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Girders and deck panels installed along US 36 By Ashley reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com As part of the US 36 Express Lanes project, bridges along the highway are getting a needed facelift. On March 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation began girder and deck-panel installation on the Wadsworth Parkway bridge. This is just the beginning of spring and summer seasons filled with bridge construction along US 36. The girder and deck-panel installation will cause the closure of US 36 in both directions from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily until Tuesday, April 2, weather permitting. CDOT project director John Schwab said the department is trying to avoid full highway closures during the project, but the girder installation requires highway closure for safety reasons. “On Wadsworth, we are setting 39 girders across the highway, some weighing approximately 111,000 pounds and measuring 120 feet long,” Schwab said. “We will have detours using the ramps, but we encourage drivers to use alternate routes if possible as there will likely be delays.” The delay is estimated to be about 10 minutes during the 9 and 10 p.m. hours, but throughout the late night hours and early morning hours, the delay should be minimal. Schwab said it’s important for drivers to obey all construction signs and flaggers,

Left, Installation of girders and deck panels for the Wadsworth Parkway bridge began March 21. The bridge work is part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s US 36 Express Lanes Project. For the installation, US 36 will be closed in both directions daily from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. until April 2. Photo by Ashley Reimers

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and to “slow down for the cone zone.” Schwab said five bridges are being completely rebuilt and three more are being widened as part of the project. The Wadsworth bridge and the 112th Avenue bridge will be completed by November. The Sheridan Boulevard bridge; BNSF bridge; and the US 36 bridges over Lowell Boulevard, the Westminster Promenade, and East and West Flatiron Crossing will also be under construction this spring and summer. The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a $312 million, multimodule project between Federal Boulevard and 88th Avenue Street in Louisville/Superior. The project will build an express lane in each direction of Highway 36 to accommodate high-occupancy vehicles, bus rapid transit and tolled single-occupancy vehicles. Instead of a physical barrier to separate the managed lanes from the general purpose lanes, the project will create a 4-foot buffer, the first of its kind in the state, according to Schwab. Another element to the project is buson shoulders. This feature will allow buses to travel on the shoulders of the highway during periods of high traffic volume. Schwab said buses will only be able to use the shoulders, which are the same width of the lanes, under certain conditions and will have restrictions. Buses can only use a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour, and if vehicles are driving more than 50 miles per hour on the roadway, the buses will not be able to use the shoulders, he added. “This is an accelerated project happening in a span of two and half years,” Schwab said. “We want to minimize as many traffic issues as possible for drivers, and have this project complete and open to the public by January 2015.”

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Ralston House hosts annual program to raise awareness, funds By sara Van Cleve

svancleve@ourcoloradonews.com Blue pinwheels will soon be sprouting across Jefferson County. Ralston House is preparing to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in April by selling blue pinwheels and encouraging residents and businesses to plant them as gardens. “Pinwheels are a national symbol for child-abuse prevention,” said Don Moseley, executive director of Ralston House. “When we think about child abuse, it’s such a difficult subject. We should talk about prevention and getting better. The pinwheel is a very hopeful symbol.” Ralston House has set a goal of raising $30,000 through this year’s pinwheel program, all of which will go toward providing child victims of abuse with forensic interviews, medical exams and emotional support. Ralston House, 10795 W. 58th Ave., is a non-profit child-advocacy center that provides a safe and comfortable environment where children who have been sexually or physically abused can receive help and tell their story. Pinwheels are $5 each, and businesses and individuals can buy them from Ralston House to create their own gardens, or they can sponsor a pinwheel at one of the large public gardens, which will be at Faith Bible Chapel, 6210 Ward Road in Arvada; Gold

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Ralston House is selling blue pinwheels to residents and businesses so they can create their own pinwheel gardens in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Photo by Sara Van Cleve Crown Sports Foundation, 150 S. Harlan St.; and Jefferson County Open School, 7655 W. 10th Ave. in Lakewood. “For me, it’s a very easy way of doing what we all talk about,” Moseley said. Pinwheels will be planted at Faith Bible Chapel and Gold Crown Sports Foundation on April 9, and at Jeffco Open School on April 10. A business that wants to plant its own garden can contact Ralston House to receive a kit. They then sell the pinwheels at their business and turn the proceeds over to Ralston House. The support demonstrated through the pinwheels means something special to the victims of child abuse, whether they are still children or have grown up, Moseley said. “It’s a nice symbol, and it shows victims that the community gets it,” he said. “It’s a chance to show that the community supports them. Countless victims never tell because the perpetrator tells them not to. It’s a reminder that it’s not their fault.” To purchase a pinwheel or pinwheel kit, or to sponsor a pinwheel at a large garden, contact Ralston House at 720-898-6741 or go online to www.RalstonHouse.net.

Tundra, an adoptable 7-year-old Siberian Husky, checks out the scene with her volunteer handler, Debbie Fleckenstine, at the grand opening of the new Eddie Bauer location in the Colorado Mills shopping mall March 22. Fleckenstine and other Foothills Animal Shelter volunteers attended the opening with adoptable dogs and collected donations. The store offered to match any donation made to the animal shelter during the grand opening. Photo by Glenn Wallace


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Nothing can be better than something Sometimes it is easy to become overwhelmed and super-focused with everything that we believe matters in our lives — our families, friends, job, school, and all of our stuff and all of our activities that we pursue or collect — and we forget to find time for a little “nothing.” Obviously “nothing” is not a four-letter word. It not even a bad word. Sometimes we can all use a little “nothing” in our lives to balance out the hectic pace, madness and maybe even a little of the drama that may be consuming us or that has crept into our world at the moment. Finding times to be quiet and allow “nothing” to invade our mind or our space could be really healthy at times. I know that some of you may be reading this laughing and saying that there is no way to find time to do “nothing,” and if I only knew just how much madness and pressure you face each day it would be ridiculous to even propose such a thing. And that

would be exactly why I am recommending that you find some time to do “nothing.” Now when I say find the time to do “nothing,” I am in no way suggesting that it should become our complete lifestyle. Finding time for “nothing” could mean just a few minutes each day. Maybe it’s even the start to our day or found at the end of a busy day where we can decompress and allow the enjoyment of “nothing” to take over. For some folks the need for “nothingness” could happen in the middle of the

day as an escape. I am not sure about you, but when I actually practice this principle of “nothing,” my world comes back into perspective, I find my center, experience peace, and in some way I am actually able to accomplish more than when I am in full-on scramble mode. And in those quiet moments of my “nothing” I also seem to hear so much more from my heart and my head that brings clarity, less worry, and comfort to what may be happening around me. My “nothingness-filled” moments oddly enough also inspire and motivate me, even spark my creativity. When was the last time you gave yourself permission to do “nothing”? Was it a quiet moment found somewhere in your home or office? Maybe you enjoyed a few minutes of “nothingness” outside during a walk or hike. There is actually a spot in the trees that I

State Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp will host community coffee sessions 6:30-7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive in Westminster. Come and chat about issues important to you with Rep. Kraft-Tharp.

Guiding principles established for comprehensive land-use plan update Following the city’s first round of community outreach to gather input for the comprehensive land-use plan update, a series of guiding principles were developed to define a vision for the city’s future. Additional input and direction for the guiding principles included the priorities established in the existing 2004 plan as well as City Council’s strategic plan and vision for the city. The guiding principles were refined

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ski to sometimes where hardly anyone else ever goes, I stop, and, surrounded by the aspens and pine trees, in the stillness of the mountain, I take a few minutes of doing “nothing.” Again, “nothing” really does matter when taken in the right context. Not the sluggard or sloth type associated with laziness, but rather the freeing, energizing, and yet restful form of “nothingness” that helps us to get back to where we really want to be or need to be in our life. I would love to hear your thoughts on doing “nothing” at gotonorton@gmail.com and maybe our week filled with a few moments of “nothing” will lead us to having a better-than-good week.

through feedback from both City Council and Planning Commission members. The final document, which will serve as a foundation for future policy and land-use decisions for the city, can be viewed on the city website at www.ci.westminster.co.us.

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Tree-limb recycling begins Westminster residents can recycle their tree limbs 8 a.m. to noon on the last Saturday of each month, March-October. Bring limbs to the south side of Standley Lake at the gate off 88th Avenue between Kipling and Independence. Limbs can be any length and do not need to be bundled or tied. Cut shrubs are acceptable. Mulch is available while supplies last. Bring containers, or city staff can fill your truck bed using a loader. For additional information, contact Patti at 303-658-2201 or by email at pwright@ cityofwestminster.us.

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Opinion: Columnist Andrea Doray is inspired by students in poetry contest. Page 8

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Life: The Edge Theatre debuts first production at new location. Page 17

Legislation: Governor signs gun-control bills. Page 6

Sports: Legacy soccer beats Standley Lake in overtime. Page 22

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areimers@ourcoloradonews.com This year’s Westminster 7:10 Rotary Club community service award was given to Total Beverage in Westminster. The award was presented to general manager John Fredrickson during the March 20 meeting. The award is given each year to support the rotary’s ideal of exemplary volunteer service in the community. The award is given to an individual or business that is not a 7:10 Rotary Club member but has served the community in some outstanding way. Rotary member Angela Habben said Total Beverage was nominated for generously supporting and helping businesses and organizations raise money for various people who need support.

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health services, with more people now receiving mental health care at their primary doctors’ office. “We’ve seen an uptick in the number of those who need our services in the last couple years, with the economy and its affects,” she Twelve said. “We’re Topics now partnering with school disWeeks tricts and This Week: commuMental Health nity areas to help consumers with access to our services.” Community Reach and JCMH have offered their consumers group settings for different sessions, from therapy to wellness classes. “We have classes on all kinds of subjects, from stress resolution and exercise to budgeting,” said Harriet Hall, CEO of JCMH. “We want to get to people early, before they need extensive services, and these can in some ways be better for them.” Public outreach and education also have become a top goal for both orga-

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eral funding. “Three or four years ago, the Colorado Department of Transportation rated this particular structure an eight out of 100 in their off-systems bridge-inspection program,” said Stephen Baumann, assistant city engineer for Westminster. “This low rating qualified the project for some federal funding.” The total cost of the project is estimated at $6 million; what’s not funded by federal dollars will be funded by the city’s general

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areimers@ourcoloradonews.com A project to replace the bridge at 72nd Avenue and Raleigh Street is under way in Westminster. The current box culvert structure will eventually be replaced by an actual bridge, with the help of $1.8 million in fed-

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Colorado adults slimmest in U.S., but children fall in middle range

decades from now because we know that obese children are more likely to grow up to be obese adults,” she said. Other measures in the health institute’s data also suggested serious challenges for Colorado on issues related to children. For example, the state ranked 31st in late or non-existent prenatal care, 37th in low birth-weight babies and 42nd in children without insurance, according to an I-News examination of the health institute’s data. That data underpins the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual Colorado Health Report card. The report card uses the most recently available data to measure the relative health of Coloradans across a variety of areas that look at different stages of life. The Colorado Health Foundation used the data this year to ask the question: “What if we were No. 1?” And while the state currently is when it comes to adult waistlines — 20.9 percent of the state’s population of 18- to 64-year-olds are obese, the lowest percentage in the nation — it’s a different issue when it comes to children. The most recent data estimated that 14.2 percent of the state’s children were obese. Oregon, by comparison, was No. 1, with 9.6 percent of its children obese. The Colorado Health Foundation estimated that if Colorado were to climb to No. 1 in childhood obesity, it would have 24,900 fewer kids living

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Colorado is continually heralded as the fittest state in the country — but behind that ranking stand a host of health measures that paint a different picture, placing the state mid-pack or worse in things such as infant mortality and binge drinking. And even that No. 1 ranking — best — among the 50 states in the rate of adult obesity may mask serious future troubles: Colorado stands 23rd in childhood obesity and is even farther down the list in other key measures of the overall health of the state’s youngest population. “If we’re 23rd in kids and No. 1 in adults, how sustainable is that?” asked James Hill, a University of Colorado pediatrics professor who is involved in extensive obesity research. “I think that’s reason to be concerned — I really do.” Emily King, a research analyst at the Colorado Health Institute who compiled the data, said it is impossible to simply look at the numbers and project the future. “The fact that our childhood obesity rate is much higher than it was in the past suggests that our adult obesity rates will be higher a couple of

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Emotions run high as civil unions become law Colorado joins states recognizing partnerships By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com Rarely was a speech made inside Denver’s History Colorado Center March 21 that didn’t bring Sue Westervelt to tears. The Colorado Springs woman made the hour drive north to be a part of history — to see Gov. John Hickenlooper sign legislation that legalizes civil unions for gay couples in Colorado. “In my lifetime, I can’t believe this is becoming a reality,” said Westervelt, who is gay, as tears trickled down her face. “I’ve been discriminated against my whole life. Now, I don’t feel like a second-class citizen any more.” There were plenty of tears and plenty of cheers inside the sleek Capitol Hill cultural center, as onlookers filled the space to the rafters to witness the signing of Senate Bill 11, which will allow gay couples to enter into commitments that are similar to mar-

riage beginning May 1. Colorado now becomes the eighth state to recognize civil unions, or similar domestic-partner laws. Nine other states, along with the District of Columbia, allow gay marriage. “It is a moment that the whole community has waited for, for so long,” said Hickenlooper. “And it Report is really the beginning of the country changing. That change has gotten here. It’s gonna keep going. It’s not going to stop in Colorado. But I’d like to think this is a crucial point, a very crucial point.” Joining Hickenlooper on stage were lawmakers who were instrumental in passing the bill, after two failed attempts in previous legislative sessions. They included Denver Democratic Sen. Pat Steadman. Steadman, who is gay and lost his partner of eleven years to pancreatic cancer last year. “He would be so proud standing right here with you,” said House Speaker Mark

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‘I told him, ‘Don’t cry, don’t cry. You’re gonna make me cry.’ But it was more romantic than that. We’ve been fighting for this for a long time.’ Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City Ferrandino, as several onlookers were seen wiping away tears. “He was an amazing man. I’m so glad you were able to do this in his honor and to be able to make this a reality.” After the signing came the celebrating. Democratic Sen. Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City kissed his partner, Louis Trujillo, as the two wrapped their arms around each other. “I told him, ‘Don’t cry, don’t cry. You’re gonna make me cry,’” Ulibarri said. “But it was more romantic than that. We’ve been fighting for this for a long time.” Trujillo added, “I told him I love him with all my heart.” Amid the revelry quietly stood Christine Bakke-O’Neil and her partner of four years, Theresa Bakke-O’Neil. The Aurora couple

held hands and soaked in the moment, which, for them, had been a long time coming. Christine Bakke-O’Neil recalled walking dejectedly out of the Capitol two years ago, when a civil unions bill failed. “I remember thinking that I don’t count here,” she said. “I don’t count. This is not a state for me. I never felt so disenfranchised in my life, and it was really heartbreaking.” “Now, I’m so surprised as to how emotional I was (during the signing). This means so much.” So, what were the big party plans for the domestic partners going to be afterward? “Go home and feed the cats,” quipped Christine. “You know, the big gay agenda,” Theresa said.

Governor signs three gun-control bills into law By Vic Vela

session, as gun bills have dominated lawmakers’ attention. And that was even before the head of the state Department of Corrections was shot to death inside his home, just hours before

vvela@ourcoloradonews. com Recollection of death and violence has hung over the Capitol throughout much of the legislative

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Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three pieces of guncontrol legislation into law on March 20. Hickenlooper and Democratic leaders held a Capitol press conference to announce the bill signings. But their mood was somber, with the slaying of DOC Executive Director Tom CleFREE ments from the night before Estimages & Inspections in the back of their minds. “On a day that we should be celebrating the signing of these three bills that make our communities safer, I am mourning the loss of one more person who lost his life to this senseless violence that is plaguing our entire country,” said Senate President John Morse, DColorado Springs. Gun violence that continues to rattle the nation is exactly why Democrats put so much political capital into gun-control efforts this session. But Republicans say Democrats will rue the day for their overreach.

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Among the bills signed by Hickenlooper was House Bill 1229, which requires universal background checks on gun sales and transfers in Colorado. Hickenlooper said there is evidence that background checks prevent criminals from getting their hands on guns. “Background checks have great benefit,” the governor said. “People would say to me… `Well, criminals aren’t stupid. They’re not gonna comply with background checks.’ Well, no one told the criminals that.” Hickenlooper also signed into law House Bill 1224, which limits the number of rounds that an ammunition magazine can carry to 15.

Throughout the session, Republicans have criticized the rounds limitation as an arbitrary effort that would do nothing to get weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. They also tagged it as being a job-killing bill that will cause Colorado-based gun and ammunition manufacturers to flee the state. Hickenlooper acknowledged that he initially was “ambivalent” about the legislation, which he said was “the most contentious bill that we’ve dealt with.” But the governor added that “high-capacity magazines have the potential to turn killers into killing machines.” Hickenlooper also signed House Bill 1228, which will end the taxpayer subsidization of fees associated with gun background checks. Not a single Republican voted for any of the gun bills that Hickenlooper signed on March 20.

They included Sen. Greg Brophy of Wray, who criticized the governor after the press conference, saying that the signings will leave his constituents in eastern Colorado livid. “He slapped rural Colorado right in the face,” Brophy said. “Oh, (my constituents) are overwhelmingly upset about this. I mean, they’ve crawled out of the woodwork to talk about this issue. They’re on fire!” And Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, said his members will make sure that Democratic lawmakers pay in 2014. “Gov. Hickenlooper and the Democrats in the Legislature just handed our organization a sledgehammer that we get to wade through their china shop in the 2014 elections,” Brown said. “Our organization and gun owners around the state are going to destroy the Democratic caucus.”

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There’s been a lot of tragic, terrible news lately, so I’m going to write again about an article that makes me laugh. I’ve run this column a few times but folks still want to read it. Got a Letter form Grandma the other day. She wrote: The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a “HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS” bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just ment,come from a thrilling choir performance, com-followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it on my bumlkingper. Boy, I’m glad I did! What an uplifting ago,experience followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy ountintersection, just lost in thought about the not aLord and how good He is, and I didn’t notice hisedthat the light had changed. It is good thing ng.” someone else loves Jesus because if he emo-hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. This I soon found that lots of people feel the same way. Why, while I was sitting there, r thethe guy behind started honking like crazy d? and then he leaned out of his window and ppedscreamed, “For the love of GOD! GO! GO! My Lord, GO! What an exuberant cheerleader he eresawas for the Lord. Everyone else started honking too. I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these lovely people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love. There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a “sunny beach”. I saw Greganother guy waving in a funny way with only criti-his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked r theyour cousin Jimmy (my teenage grandson) ayingin the back seat what that sign meant. He eavereplied that it was probably a Hawaiian good sternluck sign or something. Well, I’ve never been to Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and Coloace,” conelmis. I Westminster City Council voted on the d outfollowing legislation during its March 18 talkmeeting. Council members in attendance re onwere Mayor Nancy McNally; Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter, and council members , ex-Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser, Herb Atchison, ockyMary Lindsey and Scott Major. ners, makeEDA agreement with MSI, LLC passed law- Council unanimously passed Councilor’s Bill No. 11 on first reading, authorizing andthe city manager to execute and impleLeg-ment an Economic Development Agreer or-ment with MSI, LLC. not to exceed $10,000, mmerwhich is estimated at $3,514 in permit-fee oughrebates, $4,500 in construction use-tax 2014 “Our ownare emo-

gave him the good luck sign right back. Jimmy burst out laughing … why, even he was enjoying this religious experience. A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed again. So, I grinned and waved to all my sisters and brothers, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed I was the only car that got through that intersection before the light turned red again, and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So, I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks. Love, Grandma

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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.

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Reality provides a kick in the butt Some of my so-called in-depth, thoughtful analysis went out the window during the first full round of play. I had checked and double-checked the RPI ratings, the final 25 top ranked teams and the Vegas betting odds. I tried to separate my head from my heart in the selection process. But then there was the sheer shock factor of upsets, which always puts me in a tail spin. How could Harvard dare to upset New Mexico? The nerve of the Wichita State Shockers knocking off #1 seed Gonzaga at the “Dance.” And who is Florida Gulf Coast? This was not the plan.

trash talking, bragging rights for their alma mater or the most correct picks. They can take their minds off the heavy stuff.

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Think of the economic surge

It’s March Madness time again and oh boy is it a hoot. Gather around the water cooler; compare your brackets with your friends and co-workers; lament those early, ill-fated bad picks and get the trash talking going. From the middle of March to the second Monday night in April, the national basketball tournament have become an American institution, almost a national holiday (given the lack of productivity in offices across the land, maybe President Obama should declare it a national event. Even non-sports-inclined folks are apt to grab a bracket sheet and fill it out.

A healthy distraction

Thankfully we have these distractions. Otherwise, it would be harder to swallow the jump in gasoline prices; learning the real facts and taxes about Obamacare; the lack of improvement on the Rockies baseball roster; the dysfunctional Congress and president; stoppage of White House tours due to sequestration; the human slaughter in Syria, Dumervil signing with the Ravens; the challenge to find a job or keep one; making ends meet each month and more. While March Madness will also pass (April 8 is the championship game), it gives millions of Americans an opportunity to dabble in statistics, odds-making, wagers,

Get ready as the field narrows from the original 68 teams for the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four and a National Champion, all coming your way on television. We got hats, T-shirts, plastic or glass mugs, glasses or shot glasses, banners, flags, car flags, decals for your car, decals for your face, decals for your decals and more — all to help spike the national economy. You would not believe the sales tax revenue that cities, counties and states derive from March Madness stuff. And think of all the tourism dollars generated by the rabid fans who travel to the basketball arenas across America to cheer on their teams — air flights, hotel, meals, adult beverages, more beverages, postcards, taxi cabs and more souvenirs.

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It is a ready-made package deal for the country — the only economic jump-start that Obama and the Congress overlooked, but it is working and is a non-government-funded, therapeutic prescription from our everyday life. Go Jayhawks! Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

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EDA agreement passed with the Colorado Casual Furniture

Council unanimously passed Councilor’s Bill No. 12 on first reading, authorizing the city manager to execute and implement an economic-development agreement with the Bedrin Organization for Colorado Casual Furniture. The proposed

assistance is based upon the city’s goal to fill vacant space in existing retail centers. The agreement includes a 50 percent rebate of sales tax from sales at Colorado Casual Furniture through March 31, 2016. The estimated $150,000 in assistance will be generated from sales tax paid by Colorado Casual Furniture.

Contract for Pressure Zone 12 improvements approved

Council unanimously authorized the city manager to enter into a contract with the low bidder, Northern Colorado Constructors, Inc., for the Pressure Zone 12 improvements in the amount of $462,050

with a 10 percent construction contingency in the amount of $46,205, for a construction budget of $508,255. The area of the city generally north of 112th Avenue, east of Harlan Street and west of Sheridan Boulevard is referred to as Pressure Zone 12, which experiences high water distribution. This project includes improvements to reduce pressures and extend the useful life of the water piping in this area. The next council meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. -Compiled by Ashley Reimers

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new law improves open records process Kudos to Lakewood’s newest state representative on the passage of her first bill. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, recently looked on as Gov. John Hickenlooper signed her House Bill 1041 into law. The bill creates an important improvement to Colorado’s open records laws by requiring government custodians to make records available to the public whether they come to the agency to pick up the records or ask to have them sent to them. While most governments had routinely sent records to people who asked for them, there was no requirement in the law that

they do so and in a number of cases, people asking for records were told that they were welcome to come get them, even

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how did you spend the snowy weekend? We asked people enjoying coffee and breakfast at the Windy Saddle in Golden about how they weathered the snowy winter weekend.

“I drove to the airport to pick family up. It was definitely a slower drive out there than usual. And then we had some hot food to warm us up.” - Jeff Wheeler, Colorado School of Mines

“We just stayed home and built a fire , and played computer games, and read … and shoveled.” - Sandy Fasso, Arvada

“We drove in from Chicago and hit a blizzard about 75 miles out of Denver. We enjoyed the Craft Beer Week in Denver and watching NCAA games.” - Mike Caffarini, Chicago

“Flew here from Washington, and I’ve eaten a lot. We liked the Wooden Table in Denver, and the Windy Saddle in Golden.” - Sarah Wheeler, Pullman, Wash.

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though doing so was a hardship. Pettersen’s bill was developed and supported by a broad coalition that included media and advocacy organizations and representatives of both state and local government. It is a great example of how the public and the government can work in concert to make our governmental entities both more efficient and more user friendly. Our democratic society works best when members of the public know that their governmental bodies are open and transparent and when citizens have easy

access to the operations and records of all government entities. House Bill 1041 is a thoughtful and practical response that will improve how the public keeps track of the activities of governments throughout Colorado, be they state agencies, institutions of higher education, local governments, school districts or special districts. Congratulations to Pettersen both for choosing such an important issue for her first legislative attempt and for successfully guiding it through the process and into Colorado law.

Students take road less traveled by One evening last week, I was awed and inspired for nearly three hours by 28 Colorado high school students. They were the best of the best, the cream of their respective crops, the lone representatives of their high schools — rural, urban, charter, religious and those dedicated to special courses of study or specific populations, such as Denver School of the Arts and Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. These young people filled the Lakewood Cultural Center with teachers, parents, mentors and cheering fans. They also filled the venue with classic literature, with contemporary thought and expression, with their own interpretations of conversations from generations past. What were these 19 girls and 9 boys doing? Participating in Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide contest that helps young people master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about our literary heritage. Students memorize and recite great poetry they choose from an anthology of more than 650 poems. Poetry Out Loud is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, who partner with Colorado Creative Industries for our state competition. State champions receive $200 and a trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, D.C., for the national championship; their schools receive a $500 stipend to purchase poetry books. A total of $50,000 in awards and stipends is presented annually at the national finals. For those of us required to memorize literature in high school — “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (Miss Richards’ class, Monte Vista High School, circa 1974) — such recitation may not seem like a monumental task, as witnessed here by my remarkable recollection of a line from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Except that, hmmm, I was not competing with anyone. Plus, I only had to memorize a passage or two. Students competing in Poetry Out Loud at the state and national finals must learn three poems… and learn them well. Participants from ninth through 12th grade are evaluated on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, accuracy, level of difficulty and overall performance.

Think about yourself as a high school freshman. Then picture yourself alone on a stage, in a spotlight, facing an audience in the center of which sit several distinguished judges rating you on these seven factors. Have you run away screaming from your own imagination yet? These 28 young people did not. In fact, they excelled. They awed. They inspired … not only their supporters, but also the accomplished judges, the emcee and the representatives of Colorado’s thriving literary and arts community. As one of the teachers and mentors — herself a published poet with a master of fine arts degree — commented afterward, “I was intoxicated by the English language and the talents of the students.” From this stage full of talent, Alice Kilduff, a junior from the Denver School of the Arts, emerged as the 2013 Colorado Poetry Out Loud State Champion and will compete in the National Finals in D.C. in April. Last season, more than 365,000 students participated in the competition; Thornton High School senior Sam Opoku represented Colorado and placed an impressive ninth in the national finals. For many people, poetry is considered difficult, out of reach, inaccessible. Yet all we need to do is spend about three hours on a spring evening to understand that the road to great literature need not be the one “less traveled by” (Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken.”) Alice, you and your fellow competitors make all the difference. We wish you well at the national finals. Andrea W. Doray is a writer (and a poet) who thanks the National Endowment of the Arts; The Poetry Foundation; Colorado Creative Industries; the sponsors, organizers and volunteers; the teachers, mentors and families; and especially the competitors for bringing great literature to life. Contact Andrea at a.doray@andreadoray.com.


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IMMEDIATE JOBS!!! HIRING BONUS!!! Dri Employment Solutions is recruiting for Labor/Production positions with

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a stone manufacturing company located in Castle Rock. These positions BEGIN IMMEDIATELY and include a hiring/retention BONUS!!

Colorado Community Media is seeking an experienced Outside Multi-Media Sales Respresentative to join our team. This individual will be responsible for both local and agency business in additional to generating new accounts to join our already rapidly growing papers.

Daily activities include, but not limited to: • • • • • •

Requirements: Must be goal oriented and work well with a team. Candidate must be comfortable cold calling on various size accounts both in person and over the phone. Previous sales experience required. Previous newspaper experience a plus but not required. Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office products.

Production line duties Loading and unloading molds Spraying Filling molds with wet concrete Packaging Sweeping, cleaning

Requirements for this job:

• Ability to perform continuous physical labor • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. • Must pass a criminal background check (NO felonies within the last 7 years) • Must pass a drug test

Colorado Community Media offers salary plus commission. Benefits offered: Medical, dental, JEFFCO/GOLDEN TRANSCRIPT vision and paid vacation. Please email your cover letter and resume with Outside Sales Position in5.04 the x 10” (4c process) subject line to: jb/jb eaddenbrooke@ourcoloradonews.com.

In addition to this position, we receive a variety of general labor, LA023181B 2 positions in the south 3/21/2013 warehouse and production metro area. Please contact Kristin at 303-857-5400 immediately KHOWARD to learn more about our open positions. Mining

No phone calls please.

Colorado Community Media is hiring an editorial page designer who will be assembling editorial pages for print. Some special section or newsletter page layout projects will be assigned along with preparing weekly newspapers for press. Bachelor’s degree, or four years experience in a design or news environment, required. InDesign skills, proficiency in Photoshop, attentive to details, a must. Illustrator and printing experience welcome. Ability to work in a demanding deadline environment and great communication skills necessary.

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Academy for Dental Assisting Careers April 13th Session!

Class A Food Deliver Drivers

COLORADO COMMUNITY BANK Teller (part-time 25hrs) Centennial Branch

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DUNWIDDIE CUSTOM PACKAGING, INC. Full time position (8:00-5:00 M-F), AR, AP, proficient in Microsoft Office programs , accounting experience necessary. Fax or e-mail resume along with salary history to: Violet Andrews, Controller Fax (303) 799-3560; e-mail: packaging@dunwiddie.com Web site: www.dunwiddie.com

Caregivers to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Call Today 303-736-6688 www.visitingangels.com /employment

Needed. Regional Western States 3 to 4 nights out – 65K annual avg. + Ben 4K sign on bonus – Apply: www.mbmcareers.com

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY JOB: Mechanic – Journey Must have 3 yrs experience in servicing, maintaining and repairing mechanized and automotive equipment such as: diesel and gas engines, and hydraulics. Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent, and ASE certifications are desirable. Must have a valid Colorado CDL, class B with tanker endorsements, and furnish his/her own hand tools. Perform on call duties as required. Fulltime; wage is $18.88 to $20.89 an hr plus Benefits See full job description, physical requirements and application at: www.co.clear-creek.co.us under "I Want To…", "Find Job Opportunities", Please send application to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444; email hr@co.clear-creek.co.us; or fax to 303-679-2417. Taking applications until April 12, 2013. Clear Creek County is an ADAAA/EEO employer.

LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at www.wisechoice4u.com

Apply at 20991 E. Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial Co Requirements: Cash handling experience, Strong customer service skills Detail oriented and well organized, Ability to multi-task, proficient use of computer. “Equal Opportunity Employer”

Director of Administration

Government entity looking for a self-motivated, detail oriented person able to work unsupervised. Full financial duties including payroll, A/P, A/R, G/L reconciliations, financial statements, budgeting and forecasting and assisting with annual audit. Government accounting a plus. Transcription of minutes from public board meetings. Aptitude for software programs. Immediate opening. Small, friendly office. Excellent benefit package. Resumes accepted until April 15, 2013. – no phone calls please. Genesee Water & Sanitation District, 17301 W. Colfax Ave., #220, Golden, CO 80401 or fax: 303-278-9873 or email: dschrimp@geneseewater.com.

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Great Paying Denver Flatbed Runs! CDL-A, 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

Eileen’s Colossal CookiesHighlands Ranch has a Team

Member/Decorator position available. Decorating experienced individual to carryout daily activities, providing customer service and achieving sales targets by working with efficient and motivated team. Must be dependable, professional, and available on Saturdays. Email resume to swhitefoot@q.com or call 303-683-0002 or 720-785-3894 to apply.

Help Wanted Janitorial Contractor

accepting applications for significant number of openings to include: Project Manager, Supervision, Floor Techs, General Cleaners. For consideration please call: 1-888-626-6856 or email information/resume to: trider@sgmcorp.com

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE COMPANY NEEDS PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE, A/R, A/P, PAYROLL, JOB COSTING. WILL TRAIN ON OUR ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. EXPERIENCE IN PHONE ETIQUETTE, FRONT OFFICE CUSTOMER CONTACT. BUSY, HIGH-ENERGY INTERACTIVE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT. BILINGUAL IS A PLUS. SALARY NEGOTIABLE. SEND RESUME TO: KATHY@AMERICANDL.COM FAX: 303-841-9189

Help Wanted

• Licensed R.W. or

JRY Electrician

for work in Parker and surrounding areas. Experience in both residential and commercial work preferred. Please mail resume and work history to: P.O. Box 3273, Parker, CO 80134.

Part-Time Food Demonstrators

CDS is seeking Part-Time Food Demonstrators inside the Costco Warehouse in Douglas County (Littleton), CO. Please apply online at: http://alturl.com/7trfy

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Seasonal Positions

(April-Oct) for front desk/reservations and outdoor maintenance. 32+/- hours per week @ Dakota Ridge RV Resort Golden. Resumes to careers@dakotaridgerv.com. No calls. Background/credit checks will be done.

Nurse RN, LPN, or MA

Part-time Thursday, Friday 830 -5:30 SOME SAT 9am-1pm 20-25 hrs /wk, Patient care, vaccine admin, vitals, and lab. HOUR FUN Pediatric Office near Park Meadows area fax 303-689-9628 email: m.ripperton@pediatrics5280.com

ServiceMaster Clean has Both full time and part-time janitorial openings throughout Denver, Boulder, Centennial, and Highlands Ranch. Please call 303-761-0122 to schedule an interview.

Part time office position-

Heating & AC business in Parker. Need motivated person with phone experience,computer skills,hvac exp helpful, order entry-QuickBooks. Email resumes to alliedhtngac@aol.com attention Cheryl, Office Mngr

Temporary worker

needed from May to September 2013 for hydrant painting & assisting with valve maint operations. Requires clean MVR, ability to operate motorized equip & lift 50 pounds. www.pwsd.org for application & more info.

Western Summit

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

Help Wanted

SYNC2 Media COSCAN Ads - Week

Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to Careers@westernsummit.com or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

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To place a 25-word COSCAN network ad in 82 Colorado newspapers for only $250, contact your local newspaper or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117.

HELP WANTED / DRIVERS

Indian Creek Express HIRING Local, OTR & O/O Drivers Class-A CDL - 2 yrs Exp.REQ. Pay $53-65/yr, Perdiem, Benefits, Practical Miles, No Touch, Paid/Home weekly, 877-273-3582 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141 California Bound! Hiring 10 sharp girls and guys. Must be 18+ to apply. Lodging and transpor tation provided. 2 weeks paid training. Form more information call 866-430-2103

Driver - Qualify for any por tion of $.03/mile quar terly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. Two raises in first year. 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com MISC./CAREER TRAINING AIRLINES ARE HIRING — Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612.

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Drivers O W N E R O P E R A T O R S Class A CDL & 1 yr experience. Home daily or every other day. Dedicated, recession-proof freight (grocery). Lease purchase program, 100% fuel surcharge to driver and more! Call Michael 866-478-9972. DriveForGreatwide.com

Buy a statewide 25-word COSCAN classified line ad in newspapers across Colorado for just $250 per week. Maximize results with our Frequency Deals! Contact this newspaper or call COSCAN Coordinator Stephen Herrera, SYNC 2 Media, 303-571-5117 x20.

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce

Estate Sales

Firewood

Furniture

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Pine Fire Wood

Elizabeth Furniture Sale All dark wood, like new. Large entertainment center, 4 piece sofa set, 2 large chest of drawers, 5x5 fridge, 7 piece marble top dining set. (570)404-6174

LOST Wedding Ring-White gold Solitaire, S Swirl w/Diamonds I lost it on March 15th between Tennyson & W. 32nd. $400 or more reward. PLEASE PLEASE HELP! Kindra 720-238-5434

Health and Beauty

Pet Services

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Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322

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MERCHANDISE

Wanted Wanted to rent; quiet space w/hookups for 36' RV. We're quiet, have references and no pets. Month to month starting in May 928-528-8028 dale@azbigsky.com

GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Garage Sales Garage Sale

Saturday March 30th 8am

4924 Apache Creek Road Castle Rock - Meadows Ladders / Tools / New File Cabinet / Poker Table & much more

Building Materials Assorted Steel Buildings

Value Discounts as much as 30% Erection Information Available Source# 18X 800-964-8335 Chain Link Fencing Approximately 150ft, 3ft high fastners and posts included 240-285-3643

Firearms 1873 Winchester 32 caliber, great condition $3995/obo 720-205-0632

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1 Cord delivered $200. Corey 720-879-1341

Flowers/Plants/Trees FAST TREES

Grow 8-12 feet yearly. $17-$24 delivered. Potted. Brochure online:

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Stolen from Lakewood home Snowblower John Deere 1988 Green/Yellow REWARD! 720-891-5816

Saturday Nights Friendly Card Game in the Arvada area Call Carol for more information 720-620-6017

Instruction Piano or Guitar lessons

At your home or my Parker studio by experienced, patient teacher. Parker, Highlands Ranch, S. Aurora. We can also work singing or songwriting into the lessons, and can include music that the student loves to keep it fun. Visit musictreecolorado.com or phone John at 303-521-8888.

Misc. Notices

White Plantation Shutters

6 oak book cases 36x84 $95ea. / obo Infrared Sauna $1099/obo 2 china cabinets w/china make offer Marty (303)995-2995 Castle Rock Furniture Sale Cherry wood entry table, coffee & end tables, couch/matching chairs. Solid oak double bed set, kitchen ware, solid oak computer desk and table and misc. everything like new. 303-386-3162 aspengail@comcast.net

Great for large picture window 67 1/2" x 56" $100 OBO 303-841-8891

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell

NFL-NBA-NHL-NCAA-MLB WWW.DENVERTICKET.COM (303)-420-5000

Instruction

AIRLINES ARE HIRING

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

Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available

Want To Purchase

CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance

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

www.mydognanny.pro Certified - night and daycare Daily weekly vacations and emergencies 720-345-7379

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877-818-0783

Cash for all Cars and Trucks

Dogs

Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition

Chocolate Mini Schnauzer Male, 1 yr old, neutered,9 lbs, house broken. He knows 5 commands. A stay at home person would be perfect! Very playful, loyal. Very soft hair, regular grooming a must.

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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

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

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Cleaning

Ali’s Cleaning Services

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

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Electricians

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FBM Concrete LLC.

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

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Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.

303-423-8175 DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENT OR RE-SURFACING We do quality concrete work at affordable low pricing. Ready for a brand-new looking Driveway or Patio for half the cost of a total replacement?

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

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

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

Garage Doors Construction

For all your garage door needs!

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

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

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12 years experience. Great References

Just Details Cleaning Service

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• Restore • Wood • Repair • Composite • Replace • Since 1993

Computer Services

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Concrete/Paving

Drywall A PATCH TO MATCH

Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include

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

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Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates Darrell 303-915-0739

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CALL 720. 351.1520 Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172

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720.327.9214 Commercial & Residential 10% Senior & Military Discount All Home Energy Audits

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Celtic Tavern is best bet

The Celtic Tavern at 1801 Blake St. is in its 13th year of doing business and is ready to branch out by providing Denver’s only Off Track Betting facility. “We have changed as the business grew,” said owner Noel Hickey, “by expanding in 2004 into the space next door, opening Delaney’s cigar bar and lounge. We are now ready for the next change. On April 6, we will open the only Off Track Betting facility in the City and County of Denver. “It will add excitement in both bars. We will open at 10 a.m. every day. On May 4, Kentucky Derby day, we will be hosting one of the biggest Derby day parties seen in Colorado. With the help of our friends at the Ninth Door and Vesta Dipping Grill, the Blake Street trifecta will be the place to be.”

From left, Charles (Brian Landis Folkins), Jack (Richard Cowden) and Henry (Joseph Graves) take on the issues of racism and office etiquette in David Mamet’s “Race.” Courtesy photos

‘Race’ pushes audience to the Edge Latest production tackles racism, workplace issues By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Lakewood’s The Edge Theatre has become the local go-to spot to see the works of playwright David Mamet, so it should be no surprise that the first production at its new location is a regional premiere of one of Mamet’s most recent works. With his infamous sharp wit and uncompromising gaze, Mamet shines a light on modern race relations and work environment in “Race.” The production will play weekends at the theater, 1560 Teller St., through April 7. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. This is the third Mamet production in three seasons for The Edge, but Rick Yaconis, executive producer and artistic director, said he had to work very hard to get the rights for “Race,” particularly because it has never been done in the region before. He said he wanted the Edge’s first performance in its new home to be a first for the play. “The play takes place in a modern law office, and is about two male lawyers — one black, one white — and their young, black, female intern. The team is offered the chance to defend a rich, white executive against charges of raping a young, black woman. “You really see that it’s about the lies people tell, and how there is still racism in the country; it’s just discussed in a more politically correct way.” Yaconis said. Robert Kramer, who directed last year’s production of Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and Yaconis said he was tapped to direct “Race” because he knows what to do with Mamet. “It’s been great, but a challenge because of the new space and Mamet’s words,” Kramer said. “There’s no intermission in the play, and it almost feels like you’re watching a movie instead of a play.” Since the play tackles such a sensitive topic, Kramer said, the first thing he did with the four actors was sit them down and have several discussions about their experiences dealing with racism. He said the dis-

One Lincoln Park problems

The One Lincoln Park building that Dealin’ Doug Moreland and Tom “Lou from Littleton” Manoogian co-own is having problems again. Apparently they are replacing all the water pipes with copper pipes. Water is being shut off intermittently. The water issue has affected the White Crown Credit Union (yes, my credit union) this week and this will be an ongoing project for a year.

Microbrews help end poverty

Henry (Joseph Graves) is one of two lawyers in David Mamet’s “Race” trying to decide whether they should represent a man accused of rape.

cussions not only helped to refine the characters the actors are playing, but brought the cast closer together. “I really wanted the actors to be advocates for their characters,” Kramer said. “At times throughout the story, every character could be found guilty of something, and the audience will decide on its own who is guilty.” Kramer said audience members will see the play through their own perspectives, with all the experience that brings. For example, it is never made clear where the story actually takes place, and audience members will have varying opinions on the setting. “Race” is supposed to spark conversations after the lights come down, and both Kramer and Yaconis said they’re looking forward to that aspect of it. “The outcome is pretty open, and I think it will be interesting for the audience to talk about that,” he said. “I want to hear what

they think will happen next and who is really guilty.” For tickets and more information, call 303-232-0363 or go online to www.theeproject.org.

If you go WHAT: “Race” by David Mamet WHERE: The Edge Theatre 1560 Teller St., Lakewood WHEN: Weekends through April 7 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 2 p.m. Saturdays 6 p.m. Sundays COST: $16-$20 INFORMATION: 303-232-0363, www.theeproject. org

Join Whole Foods Market Denver and Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute for a party to help end poverty around the world from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the McNichols Civic Center Building at the corner of Bannock and Colfax. Taste some of Colorado’s best microbrews and spirits, including a custom limited edition of Pineapple Pale Ale from Denver Beer Co., as well as samples from other micro breweries such as Odell Brewing Co., Crazy Mountain Brewery and Downslope Distilling. Sample food from some of Whole Foods Market food artisans, and create your own party favor with folks from Fresh City Life and the Denver Public Library. Enjoy live music and view an art installation of “India” by Amy K. Wright. All proceeds will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. Learn more at www. wholeplanetfoundation.org. Buy five tickets or more and enter to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market.

Kempe takes Venice

Now that’s Italian! Guests will celebrate in Venetian style to support abused and neglected children during the “Kempe Takes Venice” gala beginning at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Seawell Grand Ballroom at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Kempe Foundation, which provides the education, advocacy and fundraising support for The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. Italian-style dinner. The program will include a tribute to Dr. C. Henry Kempe’s lasting legacy, a success story as told by child-abuse survivor Althea Austin Flaherty, an artistic performance with an Italian flair, the comedy of Parker continues on Page 21


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Upcoming MNCC Connection Opportunities Your Metro North Chamber provides on-going opportunities for business professionals to connect with other business professionals and to have access to relevant information that impacts our communities.

Special Events

Monthly Events

Weekly Events

MNCC Development Council Breakfast on Housing Tuesday, April 2nd from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Noah’s Event Center (11885 N. Bradburn Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031)

MNCC Ambassador Meeting Tuesday, April 9th from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80023)

MNCC BGA Meetings every Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80023)

MNCC Business After Hours & Expo Event Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Villas at Sunny Acres (2501 E. 104th Ave., Thornton, CO 80233)

MNCC Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) Meeting Tuesday, April 9th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80234)

MNCC Tuesday Leads Group from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Lone Star Steakhouse (237 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80023) MNCC Thursday Leads Group from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Egg & I (885 Thornton Pkwy., Thornton, CO 80229)

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New shows in Denver and Boulder worth checking out “The Doyle and Debbie Show”” playing at the Garner Galleria Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts proved to be as entertaining as the press releases claimed. Created by Bruce Arnston, who also stars in the show as Doyle Mayfield, this rollicking musical is knee-slapping funny. Arnston is hilarious, and some of his moves/sounds are beyond mere description. We meet a has-been country star who is attempting to revive his career after 30 years, four wives and three Debbies. His new Debbie (Jennifer Blood) hopes this will be her chance to make a big splash in Nashville. The interaction between D and D is priceless. Rounding out the team is their one-man band, Buddy (Matthew Carlton). Keep your eyes on Buddy. As I talked with my com-

panions afterwards, I found that I’’d missed some good stuff while I concentrated on D and D. Here’’s a small sample of the original tunes: “Grandma Flickertail,”’ ’Blue Stretch Pants”’ and “’Fat Women in Trailers.” For tix and info on all DCPA productions, call 303-893-4100 or visit www.denvercenter.org.

””Church Basement Ladies”” is the current musical production playing up the road at Boulder’’s Dinner Theatre. Anyone who has been in a typical church basement will immediately feel right at home. The gentle humor is a tonic for the spirit and comfort food for the soul. You’’ll recognize the elderly matriarch, the young bride-tobe and her mother, the resident comedienne and the long-suffering cleric. The delightful cast includes Barb Reeves, Bren. Eyestone Burron, Alicia Dunfee, Heather Doris and Wayne Kennedy, who plays the pastor. Through story and music, the four women, along with their kindhearted spiritual leader, navigate a Christmas dinner that draws a record number of diners, the funeral of a friend, a Hawaiian Easter fundraiser (wait ’til you see the bunny), and a wedding.

It was lovely to see Bren. back at BDT. She and her husband, Brian, are now part of the Candlelight Dinner Theatre family up I-25 near Johnson’’s Corner. Last time I saw her, she was playing a very restrained and sophisticated (for Bren.) version of Mame. Now, she’s back in her sweet insanity. Delightful. Kudos all around to a strong cast. For info and tix, call 303-449-6000 or visit www.bouldersdinnertheatre.com. And, by the way, don’’t forget the yummy food.

Sports scene

How about our Colorado basketball teams? We’’re right in the middle of March Madness, as I write this, and CSU has won its first tourney game in about 200 years. CU plays today. I have now added basketball to my ’favorite sports’ list. Amazing what winning will do for a fan base.


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local favorite (and my former Rocky Mountain News colleague) Sam Adams, and a live auction. Following the program, one of Denver’s hottest dance bands Soul X will perform until 11 p.m. Community leader and longtime Kempe supporter Gail Johnson will receive the 2013 Kempe Community Award, and presiding judge of the Denver Juvenile Court, Karen M. Ashby, will receive the 2013 Kempe Professional Award. “The evening’s purpose is to celebrate the children and families served by The Kempe Center and the many individuals who make this important work possible,” said Patricia Peterson, president and CEO of The Kempe Foundation. “Our planning committee has designed an event that will foster camaraderie for all of our guests and offer a variety of entertainment sure to please everyone.” Additional event details, tickets and sponsorships are available by calling 303864-5312 or online at www. kempe.org/gala.

Tamayo adds brunch

Tamayo, the 12-year-old Larimer Square high-end Mexican spot that went through a major renovation, has upped the ante on brunch. Some gal pals and I got invited to a friends and family tire-kicking tryout of brunch on Sunday, which featured a $35 all-you-can-eat and drink “bottomless Margarita bunch” for $35. But the “drink” part isn’t limited to Margaritas. Mimosas made with traditional orange juice, guave, mango or blood orange, as well as Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias are included. And, if you’re a teetotaler, the price drops to

$20; $10 for children 12 and under. The menu includes sopas y ensaladas, antojitos (starters), tacos and tortas and cazuelas (baked eggs).

Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full, the stand-alone bar inside Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, unveiled its cocktail menu available to moviegoers when the theater and bar opened this week. The bar pours locally distilled spirits from companies such as Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Leopold Bros., as well as a seasonal cocktail menu curated by award-winning Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris. “With the signature drinks at Glass Half Full, we’re trying to bridge the gap between the beer drinker and the cocktail drinker,” said Norris. “Local beer like Left Hand Milk Stout finds its way into cocktails, and beer components like hops and malt find their way into classic drinks like daiquiris and gimlets.” More information at http://drafthouse.com/denver/littleton.

Walling leaves Robinson Dairy

Charlie Walling, one of the most amiable big-shots I know, is leaving Dean Foods as general manager of Robinson Dairy, effective March 31. Walling’s departure is a result of a “sweeping restructuring,” he said in a recent goodbye email message he sent to colleagues, friends and family. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from Dean Foods as general manager of Robinson Dairy, due to a sweeping restructure, effective March 31. Leading the Robinson Dairy team has been a tremendously rewarding experience. I wish everyone at Dean Foods the very best, and for the opportunity to work with

these truly talented people, I am, and always will be, grateful. “Since relocating from Houston, the last 12 years in Denver have been the most fulfilling years of my life. This focused, collaborative and energetic community welcomed me and my family with open arms. Valerie and I plan to continue to live in Colorado as I pursue other career opportunities. I look forward to our continued friendship and appreciate the support from each of you.” I asked Walling, who is a personal friend as well as a huge supporter of my favorite breast cancer charity, Sense of Security, about his separation from the Robinson folks. He said, “I am fortunate and privileged to have led the Robinson Dairy team and been associated with two Colorado leaders, Dick and Eddie Robinson. I will truly miss these talented friends and thank them for 12 success-

ful and rewarding years.” Sal Siraguse, Robinson Dairy account manager, said, “Charlie will be missed. Great guy, great boss and so much fun to be around! We are very sad to see him leave Robinson Dairy.”

Pizza pizza!

Oblios Pizzeria has made an application with the city to move into the old Fleur Bistro spot at 1225 Logan St. in Capitol Hill. Oblios already has a thriving Park Hill location at 6115 E. 22nd Ave. Many fans call Oblios a friendly, old Italian neighborhood pizzeria. Besides pizza, Oblios serves calzones, lasagna, salads and Italian and meatball sandwiches. Fleur Bistro opened in 2011, but lasted less than two years, closing with little notice in late October.

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Northglenn United Methodist Church 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.

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Legacy soccer beats Standley Lake in OT Beaulieu’s OT goal keeps Lightning perfect on the season By Jonathan Maness

jmaness@ourcoloradonews.com ARVADA — The Legacy girls soccer team continues to find a way to win. The Lightning overcame a first-half deficit on March 21 to rally and beat Standley Lake, 2-1 at the North Area Athletic Complex. “We didn’t sit back after we got the tie,” Legacy coach David Castro said. “We weren’t going to accept anything less than a win.” Brooke Williams rebounded senior Lauren Cook’s corner kick and beat Gators’ Krissy Collins for the Lightning’ first goal midway through the second half and tied the game at 1. In overtime, Jasmine Beaulieu scored the game-winner barely two minutes into the extra period to give Legacy the victory. It was another telling victory for the Lightning, who improved to 5-0 on the season. While Legacy hasn’t been blowing teams away early in the season, the veteran squad is finding a way to win games. The Lightning, who are currently ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, have won their three previous games by only one goal. “We are just playing hard, and the girls aren’t sitting back,” Castro said. Legacy has six returning starters, including junior Kelsey Killean — who has already signed with Georgia. Killean is leading the Lightning with

four goals this season, while Cook has two goals and three assists. Standley Lake took advantage in the first half and got on the scoreboard first when Taylor McRae rebounded Emily Ashmore’s shot and found an open net for the goal. However, those were the only two shots on goal the Gators could muster against the tough Legacy squad. “(Legacy) is a very talented squad,” Standley Lake coach Jeff Vigil said. “You could tell they came out in the second half and pressured us, and we wilted by giving up the one (goal).” It was the first loss for the Gators, who dropped to 3-1-1 overall. On Mar. 22, Standley Lake beat Jeffco League rival Pomona 2-1. Andra Thaden and Shelby McBain each scored goals for the Gators. Haylee Harris had the lone goal for Pomona. The Gators have two more non-conference games, before entering conference play on Apr. 2 against Arvada West. They are at Niwot on Friday and at George Washington on Apr. 1. The Lightning open Front Range League play on Apr. 4, when they face rival Mountain Range.

Right, Standley Lake’s Taylor McRae brings the ball up the field during the Gators’ matchup with Legacy on March 21 at the NAAC. Photo by Jonathan Maness

Roundup: Malacarne plays in All-Star game Asmus, Lopez makes Jeffco League first team By Jonathan Maness

jmaness@ourcoloradonews.com ARVADA — Skyview senior Laura Malacarne participated in the Colorado Coaches of Class 4A Girls Sports All-State game March 24 at Arvada West

High School. Malacarne played for the Blue squad, which won 85-58. She had three points in the victory. Malacarne also was chosen to the Colorado 7 allconference first-team. She averaged six point a game for the Wolverines and led the team with six boards a game. She played all four years on the varsity squad for the Wolverines, who won 41 games over that stretch. She also has a 3.4

GPA. She was also voted by Colorado High School Coaches Associations to play in the 57th girls basketball All-State game this summer in Alamosa.

Sara Shileny and Casey Torbet were honorable mention for the Standley Lake girls, while Dylan Critchfield and Connor Durant were honorable mentions for the Gators’ boys.

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The Horizon senior duo of Gabby Jimenez and Kaylie Rader led the Red squad to a 91-59 win in 5A Girls Sports All-State game. Rader scored a gamebest 28 points, while Jimenez had 10.

Skyview girls’ soccer team continued its dominating way on Mar. 21, beating Fort Lupton 10-0. The Wolverines scored six goals in the first half and four in the second. With the win, Skyview improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Colorado 7 League. The Wolverines have now outscored their opponents 40-0.

ASMUS, LOPEZ MAKES FIRST TEAM Standley Lake’s Marcus Asmus and Haley Lopez were chosen to the Jefferson County League firstteam all-conference team. Asmus, who is a junior, led the Gators with 19.1 points and 12 boards a game. He finished the regular season, scoring a career-best 39 points and 21 rebounds. Lopez, who is a senior, led the Standley Lake’s girls squad with 11.5 points and a team-high 19 threepointers.

GATORS STAY PERFECT Senior Alec Jarhman went 3 for 4 and had three RBIs to help the Gators beat Temple City (Calif.) 14-5 on Mar. 21. Junior Matt Fujinami scored four runs in the win and had two steals, while Dylan Sherry earned the win on the mound. Standley Lake improved to 4-0 overall.

Skyview’s senior Laura Malacarne participated in the Colorado Coaches of Class 4A Girls Sports All-State game March 24 at Arvada West High School. Photo by Christopher Kemm

MUSTANGS TOP SPARTANS Mountain Range girls’ tennis team improved to 2-2 on the season, after beating Greeley West 6-1 on Mar. 21.

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POLICE BRIEFS Second-degree burglary, theft: An officer took a burglary report March 15 from a 20-year-old Westminster woman. She said that her residence in the 8200 block of North Sheridan Boulevard was illegally entered and someone took her Xbox 360 and four games. No other items appeared to be missing. There is no suspect information. Identity theft: An 18-year-old man gave an identity theft report March 13. He said he is a college student in Trinidad and arrived home in Westminster to find mail from the Internal Revenue Service stating he owed $1,026 for his 2012 tax filing. He said he was not employed the entire year and was advised by the IRS to make a police report. Someone used his name, address and Social Security number. An officer told the man to place a fraud alert with Equifax credit reporting bureau. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: On March 12, a property manager of Broadstone at the Ranch Apartment complex at 2830 116th Place reported an illegal entry and vandalism to one of the units that was getting prepared for a new tenant. Someone entered the unit and spray painted all the walls with black paint. The blinds were ripped down from the secondary bedroom, and the bathroom tub had been stopped with water left running. A window was found open and was thought to be the entry point. The entire apartment will have to be primered and re-painted, according to the manager. Cost of repairs is estimated at $200. There is no suspect information.

Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched March 11 to the 11100 block of Alcott Street in reference to a burglary of a garage. A 37-year-old man said someone entered his garage and stole tools and snowboard equipment totaling $1,600 in value. He advised that his Jeep had been stolen a few weeks prior, but had since been located and returned to him. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched March 10 to a business at 7102 Raleigh St. in reference to an attempted burglary. A 58-year-old Lakewood man said someone tried to pry open the door to the business. It did not appear that entry was made. Damage to the door was estimated at $500. There is no suspect information. Theft: An officer was dispatched March 10 to Walmart at 9499 Sheridan Blvd. in reference to a theft. The loss-prevention officer said a 20-year-old Estes Park woman and a 22-year-old Loveland man entered the electronics department. The man selected a computer valued at $698 and placed it in the shopping cart. The woman then pushed the cart toward the front of the store, attempting to leave without paying for the computer. When the loss-prevention officer contacted her, the woman grabbed her child, who was sitting in the cart, and ran out of the store to a car. A Westminster officer contacted the couple in the 9100 block of Sheridan Boulevard. Both were issued summonses and later released.

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Party for Parks

The Jeffco Outdoors Foundation is hosting a “Party for Parks’ — a celebration of the anniversaries and accomplishments of Jefferson County Open Space, Denver Mountain Parks and Great Outdoors Colorado, and a fundraiser benefiting programs that connect children and families to nature. Jefferson County Open Space has been in existence for 40 years, Denver Mountain Parks for 100 years, and Great Outdoors Colorado for 20 years. Working together, the organizations have helped preserve more than 62,000 acres of public land in Jefferson County. The Party for Parks will be held at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre Visitor Center from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 5. The event will include food, drinks, entertainment and both live and silent auctions. Tickets for the Party for Parks are $50 and are available at www.jeffcooutdoors. org or by calling 303-271-5934.

Jefferson Symphony Spring Recital

The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) Spring Recital will be at 7 p.m. April 13 at Golden’s First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10. The recital is an opportunity to showcase the talents of JSO musicians as they perform in small ensembles. Each group or soloist from the JSO auditions with Mae-

stro William Morse and recital coordinator and JSO pianist Peggy Lyon for the chance to be included. In addition to performing the piece, the musicians offer the audience entertaining and informative background information about the composer and composition as an introduction to each piece. This is the second year the JSO has incorporated the recital series into its season of full symphonic concerts. The recitals give the public a chance to enjoy the talents of JSO musicians in a more intimate setting. In addition the recitals feature lesser known compositions in a program that offers a lot of variety. The 2013 JSO Spring Recital will feature the following pieces: Charles Auguste de Beriot: Scene de Ballet, for violin and piano Paul Dukas: Villanelle, for French horn and piano Gustav Holst: Terzetto for flute, oboe and viola Jules Massenet: Meditation, from “Thais” Dmitri Shostakovich: 1st movement from Sonata for cello and piano George Phillip Telemann: Concerto # 2, for four violas A performance by the Timberline Brass Quintet and the Alpine Brass Trio For more information, go to www.jeffsymphony.org, e-mail office@jeffsymphony. org or call 303-278-4237.

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Government Legals CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – PLANNING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that a public hearing will be held by the Planning Commission of Westminster on April 9, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Westminster City Hall, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado. The purpose of this hearing is to consider an Official Development Plan for the Orchard Town Center Filing No. 2, located at the northeast corner of Huron Street and 148th Avenue. The proposal is for 394 multi family apartment units on approximately 28 acres. Copies of all application materials and the proposed plans submitted by the applicant, as well as all informational material submitted by others, that will be considered by the Planning Commission at this hearing are available for inspection at the Westminster Planning Division. Questions or comments can be directed to the City Planner, Michele McLoughlin, at 303658-2098. Mac Cummins Planning Manager Published in the Westsider March 29, 2013 00037125 City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Summary of proceedings of the Westminster City Council meeting of Monday, March 18, 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 February 25, 2013, were approved as presented. Council recognized the entire Fleet Division staff for achieving the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Blue Seal Shop designation. Council approved the following: 2013 Concrete Replacement Project Contract; 2013 Citywide Street Sweeping Services Contract; Pressure Zone 12 Improvements Project Construction and Engineering Contracts; Little Dry Creek Interceptor and Crestview Sewer Relocation Project; Sanitary Sewer Replacement as Part of the US36 Express Lanes Project; RTD FasTracks/Jim Baker Reservoir Intergovernmental Agreement; 2013 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Provider Grant; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 10 to purchase replacement Fire Engine;

Council adopted Resolution No. 11 authorizing acquisition of property interests for 72nd Ave/Raleigh St Bridge replacement. Council passed the following Councillors’ Bills on first reading: A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH MSI, LLC. Purpose: to authorize EDA with MSI, LLC. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE BEDRIN ORGANIZATION FOR THE COLORADO CASUAL FURNITURE STORE. Purpose: to authorize EDA with the Bedrin Organization from the Colorado Casual Furniture Store. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THIS FUND. Purpose: to authorize a supplemental appropriation of grants received for the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park. The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. By Order of the Westminster City Council Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider March 29, 2013 00037114

CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3670 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 10 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Winter - Kaiser A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE GENERAL CAPITAL OUTLAY REPLACEMENT FUND AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THIS FUND THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The 2013 appropriation for the General Capital Outlay Replacement Fund, initially appropriated by Ordinance No. 3655 is hereby increased by $435,393. This appropriation is due to an increase in the master lease for the General Capital Outlay Replacement Fund. Section 2. The $435,393 increase in the General Capital Outlay Replacement Fund shall be allocated to City revenue and expense accounts as described in the City Council Agenda Item 10 A-C, dated February 25, 2013, (a copy of which may be obtained from the City Clerk) increasing City fund budgets as follows: General Capital Outlay Replacement Fund $435,393 Total $435,393 Section 3 – Severability. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be considered as severable. If any section, paragraph, clause, word, or any other part of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be deemed as severed from this ordinance. The invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause, or provision shall not affect the construction or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions, unless it is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that a contrary result is necessary in order for this Ordinance to have any meaning whatsoever. Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after the second reading. Section 5. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 25th day of February, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 18th day of March, 2013. Published in the Westsider March 29, 2013 00037117


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COMMUNITY COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp wants to hear from you. The next Community Coffee is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. Come and chat about issues important to you. Community coffee is planned the fourth Thursday of every month.

CAPTAINS MEETING Northglenn is hosting a Neighborhood Watch Block Captains meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Northglenn Senir Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The meeting will cover creating an effective Neighborhood Watch group, obtaining roll-offs for active groups, code enforcement and personal safety. The group will also be discussing the Neighborhood Watch Summer Kick Off on June 26 and National Night Out on Aug. 6. For more information, please contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@northglenn.org.

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from you. The next Community Coffee is from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Come and chat about issues important to you. Community coffee is planned the fourth Thursday of every month.

SOCK HOP Friends of Broomfield plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The event is the Friends annual sock hop. Slick back your hair and put your poodle skirts on because this is a night you won’t want to miss. The night will be filled with music, snacks, floats and plenty of games. Awards will be given to the best costumes so make sure and dress to impress. We have music that will make you jive and games that will keep you laughing. Sign up by Monday, March 25. The event is at Friends of Broomfield, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. Call 303-404-0123 or visit www. friendsofbroomfield.org for information on costs and to register. AQUARIUM SNORKELING As part of the Recreational

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FRIDAY/MARCH 29 AMAZING WOMEN Author and speaker Preethi Burkholder will doing a Powerpoint and narrative presentation at 12:45 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd. Learn about some of the most amazing women of our time including Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, Marie Curie and more. All these women were ordinary women who overcame all their obstacles and went on to do extraordinary things. The tone of the presentation is light, informative, entertaining and inspiring. Autographed copies of “17 Women Who Shook the World” available for purchase. EASTER BREAKFAST/HUNT Enjoy a hot breakfast before heading out to the backyard to see what the Easter Bunny left in this Festive Friday event at 9 a.m. Friday, March 29, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801. For people ages 55 and over. SATURDAY/MARCH 30 FIRST AID An At Home Along plus first aid workshop by Kidproof

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WILDLIFE ART Discover wild animals from Australia, 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. THURSDAY/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. Thursday, 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. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/APRIL 4-5 MUSICAL AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for the musical “Curtains” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4-5 at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Chorus dance call is in Denver on April 8, and New York City auditions are April 15-17. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

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“Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors.”

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Intercession Episcopal Church

303.457.2476

(Corner of 100th Avenue & Steele in Thornton) 303.451.8085 | www.IntercessionEpiscopal.org

11040 Colorado Blvd. Thornton, CO 80233

Celebrate Easter with us!

3101 East 100th Avenue

Everyone Welcome! NORTHGLENN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1605 W. 106th Ave. | Northglenn, CO 80234

303.452.5120 | www.numc.org


North Jeffco Westsider 032913