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January 24, 2014 North Jefferson County, Colorado | Volume 13, Issue 3 A publication of


Sheridan Shutdown

Over the weekend, Sheridan Boulevard was closed at the bridge over U.S. 36 in order to move traffic onto the new Sheridan bridge structure. Drivers were directed to alternate routes to avoid the construction. The closure was part of the U.S. 36 Express Lanes project, a multimodal project led by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation District to reconstruct U.S. 36 from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Food truck dishes resources, assistance

Program offers food assistance By Ashley Reimers

Study features rail and bus rapid transit

areimers@coloradocommunitymedia. com Though hard to miss cruising down the streets, the bright green Your Neighborhood Food Truck, a program made possible by Hunger Free Colorado, an anti-hunger organization, is still a new concept to many people in the north metro area. The 40foot RV is retrofitted to connect families to needed food resources and recently made a stop at the Irving Street Library on Jan. 17 in Westminster. Doug Vega, food assistance mobile outreach coordinator, said he’s hoping his first trip to Westminster will inform residents about the many food assistance resources available to them. And with his help, those in need will get connected to resources like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, local food banks, meal sites and other community options that offer affordable food. “We are out here to raise awareness about how Your Neighborhood Food Truck can be a huge help to families who need some assistance when it comes food,” he said. “We’re helping people in a comfortable setting that is not intimidating, providing access to computers so people can apply for SNAP and also receive one-on-one help through the application process.” Launched last June, Your Neighborhood Food Truck stops at various locations throughout the Denver metro area. Vega partners with organizations like the Irving Street Library, to establish a site in an area where there is need and also good traffic. He said many times when a person first walks in, he or she is feeling overwhelmed or discouraged, but leave feeling at ease. “I’m able to explain to them the process, and help them fill out their SNAP appli-

Meeting outlines RTD transit plans By Ashley Reimers

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Your Neighborhood Food Truck made a stop at the Irving Street Library on Jan. 17 in Westminster. The 40-foot RV is retrofitted to connect families to needed food resources. Photo by Ashley Reimers cations, which is the biggest program we promote in the truck,” Vega said. “I simply streamline the process for people in order to help them get back on their feet. It’s greatly rewarding for me.” SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by each state. It is a safety net program providing low-income households with financial resources to purchase groceries. Individuals on the program are required to meet certain qualifications for eligibility, including income. People on the program use an Electronic Benefit Transfer, EBT, card to buy food at authorized food retailers. Michelle Ray, director of communications for Hunger Free Colorado, said there are many misconceptions regarding SNAP. Ray said some people think people can use the card to withdraw cash, which is not pos-

sible, and that people on the program are on it for long periods of time, when in fact the average person only uses the program for eight to 10 months. “People who need the program are sometimes embarrassed to admit they need the help,” Ray said. “But what we are providing is an economic bridge for people who need to get back on their feet. People come upon challenging times every day, and really SNAP is a hand up, not a hand out.” Those interested in applying for SNAP at Your Neighborhood Food Truck should bring along their identification form, residency form, proof of earned income, proof of unearned income, medical expense forms and immigration status, for those not born in the United States. For a list of upcoming sites, visit or call the Hunger Free Hotline at 855-855-4626.

Regional Transportation District recently hosted a public meeting to inform Westminster residents on the progress of the Northwest Area Mobility Study, a 13-month study focusing on prioritizing mobility needs in the area. The study began in March and is an effort to develop a consensus between RTD, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the northwest area stakeholders. The study was started because of the lack of cash resources to fund parts of the FasTracks project in the north metro area in the near term, said Nadine Lee, RTD engineering project manager. She said before RTD moves forward with FasTracks, officials hope to gain knowledge on mobility needs for the northwest area. The meeting on Jan. 15 featured an informational video and a variety of stations explaining the study and other topics including Interstate 25 reverse commute, U.S. 36 Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, arterial BRT, the Northwest Rail, the North Metro Rail Extension and information on funding options and implementation. RTD staff was also on hand to speak one-on-one with meeting attendees. RTD continues on Page 12

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January 24, 2014

Here’s to living life to ‘The Max’ Topher Barber climbed the tall, aluminum ladder, stopping just even with the old, wooden sailboat hanging upside down from the ceiling. He carefully drilled the framed picture of his dad — also upside down — to the center of the stern. A friend handed him a bottle of champagne and Topher tapped the boat, pouring a little onto the rim. “We now christen thee,” he said, “the S.S. Max Barber.” The small gathering of people below him raised their glasses and cheered. “He would like that,” one man said, nodding assuredly as he walked away. The tribute, sealed as dusk darkened the wintry mountain lake outside the restaurant windows, reflected the man whose gargantuan and colorful presence was notably absent. “Upside down is perfect,” said Dan Sherwood, Topher’s longtime friend, as he sat at the bar, under the sailboat. “Max was a kind of renegade who didn’t conform to much. So why conform to gravity?” Max Barber died unexpectedly Dec. 17 from an aneurysm that occurred while he was driving. He was 68. A successful contractor and owner of the popular Max Gill and Grill on South Gaylord Street in Denver, he also received national recognition in 1991 when he saved two people who fell through thin ice on Grand Lake. But to Topher, he was so much more. He was an exuberant, energizing force who grabbed tight to life and made it an exhilarating ride. “He never let a blade of grass grow beneath his feet,” Topher said, pausing, looking at the beer in his hand. “He’s my dad and he was my best friend ... It’s going to be hard without him.” Although Max had homes in Denver, Florida and France, the cabin he built with his hands in the mid-1980s in Grand Lake — on the water nestled between historic Lemon Lodge and the Grand Lake Yacht Club at the end of the town’s main street — was his favorite.

On the shores of the state’s largest natural lake, the town counted 447 residents in the 2000 census. Its one main road veers off Highway 34, just before the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and leads through a short, straight stretch of western-style buildings that have remained largely unchanged for years. “This is his home,” Topher said. “He loved being near the water, being in a small town. He loved that this town is a dead end. It was the end of the road.” It was Topher’s most consistent home, too. “I love this place,” he said. “Both me and my brother met our wives up here. My life wouldn’t be the same without Grand Lake. We wouldn’t be who we are without this place.” Growing up, Topher and his brothers Tyler and Todd spent every summer at the lake. Topher and Tyler worked at Pancho and Lefty’s, the eatery popular with locals and weekenders that’s just a one-minutewalk from the cabin. They learned how to sail — Topher even taught sailing at the yacht club. Max bought them a boat and they often competed in the annual weeklong regatta — but never won. “ ... we were always at the back of the pack and that always bummed him out,” Topher said. Last summer, two days before the regatta, Topher decided to compete when a friend who is an accomplished sailor offered to crew. Midway through the week,

Max left for an already planned vacation in Michigan. Topher was tied for first; Max eagerly awaited his daily updates. “It came down to the last race and we had to finish first — and we did,” Topher said. “I could hear the pride in his voice and knew he had tears in his eyes.” In late October, after returning from a month in France, Max headed to Grand Lake to winterize the cabin. Topher went with him. They blew out the sprinklers, cut firewood, hung out. “Just me and him,” Topher said. “It was perfect. I have no regrets about how our relationship ended. ... We told each other how we felt about each other — we loved each other.” On Jan. 10, Topher, who lives in Broomfield, decided to check on the cabin, make sure the heat was working, that pipes hadn’t frozen — and meet up with some friends to share a few stories and laughs. On the passenger seat of his Subaru, he placed a ceramic cowboy boot with a lasso around its heel — the urn holding some of his dad’s ashes, which also include the remains of a December Wall Street Journal, his favorite paper; his red, alma mater Cornell cap; a favorite Hemingway coozie; and the photo of his three sons when they were just boys, wearing cowboy hats, which he always kept in his wallet. Topher also brought a framed picture of a grinning Max, wearing a tropical shirt and white captain’s hat and holding a beer next to his cheek. A winter storm swirled gusting snow, creating moments of white-out as he slowly drove Berthoud Pass, reminiscent of the first time he, his brothers and Max had driven to Grand Lake. “Pop,” Topher said, “we aren’t turning around, are we?” At the cabin, he set the boot and picture on the dining room table, grabbed two beers — the one for Max snug in another Hemingway coozie — and tuned the CD player to Alabama’s “Mountain



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Music,” his dad’s favorite and the cabin’s theme song. Then he talked to Max. And he cried. The next afternoon, Topher strolled into Pancho and Lefty’s and settled at the bar to talk with friends in the familiar eclectic atmosphere where 1,500 beer cans — all one-of-a-kind — line shelves along the walls. Also on the walls are photos of several longtime locals who have died. Hanging from the ceiling are a chair lift, a kayak, and a dummy of a man with a serape sleeping in a hammock, a margarita glass in his hand. And the old, wooden sailboat. That’s when it hit. “ ... to make that boat his — The Max,” Topher said. “He’s in the bar area looking out on the lake. It just makes so much sense.” In mid-February, a celebration of life for Max will be held at his Denver restaurant. Those who come should wear happy colors. No black. No tears. Because Max wouldn’t want crying, Topher said. He loved life too much. Topher tells this story about the Grand Lake cabin: “We’re known for staying up way too late there and having Lemon Lodge renters yell at us. One day, a couple of Lemon Lodge renters come up and say they’re trying to go to bed ... and how much longer will you guys be staying up?” Max glanced at his watch, then looked up. “We’ve been partying for 23 years here,” he said, “and think we’ve got 23 more to go.” Cheers.

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Bill allows married gays to file joint taxes Legislation comes on heels of Supreme Court decision

returns. That’s regardless of the fact that Colorado does not recognize same-sex marriage. Sen. Pat Steadman, DDenver, a bill sponsor, told the Senate Finance Committee that the bill aims to do away with confusion on the part of legally married gay couples who can file joint tax returns federally, but were not able to do the same at the state level. “The reason I’ve introduced this bill is because we have confusing issues in the statute,” Steadman told the committee. Steadman’s bill passed the committee, following a 3 to 2 party line vote. The bill comes on the heels of a July Supreme Court decision that struck down much of the Defense of Marriage Act. Since then, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that legally married same-sex couples

By Vic Vela A bill that would allow married gay couples living in Colorado to file joint state tax returns is on its way to a vote in the state Senate, after it passed a legislative committee on Jan. 14. However, Senate Bill 19 applies only to married couples, not those who are involved in a civil union, which became legal in Colorado last year. Senate Bill 19 requires that gay couples who married out of state or in another country, and who now reside here, file their state taxes the same as they do at the federal level, either through joint or individual

are also considered married for federal tax purposes. The federal ruling applies to all gay couples who are in legally recognized marriages, even if they reside in states like Colorado, which has a constitutional ban against gay marriage on its books. So, if a gay couple gets married in New York, then moves to Colorado, they can file joint state returns here. However, the IRS is clear that only legally married gay couples can file joint returns. “The revenue department ruling expressly says they are not recognizing civil unions, or other domestic partnerships,” Steadman said. “This is purely a matter of who is married.” Even though the legislation would not affect couples involved in civil unions, the bill would make changes to an area of last

year’s law that created civil unions in Colorado. The civil unions statute does not allow for joint tax filing. “That’s because it was not possible for same-sex couples to file federally (when the civil unions bill became law),” Steadman said afterward. “It did not allow for linkage for state taxes. And that was absolutely accurate when it was written. But the whole world has turned on its head since them.” The bill also makes language in Colorado income tax statutes gender neutral. It replaces “husband, or wife or both” with “two taxpayers.” And it replaces “spouse” with “taxpayer.” The bill cleared the Finance Committee, with Democratic Sens. Mike Johnston of Denver, Andy Kerr of Lakewood and Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City voting yes. Republican Sens. Owen

Hill of Colorado Springs and Kevin Grantham of Canon City voted against moving the bill forward. Michael Norton of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative group that is opposed to gay marriage, called the bill a “subterfuge,” which provides an end-run around the state’s gay marriage ban. “The people of Colorado have decided what the policy of the state of Colorado as it pertains to marriage,” Norton said. The bill would benefit couples like Lauren Fortmiller and Pamela Thiele of Lakewood, who married in California in 2008. Fort-

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There egrate space. s, we thoug nability roofs hts an said, fro ghou to traveling with Pam, who re- the wave pool and four slides. superior job for the district and “It tho ’ll t sai meric the of ho d tile op h, is space ’s a tre ugh m sod. fea open There haveBy, Ashley Color ’s the tired eight years ago. is its nearl en spareimers firs Next came Surfer’s Cove and will remain a pillar for the Hy500,0 an, cil “The recits recreature of mes. Th s to sol ad in ce dents space ’s a sig areimers@ourcoloradonews. sustai ity ar Each o,” he sait of its The break is well-deserved Thunder Bay in 1984, followed land community and a valued nificany 200 acr and the an can firm 00 be ,” Veldhreation tion centhe co e bigges na tra d kind reatio pays bu bild. bu com t co es ils cau mm ed after years of dedication to not by River Country in 1986. cen in the resource for the district. nal enjoy the ild mm of open unity t for a fee ofilder wh ing omes It’s go se we uizen sai ter is ter. asp itmen Its e bu ’re co only the Hyland Hills District, , views area state “River Country really put WaGoing forward, Mastriona d. “It a $3 mi ilding $3,000 o buys moun proximect of the qu may ing to wh land t mm to of ali an ere at a Laundro- but the community. lot pe It alld ou started llio be rea tai ity itted ’s that ter World on the map because it said he will take with him the comm ple resiias solfied ren . If the r lot int s in Ca oth to tdo Greg exp n faLE ch LE LEED “w ns an -Mastriona to y His leadership and vision had tube rides and at that time many memories and experipoint ork, din d oth Bomat and ar pa ewable build o the ndela ron ED, or ED go silver sustai ensive uld inun1969. ity.” or recof s me tru ld. the ne certifi nabil , Veldh e an er lochader, graduated college and was have resulted in many facili- all the slides were body slides,” ences he’s made over the years, the other tec ls, geo energ build ntal Leaders ” home st beation Golde ity. d So en ed, major De for n, a the recreation job, ties including Adventure Golf he said. “We then built the first and will remember the great orhnolo therm y system s wi and s wh struc far, ab uizen sai play”looking U.S. ing me sign, hip in En ity th is an his If it ere Pam certifi Green ets ergy wife happened to & Raceway, the Greg Mastriona family ride, Raging Colorado, ganization, staff and board he other peo and tion an out 30 d. when home the bu of the gy, they al heat s, such o-cat an Th fee Bu green occu d ho get pu selwife into the stand ion me d Envisits s with ilder ch . coole e recrea ilding ling of the execu- Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, which allowed for people to worked with. But for those who pie nine ho mesrun a reb mps Ch in are director of the mes tive ate Hyland Hills the Ice Centre at the Prome- interact on the ride. That was need a little reminder of the forpanie arlie Mcd. owne the tru sustai ooses no and d by a tion cenCouncil ards set ans the unde of are na wi geo r co Ka by the t to ble ll alrand Park District. nade — a collaboration with the pretty cool.” velop s, the taina r to use st and the therm ter wi . mer director, just take a look in ead Recreation n-n build commy with Ch is ava quali roo feature ll ble to y bu my merci ment used, ftop 15 kil al heat be heate the ilable ties, Since then, the park has the top of his old desk. urc “She told ilt wife that she city of Westminster, the MAC erc Mo impro retrofi ha to the the fee Ranc has al part sn’t sta ial devel hwas drawi re tha vem t their tures, as well to offset owatt pump d and sure her husband would (Mature Adult Center) and of grown to 48 attractions built “I always had a candy drawer been h Co sol as sys of the rted ho ng res n jus ents, Ve home mo oper, me Ve and interview,” Mastrio- course, Water World. mint over 67 acres, featuring rides that anyone could grab from, yet give “O The ldhuiz many oth st of thear pane tem idents t sus ldhuiz with mesai anm for som grocery erest fro comm sites ne thi most en sai na said.d“Ide was very fortunate to He said he’s also extremely like Voyage to the Center of the and I made sure and left it full,” taina er sus electr ls on en sai susou ng e oth sto m co unity, the co signifi d. taina a 36 and the is the t to Ca ble ici er po res to m bebu int the mright place at the right proud of the many programs “W nv liv d. 0-degr vie nd can ble ty can there- where is all started.” the district sponsors for chil- Earth, Mastriona’s favorite, and he said. we’ll e’ve be tentia build enien t sus w,” he natural elas thoing is featime. That’s ee ce sto the most recent addition, the see taina ugh. McKa continu en at l clients.there, as Mastriona tow Stand view fro said. beau res started his 43- dren in the district. bility ty n it “R Mile High Flyer. e to well y Rang Denver ley La m any eside of the In the Know feawork for ma as For said. “The best part of the job is “Voyage was built in 1994, ny year Hyland Hills career as a and ke, the home nts ha on it more vis of the e. The yea ve it course assistant superin- seeing the smiles of the kids,” and we still have hour-long for ma golf www.l inf rs an DiD you know? most natural Pikes PeFlat Iro site. Th nytendent, ivefor ormati ak on ns, do ey defin beau years,”d before becoming the he said. “Knowing that the pro- waits,” Mastriona said. “It’s a wn ward. on ab ty ing Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District executive director in 1972. grams and the facilities are bechara of the the Fro ou five-minute ride, that’s fast and com t Ca was established in 1955, and was the . cteris site is nt ndelaOver the years he had an in- ing used and enjoyed by the features robotics. It’s still right on tics first park and recreation district in Colos, part in growing the dis- kids, that’s pretty neat. You can’t of it.” e tegral on top, even though it is getting rado. The district serves nearly 110,000 trict, as well as becoming the beat that.” a little competition from the residents in a 24-square mile area visionary behind Water World. But before many of these fa- Mile High Flyer.” located in southwest Adams County But as of Jan. 1, he no longer cilities and programs could beMastriona’s work in the field Printed and including areas of Westminster and

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Regional Transportation District General tion,” the munity he heard from is somet taxpayam work political cross and it got for She said the r who conges thethe s herissione members state This year the comto bill woul way ing more fire. Capi comm Manager Phil Washington declared high exand For this with y it comes on So Uliba tol. to get that in front comcom d Count their porc Sen. Evie I in using people to ing upco Douglas of their on’s policy sessiaon, be cons allow his camp put ming legis Hudak hes Devewith the Officrri will be work pectations as RTD continues several transbert, FML she isof the coaliti idered Last sessi in place.” - session of the Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 10 at the state Capitol. Guns, marijuana, civil unions aign trail. hom ners, gran A, like dom Gov.esJohn Hickenlooper gives his State the eState to a joint lative lopm of address durin as chair childhood focusing Economic portation projects targeted toward the Denon Penis ent ofand serves g estic He bill, und dchil Trad is on partHB eastbo ton’s tann parents. dren and education e to topics early Internatio 1170, on, . limit and the economy were among Hickenlooper’s speech. More coverage, Pages 10-11. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen encoof of taxpa focusing on stew 3 during ver metro’s northern region. mittee s for definof urage , tannface delays grandnal the mino to the coaliti itely. Peniswas postponed ing Alliance on Jan. I-25 ing backng According rs and expa security yer resources, ardship dustradvanced man the growth Washington highlighted several projects g to nsion County Business in- civil“This will go of financial ufact the morni again for ton is bringing from Kiplin during y in along of address the Douglas with law and community during a Jan. 4 legislative breakfast hosted by travelers es the upco dewith the it be union bill that are need Colorado. He uring inare de Frank McNulty rssion. enforceme 11 minut ming sespasse trust will House Speaker und travele evening. Louisville-based nonprofit 36 Commuting more than nt. port worked in Colorado said jobs outgoing state “This bill d this session,” definitely to He said he is and westbo es in the Lawrence and Solutions at the Omni Interlocken Resort. working rush hour, to cal econ ing families that supas 18 minut other impowould take careshe said. larssave Colorado Rep.-elect Polly expected on a bill and the omy. “The Denver-metro regionRep.will the state layed as much the corridor is Holbert, milli of those be deter rtant fami Chrisbe lot over the “I’ll be state h along mining ons of dolleft,Washington ly mem to pay by Jane Reuter 30 percen greatest city in theFrom West,” said. “I spon Growt Photo than a that sorin bers. for bette session. more ensures the requ ” izatio g legis r way e kickoff really believe that, aand I believe that it can be increase by legislativ lation indiv one ired n and faced of teleph financial iduals that inpatient hospital20 years. done through the transportation investments have ng the next with a series on has been adversity treatmen ones grabbi have Beginning coaliti during s that we’re making in this region.” t Lawmakers do to be the in July, the s to citizen aren’t going it means you really Speaker town halls ting three option continues However, he said RTD’s journey to accomaddiany addi so on Page . presen ng House headlines, plish these projects has not been an easy one. 7 leaders: tolling g lanes tive session on,” outgoi re the ones that busy l of the business new legisla g the existin ed contro to pay attenti “They’ In May 2012, the 15-member RTD board the and area tol for the new; and and keepin have regain their ma- Frank McNulty said. highest impact on By Jane reuter tional lanes all the lanes, old and decided against placing a 0.4 percent sales Democrats , and maintain adad lican to have the to pay for House , and Repub tive are going tax increase on the general election ballot to s to free; tolling ty or sales taxes Colorado state Senate ss owner proper y legisla my.” fund FasTracks. This means if current finanjority in the the Douglas Count t business econo lty urged busine l,” testify and raising new lanes. across come Father of three Timothy Forehand wants of has McNu Capito n ditional cial projections remain as they are, the North members could impac thing that for a is just no at the state issues of concer said that more time with his young daughters. A new on hand “The one that there and toll “show up Metro and Northwest lines will not be comwhen delegation t said, “is e-sponof them were back r supporters procedure for patients with his form of liver could go clear,” Hilber pleted until 2042. owners. Four y Business Allianc Jan. 3 bring decidBy Jane Reute table. world you what is decid on Page 19 held cancer may give him several more months. as Count are on the way in the continues But Washington saidjreute he is convinced these No matter r@ourcolora kickoff session y Dougl Legislators g roadways. will remain free.” That’s a precious gift to a man who a year al Center. legislative as Count existin Medic toto two projects will be done way before the prosored g Dougl inin g (lanes) Sky Ridge us about s urged ago was told he likely wouldn’t survive for on is leanin leader ed, existin to be cautio jected completion dates and noted the trans-stay aware and get as at Lone Tree’s addithe coaliti State or addi you need s to one more month. Hilbert said n to toll any new “The bills ss owner portation district has made significant strides could impact them and busine Capi Capithat Forehand underwent surgery to install construction sed ward a decisio in issues in the past two years. Involved that time, Washing- seats at the state to pay for be discus the device that’s expected to extend his take their tional lanes He said this will ton said RTD has eitherlawma begunkers construction Feby and Feb life Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He maintenance. coalition’s Januar or contracted work out for 77 percent of its results at the among the first patients in the United States they go over cted planned FasTrack network projects, includDepart- heavilymeetings, when to undergo the process, and Sky Ridge is the survey condu cuts to the ruary ing the Gold, West Rail, U.S. Bus Rapid Transit telephone some recent first of a handful of centers permitted to from a recent ch Consultants. restructure (BRT), East Rail and Interstate 225 Rail Lines. e. d with these uction could perform it pending approval from the Food s ment of Defensneed to go forwar could be by Hill Researthat route, constr ,” he said. “Of course we’ve had our challenges, but view s we go and Drug Administration. “If we “I think I think they omise our if not sooner requires I always like to say that it’s not all about the mike Coffman’tax piece, the fact that said, “but in early 2014, t compr The Dallas man was diagnosed with option that pushes cuts,” he knock down — the knock down being the that doesn’ no attention to start pick a financing n: “I like the sly the vast way for a nt resolutio in obviou ocular melanoma in January 2012. The fast- Doctors and nurses prepare Timothy Forehand for surgery Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The Dallas we permane done On fiscal challenges — but the get up,” Washington y. There was the g taxes), that that they “If those two tax cuts remain was a win. On growing eye cancer already had spread to man was diagnosed a year ago with cancer that has since spread to his liver. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen national securitthese cuts. I think the no- a vote (raisin r. But I don’t think most of the Bush said. “We’ve had these challenges, but we’re people I thought to citizens say. cuts, and we his liver, where tumors typically are lethal. happen, so it out furthewhat I am hearing detail paid we majority of American at all balanced with getting up off the canvas, and we’re getting would neveran across-the-board fix it, but now. We’ve it wasn’t “It’s a devastating diagnosis,” said Dr. options are citizens say `yeah, thought it negative side, to spend even more money do them done pretty quickly.” ” this bill e.’ g `let’s just Charles Nutting, who performed the pro proof Defens I’m hearin ne else to pay the taxes.’ in the and the debt and tion was are, in fact, going Washington also said work on the nearly Department l. We’re cutting proabout the deficit all.” r option cedure. “Survival is only a couple months.” cut to the got to be serious the want someo it at was a popula ing to 6.5-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line ey rationa serious about e ban: “PersonRaising taxes surveys, but accord were “It just isn’t essential and giving ial The procedure performed last week Boldr certainly wasn’t acity magazin to the future Westminster station is about 33 essent are hall notion By Ryan people are high-cap this d of that town t think that I rcolor concentrates chemotherapy treatment to ms grams On propose be a limit. percent complete. This rail segment, which is ms that early That only 9 percen to progra rboldrey@ou tax and 42 there ought to armed Forehand’s liver, instead of his entire body, ns at all is wrong. same weight al security to progra wayside Hill’s surveyincreased property taxes. De ally, I feel that Debeing funded through RTD’s federally-funded of the U.S. be any regulatio s should sales r veteran so high doses of cancer-fighting chemicals gone by the in favor of to our nation that there shouldn’tabout high-capacity magazine inher20-yea $1.03 billion Eagle P3 Project, is Aalso part of d increasing in favor of should will Crisshave essman Mike little value.” differ- percent favore numbers, 42-41, Seal, nation can saturate the organ. The idea, Nutting probably reCongr said, the question legislatures, because there the re or have the planned Gold Line through Arvada and ora) plans forces, agoAndy higher training lfchef of the counstate sal himse one new lane, said, is to “try and really beat up the tumors spite the a long time said fancie Carpen be decided by ent different parts an (R-Aur he for party for tolling Wheat Ridge that is expected toCoffm be opened by of his efforts issue suffici HuHot ean own standards is an Dr. Charles Nutting taxes over was not Coffman ers in his as much as you can.” saleslian rt Mongo ently be varying rounds is too much but that General n as l that there Grill, ted focus much 2016, according to current RTDto projections. left, gets many memb licans don’t suppo 100 congressiona e in an electio the Colorado The drug-infused blood is then collectport sugges flames ent from new try. I feel that passag the for Washington said he has highin hopes the going on a and decided by Some of the lot of Repub to secure n affairs. Mongolian ed as it leaves the liver, filtered to remove in that a on vetera that must be debated in- support on, D.C.” e spending. 18-mile Colorado Department of TransportaTABOR. grill as other session an’s eyes to defens re-elected not in Washingt as much of the chemicals as possible, and lives of ocular melanoma patients by about cause it’s all irrelevant. I don’t think one required by in Coffm any cuts recently chefs prepar Assembly and The projtion-led U.S. 36 BRT (bus rapid transit) the table whether U.S. for Coloe dishes for returned to the body. The method not only six months. Some have lived an additional day at a time. I live my life the way anybody things on levels in Europe; arentative customers that ect between downtown Denver and Boulder. repres ility that of Veterfour lanes now troop ed in cost-shour at the new would. I do my best to enjoy my life with my District said istargets and intensifies the treatment, but three to five years. Possibility ofsaid there is a possib than latDepartment ns before clude: of restaurant “We want bus rapid transit on rado’s U.S. 366th to be be more involv on force the rather in the Orchar retain some Even six months, Kandarpa said, is re- family.” s to focus Hilbert minimizes side effects. allies should ByerAshl that would hire qualified vetera intendso 19 we should one of the best BRT systems in thehe country, d Town Center ey bases; are there func-y C-470 could expand sooner to es on Page g from transiKandarpa sees its treatment in ocular “Normally, in chemotherapy, you have markable. “In the oncology world, people ing; wheth areimers@asreim e. in Westminster, ans Affairs Coffman ers militar we are committed to that,” Washington said. workC-470 continu sues rangin the outsid of the people that permanent overse ourc active-duty the citizen to giveThursd so ay, much poison the patient can’t get excited if you get 15 days, a month (of melanoma as “a platform” from which red by olora at a hiring from the third To achieve this goal, Washington said Dec. a in tion into handle country done reserve 27. the Photo by Kandarpa, chief life extension),” he said. ws.c searchers can work toward treating other how d by the handle it,” said Dr. Krishna “Only about have actually served think tions being sysnsom RTD is striving to offer BRT riders newto serWhe force benhandle VA) care of vet- aumatic stress dining there weapo aren’t Forehand, speaking from his Dallas tumors. “and I just that could medical officer with the company that crework (in the better take inrWest at HuH and are an said, vices, such as free WiFi service and can a cashlessnot recost;mins from post-tr ped ot that y,” Coffm A significant delay in a tumor’s progress, ated the filtration device, Delcath Systems. home three days post-surgery, said he was ter, develo there that’s experi- cheape suffering it’s an are being it’s more Mongolian Grill fare collection option through itserans recentlyg at militar a culture my than tems that experien “Now, you can isolate it to the liver instead exhausted but looking forward to recov- Nutting said, is a step toward the cure he c in ans. … In n is in lookin n recycled der. that there’s

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Douglas County School Board Vice President Dan Gerken resigned the week of Jan. 7, and already has stepped down from his seat. He cited growing family and work obligations. Board President John Carson said the group will begin the process of finding his replacement during the Jan. 15 board meeting. Gerken was elected to the board in 2009, and his term was set to expire in November. He did not return calls for comment, Gerken but Carson said there is no mystery surrounding his resignation from the education reform-focused board. “We depend on people being willing to take a lot of time out of their lives and work and families to do this,” he said, noting board members invest at least 20 hours a month to the unpaid post. “Dan has served selflessly in that capacity for over three years now. I greatly appreciate what he’s done for our school district.” Carson said Gerken first approached him about resigning shortly after the new year. “I tried to talk him out of (resigning), but he made his decision,” he said. Though the board has often been criticized for its fast-paced reform efforts, Carson said he doesn’t believe that was a factor in Gerken’s resignation. “If you run for office, you have to be prepared for that,” he said. “Speaking for myself, the reason I got involved in public education was to make some changes in public education that I think have been needed for a long time. I know Dan felt that way as well.” In seven years on the board, Carson said this is the fourth vacancy filled by appointment. “It’s not an infrequent occurrence,” he said. The board has 60 days to fill the empty seat. Any candidate must live in Gerken’s district — District D — which extends from Castle Pines to the southeast corner of the county. Potential school board candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a 12-month resident and registered voter of the district, and have no direct or indirect interest in district contracts. All current school board members are registered Republicans, but the office is officially nonpartisan. “We’re just looking for people that are interested in improving public education, continuing to make our school district the best, and keep making it stronger,” Carson said. Gerken, a father of two, lives in Castle Pines with his wife, Gina. He is chairman and co-founder of Gerken Taxman Interests, a commercial real estate investment and development company.

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areimers@coloradocommunitymedia. com Centura Health and Walgreens have collaborated to provide coordinated and expanded health care services to patients throughout Colorado, including Federal Heights and the north metro area. The clinical agreement will also improve access to high-quality, affordable and convenient care. Healthcare Clinic — in select Walgreen

stores — is joining Centura Health’s existing network of hospitals, urgent care centers, primary care and specialty physicians by offering patients additional points of access to convenient, high quality, affordable care, especially after-hours and on the weekends, Jennifer Wills, strategic communications manager with Centura Health said. “If a patient presents a health condition at the Healthcare Clinic, he or she will be appropriately evaluated, treated and referred back to their primary care physician,” Wills said. “If a patient presents a health condition that is more complex than the Healthcare Clinics’ scope of services, they will be referred to their primary care physician, urgent care center or ER as warranted.” The partnership between Centura and

Walgreens will coordinate efforts to manage chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma and others, as well as additional preventive health services, Wills added. Gary Campbell, Centura Health’s president and CEO said the clinical collaboration supports Centura’s efforts to expand health solutions to consumers by promoting quality care through evidence-based medicine and increased convenience through multiple access points, within a service-friendly environment at an affordable cost. “Working hand-in-hand, this coordinated care model enables us to carry out our combined vision to deliver optimal health care value and support population health management,” Campbell said. “The result

is more people get the right care, at the right time, in the right place, for the right price.” Alan London, chief medical officer for Consumer Solutions Group, Walgreens, said the collaboration enables nurse practitioners and physician assistants to further coordinate patient care in many communities and allows primary care physicians to help more people get, stay and live well. The Healthcare Clinic at 1601 W. 84th Ave. in Federal Heights in one of 16 select clinics within a Walgreens store to partner with Centura Health offering the new services. North metro residents can also use the Healthcare Clinic in the Walgreens at 5190 W. 120th Ave. in Broomfield for additional services.

Marijuana food stamp bill killed Effort to repeal energy measure fizzles Measure sought to prohibit public assistance cash card use By Vic Vela A bill that would have prohibited welfare recipients from using public assistance cash cards at marijuana stores and strip clubs died in a legislative committee on Jan. 15. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, argued unsuccessfully that allowing elecReport tronic benefit transfer cards — which act as debit cards for people on public assistance — to be used at ATMs that are inside pot shops and adult entertainment places begs for federal prosecutorial intervention. But Democrats on the Senate’s State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee cited testimony from bill opponents who said the bill was unnecessary and addresses a problem that doesn’t exist. The bill died in the Democrat-led committee, following a 3-2 party line vote. Marble told committee members that federal law requires that the state take measures to prevent public assistance recipients from using their EBT cards inside places like liquor stores, gambling establishments and adult entertainment businesses. As for use inside pot shops, Marble said that voters supported 2012’s Amendment 64 — which legalized pot sales in Colorado — with the intention of pot being regulated the same way as alcohol. The federal government frowns on EBT cards being used inside places that sell booze. Without regulation addressing this is-


sue, Marble — who was a member of last year’s Amendment 64 Legislative Task Force — said that pot shop owners could end up getting a visit from a federal agent. “I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing trouble that we’re not ready to deal with,” Marble said, referring to federal cash seizures at pot stores. “We’re setting these newly established marijuana stores up to fail.” Sen. Bernie Herpin, R-Colorado Springs, supported Marble’s effort, saying that he doesn’t believe that public funds should be used to access marijuana. “I just don’t understand — people who are using their food stamp money to buy marijuana — why we should be making it easier for them,” he said. But bill opponents and Democratic committee members said those fears are overblown. “I’m not aware of widespread misuse,” said Terry Scanlon of the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. “This is an unnecessary burden to put on the beneficiaries.” Other arguments against the bill had to do with lack of ATM access for public assistance recipients. Sen. Irene Aguilar, DDenver, said that she believes the federal government’s intent is to ensure that public assistance recipients have access to ATMs, before the state does anything to restrict their use. Democratic senators shared narratives about elderly and disabled persons having to go out of their way to find ATMs. In some cases, the closest neighborhood cash dispensaries are found inside liquor stores, or pot shops, they said. Those persons are not using public assistance to buy pot; they’re just trying to get cash to get on the bus, bill opponents said. “If you’ve ever known anyone who has been on cash assistance, like I have, it’s not something you abuse,” said Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City.

Law passed in 2013 ups mandates for rural electric providers By Vic Vela Republican state lawmakers’ first effort this legislative session to undo key Democratic accomplishments from last year failed on Jan. 15. A Democratled Senate committee killed a measure that sought to repeal a law that increased reReport newable energy mandates that were placed on rural electric providers. Last year, the Legislature, through Senate Bill 252, mandated that rural electric associations generate 20 percent of their energy through renewable sources. That doubled the former standard of 10 percent. The law has drawn the ire of Republicans, who argued that the legislation hurts business in rural parts of the state and will drive up energy costs. “Why are we continuing to have this bad bill on the books?,” said Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, who sponsored the repeal effort. “This bill rights a terrible wrong. The 20 percent target is common throughout much of Colorado, but supporters of Harvey’s bill testified that the new standard hurts rural parts of the state, in particular. They insist that the mandate will hurt rural economies, even though the law puts a 2 percent cap on energy rate hikes. Sean Conway, a Weld County commissioner, told the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee that the bill is unfair and that lawmakers should “hit the reset but-


ton” on the legislation. Conway was a leader behind a recent movement by several counties to secede from the state, due in large part to last year’s passage of Senate Bill 252. “The 800-pound gorilla in this room is that rural-urban divide,” Conway said. But several testified against Harvey’s effort, saying that the new standards have expanded the renewable energy field in the state and has created new jobs. “What I heard overwhelmingly from the testimony today is that Senate Bill 252 has led to job creation,” said Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, a Democrat from Adams County and committee chairman. Ulibarri added that he “did not hear specifically from rural electric cooperatives their concerns on this bill.” As expected, the repeal effort failed on a 3-2 party line vote. The State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is known as the “kill committee” inside the Capitol, a place where certain bills proposed by the minority party are sent to die. Earlier in the day, Harvey and other Senate Republicans held a press conference, where they blasted Democrats for sending a good number of their bills to the so-called kill committee. But the committee has been used in similar fashion by Republicans in the past. And Democrats insist that every bill will be considered appropriately. “There is no promise of outcome,” Ulibarri said. “There is a promise of a fair hearing.” The repeal bill’s defeat hardly spells the end of this issue. A Republican effort to reduce the energy mandate from 20 percent to 15 percent was introduced in the House the same day. This session, Republicans will also seek repeals or changes to other pieces of Democrat-sponsored laws that were enacted last year, such as gun-control legislation and election reform.

MetroNorth Worship Directory St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Worship: 8:00 & 10:45 am Sunday School: 9:30 am

Northglenn United Methodist Church We invite you to join us in worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday.

There are choirs for every age and musical ability. Small group fellowships that meet weekly and monthly, a licensed pre-school program with a record of 39 plus years of excellence. As well as a Sunday school program for children, youth and adults.

We are located at 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn.

For more information about church and all other services offered, feel free to contact us at 303-452-5120. See You There!

11040 Colorado Blvd.

(across from Thornton Rec. Center)


Risen Savior Lutheran Church 3031 W. 144 Ave. - Broomfield • 303-469-3521 or th

Come worship with us!


Sunday Worship 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am

Sunday School & Adult Classes 9:20 am - 10:40 am

Starting, Sunday, September 8th we would like to invite you to a new contemporary worship service in Northglenn. If you are looking for a contemporary Christian worship service that is welcoming, comfortable, upbeat, and relevant without getting lost in the crowd, please join us at 10:30 am every Sunday morning at 1605 W. 106th Ave. in Northglenn, 80234 for “GO4TH.” We are a caring, inviting, and service oriented church family that wants to “GO4TH” and make a difference. Please join us! • 303-452-5120

To advertise your place of worship, call 303.566.4089 and ask for Viola Ortega

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January 24, 2014

Board to decide length of The Academy’s charter renewal By Ashley Reimers

rightareimers@coloradcommunitymedia. ice.” com r for eens, The future of The Academy’s charter reprac-newal is in question. rther During the Jan. 15 Adams 12 Five School mmu-District board meeting, the school board ciansdiscussed a potential renewal agreement liveand heard from Academy representatives, hoping to convince the board to agree to a 84ththree to five-year charter renewal. Any decielectsions won’t be made until the Feb. 5 board rtnermeeting. ser- “It’s clear students are doing well and are o useexcelling, so I would consider a two-year rens atnewal to give you the extra year to look at addi-the audit findings and go from there,” board director Rico Figueroa said. The district staff recommendation is a


one-year charter renewal, July 1 to June 30, 2015 under certain conditions which include: an audit submission by October, a comprehensive review of the school’s fiscal operations with a final report to the district by Dec. 1, review of the report by an independent agency to be paid for by The Academy and the establishment of a repayment plan for the $2.06 million currently due to the district by The Academy. Patti Gilmour, Adams 12 charter school liaison, said the reason behind the owed money is that The Academy’s monthly expenditures paid by the district have been greater than the school’s monthly equalization. She said although the school is attracting more and more students and has demonstrated student achievement that has met state expectations, staff’s major concern is the school’s finances. “Strengths that staff sees are student

achievement and the school’s history of positively benefitting the district’s performance framework,” Gilmour said. “But on the other hand significant concern is the school’s financial conditions and management.” David Floodeen, executive director for The Academy, said the school has taken steps to improve the financial status by forming a financial committee who reports to the board of directors monthly and by hiring a full-time accountant and a director of finance. He admitted the school needs to improve their finances, but said those improvements have already begun. “We’ve initiated numerous cost saving measures that resulted in $535,000 in overall savings and improvements in 2013,” he said. “And we did it all without sacrificing student improvement and kept our focus on what is expected from our community.”

Floodeen said he agrees with the conditions and said the school will meet those conditions in order for an application renewal, but is hoping for a three to five-year agreement over a one-year agreement. After the meeting, the board will have some time to submit follow up questions to Floodeen and the board of directors to be answered before the Feb. 5 board meeting, when action will be taken on the application renewal. The Academy, at 11800 Lowell Blvd. in Westminster, first applied for charter authorization in February 1994. In 2000, the district entered into a renewed contract with The Academy from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2005, followed by another charter renewal until 2009. The current contract period is July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014. The school has two campuses and serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

JEFFCO SCHOOL NOTES Deer Creek Expansion

ecent The Jeffco Board of Education voted to cede expand the STEM program at Deer Creek year’s Middle School in Littleton, at a regular business meeting, Jan. 16. m is The expansion will create a sixth-grade option at Deer Creek and expand the ’s ef- STEM program to CHOICE students in the have 2014-2015 school year. n the

Board refuses to discuss on new attorney

m the The Jeffco Board of Education voted to 2 has not discuss the scope of work, pay scale Uli- and costs of hiring Colorado Springs attory and ney, Brad A. Miller, the board’s newly-hired legal counsel. spe- Lesley Dahlkemper made a motion tives during the Jan. 16 meeting to discuss the specifics of Miller’s contract in a public on a forum during the Board’s regular business and meeting on Feb. 6, stating the board was s the not transparent in the hiring of Miller, and place the public needs clarity on what he will be inor- doing. The motion was turned down in 3-2 Sen- vote, with President Ken Witt, First Vice ence, ding alled

President Julie Williams, and Secretary John Newkirk opposing the motion.

Classroom dashboard

The Jeffco Board of Education heard a presentation from teachers, principals, and staff regarding the proposed data-center site, Classroom Dashboard, at its Jan. 16 meeting. The program will serve as a data collection, analysis, and information center for teachers, parents, students and staff to use and evaluate a variety of programs, tactics, and solutions in the classroom. The first interest meeting will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in room 4E the Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden.

Jefferson County named largest School District

The Colorado Department of Education released the 2013-2014 enrollment figures for the state, showing Jefferson County as the largest district in the state, with 82,942 kindergarten through 12 grade students.

Jeffco currently enrolls 13.8 percent, or 85,983 Colorado’s preschool — 12-grade students in 155 schools.

Hero awards

The Jeffco Schools Foundation honored a group of six Jeffco teachers and graduating students at the annual Hero Awards, Jan. 15. Recipients Kathleen Pyrc, Jose Alberto Martinez III, Mark Leon, Joel Chairez, John Braselton, Kyle Manley, were honored for their leadership qualities and the professionalism, passion and service shown

through their day to day activities at their school and within their community. The Hero Awards is a decade-old tradition that honors Jeffco students and teachers who have inspired their community and demonstrated service to the school or district. Student winners received a two-year scholarship to Red Rocks Community College, $2,000 in cash scholarships to be used towards post-secondary education or training. Teachers received classroom grants, professional development opportunities among other prizes.

RTD PUBLIC MEETINGS Proposed Service Changes for May 11, 2014


d inPave the way to public safety past. Personalized pavers at the base of ill bethe sculpture in front of the Westminster Public Safety building are available for a Uli-limited time. Personalized brick pavers hear-personalized are available in three sizes: $400 for a 12-inch-by-12-inch brick with s thechoice of emblem; $300 for an 8-inch-byo re-8-inch brick; and $200 for a 4-inch-byrcent8-inch brick. Orders for pavers are due ouseFriday, Feb. 28. Pavers are expected to be installed by May 30 if the minimum of 50 seekis met. Pavers will replace blank bricks suremo-rounding the artwork. All contributions are d lasttax deductible. To order a brick, visit www. For more information, contact Betty Whorton at 720-295-9373 or at

Great decisions discussion group

Interested in foreign affairs, but don’t know where to find like-minded people? The city of Westminster’s Great Decisions Discussion Group meets 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 24 through April 4 at College Hill Library in Westminster to talk about the global issues that affect the world. The booklet cost is

$20 payable to group leader and there is no class Feb. 21. To register call 303-658-2603.

Free tax return assistance offered at FRCC

Free tax return help for low- and moderate-income filers will be available this tax season at the Front Range Community College campus in Westminster, 3645 W. 112th Ave. The free tax service is available to families earning less than $50,000. Trained FRCC accounting students and other volunteers will prepare and e-file tax returns free of charge for eligible individuals and families on behalf of Tax Help Colorado, a partnership with the Denver-based Piton Foundation. The service is available on a walk-in basis. It will be offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 25 to April 12. The service is not offered March 22 or 29 when the campus is on spring break. Interested tax filers should come to Entrance 7 on the northeast side of the Westminster Campus and go to Room B1701, which is one floor down from ground level. For information about Tax Help Colorado, go to www.piton. org/taxhelpcolorado.

WESTMINSTER ON THE RECORD Westminster City Council voted on the following legislation during the Jan. 13 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Herb Atchison, Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter and councilors Bob Briggs, Emma Pinter, Alberto Garcia, Bruce Baker and Anita Seitz.

City gas contract ratified

Council unanimously approved the ratification of the 2014 contracted purchase for 185,000 gallons of unleaded, E-10 gasoline from Hill Petroleum to be delivered to city sites for a cost not to exceed $528,955. The city of Westminster uses about 220,000 gallons of gasoline annually. The 2014 prices for gasoline were locked on Dec. 24, 2013, as futures gasoline prices declined. The $528,955 represents the costs for 85 percent of Westminster’s 2014 gasoline consumption based on historical 2013 use. The projected gasoline cost is based on the

lowest bid price of $2.8592 per gallon for combined transport and tank wagon loads.

RTD has scheduled public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for May 11, 2014.

We want your input.

Please plan to attend a public meeting. Denver RTD Administrative Offices 1600 Blake Street Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Noon & 6:00 p.m. For complete details on these changes, see the Proposed May 2014 Service Changes brochure on buses, light rail, and at RTD transit stations or visit

Fleet maintenance purchases approved

Council unanimously approved the Fleet Maintenance cumulative purchases in 2014 with Chief Petroleum, Gray Oil and Hill Petroleum for total fuel purchases not to exceed $532,595.

Note: Attendance at public meetings is not required to comment. You may also fax your comments to 303.299.2227 or email no later than February 6, 2014.

Site agreement approved for telecommunications facility

Council unanimously adopted a motion to authorize the city manager to enter into a site agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS to permit a telecommunications facility to be located at Fire Station #6 and recognize the permit will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014. The next council meeting is at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. in Westminster. — Compiled by Ashley Reimers

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January 24, 2014

opinions / yours and ours

Time for major immigration reform Colorado is home to roughly half a million immigrants, about a third of whom are undocumented, according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies. More than 11 million undocumented immigrants are estimated to be in the United States. In Colorado and across the nation, industries like farming and construction rely on the labor provided by workers who are not in the country legally. To that end, the way of life enjoyed by so many Americans is dependent upon them. The system, however, under which these immigrants work, live and learn is broken. Few would argue against that point. But what’s to be done? Spearheaded by a bipartisan “Gang of Eight” — which included Sen. Michael Bennet, of Colorado — a comprehensive immigration-reform measure passed, with support from a number of Republicans, through the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate last June. The bill, S. 744, went nowhere in the House, though. Early signs are that the Republicancontrolled House has no plans to take up a single comprehensive bill this year either, but will instead address immigration in a

our view piecemeal fashion of multiple measures. It is encouraging that the House plans to address this critical issue, and in fact, there are reports that Speaker John Boehner aims to unveil the principles of the plan before the end of the month. But as they forge ahead with a plan of their own, we urge House leaders to embrace the primary tenets of the Senate-passed measure. For one thing, S. 744 is good for business. A letter sent to the Senate last June in support of the bill was signed by myriad business organizations, including the Denver Metro, South Metro Denver and U.S. chambers of commerce. In part, the letter said: “America’s current immigration system is broken and does not meet the needs of our citizens or businesses. Improvements to our nation’s immigration policies are long overdue and are essential to con-

tinued economic growth. We especially applaud the efforts of the bipartisan `Gang of 8’ for their leadership on this issue and commend the entire Senate for your hard work on this difficult and controversial issue.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hardly a stronghold of liberal ideals, is one of the most outspoken proponents of comprehensive immigration reform in general and S. 744 in particular, touting a study that says the nation’s economy would stand to grow by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. S. 744 — also known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act — takes a truly broad-based approach to reform. Among other things, the bill calls for: • More than $40 billion of initial funding to shore up border security. • Mandatory use by employers of an electronic employment verification system known as E-Verify. • Creation of a Registered Provisional Immigrant program that includes background checks and mandates the payment of application fees. RPI status may be renewed after six years and immigrants can

pursue lawful permanent residence after 10 years, if they remain employed, pay taxes, pass background checks and meet English proficiency requirements. • A faster track to lawful permanent residence for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and for agricultural workers. • A path to citizenship, for those who fulfill the RPI requirements, which would take 13 years or more. That last point, the path to citizenship, has been one of the more controversial aspects of the bill and was met with large resistance by House Republicans last year. We’re not sold on the necessity of it being part of an immigration overhaul, but we understand and appreciate the importance it plays for both lawmakers behind the bill and for immigrants whose dream includes citizenship. With worker shortages looming and wasteful spending rampant on a current system that isn’t getting the job done, S. 744 is, on the whole, a beacon of hope. Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives would do well to follow the light — and act now.

question of the week

See the big game in person? The Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl! But would you ever consider physically going to the Super Bowl yourself considering travel, price of tickets, hotel, parking, $10 beers, etc., etc.? Or is the stay at your home/man cave experience in front your own big screen TV equal to or even better than freezing your butt off at the stadium? We asked several of our readers these tough questions and got these responses:

“The last game day experience I had was a bad one for numerous reasons. I definitely won’t be spending my money for a regular season game again. But I would consider a big game like the AFC Championship or Super Bowl.” Will Petersen, Littleton

“I think staying at home and watching the game is very underrated. It’s warm, TVs are so good today and you don’t have to worry about all the things that go along with going to the game.” Michael Joycox, Broomfield

“I would definitely want to go see my team in a Super Bowl, I hope every true fan of their team would. I don’t care what the price or what I have to do to get a ticket. I am going!” Christopher Dolge, Arvada

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Ups and downs of retail The business of retail establishments always seems to be in flux as a group whether they sell darn near everything like Wal-Mart or Target to specialty stores like Victoria Secret or Williams Sonoma. Grocery stores are among this mix along with restaurants. As we observe Westminster’s retail mix, it serves as a magnifying glass that highlights the ever evolving trends. Let’s look at some very recent news to confirm this fact.

neW WhOle FOOds

It was exciting to read about Whole Foods grocery chain coming to the Bradburn Village development on 120th Avenue a few blocks east of Sheridan Boulevard. That is a much more viable location for a trendy type grocery store with higher unit prices than their current location at 93rd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. The demographics are more supportive farther north along 120th Avenue. And let’s remember that the 93rd Avenue site was originally an Alfala’s niche grocery. As you might expect, the 93rd Avenue location will close. It will be interesting to see what if any impact Whole Foods will have on the Sprouts store a few blocks away.

‘hOPPing arOund’ FactOr

The “hopping around” practice as demonstrated by Whole Foods is not unique. Retailers always preach “location, location, location.” We have seen it with Michael’s hobby store, King Soopers, Safeway, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, Ross, Macaroni Grill and others. It’s a reflection of changing demographics, new leasing terms/ costs and corporate strategies. And then widen your scan to neighboring suburban communities where a retailer leaves one city for another, but doesn’t move very far. Woodley Furniture, Office Max, King Soopers, Safeway and Stickley Furniture are examples.

dOdging the Bullet

Then let’s talk about the J.C. Penney’s announcement from last week. They will be closing 33 underperforming stores by early May and cut 2,000 jobs. Fortunately

for Westminster, the only Colorado store (at least announced) will be in Colorado Springs. As we know, the only resemblance of retail left at the former Westminster Mall site is J.C. Penney’s. For us north area residents, it still is a fairly popular soft goods retailer. With so much uncertainty of redevelopment at the Mall site, I hope Penney’s will stick around.

remaining OPPOrtunities

Looking to the future, Westminster’s “new” retail will locate in existing shopping centers or at the former Mall site. There isn’t much raw, undeveloped land left for major retail development. Having said that, it behooves the Westminster City Council to work cooperatively with developers and tenants who wish to locate in vacant buildings or property. It is important that incentives be offered that make good business sense (cents) to both parties. The focus for Westminster has clearly changed from encouraging new retail on “virgin” ground to redeveloping on existing built upon land or scraped off sites such as the former Westminster Mall property which are much more difficult to accomplish. Often times, when a major tenant comes to an existing shopping center, modifications need to be made to accommodate the tenant. And it is an opportunity for the City to incentivize the tenant or shopping center owner to update and upgrade the exterior appearance of the center. Thus, the center can realize a more contemporary look which is pleasing to customers, the neighborhood and the motoring public while adding value to the area. Bill Christopher is a former Westminster city manager and RTD board member.

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Old is new: Put those records on Last fall we cleaned out our basement and in the process I discovered a real treasure among the keepsakes was a large collection of old 33 1/2 LP records. I didn’t realize they had made quite a comeback. The children all remembered how many musicals we had and how we came to get so many specials like “Camelot” with Robert Goulet and Julie Andrews. Start at the beginning I’ll have to begin at the beginning which was how and why I decided to keep all those records. Way back in the 1960s or ‘70s we had purchased a new record player. I remember we bought it at Lefty’s Appliance in Aurora and I think it cost about $600. The reason it was so expensive was because it was in a chest of drawers made by Magnavox and of mahogany wood. About the time records became obsolete, replaced by stereo, the record part of this lovely piece of furniture quit working. The whole collection was put in a basement cabinet and not thought about until

we came across it and decided to take a look at the 100-plus records. My girls immediately started remembering how their parents (Bob and I) went downtown for many, many musicals and would then purchase the record. Our oldest daughter gave me a little note the other day telling me how she came to love those musicals which we played over and over. Because of this renewed interest I decided to try and get the phonograph to work. I called up our excellent handyman, Tom, and he came up to take a look. Sure enough, before long he had it turning at the proper speed and the lovely record-

ing of Camelot came on filling the air with my favorite musical. And of course it had relevancy when Jackie Onassis proclaimed the Kennedy era as “Camelot” that “one shining moment” in that short period of time in 1963. Still have yours? Now I have to ask you if you still have a stereo in a lovely wood cabinet somewhere and do you have the records? If you do, you may discover a real treasure. Here’s some of my collection: Fiddler on the Roof Man of La Mancha My Fair Lady Irma La Douce Unsinkable Molly Brown Fiorello West Side Story Brigadoon South Pacific Music Man Oklahoma Now if your set still works and you need to buy used records you get can them at

used record stores. I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying playing these new found gems. It brings forth a flood of wonderful memories when we still went to dances and danced in the kitchen whenever a favorite song was playing. And I still cry when Camelot is played. Maybe, just maybe, you still have a working phonograph and lots of good records. I still have the chest in our living room and it’s still lovely. P.S. How could I forget to mention Marty Robbins as my favorite country singer and singing “Don’t Let me Touch You.” What a shame that he died of a heart problem in his 50’s. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned... Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

Road to more funding looks pretty rough Nearly two years of discussions and 18 months of research on transportation funding options crashed to the floor with a thud earlier this month in the Lookout Room at the Taj Mahal, Jefferson County Government Adminstration and Court Facility, in Golden. MPACT64 was created as a statewide forum where the Metro Mayors Caucus could meet with Club 20, the Progressive 15 and Action 22, representing all 64 counties across Colorado. Following the economic collapse of 2008, state budgets have kept squeezing down on transportation funding. This has reduced available dollars at every level of local government. These reductions have been exacerbated by the diminishing effectiveness of the state gasoline tax as more fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles continue to enter the fleet. Although highways and transit have been funded primarily with user fees, including the gas tax, for nearly a century, these no longer generate revenues that match the increase in demand for highways and transportation services. Polling has found a widespread hatred of gas tax increases for nearly 20 years despite the fact that the tax has not been increased since 1992. The only alternative that would continue to maintain the historical “user pays” principle would be a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) levy. Once again, polling finds this option is little more attractive than gas taxes, while being poorly understood and raising privacy concerns. Consequently, MPACT 64 surveyed Colorado voters last year to determine what revenue option would

prove the most popular, or least unpopular, with voters. The answer was a hike in the statewide sales tax. MPACT64, together with contractors and other organizations concerned about the deterioration of state roads, developed a ballot proposition that would impose an additional seven-tenths of a cent sales tax statewide in order to raise $600 million annually in additional revenues. These dollars would be divvied up between state and local governments in accordance with the existing state formula for distributing transportation revenues. After the crushing defeat of the proposed hike in state income taxes to fund K-12 schools this past November, in which question 66 was defeated by a nearly two to one margin, MPACT64 decided to test the appeal of its sales tax proposal. Maria Garcia Berry and Roger Sherman of CRL Associates delivered the bad news to supporters last week. Some 52-percent of those polled would vote no, while only 42-percent leaned yes. And 80 percent of the no voters are intensely opposed and just half the yes voters are strongly favorable. Support in rural areas, which would be the primary beneficiaries of increased

spending, only mustered 35 percent support. The suburbs barely produced 50 percent support, while Denver came in on the statewide average at 42 percent. The consultants, to their considerable credit, advised their clients that they should wait for a more propitious political climate somewhere over the horizon. Only 4 percent of those polled reported transportation funding as a priority. 33 percent placed jobs and the economy at the top of the list. And, a surprising 46 percent suggested additional government efficiency is needed — suggesting belt-tightening as a source of revenues. While it is apparent this is not a good time to attempt to raise taxes, there were few clues as to the virulence of voter resistance. The MPACT64 pollsters speculated that the state’s much touted economic

turnaround may only be reaching a sliver of residents, while the vast majority of Colorado taxpayers continue to struggle with reduced incomes and pinched personal budgets. Others speculated that only a comprehensive proposal similar to Referendum C approved in 2005, which included assistance to schools, roads, higher education and human services held the potential for creating a winning coalition. Miller Hudson is a former state legislator with 30 years involvement in regional transportation issues, having served as Executive Director of the Colorado Intermountain Fixed Guideway Authority’s I-70 Mountain Corridor monorail study. He continues to monitor Front Range transit planning and can be reached at

Too good to be true? By the time you read this, we’ll know whether the Denver Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl … and whether you purchased counterfeit tickets for the showdown. The chances of both happening are pretty high. The Broncos will likely put the Patriots away. And, as of this writing, single tickets to the AFC Championship game in Denver are going for as much as $500 to $1,200 each on Craigslist. When they went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday after the Broncos’ victory over the Chargers, game tickets were snatched up in fewer than 15 minutes, and people got a “sold out” message online as early as 10:01 a.m. Many people have had to turn to resell tickets, where prices can be 400 percent over face value. None of this, actually, is bad. Fans who believe (in the Broncos or, less reasonably, in the Patriots) are quite willing to pay big bucks for the big game and this secondary market is the only way to get there. The problem is that many of these the tickets are fake. The Broncos, the NFL, and Denver police are warning fans about counterfeit tickets, especially those with prices that seem to good to be true. These fake tickets

To place an Obituary for Your Loved One… Private look like the real thing—but they don’t behave that way. The solution, we’re told, is to purchase game tickets only through Ticketmaster and NFL Ticket Exchange. Of course, however, many tickets resold by individuals are legit. But it’s difficult to tell the difference. NFL tickets aren’t the only counterfeit offerings out there. For example, the FTC recently took action against four weightloss companies. It’s no secret that weight loss is an American obsession — maybe as big as scoring tickets to championship games — especially now when we are setting goals for the New Year such as eating healthy and getting more exercise. But most of us do feel that we could use some help, and weight-loss products are Doray continues on Page 9

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Bronco, wife a dynamic duo in magazine Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and his country star (pregnant) wife, Jessie James Decker — arguably the NFL’s cutest couple — are featured in an eight-picture spread in the February edition of GQ magazine and on The couple are snapped in provocative poses — cooking together (at least licking the bowl), canoodling in bed, bubblebathing, “working out” in the home gym, horsing around among memorabilia — with Decker clad in distressed jeans (how distressed can they be when they fetch up to $700 a pair) and James in her unmentionables. The point of the article — other than to feature titillating photos of a ridiculously attractive couple — is a denim discussion. “When Denver’s newly ascendant star Eric Decker isn’t wearing his Broncos uniform, he’s kicking back in jeans with his (pregnant!) country-singer wife, Jessie James, and the crew of their reality series, `Eric & Jessie: Game On.’ Here, he sports the season’s best beat-up, broken-in, and distressed denim — the kind you (almost) never want to take off.” Read more at fashion/201402/eric-decker-jessie-jamesdistressed-jeans#ixzz2qaoEpHUX.

Arvada Center hosts Agatha Christie’s masterpiece By Clarke Reader

creader@ The longest-running stage play in the world will open up the Arvada Center’s 2014 season with plenty of mystery, dry humor and wit to go around. Agatha Christie’s classic “The Mousetrap” has been delighting audiences in London’s West End for 61 years, and will run at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Jan. 28 through Feb. 23. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Due to increased demand 1 p.m. matinees have been added on Thursday, Feb. 6, 13 and 20. “Agatha Christie is one of the most translated writers in the world and ‘The Mousetrap’ is one of the works that Christie-philes know best,” Pat Payne, director of the show said. According to Payne, “The Mousetrap” tells the story of a group of strangers stranded in a country inn during a snowstorm. There is a murder and a detective shows up to investigate the case, and as he does everyone comes under suspicion as secrets and past misdeeds are revealed. “I’ve directed other Agatha Christie plays, and I love her characters and stories,” Payne said. “There are lots of red herrings in the story and it really keeps the audiences guessing.” The ending is historically famous, as is the dedication the keeping that

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ending secret from people who haven’t seen the show. Payne said the theater is looking to maintain that secrecy and is hoping people who know the ending won’t spoil it for others. The cast is made up of some Arvada Center favorites as well as Kathleen Brady, a veteran of the Denver Center Theatre Company, who is making her debut at the center. “I’ve never done an Agatha show before, but I’m really enjoying it,” Brady said. “There is such a diverse number of characters and there aren’t a lot of similarities between them, which makes it interesting.” Brady plays Mrs. Boyle, who she describes as a woman who used to be wealthy, but is now having a hard time adjusting to the mannerisms and changes of the times. She’s not used to the way things are, Brady added, and is straight forward and honest about what she thinks. “I love grand dames who are a little step out of the times,” Brady said. Graham Ward, who was last seen at the center in “Around the World in 80 Days,” plays Detective Sergeant Trotter. Ward describes the detective as someone who is trying to put the case together but doesn’t quite take things are seriously as everyone else. “We don’t know much about him outside of the case,” Ward said. “All the other characters are trying to make transformations and get through things but he’s focused on solving the case.” Ward said one of the most challeng-

IF YOU GO WHAT: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” WHERE: Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada WHEN: Jan. 28 to Feb. 23 Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1 p.m. Saturday - Sunday at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 - 1 p.m. COST: $38-$53 INFORMATION: 720-898-7200 or

ing parts about Trotter is the cockney slang accent that occasionally slips out. For Payne, who is a very collaborative director, putting the show together has been a great process thanks to the people he is working with. “With a cast and crew who are so talented it makes things as a director very easy,” he said. “The design staff just comes in and creates — they are continually adding details to the set.” Payne, Brady and Ward said the show has something for everyone, and is a great whodunnit for mystery fans. “I think of it as dessert because it’s such a yummy piece of theater,” Payne said. “The mystery is fantastic — we sold you the whole seat, but you’re only going to need the edge of it.” For tickets and more information call 720-898-7200 or visit

Late-night talk show host David Letterman used his national forum to ask the question on many football fans’ minds when former football great, talk-show host and Fox-TV NFL analyst Michael Strahan guested on the show recently. “I’m so tired of people screaming, ‘Omaha’...,” Letterman told Strahan, referring to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s favorite cue at the line of scrimmage. “Why does he do that?” “Because (he) likes the steaks,” Strahan said. Letterman also questioned why Manning moves around so much prior to the snap. “When he goes to the line he looks like he’s got another job,” the talk-show host said. “He looks like he’s working parttime at a gift card store picking out stuff, running around, ‘Oh my God,’ we’re out of ribbon.’ Then he comes back and takes the snap. Is he the first guy to be so darn busy at his second job as a quarterback?” “I don’t think anybody has made it look as difficult as Peyton,” Strahan said. “I’m still not buying all that is necessary. I think he says, ‘I’m doing all of this so kids at home think I’m cool.’ There’s no way, Dave, the other 10 guys on offense understand all that stuff. They’re not that smart.”

Fort Collins 4th drunkest city

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on the drinking habits of residents in metropolitan areas based on their binge and heavy drinking rates. What city took the top spot on the drunkest cities list? Fargo, N.D. Have you been to Fargo? If so, you’ll totally understand this ranking because — especially in the winter when temperatures plunge to negative numbers that should never be seen by human beings — there’s nothing else to do. Here’s the complete list: 1. Fargo, N.D.; 2. Columbus, Neb.; 3. Missoula, Mont.; 4. Fort Collins; 5. Brookings, S.D.; 6. Milwaukee, Wis.; 7. Lawrence, Kan.; 8. Tallahassee, Fla.; 9. Bozeman, Mont.; 10. Lincoln, Neb. Read more at articles/12130-38-million-americanshave-a-problem-with-alcohol-the10-drunkest-american-cities.

Sharpe to speak at fundraiser

Broncos former tight end and 2011 Pro Football Hall of Famer turned TV NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe will be the keynote speaker at The Journey, the Junior League of Denver’s fundraiser to support literacy efforts in the Denver metro area, on March 13. A lesser-known fact about Sharpe is his dedication to literacy and edu-

cation. It wasn’t until his early teen years that he learned to read, guided by his grandmother’s influence. All proceeds support the Junior League of Denver’s focus, which is changing lives through literacy in the Denver metro area. The March 13 event starts at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to or call 303-692-0270.

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Sweet! Longmont-based Robin Chocolates (, owned by Robin Autorino, has been named one of the top 10 chocolate makers in North America for 2013 by “Dessert Professional,” the leading trade publication for chocolate, pastry, baking and ice cream professionals. “We are tremendously honored,” said Autorino, who founded Robin Chocolates in 2008. “Our passion is making bold, beautiful and delicious chocolates and pastries, and it is enormously satisfying to be recognized for our work.” Robin Chocolates is a family-run business where Autorino’s husband, Chris, handles the company’s artwork and website. “One rule I learned in the military is that precision counts,” she said. “If it doesn’t look perfect and taste great,

I won’t sell it.” Readers and visitors to the shop at 600 S. Airport Road, Longmont, can mention the code #topchocolateshop for 5 percent off all orders through the end of January.

Heritage Square items on sale

After a 25-year run, Golden’s Heritage Square Music Hall closed Dec. 31 citing lack of funds to finance productions. Heritage Square is putting all of its contents — costumes, scenery, props, theater equipment, photo memory books and CDs — up for sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 25. Call Jane at 303-434-1204 with questions or to set up an appointment for theater items, call Scott Koop at 303-233-1198.


Eavesdropping on Andrew Hudson’s Facebook page: “New job on AH jobs list! Governor, state of New Jersey.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado. com/pennyparker. She can be reached at or at 303619-5209.


plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Meet at the Friends office, 11851 Saulsbury St., Broomfield. The group will go to the movies at the Westminster Promenade AMC movie theater. The name of the movie is to be determined. Friends will provide a small snack, but please eat dinner before you arrive. Register by Monday, Jan. 20. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at or 303404-0123.

THURSDAY/JAN. 23 CAREGIVER FORUM Friends of Broomfield presents a free caregivers forum for parents or caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities. The forum lasts 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Friends office, 11851 Saulsbury St., Broomfield. The forum is intended to give caregivers an opportunity to get to know each other and see what’s new at Friends in 2014. Contact Jennifer Smith at or 303-404-0123. THURSDAY/JAN. 23 LEGISLATOR COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp hosts Coffee with Your Legislator 7-8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. THURSDAY/JAN. 23 LEGISLATOR COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp hosts Coffee with Your Legislator 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Panera, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. THURSDAY/JAN. 23 WARD MEETING Ward meetings are

a chance for residents to communicate directly to elected officials with questions, concerns or comments about the city and its government. The next Ward III meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in council chambers at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. Meet new council member Kyle Mullica, hear an economic development update, learn about the impact of North Metro’s FasTracks, find out what’s coming in 2014 and share your ideas or concerns. Contact Councilmember Marci Whitman at 303-521-0201 or mwhitman@ or Councilmember Kyle Mullica at 303-847-2225 or kmullica@

SATURDAY/JAN. 25 HOME ALONE Students will learn how

to stay safe when they are home alone through interactive lessons, role playing and hands-on training at At Home Alone & First Aid class, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www. to register.

SATURDAY/JAN. 25 HANSEL & GRETEL The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original musical adaptation of the Brothers’ Grimm tale of Hansel & Gretel at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. Call 303-450-8800. SATURDAY/JAN. 25, Feb. 1, March 22 ART CLASSES The Aar River Gallery,

3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster, presents art classes. To register, call 303-4264114 or go to Class size is limited to ensure individual instruction. Upcoming classes are:

FUN WITH WATERCOLOR, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, March 22. You will learn about mixing colors and a new technique every week. MIXED MEDIA and Acrylic, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6. Explore your creativity through the use of a variety of materials, and try something new each week. Learn how to transform your unsuccessful watercolor and acrylic paintings into wonderful abstracts. Use scraps of this and that to create cards and small paintings. 


MONDAY AND Tuesday/Jan. 27-28 COMPETITION AUDITIONS Ages 5-18 are invited to show off their talents and compete against other area youth at the Night of the Stars talent competition auditions Jan. 27-28 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Individuals and groups of no more than four are welcome to participate. Competition date is Feb. 7. Call 303450-8800 to schedule an audition or for information. TUESDAY/JAN. 28 BOOK CLUB The Northglenn Senior Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The club will discuss “Cold Sassy Tree,” a historical novel by Olive Ann Burns that follows the life of 14-year-old Will Tweedy in early 20th century Georgia while exploring themes such as religion, death and social

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MBA PROGRAM Those interested in the University of Colorado Executive MBA program can attend one of several information sessions; at noon Monday, Jan. 27, at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center; at noon Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the CUEMBA Suite, downtown Denver; at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the CUEMBA Suite; at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Vista at Applewood Golf Course, Golden; and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Registration can be accessed at https://cuemba.

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big business. The problem is that many of their claims are fake. According to the FTC, one of the biggest offenders is the company that manufactures and markets Sensa as a powder users sprinkle on their food to spur weight loss — a pitch that seems too good to be true. Personally, I don’t particularly subscribe to the theory that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is … lots of just such good things have come my way through the years. But I’ve also fallen prey to offers that weren’t what they said they were. Usually this was because I wanted to believe … wanted to believe that the hotel I booked online really was on the beach. That the discounted sunglasses with the popular logo were genuine. That if I sent a complete proposal outlining my strategy for someone else’s business problem, I would get the job. (I don’t do that anymore.) So, the lesson I’m taking away from this news of deceptive advertising, unscrupulous scalpers, and ticket counterfeiters is caveat emptor—let the buyer beware. But I still do want to believe. And if I’ve learned anything else from this too-good-to-be-true football season, it’s that if we believe, good things can and do happen. Andrea Doray is a writer who’s always believed in the Broncos because they are the real deal. Contact her at a.doray@

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TUESDAY/JAN. 28 LIFETREE CAFE What happens to religious faith when hard times come will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?” features the filmed story of John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by an undiagnosable, lifethreatening illness. Participants will discuss what happens to faith in the face of disappointment and disaster. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@

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Mountain Range senior Miesha Spencer looks for an open pass during a game against Legacy Jan. 17 at Mountain Range High School.

Mustang girls makes school history by beating Legacy

Mountain Range wins without help of Brich By Kate Ferraro

kferraro@coloradocommunitymedia. com Ever since Mountain Range opened eight years ago, Chryisse Domenico has been the girl’s basketball coach. As long as Domenico has been coaching, the Mustangs had never beaten Legacy’s girl’s team. But for the first time in eight years, the Mustangs (6-6) defeated the Lightning (48) Jan. 17, 41-37 at Mountain Range High School. “It was so exciting,” senior Miesha Spencer said of the victory. “It was the first time we have ever beat Legacy in Mountain Range history.” The Mustangs started the game on the right foot taking an 8-0 lead going into the second quarter. But Legacy went on a 12-4 run during the second, tying the game at 12 with a couple of free throws by Lightning junior Courtney Smith with nine seconds until halftime. With those few seconds left in the half, Spencer made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give Mountain Range the 15-12 advantage at halftime. “She has been coming off the bench and really getting us going,” Domenico said of Spencer. “She plays great defense and gets us excited, gets us pumped up.” Both teams came out strong after the break with Mountain Range leading by no more than four points in the third quarter. Legacy took their first lead of the game with two minutes left in the third 27-25. Mountain Range junior Dani Ponzio tied the game at 27 with a couple of free throws 30 seconds into the fourth quarter, then helped the Mustangs take the lead back at 29-27 with a 2-pointer and six minutes left

Mountain Range sophomore Riley Craig, left, dribbles the ball away from Legacy senior Rachel Dickson in a game Jan. 17 at Mountain Range High School. Photos by Kate Ferraro in the game. “She has such a good basketball IQ,” Spencer said of Ponzio. “She knows where to make cuts; she knows where to pass it. It’s awesome; it makes you a lot more successful.” Smith tied the game once again for Legacy at 31 with three minutes left. Mountain Range scored six consecutive points to take a comfortable 37-31 advantage. The Mus-

tangs missed a few free throws toward the end, but they still finished the game in 4137 triumph. Mountain Range won the game without the help of one of their leading scorers senior Abby Brich. Brich suffered a concussion during the Mustangs game against Horizon Jan. 10. She didn’t get to play in their game against Boulder Jan. 14 either. Domenico said everyone played well and is

proud of all the girls. “Her presence definitely helps,” Domenico said of Brich. “It was good though that everyone stepped up and played their part in the win to make up for what we were missing.” The Mustangs play Rocky Mountain Jan. 23 at home and then will travel Jan. 24 and Jan. 28 to play Poudre and Greeley West, respectively.

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Carlos Moreno wins both matches By Kate Ferraro

kferraro@coloradocommunitymedia. com Despite having multiple wrestlers nursing injuries, Thornton pulled out a win against North 58-18, following a tough loss against Monarch 40-39 at a tri-meet Jan. 16 at Thornton High School. Thornton brought up five wrestlers from the JV team for the tri-meet since some of the varsity wrestlers are hurt. Head coach Jeremy DeHerrera said he would have liked to have beat Monarch, but he was happy the JV kids were able to step up for the team. “They came through for us,” DeHerrera said. “They went out there, did a good job and tried their best. That’s all I can ask for as a coach.” Trojans’ Carlos Moreno (160-pounder) won both of his matches, first pinning Monarch’s Dawson Scott and then beating North’s Adrian Perez 15-3. Moreno improved his record to 20-3. Moreno is technically a first year wrestler, since he was only able to wrestle last year for half of the year


Thornton’s 160-pounder Carlos Moreno, left, wrestles with Monarch’s Dawson Scott Jan. 16 at Thornton High School. Photo by Kate Ferraro because of a torn meniscus. “He’s probably been my best wrestler this whole entire year,” DeHerrera said of Moreno. “He’s accomplished the most. He’s doing a great job.”

Wendell Berry (120) also won both of his matches by pinning Monarch’s Reed Coker and by a forfeit by North. Dominic Romero (126) pinned both Preston McQuade from Monarch and Mason White from North.

Monarch and Edwin Gonzales from North. “He’s he one I’m really excited for asJeffer we get into our future, because he’s only aAlycia sophomore right now,” DeHerrera said ofJaguar Cordova. Ander “We need to get the mental game goingHeidi with him, because he has all the physicalbound tools that you need as a wrestler. I’m veryWrigh proud of him, as well.” Thornton’s Josh Miscles (106) won 9-7 against Monarch’s Kyle Gambino, but wasSTA pinned by North’s Isaiah Martinez. Elijah Henry (132) lost 10-5 against Stas BetanceBoy from Monarch and pinned Donovan Garcia from North. Brandon Streeter (138) wasStand pinned by Monarch’s Ben Ferrera and wonRory by forfeit against North. Derian Uribe (182) lost from being pinned by Matt Paluch from Monarch, but won by forfeit against North. Both Tyler Rains and Vladamir Munoz lost both of their matches. Thornton’s next meet will be Jan. 24 at the Northglenn Invite at Northglenn High School.

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Prep sports Scoreboard JEFFERSON ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL Girls basketball Jefferson Academy 29, Peak to Peak 60 Jefferson Academy could only come up with 29 points in a defeat by Peak to Peak 60-29. Emma Anderson scored seven points for the Jaguars followed by Jennifer Kupcho with six points. Both Heidi Wendt and Kristi Nagai scored five points. Anderson had six rebounds and Mollie Heitman had five. Kupcho had three rebounds. Jefferson Academy 53, Colorado Academy 34 Alycia Wright led the team scoring 21 points for the Jaguars. Mollie Heitman scored nine points and Emma Anderson scored seven. Heidi Wendt scored six points. Anderson had 11 rebounds for the Jaguars and Heitman had six rebounds. Wright grabbed five rebounds.

against Ralston Valley 67-37. Jeremy Minnick scored seven points while Eric Turner had six points. Connor Durant scored five points for the Gators. Minnick scored two 3-pointers. Standley Lake 54, Chatfield 74 In a loss to Chatfield, Marcus Asmus scored 13 points for the Gators to lead his team. Dylan Critchfield scored 12 points and both Jeremy Minnick and Rory Gishwiller scored 11 points. Asmus was 4-for-4 at the line and Minnick was 3-for-4.

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Standley Lake 37, Ralston Valley 67 Rory Gishwiller led his team with 11 points in a loss

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After dropping a game at Monarch Jan. 14, the Horizon boys basketball team came back home the following night and captured a victory against Brighton, 71-63. Monarch’s (10-2) style of play inspired Horizon (8-4) to approach their game against Brighton (3-11) in a different manner. “They played with a really controlled tempo,” head coach Chad Wilson said of Monarch’s team. “That’s absolutely the style we want to play. Getting back at home and playing a fast tempo is really where we’re at our best.” Horizon held the lead at halftime 39-29, but a couple of steals by Brighton at the start of the third quarter gave the Bulldogs their first advantage of the game since the first quarter. Brighton’s run didn’t last long though since the Hawks took it back at the end of the third quarter to lead going into the fourth, 50-48. The Hawks controlled the game once again in the fourth quarter, rebuilding their lead with six minutes left in the game with a score of 57-50. Brighton fought back hard, but Horizon’s 23 fourth-quarter points




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helped them secure the 73-61 victory. “We were really undisciplined after halftime,” Wilson said. “We thought that Brighton came out strong from the beginning. We did a good job to get it back.” The Bulldogs resilience at the start of the match gave them a quick 7-2 lead in the first three minutes. However, Horizon took over with the help of six-foot-three sophomore Jordan Humphries under the basket grabbing rebounds defensively and sinking layups on offense. “We were so happy with how Jordan’s doing,” Wilson said. “He’s really doing a great job. He’s really ahead of schedule of where we thought he would be. It was great to see him make his shots.” The Hawks led after the first quarter 22-15 and took an even bigger lead in the middle of the second at 29-17. Horizon had a 10-point advantage at the half. Junior Michael Skinner scored 20 points for the Hawks and junior Matt Ramos scored 18. Junior Josh Ralphs tallied 15 points. “Josh is probably our emotional leader,” Wilson said of Ralphs. “He really gets us going, gets us fired up. He’s been playing great basketball the last four or five games.” Horizon lost a close game to Boulder 60-58 on Jan. 17. The Hawks will play three games this week starting Jan. 23 in Fort Collins, then will come home Jan. 24 to play Fossil Ridge. Horizon will play Loveland Jan. 28 at Loveland High School.


Hawks fall to Monarch, Boulder


Horizon boys basketball edges Brighton



Horizon junior Josh Ralphs dribbles away from Brighton senior Nathan Morales in a game Jan. 15 at Horizon High School. Photo by Kate Ferraro

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The study is focused on three key areas: phased implementation of the Northwest Rail, extension of the North Metro Line and implementation of arterial BRT. Chris Quinn, RTD project manager for the Northwest Area Mobility study, said the study will confirm the operational plan and ma-

jor infrastructure elements needed for the FasTracks U.S. 36 BRT line to boulder that is scheduled to open in early 2016 and provide high level analysis and recommendations for addressing reverse-commute challenged on I-25 between Union Station and U.S. 36. Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison said he was glad to see RTD reaching out to the community to seek input on the mobility needs in the northwest area. “This public meeting is just another step

in this study,” he said. “After the meeting RTD will compile all of the feedback of the public perception and institute that back into the plan.” In October last year, the Northwest Area Mobility Study team released preliminary numbers for the estimated cost and ridership for the Northwest Arterial BRT System. Since then the numbers have slightly changed. “We had estimated the cost at $200 million, and that number has increased to $340 million,” Quinn said. “And for ridership, we

estimated about 16,000 to 26,000 people per day, and that number has stayed at the 26,000 range. These changes are some of the progress we’ve made in the study since last October.” RTD also hosted a public meeting the following evening in Boulder and a third is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark Street in Longmont. For more information on the Northwest Area Mobility study, go to


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CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Like your zodiacal Qualifications in response to this sign, the sure-footed you won’t allow obstacles request mustGoat, be received by Adams 50, Adams in yourCounty path to School keep youDistrict from reaching your goal. County, State of Colorado (District) Don’t by be surprised by who to go with you. 3:00 p.m., localasks time, onalong Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Adams County

School District 50, Purchasing SerAQUARIUS to Feb 18) Let your head domivices, (Jan 700220Raleigh Street, Westminster,heart Colorado nate your as you 80030 consider the risks that might be involved in agreeing to be a friend’s PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Theco-signer Adams or County District No. Maintenotherwise act asSchool his or her backup in a50, financial matter. ance and Operations Department, seeks to appoint a pre-qualified roofing con-

PISCES (Feb with 19 toexperience Mar 20) Prioritize: Resolve tractor in projects of to and complexity to complete close similar the doorsize and let your voicemail take your phone the replacement of the following: Tennyson Elementary Schoolcalls while you finishKnolls up a task before the end-of-week 6330 Tennyson, Arvada, CO 80003, deadline. Then go out and enjoysq. a fun-filled approximately 34,445 feet. weekend. Generally, the scope of work will include

work associated withcapacity the design pack-and BORNall THIS WEEK: Your for care age that will be made available to precompassion helps to bring comfort others. qualified contractors. The to specifications

call for EPDM fully adhered roof systems. A mandatory pre-bid walk will be sched© 2014 Kingcontractors. Features Synd., uled with pre-qualified TheInc. project will commence on or about May 30, 2014 and is to be substantially complete by August 1, 2014. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT S:

Qualified contractor/applicators interested For more information in being considered for this project are requested to submit a complete and notaror to place a legal ized AIA ad, Document A305 with financial statement by 3:00 PM January 30, please contact our Legals Department at2014. In addition to the A305 include:

1. Number of Years in Business under the existing name. 2. Combined total dollar value of all K-12 School related roof replacement projects completed in the last 5 years. 3. Identify your bonding capacity, dollar amount of work in progress and future work. 4. Identify your number of office employCITY OF WESTMINSTER ADAMS County School District No. 50 ees. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Request for Qualifications for 5. Provide a list of all EPDM roof replaceRoof Replacementment projects of 300 squares or more NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that purTennyson Knolls Elementary School completed by the proposing firm over the suant to the liquor laws of the State last 5 years. Included phone numbers of of Colorado and the ordinances of the Qualifications in response to this architects, engineers, project managers City of Westminster, an application for a request must be received by Adams and owners on each respective project. tavern liquor license to sell malt, vinous, County School District 50, Adams Hi-light K-12 projects. and spirituous liquors by the drink for onCounty, State of Colorado (District) 6. Identify your proposed management premise consumption was filed with the by 3:00 p.m., local time, on Thursday, team for the projects and experience of January 30, 2014 at the Adams County Westminster Special Permit and License each. School District 50, Purchasing SerBoard on January 2, 2014. The applicant vices, 7002 Raleigh Street, Westminis Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy LLC, 7. Verify all Roofing work shall be perster, Colorado 80030 doing business as Easy Peasy at 5660 formed only by applicators having current West 88th Avenue. certification of the roofing manufacturer to PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Adams install and warrant EPDM roofs. Such cerCounty School District No. 50, MaintenEasy Peasy Lemon Squeezy LLC tification shall have been issued and in efance and Operations Department, seeks sole member/manager is: fect no less than six (6) months prior to to appoint a pre-qualified roofing conHeidi Baumert, 100% owner the submittal. tractor with experience in projects of 13693 Dexter St, Thornton CO 8. Number of years contractor has been similar size and complexity to complete an authorized applicator for the manufacthe replacement of the following: NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the turer of EPDM roofing systems. Tennyson Knolls Elementary SchoolSpecial Permit & License Board will con6330 Tennyson, Arvada, CO 80003, duct a hearing on said application on SUBMITTALS: Provide three copies of all materials submitted. Elaborate and costly approximately 34,445 sq. feet. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 7:00 proposals are neither solicited nor desired. Generally, the scope of work will include p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Address all submittals to the attention of: all work associated with the design pack4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO age that will be made available to pre80031, when and where all parties in inAttention: Mr. Kelly Mickelson, C.P.M. qualified contractors. The specifications terest will be heard. The neighborhood of Director of Purchasing call for EPDM fully adhered roof systems. interest has been established with the foland Materials Management A mandatory pre-bid walk will be schedlowing boundaries: North: 92nd Avenue; Adams County School District No. 50 uled with pre-qualified contractors. The South: 84th Avenue extended, the 8400 Purchasing Department project will commence on or about May block north; West: Pierce Street extended, RE: RFQ 13-045 30, 2014 and is to be substantially comthe 6800 block west; East: US Hwy 36. 7002 Raleigh St. plete by August 1, 2014. Westminster, Colorado 80030 The City will have petitions circulated Telephone: 303-428-3535 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: within this neighborhood. Qualified contractor/applicators interested The District reserves the right to in being considered for this project are reFor additional information contact City accept or reject any or all submittals quested to submit a complete and notarClerk's Office 303-658-2162. and to waive formalities. ized AIA Document A305 with financial The District reserves the right to statement by 3:00 PM January 30, 2014. SPECIAL PERMIT accept a proposal other than the In addition to the A305 include: AND LICENSE BOARD lowest bid provided that, in the sole CITY OF WESTMINSTER 1. Number of Years in Business under the Carla Koeltzow, Deputy City Clerk judgment and discretion of the District, existing name. the proposal at the higher bid has addi2. Combined total dollar value of all K-12 Published in the Westsider tional value or function. School related roof replacement projects January 24, 2014 completed in the last 5 years. 00060474 Published in the Westsider 3. Identify your bonding capacity, dollar Last publication: January 24, 2014 amount of work in progress and future 00060143 work. 4. Identify your number of office employees. 5. Provide a list of all EPDM roof replacement projects of 300 squares or more completed by the proposing firm over the last 5 years. Included phone numbers of architects, engineers, project managers

LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE Government Legals City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Summary of proceedings of the Westminster City Council meeting of Monday, January 13, 2014. Mayor Atchison, Mayor Pro Tem Winter, and Councillors Baker, Briggs, Garcia, Pinter and Seitz were present at roll call. The minutes of the regular meeting of December 23, 2013 were approved as presented. Council approved the following: Designation of Official Places to Post Public Notices; Ratify 2014 Gasoline Purchase for City Vehicles; Fleet Maintenance Cumulative Fuel Purchases of Over $75,000; and Cell Tower Site Agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS at Fire Station 6. Council adopted Resolution No. 1, Series 2014, Reappointing Members to Boards and Commissions and Filling Vacancies. Council tabled the second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 54 authorizing a supplemental appropriation of a Colorado Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund grant. The meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m. By Order of the Westminster City Council Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider January 24, 2014 00060476



Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of February, 2014, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Insituform Technologies LLC, hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the Wastewater Collection System Improvements, CIPP Lining.

The Adams County Housing Authority (ACHA) is a public entity formed in 1974 to provide federally subsidized housing and housing assistance to low-income families, within Adams County, Colorado. Though brought into existence by a Resolution of the Adams County Board of Commissioners, it is a separate entity from the Adams County, CO government. ACHA has approximately 14 properties of multi-family apartment communities in Adams County, throughout the cities of Thornton, Commerce City, Westminster, and Denver.

1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by February 6, 2014. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 23rd day of January, 2014. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: January 24, 2014 Last publication: January 31, 2014 00060479

The purpose of this RFP is to select an architect or engineer to write a scope of work for the installment of through the wall air conditioners in the living rooms of 73 units. Penetrations will need to be made through existing vinyl siding as well as brick façade on the garden level to accommodate installations of the new AC units. The scope of work should include all demolition, masonry and siding, framing, electrical and construction for sleeve and grill, and finishes. The finished scope of will then be used in the process of hiring a contractor to perform all work necessary for the installation and operation of the AC units. This work will be performed for: Orchard Crossing Apartments, 4183 W. 72nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80030. A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP) can be obtained by sending an email to:

Published in the Westsider January 24, 2014 00060156


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January 24, 2014

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Misc. Notices


Parker Location $25/half-hour $45/hour Call Stacey at 303 990-1595.

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The Town of Larkspur is seeking to hire a full time public works - maintenance person to maintain town facilities including roads, parks, buildings, and other town properties, and perform handyman services, i.e. mechanical, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing as required. Hourly salary based on qualifications and experience. Send resume to TOL, P.O. Box 310 Larkspur, CO 80118 FAX 303-681-2325 or email For questions regarding this position call Town Hall at 303-681-2324 Medical Nurse LPN, MA or RN part-time 25-30 hours per week Monday, Wednesday, Friday Hours 8:30-5:30. Some Saturdays 9-1pm. Fun/Busy Pediatric office near Park Meadows area and Castle Rock location. Please fax resume to 303-689-9628 or email

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January 24, 2014

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Seeking The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District is accepting applications for the fulltime position of Parks and Open Space Manager. Under the general supervision of the District Manager, plans, schedules, coordinates, and supervises the work of crews performing landscaping, turf maintenance, tree maintenance and repair projects of District owned parks and Open Spaces and trails. Oversees and evaluates the Community Center building maintenance, trails, and all storm water ponds the District is responsible to maintain. Serves as District representative in all new projects assigned to Parks and Open Space. Plans and coordinates the Districts water conservation program, and holds community events to present the program orally and to encourage the proper use of water. Produces educational and promotional publications as required. For the full job description and desired qualifications please see our website at Apply Applicants are encouraged to submit examples of conservation programs, community outreach communications or other examples of community based programs that they have developed or have been in charge of. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Application Deadline: FEBRURY 10, 2014

Castle Pines North Metro District is a special district that was established in 1984. The Metro District provides water, wastewater and storm water services and oversees the District-owned parks, trails and open spaces within the community. The Metro District currently serves the Castle Pines North population of nearly 10,000, and has more than 3,200 residential and business customers. Website:

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