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North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 30
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Faire full of fun for all Westminster to roll out city event Aug. 10 By Ashley Reimers
Eggplants and green and red peppers are just a few items sold by Miller Farms at a variety of farmers markets in Westminster. Photos by Ashley Reimers
Farmers markets provide fresh, organic produce By Ashley Reimers
uying fresh and local produce is becoming more and more popular in Colorado. For Westminster residents, three different farmers markets in the city are providing the community opportunities to not only buy organic fruits and vegetables, but also buy other products made and produced locally. Nathan Mudd runs the Arvada/ Westminster farmers market at O’Toole’s Garden Center, 9400 Wadsworth Parkway in Westminster. The market is an extension of the Arvada Farmers Market and happens 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. Mudd said the location is great right off Wadsworth Boulevard and every week the number of people attending seems to be growing as well as the number of vendors. “What’s amazing about this market is it is a growing market. We have about 25 steady vendors each week but our goal is to have more than 40 this year,” he said. “Our passion is localism and we believe growing the local economy is the key to happier, healthier people who have a sense of community and sense of a better environment.” To help out the farmers market vendors even more, Mudd is launching a website called LocalRadius.net, which gives merchants the opportunity to sell their items through an online outlet. He said people can go on the website and order their produce Growing continues on Page 20
Westminster Faire is bigger and better this year with even more fun and free activities being offered to the community. And for the first time, the Westminster Faire, on Aug. 10, is happening in conjunction with Westminster Day, giving the community even more opportunities to enjoy what the city has to offer all day long. “This year is really going to be a lot of fun because people can participate in other activities that just the faire,” said Heather Hammarstrom, recreation specialist for the city. “So if people don’t necessarily want to head down to the fair, they can still have a lot of fun with many other activities.” Westminster Day starts with the family-friendly 5K/10K Holy Cow Stampede starting at 8 a.m. at the Christopher Fields Softball Complex, 5875 W. 104th Ave. Preregistration is $25, which includes a T-shirt ($20 without a shirt). Race day fees are $30, including the T-shirt ($25 without). To register, visit www.cityofwestminster.us. For those golfers out there, the city is offering free buckets of range balls from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Heritage and Legacy Ridge golf courses and free yoga is also being offered 7-8 a.m. at City Park, 92nd Avenue and Yates Street. Following the race and the yoga is a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. at City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. “Another great thing happening during the day is free admission at all of the city recreation centers,” Hammarstrom said. “There will be fun activities as well as those places.” The Westminster Faire, which was voted Faire continues on Page 20
A group of kids play magnetic fishing at the Westminster Recreational Facilities booth at the Westminster Faire last year. This year’s event is in conjunction with Westminster Day with a variety of activities happening throughout the city. File photo
Miller Farms, out of Platteville, is a regular at three farmers markets in Westminster — the market at The Orchard Town Center, the market at O’Toole’s Garden Center and the market at 88th Avenue and Harlan Street — selling a variety of produce including potatoes, corn, carrots, garlic and tomatoes.
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Corrections leaving Colfax option Commissioners look for another site for transition program By Amy Woodward
email@example.com Jeffco’s Board of County Commissioners announced it abandoned efforts to build a correctional facility near West Colfax and Wide Acres road, and will scout for
another location. “We are no longer looking at that site along Wide Acres road for that facility,” said Kathryn Heider, public information officer for Jeffco. The commissioners directed Ralph Schell, county administrator, to suspend the proposed exchange agreement scheduled for approval on Aug. 6 at the next commissioner’s business meeting. The deal received little support by some Jeffco residents, more than 30 of whom attended the commissioners’
SCHOOL NOTES The Power of One Charity seeks participants and sponsors for fundraiser
The Power of One Charity will hold a golf tournament fundraiser at 9 a.m. on Aug. 5, at the Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Blvd. in Broomfield. The Power of One Charity was created in memory of Andrew James Dollaghan, son of Silver Creek Elementary Principal Judi Madsen and Brian Stanley. Since 2009, more than $17,000 in college scholarships have been awarded to Adams 12 Five Star Schools students. This year alone, nine Five Star District students earned Power of One scholarships. To participate in the golf tournament or sponsor a team, call 720-261-1760 or 303-903-5698. For more information about the Power of One Charity visit www. powerofonecharity.org.
meeting on July 23. “Your constituents are very concerned,” said Rob Thorsheim who, like many others in attendance at the commissioner’s meeting, said they felt blindsided by the pending deal and wanted to stop the exchange. Jeffco is looking to build a new 58,000-square-foot corrections facility as part of the county’s Community Corrections Program. The county entered into a land exchange agreement with Colorado Invest-
WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Bike lanes installed on Legacy Ridge Parkway On-street bike lanes have been installed on Legacy Ridge Parkway from 104th Avenue to 112th Avenue. The bike lanes were installed in conjunction with the city’s street resurfacing program, which accommodated the re-striping of the street to include bike lanes. Legacy Ridge Parkway is identified as a bike lane route on the city’s 2030 Bicycle Master Plan found online at www. ci.westmister.co.us.
Do you have an emergency plan? Severe weather season is here. The city has emergency plans in place, however in a large-scale emergency, everyone has to do their part. Here are some tips: Register phone numbers associated with your home address at www.your911. net to receive phone alerts (commonly
called reverse 911). Landlines should automatically be in the system, but you should also register your mobile phone to tie it to a physical address. You can also sign up for email and text message alerts. Enter personal emergency information on www.smart911.com for dispatchers to access only if you call 911. Medical conditions, medications, how many people/pets live in your household and much more can be entered and just may be a life-saver in an emergency. Have emergency kits in your car and at home. Visit www.readycolorado.com for a list of items. Talk about what you would do in an emergency with your family. Have young children practice dialing 911 and know what kind of emergencies merit a 911 call. Visit www.readycolorado.com for worksheets to sketch out a plan for different emergencies and for guides about what
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Barnum printing site demolition In the coming weeks the old Barnum Printing building at 3151 West 68th Ave., will be demolished to make way for the new South Westminster rail line and Little Dry Creek Park and open space. The site is currently located where a future lake will be built, which will serve as regional detention for storm water runoff. The Westminster Station will be located at approximately 71st Avenue and Irving Street in South Westminster and RTD projects that the station will be open and operational by spring 2016. The station will be an end-of-the-line station until additional funding for future phases of the FasTracks Northwest Rail to Boulder and Longmont is identified.
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ment and Development Company in 2012. The agreement allowed the company to buy the property at Colfax in order to build a new corrections facility, and then swap the site for the New York Building on Kendall Street, which currently operates as the county’s transition house for released offenders. According to County Commissioner Casey Tighe, the county has no replacement site under consideration at this time. He said the commissioners are reviewing the entire site-selection process.
OPINION: Michael Alcorn stresses importance of owning up to humility. Page 6
OPINION: Columnist Andrea Doray takes a look at favorite “signs” of trouble. Page 7 LIFE: “The House of Blue Leaves” explores fame in America. Page 17
SPORTS: A visit to Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. Page 22
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Sidekicks for Sight raisers prep pups to be guide dogs
By Sara Van Cleve
Editor’s Note: This is part one in a weekly, three-part series on service dog. or many people who are blind, their guide dog is more than just m their eyes. e., “When a person depends e that much on a dog and a dog ttle te is depends that much on them, I don’t think ill you can even Lending a eten- describe it unless you’ve experienced it,” said Bryan Goings, a d puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for pen the Blind. “You ationcan really see how helping paw close they are. A the lot of blind people nd describe them as their soulmates. My first dog, his handler says he’s his everything, from his ice breaker to his traveling compadre.” But before guide dogs can put on their harness and act as the eyes for their owners, before they even are trained to become a guide dog, they are taught how to be good citizens by their puppy raisers. Goings of Castle Rock, who graduated from Castle View High School this year, got involved with Sidekicks for Sight, the Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raising club in Littleton, during his freshman year of high school. Since then, he has raised two dogs that have gone on to be paired with blind owners, and is currently raising his third — 13-month-old Armand. Sidekicks for Sight, the Littleton puppy-raising club for Guide Dogs for the Blind, is raising six puppies that could go on to become guide dogs one day. “Basically we teach them basic obedience, good house behaviors and socialize them to the outside world,” said Barb O’Connor, a leader for Sidekicks for Sight who has raised 17 puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind herself. “As Guide Dogs says, `We’re not raising guide dogs, we’re raising puppies to be good citizens with the opportunity to become guide dogs.’” When the puppies are eight to nine weeks old, they are transported via puppy truck from San Rafael to their raisers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah or Washington, where they will call home for the next year. While with their raisers, the puppies do
Vladimir, a five-month-old black Labrador, is one of six puppies currently being raised by Sidekicks for Sight. The puppy raising club teaches puppies basic obedience and socializes them until they are about 15 months old, at which point they return to Guide Dogs for the Blind in California or Oregon to receive formal guide dog training and, if they are fit for the program, to be paired with a blind person. Photo by Sara Van Cleve everything their raisers do. “We’d go to school together and he’d just walk by my side, get socialized with everything,” Goings said. “There’s a lot in a high school, so it’s a really good place for him. There’s a lot of different distractions, but he learned to lay by my side and calm down when I’m in class, and then we’re up and off to the next class. Each day is really different. Just as you go to a different place every day, he does the same.” Though Armand is in training while he’s in public with his vest on, he still gets to enjoy being a puppy. “When he’s at home, he’s a puppy,” Goings said. “He can play with his toys, visit with us, whatever.” During the year the puppies are with their raisers, they learn many basic obedience skills using a mix of praise and food rewards, Among the things the puppies learn are how to walk on the left side of their handler, to not eat food off the ground, how to stay focused on their handler despite distractions, when it’s appropriate to relieve themselves (when the handler says “Do your business”) and the basics such as sit, stay, lay down and go to bed. “I don’t feel as much that it’s breaking bad habits, since they come new not
knowing anything, but more building up new habits, teaching them new behaviors and working on it really consistently,” Goings said. “You have to be on top of it. You have to be as consistent as possible so they learn what’s expected, and they’re more reliable. By that point, they enjoy it.” When the puppies are between about 15 and 18 months old, they get back on the puppy truck and return to the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus to receive complete physicals and get ready for their guide dog training. If a dog doesn’t pass an aspect of their physical, due to bad hips or elbow dysplasia, for example, the raisers are given the option of adopting them as a pet. If the dog passes its physical, it’s time to go to “puppy college.” “Once they go in for training, they have eight phases they go through,” O’Connor said. “Starting with the basics, they evaluate obedience skills and reinforce them and take them out to work with the harness. They start out in quieter places and take them to busier places where there is traffic and distractions.” After they go through the eight stages, the puppies are ready to be paired with a person who is blind and they learn together how to be guide dog and how to
have a guide dog. “They keep working with them, honing their skills, and then they are looking for a partner,” O’Connor said. “They take the application of a blind person and see if they want a quieter dog, or one that’s good in heavy traffic or good with little kids, and match up dogs with a blind person based on their preference. The person and the dog go into class and stay at the dorms. It’s a two-week class with an instructor there.” The entire trip to the campuses in Oregon and California are free for the person who is blind training with their future guide dog. “A really big thing they teach them, which I think is cool, is what is called intelligent disobedience,” Goings said. “For example, if the person tells them to cross the street, but a car is coming or some danger like that, the dog will refuse to go because it knows that the person can’t see that and it knows something the blind person does not. I don’t know how they do it, but that’s really cool to me.” If the puppy successfully completes all levels of training, he and his new owner participate in a graduation ceremony that the puppy raisers often attend. “You get to see the dog again and meet the person,” O’Connor said. “It’s their decision to keep in touch, but almost everybody keeps in contact.” Goings said he went to his first dog’s graduation and his new owner has become a very close friend. About 60 percent of dogs raised by puppy raisers become guide dogs; other dogs may not be fit for that kind of work or have a health issue, but they can have a career change and become a therapy dog or another type of service dog, or become a really great pet, O’Connor said. Goings said it can be tough giving up the puppies after bonding with them and raising them, but knowing the difference they’ll make in someone’s life makes it all worth it. O’Connor likens it to a child getting married. “It’s rewarding to see,” she said. “People say ‘How can you give them up?’ It’s like a child that got married. They’re with a new person in a new relationship that is fulfilling and loving for both parties. That’s how you do it. It’s not easy, but that’s a good analogy. You’re sending them off to be in a grown up relationship. You’re done with the puppy part and you’ve done the training part, now it’s up to the dog and the handler.”
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stories weave spells in visits to schools Jeffco group looking for more storytellers By Clarke Reader
email@example.com Storytelling is an art, and the members of the Jeffco Spellbinders organization have the art down to a “T.” The Jeffco chapter of the national organization currently has about 70 storytellers going out to schools, churches and senior centers all over the county, using the ancient art of storytelling to entertain. Those interested in joining the organization have the chance, with new training starting on Aug. 10. “The organization itself has been around for about 19 years,” said LaRene Wolfe, the new chapter leader of the Spellbinders. “1999 was when our chapter started.” Beverly Brayden founded the Jeffco chapter. The group is made up entirely of volunteers — many of whom are retired teachers — who still have a love for working with children and educating them about the power of words. “When I was a teacher we had an artist in residence who was a storyteller, and I remember thinking when I retired that’s something I’d like to do,” Wolfe said. “It’s really a great kid fix for teachers who are retired.” Linda Boettcher, the chapter’s former leader, has been a member since 2001, and said the growth of the organization has been amazing to see.
“We go to places like the grocery store and on walks and we get kids who recognize us,” she said. “We usually have more requests for storytellers than we have people to send.” According to Boettcher, most of the Spellbinders are known in the community, so they are able to set up partnerships with nearby schools to come and tell stories. The organization does have a volunteer coordinator who works on outreach as well. Hearing stories not only helps students build up their imagination, but also is a great way to teach students, Wolfe said. “I try to use stories that are tied into the curriculum of what they’re doing in school,” she said. “We will also point out features of stories like beginning, middle and end, to help them grasp these concepts.” For those interested in taking part in the program, there is a four-session training process, that adds up to about 12 hours of practice. In the sessions people will learn things like voice projection, gesture, voice changes for characters and keeping a story flowing. “You have to enjoy a story to tell it well,” Wolfe said. For Boettcher, being a Spellbinder is a way to give back to the community. “It’s this great inner-generational relationship,” she said. “Last year about 15,000 students heard our stories, and it’s a great way to connect and contribute to the community.” Those interested in training for the Jeffco Spellbinders should contact Boettcher at 303-984-2225 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
jeffco news in a hurry Public input needed for election services
The clerk and recorder’s office will be receiving public input regarding suggested locations for more voter service and polling centers for the upcoming election in November. The office is also requesting comments on the convenience of current polling centers. Citizen input will be received at office through Aug. 2. Comments and suggestions may be submitted by email to elections@ votejeffco.com, by phone at 303-271-8111, or by delivering written comments to the Elections Division at 3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100 Golden, CO 80401.
Crown Hill Park project updated
After consideration of citizen input, Jeffco Open Space has decided to nix the proposed fitness stations and shade structure at Crown Hill Park. Replacement of park restrooms, the information center kiosk, and adding three staff parking space was decided. Construction on these upgrades is set to begin late August and continue until early next year.
Apex Park will be under construction starting July 29 but access to the trails is not anticipated to be affected. Construction is focused on the lower trailhead, near Heritage Square at 121 Heritage Road. This area will be receiving numerous property uplifts and additions including; improved grading for drainage, permanent restrooms, parking, drinking fountains, a park information kiosk, an extension of the Kinney Run Trail and a formal park entrance and parking boundary. Completion of the construction is targeted for the end of 2013 to early 2014.
Jeffco foreclosures decreases
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a safety improvements project on State Highway (SH) 93 south of Boulder. Crews added six foot shoulders to State Highway 93 and also built a pedestrian underpass north of the Community Ditch Trail underneath the highway. Occasional daytime and nighttime con-
The Office of the Jefferson County Public Trustee reports the county is contributing to the decrease in foreclosures in Denver metro counties. During the first half of 2013, Jeffco opened 52.5 percent of the foreclosures started the previous year, right above the 50.5 percent dip recorded for all metro counties. The number of weekly auctions decreased by 38 percent, however, the number of sales to outside bidders increased to 36 percent.
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struction delays will be possible. The $4.6 million project is scheduled for completion in July 2014. The public can learn more about the project by visiting its website at www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh93southofboulder, or by contacting Andy Brumenschenkel, the project information officer, at either 720-315-5806 or SH93Info@gmail.com.
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Being in the business of helping businesses ACED works on attracting, keeping primary employees By Tammy Kranz
email@example.com ecogmore Hammonds Candies gets a lot of web peo-traffic in November and December, and in 2011, disaster struck — there wasn’t enough thebandwidth to handle the business. unity, Ralph Nafziger, chief financial officer withwith Hammonds, said he begged for Com. Thecast to bring services north, to the comordi-pany’s location at 5735 N. Washington St. in unincorporated Adams County. dents “We needed more bandwidth to grow is aour website business and keep our business going during that critical time,” he said. . o the However, he wasn’t able to contact the ool,”right person with Comcast and the issue es ofwent unresolved until a representative d, towith Adams County Economic Development (ACED) stepped in. With ACED’s help, n theComcast expanded their service, which has ningbenefitted so many other businesses in that rs ofunincorporated Adams County section of earnnorth Denver, Nafziger said. voice “(ACED) was crucial for that to happen, storythey found the right person to do that,” he said. “Since we got Comcast up since Febwell,”ruary of last year, we haven’t had one glitch in service. ACED will get our cheers forever is afor that.” This type of service is just one of many rela-that ACED has provided for primary busi5,000nesses — defined as businesses that export greatat least 50 percent of their goods and serviccom-es outside the county — since it was formed in 1982. ACED is a nonprofit economic dee Jef-velopment agency serving the more than cher8,100 businesses of Adams County and its com-10 municipalities. “As economic developers, we work to attract primary businesses that invest capital and create high-wage jobs, which strengthens our local economy,” said Barry Gore, president and CEO of ACED. “In addition to marketing Adams County as a preferred business location, we help our existing primary employers connect with the people,
The Adams County Economic Development (ACED) hosts the 2012 Business Appreciation Breakfast in August at the Denver Merchandise Mart. This year’s breakfast focused on the fifth anniversary for the Colorado Companies to Watch Program. Courtesy photo information and resources they need to be successful.” Gore said ACED focuses on the significant opportunity for job growth in six industries — aviation and aerospace, energy, health-care and life science, logistics, wholesale trade and advanced manufacturing. “We accomplish this by offering support in business development, workforce development, and real estate opportunities in order to create a pro-business community to help businesses grow and thrive,” he said. “All primary employers are eligible for support from ACED.” Gore said that some of the high-profile projects that ACED has worked on include the Anschutz Medical Campus, Fitzsimons
Life Science District, a GE Solar manufacturing facility, redevelopment of the ASARCO industrial site, Spaceport Colorado and the Aerotropolis surrounding Denver International Airport. Another large project ACED’s has been working on with the city and county of Denver and with Enviro Finance Group is the remediation and redevelopment of the former Globe Plant at 52nd Avenue and Washington Street. “This site presents a number of significant challenges to redevelopment including well established soil and groundwater contamination, as well as the mere fact that it straddles the border between Adams County and Denver, adding complexity to redevelopment and regulatory oversight,” Gore
said. “At the end of the clean-up phase, this 78-acre urban infill site is expected to create up to 1 million square feet of commercial/ industrial space and approximately 1,000 jobs. ACED played a critical role in the project and will help market the development to commercial and industrial users to bring jobs to Adams County.” ACED will hold its annual appreciation breakfast for primary employers Aug. 8 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. It generally attracts about 200 business leaders and serves as an opportunity for ACED to receive feedback and to say “thanks” to the businesses. For more information, contact Erin Beckstein at EBeckstein@AdamsCountyED. com or 303-453-8516.
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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS
Upbeat signs for FasTracks, but miles to go Take the good with the bad, and, in the end, say it’s all good. This pragmatic approach to good mental health often fits the public’s journey in large public works projects as well. A recent survey prepared for RTD — conducted by BCC Research & Consulting — shows a solidly upbeat view to our Regional Transportation District FasTracks system. Passed by voters in 2004, the 0.4 percent sales tax funded project was originally priced at $4.7 billion. As it happens, the economy tanked in 2008, and the projected budget climbed to more than $6 billion and now sits at $7.4 billion according to RTD’s estimate last year. It is not surprising that this type of expansive project would take its hits — it’s a big deal to build out the Denver metro’s major corridors with commuter rail systems and additional bus rapid transit. Who can forget the Big Dig? And al-
OUR VIEW though Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty were not transportation projects, those ambitious ventures ran on fumes from time to time — short on funds and support — before they were completed and the following generations of benefactors pronounced it’s all good. But now, in some ways we are getting close to feeling darn good about FasTracks. The recent BCC survey with 800 respondents indicated positive perspectives. The number for the “somewhat positive to very positive” view of FasTracks has been pulling out of a skid to hit 81 percent this year.
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Would a Miller suspension affect Broncos? Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is facing a possible four-game suspension after he reportedly tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines during his rookie year in 2011. We asked people at Memorial Park, 8001 W. 59th Ave. in Arvada, if they think Miller’s possible suspension will affect the Broncos’ 2013 season and their Super Bowl potential.
Even without Von, the team is full of all-stars. It will affect them, but not as much as people think. Brian Alison
If he’s suspended for the first four games of the regular season, it will definitely affect their season. Taylor Alison
I think it will affect their season, but I don’t think it will hurt their Super Bowl chances. Jakob Lowe
Of course it will. It changes the team’s mentality. He’s one of the top 10 players on the team, so naturally he is a leader. They’re going into the season with a complete change. Don McAdams
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The V-shape amounts to 84 percent in 2007; 80 percent, 2009; 71 percent, 2010; 78 percent, 2011, before rising to better than four out of five respondents. Those who say FasTracks was a good decision tallied higher than 80 percent as well. In passing, those who say it was a bad decision have pegged at a solid 10 percent to 23 percent in the five survey years, and we recognize this group will be around and can drum up some concerning cost per ride and bus vs. rail numbers. But for another reason, we have a ways to go to reach the true tipping point. Many areas of the metro with completed corridor lines have fared well — most recently the W Rail Line from Golden through Lakewood to Denver was completed ahead of schedule in April. But there is another story up north where the entire North Metro Rail Line, originally projected for completion in late
2015, has been pushed back to sometime after 2035 according to the latest RTD projection although request for proposals could change the date. Interestingly the survey says Adams County respondents — where the North Metro Rail Line rail will run — tallied 78 percent as “somewhat favorable-very favorable.” The number is better than Boulder County at 68 percent, but not far behind the other five counties included (Weld, Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver and Jefferson), which ranged 79 to 86 percent. As for Adams County — pretty amazing for an area that will tread in the have-nots category for a few more decades. While other cities and countries admire FasTracks, we need to be mindful that all promises should be kept south to north before we can confidently say all good. We’re a ways away.
All about Adams County At the present time, Adams County has three commissioners to attend to the needs of more than 450,000 residents. They are Eva J. Henry (Chairperson, District 1), “Chaz” Tedesco (District 2) and Erik Hansen (District 3). For several years a number of us in the county felt there was a need to enlarge the commissioner body to five, thus increasing the efficiency and a need for more oversight. It became very apparent of the need for more oversight and transparency several years ago when significant misdeeds and downright illegal doings marred the county. Soon the desire for more transparency became an overwhelming absolute necessity for more oversight. The “ship” needed a course change and a total overhaul. Many of us had already been touting the need to enlarge the board and have greater oversight, leadership and downright hands-on daily official business being conducted. We continued to work toward enlarging the board based on a very simple belief that it’s harder to corrupt five than it three. Now I say that not because I’m in any way casting aspersions on former commissioners but by what again I’ll state, “one of being easier to convince just two than it would be to convince four or five”. For that reason and for allowing for an expansion of duties necessitated by a continuing surge in population we finally prevailed and got the measure on the ballot last November. Those in opposition complained that it would cost about $500,000 a year for two more officials. But that pales in comparison for the several millions it cost the county in misdeeds. So today I’m going to just copy the outline that will be on the ballot for two new commissioners that was published in the Adams County annual 2012-2013 report.
We will definitely hear and read more as the months go by but it behooves we residents to have a “heads up” knowledge of how the change will affect us.
Here it is
In 2012, Adams County voters approved a ballot question that expands the size of the Board of County Commissioners from three to five commissioners. Just last month, we approved the map that creates the additional two commissioner districts. In 2014, voters will elect the two new commissioners and in January 2015, the county will be represented by five commissioners residing in specific geographic districts, but will be voted on countywide. All five commissioners will serve Adams County at large.
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“The future lies with those political leaders who realize that the great public is interested more in government than in politics.” Franklin D. Roosevelt 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.
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“The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here . . .” me Some of you will know immediately what famous speech I quoted there. But sals few of you have ever heard anybody in your lifetime say such a thing. Imagine, in today’s society, somebody of prominence h admitting in the course of a speech that 8 their speech is probably not important in the grand scheme. It’s not just that we don’t have enough humility to recognize our limitations — we nd have actually become a world that rewards , brashness, even vulgarity. on), Our culture, I am sad to say, puts way too much emphasis on being able to comzing mand the camera and be interesting, and nots too little on dealing with facts, truths, and solutions. mire Our political commentary is dominated all by the likes of Laura Ingraham and Rachel h Maddow, who regularly make it their task to say the most outrageous things — regardless of accuracy — to drive ratings.
One “news” anchor went on the air with tampons hanging from her ears last week to make ... I don’t know — some point. Several months back, the airwaves were dominated by avowed atheists and nonChristians presuming to advise the Catholic Church on the type of person it should choose to be the next Pope. And everywhere you look online, people who make little or no effort to inform themselves on the issues pontificate ad nauseum on solving all the world’s problems.
The adage “there is no such thing as bad press” has been taken to absurd extremes. Why, I heard the other day that the price of a replica jersey for erstwhile New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez has actually increased since he was arrested and charged with murder. Can’t wait to see what the Von Miller signature bong starts selling for. Of course, I could go on and on in this vein. And I know some of you out there have caught the irony of me writing about this in a public forum such as this. Such is life. But I have to wonder if our world wouldn’t be better if occasionally we heard a Senator or President say out loud “I don’t know all the answers, but I’m willing to listen.” I have to wonder if our world wouldn’t be better if, rather than $100 million taxpayer-subsidized junket/vacations, more of our ruling class took the example of the new Pope and lived in apartments and travelled modestly. I have to wonder if
we wouldn’t be better off if we taught our children that a great pass is better than a slam dunk, a sacrifice bunt is just as good as a home run, or that hard work and accomplishment is worth more than being popular. I have to wonder if our world wouldn’t be better if we all had the wisdom of the speech writer who, just prior to the line I quoted above, also said “The brave men, living and dead, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.” After all, if Abraham Lincoln can admit that he didn’t believe the most famous speech in American history would ever amount to much or was sufficient to make a place holy, then maybe we can all stand a little more humility. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Road trips: Reading signs of the times Ah, summertime. Picnics, water slides, iced tea on the deck … and road trips. Even if I’m not driving cross-country, it seems I’m in my car a lot more during these summer months, heading to the mountains or just around town. In addition to the beautiful scenery — as well as the heartbreaking devastation of our forests due to beetle kill — I’ve noticed a number of interesting, funny, and just plain entertaining signs. For example, right here on Kipling Street, I’ve found some choice signs for businesses, such as “Lube & Latte.” Further south, these signs are stacked together: “Tattoo,” “Thai Café,” and “Liquor.” A probably necessary combination, with a spicy kick. One of my family’s all-time favorites is “TV, VCR, & Shoe Repair.” Makes us wonder what kind of tools work for all three. Billboards often make my list, too. One that never fails to amuse me is offering legal services: “People make mistakes. We can help.” Some are intriguing, such as the series that started with a plain statement: “Stop Being So Clingy” and ended with a semi
truck bed illustration carrying this slogan, encouraging drivers to give trucks more room on the highways. And speaking of highways, some road signs are actually pretty humorous. Heading to the mountains recently, I saw an alert that read: “Watch for falling rocks and wildlife.” I’m still on the lookout for that falling wildlife. Even signs without words can bring a chuckle, such as the graphic of a car hanging nose down off an embankment pointing to some waves below. In a park, I saw an illustration of a tree breaking (a big tree) and a person running away from it. Sure had me looking around!
Churches often offer witty messages on their sign boards. One along Highway 93 read: “What happens here, leaves here.” Another said: “Worship is a gift from God. Some assembly required.” And yet another promised: “Non-surgical faith lifts available Sundays.” At the risk of sounding clichéd, I’d say these message writers had some divine inspiration. As I was collecting these funnies, my friends jumped in with some of their picks, such as the “Outhouse Restaurant,” the “Gunbarrel Vet Clinic,” and a funeral parlor called “Good Grief, Inc.” Embarrassing signs often find their way to Facebook, such as this one outside a community education center: “Our teachers make the differance.” Ouch. Another making the rounds on social media is a “No Soliciting” sign tacked to the front of a house: “We are too broke to
buy anything. We already have Jesus. We don’t need a new vacuum. Seriously, unless you are selling Thin Mints, please go away!” Food for thought… Some of the very best, though, are the signs that plain folks like you and me create for our needs. Along a stretch of highway in Arizona, flashy jewelry and craft stores advertise their handmade wares. On the side of the road amidst these signs sits a Native American with a tray of his work and the hood of a car propped up and painted to say: “Buy direct.” What are some of your favorites? Signing off for now… Andrea Doray is a writer who reports on both humor and pathos in everyday language at wordwatching.com. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Figure out what it is you want Do you remember the pop song by the Spice Girls, “Tell me what you want, what you really really want, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want?” And then the lyrics are repeated several times. Have you ever been asked, “What is it that you really want?” Or maybe you have even asked yourself, “What is it that I want the most in life?” Does your answer change based on either situation? I often find that we tend to be more guarded when answering the question about what we want when asked by another person, and much more honest and deep when we look ourselves in the mirror and answer ourselves when no one else is around. Do we want material things? Do we want money? Do we want love? What is the thing we want most in this life? After 40 years of research, The Zig Ziglar Organization whittled the list down to eight things that people really really want: To be happy, to be healthy, to be reasonably prosperous (and some people would like to be unreasonably prosperous), to have security, true friends, peace, solid family relationships and hope. Think about it, would you trade your happiness, health, prosperity, security, friendship, peace, family relationships and hope for a second or third home, a new car, jewelry, a good time, or even a great time? And does there absolutely have to be one or the other? I am a big proponent of “and” not “or,” and believe if we strive for the things we want without compromising our character or integrity we can have all of the material things we desire as well as all of the more important things that money will not buy. One of the things that I really really want in life is peace. And this is one of the
reasons I really love living here in Colorado. There is such a fantastic sense of peace when hiking in the mountains, walking in our open spaces, skiing on through the trees or in a secluded or quiet area on the hill. Sure, skiing requires equipment, proper clothing and a ski pass, but hiking and walking bring me peace with absolutely no investment from me other than my time. Our sunrises and sunsets observed each morning and evening bring me peace and hope, and once again without any cost. I set goals and pursue dreams. And when I look at the list of eight things that we all want, at some level I recognize that I am doing OK in several areas but still need to develop and grow in others. I would encourage you to write the list of these eight topic, Happy, Healthy, Reasonably Prosperous, Secure, Friendship, Peace, Family Relationships and Hope. Next to each one just simply put a check mark next to the ones you feel you are doing well in and an asterisk next to the ones you want to see yourself develop. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com
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firstname.lastname@example.org After more than two hours of testimony, mostly against, the Adams County Board of Commissioners unanimously rejected Xcel’s Energy proposal to build an electronic distribution substation at of 120th Avenue and Quebec Street. The vote came about 1:15 a.m. after hearing more than 25 people speak on the issue during a public hearing that began the evening before on July 22. The decision came after the commissioners also denied Xcel’s request to continue the hearing, for a second time, to work with county staff on ways to appease the neighbors who were rejecting the plans. Both county staff and the planning com-
mission recommended that the board reject the plans — saying Xcel didn’t provide sufficient evidence that another site would not be technically or financially feasible. A staff report pointed out that the area is designated as mixed use neighborhood, which is for housing, commercial, office, parks and open space and that a substation would be contradictory to this designation. “The proposed project is not compatible with the surrounding area, not harmonious with the character of the neighborhood …” the report said. Preston Gibson, an area manager with Xcel, said that the substation was needed to provide relief to three other substations that were either at capacity or nearing it and would help prevent power outages. “The substations that need relief serve nearly 72,000 businesses, residents and other facilities in areas that include Northglenn, Thornton, Commerce City, Westminster, Broomfield, and parts of unincor-
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porated Adams County,” he said. He added that other potential sites for the substation were too far in distance to the help relieve all three substations. He pointed out that substations have to be located near a growing community. Many of the residents in the area of the proposed site spoke against the plan, citing concerns about property value loss and ruining the image of their neighborhood. “When there is a clear distinct fear or a distaste in the market for something that feeling or that public perception directly impacts market value, it impacts market value just as short sells or foreclosures have, just as remediated meth labs have, substations and power lines are having the same affect in our market,” said Nichole Smith. A few members of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Adams County Economic Development did speak in favor of the proposed substa-
tion, saying it would benefit the businesses in the area and help economic growth. “Our day-to-day operations and the life providing equipment that we provide to our patients depends on having a reliable source of electricity,” said Jennifer Alderfer, CEO of North Suburban Medical Center. District 3 Commissioner Erik Hansen rejected the notion that to be pro-business or economic growth that the board would have to support the substation. “I don’t’ believe that on one hand we’re going to destroy economic development in Adams County if we say no to this project,” he said. “I also don’t believe the property values will be destroyed … I believe the truth is somewhere in-between.” Hansen said he would rather reject the proposal and work with Xcel to find another site that made more sense. District 1 Chair Eva Henry and District 2 Commissioner Charles “Chez” Tedesco agreed.
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Retired Couple maintain 43 acres 2
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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Equipment 1960 Massey Ferguson 35 Tractor Completely restored, rebuilt engine, new paint/tires $3900
Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo
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Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322 schmidtfamilyfarms.com
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Garage Sales Arvada
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Garage Sales Stuff A Bag All clothes in store $30 Saturday August 3rd & Sunday August 4th 9am-6pm "Barely Used" 7770 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge 303-945-4704
Friday August 9th, 7:30-3pm 10633 Briarglen Circle (McArther Ranch & Griggs Roads) Holiday, Household, Small Kitchen Appliances, Clothing, Furniture, and much much more! Parker Large variety of items appliances, toys, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, clothes, etc. Saturday, August 3rd only. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 11700 Mill Valley St., Parker, CO 80138 Northglenn Sunday, August 4, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only. No early birds please. Extra nice furniture sale. Moving and combining two households. China cabinet, long elegant couch, cute love seat, black leather dual recliner with center console cupholders, executive desk with custom cut glass cover, all very gently used. Vintage dry sink, new style dry sink cabinet, two antique lawbook cases with glass doors, large lighted display and book case with three lower drawers. More. Must sell prices, but you move it! 2100 E. 114th Place, Northglenn, CO 80233 Parker
8/2 & 3 8am - 4 pm (Sneak Preview- Thurs. 7pm-9pm) 6018 N Villard Ct in The Pinery Antiques, gently used furniture, household items, collectibles. Downsizing! Bargains!
Thornton Fri & Sat Aug 2nd & 3rd 8am-3pm 13877 Hudson Way near 136th & Holly household items, lighting fixtures, canning supplies, furniture, and more! Thornton Friday 8/2 & Saturday 8/3 9am-5pm 4853 East 111th Place Simpson racing suit, nose cone for racer, helmets, tools/boxes, engine hoist and stand, Tyco HO train set, misc.
Golden August 3rd & 4th from 8am-4pm 1267 Preserve Circle, Golden 80401 Furniture, Collectibles & Sports Gear
Lawn and Garden
Westminster Friday August 2nd, 9am-4pm Garage Sale - Large variety of items 11675 West 107th Ave 80021 Thule Car Carrier, Mens Bike, Camping Chairs, lots of Furniture, Bunk Bed set & Trundle bed set, Antiques, Vintage Costume Jewelry, Vintage Dishes, Banks, Miniature Mouse Collection, Pet Carrier, and much more! No early birds!
4 brand new patio chair slings$50 for all 4 used patio chair frames $20 for all 720-3085320
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Appliances 3 year old 5' deep freeze $50 (303)663-7513 5' upright GE freezer, like new $100 720-962-9202
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Cement large deer, medium, horse, small horse. Wood Wishing Well, Large Garden Cart $25 each item (303)232-7128
Health and Beauty Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90% on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-418-8975, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. _____________________________
GE Spectra White Propane Range (can be natural). Ex Cond. Large Self-Clean Oven, 4 Burner. Oven uses an electric igniter. Cash Only. Leave Voice Mail at 303-730-1536. Pictures upon request.
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Arts & Crafts
16th Annual Winter Park Craft Fair Aug. 10th & 11th. Sat 9-6 Sun 9-5 Winter Park Colorado. Lions Club Breakfast Applications now available www.wpcraftfair.wetpaint.com or call 970-531-3170
Harvest Craft Fair
CRAFTERS NEEDED Lakewood area September 28th 9am-3pm $50 per booth Call Kate 303-396-9635
Firearms Firearms Training.
NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol/CCW, Shotgun, Rifle, Metallic and Shot shell Reloading.
Furniture Bed frame adjustable for either King or Queen bed $20 also Matress cover for King bed, good quality spotless $15 (303)423-8788 Brand New Power Recliner Microfabric, light brown orig. $575 asking $400 (303)425-4068 Pine 6 drawer dorm style bed w/long John mattress w/2 door chest exc. cond $475 Oak Futon very clean $150 Solid Oak Student Desk $60 Dark wood baby bed w/matching lamp and comforter set $75 (303)663-1745
Castle Rock FRI & SAT - AUG 2 & 3 8AM TO 4PM 4307 BEAUTIFUL CIR. The Meadows. Great Selection -Tools, Pottery, art, rugs, C-mas decor & dishes, luggage, accent tables, comp. desk, barstools, vintage records & mags. Fire pit, patio loveseat, DVD’s & player, Fishing poles, wine rack, floor steamer, hand vac. & more!
Queen Size Brass Bed Frame Scroll top w/vertical spindles $150/obo (303)979-9534 Solid oak bedroom set like new, dbl dresser w/mirror, chester drawers, queen size mattress, boxspring, frame & headboard. $300 303-920-7131
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from Supreme Grand Champion Come see our Lap Leopards Harness Trained, Exceptional Litter, From $950-$1600 (720)434-6344 email@example.com
Autos for Sale 1996 Ford Ranger Supercab
4WD 6 cyl 4.0L Well cared for, minor rear body damage, towing package. $3,000 Call Greg at 303279-4462 Golden Area
1999 Toyota Camry
Runs Excellent, looks fair, very dependable 198,000 miles $1000 303-420-5888
2000 Ford F-350
Supercab, Superduty. 7.3L powerstroke turbo diesel, XLT package, 4WD, roll away lockable tonneau cover, spray in bedliner. 170k miles $12,300. Call 720-344-6894 Highlands Ranch Area Clean 1998 Grand Cherokee Loredo bike & ski rack $4200 (303)663-1745 Nissan Versa 2010 13k miles, Silver $9500 OBO 720-394-1341
RV’s and Campers Class A motorhome- Like new condition, less than 10k miles. 2005 Georgetown forest river XL, 2 slide outs, color back up camera w/mic, V10 motor, full tub w/shower, 2 roof a/c, sleeps 5, gas stove/oven + microwave, corian counter $46k Call Barb 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754
Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition
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CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 _____________________________ Got junk cars? Get $ PAID TODAY. FREE towing. Licensed towers. $1,000 FREE gift vouchers! ALL Makes-ALL Models! Call today 1-888-870-0422 _____________________________ SAVE $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! CALL 1-877-8906843 Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832
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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Air Conditioners
DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENT OR RE-SURFACING
ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK
A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman
Gloria's Hands on Cleaning
with a Warranty Starting at $1575
We do quality concrete work at affordable low pricing. Ready for a brand-new looking Driveway or Patio for half the cost of a total replacement?
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Ali’s Cleaning Services
All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.
Affordable Electrician 25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645
Radiant Lighting Service **
Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326
All types, Wood/Metal/Vinyl
No job too small! I have 8 kids, I need the work!
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
SINCE 1990 BONDED AND INSURED DEPENDABLE - EXPERIENCED With REFERENCES WKLY - BIWKLY - MONTHLY Gina - 720-951-2090
Computer Services Construction of the
Computer Repair for Home & Office
D & D FENCING
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Deck/Patio All Phases of Flat Work by
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Registered & Insured in Colorado.
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Cowboy Fencing is a full service fence & gate company installing fences in Colorado for 23 years. Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch Fencing
Low rates, Free estimates Scott, Owner 720-364-5270
CPR for your computer
FBM Concrete LLC.
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D o or SpecialiSt ~ c arpenter
Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential
DISCOUNT FENCE CO
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Drywall Repair Specialist
• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list
Call Ed 720-328-5039
Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include
Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates
Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount
• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002
David’s 25 Yea rs Exp . Fre e Est ima tes Ful ly Ins ure d
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CALL 720. 351.1520
Starting at $2995
LANDSCAPE • Complete Landscape Design & Construction • Retaining Walls, Paver & Natural Stone Patios • Clean-Ups & Plant Pruning • Tree & Stump Removal • New Plantings • Irrigation Systems and Repairs • Landscape Lighting
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Call Us Today! 720-545-9222
Motorcycle Repair Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned? Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair
COLORADO REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
All Makes and Models Insured
Small engine repair also
Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:
INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows
OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling
Call Rick 720-285-0186
• Honest pricing • • Free estimates • We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!
Remodel and home repairs Reasonable Handyman repairs and remodel inside and outside. Free Estimate call Al 720-308-6741 or Nick 720-620-9893
Get a jump on sprinG projects! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.
Olson Landscaping & Design
HAULERS • Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •
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Missy Moore plays Bananas Shaughnessy in The Edge Theatre’s production of “The House of Blue Leaves.” Photo by Rachael Graham
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Edge’s latest is farce with darkness on the edges By Clarke Reader
he year is 1965. In Queens, New York, Pope Paul VI is visiting the city for the very first time. That’s the set up for “The House of Blue Leaves,” the latest production from The Edge Theatre, a comical farce that juggles black comedy with some intensely serious moments. The show will be running at The Edge, 1560 Teller St. in Lakewood, through Aug. 11. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. “This is a very interesting play, that explores the price Americans pay for fame and their obsession with it,” said director Scott Bellot. “There’s also a precursor here to something that we see more and more — people doing something infamous to be famous.” The story focuses on Artie Shaunessy (Tom Auclair), a songwriter who spends his days working at a zoo and his nights playing piano in any and every run down dive that will let him tickle the ivories. Artie lives with his wife, Bananas (Missy Moore), a manic depressive destined for a mental institution called The House of Blue Leaves. As if Artie’s life was complicated enough, he has a mistress who lives on the floor below his, and a son who has gone AWOL from the Army with a bomb to blow up the Pope in New York City. Artie’s only hope of salvation lies in an old school buddy — now a Hollywood bigwig — who is in town visiting, and may be able to get Artie out of the city and on the road to fullfilling his dreams. “The nice thing about working at The Edge is you’re able to perform stuff that you probably wouldn’t be able to do at
any other theater,” Bellot said. “We get to do some really exploratory WHAT: “The House of works, and this definitely is in that Blue Leaves” wheelhouse.” Moore described the show as WHERE: The Edge one about dreams, and the different Theatre forms they take — big dreams, small 1560 Teller St., Lakewood dreams, visions and nightmares. “It’s also almost Shakespearean, WHEN: Through Aug. 11 because there are no clear winners Thursday, Friday and or losers,” she said. “It’s just about Saturday — 8 p.m. life.” Moore said that in the play BaSunday — 6 p.m. nanas is “crazy” in a more general COST: $18 to $22 sense of the word, but she and Bellot decided to get specific, and give INFORMATION: her manic depression with bouts of 303-232-0363 or www. agoraphobia. theedgetheater.com “During that period of time there wasn’t a lot known about manic depression, and people were just institutionalized and given shock-treatments,” Moore said. The role of Bananas is one of the more challenging roles Moore said she’s tackled, but the experience of getting to know the character has been an extremely rewarding one. “I’ve been very, very blessed with the amazing cast of actors in the show,” Bellot said. “Since Artie is a piano player, Tom (Auclair) spent six months learning how to play piano so he could do it for the show.” Both Bellot and Moore said audiences can expect a wild ride from the show, one that will take them through the gamut of emotions. “You should come in expecting a comedy, but don’t be surprised if you leave the theater crying,” Moore said.
IF YOU GO
Gordon Ramsay, the chef who puts the terror into every restaurant owner, returns for a sixth season as he treks across the country to help struggling restaurants keep their businesses above water (and in some cases cockroaches, rats, etc). When all seems to be in desperate despair, the restaurant owners turn to Ramsay and his team for one last hope before having to shut their doors. Many of these restaurants are beyond repair, leaving Ramsay to face a nearly impossible task. Some will close their doors, others will get back on their feet, but all are calling on Chef Ramsay to wake them up from their “Kitchen Nightmares,” airing at 7 p.m. Mondays on Fox 31. You’ll have chances to view local operations, after Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” made two stops in the Denver metro area last month. The kitchen commander visited Pantaleone’s on July 26 and Old Neighborhood in Arvada July 27-30. Be afraid, be very afraid! The Old Neighborhood has been an Arvada institution since 1980, serving a diverse menu of American, Mexican, Italian, French, Asian and even Cajun-inspired foods. Owners Alexa and Randy Kowalczyk are sure to be in for a test from Ramsay when it comes to Old Neighborhood’s gigantic menu. Pantaleone’s is a pizza and pasta restaurant at 2120 S. Holly in south Denver. Mr. On The Town and I visited Pantaleone’s 10 years ago or so for a story he was writing on Denver’s best pizza and we left unimpressed. Still, many have raved about the pizza and pasta place owned by Pete and Paulette Fafalios. Look for the episodes later this summer on Fox 31. Best of luck to both restaurants!
Am I the only weirdo who watched “American Ninja” on 9News on July 22? Why? Because they filmed the segment in Denver a few blocks from my condo, but I knew nothing about it. The host is Matt Iseman, a Denver native. Iseman even talked about how happy he was to be back in his hometown during the show. The show is entertaining in the fact that it’s fiercely competitive while these folks compete in crazy stunts that defy all odds of gravity. The show is continuing at 7 p.m. Mondays. Rich Grant, the spokesmodel for Visit Denver, told me that the crew filmed all through the night roughly five weeks ago. The show was shot in Civic Center and really highlights downtown Denver in the dark.
Denver’s premier croquet tournament returns to Cherry Creek on Friday, Aug. 2, when 60 teams compete on the outdoor plaza behind Elway’s restaurant. Up for grabs is the Wicket and Stick It silver cup or in the individual categories, which include best dressed, best hat and best wicket shot. Professional croquet master Ron Eccles and his team of croquet referees will be on hand to provide instruction and insider tips. Prized categories include top three teams, best dressed team, best dressed Parker continues on Page 18
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male and female, best hat male and female and best wicket shot. Tournament time is from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at 2500 E. First Ave. General admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door, which includes two drink tickets and a goody bag. VIP spectator tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the door. The ticket includes unlimited drinks, VIP check-in, exclusive seating, personal beverage service and a goody bag. To reserve tickets, go to http://ezregister.com/events/7380/.
Just in from EaterDenver
TAG Burger Baris in the planning stages of a second location in northwest Denver, bordering the Highland neighborhood. The casual burger joint led by chef Troy Guard now operates in Congress Park at 12th and Madison. A second location is planned in the former Subway Tavern & Pizzeria Longo’s space at 38th and Lipan (3759 Lipan St.). A massive remodel is planned for the 3,000-square-foot space starting early September. The remodel project will likely take six months.
Golf fun for charity
I have had the rare privilege of being asked to participate (a.k.a. play) in the Hyde Park Jewelers charity golf tournament for the 14 years that it’s been in existence. But the night preceding the tourney can be even more of a reunion between athletes and journalists who gathered on July 21 at Elway’s Cherry Creek for an amazing dinner and event led by one of my favorite media personalities, Les Shapiro
Because Les Shapiro is so good to me, I got to play as a “celebrity” fifth at Cherry Creek Country Club on Monday for the Hyde Park Jewelers Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament (presented by Rolex, where’s mine?) to benefit Youth Biz, Judi’s House and the Global Down syndrome. My patient teammates were David Blake (from the Colorado state’s attorney’s office and son of Ernie Blake, a blessing to our Denver community for his fundraising efforts), who was the best stick in our fivesome. Also deserving kudos was Abby Perlmutter (daughter of Congressman Ed Perlmutter), who can hit a mile-long drive — not Ed, but Abby. And rounding out our fivesome were brothers Gary and Steve Pettit, who own and run Starwest Productions out of Arvada. Check them out at: www.estarwest. com. Any way you slice it, we had a blast!
Jackson needs some love
Here’s a Facebook post from Tim Jackson, the head honcho at the Colorado Automotive Dealers Association, regarding his unfortunate bicycle encounter: “The Eagle has ... crashed. Misfortune! While in Newport. R.I., for biz meetings, I was going cycling early mornings. On Friday at 5:30 a.m. on a speedy downhill I hit loose gravel and took header into back of Honda Civic. Spent 12 hours in ... Emergency Room and Level 1 Trauma Center. Broke back, wrist, hand, finger, and wearing 2 braces and a cast for 2 mos. Made it back to (meetings) before flying home today. Trying to avoid breaking string of 28½ years w/o sick day! Touch and go here! “
1515 special event
Save the date for some awesome cuisine when 1515 Restaurant at 1515 Market St. hosts a series of “1515 Test Kitchen” dinners featuring sous vide techniques and molecular gastronomy beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. The multi-course dinners, collaboration between 1515 chefs Jonas Halstead and Garren Teich, will take place the first Sunday of every month and include molecular cooking demonstrations as well as Q&A sessions with the chefs. Seats are $55 per person or $95 with wine pairings. Reservations can be made by calling 303-571-0011.
Wedding bells have been ringing overtime lately for two professional athletes who played for Colorado teams. First player to the altar was Mitch Berger, former Broncos kicker and CU Boulder star athlete who married swimsuit model Bambi Lashell on July 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. On July 20, former Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles scored the winning goal by wedding Erin Johnson in Vail. Berger found his way to wedded bliss after Bravo TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger scored a touchdown for her team when she introduced the 16-year NFL punter to Lashell on Stanger’s show in March. The Super Bowl-winning groom (playing for the victorious Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009) tweeted on his wedding day: “So happy that I married @BambiLashell the love of my life! pic.twitter.com/wzYLPrvXA5.” Some wedding photos of the happy couple also are posted on his Twitter account @mitchberger17. Liles, who was a popular figure on and off the ice when he played for the Avalanche starting in 2003, was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011. Several of his former teammates —
including Paul Stastny and Matt Duchene — attended the nuptials. For a picture of the couple — sandwiched between Maple Leafs teammate Tyler Bozak — check out www.bluetoro.ca/tag/john-michaelliles-girlfriend/.
The Food Network is holding a nationwide search for chefs and professional cooks for a chance to win up to $20,000 in a new television series. Producers are looking for highly skilled chefs and professional cooks from all backgrounds and without regard to a particular style of cooking. This new series — from the producer’s of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” — will put talented chefs and professional cooks to the test in a supermarketthemed showdown. To navigate the aisles of this high-pressure competition, you’re going to need clever cooking solutions as supermarket savvy. To apply, email grocerygames@rrstaff. com. Include your city and state in the subject line, and in the body of the email include your name, phone number, photo, current occupation, a description of your culinary background and why you think you have what it takes to win.
Eavesdropping on a man talking about the dessert at the Elway’s Cherry Creek dinner prior to the golf tournament: “It’s a chocolate brick.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado.com. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 303-619-5209.
MetroNorth Worship Directory Northglenn United Methodist Church We invite you to join us in worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday.
There are choirs for every age and musical ability. Small group fellowships that meet weekly and monthly, a licensed pre-school program with a record of 39 plus years of excellence. As well as a Sunday school program for children, youth and adults.
We are located at 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn.
For more information about church and all other services offered, feel free to contact us at 303-452-5120. See You There!
Risen Savior Lutheran Church 3031 W. 144 Ave. - Broomfield • 303-469-3521 or www.rslc.org th
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Sunday Worship 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am
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North Jefferson Junior Baseball Association (NJJBA)
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We will have Machine Pitch for players 5-8, Kid Pitch for players 8-14 and a High School League for players in high school. You can register individually or as a team. Go to the NJJBA website for more information or to register, www.njjba.org. Registration is OPEN Now and the deadline to register is August 18. 2013 Spring Baseball Registration is also OPEN! 8 Competitive and 9 year old Tryouts are Saturday, August 17th. 10-14 year old Tryouts are Sunday, August 18th. You can register online @ www.njjba.org.
All players, even if you are not participating in the tryout process must be registered by August 15th to guarantee team placement. ALL 8C-14 year old teams are formed in the fall so players and coaches may use our Indoor Practice Facility through the winter months.
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your week & more in the community Thursday/aug. 1 OuTdOOr cOncerT Friends of Broomfield plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Pick up and drop off at Friends Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. The group is going to the Nacho Men outdoor concert at Flatirons Mall. Dinner is not provided, so please eat ahead of time. Register by Monday, July 29. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at info@ friendsofbroomfield.org or 303-404-0123 to register and for information about cost. Thursday/aug. 1 cOncerT series The Thornton summer concert series and Ward 3 ice cream social is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, with Soul School performing R&B/contemporary pop/variety at Cherry Park, 11500 Birch Drive. Thursday/aug. 1 hOnOring seniOrs Adams County Historical Society and Museum is hosting a reception honoring seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9601 Henderson Road. Come visit the museum then catch the shuttle to the fairgrounds. All are welcome; you don’t have to be a senior to participate. The event is free to the public. Thursday/aug. 1 hisTOry prOgram Historic textile consultant Megan
Heulman will talk about the clothing women decided to wear on the historic trails of the western United States and how they cleverly adapted their garments and accessories in “Dressed to Head West: Clothing of the Overland Trails” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield. RSVP by calling the library reference desk at 720-887-2350 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Broomfield Depot Museum is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 303-460-6824.
Thursday/aug. 1 shOw fOr kids Entertainer Jim Jackson returns with a show
about the adventures of Busker, the mischievous circus dog, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Using puppetry, juggling, magic and hilarious stunts, Jim and Busker take everyone on a fun adventure. Great for kids in kindergarten through third grade. Call 303-450-8800 for information.
Thursday/aug. 1, aug. 8 funTazTikids “The Gingerbread Man,” by The Children’s
Museum of Denver, is presented from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. Recommended for ages 3-7. Children will bring nursery rhymes and fairytales to life as they act out adventures of this mischievous little cookie. Kelly Russell will lead families through a creative and fun afternoon of music, dancing and integrated rhythms from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Appropriate for all ages. No registration needed for these Funtaztikidz programs.
Thursday/aug. 1, friday/aug. 2, aug. 10 arT display A Group of Us, 10 Colorado Artists, including
Gene Youngmann, Jan Archuleta, Sydney Eitel, Susan Schmitt and Janice Hanson, is on display Aug. 1-31 at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. The First Friday opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 2. The Second Saturday art walk
is from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, with live music on the patio. Call 303-426-4114 or visit www.aarrivergallery.com
Thursday TO saTurday/aug. 1-3, aug. 8-10 wizard Of Oz Colorado ACTS presents a family and friends summer production of “The Wizard of Oz.” A preview night is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, and regular performances are at 7 p.m. Aug. 2-3 and Aug. 8-10 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772 or visit www.coloradoacts.org. Thursday/aug. 1-31 weaTher mOniTOrs The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network based at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University is looking to add a few hundred observers to its Denver area network during August. All it takes to be involved is the purchase of an official rain gauge ($30) and a commitment to help monitor the local climate by taking precipitation measurements as often as possible. The data is reported to the CoCoRaHS website and daily maps of local precipitation patterns are produced. Training is offered in person or online; a list of Denver area training classes can be found at http://www.cocorahs.org/State.aspx?state=CO. For information, or to sign up, contact Chris Spears at chris.spears@ colostate.edu or go to www.cocorahs.org and click on the “Join Us” link. friday/aug. 2, Aug. 9 friday fun Youth entering fifth through ninth grades this
fall can go on a trip from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday all summer as part of Friday Fun Days. On Aug. 2, take a trip to Family Sports Center to ice skate, play laser tag, scale the climbing wall and more. Pack a sack lunch and wear athletic clothing. Registration required. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress. Friday Fun wraps up Aug. 9 with a pool party and barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kiwanis Pool, 550 Garland Drive. Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. Food will be provided. Participants should go directly to Kiwanis Pool. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www. northglenn.org/recxpress to register.
friday/aug. 2-11 playhOuse shOw The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents “Mama Won’t Fly,” a cross-country race to get Mama to her son’s wedding. Show runs from Aug. 2-11; show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. The Festival Playhouse is at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www.festivalplayhouse.com. Appropriate for all ages. saTurday and sunday/aug. 3-4 25Th reuniOn The Arvada West class of 1988 reunion will be Aug. 3-4. First, gather at Bar Louie at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The bar is in the Westminster Promenade, 10661 Westminster Blvd. The evening is a semi-casual night of catching up. Then from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, classmates can attend a reunion picnic at Allen House Pavilion & School Tour. Pack a picnic lunch and drink and plan for a tour around 2 p.m. For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://arvadawest1988. webs.com/. sunday/aug. 4 car shOw The 12th annual Arvada West High School pom squad car show is Sunday, Aug. 4, at the school, 11595 W. Allen-
dale Drive. Register at http://tinyurl.com/awestcarshow. Help raise money for the pom squad to attend state and national competition. For information, contact email@example.com or Aline Oliver at 303-525-8053.
mOnday/aug. 5 free admissiOn Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks on Monday, Aug. 5. Colorado Day was created by the state Legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition. All other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on Aug. 5. Visit cpw.state.co.us. mOnday/aug. 5 The river Nile Flowing through 11 countries and for more than 4,000 miles, many regard the Nile as the most important river in the world because of its role in the development of ancient civilizations. Join Active Minds from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, as we explore this great river, visiting its winding path through history as well as its current relevance in the world. The program is at Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd., Broomfield. mOnday TO Thursday/Aug. 5-8 vOlleyball camp Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at dpospisi@ jeffco.k12.co.us. mOnday TO Friday/Aug. 5-9 chOir audiTiOns P’zazz Children’s Choir and Dynamix Teen Singers are auditioning singers for the fall Aug. 5-9. P’zazz is for singers ages 9-13, and Dynamix is for boys ages 13-18. Groups provide vocal instruction, solo opportunities and all singers coached privately. Wide variety of musical styles studied, and performances are scheduled often. Call for appointment. Prepare “Star-Spangler Banner” or “My Country ‘tis of Thee.” Choir meets at 11905 W. 107th Ave., Broomfield. Rehearsals are from 4:15-6:15 Mondays for P’zazz; and 4:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays for Dynamix. Call Jeannie Card at 303-466-8275 for appointment; visit www.singpzazz.com for video/information. Tuesday/aug. 6 safeTy nighT National Night Out, a night to promote
awareness, safety and neighborhood unity, is from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at locations throughout Northglenn. The city invites you to take part in this effort by joining neighbors, city officials, fire personnel and police officers for an evening outdoors to learn more about community policing. Crimes will occur where opportunity exists. If the opportunity to commit a crime is removed, the chances of becoming a victim decreases. It is through partnerships with community and law enforcement that everyone can help to remove opportunities for criminals in city neighborhoods. Contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday/aug. 6 hunTing licenses Leftover big game hunting licenses will
go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and more than 700 hunting license retailers statewide. Leftover licenses are those limited licenses that did not sell during the annual license draw process. Hunt-
ers can find a list of wildlife offices and license retailers at cpw. state.co.us. License purchasers who are out of state or unable to get to a license agent can call the toll-free license sales number, 1-800-244-5613, beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 6. It is important to note that online purchasing of leftover licenses is delayed until the following day to keep distribution fair. Internet sales of leftover licenses do not begin until 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Tuesday/Aug. 6
lifeTree café Practical help in preventing meth use will be offered at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The Lifetree event includes an exclusive film of a woman who lost a son due to methamphetamine use. The film also features a young man who became addicted to meth but found hope and escaped his addiction. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or email@example.com. Tuesday/aug. 6, aug. 13 Tax wOrkshOp The Colorado Department of Revenue offers free tax workshops on sales and use tax laws from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 (Part 1), and Tuesday, Aug. 13 (Part 2), in Westminster. Seating is limited; registration is required. Visit www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us for information and to sign up. Continuing Professional Education credits and training materials are available. wednesday/aug. 7 bible sTudy Community Bible Study Denver Northwest plans a registration day for women and children from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. We will be studying The Book of Acts. This interdenominational 30-week study will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. For more information, contact Chris at 303-324-7250. Thursday/aug. 8 cOncerT series The Thornton summer concert series and Ward 2 ice cream social is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, with The Byron Shaw Projex performing contemporary pop/reggae at Carpenter Park Amphitheater, 3482 E. 112th Ave. Thursday/aug. 8 balleT ariel Ballet Ariel and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra showcase “The Birth of Rock and Roll” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the CenterFest series at the Arvada Center Amphitheatre. The original ballet tells the story of how music and culture changed from the 1930s to 1950s, told through the eyes of a traveling musician. The CenterFest Plaza opens at 6:30 p.m. Concessions including food, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine are available for purchase or bring your own picnic (no glass containers or alcohol please). Purchase tickets online at www.SummerAtTheCenter.com or by calling 720-898-7200, and by visiting the Arvada Center box office at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada. Go to http://arvadacenter.org/thecenter Thursday/aug. 8 public hearing The Northglenn Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is seeking public input and ideas from residents on possible improvement projects for city parks at a public Your Week continues on Page 20
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hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in council chambers at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. The board will use this feedback to make recommendations to city council. All interested residents are encouraged to attend. Call 303-280-7821.
Coming Soon Coming Soon/aug. 9 ConCert SerieS Concerts in the backyard concert series are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Anythink Foundation and future Nature Explore classrooms at Anythink libraries. Blue Canyon Boys performs Aug. 9. Coming Soon/aug. 9-11 uSed-book event Friends of Westminster Public Library will have a used-book event Aug. 9-11 at College Hill Library, Community Room L-107. Patrons may take as many books as they like in return for a donation. All money goes to support library programs. Volunteers are still needed to help with this event. Call Jennifer at 303-464-0866. Coming Soon/aug. 9-11 twinderella the Northglenn Youth Theatre tells the story
of Bob, the long-lost twin brother of Cinderella. This comedy is full of twists, turns and silly characters. Suitable for all ages. Call 303-450-8800 for more information. Shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive.
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Colorado Huckfest, an exhibit of giant scale RC model aircraft. Some of the best pilots in the country will perform tricks and maneuvers. These large, scale model aircraft are up to 12 foot in wing span and are powered by motors up to 220 cc’s. Huckfest is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11 at the Arvada Air Park, 7608 Highway 93, Golden. Spectators are welcome and entry and parking are free. Concessions will be available on
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or other items and then pick up the items at either an upcoming farmers’ market or make arrangements with the merchant to pick up the items on a certain date. Mudd’s passion for helping out local farms isn’t just something he’s dedicated to during the summer and fall months. Beginning this winter he will provide farmers markets in Westminster and other metro
Saturday and Sunday. For more information, email ColoradoHuckfest@gmail.com. For directions to the Air Park, visit www. arvadamodelers.com.
Coming Soon/aug. 10 Street feStival Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit www.oldetownarvada.org. Coming Soon/aug. 10 weStern piCniC Liz Masterson and Julia Hays present “Tales and Tunes of the West.” Join Arvada Historical Society at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 for Western picnic fixin’s, lively cowgirl music, history, and a whole lot of fun. Liz Masterson, awardwinning singer, with Julia Hays on the fiddle will perform their Western music. Tickets include lunch and show. Reservations are required; call 303-431-1261. Coming Soon/aug. 13 mayor event Join Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing for hot dogs and conversation about the city, its government and more. Mayor on the Move is from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Larson Park, East 108th Avenue and Larson Drive. Call 303-450-8713. Coming Soon/aug. 13 weight loSS Dieting alone is not enough to lose weight. Learn how understanding your individual metabolic, hormonal and nutritional needs is essential to dropping pounds and maintaining your ideal weight. Program is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. For people ages 55 and over. Call 303-450-8801 for information.
Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of August, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with AMERICAN DEMOLITION, hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as ENGLAND WATER TREATMENT FACILITY DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by August 15, 2013. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 1st day of August, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: August 2, 2013 Last publication: August 9, 2013 00047512
women’S lunCheon Small businesses run by women will be featured at a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows, 13600 Xavier Lane. Lisa Cuss will sing, and Cheryl Hoffman will be our inspirational speaker. Lunch will be catered by The Black Eyed Pea. For reservations call Andrea at 303-485-5888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name(s) of your guest(s) and the names and ages of children that you will need to have cared for in our complimentary nursery. Coming Soon/aug. 14 SoniC benefit Sonic on 120th Avenue, east of Washington Street, is offering a percentage of all net sales from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, to the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association of Northglenn. The money will be used to support Northglenn’s Citizen’s Police Academy and the Northglenn Police Department. Call 303-450-8851 for more information.
reCurring eventS fall ClaSSeS Registration for fall classes with Colorado ACTS is now open. Visit www.coloradoacts.org for details. Classes available after school and in the evenings. Among the offerings are Loose Lips Sink Ships (ages 12-18), The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring (8-12), Creative Drama: Disney Fairytales (48). Homeschool classes include Our Town (ages 12-18), Patriot Dreams (8-12), Creative Drama (4-8), Imaginative Puppeteering (8-12). Community classes include Outreach Performance Class (ages 12 to adult), Improvisation Class & Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (12 to adult), Aspects of Theater Class (10-20).
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Denver area giving farmers and other local vendors an opportunity to sell their goods during the cold months. “During the winter months the vendors and the buyers can continue to use Local Radius to purchase produce and other things,” he said. “It’s just such a great opportunity for farmers to grow their business and a great opportunity for people to continue to buy and enjoy local organic produce.” City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Cindy Goodall manager of the Westof proceedings of the Westminster SolaireSummary Shoppes farmers market minster City Council meeting of Monday, on Saturdays at Avenue Harlan July88th 22, 2013. Mayor Proand Tem Winter and Councillors Atchison, Briggs, Kaiser, LindStreet doesn’t just keep busy sey, and Majorherself were present at rollwith call.
the one market, she’s also works for Millers Farms, out of Platteville, and is busy at multiple markets selling produce from the farm. One can find Millers Farm produce a the O’Toole’s Garden Center market and the Orchard Farmers Market at Orchard Town Center in northern Westminster, which runs on Sundays. Goodall said this is the third year for the 88th and Harlan market and she has over 40 vendors each week. “We have a big variety of booths at the market, so many things for people to choose from,” she said. “I encourage people to come out, explore and ask questions. Learn about where fruits and veggies really
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around your home? A free workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, is designed to raise awareness about the harmful effects graffiti has on communities and provide information about how communities can combat this and other forms of vandalism. Program is at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Presented by Northglenn Neighborhood Service Officer Tom Carlson. RSVP to Jeanette Sánchez at 303-450-8935 or email@example.com.
CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of August, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Goodland Construction, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as Kings Mill Park Expansion. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by August 15, 2013. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 1st day of August, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: August 2, 2013 Last publication: August 9, 2013 00047633 City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Summary of proceedings of the Westminster City Council meeting of Monday, July 22, 2013. Mayor Pro Tem Winter and Councillors Atchison, Briggs, Kaiser, Lindsey, and Major were present at roll call. Mayor McNally was absent and excused. The minutes of the regular meeting of July 8, 2013, were approved as presented. Council approved the following items: June Financial Report; General Capital Improvement Fund Transfer; Special Legal Services for Retirement Plan Review; 2nd Quarter Insurance Claims Report; Preliminary Technical Energy Audits and Solar Photovoltaic Development; 98th Av-
The minutes of the regular meeting of July 8, 2013, were approved as presented. Council approved the following items: June Financial Report; General Capital Improvement Fund Transfer; Special Legal Services for Retirement Plan Review; 2nd Quarter Insurance Claims Report; Preliminary Technical Energy Audits and Solar Photovoltaic Development; 98th Avenue Construction Contract; Strasburg Farm Irrigation Wells Replacement Design/Build Contract; Emergency Pump Repair Cumulative Expenses Over $50,000 in 2013; Tank-Trailer Purchase for Big Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant; Council adopted Resolution No. 20 to authorize applications for fall 2013 Adams County Open Space Grants. Council passed the following Councillors’ Bills on first reading: A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE APPROVING TWO LEASE AGREEMENTS FOR LEASE OF THE PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 8370 AND 8390 W. 108th AVENUE, WESTMINSTER, CO 80021. Purpose: to authorize leases at 83790 and 8390 W 108th Avenue. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THE FUNDS. Purpose: authorizing supplemental appropriation of Adams County Open Space Grant and local match for construction of Tanglewood Creek Trail project. A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE GENERAL, WATER, UTILITY RATE STABILIZATION RESERVE, WASTEWATER, LEGACY RIDGE, STORM DRAINAGE, GENERAL CAPITAL OUTLAY REPLACEMENT, SALES & USE TAX, PARKS OPEN SPACE & TRAILS, AND GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THESE FUNDS. Purpose: to appropriate FY2012 carryover funds into the FY2013 budgets of the stated funds. The meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m. By Order of the Westminster City Council Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider August 2, 2013 00047506
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Best Annual Event by the readers of the Westsider in the Best of the Best competition, is set to start at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. at City Park. The event will feature many free activities and entertainment on two stages. The Primrose School Adventure zone will be the place for the little ones featuring jumping castles, a climbing wall, giant slides, games and face painting with the Butterfly Pavilion offering a variety of creepy and crawly creatures for kids to look at and touch. Youngsters can also play free carnival games to win prizes and also try out their skills at the junior firefighter combat challenge. But the fun’s not just for the kids at this year’s faire. The Pet Place has expanded to include even more activities for the pets including free professional pet photos and Yappy Hour 1-4 p.m. where pets can enjoy free treats and ice and water pools. Low-
to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request an application at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact email@example.com or call 303-239-0382 for information.
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 jeffcopublicschools.org 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 Info@OurConnection.org or call 303- 438-6783. open miC Living Water Unity Spiritual Community presents open mic night – celebrate your teen self from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. reCurring/through aug. 3 lunCh program The Charter School Institute is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from June 3 through Aug. 3. Meals will be provided to all children for free. Meals will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights.
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come from.” Jen Wilson has been selling her ecofriendly totes at the Solaire Shoppes market for two years. Wanting something to do, the Edgewater resident decided to start making totes out of post-consumer recycled plastic a few years ago. Since then she travels to multiple markets selling her unique bags. “The market at 88th and Harlan is my favorite,” she said. “I seem to do pretty good and everyone here is so nice.” All of the farmers markets run through October and feature a variety of items and produced for sale.
cost vaccinations, licensing and microchipping will also be available. “This year we wanted to expand the pet area because so many people enjoyed it last year,” Hammarstrom said. “We think pet owners will really like what we have to offer at the faire for their pets.” As for entertainment, the main stage will feature performances by the city of Westminster dance recital and drama camp at 10 a.m., followed by Pulse at 12:30 p.m. and finally The Margarita Brothers at 3 p.m. The community stage will have a variety of performers including a Zumba demonstration and belly dancing. Something new this year is a free evening concert 7-9 p.m. at Christopher Fields featuring The Long Run Band. “Something we’ve never done before is have a beer garden,” Hammarstrom said. “So this year noon to 4 p.m. people can enjoy some beer in the garden while they cool off in the shade and watch the bands play.” Plenty of vendors will also be on-site at the faire selling a variety of items as well as food vendors. For more information on the Westminster Faire, visit www.ci.westminster.co.us.
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Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2 p.m. for the start of the program. RSVP at 303-403-2205.
Contact Lindsay Hull at 303-866-6566 for more information.
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FINANCIAL PEACE Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Universityclass will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 to Oct. 20 at Faith Bible Chapel, Carr Street Campus, 4890 Carr St., Arvada. For information or to register, call 303-424-2121 ext. 9-2455 or email zach. email@example.com.
BACKPACK DONATIONS North Metro Fire Rescue District is accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies for A Precious Child Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides basic essentials to disadvantaged and displaced children living in the North Metro area. Donations will be collected until Aug. 16 and can be dropped off at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters or fire stations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Heather Brown at 303-452-9910 or hbrown@ northmetrofire.org. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 21 SUMMER CONCERTS Westminster Promenade’s summer concert series begins Wednesday, June 12, and continues through Aug. 21. All concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Gazebo at Westminster Promenade. The lineup includes: June 12: The 1950s: The Juke Brothers sock-hop band; June 26: The 1960s: “Woodstock Tribute,” re-creation of the iconic rock festival; July 3: The 1970s: Colorado’s tribute to “The Eagles”; July 17: The 1980s Message in A Bottle, The Police Tribute; Aug. 14: Bella Luna Cirque Show; and Aug. 21: To be announced. Visit thewestminsterpromenade.com
LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 7 HARVEST FESTIVAL Arvada Associated Modelers presents its 2013 Harvest Festival and a free RC model air show from1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Arvada Air Park, 7608 Highway 93, Golden. Spectacular giant scale models, replica Warbirds, real turbine jets, radical helicopters, a “wicked witch” on a flying broom, and a variety of other, unique radio-controlled models will be flown and exhibited. The air show also features celebrity pilots, a full scale fly-in by Flight for Life Colorado, RC flight simulators, many free door prizes, concessions and an opportunity for spectators to try their hand at flying a real RC airplane (also free). Master of Ceremonies will be Arvada City council member at-large Bob Fifer. For information and directions to the flying field, visit www.arvadamodelers.com.
wine tasting to benefit Gateway Battered Women’s Services. The event is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The theme will be “Around the World in 80 Wines.” A survivor will share her story about being a battered woman and how she was helped by Gateway. The event also features a sit-down dinner followed by a live auction. Call 303-343-1856 for tickets and more information.
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THEATER SHOW The Creative Revolution Theatre Company,
GOLF TOURNAMENT The 7th annual Kyle Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Park Hill Golf Course, Denver. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. To sign up, call Park Hill at 303-333-5411, ext. 24. Cost includes golf, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. All proceeds benefit underprivileged children golf lessons. Kyle’s passion was for young kids to enjoy golf as much as he did.
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in association with the City of Thornton and TASHCO, presents “The Picture That Was Turned To The Wall or She May Have Seen Better Days,” by Tim Kelly. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. To reserve tickets, call 720-301-4439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.creativerevolutiontheatre.org.
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stock present “Illusions & Dreams III “The Epic Variety Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada. Call 303-378-1112 or go to www. JeffJensonMagic.com. Show is appropriate for all ages.
CHILD SAFETY Pro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram presents a John Walsh endorsed child safety program from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1800 W. 104th Ave., Thornton. The free program will include free FBI certified next generation PALM prints, FBI certified fingerprints, a digital photography and a child safety journal. Call 866-353-2353 for more details.
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THEATER AUDITIONS Creative Revolution Theatre Company will have auditions for its upcoming production of “Talk Radio” from 5-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, with callbacks after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Auditions will be at TASHCO Art Gallery at North Valley Tech Center, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, Thornton. The theater company is looking for actors ages 21 and older. Performances will be Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. Rehearsals will begin the week of Aug. 26 and will take place after 6 p.m. weekdays. Specific dates and times to be determined by schedule of selected cast.
PRESCHOOLERS GATHERING Primetime for Preschoolers meets 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free. For more information, call 303-452-7534 or go online to librarianship.
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KOREAN WAR Join Active Minds from 1:45-3:30 p.m.
VARIETY SHOW Jeff Jenson, Dennis Michael and Reid Bel-
Wednesday, Aug. 21, for a look at the origins, key events, and the lasting legacy of this conflict. We will also examine the role played by the United States, China, and the Soviet Union as part of the broader Cold War. Program is free and takes place at Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster.
Renovations at Torii Square Park, 7596 Lowell Blvd. in Westminster, were completed in June. New features include a natural rock play structure, a tori, a Japanese entryway arch, new sidewalks, plantings, lighting, irrigation, benches, a shelter with picnic tables and a dry river bed between the shelter and the rock play piece. Photo by Ashley Reimers
LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 10-12 YOUTH AUDITIONS Auditions for Northglenn Youth Theatre’s “Shrek the Musical” for ages 8-18 are available by appointment Sept. 10-12. Actors must prepare a one-minute comedic monologue, 16 bars from an up-beat contemporary musical, bring a resume, and 8x10 color headshot to the audition. No acapella; accompanist provided. Directed by Kimberly Jongejan. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Call 303-450-8800 to schedule an appointment. Call backs are from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14. Rehearsals are from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from Sept. 17 to Nov. 7. If cast, a fee will be charged to cover costume and T-shirt.
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MUSIC TIME Music and Movement meets 1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Children ages 3 to 6 years can sing, dance, play games and learn how to play instruments. Registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at librarianship.For more information, call 303-452-7534.
ADULT SURVIVORS of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peer-support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more
information, call 303-283-8660.
DENVER THYROID Cancer Support Group meets7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948. GRIEF RECOVERY A 12-week Grief Share program meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. LA LECHE League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St. LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at
Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to www.unhooked.com.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton. STUDY GROUP Chabad of NW Metro Denver Jewish Center hosts a thought-provoking discussion on the weekly Torah portion. Drawing from the wisdom of the Talmud, Kabbalah and Chassidic Mystical Masters, the study group focuses on the relevance of the bible stories and Torah’s teaching to our modern lives. The class is from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Chabad, 4505 W. 112 Ave., Westminster. Refreshments served. For costs and the topic of the weekly discussion, visit www.COJewish.com/ torahstudy or call 303-429-5177. The class is led by Rabbi Benjy Brackman spiritual leader of Chabad of NW Metro Denver. WEST METRO Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We meet in Classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. Investors of all levels of experience are welcome but no agents please. TUESDAYS LET GO and Let God AFG Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit www.al-anon-co.org. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Tuesday group meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Lone Star Steakhouse, 237 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. For more information, call Alan at 720-233-5873.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 3585 W. 76th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to www.nacolorado.org. NEW SWING Swing dancing comes to Thornton 8:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays at Taps and Toes Dance Studio, 12720 N. Colorado Blvd. Beginners are welcome; World Champion Lindy Hop dancers Mark Godwin and Shauna Marble, along with other dancers will provide instruction. Cost is $5. For more information, go online to www.markandshaunaswing.com/weekly_dances/. NORTHGLENN AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org. NORTHGLENN-THORNTON ROTARY Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Red Lobster, 1350 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn. For more information, email NorthglennThorntonRotary@hotmail.com. NORTH JEFFCO Republican Women meets the second Tuesday of every month at the 911 Driving School, 9100 100th Ave., Suite B-4, Westminster. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m., meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Each month outstanding speakers present information vital to our community. Come join us to deepen your knowledge of election candidates, current legislation, and upcoming events. Both men and women are invited to attend. Admission is free. NORTHWEST AREA Newcomers and Social Club, serving the women of north Jeffco and northwest Denver metro, meets every meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. For information, place and reservations, call Susan Dittman at 303-673-9266 or Patti Bloomquist at 303-940-7478. NORTH METRO Newcomer and Social Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch and a program. We welcome all women who would like to meet new friends and find new activities. Call Peggy Frances at 303-215-9627 or Karen Dowling at 303-422-7369. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Westminster United Methodist Church, 3585 W. 76th Ave. Contact Laura at 303-428-9293. TAE KWON do Learn self-defense, get a workout and increase self-confidence. Two classes available on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the city of Westminster recreation division: peewees (ages 5-8), from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and ages 9 and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Classes at the MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave. Call 303-426-4310. Visit www.hupstaekwondo.com and www. ttatkd.com.
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Homestead’s practice facilities provide a good place to refine golf skills. Photos by Daniel Williams
Homestead plays short but offers challenge Lakewood course offers scenic golf experience By Daniel Williams
email@example.com LAKEWOOD - Most golfers think the longer the golf course, the more challenging the track. That’s not the case at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. The par-65 municipal course located at 11500 West Hampden Ave. is short but tough and at the same time features some of the best scenic golf in the state. “I have played a lot of golf courses in this state but few offer the experience that Homestead delivers,” Steve Billington said. The 11-year-old championship course plays just over 5,000 yards — 1,000 to 2,000 yards shorter than an average championship course. “There is a perception that because we are short the course is easy,” Homestead staff member Shannon Shin said. “But if you have played out here you know that we might actually be more challenging than your average course.” The journey starts at hole No. 1 titled “Happy Trails.” The hole is 332 yards from the blue tees, and the elevated green is not visible from the approach shot. No. 1 along with hole No. 10 — a 320yard, par 4 that is straight up hill and plays more like 400 yards — are just two examples of holes on the course featuring an elevation change of more than 200 feet. Conversely, several downhill holes provide the short hitters extra roll and allow the big hitters to attempt to go for the green on par 4s. “One hole you are hitting way up hill, the next hole you are hitting downhill. Even if you play here often the experience is always a different one,” Billing-
ton said. Holes 11-17 sit in a recessed bowl area in what was once a carbon mine in World War II, according to the City of Lakewood website. These holes give you some of best looking views of the city and of the mountains. Hole No. 17 known as “Death Valley” is the marquee hole on the course. A par 3 that plays anywhere from 150 to 180 yards begins on an elevated tee box and forces golfers to hit their balls over a valley and onto an elevated green. “No. 17 is definitely the signature hole at Homestead. Not only do you have to hit a perfect ball but you have to select the perfect club,” Homestead head professional Craig Parzybok said. But for those planning to play the par 3s with your friends for a dollar per hole must be careful because while most championship courses feature four par 3s, Homestead has eight par 3s, nine par 4s and just a single par 5. The links-style layout, designed by Denis Griffiths, is not surrounded by commercial development, which means the course is nestled in a natural setting. “Scenicwise there are not many courses that can offer what Homestead offers. But we think the conditions and layout of our course are equally beautiful,” Parzybok said. And Homestead has been addressing the effects of recent summer heat. “It has been tough to keep the course green but our staff has managed to keep the course looking great all season. We have some really good people taking care of the course out here,” Shin said. Coming up on Friday, Aug. 16, Homestead will honor Jack Evert, its longtime starter who passed away earlier this year. The course will hold the “Almost Perfect” Golf Tournament, an 18-hole, four-person scramble in honor of Evert. For more information, call 720-9635181.
Stations at the Homestead driving range offer real greens as targets to sharpen skills.
Hole No. 9 is a short par 4 that provides a water challenge on the left side of the green.
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Jeffco Stadium has received a new track after 16 years and countless track meets. Photo by Daniel Williams
Jeffco Stadium’s renovations near complete State track host and football venue gaining new look By Daniel Williams
firstname.lastname@example.org LAKEWOOD - Renovations to Jefferson County Stadium are nearly complete as the start of the fall sports season is just weeks away. The host of 29 of the last 31 high school track and field state championships received a much needed facelift which included a new track after 16 years, as well as a couple other renovations. Construction started in May and will wrap up over the next couple weeks with the track being resurfaced next week. The renovations which were done by Renner Sports Surfaces — the same company that installed the last track 16 years ago — have gone smoothly. “We will have everything finished up mid-August before the start of the fall season. This project has been right
on track,” Manager of Stadium Operations Ezra Paddock said. The stadium is the annual home of the CHSAA Track & Field State Championship, but the track itself was one year past its 15 year expiration date. No injuries or even problems were reported regarding the old track — which is just a giant pile of garbage now — 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 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 will also be softer on athlete’s bodies. “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,” Paddock said. “I think there is going to be some records broke in the next state tournament,” Paddock said. “This track will
definitely be faster.” The near 60-year-old stadium was updated with the latest in track and field technology. 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 maintenance-wise,” Paddock said. Finally, the stadium is getting conduit and power underneath the track for the first time. “In the era of 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 and it will all be in the ground,” Paddock. 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.
Harsh reality for Broncos in pursuit of Super Bowl There are two kinds of reality shows: Those that are bad and those that are worse. “Jersey Shore” was bad. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” was worse. “Being Bobby Brown,” bad. Being the barren mind behind “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” worse. And who among us doesn’t hold at least some sentiment that the producers of “Toddlers and Tiaras” should be considered for execution via guillotine — with a tiara glued to their heads, for poetic justice? Like Michael Jordan, you can’t stop reality shows; you just gotta hope to contain them by rolling your eyes and changing the channel. But if you’re a member of the Denver Broncos organization, it’d be hypocritical of you to talk trash about TV’s garbage. That’s because off-season after off-season, all the team does is pump out reality show-like drama. Sometimes it’s fun. Sometimes it’s not. But, seeing as how the team hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since the 1998 season, Broncos’ drama is, at the very least, getting old. The Broncos have been the NFL leaders in off-season drama for about five years now, going back to 2008, with Mike Shanahan’s starring role in the team’s version of “Chopped,” during his firing as head coach. In 2009, the Broncos rolled out the short-lived “Kid Nation,” with the hiring of the 5-year-old Josh McDaniels as their coach. Then, in the spring of that year, McDaniels thought it would be fun to mortgage the team’s future by trading in their second, third and
fourth round NFL draft picks to the Baltimore Ravens, in order to grab Tim Tebow in the first round — kind of like McDaniels was running the team like it was a lemonade stand, but got duped into giving back change for a 50 to a bully who paid him with 20 bucks in Monopoly money. Oh, and on April 2, just a couple of weeks before drafting Tebow, the Broncos traded starting quarterback Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears. Less than two weeks after that, star wide receiver Brandon Marshall was traded to Miami. It was “Extreme Makeover” time in Denver. Then, during the miserable 2010 season, owner Pat Bowlen — who finally realized his mistake of handing over the organization’s keys to a dude who was still getting around on a bicycle that had training wheels — fired McDaniels. Bowlen then brought John Elway in to the front office, before Elway, “The Apprentice,” hired John Fox as head coach. Then, in 2011, came everyone’s favorite off-season reality show, “So, You Think You Can Pass?” starring Tim Tebow. Tebow Drama dominated Broncos camp that year, which proved to be too much for the pedestrian quarterback Kyle Orton to handle.
Then, after actually making the playoffs under Tebow, the Broncos embarked on their next reality hit, last year’s “Who wants to marry a Manning?” Peyton, that is. Enter the P-Man, exit the T-Man. And just when you thought the off-season drama would finally come to an end this season, the Broncos produced three more reality shows: The Wes Welker-inspired “Keeping Up With The Patriots”; Elvis Dumervil’s hit, “Are You Smarter Than A Fax Machine?”; And, on the heels of two team executives being arrested for drunken driving —“Cops.” Oh, and last but not least, then came the recent drug allegations against star linebacker Von Miller, proving that “Big Brother” is indeed watching over Denver. Can the Broncos overcome this year’s off-season distractions? We shall see. All I know is that while the team continues to lead the league in reality drama year after year, the organization has been without a fresh Vince Lombardi Trophy for a very long time. Broncos’ reality shows may make for some intriguing, real-life drama. But unless Denver makes it to the Super Bowl this year, the Broncos will look like the “Biggest Losers,” while their fans will be staring in their own reality show: “Punk’d.” In addition to writing sports columns, Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.
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Millikan tabbed as new A-West softball coach Former UCCS star looking to take Wildcats to next level By Daniel Williams
firstname.lastname@example.org ARVADA - Arvada West has hired Breanna Millikan to be its new head softball coach. “Breanna will be a great addition to A-West,” Arvada West Athletic Director Steve Anderson said. The Wildcats were forced to look for a new head softball coach after Chalee McDougal took an administrative position with Jeffco schools. “We are looking for someone to help take us to the next level and help build on the great work that coach McDougal did,” Anderson said. “She will be missed as her impact on the program was phenomenal.” But this isn’t a project that needs to be rebuilt. Mc-
Dougal helped create a juggernaut in 5A Jeffco in just one season, and Millikan will be taking over a very talented team. McDougal took over a team that went 7-11-1 in 2011 turned them into a team that went 184, 7-1, tying Dakota Ridge with 5A Jeffco’s best league record last season. The Wildcats closed out their season winning 13 of 14 games and went into the state tournament as a No. 5 seed. Millikan has previous head coaching experience at Doherty High School, and she also coached at Metro State. Once a star pitcher in her own right, Millikan was once honored as RMAC Pitcher of the Year while at University of ColoradoColorado Springs, as well as being a four-time academic All-American.
Women’s golf on the upswing Solheim puts spotlight on advances in sport By Jim Benton
email@example.com Many of the elite players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association and Ladies European Tour will be heading to Parker for the Solheim Cup later this month. The biennial, prestigious match-play tournament pits 12 U.S.-born professionals against 12 European counterparts. Colorado golf fans will see accurate drives, pinpoint approach shots and clutch putts during the event, which will be held Aug. 13-18 at the Colorado Golf Club. The statistics show these players are hitting longer and scoring lower than ever before. But are the elite women of today really more skilled that the top players of yesteryear? That’s a debatable topic, because golf balls and equipment keep improving and make it easier for those golfers who have correct swing techniques to flirt with or better par. “Overall, more women are playing the game globally,” said 59-year-old Denver resident Hollis Stacy, who won 18 LPGA tournaments and collected four victories in majors during her 26-year career. “The same scores are winning on the LPGA and European tours. Golf is more competitive. There are more people shooting those low scores and winning. “What happened in the game is the equipment is much better. The skill levels have remained the same. We had women on the tour drive the ball 270 yards. If we had the same equipment and balls the players have now, the drives would be in the 300s.” Donna H. White, an LPGA teaching professional who played 15 seasons on the tour and won three events before retiring in 1992, claims today’s players are taking advantage of opportunities.
Paula Creamer, who is expected to be part of the U.S. Solheim Cup team, is part of the new wave of top women in professional golf. Shutterstock photo “I am quite confident given the ball of today and agronomic grooming of fairways and greens that Mickey Wright’s scoring average would be 67 or better,” said White. “I don’t think players today are any more skilled. I believe they have been exposed to greater opportunities than mine or previous generations.” Wright won 82 tournaments in 14 years on the LPGA Tour, including four U.S. Women’s Opens and three LPGA Championships. She retired from the tour in 1969 and won four consecutive Vare Trophies, the award that goes to the player with the lowest scoring average. The lowest scoring average for Wright was 72.46 in 1960. For the past 16 seasons, the LPGA’s Vare winner has had an average of 70.21 or lower. In fact, no winner has had an average higher than 71 since 1977.
White credits better competitive exposure, technology and fitness for the improved statistics for current professionals. “My era was the first to benefit from Title IX,” explained White. “Beth Daniel, Nancy Lopez and myself were able to attend college and gain invaluable competitive experience prior to joining the tour. Today kids can play in a tournament starting at age 4 every weekend. Tour players before me had to join the tour to compete. I couldn’t play soccer or baseball in my era. Today girls can play any sport they want. The skills and competitive maturity transfers nicely to golf. “The ball is the most influential technology advancement. Also video analysis. Health and fitness was always important to me. I ran and trained but few of my fellow tour players would join me. Then in the early-mid ‘80s , the health boom happened and we had fitness vans on tour weekly.”
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