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Adams County, Colorado • Volume 49, Issue 9


Nichol cleared

County business practices fell below citizen expectations, report says By Darin Moriki

Thornton’s Kenyan Huguley breaks into the open field in the Trojans’ showdown with rival Northglenn last Friday night at Five Star Stadium. Huguley rushed for 501 yards, the second-most in the history of Class 5A, and six scores, but it wasn’t enough as Northglenn pulled out a thrilling 62-57 victory. For complete coverage, turn to Page 21. Photo by Alan Yamamoto

Child safety important as ever By Darin Moriki

dmoriki@ourcoloradonews. com Stephanie Sakal has taught her 3-year-old daughter Addison her entire name, her birthdate and where she lives. But, the 31-year-old Westminster resident said she is always concerned when her daughter wanders off and wants to explore the world on her own. “A lot of the times she feels the need to go run off and do what she wants to do, so I’ve tried to make her understand that she can’t do that,” Sakal said. “She could be taken by some random stranger and they would not ever bring her back.” Sakal said the Jessica Ridgeway’s abduction and murder last week brought the importance of safety home for her daughter, who cried after hearing about Ridgeway’s death. This weekend, Sakal was

not the only concerned parent in the community still holding their children a little closer. On Saturday, she was one of many people who converged on the Pro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram car dealership to participate in a safety event by DNA LifePrint, a child safety organization sponsored by America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh. “It’s an absolutely amazing response,” said Pro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram general manager Jeff Schenden, who estimated the crowd at 1,000. “We’re glad that we’re able to help some. We’re kind of figuring that if we can just help one, we’re doing our job.” Throughout the day, Thornton Police Department officers provided child safety information to community members and their young children and created a disk for parents holding crucial information on their children, including fingerprints, palm prints, a journal of information of the child and a digital


Sawyer Filar of Broomfield has his fingerprints taken by Megan Sebastian of the DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program Saturday at Pro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Thornton. Photo by Andy Carpenean photograph. Schenden said the information is important for parents to have so law enforcement officers can issue an Amber Alert in seconds. “We need to protect ourselves and we need to protect our children and this is one way to make sure that if anything horrible like that ever did happen, they have the information that they need for law enforcement officials to get the message out as fast as possible,” Schenden said. By the end of the day, when the last person filed out of the car dealership at 7 p.m., Schenden said DNA LifePrint was able to provide information and services to 410 children in the community. Schenden said this is the second time the car dealer-

ship has hosted the event. Shortly after the first one was held this April, Schenden said he made arrangements to host the event on Saturday. Schenden said he could not have imagined how timely the event would be. “Kids are our lives and parents understand that more than anybody that the children are our future, and keeping them safe is our number one goal,” Schenden said. “I think safety is at the forefront of parents’ minds and they are more of it because of what happened, but I don’t think it is more important today than it ever has been.”

Adams County Commissioner Alice Nichol will not face any criminal charges following an extensive investigation that scrutinized her alleged involvement in the multiyear Quality Paving and Quality Resurfacing scandal. Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Nichol Storey, the special prosecutor assigned to the case, officially ended his 21-month investigation on Monday. “I’ve been waiting for over two years to find out what I had known this whole time: I did not do anything criminally,” Nichol said on Monday. “I am finally relieved because I was hoping that I would not go out of office with this cloud over my head and over my family, but I always felt that the whole Quality Paving case kept me hostage,” Allegations leveled against Alice Nichol and her husband Ron primarily stem from work done on the couple’s residence in July and August 2005 by Quality Paving and Quality Resurfacing. Those allegations claimed the work was either charged below market value, or charged and returned to the Nichols several years later, but both rested on the premise that the cost reduction contributed to her approval of public works contracts to the paving company. Adams County District Attorney Quick said he turned over the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in April 2011 amid potential conflict of interest concerns, since both the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office budgets must be approved by the county commissioners. “When we appoint a special prosecutor, you turn the decisions over to them, so I accept and am bound by their decisions,” Quick said. Storey said in a letter to Quick that his office was unable to prove Nichol’s involvement beyond a reasonable doubt. This inability to prove criminal misconduct was hampered by “numerous problems with the procedures and paperwork or lack of paperwork” in the public works department, Storey said. In some cases, he said agreements were either never put into writing, never documented or were too ambiguous and did not provide specific project details, such as cost estimates and authorizing officials. Storey was critical in his assessment of Adams County and its public works department that officials did not follow numerous county policies and procedures, such as approving contacts and change order without fully understanding the terms and conditions and failing to disclose relationships with businesses that work with the county and require Nichol continues on Page 5

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Shops for immigrants aren’t strictly business Indira Torres stands behind the counter, mahogany hair neatly pulled back, ready for the steady flow of requests. “How are you?” she asks in Spanish as a man in paint-spattered pants, a camouflage Air Force hat tipped back on his head, walks through the door. “Muy bien, gracias a Dios,” he says. Very well, thanks be to God. He hands his check to Torres to cash. A young mother pushes a stroller inside and gives Torres $40 to pay toward her light bill. Torres taps in the woman’s information on the computer and applies it electronically. An older man pays for a calling card to Mexico. A young woman adds $3 on a rechargeable phone account. A daughter sends her retired parents, in their 70s and in Mexico, several hundred dollars for living expenses. A son wires his mother — and a sister — also in Mexico, enough money “so that they won’t lack for anything.” This small storefront, in a Latino market that sells the fond tastes of once-upon-a-time lives, has become a one-stop shop that helps preserve the connection between the old country and the new one. It also provides the financial services essential to begin planting stable roots here. It’s like a warm, comfortable home, says Mayra Saldana, a petite 28-year-old Littleton resident who with her parents


owns the Littleton store and another in Denver that adjoins a restaurant. “We provide the services where we can send money to their families and, as well, commonly used ingredients for Hispanic dinners.” Food for the soul in every way. The businesses, throughout the Denver metro area, nearly shout their services in bold-colored lettering in Spanish to passersby — money transfers, checkcashing, calling cards, money orders. Like Saldana’s two places, many share space with restaurants, small neighborhood markets or convenience stores that sell everything from piñatas and cowboy boots to pico de gallo and baptismal candles. One, on Federal Boulevard in Denver, advertises its services in a jewelry store. The stores are a cultural reference point for many Latino immigrants, says Laszlo Kalloi, community affairs consul for the Mexican Consulate in Denver. He notes that consulate officials encourage

the use of traditional bank services, rather than the private businesses, because more financial options are offered. But the neighborhood locations and absence of a language barrier make them feel more comfortable, he says. “They know the system and it’s easier.” Walking through the doors is like stepping into another country, one with mariachi or cumbia music soft in the background, freshly baked pan dulce on trays and Spanish CDs and DVDs on the racks. The sweet-spicy hot tamarind candy and crispy homemade chicharrones take me back to my growing-up years in Mexico and the other Latin American countries we lived in when my parents worked for then-United Fruit Co., which produced Chiquita bananas. The nostalgic warmth of memories tease my heart for the culture I love deeply, and I can only imagine how it must remind many how far they are from home. And, yet, maybe not so far, at least for a few moments, with the assistance of people like Indira Torres, 27, who drives six days a week from her house near I-70 and I-25 to Las Huertas Mexican market. She doesn’t mind the commute to Littleton. “I am happy here because I know these people. I feel like this is my second home.” With a kind smile, she deftly works the computer like a magician. She knows how to make the transfer happen, which call-

ing card to suggest and how to exchange cash for money orders to pay the rent. She gets the job — all the jobs — done. For construction workers. Restaurant waiters and busboys. Mostly men, but some women, too. Mostly from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. But also some from India, Saudi Arabia and Africa. They all come, many weekly, to conduct their financial transactions with confianza, Torres says. Trust. That is why Veronica Vargas, 37, on a recent afternoon, walked in after her restaurant shift to send money to her family in Mexico. Trust — and the language — make it “easier.” She is one of 10 siblings and also has many nephews and nieces. She tries to help her parents out the most, but “I help them all,” she says. “Not always, because sometimes, I can’t. But a little bit.” These are the stories Torres hears every day as she facilitates the connection from the home in the new country to the home in the old country. Money sent to buy medicine, to help build a house, to make life a little better. Stories about the bond that transcends the miles — love. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews. com or 303-566-4110.


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Spaceport receives nod Front Range Airport garners interest from space vehicle manufacturer By Darin Moriki

Nakita Dvorburg, and sisters Molly and Emma Grencik, hold candles during a candlelight vigil for Jessica Ridgeway at Westminster City Park Saturday night. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Honoring Jessica’s memory

People come together to commemorate girl’s life, join efforts to seek justice

By Darin Moriki

Nearly a thousand people stood under cloudy skies and pouring rain to say goodbye to a girl most of them never met. Community members, search volunteers and authorities gathered Saturday to celebrate the life of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway with a balloon release at American Furniture Warehouse, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. Later that night, people also gathered for a candlelight vigil at Westminster

City Park, 9410 Wadsworth Parkway. The events took place the day after police announced DNA tests identified the girl’s remains found in Pattridge Park Open Space Park in Arvada Oct. 10. Jessica was last seen alive walking to school on Oct. 5. Christi Smith and four other Thornton residents brought a single heart or star-shaped mylar balloon in Jessica’s favorite color — purple. Around 2:15 p.m., the crowd released its balloons and watched as they dotted the grey sky above them. “This is our community, this is our town and these are our kids,” Smith said as she fought back tears. “They are not property to be taken. No parent should have to bury their child.” A. Bunt, who lives several blocks away Vigil continues on Page 5

The promise of a spaceport at Front Range Airport within the next several years may be a little brighter after Florida-based suborbital flight vehicle manufacturer Rocket Crafters signed a letter of intent expressing future interest on the budding site. “They (spaceports) will compliment America’s highly developed air transportation system by being located on or near major commerce and transportation hubs like Denver,” said Rocket Crafters Chief Technology Officer Ronald Jones said in a statement. “We applaud the leaders from Front Range Airport, Adams County and the state of Colorado in taking this bold step and leading the nation in what some call `the second Golden Age of Flight.’” The letter, which was signed on Oct. 10, outlines a mutual intent between Front Range Airport and the Titusville, Fla.-based company to promote and develop Spaceport Colorado as the company’s preferred commercial spaceport location in the region. Once Front Range Airport obtains a Federal Aviation Administration-approved spaceport license authorizing horizontal takeoffs, the letter also sets out nonbinding plans for Rocket Crafters to conduct certain pilot astronaut and mission specialist training activities at the spaceport. The company also highlighted plans to conduct test flights of its planned Sidereus and Cosmos Mariner suborbital

flight vehicles between Spaceport Colorado and the proposed Neil Armstrong International Air and Space Center in Titusville, Fla. Tentative plans also call for the company to establish offices and specialized support facilities at Spaceport Colorado that may support up to 80 full-time, high-paying jobs. “Their incentive is to help us to be in the right position, so that they will be able to come here, if that happens,” said Front Range Airport executive director Dennis Heap during the Front Range Authority board’s Oct. 10 meeting. “If we can get Spaceport Colorado stood up and obtain the license that will allow us to be a horizontal launch facility, because of our close proximity to Denver International Airport, they see this as one of the primary facilities in the United States or the world where all of this can take place.” The airport is currently in the process of compiling information needed for the facility to apply for a spaceport license, including an environmental assessment, and a feasibility and marketing study. In all, Heap said the studies will take about six months to complete. Front Range Authority board member and executive director of Adams County Economic Development Barry Gore said the nod from Rocket Crafters is a step in the right direction. “I like the fact that Rocket Crafters has gone on record as saying, ‘If Spaceport Colorado happens, we’re interested in being there,’” Gore said. “It doesn’t bind us, but just says, ‘If they’re serious to make a spaceport, then we’re serious about being a tenant.’” Front Range Airport is at 5200 Front Range Parkway in Watkins.

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encourages the state’s legislators to take steps to amend the U.S. Constitution to allow limits on election spending. According to Elena Nunez, who is working on the campaign to get Amendment 65 passed, it’s a chance for voters to stand up to big money and signal they would like to see a change in how elections are run. “It’s a way for constituents to communicate their priorities to elected officials,” she said. “Colorado voters have a long history of supporting reforms to level the playing field.” She said that voters are seeing the effects that people and organizations with a lot of money to spend on elections are having, they are looking for a way to make their voices heard that this is not OK. There is no organized opposition to the amendment, but according to the state’s ballot information booklet, the argument against passing 65 is that a ballot measure cannot require elected officials to vote in support or against measures or issues. With this being the case, the

amendment has no practical effect. “Those who advocate for more restrictive campaign finance laws should instead support congressional candidates who will pursue such changes,” the book states. Another argument in opposition is that the measure could lead to restrictions that limit free speech. “Individuals and organizations should not be restricted in how they spend money to promote the ideas and candidate they support,” according to the booklet. “Further, candidates and campaigns should be free to spend any contributions received from supporters.” Nunez said the campaign right now is working on getting the word out to voters about the amendment, but if it passes, then the real work will begin on Nov. 7. That is when efforts will begin to get an amendment to the constitution about campaign finance. “We’ve seen the influence of big money, with so much being spent on attack ads,” she said. “This is a way for people to stand up to big money and influence reform.”

Commissioner candidates tackle poverty Four of the five hopefuls offer varying solutions to growing issue By Darin Moriki Four of the five Adams County commissioner candidates vying for two district seats in the general election offered varying solutions to address the county’s growing need to fund human service programs. During an Oct. 9 forum at the Anythink Huron Street library in Thornton, the four candidates singled out job education, child care, mass transit, ethical government practices and economic growth as viable poverty solutions. District 1 Democratic candidate Eva Henry identified job education programs, adequate child care and mass transit efforts as solutions to help alleviate poverty in the community.

Her Republican opponent, Gary Mikes, pledged to bring “a good, clean, ethical form of government into Adams County.” “When that happens, we won’t be paying lawsuit settlements, paving streets that we don’t have or stuff like that, so we can fund programs to help our children, help our communities and help businesses succeed, which will create more jobs and make a big difference in our poverty problem,” Mikes said. District 2 Republican candidate Donnia Howell said the county “should utilize every form of federal and state funding that we can get to people.” She also said the county must work to increase job opportunities by attracting more businesses to the area. “People want to work and want to be able to provide for their children,” Howell said. “People don’t want a hand out, they want a hand up, so let’s help these people and get

them the education and job training services they need, and let’s get every source of funding that we can to be able to push people up so they can support their families.” Her Democratic opponent, Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, lauded community programs that provide people with education and career opportunities, such as apprenticeship programs at Labor’s Community Agency and education, job support and retention programs at ACCESS Housing, Inc. “I think you’re seeing very, very good responses coming out of that and those are the kinds of programs that we need to have across the board,” Tedesco said. “If we can get people what they need and not give them a hand out but a hand up, they’re going to work for it, take ownership of it and be proud of it and they’re going to continue it.” District 2 candidate James Fariello, American Constitution party, was not at the forum.

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Congressional candidates discuss health care, budget All four posit differing opinions on key socio-economic issues By Darin Moriki As the race for the 6th U.S. Congressional district heats up, the four candidates vying for the single seat took a moment to weigh in on their differing, yet equally diverse solutions to tackle two of the nation’s most pressing issues: looming budget cuts and healthcare reform. Republican incumbent Mike Coffman said he is concerned by the way the nation’s projected $1.2 trillion in sequestered cuts will affect the Department of Defense, expected to see nearly $500 billion in evenly distributed cuts over the next nine years. “I believe that the cuts are possible, without compromising national security, if we focus on trimming the topheavy nature of the Pentagon bureaucracy, closing overseas military bases that are no longer needed, and seeing what functions currently being performed by active duty personnel could be more cost effectively done in the National Guard and Reserve,” Coffman said. His Democratic challenger Joe Miklosi, meanwhile, said the projected cuts ”would negatively impact Colorado’s strong defense contract industry,” and suggested that the Joint Chiefs of Staff be involved in the budget cutting process. “We need a strategy that creates stability abroad without bankrupting us here at home,” Miklosi said. ”We should invest in development and diplomacy, align defense spending to match threats, recognize that new threats don’t always align with traditional defense spending, and cut outdated defense programs without compromising our security.” Libertarian candidate Patrick Provost said defense spending is a large, yet part of the federal government’s budget, but said cuts to the department should not just be limited to cutting labor and benefits.

“I know from personal experience that there is fraud, waste and abuse within the department,” Provost said. “We must take an honest look at these failing programs to see how we can fix them.” Independent candidate Kathy Polhemus said legislators should take another look at the Simpson-Bowles plan, a bi-partisan supported deficit reduction plan, focusing on healthcare, defense spending, income tax law, Social Security and the national debt’s compound interest. The four candidates are also sharply divided on their support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare, commonly known as Obamacare. Miklosi said Obamacare is important, because it eliminates discrimination against pre-existing conditions, allows young people to stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26, fills the “donut hole” for seniors, and protects women’s health freedoms. But, he said, small business owners must be given more incentives to provide their employees with health care. Coffman disagreed, saying that Obamacare would actually hurt seniors by phasing out Medicare Advantage and reducing reimbursements to doctors and hospitals. “All of this means senior citizens will have fewer options when it comes to their health care, including who their doctor will be,” Coffman said. Polhemus said legislators should take another look at Obamacare and consider the fact that nearly one-third of a person’s Medicare benefits are used during their last year alive. Provost said he does not support Obamacare, because it, like any other government program and department, would be “caught up in red tape and bureaucracy” and “hurt those who are in genuine need of care.” “The federal government is not designed to be efficient or to be a deliverer of services,” Provost said. “They are designed to be a regulatory committee that is supposed to protect its people from threats of all sorts both from within the nation and from without. We must return to that ideal and stop meddling in the lives of the individual citizen.”

Nichol: Cloud cost re-election Nichol continued from Page 1

commissioner approval. “It is clear that the business practices of the county and its commissioners, including Alice Nichol who was a target in this investigation, fell well below what most citizens would expect from individuals practicing good government,” Storey said. Adams County officials have made several attempts to address reform, including creating a centralized purchasing process, hiring an outsourced internal auditor, launching its Transparency Portal and hiring an independent ethics officer.

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Nichol said she is pleased with the reform efforts taken by the county, but noted that a lot of the damage has already been done. In March, Nichol lost her bid for re-election as a Democratic candidate in the primary election. “The cloud cost me re-election and it has certainly been a tremendous burden living under that cloud for my family as well,” Nichol said. “A judgment call with no factual information was made on me and it was all based on perception. I’ve always felt that I’ve been made the political scapegoat for the ills of Adams County that I always wanted to resolve.”


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from the Ridgeway family’s home, said she has been involved in the search for Jessica for nearly a week and wanted to stand in solidarity for the girl’s family. “I’m very proud of my community,” Bunt said. “Yes, I hope her killer is caught. Yes, I hope her killer is brought to justice. It’s atrocious. It’s just sad that it takes something like this to bring people together. Resident Kimberly Bowman, who helped to organize the balloon release through the Jessica Ridgeway Facebook memorial page she created, said the outpouring of support that she and other volunteers received was amazing. “The people of Arvada and Westminster are incredible, and I knew they would rally,” Bowman said.

Children place their candles in front of a picnic bench as a memorial for Jessica Ridgeway concluding a candlelight vigil at Westminster City Park Saturday night. Photo by Andy Carpenean “Though I had never met Jessica, she has strengthened me in ways that I could have ever imagined,

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Marijuana question a pitched fight Amendment 64 would make state first to legalize marijuana By Clarke Reader Many eyes will be turned to Colorado to see if it becomes one of the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Amendment 64 would amend the state’s constitution to allow for the growth, transport and sale of marijuana, as well as allow

the establishment of retail stores, growing and manufacturing facilities. Similar issues are on the ballot in Oregon and Washington this year. According to Mason Tvert, the “Yes on 64” campaign co-director, the amendment regulates marijuana in a similar way to alcohol. Possession, use and limited-home growing would be legal for residents 21 years old and older, and the system for regulation and tax would be near what the system for alcohol is. Passing the amendment would no

change DUI or employment policies, and stores selling marijuana could still be prohibited by localities. This issue has been on the minds of many since medical marijuana was legalized in 2009, and both sides of the amendment are extremely passionate about it. Major supporters have flocked to each side, and the debate over the issue is just heating up. Laura Chapin, a spokesperson for the “No on 64” campaign, cites three major reasons against passing the amendment. “The increased access is a huge problem,” Chapin said.

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“Parents know that more pot available means there will be more pot that kids have access to.” She added that use among students is already on the rise, and that the amendment will only increase the number of young people smoking. Another problem with the amendment is that it conflicts with federal law, Chapin said. Since federal law still bans the production, transportation and distribution of marijuana, if the amendment passed, users would believe they would be protected by Colorado law, but federal law would supersede the

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State House District 31

QUESTIONS 1) Please use three words to describe your leadership style: 2) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job: 3) Please list your top three priorities if elected: 4) What role do you think the legislature should have with the build out of FasTracks? 5) What ideas do you have to promote job creation in your district?

Terms Winners of the state House district races serve two-year terms. Please note District 30 Libertarian candidate Shea Lantz did not respond to a request to complete a questionnaire.




Party: Democratic Address: PO Box 31392, Aurora CO 80041 Background: 26 years public service experience Contact:

Party: Republican Address: 48065 E. 38th Avenue, Bennett, CO 80102 Background: Served my country with the 82nd Airborne Division, 40 years experience in the engineering and construction field, married for 37 years, have five children and 13 grandchildren and I am in my second term on the Bennett School Board. Contact: 303-644-3230

Party: Republican Address: Friends of Beth Humenik, P.O. Box 33363, Northglenn, CO 80233-0363 Background: I have been an active participant in the Thornton community for 15 years: Thornton Planning Commission, Comprehensive Plan SubArea Committee, served on City Council for five years. Contact: 303-907-6995,

1) Investigate, Deliberate, Execute.

1) Strong, effective, advocate.

1) Through, Consensus building, Pragmatic 2) I have dedicated my life to working with families and children in need of assistance. I started my career at the Adams County Department of Social Services as an accounting clerk in child care. I ended my 26 years of public service as the deputy director of the Colorado Department of Human Services. I was responsible for six veteran nursing homes, three regional centers, and disabilities determination services. I have expertise in bringing a program in on budget and understand how not to waste taxpayer dollars. The department gave me the opportunity to work with a variety of people — from unskilled workers to people with doctorates, people of different ethnicities and abilities, and different political points of view. I learned that in order to make a difference, you need to listen to all opinions and positions, and develop solutions that take the best ideas from all to end up with a product that works for most. 3) Jobs, Education, and Ending Unfunded Mandates 4) Provide oversight to ensure taxpayers dollars are being used in the most efficient and effect way. 5) I support the Hire Colorado Plan that will allow for Colorado tax dollars to promote Colorado jobs. I also support the innovation tax credits that will create the high-tech and biotech jobs that will result in a strong economy.

2) Forty years of private sector problem solving skills, common sense and wisdom. 3) Raising the standards for K-12 education in Colorado and to be the best in the Nation. Overhaul child welfare programs in Colorado to put the needs of the child first. Get rid of Intrusive job killing regulations. 4) When I think of transportation problems here in Colorado, my first thoughts are to compare E-470, a private owned and operated highway, and C-470, state owned and operated highway. Both served the needs of transportation. The legislature should first investigate the possibility of a private concern building out and operating the FasTracks system before automatically assuming the state can do a better job than the private sector. 5) By getting rid of intrusive job killing regulations and offering tax incentives to companies to expand and hire new employees would be a good first start to promote creation in my district. We need to investigate the best practices in other states that have been successful in creation of new jobs and see if it will work here in Colorado.

2) As an educator, I see every day what really matters, the next generation of Coloradoans. We need to make sure that children have the best education possible and that their parents can get good jobs so they can afford to send their kids to college. 3) Focus will be on encouraging and seeing job creation initiated by businesses to help get folks back to work. Getting the economic structure turned around so we can get Colorado back on track.Will be working collaboratively to make sure that our children are getting a worldclass education. 4) The state legislature could send a strong message to ask ETD to find a way to get the system fully built out now, not in 2034 or beyond, however, realistically there is not much else the legislature may be able to do. 5) We need to find avenues for existing businesses to expand and grow so that they can create new jobs. We must find ways to help Colorado become more business friendly so that we can attract companies that will promote job creation. Current statutes that may be impeding business growth or that discourage companies who would otherwise want to bring business to Colorado should be reviewed and amended.

JOSEPH A. SALAZAR Party: Democrat Address: 2318 E. 116th Avenue, Thornton, CO Background: With deep family roots in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, I was primarily raised in Thornton, attending Adams County District 12 schools. I graduated from CU undergrad and DU law school. Contact: 303-335-7939 1) Collaborative, contemplative and decisive. 2) For nearly 18 years, I have protected Coloradans in my capacity as a state investigator and civil rights/constitutional law attorney. I have represented people of all political affiliations from the abuses of government. I testified as an expert witness on bipartisan bills designed to protect the constitutional rights of Coloradans and to protect people from predatory lenders. Also, I am a small business owner. I understand the complexities of starting a small business. Because of my skills, I am able to step into the Colorado legislature on day one and address complex issues. 3) Economy, education, transportation. 4) It is painfully obvious to people in the North Metro area that RTD has not been responsive to our commuter needs. I would advocate revisiting the powers and authorities afforded to the RTD board. I also would advocate for stronger legislative oversight over the FasTracks expansion. 5) Keep Colorado taxpayer dollars in Colorado. If Coloradoowned businesses have the capability to competently work on publicly funded projects, preference should be given to select these businesses for publicly funded projects. Also, we need to address how Colorado’s small businesses are taxed.

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Amendment to streamline personnel New rules would allow for more flexibility By Clarke Reader On November’s ballot voters will consider Amendment S, an issue that aims to modernize the state’s personnel system. The amendment would change rules in the state’s constitution concerning hiring and other details of the personnel system, which hasn’t been updated in more than 40


years, in an effort to make them more flexible. Currently, the state assesses a job applicant through standardized testing, but Amendment S would change things so that test scores aren’t the only thing taken into account when hiring someone. The amendment also creates a veterans hiring preference to help returning soldiers find a job in the civilian sector. The amendment would also expand the sources of employment for the state. For example, the constitution currently

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allows for an agency to only have three finalists for a job, states that applicants must be residents of Colorado, and places a limit on temporary work to six months. In response to these rules, Amendment S would allow for six finalists for a position, would allow job applicants to live within 30 miles of the state’s border, and would extend temporary work time to nine months. The state’s governor would also receive more responsibility over the personnel system with the passage of Amendment S. Governors would be able to exempt

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around 325 positions that are currently merit positions under the existing rules, which would allow them to be politically appointed. These positions include deputy directors and public information officers, among others. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Gov. John Hickenlooper and former governors Bill Ritter and Bill Owens came out in favor of the amendment and launched the “Yes on S” campaign. For information on the campaign and amendment, visit

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STEVE LEBSOCK Party: Democratic Address: 9620 Fred Drive Thornton, CO 80260 Background: Father, grandfather, husband, Marine Corps veteran, Westminster High School graduate. Worked full time in the corrugated box industry while attending college full time. Served on Thornton City Council from 20032011. Worked for the Department of Interior, U. S. Geological Survey. Steve’s son attends school in School District 12. Contact: 303-564-2676 1) Solutions oriented, listens. 2) Earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Approved budgets of approximately $200 million yearly, hiring and performance reviews of city manager, city attorney and municipal judge while serving on Thornton City Council from 2003-2011. Worked in a professional, business environment as a contract specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey. This position gave Steve the experience working with private business, contractors and government. 3) Jobs/economy, fully funding education and transportation improvements. 4) The legislature must work closely with the governor’s office and RTD to make sure the entire passenger rail system is completed. Currently, the people of Northglenn, Thornton, Federal Heights and the entire north metro area are paying taxes to RTD and have little to show for it. 5) Completing the North Metro line through Northglenn and Thornton will bring jobs to our district, Adams County and Colorado. The state of Colorado should provide business incentives for Colorado businesses who employee Colorado citizens.

JODINA BOUNCHE WIDHALM Party: Republican Address: 4 White Pelican Circle Thornton, CO 80241 Background: Adams County resident for 16 years. Contact: 1) Vision, Integrity, Dedication 2) I have a clear vision of what the legislature should do to help create jobs in Colorado, and I will work relentlessly to drive it to completion. I have the integrity to deal honestly with my constituents, and work toward common goals. I will work with the dedication doing whatever is necessary to complete the vision. 3) 1) Economy 2) Job growth 3) Education 4) Ensuring fairness in fund distribution 5) I would look to eliminate tax-payer funded programs that are attempting to compete with and/or eliminate jobs that are held by private citizens. I want to promote the free-enterprise system.

DAVID ROSE Party: Democrat Address: 457 Poppy Drive, Brighton, CO 80601 Background: Elementary principal for Brighton school for 32 years and served as Brighton councilman and mayor for six years. Served on the RTD board for eight years and on the Brighton urban renewal commission for 10 years. Contact: www.rosehd56. com 1) Collaborative, creative, problem solver 2) I think my experience as an educational leader for 36 years and as a nonpartisan elected official are a benefit. As a nonpartisan politician I strive to find the best solution that is best for the people and solving issues that benefit the people the most. 3) Continue to create more jobs and working opportunities for people. Make sure to provide affordable health care for all Coloradoans. Ensure we have sufficient funding for schools as well as infrastructure. 4) I was on the RTD board when we approved FasTracks and I supported the fact that we make sure it is done on schedule. I think legislature needs to follow through with that list of priorities. The RTD board of directors need the pressure put on them to uphold that promise. We need to hold their feet to the fire on what they initially promised. 5) We have been successful in Brighton for the past 10 years in the energy industry and we need to continue that success. Keep a balanced approach and support additional jobs in wind and solar energy. But we also need to find a balance between additional jobs and the environment.

1) Please use three words to describe your leadership style: 2) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job: 3) Please list your top three priorities if elected: 4) What role do you think the legislature should have with the build out of FasTracks? 5) What ideas do you have to promote job creation in your district? Terms Winners of the state senate seats serve a four-year term. Please note that District 25 Libertarian candidate Ronald Schweizer did not respond to a request to complete a questionnaire.

MARY HODGE Party: Democrat (Incumbent) Address: 447 Poplar Circle, Brighton, CO 80601 Background: Married, two sons, five grandchildren, small business owner, graduate Idalia High School, UNC, teacher, motel owner, transportation experience, state representative eight years, senator four years Contact: 303-659-3298 1) laid-back, quietly attentive 2) Ability to listen, availability to constituents, varied work experience giving broad knowledge areas 3) Balance the budget in a way that reflects the needs of the district — including education. Continue working of job sources such as the Spaceport and other new ideas. Water infrastructure. 4) Supporting moving forward rapidly. 5) Examining tax credits, enterprise zone credits, streamlining regulations.


Party: Republican Address: PO Box 305, Strasburg, CO 80136 Background: I am a retired federal agent (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agent, former police officer from NY, a Gulf War Vet (USCG Port Security Unit), small business owner, married living in Strasburg. Contact: 303-9909837 (message only) www.SampsonForStateSenate. com 1) Practical, common sense.

2) As a former federal agent and police officer, and honorably discharged Gulf War veteran, I have strong leadership skills, honesty and integrity.

3) Tax reform, reducing regulations, and addressing the water needs of the state. The population of Colorado will double by 2050 and we need to resolve the issue of water before it becomes a serious problem.

4) Since this matter is now in the courts, the legislature should not get involved and allow the litigation process to take its course. 5) I’d like to see less governmental taxation and regulation of small businesses in an effort to encourage businesses to relocate to Colorado and to Adams County. In order to encourage businesses to locate in Colorado we must make it profitable for them to do so.

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Perlmutter for re-election The frank and spirited debates between incumbent congressman Ed Perlmutter and Republican challenger Joe Coors speak well for the 7th Congressional District. The two have endured a busy forum schedule with plenty of appearances for voters to listen and compare. In contrast, turnout for many state House and Senate forums have been checkered — but that is different matter. As for the 7th, we give the nod to Perlmutter on balance and results. Perlmutter has performed well and should keep his place in Washington. Perlmutter has the right idea for the Affordable Health Care Act, dubbed Obamacare. Perlmutter said it needs work — not dumping — and there are some things about the act that will need to be fixed — many of these items he notes are unknown until all aspects of the act have had time to play out after they go into effect in 2014. The fact that both Coors and Perlmutter generally agree on allowing parents to keep their children on their health insurance policies until age 26 and share other concerns about health care shows that the act has some good and should not be put on the scrap heap, as suggested by some political factions. We know Coors says “yes” and Perlmutter says “no” to extending the Bush tax cuts. Perlmutter is open to some adjustment upward of the $250,000 salary benchmark for the specified tax. Each says the other is dead wrong on whether the eliminating the cut will cause job loss with affected high income business owners. On this matter, we urge Perlmutter to come over to the Coors side a little bit and further consider impacts on employment through higher taxes for higher income earners. If presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins, Perlmutter will be pressed on this issue, but we know he has the skills to find good compromises. By the same token Coors would need to open up his compromise skills as opposed to his view in one debate we watched where he called keeping the tax cut a compromise in itself. Regardless of which way the party pendulum swings, we believe Perlmutter has the best perspectives on the needs of the region. He is quick to see things that need to be fixed, such as recently joining with other lawmakers to support a repeal of a pending 1099 requirement. The change would lead to a flood of paperwork for business owners in 2012 being required to file 1099s to any individual or corporation in addition to contracted workers from which they buy more than $600 in goods and services in a year. Coors has a strong backbone of beliefs, impressive experience in business, and we admire his work in the community. The district will be well served whichever man wins. Perlmutter works hard to connect with his constituents, and he is recognized often for his pragmatism — or in plain words — his ability to work all corners of a room. He is very quick to cut to the details and find answers. In a race with two good candidates, we give the nod to Perlmutter to stay on the job.


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Happening in our backyards The horrific death of Jessica Ridgeway here in Westminster brings this tragedy so close to home. I tend to push aside such evil deeds when I hear or read about them. I assume that this could never happen to me or in my neighborhood.” Her untimely death shows us how precious life is, and we never know what is around the corner in our lives. When I heard the FBI profiler on the news provide a description of the killer, it really caught my attention. When watching “Criminal Minds” on TV I never dreamed that I would be hearing similar descriptions from a FBI profiler right here in our own community.

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As I watched the press conferences in front of the Westminster Public Safety Building, I hoped and prayed each time the spokesman would tell us that Jessica had been found and was unharmed. Unfortunately, our worst nightmare happened instead. Throughout the search for Jessica, I was so impressed with the professionalism of the Westminster Police Department personnel. Spokesman Trevor Materasso was exceptional in his reports to the public. And Police Chief Lee Birk’s heartfelt expression in announcing the identification of Jessica’s body was real, and you could see the pain he was experiencing. Birk cares for his community, and I believe him when he said that law enforcement will track down the killer.

Legislation needed

Colorado is one of a handful of states which does not have the death penalty for the rape of children who are 13 years old or younger. Forty five states have enacted laws that impose the death penalty in such heinous crimes. It is time for the Colorado State Legislature to take up this law again and pass it. Our Legislature considered such punishment in 2008, but it was

not enacted. We need all the tools possible to dissuade perverted conduct on our children and grandchildren.

Who to believe

Who should the American public believe in the unfolding account of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya? On the one hand, we learn via congressional hearings that the U.S. State Department acknowledged it had rejected appeals for more security at its diplomatic posts in Libya in the months before the fatal terrorist attack at our embassy in Benghazi. On the other hand, Vice President Joe Biden stated emphatically in the vice presidential debate that “we weren’t told” that Americans on the ground wanted security bolstered. I have a hard time believing that the president and vice president would not know of such a request given the volatile situation in Libya and the Middle East. Plus, the administration’s misfire statements on what triggered the attack on our embassy gives further pause as to the truthfulness and transparency of the Obama Administration. Initially, administration officials said the attack ap-

peared to be ignited by an anti-Islamic video. Subsequently, they acknowledged the assault on the embassy was a premeditated terrorist attack. It is a hard and costly lesson regarding the need to beef-up the security at our embassies. And it is a troubling example of trying to spin information to the American public when the administration would look bad with inadequate security in one of the world’s most dangerous areas.

Deeper and deeper The headline provided the grim facts — Federal Deficit tops $1 Trillion for Fourth Year. As a nation, we just keep piling up the debt. It’s like a credit card without any spending limit! However, the piper has to be paid and it needs to start right away. Our $16 trillion debt has compromised our fiscal stability. And wait until interest rates start coming back up. There will be more interest to pay along with the debt that has incurred over the past 12 years. It started with George Bush and then Barack Obama has escalated it. Two wars, a generous prescription plan, unsuccessful stimulus packages and Obamacare have put our federal government in a deep, deep fiscal hole. We need leadership that will have the perseverance to turn this trend around. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

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for Newmont International Services Limited (Englewood, CO) Maintain all laboratory operations. Reqs: Doctorate* in Metallurgical Engg & 1 yr exp which must incl: project mgmt of gold extraction; preparation of proposals & quotations; mineral processing testwork for flowsheet dsgn & optimization; heap leach simulation; exp w/ Bioleach/biooxidation; exp in mineralogical analysis; & utilizing Excel, Microsoft Project & Visio. *Employer will accept a Bachelor's deg & 5 yrs exp. Travel reqd 20% of the time. Apply online at: and reference job number 121740.


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit


Opportunity Backed by BBB, No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at

Help Wanted

Work in Lakewood!

Clever Kids needs preschool assistant. Must have 6 credits in Early Childhood. Schedule is M-F, 8 - 5. benefits include vacation, health insurance, IRA. 303-236-9400

Part Time Spanish Teachers

and assistants needed for South East Denver area for Spanish program at Elementary Schools. Please e-mail your resume to: or fax 303-840-8465


Would you love to help someone else? Flexible hours‌prior experience caring for seniors helpful. We’re looking for loving, compassionate people who live in South Metro Denver! Call 303-990-4561 today!


Arapahoe Park Pediatrics

seeks an experienced PRN RN, LPN or MA. Applicants must have the following qualifications: 2-3 years pediatric RN, LPN or MA experience EMR or EHR Giving immunizations Detail oriented Team environment Fast paced environment Communicate efficiently and effectively Email resume to Reference "APP RN" in the subject line.

REL109 CONSTRUCTION SKILLS? CONSTRUCTION SKILLS? Secure jobs w/paid training. Great salary, medical/dental and $ for school. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri 1800-237-7392, ext. 331.

Canty’s Financial Strategies

5720 Zephyr St, Arvada is hiring data-entry Bookkeeping Assistant and Tax Preparer. Must have experience with 10key, must pass background check. QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, W2, 1099 production experience a plus. Must be self motivated, punctual and detail oriented. Call (303) 424-8757 for positions or apply at location

Need Residential Snow Removal

Sidewalk & driveway in Arvada 303-425-1263 SIGN ON BONUS FOR CNA'S Provide in-home care for Seniors 720-875-1800.

PART TIME WORK!!! College Students / HS Seniors FLEX SCHED. / GREAT PAY!!! Cust. Sales/Service / No Exp Req All Ages 17+ / Cond. apply. Littleton: 303-274-3608 Lakewood: 303-274-8824 Arvada: 303-426-4755 Aurora: 303-337-7135

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Caregivers Needed: Looking for experienced, qualified, & compassionate caregivers in the Castle Rock area. We have openings now to fill. Please call Preferred Care at Home at


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Currently a state certified drinking water treatment plant operator? Want to star t your own contract operations company? Water companies in Delta County are looking for a contract operations company to assume ORC responsibilities for a retiring operator. For additional information please contact Francis at 970-921-3738.

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ourcolorado TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100



A premier company in Sedalia is seeking positive, reliable individuals, preferably from the South Denver area (Sedalia, Columbine, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, Southglenn, Lone Tree) to join an erosion control company performing Labor and Equipment Operator duties. M – F 6:30am – 5pm. Experience necessary. Don’t miss your chance to work for a highly respected Colorado company.



• Experience with Erosion Control. • Ability to pass a drug, alcohol, and background screen. • MUST have reliable transportation.

APPLY AT: or CALL 720.972.4068 for more information

To apply for these positions, join us at one of our application sessions being held at 1 PM on the following dates:

• 10/18/12 • 10/23/12 • 10/25/12 These application sessions begin promptly at 1:00 PM at the location listed below:

Hampton Inn 3095 W. County Line Rd. Littleton, CO 80129

I.T. Support Technician


IT Support Technician, City of Black Hawk. $49,010 – $66,308 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations, visit for application documents and more information about the City of Black Hawk. Requirements: AA degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information System, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field; minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in a data processing and client server environment, with installation/maintenance on computers and training of staff. Working experience with OS installs on workstations and servers, setup users on network and Exchange, TCP/IP networks DNS, Active Directory, adding extension to Avaya IP Office, ability to restore servers; valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record. Work scheduled is MonFri 8 am – 5 pm with rotating on-call duty to include evenings, weekends and holidays. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, completed City application with copies of certifications and driver’s license to: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are no longer accepting e-mailed applications. EOE.

The City of Black Hawk is now hiring officers into it’s growing police force. $54,033 - $73,104 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit for application documents and more information on the Black Hawk Police Department. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record and at least 21 years of age. Candidates must be Colorado Post certified by January 1, 2013. Applications submitted early will be processed first. Candidates who submitted applications within the past 6 months will not be considered for this position vacancy. To be considered for this limited opportunity, a completed City application, Police Background Questionnaire and copies of certifications must be received by the closing date, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:00 P.M., MDST, Attention: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are no longer accepting e-mailed applications. EOE.

NOW HIRING Leading regional contractor, 100+ yrs in business, has the following openings for work on bridge/earthwork projects in the Denver area: Project Manager Carpenter

Estimator Laborer

Foreman Equipment Operator

These are exciting opportunities to work for one of the top contractors in the business. Excellent benefits. Physical & Drug Screen req’d. Equal Opportunity Employer - Qualified women & minorities are encouraged to apply. Send resume/ salary req. by mail to: Personnel, PO Box 398 Wichita, KS. 67201-0398, or e-mail at or visit us online at

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October 18, 2012



TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Livestock 2010 Grass Fed Miniature Hereford Steer

about 650-700Lbs. $700.00 303-803-4216

GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Garage Sales CRAFTERS WANTED: St Rose of Lima craft fair.

Nov 17 & 18. Contact Tammy @ 720-937-4984


4567 Dusty Pine Trail Saturday Oct. 20th 8am-noon. TV'a, VCR's + movies, Nancy Drew games, walkie talkie, comp. monitor, key board, mouse, deep fryer, humidifier, twin sheet sets, shoes, power washer and furniture, pet carriers, bike seat, drafting instruments, guy stuff.

Moving sale

2800 W 110th Ct., Westminster. Oct 19-20 7-1pm. Furniture, xmas, housewares, games, books, music, crafts



Firewood Sale

Ponderosa Pine split $165 a cord $95 a half cord $55 a quarter cord Pick up only Smaller sizes $120 a cord 303-746-0444

Wanted to Buy

Family in Christ Church 5th Annual Craft Fair Friday, October 19, 10am-4pm & Saturday, October 20, 9am-3pm 11355 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster Suggested admission is nonperishable food for the Growing Home Food Pantry. Café and Cookie Walk available to support our Nursery & Children’s Ministries.

Wanted Crafters / Vendors

November 17th for Englewood High Schools' Annual Holiday Sale benefiting EHS special needs students and Englewood Unleashed Chili Cook Pleas call 303-806-2239 for reservation

Firewood Bulk Firewood

Logs, various hardwoods, random links, you load, you haul. $60.00 for pick up load. Split firewood also available. 303-431-8132



12 Ft Alum Fishing Boat,

We Buy + Consign

50's & 60's furniture, lamps, art, teak, signs, fun & unusual household pieces & antiques. Mod Mood 303-502-7899

Trucks, 4x4's, SUVs Bought. 303-455-4141

with swivel seats, boat trailer, trolling motor, oars, accessories. Excellent condition $685. 303-250-5019




We Buy Cars

Trucks, SUVs & Vans Running or not. Any condition Under $1000 (303)741-0762


DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to the developmental disabled. Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 12 years of service

For Sale

Sell your unwanted goods here, call 303-566-4100 ourcolorado

$202.25 a cord for Pine, Fir & Aspen some areas may require a delivery charge. Scrap Metal hauling also available 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173 Wicker Wing back chair and footstool $130, Antique Sewing table $75, Pewter collection $190. Doll house $200, Other items too numerous to mention. Please call 303 -815-4795


Kids Oak Twin Bedroom Set

with loft bed, desk 5 drawers & shelves, plus 5 drawer dresser, sold with mattress. $500 303-972-5813

Red Victorian Style Couch,

scroll armrests, beautiful tapestry fabric, Black beaded trim $199


Tempurpedic Allura

King size mattress with low profile sand colored box. New condition, $2,000 (less than half the price of a new mattress). Location Highlands Ranch golf club area community. 303-517-6817

TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100


Purebred Black Labs

for sale. Good Hunting/Family Dogs, Smart, Healthy Calm & Gentile nature, Mom & Dad onsite, Ready to go. Call Nancy (303)688-9523 or (720)272-7315

Lost and Found

Lawn and Garden Arts & Crafts

Boats and Water Sports

Auctions Public Auction:

Adams County Self Storage 5999 Pecos St. Denver, CO 80221 303-477-3844 On November 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.


French For Kids

French lessons for 3-12 year olds at Parker Library. 1/2 hour or hour lessons and discounts for more than one child. I thought French in the Cherry Creek Schools. Minored in French in College and have been to France. $40/hour or $25/half hour. Flexible schedule. Call Carla @



9hp 28" two stage, wheel driven snow thrower. $400 cash, you pick up. 303-986-9153 Alice

Health and Beauty For Women Only

"The Pileggi Technique" for all weight and health issues. The creator of the Lymph Stretch, Personal trainer, house calls available. Call Miss Gina @ (719)689-0657 Very Reasonable.

New and Used Stair Lifts

Long time insured Colorado dealer A American Stair Lifts $1350 used-$2350 For new. (303)466-5253

Electric Lift 20' working height with out riggers & with tip trailer. 303-425-0753 Musical Lowrey Carnival Organ Perfect condition rarley played. Original price $12,000 asking $3,000. 303-467-1884


Misc. Notices

Robin's Piano Studio

Private piano lessons ages 5 and up; Piano Readiness classes for ages 3-5 Member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers Located near Park Meadows Mall Robin M Hall 303-790-2781

Lost and Found

Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

Personals Active Senior Lady would

like to meet active senior gentleman 75 + for fun and friendship. Castle Rock area Call MJ at 303660-6548

Lost small black female dog, medical

issues help bring home. Lost Wednesday August 15 in Golden/Lakewood area. Reward 303-718-6943

Please Recycle this Publication when Finished



Public Notice

We are missing our son's beloved cat. Nightwind is a 9 year old male Maine Coon (Black/Tan Tabby) declawed indoor cat. If you have any information on Nightwind, please contact 303-908-2693. ASAP. Thank you.

Legal Notice of Application

For Local News Notification is hereby given that KeyBank National Association, 127 Anytime Public of the Visit Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 has filed an application with the Day Comptroller of the Currency on October 18, 2012 as specified in 12 CFR 5 in the Comptroller’s Manual for National Banks, for permission to relocate the Lakewood branch from 333 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado 80226 to the corner of Alameda Avenue and Vance Street, Denver, Jefferson County, Colorado 80226.

Lost Cat

Friday October 5th in Mesa View Estates in Golden "Peaches" Tortoise - Brown w/flecks of gold, 1 year old. Had collar with information. $100 reward 303-2162600 720-849-2209

Autos for Sale Miscellaneous



Any person wishing to comment on this application may file comments in writing with the Deputy Comptroller, Central District, 440 S. LaSalle Street, One Financial Place, Suite 2700, Chicago, Illinois 60605 within 30 days of the date of this publication. The nonconfidential portions of the application are on file with the Deputy Comptroller as part of the public file. This file is available for public inspection during regular business hours.

Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC

999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicles are for sale: 01. 1989 Silver Honda Civic Vin #052336 02. 1996 Blue Ford Crown Victoria Vin #197941 03. 2001 White Nissan Sentra Vin #492174 04. White Chevy Silverado Vin#296642

KeyBank National Association Member F.D.I.C.

SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Adult Care Care Provider by a Senior For Senior's "I understand your

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Alarm Systems





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Carpet Cleaning

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


We are community.

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Aquaman Carpet Cleaning LLC $20 per room basic clean Non toxic solutions Pet specialist 30 day guarantee Call Josh 720-626-1650

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12 years experience. Great References


Home Cleaning LLC Home & Office Cleaning Service Dependable, Weekends Available, Free Estimates

720-203-3356 720-202-0320

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Just Details Cleaning Service

When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984

For more information visit:

Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

Computer Services

Cowboy Consulting 303-526-2739





Dry wall repair specialist. 30yrs. Experience, Insured Satisfaction guaranteed Call Ed 720-328-5039

30+ years experience Insured Free estimates Darrell 303-915-0739

FREE Estimates


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

Concrete Mike

Concrete Work, Patios, Driveways, Sidewalks, Tear Out, Replace, Colored. Reasonable Rates Office 303-840-7347 Mobile 303-902-1503

A Quality Handyman 720-4222532

A HOME REPAIR & REMODELING HANDYMAN •Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs



303-425-0066 303-431-0410

General Repair & Remodel Paul Boggs Master Electrician Licensed/Insured/Guaranteed


Affordable Electrician 20 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

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

G & E CONCRETE Residential/Commercial Flatwork • Patios • Driveways • Garages • Foundations • Walks • Tearout/Replace 25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates - References Free Estimates 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559

J-Star Concrete

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

Navarro Concrete, Inc. Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado. 303-423-8175

Complete Res / Com Service Panel & meter, Hot tub, A.C, Furnace, Ceiling & Attic Fans, Kitchen Appliances, Interior & Exterior Lighting, TV, Stereo, Phone, Computer, Surge Protection, Switch & Outlet Replacement, Back up Generators, Aluminum Splicing & Repair

(720) 221-4662

Radiant Lighting Service **

Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326

Fence Services BATUK FENCING

Alan’s Garage Door Service

Repair & Replace Garage Doors, Openers & Springs. Licensed and Insured 30 yrs. Experience Servicing the Denver West and North areas 303-438-1083 303-903-7602

Massa Construction 303-642-3548


$$$ Reasonable Rates On:

Lennox furnaces, overstocked air conditioners. We service all brands (303)530-1254

Grafner Heating & Cooling LLC



Office/Residential/Vacancies Churches/Foreclosures Insured/Bonded 303-429-9220 "We do it all from ceiling to floor."

HOME REPAIRS INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186 H Bathroom H Basements Construction H Kitchens Serving Douglas H Drywall County for 30 years BASEMENTS H | BATHROOMS Decks| KITCHENS

Oak Valley

Serving Douglas County for 30 Years

Licensed & Insured

Licensed & Insured 303-688-5021

"$$$ Reasonable Rates On:

*Trash Cleanup: old furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. *Replacement of Decorative Rock *Hauling: trash, old sod, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup, References Servicing the Denver West and North areas Mark 303.432.3503


You Call - I Haul Basements Garages Houses Construction Debris Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured


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


Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Heavy Hauling

Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384

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

1444 Maple Ave., Denver, CO 80223 303-733-7040 • 303-733-2512

*Lawn Maint: Leaf Cleanup, Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal. Firewood for sale Del. avail. *Hauling: trash, old fencing, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup. Refs. Servicing the Denver West and North areas Mark: 303.432.3503

AAA-Sprinkler Solutions

Professional Installations & Repairs. Lifetime Warranty +SOD INSTALLATION $AVE MONEY AND WATER Fast, friendly service. All work guaranteed! 303-523-5859

RVK Window & House Cleaning Residential/Commercial detailed cleaning. 8 years experience Radek 720-202-8325


LANDSCAPE • Tree & Stump Removal • Spring Clean-Ups & Plant Pruning • Irrigation System Turn-Ons & Repairs • New Irrigation Systems • New Plantings • Retaining Walls & Paver Patios • Complete Landscape Design & Construction CO REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Licensed 720.436.6340 Insured

SHORTY'S LANDSCAPING "???Need Lawn Mowing???"

Trash & Junk Removal

(303) 646-4499

Great Pricing On

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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

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


starts complete $3500 or high efficiency furnace & AC available with rebates. Licensed & Insured. (303)423-5122

Ron Massa

Hauling Service

Garage Doors

House Keeping


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

Heating/ Air Conditioning

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured

Call Ray Worley CALL 303-995-4810



Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance

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

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

Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 303-319-6783

S & H Heating and Cooling is a family-owned company doing business in the Denver area for 65 years with the same phone number the entire time! We specialize in quality installation, clean and efficient work and fair pricing. We don’t have a salesman so we don’t need to charge any commission. There are available rebates of up to $1120 on a full system. Now is the time to call Von or Chase Honnecke for a friendly, accurate and current bid.

FBM Concrete

Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. 25yrs exp. Free estimates (720)217-8022

Lawn/Garden Services

Professional Junk Removal

All phases to include

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs

House Cleaning Residential and commercial 21 years Experience References available on request 303-431-5227

Sanders Drywall Inc.


All Phases of Flat Work by

Hauling Service

303-274-9349. 12 years exp. Affordable, Insured, FREE est. Landscaping, aerating, sprinkler installs, makeovers & more!

Alpine Landscape Management Aerate, Fertilize, Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Weekly Mowing. Sr. Disc.


An experienced company

now offering mowing, aeration, fertilizing, weed control, cust. triming, lndscping. Jim 303-424-1832

We are community.

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

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October 18, 2012 Lawn/Garden Services Columbine Lawn & Sprinkler Sprinkler Blowouts $40

Aeration $40 Fertilization $30 Gutter Cleanouts $35 and up Licensed Plumber and Custom Contracting Hardwood Floors, Fencing, Remodels

Tony 720-210-4304



30 yrs experienced brick layer


Patios, brick laying, block work, pavers, & tile work. Brick fireplaces & chimneys. Call Matt (303)419-3424

Medical Spinal Adjustment $25.00. David Goodfield 720-540-7700 see my ad in the Professional Service Guide


Your neighborhood painter for over 25 years. Resident of Westwoods. Insured.

For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES in the metro area

Specializing in re-paints & new construction


Non Medical Home Care Transportation Light household chores Personal care etc!


720-346-9109 303-552-4289 Painting

• Fall Aeration • Fertilization • Lawn Over Seeding • Sod • Rock • Bush Trimming • Lawn Clean Ups - Starting in November

Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements

starting at $45.00 Aeration/fertilization package $75.00 Sign up now for next summer weekly mowing at this season pricing. 303-999-7058


30 years Interior/Exterior Free Estimates (303)423-5465

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


A Tree Stump Removal Company

We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. (720)234-3442

A-1 Stump Removal Stump grinding specialist. Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 30 yrs exp. Firewood Call Terry 303-424-7357

Residential/Commercial New equipment installs, mobile phone viewing from anywhere in the world, NO more monthly monitoring fees. Free estimates. Night vision, long distance capable cameras, concealed cameras,


CCTV and IP. 303-994-9683

Year End Rates


Sprinkler blow-outs

Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters

Lynx Video Security

Interior • Exterior Deck Repair





Fully Insured Free Estimates References

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

Roofing-Repairs Flat/Shingle, FREE Estimates


30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172

Tree Service


power washing decks & fences.

Perez Painting $


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

We're here to help the elderly & infirm with...

Serving Northern Colorado for 16 years

25+ years serving the Denver Metro area


Interior / Exterior

Dreilng Lawn Service FALL SAVINGS

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Misc. Services

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Snow Removal

Plowing Commercial Properties 27 years experience Free Estimates

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

AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215

ALAN Urban Plumbing

Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

New, Remodel, Repair, Heating, A/C & Boilers, Camera & Locating Drain Cleaning. (303)423-5122

* Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks

Dirty Jobs Done Dirt Cheap

30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874

Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs, Drains as low as $75.00 Free phone Quotes 720-308-6696. 24/7

Majestic Tree Service 720-231-5954 Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Fence Installation Stump Grinding Free Estimates

Just Sprinklers Inc Licensed and Insured

Affordable Rates

Residential /Commercial

• System Startup • Winterizations • Install, Repair • Service & Renovations

System Winterizations $35.00 Free Estimates

Window Service

Senior Discounts

Stephen D Williams 25 Plus Years Exp

Rocky Mountain Contractors

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

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YOUR VIEW Homegrown candidate

If you want someone who truly understands the needs of the Thornton community, Joe Salazar is the right state representative candidate for you. Joe grew up in Thornton, raised by hard-working middle class parents. He attended Woodglen Elementary, Northeast Junior High and graduated from Thornton High School. Fueled by his passion for education, Joe graduated from the University of Colorado, and DU Law School. Upon graduation, Joe and his wife decided to raise their own family in Thornton. As a civil rights attorney, Joe Salazar has been fighting for the underserved, the unemployed, and those who otherwise would not have a voice. Now, he is working hard to be a voice for his Thornton neighbors at the state capitol. Please vote for a homegrown candidate who understands the needs of the Thornton community. Vote for Joe Salazar for State Representative, House District 31, Judy Solano Representative for House District 31

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October 18, 2012

Adams 12 opposes Amendment 64 School district added to a long list of organizations against measure

‘It’s just so odd that they would try to get more votes by trying to send money to education.’

By Darin Moriki The Adams 12 Five Star School board has joined a long list of organizations that are taking a firm position against Amendment 64, a statewide ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use. A resolution, approved by the board during its Oct. 3 meeting, supports an Adams County Youth Initiative campaign against Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012. Among the reasons cited in the resolution to oppose Amendment 64 are Increased harm to the state’s education environment, threats to workplace safety programs, increased impaired driving risks and conflicts with federal law. School board members Robert Willsey, District 2, and Rico Figueroa, District 4, voted against the resolu-

Norman Jennings, District 1 school board member tion. Figueroa said he would have supported a resolution opposing the use of marijuana tax revenues for schools. “I think it makes sense to say that, if we don’t want our kids using marijuana, it makes sense for us to say that we also don’t want proceeds from that to come to education,” Figueroa said. “We should be focused on teaching our kids to use their critical thinking skills and make their own life choices. I don’t think it’s any better for them to not do it because they can’t get it — I want them to not do it, because they choose not to do it.” The amendment, which will be considered by Coloradans on the November general election ballot, would make Colorado one of the first states in the country to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes and enact a tax to benefit the state’s public school capital construction assistance fund. Voters in Oregon and Washington will be considering similar measures on Election Day. Amendment 64 would amend the Colorado Constitution to include a

section in Article 18 that would legalize the growth, transport and sale of marijuana for recreational use; permit anyone 21 years old or older to possess and consume up to one ounce of marijuana; and allow for the operation of marijuana retail stores, manufacturing facilities and testing facilities statewide. “It has got to be the most inappropriate pot sweetener devised on an amendment,” said District 1 school board member Norman Jennings. “It just sends all the wrong messages. It’s just so odd that they would try to get more votes by trying to send money to education.” Fellow school board member Mark D. Clark, District 5, agreed. “Our kids already have so much going on in their lives and there’s so many things that pulling them one way or another,” Clark said. “I just think that we need to make a stand, because it does affect our kids and our schools.” Adams County Youth Initiative is a local, nonprofit organization created to address youth education issues.

Decorating tricks that treat your Halloween party guests While displaying ghosts and goblins is great for the kids and the standard for Halloween decor, how about getting into the spirit but with a bit more sophistication this year? If you are throwing a Halloween party

for those adults who are kids at heart, a spooky holiday theme can still be part of the festivities, but with a touch of panache. There are many directions you can go with a decoration theme. Certainly there are

the colors of black and orange that can be integrated into the decor and the use of pumpkins or candles, which still scream Halloween but can be displayed elegantly. Gary LaVasser, academic director in Set & Exhibit Design at The Art Institute of California - Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, says that while everyone thinks of orange and black, consider the combination of dark red and black. At Halloween, any time black is used it represents scariness, and the dark red can be symbolic of blood. “For a more sophisticated look, combine dark red arrangements of roses, cover them in black hat veiling

so that you see the roses through the veil and tie them together with black satin ribbon,” he suggested. “If you want to go a little further, place the arrangement on an inexpensive black placemat and drip dark red nail polish from a few rose petals onto the placemat. It will look like the roses are bleeding.” LaVasser also has these tips for alternative but sophisticated Halloween decor: • Use vintage Halloween toys from the 1930s, 40s or 50s as part of the design. If they are worn they have more character. Combine them with garlands of silk fall leaves available at most

craft stores, tree branches or wheat and place on mantels or dining tables. • Paint objects black that normally are not this color. For example, jack-o-lanterns are orange so spray them black for a twist on a familiar item. Also consider painting real flowers black. To make objects more interesting, select different black textures such as using matte, glitter, satin, gloss or metallic paints. • The colors of fall are rich earth tones and these colors also associate with Halloween. Add a little “punch” by using a deep purple color. It can be an interesting contrast to oranges and gold tones. Also consider using

metallic gold, copper and pewter colors. You can paint leaves or pumpkins with these shades as well. LaVasser adds that one can look for inspiration among different cultures and how they celebrate certain holidays or Halloween. A Latino tradition is Day of the Dead, observed on November 1st and 2nd, which celebrates family and friends who have passed. “Day of the Dead decor includes folk art, candles, colorful flowers and bright ribbons together with skeletons,” says LaVasser. “This theme offers great options for Halloween.” Source: Brandpoint (Formerly ARA Content)

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Boulder bombs on booze biz

Photographer Carole Gallagher stands next to her exhibit Oct. 11 at The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon St. in Arvada.

Snapshots of the nuclear age Rocky Flats Cold War Museum traces history By Clarke Reader Rocky Flats may be closed, but its effects still cast a shadow. In an effort to offer a place for discussion from all parties, and to show all generations what the birth and progression of the nuclear age looked like, the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum has opened in Olde Town Arvada, 5612 Yukon St. “We want to show the story of Rocky Flats from multiple perspectives — the environmental issues, the life of the workers and the people who protested it,” said Conny Bogaard, project manager. “The goal is to build a platform where the community can come together to examine the legacy.” The museum’s inaugural exhibit is “Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age,” an Atomic Photographers Guild collection of photos of the landscapes, people and aftermaths of nuclear testing and power plants. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30. The exhibit is curated by Robert Del Tredici, the founder of the Atomic Photographers Guild, and features not only photos of the history of Rocky Flats, but also of the Trinity Explosion in Alamogordo, N.M., and photos from Yoshito Matsushige, the only photographer allowed to photograph Hiroshima after the bombing. The social impacts are also documented with photos of protests after the disasters at Three Mile Island, Chernob-

IF YOU GO WHAT: Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age WHERE: Rocky Flats Cold War Museum 5612 Yukon St., Arvada WHEN: Through Nov. 30 Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays Noon to 4 p.m. INFORMATION: 720-287-1717,

Is Boulder crying in its beer? While the city may have thought it would get the only Trader Joe’s in Colorado with a liquor license, Denver snagged that shot. When both stores open next year, Denver customers will be able to buy liquor and check out in an attached area of the store. The grocery and liquor sections will share a common entrance, but liquor sales must be completed separately. How did Denver grab the liquor biz from Boulder? “We’re a better and bigger market so they can sell more (liquor) here,” said a source close to the deal. “Our process (to obtain a liquor license) is faster and cleaner, and Boulder blabbed about getting a liquor store. Denver kept its mouth shut.” The initial hearing — the first step in the liquor license process — will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 26. The store will have to jump through a few city-required hoops before getting the final sign-off. Both Boulder and Denver Trader Joe’s stores are expected to open around the same time next year.

Tops and Temps

A photograph on display showing one of 20 Infinity Rooms at Rocky Flats at The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon St. in Arvada. Photos by Andy Carpenean

‘I always wondered what happened to the people who lived near the testing areas.’ Carole Gallagher, photographer yl and Fukushima. “This exhibit is partly a story of Colorado and local concerns, but it also shows the global concern,” Bogaard said. Local photographer Carole Gallagher, who has spent years documenting the lives of those affected by nuclear use, has a display of her works about people who lived near the testing in Nevada. Gallagher, who grew up in New York City, said she was raised during the time of great fear of a nuclear strike being imminent. “I always wondered what happened to the people who lived near the testing areas,” she said. “So in my work I focused on workers, downwinders and atomic veterans.” Gallagher said she really came to admire the workers at these sites, who really put their lives on the line for their country. Many of Gallagher’s stark, black and white photos, show people who lived in Nevada while nuclear tests were

going on and were told that they were safe, only to develop a wide-range of health issues, including a variety of cancers and bone diseases. “This exhibit really has captured the first moments of the nuclear age, and when it will end we don’t know,” Gallagher said. Bogaard is careful to note that the museum and its exhibit is not a condemnation of nuclear power or Rocky Flats, but is a place that brings to light issues about nuclear use that still are up for debate. “We raise a lot of questions, and it’s not necessarily about having the answers,” she said. “Instead, we want it to be something people think and talk about, and come away with a new understanding.” The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information call 720-2871717 or visit www.rockyflatsmuseum. org.

“I Can’t Help Myself” but I’m on “Cloud Nine” because The Four Tops and The Temptations will provide the entertainment for Saturday Night Alive, the signature fundraiser for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, on March 2. Tickets are now on sale at Jamie Angelich and Mimi Roberson will chair this year’s event, which includes one of the chi-chi-est silent auctions, surprise box sale, dinner, desserts and dancing in the Seawell Ballroom. Individual tickets start at $375 and corporate tables of 10 start at $6,000.

Bountiful harvest

Harvest Week, a series of pop-up dinner parties paying homage to Colorado’s produce and producers, features 36 of EatDenver’s independent restaurants, which will host the dinners at Grow Haus, 4751 York St., through Friday. One brunch and five dinners — featuring different chefs and interactive themes — will be paired with handcrafted cocktails, local brews and wines. Guests will need to bring their own place setting (plate, cutlery and wine glass). Brunch begins at noon and dinners begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the events go to support EatDenver, a marketing group of independently owned restaurants, and The Grow Haus, a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center. More information and menus:

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Crave Real Burgers, with locations in Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, creeps closer to Denver with its latest location that will open in the Town CenParker continues on Page 19

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SENTINEL NEWS IN A HURRY Northglenn Art on Parade sculpture voting ends soon

The opportunity for Northglenn residents to vote for their favorite 20122013 Art on Parade sculpture at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park ends on Oct. 26. The winning “The People’s Choice” sculpture will be purchased by the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF) and gifted to the city for permanent placement in Northglenn. Ballots are located at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, and at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. The park is located across from City Hall. Residents may also vote online at:

The Art on Parade program is an onloan outdoor sculpture exhibit that is funded by NAHF and the Adams County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). For more information, contact Michael Stricker at 303-450-8727 or

old. Teams need at least six people and half the people on the court must be female at all times. The winning team will receive a turkey and Chick-fil-A for one year. For more information, call 303-4508800.

Dodgeball tournament set for Nov. 9

The city of Northglenn will be offering a free landfill day for Northglenn residents from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Front Range Landfill, 1830 Weld County Road 5 in Erie. Free landfill day provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of items too large to fit in a polycart. To get to the landfill from the city,

Those interested in participating in Clobber the Gobbler, the city’s adult coed dodgeball tournament. The tournament will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Participants must be at least 18 years

City of Northglenn offers free landfill day

take Interstate 25 north to exit 229 (Colorado Highway 7). Go left (west) on Highway 7 to Sheridan Parkway. Turn right (north) on Sheridan Parkway and make a left at the stop sign (Weld County Road 4). At the next stop, turn right (north) onto Weld County Road 5, which leads to the landfill. All loads to the landfill must be covered, and proof of residency such as a driver’s license and/or current utility bill is required. Tires and appliances containing Freon will not be accepted at the landfill. To schedule a special pick-up for these items, contact the city of Northglenn at: 303-450-4004. For more information, call 303-4504004.

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Parker: Symposium shows healthful choices Parker continued from Page 10

ter in Highlands Ranch in the former Fat Burger and Epic Grill space. Crave, which has garnered raves, is from the same group who owns the iconic Old Stone Church restaurant in Castle Rock. The menu features Mile High burgers, old-fashioned shakes and a full bar. Check it out (but not if you’re hungry) at


town Denver. In addition to the opening of the Stapleton restaurant, MICI will also be serving breakfast at its Cherry Creek North restaurant. MICI provides sit-down dining, counter service and delivery. More information: www.

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HealthOne’s event Free Healthy Indulgences — A Women’s Symposium, A Day for You will include physician-led seminars, free screenings for blood pressure, BMI, osteoporosis and more, from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. (spa lunch included) Saturday at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center. Award-winning national speaker and author Laura Stack will discuss “The Exhaustion Cure ... Up Your Energy from Low to Go in 21 Days” during the luncheon. More information:



Junior League Mart at Inverness Junior League of Denver’s 2012 Mile High Holiday Mart Friday to Sunday has a new location at The Inverness Hotel. In its 33rd year, the event features select merchants with high-quality merchandise and a unique shopping experience. All proceeds support the league’s focus of changing lives through literacy in the Denver Metro area. Public shopping hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission in advance is discounted at www.jld. org.

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MICI, the family-owned Italian restaurant with locations in downtown Denver and Cherry Creek, has opened a third spot last week in Stapleton at 2373 Central Park Blvd. Brothers Jeff and Michael Miceli and their sister Kim Miceli-Vela opened their first eatery in 2004 in down-

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 She can be reached at penny@ or at 303-619-5209.

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Election Guide posted online

Colorado Community Media readers can view the complete 2012 Adams County Election Guide online at www. The guide can be accessed under the purple “Election News” tab on the top, right side of the website. Once on the “Election News” webpage, the electronic

copy Adams County Election Guide can be accessed by clicking on the “Adams County Election Guide” link located on the right side of the web page. Printed copies of this year’s Adams County Election Guide were incorporated into the Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 editions of Westsider, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel and Westminster Window.


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We invite you to join us for worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday and a spirited contemporary service is offered at 11 AM. 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!

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BY THE NUMBERS Number of yards Thornton’s Kenyan Huguley rushed for in last Friday’s loss to Northglenn, which was good enough for fourth most rushing yards in a game in Colorado history books. Huguley’s 1,468 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns is also tops in Class 5A.


Number of points the Skyview offense has scored in football this season. The Wolverines offense has only scored three touchdowns in seven games. Skyview’s defense has also scored two defensive touchdowns.


Number of interceptions Horizon’s Steven Sumey has this season, good for second highest total in 5A. Sumey had two interceptions in the Hawks victory over Rocky Mountain last week, he even returned one for a touchdown. Horizon’s defense has stepped up its game in Front Range League action, limiting its FRL opponents to only 17 points in three games.



Class 3A/4A/5A state championships Friday and Saturday, Aurora Sports Park The softball season wraps up with the twoday tournament to determine the state’s best.

Legacy’s Mike Rosencrans volleys Oct. 12 during the No. 1 doubles semi-finals match. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen |

No. 1 duo finish third at state tournament Rosencrans twins beat Columbine in third-place match By Jonathan Maness DENVER - Friday morning spectators surrounded a center court at the Gates Tennis Center to watch Fairview and Legacy’s No. 1 doubles team square off. While the two teams weren’t playing for a state title, there were murmurs in the crowd that this should have been the title match for No. 1 doubles. However, instead it was a semifinals match and Fairview’s duo of Kevin Chen and Tommy Mason once again got the best of Legacy’s No. 1 duo of Dave and Mike Rosencrans, beating the twins 6-4, 6-7 and 7-5. Chen and Mason beat the Rosencrans earlier this year at the Front Range League tournament and Saturday they went on to win the state title - beating Cherry Creek 6-2, 6-4 in the finals. The Rosencrans on the other hand topped Columbine’s duo of Calvin Buechler and Andy Leach 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to get third at state. The two previous years the duo lost in the opening round. “We were ready to win,” Mike Rosencrans said. “We really wanted it, especially after losing in the Fairview.” Legacy opened the tournament by defeating Douglas County in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. The duo, who are only juniors, have a good shot at winning a state title at No. 1 doubles next season if they stay together as a team. “We are happy we made it this far,” Dave Rosencrans said. “It was our goal; this is a fun and good experience for us. We feel like we played well.” Cherry Creek won the state title with 80 points, while Fairview was second with 64. Mountain Range’s No. 3 doubles team of Alex Schwartz and Michael Serna lost in the opening round to Cherry Creek 6-2, 6-0, while the Mustangs’ No. 4 duo of Grady Egan and Jacob Taylor lost to Grand Junction in the first round 6-3, 6-2. Connor McPherson’s win over Fairview’s Ignatius Castelino at No. 2 singles was a pivotal victory for Cherry Creek,

Legacy’s David Rosencrans hits a volley in the No. 1 doubles semi-finals match with his brother and partner Mike Rosencrans Oct. 12. which entered the final day of the tournament just six points ahead of Fairview in the race for the team title. The Bruins would win three out of the four head-tohead matchups against the Knights and that clinched the team’s 38th state championship in the last 41 years. The state championship also proved to be the 200th in Cherry Creek history. “Honestly, the team title means more than the individual title,” McPherson said. “Before the finals we all talked about trying to win those matches against Fairview because they were so close to us in points. We really wanted to bring home another state title to our school and I’m glad I was able to be a part of this team.” Senior Will Ro won the No. 3 singles title, as he defeated Fairview’s Alec Leddon in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

“It feels great, especially being a senior,” Ro said. Ro felt that his prior experience at the state tournament was an advantage. “I knew (Leddon) was a freshman,” Ro said. “Getting off to a quick start was big for me because I was able to just settle in and treat (the final) like a regular match.” The No. 2 doubles team of Connor Petrou and Jake Miller lost the first set to Arapahoe, but rallied to win the next two to win the state title 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Dan Kapriellian and Noah Reiss defeated Fairview’s Ben Krahenbuhl and Nick Blanco in straight sets to win the N0. 3 doubles championship. Gifford Mellick and Harshii Dwivedi also topped Fairview in the No. 4 doubles final, bringing home the team’s fifth individual title.

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Huguley’s historic (bittersweet) night Senior rushes for 501 yards in losing effort By John Rosa

j r o s a @ o u rc o l o r a - Thornton’s Kenyan Huguley.

Photo by Alan Yamamoto

Northglenn quarterback Jordan Radebaugh looks to pass downfield while betting blocks from Barrington Burnett (73) and Ken Heard (5). Photo by Alan Yamamoto

Norse outlast Thornton in East Metro shootout Late score lifts Northglenn as teams combine for 119 points By John Rosa THORNTON - Northglenn’s Scott Gallas has amassed more than 100 wins in his illustrious coaching career, but few were as memorable as the one his Norse picked up Friday night at Five Star Stadium. Northglenn drove 77 yards in 43 seconds to score a touchdown with 35.3 seconds remaining to pull out an improbable 62-57 victory over rival Thornton on a cold and drizzly night in a contest that featured historic performances on both sides of the ball. Maybe none more so than the effort put forth by Thornton running back Keynan Huguley in a losing cause. A 5-foot-8, 165-pound senior, Huguley rushed for 501 yards and six touchdowns on 45 carries. He also scored a 2-point conversion to give the Trojans a 57-56 lead with 1:23 remaining. “He’s quite a player, he’s tough to bring down,” said Gallas about Huguley. “He’s going places, he really is.”

Gallas also has a pretty impressive player in senior quarterback Jordan Radebaugh, who finished with more than 400 yards of total offense to lead the Norse (2-5 overall, 2-1 East Metro League). Radebaugh passed for 289 yards and four scores, and ran for another 102 and two more scores. He even caught a 10 yard touchdown pass. He was never more impressive than on Northglenn’s final drive, calmly moving the Norse quickly downfield for the winning score. He hit Ken Heard for a 36 yard strike to set up Northglenn deep in Trojan territory, and then found Adam Adkins from 19 yards out for the final touchdown. “There was a little bit of nervousness, but, in practice, we do that every day,” Radebaugh said about the final drive. “We practice going down the field with a little bit of time on the clock, so I was pretty confident.” Gallas said he had faith that his team could come up with the game-winning drive. “With a minute (23) seconds, our kids still executed and they had no doubt we could get it done,” said Gallas, who picked up his 100th career victory the week before against Prairie View.


o Northglenn’s Keith Pham tries to bull his way through the Thornton defense in last Friday’s East Metro League g contest. Photo by Alan Yamamoto n ”




“We do our 2-minute offense every day, so it wasn’t anything new to us. We said we just have to relax and execute our offense, and they did.” With the team’s combining for more than 100 points and 1,000 yards of offense, there was plenty of big plays on the night and momentum shifts were monumental. Thornton (5-2, 1-2) looked like it was in control early, taking a 20-7 lead midway through the second quarter on Huguley’s third touchdown run of the night. But Northglenn countered right back, getting a 96-yard return for a touchdown by Heard on the ensuing kick. The Norse’s momentum was fleeting as well, as Thornton only needed two plays to go back up by two scores, getting a 48 yard touchdown run from Huguley for a 27-14 lead. Northglenn would get two more touchdowns before the end of the second quarter to take a 28-27 halftime lead. And the Norse would increase that advantage on the second play from scrimmage of the second half when Reggie Buckalew picked off a Marcus Del Hierro pass and returned it 26 yards for a score and a 35-27 lead. But Huguley would not let the Trojans go away. He added a 66 yard touchdown run five plays later, as the teams exchanged scores for the remainder of the game to set up the final two minutes of action. And Thornton, which was looking to beat Northglenn for the first time since 1995, looked like it had finally broken through when Del Hierro scored from 5 yards out to cut the deficit to 56-55 with 1:23 left. Trojans coach Mike Marquez decided to go for 2, but the teams first attempt failed when Del Hierro’s pass to Bryan Weingerten was batted away. Northglenn was called for pass interference on the play, however, and Huguley leaped up and over the line for a successful conversion on their next attempt. “That’s a tough loss to swallow,” Huguley said. “It was a good all-around game for both offenses. In the end they had more fight, and we ran out of time.”

THORNTON - Kenyan Huguley stood at the fence surrounding the field at Five Star Stadium, receiving hugs from his family and friends that were equal parts congratulations and condolences. Huguley had just delivered a performance for the ages, rushing for 501 yards and six touchdowns on 45 carries. It is believed to the second-hightest total ever by a player in a 5A game, trailing only Leonard Jones of Montbello’s 584-yard effort in 1999. But it was hard for Huguley to appreciate what he had accomplished because it came in a losing effort. Northglenn drove 77 yards in 43 seconds to score the winning points in a 62-57 thriller, spoiling the Trojans attempt to beat the Norse for the first time since 1995. “Since I’ve been here we haven’t beat them,” said Huguley, who leads Class 5A in rushing with 1,498 yards. “This was my last year to try and go and get the ‘W’ but we came up just a little short.” Still, the loss did little to diminish what Huguley did on the field. Displaying an incredible burst of speed between the tackles and an elusiveness that would make D.B. Cooper jealous, Huguley gashed his way through the Northglenn defense for huge gains all contest long. He had nine runs that went for more than 20 yards, and had back to back runs of more than 60 yards in the second half despite already having carried the ball 20-plus times. “He was amazing, he’s a really good running back,” said Northglenn quarterback Jordan Radebaugh, who had more than 400 yards of total offense himself. “He’s really tough to stop. I don’t think we ever got to stop him.” Huguley was putting up video game numbers - not Madden 13 numbers; these were old-school Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl totals - and every time one thought he might be done for the night, he’d come through with another great run. Huguley was part of almost every significant offensive play the Trojans had, and scored what looked to be the winning points when he converted a 2-point attempt with 1:23 remaining. But Northglenn found a way to come back and, of all the heartbreaking losses Thornton has suffered during its 17-year losing streak to the Norse, this may have been the hardest to take. Huguley was quick to praise his opponents, however. “They played an amazing game,” Huguley said. “Congratulations to Northglenn, they played a heck of a game.” And, as he made his way off the turf, looking like a fighter that had just been in a 12-round heavyweight brawl, Huguley looked human for the first time last Friday night. “I’m exhausted,” he said.


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October 18, 2012

Sports Roundup: Nun, Gee take second Football Roundup: Holy third at FRL Championships Family tops Erie in double OT and Area cross country teams Legacy rallies to upset rival Fairview

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By Jonathan Maness BROOMFIELD - David Sommers scored four touchdowns, including a touchdown in double overtime to help Holy Family top Erie 43-42 Friday night. Sommers scored on a 10-yard run in the second overtime and then Daniel Jansen had a gamesaving tackle to stop Erie’s twopoint conversion attempt and seal the win for the Tigers. Sommers also found paydirt in the fourth quarter to force overtime and then Jarred DeHerrera added a score in overtime to force the double OT. Sommers finished the game with 188 passing yards and 115 rushing yards, while DeHerrera had 118 yards on the ground. Ryan Schafer led the Tigers with 73 receiving yards on two catches.

Legacy 27, Fairview 21

BOULDER - Just call the Legacy Lightning the comeback kids. The Lightning scored 17 secondhalf points to rally from an early deficit to upset Fairview. Senior Phydell Paris scored on 41- and 26-yard runs, while Steven Yoshihara found Jake Bublitz for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter. Paris finished the game with 164 yards rushing to lead Legacy (3-4, 2-1 North Metro League). Junior Drew Hebel added two interceptions and Skyler McWee had two sacks for the Lightning.

Fossil Ridge 34, Mountain Range 21

WESTMINSTER - The Mustangs slump continues, dropping their fourth in a row and third consecutive FRL game. The SaberCats jumped out to a 27-7 lead at halftime and forced Mountain Range (3-4, 0-3 FRL) to play catch up. Andrew Wamsley threw for 168 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions, while Ben Waddell led the Mustangs with 91 yards on the ground and a touchdown. The Mustangs will try to end their slump when they host Rocky Mountain on Friday night.

Erie defender Pedro Anderson (2) tries to bring down Holy Family’s Chuck Hollwedel as he makes his way downfield. Photo by Pam Wagner

Middle Park 30, The Academy 0

FEDERAL HEIGHTS - The Wildcats hard their three-game winning streak snapped Saturday. The Wildcats, who were averaging 42.3 points in their previous three contests, were held scoreless by the Panthers who scored 27 firsthalf points.

Kipp Denver Collegiate 34, The Pinnacle 20

FEDERAL HEIGHTS - The Timberwolves dropped their fifth consecutive game and dropped to 0-3 in the Flatiron League.

Longmont Christian 27, Belleview Christian 12

LONGMONT - The Bruins dropped their season finale on Friday. Belleview Christian (2-5, 2-2 North I-25) was held scoreless for three quarters before getting on the scoreboard in the fourth. Jared Brown scored both of the touchdowns for the Bruins and led the team with 49 yards rushing and chipped in 85 receiving yards on seven receptions.

Resurrection Christian 57, Cornerstone Christian 30

WESTMINSTER - The Bulldogs couldn’t slow the Cougars on Friday. Resurrection Christian scored 50 points in the first half and never looked back.

BRIGHTON - Legacy’s duo of Melanie Nun and Emma Gee took second and third at the Front Range League Championships on Friday in Brighton. Nun finished with a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds, while Gee came in 15 seconds later. Horizon’s Megan Mooney was ninth with a time of 18:31; her teammate Gabrielle Penaflor was 15th. Fort Collins’ Erin Hooker was first to help the Lambkins win the girls division. On the boys’ side, Horizon’s Isaac Engels was 15th; Poudre’s Grant Fischer and Paul Miller were first and second. Fort Collins boys also took first. REGIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY: Area cross country teams will be busy over the next few days at the regional races. Horizon, Mountain Range, Northglenn and Westminster will be in Loveland for the Region 4 meet, which will be at North Lake Park on Friday. Legacy competed in the Region 3 meet, which was held at the North Area Athletic Compact in Arvada Wednesday. Standley Lake is running at Clement Park in Littleton on Thursday at the Region 2 meet. Holy Family and the Academy will also be running at Clement Park in the Class 3A Region 3 meet. WILD CARD POINTS: As the season gets deeper into high school football season the Wild Card points start play a bigger role. In Class 5A, 32 teams qualify for the state playoffs and as of last weekend, only Horizon (5-2 overall), Thornton (5-2) and Legacy (3-4) would make the playoffs. The Hawks are 19th in the rankings and have 85.571 Wild Card points; the Trojans are 20th with 84.429 and the Lightning are 30th with 80.000. Westminster is currently 36th and Northglenn is 42nd. In 4A, Standley Lake is 13th with 81.286 points and Holy Family is third in 3A with 79.143 points. In 2A, The Academy is currently ranked 21st and would miss the state playoffs. Sixteen teams advance to state in each of those classes. PERFECT IN LEAGUE: The Holy Family volleyball team is making things interesting in the Class 2A Metro League. The Tigers defeated Resurrection Christian on Monday to improve to 6-0 in league with two matches left, against Faith Christian and Lutheran.

Legacy’s Emma Gee nears the finish line Sept. 14 during the Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton. Gee recently took third in the Front Range League championships. File photo

The season finale against Lutheran could be for the league title, as both teams are undefeated in league. Sophomore Blayke Hranicka is leading the way for the Tigers with 165 kills. FIRST LEAGUE WIN: Standley Lake picked up its first league win in volleyball, beating rival Pomona 20-25, 25-19, 25-23 and 25-18. The win snapped the Gators five-game losing streak and gave them bragging rights over their rivals. Teal Schnurr had 34 kills to lead Standley Lake. ON A ROLL: Rocky Mountain Lutheran have won its previous three volleyball matches and close out the regular season against Front Range Christian on Saturday. The Eagles are second in the 5280 League with a 6-1 league record. Nicole Wood had 13 kills to help Rocky Mountain Lutheran top Mile High Academy in four games. The Academy swept Tuesday’s match with Denver Science & Tech Stapleton to improve to 9-2 in the Frontier League. Summer Lane had five aces, while Stephanie Spark had four. TOUGH LOSS: Standley Lake soccer team dropped its second consecutive game last Thursday. The Gators fell to Arvada West, which improved to 7-0 in the Jeffco League and 12-1 overall. Standley Lake, which got goals from Kyler Fowkes, Kyle Iftodi and Nick Rosser, dropped to 8-4-2 overall and 3-2-2 in Jeffco League. The Gators closed out the regular season against Lakewood on Wednesday.

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October 18, 2012

Legacy softball team out to defend state title Lightning top seed at state after sweeping regional games By Jonathan Maness

of an hour long weather delay to score four runs in the fifth inning to cut the Lightning advantage to 6-5. However, Legacy responded with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to seal the victory. Sophomore Haley Smith, who was playing in her first game since being injured Sept. 22, got the win in both games. She struck out six and tossed three hitless innings to beat the Wolves. She then struck out five in five innings to beat the Grizzlies. “Haley’s a force to contend with when she’s on the mound,” Gaffin said. Paige Reichmuth and Celyn Whitt each hit tworun singles in the fifth inning to help ignite Legacy’s offense. Kylie Barnard was sharp in both games, going 2 for 3 with a pair of runs against Westminster and 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs against ThunderRidge. Barnard tripled in the fourth inning to score two runs before the delay. Dakota Ridge (19-2 overall) is the No. 2 seed in the tournament, the Eagles lost to ThunderRidge and Ralston Valley. Chatfield is the No. 3 seed and Loveland, which beat

Legacy’s Vanessa Romo is congratulated by coach Dawn Gaffin after scoring a run in the fourth inning of the Lightning regional game against ThunderRidge on Saturday. Photo by Jonathan Maness Legacy earlier this year, is the No. 4 seed. Fountain-Fort Carson (12-9) defeated Poudre and Castle View in the region tournament to advance for state. Standley Lake qualified for the state tournament as the 14th-seed. The Gators won both of their games on Saturday, beating Denver East 4-3 and Grand Junction, which was the host team, 5-2. They lost the opening game to the Tigers, 10-5. They open the state tournament against Chatfield on Friday. Rhiannon Parry earned the win in both games and had nine strike outs. Horizon didn’t qualify for state; the Hawks beat Northglenn 19-4 but lost both their games to Grandview. Northglenn also lost to Dakota Ridge. Westminster also didn’t qualify after losing to Legacy and Cherokee Trail on Saturday.

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Paid for by Larry Pace d - BROOMFIELD - The Legacy softball team isn’t eabout to back down from a challenge and if Saturday’s eregional tournament was ,an example of things to dcome, the Lightning are in good position to win their -sixth consecutive state rtitle. Legacy (17-2-2 overyall) hosted the Region 1 tournament and swept nboth of Saturday’s games -at Broomfield Industrial tPark. First topping Westminester 12-0 and then beating ThunderRidge 11-5 in the ysecond game. y Now comes the state tournament for the Lighthning, who are the top seed eamong the 16 teams and open the tournament on -Friday against 16th-seeded Fountain-Fort Carson. m Legacy beat Brighton tin the state title match last season, 4-1. - “We step it up for ev1erybody,” Legacy coach Dawn Gaffin said. “We are rgoing to face every team’s d`A’ game. Our girls have to be ready to play every ngame and they know what is in store.” That was the case Saturday afternoon when ThunderRidge came out

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