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I-25 work progressing as planned Lane shifts, closures expected in July By Tammy Kranz The Interstate 25 Manage Lane project in Adams County is on schedule, reported Northglenn’s director of planning and development. Brook Svoboda gave City Council a transportation update during its May 19 regular meeting. He started his update by reporting on the I-25 project, which creates a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) tolled express lanes from U.S. 36 to 120th Avenue. Svoboda said one of the things that will help expedite the schedule is a new approach to lowering the roadway under 88th Avenue bridge in an effort to prevent it from being hit by trucks. “Originally the construction schedule for this lowering of the road was 100 days and the contractors proposed an alternative that will shorten it to 50,” he said. “However, it will require to have two weekends in July (I-25) be down to two lanes one weekend for the north bound and one weekend for the south bound.” CDOT is planning a media campaign in July to alert motorists about the impact of

the lane closures and lane shifts. The project calls for the construction of six miles of a new managed land in each direction and adding an additional 13,055 linear feet of concrete sound walls. This new wall will replace the existing wood fence(s) — 76 percent of which are located in Northglenn and 24 percent are located in unincorporated Adams County, Svoboda said. “The total cost of the project is $8.4 million, and Adams County has come to the table with $3 million, and CDOT with $4.9 (million) and Northglenn has also, in principle, committed a half a million.” Svoboda also updated council about the work on the North Metro Rail Line. He said since the groundbreaking in March, staff has been attending several technical utility, drainage and station area meetings. He said the Regional Transportation District (RTD) plans to start construction going north to south and have the project broken up into two areas — with the dividing line at 72nd Avenue Station. “The main reason for that is that the south of 72nd and Denver union station includes the largest single span of elevated bridge in any rail system its about 8500 feet,” he said. The overall project is on schedule and substantial work should begin in spring of 2015, he added.

Motorists on Interstate 25 between U.S. 36 to 120th Avenue should expect more congestion and delays for several months as crews work to create high occupancy vehicle (HOV)/tolled express lanes in each direction. Photo by Tammy Kranz

NMFR eyes mill levy increase Demand for services grows by 22 percent in 10 years By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@colorado North Metro Fire Rescue District may place a 3.5 mill levy increase on the November ballot to meet the growing demand for services, update equipment and address aging fire stations. NMFR Board will make a decision in late July and is seeking public feedback about the tax increase. “Having worked in the fire industry for over 40 years, the majority of which was outside of this area, I can attest to the hard work that North Metro Fire has put into operating an efficient organization,” said Board President Robert Nielsen. “I wouldn’t even consider a mill levy increase if I didn’t trust in the leadership of the organization and how they are utilizing taxpayers’ money.” The proposed mill levy increase of 3.5 mills will cost homeowners an estimated $2.32 per $100,000 value each month. If the ballot measure is approved by voters, the district would use the proceeds to add firefighting personnel, will address its highest priority equipment needs (such

North Metro Fire Rescue firefighters work to extinguish the blaze caused after a small plane hits a home in Northglenn on May 5. The pilot survived the crash and there was no one in the home at the time of the crash. Photo by North Metro Fire as ambulances, fire engines, firefighting gear), and update and repair fire stations. “Historically, we’ve been funded with just enough money to operate and provide for our community, while deferring costs as much as we can. However, we can no longer continue to do so,” said Chief David Ramos. “We initially


started this process with a priority list of needs and have since cut that list down to the most essential and imminent needs to minimize the tax burden on residents.” Ramos and Nielsen said without a mill levy, the board and district staff would have to work to find ways to cut expenses, which

may include scaling back on certain services. “Present district revenues are insufficient to maintain current emergency response service levels and address the growing demands of our community,” Ramos said. NMFR provides fire protection, emergency medical servic-


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es, hazardous materials response and rescue services for more than 111,000 residents in the city and county of Broomfield, the city of Northglenn and portions of Adams, Boulder and Jefferson and Weld counties — spanning an area of 63 square miles. Since 2004, the district’s population has grown by 22 percent. In that same time, its emergency call volume has increased by 37 percent. Nielsen and Ramos stressed that the district is in the process of getting public input and educating residents before the board decides whether to place the tax measure on the ballot. The district is hosting two public meetings on the subject, the first is 1011 a.m. June 4, and 6-7 p.m. June 10, both at NMFR headquarters, 101 Spader Way in Broomfield. Residents also can provide their input by calling 303-452-9910 or sending an email through its website http://northmetrofire. org/#. “If we go forward with a mill levy, it’s not to fulfill a wish list for the district — it’s to address essential updates, repairs and additional firefighting personnel we need to sustain the daily demands of our community over the course of time,” Ramos said. “I think it’s also important to highlight that our current operational mill levy is far below our neighboring special districts.”

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Food is foundation of bridge to future As a family approaches the stand, Monse Hines smiles and offers: “Do you want a sample?” “No,” Greg Elliott says. “We know it’s good.” He looks at his wife. “Two zucchini, two hots?” He glances at the small container on the table. “And a thing of this stuff.” “OK,” Monse says. “Thirteen dollars.” “Oh,” Greg says. “Give us one more of each.” The “each” is a pupusa, a traditional El Salvadoran food the size of a small tortilla made of corn masa filled with various ingredients — in this case, beans or zucchini, corn chile poblano and mozzarella or the “hot” mirasol roasted peppers. The “stuff” is curtido, a pickled cabbage slaw, also from El Salvador. “We tried them last summer,” Greg says, “and we really got hooked on them.” And, adds his wife, Danielle, there’s Monse (pronounced Mohn-seh). “She’s very sweet.” Monse Hines is sweet. She is small with earnest brown eyes and long, brown hair casually pulled into a ponytail. She wears faded jeans with a blush pink blouse and a silver necklace with a medallion of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Her nails are bluntly cut, no polish. Her smile is friendly and easy, like the conversation with her customers, many of them regulars at this farmers’ market. But don’t be fooled. Monse Hines, 34, is bold and brave, too — so much so that she made her entrepreneurial dream come true, one small, risky step at a time. And she did it despite being a newcomer to this country, this language, this culture. In a few short years, she has built a business that could be her family’s future. In the process, she has firmly cemented the roots of her El Salvadoran home into the foundation of her new one — adding yet another cultural ingredient to the melting-pot land we live in. “I think we all have the ability to come out ahead,” she says, intently, in Spanish.

“Solo se necesita un sueño.” All you need is a dream. Flavored with heaps of determination. “No existe la suerte,” she says. “Cada quien se hace la suerte.” Luck doesn’t exist. Each person makes his own luck. Monse should know. She was born in a Salvadoran town so small it doesn’t have a stoplight and there are few cars, anyway. Her parents taught in a high school in a nearby city, about half the size of Colorado Springs, where she lives now with her Army husband and two daughters. She met her husband in Germany, where she had traveled for a yearlong exchange program while in college. She wanted to learn German, so she sold her car and just about everything she owned to finance the trip. Friends took her to an Oktoberfest, and while she was dancing, Timothy Hines, stationed at a nearby Army base, began talking to her in English. “I asked him why he was talking to me in English — we are in Germany,” Monse remembers, with a smile. Three months later, they flew home to his family in Texas and married on Thanksgiving Day. They celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. It was in 2011 — Tim was deployed for a year in Afghanistan — that Monse’s dream emerged. Her sister took her to a Whole Foods. She recalls the wonder. “Everything was so pretty,” she says. “There, my vision started — a healthy product in this supermarket.” After deciding that her pupusas and curtido would be gluten-free and use only organic and non-genetically modified

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ingredients, she began researching on the Internet: How to get a license to sell a food product. How to make a label. How to package according to health department regulations. Who had the best prices. Everything had to be bought in small quantities because there was little money to invest — she and Tim had decided they would not take out loans. Each month, Monse would decide how much she could afford to spend. Maybe $100 one month. She needed a Web page? Maybe $10 more another month for that. Neighbors and family helped her navigate the English language and fill out paperwork. Her mother-in-law designed her label. “We all have these angels who help us,” Monse says. Then she won an audience at a Whole Foods in Colorado Springs. And, in June 2012, her curtido, under the name Monse’s Taste of El Salvador, first appeared on the store’s shelves. The pupusas followed two months later. “No sé como explicarlo,” she says. I don’t know how to explain it. “To know that a company so big wants your products — it’s like being in a dreamland.” Tim got home in time to make the first delivery. He was thrilled. “She decided `I’m going to do this’ and she did,” he says. “I was proud to come home and share this thing that was hers.” He describes how, for Monse, food from her country was a way to introduce herself to families in the places they lived. “She would make something from El Salvador and nobody else would have it and it was something she could share.” As a business, it does the same, opening a door between cultures. The niche “is hers and she can claim it — `This is how my mom and my grandma made it and I’ll use your ingredients to make something from my home,’” Tim says. “I think it’s really cool.” These days, Monse has one employee to help her make about 7,000 pupusas a week. They work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

out of a commercial kitchen space that is shared with five other entrepreneurs. “We divide the cost so we can all survive,” Monse says. And she buys her produce from Pueblo and Colorado Springs farmers, so that the circle of local enterprise is complete. Her products can be found in Whole Foods in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Southglenn and Belmar, and soon in a Natural Grocers in Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado in Boulder buys about 4,000 pupusas a week to sell in its cafeterias. “I can’t believe that this has happened to me,” Monse says. “I am grateful to God and to the support from this country. As a woman, too, I feel as if I’ve been able to better myself, that there are no barriers.” The Army has relocated Tim to Oklahoma for three years, starting in mid-July. But they have decided Monse and the girls will remain here. They will travel back and forth to see each other. The business, they hope, will be their work after Tim retires. “We have to make the sacrifice,” Monse says. “Si Dios quiere” — if God wills it, “the business can give us a better future for our daughters.” A customer approaches Monse’s stand at a recent farmers’ market in Highlands Ranch. “Can I try one?” the woman asks. “Which one is this?” “Black bean,” Monse says, as she slices the pupusa that has been heating on the pan and tops it with a spoonful of curtido. “Excellent,” the woman says, after a bite. “You’re here every week?” One more sale. One more convert. One more step toward a future built on a taste of the past. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. Her column earned first place in the 2013 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest. She can be reached at ahealey@ or 303566-4110.


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‘Mean Gene’ retiring after 27 years Putman praised for moving north area forward with transporation By Tammy Kranz When the Regional Transportation District board voted to delay rail service to the north metro area until 2044, Gene Putman did not sit idly by. Instead, Putman made a fluorescent yellow-green T-shirt featuring a commuter rail car with the words “We want to be railroaded” on the front and “with rail service not promises” on the back and wore it to an RTD meeting. “I was none too pleased about their decision, I was in their face constantly about it,” Putman said. He estimated since 2004, he spent 60 percent of his time as a city of Thornton employee working to get FasTracks up north. During the North Metro Rail Line groundbreaking in March, RTD staff joked that Putman was at the RTD offices so often that people thought he worked there. Mayor Heidi Williams said Putman has been instrumental to the growth and success of the city. “Recently, Gene fought for FasTracks and worked tirelessly to ensure the RTD Board approved the North line,” she said. “Gene is one of a kind, and will be missed by all.” After nearly 28 years with the city of Thornton, Putman — called affectionately “Mean Gene the Dancing Machine” by some of his coworkers — is retiring. June 2 is his last day. “Gene has had far and wide influence

on us over his career,” said Assistant City Manager Joyce Hunt. She said because of his longevity, no one else knows the federal and state transportation rules better than Putman. She also pointed out the valuable relationships he formed over the years with transportation professionals in the private sector as well as those with the Federal Highway Administration, RTD and CDOT. She added Putman’s longtime memberships with national groups such as the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, American Public Works Association (APWA), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the American Safety Services Association helped Thornton be on the cutting edge. “Gene is the one who introduced the lighted street signs on the mast arms that many cities have copied,” Hunt said. Putman started his career in Thornton at the end of September 1986 as a city engineer. He soon wore the hat as traffic engineer as well before becoming the assistant public works director from 1989 to 2000. Putman also worked as the street superintendent, building and fleet manager, transportation planning manager and special projects manager, among other roles. His most recent titles have been transportation manager and emergency management manager. “I’ve always felt if the city needed something I was willing to step in and do what needed to be done,” said the 64-year-old. City Manager Jack Ethredge said during Putman’s long tenure with the city, he was instrumental in several projects that have benefited the public, such as bringing RTD Access A Ride; the placement of covered bus benches; and the advocacy that led to the replacement of deficient bridges over

After more than 27 years as a City of Thornton employee, Gene Putman (shown here at the April groundbreaking of the North Metro Rail Line) is retiring. Putman is credited with being a driving force to getting the FasTracks line in the north area sooner than planned. Photo by Mikkel Kelly I-25 at 128th and 84th avenues. “Perhaps most of all, Gene Putman is a man of integrity and of vision, a person who sees possibilities and alternatives where most others don’t,” he said. “His contributions will be missed. However, we all thank Gene for a job well done and wish him and his family the happiest of days in his retirement.” Putman, who was born and raised in New Mexico, graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. After graduation he spent a handful of years with a consulting firm then six years with the city of Broomfield as its city engineer and traffic engineer. In his career, he has won several awards and recognitions, including the 2011 Leadership Excellence in Public

Works by the APWA and the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the ITE. He and his wife of 39 years, Mary, have a son and a daughter. One of his passions besides transportation is scuba diving — he has been a master scuba instructor since 1981. In preparation of his retirement, Putman bought a fifth wheel, a new pick-up truck and a small sail boat. However, he plans on doing consultant work as a transportation engineer and spending time at the Capitol to lobby for changes with transportation funding, which he thinks is outdated. “I’m not one to just do nothing,” Putman said about his retirement plans. “You don’t work at the pace I have in my life and just turn it off.”

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Law ensures juveniles receive legal counsel Youths facing judge will be represented A new law guarantees that arrested juvenile defendants will receive a lawyer when they face a judge for the first time. The law addresses a “concerning” statistic indicating that 45 percent of children go through the entire Report judicial process without having a lawyer present, according to Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, who sponsored the effort at the Legislature this year. “This has been longstanding and a very serious problem,” Kagan said. “Our justice system is less robust if children are not getting counsel. This bill makes that right.” The bill — which received bipartisan support from both legislative chambers — was signed into law on May 21 by Gov. John Hickenlooper. After an arrest, judges have 48 hours to determine whether to release a child or keep the

person behind bars, pending trial. The bill ensures that juveniles who are making their first court appearance after being arrested will have legal counsel available at the hearing. Before this law, juveniles were told that they have the option of speaking with a lawyer. But being told that they have that right and actually having a lawyer present are two different things, Kagan said. “The kids are like a deer caught in headlights,” Kagan said. “They don’t have a clue. They’re thinking one thing and one thing only — ‘How in the hell do I get out of these shackles? I’ll go along with anything that a person wearing a tie or a robe tells me to do.’ But they’re not the child’s lawyer.” The law also assists juveniles who are released from jail. When they receive a summons for their next court appearance, the summons will plainly state that they have a right “to a free lawyer” if they qualify financially, Kagan said. The summons will also have a phone number and website address to provide the youths with more information. Kagan hopes that this law will prevent children from being unnecessarily locked up. “That child’s life can be impacted forever; locked into a bitter, angry, antisocial attitude and it is sometimes hard to recover and it persist for years,” Kagan said. “It’s a very serious issue and I’m delighted that we’re finally addressing it.”

sued to a total of 476,953 consumer and business ExpressToll account holders. That is an average of 2.1 transponders per account. The number of transponders issued to Colorado vehicle owners equals nearly one-fifth of the 5,336,334 vehicles registered with the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles. According to E-470 Executive Director John McCuskey, “In 2008 we hit the 500,000 transponder level. Now in less than six years, we have more than doubled that number.” He attributed the growth in transponders to a strengthening economy with higher employment and commuting, and increased traffic to Denver International

Airport — a major destination for E-470 customers. He also pointed out that ExpressToll customers save up to 20 percent on tolls compared to License Plate Toll, where toll billing is initiated via photos of license plates. In 2009 E-470 discontinued manual toll collection and became an all-electronic highway. E-470 is the 75-mph toll road that runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The road is financed, constructed, operated and governed by the E-470 Public Highway Authority, which is composed of eight local governments: Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, and the municipalities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Parker and Thornton.

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Literacy a big focus for Adams 12 By Ashley Reimers

areimers@colorado As part of Literacy Week in Colorado, Lt. Governor Joe Garcia joined Adams 12 Five Star School District administrators for a demonstration of the district’s READ Act strategy. On May 19, Garcia spent some time at Hillcrest Elementary School in Northglenn learning about the Colorado Reading Corps, CRC, and the Waterford Early Reading Program, both used in the READ Act strategy. “This week is about traveling around the state and letting people know what great thing are happening on our schools,” Garcia said. “And also how schools are successfully engaging students, parents and communities in literacy.” CRC is a strategic program of the School Readiness Initiative at Mile High United Way. The program places CRC tutors in schools who work one-on-one with students to improve readings skill. The tutors track each student’s progress, which is then evaluated by both the tutor and the student. Adams 12 chief academic officer Tracey Dorland said the district is focusing on personalized interventions with students through the CRC program, which

will be expanding to 21 schools next school year. “Our teachers know they have kids below grade average and they want to do everything they can to meet their kids’ needs,” Dorland said. “So giving our teachers a right hand person who is trained in research-based intervention strategies is a huge support for our teachers who work every day to meet their kids’ needs.” The Waterford Early Reading Program provides students with individualized instruction through the use of technology. The program is in 33 elementary schools and offers students an opportunity to improve their reading skills through a wide variety of interactive activities. Dorland said Waterford allows a student to receive reading support on the computer while in the classroom when a teacher is unable to work one-on-one with the student. Dorland said both programs are critical components to the district’s literacy focus going into the next school year. “We’ve taken the last 10 months to really talk as a system with our teachers, our parents, our students, staff and principals about what is going on with literacy,” she said. “We’ll have a really strong literacy focus next year with reading core interventions.”

Colorado Reading Corps volunteer Kassie Both works with third grade Hillcrest Elementary student Brisa Gonzalez to demonstrate a reading session during a Literacy Week event on May 19 at Hillcrest. During Literacy Week, Lt. Governor Joe Garcia traveled to a variety of Colorado Schools, including Hillcrest Elementary in Northglenn, to learn about literacy programs in different school districts. Photo by Ashley Reimers

ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON THE RECORD The Adams County Board of County Commissioners voted on the following during its May 19 regular meeting.

Weight Watchers program The board unanimously approved a single source agreement with Weight Watchers Health Solutions for a weight loss program for Adams County employees in an amount not to exceed $28,000. Weight Watchers offers county employees the opportunity to attend at-work meetings at two on-site locations during the lunch hour and provides discounted membership fees. Employees who cannot attend the meetings can sign up for the online program. County staff, using the Obesity Prevention Calculator from the

Center for Disease Control, estimated additional cost for overweight and obese participants within its Kaiser Permanente members is $489,100. The county estimated that this program, which has been offered for a few years now, in years 2012 and 2013 had an average participation of 115 people a total of 2,428 pounds lost and an estimated return on investment of $32,644.

Waterline piping The board unanimously approved an agreement with Trautman & Shreve to remove and replace the waterline at the Adams County Detention Center not to exceed the amount of $201,637. The hot and cold water supply pip-

ing in the F Module at the county jail was installed with galvanized piping in 2000. Since then the piping has been deteriorating from the inside out. The galvanized pipes have been continually patched and replaced in small sections when leaks appear and the piping needs to be replaced with cooper.

Motor grader replacement The board unanimously approved the purchase of two JohnDeere 772G Motor Graders from Honnen Equipment at a cost of $228,875 each, for a total replacement cost of $457,750. The equipment will replace units that reach the end of their life cycle in 2014. The motor graders are used by the

Judge Cohen retires after 32 years of service Northglenn bids farewell to its longterm judge, prosecutor By Tammy Kranz Judge Ronald Cohen tapped on the gavel twice during the Northglenn City Council regular meeting May 19. This was significant to the retiring municipal judge for a special reason. “There is one thing I never had a chance to do as judge, tap the gavel,” he said. “Many of times it’s passed through my mind about using the gavel in a totally non-judicial and legal manner, but restraint took hold.” Council presented the judge with a Dedicated Service Award during the meeting. “Our judge is going to retire after 32 years,” said Mayor Joyce Downing during the presentation. “We’re really going to miss you, Ron. With all the years you put in and all the things you have done for the city. We’ve gone through a lot of changes together.”

Cohen began his service as municipal judge in Northglenn Jan. 7, 1982. His last day will be May 31. Cohen thanked the current and past councils, his staff and the prosecutor for their support during his time as judge. “Northglenn has truly been the crown jewel of my legal practice that has lasted 46 years,” he said. Council also recognized its city prosecutor, Woon Ki Lau, with a Dedicated Service Award. Lau began as a prosecutor in Northglenn in 1976 and is retiring as well. Council voted during its May 12 meeting to appoint Corinne Magid as municipal judge to fill the vacancy for Cohen’s unexpired term. That term ends Jan. 31, 2015.

transportation department primarily to maintain county gravel roads with a secondary purpose of cutting and maintaining roadside drainage ditches and snow removal during the winter season. Commissioners in attendance include Chairman Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, District 2; and Erik Hansen, District 3. Eva Henry, District 1, was absent. The next regular board of county commissioners meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the Public Hearing Room, Adams County Government Center, 4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Brighton. — Compiled by Tammy Kranz

Northglenn Municipal Judge Ronald Cohen is retiring after serving as the city’s judge for more than 30 years. Photo courtesy of Jason Rogers/City of Northglenn

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A message for our graduates This week, as I contemplated Memorial Day, I also shared in the joys of young people in my life who are graduating from high school and college. The two are not unrelated. Memorial Day was even more poignant this year because I spent several days in Washington, D.C, last month for a business meeting, where my sister joined me for a few glorious days in our nation’s Capitol. Our focus was the memorials: the stunning and profound Vietnam wall, the eerie and ghostly Korean War Memorial, and the globe-like memorial to those men and women who fought for freedom and against evil in World War II. Arlington National Cemetery was particularly moving, where the sign at the entrance reminded us that “these are hallowed grounds.” As we reverently passed through blossoming trees that shaded rows of headstones, I was reminded of similar rows here at Fort Logan, where my mother and father – both World War II veterans – are laid to rest.

What does this have to do with you young people who are embarking on new chapters in your lives? Everything. Some of you will choose to enter the U.S. Armed Forces yourselves, some will become business and community leaders, artists and musicians who continue to enrich our culture. These are not mutually exclusive. Some of you will opt for public life, elected officials to whom we will look for honesty and integrity … please remember this. You will be the activists and the pacifists

who will force a balance in our nation’s thinking, the newsmakers and news reporters whose viewpoints will both shape and provoke our own. You will work passionately for social justice, and you will become educators so that one day graduates can stand where you are today and learn that they are the hope of the future. Because you, dear graduates, are the hope of our future. In a world where countries – despite their protestations otherwise – are pursuing, building, acquiring, and stockpiling nuclear weapons, where self-proclaimed leaders are oppressing their own people and crushing anyone else who gets in their way, where extremist groups of all kinds abuse human rights, you must take up the mantle of those who came before you. Crucial to your success is this: you are living in the United States of America, a country built on free speech and a free press, on freedom of religion and freedom of assembly, rights not enjoyed by many

peoples around the globe. It is your responsibility to begin right now, today, to combat those forces – from without and within – that erode these principles. Many of you know that I am an outspoken pacifist, advocating for means, whenever possible, other than violence. This is my stand, and you must take yours, but I truly believe that you, that all of us, can achieve our own potentials only if America achieves hers in the landscape of the world. We must all step up, speak out, and act for what we believe is right. On Memorial Day 2014, as you begin your journeys into the world, please join me in honoring those who have already stepped up, those who served – including my parents – and those who died, for the ideals of freedom, human rights, and peace. Andrea Doray is a writer who. Contact her at

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Over the super smackdown? It’s been four months since the Broncos lost the Super Bowl in brutal fashion. We asked folks around Denver if they’ve moved on from the stinging defeat.

“I am over the loss, but I anticipate nothing short of another epic failure that will come with my complete support.” Mark Minear

“Yes, because I think the loss will be fuel for the next season. (Peyton) Manning will be even more motivated.” Steve Styes

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The price that was paid The Memorial Day long weekend is always looked forward to as a “kick-off” to school being out, seniors graduating and celebrating and the start of the “summer routine.” But how many Americans either know the meaning of the Memorial Day holiday or take time to honor its intended purpose? While we just finished enjoying this special weekend and have returned to our jobs or routine, let’s stop and give tribute to the intended purpose of the holiday. Not a federal law to start What we know as Memorial Day did not have its origin from an act of Congress or a Presidential proclamation. Its origin comes from the South during and after the great Civil War when women started the practice of placing fresh flowers on the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle. The earliest date found reflecting this act of respect and love is 1862 in Savannah, Georgia where women decorated Confederate soldiers’ graves. In 1864, women from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania decorated Union soldiers’ graves at the Gettysburg cemetery. However, the first widely publicized Memorial Daytype observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina on May 1, 1865. They made the ultimate sacrifice The observance was known as “Decoration Day” but gradually changed to “Memorial Day.” It did not become more common until after World War II and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which changed four federal holidays including Memorial Day from their respective traditional dates to a specific Monday to create three day holidays. While the original act of respect honoring fallen soldiers was tied to the Civil War, all who have died in defending our country over the centuries are honored on this day. Our men and women who died in action paid the ultimate price to keep our country free. We enjoy our freedom today due to the sacrifice they made. Let’s not ever forget

their sacrifice! ‘Some gave all’ I came across the lyrics to a song written by Billy Ray Cyrus which puts Memorial Day in proper perspective. His “Some Gave All” is most fitting to conclude this column: “I knew a man called him Sam the Cane few folks even knew his name But a hero yes was he He left a boy came back a man still many just don’t understand About the reasons we are free I can’t forget the look in his eyes or the tears he cried As he said these words to me All gave some some gave all Some stood through for the red white and blue And some had to fall And if you ever think of me think of all your liberties And recall some gave all Now Sandy Cane is no longer here but his words are oh so clear As they echo throughout our land For all his friends who gave us all who stood the ground and took the fall To help their fellow man Love your country live with pride and don’t forget those who died America can’t you see And if you ever think of me think of all your liberties And recall yes recall some gave all, some gave all.” Bill Christopher is a former Westminster city manager and RTD board member.

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The Wish unveiling planned Anythink library’s public art project completed

to community aligns well with the theme of the project.” Hiebert has been collecting wishes from around the world on her website for a while now. They will be included in the art project along with the local wishes. She collected some of those local wishes last month during an art workshop. “It will be a great way to highlight how we have similar hopes and dreams — no matter if you live here in Thornton or halfway across the globe,” said Stacie Ledden, communications director for Anythink. At the workshop, attendees got to create their own wish-inspired art project, a dandelion pop-up card, to take home. Staff with Anythink also gathered written wishes and video wishes during the event — which will be shared on Anythink’s social media. “The sound will give voice to the many collected wishes and will add whimsy and interactivity to the installation (the sound will be triggered when someone enters the room),” she said. “We believe this will complement the other sound elements we have with the trees at that library.” Officials are planning to host a reception for the art piece at the end of May. The sculpture is in honor of Kay Riddle, former president of the Rangeview Library

By Tammy Kranz For several weeks now, Colorado artist Helen Hiebert has been working with the wishes of Anythink Huron’s community. That community will get a chance to see her efforts during The Wish’s reception 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron in Thornton. The Wish is a collaborative, multi-sensory art project done by Hiebert and will hang from the ceiling of the Kay W. Riddle Program Room at the library. The art piece will feature a large dandelion sculpture made of 300 handcrafted paper seeds, representing the wishes of the Anythink Hurn Street community and around the world. The piece also includes a motion-activated audio component by local sound artist Jim Green. “The Wish project symbolizes private wishes that come together as a whole in a metaphor for human connectedness,” Hiebert said. “The sculpture will find a great home at Anythink, whose approach

Handmade paper by Helen Hiebert used to create dandelion seeds as part of The Wish. Photo courtesy Bradley Martin/Anythink Libraries District Board of Trustees who retired in 2013. Refreshments will be provided at the art piece’s reception. The Wish is part of Anythink’s “This is Who We Are,” which is a collaborative public art series between the artists and com-

munity members to create art that represents a particular library’s location. The first public art project was done in December 2011 at Anythink Bennett — a community-inspired quilt that shows life on the Eastern plains.

Free lunch, breakfast at Adams 12 Summer meal program available to all 18 and under

ementary. Lunch is served from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at all the schools, Monday through Friday. The program is offered to any child ages one to 18. Chris Sjolin, nutrition supervisor and summer program coordinator, said it doesn’t matter what a child’s economic background is, he or she can eat the meals. The only requirement is that children must eat the meal at one of the program locations. “The child doesn’t have to be an Adams 12 student to participate. The program is open to all children,” she said. “We just want to serve the community and make sure the children are getting nutritious meals throughout the summer.” Adults can also eat a meal for $3. Sjolin said she sees many repeat families and groups during the program. She said local day cares come eat lunch as well as church groups. Sjolin’s hoping to draw in more of

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areimers@coloradocommunitymedia. com Although school is out, food services in the Adams 12 Five Star School District continue. The district started their summer food program on May 27, offering free breakfast and lunch to all children in the community. Six schools are participating in the federally-funded program, which runs until Aug. 1. This year’s schools include: Centennial Elementary, Coronado Hills Elementary, Federal Heights Elementary, Riverdale Elementary, STEM Launch and The Studio School. Breakfast is served 8-8:30 a.m. at all the schools, except Federal Heights El-

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the middle and high school students to the program, especially when two-a-day practices for sports begins. “It would be wonderful to capture the older students because we don’t get enough of them,” she said. “For those athletes who have practice during the day, the program is great for them to catch a healthy lunch for free.” One new meal item this summer is pizza from Domino’s Pizza, Ci Ci’s Pizza and Pizza Hut, which will be served on Wednesdays. On the other days, a hot en-

trée will always be offered for lunch like cheeseburgers and fajitas, and once in a while cold sandwiched will be offered. Fresh fruit and veggies and milk will always be on the lunch menu. “We served 35,000 meals last year, so the program is making a difference,” Sjolin said. “We would love that number to grow and have the opportunity to help even more families.” For more information on the Adams 12 summer food program contact Nutrition Services at 720-972-6061.


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Bottom right: During the brewing process, the beer must be tested at different intervals to see how much sugar is left within the fermenting liquid. Top middle: Here, Brewer, Cary Floyd, tests a small amount of the Arvada Beer Company’s Gold Line IPA sugar levels. Upper right: Kelly and Cary Floyd, owners and brewers at the Arvada Beer Company, stand in front of their Olde Town Arvada taproom. Photos by Crystal anderson

Spotlight on the Arvada Beer Company Neighborhood brewers bring homebrewing to a craft scale By Crystal Anderson

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n 1988, Cary Floyd tasted a friend’s homebrewed beer, mulling over the tastes of the hops and spice, and became hooked. Soon after, Floyd began to brew his own beer, and after a positive reaction to one of his early batches, he knew he was onto something good. “In 1988 really, there were not a lot of good brews around,” Floyd said. “By my fourth batch, I took a keg to a Super Bowl party, everybody loved it and I just kept going on from there, making more flavorful beers.” Over the next 14 years, while working as a director for technology mogul, Oracle, Floyd consistently brewed his own beer. He practiced different styles of brewing, created recipes, mainly German beers, such as a Pilsner or Hefeweizen, and developed consistency in his beer. In 2002, he won his first medal at the Dixie Cup in Texas, and shortly after in 2004, met his future wife, Kelly. He challenging her to make a better beer — and she did. After winning his playful challenge, Floyd knew not only did he have to marry her, they needed to start a business.

What’s on tap · Goldline IPA - 6.2 percent ABV , 65 IBUs – An IPA loaded with 8 kinds of hops.   · Ralston’s Golden Ale - 5.2 percent ABV , 25 IBUs – A crisp, malty American-style ale.   · Watermelon Wheat --  5.1 percent ABV, 14 IBUs --  A refreshing wheat beer with hints of watermelon. · Lemon Shandy – 4 percent ABV, 12 IBUs – A mix with Ralston’s Golden Ale mixed and fresh lemonade. · PoolHall Porter – 5.1 percent ABV, 15 IBUs – A dark ale with chocolate, caramel and malty tones. · Vanilla Porter – 5.1 percent ABV, 15 IBUs – A dark ale with hints of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. · Arvada Red – 5.2 percent ABV, 19 IBUs – A smooth, malty red beer with a low hops profile. ·  Hopped Up Red – 5.2 percent ABV, 35 IBUs -- The traditional Irish Red beer with an additional45 IBUs of hops. ·  Irish Stout on Nitro – 4.5 percent, 30 IBUs – A dark stout with a rich creamy flavor to balance the bitterness. · Saison de Davis – 7.5 percent ABV, 25 IBUs – A Belgian inspired ale with a distinct flavor profile. · Water Tower Wheat- 5.1 percent ABV, 14 IBUs – A Hefeweizen with light hops and a hint of banana. · Rennovator Dopplebock – 11 percent ABV, 22 IBUs – A rich and malty German-style lager.

“Beer is an art, and to make beer, is an art,” Kelly said. “To create the recipe, to go ahead and actually brew it and make that beer — it’s an art form that most people don’t realize. There’s a lot of science behind the project.” A few years and over 400 home brewing medals later, the couple decided to open up a microbrewery, and in 2010, the Arvada Beer Company was born. “Our concept is to be the local hang-

out,” Floyd said, “You want to come here with your family, your friends, you want to come hangout.” Located at 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., the Arvada Beer Company taproom sits in a spacious, relaxed corner building in the heart of Olde Town Arvada. Seating around 150 patrons, the taproom offers more than 60 types of games, catering from 11 Olde Town eateries, and a quiet atmosphere to enjoy a conversation and savor a handcrafted brew in. “I’m really happy with their location here, and the interest in history,” said Buddy Sexton, 72, a patron of ABC. “I meet a lot of nice people here so it’s a good place to hang out; it’s my hangout now.” Aligning the walls around the taproom are vintage photographs and posters depicting the building’s former uses, owners and other key points of the building’s 100-year history — an aspect patrons love to talk about. “This (ABC) is in the middle of thousands of memories for me,” Sexton said. I was surprised and impressed when I met Cary, because he studied the history of Arvada, and I was impressed around the history he has here.” Aside from the history, patrons come to ABC to have conversations and enjoy hanging out with one another while sipping one of ABC’s 50 award-winning beers. “There are other places that serve beer, and other places that brew beer, but the beers here are top of the line,” Sexton said. “The thing I like about the business is, he’s (Floyd) not concentrated on food, he’s concentrated on beer and

brewing, not anything else. That’s what makes them (ABC) stand out.” On a daily basis, ABC has 10 to 12 beers on tap, brewing three to four beers a week. Five house beers, such as the Gold Line IPA (India Pale Ale), PoolHall Porter, and the Lemon Shandy, with seasonal or special beers, such as the Butter Pecan Brown and Chile Golden Ale are rotating through the taps. Every month ABC introduces different styles of beer, such as Belgian beers, to help create diversity and fit their and their clientele’s ever evolving tastes. “It’s fun to play, fun to create, and fun to see what people think, the best part of the job is playing,” Floyd said. In addition to brewing their beers, Cary and Kelly also attend several beer festivals, host AM 760 Radio’s Colorado Craft Beer Show, and offer a home brewing contest, giving local home brewers a chance to have their beer flowing crisp at 38 degrees out of ABC’s taps. “That’s where we came from, we’re home brewers, so it’s fun to get the homebrew community involved in the business that we run now,” Floyd said. Annually, ABC produces around 1200 barrels of beer, selling the majority of beer in the taproom. While they don’t bottle or can, they sell 64-ounce and 32-ounce growlers, and in the future, Cary and Kelly are looking to expand, opening another neighborhood tasting room in western Arvada. “At the end of the day,” Floyd said, “Seeing people sitting over there (in the taproom), smiling because they like the beers — that’s the best part.” For more information on the Arvada Beer Company, visit www.arvadabeer. com.

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May 29, 2014

Ain’t life ‘Fantastick’?

Classic romance comes to Miners Alley


WHAT: “The Fantasticks” WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Ave., Golden WHEN: Through June 29 Friday and Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 6 p.m. COST: $26 adult, $23 senior and youth, $15 children under 12 INFORMATION: 303-935-3044 or

By Clarke Reader

creader@colorado History’s longest running musical is coming to Miners Alley Playhouse, bringing along with it a delightful mix of humor, unique characters and memorable tunes. “The Fantasticks,” a musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt that premiered in 1960, will be playing at Golden’s Miners Alley, 1224 Washington Ave., through June 29. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. “This show has really endured the test of time and is on a lot of people’s favorites list,” said director Brenda Worley Billings. “To be that enduring it has to have all the things that people want in a story.” The story of “The Fantasticks” centers on two neighboring fathers who try to trick their children, Matt (Mark Lively) and Luisa (Jacquie Jo Billings), into falling in love by pretending to hate each other. The fathers figure that since teenagers always want to do the opposite of what their parents say, the best way to get them together is to act like the families can’t stand each other. To help sell the story, the fathers hire some traveling actors to stage a mock abduction so that Matt can save Luisa, thus putting an end to the feud. The plan works, but once the two children learn that the whole scenario was a set-up, the split-up. As they navigate their way through the difficulties of the real world, they start to wonder if they actually do belong together. The musical includes such hits as “Try to Remember,” “They Were You,” and “Soon it’s Gonna Rain” in its song list. Billings describes the story as “moon-

In Miners Alley’s “The Fantasticks” Luisa (Jacquie Jo Billings) is kidnapped by El Gallo (Rory Pierce) as part of a scheme hatched by Luisa’s father. Photo by Cody Schuyler Photography light in the first act and sunlight in the second.” “There are some very funny and tender moments and it is really fun journey,” she

added. Rory Pierce plays El Gallo, who serves both as narrator and one of the actors hired to kidnap Luisa, said that the show exem-

plifies the idea that no one can appreciate happiness without a little bit of sadness. “People might be surprised by the depth and nuance of the characters,” he said. “El Gallo is certainly a larger than life character who likes to teach life lessons to anyone who will listen.” “The Fantasticks” represents several first for the people involved. This is Billings first time directing at Miners Alley and is Pierce’s first appearance on the Miners stage. Pierce is a nearly 25-year veteran over at the former Heritage Square Music Hall and said that playing the new venue has been an exciting experience. “I got some priceless experience at Heritage Square and I really couldn’t ask for a better theater or show for the first time I stepped away,” he said. “The cast has been tremendous and the production team has been wonderful.” Billings said the show is a great ride for everyone to take. “We want everyone to come and take this musical journey with us,” she said. “It has endured all these years because of the way it captures what is comic in life.” For more information, call 303-9353044 or visit

Documentary to be housed in Library of Congress By Ashley Reimers

areimers@colorado A powerful documentary on the roles of women in war in the United States recently premiered at Front Range Community College in Westminster. Titled “Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor” is a 50-minute documentary following the stories of 10 women veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The documentary was created by Front Range digital media students who collaborated with Rep. Ed Perlmutter and staff and the Library of Congress to bring to life the gripping, yet touching stories of the women. Perlmutter said he’s proud of the stories of the brave Colorado women veterans

that will be shared with the public and preserved in the Library of Congress. “These courageous women all contributed to preserving and protecting our freedom and national security,” he said. “The students and faculty at Front Range Community College must be commended for all their stellar, professional work and talent in recording the history and producing this powerful and moving film. The history of these Colorado women veterans is the history of our nation.” Lead by Brandon Berman, Multimedia Graphics Technology teacher, the team of students worked vigorously to create and produce the film. Students researched history, conducted interviews and created animation and graphics. Berman said the process was completed in record time, with students working on overdrive to

compete the film. He said when putting the film together, the team was careful not to force the story. “We really tried to use the script we created, which was factually based, with our skeleton structure,” he said. “For each issue, there were some negative experiences, and some positive experiences, so we tried to give a balanced perspective, but a real one at the same time.” After the initial screening of “Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor”, the film will be distributed to 100 high schools as a historical teaching tool. “We’re proud of this documentary,” Berman said. “It’s an experience none of us will forget. When it is given to high schools in the district, what an impact it will have.”

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4A is a runaway but 5A state golf had dramatic ending Individual 5A state champion crowned in playoff By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@colorado LITTLETON — The girls’ 4A golf state championship was won in a runaway but drama surrounded the end of the 5A state championship Tuesday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. After 36 holes the girls’ 5A title was still undecided but Rock Canyon senior Michelle Romano pared the first hole of a playoff to claim the individual title with a score of 9 over par. Romano beat Arapahoe’s Hannah Wood in the playoff and outlasted three other golfers who all finished one stroke behind Romano at 10 over. Regis Jesuit won the 5A team title with a final score of 485 just beating Rock Canyon who finished with a score of 490. Arapahoe finished third with at 493. Legacy took fourth as a team with a score of 64 over. The Lightning was again spurred on by a strong pair of finishes by the Hankins’ sisters. Sarah Hankins finished tied for 14th with a score of 18 over and Jennifer Hankins finished in 24th place with a score of 23 over. And Horizon’s Heather Kroll finished right behind Hankins in 25th place shooting 25 over. The 4A tournament was much less interesting than 5A’s dramatic finish but there was still plenty of impressive golf played Monday and Tuesday at Country Club of Colorado. None more impressive than Jefferson Academy’s Jennifer Kupcho who finished at 2 over after shooting rounds of 72 and 74. Kupcho finished 14 strokes ahead of her next closest competitor who was Valor Christian’s Andrea Ballou who finished plus-16. Emilee Strausburg of D’Evelyn finished third at 18 over. Cheyenne Mountain won the 4A team title finishing at +88, followed by Montrose who finished 103 over and Colorado Academy at 105 over. Jefferson Academy also had another golfer finish in the top ten as Mariah Eh-

Legacy’s Jennifer Hankins was her school’s top finisher, and she spurred on her school’s fourth place finish at the 5A state golf tournament Tuesday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. Photos by Daniel Williams

State golf StandingS 5A T1 — Michelle Romano, Rock Canyon Hannah Wood, Arapahoe T3 — Anna Kennedy, Legend Sydney Merchant, Dakota Ridge Jaylee Tait, Columbine 6 —Erin Sargent, Skyline T7 — Calli Ringsby, Cherry Creek Morgan Sahm, Grandview 9 — Samantha Barker,

Highlands Ranch T10 — Sydney Gillespie, Regis Jesuit Mary Weinstein, Regis Jesuit Ashlyn Kirschner, Ralston Valley Sarah Hunt, Denver East 4A 1 —Jennifer Kupcho, Jefferson Academy 2 — Andrea Ballou, Valor 3 — Emilee Strausburg, D’Evelyn 4 — Courtney Ewing,

rman finished 27 over finishing tied for ninth. But it was Kupcho’s victory that was a

Pueblo West 5 — Kylee Sullivan, Cheyenne Mountain T6 — Kiselya Plewe, Dolores Jordan Cherry, Montrose 8 — Megan Vernon, Golden T9 — Leah Donnelly, Wheat Ridge Alex Trask, Bishop Machebeuf Tori Goodman, Falcon Mariah Ehrman, Jefferson Academy long time coming. The junior took third place in state as a freshman and then took second last year as a sophomore. It’s

Horizon’s Heather Kroll takes her takes time as she tries to find the right line to the hole during Tuesday’s state tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. Kroll was Horizon’s only state qualifier in the field.

now pretty safe to assume Kupcho will be a heavy favorite to repeat as state champ next season.

Storming to the top Colorado Storm North Royal boys, coached by Jeff Carroll, won the U16 State Cup Championship and will represent Colorado in national regional championships in Albuquerque, N.M., June 16-22. In the quarter finals, in a classic North vs. South rivalry, number two seed Storm South Copa led Storm North Royal 2-0 when Tyler Hulst and Luke Cangilla each scored goals to even the game late in the second half. In the first overtime period, Trevor Amann scored to put Storm North Royal in front 3-2. Storm South Copa tied the game 3-3 late in the second overtime period to send the match to a shootout. Storm North players Porter Milner, Ramon Olaso, Tyler Hulst, and Nate Dee were a perfect 4 for 4 during the shootout when Strom North keeper Michael Genge stopped Storm South Copa’s 4th goal attempt. Jonathan Clements sealed the deal on the final shootout kick to give Strom North a 4-3 victory. Semi-final game against Fort Collins Arsenal proved to be a defensive battle. Storm North Royal allowed no goals. In the first half, Trevor Amann scored from a

PK making the score 1-0 at the half. Minutes into the second half, Jonathan Clements scored from beyond the 18 yard box to lock up the win. In the final game, Storm North Royal defeated number one seed Colorado Rush Rush. The game was a defensive battle and ended the half 0-0. Just minutes into the second half, Ramon Olaso connected for a header goal to make the score 1-0. Minutes later, Porter Milner and Trevor Amann added goals to push the score up 3-0. Porter Milner added his second goal of the day to make the score 4-0. Trevor Amann added the final goal of the day to finish the rally. Rush’s only score came on a PK late in the second half. Defenders Michael McNeill, Tyler Duggan, Riley Johnson, Tyler Hulst and Kyle Hitzeman were the defensive support for goalkeepers Michael Genge and Justin Johnson. Their defensive efforts allowed only 4 goals throughout the playoff series against teams which averaged 3.2 goals per game during the tournament. Offensively, Trevor Amann scored 4 goals, Porter Milner had 3 goals, Jonathan

Colorado Storm North Royal boys, coached by Jeff Carroll, won the U16 State Cup Championship. Shwon above arefFront row, left to right, Kyle Hitzeman, Tyler Hulst, Jonathan Clements, Justin Johnson, Porter Milner,Tyler Duggan; back row, left to right, Justin Hamm, Mike Genge, Gary Casso, Michael McNeill, Kyle Iftodi, Riley Johnson, Luck Cangilla, Tevin McNeill, Adrain Saldivar, Ramon Olaso, Nate Dee, Trevor Amann. Submitted photo Clements had 2 goals, Tyler Hulst with 2 goals, Ramon Olaso scored 2 goals, and Nate Dee had 1 goal.

Strom North’s Jonathan Clements was named State Cup MVP for the tournament.


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May 29, 2014

Holy Family repeats as state champions Tigers will leave 3A after winning three of the last five titles By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@colorado GREELEY - Holy cow! Holy Family has repeated as 3A state baseball champions with their 8-2 victory over Eaton, Saturday in Greeley. The Tigers have now won three state titles over the last five seasons, as they prepare to jump classifications next season to become a 4A team. Therefore, Holy Family decided to go out in style, leaving 3A as a dynasty under coach Erik Nakayama. But it didn’t come easy. The Tigers had to survive Faith Christian in a 6-5 victory on May 16 and then beat Eaton twice in the double elimination state tournament to claim the title. Holy Family beat Eaton 8-5 on Friday forcing Eaton to have to beat Faith Christian 10-2 that same afternoon for a chance at another shot at the Tigers. Eaton then pushed Holy Family in the championship game taking a 2-2 tie through six innings. The Tigers pounced in the seventh in-

Holy Family senior Zach Trombley hits the ball in the third inning of a game against Lutheran March 29 at Holy Family High School. Photo by Kate Ferraro nings, scoring six runs and leaving no doubt who truly is 3A’s top team. Holy Family’s Devlin Granberg came to bat in the seventh inning with the bases loaded due to the help of a Eaton throwing error. Granberg then ripped a one out single which drove in two runs and then Zach Trombley, Zach Dedin and Jake Tinnon all followed with RBI hits of their own.

At that point the Tigers had to simply record three more outs defensively before becoming state champions — again. Holy Family (24-1, 14-1 in league) was dominant all season long minus a 6-2 loss to Faith Christian on April 26. But along the Tigers’ championship road they were able to avenge that loss to the Eagles by beating them in the state tournament.

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tion of its citizens and repopulation of its country by ethnic Russians. Since independence, Ukraine has aligned more with the west, resulting in escalating tension between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. Recently Russia has sent troops into Ukraine in an effort to protect their interests as Ukraine has destabilized. This has dramatically escalated the crisis. Join Active Minds 1-3 p.m. Monday, June 2, as we explore this delicate situation. Reception is at 1 p.m., and program starts at 1:30 p.m. at Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd., Broomfield. Program is free. RSVP at 303-466-2422.

Monday to thursday/June 2-5 Music caMp “Rock of Ages” music camp is 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday to Wednesday, June 2-4, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Broomfield. Camp is for children beginning kindergarten through 6th grade. The focus this year is several American styles of music both from a historical and Christian perspective. Sign up online at tuesday/June 3 italian classes A beginners level Italian class will be offered 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays June 3 to July 22 at the Westminster City Park Rec Center. Emphasis is on speaking, reading and writing. Italian-born and reared instructor Paola Whitcomb. Call 303-463-6021 for cost and more information. Required textbook is “Italian Now!” by M. Danesi (2012 edition), which us available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. tuesday/June 3 liFetree caFé The dangers of medical mistakes will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. “Doctor Danger: What Every Patient Needs to Know” features a filmed interview with Dr. Martin Makary, a cancer surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.” Admission is free. Contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ tuesday/June 3 liFetree caFe The dangers of medical mistakes will be discussed at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at 1800 E. 105th Place, Northglenn. “Doctor Danger: What Every Patient Needs to Know” features a filmed interview with Dr. Martin Makary, a cancer surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.” Admission is free.

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ARIES (Mar 21 to apr 19) an unexpected development could change the arian’s perspective on a potential investment. Keep an open mind. Ignore the double talk and act only on the facts. TAURUS (apr 20 to May 20) a surge of support helps you keep your long-standing commitment to colleagues who rely on you for guidance. Ignore any attempts to get you to ease up on your efforts. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Family continues to be the dominant factor, but career matters also take on new importance. you might even be able to combine elements of the two in some surprising, productive way.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) a realistic view of a workplace or personal situation helps you deal with it more constructively once you know where the truth lies. Reserve the weekend for someone special. LEO (Jul 23 to aug 22) as much as you Leos or Leonas might be intrigued by the “sunny” prospects touted for a potential investment, be careful that you don’t allow the glare to blind you to its essential details. VIRGO (aug 23 to Sept 22) a friend’s problem brings out the Virgo’s nurturing nature in full force. However, don’t go it alone. allow others to pitch in and help share the responsibilities you’ve assumed. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) a business decision might need to be put off until a colleague’s personal matter is resolved. Use this time to work on another business matter that you’ve been anxious to get to. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Relationships (personal or professional)might appear to be stalled because of details that keep cropping up and that need tending to. Be patient. a path begins to clear soon. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) a promotion could cause resentment among envious colleagues. But others recognize how hard you worked to earn it, and will be there to support you if you need them. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Handling a delicate personal matter needs both your wisdom and your warmth. Expect some setbacks, but stay with it. The outcome will more than justify your efforts. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Resist the temptation to cut corners just because time is short. Best to move ahead step by step so you don’t overlook anything that might later create time-wasting complications. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Use the good will you recently earned with that well-received project to pitch your ideas for a new project. Expect some tough competition, though, from an unlikely source. BORN THIS WEEK: your love of family extends beyond your personal life to include others to whom you generously extend your care and affection. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Summer program offers unique topics for children The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Service Representative Susan Drobniak, announced the Refuge’s summer program schedule and it provides an endless list of interesting and unique topics and adventures for young children, families and adults. A staple event at the Refuge is the two hour Wildlife Viewing Tour in a comfortable touring van. The handicap friendly tours are scheduled periodically throughout the summer starting June 6, through the end of August. What to identify local bird species? The Summer Hike ‘n’ Bird walks will help even the novice recognize backyard bird species. June 7 and Friday, July 22 are dates for this event. For those who enjoy hiking and are curious of what prairie plants may be edible,

June 7 Meg Van Ness will offer up a whole new world of dining outdoors. Birding is a growing passion for those who marvel at the sight, sound and colors of local and migrating birds. June 14 and July 20 field tours will focus on identification of birds so you can enjoy observing feathered friends in your own backyards. Bike enthusiasts will be joining to-

gether June 28 and July 12 for a full tour of the Refuge’s grasslands, wetlands and woodlands. The quiet hours will bring you within sight of a variety of wildlife and birds that occupy the Refuge. Over time since the relocation of bison almost ten years ago, these masterly originals of the prairie have become the Refuge visitor’s favorite wildlife to see. On July 19 the Refuge staff will provide a history and behavior attributes of the bison which will include a field tour for observation of behavior and for photos. In addition to these and other events, fishing opportunities draw serious and novice anglers on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. RMANWR hours for reminder of the year will be sunrise to sunset. For residents in the Arvada and Jefferson County area the Two Ponds National

Wildlife Refuge at 9200 80th Avenue also offer visitor programs. June 7 is National Trail’s Day at Two Ponds with food, tours, and educational activities. Every day is nature walk day at Two Ponds NWR. Self-guided nature brochures are provided to enhance the walking experience plus there are interpretive locations and a main kiosk at the trail head. For additional information and a full listing of Refuge programs at both Refuges call 303-289-0930. The new Visitors Center at 6500 Gateway Road in Commerce City offers additional walking and interactive activities about the Refuge’s history and the wildlife and birds that make the two Refuges their home. Outdoors writer Ron Hellbusch can be reached at

NORTHGLENN NEWS IN A HURRY Kids’ Fishing Derby scheduled

The 26th Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday, June 7, at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, across from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. Anglers ages 2 to 14 are welcome. Check-in is at 8 a.m., with fishing 8:30 to 10 a.m. Awards will be presented at 10:30 a.m. in six age categories and for the overall longest fish. This event sells out every year, so register early. Cost is $4 per child. Register at or by calling 303-450-8800. Sign-up deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, or when all spaces are filled — whichever comes first. Each winner will receive a fishing pole, tackle box and trophy. The grand prize

winner will have the fish mounted as a trophy and receive it at a City Council meeting. Bring your own pole, tackle, and bait, as none will be provided. There will be mementos, snacks and lots of fun for all participants, so come and be part of the excitement. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will even have a fishing clinic and drawings for free fishing poles.

Registration open for Mudapalooza VIII

Registration is open for Mudapalooza VIII, the city’s co-ed adult mud volleyball tournament. The event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Northwest Open Space, 112th Avenue and Ranch Drive. Cost is $325 per team. Registration ends at 8 p.m.

Monday, June 9. Teams are guaranteed at least five games. Each team can have eight to 12 players, with eight on the court at a time. At all times at least half the players on the court must be female. Participants must be at least 18 years old. A part of the proceeds aids the American Lung Association in Colorado. For more information, call 303-4508800 or go to mudapalooza. You can also register online at Use code 19050.

Volunteers sought for flowerbed program

Volunteers are needed for the Flowerbed Partner Program, where persons or

groups adopt a flowerbed to care for during the spring and summer. For more information, please contact Jenni Murphy at 303-450-8904 or

City searches for Most Magnificent Tree Do you know of a particularly impressive tree in Northglenn? Nominate it for “Most Magnificent Tree.” Any tree in the city is eligible. The winning tree’s owner will not be charged their August water bill. Submit a nomination by July 31 to Jenni Murphy at 303-450-8904 or jmurphy@

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ages 55 and older is Friday, June 6. The group will leave at 9 a.m. from the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP by Sunday, June 1, to 303-450-8801 or at the senior center.


Denver presents Tea and Treasures TableScapes 2014, a fundraiser for the benefit of children and seniors. This year’s event includes an amateur table setting competition, a delectable tea, boutique shopping, garden and herb plants for sale and tours of The Bosworth House. Event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, June 5-7, at The Bosworth House, 1400 Josephine St., Denver. Call 303-322-5205 for tickets and information. Go to www.

FISHING DERBY AGES 2-14 are invited to compete in the city’s 26th annual kids’ fishing derby. Check-in is at 8 a.m., with fishing lasting from 8:30-10 a.m. at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Drive. The awards ceremony follows at 10:30 a.m. Competitors should bring their own poles and tackle; none will be provided. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will have a fishing clinic and drawings for free fishing poles. There will be mementos, snacks and lots of fun for all participants, so come and be part of the excitement. Register at 303-4508800 or Registration deadline is Thursday, June 5, or when all spaces are filled



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ROCKY FLATS The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents “Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid” from Friday to Sunday, June 6-8. Programming details can be found at FRIDAY/JUNE 6 SENIOR TRIP LISTEN to ghost tales, crime stories and historical events on a hillbilly-style bus through downtown Denver. Learn about Denver’s corrupt past, promising future and the ghosts and criminals who still form our identity today. This Festive Friday excursion for

TRAILS DAY Celebrate Arvada’s 13th Arvada Trails Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., and at Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, east of Kipling Street on West 80th Avenue. Free hot dogs and ice cream will be provided at both locations. Call 720-898-7405. SATURDAY/JUNE 7 5K/FUN RUN The Down Syndrome-Autism Connection plans its first T21 fun run and 5K on Saturday, June 7. The T21 5K will begin at 8 a.m., with the fun run starting

shortly after. Check-in is at 7 a.m. at Road Runner Sports Westminster, 10436 Town Center Drive. Prizes provided by Road Runner Sports will be given to the top fundraisers. Register at t21funrunand5k. Call Robin Zaborek at 720-309-5825 about sponsorships or for more information. The Down Syndrome-Autism Connection serves those impacted by the co-occurrence of Down syndrome and Autism, known as DS-ASD. Go to or email to learn more.

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May 29, 2014

Website connects donors with class projects Area teachers post class projects on site for funding By Tammy Kranz The TI-Nspire CX Graphing Calculator by Texas Instruments is not cheap — it runs about $115.99 before sales tax. But for an advanced algebra class, these tools are priceless. Cheryl Gerde, a math teacher at Mapleton Expeditionary School of Arts (MESA), is working on getting 30 of these graphing calculators and their software through, and so far has nine in her classroom. “Having these new calculators will allow my students to get past the basics and do higher level mathematical analyses,” Gerde said. “We will be able to have more efficient lessons where everyone can more easily follow along. And, in addition, they will be more empowered on standardized tests like the ACT.” Gerde, whose students come from a high poverty area, will keeping posting her calculator project (requesting three to four at a time) until she reaches her goal. She plans to give the older calculators to a fellow teacher. “I’m very grateful for all of the donors, known and anonymous,” she said. “It is amazing to me that the world around our school would support complete strangers in such a generous way.” was set up

in 2000 as a nonprofit to connect donors with public school teachers. Donors can choose which project they would like to donate to, and can even focus on areaspecific projects by entering in their zip code. “In the past four years, Mapleton teachers have received more than $13,000 in classroom resources from DonorsChoose, funding items such as book sets, NOOKs, iPod nanos, photo editing software, and more,” said Hilary Sontag, executive director of the Mapleton Education Foundation. Teachers work with their school directors to identify items and materials that support creative educational projects, but cannot be funded with current resources. Another area project posted on the website is Allison Alter’s tech project at Thornton Middle School. She is asking for donations to fund three Chromebooks, which run about $250 a piece. “Over 90 percent of the students in my school are on free and reduced lunch,” she says in her project post. “This fact reflects the availability of resources like computers and Internet access in their homes. Many students look forward to coming to school to get a chance to use a computer but, with classroom sizes in the building growing rapidly, they do not consistently get the opportunity.” She said the Netbooks the class has are five years old and many do not work and by adding the Chromebooks, 70 students will have access to the Internet

Students in Cheryl Gerde’s class at Mapleton Expeditionary School of Arts (MESA) test out new graphing calculators that were donated to her class via Courtesy photo by Melissa Johnson/Mapleton Public Schools. and be able to explore the 21st century world. Marilyn Pitcairn is asking for donations to fund supplies for the spring concert performances at Rocky Mountain Elementary in Westminster. The complete total for all the supplies is less than $300. She is requesting money for scarves, which will be used by students to create movement activities. A capo will allow students to perform on the guitar. The

supplies also include instructional resources. “Many of our students come from families with limited resources, and they understand the value and promise of education,” she says in her project post. “Our students love their specials programs, and we consistently have high memberships in afterschool activities such as choir and instrumental ensemble. This creative movement project will

be a memorable experience for our students, and the resources and movement props will be used for future themes related to spring and nature.” ships the materials to the school once a project reaches its funding goal. If a project does not reach its goal, donors are able to choose a new project to support or send the teacher they supported a gift card.

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