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A Colorado Community Media Publication

North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 24


Statewide event celebrates bicycling By Ashley Reimers It’s a day to leave the vehicles behind and break out the bicycles during Bike to Work Day. Residents of the north metro area and the state are encouraged to take part in this event on June 26 celebrating the benefits of bicycling. Last year more than 27,000 metro Denver bicyclists participated in Bike to Work day and 452,000 miles were traveled. Residents in Westminster who participate in this event also have the opportunity to stop by various business sponsors throughout the day offering food and beverages to keep those legs cycling. Nonprofit organization 36 Commuting Solutions is also partaking in the celebration by hosting two of the largest breakfast

stations along the U.S. 36 corridor at Paul’s Coffee & Tea in Louisville and Interlocken East Park in Broomfield. Audrey DeBarros, Executive Director of 36 Commuting Solutions, said she is excited to be part of the statewide effort to make bicycling a viable commuting option because US 36 is a significant employment corridor with over 190,000 employees. “Bike to Work Day is a fantastic way to promote bicycling as a viable commute option,” she said. Eventually commuting by bicycle along the US 36 corridor will be an even easier option after an 18-mile, 12-foot-wide multipurpose bikeway is constructed adjacent to the highway. The bikeway is part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project and will allow commuters to travel easily from Boulder to Westminster by walking or bicycling. DeBarros said the

US 36 Bikeway will connect to existing bicycle facilities. “This bikeway will make it even more safe and accessible to commute by bicycle,” she said. “We know that many people who live near US 36 also work in the corridor, so bicycling will become a very viable option once this bikeway is complete by the end of 2015.” For people interested in other bike routes in the area, a US 36 regional map called Bike 36 is now available. The map enables riders to identify local bicycle networks and information to safely travel by bike throughout the US 36 region. To request a copy of the Bike 36 map, email or call 303-997-5155 with your name and address. The map is also available in a webbased application, including a mobile app, at

WhErE anD WhEn BikE to Work Day fooD stations in WEstminstEr: morning- 6:30-9 a.m., JunE 26 • Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 West 104th Ave. • Avaya, Inc., 1300 W. 120th Ave. • TenWest, 10155 Westmoor Drive • Advent Lutheran Church, Lowell Boulevard and Turnpike Drive • Performance Bike, 7430 West 88th Ave. • Westminster Whole Foods, 9229 Sheridan Blvd.

aftErnoon- 4-6:30 p.m., JunE 26 • The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St. • Avaya, Inc., 1300 W. 120th Ave.

EDC aims to create 7,500 new jobs New economic development initiative ‘Forward Jeffco’ launched By Glenn Wallace

gwallace@ Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation launched a new initiative last week — “Forward Jeffco” — with the goal of creating 7,500 new jobs in the county. To accomplish that level of economic development, the EDC is attempting to raise $3.9 million in additional revenue from government and business sponsors. In 2012, Jeffco EDC had an operating budget of about $900,000 and claimed 860 jobs created or retained. The official kick-off, which comes after months of behind-thescenes sponsorship discussions, occurred June 11 at the MillerCoors Golden Brewery.

Jeffco EDC Board Chair Fred Baker helped start the Jeffco Forward Initiative presentation, held at the MillerCoors Brewery on June 11. The presentation represented the public kick-off to the initiative, which seeks to expand Jeffco EDC’s activities in trying to bring more businesses to the county. Photo by Glenn Wallace

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Jeffco EDC board chair Fred Baker started the kick-off presentation, saying that the corporation’s last five-year-plan lacked a lot needed funding. “What we were able to do this time is take a more intelligent approach,” Baker said. Forward Jeffco has five listed strategic components: • More aggressive targeting of companies in desired industries; • Create new jobs by helping existing businesses grow; • Stimulate new business, including small and home-based businesses, by pulling together entrepreneur resources; • Identify and satisfy workforce development needs; • Aggressively advocate for business at all levels of government. According to Jeffco EDC CEO Kevin McCasky, part of the additional funds will quickly go to hiring another staff member to travel nationally, and internationally, to market the county to businesses in “identified cluster markets” that he hopes to bring in. Those cluster markets include aerospace/aviation, energy, bioscience, enabling technologies, and consumer products and creative services. More than $2 million of the Forward Jeffco monetary goal has been reached with contributions from about 25 sources, according to McCasky. Contributors include the City of Lakewood, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Xcel Energy, Lockheed Martin, and Jefferson County Public Schools. Arvada Mayor Marc Williams said he was proud that his city and city council had been among the first to pledge their support for the initiative, providing up to $50,000 a year, for the next five years. “It’s needed to raise the bar, so that we can attain the primary jobs and the economic development that this county needs and deserves,” Williams said. The Jeffco EDC has traditionally been funded 50/50 by government and business sources. Williams said that part of the Jeffco Forward initiative would be to shift that ratio, so that the business community would fund 70 percent, which had been accomplished for the Arvada area.

A home explosion on June 13 near 92 Avenue and Ingalls Street in Westminster left one house leveled and another extremely damaged. The cause of the explosion is suspected to be natural gas, which also left surrounding homes damaged due to the blow. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Explosion wrecks 2 homes, damages others By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews. com No one was seriously injured in a natural gas explosion in Westminster that destroyed two houses and damaged four others. The explosion occurred around 11:30 a.m. on June 13 near 92nd Avenue and Ingalls Street. Homes nearby also experienced damage and many were temporarily evacuated. The two leveled homes are complete losses. “There were two minor injuries reported,” said Westminster

Fire Department Public Information officer Diana Wilson. Xcel Energy confirmed the gas line going into the home was not compromised, so they believe the explosion may have come from inside the home — possibly from a faulty appliance. Throughout the day there were three people unaccounted for, but they were found safely the following morning. Power and gas service was also turned off in the neighborhood as a precautionary measure as authorities investigated the scene. The blast shook many buildings and homes nearby, some

even blocks away. Russ Kraus, who works at in a bank building at 92nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard said he could feel an intense shake when the explosion happened. “I could definitely feel something, I thought it was a car crashing into the building or something,” he said. “It almost felt like an earthquake. I lived in San Francisco, and I never felt anything this strong before.” According to the Westminster Fire Department’s Facebook page, the department is working with the families affected by the explosion on how to deal with the situation.

Bicyclist dies after June 8 hit and run incident Staff Report A bicyclist who was struck in a hit and run incident on June 8 has died. David Hernandez passed away on the morning of June 15 due to injuries sustained in the incident. Around 11 p.m. on June 8, Hernandez was found by

a passing motorist approximately 1,000 feet from his bicycle. Westminster police believe a vehicle traveling south on Westminster Boulevard near the 9900 block struck him. Police do not know the identity of the diver of the vehicle. Police do not have exact model of the vehicle but said the run vehicle may have hood damage

or right-passenger side headlight damage. There may also be damage to the windshield wipers. Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Westminster detective Dean Passarelli at 303-658-4241. People can also contact Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous at 720-913-7867.


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The Colorado Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace kicked off its 37th season June 15-16 at 650 W. Perry Park Ave. in Larkspur. The festival runs through Aug. 4 every weekend from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There is free parking and shuttle service available. Visit for more information. Courtesy photo

Man arrested after allegedly shooting wife Red Rocks


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A man was arrested for attempted murder after allegedly shooting his wife in their Westminster home. John Howick, 72, was taken into custody around 2:50 a.m. on June 13 and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail. He also faces a charge of refusing to leave the premises as ordered by a peace officer. Around 8:30 a.m. on June 12, police were dispatched to the 5800 block of West 111th Place on a call of a domestic disturbance involving an elderly couple. While en route to the incident, police

were notified that the woman involved had been shot, but was able to leave the residence. Police said she was found by an officer a short distance from the home and was transported to a local hospital. She is in stable condition. Officers surrounded the house and occupants of 12 homes in the immediate area were evacuated. Parts of 111th Avenue were also closed between Eaton Street and Gray Street. The SWAT team was called in to handle situation. Residents were allowed back in their homes after Howick was arrested,

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Movies in the Park

Movies are free and take place on Fridays this summer at City park, 10475 Sheridan Blvd. Enjoy watching family friendly movies on a 24foot screen under the stars. Food vendors and fun pre-movie activities open at 7 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. To ensure the best viewing, seating is cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, lowback beach chairs in the center and camp chairs and other higher seating in the rear. For more information, call 303-658-2223. For weather concerns, call 303412-8761, ext. 428. Movies and date are as follows:

• June 28 — Ice Age, Continental Drift • July 12 — The Blind Side • Aug. 16 — Hotel Transylvania

RTD Citizens Advisory Committee goes on the road in June

The RTD Citizens Advisory Committee, CAC, will hold its next quarterly public meeting from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Westminster City Hall. The meeting will include an update on the Northwest Area Mobility Study and the U.S. 36 bus rapid transit. CAC members represent communities across the Denver area and advise RTD about matters relating to FasTracks.


Westminster firefighters will host the annual fishing derby from 8-11 a.m. on July Fourth at City Park, 10475 Sheridan Blvd. This free, family-friendly event gives anglers ages 15 and under a chance to win in categories such as first catch, biggest fish and most unusual catch. A barbecue lunch starts at 11 a.m. and then prizes are awarded. In addition, all kids who participate in the derby may enter a drawing for free prizes and can take a ride on the vintage fire truck. Bring fishing poles, bait, sunscreen and lawn chairs for this Westminster tradition.

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Inspired by childhood memory Author’s book shares tips for kids on stranger safety By Ashley Reimers Inspired by a powerful childhood memory, one Westminster woman is sharing her lesson learned with parents and children though a new book focused on the importance of awareness and being safe. The Woman in the Yellow Hat is a story about a little girl who wanders out of her backyard following a butterfly down the street. Soon the little girl realizes she doesn’t know where she is and she’s gone too far. The story relates to what happened to Reina Payne as a child when she wandered off and was caught in a somewhat scary situation. Because of this experience and after

having children of her own, Payne decided to write The Woman in the Yellow Hat in an effort to help children understand the importance of using their senses and their intuition. “After watching my kids play in the neighborhood I saw how easily they could get distracted and get totally immersed in the world Payne around them,” she said. “They can go anywhere without realizing it and become lost or something even worse. That worried me as a mom, so I decided to write a book that could help teach kids to be aware of their surroundings and follow their intuition to get back where they need to be.” Payne started writing the book eight years ago, giving herself plenty of time to find the appropriate storyline and wording. She said she had to come up with a story

that was playful, not scary, that would teach a valuable lesson to children about the importance of using their senses to get back to where they need to be if they get lost. “I believe the book is a good resource for parents to explain something serious in a playful and understandable way,” she said. “These types of situations can be scary, so I had to make sure and get my point across without being too intense.” The Woman in the Yellow Hat also touches on the differences in strangers giving children tips on who is appropriate to connect with and who is not. Payne will be sharing her book with the community during a reading and book signing June 22 from 12-3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 9370 Sheridan Blvd. in Westminster. She will be reading the book during the first hour and will then be signing copies. The book can also be purchased online at

City initiative to help prepare for emergencies C.A.P.E launched to educate residents on how to be prepared when disaster strikes By Sara Van Cleve Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere — and the city of Arvada has created a new initiative to help make sure residents are prepared. Citizens of Arvada Preparing for Emergencies is a community preparedness initiative started a few months ago to focus efforts on better preparing the community before a disaster and helping it recover after, said Arvada Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Lancy. “We’re asking folks to prepare for all kinds of hazards,” Lancy said. “Here in Arvada it could be a 30-inch snowstorm or wind and hail like the events in 2009. As seen from the fires throughout Colorado, that’s a great threat for us, too. The city has an urban wildland interface and fire is a threat for Arvada also.” The initiative kicked off Monday, June 10, as the city brought together 45 leaders

from Arvada and Wheat Ridge’s faith-based communities to discuss how they can help during disasters and help prepare their residents before a disaster strikes. “Many faith-based organizations are very active in disaster response and recovery,” Lancy said. “The Red Cross, Salvation Army and other denominations provide special services during disasters. It’s a good way for faithbased organizations to get involved.” While many faith-based organizations can be leaders in disaster response and recovery, the city also wants to work with them to help spread the word to residents about being prepared. “We would like to get the message to their congregations that individual preparedness is important and to prepare yourself, your family and neighbors for a disaster,” Lancy said. “Helping each other is important.” Residents can prepare themselves in three steps: • Build a plan — know an escape route, how to contact loved ones in and out of state and sign up for alerts. • Build an emergency kit. “What we ask is for people to gather what they would need

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JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Stage 1 fire restrictions

As of June 11, Jefferson County is under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction. The fire restrictions apply to all unincorporated county land, as well as federal land within the county. Municipalities often apply the same restrictions as the county. Golden, for instance, has also enacted the following restrictions. The following is prohibited during a Stage 1 fire restriction: • No recreational fire that is not within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park area or private residence. • No smoking, except within a vehicle, building or developed recreation site, or in a cleared area at least six feet in diameter from all combustible material. • No use of banned fireworks. Violation of the fire restriction can result in a $600 fine.

County commissioner town hall

As the Jefferson County Commissioners work on the 2014 county budget, they are looking for feedback from residents as to what services are most important and should be funded. On Wednesday, June 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the county commissioners will participate in a phone-based town hall. Citizens will have an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions of the commissioners. Calls will be placed to 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers of unincorporated residents to join the hour long phone meeting. The commissioners will answer live questions from callers and will also ask polling questions. Anyone can call in to the meeting by dialing 877-229-8493 and enter the pin code 110646.

Victim advocacy volunteers sought

Volunteers looking for a way to help their communities can consider being a Volunteer Victim Advocate. Applications are being accepted for the upcoming training that starts in September. For more information, contact the volunteer recruiter at 303-2022196 or at

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Pollinators find home at Bee Town USA Gardeners, bees reap mutual benefits of hives in community garden By Sara Van Cleve On the outskirts of the Arvada Community Garden is a large community all its own — Bee Town USA — population 180,000. Beekeeper Greg Rye, owner and founder of Dakota Bees, created Bee Town USA at the Arvada Community Garden, 9195 W. 57th Ave., a few years ago and has expanded to hives at the Anythink Library in Denver, Thornton, Commerce City and Bennett as well as the Grey Street Garden in Lakewood. “The purpose of Bee Town is to educate residents and gardeners,” Rye said. “It’s important to be aware of bees and help provide them with a habitat.” All of the hives at the Arvada Community Garden, which are disguised as little buildings from a town of the past, are created with rescued bees. “We had 50 removals last year from homes and public places,” Rye said. “All of the bees at Bee Town were rescued in some way or another.” While Bee Town USA provides a home and a life source for the bees in terms of pollen, the bees give back to the garden, too. About once a week Rye goes to the garden to check on the hives and harvests honey, which is given to gardeners and the Arvada Community Food Bank. The honeybees, along with native bees that live in the garden, pollinate plants within a two-mile radius of the garden, helping the plants grow better, Rye said. There are 841 species of native bees in Colorado, many of which are facing endangerment, Rye said. In addition to the honeybee hives, the Arvada Community Garden also has a native bee habitat, which was created out of hollowed-out wood. The native bee wall has become home to a variety of native bees, including bumble bees, mason bees, leaf-cutter

Beekeeper Greg Rye with Dakota Bees checks on honeybee hives in Bee Town USA at the Arvada Community Garden, 9195 W. 57th Ave., on June 11. Photo by Sara Van Cleve bees and more. A hive of leaf-cutter bees, for example, can pollinate an entire orchard on their own, Rye said. Having a beekeeper bring out hives of bees to pollinate can cost hundreds of dollars every year. Instead, farmers and gardeners can establish a hive once for a couple hundred dollars and have self-sustaining pollinators for years to come. Rye said anyone can make a native bee habitat in their own backyard using nearly any natural material. “Pallets can make good native bee habitats,” Rye said. “Wood, stems from sunflowers, reeds, any plant with a hollowed out stem, they can all be used to

make habitats for bees.” Feedback about Bee Town USA has been nothing but positive, Rye said, from both Arvada gardeners and visitors. “I love to see people learn about bees and get excited,” he said. “It’s fun to watch a kid come in with his dad and watch the bees and then say,”I want to do this in our yard.’” Children and others curious about bees can watch them in their own yard and learn more without even having to build a habitat. Bees will flock to a mason jar with sugar water in it, Rye said, giving people a chance to watch and learn about the natural pollinators. Rye, a carpenter by trade, began bee-

Making food that’s beyond the bun Gourmet sausage company breaks through stereotypes By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@ourcoloradonews. com The folks at Continental Sausage want Americans thinking about bratwurst and sausage differently. “You don’t need to put it in a bun,” said John Roelke, vice president of marketing with Continental. “Our brats are center of the plate ready. You don’t have to consider it just for grill season.” For 20 years now, European style and gourmet sausages have been made at Continental’s production facility at 911 E. 75th Ave., in Adams County. The company produces more than 100 sausages and specialty meat products, including smoked sausage, hotdogs, bratwurst, and in 2003, the company began adding chicken and wild game sausage to its menu. “We can do some cool things, we’re pretty inventive,” said Continental’s owner Eric Gutknecht. Some of those cool, inventive products include Wild Board with Apricot and Cranberry Sausage, Pork Jalapeno Cheddar Bratwurst and the Bootlegger Brat (a

Continental Sausage employees Jose Ramirez, left, and Manuel Villalobos stuff Bangers May 29 at the Adams County production facility. Photo by Tammy Kranz specialty item that has Jack Daniels and dried cherries and only sold at Nascar events). Gutknecht, 40, has owned Continental since 2000, but has been a part of the company since his parents bought it in 1982. He considers the 20,000 to 25,000 pounds of meat the company produces per week to be handcrafted. “The way we do things is different than other places,” he said. “We don’t skimp on the ingredients and we buy the best.” Continental boasts that it only purchases all natural meats for its products, never uses MSG or fillers and only uses natural casings on linked sausages and never plastic or collagen casings.

“We use fresh, organic product in our sausages,” Roelke said. “We take a lot of pride in what we do.” It’s not just the ingredients that the company takes pride in, but in how it produces the meats. At the 8,000-square-foot facility, workers use state-of-the-art European mixing, cooking, smoking and drying equipment. The products are done the old fashioned European way, Roelke said, by chopping the meats and not grinding it to ensure better flavor distribution. “We’re not reinventing the wheel; we’re doing things the way they are supposed to be done,” he said. Continental Sausage began in 1969 by Ted Jaeggi. The Gutknechts began mak-

ing sausage in 1809 and started in Switzerland, outside of Zurich, before moving to Denver and taking over the company. “When Eric’s father, Nick, moved the family to Denver, that basically moved the family business to Denver,” Roelke said. “The Gutknechts used to run a chain of stores around Zurich called Neidermann’s. Once Nick, Eric’s father left, the stores closed down. He then bought Continental (in the late 1970s) to keep the tradition and family trade alive, but in America, not Switzerland.” The company is seeing a lot of growth. It’s sales are up 45 percent this year over last and needs to expand its facility in Adams County, Gutknecht said. The company owns two deli locations — the Continental Deli at 250 Steele St. in Cherry Creek and the Black Forest Deli at 9535 W. 58th Ave., in Arvada. The delis are stocked with many imported products, such as chocolates, cheeses soups and pickles. Aside from their two deli locations, people can pick up Continental Sausage products from Costco and Whole Foods and are part of the menu items at a few Denver restaurants. For more information on the company, visit www.

keeping about six years ago when he got laid off during the economic downturn. Since then, he has learned all he can about bees and wants to share the information with others. Rye also sells beekeeping equipment and can help new beekeepers get started. “Once I got started, I got addicted,” he said. “I love what I do.” Bee Town USA can be visited during normal Arvada Community Garden Hours, which are available at Rye also gives tours of the hives, protective gear included, for $35 per couple. For more information about Bee Town USA, bees or beekeeping, visit

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Volunteers at the ready when wildfires rage Unfortunately, we know the smoke all too well. Amid dry grass and strong winds, a wildfire struck Colorado again last week, consuming more than 480 homes and leaving two dead seemingly in the blink of an eye in the Black Forest area near Colorado Springs. Family after family grabbed photos first then bundled other treasures in an evacuation estimated at 40,000 people — about the size of the population of cities like Parker, Littleton or Northglenn. Meanwhile, other fires continued to burn across the state. Once again the smell of smoke reached the northern confines of our

our view Colorado Community Media coverage area in Westminster — much like the Hayman fire of 2002, which smoke could be smelled more than 100 miles away. We had hoped the loss of about 330 homes and property caused by that blaze would not happen again. So here go again. Many know the drills by heart — how to help, how to stay safe, how to comfort others.

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Do you agree with the Nuggets’ decision to fire Coach George Karl? Folks who were enjoying the day on Wheat Ridge’s 38th avenue were evenly split as to whether it was in the best interest of the organization to part ways with the veteran coach.

I wasn’t disappointed. He’s always good to get to the playoffs. But, after that, we’re usually out in the first round. Elery Kerr

He does great in the regular season, but he needed to get them over the hump. After a few years, you better do something or stuff’s got to happen. Tony Jaime

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We heartily commend all the people, agencies and organizations that always step up so quickly to help others. Fairground facilities and associated volunteers were so quick to take in animals, and donated food and essentials always seem to show up pronto. We are not surprised at the energy and commitment of volunteers and firefighters — who are always at the ready. That’s Colorado. Many of these seasoned vets also are not surprised by the wildfires, and even express surprise that wildfires don’t happen more often. Various ways to reduce wildfires are discussed, but increased preventive mea-

sures is a talk for another time. But for today, we simply commend all who are so ready, willing and able to help. And for those wanting to donate or volunteer, please seek out your local agencies, or more broadly, the American Red Cross is a good place to start by visiting or calling 1-800-REDCROSS. But before reaching out with helping hands, be sure to cover your own bases too — sign up for your respective county emergency alert system, have a kit prepared for emergencies and be ready to leave quickly in case of emergency. Safety first.

Proposed Westminster Center dubious venture There is an old song lyric that goes, “Time you’re a villain. Time you’re a thief.” And time is a growing villain in the apparent stagnant progress on the former Westminster Mall site known as “Westminster Center.” We keep being told by Westminster officials that there is an announcement forthcoming on an agreement and major anchors for the mixed use development plan envisioned by Westminster staff. The “game” of expected announcements on a deal with a master developer has been ongoing for about two years now. The latest missed date was in May when the buzz among the development community and city officials was that details would be unveiled at the annual International Shopping Center Convention in Las Vegas. It’s OK to tell the public that things aren’t going according to plan. A little transparency would go a long way.

crediBility iS Being eroded

The lack of substantive progress by the city and the current developer about reaching an agreement and announcing the first phase of development is damaging the credibility of Mayor McNally and all city council members, City Manager Brent McFall and those city staff involved in the project. I know they will not appreciate my statement, but this issue needs to be raised now before the November election. City Council and the mayor should be held accountable for having spent approximately $35 Million in taxpayer money to acquire the mall property — along with the demolition — and still not have an executed agreement with some developer. What gives? The start of first phase development plans is overdue by the city staff’s own earlier pronouncements.

candidateS Should giVe their ideaS

I would suggest that the current mayor and the four mayoral candidates — Herb Atchison, Bob Briggs, Mary Lindsey and Scott Major — each explain to the public where things stand, what is the likelihood of development taking place at 88th

Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, when and at what cost. Furthermore, the four candidates need to tell Westminster voters their respective plans about the stagnant development if he or she would be the next Westminster mayor and a “Plan B” is needed if negotiations fail. Westminster has some critical issues and all four candidates need to stand tall, express their plans, show their leadership capabilities and convince us who deserves the nod for mayor in November.

droP the third term idea

The Thornton City Council has unveiled four potential ballot issues for this coming November’s election. One of them would add a third term of office (an additional four years) for city council representatives if elected. Currently, all city council members are term limited after two, four-year terms just like Northglenn, Westminster and other area city councils. Thornton voters overwhelmingly rejected the same proposal in 2005 by a healthy 75 percent margin in voting. What makes the council think it would be any different this time? Since when does it matter what the length of term of office is between two governmental bodies? Mayor Heidi Williams’ comment of “we want to be sure the city is aligned with the county and is able to make decisions for long-term planning” falls way short of a sound justification. It looks quite self-serving to me. I would suggest you torpedo that idea! Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.


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Politicians just do not understand ‘no’ No, No and No

locations for open house and garage sale signs can be placed. After some real estate folks objected to the matter, the council turned tail and nixed the idea. Amazing what a few comments from the real estate folks had the council give up on the idea. Once again, the “no” button was activated.

I have a small dome shaped object that plays “no” in about a dozen ways. The last verse states “what part of no don’t you understand?” And that’s how I feel about several issues rearing their ugly head these days in our communities.

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can What part of “no” does the Thornton visitCity Council not understand? Here they are ling considering a question in the November election that would allow for council memng bers to serve three concurrent consecutive es terms on the council. unty At the present time, they are limited to etwo consecutive 4-year terms. o Evidently the proposal is similar to a question that was on the ballot and soundly defeated by the Thornton voters in 2005. Why can’t elected officials abide by what the citizens want and by a 75.3 percent vote they soundly voted the measure down. Mayor Heidi Williams is touting it as a way for Thornton to align itself with Adams County, which has three-term limits. I go right back to the “no” button and remind

A Real Concern the citizens that some elected officials would accept a perpetual appointment if they could get that passed. Folks, don’t fall for the joint long-range planning hoax. They can plan just as well under the eight-year term limit that they now have. Through the years my thinking has evolved into being in favor of the eightyear limit. Honestly, if they can’t get the job done in eight years, and if they need more time, than maybe the city needs a new council.

Over Northglenn Way

Yup, Northglenn City Council members had a change of heart and reneged on the limitations. They were preparing for where

In 1911 when the City of Westminster was formed, the council wisely decided to make it a non-partisan election. Under that rule council candidates must run for office without declaring a political party to run on. But does that mean a clear “no” to partisan politics for the council candidates? Of course not! Right now as you read this column, the political ducks are paddling like heck under the non-partisan status banner while working like crazy to get candidates who are being courted by party officials and term-limited councilors. It is so downright disgusting to see our non-partisan statues being eroded by ugly partisan underground politics. It makes me sick to learn of the behind-

the-scenes efforts that are being practiced. If this practice is not stopped immediately, I for one will not support these people. Our best form of government has stood the test of time since 1911 and it should continue. Right now I ask council and mayoral candidates to pledge to run as an unaffiliated candidate — and if they won’t do that — then maybe we don’t need them representing us on city council. This matter crops up every city council election cycle and it’s got to stop. Folks, pass the “no” button right now and let’s find out whose horse is being ridden.

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“No, no and No!” 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.

Don’t lie to me about my rights actually are If you tweeted recently that you used your mom’s breaded pork chop recipe for dinner, blogged about your vacation in China, or posted your status to family and friends that you’re recovering from food poisoning you got at that restaurant in Tucson, chances are good that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security got your messages too. That’s because “China,” “food poisoning,” “Tucson,” and even “pork” are among the hundreds of words and phrases included in the Department’s 2011 Analyst’s Desktop Binder, used to monitor social networking sites and online media. Department of Homeland Security officials were forced to release the manual following a hearing in the House of Representatives over documents obtained by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. I find it particularly ironic that we as Americans must use Freedom of Information to find out that we’re being spied upon. Worse, it’s now even more evident that we should simply expect anything we say or write to be monitored by the government. (The National Security Agency’s clandestine collection of our phone and email records is another chilling chapter yet unfolding.) And, although I for one am not ready to accept this systematic, ongoing, and illconceived surveillance, the DHS manual makes it frighteningly clear that government analysts patrol social media search-

ing, as they say, for “terrorist and domestic threats” against the U.S. To be fair, the DHS says part of its keyword watch program is to monitor for natural disasters and weather-related emergency situations. Thus the words “tremor,” “lightning,” “blizzard,” and — horrifying to us here in Colorado yet again — “wildfire” on the list in the Analyst’s Desktop Binder. Similarly, health-related watch words include the innocuous “flu,” “wave,” and “symptoms.” Yet beyond these broad, vague, and ambiguous words on their watch list, I wonder why the DHS doesn’t just follow 24/7/365 breaking news on the Internet for their information about emergencies. When the first tweets about the Black Forest fire appeared, did someone at a desk in D.C. leap up to start the emergency response? If I were a betting woman, I’d put money on the fact that Colorado citizens and Colorado media sounded the alarm. The DHS denies that attention to

personal (and ostensibly private) communication is aimed at policing the Internet for disparaging remarks about the government. I do believe that nothing on the Internet is private. I also believe that my government should not be profiling my posts. Nevertheless, the DHS monitors all communication on our social sites and online media. When government officials — who are necessarily more knowledgeable than I am about such matters — believe it’s necessary to monitor words such as “cloud,” “relief,” and “smart” in some incongruous version of Words with Friends, so be it. Just don’t tell me that I can choose who

sees what on my social sites. Don’t lie to me about what my rights actually are. And although “privacy,” “free speech,” and “Fourth Amendment” aren’t on the DHS watch list — yet — the word “threat” is. Which is interesting because “threat” is now at the top of my personal word watch list, right after the phrase “Bill of Rights.” Andrea Doray is a writer who advocates for Benjamin Franklin’s belief that to give up a little liberty to gain a little security is to deserve neither and lose both. Contact her at


Westminster city council on the record Westminster City Council took the following action during its June 10 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Nancy McNally; Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter and councilors Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser, Mary Lindsey, Herb Atchison and Scott Major.

Plan approved with conditions

Council unanimously approved the Sixth Amended Wandering View Preliminary Development Plan and Tenth Amended Wandering View Filing 4, 1st Replat Official Development Plan with the following conditions: all illegal and non-conforming signs will be removed from rights-of-way and landscaped areas, and all illegal, nonpermitted banners will be removed and all dead and missing plant materials will be replaced. Both of these conditions will be met prior to the issuance of any business license, building permits, or certificates of occupancy, required after the adoption date of this approval. This recommendation is based on a finding that the criteria set forth in Sections 11-5-14 and 11-5-15 of the Westminster Municipal Code have been met.

Transfer approved for new lift station project

Council unanimously authorized the transfer of $216,980 from the Open Cut Sewer Capital Improvement account into the 87th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard

Lift Station Replacement Project to provide funds necessary to complete the project. City Council awarded RN Civil Construction a contract for the project construction on April 22 and construction of the new lift station is now under way. The project will relocate the lift station away from traffic adding a redundant discharge pipeline for reliability add a buried overflow storage tank to reduce the risk of spills, and relocate the lift station out of the storm water drainage way prone to flooding conditions.

Bill passed to facilitate economic development agreement

Council passed Councilors Bill No. 24 on first reading after a 6-1 vote authorizing the city manager to enter into an Economic Development Agreement with Bradburn Northern Associates, LLC for the purpose of facilitating a Whole Foods Market in Bradburn Village. Bradburn Northern Associates, an affiliate of Continuum Partners, has secured a long term lease with Whole Foods Market to be built in Bradburn Village. Staff recommended an Economic Development Agreement, to assist with this project, totaling $800,000. The next council meeting will be 7 p.m. on Monday, June 24, at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. in Westminster. — Compiled by Ashley Reimers

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Jury listens to opening arguments Attorneys: Victim’s death a brutal murder or accident By Glenn Wallace The trial of accused murderer Corey Lopez began last week at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden. The 23-year-old Lakewood man, currently in custody at the Jefferson County Jail, faces charges of first-degree murder, and attempted first-degree murder in the strangulation death of 21-year-old Lake-

wood resident Richelle Ann Best. Jury selection for the trial wrapped up Friday. The jury heard opening statements and one witness was called in the afternoon. “This is not a whodunit,” Deputy District Attorney Lisa Scanga told the jury during opening statements. “There was no one else in that apartment.” In July of last year, LoLopez pez called police from his apartment at 1017 Teller St. to report his girlfriend, Richelle Ann Best, was unresponsive. Police arrived and found Best dead. An autopsy revealed 40 separate injuries on

Best’s body, particularly blunt force trauma to the neck area, with damage to the muscle, cartilage, vocal cords and esophagus. Scanga said the prosecution would present the stories of Samantha Eckendorf and Best, “two similar experiences, two very different endings.” According to Scanga, Lopez choked both women, but Eckendorf, who dated Lopez in 2008, survived. In her opening statements, defense attorney Chantel Contiguglia spoke to the jury about how the timing of Eckendorf’s accusations, five years later, was questionable. “You won’t hear that she (Eckendorf ) called police then, you won’t hear that she

District 50 school budget, contract approved By Ashley Reimers Adams County School District 50 Board of Education approved the 2013-2014 budget during its June 11 meeting. The general fund budget is $79 million. There were no cuts to staff and the teacher-student ratio will remain the same as the 2012-2013 school year. Director of finance for the district, Sandra McClure, said the district tried to stay away from making any cuts in the classroom. But in order to balance the budget, McClure said the district did have to dip into reserves. “We are using about $4 million in reserves to balance this budget,” she said. Not only is the budget approved, but licensed staff and education support professional staff contracts were approved and ratified between the district and the Westminster Education Association. The contract was ratified on June 14 with 75 percent of licensed staff and over 90 percent of ESP staff approving the agreement. The approved contract gives li-

censed staff a .5 percent salary increase and ESP staff a 2 percent salary increase. Both licensed and ESP staff will also receive vertical step increases to their salary based on their length of service. During the June 11 meeting, WEA vice president Andy Hartman thanked the board for work done to come to an agreement. “The WEA really appreciates working with a board that honors a contract,” he said. “Unfortunately not all districts around the country do that, and we certainly appreciate that ours does.” The district is also picking up the increased PERA costs and is covering health care costs to staff. There are no staff reductions and staff will not see any type of a pay decrease, except for substitute teachers. “We are lowering our substitute pay, but we are still going to be very competitive with neighboring districts,” McClure said. “I don’t see us having any issue getting subs.” In the past few months discussions regarding a mill levy override have been floating around the district. Back in December, Adams County School District 50 fiscal oversight committee

suggested the school board consider a mill levy override for this November’s election. Committee member Bill Christopher said because the board has to continue to reach into reserves, the mill levy override option is something the board needs to think about. He said the mill levy increase is an important step that needs to be done in the next couple of years. McClure agrees and said the override would make a difference in terms of balancing a budget without the need to look into reserve funds. “We can only use reserves for one more year,” she said. “Unless the state comes back better next year, a mill levy increase is needed to keep the status quo.” The board is still discussing and analyzing whether or not a mill levy override is the best option for the district. The finance committee urged the board to really think about the election before making any decisions. Two seats on the board will be open for election in November — board president Marilyn Flachman, who is term limited, and Sharon Whitehair, who is not term limited and can run again.

THORNTON POLICE BRIEFS Criminal impersonation: An officer was dispatched May 31 at 10:25 p.m. to the intersection of East 119th Way and Birch Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance. The reporting party said a woman was yelling at someone on the phone while inside her car. The officer contacted the woman and was given a fictitious date of birth and identification. It was learned the information was that of the woman’s sister, a 31-year-old Aurora woman. A run of her true identity revealed outstanding warrants out of Denver. She was taken into custody, processed and later transported to the Adams County jail. Shoplifting: A 23-year-old Fort Lupton woman and a 22-year-old Brighton woman were arrested June 1 at 2:13 p.m. after they tried to steal $72 in merchandise from Gordman’s at 10001 N. Grant St. A loss prevention officer saw the two women remove clothing items from hangers, roll them up and place them into their purses.

The women were issued summonses and later released. Theft: An officer was dispatched June 3 at 11:31 a.m. to Bradley’s gas station at 8875 N. Washington St. in reference to an employee theft. The station supervisor said that a 53-yearold Federal Heights woman who was employed at the station allegedly stole $206 from the register drawer. The woman was issued a summons and later released. DUI, careless driving, hit and run: Officers were dispatched June 4 at 9 p.m. to the intersection of Thornton Parkway and Welby Road to investigate a hit and run that occurred there. While officers were en route, a white Ford van was seen fleeing the scene. A run of the license plate information provided by witnesses led the officers to the address of registration in the 9100 block of Beechwood Drive. A van with fresh damage was found in the driveway, and a 50-yearold Thornton woman was contacted there. She had a strong odor of alcohol

on her breath and was positively identified as the van driver based on witness description. She was taken into custody, processed and later released to a responsible party. Trespassing: Officers were dispatched June 5 at 10:30 p.m. to Silver Creek Elementary School at 15101 Filmore St. in reference to juveniles on the roof of the building. A security guard saw two males running when the officers arrived. Two other men, both 19-year-olds from Thornton, were contacted on the roof by officers after they tried to hide from them. The men were taken into custody, issued summonses and later released. A black backpack containing marijuana was found on the roof. Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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tried to get a restraining order,” Contiguglia said. Contiguglia called Best’s death “a horribly tragic accident,” caused by the couple’s drunken fall on their way to Lopez’s apartment hours earlier, and rough sex. “It’s a stretch to say this is about murder,” Contiguglia told the court. The prosecution has promised to bring Eckendorf to the stand to testify about Lopez’s fondness for choking, including at least one incident where she feared for her life. For the defense, Contiguglia said an audio recording of Lopez calling 911 would demonstrate that he was emotional, and confused about Best’s death. The trial is expected to last two weeks.

Two years in jail for 23-year-old Fatal hit-and-run case concludes By Glenn Wallace Catherine Bean, the 23-year-old Lakewood resident who turned herself in after killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident while driving intoxicated, has been sentenced to two years work release at the Jefferson County Jail, and six years probation. On Aug. 22, 2012, Kenneth W. Kienzle, 58, was struck from behind while he rode a bicycle on South Wadsworth, south of West Ohio Avenue. The vehicle fled the scene. Forty minutes later Bean called police, telling them that she may have been involved in an accident. Bean was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, careless driving, and failure to remain at the

scene of an accident. At the sentencing, Kienzle’s sister, Susan Pobjoy said she has tried to rationalize his death with the knowledge that her brother never saw the danger coming, and likely did not suffer greatly, and that the donation of his organs helped save other lives. “But I’m just grasping at straws,” Pobjoy said. Bean gave a brief statement of her own. “I feel horrible for what I’ve done. I’ll accept any punishment the court gives,” Bean said. Bean’s attorney had asked for probation. Judge Christopher Munch said that the tragic nature of the case made sentencing difficult. He noted that Bean had never even had a speeding ticket and did not intend to kill anyone. “But the fact is she left him to die, alone, in the street at 5 o’clock in the morning,” Munch said, before announcing the twoyear jail sentence.

BUSINESS BRIEF Octagon Systems signs with Aspen Electronics

Octagon Systems Corporation of Westminster has signed a five-year agreement with Aspen Electronics Manufacturing to be their manufacturing arm. John McKown, president, said in the three decades of operation, Octagon has used many contract manufacturers, but none have matched the quality, flexibility and responsiveness of Aspen. The current partnership

with Aspen covers the past 17 years. The new relationship will take the relationship to a higher level. Octagon will cease all internal manufacturing this month so that it can focus on sales, marketing and design of its products. McKown believes that the narrowing of Octagon focus will aid in its ability to increase market diversification and penetration with increased sales and profitability.

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COSCAN HELP WANTED - DRIVERS 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141 N EED CL ASS A CDL TRAINING? Star t a CAREER in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI cer tified courses and offer “Best-In-Class” training. • New Academy Classes Weekly • No Money Down or Credit Check • Certified Mentors Ready and Available • Paid (While Training With Mentor) • Regional and Dedicated Opportunities • Great Career Path •Excellent Benefits Package Pleas e Call: (52 0) 22 6-947 4 LAND FOR SALE Wyoming Land Liq uidation! 40 to 640 acres starting $199 per acre! EZ seller financing, no credit checks! Best deal USA! Joan (949) 722-7453

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is currently recruiting for the following positions in Castle Rock: Broadcast Technical Services If you are not able to access our website,, mail your resume and salary requirements to: DIRECTV, Attn: Talent Acquisition, 161 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112.To apply online, visit: EOE.

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Full-time, benefited Communications Specialist I/II $38,555-$57,033/year, closes: 7/1/13 Hourly, non-benefited Fitness Instructor – City Park Fitness Center $15.07-$18.20/hour, closes: 7/15/13 Intern - GIS $13.84 - $17.72/hour, closes 7/1/13 Submit City of Westminster online applications thru 8:30 a.m. on close date EOE

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Thursday, June 20th At 12:00-4:00 LOCATION: Adams County Workforce Center 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy Brighton, 80601 Available positions: Concrete Finishers $16-18, Laborer $12-$14 Carpenter $18-$20 Pipefitter-$18-$20 Millwrights-$18-20 *WSCI is an EEO Employer Qualifications: • At least 1 year experience • Must pass drug screen • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs Benefits: • Full time (40 hours per week) • Medical Dress professionally, bring your resume, and arrive promptly!

is looking to hire full time drywall finishers. Must have at least 5 years experience, have experience in all types of textures/finishes, and metal framing and drywall installation for small jobs. Must have own tools and transportation. Looking for honest, dependable, experienced, hard working people If interested please contact Renee at 303.688.9221 Lead Line Cook (must be fast,clean,productive and creative. Bilingual would be helpful but not necessary.) and Waitress (at least 18yrs. old. Fast, clean, great multitask-er,) needed for breakfast and lunch. Restaurant in Franktown Call 720-217-7331 ask for John

LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at Medical Needed full time MA, LPN or RN in Ken Caryl area for busy pediatric office. Includes Saturday mornings Please fax resume to Nita 303-791-7756

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

NOW HIRING MANAGERS Castle Rock location Paid training, Competitive Salary, health, dental and vision Send resume to: or fax to 719-622-3070

VTI Security is hiring aColorado full-time Sales Engineer for our Colorado ewide Classifiedoffice Stat Advert ising Network Major Responsibilities: To place a 25-word COSCAN network ad in 82 Colorado • Design access control, video, and intercom systems newspapers for only $250, contact your local newspaper • Create integration solutions between various security systems or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117. • Define equipment, infrastructure, and networks required to meet Customer’s needs • Evaluate new equipment LOTS & ACREAGE HELP WANTED - DRIVERS • Provide technical support for pre-sales, bid, So Colorad o Liquidation Sale! 60 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! and installation processes


a c r e s - o n l y $ 3 9 , 9 0 0 Rocky Mtn views. Learn to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Truck. Sur veyed, utilities, low bank financing. Owner Minimum Qualifications: Earn $750 per week! must sell! Call anytime 866-696-5263 CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! • AutoCAD training and experience 1-800-809-2141 SPORTING GOODS • Enterprise system design experience

• Permit generation and submittal experience • Network design and concepts NEED CLASS A CDL TR AINING? GUN SHOW JUNE 22-23 Star t a CAREER in trucking today! Swift • Knowledge of NEC Code and low voltage systems SAT. 9-5 7 SUN. 9-4 Academies offer PTDI cer tified courses and preferred, but not required offer “Best-In-Class” training. COLORADO SPRINGS • New Academy Classes Weekly FREEDOM FINANCIAL SERVICES EXPO • No Money Down or Credit Check For those interested or more information please contact: CENTER(3650 N NEVADA) • Certified Mentors Ready and BUY-SELL-TRADE by Monday, June 24, 2013. • Paid (While Training With Mentor) INFO:(563) 927-8176 • Regional and Dedicated Opportunities VTI Security is a national security systems integrator in the • Great Career Path SYNC2 MEDIA CLASSIFIED ADS technology industry, experienced in electronic and IP-based security •Excellent Benefits Package Please Call: (52 0) 226 -9 474 and video surveillance solutions including access control, CCTV, Buy a statewide 25-word COSCAN intercom, and other physical security and software systems. c lassified line ad in ne wspa per s acr oss LAND FOR SALE Visit for more information. Color ado for just $250 per week. Wyo ming Land L iquidatio n! M a x i m i z e r e s u l t s w i t h o u r Fr e q u e n c y 40 to 640 acres starting $199 per acre! EZ seller Deals! Contact this ne wspa per or call VTI Security is an affirmative action/equal opportunity COSCAN Coordinator Stephen Her rera, financing, no credit checks! Best deal USA! employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. SY NC2 Media, 303- 571-5117 x20. Joan (949) 722-7453 All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


The City of Black Hawk has an opening for an unskilled or semi–skilled position involving horticulture work with specific responsibility for the care and maintenance of flowers, trees, and shrub beds at City’s properties and street lights. Main emphasis will be on maintenance of annual floral displays along with other landscape maintenance duties. Position reports to Street Superintendent. Must be at least 18 years of age. Requires high school diploma or GED; valid Colorado Class C driver’s license with a safe driving record; experience in greenhouse and/or landscape maintenance preferred, any combination of education, training and experience considered. Scheduled work term: Summer 2013. Hours: M-W-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Wages: $10.00 – $14.00/hour DOQ/E. The City of Black Hawk conducts pre-employment physical exams, drug testing, skills testing and background investigations as a condition of employment. To apply, please submit a completed City Application to: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422 or Fax to 303582-0848 or hand deliver to City Hall, 201 Selak Street. For more info or to obtain a city application visit Open until filled. EOE


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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) NCCCO Tower Crane Operator for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.


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Brazilian lemonade Ingredients -2 limes -1/2 cup sugar -3 cups water -ice

California Grilled Veggie Sandwich Ingredients


-1/4 cup mayonnaise -1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Set aside in the refrigerator.

-1/8 cup olive oil

2. Preheat the grill for high heat.

-1 cup sliced red bell peppers

3. Brush vegetables with olive oil on each side. Brush grate with oil. Place bell peppers and zucchini closest to the middle of thegrill, and set onion and squash pieces around them.

5. Spread some of the mayonnaise mixture on the cut sides of the bread, and sprinkle each one with feta cheese. Place on the grill cheese side up, and cover with lid for 2 to 3 minutes. This will warm the bread, and slightly melt the cheese. Watch carefully so the bottoms don’t burn.

4. Cook for about 3 minutes, turn, and cook for another 3 minutes. The peppers may take a bit longer.

6. Remove from grill, and layer with the vegetables. Enjoy as open faced grilled sandwiches.

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 small zucchini, sliced -1 red onion, sliced -1 small yellow squash, sliced -2 (4-x6-inch) focaccia bread pieces, split horizontally -1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Directions 1. Wash limes thoroughly. Cut off the ends and slice into eight wedges. Place limes in a blender with the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water, and ice. 2. Blend in an electric blender, pulsing 5 times. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove rinds. Serve over ice.

Remove from grill, and set aside.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs Ingredients -1/2 cup marga-3 fresh peaches, rine pitted and quartered -1/4 cup honey -3 fresh plums, pit-3 bananas, cut into 4 pieces each ted and quartered -12 skewers -12 strawberries, hulled Directions 1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and place a large sheet of foil onto the grate.

BlueBerry Buckle IngredIents


For the cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease an 8-inch springform pan. Set aside. 2. Sift together the 2 cups of flour, the baking powder and the salt. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk. Toss the beries with the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour (to separate and scatter evenly throughout the batter) and fold in. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set aside. 3. Combine ingredients for topping with a fork to make crumbly mixture. Sprinkle this over the batter. 4. Bake for one hour, then test for doneness by gently inserting a fork. If it does not come out clean, give the cake another 5 to 10 minutes to bake. 5. When the cake has cooled, run a knife around the edges and lift the cake out of the pan. Serve with whipped cream.

-2 cups and 1-2 Tbsp of sifted, all purpose flour separated -2 teaspoons baking powder -1/2 teaspoon salt -1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened -3/4 cup sugar -1 large egg -1/2 cup milk -1 pint blueberries For the topping: -1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened -1/2 cup sugar -1/3 cup sifted all purpose flour -1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2. Melt the margarine and honey together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Do not let the sauce boil. 3. Thread a peach quarter, a plum quarter, a banana piece, and a strawberry onto each skewer. Place the skewers onto the foil on the preheated grill; spoon margarine-honey mixture over each skewer. 4. Grill until the fruit is softened and the sauce has thickened and cooked onto the fruit, about 5 minutes. Flip the skewers, spoon more margarine-honey sauce over each, and grill for about 5 more minutes on the other side.



Five-Spice Turkey and Lettuce Wraps Ingredients -1/2 cup(s) water -1/2 cup(s) instant brown rice -2 teaspoon(s) sesame oil -1 pound(s) 93%-lean ground turkey -1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh ginger

-1 large red bell pepper, finely diced -1 cup(s) water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped

-1/2 teaspoon(s) salt -2 head(s) Boston lettuce, leaves separated

-1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth -2 tablespoon(s) hoisin sauce

-1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/ or chives

-1 teaspoon(s) five-spice powder

-1 large carrot, shredded

Directions 1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add rice; reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. 2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey and ginger; cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until the turkey is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in the cooked

rice, bell pepper, water chestnuts, broth, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder and salt; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. 3. To serve, spoon portions of the turkey mixture into lettuce leaves, top with herbs and carrot and roll into wraps.

Orange Julius with Banana Ingredients -1 can Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate -1 cup Skim Milk -¼ cup sugar -1 tsp. Vanilla -1 ripe banana -1 cup of ice (add another if thicker constancy is desired) Directions 1. Combine in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Many animals forced to flee due to blaze Bluebell Fire forces animal evacuations By Glenn Wallace A 45-foot tree toppled into power lines near a house on Bluebell Lane June 3 in Evergreen. The sparked blaze was named The Bluebell Fire that burned 10 acres and forced the evacuation of homes within a four-mile radius, displacing people and animals alike. While the people could stay with friends, or a hotel, not all pets and animals had that opportunity. Lucky for them, Jefferson County residents have a safe, close and free place to go. A total of 64 animals, consisting mostly of dogs and cats, with a few rabbits thrown in, were brought to the Foothills Animal Center in Golden. “Many were brought in by their owners, but there have been a few brought in by Animal Control, because some owners were not allowed to go back to their homes,” Foothills Animal Center Director of Community Relations Jennifer Strickland said. Luckily, the center had adequate room for all the evacuated pets. Strickland said Denver Metro Area animal shelters were ready and able to house more pets if needed. The evacuation area included many rural homes, with large houses and yards, and Strickland said that translated into more large-breed dogs, and more multipet households. “We’ve got people with cats, dogs, the whole crew being brought in,” Strickland said. According to Strickland, roughly the same number of animals were brought to the center during last year’s Lower North Fork Fire, though they saw more chickens

Evacuation organizations The animal evacuation services and animal holding is done at no cost for Jefferson County residents. For more information, or to donate the Jefferson County Horse Council, go to The Foothills Animal Shelter website, www. — includes information on missing pets, wish lists for needed supplies, and a link to donate.

Tina Ohlfast helps lead her horses Puma, left, and Moe out of the stall area at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, where horses, and a few alpacas, were evacuated during the recent fire in Evergreen. Photos by Glenn Wallace during that incident. Larger animals were evacuated to the nearby Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Jefferson County Horse Council volunteer Manager Barb Suggs, the operations head for the county’s large animal evacuation plan, said a total of 40 horses and six alpacas were penned at the fairgrounds during the evacuation. Sugg said her small group of volunteers had a simple mission: “Make sure the horse is safe, water it, feed it, and send it home to the right owner.” With the fire season just starting, both Sugg and Strickland suggested everyone have an evacuation plan ready, and that it includes plans for family animals. Sugg said one important preparation for horse owners should be teaching their animal to be comfortable with being loaded onto a trailer. “Have a crate ready. Have friends or family members on call that can take pets in,” Strickland suggested.

This talkative husky was found with a collar, but no tags, on Bluebell Lane last week, in the midst of the area evacuation due to fire. Animal Control brought the stray to the Foothills Animal Shelter, along with any other lost pets.

your week & More Thursday/June 20 ConCerT series Bring the whole

family to McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street in Olde Town Arvada, for concerts and performances in the 2013 Apex concert series. The season starts Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. with the 60s rock group The Modniks. On Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. big band swing and concert band Mile High Community Band performs. For a younger crowd, Eric and Angelyne the Amazing DEAF Cattle Dog will perform Friday, June 21, at 9:30 a.m. These activities are sponsored by a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and with locally from Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation, Prospect Recreation and Park District, Sooper Credit Union, Craft Carousel Gift Shop, Centura Health at Home, Arvada Festivals Commission, New Dawn Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Arvada Parks Department, and Friends of the Concerts. Call 303-425-9583.

Thursday/June 20 hoa roundTable Learn how to strengthen and protect your association at a free roundtable discussion from 5:30-8 p.m. Thurdsay, June 20, at Grant Ranch Village Center, 7255 W. Grant Ranch Blvd., Denver. Participants can meet one-on-one with experts, and a light dinner will be served. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Visit http:// batch=1.

Thursday/June 20 Class reunion All classes from

Denver North High School are invited to a reunion on Thursday, June 20, at Lakeside Amusement Park. Former North students and their guests will be admitted to the park for free, and reduced-rate unlimited-ride wrist tags will be available for $10. The North Side High School Alumni Association will host a dinner for members, friends and guests at 6 p.m. in the Royal Pavilion next to the Kiddieland. Reservations for the dinner are required. Call 303-431-0103, 303-4774125 or 303-934-4383 for information and to make reservations.

Thursday/June 20 MeeT The artist The Wheat Ridge

Cultural Commission presents metal sculpture Pattie Parkhurst from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Kevin Robb Studios, 7001 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Join us for this free, informative community event. Parkhurst will give her presentation at 6 p.m. about her sculpture using the 200-year-old technique of anticlastic raising. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday/June 20 real esTaTe Jefferson County sum-

mer real estate forum is from noon to

1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Boston Market’s corporate headquarters, 14103 Denver West Parkway, Golden. Meet and network with Jefferson County business and political leaders and learn about major transportation and redevelopment projects in the county. To register, visit http:// asp?eventID=376.

saTurday/June 22 dog parade Pawsitively Pittie Pride Parade is from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, to Olde Town Arvada. Join all responsible guardians of pit bull type dogs for a day of fun and mingling with new pittie friends. Activities include a parade, vendors, try-out agility, and demonstrations. All proceeds benefit Peanut’s Place Bully Rescue. saTurday/June 22 garden Tour Tour six residential

Arvada gardens, plus the newly established Rose Roots Community Gardens, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Proceeds will support the Arvada Historical Society. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth. You will receive a tour map to all the gardens. Resident gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. At one of the gardens we again will be selling fun, decorated birdhouses. Dress for

the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Strollers and pets are not allowed in the gardens. Call Mary Jo at 303-421-2032.

saTurday/June 22 Wild WesT Travel back to the days of the Wild West at the Colorado Railroad Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Families can catch a ride behind the steam locomotive on an 1880s vintage passenger coach and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. There are fastdraw contests, train robberies and sharp shooting exhibitions. Train rides depart every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Purchase tickets at Monday/June 24 republiCan Men Jefferson County

Republican Men’s Club meets from 7-9 a.m. Mondays, at Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave. The June 24 meeting will feature Peter Weir, Jefferson County district attorney, providing an update on Jefferson County criminal happenings, court proceedings and more. Bring a guest. Call Fred Holden, 303-421-7619 or visit www.jeffcorepublicanmensclub. org. Your Week continues on Page 18

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communITy coffee Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp hosts her

ImperfecT parenTs The challenges and rewards of

parenting will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Imperfect Parents: Making Peace and Moving On,” features a screening of “And What Remains,” an awardwinning short film. 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

Tuesday/June 25 aLs dIscussIon As Americans continue to live longer, the number of elderly residents in common interest communities keeps growing. Such growth raises legal and personal issues affecting and involving such elderly residents to more and more owner associations and their directors and managers. This program is meant for board members who have taken our Essentials course and are looking for more depth on specific topics. A light dinner will be served. Programis from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association Building, 290 E. Speer Blvd., Denver. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Visit Wednesday/June 26 crysLas/deeksha experIence the waves of crystal-

line sound and energetic healing of deeksha from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Living Water Spiritual Community 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and pillow. A donation is suggested. Call 720-935-4000.

Wednesday/June 26, July 10 concerT serIes The Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts 2013 Sounds Exciting! summer concert series lineup includes The Hazel Miller Band, rhythm & blues, June 19; Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders, banjo, June 26; Red Molly, bluegrass-tinged Americana, July 10; Eclipse, Journey tribute, July 17; Creole Stomp, Creole and Zydeco, July 24; Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, Funkadelic fun, July 31. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are at the Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheatre, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Gates open at 6 p.m. and plenty of free parking available. Picnicking is allowed. Season tickets are available at www.Lakewood. org/SummerConcerts or by calling 303-987-7845.

monthly community coffee from 8-9 a.m. (time change) Thursday, June 27, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Olde Town Arvada. Kraft-Tharp hosts her coffees on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk with residents about issues of importance.

Thursday/June 27 heaLThfuL habITs Red Rocks Cancer Center presents healthful habits cooking and nutrition classes. The next class is “Good Stuff on the Grill: Pesto-stuffed grass-fed beef burgers, Portobello pizzas, zucchini kabobs, spiced pineapple slices.” Three classes are offered each month, and registration is required because space is limited. Classes run from 6-8 p.m. at 400 Indiana St., Suite 220, Golden. Contact Cheryl Rojic at 303-921-2103 or to register.

comIng soon comIng soon/June 28 frIday cInema Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Love offering. Call Kay Ford Johnsen at 720-933-4964 or email comIng soon/June 28-30, JuLy 26-28 camp comforT Dates for Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice’s two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. Over a thousand children have attended Camp Comfort since its establishment in 1995. During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing, and hiking. The

cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

comIng soon/June 29 book sIgnIng Author Lori Holden, a 1980 graduate of Arvada West High School, has just released “The OpenHearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole,” for families involved in adoption. Lori will sign books from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Duncan YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Limited copies will be available onsite. More information, including reviews, can be found at comIng soon/June 29-30 ms rIde The 2013 Newmont Bike MS, presented by Point B, will take place June 29-30. The ride runs from Front Range Community College in Westminster to Colorado State University in Fort Collins and back. The ride will offer three route options: the traditional route that includes the challenge of Horsetooth Reservoir; a shorter and easier base route that does not include Horsetooth Reservoir; and a Saturday afternoon century option for riders seeking an endurance experience. For information or to sign up, visit comIng soon/JuLy 1, JuLy 15 body-mInd yoga Gentle body-mind yoga specifically for beginners and folks managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, and Monday, July 15, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Email comIng soon/JuLy 1 goLf TournamenT Life Care Center of Evergreen and

Elk Run Assisted Living are sponsoring a golf tournament Monday, July 1, at Hiwan Golf Club, for the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with tee-off at 8 a.m. All money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Association to support treatment and research. To sign up, donate or receive more information, contact Edward Kennedy at Life Care Center of Evergreen at 303-674-4500.

comIng soon/JuLy 3, JuLy 17 concerT serIes Evergreen Park & Recreation District presents the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series from 5-9 p.m. every other Wednesday. Bring picnic baskets,

portable chairs and blankets, or buy food and drinks from local vendors while listening music from local students.

The scheduLe is: July 3, Trout Steak Revival, with Whodunnit; July 17, Mighty High Band, with Sneaky Bastards; July 31, Mr. David Booker Swingtet, with Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars; Aug. 14, Highway 55, with Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels; Aug. 28, Tunisia, with Kattie Glassman and Snapshot. The concerts are free, and parking is limited. Visit comIng soon/JuLy 4, aug. 15, aug. 18 summer concerTs Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will perform three concerts in its 2013 summer concert series. The first concert, at 3 p.m. July 4, is at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show. The program is titled Salute the Red, White & Blue. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For its second concert, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, the orchestra has invited The Queen City Jazz Band for an evening of music at the Arvada Center Amphitheater. Tickets are available at or by calling 720-898-7200. The final concert is a free performance at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, at Parfet Park in Golden. Visit www.

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arvada runnIng Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvadaarea high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or

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June 21, 2013

Concert series takes people through musical decades

Whoards; Club By Ashley Reimers es th and The Westminster Promenade’s Summer m. Concert Series is not the typical series. Every year new talent is brought on to perform and each concert is accompanied by a will opportunities to win prizes and experience ries. other entertainment. Music “Some places have the same performers e Red, every year, but we mix it up with different or its acts every year,” said Pam Camelio, prochesducer of the concert series. “We cover the ng whole gamut as far as age and interests. We re also have Kool 105 at all of the concerts and ing they always give out great prizes like cone at cert tickets at Red Rocks.” w. All of the free concerts are from 6:308 p.m. in the gazebo at the Westminster Promenade, 10710 Westminster Blvd., allowing for up-close viewing of the performy ers. This year the theme of the series is music through the decades, starting off with nt the ‘50s, which premiered on June 12 with t and The Juke Brothers, a sock-hop band. exerNext will be the ’60s, with a Woodstock ns, tribute event on June 26 featuring the iconms. ic music of musicians of that generation inion at cluding Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Joe Cocker foun- and Joan Baez. ion. The next two concerts — on July 3 and 17 — will transport people back to the ’70s and ge the ’80s followed by a magical evening of duatentertainment with the Bella Luna Cirque ble Show on Aug. 14. a“Our Cirque show is truly amazing,” ack Camelio said. “There are lots of acrobatic in performances with great music. The show ered usually ends with a giant bubble explosion, da , con- which the kids go crazy for.”


“It’s just a relaxing evening u nder t he s tars. It’s interactive and fun.” Pam Camelio, producer The Aug. 21 date will feature the Chris King Band, a county-Western band from Colorado followed by the final concert of the summer with a special performance from Firefall, a classic soft rock group, on Aug. 28. The final concert is also a fundraiser for the Westminster High School Arts Program and a $1,000 check will be presented to a representative of the school. “What make the concerts so cool is that people can get up close to the performers and actually talk to them after the show,” Camelio said. “It’s just a relaxing evening under the stars. It’s interactive and fun.” Camelio said many people bring picnic dinners and chairs and blankets, or they dine at the many restaurants that are close by. Pets are also welcome. For more information, visit

A couple dances to ’50s music during the debut concert of the Westminster Promenade Summer Concert series on June 12. All summer a variety of concerts will take place in the gazebo at the Westminster Promenade including music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, as well as music from Firefall, a classic soft rock band. Courtesy Photo

Festival brings film experience to town Intendence Film Festival returns with 63 films, workshops and more By Sara Van Cleve For the third year, Olde Town Arvada is home to the Intendence Film Festival, a three-day experience of 63 films from local, national and international filmmakers. Animation, art and experimental, documentaries, features, music videos, science fiction, horror, shorts, webisodes and films done by student filmmakers are featured this year. Filmmakers are from Colorado as well as Japan and Europe. “We’re very fortunate with the types of films we’ve gotten,” said IFF founder and executive director Bob Webb. “They’re amazing films. There are stories you won’t see anywhere else.” One of those films is “A Common Man,” starring Ben Kingsley. “‘A Common Man’ surprised me when I began watching it,” Webb said. “It’s a really interesting twist on a terrorist plot.” “A Common Man” will play at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Arvada Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Another talked-about film is “Sleeping with the Bear” starring Eileen Gruba.

“Sleeping with the Bear” is about a former Olympic-hopeful, Emily, having to overcome challenges and pain of a crippling accident that destroyed her leg and dreams. The short is about friends helping each other overcome life’s obstacles. “She is a very strong advocate for handicapped actors and the film is designed to show that a great actor is a great actor whether they are handicapped or not,” Webb said. “Sleeping with the Bear” plays at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Festival Playhouse. Following the screening of the film, attendees will be able to do a question and answer session via Skype with Gruba, who is currently filming on location in England. The film festival will also feature several other question and answer sessions with filmmakers over Skype or in person. Three workshops are also being offered during the film festival, including Film for Tweens and Teens, the Importance of Sound in Film and Acting for Adults. The workshop for youth will focus on the best way for teens and children 10 -18 to get involved in the film industry and how to avoid scams with advice from talent agents and parents whose children are in the industry. The tweens and teens workshop is free and is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave.

The other two workshops are $10 each. The Importance of Sound in Film is from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Arvada Tavern, 5707 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. and Acting for Adults is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Global Goods and Coffee Shop, 5613 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. “I think what we’re providing is an experience,” Webb said. “It includes seeing films you usually don’t see, the chance to talk to the filmmakers, and it’s small enough that we can really talk to all the people involved and see what they’re about and up to. It’s an interesting fusion.” After-parties will also be held each night after the film festival to allow attendees the chance to mingle with filmmakers and fellow attendees at venues in Olde Town. The festival kick-off is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at DiCicco’s, 5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. The festival will close Sunday, June 30, with an award luncheon at DiCicco’s at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or they can be purchased at the ticket booth in Olde Town Square during the festival. Tickets range from $10-$75 with ticket options ranging from single-day passes to three-day VIP passes. For a full list of films and the schedule for screenings and events, visit

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KindergArTen regisTrATion Vanderhoof Elementary School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area,

you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744.

Women’s neTWorKing group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303438-6783. recurring/Through June 30 degAs exhibiT Foothills Art Center presents “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist” from April 6 to June 30.

The exhibit presents a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’ familiar ballerinas, the exhibit offers a look into his art and life. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Call 303-279-3922 or visit www.

recurring/Through June 30 TheATer shoW The Edge Theatre Company presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from June 7 through June 30 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets available by calling 303-232-0363 or going online to www.

Celebration Air Force Reserve Airman Lawrence E. Lopez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lopez completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare prin-

ciples and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Lopez is the son of Lawrence and Peggy Lopez, of Westminster. He is a 2012 graduate of Standley Lake High School.

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Clear Creek water level running high Runoff currently dangerous for recreation By Glenn Wallace Dangerous runoff conditions, along with a vehicle water recovery effort that occupied much of the city’s rescue personnel, led the City of Golden to close Clear Creek to recreational use on June 12. Water levels, and the rate of recreational swimmers and tubers in the creek were on the rise earlier that week. According to Golden city records, there were three incidents of people in the creek

getting into distress — requiring aid getting out of the water, and/or recovering from the cold water’s effects – from Sunday to Tuesday. No serious injuries were reported. “We helped fish this little 19-year-old tuber out of the creek,” Keifer Logsdon of Greenwood Village said, alongside his friend Bailey Pate on June 10. The two were sunning themselves near a flooded section of the Clear Creek trail, when they said they helped the young man pull himself up the creek bank. “He was yelling ‘Help.’ I thought he was joking, but he wasn’t,” Logsdon said of the tuber. Logsdon described the creek water level as “crazy.” Beginning last week, record high temperatures contributed to higher run-off water volumes along the creek,

leading to portions of the city’s creek-side trails to become flooded beginning on June 12. Flood-prone sections were closed to the public. According to the U.S. Geologic Survey’s Golden monitoring station, the seasonal peak of flow in Clear Creek seems to have occurred in the early morning hours of June 12, at around 1,300 cubic feet per second. The 38-year average creek volume is 680 cubic feet. Last year, the flow for this time of year was only 380 cubic feet due to drought and a warm spring. “It is time consuming. Every time we get a report of an empty tube floating downstream, we have to investigate,” Golden Fire’s Battalion Chief Jerry Stricker said, indicating that the city had received several such calls in recent days.

Due to the conditions, and stretched resources, the city banned all non-professional water recreation in Clear Creek for a day. The ban was lifted Thursday, June 13, but city Public Information Officer Karlyn Tilley said she continues to recommend great caution. “We still urge people to not get in the creek because of the high water levels. And we strongly encourage wearing life vests and helmets if they do,” Tilley said. Stricker said he expects water flows to slowly decrease, perhaps becoming safer for tubers and swimmer later in the summer. For the present however, he says it is not recommended, and describes the current creek water as “powerful and relentless … and cold.”

Postseason failures meant Coach Karl had to go George “The Animal” Steele was a professional wrestler and a bald-headed maniac. He had these crazy, unorthodox ring antics that would confuse the heck out of his opponents — especially during his fits of rage where he would use his mouth to rip the stuffing out of a turnbuckle. Steele’s bizarre behavior endeared him to a generation of wrestling fans. And I thought of him while I was watching another George — Karl, that is — coach his DenYes, Karl has won a whole lot of games in ver Nuggets against the Minnesota Timber- his 25-year NBA head coaching career. He’s wolves earlier this year. amassed more than 1,100 regular-season When Nuggets guard Ty Lawson got wins and has gone 21 straight years without called for a ridiculous foul, George “The having a losing record. Coach” Karl when ballistic in a way that Under Karl, the Nuggets won 423 games would have made George “The Animal” and made the playoffs in each of his nine blush. Arms flailing, his balding head turn- seasons. ing beet red, Karl shoved his own players That success included this season’s 57 and assistant coaches out of his way dur- regular-season-win team, a feat that earned ing an epic, obscenity-laced tirade aimed at Karl Coach of the Year honors. one of the referees. The Nuggets were a high-octane maCITY OF WESTMINSTER The whole thing really should have been chine under Karl and were one of the ORDINANCE NO. 3680 played out in a steel cage instead of on a youngest and most exciting teams in the SERIES OF 2013 CITY OF WESTMINSTER basketball court. NBA. They mayCOUNCILLOR'S not have BILL hadNO. a 20 superstar, INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS It was a sight to see. And no one throws depth at every poORDINANCE NO.a3679but they had incredible Kaiser - Lindsey SERIES OF 2013 fit quite like Karl. sition. COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 18 A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILLORS We won’t see Furious GeorgeINTRODUCED on the NugTHE good 2013 BUDGETS So, Karl did AMENDING some very things OF in Lindsey - Kaiser THE GENERAL, LEGACY RIDGE, HERgets sideline any more. He was fired earlier Denver. ITAGE AT WESTMOOR, GENERAL A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE CAPITAL OUTLAY to REPLACEMENT, this month. But OF a funny thing happens Karl’s NugAMENDING SECTION 5-14-11 THE PARKS OPEN SPACE & TRAILS, AND WESTMINSTER MUNICIPAL CODE GENERALThey CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT And while I’ll miss Karl’s theatrics, Nuggets every postseason. lose — a lot. CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEOUTDOOR AND RECREgets president Josh Kroenke was right SPORTS to When the Nuggets lost to Golden State MENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE ATION FACILITY 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THE put the sleeper hold on George’s tenure in last month, it became the eighth time in FUNDS THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER Denver. nine seasons that Denver exited the first ORDAINS: THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER Section 1. Section 5-14-11, subsection (D) W.M.C, is hereby AMENDED as follows: (D) DEFINITIONS: The following terms shall be defined as provided below. Terms not defined in this subsection (D) shall be defined consistent with State law: “Athletic field” shall mean a prepared surface outdoors for use while playing or participating in an organized sport. "Outdoor Sports and Recreational Facility" shall mean a facility that consists of an athletic field, golf course, tennis court, or some combination thereof. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after second reading. The title and purpose of this ordinance shall be published prior to its consideration on second reading. The full text of this ordinance shall be published within ten (10) days after its enactment after second reading.

Government Legals CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3679 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 18 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Lindsey - Kaiser A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 5-14-11 OF THE WESTMINSTER MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF OUTDOOR SPORTS AND RECREATION FACILITY THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. Section 5-14-11, subsection (D) W.M.C, is hereby AMENDED as follows: (D) DEFINITIONS: The following terms shall be defined as provided below. Terms not defined in this subsection (D) shall be defined consistent with State law: “Athletic field” shall mean a prepared surface outdoors for use while playing or participating in an organized sport. "Outdoor Sports and Recreational Facility" shall mean a facility that consists of an athletic field, golf course, tennis court, or some combination thereof. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after second reading. The title and purpose of this ordinance shall be published prior to its consideration on second reading. The full text of this ordinance shall be published within ten (10) days after its enactment after second reading. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 13th day of May, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 10th day of June, 2013. Published in the Westsider June 21, 2013 00043938

INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 13th day of May, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 10th day of June, 2013. Published in the Westsider June 21, 2013 00043938 CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3680 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 20 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Kaiser - Lindsey A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGETS OF THE GENERAL, LEGACY RIDGE, HERITAGE AT WESTMOOR, GENERAL CAPITAL OUTLAY REPLACEMENT, PARKS OPEN SPACE & TRAILS, AND GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THE FUNDS THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The 2013 appropriation for the General, Legacy Ridge, Heritage at Westmoor, General Capital Outlay Replacement, Parks Open Space & Trails, and General Capital Improvement Funds initially appropriated by Ordinance No. 3655 is hereby increased in aggregate by $14,981,472. This appropriation is due to the receipt of funds from lease proceeds, reimbursements, grants, miscellaneous, rent, cash-in-lieu, permit fees, and transfers. Section 2. The $14,981,472 increase shall be allocated to City Revenue and Expense accounts as described in the City Council Agenda Item dated May 20, 2013 (a copy of which may be obtained from the City Clerk) amending City fund budgets as follows: General Fund $12,280,339 Legacy Ridge Fund (10,372) Heritage at Westmoor Fund 46,000 General Capital Outlay

ORDAINS: Section 1. The 2013 appropriation for the General, Legacy Ridge, Heritage at Westmoor, General Capital Outlay Replacement, Parks Open Space & Trails, and General Capital Improvement Funds initially appropriated by Ordinance No. 3655 is hereby increased in aggregate by $14,981,472. This appropriation is due to the receipt of funds from lease proceeds, reimbursements, grants, miscellaneous, rent, cash-in-lieu, permit fees, and transfers. Section 2. The $14,981,472 increase shall be allocated to City Revenue and Expense accounts as described in the City Council Agenda Item dated May 20, 2013 (a copy of which may be obtained from the City Clerk) amending City fund budgets as follows: General Fund $12,280,339 Legacy Ridge Fund (10,372) Heritage at Westmoor Fund 46,000 General Capital Outlay Replacement Fund 14,480 Parks, Open Space & Trails Fund 2,100 General Capital Improvement Fund 2,648,925 Total $14,981,472 Section 3 – Severability. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be considered as severable. If any section, paragraph, clause, word, or any other part of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be deemed as severed from this ordinance. The invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause, or provision shall not affect the construction or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions, unless it is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that a contrary result is necessary in order for this Ordinance to have any meaning whatsoever. Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after the second reading. Section 5. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment.

round of the playoffs under Karl’s leader- reminded me of the scene in Mel Brooks’ “History of the World Part I,” where penship. And, according to ESPN Stats and In- niless Frenchmen tried to sell everything formation, 41 teams in the history of the from rats to apple cores during the heartNBA won at least 31 of their final 40 regu- less reign of King Louis XVI, just before the lar-season games in an 82-game season. Of French Revolution occurred. “Nothing,” one vagabond shouted to those teams, only six of them lost in the first round of the playoffs. Karl coached three of passersby. “I got absolutely nothing for sale!” those squads. And he actually stood next to a sign that Oh, sure. Nuggets ball is a blast in the regular season. They score a whole lot of said so. George Karl had absolutely nothing points and all their fans get tacos. But trying to play Taco Tempo in the against Golden State. The only thing misspostseason only leads to a heck of a lot of ing was the sign. I admire the courage that Karl showed heartburn. during his two fights with cancer. He’s a surGood teams pack the paint against DenCITY OF WESTMINSTER vivor and I admire his refusal to let cancer ver, forcing the Nuggets to playORDINANCE a half-court NO. 3682 SERIES Denver OF 2013 win. game. Without quality shooters, COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 22 And, like George “The Animal” Steele, — already The Team That Couldn’t Shoot INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Major Straight — becomes a clueless Briggs gang -of Sixth Karl was fun to watch. And Nuggets games A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE at theINCREASPepsi Center were must-see events. Men. ING THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE GENGeorge Steele put fans in the seats, too. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND And the Nuggets didn’t just ERAL lose to GoldAND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTBut his en State, they got lit up like AL a kite being FROM APPROPRIATION THE style 2013 never amounted to anything IN THIS FUND beyond that of a novelty act. flown by Benjamin Franklin. ESTIMATED REVENUES City of Westminster THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER of Proceedings And now, after yetSummary another Nuggets postThey couldn’t stop Stephen Curry. Heck, ORDAINS: season for collapse under Karl, fans left the Nuggets couldn’t stop AnnSection Curry. Den1. The 2013 appropriation the Summary of proceedings of the are WestminGeneral Capital Improvement Fund, iniCity Council meeting of Monday, with aNo. bad tastester in their mouths — one that ver gave up 100 or more points against theby Ordinance tially appropriated 3655 June 10, 2013. Mayor McNally, Mayor Pro is hereby increased This awful apTem Winter, and Councillors Atchison, tastes an lot like turnbuckle stuffing. Warriors four times that series,propriation including a by $110,721. is due to the appropriation of Briggs, Kaiser, Lindsey, and Major were 2012 carryover. present at roll call. 131-point disaster in Game Two. Section 2. The $110,721 increase in the And how did Karl respondGeneral to what the Capital Improvement Fund shall The minutes of the regular meeting of May be allocated to City revenue and expense 20, 2013, were approved as presented. underdog Warriors threw at accounts his Nuggets as described in the City Council Agenda Item 10 C, dated May 20, 2013,sports Service Awards were presented emAside from column writing, VictoVela team? What were his adjustments? I dunno. (a copy of which may be obtained from the ployees who recently celebrated 20 years covers the Legislature and I still don’t know what Karl was toincreasing that City Cityup Clerk) fund budgets of employment with other the City. beats for as follows: Colorado Community Media. Follow him on series. General Capital Mayor McNally issued proclamations to: Improvement Fund $110,721 recognize Lucas Droste for achieving the Twitter: @VicVela1 Karl’s coaching against Golden State Total $110,721 rank of Eagle Scout; and to declare the

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week of June 17 to be Small Business Week in the City.

Council approved the following items: Fleet Maintenance cumulative purchases of over $50,000; 87th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard Lift Station Replacement Project budget transfer; 2013 Open Drainage Maintenance Contract; 2013 Wastewater Collection System Point Repairs Contract; Standley Lake Bypass Project Design Contract Amendment; Purchase of 9.91-acre Hewit-Hawn Property at SE Corner of 112th Avenue & Sheridan Boulevard for Open Space; Colorado Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Coalition Grant Application for Little Dry Creek Regional Storm Water Detention; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 18 Amending Recreation Facility Definition in Section 5-14-11, W.M.C.; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 20 re 2013 1st Quarter Budget Supplemental Appropriation; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 21 re Christopher Fields Concessionaire Agreement; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 22 re Early Supplemental Appropriation of FY2012 Carryover Funds; and the 6th amended Wandering View PDP and 10th Amended Wandering View Filing 4, 1st Replat ODP.

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Section 3 – Severability. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be considered as severable. If any section, paragraph, clause, word, or any other part of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be deemed as severed from this ordinance. The invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause, or provision shall not affect the construction or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions, unless it is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that a contrary result is necessary in order for this Ordinance to have any meaning whatsoever. Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after the second reading. Section 5. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3682 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 22 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Briggs - Major A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THIS FUND THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The 2013 appropriation for the General Capital Improvement Fund, initially appropriated by Ordinance No. 3655 is hereby increased by $110,721. This appropriation is due to the appropriation of 2012 carryover. Section 2. The $110,721 increase in the General Capital Improvement Fund shall be allocated to City revenue and expense accounts as described in the City Council Agenda Item 10 C, dated May 20, 2013, (a copy of which may be obtained from the City Clerk) increasing City fund budgets as follows: General Capital Improvement Fund $110,721 Total $110,721 Section 3 – Severability. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be considered as severable. If any section, paragraph, clause, word, or any other part of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be deemed as severed from this ordinance. The invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause, or provision shall not affect the construction or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions, unless it is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that a contrary result is necessary in order for this Ordinance to have any meaning whatsoever. Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after the second reading. Section 5. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE


INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 20th day of May, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 10h day of June, 2013. Published in the Westsider June 21, 2013 00043946 City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Summary of proceedings of the Westminster City Council meeting of Monday, June 10, 2013. Mayor McNally, Mayor Pro Tem Winter, and Councillors Atchison, Briggs, Kaiser, Lindsey, and Major were present at roll call. The minutes of the regular meeting of May 20, 2013, were approved as presented. Service Awards were presented to employees who recently celebrated 20 years of employment with the City. Mayor McNally issued proclamations to: recognize Lucas Droste for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and to declare the week of June 17 to be Small Business Week in the City. Council approved the following items: Fleet Maintenance cumulative purchases of over $50,000; 87th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard Lift Station Replacement Project budget transfer; 2013 Open Drainage Maintenance Contract; 2013 Wastewater Collection System Point Repairs Contract; Standley Lake Bypass Project Design Contract Amendment; Purchase of 9.91-acre Hewit-Hawn Property at SE Corner of 112th Avenue & Sheridan Boulevard for Open Space; Colorado Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Coalition Grant Application for Little Dry Creek Regional Storm Water Detention; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 18 Amending Recreation Facility Definition in Section 5-14-11, W.M.C.; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 20 re 2013 1st Quarter Budget Supplemental Appropriation; final passage on second reading of

Council conducted a public hearing to consider the Amended PDP and ODP for Wandering View. Council passed the following resolutions: Resolution No. 18 making appointments to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions; and Resolution No. 19 designating the Official newspaper of the City. Council passed the following Councillors’ Bills on first reading: A BILL FOR AN ORDINANC E AMENDING SECTIONS 8-4-1, 8-4-3, 8-4-4, 8-6-14, 8-6-15, 8-6-16, 8-7-3, 8-7-7, 8-7-13, 8-7-20, 8-7-21, 8-7-22, 8-7-27, 8-8-5, 8-11-3, 8-11-5, 8-11-9, 8-11-10, 8-11-11, 8-11-12, 8-12-1, 8-12-5 AND 8-12-8 OF THE WESTMINSTER MUNICIPAL CODE AS HOUSEKEEPING MEASURES THROUGH MARCH 2013. Purpose: to adopt housekeeping modifications to specific sections within Title VIII, W.M.C., entitled Health and Sanitation. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH CONTINUUM PARTNERS FOR THE WHOLE FOODS MARKET. Purpose: to authorize EDA for the relocation of Whole Foods Market to Bradburn Village. The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m. By Order of the Westminster City Council Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider June 21, 2013 00043936



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The art in the Perception – Color-Line-Pattern exhibit shows how artists use three artistic building blocks to create stimulating designs. This piece is titled “The Jester” by Ted Rehm. Photos by Courtesy of Arvada Center

Eye of the beholder Art exhibits at Arvada Center challenge perceptions

By Clarke Reader


olors, lines and patterns are some of the basic building blocks of art, but so much can be accomplished with these three elements. New exhibits at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., all examine the ways artists use these elements to If you go intrigue and exWHAT: Perception: ercise the eye. Color, Line, Pattern, Victor Perception: Vasarely - Works on Paper, Color │ Line │ Yaacov Agam - Works on Pattern collects Paper the works of 21 artists who exWHERE: Arvada Center, periment with 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., these elements. Arvada Victor Vasarely WHEN: Through Aug. 25, — Works on paMonday through Friday - 9 per and Yaacov a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday Agam — Works 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday on paper, take a - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. look at two masters of the craft. COST: Free All three exhibits INFORMATION: 720run through Aug. 898-7200 or visit www. 25 in the Center’s three galleries. Both Vasarely and Agam are fathers of the “op” art movement, which “Data Crash 5” by Sara Hughes Courtesy of Arvada Center sprung out of the abstract and minimalist styles, hitting its peak in the 1960s, according to curatorial assistant Kristin Plastique.” In this language, colors and Bueb. shapes — the alphabet’s letters — are “I really connect the op movement manipulated to create unique works that with the kinetic movement because they go beyond two dimensions. both rely on movement in unique ways,” The work of both men require the said Arvada Center exhibition manager viewer to move as they look at the works and curator Collin Parson. “We received to get the full effect of each piece. Many the works from collector David Good- of the works leap out at the viewer, and man, and this collection has never been what can be seen in the art will change shown before.” as the viewer’s perspective does. Parson noted that both Vasarely and The influence of Vasarely and Agam Agam were painters, and what is on dis- can still be found in modern art, and has play is screen prints of their works. branched out into the fashion world, as Bueb said that both artists were inter- well. ested in using colors, lines and patterns “We have some examples of fashion to create a new artistic language — a goal influenced by Vasarely’s designs on disVasarely succeed in with his “Alphabet play,” Bueb said. “Even as recently as this

Fifteen Denver-area chefs were fired up June 12 to compete for top slider honors during the fifth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway’s Cherry Creek, a benefit for the Denver Health Foundation. Roughly 1,000 attendees scarfed down sliders made from between-the-bun ingredients that varied from wild boar (Elise Wiggins, Panzano) to country ham with pickled green tomato (Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall) to grilled watermelon (Paul Reilly, Beast + Bottle). The winners of the slider smackdown were determined by popular vote as well as chefs’ choice. People’s choice: First — Tyler Wiard and Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek. Second — Troy Guard of TAG, TAG Raw Bar and TAG Burger Bar. Third — Steve Ballas of Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs. Chefs’ choice: First — Troy Guard. Second — Max MacKissock of Squeaky Bean. Third — Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall. Worth noting: I’ve attended all five Hot Rocks events, and this year the chefs kicked it up a notch on the side dishes that accompanied the sliders. Standouts included Guard’s five-grain salad, Robert Bogart’s (Elway’s Downtown) potato and black bean salad (I heard one slider slurper say, “I wish I could buy that stuff!”), Reilly’s braised collard greens and Jasinski’s mixed melon salad.

Hollywood transforms Denver

year, you can still see they way the fashion world has used his designs.” To compliment the Vasarely and Agam exhibits, the Perception exhibition brings together 21 artists and spans 63 years (the oldest work is from 1951). According to Parson, many of the perception art pieces came out of the first hippie communes and counter-culture centers. The pieces vary in style and medium, from images that give the appearance of 3D, to 3D works that give the appearance of being 2D. There are also interactive video installations that take the colors the viewer is wearing and integrate them into the piece.

Did the Paramount Theatre, downtown Denver’s historical performance center, change its name to Paramount New York? It did for one day. On June 12, Hollywood moved east to the Mile High City to shoot the feature film “Dear Eleanor,” starring Jessica Alba, Luke Wilson, Paul Johansson, Ione Skye, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Isabelle Fuhrman. The production caused quite a stir among downtown workers and passersby who spotted the new name on the marquee as well as all the vintage automobiles parked along Glenarm Place. The storyline follows two best friends who travel cross-country in the 1960s to meet Eleanor Roosevelt, their childhood hero. Other Denver venues playing cameo roles in the movie are LoDo and the Mayan Theater. One local notable who landed a part in the film is Rekha Ohal, the exotic and lovely piano player who is a regular at Elway’s Cherry Creek. Ohal posted on her Facebook page: “My gig today: playing the part of a piano player in 1962 for a movie that’s being filmed in Denver. At least I know how to play the piano! The rest I’ll have to figure out as I go along.” For more details on the Denver-centric movie, go to www.onlocationvacations. com/2013/06/12/dear-eleanor-starringjessica-alba-spotted-filming-in-downtowndenver-co-today/. Parker continues on Page 22


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Shanahan’s, the popular steak place in the Denver Tech Center, launches its concert Rockin’ Fridays On the Patio on July 5. Here’s the lineup: July 5, Phatt Daddy; July 12, Mary Louise Lee; July 19, Hot Lunch; July 26, Dotsero; Aug. 2, Funkiphino; Aug. 9, Tunisia; Aug. 16, Moderators; Aug. 23, Thumpin; and Aug. 30, The Spin. Music plays from 6 to 10 p.m. The concert menu features a three-course $110 dinner for two, and hand-crafted Stoli cocktails for $10. There’s a $50 food and beverage minimum per person for all reserved patio seating. Reservations: or by calling 303-770-7300.

Landmark hosts `Rollin’ Dreams’

If you love cars and food (who doesn’t?), the Rollin’ Dreams Summer Festival is coming to the Landmark in Greenwood Village on June 22. The Rollin’ Dreams nonprofit organization and the DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the fundraiser. Proceeds benefit Rollin’ Dreams, which was formed in honor of Austin Williams, a car enthusiast and student at ThunderRidge High School who battled Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer. Thanks to community support, Williams received his “dream car,” a 1972 Chevy Chevelle, before his death in March. Austin’s pristine Chevelle will be one of 200 spectacular cars on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 (14 years and over), $5 (7-13) and kids under 6 are free. Purchase tickets at or call 303290-9922. Tickets include access to sample food, micro-brews and beverages from some of Denver’s top restaurants and micro-breweries. “When we first were introduced to Austin and his family, we, like everybody, were inspired by the passion they had for cars and for helping other families,” said DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber CEO John Herbers.

Dancing the night away

Do you love dancing, like I do? Then Arvada Center is the place to be on June 27, when five Colorado dance companies perform at DanceFest at the facility at 6901 N. Wadsworth Blvd. You’ll enjoy the creative dance talents of 7dancers, Fiesta Colorado, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Kim Robards Dance and Wonderbound. All five dance groups will perform in a finale. For tickets or more information, visit

Beggin’ for bacon? Back for its third year, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour comes sizzling back to Keystone from 1 to 6 p.m. June 22 and 23. Bacon lovers can pork out on pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired cuisine accompanied by free live music from Hamilton Loomis, the Steeldrivers and Hell’s Belles. Wash down the royal piggy with Bacon Bloody Marys or cucumber vodka ice tea. To quote the BRBT organizers, “Much like the Crusaders revolutionized the lives of Europeans by introducing a large variety of spices from the East, The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour travels to places like Colorado to transform the lives of bacon lovers by introducing a variety of bacons and bacon-inspired dishes from around the world. Of course, we like to do all this while tossing back a few cold beers!” For more information and to buy tickets, go to php/bacon-tour/.

Arvada bakery raises food bank

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Rheinlander Bakery’s 50th anniversary celebration and Bake Out Hunger campaign raised $10,570 to benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank. The four-day festivities (June 6-9) to commemorate the bakery’s 50th anniversary earmarked 50 percent of its sales to the food bank and also held a series of special events that raised additional funds. “We are thrilled to have had such a great turnout,” said Ed and Maro Dimmer, owners of Rheinlander Bakery. “On behalf of ourselves and our staff, we extend our gratitude to our community and everyone who supported us with their purchases and their contributions as well as all who provided us with assistance in planning and executing this event.” Rheinlander Bakery will present a check to the Arvada Community Food Bank during the Arvada City Council meeting at 6 p.m. on August 5.

Cima out, Maya in

Renowned chef Richard Sandoval, who heads an international restaurant empire which includes Tamayo, Zengo, Al Lado and La Sandia in Denver, repositioned his culinary presence at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, and recently opened Maya in place of the more upscale Cima. Maya, a Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, is designed to bring a more upbeat casual dining experience than the more formal Cima.


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Fox Hollow golf course second to none in experience Course is celebrating 20th anniversary this August By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD — Five minutes from Red Rocks and just 15 minutes from downtown Denver sits one of Colorado’s best golf courses. Fox Hollow, the Lakewood municipal golf course that feels and looks more like a private golf club, has just wrapped up its second decade of overwhelming success. The golf course is celebrating its 20th anniversary this August and although Fox Hollow has been challenging Colorado golfers since 1993, if you come to the course for the first time you may think it’s brand new. “The trees are certainly all 20 years older but we like to think Fox Hollow is always continuing to stay modernized,” Fox Hollow head professional Craig Parzybok said. “We want the course to be as welcoming and inviting to our guests as possible.” Not satisfied with just 18 holes? Well, Fox Hollow offers three different and very unique nine hole experiences. The Canyon: Negotiate a challenging plunge down narrow Coyote Gulch, including Fox Hollow’s signature fifth hole. This 445-yard, par 4 hole includes an 80foot elevation drop from the end of the fairway to the green. The Meadow: Swing into this streamside nine, where Bear Creek and other water hazards sparkle amid ancient cottonwood trees. The Links: Unwind on a Scottish-style nine set against a sweeping vista of the Rocky Mountain foothills rising steeply to the west. With five sets of tees, golfers of every ability will feel at home. Fox Hollow was one of the first golf courses in the nation designed to be completely accessible to golfers with disabilities.

A father and son work on their golf game on one of Fox Hollow’s large practices areas. Photo by Daniel Williams “With our five sets of tees you can come out here and play a very long course for the big hitters, but you can also play a small course if you wish,” Parzybok said. In addition, your round of golf could potentially turn into a wildlife viewing area. Just moments from the Rocky Mountains, Fox Hollow is also known to host a variety of wildlife. “Fox Hollow is hands down one of the best public courses around Denver,” said Tom Craine, a Fox Hollow regular. “The scenery is second to none, there is great

value and you have three different courses to choose from. In 1994 Golf Digest nationally recognized and awarded Fox Hollow as the No. 2 “Best New Course in America,” and Golf Digest and Colorado Golf magazines have consistently recognized Fox Hollow as a “Top 10 Public Golf Course in Colorado.” It also features an award-winning clubhouse. The City of Lakewood also maintains Homestead Golf Course. A very popular course in its own right, Homestead is one of two Lakewood golf courses with

magnificent views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Fox Hollow and Homestead offer a unique mix of terrain types and course challenges. Nestled next to Bear Creek Lake Park and the Rocky Mountain foothills, both courses offer an opportunity for escape and relaxation with tranquil lakes, quiet streams and spectacular vistas. Fox Hollow Golf Course is located on Morrison Road a half mile west of Kipling Parkway and 3 1/2 miles east of C470 in Lakewood.

Pomona’s Klatt to leave RMAC Football Media Day set for August state for Fox Sports 1 Athlete turned radio personality will soon turn into TV star By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com ARVADA — Pomona’s own Joel Klatt has officially hit the big-time. Not that the former Colorado Buffaloes starting quarterback wasn’t always a regional star. But now the rest of the nation will soon get to know Klatt as he will leave Colorado to join Fox’s new national sports network “Fox Sports 1” starting in July. Klatt was a multi-sport star at Pomona before going to University of Colorado where he was the program’s first three-year starter since Kordell Stewart. Klatt went on to play in the Padres’ minor league system, as well as the NFL for a stint with the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions. After his playing days, Klatt has since worked in sports talk radio for a few different stations in town, before taking a job with Root Sports, where he is a part of the Colorado Rockies on air team. The definition of an all-American boy who made it big, Klatt caught the eye of Fox Sports who quickly locked him up to a multiyear deal. Already having experience call-

ing college football games from the broadcast booth for FSN Rocky Mountain, Root Sports and Fox, Klatt was a natural fit for the job. But that also means Klatt will be forced to move his family out of Colorado and to Los Angeles. Klatt said he doesn’t know what his exact role will be with Fox Sports 1, but it may include work as a studio host and also being a presence in college football booths. Klatt’s move will happen July 1 and Fox Sports 1. The outlet is being launched as a direct competition to ESPN. Fox Sports 1 has already hired over 200 sportscasters and personalities, and will debut Aug. 17. Joel was coached by his father, Gary Klatt, the head coach at Pomona High School. As a junior on defense he had four interceptions playing in the secondary, helping the team to a 10-3 record, winning the Jeffco league championship. As a senior at quarterback, Klatt was 78-125 passes (62.4 percent) for 1,250 yards and 16 touchdowns leading the team to a 5-5 record and earning second-team all-state honors. He also played basketball (three-time letterman) at guard and baseball primarily at shortstop earning first-team all-state his senior year and helped his team to runner-up in the state tournament.

Cross country, swimming and diving also honored for academics

By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com GOLDEN - Summer is nearly in full swing but the football season is also just around the corner. Colorado School of Mines head football coach Bob Stitt will address the media as part of the eighth annual RMAC Football Media Day, which is set for Monday, Aug. 5, at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel. Each of RMAC’s 10 head coaches will take questions about the upcoming season between 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The 2013 RMAC Football Preseason Coaches poll and awards will be released on August 5. The Orediggers concluded the 2012 campaign with a 6-5 record and a 4-5 mark in the RMAC.


The Colorado School of Mines women’s cross country team as well as the men’s swimming and diving team were both honored as the inaugural recipient of the RMAC’s Brechler Award, given to the top academic team in each of the conference’s 21 sports. Backed by a conference-

Mines football coach Bob Still coaching up his team during the 2012 season. Courtesy of Mines Athletics leading six RMAC First Team All-Academic selections, Mines men’s swimming and diving, the No. 2-ranked CSCAA Scholar AllAmerica team, totaled a collective 3.32 GPA. The Orediggers’ women’s cross country team featured a team GPA of 3.65, fourth-highest across all sports. Only student-athletes who used a season of competition during the 2012-13 school year were considered. The total quality points for both semesters divided by the total number of credits for both semesters determined the team GPA. Team GPAs

were submitted to the RMAC office by each school’s director of compliance. Plaques for each team will be presented at the 2013 RMAC Hall of Fame and Awards banquet on Friday, July 12, at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel. The award is named after Paul W. Brechler, the first Commissioner of the RMAC (1976-90), who along with his wife, Wanda, were the first inductees into the RMAC Hall of Fame. Brechler previously served as athletic director at the University of Iowa and was Commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference.


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Jeffco Stadium has been the center for all things high school track and field for 29 of the last 31 state championships. Photos by Daniel Williams

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LAKEWOOD — Jeffco Stadium is getting a makeover. The host of 29 of the last 31 high school track and field state championships is getting a new track after 16 years, as well as a couple other renovations. Construction started last month and competition is expected before the start of the football season. “We consider ourselves as one of the premiere high school stadiums so it is important to continue to maintain the stadium at the highest level,” said Ezra Paddock, manager of stadium operations The near 60-year-old stadium’s track is getting updated with the latest in track & field technology. While the stadium just successfully hosted yet another CHSAA Track and Field State Championship, the track itself was one past its 15 year expiration date. No injuries or problems were reported regarding the old track, but there was some natural wear and tear. The stadium’s track was stripped of its surface and any of the near foot thick asphalt that needs to be patched will be repaired. The new surface that will be put onto the course is known as the “sandwich

system.” It basically has a base, or a pad, so water doesn’t pass through it. The top layer is then coated with a structural spray, translating to the new track lasting twice as long and also being softer on athlete’s bodies. “I think there is going to be some records broken in the next state tournament,” Paddock said. “This track will definitely be faster.” The company doing the construction is Renner Sports Surfaces, the same company that installed the last track 16 years ago. In addition, the stadium is also having a drainage issue on the west side of the stadium dealt with. A giant trench along the front of the home crowd stands has already been dug. “It was draining very slowly so in any big weather event we would have standing water. So this will be a dream maintenancewise,” Paddock said. Finally, the stadium is getting conduit and power underneath the track for the first time. “In the era if digital timing everything is done with a camera at the finish line. We used to have to wire overhead and will no long have to do that,” Paddock said. Jeffco Stadium hosts 20 to 30 track meets a year, as well as 4A and 5A Jeffco high school football games. Paddock and his maintenance team of about 10 people also handle Trailblazer Stadium, Lakewood Memorial Field and North Area Athletic Complex.

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