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North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 11, Issue 45

November 16, 2012 A Colorado Community Media Publication

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Doug Rippey and Anita Schunemann of the 40 Degrees North Appalachian string band perform at the Metzger Farm opening in Westminster Saturday. Photos by Andy Carpenean

Open space trails celebrated City opens Metzger Farm open space By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com Westminster and Broomfield residents braved the snow and cold on Saturday to check out the now open Metzger Farm open space area. Attendees enjoyed the celebration with hot cider and live music, while representatives from both cities spoke about the importance of the project. “Cities and counties by their nature are competitive, we depend upon sales tax property tax to live and to have this area become open space without any tax associated, is truly unique,” said Broomfield mayor Pat Quinn. “I doubt there are many projects like this across the county. This could be a Wal-Mart or another store, but it’s not, it’s open space.” In 2005, the city of Westminster and the city and county of Broomfield formed a foundation for the acquisition, financing, management and maintenance of Metzger Farm, which is nestled between both communities at 120th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. The foundation purchased the farm in 2006 using funds from three grants totaling more than $1.8 million from Adams County and a grant of $500,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado.

Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally, left, talks with visitors at Saturday at the Metzger farm opening. The farm was purchased in 1943 by John Metzger and was used for cattle grazing. The farmstead includes the family home and nine buildings, which are still intact and represent a model farm in

the mid-20th century. The two main ponds on the property were originally used for irrigation, stock watering and firefighting. Now after months of renovating, the area includes a parking lot, two miles of trails, a 70-foot steel bridge that connects to the Big Dry Creek Trail system, a picnic pavilion, fishing dock, wildlife viewing deck, fencing and signage. Quinn said stabilization construction will continue on the house and the buildings and the project will be completed in full by summer 2013. Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally is thrilled with the opening of the Metzger Farm to the public. She said it will benefit both communities and also preserves an important piece of local history. During the opening celebration, Bill Metzger and Karen Keithley, son and daughter of John Metzger, spoke about their time on the farm growing up. Both agreed their father would have been pleased and proud with the farm being used as open space for the community. “Over the years I would come and check on this place from time to time and it seemed like we were kind of stuck, but what was happening was the planning wheels were turning,” Keithley said. “And now it is truly a magnificent place. We are so proud and grateful for everyone in both cities. Everyone has been tremendous.”

Man suspected of threats against Obama Kusick also suspected of intent to harm students By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com A Westminster man is in federal custody after allegedly threatening to kill the president and children at Standley Lake High School. A criminal complaint was filed Nov. 9 in Jefferson County court by Melissa Blake, special agent with the U.S. Secret Service, against 20-year-old Mitchell Kusick. In the complaint, it states that Kusick knowingly and willfully made a threat to take the life of and inflict bodily harm upon the president of the United States. The complaint also states that Kusick stole a gun from his aunt and uncle’s house and planned to kill children on Halloween at

Standley Lake High School in hopes to draw police officers into a gun fight. Court documents also revealed that Kusick said he was obsessed with the Columbine shootings, Virginia Tech shooting and the Jessica Ridgeway abduction and had been having homicidal fantasies on a daily basis for five to six years. He told his therapist he had been trying to keep track of President Barack Obama’s visits to the Denver metro area because he wanted to attempt to assassinate him and he wanted to go down in history as the “guy who killed Obama.” According to the complaint, Kusick said that he had trained on how to shoot an assault rifle at a firing range in Grand Junction, where he was a student at Mesa State. He said that he previously owned a .22 caliber rifle and an assault rifle. Kusick admitted his plans to kill the president and shoot children on Hal-

Mitchell Kusick from Westminster was arrested after threatening to kill children on Halloween at Standley Lake High School. Photo by Facebook loween to police while in the hospital on mental hold. The paperwork says he is charged with “interference for threatening to shoot children in Jeffco Schools.”

On Nov. 9, the Jefferson County School District filed a restraining order against Kusick. The district followed with a statement on Nov. 12 in regards to Kusick: “Working with law enforcement, Jeffco Schools learned of a man who was allegedly threatening students at Standley Lake High School’s Trick or Treat Street event. Police acted quickly to take the man into custody before the event. At no time were children attending the event in any danger from the suspect because he was already in police custody. We appreciate the swift response from law enforcement and Jeffco district security which helped keep our students safe.”

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First time at polls is vote of confidence As Sianna Elmanouzi sat at the kitchen table in early October marking her pick for president on her mail-in ballot, her mind rewound to fifth grade, when her teacher conducted a class poll on who students would vote for if they could. And then she fast-forwarded. “Wow,” she thought. “I’m 18 years old and I’m voting. This is so cool.” Jake Price, 20, walked into a voting booth on the University of Colorado campus on Halloween to make his choice. The feeling that followed took him a bit by surprise. “To finally vote was very empowering,” he said. And regardless of who was voting for whom, “you could kind of feel this unity that we were all there expressing our American rights. That was pretty cool.” Unquestionably cool. The first time I voted, in 1980, I was 20, a junior in college and Ronald Reagan trounced Jimmy Carter in a historic landslide. Back then, voting booths had curtains to ensure privacy, and I remember the excitement, the goosebumpy-feeling that my vote gave me an influential seat at the country’s table. Since then, I’ve cast my ballot for president eight more times. Incredible, really, when you think about it, that we live in a country in which the four-year cycle of popular elections has continued uninterrupted and unchallenged since just after the 1788 ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The privilege is profound. And there’s nothing quite like exercising it for the first time. “You really feel the power that your vote has — your voice,“ said Chrissy Faessen of Rock the Vote, the national organization that spearheaded efforts to register voters between 18 and 29 years old. Sianna, who is studying political science at CU, and Jake, a finance major, agree. So do Kyle Tosch, 19, an environmental and civil engineering student at Colorado State University, Chace Griffin, 20, a business finance major at CSU, and Grace Shea, 19,

a history and secondary education major at CU. “It’s exciting to feel that you actually mattered,” Kyle said. Kyle and his peers are part of the muchtouted 46 million-strong youth vote that helped shaped this election’s outcome — 19 percent of all votes came from the 18- to 29-year-old sector, 1 percent more than in 2008. They favored Obama by 60 percent to 36 percent and swing states such as Florida, Ohio and Virginia were won by voters under the age of 30, Rock the Vote numbers show. Faessen wasn’t surprised. The organization’s 25-city national bus tour found energy and enthusiasm on college campuses, she said, and an understanding of what was at stake — students’ potential livelihood. A sense of urgency permeated the decision-making process. Sianna and Grace became involved in campaigns — Sianna with Romney’s, Grace with Obama’s. They manned phone lines, sent out mailings, canvassed neighborhoods. Along with Chace, Kyle and Jake, they watched the debates and conducted their own independent research, searching for information free from bias. “We wanted to make sure we were all educated and not just voting the way our parents voted,” Kyle said. The issues of paying for college education, health care, the economy and jobs weighed heavily. “It’s scary to think if one candidate leads us down the wrong road how impactful that will be,” Jake said. “Not only for me, but I

think about having children some day and what the economy is going to be then and what the overall cultural environment will be.” Grace has watched her mother, who dealt with health care issues when she was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, also struggle financially. “Depending on which direction you go,” she said, “life could be really different for some of us.” They all believe their votes, regardless of whom they supported, made a difference. “We are the ones who are going to be dealing with the consequences,” Grace said. “We need to have our voices heard.” “It’s a domino effect,” Chace said. “My single vote may not matter, but if I don’t vote, that may influence others to not vote and, in the grand scheme of things, a group not voting will definitely have an impact.” On election night, Kyle and Chace sat in their living room, doing homework and switching between the Nuggets game and election returns on TV. Grace nervously watched CNN in her sorority house. Jake dejectedly listened to a scratchy car radio broadcast returning from a church meeting. And, depending on where she was, Sianna followed results on TV, her laptop and her phone. Wearing a 2012 Romney T-shirt, she didn’t realize Obama had won until she walked into her dorm lobby, crowded with cheering students.

“I felt defeated,” she said. “With so many fiscal issues at stake, I thought Romney was the better candidate.” Grace and Kyle were elated. “I had a great sense of pride that our voices … were heard and made a difference in this election,” Grace said. Regardless of which candidate they supported, all five students say this first election experience inspired confidence in their nation and fueled a sense of patriotic pride and civic duty. “Feeling as though you have a voice in the say of your country is a rather rare commodity in this world,” Jake said. Research shows casting a ballot as a young voter makes one more likely to become a lifelong voter. As Faessen said: “It’s not just about voting every four years for the president of the United States. It’s really about your continued participation and influence on shaping your country’s democracy.” These young voices make it clear our democracy is in excellent hands. And that is unquestionably cool. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews.com or 303-5664110.

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Taking to the ballroom floor Mom competes in dancing fundraiser By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com Sarah Sears is taking her “silly bathroom dancing,” as she calls it, to the ballroom floor as she competes in the Dancing with the DLS Stars, a fundraiser for Denver Language School. The Westminster mom and parent of a student at DLS, has been training with AJ Morris, a dance teacher at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Westminster, learning a Waltz routine.

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‘I have always loved to dance, and this was such a fantastic opportunity to do something for the school.’ Sarah Sears The couple will go up against 11 other couples in a competition setting just like the popular television show, “Dancing with the Stars.” “I have always loved to dance and this was such a fantastic opportunity to do

Westminster resident Sarah Sears rehearses with her partner A.J. Morris at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Westminster. The dancers are competing in the Dancing with the DLS Stars fundraiser to raise money for the Denver Language School. Photo by Ashley Reimers

something for the school while doing something I love,” Sears said. “This is my perfect fundraiser.” Along with learning a dance, Sears and the other dancers have committed to raising $1,000 each for the school. The competition will be Nov. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver and each couple will be judged by a panel of local celebrities. “We have come up with a great way to help ensure the school’s success by raising money that will be directly felt in the classroom,” said Karen Prinz Klein, coordinator and the master behind the event. “The money we raised last year was used to hire a music teacher for the 2012-2013 academic school year.” As the competition date draws nears, Sears is feeling the pressure. But according to her partner Morris, she has nothing to worry about. “The hardest part for me is getting Sarah out of her shell,” he said. “But once she’s comfortable dancing in front of other people, it will all look great. She has great lines and a ballet background, which makes her perfect for the waltz.” The Denver Language School is a Denver Public Schools charter school for kindergarten through fourth grade, adding a grade a year up to 8th grade, that provides a full-immersion education in one of two languages, Spanish or Mandarin. For more information on the school or the fundraiser, visit www.applytodls.org.

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Departments investigating shooting incidents By Ashley Reimers

Around 2:45 a.m. on Nov. 7, a Westminster officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop, when he was shot at while exiting his patrol vehicle. The vehicle, a red-colored 2000 Cadillac, then left the scene. The bullet grazed the officer on the side and he was treated on

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com The Westminster Police Department is working with the Denver Police Department on two similar cases involving shots being fired at officers.

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scene. “The officer did return fire, and it is unknown if the vehicle or driver was hit,” said Westminster investigator Cheri Spottke. “Additionally, it is alarming that he showed no concern for innocent citizens that may be in or around the area when he shoots at officers.” Spottke said the Denver Police Department had a similar incident on Nov. 6 and the two departments

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An 83-year-old woman who went missing on Nov. 7 has been found. The south Jeffco woman, who suffers from short-term memory loss, had been driving to meet her husband in Denver but never arrived.

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are working together to identify the vehicle and the driver. The vehicle has a temporary tag in the rear window and the driver is described as a Native America man, clean shaven, thin face and his hair pulled into a pony tail. Anyone with information is asked to call the Westminster Police Department at 303 658 4360 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913STOP.

County Open Space became a reality

The citizen’s group PLAN Jeffco led the effort to create Jeffco Open Space, aimed at protecting open lands throughout unincorporated portions of the county. Early acquisitions included Matthews/Winters Park near Interstate 70 and the Hogback; Hiwan Homestead, Apex Park and Mount Falcon Park. To date, 52,000 acres, 28 Parks and 210 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders have been created and maintained through open space funding. The cities and recreation districts within the County benefit from the Open Space fund and program. A portion of the Open Space sales tax is distributed through a motor vehicle registration formula directly to the cities for parks and open space purposes. Cities compete with the Recreation Districts for supplementary grant funding for capital and land purchase projects.

County Comprehensive Master Plan

Jeffco will host a public meeting to discuss a draft version of the county Comprehensive Master Plan today from 4-7 p.m. in the Quad Room (Rooms 1552AB/1565AB) at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, in Golden. Staff will make two identical 15 minute presentations outlining the changes to the Plan, the first at 4 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m. Staff will be available to discuss the draft and answer questions. There will also be map displays available to review. Information, and a draft version of the plan are available at jeffco.us/ planning/.

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Foundation apologizes to Ridgeway family By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews. com Representatives from Colorado’s Missing Children Foundation have apologized to the Jessica Ridgeway family for the use of Jessica’s name after receiving a cease and desist letter from the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center. President of the Colorado’s Missing Children Foundation,

Kimberly Bowman, made the apology during a press conference on Nov. 9. “First and foremost, I would like to thank the Ridgeway family for all of their support and we apologize for the mistake,” she said. “It was never our intention to add to the grief of the Ridgeway family or the community.” According to the letter from Kelly Dixon, legal director for the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Cen-

ter, Bowman and Joshua Sikora, executive director of operations for the foundation, were using the name of Jessica Ridgeway as a fundraising tool for their organization on their website and Facebook page. The letter also states that the Ridgeway family repeatedly asked Bowman and Sikora to stop using Jessica’s name as a fundraising tool, but after failed attempts to address the issue, both Bowman

and Sikora did not respect the family’s wishes and continued to make money off of Jessica’s name. “On behalf of Jessica and her family, you are hereby to immediately cease and desist the posting of Jessica’s name or likeness on your website, Facebook pages, or in any advertisements for your organization or its fundraisers,” Dixon said in the letter. “Also immediately remove any and all references to Jessica from all of the

Youth panel helps out the community By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews. com When it comes to a community event in Westminster, more than likely the Yappers will be there. Not people who talk a lot but members of the Youth Advisory Panel, a group of teens dedicated to helping their community. The students call themselves the Yappers for short, and they have a long list of ideas and goals to reach not only their peers, but their fellow community members. The panel consists of 14 students from different high schools throughout the community. The purpose of the panel is to advise city council and city staff about matters that concern the youth in the community. “Our primary goal and first

‘I love that you are actually thrown into the world and are able to experience the world firsthand.’ Bobbi Strange objective is to advise the city council. But we also have a big hand in the community,” said Danny Yeager chairman of the panel and a senior at Westminster High School. “We are able to make a big impact in our community.” For all of the Yappers, community service is a priority. They participate in many community events like the Westminster Faire, Halloween Carnival and Holiday Craft Bazaar.

Bobbi Strange, vice chairman and a senior at The Academy, has been on the panel since she was a freshman. She said she enjoys making people happy and making a difference, while experiencing the real world. “I love that you are actually thrown into the world and are able to experience the world firsthand,” she said. “I have met so many new people and learned great communication skills that I will take with me in

the future.” Local high school students interested in joining the Youth Advisory Panel must fill out an application and drop it off at the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department located in the lower level of Westminster City Hall. For more information contact Cindy McDonald, the staff liaison, at 303-658-2219 or by e-mail at cmcdonald@ cityofwestminster.us.

WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Recycle old electronics

The city of Westminster will hold a free electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. Most items can be recycled for free. There will be a fee for the following: CRT monitors for $7, tube TVs 32 inches or smaller for $10 and tube TVs greater than 32 inches for $20 and certificate of hard drive destruction for $7. Reservations are no longer required. For further information please contact Rachel HarlowSchalk at 303-658-2159 or by e-mail at rharlow@

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Final lecture series discusses historic trains

The final lecture in the free Westminster 2012 Historic Lecture Series will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Westminster Grange Hall, 3935 W. 73rd Ave. Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. for $10. This series will discuss the C & S Railroad and the Interurban. The C & S Railroad, now part of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad system, operates trains from El Paso, Texas into Montana. The Interurban used

some of the same C & S right-of-way as part of the Kite Route that served Boulder. Both trains also stopped in Semper (92nd and Pierce) and used the rail station across the street from the Bowles House on 72nd Avenue. Come and learn more about these two important segments of Westminster history. For more information, call Bob Briggs at 303-9814141.

Holiday market returns

The South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG) annual Holiday Market returns to

the Historic Westminster Arts District. The Rodeo Market Community Arts Center, 3915 W. 73rd Ave., features a diverse collection of fine art, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery and other handcrafts that are sure to please friends and family. The Holiday Market opens on Saturday, Nov. 10, during the second Saturday Art Walk, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 23. The market is open from 12-4 p.m. on Thursdays, 3 - 6 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 12-to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

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above mentioned mediums. The mission of the Colorado’s Missing Children Foundation is to assist families and communities with missing children and abductions. During the press conference, Bowman said she hopes to continue working with the community and families to help bring missing children home. She also gave credit to the community for their assistance in locating missing children.

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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS

A year of yes for voters of the north The day after the election one enthusiastic voter exclaimed voters in the Jefferson and Adams counties regions said yes to everything. Well not everything. But voters in the two counties did say yes to legalizing recreational use of marijuana in Amendment 64 and yes to Amendment 65, which urges support for a federal amendment to back limiting campaign contributions and spending. Further, Jefferson County voters said yes to a property tax increase for Jeffco school district for ballot questions 3A and 3B. And in Adams County, voters said yes to increasing the number of commissioners from three to five beginning in 2014. Although we endorsed 3A and 3B we didn’t expect it to pass by such a strong margin nearing 60 percent for 3A. We noted

OUR VIEW in our endorsement that Jeffco Schools did its best to tighten its belt and plan ahead starting about five years ago, so we give them credit for its efforts and credit again for passing the ballot questions. Question 3A will bring $39 million per year to help the district keep down class sizes and other efforts and although 3B wasn’t the most handsome bond because it didn’t promise a new building or specific centerpiece improvement — it will update and renovate schools. So now we ask the district to do a good job in return of sharing with voters where

the funds will go through the next few years. As for Ballot Question 1A to add two commissioners, we thought Adams County, which is known to balk at tax increases — such as in the early Scientific and Cultural Facilities District tax proposal and some RTD measures — would say forget about it. Apparently the black eye that the Quality Paving incident left was enough for many people to say five heads are better than three. Here, too, we urge the benefactor — the county — to give the voters the most bang for the buck. After the board goes to five members, we want to hear about how the commissioners are increasing connectivity, ethical oversight and effort to the good of the county. The logic and potential revenue from

tax for Amendment 64 may have been enough for voters to back recreational use of marijuana. With the medical marijuana centers already anchored in Colorado, it just didn’t seem like a stretch to go this direction and not wait for other states to try it out first. We hope the costs, lawmaking and legal issues don’t make the state regret its decision. We appreciated Gov. John Hickenlooper’s comment that federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so “don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.” We are not about to celebrate anything about this yet. We appreciate that voters made tough choices on Election Day. We especially appreciated the yeses to Jeffco Schools. Sometimes when money is tight and the chips are down people nonetheless just dig deeper into their pockets.

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1) What was the name of the small community before it was incorporated as a municipality called “Westminster”? 2) How did the City of Westminster get its name? 3) What was the key issue in the 1960s that provoked the Mothers’ March on City Hall? 4) Who served as Westminster’s first city manager and later was elected to the Westminster City Council? 5) What year did Westminster voters adopt a home rule charter that included the council/manager form of local government? a) 1911 b) 1944 c) 1957 d) 1962 e) 1965 6) What year did voters approve the incorporation of the City of Westminster? 7) What was the name and location of Westminster’s first large retail development and who developed it? 8) What popular Denver chain restaurant was located at the northeast corner of 74th Avenue and Federal Boulevard? 9) Westminster relied on a volunteer fire department until what year when the first full-time firefighters were hired? 10) The city has always been the provider of parks and recreational programs? a) True b) False 11) What was the motivation behind the city’s 5,000-acre annexation to the north and east of the then city limits up to 120th Avenue and Huron Street? 12) How many of the Westminster mayors can you name since the adoption of the home rule City Charter? 13) Adams 50 School District’s Ranum Middle School located at 80th Avenue and Pecos Street is within Westminster city limits? a) True b) False 14) What city facility or complex was built in 1960-1961 at 76th Avenue and west of Federal Boulevard? 15) The city of owns all of the water stored in Stanley Lake. a) True or b) False 16) What was the first recreation/fitness facility to be built, owned and operated by the city? 17) What is the connection with the British theme of naming parks in Westminster? 18) When was the toll road known as the Denver-Boulder

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1) Harrisburg in the early 1900s. 2) Westminster University, which opened in 1907 and was going to be the Princeton of the West. 3) Poor quality of the drinking water. 4) Phil Roan 5) c) 1957 6) 1911 7) Westminster Plaza at 73rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard developed by Dunton Realty 8) Denver Drumstick — remember the elevated model train that went around the dining area? 9) 1974 10) b) false, initially the city depended on District 50 Parks and Recreation District (Hyland Hills Park & Recreation District). The City started its own parks, facilities and recreation programs in 1972 11) The Western Electric plant (today it is Avaya) which would employ 5,800 employees 12) Don Nelson, Malcolm “Jerry” O’Shea, Paul King, “Bud” Dodson, Don Hoch, Gilbert Bean, Vi June, Fred Allen, George Hovorka, Nancy Heil, Ed Moss, Nancy McNally 13) b) false, it is in unincorporated Adams County 14. The Municipal Complex — City Hall, Police Building and City Library 15) b) false, the water stored in the lake is owned by the Farmers Reservoir & Irrigation Company and the cities of Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster 16) Swim & Fitness Center at 76th Avenue and Irving Street in 1976 17) Informal Sister City recognition of Westminster, England 18) 1952; Highway U.S. 36

Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.


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Election: I told you so! h Last March in one of my columns, I predicted that President Barack Obama would be re-elected. I think I gave myself some wiggle room by also stating he may lose the popular vote but win the Electoral College vote – necessary to win the election. It’s been a long, hard tumultuous road to get Barack elected but I think it turned out just fine. Now I know many of you do not feel that way. You thought Mitt Romney was the better candidate. I feel for you. I know I would have been very disappointed if my candidate had lost. But let’s all remember that we are first and foremost citizens of our great country and give President Obama the respect he deserves.

Time to switch gears

Now it’s time to focus on the coming months, months of celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas and soon after a brand new year to deal with. It’s certainly been a year of ups and downs but let’s focus on the

light bulbs seems to be a big bother. Fortunately our children are all very good about helping, but they have their own home to care for. Getting old is a real pain and I sure can’t see any gold in the golden years. Meanwhile let’s think positive! As my 76-year-old baby sister says, “enjoy the good times, the bad times will find you.”

good times and minimize the downs.

Age is a factor

My sister and her husband are both 88 years old, and time is stealing away some precious time, and they need more assistance. They are giving up their lovely two-story home in Columbus, Ohio, and going into assisted living. I know my sister is heartsick over their decision, but it is necessary since all the four bedrooms are upstairs as is the full bath. There’s not much to say because I know how it would be if and when we, too, have to make that move. We also find ourselves hiring out more and more chores. Just changing

Worship & Pie Fest Join us for worship and fellowship at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm. There will be a community worship service followed by a pie fest. We hope to see you there!

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“The person who says, “that’s the way the ball bounces” is usually the one who dropped it.” Main Street Memories P.S. A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned.

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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.

Looking up and looking out at horizon A couple weeks ago I happened to be flying back to Colorado from a business meeting in Dallas. I have made this trip dozens of times over the past few years, but there was something very different about my flight home this time. As I departed from Dallas it was about 70 degrees, sunny and just a gorgeous Texas day outside, and the takeoff was the very best kind, uneventful. Climbing to 35,000 feet the city faded behind us and Colorado was somewhere ahead in the distance. Looking out the window from my seat in 11A it was a spectacular day for flying as the blue sky was only disrupted by the occasional passing airplanes on the horizon. However, this was the day of the first snowstorm to hit Denver this year, and the closer we got to DIA, the more the sky began to fill with clouds. It was still bright blue skies and sunny at 35,000 feet, but I could no longer see the landscape below as the blanket of puffy white clouds obscured my vision. The Colorado Rocky Mountains rose above the cloud line and it was amazing to see the mountaintops claim their majesty over the lowlying clouds. White-capped and radiant they stood as the sun bounced off of each peak contrasted against

an incredible blue sky and the crispness of the stark white clouds. Soon enough we began our descent through the clouds. All of us aboard the flight went from looking up and out at an unlimited beautiful horizon that filled our heads and hearts with hope and inspiration to a gray, cold, dark, and snow-filled sky. Our attention was drawn to the ground, the slick roads, and the challenges we may face to get home or to our final destination. Hope and inspiration were replaced by dread and caution. The skier in me loves the fact that it snowed and snowed early, and any kind of precipitation is always good for Colorado. However, I was reminded when we look up and out at our horizons we see blue skies and mountain peaks. When we hold our heads and eyes up, we see potential for a bright and prosperous future. And that

when we look down, chins tucked to our chests, hands in our pockets, shoulders slumped, seeing only a foot or so in front of us at any one time, there is no way that we can possibly see or envision our purpose and passion filled limitless potential. You may not have the chance to be at 35,000 feet very often, but living here in Colorado those peaks are visible almost each and every day from the ground as we have more than 300 days of sunshine every year. Looking up inspires us and looking out fills us with hope. For some it maybe just a little spark of hope, but it is hope nonetheless. And for others, it is huge hope, big dreams, and an enormous vision for a better tomorrow. Either way, or any place in between, is simply awesome. Are you looking up and out at a blue-sky horizon? I would love to hear all about what inspires you and keeps your head held high as you see, hope, and plan for the best that is awaiting you at gotonorton@gmail. com. This will be a better than good week, I can see it from 35,000 feet. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www. candogo.com

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Ellen K. Graham, the writer of “Crasher/Hostess,” works with the play’s director, Rick Yaconis, on staging a scene. “Crasher/Hostess” was the first production of the festival. Courtesy Photos

New talent On the Edge Four playwrights get chance to shine in theater’s season finale By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com The Edge Theater will sound its reputation of pushing boundaries with the works of four local playwrights in the final performance of the season. “On the Edge: A Festival of New Plays” began on Nov. 9 and will run through Dec. 2 at the theater, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., and features a new play every weekend. Tickets are $10 per show. “Crasher/Hostess” by Ellen K. Graham kicked off the festival and ran Nov. 9-11. “In our second season we really wanted to make a commitment to new works. We’re giving local playwrights an opportunity to get their work produced, which is hard to do,” said Rick Yaconis, executive and artistic director of The Edge. “For these shows, the stars are the writers, not the actors or directors.” The writers of the four plays were chosen from the theater’s On Your Feet workshop,

which gives playwrights a chance to refine their work with other writers. Yaconis said the theater received a lot of scripts when they put out the call about the festival, and honed the numbers down from the top 40 to the top 20 and finally, the top four.

“Room No. 12” by Haley Johnson — Nov. 16-18

Johnson has acted in two of the Edge’s previous productions, and while she said she tends to watch a lot of comedy, when it comes to her writing, she focuses on the dramatic. Her play focuses on a women and a girl who go through a horrific experience together and how their relationship changes based on what they’ve gone through. “It’s a story some people may love, some may hate, but you won’t be able to walk away indifferent,” she said. Johnson is an actor primarily, and said that most of her writing has been in more of a short story format, which is how “Room No. 12” started. She said she has enjoyed the process in taking it to a play format. “I wrote it with the lead as someone I could see playing the role of,” she said. “But it’s been really fun seeing other people breath life into it by doing things I’d never thought of before.”

“Gifted” by Carrie Printz — Nov. 23-25

Printz has always had an interest in multi-

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COST: $10 per show INFORMATION: 303-232-0363 or www.theeproject.com ethnic stories, especially since they have become more common in American society, and decided to tackle the subject in “Gifted.” “The play is about the family of a 15-yearold boy. His father is Indian and his mother is Caucasian, and he’s going through a bit of an identity crisis about his culture,” she said. “At the same time, he is very, very smart, and has an opportunity to go on a game show to show it.” Printz is a journalist for a medical publication, and became interesting in writing plays about four years ago, so she started taking classes. “I’ve never seen the whole play acted out before, and there’s really nothing quite like it,” she said. “I’m excited to see it come to life.”

“Straight Sitting” by Melanie Tem — Nov. 30Dec. 2

Laura Lounge (portraying Constance) and Brock Benson (portraying Tog) act out a scene from “Crasher/Hostess.”

Tem’s play is inspired by actual events that happened in Evergreen, when a child was killed during a “re-birthing” therapy session, and asks the audience to examine some serious questions. “It’s not the story of what happened in Evergreen, but it was inspired by it,” she said. “The therapists are trying to help, and it’s an extremely complex situation I want people to think about.” Tem is a social worker, but said she has always had a second career as a writer, and has had other stories published before. “I really enjoy the fluid and collaborative nature of plays,” she said. “The number of places where you can get a production like this are pretty small, so Rick and The Edge are taking a bit of a gamble.” Audiences who attend all four shows will have the chance to vote for which play deserves a full production in the 2013 season. There will also be a panel of seven judges, including Yaconis and his wife, a local theater critic and two representatives from the Colorado Theater Guild, deciding on which play wins the top prize.

There are plenty of stories about former Broncos who lived the high life only to crash and burn post their NFL career. But former wide receiver Rod Smith has avoided slipping into the “fortune, fame then falling flat on his face” cycle. His story is told as part of an Oct. 31 Forbes story headlined, “Not broke: How NFL players stay financially stable after the game ends.” To read the whole story, go to forbes.com and enter “NFL” in the search field. Smith recounts being 10 years old and watching an episode of “Where Are They Now?” on HBO. “There was a guy on the show who played in the NFL and then became homeless. When I saw that, I thought, `When I get into the NFL, there is no way I’m going broke,’” Smith told Forbes. Forbes also cited a 2009 Sports Illustrated report that said within two years of retiring, 78 percent of NFL players face financial stress. Smith hung onto his frugality throughout his 14-year NFL career in part because he joined the pros as an undrafted player in 1994. At his alma mater, Missouri Southern State University, he completed three degrees in business, economics and finance, and marketing and management, the story said. “I didn’t get drafted, so that helped me build financial stability,” Smith told Forbes. “I had a chance to be in the NFL, but not a chance to be in the NFL lifestyle, because I didn’t have the income for it.” On the Broncos practice squad making $60,000 a year, Smith didn’t attempt to keep up with the financial luxuries of other players in the locker room. Now in retirement, Smith has kept up a practice he started in the Broncos locker room under the leadership of former head coach Mike Shanahan of mentoring younger players about financial responsibility. “I appreciate Shanahan because he let me teach a financial class to the rookies,” Smith said in the story. “Nobody was teaching me these principles. I learned them from watching people.”

Il Mondo Vecchio bids arrivederci

Il Mondo Vecchio, the much-lauded Denver salumi producer, will shut its doors on Nov. 30 due to increased regulatory requirements and pressures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The production facility at 1174 S. Cherokee St. famously produced salami, pepperoni, bresaola and other cured meats along with fresh sausages for local restaurants and markets, as well as for eateries in out-of-state cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Houston. Mark DeNittis and business partner Gennaro DeSantis have owned and operated Il Mondo Vecchio under the local USDA watchdog for three years. When a representative from the national USDA went on an inspection, the salumeria was put under more fierce scrutiny. “Il Mondo Vecchio has had three solid years of uninterrupted business growth and has never had one instance of food safety violation, issue or complaint,” DeNittis said in a written statement. “In August, the USDA imposed additional requirements on Il Mondo Vecchio’s production methods. Parker continues on Page 18


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Celebrate the Holidays Create your holiday home with lights When it comes to decorating with lights for the holidays, there are unlimited ways to add twinkle to the inside as well as the outside of your home. Some people favor an elegant, restrained sprinkling of lights around a door, while others go for a more exuberant display of illumination on virtually every surface. The American Lighting Association (ALA) offers some holiday lighting tips and ideas: • Make your home’s entrance a priority. The front door is more than just the entryway into your home; it’s also a welcoming first impression for family and friends. Start by adding a few, easy-to-install landscape uplights to highlight trees and shrubs, or path lighting to illuminate a sidewalk or driveway. “Tree lighting uses the heights of trees to spread the light out in a soft and subtle way to bathe the area in light,” said Richard Lentz, owner of Dallasbased Lentz Landscape Lighting and its interiors division Lentz Services. Do-it-yourself tip: Go for low-voltage landscape lights, which are easy to install and consume less energy. • Add drama with colorchanging lights. Newer LED lights can add custom color scenes that comple-

ment a specific holiday decorating mood. You can produce the exact ambiance you like at any moment during your party or gathering this season. Colors can be changed at the push of a button without changing the fixture, making these products useful year round. • Use lighting to create a focal point. Lights can draw attention to virtually anything – a centerpiece, buffet, unusual decoration – which helps guests know where to focus their eyes. • Add portable spotlights as highlights. These small, inexpensive fixtures typically work with a tabletop dimmer and can create pretty silhouettes, particularly under a Christmas tree, shining up through the branches. • Illuminate corners. When decorating with lights for the holidays, make your space feel larger by placing spotlights in room corners to illuminate dark spaces. • Swap out lighting accents. Replacing a neutral lampshade with one that is red or gold will soften the light and create a pretty atmosphere when decorating with lights for the holidays. Replace a chandelier’s crystal teardrops with gold, silver or red glass balls, or add a few shade charms, available at

Sweet Fact

Candy canes are very popular holiday treats and are often used to decorate Christmas trees. That hooked shape certainly makes r them whimsical and able to hang on tree boughs. But candy canes weren’t always the curved and colorful treats they are today. In the 1700s, candy canes were nothing more than straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorate Christmas trees. A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral decided that having the ends bent to depict a shepherd’s crook

and passing them out during church services would help keep children quiet. It was not until roughly the 20th century that candy canes acquired their red stripes. Some surmise that the candy cane is shaped like a shepherd’s crook to represent Jesus Christ, who tended to his flock of supporters. Others say that it’s a “J” for Jesus. Regardless of their shape, hundreds of thousands of candy canes are now manufactured and shipped for the holiday season each year.

many craft stores, to add some sparkle and fun. “One of the great things about this time of year, when there are a lot of festive gatherings, is that it’s all right to break away from a few traditions and try some new things with lighting and decorating,” said Bruce Hathaway, national sales manager for the Vermont-based lighting manufacturer Hubbardton Forge. • Check your dimmers. “Dimmers are ideal for creating that perfect look, regardless of the season, because they allow for the general lighting to play a supporting role,” said Joe Rey-Barreau, education consultant for ALA and an associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Interior Design. • Update your powder room. “It’s often the smallest room, yet if you measure the worth of the powder room by the amount of traffic a room gets per square foot, the powder room could easily be the most valuable space in your house,” said Rick Wi-

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edemer, president of Hinkley Lighting. A few simple, extra touches, such as a portable lamp with a colored shade, will make a huge impact. • Try novelty lights. Consider themed novelty lights for a bit of fun when

decorating for any holiday. “Try string lights in shapes or LED crystal lights on a festive mantle,” said Edward Cook, president of National Specialty Lighting in Colorado. Visit your local ALA-

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EXPERIENCED FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED! Savio House is currently seeking experienced foster/group home parents to live on site at our premier group center located in Lakewood. Applicants must provide a loving, nurturing, home environment to children in the custody of the Department of Human Services. Qualifications include: HS diploma or above, at least 21 years of age, ability to pass motor vehicle/criminal and background check. Lucrative reimbursement for highly qualified candidates. For details contact Rebecca at 303-225-4108 or Tracy at 303-225-4152

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Part Time Spanish Teachers

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

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

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Laborers

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I.T. Support Technician IT Support Technician, City of Black Hawk. $49,010 – $66,308 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations, visit www.cityofblackhawk.org for application documents and more information about the City of Black Hawk. Requirements: AA degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information System, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field; minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in a data processing and client server environment, with installation/maintenance on computers and training of staff. Working experience with OS installs on workstations and servers, setup users on network and Exchange, TCP/IP networks DNS, Active Directory, adding extension to Avaya IP Office, ability to restore servers; valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record. Work scheduled is MonFri 8 am – 5 pm with rotating on-call duty to include evenings, weekends and holidays. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, completed City application with copies of certifications and driver’s license to: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are no longer accepting e-mailed applications. EOE.

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

quartered, halves and whole 719-775-8742

Garage Sales HUGE ESTATE/ MOVING SALE

Snowed Out Rescheduled November 16, 17 & 18, 8am 7222 W PORTLAND AVE. LITTLETON,CO 80128 Entire Household MUST GO.Living,Dining,FamilyBedroom furniture.Small appliances, Pots/pans,dishes. power/hand tools,sports equip.garden tools. NOTHING STAYS!!

Appliances used for 1 year $150 720-746-8214

Arts & Crafts Englewood High School Holiday Craft Fair and Englewood Unleashed Chili Cook-off

Saturday November 17th 2012 9am-3pm, Free admission Englewood High School 3800 SOUTH LOGAN STREET Englewood 80113 Something for everyone, make us part of your Holiday Season $20 microchip implanting DDFL Spay Neuter bus will be on site.

Saturday November 17th 8am4pm 20248 Willowbend Lane Parker, Bedroom sets, TV w/Surround Sound, Dining set, Grandfather Clock, 89' Buick, Southwest furniture & pictures, garage & patio, tools, videos, books, wheelchair and much more.

Antiques & Collectibles

Commercial, stainless steel US Range with double oven, 4 burners, and 36" griddle. Restaurant Range, natural gas. 4 burners 25" x 36" Griddle Double oven, each 21" x 26.5" with racks 36" high Back guard with shelf total dimensions 60" L x 31"W x 59.5"H Was working when bought from restaurant, we haven't used. We had intentions of remodeling our kitchen. Those plans have changed. These double ovens with the great griddle sell for around $2,000. We are asking $700 to move it quickly. 303-243-1425

Christmas Gift & Craft Fair November 17th 9am-4pm Over 20 crafters & food concessions

St. Stephens Lutheran Church

10828 Huron Dr., Northglenn

Sat. 9am-3pm & Sun. 9am-3pm 12095 W. 53rd Place, Arvada Furniture, DVD's and other items

Fri, Sat & Sun Nov. 16, 17 & 18 8am-4:30pm 4570 Quay St., Wheat Ridge Lots of homemade items & gifts

St Rose of Lima Craft Fair

Join us for great food and handmade crafts.

1345 W. Dakota Ave. Denver, Co 80219

St. John’s Annual Holiday Bazaar Sat. Nov. 10th 9a -4p

Come do your Holiday Shopping! All kinds of homemade crafts and other items. Facepainting 11040 Colorado Blvd Thornton, CO 80233 303-457-2476

Furniture

PETS

Cut/Split/Deliver

Maytag Dryer

MOVING SALE

Estate Sales

Arts & Crafts

Steel Buildings

Prices Reduced Wholesale/Factory offers On discounted deals Big & Small Source# 18X (800) 964 8335

Firearms Douglas County Commemorative Winchester Rifle. #4 of 10, 24K gold plated, engraved, $2,000. Serious inquires call 719-783-2234.

Rossi Ranch Hand

Large loop lever action pistol type caliber capacity 6+1 action 44 Magnum 12" round barrel. 303-421-8512

Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC

Excellent condition, earth tone $150.00 OBO 303-470-1829

999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicles are for sale: 01. 1997 White Chevy Tahoe VIN #101915 02. 1995 Green Saturn Sedan VIN #215101 03. 1964 Burg Plymouth Valant VIN #572674

Miscellaneous American Standard Jet Bathtub Hinged Shower Door 66x26 3/4 Traditional Ceiling Fan with light 2 Traditional & 2 Modern Chandler Reasonably priced, will accept fair offer

Moving - Newer Singer sewing

machine $30 CD Player, 2 speakers $50 (303)806-0232

Piano

Moving must sell KIMBALL console Piano and Bench, Maple, Great condition $450 (303)806-0232

Sporting goods Quality 8' Oak Pool Table

3 piece 1" slate, like new, and includes accessories worth $600 Asking $1200 for all. Call 303-4568181

Tickets/Travel

Cats Free To Good Home Calico house cat. 303-706-0282

Dogs Blue and Fawn XXL Pit Bulls for sale. Born on October 31st, 2012 UKC Registered. Taking deposits now with only 8 left. 1-719-2324439

English Setter puppy. Champion blood lines, orange & white female $500.00. Call Mike 303-807-2540 Other Pets

All Tickets Buy/Sell

RV’s and Campers 1991 Ford E350 Winnebago

motor home. Fully self contained also tow-able

1993 Olds Cutlas

with brake unit. 303-422-0254

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

We Buy Cars

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

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

Wanted to Buy BUYING COINS and COIN COLLECTIONS 1964 or earlier US coins. Paying 20 times the face value. Call weekdays 303-234-0875 or coinguy3@gmail.com

Firewood Bulk Firewood

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

Gold w/tan interior. Sun roof, Bose sound system. Great condition must see...100,000 miles. $17,500.00 OBO 303-907-3505

FULL SIZE SOFA

Musical Building Materials

2005 Infiniti FX 35.

$202.25 a cord for Pine, Fir & Aspen some areas may require a delivery charge. Scrap Metal hauling also available 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173

303-794-3600

Autos for Sale

Garage Storage needed ASAP

for 3 months until remodel complete. Call Phil (303)669-3845

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2 Holland Lop Bunnies (303)818-2825

Autos for Sale 1972 International Pickup with

topper, ¾ ton, 61K miles $4,000 1972 gold International pickup with topper, ¾ ton, 2WD, senior owned, great condition, 60,555 miles, $4,000. 719-687-7669

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Drywall

Electricians

Sanders Drywall Inc.

ELECTRICIAN

SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Carpentry

Cleaning

Concrete/Paving

Carpenter/Handyman:

Just Details Cleaning Service

FALL SPECIAL

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

Cleaning

When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: JustDetailsCleaningService.com Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

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All phases to include

Almost Free

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

Time to start taking care of all your concrete needs. FREE ESTIMATES! All Types of flat work No job too small or too big!

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

free reinforcement up to 500s.f.

A Custom Clean

All cleaning services customized. Residential/Commercial References Available Contact Jody @ 303-882-8572

Concrete/Paving

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

• DepenDable • • Thorough • • honesT •

12 years experience. Great References

Electricians

Senior Discounts

Affordable Electrician

Ali’s Cleaning Services

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

303.427.6505

G & E CONCRETE All Phases of Flat Work by

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

Concrete Mike

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

FBM Concrete

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

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

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

Construction Massa Construction 303-642-3548

Deck/Patio

o's #1 Colorad RESTORATION & REPAIRS

Free Estimates

303-261-6163 Drywall A PATCH TO MATCH

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

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

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

(720) 221-4662

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Residential jobs only

Ceiling fans, lighting, Outlets and more!

Call 303-429-0380

Radiant Lighting Service **

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

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

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

Low rates, Free estimates Scott, Owner 720-364-5270

D & D FENCING

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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Handyman

DISCOUNT FENCE CO

A HOME REPAIR & REMODELING HANDYMAN

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

•Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs

303-425-0066 303-431-0410

Garage Doors

FOR ALL YOUR GARAGE DOOR NEEDS!

Handyman

Hauling Service

TRASH HAULING

Jim Myers Home Repair FREE Estimates - Reliable, over 20 yrs. exp. Carpentry, Drywall, Deck Staining, Painting, Gutter Cleaning, Plumbing, Electrical & more 303-243-2061

H Bathroom H Basements H Kitchens Serving Douglas H Drywall County for 30 years BASEMENTS H | BATHROOMS Decks| KITCHENS

Oak Valley

Construction

Serving Douglas County for 30 Years

Call Ray Worley CALL 303-995-4810 Licensed & Insured

Licensed & Insured 303-688-5021 www.oakvalleyconstruction.com

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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

FREE ESTIMATES 7 DAYS A WEEK

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Heavy Hauling

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

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

Serving Douglas County for 30 Years

Call Ray Worley CALL 303-995-4810 Licensed & Insured

Licensed & Insured 303-688-5021 www.oakvalleyconstruction.com

Hauling Service

(303) 646-4499 www.mikesgaragedoors.com

Handyman

Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured

Ron Massa

David’s 25 Yea rs Exp . Fre e Est ima tes Ful ly Ins ure d

Service, Inc. REMODELING:

Kitchen, Bathroom & Basement. Interior & Exterior Painting. Deck Installation, Coating & Repairs. Window & Tile Installation. Plumbing. Home Repairs.

CALL 720. 351.1520

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

HOME REPAIRS

"$$$ Reasonable Rates On:

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

"AFFORDABLE HAULING"

INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows

You Call - I Haul Basemen,t Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves

OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling

Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

Call Rick 720-285-0186

Locally and family owned. We are full service design, installation and maintenance company.

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FALL CLEAN UP - WINTERIZE SPRINKLER - SPRINKLER DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS - AERATION/POWER RAKE - LAWN CARE - TREE AND SHRUB CARE - WEED CONTROL

RON’S LANDSCAPING

BILL’S QUALITY

PAINTING

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

Specializing in re-paints & new construction

Spring Clean Up, Raking, Weeding, Flower Bed Maintenance, Schrub Retrimming Soil Prep - Sod Work Trees & Schrub Replacement also Small Tree & Bush Removal Bark, Rock Walss & Flagstone Work

ALSO

FREE Estimates

power washing decks & fences.

Call or email Ron 303-758-5473 vandergang@comcast.net

Oak Valley

• 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

MOUNTAIN HIGH LANDSCAPE, IRRIGATION, AND LAWNCARE

Painting

Family owned business with over 35 yrs. exp.

A Quality Handyman 720-422-2532 H Bathroom H Basements Construction H Kitchens Serving Douglas H Drywall County for 30 years BASEMENTS H | BATHROOMS Decks| KITCHENS

Landscaping/Nurseries

Professional Junk Removal

Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 303-319-6783 www.RubbishWorks.com/Denver

Trash & Junk Removal

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

Heating/ Air Conditioning FURNACE & AC

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

Great Pricing On

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

Grafner Heating & Cooling LLC

S & H HEATING & COOLING

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

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

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After two months of sharing information and collaboration back and forth between Il Mondo Vecchio and the USDA as well as various attempts to modify the production methods, Il Mondo Vecchio has determined that the impact of the regulatory requirements on dry cured sausage products was detrimental to the quality of the product and therefore, (we) are forced to close the doors.” DeNittis said that his company and the USDA came to an impasse. “(We) could either change (our) methods to a process that has been validated by the USDA such as fermenting (cooking the product) or adding nitrites, nitrates, acids or copious amounts of salt, all resulting in what IMV believes to be an inferior product or stop production.” They chose the latter. The public is still invited to attend the weekly Friday afternoon Loading Dock Friday product sales until the end of this month. All proceeds benefit the Denver Scholarship Foundation and its mission to inspire and empower Denver Public Schools students to achieve their quest for college. For tickets, contact Abigail White-

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Rev up for Restaurant Week(s)

The ninth annual Denver Restaurant Week(s) will be held from Feb. 23 to March 8. DRW restaurant participants will once again offer diners a multicourse

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THURSDAY/NOV. 15

SILENT AUCTION Oberon PTSA will have its spaghetti dinner and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Oberon Middle School, 7300 Quail St., Arvada. Call 303-982-2020. THEATER AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for “Blithe Spirit” by appointment only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 15, at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Call 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years and older to audition. The show runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 17.

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY/NOV. 15-18 YOUTH THEATER Northglenn Youth Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17; at 2 p.m. Nov. 18; and at 10 a.m. Nov. 14-15, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 for information.

THURSDAY TO MONDAY/NOV. 15- 19

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION Faith Mountain Church in Lakewood will be bustling with activity as shoeboxes packed full of goodies for needy kids overseas are dropped off by local individuals and families as part of Operation Christmas Child. This is Faith Mountain Church’s first year as a collection site for the worldwide project. Winnie Barnes is the collection site coordinator and can be reached at 303-980-1683. Additional local collection sites in Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden and Evergreen can be found at www.samaritanspurse.org. THURSDAY TO TUESDAY/NOV. 15- 20 FOOD DRIVE Revolution Chiropractic will have a food drive for the Arvada Food Bank. New patients who make a donation of $10 can receive their initial appointment for free. Call Revolution

Chiropractic at 303-284-9875 or email to revolutionchiros@gmail.com. The special will be honored through Nov. 20.

FRIDAY/NOV. 16 WINE TASTING Tickets are available for the sixth annual Wines for the Holidays wine tasting from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. The event will help support the Arvada Community Food Bank. Reservations must be made in advance through the Arvada Festivals Commission at https://winetasting.webconnex.com/ winetasting. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/NOV. 16-17 COMEDIC MUSICAL Backstory Youth Theatre in Broomfield presents “Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch,” a comedic musical in two acts, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Broomfield

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FRIDAY/NOV. 16 TO DEC. 27 HOLIDAY SHOW The Broomfield Art Guild’s holiday show, “Inside/ Outside,” runs from Nov. 16 to Dec. 27 at the Broomfield Auditorium Lobby, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield. All artwork will be for sale and can be viewed from 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. A reception is planned from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Holiday gift items such as cards and jewelry will also be for sale and the artwork will be judged, with prizes being presented at the reception, which is open to the public. For information, see broomfieldartguild.org. Your week continues on Page 18

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YOUR WEEK & MORE Your week continued from Page 17

SATURDAY/NOV. 17 LECTURE SERIES Learn about the C&S Railroad and the Interurban during the 2012 historic lecture series from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Westminster Grange Hall, 3935 W. 73rd Ave. Lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. for $10. Call Bob Briggs at 303-981-4141. COMMUNITY EVENT The Adams County Sheriff ’s Office, Rocky’s Autos and other area businesses present Operation Free Bird 9 from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 64th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. Free turkey certificates will be given to those less fortunate. The sheriff ’s office will display its SWAT team, K-9 unit, crime prevention unit and victim’s advocates. Children can have their fingerprints taken. Adams County Social Services, Animal Control and elected officials will hand out food, samples, literature, information, clothing, toys and more. Attendees also can get free flu shots,

dental exams, vision checks and haircuts. Scholarships will be awarded by the Pima Medical Institute and Front Range Community College.

ANIMAL RIGHTS Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue President Doug Torza leads a seminar on Animal Rights, Animal Welfare and Animal Advocacy Through the Ages from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. Includes a vegan lunch with gluten-free options. Discussion will continue during lunch. Fee is discounted if paid by Friday, Nov. 16. For information, email mishamayfoundation@gmail. com or call 303-239-0382, or use the Paypal button at www.mishamayfoundation.org to register and pay for this class. SATURDAY/NOV. 17 and Dec. 8 ALZHEIMER’S WORKSHOP Home Instead Senior Care is offering a free educational workshop for those

caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The workshop will cover how to manage behaviors, learn engagement skills and how to care for yourself while caring for a loved one.Two workshops are planned: from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at Home Instead Senior Care, 6191 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. RSVP at 303-463-1900.

SUNDAY/NOV. 18 STRANGER AWARENESS An Arvada Police Department volunteer will host a stranger awareness class from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Stanley Lake Library. The class is geared for children in kindergarten to third grade, but all ages are welcome. Attendance is on a first-come basis. Check the Arvada Police Department website for additional classes to be scheduled and safety tips at arvadapd.org. Questions can be directed to childsafety@q.com. Your week continues on Page 23


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OUT OF BOUNDS

BY THE NUMBERS Number of points the Pomona football team has o u t s c o re d its past four opponents since losing to Ralston Valley on Oct. 12. The Panthers have lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 153 points while holding their foes to 52.

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Number of points the Ralston V a l l e y football team has allowed this postseason. The Mustangs beat Castle View 45-0 in the first round, and then pounded Fort Collins 42-0 last week.

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The Pomona defense strips the football away and the Panthers eventually recovered the fumble against Columbine in the snow Saturday at the NAAC. Photos by Andy Carpenean

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Yards of offense the Mustangs picked up in the win over Fort Collins.

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Opportunistic Panthers oust Columbine from playoffs By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com ARVADA - A wise man once said: “To be the best you have to beat the best. WOOOOH!” That wise man is wrestling icon Ric Flair, but nonetheless the words speak true. And part of Pomona’s journey towards winning a 5A state football championship was going through reigning state champion and 10th-seeded Columbine 42-22 Saturday at North Area Athletic Complex. No. 7 Pomona (9-2, 4-1) turned three Columbine (7-4, 3-2) turnovers into 22

Pomona’s Deshon Mayes (11) is congratulated by teammate Hunter Hogoboom after scoring a touchdown against Columbine.

GAME OF THE WEEK A Pomona football coach celebrates with wide receiver Hunter Hogoboom after scoring a touchdown against Columbine Saturday at the NAAC. points and their defense held the Rebels’ star running back Bernard McDondle to under 100 yards. Offensively the Panthers were hitting on all cylinders as senior quarterback Alec Feland threw three touchdowns and junior running back Konner Burns added three more. “You have to beat the state champs in order to be the state champs,” Pomona coach Jay Madden said, paraphrasing the Nature Boy. “We kept them off balance, our defense played great and we are happy to move on and face a team we know pretty well.” Pomona will now face league rival and 5A No. 2 seed Ralston Valley Friday at 7 p.m. at NAAC. “They are a good team but we feel like we are the only ones who can beat ourselves,” Pomona junior Chris Marquez said. “If we don’t turn the ball over and if we come out and play our game no one can beat us.” Feland hooked up with senior receiver Mitch Colin for a 42-yard touchdown early in the first quarter for the game’s first score. Columbine would answer, going 55 yards in 14 plays to tie the game 7-7, but it

would get ugly from there. Pomona would force two second quarter fumbles which they turned into two touchdowns, taking a 29-7 lead into halftime. Burns would add a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, finishing his day with 79 yards on nine carries. “We do it as a team and that is the only way we know how to do it. We all feed off each other, the offense feeds off the defense and when the defense steps up we go out on offense and try to reward them,” Burns said. Pomona will now turn their focus to their quarterfinal meeting against Ralston Valley (10-1, 5-0). The Panthers fell to the Mustangs 3022 on Oct. 12. Feland threw four interceptions that day but Pomona still had on opportunity to win the game late. “We beat the defending state champions last year in the playoffs but got beat the following week so we learned a lot from that,” Madden said. “If we can take care of the ball we can beat anybody but if we are turning the ball over and giving it away anybody is capable of beating us.”

‘You have to beat the state champs in order to be the state champs.’ Coach Jay Madden

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No. 7 Pomona (9-2, 4-1) at No. 2 Ralston Valley (10-1, 5-0), Friday at 7 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex It’s an all-Jeffco 5A quarterfinal as Pomona looks to gain a measure of revenge against crosstown rival Ralston Valley. It won’t be easy as the Mustangs, who beat the Panthers 30-22 on Oct. 12, have arguably been the hottest team in the state since falling to topseeded ThunderRidge in the third game of the year. Get to the NAAC early – this should be a great one.


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Holy Family ousted from state tourney Tigers fall to Manitou Springs and Valley By Jonathan Maness

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Blayke Hranicka tips the ball during Holy Family’s match with Valley on Saturday during the Class 3A state volleyball tournament. Photo by Jonathan Maness

DENVER - It was a tough state tournament for the Holy Family volleyball team. Not only did the Tigers drop their first match to 12th-seeded Manitou Springs, but they had to play most of Saturday’s match against top-seeded Valley without junior Claudia Pena and sophomore Blayke Hranicka. Both players were injured during the first set against Valley, Pena rolled her ankle and Hranicka injured her knee. With those two down, Holy Family couldn’t stay with the undefeated Vikings, who went on to win their second state title in three years. The Tigers lost 25-13, 25-14, 25-15. Holy Family (16-11) got it close in the third game when Torri Mosko’s kill brought the Tigers within one point. However, that was as close as the Tigers got as Valley’s Brynn Eckhardt and Layne Pachl dominated the net to close out Holy Family. “The girls came out and played hard,” Holy Family coach Bryan Winther said. “They could have given up, but didn’t.”

‘The girls came out and played hard. They could have given up, but didn’t.’ Coach Bryan Winther

On Friday, Manitou Springs proved to be more than what the Tigers bargained for. The Mustangs held off Holy Family in five sets, winning 25-20, 19-25, 24-26, 2520, 18-16. Hranicka led the Tigers with 18 kills against Manitou Springs (20-8), while senior Sarah Weerstra had six kills to lead the squad against the Vikings. Weerstra led the team in assists during both matches, 34 on Friday and adding 22 against Valley. Holy Family will have seven underclassmen returning next year, including Hranicka who led the Tigers with 312 kills and Pena, who had 204 kills. Valley won the state title after beating St. Mary’s in five games in the championship match.

Arapahoe tops Horizon in second round Hawks rally comes up short in fourth quarter By Jonathan Maness

jmaness@ourcoloradonews.com THORNTON - The Horizon football season once again ended with a bitter taste in the team’s mouth. The Hawks had ample chances to win their second-round Class 5A state playoff game with fifth-seeded Arapahoe on Friday, but once again shot themselves in the foot at inopportune moments. No. 21 Horizon turned the ball over four times and had two scoring plays called back due to penalties, before falling to the Warriors 17-14 at Five Star Stadium. The Hawks had a touchdown pass from Stackhouse to Jordan Iacovetta called back in the second quarter and then in the fourth quarter, a 78-yard touchdown pass from Stackhouse to Dustin Rivas was negated due to a penalty, which would have given Horizon the lead with less than five minutes left in the contest. “Missed opportunities, two years in a row,” Horizon coach Frank Ybarra said. The Hawks lost in similar fashion to Lakewood during last year’s state playoffs, when they turned the ball over four times. Both squads scored on their opening drives. Arapahoe got on board with a field

Horzion players, from left Dominick Castiglione (5), Austin Gonzales (24), Donovan Lewis (35), Dante Chand (22), Amman Hymas (77) and Chad David (25) show their disappoinment after losing to Arapahoe in the second round of Class 5A playoffs on Friday night. Photos by Pam Wagner goal by J.D. Hall, but Horizon answered after Dante Chand’s 56-yard run on the opening drive set up a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Stackhouse. After that the Hawks struggled against

Horizon’s Josh Skinner (94) and senior Easton Robbins (99) share an emotional hug at the conclusion of the loss to Arapahoe in the Class 5A playoff game on Friday night.

the Warriors’ unpredictable defense, forcing Horizon to twice go three-andout and stalling a drive with an interception in the second quarter. “You don’t know where they are coming from,” Ybarra said. “They bring eight, nine guys, and from every angle and every gap.” Arapahoe capitalized on Horizon’s struggles and turned to Jose Cancanon to lead the way. Cancanon fought his way into the end zone from 23 yards out to give the Warriors a 10-7 lead with over three minutes left in the half. Two minutes later the junior running back scored again pounding his way into the end zone from two yards. Cancanon had 115 yards on 12 carries at the half to help the Warriors lead 17-7; he finished the game with 136 yards. The Hawks did stage a rally in the fourth quarter, Stackhouse hooked up with Greg Gonzales for a 43-yard touchdown to cut the Warriors lead to three. However, Horizon turned the ball over on downs the next two possessions and Stackhouse’s pass was intercepted on the final drive. “Our D has been pretty good all year. It’s been our safety blanket,” Arapahoe

coach Mike Campbell said. “A win is a win when you are in the playoffs and I am very proud of our guys.” Dante Chand had 121 yards rushing and finished the season with 813 yards to lead the Hawks. Stackhouse threw for 116 yards, a touchdown and two picks. He had 1,672 yards and 22 touchdowns for the season, while Rivas had 806 yards receiving and 10 touchdown catches to lead Horizon. Defensively, Gunnar Campbell had two sacks in the contest and finished the season with 11. Horizon will graduate 16 seniors, including Stackhouse, Rivas, Dante Chand and captains Easton Robbins, Chad David and Steven Sumey. “I’m losing some special players,” Ybarra said. “Great kids, I’m going to miss them and it stinks for them.” The Hawks finished the season 7-4 overall, with three of their losses being by less than seven points. Up next for Arapahoe (10-1) is No. 4 Valor Christian Eagles, who have plowed their way through the first two rounds. They beat Legacy 52-6 in the first round and then topped Regis Jesuit 44-3 last week.


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State football playoff capsules By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com 5A state playoff quarterfinals: No. 7 Pomona (9-2, 4-1) at No. 2 Ralston Valley (10-1, 5-0), Friday at 7 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex * Game plan: This game is truly a clash of the titans and a rematch of one of the best 5A games played all season. Ralston Valley - winner of the 5A North Metro league - beat league runner up Pomona 30-22 on their Oct. 12 meeting. Pomona played good enough to win that day but their quarterback senior Alec Feland threw four interceptions. Ralston Valley senior Spencer Svejcar intercepted two of Feland’s passes that day and added 109 receiving yards. Pomona junior running back Chris Marquez ran for 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss. However, this time around could be a different story. Pomona is coming off beating reigning state champion Columbine 4222 and has won four straight games since their loss to Ralston Valley outscoring their opponents 153-52. But many also believe Ralston Valley is the best team in the state. They average 39.5 points per game and their one loss was a 29-25 road defeat to No. 1 ranked ThunderRidge. Moreover, Ralston Valley’s defense has not allowed a single point on the scoreboard this postseason, outscoring their two opponents 87-0. * Extra point: Ralston Valley is the slight favorite going into this game and rightfully so. Their body of work this season is as impressive as any team in the state. However, Pomona has something extra and seems to be made of something special this season. The Panthers have grit, heart, swagger and have shown they are never out of a game even on days when they are not at their best. If Pomona doesn’t turn the ball

Sports Roundup: Holy Family falls to Pueblo East Sommers finishes with 464 total yards By Jonathan Maness

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PUEBLO - For the second consecutive season the Holy Family football team lost in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Tigers couldn’t stay with No. 5 Pueblo East and its high-powered offense, falling 49-28 at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo. The Eagles’ star running back Derion Ibarra torched Holy Family’s defense for 308 yards and three touchdowns. He broke loose to score the first touchdown of the game, a 19-yard scamper in the opening quarter. Holy Family (8-3) answered when David a Sommers connected with Matt Erb on a 25m yard touchdown pass. The Eagles responded by scoring the next 21 points, Sommers g did add a touchdown before the half to cut o Pueblo East’s lead to 28-14 at halftime.

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Sommers and Erb cut the lead to 15 after connecting on a 78-yard touchdown pass on the opening possession of the second half, but the Eagles offense couldn’t be contained. Ibarra and Marco Perez each found paydirt in the second half to seal the win. Erb finished the game with 159 receiving yards on seven catches and two scores, while Sommers rushed for 154 yards and threw for 309; he also tossed two touchdown passes and rushed for two more. Up next, Pueblo East (9-2) will travel to the Western Slope to face the Delta Panthers in the second round. ALL-STATE HONORS: Community Christian’s Sophia Proano was chosen to participate in the Class 1A Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports All-State volleyball game, which will be played at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Arvada High School. Proano finished the season with 413 kills, which was third best in the state. She also was chosen the 5280 player of the year. Proano and Community Christian finished the season with a 15-9 record.

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Gators show bite in loss to South

‘We felt we were going to win if we could take away their big plays. We really felt we could make a run for the whole thing.’’

Standley Lake almost pulls off upset in first round By Craig Harper

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fellow sophomore Jacob Naranjo into a 30-yard gain to the South 11-yard line. That set up Jordan Downing’s 4-yard touchdown. The Gators’ defense forced a three-and-out, and Durant made South pay with a 43-yard punt return to the Rebel 5. Then, on third-and-13, Durant drew a pass interference penalty on South’s Shun Johnson for a first down at the 9. Mario Spears scored on the ensuing play, and with Tanner Flack’s extra-point kick, Standley Lake took the one-point lead into the fourth quarter. “I’ve got to credit our offense, but mostly our defense,’’ Durant said. “We were making stops.’’ “I thought we could beat them the whole time,’’ Morse

said. “I mean, they’re amazing. They’re huge, their speed is phenomenal. But defensively, I thought we played much better the second half. And offensively, I thought we moved the ball the whole game; they never really shut us down.’’ But South answered the Gators’ go-ahead score with a 60-yard, 10-play touchdown drive, which, ironically, lacked a blockbuster play but did include a fourth-and-3 quarterback keeper for seven yards by Malik Tollerson for a first down at the 26, followed by a 15-yard pass (the longest play of the drive) to Lindsay on a rollout. Williams scored from two yards out, but a two-point conversion pass failed (South missed a PAT on its second touchdown), leaving the door open for Standley Lake to win with a touchdown. But the Gators, who had drives of 64, 61 (ending with an interception from the South 14 near the end of the first half ) and 62 yards, made just one first down on their final two possessions. South outrushed Standley Lake 382-161 yards, but the Gators held South to 65 yards passing, including three catches for 13 yards for Kerrian Chambers and Orlando Mosley, two potent receiving targets. Spears leading the way for the Gators’ rushing attack with 53 and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Durant caught three of Naranjo’s six completions (22 attempts, two interceptions) for 76 yards. Returning to the playoffs was a major preseason goal for Standley Lake, but that won’t suffice for 2013. “It was a big goal, but as it went on it became we needed to move in the playoffs,’’ Morse said. “We sincerely hope that next year we should be able to make a run at it.’’ “We believe we can do better than this,’’ Durant added. “Just getting to the playoffs shouldn’t be a big deal, it should be expected of us. This game should give us a big motivation to do better next year and hopefully get that first-ever playoff win in Standley Lake history.’’ Safety: .25"

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DENVER - Though the odds seemed stacked against it, 14th-seeded Standley Lake oozed with confidence that it would break ground and secure the football program’s first playoff win in last Friday night’s Class 4A opener against No. 3 Denver South. “They predicted South to beat us by a lot and kill us - MaxPreps saying it was going to be 31-10,’’ said Gators sophomore Conner Durant. “But that was our biggest motivation. That made the whole team mad.’’ Why, the Gators even dreamed of greater aspirations. “We felt we were going to win if we could take away their big plays,’’ coach Don Morse said. “We felt our side of the bracket set up nice, and we really felt we could make a run for the whole thing.’’ But the celebration will have to wait - though maybe not long as the Gators currently are set to return nine offensive starters and six on defense for 2013 - as South rallied for a fourth-quarter touchdown to pull out a 26-21 victory at All City Stadium. Standley Lake’s second playoff season (a 2009 firstround loss to Monrose) ended with a 7-4 record that also included losses to 4A powers Broomfield and Monarch, and 5A Smoky Hill. They say speed kills, and for the most part it did for the Rebels (10-1 and six straight wins since a loss to Broomfield), who advanced to play No. 6 Wheat Ridge in the quarterfinals. Pete Williams, who replaced injured University of Colorado commitment Phillip Lindsay early in the season, rushed 22 times for 219 yards and three touchdowns and Zachary Lindsay added 108 yards and a score on just six carries. South had seven plays from scrimmage of 20 yards or longer and nine from 1019 yards, compared to Standley Lake’s two and four. But most of South’s big plays came as it built a 20-7 lead with 5:55 left in the third quarter. Halftime defensive adjustments - stacking the box with a 5-3 look - and some big plays by Durant keyed a Gators’ comeback for a 21-20 lead with after the third quarter. Shortly after Williams’ second touchdown run, a 27-yarder that immediately followed a 29-yard run by Lindsay (he had a 62-yarder on his first carry of the game) for the 20-7 lead, Durant turned a short pass from


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BLOOD DRIVE Immaculate Heart of Mary Community Blood Drive is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. THEATER SHOW The Littleton Catholic home-school satellite class of Colorado ACTS performs “Anne of Avonlea,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Tickets available at the door; cost is $3, with a family maximum of $15. MONDAY/NOV. 19 MAYOR COFFEE Coffee with the Mayor, at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 19, at Atlanta Bread in the Northglenn Marketplace, is a chance to talk with the mayor about t issues in the community and learn about new developments in the city. A representative with Adams County is scheduled to talk about the FirstCall Emergency Notification System. Call 303-450-8930 for information.

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SPAIN JOIN Active Minds from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, as we explore the roots and legacy of the t Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today. Program will take o place at Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster. RSVP at 303-403-2205. h

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COMING SOON/NOV. 24 MOVIE SHOWING The epic movie “Gandhi” will be shown Saturday, Nov. 24, at Arvada Mennonite Church Spirit of Joy Church of the Brethren, 5927 Miller St., Arvada. The movie will start at 4:30 p.m., and a break for Indian food will be at 6 p.m. The second half of the movie starts at 7 p.m. Movie is food, but a donation is being requested to cover the cost of the food. RSVP at 303-4218466. Come for all or part of the evening. SHOPPING EVENT Historic Olde Town Arvada presents Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. Several Olde Town shops will have special offers, and gift/trunk shows will be scattered throughout Olde Town shops. Visit www. historicarvada.org for a list of participating stores.

Choice Enrollment Night is from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Arvada West Auditorium. Meet the teachers, counselors and administrators, hear an overview of the programs, classes, activities and athletics; tour the building; and have questions answered. Choice enrollment night is for students who live outside the Arvada West attendance boundaries. Choice enrollment applications are available at http://www.jeffcopublicschools. org/enrollment or call 303-982-1303.

COMING SOON/NOV. 29-30 MUSICAL AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for the musical “Man of La Mancha” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Call the Arvada Center, 720-898-7200 to schedule a time.

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BLOOD DRIVE Church Ranch Office Park Community Blood Drive is from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, inside Bonfils’ bus at 7237 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.

HOMEWORK HELP Free drop-in homework center is open 3-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays at the Westminster Public Library, 7392 Irving St., Westminster. Call 303-658-2306 or visit www.westminsterlibrary.org.

COMING SOON/NOV. 27 TO DEC. 23 THEATER SHOW “Miracle on 34th Street,” with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, will show Nov. 27-Dec. 23 in the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. Visit www. arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200. COMING SOON/NOV. 29

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DRIVER SAFETY. AARP is offering a free drivers safety classroom course from Nov. 1-30 to veterans. The class is open to all veterans regardless of age who serve or have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard/Reserves or Coast Guard. Their spouses, widows/widowers and children may also take the free class. The AARP driver safety course is the nation’s first and largest course for drivers ages 50 and older. Classes are available all over Colorado. To register, call 303-7645995 or go online at www.aarp.org/drive.

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Theft: A 21-year-old Greeley man was arrested Nov. 4 after he tried to steal $99.94 in merchandise from Walmart at 9499 Sheridan Blvd. He was processed and transported to the Jefferson County jail to be held for bond on an outstanding Greeley warrant. Theft: A 47-year-old Denver man was arrested Nov. 2 after he tried to steal $156.64 in merchandise from Walmart at 7155 Sheridan Blvd. He was issued a summons and later released. Second-degree burglary: An officer responded Nov. 1 to 2870 116th Place in reference to

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a burglary investigation. A 44-year-old man said he returned home to find that his cabinet had been disturbed and two packages of blank checks and two flash drives were missing. Nothing else appeared to be disturbed. The man discovered his cat inside its carrier, deceased from an unknown cause. There is no suspect information. Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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RECURRING/WEDNESDAYS, THROUGH DEC. 12 HULA DANCE Hula dancers tell stories with their hips and hands as they sway to smooth Hawaiian music. Join this adult class that meets from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from through Dec. 12 at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-425-9583. Register in advance.

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TOY DRIVE LifeSource is launching a toy drive to benefit The Action Center Santa Shop. Drop off new toys in original packaging from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 6 to LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Visit www.theactioncenterco.org or www.LifeSourceHP.com or call 303-9343600. Toys should be for boys and girls ages infant to 12 years.

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RECURRING/SATURDAY THROUGH DECEMBER SHOPPING SPREE Iddle Bits of This & That Art Gallery, 3969 W. 73rd Ave. in the Westminster Historic Art District, plans its upcoming shopping spree for kids. All gifts are less than $10, and most are in the $3-$5 range. Starting Dec. 1, and going on every Saturday in December, from 9-11 a.m., the staff at Iddle Bits will help kids shop and wrap their gifts. They also will receive a gift for themselves, plus get cookies, drinks and Christmas stories and music. Parents can drop kids off. Reservations are appreciated. Call 720-266-5047 or visit www.iddlebitsartandgifts.com. RECURRING/NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER NEWCOMERS CLUB The Northwest Area Newcomers and Social Club, serving the women of North Jeffco and Northwest Denver Metro, welcome women who want to meet new friends and have new activities. We will meet on the second Tuesday in November and December. For information and reservations, call Peggy Francis 303-215-9627 or Karen Dowling 303-422-7369. RECURRING/THROUGH JAN. 5 HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Small Treasures Holiday Boutique opens Nov. 10, with a Second Saturday Art Walk opening reception from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave.,

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RECURRING/THROUGH JAN. 7 ART DISPLAY “Fresh Expressions,” works by Betty Grace Gibson, Mary Bass, Dianna Wilson, Becky Enabnit Silver and Ben Silver, will be on display through Nov. 30 at College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. The works also will be on display from Nov. 17 to Jan. 7 at The Ranch Country Club, 11887 Tejon St., Westminster. A reception is from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 for that display. RECURRING/MONTHLY THROUGH MAY FAMILY CONCERTS The Music Train and Swallow Hill Music presents the family concert series, at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month through May at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver; and at 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May at the D-Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada. For information and tickets, visit http://ridethemusictrain.com.

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