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State closer to taxing Web sales

Measure portrayed as move toward fairness By Vic Vela

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Richard Meisinger, a sophomore at Standley Lake High School, practices CPR on a mini Resusci Annie, or CPR manikin, at the high school on April 30. The American Heart "TTPDJBUJPOBOE4UBOEMFZ-BLFBMVNOB-JOETBZ)BZEFOUBVHIUTUVEFOUTIBOETPOMZ$13VTJOHUIF"NFSJDBO)FBSU"TTPDJBUJPOT$13"OZUJNFDVSSJDVMVNBOELJUPhotos by Sara VanCleve

Learning to save lives Standley Lake alumna shares story, teaches students CPR By Sara Van Cleve

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hen Standley Lake High School alumna Lindsay Hayden was just 17, she went into cardiac arrest at school and came very close to dying. She returned to Standley Lake on April 30 to share her experience of that day, and to teach students how they can save a life through Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. “It was shortly after lunch on April 7, 2008,� Hayden said. “I was just sitting in class with a bunch of friends talking about prom which was coming up in two weeks. I fell to the floor and started seizing.� Hayden’s classmate, Cameron Durand, who worked at Water World as a lifeguard at the time, immediately began CPR as two other students ran to get the automated external defibrillator, or AED. The reason Standley Lake had the AED that saved her life was because of

Students from Standley Lake High School practice CPR on a mini Resusci Annies, or CPR manikins, at the high TDIPPMPO"QSJM5IF"NFSJDBO)FBSU"TTPDJBUJPOBOE4UBOEMFZ-BLFBMVNOB-JOETBZ)BZEFOUBVHIU TUVEFOUTIBOETPOMZ$13VTJOHUIF"NFSJDBO)FBSU"TTPDJBUJPOT$13"OZUJNFDVSSJDVMVNBOELJU another student who did not survive cardiac arrest at school. “There was a student by the name of Dan Lunger and he was a 16-year-old swimmer,� Hayden said. “On the first day of our junior year he had passed away

from sudden cardiac arrest, so some of his family donated the AED in memory of him to our school, and it turned out CPR continues on Page 23

Colorado is a step closer to being able to collect Internet sales taxes following a vote in the state Senate on May 6. House Bill 1295 readies the state for the federal Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to tax Internet sales, providing the legislation is approved by the federal government. Internet retailers like Amazon.com would pay taxes to a central collection point. Retailers would pay the taxes directly to the state, which would then funnel revenues to local governments. Representatives for local businesses testified at legislative committee hearings that it’s unfair that online retailers are not required to collect sales taxes. “This is about fairness to our tax system, making sure that the brick and mortar stores don’t have a disadvantage to the online remote sellers,� said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, a bill sponsor. Ferrandino noted that mega-retailers like Amazon.com and Walmart support the legislation. Sales tax revenue collected through the bill is expected to pump more than $73 million into the state’s general fund in its first year of implementation. Congress needs to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act in order for states like Colorado to collect taxes from out-ofstate retailers. The Supreme Court ruled states cannot force retailers to pay taxes if they do not have an actual physical presence in the state, unless Congress changes the law. In Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, the Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that a business must have a physical presence in a state for that state to require it to collect sales taxes. However, the court explicitly stated that Congress can overrule the decision through legislation. Tax continues on Page 23

Construction moving along on Northwest Rail Line By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com It’s been almost a year since ground was broken for the Northwest Rail Line, a 41-mile commuter-rail line from Denver Union Station to Longmont. Regional Transpiration District representatives gave a construction update to residents of Westminster and Adams County connected to the project at a community open house on May 1. “We want to be engaged with the community throughout this whole process,� said project spokesperson Laura Rinker. “We want to hear the community’s questions and views on the project. The open houses also allow us to get people’s con-

tact information so we can keep in touch with them for future events.� Northwest Rail Line is a fixed-guideway transit project that passes through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville and Boulder ending up in Longmont. This first segment will be 6.2-miles long and ends in south Westminster near 71st Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. It is expected to be complete in 2016 and is funded through the Eagle P3 project — a $1.03 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement from the Federal Transit Administration. Rinker said most of the construction thus far is in north Denver and Adams County. “There is a lot of bridge construction right now as well as utility work,� she said.

“But as the project continues, people will start to see more construction along the line.� After the ground breaking ceremony last June, Westminster mayor Nancy McNally was very excited to finally see the project get under way. She said the city has worked hard for the passage of FasTracks over the years. “This project will be great for the southern part of our city,� she said. “We are excited to see how everything comes together.� Taking advantage of the rail line, the city is planning to construct the Westminster Station surrounded by 135 acres of development, the Transit-Oriented Development District, TOD. The district comprises land between

Lowell Boulevard and Federal Boulevard to the west and east, and 72nd Avenue and the rail corridor to the north and south. Plans call for the Little Dry Creek basin, which is south of the rail corridor, to be turned into a 40-acre community park with recreation and open space amenities. After lengthy negotiations with RTD, the city signed an intergovernmental Rail continues on Page 23

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Pot debate finally lives up to billing For much of the legislative session, there was one thought that would enter into my mind, perhaps more than any other: This marijuana stuff is pretty boring. Seriously. For a drug that’s capable of making everyday experiences pretty interesting for a whole lot of people out there — and can make those old Allman Brothers vinyls sound even sweeter — for the most part, covering the Legislature’s attempts to regulate the newly legalized retail pot industry had been quite the snooze fest. So, thank goodness for the last few weeks of the legislative session, which produced a slew of pot activity — including some profound philosophical debates over the regulation of the drug — that managed to put the “Wee!” back in “weed.” But things surrounding the implementation of Amendment 64 — the voter-approved measure that legalizes recreational marijuana use — sure did start out slow this legislative session. There were committees after committees after committees, many of which started at 7:30 in the morning. Ugh! And from those hearings emerged super-exciting terms like “vertical integration”; “excise tax”; “egress”; “ingress.” But, I digress. Thankfully, the last couple of weeks of legislative pot talk made up for all of the months of boring regulatory language, trite marijuana puns and over-used Cheetos references. Thoroughly entertaining debates over how to tax the drug and where people should be allowed to congregate to smoke it emerged at sessions’ end. And the political lines over those issues became about as blurred as highway lines might appear to a stoner on his way home

from a String Cheese Incident show at Red Rocks. “It’s been all over the place,” said Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, in a recent interview. Singer was the sponsor of House Bill 1318, which puts in place an Amendment 64 taxation model. Singer said it was “refreshing” to see that debates over marijuana knew no political boundaries. “Ninety percent of the folks here have this really open mind about it, like, `So, what do you think?’,” Singer said. “And my answer is, `I don’t know, what do you think?’ And were figuring it out together.” Breaking news: Republicans don’t like taxes. And they, like many people, don’t like drugs. So what was fascinating to observe over the last couple of weeks of the session was members of the Grand Old Party arguing in favor of lowering tax rates on retail marijuana sales. Their argument was sound — they didn’t want the drug taxed too high, out of fear that the black market would benefit. But the irony is that the end result of lowering taxes on marijuana makes it cheaper for people to buy drugs! That irony was not lost on Singer. “The traditional conservative argument

for less taxes kind of steps in the way for the traditional conservative argument for less drugs. So, how do we balance that?” Singer said. “Same thing on the progressive side. There’s people on that side worried about social factors of drug addiction and the social factors of incarcerating people because of drugs. “It’s a little off kilter.” You can say that again. Case in point was a fascinating debate in the Senate over whether the state should allow the existence of marijuana clubs, where people could have a common place to enjoy the drug, like “Cheers” for pot smokers. Wouldn’t you like to get away? This issue sure made for some strange political bedfellows. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, joined forces with Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, to propose an amendment to one of the marijuana regulation bills, that would have treated marijuana clubs like cigar bars — only they wouldn’t be allowed to actually buy the drugs there, just smoke them. Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, argued in favor of Steadman’s amendment — which, now that I think about it, could very well be the first time that a Colorado legislative reporter has ever written that sentence. Awesome! “The last thing you want them to do is to hang out in a back alley and smoke it,” Marble said on the Senate floor recently. Democratic Sens. Cheri Jahn of Wheat Ridge and Gail Schwartz of Snowmass opposed the pot club amendment, along with Sen. Larry Crower, a Republican from Alamosa. “Kool-Aid is legal, but do we need a place

to drink Kool-Aid?” Crowder quipped during a recent Senate debate. “If you want to go to a party that has it, then go ahead and smoke it.” See what I mean? Pretty cool, eh? “The political lines are blurred, in some sense, in the Republican caucus (on this issue),” said Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, in a recent interview. “This topic cuts across party lines and philosophic lines that are really complex.” By the time this column hits Colorado Community Media’s papers, the General Assembly should have already wrapped up work on the implementation of Amendment 64 regulations. Jahn said she’s learned a lot about marijuana over the course of the session. “I know more about this than I thought I ever wanted to know,” Jahn told me. “Who would’ve thought? However, if you really look back at over the last five or 10 years, you could really see it’s been moving this way and the attitudes in Colorado and through the country have really changed.” That may be true. But legislators like Gardner — who opposed Amendment 64 — would just as soon be talking about something else. “I’ve heard more marijuana testimony than I have on any other subject in the General Assembly,” Gardner said. “That is astounding to me. I never thought it was something that was a good use of our time, but we have no choice.” Vic Vela is the legislative reporter for Colorado Community Media. Email Vic at: vvela@ ourcoloradonews.com. Also, follow Vic’s legislative updates on Twitter: @VicVela1

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Jeffco budget assessments begin By Glenn Wallace

gwallace@ourcoloradonews.com Preliminary meetings began in April between Jefferson County Budget Director Tina Caputo and the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners, where they have discussed general budget policy and the timeline for assembling next year’s budget. Adoption of next year’s budget will take place in December. The fiscal year begins Jan. 1 The 2013 budget, which totaled $468 million, may just be entering the second quarter, but Caputo said she already had several questions, mostly about process and general budget policy, that she wanted county commissioner direction on, including whether to hold strategic budget meetings with department heads, and whether to let the commissioners do more of the early sorting of capital improvement project planning. In discussions so far, the three commissioners — District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin, District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe, and District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier — seemed to prefer a blended approach on both topics. Information-only meetings, designed to give each department an overview of the county’s finances are to be set up for later this year. “It’s important to get all the information in front of everyone, to make sure they feel it’s open and transparent,” District 3 Commissioner Don Rosier said at the April 24 budget discussion meeting. Rosier added that he would not want to see those meetings extend into budget decision-making though. On the question of capital improvement projects, the commission decided to request copies of all county project proposals as they are submitted by different

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WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Affordable dog and cat spay/neuter services offered

Foothills Animal Shelter’s mobile surgical unit is bringing affordable services thanks to support from the Animal Assistance Foundation. Spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs are being offered at a variety of locations in Westminster in coordination with Jefferson County Animal Control and Westminster Animal Management. Spay/neuter dates in Westminster are May 10 and 14 and June 14 at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, 9150 Wadsworth Pkwy. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. and surgery space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets will go home the same day between 3-4 p.m. Cost is $20 for cats and $60 for dogs. For more information, visit www. FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/Clinic.

Tribute Garden ceremony to honor armed forces

Westminster will honor those who serve or have served in the military at 10 a.m.

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Council reviews strategic plan

Westminster City Council conducted its annual review of the city’s strategic plan during a planning session April 26-27 at The Heritage at Westmoor Golf Course. The council uses a strategic planning process to help achieve its long-range vision of a city that is rich in complexity and a community that is desirable as a place of residence or business. Each year the council reviews its vision for the future and recommits to a five-year strategic plan to achieve that vision.

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Couples joined with civil union licenses By Glenn Wallace

gwallace@ourcoloradonews.com Even a springtime snowstorm did not keep 17 same-sex couples from making it into Jefferson County offices on May 1 to receive their license for a Civil Union. The county motor vehicle offices, along with the clerk and recorder office, are the only places to acquire a civil union or marriage license. The first couple to get a civil union in the state went to the Arvada Motor Vehicle office. The first Civil Union license seekers were reportedly from the Arvada Motor Vehicle office, shortly before 8 a.m. At 8:05 a.m. Jennifer Whitton and Tana Trujillo of Lakewood walked into the county Clerk and Recorder’s office for a Civil Union license. Employees of the office applauded the couple. “My name’s already (printed) on there, but I would be honored to sign that,” Jeffco Clerk and Recorder Pamela Anderson said. Anderson’s signature is printed on every civil union/marriage license because that’s one of her duties as an elected official. She offered to sign the first Civil Union license in person. The couple accepted.

The first civil union issued from the Jeffco Clerk and Recorder’s office on May 1 went to Tana Trujillo, left, and Jennifer Whitton of Lakewood. Photo by Glenn Wallace “We got married in Vermont two and a half years ago,” Whitton said. While Whitton said the civil union did not change their relationship, it would afford them more legal protection, and sim-

plify future issues, particularly concerning their unborn child. “This is amazing,” Trujillo said. “I grew up here and didn’t think for a million years that this would happen. This used to be

something that you didn’t even talk about.” District 2 County Commissioner Casey Tighe also stopped by the Clerk and Recorder’s office, and congratulated the couple. Barbara Adams and Jennifer Foster were second in line to get a license. The pair said they would celebrate with a small ceremony at their church in Arvada. Foster said the pair had questioned whether to bother with the civil union though. “It’s still not marriage. It’s still not federal rights,” said Foster, who is a federal employee, and unable to extend her benefits to Adams. The state bill that grants the right of Civil Union for gay and lesbian couples was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 21. A similar bill was blocked by some Republicans during the 2012 legislative season. May 1 was the first day for the new Civil Union license to be available. The bill represented a major shift from the state’s past — a voter referendum in 2006 made gay marriage illegal as part of the state constitution. Boulder and Denver counties held midnight license events, and 199 couples had obtained their civil unions before the sun came up.

County open carry ban eyed Mental health bill on way to governor Jeffco may prohibit openly carried firearms in some buildings By Glenn Wallace

gwallace@ourcoloradonews.com Two recent incidents involving openly carried firearms in Jefferson County facilities led county officials to suggest the practice be limited. At the April 23 staff briefing, the Jefferson County commissioners heard from Sheriff Ted Mink, and Assistant County Attorney Writer Mott, requesting that the commissioners adopt an emergency ordinance to allow certain county buildings to prohibit the open carrying of a gun. Due to the discussion, the proposed ordinance will be placed on a future commissioners meeting for discussion and possible approval. “It’s constitutionally recognized, not illegal, but it is alarming,” Mink said. Human Services Executive Director Lynn Johnson said that some individuals come into Human Services offices concerning emotionally charged issues. “What I found in this most recent incident, our deputies hands were somewhat tied,” Johnson said. In that case, the individual was asked to leave the firearm in his vehicle, and refused, becoming confrontational with security.

Mink said the sheriff’s department would initially look to enact the ban for three departments that experience “more volatile situations” — those include Human Services, the District Attorney’s office, and his own. County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said she is interested in having a ban apply to her department areas as well. Library Division Executive Director Pam Nissler said a recent threat evaluation by the Sheriff’s Department found the county’s libraries to be “soft targets” for violence, and she too favors a ban there as well. Anyone with a concealed-carry permit would still be allowed to bring a concealed firearm into buildings covered by the ban. Law enforcement would also be excluded from its provisions. Secured facilities, such as the county courthouse, would continue to ban all firearms. “Someone coming in, intent on doing harm, a sign isn’t going to stop them,” District 3 County Commissioner Donald Rosier said. District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe said he is more concerned about open carrying of a firearm being used for intimidation of county staff. “The visual idea of a gun being carried into any public place would be disturbing to me. If I saw somebody walk in here with a gun, I would push the panic button,” District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin said during the meeting.

Hickenlooper requested action in wake of Aurora shootings

“I honestly believe this bill will save lives.”

By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com A bill that will pump nearly $20 million into the creation of a statewide mental health crisis response system is on its way to the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper. Senate Bill 266, which was a major funding priority for Hickenlooper this legislative session, passed the House on May 6, following a bipartisan vote of 44-21. It had already cleared the Senate. Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, called the bill “historic legislation.” “When it comes to mental health funding in Colorado, we have never funded it appropriately,” Newell said during a recent Senate debate. “I honestly believe this bill will save lives.” The bill creates a 24-hour mental health hotline system and sets up five walk-in crisis service centers around the state. Mobile and residential crisis services also would be available under the bill. The legislation also creates a public information campaign to raise awareness of mental health services and needs. The bill directs the Department of Human Services to set up a request-for-proposal process that will lead to a coordinated mental health crisis system.

Sen. Linda Newell The bill was the result of a call by Hickenlooper in December to revamp the state’s mental health system, an effort by the governor that was sparked by last year’s Aurora theater shootings. Bill sponsors say the legislation finally allows the state to pump money back into an underfunded mental health system, which took a big hit during the 2002 recession, said Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, a bill sponsor. “We have never been able to bring funding back up to the 2002 level,” Kraft-Tharp said. “That’s why making mental health a priority to redesign and strengthen our system is the right thing to do.” Although the bill received bipartisan support in both legislative chambers, many Republicans opposed the effort. Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, said the bill sets up a “statewide control system” of mental health resources, which he believes is better dealt with at the local level. “I believe it is setting up a new path for mental health management, and that is: We’re gonna do it at the state level,” Lundberg said.

BOARD OF JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON THE RECORD The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners took the following action during its April 30 meeting. All three commission members — District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin, District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe, and District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier — were in attendance.

Golden berm approved

The BCC unanimously approved a request from the City of Golden, granting an

easement to construct an earthen berm near North Table Mountain Park, parallel to State Highway 93. The county’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Director Tom Hoby said Golden requested the berm to lower highway noise impact on nearby residents. The new topography would also help shield a new 10-foot-wide, multi-use trail that the city will build. Hoby said that the city would be responsible for the berm

construction and maintenance, while the county would retain operational duties for the trail.

Adjustment of voting precinct boundary passes

The commissioners voted unanimously to approve a precinct boundary adjustment that had been proposed by the county clerk and recorder’s office. After redrawing the lines, the change reduces the total number of precincts in

Jeffco from 262 to 257. Prior to the change the county had 14 precincts with more than or nearly more than the state limit of 2,000 active registered voters. Eight other precincts had relatively low active voters. Jeffco Deputy of Elections Josh Liss told the BCC that one precinct had dipped as low as 300 active voters. The City of Lakewood proposed the realignment of three precincts to better align with the city’s adjusted

Ward boundaries. The reduction in precinct polling places is expected to reduce the county’s election costs.

May declared Mental Health Month

The commission unanimously approved a proclamation declaring May to be Mental Health Month. The proclamation “calls

upon all citizens to support increased awareness and understanding of mental health, provide appropriate and accessible services for all citizens, and make mental health a priority.” The next county commissioner meeting will be 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, in Hearing Room One, 100 Jefferson County Parkway. Compiled by Glenn Wallace

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W Rail opening shines green light for region By about 5 p.m. April 27, the line of people at the Jefferson County Government Center building light-rail station in Golden no longer extended over the hillside toward the foothills. The moment seemed to round out a monumental weekend for RTD that featured two days of free rides on the newly opened W Rail light-rail line. We witnessed an enthusiastic launch for a project that came in eight months ahead of schedule, and we later reported that RTD estimated 35,000 riders rode the rail on that Saturday. We went for a ride as well and were impressed with the 35-minute trip from Golden to Union Station. The train mostly travels a track line that has existed for a century — so as expected, homes, buildings and business properties are nestled by the track. And interspersed

OUR VIEW with the old is new development. Yes, times have changed. Interestingly it has been more than one economic downturn since “smart growth� and “infill� development were common terms in these parts. But we remember the concepts and are pleased to consider the impact of the W Rail in offering another mass transit option and infill redevelopment. Increased mass transit is welcome in many ways, not just for redevelopment but for quality of life — consider Jefferson County, which sports one of the oldest

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What is your favorite outdoor activity? Although spring snowstorms have brought inches and inches of snow, Coloradans still manage to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. So we asked people at the Front Range Community College campus in Westminster about their favorite outdoor activities.

My favorite activity is definitely running, and I’ll go wherever I can. It’s just a release of everything. Amber Haschenburger

I really like long boarding. I just love to go fast and feeling free. Kevin Wayts

Probably fishing. I like to go where everyone else is going, just anywhere really. Jaden Hawk

I usually fish at least once a week so that’s my favorite activity. It’s mostly about being outside in nature and appreciating the environment. Vance Lane

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populations in the state with about 13.1 percent over 65 years of age while the state average is 11.3 percent. The corridor’s 11 new W Rail stations — including the Federal Center, Red Rocks Community College — are important stops, sure to be energized day in and day out. The idea to schedule “parties,� — in other words activities and booths — at each stop along the 12.1-mile route was a good way to introduce the personalities of the stops and their adjacent neighborhoods to the region. And the new line extends east to existing light-rail stops at Auraria West for Metropolitan State University, the Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field and finally Union Station. We heartily welcome this line that extends straight west, a little different from the more north and south oriented

existing Denver metro rail corridors. Locally some business development folks said the project has put Jefferson County on a more even playing field. The business community is primed to tap opportunities to develop the corridor and attract workers – after all the corridor was on the drawing board before FasTracks was approved. And from a more regional point of view, we know the impact of the entire plan will increase as each additional corridor is completed and the FasTracks plan — which is admired internationally — comes to fruition. Sure FasTracks has had its cost issues and completion issues — particularly with the North Metro Rail Line — but for now we can enjoy the freshly energized corridor between Golden and downtown Denver.

No union on proposed firefighter labor bill R As the state legislative session winds down, Gov. John Hickenlooper is being tested on various bills which his fellow Democrats have sent to him. The highly politicized session has produced much legislation that is anything but “bipartisan.� It is not politically healthy for one party (Democrats or Republicans) to have control of both legislative houses and the governor’s office. The 2013 session proves this point. A classic example is Sen. Lois Tochrop’s (DAdams County) SB 25 which provides an easy way for firefighter labor unions to get on the ballot seeking collective bargaining.

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SB 25 is a union bill for firefighters across Colorado which the governor should veto. It is the camel’s nose under the tent for expansion of municipal labor unions. The bill would usurp home rule and take away the authority of elected city councils. It would erode elected representation. Why is the state Legislature sticking its nose in a local matter? I would venture to say that firefighter unions (some are recognized and some are not by the elected city councils) were helpful to Democratic candidates in their election races. The issues of working conditions, and equipment and safety procedures ultimately belong at the council table — not the bargaining table. Employees currently have options to seek to be recognized as a collective bargaining unit. Use the process that is available to you. It has been used before. For example, Westminster police and fire personnel put the issue on the ballot, but were unsuccessful while Thornton firefighters were successful in a vote to be recognized.

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The issue with this legislation is not being afraid of learning what firefighters think they need as stated by a state representative. Far from it. There are already processes in place that address

A hit, l as th base A job in gets A ing a mate callin have communications to air such desires and alwa needs — such as budget public hearings, D employee issues committees and grievanceThes procedures. City councils should be held mista accountable in those regards. tend The bill mandates that signatures equal Pe to 5 percent of those who voted at the last and t general election can cause an election thing on collective bargaining. That is a small The t amount compared to what Westminster arou requires on any petition driven ballot issue takes (10 percent of all registered voters in the kill y last election). In Why should firefighter collective bar- crim gaining be much easier to go to the ballot? (see “ W CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS this w The other key issue in the bill has merit, on th but is too narrow in who would benefit. It Libya addresses the rights of only firefighter employees on the issue of political campaign activity. Currently, some cities, including Westminster, do not allow any of their employees to participate in various election campaign activities. Such prohibitions would likely be held unconstitutional if addressed in a court of law. These prohibitions should be eliminated either by local legislation, statewide legislation or by a judge. All municipal employees should be afforded their Constitutional rights. This can be addressed without collective bargaining. I hope Gov. Hickenlooper vetoes SB 25. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.


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Remember the song “for it was Mary?” Well, over the shampoo bowl at the local o- Fantastic Beauty Shop I had the good fortune to meet a very special Mary. She and s nty I were both getting permanents so we had some time together. “Special Mary” as I call to her is nearly blind and very hard of hearing dor but what a story teller she is recounting her dor 97 years on the earth. When I asked her about her long tenure on this earth she said “why it was so long view, ago I played with dinosaurs back then.”

or Growing up on the farm — Mary was a child of the severe Dust mes Bowl years. She remembers those terrible dust storms of the late 1920s and early ’30s. es Those storms would be about five hours of black sky and a howling wind. or If the storm hit while the children were d walking to school they hightailed to a wn nearby farm house. The teachers would make sure all the kids were accounted for and then she’d play games to keep them occupied. Remember, it would be pitch dark as there was no electricity, only kerosene lanterns. At home they ate their food in small

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“Today, the hens never even see a rooster.” Mary Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned. P.S. Mary has a wonderful companion in Howard who drives her around and laughs at her good humor.

Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Re-learning the art of admitting mistakes

A pitcher, frustrated at giving up a big hit, loses his concentration and watches as the next batter jogs casually around the bases after hitting a home run. A driver, failing to leave on time for a job interview, speeds down the road and gets pulled over by the state patrol. A school district, criticized after making an early call for a snow day that never materialized, finds itself a week later not calling a snow day when conditions might have warranted one (just joking, boss—it’s d always kinda fun to see who’s reading). gs, Do you know what all of these are? anceThese are examples of making the next ld mistake. Funny thing, being human — we tend to screw things up. qual Perhaps with the best of intentions ast and through little fault of our own, we try things that just don’t work out very well. l The thing is, most of the time, everybody r around us is willing to forgive us those misssue takes. It’s usually the next mistake that’ll he kill you. In politics, it’s said that it’s never the r- crime that ends careers—it’s the cover-up lot? (see “Nixon, Richard”). We’re all getting a little lesson in that this week, as the House is holding hearings erit, on the events of last Sept. 11 in Benghazi, . It Libya, which left an American ambassador emign

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says her sister will have to play catch-up because Mary still has lots of time to tell stories and reminisce about the good ‘ol days that in many ways were happy times. When Mary is in the beauty shop it’s an upbeat fun place to be because she is so happy and content in spite of her physical ailments. Mary and I both thank beautician Becky for introducing us. If we had more time, Mary would be happy to tell us more stories of by-gone years and we plan on doing just that.

one, our instinct is to hide from it or to make an excuse — to rush headlong into the next mistake. We see celebrities and politicians double-speak and hide behind clever legal maneuvers to avoid ever having to say “I was wrong,” and our kids are learning from us that there’s no mistake so big or so costly that it can’t be hidden behind the right media strategy. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to train the next generation, which is notorious for not taking responsibility for anything, to get in the habit of stopping, taking a deep breath, and saying “my bad?” That moment of calm, that reflection, is often enough to stop the next mistake; and that owning up to our mistakes is usually enough to earn forgiveness and, more importantly, to move ahead smarter. It’s a hard thing to do, and certainly one that’s taken me most of my life to figure out (if at all). But imagine how much lighter the world would be if we could all just relearn the art of admitting our mistakes.

and three others dead. At the time of this writing, we still don’t know all of what will be said in those hearings. What we do know, however, is troubling enough. In spite of repeated warnings about the deteriorating security situation in Libya, reinforcements were never sent; in spite of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, no additional resources were committed to American personnel; and in spite of clear evidence to the contrary, we were repeatedly told that this attack was “spontaneous demonstration” that got out of control. Whatever the first mistake actually was, it’s clear that a whole series of next mistakes led to the death of four people and an ugly Washington scandal. I think sometimes we’re so conditioned to avoid mistakes that, when we do make

Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Citizens with disabilities — parking and access Recently a member of the Jeffco community contacted me about a very important issue for our citizens with disabilities, which is parking and access. Often times, in our busy lives and the rush to get things done, we don’t think too much about parking. We forget how important it is to make sure everyone in our community has access to stores, restaurants and other businesses and offices. But, for those who have disabilities that limit their mobility, parking and access is an important aspect of their everyday life. When a person with a disability needs to shop, visit a government building or simply stop by a local park they have to be able to find a place to park that accommodates their needs or they will go home empty handed. What might be a minor inconvenience for some, can result in the inability to access a building, a store or doctor for a person with a disability. Unless you have a current disabled parking permit, please don’t give in to the temptation to use a parking spot marked with the familiar blue sign with the white figure in a wheel chair, even if you think it will be “just a minute.” And when you park next to these spaces, leave a little extra room so individuals in wheel chairs can easily get in and out of their specialized vehicles. These vehicles need much more clearance than the average vehicle and we applaud those parking lots that offer special spots for them. Not only is it considered bad manners to park in one of these spots if you are not a person with disabilities, but it is also illegal. Violators can face fines of a minimum of $350. Next time you are parking, please don’t disable those with disabilities. Remember not to park in the spots designated for persons with disabilities and if you park near one of those spots, park a little further away from the line to give them the extra space that they may need. For more information on Colorado’s parking program for persons with disabilities, please go to www. colorado.gov and type “persons with disabilities” in the search box. Casey Tighe, Jefferson County Color(s): BW Commissioner, Bleed?: NGolden

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POLICE BRIEFS Second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass: A 27-year-old Westminster woman reported April 19 that a burglary occurred at her residence on 97th Avenue. She said someone entered her garage and stole several items from her Jeep. Items were strewn about inside the vehicle, and the passenger side door had been left ajar. Among the stolen items were a $60 briefcase containing several bank cards, a $100 purse containing her driver’s license and credit cards, and her makeup bag valued at $300. While the woman was at the bank to make a report, she discovered that someone swiped one of her cards at a Littleton car wash for $12. She immediately cancelled her card number with her bank. There is no suspect information. Identity theft: An officer took a report April 16 from a 28-year-old Westminster woman who stated she was a victim of identity theft. She received a collection notice regarding an Excel Energy account associated with a Centennial address. The woman called Excel to report that the $117 owed was not hers. She was told that the account was opened online using her name, date of birth and Social Security number. The officer taking the report advised her to get a copy of her credit report and place a fraud alert on her Social Security number. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched April 15 to the 9800 block of 105th Avenue in reference to a burglary of a 72-year-old man’s garage. The man told the officer he received a call from a detective with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office advising him that they were in possession of a Makarov 9x18mm handgun that belonged to him. The man said that he wasn’t aware that his garage had been broken into, or that the gun missing, until he was contacted by the Mesa County detective. The detective told the Westminster officer in a follow-up phone call that the man’s gun was used in an incident near Clifton involving a convicted felon, who was in their custody. The case is being assumed by another jurisdiction, and the handgun will be returned to the rightful owner.

Spring has sprung, so has the wildlife It is spring. If you have an observant eye you will see a growing level of wildlife activity subtlety occurring all around. During the winter, Canada geese and ducks were seen in large flocks moving from night water roosts to feed on grass parks and golf courses, or beyond the cities to grain fields. Squirrels, rabbits and prairie dogs and other small animals followed similar habits as they forged for winter food and water. With the seasonal transition, you can see pairs and couples among the goose, duck and bird populations. Squirrels, rabbits and prairie dogs may look slightly larger and may move a bit slower as they approach birthing days. Small birds, hawks and eagles can be seen in pairs, selecting nesting sites. Some mated pairs have already selected nests and are warming eggs already laid. Spring is a time of year when we need to sharpen our senses and be more aware of the wild world around us. The cities have done a commendable job in setting aside considerable open space along creek bottoms, wondering irrigation canals, tim-

bered areas, ponds, river access and weeded natural habitat. What too often goes without thought is the responsibility we play in protecting and supporting wildlife in our own backyards. Having thousands of acres of protected open space does not on its own assure the natural environment we seek. With that open space goes our role to protect the environment of the wild creatures that share the urban setting with us. There are a number of basic things we can do in our own backyards to support and encourage the presence of birds and small animals. Place bird feeders in trees or garden plots and provide bird baths for water. Plant shrubs and trees that provide habitat,

nesting and protection for the birds and animals. When pruning trees and shrubs be watchful for nests or lodging sites and protect them. Be observant of family pets, to assure they do not disturb nests or lodging sites. Birds will soon emerge from their nests and small animals such as cottontail rabbits, squirrels will move from their lodges. A growing population of American bald eagles and a wide variety of hawks and owls are making the north area their nesting and fledgling areas. When taking pets on trail walks be watchful of newborn animals and birds and avoid contacts by pets. One of our worst sins in our coexistence with wildlife is the carelessness in which we sometimes drive. To many of us nothing is more unsettling than to see a driver hit and kill a squirrel racing across the street or ignoring a rabbit at curb side before making the run to the other side of the street. We need to be more mindful that there are mutual elements in our wild environment. We can do a better job protecting wild creatures.

Talking with infants important to development Raising children can be exhausting, and confusing. There is so much information. However, when parents and grandparents sift through it, some principles survive through the decades. For more information see grandparentsteachtoo.org and wnmu.org pod casts “Learning Through the Seasons.�

word sounds you make that are important. Good foundations of language begin shortly after birth and affect the brain for a lifetime.

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The key to learning is talking with children from birth. Some studies suggest talking to babies when they are in the uterus. This is calming and quiet talk. Tell them about your day. Tell them how much you love them. Once babies are born the key to early learning is more talking — the more the better — 3 million words before school. With parent-to-child talk, even little, highpitched short sentences are important. Here are some examples: “Feel Teddy’s tummy. It’s so soft! Trucks make loud noises. Look, there is a yellow one. Oh, you’re crying. Baby feels hungry? Now Daddy is

opening the refrigerator. I’ll get you something to eat. You’ll feel better soon. Is it time to change your diaper? Oh yes, Grandpa thinks we need to change your diaper. Let’s go to the changing table and put on a new diaper.� There is complete focus on the baby here. William Staso states in his book that children should be spoken to as if they understood every word you were saying. In the beginning months your baby will not understand the words you say — but there is much about your voice patterns and the

Sometimes adults have trouble beyond giving children directions like, “Eat your peas.� The city of Providence, R.I., just received a $5 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to teach families to put down smart phones, turn off DVD’s and computers, carry on family conversations while doing simple fun activities, and read out loud. Activities like art, going for a stroll, and playing together with figures, cars, and blocks on the floor naturally lead to family conversations. When adults can’t think of anything else to say, this is a good time to reach for a book and begin reading. Esther Macalady is a former teacher, who lives in Golden, and participates in the Grandparents Teach Too writing group.

Social media leaves us more connected and less If you still believe that sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you, then you haven’t been checking in on your social media. Personally, I’ve never liked the term “social media,� for a couple of reasons. First, a lot of it seems more like network media, with all the connecting and following going on. Plus, much of what I see on such sites these days is anything but social, where the what-I-am-doing-right-now updates, blog posts, tweets, and comments on all of the above often range from rude to ridiculous to downright repugnant. Just the obscenities on Facebook and Twitter alone continue to amaze me, especially because unintended recipients of such language can so easily retrieve these posts — from college admissions officers to job recruiters, to the law, and, yes, even to moms.

Yet, as offensive as this language is, the authors are real people we usually know well enough to be able to access this stuff on their pages. And unless this profanity is actually aimed at us, we can usually shake our heads and shrug it off. No, it’s those individuals who hide anonymously behind inane monikers and who spew their bile into cyberspace —

mostly as comments on someone else’s postings — that have given social media such a bad name. Unlike genuine comments in such forums as print or online letters to the editor where the authors sign their names, these identity-shrouded online opinions are posted by “tmc522� and “orisonsquirrel� and “memappm,� just to name a few of those who commented on posts I read this week. The most troubling trend, however, is how real people are purposely treating each other in the online world. Sadly, much of this occurs among young people, where the playground tormenter has morphed into a new nemesis — the cyberbully. And all too often this harassment makes the news when the victim attempts or commits suicide, after having been ridiculed, mocked, or scorned online

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for sexual orientation, race, religion, body type, lifestyle ... sometimes with crude, lewd, and dishonestly obtained photos or videos accompanying such postings. Sticks and stones may indeed continue to break our bones, but to doubt the increasing power of words on the Internet — where tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of people can and do read them — is to turn a blind eye to this very real hurt. These words, in the form of targeted tantrums, are shredding the very fabric of our society that attempts to shield and protect the innocent. And there’s nothing social about that. Andrea Doray is a writer and word watcher who likes the ease of electronic connections, but prefers to be social over a cup of coffee. Contact her at a.doray@andreadoray.com.

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The 1950s and ‘60s were a time of concern and paranoia about atomic weapons and testing, and the newest exhibit at the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum uses paintings to delve into the time. “This is Not A Test: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield” is at the museum, 5612 Yukon St., Arvada, until May 31. The exhibit is free. “Waterfield’s exhibit has traveled to many of the nuclear museums in the country,” said Conny Bogaard, executive director at the museum. “There are a lot of photographic exhibits about the nuclear age but not many use oil and acrylic.” Waterfield is chair and associate professor in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Art and Art History. His fascination with the nuclear age was born out of a love for science fiction and horror films of the 1950s. “When you begin to learn the backstory of where the monsters came from, you find atomic radiation as a common denominator,” he said. Waterfield’s research lead him to the Nevada Test Site, where he learned about the construction of “survival towns” by Civil Defense organizations. “These were actual buildings that were

We can only hope he keeps his day job, but Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning diverted from the playbook and took the stage with country-western singer Luke Bryan during the April 27 Celebration of Caring Gala in Indianapolis, which benefits that city’s Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Manning, who played 14 seasons as the Indianapolis Colts quarterback, attended the event to show support for the hospital that bears his name. And although Manning looked far less comfortable on the stage than he does on the gridiron, he was a good sport by joining Bryan, this year’s Academy of Country Awards entertainer of the year, in a “rendition” of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and Waylon Jennings’ “Luckenbach, Texas.” Check out the melodically challenged Manning’s duet at: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=NSG7FeGxRwY.

Think pink

“Downtown Vegas, 1958” is a piece featured in “This is Not A Test: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield” exhibit. constructed meant to represent the typical suburban town, in an effort to understand the effects of an atomic blast and how to prepare to survive a blast,” he said. “The buildings were commercial and residential, and were populated by mannequins, dressed in clothing donated by JCPenney, so that they could advertise the durability of their clothing later on.” The mannequins were posed in daily routine scenes like eating, watching TV and sleeping, which Waterfield said he found particularly creepy, in light of what was about to happen to them. The paintings in “This is Not A Test” are based on actual Department of Energy photographs, and Bogaard said the darkly comic scenes provide a lighter but still affecting look at nuclear testing. One of the other major themes of the show is famous paintings of the Las Vegas strip with mushroom clouds in the background, which is also based on reality, Bogaard noted. “Casinos in Las Vegas would have rooftop viewings of the tests, where people were

served an atomic cocktail by Miss Atomic Bomb,” she said. “This was one way to domesticate what was going on and make the bomb into a pop culture symbol. It made it more kitsch and less sinister.” Waterfield said that these paintings are an effort on his part to show some of the stranger aspects of atomic testing and how America dealt with the bomb and manifested it into its culture. Bogaard said that Waterfield’s paintings provide an alternative to the often more oppressive kind of nuclear exhibits. They feature bright colors and dark humor, while still serving as a critique of what was happening at the time. “For the museum, since we’re still in development, this is a way to tap into a new audience, so they can learn about the nuclear age,” she said. “We’re looking to get more of the community involved and interested in the museum, and this exhibit can really be used as an educational tool.” For more information on the exhibit call 720-287-1717 or visit www.rockyflatsmuseum.org.

Adam Vance, Elway’s Cherry Creek sommelier, needs your help choosing pink wines to put on the summer menu. Join Adam on the Elway’s patio to taste and evaluate more than 30 rose wines from France, Spain, Austria, California, Italy and Greece that are under consideration for a summer rose flight on the Elway’s wine list. The event, from 6 to 8 p.m. May 29, costs $35 per person including tax and tip. Chef Tyler Wiard also will prepare light hors d’oeuvres to enjoy during the sip soiree. For reservations, call Lara at 303399-7616.

Train drives gala’s engine

A group that deserves the limelight on stage, Train, headlined NightShine, a benefit for Denver Health Foundation on April 27 at the National Western Events Center. After the presentations and recognitions were over — including the 2013 Denver Health Stars award-winners James Q. Crowe (Level 3 CEO) and Pamela Crowe — Train lead singer Pat Monahan engineered the popular band through hits such as “Calling All Angels,” “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and fan favorite “Drive By.” But this was no ordinary, roped-off, don’t-block-the-aisles affair; rather Monahan encouraged a stampede of gowned gals who didn’t hesitate to swarm the stage. No doubt the best concert at a gala that I’ve ever seen. I spotted music man Chuck Morris in the well-heeled crowd. I’m thinking he Parker continues on Page 21


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

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

Moving forward, changing perceptions

Using new devices and tools in classrooms is not necessary a new trend for school districts and educators as technology innovations are regularly introduced and marketed to consumers. But what has changed, school officials say, is the general perception of how learning occurs in the classroom. “Tech used to be what I refer to as ‘the icing on the cake,’ but

‘The device knows more than the instructor, so what we see is an adjustment in the way teachers teach – they begin to facilitate lessons and not just lecture.’ Matt Cormier, executive director of educational technology we can’t do it that way anymore because it’s in the standard for most core content areas,” said Julie Bowline, instructional technology and library services director at Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

“We used to just stress the learning of technology tools, but what I’ve seen is more of a shift toward having students learn those tools and apply it throughout their curriculum.”

Top, Jonathan Rust, a fifth-grader at Clayton Partnership School in Thornton, uses an iPad to write out a fractional equation for his mathematics class that is displayed on the SMART Board at the front of the room. Mobile devices, such as tablets and notebooks, are being introduced as learning tools within school classrooms as the costs for these devices decrease over time. Left, Kimberly Jezek, a seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics teacher at Clayton Partnership School, sketches a parallelogram for her seventh-grade class on an iPad using a program called Educreations, which turns an iPad device into a whiteboard by recording live video and handwriting movements that are then projected on a screen at the front of the classroom.

Bowline said this shift of perception over the last decade also illustrates a need for educators to stress the importance of technology literacy and informed use, since almost anything — regardless of credibility — is available at a student’s fingertips with a few computer keystrokes. Matt Cormier, executive director of educational technology at Jefferson County Public Schools, said these perception shifts have also changed the traditional instruction model within the classroom. Since answers to simple questions are easily searchable on the Internet, Cormier said teachers must now formulate more complex questions for students as a way to stimulate the learning process. “In the past, the teacher was the person who had the knowledge and was delivering that knowledge to kids, but that isn’t always the case anymore,” Cormier said. “The device knows more than the instructor, so what we see is an adjustment in the way teachers teach — they begin to facilitate lessons and not just lecture.” However, Cormier said, this collaborative learning process between teachers and students is no longer confined to the classroom. An example, Jezek said, are individual Gmail e-mail accounts created by the Mapleton Public School district for each one of her students. These email accounts allow for students to reach out to her for help even when class is not in session. “For many years, we could say, ‘Education happens within these four walls and happened from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.,’” Cormier said. “What we see with technology is that it breaks those walls down.” Tech continues on Page 19


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Opportunities as challenges

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

need for technology improvements, but there’s always a need for other things that directly affect our kids.” In Jefferson County, Cormier said the school district cut funding for Discovery Education streaming — a Discovery Channel-backed educational video resource — several years ago as state per-pupil funding declined. To stave off further cuts over the years, Cormier said the state’s largest school district — like many others — worked to find cheaper technology alternatives that could provide similar services, such as substituting laptops for clickers when conducting assessments. To address this issue, Cormier and Bowline said school districts across the state are gradually allowing students to bring their own mobile devices into the classroom. But this option comes with its own unique obstacles. “When you’ve got all of those different devices out there, compatibility issues make it harder for the teacher to plan with a specific device or application in mind,” Cormier said. School officials say, however, that many school districts are taking it in stride, understanding that technology alone cannot foster learning. “Success in the classroom really starts with a masterful teach-

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Laksmin Lavanderos, a seventh-grader at Clayton Partnership School, uses a stylus pen to solve a geometry problem on a SMART Board at the front of her mathematics class. Photo by Darin Moriki er,” said Karla Allenbach, who is the learning services director at Mapleton Public Schools. “Our teachers skillfully incor-

and wellness. Swanson fourth-grade teacher Valerie Cordova sponsored the after-school wellness club, which is in its third year. Decker’s visit was a reward for the program’s success. Principal Carla Endsley says student behavior also has improved because of the wellness program. Endsley says the club is run by students and they set a variety of healthy initiatives for students throughout the year and provide announcements about eating healthy and exercising each day. Cordova was chosen as FUTP60’s Teacher Advisor of the Year.

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“steered” Train into making tracks to the Denver event.

Broncos’ Decker visits school

Swanson Elementary School in Arvada got a special visitor — Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker — as a reward for the school’s wellness program. Decker visited the school on April 19 as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, founded by the National Football League and the National Dairy Council. Fuel Up to Play 60 is geared to help kids and schools support health

Farewell to Fey

I was invited to attend Denver music icon Barry Fey’s funeral on April 30, where nearly 200 of his friends and family gath-

porate a variety of resources and tools to help each child find success in the classroom. Technology is not the only tool, but it is cer-

ered within a few hours’ notice to honor the man who really put this town on the music map. The service, held at Feldman Mortuary at 17th and York, was a standing-roomonly event, as Barry would have loved. His sons gave testimony in honor of the father who was complicated and imperfect yet a profound influence on each of their lives. After the service, Patty Calhoun, Wendy Aiello and I thought it would be apropos to raise a glass to Barry at Strings, which was also seeing its end that evening, but we were turned away because the restaurant was readying for the auction and cocktail party later that night. It was an ironic moment because I could never imagine Strings owner and founder Noel Cunningham ever turning away anyone. Instead, we drove over to

tainly one of the tools our teachers use to help each student develop a love of learning and master standards.”

another Denver institution — the 17th Avenue Grill. There, we ordered martinis with bleu cheese olives (sparkling wine for Calhoun) and toasted our fallen friend who didn’t drink. Monumental plan Opie Gone Bad lead singer Jake Schroeder has been leading the effort to have a statue of late music promoter Barry Fey placed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. If you’d like to donate to Schroeder’s effort, you can email him at jschroeder@denverpal.com. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. She can be reached at parkerp1953@gmail.com or at 303-619-5209.

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FRIDAY/MAY 10, MAY 17, JUNE 7, JUNE 14 SIMPLE FIX Foothills Animal Shelter’s mobile spay and neuter

surgery program brings affordable spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs to a variety of convenient locations throughout Wheat Ridge and Westminster. This program has been coordinated in partnership with Jefferson County Animal Control, Westminster Animal Management and Wheat Ridge Animal Control. The program will be offered Friday, May 10, May 17, June 7 and June 14. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m., and surgery space is limited. No appointments needed; program available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets go home the same day; owners should pick up their pet between 3-4 p.m. For information on costs and locations, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/ Clinic.

MONDAY/MAY 20 GENTLE YOGA Living Water Spiritual Community will offer gentle body-mind yoga for beginners and those managing chronic pain at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, and Monday, May 20,

at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Email yogawithjammie@gmail.com.

TUESDAY/MAY 14, 21, 28 FAMILY CAREGIVER workshops Are you caring for an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease. Find out about what causes dementia and the signs to watch for a free Alzheimer’s family caregiver workshops from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May at Home Instead Senior Care, 2095 S. Pontiac Way, Denver. Call 303-389-5700; RSVP by the Friday before the workshop you want to attend. THURSDAY/MAY 9 AWARDS CEREMONY The Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community at its spring awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. In addition, the Arvada Police will recognize second-graders from Arvada elementary schools who participated in the fifth annual Police

Officer Appreciation coloring content. The ceremony is open to the public; the event is free, and coffee and desserts will be served immediately following the ceremony.

will honor all mothers who join us for tea. Call ahead and make a reservation as space is limited. Call 303-426-4114 or visit www.aarrivergallery.com.

TEEN MOMS Members of the Women’s Business Network of Westminster recently visited Hope House of Colorado to offer support and teach a job readiness workshop to a group of parenting teen moms who are working hard to change their future. An open house May 9 at Hope House of Colorado will feature an interactive tour called The Real Life of a Teen Mom. For details, see hopehouseofcolorado.org or call 303-429-1012.

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COMING SOON COMING SOON/MAY 10 AFTERNOON TEA Get some friends together and join us for High Tea from 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. We will serve tea in our Sculpture Garden if the weather is nice. We will serve you light snacks and sweets along with tea or coffee for a small fee. We

SUSTAIN ARVADA Does the idea of conserving resources and saving money put a smile on your face? Then the place to be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 is Olde Town Arvada for the first Sustain Arvada Festival. Celebrate community successes as we showcase examples of resource conservation and teach ways to practice conserving in your daily life. MOVIE SHOWING “The War,” starring Kevin Costner as a Vietnam War vet who deals with a rivalry between his son and another group of children, will show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Living Light of Peace, 5925 Miller. The movies was rated PG-13 in 1994. Movie is free; adults, teens, and older children are welcome. Coming soon continues on Page 23

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Horizon’s pitcher Jesse Garcia delivers a pitch during the Hawks’ 8-4 win over rival Legacy on Saturday.

Baseball roundup: Horizon tops rival Legacy Standley Lake outlasts rival Lakewood

arch 10-4 on Saturday. The Hawks fell earlier on Saturday to Loveland 12-8, but are finishing the season strong — winning four of their final five games.

By Jonathan Maness

GATORS HOLD OFF TIGERS

jmaness@ourcoloradonews. com THORNTON — The Horizon baseball team took advantage of a big third inning to top rival Legacy on Saturday. The Hawks scored six runs in third inning, and held off a late rally by Legay to win 8-4. An RBI single by Jordan Humphries scored Isaac Gonzales to open up the third, and after that Horizon took advantage of the Lightning’ shaky pitching and scored five runs on walks to take a 7-0 advantage. Legacy (12-5 overall, 6-3 Front Range League) tried to mount a rally in the fifth, scoring four runs, but came up short in the seventh. Jesse Garcia earned the win for the Hawks on the mound. The Lightning also lost to Mon-

The Gators scored two runs in the ninth inning to top rival Lakewood 10-8 on Saturday. Standley Lake (10-7 overall, 4-3 Jeffco League) started strong, scoring five runs in the first but Lakewood worked is way back to tie the game in the seventh. Matt Fujinami went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Justin Seiwald, Mike Maher, Jake Giron all had doubles for the Gators. Senior Jarrett Bott earned the win after striking out five batters.

TIGERS GET SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN

Holy Family (13-3) has been dominating its opponents. The Tigers have run off six consecutive wins, outscoring their foes 95-16 in that stretch. Through that span Holy Family has swept two doubleheaders, beating Colo-

Horizon’s Dominik Castiglione slides safely into second base under Legacy’s Michael Miyasaki’s during Saturday’s Front Range League matchup. Photos by Jonathan Maness rado Academy 19-1 and 18-0. The Tigers also beat Jefferson Academy 22-7 and 14-2.

out three batters.

MUSTANGS UPSET COYOTES

Skyview (7-12 overall) beat Weld County 4-3 after scoring a run in the seventh. Isaac Martinez went 2-3 with two RBIs to lead the way for the Wolverines. Joel Artega also had an RBI for Skyview.

Mountain Range (4-13) got back on track Saturday, upsetting FRL rival Monarch 7-6. Junior Jacob Walker and freshman Daniel Prickett each went 3-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Mustangs. Senior Alec Stremel earned the win on the mound after striking

WOLVERINES TOP REBELS IN SEASON FINALE

CRUSADERS WIN DISTRICT 2 LEAGUE

Community Christian finished with a perfect 5-0 re-

cord to win the District 2 League. The Crusaders, 10-2 overall, face Elbert in the first round of the district tournament on Tuesday.

WOLVES SNAP SKID

Westminster topped Adams City 2-0 on Saturday to end its three-game slide. John Rule pitched a complete game and struck out five batters. He also went 2-3 at the plate with two doubles.

Mountain Range tennis sends two to state Academy soccer ends regular season undefeated; hosts first round By Jonathan Maness

jmaness@ourcoloradonews.com GRAND JUNCTION — Mountain Range tennis team will have two singles players playing in the state tournament this week. The Mustangs’ No. 1 singles Katie Kirby and No. 2 singles Kristen Kirby each qualified at the Class 5A Region 6 tournament, which was held in Grand Junction. Kristen Kirby topped Haley Chirico of Regis Jesuit 6-3, 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 in the No. 2 singles championship match to qualify for

state, while Katie Kirby beat Aimee Basinski in a second-place playback, 6-2, 6-1 to make state. Mountain Range was fourth in the team standings with 27 points. The Mustangs’ No. 3 doubles team of Rachel Carruthers and Kendra Heuer lost to Grand Junction’s duo, 6-2, 7-6 in the thirdplace match. Holy Family was second in the Region 5 tournament and qualified three teams to state. No. 3 doubles team Kelly Demsey and Kailey Silverstein beat Longmont in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 to take first. No. 3 singles Maeve Donovan was second, while No. 4 duo Ellyson Beyer and Victoria Montoya won second-place playback. The 5A state finals will be at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver, while the 4A finals

will be at Pueblo City Park in Pueblo.

ACADEMY FINISHES SOCCER SEASON UNDEFEATED:

The Wolverines’ soccer team rolled to a 3-1 win over Jefferson Academy on May 3 to finish the season with a 12-0-1 record. The Academy will host the first round of the 3A state playoffs on Friday as the No. 8 seed and will face 25th-seeded James Irwin. Holy Family (6-5-1 overall) is the No. 9 seed and will host 24th-seeded Resurrection Christian on Friday. If the two squads each win they will face each other on Saturday.

SKYVIEW OPENS STATE AS 29TH SEED

Despite outscoring their opponents 100-

6 this season, the Skyview soccer team is the No. 29 seed in the 4A state playoffs and will face fourth-seeded Valor Christian on Friday. The Wolverines, who finished the season 13-1, suffered one loss and it was a 3-0 loss to Weld County.

LEGACY, STANDLEY LAKE MAKE 5A PLAYOFFS

Legacy (13-2) is the No. 2 seed and hosted Adams City on Wednesday. If the Lightning win, they will face the winners of the Rocky Mountain/Grandview game on Saturday. Standley Lake is the No. 20 seed and faced 10th-seed Cherry Creek. If the Gators win, they will face the winner of Pine Creek and Cherokee Trail.


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Final putt caps comeback in regional golf Tait wins tournament but 5A Jeffco shines at Raccoon Creek By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com LITTLETON — Some of Class 5A’s best golfers swung through Raccoon Creek Golf Course for what turned out to be a dramatic finish at regionals Saturday. 5A Jeffco dominated the tournament but the best was saved for last as Columbine’s Jaylee Tait erased a three-shot deficit over the final six holes for a comeback victory over Dakota Ridge’s Sydney Merchant. Tait made her final putt and then cheered as a crowd applauded her 74 score comeback win. “I knew if I stayed focused and kept playing smart golf that I would have a chance to win,” Tait said. Merchant finished with a 77. But Jeffco golfers dominated the day on the challenging Raccoon Creek course.

Arvada West’s Ali Peper qualified for the state tournament with her 87, which was good enough for a fourth-place finish. Pomona’s Zarena Brown finished tied for fifth at 88 with Ralston Valley’s Ashlyn Kirschner. After a forgettable front nine, Kirschner turned it on the back nine and shot a 39, which catapulted her up the leaderboard. “I am definitely proud of the way we golfed today. There are so many great players out here that you have to keep fighting, and I think we did that today,” Ralston Valley coach David Butler said. 5A Jeffco accounted for all top six shooters at the regional. A complete list will be posted online as it comes available.

Area golf teams competed in the Region 5 golf tournament on Monday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. Photo by Jonathan Maness

Track teams wrap up season at Last Chance Invite By Jonathan Maness

jmaness@ourcoloradonews.com WESTMINSTER — A number of area track teams finished the regular season on Saturday at the North Stadium in the Last Chance meet. Up next are regional meets with the Front Range League competing at the French Field in Fort Collins, Jeffco League at Jeffco Stadium and the EMAC at 5 Star Stadium. Saturday’s meet was a nice tune-up for many teams. While no team scores were kept, it gave different teams a chance to determine where they stand with regionals and state on the horizon. Legacy came home with nine first-place finishes; Ralston Valley was first in three

events and Thornton in two. Mountain Range and Jefferson Academy each came in first in one event. Christine Emory led the way for the Lightning, taking first in 300-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump. Emory won the hurdles with a time of 48.82 seconds, which was three seconds faster than the second-place finisher. She took first in the long jump with a mark of 15 feet, 11½ inches and was first in the triple jump with a leap of 32-6.75. Melanie Nun won the 1600-run with a time of 5:13.50, while Megan Close was first in the 100-hurdles with 15.88. In the boys’ 200-dash, Matthew Drotar was first with 22.64, while David Koenig won the 300-hurdles in 41.57. Connor Watkins also was first in the pole vault, while his teammate Skylar Anderson was second.

Legacy’s boys 4x200 relay team also came in first in 1:28.87. Zakery Wieman was also second in the boys’ shot put for Lightning, Emma Gee was second in the girls’ 800 and Devyn Palm-Trujillo was second in the 3,200. Ralston Valley’s Alicia Thompson was first in the girls’ 800 with a time of 2:19.06. Madison Gomer was first in the pole vault, while her teammate Shelbie Ralston was second. Andy Wingate was first in the boys’ 110 hurdles. London Evans was second in both the girls’ 100 and 200 for the Mustangs. Jordann Singer was second in the triple jump. Sean Paiz continued his dominance in the 3,200 for Thornton. He took first with a time of 9:55.35, which was 20 seconds faster than teammate Joshua Joseph — who placed second. Thornton also took first in

the boys’ 4x800 relay. Mario Vielma and Nikola Denev were second and third in the boys’ 1600 for the Trojans. Chris Genovez was also second in the boys’ long jump. Jefferson Academy’s Zach Tillapaugh won the boys’ long jump with a mark of 195.50. Kimberly Sand was second in the girls’ 1600 for the Jaguars. Jefferson Academy was also second in the girls’ 800 sprint relay and the boys’ 4x100 relay. Autumn Gardner was first for Mountain Range in the girls’ high jump with a leap of 5-3, the Mustangs’ girls also finished second in the 4x100 relay and also the 4x800 relay. Westminster’s Said Moreno was second in the boys’ 400, and the Wolves’ girls 4x400 relay team was also second. Northglenn’s Alec Choury was second in the boys’ 800 and the boys’ 4x400 relay team was also second.

Sports quiz 1) What was R.A. Dickey’s career high for wins in a major-league season before he won 20 games with the New York Mets in 2012? 2) Who is the winningest manager in major-league history whose last name begins with the letter “Q”? 3) Name the first SEC player to win a Heisman Trophy. 4) In the past 25 years (1987-2012), eight coaches have taken a team to consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals. Name five of them.

5) Entering 2013, when was the only season that the Columbus Blue Jackets made the NHL playoffs? 6) Two women have tallied 30-plus goals in a season for the U.S. national soccer team. Name them. 7) Who did Sugar Ray Robinson defeat to win back the middleweight boxing crown in 1957?

Answers

1) Eleven, in 2010. 2) Frank Quilici, with 280 wins in four seasons with the Minnesota Twins.

3) Georgia’s Frank Sinkwich, in 1942. 4) Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Larry Brown, Byron Scott, Rudy Tomjanovich, Jerry Sloan, Chuck Daly and Eric Spoelstra. 5) It was the 2008-09 season. 6) Michelle Akers (39 goals in 1991), and Abby Wambach (31 in 2004). 7) Gene Fullmer. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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CHILDREN’S TEA Celebrate Mother’s Day with your children or grandchildren by introducing them to the luxury of a first-rate tea party. Arvada Historical Society presents A Children’s Tea at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Enjoy herbal tea with scones, tea sandwiches and desserts along with a program, “The Hanky Hit Parade” by Katie Dix, Vintage Hanky Raconteur. Enjoy storytelling and fun activities about handkerchiefs. Each guest will receive a gift of a new or vintage hanky. Prepaid reservations are required. Call 303-431-1261 to make your reservation. MEMORIAL RUN/WALK The fifth annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk is Saturday, May 11, at Barr Lake State Park in Brighton. The run was created to honor May, a chief deputy district attorney with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, who was shot to death in his backyard when he was returning home from work Aug. 27, 2008. The race is organized by the 17th J.D. Access to Justice Committee, the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. The race will be professionally timed by Hallucination Sports. To register or fundraise for the race, visit seanmaymemorialrun.org; a list of sponsors and sponsorship information is also available there. BOWLING FUNDRAISER The Arvada West High School Foundation plans a bowling fundraiser from 3-8

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seven months later that was the AED that saved me ... the first time my heart had no response and the second time my heart finally came back to normal rhythm, so at that point I was in full blown cardiac arrest,” Hayden said. Hayden had a pacemaker implanted and has had no other incidents since. The 22-year-old graduated from Colorado State University in May 2012 and is currently an employee of the American Heart Association where she advocates for awareness and the education of CPR to adults and youth alike. “I just think it’s really important to come back to Standley Lake and raise awareness,” Hayden said. “For me the most important thing is just to tell people this is what CPR is, to do it and don’t be scared to do it because it could save a life. You never know, we always say you can’t make them

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agreement in June 2012 with RTD allowing the city to make its plan a reality. The agreement required the city to produce a specified amount of parking at the station, which must be open by 2016.

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President Barack Obama has indicated he would support the legislation if passed by Congress. Under the propopsed legislation, out-of-state retailers with fewer than

p.m. May 11 at Western Bowl, 10000 Ralston Road, Arvada. Proceeds will go toward supporting scholarships and programs for Arvada West students. For one price, you can enjoy 2 games of bowling, shoes included. Face painting for the kids and a silent auction also are planned. Reservations are recommended by April 26. Email arvadawesthighschoolfoundation@hotmail.com for reservations, or visit www.arvadawesthighschoolfoundation.org for information.

offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The first workshop, “Keeping Your Investment Focus,” is about making adjustments to keep investments focused on long-term goals. The second, “Women and Investing,” covers women and investing, and why they face greater challenges. All attendees will be able to sit for a special Mother’s Day photo compliments of professional photographer Chris Douglas. Register in advance for these classes by contacting Jeanette Sánchez at jsanchez @ northglenn.org or 303-450-8935.

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nity blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12 inside the student center at 1800 E. 105th Place, Northglenn. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jake Wakefield at 303-665-4131 or jwake553@aol.com.

COMING SOON/MAY 14 PAIN MANAGEMENT Learn about alternative pain therapies, which include acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, yoga, Reiki, biofeedback, massage and more. The alternative pain management program is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. For people ages 55 and over. RSVP at 303-450-8801. INVESTMENT WORKSHOP A free financial workshop focusing on two aspects of investing will be

CPAAAN BENEFIT Sonic Restaurant, 950 E. 120th Ave., Northglenn, is offering a percentage of all net sales from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, to the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association of Northglenn. These funds will be used to support Northglenn’s Citizen’s Police Academy and the Northglenn Police Department.

“Instead of a huge sea of asphalt, which is what RTD had planned for the station, we are able to deliver the same amount of parking with the construction of a parking garage,” said Mac Cummins, planning manager for the city. “So now we are able to create an area for future development.” Cummins said the general strategy for the 135-acre site is to create a vi-

brant area filled with a variety of uses, including retail space, businesses and residential areas. The goal is to have the area grow over time without a specific urban-renewal plan. For more information on the Northwest Rail line, visit www.rtd-fastracks.com. For more information on the TOD project visit www.westminstertof.com.

$1 million in annual sales would be exempt from the federal act. The Colorado bill passed the Senate on a 21-14 vote, after having previously passed the House on a 37-23 vote. Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, accidently voted for the bill when it was in the House last month.

He said in a recent conversation that he meant to vote against the legislation. “No consumer is going to pick up and move because their state taxes Internet sales,” McNulty said. “But you may see a shift in where businesses locate their businesses because of tax increases.”

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vous, especially when it is a stranger, so the American Heart Association came up with hands-only CPR that goes to the beat of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and is just as effective as traditional CPR because it still gets blood flowing to the brain. Students got to keep the kits they received and the American Heart Association’s hope is they train at least three more people in CPR through the DVD and Resusci Annie. Awareness is the most important part, Hayden said. “That’s why I wanted to come back here to my old high school where it happened,” she said. “It’s really important for me to come back here to teach these kids who are my age when it happened to me what it is and to take these kits and tell their families and friends.” While cardiac arrest is often stigmatized as a condition that effects older people, Hayden said it can affect people of any age. “I was pretty young,” she said. “The condition they think I have, Long QT Syndrome, went undiagnosed.”

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deader. You can only help somebody by doing CPR. You can’t hurt them.” On April 30, the American Heart Association and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center provided 200 students with CPR Anytime curriculum kits. The kits include an instructional DVD for infant and adult CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, and a mini Resusci Annie, or CPR manikin, that clicks when CPR is performed accurately. Dave Rush, owner of CPR Professionals, an American Heart Association authorized training center, led the students through the basics of hands-only CPR. “Being that cardiac arrest is the number one killer of Americans and far too few people know CPR, and it takes several exposures to CPR to be able to perform it confidently and accurately, this is an important opportunity for students to be exposed to CPR,” Rush said. Hayden said the thought of mouthto-mouth CPR with the breathing component makes many people ner-

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