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North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 11, Issue 46

November 23, 2012 A Colorado Community Media Publication

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Officers, citizens honored by sheriff By Glenn Wallace

gwallace@ourcoloradonews.com It was a fitting day for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to recognize the outstanding achievements of the officers, and a few citizens, who went above and beyond the call of duty in 2012. Earlier in the day, Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink and many of his staff had attended the funeral of Lakewood Police Officer James Davies, who died in the line of duty. “Certainly after an event like that, it’s good to come together, to heal. And we wanted to rise above that tragedy and recognize our citizens and employees who have really done incredible work,” said Mink after the presentation ceremony.

The awards event filled the county hearing room with award recipients, colleagues, and family. Among this year’s honorees were two citizens, and two department deputies who risked their own lives to pull an accident victim out of a flaming vehicle; several deputies who acted quickly to save the lives of suicidal citizens; and one deputy who handled two award-worthy situations in one day. Deputy DA Christian Gardner-Wood was given the Citizen Citation of Merit, and officers Dale Scott and Erik Nethken were given commendations for stopping a county inmate from attacking his public defender with a pen — “in what would otherwise have likely been a serious injury incident,”

according to the award citation. Four officers, David Bruening, Randy Barnes, Jason Hertel and Jerry Chrachol were given the department’s Medal for Valor for their evacuation efforts during the Lower North Fork Fire. The four actually became trapped by the flames and smoke at one point, and waited in a partially burned field until the fire line had passed them by. Then, they continued work on assisting evacuees. Deputy Elias Alberti was on patrol duty along Interstate 70 one day when reports of a Pontiac, traveling over 100 mph with no breaks and a stuck accelerator, came over the radio. The deputy actually moved his car in

front of the runaway vehicle, and used his breaks to eventually stop the car. Later that same day Alberti successfully talked a suicidal individual away from the ledge of a bridge. Other officers and citizens were recognized for excellent work, both heroic, and just helpful, like the bank employee who worked after hours with police to find a missing woman, or the Gavin Prejean, a state-recognized police and fire dispatch trainer. Ending the event were awards for 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service with the department, followed by a few promotions.

Tim Gates is seen through his sculpture “Perplexity” during Sculpture on 73rd Avenue Nov. 10, in the Historic Westminster Arts District. Photos by Andy Carpenean

Sprucing up streetscape

New sculptures on display in city

By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews. com

Seven new sculptures were unveiled in historic Westminster recently as part of the Sculpture on 73rd Avenue program. From a bronze sculpture of a young girl, to a sculpture made

out of pieces of old farm equipment, residents in Westminster are sure to find inspiration in the work displayed in their community. The Sculpture on 73rd Avenue program is sponsored by the South Westminster Arts Group with continued support from the city of Westminster. The art-on-loan program displays the sculptures for one year near the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center in the heart of

Debbie Teter talks about Damian Radice’s sculpture “Play Ball” during Sculpture on 73rd Avenue Nov. 10 at the Historic Westminster Arts District.

Westminster. Debbie Teter, chairperson for SWAG, said the sculptures are also available for purchase by local developers. “If a developer buys one of the sculptures, 20 percent of the purchase goes back to the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center,” she said. “Our hope is to really market this program more aggressively to the developers in the area.” The seven artists who have provided a sculpture for display include Damian Radice, Christopher Hecker, Richard Ferguson, Georgene McGonagle, Sue Quinlans, Tim Gates and Maureen Hearty. Each piece is unique with an interesting story. For Gates, his piece called “Perplexity,” was inspired by a meandering stream in circuitous tranquility. The stream has been a reoccurring theme in his work as a metaphor in life’s journey. “Most of my inspiration is subliminal and I didn’t realize that the colors that I chose reminded me of a butterfly,” he said. “At that point I started exploiting the colors a little bit, using iridescent colors to empathize that.” Gates said he likes to push the boundaries when it comes to the materials he uses. “I tend to used materials you normally wouldn’t think of,” he said. “I’ve been a sculptor for 42

Geogene McGonagle’s sculpture titled “High Hopes II” during Sculpture on 73rd Avenue Saturday Nov. 10 in the Historic Westminster Arts District. years and it has never been easy road, but one I’ve never deviated from.” Ferguson took a straight forward approach with his piece, “Mobious.” The artist created a large version of a Mobious, a two dimensional mathematical shape twisted into three dimensional space. He said he’s always been fascinated by the Mobious shape since he was a little boy and has made many over the years. “This is the biggest one I have ever made, and it took me three weeks just to get the two ends to match up,” he said. “It’s a really clean shape. It really fits in with my personal aesthetic that tends to be kind of stripped down and minimal rather than decorated.” The sculptures will be on display until Nov. 15 and people can find them in the sculpture garden adjacent to the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center, 3915 W. 73rd Ave. For information, visit www. southwestyartsgroup.com or call 303-501-0924.

Richard Ferguson dons a cooper cap while sharing a laugh during Sculpture on 73rd Avenue Saturday Nov. 10 in the Historic Westminster Arts District.

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Happy Thanksgiving, from the year 2022 So. It’s Thanksgiving. And this year I’m thankful for blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. But everybody does that column. This year, I’m going to hop into my little time machine, and do something that’s never been attempted before: Write my Thanksgiving column from 10 years in the future. That’s right — me and Marty McFly, coming at you from the year 2022. Give me just a minute here ... checking the flux ... confirming telemetry ... OK, so here we go. This year I am thankful that the border problems between Mexico and Texas have been resolved relatively peacefully. I have friends that tried to immigrate this year, and boy! is it dangerous once you get south of the Rio Grande! They keep telling me how much money there is to be made down there, though. I am very thankful that Gov. Elway decided against allowing a statue of himself to be placed outside the new Bronco Stadium. Sure, the first two Super Bowls were his, but these last four were as much Manning and Sanchez as anybody. Likewise, I’m thankful that the Rockies/

Shuckers had just as bad a first year in Lincoln as they did for the last 12 in Denver. You can take the team out of the altitude, but you can’t take the suck out of the team. I am so thankful for corn chips and the leading role their production is playing in Colorado’s economy last few years, as well as the brilliance of Boulder Foods in buying up the Twinkies brand and producing here. Talk about your economic firewall! I am thankful that the foresight voters showed in 2012 by passing a mill levy override for Jeffco schools is paying off with the Futures Award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Those ability-grouping and technology reforms we put in back in 2016 have made more than one group sit up and take notice. I’m even thinking about coming out

of retirement, just to see if the Max Headroom-like virtual teaching assistant knows anything about music. I am also thankful that the discovery of resonant crystalline radiation has made the massive fossil-fuel and nuclear power generators of the past obsolete. Can’t wait for the day when somebody miniaturizes the technology to run my car. I am thankful that the Sino-Aussie Conglomerate effectively blocked African Union efforts to close the Indian Ocean to commercial traffic. Where would we get our cars if they couldn’t take the short trip from India to the West? I am very thankful for the 15 states that blocked the repeal of the 22nd Amendment back in 2016. What a fiasco those other 42 states would have heaped on us! I am thankful that the U.N. Peacekeeping mission in Nova Scotia is coming to a close. My son is just a couple years away from conscription — whew! I’m thankful that the cyber-fence that got put around Washington, D.C., seems to be doing a decent job keeping some of the really stupid ideas quarantined.

Frankly, I’m pretty thankful for the nice weather this week. I’m not sure I can handle these cold winters any more. I may have to move to Costa Rica for something a little more temperate. I’m also thankful that this year saw an actual bit of economic growth in Northern Europe. While Andalusia is still mired in a deep depression and the Central States seem intent on returning to the dark ages, at least the leadership in Rejkjavic acts as if it has some clue what is going on. And finally, I must express my thankfulness for my wife and children for sticking with me through yet one more year. What can I say, guys? I’ve got a good feeling about 2023! Maybe there’s even room in the house for a grandkid this year (but no pressure!) Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Teacher helps with Sandy relief effort By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews. com It was just a few hours after landing in New York City that Matt Obernesser heard the news — the NYC Marathon he had trained for four months was canceled. The Cotton Creek Elementary physical education teacher was on his way to get settled at a friend’s home when his phone blew up. “I was beginning about a 15-block walk in the dark, in the cold, to the place I was staying, when I started getting text messages that the marathon was canceled,” he said. “When I got on the plane that Friday at 10:30 a.m. the marathon was still on. Then at 1:30 p.m. that day it was still on, but four hours later the mayor succumbed to the pressure and that was it.” New York City Mayor Michael

Bloomberg made the announcement on Nov. 2, just two days before the marathon, to cancel it due to the devastating effects of superstorm Sandy. In a statement released to the public, New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wilson said the marathon wouldn’t be the one people know and love if there were people pained by the running of it. Obernesser was just one of 40,000 people registered for the marathon. He said he understands why it was canceled, but disagrees with the timing. “The runners weren’t mad the race was canceled, just mad about the timing,” he said. “We wish it would have been earlier. I spent $600 to get here, but there were people coming from overseas who spent $2,000 to get here.” Obernesser spent the rest of the weekend helping out the San-

dy relief effort. He helped deliver donations to people in need and also walked door to door trickor-treating for items such as batteries, food, blankets and baby formula. “It was a neat experience and people were happy to donate,” he said. “They are hurting a lot back there and it was nice to see the community come together and help people who really needed it.” Obernesser is now focused on a marathon in early December in Las Vegas. He’s looking forward to putting his months of training to the test. “The training is hard, and it’s usually for at least four months and there is a lot of dedication involved,” he said. “But this time around I get an extra four weeks to train for the marathon in Las Vegas.”

WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Westminster

Residents living in and around the Westminster can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Highland Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening on Nov. 29 at 9185 Utica St. in Westminster. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For cost information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www. lifelinescreening.com. Preregistration is required.

Input needed for city improvement plans Westminster’s Community Development Department will

hold a public meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday at The MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave., to obtain input on the city’s 2013 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funds, and the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) Area Plan for South Westminster. The 2013 Action Plan describes projects proposed to be funded by 2013 CDBG and HOME. These funds are allocated each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and are available for projects that benefit the city’s low- and moderate-income residents, and to alleviate blight. The South Westminster NRS Area Plan describes the city’s proposed strategies, actions and benchmarks to reinvest in the area. For more information, visit www.ci.westminster.co.us or contact community development program planner Signy Mikita, at smikita@cityofwestminster.us or 303-658-2111. News continues on Page 4

BUSINESS NEWS IN A HURRY Local company finalist for Colorado BioScience Association award

Surefire Medical Inc. is a finalist for the Colorado BioScience Association’s Rising Star of the Year company award. The winner of the award will be announced during the annual awards dinner celebration on Dec. 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center in Denver. The announcement was made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO on Nov. 13. “Our Rising Star award is designated for an emerging company that has announced a major achievement during the year,” Giles said. “We’re so very proud of our younger bioscience companies in the state and feel it’s particularly important to showcase those companies experiencing an outstanding year.” Tickets and Tables are on sale now for the awards dinner. Individual Register at http://www.cobioscience. com/events-calendar/annual-awards-dinner.

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 6:00-8:00 p.m. Talk with a DeVry University dean to learn about classes offered at this site and a take a campus tour with our Admissions staff.

TruEffect hires new director of ad operations Advertising technology company TruEffect in Westminster has appointed Joyce Goh to the role of director of ad operations. Prior to her position at TruEffect, Goh was senior director of revenue optimization at Examiner.com, where she managed over 95 percent of the company’s revenue. Goh has almost 12 years of experience in the industry and received a Master of Information Science from Doane College and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Send your business news to newsroom@ourcoloradonews.com.

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November 23, 2012

Officer Ray Esslinger with Sisi, the newest addition to the Westminster Police Department’s K9 Unit. Photo by Ashley Reimers

K-9 Unit expands by one Belgian Shepherd Dog joins the Westy police force By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com The Westminster Police Department has welcomed a new addition to their team — Sisi, a 2-year-old Belgian Shepherd Dog . Sisi will join the K-9 Unit with four other dogs in the department. Sisi was born in Hungary,

and was trained at a Denver, Ind., training facility. Officer Ray Esslinger spent a week at the facility looking at five dogs, but after seeing Sisi’s performance, he knew she was the one. “Out of the all the dogs, Sisi tested the best. She had the drive to hunt and she had good social skills,” he said. “But what really made me choose here was the moment she walked next to me and our eyes met. The connection was instant.” Sisi made it to Westminster on Aug. 25 and ever since then she’s been busy

training with Esslinger and K-9 trainer Damien Perez. She trains at least 40 hours a week, and will need a total of 480-training hours before she can head out on scene. Perez said the training is focused on location skills. “We are working with her to make sure she knows how to locate something, such as drugs, bombs and people,” Perez said. “After she has found what she is looking for, she is trained on how to alert us.” Perez said she can alert in a few ways, whether it’s staring at the area, barking

or breathing hard. He said she’s made great progress so far and already recognizes most scents. Sisi arrival came after the retirement of Rex, Esslinger’s previous dog. He is 7-and-a-half years old and is now living the good life. “Rex is now spending time with our family and enjoying a very good retirement,” Esslinger said. “He could have probably worked another two years, but when we see them start to slow down we retire them to give them a good and longer life.”

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YOUR WEEK & MORE FRIDAY/NOV. 23 TO DEC. 16

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PLAYHOUSE SHOW The Festival Playhouse presents “The Man Who Wanted to Be Santa,” from Nov. 23 to Dec. 16 at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www.festivalplayhouse.com for information.

COMING SOON/DEC. 1

SATURDAY/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 303-421-8466. 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. SUNDAY/NOV. 25 HOLIDAY SHOW The Broomfield Art Guild’s holiday show, “Inside/Outside,” runs through 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. MONDAY/NOV. 26 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.

TUESDAY/NOV. 27 LIFETREE CAFÉ The mystery of prayer will be explored at the next Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5675 Field St., Arvada. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ peacelutheran.net.

BOOK CLUB The Northglenn Senior Book Club will review “Wilderness,” by Lance Weller, as a wounded Civil War veteran recons with thieves, racism and the torments of his past as he treks over the snowy Olympic Mountains of Washington 30 years after the war. Reserve a copy at 303-450-8801. The club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. For ages 55 and older.

CHRISTMAS TEA Shepherd of Love Fellowship plans its Christmas tea featuring its From the Heart gift boutique. Menu includes homemade scones, tea sandwiches and specialty sweets. The tea is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield. Girls ages 10 and older welcome. RSVP at 303-469-0410 or visit www.shepherdoflove.org. CPR CLASS Learn the skills and gain the confidence to step forward in an emergency with a CPR class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Certification issued at the end of the class and fulfills all state, OSHA and social services requirements. For ages 16 and older. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www. northglenn.org/recxpress for information on costs or to register.

PRAYER SERVICE Community In Christ Church will host “An Evening of Prayer” for the children of the north Jeffco communities at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The church is at 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. With the recent tragedies in the Arvada/ Westminster area, the church will open its doors for any and all families who wish to take that time to pray, and have their children prayed for. LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 1-2 CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Enjoy a classic Christmas celebration while helping promote a love of books in children at the Olde Fashioned Christmas and Rudolph’s Reading Raffle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Stonehocker Farmhouse, 10950 Fox Run Parkway. Rudolph and Santa will be there and visitors can have photos taken with them. Holiday gifts, baked good, food, decorations and stocking stuffers will be for sale. Nancy Storm will play Christmas music on an antique piano and the Northland Chorale and the Sunshine Girls musical youth group will make special appearances. Kids will receive a book as part of the reading raffle, which is sponsored by Northglenn Build a Generation. Call Mayor Joyce Downing, 720-232-4402 or email nhpf1999@aol.com.

COMING SOON/DEC. 5 CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON Come join Christmas carols and enjoy a Christmas trivia contest on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Denver North Suburban Christian Women’s Connection Christmas luncheon. Wear your special Christmas sweater - there will be prizes for categories like prettiest sweater and funniest sweater. Martha Fellure will speak on “Joy to the World … But What About Me?” A ham luncheon catered by Black-Eyed Pea will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows, 13600 Xavier Lane. Invite a friend or relative to come with you and be entertained and inspired. The cost of the luncheon and program is $15. For reservations call Andrea at 303-485-5888 or email dennorthsuburban@aol.com. Please include the name(s) of your guest(s) and the names and ages of children that you will need to have cared for in our complimentary nursery.

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.

WRITING WORKSHOP Join author and speaker Preethi Burkholder for a workshop on “How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Book/Memoir” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Long Peak Ave. High schoolers, college students, working adults and seniors are welcome. The fee is $12. Call the senior center directly at 303-651-4811. Contact Preethi Burkholder at pb2013@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY/NOV. 29

COMING SOON/DEC. 5, DEC. 19

CHOICE ENROLLMENT Arvada West High School Choice

WEDNESDAYS AT 2 Covenant Village in Westminster presents

TUESDAY/NOV. 27 TO DEC. 23 THEATER SHOW “Miracle on 34th Street,” with book, music

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.

HEALTH SCREENINGS Residents in and around Westminster can be screened for risk of stroke and osteoporosis on Nov. 29 at Highland Baptist Church, 9185 Utica St., Westminster. Screenings take 60-90 minutes. For information, or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Registration is required. THURSDAY AND Friday/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.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/NOV. 30 HOLIDAY TEA Celebrate the holidays in style with afternoon tea, which is part of the Festive Friday Series. The tea begins at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Cost is $5, and musical entertainment is included. RSVP at 303-450-8801 by Nov. 28. For ages 55 and older.

COMING SOON/NOV. 30 TO DEC. 2 HOLIDAY CHEER Join the Creative Revolution Theatre Company for a lighthearted evening that will get you in the holiday spirit. Tickets are now on sale for “An Evening of Holiday Cheer, Three Short Festive Plays and Caroling.” The show will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton. Email creativerevolutiontheatre@ gmail.com or call 720-301-4439 to reserve tickets. Shows are at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 1-2. Visit www.

a series of monthly events featuring expert speakers on a variety of educational and entertaining topics. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 303-403-2205 for reservations and directions. Lectures begin at 2; come early for refreshments and fellowship. For information, call 303-424-4828. Upcoming topics:

DEC. 5: “The Olympics,” presented by Grace Jividen Truesdale. Grace Jividen was a member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Judo Team and placed seventh at the 1992 summer games in Barcelona. DEC. 19: “Paris: Biography of a City,” presented by Active Minds. We will trace the city’s history from its Celtic origins through modern times. JAN. 16: “South Africa: Journey from Apartheid,” presented by Active Minds. Join Active Minds as we explore the history of South Africa, its struggle with Apartheid, and its journey to rejoin the international community since Apartheid’s end in 1994.

RECURRING EVENTS RECURRING/THROUGH FALL 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. RECURRING/THROUGH NOV. 30 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. RECURRING/THROUGH DEC. 2

FESTIVAL OF Plays The Edge Theater Company presents “On the Edge: A Festival of New Plays,” opening Nov. 9 and running Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m., through Dec. 2 at The Edge Theatre, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Tickets and festival passes may be purchased online at www. theedgetheatre.com or by calling the box office at 303-2320363. RECURRING/THROUGH DEC. 6 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 303-934-3600. Toys should be for boys and girls ages infant to 12 years. 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. RECURRING/THROUGH DEC. 14 TOY COLLECTION New Dawn Chiropractic & Accupuncture is an official collection site for this year’s U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. New Dawn will accept new and unwrapped toys through Dec. 14. Donors will receive a 25 percent discount. New Dawn is at 7597 W. 66th Ave., Suite 201, Arvada. Call 303-420-7707 or visit www.newdawndc.com. RECURRING/THROUGH DEC. 15 MINI SHOW Art Gallery 3698, 3998 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster, will host its fourth annual mini show from Nov. 10 to Dec. 15. An opening reception is from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 10. Call 303-487-1981. 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 is open through Jan. 5 at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. Call 303-426-4114 or visit www.aarrivergallery. com. 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. LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 7 NOEL NORTHGLENN Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves for Noel Northglenn from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Santa will turn on the city’s holiday lights, and an indoor fair will take place in the gym, with refreshments and activities for children and free pictures with Santa. Back Beat, an Adams County youth band, will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Denver Municipal Band and the Northland Chorale. The Northglenn Senior Organization will have its annual baked sale starting at 1 p.m. Canned goods, new toys and gently used clothing will be collected for those who need them. Call Jeanette Sanchez at 303-450-8935 or email jsanchez@ northglenn.org. LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 7-8 CHRISTMAS CONCERT Kick off the holiday season with Tidings of Joy, a Christmas concert and gift auction, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield. The Colorado Repertory Singers will share a variety of Christmas songs and carols, and guest artists will perform seasonal Celtic folk. Enjoy free refreshments and find holiday gifts at the silent auction. For information or to buy tickets, visit www.coloradorepertorysingers.org. LOOKING AHEAD/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. The workshop is from 8 a.m. to noon at Saturday, Dec. 8, at Home Instead Senior Care, 6191 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. RSVP at 303-463-1900. RUN/WALK ALL-OUT Multisport presents the Fa La La 5K & 5M, a USATF sanctioned run/walk presented in support of Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, is Dec. 8 at Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Awards given to the top three in each division, and a finisher medal for everyone. Visit www.alloutmultisport.com. LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 9 CHAMBER CHOIR St. Martin’s Chamber Choir performs “Lo, How a Rose!” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield. Visit www. stmartinschamberchoir.org or call 303-298-1970 for information and tickets. LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 13 AUDITION NOTICE Auditions for Creative Revolution Theatre Company’s upcoming murder mystery dinner theater production of “The Matchmaker’s Date with Murder” are from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at North Valley Tech Center, Suite C1, Thornton. Email creativerevolutiontheatre@gmail.com to set up an appointment. Roles are for adults and teens ages 16 and older. Rehearsals will be the week of Jan. 7, and the show is Feb. 8-9 at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton. Looking Ahead continues

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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS

No more Twinkies? What the heck? What is this world coming to these days? Our Colorado government has turned totally blue with the Democrats to control both houses of the Legislature and the Governor’s Office in 2013. Gov. Hickenlooper will have a tougher job ahead wrestling with his own party over a variety of issues. Israel and Hamas are shooting rockets back and forth at each other (again). When will the ground war start is on everyone’s mind. The CU Buffs are likely to have a winless conference record in the PAC-10. Athletic Director Bonn — was the extra income joining the PAC-10 worth it switching from the Big 12 Conference? And the clincher — what, no more Twinkies? How can we be out of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, etc.? I guess all of those new cake pop and homemade doughnut machines did them in or was it the union’s rigidity or management’s lack of good planning and marketing? Or maybe all of the above. Anyway, life is tough.

Our freedoms

All kidding aside, life is tough for lots of folks this Thanksgiving. Many would probably say there isn’t much to be thankful for — Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, 23 million people unemployed, housing loan foreclosures still too high, people having to decide where to cut their household

children and families. In our own local communities, we say thank you to the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, Growing Home, Have a Heart, Hope House, CASA, Brothers Redevelopment Inc., Adams County Housing Authority, A Precious Child, Community Reach, Habitat for Humanity, Jeffco Center for Mental Health, The Senior Hub, Access Housing, FISH and many others. and personal costs to make ends meet, too many people going hungry or undernourished each and every day and the beat goes on. But, let’s remember we have our freedoms. Our freedom of speech to say what we think and believe. The freedom of assembly to take action and stand united in a cause. Our religious freedom which lets us worship whatever higher being we choose and to demonstrate our faith however we feel is right. Our freedom of mobility and being able to choose where we wish to live which is not a universal freedom.

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And for those who are wanting or hurting or have been abused or neglected, let’s be thankful for our churches, service clubs and the many nonprofit organizations which serve those less fortunate adults,

Colorado Gives Day

We have a unique opportunity to support nonprofit organizations that are so meaningful and helpful in making a difference in people’s lives. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, we have a special day — Colorado Gives Day. When you give to your favorite nonprofits on this day, the organizations receive a proportional share of the 1st Bank Incentive Fund that increases the value of every dollar donated. Here is how it works: Log on to www. givingfirst.org. Then select the organizations you wish to support one organization at a time. There is a comprehensive list of those organizations which are eligible to participate in this special opportunity. Click on “Donate Now,” input the amount you wish to contribute and follow the simple steps. It’s that easy and your favorite organiza-

tion will not be charged for providing this electronic option to give. I hope you will join with me in expressing our thanks to the organizations that help provide the glue in today’s society.

Postal Service on the ropes Speaking of giving, it looks like the U.S. Postal Service should sign up for such opportunities as Colorado Gives Day. The Postal Service has reported a record loss of $15.9 billion as of Sept. 30, which is the end of its fiscal year. This all-time high deficit continues to remind us that it cannot be business as usual. With competition from Fed Ex, UPS and other private companies and the impact of the Internet, the Postal Service has been left in the dust. Congress needs to act and act swiftly in eliminating Saturday postal delivery. And then some outside management and operational experts need to conduct detail analyses to determine where efficiencies and cost reductions can be achieved. Otherwise, the USPS will join the ranks of the Twinkie! Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

Six ways to guarantee holiday stress With the elections behind us (at least the voting and political ads are behind us), we can now turn our full attention to the holidays. The holidays? Yes, they are upon us, even though we’ve been seeing decorations and gift ideas since before Halloween (anyone else think that might be a tad early?). This holiday season promises to be especially intense because Nov. 1 was a Thursday, meaning that Thanksgiving — traditionally the fourth Thursday of the month — is earlier than usual, effective adding another week before Christmas. Depending on your point of view, this is either good news or not-so-good news. Relatives, visitors, cooking and shopping can make petty annoyances seem monumental at this time of year. We might think we’re doing a great job, but if we’re showing our stress, other people are noticing. To be clear, stress is internal and/or external pressure that imposes physical and emotional tension, and does not appear only when things are going wrong. Many of us just don’t recognize our stress, especially when our lives are going great. How could we be stressed? It’s not as hard as we might think. That’s why, after years of experience, I

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1) Schedule yourself every minute.

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again next year.

3) Be perfect.

6) Believe we’re in this alone.

We are perfect the rest of the year, so why should the holidays be any different? Perfect presents, perfect gift wrapping, perfect meals — including perfect pie crust — and the perfect personal message in dozens of perfect holiday cards aren’t out of reach if we put our heads down and ignore any physical fatigue or emotional intensity. Oh, and we should expect perfection from everyone else … we’ll feel so fulfilled.

There’s enough to do to keep us going from now till New Year’s, so we can’t slow down. If we take a break to enjoy some hot cocoa and holiday music, we might relax so much that we end up taking a breather every day. And, if we include our family and friends, we’ll spend way too much time enjoying the holidays instead of getting stuff done.

4) Shun regular commitments.

2) Ignore the impact of religious observances on the people around us.

5) Ban holiday activities.

Hey, it’s the holidays! Everyone should want to do what we want to do, right? So, we can schedule any workplace, volunteer, or personal events when they suit us and only us…who cares if it’s Christmas Eve or an important evening during the Festival

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The holidays are way more important than the ordinary things we do every day to keeps our lives — and the lives of our families and coworkers — running smoothly. If we just can’t make regular car pools, attend meetings, put out garbage or unload dishwashers throughout the next month and a half, people will understand, right?

Seeing their own children in the school play may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our coworkers, but we must remain inflexible — there’s a job to be done. If we volunteer to pitch in and help a colleague, friend or relative, who knows what will happen? They might even (gasp!) ask

We’re the only ones who have too much to do, and too little time to do it. No one else has the financial pressures, child-care issues, inflated expectations, or have-to-be-in-two-places-right-now conflicts that we have. No one can empathize so it’s not worth getting together to make connections and show our support. Would anyone else do that for us? If we stick to these guidelines, we can be sure to experience a full measure of stress, and show it to others, from today till way after the New Year, especially if we overextend our budgets, foist our commitments on other people — or refuse to cover for someone else — and demand flawlessness from ourselves and others. And, be sure not to smile, sing or laugh, people will think we actually believe the holidays are the hap-hap-happiest time of the year. Ho, ho, ho! Andrea Doray is a full-time writer who used her annual tug-of-war with the holidays to bring you this column. Oh, and feel free to contact her at a.doray@andreadoray.com for her perfect pie crust recipe.


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GRIEF RECOVERY A 12-week Grief Share program meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road.

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HYLAND HILLS Women’s Golf League meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, May through September, at 9650 Sheridan Blvd. For more information, call Bernice Aspinwall at 303-426-7579.

DENTAL CARE Comfort Dental offers free dental care from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 24. For locations, see www. ComfortDental.com.

LA LECHE League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St.

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LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to www.unhooked.com.

WINNERS RECITAL Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest will have its ensemble competition winners recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the School of Music at CU Boulder, 914 Broadway, Boulder. For intermediate to advanced music students performing in ensembles on piano, flute, strings and voice. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 10

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DENVER THYROID Cancer Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948.

PERFORMANCE CONCERT A collaborative performance concert of the Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest is at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. All levels of music students performing in ensembles on piano, flute, strings and voice. LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 14 SPELLING BEE Compete with other spelling whizzes in the 60+ Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Arvada Press/Mile High News, Brookdale Senior Living’s Arvada Sterling House and Arvada Meridian, and Prime Time for Seniors Newspaper. Prizes and refreshments included. This is a free event, but both contestants and spectators must register by March 2. Contestants must be 60 and over. Sign up soon; space is limited. The spelling bee is from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

ONGOING/LIBRARY PRESCHOOLERS GATHERING Primetime for Preschoolers meets 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free. For more information, call 303-452-7534 or go online to librarianship.

MUSIC TIME Music and Movement meets 1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Children ages 3 to 6 years can sing, dance, play games and learn how to play instruments. Registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at librarianship. For more information, call 303-452-7534. ONGOING/CLUBS AND Services MONDAYS ADULT SURVIVORS of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peer-support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more information, call 303-283-8660.

METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Monday group meets at 8 a.m. Mondays at Perkins Restaurant, 12015 Melody Drive in Westminster. For more information, call Jason Doss at 303-657-7265.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton. WEST METRO Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We meet in Classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. Investors of all levels of experience are welcome but no agents please.

TUESDAYS DENVER NORTH Metro Rotary Club meets 7:10 -8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at The Egg & I, 855 Thornton Parkway in Thornton. LET GO and Let God AFG Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit www.al-anon-co.org. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Tuesday group meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Lone Star Steakhouse, 237 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. For more information, call Alan at 720-233-5873. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 3585 W. 76th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to www.nacolorado.org. NEW SWING Swing dancing comes to Thornton 8:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays at Taps and Toes Dance Studio, 12720 N. Colorado Blvd. Beginners are welcome; World Champion Lindy Hop dancers Mark Godwin and Shauna Marble, along with other dancers will provide instruction. Cost is $5. For more information, go online to www.markandshaunaswing.com/weekly_dances/. NORTHGLENN AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org. NORTHGLENN-THORNTON ROTARY Club meets

at noon Tuesdays at Red Lobster, 1350 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn. For more information, email NorthglennThorntonRotary@hotmail.com.

NORTHWEST AREA Newcomers and Social Club meets at 11:30 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at Wishbone Restaurant ,9701 Federal Blvd. in Westminster. The club serves the women of North Jeffco and Northwest Denver Metro. All women are welcome to meet new friends and have new activities. There are new speakers and topics every month. For more information, call Delores Jacobson at 303-425-4205 or email ddeejacob@aol.com. NORTH METRO Newcomer and Social Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch and a program. We welcome all women who would like to meet new friends and find new activities. Call Peggy Frances at 303-215-9627 or Karen Dowling at 303-422-7369. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Westminster United Methodist Church, 3585 W. 76th Ave. Contact Laura at 303-428-9293. TAE KWON do Learn self-defense, get in a workout and increase self-confidence at two Westminster Recreation Division classes: Pee Wees (ages 9 and younger) from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and ages 9 and up from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the MAC, 10747 W. 108th Ave., Westminster. Call 303-460-9530, or visit www.hupstaekwondo.com or www.ttatkd.com. TALKING IDEAS Toastmasters Club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at 10155 Westmoor Drive, Suite 225, in Westminster. For more information, call Mary Taylor at 303-327-1616. TOPS CO 538, a weight-loss support group, meets Tuesdays at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 76th and Bradburn. Weigh-in is from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting. For information, call 303-429-5923. WESTMINSTER OPTIMIST Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Egg & I, 799 Highway 287, Broomfield. For more information, call John Swanborg at 303-4665631 or email him at jswanborg@comcast.net. WEDNESDAYS ARVADA BIZ Connection (http://www.meetup.com/ Arvada-Business-Connection/) is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. http://danpeakfoundation.webs.com/. For more info call Virlie Walker 720-323-0863. FLATIRONS VIEW Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at The Depot at Five Parks, 13810 W. 85th Ave. in Arvada. Polish your speaking and presentation skills in a fun, instructional, nurturing environment. For more information visit http://9407.toastmastersclubs.org/. MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments. Upcoming meetings are Nov. 7, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1.

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MetroNorth Worship Directory

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We invite you to join us for worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday. We are located at 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn. The Pumpkins are coming! We are hosting a community Pumpkin Patch sale Oct. 17-31st at 1605 W. 106th Ave. For more information about church and all other services offered, feel free to contact us at 303-452-5120. See you there!

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Diamond devotion set in stone Bling king Steve Rosdal retired from Hyde Park Jewelers a few years back, but he was itching to get in the biz in some capacity. Now he has opened SHR Jewelry Associates at 231 Milwaukee St. in Cherry Creek North. Rosdal’s new business specializes in diamond acquisitions from private individuals and dealers. He will also purchase and sell estates and previously owned fine watches, precious metals and jewelry. Rosdal started his career in the jewelry business in 1973 and built extensive experience in fine timepieces, diamonds and fine jewelry. “I am excited to get back to the aspects I love most about the jewelry industry,” Rosdal said. The office of SHR Jewelry Associates is not the typical retail jewelry store. It has a small showroom, but most of its sales will come from the personalized service that Rosdal and director Jourdan Block offer. Through his connections in the jewelry community, Rosdal is able to source specific pieces, whether watches or fine jewelry, for his customers. SHR Jewelry Associates is open by appointment only by calling 720-379-6505 or by contacting Rosdal at steve@steverosdal. com.

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Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who now plays for the Jets, has signed a deal to be the “spokesmodel” for TiVo, the TV recording device. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, “the 25-year-old athlete will spread the gospel of TiVo via a social media and national advertising campaign, including a series of TV commercials,” the company said. “TiVo will also offer a `Tim Tebow Zone’ listing Tebow’s favorite shows, movies and recommendations for kids’ programming.” “I had no idea how great TiVo was until I started using it,” Tebow said in a statement last week. “I was blown away by the TiVo experience — it was so much more than I thought. With always being on the road, I love having the ability to find exactly what I am looking for and watch it anywhere, any time.” Tebow can add TiVo to his endorsement roster, which includes Jockey International, Nike and FRS Healthy Performance energy drinks. You can read the rest of the story at

Chuck McCoy has been contributing to the Fine Arts market off and on for the past 20 years. The Arvada Center’s graphic designer, McCoy, creates monotypes, which he likes due to their improvisational and abstract style. Courtesy photo

A sampling for the season Annual shows offer deals for uniquely crafted items By Clarke Reader creader@ourcoloradonews.com The holidays are a great time for art and crafts fans to purchase once-a-year finds, and the Arvada Center is giving shoppers a lot to choose from. The 26th annual Fine Art Market show and sale and 5th annual Arvada Center Educational Studios (ACES) show and sale both kick-off on Dec. 6 and will be open to shoppers through Dec. 16. Both shows are at the center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., with the Fine Art Market in the main gallery and the ACES show in the upper gallery. The money raised from the Fine Art Market goes to the center’s galleries, and the money from the ACES show goes toward supporting the ACES program, so no matter which show people shop at, the money is helping out the center, according

to Kristin Bueb, art market coordinator. Each show has a unique focus, with the Fine Art Market featuring affordable works in every medium, from jewelry to sculpture and paintings, and all the works are done by Colorado artists. “The aim of this show is really to make art affordable for people, and so we have 93 artists in all mediums for sale,” said Bueb. “There are items from as low as $3.50 to in the several thousands.” The market is the only fundraiser the gallery has all year, and is primarily invitational, with a few new artists added every year. Chuck McCoy has been participating in the market off and on for the past 20 years, and also works as the Center’s graphic designer. His specialty are monotype works, which he gained an interest in after getting his degree in graphic design. “My work is abstract and improvisational, which lends itself toward monotype works,” he said. “It’s also a style that allows me to be really prolific when I’m in the studio.” The ACES sales was created as an off-

shoot of its annual spring sale, and offers ceramic works from instructors and higher-level students from the center’s classes. About 50 participants have contributed work to this year’s sale, according to Bueb. She also added that the artists began preparing works months in advance for the show. “The items in this show are really affordable, and people will find items and some really great prices,” she said. The public is invited to attend the kickoff event for both shows, which is from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, and will give shoppers a chance to meet many of the artists and participate in a silent auction for many items. For those interested in shopping during the week and weekend, the Fine Art Market and ACES shows are open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and the Fine Art Market is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and the ACES show is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 720-8987255 or visit www.arvadacenter.org.

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Coldwell Banker Cell: 720-232-1990 Office: (303) 235-0400 x1154 Linda.gilbert@coloradohomes.com www.coloradohomes.com/lindagilbert Where were you born? Pottstown, Pennsylvania – about 45 miles west of Philadelphia. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and taught 1st grade for 4 years prior to having my children – a son Gregory, who lives in Broomfield with his family and a daughter, Tracey, living in Arvada with her husband and baby son. How long have you lived in the area? I moved to the Eagle Valley in June 2006 and love all that the mountains had to offer; however, I relocated to Thornton in the fall of 2010 and live in Heritage Todd Creek, a 55+ active adult community, which I love. I work in the Coldwell Banker North Metro office in Westminster with a phenomenal group of agents!

I love working with both buyers and sellers, provide a high level of customer service, communication and support, and thrive on seeing them obtain their goals. I am a very caring, dedicated and organized individual who will go the extra mile to help my clients

What is the most challenging part of what you do? Making sure that my clients ask questions if they do not understand something and that nothing they could ask is unimportant. Buying or selling a home is one of the largest decisions they will make and I want them to understand the process and feel great with their decision. What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? Spending time with my three grandchildren, who are the joy of my life, being a grandparent is a very special gift! I am also an avid golfer and skier and enjoy having a day out whenever I can.

What do you like most about it? The weather, the awesome mountains, and being close to my family. How long have you worked in Real Estate? I started my career in 1981 and earned my PA broker’s license in 1986. I owned my own office for 10 years and was a top producing agent with a Prudential office before moving west.

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The City of Black Hawk is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Fleet Technician Aide. Under the direction of the Fleet Superintendent, the position is responsible for cleaning and detailing City vehicles, equipment, and transportation buses in the City’s maintenance shop. Work week is Monday– Friday, 8-5. Must be 18 years of age or older. Minimum qualifications include: HS diploma or GED; Class R, Colorado Driver’s License, with a safe driving record and the ability to obtain a Class B, CDL license with P endorsement within one year. Salary is $13.12 – $17.75 per hour DOQ/E and includes an outstanding benefits package. The City of Black Hawk conducts pre-employment testing, physical exams, drug testing, and background investigations as a condition of employment. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, completed city application and a copy of your driver’s license to: City of Black Hawk, Employee Services, PO Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422 or fax to 303-582-0848. For more info, or to obtain a city application, visit www. cityofblackhawk.org. The recruitment is open until the position is filled. EOE.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN Submarine Veterans meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at American Legion Wilmore-Richter Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. Active duty, reserve, retired, veterans, interested public and their ladies are cordially invited. For more information, go online to www.rockymountainsubvets.com. TOASTMASTERS-WESTMINSTER COMMUNICATORS meets 12:15-1:15 p.m. every Wednesday at DeVry University, 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Room 134. Toastmasters has helped thousands of people over the years and we can help you. Admission is free. Enter the southeast door to the first room, 134. Call Ray Hamilton at 303-284-4223.

WESTMINSTER ROTARY 7:10 Club meets 7:10-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Ranch Country Club, 11667

Tejon St., Westminster. For more information, call Angela Habben at 720-947-8080.

THURSDAYS ADAMS COUNTY Triad meets 1-2 p.m. the third Thursdays of the month at 3295 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. The Triad is formed of law enforcement officers, senior citizens, fire personnel and senior organizations. Triad volunteers develop and implement crime-prevention and education programs for older adults. Activities address crime from both a pre-victimization (preventive) standpoint and a postvictimization (victim/witness assistance) standpoint. All senior citizens or people who care about senior citizens of Adams County are welcome. Topic changes each month. For more information, contact Jenee Centeno at 303-854-7420. Fridays.

FOOD PANTRY Agape Life Church distributes Jefferson County commodity foods from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, at the church, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. The church provides this service to all Jefferson County residents. If you have questions, call 303-431-6481. FRONT RANGE Toastmasters Club meets from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Thornton Civic Center, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton. Develop your prepared and impromptu speaking skills. Guests are encouraged to drop in and participate at their comfort level. For information, contact www.d26toastmasters.org/ frontrange/about_us.htm. GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 1481 Russell Way. For more information, go online to www. mountainviewlutheran.com. Ongoing continues on Page 24


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THENCE N32°23'06" E A DISTANCE EASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 50.03 OF 34.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OF LOT 48, BLOCK 7 COLLEGE CREST THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILSUBDIVISION; ROAD; THENCE S 89°47'54" W, ALONG THE THENCE S 57°36'54" E, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 7, NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A BLOCK 6 AND A PORTION OF BLOCK 5 DISTANCE OF 237.75 FEET TO THE COLLEGE CREST SUBDIVISION, A DISNORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF PARTANCE OF 745.33 FEET TO THE INTERCEL 14 AS DESCRIBED IN BOOK 5088 SECTION OF SAID NORTHERLY LINE AT PAGE 621 AND CORRECTED IN OF BLOCK 5 WITH THE EASTERLY BOOK 5158 AT PAGE 820; LINE OF THE AMENDED PLAT DOOSE THENCE ALONG SAID PARCEL 14, THE SUBDIVISION, RECORDED AT FILE 10 FOLLOWING FIVE (5) COURSES: MAP 7, EXTENDED SOUTHERLY; 1. THENCE S 84"16'12" E A DISTANCE THENCE N 00°38'42" E, ALONG SAID OF 196.66 FEET; EASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2. THENCE S 57°36'54" E A DISTANCE 451.11 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST OF 130.95 FEET; CORNER OF THAT PARCEL DE3. THENCE S 42°19'48" E A DISTANCE SCRIBED AT RECEPTION NUMBER OF 182.93 FEET; 2011000067850 PARCEL D; 4. THENCE S 57°36'54" E A DISTANCE THENCE S 89°47'54" W, ALONG THE OF 382.30 FEET; SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL D, 5. THENCE S 00°31'06" W A DISTANCE A DISTANCE OF 160.33 FEET TO A OF 47.10FEET TO A POINT ON THE POINT OF NON TANGENT CURVATURE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ON THE TEMPORARY TURN AROUND THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILAS SHOWN ON AMENDED PLAT ROAD; DOOSE SUBDIVISION; THENCE S 32°23'06" W A DISTANCE OF THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE 150.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE LEFT, ALONG SAID TEMPORARY TURN SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AROUND, A DISTANCE OF 118.38 FEET THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILTO A POINT OF NON TANGENCY ON ROAD; THE EASTERLY LINE OF THAT PARTHENCE N 57°36'54" W ALONG SAID CEL DESCRIBED AT 2011000082324, SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF DISTANCE OF 1844.06 FEET TO THE 45.00 FEET, A DELTA ANGLE OF WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 150°43'28" AND A CHORD DISTANCE FEDERAL BOULEVARD, A.K.A. US OF 87.08 FEET WHICH BEARS N HIGHWAY 287, PROJECT NO. F00454°44'12" W; 1(20) AS DESCRIBED IN BOOK 749 AT THENCE N 00°38'42" E, ALONG SAID PAGE 342; EASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 4.47 THENCE S 00°47'33" W, ALONG SAID FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER WESTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED AT 279.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN2011000082324; NING. THENCE S 89°47'54" W, ALONG THE CONTAINING 45.839 ACRES MORE OR NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL LESS. DESCRIBED AT 2011000082324, A DISTANCE OF 104.12 FEET TO THE EASTEXCEPTING THEREFROM: ERLY LINE OF RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1-9 NORTH MOUNTAIN VIEW LINDIE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, RESUBDIVISION, FILE 9 MAP 126, LESS CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 31 THAT PORTION OF LOWELL (FILE 10 MAP 77); BOULEVARD RIGHT OF WAY, RECEPTHENCE N 00°38'42" E, ALONG SAID TION NUMBERS C0747799 AND EASTERLY LINE AND THE EASTERLY C0810426; LINE OF NASH SUBDIVISION, RECORCONTAINING 1.642 ACRES MORE OR DED AT FILE 17 MAP 341, A DISTANCE LESS. OF 233.06 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NASH SUBDIVISION; TOTAL ANNEXATION CONTAINING IN THENCE S 89°53'23" W, ALONG THE TOTAL 44.197 ACRES MORE OR LESS. NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID NASH SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 581.98 FEET Respectfully submitted, CITY OF TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY LINE WESTMINSTER OF THAT PARCEL DESCRIBED IN BOOK 3009 AT PAGE 159; By: /s/ Martin R. McCullough #13364 THENCE N 00°38'42" E, ALONG SAID City Attorney EASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 8.40 4800 W. 92nd Avenue FEET THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF Westminster, CO 80031 SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN BOOK Telephone: (303) 658-2400 3009 AT PAGE 159; THENCE S 89°47'54" W, ALONG THE Published in the Westsider NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL November 23, 2012 DESCRIBED IN BOOK 3009 AT PAGE 00026578 159 AND SAID NORTHERLY LINE EXTENDED WESTERLY, A DISTANCE OF CITY OF WESTMINSTER 582.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 5; ORDINANCE NO. 3656 THENCE N 89°21'18" W A DISTANCE OF SERIES OF 2012 40.00 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 46 OF WAY LINE OF LOWELL INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS BOULEVARD BEING A POINT ON THE Briggs - Kaiser CITY OF WESTMINSTER CORPORATE LIMITS, ORDINANCE 596 A70-4; A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE SETTING THENCE N 00°3S'42" E, ALONG SAID THE SALARY OF THE MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE 596 A70-4, A DISTANCE JUDGE FOR 2013 OF 242.76 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CORPORATE THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER LIMITS, ORDINANCE 550 A68-1; ORDAINS: THENCE ALONG SAID ORDINANCE 550 Section 1. Section 1-7-2, W.M.C., is A68-1, THE FOLLOWING FOUR (4) hereby AMENDED as follows: COURSES: 1-7-2: MUNICIPAL JUDGE: The salary of 1. THENCE S 89°21'18" E A DISTANCE the Municipal Judge shall be as follows: OF 10.00 FEET; $130,237$134,144 per annum, effective 2. THENCE N 00°38'42" E A DISTANCE January 1, 20122013, payable bi-weekly OF 326.16 FEET; inclusive of any amounts provided as City3. THENCE S 89°54'05" E A DISTANCE paid deferred compensation. Such deOF 30.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE ferred compensation amount may, at the EAST LINE OF SECTION 6; Municipal Judge’s option, be paid as a 4. THENCE N 89°05'58" E A DISTANCE lump sum at the beginning of the calenOF 1084.14 FEET; dar year. A bonus of $5,000 shall be payTHENCE S 57°36'54" E, CONTINUING able on or before January 20, 2012. ALONG SAID ORDINANCE 550 A68-1, Section 2. The title and purpose of this orALONG ORDINANCE 710 A72-10 AND dinance shall be published prior to its conALONG ORDINANCE 1873 A88-4, A DISsideration on second reading. The full text TANCE OF 1825.55 of this ordinance shall be published within FEET; ten (10) days after its enactment after THENCE CONTINUING ALONG ORDINsecond reading. ANCE 1873 A88-4, THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES: INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST 1. THENCE N 00°47'33" E A DISTANCE READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE OF 58.70 FEET; ORDERED PUBLISHED this 22nd day of 2. THENCE S 57°36'54" E A DISTANCE October, 2012. PASSED, ENACTED ON OF 129.14 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT CORNER OF THAT PARCEL DEORDERED PUBLISHED this 12th day of SCRIBED AT RECEPTION NUMBER November, 2012. 200607000687800; THENCE ALONG SAID RECEPTION Published in the Westsider NUMBER 200607000687800, THE FOLNovember 23, 2012 LOWING THREE (3) COURSES: 00026556 1. THENCE S 00°47'33" W A DISTANCE OF 39.92 FEET; 2. 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Boffo Bender’s Bender’s Bar and Grill at 10710 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster has been taken over by former Denver Post sports columnist Jim Armstrong, along with restaurant-partner veterans Rich Salturelli, who owns City Pub at Yosemite and Hampden, Chris Fuselier, owner of The Blake Street Tavern, and CU Boulder sports information director Dave Plati.

Armstrong, who never met a sports subject he didn’t like to debate, will be on site four to five days a week to chat and argue with customers. But his new passion is this sports bar with 26 big-screen TVs, including two on the patio. “I’m a card-carrying wing junkie, so I made it a point to have awesome wings,” Armstrong said. And he wasn’t wrong. On a recent taste test, Mr. On the Town and I were pleasantly pleased with the menu selections. We sampled wings of all sorts, brat burgers, sweet Italian sausage, honey bourbon brats, cheddar brats, beer brats, spicy chicken Italian sausage, extremely spicy Polish sausage and regular brats boiled in beer and spices, plus bottomless baked beans and homemade chips. If you’re watching your waistline, you can wash it all down with a Diet Pepsi. But the sports-bar enthusiasts will likely enjoy the selection of 16 beers on tap along with $1.99 for Coors, Coors Light and Miller Lite all day every day, plus a “boatload of microbrews on tap”. Overlooking the green rink at the Ice Centre you can catch some fun local hockey games or enjoy the great patio overlooking the Promenade Fountain. More information at www.benderswestminster.com.

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Aspen reached the top of the chart $1,235 square District at Court, Adamsper County, Colorado Adams County Justice Center feet, according to a new study analyzing home building 1100the Judicial Center Drive

Brighton, CO 80601 303-659-1161 Petitioners: THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, COLORADO, a home-rule City, and THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER

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Respondents: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTHWEST ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, and All Taxpaying Electors of the SOUTHWEST ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, as a class. City of Westminster LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE Martin R. McCullough,

Government Legals CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 3rd day of December 2012, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the Westminster Economic Development Authority with American Demolition, LLC., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as “Westminster Mall Demolition Project – Phase 2”. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the Westminster Economic Development Authority a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by 5:00 P.M. on the 28th day of November, 2012. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the Westminster Economic Development Authority from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 15th day of November, 2012. WESTMINSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: November 16, 2012 Last publication: November 23, 2012 00025757 CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the liquor laws of the State of Colorado and the ordinances of the City of Westminster, an application for a beer & wine liquor license to sell malt and vinous liquors by the drink for on-premise consumption was filed with the Westminster Special Permit and License Board on October 25, 2012. The applicant is KMS Ventures, LLC, doing business as CD’s Wings, 7729 West 92nd Avenue. KMS Ventures LLC members are: Mark Schwarz, 50% owner, member 11535 Milwaukee Street, Thornton, CO Jill Schwarz, 50% owner, member 11535 Milwaukee Street, Thornton, CO NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Special Permit & License Board will conduct a hearing on said application on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at or about 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, when and where all parties in interest will be heard. The neighborhood of interest has been established as West 96th Avenue extended to the north; West 88th Avenue to the south; the 8400 block to the west; and Quay Street extended to the east. The City will have petitions circulated within this neighborhood. For additional information contact City Clerk's Office 303-658-2161. SPECIAL PERMIT AND LICENSE BOARD CITY OF WESTMINSTER Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider November 23, 2012 00025539

City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Summary of proceedings of the Westminster City Council meeting of Monday, November 12, 2012. Mayor McNally, Mayor Pro Tem Winter, and Councillors Atchison, Briggs, Kaiser, Lindsey, and Major were present at roll call. The minutes of the regular meeting of October 22, 2012, were approved as presented. Length of Service Awards were presented to City employees with 20, 25 and 30 years of tenure. The Mayor and Councillors thanked the employees for their years of dedicated service and contributions to the organization. The Achievement Award for Financial Management from Maintenance Solutions magazine was presented to the Facilities Manager and members of the Building Operations and Maintenance Division. Council approved the following: 2012 Utility Materials and Water Pipe Purchase, as revised; 2012 City Facilities Parking Lot Patching Project Ratification; Reclaimed Water Treatment Facility Chemical Tank Liner Construction Contract; Stipulation and Plan for the Exclusion of Property from Southwest Adams County Fire Protection District; and final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 46 amending the W.M.C. re Municipal Judge Salary. Council conducted a continued public hearing on the Second Amended PDP and the Eighth Amended ODP for Hyland Village Subdivision. Council tabled consideration of the Second Amended Preliminary Development Plan and the Eighth Amended Official Development Plan for the Hyland Village Subdivision to February 25, 2013. Council passed Resolution No. 36 for the exclusion of property from the Southwest Adams County Fire Protection District and Resolution No. 37 in support of the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum. Council adopted the following Councillor’s Bill on first reading: A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5-7 OF THE WESTMINSTER MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING SOLID WASTE COLLECTION. Purpose: to improve recycling in the community by revising the solid waste collection provisions of Title V, Chapter 7, W.M.C. The meeting adjourned at 9:11 p.m. By Order of the Westminster City Council Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider November 23, 2012 00026555 CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that a public hearing will be held by the Westminster Historic Landmark Board on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Westminster City Hall, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the designation of the Marion Barn and Windmill located at the southwest corner of 120th Avenue and Pecos Street, as local historic landmarks. Copies of all documents submitted by the City, as applicant, that will be considered by the Historic Landmark Board at this hearing are available for review by contacting the Department of Community Development at 303-658-2357. Michael Cummins Planning Manager Published in the Westsider November 23, 2012 00026560

CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 3rd day of December, 2012, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with A-1 Chipseal Company, hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as 2012 Micro Surfacing & Slurry Seal Project. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by November 28, 2012.

City Attorney, #13364 4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031 Phone: 303-658-2400 Fax: 303-706-3920 E-mail: mmccullo@cityofwestminster.us Case Number: 2012CV1402 Division: A NOTICE OF PETITION BY CITY OF WESTMINSTER FOR EXCLUSION OF TERRITORY FROM SOUTHWEST ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

PURSUANT to section 32-1-502, C.R.S., as amended, Public Notice is hereby given to the Board of Directors of the Southwest Adams County Fire Protection District, the City Council of the City of Westminster, the taxpaying electors of the territory proposed for exclusion, and all other concerned parties, that the City of Westminster has filed, in Civil Action No. 2012CV1402, in the District Court in and for the County of Adams, Colorado, Justice Center, 1100 Judicial Center Drive, Brighton, Colorado, a Petition seeking the exclusion of certain territory described therein, which is located within the boundaries of the City of Westminster, from the Southwest Adams County Fire Protection District.

3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim.

The Petition for exclusion may be reviewed at the Office of the Clerk of the Adams County District Court, Justice Center, 1100 Judicial Center Drive, Brighton, Colorado, by interested parties.

Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 22nd day of November, 2012.

The territory sought to be excluded is as follows:

CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: November 23, 2012 Last publication: November 30, 2012 00026558

A PORTION OF SECTION 5 AND A PORTION OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6; ALL IN TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 68 WEST OF THE SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BEING A PORTION OF THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY AND THE FOLLOWING PARCELS CONVEYED TO THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER AND THE WESTMINSTER HOUSING AUTHORITY:

CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 3rd day of December, 2012, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with RoadSafe Traffic Systems, hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as 2012 Striping and Pavement Marking Project. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by November 28, 2012. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 22nd day of November, 2012. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: November 23, 2012 Last publication: November 30, 2012 00026562 District Court, Adams County, Colorado Adams County Justice Center 1100 Judicial Center Drive Brighton, CO 80601 303-659-1161 Petitioners: THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, COLORADO, a home-rule City, and THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER Respondents: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTHWEST ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, and All Taxpaying Electors of the SOUTHWEST ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, as a class. City of Westminster Martin R. McCullough, City Attorney, #13364 4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031

NOTE: 1. THE BASIS OF BEARINGS IS THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, T3S, R68W 6TH P.M. AS MONUMENTED WITH AN ALUMINUM CAP PLS 16406 IN A MONUMENT BOX ON THE WEST AND AN ALUMINUM CAP PLS 26288 ON THE EAST WITH A BEARING OF N 89°47'54" E A DISTANCE OF 2635.75 FEET (CITY OF WESTMINSTER DATUM). CITY OF WESTMINSTER PARCELS: RECEPTION NUMBER 2011000067850; BOOK 4996 PAGE 59; RECEPTION NUMBERS 2008000000229 AND 2008000000231, LESS RECEPTION NUMBER 2011000082324; RECEPTION NUMBER 2010000065696; BOOK 4852 PAGE 403; RECEPTION NUMBER 2010000031068; BOOK 4866 PAGE 156; BOOK 5088 PAGE 621 AND CORRECTED IN BOOK 5158 PAGE 820; WESTMINSTER HOUSING AUTHORITY PARCELS: RECEPTION NUMBER 20050422000421310 R E C E P T I O N N U M B E R 2 0 0 4 1 1 1 6 0 0 1 1 1 6 2 0 8 0 ; COMMENCING AT THE CENTER QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 5, AN ALUMINUM CAP PLS 26288;THENCE S 89°47'54" W, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 5, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FEDERAL BOULEVARD, A.K.A. US HIGHWAY 287, AS DESCRIBED IN BOOK 749 AT PAGE 342, AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE S 00°47'33" W, ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 48, BLOCK 8 COLLEGE CREST SUBDIVISION, BEING THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WEST 68TH AVENUE; THENCE S 89°47'54" W, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 48, BLOCK 8, A DISTANCE OF 64.36 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 48, BLOCK 8; THENCE S 00°04'54" E, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 48, BLOCK 8, A DISTANCE OF 50.04 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH SAID WESTERLY LINE AND THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF OF THAT PARCEL DESCRIBED AT RECEPTION NUMBER 2011000067850 PARCEL A, EXTENDED EASTERLY; THENCE S 89°47'57" W, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE AND SAID SOUTHERLY LINE EXTENDED WESTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 200.87 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF BLOCK 7 COLLEGE CREST SUBDIVISION, BEING THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF GREEN STREET;

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BY THE NUMBERS Number of opponents the Valor Christian defense has held to seven points or fewer during the Eagles dozen games this season.

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Wins for the ThunderRidge football team in 57 games since joining the Class 5A ranks. The Grizzlies face Valor Christian in the first 5A semifinal Friday night at Shea Stadium.

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of points Ralston Valley and Pomona combined to score the first time they faced each other on Oct. 12.

Ralston Valley celebrates after a turnover against Pomona Friday night at the NAAC.

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of points those two t e a m s combined to score in regulation of last week’s much more defensiveminded quarterfinal, which Ralston Valley won 22-20 in overtime.

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Left, Pomona’s Chris Marquez is upended by Ralston Valley’s Justin Buys, resulting in an injury for Buys during a quarterfinal matchup between two Arvada schools. Ralston Valley won in overtime 22-20. Right, Pomona’s senior wide receiver Dominic Martinez makes an aerobatic catch on the last play from scrimmage to end the first half against Ralston Valley. Photos by Andy Carpenean

Ralson Valley edges Pomona in overtime By Jonathan Maness

jmaness@ourcoloradonews.com ARVADA - Barely three months ago the Ralston Valley Mustangs strapped on their helmets and went to work, eager to build off of last season’s playoff run - which ended in the quarterfinals. And on Friday, the hard work paid off as a hoard of Mustang defenders halted Pomona’s Konner Burns on a two-point conversion attempt in overtime to seal a 22-20 quarterfinals victory at NAAC and advance to a semifinals matchup with Cherokee Trail on Saturday. “We knew we had to stop them,” senior Jakob Buys said. “Our defense, especially right there, stepped up. We knew coming into this game it was not going to be easy.” Ralston Valley put the pressure on in the overtime period with Andrew Wingate’s touchdown run and Carlos Gonzalez’s 2-point conversion. Pomona responded with a 9-yard score by Chris Marquez, but Burns was swarmed by the Mustangs on the two-point try leading to Ralston Valley’s celebration. “This is awesome, just to be right here right now,” Buys said. “I love every single one of these guys. To celebrate with a family you love, family you spend six months with throughout the year, it’s just emotional.” It was a battle of two heavyweight foot-

ball teams, and two squads that know each other well. Earlier this season, Ralston Valley topped Pomona 30-22 and since then neither team had lost a game going into Friday’s battle in front of a packed stadium. But that streak had to end for one of the two juggernauts. Pomona came into the game scoring more than 40 points over the previous three weeks, while Ralston Valley had shutout its first two opponents (Castle View and Fort Collins) of the state playoffs. “Pomona is a good squad,” Ralston Valley coach Matt Loyd said. “We knew they were going to play us tough.” Unlike the first meeting, it was apparent that it was going to be a defensive battle with each team’s defense controlling the field. Pomona scored on its opening possession, but could only score seven more points despite getting into the Mustangs’ territory five times. Buys tackled Marquez for a six-yard loss to halt a first-half drive and the Panthers twice turned the ball over in the second half. “We played hard, we played relatively smart,” Pomona coach Jay Madden said “We just had a couple of mistakes that haunted us.” It was apparent that the Panthers were out for revenge from the opening whistle, forcing the Mustangs to go three-and-out and then turning to their run game to wear down Ralston Valley’s defense.

Marquez touched the ball seven times on the opening drive, including finding paydirt from two yards out. Jacob Knipp evened the game up for Ralston Valley when he scored on a QB sneak to cap a 10-play, 70-yard drive by the Mustangs in the second quarter. Alec Feland broke loose for a 38-yard gain to open the second half, which took the Panthers to Ralston Valley’s 25. However, Marquez fumbled on the next possession. The Mustangs took advantage of the opportunity and Wingard’s 34-yard run took the ball to Pomona’s 10 and three plays later Knipp scored his second TD of the game to give Ralston Valley its first lead. The Panthers responded on the next possession. Marquez picked up three first downs on the drive, including a key third down to set up an 11-yard touchdown pass from Feland to Hunter Hogoboom. Ralston Valley had a chance to win the game late in the fourth, but Collin Root’s 47yard field goal sailed wide left. There was a scare in the fourth quarter, when Justin Buys, Jakob’s brother, was injured while during a play. The game was delayed nearly 20 minutes while Justin Buys was attended to by paramedics and EMTs and was taken off the field on a stretcher. Lloyd said the senior defensive back suffered a stinger and was taken to the hospital just to be safe.

GAME OF THE WEEK FOOTBALL

Ralston Valley (11-1) vs. Cherokee Trail (11-1), Saturday, 1 p.m. Legacy Stadium The Mustangs travel east to take on Cherokee Trail in a 5A semifinal for the right to battle for the championship on Dec. 1. THEY SAID IT “We have to work harder than we have all season if we want our season to continue.” Ralston Valley coach Matt Loyd


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The Rosencrans twins, Dave and Mike, were Legacy’s No. 1 doubles team this season, are the MetroNorth Newspapers Tennis Players of the Year after only losing two matches all season. File photo

Making their mark All-region athletes leave impression at state level Staff report After another successful fall season it is time to recognize some of the athletes that made their mark throughout the 2012 fall sports.

Legacy sophomore Eric Chen is the MetroNorth Newspapers Boys Golfer of the Year after placing second in the Class 5A state tournament this season. File photo

BOYS TENNIS

BOYS GOLF Eric Chen, So., Legacy Legacy’s Eric Chen is quickly making a name for himself in his young high school golfing career. After placing 32nd during last season’s state tournament, Chen made a run in the state tournament as a sophomore. Chen fired a 1-under-par 70 on the second day of the tournament and finished with a two-day score of 146, which was good enough to place second and was stroke behind Douglas County’s Kyle Dunkler - who won the state title. His success this last year is only a stepping stone for the young golfer, Chen wants to raise the stakes for next season. He has set his sights on winning a state title so he can join former Legacy star golfer Steve Zeigler, who won backto-back state titles in 2005 and 2006. “That’s my goal, to be just like him,” Chen said. “I want at least one (state title).”

Dave and Mike Rosencrans, Jr., Legacy Legacy’s No. 1 doubles team of Dave and Mike Rosencrans, who are identical twins, cruised through their first year at Legacy. They only lost two matches all season long, both to Fairview’s duo of Tommy Mason and Kevin Chan, who went on to win the state title and knocked Legacy’s duo out. The Rosencrans went on to take third after topping Columbine in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 in the third-place match. “We are happy we made it this far,” Dave Rosencrans said at the state tournament. “It was our goal.” There still is uncertainty if the two will be doubles partners next season, or if they will be moved to singles. However, if the twins had it their way they would stay together. “We are a doubles team. There is no point splitting twins up,” Mike Rosencrans said. “We just want to play well together.”

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

Taylor Molliconi, junior, Mountain Range Mountain Range’s Taylor Molliconi made the most of her first year with the Mustangs’ gymnastics team. Molliconi, who previously performed with the club team Gymnastics Unlimited, had the best showing of any area athlete at the Class 5A state gymnastics meet. Molliconi placed fourth all-around and was second on the vault and bars. “I just think it was a good one for me and I had a lot of fun,” said Molliconi at the state meet. “On floor, I did a double back pike and I haven’t done that for quite a while, making it all the more exciting. I just wanted to let loose, go out and do the best I could. It was exciting, something to remember for a long time.”

CROSS COUNTRY

Boys Erich Hixson, Jr., Holy Family Erich Hixson continues to raise the bar for the Tigers’ cross country team. As sophomore Hixson finished 45th at state with a time of 18 minutes, 17.51 seconds, and this year as junior he took 10th (17:46.4) and cut his time nearly 30 seconds. Hixson had one of his best runs of the year at the Class

Erich Hixson of Holy Family is the Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. File photo

3A Metro League Championships, when he took first with a time of 16:36. He also ran a personal-best 15:51.40 this weekend at the Nike Cross Regional meet, which was held in Mesa, Ariz. Girls Emma Gee, Soph., Legacy Gee raced through an impressive sophomore campaign at Legacy and then closed it off by finishing it by placing second at the 5A state cross country meet with a time of 18 minutes, 59.9 seconds. It was nearly 40 seconds faster than the showing from her freshman season, when she was 21st. “There was some tough competition,” Gee said. “This gives me confidence that I can compete with some of these girls next year.” Gee didn’t stop there, just last weekend she finished eighth at the Nike Cross Southwest Regional in Mesa, Ariz with a personal-best time of 17:37.80.

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Gee finishes eighth at Nike Regional Thornton boys finish 17th as a team By Jonathan Maness

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Legacy standout Bekka Prokaski signed to play college softball with Chadron State. File photo

Seven area athletes sign to play in college Rader will play at Wyoming next season By Jonathan Maness

Horizon’s Kaylie Rader signed to play basketball for the University of Wyoming. File photo

THORNTON - After dominating the courts at Horizon High School over the past few years, Kaylie Rader will try to keep the success going as a Wyoming Cowgirl. Rader was one of seven area athletes that signed on Nov. 14 to play at the collegiate level. “I’m excited to be a Cowgirl,” Rader said. “It’s unexplainable how excited I am. I want to be on that court so bad, but I have unfinished business here and I want to help my teammates out.” The 6-foot-4 Rader was arguably one of the most dominant post players in the state last year. She led Horizon with 15.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3 blocks last season, but

knows there is work ahead of her at the college level - especially at a Division I school. “I’m not looking to start right away, I’m looking to work my way up,” Rader said. “I love the atmosphere there, it is so much fun. The coaching staff there is amazing.” Legacy also had five student-athletes that signed, including four softball players. Angelique Archuleta, Bekka Prokaski, Hanna Caress, and Kara Walling all signed letters of intent. Archuleta signed with Kansas Weslyan, Prokaski with Chadron State, Caress with Colorado Christian and Walling with Colorado School of Mines. Those four players were integral parts of Legacy’s softball team over the past few years, helping the Lightning win three

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state titles in the process. It was the largest signing class that Legacy’s softball team has had. Legacy’s Caitlin Smith also signed to play basketball with the School of Mines. Smith helped the Lightning win the state title last year and is Legacy’s top returning scorer (8.9 points) and rebounder (7.2). Standley Lake’s Teal Schnurr officially signed to play volleyball at Marquette. Schnurr led the state with 477 kills and had a team-best 37 aces and 52 blocks. “Teal moves well off one foot, hits high and hard, and can put up a formidable block at the net,” Marquette’s coach Bond Shymansky said in a press release. “We expect her to make an early impact in our program.”

MESA, Ariz. - Three weeks after finishing second at the Class 5A state cross country meet, Legacy sophomore Emma Gee was back on the course last Saturday. Gee finished eighth at the Nike Cross Regional - Southwest meet, which was held at the Toka Sticks Golf Course in Arizona. Gee finished the race with a personalbest of 17 minutes, 37.80 seconds, which was nearly 37 seconds behind Niwot’s Elise Cranny, who won the race in 16:59.88. The Trojans finished 17th as a team with 483 total points, they were also third best among 5A teams from Colorado. Josh Garcia was top among Thornton’s runners after finishing 69th with a time of 16:03.41, followed by Sean Paiz (76th, 16:06.38), Joshua Joseph (86th, 16:08.921) and Mario Vielma (99th, 16:16.144). Josh Stamos from Horizon ran with Colorado Rage and finished 78th in 16:36.287. COLLEGE BASEBALL COACHES YOUTH CLINIC: The Sports Family is holding a high school and youth baseball clinic on Dec. 1 and 2 at Englewood Fieldhouse. Coaches from some of the top college baseball programs, including Cal State Fullerton, Oregon, Tennessee, Missouri, Santa Clara, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Indiana State, Gonzaga, New Mexico, Cal State San Marco, Metro State, University of Northern Colorado, Regis, Colorado Mesa, Colorado Christian, Adams State, Northwestern Community College, Trinidad Junior College, Otero Junior College and William Penn University will be helping with the clinic. The clinic will be run by college coaches, with the morning sessions dedicated to youth, ages 9-13, and the afternoon sessions is for high school players between the ages of 14 and 18. More details about the clinic can be found at www.thesportsfamilyclub.org.

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Celebrate the Holidays Thankful for food, horses and each other By Sandi Austin saustin@ourcoloradonews.com (As told by the first-graders of Mrs. Haviland’s class at Westminster’s Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School) The story of the first Thanksgiving began playing out 3,000 years ago when a group of 20 or 30 people – known as Pilgrims

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First-graders in Mrs. Haviland’s class told the story of the first Thanksgiving. They are students at Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School in Westminster. The men gathered firewood, got the tables ready and built a fire while the women prepared the meal. All the children helped as well. The turkey was placed on the fire to cook for 75 to 100 minutes. With the turkey, everyone ate potatoes, corn,

other vegetables and ravioli. There was even a nice pumpkin pie for dessert. When the meal was finished and the cleanup was done, the adults took a rest to settle their tummies while the children played games like bows and ar-

rows, SpongeBob and Sharks and Minnows. That first Thanksgiving 3,000 years ago was a great day for everyone to thank God for their food, their horses and each other. And it is still a great day to give thanks.

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Celebrate the Holidays Holiday craft fair how-to Craft fairs and flea markets are a staple of the holiday season. Not only are they ideal places to find one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone on your holiday shopping list, but they also are great opportunities for small business owners to broaden their client base while making a relatively small investment. Each year schools, churches, senior clubs, and other organizations open their doors to holiday fairs in an effort to raise money for their respective organizations. In some towns, fairs have expanded into temporary shopping markets where shoppers can go from booth to booth to find the perfect gift. Being a part of one of these events can be as simple as paying the entrance fee and setting up a table. Individuals who have never sold wares at events such as these could find that they do quite well with such a captive audience. You do not have to be a professional sales person or event organizer to get involved.

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Know the rules and regulations Each fair asks different things of its vendors. Some events will have booths or tables provided for you, but many will require you to bring all the essentials and simply allot you a space. Fairs that are held outdoors could necessitate the use of a pop-up tent, particularly if inclement weather is on the horizon. Electricity may be provided with some events, or you may be allowed to bring a generator. The event organizer also may have specific rules about table sizes, configuration, use of tablecloths to hide storage boxes or materials, decorating options and more. Carefully read over the guidelines for the event before you send in your registration fee. This way you know what you’re getting involved with and won’t risk losing your deposit for cancellation.

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Research opportunities Community resource pages or Web sites are often good sources of information about events the city or town will host. Church bulletins and notices sent home from school may also list such announcements. Make a list of the events that are being held and see where they are located, what the cost is for being a part of the event and how much of a crowd the event figures to draw. These deciding factors will help you to gear your efforts toward the fairs that stand to be the most beneficial to you. It is adviseable to begin your search early so that you will have ample time to prepare for the fair, in-

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Be mindful of budget Your goal is to make money when attending this event. So spend minimally and invest in display items that can be used again or customized for other uses. You do not want to break the bank decorating your booth or table, only to find that your sales are minimal. When setting up the display, be conservative with how much stock you set out. You want your display to look like you have enough offerings, but you don’t want to be left with too many extras at the end of the day. Offer options to shop online or for custom-ordered items so that you do not have to have 200 Christmas tree ornaments made for that day. This allows you to spread out your costs.

Offer a freebie Who can pass up a free item? A bowl with candy or samples of your product may be all that’s needed to draw customers into your booth. Another idea is to have potential customers fill out an entry form that will be drawn for a prize. Not only are you encouraging people to come to the table, but you also are collecting valuable marketing information that can be used at a later date to follow-up with customers and help you make future sales.

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ONGOING THINGS TO DO Ongoing continued from Page 17

WHAT YOU Want to Be AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30

days at Park Center Office Building Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to www. al-anon-co.org.

a.m. Saturdays at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in the Richard P. Young Room, 11245 Huron St. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org.

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HOW AFG Works Book Study Al-Anon meets at 9 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Barker’s St., 2831 W. 120th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-424-1207 or go online to www. wbncolorado.com.

WOMEN’S BUSINESS Network meets 7:20-8:35 a.m. Thursdays at the Doubletree Hotel, 8773 Yates Drive in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-424-1207 or go online to www.wbncolorado.com.

FRIDAYS CAFFEINATED CAREER Club meets 8:15-10 a.m. Fridays at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. An inspirational weekly job-search networking group, facilitated by a job-search expert. Bring business cards and a 60-second introduction. Typical attendance is more than 20 people, and the restaurant prefers that you order breakfast. RSVP recommended. For more information call CAREER-Magic at 303-424-5451. For directions, call Don Carver at 303-420-1637. NORTH SUBURBAN Sales Professionals meets 7:309 a.m. Fridays at Indian Tree Golf Course, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. This club is for entrepreneurs, small-business owners, independent distributors and professional salespersons for business education, sales training, motivation, fun, food, and fellowship. Ticket price includes parking, breakfast buffet, program and chances to win door prizes and lottery tickets. Newcomers are welcome. Call Laura Nokes Lang at 303-428-9293. SWING THRU’S Square Dance Club meets Fridays at the Victory Grange, 2025 Tower Road in Aurora. Singles, couples and youth are welcome. For more information, call 303-426-8986.

SATURDAYS NORTH SUBURBAN Republican Forum meets 9:45-11:15 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Anythink, Huron St. Community Room, 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is $3 and includes a continental breakfast. Meet like-minded people and discuss Colorado political issues.

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Sundays at Park Center Office Building, Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org.

MILE HIGH Harmonica Club meets 1:30 -3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Grant Avenue Community Center, 216 S. Grant St. in Denver. THORNTON VFW Post 7945 meets 8:30 -11 a.m. Sundays at 10217 Quivas St. in Thornton. Admission is $5 for breakfast. For more information, call 303-4386700. YOGA FOR Survivors Whether you’re a longtime cancer survivor, in treatment or a caregiver to a cancer survivor, Yoga for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers is a great way to live more comfortably in your own body. Benefits include decreased stress and pain, improved sleep and energy, improved lymphatic flow, reduced nausea and a greater sense of well-being. Class led by Shari Turney, a registered yoga instructor with specialized training through Yoga for Survivors. Class offered from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Sundays at Duncan Family YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Contact Turney at 720-3193703 or szturney@mac.com before taking your first class to ensure a safe practice. ONGOING ACTIVITIES FRONT RANGE Boot Camp gets you out of the gym and gets results. Front Range Boot Camp provides dynamic, unique and results-driven full-body workouts exclusively for women. All ages, sizes and fitness levels will succeed. Indoor location is just behind Super Target at Kipling and 50th Avenue. Outdoor location is Skyline Park by Stenger soccer fields. Email Robyn@ FrontRangeBootCamp.com or go online to www. FrontRangeBootCamp.com. GIRL SCOUTS Snowboard. Scuba dive. Sleep over in a museum or at the zoo. Go backstage at a concert or a Broadway play. Even stage your own Project Runway. Girl Scouts turns normal days into days you’ll remember all your life. Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages and backgrounds a safe place to explore the world and discover their potential. There are now more flexible ways to be a Girl Scout than joining a troop. To explore your options, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org, email inquiry@gscolorado.org or call 1-877-404-5708. REALITY CHECK Learn, laugh and move beyond

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ONGOING VOLUNTEER Opportunities GATEWAY BATTERED Women’s Services is looking for volunteers to work on various planning committees for its upcoming fundraising endeavors. Monthly attendance for fundraising meetings required. Contact Jeneen Klippel at 303-343-1856 or email jkworden@ gatewayshelter.com. GIRL SCOUT volunteers Whether you commit a few hours a month running a troop, or a few hours a year helping with a science event, tackle important issues, travel to incredible places, share interests and create experiences with girls and other adults you will never forget. Gain marketable skills that will benefit you in ways beyond Girl Scouting. Join Girl Scouts today and become one of our volunteers. Both men and women 18 and older are invited to join. In addition to positions working with the girls, we’ve got volunteer needs in our offices around the state to help with paperwork and other administrative duties. For more information, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org, email inquiry@ gscolorado.org or call 1-877-404-5708.

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