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City makes trail improvements Adds 3,350 feet of trail, pedestrian crossings By Tammy Kranz email@example.com The city of Thornton is working on adding 3,350 linear feet of missing trail connections to its system in the next year. The total for the missing trail connections and adding four pedestrian crossings projects will cost $1,173,865. Diane Van Fossen, capital projects and planning manager, said the projects are
being funded through various city matching fund sources such as the Adams County Open Space Grant, Conservation Trust Funds, Thornton’s Parks and Open Space Sales Tax funds and Government Capital Funds. The City also partnered with Federal Heights, Pinnacle Charter School and Urban Drainage & Flood Control District for funding on portions. “The various components of the overall project are in different stages of work,” Van Fossen said. “The Hawk Signal projects are completed with the rest of projects are in construction or in design phase; construction expected to be finished on all projects by mid to late 2015.”
The Hawk Signal projects were at Thorncreek Golf Course across Washington Street and one across Huron Street at Niver Creek Tributary L Regional Trail by Pinnacle Charter School and Federal Heights’ Inca Trail link. Some of the trails that will receive improvements include the Margaret W. Carpenter Park & Open Space trail along 108th Avenue to Colorado Boulevard; Thornton Trail Winds Park & Open Space trail connection from 136th Avenue along west side of Holly Street to the park entrance to connect a loop around the site and provide connectivity to the adjacent school; Grange Hall Creek Regional
Trail, Riverdale Open Space & Prairie Dog Habitat (north of 104th), a connection leads to 104th underpass to Grandview Ponds and Colorado Boulevard, east side, trail reconstruction north of 88th Avenue including new connection along Riverdale Road to Adams County’s 88th Avenue Open Space. The city will also replace a pedestrian bridge over Grange Hall Creek that was washed out during last year’s flood and install a new pedestrian crossing at 112th Avenue crossing at Steele Street to reach the new improvements at Margaret W. Carpenter Park & Open Space.
City eyes digital billboard ad program Northglenn businesses may get discounted rate for ad space By Tammy Kranz
tkranz@colorado communitymedia.com Small businesses in Northglenn that may not be able to afford digital billboard advertising may soon have a chance to use the city’s at a discount. City Council is expected to vote on implementing the Digital Advertising Billboard Signage (DABS) Program during its June 23 meeting. Debbie Tuttle, economic development
Clint Rasti and Nathalie Matamoros with Cooking Matters hand out samples of a banana and almond butter snack during the Health and Produce Fair last July at the Church of God Seventh Day in Thornton. Photo by Tammy Kranz
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Free produce, giveaways at fair Health and produce fairs set for June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 By Tammy Kranz
tkranz@colorado communitymedia.com Learning how to make healthy choices can be a daunting endeavor, but the city of Thornton and its partners are trying to make that easier. On Friday, the first of three summer Health and Produce Fairs will be 9-11 a.m. at Church of Gods 7th Day, 9375 Gaylord St. in Thornton. The fair features about 17 booths aimed at educating people how to live healthy and there will be plenty of giveaways including fresh produce and
vegetables, bike helmets, fruit-flavored water samples, adhesive bandage kits, chapstick and more. “Our goal is to show our community that making health choices can give them a better quality of life,” said Jaylin Stotler, community services coordinator with Thornton. Every year the city of Thornton teams up with the Food Bank of the Rockies, Cooking Matters and Tri-County Health Department to coordinate the fairs, which is designed to give people access to fresh fruits and vegetables and learn about other community resources available. Several booths offer activities for children, coloring stations, learning how to plant seedlings and giveaways — however the focus is on health so junk food will not
be given out, Stotler said. “We won’t be giving out candy — it’s not that type of exhibit or trade show that way,” she said. “But it’s for the whole family — we want to make it fun for kids and teens.” This year professional skateboarder Uriel Luebcke will be at the Testicular Cancer Society booth to sign autographs while information will be available for young males to learn about the disease. “We think having this professional skater come out will be intriguing to our younger audience,” Stotler said. A popular station is the food demonstrations, which will be done by the staff Fair continues on Page 16
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County offers wellness programs for workers Weight Watchers, Fitness Boot Camp available to employees By Tammy Kranz firstname.lastname@example.org As part of its wellness program, Adams County has extended two contracts recently with Fit Soldiers and Weight Watchers. The programs are offered to county workers at a discounted price. “A few people have criticized us for doing these kinds of programs as a waste of money and I want to tell you I think this is some of the best stuff that we do,” said
District 3 Adams County Commissioner Erik Hansen. “Not only does it create a good return on investment for health on our employees and our insurance fund … But frankly, it’s just good for people’s wellbeing.” The board voted 2-0 during its June 10 regular meeting to extend its contract with Fit Soldiers for a Fitness Boot Camp program. Chairman Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, District 2, was absent. The contract with Fit Soldiers will not exceed $31,000. Fit Soldiers will instruct on-site fitness classes twice a week at three county locations and offer meal plans, grocery store tours and customized newsletters. Employees complete six to eight
weeks of classes and pay half of the $75 monthly fee. “As we know, good health and reduced healthcare costs begin with good nutrition and exercise,” said Heidi Casteel with the purchasing department during the June 10 meeting. “By providing Fit Soldiers at Adams County, our employees are provided the opportunity to work out with trained instructors at a convenient location after work and receive nutrition tips and wellness newsletters.” An average of 34 county employees enrolls in the program each month. The board last month approved an agreement with Weight Watchers Health Solutions for a weight loss program for Ad-
ams County employees in an amount not to exceed $28,000. This program offers county workers the opportunity to attend at-work meetings at two on-site locations during the lunch hour and provides discounted membership fees. 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. Staff was unable to provide similar evidence-analysis for the Fitness Boot Camp program because it only recently started collecting data.
adams County Commissioners on the reCord The Adams County Board of County Commissioners voted on the following during its June 9 regular meeting. Commissioners in attendance include Erik Hansen, District 3, and Eva Henry, District 1. Chairman Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, District 2, was absent.
Security services agreement
The board approved by a 2-0 vote to renew an agreement with C&D Security Services for various Adams County facilities, including the Justice Center, District Attorney’s Office, Human Services, Children & Family Services, Aurora Service
Center and on-call services at the parks facilities. The security includes both armed and unarmed guards. The county approved the original contract in 2013 for the following rates: unarmed services at $14.35 an hour, armed services for $15.02 an hour and supervisor services for $16.02 an hour. The total approximate amount for security services is $469,750.
Mosquito control services agreement
The board approved by a 2-0 vote an agreement with Ottertail Environmental Inc. for the 2014 mosquito control services
in the amount of $224,858.12. In 2003, there were 232 cases of West Nile Virus reported in Adams County. At that time the county implemented an aggressive mosquito control program. There were 23 cases of the virus in 2013 in Adams County that were reported to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. There was just a little under $305,000 allocated in the operating budget for this program.
New carpet for jail
The board approved by a 2-0 vote an
award to Empire Today LLC for carpet replacement at the Adams County Detention Center in the amount of $121,716. Many of the carpeted areas in the jail are more than 20 years old and have deteriorated beyond repair. The next regular board of county commissioners meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the Public Hearing Room, Adams County Government Center, 4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Brighton. — Compiled by Tammy Kranz
Celebrations Thornton teen wins creativity award
Wesley Ma, 17, of Thornton was one of 13 young poets and artists ranging from age 7 to 17 to be honored at Saint Mary’s College of California’s River of Words Youth Creativity Award on June 15 in Morage, California. The 2014 winners and more than 80 finalists were selected from thousands of
entries from around the world by contest co-founders Hass, Michael, Raina León, poet and Saint Mary’s professor of education, renowned wildlife biologist and illustrator John Muir Laws and fine arts photographer Chris Wahlberg. To read the poetry or view the art of the 2014 River of Words contest winners and finalists, visit stmarys-ca.edu/row.
Northglenn teen wins scholarship Thornton High School senior Emily Cunis of Northglenn has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal’s Award. Each November, school principals nationwide may nominate one high school senior who demonstrates both academic excellence and strong leadership skills.
Nominees are evaluated on the basis of academic performance, standardized test results, work experience, participation in student activities, community service and their response to the essay question Cunis is bound for Colorado State University this coming fall where she plans to study Biomedical Sciences.
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Open for business at Promenade NURA works on development for former Albertson’s building By Tammy Kranz
email@example.com A majority of businesses at the Webster Lake Promenade plan to be open by Fourth of July. Debbie Tuttle, Northglenn’s economic development manager, announced recent and pending business openings at the new development during City Council’s June 9 regular meeting. “Of the 13 Webster Lake Promenade companies that are going to be opening, five of those are opened now, so that’s great, and we plan on doing another four
openings by July 4 — they all want to be opened before then,” she said. The Webster Lake Promenade includes 56,293 square feet of retail space with six building sites on 10 acres at 120th Avenue and Grant Street. Longhorn Steakhouse was the first business to open in March, followed by Jimmy John’s, Panera Bread, Jamba Juice and Sleep Number. The businesses that have submitted licenses in May and are located at the Promenade include the Café Rio Mexican Grill, which is described as fast casual Mexican food; and Edible Arrangements, which is relocating from Westminster. The other Promenade tenants that have been announced include Genghis Grill (Mongolia stir fry), Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Pacific Dental, Bad Daddy’s Burger
Bar, Parry’s Pizza and Jim `N Nick’s Bar-BQ. Tuttle, who also serves as the executive director of the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority, also announced NURA bought the 56,050 square-foot building at 1000 W. 104th Ave. for $1.6 million. This building used to house the Albertson’s grocery store and Rite Aid. NURA is soliciting proposals to consider different redevelopment opportunities for that site. Other businesses in Northglenn that submitted their license in May include the tobacco store 710 Pipes and Tobacco at 930 W. 104 in the Huron Center; All American Gas Plus, which purchased the former Sam’s Grocery at 10580 Huron St. for a gas and convenient store; Buttercup Learning Center, which purchased the former Taylor
Rainbow Learning Center at 10700 Pecos St. for childcare services; CrossFit Unveiled, which provides personal training services at 475 W. 115th Ave. Unit 3; Fantastic Beauty Salon at 528 Malley Drive in the Malley Heights Center; Jabberwocky Sales, which provides internet sales and services, at 475 W. 115th Unit 5; Joyful Journeys Community Enrichment, 10650 Irma Drive Unit 5, which is a nonprofit providing outreach services and training to at-risk youth and their families; and Keep Kool Car & Truck Repair, 10855 Irma. So far this year the city reports 34 new businesses have opened in Northglenn which has added 487 new jobs to the workforce. There is a total of 871 businesses in the city, 666 are storefronts and 205 are home-based occupations.
NORTHGLENN CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD Northglenn City Council members in attendance at the last council meeting were Mayor Joyce Downing; Carol Dodge and Wayne Dodge, Ward I; Joe Brown and Leslie Carrico, Ward II; Marci Whitman and Kyle Mullica, Ward III; and Kim Snetzinger and Gene Wieneke, Ward IV. Council voted on the following during its June 9 regular meeting:
VALE grant for equipment Council unanimously approved a resolution accepting a grant from the Northglenn Municipal Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) Board in the amount of $23,945.98 to purchase Simunition training equipment. This equipment is a brand of specially engineered weap-
ons, version kits, ammunition and protective equipment designed to work with officer’s own real life weapons systems and will be used to train new police recruits, patrol officers and the SWAT team. The benefit for officers to be trained through the use of Simunition is that officers are exposed to simulated real life scenarios in which they can make mistakes and corrections. There is a financial cost to the city initially. The funds will be reimbursed upon proof of purchase and verification of training using the equipment. Funds to initially cover the purchase are in the 2014 Police Department general fund budget.
Commission membership cap
Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that establishes a maximum number of members that can be appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission. The current ordinance establishing the commission provides that the commission will have no fewer than seven members but does not establish a maximum. As a result, it is possible that membership on this commission could continue to grow to an unmanageable number. Mayor Joyce Downing has requested a maximum number of nine.
Council unanimously approved a
resolution authorizing the city manager to purchase a Ford Transit 15 Passenger Van from Barbee’s Freeway Ford in the amount of $29,030.85. The Recreation Division budget includes funding to replace one vehicle this year. The van will be used for the Recreation Division and by the courts for the Juvenile Division program and other departments as needed. The vehicle scheduled for replacement scored a 13 by Fleet Services — scores 9 or higher indicate “designate for replacement.” The next regular council meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. — Compiled by Tammy Kranz
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like immigration that could turn off moderate voters in the fall. Loevy said that Gessler has done an effective job in soliciting Republican voters through email, which has helped him in fundraising efforts. “But then Gessler, as we all know, has gotten bad press,” Loevy said, referring to a state ethics commission’s finding that he violated ethics rules for using state money to attend an out-of-state Republican event. Loevy said that Beauprez could very well win the nomination, but wonders if his double digit loss in a 2006 gubernatorial race to Bill Ritter still lingers in the
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vvela@colorado communitymedia.com A longtime Republican political analyst said he doesn’t know which of the four GOP contenders for governor will come out of next week’s primary — but it’s doubtful that any of them can beat Gov. John Hickenlooper in the fall. However, the four Republicans who are vying to unseat Hickenlooper take issue with that assessment. Bob Loevy, a retired Colorado College political science professor who has analyzed Colorado politics for decades, believes that Hickenlooper “remains the strong favorite” to win re-election in November, regardless of which candidate Republican voters select to face him in the June 24 primary. “Yes, this is an exciting primary, but what I take away from it is, at the moment, it’s highly unlikely any of these candidates can beat Hickenlooper,” said Loevy, a registered Republican. Voters ballots will have their ballots tallied next week for four Republican candidates next week: former Congressmen Bob Beauprez and Tom Tancredo; Secretary of State Scott Gessler; and former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp. Loevy said that it’s “almost impossible to say who is going to win.”
minds of general election voters. And Kopp might be over his head, according to Loevy. “He just does not have, in my view, enough of a statewide reputation,” he said. “I think the office is way larger than a person with his qualifications can hope to win.” Hickenlooper could be vulnerable if we see a Republican wave sweep across the country in the fall, Loevy said. “Maybe in a giant Republican sweep someone might be able to win a close race against Hickenlooper,” he said. “Unless that happens, this is a race of theoretical interest.”
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see weaknesses in the governor’s record. Beauprez blasted Hickenlooper’s “failure of leadership” on several policy fronts. Tancredo said the governor “kicked the ball down the field” when he granted a temporary reprieve for death row inmate Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1996. Kopp said that Hickenlooper hasn’t provided leadership on the hot issue of local community control of hydraulic fracking. “He should stand up against the radical interests in his own party who want to shut down the oil and gas industry in the state,” Kopp said. And the candidates be-
lieve that Hickenlooper is anything but a moderate, having signed into law bills on gun control, election overhaul and civil unions, to name a few. “Look at Hickenlooper,” Gessler said. “He says he’s a moderate, that’s what he claims. And yet he signs the most liberal agenda in the history of Colorado.” But Loevy feels that the candidates from his own party have their own set of obstacles to overcome. Loevy said that Tancredo benefits from a split field because of a “set block of highly conservative Republican voters supporting him.” At the same time, Loevy wonders if voters might see Tancredo as unelectable, given his unabashed views on issues
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BUSINESS NEWS Dickey’s Barbecue opens Michael and Ingrid Jackson opened their new restaurant, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, June 5. “We were both looking to start a new chapter and we decided to fulfill our dream of owning our own restaurant,” said first time franchise owner Ingrid Jackson. “Thornton has nothing like this! We believe the community will love the fast casual barbecue concept with the meats smoked low and slow on-site every day.”
Jackson was an accountant before suffering a severe head injury in a car accident five years ago. Her husband has owned and operated a construction company for the past 20 years. The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Thornton is located at 9740 Grant St., and the store phone number is 303-920-1777. Details on this new location are posted on Facebook. Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey more than 73 years ago. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise still offers a qual-
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Balance tech time with reading time How do families balance the desire for children to be great readers and love to read when smart phones, tablets, DVD’s, TV, and computers take time away from reading? It’s all about balance and remembering the role of adults in the family. As Dr. Katharine Kersey states,” Always remember that you are the adult and ultimately responsible for the way things turn out. The child does not have your judgment or history of experiences and can’t possibly be held responsible to the ultimate outcome.” Tech Risks for Kids Children ages two on up are spending much more than 15-20 daily maximum recommended minutes on family technology. Add up the possible technology interaction before school, transporting, doing errands, before dinner, waiting, and before bed. Some very young children spend 5-6 hours per day with a screen and not reading or learning how to discuss matters with the family. What Can We Do? Association for the Education of Young Children has some suggestions. Provide people time. Computer games even educational games only provide interaction between the user and the screen. Little children need to interact with other real people to learn social skills and build vocabulary in all areas. Have a turn off all technology time. Talk or provide a box of new library books in the car. Talk about the book content. Have someone read out loud or tell stories. Take books on family trips and have a technology free vacation to reset. Reading time, doing chores, skills practice, and reading could EARN technology time for grade school children. They can read to younger children. Provide some hands- on time.
There is a reason why toddlers and young children touch everything. That’s how they learn about the world. Scale back the screen time and instead stack blocks, make mud pies, make a playhouse out sheets and chairs. Play ball. Reduce Stimulation It’s easy for a young child to get overwhelmed by too much sensory stimulation — loud sounds, bold colors, flashing lights, and endless fast action. Researchers note young children get cranky and easily frustrated after computer time. Instead, go for a walk around the block, play Legos together, read a few books, paint with water on the sidewalk, draw some pictures, or play a board game. Wind down with reading before bedtime. Will young children who are too screen dependent have trouble focusing when higher level math and reading require quiet thinking and intense concentration? Provide Physical Activity Time Screens may provide some mentally stimulating time given the right educational program, but children also need to move. It builds strong muscles and helps children discover what their bodies can do. Can they slide, dig, dance, ride a bike, jump over a log, or play freeze tag? Habits started early often stay into adulthood. See more at grandparentsteachtoo.org or pod casts at wnmufm.org.
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Four Republicans eye 4th Congressional District Gardner’s Senate run opens up House seat By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Four Republican candidates are vying to fill an open 4th Congressional District seat, each touting their conservative values to voters as the June 24 primary draws near. The hopefuls are seeking the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is leaving the House of Representatives in a bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall this fall. The predominately rural district encompasses Colorado’s eastern plains. The district reaches northern cities, including Greeley and parts of Longmont, but it also includes some communities near Denver, including Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree and Elbert County. Gardner has thrown his support behind Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck to succeed him in the CD4 race. Buck — who narrowly lost a 2010 Senate race against Sen. Michael Bennet — is the household name among the four candidates looking to take over Gardner’s seat. “People talk about name recognition, but I think what I have is a brand,” Buck said. “People understand I am a fiscal conservative and I have a passion to reduce
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spending.” CD4 voters are hearing that same message from the other three candidates in the race: state Sen. Scott Renfroe; Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer; and Steve Laffey, a New England transplant who was once the mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island. Laffey lives just outside the district in Larimer County, where he raises cattle. The former head of a Tennesseebased brokerage firm, Laffey is a passionate fiscal conservative who hopes Report to help rein in federal spending, if elected. Laffey has been endorsed by former presidential candidate Herman Cain, a tea party darling. “I’ve never been endorsed by anybody,” Laffey quipped when asked about the significance of Cain’s endorsement. “Politicians hate me.” Renfroe, of Greeley, has represented state Senate District 13 since 2006. A fiscal and social conservative, Renfroe believes that his opponents cannot match his conservative credentials. “I support personhood and traditional marriage,” Renfroe said. “I’m a proven conservative with a proven conservative vot-
ing record. You can say you support things, but until you’ve been on a legislative body and voted on things, there’s nothing to back it up.” Kirkmeyer believes that her work as a Weld County commissioner has prepared her for a seat in Congress. Kirkmeyer, who has a dairy farming background and who once served under former Gov. Bill Owens, said the race is more than just about proving to voters who is the most conservative voice. “Yes, we all have conservative values,” she said. “But, to me, it’s about what have we actually done and accomplished and who is a proven leader and has an understating of how government works.” Kirkmeyer is proud of the 13 years she has spent working in county government. She said that Weld County has no debt and consistently pays tax refunds back to its residents. Like her opponents, Kirkmeyer believes Washington spending needs to be kept under control. “Washington has been overreaching and overspending for years now and we need to get out of that cycle,” she said. In a crowded field, the candidates are doing whatever they can to set themselves apart from their opponents. Recently, Renfroe launched television attack ads against Buck, accusing him of flip-flopping on certain issues. “I think the voters deserve to have all the
facts before making a decision,” Renfroe said, defending his ad campaign. Renfroe is also critical of Buck’s decision to drop his Senate bid and instead opt for a CD4 run. “Is that someone who knows what he wants or is he just looking for a job?” Renfroe said. Buck is used to hearing criticism. During his unsuccessful Senate bid, Buck took heat for remarks he made about women. He also likened being gay to alcoholism. To Buck, all of that is in the past. “I don’t think those statements will hurt me in what we’re trying to accomplish in the 4th Congressional District,” he said. Buck believes that voters will care more about his job performance as DA of Weld County. Buck touts a reduction in crime and the creation of a juvenile-assessment center that he believes has played a role in reducing youth crime and truancy. The winner of the primary will face Democrat Vic Meyers in November’s general election. With the district being weighted in favor of Republicans, the candidates aren’t too concerned about demographic shifts that have worked against GOP candidates at the statewide level in recent years. “I don’t do the Hispanic message or Chinese-American message,” Laffey said. “I just tell people about freedom. I’m color blind. I’m a successful businessman running for office because the nation is broke. All the rest is just talk.”
already come this far, what is it about my new-to-me truck that has me apologizing for its charms? It’s not a question of whether I “deserve” such luxuries – that’s a First-World debate for another column. Rather, it may be the idea, and now the reality, that I own something with bells and whistles I
didn’t necessarily need but now would be distressed to lose, the notion that I have become attached to a “thing.” On the other hand, perhaps the meaning I’ll assign to it over the years will become one of comfort and convenience, as well as safety and reliability. It’s a paradox I’ll have to learn to live
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Welcoming a familiar face to a new place It is a pleasure to welcome Drew Litton to our opinion pages beginning this week. Drew was a staple with the Rocky Mountain News for 26 years until it ceased publication in 2009. Many of us kept up with him through the web, seeing his postings on Facebook and his website. A few months back, I learned Drew was moving back to the Denver area, and I reached out to him. Drew jumped at the opportunity to be printed in our 20 weekly community newspapers with 180,000 plus circulation and on our 19 websites. Drew agrees with me that the community newspaper business is the place to be due to our unique content and close connection with the communities we serve. Place continues on Page 9
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Visit the past or the future? We asked guests at Splash water park in Golden, would you rather be able to visit 100 years into the past or 100 years into the future?
“The future. The past has already been logged so we know what we’ve gone through. The future is all unknown so I think it would be pretty fascinating.” Brian Jackson, Littleton
“I’d travel in the future. I guess to see how the economy gets and just what the world is going to look like.” Josh Manzaneres, Denver
“I’d go 100 years in the future. Technology could advance so we could be more lazy.” Alysia Chavez, Denver
“The future. So I could see what my kids were going to experience and my grand kids.” Emily Borrenpophl, Littleton
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Stormy weather isn’t limited to outdoors Now that I am officially starting my 19th year in Colorado, I think I am finally appreciating the finicky and unpredictable weather that blesses us every season of every year. Maybe it’s my short or foggy memory, but I cannot seem to remember a season with more weather fluctuation since I have moved here. I have traveled professionally and frequently since relocating here from New Jersey, so maybe 2014 is just another typical and ever-changing year here in colorful Colorado, and I’m just not used to all the seasonal changes and storms. But, it’s really not the weather that I want to talk about today, as crazy and volatile as it may be. Instead, I want to focus on another topic that could be considered just as wild and sometimes as unpredictable … our children. As another Father’s Day has come and gone, I am reminded of the roller-coaster ride of parenting my own children over these past 25 years. My youngest will hit 20 in September, so I will officially be out of the teenage era. You know — the one where we move from being seen as smart, brave, funny, and even from time to time goofy mom or dad … to that place where children become embarrassed to be seen with us, deny our existence, and find our sense of humor less funny with each passing corny joke or request for them to pull their pants up above the waist. But I digress. If you are a parent, a friend of parent, an outsider looking in on a parenting situation, then you know exactly what that crazy and unpredictable forecast looks like during those teenage years — don’t you? “Mostly sunny today with a chance of drama,” or “Clear skies in the morning with a lack of respect and appreciation showing up around 3 p.m.” And then there is always this one: “The wind will pick
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up in the early evening, bringing with it a storm front of entitlement and selfishness.” I find a certain beauty and wonder when experiencing the changes in attitudes and behaviors of my children. It is exasperating at times, almost to the point where I’d consider quitting the job of being a dad. But it is also an incredible blessing that keeps me on my toes, astounds me with both their exciting events and little achievements, and it fills me with pride to be a dad even in the midst of their drama, life challenges and experiences, and just every time I am blessed enough to lay my eyes upon them. So let’s remember that crazy, wild, volatile, and unpredictable storms of life will happen. Not may happen, but will happen. And when we embrace the chaos and challenges that our children bring us, love them unconditionally anyway, our umbrella of love will get us through any storm that comes our way. What’s your forecast looking like? I would love to hear all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as we see our storms as blessings, it really will be a better than good week.
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VA failures rub salt in vets’ wounds Legislation hopes to improve current standards in system By Vic Vela
vvela@colorado communitymedia.com George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. The Vietnam veteran believed that treating others well wasn’t about reciprocation; rather, it was a belief that his goodness would show up elsewhere, even if he wasn’t the one reaping the benefit. It’s a good thing that Claggett wasn’t expecting anything in return for his actions toward others, or for fighting in a war of which many wanted no part, because karma wasn’t there for him during the last months of his life — much of which was spent in frustration over his dealings with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It was hell, absolute hell,” said Michael O’Brien, a close friend and Claggett’s power of attorney, when asked what it was like dealing with the VA system. According to O’Brien, Claggett would spend several weeks just trying to schedule an appointment to see a doctor at the VA hospital in Denver. When he would finally obtain appointments, he would sometimes have to wait for hours to see a doctor. Claggett, of Denver, also waited several weeks to receive lab results of a tumor that contributed to his death on May 2. He was 66. “It just seemed like all he was doing was waiting,” O’Brien said. Claggett’s story is one of many that have surfaced in recent weeks regarding systematic failures and corruption within the VA department. “I am absolutely stunned, particularly as a combat veteran, that this agency that’s entrusted to meet our obligations for those who served in uniform can be so incredibly incompetent ... and be so corrupt,” said 6th Congressional District Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican who served in the Iraq War. Last week, Coffman joined every other member of the House in voting for a bill that aims to address some of the issues that have caused veterans like Claggett to receive substandard care from their government. The legislation is a start, say members of Congress, to restructuring a government-run entity that has been failing its soldiers for a very long time. “I am so angry and disappointed,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. “There are too many stories like that.”
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Last week, the House gave unanimous approval to the Veterans Access to Care Act. The bill requires that the VA send veterans to private health providers when the department is unable to provide care within 14 days. The legislation would also ban bonuses for VA employees and puts in place greater oversight over the department’s operations. The bill comes on the heels of a federal audit that shows that more than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months to see a doctor, while others who asked for appointments never received one. Other findings have shown that VA employees — whose bonuses are tied to wait time reductions — falsified reports to hide information about long wait times. Reports have also shown that veterans died awaiting treatment. The scandal led to the resignation of department director Eric Shinseki. Coffman and Perlmutter believe that the legislation will go a long way in helping veterans receive better care, without having to deal with unreasonable — and sometimes
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I gave Drew no real direction in terms of the topics he will draw. For the most part, expect it to be sports related as he has done in the past. His work will give us a better understanding of how many of us feel about a topic. One drawing and a few words can
Michael O’Brien thinks about his late friend George Claggett as he sits in a booth inside a bar that Claggett often frequented, Denver’s Park Tavern and Restaurant, on June 13. On the table sits the cap that Claggett, a Vietnam veteran, often wore. Photo by Vic Vela life threatening — waits. “At the end of the day, it will allow the VA to have a much better system to allow vets options they don’t have now,” Coffman said. Coffman, who is the chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, added an amendment to the bill that sets aside money to pay for court costs that could come as investigations into the scandal continue. Coffman said that employees who were falsifying reports out of motivation for bonus pay could end up facing criminal charges. “There are veterans who have died as a result of manipulating these appointment wait times for financial gain,” Coffman said. “To me, that’s not just a matter of firing people. (It includes) the possibility of criminal charges.” The bill is one of several efforts to change the VA system. Acting VA Director Sloan Gibson has also spelled out a list of reforms that he would like to see made. Perlmutter said the VA’s “arteries have hardened” over the years, due to a culture that has preferred to sweep problems under the rug while hoping that no one notices. “There’s more of a `protect your turf, protect your fanny’ mentality,” Perlmutter said. “There’s so many good people, but there’s others who are protecting their reputation. That’s really a problem within the system.” The Senate passed a similar bill the same week. It’s likely that the two chambers will come to a consensus on a singular piece of legislation in the coming weeks.
The wounded warrior O’Brien said that the last year of Claggett’s life was spent in grave sickness. He was too sick to work. He often had blood in his urine, lost an unhealthy amount of weight and was also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that often brought on flashbacks. O’Brien said that he tried to set up appointments for weeks and when he was finally successful in obtaining one, Claggett waited for more than an hour to see a doctor — who never showed up. Claggett’s peace finally came during the
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early morning hours of May 2. “I gave him some morphine the night before and woke up at three in the morning and I saw immediately that he was gone,” he said. “And the son of a bitch had a smile on his face.” Claggett left O’Brien the little amount of money he had at the time of his death to give to the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization that provides services to wounded
veterans. O’Brien said it wasn’t in Claggett’s nature to “advocate for himself” that he was a Vietnam veteran who deserved better treatment for serving his country. “My question is, why does a Marine have to advocate for care so he can die with a little dignity?” O’Brien said. “Why does he have to push a system to get him aid that we should be bending over backwards to give?”
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‘The Graduate’ tackles decade of change with humor By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com The 1960s were a time a tremendous upheaval in the culture of the country and that change was reflected not only in obvious ways, but in smaller and more subtle ways that show themselves in art. “The Graduate” taps into the undercurrents of unease and turns it into something hilarious, bracing and subversive. “The Graduate,” adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry and directed by Rick Yaconis, will be playing at The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., through June 29. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Due to some sexual situations and partial nudity, the show is for mature audiences only and no one younger than 17 is admitted to the performance. “I think the story fits the time really well but the film version was a little more focused on that,” said Patty Ionoff, who plays Mrs. Robinson. “I think the play is much funnier than the film is.” The story of “The Graduate” centers on Benjamin Braddock (Chandler Darby), a recent college graduate who returns home to his parents bored and disillusioned.
IF YOU GO WHAT: “The Graduate” For Mature Audiences Only due to sexual situations and partial nudity. No one under 17 admitted. WHERE: The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood WHEN: Through June 29 Friday and Saturday - 8 p.m. Sunday - 6 p.m. Thursday - 8 p.m. COST: $24. INFORMATION: 303-232-0363 or www. theedgetheater.com.
Rudderless he finds himself attracted to his father’s business partner, Mrs. Robinson, and starts an affair with the older woman. However, when he meets and falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine (Adrian Egolf), Benjamin has to make some kind of decision about his future for the first time. For Darby, in his first performance at The Edge, he said it was important that he connected to Benjamin, and since he just graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, that was easy to do. “It’s kind of ironic that I was chosen for this part since I am a graduate, and I think the language of the play is very appropriate,” he said. “There is a lot of pressure, especially once you graduate college, and so that’s something I relate to.” Anne Bancroft’s portrayal of Mrs. Robinson is rightly iconic, and some fantastic actresses have played the character on Broadway, so Ionoff said for her it
was important to go her own way on the character. “I looked at the relationship she has with her husband, which is something you get hints about in the play,” she said. “In a way my performance is inspired by some of my mother’s friends who even if they went to college were supposed to get married and stay at home.” Ionoff said that for many women of the 1960s, so much was going on in their country and world and they were mainly relegated to the sidelines. “It must have been so frustrating because they saw all this change, and they weren’t able to participate,” she said. “They were stuck.” For Darby, the show has been a great way to make people laugh while at the same time getting them to think about topics like sex and disillusionment in a different way than normal. “It’s a great cast and people can just dive in and have a great time,” Ionoff said. “It takes everyone back to the sixties and all those changes.” For more information, call 303232-0363 or visit www.theedgetheater. com.
Daniel L. Ritchie, the “godfather” of Denver theater, has announced his retirement as chief executive officer of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Ritchie will continue to serve as chairman of the board of trustees following his retirement as CEO. Ritchie revealed his decision at the June 10 regularly scheduled meeting of the trustees and then to a meeting of DCPA employees. He also is sending a letter to the customers and donors whose support of the DCPA has been the foundation of its success. “This is the right moment for me to step aside and for a new CEO to guide the DCPA into its bright future,” Ritchie said. “The DCPA is poised to move to a new level of creativity with an even warmer embrace of our audience. My full energy will now be focused on board matters, including the campaign to reauthorize the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District in 2016.” Ritchie joined the DCPA in 2007 as CEO and chairman of the board. Upon his appointment, the board and Ritchie concluded that the two positions should ultimately be separated. Today’s announcement completes that plan. Ritchie, who was known as “Dapper Dan” for his sharp attire, led the DCPA through a period of dynamic creative growth and to financial success. Under his leadership, the DCPA expanded its new-play development program, launched three national Broadway touring premieres, conducted two successful matching-gift fundraising campaigns, and served more than 400,000 students through its extensive theatre education programs. He also has been instrumental in diversifying the DCPA’s programming with the development of Off-Center @ The Jones, an experimental theater designed to make theater less formal, more fun, decidedly innovative and appealing to new audiences. Ritchie has made generous personal financial donations to the DCPA and has served without pay as CEO during his entire tenure. But I will remember him most for his “performances” to raise money for DCPA endeavors. One year for Saturday Night Alive, the DCPA’s granddaddy fundraiser, Ritchie embraced his inner rock star with over-the-top enthusiasm. He appeared in a full costume as former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. A search will begin immediately for Ritchie’s successor. He will remain as CEO until his successor has joined the organization and he will work with the new CEO during a period of transition.
Sprouts opens in Englewood
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing natural food retailers in the country, opened its first store in Englewood (5001 S. Broadway) on June 11. This is the 17th Sprouts in the Denver area. Sprouts is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods. The grocery chain offers fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked Parker continues on Page 12
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Celebrating Juneteenth “All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom” by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis 2014, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers $17.99 / $19.99 Canada 40 pages Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed. Oh, sure, you’ll still be in the same bed with the same sheets and jammies. Your room will be the same room you went to sleep in. Your mom will still be your mom and your dad will still be your dad – but it’ll be a whole new day with new possibilities. As you’ll see in the new book “All Different Now” by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, one day can really mean a lot. Every morning, the breeze from the gulf woke everyone up, telling them it was time to start the day in the fields beneath
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Shakespeare down south
The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts announced that “Shakespeare in the Sangres,” the 2014 summer outdoor live theater production executive produced by Rancher’s Roost Cafe, will take place June 19 through July 5 in the Feedstore Amphitheater Park behind the Historic Jones Theater in Westcliffe, in the Wet Mountain Valley west of Pueblo. Two comedy productions will be offered:
the hot Texas sun. Just like every other day, it was time to work and work some more – but there was one day when everything was different, though nobody knew it at first. And then someone told someone else on the edge of the gulf. And that someone took the word to town, and told friends. The friends were so happy that they spread the message around the country. The news was like a wave in the ocean and pretty soon, everyone in the fields knew – and they were happy. They knew that “a Union general had read from a balcony” that everyone was free – not just now, but “forever.” From that minute forward, nothing would be like it was the day before. Everything would “be all different now.” People sang their happiness with faces raised. Others – those who didn’t
think they’d ever see it – cried tears of joy. Some could hardly believe that day had come and they “whispered things” to one another. Since nobody was being forced to work in the fields that day, they all went to the beach for a picnic by the water. Even the sand was changed. Dancing felt new. Food tasted different for those who were free for the first time. Even stories sounded sweeter. And at the end of the day, it was especially nice to walk next to cotton fields that didn’t demand work. It was nice to go to bed, knowing that the next morning and every one after that, the sun would wake everyone up and nothing would ever be the same… In her notes, author Angela Johnson says that a photo of her great-grandparents led her to wonder how they celebrated when they learned of their freedom
“The Comedy of Errors,” a dramatic comedy by William Shakespeare, shows at 6:30 p.m. June 19 and 21; 6: 30 p.m. June 27 and July 4; and 2 p.m. June 29 and July 6. “The Imaginary Invalid,” a classic comedy by Moliere, shows at 6:30 p.m. June 20; 2 p.m. June 22; 6:30 p.m. June 26 and July 3; and at 6:30 p.m. June 28 and July 5. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring blankets and/or chairs to sit on. The park opens one hour before showtime. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for teens and can be purchased at www.jonestheater.com. In addition to the two “Shakespeare in the Sangres” productions, “A Taste of Shakespeare” will be held to kick off the season at 6:30 p.m. June 17 in Studio 2 of the Jones Theater.
That will be determined when gobs of local chefs compete in Top Taco Denver, presented by US Foods, a taco and margarita tasting event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 26 in the Sculpture Park on Speer Boulevard between Arapahoe and Champa streets. VIP ticket holders will be admitted at 5:30 p.m. Top Taco trophies will be awarded by judges and for people’s choice for the Top Creative, Top Traditional Taco and Best Margarita. Tickets are $65 for general admission; $125 for VIP hosted by Patron Private Lounge with bar and specialty menu, private tasting by chef Mark Ferguson, a complimentary three-month Dining Out card, a specialty rare and premium Patron tequila tasting and VIP restrooms. The event benefits The Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation ProStart Scholarship Program. Tickets and more information: www.toptacodenver.
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which, because they were slaves in Texas, came more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. That’s a great way to introduce the pages of historical overview about Emancipation and Juneteenth that follow, but be sure to read the illustrator’s note, too. E.B. Lewis writes about making this book come alive, which he calls his “biggest challenge.” The challenge for you, I think, is talking your 3- to -7-year-old into letting go of this book now and then because they’ll want to hold fast to it. As for you, if you’re prone to saying no to “just one more book,” then “All Different Now” might change your mind.
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CrossFit raises money for Jessica Ridgeway Foundation By Ashley Reimers
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ma and one of the competitors came over to them after she had just done 4 minutes of burpees and said `I did that for Jessica’,” he said. “That choked me up. It was amazing” The Battle of the Badges raised $4,000 which will go to the Jessica Ridgeway Legacy Foundation. Starting last year, the Ridgeway family sponsored a cheer camp for boys and girls using foundation funds, which is continuing this summer, June 30July 3. Before her passing, Jessica enjoyed attending cheer camp at Standley lake High School. The money raised in Battle of the Badges will help support the camp and other community organizations the foundation will donate to in the future. Salazar said he hopes the fundraiser becomes an annual event with more and more people coming out to compete or just support the Ridgeway family. “My goal was 30 teams and we surpassed that, which is absolutely amazing,” he said. “It was just a very fun event and I couldn’t have done it without the people over at CrossFit MOB, they made it happen.” For more information on the Jessica Ridgeway Foundation, visit www.jessicaridgeway.com.
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THS grad earns scholarship
Thornton High School graduate Emily Cunis will receive a $2,000 scholarship from Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal’s Award, a program that recognizes student leaders across the country with more than $125,000 in college scholarships. The annual program selects a national winner, national finalist and national semifinalist for the top awards of $12,000, $8,500 and $5,000 respectively; in addition, the best nominee in each state earns a $2,000 scholarship to help fund their college education. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of
academic performance, standardized test results, work experience, participation in student activities, community service and their response to the essay question, “Please explain how a person believing in you has had a positive impact on your success. What did he/she do and how did it help?” “Emily is a fantastic student and an even better person,” said Johnny Terrell, the principal of Thornton High School, in his nomination letter. “She demonstrates a quiet, polite spirit that is rivaled only by her academic tenacity and propensity for service.”
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Anythink hires new finance manager
Anythink has added a new member to its Support Services team with the addition of Nan Fisher as the district’s new finance manager. A Colorado native, Fisher comes to Anythink with more than 20 years’ experience in both the private and government financial sectors. In addition to being a senior accountant and controller, Fisher was also a financial analyst for the Town of Superior, Colo. As finance manager for Anythink, Fisher will help lead the Finance Department in overseeing the district’s budget and helping fuel innovations. “I enjoy working with the public, and I’m excited to be a part of an organization that helps the community grow and
learn,” says Fisher. “Nan brings years of financial expertise from both the governmental and private sectors, as well as a built-in sense of curiosity and collaboration,” said Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith. “She is a natural Anythinker.”
FuntaztiKidz events kick off
The 2014 city of Thornton FuntaztiKidz program kicked off June 13. Other events are set for 11 a.m. at the Thornton Arts and Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd.: June 27 “Mad Science”; July 11 “Doctor Noize”; and Aug. 8 Red Hot Chili Puppets. Donations of $2 are requested to support the arts and culture programs. Call 720977-5882 for more information.
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NORTHGLENN NEWS IN A HURRY Public art unveiled June 25
The Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF) will unveil six new sculptures-on-loan at the award-winning E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park on June 25 at 6 p.m. Artists will be on hand to answer questions about their pieces during a walking tour after the ceremony. The sculptures will remain in the park through May of 2015. The park is located at 11801 Community Center Drive; just south of the Northglenn Promenade at 120th Avenue and Grant Street. The new sculptures are part of Northglenn’s 14th annual Art on Parade program, an on-loan outdoor sculpture exhibit funded by NAHF and the Adams County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Artists loan their pieces for one year. Park patrons vote for their favorite each season. Dubbed “The People’s Choice,” the winning sculpture is purchased by NAHF and gifted to the City of Northglenn for permanent placement in the city. The sculptures are also available for sale to the public. Northglenn’s annual free summer concert series will immediately follow the unveiling ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with the Wendy Woo Band.
City seeks feedback on Comcast service
The city of Northglenn is a local franchising authority. Any cable company operating in the city must sign what is called a “franchise agreement” with the city. In return for allowing the cable company access to the
city’s rights of way, the cable company agrees to provide a certain level of service and to meet the wants and needs of the community. In Northglenn, Comcast is the only licensed cable franchisee. DirecTV and other satellite providers don’t have to go through this process because they operate over the air. As part of the franchise agreement, the city takes complaints about persistent problems that customers have with Comcast. If you have experienced bad picture quality that hasn’t been fixed or keep having to call Comcast customer service with the same issue, the city needs to know. As the local licensing authority, Northglenn will contact Comcast on customers behalf. Please e-mail cableissues@northglenn. org or call 303-252-3840 to provide feedback.
City recognizes businesses
The city recognizes the following businesses celebrating anniversaries of doing business in Northglenn: 35 years, Wearner Family Dentistry; 30 years, Ram Transmission Center; 25 years, Bellco Credit Union; 20 years, Liaison Japan (home-based occupation*); 15 years, American Family Insurance Humphrey’s, Action Packaging Co., Armadillo Restaurant, Brenda’s Hair Care*, Diamond Shamrock, Good Times Drive Thru Burgers, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Packaging Corporation of America, Precision Carpet Services* and TNT Bowling Pro Shop and more.
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Dawg Bowl IV this Saturday Iconic commentator Peter McNab will announce games By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com LITTLETON – The “Dawgs” just landed a big fish to announce their games. The Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation announced on Thursday that the Dawg Bowl IV Survivors Game, which benefits adult hockey players facing catastrophic illness or injury, will have Peter McNab on
hand to the announcing at the Dawg Bowl IV Survivors Game. The game will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton. But this isn’t just any hockey game. The Survivors Game features players and referees who have survived cancer or other illness or injury in their lifetime. The game has been described as “one of the most inspirational events” in the area and has rapidly gained popularity year after year. The tournament is one of the largest adult hockey tourneys in Colorado with 36 adult teams in 7 divisions (men and wom-
en). There will be food, live entertainment, a “Kids Zone” and special guest appearances on hand. And in addition former NHL player and current Colorado Avalanche broadcaster Peter McNab will be on hand to announce the games. McNab begins his 14th season as the Colorado Avalanche’s television color analyst and is a mainstay in the hockey community. McNab began his broadcasting career for the New Jersey Devils — who were once the Colorado Rockies before moving to New Jersey — during the 1987-88 season
with SportsChannel, which won an Emmy that year for broadcasting excellence. After eight years on the New Jersey airwaves, McNab headed to Colorado for the inaugural season of the Colorado Avalanche. According to their press release, Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the spirit of fellowship via recreational hockey competition, supporting players and player’s families in high standards of health, wellness, and fair play and supporting league and team players in local community outreach.
Van Dyken-Rouen out of intensive care Olympic hero has long road to recovery but remains positive By Daniel Williams dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com ENGLEWOOD – Her positivity after a tragic accident is something that is almost more unbelievable than her recovery. But that is probably what helped make Amy Van Dyken-Rouen the Olympic hero that she is today. Just one week after Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spine in an accident while riding an ATV, she is in good spirits and got good news as she has been moved out of
intensive care to a regular hospital room. “My first transfer to a wheelchair is complete. I was boot scooting all over the halls,” Van Dyken-Rouen said in a captioned of a photo of herself she posted on Instagram. The former world-class swimmer made her first move out of her hospital bed on Saturday and shared a picture of it on her Instagram account. Van Dyken-Rouen said she is keeping a positive attitude as she plans to do her rehabilitation at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Englewood, a hospital specializes in spinal cord injuries. The 41-year-old Van Dyken-Rouen was paralyzed after hitting a curb and being ejected off her ATV in a restaurant parking lot, falling over a drop-off between five and
Sports quiz 1) In 2013, A.J. Pierzynski became the fourth catcher to have 13 consecutive seasons of 100 games caught. Name two of the other three. 2) Name the last team to have three 20game winners in the same season. 3) In 2012, Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o became the third college football defensive player to finish second in the Heisman Trophy voting. Who were the first two? 4) In 2012-13, Miami’s LeBron James recorded his seventh season of at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. Who else did it six times? 5) Cam Ward is the all-time leader in games played in goal for the Carolina Hurricanes, with 461. Who is second? 6) Name the first American Alpine female skier to win medals in three Olympics? 7) Who was the last golfer before Steven Bowditch in 2014 to have a closing score of 76 or higher in the final of a PGA event he won? Answers 1) Johnny Bench, Bill Dickey and Brad Ausmus. 2) The 1973 Oakland A’s — Ken Holtzman, Catfish Hunter and Vida Blue. 3) Alex Karras of Iowa (1957) and Hugh Green of Pitt (1980). 4) Oscar Robertson. 5) Arturs Irbe, with 309. 6) Julia Mancuso (2006, ‘10, ‘14). 7) Vijay Singh won the 2004 PGA Championship despite a final-round score of 76. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
seven feet. Tom Rouen, Amy’s husband and former Denver Broncos punter, immediately came to his wife’s aid, and said she was not breathing when he found her. Luckily, an off-duty paramedic found the two and his assistance helped save Van Dyken-Rouen’s life. The paramedic whose name is unknown had a chance to reunite with Van Dyken-Rouen on Friday as he paid the sixtime gold-medalist a visit in the hospital. Van Dyken-Rouen posted a picture of the pair on Instagram and this caption: “I did Crossfit with this man the day of my accident. Later that night HE saved my life as my first responder. #MyAngel.” Since the accident Van Dyken-Rouen has shared the struggles that she has gone
through on Instagram and Twitter. And one thing that she has obviously not done is feel sorry for herself. Van Dyken-Rouen has remained incredibly positive, despite the fact that she may remain paralyzed. But then again, to be a six-time gold medalist you have to be a ridiculously motivated individual. Always a competitor, she posted this message to her dad who is also in a wheelchair on Sunday: “Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever! Now we can have wheelchair races.” Van Dyken-Rouen, a Colorado State University alum, won six goal medals, with four of those coming in the 1996 Olympics, making her the first American woman to accomplish the feat.
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Senior picnic Northglenn residents ages 62 and older are invited to enjoy fried chicken and all the fixins at noon Friday, June 20, at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Drive. RSVP by June 16 at the senior center or by calling 303-450-8801. Cost is $2, payable at the park. Also open to Northglenn Senior Organization members. Friday to Sunday/June 20-22 Slapstick comedy Creative Revolution Theater Company
presents “The Love of Three Oranges” Friday, June 13, to Sunday, June 15, and Friday, June 20, to Sunday, June 22. Dinner, or lunch for the matinees, are included in the ticket price. The menu includes Renaissance fare. Matinees (2 p.m.) are at the Carpenter Park Amphitheater, 3482 E. 112th Ave., Thornton. Evening performances (7 p.m.) are at Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton. Go to crtc.ticketleap.com to purchase tickets. Visit www.creativerevolutiontheatre.org.
Saturday/June 21 Class reunion Fort Lupton classes of 1953, 1954, 1963
and 1964 are invited to a 50th and 60th reunion celebration on Saturday, June 21, at the Fort in Fort Lupton. Cost of $20 includes food and entertainment. Tours of the Fort start at 4 p.m., and dinner/entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Send reservation request to Sharon Schuyler, 840 Broadway Ave., Fort Lupton, CO 80621. Space is limited; deadline is May 15. Call Sharon at 303-857-6721 with questions. Open to Fort Lupton graduates and their families.
Saturday/June 21 Swing band Sentimental Sounds Swing Band performs 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at the D Note in Arvada. There is no cover charge, and everyone is welcome. Call 303-463-6683 for information. Saturday/June 21 Emergency readiness Get the knowledge and confidence to step forward in an emergency with CPR and first aid class 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Certification is issued at the end of the class and fulfills all state, OSHA and social services requirements. For ages 16 and older. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register. Saturday/June 21 Community debut Enjoy a feather-masked stilt jumper, a Hula-hooper, face painting and cupcakes at the debut of Leyden Ranch in Arvada. Celebration is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
June 21, at 16249 W. 84th Drive.
Blood drive Front Range Community College blood drive, 9-10:40 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, inside the Rocky Mountain Conference Room at 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. Contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-3632300 or visit bonfils.org.
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a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, inside the Parish Center at 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn. Contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
Monday/June 23 Golf tournament A charity golf tournament to benefit
AFA Wounded Airman Program and the local Air Force family is planned for Monday, June 23, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway, Aurora. The tournament is a scramble format and begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Sponsorships are available and donations for a silent auction are welcome. Registration for players and sponsors can be found at www.defensetournament.golfreg.com.
Monday/June 23 Theater auditions Youth ages 6-18 are invited to audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Robin Hood.” Check-in is at 9 a.m. Monday, June 23, with auditions starting at 10 a.m. at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Rehearsals run all week, with two performances on Saturday, June 28. Actors must be able to attend all rehearsals. No prepared materials are necessary. Call 303-450-8800 for information. Tuesday/June 24 Book club The Northglenn Senior Center’s senior book club will read and discuss “The Eyre Affair” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality and literature is taken very seriously. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Brontë’s novel, Special Operative Thursday Next must track down the villain and enter the novel to avert a heinous act of literary homicide. Reserve a copy by stopping by the senior center or calling 303-450-8801. For ages 55 and up. Tuesday/June 24 Divided families How families experiencing conflict and
division can heal will be discussed at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. “A Family Divided: Finding Peace by Letting Go” features the filmed story of a family that struggled with an unwanted teenage pregnancy. Lifetree participants will consider lessons the family learned as they worked through their response to the pregnancy. Admission is free. Contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday/June 25 Sculpture unveiling The Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation will unveil six new sculptures-on-loan at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11801 Community Center Drive. The sculptures will remain in the park through May 2015. Northglenn’s annual free summer concert series will immediately follow the unveiling ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with the Wendy Woo Band. Wednesday/June 25 Neighborhood watch Block captains and anyone interested are welcome to attend the upcoming neighborhood watch meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Drive. Contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@ northglenn. org or Sgt. Brandon Hipp at 303-450-8960 or email@example.com. Wednesday/June 25 New sculptures Six new sculptures chosen for the 201415 Art on Parade season will be unveiled at a public ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11801 Community Center Drive. Artists will be available to answer questions. Contact Michael Stricker at 303-450-8727 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Wednesday/June 25 Summer concert Colorado artist Wendy Woo will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Drive. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move across the street to the D.L. Parsons Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday/June 26 Cooking demonstration Kachina Southwestern Grill executive chef Jeff Bolton will host a cooking demonstration and tasting that will teach the home cook simple recipes that require little to no heat to produce. The event is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Kachina, 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. Reservations are required, and tickets are limited; Your Week continues on Page 16
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at CSU Extension this month and Cooking Matters in July and August. The food used in the cooking demonstration is what will be given out by Food Bank of the Rockies. It is not known until the afternoon before each fair what the Food Bank will have in stock to give out — so it is a quick turnaround for the food demonstrators to create a recipe. Maggie Kennedy, program coordinator with Cooking Matters, said the recipes are generally a summer salsa or lettuce wrap. She said while a lot resource booths at the fair concentrate on access to produce and vegetables — Cooking Matters focuses on the education aspect. “We want to educate people how to use those fruits and vegetables,” she said. “If you get an eggplant but don’t know what to do with it, what good does it do?” Visitors to the food demonstrations get to eat a sample of the food and take a recipe card home with them. People are encouraged to attend all three fairs — the other two are July 18 and Aug. 15, 9-11 a.m. at the Church of Gods 7th Day. There are no residential or income level requirements. The fairs are in need of volunteers, if you are interested you can sign up at www.volunteerspot.com/login/ entry/1114974290072. For more information, contact Stotler at email@example.com.
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manager, presented council with the DABS Program details during its June 2 study session. The city and Mile High Outdoor Advertising entered into an agreement last year for its electronic billboard sign west of Interstate 25, south of 104th Avenue. The city was given access to 30 percent of advertising on the sign to promote city-related events and initiatives. The program divides that 30 percent into eight time slots — two slots still will be
18 years old. Cost is $110 a team. Awards are given to the top finishers. All participants receive T-shirts. Registration deadline is 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. For more information or to sign up, call 303-450-8800.
Home alone Kids ages 10-13 will learn how to stay safe while home alone through interactive lessons, role playing and hands-on training 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Class includes first aid. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/ recxpress to register.
babySitting claSS Babysitters ages 11-13 will learn what they need to know to take care of kids 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Items covered include growth and development, safety, feeding, discipline, diapering and bathing. A CPR/first aid certificate is issued upon completion of the course. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register.
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call 303-410-5813 or go to www.kachinagrill.com
Friday/June 27; Saturday/June 28 yard Sale The Northglenn Historic Preservation Foundation will participate in the Fox Run Homeowners Association garage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28, at Stonehocker Farmhouse, 10950 Fox Run Parkway. Sales made will benefit the foundation. For information, or to donate items for the sale, contact Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing at 720-232-4402 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday/June 28 WiFFleball tournament Gather a team of
three to five players for Northglenn’s 10th annual wiffleball tournament, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Northwest Open Space at West 112th Avenue and Ranch Drive. Participants must be at least
used for city-related events and the other six slots will be sold to Northglenn businesses. Tuttle said the program is designed to provide accessibility and advertising opportunities to small businesses in Northglenn that may not be able to afford the full market rate. “The price that has been given to us is $3,000 per month on the open market to get this kind of slot,” she said. The city is asking $450 a month for a spot that displays for eight seconds every other minute. The city will pay a $450 monthly fee to Mile High Outdoor Advertising to administer the program. The program could potentially generated $27,000 annually for the city if all slots are filled
Saturday/June 28 garden tour Wander through six beautiful Arvada residential gardens 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Arvada Historical Society’s fourth annual garden tour. Tours of the Delva Community Garden at the Wellhouse also are included. Tickets available at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth, starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the tour. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Strollers and pets are not allowed in the gardens. Call Mary Jo at 303-421-2032.
sculptures built by residents and businesses, live music, craft breweries, local retail and food vendors, a Kid Zone and VIP beach party area, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29 at Ralston Park, Arvada. Contact Ashley Garst, Arvada Chamber of Commerce, email@example.com. Go to http:// visitarvada.org/events/sand-in-the-city/festival/
coming Soon WedneSday/July 2, July 9, July 16 concert SerieS The Broomfield Cultural Affairs department presents its summer concert series. Concerts are free and take place at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road. Call 720-887-2371, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.attheaudi.com for details. Schedule includes: 101st Army Dixieland Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2; Stanleytones Bluegrass Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9; Six Foot Joe and the Red Hot Rhinos, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16; Margarita Brothers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23; Modnicks, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Saturday/July 5 pHotograpHy club Forney Museum of Transportation presents Photography Club Saturdays. Build your portfolio with uninterrupted tripod photography
Saturday and Sunday/June 28-29 beacH party Sand in the City, featuring sand
each month. There was brief discussion that the money generated could be used to reinvest into businesses in the city through grants. “Not only are you getting retention and stimulating businesses and so forth but you’re making some money that can be put back into possibly redevelopment or back into NURA (Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority) for other things, grants and so forth,” said Ward II Councilwoman Leslie Carrico. Ward IV councilmembers Kim Snetzinger and Gene Wieneke did not like the idea of giving up advertising space to businesses. “I think there are a lot of things we could put on the sign pertaining to the city
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operations and city activities and events and I think that takes priority over advertising the businesses,” Wieneke said, adding that businesses are important but so were things the city is doing. Snetzinger pointed out that if the program really was to help businesses, why charge them at all, why not just charge them a small fee to help cover the costs of administration. “I don’t disagree we should put things there about the city, but I think we should promote our businesses also,” said Mayor Joyce Downing. The city also has advertising slots on the digital billboards at the Northglenn Marketplace and Boondocks Fun Center along I-25.
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Racers and supports relax and enjoy some free food after the Metro North Chamber of Commerce Chamber Challenge 5K on June 11 in Thornton. This event was created in 2005 to promote better health and wellness in communities and those doing business in the communities. Photo by Ashley Reimers
Personnel with the North Metro Fire Rescue District and Northglenn Police Department were invited to the annual Northglenn Senior Center’s Local Heroes BBQ last month. Courtesy photo by Sara Farris/NMFR
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or to register, go to www.wellnessatbridges.com or call 303425-2262. Space is limited.
time among antique cars. Sessions are offered the first Saturday of the month. Come for two hours before we open to the public. Registration required. Sessions limited to 25 participants. For a copy of the museum’s photo policy, including rules and regulations, email email@example.com or call 303-297-1113. 2014 dates are June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6. The museum is at 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver.
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RecuRRing events thRough June health classes Bridges Integrative Health and Wellness
at Lutheran Medical Center offers affordable community health and wellness services and classes. Health coaching also is now offered; contact Shannon Levitt at 303-425-8045 or Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Class offerings include prenatal yoga, mom/baby yoga, foam rolling, healthy weight, stress relief, and more. Classes are at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave. For information
theateR camps Colorado ACTS presents several summer production classes. Students will perform two or three times. To learn more, or to register, call 303-456-6772, email email@example.com or go to www.coloradoacts.org. thRough July 31 aRt display An opening reception for “The Return of
Flower Power,” watercolor paintings by Anne Martinez, is 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and listen to music on the patio. The work is on display through July 31. Contact 303-426-4114 or www.aarrivergallery.com.
5752 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. To register or for information, call Joey Miller at 303-948-8175 or go to www. highermindhealing.net
tuesday/July 8-31 gaRdening camp Junior Master Gardener certificate program offers hands-on learning about plants, water, soil, conservation and more. Session B is for grades 6-8, and returning students, and is July 8-31. Classes are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8412 N. Alkire St., Arvada. Contact Emily Grilli at Emily.Grilli@co.nacdnet.net or 720-544-2873 to register. Go to www.jeffersonconservationdistrict.org/urbanagriculture/jmg-program/. thuRsday/July 10
summeR social Ward I in Federal Heights will have a summer social 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Carstens Park. Go to www.fedheights.org
monday/July 7; aug. 4
led light Higher Mind Healing is offering free LED light
theateR academy BackStory Theatre Academy’s performance classes will perform this summer at the Broomfield
sessions 4-7 p.m. Monday July 7 and Aug. 4 at Soul Treasures,
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Auditorium. The 2nd-4th grade performance exploration class presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 6 p.m. Friday, July 11, and “Charlotte’s Web” at 6 p.m. Friday, July 25; the 5th-12th grade performance workshop presents “King Midas” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12; the kindergarten and 1st grade make believe and beyond class presents “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” at 6 p.m. Friday, July 18; the 6th-12th grade enter stage write class presents an original play at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26. For tickets and information, call 303-460-7777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.backstorytheatre.org.
FRiday/July 11, aug. 8 conceRt seRies Community members are invited to enjoy summertime music in a picnic-style setting at the Anythink Foundation’s backyard concert series. Concert are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays at the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Lineup includes Gora Gora Orkestar, June 13; Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band, July 11; and Jonny Barber & The Rhythm Razors, Aug. 8. Money raised from food and drink sales benefit the foundation and future Explore Outdoors classrooms at Anythink. Donations can be sent by texting NATURE to 50155.
SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF JunE 16, 2014
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Things that usually come easily and quickly for the Aries Lamb might need more of your time and attention during the next several days. Try to be patient as you work things out. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) A changing situation can create some complications. But if you apply that sensible Bovine mind to what seems to be a hopeless tangle of confusion, you’ll soon sort things out. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Creating a new look for your surroundings is fun. Expect to hear mostly positive comments on your efforts, as well as some wellintended suggestions you might want to note.
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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Maybe you’d rather do anything else than what you’re “stuck with” right now. But if you stop complaining, you might see how this could lead to something with real potential. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Even a proud Leo ultimately recovers from hurt feelings. However, a damaged relationship might never heal unless you’re willing to spend more time and effort trying to work things out. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22)There are lots of changes on the horizon, so be prepared to make some adjustments in your usually fine-tuned life. One change might even impact a personal decision you’ve been putting off. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Being the dependable person you are could work in your favor for a project that requires both skill and accountability. But check this out carefully. There could be a hidden downside. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to nov 21) A temperamental outburst about a mishandled project causes some fallout. Be sure to couple an apology with an explanation. A new opportunity beckons by week’s end. SAGITTARIUS (nov 22 to Dec 21) Changing horses midstream is usually unwise but sometimes necessary. Examine your options carefully before making a decision. A trusted colleague offers good advice. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) While much of your time is involved with business matters, fun-time opportunities open up by week’s end. Enjoy yourself, but be careful that you don’t overspend. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A “revelation” opens your eyes to what is really going on in the workplace. What you learn could make a difference in your career path. Continue to be alert for more news. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) not wanting to make waves might be the safest way to deal with a difficult situation. But no substantive changes can be made unless you share your assessments with others. BORN THIS WEEK: YYou have a way of talking to people that makes them want to listen. You could find a successful career in politics. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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SENIOR HUB SUPPORTS THOSE WHO SUPPORT OTHERS
One of the most demanding jobs in life is to provide constant care for someone else. When it is your child the positive reinforcement can make it a pleasure. The coos, the smiles the playfulness bonds us together. When it is your spouse who can’t remember your name, can’t take care of their own
personal needs and refuses to go near water (think bath or shower) it can be frustrating, exhausting, depressing and appear never ending. Those of us caring for a relative may have help available at a moments’ notice but usually the caregiver has little or no break from what has been called the “36 hour day”. This term refers to caring for an Alzheimer’s patient but many people who care for someone with a terminal or debilitating illness feel the same way. It is the feeling of never catching up, never getting enough rest and feeling hopeless, helpless and abandoned all at the same time. Who will understand our concerns, questions, and personal needs? Other
family members are “too busy”, have children, live far away or are afraid of what they have seen and won’t get involved. It is usually our fellow caregivers that show us the empathy, concern and understanding which lightens our burden and gives us an outlet for our feelings. Those feelings can be complex, contradictory, and confusing but we feel them and expressing them allows a release and a healing which is always facilitated in the presence of other caregivers. If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or a long term illness a support group will share experiences and offer friendship, advice, mutual support, and a non judgmen-
tal ear. Members constantly comment about how being in the support group makes their lives a little easier. They see what others have gone through and this gives perspective on their own situations. Sometimes we see we don’t have it as bad as others, or we realize that others have gone through what we have and survived with their health and sanity intact. Join us at one of our monthly meetings. Let us help you care for your loved one. It is as simple as making a phone call to 303-426-4408 and ask for Mary or Pam for more information.
NEW FACES SERVING RURAL SENIORS
For many years The Senior Hub has provided care and services to elders living in the rural parts of Adams and Arapahoe counties. Today we’d like to introduce you to some of our newest staff who help make our Rural Meals on Wheels and Homecare programs run. Katy Hickson, our Rural Meals on Wheels Coordinator, joined us in February of this year. She manages all our volunteers who deliver meals along the I-70 corridor including the towns of Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers and Deer Trail. The Rural Meals on Wheels program provides food for people over the age of 60 years and who are considered homebound either by health reasons or geographically isolated. One program delivers 5 frozen meals to clients homes by The Senior Hub volunteers
once each week. An alternative “Market Basket” option is available that provides monthly delivery of 10 frozen meals, plus fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, bread, cereals, dried fruits, crackers, peanut butter, and canned goods totaling the equivalence of 25 meals. All deliveries are made by very dependable volunteers who have undergone thorough background checks. If you know of someone that is interested in our rural meals on wheels programs for themselves or if you know of someone that could use the program, please contact, Katy Hickson at 303-817-0570 or email email@example.com
SPRING HAS SPRUNG WITH WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS Many thanks to all our 2014 Spring Cleanup individuals and groups who took a Friday or Saturday morning out of their busy schedules to assist seniors with raking, cleaning patio furniture, washing windows, cleaning out gardens and trimming bushes and otherwise get their yards ready to enjoy for the summer. A thank you card received from one of our seniors says it all:
“I want to thank you so much for all your help. It would have taken me several days to do what you did plus a great deal of pain.” Camille G in Aurora
Special thanks to those groups and individuals who continue to return year after year to participate in this project. You all “Make a Difference!” The Johnson Family of Parker, CO Trey Sipes Addis Betew of First Bank North Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership class Trisha Bramwell Mountain Range High School students Target Castle Rock employees Christen Richardson and Friends Cristian Gamez Panuco Sandoz of Broomfield Sovereign Grace Church Gary Osburn The Breakaway Group Pam Lynch Denver First Church of the Nazarene Shopneck Boys & Girls Club of Brighton Target Englewood Employees Armando Pena (I-25 and Arapahoe) ADT Always Cares (ADT Security employees)
Our new Homecare Coordinator for rural services is Colleen Wallace. Colleen is busy working with older adults living along the I-70 corridor- specifically in Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Watkins and Deer Trail. Colleen completes a phone interview with local seniors and provides a free in-home assessment to determine what services are needed. She will
then arrange homecare workers who will provide personal care, protective oversight, assistance with bathing, light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, companionship, etc., that will help these seniors remain independent and safe in their own homes for as long as possible. For a free inhome assessment or information on any of these homecare services please call: Colleen Wallace at 303-358-2511 or E-mail at Cwallace@seniorhub.org
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL
ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ GOLF TOURNAMENT
Beautiful day on the course at Riverdale Dunes in Henderson, CO All proceeds will support The Senior Hub and the services we provide to older adults throughout Adams County and our service area. For more information visit our website at www.seniorhub.org Call 303-426-4408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can YOU lend a hand? Please complete this form and mail along with your donation to: The Senior Hub, 2360 W. 90th Ave., Federal Heights, CO 80260 You can also donate online at www.seniorhub.org
Please join us in our mission to care for those who need your helping hands and caring hearts.
YES, I want to help! Donor Name_____________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________City_____________State___Zip_______ e-mail_________________________________________________________________ I would like to donate: ___$1000___$500___$250___$100___$50___$25___Other (amount:______) Pledges for ongoing support can now be made by calling the office at 303-426-4408. Credit cards also accepted.
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Published on Jun 19, 2014