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Longtime Westy store to close By Ashley Reimers It’s been 28 years since Bill Heasty bought his first Newsland store. And now, sadly, he will be closing his fifth and final store in Westminster. By the end of this month, Newsland will be no more. In 1985, Heasty bought an existing Newsland store, which specializes in magazines, newspapers and books, in Aurora. Three years later, he opened the Westminster store followed by three others in the Denver-metro area. At that time, business was booming with a total of 1,500 customers coming in a day at all five stores, 350 customers a day at the Westminster location alone. “We were seeing 20 customers an hour at the Westminster store,” he said. But after interest in the Internet started to grow in the mid-1990s, Heasty said that’s when he started to see a change. He said people started spending their time messing with electronic devices, rather than reading magazines. “It’s how people choose to spend their time, and they do it by using electronic devices and that started to take over everything,” he said. “People get these smart phones and they spend hours learning how to use them and they end up not having any free time to do anything else other than playing with them.” Over the years Heasty was forced to close each store one-by-one because he didn’t have the money or the time to invest in each one. He closed his biggest store in Aurora four-and-a-half years ago. He said even by closing his other stores and other book stores closing, like Borders, he still never saw a difference in sales or revenue. “Every time something happened that I thought would make a positive difference, I didn’t see anything,” he said. Heasty’s decision so purchase a News-

Bill Heasty will close the doors of his last Newsland store in Westminster after 40 years of business on April 30. Photo by Ashley Reimers land was simple — he was a lover of newspapers. He said he grew up with both parents always reading a newspaper. So in turn, he became a newspaper reader. He says he loves knowledge he gains from reading. “Newsland is a place of knowledge. It’s a place where people can talk about things, what’s right and what’ wrong,” he said. “It’s a place people want to go to, not a place

that they have to go to like the gas station or the grocery store.” Although it’s sad to think a longtime Westminster business is closing, Heasty doesn’t look at it like that. He said he’s enjoyed every day at work and the interesting people he’s met along the way. But he has tons of retirement plans come May 1. He won’t be taking it easy, he’ll

be busy riding his mountain bike and hitting the slopes. “My wife and I love to camp and go hiking. I love to play sports and I love to ski,” he said. “I’ll have a lot to do after this place closes. But I will miss the people and the access to the product.” Newsland, at 9295 Federal Blvd. in Westminster, will close on April 30. All products are discounted leading up to the closure.

Commissioners repeal jail cap Elections bill stirs passions By Darin Moriki

dmoriki@ourcoloradonews. com Some city officials say they were pleased with a sweeping resolution that will repeal the county’s jail cap and associated inmate fee system but will wait to see what the Sheriff’s Office will do over the next few weeks. The move, which was unanimously approved without discussion by the Adams County commissioners during their April 15 meeting, rescinded the caps placed on the number of inmates who can be sent by cities to the county jail and the $45 daily fee assessed to cities who exceeded allotted caps. “I’m very encouraged that the commissioners acknowledge that municipalities and the county have a genuine need for municipal inmates to be in the county jail,” Ward 3 City Councilwoman Beth Humenik said. “However, to the best of my knowledge, the sheriff’s position has not changed. It is my understanding that the sheriff will have

an announcement coming out soon so we are waiting to hear what the sheriff’s response will be.” The cap restrictions, which began on Jan. 1, 2012, previously stood at 30 and was divided among nine municipalities based on their population in Adams County. The caps, set by Sheriff Doug Darr, were as follows: Thornton, eight; Westminster, five; Aurora and Commerce City, four apiece; Northglenn and Brighton, three each; and one each for Federal Heights, Arvada and Bennett. The commissioners later approved a resolution in October 2012 to double the initial soft jail cap to 60, waive all cap-related fees incurred by the municipalities beginning on Jan. 1, 2012, and allow the Sheriff’s Office to 13 certified deputies to ease staffing crunches. But efforts to pass the measures were delayed twice — once in December 2012 and again in January 2013. “The repeal is a great deal for us and all the surrounding cities in Adams County,” Northglenn

Ward I City Councilman Wayne Dodge said. “Everything is about money. I know his (Darr) issue is money and our issue is money, but when you keep pushing it downhill our way, it affects everyone downhill.” The move also came on the heels of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee’s recommendation “to staff a total of 1,255 beds, located in a total of eight dorms, in an effort to alleviate, to the degree possible, the jail-wide bed shortage including the existing municipal court bed cap issue.” The committee, which was established in September 2011 by the commissioners, began meeting in May 2012 and are tasked with resolving staffing and management issues in the jail. “It is thought, with reasonable expectation, that staffing for the 1,255 beds would provide all jurisdictions more available jail beds,” Adams County District Court Judge and Committee Chair C. Vincent Phelps said in an April 15 letter addressed to the Commissioners.


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Democrats see more involvement; Republicans predict greater fraud By Vic Vela A Democratic-sponsored bill that would put in place sweeping changes to how Colorado elections are conducted passed a state legislative committee on April 15, following a lengthy and heavily debated hearing that went deep into the night. House Bill 1303 would change the state’s election code to allow for same-day voter registration and would put ballots in the mailboxes of every registered voter. The bill also would do away with a system where “inactive” voters — those who did not vote in the previous election — do not continue to receive mail-in ballots. Democrats say the changes would encourage more involvement in the voting process, and would save taxpayer dollars on things like voting equipment, because fewer people would need to vote in person. The bill’s sponsors argue that Colorado voters want greater voting access and that legislators should respond to their desires. “People have demanded that we reform our elections system, and it is time for us to design an election system around our voters,” House Majority Leader Dick-

ey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, a bill sponsor, told members of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. But Republicans argue that the changes could lead to greater voting fraud and that the Democrats’ efforts on the bill are self-serving attempts to boost their own party’s voter rolls. Applause erupted from the audience when Rep. Tim Dore, RElizabeth, questioned the sponsors’ motives, telling committee members, “I don’t hear the outcry from voters.” “I’m trying to get my arms around why we’re doing this,” he said. The bill passed the Democratic-controlled committee on a 7-4 vote, on the heels of a hearing that lasted more than seven hours. Among those who testified was Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson, a Republican who is the president of the Colorado County Clerks Association, who said the bill puts “ballots in the hands of voters in a cost-effective manner.” “As a whole, over three quarters of (CCCA members) support this legislation as an important and timely policy that looks to the future,” Anderson said. Anderson also tried to alleviate the concerns that mailing ballots to every registered voter in the state would lead to greater voting fraud. She said the bill would provide “necessary security for the (voting) system” and that there Vote continues on Page 24


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Sign language speaks of community Nadelle Payne, a high school teacher of American Sign Language, can go all day without talking to someone other than her students. She is deaf. “I can pass people in the hall and say `Hi,’” she says through an interpreter. “But not a conversation.” So, on a recent Saturday, she and about 25 other deaf women and men, including high school and college students studying ASL, gathered at a Starbucks in Highlands Ranch to talk. The conversations — lively, graceful, expressive — continued for hours. Fingers moved swiftly. Arms glided, up and down, back and forth. Emotion danced across animated faces. All of it, together, words without sound spinning eloquent stories, woven in a warmth born of shared community. “To immerse ourselves in our own language” is a gift, a reprieve from the isolation that comes with being deaf, Payne says. “Hearing people can talk every day, on the phone … all the time. We talk when we have someone to sign with.” The monthly Starbucks gathering is one of many in the area designed to nurture connection and fellowship among a populace defined by its unique communication and culture. There are deaf social chats at restaurants in Boulder and Castle Rock, silent bowling nights at an alley in Lone Tree, festivals and ASL performances at Rocky Mountain School for the Deaf in Lakewood, an ASL haunted house night during Halloween, a deaf social chat in Superior, a meeting for deaf senior citizens in Denver. “It is like you are going to deaf Mecca where there are all deaf native signers,” says Michelle Stricklen, an ASL instructor at Front Range Community College who is deaf.

“It is,” she says in an email, “phenomenal to me.” Pam Meadows, a Castle Rock resident and California transplant who has been deaf since birth, started the monthly socials at the Highlands Ranch Starbucks about 2½ years ago. “We come here to socialize,” she says through her friend Dawn Davies, a Littleton schools counselor who is not deaf and is interpreting. “But it also helps ASL students so they can experience what deaf people are like.” Davies, who began learning to sign in first grade, attends many of these events to visit with friends. But as a school counselor she also helps introduce first-timers, particularly students, to the group. “I like to help bridge the gap a little bit.” A handful of high school students from Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch are here this day. It is their second visit. They come to practice signing, but they’ve picked up on some other aspects of deaf culture, too. “They’re really close,” Shawna Doughten says. “You can talk across the room,” Makayla Elms says with a smile. “They’re not different,” Paige Luke says. “Other people think they’re handicapped, but they’re not.” The three teens, along with Kayla Hendrickson from Castle Rock, have fallen in love with the language. “It’s just so expressive,” Hendrickson says. “I love how it’s really metaphoric … how you can kind of get creative with it.”

“When you’re describing stuff, you’re supposed to try to create a picture,” Elms says. “You use a lot of motion,” Luke says. The language is actually more straightforward, points out Jazelle Edwards, 9, here with her mother, who is deaf. She is not, though. “You don’t have to say the little words,” such as “and” and “the.” “Sign language is so much fun to talk,” says Clay Amos, who with his fiancee Ivy Oswald recently moved from Pennsylvania. They’ve come to meet new people. Although both are deaf, Amos can lip read and speak; Oswald has a cochlear implant, which allows her to hear, and she can speak. “It’s feelings,” Amos says about signing. “It makes you laugh.” “It is,” Oswald says with a smile, “theatrical.” And just like a spoken language, it has tones and accents, the students say. “People have tones with their voice,” Hendrickson says. “You kind of have a tone of your sign. Everyone signs differently.” George Veditz, former president of the National Association of the Deaf, said this about sign language in 1913: “It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people.” And it is beautiful. To watch people sign is to watch stories unfold like the lyrical melody of a song. You can sense the happiness, the sadness, the excitement, the disappointment — even when you don’t know what the signs mean. But that inability to understand often creates discomfort among those who can’t communicate back, similar to being in a country whose language is not your own. “Many people are intimidated by us,” Payne acknowledges. “It takes a lot of effort for hearing people to communicate” with those who can’t hear. Stricklen tells the story of asking a flight attendant for a menu and being


45,223 people are deaf 386,905 are hard of hearing 93 percent of deaf children are born into hearing families

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deaf or hard of hearing Source: Colorado Coalition for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, based on the 2009 Colorado census

given one in Braille. “I told her, ‘No, I just need regular.’ Am I blind?” At the other end of the spectrum, Payne says, “we are afraid we will be misunderstood.” The key, as with anyone who doesn’t know your language, is to try. “We like having friends,” Payne says. “We like it when people make an effort to try and communicate.” On this day, around the tables in the coffee shop, the barriers are down. Two women stand by the door, lost in conversation, eyes focused on each other’s signs. Next to them, Makayla Elms and Paige Luke are signing with little Jazelle and her older brother. Nearby, Payne, Davies and Meadows are in deep conversation with a group clustered in chairs. And at the tall table across the way is Oswald, hands moving, fingers working, animated as she and Amos sign with new friends. A peacefulness of sorts quietly connects them all. They are, in a sense, home. Watch, and listen carefully. The silence speaks loudly. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303566-4110.




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Art Gallery 3698 in Westminster is hosting a pottery show until April 30. The gallery hours are 12-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 3698 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Clay works featured at art gallery By Ashley Reimers It’s the first of its kind, a juried pottery art show at Art Gallery 3698. The show will feature more than 15 artists from the Denver-metro area displaying a variety of pottery. “We were looking to do something different and you never really hear of pottery shows, especially juried pottery,” said Rosie McGraw, Paletteers member and show coordinator. “So this month we picked pottery and it’s been so much fun.” The reception and the awards ceremony was April 13, but the show will continue to run until April 30 at the gallery, 3698 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. McGraw, a potter herself, brought in her former pottery instruction Bob Smith, a nationally known potter, to jury the show. The top awards given were: best of show to Sabra Kuykendall, first place to Judi

Mitchell, second place to Heidi Meissner, third Place to Steve Bober and three honorable mentions to Robert Schroeder, Judith Snyder and Diana Wilson. “We did a lot of marketing to get the word out to artists about this show,” McGraw said. “And we had a great turnout and that was really cool. All of the artists were just so excited to actually be a part of a juried show.” McGraw said juried pottery shows are limited because many times there isn’t enough space for the pieces, which can be quite large. But at Art Gallery 3698 space wasn’t an issue with over 50 pieces on display some as tall as three feet high. “The variety in the show is just incredible,” she said. “For people who have never been exposed to pottery or clay art, this is a chance to get a great education on all of the different types out there.” All of the pieces are also available for purchase. For more information call 303487-1981.

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or people in search of a new home, the race is on. Nowadays homes up for sale are going under contract within one to two days, forcing buyers to be quick on their toes. “Since January the market has flipped from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market,” said Betsy Moser, broker and owner of Metro Brokers and Moser Real Estate Group in Westminster. “Houses are going at full


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price in just one or two days.” Moser said buyers are continuing to take advantage of available low interest rates, but the problem is lack of inventory. She said inventory is down 46 percent compared to last year at this time, and sellers are

seeing multiple offers. “My last four listings went under contract in just four days,” Moser said. “We are running around like crazy — people trying to put in offers as quickly as possible because the seller may or may not accept the offer because other people are out there trying to buy the same home.” Moser said one reason for the change in market control is the fact that people trying to sell their homes are holding back because they feel they won’t make any money on their homes. This hesitancy is a factor in the lack of inventory. But Moser said people trying to sell their home should take the

chance and put their house on the market because there are people out there looking to buy. Two of those people are first-time home buyers Aisha and Jelliffe Jackson who are on a serious look-out for a new home in the north metro area. The couple began their search six months ago but then took a break. Now they are on the prowl for a home with help from Moser. “We are looking for something different and unique,” Aisha said. “We would like a big yard because we have two dogs and a master bedroom that can be a retreat. A finished basement would be icing on the cake, but it’s not a deal-

breaker.” Jelliffe said he hopes to be in a home by the end of the month, making the search for the right home imperative. With both of their families far way, Aisha said guidance from Moser has been a huge help. “It’s good to have somebody who knows the area and has knowledge of the real estate market,” she said. “Normally we would have relied on our parents for this information, so it’s been helpful to have Betsy.” Moser said pre-qualification is the first important step in buying a home. She said without it, she can’t even put in an Home continues on Page 4

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Sigg pleads not guilty to murder of Jessica Ridgeway By Ashley Reimers Austin Sigg, the teen accused of murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, pleaded not guilty to all charges, including murder and kidnapping, during his arraignment on Friday. A trial is set to begin on Sept. 20 with jury selection. Sigg is facing 18 charges, including firstdegree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child. During the preliminary hearing on Feb. 22, Westminster investigator Louis Lopez testified that Sigg confessed to the murder of Ridgeway during a 911 call. According to a tape played at the preliminary hearing, Sigg told the dispatcher “I murdered Jessica Ridgeway, I have proof.” He said the remains were in the crawl space at his home, and he was giving himself up completely. Police investigated Sigg’s home in Westminster and found the remains. Lopez testified that Ridgeway’s death was asphyxiation, according to the coroner. Sigg is accused of kidnapping and killing Ridgeway in early October 2012 while she was walking to school. He is also accused of attempting to abduct a woman jogging


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offer to a home. Moser suggests buyers speak with a lender before even beginning the process of buying a home. Both Aisha and Jelliffe agree. “My biggest tip is to secure the financing before you even start, and once you do, start looking right away,” Aisha said. “The market is in such a place where one day a house was there and literally by that evening it wasn’t.” Darlene Franklin is a licensed mortgage loan originator for America’s Mortgage out of Broomfield. When working with potential home buyers, Franklin said she looks at three mains parts for pre-approval: credit, income debt or income ratio and assets or a down payment amount. “We are looking at pay statements, where a person has worked, their income amount and, of course, their credit score,” she said. “All three parts have to be in line before we can give a loan to a person.” Franklin said in the past, the lending industry was not as strict when it came to documentation. But now every document is verified and everyone is treated equally, even if that person has a credit score of

around Ketner Lake in May 2012. Detective Michael Lynch also testified during the preliminary hearing about an interview he had with Mindy Sigg, Austin’s mother. According to Lynch, Sigg told his mother that he did not rape Jessica. Lynch testified that Sigg told his mother that he grabbed Jessica as she walked by his car, put her in his back seat. Sigg told his mother he Sigg was a monster and that he was also responsible for the attempted abduction of the jogger as well, according to Lynch. Friday’s hearing was a continuation of a March arraignment, which at that time Sigg’s defense team asked for additional time to investigate possible defenses. Defense attorney Katherine Spengler told the judge the team needed the extra time to thoroughly go through every piece of discovery, which included 50,000 pages of information, 2,500 photos and 1,800 pieces of physical evidence. Originally, the defense team asked for an additional two months due to the massive amount of information in discovery, but Judge Stephen Munsinger offered only a 30day extension.

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2012: January- Negative 1 percent

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JULY- 7 percent

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JULY- 14 percent 640, she added. “People say it’s hard to qualify, but I don’t think that way,” she said. “The guidelines have always been there, but now the guidelines are actually being followed instead of steps being skipped.” Franklin said even though lenders are taking a closer look in terms of prequalification, she encourages people who may think they won’t qualify to take a chance. Many times people don’t think they have good enough credit, or don’t make enough money to buy a home but are wrong, she added. “I love helping people achieve their dream of buy-

ing a home and for a lot of people they think it’s not possible, when it is,” she said. “People are surprised all the time when they find out they do qualify. And when a person doesn’t qualify, I can help them with what they need to work on to get themselves there.” Moser also loves helping her clients find that perfect home. She’s been in the real estate business for 10 years, and day after day, she says finds her job rewarding. “I love it because I get to help people find the house with the perfect price that is good for the buyer and good for the seller,” she said. “It’s the greatest job when everybody is happy and everybody got what they are looking for.”


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Th ternet connectivity to allow for better speedNetw and overall system stability in the district,givin Gdowski said. learn The plan also calls for the restorationward of bus routes in the district for middle and Th high school students who live 1.5 to 2 milesApril from a school. 9755 “We know from our survey data from Th our middle school students that after thebreak Jessica Ridgeway abduction and tragedyfree. that our kids said they felt less safe going to Th school than they have in the past,” Gdowski said. “Providing more transportation for more kids doesn’t take away all of the safety concerns, but there was a lot of interested expressed on the issue. Plus with the bus routes restored, we hope for less traffic conYea gestion around the schools because parents won’t have to be transporting their kids tosav school by cars.” dwi In terms of employment compensation increases, Gdowski said the school board By G has offered to open the negotiations with gwal the District Twelve Educators Association to the public. The beginning of negotiations is Fi scheduled for April 18. In a letter from the num school board posted on the Adams 12 webbut w site, it states that having open negotiations Th is in the best interest of the district, DTEA Com and the Five Star community. saw The letter reads, “As you may know, netus — gotiations with DTEA for 2012-2013 went The from April 2012 to December 2012. That’s the B a nine month time span. That is too long ers b for our community not to have informaat its tion concerning this process — what issues offici are on the table, where the parties stand week on those issues, and what progress is be“W ing made. When the process prevents the the h sharing of accurate information it leads to Capu rumors and misinformation. We are comthe b mitted to changing that.” To The current agreement between the came board and the DTEA requires the negotiapared tions to be closed to the public and as of of $4 now, DTEA leadership had indicated negotinue tiations will remain closed. DTEA President enue Dorian DeLong said he was surprised by highe the district’s request because open negotiaTh tions have never come up before. ed th “As 2013 bargaining is about to comas d mence, we do not have time to poll our $5.7 members on open negotiations and seriPo ously consider this request,” he said. “We impr explained this to the district in writing the 2 April 10, saying we are interested in learnCa ing more about why the district wants this form of negotiations. We may want to agree to this in the future, but not for this year’s bargaining which begins April 18.” The Adams 12 school board must approve the budget by the end of June. Until then, community members can voice their opinions and concerns on the budget during the public comment portion of the board’s meetings. To view the entire 2013-14 budget, visit


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Conference focuses on successful aging ful Aging” and will focus on six topics: nutrition, self-care, fraud prevention, Medicare, technology and travel. Debbie Burkhalter, Adams County Aging Network, ACAN, chairperson, said in choosing topics, ACAN tried to find topics that are affecting seniors today by using data from surveys and also just speaking with seniors about their needs. “We wanted topics that will also benefit seniors, as well as the family members and care givers,” she said. Burkhalter said the fraud prevention topic will teach seniors how to be aware of their surroundings, how to protect their identity and how to be suspicious of people

By Ashley Reimers The 13th annual Adams County Aging Network Senior Conference is coming up giving senior citizens an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics geared toward enhancing their lives. The conference is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton. The cost is $10, and includes continental breakfast and a barbecue lunch. Parking is free. This year’s conference is called “Success-

BCC closes the 2012 budget Year-end figures show savings along with dwindling reserves By Glenn Wallace Finalized 2012 Jeffco budget numbers were better than expected but will still drew on reserves. The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday saw the county’s “2012 Budget Status — Year End” report approved. The budget was first presented to the Board of County Commissioners by Budget Director Tina Caputo at its April 9 briefing, before being officially accepted and adopted a week later. “We pretty much hit the nail on the head for revenue projections,” Caputo told the commissioners at the briefing. Total county revenue for 2012 came in at $467.7 million, compared to the county’s projections of $473.3 million. Caputo said continued softness in property tax revenue was offset by $2.1 million in higher-than-expected sales tax. The ending figures also indicated thrift within county government as departments managed to save $5.7 million. Postponed or canceled capital improvement projects also saved the 2012 ledgers $65.7 million. Caputo identified the Library

Department and The Clerk and Recorder as having particularly good years, staying well under budget. The Sheriff’s Department had the unbudgeted costs of managing the Lower North Fork Fire, presidential candidate visits, a couple of high profile murders to investigate, and several large retirement payouts. Caputo said the Sheriff’s Department still managed to only go over budget by 1 percent. In less positive news, multiple departments still ended up dipping into fund balances last year. “We’re burning cash like crazy,” District 3 County Commissioner Donald Rosier said. The Social Services Fund, for instance, was not depleted last year, because it is virtually empty already. Out of the current $5.8 million in the fund, $5.1 million is designated as reserved or restricted money. “This is a fund that is going to see challenges for the next few years,” Caputo said. Overall, Caputo said most budget overages will be covered by General Fund contingency funding, leaving a $7.1 million fund transfer request to balance the 2012 books. The commissioners have no break from budget considerations. District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe reminded his peers that extra mid-year funding requests seemed to come before the board weekly, and that meetings to discuss the county’s 2014 budget were about to begin.

who may want to take advantage of them. During the Medicare session, seniors will have the change to ask any questions they have as well as learn about coverage and benefits. As for the travel session, Burkhalter said that’s a fun topic focusing on how to be safe and have fun while traveling. “Our self-care topic is really geared towards caregivers,” she said. “Many times caregivers get so busy taking care of someone else, they forget to take care of themselves. This topic will give tips to caregivers on how to stay healthy, which in turn will enhance their lives and the lives of the people they are taking care of.”

The ACAN senior conference will also feature vendors, drawings and prizes, including travel trips, restaurant coupons and massages. It is open to all seniors and their family members and caregivers. “The conference is a place for seniors to come and find out about successful aging, and meet new friends,” Burkhalter said. ACAN, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of seniors in Adams County. ACAN meets at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 N. Colorado Blvd in Thornton. For more information, visit www.

WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Apartments/townhomes approved near Orchard Town Center

On April 9, the Westminster planning commission approved the development of a for-rent, multi-family development on approximately 28 acres on the northeast corner of Huron Street and 148th Avenue. The development, called McWhinney Apartments, will consist of 356 apartments and 38 townhomes. A waiting list will be available at Arbour Commons (southeast corner of 148th Avenue and Orchard Parkway) during con-

struction and pre-leasing is anticipated to begin late summer. The first apartment homes are anticipated for move-in starting January 2014.

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Bellco is hosting a complimentary community shredding event in an effort to address the threat of identity theft and protect the environment by recycling all of the shredded materials. All community members are welcome to attend and bring their confidential documents such as tax returns, credit card

statements, bills or any documents that contain personal and sensitive information from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 27 at the Westminster Bellco location, 8851 Harlan St. Individuals are invited to bring two boxes equivalent to 100 lbs. maximum of sensitive documents to be shredded confidentially and securely at no cost. Individuals do not have to be a Bellco customer to attend. All shredded materials will be securely disposed of and recycled by Iron Mountain, a third-party shredding company.

LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN A HURRY Be in the know Follow the Legislature. The Colorado General Assembly is in session, online and on television. Bills and actions

can be tracked through the General Assembly’s website at Live and archived video and audio coverage of the General Assembly is available in stream-

ing format at www.colorado Video coverage of the General Assembly also is available to Comcast cable subscribers on Channel 165.

SCHOOL NOTES Briana Swanson Briana Swanson, of Westminster, earned the dean’s citation for academic excellence in the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado for the 2012 fall semester.

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Even a growth industry must have borders The work of both a task force and a committee is done, and now the business of drawing up rules to implement Amendment 64 is in the hands of the Colorado General Assembly. With less than a month left in the 2013 session, the Legislature will need to hustle on the matter of recreational marijuana. As lawmakers debate the merits of the recommendations they’ve been handed, one issue that will come up is how to deal with pot tourism. Already, a company promising cannabis-related vacations has sprouted in Denver, with April 20 — also known endearingly by many marijuanasmokers as “4/20” — being its first big push. It seems unlikely the Legislature would

OUR VIEW altogether ban out-of-state folks from purchasing pot. Doing so would be against the advice of the Amendment 64 Task Force and would cost the state a potentially large source of revenue. But there could be limits imposed, perhaps below the threshold of those facing residents, on how much marijuana visitors could legally procure. And, certainly, the law would require them to smoke or otherwise partake here in the Centennial State.


Should companies that outsource jobs face restrictions? As the state Legislature considers the Keep Jobs in Colorado Act, which would place penalties for contractors who outsource work on state-funded projects, we asked local residents in Northglenn what they thought about the proposed restrictions.

“I do not believe that companies should face tougher restrictions for outsourcing in-state jobs. I think it’s the state’s responsibility to find whatever means that they need in order to fund or to save money on these contracts. Money will ultimately be reinvested in the cities anyway because those companies are going to be spending money locally.” — Brian Wones, Thornton

“I think what’s important is that we fund the state’s funds in an intelligent way and choose the appropriate people to do the job. You’d want the job done right, so it’s important that you hire the correct companies and people to do the job right the first time, so you don’t have to spend money in the future. In that case, you could potentially save money on your budget, if you get better people for cheaper that may not be from this state.” — Shyla LeVasseur, Thornton

“I would hope state money would be cycled back into the local economy.” — Mike Robinson, Thornton

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Amid myriad gray areas, at least one thing is black and white: What’s smoked in Colorado must stay in Colorado. We’re not endorsing use of marijuana in any way, but if you choose to use, remember that you are breaking the law if you take it outside state lines. Kansas, for one, has been a nervous neighbor since Amendment 64’s passage in November. Last month, Kansas’ appeals court ruled it is illegal to possess pot even if it was legally purchased in another state. (For that matter, possession is still in violation of federal law, but that’s a larger matter for another day.) Earlier this month, a Colorado woman was arrested in Salina, Kan., on charges of marijuana possession. She had nearly 4

pounds of pot, police say. While that amount would have been against the law even in Colorado — where residents may legally possess up to 1 ounce for recreational purposes or up to 2 ounces for medicinal reasons — it does shine a light on a problem. A commander with a Kansas drug task force told reporters Colorado pot is increasingly becoming a concern in his state. Like it or not, Colorado may be well on its way to becoming known as a destination spot for pot enthusiasts. But developing a reputation among neighboring states as a source of contraband is unacceptable. Our state’s legislators, law enforcement agencies and residents should work to nip this problem in the bud.

A sad fiscal tale is told Congressional leadership is often an oxymoron especially when tough decisions are needed. Fiscal reality seems to be mutually exclusive in Congress these days. Right when we need leadership and vision to help pull our federal government toward less debt and lower spending, weak kneed decisions permeate Congress and the president. Two clear examples are provided from last week’s action 1) on the U.S. Postal Services proposal to halt Saturday mail deliveries and 2) reactions to President Obama’s proposed budget for 2013-14.

Head in the sand

The elimination of Saturday deliveries by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) became a fatality with Congress refusing to pass legislation to lift the longtime ban on fiveday-only delivery. With the USPS bleeding red ink in the billions of dollars, its board of directors had made the Saturday delivery the cornerstone to turn USPS around financially. Instead, the majority of Congress said to maintain the status quo with Saturday deliveries. And with that decision, Congress stuck its head in the sand. Of course a decision to eliminate such deliveries is an unpopular decision with rural community voters, businesses and especially the postal union. But polling showed that Americans get it and supported the tough decision. Now, USPS will continue to bleed billions of dollars with their deficit spending going deeper and deeper. Ultimately, Congress will have to use tax money to keep USPS afloat. Why is it that common business decisions either elude Congress or they don’t have the guts to make necessary tough decisions?

A modicum of reform

Also this past week, the president unveiled his 2013-14 proposed budget. Although it was almost two months late in coming, at least we have something to debate for better or worse. However, already members of his own Democratic Party are wringing their hands and saying “don’t touch Medicare or Social

Security” and “you cannot be a good Democrat and cut Social Security.” To President Obama’s credit, his budget included a modicum of reduction to these two non-discretionary programs, but they are far from being meaningful or substantive. Over the coming decade, Obama is proposing cutting $400 billion from health care programs like Medicare. It includes cuts in payments to drug companies and higher Medicare premiums for people who are better off financially. Hurray, finally someone is acknowledging that health care reductions/reform is overdue!

Only window dressing

While his Social Security reform sounds good on the surface, it does very little in the way of fiscal substance. The president has coined a new term to calculate Social Security payments. “Chained CPI” is a change in the way inflation is calculated. It reduces Social Security payments by a quarter of a penny on the dollar — a $2,000 check would be reduced a whopping $5. And as expected, his budget plan is predicated on increased taxes of $580 billion over the next 10 years. It is important to note that his $3.8 trillion budget produces a projected $744 billion deficit at the end of the new fiscal year to be added to existing debt. That is clearly not the right direction to be heading given the existing tremendous debt we already carry. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

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s The good, the bad and the ugly

What a week! Our parish priest summed it all up when he said the negative news is running n here roughshod over the good news. unce nces A pox on North Korea We haven’t even come to terms with Afghania stan and here we are, the good ‘ol USA, about h to play war with the kid of 28 years old talking a tough about a nuclear war with us. Someone should have pushed him over that three-story on edge of the building where he was “receiving the a- troops”. Why does the USA always have to be the one opates to work out a truce? It’s time, at least it is for able. me, to say shoot that missile down and take the ment Korea government office along for the ride. This nip whole mess calls for high level diplomacy. Where is Hillary when we need her? John Kerry just can’t cut it. It took a Colorado U.S. Rep, Doug Lamborn to disclose to the Defense Intelligence Agency that North Korea may well have a missile ca-

And now that the bad and the ugly are out there, what are we citizens to do but pray that cooler heads prevail.

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pable of carrying a nuclear weapon. If Lamborn could ferret out that sobering news, who else had to know this information. It certainly made me have a lot less confidence in our defense agency staff. And now that we have the information what are we going to do about it? I’ve never cared much for ultra conservative Lamborn but I must say he’s garnered new respect from me.

“I can’t take you with me to Heaven if you don’t quit lying!” Overheard at Westy’s café P.S. Judge Chris Melanakis, when sentencing Donald Scarlett to 42 years for beating a toddler to death, said Adams County Social Services should be put in front of a grand jury to find out if they are guilty of criminal neglect for not keeping the baby safe. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned. Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

WESTMINSTER POLICE BRIEFS Theft: A 54-year-old Denver man was arrested April 4 after trying to steal merchandise from Safeway at 7353 Federal Blvd. When the man left the store without paying for items valued at $37.41, he started to drive away when he noticed an employee taking his license plate number. At that time, the man parked his car and took the stolen groceries back inside, telling the employee that he didn’t mean to leave without paying. He was issued a summons and released. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched April 4 to the 10700 block of West 104th Avenue in reference to an overnight burglary at a residence.

A woman told the officer that someone had entered her garage after it had been left open all night and went through her purse located inside her car. The keys were still in the ignition and all credit cards and identification were accounted for. However, a wedding band valued at $2,000 and a necklace and anklet valued at $150 were gone. There is no suspect information

Battery: A fight broke out March 31 between three Longmont women at Club Level Sports Bar at 1885 W. 120th Ave. A police officer was working an off-duty assignment at the bar when the incident occurred. One of the women was taken to St. Anthony Pavilions for medical treatment to a cut on the side of her head. The other two women were issued summonses and later released.

Theft: A 31-year-old Westminster man reported April 2 that someone stole an orange and white tow dolly valued at $600 from his driveway in the 3500 block of 76th Avenue. There is no suspect information.

Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Orlanda Irene Blucher Orlanda Irene Blucher passed away April 4, 2013 after a 15 month battle against uterine cancer. She is the daughter of JoAnn and Orlando Martinez. She is survived by her husband Stephen, mother JoAnn, brothers Denny, Christopher, Gerald (Rachel), mother-in-law Maxine Blucher, brother-inlaw & sister-in-law Alan and Carol Blucher & many nieces and nephews. Visitation and Rosary will be held Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm and 7:00pm at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 9371 Wigham St. Thornton, CO 80229. A High Mass will be held at the same church Saturday, April 13th at 1:00pm with a reception at 4:00 at Our Lady of Visitation, 2531 W. 65th Place, Denver, CO 80221. Graveside Services Saturday, April 20th at 10:00am at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, reception at noon at V.F.W. Post 4171 15625 West 10th Ave Golden, CO 80401.

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Residents line up to sign a petition to recall Senator Evie Hudak, District 19, on Saturday at the Old Town Arvada Town Square, led by the Recall Evie Hudak committee. Many residents also signed up to help circulate the petition throughout Arvada. The committee needs 18,962 signatures by June 10 to force a recall election. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Hudak recall petition in motion By Ashley Reimers A grass-roots group of residents are working together to remove Sen. Evie Hudak, D-District 19, from office. The group is called the Recall Evie Hudak committee and is led by Kandee Evans of Arvada. On Saturday the committee held a recall kick-off event at Olde Town Arvada Town Square gathering signatures for the recall petition. “I am a 40-year resident,

and I’m tired of the government not listening to the people because the government represents us,” Evans said. “To have this many people come out is amazing.” The Secretary of State approved the recall petition on April 11. Evans said the committee must now get at least 18,962 signatures by June 10 to force a recall election. The group is seeking 25,000 signatures to ensure a safe margin of valid signatures. Evans said not only is her committee gathering signatures, but many of those people are now

canvasing the district for signatures. According to the petition, Hudak “has blatantly disregarded her oath, infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado.” Recently Hudak voted to pass House Bills 1224 and 1229. HB 1224 limited the number of rounds allowed in a magazine, while 1229 expanded background checks for gun buyers. Evans said the committee and the people at the

kick-off event are not a bunch of angry, crazy gun owners, they are people of Colorado who want to stand up and have representatives actually represent them. “We are just exercising our American right to be here,” she said. “I am confident that we will have well over 25,000 signatures.” Hudak said she is aware of the recall petition. “I am aware of the petition, but it will not impact my continued advocacy for women, children, and school funding during this session,” she said.

Free child safety class offered to the public By Ashley Reimers


Javier Lozano Jr., owner of The Dojo of Karate in Westminster is offering a free child safety class. The third-degree black belt and world champion hopes to empower the community after the loss of Jessica Ridgeway, the 10-year old girl kidnapped and killed last October

in Westminster. “What happened to Jessica really affected everybody,” he said. “I wanted to wait a while before I did anything, but now I really want to educate people to make the right decision those sorts of situations.” The class is from 6:15-7 p.m. on April 19 at the Lozano’s studio, 12910 Zuni St. No. 200. Lozano said the class is a great opportunity for children to gain knowledge in

the importance of staying safe, being aware of their surroundings and learning very easy and effective selfdefense skills. Children will also learn safety tips when staying home alone. “Some of the self-defense skills will be basic hits and punches,” he said. “But another focus will be how to prevent being bullied and teaching kids how to make the right decision when faced with a bullying

situation or a dangerous situation.” Others skills to be taught during the class are potential dangers from adults or strangers children may or may not know, how not to bully others and escaping certain grabs or holds from an attacker. People can sign up by visiting Pre-registration is encouraged because space is limited.


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Tips help cut water use By Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association With spring snowstorms followed by 60-degree days, you know it’s time to start thinking about getting outside and into the garden. This winter has been a tricky one and by now we’ve all heard the word — drought — but that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the trowel. Whether you’re into turf, trees, shrubs, flowers or edibles, following a few key principles can help yield a beautiful, bountiful landscape using less water. Even the most experienced gardeners often confuse xeriscapes with zeroscapes. Zeroscapes imply no landscape and that’s a very bad thing for everyone. Beautiful landscaping does more than just look pretty, it also increases property values, reduces energy consumption, produces oxygen and even absorbs carbon dioxide. So what is xeriscape? Xeriscape is actually a set of planting principles that can help you create attractive, sustainable, and

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Brand New Homes on One Acre in Castlewood Ranch! Semi-Custom Homes One Acre Homesites Up to 4-Car Garages Main Floor Master Plans 3 to 7 Bedrooms 2-1/2 to 4-3/4 Baths 2,887 to 3,576 s.f. Homes From the $400’s Call or Email: 303.500.3255 or New Town Builders at Castlewood Ranch - 7030 Weaver Circle, Castle Rock

Price, features, specifications, availability and other terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

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TO ADVERTISE CALL LINDA WORK AT 303-566-4072 Home for Sale

Home for Sale

14058 Elizabeth St., Thornton

$379,900 TEAM SEIBEL

Beautiful 2-story home features 4bd/3ba/3car/2fp and more! Formal dining room has hardwood floors and picture window! Kitchen is the masterpiece of the home featuring slab granite counter tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, gas stove, kitchen island, more than 30 cabinets and opens to both the deck and the family room! The family room is large with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and opens to the kitchen! The main floor also has a 4th bedroom, half bath and laundry room. On the next level you will find the loft complete with fireplace. Keep going and you will find the beautiful master bedroom and full 5 piece master bath complete with separate his and hers vanities, an oversized soaking tub, a full walk-in and sit down shower plus a walk-in closet! On this level you will also find 2 more bedrooms and another full bath! The basement is full and unfinished. The backyard features a fenced yard and a large deck for your enjoyment.


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The inventory of homes for sale is very low. I am happy to provide you with a free market analysis to see if now is a good time for you to sell! Many houses are selling within 30 days or less. Call me direct at 303-807-0808. DAVE KUPERNIK CRS, SFR | BROKER OWNER Cell: 303.807.0808 | email:

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2821 South Parker Road Suite 455 Aurora, CO 80014-2735

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12 miles Southwest of Sedalia

off Highway 67 (Deckers Hwy)

3 Brdm/2Bath Remodeled Ranch

1 1/2 Acres Private Lot backing to Pike Natl Forest

2 Garages for Storage

1500 SqFt with Newer Kitchen Main Floor Office Updated Electrical - Roof, House & Garage - Well & Septic

Wonderful Location Fantastic Mountain Views Close to Fishing All for $214,900

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ATTENTION HOME OWNERS! Now is the BEST time to sell in years! Do you know how much more your home is worth? We do - and we're working with buyers in every price range& neighborhood!

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Office Rent/Lease VARIOUS OFFICES 100-2,311 sq.ft. Rents from $200-$1750/month. Full service. 405-409 S Wilcox

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Randy Spierings, CPA, MBA

Branch Manager, Mortgage Lender

LMB# 100022405 NMLS# 217152 Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. Office: 303-256-5748 Regulated by Division of Real Estate Has been a CPA for over 30 years


: With housing at skyhigh affordability are lenders still lending? Can I get a loan with the new stricter lending standards that are out there today? Are there low down payment programs still available? : You are correct that lending standards have changed dramatically in the last few years as banks and lenders have gone from very loose standards, particularly on subprime loans in the 2000s, to stricter standards today. Verification of ability to repay and assets for downpayment (and sometimes reserves), are now required as the stated income/ stated asset or no income/no asset loans no longer exist. Waiting periods after bank-


ruptcies, loan modifications, short sales, and foreclosures have all been extended – but loans are still available, even for people that have had those credit blemishes. As for low down payment programs, many counties, as well as CHAFA, offer down payment assistance programs, although most of those come with income or asset qualifiers. Additionally, grant programs with income qualifiers reduce down payment requirements to around $1000. The VA loan program, for veterans, offers a no downpayment program, and VA fees can be waived for those with disabilities. FHA offers a program with only 3.5 percent of the purchase price as a downpayment. The USDA program also offers a zero down program in certain rural areas. Finally, conventional loans are available with as little as 5 percent down. If you’re looking to purchase or refinance, seek out an experienced, trustworthy, financially savvy lender, that you can meet face to face,

who has access to the full spectrum of loan and grant programs. Then work with them to select the proper loan and grant programs and have them customize them to best suit your needs. For more information on how you can purchase or refinance a home, please

contact our lending expert, Randy Spierings, CPA (over 30 years), NMLS #217152, branch manager for Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., a local lender you can trust, at 303-256-5748 or www. BestColoradoMortgages. com Regulated by the Divi-

sion of Real Estate – MLO #100022405. PRMI is an equal housing lender. They are A plus rated by the Better Business Bureau and winner of multiple Gold Star awards. They are located at 9800 Mt. Pyramid Court #400, Englewood, CO. They offer a 100% satisfaction

guarantee and will give you $500 at closing if they don’t meet or exceed your expectations. They offer a full loan spectrum, including VA, FHA, USDA, Jumbo, and conventional, among others, and are among the top 10 retail FHA lenders in the U. S. today. n



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Beef Grass Finished

7948 Marshall Street, Arvada

6 oak book cases 36x84 $95ea. / obo Infrared Sauna $1099/obo 2 china cabinets w/china make offer Marty (303)995-2995

No hormones/ No anitbiotics. Halves, Whole. On the hoof. $1.90 per lb. Call 719-541-2441.

Grain Finished Buffalo

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Saturday 4/20 9am-3pm Dining Table and 4 chairs, Living Room Sofa & Loveseat, Glass coffee table, framed pictures, book cases, 2 desks & chair, large file cabinet, lots of dishes, tools, sports items & misc.


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

Garage Sales "Luxury" Garage Sale Saturday April 20th 8am-2pm 6925 Carr Street, Arvada Hosted by non-profit Live Cheap. Not your typical garage sale!! Silent Auction on high-$$ items. Supports children in Cambodia.

Huge Church Garage Sale

11202 W. Jewel Ave. Lakewood April 19th and 20th Friday 8-4, Sat 8-3 Furniture, Tools, Household items, Clothing, Misc

Moving Sale

April 19th & 20th 9-3 Books, Furniture, Tools, BBQ Grill, Harley Davidson Parts, Bicycles, Gardening items 2370 S Ellis Ct Lakewood 80228

Antique Armoire, Marble top end table, 2 Deacons chairs, School desk, Oak bench w/storage. Call (303)949-2578

Antiques & Collectibles

Desk w/hutch & matching file drawer $175 Red upholstered office chair $25 (720)530-6412

VINTAGE GLASS SHOW & SALE: EAPG, Carnival, Cut, Depression Glass + Pottery and China, Deco/Modern. 1800's-1970's. Free seminars/glass ID. 4/27: 10a-5p, 4/28: 11a-4p. Douglas Cnty Events Center, Castle Rock, CO. I-25 & Plumb Creek Parkway, Exit 181. Admission $5 303-722-5446

Glass Dining Table w/black wrought iron base & 4 gray vynal matching chairs $99 (720)530-6412

Building Materials Chain Link Fencing Approximately 150ft, 3ft high fastners and posts included 240-285-3643

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

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Certified - night and daycare Daily weekly vacations and emergencies 720-345-7379

Autos for Sale 08 Tan Mazda Tribute 52,700 miles, 6 cylinder, auto, 4-door, AM/FM, CD, towing package $15,500 OBO 720-289-3831

Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC 999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicles are for sale:

color, $125, Leave messaage 303766-8855

Medical Electric hospital bed $500, Wheelchair and more. (303)660-8149

Mini aerobic trampoline $20, New Char-broil infrared grill $200 1 yr old men's Schwinn 7 speed bike $100 1 yr old ladies Avalon 7 speed bike $50, Sewing machine never used $50 8 ft Werner aluminum ladder $50 Call 303 -954-8505 Ask about home accessories

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Pet Services


Olde English Bulldogge puppies IOEBA Registered $800.00 (620)664-4616

01. 1994 Gold Honda Accord – VIN# 029778 02. 2004 Black Infinity VIN# 307954 03. 1970 Gray Chevy Impala VIN# 165811 04. 2002 White Acura 3.2 TL-S – VIN# 007753 05. 1984 Blue Chevy Monte Carlo -VIN# 159587 06. 1990 Blue Ford F150 PK – VIN# A49990 07. 2006 White E250 Ford Van –VIN# A05481 08. 1998 Red VW Jetta – VIN# 282588

Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


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

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

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Our Henderson operation consists of an underground molybdenum mine, located CLIENT: 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 theAD world – a 15-mile CODE: elevated belt that passes underneath the Continental Divide, through an old train DATE: 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

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Castle Rock plant, A national Manufacturer of brick products has 3 labor job opportunities. Equal opportunity employer, in a drug free work place Call Karen at 303-688-6951 opt 4.

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TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100 Help Wanted CLEAR CREEK COUNTY JOB: Mechanic – Journey Must have 3 yrs exp in servicing, maintaining and repairing mechanized and automotive: diesel and gas engines, and hydraulics, and HS diploma or equivalent, and ASE certifications are desirable. `valid CO 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 and application at: under "I Want To…", "Find Job Opportunities", Please send application to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444; email; or fax to 303-6792417. Taking applications until April 30, 2013. Clear Creek County is an ADAAA/EEO employer. Driver


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needed for busy ophthalmology practice. We are searching for a dedicated individual who is looking for a long term commitment, is a team player and ready to further their career. Applicants must be organized, able to multi task, have great customer service skills and are ready to jump in and assist others when needed. Duties include answering heavy telephone call volume; scheduling appointments; filing and pull charts; medical records and various other administrative duties. Hours are 8 – 5 Monday thru Friday. We offer a very generous benefit package. Please fax resume 303 730-6163 attention Penny or E-Mail:

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Thursday, March 18th From 8:30-1pm LOCATION: Adams County Workforce Center 4430 South Adams County Prky Brighton, CO 80601 Available positions: Concrete Finishers $16-18, Pipefitter-$18-$20 Laborer $12-$14, Carpenter $18-$20, Millwrights-$18-20 Qualifications: • At least 1 year experience • Must pass drug screen • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs Benefits: • Full time (40 hours per week) • Medical Dress professionally, bring your resume, and arrive promptly! Dedicated to Diversity. EOE


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PROJECT MANAGER For project reporting, project controls, project administration, planning, pricing,quality management etc and there is benefits for paid time off, access to car, medical etc send resume with salary expectations to : Receptionist (PT) for Westminster assisted living community (Weds thru Sunday) evenings. Must enjoy working with seniors and have computer skills. Call 303-426-9090



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Misc. Notices Colorado Springs-area Aero Club offering shares in well-maintained, well-equipped Piper PA24-250 Comanche and PA28-235 Cherokee. Based at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Falcon, CO. See WWW.NOSPINAIRCRAFT.COM for details, or call David Miller at No -Spin Aircraft Sales: 719-650-8667. Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

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Laugh lady pitches pilot Wende Curtis, owner of Comedy Works in LoDo and south in the Landmark development, is peddling a six-minute “sizzle reel” for a reality TV series about her crazy Comedy Works world. “The working title is called ‘Comedy Works’,” said Curtis, who wouldn’t divulge where or to whom she’s pitching the pilot project. “The principal characters are me, Lucy (her four-legged child), Jeff, our GM of the south club, and an assistant who is a sexy little 20-something who wants to break into comedy. “There are a few more (characters) slated to be introduced early on, but there’s only so much to get across in six minutes! We’ve gotten some strong feedback from the business; now let’s see if we can sell it.” Curtis said her motivation for exploring the reality TV possibilities was primarily financial. “Money inspired me ... to get out from underneath my debt faster!” she said.

Edgar Degas, Heads of a Man and Woman, c. 1877-78 Courtesy photos

Impressions of an impressionist Works of Edgar Degas come to Golden By Clarke Reader


hen people hear the term “impressionist art” many may think of the vivid lily ponds of Claude Monet or the still lives of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, but the drawings and painting of Edgar Degas were just as crucial to the movement. The Foothills Art Center, 809 Fifteenth St. in Golden, is hosting Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist: Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle, which showcases some

Edgar Degas, Mary Cassat at the Louvre — The Paintings Gallery, c. 1879-80

of Degas’ sketches, photos and other works. The exhibit will be on display through June 30, Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We are honored to provide an opportunity for visitors to experience Degas, one of the fathers of Impressionism, with these beautiful and thought-provoking works,” said Executive Director, Reilly Sanborn. “We anticipate we will once again have a recordbreaking number of visitors, from across the state and beyond, in our galleries.” All the works on display — including works by Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, JeanLéon Gérôme, Jean-August-Dominique Ingres, Gustav Moreau and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, who were all members of the Impressionist movement — come from the collection of Robert Flynn Johnson, a private collector from San Francisco. Johnson was a museum curator for 32 years, and started collecting works by Degas during that period. “This collection is really comes from three things — desire, circumstance and luck,” he said. “The desire is that I became such a fan of Degas as a student.” The circumstance that allowed Johnson to build his collection is the fact that Degas sold only works that he had to, and held on to as many of his own works as possible. When he died in 1917 his executors had to hold four estate sales to sell all his works. What this means for an art collector like Johnson is that while his famous works are out of the normal person’s price range, many of these less known works and early versions can be purchased for a more reasonable price. “I collected against the market — so many people were after his ballerina works, but I focused on sketches, portraits and figure studies,” he said. The luck that helped Johnson was the connections he’d made in the art dealer world that allowed him to purchase many of these works. Johnson said that people coming to the exhibit to see Degas’ most famous works will not find them, but will instead get a glimpse into who he was as a personality and an individual. Through the drawings, prints and photographs — including his early sketches

Presidential project

Want to show former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter what you would do if you had a hammer? Would you hammer in the morning? Hammer in the evening? All over this land? A few lucky folks will be chosen to work alongside the Carters during the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver from Oct. 6 through 11. This is the 30th anniversary of the presidential Habitat for Humanity event, and Denver is one of three cities in the U.S. getting the special project. Volunteers will build 11 new townhomes and repair up to 15 existing homes in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. For more information, visit

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Edgar Degas and William Thornley, La Chanteuse, c. 1888-89 of works on display at the Louvre — visitors will really get a sense of his evolution and style. Johnson said that sharing the works he’s collected is part of his duty as a collector — he sees himself as a custodian of the work. “I think I’m doing right by Degas by having his works out and appreciated by the public,” he said. “It’s springtime in the Rockies, and Edgar Degas is in Golden - you can’t make that any better.” For more information on the exhibit, call 303-279-3922 or visit www.foothillsartcenter. org.

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When the creative team behind the musical interpretation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Sense & Sensibility” first presented their idea to Tony-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, she thought they were kidding. How could Austen’s iconic 1811 work of romantic fiction possibly translate into a piece for musical theater? But the team convinced Milgrom Dodge, who fell in love with the formidable project. The result made its world premiere April 5 in Denver Center’s Stage Theatre. The result is a whimsical romp through the lives and loves of the Dashwood sisters, who go from riches to rags after the death of their father. The sisters and their mother move to Barton Cottage in Devonshire, near the home of her cousin, Sir John Middleton. It’s at Barton where a series of tangled romances finally straighten themselves out. The exciting production values include sets that slide on and off stage or emerge from below or descend into trap doors. “Sense & Sensibility the Musical” runs through May 26. Tickets: 303-893-4100 or

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“USA Today” recently included Denver International Airport in its list of the “world’s most beautiful airports.” Here’s what the story said: “Denver Parker continues on Page 21

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International Airport’s iconic peaked fiberglass roof is meant to resemble the Rocky Mountains. Interior details throughout the airport have sparked numerous conspiracy theories — everything from supposed Templar markings in the floors to the theory that the airport serves as the secret headquarters for the Illuminati.” For more of the story, plus recommended Denver sights worth seeing, go to flights/2013/04/07/worlds-most-beautiful-airports/2056899/.

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Those of you who’ve been around the Denver dining scene since the 1990s might remember Michael’s, a former fine dining spot at 2710 E. Third Ave. that lasted until 2000 when chef/owner Michael Shiell sold the place and relocated to The Big Apple. After a chef stint there, he headed to the other coast as a restaurant consultant in California. But he longed to get back to his chef self, and to again orks own his own restaurant. Shiell got his vel- wish when Lime owners Curt Sims e and Pam Savage decided to leave azy Larimer Square and set up shop in the Denver Pavilions. y Shiell leased the below-ground lge level space in a Larimer Square courtlot yard (near Bistro Vendome), and will me, open Milk & Honey Bar Kitchen (he GM hopes) in August. o is “We chose the old Lime spot o because ... well ... it’s Larimer Square, and I always love those tucked-away little gems personally when I go out,” here’s Shiell said. He was particularly ates! tracted to the large below-ground pam tio, which he plans to decorate with l it.” numerous flowers and plants similar ring to his Bistro Vendome neighbor. y The “contemporary American” out cuisine includes appetizers such as said. yellow fin tuna tartar, roast hen and foie gras terrine, rabbit rilette and honey-soy lacquered pork belly. Entrée selections vary from my what ould in


butter-poached halibut, roast French hen, crispy duck breast and veal osso buco. Farther west as part of the Union Station redevelopment, Zoe Ma Ma, an Asian eatery with a location in Boulder, will open in the former south parking lot on 16th and Wynkoop. The menu features Dim Sum, noodle and rice dishes and daily specials. “We use organic unbleached wheat flour, all-natural meats, cage-free eggs and wind power,” the menu says. “We don’t use MSG.” Check out the complete menu at Moving east from LoDo to Uptown, Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria is slated to open on 19th and Pennsylvania with another Marg’s taco joint opening across the street next month. Marg’s World Taco Bistro, which has Denver locations in Cherry Creek North and LoDo, serves soft tacos with unusual fillings, housemade guacamole, chips and salsa. Complete menu at www.margstacobistro. com.

Comedy in Arvada

Local comedian Bob Meddles is producing a series of monthly comedy nights at West Woods Golf Course in Arvada, beginning with a May 1 performance, starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring national touring comedian Bryan Keller (Comedy Central and “Last Comic Standing”) and another local comic, Talon Saucerman. The monthly event will be performed in the intimate setting of West Woods Bar & Grill. Seating is available for 62 people, so tickets will be limited. Tickets are $12 and available at (keyword: west woods). West Woods Golf Course is at 6655 Quaker St. in Arvada.

Kids’ day in Wheat Ridge

The Wheat Ridge Police Department is sponsoring the third annual Children’s Day on April 27. Scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wheat Ridge 5-8 School, 7101 W. 38th Ave., the family-friendly event is designed to introduce parents and children to

members of the Wheat Ridge police department. The event will include free bike inspections, child ID kits and car-seat checkups. The child safety fair will include a bike rodeo for all kids, face painting, jumping castles, a miniature fire truck and an appearance by Cheezo, the Internet safety program’s mascot. A Flight for Life helicopter also will make a landing at noon. Replacement car seats will be available for a donation. For more information, contact officer Betsy Sailor at 303-235-2910.

Adams at Comedy Works

My former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post colleague Sam Adams hosted a gang of VIP supporters during a book-signing April 10 at Comedy Works South. Adams, who penned his first book “If You Don’t Believe Me ... Lessons Learned From Listening to the Greats,” thanked gathered guests for guiding him through his journey as an insurance company employee to a freelance high-school sportswriter for The Denver Post to a full-time position as a sportswriter to columnist to stand-up comedian and now author. In the book, published by Books to Believe In (www.bookstobelievein. com), Adams recalls close encounters of the celebrity kind including John Elway, Bill Cosby, Sugar Ray Leonard, John “Buck” O’Neil of the Negro Leagues, Floyd Little, Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, James Caan and on and on ... Adams admits to being a notorious name-dropper around friends. It’s an interesting memory walk down the lane of a life well lived ($20, Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker. She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.



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Westminster City Council voted on the following legislation during its April 8 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Nancy McNally; Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter, and councilors Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser, Herb Atchison, Mary Lindsey and Scott Major.

THURSDAY/APRIL 18 TRAVEL SERIES See digital slides of water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, rare birds, and more at the African Safari travel series, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join presenter Bob Barber, a professional outdoor photographer and Arvada Park Advisory Committee member, for an armchair tour of the southern Africa’s unique animal life. Open to ages 10 and older. Visit www.arvada. org/nature.

Promenade lights to be changed to LED lights

Council unanimously authorized the city manager to execute a contract with Kelly Electrical Inc. in the amount of $100,656 for the electrical conversion of the Westminster Promenade light towers to Light Emitting Diodes, LED, and authorize a 10-percent contingency in the amount of $10,065, for a total expenditure not to exceed $110,721. The eight light towers are signature features of the Promenade East and provide both a visual effect and historical information at the column bases.

CASA 101 Learn how to help make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child through Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties. The CASA 101 information session is from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Adams County Economic Development Corp., 12200 Pecos St., Suite 100, Westminster. CASA staff members and volunteers will speak with guests about the program. CASA’s next volunteer training class begins in May 2013. For information or to RSVP, visit or call Priscilla Gonzales at 303-655-3918.

IGA approved with CDOT for traffic signal maintenance

Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 14 authorizing the city manager to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation regarding traffic signal maintenance for a five-year period. In March 2008, city council authorized the execution of a five year agreement with CDOT that allowed the City to maintain a total of eleven traffic signals on the State Highway System. The City of Westminster desires to continue with the maintenance of traffic signals on Sheridan Boulevard from 70th Avenue to the interchange at US 36. The estimated cost of the maintenance of these signals is paid by CDOT.

SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada, hosts a seven-week discussion group based on the book, “SQ21: The Twenty One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence” by Cindy Wigglesworth. The group starts April 18. Explore and develop our ability to bring authentic inner peace to our daily life. Call 720-935-3999 or visit ROCKIES BASEBALL Catch the Rockies take on the New York Mets at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Snacks are available for a small fee. AMERICAN BANDSTAND In honor of Dick

Clark, the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, is having its own version of American Bandstand at noon Thursday, April 18. Enjoy lunch followed by musical entertainment and dancing. Register with payment by April 16. Call 303-425-9583.

Contracts approved for sale items at city golf courses

Council unanimously approved 2013 expenditure contracts to the following vendors: Titleist, not to exceed $70,000, Nike U.S.A. Golf Division not to exceed $70,000, and Oakley not to exceed $75,000 for the purchase of routine commodities that are provided for sale at the city’s two golf course pro shops and driving ranges. The next council meeting is 7 p.m. April 8 at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. in Westminster. — Compiled by Ashley Reimers

will celebrate the release of their new young adult novel “Pitch Green” at a launch party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Barnes & Noble at Thorncreek Shopping Center, 701 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Visit PitchGreen. to learn more.

TEA PARTY As part of the Festive Friday Series, Master Gardener Rosie Garner will present information on gardening in Colorado after everyone has afternoon tea. Event is at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801.

TOWN HALL Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, DArvada, and Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, will host a town hall meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20, in the community meeting room at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Kraft-Tharp and Hudak will focus on the state budget with an emphasis on school finance and the legislative session. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, will join in the discussion. Steadman is the chair of the Joint Budget Committee and vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is a chance to openly share their ideas, questions and comments with their legislators.


FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/APRIL 19-20 BOOK/FRAME SALE A used book and picture frame sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 4001 W. 76th, Westminster. FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/APRIL 1921, APRIL 24-26, APRIL 28 YOUTH THEATER Northglenn Youth Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland at 7 p.m. April 19-20, 26; at 2 p.m. April 21, 28; and at 10 a.m. April 24-25, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. The journey of Alice through the mirror to the land of bizarre characters and strange “pretzel-logic” is retold in this ingenious adaptation with a great sense of farce and a loving touch of humanity. Sponsored by Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation and the city of Northglenn. SATURDAY/APRIL 20 EARTH DAY Olympics Flex your muscles and mind during our Earth Day Olympics, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join the fun competing in a series of Earth Day related games and events. Open to ages 5-12; must register. Visit

SOCIAL SECURITY Do you have questions about Social Security? Attend “Untangling Social Security” from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at APEX Park and Recreation District, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Speaker is Jo-Ann Holst. Space is limited; RSVP at 720-287-5880 or FRIDAY/APRIL 19

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community blood drive is from 8-9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Aspen Room at 2551 W. 84th Ave., Westminster. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at Job #: 31792-32 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfi

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SELF-DEFENSE DOJO of Karate, 12910 Zuni St., Ste. 200, Westminster, will offer a six-hour women’s self-defense class starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20. The class is open to ages 18 and older. Call 303-920-4500 or visit www.

HORT COUTURE Diana Reavis, of Eason Horticulture, presents “High Fashion Meets Horticulture” from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. The Hort Couture collection features gorgeous, sophisticated plants that have the gardening world abuzz with excitement. See what’s new this year and have a sneak peek at what’s in store for the future. Pretty can be practical. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.

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CHILD SAFETY The Dojo of Karate, 12910 Zuni St., Ste. 200, Westminster, will offer a free 45-minute child safety course for children ages 5 and older from 6:15-7 p.m. Friday, April 19. Contact The Dojo of Karate at 303-920-4500 or visit

antique to Arvada Historical Society’s antique appraisal from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5580 Wadsworth Blvd. Experts from Nostalgia -plus will value your items. A donation per item is requested; two items max per person. All proceeds benefit Arvada Historical Society Color(s): BW projects. Call 303N 431-1261 Bleed?: or visit

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HEALTH FAIR The Broomfield 9Health Fair is planned from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at United Methodist Church, 545 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield. The fair is free and open to the public. Non-medical volunteers are needed; contact Pam Kutchen, fire and life safety education officer for North Metro Fire Rescue District, at 720-887-0404 or pkutchen@ XERISCAPE GARDENING “Beautiful by Design: The Advantages of Xeriscape Gardening,” presented by David Winger, of Hudson Gardens, is from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Xeriscape gardening is more than rocks and gravel. Learn about the basic concept and discover the beautiful and durable plants that perform beautifully in our high and dry region. Call 303-424-7979 or visit HANGING BASKETS Observe and learn as Echter’s Garden Center specialists demonstrate how to plant hanging baskets from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Discover the tips and techniques that result in a beautiful finished product, as well as how to care for hanging baskets through the season. Presentation led by Chris Doolittle, annual specialist, and Barb Isaacson, container designer. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www. SATURDAY/APRIL 20; LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 4 5K RUN/WALK Chick-fil-A at Larkridge presents its fourth annual 5k Run/Walk and Kids Dash to benefit local nonprofit A Precious Child in order to help provide basic essentials for disadvantaged and displaced children in the Thornton area. The run starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Chick-Fil-A at Larkridge, 16670 Washington St., Thornton. Register online at through April 20. LAUNCH PARTY The Brothers Washburn




ROSES PEGGY Williams, consulting rosarian from the Denver Rose Society, presents “Roses – America’s Favorite Flower” from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Discover what’s new and the basic care for these very popular plants from an experienced Colorado rosarian. Call 303-424-7979 or visit SUNDAY/APRIL 21, APRIL 28 AUDITIONS THE DJC Youth All-Stars is looking for 9th, 10th and 11th grade clarinet, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, string bass and drum set players. Auditions are from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, April 14; from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 21; and from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, 3936 Tennyson St., Denver. Audition music and recording are posted at www. Intermediate to advanced jazz experience necessary; weekly rehearsals are on Sundays. For information and audition scheduling, contact ecan11@msn. com or 303-328-7277. FIRE VS. Police The upcoming Fire vs. Police Bowl, a collaborative effort between North Metro Fire Rescue District, Broomfield Police Department and A Precious Child, is planned for Sunday, April 21, at Chipper’s Lanes, 100 Nickel St., Broomfield. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and bowling lasts from 3-6 p.m. All proceeds benefit A Precious Child, a Broomfield-based nonprofit that provides basic essentials, such as clothing, coats and school supplies, to children living in homeless shelters, foster homes, or facing a huge life challenge and otherwise without access to basic needs. All members of the community are invited to sign up to bowl with either the fire or police; however, space is limited to 120 bowlers. Contact Britta Robinson at Britta@ or 612-559-1911 for information. Your Week continues on Page 23

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BLOOD DRIVE Crossing Church of the Nazarene community blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 3501 W. 104th, Westminster. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit GUEST PASTOR Northglenn Methodist Church welcomes the church’s sixth pastor, the Rev. Jim Harris, as the guest speaker on Sunday, April 21. A summer celebration of the 50th anniversary of the church is June 8-9. We hope all members, former members, visitors and community folks will come and enjoy the celebrations. MONDAY/APRIL 22 COLLEGE PLANNING Joseph D. Clemens will review the challenges of planning for your child’s higher education costs from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E.

120th Ave., Thornton. Learn different strategies for saving, how college planning fits within a financial plan, and different strategies to help you keep pace with the rising costs of sending your child to college. This presentation will provide you with an independent and unbiased presentation on college planning from the non-profit Financial Planning Association of Colorado and as part of Money Smart Week’s Financial Education and Literacy Campaign. Visit or call 303-405-3200.

TUESDAY/APRIL 23 CPR CERTIFICATION North Metro Fire Rescue District will offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator classes from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the North Metro Fire Station 62, 10550 Huron St., Northglenn. The cost includes a CPR student workbook and a CPR certification card, which is good for two years. For information or to sign up for a class, call 303-452-9910. The classes are open to the public.

LIFETREE CAFÉ Practical ways to tell if someone is telling you the truth will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “How to Spot a Liar: Secrets From a Former FBI Agent,” features an exclusive filmed interview with FBI counterintelligence officer John Schafer. As a behavioral analyst for the FBI’s National Security Division, Schafer developed deception-detection techniques that are now widely used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In his interview, Schafer shares key indicators that signal when someone is lying. “There are certain signs—verbal and nonverbal—that indicate lying,” says Schafer. “If you lie to me, I’ll catch you.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ DOG TRAINING Leash walking manners will be taught by the Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Li’l Angel Pet Boutique, 1014 S. Gaylord St., Denver. Walking on leash is not natural for dogs. We have to teach them what is expected and make it something they want to do. We’ll help you teach your dog these things so it is enjoyable for both of you. Registration required at or 303-239-0382. Visit www. Several dogs will be worked with during the class.

BOOK CLUB Senior book enthusiasts will read and review “Casual Vacancy,” author J.K. Rowling’s first work since her beloved Harry Potter series. The novel focuses on the death of a city official in England, and the town is affected by the subsequent election. The senior book club meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8801 to reserve a copy of the book. Your Week continues on Page 24


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ART STOP Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary


Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. In April, visiting artist Heather Cherry and express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun, from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Registration is required and limited to 20 students ages 5-12. Art stop takes place at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. Call 303-452-7534 or visit

DINNER THEATER Enjoy a performance of “Alice in Wonderland” by the award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre, followed by a catered meal in the senior center. Event is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801. ESTATE PLANNING As part of Money Smart Week’s Financial Education and Literacy Campaign, this special program will address common misconceptions about estate planning. Join Joseph D. Celemens as he discusses the basic uses of wills, powers of attorney, and the use of trusts to avoid probate. We will tie estate planning into your over financial plan and address questions on aging parents, as well. This presentation will provide you with an independent and unbiased presentation on estate planning from the non-profit Financial Planning Association of Colorado. Program is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Call 303-405-3200 or visit THURSDAY/APRIL 25 NIGHT OUT A friends night out for adults with developmental disabilities is from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Meet at FRIENDS Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield, and the group will head to the Madcap Comedy Theater to watch an improve show. The material is unscripted, clean, original and interactive. You must sign up no later than Monday, April 22, because tickets need to be purchased in advance. Contact Molly Coufal, Friends of Broomfield evening/social program director, at info@ or 303-404-0123 for information on costs and to register.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/APRIL 26 FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community hosts its Friday cinema night at 7 p.m. April 26. Enjoy an evening of connecting with others who support conscious change using the vehicle of film. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. The church is at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Contact Kay

ROBIN HOOD Colorado ACTS presents a satellite homeschool class production of “Robin Hood,” presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Visit or call 303-456-6772 for information and tickets. COMING SOON/APRIL 27 BAND FESTIVAL Rocky Mountain Brassworks hosts the second

annual Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival at 4 p.m. April 27 at Mountain Range High School, 12500 Huron St., Westminster. The concert is free, thanks to a grant from the Adams County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. All seats are general admission; the doors to the auditorium open at 3:30 p.m. Visit or contact us at or 303-476-0560.

WALK TO school safely The Kidproof I Wanna Walk program

is an active workshop that prepares kids ages 8-11 to walk to and from school safely without direct parental supervision. The class is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register.

PAINTBALL AS part of the Recreational Alternative Programming series, youth ages 11-18 can head to Blitz Paintball, where they will get 500 paintballs to take on the competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Lunch will follow in the afternoon. Call 303-450-8800 or go to recxpress to register. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. COMING SOON/APRIL 27, MAY 16, MAY 25 ART PROJECT Members of Palatteers Art Club will work with community members of all ages to paint rocks for its Art Rocks community art project. Rock painting will be done from 6-8 p.m. April 17 and May 16 at Northglenn United Methodist Church, 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and May 25 at Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave. The painted rocks will be distributed throughout Adams County in public areas such as parks, trails and landscaping around public buildings. The rocks are for public display and not for personal use. They must be donated to the Art Rocks Project. All supplies and instruction will be provided at these public painting events. The rocks will be distributed at a public event in August. Call 303-426-4114 or email to to RSVP. COMING SOON/APRIL 27 AUDITION NOTICE Prairie Playhouse is having auditions from


9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, for its upcoming production of “The Sound of Music.” No appointments needed; just show up during audition hours at Calvary Chapel, 161 E. Bridge St., Brighton. Prepare a short musical selection in style with the show; actors will sing accapella. Call backs are at noon, if needed, and are by appointment only. Rehearsals will start in May, and the show will be in September. For more details, visit http://www.

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 Instructor is David Sullivan.

COMING SOON/MAY 1 BLOOD DRIVE City of Westminster community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 26 SPRING EXHIBIT Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presents its spring exhibit “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” through May 26. Visit, email brokenships@bmoca. org or call 303-443-2122 for information. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder.

COMING SOON/MAY 2 TREE PLANTING Sixth-grade students from Peck Elementary and the Arvada parks department will celebrate Arbor Day starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with their annual tree planting at the Oak Park pavilion, 10530 W. 64th Place, Arvada.

RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 31 ART EXHIBIT Colorado Visions, a juried exhibit of works by Colorado artists, is from Monday, April 15, to Friday, May 31, at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. The exhibit is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The show was juried by Colorado artist Cheryl St. John. The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and listen to live music by the Meadowlarks. Sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance and the SCFD. Visit

RECURRING EVENTS RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 20 THEATER SHOW The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents “On Golden Pond” from April 5-20 at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 303-422-4090 or visit for tickets. Appropriate for all ages.

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

RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 30 ART DISPLAY An opening reception for “The Art of Sandra Davis” is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and you can meet the artist from 1-6 p.m. during Second Saturday Art Walk at Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. The exhibit will be on display through April 30; the gallery is open from Wednesday through Saturday.



THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS presents a 12- to 18-year-old production of “Annie Get Your Gun” at 7 p.m. May 3-4, 10-11 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-4566772 or visit

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Professional photographer Rod

Pilcher will lead this basic photography course (for ages 10 and up) with a twist from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, to Sunday, May 5, at and around Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn camera parts, how your camera works, proper exposure, color, composition and lighting. A film or digital camera is required; S.L.R. (Single Lens Relex) is preferred. Registration is required by March 27; visit This class also fulfills the requirements for Boy Scout Photography Merit Badge. An optional trip to The Denver Zoon on May 19 is not included in class fee.

LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 4 WALK MS Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for Walk MS, its premier fundraising event, on Saturday, May 4, at Denver City Park, 2001 Steele St., Denver. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Contact walkMScolorado. org for information, or call 303-698-7470 ext. 2.

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A roundup of good spring reads Spring cleaning is always a good thing. You find a lot of dirt when you’re scrubbing the corners of your house. You find a better mood when everything’s clean and tidy. And you find things you thought you’d lost and things you never remembered you even had. Like gift certificates left over from December. So you got a bookstore gift certificate and you don’t know how to use it. Why not check out these great books:

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If the gift certificate belongs to your young’un, then look for “The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy” by Ursus Wehrli. This is a cute (but unusual) book in which a messy situation is made neat by lining up all the things that made it a mess. It’s very different, and could be used as a counting book for kids who need practice with higher numbers. If your 9-to-12-year-old is concerned about being kind to the Earth, then introduce him (or her!) to “Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees” by Odo Hirsch. This is a book about a boy who learns that something bad is happening to bees and it won’t just mean no more honey. What he does in this honey of a book is for your child to find out… For a great read-aloud that grade-schoolers will love, look for the Deputy Dorkface books by Kevin D. Janison, illustrated by Eldon Doty. These books teach kids manners, hygiene, and eating right, but not in a preachy way that kids hate. Nope, these books are laughout-loud, and kids will love them. And there you are. You found a gift certificate, and that’s a good thing. If these books don’t sound very appetizing to you, be sure to ask your bookseller for even more ideas. They like to talk about books. Really, they do.


If a good romping romance with a dose of drama sounds good to you today, then look for “Close Quarters” by Shamara Ray. This is a book about two roommates – she’s engaged and he’s a jerk – and what happens when they realize that they really can’t live without one another. The Underground Railroad is the setting for “The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier. When a young Quaker girl moves to Ohio for a new life, she is drawn into helping the effort to spirit former slaves to freedom. And speaking of running away, check out “My One Square Inch of Alaska” by Sharon Short. It’s the story of a young girl who runs away from a life she’s yearned to escape, packs up her brother and his dog, and heads to a long-time dream way up North. Fans of quirky mysteries will love “The

Man Who Turned Both Cheeks: A Novel” by Gillian Royes. This sequel to Royes’ first book picks up with Shad Myers, unofficial lawman and bartender for Largo Bay. Shad is in the midst of turmoil that may – or may not – save his little community. You’ll find more turmoil in “The Guilty One” by Lisa Ballantyne. It’s a novel of suspense, in which a London solicitor takes on a crime that’s possibly been committed by a child. Can he keep his own bad memories from tainting the solving of this case? One of my favorite authors has a new book out: “Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane. Set in the Roaring Twenties, this is a book about gangsters, Prohibition, and one man’s life in the underworld. Coming from Lehane, you know it’ll be good. If you’re more of a short-story fan, then look for “Could You Be With Her Now” by Jen Michalski. This book contains two novellas: the first, a sort of mystery-thriller; the second, a story set within a relationship that raises eyebrows.


If you love a good step back in time, then look for “Successful Farming: Traditional Methods and Techniques for Every Farm” by Frank D. Gardner. This thick book takes a good look at all kinds of farming and gardening, the way it was done in Grandpa’s day – which makes this book perfect for reminiscing. Ever wonder what you’re made of? “The Violinist’s Thumb” by Sam Kean takes readers on a ride inside. You’ll learn fascinating things about genetics, DNA, and how it shapes each individual who ever lived – including you! Pair it up with “The End of Men” by Hanna Rosin, a book about how the “stronger” sex is slowly being dominated by the world’s women. How do you keep your family safe? In “Dangerous Instincts” by Mary Ellen O’Toole, PhD and Alisa Bowman, you’ll learn a few tips straight from an FBI Profiler. This is a book for parents, businesspeople and single folks. It doesn’t just touch upon physical safety, but decisionmaking and risk-taking, too. In this weird world, isn’t that info you need? Also look for “TwentySomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?” by Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig. Reading this, for parents, is just a different way of keeping your (grown) kids – and your sanity – safe. So you say you love classic literature. But did you know that some fiction is actually non-fiction? In the book “Black Fire” by Robert Graysmith, you’ll read about Samuel Clemens, the real Mark Twain, and a 150-year-old mystery. And speaking of mysteries, how about a medical one? Look

for “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan, a book about one woman’s scary illness and the doctorsleuths who diagnosed it. If a memoir is your thing this spring, look for “Memoir of the Sunday Brunch” by Julia Pandl, a book about growing up in a family restaurant and the life lessons learned. Or try “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter” by Melissa Francis who, you might remember, was one of the kids on “Little House on the Prairie” all those years ago. One of the things you want to do this year is to strengthen the relationship you have with your honey-bunny. That means you’ll want to find “What Makes Love Last?” by John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver. This is a book filled with hints, science-based tips, quizzes and more. You’ll, um, love it, especially if you team it up with “Love 2.0” by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., which is a book about our emotions in amour and how being twitterpated changes who we are. If you love biographies, look for “Hello, Gorgeous” by William J. Mann. It’s a big, solid, thick book about Barbra Streisand, her life, and her career. You’ll love this book. Also look for “Skirt Steak” by Charlotte Druckman. It’s an anthology of memories and brief memoirs written by women chefs. No recipes, but it simmers nonetheless. Every now and then, you like to read something that sends shivers up your spine, which is a good time to find “Restless in Peace” by Mariah De La Croix. The author is a mortician. She’s also a psychic. You can well imagine how interesting that can be, right? And when you’re done, read “The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini” by Bruce MacNab for a magical afternoon’s reading. What would you do without your pals? In “Friendkeeping” by Julie Klam, you’ll read about good friends, better friends and the best friends of all. And for a friend of a different sort, read “Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them” by Betsy Priouleau. If you’re in the mood for something a little on the spiritual side, then look for “Imperfect Spirituality” by Polly Campbell. This is a book that teaches you to find and get in touch with the inner you by learning new techniques and methods to increase personal growth and spirituality. Team it up with “Nurturing the Soul of Your Family” by Renee Peterson Trudeau and won’t you feel better? So you’ve vowed this year to stay green, and “Eco Thrifty” by Deborah Niemann is going to help you do that. This is a book that will take you around your home and vehicle to show you how to save the earth while you’re saving money. What’s not to

love about that? Team it up with “The American Dream” by Lawrence R. Samuel, a pop-culture book about the history of Having It All. If you’ve got a stack of books on your shelf that you haven’t read since high school, “Practical Classics” by Kevin Smokler will give you a good reason to change that. This book looks at those old classics, how they’re relevant, and how you’ll probably enjoy them more now than you ever did back in class. Loss is never easy and if you faced one last year, then “Happily Even After” by Carole Brody Fleet may need to be next to your easy-chair. This is a book specifically for widows and widowers, written to help you get beyond grief and back to a new normal – whatever that is. Another book to find is “Mom’s List” by St. John Greene. It’s a memoir written by his wife, who was dying and wanted to be sure that her family remembered certain life lessons. Buy them – and a box of tissues to go. Finally, you saw the movie, so you know Lincoln was assassinated. But did you know that there was an attempt on his life years before that? In “The Hour of Peril” by Daniel Stashower, you’ll read about that almost-crime and the man who saved Lincoln’s life by foiling a plot that most certainly would’ve changed history.


If you’re a “cat person,” you’ll want to find “Another Insane Devotion” by Peter Trachtenberg. This is a book about a man’s search for his lost kitty, and the cool things he found while looking for her. You already probably know that American soldiers often rely on dogs while at war. You might even know a former working dog – or you may have one yourself. In “Dogs of Courage” by Lisa Rogak, you’ll read about more of them: police dogs, therapy pups, service dogs, and more. Your dog or cat has the best life. So have you ever wondered about the lives of farm animals? In the new book “The Lucky Ones” by Jenny Brown, you’ll read about one woman’s fight for better lives for those critters. Be aware that this book could be very controversial but that’s never stopped any animal lover I know… You also might like “Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man” by Brian McGrory. That’s a story of a man who marries a woman and gets kids and a fowl-mood fowl in the package. And if your pets run a little big and it’s wild around your house, look for “Of Moose and Men” by Dr. Jerry Haigh. That’s a book by a Canadian veterinarian who cares for wildlife; in particular, moose. Or would that be “mooses?” Happy reading!

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Academy soccer continues its success By Jonathan Maness WESTMINSTER — The Academy Wildcats are starting to take the soccer world by storm. Not only are the No. 8 Wildcats the last undefeated team in Class 3A, they have been dominating their first six opponents — outscoring their foes 33-2. The Academy’s success has started to catch people’s attention, including getting a first-place vote in The Denver Post’s most recent rankings. “We only lost one girl from last year,” Academy coach Kevin Vicente said. “We have a lot of experience and the girls are working hard.” One of the goals against the Wildcats came in a 1-1 tie with No. 7 St. Mary, which has become the lone blemish on Academy’s nearly perfect 5-0-1 record. The other came Friday in the opening minutes of the Wildcats’ 3-1 win over rival Pinnacle. In Academy’s four other games, the Wildcats have dominated their opponent, outscoring their foes 29-0. “We work together and put a lot of effort in during practice,” Academy’s senior goalkeeper Marley Wattier said. “That helps us come out and be on top.” Wattier has been part of the Wildcats’ success, with 16 saves on the season and four shutout wins. Academy hasn’t been a slouch on the other side of the ball, 14 different players have scored goals — with four scoring four or more. Junior Makala House has been leading the charge with eight goals on the season, including two against Pinnacle. It was her third consecutive multi-goal game. Alex Garcia also scored a goal and had an assist in the Wildcats’ recent victory, while Megan White had an assist. The Academy improved to 4-0 in the Frontier League, while The Pinnacle dropped to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in league. However, the real challenge for the Wildcats comes later in the month when The Academy faces both Centaurus and Holy Family. “That will be the true test for us,” Vicente said. “Pinnacle is a big rival for Academy, and a lot of these girls know each other. However, we won’t know where we are until we face those two teams.”

‘We work together and put a lot of effort in during practice.’ Senior Marley Wattier

Academy’s Antionette Carrera controls the ball in the second half of the Wildcats win over Pinnacle on April 12. Photos by Jonathan Maness

Roundup: Academy’s Telles garners basketball awards By Jonathan Maness WESTMINSTER — After a remarkable career at The Academy, senior Zach Telles received a number of awards. He was chosen as the Frontier League player of the year and was also selected to Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State team and will be playing in the AllState games being held at Adams State University in Alamosa in June.  He was also chosen to the Frontier League All-Conference first team. Telles led Class 3A in scoring averages with 23.8 points per game, as well as three-point shooting with 3.9 a game. He was third in assists (5.3) and free throw shooting (.86 percent), and was fifth in steals. Telles added to his resume when he scored 54 points to lead his squad to a 94-75 win over Platte Valley.


The Northglenn baseball team is on a roll. The Norse have opened the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference 3-0, outscoring their foes 33-0. Northglenn won in dominating fashion on Saturday, beating Aurora Central 21-0. Nine different players scored runs for Northglenn, with Miguel Mendoza’s four runs and Jacob Saunders three. Tristan Dean got his second win of the season, holding the Trojans to only one hit.


The Holy Family baseball team didn’t waste its opportunity at Coors Field April 12. The Tigers scored eight runs in the third inning and rolled to a 10-2 victory over rival Centaurus. Jay Elliott hit a two-run, insidethe-park home run and Zach Trombley went 2 for 3 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs. Adrian Do earned the win on the mound after allowing only two runs. The Tigers also swept its double header

with Kent Denver on April 12, beating the Sun Devils 15-2 and 12-5 to improve to 5-1 overall.

Legacy’s Emma Gee took second in the 3200-meter run on Saturday at the Pomona Invitational. She was also fourth in the 800.



Standley Lake girls soccer team topped Columbine on April 12 to improve to 8-1-2 on the season. Danielle McClure and Shelby McBain each scored for the Gators, who have now won three in a row.


Brenda Vasquez and Jazmyne Escobar each scored two goals to help Skyview soccer top Englewood 5-0 on April 11. Freshman Amanda Carpio also had a goal and an assist as the Wolverines improved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the Colorado 7. Mariah Ramirez had an assist for Skyview and goalkeeper Brandie Woodson picked up her sixth shutout of the season.


Community Christian baseball topped Evangelical Christian 5-0 on Saturday to pick up its third consecutive win. Bryan Hodge threw a one-hit shutout, the lone hit came in the seventh inning ruining his bid for a perfect game. Hodge also went 1 for 3 at the plate and a triple.


The Academy baseball team cruised to a 22-0 victory over Jefferson, which lasted only three innings. The Wildcats scored 11 runs in the first inning and had 10 different players score in the game. Jordan Gillmore had four runs, while Ryan Johnson, Cristian Johnson and Ryan Sanchez each had three. Alex Stone got the win after striking out 10 players.

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Legacy baseball routs Mountain Range By Jonathan Maness

jmaness@ourcoloradonews. com BROOMFIELD — New squad, same results for the Legacy Lightning’ baseball team. Despite graduating 14 seniors last season, Legacy hasn’t lost a step this season on the diamond. Behind the power hitting of Hunter Parnell and Jake Bublitz the Lightning rolled to a 6-3 win over Mountain Range on Saturday to improve to 2-0 in the Front Range League. “We are there, we are close,” said Bublitz, who went 1 for 3 with a home run. “We have a lot of power and contact on the team. Hopefully when we put it all together it will be lethal.” Bublitz is one of four players returning with varsity experience, but the Lightning have been playing like a well-oiled machine so far this season. “We are just finding a way to win,” Bublitz said. “That is all that matters right now.” Three of Legacy’s four losses came at the Vero Beach Spring Training tournament which is held in Florida, the Lightning only other loss was to No. 5 Ralston Valley. Since returning from Florida the Lightning have been on a roll, topping Standley Lake 2-1 and getting league wins over Fossil Ridge and Mountain Range.

“I think the kids have done a great job of coming together as a club,” Legacy coach Ty Giordano said. “They are figuring out what they are suppose to do, what their roles are. And when that happens you can play good baseball.” On Saturday, Legacy only had five hits but the Lightning made them count. Parnell hit a 2-run home run over left field in the second inning and Bublitz hit a solo shot in the fifth. Wyatt Cross had an RBI single in the first and Adrian Lomeli also had a sacrifice fly for Legacy. Lomeli also had two hits in the win. It wasn’t until the sixth inning that the Mustangs made some noise. Andrew Wamsley, Jacob Mihalick Jarosak and David Newton had RBI singles to cut into the Lightning lead. The Mustangs rally was cut short after Devin Payne snagged a line drive at third base to force a double play. Matt Maestas continued his strong hitting for Mountain Range, going 3 for 3 on the day with a run. Mountain Range dropped to 2-7 overall and 0-1 in the FRL. The Mustangs previous games in the FRL have been canceled due to snow. “The rivalry is always nice,” Bublitz. “I know a few kids over there, still a good competition. It’s crazy to think that this is my fourth and final last time playing them.”

Legacy’s Hunter Parnell celebrates after hitting a home run in the second-inning of Saturday’s 6-3 win over Mountain Range. Photo by Jonathan Maness

Legacy High School soccer continues to roll Lightning top Horizon in physical match By Jonathan Maness WESTMINSTER - A veteran Legacy girls soccer team continues to take care of business. The Lightning, who graduated four players last season, battled to a tough 2-0 win over Horizon on April 11 to pick up their seventh victory of the season. “We returned a great group of players from last year’s team that made it to the state tournament quarterfinals,” Legacy coach David Castro said. “We also have a strong freshman class.” That combo has helped the Lightning win seven of their first eight games and four of five in the Front Range League. Legacy’s lone loss came in a tough 2-1 loss to Fossil

Ridge earlier this season. “Most games in our conference are very physical,” Castro said. “There is a lot at stake every game.” Playing in a tough FRL, which features three squads ranked in the top five — including Legacy (4-1 FRL) which is currently No. 2. That physicality was also nothing new in a rivalry game against Horizon, as each squads battled for loose balls. While the Lightning got the win, the Hawks didn’t make it easy. “The rivalry certainly plays a part in it,” Castro said. Freshman Madison Gallegos and senior Michelle Vadeboncoeur each found the back of the net for Legacy. It was the fifth game in Vadeboncoeur has scored this season. The Lightning also cruised to a 2-0 win over Mountain Range on Apr. 4. It was the fifth consecutive loss for Horizon (2-5 overall, 1-3 FRL), which has had the tough fate of facing three

of the top squads in the state — Fairview, Fort Collins and Legacy. Bailey Lucero and Darian Drake each have four goals this season for the Hawks. The schedule won’t get any easier for either squads, especially in the FRL which has had four squads in the state quarterfinals and two in the semifinals last season. “The Front Range League is one of the strongest in the state,” Castro said. “Every win in the league is super important.”

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