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August 15, 2013

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Learning the art of healthy living Health and Produce Fair gives out produce, advice on healthy living By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@ Dressed up as the Tooth Fairy, Mikaila Skrbina attracted several kids to the Adventure Dental, Vision and Orthodontics booth at the Health and Produce Fair July 19. As Skrbina interacted with the kids — giving them a teeth-cleaning demonstration and handing out toothpaste and toothbrushes

— her coworker, Vicky Garza, gave the adults an overview of the business. “Not only do you get the parents in here learning, but the kids, too,” Garza said about the fair. Since 2008, the Tri-County Health Department, Food Bank of The Rockies and host sites (Thornton, Denver, Jefferson County and Aurora) have conducted Health and Produce Fairs throughout the summer. Thornton hosted the fair at the Church of God Seventh Day, 9375 Gaylord St. in Thornton, in July and will do so again from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The goal is to inspire residents to make healthy decisions by educating them

about their health, presenting free cooking demonstrations and handing out free produce. “Healthy lifestyles create healthy communities,” said Jaylin Stotler, Thornton’s community services coordinator. “Through implementing fun and interactive programming at our fairs, we are able to share not just health-related information, but also a memorable experience that encourages our attendees to continue healthy habits when they leave our fair.” Stotler said fair organizers hope that by planting a vegetable as a seedling, attendees will be Healthy continues on Page 15

Mikaila Skrbina (dressed as the Tooth Fairy) and Vicky Garza, on right, with Adventure Dental, Vision and Orthodontics discuss the importance of dental care to visitors at their booth at the Health and Produce Fair July 19 at the Church of God Seventh Day in Thornton. Photo by Tammy Kranz

Man sues city, officers Northglenn resident was arrested for open-carrying firearm in theater last year By Tammy Kranz The man who was arrested by Thornton police for openly carrying a firearm into a theater last year has filed a lawsuit against the city and 18 officers. James Mapes, of Northglenn, maintains that Thornton officers violated his constitutional rights, falsely arrested him, negligently inflicted emotional distress, were negligently supervised and trained, and demonstrated outrageous conduct. “This man was exercising his constitutional right, and they pulled him out of the theater and detained him,” said Robert Wareham, Mapes’ attorney. “If they can do it to James Mapes, they can do it to me, they can do it to you. What’s next? They can come into your homes. This goes to the founding of our country’s civil rights.” According to the lawsuit, Mapes has frequented Cinebarre Theater in Thornton since 2004 and has worn his handgun to the theater either in accordance with his concealed-weapon permit or as open carry in the summertime. On July 29, 2012, 12 days after the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater that resulted in 12 deaths and dozens injured, Mapes went to Cinebarre for a 10 p.m. show and was open-carrying his handgun. Twenty minutes into the movie, the movie stopped and the lights were turned on. Someone in the audience said someone called her on her cell phone to tell her that police were outside the theater because someone brought a gun inside. “(Mapes) realized the police were likely called because of him, so he informed the people remaining in the theater he was in that he would go speak to them and clear up the misunderstanding, while reassuring them he had a permit,” according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit also says that when he stepped outside the theater, police order Mapes to his knees at gunpoint; he was handcuffed, escorted outside with a police dog at his heels and detained for more than POSTAL ADDRESS

Medical experts to testify in Sigg trial By Ashley Reimers

James Mapes of Northglenn was arrested last year after open-carrying a firearm into this Cinebarre Theater in Thornton. He is now suing the city of Thornton and 18 police officers for false arrest. Photo by Tammy Kranz four hours for interrogation. The city’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss the charges so the police could file the charges with the county, however, the district attorney said in an Aug. 30 letter that there was insufficient evidence to prove Mapes violated any laws. Mapes claims he has suffered emotional trauma, embarrassment, humiliation, harassment, financial strain, fear of losing his employment and potential effect on future employment, back pain from being handcuffed and seated in the police vehicle, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Wareham pointed out that on the same night as the Aurora shooting, Mapes was at the Cinebarre and was detained briefly out-

side by police as they checked out his permit to carry a firearm. “This tells us Thornton knows how to do it right, and the officers that night (July 29, 2012) either were not properly trained or supervised or they were operating on emotion,” Wareham said. The city of Thornton will never comment on pending litigation, said the city’s communications manager ,Todd Barnes. Wareham said it is possible this could be a costly lawsuit for the city to fight because each of the 18 defendants would probably need independent legal counsel since they have competing interests. The lawsuit was filed with the Adams County District Court on July 29.


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Two expert witnesses were approved by District Court Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger during the Aug. 7 Austin Sigg motions hearing. Sigg, 18, is accused of kidnapping and killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, of Westminster, in October. He is also accused of attempting to abduct a woman jogging around Ketner Lake in May 2012. The judge ruled that Dr. Tracey Corey, a forensic pathologist, and Dr. Kathryn Wells, a pediatrician who specializes in child abuse, would have the opportunity to testify in court on the prosecution’s behalf. Both women testified during the Aug. 7 hearSigg ing in Jefferson County court, describing their qualifications and involvement in the Ridgeway case. Corey, who testified via Skype, is the chief medical examiner for the state of Kentucky. She also works with the FBI and was called in to assist in the Ridgeway case. She was a consultant in the case with the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Wells, who testified in person, works for Denver Health and is the medical director at the Denver Family Crisis Center. She was asked by the prosecution to review case evidence regarding possible sexual assault. Jessica’s mother, Sarah Ridgeway, stepped out of the courtroom while the women described Jessica’s injuries.

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Coloradans key in fixing immigration It’s not often we witness Colorado’s high-tech innovators, third-generation farmers, prominent business executives, traditional faith leaders, aspiring young immigrants and leading law enforcement officials uniting behind a common cause. It is even less likely in Washington, D.C., for Republicans and Democrats from across the nation to come together to tackle a complex national crisis and write a landmark bill with bipartisan support. The long and tireless work of these unlikely allies culminated in the immigration bill the United States Senate passed with a broad, bipartisan vote earlier this summer. The bill will strengthen our economy and secure our borders. It will establish a sensible and rational system for the flow of future immigrants, put in place a process to reunite families and provide a tough but fair path to citizenship for millions of people who came to this country for a better life but are living in the shadows of our society. The long road to Senate passage began for our office roughly two years ago with the Colorado Compact. We brought together people from throughout the state

of different backgrounds, industries and perspectives to talk about the challenges of the current immigration system. Every member of this diverse coalition shared their frustration with our current immigration system and said that it was fundamentally broken. Traveling around Colorado you’ll see these frustrations exemplified. Farmers on the Western Slopes and Eastern Plains watch their crops wither on the vines because they can’t hire the workers they need to harvest them. Ski resorts and our tourism industry struggle with an unworkable system for their seasonal workers. Start-up and high-tech business own-

Man confessed to killing two teens Staff Report A man was arrested after confessing to killing two missing juveniles. On Aug. 10, the Adams County Sheriff’s office conducted an investigation that led them to William Otto, 43, who stated he had killed teenagers Jonathan Gonzales and Danny Espinoza, and then had taken their

bodies to an area in Sedgwick. According to law enforcement, Otto gave detectives specific directions to locate the buried bodies. Deputies from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office located the bodies and exhumed them from the ground. There are no other suspects at this time, and this is an ongoing investigation.

so much inside the sentinel this week MOVIES: Stars compelled in different ways by ‘The Conjuring.’ Page 7

SERIES: Mapleton overhauls Skyview Campus. Page 4

SPORTS: Fall Preview: Golf, softball & cross country. Pages 17-20 LIFE: Life is a bit ‘up in the air.’ Page 14

ers watch as we educate the world’s best and brightest in our schools of higher ed and graduate programs only to send them back to their own countries, where we then spend the next 20 years competing against them for the ideas and intellectual property our schools help instill in them. The Senate immigration bill streamlines the visa system and aligns it with the needs of our businesses, while still protecting American workers and jobs. Our flawed system has also left 11 million people in the shadows with few options and no opportunity. That’s bad for our economy as Americans try to compete with undocumented workers who are often paid under the table, driving salaries down. It’s also bad for families, when parents live in fear of being deported and separated from their American-born kids. The tough but fair path to citizenship in the Senate bill provides a sensible solution. Undocumented immigrants must pay taxes, pay a fine, learn English and stay out of trouble with the law to access this path, which can’t be completed until the bill’s

border security measures are in place. The border security measures were crafted under the leadership of Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, Republicans from Arizona. If anyone knows a thing or two about what it’s like to live next to a border, and what border security our nation needs, it’s these two. The border security measures include unprecedented steps to make our borders stronger than ever: doubling the number of border agents, completing 700 miles of fencing and adding new technology to provide 100 percent surveillance. As a member of the group of eight lawmakers who drafted this bill, I am grateful for the input and feedback Coloradans gave us during the process. We came together to fix a broken system and address one of our nation’s major challenges. Now, we’re on the doorstep of success; Colorado needs the House of Representatives to take action and pass a bill so we can solve these problems for our economy and our communities. Michael Bennet is a Democrat who has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.

thornton news in a hurry School supplies donations needed

The city of Thornton is helping to collect donated school supplies for students starting school this month. Supplies needed are new and gently-used backpacks, new crayons and markers, No. 2 pencils, glue sticks, highlighters, college and wideruled loose leaf paper, 3-ring binders of all sizes, spiral notebooks, blue and black ink pens, scissors, rulers and protractors. Donations should be dropped off by Sept. 6 at one of the following locations: Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd.; Community

Center, 2211 Eppinger Blvd.; or Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd.

Benefit concert set for Feelin’ the Blues

A concert to benefit Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities (TASHCO) Blues In The Schools Program has been set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Thornton Arts and Cultural Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. Feelin’ the Blues concert will feature Dan Treanor and Erica Brown. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 720-9298056 or email

northglenn news in a hurry Volunteers, contributions needed for Halloween event

The Northglenn Police Department and Northglenn High School are gearing up for the 15th annual Safe Street Halloween. The community is invited to participate in the event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, at the high school. Businesses and organizations can have a 10-square-foot area to decorate as they please and set up for activities or games. Advertising is permissible as long as it does not overshadow the event.

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Citizens are invited to volunteer. Help is needed on the day of the event for setting up, working a booth, handing out treats and cleaning up at the end of the evening. Each year about 5,000 children attend and more than 3,500 pounds of candy are handed out. Candy donations will be accepted starting in September to make sure plenty of Halloween bags are filled. If you are interested in participating or making a donation, contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@



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Modern day fire dogs provide therapy, education Arvada Fire’s Molly and Rescue have become canine mascots of crews By Sara Van Cleve Long gone are the days when firehouse dogs ran alongside horses pulling a fire department’s wagon, but the tradition of four-legged comrades remains. Molly and Rescue, two modern-day fire station dogs with the Arvada Fire Protection District, make their homes at Station 2, 5250 Oak St., and Station 5, 8100 Vance Dr., Lending a respectively. Molly, who is about 3, was Arvada Fire’s first station dog and moved into the new Station 2 shortly after the crews helping paw did. She was adopted by Arvada Fire from Second Chance Jack Animal Rescue in Golden. “It’s a great opportunity,” said Arvada Fire Lt. Matt Berland. “Not only are you helping the dog, but the dog is helping you.” Rescue, who is about 1, was originally sought by Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). He was chosen from an animal rescue to be trained as a search dog, but it was discovered that he uses sight to search instead of scent, so he was not the right candidate for USAR. While Molly and Rescue don’t fulfill the same duties as traditional firehouse dogs, they still play an important role, both at the station and away. “In the house, they do a lot for all of us,” said firefighter Mike Durr, who has shifts at both Station 2 and 5. “They’re there to comfort you if you’re having a bad day, and they bring the house closer together.” Molly’s therapeutic instinct goes beyond her firefighting comrades, too.

The entire Station 5 crew helps care for Rescue, but firefighter Todd Paicurich is one of his main caregivers. Though Rescue is still a puppy, firefighters are working on training him to be able to crawl low so he can help teach children about crawling under smoke in a fire and other fire safety. Photo by Sara Van Cleve “I’ve picked her up a few times when I’m working with youth that have been involved with fire play and using fire inappropriately, and we spend time having some hard conversations. I have the kids sit on the floor, and she’ll lay down with them and let them pet her,” said Arvada Fire life-safety educator Deanna Harrington. “It’s very comforting for them. I foresee her being a therapy dog, but not in the way people normally see a therapy dog.” Molly recently received her Canine Good Citizen certificate from the American Kennel Club. The certification shows that Molly has basic skills and manners, isn’t aggressive, can be handled by her

handlers and can go into public places, such as Jefferson County Public Schools for educational purposes. Harrington said Rescue will pursue his certification when he is older. Rescue is being trained by his firefighters to do tricks such as crawl to help teach children about fire safety. “We want him to be something kids can recognize and be comfortable with,” said Lt. Dave Matus “We’d like to see him be able to crawl so we can teach kids how to crawl low under smoke and do those kind of things with them. He’ll be a working dog and be there to help teach kids and help them come out of their shells.” Having Rescue and Molly available to

help teach people is a real benefit, Matus said. “A lot of time people can’t communicate really well, and you need something different,” Matus said. “If I have to talk to somebody and just can’t get through to them, there has to be another way. We can bring Rescue into it, and he can put people at ease and it’s a different way to communicate.” Much like Molly, Rescue also provides a sort of therapy for the crews. “That dog is never in a bad mood,” he said. “He never really gets angry, he just likes being around here,” Matus said. “If you really wanted to and had the energy, he’d go all day long. He has tennis balls, and we’ll throw it to the other end. I’ve done it as long as 25 minutes, and then I had to go get things done, but he’s still going.” Both Rescue and Molly also attend public events with Arvada Fire. “They’re a magnet,” Harrington said. “Everyone comes to see them.” They even get to ride in the fire engine to events, and they love it, Harrington said. While Molly and Rescue may not respond to calls, they’ve become part of the crew. “The crews get together every morning to do a pass-off, and all the stations can see each other on the TV,” Harrington said. “They sit in their chairs, and Molly has a chair. She always joins them. There isn’t a morning she’ll miss.” Molly has even become somewhat of the mascot for Arvada Fire, even having her own Facebook page where Arvada Fire posts animal and pet safety tips. Molly has been with Arvada Fire two years this November; Rescue has been part of the crew since last winter. Both dogs be seen at various public events where Arvada Fire is present. To learn more about Molly and Rescue and for pet safety tips, visit Molly’s Facebook page at

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A photo of the Skyview Campus, 8990 York St. in Thornton, before undergoing a multi-million dollar overhaul. Courtesy of Mapleton Public Schools

The graduating class of 2013 walk through an arch of balloons in May at the Skyview Campus. The campus underwent a multi-million renovation that was mostly completed by August 2012. Photos courtesy of Mapleton Public Schools

Skyview: More than school buildings Campus houses learning facilities, community resources By Tammy Kranz Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a three-part series highlighting the overhaul of the Skyview Campus and what it offers the community. Next week, read about what is on the horizon for Mapleton Public Schools. With modern-looking buildings, sports fields and a stadium, the 35-acre campus at 88th Avenue and York Street in Thornton looks like a small college. It is far different than how it appeared two years ago, before the Mapleton Public Schools’ Skyview Campus underwent its renovation and expansion. “The overhaul of the Skyview High School building — formerly Highland High School — was necessary,” said Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio. “The original building was built for the educational programs designed in the 1960s, with building mate-


Reform-driven Reinvention

rials that met the demands for that era. The new buildings provide state-of-the-art facilities that take 21st-century teaching and learning into more appropriately designed classrooms and learning spaces.” The expansion included constructing two buildings that house two schools each — Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (grades 7-12) and Mapleton Early College (9-12) in one building, and the Academy High School (9-12) and Clayton Partnership School (K-8) in the other building. The overhaul also included an addition to the North Valley School for Young Adults and construction of a community library. The classroom wing of the original Skyview building was demolished to make room for new soccer and baseball fields. The rest of the building, including the au-

ditorium, gymnasium and welcome center, was renovated and upgraded. Voters approved funding in November 2010 to match a $32 million grant from the state for the overhaul. Most of the work was finished by August 2012, in time for students to begin their 2012-13 school year there. Ciancio said the district’s role is to build relationships with the community, and that is apparent at the Skyview Campus, which is home to a community library, community garden and a food bank. “We recognize that the facilities across the school district are the assets of the community we serve,” she said. “We strive to provide resources that not only our students, but their families can take advantage of, and that allow opportunities for our students and staff to engage with community members.” Anythink Libraries closed its Washington Street location April 12 and moved its staff and materials to the new Anythink York building on the Skyview Campus. The new 9,388-square-foot library opened in

June. At the new library, patrons have access to more computers, stronger Internet bandwidth and a slightly larger book collection, and it will be open on Saturdays. Anythink Library Director Pam Sandlian Smith said because it is located on a school campus, the York library has more opportunity to grow programs in ways the district can’t at its other library locations. “We don’t have a 700-seat auditorium anywhere else,” she said of the Rosa Auditorium at Skyview. “Also, they have a commercial kitchen. We’re thinking about maybe doing some cooking classes. There are opportunities ahead, and we’ll be able to expand our services and programs.” The community garden is operated by the district and community members. It has 42 plots, half of which are designated for students. The food bank moved onto the Skyview Campus two years ago. It is housed in the district’s former vocational/ tech building, which is adjacent to the community garden.

Skyview CampuS Community Gardens

Mapleton Public Schools Community Garden at Skyview Campus is in its second year of operation. The garden is operated by the district and community members. Half of its 42 plots are designated for students. “Our community garden at the Skyview Campus provides our students with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for collaboration, while also helping them to give back to the community,” said Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio.

Food Bank

The Thornton Community Food Bank moved onto the Skyview Campus two years ago. It is housed in the district’s former vocational/tech building, which is adjacent to the community garden. The food bank provides free emergency food assistance to those in need. The bank serves the community between 58th Avenue on the south and 104th Avenue on the north; Interstate 25 on the west and the Platte River on the east.


Anythink Libraries closed its Washington Street location April 12 and moved its staff and materials to the new Anythink York building on the Skyview Campus. The new 9,388-square-foot library opened in June. “This partnership with Anythink Libraries is so unique,” said Charlotte Ciancio, Mapleton’s superintendent. “It will make it possible for us to bring muchneeded resources to the heart of the Thornton community. Like

Mapleton, Anythink is rooted in bringing engaging, educational opportunities to families that will inspire a love of learning.”

North Valley School for Young Adults

North Valley offers students ages 17-21 an opportunity to get back on track and earn a high school diploma. Students create Personalized Learning Plans based on their existing credits, learning style and skill level. This plan helps each student recover the credits and skills they need to graduate. Using a variety of classroom instruction, including college partnerships, online learning and direct teacher instruction, students receive the support they need to be successful.

Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

Mapleton Expeditionary School of Arts (MESA) is a 7th12th grade college preparatory school. Students investigate realworld issues and use what they learn to make positive change in their community. MESA’s classrooms are specifically designed to support expeditionary learning through the use of art spaces, presentation areas, and “DaVinci Studios” — spaces outside of classrooms that encourage group work and collaboration between art, science, math and humanities classes.

Mapleton Early College

Mapleton Early College (MEC) is a combination of two high school models: Big Picture Learning and Early College. Students learn in a college-preparatory environment, balancing classes, in-

dependent project-based learning and real-world learning through professional internships. Students also have access to college courses and have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree concurrent to their high school studies. All students create an individualized learning plan based on their interests.

Clayton Partnership School

Clayton is a K-8 school whose placement on Mapleton’s multi-

age Skyview Campus environment prepares students for their future by promoting complex thinking and ideas, collaboration across age groups and introducing them to the opportunities that await them as they continue their education in Mapleton. Clayton’s building is designed specifically to enhance learning objectives and provide versatile, 21st Century learning spaces and supports a variety of learning styles and teaching techniques.

Academy High School

At Academy High School students develop powerful problemsolving and critical thinking skills through coursework that exposes them to challenging engineering and biomedical courses. Students work to master core subjects with emphasis on science, technology, math and engineering. Students are encouraged to research, learn and apply new material through hands-on projects, activities, and problem-based learning.

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Gearing up for Cabela’s opening Ants help kids

Is 47 a special number in your life? Sports fans will remember baseball greats Jack Morris and Tom Glavine, and football superstars Mel Blount and our own Denver Bronco John Lynch, as proud owners of the number 47 on their jerseys. It also happens to be a special number in Thornton and the north metro area. The new Cabela’s Thornton store is the “World’s Foremost Outfitwent ter’s” 47th store nationwide. s The greater Denver area can give itself a high five of pride and significance for having two brand new Cabela’s stores opening on the same day, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. Cabela’s store number 46 will open doors in Lone Tree as Thornton welcomes number 47 just south of 144th on the east side of I-25. Cabela’s success is reflected in its growth and expansion, averaging 15 new openings annually. Stores range in size from 90,000 square feet to 240,000 square feet, depending on the region and size of the market and service area. This business all started in a Nebraska kitchen back in 1961. Retail operations manager Tim Ells and retail events specialist Sarah Prout, and their team of nearly 250 new local Cabela’s employees were busy prepping the 90,000-square-foot Thornton store for grand

opening. “We have a lot to offer, and we are about all that is outdoors,” Prout said, “and we welcome experienced outdoors people and families as well as those who are just starting to explore and venture into the outdoors.” Prout also described Cabela’s focus on building relationships and partnerships: “Relationships with our customers and our communities are an essential part of how we serve and function. Equally important is our support of and interaction with conservation, hunting and fishing organizations.” The store proudly displays the large and varied number of local and national organizations that promote, educate and provide opportunities for the public to enjoy the outdoors world. One of the key partners is the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division. “These partnerships increase our collective abilities to help customers learn, experience and enjoy the many outdoors experiences,” Prout said. The store’s “Dollar Roundup” Program is one way Cabela’s financially supports local and national outdoors organizations.

“We invite customers to “Round Up” their purchase payment from say, $20.65 to $21, and Cabela’s contributes that 35 cents to the members of the partnerships. The store provides an archery range to allow purchasers of archery equipment to try out equipment before buying. The Gun Library holds treasured sporting arms of all categories and historical periods. The store provides in-house archery service and repairs, and outsources gunsmith services for customers. The Cabela’s “Ambassadors,” who are experts in all phases of hunting and fishing, bring customers and outdoors adventures together under roof with seminars, workshops and planned field trips. The Aug. 15 opening will include presentations by the Ambassadors who will highlight their specialties. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff will team with the Cabela’s experts in seminars and workshops. Regardless of one’s style, or site to hunt or fish or camp, this store and staff will fill those needs. And yes, anglers and hunters, there is a Bergin Cave in the new store. Customers will be visually treated to the finest of impressive and well-placed game animal and bird displays. Exhibits can be seen at eye level and attractively placed on higher shelves, plus gathered into a realis-

tic mountain scene at the end of the main entrance walkway. Cabela’s will be introducing cutting-edge technology in its new and exclusive “Zone” camouflage. “Zone” changes shades of color and blends with changing light intensity and heat. The new Zone is found on all Cabela’s brand outdoor clothing displayed in the store. The north metro area’s list of outdoors suppliers has grown significantly richer. With Cabela’s joining Sportsmen’s Warehouse, Gander Mountain, Sports Authority, Dicks Sporting Goods, along with a mix of smaller sportinggoods outlets such as Big 5 and Bait N Bullet, there has to be a product for any sportsman’s needs. What started as a small mail-order business by Brothers Dick and Jim in 1961, selling fishing flies — some they bought in Chicago, some they made themselves in the small Nebraska town of Chappell — expanded in 1969 to what has become the Cabela’s national headquarters in Sydney, Neb. And today if you fish, hunt, four-wheel, camp or simply scope or photograph the outdoors, you know Cabela’s. Welcome Dick, Jim and Mary to Thornton and north metro Denver. Ron Hellbusch can be reached at Ronhellbusch@

become scientists Ants are perfect science study material for children with the natural instincts of researchers. Young children have curiosity; like to observe, predict, experiment, collect and sort into categories; and report by talking and drawing.

What To Do:

Make a plastic science kit filled with a notepad, pencil, magnifying glass, crayons, tweezers, fork, spoon and small collection containers. Count anthills around your home. Their nests have many entries. Are there some with entry holes bigger than others? Scuff up a few anthills and check them the next day. Did the worker ants rebuild or make a new one nearby? Check under rocks or logs. Ants are insects always on the move. Unless you find a large black carpenter ant, you might want to check out Google ant images to help children draw a picture. Use circles and ovals to draw a head with eyes, mandibles (jaws), antennae, thorax, abdomen and six legs. While drawing, mention a few facts. North America has 1,000 different kinds of ants, and their anthills can be 4 yards deep. Ants often bite when disturbed, so use a stick to pick them up. They have acid venom. Nest chambers hold eggs, larvae, pupa, and

adults (four stages); the queen; food and garbage. Majors (old ants), minors, and minims, plus captured servants, are different colors. Ants with wings (kings and queens) usually appear in spring and have a marriage flight; then, most die. Queens will find a place to build a new nest and raise 2,000-10,000 female workers. If ants were people, they could travel 16 yards in two blinks of an eye. Measure that out and let children run. How many seconds does it take them?

What Do Ants Eat?

One morning, place a tin foil plate with small circles of watered honey, sugar, milk, meat, cheese and candy next to an active anthill. Check the plate in the evening. What did they take? Can you find a procession of ants? What happens when ants encounter aphids? There are many stories about ants, including ” The Ant and the Grasshopper” fable. Esther Macalady is a former teacher, lives in Golden and participates in the Grandparents Teach Too writing group.


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Circumstances change, but character shouldn’t Stuff happens, right? I mean, when we least expect change, it happens. Sometimes we are caught off-guard by awesome and wonderfully unexpected good news. And when that does happen, we never really have to worry about how we respond or react because in most cases we are smiling and enjoying the moment. And then there are those other times, when we least expect it, that our world gets turned upside-down in a flash. Have you ever been there, cruising along based on plans, commitments and expectations, and then all of sudden … WHAM … right between the eyes we get hit with a curve ball? Stuff happens, and it happens to all of us at some time or another. The difference is how we actually respond to the immediate shift in our course. Our character can be found in how we respond when faced with challenges or changes, especially when they come upon us out of the blue. If you have ever been faced with a sudden change or shift, or

maybe even if you are experiencing it right now, I want to share a simple philosophy with you that may help. I call this the “Cadence of Change,” and the “cadence” acronym stands for: Communication goes both ways, and in times of change we need to make sure we have expressed ourselves clearly and that we understand what is being shared; miscommunication often makes change worse. Authority means we have to stay in control; we are in charge of how we respond or react. If we allow other people or

circumstances to dictate how the changes surrounding us impact our demeanor, we will never be in a position to maintain control. Decisions or lack of decisions often leave us paralyzed, and instead of taking action, we leave the decisions to others and again find ourselves being directed or driven by the motives of someone else. In times of change, it is critical to be in control of our own decisions. Expectations properly set are expectations that have a better chance of being realized. Many times our emotions and subsequent actions or reactions stem from misleading ourselves from the beginning. Stretching ourselves through dreams and goals are awesome, and realistic expectations are the foundation that ground us during times of change. New Paradigm — The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. All of us should be open and willing to think differently and see things through objec-

tive and productive eyes, instead of being anchored to the past. Character means that whatever happens, we handle ourselves in a respectful way, never yielding or compromising who we are to the circumstances that surround us as the craziness of change happens. Excellence — In times of change and growth, the watchword should be excellence. If we strive for perfection we will often miss the mark, but when we pursue excellence we will impact change, truly impact change for the better. How is your cadence when it comes to change? The world is constantly changing, and I would love to hear all about how you handle it at And when your “Cadence of Change” improves, it will really be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

Fall is in the air What is your favorite QUESTION OF THE WEEK

ride at Water World?

Bringing in thousands of people from all over the country, even the world, Water World in Federal Heights is a top destination for many families during the summer. We headed out to the 67-acre park to find out which attraction ranked highest.

I grew up in Florida, so I would have to say that my favorite is the Voyage to the Center of the Earth because you get to go fast and then slow down to enjoy the scenery. Jenni Larmore

For me it’s the Zoomerang because it looks like it’s the scariest, but really is the most fun. Dillon Rodenbaugh

I haven’t been on this one yet, but I think my favorite will end up being the Mile High Flyer because it looks like a lot of fun. Michelle Koskovich

My favorite ride is probably Voyage to the Center of the Earth because I really like how it’s long and worth the wait, plus there is great scenery along the way. Sam Yoxsimer

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The calendar may say it’s August and summer, but we all know it’s fall, September, school and football.

Speaking of School

The kids were barely into the first part of summer when the retailers began running “back to school” ads. It’s especially disgusting to see merchants who don’t even have true “back to school” stuff advertise mattresses and furniture. Yes, they tell us people are on a buying frenzy, but I think it’s because the stores are pushing their merchandise all year long. So, folks, let’s not think about school supplies because lots of charities are filling backpacks with supplies, but let’s concentrate on school safety. When a school bus stops with its red lights on and stop sign out, it means STOP. Don’t go around the stopped bus. And if you see anyone lurking around the school, you need to immediately report that to the school officials. Remember, there are lots of perverts who prey on our little kids. And no matter how many times we warn children not to talk with strangers, they will still be enticed by a puppy or other things kids like.

in our front lawn and the leafy spurge is everywhere. My dad was the Stearns County weed inspector in Minnesota, so I can identify such weeds as milkweed, goldenrod, pigweed and many others. Dad said leafy spurge is the worst, as it can propagate with just one little leaf. Unfortunately, in putting Round-Up on these noxious plants, I also killed the grass along the sidewalk. Guess I should have used Weed-BeGone instead.

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Of course we know it’s fall, the Broncos are playing, the Rockies are flailing and Sakata sweet corn is at your local Safeway. Yes, I know about King Soopers and Olathe corn, but Sakata is by far the best. The Geese are Flying The northern geese are again in their flyway pattern (like right over our car), and it’s nice to see the big, V-shaped flocks of them traveling to their warm water at Hidden Lake and Lake Arbor.

Weeds, Weeds and More Weeds

We still have dandelions blooming

Welcome Fall

So, it’s time for red chili, meat loaf and zucchini bread given to us by neighbors who grow lots of zucchini. Of course, we’re happy to receive some good bread.

“The leaves of brown come tumbling down in September, in the rain.” Lyrics form the song “September Song”. Music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned… Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Stars compelled in different ways by ‘The Conjuring’ By Tim Lammers A mainstay in Hollywood for the past 25 years, acclaimed actor Lili Taylor has had enough experiences to know that it’s not too often a film works on all levels. But Taylor has no doubts about her latest project, the horror thriller “The Conjuring,” even though director James Wan puts her character, Carolyn Perron, through the ringer both mentally and physically. “I had a blast, and it doesn’t happen a lot, where the experience is great and the movie is just as great,” Taylor told me in an interview Wednesday. “They’re really few and far between, and I’m just soaking it up because I think James is so talented and everybody was at the top of their game. Everybody was collaborating so beautifully.” Now playing in theaters nationwide, the film chronicles the details of a previously untold case by famed real-life demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren — the same couple who a few years after the events of “The Conjuring” explored what would become known as “The Amityville Horror.” Set in 1971, “The Conjuring” tells how the Warrens (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) helped out the Perron family — Carolyn (Taylor), Roger (Ron Livingston) and their five daughters — who encountered dark forces after they moved into an old farmhouse in Harrisville, Pa. While the film is based on a true story, Taylor, 46, said she didn’t let the details of the role freak her out — even though Carolyn fell under the spell of demonic possession. Taylor did admit, though, that some of the research she did was unnerving, particularly YouTube videos of purported exorcisms, but it was a necessary evil — so to speak — to get into the head of a possessed person. “I needed to know more about exorcisms, and physically what happens, vocally what happens. I needed to know what exactly these people went through,” Taylor said. Despite the research, Taylor said, she’s still skeptical about the idea of possession. “I still would send the subject to a psy-

Lili Taylor in ‘The Conjuring.’

Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor and Patrick Wilson in “The Conjuring.” Photos courtesy of Warner Bros.

chiatrist first instead of a priest,” Taylor said. “I would go the psychiatric route before I’d go the Vatican route.” No matter her personal feelings, there’s no question Taylor’s depiction of possession is frighteningly real. Knowing viewers would be apt to compare her performance to Linda Blair’s horrifying portrayal of Regan MacNeil in “The Exorcist,” Taylor and Wan decided it was best to distance themselves from the iconic film as much as they could and interpret the possession in their own way. “I love ‘The Exorcist’ and watch it once a year, so I know the movie quite well,” Taylor said. “But James and I made a conscious decision together to do it different. What I liked, though, is that James wanted to be different not for the sake of being different, which wouldn’t have had much meaning. There was really meaning behind what he was doing. Another big difference between “The Conjuring” and “The Exorcist,” Taylor added, was the actual level of the possession. “In ‘The Exorcist,’ Regan was totally

gone. The devil had totally taken over her,” Taylor said. “Carolyn was still there, just a little bit, and that made a big difference. That way I could play with a minor battle inside. I didn’t want to get into Latin or that really scary voice in ‘The Exorcist’ — the most evil voice you could imagine — but I still did a voice that seemed to be common denominator with all the videos I watched doing research.”

The Real Deal

While films about hauntings and demonic possession are nothing new in cinema — and the subject matter is particularly over-exploited on reality TV shows — Wilson told me in a separate interview that he feels audiences will feel refreshed by the story of the Warrens in “The Conjuring” because the couple took an interest in the field when it wasn’t exactly fashionable. “The thing I kept going back to in this was the fact that the Warrens started doing this in the ’60s — a long, long time ago in terms of TV and the technology, where there

were no shows about it and there was so little known about it,” Wilson said. Plus, he added, their motives were much different from what you see with the socalled paranormal investigators nowadays, even though their most famous case was met with skepticism. “In my opinion, which is a very strong one, they came about it from a very honest place of wanting to help people,” Wilson said. “They were devout Catholics who really felt that there was this underbelly of evil, and if they could help people, they were of service — even when Amityville came out, which put them in the national spotlight. But like with anything, any success is going to bring a lot of backlash.” Tim Lammers is a syndicated movie reporter whose work appears on more than 50 TV news and entertainment websites across the country. You can see Tim’s work on his website,, and follow his tweets at You can also “Like” Tim on StrictlyCinema.

Next up to the plate “Because the good old days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems...” --Billy Joel This is a fun time of year around the high schools in the area. No matter where you look — the gym, the football field, the band room, even the faculty lounge — there is a sense of anticipation and excitement regarding the upcoming seasons. And, since nobody’s had any official anythings yet, the feeling that anything is possible is still intact. But, mingled with that, often you’ll get a sense of disappointment or emptiness. Some few of the players/teachers will look around at their new “teams” and come to the conclusion there’s no way they’ll ever be as good as they were last year (or the year before, or whenever the last successful season was). I always used to run into the feeling from students that “Bobby was so good last year, there’s no way we can replace him.” Funny thing is, it was often my experience that “Bobby” said many of the same things at one point in his career. We humans have a pretty amazing filmediting system in our brains, such that we tend to remember things as being better than they really were. And that’s understandable; it’s just a matter of perspective. When you’re new to something, like being a freshman on the varsity team, everything you’re experiencing is new and challenging, and the people who have been around it for a while seem to be in a whole different league. So, as humans, we tend to glorify these people a bit more than perhaps they deserve, and our memories solidify in our brains the idea that these people are exceptional. I’ll bet anybody out there’s who’s feeling that way about their group going into this year would change their minds if they could see themselves through the eyes of this years’ rookies.

They’re looking at you — yes, YOU — as the person who is going to replace the mythical “Bobby.” Pretty daunting, huh? No, not much responsibility or anything ... The thing is, the really great teams/performers always have people who are ready, willing and excited to step into that role. When a group is really cooking, a bunch of people show up the first day saying, “It’s MY turn now!”; groups that are iffy have a lot of pining for “Bobby.” If you want to know which teams are going to compete for championships year in and year out, that attitude is one of the real indicators. And it’s not just in high school activities that you get that dynamic. There’s a reason, I suppose, that Apple computers had to bring Steve Jobs back to run things after they fired him. Nobody stepped in to fill his shoes. And the Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan for, like, 27 years. There’s something very sad about people who get too focused on how great things used to be. The reality is, they were only that great because somebody stood up when it was their turn and did things right. So, the question we all face, as the days shorten and the calendars turn, is this: is it my turn, and am I ready to do the job? 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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The City of Black Hawk has an opening for STREET MAINTENANCE WORKER I. Hiring Range: $36,604 - $42,095 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit for application documents and more information on the City of Black Hawk. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; valid Colorado driver’s license Class R with a safe driving record and the ability to obtain a Class A with P rating within one year of hire; the ability to lift 80 pounds. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please submit a Resume and completed City application, must be received by the closing date, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., MDST Attention: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are unable to accept e-mailed applications at this time. EOE.

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Help Wanted *50+ Job & Volunteer Fair* Multiple agencies seeking help age 50+ free resume critique. Fri, Aug 23rd, 8:15-11:15am, Community Center, 6842 Wadsworth, Arvada (303)425-9583. Blue Sky Window Cleaners is now hiring window cleaners. Must have a clean background, no drugs, and a reliable vehicle. Contact us at

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

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Caregivers to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Call Today 303-736-6688 /employment CAREGIVERS- Now hiring caring people for rewarding work with seniors. All counties. Immediate placement possible. Select Home Care 303-757-2300 Currently hiring experienced, dependable janitorial and carpet cleaners. Days, evenings and weekend hours available. Need reliable transportation. Email or call 303-872-4068.


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit

Law firm and title company needs F/T clerical or paralegal. ACCURATE, hard-workers for hi-volume, fast-paced work. Foreclosure, title, mortgage experience helpful, not required. Office located at I-25 and Lincoln. Email letter, resume & salary requirements to: with “Position Available-your name” in subject line.

LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at Medical Needed full time MA, LPN or RN in Ken Caryl area for busy pediatric office. Includes Saturday mornings Please fax resume to Nita 303-791-7756 Need Flexibility? Work with people, share your life skills by assisting with shopping, recreation, and socialization. Participants live in Jefferson & Denver Counties. EOE 303-650-1914


Earn extra money for Christmas Castle Pines Golf Club is hiring Full time/Part time and Weekend positions. Call 303-814-6252 for an interview appointment.

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Alpha Security, a technology company in Golden, is looking to hire a tech savvy sales person for sales and marketing of digital video surveillance systems. We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our team and be an integral part of a growing business. IT knowledge required and video surveillance experience preferred. Email:

NOW HIRING MANAGERS Castle Rock location Paid training, Competitive Salary, health, dental and vision Send resume to: or fax to 719-622-3070 Nurse RN, LPN, or MA Full-time Monday-Friday 830 -5:30 SOME SAT 9am-1pm 40 hrs /wk, Benefits Patient care, vaccine admin, vitals, and lab. Electronic Health Records EPIC Pediatric Office near Park Meadows area fax 303-689-9628 email:

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Sales Associate PT Castle Rock BatteriesPlus Responsibilities: Customer Service, Sales, Merchandising & Inventory. High School Diploma and 6 months experience preferred. For more information 303-663-3744

The Colorado Dept of Transportation is hiring temporary positions in Morrison, Golden, Coal Creek, Empire and Idaho Springs for the 2013 - 2014 winter season. Must have a valid Colorado CDL class B or higher with proper endorsements. For more information and an application call 303-278-204

Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO. Valet Attendant openings for local Casino’s in Black Hawk. Properties are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, year round with positions available on ALL shifts. Weekend availability is preferred and flexible schedules are available. Candidates must be 18 years of age with a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. Individuals should apply online at for immediate consideration.

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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) and Foremen for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

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Cowboy Fencing is a full service fence & gate company installing fences in Colorado for 23 years. Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch Fencing

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Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Lawn/Garden Services

303.420.0669 Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work

Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements



$$Reasonable Rates$$

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For all your garage door needs!

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Navarro Concrete, Inc.

Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices.



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25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates • References Free Estimates • 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559

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Darrell 303-915-0739

Electricians ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.


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(303) 646-4499

Affordable Electrician 25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

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Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172



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Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

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Trash & Junk Removal


Sosa Landscaping




No money down, Free estimates 20 years Colorado Business


Perez Painting Interior and exterior painting, wall repair, refinishing and texturizing, deck repair and epoxi floors. Specializing in older and custom homes. Insured References Available

Reasonable Price & Quality Service Full Landscaping, Fence, Tree, Sod, Rock, Weekly Mowing, Bush Trimming Low Cost - Experience - References - Dependable

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Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215


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Misc. Services with a Warranty Starting at $1575 Starting at $2995

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Notice... Check Internet Reviews, BBB, etc. b4 hiring anyone!

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You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752

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30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172

“Painting Done Right!”

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Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

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We get you back in service so you can get back to your life. Licensed and Insured

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All Makes and Models Small engine repair also

Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:





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Drains as low as $75.00 * Free phone Quotes Residential/Commercial * Water Heaters * Drain Cleaning * Remodels/New Construction * Gas Lines * Garbage Disposals

Bathroom/kitchen remodeling, repair work, plumbing leaks, water damage. No job too small Window replacement. Serving Jeffco since 1970 (303)237-3231

Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc. * Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874




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Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates. Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

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Stump grinding specialist Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 32 yrs exp. Firewood

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Call 303-422-1096 Tree Service

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Window Services

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Greg Shelton and Ashley Battles will perform their aerobatic show during the annual Rocky Mountain Airshow this weekend in Broomfield. Courtesy photo

Taking to the skies Event features various aircraft, hot air balloons, rocket launch By Tammy Kranz


ob Carlton will fly the same sailplane at the Rocky Mountain Airshow this weekend that he started flying 20 years ago … but with some modifications. His sailplane, the Super Salto, is powered by a military-grade, 225-pound-thrust jet engine. “It’s the same ol’ girl but with attitude now,” Carlton said with a chuckle. The Super Salto will give its first performance Friday evening during the Twilight Air Show, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, 11755 Airport Way in Broomfield. This show includes pyrotechnics IF YOU GO and is followed by the Balloon Illum WHAT: The Rocky Mountain — which kicks off the second annual Airshow Rocky Mountain Balloon Fest. During the Illum, the hot air balWHERE: Rocky Mountain loons will inflate at 8 p.m. and glow Metropolitan Airport, 11755 as the sun sets behind the mounAirport Way, Broomfield tains. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Aug. The Super Salto will also perform 16-18 Saturday and Sunday during daylight hours. INFORmATION: online at “It’s a very unique act,” Carlton said. “I start out high, doing soft, aerial ballet. Then, when I get down lower, I turn up the music and do low-level, jet-powered maneuvers.” This year the three-day event will debut several new attractions, including the first and only FAA-sanctioned high-power sport-rocket launch at a civilian airshow. The launch of the nearly 17-foot-tall rocket will take place at noon Saturday. The sport rocket will accelerate from 0 to 300 miles per hour in 5 seconds and reach an altitude of 4,700 feet. “We work hard year round to bring the best aviation experience possible to our great fans,” said Scott McMillan, airshow director. “This year will feature the easiest access, rarest performances and some great surprises you won’t see anywhere else.” Another first this year is the appearance of FIFI — a World War II B-29 Superfortress that will be flying and offering flights to the public for a fee. New this year, also, is the live onboard aircraft HD video coverage that will be on display on giant LED screens. The screens will feature interviews with the performers and a look inside the cockpit. “We will be bringing some of the most sought-after aerobatic performers to Denver this year,” McMillan said. Some of the performers include Matt Younkin, Greg Shelton and Ashley Battles, Trojan Phlyers Demo Team, Matt Tanner,

The Rocky Mountain Airshow will feature the launch of the nearly 17-foot-tall rocket at noon Saturday. The sport rocket will accelerate from 0 to 300 miles per hour in 5 seconds and reach an altitude of 4,700 feet. Photo courtesy of Ray LaPanse Don Nelson, Red Stars, Rocky Mountain Renegades and the Warbird Parade finale. The finale each day is a 25-warbird parade. For a complete list of performers, ticket prices and schedules, go online to

One Trader Joe’s coming to Colorado was fantastic news for this California girl. Two put me over the moon, especially since it was announced No. 2 would be located on Eighth and Colorado, near my Capitol Hill abode. Now, the California-based specialty grocery store I grew up on is adding a third store in Greenwood Village. The Denver Post reported Trader Joe’s has signed a lease at the Cherry Hills Marketplace at 5901 S. University Blvd., at the intersection with East Orchard Road. The first two stores — in Denver and on Boulder’s Twenty-Ninth Street mall — are scheduled to open in 2014, as will the Greenwood Village store.

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Bertha Lynn has been one of my favorite on-air personalities since I arrived in Denver in 1993. She is the sweetest, most generous human being. Now that she’s leaving Denver’s 7, viewers from Golden to Highlands Ranch and Westminster to Littleton are losing a truly wonderful asset on the air. But good for her! She’s been able to reinvent herself in a new occupation. After reporting the news for more than 30 years for KMGH-Channel 7, Lynn is leaving the newsroom to become executive director of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation in Denver. “I’m writing a new chapter,” Lynn said via email. “I’m so grateful to my past and present colleagues. I’ve loved bringing home the news to the people of Colorado since 1976, and now I’m ready to apply, in a different arena, the skills I’ve learned as a communicator and in the boardrooms of the many nonprofit organizations I’ve served over the years. I’ll be working with a wonderful group of people at a respected organization. I’m thrilled!” In a 7News press release, Lynn said, “To be tapped by Barbara Davis and the Board of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation to carry on their work helping sick children is a dream come true — allowing me to meet new challenges while continuing to serve in Colorado. The people of Denver and Colorado have been very kind and generous to me as they watched me grow up. Colorado remains my home, and I look forward to engaging with the community for even greater support in our battle against life-threatening diabetes.” 7News news director Jeff Harris said Lynn’s “career at 7News is an inspiration to so many. But, more than anything else, Bertha has worked tirelessly to improve our community. For this, we are grateful and not a bit surprised in her decision to lead this wonderful organization.” Lynn, one of Denver’s most recognized and honored broadcast journalists, has been reporting news to Coloradans since 1976 when she began with KBTV (now KUSA-Channel 9) as an anchor and reporter. In 1984, she moved to 7News where she has anchored and reported for nearly every station newscast. Lynn signed off Aug. 9 in her final 7News telecast. We’ll miss her and wish her much success.

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your week & more ThuRSdAy TO SundAy/AuG. 15-18 COnvenTiOn The 16th Annual International Mars Society Convention, featuring a special STEM event for children on Saturday, Aug. 17, is Aug. 15-18 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Speakers include Dr. Carol Stoker (NASA), Dr. David Brain of the University of Colorado/Boulder and MAVEN co-investigator, and Dr. Steven Squyres of Cornell University and principal investigator for NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers. Steve will be the recipient of our 2013 Mars Pioneer Award. Visit http://www. for information, or register at FRidAy/AuG. 16 SeniOR lunCh One man’s trash is another’s treasure. The senior center is having a white elephant lunch as part of its Festive Friday series. Bring a wrapped item of some value to exchange after enjoying a boxed lunch at noon Friday, Aug. 16 at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP by Aug. 13 at 303-450-8801 or the senior center. For people ages 55 and over. FRidAy/AuG. 16 Wine TASTinG/AuCTiOn Mayfair Liquors will host a special

wine tasting to benefit Gateway Battered Women’s Services. The event is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The theme will be “Around the World in 80 Wines.” A survivor will share her story about being a battered woman and how she was helped by Gateway. The event also features a sit-down dinner followed by a live auction. Call 303-343-1856 for tickets and more information.

FRidAy TO SundAy/AuG. 16-18 TheATeR ShOW The Creative Revolution Theatre Company, in

association with the City of Thornton and TASHCO, presents “The Picture That Was Turned To The Wall or She May Have Seen Better Days,” by Tim Kelly. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. To reserve tickets, call 720-301-4439 or email creativerevolutiontheatre@gmail. com. Visit

SATuRdAy/AuG. 17 SWinG bAnd Sentimental Sounds Swing Band will return

to the D Note from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The band plays a variety of swing, Latin, waltzes, polkas, and boogie, so there will be something for everyone. We invite you to join us for a fun evening. Bring your guests for an easy night of entertainment and good food. No cover charge. Visit

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Aug. 17-18, when art lovers attend the 23rd annual Golden Fine Arts Festival. The festival, sponsored by the Golden Chamber of , at Commerce, features more than 130 artists in a variety of d. media, including ceramic arts, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and 2D. n are Artists will be awarded prizes in nine categories; cash awards total more than $1,800. The festival is free and features live music, free horsedrawn carriage rides and Li’l Spike train rides through historic downtown Golden. For more information and updates about the Golden vorFine Arts Festival, visit or n Golden’s visitor website at ost


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SATuRdAy/AuG. 17 MOvie niGhT Living Light of Peace, 5927 Miller St., Arvada, will screen a movie about hope and healing for two musicians who find themselves on a rock and blues journey through the south. The movie features an excellent soundtrack and a good message. The showing is free and will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. SATuRdAy/AuG. 17 vARieTy ShOW Jeff Jenson, Dennis Michael and Reid Belstock present “Illusions & Dreams III “The Epic Variety Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada. Call 303-378-1112 or go to www. Show is appropriate for all ages. SATuRdAy/AuG. 17 beST TReeS Dan Buelow presents a workshop on choosing the best trees for the Front Range from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Shelly’s Garden Country, 4181 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield. Class is free. Call 303-466-6761 to register.

SATuRdAy/AuG. 17 TOWn MeeTinG Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp will host a town meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Standley

Rocky Flats museum moves again

If you grew up during the Cold War era, you remember — and probably appreciate — the history of that time. Part of that is encapsulated in the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum in Arvada, which moved to a new space on July 1. The museum, which held its first exhibition in 2012, moved to the lobby space of the Jehn Center, 5690 Webster St. after being housed at the old Arvada Post Office building on Yukon Street. In 2001, a nonprofit foundation was dedicated to preserving the history of the former nuclear weapons plant. Rocky Flats produced more than 60,000 plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons from 1952-1989. A Superfund cleanup of the 6,200-acre site and 800 structures began in 1995. In 2007, most of the site became a national wildlife refuge. Rocky Flats Cold War Museum executive director Conny Bogaard says the museum hopes to find a permanent

can fill it up with free produce. There are no income or residential requirements to participate. Some of the booths at the fair include North Suburban Medical Center, which will have safety games for kids and health screenings and advice for adults; Thornton Recreation, which will have a fitness test; Tri-County Health Department, which will provide info on programs and services, and hand out fruit flavored water; Thornton Fire Department, which will fit people for helmets and give them away; Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which will have a Planet Fitness station; and Community Enterprise, which will hand out samples of smoothies. Stotler said that each event draws an average of 400 people.

The judge also ruled that statements made by Sigg and his mother over the phone when the mother called police will be admissible during the trial. Jury summonses were sent out the week of the hearing, and jury questionnaires will begin Sept. 20. Opening statements in the trial are scheduled to begin Oct. 3. The trial date for the Ketner Lake case was also set during the hearing and is scheduled for Jan. 13. Sigg’s next court appearance is Aug. 29. If convicted, he faces life in prison with a possibility of parole after 40 years. He faces 17 charges, including murder and sexual assault.

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Lake Library. Bring school supplies for our local schools. KraftTharp hosts town meetings every third Saturday at the library. She also hosts coffees the fourth Thursday of each month: from 8-9 a.m. at La Dolce Vita in Olde Town Arvada; and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera in Walnut Creek, Westminster.

SATuRdAy/AuG. 17 COMMuniTy GARden The 18th annual Arvada Community Garden open house is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9195 W. 57th Ave. The community garden of 100-plus plots is in the old Garrison Street Water Filter Plant Reservoir at West 57th Ave and Garrison Street. It is operated and maintained by the Arvada Gardeners. This year’s gardeners will bring in their favorite dishes made from items grown in their gardens to share with the public. Call Janell Melvin at 303-421-9007 or Janice Mulvany at 303-424-7961. SATuRdAy/AuG. 17 FOOTbAll evenT The Mountain Range High School Football Booster Club plans an event to celebrate the opening of the 2013 football season at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Adams 12 District Stadium at I-25 and Huron Street in Westminster. The afYour Week continues on Page 16

home near the Rocky Flats site off Highway 93 between Golden and Boulder. Fundraising efforts are in the works to build that facility. Just some of the artifacts on exhibit through mid-September include paintings by Doug Waterfield, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. A new exhibit of Rocky Flats artifacts and photos, curated by former plant employees, will open Sept. 27. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. For more information, visit 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. She can be reached at penny@ or at 303-619-5209.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS § 32-1-804.1, C.R.S. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the proposed Willow Bend Metropolitan District (the “District”), City of Thornton, Adams County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 5th day of November, 2013, between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. At that time three (3) directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms and two (2) directors will be elected to serve 2-year terms. Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from Matthew P. Ruhland, the Designated Election Official of the District, at the offices of Miller & Associates Law Office, LLC, 700 17th Street, Suite 2200, Denver, Colorado 80202, 303-285-5320, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms, or letters which meet the requirements of § 32-1-804.3, C.R.S., are to be returned to the Assistant Designated Election Official not less than sixty-seven (67) days prior to the election, which date is Friday, August 30, 2013. If the Assistant Designated Election Official determines that a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form once, at any time, prior to 3:00 p.m. on August 30, 2013. Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing an insufficient form. A person who wishes to be a write-in candidate shall file an affidavit of intent to be a write-in candidate with the office of the Assistant Designated Election Official by the close of business on the sixty-fourth (64th) day before the election, which date is September 2, 2013. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for mail-in ballots may be filed with the Assistant Designated Election Official until the close of business on the Friday immediately preceding the election, which date is Friday, November 1, 2013. If the applicant wishes to receive the mail-in ballot by mail, the application shall be filed no later than the close of business on the seventh (7th) day before the election, which date is October 29, 2013. WILLOW BEND METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/Matthew P. Ruhland, Assistant Designated Election Official Publish in: Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel Publish on: August 15, 2013


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TERNOON WILL start with a moms’ clinic with the players taking their moms through drills and plays that the players themselves must endure, followed by an inter-squad scrimmage and a Root Beer Float Party. The event will end in a Golf Ball Drop, where participants who have purchased numbered golf balls have the chance to win prizes, including a one-night stay at the Westin Hotel in Westminster including an evening of entertainment at the Madcap Comedy Theater. MONDAY AND TUESDAY/AUG. 19-20 THEATER AUDITIONS Creative Revolution Theatre Company will have auditions for its upcoming production of “Talk Radio” from 5-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, with callbacks after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Auditions will be at TASHCO Art Gallery at North Valley Tech Center, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, Thornton. The theater company is looking for actors ages 21 and older. Performances will be Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. Rehearsals will begin the week of Aug. 26 and will take place after 6 p.m. weekdays. Specific dates and times to be determined by schedule of selected cast. TUESDAY/AUG. 20

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LIFETREE CAFÉ How pets interact with humans will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “What’s Your Pet Trying to Tell You?” explores how animals think and interact with humans. In an exclusive filmed interview, an animal communicator will share accounts of conversations with household pets. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or TUESDAY/AUG. 20 BOOK CLUB The Senior Book Club will read and discuss “The Next Thing on My List” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8801 or stop by the senior center to reserve a copy. For people ages 55 and over. TUESDAY/AUG. 20 BOOK CLUB The Northglenn Senior Center’s senior book

club will read and discuss “The Next Thing on My List” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 11801 Community Center Drive. In this novel by Jill Smolinski, June Parker’s life is meandering along until a freak car accident leaves Marissa, her 24-year-old passenger, dead and June wracked with guilt. June discovers a list Marissa had been keeping of 25 things she wanted to do by the time she turned 25. After a run-in with Marissa’s brother, June resolves to complete the list. Call 303-450-8801 or stop by the senior center to reserve a copy. For people ages 55 and over.

TUESDAY/AUG. 20 FIRE OPS The North Metro Fire Rescue District, in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2203 and the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, will host Fire Ops 101 for elected and appointed officials from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Training Center, 1006 Weld County Road 11, Erie. The workshop offers officials the opportunity to directly experience many aspects of fire ground operations, from suiting up in firefighting protective gear, learning how to use self-contained breathing apparatus that is essential for protection in heat and heavy smoke, to realistic, hands-on firefighting and rescue operations under the direct supervision of professional firefighters. TUESDAY/AUG. 20, 22, 26, 27, 29 PUBLIC MEETINGS Jefferson County Open Space is

asking residents to attend one of several public meetings to discuss the Open Space Master Plan. Meetings last from 6-8 p.m. and begin with a short presentation will begin about 6:15 p.m. followed by group interaction. Ideas and suggestions can be submitted through comment cards or by email using the subject “Master Plan” to trock@jeffco. us. Meetings are Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Jeffco Open Space Offices, 7000 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden; Thursday, Aug. 22, at The Peak Community and Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton; Monday, Aug. 26, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, Green Mountain Conference Center, 15200 W. 6th Avenue Service Road, Golden; Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Boettcher Mansion, 900 Colorow Road, Golden; and Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Indian Tree Golf Course Clubhouse, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

WEDNESDAY/AUG. 21 KOREAN WAR Join Active Minds from 1:45-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21, for a look at the origins, key events, and the lasting legacy of this conflict. We will also examine the role played by the United States, China, and the Soviet Union as part of the broader Cold War. Program is free and takes place at Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster. Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2 p.m. for the start of the program. RSVP at 303-403-2205.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/AUG. 23 JOB FAIR Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842

Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, will host a job and volunteer fair for workers ages 50 and older from 8:15-11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Bring copies of your resumes for employers. Red Rocks Community College will be offering free resume critiques. The event is free to the public; register in advance by calling 303-425-9583. Employers and agencies call 303-467-7197 for vendor information/fees.

COMING SOON/AUG. 23-24 ARC FUNDRAISER Donate household items such as clothing, furniture, kitchen items, linens, etc., to help PEO, Chapter HX, of Westminster provide scholarship for high school girls. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23-24. The ARC truck will be parked at 641 E. 112th Ave., Northglenn. A tax receipt will be provided. COMING SOON/AUG. 24 TEDDY PICNIC Iddle Bits of This and That Art Gallery in Westminster hosts a Teddy bear picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 3969 W. 73rd Ave. Register by Aug. 17 by calling 720-266-5047 or by email at iddlebits@ COMING SOON/AUG. 24, SEPT. 7, SEPT. 14, SEPT. 21, SEPT. 28, OCT. 5 FALL GARDENING Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada, offers free classes for gardeners on Saturdays this fall. Registration not required unless noted. Call 303-424-7979 or visit for details. Upcoming classes are: “PRESERVING YOUR Harvest – Make Summer Last All Winter” from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Learn several methods of food preservation, including canning, so that you can enjoy your summer harvest all winter long. Class will cover necessary equipment, tools, tips and techniques for success in the kitchen and good taste at the table. “PERENNIAL GARDENING in the Fall” from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. This is the perfect time to set the stage for next year’s garden. Plant perennials and bulbs for season long beauty and review the basic maintenance for keeping your garden healthy and beautiful. “LANDSCAPING YOUR Colorado Garden” from 2-3:30

p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Discover trees, shrubs and perennials that work well in our region. The class will cover plant combinations

and basic design principles that create curb appeal and enhance your outdoor living spaces. Special emphasis on drought tolerant plants that are durable and require lower maintenance.

“PLANTING FALL Bulbs” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 14. Plant bulbs now for color next spring. Discover new varieties of tulips and daffodils as well as other interesting and unique types of bulbs. Learn how to prepare your soil and maintain for years of beauty.

“FAIRY GARDEN Workshop” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Enjoy the magic and enchantment of a fairy garden and create your personal retreat for the fairies. Each attendee will take home a fairy garden they make in the class. Registration required; call 303-424-7979. Fee for materials will be assessed.

“ORCHIDS – Exotic but Easy” from 10-11 a.m. Saturday,

Sept. 28. Orchids are beautiful, fascinating and surprisingly easy to grow. Discover how these exotic beauties grow in nature and translate that to your own growing conditions. Learn some of the best varieties for your home and tips and techniques to successfully grow and rebloom orchids.

“GROWING GREAT Garlic” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Discover the exciting world of garlic, nature’s wonder plant for flavorful food, a healthy body and warding off evil spirits. Learn about the different garlic types and how to grow so that you will have a yearly harvest. “TERRARIUMS – Gardens under Glass” from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Terrariums add a lush element to your indoor décor. Discover how easy it is to bring the magic of these special gardens to your home. Our expert will demonstrate the range of containers, soil, plants and offer tips and techniques to create glorious gardens in glass. COMING SOON/AUG. 25 BLOOD DRIVE Westminster Christian Church will have its annual blood drive for Bonfils Blood Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Call the church office at 303-466-0622 to make an appointment. COMING SOON/AUG. 25, SEPT. 6, SEPT. 20 CONSTRUCTION TOURS Friends of Broomfield has several upcoming social events at its new site, 11851 Saulsbury St., Broomfield. Stop by the new site for light refreshments and to see the progress made. The first construction tour/ice cream social is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, with local faith communities as the special guests. The second tour and happy hour is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, and we will be joined by Broomfield Rotary clubs, the chamber of commerce and local businesses. The final construction tour/pizza night is from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and families, donors, community members and construction trades are invited. COMING SOON/AUG. 25 TO OCT. 20 FINANCIAL PEACE Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Universityclass will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 to Oct. 20 at Faith Bible Chapel, Carr Street Campus, 4890 Carr St., Arvada. For information or to register, call 303-424-2121 ext. 9-2455 or email COMING SOON/AUG. 29, SEPT. 26 DISCOVER CLAY Arvada Ceramics Arts Guild presents Discover Clay workshops from 7-9 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. The Aug. 29 project is a leaf platter. The Sept. 26 project is a jack-o-lantern. You create the piece, and the art guild will glaze and fire it. It will be finished in three weeks. Email or call 303-423-0448.

RECURRING EVENTS FALL CLASSES Registration for fall classes with Colorado ACTS is now open. Visit for details.

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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Worship 9:00 am 11040 Colorado Blvd.

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Northglenn United Methodist Church We invite you to join us in worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday.

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Week 1 Softball • Golf • Cross Country Legacy’s Alyssa Geist, a junior-to-be,rounds third base during a state playoff game last year. Photo by Pam Wagner

Legacy looks to capture sixth title Softball team has high hopes in 2013 season By Kate Ferraro Dawn Gaffin has been the Legacy softball coach since the program started 13 years ago. Over a decade, Gaffin has built a program that has 10 playoff appearances, including one Great Eight finish and one Final Four finish. What’s even more impressive is that during Gaffin’s tenure, the program has won five consecutive state tournaments, from 2007 to 2011. Additionally, every senior who has graduated from the program at the varsity level since 2004 has gone on to play softball at the collegiate level. But Gaffin doesn’t give herself all of the credit. She said the players have skill and so do the coaches. “I’ve had a lot of talent that has gone through the program,” Gaffin said. “We work very hard during the offseason, which has a lot to do with our success. Plus, I have a very knowledgeable coaching staff — 10 coaches that either coach competitive ball in the summer or have played. That’s good information that should be brought to the girls.” Last year, the Lightning suffered through some unfortunate injuries in key positions that cost them the state tournament title to Loveland. In the 2013 season, Legacy will compete alongside some tough teams again, with one third of their league games being against those who played in the 2012 state tournament. The squad lost seven seniors to graduation last year and only has three seniors

returning. Even though the team is very young this year, the skipper said she thinks her team will be powerful offensively. “I think we will have a very good hitting team this year,” Gaffin said. It’s one thing we focus on all summer. The girls have been working on speed and agility.” Among the seniors returning is Aspen Eubanks. A left-handed hitter and middle infielder, Eubanks has big shoes to fill, considering she’s taking the place of former seniors who used to play in the middle. Senior Kylie Barnard said it’s a pleasure to be on the field with someone like Eubanks. “She’s like a sister to me,” Barnard said. “She works super hard at everything.” Eubanks said one of Legacy’s strengths is the leadership role the upperclassmen have taken on from last year. She said one of her goals is to help the newcomers feel more comfortable on the team. “Since we lost so many of our seniors, we need to work on just making the incoming varsity players a part of the team,” Eubanks said. “We have a lot of incoming freshmen, so we need to make sure we build them into our program.” Barnard and senior Maddie Ertle are also returning to the squad. Barnard, a 6-foot-tall infielder, has been starting at third base since her sophomore year. Ertle played utility last year and is looking to play in the outfield this year. Juniors Alyssa Geist, Haley Smith and Celyn Whitt are also returning. The Legacy softball team has a number of goals this year, but their No. 1 aspiration is to bring the championship trophy back to their home turf. “I think our goal is always to get back to state,” Gaffin said. “It will be a rough start, but I’ll get them back into shape by October. I have an excellent coaching staff, so I think I can get them going.”

Horizon High School

Softball Teams At a glance

Coach: Gary Mares (3rd season). Last year’s record: 12-10 overall, 6-5 league. Returning players: Jasmine Wessel, C, JR; Taylor Smith, P, JR; Kayla Hepp, 1B, SR; Devin Bushner, OF, SO; Kaitlyn Barrett, OF, SR; Kayla Anthony, 1B/DH, JR; Kelly Fodness, OF, SR. Outlook: This year we look forward to the challenge of replacing five seniors, three of which were All-Conference players and two as captains, and our number 1-4 hitters. Positions to fill are shortstop, second base, third base and center field. Some positions may come from incoming freshman class. Open competition will create opportunities for playing time. Goal is to repeat as Regional Qualifiers (program has not qualified for postseason play since the early 2000’s), and the sting of being one out away of the State Tournament (having lost nine innings).

Legacy High School

Coach: Dawn Gaffin (14th year). Last year’s record: 19-3-2. Returning players: Aspen Eubanks, 2B/SS, SR; Kylie Barnard, 3B/1B, SR; Haley Smith, P/1B, JR; Celyn Whitt, DH, JR; Maddie Ertle, UT SR; Alyssa Geist, OF/C, JR. Outlook: As always, the Front Range League will host a very competitive league with 1/3 of our league represented in the 2012 state tournament. Horizon, Fossil Ridge, Mountain Range, and Fort Collins will be some of Legacy’s toughest league competitors this year. Legacy softball will work to be in the top 3 in our league again this year with aspirations to participate in their 11th consecutive State Tournament.

Mountain Range High School

Coach: Dane Craig (7th year). Last year’s record: 13-9. Returning players: Harley Huser, SS, SR; Kayla Staab, 1B, SR; Desire Visser, 2B, SR; Celeste “Goose” Martinez, RF, SR; Valerie Ortega, C, SO; Riley Craig, 3B, SO; Hunter Huser, P, FR. Outlook: The Mustangs look to challenge for the Front Range title in 2013 with seven returning seniors and a strong starting line-up both offensively and

defensively. With returning all-conference players like Harley, Riley, and Valerie, and senior leadership from Kayla, as well as a fireball pitcher in Hunter coming in to the program, 2013 looks to be the Mustangs year to get in the Colorado softball map.

Skyview High School

Coach: Patrick Bahl (1st year). Last year’s record: 2-8 league, 8-10 overall. Returning players: Keyanna Varner, P, SO; Mercy Aguilar, 2B/3B, JR; Naya Montoya, 2B, JR; Alexis Fernandez, P/CF, SO; Salena Aguiniga, 1B, JR; Christine Gudenkauf, LF, JR; Biry Gonzales, SS, JR; Calrisa Hale, C, SO; Haily Kruger, RF, SO. Outlook: This year the Skyview softball team contains some young, very talented girls. I expect them to be competitive in our league (Colorado 7). We have a large number of returning starters and with the talents of both the new and returning girls; I plan on a very successful season.

Standley Lake High School

Coach: Carrie Ott (11th year). Last year’s record: 11-11-1 overall, 3-5 in league. Returning players: Melissa Heronema, 3B, SR; RiAnna May, CF, SR; Nicole Garcia, OF/2B, SR; Rhiannon Parry, P/ UT, SR; Madison Schmidt, SS, JR; Samii Garcia, 1B/OF, JR; Ana Clouse, OF, JR; Rebecca Couture, P/UT, SO; Rachel Couture, C, SO. Outlook: I have high expectations for our team this year. Seven of our nine returning players were starters last year and bring with them talent, experience, and dedication. We have all of the potential to be a dominating team this season. Our goal is be the Jeffco 5A champions and to win state.

Thornton High School

Coach: Scott Gibson (8th year). Last year’s record: 3-16. Returning players: Janae Montoya, JR; Alycia Ibarra, SO; Danielle Martinez, JR; Tamika Spruell, SR; Lexi Vosparris, SR; Alicia Romo, SO. Outlook: Our goals are to be at least .500; to win as many as we lose. We want our girls to improve and to make it to the playoffs.


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Legacy’s Chen ready for senior year Lightning’s top golfer looking to end career on a high note By Scott Stocker There’s little doubt that Legacy’s Eric Chen is eager for the 2013 golf season to get under way. After all, he once again will be in the running to win the Class 5A state golf championship. Chen, the only Legacy player in the field over the Rolling Hills Golf Course at state last fall, carded a two-day total of 146. While a great score, it fell one short of champion Kyler Dunkie, of Douglas County, who shot 145 on the Golden course, and was also a tie with Spencer Painton, of Regis. “It was a disappointment, sure,” Chen said during his pre-season interview. “It should be a better season as I feel so much better. I’ve had a pretty good summer, and I’m more confident in my game. The key is always to try to improve. Pressure? Not really. “Golf is a funny sport, and you just want to go out and play your best at the various courses and not worry so much about the

competition,” Chen said. “After all, a lot of us are on different holes, and you don’t always know what the other players are doing. Strange things can happen out there, we all know that.” Chen carded another second-place finish this summer at the Rocky Mountain Invitational over the Kennedy Golf Course in Denver. This time the competition was from players throughout the Midwest. “My irons have been consistent, and I just want to keep a good mental attitude,” Chen said. “As a team, we probably need more practice, but I think we’re going to play well this season.” Those, too, are the thoughts of Legacy coach Bobby Ortega. And, perhaps in his 13th season at the helm for the Lightning, Ortega will see an individual champion prevail, as well as a fine team season. This year’s 5A state tournament will be played Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Common Ground Golf Course in Aurora. “Eric has high expectations in what he can accomplish,” Ortega said. “He’s just got that great attitude, works hard and is full of determination. He had a couple of back-to-back bogies in his final round, but he’s not going to let that bother him. He is not one to get down on himself. He’s just very competitive and evenkeeled.”

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Legacy golfer Li Chen, returns for his junior year hoping to improve on his second place finish at the Class 5A Golf Tournament last year. Photo by Pam Wagner Ortega welcomed nearly 30 players to open practice, and he’s high on what he feels the Lightning can accomplish this season. “I think we can have a solid sea-

son,” Ortega said. “We’ve got some fine players back and a huge freshman class to get started with. Spencer Roberts, a senior, Golf continues on Page 20

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Runners hungry for good finish Thornton cross-country boys looking for better ending than previous year By Scott Stocker Thornton’s Sean Paiz and Joshua Joseph will be seeking a much better finish to the 2013 cross-country season than they experienced last year, as will coach Jason O’Shea. Thornton went into the Class 5A state meet with expectations of a least a topfive finish. But when the action was complete over the Norris-Penrose Event Center course, the Trojans had to settle for 10th place. Paiz, a senior, finished a disappointing 25th with a much slower time than his season best, running 17-minutes, :20.5 seconds. Joseph, a junior, was 31st, running :17:28.8. “Last year at state we didn’t strike as a team,” said Paiz, Thornton’s captain. “We just broke under the pressure. It’s going to be a lot different this year. We’ve worked hard to get back into shape, and we’ve got four back from our state team, and a fifth who qualified but didn’t compete at state. We only lost two seniors, and we do have some injuries to overcome. We’re working hard to get back in shape.” Paiz was the No. 1 runner for Thornton last year, a move up from his sophomore season that he said was huge. “It was a big change for me,” Paiz said. “I had to lead, and that jump in the lineup was something to look forward to. I feel very confident in my ability, and I think as a team, we are going to be alright. It certainly ended up being a learning experience for all of us. Overall, I think we have a great group of guys, and we know what to do. Now, just do it.” Joseph is also looking for much better results all the way around. “At state, it appeared we were ready, but as it turned out, not ready,” he said. “We went into state like it was any other meet, but that’s not state. We just didn’t do what we were expected to do. I think we have a

One of the many top cross country runners to compete for Thornton High School this fall is junior-to-be Joshua Jospeh. Photos by Pam Wagner good opportunity this season to be one of the best teams. “Last year was my first time in a state situation, and I guess I really didn’t know how to prepare,” Joseph sai. “This year I’ll be ready to push all the way. The key is to be more than just ready. This year I want to get right with myself and do what has to be done.” Those certainly are the thoughts of O’Shea. “We’ve got five of our top seven boys from the team back, and they’ve put in a lot of work this summer,” O’Shea said. “We look to be a lot better than last year. State was a disappointment for us. We took third at the Nike in Arizona recently, and that’s a blessing. “But last year, a couple of the kids just didn’t do as well as we expected,” O’Shea said. “We hope to do a lot better at the big meets this season as we have depth and we have experience. We have a lot of juniors and seniors to give ourselves good competition. I think we should make state again, this time putting in a better performance.” Mountain Vista won the boys Runners continues on Page 20

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juniors Trevor Glenn and Zach Moritz, and sophomore Mitchell Gore are youngsters willing to work hard. We’ve got high expectations.” Regis won the 5A title last fall with a 446 total. The Raiders were followed by Ralston Valley (454) and Cherry Creek (464). Pueblo Centennial’s Jacob Allenback was the 4A winner while medalist honors in 3A went to Kent Denver’s Ben Moore. Moore, by the way, prevented teammate Ethan Freeman from winning his third consecutive title. Kent Denver also bested Holy Family to win the 3A team championship, 446472.

Coach: Will Wilson (8th year). Returning players: Joey Bartoletti, Sr.; Matthew Collier, Jr.; Patrick Heneghan, Sr.; Jack Marty, So.; Connor Stanley, Sr.; Tyler Simiens, Sr.; Joe Woeste, Sr. Outlook: The Tigers have 12 returning players overall and have the ability to make a run for the league and state titles. They know they have to overcome Kent Denver which has won every league title since 2001. Bartoletti and Connor Stanley are returning from last year’s state qualifying team and Matthew Collier was also honorable mention all-league. Heneghan is coming off an injury, but should be ready. Wilson feels there are four, perhaps five, players who can make the all-league team and get the Tigers back to state.

Northglenn, Thornton, The Academy

Coach: Joe Wallin (16th year). Returning players: Chris Stuckman, Sr.; Lewis Vadeen, Jr.; Pedro Martinez, Sr.; Nick Vadeen, So. Outlook: Wallin felt he could have about 20 players from the three schools on the squad this

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championship with a score of 103 points last season. The individual champion in 5A was Denver East’s Ashi Ge-

season. The majority are from Northglenn, but he hopes the numbers from Thornton and The Academy will pick up. Stuckman and Lewis Vadeen were state qualifiers last season and he hopes their play and leadership will continue to help the team grow. Martinez has been on the bubble of being a state qualifier and this could be his year. A large number of sophomores, with Nick Vadeen a leader, and freshmen should help the building process for a season of success.

Standley Lake High School

Coach: Ron Zwemke (5th year). Returning players: Steve Finch, Jr.; Andrew Hewitt, Jr.; Matt Leeper, Sr.; Jeremy Minnick, Jr.; Caleb Ott, Sr.; Austin Rosenthal, So.; Nick Villano, Jr. Outlook: There appears to be a good outlook behind the four returning lettermen — Leeper, Minnick, Ott and Villano. Good things are also expected from Hewitt and Rosenthal. Leeper was the leading scorer last season for the Gators and Zwemke is high on his prospects this time around. Zwemke feels that Ott

berkiedane (16:21.7). His younger brother, Cerake, finished third (16:38.1). Jose Garcia, a junior, finished 29th for Thornton with a time of 17:23.3. Junior Jake Keithley finished a disappointing 145th (19:01.5). Roger Rodriquez-Perez had also qualified for state with

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Coach: David Good (16th year). Returning runners: Mark Bowles, Sr.; Aaron Hillman, Sr.; Erich Hixson, Sr.; Joe Marcia, Sr.; Dillon Roddy, Sr.; Tristan Smith, Sr. Outlook: The Tigers are loaded with seniors as all six who participated in last year’s state meet return after an 11thplace finish. In fact, they are the only team from last year’s meet that will have its full team of state qualifiers returning. And, after watching the girls win the state title last season, they feel this could be their year.

Coach: Chris Smith (7th year). Returning runners: Dylan Andrew, Sr.; Lucas Droste, Sr.; Tristan Hasch, Sr.; Matt Kowalsky, Sr.; Paul Williams, Sr. Outlook: Only two runners with state experience return: Matt Kowalsky and Joe Stamos. Stamos, by the way, is a newcomer for the Mustangs as he transferred from Horizon and had BUY - ed SELL TRADE - NEW USED - SELF-RELIANCE qualifi for-state while with -the Hawks. Smith welcomed more than 25 prospects and feels he has a talented bunch. Kowalsky’s twin sister, Rowan, should be a standout on the girl’s side.


Horizon High School

Coach: Mike Ryan (1st year). Returning runners: Zach Northglenn High School Gallegos, Sr.; Luke Pohpil, Jr.; Brandon Sundahl, Sr. Coaches: Robert Thompson (3rd year), Von Miller Outlook: The Hawks hope to surprise a lot of teams this (1st year). Returning runners: Derek Bo, Jr.; Jason Dinh, year as Ryan has a great turnout with more than 40 boys Sr.; Adam Nelson, Jr.; Ryan Roche, Jr.; Luke Thompson, and girls reporting. They only had one state qualifier Sr. Outlook: There are a lot of new faces with the boys this last season in senior Joe Stamos, but he has transferred season, but the coaches see a lot of talent on the field with to Mountain Range. It was a good summer of practice, a turnout of 20 players. They will be looking for the returnand one thing that should help give the team a lift is the ing players to be more ready to get into action, and from experienced brother-sister combination of Brandon and early indications this will be a much stronger group than Melanie Sundahl. in theTHIS previous seasons. FOR $1 OFF ADMISSION BRING COUPON

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Coach: Ben Hershelman (5th year). Returning runners: Austin Fisher, Sr.; Zeke Trujillo, So. Outlook: The Jaguars placed sixth in the region last season and have only lost two seniors. Fisher placed 15th at state last season, and Bershelman feels this could be a banner year for his top incoming senior, certainly a top 10 finish. Trujillo broke the school freshman record last season, and

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Coach: Mike Ryan (1st year). Returning runners: Lizzi Atwood; Lauren Knight, Jr.; Megan Mooney, So.; Gabby Penaflor; Kaley Stutzman, Sr.; Melanie Sundahl, So. Outlook: “We’ve had a great turnout, about 40 to 50 boys and girls expected. It was a good summer of practice, and I think the kids are ready to go.”

Jefferson Academy High School

Coach: Ben Hershelman (5th year). Returning runners: Mariah Archuletta, So.; Fiona Cavanaugh, Jr.; Marisa Chapman, Jr.; Heidi Wendt, Jr .Outlook: The girls were 11th in state last season, and Hershelman feels they are definitely a top-10 contending team. They had a fine summer and appear ready to go. Wendt, strong in the No. 3 slot for much of the year, and Cavanaugh, holding down the No. 5 spot should be the leaders.

Mountain Range High School

Coach: Sarah Rebick (1st year). Returning runners: Maggie Castillo, Sr.; Rowan Kowalsky, Sr.; Rebekah McCabe, So; Jesse McKenna, Jr.; Maddie Obernesser, Jr. Outlook: Senior talent behind Castillo and Kowalsky should help lead the way for the Mustangs. Kowalsky, the twin sister of boys standout Matt Kowalsky, holds the school record and should break it this season.

Coach: Alisa Hansen (3rd year). Returning runners: Issac Martinez, Sr.; Sam Piltz, Sr. Outlook: There is a lot up in the air for Only two lettermen return, TH the Wolverines. TH and according to Hansen there is a lot of team building that has to be accomplished. The team only had five players when she came on board two years ago, but she expects to have anywhere from 15 to 20 this season.

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Coaches: Robert Thompson (3rd year), Von Miller (1st year). Returning runners: Cristal Cordova, Sr.; Cassie Vargas, Sr. Outlook: The Norse girls are small on numbers, but Thompson and Miller think it is a group with a lot of heart. They feel the focus will be more on their individual efforts and their individual scoring.

Skyview High School

Coach: Alisa Hansen (3rd year). Returning runners: Ryleigh Foster, Jr.; Shaely Northway, So.; Crystal Perez, So. Outlook: Hansen feels the Wolverines have some up-andcoming runners as the program has grown over the past two seasons. Still, she says, there is a lot of building to do. She only had five in her first year, but expects a combination of 15-20 girls and boys this time around.

Thornton High School

Coach: Jason O’Shea (3rd year). Returning runners: Katheryn Lundstrom, Sr.; Nyssa Mora, So.; Kasha Strong, Sr. Outlook: O’Shea only has seven girls on the team to start the season, short on depth, to be sure. But he’s pleased with the leaders in the group. And, it would be special if these young ladies can reach state as in the 38-year history of the team; they’ve never been to state. Lundstrom is with the team for her third season and the coach feels she is a top-15 runner. Strong and Mora are coming into their own and the coach has high

has one of the best swings on the team and has yet to reach his potential. Villano should be more than ready for the coming season has he played in about twenty tournaments over the summer. He has been shooting consistently in the 70s. Zwemke also feels that Finch is ready to complete at a higher level.

Horizon High School

Coach: Tom White (1st year). Returning players: Bennett Kingsley, Sr.; Tony Salazar, Sr.; Casey Carr, Sr.; Skylar Lunder, Sr.; John Stutzman, So. Outlook: This is White’s first year with the boys team and he and assistant Austin Madison welcomed 18 players, six of whom are freshman. The four seniors will certainly lead the way for the Hawks. The coach is not sure how things are going to go since it’s his first season. But he feels this is a team with a lot of heart, potential and determination. As such, he’s very optimistic, as are the players. The four seniors are the heart of the team and he feels that Stutzman has shown a lot of early promise.

the Trojans, but missed the meet. The 2013 state championships is scheduled for Oct. 26 over the Norris Penrose Events Center course in Colorado Springs. All classification, boys and girls, will be determined on this date.

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