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First business at Promenade to open Longhorn Steakhouse grand opening March 31 By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@coloradocommunitymedia.com It took more than 10 years of planning and several years waiting for a developer, but just less than a year after the groundbreaking for the first business to open its doors at the Webster Lake Promenade. Longhorn Steakhouse will celebrate its first day in operation at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at the 10-acre commercial development at 120th Avenue and Grant Street. “We are really excited about having the first Longhorn Steakhouse in Colorado open in Northglenn,” Mayor Joyce Downing said. “We look forward to working with them and all the new businesses that are coming to the Webster Lake Promenade.” Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA) Chair Rosie Garner said she believes this is the first steak house in the city. “I’m looking forward to eating there and

seeing what their beer list looks like,” she said. “I always like a place with a good bar, and I would assume this is probably going to be one of them. NURA is very proud of this development and I think Longhorn opening will be a fitting tribute to what’s to come.” Longhorn will employ 88 people. The Webster Lake Promenade includes 56,293 square feet of retail space with six building sites. Jimmy John’s has also announced it will be opening its doors at the Promenade at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. Other businesses at the development eyeing April for openings are Genghis Grill (Mongolia stir fry) and Edible Arrangements. May grand openings include Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Pacific Dental, Jamba Juice, Panera Bread and Café Rio Mexican Grill. Two businesses are eyeing June and July for their openings — Select Comfort and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. Parry’s Pizza is planning to open in September and Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q in November.

Construction crews finish work last week on the parking lot in front of Longhorn Steakhouse at the Webster Lake Promenade, 120th Avenue and Grant Street in Northglenn. Longhorn will celebrate its grand opening March 31, the first business to open at the new commercial development. Photo by Tammy Kranz

CEO says farewell to chamber By Ashley Reimers

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Denver, Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn. Hickenlooper highlighted what FasTracks has done so far, created 12,000 jobs since 2004, and spoke about what it could do in the future. More 24-34 year olds are moving to Colorado, he said, “and FasTracks allows us to have that kind of growth.” Adams County Board Chair Charles ‘Chaz’ Tedesco said that 460,000 people live in Adams County, and that is expected to increase to 750,000 by 2030.

After almost 14 years, Deborah Obermeyer is stepping down as the Metro North Chamber of Commerce CEO and moving on to other professional opportunities. Her decision will be made effective May 31. “I have been blessed throughout my career with roles in which I have been constantly challenged to learn and grow,” she said. “I believe my versatility coupled with my leadership experience will allow me to jump into a new field and make a difference.” From the moment she interviewed for the CEO position years ago, Obermeyer felt an instant draw to the chamber. She said it was the logical next step in her career, and within weeks she knew undoubtedly that she made the right choice. During her time as CEO, Obermeyer helped increase the membership to 970 members, compared Obermeyer to just 300 when she started, elevating the chamber as the seventh largest in the state. She was also part of providing a voice for the community through public policy, promoting smarter business through the development council and encouraging personal and professional growth through the leadership program. The creation of two events — the Taste of the Chamber and the Chamber 5 Challenge — have also provided more opportunities for the community and chamber members. “I am very proud of the board’s commitment to ensure that the MNCC has a facility that serves as a resource for all our members,” she said. “The MNCC office is state-of-the-art and is in constant

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A Regional Transportation District employee hands out souvenirs at the March 20 groundbreaking for the North Metro Line in Thornton. RTD set up boards at the event to show which FasTracks lines are completed, which ones are under construction, and which ones are still to come. Photos by Tammy Kranz

Work on North Metro line begins Officials break ground on FasTracks for Adams County By Tammy Kranz tkranz@ coloradocommunitymedia.com It was a day that most residents in Adams County did not think would happen for another 20 years, but that day came last week. Officials broke ground on the FasPOSTAL ADDRESS

Tracks North Metro Rail March 20, after they praised the collaboration efforts to make the line a reality in the area. “We’re finally here,” Larry Hoy, Regional Transportation District director said. “We had a lot of challenges getting here. It’s amazing how things can change in a year.” The ceremony took place on a crowded dirt parking lot where the Eastlake Station will be located in Thornton at 12650 Claude Court. Guest speakers included Gov. John Hickenlooper, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Adams County commissioners, RTD directors and staff, and mayors from

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The debate over the ‘nanny state’ If you have ever seen a 1950’s sitcom, a la “Leave it to Beaver,” you know exactly how opponents of perceived “nanny state” government intrusions view some of the bills that have emerged from this legislative session. “Aw, gee whiz, mom. Do I have to?” So far this session, we have seen legislation aimed at curbing smoking, tanning and talking on cell phones. But the bills have a worse winning percentage than the Buffalo Bills. Legislation that sought to ban the sale of cigarettes to folks under 21 failed in a House committee recently, as did a separate effort that would have required drivers to use hands-free devices when talking on their cell phones. Meanwhile, a bill that prohibits people under 18 from using tanning beds barely passed the House and faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. The bills have led to fascinating debates among lawmakers over government’s role in the balancing of setting sound public health and safety policy while protecting citizens’ rights to make decisions for themselves – whether they’re bad ones or not. “To pass a law against everything all the time is, once again, the nanny state,” Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs. Republicans like Gardner typically don’t like this kind of stuff – bills aimed telling people what they can and can’t do. But this year’s efforts have blurred politi-

cal lines. The under-21 smoking ban bill received Republican sponsorship. And some Democrats opposed both the youth tanning bed ban and the bill that deals with drivers’ use of cell phones. “There is a streak within Colorado, both among Democrats and Republicans, who have a Libertarian tendency, and I tend to be one of those,” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, said. Ferrandino voted against the tanning bill and said he would not have supported the smoking ban bill, either. “There’s a difference between when it impacts you and you’re making your own decision versus what the impact on what someone else is,” he said. But the House’s second-in-command disagrees. House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, voted for the youth tanning bed legislation and supported the effort to ban the sale of smokes to those under 21. “We act all the time in this body and at all legislative bodies across the country

to attempt to improve public health and safety, and this is one pretty good idea that I support,” she said. Supporters of the so-called “nanny state” bills say the policy proposals aren’t government’s way of telling adults not to run with scissors. They believe they are setting sound public safety policy. Breaking news: cancer is bad for you. And smoking and ultraviolet rays cause it. And the last person you want to be driving behind on the interstate is some dumbbell who is flipping through every conceivable application on his phone while others drive by, flipping him off. Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, who sponsored the cell phone legislation, said people once thought that laws requiring people to wear seat belts were also nanny state efforts. “I think we found that over time that it became acceptable, and now it’s become a complete habit to buckle your seat belt when you get into a vehicle,” Melton said. “I think its more than just government trying to tell you what to do, but also looking at how can we lower some of our costs by doing some things now.” But does Joe Public like legislative efforts to curb bad or unhealthy behaviors? “You have certain constituencies that are very passionate about these issues,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, who used the youth tanning bed bill as an example. “But I can tell you that the people who I represent, it’s not even at

the top of their list – don’t even make their list.” But do politicians practice consistency when they talk about not wanting the government to intrude on people’s affairs? Republicans will blast government attempts to intervene in a person’s life, but do their views on a woman’s right to choose or support of gay marriage bans confuse the issue? At the same time, if Democrats want the government to stay out of people’s bedrooms, why is it OK for it be in tanning rooms? Ferrandino acknowledges that, on issues like these, “sometimes it becomes a political thing, rather than a fundamental ideology thing.” “I really appreciate people who are consistent in their Libertarian identity,” the House speaker said. Efforts to curb bad behaviors have been a staple of state and federal government for a long, long time and I doubt they’re going any where, any time soon. But does telling someone not to do something that’s bad for them really work? I’m not sure. But it reminds me of a line from the Dudley Moore classic comedy “Arthur,” when Arthur’s fiance tells the lovable drunk that “a real woman can stop you from drinking.” “It’d have to be a real big woman,” Arthur said.

northglenn news in a hurry NMFR senior officer earns certification  David Anderson, division chief for North Metro Fire Rescue District, has earned the title of executive fire officer from the United States Fire Administration/National Fire Academy. Anderson’s certificate of completion from the 4-year Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) was presented to him at the District’s March Board meeting on March 18. The EFOP is an initiative designed to provide senior officers and leaders with an understanding of how to lead fire and emergency services organizations in researching and developing best practices in emergency response, how to adapt to their community’s needs, and how to be a leader in their organization’s growth. The curriculum consists of graduate and college-equivalent courses as well as applied research projects following each course series. Anderson joined North Metro in 1986 and has served as division chief for 10 years.

Three vie for two seats on district board

Three candidates have filed paperwork to fill two open seats on the North Metro Fire Rescue District Board of Directors in the May election. Although North Metro protects and responds to two municipalities and parts of several counties, all district directors serve at-large, and the terms last for four years. The candidates vying for two open positions on the board are Dennis Day, Robert Nielsen and John Beirise, all from Broomfield. Absentee ballot applications can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters building, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020. If requesting an absentee ballot by mail, applications must be received at the Headquarters location in Broomfield by the close of business on May 2. Absentee ballots must be received at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters by 7 p.m. on Election Day, May 6. Non-absentee voters can cast their vote at the following locations from

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 6: Station 62, 10550 Huron St., Northglenn; Station 63, 10941 Irma Drive, Northglenn; Station 64, 13515 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield or North Metro Fire Headquarters, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield. For additional information on the election, visit North Metro Fire Rescue District’s website, www.northmetrofire.org.

Design Studio and Super Cuts. The event was held at The Exchange Tavern owned by Teddi Davis, and entertainment was provided by Thornton Fire’s Pipes and Drums group as well as a local Irish dance troupe. Local families affected by childhood cancer also attended to share their stories, shave their heads and raise awareness about childhood cancer.

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Neighborhood Watch captains meeting set 

Firefighters from North Metro Fire Rescue District hosted their first St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event on March 14 and more than tripled the group’s original fundraising goal. North Metro Fire along with firefighters from Louisville, Westminster, Pleasant View, Thornton and other neighboring agencies joined with community residents to raise close to $26,000 for childhood cancer research. Broomfield’s Paul Derda emceed the event as more than 70 participants of all ages stepped up to have their heads shaved by stylists from Appearances Hair Color and

There will be a Neighborhood Watch block captains meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Learn from the Northglenn Police Department how to help keep your neighborhood safe by attending this meeting. The agenda will include the Police Resource Guide, dumpsters for active Neighborhood Watch groups and National Night Out on Aug. 5. Contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@ northglenn.org for more information.

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LIFE: Arvada Center’s presents Peter Quilter’s “End of the Rainbow,” reflecting on life of Judy Garland. Page 11 SPORTS: Northglenn tennis sneaks by Hinkley. Page 20

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Health, wellness center coming to Thornton By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Centura Health is expanding in the north metro area with plans to construct two new health and wellness centers, one in Thornton and other in Dacono. A renovation of an existing center in Westminster along with the new locations are all part of an effort to incorporate primary care, specialty services, diagnostic imaging and wellness services to provide consumers with convenient, integrated, highvalue care. Construction has begun on both the Thornton and Westminster projects. The Thornton location, at 128th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard will be 10,800 squarefoot facility and the Westminster health and wellness center at Highway 36 and Church Ranch Boulevard will be renovated into a 46,000 square-foot facility. Each center will provide a welcoming atmosphere, a no-wait concept, physicians and mid-level providers for primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, a number of rotating specialists based on needs of the community and outpatient imaging ser-

vices. Jeff Brickman, president of Centura Health’s Mountains and North Denver Operating Group, said both centers will be easily accessible to the community. “We really want to improve our site locations so there is great visibility and access to the public,” he said. “We are trying to reach a key traffic market in Thornton to improve our ability to serve that community.” Brickman said the centers will utilize a “health neighborhood” approach to health and wellness, which means the centers will co-locate providers and services to promote care coordination with multiple access points, offering the community enhanced convenience to health care in a service-friendly environment, for an affordable cost. He said the goal is to help consumers utilize the health care system more appropriately and manager their health from a wellness perspective. “Through this approach, we will provide these north Denver communities with more convenient, more comprehensive care, while setting a new standard of care that Coloradans will come to expect,” Brickman said. “Expanding our presence

Centura Health is expanding in the north metro area with the construction of a new wellness center in Thornton and a renovation and expansion of the current Westminster wellness center, pictured above, at U.S. 36 and Church Ranch Boulevard. Courtesy photo into these communities will ensure we are meeting the individual health needs of these fast-growing areas and providing consumers with the Total Health Solution, delivering optimal health care value.” Funding for the $7 million Thorn-

ton center is made possible by Catholic Health Initiatives, and funding for the $15.6 million Westminster center is made possible by Adventist Health System. For more information about Centura Health, visit www.centura.org.

E-470 to build interchange at Quebec City plans pavement work on road By Tammy Kranz tkranz@coloradocommunitymedia. com Plans for road projects in northern Thornton may spur residential and commercial development. E-470 will construct an interchange at Quebec Street, and the city plans to pave the unpaved portions of Quebec between 120th Avenue and State Highway 7, while the developer of Heritage Todd Creek will pave Quebec between E-470 and State Highway 7. John Cody, director of economic development for Thornton, said what makes the interchange at Quebec and the related improvements important are that it is the midpoint between In-

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pending. Thomson said it could take a year for the project because of drainage work that is needed, plus installing the fiber optics for the tolls. The city plans to pave the unimproved roadway of Quebec south of E-470 down to 120th, plus do drainage improvements. These improvements are expected to be completed in the summer. The city plans to widen Quebec to create a six-lane roadway in the future. There will be road closures, and information on those can found in the Cone Zone section at www. cityofthornton.net. E-470 is hosting an open house to share plans on the Quebec interchange 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Todd Creek Golf Clubhouse, 8455 Heritage Drive in Thornton. Attendees will be able to view plans for the project and talk to E-470 officials and Thornton staff.

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County approves land sell to Arvada business Money made on land deal goes toward new community park By Tammy Kranz tkranz@coloradocommunitymedia.com A deal among Arvada, Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District and a manufacturing company will pave the way for the development of a park in South Adams County and keep a large employer in the region. The Adams County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved to authorize Hyland Hills to sell a parcel of its Clear

Creek Valley Park land to Wanco Inc. during its March 10 meeting. “I see this as a benefit not just to that area but the entire region in that area,” board chair Charles “Chaz” Tedesco said. “I also see it as a benefit of keeping jobs and our companies that support these types of efforts here in Adams County.” The 86-acre park is between Tennyson Street and Lowell Boulevard north of Interstate 76 and was acquired with assistance from Adams County Open Space grant money beginning in 2002. The district developed a multi-use design plan for the area to include trails and open space but it has not been developed into a publicly

accessible park yet. Wanco, which manufactures highway safety and traffic control products, approached Hyland Hills about purchasing 5.2106 acres of its land so it could expand its current facility at 5870 Tennyson St. in Arvada by 90,000 square feet. Wanco employs 200 and the expansion would result in 75 more jobs. Wanco is buying the land for the appraised value of $397,000, and is donating an additional $350,000 to Hyland Hills for the development of the park. The City of Arvada, which wants to keep Wanco in its borders, is contributing $500,000 for the park development.

Hyland Hills plans to use the funding as leverage to generate an additional $2.5 million in funding through grants or other money raising efforts. “Parks make a healthy community, it’s a large park, it’s a regional park, we are going to keep a business in Adams County,” said Commissioner Eva Hendry. “We’re going to create more jobs for Adams County residents, which you know we do have a higher unemployment rate in Adams County than we do anywhere else, so I believe that is extremely important. It’s kind of a winwin for the entire community.”

CAPITOL NEWS IN A HURRY Recall election bill advances A bill that Democrats say would boost turnout in future recall elections passed a Senate committee on March 21, following a party-line vote. The bill seeks to marry existing election statutes with language in the state Constitution. The two are at odds when it comes to the recall election process – something that was apparent during last year’s historic legislative recall elections. The Constitution states that a candidate has up to 15 days prior to Election Day to submit enough signatures to appear on a recall ballot. The Democrat-sponsored bill would require candidates to submit signatures 15 days prior to when ballots are made available to voters, which occurs long before the actual day of the election. This became an issue in September, when county clerks handing recall elections in Colorado Springs and Pueblo weren’t able to mail ballots in time, which resulted in elections where voters could vote in person, the day of the election. Democrats say the bill would give citizens more opportunities to vote. But Republicans blast the measure as unconstitutional. The bill passed the Democrat majority Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, following a 3-2 vote.

ADOPTION TIME Erin Askeland, rescue supervisor for Adams County Animal Shelter, works with Kraemer, 2, a shepherd kettle dog mix. Camp Bow Wow in Golden teamed up with Adams County for a “Mutt Madness” adoption event on Saturday, March 22. More than 8 million animals enter shelters each year. Of those, 3 to 4 million are euthanized, according to the Humane Society. Photo by Amy Woodward

Emergency pet care bill signed Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 20 signed a bill into law that will allow emergency medical providers to provide medical care to house cats and dogs. Medical personnel who respond to emergency calls to homes were prohibited from providing care to domestic animals prior to the bill signing. Although EMTs provide that assistance any way, they risked litigation by the pet’s owner if something happened to the animal. The bill was sponsored by Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial and Denver Democratic Reps. Beth McCann and Lois Court.

Felony DUI legislation moves forward A bill that would create a felony DUI penalty in Colorado cleared it’s first legislative hurdle on March 18. House Bill 1036 would let prosecutors charge a driver’s third DUI in seven years or any fourth DUI as a felony. Right now, drivers only face misdemeanor penalties when driving drunk, no matter how many times they are charged. Colorado is one of only six states that don’t have a felony DUI on the books. The bill – which is sponsored by Republican Reps. Mark Waller of Colorado Springs and Lori Saine of Firestone – passed the House Judiciary Committee with unanimous support. A similar effort failed last year.

Bill would allow armed guards at charter schools Charter schools would be allowed to hire armed security guards, under a bill that received unanimous support in the House on March 21. House Bill 1291 – which is sponsored by Reps. Mike McLachlan, D-Durango and Stephen Humphrey, R-Severance – allows charter school guards to carry concealed weapons on campus, so long as they have a valid permit. The bill is a re-crafted version of a a Humphrey-sponsored bill that died earlier this year, which would have allowed any school employee with a concealed carry permit to bring a gun on campus.

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Funding for road construction advances A bill that would pump more money into the rebuilding of roads and bridges in Colorado received bipartisan support in a House committee on March 21 House Bill 1259 – which is sponsored by House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland – would transfer $100 million in one-time general fund dollars for road and bridge construction. The bill passed the Democrat majority House Transportation and Energy Committee following an 11-2 vote. The measure now heads to the House Appropriations Committee.

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said he was floored when members of American Indians we have going to state the American Civil Liberties Union ap- colleges and universities,” Salazar said. proached him late last year and told him “It’s a good policy decision. We are going courts were throwing impoverished peo- to support those kids who we forcibly refrom Colorado.” engineering andfor computational sciences ple college in jail foroffailing to pay fines minor moved He pointed out that the state already violations. Department of civil and environmental engineering (cee) “They showed me the numbers,” he has exemptions to the requirements for said. “This is the 21st century, there is no in-state tuition — an Olympic athlete may be considered a resident, as well as Caway in the world we should tolerate this.” Salazar, a constitutional attorney, said nadian military and Chinese and Russian this practice violates the Colorado Con- students. This bill also is still working its way stitution that states “no person shall be imprisoned for debt” and a 1987 ruling by through the House. A bill that will standardize the fee that the state’s Supreme Court that said courts should not jail indigent defendants for fail- governments in Colorado can charge for public records has passed out of the House ure to pay. Colorado Mines invites session, applications Salazar for a full-time non-tenure trackthe academic-year as a said Teaching and is in Senate. position Salazar HBAssociate 14DuringSchool this oflegislative Professor in the Department Civil and Environmental coordinate, teach andsupport. provide innovative course delivery and 1193 to has bipartisan introduced House Billof14-1061 that pro-Engineering development primarilythe in engineering statics, but whoacan also teach in mechanics of materials, advise senior teams, and teachtoother Salazar’s bill caps the design research cost vides that when court imposes monundergraduate and graduate courses in civil and environmental engineering for the summer field session. The successful candidate will work $30 an hour with the first hour free under etary payment as part of the sentence, the with departmental to coordinate, and they developare undergraduate curriculum proposal. in engineering statics (about 800 students annually) the current defendant has faculty the chance to teach prove and play a strong rolecourt in advisingfinds CEE undergraduates. The successful candidate willsaid also take a leadership, management advising role Salazar that he’s seen someand governindigent. If the the defendant in one of our student groups; current needs are in the Mines chapters for ASCE and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). cannot pay the fine, the court can then of- ments charge nothing, while others charge fer a payment plan or have the defendant as much as $170. This bill, he said, allows Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or closely related discipline (preferred) OR a Master’s degree for governmental transparency for those do incommunity service. Civil or Environmental Engineering or closely related field with professional or academic experience and accomplishments in engineering doing (Colorado Act) ThisThe bill is stillcandidate beingmust discussed on the statics. successful have demonstrated successful teachingCORA at the undergraduate levelOpen of staticsRecords and other fundamental requests. House side. engineering courses, and have a record of undergraduate advising excellence. The bill has passed its second reading Another bill that Salazar is the prime Monday. sponsor this year is HB 14-1124, which For the of complete job announcement and directions on howin to the apply,Senate visit: http://inside.mines.edu/HR-Academic-Faculty.

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tkranz@coloradocommunitymedia. com In his sophomore year as a representative, Joe Salazar said he has the hang of things. “I feel like early on I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing — what’s right for my district,” he said. District 31 includes most of Thornton and parts of unincorporated Adams County. Being the representative for District 31 is Salazar’s first elected position. He said he’s been effective so far because he knows how to get bipartisan support for his bills, and he grew up in the area he serves. “I understand my community really well,” he said. This legislative session, Salazar said he’s hearing concerns about fracking in his district and Senate Bill 93. SB 93 will allow oil and petroleum companies eminent domain rights on public and private properties when negotiations to buy or lease the land fail. He said people are emailing him and calling him, encouraging him to vote against the bill, which passed out of the Senate by a 24-10 vote. Salazar said that like many of his constituents in Adams County, he was against the measure.

“I know the power of eminent domain, it’s usually given to public entities,” he said. “Giving it to oil and petrol companies goes too far.” Another concern he hears often, Salazar said, was the cost of higher education. He said he has been working on language on a bill for a year to address Salazar this concern. The bill would allow the formation of a commission that would help impoverished residents get financial aid; and would also offer financial subsidies for those that qualify. “We have to carefully craft this,” he said. “We want to get it right the first time.” Salazar has hosted a town hall meeting every month of the legislative session, and is usually has guests with him to talk about particular topics, such as health care, the Regional Transportation District or serving on boards and commissioners. His next town hall will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Thornton Community Center, 2211 Eppinger Blvd. in Thornton. Salazar is vice-chair of the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and also serves on the Judiciary Committee. For more information on Salazar or the bills he is working on, visit www.salazarforhd31.com/.

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Yesterday was so yesterday It has been a while since I shared a quote or thought from my mentor Zig Ziglar, and as I prepared for this column I was reminded of something that Mr. Ziglar used to remind us of all the time. He would say, “We cannot make any more yesterdays, but we can make all of the brand-new tomorrows that we possibly can.” I was thinking of this because I found myself in the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” trap as I thought about the ways I handled things over the past 12 months, opportunities I might have missed, activities I wanted to pursue and challenges I needed to overcome. Have you ever been there? We ask ourselves things like, “Why didn’t I say this?” or “Why didn’t I do that?” “Life would be so different if I only did things differently.” And many other such statements and examples. Zig used to also say: “Failure is an event and not a person. Yesterday really did end

last night.” So when we can separate ourselves from what we could have or should have done or said, and realize that tomorrow is a brand-new day, our entire view of the world would shift. Optimism and hope would replace our regret and fear. Tomorrow is filled with promise. Tomorrow is filled with hope. We are in control of how we see our future and what we choose to do in the pursuit of our life goals, our careers, our relationships and our health. Tomorrow has distanced itself from yesterday when it comes to

our errors, poor judgment and mistakes. Tomorrow offers encouragement and builds upon the successes of our yesterdays. When was the last time we took an inventory of all of the great accomplishments, achievements, and goals where we exceeded our own expectations? Looking at past successes builds confidence and serves as a launching point for our next journey and path forward to greatness. So we talked about yesterdays, and we talked about tomorrow. What about today? What can we do today to remember or successes of yesterday, learn from and overcome our prior mistakes, and ensure that our tomorrows are filled with hope, encouragement, opportunity and achievement? Mr. Ziglar talked about the fact that we cannot create any more new yesterdays, but we can create all of the brandnew tomorrows of our life. And it starts with today. We can actually create the next brand-new 30 seconds of our lives, the next brand-new five minutes, the next new

hour, and all we have to do is start. We can start to let go of the past or build upon our past, and the choice is ours. Today, as you read this column, think about where you are. Think about your own story — are we still living in the glory days or many years ago? Are we living and feeling the hurts of yesterday? Or are we placing our stake in the ground today and committing to our future, the best and brightest future that is waiting for each and every one of us? Life is a series of choices. Are you choosing to live or learn from your yesterdays? Are you planning today for your successes of tomorrow? Either way, I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com, and when we plan today for greatness tomorrow, it really 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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I’ll be busy working all week here at Front Range or at the Chop House restaurant. Keith Kersley

Mostly I’ll be skating. I’m sponsored by Verve, so I’ll be doing some filming. Clyde George

I plan look for a job and try to work out more. I want to keep my New Year’s resolution. Jorge Alonso

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Refocusing a priority It is most encouraging to observe a refocusing on a basic tenet of good government practices which involves our local area governmental entities. Thanks to the leadership of Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison and the support of the Westminster City Council, a new era has begun. It is not difficult. It is not expensive. Citizens and voters expect it. Why there was a lack of emphasis on it over the past 10-plus years and especially during the Great Recession has been a real puzzlement to me. What is the refocus that has been rekindled? In a word, it is cooperation. It starts with an initiative by one party to another with a big batch of communications to follow which then opens doors to cooperative and collaborative opportunities. And guess what — everyone wins. A ‘first’ ever One of mayoral candidate Atchison’s platforms during the campaign was to re-establish cooperative opportunities with the other governmental entities which share constituencies with Westminster. Just last week, he initiated a “first” by having Westminster host a joint meeting with all three school boards and superintendents at the table which serve the 38-square-mile area of the City. Adams 12, Adams 50 and Jeffco R-1 elected officials were there with their superintendents to first get to know each other better and to “open doors” for future exchanges of ideas, mutual problem-solving, cost savings and how to embrace a better holistic community. After all, our city leaders should strive for the success of the students in the three subject school districts as they are tomorrow’s citizens and residents. Both counties at the table An earlier joint meeting held was also Westminster’s doing to bring the two sets of county commissioners together with Westminster elected officials. Adams and Jefferson counties participated in this unique gathering. Again, the opportunity was created to share thoughts without a predetermined agenda and get to know each other better. It is always easier to pick up the phone or send an email to some-

one regarding an issue or idea when you already know each other. A prior Westminster focus Years ago, Westminster prided itself in the emphasis placed on intergovernmental cooperation. Over 100 intergovernmental agreements (IGA’s) were achieved on a wide variety of programs, projects and solving problems. For example, cost savings have been realized over the past 20 years by Adams 50 School District and the City. Diesel fuel purchases by the City through the District saved the City. Asphalt purchased through the City by the District saved the District a higher cost. Westminster bought treated water from the City of Thornton for many years when initially Westminster needed more water for its Growth Management Plan in the 1980’s. The “Four-Way Agreement” with Farmers Reservoir & Irrigation Company, City of Northglenn, City of Thornton and Westminster distributed water operations costs and water storage in Standley Lake reservoir in an equitable way. What is next? The rekindling of opportunities for cooperation and collaboration is overdue. While I know that cooperative agreements have been realized in the past 10-plus years, my point is there is a lot of room for expansion of this basic tenet of good government practices. It is exciting to think of what might come about with all interested parties sitting at the table with a common motivation on a variety of pending nagging issues and opportunities. Bill Christopher is a former Westminster city manager and RTD board member.


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It’s a stitch to read about I’ve run this article a couple of times and each time I get several responses. It’s just a hoot and I want to share it with you again. Here it is! Got a Letter form Grandma the other day. She wrote: The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a “HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS” bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, I’m glad I did! What an uplifting experience followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is ... and I didn’t notice that the light had changed. It is good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have

noticed. I soon found that LOTS of people feel the same way! Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, “For the love of GOD! GO! GO! My Lord, GO! What an exuberant cheerleader he was for the Lord. Everyone else started honking, too! I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these lovely people. I even honked my horn a few

times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a “sunny beach.” I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked your cousin Jimmy (my teenage grandson) in the back seat what that sign meant. He replied that it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I’ve never been to Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. Jimmy burst out laughing ... why, even he was enjoying this religious experience! A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed again. So, I grinned and waved to all my sisters and brothers and drove on through the

intersection. I noticed I was the only car that got through that intersection before the light turned red again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So, I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks! Love, Grandma Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned...

Choose a few varieties to take home. Help children set up a few pots and plant some of the seeds to grow inside until they are big enough to transplant. How are the seeds different? How do we get seeds? Read the instructions out loud before you start. This helps to show that reading is a very useful skill. It would be a good time to read “The Carrot Seed” (Krauss) or one of the “Little Red Hen” versions. Outside, look around your yard or neighborhood for signs of spring. Did you plant any bulbs last fall? What early plants are showing up in the garden? Are there any buds growing on the trees and bushes? What’s happening to the snow? Clip a little branch from the forsythia or other bushes and put it in a vase inside. Check it every day to see changes.

Plan a scavenger hunt either inside or outside.

Spring break has finally arrived Children of all ages look forward to this time of year. It’s spring break! Even if the weather doesn’t quite match the date on the calendar, the idea of the arrival of springtime gives us a positive boost. While families and teachers enjoy the break away from the routines of school, this little vacation can be stressful for working parents. Sometimes finding childcare for the kids during these days is difficult. Grandparents, close friends, and parents who do not work away from home sometimes need new ideas to help these days stay fun and positive. For more ideas see “Learning through the Seasons” at the Denver Children’s Museum, the Golden Nature Center, or grandparentsteachtoo.org. Enjoy the more relaxed schedule with low stress meals. Let the kids plan and help you make a special breakfast or picnic lunch

to take outside. Cooking together presents a good opportunity for quality time together. Take a trip to the library to find books about springtime and seasons. If you can, visit a greenhouse to find out how growers are preparing for the coming of warm weather. What do plants need to grow?

Plant seeds indoors At the store, look over the seed displays.

Postal service delivers, above and way beyond The numbers 2, 2, 3, 4, and 8, when arranged in a certain order, comprise a ZIP code in Detroit. When arranged in this same order, they also indicate the block, building, and apartment numbers of my nephew’s home in Japan. I know about the Detroit ZIP code because of an error I made when I mailed my nephew a Valentine’s Day package. The United States Postal Service (USPS) processes addresses from the bottom up, starting with the five numbers in the ZIP code. The first three digits refer to the sectional center facility where mail is processed, which is then sorted according to the other digits for delivery. All of this is important because that’s how my nephew’s mail went to Detroit instead of Japan. Although some countries use U.S. ZIP codes, most have separate postal code systems. In Japan, with what I consider to be great good sense, addresses start with this code and then move down through prefectures, regions, towns, and finally the exact location. My nephew’s five-digit exact location, because of where it’s placed in his address — at the end — looks just like, well, a U.S. ZIP code. I might have known by the price that my envelope was headed to the wrong place when I only paid $3; the price seemed right to me. (It’s not.) And although I was surprised when I learned the package would arrive in three days, I figured that with air mail and all, this was also correct. (It wasn’t.) Perhaps you’ve guessed what happened. When my nephew hadn’t received my package after 15 days, I checked my receipt. His house address had been entered as a ZIP code and the envelope went to Detroit and, because I hadn’t asked for tracking, there wasn’t any way to find it, though it would likely come back to me eventually via my return address.

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.

Spring clean together Do a little spring cleaning. Even very young children can help sweep the deck or wipe baseboards with a sock. Make it fun by adding some fast moving dance music. Outside, take a walk and pick up any paper and trash that has accumulated over the winter. Collect bottles and cans for recycling. Plan an outing during the week to do something special—a bike ride, ski trip, hike, movie, or bowling. fire station. Visit the Children’s Museum, Nature Center or playground. Although it may be hard, limit computer/TV screen time so that kids have plenty of outside exercise and opportunities for unprogrammed safe play.

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Debra Sue McKie

July 11, 1952 – Feb.15, 2014

Then, 23 days after I sent the package, I got an email from my nephew that he had received it at his home in Japan. Flabbergasted, I called the post office in Detroit and learned that a worker who sorts mail had spotted the error and re-routed the package to Japan before it even left the processing facility for delivery. I didn’t get to talk to this kind and competent woman, but I asked the person on the phone — who seemed surprised that I would be so grateful to someone who was only doing her job — to pass on my profuse thanks. But her job meant a great deal to me. To be sure, the fault was mine. The USPS requires that the last line of an address for an item mailed domestically for foreign delivery is the name of the country. Duh. And I can’t help but wonder … was additional postage needed? I won’t make this mistake again. I will print J A P A N in big bold letters. I also won’t expect to send mail to my nephew for $3. And although I won’t expect the USPS to always correct my mistakes, I’m very glad that someone in Detroit cared so much about an auntie in Colorado who just wanted to send Valentine’s wishes to her nephew in Japan. Andrea Doray is a writer who still uses ZIP codes because she still mails cards and letters. Contact her at a.doray@andreadoray. com.

Debra Sue McKie, July 11, 1952 – February 15, 2014 of Golden Valley, AZ . Class of 1970 Northglenn High School, married the love of her life Ralph McKie. Survived by her husband, children, Dean (Renee) McKie of Kingman, AZ, Shawn (Tammi) McKie of Midland, TX, and Erica (Reggie) Sayles of Goodyear, AZ parents Robert and Mary Jo McEuen of Kingman, AZ, 12 grandchildren, 4 sisters & 2 brothers. Family Celebration of Life on July 5, 2014.

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March 27, 2014

Nonprofit selling pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Soon, images of blue and silver will be turning across windows, walls, fields and lawns in Arvada as pinwheel gardens begin to bloom. The month of April is national child abuse prevention awareness month, and throughout April, the Ralston House, an Arvada nonprofit providing services to sexually and physically abused children and teens, is selling blue and silver pinwheels to encourage abuse awareness and prevention and raise funds. “Pinwheels are happy,” Ashley Irlando, development officer at the Ralston House said. “They’re not sad, as they’re being the sign for hope and healing — they’re really unique.” Started in 2011, the Ralston House Pinwheel program sells individual and sets of pinwheels to citizens and businesses throughout the Front Range, encouraging them to create gardens of blue and silver in support of child abuse prevention

awareness. Over the last four years, organizers have seen the program grow and expand throughout the community. Since its inception, the program has raised more than $61,000 benefiting their programs and services, and organizers hope to raise an additional $40,000 this year. “It’s a really unique way for people to make a difference,” Irlando said. “You never know who you’re going to talk to that one; might need our services or two; might know someone who does.” As part of the program, participants receive a kit, or a box of instructions and suggestions on ways to plant the pinwheels, sell the pinwheels and advertise the pinwheels. To show off the pinwheels, businesses throughout the Front Range will plant gardens of pinwheels wherever they are visible, outside, inside, or on top of a cupcake, to creatively show off their support for the Ralston House. “We try and keep it fun,” said Hannah Jackson, general manager at Rheinlander Bakery, “Each week we do a vanilla cupcake with a pinwheel on top, and we do a kid’s favorite every week, such as Oreo and

Blue and Silver pinwheel gardens are sprouting up throughout Arvada in support of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Here, a small garden inside Rheinlander Bakery, shows a mini-pinwheel garden, one of several placed throughout their shop and storefront windows. Photo by Crystal Anderson twist, with $1 of each cupcake sold going back to the Ralston House.” From large gardens around Faith Bible Chapel and Northglenn High School to the small individual pinwheel placed in a window or lawn, the program helps to encourage individuals to be aware of child abuse and organizations, such as the Ralston House, which can help them. “Child abuse is everybody’s business, and we want people to get involved and know about it,” Irlando said about the

program. “Slowing down our front doors is always a big goal.” Ralston House is selling pinwheels to be planted the month of April promoting hope and healing for abuse victims. The nonprofit has three locations servicing the community, in Arvada, Lakewood and Northglenn. For more information about the Ralston House or to order pinwheels, contact Ashley Irlando at 720-898-6744.

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“Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil” by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson 2014, Bloomsbury $26 / $30 Canada 224 pages What a dirty rat. That guy’s such a dog, cheating on his wife like some tomcat. He’s a pig. And her? She acts like she doesn’t know, the dumb cow. He’s nothing but a shark and she’s too chicken to confront him. She should never have trusted the big skunk, the slimy snake. She’s a silly goose to think she could. In the English language – and, says author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, in French, German, and Spanish, too – we often display our displeasure through animal epithets. But are we just being catty? Read his new book, “Beasts,” and you’ll see how you’re barking up the wrong tree. Call someone “a beast” sometime, and people know what you mean. You’re likely indicating aggression, brutality, or even danger, and it’s not necessarily complimentary. But is it fair? Masson says no because, truth is, “Beasts… have few of the failings we, as a species, have.” For instance, humans wage war, usually because of “artificial and arbitrary distinctions” of race, language, tribe, or culture – which is something animals don’t do. It’s true that animals fight but, recent chimp studies aside, they don’t generally “perpetrate mass violence against” their own kind. Infanticide in animals serves a “clear evolutionary purpose” – unlike for humans. And though it may seem like cats with mice are capable of it, animals are not cruel and they do not practice torture. But getting back to war: our propensity for it might be because we love hierarchy. We like to think we’re superior to others we perceive as lesser, which gets us into trouble when faced with someone who’s

unlike us. We wage battles over religion (which is “intimately connected to war”), something animals don’t do. We fight like … well, like cats and dogs – even though cats and dogs usually get along quite well. But is it all bad news? Not really: we (and our canine friends) are the only species that care about “the well-being of other species…” We’re open to acknowledging altruism, and seeing that animals have cultures they share. And we’re finally beginning to recognize any negative aberration in animal behavior as the effects of trauma we’ve perpetuated. As an animal lover from way back, I was excited when “Beasts” crossed my desk. I wasn’t raised by wolves, but there were few times in my life without a dog. I’ve seen lots of good from lots of animals – and I saw lots of controversy in this book. But there’s also plenty to think about here, too. Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson argues that animals are kinder and more tolerant than we are, and that we could learn a thing or two from them. Animal lovers (and maybe others) will surely agree – but the quarrel will come with his words on domestication and all that it entails. Though I wouldn’t consider this to be a sit-and-read-for-fun book, “Beasts” is great if you love animals or studying humans – or both. Pay close attention, pause for pondering and, much like an elephant, you’ll never forget it.


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Arvada Center’s latest examines Judy Garland By Clarke Reader

creader@coloradocommunitymedia.com Every life is a complicated tapestry of events and people, and few had a more public battle with her demons than Judy Garland. Peter Quilter’s “End of the Rainbow” shines a light on Garland’s final months, encompassing all the talent, wit and humanity that she brought to everything she did. The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., is hosting the regional premiere of “End of the Rainbow” through April 13. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. “There’s something called ‘factual fiction’ which is when a story is not necessarily true, but it has been told so many times that it begins to be true,” explained director Rod A. Lansberry. “A lot of people know stories about Judy that may or may not be true, and the play itself is an example of factual fiction.” The story takes place in London in December 1968 and Garland (Tari Kelly) is with her young new fiance Mickey Deans (Zachary Clark) and her devoted pianist Anthony (Jonas Cohen). Garland is preparing for what she hopes will be a comeback in “The Talk of the Town,” but her past struggles with addiction and relationships still affect everyone around her. The show features some of Garland’s most famous numbers, including “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Kelly — who was an understudy for Liza Minnelli in “The Boy from Oz” — said that she spent a lot of time watching footage of Garland’s performances and interviews and studying addiction to get in touch with who Garland was. “Judy wants to be protected, but gets upset with people who try to protect her,” Kelly said. “She managed to stay very funny, and I think this is a true portrayal of a

human being. People put her on this pedestal, but I wanted to show someone who dealt with addiction and insecurities.” According to Clark, the challenge with playing Deans was finding a balance between some of the more unflattering accounts of his relationship with Garland, and Deans WHAT: “End of the Rainbow” autobiography, WHERE: Arvada Center which paints 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada perhaps too WHEN: Through April 13. rosy an image Tuesday - Satruday - 7:30 p.m. of the man. Wednesday - 1 p.m. “He reSaturday - Sunday - 2 p.m. ally thinks he COST: $53-$73 knows what INFORMATION: 720-898-7200 or www. he’s doing — arvadacenter.org that he knows how to fix her and put her back on top,” Clark said. “There are a lot of questions about his motivations, and how much affection he actually has for her.” As opposed to Garland and Deans, Anthony is a fictional character, a kind of composite of different people from Garland’s life, which in some ways made Cohen’s task of creating a character easier because he didn’t need to match it to a real person. “He adores Judy and feel very protective of her,” Cohen said. “In a way he’s kind of a representation of a whole community of people who really worship her. However, he gets to see the fragile person beneath.” Both Kelly and Cohen spoke about how the relationship between artists can meld and grow as they work together, which gives Anthony the ability to speak some truths to Garland that many wouldn’t. Lansberry, Kelly, Clark and Cohen all spoke about how Garland’s story, especially the one presented in “End of the Rainbow” is a tragically timeless one, a story that people can still see today in the untimely deaths of talents like Edith Piaf, Amy Winehouse or Philip Seymour Hoffman. “There’s a connection and understanding with the audience,” Lansberry said. “It may not be the Judy that the audience thinks they know, but you’re still drawn in by the empathy and sympathy.” “And Judy can still break your heart with just a word or a note,” Cohen added. For more information, call 720-898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org.

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a town hall meeting to discuss affordable housing in Colorado 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Anythink Huron Street Library, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. Joining Lebsock and Ulibarri will be Don May, Adams County Housing Authority executive director; Kim Snetzinger, Northglenn city council member; and Tracy Jones, Commerce City Housing Authority housing coordinator.

FRACKING ATTACK The North Metro Chapters of The John Birch Society presents Bob Adelmann on “What’s Behind the Attack on Fracking?” from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the conference room at O’Meara Ford, 400 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn. FRIDAY/MARCH 28 HOME ALONE Ages 10-13 can learn how to stay safe with At

Home Alone and First Aid from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/ recxpress to register.

SATURDAY/MARCH 29 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Recreational Alternative Programming will take ages 11-18 to watch the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters 5-10 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The game is at the FirstBank Center in Broomfield. To sign up, call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/ recxpress. SATURDAY/MARCH 29 STAGE COMBAT Creative Revolution Theatre Company pres-

ents a stage combat workshop from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at Unique Theatre, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, in the North Valley Tech Center, Thornton. The workshop is open to teens/ adults with all levels of experience. Go to http://crtc.ticketleap. com to register; please pay what you can. Class is led by Jenn Zuko Boughn (http://bonzuko.com).

SATURDAY/MARCH 29 TOWN HALL Rep. Steve Lebsock and Sen. Jessie Ulibarri plan

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second Thursday: Mind-Body Connection (April 10).

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PRENATAL YOGA, 8:45-10 a.m. Mondays through April 28. AROMATHERAPY, 6-7:30 p.m. last Wednesday: Aromatherapy IV: Herbal Infused Honey (April 30).

Women Afield: Turkey 101 Field Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Barr Lake State Park/Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton; and Turkey 201 Field Clinic 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation’s Lowell Ranch, 2330 S. I-25, Castle Rock. Register at http://register-ed.com/ programs/colorado/118-colorado-outreach.

LIFETREE CAFÉ The secrets of lasting friendships will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “Friends for Life: 10 buddies. 38 years. 1 week a year,” features the filmed story of a group of guys who have remained friends 20 years after graduation from middle school. Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportunity to discuss the factors involved in making and keeping friends, as well as the benefits of longtime friendships. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ peacelutheran.net.

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FRIENDSHIP SECRETS The secrets of lasting friendships will be explored at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at 1800 E. 105th Place, Northglenn. “Friends for Life: 10 buddies. 38 years. 1 week a year” features the filmed story of a group of guys who have remained friends 20 years after graduation from middle school. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Contact Andy Pryor at 303452-3787 or andyp@northglenn.cc. Go to Lifetreecafe.com.

TRAVEL FILM Filmmakers John Holod and Jodie Ginter will present their film “Eastern Canada RV Adventure” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. This is the final film of the season. Call 303-450-8800 for information and cost.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY/MARCH 29-30 TURKEY HUNTING Colorado Parks and Wildlife presents

TUESDAY/APRIL 1 SKATING WITH SCOUTS Skate City in Westminster will host a Girl Scout Night from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at 200 W. 121st Ave., Westminster. No RSVP required. Have a night of fun while skating and socializing with other Girl Scouts. Members and nonmembers, families and friends are welcome. Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door. Price includes skate rental and

growing county in the state in the next few years.” Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing said a year ago she would have not believed that a groundbreaking would come this quickly. “This new commuter rail line will bring energy and an economic boost to the northern area,” she said.

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Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams said that since she became mayor 2.5 years ago, FasTracks has been her main project. “This is a game changer for the city of Thornton, the city of Northglenn … ” Williams said. “Let’s keep it going. Let’s get this line finished.” When the RTD board approved its amended regional

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use by our members. The board is also committed to keeping the chamber dues affordable for all businesses while increasing services and programs.” Chamber executive board director Troy Whitmore is sad to see Obermeyer go, and credits her for truly rebuilding the chamber. He said he doesn’t think the chamber would have survived without her leadership. “One of her greatest attributes was bridging the gap between the chamber and local governments,” he said. “That is not always the case for chambers, and those relationships really made for a stronger chamber. She will

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at Lutheran Medical Center is offering community health and wellness services and classes in February at 8300 W. 38th Ave. Free parking is available. Space is limited. Go to www. WellnessAtBridges.com or call 303-425-2262 to register or for information and costs. Upcoming classes are:

ACUPUNCTURE AND Allergies, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Free; registration required. FRIDAY AND Saturday/April 4-5 CINDERELLA BELLEVIEW Christian School presents Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. April 4 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 5. Call 303-427-5459 for tickets and more information. The school is at 3455 W. 83rd Ave., Unit C, Westminster. SATURDAY/APRIL 5 PHOTOGRAPH CLUB The Forney Museum welcomes photographers the first Saturday of every month for a behind-thescenes chance to shoot your favorite vehicles in our collection. Sessions last 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the museum, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver. Registration and prepayment are required; sessions are limited to 25 participants. For a copy of the museum’s photo policy, email events@forneymuseum.org. Go to WWW.FORNEYMUSEUM.ORG. SATURDAY/APRIL 5 FOOD DOCUMENTARY “Food Inc.,” a documentary about the corporate food industry will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Living Light of Peace, 5927 Miller St., Arvada. A soup and salad dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. A donation is requested for the meal. A brief discussion will follow. All ages invited; movie is free.

BABY YOGA camp, 8:45-10 a.m. Fridays from April 4-25. STRESS RELIEF monthly workshop series, 6-8 p.m. every

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transportation plan in 2012, the plan stated that service to 72nd would not happen until the 2030-35 timeframe with available funding. The future began looking brighter for the North Metro Rail Line Feb. 2013 when RTD received an unsolicited proposal to build the line, which led to RTD looking at other options and soliciting for bids.

The RTD Board of Directors voted Nov. 26 to hire Regional Rail Partners to design and build the North Metro Rail Line to 124th Avenue. Design began in January 2014, and the line should be ready for use in 2018 following testing. The contract bid was for $343 million and will be paid by issuing Certificates of Participation (COPS).

The line is supposed to end at Highway 7/162nd Avenue but RTD has current funding for up to 124th at this time, with options to extend as additional funds become available. The North Metro Rail line is 18.5 miles of electric commuter rail that connects Denver Union Station with Northglenn, Commerce City and Thornton.

be greatly missed.” For Obermeyer, the best part of being the chamber CEO was the opportunity to interact with a multitude of people and supporting people both professionally and personally. She said to keep a chamber successful, everything boils down to the involvement of people who are committed to making a difference. “Our chamber partners are a group of highly successful leaders who are committed to the metro north region,” she said. “They invest capital, create jobs and enhance the lifestyle of the communities within this region with quality services and products. The MNCC has been a community staple for 55 years, and that kind of longevity means something.” Matt Barnes, who serves

on the chamber’s leadership board, said during Obermeyer’s tenure she led the chamber to new heights through her professionalism, innovation and dedication and through her leadership she has set the foundation for the chamber to thrive and continue to be successful for years to come. “Deborah had the special ability to bring the business community together, promote regional community networks and develop both business and community partnerships,” he said. Obermeyer plans to take some time before jumping into her next professional endeavor. She plans on staying active on a few community boards including A Precious Child. For the next Metro North Chamber CEO, Obermeyer’s best advice is to

“keep the chamber’s mission at the forefront of decision making and maintain constant communication with members on programs, services and events.” “As CEO, it is important to place the chamber’s priorities first and always put good public policy before any particular party or candidate’s interest,” she said. “Enjoy the day-to-day interactions with the members. By listening, getting to know them, you learn what they are passionate about and can recommend ways in which to engage them that will be beneficial to their businesses. “ After Obermeyer’s departure, Shiley Johnson, who is currently responsible for public policy in the chamber, will serve in the interim CEO role.


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TRAINING SESSION Community Reach Center offers several opportunities to receive free mental health first aid training this spring with adult and youth modules available. The adult module covers signs, symptoms and behaviors associated with various mental health conditions for adults, and the youth module covers the same for youth ages 12-18. Both modules teach the MHFA evidence-based, five-step action plan for providing basic assistance for someone experiencing a mental health crisis. There is no tuition fee, but registration is mandatory. Attendance of the entire 8-hour course is required to receive certification. Register via www.CommunityReachCenter.org (click on the Products & Training tab). The class schedule (for adult module): 5:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 23; (for youth module): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 13. All public MHFA classes are taught at Community Reach Center, 11285 Highline Drive, Northglenn.

group, is having its kids’ stuff sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. From noon to 1 p.m., items are half-price. Items for sale include baby furniture, play yards, car seats, strollers, bedding, clothing, shoes, toys, books, maternity clothing and more. Coupons for half-price admission available at https://www. facebook.com/DarlingDoublesKidsStuffSale. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Visit www.darlingdoubles.org or email Saturday/April 5

GOLF LEAGUE The Ladies Evening Golf League at Eagle Trace

Golf Club is accepting new members. League plays on Thursdays, with tee times 4-6 p.m. All abilities welcome. An informational meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Broomfield. Contact league president Kristin Fleckenstein at 303-667-0778 or kristin@hammondappraisals.com.

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COMING SOON/APRIL 7 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH The Northglenn Police Department

will lead a meeting for Neighborhood Watch block captains at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The agenda will include the Police Resource Guide, dumpsters for active Neighborhood Watch groups and National Night Out on Aug. 5. Contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@ northglenn.org for information.

COMING SOON/APRIL 7-8 AUDITIONS THE Creative Revolution Theatre Company plans auditions for the Commedia Dell’Arte show, “The Love of Three Oranges” from 5-9 p.m. Monday, April 7, with callbacks on Tuesday, April 8, at Unique Theatre, North Valley Tech Center, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, Thornton. Auditions are for all roles, which are available for adults and teenagers. Rehearsals are April 26 to June 12. Performances are June 13-15 and June 20-22. Email creativerevolutiontheatre@gmail.com to schedule an audition appointment or for questions. COMING SOON/APRIL 8 COMMUNITY WORKSHOP Learn strategies for establishing

MAGIC TREE House Prairie Playhouse presents “Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark,” an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s fantasy adventure books. The show is performed by the playhouse’s upcoming youth pupils as part of their spring training. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, and 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Armory at Brighton Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. Go to https://www.prairieplayhouse. com/productions/treehouse to purchase tickets. COMING SOON/APRIL 11-13 MUSICAL PROGRAM The Northland Chorale proudly

presents “Rockin’ Through the 50s & 60s,” musical direction by Mark Stamper. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. For information and tickets, visit www.northlandchorale.org or call 720-515-4NLC (4652).

COMING SOON/APRIL 12 ELECTRONICS RECYCLING Trust Hall Insurance Services, in

partnership with SustainAbility Recycling, plans an electronic recycling events 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Sonsio parking lot, 5630 Ward Road, Arvada. Call 720-291-0826.

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college savings goals and the benefits of establishing a 529 college savings plan at a free community workshop on Paying for College, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Register in advance for this workshop by contacting Jeanette Sánchez at jsanchez@ northglenn.org or 303-450-8935.

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.

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COMPUTER CLASSES Learn basic to advanced use of the com-

FAMILY SECRETS The next Lifetree Café discussion will focus

on navigating family secrets. The program, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, features a filmed story of a woman who discovered a missing family member. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is at 1800 E. 105th Place, Northglenn. Contact Andy Pryor at 303-452-3787 or andyp@northglenn.cc. Go to Lifetreecafe.com.

COMING SOON/APRIL 8 ESTATE PLANNING Pet trusts, outright bequests to caregivers and guardianship provisions will be discussed at Estate Planning for Pet Owners, a free seminar 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Dumb Friends Leauge, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver. RSVP by April 3 by calling 720-241-7150 or emailing mgrimme@ ddfl.org. Box lunches will be provided. COMING SOON/APRIL 9 LADIES LUNCHEON The North Suburban Christian Women’s Connection luncheon on Wednesday, April 9, will feature a panel of three women who survived three accidents that resulted in serious injuries. They will share their journeys to restoration. Luncheon is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows, 13600 Xavier Lane. For reservations, call Andrea at 303-485-5888 or email dennorthsuburban@aol.com. Include names of your

puter in a small class setting at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. One-on-one personal training is also available.  Call 303-425-9583 for times and fees. 

GET ACTIVE Get and stay in shape. Choose from more than 30 fitness and dance classes at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., including seated or standing classes in yoga, tai chi, and Zumba, as well as stretching, weight room, and much more.  Call the center at 303-425-9583 or pick up your activities guide for details.  Many classes are free or discounted for SilverSneakers. RECURRING/THROUGH MARCH 31 SCHOLARSHIP TIME The Financial Steward Associates LLC Scholarship Program is accepting applications through March 31. The scholarship is available to any graduating high school student who plans to attend any post-secondary educational institution. The scholarship will be limited to the first-year cost of tuition not to exceed $500. To apply, students must complete the application, write a 500-word essay relating to financial responsibility and provide a current academic record, list of community service work, extracurricular activities and/or work experience. To receive an application or more information, please contact Heather Sebastian at 303-444-5440 or heather. sebastian@lpl.com.

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RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 15 RUNNING SCHOLARSHIP The Arvada Running Club is offering $1,800 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or more senior high school girls who graduate in May 2014. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school, and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the fourth consecutive year the club has offered scholarships. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. The deadline to apply is April 15. Contact arvadarunningclub@gmail. com, or Trisha Krapes at ltkrapes@msn.com.

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LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 25-28; MAY 1-3 BRITISH FARCE “Run For Your Wife,” by Ray Cooney, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, May 2, and Saturday, April 26, May 3, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27; and at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28 and Thursday, May 1, at Unique Theatre, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, Thornton. Show is PG-13. Visit crtc.ticketleap.com to purchase tickets. 

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QUILT DONATIONS The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is

HOME SHOW The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club will have its 38th annual Pine Forest Antiques, Home Décor & Garden Show and Sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. Proceeds benefit qualified nonprofit and public service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes Area. Go to www.TLWC.net for details.

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 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 303-277-0377.

RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 14 VENDORS NEEDED Northglenn Elks is seeking vendors for its

second annual Renaissance Festival. For information on booth rentals, contact the Elks club at 10969 Irma Drive, Northglenn, or call Frank Brown at 303-472-904 or FBrown2438@comcast.net. Admission to the festival is free, and it is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the Elks Lodge.

RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE NONPROFIT VENDORS Applications for nonprofit participants are being accepted for the 43th annual CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair. Nonprofit groups seeking to exhibit their services and recruit volunteers will pay a fraction of the booth fee that other vendors pay to participate in the festival. Applications are available at www.peoplesfair.com. Contact the CHUN office at 303-830-1651. The People’s Fair is June 7-8.

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 16 SPRING CARNIVAL Arvada High School plans a free spring carnival 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the gym. Carnival games including pin the tail on the bunny, bean bag toss, doughnut eating contest, hula hoop contest, an obstacle course, popshop, frog in lily pad, face painting, and more are planned. If you have any questions, call Arvada Highs School at 303-982-3422. LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 17 GIRLFRIENDS NIGHT Echter’s Garden Center presents Girl-

friends Night Out, a benefit for Ralston House, a child advocacy center in Jefferson, Adams and Broomfield counties that helps young people and their families start healing after the trauma of abuse. Half the cost of tickets will benefit Ralston. The event is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Call 303-424-7979 to purchase tickets.

LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 18-20 MINERAL SHOW The Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show is April 18-20 at the Ramada Plaza Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St., Denver. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking; suitable for

LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 27 ART AUCTION The closing bid party for Horses and Happiness: Honoring Claire Davis, an art auction benefit, is Sunday, April 27, at Wildcat Coffee, 11651 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Jennifer Moorehead and other local artist are participating. A virtual version of the show will run simultaneously on So All May Create’s www. buy-local-art.co. Proceeds from the artwork will benefit the Clair Davis fund, which broadly supports Arapahoe High School and the surrounding community with support for mental health care, anti-bullying programs, and other community needs. LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 5-11 TENNIS TOURNAMENT The 34th Annual Glen Hines Senior Memorial Tournament is May 5-11 at the Arvada Tennis Center, 6430 Miller St., Arvada. Register online at usta.com for tournament ID #257211914, visit apexprd.org for an entry form, or mail/deliver entries to the Arvada Tennis Center. The registration deadline is April 28. Visit apexprd.org or call 303-420-1210 for more information. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 6-8 ROCKY FLATS The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents “Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid” from June 6-8. Programming details can be found at www. arvadacenter.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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Needed for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. $1000-$3500 per month tax free depending on client’s care needs, 24 hour support & training provided. Must have spare bedroom, pass criminal background & reference checks. To apply visit www.HostHomeApply.com or call 303-340-0322.

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14802 W. 44th Avenue Golden, CO 80403 Law firm and title company needs F/T clerical or paralegals. Multiple positions available. Foreclosure, title, closing, mortgage experience helpful, not required. Clerical and data entry needed. Must be ACCURATE hard-workers for hivolume, fast-paced office located at I-25 and Lincoln. Email letter, resume & salary requirements to: staceyrembisz@janewaylaw.com with “Position Available-your name” in subject line.

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THERAPISTS – OT, PT, SPEECH, Mostly Pediatrics, Full or Part time, benefits for ft, competitive salaries, home visits, ONGOING TRAINING. We’ve served all areas of Metro Denver + S and N counties where you live for 23 yrs; you pick your caseload/neighborhood. Public School therapists welcome. Send resume TODAY to patricialuebben@allianceoftherapy Please Recycle this Publication .com when Finished TREE CARE Workers: trimming & spraying. CO DL req. $10-12/hr. 303-431-5885

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GRIEF RECOVERY A 12-week Grief Share program meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. LA LECHE LEAGUE of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St. LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to www.unhooked.com. OPEN MIC Living Water Unity Spiritual Community presents open mic night – celebrate your teen self 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email bellbottoms809@gmail.com. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton. PALETTEERS ART Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Northglenn United Methodist Church, 1605 W. 106th Ave. Meetings are open to artists and art lovers who are age 18 or older. Meet other artists and learn from monthly art demonstrations. Call Pat at 303-451-0017. STUDY GROUP Chabad of NW Metro Denver Jewish Center

hosts a thought-provoking discussion on the weekly Torah portion. Drawing from the wisdom of the Talmud, Kabbalah and Chassidic Mystical Masters, the study group focuses on the relevance of the bible stories and Torah’s teaching to our modern lives. The class is from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Chabad, 4505 W. 112 Ave., Westminster. Refreshments served. For costs and the topic of the weekly discussion, visit www.COJewish. com/torahstudy or call 303-429-5177. The class is led by Rabbi Benjy Brackman spiritual leader of Chabad of NW Metro Denver.

TUESDAYS ADAMS COUNTY Genealogical Society Newcomers and experienced genealogists are welcome. We meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Hunter Douglas, 1 Hunter Douglas Circle, Thornton (on the southeast corner of 128th and Washington).  A different guest speaker is featured each month. For additional information, www.adamscountygenealogysociety.com. LET GO and Let God AFG Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit www.al-anon-co.org. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Tuesday group meets at

11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Lone Star Steakhouse, 237 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. For more information, call Alan at 720-233-5873.

MAMA TALK, a support group for moms before and after baby, meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the TriCounty Health Department, 10190 Bannock St., Suite 100, Northglenn. Call Margaret at 303-255-6214. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 3585 W. 76th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to www.nacolorado.org. NEW SWING Swing dancing comes to Thornton 8:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays at Taps and Toes Dance Studio, 12720 N. Colorado Blvd. Beginners are welcome; World Champion Lindy Hop dancers Mark Godwin and Shauna Marble, along with other dancers will provide instruction. Cost is $5. For more information, go online to www.markandshaunaswing.com/ weekly_dances/. NORTHGLENN AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org. NORTHGLENN-THORNTON ROTARY Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Red Lobster, 1350 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn. For more information, email NorthglennThorntonRotary@ hotmail.com. NORTH JEFFCO Republican Women’s Club seeks to educate

and activate the community. The group meets every second Tuesday of the month at the 911 Driving School, 9100 100th Ave., Suite B-4, Westminster. Check-in is 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but RSVP is requested. sjbradley64@gmail.com.

NORTHWEST AREA Newcomers and Social Club, serving the women of north Jeffco and northwest Denver metro, meets every meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. For information, place and reservations, call Susan Dittman at 303-673-9266 or Patti Bloomquist at 303-940-7478. NORTH METRO Newcomer and Social Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch and a program. We

ROCKY MOUNTAIN Team Survivor, a health, education and fitness program for women of all abilities who have experienced cancer or are in treatment, offers weekly free, fun, supportive activities: 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Boulder Creek Walk (meet at Boulder Public Library main entrance): 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, yoga at Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave.; 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, fitness training, at Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 311 Mapleton Ave. (entrance on Maxwell Avenue.). Learn more at rockymtn-teamsurvivor.org. TAE KWON DO Learn self-defense, get a workout and

increase self-confidence. Two classes available on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the city of Westminster recreation division: peewees (ages 5-8), from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and ages 9 and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Classes at the MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave. Call 303-426-4310. Visit www.hupstaekwondo.com and www. ttatkd.com.

FOOD PANTRY Agape Life Church distributes Jefferson County commodity foods from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, at the church, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. The church provides this service to all Jefferson County residents. If you have questions, call 303-431-6481. FRONT RANGE TOASTMASTERS Club meets from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Thornton Civic Center, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton. Develop your prepared and impromptu speaking skills. Guests are encouraged to drop in and participate at their comfort level. For information, contact www.d26toastmasters.org/frontrange/about_us.htm. GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thurs-

LET’S FIND Serenity Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Park Center Office Building Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Thursday group meets at 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Egg and I, 885 Thornton Parkway in Thornton. For more information, call Jim Johnson at 303-5223608. ONE BUSINESS Connection meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Barker’s St., 2831 W. 120th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-4241207 or go online to www.wbncolorado.com. PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY Support Group The Denver Branch meets from 3:30-5 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd., Denver; parking and entrance in the back.  For information about the Denver Branch meetings, call Dorothy Miller at 303-814-2112 or email dorthy_miller@hotmail.com.

TALKING IDEAS Toastmasters Club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at 10155 Westmoor Drive, Suite 225, in Westminster. For more information, call Mary Taylor at 303-327-1616. TOPS CO 538, a weight-loss support group, meets Tuesdays at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 76th and Bradburn. Weigh-in is from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting. For information, call 303-429-5923. WESTMINSTER OPTIMIST Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Egg & I, 799 Highway 287, Broomfield. For more information, call John Swanborg at 303-466-5631 or email him at jswanborg@comcast.net.

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WEDNESDAYS NORTHGLENN MOOSE Lodge 2166 hosts men’s meeting nights at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 11449 York St., Northglenn. Call 303-457-3391. WOMEN OF THE MOOSE Chapter 644 meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and second Wednesday of each month at 11449 York Street, Northglenn. Call 303-457-3391. A-NAMI (NATIONAL Alliance on Mental Illness-Adams

County) meets from 7-9 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at the Community Reach Center, 8931 Huron St., Thornton. Each A-NAMI meeting provides participants time for sharing challenges and triumphs, and frequently feature presentations by mental-health professionals and educational discussion. Anyone dealing with a mental illness, including family and friends, may benefit from A-NAMI support. For more information, contact (303) 853-3770; s.bain60@gmail. com.

ARVADA BIZ Connection (http://www.meetup.com/ArvadaBusiness-Connection/) is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. http://danpeakfoundation.webs.com/. For information, call Micki Carwin at 303-997-9098. FLATIRONS VIEW Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at The Depot at Five Parks, 13810 W. 85th Ave. in Arvada. Polish your speaking and presentation skills in a fun, instructional, nurturing environment. For more information visit http://9407.toastmastersclubs.org/. MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments. ROCKY MOUNTAIN Submarine Veterans meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at American Legion WilmoreRichter Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. Active duty, reserve, retired, veterans, interested public and their ladies are cordially invited. For more information, go online to www. rockymountainsubvets.com. TOASTMASTERS-WESTMINSTER COMMUNICATORS

meets 12:15-1:15 p.m. every Wednesday at DeVry University, 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Room 134. Toastmasters has helped thousands of people over the years and we can help you. Admission is free. Enter the southeast door to the first room, 134. Call Ray Hamilton at 303-284-4223.

WESTMINSTER ROTARY 7:10 Club meets 7:10-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Ranch Country Club, 11667 Tejon St., Westminster. For more information, call Angela Habben at 720-947-8080. THURSDAYS ADAMS COUNTY Triad meets 1-2 p.m. the third Thursdays of the month at 3295 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. The Triad is formed of law enforcement officers, senior citizens, fire personnel and senior organizations. Triad volunteers develop and implement crime-prevention and education programs for older adults. Activities address crime from both a previctimization (preventive) standpoint and a post-victimization (victim/witness assistance) standpoint. All senior citizens or people who care about senior citizens of Adams County are

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AN EDGAR CAYCE study group meets at 1:30 p.m. Mondays near 80th and Sheridan. Call Bernita at 303-261-7175. The meeting is free.

Tuesdays at Westminster United Methodist Church, 3585 W. 76th Ave. Contact Laura at 303-428-9293.

COMMUNITY COFFEE Join Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk about issues that are important to you. Community Coffee will be from 7-8 a.m. at La Dolce Vita, Ice Cream Room, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster.

days at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 1481 Russell Way. For more information, go online to www.mountainviewlutheran. com.

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Revenue forecast looking good But pot-related TABOR issues complicate revenues before budget is unveiled By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Colorado’s economy grew stronger in 2013 and that momentum is expected to continue through the coming years, factors that will contribute to a state general fund budget for next year that will exceed original forecasts. But not all news from state economists that came out of the March 18 Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee briefing was rosy. While much of the state is doing better postrecession, other areas continue to struggle. And lawmakers lamented the continuing budget challenges that come as a result of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights — including a TABOR problem involving marijuana revenue that the Legislature may end up having to deal with soon. The JBC was briefed on Colorado’s economic outlook by the state’s budget director and staff from the Colorado Legislative Council. Their reports are an essential component for the committee to consider when it craft the state’s spending plan — a budget that is expected to be about $20.5 billion. While the economists’ revenue forecasts differed slightly, they all agreed that Colorado’s economy is on healthy footing. “Over the past year, household wealth has grown because of increases in home prices and recent gains in the stock market,” Louis Pino of the Legislative Council said. “As a result, consumer spending has improved, especially on big-ticket items like furniture and vehicles. U.S. corporations continue to post strong profits, the equity market posted its best gains in years, infla-

tion remains benign and the global economy, especially in the Eurozone, appears to have turned a corner for the better.” The budget forecast for the 2014-2015 fiscal year will be $61 million higher than what was originally predicted. And, after money is set aside for an increased state reserves fund, about $75 million will be leftover for bills that are curReport rently waiting to be appropriated — an “up-forgrabs” amount that is certain to lead to battles among lawmakers in the coming weeks. Priorities for that money include helping flood and wildfire victims and more funding for K-12 and higher education. After that, there is a guessing game as to which of the many bills that have yet to be appropriated become funded. “There are a lot of competing priorities within the budget, so as we’ve said from the start we have to be prudent in how we allocate the resources of the state,” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, said the day after the forecast was released. “We are not going to be able to pass every idea and bill through the Legislature.” The state’s general fund budget for the next fiscal year is expected to be $9.2 billion, higher than the current fiscal year’s revenue projection of $8.8 billion. Driving the healthy economic forecast is a 27-week streak of consecutive job growth and a state unemployment rate that is currently 6.1 percent. While the unemployment rate has dropped, “the state’s labor market added jobs at the fastest rate in seven years,” according to the Legislative Council. Meanwhile, wages and salaries grew 4.7 percent last year and personal income is

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expected to improve during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, economists said. The current fiscal year will also yield a general fund surplus of $257 million, most of which — about $170 million — will be transferred to the State Education Fund. Funding for education will increase through the annual School Finance Act and accompanying bills aimed at pumping more money into K-12 and higher education. Those dollar amounts are still being negotiated. While the Denver Metro area and much of the Front Range is experiencing economic growth in many areas, other parts of the state aren’t faring as well. For Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and the Western Slope, including Grand Junction, growth has been “sluggish,” according to Louis Pino of the Legislative Council. Problems with TABOR and marijuana tax revenues As for marijuana tax revenue that is coming in as a result of Proposition AA, $54.7 million will be pumped into the 2014-2015 fiscal year. But while that revenue amount is less than what was originally projected by Prop AA proponents, the state may end up having to cut checks to Colorado taxpayers for that money. A TABOR technicality may require the state to issue pot revenue refunds — even though voters intended for money that is collected from marijuana tax money to go toward school construction and the cost of pot industry regulations. TABOR is generally thought of as being a statute that requires that all tax hikes be approved by the voters. But the technical clause also includes an area that requires the state to issue tax refunds when state spending exceeds expectations that are included in voter information material that is sent out each election, otherwise called the

“Blue Book.” That seems to be the case this year, and lawmakers are trying to figure out how to deal with it. “This is confounding,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver. “TABOR told us to let the voters decide. The voters have decided and their wishes may be frustrated by something hidden in the TABOR amendment.” Lawmakers could issue refunds for the marijuana tax money or they may end up having to go back to the voters to ask if they can keep it — something for which the voters already gave permission. Ferrandino said that it is likely that the Legislature will deal with this issue before the session is out. The concern over marijuana revenues isn’t the only TABOR-related monkey wrench that lawmakers have had to deal with this session. They ran into problems with flood recovery money because counties wouldn’t be able to take state reimbursements, out of concern that the money would cause them to hit their TABOR spending limits. The state will instead fund the money through different means. Those issues caused JBC members to rail against TABOR. Rep. Crisanta Duran, DDenver, the committee chairwoman, said that TABOR has caused the state “major problems” that has tied budgets into “fiscal knots.” And one Republican said the recent TABOR issues have caused her to change her perspective on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. “I have to tell you, quite honestly, the more I learn about TABOR, particularly what it did to the floods and our counties, the less and less I like it and the more insidious I believe it’s been to state government,” Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, said.

Pot regulations tightened Hickenlooper signs bills, one that aims to keep pot away from kids By Vic Vela

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Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two bills into law on March 17 that tighten regulations of marijuana sales and aim to make it more difficult for the drug to be consumed by children. House Bill 1122 will require that medical marijuana that is sold in edible form — such as pot brownies or cookies — are wrapped in Report opaque packaging that does not create an “attractive nuisance” for kids. The law seeks to prevent incidents where children accidentally eat pot-laced edibles, which can sometimes result in emergency room trips. “Child-resistant packaging is required for things like Tylenol because it works,” Hickenlooper said during a Capitol press conference. “You should have no different standard for marijuana.” Regulations that the Legislature put into place last year as a result of the 2012 passage of Amendment 64 — which legalized recreational pot use in Colorado — already includes strict packaging requirements for retail sales. This law sets that same standard for medical marijuana sales.

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Hickenlooper was joined by Dr. Sam Wang, a pediatric emergency room physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Wang said there has been an increase in the number of children who are hospitalized due to accidental ingestion of marijuana. “Symptoms vary quite a bit, anywhere from mild symptoms, a little bit of sleepiness, but we’ve had some severe cases where children have actually had an inability to breathe adequately, requiring tubes.” The bill also gives retail marijuana store owners the ability to confiscate a fake ID from a person under 21 who attempts to buy the drug. Additionally, the bill increases penalties for those who are caught selling marijuana to minors. “Everybody came together on this and our kids will be better, safer and kept away from marijuana as a result,” Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, a bill sponsor said. Hickenlooper also signed Kagan’s House Bill 1229 into law, which will allow local jurisdictions to submit fingerprints of those applying for a retail marijuana license to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Hickenlooper said the law will weed out “bad actors” with criminal records, who try to gain access into the retail pot industry. Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, a Senate sponsor of House Bill 1122, said that legislators will continue to examine laws that regulate the newly created marijuana industry, as more becomes known about the industry. “This is probably not the last time you will hear from us because we will probably find these clean-up bills as we go through the years, after marijuana… has become a norm in Colorado,” Newell said.

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Education-funding efforts advance One bill would boost per-pupil money By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Colorado’s long-underfunded public school system would receive an additional $300 million in funding and increased per-pupil dollars, under a pair of school finance bills that cleared a House committee on March 19. However, the battle over how those dollars are to be managed — and whether the funding will be enough to appease vocal superintendents — is just getting started, as the education budget process began to play out at the Capitol last week. This year’s K-12 school funding efforts seek to provide a badly needed infusion

of resources to school districts across the state, through a bipartisan education funding bill and the annual School Finance Act. “This is our very best attempt at making sure we start making progress from some very difficult financial years,” Rep. John Buckner, D-Aurora, told the House Education committee. The School Finance Act would increase per-pupil funding by 2.8 percent, which would allow that funding to keep up with inflation. The bill also provides $17 million for preschool and full-day kindergarten. Immediately before the bill received committee approval, the same committee gave the go-ahead for a separate, bipartisan school funding measure. The Student Success Act would provide millions of dollars for school programs and would replace some of the education funding that had been a casualty of budget cuts in recent years.

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what the Legislature expects to provide. School district leaders have also voiced displeasure over an area in the Student Success Act that seeks to change how pupils are counted for the purposes of a school’s official enrollment — something that districts say is a waste of time and money. And there have been arguments over school districts’ lack of autonomy over how the money will be spent. The funding will have stings attached, which doesn’t please opponents who say that the Legislature shouldn’t dictate how districts use that money. “I’d like to restore the negative factor to the best of our ability with no strings attached,” said Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, the only member of the House Education Committee to vote against the Student Success Act. “I think that has been a clear message from our school districts.” Hamner acknowledged those concerns, but said that it’s important to realize that the state can’t get in over its head. “We just have to balance all these needs with what the state budget can really commit to over a period of years,” she said. The bills now head to the House Appropriations Committee, prior to receiving full votes in the House.

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The bill — which received House sponsorship from Reps. Millie Hamner, DDillon, and Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock — would give schools $200 million in additional funding. That sum includes $20 million for reading programs and about $30 million for programs designed for English language learners. “They are some of our most vulnerable and neediest populations of students,” Hamner said. The money would also buy down the so-called education funding “negative factor” — recession era education funding cuts that total about $1 billion. The bill would provide $100 million for the purpose of backfilling some of those cuts. The bills are a way for the Legislature to provide more money for schools on the heels of last year’s failed school finance tax measure, which voters soundly rejected in November. An increase in education funding is a top priority for lawmakers and Gov. John Hickenlooper, given the state’s upbeat economic forecast, which was recently presented to the Joint Budget Committee. But this year’s K-12 funding efforts are not going to please everyone. School superintendents and other education advocates are asking for more money for the negative factor buydown than

Legislation that would have banned the sale of cigarettes to persons under 21 died in a House committee on March 19. The bill received support from those who believe that smoking is a society ill and who want to see more done to keep cigarettes away from youths. But the effort fell one vote short of passing the House Finance Committee, on the heels of testimony from witnesses and comments from lawmakers who felt the legislation went too far in dictating decisions that adults usually make for themselves. “I come down on the side of treating 18 to 20 year olds as adults,” said Rep. Daniel Kagan of Cherry Hills, the only Democrat to vote against the bill. Right now, it’s legal for persons who are at 18 to purchase cigarettes. The bill would have raised that age to 21 — although it would have provided a grandfather clause for persons who are 18 when the law would have gone into effect. In defending the effort, Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, a bill sponsor, cited testimony from anti-smoking advocates, who said that smoking-related illnesses costs governments millions of dollars in health spending each year. “The harm is not to just those who smoke, the harm is to all of us,” McCann said. McCann also said that “the military is taking a pretty aggressive view of smoking,” telling committee members that

armed forces branches have introduced anti-smoking programs aimed at curbing soliders’ smoking habits. But Brian Soule, a combat veteran from Colorado Springs, told the committee that he found the bill “insulting.” Soule cited the names of soldiers who became war heroes before the age of 21 and asked why lawmakers would question their ability to make decisions for themselves. “To say that these people cannot make good decisions about what’s good for them is pretty insulting to a lot of great Americans,” Soule said. Others who testified in opposition to the bill said that businesses, particularly convenience stores, would be hurt by the legislation. State revenue would also be affected. The bill’s fiscal note indicates that the state would have lost about $925,000 in tobacco tax revenue for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, but the revenue losses for the following fiscal year would have been about $3.7 million. But money isn’t the only thing, argued bill supporters. “There would be a short-term fiscal hit, but in the long term, it will help us,” said Rep. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette. Kagan joined all six Republicans on the House Finance Committee to vote against the bill, many of whom made similar arguments against the legislation. “We’re creating a large case to where most 19 and 20 year olds don’t feel like they’re actual adults for a myriad of reasons,” Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson said.

Book paves the way for scholarships By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Seven years ago, 25 students from North Star Elementary School in Thornton had the opportunity to have their dreams published in a book called “Dreams: Listen to our Stories.” Now that book is helping to provide a future in higher education for 11 of those students still in the district graduating this spring. The book was published in 2007 after a teacher named Monica Haynes made it her goal to make education a priority to those 25 students. To reach that goal, Regie Routman was hired by North Star to provide professional development and aid to students. Routman had the students write down their dreams, which would eventu-

ally be complied into the book. The book was shared and sold across the nation earning money that would eventually be put into a scholarship fund for the North Star students. Community members and Adams 12 district employees, including superintendent Chris Gdowski, also donated to the scholarship fund to eventually raise enough money to provide a $2,500 to each of the 11 former North Star students. The scholarships were presented to Ana Cardenas, Yesica Chaparro, Cristal Cordova, Brian Godinez, Amiee Luna, Xiomara Montelongo, German Munoz, Nancy Oropeza, Lourdes Ramos, Joshua Salcido and Joshua Salcido during the March 19 school board meeting in front of a packed audience of supportive family members, friends and mentors.


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May be time to get your goose Historically March has been sportsmen’s annual transition month between hunting and fishing seasons. March and April has been a time to set back and reflect on the last six months of hunting and eagerly look ahead to angling the lakes and rivers. As more opportunities emerge that transition is almost transparent. The fishing season has yet to take flight, yet many of us are cleaning and casing the shotguns and searching for the trolling, casting and fly gear in storage. Let’s think again. Consider the snow goose spring migration is bringing massive flights into Eastern Colorado drawing water fowlers to take a hard look at the Snow Goose Conservation Season currently under way. In addition the spring turkey season is less than a month away. In the midst of this transition we are reminded of fall hunting seasons, due dates for big game license applications and Division of Parks and Wildlife hosted hunting seminars. Let’s take a closer look at what is available at this point in time. The light Goose (snow and blue) conservation season runs Feb. 17 to April 30.

The spring turkey season opens April 12 and ends May 25. Big game hunting applications are due April 1. This all presents a full agenda for sportsmen and might suggest we delay taking fishing gear out of storage. Check out the Division Parks and Wildlife (CPW) website (http://cpw.state. co.us) to seek out your specific information for seasons, licenses and educational programs. If you have never pursued snow geese, it may be time. Consider guides for reasons outlined below. A few suggestions would include Chris Schiller who guides in the Jumbo Reservoir area near Crook, Colorado (303-947-7424) or Stillwater Outfitters (303-659-8665), based In

Brighton. If you are a local sportsman that frequently hunts eastern Nebraska check with HuntTheNorth outfitters at 866-936HUNT. A snow goose hunt is a challenge as well as a uniquely exciting adventure. And given the growing population, a hunt is strongly encouraged by US Fish & Wildlife Service and CPW. Snow goose numbers have reached the level where the huge numbers are damaging their natural nesting grounds in northern Canada and Alaska and the snows are expanding their summer range into other waterfowl and bird species summer habitat. The service estimates the snow goose population to be in access of 5 million birds, with an increase of more than 300-percent since the mid-1970s and that number is increasing more than 5-percent annually. Snow goose hunting requires large numbers of decoys; allows use of electronically amplified mechanical electronic calls; eliminates the normal 3-shell plug in shotguns; no federal migratory stamp, but hunter must have a Colorado waterfowl stamp and there is no daily bag or possession limit. Given the suggested unique gear and large

decoy spreads, guides and outfitters are normally engaged when snow goose hunting. Canada goose hunting is often times a cold, shivering experience, while the snow goose season falls in the spring; a comfort factor for those who do not like colder temperatures. For the Colorado outdoor enthusiast who may not hunt or fish and prefers to hike, bike or ride, take a look at the CPW Division trail maps that provide current and safe travels in all of the state parks. There are 466 trails in the 42 state parks. The new maps include information about trail length, width, surface type, slope and degree of difficulty, all helpful to the novice as well as the seasoned hiker and biker. Go online www.parks.State.co.us to find the map systems, which can be downloaded as a PDF to print or mobile phone app. Colorado’s outdoors offers a variety of opportunities, take a look and make the most of the winter-spring transition. Outdoors writer Ron Hellbusch can be reached at Ron-Hellbusch@comcast.net.

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The Legacy High School Lightening band performs during an assembly on March 21. During the assembly, the band received its official invitation to the 2015 Rose Parade from Pasadena Tournament of Roses president Richard Chinen. Students will perform in the California parade on Jan. 31. The band was chosen after an extensive application process including interviews, past news coverage, and video clips of past marching shows. The marching band has 35 juniors who participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as freshmen, and who will now perform in the Rose Parade as seniors. Photo by Ashley Reimers

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How to defeat defensiveness Dear Neil: For years I have struggled with being defensive. For a long time, I didn’t actually understand that I was acting defensively. But my defensiveness turns out to be at the root of my problems with my boyfriend. It seems that most of this behavior stems from my wanting to be perfect. I have a fear of being judged. I had a lot of negativity growing up, and I think that might be at the core of my defensive tendencies, but I know I have the power to change unhealthy habits. But I don’t know how. Can you offer me some guidance? -Defensive in California Dear Defensive: You are remarkably insightful about what most frequently causes defensiveness. In childhood, when you were judged to not be perfect, when you were criticized or admonished for not being good enough or not measuring up, you may have felt inadequate and unlovable. You may even have felt that you weren’t wanted or that you were going to be shipped off — or given away. So now, when your boyfriend points something out to you that offends, upsets or disappointments him, you may be going to that childhood message that you really aren’t good enough, that you are unlovable

and broken — and therefore your boyfriend is going to leave you. So of course you are going to want to defend yourself, in essence telling your boyfriend that he doesn’t have to make a big deal out of a minor oversight or an unintended mistake, that you meant no harm, and you don’t want him to leave you over it. But the real issue getting triggered is that you fear being rejected, dumped, abandoned and thrown away because your boyfriend is criticizing you, or judging you, or admonishing you — just like you felt as a child. Let’s imagine for a moment that the next time your boyfriend finds you not to be perfect, that you share with him these fears, and ask him for reassurance that he’s not going to leave you over this. Unless his grievance is very large, he may be able to say to you that his issue is an irritant, not a deal-breaker. Being thus reassured that you’re

not going to be dumped over it, perhaps you can allow your boyfriend to speak openly about what is bugging him. The best way to do that is to paraphrase back to him what you hear him saying — without inserting your explanation or defense at all. After he has had an opportunity to say it all, ask him to make two requests of you that you could reasonably do in the foreseeable future that would reduce his irritation or defeat his issue entirely. He may struggle with an answer — he may not know what will fix the problem. But if you are patient with him, he will hopefully find two requests for you to try out. If you can say yes to his two requests — and actually follow up and do what he asks — do so. You will have let him get it out and you will be working to defeat his grievance — and you will have done so without resorting to getting defensive at all. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in it’s 22nd year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at (303)758-8777, or email him through his website: www.heartrelationships.com. He is not able to respond individually to queries.


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Tracy McGinnis softly looks at her son, Brendan, who suffers from Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a rare birth defect. Photo by Crystal Anderson

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Mobility vehicle contest gives one family opportunity for hope By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ coloradocommunitymedia.com To open the world of opportunity to her sons, Brendan, 9 and Declan, 5, Tracy McGinnis entered the Local Heroes contest, hoping to win a handicap accessible van. McGinnis, whose son, Brendan, has severe cerebral palsy, and is in a wheelchair, owns an older minivan that is not handicap accessible. To go on outings, which is infrequent for the family, McGinnis carries her 80-pound, nearly five-foot tall son to his special needs car seat, and places his wheelchair in the back of her van. But after developing Rheumatoid Arthritis in her hands and a degenerative disk disease in her lower back, not having a wheelchair-accessible

van has made day-to-day mobility increasingly difficult. “The van I have is not only old, with lights on the dash going off, but the windshield has cracks and I can’t afford to get it fixed,” McGinnis said. “We have to continue to be homebound, and that’s just not fair to them (her sons).” The Local Heroes contest, which is sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), is a national voting contest held through May 9, for individuals who need a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Following the voting, a committee will look at the top 10 percent of vote recipients and give away three, brand-new, wheelchair accessible vehicles valued at $50,000. “A wheelchair van enables him (Brendan) to ride in his wheelchair, and that would be such a godsend,” McGinnis said. “The world would be open back up for both of the boys and I wouldn’t hesitate to say ‘Hey, let’s go here or there, or let’s just go for a drive.’” Last year, McGinnis began fundraising for a used, 2011 wheelchair accessible Dodge van, but after losing

her home to toxic mold and asbestos contamination, the funds were depleted, making this contest one of the only options left to the family. Since that time, Brendan’s health has weakened and he’s gotten a new, custom wheelchair which is heavier and more difficult for McGinnis to move in and out of her van. “I hate asking for help,” McGinnis said, “Sometimes you just have to set your pride aside and ask for it; it would be great to see all of Arvada behind him.” Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus affecting individuals of all ages. When contracted through pregnancy, the virus can cause serious defects in the fetus. For Brendan, the virus was contracted through the brain development stage of McGinnis’s pregnancy, resulting in static brain damage, cerebral palsy and lung disease. Brendan also is deaf in one ear, is nonverbal, and has uncontrollable seizures. Individuals can vote for Brendan daily through May 9 via www.bit.ly/ vote4brendan. The winners will be announced in May.

Lyrically yours Arvada man uses musical gifts to send positive message By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Music, the most powerful non-prescription anti-depressant available today, means something to people. And for Gospel rap artist, Corey Clark, it is inspiring, and encourages hope. ”People inspire me,” Clark said. ”I make my music for the people; I want to inspire them, encourage them, give them hope that will lift them up when they’re down.” Clark, now a national recording artist with Calvary Hill Music and Tate Music Group, knew he had an affinity for rap and hip-hop music at an early age, and began rapping at the age of 12. After falling in love with the beats and sounds of the genre, and practicing for years, Clark decided not to pursue a career in the industry — until he made a life-changing decision. “When I gave my life to the Lord, I wanted to do something positive for the community,” Clark said. “I want-

IF YOU GO WHO: Corey Clark, Gospel rap artist WHAT: Hip Hop Service CD release party and concert WHERE: Service at Tha Myx International, 2330 W. Mulberry Place, Denver Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1390 Brentwood St., Lakewood WHEN: Hip Hop Service (Re-Myx) - March 29 CD release party - April 26 TIME: Service - 7 p.m. Party - 6 p.m. COST: Free ed to be able to make a difference in the community and one of the ways I decided to do that was to make good clean music.” Since making that decision in 1991, Clark has developed his faith and a career in gospel rap, where he utilizes his life experiences to create music that can inspire and change lives. “The music really helps us in that through the medium of hip-hop, it allows us to reach and tap into a community that isn’t normally reached,” said Age Sandoval, Corey’s mentor and senior pastor at Tha Myx International.

Over the past 20 years, Clark has made three studio albums, is in the process of making his fourth and is working on developing an international tour. When he’s not in the studio, Clark says he likes to be with his family, and work with different community organizations, such as Tha Myx, where he will teach a hip hop service once a month; leadership training; mentoring; and working with adjudicated and at-risk youth. “It (working with community organizations) goes hand in hand, music is just a tool that we use with these things,” Clark said. “The thing that’s most important to me is reaching and changing peoples’ lives.” Clark’s music is derived from inspiration gathered from his own life, the bible, his faith and those around him. His music has clean lyrics and doesn’t talk about drugs, sex or violence. For Clark, making music is ultimately about serving and helping others and living out his faith through the poetry, beats and sounds of rap and hip hop music. “I wanted to do something different; I didn’t want to be like everybody else.” Clark said. “I wanted to share my experiences with people, and through my music, change peoples lives.”

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Northglenn tennis sneaks by Hinkley Norse go into break with even record By Kate Ferraro

kferraro@ coloradocommunitymedia.com The Northglenn girl’s tennis team captured its third win of the season after defeating Hinkley, March 20 at Northglenn High School. The Norse defeated the Thunderbirds 4-3 and head into spring break with an even record at 3-3 (3-2 in league). No. 1 singles junior Mythili Isola beat Hinkley’s Brooke Martinez 6-0, 6-1. Isola is 5-1 on the season with her only loss coming against Horizon. “She’s been playing for a long time,” head coach Diane Wolverton said of Isola, who’s been on the team for three years. “With her, we’re working on not hesitating, just going after the ball, because she has a lot better game if she just plays hard. She can rip the skin off the ball when she wants to.” No. 2 singles senior Annye Vaile won her match against Annie Nqo from the Thunderbirds 6-2, 6-4. No. 3 singles senior Brianna Lo also won her match 7-5, 6-1 against Hinkley’s Riley Heatherly. Vaile and Lo played No. 1 doubles together last year and are starting to pick up playing singles without each other. “After part of the season (last year), we started working singles, so I had a little experience before so that helped,” Vaile said of playing singles this year. “I like it a lot. It makes me not depend on someone else, just myself.” No. 1 doubles senior Audrey Andrews and junior Susanna Salazar Escobar beat Thunderbirds’ Kimberly Moran and Lizeth Rodriquez 6-2, 6-1. No. 2 doubles junior Kiana Kaibetoney and sophomore Natalie Ortiz Perez split the first two matches winning the first one 6-3 and losing the second one 6-3, then lost the third match 6-4. No. 3 doubles juniors Kylee Pierce and Rosita Robles and No. 4 doubles freshman Katie Ramirez and senior Steffany Encinia both lost their matches 6-0, 6-0. “I was really impressed with our girls,” Wolverton said. “They are starting to play better with each other as a team and they’re starting to talk to each other and strategize a little bit. Today, I’m seeing them calm down and try to hit better shots. We’re working on hitting better, not always harder.” Northglenn will travel to Aurora after spring break April 1, and will play Gateway.

Northglenn tennis senior Annye Vaile hits the ball in a match against Hinkley March 20 at Northglenn High School.

Northglenn tennis junior Mythili Isola hits the ball in a match against Hinkley March 20 at Northglenn High School. Photos by Kate Ferraro

Shorthanded, Horizon falls to Niwot Hawks sitting at 2-2 over spring break By Scott Stocker Despite playing shorthanded, Horizon’s effort against Niwot in last Thursday’s girl’s soccer game, was a fine effort. Horizon was defeated by home-standing Niwot, 2-1, on a clear, but windy afternoon. With the loss, the Hawks, coached by Michele Smith, dropped to 2-2 on the season. In the meantime, the Cougars, coached by Rob Johnson, improved to 4-1 in the non-league encounter. Four starters for Horizon were missing the game as they were committed to their Club team, which will be playing in a national tournament in Las Vegas this week. The game was a fine defensive effort against Niwot. Nearly three-fourths of the game was played in Horizon’s half of the field.

Niwot’s Maria Fayeulle scored both of the Cougars goals in the first half. The first tally came in the 10th minute, the second in the 33rd minute. Hannah Gray and Caroline Miller, respectively, were credited with the assists on the goals. Niwot’s goalie, Izzy Aguayo, only had to come up with a pair of saves in the victory. But, she couldn’t stop the shot by Horizon’s Bailey Lucero in the games 46th minute. Lucero was assisted by Olivia Valdez. “We were missing some good players and we just couldn’t come up with the goals when we needed them,” Lucero said. “We should have done a lot better and this is a disappointment. We’ll just have to come out stronger next time. Our defense came together, but our offense was certainly lacking.” Horizon’s offense effort was much better in the second half, but still, the Hawks could not connect. “Being without four of our starters was a setback in this case,” Smith said. “We

moved two of our junior varsity players up and all the girls out there were trying hard. I can’t complain about the way the girls tried. “I actually think that we won the second half with our goal and holding them out,” Smith said. “But the first half was the drawback for us in this game. Still, I’m pleased with the way the girls played against a good team like Niwot.” Niwot also saw four players depart for the Las Vegas tournament, as well. But at least they were able to play in the first half against Horizon. “Our girls left at the beginning of the second half,” Johnson said. “So that played into our not being as strong up front in the second half. But we had the two goals and from there, it was hold Horizon off. I think if we would have been a full strength in the second half, it might have been a different story on our part. And, had Horizon had their other players, it could have been a different story on their part, too.”

Isola serves the ball in a match against Hinkley, March 20, at Northglenn High School

Horizon baseball given chance to play at Coors Field Mountain Range soccer improves to 4-1 By Kate Ferraro

kferraro@ coloradocommunitymedia.com The Horizon baseball team got the opportunity to play a game at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field. The Hawks played Chatfield on the big field, and lost 12-2. Earlier in the week, Horizon played Kennedy and won 12-4. Mountain Range girl’s soccer beat Greeley West 2-1 and Pomona 3-0 to improve its record to 4-1 on the season.

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Mountain Range baseball seniors Jordan Plunkett and Noah Draper both hit home runs in their game against Northglenn, beating the Norse 7-4. They improve their record to 2-1. Thornton tennis defeated Adams City 6-1 with the Trojan’s only loss coming from No. 2 doubles. No. 1 singles freshman Melanie Baten played a close match winning 7-5, 7-5. Standley Lake girl’s soccer junior scored two goals in the 3-0 win over Golden improving their record to 4-1. Junior Ariana Clouse also scored a goal. Senior Emily Ashmore and junior Meghan DeHerrera both had assists. The Gators only loss so far comes from Legacy. Standley Lake baseball beat Westminster 15-13 scoring 15 runs off 14 hits. The Gators scored five runs in the first inning to start the game. Westminster senior John Rule had five RBI in the game. Holy Family baseball beat Peak to Peak 13-3. Both seniors Matt Erb and Devlin Granberg went 2-for-3 and had two RBI. Seniors Zach Trombley and Zach Dedin also had two RBI. The Pinnacle girl’s soccer team is 5-0 and has only had two goals scored on them, compared to 21 goals scored on opponents. Sophomore Jade Gallegos leads the team with 11 goals. Sophomore Caitlin McNally leads in assists with five. The Academy beat Jefferson Academy in girl’s soccer in overtime 5-4. Wildcats freshman Alexis Loera scored two goals while sophomore Tatiana Garcia and junior Ariyona Loera scored one goal each. Jaguars Alycia Wright scored two goals for Jefferson Academy. Skyview baseball suffered their first loss of the season after going 6-0, falling to Vista Peak Prep 8-7. After being down 8-4, the Wolverines made a comeback in the seventh but could only produce three runs. Skyview had just beaten Vista Peak Prep two days before 13-12.

A collection of Buffalo Bill’s promotional posters during his days as a showman with the Buffalo Bill Wild West shows.

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“Buffalo Bill” by Emil W. Lenders circa 1900 from Germany. Photos by Amy

William Frederick Cody aka Buffalo Bill is on display like never before at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave on Lookout Mountain in Golden. “Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art” is the newest exhibit which opened on Feb. 23 and runs until Jan. 25. Most paintings have not been on display in decades, if ever, said Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. Other pieces are on loan from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo. “We’re a history museum we’re not an art museum therefore as a history museum we’re

doing more of a historical spin on it,” Friesen said. “They are interesting to us because of the historical content.” The exhibit is divided into four themes; Buffalo Bill as the showman, horseman, buffalo hunter and scout. Artwork displayed within these themes touches on the many aspects of Buffalo Bill from Indian scalp hunter to businessman. There are many displays including a never-before-seen velvet painting, portrait wood carvings, pencil drawings and a pen and ink drawing on an oyster shell. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 6 to 15 are $1 while kids under five are free. Group rates are available. For more information call 303-526-0744 or visit www.buffalobill.org.

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