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North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 3
January 25, 2013
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Election process in play Potential change to eliminate runoff draws comments By Ashley Reimers
Evelyn Cadman uses a drill to take apart pieces of a bridge to be resurfaced during a volunteer project in the Big Dry Creek area Saturday in Westminster. Photos by Andy Carpenean
Volunteers help to maintain city By Ashley Reimers
firstname.lastname@example.org Westminster volunteer coordinator Pattie Wright can’t say enough about a particular group of local residents. A group that has put in hours of hard work and dedication to make Westminster the best it can be. “I have a very established group of volunteers who have been volunteering for years. Some even for 10 to 15 years,” she said. “They are just amazing. They are like professional volunteers.” On Saturday, Jan. 19, the city kicked off the year with its first volunteer project. Wright and a group of about 20 volunteers worked together to repair a pedestrian bridge on the Big Dry Creek Trail behind Front Range Community College and distribute mulch in the open space area. Wright said she coordinates 1820 projects a year to help maintain almost 3,000 acres of open space of Westminster and miles of trails. “The city depends on the volunteers’ helping hands to enhance and maintain the open space and trails in Westminster,” she said. “It doesn’t
Jim McGinnis, left, pushes mulch into a wheelbarrow for Lisa Engelking during a volunteer project along Big Dry Creek Trail Saturday in Westminster. take care of itself, even though it looks like it does.” Volunteer Albert Sinclair has been donating his time since 2010 when he moved to Westminster from California. He said after visiting Colorado he fell in love with the state, and had to move from the West Coast. Ever since then, he’s put in many hours to service to keep Westminster a beautiful city. “I started volunteering because I really didn’t know many people out here, and I wanted to feel like part of the community,” he said. “I love doing this and it makes me feel like I have a sense of purpose.” Wright said she’s always impressed with the work of the volunteers who know how to get busy and get their
Albert Sinclair uses a prybar to remove old parts of a bridge to be resurfaced during a volunteer project along Big Dry Creek Trail Saturday in Westminster.
‘It doesn’t take care of itself, even though it looks like it does.’ Westminster volunteer coordinator Pattie Wright hands dirty. With cooperation and positive energy, Wright said the volunteers can accomplish so much in just a few hours, compared to one person in 60 hours. “I have the best job in the whole city. I get to see the best side of people,” she said. “During every project people are smiling, laughing and working together. It’s amazing.” For more information on upcoming volunteer projects in Westminster, contact Wright at 303-658-2201 or email@example.com.
The process in which the next Westminster mayor is elected could change, with or without the support of the residents. By a 4-3 vote, City Council approved on Jan. 14 the first reading of an ordinance that removes the requirement that a candidate must secure an excess of 40 percent of the voter margin to be elected to the office of mayor. Councilors Herb Atchison, Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser and Mary Lindsey voted in favor of the ordinance, while mayor Nancy McNally, mayor pro tem Faith Winter and councilor Scott Major voted against the ordinance. The second and final reading of the ordinance will be voted on during council’s Jan. 28 meeting. Since 1993, all mayoral elections require a candidate to receive at least 40 percent of the votes. If the top candidate does not receive 40 percent, the top two candidates face off against each other during a run-off election. This process requires a second election, costing about $100,000, which is not a line item in the city budget but is something highlighted in the budget process as a potential eventuality. By removing the 40 percent requirement, the candidate who receives the most votes will be elected in one election, without the need of a run-off election. During the meeting, more than 10 Westminster residents voiced their opposition to the ordinance during public comment. Resident Tim Kauffman told council the run-off election is important because the mayor position needs widespread community support. “Moving to the run-off election focuses on the two highest folks and then the community can decide between those two candidates,” he said. “I ask you to keep the provision for a mayor run-off election.” McNally, Winter and Major spoke in the same tone as many of the community members, each voicing their opposition to the ordinance. Winter attempted to table the ordinance and take the issue to the public for a public vote, but the motion failed. She said she adamantly opposes the ordinance and believes it is wrong for the city of West-
minster. McNally said the ordinance is morally and ethically wrong and will not support it. She said this kind of decision is not meant to be made by council, but the residents of Westminster. “Normally after a vote we sing “Kumbaya” and go forward. I cannot do that tonight or after the next vote, because this is wrong,” she said. “It is not for me to sit here and decide. I’m sorry this did not get put to a public vote. Without that public vote, it’s not for me tell you after 18 years, for no good reason, that we are going to change the way this is voted. I will publicly speak out against it.” Major said he believes the mayor needs wide support of the citizens within the city and also adamantly opposes the ordinance. He has officially filed his candidate affidavit to run in this year’s mayor election. He said he does not believe in changing the election process during an election year. “I do not think it is right for a mayor to be elected by a very small percentage of the citizens,” he said. ”This is wrong for the city and wrong for the citizens.” Out of the four council members who voted in favor of the ordinance two of them have officially filed their candidate affidavits to run in this year’s mayor election, Briggs and Atchison, but neither provided any comments on their vote during the meeting. Lindsey was the only person who gave any reasoning for her decision to approve the change. She said she’d previously received e-mails from people in the community who believed a second run-off election was not needed. “You the voters will choose the mayor, and I hope it’s done in one election,” she said. “I trust the voters will pick the best candidate and I think we will have a sizable margin.” Council will vote on the second reading of the ordinance during the Jan. 28 meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. Residents can voice their opinions during that meeting, or personally contact any of the council members before that date. All council member contact information can be found on the city’s website, www.ci.westminster.co.us, under the city government tab.
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When you wish upon a car … The elfin 1970 Saab sits in front of the house — unmoving, somewhat frail-looking — like an aging body worn down by time and circumstance. Patches of rust spot the beige paint; dents bend the chrome bumper; a milky film clouds the windows, shielding the torn upholstery inside. Much to his wife’s dismay, Larry Beetham towed it home almost six months ago, from a barn where it had rested for more than 20 years. “We just don’t have the space,” she told him. “We have a two-car garage and now four cars and a motorcycle.” And then, something remarkable happened. Call it luck, fate, maybe divine intervention. Larry’s not sure. All he knows is the little car given to him for free turned out to be a priceless gift — a road trip back to his childhood and his dad, who died six years ago. Along the way, he rediscovered the depth of a father’s commitment to his family. “It was a connection, not a destiny,” Larry says of the car. “But by some design it came to me.” The story begins in the mid-1960s when James Beetham and his two sons — Larry was about 6 then — saw their first Saabs at the Denver car show. It was, almost, love at first sight. By the end of 1966, James owned a Saab franchise in Greeley. “I spent my childhood riding around in these little Saabs,” Larry, now 53, remembers. Developed by airplane engineers, the Swedish cars became known for aerodynamic shapes and innovative differences — ignitions on the floor, electric window locks in the middle console — and their devoted fans. To this day, Saab owners are unwavering in loyalty and passion. At 19, Larry bought his first, a 1973 bright yellow Saab, from his father. He bought his second, a red 1977 Saab, in 1982. In 1988, he married Ann, the daughter of a Midwest auto mechanic who understood and appreciated cars and could recite models of just about any car that passed. “That’s one of the things that drew me to Ann,” Larry says. “I thought, ‘OK, she might put up with some of my stuff.’” Ann was driving an Acura. With no space or money for car registrations and licenses, they sold the Saabs and bought a Jeep. Two sons came. A series of cars, including a van, came and went from the driveway. A Saab, a 1998 green 9000, didn’t re-enter Larry’s life again until 2004. By 2008, the non-Saabs had been replaced by two more Saabs, one black, the other a flirty red convertible. The year Larry bought the green Saab he also joined the Rocky Mountain Saab
Club. Last summer, one member, moving from Evergreen for health reasons, wanted homes for three old Saabs stored in his barn. Two other members made their choices first; Larry took the one left, a Savannah beige 96 that had been towed into the barn in 1988 as a parts car. Larry inspected it closely. A little rust. Solid floorboards under the soiled carpet. Door panels in good condition. Weatherstrip around the doors in good condition. Headliner in excellent condition. Although the engine didn’t run, Larry declared it “a solid car,” trailered it behind his green Saab and pulled into his brother’s car wash in Golden to spray out the pine needles in the fender and the gray dust and spiderwebs blanketing the engine. Then he parked it outside his Littleton home. Ann suggested Larry name the car Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes, which also happened to be his dad’s favorite saint. “That’s it, Dad!” son Kyle, 16, agreed enthusiastically. “We’re gonna name it Jude!” And here, the story takes its twist. The previous owner never retitled the car when he bought it in 1988 and the address of the original owner was a J.F. and A. Garcia of Greeley. “What are the odds your dad sold him the car?” a Saab club member asked Larry. One August weekend, when Larry was helping his mother around her Greeley home, down in the basement he rummaged through his dad’s old, steel work desk — still packed with files. As he flipped through a stack of envelope-sized slips, he noticed a sales transaction that read “June 13, 1970, Saab, Garcia.” He opened a drawer and a white card “jumped out” and fell on the floor. “It wanted me to find it,” Larry recalls. It was a Saab owner identification card, which contained the serial number of a demo car received by Larry’s dad on Jan. 22, 1970. The serial number matched the Saab number on the title of the car parked outside Larry’s home. Larry started laughing: “I’ve got a car that my dad actually sold and, not just that he sold, but that he had.”
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That day, poignant memories rose from the papers, mingling amid the excitement of discovery, to remind Larry about the challenges his dad faced trying to support a family of eight children while running a business. “He would come home when I was a kid and he didn’t know how he was going to make it work.” Larry’s voice thickens and falters as he remembers. “He would pray to St. Jude. St. Jude would look over him and get him through.” And “sometimes,” Larry says, a smile brightening his face, “he would come in with a roll of bills and say, `Let’s take a test drive and go to Johnson’s Corner for dinner.’” His father, who died at 90, was 60 years old when he gave up the Saab franchise. “It was hard when he sold the dealership,” Larry says. The discussion about the coincidence of the Saab, St. Jude and Larry’s dad continues. “One of my sisters said `Dad’s guiding that from heaven,’” Larry says. “I don’t think certain things happen by chance,” Ann says. “I think there’s more a
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Opinion: Columnist Michael Alcorn says rational talk missing from gun control talks. Page 7
passage of marijuana ballot question Amendment 64. Page 5
Life: Exhibit highlights diversity of Colorado artists at Arvada Center. Page 19
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Economic forecast looking bright Steady growing trend in job market, consumer spending to continue, economist says By Sara Van Cleve
email@example.com Colorado has been on a slow and steady economic recovery over the past couple years, and that trend should improve this year. Patty Silverstein, president of Development Research Partners, presented an economic forecast for the Denver metro area for 2013 during the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s Third Friday Legislative Breakfast Jan. 18. She defines the Denver metro region as a seven-county region area from Boulder County to Douglas County. “We have been going forward, and we expect in 2013 that we will continue to grow and expand, but at a slow rate,” Silverstein said. Metro area unemployment tends to stay below the nation’s. In 2012, the average metro unemployment rate was 7.7 percent whereas the nation’s was 8.1 percent. “We expect the unemployment rate will continue to drift downward a little bit in 2013,” Silverstein said. Silverstein predicts the unemployment rate for the Denver metro area will be 7.5 percent this year with the nation’s at 7.9.
In 2009-10, 64,000 jobs were lost in the Denver metro area. But by 2013, 74,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the metro area. Of the metro area’s 12 industrial clusters, which include aviation, aerospace, health care and information technology, five have experienced growth over the past years, Silverstein said. Colorado’s aerospace industry is now the second largest in the country behind California. Consumers are spending more money too, Silverstein said. Last year was the year of big-ticket purchases, such as appliances and cars, she said. “In 2013, we expect to see a bit of a pullback in that spending level,” she said. “Again, still growing, but growing at a slightly slower pace because a lot of those big ticket item purchases happened in 2012.” A consistent marketplace also helped increase the number of homes that were sold last year and reduce the number of homes foreclosed. Both trends are expected to continue. Global economic challenges, unemployment rates and businesses still seeking clarity on healthcare, taxes and government spending can make the forecast look dim, Silverstein said. But there are economic opportunities for residents and businesses in 2013 with low interest rates, strong consumer spending and an improving real estate, she said.
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Fires displace two families Staff report The Westminster Fire and the Westminster Police departments responded to a report of a fire at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in the 1200 block of 132nd Place. Upon arrival, crews found one house fully involved and a second home starting to catch fire next door. Six fire engines responded to the fires, four from Westminster Fire and
two from North Metro Fire Rescue. No residents were home in the house that was a full loss at the time of the fire. Two residents were in the second home and had evacuated before crews had arrived; that home has a preliminary estimate of $75,000 in damage. Both families were displaced and Westminster Fire aided in finding them hotel rooms. No injuries from the fire, though a cat is missing.
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Town hall addresses mental health issues By Vic Vela
vvela@ourcoloradonews. com Scott Winter of Arvada was a loving family man — a husband, father and brother — who “treasured life,” until the anguishes of depression and anxiety caused him so much pain that he just couldn’t take it any more, according to his wife, Jane. Scott Winter, 46, took his own life in June 2011. Mary Eppolito of Westminster has also experienced loss. Two young people near her grandson’s age have committed suicide recently: A 16-year-old high school honor student, and an 18-year-old man, who killed himself while he was on leave from the Army. Eppolito and Jane Winter shared their emotional stories to an overflow crowd at Arvada’s Standley Lake Library Saturday, at a town hall meeting addressing mental health issues affecting our communities. One question lingers in Eppolito’s mind. “Why?” she said afterward, fighting back tears. “They have their whole lives
to live. Life is so beautiful. Something has got to be done. These kids are afraid to talk to anybody.” Figuring out how to best deal with mental health issues on a legislative and societal level is a topic that has received renewed attention in the wake of recent mass shootings where the mental health of the assailants has been called into question. “Our mental health system has become more important than it ever has been,” Democratic State Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp of Arvada told the audience. Kraft-Tharp and state Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, organized Saturday’s event. During the forum, Winter spoke through tears as she urged action on finding better ways to address mental health issues, so that lives like her husband’s may be saved. “His life ended tragically,” she told the audience. “But my wish is that something beautiful and wonderful can come of that life.” The town hall also featured a panel of mental health experts, who shared their thoughts on how best to care for those with men-
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‘Blithe Spirit’ production at Arvada Center has cast change due to illness
A casting change has been made in the Arvada Center’s production of “Blithe Spirit” due to illness. Actress Beth Flynn left the role of Madame Arcati in ”Blithe Spirit” due to a illness she has been fighting since shortly after rehearsals began. Leslie O’Carroll will play Madame Arcati and Boni McIntyre will play Edith for the duration of the play, which is through Feb. 17. Performances of ”Blithe Spirit” are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
After a seven-month national search, the Arvada Center announced its new executive director. Philip C. Sneed, who has spend the past six and a half years as the producing
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state and federal agencies whenever people who have had civil commitments seek to purchase firearms, Clements said. The governor also seeks to develop a statewide crisis response system made up of behavioral health experts, that would allow people to call a toll free number, 24 hours a day, whenever those individuals are “experiencing extreme distress,” Clements said. Lawmakers like Hudak and Kraft-Tharp will take up Hickenlooper’s funding request this legislative session. And Kraft-Tharp has pending legislation aimed at bettering the mental health system, including a bill that was introduced in the state House Friday that would help mental health professionals “be as effective as possible” when working with clients, she said after the event. Anything that can better the system would come as welcome news to people like Winter. “That is the true assessment of whether our suicide prevention efforts are working,” she said afterward. “And that is keeping people from dying.”
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artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, will begin his duties as executive director Monday, Feb. 4. Sneed’s first performance as an artist was performing in the Arvada Center’s second play ever produced in 1976.
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The clubhouse at West Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker St., will be closed through Feb. 11 while the clubhouse and restaurant undergo maintenance. Renovations include new carpet, new tables and chairs, new bathrooms, new counters in the Pro Shop and a new restaurant menu. The clubhouse and restaurant are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Weather permitting, the golf course and driving range will remain open. Beverage cart service will be available for drinks and snacks.
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Marijuana task force targets challenges Members sail uncharted waters after vote on amendment
When Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, legalizing the personal possession, use and home growing of marijuana, the state faced the challenge of developing the rules and regulations so the amendment can be implemented. The first step to deal with challenges came when Gov. John Hickenlooper created the 24-member Amendment 64 Task Force on Dec. 10 because, while voters legalized marijuana in Colorado, all aspects remain illegal under federal law. “The task force met for the first time Dec. 17, and since then we have set up five working groups, each tasked with investigation of a specific area dealing with implementation of Amendment 64,” said state Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, who is a task force member. “All the meetings of the task force and the working groups are posted on the state Department of Revenue’s website. All those meetings are open to the public and there is a public comment period at every meeting.” Pabon said working groups tackle one of five subject areas — local authority and control, consumer safety and social issues, regulatory framework, criminal law issues and tax, and funding and civil law issues. “One or two task force members heads each of the working groups,” the state representative said. “Then, each working group calls on experts in the specific fields
to help us develop our recommendations because we want to get it right, because this will be a basis for the framework for the future of these issues.” Pabon is a member of the regulatory framework working group. He said the committee is like the hub of a wheel with the other working groups as the spokes, since the recommendations will be the basis of determining what is legal and what isn’t. “This has been a fascinating challenge,” he said. “Our first challenge was to educate ourselves so we can understand the nuances of a new industry. There is very little precedent to draw on but we did look at the regulations dealing with liquor, gambling and medical marijuana. These regulations have been tested by time and they became sort of a template as we looked at what worked and what didn’t to help us as we sought to create rules for issues that didn’t exist prior to the November election.” The Regulatory Framework Working Group meets almost weekly, and Pabon said it is usually standing room only at every meeting. “I expected there to be two groups on opposite sides of the issue, but it was refreshing to see there is a lot of common ground,” he said. The task force also faced the challenge of being required to develop the recommendations and present them to the state Legislature no later than Feb. 28. The Legislature then must take action and pass the rules and regulations that are required to be in place not later than July 1 so all the aspects of Amendment 64 can be implemented in January 2014. The statewide task force includes state Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge.
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WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD Westminster City Council voted on the following legislation during its Jan. 14 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Nancy McNally; Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter, and councilors Herb Atchison, Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser, Mary Lindsey and Scott Major.
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New rules for county parking Changes made regarding trailers and RVs By Glenn Wallace
email@example.com Parking rules in Jefferson County just became simpler and more restrictive. Simpler in the requirements to move a vehicle every 14 days — even if it is just a few feet down the block — that have been eliminated. More restrictive in that RVs and trailers now can only be parked for an annual total of 28 days a year on county roads before they can be towed. Previously, Jeffco’s parking ordinance did not give the Sheriff’s Office the authority to deal with trailers that were parked on
county roads. The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the overhaul of the county’s Operation and Parking of Vehicles Ordinance at the Jan. 15 meeting. Sheriff’s Department Patrol Division Chief Dan Gard was among the county staff members who commented on the potential changes. Instead of patrol officers trying to determine if a vehicle had shifted a few feet every two weeks, the new regulation does away with the “moved” language entirely. The new ordinance also does away with the requirement for right-of-way areas to
clearly be marked with No Parking signs. The newly worded ordinance would allow officers to simply tag vehicles with 72hour notice, prior to towing. “We tag the vehicle, it sits there (three days), and we impound it,” Gard said. “Then we declare it abandoned, and start that process.” The Sheriff’s Office would still have the authority to immediately tow any unlicensed or inoperable vehicle they come across. Three members of the public spoke at the public hearing, all from the same Westridge HOA, located in Littleton. Two of them called for stricter rules against recreational vehicles, apparently due to ongoing issues with the RV of the third resident.
“All I’m asking for is time to use it,” that HOA resident Bob Burnett said. Burnett had spoken at earlier hearings on the RV parking changes, and had requested the time extension from 14 to 28 days. His neighbors disagreed, warning that a month-long parking allowance might turn residential areas inside Jefferson County into RV parking lots. The commissioners said they felt the ordinance was an acceptable compromise, increasing the length of time RV owners could leave their vehicle parked in front of their house, but also setting a finite yearly limit on the amount of time such vehicles could be parked. The new parking rules will take effect on Feb. 24.
Teaching grant to foster better STEM education By Ashley Reimers
firstname.lastname@example.org Teachers in the state will get an added boost to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction with a grant from the National Education Association. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced that Colorado will be the first state to receive a challenge Grant from NEA, and matchingfund partners, from the Morgridge Family Foundation and Xcel Energy. The grant total is $400,000, with NEA providing $200,000, the Morgridge Family Foundation providing $150,000 and Xcel is providing $50,000. “Colorado’s economy is adding jobs in STEM-related fields every day and we need to meet this growing demand by educating a highly-skilled and competitive work force,” he said during a press conference at Northglenn High School Jan. 15. The grant funds are going to a new statewide vision and plan to improve the Colorado STEM teacher training program. The plan is being implemented in Colorado by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning for teacher training, certification, technology and support to expand the STEM program in Colorado. Kerrie Dallman, Colorado Education Association president, said NEA’s goal is to raise $1.5 million in efforts to spread the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learn-
ing teacher model to many states. She said the center cultivates teachers who are highly qualified and skilled educators to fill science and math teacher shortages. “We know a great teacher can make a tremendous impact on a student’s desire and ability to master STEM content, but Colorado lacks the number of teachers we need to help enough students learn these exciting subjects,” she said. “This investment will grow our talent pool of outstanding STEM teachers and further our state’s collective goal of preparing every student to thrive in a dynamic economy.” Carrie Morgridge, Morgridge Family Foundation vice president, said the foundation is thrilled to be part of the program that is bringing physics and math training to Colorado. “We believe in doing all we can to transform the lives of students and teachers through proven instructional strategies,” she said. Bob Goodman, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning executive director, said the program is providing all students with a great mathematic education which is essential if they want to have access to the top jobs. He said the program is embraced by democrats, republicans, businesses and unions and will provide students equal employment opportunity and a good future.
Far right, Bob Goodman, New Jersey Center for teaching and learning executive director, speaks during a press conference on Jan. 15 at Northglenn High School about the challenge grant Colorado is receiving from the National Education Association. Also in the photo, from left, David Eves, president and CEO of public Service Co. of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company, Carrie Morgridge, Morgridge Family Foundation vice president, Kerrie Dallman, Colorado Education Association president and Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. Photo by Ashley Reimers Photo by Ashley Reimers “I want to express my appreciation to the NEA, Morgridge Family Foundation and Xcel Energy for having confidence in a program that has proven so successful in New Jersey,” he said. “And for providing the
REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Girl Scout cookie time to commence Girl Scouts cookies will be on sale Sunday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, March 3, in Colorado. Booth sales in front of retail locations will start Feb. 8. Each purchase of cookies supports girls in devel-
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financial support needed to bring it to the students of Colorado.” For more information on the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, visit https://njctl.org.
JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY One Book 4 Colorado
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced the launch of this year’s One Book 4 Colorado (OB4C) learning initiative last week. “One Book 4 Colorado puts books in the hands of children and helps inspire a culture of reading in their homes,” Garcia said. “We’re excited to kick-off the program by inviting Coloradans of all ages to help us select this year’s book.” People are encouraged to visit the OB4C website and vote for their favorite book. This year’s top three book choices are: “Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon; “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” by Mo Willems; and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. Guest celebrities reading the books include Gov. John Hickenlooper, Missy Franklin, Colorado Olympic gold medalist and Maria Rozman, news director/news anchor, Telemundo Denver, NBC Universal. Coloradans can view these videos specially produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and vote for this year’s book by visiting www.onebook4colorado. org. Public input for the book selection process will be accepted through Jan. 31. The winning title will be unveiled at the OB4C opening event on May 6. More than 70,000 copies of the
same book will be distributed to children across Colorado at local library events, at Reach Out and Read clinics and doctors’ offices, and through participating preschools, all part of several other events scheduled for May 6 to 20, Colorado Literacy Week.
A 38-year-old New Jersey man was arrested last week after he flew to Colorado to allegedly meet with an underaged teen for sex. Edward Gutierrez had flown from Philadelphia to Denver on Jan. 18 to a Wheat Ridge restaurant where authorities say he expected to meet with a teen that he had been communicating with online. Instead, Gutierrez was met by an undercover investigator and was arrested. The District Attorney’s Office reports that they began investigating Gutierrez in November, after a 13-year-old girl contacted the DA’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations (CHEEZO) Unit with concerns about a man making inappropriate comments on her Facebook page. DA investigator Mike Harris began communicating with Gutierrez, posing as the teen. According to court records, Gutierrez engaged in numerous sexually graphic communications with the person he believed to be an underage teen, and eventually proposed meeting in
person for sexual reasons. Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of Internet Luring of a Child, Enticement of a Child and Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Each count is a class four felony. He was placed into custody at the Jefferson County Detention Center.
World events series
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) invites the public to join Great Decisions, a discussion group presented through the Foreign Policy Association, at the Columbine and Evergreen Libraries. Each program is presented in a balanced and non-partisan way, and includes background information, current data and policy options for each issue. Topics include: The Future of the Euro, Post-Revolution Egypt, NATO, Myanmar, Intervention Doctrine, and China’s growing influence in Africa. Sessions will be 6 p.m. Mondays at the Columbine Library from Jan. 28 through May 20. The Evergreen Library will also host the program 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, and continuing every first and third Wednesday of the month, through May 29. Meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information visit jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-235-5275.
January 25, 2013
Rational talk needed about gun control
that If I were the devil, I would work really hard to make sure that the well-intenringstioned people of this country were so disd re-tracted by minutiae and political gamesto 28manship that they could never get around to dealing with the really big issues. hat a Oh, wait ... that’s kinda like how we are turnnow. unty Take the president’s bold initiative to curb gun violence and protect our chilt thedren: 23 new executive actions, none of mise,which are actually laws, but have stirred wnersthe political waters into an even more frennt ofzied state than they usually are. early And not one of which would have prehiclesvented Sandy Hook. I mean, seriously. Do we really think ct onthat “clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within the Affordable Care Act exchanges” will have a strong countering effect to gun violence? But at least on the list was a reminder to
nominate a director for the ATF, as if one of the president’s “to do” sticky notes sneaked into the press conference. Thankfully, nowhere in the 23 actions did the president remember to take on his allies in Hollywood and the broader culture. So now we, as a country, are about to embark on a grand national farce of arguing about whether a semi-automatic weapon with a pistol handle should be illegal
when the same semi-automatic weapon without the pistol handle is perfectly legal. And then we’ll move on to the grand circus of talking about how a magazine with 10 bullets in it is frightfully more safe for the public than a magazine with 12 bullets. So if I had a magazine that holds 12, but only filled it up to 10, would it still be illegal? And if I shot those remaining bullets into the forest where nobody heard them, would they still count? To quote one of my favorite retired generals, “We’re stuck on stupid!” This is not the debate we should be having. We should be having a debate that is based around what we know, what actually works, and how we can actually protect children, and not just make ourselves feel better about doing something. The shooter at Sandy Hook broke about 10 laws before he ever shot a student — would another law have slowed him down?
The devil is in Voices from the sidelines the details ‘Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches’ by Gary Myers
You might say the Westminster City Council has created the “devil” and only they can fix it. And fix it they must now before the November election.
There are six councilors and one mayor. These people are elected for fouryear terms and are subject to an eight-year term limit. Keep that in mind! This year Mayor Nancy McNally, councilors Scott Major, Mark Kaiser and Mary Lindsey are going to be term limited in November. Serving a remaining two-year term are Herb o theAtchison, Bob Briggs and Faith Winter. Jer- This council group in visit the past appeared to be one happy family but at the Jan. 14 council meeting, all hell broke loose. Four councilors want to change the code which outlines how the mayor is elected. So they requested that a change in the municipal code be put on the agenda for council consideration. All of this was done rather secretive as the community was never told of the proposed simple majority change. Even then, those in the know chose up sides and a brouhaha began.
You can see where this is going as the “happy” family split and the change group of four voted 4-3 in favor of the simple majority change. Because of this rule the public does not get to vote on it, only councilors. So why do they want to change the rule from needing a 40 percent vote to a simple majority? Why? Because a simple majority makes it much easier for the three councilors who have taken out petitions to run for mayor. It’s Herb Atchison, Bob Briggs and Scott Major who will best benefit from the proposed change. You see splitting the vote three ways makes it harder to achieve the 40 percent threshold but a simple majority is well, simple. But how about other civic-minded folks who might want to throw their hat in the ring? Forget
about them, they don’t seem to matter to the incumbent threesome.
OK, those councilors will tell you that the change is necessary because a potential run-off election could cost about $100,000. Hogwash! Folks, don’t be fooled. If saving money were the reason, then why haven’t they made the change in the past years? After all, this 40 percent rule change has been on the books since 1993. Let’s not kid ourselves and buy into the saving money and red herring.
Changed my mind
At first I thought maybe it was a good idea. But when I saw the sneaky way they put it on the Jan. 14 agenda, at the very end of the agenda, I realized they were trying to pull a fast one. So now I’m really ticked off and want them to cancel the second reading on Jan. 28.
If you too are offended by this matter you will want to contact the councilors who are doing this and tell them of your concern. This issue is of such importance that it should be decided by a vote of the people, not just the council. Call the City Clerk’s office at 303-658-2400 and request the telephone numbers of the council members so you can call them with your concerns. We need to keep good, honest government, not politically motivated councilors running our city. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned. Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.
Your weekends are suddenly wide open and empty. No more extra televisions in the living room. No more Sunday snack-binging. You’ve put away your make-up, your lucky shirts, and the hats that no team can win without. It’s enough to make a grown (wo)man cry. Yes, football season is over for you. But for 32 men, the end of one season signals the beginnings of another — that is, if they still have jobs. In the new book “Coaching Confidential” by Gary Myers and published by Crown Archetype, you’ll read about a very unique club. It’s all about the Trophy. The Vince Lombardi Trophy, to be exact: A big piece of metal that forces NFL coaches to “(drag) their families from city to city as
they go from job to job ...” says sportswriter Gary Myers. The Trophy is why Sean Payton worked his way up the ranks from “scab” to coach of the ailing New Orleans Saints, post-Katrina. That Trophy may have been why Payton thought he was “bullet-proof” after the Saints’ Super Bowl win. His “arrogance” led NFL commissioner Roger Goddell to suspend Payton, among others, for setting bounties on rival teams’ players. Want for the Trophy is Bookworm continues on Page 9
And, closer to home, the assault weapons ban was perfectly ensconced in law on April 20, 1999, and we all know how that worked out. So let’s all back off a little bit, from those who want to remove all guns from circulation to those who want every child to learn how to shoot at school. I understand that emotions motivate difficult discussions, but they rarely translate into smart policy. Can we please step back and have a rational discussion about preventing events like Sandy Hook? I’d like to start next week by laying out a few things that I think we know, and what I think they imply about a course going forward. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.
WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY 2013 RV dump station access cards available The city of Westminster operates an RV Dump Station at the Big Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, 13150 Huron St., that accepts discharge of wastewater from recreational vehicles. To use the station, an access card, available for an annual fee, is required. The cost for the access card is $25 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Access cards are valid Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013. Visit www. ci.westminster.co.us for details on obtaining an access card and RV Dump Station guidelines. A short stack for a tall cause Join the Westminster Public Safety Recognition Foundation for a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, at Applebee’s, 9010 Wadsworth Blvd. in Westminster. The event raises funds to recognize local police officers and firefighters.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fire Administration Offices, 9110 Yates St., or at the door. For more information, call 303-658-4500. A senior or disabled resident needs your help The city’s Volunteer Snowbuster Program offers snow removal support to seniors and disabled residents. Snowbusters remove snow from the public sidewalks in front of homes of residents in need, no later than 24 hours after a measureable snow fall, to assure compliance with city snow removal requirements on public rights-of-ways. Volunteers are not asked to go onto private property for snow removal. Volunteers are currently needed to help in the northern portion of Westminster, above 130th Avenue. For more information or to volunteer, call 303-658-2159 or e-mail email@example.com.
January 25, 2013
OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS
Helping the nation starts at home Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson pulls no punches. He is crusty, direct, sometimes profane and he isn’t all that concerned with what people think of him. But he certainly cares about the future of this country. The outspoken Republican from Wyoming was in the Denver area on Monday to share his views on the topic he has grown synonymous with in recent years, the national debt. He has some complex, controversial and detailed ideas on reducing that $16 trillion mountain. But when Simpson took some time to speak with us before addressing an audience at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, what stood out most was his call to action for everyday people. “If you love your country, get involved,” he told us. We strongly endorse that message. And Simpson sets a great example as someone who has spent many of his 81 years
OUR VIEW being involved. He served briefly in the Army in the 1950s, was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in the 1960s, and served in the U.S. Senate from 1979-1997. In 2010, as the co-chair of a commission tasked with tackling the nation’s fiscal challenges, Simpson and Erskine Bowles, chief of staff for President Clinton, authored a plan that gained some popular support but not approval of Congress or the president. Simpson did not give up and is still taking on the debt, now as a co-founder, along with Bowles, of the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What do you make of the economy? Many news reports have made predictions for the economy in 2013, so we took the time to ask a few people their views.
I am pretty positive about this coming year. We’re 95 percent retired so we have a sort of set economy ourselves. I’d like to see Congress behave a little better. We need to pull together. - Mike Keating, Golden
Well, this area is doing well. I see the way Golden is now. It has done a great job drawing the economy. You know all these high tech businesses have come in, and what is unique about this area is that they have all the education that draws industry. People want to move here. -Nick Windslow, Billings, Mont.
We quizzed a mix of visitors and locals on a sunny afternoon Saturday in downtown Golden. Here is a portion of what they had to say.
Well, I am a farmer and I rely on moisture. Right now our product prices are good. Lack of water and drought in other countries has caused our prices to be higher, which is good for American farmers, although there is drought here, too. Food prices can stay where they are at, but if they drop it is really going to affect all the American farmers. - Rick Deremo, Dove Creek, near Cortez
I think we can make it bad if everybody quits buying stuff locally. So I think a lot of it is just what the American people decide to do with it. Be positive. Pay raises are pretty much nil where we are at, but it has been like that for several years. But I think it is just a matter of being positive, just make it the best that we can. -Linda Deremo, Deer Creek, near Cortez
South Metro Chamber President John Brackney, it should be noted, is a member of the steering committee for the campaign’s Colorado chapter. Brackney and the chamber, like Simpson, should be applauded for working to bring attention to the debt. So what can you do to get involved? Go to town halls. Ask questions. Write letters to the editor. Challenge your government officials when appropriate. Praise them when appropriate. These are basic, but effective, ways to make a difference as a citizen — whether your mission is debt reduction or saving a playground from being turned into a parking lot. And for young people thinking of going into politics, Simpson suggests they focus on the work itself and enjoy it, rather than worrying about climbing the political ranks. Don’t be afraid to start small, be it the local school board or the city council.
Quick thoughts to share The United States is overdue to come to grips with gun control. Just like we love our cars, big screen TVs and red meat, Americans adore their handguns, rifles and shotguns. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is so overstretched in its interpretation it is almost funny. But it isn’t funny at all given the horrific deaths which guns can cause with sick people behind the gun stock or pistol handle. No one is suggesting you cannot have a gun to protect yourself or go hunting. But to have AK-47s and 100 bullet clips is totally beyond the Second Amendment. In fact, let’s put the Second Amendment in context when it was written — muskets and black powder to keep the Brits and Indians away. It is past time for Congress to take a stand on reducing the chance of another Aurora Century Theatre or Newtown, Conn., incident. Will it be a cure-all? Of course not, but it is a start.
Jessica’s Memorial Park
Westminster City Council’s commitment to the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park is to be commended. While the tragedy of her death will always be with us, the renaming and redevelopment of Chelsea Park in her memory is very special. The involvement of so many people through their contributions, Jefferson County, the city of Westminster, the Westminster Rotary Club and the Westminster Legacy Foundation are a clear testament to what this community is made of.
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Be prepared to challenge and to be challenged. Above all, be prepared to compromise because politics is like a good marriage in this regard: If one side insists on getting his or her way 100 percent of the time, not much constructive is going to happen. But through give and take, things can progress, as Simpson knows, having been married nearly 60 years. “If you think compromise is a dirty word, don’t get into politics,” Simpson says. He knows compromise, having taken his share of heat from both the left and his own party. His politics could be viewed as too liberal for the GOP and too conservative for Democrats, and that’s just fine with him. Whether you like his politics or not, like what he says or not, Simpson has a passion for service. And for sharing that, we owe him a great debt.
Senate Bill 25 would make it easier for firefighters across Colorado to form unions where there are 50 or more personnel. At least two dozen fire departments would be affected including those which already have collective bargaining. Unionization of municipal and district employees has always been a local determination and it should stay that way. A state mandate is not needed nor
wanted. It would usurp local decisionmaking and cost local taxpayers more. This is not sound public policy. However, proponents of this legislation are pointing to the city of Westminster as a reason for unionization. They contend the city continues to thwart the Constitutional rights of employees in supporting council and mayoral candidates.
Congrats to Greg
Congrats to Greg Mastriona on his outstanding career heading up Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District since 1972. His visionary style brought us Water World with its many enhancements and new rides, Adventure Golf, joint ventures with Westminster at the Ice Center, expansion of the Hyland Hills golf courses and the MAC along with lots of recreational programming and park expansions. Residents of all ages have and will enjoy the legacy he provided. Thanks Greg for your service and creativity. Enjoy your retirement!
It’s time to bury the finger-pointing. The Broncos lost fair and square. Let’s face it; the Baltimore Ravens outplayed the Broncos on that fateful day. That is what sports is all about. We had a great run with the string of 11 straight wins, but our team sputtered. Let’s put it to bed and look forward to next season. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.
January 25, 2013
The voters in Westminster lost Unfortunately, on Monday Jan. 14, the City Council voted to end the run-off election for mayor. As a result in 2013, in a crowded mayor’s race a mayor could win with a small percentage of the vote. If 10 people enter the mayor’s race a mayor could win with as little as 11 percent of the vote. We believe the mayor should receive at least 40 percent of the vote and if not the top two candidates going to a run-off election in January benefits the residents of Westminster. Doing away with the run off is problematic for numerous reasons. The first is that mayor of Westminster must lead the city, build support, good will and consensus for the policy direction and strategic plan of Westminster. A mayor only receiving a small portion of the vote will have a hard time building a
wide range of support after being elected by such a small minority. Second, a run-off election allows citizens to compare the two best candidates head to head. Allows the citizens of Westminster to contrast the candidates to determine which person is the best to make important decisions about our families and community. Also, several of those that voted to end
the run-off election are they themselves considering running for mayor this year. It is fundamentally wrong for those in power to change the rules about democracy and elections. In fact when an amendment was offered to send this decision to the voters themselves the amendment was rejected. Finally, the argument that the run-off election is too costly is false. Westminster has a contingency budget for $100,000 to cover the costs of election. We believe that you cannot put a price on Democracy and that fundamentally the cost is worth having the faith and trust of citizens and not disenfranchising voters. When we were elected we took the responsibility seriously to represent the citizens of Westminster, to make decisions that made our community a better place to live and protect Democracy.
YOUR VIEWS Candidates should not vote on election process
Councilors’ Bill No. 6, which passed first reading, changes the election process in which the mayor is elected. Currently the law reads, and the voters expect, there will be a runoff election of the top two candidates if one of the candidates doesn’t receive at least 40 percent of the votes. It’s true that if we have a large number of candidates, it may be difficult for a candidate to accumulate 40 percent of the vote unless they clearly stand above the other candidates, but that event is exactly what the contingency of a run-off election is designed for. On a crowded ballot, we voters want to elect a mayoral candidate that clearly stands above the pool of candidates and not just a candidate who manages to receive the highest share of the diluted votes. The city’s budget contemplates for this run-off election, as it has for the 18 years since it was enacted, and this election is no different. The Westminster Election Commission was not given notice to convene a meeting to discuss this change and a member of the Westminster Election Commission spoke at the City Council meeting against this change. Whether this change is agreeable to the voters or not, it is something for the voters to decide and not something for the candidates to decide. What happened at last week’s council meeting was unconscionable. We had two current council members (Bob Briggs and Herb Atchison) actually vote to change the rules for an election that they are confirmed candidates in. It’s inexcusable that they not only cast votes on an issue that personally impacts them but they voted to take power away from the voters, which should be appalling to every voter in Westminster. In my opinion, what they did means they do not have the integrity that it takes to be the mayor of Westminster and they should withdraw their candidacy. If candidates in an election do not agree with the election rules, they have the choice of not competing in the election or asking the voters to modify the rules for future elections. Richard Mayo Westminster
consider the number of things that $100,000 could buy rather than a “do-over” election. First and foremost there is not a line item in the cities budget for 100, 000 to run a second “do-over” election when one candidate doesn’t get more than 40 percent of the popular vote. The money will come out of reserves. One election should be adequate to determine the next mayor. The largest vote getter wins, taxpayers don’t pay for two elections and the candidates don’t have fund raise for two campaigns. In Colorado, I am only aware of one other city which has a “do-over” election. That city being Denver, its last four mayoral elections have gone to a runoff election. In each, the second-place finisher of the first round has won the “do-over” election. Did the Denver electorate really elect the best candidate? I believe spending a $100,000 on one or more of the following items would be a better use of taxpayer dollars than a “do-over” election. Remember, either the “do-over” or raising the importance of one of following items will require use of reserve dollars. Items: Open space maintenance, restore parks maintenance that has been reduced because of budget cuts, restore large item cleanup, two more policemen or firemen, three police cars, additional snow removal, additional street repair, Christmas lights/full Christmas display at city hall, parks maintenance that has been reduced because of budget cuts, senior citizen programs, additional before and after school programs for kids, increasing hours at libraries and rec centers, and restoring the Easter Eggstravaganza, Mother Daughter Tea. Unemployment is still at 7.6 percent, home foreclosures are still rampant, and one only needs to look around the city at the empty commercial buildings to know that difficult economic times are still here. Every registered Westminster voter can vote for their choice for mayor in the November general election. A second “do-over” election is not a wise use of taxpayer dollars. Mark Kaiser Westminster City Council
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Westminster council a travesty
Regarding a potential change in the mayoral election process: Let’s
way we citizens vote for mayor. We need to keep the status quo and have 40 percent of the vote to elect the next mayor of our fair city. Even if that causes a special election of which the city has a special contingency fund for. The way Herb Atichison, Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser and Mary Lindsey want it, we could end up with a mayor elected with only 12 percent of the vote, and that is just plain ridiculous. By the way — Herb Atchison and Bob Briggs are running for mayor this year. They should not be voting on this issue. What happened to ethics? Please call and e-mail your mayor and city councilors and show up to the next meeting at city hall on Monday, Jan. 28. Nancy Thompson Westminster
The vote heard round the city The remaining citizens were stunned to say the least after the meeting that involved Councilors’ Bill No. 6. The perception remained that if this change is important and were to be approved, it should have go to the vote of the people in an off-year election. The “cost savings” is ill timed and a weak excuse for such an important issue. The current City Contingency Fund is where this special election would be drawn from and is more than adequate to cover the cost. This item could have been addressed in the 2013 budget proposal back in 2012 if it was that important. Let’s revisit this in 2014. This area has seen it’s share of unethical behavior at the county level, enough to PAY an outside ethics company to watch “the fox in the hen house.” Please don’t let this happen to our city. This could be “the issue” that will frame our upcoming November election galvanizing the citizens and possibly ruining the campaign of an otherwise good candidate. This agenda Item passed on first reading and will have the second reading on Jan. 28. Whether you support or oppose this change, please call or e-mail all the City Council and let your voice be heard. Gary Shea Westminster
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Unfortunately, this week we were unable to get the four votes necessary to maintain the faith of our voters. Collectively, we have represented Westminster for 25 years and we have a ground rule that we will debate policy, ask tough questions and disagree but after the vote is taken we move forward in unison for the good of the city. For the first time ever we cannot move forward as a team and support this vote. Democracy, voting and citizen engagement is too important for us to stand idly by. We call you to action. The second reading of this bill will be heard on Jan. 28. We urge you to let councilors Herb Atchison, Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser and Mary Lindsey who supported this resolution know why having a mayoral run-off is important to you.
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why a 33-year-old “abrasive” owner persuaded a retired coach to “save” the Washington Redskins. The coach, Joe Gibbs, had a lot to learn: He’d been away from the NFL for over a decade, and rules had changed. So had the world in general, which led to one of the most difficult things Gibbs ever endured. The Lombardi Trophy is why a local man bought a team that few seemed to care about, and hired a coach who liked to job-hop. It’s why that same coach is notoriously rough on his team to get results. It’s why nice guys reach out to players who’ve lost their way, why fans suddenly idolize coaches they once complained about, why there are fireworks in the locker room as well as out, and why the rate of divorce among NFL coaches is so high. “The coaching fraternity is small,” says Myers. “Each year ... a group picture is taken of the 32 head
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Don’t dawdle, Denver diners Honeycomb, lacewood, beeswax and copper sculpture titled “Soar” by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy. Sculpture made out of wood and bark titled “Ursa Arctos” by Walter Barton. Photos courtesy of Arvada Center
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New exhibit shows varying styles in Colorado ‘Art of the State’ opens at Arvada Center today By Clarke Reader
olorado is home to a vast and diverse number of artists in all kinds of mediums, and the Arvada Center’s Art of the State exhibition is offering a snapshot of that talent. The show is running in all three of the Center’s galleries, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., through March 31. The galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibit features 191 works from 160 Colorado artists in all kinds of mediums, from paintings and photographs to sculptures, jewelry and metal work and more. “I think this is probably the largest representation of the Colorado art scene that’s going on right now,” said Arvada Center exhibition manager and curator Collin Parson. “It’s certainly not the whole pic-
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ture, but its a great collection of what’s out there.” In October, Parson and Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum, sat down as jurors to select from 1,653 entries by 588 artists which works would go on display. “It’s always dizzying as a juror to see all this art come in, in no particular order,” Sobel said. “I’ve done a fair number of these and as you’re going through hundreds of these slides, the strongest ones really stand out.” Parson said that the show features a lot of teachers and professors who are experienced artists, as well as a fair number of emerging artists. He also said that organizing the exhibit, with such a wide range of submitted pieces, was quite the challenge. “Our Theater Gallery is very intimate, so we’ll have more traditional work there, and the Upper Gallery will also feature some traditional work, but visitors will see more stylizations and abstract works,” he said. “The Main Gallery will mainly be abstracts and textual works.” Some of the more well-known artist included in the exhibit will be Monica Aiello, a mixed media painter, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, a mixed media sculptor, and Andrew Roberts-Gray, who does non-traditional landscapes. Sobel said the exhibit shows how Colorado artists have a lot of interest in craftmanship and making things, which is not something that one sees at a lot of shows. In addition to having a cell phone tour that visitors can use to learn more about the works on display, there will be panel discussions featuring some of the artists on Thursday, Feb. 21, and
Saturday, March 9. “What the Arvada Center has been doing, and the fact that it is such a stellar venue, has really brought out a large range of participants to be in the show,” Sobel said. For more information, call 720-8987200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org/gallerBelow, Stoneware titled “Quiet Mind” by Scaries.
Hoping for a 7 p.m. reservation at Barolo Grill, Elway’s Cherry Creek or Ocean Prime during Denver Restaurant Week(s)? Prime time seats at those foodie favorites are filled. The menus for the 9th Annual Denver Restaurant Week(s) (Feb. 23 to March 8) last week went live at www.denverrestaurantweek.com, and many of the most popular spots were “fully committed” (restaurant speak for “you’re out of luck, pal”) before the end of the work day with the exception of early (5 p.m.) or late (after 9) reservation slots. But with more than 300 restaurants already participating in the event that charges $52.80 per couple ($26.40 for one) for a three-course meal, there are plenty of eateries to go around. But, if you snooze, you lose. One way to check reservation availabilities is to go to www.opentable. com. “The great fun of restaurant week is gathering together friends, exploring the hundreds of menus on the website, and then experimenting and trying new restaurants or revisiting old favorites,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of Visit Denver, the owner and organizer of the event. More than 300 restaurants have already signed up to participate in 2013 with more coming on board every day. “We will continue to post menus on the site as we get them from the restaurants, so it pays to check the site frequently,” Scharf said. While the event continues to grow — with 339 restaurants participating last year, Denver broke all records for restaurant weeks across the country — some beloved fine dining spots opted out this year. Perhaps most notably, was the decision by Bonanno Concepts, the restaurant company owned by chef Frank Bonanno, to “86” its two white tablecloth spots, Mizuna and Luca d’Italia, from the Denver Restaurant Week(s) menu. Other lower priced Bonanno Concepts restaurants — Osteria Marco, Russell’s Smokehouse, Lou’s Food Bar and Bones (which are all wonderful) — are still part of the program. “Frank gives his chefs freedom when it comes to menu creation and events, and the chef teams at Mizuna and Luca d’Italia have decided to decline participation in this year’s Denver Restaurant Week because they simply prefer to run business as usual,” said Lauren Hendrick, PR and marketing coordinator for Bonanno Concepts. “It’s really as simple as that.” A new feature on the www.denverrestaurantweek.com website allows diners to share their “Must-Dine” lists with their friends on Facebook, giving them yet another way to make their plans. Based on surveys, a record 404,400 meals were served during DRW 2012, up 12 percent over the 360,480 total meals served in 2011. Website traffic at the DRW site saw 7 million page views in 2012. Scharf encouraged diners to make reservations early, but sent a word of warning to “no shows.” “Please honor your reservations,” he said. “One of the most frustrating things about the event is when people make a reservation, and don’t show up, denying other diners that time slot. Don’t be a no-show! Please notify the restaurant if your plans change so they can fill that table.” And, on another note, please remember Parker continues on Page 20
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to tip your server on the real bill’s total, not just on the discounted $52.80 price tag.
Comedy Works makes list
Stand-up comic Amy Schumer included the Denver Comedy Works club in a lauded list of her top 10 top-flight comedy clubs in the country, which she shared with USA Today in its Friday edition. Longtime Comedy Works owner Wende Curtis, who has locations on 15th near Larimer and in the Landmark development in Greenwood Village, has created a national reputation for her clubs among stand-out stand-up comedians. Schumer, whose Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer” premieres April 30, told USA Today that “the layout, the staff and the type of crowd all help make for a memorable show.”
The story says that “Schumer recorded an album at this downtown Larimer Square club, and particularly likes the crowds.” “They’re smart and they’re excited … and the staff knows how to produce a show,” she said. Curtis said she was thankful that her club was included in such a list of luminaries. “I think I speak for all of us who know we have created something really special in Comedy Works,” she said. “The comics, the staff, the management, the crowds and the spaces themselves … well, they speak for themselves. And we know how comics feel about Comedy Works. They tell us week after week.” Check out coming shows at both locations at www.comedyworks.com. See the rest of Schumer’s picks at http://www. usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/1
Eatin’ of the green
Finding the best green chili in Denver is a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it — and one of those people may as well be me. Join me along with other judges Jon Emanuel (executive chef, Project Angel Heart), Lori Midson (Westword), Lisa Hidalgo (Denver’s 7), Mark McIntosh (Mile High Sports Radio 1510-AM, 93.7-FM), Joan Brewster (American Culinary Foundation) and local celebrity Artie Guerrero at Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, Colfax and Monroe, for the “Best Tasting Green Chili Contest” from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 26. Pat “Gabby Gourmet” Miller will be covering the “heated debate” live on her Gabby Gourmet radio show on KHOW
630-AM. Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs will donate 10 percent of all hot dog sales on the day of the event to Project Angel Heart. Perhaps a little green chili on your dog? Samples will be passed around to audience members. There will be plenty of green to share from more than 20 entries. (Yikes, what have I gotten myself into?) For more information, contact Gina Dickerson at 720435-9241 or info@chowdownforcharity. com, or visit the event’s website at www. chowdownforcharity.com. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-6195209.
YOUR WEEK & MORE THURSDAY/JAN. 24 GUARDIAN ANGELS The existence of guardian angels will be explored at Lifetree Café: 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 pwegner@ peacelutheran.net. For the Lakewood program, contact Craig Cable at 970-292-4697 or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-404-0123.
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 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FRIDAY/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
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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.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/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 www.coloradoacts. org, or email email@example.com for tickets and more information. FRIDAY TO SUNDAY/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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-239-0382 to register and to find out about costs.
SATURDAY/JAN. 26 YOUTH THEATER The Missoula 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.
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MONDAY/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 303-4508713 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. MONDAY AND TUESDAY/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 www.northglenn.org/talentshow 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. TUESDAY/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 Denver-Cherry 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 www.hoa-colorado.org 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. WEDNESDAY/JAN. 30
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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., Arvada. The event is free to the public; register by calling 303-425-9583. Service providers, call 303-467-7197 for vendor information/fees. WINTER COURSE The Rohr Jewish 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 course-related information. THURSDAY/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
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THURSDAY/JAN. 31 YOUNG COLORADO “Yesterado: Stories of Colorado When It Was Young” is a show that creates a living, breathing portrait of Colorado when it was still cutting its teeth, featuring stories about con man Soapy Smith, socialite Molly Brown and cyclist Dora Rinehart. Showtime is 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. Good for early elementary age youth. Study guides are available on request. Cost is $3.75 a person. Call 303-450-8800 for information.
COMING SOON COMING SOON/FEB. 1 FESTIVE FRIDAY As part of the Northglenn Senior Center’s Festive Friday series, celebrate National Snack Food Month with some snack food trivia and samples. The program is at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the senior center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801. For people ages 55 and over. COMING SOON/FEB. 2 ADVANCED CARE CPR Get the knowledge and confidence to step forward if needed in an emergency at an Advanced Care CPR class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Certification is issued at the end of the class and fulfills all state, OSHA and Social Services requirements. For people ages 16 and up. Cost is $55 for residents, $60 for non-residents. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register. COMING SOON/FEB. 3 BLOOD DRIVE Crossing Church of the Nazarene community blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, inside Bonfils’ bus at 3501 W. 104th, Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. COMING SOON/FEB. 5 BLOOD DRIVE City of Westminster community blood drive is from 8-9:40 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, inside Bonfils’ bus at 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. PAPER MAKING Exercise your inner artist by making decorative recycled paper eco-cards from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Anything you make, you bring home, and these items make great gifts. Bring the whole family to learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle as you put those skills to the test. Call ahead to reserve your spot, 720-898-7405. Program for ages 6 and up. Visit www.arvada.org/ nature for information on costs. COMING SOON/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. CHILDREN’S MUSICAL The Arvada Center presents the children’s musical “No Dogs Allowed,” opening at noon Thursday, Feb, 7, and running through April 12. For show dates and times, or to purchase tickets, visit www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-8987200. “No Dogs Allowed” is recommended for ages 4 and older.
RECURRING EVENTS RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 17 BLITHE SPIRIT The Arvada Center presents “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 www. arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Recurring Events continues on Page 21
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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 orchestra at our May concerts. Applications must be received by Feb. 22. Visit www.broomfieldsymphony.org or call 303-725-1728. Reception at 2 p.m.
gives RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 28 , ART EXHIBIT The North Metro Arts Alliance
members’ fine arts exhibit is ongoing through r Feb. 28 at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., hed Westminster. The Second Saturday Art Walk is 9- from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
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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. n It The show is April 15 to May 31. For prospectus, it of send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: s about North Metro Arts Alliance, c/o Becky Silver, 10154 Meade Court, Westminster, CO 80031. ra Par- RECURRING/MONTHLY THROUGH MAY Good on FAMILY CONCERTS The Music Train and mation.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, r’s Fes- 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada. For information h some and tickets, visit http://ridethemusictrain.com. ay, . RSVP
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BENEFIT CONCERT Susan Lee Cable, a concert e to pianist and professor emeritus at Metropolitan re CPR State College of Denver, will honor top classical nn musicians at “Concert, Coffee & Confections,” a ation is benefit concert for Osher Lifelong Learning Instid Social tute, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. The evening 55 go to 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 ity person) by Feb. 1 to OLLI West, University College, nside 2211 S. Josephine St., Denver. Visit www.universimation tycollege.du.edu/olli or call 303-871-3090. nt LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23
OLIVER PRAIRIE Playhouse presents “Oliver,” its biggest show of the year with a live orchestra, ve is a cast of all ages, great music and a spectacular b. set. A heart-warming family tale that children r and adults all love. Oliver will be sure to steal your s’ Ap- heart as well. Visit http://www.prairieplayhouse. g. com/productions/themusicmanliver. Get tickets orative online at prairieplayhouse.com or at the door. The Majesticshow plays at The Armory in Brighton.
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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 www.festivalplayhouse.com. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 9 SINGERS GALA Ars Nova Singers will have a gala at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Butterfly Pavillon, 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 www. arsnovasingers.com or by calling 303-499-3165. CHOCOLATE AFFAIR Contact your sweetest friends and make plans to attend the 12th annual Chocolate Affair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in historic Olde Town Arvada. The event features the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Treasure Hunt, the Chocolate Cookie Contest (call 720-898-7400 to enter), and entertainment for the youngest Choco-beasts. Call 303-4206100 or visit www.historicarvada.org or www. arvadafestivals.com. BLOOD DRIVE Sun Harley Davidson/Buell
community blood drive is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 8858 N. Pearl St., Thornton. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www. bonfils.org.
LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 10 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. BLOOD DRIVE Northglenn Christian Church
community blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1800 E. 105th Place, in the Student Center, Northglenn. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Joe Wakefield at 303-665-4131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years or older. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 13
WOMEN’S LUNCHEON Denver North Suburban Christian Women’s Connection will have its “Wrapped in Love” luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows, 13600 Xavier Lane. Angela McMahan from Rising Hope will share the needs of the women who come to their facility, and our special speaker Carolyn Groves will share her story titled “My Woven Fabric.” For information on cost or for reservations, call Andrea at 303-485-5888 or email email@example.com. Include the name(s) of your guest(s) and the names and ages of children that you will need to have cared for in our complimentary nursery.
variety of educational and entertaining topics. All programs are at 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 303403-2205 for directions and reservations. Come early for refreshments and fellowship; lectures begin at 2 p.m.
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BLOOD DRIVE St. Anthony North/Centura Health community blood drive is from 8-9:40 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at 2551 W. 84th Ave., Aspen Room, Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-3632300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
FRIENDS EVENT Friends of Broomfield plans “Women’s Night Out” and “Men’s Night Out” for adults with developmental disabilities. The event will be a scavenger hunt from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. The bus leaves from the Friends Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. Cost is $20. The adults will go on a scavenger hunt, solve riddles and work with mall employees to find their Valentine’s Day gift. Should they fulfill their mission, a surprise will await them at the end. Register by Monday, Feb. 11. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at 303-404-0123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. BLOOD DRIVE Ten West at Westmoor Technol-
ogy Park community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Westmoor Technology Park, Building 3, Suite 140, 10155 Westmoor Drive, Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 14 TO MAY 26 SPRING EXHIBIT Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art opens its spring exhibit “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” 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 bmoca.org, email email@example.com or call 303-4432122 to learn how to make donations. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder. LOOKING AHEAD/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 www.arvada.org/nature. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 20, March 20, April 17 WEDNESDAYS AT 2Covenant Village offers a
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at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn about seed starting mediums, heirloom seed saving, and growing vegetable seeds for transplanting into your home garden. Leave with seeds, information and materials for starting your own heirloom plants such as peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes. Open to ages 12 and older. Sign up early; call 720-898-7405 or visit www.arvada.org/nature to register and for information on costs.
APRIL 17: Tibet, presented by Active Minds.
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CITIZEN’S POLICE academy Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Arvada Police Department or wanted to get an inside look at policing? You can do so by attending the Arvada Police Department’s Spring Citizen’s Police Academy. The academy meets on 12 consecutive Wednesdays between March 6 and May 15. Classes are in classrooms and field settings, and give participants insight into many aspects of police work. Visit www.arvadapd.org to complete an application. A criminal background investigation will be done on each applicant. The academy is offered twice a year, and class size is limited. Call 720-898-6660.
FEB. 20: The Evolution of Lybia, presented by Active Minds. MARCH 20: The American West, presented by
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.phamaly.org.
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BLOOD DRIVE Immaculate Heart of Mary community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11385 Grant Drive, in the Parish Center, Northglenn. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
PRESCHOOL FUN Jody Weiland teaches about a different kind of animal from 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays from March 6-27 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. This four-week session includes fox, ants, raccoons and coyotes. Enjoy a glimpse into their wonderful worlds, using books, stories, crafts, and games. Program for ages 3-6 years. Sign up early; call 720-898-7405 or visit www.arvada.org/nature to register and for information on costs.
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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.callforentry.org for more on submissions. Contact Michael Stricker at 303-450-8727 or email artonparade@northglenn. org for information.
PLAYHOUSE PERFORMANCE Festival Playhouse and 11 Minute Theatre Company present “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner,” by Pat Cook. What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters as patients and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another – all at the same time? You move another person in with them. At least, that is what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live. Performances are at the Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www.festivalplayhouse.com.
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LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 5 START SEEDS Dreaming about your summer vegetable garden? Join Jackie Raehl, owner of Star Acre Farms, to learn basic seed starting techniques from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn about seed starting mediums, heirloom seed saving, and growing vegetable seeds for transplanting into your home garden. Leave with seeds, information and materials for starting your own heirloom plants such as peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes. Open to ages 12 and older. Sign up early; call 720-898-7405 or visit www.arvada.org/nature to register and for information on costs. START SEEDS oin Jackie Raehl, owner of Star Acre Farms, to learn basic seed starting techniques from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5,
LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 12 COLORADO PREDATORS Sharp teeth, sharp vision and keen hunting skills make people take pause when they come across Colorado predators. Join local naturalists Tabbi Kinion from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Kristen Libberton to learn more about the fascinating lifestyles of bears, lions, coyotes and other local wildlife. We’ll talk biology, play games and do activities to find out what it feels like to be the predator and their prey. Call ahead to register; 720-898-7405. The program is from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Visit www.arvada.org/nature Looking Ahead continues on Page 22
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Risen Savior Lutheran Church 3031 W. 144th Ave. - Broomfield 303-469-3521 or www.rslc.org
Sunday Worship 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School & Adult Classes 9:20 am - 10:40 am
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 11040 Colorado Blvd.
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303-457-2476 firstname.lastname@example.org Worship 8:00 am & 10:45 am Sunday School 9:30 am
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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6750 Carr Street 303-421-5135 arvadaumc.org Sunday Worship 8:00 and 10:00 Nursery provided during both services Church School at 9:30 am Rev. Rudty Butler Rev. Valerie Oden Where science, religion and life are compatible
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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 Livingâ€™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. LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 20 CAMPFIRE SERIES Debugging the Bug, a
program explaining that butterflies, millipedes,
roly-polies and spiders are not bugs, is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Dust out the cobwebs of your biology brain while warming your bodies by our campfire. Leave knowing what it means to be an arthropod, and with a toasty warm marshmallow. Feel free to come in your PJâ€™s. Taught by Charlotte Sandkuhler. Sign up in advance. Weather date is March 27. Visit www.arvada.org/ nature.
LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 3 TO MAY 22, ON WEDNESDAYS WILDLIFE ART Discover wild animals from Aus-
tralia, South America and Africa, from giant lizards and poisonous frogs to deadly snakes. Use a variety of fun art techniques to examine these fascinating inhabitants of our planet. The 8-week session for ages 6-12 meets from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 to May 22 at Majestic View Nature
Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Bring a healthy snack each week. Register by March 29 at www. arvada.org/nature. Instructor is David Sullivan.
LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 4 ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES Are you iffy about insects but bursting about butterflies? Would you like to learn how to attract butterflies to your garden at home this spring and summer? Join Majestic View Nature Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and go home with the know-how and some materials to get you started on your garden. The center is at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. For ages 10 and older. Sign up early; visit www. arvada.org/nature. LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 5, APRIL 6, APRIL 11 KITE MAKING Assemble, decorate and take home your own sled kite at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Multiple times are avail-
able for this class: 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 5; 8:30-9:30 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 11:30-12:30 p.m., 1-2 p.m., 2:303:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Make sure to come out and fly your new kite at the free Arvada Kite Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Robby Ferrufino Park. Watch the pros fly their kites at this Arvada Festivals Commission event. All materials are included in the fee. Call 720-898-7405 to register; classes fill up fast. Class open to ages 4-10 years.
LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 7 TO MAY 5; MAY 19 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Professional photographer Rod Pilcher will lead this basic photography course (for ages 10 and up) with a twist from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, to Sunday, May 5, at and around Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn camera parts, how your camera works, proper exposure, color, composition and lighting. A film or digital camera is required; S.L.R.
(Single Lens Relex) is preferred. Registration is required by March 27; visit www.arvada.org/nature. This class also fulfills the requirements for Boy Scout Photography Merit Badge. An optional trip to The Denver Zoon on May 19 is not included in class fee.
LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 13 BIRD WALK Are you ready to see some amazing birds that may visit your back yard? April is a spectacular time of year to see a variety of birds, and you can see them at the beginning bird walk from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Majestic View Park, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. After an introduction, stroll around Oberon Lake to view resident and migratory birds. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Spotting scope will be provided. Sign up early. Open to ages 10 and older; no cost. Visit www. arvada.org/nature. Looking Ahead continues on Page 23
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Tax credit for wind is boost for Colorado All along Interstate 25 and throughout Colorado, wind turbines loom on the horizon. These towers, marvels of modern engineering, do more than power our homes: They create jobs and move us — with each revolution of their blades — closer to energy independence. Colorado is home to manufacturing plants and thousands of wind-energy workers who produce the towers, blades and nacelles for this growing industry. That is why I have been a vocal supporter of the wind Production Tax Credit, a vital incentive that has driven tens of billions of dollars in investment nationwide and helped plant the seeds of a cleaner energy future. Last year, however, Washington cast a shadow over those jobs and the promise wind energy holds for Colorado and our nation when Congress refused to quickly extend the PTC before it was set to expire at the end of 2012. And we felt the effects of this inaction close to home, when Vestas and other companies laid off hundreds of Coloradans, hurting the state’s
fragile economic recovery. Oftentimes, stories of workers in Colorado and across our country facing layoffs do not make it back to Washington. That is why I took to the Senate floor, nearly every day the Senate was in session, to remind my colleagues about what the PTC means to hardworking, middleclass families in Colorado and across the United States. Thanks to the thousands of Americans who lent me their support and stories about what wind energy means to their families, businesses and communities, we were able to come together to convince Congress to extend the PTC shortly after
midnight on New Year’s Day. I was proud to lead the effort to extend the PTC, and I was humbled to have Republican and Democratic lawmakers, in both the Senate and House, join me along the way. During my many days on the Senate floor, speaking about the importance of the PTC all across our great nation, from Colorado to the Great Plains, the Pacific Northwest and the Atlantic seaboard, I had the honor of sharing with my colleagues and the nation how wind energy touches each and every one of us. I reminded the nation how our investments in wind energy — in Colorado and across the country — create jobs, strengthen our energy security and keep us ahead of our international competitors such as China. Despite this resounding success, I am concerned that Congress will fall back into its well-worn track of delaying action on the PTC until the last minute, creating even more uncertainty when the tax credit is set to expire again at the end of this year.
That is why I will continue working with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to give this industry the certainty it needs over the coming years to create good-paying American jobs while being fiscally responsible. That means, as the wind industry becomes more mature, responsibly phasing out the credit and passing a comprehensive energy package that creates long-term certainty for all energy sources. I strongly believe that any national energy policy we develop should reflect the success Colorado has had as an all-of-theabove energy state. Great states make things — and great countries produce their own energy. Wind power is taking us closer to the goal of a clean energy future and a strengthened manufacturing sector. I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of Coloradans everywhere to ensure that our wind energy industry remains a strong, jobcreating part of our economy. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 18 TRAVEL SERIES See digital slides of water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, rare birds, and more at the African Safari travel series, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join presenter Bob Barber, a professional outdoor photographer and Arvada Park Advisory Committee member, for an armchair tour of the southern Africa’s unique animal life. Register by April 15. Open to ages 10 and older. Visit www.arvada.org/ nature.
WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peer-support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more information, call 303283-8660.
DENVER THYROID Cancer Support Group meets7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948. GRIEF RECOVERY A 12-week Grief
Share program meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road.
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LA LECHE League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St.
EARTH DAY Olympics Flex your
LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets
muscles and mind during our Earth Day Olympics, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join the fun competing in a series of Earth Day related games and events. Open to ages 5-12; must register. Visit www.arvada. org/nature.
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 www.unhooked.com.
meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton.
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.
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WEST METRO Real Estate Investing
Education Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We meet in Classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. Investors of all levels of experience are welcome but no agents please.
DENVER NORTH Metro Rotary Club meets 7:10 -8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at The Egg & I, 855 Thornton Parkway in Thornton.
ADULT SURVIVORS of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays.
LET GO and Let God AFG Al-Anonmeets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven
Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit www.al-anon-co.org.
303-215-9627 or Karen Dowling at 303-422-7369.
METRO NORTH Chamber LeadsTuesday group meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Lone Star Steakhouse, 237 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. For more information, call Alan at 720-233-5873.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Westminster United Methodist Church, 3585 W. 76th Ave. Contact Laura at 303-428-9293.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 3585 W. 76th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to www. nacolorado.org.
TAE KWON do Learn self-defense, get a workout and increase self-confidence. Two classes available on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the city of Westminster recreation division: peewees (ages 5-8), from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and ages 9 and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Classes at the MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave. Call 303-426-4310. Visit www.hupstaekwondo.com and www.ttatkd.com.
NEW SWING Swing dancing comes to Thornton 8:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays at Taps and Toes Dance Studio, 12720 N. Colorado Blvd. Beginners are welcome; World Champion Lindy Hop dancers Mark Godwin and Shauna Marble, along with other dancers will provide instruction. Cost is $5. For more information, go online to www.markandshaunaswing. com/weekly_dances/. NORTHGLENN AFG Al-Anonmeets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org. NORTHGLENN-THORNTON ROTARY Club meets at noon Tuesdays
at Red Lobster, 1350 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn. For more information, email NorthglennThorntonRotary@ hotmail.com.
NORTHWEST AREA Newcomers and Social Clubmeets at 11:30 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at Wishbone Restaurant ,9701 Federal Blvd. in Westminster. The club serves the women of North Jeffco and Northwest Denver Metro. All women are welcome to meet new friends and have new activities. There are new speakers and topics every month. For more information, call Delores Jacobson at 303-425-4205 or email ddeejacob@ aol.com. NORTH METRO Newcomer and Social Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch and a program. We welcome all women who would like to meet new friends and find new activities. Call Peggy Frances at
TALKING IDEAS Toastmasters Club
meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at 10155 Westmoor Drive, Suite 225, in Westminster. For more information, call Mary Taylor at 303-327-1616.
TOPS CO 538, a weight-loss support group, meets Tuesdays at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 76th and Bradburn. Weigh-in is from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting. For information, call 303-429-5923. WESTMINSTER OPTIMIST Clubmeets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Egg & I, 799 Highway 287, Broomfield. For more information, call John Swanborg at 303-466-5631 or email him at email@example.com. WEDNESDAYS ARVADA BIZ Connection (http://
www.meetup.com/Arvada-BusinessConnection/) is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. http://danpeakfoundation.webs.com/. For more info call Virlie Walker 720-323-0863.
Depot at Five Parks, 13810 W. 85th Ave. in Arvada. Polish your speaking and presentation skills in a fun, instructional, nurturing environment. For more information visit http://9407. toastmastersclubs.org/.
MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments. Upcoming meetings are Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1. ROCKY MOUNTAIN Submarine Veterans meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at American Legion Wilmore-Richter Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. Active duty, reserve, retired, veterans, interested public and their ladies are cordially invited. For more information, go online to www.rockymountainsubvets.com. TOASTMASTERS-WESTMINSTER COMMUNICATORS meets 12:15-
1:15 p.m. every Wednesday at DeVry University, 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Room 134. Toastmasters has helped thousands of people over the years and we can help you. Admission is free. Enter the southeast door to the first room, 134. Call Ray Hamilton at 303-284-4223.
WESTMINSTER ROTARY 7:10 Club meets 7:10-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Ranch Country Club, 11667 Tejon St., Westminster. For more information, call Angela Habben at 720-947-8080. THURSDAYS ADAMS COUNTY Triad meets 1-2 p.m. the third Thursdays of the month at 3295 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. The Triad is formed of law enforcement officers, senior citizens, fire personnel and senior organizations. Triad volunteers develop and implement crime-prevention and education programs for older adults.
Activities address crime from both a previctimization (preventive) standpoint and a post-victimization (victim/witness assistance) standpoint. All senior citizens or people who care about senior citizens of Adams County are welcome. Topic changes each month. For more information, contact Jenee Centeno at 303-854-7420. Fridays.
FOOD PANTRY Agape Life Church distributes Jefferson County commodity foods from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, at the church, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. The church provides this service to all Jefferson County residents. If you have questions, call 303-431-6481. FRONT RANGE Toastmasters Club meets from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Thornton Civic Center, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton. Develop your prepared and impromptu speaking skills. Guests are encouraged to drop in and participate at their comfort level. For information, contact www.d26toastmasters.org/frontrange/about_us.htm. GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 1481 Russell Way. For more information, go online to www. mountainviewlutheran.com. LET’S FIND Serenity Al-Anonmeets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Park Center Office Building Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to www. al-anon-co.org. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Thursday group meets at 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Egg and I, 885 Thornton Parkway in Thornton. For more information, call Jim Johnson at 303-522-3608. ONE BUSINESS Connection meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Barker’s St., 2831 W. 120th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-424-1207 or go online to www.wbncolorado.com. Ongoing continues on Page 28
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January 25, 2013
Ski areas celebrate across Colorado Vail man grew up lucky with three resorts By Ryan Boldrey
firstname.lastname@example.org Pete Seibert Jr. doesn’t know life without a pair of skis. Like so many Coloradans, his first taste of the Centennial State’s winter wonderland took place at Loveland Ski Area, which his dad managed in the 1950s. It was when he was 7, though, that his dad changed the face of Colorado ski country forever. Along with a tight-knit group of friends, all of whom were serious skiers, Pete Seibert Sr. turned an empty valley full of vision into the reality now known as Vail. That was 50 years ago, and this winter Vail is one of a handful of resorts across the state celebrating a landmark birthday. Loveland just blew out a cake with 75 candles on it Jan. 12. “We had a couple things working against us, with the cold and the Broncos playoff game, but everyone that came up had a great time,” said Loveland marketing di-
rector John Sellers, adding that the resort’s celebration will continue through the end of March with its 75 days of giveaways and plenty of specials. Tommyknockers, the nearby Idaho Springs brewery, has also made a special anniversary beer. Loveland has just 31 percent of its terrain open, but has eight of nine lifts running. “We are, hopefully, one good storm from dropping some ropes and getting a lot more open,” Sellers said. “It looks like there’s going to be a shift in the weather pattern and we’ll finish out the month snowy, but weather is hard to predict beyond a week out.” Down the road at Vail, skiers and boarders are enjoying having 30 of 31 lifts and 98 percent of the terrain open, and although their big bash is behind them too, there is plenty going on the rest of the winter to help celebrate the resort’s history. There will be interactive ice sculpting at the Gore Creek Promenade through Feb. 10 and guests can visit the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum all season long. Vail’s original marketing director, Roger Cotton Brown, also created a special documentary titled “Vail, the Rise of America’s Iconic Ski
While snowboarders have only been shredding Loveland Ski Area for the last 30 years or so, skiers have been having their share of fun at the Georgetown ski area for the past 75 years. Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area
Skiers have been enjoying the powder at Vail Resorts for 50 years. The resort has hosting celebrations all winter to mark the monumental anniversary. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts Resort,” which will be showing in the Lionshead Welcome Center through April.
Keeping the party going
Other resorts in nostalgic party mode this season include Copper Mountain, which celebrated its 40th anniversary opening weekend, Eldora, which turned 50 this winter, and Steamboat, which just concluded a 10-day party to commemorate 50 years. Steamboat Springs’ Howelsen Hill — the training ground for 79 Olympians — will hold its 100th Winter Carnival Feb. 6-10. “We used to go down to the winter carnival at Steamboat each year when we were kids,” Seibert said. “We grew up on the east side of Eagle County, where sheepherders were replaced by the skiers, but going down there you’d get into the thick of cowboy country. We’d go on a ski tour through town and the cowboys would pull us.” While Seibert has skied all over Colorado and the West, most of his memories stem from his days as a youth in Vail, where he has been selling real estate for the last 20 years and still takes advantage of as many powder days as possible each season, some of them with his dad’s friends who helped make Vail what it is today. “It was just an incredible stroke of good luck to be born into that situation and have a chance to experience it,” he said. “It was (my dad’s) creativity, energy and effort, not mine, though, that made it all happen.” Seibert Sr. died 10 years ago, leaving behind one of the world’s most visited resorts. “The town has changed a lot over the years, but what makes Vail `Vail’ is all of the local places, many of which have been around since the beginning,” Seibert said. “Once you get to the backside of Vail it is a lot like it was in the late ‘50s though, before
Bruce Ruff, of Golden, enjoys some fresh powder at Loveland Ski Area. The closest big mountain to Denver, Loveland is celebrating its 75th season this winter. Courtesy photo by Dustin Schaefer there were lifts. It helps keep you grounded.” At that time, Seibert recalls, summers were like “a real Huck Finn sort of thing, out in the woods and playing in the creek.” He also remembers days when the town of Minturn was where you had to go for groceries or a movie and when the doctor left the mountain each spring when the snow melted. As much as things have changed though, the freedom found in skiing will last forever.
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Academy’s Zach Te l l e s h a s hit 34 threepointers and is averaging 3.3 treys per game, which is fourth in the state. As a team the Wildcats have made 61. Telles made six three-pointers in The Academy’s win over Platte Canyon earlier this season.
Legacy’s 106-pounder Ryan Deakin wrestles Pomona’s Tomas Gutierrez on Saturday during the Arvada West tournament. Photo by Jonathan Maness
Pomona wins Arvada West Invite Panthers have six wrestlers place at tournament By Jonathan Maness
email@example.com ARVADA - The Pomona wrestling team continued its domination over the weekend. The Panthers won three individual titles and took first at the Arvada West Invitational on Saturday with 148.50 points. “We are doing pretty good (this season),” said Austin Marvel, who won the title at 138 pounds. “We should have a pretty solid team this year.” Joining Marvel on top of the podium for Pomona was Raymond Robledo (132 pounds) and Archie Colgan (160). Taking second at the tournament was Greeley West (144 points) and Ponderosa (142.50) finished third. Greeley West also had three individual titles, Adrian Delacruz (120 pounds), Emilio Martinez (126) and Austin Waterman (285).
Ponderosa crowned two individual champs, Kelton Good at 152 pounds and Dylan Gabel at 170. Coronado also had two, Trent Watson (106) and Jess Hankins (113). Beer Creek’s Corky Phillips beat Ponderosa’s York Douglass 12-2 to win the title match at 195 pounds. The Bears’ P.T. Garcia finished second after losing 8-4 to Martinez in the 126-pound match. Francisco Sandoval (106) and Jason Yakobsen (120) each went 2-2. Legacy’s Skylar McWee took first at 225 pounds after pinning Fountain-Fort Carson’s Jake Schoenberger. Conner Casady (160) finished third for the Lightning. Ryan Deakin (106) and Luke Robinson (182) both went 2-2 at the tournament, but didn’t place. Legacy was 10th at the invite. Arvada West finished seventh at the tournament and had four wrestlers place, including Tony Silva-Bussey - who finished second after losing to Gabel 5-3 in overtime. Jerry Trujillo (120), Payton Tawater (126) and Taylor Bergquist (138) all took third. Chaparal was eighth and also four wrestlers place, including Frank Martinez (106),
JT Stancil (113) and Dane Drimmer (285) who all finished third. Kenton Reed (120) was fourth. Robledo beat Thompson Valley’s Tanner Williams 3-0 to take first, while Marvel won his title after an injury default and Colgan topped Thompson Valley’s Francisco Marquez 6-4. “This is a big accomplishment for me,” Marvel said. “But I am aiming more towards state, getting the big win. This is just icing on the cake.” Also competing in the title match for Pomona was Josh Rosales (120) and Ethan Wright (152). Rosales finished second after losing to Delacruz 6-3, while Wright lost a tough one to Good 4-3 to take second. Also placing for the Panthers was Tomas Gutierrez (106), who finished fourth. “We think we can challenge for a state title,” Robledo said. Ponderosa also had three wrestlers finish second; including Douglass (195), Torry Williams (145) and Corry Williams (182) who lost a 5-3 heartbreaker in overtime to Brighton’s Joel Hernandez.
Girls basketball: Hawks get back on track Belleview Christian stays perfect in 5280 League By Jonathan Maness
firstname.lastname@example.org THORNTON - After losing to Monarch, the Horizon Hawks have won their next two games in the Front Range League. The Hawks topped Greeley West 75-45 Tuesday and also beat Boulder 68-53 on Jan. 18 to improve to 5-1 in the FRL and 8-5 overall. Alyssa and Kaylie Rader each had a double-double against the Spartans. Alyssa Rader went for 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Kaylie Rader had 18 and 11. 5280 LEAGUE: Belleview Christian topped Longmont Christian 55-24 Tuesday to improve to 3-0 in the 5280 League. The Eagles outscored the Warriors 23-5 in the third quarter, while Sydney Ahaneku went for 26 points and 14 rebounds. Rocky Mountain Lutheran (10-2 overall) picked up its first league win Tuesday by beating Community Christian 52-20. Hannah Sievert led all scorers with 15 points, while Brittney Zemlicka added 12 and Mariah Dally had 10. Community Christian dropped to 3-5 overall, 0-2 in 5280 League. LIGHTNING FALL TO LAMBKINS: Legacy couldn’t overcome a slow start as it fell to FRL rival Fort Collins, 58-47.
The Lightning fell behind by 10 points in the first quarter and then 36-21 at halftime. Courtney Smith led the way with 21 points, while Bree Paulson added 14. WOLVES BEST TROJANS: Westminster snapped a nine-game losing streak Tuesday by beating Thornton 51-39. The Wolves jumped out to a 24-13 advantage at the half and was led by Desiree Gomez, who had 11 points. Brandy Carrera added nine. CRUISE CONTROL: The Academy won its previous two games by an average of 12 points. The Wildcats topped Platte Canyon 58-45 and Arrupe Jesuit 37-26. Katie Edwards led The Academy with 12 points in the win over Platte Canyon, while Jackie Wilson had 12 points in the win over Arrupe Jesuit. BACK ON TRACK: Holy Family rebounded from its first Metropolitan League loss to top Faith Christian 53-32 on Jan. 18. Freshman Katie Chavez led the way with 20 points and six steals, she also hit four treys. Pinnacle topped Platte Canyon 53-28 on Jan. 18 to improve to 2-2 in the Frontier League. Jacey Ovalle led the Timberwolves with 15 points, while Karalyn Maestas added 11. FRONT RANGE TROUBLES: The Mountain Range Mustangs are still searching for their first win in the FRL. The Mustangs lost to Legacy 50-32 on Friday, dropping to 0-6 in the FRL.
Lake g i r l s b a s ketball t e a m have made 196 free throws this season, which is fourth in the state. The Gators have attempted 341 free throws and have made more than 20 free throws three times this season.
Number of pins the Pomona wrestling team had this weekend at the Arvada West Invite. Archie Colgan, who took first at 160 pounds, pinned three of the four opponents he faced. Josh Rosales, who took second at 120 pounds, had two pins in the tournament.
THEY SAID IT
Westminster’s Abbie Austin dribbles the ball past the defense during Tuesday’s game against Thornton. Photo by Jonathan Maness SLUMPING GATORS: Standley Lake dropped its third in a row on Jan. 18, falling to Lakewood 51-26. Jefferson Academy dropped its first two games in the Metropolitan League, losing to Colorado Academy (40-31) and Peak to Peak (47-25). NORSE DROP LEAGUE OPENER: Northglenn fell to Brighton 77-21 on Jan. 18 in the Norse’s East Metro League opener.
“This is a big accomplishment for me. But I am aiming more towards state, getting the big win. This is just icing on the cake.” Pomona’s Austin Marvel after taking first at 138 pounds at the Arvada West Invitational
January 25, 2013
Left, Holy Family’s Alex Jaros goes up for a lay-up Jan. 16. Right, Holy Family’s Michela Blanchard, right, blocks the shot of Lutheran’s Whitney Dettmering Jan. 16. Holy Family lost 41-27. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen
Katie Chavez, No. 10, regains control of a loose ball Jan. 16 during Holy Family’s 41-27 loss against Lutheran.
Scoring slumber downs Holy Family Tigers can’t buy a bucket in league loss to Lutheran By Jim Benton
email@example.com PARKER - Holy Family girls basketball coach Ron Rossi is very vocal walking back and forth in front of the Tigers bench. Rossi, however, didn’t have much to say to his players that was helpful in the second half last Wednesday night against Lutheran as the Tigers scored only one point in the final 9:52 of the game in a 41-27 Metropolitan League loss to the Lions. Lutheran, ranked second in Class 2A, re-
mained unbeaten while the Tigers, sitting at No. 3 in the Class 3A poll, suffered their first loop setback. Holy Family, leading 26-21 with 1:52 in the third period, went 6:39 without scoring until Katie Chavez hit a free throw, but that was the only point the Tigers scored in 16 second half possesions. “The drought and our point guard (Katie Chavez) getting her fourth foul, then the five-second call (turnover) and all of a sudden, boom, that changed the momentum and we had to chase and foul and it was game over,” said Rossi. The defensive competition displayed by Lutheran and Holy Family was exceptional as neither team shot well. Lutheran (3-0, 9-0) managed to hit only 27.5 percent of its field goal attempts against the Tigers’ zone defense while Holy
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Family managed to connect on 23 percent from the field against the Lions’ half-court man-to-man defense. “Holy Family is up there with the best of them as far as their movements, their screening and their actions so I was really pleased with our defense,” Lutheran coach Mark Duitsman said. Jennifer Vigil, a 5-foot-5 senior who was a second team Class 2A All-State selection, and 5-10 sophomore Chandler Sturms hit big baskets to spark Lutheran’s rally that saw the Lions finish the game with a 20-1 run. Vigil scored a game-high 17 points while Sturms finished with 13 points, 11 coming in the second half. Katie Chavez, who picked up her fourth foul late in the third quarter, had 13 points, three assists and two steals for the Tigers. Holy Family was 0-for-11 from the field
with seven turnovers during the final 9:52 of the game. “That’s a real good team,” said Rossi of Lutheran. “I was really pleased defensively. They were averaging 64 points a game. Defensively we did a good job. “We don’t have a senior starting. So I’m pleased with the way we’ve grown from December to now.” Holy Family (2-1, 8-4) defeated Faith Christian 53-32 last Friday to improve its record to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in the league. “The goal is to keep getting better,” Rossi said. “The state tournament is in March. I’m trying to develop a lot of depth because I know what it takes to play in state. “You play three nights. The legs go out in the championship game. You have to have depth. We’re excited. We’re in the hunt. And there are a lot of good teams.”
Boys basketball: Crusaders rout Bruins Legacy holds off Mountain Range By Jonathan Maness
email@example.com NORTHGLENN - Charles Wittman scored 21 points and hit three treys, while Bryan Hodge added 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Community Christian to a 70-34 victory over Belleview Christian on Jan. 18. The Crusaders jumped out to a 16-2 advantage after the opening quarter and never looked back; they also outrebounded the Bruins 45-22 and forced 22 turnovers. Wyatt Potter-Seymour added 15 points to help Community Christian improve to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the 5280 League. Allen Johnson led Belleview Christian (1-10 overall, 0-3 5280) with 11 points. Community Christian also defeated Rocky Mountain Lutheran (1-10, 1-2 5280) Tuesday, 63-33. LIGHTNING DOWN MUSTANGS: Legacy hit 22 of 25 free throws to edge Mustangs 53-50 on Jan. 18.
Travis Baum and Andrew Hebel each scored nine points to lead Legacy (6-7 overall, 2-4 Front Range League). Mountain Range’s Jacob Taylor led all scorers with 20 points, while the Mustangs fell to 4-9 overall and 0-6 in the FRL. TIGERS DOMINATING LEAGUE: Holy Family improved to 3-0 in the Metropolitan League and have outscored their league opponents by an average of 16.7 points. The Tigers topped Faith Christian 50-35 on Jan. 18 to bring their overall record to 9-3. Jarron Sprenger had a double-double for the Tigers with 15 points and 10 rebounds. STREAKING RIVALS: The Pinnacle and The Academy each picked up its fourth consecutive win on Jan. 18 and are sitting on top of the Frontier League with a perfect 4-0 record. The Wolverines topped Arrupe Jesuit, 48-34 while the Timberwolves beat Platte Canyon 56-39. The two will face off on Friday at The Academy High School. DOUBLE-DOUBLE TROUBLE: Skyview’s Olufisayo Awolaja is averaging a double-double with 10.7 points and 11 rebounds.
He has six double-doubles on the season and had nine points and 11 rebounds in the Wolverines 46-37 loss to Adams City on Jan. 19. LEAGUE TROUBLES: Jefferson Academy has dropped its past two games in the Metropolitan League. The Jaguars lost to Lutheran 51-37 on Tuesday and are now 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the league. Pomona lost its ninth consecutive game on Jan. 16, losing to Bear Creek 62-37. The Panthers are now 0-7 in the Jeffco League and 1-13 overall. Standley Lake has also struggled in the Jeffco League, losing six straight games. They fell to Lakewood, 52-41 on Jan. 18. Horizon has also hit a snag lately; the Hawks dropped their third in a row on Tuesday. The Hawks lost to Greeley West 75-72, which dropped Horizon to 2-4 in the FRL. Jake Ralphs had 22 points to lead the Hawks. NORSE DROP LEAGUE OPENER: Northglenn lost 52-30 to Brighton in its first game in the East Metro League on Jan. 18.
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ORDINANCE NO. 3661 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR’S BILL NO. 3 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Major – Kaiser
January 25, 2013
A BILL AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE REFUNDING OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION PURSUANT TO A LEASE TRANSACTION; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY BY THE CITY OF A SITE AND IMPROVEMENT LEASE, A LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT, A DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE, AN ESCROW AGREEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED THERETO; SETTING FORTH CERTAIN PARAMETERS AND RESTRICTIONS; AUTHORIZING OFFICIALS OF THE CITY TO TAKE ALL ACTION NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY; RATIFYING ACTIONS PREVIOUSLY TAKEN; AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Charter limitation or requirement concerning the creation of indebtedness or multiple fiscal year financial obligation, nor a mandatory payment obligation of the City in any ensuing fiscal year beyond any fiscal year during which the Lease shall be in effect; and WHEREAS, the Trustee will execute and deliver an Indenture of Trust (the “Indenture”) pursuant to which there is expected to be issued certificates of participation (the “2013 Certificates”) dated as of their date of delivery that shall evidence proportionate interests in the right to receive certain Revenues (as defined in the Lease), shall be payable solely from the sources therein provided and shall not directly or indirectly obligate the City to make any payments beyond those appropriated for any fiscal year during which the Lease shall be in effect; and WHEREAS, the net proceeds of the 2013 Certificates are expected to be used to provide funds in an amount sufficient to call for prior redemption on December 1, 2015, that portion of the Series 2005 Certificates as described in the Sale Certificate (the “Refunding Project”); and WHEREAS, there has been presented to the Council and are on file at the City offices the following: (i) the proposed form of the Site Lease; (ii) the proposed form of the Lease; (iii) the proposed form of the Continuing Disclosure Certificate to be provided by the City (the “Disclosure Certificate”); (iv) the Preliminary Official Statement (the “Preliminary Official Statement”) relating to the 2013 Certificates; (v) the proposed form of 7th Amendment; and (vi) the Escrow Agreement. WHEREAS, capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Lease and the Site Lease; and WHEREAS, Section 11-57-204 of the Supplemental Public Securities Act, constituting Title 11, Article 57, Part 2, Colorado Revised Statutes (the “Supplemental Act”), provides that a public entity, including the City, may elect in an act of issuance to apply all or any of the provisions of the Supplemental Act; and WHEREAS, no member of the Council has any conflict of interest or is interested in any pecuniary manner in the transactions contemplated by this ordinance. THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. Short Title. This ordinance shall be known and may be cited by the short title “2013 COP Refunding Ordinance.” Section 2. Ratification and Approval of Prior Actions. All action heretofore taken (not inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance) by the Council or the officers, agents or employees of the Council or the City relating to the Site Lease, the Lease, the implementation of the Refunding Project, the execution and delivery of the 7th Amendment, and the execution and delivery of the 2013 Certificates is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed. Section 3. Finding of Best Interests. The City Council hereby finds and determines, pursuant to the Constitution, the laws of the State of Colorado and the Charter, that the Refunding under the terms and provisions set forth in the Lease, the Site Lease and the Indenture is necessary, convenient and in furtherance of the City’s purposes and is in the best interests of the inhabitants of the City and the City Council hereby authorizes and approves the same. Section 4. Supplemental Act; Parameters. The Council hereby elects to apply all of the Supplemental Act to the Site Lease and the Lease and in connection therewith delegates to each of the Mayor, the City Manager or the Finance Director of the City the authority to make any determination delegable pursuant to Section 1157-205(1)(a-i), Colorado Revised Statutes, in relation to the Site Lease and the Lease, and to execute a sale certificate (the “Sale Certificate”) setting forth such determinations, including without limitation, the term of the Site Lease, the rental amount to be paid by the Trustee pursuant to the Site Lease, the term of the Lease and the rental amount to be paid by the City pursuant to the Lease, subject to the following parameters and restrictions: (a) the total amount of rental payments to be received by the City from the Trustee under the Site Lease shall not be less than $10,000,000; (b) the Site Lease Term shall not exceed 25 years; (c) the aggregate principal amount of the Base Rentals payable by the City pursuant to the Lease shall not exceed $12,500,000; (d) the maximum annual repayment amount of Base Rentals payable by the City pursuant to the Lease shall not exceed $1,400,000; (e) the maximum total repayment amount of Base Rentals payable by the City pursuant to the Lease shall not exceed $15,230,568; (f) the Lease Term shall not exceed 15 years; and (g) the maximum net effective interest rate on the interest component of the Base Rentals relating to the 2013 Certificates shall not exceed 4.00%. Pursuant to Section 11-57-205 of the Supplemental Act, the Council hereby delegates to each of the Mayor, the City Manager or the Finance Director the authority to sign a contract for the purchase of the 2013 Certificates or to accept a binding bid for the 2013 Certificates and to execute any agreement or agreements in connection therewith. In addition, each of the Mayor, the City Manager or the Finance Director are hereby authorized to determine if obtaining an insurance policy for all or a portion of the 2013 Certificates is in the best interests of the City, and if so, to select an insurer to issue an insurance policy, execute a commitment relating to the same and execute any related documents or agreements required by such commitment. Each of the Mayor, the City Manager or the Finance Director are also hereby authorized to determine if obtaining a reserve fund insurance policy for the 2013 Certificates is in the best interests of the City, and if so, to select a surety provider to issue a reserve fund insurance policy and execute any related documents or agreements required by such commitment. Section 5. Approval of Documents. The 7th Amendment, the Site Lease, the Lease, the Disclosure Certificate and the Escrow Agreement, in substantially the forms presented to the Council and on file with the City, are in all respects approved, authorized and confirmed, and the Mayor of the City is hereby authorized and directed for and on behalf of the City to execute and deliver the 7th Amendment, the Site Lease, the Lease, the Disclosure Certificate and the Escrow Agreement in substantially the forms and with substantially the same contents as presented to the Council, provided that such documents may be completed, corrected or revised as deemed necessary by the parties thereto in order to carry out the purposes of this ordinance. Section 6. Approval of Official Statement. A final Official Statement, in substantially the form of the Preliminary Official Statement presented to the City Council and on file with the City, is in all respects approved and authorized. The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the final Official Statement in substantially the form and with substantially the same content as the Preliminary Official Statement on file with the City, with such changes as may be approved by the City Finance Director. The distribution by the purchaser of the Preliminary Official Statement and the final Official Statement to all interested persons in connection with the sale of the 2013 Certificates is hereby ratified, approved and authorized. Section 7. Authorization to Execute Collateral Documents. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to attest all signatures and acts of any official of the City in connection with the matters authorized by this ordinance and to place the seal of the City on any document authorized and approved by this ordinance. The Mayor and City Clerk and other appropriate officials or employees of the City are hereby authorized to execute and deliver for and on behalf of the City any and all additional certificates, documents, instru-
LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by February 6, 2013.
In accord with C.R.S. 38-26-107 (1), notice is hereby given that final settlement will be made to Josephine Construction, LLC by the Adams County Housing Authority on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for Contract #: M2M Creekside 072011, Rehabilitation. Any person, company, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other legal entity that has furnished labor, materials, sustenance, provender or other supplies used or consumed by the contractor identified above or any subcontractor thereof in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done or that has supplied laborers, rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work whose claim therefore, has not been paid by the contractor or subcontractor, may in accordance with section 38-26-107 (1) C.R.S., file with the Adams County Housing Authority Procurement Officer at 7190 Colorado Blvd, Sixth Floor, Commerce City, Colorado 80022, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim, which statement must be filed on or before 1:00 p.m. on February 5, 2013. Failure on the part of a claimant to file a verified statement prior to 1:00 p.m. on February 5, 2013 will relieve the Adams County Housing Authority from any and all liability related to the above referenced project, as provided by law.
3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim.
Published in the Westsider First publication: January 25, 2013 Last publication: February 1, 2013 00031532
CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the February 11, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Asphalt Specialties Co. hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as 2012 Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation Project. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim.
Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 24th day of January 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication:January 25, 2013 Last publication: February 1, 2013 00031488 CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of February, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Atielah Construction, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the 2012 LED Replacement Project. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by February 11th, 2013.
CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of February, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with W. L. Contractors, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the 2012 Traffic Signal Maintenance. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by February 11th, 2013. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 24th day of January, 2013.
3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim.
CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: January 25, 2013 Last publication: February 1, 2013 00031526
Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 24th day of January, 2013.
CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: January 25, 2013 Last publication: February 1, 2013 00031524
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the liquor laws of the State of Colorado and the ordinances of the City of Westminster, an application for a retail liquor store license to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors in sealed containers for off-premise consumption was filed with the Westminster Special Permit and License Board on January 3, 2013. The applicant is K for W Liquor Market Inc., doing business as K for W Liquor Market, 7211 Sheridan Blvd, Suite 300.
CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 11th day of February, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Guildner Pipeline Maintenance, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the 2012 Wastewater Collection System Maintenance Program. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by February 7, 2013. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 24th day of January, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: January 25, 2013 Last publication: February 1, 2013 00031490
K for W Liquor Market, Inc. sole officer is: Rong Jian Zhang, 100% owner 11356 Lima Street, Henderson, CO NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Special Permit & License Board will conduct a hearing on said application on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at or about 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, when and where all parties in interest will be heard. The neighborhood of interest has been established as: 76th Avenue on the north (7600 block); 68th Avenue extended on the south (6800 block); Ingalls Street extended on the west (6100 block); and Utica Street extended on the east (4400 block). The City will have petitions circulated within this neighborhood. For additional information contact City Clerk's Office 303-658-2162. SPECIAL PERMIT AND LICENSE BOARD CITY OF WESTMINSTER Carla Koeltzow, Deputy City Clerk Published in the Westsider January 25, 2013 00031054 CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3661 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR’S BILL NO. 3 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Major – Kaiser A BILL AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE REFUNDING OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION PURSUANT TO A LEASE TRANSACTION; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY BY THE CITY OF A SITE AND IMPROVEMENT LEASE, A LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT, A DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE, AN ESCROW AGREEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED THERETO; SETTING FORTH CERTAIN PARAMETERS AND RESTRICTIONS; AUTHORIZING OFFICIALS OF THE CITY TO TAKE ALL ACTION NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY; RATIFYING ACTIONS PREVIOUSLY TAKEN; AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WHEREAS, the City of Westminster, Adams and Jefferson Counties, Colorado (the “City”), is a duly organized and existing home rule municipality of the State of Colorado, created and operating pursuant
WHEREAS, the City of Westminster, Adams and Jefferson Counties, Colorado (the “City”), is a duly organized and existing home rule municipality of the State of Colorado, created and operating pursuant to Article XX of the Constitution of the State of Colorado and the home rule charter of the City (the “Charter”); and WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter XI of the Charter, the City is authorized to enter into one or more leases or leasepurchase agreements for land, buildings, equipment and other property for governmental or proprietary purposes; and WHEREAS, the City and The City of Westminster Building Authority (the “Authority”) have previously entered into a Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of November 15, 1998 (the “1998 Lease”), as amended by the First Amendment to Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of August 15, 1999 (the “First Amendment”), the Second Amendment to Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of February 1, 2000 (the “Second Amendment”), the Third Amendment to Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of May 1, 2001 (the “Third Amendment”), the Fourth Amendment to Lease Purchase Agreement dated May 1, 2005 (the “Fourth Amendment”), the Fifth Amendment to Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of March 1, 2007 (the “Fifth Amendment”), and the Sixth Amendment to Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of August 1, 2010 (the “Sixth Amendment” or, collectively, the “Prior Lease”), all by and between the City and the Authority, whereby the City leases from the Authority certain real property and the buildings located thereon (the “Prior Leased Property”); and WHEREAS, pursuant to a Mortgage and Indenture of Trust dated as of November 15, 1998, the First Supplement to Mortgage and Indenture of Trust dated as of August 15, 1999, the Second Supplement to Mortgage and Indenture of Trust dated as of May 1, 2001, the Third Supplement to Mortgage and Indenture of Trust dated as of May 1, 2005, the Fourth Supplement to Mortgage and Indenture of Trust dated as of March 1, 2007, and the Fifth Supplement to Mortgage and Indenture of Trust dated as of August 1, 2010 (as so supplemented, the “Prior Indenture”), each between the Trustee and the Corporation, there were issued various series of Certificates of Participation (the “Prior Certificates”), including Certificates of Participation Series 2005 (the “2005 Certificates”), which 2005 Certificates are currently outstanding in the aggregate principal amount of $13,080,000, and which 2005 Certificates were secured by a mortgage on the Prior Leased Property; and WHEREAS, Certificates of Participation, Series 2005 and Series 2007 have been secured by a Financial Guaranty Insurance Policy issued by National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation, formerly known as MBIA Insurance Corporation, and the Series 2010 Certificates have been insured by Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. (collectively, “the Certificate Insurer”); and WHEREAS, under the terms of the Prior Lease, the City has conveyed the Prior Leased Property to the Authority and is currently leasing such property back from the Authority; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 12.4 of the Prior Lease, certain of the Prior Leased Property may be released from the provisions of the Prior Lease upon the receipt by the Trustee and the Authority of certain representations and certifications of the City Representative; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 9.04 of the Prior Indenture, the Prior Lease may be amended without the consent or notice to the owners of the Certificates of Participation but with the approval of the Certificate Insurer; and WHEREAS, the Council has determined, and now hereby determines, that it is in the best interest of the City and its inhabitants to amend the Prior Lease to reflect the release of certain of the Prior Leased Property and to execute and deliver a Seventh Amendment to Lease Purchase Agreement between the City and the Authority (the “7th Amendment”); and WHEREAS, as a result of such release of the Prior Leased Property, the City owns or will own, in fee title, certain Sites and the premises, buildings and improvements located thereon (collectively, the “Leased Property”), as further described in the Site Lease and the Lease (hereinafter defined); and WHEREAS, the Council has determined, and now hereby determines, that it is in the best interest of the City and its inhabitants that the City lease the Leased Property to U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee under the Indenture (the “Trustee”) pursuant to a Site and Improvement Lease between the City, as lessor, and the Trustee, as lessee (the “Site Lease”), and lease back the Trustees’ interest in the Leased Property pursuant to the terms of a Lease Agreement (the “Lease”) between the Trustee, as lessor, and the City, as lessee; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the Lease, and subject to the right of the City to terminate the Lease and other limitations as therein provided, the City will pay certain Base Rentals and Additional Rentals (as such terms are defined in the Lease) in consideration for the right of the City to use the Leased Property; and WHEREAS, the City’s obligation under the Lease to pay Base Rentals and Additional Rentals shall be from year to year only; shall constitute currently budgeted expenditures of the City; shall not constitute a mandatory charge or requirement in any ensuing budget year; and shall not constitute a general obligation or other indebtedness or multiple fiscal year financial obligation of the City within the meaning of any constitutional, statutory or Charter limitation or requirement concerning the creation of indebtedness or multiple fiscal year financial obligation, nor a mandatory payment obligation of the City in any ensuing fiscal year beyond any fiscal year during which the Lease shall be in effect; and WHEREAS, the Trustee will execute and deliver an Indenture of Trust (the “Indenture”) pursuant to which there is expected to be issued certificates of participation (the “2013 Certificates”) dated as of their date of delivery that shall evidence proportionate interests in the right to receive certain Revenues (as defined in the Lease), shall be payable solely from the sources therein provided and shall not directly or indirectly obligate the City to make any payments beyond those appropriated for any fiscal year during which the Lease shall be in effect; and WHEREAS, the net proceeds of the 2013 Certificates are expected to be used to provide funds in an amount sufficient to call for prior redemption on December 1, 2015, that portion of the Series 2005 Certificates as described in the Sale Certificate (the “Refunding Project”); and WHEREAS, there has been presented to the Council and are on file at the City offices the following: (i) the proposed form of the Site Lease; (ii) the proposed form of the Lease; (iii) the proposed form of the Continuing Disclosure Certificate to be
thereto in order to carry out the purposes of this ordinance. Section 6. Approval of Official Statement. A final Official Statement, in substantially the form of the Preliminary Official Statement presented to the City Council and on file with the City, is in all respects approved and authorized. The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the final Official Statement in substantially the form and with substantially the same content as the Preliminary Official Statement on file with the City, with such changes as may be approved by the City Finance Director. The distribution by the purchaser of the Preliminary Official Statement and the final Official Statement to all interested persons in connection with the sale of the 2013 Certificates is hereby ratified, approved and authorized. Section 7. Authorization to Execute Collateral Documents. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to attest all signatures and acts of any official of the City in connection with the matters authorized by this ordinance and to place the seal of the City on any document authorized and approved by this ordinance. The Mayor and City Clerk and other appropriate officials or employees of the City are hereby authorized to execute and deliver for and on behalf of the City any and all additional certificates, documents, instruments and other papers, and to perform all other acts that they deem necessary or appropriate, in order to implement and carry out the transactions and other matters authorized by this ordinance. The appropriate officers of the City are authorized to execute on behalf of the City agreements concerning the deposit and investment of funds in connection with the transactions contemplated by this ordinance, and are specifically authorized and directed hereby to invest such funds in Permitted Investments as are defined and provided in the Indenture. The execution of any instrument by the aforementioned officers or members of the City Council shall be conclusive evidence of the approval by the City of such instrument in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof. Section 8. No General Obligation Debt. No provision of this ordinance, the Site Lease, the Lease, the Indenture, the 2013 Certificates, the Preliminary Official Statement, or the final Official Statement shall be construed as creating or constituting a general obligation or other indebtedness or multiple fiscal year financial obligation of the City within the meaning of any constitutional, statutory or home rule charter provision, nor a mandatory charge or requirement against the City in any ensuing fiscal year beyond the then current fiscal year. The City shall have no obligation to make any payment with respect to the 2013 Certificates except in connection with the payment of the Base Rentals (as defined in the Lease) and certain other payments under the Lease, which payments may be terminated by the City in accordance with the provisions of the Lease. Neither the Lease nor the 2013 Certificates shall constitute a mandatory charge or requirement of the City in any ensuing fiscal year beyond the then current fiscal year or constitute or give rise to a general obligation or other indebtedness or multiple fiscal year financial obligation of the City within the meaning of any constitutional, statutory or Charter debt limitation and shall not constitute a multiple fiscal year direct or indirect debt or other financial obligation whatsoever. No provision of the Site Lease, the Lease or the 2013 Certificates shall be construed or interpreted as creating an unlawful delegation of governmental powers nor as a donation by or a lending of the credit of the City within the meaning of Sections 1 or 2 of Article XI of the Colorado Constitution. Neither the Lease nor the 2013 Certificates shall directly or indirectly obligate the City to make any payments beyond those budgeted and appropriated for the City’s then current fiscal year. Section 9. Reasonableness of Rentals. The Council hereby determines and declares that the Base Rentals due under the Lease, in the maximum amounts authorized pursuant to Section 4 hereof, constitute the fair rental value of the Leased Property and do not exceed a reasonable amount so as to place the City under an economic compulsion to renew the Lease or to exercise its option to purchase the Trustee’s leasehold interest in the Leased Property pursuant to the Lease. The Council hereby determines and declares that the period during which the City has an option to purchase the Trustee’s leasehold interest in the Leased Property (i.e., the entire maximum term of the Lease) does not exceed the useful life of the Leased Property. The Council hereby further determines that the amount of rental payments to be received by the City from the Trustee pursuant to the Site Lease is reasonable consideration for the leasing of the Leased Property to the Trustee for the term of the Site Lease as provided therein. Section 10. Exercise of Option; Direction to Trustee. In order to effect the Refunding Project, the City Council has elected and does hereby declare its intent to exercise on the behalf and in the name of the City its option to redeem the outstanding 2005 Certificates set forth in the Sale Certificate (the “Refunded Certificates”) on the earliest applicable redemption date. The City hereby irrevocably instructs the Trustee to give notice of refunding and defeasance to the Owners of the Refunded Certificates as soon as practicable after the execution and delivery of the 2013 Certificates, in accordance with the provisions of the Indenture and the Escrow Agreement between the Authority and the Trustee, as escrow agent. Section 11. No Recourse against Officers and Agents. Pursuant to Section 11-57209 of the Supplemental Act, if a member of the City Council, or any officer or agent of the City acts in good faith, no civil recourse shall be available against such member, officer, or agent for payment of the principal, interest or prior redemption premiums on the 2013 Certificates. Such recourse shall not be available either directly or indirectly through the City Council or the City, or otherwise, whether by virtue of any constitution, statute, rule of law, enforcement of penalty, or otherwise. By the acceptance of the 2013 Certificates and as a part of the consideration of their sale or purchase, any person purchasing or selling such certificate specifically waives any such recourse. Section 12. Repealer. All bylaws, orders, resolutions and ordinances of the City, or parts thereof, inconsistent with this ordinance or with any of the documents hereby approved are hereby repealed to the extent only of such inconsistency. This repealer shall not be construed as reviving any bylaw, order, resolution or ordinance of the City, or part thereof, heretofore repealed. All rules of the City Council, if any, which might prevent the final passage and adoption of this ordinance as an emergency measure at this meeting of the City Council be, and the same hereby are, suspended. Section 13. Severability. If any section, subsection, paragraph, clause or provision of this ordinance or the documents hereby authorized and approved (other than provisions as to the payment of Base Rentals by the City during the Lease Term, provisions for the quiet enjoyment of the Leased Property by the City during the Lease Term and provisions for the conveyance of the Leased Property to the City under the conditions provided in the Lease) shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, subsection, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this ordinance or such documents, the intent being that the same are severable. Section 14. Charter Controls. Pursuant to Article XX of the State Constitution and the Charter, all State statutes that might otherwise apply in connection with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby superseded to the extent of any inconsistencies or conflicts between the provisions of this ordinance and the Sale Certificate authorized hereby and such statutes. Any such inconsistency or conflict is intended by the Council and shall be deemed made pursuant to the authority of Article XX of
adoption of this ordinance as an emergency measure at this meeting of the City Council be, and the same hereby are, suspended. Section 13. Severability. If any section, subsection, paragraph, clause or provision of this ordinance or the documents hereby authorized and approved (other than provisions as to the payment of Base Rentals by the City during the Lease Term, provisions for the quiet enjoyment of the Leased Property by the City during the Lease Term and provisions for the conveyance of the Leased Property to the City under the conditions provided in the Lease) shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, subsection, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this ordinance or such documents, the intent being that the same are severable. Section 14. Charter Controls. Pursuant to Article XX of the State Constitution and the Charter, all State statutes that might otherwise apply in connection with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby superseded to the extent of any inconsistencies or conflicts between the provisions of this ordinance and the Sale Certificate authorized hereby and such statutes. Any such inconsistency or conflict is intended by the Council and shall be deemed made pursuant to the authority of Article XX of the State Constitution and the Charter. Section 15. Declaration of Emergency. In order to effect the Refunding while favorable market conditions exist, it is hereby declared that an emergency exists and that this ordinance is immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety and financial wellbeing of the City. This ordinance is hereby declared, pursuant to Section 8.14 of the Charter, exempt from referendum. Section 16. Effective Date, Recording and Authentication. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon enactment following final passage. This ordinance shall be recorded in “The Ordinance Book” of the City kept for that purpose, and shall be authenticated by the signatures of the Mayor and City Clerk, and published in accordance with law.
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INTRODUCED, PASSED AND ADOPTED AS AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE on January 14, 2013 Published in the Westsider January 25, 2013 00031512 City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Summary of proceedings of the Westminster City Council meeting of Monday, January 14, 2013. Mayor McNally, Mayor Pro Tem Winter, and Councillors Atchison, Briggs, Kaiser, Lindsey, and Major were present at roll call. The minutes of the regular meeting of December 17, 2012, were approved as presented. Council approved the following: designation of official places to post public notices; ratification of 2013 gasoline and diesel purchase for City vehicles; Fleet maintenance cumulative fuel purchases of over $50,000; 3rd amendment to agreement for Landscape Maintenance Services for Median Plant Replacement; MOU between RTD and Stakeholders regarding the Northwest Area Mobility Study; Northridge at Park Center 3rd replat 4th amended PDP; Northridge at Park Centre 3rd replat 3rd amendment ODP; The Registry 3rd amended PDP; The Registry ODP; and final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 50 authorizing Citylife Church Lease Agreement at the Promenade Ice Centre. Council conducted public hearings to: (1) consider the local Historic Landmark Application for the Marion-Wilkins-Ward Barn and Windmill Site; and (2) consider The Registry (LongsView) Development and the Northridge at Park Center Amendments. Council adopted Resolution No. 1 designating the Marion-Wilkins-Ward Barn and Windmill Site as a local Historic Landmark and Resolution No. 2 allocating the 2013 HOME funding. Council adopted the following Councillors’ Bills on first reading: A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WESTMINSTER COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN. Purpose: to change the designation of a portion of The Registry site and a portion of the Northridge at Park Center 3rd replat site from Business Park to R-18 and City-owned Open Space. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND TWO HORSE RUN LLC FOR THE LEASE OF THE RANCH BARN AND PASTURE LOCATED AT 1600 W. 120th AVENUE, WESTMINSTER, CO 80234. Purpose: to lease the Ranch Barn and Pasture located at 1600 W. 120th Avenue to Two Horse Run, LLC. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 11-1-3, 11-1-6, 11-3-2, 11-3-8, 11-3-11, 11-4-4, 11-5-6, 11-5-7, 11-5-8, 11-5-10, 11-5-11, 11-5-12, 11-519, 11-6-4, 11-6-6, 11-6-7, 11-6-8 AND 11-12-7 OF THE WESTMINSTER MUNICIPAL CODE AS HOUSEKEEPING MEASURES THROUGH OCTOBER 2012. Purpose: to authorize housekeeping amendments to Title XI, Land Development and Growth Management Plan. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1-10-1 OF THE WESTMINSTER MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING FILLING A COUNCIL VACANCY UPON MAYORAL ELECTION. Purpose: to amend Section 1-10-1(C), W.M.C., to conform to Section 1-11-14, W.M.C., and the City Charter concerning the process for seating a new Councillor if a current Council member whose term has not expired is elected Mayor. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1-10-1 OF THE WESTMINSTER MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING ELECTION OF MAYOR. Purpose: to remove the requirement that a candidate secure an excess of 40% of the votes cast to be elected to the Office of Mayor. Council passed the following Councillor’s Bill as an emergency ordinance: A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE REFUNDING OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION PURSUANT TO A LEASE TRANSACTION; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY BY THE CITY OF A SITE AND IMPROVEMENT LEASE, A LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT, A DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE, AN ESCROW AGREEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED THERETO; SETTING FORTH CERTAIN PARAMETERS AND RESTRICTIONS; AUTHORIZING OFFICIALS OF THE CITY TO TAKE ALL ACTION NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY; RATIFYING ACTIONS PREVIOUSLY TAKEN; AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Purpose: to refund 2005 COPS originally issued for construction of the 144th Avenue Interchange Project in an amount not to exceed $12.5 million. The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m. By Order of the Westminster City Council Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider January 25, 2013 00031493
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January 25, 2013
BUSINESS BRIEF TruEffect Appoints two new senior software engineers
Advertising technology company TruEffect in Westminster has expanded its data processing team with two new hires. Senthil Kumar and Mark Nelson are the company’s two newest senior software engineers. Senthil Kumar brings more than 20 years of experience, both domestic and international, and comes to TruEffect from Level 3 in Broomfield. Kumar authored the first open-source adaptive-JIT JVM and made contributions to the APNS C# project. Mark Nelson has more than 16 years engineering
experience, including his work with Microsoft and most recently with CCI in Fort Collins. Nelson’s breadth of experience includes designing and implementing distributed systems, database applications, APIs, and enterprise messaging data schemas. “TruEffect is reshaping the landscape for display media,” said Finn Faldi, TruEffect CEO. “Our innovation continues to attract the best and most experienced people in the industry. Senthil and Mark are just the latest examples of experienced and talented additions to our team.” Both will report to Ashish Rangole as members of the Data Processing Team.
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