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Adams County and Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 68, Issue 2

Cities mixed on RTD vow


General manager says he’ll find $300 million to finish FasTracks projects By Darin Moriki

Adrian Chavez has a stencil placed on his cheek while having a snake airbrushed on his face Saturday during a Halloween Carnival at City Park Recreation Center. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Teen faces 17 counts in Ridgeway case Sigg charged as an adult By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews. com Austin Sigg, the suspect in the murder of Jessica Ridgeway, was charged as an adult Tuesday in a Jefferson County courtroom. He faces 17 charges including four counts of firstdegree murSigg der. The 17-year-old also faces two kidnapping charges, one count of sexual assault on a child and a robbery charge connected to the Ridgeway murder. He faces one count of criminal attempt of sexual assault and one count of criminal attempt of kidnapping connected to the attempted abduction of a woman running around Ketner Lake in Westminster. The former Arapahoe Community College student

Westminster Police officer T.C. Cunningham talks with another officer while blocking off an intersection at W. 102nd Avenue and North Moore Court where an investigation at the home of Austin Reed Sigg was underway Wednesday, Oct. 24. Photo by Andy Carpenean calmly walked into the courtroom nodding to his family members who sat behind him. As the charges were read, some of Sigg’s family members began crying. Eight members of Ridgeway’s family, including her mother Sarah, were in the court room all wearing Ridgeway’s favorite color, purple. Last week Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey said Sigg will not face the death penalty because he is a juvenile. Storey said it’s a murky situation in terms of


whether Sigg could face life in prison without parole also because he is a juvenile. When asked if he’s worked on a case like this one before, Storey said, “I’ve been doing this for 25 years, I’ve seen a lot.” Ten-year-old Ridgeway disappeared on Oct. 5 while walking to Chelsea Park in Westminster to meet up with friends before school. Her body was found days later in the Pattridge Park Open Space area in Arvada. Police received a call last week from Sigg’s mother leading police to his arrest. Before attending Arapahoe Community College, Sigg attended Standley Lake High School in Westminster. Sophomore Adam Wil-

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liams didn’t know Sigg personally, but he did see him around school last year. He said after Sigg’s arrest was in the news it really hit home. “Once we found out that the kid who had done it had just left the school not only a year ago, a guy everyone knew or had class with, it really brought in a lot harder,” he said. “You wouldn’t expect that someone you were talking to about a math question last year would actually have done this to a little girl.” Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally said now that Sigg has been arrested, the community needs to also give support to the Sigg family, as well as continue the support for the Ridgeway family. She also expressed her appreciation to the law enforcement members for their continued work on this case. “I can’t say enough praise and gratefulness for our police force as they have worked tirelessly on this investigation,” she said. “I know each one of them are working hard to keep this city safe and to bring justice to Jessica. Each one of them think of Jessica as their own daughter.” Sigg remains in juvenile detention. The next hearing, a status conference, is set for

Northglenn and Thornton officials said they have mixed feelings about a commitment by the RTD general manager to find $300 million for multiple unfinished FasTracks projects. Regional Transportation Director General Manager Phil Washington made the vow during the RTD board’s Oct. 23 meeting and also hinted at a series of proposed cuts to other programs to come up with the funding. Washington said he will provide a list of cuts for the board to consider and a final decision on these cuts may be made as early as December. Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams said she is wary of the announcement and is concerned it could be yet another unfulfilled promise. “Quite frankly, it is going to be really difficult for RTD to come up with $300 million over the next several years particularly if that savings has to come about through service level adjustments,” Williams said in an e-mail. “Clearly the devil is going to be in the details about where the savings will come from, and that will tell us who will be impacted or could suffer for it — $300 million is not a small sum of money.” Brook Svoboda, Northglenn’s planning and development director, said it is premature to determine how RTD’s plans may materialize over the next two months. More recently, he said RTD officials have been working on concrete plans to build up to the proposed 72 nd Avenue station so they can apply for federal assistance. “I think there’s more information that needs to come out so we can take a closer look at it, but on the whole, I think the bigger issue here is that RTD is becoming more actively engaged with the north corridor communities and trying to solve and fund these projects,” Svoboda said. “It seems as if the tone has changed and there seems to be a more concerted effort now to try and solve this financial problem.”

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‘Push past it’ helps man push the envelope record in the 400-meter freestyle swim relay. One day before the meet, the coach told him a faster teammate would replace him. As he opened the front door, his grandmother handed him a much-awaited letter. “Dear Ryan: Thank you for submitting your application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We regret to inform you that blah, blah, blah.” Ryan pauses. “Grandma grabbed my wrist, leaned in.” His voice climbs higher. “Ryan, we all get rejected. Push past it. Besides, who really wants to live in North Carolina anyways?” Five years later, in 2009, he graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in journalism and anthropology. He moved to Portland with his new wife, Chelsea, a CSU graduate studying for a master’s in social work at Portland State University. He scanned Craigslist for any job he could find to pay the bills — teaching an older man to use the computer; dressing up as Lord Voldemort for a Harry Potter midnight premiere; month-long marketing contracts with Nike, Toyota, Safeway. “I was scary broke and I called Grandma for help. Ryan, you need money? Well, you and me both! Push,” his hands flick, “past it.” In January 2011, 75 applications

later, Ryan landed a job with Special Olympics Oregon. As manager of marketing and communications, he did TV and radio interviews, but didn’t like what he heard. He was part of the “like” generation — the word peppered his speech. His dad, a Toastmasters Club member, suggested he join the public-speaking organization. So he did. One Saturday morning last January, he came across a YouTube video of a competitor in the Toastmaster World Championship of Public Speaking. An idea crystallized: If he didn’t do something big right then, he never would. Chelsea sat on the sofa completing a paint-by-number mountain scene as he announced his goal — to be the world champion in public speaking. Chelsea looked at him. OK, she said. They drove to Home Depot and bought huge whiteboards they nailed to the living room wall on which he could craft speeches. In the middle, he wrote “Ryan Avery — 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking.” The goal, Chelsea knew, was daunting. The 2011 winner had entered the contest 35 times before winning, and some 30,000 members start the competition each year. But Ryan dreamed big. The training began: Ryan woke at 5 every morning, worked on speeches until 8, ate breakfast and went to work. At 6 p.m., he returned home and continued practicing. At one point, he was giving 11 speeches a week at various clubs. Chelsea suggested if he could speak in uncomfortable situations, he’d give great speeches in comfortable ones. So he spiked his hair, hiked his jeans above his belly, threw on a ratty green T-shirt and headed to Pioneer Square, a downtown area where he would spontaneously rehearse among strangers. He spoke in gyms, saunas and prisons. He spoke underwater to figure out where to breathe and pause. He spoke in an airplane bathroom, anywhere that felt awkward. Finally, it was time. Contestants from 116 countries descended on Orlando in August for the 2012 World Championship of Public Speaking. In

the fifth round, there was Ryan among nine semi-finalists. “Every stage of our lives we face fears and obstacles we have to push past, starting young with that la-a-rge hairy monster living under our bed, building up courage to walk into that first Toastmasters meeting, or to face the day when we lose someone that we love.” Ryan pauses as he looks across the audience. “Grandma’s not the same person she once was.” Pause. “The woman who has always been there for me, who comforts me in that familiar perfume” — his hands fold toward his chest — “sl-i-i-ide me a cookie before dinner — will look right at me, forget who I am. Grandma is still here, but she’s already gone.” This speech, which he recently repeated at CSU’s annual high school B Journalism Day before more than a 1,500 students, propelled him into the final round. The speech he gave in the finals was about trust and, ultimately, his love for Chelsea. In the end, eight F months after deciding he would bes come the World Champion of Public p Speaking, he won. Every day at 5:45 p.m., a reminder D rings on Ryan’s cell phone as it has g for the past two years, and he calls his t grandma, now 86 and living in Tampa a with her daughter. The brief conversa- a tions are filled with ordinary questions t — How was your day? What are you having for dinner? They keep a young d heart connected with an old, beloved v one. “Every bridge of fear we’re on starts t that same mental countdown. Three! “ a Am I really about to do this?” Ryan d spreads his arms wide. “Yes.” “Two! Wait! Wait! I am not ready for this! “If not now, when? “One! Why do I listen to Grandma? “Because life is limited.” He looks at the audience. “Push past it.”


Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews. com or 303-566-4110.

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He spreads his long arms wide so quickly, the audience startles. “Three! Am I really about to bungee jump?” He throws out the question emphatically. “Two! Wait! Wait! I am not ready for this! One! Why do I listen to Grandmaa-a?” His voice rises and his 6-foot4 lanky frame pitches forward. He straightens and peers seriously through dark-rimmed glasses. “Push past it — advice that will stick in my mind till the end of my time.” Push past it. Those three words have defined milestones in Ryan Avery’s life, so much so that they recently led him to an extraordinary achievement. He learned them from his fiery but sweet, independent grandmother, who always gave it to him straight. So, listen to this story. It’s about dreaming big, working hard, believing in oneself. But, mostly, this is a story about a boy and his grandmother. “Last summer, I willingly attached myself to an industrial-sized rubber band, h-u-u-rled my body off the tallest bridge in North America, and almost wet myself. Bungee jumping for me was the equivalent of someone being scared of spiders bathing in a tub of tarantulas. Ugh! Why would I do something so scary? Because,” he gazes toward the audience, “Grandma’s famous words.” His voice rises. “Ryan, we all experience fear. Push.” His hands flick outward. “Past it.” His hands flick again. Ryan, 25, grew up in a small Texas town near Houston. In high school, he trained unflaggingly to break the

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Board approves STEM school location By Ashley Reimers A location for a new STEM school in Adams County School District 50 was selected after a unanimous vote by school board members. The decision was made during the Oct. 23 school board meeting to make the former Crown Pointe Academy Charter School, at 72nd Avenue and Irving Street in Westminster, the new location for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) school, set to open in August 2013. Superintendent Pamela Swanson and

other school administrators toured the building the week before the decision was made. During the meeting, Swanson told board members and the public that although the building is in need of some renovation work, the building is in very good condition. Herb Atchison, a member of the district’s facilities committee, agreed with Swanson. “When looking for a space that is over 20,000 square feet, the committee determined that former Crown Pointe Academy facility is the best selection,” he said. “After board approval we will kick off the design of the building immediately.” The building is on the west side of Irving Street just north of 72nd Avenue. Ac-

cording the district’s website, the building, which is being called the Irving Street building, originally housed the district’s trade school programs that focused on skills like construction, electronics and automotive repair. The building then housed the Crown Pointe Academy Charter School, and underwent a major renovation that added new classrooms and a first class gymnasium. “Part of why this location is at the top is because of the larger classrooms, the ability to build labs and have higher ceilings to work with,” said school board member Larry Valente. “It’s also central in the district and does have air conditioning, which makes things a lot nicer. It’s

actually in really good shape.” Anthony Matthews, former principal of Flynn Elementary School, will be the principal for the new STEM school. Steve Saunders, communications director for the district, said Matthews is working full time with district administrators on the development of the STEM school and plans to give the board of education an update in November. The STEM school was approved by the board last spring. More information and specific details on the STEM school will be discussed by the board and district administrators during a November study session. For more information, visit

Safety program gives students know-how to seek help

By Ashley Reimers

Students at Pinnacle Charter School in Federal Heights learned the importance shouting for help during a special safety presentation. Jean Davidson is the founder of the Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation, a program focused on the simple principle of teaching children to yell “help” loudly and repeatedly and to tell the nearest adult if they sense danger. Davidson created the program after the death of her 4-year-old grandson who drowned in 2006. “The drowning could have been prevented because there were other children there when my grandson died,” she said. “So after his death I created the program and started working with police and fire departments to spread awareness.”

‘The death of Jessica Ridgeway really brought it home for us, so through this program we are able to educate them about being safe, without making is scary.’ Hope Reilly, Pinnacle counselor Davidson taught Pinnacle students the Yell and Tell program during the presentation on Oct. 24. Hope Reilly, elementary school counselor, said in the wake of the death of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, it was important to bring a safety program to the school. She said although Pinnacle is already a safe school, all doors are locked from

the outside, students can take what they learn from the program and use it outside of the building. “We work hard to keep our students safe and through this program, students will learn a safety lesson that can help keep them safe from predators,” she said. “The death of Jessica Ridgeway really brought it home for us, so through this program we are able to educate


INSIDE THE WINDOW THIS WEEK During the Oct. 23 Adams County School District 50 board meeting a proclamation was read declaring October as Parent and Family Involvement in Education month. Richard Garcia, executive director of the Westminster based Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition (CSPC), presented the information to the board. CSPC works with schools and school districts across the state to find ways to engage parents in their

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them about being safe, without making is scary.” There are four steps to the Yell and Tell program: See it, feel it, yell and tell. A child sees something bad happening, they feel the emotion of being scared, they yell “help” and they tell an adult. Davidson said since 2007, more than 300,000 children have been taught the program and she hopes to continue the outreach. “The goal is to show the program to the children and for them to talk about it with teachers and parents and finally to use the skills if they need to,” she said. Reilly said since the Ridgeway case, students can no longer wait outside for their ride home and any student who is still at the school after 3:40 p.m. must wait for their ride home in the Cub Den, an after-school program. For more information on the Yell and Tell program, visit

children’s education. The organization does extensive work with minority families that come from diverse cultural backgrounds. “One of the primary motivators for me to push this proclamation is the work I have been doing with the staff here in District 50 in engaging families in the education of their children,” Garcia said. “We have worked with 13 of the District 50 schools. I’m very proud of the work we have done

here at Adams 50, and I believe that the results show the work that can happen with families are engaged with the schools.” Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the proclamation which stresses the importance of parental involvement in education. According to the proclamation, student achievement increases and the dropout rate decreases when there is strong parental involvement.


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the build out plus DNA equipment for two of the labs, supplies and two new specialists at about $750,000. Darr said one of the two options will be his second highest priority line item in his department’s 2013 budget. Sgt. Shane Heiter, a crime lab supervisor, said the crime lab currently sends tool marks and ballistics evidence to the Colorado Bureau Investigation for testing — a process that usually takes up to six months to a year before results are returned. The state agency rarely charged the county for its services, but Darr said that may be changing. “The state doesn’t have any money, and it has been getting tighter over the years, and the question is, `How long can we continue to send our items for testing down there without being charged,’” Darr said. “I can tell you a few years ago that I would as the CBI director that question and he would say, `Oh, don’t worry about it,’ but that hasn’t been the answer in recent days. The

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idential units and 250,000 square feet of space for commercial or industrial uses on 21.11 acres along Federal Boulevard. The development at 6001 Federal Blvd. is part of a plan adopted in October 2009 to guide future land-use regulations, public improvements and partnerships near the two RTD Gold Line transit centers in unincorporated Adams County. These plans include the development of a “mixeduse village center” around the Federal Station, a “light industrial area” around the Pecos Station and a “business park” between the two stations. Proponents say the development will create jobs, spur economic development and become a catalyst for cleaning up Federal, while opponents

say loud construction noise and the building’s maximum 95-foot heights are concerning to neighboring residents. “Heights and density are a concern, but quite frankly, if this applicant can find a developer who’s willing to invest and the bank’s willing to invest, who are we to say the development is not going to be successful,” said Adams County Planning Commissioner Paul Tochtrop before casting his vote. “The area needs improvement, so even though I have these concerns that were capably raised, I’m going to vote for it.” Unincorporated Adams County resident Kim Gillan, who lives several blocks away from the proposed building site, said she and other residents are not fighting development in general along




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answer more recently has been, `I don’t think there will be any charges, but we have to wait and see what the annual budget looks like,’ so it tells us that there are issues.” Heiter said the need is becoming increasingly important as the crime lab struggles to shuffle multiple cases between three main rooms serving as a drug laboratory, fingerprint lab and photography room. “This will save the citizens, insurance companies and the sheriff’s department money, because we’re going to be able to put these people away,” Heiter said. “The payback is really for the citizens, because they would be paying for a service and we can give them that service and save them money in the long run.” Darr said both Denver and Jefferson counties are making plans to begin constructing their own crime labs, but noted that his office has an unusual advantage, since it already has the infrastructure in place to expand.

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Commissioner candidates focus on outreach

I ,By Darin Moriki

Four of the five Adams County commissioner candidates running for two district seats raised a modest amount of -money in the last three crucial months tleading up to the general election. The most recent campaign finance reports released on Oct.17 show that four of the candidates report having fair s amount of cash-on-hand, but most said e they are now focused on driving Adams e County residents to the polls. Democratic District 1 commissioner ycandidate Eva Henry raised $48,944.23 in emonetary and non-monetary contribuetions and spent $35,176.50 between July 22 and Oct. 11. Henry said she used most of the money to help bring her campaign message eto about 19,000 doorsteps of unaffiliated




and Democrat voters countywide since March. “I think my campaign is still on the right track,” Eva Henry said. “Around the county, I did not spend a lot of money on signs, because they don’t reach voters. My money has been spent to reach individual voters and reach their doors, because that’s where the votes are.” Her Republican opponent Gary Mikes raised $41,064.13 in monetary and nonmonetary contributions and spent $19,863.97 during the same three-month time period, according to his campaign finance reports.

E-mails and phone requests to Mikes were not returned before press time. Democratic District 2 candidate Charles “Chaz” Tedesco raised $42,754 Howell in monetary contributions and spent $31,379.71 between July and October. Tedesco did not report any non-monetary contributions during that three-month timeframe. His campaign manager, Nicole Hanlen, said Tedesco’s campaign was primarily focused on reaching out to all voters by “knocking on thousands of doors and calling many more people.” “We have focused our energies on a get-out-the-vote effort,” Hanlen said. “We plan to continue our positive campaign with a special effort at getting our supporters to actually vote. Initial indications are that this is an effective strategy.”

Tedesco’s Republican opponent Donnia Howell raised $39,788.94 in monetary and non-monetary contributions and spent $18,471.78, according to her campaign finance reports. Howell said most of the money was spent on signs, mailers and postage, but not for any transportation-related costs. To date, Howell estimates that she has met nearly 20,000 voters at their doorsteps and “contacted many more through mailers and phone calls.” “A majority of my campaign contributions have come directly from residents and business owners in Adams County who care about what happens here, and the integrity of our local government,” Howell said. “I am very fiscally responsible and as such have been able to do more with less, and am proud of all my campaign has accomplished within the financial budget I had in place.”

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tBy Ashley Reimers intersections, hills and curves. “We don’t get to all of the residential areas for every storm because it is a tred mendous amount of time and money,” With winter fast approaching, West- he said. “But when a storm produces dminster is preparing for snowfall. eight or more inches, then we will go n The city’s goal during any snowstorm through every single residential street -is to keep primary and secondary streets and pass down the middle of the street fopen and safe for motorists. To achieve with a plow.” -this goal, the city employees follow a Hufford said the city averages about tsnow policy that rates the streets by three 15-17 storms a year and last year the city ,priorities. o Brock Hufford, a street operations had a total of 78 inches, which is also an rforeman for the city of Westminster, said average number. He said when the snow the first priority is all arterial routes and does start coming down, it’s important emajor collector streets considered to be for motorists slow down and give the -the minimum network that must be kept snow plow drivers room and patience. oopen to provide a transportation system “The best speed is probably 25 miles -covering the major traffic volume and per hour. People need to slow down,” dprovide access to hospitals, police sta- he said. “All the accidents we see during etions, fire stations and rescue squads. every storm happen because people are tSome of these roads include 72nd, 80th, driving too fast. People need to remain n120th, 144th and 128th avenues, Sheripatient with us, and give us a break.” dan and Lowell boulevards and parts of Along with snow plowing, Hufford -Federal Boulevard. said the drivers also disperse a material e Priority two areas include secondary kroutes, collector streets and select resi- called ice slicer on the roads to help melt edential streets providing access to emer- the ice and snow. For more information on the city’s ggency stations, schools and bus routes. -The final priority is residential areas. Huf- snow policy, visit tford said these areas include dangerous y y Oct. 20, Christopher Far- car, Reid said Fartain tried -By Ashley Reimers tain, 29, was riding a Har- to get behind the fourth sareimers@ourcoloradone- ley Davidson motorcycle car, but clipped the back in the eastbound land of of the vehicle. Fartain was ejected e Highway 119, a two-lane - A Westminster man was road. Colorado State Pa- from the motorcycle and hkilled in a multiple-vehicle trol trooper Nate Reid said died at the scene. Reid ncrash in the Boulder Can- Fartain was driving in a said Fartain was not wearyon while attempting to no-pass zone, when he at- ing a helmet. No other injuries were tempted to pass four cars. pass four vehicles. reported. After passing the third Around 3:40 p.m. on

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With only a few days left to Election Day, registered Adams County voters will be provided with a variety of polling locations throughout the county. Registered voters may choose to vote at any one of the county’s 32 Election Day voting centers, including: Westminster Motor Vehicle Office, 8452 North Federal Blvd. DeVry University, 1870 W. 122nd Ave. in Westminster Adams County Economic Development Office, 12200 North Pecos St. in Westminster Holiday Hills Village Mobile Home Park, 2000 West 92nd Ave. in Federal Heights Thornton Civic Center, 9500 Civic Center Drive Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton Anythink Library, 5877 East 120th Ave. in Thornton Heritage Todd Creek Clubhouse 8455 Heritage Drive in Thornton These voting centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. A complete list of Election Day voting centers can be found at http://www.

First-time early or Election Day voters will be required to show an acceptable form of ID to vote in the general election. Acceptable types of identification includes: a valid Colorado driver’s license; a valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the United States Health Care Financing Administration; a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other governmental document that shows the name and address of the elector; a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector; a valid U.S. military identification card with photograph; a valid U.S. passport; or a certified documentation of naturalization. A complete list of other acceptable identification forms can be found at aspx?NID=162. Mail-in ballots that were sent starting on Oct. 15 must be returned in the signed official return envelope by Election Day. The last recommended day to mail in ballots was today. Mail-in ballots may also be surrendered in-person at early voting or Election Day center locations listed in the information box. For more general election information, visit or call: 720-523-6500.

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Say yes to 2-plus: Approve Ballot Question 1A The question whether to increase the Adams County Board of Commissioners from three to five has been around for a while, often discussed among county watchers. This time around the county decided to put the notion on the ballot, as Ballot Question 1A, and we urge voters to support it. The Quality Paving scandal — in which the county was bilked of about $1.8 million for paving projects that were not completed — is considered by many as a good reason to put more commissioners on the job. We agree more heads manning the county commissioner board chamber dais means more oversight to keep ethics and process in line. But the past decade there have been other times when we thought having five commissioners instead of three might simply better represent the county. Having five commissioners in the community to take in the issues, projects


at hand creates more representation and thoroughness of review. It helps to counteract a two-to-one tendency for the two most like-minded commissioners to pretty much run the show and give a cursory listen to the third commissioner, which we noticed from time to time during the past 15 years. And having more commissioners to split up the duties of representation in other agencies and to attend other meetings is a plus. Three can do the job, but five can do it better. There have been some years in which the commissioners’ residences tended to be clustered on one part of the county, such as the Westminster area. If the increase to five commissioners is approved

we suggest the district lines be reviewed with this issue in mind. We would like to see commissioners from all reaches of the county represent citizens. And we tend to like the second option included on the ballot that calls for three commissioners residing in districts to be elected by only voters in the district and two commissioners to be elected at-large. Of course cost is one of the key arguments against the question to increase the board from three to five. The salary for each county commissioner is $87,500, plus numerous benefits, office and travel costs. The cost factor does give us pause, but looking at the challenges facing the county, the potential to have increased representation and have increased awareness guide the county’s future, we say it is worth it. There is a lot of work to be done in Adams County with the growth around Denver International Airport, growth to the north side of

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Thornton and social issues involving the aging baby boomer generation, to name a few. If the county goes to five, maybe many years from now, it should look at going back to three. For now, there is much to do. We see strength in a slightly higher number of commissioners. Vote yes for Ballot Question 1A.

Building tomorrow with transit-oriented development “Some men see things as they are and say, ‘why’; I dream things that never were and say, ‘why not.’ Robert F. Kennedy’s famous quote frames this column regarding the pending Clear Creek Transit Village development proposal. This 21-acre Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan, located at 60th Avenue on the west side of Federal Boulevard, will be before the Adams County commissioners at its Monday public hearing. The plan is much more than a dream. It is a tangible multi-use development plan which could be the pivotal point to set the tone for re-development in unincorporated southwest Adams County along Federal Boulevard. It is property owner John Renne’s vision of residential, retail and office development arranged in a compatible plan that would bring housing, job creation and tax base to a down and out part of the county adjacent to Clear Creek and its amenities.

A viable plan

The plan has been in the making for more than three years. Throughout that time, Renne patiently worked with the neighbors, Regis University, RTD, CDOT, BNSF Railroad, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District and Adams County government to craft a viable plan that works for neighbors and developers.


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At one point, the Gold Line commuter rail station for Federal Boulevard was planned to be adjacent to his property, but ultimately this opportunity got politicized. His plan calls for a combination of land uses with the bulk of the property earmarked for residential development. Originally, the plan called for a maximum of 1,600 dwelling units, but Renne reduced the number by nearly 500 in an effort to compromise with concerned neighbors and business owners. It calls for three- to seven-story buildings with a maximum of 1,125 residential units strategically spread over the property. Also, neighborhood retail and office development are included to support a de-emphasis on vehicular travel. Jobs would be created where area high school and college students could work along with adult employees. Office development would also create jobs and augment new tax base for the county and Adams County School District 50.

The critical component to making this development work is the number of dwelling units realized on the site. In order to support the 7.5 acres of open space and park given to the county by Renne along with being able to attract retail and office, density of units is fundamental to the business plan. The three- to seven-stories configuration is representative of other transitoriented development (TOD) plans not only along the Gold Line, but along other commuter rail corridors. For example, height limits are eight stories in Wheat Ridge, Arvada Ridge and both Sheridan Boulevard and Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood.

Setting a tone

As you drive southbound along Federal from Westminster into unincorporated Adams County, you observe a maze of older buildings. The land use is a checkered pattern of retail, commercial, office, residential, motel and light industry. Some of the businesses are less than desirable including strip clubs, adult entertainment, auto repair, former landfills and others which create a less than positive visual landscape along this busy state highway. In order to achieve enhanced redevelopment along this gateway into

Adams County and Westminster, change is a critical factor. The re-development of this main entry way will not happen overnight even if the economy was back to full steam. It will likely be a 10- to 20-year endeavor with the Adams County government leading the way. But property owners and developers have to be convinced that the opportunity is really there and higher land uses such as residential would be viable. Density is the key. And density can be done in a positive way based on how you arrange the buildings on the site along with the quality of design and building materials. Clear Creek Transit Village could be the trendsetter for the area and set a quality tone for others to follow.

Why or why not?

Will the Adams County commissioners decide to be the “why” or “why not” in Kennedy’s statement? I certainly hope the outcome of Monday’s public hearing will support a positive, forward-thinking vision for the future of southwest Adams County rather than a short-sighted, politically compromised decision. We need a positive vision and this TOD development would be a solid start. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

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Election buzz: Soon it will be over By the time you read this column there will be only five days and the presidential election will be over. That is we will know who our president will be or will we? It is not officially over until the electoral votes are counted and one candidate receives 271 electoral votes. However, barring a tie, we should know who our president will be for the next four years. It has been a long, contentious campaign and we are all tired of the negative ads, the name calling and the lack of thoughtful vetting of the real issues. For me, a couple of those issues are of paramount importance. I wish we could agree that women’s health issues on abortion, contraceptives and birth control can be done away with and be off limits in an election. For

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this to take place we won’t get there with Mitt Romney. But that’s just one reason I voted for Obama. I think Romney showed his true colors when in a private fundraiser he said 47 percent of the voters believe they are entitled to health care, good housing and other needs and that he’s not depending on them for support. It really turned me off with his secre-

I’ve never been a straight party ticket voter and when it came to the second district county commissioner race I chose not to cast a vote for any of them. My thought was “when in doubt, don’t.” There were also a few other issues I didn’t care for. We sure don’t need to promote more marijuana. Yes, I did vote to expand the Adams County Commission to five and have two “at large” commissioners. Our county is too large and diverse for only three to run the show. I figure it’s harder to corrupt five than three. Boy, do we ever need to let the light shine and make those in office work a

Lessons from our poet laureate Turning the private art of poetry into a public function is a truly Western phenomenon. Colorado was second only to California in establishing a poet laureate position for the state — California appointed its first Poet Laureate in 1915, and Colorado followed in 1919. David Mason, Colorado’s seventh, and current, poet laureate spoke recently at the historic Eisenhower Chapel in Lowry, about the accessibility of poetry in our everyday lives. Please stay with me here — even if you feel poetry is not your thing. We can find poetry to enjoy all around us … poetry we can understand that relates to our own experiences. Poetry is greater than just an intellectual pursuit, said Mason; poetry is more visceral, instinctual. “Poetry creates a pattern of sound and that sound has meaning. Poetry is a dance that lives in the nervous system.” “Articulateness,” as Mason put it (an awkward-sounding word), is an essential concept in poetry. “Poetry speaks to us out of universal human experience,” Mason said. “The public function of poetry is the articulateness of that experience.” Starting with Mother Goose and moving through William Shakespeare, John Keats, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, e.e. cummings and Elizabeth Bishop, Mason illustrated how individual experiences — given ac-

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curate voice — become universal. Much of the everyday language we speak is in phrases actually found in poetry, as Mason noted with examples from pop culture (such as the eulogy from the funeral in the film “Four Weddings & and Funeral,” quoted from W.H. Auden’s “Funeral Blues”) and citations from William Shakespeare. You might be surprised to learn that when you use phrases such as “to thine own self be true,” or “there’s a method to my madness,” or even “love is blind,” you are quoting Shakespeare. When you say that you see something in your “mind’s eye,” or ask, “what’s in a name?” or proclaim, “the world is my oyster,” you are quoting Shakespeare. And these are only a few examples of the poetry we encounter on a daily basis. Since becoming Colorado’s Poet Laureate in 2010, another of

Mason’s missions has been to dispel the myth that poets are “… alienated figures that only write about themselves.” (This is probably good news to most of us who are writers and who also call ourselves poets.) Are there poets who have been mad? Yes, said Mason, but there are also lawyers and doctors and teachers and individuals in every other walk of life who have suffered madness. Do poets live an intensely imaginative life? Yes, again. In fact, said Mason, poetry is one of the roads to express how we feel as people, but the feel of our poetry is what resonates with others. Poetry is also a way to articulate “very grave things that people are suffering” — such as the Colorado wildfires of this year, and the horrific shootings in Aurora (and now the intolerable news about Jessica Ridgeway) — as well as “a way to write about public events.” Mason has done just that in “Ludlow” (for which he won the Colorado Book Award), a 230-page novel in verse about the Ludlow coal field massacre of 1914, in which 18 men, women,

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In the words of Lincoln We can’t go wrong remembering the words and wisdom of President Abraham Lincoln. He gave us the following: The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all or cannot so well do for themselves in their separate and individual capacities. 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.

YOUR VIEW Untold costs

This letter to the editor is in response to the Adams County Election Guide 2012 article by Darin Moriki, “County voters to consider board expansion.” Adams County ballot question 1A is up for the November election to increase county commissioners from three to five. A major concern to the voter is the cost and value, which is mine as well, but more concerning is disclosure of all costs. There is no question that the salary is $87,300 per commissioner, but benefits costs become murkier. The budget director says $25,328 or 29 percent, and the Human Resources Department retirement plan administrator estimated to me 35 percent to 40 percent, using 37 percent equals $32,301. Cell phone $1,800. Vehicle costs $4,320 per year, but not mentioned vehicle purchases of $30,000 times two, if the commissioners choose a county car. Build two offices — $70,000, a questionable estimated cost. No mention of retired commissioner costs — $15,000 to $45,000. No mention of increased support staff and travel expenses. For a more in depth explanations of costs, process, and scenarios go to: Larry Pace Former Adams County commissioner

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‘Gabby Gourmet’ stays the course

Clued into classics

Jeffrey Siegel will come to the Arvada Center to perform the works of Claude Debussy on Nov. 7. Siegel describes Debussy’s work as some of the most enchanting ever written. He has been performing his Keyboard Conversations series for 25 years at the Center. Courtesy photo

Series shares stories of music and their composers By Clarke Reader


he nuances of classical music can be challenging for a listener to grasp, but pianist Jeffrey Siegel is eager to help. Siegel will celebrate the 25th anniversary season of his Keyboard Conversations series on Wednesday at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., with “Claude Debussy: Clair De Lune, Fireworks and More.” Siegel’s keyboard conversations combine some of the most famous classical piano music ever written with stories about the composers and the music they wrote. “It almost seems unnatural for a musician to be talking so much,” he said. “We’re trained to communicated in tones, not words about tones.” After performing concerts for a quar-

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ter-decade at the Arvada Center, Siegel has a following of listeners who make a point to attend his shows, according to Melanie Mayner, publicist for the center. “He has built up a really loyal following of people, and when people attend the series, they often turn into regulars,” she said. “It’s so interesting to not only hear the piece, but hear all that he has to say about the composer and the backstory of the music.” According to Mayner, not only are the performances perfect for people who are looking for an introduction to classical music, but it is extremely interesting for those who are already fans, and want to learn more. Siegel is quick to note that the series is not a lecture, but rather a way to enrich listening experiences by taking pertinent and relevant information on what might have been going on in the composer’s life and putting it in nontechnical terms. For Siegel, Debussy is one of the best composers for getting listeners interested in what can be accomplished with a piano. “I can’t think of a composer who enchants the ear more than Debussy,” he said. “A lot of people say that Monet had the greatest eye of all time — well Debussy had the greatest ear. He was a real gourmet of sound, and every note has a purpose.”

As it turns out, Debussy’s most famous work, “Clair De Lune,” was not a favorite of the composer, and he was reluctant to have it published. Siegel said there is more to Debussy’s work than the subtle beauty of “Clair De Lune,” with the composer writing a spoof of the English National Anthem, coming up with his own take on the cake walk, a popular dance during the time. The performance closes with “The Isle of Joy,” which Siegel describes as one of the most “sexy, sensuous and orgasmic pieces of music ever written.” The Keyboard Conversations series has been performed all over, culminating every year in a show in London, but Siegel said the Arvada Center has always been a special place for him to perform. “The audience here is a wonderful audience to play to, and there are always familiar faces. Everyone loves having this attachment to the music,” said Siegel, who lives in New York. “We’re living today in a more robotic age than ever and what music offers people is a chance to step away from that.” The Keyboard Conversations will return to the Arvada Center in the spring and summer with performances of Schubert and Strauss. For tickets and more information, call 720-898-7200 or visit

Pat “Gabby Gourmet” Miller won’t talk trash about restaurants. In her 27th edition of the Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide, which just hit bookstores, select restaurants and cooking stores, Gabs continues that tradition. “I try to give people an idea of the place, and do not write up negative reviews,” she said. Instead, she bestows “pig” ratings on restaurants. To die for, the highest rating possible, means, “An absolutely divine experience, and we believe they are Colorado’s over-the-top spots for dining.” Five pigs: “This is the creme de la creme for the very best restaurants in the area.” Four pigs: “Some deliciously topnotch eating places.” Three pigs: “Fun places to dine.” NR or no rating: “Restaurants are too new to rate or are markets.” And she tosses in a half pig for restaurants that are in between a solid number of pigs. Making the coveted to-die-for cut this year were: Barolo Grill, D-Bar Desserts (which also serves savory fare), Elway’s Cherry Creek, Elway’s in The Ritz-Carlton Denver, Frasca Food & Wine, Fruition, L’Atelier, Linger, Mizuna, Rioja, Root Down and Shanahan’s. For the second year, Gabby includes a “Gabalicious” list, “highlights of her favorite selection of dishes from the best and brightest of the area’s culinary creators.” At Solera, for example, she recommends the Thai-style calamari. At Z Cuisine, the duck cassoulet is simply Gabalicious. What keeps her from putting the pigs out to pasture after all these years? “Because things change so much, and I think having a book to give you the location, hours, reservations, cross streets, price, etc., is a special thing to have all in one place,” she said. “I hope people like the reviews, but the information is super anyway.”

Eating and events in ‘burbs

Speaking of eating, 5280, Denver’s magazine, has a supplement in the current issue that includes Best of the ‘Burbs, a guide to dining, events and shopping in cities including Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Castle Rock, Greenwood Village and Lone Tree. Pick up the insert that comes inside the November issue of the magazine on newsstands now.

Ousted from Denver Athletic Club

Andre van Hall, the popular CEO and general manager of the Denver Athletic Club who lost most of his eyesight, was dismissed last week by the board of directors. “It had been long coming,” van Hall told me Oct. 25. “There is a group wanting to do things very differently, so they pushed me out the door.” Parker continues on Page 18

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Joe Zahradka of Westminster sets up his Halloween display in his front yard at 3320 Appleblossom Lane. The extravaganza includes 11 inflatables, two rising zombies, two dozen gravestones, three fog machines and numerous lights and other items. Photo by Mikkel Kelly

WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Ballot dropoff at City Hall Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave., has ballot boxes for both Jefferson and Adams counties from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Boxes will also be available on from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. For information on polling places, early voting sites, voter status and ballot questions, Jefferson County voters can visit the Jefferson County election website at http:// or call the Jefferson County Clerk’s office at 303-271-8111. Adams County voters can visit the Adams County election website at or call the Adams County Clerk’s office at 720523-6500.

Clean up volunteers needed Volunteers sough to help clean

up litter along Big Dry Creek Trail, which is a national recreation trail, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Groups are assigned sections of the trail and open space. Registration is required by Monday, Nov. 5. Volunteers 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Patti Wright at 303-6582201 or pwright@cityofwestminster. us to register.

Unique dance show features Westminster resident Katrina Lairsmith Movement will have its debut show “Covers” in November. With the help of co-director and co-choreographer Rachel Applehans from Westminster, the show will include works expressing views on breast cancer, suicide, religion, heartbreak, drugs and love, to name a few. “The music is an amazing cover of songs we all know and are famil-

iar with,” said Lairsmith. “It’s sure to make an impression on even the most seasoned show taker.” There are two shows scheduled, both begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 11 at The Savory in Curtis Park, 2700 Arapahoe in Denver. For more information visit www.klmdance. com.

Craft show The first ever Arts and Craft Show at Grace Church of Arvada is set for Friday through Sunday and benefits youth ministry of Grace Church. The event will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at the church at 6969 Sheridan Blvd. in Arvada. Admission is free and the show will feature a variety of gift items and chili and baked goods for sale. For more information visit www.

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DAVE KUPERNIK CRS, SFR | BROKER OWNER Cell: 303.807.0808 | email:


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Brand New 2012

2 bed, 2 bath pictured above. Stunning Custom Built! Wide Halls and Doorways, two porches, 40-gallon gas hot water heater, gas stove, refrigerator.

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FBC Mortgage LLC, is committed to growing our newest Residential Mortgage Operations and Origination Sales Center In Denver.

The Southeast’s Leading Mortgage Lender is Now in Denver! Come Meet Our Team!

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Brand New Homes in Castlewood Ranch! Renovated 2 Story Townhouse

1717 sq ft. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 2 car Detached Garage Den, Hardwood Floors All Kitchen Appliances Washer & Dryer hook-ups Gas fireplace & Heat/AC Pool and Clubhouse No Animals SE Aurora, Dam East

$1450/month Call Marshall

(303) 587-0571 Misc Real Estate

We Buy Houses & Condos

RSVP to: or call 303-502-2535 Licensed Mortgage Lender NMLS#152859

Thicker walls in our New Town Builders’ high performance homes allow for 60% more money-saving insulaƟon than in a convenƟonal home, and our roof is 6 inches higher than a typical home, so we can get 2 ½ Ɵmes MORE insulaƟon in the aƫc. This reduces heat loss, and more importantly, reduces your energy bill!

CASH PAID FAST any condition Call Bill 303-799-0759

Walking Distance to Schools, 159 Acres of Open Space, 3 Miles of Trails and Walkways, 10 Minutes to Downtown Castle Rock

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

GRAND OPENING SPECIAL Upgrade to 4 Car Garage! included on Contracts written by November 30, 2012.

Call for Directions - 303.500.3255 New Town Builders at Castlewood Ranch 7030 Weaver Circle, Castle Rock Margaret Sandel, Community Sales Consultant

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

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THE DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY IS OPENING SOON... An exciting opportunity is waiting for you at our brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Denver South. Help us prepare for our‌

GRAND OPENING! WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Guest Service Agent •Night Auditor – 3rd Shift Breakfast Attendant •Room Attendants Houseperson/Lobby Attendant • Laundry Attendant OUR FULL-TIME ASSOCIATES ENJOY: • Excellent Compensation • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, • Short-term and Long-term Disability • 401k Retirement • Vacation, Personal Days, Holidays If you want to work in this industry, don’t settle for less than the Best! We will start taking application and conducting First Interviews starting: Monday, October 29, 2012.

Please apply in Person at: Hampton Inn & Suites 10030 Transtation Circle Denver, CO 80124 Accepting applications Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-1pm

Help Wanted AHI *** CNA CLASSES ***

(ENGLEWOOD) SIGN UP FOR NOV,5TH CLASS. 5P TO 9P M-TH. $700.00 CALL: 303-761-3074

AP Clerk Monarch Investment

in Franktown looking for a knowledgeable reliable team member to join our growing AP team. 2 years experience preferred. Email resume to

Help Wanted

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Keep Kids Together

Duties include inspection of constructed facilities & plan reviews. Reviews irrigation system designs. Tracks walk-thru inspections, develops punch-list letters and conducts follow-up inspections. Previous construction experience, including but not limited to water & sewer mains. AutoCAD Civil 3D exp a plus. $18.75 to $23/hr plus excellent benefit package. More info on Submit or fax to 303-841-8992

Caregivers. to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Up to 40 hrs. per week Call Today 303-736-6688


Inovant, LLC, a Visa Inc. company currently has openings in our Highlands Ranch, CO location for Network Support Engineers (123792) to install, configure and supp. Visa Inc., netwks. Trblesht & resol. complex 2nd level netwk rel. problems, coordinate res. where nec. & serv. as escal. pt. to 1st level operat. teams. Apply online at and reference Job# 123792. EOE


Beginning cook position and food service assistant, weekend positions. Contact Calaine 303-424-4445

Coordinator P/T:

Locate and screen host families; provide support and activities for exchange students. Up to $850/ student with bonus and travel opportunities. Local training and support. Make friends worldwide!


OTR Refrigerated TEAMS and Solos Solos up to $.40 cpm, Teams up to $.44 CDL-A, 1yr Exp, Clean MVR David 800-635-7687 *1055 M-F 8a-4p only.

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


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit GEN958 FIREFIGHTERS No experience necessary. Training for aviation structural firefighting. Great job retention! Earn college credits and great pay while training for the future. Must be 17-34 with H.S. diploma. Call 1-888-249-7769, ext 333.

Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.� Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent. Call Tracy Stuart 303/225-4152

Nutrition Educator

Teach basic nutrition, food budgeting, meal planning, physical activity and food safety in Arapahoe County to low income parents. 30 hrs/wk. High school diploma or GED required. Valid CO driver’s license and daily use of personal car required; mileage reimbursed. $13 per hour. Will train. Fluency in English required. Spanish Fluency preferred. To apply call Karen Martinez or Sheila Gains at (303) 7301920 or pick up an application at 5804 South Datura St. Littleton, CO 80120. Application deadline is Nov. 9 at 12 noon. CSU is an EEO/AA employer. CSU conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Parker law firm and title company needs F/T clerical or paralegal staff. Previous bankruptcy, eviction, foreclosure experience helpful but not required. Must be ACCURATE & industrious for hi-volume, fast-paced work. Email letter, resume & salary requirements to: with “Position Available - your name� in subject line. Part Time Spanish Teachers

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

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Opportunity Backed by BBB, No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at

Part-time, benefited

Human Resources Technician - Benefits $19.67 - $25.19/hour, closes: 11/5/12 Submit City of Westminster online applications thru 8:30 a.m. on close date http://www. EOE

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

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Arapahoe Park Pediatrics

seeks an experienced PRN RN, LPN or MA. Applicants must have the following qualifications: 2-3 years pediatric RN, LPN or MA experience EMR or EHR Giving immunizations Detail oriented Team environment Fast paced environment Communicate efficiently and effectively Email resume to Reference "APP RN" in the subject line. SIGN ON BONUS FOR CNA'S Provide in-home care for Seniors 720-875-1800.

Western Summit Constructors, Inc.

is seeking Form Carpenters (including Foremen, Leadmen & Helpers), Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, Yard Pipe (Foremen, Layers & Laborers), and Operators for Metro Denver area projects (58th & York and Chambers & Hess). Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to Careers@westernsummit.comor call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer

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

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Serious Entrepreneurs. Make money now. Six figures plus possible. Top Tier Health & Wellness Co. Car program, Commissions & Bonuses. Call for details: (970) 455-4075.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR – City of Hill City, SD seeks professional candidate for city operations. Open until filled. Salar y DOE. Info at or 605574-2300. EOE.


LIVE–WORK–PARTY–PLAY! Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New York! Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800 wkly. PAID expenses. Signing Bonus. 1 - 8 6 6 - 2 5 1 - 0 7 6 8.

PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL M E S H ? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinar y incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff member s 1-800535-5727.


Colorado Elk Camp Trophy Area 62 40 acres w/Cabin. Brand new, fully equipped and furnished. Very unique. HELP WANTED / DRIVERS Price Was: $389,995 Owner must sell – below cost! DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Now: $275,995. Learn to drive for Swift Call 315-271-7757 Transportation at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141

Driver – $0.03 enhanced q u a r t e r l y b o n u s . Get paid for any por tion you qualify for: safety, production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR exp. 800-414-9569

OWNER OPERATORS $4,000 Sign-On Bonus Regional, Dedicated Runs Daily Home Time. Class A CDL & 1yr experience. FLEET OWNERS... let us staff your trucks & bring you more freight! Call David


Indian Creek Express HIRING OTR & O/O DRIVERS Class-A CDL Plus 2 yrs Exp. REQ. Pay $53-65K/yr, Perdiem, Benefits, Practical Miles, No Touch, Paid/Home weekly, 877-273-3582

MISC./CAREER TRAINING ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-211-6487. AIRLINES ARE HIRING — Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612. SYNC2 MEDIA CLASSIFIED ADS ADVERTISE IN NEW YORK S T A T E with an ad like this in 39 NY daily newspaper s for just $425! Perfect for real estate, employee recr uitment, auction ads, and more. Contact Cheryl Ghrist, S Y N C 2 M e d i a , 3 0 3 5 7 1 - 5 1 1 7 x 1 3 , for more information today!

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For the Boulder and Superior Target Stores

An inclusive, energetic culture. Incredible opportunity. A community-focused company. And one of the most powerful brands in the world. You can expect a lot from a career at Target. SEASONAL TEAM MEMBERS • Deliver excellent service to Target guests • Help keep the Target brand experience consistent, positive and welcoming • Make a difference by responding quickly and responsively to guest and team member needs Requirements: • Cheerful and helpful guest service skills • Friendly and upbeat attitude


NOW HIRING An inclusive, energetic culture. Incredible opportunity. A community-focused company. And one of the most powerful brands in the world. You can expect a lot from a career at Target. SEASONAL LOGISTICS TEAM MEMBERS • Stock and pull merchandise from the stockroom to the sales floor • Locate and place extra merchandise into the stockroom • Stock merchandise on the sales floor • Keep receiving area and stockroom clean and safe • Prepare new merchandise for easy stocking Requirements: • Cheerful and helpful guest service skills • Friendly and upbeat attitude • 18 years of age or older

Benefits: • Target merchandise discount • Competitive pay • Flexible scheduling

Benefits: • Target merchandise discount • Competitive pay • Flexible scheduling

To Apply: • Visit, select hourly stores positions and search for the city of Boulder or Superior • Apply in person at the Employment Kiosks located near the front of any Target Store

To Apply: • Visit, select hourly stores positions and search for the store city of Highlands Ranch or zip code 80129 • Apply in person at the Employment Kiosks located near the front of any Target Store

Target is an equal employment opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. ©2012 Target Stores. The Bullseye Design and Target are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.

Target is an equal employment opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. ©2012 Target Stores. The Bullseye Design and Target are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

Arts & Crafts

Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole 719-775-8742


Garage Sale Includes crafts, baked goods and jam. Saturday November 3rd 8am-2pm. Arvada United Methodist Church 6750 Carr St. Arvada

Saturday November 3rd

8am-3pm Rain or Shine. 64th & Quaker, 15860 West 66th Place, Arvada. Teen clothes, purses, shoes, boots, boys clothes, boys bike, roller blades, ping pong table, skates, golf clubs, cart, sofa, chairs - swivel & LazyBoy - Large area rugs, artwork, mens suits, jackets, boots, pet cage and more!

Arts & Crafts

30th Annual Craft Fair

Community Recreation Center 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 303-425-9583 Nov. 2, 6-8:30 pm and Nov. 3, 9 am-3 pm Admission $2 or free with donation of school supplies Bring this ad and receive two for one admission


Quality Hand Crafted Items Friday Nov. 2nd 9am-3pm. Saturday Nov. 3rd 9am-1pm. 80th & Sims follow the signs

Free parking Please Recycleand thisadmissions, Publication Free gift for 1st 250 shoppers. when Finished

Unique Handcrafted Gifts Free Admission


For Local News Anytime of the Day Visit


Furniture Cut/Split/Deliver

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

For Sale

Wicker Wing back chair and footstool $130, Antique Sewing table $75, Pewter collection $190. Doll house $200, Other items too numerous to mention. Please call 303 -815-4795

Full sized Bassett


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

Summit of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church

4661 E. 136th Ave. Thornton 303-452-0448

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

Bulk Firewood

Ponderosa Pine split $165 a cord $95 a half cord $55 a quarter cord Pick up only Smaller sizes $120 a cord 303-746-0444

Health and Beauty New and Used Stair Lifts

Quality Pool Table

8' 3 piece 1" slate $600 worth of accessories Call 303-456-8181

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell


Wanted to Buy BUYING COINS and COIN COLLECTIONS 1964 or earlier US coins. Paying 20 times the face value. Call weekdays 303-234-0875 or 50's & 60's furniture, lamps, art, teak, signs, fun & unusual household pieces & antiques. Mod Mood 303-502-7899


Long time insured Colorado dealer A American Stair Lifts $1350 used-$2350 For new. (303)466-5253

Lost and Found Missing Dog

Our black mini-schnauzer is missing. He could be anywhere. He is microchipped, please take him to a vet or shelter to scan & confirm or call 303-927-7640.

Autos for Sale Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC

999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicles are for sale: 01. 1995 Gray Ford Econoline 150 Vin#S57658

Boats and Water Sports 12 Ft Alum Fishing Boat,

with swivel seats, boat trailer, trolling motor, oars, accessories. Excellent condition $685. 303-250-5019

12 Ft Alum Fishing Boat,

with swivel seats, boat trailer, trolling motor, oars, accessories. Excellent condition $685. 303-250-5019

Miscellaneous Lloyd Chiropractor Adjusting Table, adjustable head rest and paper dispenser, $89 OBO. Top of the line airbed, new pump, mattress under warranty. Gary @ 303 688-9171.

RV’s and Campers

New Quisenart 1 lb. coffee grinder $25, beautiful small chest of drawers $150 Microwave $20 many other beautiful items - nice for Christmas presents 303-913-6792

motor home. Fully self contained also tow-able


Free Stuff

Lowrey Carnival Organ Perfect condition rarley played. Original price $12,000 asking $3,000. 303-467-1884


beige floral, free to be picked up 303-688-1813


Sporting goods

We Buy + Consign


Firewood Sale

Fri. Nov. 2nd 8am-4pm. Sat. Nov. 3rd 8am-4pm.

(West of 92nd from Wadsworth)

November 3rd 9am-3pm Home Baked Goods, Christmas Greenery, Jewelry, Kitchen Products, Aromas, Scrapbooking, Purses, Skin Care Products & Pottery

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

Holiday Crafts, Granny’s Attic & Bake Sale

9153 Yarrow St.


Firearms YE OLDE YULETIDE BAZAAR Holiday Gifts, Homemade Food, Gift Boutique. November 10th 9am-4pm, PARKER FIELD HOUSE Dransfield & Plaza Drive Sponsored by Mountain Pine Woman's Club

Covenant Village of Colorado

Arts & Crafts

1991 Ford E350 Winnebago 1993 Olds Cutlas

with brake unit. 303-422-0254



2 Scottish Fold sisters. Fixed, shots, good with children. 719-357-3220

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


Fence Services

Free to good home




.com Construction

FALL SPECIAL • DepenDable • • Thorough • • honesT •

12 years experience. Great References


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

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

free reinforcement up to 500s.f.

303.427.6505 Senior Discounts




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


Ali’s Cleaning Services

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

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

Just Details Cleaning Service

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

All Phases of Flat Work by


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

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

Navarro Concrete, Inc.

Concrete Mike


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

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

Massa Construction 303-642-3548

We are community.


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

Sanders Drywall Inc.

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

Radiant Lighting Service **

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

Garage Doors Alan’s Garage Door Service

Repair & Replace Garage Doors, Openers & Springs. Licensed and Insured 30 yrs. Experience Servicing the Denver West and North areas 303-438-1083 303-903-7602


All phases to include

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

Electricians Affordable Electrician

FBM Concrete

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

(720) 221-4662

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

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

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

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

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

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

(303) 646-4499

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Hauling Service

A Quality Handyman 720-422-2532

A HOME REPAIR & REMODELING HANDYMAN •Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs

303-425-0066 303-431-0410

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

Ron Massa

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

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

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

Licensed & Insured


Hauling Service

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

"$$$ Reasonable Rates On:

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

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

Licensed & Insured 303-688-5021

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

Call Rick 720-285-0186

OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186

"AFFORDABLE HAULING" You Call - I Haul Basemen,t Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

Oak Valley

Call Ray Worley CALL 303-995-4810

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

Heavy Hauling

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



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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt


Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Professional Junk Removal

Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 303-319-6783

Trash & Junk Removal

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

Heating/ Air Conditioning FURNACE & AC

LANDSCAPE • Tree & Stump Removal • Spring Clean-Ups & Plant Pruning • Irrigation System Turn-Ons & Repairs • New Irrigation Systems • New Plantings • Retaining Walls & Paver Patios • Complete Landscape Design & Construction CO REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Licensed 720.436.6340 Insured

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



House Cleaning


Office/Residential/Vacancies Churches/Foreclosures Insured/Bonded 303-429-9220 "We do it all from ceiling to floor."

House Keeping

Residential and commercial 21 years Experience References available on request 303-431-5227

Masonry 30 yrs experienced brick layer


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

Spinal Adjustment $25.00. David Goodfield 720-540-7700 see my ad in the Professional Service Guide

FREE Estimates

Family owned business with over 35 yrs. exp.

Call or email Ron 303-758-5473

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Longtime resident noted for giving spirit By Ashley Reimers Whether it was dressing up as Santa Claus or taking care of a loved one in the hospital, Robert “Butch” Arnold was a man who always put his family first. The longtime Westminster resident is remembered by his family as a man who was dedicated to helping others, a man who would loved to travel, and a father who taught valuable lessons to his children and grandchildren. Butch passed away on Sept. 22 at the age of 73, after a two-and-a-half year battle with esophageal cancer. He was born on July 4, 1939, in Peckham. He was proud to be an American, and boasted to family members that the fireworks on July 4 were really for his birthday. He moved to Westminster in 1960 when he married his beloved wife, Sha-

ron Williams. The young couple was married in the Westminster Presbyterian Church. The couple bought a home in Westminster and had three daughters and was also family to more than 85 exchange students over the years. “Butch was a wonderful dad to our three daughters along with being a `second parent’ to their friends, and exchange students,” Sharon said. “He was always a good listener. Never yelled or lost his temper. He would roll his tongue when he would get upset and if he did that, then you knew you better be careful. But we never had word with each other.” Butch worked for the city of Westminster in the sanitation district for 30 years before retiring and working as the manager at the Valley Water District in Wheat Ridge. After Sharon’s father, Merton Williams, died, Butch took over Williams’ responsibilities at the Westminster Grange Hall.

There he was dedicated to keeping the hall in shape for the community, while meeting lifelong friends. Butch loved to travel visiting every state, as well as international trips to Japan, Germany, Canada and Mexico. His last trip was to Mount Evans. “We were always taking pictures, but he never asked for us to take his,” said Kara Shultz, Butch’s daughter. “But during the trip to Mount Evans, he asked us to take his picture with his dog Jazz.” Butch kept busy over the years as a volunteer firefighter for the Westminster Fire Department, and was also a member of Rotary, a board member of the Westminster Progressive Homeowners Association and volunteered his time at the Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served on the session, as a youth group leader and as a deacon. But one of the most important jobs he did was take care of Sharon during her

time battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma six years ago. “He touched so many lives and in turn so many people touched our lives, but above all, Butch was a loving husband, who stood by me during my bouts with cancer,” Sharon said. “He was a good man with old-fashioned family values, and he lived by the rule of helping others before himself.” As a dedicated family man, Butch has been the example in his family for what unconditional love truly means. Over the years he has touched so many lives and he will be missed by all of his family and friends, but never forgotten. “It’s his principle of always being there when people were in need, and to always be a giving person,” Shultz said. “The one thing that strikes me the most is how supportive he was, supportive of the people at work, people at home and the community.”

Robert Broderick remembered as community leader By Darin Moriki Robert Broderick, a former Adams County resident and United Power chief executive officer, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. He was 64. Broderick joined United Power in 1997 after leaving his position as executive vice president at Dakota Electric, a large cooperative headquartered in Farmington, Minn. Broderick helped direct the cooperative during a crucial period of time for the company, especially from 2003 to 2008, when United Power disbanded many of its subsidiary efforts and was experiencing massive growth. At the beginning of Broderick’s tenure, United Power served about 30,500 meters and was only generating $36.4 million in revenues. Under his guidance, the cooperative’s revenues grew to more than $126.7 million and the number of meters served

‘He loved the concept of regional partners working together to promote our area.’ Deborah Obermeyer, CEO Metro North Chamber more than doubled to 66,368 by the end of 2009. “Bob was a favorite of the employees ,and he emerged to craft a very tight knit team here,” said United Power external affairs director Troy Whitmore. “It’s a family-style type of leadership, so we’re all just very sad that his retirement won’t be longer, because it was well deserved. He was quite a mentor for me and several of my co-workers, so he will be missed.” During his time at United Power, Broderick also served on a number of boards, including Adams County Economic Development, Greater Brighton Economic Development and the Brighton Charter Schools. Barry Gore, the Adams County Economic Development’s chief executive

FEDERAL HEIGHTS POLICE BRIEFS Aggravated robbery: An officer was dispatched Oct. 12 to Kimberly Hills Mobile Home Park in reference to a cold robbery that occurred at the Chase ATM at 1800 W. 92nd Ave. When the officer arrived, a 28-year-old man was being treated by the fire department for his exposure to pepper spray. The man said he and his children were at the ATM to deposit $20 into his account. As the man was starting to make the transaction, a suspect appeared from behind his car and attacked him with pepper spray through the driver side window, reaching in to try and take the $20 from him. The man was able to hang onto the money, and the suspect fled. The case is forwarded to investigations for followup utilizing video surveillance images from Chase Bank and the nearby Little Caesar’s Pizza. Shoplifting, false reporting to officers: A 25-year-old Fort Collins man was arrested Oct. 17 after he tried to steal $105.77 in merchandise from King Soopers at 1575 W. 84th Ave. After the man initially gave a false name, he told the officer his real name. It was then that it was learned he had an active, nonextraditable warrant out of Fort Collins. He was issued a summons and later released. Shoplifting: A 36-year-old Federal Heights man was arrested Oct. 17 after he tried to steal $97.52 in merchandise from King Soopers at 1575 W. 84th Ave. A loss prevention officer saw the man place items into two canvas grocery bags and leave the store without paying for

them. The man was issued a summons and later released. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched Oct. 17 to Public Storage at 1293 W. 84th Ave. in reference to a cold burglary. Someone broke into a Brush woman’s storage unit and stole a VCR, TV, saxophone and candelabra totaling $1,000 in value. There is no suspect information. Theft: An officer received a phoned theft report Oct. 16 from a 23-year-old man whose Yukon FX mountain bike was stolen from the front porch of his apartment at 1327 W. 84th Ave. The bike was valued at $1,200. There is no suspect information. Shoplifting: A 26-year-old Denver man was arrested Oct. 13 after he tried to steal merchandise from King Soopers at 1575 W. 84th Ave. A loss prevention officer saw the man remove a pair of slippers priced at $25.47 from a store shelf and conceal them in a nylon grocery bag. He was issued a summons and was further detained for some outstanding warrants out of both Westminster and Arvada. He was transported to the police department where he was able to post bond for both warrants. 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.

officer, said Broderick was a part of the organization’s executive committee from 2004 and 2008 and served as its chairman for one year in 2004. As ACED’s chair, Broderick helped spearhead expansion and relocation projects for several companies, including Platte Valley Medical Center, Whirlpool, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, FedEx Freight and Furniture Row. “Bob was a joker and always conveyed a great mood,” Gore said. “I don’t recall Bob ever being in a bad mood. He was just really a great spirit to have in the room.” Metro North Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Deborah Obermeyer agreed. “He loved the concept of regional


partners working together to promote our area and quickly became a strong supporter and advocate for the region,” Obermeyer said in an e-mail. “Bob never backed down from a challenge when he believed in the cause and his leadership was instrumental in getting the Metro North Chamber moved into new office space that would promote a strong image of our region’s business community. More importantly, Bob cared about his employees, family and friends and had a great balance in his life.” Broderick is survived by his wife, Terri; their four children, Katie Astrup and their children, Jonah and Ben, Fargo, N.D., Dane Anderson, New York City, N.Y., Andrew Broderick, Chanhassen, Minn., and Laura Hoenack and their children, Gus and Nova, Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Dick and Jim Broderick; three sisters, MaryAnn Castro, Betty Brown, and Joan Kohlmeyer; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration service will be held for Broderick at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Korsmo Funeral Chapel in Moorhead, Minn. Want to know what clubs, art exhibits,

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Colorado Senate District 21

Fran Bigelow,

candidate for Colorado Senate District 21, has cast her ballot. Have you? Fran asks you to vote for her. Turn in mail ballots right away. If you will vote in person Fran asks you to ensure you know where polling places are and secure a way to get to the pools before 7 pm on Tuesday, 6 November. Email her if you have questions: Fran takes a different approach to government. Her concerns are many and varied. Residents of her precincts expressed concern for education, the economy, and health care. Those will be Fran’s immediate concerns once elected, but she does not represent special interests. Fran will speak instead for those who have not had a voice in our legislature. Americans must relearn to think for themselves, to do for themselves, and to care for and not manipulate one another. Do not believe every foolish thing you read in the news or hear on TV. Become a skeptic. Ask yourself-what are the consequences of programs politicians advocate? Where will it lead me and my family-to freedom and happiness or to despair and servitude? Fran says, “I am mature enough to remember when

Americans enjoyed more happiness and freedom. Can you imagine living in a society where folks don’t bother to lock their doors? Where children may walk the streets and play safely outdoors? Where family and friends rescue the needy instead of leaving them to the cold comfort of food stamps? It is time we brought back that America. Let’s work together. I chose for my motto bearing good fruit. Let us plant together the productive ideas that will spring up to reward us and our children with sweet freedom.” Fran is a veteran of many years in elementary classrooms. She taught children and adults in Romania and China. She has worked with the homeless, 4-H, church groups, Access Housing. She and her husband Walt have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

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Parker: Restaurant week set to start Feb. 23 Parker continued from Page 8

Van Hall, who knew most of the 2,000 club members by name, was hired to run the 128-year-old Denver institution 10 years ago. Nearly four years ago, van Hall was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that took most of the sight in his left eye. Then late last year, the disease attacked the other eye, rendering

Shannon D. Daugherty Nov. 18, 1952 Oct. 27, 2002

him legally blind. I profiled van Hall’s journey into near darkness in a February story for The Denver Post. What struck me most at the time was not only his upbeat attitude, but also his agility in getting around the massive building on Glenarm with all its stairs, narrow hallways and tricky turns. When it was apparent that his eyesight was permanently impaired, the board of directors approved the purchase of special equipment van Hall needed to do his job, including a 32-inch monitor with a machine that

enlarges letters to 3-inch type that he can still read. When I spoke with him recently, van Hall was at the club cleaning out his office. He called the experience “heartbreaking.” “They’re such a great group of people in this club, it’s a shame that a smaller group wants to do things their way,” he said. In the end, van Hall and the board of directors couldn’t agree on the direction of the club. “They wanted me to eliminate staff and I didn’t think we should. They wanted the club to be more exclusive. I’m told they made some hurt-

ful comments about my disability and ability to run the club. I was being undermined every step of the way.” David Hague, the acting general manager and comptroller, answered my request for comment by saying, “First, I want to assure you that in no way is Andre’s current situation related to his eyesight. The club is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity employment, and we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disabil-

ity or any other status protected by state or local law. “The DAC is making a change because, in the best judgment of the board of directors, it needs to do so in order to ensure its continued viability. In addition, the DAC and Andre are at an impasse regarding his rather onerous contract that was negotiated with Andre long before the current board and board president were involved.”

Start spreading the news Denver Restaurant Week(s), presented by Visit Denver, is set for Feb.

23-March 8. DRW will once again offer diners a multi-course dinner for two for the “Mile High” fixed price of $52.80, not including tax or tip, or $26.40 for one. All information can be found at 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 Blacktie-Colorado. com. She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.


Ten years have passed since the passing of my tall, handsome, red-haired son. I still shed tears when I reminisce about him. He will live in my heart and on my mind until I leave this earth. He had six grandchildren he never lived to see. Four of them have his red hair and resemble Shannon when he was little. I quote from John 14, 1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, so you will be also.” What a wonderful time that will be when we can be reunited with loved ones who have gone on before. Shannon is sadly missed by his mother, Mary Daugherty Lynn; his children and siblings and numerous friends and relatives.

THEATER AUDITIONS The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for “No Dogs Allowed” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday,

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Francis “Frank” Heuertz of Westminster died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. He was 79. He had been a resident of Clear Creek Care Center in Westminster. Born March 4, 1933 in LeMars, IA. Raised in Remsen, IA. Graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School. He moved to Colorado in 1960 and in 1962 became an electrician for Melody Homes in Northglenn. He retired from QED Electrical Supply in 1995. He married Shirley Porth in 1967 and took on the responsibility of four stepchildren. He is survived by his wife Shirley; step-sons Clifford Porth and Stephen (Karon) Porth; step-daughters Peggy (Loren) Metcalf; and Alice (Joe) Dudley; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters Therese Freking and Shirley (LaVerne) Jaminet. Services were held Oct. 10 at Highland Cemetery, Thornton. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation or PeopleFirst Hospice.

House of Colorado. New patients who donate at least $10 to Hope House during the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 receive their first acupuncture treatment for free (subject to availability). Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 720-898-9552. Spaces are limited, so reserve yours now. For information about Hope House, visit For information about Olde Town Acupuncture, visit www. FRIDAY/NOV. 2 AMBULANCE LUNCH As part of the Festive Friday Series, members of the North Metro Fire Rescue District will meet with residents a noon Friday, Nov. 2, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. A catered lunch will be available for a fee. RSVP to 303-450-8801 by Oct. 30. For people ages 55 and over. BLOOD DRIVE St. Anthony North/ Centura Health Community Blood Drive is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Aspen Room at 2551 W. 84th Ave., Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils. org. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/NOV. 2-3 DANCE SHOW The Hannah Kahn Dance company presents “Overlap and Other Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470

S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. To buy tickets, go to tickets or call 303-987-7845. CRAFT FAIR Shop `til you drop at more than 50 tables of handmade gifts from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583. Admission is $2 or free if you bring school supplies to donate to local children in need. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/NOV. 2-3, NOV. 9-10 MURDER MYSTERY The Edge Theatre of Lakewood presents murder mystery dinner theater, “The Altos: Like the Sopranos, Only Lower” Nov. 2-3, Nov. 9-10, at The Briarwood Inn, 1630 8th St., Golden. Cocktails at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit events_upcoming.html for ticket and show information. SATURDAY/NOV. 3 SEED PICKING Volunteers are needed for picks of native prairie seeds used to re-vegetate Rocky Flats, about halfway between Golden and Boulder on Highway 93. The picks are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 (postponed from Oct. 27 because of weather). Crew leaders will give training on identification of native species, show how to pick seeds and what weeds to avoid. A great chance to learn about the ecology of the native prairie

in a beautiful setting. Get information and register at SeedPick. For directions to the pick site, email Jean at or Paul at ORAL HISTORY The Arvada Historical Society’s Oral History Program is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave. Listen to former Arvada Police Chiefs Jerry Williams, Pat Ahlstrom and Ron Sloan and current Police Chief Don Wick tell about the major initiatives that took place while they were in office. Acting as moderator will be former State Prison Warden Mark McGoff. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Our Oral Histories, presented four times a year, are free and open to the public. Call 303-421-2032. COMEDY/MAGIC JEFF Jenson and Dennis Michael present “Comedy and Magic” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada. Tickets are available by calling 303-378-1112 or going online to

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MetroNorth Worship Directory

Arvada United Methodist Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church




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Sunday Worship 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School & Adult Classes 9:20 am - 10:40 am

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

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BAND CONCERT The Thornton Community Band will perform its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Pinnacle Charter School auditorium, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights. For information, go to www.

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BY THE NUMBERS Horizon’s Gunnar Campbell and Legacy’s Skyler McWee are tied for third in Class 5A with seven sacks each. Campbell picked up three sacks in an earlier win against Northglenn, while McWee twice had two-sack games this season, against Bear Creek and Fairview. ThunderRidge’s Jon Adam has nine sacks to lead 5A.



Keynan Huguley is leading the 5A in rushing yards and is fifth overall in the state. He also has 25 rushing touchdowns to top 5A, he rushed for 501 yards and six touchdowns earlier this season against Northglenn. Thornton will play a non-qualifying football game on Friday against Boulder.


Northglenn’s Ken Heard finds an opening during the first half of Friday’s game against Westminster. Photos by Jonathan Maness

Wolves rally to top Norse in season finale

Westminster faces top-seeded ThunderRidge in playoffs By Jonathan Maness WESTMINSTER - No Patrick Wilson, no problem for the Westminster football team. The Wolves rallied to score 24 unanswered points to beat Northglenn 38-35 Friday night and secured their spot in the Class 5A state playoffs. Up next is the tough task of facing top-seeded ThunderRidge in the opening round, but the Wolves aren’t counting themselves out of the playoffs. “I just want to get a playoff win,” said Ryan Belearde, who rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns. “As a junior I’m hoping to do whatever I can to help my team get a playoff win.” It won’t help that the Wolves will be without Wilson, who is sidelined with a broken ankle. Wilson had rushed for 1,058 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the Wolves before the injury. However, Belearde has proven he is more than capable of stepping into Wilson’s shoes. He broke loose for a 40-yard touchdown score on the opening drive and scored the Wolves final two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Racing 28 yards for a touchdown and then scoring the game-winning touchdown after getting outside and scampering 32 yards for the score.

“I thought I was going to get caught honestly,” he said. “You never want to get caught in that situation and so I gave it my all.” Westminster (5-4 overall, 3-2 East Metro League) also got some assistance late in the third quarter when Northglenn’s senior quarterback Jordan Radebaugh was injured and wasn’t able to return. Before the injury, Northglenn’s high-powered offense scored 35 consecutive points and was practically unstoppable. Radebaugh scored on back-to-back runs in the first half and then he found Eddie Franco on a 19-yard pass play to give the Norse a 21-14 at halftime. Northglenn (2-7 overall, 2-3 EML) added to its lead in the second half when Jonah Radebaugh scored from 12 yards out to cap the opening drive of the second half. An interception by Rocky Nava led to a 48-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Radebaugh to Franco to advance the lead to 35-14. A fumble late in the third quarter gave the Wolves life and they capitalized. Quarterback Jordan Thompson found his favorite target, Humberto Loera, racing down Northglenn’s sidelines for a 48-yard score late in the third quarter to spark the rally. “It was unbelievable,” Westminster coach Kerry Denison said. “The kids

kept fighting and fighting, they believed in themselves.” Jordan Radebaugh finished the game with 283 passing yards and two touchdowns; he also had 77 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Franco led Northglenn with six catches for 159 yards and two scores. Nick Etchells had 56 rushing yards and a score for Westminster, while Thompson threw for 116 yards and one touchdown. “These kids just step up when they need to,” Denison said. “Whatever role is asked of them, they will do it. I’m sure darn proud of them. Ryan Belearde has stepped up to the plate and Nick has done a good job filling in at fullback.” ThunderRidge, which finished the regular season with an 8-1 record, will provide a much tougher challenge. The Grizzlies lone loss was the season-opener to California’s powerhouse Vista Murrieta. Since then, they have reeled off eight wins in a row and have been a force on both sides of the ball. Running backs Steve Ray and Jake Hand have combined to score 27 touchdowns and Ray has rushed for over 100 yards in the past seven games. John Adams has nine sacks to anchor the Grizzlies defense. “We’ll play whoever we have to play and we’ll play as hard as we can. That’s who we are,” Denison said. Northglenn will play Fruita Monument on Friday in the non-qualifying teams’ pool.

Holy Family’s goalk e e p e r R o b e r t Hanley has stopped .986 percent of his shots, allowing nine goals this season on 78 shots. Four of those goals were in a lost to Brighton earlier this season, since then Hanley has stopped 43 of 45 shots.



No. 5 Kent Denver (13-3-1) at No. 4 Holy Family (12-3-2), Friday, 3:30 p.m., Holy Family High School The Tigers will be out for revenge on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A soccer playoffs. The Sun Devils beat Holy Family earlier this season 2-1 at home. Since then the Tigers have gone 3-0-1, including winning their first two playoff games.

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Peak to Peak senior goalie Josh Gruener comes out of the net to save a shot by Holy Family’s Nick Rhoden (4) in the state playoff game hosted by Holy Family on Saturday. Photos by Pam Wagner

Holy Family’s Preston Arguello flies over the back of Peak to Peak’s Moritz Zerwes while heading the ball in the second half of the second round playoff game on Saturday in Broomfield.

Tigers sweep first two rounds of playoffs Holy Family hosts Kent Denver on Friday By Jonathan Maness BROOMFIELD - The Holy Family soccer team rolled through the first two rounds of the Class 3A state playoffs this weekend. The fourth-seeded Tigers beat Liberty Common 4-1 in the opening round on Oct. 26, and then topped No. 13 Peak to Peak 2-1 in the second round on Oct. 27.

Up next is a rematch with Kent Denver Friday in the quarterfinals. The Sun Devils beat Holy Family 2-1 earlier this season. Junior Nate Dalton gave the Tigers an early advantage against Liberty Common after scoring a pair of goals early in the first half. Zach Burk and Jay Elliott also found the back of the net in the second half to seal the victory. Patrick Borer and Nick Rhoden each had assists in the win. Liberty Common’s lone goal came when Mason Campbell found Arjon Gill midway through the first half. Against Dalton once again gave Holy Family an early advantage against Peak to Peak, taking a pass from Preston Arguello and finding the back of the net in the 13th minute. However, Peak to Peak’s senior Tomas Lopez del

Tigers avoid upset, eye regular season finale Holy Family struggles but puts away visiting Centaurus

Sports Roundup: Holy Family volleyball to host regional Eighth-seeded Tigers will face Middle Park and Buena Vista

By Nick Garner BROOMFIELD - Holy Family’s defensive lineman Dan Jansen is better known on his team for being one of the better tacklers on the Tigers defense, amassing 50 tackles on the season, third most on the team. But Jansen has wanted to be able to try something else, to have an opportunity to play on the other side of the ball as a fullback and run through the defensive line. Jansen finally got that chance on Friday night and didn’t disappoint as he ran for a 1-yard score in the Tigers 21-14 win over Centaurus. “My nerves were flying real fast,” Jansen said. “I never have actually played fullback before it’s my first time I was going crazy.” Jansen’s one yard run capped off a seven play drive that followed Centaurus’ Tanner Martinelli 49 yard score on a swing pass. His coach Mike Gabriel wanted to be able to give his senior what he always wanted to have. “Daniel has been dying to be a running back his whole career,” Gabriel said. “To get that opportunity was big for him.” Centaurus (2-7, 2-2) retook the lead in the winding minute of the first quarter when Matt Buchler, who was initially stopped in the backfield for a loss, slipped out of the defenders grasp and scored from five yards out. Then Tigers (7-2, 3-1) David Sommers took over the second quarter. In less than two minutes Sommers drove Holy Family 53 yards and finished off the drive with a one yard run on fourth and goal from the one tying the game at 14-14. After three straight punts by the two teams the Tigers got the ball back on its own 20 yard line with 1:44 left in the half. A 42-yard pass to Jared Deherrera got Holy Family to the Warrior’s 38 yard line and three plays later Sommers connected with Chuck Hollwedel on a 16-yard scoring strike to give the lead back to Holy Family. “It was defiantly a changer there,” Sommers said. “We were alright through the first half,

Carril evened the game up in the second half when he nailed a shot from the right side. Rhoden helped Holy Family walk away with the win after nailing a shot in the 57th minute. Keeper Robert Hanley had eight saves on 10 shots. In the loss to Kent Denver earlier this season, the Tigers fell behind early after giving up a goal to the Sun Devils in the first half. Arguello scored the lone goal for Holy Family. The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the semifinals match, which is scheduled for Nov. 7. Both squads advanced to the semifinals last season before being knocked out. The Tigers fell to Faith Christian, which went on to win the state title. Kent Denver lost to Classical Academy.

By Jonathan Maness jmaness@ourcoloradonews. com

Centaurus’ running back Tanner Martinelli (23) is tackled for a loss by Holy Family defenders including from left, Jason Martinez (23), Jake Ravoula (34), Tyler Hsin (3) and Jake Shepherd (17). Photo by Pam Wagner Centaurus played very well, they got a lot of three and outs for our offense. That got us going, it was a defensive battle in the second half but it was an up lifter for us.” Sommers put together a workman like performance, completing 9-of-18 passes for 159 yards, he did have the one passing score and was intercepted once and ran 16 times for 62 yards. Both teams had difficulties moving the ball in the second half, as neither team could get inside the opposition’s 20 yard line. “They were doing well and had a good scheme coming in,” Sommers said. “We battled throughout the whole game and we got that one score and our defense battled and we came out with the win.” With one regular season game remaining on the schedule for Holy Family, Friday night against Denver North, Gabriel feels that his team needs to keep the intensity up for that game despite the Vikings 1-8 record. “I told the kids that we got to play hard and up no matter who we are playing and if we do that we’ll be fine going into two weeks,” Gabriel said. “But if we play down to opponents and don’t show up for games then we are going to struggle.”

BROOMFIELD - The Holy Family volleyball team won 12 of its final 14 games to earn the No. 8 seed at the Class 3A volleyball tournament. The Tigers will host both N0. 17 Middle Park and No. 26 Buena Vista at the Region 8 volleyball tournament on Saturday. Sophomore Blayke Hranicka is leading the Tigers with 282 kills and 49 blocks going into regionals. Holy Family will play Buena Vista at 2 p.m. Saturday and then Middle Park at 6 p.m. No. 22 Jefferson Academy (13-10) will be at the Region 3 meet in Bayfield. In Class 1A, Community Christian (15-7) will face Caliche in the Region H tournament at Northern Junior College in Sterling. The Crusaders won the 5280 League with a perfect 7-0 record. Rocky Mountain Lutheran (18-4) will host the Region D tournament, which is held at Arvada K-8. Fleming and Jim Elliott will each compete in the tournament. RMAC HONORS: Legacy’s alumnus Sade Akindele earned RMAC offensive player of the week’s honors after she helped the Regis women’s soccer team beat Adams State 3-1 and then battle to a 3-3 over-

time tie with Fort Lewis College last weekend. Akindele, who is a freshman, had a goal against Adams State and then added two goals against Fort Lewis. Akindele ranks third in the RMAC with 30 total points and fourth with 12 goals. NON-QUALIFYING GAMES: Thornton and Northglenn High School football teams will both play non-qualifying games on Friday. The Trojans, who are the first 5-4 team to play a nonqualifying game, will host Boulder at Five Star Stadium. The Norse (2-7) will travel to Fruita to face Fruita Monument. STILL SEARCHING FOR A WIN: Skyview lost to Elizabeth 48-7 on Friday to drop to 0-9 on the season. The Wolverines scored their lone score in the third quarter when George Lara hooked up with David Birones for a touchdown pass. Skyview will finish the regular season on Friday at Englewood. The Pinnacle lost to Middle Park 48-6 in its season finale. Chris Genovez scored the Timberwolves lone touchdown and led Pinnacle with 72 rushing yards. ENDING SEASON STRONG: The Academy (4-5) topped Bishop Machebeuf in the season finale, 31-14. The Wildcats scored 19 points in the first half and added 12 more in the third quarter.

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Legacy sophomore Emma Gee finishes second in the Girls 5A State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Legacy’s Gee, Nun finish in the top 5 at state Thornton boys team takes 10th in 5A By Jonathan Maness COLORADO SPRINGS - Legacy’s sophomore Emma Gee had proven all year she was capable of being one of the top runners in the state, and on Saturday she sealed her spot among the best in the state. Gee finished second at the Class 5A state cross country champions, with a time of 18 minutes, 59.9 seconds at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Course. Gee, who finished 21st as a freshman, was 43 seconds behind Pine Creek’s Heather Bates, who won the state title. Her finish was also the best for any Legacy runner at the state meet, and was 30 seconds faster than how she did last year. “I’m real excited to come in second,” Gee said. “There was some tough competition here. This gives me confi-

Thornton’s Joshua Joseph races to the finish line on Saturday during the Class 5A state cross country meet at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Course. Photo by Jonathan Maness dence that I can compete with some of these girls next year.” Her teammate, senior Melanie Nun was fifth with a time of 19:17.4, which was her best time in her fourth state race. Horizon girls placed 25th, with Megan Mooney (21:24.1) being the squad’s top finish after placing 95th. Monarch won the girls’ title, followed by Fort Collins and Mountain Vista. The Thornton boys came up short of their goal of breaking the top-5, but the Trojans finished 10th among the 25 teams. Mountain Vista won the state title, followed by Fair-

view and Cherry Creek. Denver East’s Ashi Geberkidane (16:21.7) won the individual title. Sean Paiz was 28th with a time of 17:20.3, followed by Jose Garcia (17:23.3), who was 32nd and Joshua Joseph (17:28.8), who was 35th. Mario Vielma (18:30.3) was 106th and Juan Villalvazo (18:40.4) was 116th. “I feel like we did what we needed to do (Saturday),” Joseph said. “There was definitely tough competition (today), but I love it. It motivates you more.” Horizon’s Josh Stamos (17:51.1) also finished 60th at the state meet.

Holy Family girls win Class 3A state title Medearis finishes 13th to lead Tigers By Jonathan Maness COLORADO SPRINGS - The Holy Family girls cross country team may not have had a top-10 finisher at state, but the Tigers came away with the bigger prize. Holy Family finished the race with 84 points and edged out Frontier Academy by one point to win the Class 3A title on Saturday at the CHSAA State Championship at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. “It’s a great feeling; this team has worked so hard,” said senior Danielle Medearis, who was the Tigers’ top finisher. “I’m so proud of them.” Usually it is Lindsay Chavez that is the squad’s top runner, but on Saturday it was Medearis that led the way. The senior came in 13th after finishing in 21 minutes and .5 seconds in her third and final trip to the state meet. “I wanted to end on a high note and

I definitely feel like I left it all on the course,” the senior said. Chavez, on the other hand, wasn’t as enthusiastic about her performance. She struggled to separate herself from the pack on Saturday and finished 21st with a time of 21:21.8. “It just wasn’t my race (Saturday), but I’m so proud of our team,” Chavez said. “They ran so hard (Saturday). This is just an amazing feeling.” Her sister, Katie Chavez, was 25th and Olivia Bartoletti placed 32nd to help the Tigers earn their first state title. Their previous top accomplishment was winning districts - which they’ve done this year and in 2009. “I’m so proud of this team,” Good said. “They’ve worked so hard and have dedicated so much time. I’m thankful to be a part of it.” It also sets up a bright future for Holy Family, which had four freshman competing at state; Chavez, Bartoletti, Emma Stokes (57th) and Eva Napierkowski (67th). “I think they are doing so awesome,” Medearis said. “They really have a bright future ahead.”

Bayfield’s Eva-Lou Edwards won the state title after blowing away the competition and finishing in 19:04.8, which was nearly a minute ahead of Middle Park’s Tabor Scholl. On the boys’ side, Erich Hixson finished ninth with a time of 17:46.4 to help the Tigers finish 11th. His teammate Aaron Hillman was 21st. “I’ve been coming off a leg injury, but I had the adrenaline up,” Hixson said. “The hill (Hodgson Hill in the middle of the second mile) caused some problems, but it did for everyone. “Over the first mile I was up with the leaders in the pack and there was seven of us going pretty hard,” Hixson said. “I wanted to charge up the hill, but that’s where I lost it. I just couldn’t rebound enough and make up for the lost ground. I wish I could have done better, but I’ll be looking forward to next year.” Dillon Roddy (89th, 20:04.11) and Joe Marcia (93rd, 20:14.6) also scored for the Tigers. Mark Bowles was 105th (20:23.71) and Tristan Smith, 107th (20:23.91). University won the title on the boys’ side, followed by Peak to Peak and Frontier Academy.

Holy Family senior Danielle Medearis finished 13th to lead the Tigers to the Class 3A team title. Photo by Andy Carpenean

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Standley Lake takes second By Scott Stocker Arvada West’s Jessica Jankowski wasn’t at her best in last Thursday’s Class 5A regional gymnastics meet on her home floor. And that’s scary news for the rest of the competition at this week’s state championships. Jankowski, a sophomore, said she wasn’t at the top of her game in any of the four individual events, but she was still good enough to capture the all-around title and grab some momentum heading into state. Jankowski was the only individual competing in the all-around who finished among the top six contestants on balance beam, floor, vault and the uneven bars. That effort allowed her to nab the all-around crown, nipping the Overland duo of Ashlynn Graybill and Kellyn Toole, who finished second and third respectively. Jankowski finished the night with a 37.05, ahead of Graybill (36.8) and Toole (36.75). Overland was able to win all the individual events, however, as the Trailblazers of coach Lisa Sparrow came away with the team championship by scoring 182.4 points. Standley Lake finished in second (176.475), Arvada West third (176.2). Rounding out the top six in the all-around competition was Thornton’s Sierra Kirylo in fourth (36.7), Standley Lake’s Hannah Bissani in fifth (36.6) and Overland’s Katie Johnson, sixth, 36.6. Bissani had the tie-breaker in one of her individual events to garner the fifth-place ribbon. “I was nervous and excited and just wanted to stay focused,” said Kirylo, only a freshman. “My bars were the best of the season and I was pleased with my beam. Now, I hope I’ll be qualified for state.” Added Bissani, “The vault was key for me and I had a good start and it was also a good start for all of us. I felt

confident and our whole team did great. The competition was tough, Overland had a lot going for them. I just hoped the best for everyone.” Standley Lake coach Kristen Larington knew it was going to be a tough night against Overland. “There was a lot of pressure on the girls and I think we actually had a horrible meet,” Larington said. “There was a lot of stress. Hannah had a good night and Zoie (Hoben) was strong again on floor. Overland’s a fine, fine team and they’ll be tough at state. I think our kids will rebound, though.” Those, too, are the thoughts of Standley Lake’s Madison York, who finished third on the balance beam (9.3). “I think it wasn’t one of our best nights,” York said. “I think I did a decent job on beam and proud of that as it was a PR for me. That’s a big deal for me, too. It was exciting that we won league, too, and it would have been great to have won tonight. Now, we’ll have to see how we do at state.” Many of the athletes and coaches were actually left hanging as to whether or not they will make it to the state meet. Only the top three teams and individuals in each event were able to advance through the regional competition. They then had to wait until all the scores by the teams and individuals were tabulated with the next best gymnasts and teams, regardless of region, were to be announced by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Among those individuals hoping to make the cut, as well as advance with their team were Bear Creek’s Myranda Dominguez and Jordan Cordova. “I think we did well, but it was a tough evening,” said Dominguez. “I had a lot of jitters and was trying hard to work through them.” Added Cordova, “My floor was my best and as a team I think we stayed positive. We all tried to do our bests and what more can anyone ask. Now, we’ll just have to see what happens with all the scoring around the regions.”

Standley Lake senior Zoie Hoben competes on the balance beam during the 5A CHSAA Regional Gymnastics Meet Thursday at Arvada West High School. Photo by Andy Carpenean

State football playoff capsules Pomona rushes

into postseason

By Jonathan Maness

No. 21 Horizon (6-3) at No. 12 Rangeview (6-3) At Aurora Public Stadium, 6 p.m. Friday * Game plan: The Hawks are a hungry football team going into the playoffs, especially after missing out on the Front Range League title. Horizon is led by Auston Stackhouse (1,340 yards and 17 touchdowns) and Dante Chand (585 rushing yards and seven TDs). Chand rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns to help the Hawks beat Fossil Ridge 3614 in the regular-season finale. The Raiders have been on a roll since dropping their first three games, winning their previous five games. Senior running back Armon Brown (770) is leading the way, with four 100-yard rushing games this season. * Extra point: The two squads have faced two faced familiar foes, Northglenn and Regis Jesuit - with each beating Northglenn and losing to Regis Jesuit. The Hawks lost to Regis Jesuit 21-14, while the Raiders fell 36-21. No. 29 Legacy (5-4) at No. 4 Valor Christian (7-2) At Valor Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday * Game plan: After a tough regular season, life isn’t going to get much easier for Legacy in the postseason. Valor Christian is gunning for its fourth consecutive state title (winning the past two 4A title and the 3A title in 2009) and features the most talented squad in the state. The Eagles are led by senior quarterback Luke Del Rio, who is the son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, and junior running back Christian McCaffrey, who is the son of former Broncos’ great Ed McCaffrey. Phydell Paris has been a one-man’s wrecking crew for the Lightning, rushing for 1,308 yards and 11 touchdowns. * Extra point: The Eagles defense has only allowed 21 points over the previous seven games, shutting out four teams. The only team from Colorado to score more than 10 points against Valor Christian was Mullen, which edged the Eagles 14-13 in the season opener. No. 30 Mountain Range (5-4) at

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Westminster and quarterback Jordan Thompson will take on top-seeded ThunderRidge Friday night in the first round of the state playoffs. Photo by Pam Wagner No. 3 Cherokee Trail (8-1) At Legacy Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday * Game plan: The Mustangs have been in playoff mode over the last few weeks, winning their final two games to secure a spot in the playoffs. If there is strength on Mountain Range’s squad it is its secondary, which is anchored by senior Elijah Rocha and junior Dieon Atencio. The duo have combined to intercept nine passes, and Rocha took two back for scores last week against Poudre. They will face off against Cougars’ quarterback Aric Johnson, who has thrown for six touchdowns and three interceptions this season. * Extra point: The Mustangs will need their three-headed running attack of Gabe Gellespie (780 yards), Preston Deherrera (391) and Tom Commander (323) to be at its best on Friday. Gellespie rushed for 164 yards on Friday, while Deherrera had two touchdowns to help the Mustangs beat Poudre 35-21. No. 32 Westminster (5-4) at No. 1 ThunderRidge (8-1) At Shea Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday * Game plan: The Wolves sealed a playoff spot after defeating Northglenn on Friday, but now they have the tough task of knocking off topseeded ThunderRidge. The Grizzlies haven’t lost since losing to Vista Murrieta of California in the season-opener. ThunderRidge’s

running back duo of Steve Ray and Jake Hand has combined to rush for 2,048 yards and 27 touchdowns. * Extra point: The Wolves will be without senior running back Patrick Wilson, who is sidelined in with a broken ankle. Wilson rushed for 1,080 yards and 11 touchdowns before missing the season-finale. Junior Ryan Belearde (1,063, 11 touchdowns) has done a solid job of stepping into the role. No. 26 Mountain Vista (4-5) at No. 7 Pomona (7-2), Saturday at 1 p.m. at NAAC * Game plan: Mountain Vista will have to have to be hitting on all cylinders to beat a Pomona team that has been one of the best programs in 5A all season. Pomona uses a balance of run and pass that they use to keep their opposition off balance. Mountain Vista will have their hands full trying to slow down senior receiver Mitch Colin who averages over 94 yards per game receiving. And if Colin doesn’t beat you running back’s Konnor Burns and Chris Marquez will. The dynamic pair has combined for 20 rushing touchdowns this season. * Extra point: Pomona has shown a grittiness this season that on their best day will allow them to beat any team in the state. But they are also their own worst enemy; they are turnover prone, a problem that could catch up with them.

A strong running game has long been Pomona’s trademark under Jay Madden, though the emphasis has changed somewhat the last couple of years with Alec Feland at quarterback. But in the two games since a 30-22 loss to Ralston Valley, Madden sees the pendulum swinging slightly back toward the Panthers’ bread-andbutter - in no small part due to the late emergence of Chris Marquez. The smallish (he’s generously listed at 5-foot-7, 155 pounds) junior ended the regular season with his third-straight, 100-yard game Friday at the North Area Athletic Complex as Pomona whipped rival Arvada West 41-7 to enter the 5A playoffs on a twogame, mini-win streak. “I think we’re re-establishing our identity,’’ Madden said. “We’re starting to run the ball more and try to be more of a balanced attack. And I think our defense is starting to come together. We played great tonight and really good last week against a good Fairview offense. “And we’re going to need everything we’ve got because we’re not going to be a one-man show on either side of the ball or special teams.’’ Pomona (7-2, 4-1 for second place in the 5A North Metro League) isn’t abandoning its potent passing game. Feland was 14-of-18 for 180 yards including a 20-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Hogoboom

against A-West (2-7, 1-4), an effort that saw top receiver Mitch Colin catch seven passes for 105 yards. But it’s clear Marquez has become a focal point of the offense as well. Seldom-used early in the season, Marquez’ 144 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 22 carries against A-West pushed his totals in the last five games to 678 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Panthers rushed 39 times for 197 yards on the heels of a season-high 281 a week earlier against Fairview. “He’s had a (heck) of a run,’’ Madden said. “Obviously we knew he was talented. But obviously we knew we couldn’t give him the ball for eight straight weeks. So we tried to spread out his carries early in the year. And then he kind of just jumped to the forefront, and good things have happened to us since.’’ Another added wrinkle to the running game is a “wildcat’’ formation that features running back Konner Burns taking direct snaps. Burns ran 12 times for 28 yards Friday and scored Pomona’s first two touchdowns on short runs - one from the shotgun, the other under center. After a scoreless first quarter with three turnovers (two by A-West), the Panthers drove 57, 57 and 51 yards for a 20-0 halftime lead. Pomona took the second-half kickoff and marched 69 yards in 13 plays, converting two fourth downs before Martinez scored on a 23-yard run.

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Santa to make stops in Westminster Residents can sign up for lotto drawing to win a visit By Ashley Reimers Santa Claus will leave the reindeer at the North Pole this year while visiting families throughout Westminster. Since 1937, firefighters have provided Santa with a fire truck as he and his elves make stops throughout the city. Families are randomly chosen to enjoy a visit from Santa though a lottery system. Families chosen will have the opportunity to meet Santa and children

Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched Oct. 19 to the 11200 block of Vrain Drive in reference to a burglary. A 47-yearold woman’s home was broken into. It appeared that a kitchen window was broken to gain entry. There were open drawers in the kitchen and bedrooms. The front door was unlocked and was possibly the exit route used by the intruder. A checkbook was taken from a kitchen drawer, and the woman was advised to call her bank and place a hold on her account. There is no suspect information.

Theft: A 20-year-old Denver woman was arrested Oct. 20 after she tried to steal $38.82 in mer- chandise from Walmart at 7155 - Sheridan Blvd. She was issued a summons and later released.


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Theft: An officer was dispatched Oct. 23 to Implex Auto Sales, formerly known as Friendly Auto Sales, at 9270 N. Federal Blvd. to handle a cold theft. An employee said that e six business checks had been stolen from inside the office and two were - presented for payment in two separate incidents. One of the checks was used to make a $1,578 purchase

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at Murray Motors/Mercedes-Benz of Denver. The other was issued to an individual for the sum of $500. This check was not cashed, and the checking account has since been closed, making the remainder of the checks useless. The case is forwarded to investigations for follow-up. Shoplifting: An officer was dispatched Oct. 22 to 7-Eleven at 1605 W. 92nd Ave. in reference to a shoplifting. A witness said that a man entered the store, placed a pastry item valued at $1.79 in his pants pocket, and paid for a pack of cigarettes with a credit card. He was seen getting into a black Chevrolet Blazer. There is no further information. Aggravated motor vehicle theft: An officer took a motor vehicle theft report Oct. 22 from a 38-yearold Federal Heights man whose girlfriend took his Jeep without his permission. When she left, she took all her belonging with her. His text messages to her were answered with promises to return the vehicle to him, but she never showed up. The vehicle was entered into NCIC/ CCIC as stolen, and the case was forwarded to investigations for further follow-up. Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, wanted by another agency: An officer conducted a traffic stop Oct. 22 and contacted three men inside

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WINNERS RECITAL The Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest will have its festival competition ewinners recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, aat Community in Christ Church, 12229 tW. 80th Ave., Arvada. For intermediate kto advanced music students performing -on piano, flute, strings and voice.

2MONDAY/NOV. 5; Wednesday/Nov. 7; yTuesday/Nov. 13

STRANGER AWARENESS An Arvada Police Department volunteer will host stranger awareness classes, geared for children in kindergarten to third grade, but all ages are welcome. Attendance is on a first-come basis. Check the Arvada Police Department website for e additional classes to be scheduled and safety tips at Questions can be directed to Classes are from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. e 5, at the Arvada Library; from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the YMCA, 3 6350 Eldridge St.; from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Arvada Library; and from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Stanley Lake Library.

MONDAY/NOV. 5 YOUTH SYMPHONY Front Range Youth Symphony presents “Fall: Cool and Beautiful,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Visit or call 720-898-7200 for tickets and more information. TUESDAY/NOV. 6 ELECTION DAY communion It is a given that we will not all vote the same way, and this election has been difficult and divisive for some. As Christians, we know that real power — to save and to transform — ultimately rests not in politicians or presidents, but is given by God. Before any outcomes, we will gather at the Lord’s Table as the body of Christ, for prayer and healing. All are welcome and invited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 13151 W. 28th Ave., at Alkire (near Maple Grove Elementary). Visit WINTER SAFETY Adams County Aging Network will have its monthly meeting from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster. This month’s topic will be “Winter Safely for Seniors” with speakers from

tertaining and fulfilling and makes it all worthwhile.” Hose said a crew also goes to St. Anthony North Hospital every Christmas Eve to visit children in the hospital. The children, and other children who are visiting relatives in the hospital are able to meet Santa and take home some candy, he added. “We also bring them a stuffed animal and try to bring them some cheer,” Hose said. There are three ways to register for the lottery: online at, through e-mail at santa@ or by calling 303706-3031. When registering, a full name, address and phone number is required. Reservations can’t be made without complete information and are limited to one per household.

AT YOUR SERVICE: the car. After clearing all three occupants’ names, it was discovered that two of the men each had an active warrant for their arrests. It was also determined that all three men had revoked or suspended drivers licenses. Before the vehicle was towed away, a search of the inside turned up Methadone pills, marijuana, a glass pipe, tin foil with a burned substance on it and two hollowed out Bic pens. A 27-year-old Northglenn man was issued citations for marijuana and paraphernalia possession as well as an obstructed windshield. He was processed and later released after posting bail. A 35-year-old Aurora man was unable to post bond and was later transported to the Adams County jail on the active warrant.

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Theft: An officer was dispatched by phone Oct. 20 to take a theft report from a 51-year-old Federal Heights man whose son noticed that his car from missing a rear license plate. It was entered into NCIC/CCIC as stolen. There if 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.




jority of families are chosen. “The crews can see up to ten kids per household, so if a neighborhood works together more kids can participate,” she said. “Even if a family doesn’t get chosen, if their neighbor does, and they work together, more children get the opportunity to meet Santa.” Caption Bob Hose has been volunteering for the Santa visits for 20 years. He said it’s been amazing to see the magic in the faces of the children when they see Santa. Hose remembers seeing children so astonished at the sight of Santa, they were literally speechless. “The firefighters and other employees do this on their own time, volunteering to help out with the program,” he said. “But, it only takes one time for someone to help out, and they are hooked. Seeing the various reactions of the kids is en-


Theft: A 37-year-old Westminster man was arrested Oct. 19 after he tried to steal $38.26 in merchandise from King Soopers at 10351 Federal Blvd. He was processed and later - released on a summons.


will be able to tell Santa what they want for Christmas and also received a small candy gift. Registration for the program begins at 8 a.m. today and ends at 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. Four crews of eight firefighters and volunteers will man the fire trucks during the visits, which are geographically scheduled sometime between 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1 through Dec. 6, said Diana Allen with the Westminster Fire Department. “Usually the crews do about 40 homes a night, that’s why we have a lottery system,” she said. “It’s really a cool program. When the crews pull up they turn on the sirens and the lights and everyone comes out and meets Santa. It’s a memory for the whole family.” Allen said even though the program is a lottery system, she encourages anyone interested, to try for a spot, because ma-

the Westminster Fire Department. This meeting is open to all seniors and agencies providing services for seniors in Adams County. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m.

There is no cost and no reservations are needed. Call 303-818-7232 visit www. Your Week continues on Page 24


24th Annual

November 2 • 10am-6pm November 3 • 10am-6pm November 4 • 10am-4pm

Craft Show

El Jebel Shriners Event Center 4625 W. 50th Ave., Denver 80212 Crafts & Gifts • Food Booth Oasis Restaurant • Tea Room (Tea Room proceeds go to Shriners Hospitals for Children) Cash and Checks

Bazaar Saturday, November 3 9am - 3pm The MAC 3295 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster

Shop from over 75 unique artisans selling handmade crafts, jewelry, holiday ornaments and one-of-a-kind special gifts in all price ranges! Plenty of FREE parking!

A great variety of crafts and gift items available. New vendors, plus your favorite ones returning! for early ns! Come lectio e s t s e the b FREE Parking FREE Admission Handicapped Accessible

As always, we appreciate your support!

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CELEBRATIONS Andrew C. Peterson

Shannon C. Archuleta

Marine Corps Pfc. Andrew C. Peterson, son of Lisa A. Peterson, of Westminster, and Robin C. Peterson, of North Fort Myers, Fla., recently graduated from the Basic Water Support Technician Course while assigned as a student at Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Peterson is a 2011 graduate of Broomfield High School and joined the Marine Corps in September 2011.

Marine Corps Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon C. Archuleta, daughter of Kari Howard, of Crestview, Fla., and Wayne S. Archuleta, of Thornton, recently reported for duty with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. Archuleta joined the Marine Corps in September 2008.


Finally! A seminar designed to show you that it’s really possible to manage your home, nurture your family and still have time for you!


• Hundreds of no-nag ways to have a neat house, happy kids, and calm parents all at the same time. • How to eliminate all scraps of floating paper. • How to calendar and schedule your time. • Household hints for more efficient use of your space and time.


“Deniece Schofield seems to be the most organized person on earth. If participants put to use even a small fraction of her advice, their lives will be, if not happier, at least less cluttered and horried.” Publishers Weekly Monday, November 12 10 to 12 Noon OR 7 to 9pm HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 10101 W 48th Ave • Wheat Ridge 1-70 and Kipling

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ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT Spend an hour of upward attitude adjustment at Lifetree Café’s “Smile … Even When You Think You Can’t” program at noon and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. Admission is free, and snacks and beverages are available. Questions may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ WEDNESDAY/NOV. 7

An acclaimed 2-hour seminar by Deniece Schofield, nationally renowned home management expert.

Friday, November 9 10 to 12 Noon OR 7 to 9pm SLEEP INN 12101 Grant St • Thornton Exit 123 off I-25


Seminar leader, Deniece Schofield, is the author of Confessions of an Organized Homemaker, Confessions of a Happily Organized Family, Kitchen Organization Tips and Secrets and Springing The Tme Trap. She has been the national spokesperson for Proctor and Gamble and has contributed to Woman’s Day Magazine. As a noted expert on home and time management, Deniece has appeared throughout the United States and Canada on television and radio programs.

Tuesday, November 13 10 to 12 Noon OR 7 to 9pm COMFORT SUITES 7374 S Clinton St • Englewood Denver Tech Center

SCHOOL OPENINGS Broomfield Academy has a limited number of spaces in each grade, kindergarten8th, for this school year. Class sizes range from 8 to 15 students, and the curriculum includes world-language instruction and swimming lessons. Interested families may contact the school or sign up to attend a Wednesday, Nov. 7, open house. For information or to RSVP, go to www. MONTHLY POTLUCK The Young at Heart group invites all seniors age 55 and older to its monthly potluck at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 3031 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield. Speakers representing Mountain States Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America will talk.Visit or call 303-469-3521. WOMEN’S MEETING The next

The same material is presented at each seminar.

If more information is needed, please call 1-800-835-TIME (8463) PRICE: $25 AT THE DOOR. CHECKS ACCEPTED NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Northwest Metro Business and Professional Women’s meeting is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Denny’s on 80th and Wadsworth Parkway. Speaker will be Margaret Chapman, public trustee of Jefferson County. Call Marcia at 303-827-3283 to RSVP. WEDNESDAY/NOV. 7, NOV. 21 WEDNESDAYS AT 2 Covenant Village presents a series of monthly events featuring expert speakers. Programs are at 9153 Yarrow St. in Westminster. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 303-4032205 for directions and reservations. Come early for refreshments and fellowship; lectures begin at 2 p.m. NOV. 7: “Iwo Jima,” presented by Don Whipple, USMC veteran and survivor of Iwo Jima. Don actually landed on Iwo Jima island three times. He was in one of the original waves hitting the beach on Feb. 19, 1945, when he was struck by a mortar. While aboard the hospital ship he hitched a ride back to the island to continue the battle with his fellow Marines. Truly a member of the Greatest Generation, Don continues serving our country by volunteering his time to help our current war veterans who suffer from PTSD. NOV. 21: “Spain,” presented by Active Minds. From its heights as the dominant country in the word in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt. Active Minds will explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today. Call 303-4244828.

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