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Taking a SWAT at literacy barriers Mentor program helps students gain reading success By Ashley reimers
email@example.com Second- and third-graders in four Adams County school districts are getting attention from a literacy SWAT team. Volunteers in the Schools Where All Thrive — or SWAT — Tutor-Mentor program are working with students who are a year or more below grade level in their reading. The program was started by Tom Rapp, Senior Hub RSVP director and retired Adams County school educator, who has always had a passion for helping struggling students. “Tom served as an assistant principal for many years, and in that position he dealt with many students who were acting out for many different reasons,” said Ron Ausmus, RSVP-SWAT program coordinator. “It broke his heart to know that many of the kids he dealt with were acting out because they didn’t have the skills to keep up in the classroom, so he dreamed up the SWAT program in 2009 to do something about it.” Since 2009, the program has grown quickly, and now serves more than 350 students in four districts: Adams County School District 50, the Adams 12 Five Star
Hodgkins Elementary student Brian Martinez works on his reading and literacy skills with Juanita Soper, wife of former State Rep. John Soper. Both John and Juanita volunteer in the Schools Where All Thrive tutor/mentor program once a week. Photo by Ashley Reimers School District, Mapleton Public Schools and School District 27J. Ausmus said the volunteers truly make the program a success. Senior citizens, college students and housewives are among
those who spend one day a week helping out a child in need. One of his volunteers is John Soper, a former Thornton state representative. Soper and his wife, Juanita, joined the
Girders and deck panels installed along US 36 By Ashley reimers
areimers@ourcoloradonews. com As part of the US 36 Express Lanes project, bridges along the highway are getting a needed facelift. On March 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation began girder and deck-panel installation on the Wadsworth Parkway bridge. This is just the beginning of spring and summer seasons filled with bridge construction along US 36. The girder and deck-panel installation will cause the closure of US 36 in both directions from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily until Tuesday, April 2, weather permitting. CDOT project director John Schwab said the department is trying to avoid full highway closures during the project, but the girder installation requires highway closure for safety reasons. “On Wadsworth, we are setting 39 girders across the highway, some weighing approximately 111,000 pounds and measuring 120 feet long,” Schwab said. “We will have detours using the ramps, but we encourage drivers to use alternate routes if possible as there will likely be delays.”
The delay is estimated to be about 10 minutes during the 9 and 10 p.m. hours, but throughout the late night hours and early morning hours, the delay should be minimal. Schwab said it’s important for drivers to obey all construction signs and flaggers, and to “slow down for the cone zone.” Schwab said five bridges are being completely rebuilt and three more are being widened as part of the project. The Wadsworth bridge and the 112th Avenue bridge will be completed by November. The Sheridan Boulevard bridge; BNSF bridge; and the US 36 bridges over Lowell Boulevard, the Westminster Promenade, and East and West Flatiron Crossing will also be under construction this spring and summer. The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a $312 million, multimodule project between Federal Boulevard and 88th Avenue Street in Louisville/Superior. The project will build an express lane in each direction of Highway 36 to accommodate high-occupancy vehicles, bus rapid transit and tolled singleoccupancy vehicles. Instead of a physical barrier to separate the managed lanes from the general purpose lanes, the project will create a 4-foot buffer, the first of
SWAT Tutor-Mentor program this year and spend time mentoring at Hodgkins Elementary School and Pinnacle Charter School. Soper is a big believer in the power of reading and said if children can read, they can teach themselves. “I’ve worked with kids for 40 years, so I really enjoy kids,” Soper said. “The best technique I have is to praise every little thing they do well and don’t criticize the bad parts. Just encourage them, and once they are rewarded they will work a little harder.” Susan Blatter is the literacy interventionist at Hodgkins Elementary. Her philosophy is, “The more you read, the better you get. She said that idea also applies to reading at home, but some students in her school don’t have the support at home to enhance their reading skills because of language barriers and lack of time. With help from the SWAT Tutor-Mentor program, she said, students are now getting the extra attention needed for success in reading. “I think the opportunity to have a mentor, and have special time with just one child and one adult every week, is wonderful,” she said. “The students get to interact with their mentor and have the chance to have someone care about them. Plus, they get the bonus of increasing their reading.” For more information on the SWAT Mentor/Tutor program, contact Ausmus at 303-426-4408, or go online to www.seniorhub.org/rsvp_swat.php.
Bridge to be replaced at 72nd and Raleigh By Ashley reimers
Installation of girders and deck panels for the Wadsworth Parkway bridge began March 21. The bridge work is part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s US 36 Express Lanes Project. For the installation, US 36 will be closed in both directions daily from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. until April 2. Photo by Ashley Reimers its kind in the state, according to Schwab. Another element to the project is bus-on shoulders. This feature will allow buses to travel on the shoulders of the highway during periods of high traffic volume. Schwab said buses will
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only be able to use the shoulders, which are the same width of the lanes, under certain conditions and will have restrictions. Buses can only use a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour, and if vehicles are driving more than 50 miles per hour on the roadway, the buses will not be able to use the shoulders, he added. “This is an accelerated project happening in a span of two and half years,” Schwab said. “We want to minimize as many traffic issues as possible for drivers, and have this project complete and open to the public by January 2015.”
A project to replace the bridge at 72nd Avenue and Raleigh Street is under way in Westminster. The current box culvert structure will eventually be replaced by an actual bridge, with the help of $1.8 million in federal funding. “Three or four years ago, the Colorado Department of Transportation rated this particular structure an eight out of 100 in their off-systems bridge-inspection program,” said Stephen Baumann, assistant city engineer for Westminster. “This low rating qualified the project for some federal funding.” The total cost of the project is estimated at $6 million; what’s not funded by federal dollars will be funded by the city’s general capital improvement fund and the utility fund. Not only will the box culvert structure be replaced, but other street and utility improvements will be made, Baumann said. “The bridge will be slightly bigger than the structure now, which will allow for the water in Little Dry Creek to flow more efficiently,” Baumann said. The regional trail alongside the bridge also will be raised slightly to allow for better water flow Baumann said the city is taking advantage of construction in the area to replace the water and sanitary sewer systems. “Both the water and sanitary sewer systems are near the end of their lives,” he said. “It’s a great time to get those replaced while there is already construction happening in the area.” Baumann said the sidewalks along 72nd Avenue from Raleigh Street are also being widened to give pedestrians a better walkway. Construction on the project is set to begin this fall and is estimated to last one year.
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Justified shooting Deputy cleared in fatal shooting of suspected drunk driver By Darin Moriki
firstname.lastname@example.org An Adams County Sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a suspected drunk driver in January was cleared of wrongdoing following nearly three months of investigation by the Adams County Critical Incident Team. The three-member investigation team — comprised of detectives from three separate Adams County police departments — found that Senior Deputy Manuel Aragon was justified in shooting 45-year-old Robert Alan Penning, according to a March 19 letter sent by Adams County District Attorney Dave Young to Sheriff Doug Darr. The incident began at about 5:59 p.m. Jan. 14, shortly after a woman called dispatchers to report that a suspected drunk driver had rolled his black-colored sedan off the right side of the road near East 142nd Avenue and Quebec Street. According to reports, Penning, who was driving the sedan, exited the car, grabbed a 12 pack of beer from the vehicle and asked three unknown male witnesses for a ride after they pulled over to see if he needed help. The woman asked the three male witnesses to help her obtain Penning’s license plate numbers and told them not to give Penning a ride while she called for help. The men drove off after they could not find a license plate for Penning’s car. Penning then walked to the woman’s car, holding the 12 pack of beer, and crouched behind her car for several minutes before Aragon arrived on scene.
As the deputy arrived on scene, the woman reportedly told investigators, Penning said, “Well, I guess it’s time for me to go.” Aragon walked to within 10 to 12 feet of Penning and asked if he was OK, then before Penning abruptly stood up, turned around and pointed a Smith and Wesson, .357-caliber revolver at Aragon. The woman, who was inside her car at the time, said Aragon then told Penning to drop his weapon before Aragon fired two shots at Penning, causing him to fall into a roadside ditch. Deputy Shawn Billings arrived on scene shortly afterward, where he handcuffed Penning until he was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., nearly 24 minutes after the woman’s first call was received by dispatchers. An autopsy conducted by the Adams County Coroner’s Office later confirmed that Penning died from a single gunshot wound to his left chest area. In his letter to Darr, Young said Aragon “used the appropriate amount of deadly force to safely stop the threat in this matter,” because Aragon was trying to protect himself and the female driver. “During those few critical seconds on scene, Mr. Penning never dropped his weapon but retained possession of the gun and continued to point it directly at Deputy Aragon while standing just feet away from (the woman),” the letter read in part. “Under these facts, Deputy Aragon justifiably feared for his own safety and the safety of (the woman).” Sgt. Paul Gregory said Aragon was placed on paid administrative leave following the incident but has returned to duty in the patrol division. As a departmental procedure, Gregory said the sheriff’s office is not issuing a statement on the findings.
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firstname.lastname@example.org This year’s Westminster 7:10 Rotary Club community service award was given to Total Beverage in Westminster. The award was presented to general manager John Fredrickson during the March 20 meeting. The award is given each year to support the rotary’s ideal of exemplary volunteer service in the community. The award is given to an individual or business that is not a 7:10 Rotary Club member but has served the community in some outstanding way. Rotary member Angela Habben said Total Beverage was nominated for generously supporting and helping businesses and organizations raise money for various people who need support.
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Adams 12 teacher heads East Northglenn educator to learn about sustainable development
still teaching all of the state standards; we just get the freedom to teach it in a new and exciting way.” As a participant in the exchange program, Helfrich will travel to San Francisco from April 29 to May 1 for a conference with other U.S. teachers, followed by the trip to Japan from June 18 to July 20. There, he will meet with Japanese teachers. The program not only focuses on sustainable development, but also is meant to foster global interconnectedness and cooperation among the teachers in the U.S. and Japan. “At this conference, we will be discussing the needs and limitations in terms of sustainable development,” Helfrich said. “We will be addressing ideas of creating a sustainable economy, not thinking about ourselves, but really thinking about our grandchildren and the world they will be living in.” Helfrich said when he returns, he will focus on teaching his students about sustainable development and resources that can benefit everyone in the long run, as well as in the short term. His main goal after his trip to Japan is to establish a sister school. “I want to get a solid tie between us and a school in Japan,” he said. “It would be great to have an association with a group of kids across the world who are working on the same science experience. It would also increase the commonalities between the two cultures.”
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WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Community coffee with local representative State Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp will host community coffee sessions 6:30-7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive in Westminster. Come and chat about issues important to you with Rep. Kraft-Tharp. Guiding principles established for comprehensive land-use plan update Following the city’s first round of community outreach to gather input for the comprehensive land-use plan update, a series of guiding principles were developed to define a vision for the city’s future. Additional input and direction for the guiding principles included the priorities established in the existing 2004 plan as well as City Council’s strategic plan and vision for
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Nicastle enters Adams County sheriff race Defeated in 2010 by Doug Darr By Darin Moriki
email@example.com Former Adams County sheriff candidate Mark Nicastle, who ran against Sheriff Doug Darr in 2010, is hoping to make a comeback by facing fellow Republican Michael McIntosh in the 2014 primary election for the same seat. Nicastle, a Hudson resident and former longtime Adams County Sheriff’s Office employee, filed his papers Feb. 18 to run against the current sheriff’s office division chief, according to the secretary of state’s office. “When the ranking people in the organiza-
tion hand off the staff to another commander in the organization, nothing changes again,” Nicastle said. “The organization wants the kind of leadership style that I’ve offered for the 32 years that I was there.” Nicastle said he hopes to change the direction of the sheriff’s office by offering a different set of management and leadership styles. These changes, he said, include changing sole-sourcing procedures for some contracted sheriff’s office services and cutting what he says are “over-the-top and out of control” medical-contract costs in the jail division. “When taxpayers are paying $5.5 million to fund medical care for inmates, it’s way over the top,” Nicastle said. “We can’t let inmates suffer in pain — it’s our responsibility in there and it’s on the taxpayer’s dime — but the contract was written by a fairly liberal person, who thinks that inmates should be given eye care
or dental work when they’re only in there for an average of a few days or two years at most.” Nicastle said creating improved triage methods would generate about $500,000 in cost savings that could then be used to increase enforcement on the streets and alleviate the ongoing municipal jail cap by putting more sheriff’s office employees in the county jail. “There’s absolutely no reason that the Adams County Sheriff’s Office can’t put all of their attention to city prisoners,” Nicastle said. “When you’re talking about how many city prisoners go to the Adams County jail, there’s not that many.” What’s more, he said, creating cost- or employee-sharing agreements with Adams County for human resources and information technology needs could save the sheriff’s office about $250,000 to $300,000.
To supplement this effort, Nicastle said, the sheriff’s office could also use part-time retired veteran police officers to do background checks on new hires and for concealed-weapons permits. Nicastle, who began his tenure at the sheriff’s office in 1980 as a patrolman, commanded several key areas within the department before his retirement in 2011, including the SWAT team, bomb squad, K-9 units and North Metro Drug Task Force. He now serves as a Mountain View Police Department commander and U.S. Marshals Service security officer at several Denver federal court buildings. Darr, a Democrat, is term-limited and will step down at the end of his third term in 2014. Darr was first elected in 2006 and was limited to two terms before Adams County voters extended term limits to three in November 2009.
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said, There’s been a lot of tragic, terrible news me relately, so I’m going to write again about an ound article that makes me laugh. I’ve run this weapcolumn a few times but folks still want to read it. Got a Letter form Grandma the sherother day. She wrote: The other day I went andup to a local Christian bookstore and saw ment a “HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS” bumper g the sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy North that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by Police a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought shals the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, r fedI’m glad I did! What an uplifting experience followed. d will I was stopped at a red light at a busy 2014. intersection, just lost in thought about mited the Lord and how good He is, and I didn’t rs exnotice that the light had changed. It is good 2009. thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. I soon found that lots of people feel the same way. Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, “For the love of GOD! GO! GO! My Lord, GO! What an exuberant cheerleader he was for the Lord. Everyone else started honking too. I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these lovely people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love. There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a “sunny beach”. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked your cousin Jimmy (my teenage grandson) in the back seat what that sign meant. He replied that it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I’ve never been to Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back.
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Students take road less traveled by One evening last week, I was awed and inspired for nearly three hours by 28 Colorado high school students. They were the best of the best, the lone representatives of their high schools — rural, urban, charter, religious and those dedicated to special courses of study or specific populations, such as Denver School of the Arts and Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. These young people filled the Lakewood Cultural Center with teachers, parents, mentors and cheering fans. They also filled the venue with classic literature, with contemporary thought and expression, with their own interpretations of conversations from generations past. What were these 19 girls and 9 boys doing? Participating in Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide contest that helps young people master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about our literary heritage. Students memorize and recite great poetry they choose from an anthology of more than 650 poems. Poetry Out Loud is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, who partner with Colorado Creative Industries for our state competition. State champions receive $200 and a trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, D.C., for the national championship; their schools receive a $500 stipend to purchase poetry books. A total of $50,000 in awards and stipends is presented annually at the national finals. For those of us required to memorize literature in high school — “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (Miss Richards’ class, Monte Vista High School, circa 1974) — such recitation may not seem like a monumental task, as witnessed here by my remarkable recollection of a line from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”
Jimmy burst out laughing … why, even he was enjoying this religious experience. A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed again. So, I grinned and waved to all my sisters and brothers, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed I was the only car that got through that intersection before the light turned red again, and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So, I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks. Love, Grandma
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Except I was not competing with anyone. Plus, I only had to memorize a passage or two. Students competing in Poetry Out Loud at the state and national finals must learn three poems. Participants were evaluated on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, accuracy, level of difficulty and overall performance. Think about yourself as a high school freshman. Then picture yourself alone on a stage, in a spotlight, facing an audience in the center of which sit several distinguished judges rating you on these factors. These 28 young people excelled. They awed. They inspired … not only their supporters, but also the accomplished judges, the emcee and the representatives of Colorado’s thriving literary and arts community. As one of the teachers and mentors — herself a published poet with a master of fine arts degree — commented afterward, “I was intoxicated by the English language and the talents of the students.” Andrea W. Doray is a writer (and a poet) who thanks the National Endowment of the Arts; The Poetry Foundation; Colorado Creative Industries; the sponsors, organizers and volunteers; the teachers, mentors and families; and especially the competitors for bringing great literature to life. Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD Westminster City Council voted on the following legislation during its March 18 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Nancy McNally; Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter, and council members Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser, Herb Atchison, Mary Lindsey and Scott Major.
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Council unanimously passed Councilor’s Bill No. 11 on first reading, authorizing the city manager to execute and implement an Economic Development Agreement with MSI, LLC. not to exceed $10,000, which is estimated at $3,514 in permit-fee rebates, $4,500 in construction use-tax
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new law improves open records process Kudos to Lakewood’s newest state representative on the passage of her first bill. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, recently looked on as Gov. John Hickenlooper signed her House Bill 1041 into law. The bill creates an important improvement to Colorado’s open records laws by requiring government custodians to make records available to the public whether they come to the agency to pick up the records or ask to have them sent to them. While most governments had routinely sent records to people who asked for them, there was no requirement in the law that
they do so and in a number of cases, people asking for records were told that they were welcome to come get them, even
though doing so was a hardship. Pettersen’s bill was developed and supported by a broad coalition that included media and advocacy organizations and representatives of both state and local government. It is a great example of how the public and the government can work in concert to make our governmental entities both more efficient and more user friendly. Our democratic society works best when members of the public know that their governmental bodies are open and transparent and when citizens have easy
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How did you spend the snowy weekend? We asked people enjoying coffee and breakfast at the Windy Saddle in Golden about how they weathered the snowy winter weekend.
“I drove to the airport to pick family up. It was definitely a slower drive out there than usual. And then we had some hot food to warm us up.” - Jeff Wheeler, Colorado School of Mines
“We just stayed home and built a fire , and played computer games, and read … and shoveled.” - Sandy Fasso, Arvada
“We drove in from Chicago and hit a blizzard about 75 miles out of Denver. We enjoyed the Craft Beer Week in Denver and watching NCAA games.” - Mike Caffarini, Chicago
“Flew here from Washington, and I’ve eaten a lot. We liked the Wooden Table in Denver, and the Windy Saddle in Golden.” - Sarah Wheeler, Pullman, Wash.
Some of my so-called in-depth, thoughtful analysis went out the window during the first full round of play. I had checked and double-checked the RPI ratings, the final 25 top ranked teams and the Vegas betting odds. I tried to separate my head from my heart in the selection process. But then there was the sheer shock factor of upsets, which always puts me in a tail spin. How could Harvard dare to upset New Mexico? The nerve of the Wichita State Shockers knocking off #1 seed Gonzaga at the “Dance.” And who is Florida Gulf Coast? This was not the plan. It just can’t be. Tell me it ain’t so.
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Needless to say, it is March Madness time again and oh boy is it a hoot. Gather around the water cooler; compare your brackets with your friends and co-workers; lament those early, ill-fated bad picks and get the trash talking going. From the middle of March to the second Monday night in April, the national basketball tournament have become an American institution, almost a national holiday (given the lack of productivity in offices across the land, maybe President Obama should declare it a national event. Even non-sports-inclined folks are apt to grab a bracket sheet and fill it out.
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Thank Heavens we have these distractions. Otherwise, it would be harder to swallow the jump in gasoline prices; learning the real facts and taxes about Obamacare; the lack of improvement on the Rockies baseball roster; the impotent, dysfunctional Congress and president; stoppage of White House tours due to sequestration; the human slaughter in Syria, Dumervil signing with the Ravens; the challenge to find a job or keep one; making ends meet each month and more. While March Madness will also pass (April 8th is the championship game), it gives millions
of Americans an opportunity to dabble in statistics, odds-making, wagers, trash talking, bragging rights for their alma mater or the most correct picks. They can take their minds off the heavy stuff.
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Get ready as the field narrows from the original 68 teams for the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four and a National Champion, all coming your way on television. We got hats, T-shirts, plastic or glass mugs, glasses or shot glasses, banners, flags, car flags, decals for your car, decals for your face, decals for your decals and more — all to help spike the national economy. You would not believe the sales tax revenue that cities, counties and states derive from March Madness stuff. And think of all the tourism dollars generated by the rabid fans who travel to the basketball arenas across America to cheer on their teams — air flights, hotel, meals, adult beverages, more beverages, postcards, taxi cabs and more souvenirs.
It is a ready-made package deal for the country — the only economic jumpstart that Obama and the Congress overlooked, but it is working and is a non-governmentfunded, therapeutic prescription from our everyday life. Go Jayhawks! Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.
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DUNWIDDIE CUSTOM PACKAGING, INC. Full time position (8:00-5:00 M-F), AR, AP, proficient in Microsoft Office programs , accounting experience necessary. Fax or e-mail resume along with salary history to: Violet Andrews, Controller Fax (303) 799-3560; e-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.dunwiddie.com
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Needed. Regional Western States 3 to 4 nights out – 65K annual avg. + Ben 4K sign on bonus – Apply: www.mbmcareers.com
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY JOB: Mechanic – Journey Must have 3 yrs experience in servicing, maintaining and repairing mechanized and automotive equipment such as: diesel and gas engines, and hydraulics. Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent, and ASE certifications are desirable. Must have a valid Colorado CDL, class B with tanker endorsements, and furnish his/her own hand tools. Perform on call duties as required. Fulltime; wage is $18.88 to $20.89 an hr plus Benefits See full job description, physical requirements and application at: www.co.clear-creek.co.us under "I Want To…", "Find Job Opportunities", Please send application to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to 303-679-2417. Taking applications until April 12, 2013. Clear Creek County is an ADAAA/EEO employer.
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Apply at 20991 E. Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial Co Requirements: Cash handling experience, Strong customer service skills Detail oriented and well organized, Ability to multi-task, proficient use of computer. “Equal Opportunity Employer”
Director of Administration
Government entity looking for a self-motivated, detail oriented person able to work unsupervised. Full financial duties including payroll, A/P, A/R, G/L reconciliations, financial statements, budgeting and forecasting and assisting with annual audit. Government accounting a plus. Transcription of minutes from public board meetings. Aptitude for software programs. Immediate opening. Small, friendly office. Excellent benefit package. Resumes accepted until April 15, 2013. – no phone calls please. Genesee Water & Sanitation District, 17301 W. Colfax Ave., #220, Golden, CO 80401 or fax: 303-278-9873 or email: email@example.com.
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Climax Molybdenum Co. – a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, and the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and molybdenum-based chemicals – has two operating molybdenum mines in Colorado.
Our Climax and Henderson operations are now hiring!
Our Climax operation, located 10 miles north of Leadville, consists of an open-pit molybdenum mine and mill. The Climax mine is one of the largest, highest-grade and lowest-cost molybdenum mines in the world. Climax Mine opportunities: • Mill Diagnostic Electrician – Job #1204301 • Senior RCM Technician – Job #1203606 • Diesel Diagnostic Mechanic – Job #1205082 • HR Generalist II – Job #1300482 Our Henderson operation consists of an underground molybdenum mine, located 38 miles east of Silverthorne, and mill, located 20 miles north of Silverthorne. These two sites are connected by the longest conveyor of its kind in the world – a 15-mile elevated belt that passes underneath the Continental Divide, through an old train tunnel and above ground to the mill. Henderson opportunities: • Mill Industrial Electrician (Henderson Mill) – Job #1300296 • Senior Surveyor (Mining/Underground) (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300245 • Chief Electrical Engineer (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300591
Explore all the advantages of a future with Climax Molybdenum Co. To apply online, visit: www.moly.jobs.
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Eileenâ€™s Colossal CookiesHighlands Ranch has a Team
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for work in Parker and surrounding areas. Experience in both residential and commercial work preferred. Please mail resume and work history to: P.O. Box 3273, Parker, CO 80134.
Part-Time Food Demonstrators
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Grain Finished Buffalo
ESTATE SALE April 4,5,6
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GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Garage Sales Garage Sale
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4924 Apache Creek Road Castle Rock - Meadows Ladders / Tools / New File Cabinet / Poker Table & much more
Building Materials Assorted Steel Buildings
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Saturday Nights Friendly Card Game in the Arvada area Call Carol for more information 720-620-6017
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White Plantation Shutters
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING
Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified â€“ Housing available
Want To Purchase
CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance
minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100 Lost and Found
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Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 years own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581
• Semi-Retired Flooring Contractor (over 40 yrs exp.) • Low Overhead = reduced pricing on name products & warranted installations • Senior citizen discounts • Carpet, vinyl, wood, laminate, tile & bath remodels • Free Estimates with sample to your door • Licensed/insured - References Provided • Serving Metro Denver •
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Navarro Concrete, Inc.
Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.
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303 827-2400 Progressive Driveway 720-2247590
• Troubleshooting Experts • Licensed & Insured Since “1976” • New, Repair, Replace • Military & Senior - 10% Discount • Whole House Surge Protection $
250 $195 INSTALLED
ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.
Radiant Lighting Service **
Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326
Fence Services D & D FENCING
Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303
DISCOUNT FENCE CO
Quality Fencing at a DiscountPrice Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604
Garage Doors Construction
For all your garage door needs!
Call Ali @ 720-300-6731
• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002
• DepenDable • • Thorough • • honesT •
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Just Details Cleaning Service
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Drywall A PATCH TO MATCH
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CALL 720. 351.1520 Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172
Olson Landscaping & Design
720.327.9214 Commercial & Residential 10% Senior & Military Discount All Home Energy Audits
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Gloria's Hands on Cleaning
Reliable, 25 years in business, personal touch, spring cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly, once a month
INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows
Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas
OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling
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Call Rick 720-285-0186
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*Snow plowing commercial and business properties • Snow hauling • Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking.
Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work
LAWN AERATIONS Residential Homes
Insurance INSURANCE REVIEW
- Please call 720-484-3732 for a FREE Home, Auto and Life Insurance review!
Alpine Landscape Management
Aerate, Fertilize, Power Raking, Weekly Mowing Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Sr. Disc.
COMMERCIAL CLEANING “Let us do the dirty work!”
Columbine Custom Contracting & Sprinkler Service • Sprinkler Start Ups $40 • Aerations $40 • Fertilization $30 • Power Rakes $60 & Up • Fence Repair & Painting • Clean Up / Tree service • Laminate/Hardwood Floors • Licensed Plumber
• Dependable • Best Prices • Detailed Great References! We are Family-Owned and Operated
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• Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •
Family owned and serving Golden & Jefferson County since 1955. 24-Hour Service
Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters Service • Repair • Replace
Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance
Get a jump on sprinG projects! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.
SHORTY'S LANDSCAPING "???Need Lawn Mowing???"
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Dry wall repair specialist. 30yrs. Experience, Insured Satisfaction guaranteed Call Ed 720-328-5039
When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: JustDetailsCleaningService.com Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.
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Massa Construction 303-642-3548
Heating • Electrical Air Conditioning
•Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs
Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618
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• Weekly Mowing • Aeration • Power Rake • Fertilization • Sprinkler Install / Repair & Turn On • Sod Install & Repair • Rock Install • Gutter Clean Out Senior Discount - Accepting All Major Credit Cards
(303)427-5342 or 720-470-2870
Weekly Mowing Aeration Fertilizing Hedge Trim Maintenance
John | 303-922-2670
*Snow plowing servicing the Westminster, Northglenn and Thornton areas
Trash & Junk Removal
We take what your trash man won't. Branches, mattresses, appliances, reasonable rates & prompt service 720-333-6832
• Lawn Maintenance •Aerating & Fertilizing, •Power Raking • Landscape •Sod & Rock Work • Res. & Comm. • Fully Insured. Offering Free Fall aerating & fertilizing with a new mowing pkg. (mowing in select areas)
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with a Warranty Starting at $1575
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Commercial • Residential Apartments • Warehouse Deck • Fence Interior • Exterior Repairs • Remodels Only use top quality products Free Estimates
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Motorcycle Repair Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned? Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair
All Makes and Models Small engine repair also
Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172
DEEDON'S PAINTING 40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752
Plumbing AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215
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Your experienced Plumbers.
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Plumbing and Drains
“Targeting All Your Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Needs!” John DeHaan
(720) 357-0198 www.bullseyepad.com
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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Remodeling
Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters
ONLINE TAX PREPERATION
Majestic Tree Service
All types roofs-installs, repairs and certifications. Aluminum seamless gutters. Since 1952 (303)984-0481
Bathroom/kitchen remodeling, repair work, plumbing leaks, water damage. No job too small Window replacement. Serving Jeffco since 1970 (303)237-3231
at competative pricing! • Secure Online Portal • • Upfront Value Pricing •
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Personal Tax Preparation Flexible hours and scheduling
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Tutoring Special - Trained teacher to help children who have difficulty in mastering basic skills.
Rocky Mountain Contractors
Math assistance also available
Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.
Shingles, Flat Roofs, Roof Leak Repairs. 35 years of experience. Free estimates. Butch Metzler (303)422-8826
* Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874
A Tree Stump Removal Company
We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. (720)234-3442 JAY WHITE Tree Service Serving with pride since 1975 Tree & shrub trimming & removals, firewood. Call Jay (303)278-7119
Affordable windows and home remodeling of all kinds. Call Tomas at 303-809-3957 for a free estimate. Based in Arvada.
Snow Removal, Yard clean ups, fall aeration, fertilization, handyman jobs and pooper scooper Interior/Exterior
A Hermanʼs ROOFING Hail Damage? Wind Damage? New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131
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Save $25 on any work over $100 Contact Mark at
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The Celtic Tavern at 1801 Blake St. is in its 13th year of doing business and is ready to branch out by providing Denver’s only Off Track Betting facility. “We have changed as the business grew,” said owner Noel Hickey, “by expanding in 2004 into the space next door, opening Delaney’s cigar bar and lounge. We are now ready for the next change. On April 6, we will open the only Off Track Betting facility in the City and County of Denver. “It will add excitement in both bars. We will open at 10 a.m. every day. On May 4, Kentucky Derby day, we will be hosting one of the biggest Derby day parties seen in Colorado. With the help of our friends at the Ninth Door and Vesta Dipping Grill, the Blake Street trifecta will be the place to be.”
From left, Charles (Brian Landis Folkins), Jack (Richard Cowden) and Henry (Joseph Graves) take on the issues of racism and office etiquette in David Mamet’s “Race.” Courtesy photos
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‘Race’ pushes audience to the Edge Latest production tackles racism, workplace issues
IF YOU GO WHAT: “Race” by David Mamet WHERE: The Edge Theatre 1560 Teller St., Lakewood
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creader@ourcoloradonews. com Lakewood’s The Edge Theatre has become the local go-to spot to see the works of playwright David Mamet, so it should be no surprise that the first production at its new location is a regional premiere of one of Mamet’s most recent works. With his infamous sharp wit and uncompromising gaze, Mamet shines a light on modern race relations and work environment in “Race.” The production will play weekends at the theater, 1560 Teller St., through April 7. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. This is the third Mamet production in three seasons for The Edge, but Rick Yaconis, executive producer and artistic director, said he had to work very hard to get the rights for “Race,” particularly because it has never been done in the region before. He said he wanted the Edge’s first performance in its new home to be a first for the play. “The play takes place in a modern law office, and is about
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Henry (Joseph Graves) is one of two lawyers in David Mamet’s “Race” trying to decide whether they should represent a man accused of rape. two male lawyers — one black, one white — and their young, black, female intern. The team is offered the chance to defend a rich, white executive against charges of raping a young, black woman. “You really see that it’s about the lies people tell, and how there is still racism in the country; it’s just discussed in a more politically correct way.” Yaconis said. Robert Kramer, who directed last year’s production of Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and Yaconis said he was tapped to direct “Race” because he knows what to do with Mamet. “It’s been great, but a chal-
lenge because of the new space and Mamet’s words,” Kramer said. “There’s no intermission in the play, and it almost feels like you’re watching a movie instead of a play.” Since the play tackles such a sensitive topic, Kramer said, the first thing he did with the four actors was sit them down and have several discussions about their experiences dealing with racism. He said the discussions not only helped to refine the characters the actors are playing, but brought the cast closer together. “I really wanted the actors to be advocates for their characters,” Kramer said. “At times
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throughout the story, every character could be found guilty of something, and the audience will decide on its own who is guilty.” Kramer said audience members will see the play through their own perspectives, with all the experience that brings. For example, it is never made clear where the story actually takes place, and audience members will have varying opinions on the setting. “Race” is supposed to spark conversations after the lights come down, and both Kramer and Yaconis said they’re looking forward to that aspect of it. “The outcome is pretty open, and I think it will be interesting for the audience to talk about that,” he said. “I want to hear what they think will happen next and who is really guilty.”
Join Whole Foods Market Denver and Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute for a party to help end poverty around the world from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the McNichols Civic Center Building at the corner of Bannock and Colfax. Taste some of Colorado’s best microbrews and spirits, including a custom limited edition of Pineapple Pale Ale from Denver Beer Co., as well as samples from other micro breweries such as Odell Brewing Co., Crazy Mountain Brewery and Downslope Distilling. Sample food from some of Whole Foods Market food artisans, and create your own party favor with folks from Fresh City Life and the Denver Public Library. Enjoy live music and view an art installation of “India” by Amy K. Wright. All proceeds will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. Learn more at www. wholeplanetfoundation.org. Buy five tickets or more and enter to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market.
Kempe takes Venice
Now that’s Italian! Guests will celebrate in Venetian style to support abused and neglected children during the “Kempe Takes Venice” gala beginning at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Seawell Parker continues on Page 20
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About Your Metro North Chamber of Commerce Established in 1959, your Metro North Chamber of Commerce is the premier business representative for the Metro North region representing over 1,000 businesses in Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Dacono, Erie, Federal Heights, Firestone, Frederick, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
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Upcoming MNCC Connection Opportunities Your Metro North Chamber provides on-going opportunities for business professionals to connect with other business professionals and to have access to relevant information that impacts our communities.
MNCC Development Council Breakfast on Housing Tuesday, April 2nd from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Noah’s Event Center (11885 N. Bradburn Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031)
MNCC Ambassador Meeting Tuesday, April 9th from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80023)
MNCC BGA Meetings every Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80023)
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MNCC Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) Meeting Tuesday, April 9th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office (14583 Orchard Pkwy., #300, Westminster, CO 80234)
MNCC Tuesday Leads Group from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Lone Star Steakhouse (237 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80023) MNCC Thursday Leads Group from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Egg & I (885 Thornton Pkwy., Thornton, CO 80229)
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Grand Ballroom at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Kempe Foundation, which provides the education, advocacy and fundraising support for The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. Italian-style dinner. The program will include a tribute to Dr. C. Henry Kempe’s lasting legacy, a success story as told by child-abuse survivor Althea Austin Flaherty, an artistic performance with an Italian flair, the comedy of local favorite (and my former Rocky Mountain News colleague) Sam Adams, and a live auction. Following the program, one of Denver’s hottest dance bands Soul X will perform until 11 p.m. Community leader and longtime Kempe supporter Gail Johnson will receive the 2013 Kempe Community Award, and presiding judge of the Denver Juvenile Court, Karen M. Ashby, will receive the 2013 Kempe Professional Award. “The evening’s purpose is to celebrate the children and families served by The Kempe Center and the many individuals who make this important work possible,” said Patricia Peterson, president and CEO of The Kempe Foundation. “Our planning committee has designed an event that will foster camaraderie for all of our guests and offer a variety of entertainment sure to please everyone.” Additional event details, tickets and sponsorships are available by calling 303864-5312 or online at www. kempe.org/gala.
Tamayo adds bottomless brunch
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Tamayo, the 12-year-old Larimer Square high-end Mexican spot that recently went through a major renovation, has upped the ante on brunch.
Some gal pals and I got invited to a friends and family tire-kicking tryout of brunch on Sunday, which featured a $35 all-you-can-eat and drink “bottomless Margarita bunch” for $35. But the “drink” part isn’t limited to Margaritas. Mimosas made with traditional orange juice, guave, mango or blood orange, as well as Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias are included. And, if you’re a teetotaler, the price drops to $20; $10 for children 12 and under. The menu includes sopas y ensaladas, antojitos (starters), tacos and tortas and cazuelas (baked eggs).
Glass Half Full, the stand-alone bar inside Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, unveiled its cocktail menu available to moviegoers when the theater and bar opened this week. The bar pours locally distilled spirits from companies such as Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Leopold Bros., as well as a seasonal cocktail menu curated by award-winning Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris. “With the signature drinks at Glass Half Full, we’re trying to bridge the gap between the beer drinker and the cocktail drinker,” said Norris. “Local beer like Left Hand Milk Stout finds its way into cocktails, and beer components like hops and malt find their way into classic drinks like daiquiris and gimlets. Craft brewers spend so much time creating flavor in their brews that we just want to build on the templates they’re laying down for us.” More information at http://drafthouse.com/denver/littleton.
sage he sent to colleagues, friends and family. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from Dean Foods as general manager of Robinson Dairy, due to a sweeping restructure, effective March 31. Leading the Robinson Dairy team has been a tremendously rewarding experience. I wish everyone at Dean Foods the very best, and for the opportunity to work with these truly talented people, I am, and always will be, grateful. “Since relocating from Houston, the last 12 years in Denver have been the most fulfilling years of my life. This focused, collaborative and energetic community welcomed me and my family with open arms. Valerie and I plan to continue to live in Colorado as I pursue other career opportunities. I look forward to our continued friendship and appreciate the support from each of you. Please keep in touch as new opportunities unfold in the future.” I asked Walling, who is a personal friend as well as a huge supporter of my favorite breast cancer charity, Sense of Security, to send me some thoughts about his separation from the Robinson folks. He said, “I am fortunate and privileged to have led the Robinson Dairy team and been associated with two Colorado leaders, Dick and Eddie Robinson. I will truly miss these talented friends and thank them for 12 successful and rewarding years.” Sal Siraguse, Robinson Dairy account manager, said, “Charlie will be missed. Great guy, great boss and so much fun to be around! We are very sad to see him leave Robinson Dairy.”
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Charlie Walling, one of the most amiable big-shots I know, is leaving Dean Foods as general manager of Robinson Dairy, effective March 31. Walling’s departure is a result of a “sweeping restructuring,” he said in a recent goodbye email mes-
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Oblios Pizzeria has made an application with the city to move into the old Fleur Bistro spot at 1225 Logan St. in Capitol Hill. Oblios already has a thriving Park Hill location at 6115 E. 22nd Ave. Many fans call Oblios a friendly, old Italian neighborhood pizzeria. Besides pizza, Oblios serves calzones, lasagna, salads and Italian
and meatball sandwiches. Fleur Bistro opened in 2011, but lasted less than two years, closing with little notice in late October.
Sublurbia: Easter options
Looking for Easter specials around the metro area? Here are a few options for the March 31 holiday: Baca at The Inverness Hotel, Arapahoe County: The Garden Terrace’s award-winning Brunch for your Easter celebration. $49.95, adults; $23.95, kids 6-10; 5 and under free. 200 Inverness Drive West, off I-25 and County Line Road, www.invernesshotel.com/ baca/. The Briarwood Inn, Golden: Open for champagne brunch Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sunday (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). 1630 8th St., Golden, www.thebriarwoodinn.com. Kachina Southwestern Grill, Westminster: Kachina will be offering Cowboys & Indians Brunch on Easter. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids 8 and under eat free. The brunch also features Bullseye Bloody Mary Bar & Cisco Kids Room. 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, www.kachinagrill.com. Shanahan’s Steakhouse, Denver: Shanahan’s will be featuring a $59, threecourse menu that includes prime rib, filet mignon and fresh seafood. In addition, Shanahan’s will be offering its full menu and children’s menu. 5085 S. Syracuse St., Denver Tech Center, www. shanahanssteakhouse.com. Trapper’s Chop House (fourth floor of the Holiday Inn Select), Parker: Trapper’s Easter brunch features a prime rib and honey ham carving station, pancake and omelet bar, eggs Benedict, assorted salads and more. Adults, $29.95; children, $19.95. 19308 Cottonwood Drive, Parker, www.trapperschophouse. com.
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Legacy soccer beats Standley Lake in OT Beaulieu’s OT goal keeps Lightning perfect on the season By Jonathan Maness
email@example.com ARVADA — The Legacy girls soccer team continues to find a way to win. The Lightning overcame a first-half deficit on March 21 to rally and beat Standley Lake, 2-1 at the North Area Athletic Complex. “We didn’t sit back after we got the tie,” Legacy coach David Castro said. “We weren’t going to accept anything less than a win.” Brooke Williams rebounded senior Lauren Cook’s corner kick and beat Gators’ Krissy Collins for the Lightning’ first goal midway through the second half and tied the game at 1. In overtime, Jasmine Beaulieu scored the game-winner barely two minutes into the extra period to give Legacy the victory. It was another telling victory for the Lightning, who improved to 5-0 on the season. While Legacy hasn’t been blowing teams away early in the season, the veteran squad is finding a way to win games. The Lightning, who are currently ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, have won their three previous games by only one goal.
“We are just playing hard, and the girls aren’t sitting back,” Castro said. Legacy has six returning starters, including junior Kelsey Killean — who has already signed with Georgia. Killean is leading the Lightning with four goals this season, while Cook has two goals and three assists. Standley Lake took advantage in the first half and got on the scoreboard first when Taylor McRae rebounded Emily Ashmore’s shot and found an open net for the goal. However, those were the only two shots on goal the Gators could muster against the tough Legacy squad. “(Legacy) is a very talented squad,” Standley Lake coach Jeff Vigil said. “You could tell they came out in the second half and pressured us, and we wilted by giving up the one (goal).” It was the first loss for the Gators, who dropped to 3-1-1 overall. On Mar. 22, Standley Lake beat Jeffco League rival Pomona 2-1. Andra Thaden and Shelby McBain each scored goals for the Gators. Haylee Harris had the lone goal for Pomona. The Gators have two more non-conference games, before entering conference play on Apr. 2 against Arvada West. They are at Niwot on Friday and at George Washington on Apr. 1. The Lightning open Front Range League play on Apr. 4, when they face rival Mountain Range.
Legacy’s Mady Huber looks for an open teammate during the Lightnings’ matchup with Standley Lake March 21 at the NAAC. Photo by Jonathan Maness
Malacarne plays in All-Star game Asmus, Lopez makes Jeffco League first team By Jonathan Maness
Northglenn’s Jose Quezada delivers a pitch during the Norse’s 9-0 win over Mountain Range at Larry Walker Field on March 21. Photo by Jonathan Maness
Norse start baseball season strong Northglenn tops Mountain Range to stay perfect By Jonathan Maness
firstname.lastname@example.org NORTHGLENN — The Northglenn High School baseball team has been flying under the radar for the first part of the season. The Norse, who are a perfect 4-0, have been finding a way to get the job done both at the plate and on the field. Through four games, Northglenn have outscored its opponents 37-14 and took care of business on Mar. 21 by shutting down rival Mountain Range 9-0 at Larry Walker Field. “It always feels good to have a good start to the season,” Norse’ coach Hugo Garcia said. “But our goal is to play strong in May heading into the playoffs.” Garcia has a veteran squad to work with, many of which saw the field last season when Northglenn had its season come to an end in a 9-0 defeat to Regis Jesuit in the opening round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Both senior Jacob Saunders and junior Pedro Montes saw extended time last year, and both have been stellar so far this season. Saunders, who is Northglenn’s catcher, has a team-high nine hits — including four doubles and a triple. In the Norse’s win over Pomona, Saunders had three RBIs and a triple. Montes, who splits time between catcher and pitcher, leads Northglenn with 11 RBIs.
He drove in five runs during the Norse’s 11-5 win over Fairview. Montes also earned the win against Pomona by striking out six in five innings. “Our experience is our strength,” Garcia said. “We have a good balance of seniors and juniors that play major roles for us. Our experience has carried us early because most teams have not been able to be outside and practice due to our extremely wet weather.” Montes is one of three players that has earned wins for Northglenn on the mound, Tristan Dean and Jose Quezada also have gotten victories. Dean had a team-high four wins last season and Quezada earned the shutout win against Mountain Range, allowing only four hits and striking out 11 batters. The Mustangs have also been on a roll this season, winning both of their games going into their matchup with Northglenn. Mountain Range cruised to a 14-2 win over Thornton, with senior Matt Maestas driving in two home runs and going a perfect 4 for 4 from the plate — scoring four runs and driving in eight more. The Mustangs also squeaked out a win against Valor Christian the season opener, beating the Eagles 5-4. Maestas and Noah Draper each had three hits in the win. Both Mountain Range and Northglenn will spend spring break in Arizona, the Mustangs will play in the Greenway Festival tournament while the Norse in the Big League Dugout.
ARVADA — Skyview senior Laura Malacarne participated in the Colorado Coaches of Class 4A Girls Sports All-State game March 24 at Arvada West High School. Malacarne played for the Blue squad, which won 85-58. She had three points in the victory. Malacarne also was chosen to the Colorado 7 all-conference first-team. She averaged six point a game for the Wolverines and led the team with six boards a game. She played all four years on the varsity squad for the Wolverines, who won 41 games over that stretch. She also has a 3.4 GPA. She was also voted by Colorado High School Coaches Associations to play in the 57th girls basketball All-State game this summer in Alamosa.
RADER, JIMENEZ LEAD RED SQUAD
The Horizon senior duo of Gabby Jimenez and Kaylie Rader led the Red squad to a 91-59 win in 5A Girls Sports AllState game. Rader scored a game-best 28 points, while Jimenez had 10.
ASMUS, LOPEZ MAKES FIRST TEAM
Standley Lake’s Marcus Asmus and Haley Lopez were chosen to the Jefferson County League first-team all-conference team. Asmus, who is a junior, led the Gators with 19.1 points and 12 boards a game. He finished the regular season, scoring a career-best 39 points and 21 rebounds. Lopez, who is a senior, led the Standley Lake’s girls squad with 11.5 points and a team-high 19 three-pointers. Sara Shileny and Casey Torbet were honorable mention for the Standley Lake girls, while Dylan Critchfield and Connor Durant were honorable mentions for the Gators’ boys.
WOLVERINES CONTINUE TO DOMINATE:
Skyview girls’ soccer team continued its
Skyview’s senior Laura Malacarne participated in the Colorado Coaches of Class 4A Girls Sports All-State game March 24 at Arvada West High School. Photo by Christopher Kemm dominating way on Mar. 21, beating Fort Lupton 10-0. The Wolverines scored six goals in the first half and four in the second. With the win, Skyview improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Colorado 7 League. The Wolverines have now outscored their opponents 40-0.
GATORS STAY PERFECT
Senior Alec Jarhman went 3 for 4 and had three RBIs to help the Gators beat Temple City (Calif.) 14-5 on Mar. 21. Junior Matt Fujinami scored four runs in the win and had two steals, while Dylan Sherry earned the win on the mound. Standley Lake improved to 4-0 overall.
MUSTANGS TOP SPARTANS
Mountain Range girls’ tennis team improved to 2-2 on the season, after beating Greeley West 6-1 on Mar. 21. The Mustangs swept all four doubles matches and got wins from No. 1 singles Katie Kirby and No. 2 singles Kristen Kirby.
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Franco enlightened on new (yellow brick) road to ‘Oz’ By Tim Lammers Sure, there’s a monstrous amount of pressure on the new fantasy adventure “Oz the Great and Powerful” and for the right reasons. After all, it’s a prequel to one of the most beloved films of all time with “The Wizard of Oz,” which continues to captivate audiences more than 70 years after its release in 1939. Still and all, “Oz” star James Franco said he can’t let himself get intimated by any built-in expectations that go with film, especially given the fact that “The Wizard of Oz” hardly featured the Wizard (Frank Morgan) at all in comparison to the fearless foursome that traveled down the yellow brick road. “The idea of getting a chance to see the history of the man behind the curtain was one of, if not the initial spark, that made producer Joe Roth green-light the script,” Franco told me in a recent interview. “I knew the character of Oz, the protagonist, would be different. Our emissary into Oz would no longer be an innocent young woman — it was a man who would be anything but innocent — who could bounce off the world and not quite fit in, and all of that stumbling through Oz could be played for comedy.” Now playing in 2D and 3D theaters and on IMAX screens nationwide, “Oz the Great and Powerful” has already earned more than $150 million at the North American box office, and with an additional $136 million in overseas ticket sales, its studio, Walt Disney Pictures, is already planning a sequel. The film follows the beginnings of L. Frank Baum’s legendary character, Oscar Diggs (Franco), a scheming, small-time circus magician who is whisked away in a hotair balloon from the swirling dust of Kansas and dropped in the mystical, vibrant land of Oz. Seen as a prophetic figure who will save the land and its residents from a mysterious
“Oz the Great and Powerful” star James Franco. Photo courtesy Walt Disney Pictures
evil force, Oscar at first meets witch sisters Theodora (Mila Kunis) and Evanora (Rachel Weisz), who are not quite convinced that the new visitor is all that he claims to because of his obvious lust for fame and riches. Sent by the sisters on a mission to destroy an “evil” witch in the Dark Forest, Oscar soon finds out she is actually Glinda (Michelle Williams), a good witch who is quite aware of the magician’s shady motivation. Still, she has faith that Oscar has the capability to be a great man — and ultimately, the great and powerful Wizard of Oz.
“Oz the Great and Powerful” marks the fourth time the “127 Hours” Oscar nominee has worked with director Sam Raimi, following the actor’s stint as Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) best friend-turned-nemesis Harry Osborn in the director’s “SpiderMan” trilogy. Franco, 35, said he was relieved to play a good guy for Raimi in “Oz the Great and Powerful,” because, while they got along working on the “Spider-Man” films together, he felt the director found it easier to relate to Peter than Harry — and it made a difference on the set. “In those films I was a supporting char-
acter, and not only that, Harry wanted to kill Peter Parker because he thought Peter killed Harry’s father,” Franco explained. “Sam identifies very closely with a lot of his characters, and because he identified so closely with Peter Parker, I think he was little uncomfortable around me at times. I felt like I wasn’t getting the same amount of love from Sam as Tobey was, just because of the characters we were playing.” That’s not to say Raimi was cruel to Franco, the actor added, he just felt “secondary.” “In this film, I’m playing the lead character and I think Oscar Diggs is more in the mold of Sam’s earlier protagonists like Bruce Campbell’s character in ‘The Evil Dead’ films,” Franco observed. “With ‘Oz,’ I was finally in the full sunlight of Sam’s love.” The bonus, Franco added, was that, as visually spectacular as “Oz the Great and Powerful” is, he knew (based on his “SpiderMan” experiences) Raimi was as invested in the emotions of the characters as he in was the film’s look. “I had the same faith that Sam, (production designer) Robert Stromberg, (visual effects supervisor) Scott Stokdyk and all the visual effects people would create a visually stunning version of Oz, but Sam also had a huge part in designing my character,” Franco said. “This is why the character also has a journey. This is not just a travelogue film through a fantastical land with great visuals. It’s not just a physical journey, it’s an inner-journey. The character starts off in a rather low place — he’s a bit of a cad and very selfish, then moves on to becoming a better man.” Tim Lammers is a syndicated movie reporter whose work appears on more than 50 TV news and entertainment websites across the country. You can see Tim’s work on his website, StrictlyCinema.com, and follow his tweets at Twitter.com/TimLammersFilms. You can also “Like” Tim on Facebook.com/StrictlyCinema.
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The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a late-night shooting outside an unincorporated Adams County bar that injured an unidentified woman. Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Paul Gregory said the incident began shortly after 2 a.m. March 22 at the
Prime Sports Bar, 8101 North Washington St., after a disturbance took place inside the bar. Gregory said an unidentified male suspect was escorted from the bar, got into his car and fired a single round from his car as he drove away. Gregory said that round struck an unidentified woman, who was standing outside the bar. The woman, who suffered non-life
threatening injuries to her leg, was taken to Denver General Hospital in an unknown condition. Her name was being withheld as of Monday as the investigation continues, Gregory said. Gregory said a male suspect is in custody for the shooting but had not been arrested or charged as of press time Monday. “I think we’re pretty well set with the sus-
pect part of the investigation, so we’re not looking for public help or anything like that at this time,” Gregory said. “It sounds like we’re pretty confident about who it is.” Gregory said the name of the suspect as well as how he was identified is also being withheld, citing the ongoing investigation.
WESTMINSTER POLICE BRIEFS Second-degree burglary, theft: An officer took a burglary report March 15 from a 20-year-old Westminster woman. She said that her residence in the 8200 block of North Sheridan Boulevard was illegally entered and someone took her Xbox 360 and four games. No other items appeared to be missing. There is no suspect information.
Identity theft: An 18-year-old man gave an identity theft report March 13. He said he is a college student in Trinidad and arrived home in Westminster to find mail from the Internal Revenue Service stating he owed $1,026 for his 2012 tax filing. He said he was not employed the entire year and was advised by the IRS to make a police report.
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Someone used his name, address and Social Security number. An officer told the man to place a fraud alert with Equifax credit reporting bureau. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: On March 12, a property manager of Broadstone at the Ranch Apartment complex at 2830 116th Place reported an illegal entry and vandalism to one of the units that was getting prepared for a new tenant. Someone entered the unit and spray painted all the walls with black paint.
The blinds were ripped down from the secondary bedroom, and the bathroom tub had been stopped with water left running. A window was found open and was thought to be the entry point. The entire apartment will have to be primered and re-painted, according to the manager. Cost of repairs is estimated at $200. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched March 11 to the 11100 block of Alcott Street in reference to a burglary
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of a garage. A 37-year-old man said someone entered his garage and stole tools and snowboard equipment totaling $1,600 in value. He advised that his Jeep had been stolen a few weeks prior, but had since been located and returned to him. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched March 10 to a business at 7102 Raleigh St. in reference to an attempted burglary. A 58-year-old Lakewood man said someone tried to pry open the door to the business. It did not appear that entry was made. Damage to the door was estimated at $500. There is no suspect information. Theft: An officer was
dispatched March 10 to Walmart at 9499 Sheridan Blvd. in reference to a theft. The loss-prevention officer said a 20-year-old Estes Park woman and a 22-yearold Loveland man entered the electronics department. The man selected a computer valued at $698 and placed it in the shopping cart. The woman then pushed the cart toward the front of the store, attempting to leave without paying for the computer. When the loss-prevention officer contacted her, the woman grabbed her child, who was sitting in the cart, and ran out of the store to a car. A Westminster officer contacted the couple in the 9100 block of Sheridan Boulevard. Both were issued summonses and later released.
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Horizon High School senior Kevin Loeffler is one of just 40 students who will head to college in the fall with a full-ride scholarship from the Boettcher Foundation. More than 1,300 students apply for the prestigious award each year. “I was really happy to receive the Boettcher Scholarship. It’s a huge stress off my shoulders,” he said. “I’ve been filing out scholarship applications every week, trying to cover as much of the cost as I could, so now I don’t have to do that any more.” The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is merit-based, and recipients must attend a college within Colorado. In order to apply o for an award, seniors must be in the top five an percent of their class, and have a combined heft. score of at least 1200 on the SAT or a score offi-of at least 27 on the ACT. stes Loeffler said his dedication to a technolyear- ogy-based community-service project is red what set him apart. ment. Loeffler’s mom, a teacher at Cherry Drive Elementary, really wanted a SMART Board 98 for her classroom. After grant funding for op- the board fell through, Loeffler decided to hen take the situation into his own hands. the He learned online about Wiimote mpt- Whiteboards, which function much like ying
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from you. The next Community Coffee is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. Come and chat about issues important to you. Community coffee is planned every fourth Thursday.
SOCK HOP Friends of Broomfield plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The event is the Friends annual sock hop. Slick back your hair and put your poodle skirts on because this is a night you won’t want to miss. The night will be filled with music, snacks, floats and plenty of games. Awards will be given to the best costumes so make sure and dress to impress. We have music that will make you jive and games that will keep you laughing. Sign up by Monday, March 25. The event is at Friends of Broomfield, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. Call 303-404-0123 or visit www.friendsofbroomfield.org for information on costs and to register. AQUARIUM SNORKELING As part of the Recreational Al-
ternative Programming series, youth ages 11 to 18 can have a snorkeling adventure at the Downtown Aquarium. Participants should be comfortable in water. All equipment and instruction is provided. Price includes a T-shirt, admission and a coupon to the aquarium restaurant. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www. northglenn.org/recxpress to register. RECXPRESS CODE: 16415. Trip lasts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28; meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive.
CAPTAINS MEETING Northglenn is hosting a Neighborhood
Watch Block Captains meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March
28, at the Northglenn Senir Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The meeting will cover creating an effective Neighborhood Watch group, obtaining roll-offs for active groups, code enforcement and personal safety. The group will also be discussing the Neighborhood Watch Summer Kick Off on June 26 and National Night Out on Aug. 6. For more information, please contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY/MARCH 29 AMAZING WOMEN Author and speaker Preethi Burkholder will doing a Powerpoint and narrative presentation at 12:45 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd. Learn about some of the most amazing women of our time including Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, Marie Curie and more. All these women were ordinary women who overcame all their obstacles and went on to do extraordinary things. The tone of the presentation is light, informative, entertaining and inspiring. Autographed copies of “17 Women Who Shook the World” available for purchase. EASTER BREAKFAST/HUNT Enjoy a hot breakfast before heading out to the backyard to see what the Easter Bunny left in this Festive Friday event at 9 a.m. Friday, March 29, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801. For people ages 55 and over. SATURDAY/MARCH 30 FIRST AID An At Home Along plus first aid workshop by Kidproof shows children ages 10-13 how to look after themselves if they spend a few hours home alone before or after school. The class is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the
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EGG HUNT Barr Lake State Park celebrates spring with its second annual Easter egg hunt for ages 3-7 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30. The Easter Bunny will join the fun, too. The hunt is at the Nature Center at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton. Space is limited; call 303-6596005 for reservations. GOD ENCOUNTER Former Ethiopian prime minister Tamrat Layne tells about his controversial “encounter with God” in an exclusive filmed interview. The film will be aired at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. After serving as prime minister, Layne was convicted of corruption charges and served 12 years in prison. During his incarceration, Layne claims he experienced a supernatural visit from God. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. JAZZ CONCERT Join Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401
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WILDLIFE ART Discover wild animals from Australia, South America and Africa, from giant lizards and poisonous frogs to deadly snakes. Use a variety of fun art techniques to examine these fascinating inhabitants of our planet. The 8-week session for ages 6-12 meets from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 to May 22 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Bring a healthy snack each week. Register by March 29 at www.arvada.org/nature. Instructor is David Sullivan.
urday, March 30 at Jammin Joe’s, 9262 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Crucified Barbara is touring in support of its third album, “The Midnight Chase,” which released in 2012 on Nuclear Blast Records. The new music video for “Rock Me Like The Devil,” taken from The Midnight Chase, can be streamed.
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ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES Are you iffy about insects but bursting about butterflies? Would you like to learn how to attract butterflies to your garden at home this spring and summer? Join Majestic View Nature Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and go home with the know-how and some materials to get you started on your garden. The center is at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. For ages 10 and older. Sign up early; visit www.arvada.org/nature. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/APRIL 4-5 MUSICAL AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for the musical “Curtains” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4-5 at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Chorus dance call is in Denver on April 8, and New York City auditions are April 15-17. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.
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