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A Colorado Community Media Publication

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North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 47

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Hudak in a crunch Lawmaker weighing options in recall effort By Vic Vela

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James Hondrogiannis is the owner of Goody’s Eatery in south Westminster, a breakfast and lunch restaurant that opened in early September. Photos by Ashley Reimers

Good eats at Goody’s By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews. com James Hondrogiannis has been in the restaurant business since age 6. The Westminster resident started out with simple jobs like washing dishes and busing tables, before graduating to manager at his father’s restaurant, the Parkway Café in Federal Heights. Now Hondrogiannis is putting all of that experience and knowledge to the test with the opening of his own place, Goody’s Eatery in south Westminster. “After growing up in restaurants, I always knew I would open my own,” he said. “It takes a lot of passion, but it’s worth it.” Everything made from scratch, including fresh-cut hash browns and homemade green chili, Goody’s Eatery is a breakfast and lunch restaurant. Located in the old Westy’s Café building at 3010 W. 72nd Ave., the interior has been completely transformed from the ground up. With help from his family, Hondro-

Corned beef hash and eggs is just one of many items on the menu at Goody’s Eatery, a breakfast and lunch restaurant in south Westminster. giannis designed the restaurant to be light and airy with a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. “When the building became available we really wanted to revitalize it for this part of Westminster,” he said. “The location is great with a lot of traffic, especially be-

ing down the street from the future light rail. It took a lot of work and a long time, but it feels really good to have a hand in it from the beginning.” Goody’s continues on Page 15

Holiday tradition brings community together Event began more than a century ago By Ashley Reimers

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Elizabeth Price, last year’s Hometown Christmas honoree, lights the 65-foot Christmas tree. Courtesy photo

Since 1911, the Hometown Christmas celebration has brought people together for an evening of lights, caroling and Santa Claus. First celebrated after the city’s incorporation, the community event is a tradition marking the beginning of the holiday season. “In 1923 Doc and Laura Shipman planted a fiveand-a-half foot tree to serve as the hometown Christmas tree. Residents continued to decorate the tree until

World War II when outside lights were not allowed,” said Elaine Egan with the Westminster Historical Society. “The tradition was set aside until the Westminster Historical Society renewed it in 1987. The tree is now over 65 feet tall.” This year’s celebration will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Fireman’s Park, next to Westminster Fire Station No. 1, 3948 W. 73rd Ave. The pinnacle of the evening will be the Christmas tree lighting, which will be done this year by former mayor Nancy McNally. Egan said the first tree lighting honorees in 1987 were Holiday continues on Page 15

State Sen. Evie Hudak could be in a lose-lose situation, and she knows it. The Westminster Democrat acknowledges that if organizers behind a recall effort collect enough signatures to force a special election, there is only one sure-fire way that she will remain a senator. “The way I win is if they don’t get enough signatures,” she said during a recent interview with Colorado Community Media. “Other than that, I think you’re right, that I’m in a lose-lose situation if they get enough signatures. People will be angry if I were to resign. People would be angry if I were to be recalled.” Hudak refused to answer affirmatively if she will run in a recall election, if things go that far. “Obviously, people like you have forced me to contemplate,” she said. “The reason I can’t make a decision is because I don’t know if they’re going to have enough signatures. There are a lot of things in play. “Right now, I want to remain a senator. I think I’ve done a good job.” Hudak was asked whether it would send a bad message if a lawmaker steps aside from office, through the mere threat of a recall — without even fighting back in an election to keep his or her seat. “You’re expressing why it’s so difficult, and why I can’t give you an answer right now,” she said. Organizers have until Dec. 3 to submit 18,962 valid signatures of District 19 voters to the secretary of state’s office. Hudak’s district includes Westminster and Arvada. Hudak has run in tough elections before. She initially won her Senate seat in 2008 with 51 percent of the vote. Last year, Hudak was re-elected by a slim margin of 342 votes over her Republican opponent, and one where a Libertarian candidate received 6.5 percent support. Hudak is the third Democratic lawmaker to be targeted for recall. The other two, former Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo, lost their races. The group that is behind the recall effort, which calls itself Recall Hudak Too, has a laundry list of reasons why she should be recalled. Clearly, though, Hudak is being targeted over her support of gun legislation that was signed into law this year, and because she is a vulnerable Democrat whose loss in a special election could flip control in the General Assembly’s upper chamber to the Republicans. That’s why there has been chatter among state politicos that Hudak could end up resigning from office, a move that would allow another Democrat to hold that important seat. “At this time, I have no intention of resigning,” she said. “I hope I won’t have to make that decision.” Mike McAlpine, who is organizing the recall effort, did not respond to multiple requests for comment on this story. Learning from recent recall efforts Hudak and her campaign manager Chris Kennedy say they learned from what happened in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. “I don’t think we knew how serious it was and how capable these guys were,” Kennedy said. He said because of that, the Hudak campaign has sent volunteers door-todoor, as well as positioning volunteers in areas where petition gatherers are attempting to collect signatures. The actions of volunteers on both sides of the recall attempt have been the story within the recall story, as efforts on the part of some groups have stirred controversy. The Democracy Defense Fund, A pro-Hudak group — one that the senator says she is not affiliated with — has directed robocalls that warn District 19 voters that some of the recall petition gatherers have criminal backgrounds. “We’re trying to get the message out, why it would benefit people in the community not to sign the petition,”

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Filling the gratitude bucket all year long Over the years I have shared Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, some in their homes and some in my own home. One of the traditions I enjoy the most is when everyone takes the time to go around the table and talk about what is that they are most thankful for. Each year it is so much fun to watch people as we get closer to that time of the meal where they will be asked to share what they are most grateful for, and for some they squirm a little while others can’t wait to take center stage. And then there are others who either have the same list every year or stick with a very simple declaration of appreciation for friends and family. Has the tradition lost its oomph? Do we do it out of ritualistic habit and just because mom or dad, grandma or grandpa have asked us to? Or maybe, just maybe

we have actually spent time realizing and recognizing all that we appreciate, or should be so very grateful for in our lives. What if every day we were asked to share what it is that we are most grateful for? Would we squirm and would our palms get sweaty as we fidgeted and searched for a quality response? Could we possibly find ourselves just repeating the same things each time we are asked? The answer would probably be yes unless

we are filling our gratitude bucket all the time. Instead of looking for all that is wrong today or has gone wrong in the past, we need to become acutely aware of the good things that surround us each and every day. It’s been said that gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions and that the more we show gratitude and appreciation for, the more we will actually have to be grateful for. It’s kind of like the analogy of the glass being half full or half empty. The pessimist sees it as half empty, the optimist sees it as half full. The same holds true when we view our gratitude bucket, is yours half full or half empty? Maybe you will read this column before Thanksgiving and will have time to prepare your response should you be asked for the list of things you are grate-

ful for. Perhaps you didn’t even need this column, your gratitude bucket is already overflowing and you can’t wait to share your list with everyone. And maybe you will not have had the opportunity to read this until after Thanksgiving, and that is OK too because now you can live each day in search of things you can appreciate and that will fill your gratitude bucket making every day of the year Thanksgiving Day. I really would love to hear about all that you are grateful for and what you truly appreciate at gotonorton@gmail.com and when we can recognize what we appreciate most, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.

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School chiefs share concerns at forum Funding, testing, reform among issues discussed By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com School superintendents from around the state converged on Denver Nov. 19 to address a myriad of issues facing Colorado schools — and it was clear from the discussions that there are no easy answers to many problems. Concerns over funding, student and teacher assessment testing and parental involvement were among the many issues tackled by 10 superintendents during “The State of Our Districts” forum inside the Denver Center for Performing Arts. The timing of the forum, which was put on by the Public Education & Business Coalition, was apt. It was two weeks removed from an election where a major, statewide school funding initiative was rejected by voters. Superintendents who supported Amendment 66 — which sought to overhaul public school funding by way of a tax hike — are still stinging from the defeat, as they continue to deal with budget shortfalls. “Opportunities for kids across the state

should not be determined by the property tax in their area,” said Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg. Not everyone was upset over Amendment 66’s failure. Douglas County Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said that full-day kindergarten — one of the key selling points behind the funding measure — would have caused facility issues in Douglas County. “Frankly, for us, it was a significant issue that we would have had to deal with,” she said. Stevenson Much of the discussion centered around reform initiatives, and state and national assessment mandates, and the challenges districts face surrounding their implementations — something to which each of the superintendents could relate. For example, Adams 12 Five Star Schools Superintendent Chris Gdowski said abiding by certain online assessment standards means that the district has to come up with up to $15 million to ensure that its information technology systems can adequately support the testing. “It’s a classic example of wanting wellintended outcomes,” Gdowski said. “But

$10 (million) to $15 million is an enormous investment for a district that’s really struggling right now.” Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson talked about those same challenges and how they can result in “tension” among Jeffco teachers. Stevenson said that the district is trying to juggle multiple assessment mandates on a budget that is below 2009 funding levels. “We ask more and more of our teachers and principals, and we’re giving them fewer resources,” she said. “We tell them, ‘Here’s a reform to implement, and we’re not going to give you any more resources. By the way, you’ll have new training, as well.’” Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Scott Murphy blasted what he calls the “Washington D.C.-ing of Colorado.” Murphy said that many of the national assessment mandates simply aren’t good fits for every state. “(Those mandates) may not apply to a state that’s rich in agriculture, mining and, frankly, independence,” he said. One key national assessment mandate that will be implemented next year will be tied to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which will require that K-12 students receive instruction under more rigorous standards. Over the summer, the Douglas County school board rejected im-

plementation of the Common Core standards, opting instead to institute its own. “Common Core standards are not high enough for what we’re aiming for in Douglas County,” said Fagen. Boasberg said he appreciates the standards that are put in place through Common Core, but said that there’s a reality that districts face. “The standards are wonderful,” he said. “But you don’t just wave a magic wand and say to a kid who is struggling to read something in seventh grade that you should be doing this in fifth grade.” The superintendents were also asked about the challenges associated with getting parents more involved in what’s happening at their schools. Boasberg said that Denver Public Schools reaches out to Spanish-speaking parents through a daily Spanish program, and through a home visit program, where teachers ask parents about their child’s “hopes and dreams and what we can do to help.” Gdowski said that poor parents are highly involved at Adams 12 schools, but acknowledged that there are challenges in fostering greater involvement. “We haven’t quite yet figured out the tools to provide them to support their kids academically,” he said.

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Identity thief suspect sought

Metro area police agencies are seeking known fugitive, Nicole Bracken-Martinez, for identity theft crimes. According to an Arvada Police Department news release, Bracken-Martinez utilized another citizen’s information to open a line of credit and made purchases worth $7,000 in Aurora, but she also has active identity theft warrants with both the Arvada and Denver Police Departments. Bracken-Martinez is 36 years old with brown hair and eyes and frequents

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New director for COCA

Jo Schantz of Golden was selected as the new executive director of Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance or COCA. Her position will be active as of Sunday, Dec. 1. Her most recent position comes from the Mile High Youth Corps as director of devel-

opment. The Jeffco board of county commissioners appointed her to the Jeffco Community Services Advisory Board earlier this year, and she is a member of the West Chamber, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Regis University Alumni Association.

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Jeffco open space working to fix Apex Park Close to $605,000 in damage reported to FEMA

IF YOU GO North Table Mountain Park: Rim Rock Trail; Mesa Top at Waterfall White Ranch Park: Mustang, Wranglers Run and section of Rawhide Trail. Alderfer/Three Sisters Park: Wild Iris Loop from Buffalo Creek Road to juncture with Evergreen Mountain West. Lair o’ the Bear Park: Dipper Bridge closed. Precipitation record for the Denver Metro Area Daily record for Denver Metro Area set in 2013: 9.08 in. Previous record in 1918: 4.08 in. Monthly record for September set in 2013: 17.18 in. Previous high in May 1995: 9.60 in. Annual record through September in 2013: 30.14 in. Previous record for a full year: 29.47 in. *National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · National Weather Service

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awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Open space staff — along with 160 volunteers — have worked continuously at 12 of Jeffco’s park since the September floods that produced record setting rainfall and left behind significant damage. A public information meeting held by Jeffco Open Space on Nov. 19 at the American Mountaineering Center revealed unprecedented trail damage at 12 out of 28 parks in Jeffco, which left behind sink holes around 5 feet deep and almost twice that across, as well as erosion, and rock and boulder debris that block the paths along the trail. Damage to the parks has been reported to be around $605,000, according to Jeffco Open Space. Most of Jeffco’s parks have re-opened with the exception of a few trails at North Table Mountain and West Wild Iris Loop at Alderfer Three Sisters Park. Apex Park, which received the most damage is still closed, and is anticipated to remain closed throughout 2014. “It’s nasty,” Kim Frederick, trail services supervisor at Jeffco’s open space said on the damage at Apex. “The way the damaged showed up is really what compromised our ability to keep it open.” Sink holes and washed out paths re-

placed with rock and boulder debris are some of the major road blocks to Apex’s quick recovery. “We’re actually going to try and focus on opening the east and north end of the park but the Apex trail itself will remain closed, that’s the area that has the most damage in particular the lower portion of the Apex trail, that’s the bottom of the drainage,” director at Jeffco Open Space, Tom Hoby said. “If the weather holds up, we’ll keep working at this all winter and maybe we’ll get it open early next year, we just don’t know.”

A lone cyclist begins his trek up the steep mountain trail known as the North Table Mountain Loop at North Table Mountain Park on Nov. 19. The Rim Rock trail has remained closed since the September floods, but will re-open in a few weeks with Mesa Top at Waterfall trail still closed without an anticipated opening date. Photo by Amy Woodward Over 750 volunteers have registered at the Jeffco’s Open Space website, and registration is still open. “That’s really an incredible testament to how much people love Jeffco open space and how willing they are to be involved and volunteer,” Hoby said. He added that the most important factor for rebuilding Apex is ensuring the park, like other parks that have been repaired, is built to withstand future floods. “We want to rebuild these trails in a sus-

tainable way, if we just do a `throw it down and build’ type situation we’re going to be back there and frustrated as time goes on,” he said. Hoby also gave a little teaser as to what the 2013 Master Plan holds for new trail construction including a connection between White Ranch Park, Coal Creek and Golden Gate Canyon state park. To register as a volunteer email inquiry to: osvol@jeffco.us. To receive Apex updates email: apexpark@jeffco.us.

WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Electronics recycling event a huge success

Participation in this year’s electronics recycling event in Westminster tripled compared to last year. In celebration of America Recycles Day, 150 cars brought 13,137 pounds of electronic waste for recycling. This is more than six tons of

electronics. This year, the State of Colorado passed a bill prohibiting the disposal of electronic devices in landfills, making the collection event a timely opportunity for recycling. The event helped launch the city’s “Westminster Proud We Recycle!” campaign. Every trash collector licensed in Westminster is required to offer curb-

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Chamber makes efforts to enhance legislative relationships

The Metro North Chamber of Commerce has hired Steve Balcerovich and partner Kathy Oatis to enhance legislative relations and help make members of the Colorado Legislature aware of the chamber’s public policy concerns. Balcerovich and Oatis will also communicate regularly with organizations and politicians on various other jurisdictions in the north Denver area. The Metro North Chamber represents over 900 businesses in 13 cities, with members from all seven Denver-area counties. Balcerovich and Oatis will meet on a weekly and/or semi-weekly basis

with the chamber’s Business & Government Affairs Committee, providing reports about the status of various relevant bills in the legislature. “In recent years, the Metro North Chamber has become increasingly effective in its efforts to advocate at the State Capitol on behalf of Chamber members, and this announcement is designed to take us to the next level,” chamber CEO Deborah Obermeyer said. “We look forward to this relationship with Steve and Kathy.”

Former mayor/council public reception

The city of Westminster is hosting a reception recognizing former Mayor Nancy McNally and former city councillors Mark Kaiser, Mary Lindsey and Scott Major for their service on city council. The public reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at The MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster.

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County eyes open space options PLAN Jeffco hosted meeting looks at next 40 years By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Jefferson County residents are looking into the future with the help of scientists who revealed current trends that affect open space conservation. PLAN Jeffco, an organization of citizens devoted to open space conservation, met in the main exhibit hall at the Jeffco Fairgrounds Nov. 16 to discuss the next 40 years in Jeffco open space conservation. The discussion was led by eight speakers, experts in fields ranging from Colorado Parks and Wildlife to geophysicists. “This conference is specifically about looking as far out as any of us can,” Amy

Ito, park planning and construction manager said. “Many of these themes carry beyond in our case five years, we hope that our vision and some of our goals continue beyond that.” Jefferson County Open Space revises its master plan every five years, with the latest plan released on Tuesday, Nov. 19. It is currently available online at jeffco.us/ parks/about/open-space-master-plan/.The updated master plan includes a mission statement, and eight goals with an annual report that will be released to indicate how the organization is meeting those goals. Citizen feedback is welcome and essential in guiding the master plan. Public comment is open until Dec. 30. In 1972, PLAN Jeffco was established due to the location of the county between downtown Denver and open spaces along the Front Range. Organizers have since been advocates for open space conserva-

tion, and campaigned for the Open Space Resolution which established a one half percent sales tax collection to help fund open space acquisition in the county. During the first half of the conference, Scott Babcock, planning manager for Colorado Park and Wildlife gave a presentation on the recent trends in Colorado specifically where Coloradoans prefer to travel for outdoor recreation. “Increasingly you’re becoming a destination for people outside your county,” Babcock said. “Most recreation takes place in North Central and throughout the northwest regions.” Perhaps one of the most pivotal discussions came from Kevin Trenberth, a distinguished senior scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, who discussed the cause and effects of climate change, and the damage left behind due to

the recent September floods. “The last part seemed to be the most appreciated part by the audience, I was just sitting back there thinking why is it we don’t see anything happening in terms of local planning to take some of these factors into account,” Todd Hoffman, Golden resident said. “People that control the land use and the growth issues aren’t particularly interested in open space and climate change issues, as climate change causes more and more cost, at some point our policy makers can no longer just deny there’s nothing we can do about this.” Other key speakers included Mat Alldredge, a zoologist and bio mathematician, who discussed the impacts of humans on wildlife in the Front Range, and Dr. Mark Johnson, who shared research on human health and the benefits of being outdoors.

Jeffco board upholds zoning decision By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Jefferson County Board of Adjustment upheld a decision by the county zoning administrator during an appeals hearing on Nov. 20 which allowed for the construction of a dirt track for motor bikes located on the property of a private residence — a decision unfavorable to a neighbor whose property is used as a vacation rental. Jeri Mickels, who lives in unincorporated Jeffco on Blueridge Drive nestled between Highway 40 and Interstate 70, just east of Genesee, has rented out her previous home as a vacation rental to national and international guests for a couple of years. But when her neighbor decided to build a dirt path for the purpose of riding dirt bikes, Mickels became concerned about the noise impact on her business. “I’m afraid for my business,” Mickels

said. “It is very, very, very noisy, and in fact you can’t be inside and enjoy the peace and quiet of your property.” Her property was zoned as a planned development in 2009 to fit county regulations for operating a bed and breakfast type business. If the county allows for the use of multiple dirt bikes next to her property, and in an agricultural zoning like her neighbor’s property, than this can happen anywhere, Mickels said. But the issue of noise is not an issue the Board of Adjustment handles. “We understand there’s a problem with noise, that’s not a problem we can address here,” Ed Ford, chairman for the board of adjustment said. Instead, Mickels will need to address her problems with noise to the sheriff’s office. Although her neighbor’s property is zoned as agricultural, specifically, an A2

zoning, which does not list motocross, or motor bikes as a permissible use for the property, other sections in the zoning resolution states that a motocross track is a use by right. “This is a 10-acre property, and people can operate vehicles on their property as they see fit, the only criteria that the zoning resolution has is non-commercial type vehicles shall be considered accessory to residential uses,” Mike Chadwick, zoning administrator said. With or without county interference, riding bikes would still go on at the property, he said. Since the property owner is building jumps and has been grading, the owner is required to have permits, for which the owner is in violation of obtaining. That matter will be handled by a county court next month. In the meantime, the best solution the board sees is making sure

the property owner is in compliance with county regulations, and to ensure the dirt path has a defined space in order to minimize drainage to Mickels’ property, to limit erosion, and prevent sediment accumulation, which has also been an issue Mickels has had to deal with, she said. Chadwick stated that any damages she feels she has received will need to be dealt with in a civil court and is not an assessment the board of adjustment can make. “The county is trying to get control on this project, is trying to maintain control on this project over the long term as opposed to just ignoring it,” Ford said. “With the conditions that Mr. Chadwick has proposed, there will now be an accessory use permit that will have to be renewed, everything I have heard from this testimony so far indicate that given the options this is the best possible solution.”

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Man sentenced for attempted murder A man found guilty of attempted murder of a police officer was sentenced to 96 years in prison. Larry Gomez, 34, was sentenced on Nov. 15. He is also found guilty of first-degree assault. In September, a four-day jury trial found Gomez guilty of shooting a Westminster police officer on Nov. 7, 2012

during a traffic stop at 72nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. Gomez was the driver of the car and was stopped for what appeared to be a routine license plate violation. As the officer got out of his marked patrol car and approached Gomez’s car, Gomez leaned out of the car window, shot the officer, and then sped away. On Nov. 6, 2012, Gomez was in Denver where he is alleged to have fired shots

at Denver police officers during a traffic stop. The Denver District Attorney filed charges in that case and a trial started on Nov. 18 in Denver. Working together with Westminster, Denver and Aurora police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney investigators arrested Gomez in Aurora two days later, on Nov. 9, 2012. After the September trial, District At-

torney Peter Weir said he was pleased with the outcome, and although the officer didn’t sustain life-threatening injuries, anyone who fires at a police officer will be held accountable. “Great police work and cooperation between these agencies resulted in Mr. Gomez’s swift arrest and prosecution,” he said.

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Information is not the public’s enemy This week’s release of a report summarizing the investigation into the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary offers a glimpse into the horror of what happened on Dec. 14, 2012. It, however, is not a complete accounting of what happened. The state police’s full report was not included and it is not known when that will be released. At the same time, media outlets are fighting for the release of 911 tapes — which generally are considered public record. Indeed, nearly a year later, the Newtown, Conn., tragedy is still marked by a measure of secrecy. We’re not going to argue what should and shouldn’t be released in the Sandy Hook investigation. Records in this case, in which a gunman killed 28 people, including 20 children, should be handled delicately. The victims’ families deserve that.

our view What we will point out, though, is that the slow release of information — and the outright withholding of some records — is not limited to high-profile, horrific cases like Sandy Hook. It happens every day in Colorado, most likely throughout the nation. “Ongoing criminal investigation.” That’s the phrase routinely used to deny reporters and the public information about a case. The Colorado Open Records Act allows for this. Law enforcement agencies may deny the release of records when doing so would “be contrary to the public interest.” Generally, the “ongoing criminal investiga-

question of the week

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? We asked people in downtown Golden to name their favorite dish for Thanksgiving.

“Pumpkin pie.” Caroline Lukens Golden

“Mashed potatoes and gravy.” Thomas Larrin Golden

“My mom’s homemade mashed potatoes.” Taylor Gossett Golden

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tion” phrase is invoked. Further explanation will sometimes yield that releasing the information could jeopardize the case against a suspect. Maybe it could put witnesses in danger. What often happens is that the local law enforcement agency gives out some initial nuggets of information — which may or may not include an arrest report or other official documents. After the agency finishes its investigation, the case moves on to the district attorney. Then, for a period of weeks, or months, or sometimes more than a year, no further details are released. Generally, you have to wait for trial to get anything near the full story. This process leaves more than just reporters unsatisfied. The American Civil Liberties Union joined with a local couple last week to sue the Town of Castle Rock, its town clerk and the police chief for

Glad to help, I was fixin’ dinner anyway A few Sundays ago at our church, we viewed a short video which really touched my heart and made me think of the significance of its point. It had to do with thinking of others and giving of yourself. The vignette showed a married couple talking about their neighbor Jim who was dying of cancer. The husband decided to cook dinner for Jim and his wife every Tuesday to give the wife a break from cooking after her long day at work. When asked about going the “extra mile” for his neighbors, he simply said, “I was fixin’ dinner anyway. It’s no big deal to increase the portions of what I cook.” Such simplicity was shown, but what a huge gesture to support and befriend a dying man and his wife. How often do we” increase the portion” to befriend someone or help make a difference in someone’s life?

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refusal to release records related to an incident in February. The couple’s car was hit with a bullet, they say, after a police officer fired his gun at a burglary suspect. They say they want more answers about what happened before and during the shooting. Thing is, it’s an ongoing investigation. We won’t argue what should and shouldn’t be released in this case either. We don’t have enough information to do that. Surely there are some cases in which a successful prosecution and people’s safety depend on keeping things under wraps. But “ongoing investigation” has become a stock answer, and as such, we’ll say the spirit of the open records law is being violated on a regular basis in Colorado. All too often what’s contrary to the public interest is being left out in the dark.

In this season of Thanksgiving, many of us have the opportunity to take the initiative and befriend someone. It can be direct or indirect. For example, do like Jim’s neighbor and prepare a meal for the family next door or send money to the Salvation Army, Have a Heart, Growing Home, A Precious Child or the Denver Rescue Mission to provide a Thanksgiving meal to a family who is down and out. Can you give $10 for a gift card for a turkey or $30 to feed a family with all the fixin’s? Think of the difference you are making in befriending someone or a family who is less fortunate. And it gives you a special warm feeling down inside.

More of the same

Some things don’t change. In fact, a lot of things don’t change. Now, the recall of state Sen. Evie Hudak, who has a part of Westminster, has been ramping up again.

She probably thought she had dodged the bullet with the previous petition drives and the subsequent recall elections of Sen. John Morse and Rep. Angela Giron who became casualties in the firearms debate. What is intriguing is the idea mentioned by Democratic Party strategists — if sufficient valid signatures are declared on the recall petitions, the party would ask Hudak to resign BEFORE the recall election is called and the political party appoints a replacement to keep a Democrat in the seat and the majority in the Senate until the Nov. 2014 election. My, my, the things people do in politics.

Voting rights saved

In the City of Northglenn, there are six registered voters who reside in the Weld County portion of the city. When the ballots came out for the Nov. 5th election, these folks were not afforded the opportunity to vote for their candidate for Northglenn Mayor or the Council candidate in their ward. Fortunately, the Weld County Clerk’s Office saved the day and quickly had special ballots printed and mailed to these folks to preserve their voting rights. This “good news” slipped the media. Good job by the county clerk’s office! Bill Christopher is a former Westminster city manager and RTD board member.


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Giving thanks for even the rough stuff There is a doctrine in my Faith that is embodied in the lyrics of a song: Blessed be Your Name, when the world’s all as it should be, When the sun’s shining down on me, Blessed be Your Name. Blessed be Your Name, On the road marked with suffering, When there’s pain in the offering, Blessed be Your Name. The is idea is that Thankfulness is not something that should be reserved for times and places when life is good, but that Gratitude is a quality that shows even better when times are tough. I tend to think that Gratefulness, therefore, is not an expression of character and an acknowledgment of events, but, rather, a shaper of character and an influencer of events. So this Thanksgiving, I’m choosing to give thanks for some of the things from my past that are, well, not exactly my best moments. This year, I am thankful for the stupid events at a retreat in high school that ended up in me being suspended for five days. Yeah, really. But it’s okay, because, up until that point, I’d been skating through school without a lot of ambition; that embarrassment was the kick in the behind that I needed to get on track, and I do look back on that as one of the seminal moments of my life. I am also thankful for a few of the really dumb things I did in college which, blessedly, did not end up in the hospital or the police station, though they easily could have. Let’s just say there were few times that I “leaped before looking.” Going through those taught me the difference between calculated risks and just being dumb, and that’s a pretty important lesson to learn. I am thankful, also, for the women in my life, and, oddly, for some of the bad, mean, stupid, shameful things I said and did when I was younger. Though thinking back on those still causes me pangs of embarrassment, it’s that little pain that

informs me better ways to deal with the women in my life today. And, sure, I’m still frequently listed in the Annals of Stupid Husbands, but we’ve been married for almost 19 years now, so I think something must be working. And, for the record, ladies, if the statute of limitations hasn’t run out yet, I am sorry. I am thankful for weird turns in my career. Believe me, I am not, right now, where I always pictured I would be. But those weird turns have opened up a lot of other opportunities to me, and have allowed me to explore other interests, one of which you are sharing with me right now. It has to be said that, in each of these instances, I did not escape greater trouble by my own wit or talent. In some cases, better people than me kept things in check; in others, blind luck played a role. But, in most cases, I am here today because somebody else took into account the nature of my screw-ups, and showed me a little Grace and Mercy. Without that, the police station, or worse, was a very real possibility. So, this Thanksgiving, remember to Give Thanks for some of the things in your life that, shall we say, leave you a little rough around the edges and don’t make you very proud. Those rough edges are exactly tools that you need to sculpt you into who you are. 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.

digging into career choices Alan Cram with the Colorado Mining Association visits with Century Middle School eighth graders, Tyler Williams and Gunner Ensminger. The Colorado Mining Association was one of the most popular booths at the Career Expo hosted by the Adams County Commissioners on Nov. 19 at the Denver Mart. About 5,700 students participated in the 10th annual event. Photo by Pam Wagner

letter to the editor Let’s be civil

Disagreements are commonplace, and there is certainly a wide gap between what Democrats and Republicans think about gun control. However attempting to recall Sen. Evie Hudak for nothing more than disagreeing with certain groups about gun control is inappropriate and a mockery of the democratic process on which this country was founded. Sen. Hudak won her seat because the majority of the voters agreed with her position on gun control and other issues. Those who disagree with her certainly have the right to write to her and explain their positions and to not vote for her in the next election. But a senator not doing what you want is not cause for a recall. If anything, the idea that we should start recalling anyone who says something certain groups don’t like is turning government into anarchy. I was outraged by the fear mongering and misrepresentation of the issues that I experienced by a woman outside the Standley Lake Library in Jefferson County the other day. She was trying to gather signatures for a petition to recall Sen. Hudak, and while that is her right in this democracy we live in, she was abusive and harassing people. As people walked

toward the library she would say, “Do you want to sign a petition to protect our Second Amendment rights?” like as if Senator Hudak was trying to repeal them, thereby totally misrepresenting the issue to the voters. If someone disagreed, she immediately became verbally assaultive. I support Sen. Hudak, and I support strict gun control and strict enforcement. If anything, in countries that have those things crime rates have plummeted. But this is about far more than gun control. It’s about control of the legislature, and it’s about how we practice democracy. The GOP is just using gun control as a way to manipulate voters who are opposed to it to recall the senator so they can gain control of the legislature, something they couldn’t do in a fair election because the majority voted against them. If they get control, they won’t just be fighting gun control. They’ll use their power to bring more fracking and other environmental dangers to the state and fight funding of crucial programs our elderly, our children and the poor are dependent upon. But most importantly, they will turn democracy into a farce. Robin Ferruggia Lyons

It’s that time again By the time you read this, Thanksgiving Day will be about over. And now it’s time to talk cookies and candy and decorating inside and out. I have to admit that my holiday decorating is falling prey to lack of energy due to a life span of 81 years. There will still be red spotlights and the manger scene. Indoor red candelabras will be placed in each window. Last year we decided to not put up the Christmas tree or the village under the tree or a bow on anything that doesn’t move. Again this year we’re not going “all out,” instead putting up a huge wreath where the tree would normally go flanked by a life-sized Santa and a small lighted five foot tree donated by granddaughter Jessica.

Don’t trash the fruit cake Let’s face it! I love, absolutely love, fruit cake. And it makes me sad to hear all the jokes about this lovely dessert. I’m already eating the delicious one I got at Costco a few weeks ago. This fruitcake is to die for. It’s chock full of nuts, candied fruit and other goodies in it. The cost is $16.99 and

worth every cent of it. I try to limit my intake to one generous slice every day. I’m sure I’ll eat two of the festive cakes by the end of the year.

The busy time

It’s just so darn busy at this time so I know reading my column takes a low priority. So, happy holidays! 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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Free show features magic and comedy By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com Longtime comedian and magician Ann Lincoln is coming to the Westminster Libraries in two performances of the Wonderful Winter Magic Show. The show will feature juggling, magic and of course comedy, with a special appearance from Snow Bunny, a real-live rabbit. The first magic show is set for Dec. 7 at College Hill Library and the second will be Dec. 21 at Irving Street Library. Both free shows will be 2 to 2:45 p.m. “Ann Lincoln’s been performing for us at the libraries for many years,” Vicky Sisto, library youth services coordinator said. “Her shows are always full of energy and invite audience participation. They are a lot of fun for all ages.” Lincoln, from Denver, began comedy and entertainment in 1982 when she taught herself how to juggle lemons and limes. Since then she’s dabbled in other careers, but always found herself inching back to performance art, whether it’s through magic or comedy. Her love for performing is so strong, she admits even if she won the lottery, she would still have to find occasions where she could make people, especially children, laugh. “Performing is an essential part of my makeup,” Lincoln said. “My main goal is to get people to laugh and when I can get a whole family laughing together that really feeds my energy. I love it.” Although the library shows are geared towards younger children,

Christmas concert to help Boys and Girls Club Key figures in club’s implementation to be honored By Clarke Reader

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Long-time comedian and magician Ann Lincoln is coming to the Westminster Libraries in two performances of the Wonderful Winter Magic Show. The first magic show is on Dec. 7 at College Hill Library and the second is on Dec. 21 at Irving Street Library. Both are from 2-2:45 p.m. and are free. Courtesy photo Lincoln said they are appropriate for all ages. She works to keep the entire audience engaged by keying into the adults with jokes that can easily go over the heads of little ones and also by bringing up volunteers to help out. “The Wonderful Winter Magic show really is for the whole family, not just for the kids,” she said. “I have stuff for the big kids and adults to enjoy. I just try to have a show that is unique as possible, with things never seen before.” For more information, call the College Hill Library children’s desk at 202-658-2606.

The Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, Rocky Mountain Ringers and Lakewood Stake Choir are teaming up for a Christmas concert to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County. The “Sing, Choirs of Angels” concert will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6465 West Jewell Ave. on Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. The show is first come, first serve. “This is our second show like this. Last year we did one that benefitted the Action Center,” Anne Jefferies, public affairs representative for the Lakewood Stake said. “We’re taking donations of gifts, toys and financial aid for the Boys and Girls Club.” The evening is honoring the work of those who made it possible for the group to set up its first Lakewood location at O’Connell Middle School. Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey, Lakewood mayor Bob Murphy, Lakewood Ward 3 councilwoman Sue King, Lakewood Police Chief Kevin Paletta and executive director of the Alameda Gateway Community George Valuck are being honored. “We wanted to highlight some of the changes that have happened in the area since the (Boys and Girls) club was founded,” Jefferies said. “We’ll also have some students from the club singing on a few songs.”

IF YOU GO WHAT: Sing, Choirs of Angels - A Christmas Celebration WHERE: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6465 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6 6:30 p.m. reception 7:30 p.m. concert COST: Donations accepted for Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County INFORMATION: LakewoodStakePublicAffairs@gmail.com

Valuck said that in the three years that the club has been at O’Connell, it has served more than 1,000 students in the community. “About 150 kids are served a day,” he said. “According to the Lakewood police department, since the club opened juvenile crime in the surrounding area has declined by 15 percent.” King said that the group is thrilled with the recognition, and the fact that some of its members will be singing during the performance. “The club is something very meaningful for the kids to have,” she said. “Gives them a lot of focus, and provides them with a sense of community.” Jefferies said that the great impact the Boys and Girls Club has had on the community was the reason it was selected to be the recipient of donations this year. “It gives students an opportunity to do good things,” Valuck said. “Kids are taught to become responsible citizens, and it helps them to avoid the effects of gangs, violence and drugs.”

Special needs Life Scout obtains top ranking By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ourcoloradonews.com In the beginning of 2013, Zeb Smetak, a 19-year-old Life Scout with Down syndrome, decided to become an Eagle Scout, something fewer than 5 percent of Boy Scouts accomplish. And this fall, he did. Zeb, a happy, young man has been involved with the Boy Scouts for nearly 11 years. Steadily he worked his way through

the ranks, but with his disabilities, and visual communication style, he and his family never imagined being an Eagle Scout would be a rank he could obtain. “When we first put him in Cub Scouts we didn’t know what an Eagle Scout was, and as we went along a few adults encouraged me to help him get his Eagle,” said Cindy Smetak, Zeb’s mother. To become an Eagle Scout, a Life Scout must initiate, manage and complete a

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committee-approved service project within the community. For Zeb, choosing his project was an easy task. “When it came time to pick an Eagle Project, I thought it would be a good idea for him to have some ‘ownership’ in his project,” said Smetak. “I put together all the places we enjoy hiking and of the list he picked Two Ponds.” After finalizing the project in April, Zeb began working. For more than 130 hours

he photographed and measured the area at Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, 9210 West 80th Ave.; researched tools and materials needed for the project; and built a picture book of how the project needed to be done. Throughout the process he met with area sponsors, Eagle Scout committees, his troupe leader, Ken Kinnard, and with the Two Ponds Refuge Manager, Seth Beres, to craft a project.

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It’s time to go with the glow City streetlights, even stoplights dressed in bright red and green, and purple, and yellow, and orange will dazzle downtown Denver dwellers and visitors beginning with the Grand Illumination at 6 p.m. Nov. 29. The city’s celebration begins with opening day of the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, at 16th Street and Arapahoe, beginning at 10 a.m. daily through Feb. 16. Skating is free with skate rentals at $2 (skate rental on opening day is free). More information: www.southwestrink.com. Your Keys to the City, a public piano art program created by the Downtown Denver Partnership, returns along the 16th Street Mall with five winter-themed pianos painted by local artists. The pianos, which will remain along the mall until Dec. 30, are available for free public play 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. At 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Denver’s historic D&F Tower will turn on its holiday lights, and more than 550,000 energy-efficient LED lights will illuminate the 16th Street Mall, California Street between 14th and 17th streets and Curtis Street between 14th and 16th streets. Meanwhile at Union Station, LoDo District Inc. will present a holiday-themed choir, a Children’s Museum craft table, treats provided by LoDo restaurants and a visit from Dinger Claus (the Colorado Rockies mascot in costume). The City and County Building, lit entirely in LED lights, will be illuminated nightly from 5:45 to 10:45 p.m. through Jan. 26.

Charity CD coming

Twenty-five years of in-studio performances will be celebrated with 18 new songs from the KBCO Studio C vault, which will be released on its annual charity CD beginning at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at all seven Paul’s TV locations inside Furniture Row and at Denver Mattress in Boulder. The CD features music recorded live on the radio from the Boulder/Denver radio station’s performance studio, KBCO Studio C. 97.3 KBCO has hosted thousands of intimate KBCO Studio C sessions with artists and bands from all over the world for 25 years. The KBCO Studio C 25th Anniversary CD will feature performances as far back as 1994 with the Dave Matthews Band along with songs recorded over the last year from artists like Imagine Dragons, Phoenix, Capital Cities and Phillip Phillips. The CD will benefit the Boulder County AIDS Project and Food Bank of the Rockies. Because of high demand, there will be a limit of two CDs per person and the collection will be sold for $12 each. Traditionally the annual CD release sells out in less than a day, with avid KBCO Studio C fans lining up before sunrise to get their copies of the coveted charity disc. A complete list of Paul’s TV locations and all additional details are available by visiting www.kbco.com.

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Festival Playhouse production taps into Christmas spirit By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Everyone has certain images when they think of Christmas, from baking cookies and decorating the tree to opening presents and visiting family. The warmth and comfort of these images is what the Festival Playhouse looks for in its Christmas plays, and have tapped directly into it with Pat Cook’s “Somethin’ Special for Christmas.” “I looked back and since 1995 WHAT: “Somethin’ we’ve done 20 productions of Special for Christmas” Pat Cook works. Most everybody WHERE: Festival likes him, and the reason they Playhouse do is that it’s a show that you’re 5665 Olde Wadsworth going to watch and feel good,” Blvd., Arvada Charley Ault, the show’s director WHEN: Nov. 29 - Dec. 15 and actor said. “Everyone can Friday and Saturday just sit back and enjoy it.” 7:30 p.m. Set on a ranch in west Texas Sunday - 2 p.m. during the 1950s, the story foCOST: $15-$17 cuses in on three ranch hands: INFORMATION: Smitty (Miles Silverman) the 303-422-4090 or www. foreman, Bubba (Charley) and festivalplayhouse.com Eddie (Jim Hoover). The three men live a simple life on the ranch, and are devoted to its widowed owner Sara Prientess (Donna Sweet Ault) and her daughter Jordan (Abcedee Theodoratos), though times are hard for all involved. When Jason Benedict (Sean Thompson) tries to buy the ranch, Sara decides to give her daughter one last special Christmas with the ranch hands. However, when they get drafted into playing the three wise men in Opal Robinson’s (Karen Johnston) school play and they try to bring Santa to life for Jordan, things go hilariously awry for everyone. “Everything turns out all right in the end, which is what you want in a Christmas show,” Charley said. “It’s fun, whimsical stuff, that really captures the life of Christmas.” This is the first show for Theodoratos, who is 9 years old, and has been taking acting classes at the Playhouse. “I think she’s (Jordan) kind of sassy, and confident with herself. I like her attitude,” Theodoratos said. “I’ve done some school plays, but this is my first play. I just like acting.”

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Above, from left to right, Bubba (Charley Ault), Smitty (Miles Silverman) and Eddie (Jim Hoover) talk about their future on the ranch. Top, Jordan (Abcedee Theodoratos) and Sara Prientess (Donna Sweet Ault) talk about the future of their ranch in “Somethin’ Special for Christmas.” Photos by Clarke Reader Silverman, Charley and Hoover, all describe the their ranch hand characters as not the brightest of men, but make up for it with the size of their hearts. “Smitty is like a favorite uncle to Jordan, and he really looks after her,” Silverman said. “He’s a real ‘salt of the earth’ type guy, but is really a romantic at heart.” Charley said that Bubba has a heart of gold, but not a lot going on upstairs, while Eddie is the type of person that people meet and immediately say “bless his heart” according to Hooper. Donna said that while Sara is constantly taking care of who she calls the “three idiots” there is a real soft spot for them in her heart. “They’ve been with her through the thinest of the thin, and she is grateful” Donna said. All involved with in the play agree that the show is perfect for families looking for something heartwarming this holiday season. “It’s a simple story, but I think it’s very moving, especially since it’d told through the eyes of a little girl,” Silverman said. “There’s a great message of hope throughout,” Hoover said.


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TURKEY CHASE Join the Denver Rescue Mission on Thanksgiving morning for a run/walk along Van Bibber Creek Trail. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada. Visit https:// www.denverrescuemission.org/turkeychase2013 or call 303-313-2454.

CALL RABBI Benjy Brackman of Chabad of NW Metro Denver at 72-984-5805.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY/NOV. 29 TO DEC. 1 CRAFT FAIR The 34th annual Holiday Craft Fair is Nov. 29

to Dec. 1 at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Kick off the holiday season with purchases of artwork created by more than 150 artisans in all mediums. Visit visitarvada.org or by call 720-898-3380.

FRIDAY/NOV. 29 TO DEC. 15 HOLIDAY SHOW The Players Guild at The Festival Playhouse

presents “Somethin’ Special for Christmas,” a Yuletide slice of life that celebrates the hope and faith of one family. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 15, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-422-4090 or go to www. festivalplayhouse.com for tickets and more information. Age appropriate for all.

SUNDAY/DEC. 1 MENORAH LIGHTING Community members of all faiths and backgrounds are urged to join and support Sara Ridgeway, who will light a Chanukah menorah in memory of her daughter Jessica. The celebration is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at the new Jessica Ridgeway Park in Westminster. The park is at 10765 Moore St. in Westminster. Participants are asked to list their attendance on the Facebook event page www.facebook.

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Arvada adds eatery The folks at Udi’s Foods were slated to open Braun’s Taphaus & Grille in the old space of the Archive Room in Olde Town Arvada on Friday, Nov. 22. Eater Denver reported Braun’s will serve “traditional German cuisine and American comfort food with 20 rotating beers on tap.” Located at 5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Braun’s is in the heart of a burgeoning area in Arvada that will only grow when the RTD FasTracks Gold Line opens in 2016. The Archive Room opened in 2009 and recently former Dixon’s chef Aaron Youngblood revived the menu for bar fare to more of a seasonal offering, but the place closed last summer. See the full story at www.denver.eater. com/archives/2013/11/13/udis-foods-will-

SUNDAY/DEC. 1 AUDITIONS The DJC Youth All-Stars is looking for a high school banjo/guitar or replacement drum set player. Audition music and recording have been posted at www.bandresourcesunlimited.com. Auditions will take place 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, 3936 Tennyson St. in Denver. Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is necessary. For information, or to schedule an audition, email ecan11@ msn.com or call 303-328-7277. TUESDAY/DEC. 3 LIFETREE CAFÉ Storytelling and listening will be explored

at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “The Art of Listening: An Act of Love,” features a film of NPR’s StoryCorps founder, David Isay. StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants. Participants will discover practical tools for connecting deeply with others. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@peacelutheran.net.

WEDNESDAY/DEC. 4 TEEN TIME Get involved and let your voice be heard with the Teen Advisory Board, meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Anythink Washington Street. Help plan teen programming, suggest items for our collection, and participate in activities that give back to our community. Open to students in grades

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Eater.com, a national restaurant and food trend website with a dedicated Denver edition, just announced its Eater Awards 2013, as chosen by local editors in 27 cities. Here are the winners: Restaurant of the Year: Old Major Chef of the Year: Jennifer Jasinski So Hot Right Now: Comida

6-12. Space is limited; registration recommended. Visit our online calendar at anythinklibraries.org to register.

WEDNESDAY/DEC. 4, DEC. 11 CHOIR MEETING Concordia Lutheran Choir meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood. You are welcome to join. THURSDAY/DEC. 5 CHRISTMAS TEA Shepherd of Love Fellowship presents its Christmas tea, featuring its From the Heart gift boutique. The menu includes homemade scones, tea sandwiches and specialty sweets. Tea is served from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield. Girls ages 10 and older welcome. RSVP at 303-469-0410 or visit our website at www. shepherdoflove.org.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/DEC. 6; RECURRING/THROUGH DEC. 29 ART MARKET The annual holiday art market is open Nov. 16 to Dec. 29. More than 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and more. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. It’s closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. Kids can have their photo taken 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with Santa before he leads the Golden Candlelight Walk. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Visit www.foothillsartcenter.org. COMING SOON/DEC. 6-7

Colorado Choir Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. Experience over 80 exceptional musically blended voices. Call 303-388-4962 or go online to www. augustanaarts.org

COMING SOON/DEC. 7 PANCAKE BREAKFAST Community Recreation Center presents a pancake breakfast and surfin’ with Santa at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. To go www.apexprd. org or call 303-425-9583 to register (by Dec. 4). COMING SOON/DEC. 7 45TH REUNION The Arvada High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 45th reunion Dec. 7. Classmates that are interested and have not been contacted should contact the reunion committee at ArvadaRedskinClass68@yahoo.com or Judy Graves-Jessup at 303-903-1920. COMING SOON/DEC. 7 HOLIDAY TEA The Arvada West High School Foundation is sponsoring a holiday tea 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the high school, 11595 Allendale Drive, Arvada. Seating is limited, and RSVP is required. The event will include catering, Nutcracker music, entertainment, a silent auction and art/crafts and jewelry. Silent auction winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. RSVP required no later than Dec. 2. Contact arvadawesthighschoolfoundation@hotmail.com or call 303-916-9244 for information on ticket cost. COMING SOON/DEC. 7

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Bartender of the Year: Bryan Dayton Stone Cold Stunner: Izakaya Den Empire Builder of the Year: Troy Guard See the whole story at: www.denver.eater.com/archives/2013/11/18/announcingthe-2013-eater-awards-for-denver.php.

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Randy E. Johnson, an owner-agent for State Farm Insurance (www.randyejohnson.com), is an official drop-off location for the global anti-poverty organization, Soles4Souls Inc. Johnson’s office is at 8925 Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 101 in Highlands Ranch. “We are encouraging the community to join us in giving back by dropping off any gently worn or new shoes to our office during business hours and we will ship the shoes to Soles4Souls,” Johnson said. “We are proud to be partnering with this organization doing so much here in the United States, as well as globally.” It is estimated that approximately 300 million children worldwide — almost as many as the entire U.S. population — live

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without shoes. Lacking proper footwear, countless children will not be able or permitted to attend school. Tens of millions poverty-stricken, barefoot boys and girls will be infected with soil-transmitted parasitic diseases. For more information, call 303-7918883.

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rehearsal schedule, information on the show/audition, and more. All roles are non-paying, no fee, non-equity.

HigH tea Daughters of the Nile plans its holiday high tea at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the El Jebel Temple, 4625 W. 50th Ave., Denver. Cost includes a bazaar and entertainment. Reservation deadline is Friday, Nov. 29. Call April Huskins at 303-886-6854 about costs, and mail checks payable to El Mejdel Temple No. 47 to Kathrine Shaeffer 9255 W. 52nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80002.

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Coming Soon/DeC. 7 Family HiStory W.I.S.E. (Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England.) family history society presents its holiday meeting, Colorado Welsh Society at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Central Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Avenue Parkway, in the seventh floor training room. Six members of the Colorado Welsh Society will perform a variety of Welsh poems, stories, songs and dance. Visit Coming Soon/Dec. 7

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Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Register by Dec. 9 by calling 303425-9583, or online at www.apexprd.org. A materials fee is due at class, and all supplies are provided.

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and music, Covenant Village of Colorado will host a holiday open house 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster. A string quartet playing Christmas songs will greet guests in the retirement community’s great room. As guests tour the main building, they’ll be invited to enjoy desserts and holiday treats in the Evergreen Room. Staff members and residents will lead guests through fully decorated one- and two-bedroom model apartments. The open house and refreshments are free. RSVP at 877-915-7028 or www. RetireAtColorado.com/rsvp.

Show and Rodeo needs 150-200 volunteers in guest relations, children’s programs, horse and livestock shows, and the trade show. The 108th stock show is Jan. 11-26. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities and to set up an interview for a volunteer spot, attend the National Western volunteer round-up 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. For information and to fill out a volunteer application, go to http://www.nationalwestern.com/volunteer/ or contact Kellie at 303-299-5562.

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memberSHip meeting American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans.

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Foundation will host a dedication ceremony for the 2012-13 People’s Choice Award-winning sculpture, “Bee My Honey” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. The sculpture is at Grange Hall Creek trailhead, just to the west of Washington Street. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served. A ribbon cutting for the newly constructed Grange Hall Creek underpass will precede the dedication. Visit www.colettepitcher.com. For information about Art on Parade or NAHF, call Michael Stricker at 303-450-8727.

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Family HiStory W.I.S.E. (Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England.) family history society presents its holiday meeting, Colorado Welsh Society at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Central Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Avenue Parkway, in the seventh floor training room. Six members of the Colorado Welsh Society will perform a variety of Welsh poems, stories, songs and dance. Visit www.wise-fhs.org.

have auditions for its next murder mystery dinner theater 5-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the North Valley Tech Center, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, Thornton. To schedule an audition appointment, call 303-927-0101 or email creativerevolutiontheatre@gmail.com. Callbacks will be done after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Part improv and part scripted, a wide variety of characters are portrayed in this show that is set at a fairy tale convention. The audience listens for clues, narrows down the suspects, and helps the detective solve the murder. Roles are available for actors 16 and older. Rehearsals will begin the week of Jan. 27, and performances will run Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 28 to March 1. Email creativerevolutiontheatre@gmail. com to schedule an audition appointment or for questions. Auditions will be in the form of a cold reading and will be scheduled in 15-minute time slots. You also have the option to perform a one-minute comedic monologue. You could be called in any time during your fifteen minute time period.  When you email to schedule your appointment, indicate if you would prefer an earlier or later slot. Before the audition you will be provided with an Audition Packet containing a draft

Women’s Connection will have its Christmas luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 11, at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows, 13600 Xavier Lane. The luncheon will be ham catered by The Black-Eyed Pea. Jay Erickson and Cindy Seerveld will provide Christmas music, and you will be invited to sing along with your favorite Christmas carols. Several of our local ladies will inspire you with their stories. Invite a friend or relative to come with you and be uplifted by the beauty of the Christmas season. Luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For cost and reservations, call Andrea at 303-485-5888 or email dennorthsuburban@ aol.com. 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/DeC. 12 painting teCHniqueS Complete a picture in five hours

with the Bob Ross painting technique, offered noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842

reCurring eventS 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.

Performing Arts is launching a new playwriting initiative for Colorado high schools students. The center will first send professional playwrights into high school English, language arts and drama classes to provide workshops in writing a one-act play. Then, the program will host a statewide competition for original one-act plays written by high school students. The plays, which are accepted Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, will be judged blindly by Denver Center professionals. The competition will result in 10 semifinalists, three finalists and one winner. For a full timeline and rules, visit denvercenter.org/playwright or contact academy@dcpa.org.

reCurring/tHrougH DeC. 15 giFt CarD drive Resort 2 Kindness (R2K) hosts its BIG GIVE 2013 gift card drive to benefit the Colorado flood victims. The drive runs Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. R2K will collect unused, unexpired gift cards valid at any restaurant, grocery store, home store or retail store in Colorado. All cards will be given to

the Emergency Family Assistance Association. Gift cards can be mailed to Resort 2 Kindness, 9781 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112. Monetary donations can also be made online at resort2kindness.org.

reCurring/tHrougH DeC 31 HoliDay boutique All galleries will be transformed into gift shops for the holidays, and a selection of locally made art and craft items will be featured at the holiday boutique Nov. 8 to Dec. 31 on 72nd and 73rd Avenue between Lowell and Bradburn. Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday Visit www. aarrivergallery.com or call 303-426-4114. reCurring/tHrougH april 30 quilt DonationS The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is asking for donations of new quilts to benefit flood victims. Quilts must be made of 100 percent cotton fabric, and twin, full and queen sizes are needed. Deliver donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden; or from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the museum office, 651 Corporate Circle, Suite 102, Golden. Donations will be taken through April 30, 2014. Call 303-2770377.

looking aHeaD looking aHeaD/DeC. 13 orCHeStra ConCert St. Martin’s Chamber Choir and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado present “A Salzburg Christmas: Echoes of Christmas Past” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road; at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver; and at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., Denver. Go to StMartinsChamberChoir.org or call 303-298-1970. looking aHeaD/DeC. 14 big talk Join seasoned business and transformational Coach Roz to participate in an informative and energetic group discussion regarding your unique business challenges. The Big Talk for Young, Entrepreneurial Mothers discussion is from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Arvada. Exact address will be provided upon RSVP at 303-953-2344. looking aHeaD/DeC. 14 Your Week continues on Page 12

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ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) A project benefits from your organizational skills that get it up and running. Your success leaves a highly favorable impression. Don’t be surprised if you get some positive feedback soon. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Spend time on practical matters through the end of the week. Then begin shifting your focus to more-artistic pursuits. Resist being overly self-critical. Just allow yourself to feel free to create. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Restarting those creative projects you had set aside for a while will help provide a much-needed soothing balance to your hectic life. Besides, it will be like meeting old friends again.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) A change in plans could make it tough to keep a commitment. But stay with it. You’ll get an A-plus for making the effort to do what’s right and not taking the easy way out by running off. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) The Lion’s enthusiasm for a workplace policy review is admirable. But be sure you know who is really behind the resistance to change before pointing your finger at the wrong person. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) You can expect to have to do a lot of work through midweek. Devote the rest of the week to checking your holiday plans in case some need to be adjusted to accommodate changes. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Try to avoid signing on the dotted line in the early part of the week. You need time to study issues that weren’t fully explored. Later in the week might be more favorable for decisionmaking. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) A new development could snarl travel schedules or other holiday-linked projects. Some flexibility might be called for to deal with the problems before they get too far out of hand. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) Relatives seek your advice on a matter you’d rather not be involved in. If so, use that sage Sagittarian tact to decline the “offer,” so that no one’s feelings are needlessly hurt. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) A shift in planning direction might help you speed up your progress toward achieving that long-planned goal. Trusted colleagues are ready to offer some valuable support. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) An unexpected demand for settlement of an old loan could create some pre-holiday anxiety. But you might not really owe it. Check your records thoroughly before remitting payment. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) It’s a good time to get into the social swim and enjoy some well-earned fun and games with those closest to you before you have to resume more serious activities next week. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to sense the needs of others makes you a wise counselor for those seeking help with their problems. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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HOLIDAY GIFTS Anythink Washington Street presents Gifts from the Heart 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Drop in to create a lovely handmade gift for a friend or family member. We’ll use decoupage to adorn glass plates with festive images and colors. Appropriate for all ages. Call Anythink Washington Street at 303-287-2514 or visit the library at 8992 Washington St., Thornton. Go to anythinklibraries.org. LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 14, JAN. 11, FEB. 8

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will meet 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Grill at Legacy Ridge Golf Course, 10801 Legacy Ridge Parkway, Westminster. This month, the group will welcome Westminster mayor candidates. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast with pastries, fruit, coffee and juice is included in admission cost. Upcoming forum events include city council and board of education candidates on Oct. 12; Adams County sheriff candidates on Nov. 9; end of year review on Dec. 14; Colorado governor candidates on Jan. 11; and U.S. Senate candidates on Feb. 8. Visit www.NorthSuburbanRepublicanForum.org.

LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 15 GIFT SHOP Are you looking for the perfect hand-crafted gift? Visit the Craft Carousel Gift Shop 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, and see a variety of handmade items from more than 100 consignors, including scarves, jewelry, purses, aprons, quilts, baby gifts, holiday decorations, hats, mittens and much more. There will be special holiday shopping hours 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

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LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 15 AARP NIGHT Join AARP at a Denver Nuggets game on Dec. 15, and bring in a children’s book suitable for ages kindergarten to third grade to donate to Serve Colorado. Stop by the AARP booth and learn about issues impacting those 50 and older. Discounted tickets are available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Go to www.nuggetstix.com/AARP1215.

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FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Call Kay Ford Johnsen for information at 720-9334964 or email kayfordjohnsEn@aol.com. LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 27 BLOOD DRIVE St. Anthony North/Centura Health community blood drive is 8-9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at 2551 W. 84th Ave., Aspen Room, Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils. org. All donors who give blood between Dec. 8 and Jan. 18 will received a Bonfils T-shirt, while supplies last. LOOKING AHEAD/JAN. 15, FEB. 19, MARCH 12, APRIL 2 TRAVEL FILMS A series of hosted travel films is presented at the D.L. Parsons Theatre inside the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Tour guides are professional film makers who personally narrate their films. Shows begin at 10:30 a.m. and include a 15-minute intermission with refreshments. Individual and season tickets are available. Call 303-450-8800 for information and reservations. Schedule of films: JAN. 15: Lure and Lore of Deserts, by Sandy Mortimer FEB. 19: Taiwan, by Buddy Hatton

BLOOD DRIVE Ten West at Westmoor Technology Park community blood drive is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Westmoor Technology Park, 10155 Westmoor Drive, Building 3, Suite 100, Westminster. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. All donors who give blood between Dec. 8 and Jan. 18 will received a Bonfils T-shirt, while supplies last.

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LOOKING AHEAD/DEC. 21 WORD BASICS Learn the basics of the word processing software Microsoft Word 2010 at a class 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 21 at Anythink Washington Street. Class will cover entering and formatting text and clip art images, spellcheck, saving and printing. Basic computer skills required. Space is limited; registration recommended. Call 303-287-2514, visit the library at 8992 Washington St., Thornton, or go to anythinklibraries. org. BUILDING CAMPS The Wheat Ridge Recreation Center hosts two superheroes-themed LEGO building camps for youth, ages 5-11, from Dec. 23-27. Junior superheroes for ages 5-6

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APRIL 2: Eastern Canada RV Adventure, by John Holod and Jodie Ginter LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 21 BAND DEADLINE Jam Out Hunger is seeking area high school bands for its first battle of the bands. Deadline for entries is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; judges will select six high school bands to compete on Friday, May 16, at the Arvada Center. Visit www.JamOutHunger.org. ONGOING/LIBRARY 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. 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.

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Strong work ethic will push pinnacle to top Timberwolves ready to go undefeated in league again By Kate Ferraro

kferraro@ourcoloradonews.com When the Pinnacle boys’ basketball team went undefeated in league last year winning the 3A Frontier League, it The Timberwolves went 1-1 in the Frontier League District Finals, and then dropped to Colorado Academy the next week at State. “That bothers us that we went undefeated in league then lost, that bothers us a lot,” Pinnacle shooting guard Chase Gonzales said. “We definitely have to win league and districts this year.” But this year will be different. With Gonzales leading the pack as a senior, head coach Lou Vullo said this is probably one

of the better teams he’s coached since he began at Pinnacle five years ago. Vullo said the squad has a really strong work ethic and they like working hard. He said the team has shown much dedication in the offseason and has changed their views on playing defense from a few years ago. “We preach defense a lot,” Vullo said. “When I first got here, none of them played defense. Now, this whole team buys in on playing defense. I think that’s going to take us far.” Gonzales agrees with Vullo. “We’re a real hard working team,” Gonzales said, who’s been on varsity since his freshman year. “I think that can take us a long way, because no matter what talent you have, if you don’t work hard, you don’t mean anything.” Along with Gonzales, the Timberwolves are returning a number of starters from last year to the court including three point

guards in seniors Sansom Ouk and Sam Allen and junior Alexander Blank. Senior center Jayden Reyes is also coming back. In the forward position, Pinnacle will see senior David Pinela and juniors Eliseo Carrizales and Josh Brown, as well. Pinela has been on the varsity team since he was a sophomore. “He works hard,” Vullo said of Pinela. “He’s one of those kids who’s kind of quiet, but a good kid on and off the court.” The Timberwolves are also trying to stay healthy and eligible gradewise in order to accomplish their goal of winning a league title for the second consecutive year, and to achieve their ultimate aspiration of winning districts. “We’re looking pretty good this year,” Pinela said. “We have a big goal for us to win district championships. I think we have the right tools and the right teammates to do that.”

Pinnacle senior Chase Gonzales dribbles the ball down court in a practice Nov. 19 at Pinnacle High School. Photo by Kate Ferraro

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Experienced coach to help Horizon Hawks have variety in every position By Kate Ferraro

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Horizon basketball senior Ashley Rasmussen shoots the ball during practice Nov. 18 at Horizon High School. Photos by Kate Ferraro

The Horizon girls’ basketball team is making a few changes this year for the 2013-2014 season. The Hawks lack in size and depth, but will make up for their weaknesses with a new defensive system created by new and experienced head coach Ti Streff. Streff is the former defensive coach from Southern Connecticut State University. The Colorado native returned to the Centennial state after realizing coaching college basketball wasn’t for her. Streff came back to get a teaching license and coach high school basketball and ended up at Horizon. “It’s always good to have someone who’s already been at the college level come down and help us,” junior center and forward Alyssa Rader said. Streff scratched their old defensive system and started something new for the team. Streff said they have been willing to learn the new ways and trust it, since it has worked so well at the college level. “I think the defense is looking pretty good,” senior guard and small forward Ashley Rasmussen said. “It’s new to us, but we’re all learning pretty quickly and being able to pick it up.” The Hawks biggest strength this season will be the fact that they have a lot of variety on the court. Even though they aren’t deep, they aren’t lacking either. They still have a skilled player at every position. Rasmussen is one of those players as she is the only senior on the team this year. Streff said Rasmussen is going to be a really strong leader on the floor. “She’s probably not the best scorer, but she does everything else right,” Streff said of Rasmussen. “She’s always going to get the clean-up points. She’s that kind of player, which is absolutely necessary for

any team. Rader is another player expected to play well this year. After playing two years with her older sister, Kaylie, who went to Wyoming this year, the 2013-2014 season will be the first one for her to really be in the spotlight by herself. Shooting guard Lauren Bennett is also returning to the squad, as well as guard Kayla Chand and point guard Linsi Calvo. Rasmussen said she wants to lead the team as a senior by pushing her teammates and making everybody work hard. “We all have the same goal and we all want to get there, but we need to work together to do that,” Rasmussen said. “Pushing each other and being able to communicate well with each other. That’s how it’s going to happen no matter who it is.”

Horizon basketball junior Alyssa Rader passes the ball during practice Nov. 18 at Horizon High School.


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Boys basketball teams ready to hit the court ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

Coach: Ken Rutt (7th year) Last year’s record: 14-9 Returning players: Devan Caswell, Jr., 5-11; Anthony Ramirez, Sr., 5-11; Joey Ray, Sr., 6-1; JJ Pita, Sr., 6-1; Elijah Morgan, Sr., 6-1. Outlook: The Academy boys’ basketball team has developed a strong tradition of winning and qualifying for the state tournament and we look forward to another great year. We have four returning players that are very good and will be solid for us. They have a lot of varsity experience and with both Anthony Ramirez and Joey Ray being three-year varsity players. Overall team speed, quickness and defense are strengths.

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Coach: Zach Holton (1st year) Last year’s record: 13-8, lost in district semi-finals Returning players: Brandon Black, Sr., F; Tommy McClay, Sr., F; Jacob Hodge, Jr., F; Luke Rumbyrt, Jr., F; Nick Gustafson, Jr., G; Josiah Vandenbos, Jr., F; Danny Hoesle, Jr., G; Micah Broseghini, Jr., G. Outlook: We have a lot of young, athletic players. Our goal this year is still up in the air as we learn to play basketball as a team. We would love to make it to regionals, but will take it one game at a time.

HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL

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Coach: Pete Villecco (4th year) Last year’s record: 20-6 Returning players: David Sommers, Sr., G; Ryan Willis, Sr., G; Devlin Granberg, Sr., F; Tim Kinoti, Sr., G;

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JEFFERSON ACADEMY

Coach: Mark Sharpley (14th season) Last year’s record: 9-10 Returning players: Bryson Sharpley, Sr., 6-5; Reese Swanson, Sr., 5-9; Brenen Ballard, Sr., 6-3; Joe Raff, Jr., 6-1; Jake Barlow, Jr., 6-2; Andrew Ulman, Jr., 6-0; Taylor Teets, Jr., 5-8; Kendal Ryan, Sr., 6-3. Outlook: Working hard to compete in a very difficult league.

MOUNTAIN RANGE HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Jim Mason (8th year) Last year’s record: 6-17 Returning players: Ben Egan, Jr., G; Grady Egan, Sr., G. Outlook: Our goals this year is to play a fun fast-paced brand of basketball that hopefully will bring us back to the success that we are accustomed to.

PINNACLE CHARTER SCHOOL

Coach: Lou Vullo (5th year) Last year’s record: 12-0 in league, 14-9 overall Returning players: Chase Gonzales, Sr., SG; Sansom Ouk, Sr., PG; David Pinela, Sr., F; Jayden Reyes, Sr., C; Sam Allen, Jr., PG; Eliseo Carrizales, Jr., F; Josh Brown, Jr., F; Alexander Blank, Jr., PG. Outlook: We have a great group of experienced players returning. We have a great opportunity to win league title again to make it two years in a row. If everybody stays eligible and healthy, we should make a great run in postseason. This is probably one of the better teams that I have had here at Pinnacle the last four years.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN LUTHERAN

Coach: Mish Al-Eisa (1st year) Last year’s record: 3-17 Returning players: Alec Hahm, Sr., SF/SG; Bennett Treptow, Sr., G; Levie Hill, Sr., PF; Zach Schlittenhart, Jr., SG; Ryan Uhlhorn, Jr., PF; Jordan Cothran, So., PF/SF; Keanen Hill, So., PG/SG; Eli Sievert, So., SF.

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Coach: Kevin Knudson (9th year)

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Coach: Steven Cancino (2nd year) Last year’s record: 11-13 Returning players: Jordan Bauer, Sr., C; Jackie Wilson, Sr., G; Alex Garcia, Sr., G; Jo Becker, Sr., C/PF; Antoinette Carrera, Sr., G; Allie Falagrady, Jr., G/F; Michayla Morris, Jr., C/F; Katie Honomichl, Jr., G; Makayla Marcus, Jr., G; Katie Edwards, So., G/F. Outlook: This year is deep with experience and leadership. It’s finally having the same coach and direction they missed with three different coaches in three years. We should challenge all the teams on our schedule with a new outlook of confidence, skills and desire.

HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Ron Rossi (11th year) Last year’s record: 22-5, 3A state champions Returning players: Lindsey Chavez, Sr., SG; Claudia Pena, Sr., F; Katie Chavez, So., PG; Megan McMillian, Jr., F; Maggie Spitzer, Jr., C; Olivia Quinn, Sr., F; Jaelyn Hall, Jr., G; Alex Jaros, Jr., G; Jessica Talamantes, Jr., G Outlook: To be first in the Metro League and repeat state champions.

Coach: Ti Streff (1st year) Last year’s record: 13-3 in league, 18-8 overall Returning players: Ashley Rasmussen, Sr., G/SF; Alyssa Rader, Jr., C/F; Lauren Bennett, SG; Kayla Chand, G; Linsi Calvo, PG Outlook: The goal for this team is to find our success in hard work. We

plan to play at a high level of intensity for 40 minutes a game. We have great skills in all positions, but lack size and depth. We will make up for it by playing very tough defense.

JEFFERSON ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Kevin Porter (11th season) Last year’s record: 3-6 in league, 1013 overall Alyson Thimsen, Sr., F; Mollie Heitman, Sr., G; Emma Anderson, Jr., F; Jennifer Kupcho, Jr., G; Heidi Wendt, Jr., G; Tiana Mullis, Jr., F; Karah Burkel, So., F; Kassidy Hastings, So., G; Kristi, Nagai, Fr., G Outlook: Compete for Metro League Title, qualify for regionals and return to 3A State Tournament at the Air Force Academy.

MOUNTAIN RANGE HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Chyrisse Domenico (8th year) Last year’s record: 8-16 Returning players: Rio Mitchel, Sr., G; Miesha Spencer, Sr., G/F; Abby Brich, Sr., F; Rebecca Kendall, Sr., G; Lauren Bohan, Jr., G/F; Lexi Swenson, Jr., G; Dani Ponzio, Jr., F; Riley Craig, So., G Outlook: With a group of experienced players within the program, we are looking to compete in the Front Range League, finishing in the top half of the conference. Our goal is to make it to the State Tournament and earn our way deeper than the first round. This is a team who knows what our league brings night in and night out and will compete and work hard until the end of each game no matter

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Last year’s record: 10-13 Returning players: Derrick DeLaTorre, Sr., G; Marcus Cruz, Sr., F; Ike Hosier, Sr., G; Zeph Sanders, Sr., F; Jonah Radebaugh, Sr., G; Jalyn Johnson, Sr., G; Alec Choury, Sr., G; Jacob Brown, Sr., F. Outlook: To be very competitive, be the top-three in league and make the playoffs.

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HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL

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Austin Brown, Jr., F; Alex Comeaux, Jr., G; Luke Golter, Jr., G; Nick Kreutzer, Jr., F; Chris Helbig, So., G. Outlook: Our goals as a program is to have a daily focus on growth. We want to come in each day with a great attitude, and bring great effort regardless of our circumstances. We want to learn from our mistakes we made last year and do those things differently. We have high expectations in our locker room. Our kids have worked hard to improve as players this offseason. We expect to see growth from our returning players and we expect to build off how we finished last season.

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NORTHGLENN HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Phil Miller (1st year) Last year’s record: 3-14 Returning players: Jackie Elliott, Sr.; Jayia DelReal, Jr.; Sarah DeVito, Jr.; Jenny Do, Jr.; Angel Espinoza, Jr.; Ariel Guerrero, Jr.; Brianna Jara, Jr. Outlook: Looking to rebuild this year.

PINNACLE CHARTER SCHOOL

Coach: Steve Gutierrez (9th year) Last year’s record: 7-14 Returning players: Kara Maestas, Sr., F; Jacey Ovalle, Jr., G; Valencia Diaz, So., PG. Outlook: With another year of experience under our belts, we hope to have a better record this year.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Adam Frey (5th year) Last year’s record: 17-6 Returning players: Brittney Zemlicka, Sr.; Greta Sievert, Sr.; Jessica Dalbotten, Sr.; Mariah Dally, Jr. Outlook: A good mix of veterans and young players. A small yet speedy team with good potential. The lack of experience could become an issue with some players. Excited to see the strides that will be made throughout the season.

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Outlook: Last year, we had starting freshmen on our varsity. This year, it will be starting sophomores. We lost two senior centers from last year, but we have guys who will step into that role. Our core group is still here and with that we can only improve.

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Coach: Paul Barringer (20th year)

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year) Last year’s record: 12-12, lost to Sierra in 1st state tournament Returning players: Klaudia Stewart, Sr., PF; Bailey Zugschwert, Sr., PF; Aspen Jack-

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members of the Shipman family followed by other longtime Westminster residents like George Hovorka and Sharon and Butch Arnold in later years. The evening will also feature a performance from the Adams

Last year’s record: 13-10, state qualifier Returning players: Corey Wilson, Sr., PG; Fisayo Awolaja, Sr., C; Andrew Ortiz, Sr., SG; George Lara, Sr., SF; Anthony Aguilar, Jr., F. Outlook: Going to state or winning the league are destinations. The goal is to get better and closer as a team each day (embrace the process and make that kind of preparation a habit). The destinations will take care of themselves.

STANDLEY LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Mike Puccio (6th year) Last year’s record: 5-17 Returning players: Marcus Asmus, Sr.,

lin, Jr., G; Biry Gonzales, Jr., G; Jillian Shew, So., G; Ebonee Stark, So., PF Outlook: After graduating a wonderful talented group of players, we are focusing on our new age. With four upperclassmen and a talented sophomore duo Jillian Shew, and Ebonee Stark, we have a good launching pad for some interesting things to come. We add to our excitement to our new age, combining the aforementioned with very talented freshman Monique Es-

Copies of all application materials and the proposed plans submitted by the applicant that will be considered by the Planning Commission at this hearing, and are available for review by contacting the Planning Division at 303-658-2098. Michael Cummins Planning Manager Published in the Westsider November 29, 2013 00056780 CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 10th Day of December, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Northern Colorado Constructors, Inc. hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the Pressure Zone 12 Improvements 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 there-

WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL

Coach: Jim Iversen (4th year) Last year’s record: 6-3 in league, 9-14 overall Returning players: Agustina Santistevan, Sr., PG; Melissa Aguilar, Sr., G; Gillian Muniz, Jr., F; Izzy Burge, Sr., C; Savannah

King, Jr., G. Outlook: Last year, we finished third in our conference (second year in a row) and made the state tournament (second year in a row). The 2013-2014 season is the year we need to get a higher seeding in the tournament and win games. We need to win our conference in order to accomplish this. Albeit, we lost our top four scorers from last year. We feel we have a good nucleus coming back and will help us achieve our goals.

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Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 10th Day of December, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Northern Colorado Constructors, Inc. hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the Pressure Zone 12 Improvements Project.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider an Official Development Plan that would allow a 9,460 square foot Free Standing Emergency Department on 2.63 acres at the northwest corner of 112th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. The property is zoned Planned Unit Development with general office and medical/dental offices as the allowed uses.

quibel and newcomer in sophomore Andrea Lucero, we look to be competitive in the Colorado 7.

Coach: Jim Montijo (5th year) Last year’s record: 1-20 Returning players: Will Dickson, Sr., PG Outlook: Play together and improve as the season goes on and make the playoffs. We will have a good core of young players. They are young agewise, but spent all spring/summer playing varsity. They are ready to compete at the varsity level.

County School District 50 choir and a visit from Santa Claus, who will arrive by fire truck. Egan said the grass-roots event is definitely a community effort with the help of Westminster firefighters who help decorate the top of the tree. “There is a community feeling while gathered around the tree. We get to hear songs of the season by the Shaw Heights Middle School choir,” Egan said.

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Coach: Geoff Girsch (1st year) Last year’s record: 14-11 (11-0 at home) Returning players: Daezionte Henderson, Jr., F; Omar Juarez, Sr., G; Brynaum Cain, Sr., F; Tristan Collette, Sr., G. Outlook: Our goal is to be recognized as a top program in the state, and the target

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more days. In the meantime, Hudak said she appreciates the support she’s been receiving through all of this. “I am just very honored that so many people come to me and tell me that they support me and feel bad that I have to go through this,” she said. “They feel like this is happening to them too, because they were my supporters and they kind of put themselves in my shoes.”

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that we have set to prove to ourselves that we are one of the top 32 teams in the state is to be the host of a CHSAA playoff game at home this season at our gym.

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6-7; Dylan Critchfield, Sr., 6-8; Connor Durant, Jr. Outlook: With all players returning from last season, we hope to be highly competitive in Jeffco 5A this year. As always, we want to be the most physical hard working team in the state.

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 December 5, 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 21st day of November, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider November 29, 2013 00056354 CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of December, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Peak Environmental, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as Harris Park Asbestos Abatement. 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,

CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of December, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Peak Environmental, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as Harris Park Asbestos Abatement. 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.

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The breakfast menu features homemade items like banana bread French toast, a variety of skillets as well as some Mexican dishes like huevos rancheros and rellenos and eggs. For lunch, Goody’s is serving up half-pound burgers, zesty salads and sandwiches. “I wanted a mix of both American and Mexican food,” Hondrogiannis said. “For breakfast I just put everything I love about breakfast

the City with Quicks Backhoe and Landscape Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the 2013 Wastewater Collection System Improvement faxProgram, Point Repairs.

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 21st day of November, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider November 29, 2013 00056659 CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of December, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Quicks Backhoe and Landscape Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as the 2013 Wastewater Collection System Improvement Program, Point Repairs. 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 December 12, 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 28th

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into the menu.” Since opening in early September, Hondrogiannis said he’s had a good steady stream of customers. The ultimate goal would be to open multiple locations in the future, but for now Hondrogiannis is more than satisfied with the foot traffic so far. “Thank God we have customers in here every day telling us how beautiful the place is and how good the food is, that is all the reward right there,” he said. Goody’s Eatery is open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.goodyseatery.com.

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 28th day of November, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westsider First publication: November 29, 2013 Last publication: December 6, 2013 00056772

CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the liquor laws of the State of Colorado and the ordinances of the City of Westminster, an application for a hotel/restaurant liquor license to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors by the drink for on-premise consumption was filed with the Westminster Special Permit and License Board on November 6, 2013. The applicant is Burrito Werks LLC, doing business as Big City Burrito at 13648 Orchard Pkwy #100. Burrito Werks LLC members are: Brad Harris, 50% owner and Tiffani Harris, 50% owner 11397 Ranch Reserve Pkwy, Westminster CO NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Special Permit & License Board will conduct a hearing on said application on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at or about 7:20 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, when and where all parties in interest will be heard. The neighborhood of interest has been established with the following boundaries: North - the 14000 block north; South – 132nd Avenue extended, the 13200 block north; West - the 1500 block west; and East – I-25. The City will have petitions circulated within this neighborhood. For additional information contact City Clerk's Office 303-658-2162. SPECIAL PERMIT AND LICENSE BOARD

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CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the liquor laws of the State of Colorado and the ordinances of the City of Westminster, No Bull Inc., doing business as Hoffbrau Colorado has filed an application with the Special Permit and License Board of the City of Westminster, Colorado on November 5, 2103,to change the location of its hotel/restaurant with cabaret liquor license from 7699 West 88th Avenue to 9110 Wadsworth Pkwy. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Special Permit & License Board will conduct a hearing on said application on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, when and where all parties in interest will be heard. The neighborhood of interest has been established with the following boundaries: North - 94th Avenue extended, the 9400 block north; South – 84th Way extended, the 8400 block north; West – Brentwood Way extended, the 9000 block west; and East – Pierce Street extended, the 6800 block west. The City will have petitions circulated within this neighborhood. For additional information contact City Clerk's Office 303-658-2162. SPECIAL PERMIT AND LICENSE BOARD CITY OF WESTMINSTER Carla Koeltzow, Deputy City Clerk Published in the Westsider November 29, 2013 00056947

CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the liquor laws of the State of Colorado and the ordinances of the City of Westminster, an application for an arts liquor license to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors by the drink for on-premise consumption at productions or performances, was filed with the Westminster Special Permit and License Board on November 11, 2013. The applicant is Rocky Mountain Butterfly Consortium, doing business as Butterfly Pavilion at 6252 West 104th Avenue. Officer and Manager are: William Patrick Tennyson, President/CEO 12294 Wolff Drive, Broomfield, CO Jessica Clark, VP of Visitor Services and Operations 4500 South Monaco #538, Denver, CO NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Special Permit & License Board will conduct a hearing on said application on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at or about 8 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, when and where all parties in interest will be heard. The neighborhood of interest has been established with the following boundaries: North – 109th Avenue extended, the 10900 block north, South – 100th Avenue extended, the 10000 block north; West – US Hwy 36; and East – Benton Street extended, the 5400 block west. The City will have petitions circulated within this neighborhood. For additional information contact City Clerk's Office 303-658-2162. SPECIAL PERMIT AND LICENSE BOARD CITY OF WESTMINSTER Carla Koeltzow, Deputy City Clerk Published in the Westsider November 29, 2013 00056945


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November 29, 2013

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Appliances Whirlpool Washer 2 years old, GE Dryer 5 years old $250/or best offer (970)261-5521

Arts & Crafts Holiday Bizarre Saturday 12/7/13, 8am-4pm At The Academy Charter School 11800 Lowell Blvd. Westminster Crafter's Wanted Contact Dee @ 303-642-5273

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We need your great work ethic, skills, and experience for our job openings in administration, production, manufacturing, and warehouse. Please feel free to apply online at www.excelpersonnel.com before arriving for the job fair. Bring documentation showing your eligibility to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, visit www.uscis.gov/I-9Central.

Firewood Pine/Fur & Aspen

TO APPLY:

Split & Delivered $225 Stacking available extra $25 Some delivery charges may apply depending on location. Hauling scrap metal also available (appliances, batteries etc.) Call 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173

1. Go to www.excelpersonnel.com 2. Complete the application including your job history 3. Once completed, call Excel Personnel at 303-427-4600

One coffee table, two end tables; Oak and Glass; $99.00 for all three. Made in USA; perfect condition; best offer for separate pieces. Two pairs of Ceramic lamps; Beige; excellent condition; $10 a piece Call Jeff @ 303.422.7839 Traditional sofa and love seat, $160.00 both pieces; excellent condition. Would sell separately; made in USA. Call Jeff @ 303.422.7839

Home for the Holidays

Must sell one year old black French Bull dog ready to breed, $2500 Call or text 720-989-6758

Savio House is looking for Foster Parents to provide a temporary home for troubled teens ages 12-18. We provide training, 24/7 support and $1900/month. Adequate space and complete background and motor vehicle check required. Ideally there are no other teens in the home and one parent would have flexible daytime schedule. Contact Michelle for more information at 303-225-4073.

Riding Horses Available Boarding, leasing, lessons, Birthday Parties, Volunteering and Tours. Friends of Horses Rescue & Adoption 303-649-1155 www.getahorse.org

Autos for Sale A Gem Of A Car: 1979 VOLVO 242 DL,2.1, Mint Condition, 50,517 Miles; Always Garaged; $6100 (303)841-2682

Wanted

ELECTRIC BIKES: New & used No Gas, License, or Registration. 303-257-0164

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Fun and personalized private flute and piano lessons for students of all ages and levels.Learn from an actively performing musician with over 15 years of teaching experience. Western Arvada/Leyden. 704-275-1855 ChristenStephens.com/lessons

Storage/Garage Auction 34 S. Harlan St. Lakewood 80226 By: ABR 303-237-7676 At address above on 12/05/2013 Thursday at 1:30-2:30pm Cash ONLY, items MUST Be Removed within 12-24 hours. Size: 2 car garage. NO REFUNDS.

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Come work in an atmosphere you love and feel good about the product you serve. We take pride in having a fun work environment with flexible hours to fit most scheduling needs. This is a year-round position. Day, evening and weekend shifts available. Full and part time positions with opportunity for advancement!

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32 Craftsman Track Snow Blower $600 Kid's 90 4 wheeler $300, Cast Iron Wood Burn Stove $300 Stand Up Band Saw $200 Patio-fireplace stainless $200 Inside gas fireplace $100 Exercise Bike $200 1982 Honda Silverwing Street Bike 65K miles $1000(303)841-0811

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Drivers: Home Nightly! Great Paying Denver Box truck or CDL-A Flatbed Runs. 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com 1-888-399-5856

Dogs

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Bicycles

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

Honored to be in business in Colorado for over 20 years. Excel Personnel is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

Furniture Milton Lee-cherry bedroom dresser w/mirror, excel.cond. from Carl Forslund. 60” wide, 21 ½” deep & 36” tall w/mirror 43”x25” $500. Oak dresser 38” wide, 18” deep & 35 ¼” tall $50. 303-619-0784

in Parker and Golden are looking for an experienced Parts Counter Sales Person. Experience with construction equipment or decorative concrete a plus and ability to lift 60 lbs repeatedly throughout the day necessary. Competitive Salary and Benefits pkg. send resume to jobs@bobcatoftherockies.com

is hosting a job fair, Tues, Dec 3rd, 10 am - 2 pm!

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Parabody 220 All-in-one weight machine great shape call 303-278-0099

Exhibit Hall at Jefferson County Fairgrounds (15200 West 6th Avenue)

Admission $2.00

Colorado Springs Premier Home Care Agency, is now offering services in Castle Rock and Franktown! Currently, we are hiring for the following positions: · Certified Nurse Aides (State of Colorado) · Home Health Aides / Personal Care Providers · Apply online at: HomewatchCareGivers.com/Colorado-Springs · Click the ‘Caregiver Jobs’ tab

Please join us at the red Lion Hotel, 3200 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80114

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HELP WANTED 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to drive for Swift Transportation at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141

HELP WANTED

Indian Creek Express is HIRING!!! *Local Driver Owner Operators home daily/every other *OTR Drivers, Singles/Teams day. Dedicated local grocery retailer. *Fleet Mechanic (Entry-level/Advanced) $3,500 HOLIDAY BONUS! Class A *Dispatchers CDL & 1 year driving. Benefits, Weekly pay, Drivers: home weekly, Call Cornelius 866-832-6384 Mechanics & Dispatchers: FULL TIME 40+/wk.

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

LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at www.wisechoice4u.com Medical Needed full time MA, LPN or RN in Ken Caryl area for busy pediatric office. Includes Saturday mornings Please fax resume to Nita 303-791-7756 OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT/ OPTICAL DISPENSER for busy office in Parker. COA/COT preferred, previous experience required, able to multi-task. Please send resume w/references & salary requirements to: greatjobs18@gmail.com

Excel Personnel is now HIRING!! Excellent opportunity to put your filing and assembly skills to work for the world’s leading provider of aeronautical data!

Advertise: 303-566-4100 Misc. Notices Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

1ST SHIFT MON – FRI: 6AM – 2:30PM $9.50/hr 2ND SHIFT MON – FRI: 2:30PM – 11PM $10.50/hr 3rd SHIFT WED – SAT (SWING 10HRS) 7AM – 5:30PM $9.50/hr ** Clerical/Filing tests required **

TO APPLY:

1. Go to www.excelpersonnel.com 2. Complete the application including your job history 3. Once completed, call Excel Personnel at 303-427-4600 For local news any time of day, find your community online at

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Honored to be in business in Colorado for over 20 years. Excel Personnel is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.


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November 29, 2013

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Earn up to $1,000 per month!

Call 303-954-CASH or 800-892-6403 anytime!

Help Wanted RECEPTIONIST/INSURANCE & MEDICAL for Parker medical office. Must be professional, mature and able to multi-task. Send resume w/references and salary requirements to: greatjobs18@gmail.com Nurses needed (RN or LPN) one on one patient care 12 hour night shifts reliable/dependable nurses needed in peaceful, loving home. Consistent care for TBI victim Parker. Call 303-646-3020

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The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at www.cityofblackhawk.org/goto/employee_services for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.

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with the Public Works Department, closing, December 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Applicants mud be able to acquire a CDL-B within 6 months of hire. Must be able to work in all weather environments, occasionally lifting of 50 lbs and up to 100 lbs. Must have a good driving record and able to pass physical with drug screen and full back ground investigation. Pay range $29,300 to $41,000 per year.

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of HIV and share “between 62 and 87 percent” of their genetic sequences. It didn’t take much to see how the virus mutated, or how it leaped from animal to human, possibly via Africa’s sooty mangabey monkeys (a “natural host of the virus”), which were sometimes hunted for food. But the question of where HIV came from needs to go back even further than 1981. A man from Memphis was reported with what doctors would consider to be typical AIDS symptoms in 1952. SIVs were discovered in Icelandic sheep in 1949. Scientists, in fact, believe that SIVs are “ancient parasites” and that HIV has been “circulating in the African population since near the start of the 20th century.” At the beginning of this book, author Dorothy H. Crawford indicates that the search for the beginnings of HIV is somewhat like a mystery. She’s absolutely correct. It is, but you need a Sherlockian PhD to understand it all. That’s not to say that “Virus Hunt” is a bad book – that’s not the case at all. What readers will want to know, however, is that it’s very academic and heavily steeped in genetics, epidemiology, and laboratorylevel research. That’s great for anyone employed in those fields. For the layperson, this mystery’s not unreadable but it’s as far from relaxing entertainment as you’ll ever get. Tackle this book, therefore, but give yourself some time to absorb it. Without that kind of consideration and careful contemplation, “Virus Hunt” may leave you cold.

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“Virus Hunt: The Search for the Origin of HIV” by Dorothy H. Crawford 2013, Oxford University Press $27.95 U.S. and Canada 244 pages Your best friend shares practically everything with you. Half her clothes are in your closet. His home is open when you need it. You share meals, rides, ideas, music, and gossip. What’s hers is yours — which explains where your last cold came from. Some things are easy to track down. Others take years, even decades. And in the new book “Virus Hunt” by Dorothy H. Crawford, you’ll see how scientists discovered the roots of HIV. In 1981, doctors in California began noticing “rare infections … and an unusually aggressive tumor” in certain patients. Soon, the same was reported in New York, Florida, and elsewhere around the country. By 1982, the disease was called AIDS. The risk of catching AIDS seemed at first to be limited to sexually-active gay men, particularly those with multiple partners. Within weeks, heroin users and hemophiliacs were added to the at-risk group, then doctors discovered that infected mothers could pass it to their children. “Fear of AIDS” became “a disease in its own right.” By 1984, the “causative virus was identified (as human immunodeficiency virus) … and shortly thereafter the genome was sequenced …” But where did HIV come from? Soon after the first description of AIDS was released in 1981, Boston researchers noticed that their captive macaque population was affected with something that sounded similar. Four years later, scientists at that research facility isolated a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) which had spread and mutated as animals were “unwittingly” shipped around to other facilities. That led to the discovery that some SIVs are “closely related” to certain strains

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