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North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 2

January 18, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication

Tighe questions service cuts New commissioner welcomed at first briefing By Glenn Wallace

Westminster High School senior Cesiah Guadarrama (at podium) gets a round of applause during a press conference and rally at the Capitol, Tuesday. Behind her is Rep. Steve Lebsock, District 34. New legislation allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition costs at Colorado colleges and universities. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Tuition bill back for another go-round Undocumented immigrants could get in-state rate By Vic Vela Cesiah Guadarrama already knows that her parents are going to be proud of her when she graduates with honors from Westminster High School this spring. But she can only imagine their reaction if she becomes the first member of her family to attend college. “They are going to be really, really happy and excited for me,” she said inside the state Capitol building Tuesday. Guadarrama, 18, has long had aspirations to enter the medical field. But, the hurdle she faces is not being able to afford college. Because she is an undocumented immigrant — she and her family came to the U.S. when she was just 6 — she currently would be unable to pay in-state tuition rates at Colorado colleges and universities. But a bill that was introduced by lawmakers Jan. 15

could change all of that. Senate Bill 33 is being called ASSET — Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow. The legislation would allow illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements to pay the same tuition at state colleges and universities as other students who are residents. Guadarrama was one of many ASSET supporters who attended a noontime rally and press conference in the Capitol that afternoon. After six unsuccessful attempts at trying to pass similar legislation in past sessions, supporters like Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, are confident that, because Democrats control the legislature, this time around will be “lucky No. 7.” “The air is full of optimism,” Giron said during Tuesday’s event. The bill, in its current form, would allow undocumented students to attend colleges at the in-state tuition rate, provided they have attended a Colorado high school for at least three years. Those students would also have to be graduates of a Colorado high school, or at least

have obtained a GED inside the state. Students would also be required to seek legal residency status as soon as possible. Dorian De Long, a teacher at Adams 12 Five Star Schools, said that it’s been hard for him to see students lose hope of attending college, because of their undocumented status. “What is that we’re telling our children and students as educators?” he said. “Let’s make this the last year we have to have this discussion.” The bill has failed in some form or another every time it’s been introduced in the legislature over the last several years. “The way that the opposition often packages things has made it difficult,” said Rep. Joseph A. Salazar, a Democrat who represents Adams County. “They try to demonize individuals to inflame the situation.” That may not entirely be the case the seventh time. Republicans could see themselves as having an electoral math problem with Latinos, both in Colorado and nationwide. So, there may be more bipartisan support for ASSET this time around.

But that doesn’t mean that Republican lawmakers don’t have their concerns. Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, questioned whether providing instate tuition for undocumented students would be akin to giving them “false hope,” considering that their illegal status may hinder their ability from paying back student loans if they’re not able to legally find work after college. DelGrosso also said that he would prefer the federal government to step forward with comprehensive immigration reform, rather than try “patchwork” ways of solving problems in the state. Still, DelGrosso, who had not yet seen the legislation a few hours after its introduction, did not say how he ultimately would end up voting on the bill. And he acknowledged the “legitimate argument” that supporters of ASSET make. “Do you punish the kids for the sins of their parents?” he said. As for Guadarrama, she’s optimistic this time around. “I’m excited because of the fact that it’s right in time for when I graduate,” she said.

What was scheduled as a simple staff briefing to say hello to newly sworn in Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe turned into reconsideration of recent nonprofit funding cuts. Democratic Tighe defeated appointed incumbent and Republican John Odom in November, to take the 2nd District seat on the commission. He was sworn in, along with other county officials, earlier that day (Jan. 8), and had then attended the first Board of County Commissioners meeting of the year, where he was greeted by his two fellow commissioners. ”You fought a good race. You won, and now you’re being punished,” joked 3rd District Commissioner Donald Rosier. “I have to tell you, I didn’t know what to expect, and I’ve loved it.” ”This is going to be fun,” assured 1st District Commissioner Faye Griffin. ”We can’t always please everyone, but we do the best we can.” On the subject of not being able to please everyone, later that day at the commissioner’s staff briefing, Tighe asked if it would be possible to revisit the county’s 2013 budget in hopes of reversing $688,000 in cuts to human services that has drawn criticism from service advocates and state legislators. The funding cuts were to three nonprofit agencies, which all contract with the county to provide the public — Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Family Tree and the Senior Resource Center. ”When we have tough economic times, it’s counter intuitive, but those services are more in demand,” Tighe said. The request did not receive clear support from the other two members of the board, but did lead to a conversation about how the county funds nonprofits in general, when Rosier mentioned that the three nonprofits were specifically included in the county’s human services budget. ”When you look at all the nonprofits out there, why were those three designated? I don’t pretend to know,” Rosier said. County Administrator Ralph Schell said his staff would look into a formalized system, or set of criteria for getting county dollars to nonprofits, instead of leaving them as line items within a county department budget. Rosier said he liked that idea because it would move nonprofit funding “out of the entitlement type of programs.” Schell cautioned that no matter the system, some of the services currently provided by the nonprofits have been mandated by the federal government, meaning the county would have to take over services if the nonprofits lost funding. He said the commissioners would receive a staff report on the subject in the coming weeks.

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Legislators’ kickoff complete with grub, gaffes Opening Day of the General Assembly — no, make that Opening Week — is one long social event punctuated by family gatherings, floral deliveries, speeches, inside jokes, bad puns and, this year at least, Democratic control, iPads and something known as “Peegate.” As usual, newly elected officials, male and female, donned their best suits for their photo ops and their mass swearing-in. Reporters not accustomed to covering “The Leg” squeezed into press areas. And lobbyists raced to legislators’ offices to praise, or pan, the bills that flooded in. I, of course, headed straight for the one annual event that tends to bring even vehemently opposing sides together: Opening Night’s Blue Ribbon Reception, co-hosted by the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association. Senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle gathered at The Grand Hyatt’s Pinnacle Room with a bird’s-eye view of downtown from the 38th floor. State lawmakers tipped back adult beverages and scarfed down special snacks served by CRA-member restaurants. The per-person price of the party was low enough to comply with state ethics rules. (Full disclosure: I write a blog for the Restaurant Association.) The only audible discussions were which restaurant served the best food. While there was no consensus, the 14 participating eateries put out an impressive example of their menus. Ted’s Montana Grill served bison shortribs, sausages and semi-sour pickles; The Charles Court at The Broadmoor upped the ante with a plate that included dynamite tuna tartare; CityGrille broke out some heat-filled green chili followed by miniature hamburger-shaped cookies; Cheyenne Mountain Resort plated a seared scallop; Mangia Bevi offered deep-fried ravioli with dipping sauces; Metro State culinary students cooked up crab cakes; Wild Eggs topped chips with egg salad and crostini with chicken salad; Outback Steakhouse served seared ahi tuna with wasabi soy dressing and blue cheese pecan chopped salad; Centerplate’s dessert display was worth raving about; The Fort served buffalo meatballs; Bonefish Grill had tuna sashimi; The Fresh Fish Company served tuna its way, seared along with ceviche; and Baca at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center offered seared sea scallops with forbidden rice and butternut squash risotto. During a short break at the feast fest, CRA President and CEO Pete Meersman thanked the roughly 300 attendees along with the restaurants and beverage sponsors

Republic National Distributing and Southern Wine & Spirits. “Restaurants and hotels are the cornerstone of Colorado’s economy,” Meersman said. “Restaurants and hotels together will generate over $12.5 billion in sales this year. This generates over $850 million in state and local state sales taxes. Restaurants and hotels employ roughly 286,000 employees in 11,500 restaurants.” Those numbers were not lost on Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former restaurateur and founder of The Wynkoop Brewing Co., who spoke to the crowd he called “his peeps.” “There is no challenge that restaurants can’t overcome,” Hickenlooper said. “My 10-year-old son, Teddy, and I got into an argument three weeks ago about how much homework he has. He said to me, ‘All you do is learn facts and make decisions and get a check. I learn something new every day and if I don’t get the facts right, my next day is miserable.’” The governor went on to tell the lawmakers, “Our goal is to make good decisions. If we get together we will have a great session. “Right here in this room, we have the two greatest industries in the world — restaurants and legislators.” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino gave the Blue Ribbon Reception a big thumbsup. “I told the House members this is by far the best event of the year,” he said. “This provides on opening day (of the Legislature) a day to celebrate each other. We have the next 119 days to meet and talk but we might not always agree. Tonight, let’s celebrate the opening of the Legislature.” But Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association honcho Christine O’Donnell had the last word: “Let’s eat, drink and be merry!”

New this year

Many things have changed under the Gold Dome, what with 27 representatives and four senators who’ve never served before.

That’s what term limits get us. But legislators also are getting the chance to be more tech-savvy, with iPads all around. The paper-saving move was approved last year to cut down on printing and filing costs and to increase legislative efficiency. The tablets set taxpayers back about $60,000, according to the Associated Press. Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, asked if software can automatically vote no for certain sponsors. The answer: Yes, but it’s “inadvisable.” On the flip side, also new were key card readers on certain upstairs bathrooms at the Capitol that had long been accessible, through push-button codes, to lobbyists. Capitol regulars decried the change. “Let my people go,” one reporter Tweeted. The Department of Personnel and Administration acknowledged to some miscommunication with the legislature. By days’ end Friday, the crisis was over, with wider access restored.

Capitol bests

Best use of a filing cabinet, endangered with the new iPads: To “put my coffee on,” said Sen. Greg Brophy. Best debate over a speech: Sen. John Morse’s long paramedic story, about how he rushed to help following a car wreck where the victim ultimately died, had fans and foes. “Ran over to catch Sen. Morse’s speech. So far, I’m sorry I did,” the Grand Junction Sentinel’s Charles Ashby said on Twitter. Best rip on the Senate: “We love having

you in our chamber, but please leave,” said Speaker Mark Ferrandino. Best photo op: Morse posed for a photo with the family of new Sen. Owen Hill. The two senators bitterly vied for a seat two years ago. Second best photo op: Five speakers in one photograph — the current speaker and former speakers Frank McNulty, Andrew Romanoff, Terrance Carroll and Ruben Valdez. Best gaffe: The governor said “Oh, Jesus” after messing up a quote in his State of the State speech. Second-best gaffe: Chief Justice Michael Bender asked representatives to “oppose — uphold — the Constitution. Third-best gaffe: Morse introduced Bender as “Chief Justice Bennett.” Bender panned, “Thank you, President (Bill) Cadman.” Best symbolism: The House opened with Denver’s Gay Men’s Chorus singing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Ferrandino is the first openly gay House speaker. Best quip by a reporter: “`The skiing and the pot was great but the best part of my Colorado trip was the LAMB CHOPS,’ said no one, ever,” wrote the AP’s Kristen Wyatt, dissing Hickenlooper’s choice of what to bet on the Broncos game.

Penny Parker usually covers events, restaurants, business, parties and people throughout the metro area in her “Mile High Life” column elsewhere in today’s paper. She also writes for She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

INSIDE THE WESTSIDER THIS WEEK Life: Noёl Coward’s “Blither Spirit” features wit and fast-paced dialogue at Arvada Center. Page 10 Sports: Hawks start 2013 with a bang. Page 18

Opinion: Columnist Vi June takes look at the session. Page 7

Question of the Week: A sample of viewpoints on the current legislative session. Page 8

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Statehouse: Governor outlines views of the legislative session. Page 4

I Swear: Elected county officials on the job Page 5

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Bones made of various art mediums make a pathway in a room during the Million Bones Project on display Saturday Jan. 12 at the

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A bone montage by South High School during the Million Bones Project was displayed Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center in Westminster.

Bones project helps those suffering

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, It’s a powerful display — more than 13,000 bones arranged in the Rodeo Market Gallery in Westminster that represent lives lost due to genocide. The mock bones were made of various mart mediums by people in the community and across the state as part of the One Million Bones Project, a large-scale social arts project using education and hands-on artmaking to raise awareness of genocide and other atrocities happening in countries around the world. The effort to make the bones began last summer when the South Westminster Arts Group was invited to be part of the project.

SWAG co-chair Carol Cooper got straight to work, recruiting the students she teaches at the Prep Academy in Denver to participate. She said the project really touched home for her because two of her students were affected by genocide, but escaped. “I was cautious about doing this because we have students from the Congo and Somalia that are survivors,” she said. “But both of them wanted to do whatever they could to help the people in their country.” Cooper also had help with the bones from other schools in Colorado and people in Westminster. She said for every bone created through this initiative a $1 is donated up to

$500,000, to help with relief from communities suffering from genocide. This June all of the bones will be sent to Washington, D.C., to be part of the national display at the National Mall. “It’s been incredible. And I hope what we give them is hope,” Cooper said. “How can we justify not speaking up. When you become educated or enlightened then it becomes your obligation to say stop, this is wrong.” To celebrate months of hard work for all of the Colorado groups participating, SWAG hosted a public reception on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rodeo Market Gallery. The event featured an educational seminar and entertainment from cultural groups.

Debbie Teter SWAG chairperson said what really grabbed her about the project was the monumental way the community was able to come together to help teach younger kids that genocide is wrong. “All of this is representative of the lives that are lost,” Teter said. “I want people to feel the loss, and then feel the hope through this project.” For more information on the One Million Bones project, visit To check out the bones on display in Westminster, visit the Rodeo Market Gallery, 3915 W. 73rd Ave. Hours of operation: 12-4 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Westminster updates land-use plan By Ashley Reimers To keep up with the changing times, the city is updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). CLUP will integrate all aspects of physical planning into one cohesive document with direction for land use, parks and open space, community design, economic development, infrastructure and resource management. “The Comprehensive Land Use Plan provides direction for land use and all types of physical planning for the city,” said Sarah Nurmela, senior urban designer and planner for the city. “It helps us determine how and where to plan for open space community services, transportation utilities and many other things. It also helps us to manage resources and ensure that we have resources as we continue to grow and expand.” Nurmela said the update will focus on the next 20 years, with a special look at the next 10-15 years. She said the city is reaching its horizontal build-out, so part of the focus will be on management of the remaining areas of development.

This focus will make sure the city is developing in the right way to help grow the local economy and maintain a high quality of life, she added. “We will also look at redevelopment projects in the city to make sure they are in concert with our natural resources and conservations plans,” she said. “We want to make sure our open space corridors and water resources are also integrated into the planning as well.” The plan was last updated in 2004. Nurmela said she hopes to have a draft plan complete by early summer. During the planning stages, the community is encouraged to voice their thoughts and concerns on the plan. Future community meetings will be scheduled as well as citywide open houses to allow the public to give their input. But until then, people can sign up for email updates and provide online comments at Dates and times of future meetings, as well as documents and presentation materials can also be found on the website. For questions on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, contact Nurmela at 303-6582095 or

REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Coors Credit Union named ‘Business of the Year’

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Arvada Chamber of Commerce and local businesses raised more than $3,000 to help the employees of a restaurant who temporarily lost their jobs because of a fire. A kitchen fire in the early morning hours of Dec. 17 forced Bennett’s Bar-B-Que, 7490 W. 52nd Ave., to temporarily close its doors, leaving employees out of work for an expected six to eight months. The Chamber partnered with Lone Star Steakhouse, the Arvada Fire Protection

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Coors Credit Union has been named “Business of the Year” by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. Coors Credit Union was selected for the honor because of its dedication to improving the Arvada community since its founding in 1954. Every year the credit union hosts toy drives for children, offers scholarships to students and provides financial assistance to those in need through its “Credit Union for a Cause” program. Coors Credit Union was also recently named the best bank or credit union by Colorado Community Media’s “Best in Jeffco” awards. Coors Credit Union and other outstanding businesses will be recognized at the Chamber’s 88th annual dinner with the theme “Rumor Has It … A Black Tie Affair” at

6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Tickets are $75 per person to attend the dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 303424-0313.

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Governor outlines challenges

State of State covers gun control, civil unions, marijuana, economy

By Vic Vela

Gov. John Hickenlooper acknowledged that “there are no easy solutions” to issues involving guns, but said a debate on how best to deal with firearm-related violence is something “our democracy demands.” The Democratic governor, addressing the General Assembly during his annual State of the State speech Jan. 10, also proffered his opinion on one area of gun control that is certain to be one of the most passionately debated topics lawmakers will take up this legislative session. “Let me prime the pump,” Hickenlooper said. “Why not have universal background checks for all gun sales?” That suggestion certainly caught the attention of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. “It is just completely unenforceable,” House Minority Leader Mark Waller, RColorado Springs, said of Hickenlooper’s call for all sales of guns — including those

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall stand and applaud after Gov. John Hickenlooper called for action on civil unions. “Some of us tried very hard, but it didn’t get done last year. This year, let’s do it. Let’s pass civil unions,” Hickenlooper said.

involving person-to-person transactions — be contingent on background checks. But Democrats applauded the governor’s stance. “He made some risky points,” said Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada. “He wasn’t afraid to jump into that.” Gun control, one of many issues that legislators are expected to take up over the next five months of the session, was just one area that Hickenlooper addressed. Economic matters, civil unions and, of course, regulating the marijuana industry were also touched on during his 40-minute remarks.

Common ground sought

Taking on the issue of gun violence is a top agenda item for this Democratic-controlled General Assembly, especially on the heels of last year’s Aurora theater killings and the December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. But just talking about guns has always been a dicey political issue, as the governor acknowledged. “Some point to guns, others to a violent culture,” he said. “Still others believe that the line between community security and individual freedom must be re-drawn.” In spite of those varying viewpoints, the governor urged action. “Surely, Second Amendment advocates and gun control supporters can find common ground in support of this proposition: Let’s examine our laws and make the changes needed to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.” Hickenlooper also sought “support for a comprehensive overhaul of our state’s mental health system,” something that he hopes can help mentally ill individuals get treatment before they commit gun crimes. Republicans said there is a bipartisan consensus on dealing with mental health issues, but Hickenlooper’s calls for universal background checks on gun sales is problematic. Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, called such an effort “a regulatory regime” that won’t do anything to curb gun violence. “It makes people feel good, but it doesn’t do anything to solve the problem,” he said. Gardner also said that it’s unrealistic that “drug dealers on street corners are going to abide by that regime.” But Democrats have the numbers this session, and are primed to move on guns. “It’s a tough issue for everybody,” said

Gov. John Hickenlooper gives the State of the State address Jan. 10 to senators and representatives in the House chambers of the state Capitol. The session opened Jan. 9. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen Democratic Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood. “It’s a ‘let’s do everything’ approach. Let’s do background checks. Let’s support our citizens’ mental health needs.”

Civil unions could pass

Tyler also praised the comments on civil unions by Hickenlooper, who said: “Some of us tried very hard, but it didn’t get done last year. This year, let’s do it. Let’s pass civil unions.” “The Legislature sometimes doesn’t get things done the first year,” Tyler said, referencing civil unions. “It’s been up and over and over again.” With Democrats in charge, civil unions finally are expected to pass this session. However, Waller “wants to make sure that Democrats are being completely transparent with that bill,” arguing that language in civil union legislation shouldn’t contradict the existing gay marriage ban in the state Constitution. Then there’s another big deal that elected officials will have to take up in the coming months. “Oh yeah, Amendment 64,” Hickenloop-

er quipped, referring to November’s voterapproved legalization of recreational marijuana use. A task force is working on finding ways to regulate the marijuana industry and will forward its findings to legislators by the end of February. Hickenlooper said it is important for the drug not to reach children, and he wants to expand DUI laws for those driving while impaired on marijuana. Waller, who is sponsoring a bill that deals with driving under the influence of marijuana, said he was pleased to hear the governor address that issue. With so many hot-button issues coming up this session, it may be easy to lose focus of what Colorado residents perhaps want lawmakers to pay the most attention to over the next five months. “We do know it’s the economy,” said Kraft-Tharp. “It’s jobs.” Hickenlooper praised Colorado’s “economic rebound” following “a historic recession.” The governor said he wants to “keep improving and building on the foundation we have in place,” and that he plans to put forth a budget that “builds the state’s financial solvency.”

Legislators have big issues on their plate

Democrats control both houses, governor’s office Staff report Colorado’s General Assembly went into session Jan. 9 with Democrats in control of the House, Senate and the governor’s office. But by most accounts, jobs and the economy remain the No. 1 priority for Colorado’s lawmakers. New Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino said as much a few days before the session kicked off, stating plans to roll out a se-

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ries of economic bills. More will be reported on the topic as legislative proposals emerge. What follows is a look at other important and controversial issues legislators are expected to tackle this session, which is scheduled to end May 8. • Gun control: Last summer’s Aurora theater shooting and the more recent

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Connecticut school shooting have sparked new efforts across the nation to restrict access to certain types of guns and ammunition. But perhaps nowhere will the gun-control debate be more heated than in Colorado, a state that traditionally has shown staunch support for the Second Amendment. Gov. John Hickenlooper has stated that the time is right for the discussion on gun control. The Democratic Legislature appears poised to make that a priority. State Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, plans to introduce two bills, one that would expand background checks for would-be gun

buyers and another that would ban high-capacity magazine clips. Other lawmakers have chosen to focus this debate on treatment of the mentally ill rather than on guns themselves. • Fracking: The popular term for hydraulic fracturing involves pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals deep underground to break up layers of rock and extract oil and natural gas. Noise, air pollution, water consumption and risk to groundwater have all become contentious issues. Changes are already under way, with the Colorado

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Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recently approving a rule to require groundwater testing before and after drilling, and giving preliminary approval to increased setbacks from buildings. The panel will make a final setback decision the week of Jan. 21. Limits on noise, emissions and dust and protections against spills also are being considered. • Marijuana: Colorado’s Amendment 64 task force is on the job. And it’s quite a task. The 24 members of the panel are charged with making sense of a multitude of issues related to recreational marijuana use, which voters made legal in the November election. The task force has only until the end of February to compile their recommendations and pass on to the Legislature. A few among the many questions they will consider: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol as opposed to the medical marijuana model? Should pot tourism be prevented by allowing only Colorado residents to purchase it? What can be done to ensure those under 21 years of age are not able to purchase and use the plant? • Civil unions: This appeared well on its way to

passing during last year’s session before last-minute maneuvering prevented a vote. Having a Democratic majority in both chambers makes it highly likely this will be taken up again and passed. As for the possibility of moving beyond civil unions to gay marriage, Ferrandino, who is openly gay, said in December, “I don’t think we’re there yet as a state.” • Education: Funding for both higher education and K-12 education is expected to draw much attention from lawmakers. House Minority Leader Mark Waller recently said higher-education funding needs to be a priority, while Ferrandino said adequately funding the K-12 system is his party’s No. 2 priority this session behind only jobs and the economy. • The death penalty: Weeks before the session began, state Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, said she was exploring the possibility of introducing legislation to ban the death penalty in Colorado. In December, new Senate President John Morse said, “If it is brought up this year, I will likely vote to repeal it.” The state has not executed a prisoner since 1997.

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Elected county officials on the job By Glenn Wallace Jefferson County commissioners took their oaths of office Jan. 8 and officially assumed their duties as winners in the November election. First Judicial District Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger issued the oaths, with judges, politicians and attorneys swearing to uphold the state and federal constitutions as they carried out the duties for which they were chosen. “This is a great day, where we get to see representative government in action,” Jefferson County District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier said as he helped introduce Judge Munsinger to the packed room. Among those in the audience were family members of the elected officials and visiting officials, including former Gov. Bill Ritter, former Sen. William Armstrong, former Sen. Bill Schroeder, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, former Jefferson County DA Dave Thomas, and elected officials from Lakewood, Arvada and Golden. First District County Commissioner


Faye Griffin, who ran unopposed for reelection, was sworn in to county office for the fifth time, having previously served as the county’s clerk and recorder and treasur-

er. Her family, including her husband, children, and a grandchild were in attendance, and posed with her for a picture after she took her oath.

New yellow flashing arrows at city signals By Ashley Reimers Drivers at the intersection of 92nd Avenue and Wadsworth Parkway may notice something different about the signal — the addition of flashing yellow turn arrows. The intersection is the first of three new signals throughout the city that will be installed by Westminster and the Colorado Department of Transportation in an effort to reduce accidents, move traffic more efficiently and add traffic flexibility, said Westminster transportation systems coordinator

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Faye Griffen, left, is sworn in by First Judicial District Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger during a Jefferson County swearing in ceremony Jan. 8 in Hearing Room One. Photo by Andy Carpenean

“You, the citizens of Jefferson County have entrusted me with this office, and I thank you so much,” Griffin said. Also sworn in was District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe, who won a squeaker of a victory over appointed incumbent John Odom in November. “Thank you for your trust. It’s very humbling, and I hope I can do a good job,” Tighe said, with his family by his side. First Judicial District Judges Christopher Munch and Christie Bachmeyer Phillips also renewed their oaths of office, as did County Court judges Bradley Allen Burback, Verna L. Carpenter, Tammy Greene, and K.J. Moore. Newly elected District Attorney Peter Weir — who also ran unopposed — received a standing ovation before he even made it up to the judge to take his oath. When told to raise his right hand, Weir’s 9-year-old daughter Kaelee showed a new level of family support, by also raised hers, earning some laughs from the audience. Weir said he was trying to come up with something to say at the occasion, and Kaelee suggested telling everyone to save the planet by picking up trash.

Greg Olson. “When a person sees green, he or she automatically goes,” he said. “With the flashing yellow it makes the person think more when they are turning left.” Olson said when the flashing yellow arrow is displayed, motorists are allowed to turn left when there are available gaps in oncoming traffic. This arrow will activate only when oncoming traffic has a green arrow. Motorists may also turn left when the green arrow is displayed and oncoming traffic has stopped. The yellow flashing arrows are only dis-

played on the 92nd Avenue signal, for drivers traveling east and west. “This new signal has raised awareness to drivers to use more caution when they make their turns,” Olson said. CDOT installed the signal at 92nd and Wadsworth in early January. In the coming months, the yellow flashing arrow signal will installed at the intersection of 120th Avenue and Pecos Street and the intersection of Church Ranch Boulevard at Old Wadsworth Boulevard. Olson said the 120th Avenue intersection will be installed by CDOT and the Church

BUSINESS NEWS IN A HURRY New director of golf at local course

The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills in Westminster has a new director of golf — Allen Brown. His position was made effective Jan. 7. Brown began his career in golf in 1984 doing construction at the Tournament Player’s Club at Plum Creek site of the PGA Tour, then worked four Senior PGA Tour Denver Post Champions of Golf Tournaments from 1984-1987. He was promoted to Golf Course Superintendent at Plum Creek in

1997, hosting two Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships and one Colorado Golf Association Match Play Championship. Brown completed the Certified Golf Course Superintendent program in 2005 and accepted the Superintendent position at Grand Lake Golf Course in 2007 where he oversaw the completion of $4.2 million in district improvements. Brown was promoted to Director of Golf in 2010 at Grand Lake Golf Course where he successfully re-established the golf course’s enterprise eligibility status in

2011 and hosted the 2011 Colorado Women’s Golf Association Chapman Championship. “Allen’s credentials include a diversity of golf operations knowledge, proven track record, and strong leadership qualities,” said Hyland Hills District Executive Director Yvonne Fischbach. “He is a bright, hardworking, customer oriented individual and we are pleased to welcome him to the Hyland Hills team.” For more information on the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, visit

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Commissioners and committees

As one of their first official duties of the first meeting of 2013, the Jefferson County commissioners on Jan. 8 elected a chair (re-electing 3rd District Commissioner Donald Rosier), and designated which commissioners would be representing the county at 18 various agency boards. A commission rookie, and outnumbered by two Republicans, the Democrat Casey Tighe still challenged Rosier for positions on the influential Denver Regional Council of Governments, and Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority Boards.

”I want to make sure we have good distributions and good perspectives,” Tighe said. Rosier said he would like to keep the positions, citing his two years of previous experience, and the leadership roles he has taken within both agencies. Tighe eventually agreed, though he was named the alternate county representative to both groups.

Guilty plea in toddler death

Keith Nick Ruiz, 26, was in Jefferson County Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty to causing the death of

2-year-old Dolci Gryshayeva in Lakewood in 2011. Dolci was the daughter of his live-in girlfriend. On Sept. 7, 2011 Ruiz came home from work to watch Dolci. He admits he became very frustrated and that he snapped and forcefully threw her to the ground. When he realized that she had stopped breathing he called 911. Dolci never regained consciousness and was taken off life support on Sept. 9, 2011. Ruiz pleaded guilty to child abuse, and recklessly causing a death. He faces 25 to 40 years in prison. Sentencing has been set for Feb. 26.

Ranch Boulevard intersection will be installed by Westminster. “The signal will be in the north and left turn direction for Pecos Street and the east and west left turn direction on Church Ranch,” he said. “We have already heard from people that they’ve noticed a big change at the 92nd Avenue with drivers using more caution, so it seems to be working pretty well. And we hope the other two have the same effect.” For more information about flashing yellow arrow intersections, contact Westminster traffic engineering at 303-658-2145.

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Turn traction to more action in state’s economy Gov. John Hickenlooper praised Colorado for its economic rebound in his State of the State address last week. We, too, like many of the signs we see, and like to think we are coming out of the woods. The early weeks of a new year make for a good time to share some good numbers, stand up and put ourselves in the optimistic category. The Colorado Municipal League, a nonprofit agency that represents interests of 267 cities and towns in the state, reported last week that our state’s cities and towns fare better than most others across the nation. The organization’s State of our Cities and Towns report noted 47 percent of Colorado municipalities closed out the year with increased revenues and further noted an inverse relationship to three years ago when 46 percent reported lower rev-

OUR VIEW enue. To our readers, take heart that Front Range cities fared particularly well with 83 percent reporting increased revenue. Going onto the new year, we’ll be looking for the results of increased revenues in our cities — cities that have made staff cuts and implemented furlough days in recent years. This month in Northglenn, the council found it could muster a 2 percent increase for most employees after three years of frozen salaries. These are the types of impacts we hope to see, as well as careful consideration of how to put increased revenues to work for residents in services,

A prudent financial policy decision Life is full of trade-offs especially in changing times. Issues that come before elected officials, such as city council members, are no different. You have to weigh the pros and cons before making a wise decision. One of those situations was scheduled to be discussed and decided at the Jan. 14th Westminster council meeting. Based on an earlier discussion at a December study session (where no formal votes can be taken), the council was divided on whether to change an existing law which requires a minimum of 40 percent of the vote for any mayoral candidate to be the winner. Given the distinct possibility of at least three candidates running for mayor in the November 2013 municipal election, there is the possibility that no candidate would achieve the 40 percent minimum vote. If so, what would happen?

An extra $100,000 cost

If none of the candidates received this arbitrary minimum voter support, the existing ordinance mandates a run-off city election between the two top vote getters. According to City Clerk Linda Yeager, the cost to Westminster taxpayers would be an extra $100,000. And it should be noted that the adopted 2013 budget does not include this extra expense. The budget contemplates the single regular municipal election cost to conduct an election to elect three city councillors and the mayor. If council decides to stay with the existing 40 percent minimum mandate, the election cost would have to either come from the general fund contingency account or other approved budget expenses would have to be cut to fund the second election. Plus, the two top candidates would have to fund a second campaign.

It’s not magical or sacred

Is a run-off election really necessary? Just because the ordinance has been on

fees, backlogged street projects and other numerous other impacts to pocketbooks and quality of life. Further the report states local economies investing in economic development activities is paying off as well — noting 88 percent of municipalities participate in one or more economic development activities. The list includes classic car shows, art festivals, beer festivals and bike races. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge that whizzed through various parts of the state in August, including Golden and Denver, quickly comes to mind. The partnerships to work quickly and effectively were pronounced as strong community spirit bubbled up in day-today business, volunteer efforts, in-kind contributions and the like. We witnessed these partnerships working effectively and ethically. The report added that the state


What is your take on the legislative session? Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his State of the State address last week at the state Capitol. Addressing recreational marijuana, civil unions, funding for education and gun control are among top of mind is-

the city’s books for the past 18 years since the voters approved a charter change whereby the people elect the mayor instead of the seven-member council, it does not mean you have to maintain the status quo. It needs to be noted that Westminster had three mayoral candidates running in 2003 with one candidate receiving 56 percent of the vote. In 2013, I will bet you at least three candidates will run. So, what is magic or sacred about a minimum of 40 percent? It is not magical or sacred. If applied, it could produce a winner without a clear majority of the vote while a run-off election would produce a majoritywinner among the two candidates. But I say, so what?

Changing times warrant change

Given the continuing soft economy and tight budgets which have left a lot of city employees unemployed with layoffs and city service cut-backs including popular programs, adding an extra $100,000 in cost at this time is not a prudent way of doing the city’s business. Eliminating the 40 percent minimum mandate expense in Westminster mayoral races is good business for the taxpayers. Council needs to deal with current times and situations and not rely on an arbitrary policy that was made 18 years ago when finances were a whole lot different situation. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

added 40,000 jobs in 2012, and the work of municipalities is part of that effort as the state continues to wrestle out of a recession period. Big picture, last year it was big news when Colorado was ranked third best state in the Beacon Hill Institute competitiveness survey — an index that compiles economic indicators in an expansive 44 categories compiled at the institute at Boston’s Suffolk University. We noticed how the report prompted local comments that the state will never again return to the boom and bust cycles it was known for, especially in the 1980s. We, too, are optimistic. So we’ll be watching and hoping to see even more traction moving forward. Colorado has a lot of good stats which should encourage cities, communities and businesses to dig in with their best efforts this year.

I believe there is way too much symbolism over substance. Our Legislature needs to encourage service in the community rather than be quick to legislate government solutions. What we really need are people to help people on their blocks. – Al Apuzzo, Westminster

I want to see Colorado set up laws for progressive gun control legislation as an example for the rest of the county. – Missy McMurray, Westminster

Two things. Make sure there’s sufficient funding for higher education, including graduate programs. And we need sensible gun control — not stuff than doesn’t do anything. We need to focus on solving violence in our communities. – Hans Anderson, Westminster

I would really like to see our government work to get to real solutions instead of stalling, and see some real progress. I’d like gun control to limit magazines, guns not to be sold at Walmart … and job creation needs to be at the forefront. – Emily Milton, Westminster


sues for many people and legislators. We spoke to people enjoying hot beverages Sunday afternoon at Starbucks near 104th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Westminster.

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Underage drinking bill a silly idea Yup, there’s an old saying, “No man is safe when the Legislature is in session,” and since the session has begun, several stupid, silly bills have been or will soon be introduced.

For openers Once again Sen. Greg Brophy is in the news. You’ll remember he’s the one who wants to make daylight savings time a year around happening, thus keeping our kids walking to school in the dark on winter mornings. Now Brophy has come up with another silly idea. After he and his wife couldn’t legally buy his 20-year old daughter an alcoholic drink for her birthday at a local restaurant, he’s decided to change our 21-year age law so kids could get drinks from parents ordering them for the underage kids. This takes the cake.

Another silly idea And another silly notion is being talked about in an effort to bring more water to the arid West. Yup, our Bureau of Reclamation wants to study bringing 600,000 acre feet of the Missouri River from eastern Kansas to Denver. Well, I can imagine all the Midwest states wrath and won’t care very much for that silly idea.

Up Boulder way

You can trust our esteemed Kingdom of Boulder to treat our wildlife with great respect. When a large bull elk was shot and killed recently by a Boulder police officer (no less) it sparked an outrage and some good Boulder folks held a candlelight vigil. Better they should have spent a few dollars to blanket the homeless who sleep under their bridges.

Not to be outdone

Some folks just come up with the craziest ideas. In an effort to solve the federal debt crisis, some government officials want to mint a $1 trillion dollar coin. Mint 16 of them, and we’ll be out of debt. The idea is to avoid another big hassle over government borrowing. And to think it’s some of President Barack Obama’s liberal allies actually giving this same nutcake thought.

Again not to be outdone

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REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Regional News continued from Page 3

District and other businesses to host a fundraising benefit for the employees. The organizations collected $1,578.76 from various businesses during the fundraiser Dec. 27 at Lone Star Steakhouse, 7450 W. 52nd Ave. Lone Star also donated 15 percent of sales from Dec. 27 -

Dec. 30, which totaled $802. The chamber also received a $500 donation from the Colorado Restaurant Association’s Mile High Division and $100 from the Sooper Credit Union Foundation. In total, $3,180 was raised and will be donated to the employees of Bennett’s BarB-Que.

thinking about how to keep the flu at bay, I have a helpful hint. The other day at my cardiologist semi-annual checkup (I was A-OK), I watched as patients were hacking and sneezing all over the coffee table magazines. I informed Bob that we shouldn’t touch those germ laden publications. And then I further stated I would try and get some gullible legislator to sponsor a bill outlawing magazines in doctor and dentist offices. If folks don’t care about their own health, I’m going to help do it for them. All kidding aside, those magazines are full of flu germs so don’t touch them.

It’s just a game

And we bid a sad farewell to this session of Broncomania and await the coming of the baseball season.


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West MetroLIFE Joey isn’t your everyday horse

Charles Condomine (Steven Cole Hughes) is an author who summons medium Madame Arcati (Beth Flynn), at right, for research and ends up conjuring his deceased wife, Elvira (Heather Lacy), center. Photo by P. Switzer 2013

Comedy with a bite ‘Blithe Spirit’ mixes wit with change By Clarke Reader Noel Coward is one of the best known playwrights of the 20th century, and stands next to Oscar Wilde as one of the best writers of wit and fast-paced dialogue. Yet Coward’s work hasn’t been produced at the Arvada Center for decades, a trend that is now over with its production of “Blithe Spirit.” The center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., will run the play at its Black Box Theater from Jan. 22 through Feb. 17. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “Coward’s work is really enjoyable and so quick, but he has a little more edge and bite to his work,” said Rod A Lansberry, the

play’s director. “The back and forth between the characters is different to direct because it’s so easy to get caught up in the rhythm.” The story of “Blithe” revolves around Charles Condomine (Steven Cole Hughes), an upper class British author in the 1930s, who invites Madame Arcati (Beth Flynn) to his home to conduct a séance as research for his latest novel. Things take a turn for the supernatural when Madame Arcati accidentally conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira (Heather Lacy) — a ghost his new wife Ruth (Kate Berry) cannot see. Madness and mayhem follow as Elvira tries to disrupt Charles’ marriage to Ruth, and then decides her husband should join her in the afterlife. “Blithe” is the first time Lansberry, Hughes and Flynn have tackled Coward’s work, and have found the experience extremely challenging and fun. “There is a line the character Ruth when

Charles Condomine (Steven Cole Hughes) is haunted by his deceased wife Elvira (Heather Lacy) in the Arvada Center’s “The Blithe Spirit.” Photo by P. Switzer 2013

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she says, ‘Do you think it’s interesting how easily people let themselves be deceived?’ and I think that really sums up the play,” Hughes said. “I think the statement really applies to relationships, and that’s what the play is about.” Flynn said she really enjoys the character of Madame Arcati, and how despite her eccentricities, she has a structure and regiment that works for her. Flynn and Hughes believe that the play is much more of a social satire than a farce, and says a lot about the times Coward was writing in. “There’s another quote from the play that says, ‘It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit’ and that says a lot about what he was trying to do,” Flynn said. “The play is very cerebral in what it’s doing.” Lansberry said the play covers the changing opinion of the upper class and morals in society in its comedy, and that it really keeps the play relevant. “It’s an amazing cast, the rapport between the characters is great,” he said. “For people who have never seen Coward’s work, it’s clever, witty and fun.” For more information and tickets call 720-898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter. org.

Joey is a featured life-sized puppet presented by the Handspring Puppet Company that brings breathing, galloping and charging horses to thrilling life on stage in this production of “War Horse,” the Broadway hit playing the Buell Theatre through 20. Here are Joey’s stats: • Joey weighs 120 pounds and is handmade by 14 people. Its frame is mostly cane, soaked, bent and stained. • An aluminum frame along the spine, lined partly with leather for comfort, allows the horse to be ridden. • Stretched, hosiery-like Georgette fabric makes up the “skin” beneath the frame. • A puppeteer at the head controls the ears and head; one in the heart controls breathing and front legs; a third in the hind controls the tail and back legs. • A harness connects the puppet’s and puppeteer’s spines so his or her movements become the breathing of the horse. Tickets are available only by calling either 303-893-4100 or at Beware of scalpers selling tickets on the Internet because they are more often than not fraudulent.

Hyatt may transform Loews

The Loews Denver Hotel in Glendale is being sold to Hyatt, and will be transformed into a Hyatt Place as of Feb. 21, according to a super-secret source. According to my spy, she discussed the ownership change with a manager who confirmed the impending brand transition. No one from the city of Glendale nor from Hyatt could be reached as of deadline. If the flag does change, that will mean severely altering Loews, which considers itself a luxury brand, to a mid-line Hyatt product, which typically is an 11-story hotel with between 125 to 200 rooms located in an urban, suburban or airport location, according to the website description. Hyatt Place hotels are often compared to Marriott’s Courtyard brand. The sale of the Loews property was completed on Dec. 20, and the hotel is only accepting reservations through Feb. 28. Hyatt Place brands feature suite-type amenities with big-screen TVs, free wifi access and a complimentary hot breakfast daily. Hyatt Places also include meeting rooms for small corporate events. Room prices are roughly $129 a night. I will let you know more details as they become available.

La La land

Former Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony and wife, La La, have been living separately, according to an item last week in the New York Post. “It is true they haven’t seen much of each other in the past few months,” a friend of the couple told the gossip column Page Six. “She’s been away a lot filming her show, `La La’s Full Court Life,’ in London, New York and LA. They are not separated and are still together. She and Melo have a house in LA — so she’s always there when she’s doing auditions.” However, another source contradicts that point of view. “They have been living separately for several months now,” that source says. “She’s been living in LA while Carmelo has been in New York.” Parker continues on Page 15

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Call Ben 720.341.1231 Central Arvada Professional Office Building Suites from $125 to $875/mo Shared Conference Room, Kitchen, Restrooms Internet Option (303) 475-9567 VARIOUS OFFICES 100-2,311 sq.ft. Rents from $200-$1750/month. Full service. 405-409 S Wilcox

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Applications Engineer II,

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Administrative Assistant PT

Assist small insurance agency, Park Meadows area. Hourly rate, no benefits. 303-799-4890 or

Applications Engineer II,

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Utilize Oracle R12 with technical exp in areas of: Discrete Manufacturing (including MES), Financials, Order to Cash, Quote to Order, & Supply Chain. Reqs: Bachelor's in Info Systems or Electronic Engg. 5 yrs exp which must incl Analysis, specifications, dsgn, dvlpmt, customization, maintenance & support of business applics using Oracle applics 11i & R12; dvlp, customize & implmt Oracle CRM, Distribution & Financials modules; dvlpmt of extensions, interfaces & conversion programs to integrate Oracle Applications modules to import data from various sources into Oracle using PL/SQL & SQL*Loader; & utilizing Reports, Forms, OAF, Workflow, Interfaces, APIs, & UNIX. Send resumes (Req.#17662) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Create technical dsgns based on business/functional reqmts. Reqs: Bachelor's in Computer Engg, Info Systems, or rltd. 5 yrs exp which must incl creating technical & functional dsgns based on business reqmts for Oracle Applications ERP; in the analysis, dsgn, coding, data migration & testing for production & dvlpmt envrmts; to customize & dvlp PL/SQL packages, reports, extensions, & interfaces to support business reqmts; in system-level tests responsible for comparing actual results with expected results then to provide test cases and test data for functional testing; Oracle EBS 11i exp; & with Oracle Applications dvlpmt tools such as Oracle Applications Framework, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle workflow, XML Publisher, Java & Forms. Send resumes (Req.#17661) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:


PAID APPRENTICE HS grads ages 17-34. Electronics, engineering, communications, etc. Great benefits. Travel available. Call Mon-Fri 1 -800-237-7292.

Care provider / Private Duty Nurse needed in North Parker.

approx. 8-9am or 8-9pm. Mostly weekdays 303-646-3020

ServiceMaster Clean has

several part-time janitorial openings throughout Denver. Immediate evening positions available in Centennial and Highlands Ranch. Please call 303-761-0122 to schedule an interview.

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is currently recruiting for the following position in Castle Rock: RF Technical Manager

Caregivers. to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Up to 40 hrs. per week Call Today 303-736-6688

If you are not able to access our website,, mail your resume and salary requirements to: DIRECTV, Attn: Talent Acquisition, 161 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112.To apply online, visit: EOE.

ERP Functional Analyst II,


We are looking for friendly, compassionate, and dependable caregivers to help the elderly with non-medical companionship and in-home care. Join the world's most trusted source of senior care and experience the rewards of making a real difference in someone's life. Flexible day, evening, and weekend schedules available. Join our team today. Call 303-688-7852.

Coordinator P/T:

Locate and screen host families; provide support and activities for exchange students. Up to $850/ student with bonus and travel opportunities. Local training and support. Make friends worldwide!

Home Cleaning

in Castle Rock 1 day a week, 6 hours at $15/hour Starting February

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Works with Oracle 11i Functional analysis in Supply Chain Modules: Advanced Pricing, OM, PO, Inventory. Reqs: Bachelor's in Electronic Engg, Info Systems, or rltd. 5 yrs exp which must incl execution of the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes & implmtn of Oracle ERP projects; Techno-Functional exp with PL/SQL packages, Functions, SQL Scripts & EDI XML docs; dsgn, dvlpmt & support of Oracle RICE WF components; dsgn & dvlpmt architecture of Inbound & Outbound Interfaces between external sources & Oracle Applications using PL/SQL, Oracle APIs, SOA & Web Methods; & sourcing key metrics from multiple ERP systems. Send resumes (Req.#17305) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:

Town of Parker

is accepting applications for Victim Advocate Volunteers and for more information and to apply, go to

Help Wanted ERP Functional Analyst,

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Supports and manages Oracle Distribution & CRM initiative efforts in large IT envrmt. Reqs: Master's in Computer Eng or CS; 3 yrs exp (or BS in same fields followed by 5 yrs. exp) which must incl Techno Functional consulting in Oracle Applications CRM (Sales, Mktg & PRM) & Supply Chain Mgmt domain; & exp configuring OBIEE/OBIA & Business Intelligence in eBS domain. Send resumes (Req.#17443) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:


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

Have home and kids; need parents!

Do you have time and love to give to kids but you just aren’t sure how to share it? Call to learn how you can earn a living caring for children in a home provided by Savio. Call Tracy at 303-225-4152.

Exp. Violin/Piano, Cello, Guitar Teachers needed Children -

Adults, must read. Email Bio & Bus. Refs. to Evergreen

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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

Looking for Paint Helper and

Body Tech full time at local body shop in Wheat Ridge. Call 303423-2498.

Mountain Man Nut & Fruit ,

located in the Woodlawn Shopping Center, 1500 W Littleton Blvd, is looking for part-time help. Applicantsshould have some retail experience, be mature, motivated, and a non-smoker. Apply in person.



Personal Caregivers and Homemakers

needed Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock. Reliable, dependable, exp. preferred. bi-lingual Korean helpful for 1 client. Call Personal Touch Senior Services (303)9725141

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Western Summit Constructors, Inc. is seeking

hrs in the mornings for general horse care and maintenance. Castle Rock / Larkspur area. Additional hours and possible live-in arrangements available for the right person. Please call 303-961-4818.


Littleton Public Schools is looking for a receptionist responsible for greeting and directing individuals visiting the Education Services Center; answering the District telecommunication system and directing calls to appropriate individuals throughout the District. This is a full time, year round position in support of the Superintendent’s and the Communications offices. Fluency in Spanish is required. Apply online:


for busy pediatric practice in Castle Rock. Full time/part time. Please Fax (303)814-0717 or email

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

Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO.

Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO. The properties are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, year round with positions available on ALL shifts. Weekend availability is preferred and flexible schedules are available. Candidates must be 18 years of age with a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. Individuals should apply at

Work From Home

Formwork Carpenters (including Foremen, Leadmen & Helpers), Concrete Finishers, Concrete Placing Foremen, Pipefitters, Yard Pipe (Operators, Layers & Laborers) and Tower Crane Operators for Metro Denver area projects (58th & York and Chambers & Hess). Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8 -5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

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Work From Home AVON Good earnings to sell or buy, CR, Parker, HR & Centennial. Call for information Fay, (303)790-2524

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GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Estate Sales 6466 Ammons Street January 26th & 27th 8am-3pm Antiques, Linens, Housewares, Furniture, Tools and much more 4 blocks West of 64th and Wadsworth

Estate Sale

10184 Quivas St., Thorton (1 mile off I25 and 104th Ave.) Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Combining 2 homes and future bed and breakfast. Large selection of quality china, glassware, fabric, antiques, collectibles, antique paperweights, oriental collectibles and more than you can imagine. Visit for photos and map or call (303) 337 -3892. Reasonable prices all 3 days. Major credit cards accepted


Firewood Cut/Split/Deliver

$200/$225 a cord for Pine, Fir & Aspen some areas may require a delivery charge. Weekends at Sedalia Conaco Scrap Metal hauling & House Cleaning $25/hr/Sitting also available Call 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173

Furniture Solid Oak Dresser in good shape 1 1/2' deep, 4 1/2' tall and 3' wide $125 303-840-4898

Twin bunk bed, solid wood + 1 mattress $150 Stanley 9 piece used girls bedroom set w/desk $400/obo Black metal twin daybed $50 720-746-8214


Dogs Free to good home, small male dog 3 years old part Poodle and Pekinese please call Jonna @ 720-882 -1402

Golden Retreiver Pup - Needs

home with fenced yard within 5 miles of Lakewood. Prefer home with 2 adults and no kids. Must be willing to train pup. $100 303-9892293.

Red Miniature Pinchers Dewclaw and tails done 4 months old $100 - $150 (303)430-7217

Motorcycles/ATV’s 2004 1200 Custom Sportster, 5000 miles, exc. condition, extras, $7500.00 firm, 720-284-8791


Bell & Howell sunlight lamp (for SAD) + extra bulbs, $35. Custom, retro, green love seat and chair, $135. Gevalia Coffee for 2 coffeemaker ($80 value), like new, $18. Roto Dent new plaque removal system/rotary tooth brush + accessories, $25. 303 688-9171

Sporting goods 2010 Fairplay elec. Golf Car

Appliances Maytag Dryer

used for 1 year $150 720-746-8214

Beauty Supplies Mary Kay available stock at cost. Selling out. Call 303-980-8305.

Street Legal, licensed & titled in Colorado. Speeds up to 30 mph, $5500 720-733-7789

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Firearms Mossberg Semi Automatic Model 250C with a scope, great condition 10+1 magazine $250 Winchester Model 37 single shot 20 gauge in good condition $275 (303)421-8512

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

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

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

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


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Detailed cleaning at reasonable rates. Honest & Dependable Residential • Commercial Move Outs • New Construction References Available 720.283.2155

Ali’s Cleaning Services

Residential and Commercial Cleaning • 15yrsexperience •WindowCleaning • Detailed,Honest, •Insured&Bonded Dependable •GreatCustomerService

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Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

720-635-0418 • Littleton

Garage Doors

Hauling Service


Alan’s Garage Door Service


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

Repair & Replace Garage Doors, Openers & Springs. Licensed and Insured 30 yrs. Experience 303-438-1083 303-903-7602


Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include

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

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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.


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

ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates. 720-203-7385

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Repair & Replacement of: garage doors, openers, springs and tuneups FREE Estimates




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

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

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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

• 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

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HAULERS • Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •

Painting Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172


Call 720-218-2618 Heavy Hauling

*Snow plowing commercial and business properties • Snow hauling • Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking.


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DEEDON'S PAINTING A Quality Handyman 720-422-2532

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

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Professional Junk Removal

Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 720-891-4296

Trash & Junk Removal

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

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

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

Grafner Heating & Cooling LLC House Cleaning

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured

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

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

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

KOLT JOHNSON PAINTING SINCE 2000 Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial FREE Estimates


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


AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing

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

Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215


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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

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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


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

Cowboy Fencing is a full service fence & gate company installing fences in Colorado for 23 years. Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch Fencing

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

Creative Garage Doors

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

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


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

Nova Homes and Renovations.

35 yr. master builder in CO. Complete kitchens and baths, int. and ext. finishes, all trades, FREE est. References. 303-350-7654

Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc. * Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874

Roofing/Gutters A Hermanʼs ROOFING Hail Damage? Wind Damage? New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131

ABC ROOFING, INC. Roofing-Repairs Flat/Shingle, FREE Estimates

303-452-1876 Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters

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

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TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Roofing/Gutters

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

Abraham Spilsbury Owner/Operator


• Pruning • Removals • Shrub Maintenance • FreeEstimates Certified Arborist,Insured, Littleton Resident 720.283.8226 • C:720.979.3888


Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Fence Installation Stump Grinding Free Estimates

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

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

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Colorado Springs-area Aero Club offering shares in well-maintained, well-equipped Piper PA24-250 Comanche and PA28-235 Cherokee. Based at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Falcon, CO. See WWW.NOSPINAIRCRAFT.COM for details, or call David Miller at No -Spin Aircraft Sales: 719-650-8667.

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lands Ranch, south Aurora areas. I love all kinds of music, and try to keep the lessons fun by including music that the student loves. Please visit my website: or call 303-521-8888 for John.

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YOUR WEEK & MORE THURSDAY/JAN. 17 CASA TRAINING Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties invites you to learn how your voice can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child at the CASA 101 information session from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Adams County Economic Development Office, 12200 Pecos St., Suite 100, Westminster. CASA staff members and volunteers will speak with guests about the program. For information or to RSVP, visit or contact Amy Shamburg at 303-655-3927. TRAVEL SERIES Load your “virtual backpack”

and join Carolyn Adam, outdoor extraordinaire, for a trek to the bottom of the Grand Gulch in southeast Utah. Marvel at the red sandstone formations and discover many hidden Anasazi ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs. See a demonstration of painting with tint created from native plants, just as the ancients did. The program is from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. It is open to ages 10 and up. Call 720-898-7405 for cost and to verify that there is space. Visit www.

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY/JAN. 17-19 COMEDY SHOW Comedy Central and festival

veteran Gabriel Rutledge headlines WITS END, 6080 W. 92nd Ave., Unit 100, Westminster, from Jan. 17-19. Rutledge’s material often takes an honest and self-deprecating look at his own life, including his marriage and his finances. Visit Call 303-430-4242 or visit for show times.

FRIDAY/JAN. 18 CHILI COOKOFF Think you make the best chili? As part of the Festive Friday series, enter it in the Northglenn Senior Organization’s eighth annual chili cookoff at noon Friday, Jan. 18, at the senior center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Prize categories for red and green. This event is also a potluck, so bring your chili entry or a complementary side dish. A sign-up list is available at the

Northglenn Senior Center. For people ages 55 and over. Please RSVP at 303-450-8801.

FRIDAY AND Saturday/Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26 DINNER THEATER Colorado ACTS present a community production of “Much Ado About Murder,” an interactive murder-mystery dinner theater, at 7 p.m. Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26 at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772, visit, or email coloradoacts@ for tickets and more information. SATURDAY/JAN. 19 MUSIC FESTIVAL The best band, orchestra and

vocal music students from Adams County high schools will perform in the high school honor music festival at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the theater at Westminster High School, 6933 Raleigh St., Westminster. Admission is free; donations accepted. The festival is sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Visit or call 303-429-1999 for more information.

SATURDAY/JAN. 19, ONGOING PUPPY CLASSES Misha May Foundation offers free weekly drop-in puppy classes from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, starting Jan. 19, at Playful Pooch Dog Daycare and Boarding, 4000 Holly St., Denver. Puppy socialization, playtime, relationship building, developmentally appropriate activities and training foundations will be covered. Healthy puppies between the ages of 8 weeks and 6 months, with appropriate vaccines, may attend; proof of vaccine required. RSVP preferred. Email to receive registration form ahead of time. Puppy handouts included. SATURDAY/JAN. 19, FEB. 16, MARCH 16 NATURE ADVENTURES Celebrate the wonders of nature with your child through short hikes, hands-on activities, crafts and books from 1111:454 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Dress for the weather as we may spend

some time outside. Different topics each month. Open to ages 4-6 years and their parents. Admission is free, but you must call in advance to sign up, 720-898-7405. Visit

MONDAY/JAN. 21 YOUTH TRIP Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to go to a canvas painting class, have lunch and go to a movie from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The cost is $55 for residents, $61 for non-residents. This trip is part of the Recreational Alternative Programming series. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. PIRATE AUDITIONS Auditions are being held for youth ages 6-18 for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s swashbuckling new musical production of “Blackbeard the Pirate.” Approximately 60 roles are available. In order to audition, participants must attend all rehearsals. Check in at 3 p.m. at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. The audition will run from 4-6 p.m., with the first rehearsal to follow at 6:30 p.m. for those who are cast. Rehearsals will be through Friday of that week from 4-8:30 p.m. Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Cost is $55, payable only if cast. Call 303-450-8800 for information. TUESDAY/JAN. 22 BOOK CLUB The Senior Book Club will read “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” a love story about a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and about his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences. The club meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8801 to reserve a copy. For people ages 55 and over. WOMEN’S WORKSHOPS Learn about two important topics at one time as the city hosts free workshops, “Women’s Guide to Money” and “Long Term Health Care” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at

the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Martha Turner, an Edward Jones financial advisor, will first talk about how women of all ages can take control of their financial life. Afterwards will be an introduction to long-term care and Medicare. Register in advance by contacting Jeanette Sánchez at 303-450-8935 or

COLLEGE NIGHT High school students and parents on the Front Range can learn more about getting an affordable start on college in the mountains during a free Colorado Mountain College information night from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd. Staff, faculty, students and alumni will answer questions about academic programs, residential life, student services, admissions and financial aid at Colorado Mountain College’s residential and commuter campuses across the Western Slope. The free session includes refreshments and door prizes. To RSVP, visit For more information, contact Colorado Mountain College admissions counselor Paul Edwards at 800-621-8559, 970947-8329 or TUESDAY/JAN. 22, THURSDAY/JAN. 24 GUARDIAN ANGELS The existence of guardian angels will be explored at Lifetree Café: at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5675 Field St., Arvada; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Participants will view an exclusive film interview with a woman who claims her life was saved by an angel encounter, and they’ll have the opportunity to share stories of their own experiences with angels. Admission to the 60-minute event, “My Angel Saved Me,” is free. Snacks and beverages are available. For the Arvada program, contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or For the Lakewood program, contact Craig Cable at 970-292-4697 or TUESDAY/JAN. 22 TO FEB. 17

“Blithe Spirit,” by Noël Coward (Private Lives, Design for Living), from Jan. 22 to Feb. 17 in the Black Box Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Talkbacks will be offered after the 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, Feb. 1, and after the 1 p.m. show Wednesday, Feb. 6. To purchase tickets, or for information, go to or call 720-898-7200. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.


DOG TRAINING Learn how to manage your dogs and change their behavior at the front door with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. This class will address barking, jumping, rushing, escaping and over excitement. We will also touch on growling and fear. Registration required at or call 303-239-0382. Ask about our multiple class discounts. Limited space for demo dogs. DINOSAUR PROGRAM Build your own dinosaur by using a skeleton model and clay to study and sculpt these ancient creatures that roamed the earth. Program for ages 8-12 years is from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. What will yours look like? Instructor is David Sullivan. Sign up in advance; call 720-898-7405. Visit THURSDAY/JAN. 24 MOVIE NIGHT Friends of Broomfield presents “Friends Night Out,” for adults with developmental disabilities, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at 555 Alter St., Ste 19E, Broomfield. We will be going to the movies; the name of the movie is to be determined. Cost is $20. Please eat dinner before coming; a small snack will be offered. Register by Monday. Jan. 21, by contacting Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at info@ or 303-404-0123. Your week continues on Page 17

BLITHE SPIRIT The Arvada Center presents

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According to The Post, “Sources add that La La’s also been partying with girlfriends from Mexico to Miami, which has displeased Melo and made him angry.” Add to this latest rumor of a possible split the famous dust-up between Carmelo and the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett over a speculated infidelity. “Melo was suspended for one game for the post-game clash with Garnett over the incident,” The Post says. See the full story at pagesix/la_la_sticking_with_carmelo_m1tVisCdJoa0VsXTQXRI9M.

Amazing mural “Before I Die …,” a worldwide interactive art installation by Candy Chang, has been installed on the grounds of the McNichols Civic Center Building at the corner

of Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street. With blackboard space next to the words “Before I die I want to …” the mural invites visitors to pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in a public space. The mural was installed in Denver’s Sonny Lawson Park by the Community Coordinating District No. 1 last summer and moved to the McNichols Building grounds in early December. The original “Before I Die …” mural was built in New Orleans, where artist Chang transformed the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood into a giant chalkboard and stenciled it with the sentence. By the next day, the wall was entirely filled and kept growing. The wall turned a neglected space into a constructive one where neighbors had an outlet to get to

know each other and remember their loved ones. It was brought to Denver through a partnership of Arts and Venues Denver, the Community Coordinating District, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Denver Design Build LLC. “Before I Die …” murals have been installed in more than 20 countries and reproduced in more than 10 languages. For photos and more information, go to http://

Proud papa

Denver sports radio and TV personality Mark McIntosh has a reason to brag about his son. “My son Kyle is a comedy writer in Los Angeles. He’s working on a new show that will air its first season starting Jan. 16,” Mark announced on his Facebook page.

The sketch comedy series, called “Kroll Show” on Comedy Central, satirizes “our television-obsessed culture and the rabid fan base it breeds,” according to the description on “More than just a collection of sketches, Kroll Show is about giving Nick (Kroll’s) fans a chance to see his of-themoment take on pop culture, sports news (and more).” Check out some video clips at: www. 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 or at 303-619-5209.

MetroNorth Worship Directory

Arvada United Methodist Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church




9:15 am Sunday School - all ages 10:30 am Sunday Worship Youth Group - Sundays


Our purpose is to Welcome All, Praise God, and to Care for the World.

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We invite you to join us in worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday. There are choirs for every age and musical ability. Small group fellowships that meet weekly and monthly, a licensed pre-school program with a record of 39 plus years of excellence. As well as a Sunday school program for children, youth and adults. 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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WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Orientation for ESL classes at FRCC Orientation for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes through Continuing Education will be offered this month at Front Range Community College in Westminster. Two sessions are scheduled each day on Jan. 16, 23, 29, 30 and 31. Students should choose to attend either at 11:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. in Room B1551 at the Westminster Campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave. The orientation lasts about two hours. Students will take an

assessment test and meet with an instructor to discuss their language level and class schedule. For more information, call 303-404-5465.

Volunteers needed for bicycle trail host program Westminster is seeking volunteers for its new Bicycle Trail Host program. Volunteers will ride the trails, provide information, assistance, directions and a friendly presence for our many trail users. This program is an extension of Westminster’s commitment to customer

service and safety. Volunteers attend a training session and commit for one year to ride at least two trail segments for a total of three per month. A monthly report will provide staff with valuable information about trail users and trail conditions. For information, contact Patti Wright at 303-6582201 or at

Powerboat applications being accepted Applications for a powerboat permit for Standley Lake are available at the

Standley Lake Regional Park Nature Center, 100th Avenue and Simms Street, or at the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department Administration Office at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. Standley Lake will enforce aquatic and nuisance species regulations to protect the drinking and recreational water supply. This includes the inspection and hot water spraying of boats and equipment, boat quarantine times of 11 to 15 days and enforcement of restricted aquatic bait use such as minnows, crawfish, etc.

Nicholas E. Baldwin Navy Seaman Recruit Nicholas E. Baldwin, son of Jill A. Levin, of Westminster, and Mark E. Baldwin, of Thornton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Baldwin com-

pleted a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Baldwin is a 2012 graduate of Cornerstone Christian Academy of Westminster.

SCHOOL NOTES Janelle Rae Ladbury and Amber Terese Rittenhouse, of Westminster, were named to the 2012 fall semester president’s honor roll at the University of

Wyoming. Abigail J. Ager, of Westminster, was named to the 2012 fall semester dean’s list at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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WESTMINSTER POLICE BRIEFS Theft: Two Westminster boys ages 17 and 15 were arrested Jan. 11 after they tried to steal $336 in merchandise from JC Penney at 5453 W. 88th Ave. A loss prevention officer saw the boys select several items of clothing, then go into a fitting room. While in there, they removed the tags and then entered the shoe department, selecting several pairs of shoes. They removed the new shoes from their display boxes and replaced them with old shoes. They then placed the boxes back onto the display shelves. When they exited the store without paying for the items, they were contacted and held for a Westminster officer. The boys were both issued summonses and later released. The merchandise was recovered. Identity theft: A 43-year-old Westminster woman made an

identity theft report Jan. 8. She said she spoke with the Social Security Administration regarding recertification of paperwork and learned that a female suspect had recently applied for several jobs using her personal information. No income had been reported yet, but the same suspect also applied for and received unemployment pay for two months in 2012. The woman was advised to call Equifax to report the incident for a fraud alert to be placed on her Social Security number. Second-degree burglary: A 56-year-old Westminster woman made a burglary report Jan. 8 after her son noticed that someone had entered her vehicle during the night. She said she parked her Jeep in the unattached garage in the 5700 block of 75th Avenue and was told by her son the next morning

jacket with a circular logo on the back. He brought a dark backpack into the business, and was the one who broke out one of the glass doors with a baseball bat. Suspect 2 wore dark pants, a dark stocking cap, white gloves and a dark bandana over his face. He broke out the glass doors with the hatchet and brought the hatchet into the building where he was hitting something around the front counter. He took a bag into the store with him. Suspect 3 wore red shorts, a red bandana over his face and was wearing white gloves. The case in inactive pending further leads. Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The woman was issued a summons and later released. The merchandise was recovered. Second-degree burglary: Officers responded Jan. 3 to a burglary alarm at Conoco at 9175 Harlan St. The front door glass had been broken out by a hatchet that was found lying on the floor inside. Other damage was done by the hatchet as suspects broke glass and tried to break through the security door to the cash register and cigarette area. The owner of the store responded to the scene and told the officers that he would provide a video from the store security cameras. Several days later, the officers received the video that showed three male suspects breaking into the store. Suspect 1 wore a dark ball cap with a red brim, a red bandana over his face and a two-tone

that the driver side rear door was ajar. When she looked inside she saw that someone entered her glove compartment and rummaged through items, scattering them about the floor of the Jeep. The only thing the woman thought was missing was a set of storage unit keys that had been in the glove compartment. The storage company was notified of the stolen keys. There is no suspect information. Theft: A 17-year-old Lafayette teen was arrested Jan. 4 after she tried to steal $50 in merchandise from Kohl’s at 11875 Sheridan Blvd. A loss prevention officer observed the woman select earrings and underwear, and then place them in her purse. He contacted her when she exited the store without paying for the items and held her for a Westminster officer.

COMING SOON, RECURRING & LOOKING AHEAD ART LEAGUE The Wheat Ridge Art League will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. After the business meeting, Libby Kyer will present a demonstration on using colored pencil. Anyone who paints or would like to paint is welcome to come and learn to try new mediums and techniques. Residents of any Denver suburb are welcome to attend. Call 303278-8247 or 303-421-1356 or email or t.f.douglass@ THURSDAY/JAN. 24, COMING SOON/FEB. 9, APRIL 23 CPR CERTIFICATION North Metro Fire Rescue District will offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator classes from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9; and from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the North Metro Fire Station 62, 10550 Huron St., Northglenn. The cost includes a CPR student workbook and a CPR certification card, which is good for two years. For information or to sign up for a class, call 303-452-9910. The classes are open to the public.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/JAN. 25 BENEFIT BREW Join an evening of fun at Wystone’s Teas from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Benefit Brew; 25 percent of sales will be donated to the Colorado Neurological Institute in honor of the organizations 25th year. Enjoy a wide spectrum of teas, as well as tea infused food and cocktails at Wystone’s Teas in Belmar, 7323 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood. Links Jewelry will also be available for purchase. COMING SOON/JAN. 25-27 ANIMAL REIKI Misha May Foundation

Dog Training and Rescue will offer animal Reiki certification from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; and from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. This class will teach students how to experience the world from the animal’s perspective. Attendees will learn Reiki practices, as well as communication, handling strategies, physiology, psychology and more. The course demonstrates a variety of specific techniques, with hands-on application. Each day includes hands-on practice. Special attention is paid to trauma reduction and calming protocols. The result is often the alleviation of symptoms such as pain, fear and anxiety, as well as positive changes in behavior. This class will be offered only once in 2013. Registration required; email or

303-239-0382 to register and to find out about costs.


Children’s Theatre presents “Blackbeard the Pirate,” where a lazy day at the beach turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard the Pirate’s treasure begins. Showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. Cost is $7 for students and seniors, $8 for adults. Call 303-450-8800 for information.

STRANGER SAFETY Detective Mark Adams, of the Crimes Against Children Unit, Lakewood Police Department, and Ben Leichtling, Ph.D, consultant, coach, speaker and author of three books including How To Stop Bullies in Their Tracks, present a program about stranger safety from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. Visit or call 303-233-2740. SCAVENGER HUNT Make sure your senses are in tune as you explore the grounds of Majestic View Nature Center for answers to our ecology scavenger hunt. Work in teams to find hidden treasures. Dress for the weather and bring your thinking caps. Call ahead to register at 720-898-7405. The hunt is from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Admission is free. Visit COMING SOON/JAN. 28 COFFEE WITH the Mayor Talk directly with the mayor about issues in the community and to learn about new developments in the city at Coffee with the Mayor, at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Atlanta Bread, in the Northglenn Marketplace. Call 303-450-8713 for information. Northglenn High School Principal Dr. Mary Lindimore will talk about the school’s STEM expansion. SCRAPBOOKING BRING pictures and stories while joining this ongoing activity in the upcoming year. Meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Scrapbooking supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This activity will continue on the fourth Monday of every month. For people ages 55 and over. Call 303-450-

8801 for more information.

COMING SOON/JAN. 28-29 TALENT SHOW Auditions for the 7th

annual Night of the Stars talent show for ages 5-18 will be from 4-8 p.m. Jan. 28-29 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, inside the Northglenn Recreation Center. Visit for information. Call 303-450-8800 for an audition appointment. Dress rehearsal will be Thursday, Feb. 7, and the show will be Friday, Feb. 8.

COMING SOON/JAN. 29 HOA PROGRAM The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Community Associations Institute will present a free program to the general public and professionals who work in the industry. The program is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Courtyard by Marriott DenverCherry Creek, 1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Two of our experts will share their wisdom and expertise on taking yourself and or your HOA to the next level by implementing positive steps to avoid emotional burnout and conflict. The last speaker will inform how to make a difference in your emotional and mental health by improving your own personal fitness and wellness plan. A light breakfast will be served; RSVP to or by calling 303-951-4973. UNEARTHING GEMS Have you ever

wanted to go on a rock hunt? Learn techniques and clues to have your own successful dig around Colorado and Wyoming. Find out how to join the North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club on one of their field trips one of their many events throughout the year. They can answer your questions about their fascinating display of rocks and minerals. Program is from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. It is open to ages 8 and up. No fee, but must register by Jan. 25. Visit www.arvada. org/nature.

COMING SOON/JAN. 30 HOME EXPO Learn about in-home services to help keep you or a loved one at home and about housing options if you are considering a new place to call home. The There’s No Place Like Home expo is from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd.,

AIRLINES ARE HIRING FAA approved program.


Arvada. The event is free to the public; register by calling 303-425-9583. Service providers, call 303-467-7197 for vendor information/fees.

orchestra at our May concerts. Applications must be received by Feb. 22. Visit or call 303-725-1728.



Learning Institute will present “Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas,” the institute’s new six-session winter course that begins Wednesday, Jan. 30. Spiritual leader of Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver Rabbi Benjy Brackman will conduct the six course sessions. Each course is 90 minutes and takes place each Wednesday at Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver, 4505 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. Interested students can call 720-984-5805 or visit www.myJLI. com for registration and other courserelated information.

ART EXHIBIT The North Metro Arts Alliance members’ fine arts exhibit is ongoing through Feb. 28 at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. The Second Saturday Art Walk is from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. RECURRING/THROUGH MARCH 3 CALL FOR entries Colorado Visions, a juried exhibit of fine art by Colorado Artists at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave., is accepting entries through March 3. Slides or CDs of original 2- or 3-dimensional fine art by Colorado artists (no computer art). Entry fee is $30 for 3 entries. Cash awards. Judge is Colorado artist Cheryl St. John. The show is April 15 to May 31. For prospectus, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: North Metro Arts Alliance, c/o Becky Silver, 10154 Meade Court, Westminster, CO 80031.

COMING SOON/JAN. 31 LUNCHEON BE a queen for a day. Join Michelle Rahn at noon Thursday, Jan. 31, for the Walking Tiara Tall Luncheon. Rahn will show how her positive zest for life and sense of humor bring out the royalty in each of us. Register before Jan. 28 at Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Cost is $9, which includes lunch.

RECURRING/MONTHLY THROUGH MAY FAMILY CONCERTS The Music Train and Swallow Hill Music presents the family concert series, at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month through May at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver; and at 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May at the D-Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada. For information and tickets, visit

RECURRING EVENTS RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 22 CONCERT APPLICATIONS Broomfield Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for the youth concerto competition from middle school and high school musicians. One winner from each category will perform with the

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 7 ADOPTION BENEFIT The second annual Small Plates, Big Heart event is planned for Thursday, Feb. 7, at Infinity Park Event Center. Denver chefs prepare small plates of food in competition for the title, “Wednesday’s Child Best Chef of Denver!” For a complete list of participating vendors visit www.adoptex. org/smallplates. Visit the website for ticket information, or you can call 303-755-4756. Proceeds from the event benefit The Adoption Exchange. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 8 BENEFIT CONCERT Susan Lee Cable, a concert pianist and professor emeritus at Metropolitan State College of Denver, will honor top classical musicians at “Concert, Coffee & Confections,” a benefit concert for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. The evening also will feature fine coffee, European gourmet desserts and a silent auction featuring works from OLLI artists. The event is open to the public. RSVP at 303-717-4299 or by sending a check ($40/per person) by Feb. 1 to OLLI West, University College, 2211 S. Josephine St., Denver. Visit or call 303-871-3090. Looking Ahead continues on Page 20

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Blocked shots per game Jefferson Acade m y ’s Bryson Sharpley is averaging, second highest average in the state. Through eight games Sharpley has 35 blocks, including eight in a win over Estes Park, and has helped the Jaguars to a 5-3 start.


Number of assists the Standley Lake hockey t e a m h a s through 10 games. Conner Watkins and Klint Thede each have 11 assists to lead the way for the Gators.



Arvada West Invitational, Saturday, 8 a.m., Arvada West High School The tournament will feature 14 different teams, including the top six ranked teams in Class 5A – headed by top-ranked Pomona. Legacy, which is ranked 11th in 5A, will also compete. THEY SAID IT

“My kids play hard, they do the right things. But we just aren’t shooting the ball well. Bottom line, you can play great defense but if you can’t make a basket you aren’t going to win.” Mountain Range girls basketball coach Chyrisse Domenico

Hawks taking care of business in league Horizon girls lockdown rival Mountain Range By Jonathan Maness THORNTON - The Horizon girls basketball team have started 2013 with a bang. After starting the season 3-4, the Hawks opened the Front Range League by winning three of their first four games- including a 66-37 throttling of Mountain Range on Friday. “League, we just want to take care of it,” said Horizon’s point guard Gabby Jimenez. “It’s really big for us, especially since we didn’t start off too well.” The Hawks dropped back-to-back contests to ThunderRidge and Regis Jesuit earlier this season. They also lost two games at the Nike tournament of Champions in Phoenix before Christmas. However, since starting league play they have outscored their opponents by an average of 14 points. And much of the success is due to their defense. On Friday, the Hawks went to their fullcourt press and forced Mountain Range into 17 first-half turnovers and held the Mustangs to only 11 points at the half. “If anything (our defense) gets us going,” Horizon coach Greg Hahn said. “We’re still in the beginning stages of it; it isn’t where I want it to be.” The defense allowed Horizon to jump out to an early 16-3 advantage after the first quarter, the Hawks pushed their advantage to 20 points in the second quarter after Alyssa Rader scored three points the old fashion way. Kaylie Rader took over in the second half, scoring six of Horizon’s first eight points. Mountain Range did end the third quarter on a 7-2 run after the Rader sisters got in foul trouble. However, Hahn inserted Jimenez to crush the rally. “We knew that is what we needed to do this week,” Hahn said. “This league is so evenly balanced so we have to play hard every game.” Kaylie Rader had a game-high 14 points, while Alyssa Rader added 13 and Jimenez had 11 points and seven assists. Kaleigh

Mountain Range’s Tory Travers battles for a loose ball on Friday against Horizon. Photo by Jonathan Maness Paplow had seven steals. Hope Martinez had 13 points to lead the Mustangs, who have dropped their first three FRL games after starting the season 7-0. “Our league night in and night out is

tough,” said Mountain Range coach Chyrisse Domenico. “My kids play hard, they do the right things. But we just aren’t shooting the ball well. Bottom line, you can play great defense but if you can’t make a basket you aren’t going to win.”

Girls basketball: Wolverines get on a roll Belleview Christian tops Rocky Mountain Lutheran

Mackenzie Neely scored all 11 of her points in the second half to help the Lightning improve to 2-2 in the Front Range League and 6-5 overall.

By Jonathan Maness

TWO STRAIGHT: Jefferson Academy (7-3) picked up two wins in a row this week, beating Brush (47-39) and Estes Park (5045). Alyson Thimsen had 11 points to lead the Jaguars by the Beetdiggers, while Sara Miller led Jefferson Academy with 12 in the win over the Bobcats. THORNTON - After starting the season 1-4, the Skyview girls basketball team have won four of its past five games. The senior duo of Shelby Drnovsek and Brandie Woodson helped the Wolverines edge Westminster 52-51 on Monday. Drnovsek led all scorers with a career-high 19 points, while Woodson also had a career best 15. Skyview (6-4 overall) was down 32-19 at the half, but battled back to cut the deficit to six after three. For Westminster it has been a tough week with two brutal losses. The Wolves lost to Adams City in overtime, 51-45. Ariel Belfiore hit the only three for the Wolves to force overtime, but Westminster couldn’t slow the Eagles in the extra period. Leading the way for Westminster (3-11) was Desiree Gomez with 14 points. BRUINS TOP EAGLES: Belleview Christian beat Rocky Mountain Lutheran 48-23 in its 5280 league-opener on Tuesday. Mackenzie Woods led the Bruins with 20 points, while Sydney Ahaneku pulled down 17 boards and blocked eight shots. Belleview Christian improved to 10-1 on the season, while the Eagles dropped to 8-2. TIGERS STAY HOT: Holy Family gave Bishop Machebeuf its first loss of the season

SPLIT DECISION: The Academy (3-6) split its first two Frontier League games, beating Jefferson (56-30) and losing to Middle Park (43-34). Allie Falagrady led the Wolverines in both games, scoring 15 and 14 points.

Westminster’s Ariel Belfiore tries to drive by Skyview’s Brandie Woodson during Monday’s game against the Wolverines. Photo by Jonathan Maness on Friday, beating the Buffaloes 53-43. Katie Chavez led the Tigers with 12 points, while Lindsey Chavez added 11. Megan Mcgillin had 11 points and grabbed six rebounds to help Holy Family improve to 7-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Metropolitan League . BIG FOURTH: Legacy outscored Fairview 17-9 to edge its league rivals 42-33 Tuesday.

CRUSADERS LOSE NAILBITER: Community Christian lost to Resurrection Christian Tuesday, 32-28. Alex Quimbly had 11 to lead the Crusaders. TOUGH GOING: Thornton dropped its previous three games by an average of 48 points, including an 88-14 thrashing by Rock Canyon on Tuesday. Standley Lake also struggled against Chatfield on Friday, falling 44-28. Pomona have lost four consecutive games in the Jeffco League, the Panthers fell to Columbine on Friday 54-35. Northglenn dropped its sixth in a row on Tuesday, falling 60-18 to Littleton. Pinnacle dropped to 3-6 after falling to Denver Science & Tech Stapleton 82-20 Tuesday.

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Boys basketball: Holy Family downs Lutheran Thornton stays perfect at home By Jonathan Maness BROOMFIELD - Three different Holy Family players were in double-figures as the Tigers topped Lutheran 59-44 on Tuesday night. Ryan Willis led Holy Family with 12 points, while Jarron Sprenger and David Sommers each added 10. The Tigers opened the second half on a six-point run and a three by Willis gave Holy Family a 39-32 advantage going into the fourth. A put-back dunk by Sprenger and four free throws by Sommers sealed the victory for the Tigers, who improved to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in Metropolitan League. HOME, SWEET HOME: The Thornton Trojans have been a far better team at home than they have been on the road. The Trojans improved to 6-0 at home on Monday by beating Ponderosa 47-44. Donovan Onofre led Thornton with 14 points. However, Thornton has struggled on the road, dropping all four of their road games. HAWKS TOP MUSTANGS: Horizon outscored Mountain Range 20-11 in the fourth quarter on Friday to top the Mustangs 48-44. Steven Sumey led all scorers with 15 points and had four steals. Justin Badsky had 14 points to lead the Mustangs. Mountain Range (4-7, 0-4 Front Range League) led 25-19 at halftime. The Mustangs also lost to Monarch, 6556 on Monday and lost a 52-51 heartbreaker

to Boulder on Tuesday. Horizon (6-5, 2-2 FRL) lost to Monarch 63-56 Tuesday. EAGLES BEAT BRUINS: Rocky Mountain Lutheran beat Belleview Christian Tuesday, 38-33. Allen Johnson led the Bruins with 13 points, while the Eagles improved to 1-8 on the season. BACK ON TRACK: The Academy has rebounded after a slow start. The Wildcats have earned three wins in a row to improve to 5-4 overall and 3-0 in the Frontier League. Leading the way has been Zach Telles, who scored 26 help Academy beat Middle Park, 75-47 and then scored 12 in the win over Jefferson. Pinnacle also picked up its first three wins in league, including topping Denver Science & Tech Stapleton 46-45 Tuesday. CRUISE CONTROL: Jefferson Academy had little problems with Estes Park on Jan. 10. The Jaguars outscored the Bobcats in each quarter to roll to a 73-49 victory. Bryson Sharpley led the way with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks. While Brody Hornaday hit three treys and scored 26 points. LEAGUE STRUGGLES: Standley Lake hasn’t had much success against Jeffco League rivals. The Gators dropped to 1-4 in the league after losing to Chatfield 76-54 on Friday. Marcus Asmus led Standley Lake with 23 points. Legacy dropped to 1-2 in the FRL after falling 70-36 to Fairview Tuesday. SLUMP CONTINUES: Northglenn dropped its fifth consecutive game on Tuesday, losing to Littleton 76-45. Westminster couldn’t end its struggles on Friday, falling 58-45 to Lincoln at home.

Holy Family’s Alex Comeaux goes up for a layup against Lutheran’s Taylor Murphy, during Tuesday’s game at Holy Family. Photo by Jonathan Maness The Wolves have now dropped 10 games in a row. Pomona lost its eighth consecutive

game on Friday, falling to Columbine 64-37. Mitch Colin had 10 points to lead the Panthers, who are now 0-6 in the Jeffco League.

Standley Lake hockey rallies to a 2-2 tie with Raiders Huitt’s power-play goal in third period forces OT By Jonathan Maness WESTMINSTER - Rich Pijanowski will have to raise the expectations for his Standley Lake hockey squad. The Gators rallied back

from a 2-goal deficit to force a 2-2 tie with defending state champion Regis Jesuit Raiders on Saturday. “Kids have absolutely stepped up as a group,” Pijanowski said. “Last few years Regis has handed our lunch to us, and we gave them a very good run for them money.” Mitch McEwan found the back of the net in the second period and then Chris Huitt scored a powerplay goal with 52 seconds

left in the third period to force overtime with the defending state champions. Nathan Haas scored both goals for Regis, getting his first in the opening period and then adding another midway through the second. Standley Lake’s Tyler Goff stopped 29 of 31 shots in the game, including some big stops in the second. Neither squad could find the back of the net in overtime, but the Gators had

their chances. “Regis is not used to being in that position,” Pijanowski said. “I really wanted to get the kids over the top of the mountain.” Regis (8-0-2 overall, 3-01 in Foothills), which has lost only one game in two years, went into the game outscoring its opponents 41-6. Standley Lake (6-3-1 overall, 4-1-1 in Foothills) also shut out Dakota Ridge on Friday, Conner Watkins and Zach Carlson each had

goals in the game. Pijanowski credits the Gators success this season on the leadership of Watkins and McEwan. “Conner has been a constant force about yapping about the team,” Pijanowski said. “Mitch is the final piece; he brings the same

voice in locker room that it is about the team. They leave it all out there.” Standley Lake will have a week off before it faces Chatfield next Wednesday, the Gators will host Steamboat Springs on Jan. 26.

Roundup: Mustangs finish 7th at Bobcat Classic Kasa to play in East-West Shrine game By Jonathan Maness BASEHOR, Kan. - Jorge Rodriguez took first and Randy Boerner finished second to help Mountain Range finish seventh at the Bobcat Classic wrestling tournament on Saturday. Topeka Seaman (Kan.) took first at the tournament with 177.5 points, while Blue Springs (Mo.) was second

with 172. Mountain Range finished with 127 points. Rodriguez pinned Alex Killpack of Glenwood, Iowa to win the heavyweight title. At 152 pounds, Boerner was pinned by Cain Salas (Blue Spring, Kan.) in the title match. Also placing for the Mustangs, was Joel Geers (160) was fifth, Craig Egging (138) finished seventh and Timmy Romero (113) was seventh. TIGERS FINISH THIRD IN LONGMONT: Vincent Casados (113), Julian Prieto (120) and Joseph Prieto

(126) all won titles to help Holy Family finish third at the Gary Draum Classic in Longmont. Daniel Jansen (220) and Willy Clements (285) each took third, while Ben Lavoie (182) was fourth for the Tigers. Joseph Prieto pinned Monarch’s Landon Alm in the title match, while Casados had to rally to beat Frederick’s Jesse Ortiz 6-5 to take first. Julian Prieto won via default, because Golden’s Romelo Salas was injured and couldn’t wrestle in the finals. Longmont took first, while Platte Valley was second.



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Council discusses ban on retail sale of marijuana By Ashley Reimers As the state works on ways to regulate marijuana, Westminster City Council is also discussing potential regulations. The option council is leaning toward is an ordinance to ban the retail sale of recreational marijuana in the city. No official decisions have been made but council discussed the issue during its Jan. 7 study session. Council will formally discuss the ban issue during its Jan. 28 meeting, when the public will have the opportunity

to voice their opinions on the city ban. Under Amendment 64, passed last November, local governments can choose to prohibit, by ordinance or referendum, marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, and retail marijuana stores. Councilman Mark Kaiser made his opposition to the retail sale of the drug clear during the study session. He said he considers marijuana to be the gateway drug and thinks if the city allows the sale of marijuana, demand on the local law enforcement

would increase. “I don’t think there is enough sales tax revenue to offset what it’s going to cost us in law enforcement,” he said. Councilman Herb Atchison agreed with Kaiser. He said the risk of increased criminal activity if the retail sale of marijuana is allowed isn’t worth it. “I am very much in line with what Mark is saying,” Atchison said. “I don’t see how we can realize a benefit out of this. I personally don’t want to see this in Westminster. If I had a magic wand, I would like to go back and fix 64.”

During the study session, council and mayor Nancy McNally gave staff the go ahead to begin the process of preparing an ordinance to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana in Westminster. This ordinance will be discussed and possibly voted on during the Jan. 28 council meeting. Anyone interested in speaking in support or opposition to the ordinance will have an opportunity during the public comment portion of the meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave.


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SINGERS GALA Ars Nova Singers will have a gala at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Butterfly Pavillion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. Join us for a special musical afternoon with performances by Ars Nova Singers, soloists and small ensembles, with special guest jazz pianist Paul Fowler. Elegant accompaniments include hors d’oeuvres, wine, desserts, and unique silent auction treasures. Tickets are available online at or by calling 303-499-3165.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 OLIVER PRAIRIE Playhouse presents “Oliver,” its biggest

show of the year with a live orchestra, a cast of all ages, great music and a spectacular set. A heart-warming family tale that children and adults all love. Oliver will be sure to steal your heart as well. Visit http://www.prairieplayhouse. com/productions/themusicmanliver. Get tickets online at or at the door. The show plays at The Armory in Brighton.


LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 8-17 TAKING STOCK The 11 Minute Theatre Company presents

“Taking Stock,” by Richard Schotter, from Feb. 8-17. Alvi and Sam, partners and pals, have run a sporting goods store on New York’s West Side for forty years. It’s Memorial Day and they are taking stock of their inventory and their options. The neighborhood has changed, the yuppie landlord is raising the rent and the customers don’t know the first thing about sports. Sam wants to renovate: Alvi doesn’t want to change a thing. As the two old friends struggle over their future, they reveal their fears, hopes, passions and affection for each other. Warning: This play has some mature language and is suggested for audiences over 13 years old. The Festival Playhouse is at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-422-4090 or visit

PERFORMANCE CONCERT A collaborative performance concert of the Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest is at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. All levels of music students performing in ensembles on piano, flute, strings and voice. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 11-12 UPCOMING AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for “Dividing the Estate,” written by Horton Foote, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 720898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years or older.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 14 TO MAY 26 SPRING EXHIBIT Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art opens its spring exhibit “The Museum of Broken Relation-


ships,” with a free public reception from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14; members can preview the exhibit starting at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 26. Items for the exhibit are still being accepted. Instead of disposing of the relics from an ended relationship, bring them to the museum. Donations must be received by Feb. 3 and will be displayed anonymously. After the exhibit, donations will be kept in the collection of the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. Visit, e-mail or call 303-443-2122 to learn how to make donations. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 22-24 THEATER SHOW Phamaly Theatre Company presents the “charmin’ ‘n side-splittin’ comedy” “The Foreigner” Feb. 22-24 at the Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets are available by calling 720-898-7200 or going online to www. LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 1 ENTRY DEADLINE The Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation is conducting an open entry competition to select six sculptures to be part of Northglenn’s 2013-14 “Art on Parade” on-loan sculpture program. The winning pieces will be placed at E.B. Rains Junior Memorial Park surrounding Webster Lake in Northglenn. Check www. for more on submissions. Contact Michael Stricker at 303-450-8727 or email artonparade@northglenn. org for information. LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 14 SPELLING BEE Compete with other spelling whizzes in the

60+ Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Arvada Press/Mile High News, Brookdale Senior Living’s Arvada Sterling House and Arvada Meridian, and Prime Time for Seniors Newspaper. Prizes and refreshments included. This is a free event, but both contestants and spectators must register by March 2. Contestants must be 60 and over. Sign up soon; space is limited. The spelling bee is from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

ONGOING/LIBRARY PRESCHOOLERS GATHERING Primetime for Preschoolers meets 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free. For more information, call 303-452-7534 or go online to librarianship. MUSIC TIME Music and Movement meets 1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Children ages 3 to 6 years can sing, dance, play games and learn how to play instruments. Registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at librarianship.For more information, call 303-452-7534.

ONGOING/CLUBS AND SERVICES MONDAYS ADULT SURVIVORS of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peer-support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more information, call 303-283-8660. DENVER THYROID Cancer Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948. GRIEF RECOVERY A 12-week Grief Share program meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. LA LECHE League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St. LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton.

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