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Old grocery store turning into school New America School moving into south Thornton By Tammy Kranz

Marco Dorado of Thornton holds a cake during an event at Westminster’s Front Range Community College campus on July 18. The event recognized legislators for their work on a bill that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities. Behind Dorado, from left to right, are state Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver; Metro State student Alejandra Delgado; Olivia Mendoza of the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization; and Alvina Vasquez of Campaign for a Strong Colorado. Photos by Vic Vela

ASSET youths thank lawmakers State bill grants immigrants in-state tuition By Vic Vela Undocumented youths held events statewide on July 18 to send Colorado lawmakers one message: Thank you. Immigrant students held celebrations with state legislators to say thanks for their roles in the passage of a bill earlier this year that allows undocumented students in Colorado the ability to attend state colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates. Senate Bill 33 was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper in April. The socalled ASSET bill — Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow — allows all students to pay in-state tuition rates, so long as they are high school graduates who have attended a Colorado school for at least three years. The bill finally passed the Legislature after several unsuccessful attempts over a 10-year period. Celebratory events were held in Aurora, Colorado Springs, Longmont, and at the Westminster campus of Front Range Community College, where state Rep. Cherilyn Peniston told attendees that getting the bill through the General Assembly this year was a top priority. “You don’t go down to the legislature to represent laws, you go to represent people,” Peniston said. “And that’s what this bill meant for me.” Hannah Brown, a coordinator of outPOSTAL ADDRESS

Rep. Cherilyn Peniston, D-Westminster, listens as Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, speaks during an event that celebrated a law that allows undocumented students in Colorado to attend colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates. reach and enrollment at Front Range, said that prior to ASSET becoming a reality, she would have “difficult conversations” with immigrant students about the cost of attending college. But on the day that Hickenlooper signed the bill into law, Front Range campuses saw “several students coming in, asking about how to enroll,” Brown said. “It’s really been a much more positive conversation with those students because

we can offer them much more opportunities than we have in the past,” Brown said. The law aims to help students like Sonia Gutierrez, who lives in Westminster. Gutierrez came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was two years old. She didn’t realize, until she was 16, that she was undocumented. “How do you explain that to a child?” Gutierrez said, who recalled her parents

More progress is being made with the city’s efforts to revitalize the southern portion of Thornton. Charter Stone Capital announced on July 9 that it has acquired and is redeveloping the former Albertsons’ grocery store at 88th Avenue and Washington Street. The company is converting the 38,000-square-foot building, which has been vacant since 2006, into a state-ofthe art charter high school, New America School. “We are extremely excited to embark on this redevelopment project which we believe will provide many benefits for local Thornton area residents,” said Michael Searls, president and chief investment officer of Charter Stone Capital. “The completed building will not only provide a beautiful, safe, and much needed permanent home for New America School’s Denver campus, but will also enhance the aesthetic of the local neighborhood and provide a catalyst for additional redevelopment throughout the surrounding community.” According to Chris Molison, the city’s development director, the redevelopment of the building has already sparked interest in the entire shopping area, approximately 19 acres. “It’s big enough to house a variety of uses,” he said. He added those uses could be office space, small retail and multifamily housing. “It wouldn’t surprise me if something takes off in the near future.” Workers have already started renovation of the building, and work should be finished by 2014. The gut renovation of the building will include both interior and exterior improvements. “The school will move into the building upon completion of the renovation this December over their holiday break,” said Stephanie Cusack with Charter Stone Capital. “The school will operate in another location for the first half of the 2013-14 school year.” Cusack said expected enrollment is more than 400 students. Molison said 400 students at that school could spark additional revenue for surrounding retail and restaurants. He said the redevelopment of the building would have both short- and long-term benefits to that neighborhood and the city as a whole. Charter Stone Capital is a real estate investment fund focused on the acquisition and development of education related real estate.

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No far-off land for these missionaries 10:45 a.m. Bob, 65, sits on a low shady wall in the small quiet park sandwiched between the state Capitol and Civic Center in Denver. Headphones in one ear, he is listening to Rush Limbaugh, his belongings packed tightly into the bulging backpacks on either side of him. Along with a few other men perched farther down the wall or lounging under leafy trees, he is waiting. 11:10. The park is suddenly busy. Within minutes, a cluster of young men and women have set up white tents and tables upon which a buffet of food begins to appear. 11:45. A line has started to form as trays of chicken shish kebab are brought to the tables, now laden with bowls and trays of watermelon and fruits, potato and green bean salads, chocolate chip cookies, water, lemonade and other flavored drinks. “They give a good meal,” says Bob, eyes crinkling under a blue winter cap, the muffs pinned above his ears, three binder clips snapped on the brim. A sparse, black beard and mustache streaked with thick gray whiskers frame his tanned face. The food is good. But the conversation is better. “They’ll talk to you,” Bob says. “It’s pretty neat.”


They are young Catholic missionaries, who since Thanksgiving 2011 have turned the second Saturday of the month into Lunch in the Park for the homeless in downtown Denver. With help and donations from church volunteers around the metro area, they bring home-cooked meals to Lincoln Park, in the heat of summer and the cold of winter. But the real gift they bring is one many take for granted — someone to talk to, someone to listen, a human connection. “This lunch is wonderful,” Bill, 60, says in a soft voice as he sits on the grass, eating. “But that doesn’t even touch what they’ve done for me. ... I got a lot of my dignity back from them.” The missionaries of Christ in the City, a Catholic service organization that asks young people between 18 and 29 to

dedicate one semester to a year working with the poor and other marginalized segments of society, come from throughout the country. They hope to grow spiritually while ministering — mind, body and spirit — to those in need. They find connections to resources and mental health support, if needed. They provide food, sleeping bags, clothes. They talk about God, if asked. But more than anything, they offer friendship. Under a blue tent just across from the buffet, Kati Belsole places a statue of the Virgin Mary on a card table in preparation for the recitation of the rosary, which takes place before food is served. She is 23, from New York, with a degree in theology, and she talks passionately about her desire to share God’s mercy with the poor and homeless. But “part of our ministry is just that conversation element, showing people they have dignity and they’re worth it,” she says. “They’re worth it just because of the fact they’re a person.” She arranges a vase of red and white fabric roses next to the statue, along with a large crucifix and wooden rosaries she’ll hand to those in the park who want them. “We really want to know the person, their joys and their struggles,” Belsole says. “It’s a relational thing. We really try to remember people’s names and their stories.”


Bill will tell you his story is one of redemption. The missionaries found him on the 16th Street Mall nine months ago. He was drinking every day. “They would stop and talk to me.” A

slight man, he wears wire-rim glasses and a cap. “Without fail, if I was there, I would see them.” He pauses, takes a bite from his plate. “Well, I’ve had people make a little effort, but I’ve never had anyone come every day that I could count on.” Recently, Bill says, a car hit him as he was crossing a street. The collision put him in the hospital for three weeks. “They would come see me every day, pray for me. When I started getting better, they still came by.” Raised in the Catholic faith, Bill began talking about God. “They helped me get my life back spiritually, even physically.” He has not had a drink, he says, in five months. He is living at Samaritan House shelter, working toward a job and his own place. Early next month, he will see his sister from Indiana for the first time in 1½ years. “They’ll just take you on a human basis,” Bill says. “People who have been in the position I was in, we just don’t have many people who we can talk to on a normal level, whatever that might be. And they gave me confidence to talk to other people I normally wouldn’t have talked to.” He is quiet. “I don’t know how to put into words how thankful I am.”


Alex Lambis, 23, is a college graduate from Orlando with a degree in interpersonal communication. He spends two hours each day wandering the streets of Capitol Hill. He has come to know many of its homeless residents well. There’s Zachary, artistic and creative. And Art, tender and caring. Bernie is open and genuine. Jessica — loving, motherly. “I’ve had people ask me why I’m out there every day,” Alex says. “I say, `We’re just out here, to hang out with you guys and see how you’re doing.’ ... I think the constant presence makes a difference. It takes perseverance and constant effort and not giving up on people.” Alex has learned much about faith and human dignity from his friends on the street. He’s become more compassionate, he says. And “I’ve come to realize there is beauty that can be drawn in the middle of

suffering — even if the situation is bad and ugly, good can be drawn from it.” On this Saturday in the park, he sits down next to Jessica. A pretty mother of two, she is 32. She has carefully braided her hair and shadowed her eyes. She wears hoops in her ears and bracelets, a bright red sundress and pink fingernail polish. She is homeless, she says, because of a series of bad decisions. Her children are with her mother. Jessica savors the home-cooked meals. “They’re always made with love, and that’s what gets me.” She is grateful, too, for Alex and the others. “They pray with us, and we need all the prayers we can get,” she says. “They’re here for us, for me. Just being there and listening.” She glances at Alex, arms hooked around his legs, whose year in Denver is almost over. “He’ll be leaving soon,” she says. “And then I’ll have to start all over.”


1:15 p.m. Tables have been cleared and leftover food given away. Pockets of people remain, sitting on the ground or standing, missionaries and their street friends still deep in conversation. “The ‘64 Wildcat — the red one I was talking about?” a man with long, gray scraggly hair and beard says to his young listener. “That’s what it was called?” “I had to replace the windshield because it was cracked and I had to replace it with a clear windshield. I said, `Man, this windshield looks like my forehead!’” The two laugh. And the laughter lingers, its echo of a simple joyous moment a sweet reminder about the transforming power of human connection. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303-566-4110.

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a liver was available. “It was a great moment in our lives,” said the 56-year-old. “I don’t know if there are words to explain how it feels to have a new chance at life.” On July 21, Pinkney and the surgeon who performed his nearly 9-hour surgery, Dr. Igal Kam of the University of Colorado Hospital, participated in the 14 annual Donor Alliance 5K run/ walk at Washington Park in Denver. “Each July, thousands who’ve been touched by the lifesaving gift of donation and transplantation gather to celebrate life at the Donor Dash,” said Sue Dunn, president and CEO of Donor Alliance. “Transplant recipients often walk in honor of their donors’ lives and in celebration of the miraculous gift they were given. Donor families walk in memory of their loved ones and in reverence to the selfless gifts they gave. It is the people who make this

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Scott Pinkney, of Northglenn, shakes the hand of Dr. Igal Kam, of the University of Colorado Hospital. Kam performed a liver transplant surgery on Pinkney in 2011. This is the second year the men paired up to participate in the Donor Alliance 5K run/walk, this year at Washington Park on July 21. Courtesy photo

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Art on Parade kicks off 13th season Six sculptures vying for People’s Choice honor By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@ourcoloradonews. com As power walkers and joggers wind their way along the pathway around Webster Lake at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn, they are greeted by six, new towering sculptures. These art pieces are part of the Northglenn Arts and

Humanities Foundation’s (NAHF) Art on Parade, a program that allows community members to vote on their favorite piece to become a permanent fixture in the city. “This is such a great program for our community,” said Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing. “It allows our citizens the opportunity to be involved from the beginning of the process by selecting the final six sculptures on loan in the park, and also by allowing our residents to have a voice in the selection by voting on the piece they like and want


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the city to purchase.” The art will be on exhibit until May 2014 at the park, which is across from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. The winner of the “People’s Choice” award will be purchased by NAHF and gifted to the city for permanent placement. This is the 13th year of the program. “Art on Parade and the People’s Choice are an extraordinary way to enhance the beautification of Northglenn,” said Michael Stricker, the city’s cultural programs supervisor. “Adding sculpture to our parks, trails and roadways enhances the aesthetic qualities of Northglenn and increases the quality of life.” The 2012 Art on Parade People’s Choice sculpture was Bee My Honey, a bronze sculpture featuring a bear reaching toward a beehive in a tree, by Colette Pitcher from Greeley. NAHF purchased the sculpture for $16,800 and the city is still determining where to place it permanently. NAHF awards the winning artist $1,000 and buys the sculpture, using funds from the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), per capita funds from the city and private donations. Stricker said the city’s permanent collection is worth nearly $400,000. Stricker said the program received more than 50 art submissions from across the country this year. The selection committee is made up of citizens, park visitors, City Council members, Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation members and Metropolitan State University of Denver art students. “For the first time the final six sculptures are all from out of state,” Stricker said. “The artists’ residence is not a criteria in the se-

Bee My Honey is the winner of the 2012 Art on Parade People’s Choice Award. The Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation purchased the sculpture and gifted it to the city to put on permanent display. Courtesy photos lection process, but it does show the reach of the program.” This year’s six on-loan sculptures are: Windswept, by Barry Ferich, of Nevada. The 7-foot piece is made of recycled aluminum power line and has a price tag of $5,400. Tower, by Suzanne Kane, of New Mexico. This 8-foot

piece is made of steel and stoneware ceramics and costs $6,000. Caught Up, by C.J. Rench, of Oregon. This 8-foot piece is made of stainless steel with powder-coated elements and is $25,000. The Loadstone, by lugufelo, of Florida. The 10-foot piece is made of aluminum and costs $18,000.

The Shaman, by Pokey Park, of Arizona. The 3-foot piece is made of bronze and costs $10,000. To The Core,, by Michael Ford Dunton of Utah. The 7.5-foot piece is made of yule marble, steel and LED light, and is $25,000. People can vote for their favorite sculpture online at until Nov. 1.

Walkers at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn pass by Windswept, a 7-foot sculpture made of recycled aluminum power line. Windswept is one of six sculptures at the park that are part of the annual Art on Parade. People can vote on their favorite one to become a permanent fixture in the city at www.northglennarts. org.. Photo by Tammy Kranz

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Kick off your Saturday shoes Anythink hosts National Dance Day event By Tammy Kranz Anythink has found another way to crush the stereotypical ideas of how a library should look and how patrons should act in them. Instead of telling visitors, “Shhh,” Anythink is asking them to dance. To celebrate National Dance Day, the library district is hosting a free group performance at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. “It’s the fourth year of National Dance

Day, and we’ve been interested in doing this all along,” said Ronnie Storey-Ewoldt, public services director with Anythink Libraries. “Part of our aim is to foster a sense of community, for Anythink to provide experiences. And along with some of our internal staff programs and our community gardens, we like to encourage physical activity as a means to maintaining good health. That aligns with National Dance Day’s goal.” Broomfield Academy dance instructor Julie Cutright has choreographed a dance to the 3-minute, 17-second song, “We Got the World” by Iconic Pop. Storey-Ewoldt described the song as hip-hop/contemporary, bouncy and fun. “We asked Julie to make this accessible enough so that people who don’t think of

themselves as dancers — whether teens, kids, families, adults — all would be able to learn the dance in one session,” she said. Cutright said she was happy to be part of the event because she has dedicated her life to finding ways to share dance with others. She pointed out that every culture’s history is interlaced with dance because it is a universal language everyone can speak. “I believe that dance is a joyful eruption of the human spirit, a perfect synchronization of body, mind and spirit,” she said. “National Dance Day is an opportunity for dancers and non-dancers to experience this phenomenon together.” Anythink hosted two practice sessions this past weekend and will host another 5-5:45 p.m. today (Thursday, July 25) at

Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Storey-Ewoldt said that even if people didn’t make it to a practice sessions, they can still participate. “We’ll run through it all together the morning of National Dance Day, as well,” she said. “And of course, everyone is welcome to come be part of the audience. You never know — you might be prompted to join in.” The performance will take place in the parking lot of the library. National Dance Day was created by Nigel Lythgoe, “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation copresident. It is a grassroots campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles and combat obesity through dance.

Thornton teacher views satellite launch in Florida Experience will help ignite classroom learning By Ashley Reimers STEM Launch teacher Robin Hockey had the opportunity of a lifetime, something she’s dreamed of since she was a little girl. The eighth-grade teacher had an up-close viewing of the launch of the U.S. Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite while aboard the Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral U.S. Air Force Station in Florida. “Personally I was just so excited to see the launch,” she said. “I have never seen a launch before and this is something I have dreamed of since I was a kid.” Hockey is in the National Science Teachers Association’s New Science Teacher Academy Fellowship Program, which provided her the opportunity to spend two days, July 18-19, in Florida.

The program chooses science teachers to participate in a year-long professional development program to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Hockey’s fellowship program is sponsored by Lockheed Martin. “Lockheed Martin understands and values the importance of providing training and resources to teachers so they are better equipped to teach the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians,” said Emily Simone, Lockheed Martin’s director of community relations. “We are proud to be a part of this program and excited to provide some realworld examples of science and engineering in action.” While in Florida, Hockey toured the Orion MultiPurpose Crew Vehicle Operation and Checkout Facility, and met with Lockheed Martin management and representatives of the U.S. Navy. She said the experience would allow her to bring

back first-hand knowledge of a spacecraft launch to her students. She said she’s excited to use the experience to come up with more ideas and ways to teach science and engineering content to her students. “Through this fellowship program I’ve been able to learn so many new skills and ideas for teaching that I’m so excited to implement in my classroom next year,” she said. “Being able to listen to engineers discuss their designs and how they work to make things better is something I look forward to telling my students.” As a teacher, Hockey strives to teach her students to be critical thinkers and problems solvers. She plans on teaching her students that even real-life engineers and scientists struggle to figure things out, just like students sometimes do in the classroom. “When students learn critical thinking skills, they can take that into the real world in whatever they choose to do,” she said. “They don’t have to be

adams counTy news in a hurry Adams County Fair Dreams Big with food drive

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions is challenging its members to participate in a service project, “Dream Big 2013,” and set an industrywide goal of collecting 20 million pounds of food at fairs and festivals this year. The Adams County Fair is partnering with 9 Cares Colorado Shares to meet their own goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of food donations. The fair will accept nonperishable food donations on Friday, Aug. 2. Everyone making a donation of one or more cannedfood items will receive $1 off an unlimited rides wristband.

To receive the discount, bring your canned-food item to the carnival office on the midway. Food collected at the Adams County Fair will go to local food pantries. The types of foods most needed include: • Brown or white rice (1 lb. bags preferred) • Canned fruits and vegetables • Canned spaghetti sauce • Hamburger and tuna helper • Canned and boxed meals such as soup, chili, stew, mac and cheese • Canned or dried pinto beans • Peanut butter The Adams County Fair takes place July 31 to Aug. 4 at the Adams County Regional Park, 9775 Henderson Road, Brighton.

a scientist or an engineer, they can do anything professionally, but they will need to know how to make informed decisions. I’m working to teach them how to make their own determinations so they can be successful in life and be able to make life decisions.”

STEM Launch teacher Robin Hockey had an up-close viewing of the launch of a the U.S. Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite on July 19 at Cape Canaveral U.S. Air Force Station in Florida through the National Science Teachers Association’s New Science Teacher Academy Fellowship Program. Hockey, whose sponsorship in the fellowship program is provided by Lockheed Martin, is pictured in front of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, MAVEN, spacecraft at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company production facility in Denver just days before her trip to Florida. Courtesy photo

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Program digging deeper into public policy An additional in-depth view on a tough question is always valuable. That’s the result we are hoping for following the announcement last week of an economic measurement initiative backed by several regional entities and tasked to be conducted by the Business Research Division of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The school will run the program on behalf of main funding sponsors the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., the Denver South Economic Development Partnership and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable. This econometric model developed by Regional Economic Models Inc., or REMI, promises to break out costs, benefits, positives and negatives of state issues in greater

our view detail for lawmakers, business leaders and in turn the public. The first project will take on Initiative 22 — expected to be on the ballot in November — which is a great choice. Gov. John Hickenlooper has already given an initial nod to Initiative 22, the type of tax measure that usually needs a push from the sitting governor to have a shot. The initiative asks voters to increase the state income tax rate from 4.63 to 5 percent for those making an income of $75,000 or

question of the week

What do you like to do during rainy weather? Last Friday was a sunny day, a break from the stormy weather we’ve been having. We asked people at a health and produce fair in Thornton what they liked to do most during rainy weather.

“Watch a movie, I like cartoons.” Katy Rohde Denver

“Sleep in and watch a good movie.” Rini Pfeifer Denver

“Probably research on of my projects. I’m working on respite care right now.” Brittany Grace Thornton

“When it’s storming out I like to sit in the doorway in the back of my house and watch the rain with my dog beside me.” Lori Beierle Thornton

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less and 5.9 percent for income above that amount. Under the measure, the Legislature has put forth a plan to infuse the state with about $950 million for education. We are starting to see many questions generated about what the real impacts will be and where the money will actually go. So we are very pleased to see this economic model launched in time for this momentous decision. Typically in coverage of these major measures, we come across various evaluations, but too often the information comes from parties with clear interests — in extremes that can extend from hardened opposition to increased taxes to open arms for all funding for education. Kevin McCasky, president and CEO at Jefferson County Economic Develop-

ment Corporation, is among those who welcomes the added analysis. He said that while the state does well breaking out the expenditures behind major policy changes, the full fiscal impacts are not as clear. In addition to producing more complete analysis, he said the econometric model will be neutral, not colored by political frameworks. We have been reminded that the econometric model is a tool, but at first look it appears to be a very good one. Our hope is that this new analysis offers a valuable breakout that covers key factors quickly and clearly in a way that cuts to the core of issues more quickly. Further we hope to see the process have an impact in the vetting process for public policy in formative stages.

Remember to serve Did you know that in the Concordance of my Bible, there are 20 entrances under the headings “servant/service/serve.” The T’ao te Ch’ing has been described as a “strategic treatise on servant leadership.” And in one translation of the Koran, the word “servant” appears 128 times. Service is such a central tenet of so many great religions and philosophies that it’s somewhat astonishing how little emphasis we put on it our culture. Notwithstanding the universal respect our military and police garner, the idea that a gifted student or charismatic young person should seek to put themselves into a position of service is practically anathema in this day and age. Sure, we call many people “public servants,” but how many of them actually serve anything other than their own reelection bids? “Ask not what your country can do for you” has, in 50 short years, become “ask how much your country can take away from someone else in order to give it to others.” We’ve all gotten used to hearing the voices of our public servants during the build up to an election, when they all need more money to buy advertising, but how many of us ever have one of our elected come down the block just to see how they can help or what needs to be done? Indeed, it’s so bad that the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives felt compelled a few months back to publicly complain that some of her staff had to take paycuts. This one elected official was complaining that some of the 18 taxpayerpaid staffers in her office — some of whom make six-figure salaries — were no longer making enough to buy lunch in the Capitol cafeteria. Got that, all of you hard-working commoners who take a brown bag lunch to work every day? Some staffers of a Congress-critter can’t afford to buy lunch every day. Now, aren’t you ashamed of yourself for not wanting to send more tax money

to Washington, D.C.? The political class long ago forgot that they are supposed to be serving the people — they’ve become an aristocracy unto themselves, completely isolated from the difficulties of most peoples’ daily lives. It’s no wonder that one wit quipped “Washington is 60 square miles surrounded by reality.” With our “leaders” treating their service with such contempt, is it any wonder that service has fallen out of the lexicon of virtues in the rest of the country? But we shouldn’t make the mistake of confining the idea of service to those who get paid to serve, for good or for ill. There is such value in having a “servant’s heart,” whether in uniform or not, that every organization lives and dies by the little acts of individuals that go unnoticed, unheralded and unrewarded. Whether it’s the guy who gets to the office 5 minutes early every morning to start the coffee, or the woman who gives up 10 minutes of lunch to straighten up the copy room, or the kid up the street who gets up 15 minutes early to make sure that the elderly couple’s sidewalk is shoveled after a snowstorm, serving others — just because — may be the most truly powerful act anybody can do. So, this week, try something: ask yourself “what can I do today to make somebody else’s day better?” You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish! Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Another birthday, hard to imagine Today as I write this column, I’m reflecting on my 81 years of life. Yes, I’m having my 81st birthday today. Lots of folks make having another birthday a big deal, but I don’t. Notice I said, “I don’t,” but my family does. They shower me with beautiful birthday cards, lunches and dinners, flowers and gift cards and lots of telephone greetings. I don’t know about you, but birthdays were not celebrated at all in the large family I grew up in. I remember only one time my mother saying, “Today is your birthday, Viola.” Sure we had lots of cake, but not one cake had birthday candles on it. That’s probably why, to this day, I could let the

day slip by. Of course my children always got birthday greetings, but we never went overboard. Because there were five children, each only got to have a party at ages 6 and 12.

Many times they chose to ignore the party and just hang out with friends. Bob’s mother loved birthdays, she always sent her card a month early so she wouldn’t forget it. Every year she sent $5.00 and every year I bought a new pair of white tennis shoes with the money. Maybe it was the time of year that made having a birthday party out of the question back in the day. July 20th was usually right in the middle of the harvest season and canning of the garden vegetables was also in full swing. Anyway, the children want me to have a birthday so I will sing happy birthday to me, enjoy all the hoopla and hope I stay in good health for another year. And if I can’t

NORTHGLENN NEWS IN A HURRY Fundraiser for Adopt Colorado Kids

A fundraiser for Adopt Colorado Kids will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. It is free to the public and will include a charity raffle, more than 30 vendors and a display by the Colorado Heart Gallery of portraits of children waiting to be adopted. The money being raised will go the Adopt Colorado Kids to fund the Colorado Heart Gallery.

NMFR collects for A Precious Child

North Metro Fire Rescue District is accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies for A Precious Child, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides basic essentials to disadvantaged and displaced children living in the North Metro area. All school supply donations received will ensure that disadvantaged children in our local communities are equipped with the proper backpacks and school supplies to get them ready for the upcoming school year. Donations will be collected until Aug. 16 and can be dropped off at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters or fire stations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Northglenn drop-off locations are Station 62, 10550 Huron St.; and Station 63,

10941 Irma Drive.

Free summer concert

Triple Nickel, a five-piece group performing today’s Top 40 country covers, classic rock and Americana-country originals, will perform for free at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at E.E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, across from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive The city’s Free Summer Concert Series — Saddle up for Summer — wraps up with Triple Nickel. In case of inclement weather, the show will move across the street to the D.L. Parsons Theatre and begin at 7 p.m.

Mayoral candidacy announcement Gene Wieneke announced his candidacy for the position of mayor for the City of Northglenn. He said during his last six years as a member of the City Council he strived to represent the residents of Ward 4 and protect the best interests of all residents. Prior to serving on the council he noted he worked on a charter amendment that is currently preventing the use of water/sewer funds for unrelated purposes. He said he wants to refocus the municipal corporation to provide the services residents requested at a more reasonable cost.

How to stay healthy at summer fairs The season of summer festivals is in full swing. Whether it’s the county fair or a music festival, vendors are dishing up food that’s often disastrous to healthy eating plans. Some of the unhealthiest fare at the fair is fried, included fried Snickers bars, deepfried butter, funnel cakes, and chocolatecovered bacon. With calorie counts ranging from 450 to 1,000, these popular festival foods can quickly sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Dena McDowell, M.S., R.D., nutritional expert for TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, along with The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, offers these ideas for controlling calories while still having fun at the fair.

Snack First

If you are leaving for an all-day event, start your day with a healthy, protein-rich breakfast — for example, peanut butter on toast with fruit and yogurt. If you’re off to enjoy an evening concert, before you go, snack on vegetables, low-fat cheese, nuts, and fruit.

Get Your Exercise In

Why not wear a pedometer and challenge yourself, family, and friends to walk 10,000 steps (about five miles) while you’re at the fair? Increase your mileage by grabbing a map from the visitor center and heading to the sights at the opposite end of the grounds first.

Quote of the week

“It’s not how old you are, it’s how young you feel.” My Dad, William Beste, who was 72 when he wrote his autobiography. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned... Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

THORNTON NEWS IN A HURRY Judge Roughneck performs for summer concert series

Judge Roughneck, a band that plays SKA/reggae, will perform for free 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Carpenter Park Amphitheater, 3482 E. 112th Ave. The concert is part of the city’s summer concert series. Anthony’s II will offer pizza for sale at the concert.

Artists’ submissions sought for Senior Center art project

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council is looking for just the right artist and just the right outdoor art project to install at the Thornton Senior Center. The council has advertised for a Colo-

rado artist to create an exterior work of art at the center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd., with an approximate budget of $75,000. Artists have until Aug. 30 to submit their proposals, and the council’s decision is expected in October. The goal is to have the artwork installed by May 2014. Possible locations for the art piece include, but are not limited to, the patio and picnic area south of the front entrance, the landscaped area between the parking lot and Dorothy Boulevard at the front of the building, the rear entrance area either near the large patio, or an area closer to the rear parking lot that now has a bench and wood chips. For more information, visit www.


Ashley L. Cunningham, of Northglenn, was named to the 2013 spring semester provost’s honor roll at the University of Wyoming.

The provost’s honor roll recognizes undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours, with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the semester.


Plan Ahead

Many larger fairs, festivals, and theme parks list vendors with healthier menus right on their websites, so you can check out your options before you go. Look for grilled meats and try substituting fresh or grilled vegetables for french fries. You’ll cut the calories and benefit from more fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Skip Sauces

Limit high-calorie condiments like mayonnaise and dipping sauces or skip them altogether. If you can’t live without sauces, dressings, or mayo, ask vendors to serve them on the side, so you have more control over how much you eat.


Try sharing a favorite treat with a friend or family member to reduce calories, fat, and sodium intake and to keep portion sizes in check. An added benefit: you’ll save yourself a few dollars.

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Limit Drinking Your Calories

Alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine coolers can add an extra 100 to 150 calories per serving. Other calorie-rich beverages include fresh-squeezed lemonade, fruit smoothies, and regular soda. Balance your consumption of sugary or alcoholic drinks with water, which will help you stay hydrated - especially on very hot afternoons.

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Assumption Catholic Church announces 91st annual festival By Tammy Kranz When the aroma of sausage sandwiches, pizza frittas, Mexican food and roasted corn permeates the air around Welby, residents will know without looking on their calendars that it’s time for Assumption Catholic Church’s annual Bazaar. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Welby will hold its bazaar 6-11 p.m. Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27; and 4-9 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the church, 2361 E. 78th Ave. “The parishioners at Assumption Church have been putting on a bazaar for 91 years now, so they know a thing or two about how to do it right,” said Chris Frank, a fourth-generation parishioner. “Though it is called a bazaar because of the many booths with games, raffles and food, many of the old timers still call it a feast, which comes from the Italian ‘festa’ or holiday.” The church began more than 100 years ago as a small parish for the farmers of the area, and the bazaar was originally held in November when the parishioners had finished the farming season, Frank said. “The bazaar was held indoors at the school along with a spaghetti dinner,” he said. “When the parish grew too large to fit indoors, around 1960, they decided to move the date to the summer and hold it outdoors. The spaghetti dinner was ultimately sepa-

‘The main benefit of the bazaar is to celebrate the tradition and build community for a parish that is the cornerstone of Welby.’ Chris Frank, parishioner rated from the bazaar and is now held in the spring.” Frank said the event is the biggest fundraiser for the church and the pre-K-through-eighth-grade school. Annual attendance is about 5,000, with nearly 250 volunteers making it all happen. “The main benefit of the bazaar is to celebrate the tradition and build community for a parish that is the cornerstone of Welby,” Frank said. “Some of the families that run many of the booths have been doing it for generations, and they have it down to a science. It is also a time for people who have moved away to come back and catch up

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 2361 E. 78th Ave. in Welby, will hold its 91st annual bazaar July 26-28. The event is the biggest fundraiser for the grade school and church. Courtesy photo with old friends.” Along with a variety of food,

the bazaar will feature a 50/50 cash prize raffle, children’s games

and rides, and live music by the DeLeone Brothers Band.

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A visitor enjoys the Rocky Mountain Ropes course. Photos by Clarke Reader

Getting lost in a

maze of fun

Adventure park at Heritage Square adds to area’s history By Clarke Reader Visiting Heritage Square is like taking a time machine into the past, but the thrills that Miner’s Maze Adventureland have brought to park has updated the fun and added a little excitement. The Miner’s Maze Adventureland is open at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. E103 in Golden, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Miner’s Maze has been at Heritage Square for four years, according to Jared Vasold, who created the park with Greg Gallavan. The two have another play area in Colorado Mills Mall called Buckaroos, and Gallavan owns Amaze N’ Mazes, which has built mazes all over the world, including in Spain and Jamaica. They also have mazes set up at Winter Park and Steamboat. “We’ve been in the fun industry for years, and are always looking for ways to expand what we’re doing here,” Vasold said. “Every year we’ve opened we’ve added at least one or two new things.”

This year the new additions include the Rocky Mountain Ropes — which is a two-story high ropes course consisting of 25 elements in a 72-by-35-foot airborne structure that hangs over the Miners Maze — and the Lazer Maze Challenge — where visitors navigate an indoor maze made of lasers. “We like active attractions, and my partner and I really value family time together,” Vasold said. “One of the best parts of the ropes course is that we can have people doing the maze while others attempt the ropes course above them.” For the ropes course, visitors are secured in a harness with a 10,000-pound capacity before beginning the course that follows a track leading from one challenge to the next — including swinging from multilevel swings; riding a skateboard across a tightrope, stepping across swaying discs, jumping across multilevel platforms and climbing over hanging barrels. In the Lazer Maze Challenge there are four play levels and 20 different laser segments that create easy, medium and

Children play in the Water Walkerz at Miner’s Maze Adventureland.

expert chalIf you go lenges so that WHAT: Miner’s Maze all ages and Adventureland abilities can explore the darkWHERE: Heritage Square ened maze in 18301 W. Colfax Ave. E103, different ways. Golden Vasold said the new attracWHEN: Monday to Saturtions are really day: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. popular, but Sunday: 11 a.m to 8 p.m. some of the mainstays of COST: Admission - free Adventureland RidES: $4 to $10 including the Silver Springs iNFORMATiON: Bungee and 303-278-4386 or www. Water Walkerz minersmazeadventureland. are still favorcom ites of visitors. One of the classic rides that’s still around is the Rio Golden Railroad train ride, which takes passengers on a loop of the entire park. The train ride also gives passengers a chance to chat with engineer Rich Purcell, who has become something of an expert on Heritage Square’s history, and is eager to answer any questions about it. “I asked for a corner office with a view and they gave me four windows on an amazing view,” he said. “My favorite part about working here is the scenery and the kids.” For Purcell, Heritage Square hearkens back to a time when there was no admission fee to amusement parks, and families were just able to pay for the rides they wanted. “I feel like this is the last of the family parks,” he said. “These are the kinds of parks that I grew up with, and I’m proud that we really cater to families and kids.” Purcell said the renewed interest that Vasold and Miner’s Maze has brought to Heritage Square has really rejuvenated the area, which is part of Vasold’s goal. Vasold said that the attractions can also be used for team-building exercises, which is an area he would like to expand to next. For more information on Miner’s Maze Adventureland, call 303-278-4386 or visit

IKEA in Centennial donated nearly $60,000 of products in comfort kits for families forced out of their homes during Colorado’s Black Forest Fire in June. In all, 800 kits were created; 500 for adults and 300 for children. “There really wasn’t a question of if we’d do something to help our neighbors, it was a question of what we’d do,” said local marketing, PR, and community outreach manager Annie Boeckman. IKEA Centennial co-workers brainstormed product ideas to include in the kits. Each bag contained basic necessities focusing on eating, sleeping, and hygiene. “The products chosen for the bags were a team effort,” Boeckman said. “Our coworkers put themselves in the mindset of an evacuee and thought about what they’d need if they had to up and leave at a moment’s notice.” Each IKEA bag contained a pillow, blanket, towel, water bottle and utensils for eating and writing. The child kits also contained markers, paper and a soft toy to keep them entertained during a stressful situation. IKEA Centennial realized firsthand results of their efforts in an email from an IKEA visitor on July 2: “I want to thank you for the kind packages you sent to the Red Cross to help those in the Black Forest Fire! My sister lost everything, but had toys for her grandkids to play with because of your kindness.” It took just five days to pull more than 10,000 products, set up an assembly line on the store’s receiving dock and have co-workers assemble the bags. Many IKEA employees came in early or stayed late knowing time was of the essence for the evacuees. The New Jersey IKEA transport team, in charge of setting up trucks for product delivery to and from distribution centers, quickly contracted a 53-foot trailer to transport the bags to Colorado Springs. The kits were delivered to the American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Center on June 21 and distributed by Red Cross volunteers the following week.

Panzano chef competes

Elise Wiggins, executive chef of Panzano in Denver, will represent Colorado at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans on Aug. 3. One of the most prestigious culinary competitions in the United States, The Great American Seafood Cook Off emphasizes the importance of cooking with domestic and sustainable seafood. In New Orleans, Wiggins will compete against more than a dozen top seafood chefs from across the country for the title of “King” or “Queen” of American Seafood. The chefs will prepare dishes that showcase sustainable fish. Garrett Wiggins, Elise’s younger brother, will act as her sous chef at the event. Interestingly, Wiggins grew up in West Monroe, La., and moved to Colorado to pursue her cooking career. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Louisiana and represent Colorado at the Cook-Off in New Orleans,” said Wiggins, whose restaurant, Panzano, has a Four Diamond rating from AAA. “I look forward to meeting chefs from other states as we help spread the word about the importance of sustainability.” Wiggins didn’t disclose her recipe for Parker continues on Page 20


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WINE TASTING The annual Indulge wine tasting event for CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is Thursday, July 25, and will include plenty of wine tasting, food, music, silent auction, chocolate desserts, live auction and more. Tickets are now available. Contact THURSDAY/JULY 25 CONCERT SERIES Bring the whole family to McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St. in Olde Town Arvada, for concerts and performances that are part of the Apex Summer Concert Series. Enjoy rhythm, blues and funk by Mojomama at 7 p.m., Thursday July 25. Call 303-425-9583.

FRIDAY/JULY 26, AUG. 2 FRIDAY FUN Youth entering fifth through ninth grades this fall can go on a trip from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday all summer as part of Friday Fun Days. On July 26, spend the morning at the Big Time Trampoline Fun Center before swimming at the Northglenn Recreation Center in the afternoon. Bring a sack lunch, swimsuit and water, and make sure to wear athletic clothing. Register by July 24. On Aug. 2, take a trip to Family Sports Center to ice skate, play laser tag, scale the climbing wall and more. Pack a sack lunch and wear athletic clothing. Register by July 31. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www. FRIDAY/JULY 26 GOLF TOURNAMENT The fifth annual St. Joan of Arc Golf 4 Life tournament is Friday, July 26, at Hyland Hills Golf Course, 9650 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster. Call 303-279-3003. The event includes the tournament, lunch and an auction. Proceeds benefit pro-life programs in Arvada and Denver, and St. Joan of Arc capital projects.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY/JULY 26-28 CAMP COMFORT Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice’s 2013 Camp Comfort is July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

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the competition, but did reveal its name: Colorado Kokanee Salmon Celebration. The fish comes from Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado. Wiggins is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and she was named Colorado Chef of the Year in 2005. “I am pleased that Chef Elise is bringing a taste of Colorado to the Tenth Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off,” said Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, which produces the cook-off. “Each year we bring a new and diverse group of America’s most talented chefs to New Orleans, and it is fast becoming apparent that 2013 will be the most exciting year yet.”

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SATURDAY/JULY 27 ICE CREAM Ice cream social to celebrate Steve O’Dorisio’s candidacy for Adams County Commissioner is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Rotella Park, 1824 Coronado Parkway South. MONDAY/JULY 29 BLOOD DRIVE Church Ranch Office Park hosts a community blood drive from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, inside the Bonfils mobile bus at 7237 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

MONDAY/JULY 29 DOG TRAINING Training With Grace dog training center offers free talks from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. On July 29, the talk is titled “Ding Dong!” In this talk, we will focus on door manners and greetings, sitting politely for petting, management and training. Six working spots available for a $25 donation to the Grace Fund.

TUESDAY/JULY 30 BLOOD DRIVE The City of Westminster hosts a community blood drive from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, inside the Bonfils mobile bus at 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit TUESDAY/JULY 30 LIFETREE CAFÉ Society’s response to those who suffer with mental illness will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Mental Illness: Breaking the Silence, Overcoming the Shame,” explores the isolation often experienced by those with mental illness — and by their loved ones. The program features a filmed interview with Amy Simpson, author of the book “Troubled Minds.” She grew up with a mother who was later diagnosed with schizophrenia. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or

Earlier this year, organizers of The Great American Seafood CookOff encouraged states to hold a qualifying round or appoint a chef to compete in the event. There are currently 16 chefs registered representing such states as Alabama, Alaska, Mississippi, New Mexico and South Carolina. John Besh won the first The Great American Seafood Cook-Off in 2004 with a dish of pan-roasted Louisiana blackfish with corn, crab and caviar. The 2012 Cook-Off Crown went to Chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant in Portland, Ore. Chef Gourdet prepared a dish of slow-cooked Oregon Chinook Salmon featuring butter clams, bacon dashi, porcini, roasted heirloom tomato and crispy sea greens. The 2013 Great American Seafood Cook Off will take place on Aug. 3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

during the Louisiana Foodservice Expo. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is the chief sponsor of the event. More information is available at www.GreatAmericanSeafoodCookoff. com. “I know it seems crazy for a chef from a landlocked state like Colorado to compete in a national seafood competition but I’m getting these great Kokanee salmon from Blue Mesa, caught by fishing guide Robby Richardson from Sport Fish Colorado. I can’t wait to get back to Louisiana and win this thing,” Wiggins added.

Wine time

It’s almost getting old, but Wine Spectator magazine gave Boulder restaurant Flagstaff House its Grand Award for the 30th straight year. The Grand Award is Wine Spectator’s highest honor, awarded to restaurants that demonstrate


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SUMMER CONCERT Northglenn’s free summer concert series Saddle Up for Summer concludes July 31, with Triple Nickel. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, across from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. In case of inclement weather, the show will move across the street to the D.L. Parsons Theatre and commence at 7 p.m.


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THURSDAY/AUG. 1 OUTDOOR CONCERT Friends of Broomfield plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Pick up and drop off at Friends Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. The group is going to the Nacho Men outdoor concert at Flatirons Mall. Dinner is not provided, so please eat ahead of time. Register by Monday, July 29. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at info@ or 303-404-0123 to register and for information about cost. THURSDAY/AUG. 1 HISTORY PROGRAM Historic textile consultant Megan Heulman will talk about the clothing women decided to wear on the historic trails of the western United States and how they cleverly adapted their garments and accessories in “Dressed to Head West: Clothing of the Overland Trails” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield. RSVP by calling the library reference desk at 720-887-2350 or via email at The Broomfield Depot Museum is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 303-460-6824.

THURSDAY/AUG. 1 SHOW FOR kids Entertainer Jim Jackson returns with a show about the adventures of Busker, the mischievous circus dog, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Using puppetry, juggling, magic and hilarious stunts, Jim and Busker take everyone on a fun adventure. Great for kids in kindergarten through third grade. Call 303-450-8800 for information.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/AUG. 2-11 THE PLAYER’S Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents “Mama Won’t Fly,” a cross-country race to get Mama to her son’s wedding. Show runs from Aug. 2-11; show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. The Festival Playhouse is at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-422-4090

passion and commitment to their wine programs. Wine Spectator also gave a Grand Award to Aspen’s Element 47 based on its wine selections. All of the wine winners will be announced in the magazine’s August 31 issue, which hits newsstands on July 23. Twenty-eight Colorado restaurants earned Best of Award of Excellence and 68 were mentioned for Award of Excellence. For more information, visit www.winespectator. com/restaurants/search.

Way to go, dude!

Former Denver Post reporter Mark Obmascik’s second book, “Halfway to Heaven,” has been chosen by the city of Wheat Ridge for its One City/One Book program. Here’s Obmascik’s Facebook post on Monday: “Woo hoo! Honored and grateful to have my second book, Halfway to Heaven, selected by Wheat Ridge,

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25TH REUNION The Arvada West class of 1988 reunion will be Aug. 3-4. First, gather at Bar Louie at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The bar is in the Westminster Promenade, 10661 Westminster Blvd. The evening is a semi-casual night of catching up. Then from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, classmates can attend a reunion picnic at Allen House Pavilion & School Tour. Pack a picnic lunch and drink and plan for a tour around 2 p.m. For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://arvadawest1988.

COMING SOON/AUG. 4 CAR SHOW The 12th annual Arvada West High School pom squad car show is Sunday, Aug. 4, at the school, 11595 W. Allendale Drive. Register at Help raise money for the pom squad to attend state and national competition. For information, contact or Aline Oliver at 303-525-8053. COMING SOON/AUG. 5 THE RIVER Nile Flowing through 11 countries and for more than 4,000 miles, many regard the Nile as the most important river in the world because of its role in the development of ancient civilizations. Join Active Minds from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, as we explore this great river, visiting its winding path through history as well as its current relevance in the world. The program is at Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd., Broomfield. COMING SOON/AUG. 5-8 VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at dpospisi@ COMING SOON/AUG. 5-9 CHOIR AUDITIONS P’zazz Children’s Choir and Dynamix Teen Singers are auditioning singers for the fall Aug. 5-9. P’zazz is for singers ages 9-13, and Dynamix is for boys ages 13-18. Groups provide vocal instruction, solo opportunities and all singers coached privately. Wide variety of musical styles studied, and performances are scheduled often. Call for appointment. Prepare “Star-Spangler Banner” or “My Country ‘tis of Thee.” Choir meets at 11905 W. 107th Ave., Broomfield. Rehearsals are from 4:15-6:15 Mondays for P’zazz; and 4:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays for Dynamix. Call Jeannie Card at 303-466-8275 for appointment; visit for video/information. Coming soon continues on Page 21

CO for its One City / One Book program. “I’ll be giving a series of talks and slide shows about the book (how to climb — or how not to climb — all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains in a summer) in September.” Obmascik’s first book, “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession,” was a best seller and was turned into a feature film starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. For more information, visit www.jefferson.lib.

Baby steps

Ella Quinn Wiard was born at 1:44 p.m., July 16. The second child for Elway’s Cherry Creek chef Tyler Wiard and his wife, Jen (events manager at Elway’s) was 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. “Gall bladder has to be removed in the very near future. Got an epidural, broke my water,

baby’s heart rate dropped, got rushed to surgery. We had a C-section,” Jen reports. “Baby is in special room for extra oxygen. I am in recovery. Phew!!” I adore this couple and am so happy for their addition! Congrats, folks.


Eavesdropping on two women talking about whether to get an iPhone: “I just don’t like the way the iPhone operates.” “Don’t let anyone tell you that you will get used to it. I hate it! You’ll just get used to hating it.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado. com. She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

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awareness, safety and neighborhood unity, is from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at locations throughout Northglenn. The city invites you to take part in this effort by joining neighbors, city officials, fire personnel and police officers for an evening outdoors to learn more about community policing. Crimes will occur where opportunity exists. If the opportunity to commit a crime is removed, the chances of becoming a victim decreases. It is through partnerships with community and law enforcement that everyone can help to remove opportunities om for criminals in city neighborhoods. Contact Officer Jim Gardner Allen-at 303-450-8851 or Help nal COMING SOON/AUG. 6, AUG. 13 com TAX WORKSHOP The Colorado Department of Revenue offers free tax workshops on sales and use tax laws from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 (Part 1), and Tuesday, Aug. 13 (Part 2), in Westminster. Seating is limited; registration is required. Visit more for information and to sign rtant up. Continuing Professional Education credits and training of materials are available. nday, path COMING SOON/AUG. 7 ld. BIBLE STUDY Community Bible Study Denver Northwest plans a registration day for women and children from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. We will be studying The Book of Acts. This

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BALLET ARIEL Ballet Ariel and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra showcase “The Birth of Rock and Roll” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the CenterFest series at the Arvada Center Amphitheatre. The original ballet tells the story of how music and culture changed from the 1930s to 1950s, told through the eyes of a traveling musician. The CenterFest Plaza opens at 6:30 p.m. Concessions including food, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine are available for purchase or bring your own picnic (no glass containers or alcohol please). Purchase tickets online at or by calling 720-898-7200, and by visiting the Arvada Center box office at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada. Go to






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Former French Football Federation Technical Advisor Laurent Papillon, second from left, delivers instructions to a group of coaches from the Rush soccer organization July 20 at Trail Winds Park and Open Space in Thorton. The final two days of RushFest were used to educate coaches to effectively train their players. Photos by Kate Ferraro

RushFest comes to Thornton Youth soccer club holds annual camp in north area By Kate Ferraro

kferraro@ourcoloradonews. com Colorado Rush Soccer Club held its annual RushFest training camp July 15-21 at the Trail Winds Park and Open Space in Thornton. RushFest, a weeklong camp consisting of training, games

and coaches clinics, brought around 600 12-year-old girls and boys from all over the country. The organization has 30 clubs across America, including three affiliates in Colorado, one of which is in the north area. The camp was for the U12 age group since it’s the first step to the competitive level. Mike Nicol, Director of Operations for Rush Headquarters in Littleton, wanted the players to just gain a better understanding of Rush as a whole. “There’s a lot of things it can offer from playing, you have

Former French Football Federation Technical Advisor Laurent Papillon, left, gives pointers to members of the U17 girls’ team.

the social aspect, you can meet other players,” the England native said. “We want them to have fun, and I think they did.” Nicol, who has been with the club for 18 months, said this was the first year RushFest was in Colorado and had the most players the camp has ever seen. The organization is looking to keep the camp in Colorado moving forward, as the inaugural team is from the mountain state. After five days of training camp, Rush brought in a U17 girls team and two international coaches, Laurent Papillon from France and Ivan Garcia, who played for Real Madrid, to assist the coaches clinic. “We try to bring in high level coaches to help our members learn a little differently on how the bigger level in Europe does it and get a better sense of how to coach.” The U17 girls’ team practiced some drills while Papillon and Garcia worked with them on technique and skill. The coaches stood on the outside and took in what Papillon and Garcia would say to the team. “We’re very lucky,” Rush coach Jair Vasquez said. “(Papillon’s) a very knowledged coach and he’s been all over the place in Europe and here in the United States working with different levels. It’s very important to us not only to watch him coach but to be all around the coaches that we have today.”

Rush coach Jair Vasquez, right, watches while Laurent Papillon, fourth from right, gives instructions to members of the U17 girls’ team. Vasquez, originally from Peru, has been coaching with Rush for the past three years. He is the director of junior division and coaches both the U14 boys and girls teams and the U16 boys. Vasquez said Papillon has a different style of coaching and

likes the way he interacts with the players. He said RushFest is important because the event brings all the teams together and gives them a chance to learn. “I think it’s important to get out of our bubble,” Vasquez said. “It’s great to get together and feel like we are part of a big family.”

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July 25, 2013


Hyland Hills’ new clubhouse has taken an already beautiful course to the next level. Photos by Daniel Williams

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July 25, 2013

Holy Family pair has strong family ties Legendary baseball coach now coaching up grandson By Daniel Williams

Tom Dedin, left, and his grandson, Zachary, share love and love for the game. Photo courtesy of Stacy Dedin

BROOMFIELD - The senior is getting help from the senior. Zachary Dedin, an upcoming senior at Holy Family High School and one of the best baseball players in the state, is getting some help this season from one of the best baseball coaches in the collegiate and Colorado prep history — his grandpa. Tom Dedin, the longtime coach at the University of Illinois and Regis High School, is retired but he hasn’t quite left the game completely. In retirement Dedin still teaches private baseball lessons and is a volunteer pitching coach at Holy Family. Who is his prize pupil? His grandson, of course. “It’s been a really fun opportunity to help his game grow. He is a really good young player with a lot of upside,” Tom said. Zachary just completed a season where he helped lead Holy Family to an unbelievable 3A baseball state championship over juggernaut Eaton. The younger Dedin hit .451 for the season with 31 RBI, which included multiple clutch hits through Holy Family’s state title run. He also pitches but didn’t last season because of an injury.

Zach credits his grandfather for not only his very productive swing but also for his love of the game. “He has been one of my coaches for as long as I can remember and he has helped me every step of the way. He is just a character — I love him,” Zachary said. “He is just grandpa to me.” But the older Dedin doesn’t take it easy on his grandson. Tom has coached 70 players who have all went on to play professionally, with six of those players making it all the way to the major leagues. He knows what it takes for his grandson to take his game to the next level. “He is a really good young player and he has a Division I type of bat,” Tom said. “But baseball doesn’t last forever so I also try to teach him the importance of his academics.” Zachary has big baseball dreams and one day envisions himself playing for the Colorado Rockies. But he also knows how hard he has to work to get to the “show.” “Only a very few percentage of people play in the pros. But if I don’t play in the pros my grandpa and Holy Family has helped prepare me for life and how to be a well-rounded individual,” Zachary said. The love they collectively share for the game fuels their bond that is so strong it could only be compared to a pitcher and a catcher. Like (grand) father like son.

Holy Family’s Zachary Dedin at bat during a game played at Coors Field in the spring.

Rockies on verge of playoffs ... with a little help It’s time for the Colorado Rockies to pony up. Somehow, someway, the Rockies are right in the mix to win their first-ever division title. Call it a weak division, call it a fluke, but you also have to right now call them contenders. That is because, despite their struggles with Troy Tulowitzki being out for over a month (Rockies went 8-16 while Tulo was hurt), Colorado (48-51) currently sits just 3.5 games behind the NL West first-place Arizona Diamondbacks (51-47). The Rockies, who some said would lose 100 games this year, have somehow put themselves in position to steal a division title. Now, as sad as it sounds, many Rockies diehards are waiting for the bottom to fall out and the Rockies to come crashing down. That’s because the Rockies’ ownership group is unwilling to pony up the dollars to acquire a much-needed starting pitcher who could not only keep the Rockies competitive the entire season, but maybe even find a way to win the division. While the L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks are willing to spend literally whatever it takes to make their teams better before the July 31 trade deadline, the Rockies are instead shopping at the thrift store, adding veteran arms Mitchell Boggs and Armando Galarraga. Several high-profile pitchers are all

rumored to be traded before the deadline; the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo, Reds’ Mike Leake and White Sox Jake Peavy are just three upper-end, borderline aces who would not only come in and potentially win seven games the second half of this season, but would also help over the next couple seasons. And while those guys come with a hefty contract, it’s not like the Rockies don’t have deep pockets. Sunday’s game at Coors Field drew 43,108 fans, and even on weeknights, they draw more than 35,000 fans. While most other teams are in the business of winning World Series titles, the Rockies are historically in the business of making money. But it also takes money to make money. It’s time to for the Rockies to open up the wallet, make a splash and award their fans with a team that has a legitimate chance to win a championship.

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