Moab (Utah), but I would say the best hiking can be accomplished in Colorado. There are so many trails that lead to so many places. Climb one of our many 14ers.” Josh Dover, Northglenn

“It’s all about the stay-cation. Why leave the state when you have towns like Durango, Estes Park and Glenwood Springs. Colorado has so many great places to spend a weekend and explore.” Connie Nguyen, Highlands Ranch

“Colorado is one of the underrated golf states in the country. You don’t have to go to Arizona, California or Florida for great golf because we have it here.” Gil Whiteley, a Chicago native who lives in Denver

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body who is capable of doing the same thing when it really matters. Think of it this way: LeBron James is a freak of nature — 6-foot 6-inches tall, 235 pounds, runs a 4.3-second 40-yard dash and can jump out of the gym. And, by every account, he is one of the hardestworking players in basketball. He was born with a great gift, but that is never enough — unfulfilled potential practically cliché, especially in pro basketball. But the hard work that he puts in every day has transformed him from simply being the best basketball player on the planet into something different and more valuable: a champion. When the chips are down and the game is on the line, LeBron James finds ways to make plays that help his team win. Does anybody honestly think that if his house was burning down and his children were trapped inside, he wouldn’t find a way to get them out safely? The U.S. military has known this forever: every kid who signs up is a hero in

the making. You read stories about Medal of Honor winners, and they all have very different personalities and backgrounds. But once they go through boot camp, they become something different. When the chips are down, being a hero isn’t a choice they make — it’s an instinct they’ve been trained to listen to. The hardest metals are forged in the hottest fires. That was true for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, it was true for writers of ancient Chinese proverbs, and it’s still true today. Do not be afraid of hard training, of challenges, or of testing— embrace them. You will come out the other side changed, whether you intended it or not. And you might just love who you become. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Better never late than late In the midst of our hectic life and sometimes chaotic schedules there are times when we find ourselves running late for almost everything we do. As I found this happening more and more in my own life recently, I had to stop and ask myself, why? Was I not placing enough emphasis or importance on the meeting I was scheduled to attend? Did I believe that even if I was just a few minutes late that would be OK? Had I convinced myself that my time was more valuable than that of the person I was supposed to meet with? Or was I just cramming as much as I possibly could into my day and getting so wrapped up in a project or task that the time just slipped away and before I knew it I was already running late? I found myself justifying my lateness, not only to me but to everyone that was on my calendar. Making excuse after excuse until finally I realized that I was making excuses and making apologies for something that I could easily control. You probably have friends or family members that fall into this very same category. They are late for everything and always call or text with a reason for why they are running late. I have a few people in my life too that qualify as habitual late arrivers. So much so that we would have to tell the person that is chronically late that the scheduled event was starting 15 to 30 minutes earlier than it was actually starting. I am sure many of you use the same tactic for those in your own circle of friends and family who struggle with being on time. And here I was thinking, if I keep this up, if I continue running late for everything, that pretty soon people would start managing me in the very same way. I would get the invitation for a 7 p.m. dinner when the reservations were really for 7:30. This just comes down to commitment and respect. Two things that I teach and coach on a daily basis, but was not applying in my own life. And really when I have this conversation with clients or friends we discuss awareness of where we are supposed to be, the commitments we have made for the day, and the people or clients we are

scheduled to meet with that day. We also make sure we take into consideration the respect for their time and for their expectations. There are so many tactics to use that are helpful, including alarms or alerts on our smart phones to reviewing our calendars the evening before or very first thing in the morning each day. Again, becoming aware of where and when we are supposed to be somewhere or with someone. Now for all of you who do not struggle with this problem as you are always on time, punctual, and prompt, maybe you too can help coach those of us who have slipped and despite our best efforts show up late for everything. And for those of us who have slipped, this is one of those bad habits that needs to be addressed and eliminated as early as possible. Because the longer we allow it to go on, the worse we actually become. We go from being just a few minutes late to showing up 30 minutes late, or even later. There is an old saying that goes like this, “Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable.” So remember respect, commitment, and awareness and we will have a much better shot at being on time and avoid running late for almost everything we do. I would love to hear all about your strategies for being on time or your frustrations with others running late at gotonorton@ And when we start improving our efforts at being on time, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

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Flop always a hit Water World features annual belly flop contest By Ashley Reimers Metropolitan State University student Joe Diefenbach didn’t just show up to the annual Belly Flop Contest at Water World; he came to win. Sure enough, competing as his alter ego, “Super Joe,” Diefenbach made his way to the top, beating out 20 other college students who also sacrificed their bellies in the name of a good splash. “After my third jump, I thought it turned out pretty well,” he said. “I’m pretty excited to have won.” The event on June 27 was sponsored by Water World and College in Colorado, a free, comprehensive website dedicated to providing adults and students with information about career exploration and higher education. As the top winner overall, Diefenbach went home with a $1,000 scholarship, a laptop provided by College in Colorado and summer concert tickets from The Wolf radio station. “This scholarship will really help pay for school,” Diefenbach said. “Paying for school hurts more than a belly flop.” All of the floppers really had to shine on the platform during the contest to impress

judge Darren Taylor, also known as Professor Splash. Taylor, from Colorado, has more than 25 years of professional high-diving experience and has traveled the world breaking world records. In 2008, he made a record splash at Water World. As a judge, he said the No. 1 thing he’s looking for is a good splash. But he’s also looking for a flat body and a great splash sound. “The best part is seeing their faces when they get out of the water,” Taylor said. “If they have a rough look on their faces, you know they had a good flop.” Emily Duffel, a University of Denver student, was the top female competitor. She also went home with a $1,000 scholarship and a laptop provided by College in Colorado. The second-place male and female each took home a $750 scholarship, and the third-place male and female each took home a $500 scholarship. “This is such a great event because of the collaboration of Water World and College in Colorado,” said Joann Cortez, with Water World. “The event brings great attention to Water World, which brings more people and revenue. And all the money we make goes right back into community programs.”

Emily Duffel, a University of Denver student, was the top female competitor during the June 27 Belly Flop Contest at Water World. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Animals, pet owners garner diplomas Ceremony marks completion of Freedom Service Dogs training By Tom Munds There were a lot of smiles, quite a few tears and even some excited barks during the June 22 Freedom Service Dogs graduation ceremonies at Hampden Hall in Englewood. “This is a big day for Lori, Lola and I,” said Bill Schmitz, referring to his wife, Lori, and her service dog before the ceremony. “Lola, our service dog, will be a huge help to us. Lori has multiple sclerosis, and Lola is always right there to pick up anything she drops. Also, the dog has her own portable phone that, when it rings, Lola picks it up and takes it to Lori. She is very much a part of our family.” He smiled and added that Lola even has her own shelf in the refrigerator. “The shelf is stocked with bottles of water,” the Arvada resident said. “When Lori wants a bottle of water, she tells Lola. The dog opens the refrigerator door and gently takes out a bottle of water, and brings it to Lori.”

Chuck Flynn prepares to give his service dog, Mader, a treat. Flynn and Mader were among a dozen teams that received diplomas at the June 22 Freedom Service Dogs graduation in Englewood. Photo by Tom Munds

Bill said the family has been Freedom Service Dogs supporters. He said they donated to a campaign to pay surgery that a service dog needed on her front joints. That dog turned out to be Lola. The family also has provided weekend fostering for dogs in training, and Bill has picked up rescued dogs from shelters and brought them to the Englewood Freedom Service Dogs facility. The graduation ceremonies for the Schmitz family and Lola was also a special occasion for Michael and Sheri Folsom, owners of Englewood-based Cowboy Moving and Storage. “I have always had dogs,” Michael said. “We met the people from Freedom Service Dogs a few years ago when they moved into Englewood. We donated some moving services to help them and learned about what they do. We’ve been supporters ever since. We have included FSD and their dogs in many of our commercials.” It takes about eight months and costs about $25,000 to train a Freedom Service Dog. Michael said he and Sheri wanted to help the organization with its mission and decided to cover the entire cost of training a dog this year. “The dog we sponsored was Lola. It was a perfect fit when she was teamed up with Lori,” the Sedalia resident said. “It is so great to see Lola and Lori together, and all the joy and help the dog brings. Words can’t do justice to the feelings we have when we see Lori and Lola together.” Sheri said they like the fact that FSD rescues dogs from shelters so they won’t be put down and instead will be trained to help others. She said she’d like to challenge other companies to sponsor the training of a Freedom Service Dog. “Of course, all rescued dogs aren’t able to complete the FSD training,” she said. “But, when a dog isn’t able to complete training because of things like a love of chasing butterflies or squirrels, Freedom Service Dogs makes sure to find a good home for the animal. As a matter of fact, one of our dogs is Farley, a dog that wasn’t able to complete the FSD training.” Wisconsin resident Kevin Foster and his dog, Brinley, also received Freedom Service Dogs diplomas during the ceremonies “This is a big day for my Brinley and me,” Foster, a Vietnam veteran, said before the ceremony. “I read a book called ‘Until Tuesday’ that talked about how much a service dog could help people like me who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I signed up with FSD, was on the waiting list and now, almost a year later, Brinley and I are graduating.” “Being with Brinley is calming, and the dog has already kept me from sliding

backwards in my mind to those really bad times,” he said. Chuck Flynn, another veteran, had similar comments about what having a Freedom Service Dog named Mader has meant to him. “I was getting treatment for PTSD at the Veterans Administration hospital, and a doctor suggested a service dog might help

me,” the southeast Denver resident said. “My big problems are intense flashbacks and nightmares. Since Mader came into my life, she comforts me, helps me keep calm, and the flashbacks and nightmares happen lest frequently. When they do, they are less intense. Mader is truly a blessing to me, and I appreciate all the hard work that went into training her.”


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ecent college grads have found the job market to be somewhat underwhelming. Gaining the attention of a prospective employer is never easy, and it’s even less so when the economy is struggling. One of the ways current students or even recent graduates can make themselves more attractive to prospective employers is to find the right internship. Internships are not always easy to get, and many of them don’t pay. But students who find the right internship often look back and recognize that their internship was their first step toward a rewarding career, and a step that provided valuable insight into their chosen field. To find the right internship, consider the following tips. Work with your school. Whether you’re in college or you’re that rare high schooler looking for an internship, lean on your school for direction and advice. Colleges and universities have career centers that can help you gain an internship. They can assist you through access to job listings and by providing advice on crafting resumes and cover let-

ters or tips on how to interview. In addition to your school’s career center, speak to professors in your desired field and seek their advice. Many professors likely have experience in the field outside of the classroom and might even still work in the field, be it full-time or as a consultant. These professors can point you toward job opportunities or give you advice on what prospective employers are looking for from an intern.

Start early. It’s never too early to start looking for an internship. In fact, many companies hope to have their internship positions filled well in advance. For example, if you’re looking for a summer internship, begin your search no later than January and continue that search throughout the semester. In addition to starting early, don’t just seek summer internships. Some companies make internship opportunities avail-

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Research the leading companies within that field and learn about their internship programs. Visit each company’s Web site and peruse their job listings. This is more direct and takes less time than searching for internship opportunities on the large job listing Web sites. Such sites might have internship listings, but searching through them can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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Mensa orders thinking caps Some would say that Steve Weil, thirdgeneration owner of Rockmount Ranch Wear in LoDo, is one smart cookie when it comes to the Western wear biz. But his business brainiac status was put to the test June 26 when Mensa, the international high IQ society, ordered dozens of hats for its July convention in Fort Worth, Texas. This is not the first time they ordered Rockmount hats, according to Weil, president and grandson of Papa Jack (who was definitely a brainiac but used the term “egghead” liberally). Visit Denver spokesmodel Rich Grant also picked up one of the simple straw chapeaus on Wednesday. “I can’t swear that it’s made me smarter, but it’s the smartest looking hat I’ve ever owned,” Grant said. “I wore it while giving a three-mile walking tour to the visiting Japanese travel writers, and was met everywhere downtown with smiles, and compliments on what a `smart’ looking hat it was. I won’t leave home without it!”

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irque Du Soleil will bring its inventive acrobatics, stirring stories and stunning stagecraft to Denver with “Amaluna,” the story of a mysterious island and its inhabitants. Not only does “Amaluna” feature all the artistry Cirque has become famous the world over for, but marks the first time a show had a cast of 70 percent women, and an all-female group of musicians. The show will be under the blue and yellow Big Top on Pepsi Center grounds, 100 Chopper

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Circle, July 18 through Aug. 25. Ticket costs range from $40 to $130. Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Show Director Diane Paulus said that “Amaluna is less about feminism and more about reconnecting to our world in a different way.” Amaluna is also the name of the island ruled by goddesses and guided by moon cycles. The queen, Prospera, is celebrating the all-important coming of age birthday of her daughter, Miranda, when a storm Prospera caused leads to a group of young men landing on the island. One of the men, Romeo, and Miranda fall in love, but they must face all manner of challenges on the island before they can be together. As the story progresses, different acrobatics are used to convey emotion, action, and plot. These range from the teeterboard to juggling and Chinese Pole to uneven bars. Amara Defilippo plays one of the Amazons who protect the island from outsiders, and performs a routine on the uneven bars.

Hunka-hunka Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and his equally stunning fiancee and country pop singer Jessie James tied the proverbial knot June 22 in Castle Rock. The bride posted a handful of photos from the celebration on her Instagram account thejessiejames. The ceremony took place at St. Francis of Assisi in Castle Rock followed by the reception at the impressive Castle Cliff Estates, according to Internet reports. The cute couple (I’ve met them and they are cover girl and guy gorgeous) met through a mutual friend and struck up a phone relationship. The newlyweds have jumped on the reality show bandwagon by letting the E! cameras roll to capture their lives and loves on the new show “Love and Other Contact Sports” debuting on E! late summer. The series will “chronicle the sexy young couple’s road to the altar as they juggle careers, relationships, family and more,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Decker reportedly received permission from Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway before selling his soul to basic cable. “He came in and talked to me about it,” Elway told reporters via www.MaxDenver. com. “I gave it my blessing.”

“Amaluna” is the first Cirque Du Soleil performance to feature 70 percent female performers and an all-woman band. “This is my first Cirque show — I do artistic gymnastics, and I saw a Cirque show when I was 13, and wanted to be a part of it,” she said. Defilippo noted that not only is the first Cirque show to feature as many women as it does, but it’s the first time the uneven bars have been used in a performance. “Amaluna” really is in many ways like a traveling circus, which takes eight days to set up, and three to deconstruct. A total of 65 trucks transport close to 2,000 tons of equipment for the show. All 120 of the cast and crew

represent a total of 17 countries, including Australia, Belgium, China, Russia, Spain and the United States. The set has many features, including an island forest with trees that reach up to the sky. There are 174 branches in 534 sections adding up to 1.05 miles. While there certainly is a lot to look at during the performance, the story is the key that really drives everything forward. “It’s the story of a young girl coming of age,” Defilippo said. “This is a show that won’t disappoint.”

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Local award-winning photographers Jody and Zach Zorn at Zorn Photography (the folks who just shot James and Decker’s wedding), are launching a donation program to help those affected by the Colorado wildfires rebuild their pictorial histories. Twenty families will be selected at random after submitting an application — including name, email address, phone number, former address in fire region, number of immediate family members and number of pets — and sending it to Applications will be accepted through Aug. 1 with winners notified by Aug. 15. Photo shoots will be scheduled for two dates in late August or early September. Zorn Photography is seeking gift card donations from beauty, apparel (adults and Parker continues on Page 18


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ThuRSDAy/July 4 FAmIly FeSTIvAl The July 4th Family Festival is an all-day jubilee from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11801 Community Center Drive. The festival is free, family-friendly and alcohol-free. The festival starts with a Boy Scout pancake breakfast and ends with fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. In between are a bake sale, parades, military recognition, car show and more. Visit july4th. FRIDAy/July 5 hIKe AnD swim Boys and girls entering fifth through ninth

grade can go on a trip every Friday all summer as part of Friday Fun Days. On July 5, spend a morning hiking in Eldorado Canyon near Golden before going swimming in the afternoon. Pack a sack lunch and bring sunscreen, hat, athletic shoes, swimsuit and plenty of water. Register by July 3. Call 303-450-8800 or go to

FRIDAy/July 5 Ice cReAm In honor of National Ice Cream Day, enjoy ice cream sundaes at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, as part of the Festival Friday Series. For people ages 55 and older. RSVP at 303-4508801 or at the Northglenn Senior Center. SATuRDAy/July 6 GOlF TOuRnAmenT Temple Micah’s 2nd annual golf

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interview with Ken Doka, author of more than 20 books, including “Grieving Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Woman Mourn.” 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 pwegner@

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WeDneSDAy/July 10 BullyPROOFInG ThIS class for boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades covers how to identify bullying behavior and how to stop it without causing physical harm as well as how to make safe choices when approached by strangers. Class is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303450-8800 or go to to register. WeDneSDAy/July 10 SummeR cOnceRT Northglenn’s free summer concert series, Saddle Up for Summer, continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, with Kort McCumber and the High Road. McCumber plays rock, folk, country, blues and bluegrass. The concert is at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, across from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. In case of inclement weather, the show will move across the street to the D.L. Parsons Theatre and commence at 7 p.m. ThuRSDAy/July 11 TheATeR ShOW The Buntport Theatre Company presents “Yesterado,” a show about the early beginnings of our colorful state, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Great for early elementary students and up. Call 303-450-8800.

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Enstrom Candies (really, is there anything better than the World Famous Almond Toffee?) celebrated the grand opening of the new Arvada location, 6770 W. 52nd Ave., Suite C (just north of Interstate 70 and east of Wadsworth Boulevard) on June 29. The party included free samples of Enstrom World Famous Almond Toffee, Enstrom Premium Ice Cream, Seattle Roasted Gourmet Coffees, WiFi and indoor and outdoor seating. “We are very excited about the new store,” said Linda Enstrom, Denver area manager. “We can now offer our customers a pleasant environment that is convenient for those quick morning meetings or the quiet pickme-up coffee break.” The new store is situated just a few doors down from the previous space. For more information, visit www.

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You have to give the Alamo Drafthouse an “A” for effort as it tries to appeal to audiences young and old. The cinema-eatery chain that’s new to Littleton is bringing a series of films, called the “Robots versus Monsters” series. The series began July 1 with the 1933 classic “King Kong,” and includes “The Complete Metropolis” (July 8) and “Mothra” on July 14. For the younger set, the Alamo Kids Camp is a free event that will show of variety of children’s favorites, such as “Happy Feet,” “Stuart Little” and more. Visit for more information.

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Jeff Bolton has been named executive chef at Kachina Southwestern Grill in Westminster. Bolton is a Denver native and veteran Sage Restaurant Group Chef, which owns Kachina Southwestern Grill. Bolton had been serving as ex-

ThuRSDAy/July 11 DOGS WelcOme Bring your pups for games, treats and fun at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. All dogs must have vaccinations and be on a leash. RSVP at 303-450-8801 or the senior center. For people ages 55 and over.

cOmInG SOOn cOmInG SOOn/July 12 ZIP lIne Youth entering fifth through ninth grades this fall can go on a trip every Friday all summer as part of Friday Fun Days. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, go on a zip line tour near Conifer. Pack a sack lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Register by July 10. Call 303-450-8800 or go to recxpress to register. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. cOmInG SOOn/July 12, AuG. 9 cOnceRT SeRIeS Concerts in the backyard concert series are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Anythink Foundation and future Nature Explore classrooms at Anythink libraries. The schedule is Chimney Choir on July 12, and Blue Canyon Boys on Aug. 9. cOmInG SOOn/July 12-13 ReunIOn/clASS OF ’73 Highland High School reunion for the class of 1973 and friends is July 12-13. All classmates from classes 1970 to 1979 are welcome. From 6 p.m. until closing on Friday, July 12, the reunion will be at Rodzillas Roadhouse, 10210 N. Washington, Thornton. On Saturday, July 13, the party will last from 2 p.m. to midnight and features games, food and the Rock Island Band (from 7-10 p.m. ) on 10 acres just north of Thornton. For information, send an email to or call 303-900-2873 (voice mail only; leave a message).

ecutive chef at both Kachina and Second Home Kitchen in Cherry Creek the past several months. He took over as Kachina executive chef on June 25. As executive chef at Kachina, Bolton will focus on developing relationships with local farms, ranchers and dairies to provide the freshest local and authentic products to be used by the restaurant. “Chef Bolton’s leadership of Kachina is a natural one,” says Sage Restaurant Group co-founder and COO Peter Karpinski. “He is dedicated to creating an authentic Southwestern culinary experience for guests and is an exceptional talent who brings a fresh new energy to Kachina’s kitchen and cuisine.” Kachina Southwestern Grill is located at 10600 Westminster Blvd. For more information, visit or call 303-410-5813.

Restaurant RIP

When former Rocky Mountain News and Nation’s Restaurant News reporter Dina Berta walked away from her career covering the restaurant industry, she jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. After a 17-year journalism career, Dina opted to join her husband, Frank, in a new culinary venture — Frank’s Kitchen — at 2600 High St. in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood. Doors opened on May 2011, and closed on June 24. This is what the couple posted on Frank’s Kitchen Diary: Goodbye and thank you. The end happened as quickly as the beginning. Just three years ago Frank was sliding a check across a table to our future landlords and we were in the restaurant business. On Sunday, sitting on the patio of Frank’s Kitchen, the buyer’s accountant was sliding a check over to Frank. It was a down payment to our asking price. And just like that, we closed our restaurant. For all our stunned customers, friends and supporters let me tell you how we got here. I was not lying when you came in and asked how is the business and I said doing well. After about a year and half it was paying for itself. It probably would have turned the corner in the third year, especially if we obtained a liquor license. It was in the pursuit of a beer and wine license that we came to a

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realization about who we are and the kind of life we wanted to live. The alcohol licensing was going to take six months. We probably weren’t going to be able to serve beer and wine until November. Our lease is up in December. We needed the warm spring and summer months to recoup the investment in the license and product. That meant we would have to sign a new lease, most likely for five years. The thought of another long-term lease made us both sigh, heavily. A little too heavily. That’s when we knew. We have worked extremely hard and for long hours day in and day out since we opened. Frankly, we’re tired and did not want to keep going. Some people have the restaurant business in their blood. We had to admit we did not. This was no longer what we wanted to do with our lives. We listed the restaurant for sale on Joe Van Dyke, aka “Jammin’ Joe,” a blues guitarist and restaurateur from Virginia was our first serious response to the ad. Jammin’ Joe has owned and or operated several restaurants in his life. He carved out a pretty good reputation for barbecue back east and wants to do the same in Denver. He liked our restaurant and accepted our price. He plans to open in early July. Thank you everyone who supported us in our endeavor. We appreciated it more than you know. And thanks to our awesome employees. A few are staying on with Joe. May God bless all of you. Shalom, Dina (and Frank)


Eavesdropping on a woman trapped in the massive crowd on the patio outside of Elway’s during the Railbenders’ concert: “Every time I turn around, I see someone I don’t want to talk to.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker. Send her Mile High Life column tips and eavesdroppings at or at 303-619-5209.

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Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients -1 sweet potato (about 5 inches long) peeled and cut into ¼ inch fries -2 tsp olive oil -sea salt -ground chipotle chile -garlic powder

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a medium bowl, toss sweat potatoes with olive oil, salt, garlic powder and chipotle chile powder. 3. Spread potatoes on a baking sheet. Avoid crowding so potatoes get crisp. Bake 15 minutes the turn and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado -12 ounces beef tenderloin, cut into thin strips -1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice -1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon chili powder -1 tablespoon vegetable oil -1 medium sweet onion,

Makes: 4 ser vings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients thinly sliced -1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced -1 poblano, thinly sliced -1/2 teaspoon salt -1/2 teaspoon black pepper -1 can black beans, rinsed

Baked Kale Chips Ingredients: -1 bunch of Kale -1 tablespoon olive oil -1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper. 2. With knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick steam and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt. 3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

and drained -1 avocado, diced -1/4 cup Cojita cheese, crumbled -1/4 cup cilantro plus more for garnish, chopped

-Corn tortillas (optional)

Directions 1. In a bowl, to 4 minutes. combine beef, 2 Season with salt and tablespoons lime juice, and black pepper. 1 tablespoon chili powder; set 4. In another bowl, combine aside. beans, avocado, cheese, 1/4 cup 2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add cilantro, and remaining lime juice onion, bell pepper, and poblano and and chili powder. 5. Garnish beef and vegetables saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. with remaining cilantro. Serve with avocado salad and 3. Add beef and marinade warmed tortillas if to vegetables and cook 3 desired.

Spinach chicken and avocado salad Ingredients For salad--1/3 cup crumbled goat or -8 cups chopped spinach (1 feta cheese bag) -¼ cup toasted pine nuts -1 cup halved cherry or pear For dressing-tomatoes -3 tbsp white wine vinegar -½ cup corn -2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil -1 ½ cups chopped cooked -1 tbsp Dijon mustard chicken -salt and freshly ground -1 large avocado, sliced black pepper, to taste

Directions 1. Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Add remaining salad ingredients in the following order: tomatoes and corn, avocado and chopped, cooked chicken, cheese and pine nuts and then drizzle with dressing.

Pineapple Raspberry Parfaits Ingredients -2 8 oz containers (2 cups) nonfat peach yogurt -1/2 pint fresh raspberries, (about 1 1/4 cups) -1 1/2 cups fresh, frozen or canned pineapple chunks Directions Divide and layer yogurt, raspberries and pineapple in four glasses.


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COMING SOON of swimming from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Kiwanis Pool, 550 Garland Drive. Free ice cream will be provided. Call 303-450-8800 for information.

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COMING SOON/JULY 13 BABYSITTING CLASS First-time babysitters ages 11-13 are invited to a babysitting class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Skills covered include CPR, first aid, safety, feeding, discipline, diapering and bathing. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register. COMING SOON/JULY 13 SAFETY CLASS Kids ages 8-11 are invited to a walking to school class that will prepare them to walk to and from school safely without direct parental supervision. The class is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register. COMING SOON/JULY 13 LAKE CLEANUP Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites the public

COMING SOON/JULY 17 ACTIVE MINDS “India: A Story of Contrast,” presented by

Active Minds. India has the fifth largest economy in the world, yet 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Economic opportunity abounds for the upper class and mean, while the lower classes and most women live a narrow existence. Join Active Minds as we explore these and other contrasts as we seek to understand India and how it fits into the global community.

COMING SOON/JULY 18, JULY 19, JULY 25 CONCERT SERIES Bring the whole family to McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St. in Olde Town Arvada, for concerts and performances that are part of the Apex Summer Concert Series. Enjoy rock-n-roll of the 60s-80s with The Boomers at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Then kids of all ages can enjoy the fun songs and stories by Beth Epley at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 19. It is rhythm, blues and funk by Mojomama at 7 p.m., Thursday July 25. Call 303-425-9583.

to “Lend a Hand to Your Lakes and Lands” from 8 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton. Coinciding with Lake Appreciation Month, this volunteer event will engage crews to remove invasive and noxious weeds at the park, as well as at surrounding open space and State Land Board properties. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon, and goodie bags and prizes will be given out. Free recreational activities and information booths will be open at the boat ramp between noon and 3 p.m., including face painting, canoe lessons, archery range, boat rides, jumping castle, climbing wall and free boat safely T-shirts for kids. Talon, the red-tailed hawk and boating safety mascot for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Brighton Fire Department will be on hand for the fun too. Volunteers are asked to make a reservation at 303-659-6005. Attendees should dress for yard work, including sun hats, tough garden gloves, long pants and long-sleeved shirts (if preferred) and bring water and sunscreen. Transportation will be provided to and from weed-pulling sites. Visit cpw.

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



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/JULY 14 SPECIAL ADVENTURE Spectra Autism Center and Westminster Fire Department are partnering to introduce “Heroes,” an adventure for all individuals with special needs and their families. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 3850 Elk Drive, Westminster. COMING SOON/JULY 14


RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 21 SUMMER CONCERTS Westminster Promenade’s summer

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

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 19-20 REUNION THE Skyview Class of 1993 will have its 20th

reunion July 19-20. Visit or for all the information.


School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744.

WOMEN’S NETWORKING group in Arvada has openings for

women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303- 438-6783.

BLOCK PARTY Eighteen of Colorado’s best blues and rock acts will play eight hours of non-stop music on three stages at the 16th annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing block party from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 7307 Grandview Ave. in Olde Town Arvada. The goal is to raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Visit to purchase an all-day pass or for information.

PAINTED CATS Cat Care Society will raise money with its “Tails of the Painted Cats” tour, which ends Saturday, July 20, at a gala dinner and auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Visit the online gallery at Visit



BODY-MIND YOGA Gentle body-mind yoga specifically for

QUILT DISPLAY Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents



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

FAMILY SWIM Northglenn residents are invited to a free night


beginners and folks managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Email

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.

WINE TASTING The annual Indulge wine tasting event for CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is Thursday, July 25, and will include plenty of wine tasting, food, music, silent auction, chocolate desserts, live auction and more. Tickets are now available. Contact LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 26 GOLF TOURNAMENT The fifth annual St. Joan of Arc Golf 4 Life tournament is Friday, July 26, at Hyland Hills Golf Course, 9650 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster. Call 303-279-3003. The event includes the tournament, lunch and an auction. Proceeds benefit pro-life programs in Arvada and Denver, and St. Joan of Arc capital projects. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 26-28 CAMP COMFORT Dates for Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice’s two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit www. or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

We are located at 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn.

For more information about church and all other services offered, feel free to contact us at 303-452-5120. See You There!

Risen Savior Lutheran Church 3031 W. 144 Ave. - Broomfield • 303-469-3521 or th

Come worship with us!

Sunday Worship 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am

Sunday School & Adult Classes 9:20 am - 10:40 am

be Aug. 3-4. First, gather at Bar Louie at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The bar is in the Westminster Prominade, 10661 Westminster Blvd. The evening is a semi-casual night of catching up. Then from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, classmates can attend a reunion picnic at Allen House Pavilion & School Tour. Pack a picnic lunch and drink and plan for a tour around 2 p.m. For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://arvadawest1988.

LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 5-8 VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at dpospisi@ LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 7 BIBLE STUDY Community Bible Study Denver Northwest plans a registration day for women and children from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. We will be studying The Book of Acts. This interdenominational 30-week study will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. For more information, contact Chris at 303-324-7250. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 16 WINE TASTING/AUCTION Mayfair Liquors will host a special wine tasting to benefit Gateway Battered Women’s Services. The event is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The theme will be “Around the World in 80 Wines.” A survivor will share her story about being a battered woman and how she was helped by Gateway. The event also features a sit-down dinner followed by a live auction. Call 303-343-1856 for tickets and more information. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 16-18 THEATER SHOW The Creative Revolution Theatre Company, in association with the City of Thornton and TASHCO, presents “The Picture That Was Turned To The Wall or She May Have Seen Better Days,” by Tim Kelly. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. To reserve tickets, call 720-301-4439 or email Visit  LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 19-20



BLOOD DRIVE The City of Westminster hosts a community blood drive from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, inside the Bonfils mobile bus at 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

PRESCHOOLERS GATHERING Primetime for Preschoolers meets 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free. For more information, call 303-452-7534 or go online to librarianship.

LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 1 OUTDOOR CONCERT Friends of Broomfield plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Pick up and drop off at Friends Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. The group is going to the Nacho Men outdoor concert at Flatirons Mall. Dinner is not provided,

MetroNorth Worship Directory There are choirs for every age and musical ability. Small group fellowships that meet weekly and monthly, a licensed pre-school program with a record of 39 plus years of excellence. As well as a Sunday school program for children, youth and adults.

25TH REUNION The Arvada West class of 1988 reunion will

BLOOD DRIVE Church Ranch Office Park hosts a community blood drive from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, inside the Bonfils mobile bus at 7237 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit


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We invite you to join us in worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday.


THEATER AUDITIONS Creative Revolution Theatre Company will have auditions for its upcoming production of “Talk Radio” from 5-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, with callbacks after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Auditions will be at TASHCO Art Gallery at North Valley Tech Center, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, Thornton. The theater company is looking for actors ages 21 and older. Performances will be Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. Rehearsals will begin the week of Aug. 26 and will take place after 6 p.m. weekdays. Specific dates and times to be determined by schedule of selected cast.


Northglenn United Methodist Church

so please eat ahead of time. Register by Monday, July 29. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at info@ or 303-404-0123 to register and for information about cost.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Worship 9:00 am 11040 Colorado Blvd.

(across from Thornton Rec. Center)


LCMS To advertise your place of worship, call 303.566.4089 and ask for Viola Ortega

MUSIC TIME Music and Movement meets 1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Children ages 3 to 6 years can sing, dance, play games and learn how to play instruments. Registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at librarianship.For more information, call 303-452-7534. Looking ahead continues on Page 21

Drum corps to perform at Sports Authority Field Staff Report Drum corps to perform at Sports Authority Field

Drums Along The Rockies will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday, July 6, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The showcase drum corps performance, produced by Ascend Performing Arts, will begin at 7 p.m. and feature eight worldclass drum corps. The lineup features the hometown Blue Knights; defending champion Blue Devils of Concord, Calif.; Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, Calif.; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Ill.; Troopers of Casper,

Wyo.; Academy of Tempe, Ariz; Cascades of Woodinville, Wash.; and Spokane Thunder of Spokane, Wash. Spectators arriving early are invited to the “WarmUp Zone” in front of the stadium, featuring beverages, snacks, a jumping castle for children and special performances by the Stampede and Bronco Brass, the official drum and horn lines of the Denver Broncos. For tickets and information, call 1-888-306-DRUM (toll free) or 303-424-6396 or go online to Sports Authority Field at Mile High is at 1701 Bryant St. in Denver.

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“We anticipated $1.1 million in salary and benefit increases for all employee groups,” she said. Also, the district has added five student days to the 201314 school year for a total of 170 days. “We believe that providing our children with additional days in the learning environment, coupled with robust fieldwork and cultural experiences, help them to make great strides in closing the achievement gap and avoid summer learning loss,” Ciancio said. District officials are hopeful that Colorado voters will pass a tax increase in November that could bring in as much as $1 billion to public-education funding. This could mean approximately $6.5 million in additional funding overall for Mapleton. Ciancio said any additional funding would go toward getting to a 200-student day calendar over time. “Adding a single day of student contact costs the school district close to $200,000,” she said.

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ported by every mile ridden by Bike MS participants.” Fedak and his riding crew raised $2,000 on their trip to the Atlantic Ocean in Brick, N.J. The donations came mostly from people who gave them money while seeing them in their towns. “We spent eight or nine hours in the saddle, about 85 miles a day,” he said. He has several stories of the praises he and his teammates got as they explained where they were going and why. One of his fondest memories, he said, was when he met a woman at a restaurant in Ohio who has MS. She called the men her heroes and her husband bought their dinners as a way to say thanks.

Affordable Fun for Everyone! A fire on June 24 at the Cottonwood Villas condominium complex on Melody Drive in Westminster left residents in 12 units displaced. The cause of the fire was related to plumbing work being done in the unit of origin and extended into many other units. Affected residents were assisted with funds from Westminster Fire Department’s foundation, and were also given hotel vouchers and received assistance from the Red Cross. The fire caused one minor injury to the man doing the plumbing work, who was treated at the scene. Thornton, North Metro and Southwest Adams County fire departments also assisted with the incident. Photo courtesy of Westminster Fire

Open Now thru August 4 Weekends Only 10:00am- 6:30pm

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OngOing/Clubs and serviCes MOndays adult survivOrs of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peer-support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more information, call 303-283-8660. denver thyrOid Cancer Support Group

meets7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948.

grief reCOvery A 12-week Grief Share program meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. la leChe League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the

second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St.

lifering seCular Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to Overeaters anOnyMOus meets at 7 p.m.

Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton.

study grOup Chabad of NW Metro Denver Jewish

Center hosts a thought-provoking discussion on the weekly Torah portion. Drawing from the wisdom of the Talmud, Kabbalah and Chassidic Mystical Masters, the study group focuses on the relevance of the bible stories and Torah’s teaching to our modern lives. The class is from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Chabad, 4505 W. 112 Ave., Westminster. Refreshments served. For costs and the topic of the weekly discussion, visit www.COJewish. com/torahstudy or call 303-429-5177. The class is led by Rabbi Benjy Brackman spiritual leader of Chabad of NW

Metro Denver.

West MetrO Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We meet in Classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. Investors of all levels of experience are welcome but no agents please.

This Weekend!

Kids FREE! July 6 & 7, Children 12 and Under Free w/ a paying Adult at the Festival Box office Only

tuesdays denver nOrth Metro Rotary Club meets 7:10 -8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at The Egg & I, 855 Thornton Parkway in Thornton. let gO and Let God AFG Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit www.

NEW Endangered Cat Show • Music & Comedy Medieval Amusement Park • Over 200 Master Artisans Jousting, Delicious Food & Drink, Games, Rides and More! FREE Parking & Shuttle • Open Rain or Shine • No Pets Please • Larkspur, CO Discount Tickets Available At:

PEPSI_H1_4C Information 303-688-6010

Summer Academic Prep & Enrichment Camp June 3 - August 2 Lots of Summer Fun!

Open House July 10 & 31 • 9am & 5pm • Ages 3-14 • Open to all area children • Small class sizes • Pick your weeks • Academic Preschool-Middle School Nationally Accredited • Individualized Student Learning Plans

7203 W. 120th Ave. Broomfield (303) 469-6449

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If you look above the golfers putting you can make out the Sleeping Indian along the line of the mountain range. Photos by Danny Williams

Enjoy distinctive West Woods Golf Course Arvada municipal course has three courses with varied challenges By Daniel Williams West Woods Golf Course is always a pleasant place to play although it has split personalities. The many regulars who play the Arvada golf course, just five minutes from Interstate 70 and Ward Road, know that every time you play the course, you get something a little different. Not only does the course offer three different nine-hole options, but it sits on a massive acreage on at the edge of the foot-

A grandfather and his grandson work on their putting on West Woods’ well groomed putting greens.

hills, so a bad shot could somehow find its way onto the green or fairway. However, what may look like a great ball off the tee could end up in a pond, lost out of bounds or in an Arvada resident’s backyard — or in the rough or the bunker. “Every time you play here, each round brings something a little different,” West Woods assistant golf course manager Scott Weyer said. “Not only do we have 27 holes but each nine is distinctly different.” West Woods, a Richard M. Phelps-designed course, opened in 1994 with 18 holes, with the front nine dubbed the Sleeping Indian and the back nine the Cottonwood. In 1998, Rick Phelps, Richard’s son, designed West Woods’ third nine-hole course, the Silo. The Sleeping Indian is a pretty traditional nine-hole course. It’s wide open and will allow golfers to spray the ball left or right, but offers a chance to score and save pars. The Cottonwood plays a little tighter. With narrower fairways and trees everywhere, golfers can find trouble on the Cottonwood, and pars can quickly turn into bogeys. The Silo is even narrower than the Cottonwood, and it is the shortest of the three nine-hole courses. It is a true shotmaker’s course for those using their A-game. “You can play the course long from the tips or play it short if you are not a long ball hitter, so this not a course just for lowerhandicap players. Anyone can play here,” staff member Chad Duran said. As golfers approach the No. 1 tee box at West Woods Golf Course, they can look directly west at the mountains to see an outline of the Sleeping Indian on the mountain. The course’s signature hole is considered No. 23, the fifth hole on Silo. It’s a 493-yard, par 5 that is severely uphill and has a large silo, left from the area’s ranching days. “When you play West Woods, you feel like you’re playing a course that is not your average municipal. The view of the Sleeping

An aerial view of the No. 1 hole on the Sleeping Indian course gives lots of fairway to work with off the tee. Indian is amazing, the course is always in great shape and it’s affordable,” West Woods regular Rick Simms said. West Woods is also on the verge of celebrating its 20th anniversary. For the 10th anniversary, the course offered free golf to patrons, who were only asked to pay for their card. The course gave away nearly 600 rounds of free golf that year. For this anniversary, they plan to offer something similar. “We, as the staff, can all do a good job running and maintaining the course, but the people who come is what makes playing here such an enjoyable experience; we have great people,” Weyer said.

West Woods is also known for having some of the best practice facilities around. Besides a massive driving range with 30 grass stations, the course features putting and chipping greens that are in as good condition as greens on the course. In addition, West Woods has made an effort to get more kids into golf. Weyer said that all of the club’s professionals believe in having youth involved in golf at an early age. To accomplish that, he course holds junior clinics and events, as well as men’s and women’s clubs, Get Ready Golf, Friday Nights and Ladies Nights Out.

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July 4, 2013

Hansburg new Mines’ director of athletics Accomplished New York native becomes fifth Mines’ AD

tration. Registration ends Aug. 26. Players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills to coaches from Mines in a pro-style workout. The camp will consist of running, throwing from positions, bullpens, batting practice and live at-bats. Instruction will be given by the coaches, and evaluations will be given to the players. Each player must bring his own glove, bat, cleats/spikes, running shoes or turf shoes, hat and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers must bring their own gear, including a catcher’s mask/helmet. Helmets for batting practice will be provided.

By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com David Hansburg was named Colorado School of Mines fifth full-time director of athletics, the school announced Friday. After a nationwide search, school President Bill Scoggins appointed Hansburg to lead a very proud Mines’ athletic program. Hansburg will begin his duties at Mines on Aug. 1 replacing Marv Kay, who has served as interim director. “I am honored to become a part of the Colorado School of Mines,” Hansburg said. “I believe it is the top school in Colorado academically, with outstanding athletics programs at every level — intercollegiate, intramural, recreational and club sports. Mines’ commitment to its student athletes and coaches is second to none, and I look forward to carrying on that tradition.” Hansburg, a native of Roslyn, N.Y., comes to Mines from the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, where he served as director of athletics. He previously served as the associate athletic director for football operations and summer camps for the University of Colorado in Boulder. There he was a member of the athletics leadership team and participated in a variety of committees. “We’re excited to welcome David to Mines. His leadership of athletics operations and admin-

Football adds 11th opponent

New Mines Director of Athletics David Hansburg speaks to Mines’ staff members. Photo by Danny Williams istration at both the college and college-prep levels illustrates his incredible dedication to student athletes. The combination of David’s energy and fresh ideas with the commitment and deep knowledge of Mines’ coaching staff will take us to new heights,” Scoggins said.

Track stars honored for academics

Mines’ Russell Drummond and Phil Schneider were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic AllAmerica Division II Men’s Track/ Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Drummond, a senior civil engineering major with a 3.77 GPA,

was one of two student-athletes to repeat as First Team selections. Schneider earned Third Team accords with a 3.46 GPA in chemical and biological engineering. The 2012 RMAC Men’s Cross Country Academic Runner of the Year and 2012-13 RMAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Academic Athlete of the Year, Drummond capped his decorated career as runner-up and All-American in the 1500 at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. A three-time All-American in the event — he finished fourth in 2011 and 2012 — Drummond ranks third at Mines with nine collegiate All-American accords

A book for dog lovers “A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” by Sue Halpern c.2013, Riverhead Books $26.95 / $28.50 Canada 320 pages They say it can’t be done. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, they say, but you’ve spent a good amount of time doing it successfully anyhow. Sit, stay, down, you’ve taught ‘em all. It just took patience and love. And in the new book “A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” by Sue Halpern, it takes patients and love – and sometimes, the teaching role is reversed. Sue Halpern had her work cut out for her. When she decided to train her seven-year-old Labradoodle, Pransky, to be a therapy dog, Halpern knew it would be a challenge. For most of her life, Pransky was a country dog, unaccustomed to leash, used to wide-open romps in the Vermont woods. She understood all kinds of words (including every synonym for “walk”), but teaching her the tasks she needed to know to formally visit the local nursing home wouldn’t be easy. The requirements were overwhelming, but Halpern “soldiered on.” Six weeks after they began, she called County Nursing and Rehabilitation Home. Not long afterward, she went through orientation, agreed to several stipulations and a criminal background check, and Pransky passed the Therapy Dog test. It was official: the Halpernand-Pransky team was ap-

proved to visit County’s dementia unit… but Halpern felt uneasy. Nothing she’d ever done had prepared her for what they were about to do. She needn’t have worried: her dog had it covered. Theologians, Halpern says, recognize seven virtues: love, faith, hope, prudence, fortitude, justice, and restraint. Once Pransky started “working,” she taught Halpern to see those virtues in herself, staff, and the residents they visited. There was faith for Clyde, a “big flirt” who told everyone that he was leaving County on the arm of a beautiful woman; love for Dottie and Iris, dear friends who couldn’t live without one another; restraint for Scotty, who’d been a teacher before dementia set in; prudence for Stella with a “beautiful singing voice;” and fortitude for Lizzie, suffering from a rare disease. And through it all, “Hope was the thing with wispy, tan tail feathers, that was fortythree pounds, that came when called.” Though Mom warned me not to, I have to admit that I judged this book by its cover. “A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” looks, at first blush, like it might

consist of humorous, rompish anecdotes of nursing home life. Nope. While you will find a few unintentional nursing home chuckles here, author Sue Halpern spends most of her pages filling readers with goodness and stories of the near-miraculous relationship between pups and people. Hers is a quiet, Zen-like book packed with philosophy, theology, and a dog. It’s more reflective, more spiritual than other dog books, and it will make you look at your canine kids with a little more wonder. Definitely, dog lovers and TDI teams will want to read this book, but I also think there’s plenty in here for Eldercare workers, too. If that’s you, then fetch this book because missing “A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” just can’t be done.

(cross country/track and field), including three in 2013 after placing fifth in the mile and eighth with the distance medley relay at indoor nationals.

Mines to hold camp

The Mines baseball program will host a Prospect Camp on Sunday, Sept. 1, at Jim Darden Field on the Colorado School of Mines campus, head coach Jerod Goodale announced Friday. The camp will run 12:30-5 p.m.; cost is $100. The camp is specifically for athletes entering 10th to 12th grades this fall. Spots in the camp are limited and reserved in the order of regis-

Mines head football coach Bob Stitt has announced the addition of an 11th game to his team’s 2013 schedule. The Orediggers will now welcome perennial power Carson-Newman to Campbell Field on Sept. 14, in the inaugural Boulder Broker Classic. Carson-Newman, a South Atlantic Conference member located in Jefferson City, Tenn., will be in its 34th season under coach Ken Sparks, who is one of just 11 coaches in the history of college football to record 300 or more victories. “I’m very excited about our football program having the opportunity to compete against Division II power Carson-Newman and legendary coach Ken Sparks,” Stitt said. “This marquee matchup will bring an excitement to Campbell Field and the City of Golden that we haven’t experienced in quite a while.”

Trivia Time 1) GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the name of the priest who founded Boys Town? 2) ANATOMY: What is the common name for horripilation? 3) LAW: What amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote? 4) MOVIES: In the movie “Speed,” what was the lowest speed that the bus could travel without blowing up? 5) LITERATURE: Who wrote the memoir “Life on the Mississippi”? 6) GEOGRAPHY: The Douro River flows through which two countries? 7) TELEVISION: What is the theme song for the reality TV show “Cops”? 8) MUSIC: How many copies does an album have to sell for it to go platinum? 9) ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of animal is a gerenuk? 10) MYTHOLOGY: How is the Roman god Janus often depicted?

Answers 1) Father Edward Flanagan 2) Goose bumps or goose flesh 3) 19th 4) 50 mph 5) Mark Twain 6) Spain and Portugal 7) “Bad Boys” 8) 1 million 9) Gazelle 10) Janus, the god of endings and beginnings, has two faces, each looking the opposite way.

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Sidewalk painting a fun time for kids When young children are in the family you need a huge bag of tricks. Those tricks are probably in your kitchen. All you need is a recipe. Painting with homemade sidewalk paint is always a hit. For more ideas to fill a bag of family activity tricks see grandparentsteachtoo. org and pod casts “Learning through the Seasons”. Books are available at the UP Children’s Museum and WNMUFM.


Water, cornstarch, food coloring or poster paint, low containers, and brushes

What To Do:

Sidewalk and street painting are popular around the world. Many groups sell sections of a street or sidewalk to raise money for fund or fun raisers. Google “Naples Rotary sidewalk painting” and you will be able to see festivals in the US and around the world with beautiful examples of paintings from all ages. Families can have their own little festival or just an afternoon of fun that can be safely washed away when everyone is agreeable or during the next rain shower. Recipes vary depending how well you want the sidewalk chalk paint to spread. The basic recipe is one-cup water, one-cup cornstarch, food coloring or poster paint for the desired colors. Use two cups of water for a thinner paint. Colors, especially the food coloring, will dry lighter so make all colors dark. Containers that don’t spill easily are best rather than tippy cups. Some people use small individual plastic food containers with covers. Paint does not keep very well, however. This is an excellent opportunity to

teach color mixing of the primary colors red, blue, and yellow. These colors make secondary colors: red and yellow make orange, red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green. Experiment by adding white to some colors. Add black or mix three colors together. What happens? Carry on a conversation of what objects in nature have these colors. Family conversation is key to reading and doing well in school. Children need three million words of conversation in their early years to help them learn to read well. Look at some pictures in children’s favorite books ahead of time. Ask children to draw a picture on paper first so you know what colors to make. Children may change their minds, but this helps them plan. They might want to make a rainbow, a portrait of themselves, or family. They may like to draw a cartoon figure, animal, cars, princesses, flowers, or spaceships. Maybe they want to make a design with geometric shapes. This is a good time to use geometry and Ed Emberley’s step-by-step drawing books. Draw 2-foot squares for young children to fill with a painting and help them print their name on the picture. Discuss that these paintings will be washed with the rain so take many photos. Food coloring and paint may stain skin and clothing.

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