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October 24, 2013

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Human services center opens on Federal Officials laud 3CE location By Mikkel Kelly Three words – love the location – describe the perspective of attendees Saturday at the grand opening of the Center for Career & Community Enrichment, south of 72nd on Federal Boulevard. The new multi-service center — dubbed 3CE — at 7117 Federal Blvd. in Westminster will provide classes, workshops and numerous services for low-income residents. The site is credited with bringing needed Adams County human services to the west side of Interstate 25. Further, the location on Federal Boulevard is considered easy to find and easily

accessible to bus lines. “I’m so happy we are so close (to this portion of the county) and not just for the families we serve, but the community as well,” said Elizabeth Aryeetey, family selfsufficiency coordinator at the center. Aryeetey introduced Brandieli Ciddio-Garrison, a single mother who credited three to four years of assistance programs directed by Aryeetey with helping her family to overcome challenges. Garrison said she has achieved self-sufficiency and is now working at an adult day-care center and serves as a court appointed advocate at CASA, an Adams and Broomfield counties agency that assists abused children. “3CE is greatly appreciated in this community because at

one time there were four workforce centers then it was cut to one due to the economy at 120th and Sable in Thornton,” CiddioGarrison said. “So this new center is very convenient for a lot of people.” Congressman Ed Perlmutter addressed the gathering of about 50 people Saturday and said, “If you can’t get there it ain’t worth a hill of beans. This center will make it easier for people to take advantage of the opportunities we have.” Faith Winter, Westminster mayor pro tem, noted having the selected combination of services in one building makes needed resources much more accessible. Center continues on Page 17

Elizabeth Aryeetey, family self-sufficiency coordinator, describes the importance of having human services programs. Janet Benavente, left, Colorado State University Extension family and consumer science agent in Adams County, listens to speakers at the Saturday grand opening. Photo by Mikkel Kelly

Residents stand behind proposed development Vacant lot set to become medical plaza, day care and storage units By Tammy Kranz

Food service workers at Mapleton Public Schools participated in two-day culinary workshop Oct. 14-15 by LiveWell Colorado to learn more about cooking from scratch. Photos by Tammy Kranz

Mapleton focuses on healthy meals Made-from-scratch food offered in school cafeterias By Tammy Kranz

Robert Mattoch, a chef consultant with LiveWell Colorado, chops lettuce on Oct. 15 during a workshop at Mapleton Public Schools about scratch cooking.

Whole wheat pasta and bread; chicken hot dogs; steamed vegetables; nonprocessed food, so raw chicken and pork are prepared on site; multiple items made from scratch — such as ranch dressing, marinara sauce, lasagna and soup. This menu sounds like that of a health-conscious adult, but it’s actually what students in Mapleton Public Schools are eating. Hungry kids don’t learn well, and Mapleton wants to satisfy their hunger healthily. “Under the leadership of our nutrition services director, Joella Carron, we’ve take all deep fryers and breaded items out of our kitchens and are now serving our children whole grains,

grilled chicken sandwiches, and even fruit instead of syrup on pancakes,” said Melissa Johnson, communication specialist. “We are doing some incredible things in our kitchens. We are excited to continue such culinary advancements through our partnership with LiveWell.” LiveWell Colorado conducted a twoday culinary workshop Oct. 14-15 at Mapleton for its nutrition staff, with a focus on scratch cooking and recipe and menu development. “More than one in four Colorado children are overweight or obese and only 8 percent of Colorado’s children meet recommended levels of fruit and vegetable consumption.” Venita Currie, program director at LiveWell Colorado “So we wanted to jump into the food fight and teach kids healthy food is good for them and it can taste good too.” Meals continues on Page 17

Thornton City Council unanimously approved plans for the development of a medical building, day care and ministorage facility at the northeast intersection of East 123rd Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The 8-0 approval came after a public hearing during council’s special meeting on Oct. 15. Ward 3 Councilwoman Lynne Fox excused herself from the hearing and vote because she resides within 1,500 feet of the property. Nine residents spoke in favor of the development, while three voiced their opposition. Some of those in favor of the plans talked about this being a better development than those suggested in the past — such as Albertsons, which has closed many stores — and the fact the development will bring property tax revenue into the city. “I don’t see anything wrong with this,” said Kathy Lyons, who lives across where the storage facility will be located. “The only thing people might have issues with is the storage unit, but it will be low key, the height is low, there’s not going to be a lot of activity in there. I really do hope you approve this Because eventually something awful is going to go in there — this will work.” One resident against the development cited concerns about the mini storage Lot continues on Page 17



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Our values drive our success One of my very favorite things about being in the coaching, training, and learning and development industry is when I have an opportunity to meet and observe other trainers or facilitators, authors, and subject matter experts. I am sharing this with you because I had a wonderful opportunity to sit in on a session recently conducted by Peter Thomas. His career and accomplishments were extremely impressive, however his presentation was focused on values, and it was his passion and conviction around this topic that really captured my attention. Although he normally delivers the course over two days, the four-hour abbreviated version had a tremendous impact on me and how I see and define my own success. What are my values? What do I value most? Why do I value these things? Intuitively I have understood the importance of identifying my values and their relation to my success and have spent time identifying them in the past and even

committing them to writing. Yet during this recent session with Peter Thomas I questioned and even challenged myself a little on how much emphasis I was placing on my own values and was I really living those values. Typically when I teach a class or coach a client and we discuss values I hear words like honesty, integrity, family, knowledge, and other very nice words and strong values. So when I was tasked with working through my own, I came up with about 14 words or values. Then after thinking through them a little more

I distilled the list down to seven values and found the other words and values fit better as sub-values or categories. If you don’t mind me sharing, here is what I do value: Faith, Family, Love, Trust, Kindness, Happiness, and Fitness. And the other values that fall somewhere under each one include: Togetherness, Compassion, Time, Quiet Time, Loyalty, Effort, Purpose, Commitment, Wisdom, and Peace, with some of these falling under more than one major value. Have you considered what it is you really value and why? Success is different for everyone as some define success by status, money, achievements, and in many other ways. What if we looked at success and measured our success in relation to our values instead of our accomplishments or at least alongside of them? If we compromise our values to achieve status or things, are we truly successful? I know this sounds so philosophical or maybe you see it as wishful thinking. But if you are a little like me maybe, and

Mayors across the United States are recognizing a growing movement that is dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations to “go the extra mile” in service and volunteerism. On Nov. 1, more than 400 mayors will declare “Extra Mile Day,” including Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams. Extra Mile Day celebrates individuals and organizations that have chosen to create positive change in their communities by going the extra mile. Created in 2009 with twenty-three cities making the inaugural declaration, Extra Mile Day has continued to build momentum each year since. For more information about Extra Mile Day and its history, visit

Fundraiser for Thornton family

Industrie HAIRDRESSING is hosting a fundraiser for the Henry family of Thornton on Sunday, Nov. 3. In May, Max Henry was diagnosed with glioblastoma (a brain tumor). After months of fighting the cancer, Henry died on Oct. 7. He leaves behind his wife and 5 children, along with medical expenses. He was an organic farmer, who, up until the flooding, was still being paid. Unfortunately, the flooding had a major impact on those crops and on the Henry family’s income. industrie is asking for a

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someone reminded you about the importance of your values, would you take the time to reconsider what they are and how you not only prioritize them but how you just might live them? This was an awesome reminder and I am so grateful to Peter Thomas for his presentation. He has written a book titled “Be Great: The Five Foundations of an Extraordinary Life in Business - And Beyond” and I would highly encourage you to read this wonderfully fresh reminder of all that may just be important in your own life. Are your values in alignment with what you do? Is what you do in alignment with your values? I would love to hear all about it at because when our values and life are in sync, it really will be a better than good week.

minimum of $20 donation for adults and a $10 minimum for kid’s cuts. Call 303-4665507 to book an appointment. There will also be a raffle. Charron Brock Photography will take photos for a $50 sitting fee per family. All proceeds will go directly to supporting the Henry family. The fundraiser is at 150 Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield.

Drug Take Back event set for Oct. 26

The city is hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct 26, at two locations: the police department, 9551 Civic Center Drive, and the Fire Station #5 14051 Colorado Blvd. People may drive up, drop off unused or expired household prescriptions and over-thecounter medications for free, safe disposal Items not accepted are needles, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs.

LIFE: Mythbusters breaks onto the museum scene. Page 16

SPORTS: Beating Legend makes Legacy state champs. Page 20

Lunch and Learn series deal with budgeting

Meet with financial experts and learn strategies for better budgeting, planning and investing. Hosted at Anythink Huron Street 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Thursday through December, these free lunchtime sessions are designed to help you save more and spend less. For more information call 720-977-5817 or go to

CONSTRUCTION: U.S. 36 corridor construction announces new bridge completion. Page 9

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Nov. 11 meeting rescheduled

Northglenn City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 11, is on Veteran’s Day, and council has voted to reschedule that meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Council meetings are at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive.

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Northglenn Police Department and Northglenn High School will team up again this year to present Safe Street Halloween 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the school, 601 W. 100th Place. This free event, offers trick-or-treating, fun games, cookie decorating, ghostly storytelling and more. Northglenn High School students are turning several classrooms into a variety of grueling haunted houses. There will also be a themed light show held outside. Opened for all ages. If you are interested in supporting this event with money or pre-packaged candy, contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851. Photo courtesy of Northglenn Police


The Northglenn Community Foundation in partnership with Lynch Creek Farm is offering holiday wreaths, centerpieces and sprays for delivery to you, your loved ones, customers and friends. For every item purchased, Lynch Creek Farm will donate 20 percent of the proceeds to the Northglenn Community Foundation (NCF) to help fund the Utility Assistance Program for residents that are in need of financial assistance. These holiday items are made to order and can be shipped to any of the 48 continuous United States. All prices include standard shipping (5-7 days delivery). Express shipping is available if needed. Gifts can be ordered through Dec. 18. To order, visit www.lynchcreekwreaths. com/fundraiser and enter NCF in the box labeled “Enter your fundraiser code here”. Any of the items on their site can be purchased and will apply to our fundraiser. For more information call Leslie Carrico at 303-451-5046

Drug Take Back event set for Oct. 26

A Prescription Drug Take Back event will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct 26, west parking lot at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive.

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Rooftop restaurants in the works Two eateries may feature rooftop sites at Webster Lake By Tammy Kranz Northglenn City Council unanimously approved a resolution to provide an incentive of up to $500,000 for rooftop restaurant uses for the Webster Lake Promenade development. The incentives would be for two rooftop restaurants, not to exceed $250,000 per use, for tap fees. The approval came during council’s Oct. 14 regular meeting. Webster Lake Promenade is a 10-acre commercial development at 120th Avenue and Grant Street. One of the development’s tenants, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, is interested in a rooftop restaurant. The second rooftop restaurant has not been secured yet. Webster Lake Promenade will house about 47,000 square feet of restaurant, re-

tail and other commercial space with seven buildings. The site is being developed by Hawkins, which acquired the property from the city and NURA in early July. The other tenants who have signed leases at the Promenade include: Longhorn Steakhouse, Sleep Number by Select Comfort, Pacific Dental Services, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Café Rio Mexican Grill, Jamba Juice, Panera Bread, Jim `N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and Jimmy John’s. The majority of the tenants should be open by mid-summer with full construction built out in 18 months, according to Debbie Tuttle, economic development manager for the city of Northglenn. Officials celebrated a groundbreaking on July 29. Tuttle said that almost 300,000 people live within five miles of the location, and between 120th Avenue and Interstate 25, almost 210,000 cars pass by each day. The project will bring in approximately $13 million in capital investments and 200 new jobs, according to Hawkins Development.

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play areas at North, South and Central Parks. The city will also repair the fencing around the basketball court and replace the solar lighting near the play area at Central. The Sensory Park at E.B. Rains is scheduled to get new climbing components and slides.

Northglenn City Council voted on the following legislation during its Oct. 14 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Joyce Downing, Carol Dodge and Wayne Dodge, Ward I, Joe Brown and Leslie Carrico, Ward II, Marci Whitman, Ward III, and Gene Wieneke and Kim Snetzinger, Ward IV. Mayor Pro Tem Susan Clyne, Ward III, was absent.

Vehicle replacement

Council unanimously approved a resolution to purchase a three-fourth ton utility truck for the forestry division in the amount of $32,485 to Dellenbach Motors. The Parks Division budget includes funding for the replacement of one vehicle in its 2013 budget. The vehicle scheduled for replacement received a score of a 10 by Fleet Services. In the current scoring system, a score of 9 or greater indicates “designate for replacement.” The next City Council regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. — Compiled by Tammy Kranz

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Council unanimously approved a resolution to authorize a contract with Richdell Construction for replacement and improvements of the parks and playgrounds at North Park, Central Park, South Park and the Sensory Playground at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in the amount of $203,170, which includes an $18,470 contingency. Some of the improvements include replacing sand with wood fiber mulch, replacing water fountains, replacing table tops, bench seats and trash lids and adding ADA compliant curb cuts into the

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An artist rendering of a building at Webster Lake Promenade, which is being constructed at 120th Avenue and Grant Street in Northglenn. The development will potentially feature two rooftop restaurants. Photo courtesy of the city of Northglenn The city and the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority began assembling the 11 acres on 120th and Grant more than 10

years ago. A Days Inn and other businesses were demolished to prepare the site for development.

Council approves ban on types of pets sold Ordinance designed to stop the support of puppy mills By Tammy Kranz Northglenn City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that outlaws selling dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores unless those animals came from an animal shelter or rescue organization. The measure passed by a 7-1 vote during council’s Oct. 14 regular meeting. Gene Wieneke, Ward IV, cast the dissenting vote. Susan Clyne, Ward III, was absent. Council rejected a similar ordinance by a 4-5 vote on first reading during its July 8 regular meeting. Ward II Councilwoman Leslia Carrico said she asked that the ordinance be brought back because she misunderstood something in the ordinance in July and incorrectly voted against it. “I think (the ordinance) shows the fact that we are against puppy milling, that we want to reduce our cost in shelters and that we’re really kind of standing up for animals and making sure that they are care for appropriately and not just bred inhumanely,” Carrico said.

The ordinance grandfathers in the pet stores already operating in the city. The ordinance has been revised from the original one by allowing individuals to sell or give away pets in public places. Wieneke said he was against the measure because since it grandfathers the one pet store that sells dogs and cats, that it creates a monopoly. Mayor Joyce Downing said she had mixed feelings. “I think it sends a message that we really don’t like pet mills, but on the other hand, you’re right, it is a monopoly of sorts,” she said. Ward I Councilwoman Carol Dodge said the whole ordinance was moot because it won’t affect the existing businesses, but that it’s a nice way to take an ethical stand. The other council members that spoke encouraged Northglenn residents to show up at the public hearing to voice their opinion on this ordinance. They said they have gotten support for the ordinance, but mostly from people who live outside the city, like in Boulder or Centennial. The second and final vote on the ordinance will follow a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive.


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Roundtable discussion defines key issues Metro mayors discuss ways to make communities thrive By Crystal Anderson The theme of cooperation and dedication highlighted the Regional Mayoral Roundtable, Friday, Oct. 18. Hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson County Business Lobby, the mayoral roundtable brought together five regional mayors to discuss initiatives facing the Denver metro community and the state at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. The event hosted five area mayors — Mayor Marc Williams, Arvada; Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver; Mayor Nancy McNally, Westminster; Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Golden; Mayor Heidi Williams, Thornton — and Gov. John Hickenlooper. The mayors answered questions regarding transportation and the rail systems, prohibition of medical marijuana growers and shops within each community, and homelessness. More than 130 business leaders from across the region attended the event, in-

cluding past Arvada City Councilwoman, Bernie Burgmaier, who was eager to hear about the state of the community. “I’m really interested in what’s going on in our community and politics in general,” Burgmaier said. The mayors also highlighted the importance of urban renewal programs and how working together, consistently, as a region, makes the community thrive. “It’s a mandate to cooperate,” said Mayor Hancock regarding regionalism, “if we want to fulfill the possibilities of this area, we cannot be mutually exclusive, we must do this together.” Toward the end of the event, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Jerry Marks, welcomed Hickenlooper. He spoke passionately about Amendment 66 and discussed the advantages of the resolution. “For the first time in the United States, if this passes, the money follows the child,” he said, “We’re creating a real incentive for teachers and schools to make sure these kids don’t drop out.” Following the governor’s address, Marks honored Arvada Chamber of Commerce President Dot Wright, as this was her last event as chamber president. For attendee Janet Steinkamp, Associ-

Forum introduces candidates, talks Amendment 66 By Ashley Reimers With mail-in ballots out the door, Adams 12 Five Star School District residents had an opportunity to learn about the school board members during a candidate forum, before deciding who to vote for in this year’s election. The forum, Oct. 17, was hosted by the District School Improvement Team, DSIT, and was attended by school board candidates Joshua Bastian, David Elliott, Kathy Plomer, Rico Figueroa and Amy Speers. Debbie Christensen was unable to attend. Each candidate gave a five-minute introduction followed by an open-forum layout giving parents and community members the opportunity to speak one-on-one with each candidate. The forum also featured an Amendment 66 discussion with speakers from both sides of the issue. On the November ballot, Amendment 66 is asking voters to approve an income tax increase to raise money for pre-school to 12th grade education. If approved it would raise $950 million for Colorado schools. The cost to tax payers is about $133 per year for the average family. Lauren Arnold, a volunteer with a Greater Education Colorado, a statewide, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that is focused on improving education in Colorado, spoke about the benefits of the Amendment 66. Arnold, who is also with Colorado Commits to Kids, the proponent of the measure, said the revenue raised from the state tax increase will be locked in a the new State Education Achievement Fund where it can only be used for education reform, rural

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed those assembled about the facts and realities of Amendment 66. Photo by Crystal Anderson ate Vice President of Red Rocks Community College, the event was informative and clearly presented the issues that are pressing throughout her community and for her students.

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This service is not intended to replace the schools, classroom technology, early child“This award is indicative of the tremenexisting means of communication, it’s just hood education, full-time kindergarten and dous work our talented finance departanother tool to enhance communications. preschool, gifted and talented students, atment staff does on a regular basis,” said In order to receive priority text alerts, risk students and English language learn27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler. “The parents must opt-in to receive text alerts ers. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by texting “yes” to 68453, and then receive “One of the most important things for is just one of the many ways that our a confirmation text. Colorado to do is invest in high-quality edschool district upholds its commitment to Parents can repeat the opt-in process ucation for our kids,” Arnold said. “We need financial transparency in how we utilize for any other wireless numbers they wish to make a commitment to the next generaour funds.” to receive the text alerts. The district antion to reduce class size, get better teachers The report and other district financial ticipates text alert subscribers will receive into classrooms and provide more modern documents can be found by visiting www. approximately three alerts each month. technology. This will give our kids a chance and clicking on Financial InforPlease note, although the district doesn’t to be successful and can be done through mation. charge for this service, standard text mesAmendment 66.” saging/data rates may apply according to On the other end of the spectrum was BRING THIS COUPON FORyour $1 OFF BRING THIS COUPON FORfor $1Red OFF ADMISSION plan. 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Our picks: Support Downing, Brown, Snetzinger The Northglenn City Council has had a steady, productive run in recent years. We owe much of that to Mayor Joyce Downing. She is being challenged by the accomplished council member Gene Wieneke, but Downing has simply earned the right to keep the job for a second term. Downing provides inclusive and steady leadership. She has a listen-to-others first habit that has helped her assess issues and gain consensus in her distinctive decision-making style. Likewise we are impressed with incumbents Kim Snetzinger in Ward 4 and Joe Brown in Ward 2. Snetzinger has a steady approach to targeting economic development and taking care of infrastructure. Brown used his experience on planning commission to quickly become an effective council member in his firts term. He too has a balanced approach with an eye

OUR VIEW to redevelopment and common sense for the garden variety of challenges that cities face. We tip our hats to the challengers, but this is a year that three talented incumbents have not done anything to lose their jobs. Instead they have provided good reasons to merit votes of confidence.

Thornton — Yes to ballot questions

The City of Thornton as a variety of ballot questions. For the most part, all are no-brainers in our estimation. Term limits – Ballot Question 2C: We

urge voters to approve a question to extend term limits from two to three. We like that three four-year terms would match some other cities and Thornton’s county of residence — Adams. The change respects the idea of term limits but extends to a reasonable three terms, allowing those with the most talent and support to serve a little longer. Open Space – Ballot Question 2B: Through the years the northern Adam cities have put open space tax to good work. Securing open space at present is key to the long-term quality of life. A 20-year extension of the Parks and Open Space Tax is a good move for the future of the city. The 0.25 percent tax equates to 25 cents on a $100 purchase — fair enough for a very good investment. Lower minimum age to serve on council — Ballet Question 2D: A question

put in place by local resident Seth Thomas would lower the age to serve on council from 25 to 21. We agree with the idea that this would allow more participation of younger residents. Further the nature of the council with eight council members and a mayor provides an ideal setting for a variety of age groups to learn together, work together, govern together. Next gen report to duty. Mayoral vacancies – Ballot Question 2E: Thornton wrangled with complications when Mayors Noel Busck and Erik Hansen left office. A change in charter language to allow the mayor pro tem serve as acting mayor until the next regular election in these instances is a simple solution. It cuts down on costs and political positioning. The mayor pro tem is chosen carefully by the council and saving funds on special elections is smart government.

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Last week, I wrote a little about Peyton Manning, his mastery of systems, and the Common Core State Standards. I pointed out that Common Core, while well-intentioned, is merely another iteration of the assumption that knowledge comes in nice little compartments. It’s the same assumption that most of the current American education system is based on. But that’s not how the brain works. “Smart,” Ed Psych professors tell me, is being able to make connections and see how disparate bits of information link together into a unified whole. Marion Brady champions a type of education based on systems theory, which links all the individual subjects under an umbrella of intersecting uses of knowledge — a unified whole. The great thing is, we know this idea works: D’Evelyn Middle/High School uses a curricular design that is integrated horizontally. According to Terry Elliot, former D’Evelyn Principal, a ninth-grade social studies teacher can make reference to the novel “Siddhartha” while studying Indian geography, knowing that the students will have read that novel in their English class. Such a design creates a richer, deeper context of learning for the students, which helps both comprehension and retention. And, as exhibit A for this strategy, D’Evelyn was recently recognized as one of America’s Top Schools by U.S. News and World Report. Unfortunately, it’s hard to test an umbrella; “systems” don’t make for easy to implement computer-based testing regimes; and the need to “do something” overrides the difficult discussions of design and system. And so Common Core becomes the default curriculum of the land. And at the same time, you are being asked to vote to give an additional $1 billion a year to education through Amend-

ment 66. It’s being sold in a well-funded advertising campaign as a “small price to pay” for continued gym classes, and more teacher’s aides in the classroom, and reviving music programs, and the like. Some people will remember just 8 years ago when Referendum C was on the ballot, and was being pushed for just such benefits. At the time, I described it as a “$3 billion fix for an $800 million problem,” but it passed, so everything should have been hunky dory, right? But here we are again, less than a decade later, being asked to hand out $1 billion per year. As usual, there are those who have pointed out problems with 66, among them the funding formula which returns to Jefferson County Schools just 56 cents for every dollar collected from Jeffco taxpayers. But, again, that mechanism is just a tree; the forest is this: is $1 billion a year going to get us a better system, or does it just prop up the same old system? Ask yourself, the next time you see one of those very clever ads, are the gym classes relating cardiovascular activity to cellular biology and the physics of work and energy? Are the music students linking the Baroque style of Bach to the flourishes of Alcorn continues on Page 7

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Campaign season in full swing “All politics is local.” Tip O’Neill, former Speaker of the House said it best. It’s best played out right in our own small communities and indeed right on the street we live on. And it starts when a candidate asks for our vote. Yes, “all politics is local.” Last week our mailbox (the old-fashioned kind) was filled with slick, full color large brochures extolling the qualifying virtues of our candidates. But you can’t beat the timely, good old-fashioned “knocking on the door” as the most effective way to earn a vote from your neighbors. It’s the ultimate, but in Westminster, impossible to work since all our city is an at-large makeup. Most of our neighboring cities are divided into wards and it makes it a lot easier to meet and greet. It’s also a lot less expensive to cover a district than an entire city. Use Every Means Due to this “at large” designation, many of our candidates are also resorting to email and robo phone calls. And this year we’re being asked to participate in phone conference calls.

If there is such a thing as overkill, Bob Briggs is the winner. His signs are everywhere, his literature abundant and so is Bob, present wherever two or more voters meet. Bob has been working hard to win the mayor election. He and Herb Atchison will probably split up the majority of the votes. Yes, Mary Lindsey is also a candidate but her lack of funding is definitely hurting her chances. In these elections, money talks and more money usually produces a winner. Speaking of money The candidate with the biggest war chests looks most likely to garner top votes, especially if they can combine

hefty contributions with good placement on the ballot. And that is determined by a coin toss. It certainly gives contenders a few more votes when folks peruse the candidate order. More about money To give you a little insight of campaign fund-raising, let’s take a look at how much money all of our mayor candidates took in as of October 15th. Bob Briggs, mayoral candidate, has the biggest war chest. He reported $20,176; Herb Atchison reported $19,238; Scott Major collected $5,097 but since he dropped out he’ll have to dispense with that money. Maybe he can give it to Mary Lindsey who lags far behind in fund raising. She has $3,851 and that doesn’t measure up for a serious candidate. On the councilor side The top fundraising totals for one of the three open seats on the city council are as follows: Albert Garcia leads the pack of eight contenders with $18,709 followed closely be Emma Pinter with a war chest of $15,876. Next we have Mike Litzau with $6,870, David Demott $5,329,

Bruce Baker claiming $1,419, A.J. Elserough has $1,244 and Debbie Bergamo $325.00. You have to wonder why some candidates are even in the race. Suzanne Ramirez, a teacher in Jefferson County, reported $130. I never counted her as serious after she showed up just 20 minutes before the deadline. Maybe she was just playing the spoiler role. Folks, those campaigns are very expensive and we need to let the candidates have our careful consideration. There are several standouts who would make excellent councilors and it’s refreshing to see new, younger folks, putting themselves out there so we can continue to have good clean government in Westminster. 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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Found dog lost again

It’s true when they say that a dog is a man’s best friend, but in this case, a dog became a little girl’s companion, best friend, and protector, until two weeks ago when a series of unfortunate events broke my heart. I am 16 years old, and Cookie’s my companion since I was ten. He ran away from my home on Saturday, Sept. 28. I tried everything I could think of to find Cookie and finally located him on By the time I was actually able to speak to someone at the Adams County Shelter, they said they had given him to the Internet Miniature Pinshcer Service (IMPS, rescue. I contacted them directly, and they told me that I could fill out an application to readopt Cookie. I completed the application and provided all of the requested informa-

tion, including the veterinarian’s contact number. While they were processing my application, they informed me that it had been delayed because the veterinarian did not have a record for Cookie. Yet I have called and verified the records from 20102012, plus I have copies of the vaccination reports from the clinic. This wouldn’t have been an issue except that their mistake delayed my application, resulting in the approval of another home for Cookie, or as they now call him, Ellis. They are now saying I can’t have my dog back. I am mentally and physically distraught. I cannot believe that IMPS approved another home for Cookie less than a week after they led me to believe that I had a chance to get him back. I am grieving the loss of my dog. I cannot focus on my grades or sports. Every time I see a dog, I burst into tears. I feel betrayed by a system that should be helping me get back my best friend instead of giving him away

to complete strangers when he already has a loving home. I feel like I was taken advantage of because of my age and my family has money issues. I may only be 16, but I did everything IMPS asked me to, and Cookie and I shouldn’t be penalized for their mistake. Andrea Bonilla Thornton

Adams 12 could use paradigm shift

Columnist Michael Alcorn was right (Hitting Home, Oct. 10). We need to be aware of paradigms that affect our lives. We should all “learn to ride the (changing paradigm) waves as they shift beneath us” – even change some. The Adams 12 School Board is operating under the paradigm that stashing tax-

payer dollars away for a rainy day is more important than providing a well-rounded education that produces citizens capable of complex problem solving. Are children better off with larger class sizes, fewer support staff, no middle school sports, dwindling art/music programs, and frustrated, over-worked teachers? No. That is a paradigm we must shift – with new faces on the school board. Kathy Plomer and Amy Speers are the best choices to get D-12 on the right track. Both have extensive backgrounds with District 12 programs and are professional women with lots of experience in solid decision-making to support kids. They deserve our vote. Don Wood, Thornton


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Gothic architecture and the intellectuals of the Enlightenment? In other words, are we getting a better system? I know that Amendment 66 is not explicitly about Common Core, but they are linked as functional parts of a system. And that system, even with all the tweaks and tests and taxes added over

the years, is not serving our children very well. So the question you have to ask yourself, as you cast your ballot in a few weeks, is this: are our politicians and bureaucrats enough like Peyton Manning to make this system work for a mere one billion dollars? 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.

Westminster forms own chamber By Ashley Reimers There’s a new chamber in town: the Westminster Chamber of Commerce. With five businesses already in the directory, the new organization was developed to promote, support and connect member businesses and organizations to the residents of Westminster through technology, cooperation and community, according to the website, One notable person leading the efforts to develop another chamber is city councilor, and Westminster mayor candidate, Bob Briggs, who said there is no one organization that represents all of Westminster. He says the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, established in 1959, does not adequately represent the entire Westminster community. “We need some organization that promotes the city as a whole, on both sides of the magical line called Sheridan Boulevard,” Briggs said. “The Metro North Chamber does a good job representing the Adams County half of Westminster,

but they do not promote Westminster as a total city.” Briggs said he’s been thinking about another chamber for three years and it’s taken a long time to get the pieces together to finally have the Westminster Chamber come to fruition. Although the chamber news is catching the attention of the community during election season, Briggs said the launch of the chamber is not part of his campaign race of mayor. “If we could have launched before this time, we would have,” he said. One person taken by surprise by the news of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce is Metro North Chamber of Commerce CEO Deb Obermeyer. She said the idea seemed to come “out of the blue, with no real explanation of problems Briggs wants to address or benefits that the business community would gain.” She said her office has fielded many calls from Metro North Chamber members wondering what Briggs is trying to accomplish. “We have always had a good relationship with Mr. Briggs,” Obermeyer said. “It only stands to reason that this proposal would do more harm than good, since it would fracture all our efforts toward regionalism.”

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Bernice Cook, 91 of Thornton, Colorado, is survived by husband Donald A. Cook; one sister, Burndetta Johnson; one son, Scott Cook; two daughters, Barbara Ashton and Robyn (Jay) Hansen. She was a grandmother of six; great grandmother of eight; great-great grandmother of four; and an aunt of five nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; three sisters; one daughter, Penny Conlin; and one grand-daughter, Jennifer Cook. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Bernice will be greatly missed and always loved by her family and all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Forum supports amendment By Vic Vela Hispanic leaders came together in Denver on Oct. 21 to urge folks to support a school finance tax hike that they say will greatly impact Latino students. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia headlined a forum at El Museo de las Americas, where he touted the highlights of Amendment 66, a statewide ballot measure that will create $950 million in new taxes annually to fund an overhaul of the state’s school finance overhaul. The money would be used to implement reforms that were put in place earlier this year by the Democrat-led Legislature. The taxes would fund full-day kindergarten, preschool for at-risk youth and pro-

vide more resources for school programs, including those that directly impact English language learners. Garcia, a Democrat, said that the tax hike — which will have a greater impact on tax payers with higher incomes — is a small price to pay to ensure that Colorado remains one of the most highly educated states in the country. “We’re going to go from the second most well-educated state to the first, and lot of those kids that will help us get there will be a lot of our Latino kids,” Garcia said. Growing numbers of English language learners and children living in poverty in counties like Adams and Jefferson would get more funding under Amendment 66. Both Jefferson County Public Schools and the Adams 12 Five Star School district

would receive a 14 percent funding increase, if the measure passes. The districts would also see similar per pupil funding increases. Adams 12 would go from a per-pupil funding base of $6,463 to $7,076, a 9.5 percent increase, while Jeffco would see its per-pupil funding increase from $6,486 to $7,112, a 9.7 percent raise. Amendment 66 would raise taxes on all Colorado taxpayers. It would raise income taxes to 5 percent on everyone earning $75,000 or less. Those who earn over that amount would pay 5 percent on the first $75,000 in taxable income and 5.9 percent on taxable income above $75,000. Colorado’s current income tax rate is a flat 4.63 percent, regardless of income level.

Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, who briefly served as Denver mayor and who currently is the CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, said that his chamber board supports Amendment 66, regardless of the price tag. “For a business group to support a tax increase is an unusual thing,” he said. Critics say the ballot measure only throws more money at a bureaucratic school system, and that the new formula does not have enough reform or transparency to be effective. Opponents also blast Amendment 66 as a huge tax increase on all Colorado taxpayers at a time when they could least afford it. Not a single Republican voted for the legislation that is tied to Amendment 66, Senate Bill 213.

Bridge opens along corridor By Ashley Reimers Members of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation District and city officials from Westminster and Broomfield came together on Oct. 15 to open the new Uptown Avenue bridge, formerly known as the Olde Wadsworth/112th Avenue bridge. The new Wadsworth Parkway bridge, the first completed replacement bridge which opened on Oct. 5, was also celebrated during the event. “We are thrilled to reach this milestone,” said Mark Gosselin, US 36 Express Lanes project director. “The Uptown Avenue and the Wadsworth Parkway bridges are vital connections for the regional and local communities.” The US 36 Express Lanes project is a $312 million, multimodule project between Federal Boulevard and 88th Avenue Street in Louisville/Superior. The project is building an express lane in each direction of U.S. 36. The lanes will accommodate

high-occupancy vehicles, bus rapid transit and tolled single-occupancy vehicles. Phase 1, currently under construction, will extend from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior and open by January 2015. Phase 2, which is expected to begin this winter, will extend from 88th Street to Table Mesa in Boulder and is set to open in January 2016. Other bridges up for replacement in the project are the Wadsworth Boulevard bridge at 112 Avenue, Lowell Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard bridges as well as the U.S. 36 bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. Improvements will be made on the Westminster Promenade bridge and the East and West Flatiron bridges. The project will include new electronic display signage at stations and bus priority improvements at ramps and the total cost of the project is $317 million. “This bridge represents progress to me and is part of the FasTracks Progress,” said Judy Lubow, RTD District I Director. “The Uptown Avenue bridge is part of the infra-

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Lifetree Café taps current affairs Fostering deep discussion through faith and life By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ourcoloradonews. com Have you been wrongly accused? How do you respond in those situations? These are a few of the questions which guided the conversation during the “Wrongly Accused: A Rush to Judgment” video at this week’s Lifetree Café at Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field St., Arvada, CO. Based in Loveland, the Lifetree Café organization presents modern faith and life-related issues weekly, via a video interview, in a safe, comfortable coffeehouse environment, bringing people together to discuss such topics and share their stories, across the country. “I come because it has interesting, God-centered, topics that are fresh and relevant,” said Evie Cullman, Lifetree Café attendee and Peace Lutheran Church member. A little over a year ago, Polly Wegner, director of discipleship at Peace Lutheran Church, began hosting a Lifetree Café gathering in Arvada as a way to reach the community outside of her church. “I had heard about it, and

Evie Cullman, Polly Wegner, Irene Klausz and Bettie Johnson discuss the effects of being wrongly accused during this Lifetree Café.

Lifetree Locations Lifetree Café meets at several locations throughout the week. The Arvada branch meets in the café at Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field St., Arvada. Photos by Crystal Anderson thought it’s reaching a different demographic our church may not reach otherwise,” Wegner said, “It’s spiritual, but it’s open and you’re welcome, just as you are.” Each week, around 10-20 people gather at one of two Lifetree Café’s offered Tuesday’s at Peace Lutheran Church to watch a free video presentation. The videos consist of interviews with people throughout the world who are

confronting different issues facing society today. Throughout each presentation, café guests sit, four to a table, and watch that week’s video. The presentation bounces between video and commentary, asking specific questions to attendees to help guide conversation among tablemates. “I like to think about these events, and this is a safe place where conversation is guided,

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Baby, now that was suspenseful Exhibit invites visitors to be scientists Mythbusters, based on TV show, opens at DMNS By Tammy Kranz With the clatter of dishes falling to the floor, people squealing as they run (or walk) through rain and the cheers of an audience as a volunteer dodges a paintball makes the newest exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science noisy and lively. Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, based on the Discovery Channel’s show, opened at the museum on Oct. 11. The exhibit offers more than a dozen hands-on experiments and displays about the more popular myths featured on the show. “This exhibit has a lot of science behind it. It has everything to do with experimenting on your own and learn scientific processes,” said Brian Hostetler, an educator at the museum. “If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll love the props here.” Those props include the coffin from the episode that experimented if a person could survive being buried alive. The coffin has a large dent on its lid, caused by the weight of the dirt pushing down on it. The myth was “busted.” Another large prop, which is outside the actual exhibit, is the 400-pound mechanical shark, used by the show to prove or disprove if a person could poke a shark’s eye if it was thrashing around with that person on its mouth, distracting it so he can free himself. The myth was deemed “plausible.” The main attractions, and the noisiest,

Above, Cole Marshall, right, Brock Marshall, left, test which method gets you wet more — raining or walking in the “rain” at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science newest exhibit, Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibit.At right, Brock Marshall on the left at yellow table cloth and Cole Marshall on the right at red table cloth try their hands at TableCloth Chaos. Courtesy photos

are in the area called The Workshop — where visitors can test their own theories in more than a WHAT: dozen experiments. MythBusters: The “It’s exciting to see fans take Explosive Exhibition on some of our favorite exWHERE: Denver periments from the show while Museum of Nature drawing their own conclusions and Science and data,” said Mythbusters co2001 Colorado Blvd. host Adam Savage in a release. WHEN: Through “Although they are tackling the Jan. 5, 2014 same myths and questions, each INFO: www.dmns. guest can have a unique experiorg ence within the exhibit.” Tablecloth Chaos is an experiment that invites people to try pulling a tablecloth off a fully set table (using nonbreakable dishes) without disturbing a dish. Change Like a Superhero features two old-fashioned phone booths where people can try to put on a


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Media madness or a pregnant pause, perhaps? Was KOSI radio/9News personality Denise Plante pulling a prank on thousands of Facebook friends when she posted a picture of a pregnancy-testing stick she allegedly used on Oct. 16? She let the drama play out as she posted evolving pictures of the stick as it was turning positive or negative. She even snagged 9News medical expert Dr. John Torres to witness the gag. “Am I pregnant? We will soon find out, Dr. John Torres from @9News is in the house!” Plante posted. The plot thickened with pictures of the stick as it revealed her pregnancy status. And the “results?” “Turns out, I’m just a moody momma. Not pregos ... good news for (husband) Michael Plante.”

Lakewood High to ‘Roar’

Congrats to Lakewood High School for winning the “Good Morning America” contest to have Katy Perry perform a song at their high school! More than 2,000 Lakewood High students lip-synched to Perry’s hit song, “Roar,” as part of the school’s video entry. Perry announced the winner on “Good Morning America” Oct. 18. “For me Lakewood really embodied a whole school spirit. You saw so many different people coming together to do one shot,” Perry said Friday. “It was so interesting and so well done.” Amazingly, the video was shot in one take and has been viewed on Vimeo more than 564,000 times and earned 246,000 views on YouTube. 7News first reported the news. Perry will perform at Lakewood High — the home of the Tigers (how’s that for some cosmic karma!) — on Oct. 25 and will be broadcast on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Proceeds from the concert reportedly will go to the Colorado flood relief effort. Check out the video at http://vimeo. com/75058173.

Strings restrung

I’ve been back to Strings once since owner Noel Cunningham died. Since his wife, Tammy, opted to close the place (running a restaurant is not her thing) the building on 17th Avenue and Humboldt had stood like a monument to a time when the restaurant was frequented by celebrities from stage and screen, along with loyal locals. When it was announced that there would be new life stirring in that space with the occupation of Humboldt Farm — Fish — Wine, a Rock Bottom founder Frank Day project, I, for one, was happy to hear of the rebirth. Humboldt opened recently under the leadership of Concept Restaurants. “From the instant our guests walk in and have that ‘wow moment’ to the time they leave, we want to make sure their

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experience here is spectacular and memorable,” said Concepts designer Dianna Lynn. “Whether you are on top of the Denver foodie scene or visiting Humboldt for the first time and looking for an amazing dining experience, we are a welcoming place for everyone.” The remodeled restaurant features an oyster bar and open kitchen. The menu features reinterpreted classics as well as seasonal and modern cuisine. Humboldt is open daily from 11:30 a.m. Weekend brunch starts at the end of October. For more information, go to or call 303-813-1700.

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The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction up a notch when the 2014 Fans Rule World Tour comes to the Pepsi Center at 2 p.m. March 30. The Globetrotters also will perform March 28 at World Arena in Colorado Springs, twice on March 29 at Loveland’s Budweiser Events Center (1 p.m.) and at Broomfield’s 1stBank Center (7 p.m.). Through online voting at, fans can choose

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unit, which may be opened 24 hours, seven days a week. The developer said the hours are not set in stone and that the facility. The two other residents in opposition spoke about the prairie dogs on the site and were concerned about how they would be removed. Mike Mallon, current planning manager with the city, said that the city’s ordinance on prairie dogs requires for developers to show good faith efforts to relocate the animals, and if relocation is not possible, must humanely extermi-

which new game-changing rules they want to see when the creative b-ballers come to our court. Tickets start at $19, and are available at or www.

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The workshop is an extension to what Mapleton has been doing for the past four years since Carron began working at Mapleton.


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The Athena Project — professional group of artists dedicated to women’s artistic contributions to the Denver stage and the community — hosts “The Mommy Rants” for five theatrical shows on Nov. 2-3, 9-10 and 16. This humorous one-act, one-hour performance promises to tell “what happens at a baby shower stays at a baby shower.” “The Mommy Rants” was created by Connie Ferger and Christie Winn and takes you on the crazy journey of motherhood. Ah, yes, I remember those days! “Mommy Rants” will be performed at the Rotunda Building at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design at 600 Pierce St. in Lakewood. Show times for Saturdays are 1, 4 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are available at 303-219-0882 or online. If moms arrive 45 minutes before each show, they take advantage of the Mommy Pampering Boutique that includes free food, free massages, art and fine products geared toward moms. Drop-in day care also is available. For more information, visit www.

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Although the second Denver run of “The Book of Mormon” is not sold out, a limited number of tickets for each performance (Oct. 22-Nov. 24) will be sold through the luck of the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning 2½ hours before each performance. Each person will print his or her name and number of tickets (one or two) they wish to purchase. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Additional tickets for the hit musical start at $40 by calling Denver Center ticket services at 303-893-4100, at the Denver Center ticket office or at “The Book of Mormon” features story, music and lyrics by Colorado natives Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park”

nate them. The development is just a little over 9 acres. It will feature a 26,000-squarefoot medical office, Centura Health Plaza. Plans are to construct the plaza in two phases — 16,000 feet in the first phase, and the rest in the second and the target date to open is Oct. 2014. The daycare, Children’s Learning Adventure, will be located in the center of the property and there will be a 4-acre mini storage facility, which will include an 1,800-square-foot office/ residence. All the buildings are single-story and the development has 23 percent of the land designated for open space.

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superhero’s outfit — including cape, boots and gloves — over their own clothes as quickly as possible. Running in the Rain allows visitors to test if running in a rainstorm

Fifty percent of students in the district buy food from the cafeteria, Johnson said, “We’re hoping with LiveWell we can bring that up to 70 percent. Good nutrition is good for kids.” Currie explained that the more students who buy meals at school, the more funding the district receives, which means more ability to buy healthy food. Carron said it is her passion to make

Speaking of women, Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton is celebrating “tough women” with a collection of November films showing at the eater-tainment movie house. Among the films and the stars in Alamo’s tribute to “tough women”: “Bonnie and Clyde” (Faye Dunaway); “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (Sissy Spacek); “Fargo” (Frances McDormand); “9 to 5” (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton) and many more. The Alamo Drafthouse is located at 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. For more information, visit www.drafthouse. com/denver/littleton.


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without an umbrella keep you drier if you walked instead. This experiment is done in a 20-foot shed, with real water falling from the ceiling. “These experiments set the exhibit apart from other museum exhibits that have things behind the glass,” Hostetler said. “It’s very hands on, we invite experimentation. We encourage people to try and fail and

try again until they succeed.” The major experiments have introductory videos featuring the Mythbusters to explain a little more about the science behind the experiments. At the end of the exhibit, there is a live demonstration show where some audience members get to test their reaction time against a paintball gun (while wearing protective gear).

sure children eat healthily so they can grow up and be healthy adults. “If you start when they’re young, it’s a learned process,” she said. Under her direction, the district did away with fryers, breaded products and switched from pork hot dogs to chicken. “I don’t even think they knew we switched items on them,” Carron said. As part of the workshop, members with

LiveWell helped Carron plan for the implementation of salad bars in the elementary schools in 2014. LiveWellColorado is a nonprofit organization committed to preventing and reducing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living. Since 2010, LiveWell has hosted 20 culinary events, trained 434 food service workers in 89 school districts.

YOUR WEEK MetroNorth Worship Directory & MORE St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

FRIDAY/OCT. 25 FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Call Kay Ford Johnsen for information at 720-933-4964 or email FRIDAY/OCT. 25 FUN FEST The Pinnacle Charter School plans its first Fun Fest 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct.

25, at 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights. Parents pay just one price for children to play unlimited games. There is food, popcorn, cotton candy, drinks, and lots of fun. Visit

FRIDAY/OCT. 25 POETRY JAM/SLAM Arvada United Methodist Church will have a poetry jam/slam

6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the chapel. Refreshment will be provided. Theme will be Halloween poetry and other scary stuff, and of course free style poetry is always welcome. Contact Cindy Lowry at 303-431-1228 or


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Traditional Worship Services with Holy Communion Children’s Church offered during the sermon Faith Formation Hour (All Ages) Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion Wednesday 360 is a weekly opportunity for dinner, worship, music, Kid’s Club, Parenting Workshops, and Faith Formation for all Ages.

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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.

There are choirs for every age and musical ability. Small group fellowships that meet weekly and monthly, a licensed pre-school program with a record of 39 plus years of excellence. As well as a Sunday school program for children, youth and adults.

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Starting, Sunday, September 8th we would like to invite you to a new contemporary worship service in Northglenn. If you are looking for a contemporary Christian worship service that is welcoming, comfortable, upbeat, and relevant without getting lost in the crowd, please join us at 10:30 am every Sunday morning at 1605 W. 106th Ave. in Northglenn, 80234 for “GO4TH.” We are a caring, inviting, and service oriented church family that wants to “GO4TH” and make a difference. Please join us! • 303-452-5120 9:20 am - 10:40 am LCMS To advertise your place of worship, call 303.566.4089 and ask for Viola Ortega


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NORTHGLENN POLICE REPORT Theft: An officer was dispatched Oct. 10 to Sports Authority at 251 W. 104th Ave. in reference to a cold shoplift. An employee said two suspicious men came into the store and left six minutes later without buying anything. They then returned about an hour later and were seen around the front of the store where all the Bronco sports apparel is displayed. The suspects grabbed 15 to 20 Bronco starter jackets valued at $150 each and 10 Bronco jerseys valued at $250 each. The men then ran out the front and to a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with tinted windows and an unknown temporary tag. The employee said she could see that there was a woman driving. The first suspect is described as a bald, white man wearing a black and red jumpsuit. The second suspect is described as a thin Hispanic man wearing an Arizona Cardinals jersey and a black hat. First-degree trespassing, theft from vehicle: An officer was dispatched Oct. 13 to the 11400 block of Pearl Street in reference to a criminal trespass to a vehicle. A woman told the officer that while her car was parked in the 11800 block of Washington Street, someone got inside and stole a pack of cigarettes and a bottle containing 30 percocet pills. She said her window is broken and

can simply be pushed down. That is how she believes someone gained access. There is no suspect information. Second-degree tampering: An officer responded Oct. 14 to the 100 block of East 113th Place in reference to a cold criminal mischief report. A man said that someone egged his vehicle overnight, and that this was the third time within the last several weeks that one of his vehicles had been egged. There is no suspect information. Theft: An officer received an internet scam report Oct. 14 from a man and his daughter. The girl had been browsing in search of a car. She found a posting that advertised one for $1,800, and replied to the post asking for more information on how to buy the car. She was directed to Ebaymotors, where a representative would contact her via email on how to purchase the car. She received an email from Ebay customer support stating she needed to send a moneygram payment of $1,800 to an address in Pennsylvania. She and her father made a moneygram transfer from Wal-Mart. The girl said she was unsure of how the money gram worked or where the payment was sent. She was supposed to receive the car on Oct. 12,

but had not received it yet, and tried to contact the woman who gave her payment instructions. She never got a reply. The officer explained to the girl and her father that people create fake Ebay customer support pages in an attempt to get people to send money to a legitimate source. The officer did an internet search of the number in this case and found the number posted in several online forums stating it is associated with a Craigslist scam. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: An officer responded Oct. 15 to the 3400 block of East 105th Court in reference to a burglary. A woman said that someone used a chair in the back of her home to break into and climb through a window. The officer found the chair next to the window and the screen pulled back. Items stolen from inside her home were jewelry valued at $650, a $200 underwater camera and a jar filled with $100 in change. There is no suspect information. Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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contacted by officers and positively identified by witnesses from the store. Officers found suspected heroin, needles and other paraphernalia in the car. One of the men had a court order forbidding him to be in possession of substances. They were taken to the police department, processed and released pending filing of felony charges. Shoplifting, dangerous weapon: A 27-year-old Broomfield man was arrested Oct. 13 at 5:06 p.m. after he tried to steal merchandise from Kmart at 1400 E. 104th Ave. A loss prevention officer saw the man take a bike pump valued at $18.99 and conceal it before trying to exit without paying for it. While he was being questioned, he was found to be in possession of illegal throwing stars and nunchucks. He was processed and later released on a summons. Menacing, third-degree assault, child abuse, criminal mischief, Color(s): 4c violence, outstanding wardomestic Bleed?: N Pub: Colorado Community Media

rant: Officers were dispatched Oct. 13 at 9:45 p.m. to the 13100 block of Cook Court in reference to a disturbance with a bat. Officers contacted a 41-year-old Thornton man and his 45-year-old wife and learned that the two were in an argument when the husband pushed his wife and began swinging the bat, breaking $200 in household items. The man actually struck one of the children present when he was swinging it. The officers were able to determine the living environment for the children and, based on conditions, issued the woman a summons for child abuse. The man was taken into custody for all the above charges, processed and later transported to the Adams County jail. Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


FRIDAY TO SUNDAY/OCT. 25-27 VEGAS SHOW The Northland Chorale proudly presents “Vegas: Then & Now,” including songs from the Rat Pack and Elvis to Elton John and Celine Dion. Musical direction by Mark Stamper; comedian Gary Carnes as emcee. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the DL Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. Visit or call 720-515-4652. SATURDAY/OCT. 26 THEATER BENEFIT Adams Mystery Playhouse hosts a benefit for the Utility Assistance Program noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2406 Federal Blvd. Enjoy a scavenger hunt in the foyer of the playhouse, a delicious lunch and then the play, “Murder at the Speakeasy.”This event is great for all ages. A portion of the ticket prices benefit the Northglenn Community Foundation’s Utility Assistance Program. Contact council member Leslie Carrico at 303-451-5046 or to purchase tickets. SATURDAY/OCT. 26 SEED PICKING The Jefferson County Nature Association needs volunteers to pick seeds to enhance Rocky Flats. Picking will happen 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Learn about prairie ecology in a lovely setting northwest of Denver near State Highways 72 and 93. Sign up and register by the Thursday before each pick. Go to http://tinyurl. com/SeedPick2013 to get details, and share your email to get pick site directions and free lunch. Signed waiver required (if younger than 18, waiver must be signed by parent).  For large groups, kids or questions, email Jean ( or Paul (pdkilburn@msn. com).  HALLOWEEN EVENT Safe Street Halloween is an alternative to trick-or-treating and is presented by the Northglenn Police Department and Northglenn High School. The event includes games, cookie decorating, storytelling and more. The free event lasts from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the high school, 601 W. 100th Place. Call 303-450-8851 or go to SATURDAY/OCT. 26 FUN RUN The second annual Spooknology for Technology fun run is Saturday, Oct. 26, at Silver Hills Middle School, 12400 Huron St., Westminster. The 5K run is a community event to support technology at the school. Participants may run, walk, bring strollers, wear costumes and even register to sleep in. This year’s event will also include a free children’s fun run. Come out and support your local middle school and enjoy the exercise, competition and fun. Visit SATURDAY/OCT. 26 FALL FESTIVAL The annual fall festival and Halloween celebration at Colorado Lutheran Home is planned from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7991 W. 71st Ave., Arvada. Intended for children ages 10 and younger, with adult supervision, the event includes trick-ortreating (bring your bags), photo booth, cakewalk, horse-drawn wagon and food. Call 303-403-3145 or visit SATURDAY/OCT. 26 BLOOD DRIVE Sun Harley Davidson/Buell community blood drive is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 8858 N. Pearl St., Thornton. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303363-2300, visit or contact Debbie Ferguson at SATURDAY/OCT. 26 HISTORY PROGRAMS W.I.S.E. (Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England.) Family History Society presents the Colorado Irish, by James Walsh, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Walsh’s presentation will focus on the roots of the Colorado Irish, where they came from in Ireland and North America, where they settled in Colorado and what they contributed to our state’s history. The Colorado Irish will also be placed into a national and international context, relating them to the wider story of the Irish diaspora. Both programs are at the Central Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Avenue Parkway, in the 7th floor training room. Visit SATURDAY/OCT. 26



ENCHANTED GARDEN The Delva Community Garden and The Well House Assisted Living are teaming up to present an enchanted trick-or-treat garden, open through Thursday, Oct. 31, with a special trick-or-treat event on Saturday, Oct. 26. The garden plots are being decorated by local businesses, school children and the residents of the Well House, 6501 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. The idea is to create an enchanted garden for kids and seniors to stroll through, without the gore and blood of some of the more popular Halloween activities. Entrance to the garden is free.


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TAKE-BACK DAY The Northglenn Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to collect old and unused prescription drugs so they can be properly discarded. National prescription drug take-back day is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, in the parking lot at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. Participants can just drive into the parking lot, where a volunteer will be there to collect the medicines. For more information, contact Commander Beth Carmosino at 303-450-8819 or

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THORNTON POLICE REPORT Shoplifting, damaging property: A 45-year-old Englewood man was arrested Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. after he tried to steal merchandise from Kohl’s at 12090 Colorado Blvd. An employee saw the man select a pair of $50 jeans and go into a fitting room. There, he removed the tags and put the jeans on under the pair he was wearing. He was contacted as he left the store without paying for the concealed pair. The man was issued a summons and later released. Theft, possession of Schedule I controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of a protection order: Two Littleton men were arrested Oct. 12 at 2:42 p.m. after an officer responded to Kmart at 1400 E. 104th Ave. in reference to a shoplifting. The men, ages 36 and 26, had taken off in a car prior to the officer’s arrival. Employees saw the men take multiple video games valued at $357.90 and conceal them in Jobmen #: 33137-14 their waistbands. The were later


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HAUNTED HANGAR Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will transform into a Haunted Hangar noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Enter the space and alien costume contest, fill up your goody bag with treats, pose for a photo with your favorite Star Wars of sci-fi character, watch robot demonstrations, and more. All activities are included with admission; members are admitted free. Wings Over the Rockies is in the historic Lowry Air Force Base Hangar No. 1 near Alameda and Quebec. Visit, call 303-360-5360 ext. 105, or email SUNDAY/OCT. 27 HOLOCAUST LECTURE The 11th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture is at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Sponsored by the Holocaust Awareness Institute at DU’s Center for Judaic Studies in cooperation with the MACC at the JCC’s JAAMM Festival. Dr. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the Shoah Foundation, will speak on “Testimony and Technology.” Reservations required. Visit or call 303-316-6360.

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Luncheon raises money for youth By Ashley Reimers The mission of the Hyland Hills Foundation is simple: promote and support the recreational and cultural opportunities of the residents of Hyland Hills. The volunteer-run foundation pays special attention to children in the district offering recreation and sports scholarships to children, free activities and the signature Be-A-Fish program, which offers free swim lessons to every child in the district. During the foundation’s annual Hy Five for Kids luncheon on Oct. 18, community members were reminded of the many services provided by the foundation and were encouraged to donate funds to continue on the many recreation scholarships that get children off of the street and into a fun, safe environment. For Federal Heights patrol officer Frank Turek, these scholarships make all the difference, not only for the children, but the police officers who work hard to keep the community safe. “Hyland Hills prevents crimes through the opportunities they provide for the chil-

dren in this community,” Turek said. “Kids find opportunities to do crimes and get into trouble. But if they have opportunities to do something productive, not destructive through these programs, that makes a difference.” Keynote speaker at the luncheon, Darren McKee, or D-Mac, co-host of the The Drive radio show, knows his fair share of sports, to say the least. The radio host talks all things sports during the weekday afternoons with his co-host Alfred “Big Al” Williams, a former Denver Bronco. During the luncheon McKee about the importance of sports in his life growing up and how sports can change the lives of many youth today. “All you coaches and volunteers, you are helping kids you don’t even know and whatever you face, keep your focus on what is best for the kids so those kids can grow up and be great people,” he said. “And when that kid comes over to you and smiles, and calls you coach, it’s all worth it.” The money raised during the luncheon will go to continuance of the scholarship program, the annual Hyland Hills Easter Egg Hunt, Putts for a Purpose, the Be-A-

Members of the Raging Harmonies, the a cappella group at Westminster High School, perform during the Hy Five for Kids Luncheon on Oct. 18. Photo by Ashley Reimers Fish learn to swim program, a yearly Missoula Children’s Theater production, the annual Halloween Spooktacular and more.

For more information on the Hyland Hills Foundation or to donate money, visit www.

Childhood of war and waiting “Year of the Jungle” by Suzanne Collins 2013, Scholastic $17.99 / $19.99 Canada 40 pages All day long, while you’re at school, you really miss your parents. But that’s okay. You know you’ll see them in a few hours or a few days, and it’ll be fun. You’ll get hugs and give kisses, make dinner together, and read stories. But some kids, though, they have to wait to see their mom or dad, and it might be a long time. In “Year of the Jungle” by Suzanne Collins, illustrated by James Proi-

mos, you’ll see why. Suzy, who was the youngest in her fam-

ily, loved when her dad read poems to her. She particularly liked the ones about a dragon because he was ‘the bravest of all.” The dragon was special, and so was everybody in Suzy’s family. But Suzy’s daddy had to go away for a while. She knew he was going to a place called Vietnam , and someone said he’d be “in the jungle.” Her dad would be gone for a year. That seemed like a long time. While he was gone, Suzy’s dad sent lots of postcards.

It was hard not to think about him after she saw a TV news report with explosions and hurt soldiers. That made her cry. He came home with gifts, but the best gift of all was having him home. Overall, this is a grown-up-kids book that I think may actually be comforting to children whose parents are in the military because it assures them that “most people come back.” And for that, “Year of the Jungle” is one that neither of you should miss.


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ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) A colleague might offer to open a door for you professionally. But before you walk through it, be sure this “favor” isn’t attached to an obligation you might find difficult to discharge. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Your creativity, your persistence and your reliability could lead to a major career shift. Be sure to use that other Taurean trait, your practicality, when discussing what the job offers. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) A changing situation might require some adjustments you might not have been prepared to make. However, flexibility in this matter could be the best course to follow at this time. CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) You’re in a period of fluctuating moods, which is not unusual for the Moon Child. Your emotions stabilize by the 25th. Meanwhile, try to hold off making major decisions until then. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) That keen sense of perception helps you hunt down those minute details that others overlook. And, of course, your Leonine ego will accept the expected praise with good grace. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Be careful not to be confrontational when raising a work-related issue. Better to make a request than a demand. And, of course, be prepared to back up your case with facts. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Your ego might be hurt when a colleague turns down your offer to help. But accept it as a rejection of your offer, not of you. A friend from the past could re-emerge by week’s end. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) A flow of positive energy turns a work project you didn’t want to do into something you actually love doing. Now, take that attitude into your social, intimate life -- and enjoy what follows. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) Working hard to meet your professional goals is fine. But don’t neglect your private life, especially where it concerns your more cherished relationships. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) “Patience” remains the key word in dealing with an emotionally sensitive situation involving a close friend or family member. Help comes your way by week’s end. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) With new information coming in, it’s a good time to rethink some of your goals without taking suggestions from others, no matter how well-meaning they might be. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Making progress on your project is relatively easy in the early part of the week. A problem could arise midweek. But all goes swimmingly once it’s resolved. BORN THIS WEEK: Holding fast to your principles, no matter what, inspires others to follow your example. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Legacy softball players and coaches head to the stands to show off their Class 5A State Championship trophy at the conclusion of the 6-4 win over Legend High School on Sunday at the Aurora Sports Park. This is Legacy’s sixth state championship win in a 7 year period. Photos by Pam Wagner

Legacy softball captures sixth state title Legend beaten in championship game By Scott Stocker Legacy’s softball team built upon its legend in more ways than one last Saturday and Sunday in the Class 5A state softball tournament at the Aurora Sports Park. Legacy, coached by Dawn Gaffin, won its sixth state title over the past seven seasons as the Lightning defeated Parker’s Legend High School, 6-4, in the championship game. The Lightning had advanced to the final with a 5-3 victory against Brighton. The tournament was to have been played on Friday and Saturday, but Friday’s rains postponed the action to Saturday and Sunday. Legacy, seeded No. 5 in the field, opened with a 6-2 victory against Chatfield, then followed with an 8-1 quarterfinal win against Dakota Ridge. Legend opened it side of the tournament beating Grandview, 13-8, and Rock Canyon, 6-1, on Saturday. The Titans then beat Fossil Ridge, 9-4, on Sunday to advance to the championship game. It appeared Legacy had the championship locked up heading into the seventh inning against Legend with a 6-1 lead. But the Titans freshman, Karlee Arnold, unloaded with a three run homer to close the gap to the final score. Shania Leon and Jordan Sheard had come through with RBI hits in the bottom of the sixth which would eventually secure the win for Legacy. The pair also knocked in a pair of runs back in the fourth that had helped lift the Lightning to their 4-1 lead. An error by Legend’s shortstop Zoe Mihalica also to help account for two of the Legacy runs in the fourth allowing Leon and Celyn Whitt to score. In a way, it was a sigh of relief for Gaffin, who has coached the Lightning for the past 14 years. “It was great with the girls, just good citizens and good students,” Gaffin said. “They work hard. We only had two varsity starters back, so we had to fill a lot of positions that didn’t have a lot of varsity experience. We had to knuckle down and work hard with the youth.” Leon felt that all her team needed, beside herself, was to calm down. “I wanted to help everyone out,” Leon said. “I was nervous. I just wanted to let my memory take over on

Legacy Coach Dawn Gaffin gives a hug to senior Aspen Eubanks who ends her four-year career with a 5A state championship at the Aurora Sports Park on Sunday. how to play right and get the bat on the ball. That was the big thing for me.” It definitely was a good way to end the season, if not her career, for third baseman Kylie Bernard. “It’s just great that as a team we came through together,” Bernard said. “Our goal was to reach state and win and as it turned out, nothing stopped us. We worked together as a family. The key for me this season was to learn from all my mistakes and to go forward and do better.” Pitcher Haley Smith was more than pleased, as well, for the way the season ended. “We’ve come so far from the beginning of the sea-

son to where we are now and that’s made us so tough,” Smith said. “We had a lot of doubters and people that said we couldn’t do it and nobody was really worried about us. We were kind of the underdogs and we stepped up.” Memories, true, will always come from winning a state title. And for Taylor Brothers, who caught the final out in each of the games against Brighton and Legend, those two plays will be unforgettable. “Yes. I’ll always remember making those last outs,” Brothers said. “I just wanted to get to the balls. We just played our hearts out to win.” Jon E. Yunt contributed to this story.


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By Kate Ferraro Senior Rowan Kowalsky became the first state qualifier for the Mountain Range girl’s cross-country team in school history. Kowalsky finished the Class 5A Region 4 meet at the Northwest Open Spaces in Northglenn in ninth place with a time of 19:11.50. Mountain Range senior Josh Stamos also qualified for state for the boy’s side finishing 16:27.60 for sixth place. Overall the boy’s team placed fifth, qualifying for state, while the girls placed seventh. Horizon qualified two girls to the state meet in Megan Mooney and Natalie Platil. Mooney had a sixth-place finish at 18:52.30, while Platil finished in eighth place with a time of 18:53.70. Overall the Horizon girls finished in fourth place. The top 15 runners in each region will compete at the state meet Oct. 26 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, along with the top 5 teams

Class 5A Region 3

Legacy junior Emma Gee led the pack in the Region 3 meet winning first place for a time of 18:17.80. Senior Devyn Palm-Trujillo also qualified state coming in 14th place at

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Mountain Range senior Josh Stamos runs toward the finish line at the Class 5A Region 4 meet Oct. 17 at the Northwest Open Spaces Park in Broomfield. 19:28.30. The two helped Legacy to a third-place finish.

Class 5A Region 1

Thornton’s Joshua Joseph and Sean Paiz finished the Region 1 race in fourth and fifth place, respectively, both qualifying for state. Joseph had a time of 16:14, while Paiz came in at 16:24. Thornton boys came in fifth place overall. Kasha Strong had a 14th place finish for the Thornton girls with a 20:39 finish. The Thornton girls came in 10th place overall.

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Five girls from Holy Family quali-

fied for the state meet Oct. 18 at the Broomfield County Commons Park. Lindsay Chavez and Olivia Bartoletti finished the race in third and fourth place at 19:23 and 20:02, respectively. Katie Chavez came in at 20:35 for eighth place and Eva Napierkowski came in 10th for a time of 20:50. Emily Campbell also qualified coming in 13th place at 21:08. The girls team won first place overall for Holy Family. On the boy’s side, Aaron Hillman finished the race in third place for Holy Family coming in at 16:54. Dillon Roddy finished in 11th place at 17:43. The boys placed fifth place overall.

Prep sports Scoreboard THE ACADEMY Volleyball The Academy 3, DSST 0 The Academy stretched its win streak to six matches with a straight-set victory over DSST. Josephine Becker notched seven kills. Tarabeth Herman and Desiree Padilla were close behind with six kills each. Lyndsey Werner was solid in the back row with 15 digs.

MOUNTAIN RANGE HIGH SCHOOL Football Mountain Range 22, Rocky Mountain 16 Elijah Gillespie caught a 27-yard pass from Wamsley for a touchdown with eight minutes left


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Volleyball Thornton 3, Hinkley 0 Thornton defeated Hinkley 2511, 25-18, 25-23. Kelsey Gabler and Alyssa Zinser led the team with 14 and 13 kills, respectively. Meagan Craven led the Trojans with 16 points.

Cross Country Regionals The Northglenn boys cross country team ended their season at the Colorado 5A Region 4 meet, finishing 11th. The team had strong performances by freshmen Hayden Opila, David Kopala, and Tommy Kopala. The Norse will lose two senior captains, Jason Dinh and Luke Thompson. Coaches Von Miller and Robert Thompson are truly proud of the Northglenn Squad and see a bright future ahead for the program.



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Actor not aiming to make Harry Potter vanish By Tim Lammers

the coffin?’ All that stuff.” Radcliffe said he had no choice but the set the record straight, hopefully once and for all. “I was like, ‘Guys, I wouldn’t be sitting here in front of you if it wasn’t for those films. I love those films and I love the time I’ve had on them and what we achieved with them,’” Radcliffe said. While Radcliffe believes journalists’ observations of purposefully shedding the Potter role is misdirected, he says he at least understands where it’s coming from. “I do believe I get undue attention because I played one character for so long. I think it surprises people that I would want to do something different,” Radcliffe said. “It either surprises people or frankly — and I’m don’t mean to slander your profession — but sometimes I think it’s just an easier question to ask. I think it sort of becomes a ‘go-to’ question for everyone.” Radcliffe, of course, faced the same sort of gauntlet of questioning when at age 18 in 2007 he appeared full-frontal nude in “Equus” in London’s West End (before he brought the role to Broadway) — long before the “Harry Potter” film saga wrapped up. The actor said he knew the role was controversial, but since opportunities to work with theatre luminaries on a play like “Equus” don’t come up that often, he couldn’t pass it up. “Being offered the joint-lead in ‘Equus’ opposite Richard Griffiths, and directed by Thea Sharrock on the West End, you be insane to say no to that,” said Radcliffe in an exasperated tone. “To be offered that opportunity and back down from it would have been something I would have regretted for the rest of my life.” Radcliffe has plenty of projects in the hopper, which span across different genres.

Daniel Radcliffe wants to clear up a big misconception among fans and the media: He does not want to kill off Harry Potter with his role choices. In a phone call from the Toronto Film Festival in September, Radcliffe said there’s an assumption out there that he takes on risky roles like the young version iconic beat poet Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings” as a way to break with the image of the boy wizard character. Instead, Radcliffe said, it’s much simple than that: He takes on roles like that because they’re great roles. “You’re the first person to have actually seen that it’s really not that complicated,” Radcliffe tells me. “It’s just about picking what I like. I’m in a really fortunate position where I’m in a financially secure position from Potter where I don’t have to do something unless I’m passionate and excited about it, and that’s how I pick my work.” The British actor, 24, says he’s faced quite an onslaught of negativity for his acting choices while doing press for “Kill Your Darlings,” which made its rounds at the Sundance and Venice film festivals before its stop in Toronto. Radcliffe has drawn particular attention for his work in the film because of an explicit love scene his character has in the film with another man. “In Venice, it was really interesting. All the European journalists were great interviewers and really fantastic, but whenever they asked that question about leaving Harry Potter behind, they always used such incredibly violent language,” Radcliffe recalled. “They’d ask things like, ‘Are you trying to destroy Harry? Is this the final knife in the back of Harry Potter? Is it the final nail in

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Daniel Radcliffe stars in “Kill Your Darlings.” Photos by Photo by Sony Pictures Classics While at the Toronto Film Festival, his romantic comedy drama “The F Word” (the Fword meaning “friends”) was picked up by CBS films, while his horror thriller “Horns” was recently acquired by Dimension films. Both will be released in theaters next year. Then, next October, Radcliffe will star as the iconic horror film character Igor opposite James McAvoy’s Victor Frankenstein in a new film version of “Frankenstein.” Currently, the actor is starring opposite “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm in the new Ovation series, the black comedy “A Young Doc-

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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY MONDAYS ADULT SURVIVORS of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peer-support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more information, call 303-283-8660. DENVER THYROID Cancer Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948. GRIEF RECOVERY A 12-week Grief Share program meets at

6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road.

LA LECHE League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St. LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at

Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to

OPEN MIC Living Water Unity Spiritual Community presents

open mic night – celebrate your teen self 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email bellbottoms809@

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton. STUDY GROUP Chabad of NW Metro Denver Jewish Center hosts a thought-provoking discussion on the weekly Torah portion. Drawing from the wisdom of the Talmud, Kabbalah and Chassidic Mystical Masters, the study group focuses on the relevance of the bible stories and Torah’s teaching to our modern lives. The class is 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Chabad, 4505 W. 112 Ave., Westminster. Refreshments served. For costs and the topic of the weekly discussion, visit or call 303-429-5177. The class is led by Rabbi Benjy Brackman spiritual leader of Chabad of NW Metro Denver. WEST METRO Real Estate Investing Education Group meets 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We meet in Classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. Investors of all levels of experience are welcome but no agents please. TUESDAYS LET GO and Let God AFG Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Tuesday group meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Lone Star Steakhouse, 237 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. For more information, call Alan at 720-233-5873. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

at 3585 W. 76th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to

NEW SWING Swing dancing comes to Thornton 8:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays at Taps and Toes Dance Studio, 12720 N. Colorado Blvd. Beginners are welcome; World Champion Lindy Hop dancers Mark Godwin and Shauna Marble, along with other dancers will provide instruction. Cost is $5. For more information, go online to NORTHGLENN AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive. For more information, go online to


Tuesdays at Red Lobster, 1350 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn. For more information, email NorthglennThorntonRotary@hotmail. com.

NORTH JEFFCO Republican Women meets the second Tuesday of every month at the 911 Driving School, 9100 100th Ave., Suite B-4, Westminster. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m., meeting is 7-9 p.m. Each month outstanding speakers present information vital to our community. Come join us to deepen your knowledge of election candidates, current legislation, and upcoming events. Both men and women are invited to attend. Admission is free. NORTHWEST AREA Newcomers and Social Club, serving the women of north Jeffco and northwest Denver metro, meets every meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. For information, place and reservations, call Susan Dittman at 303-673-9266 or Patti Bloomquist at 303-940-7478. NORTH METRO Newcomer and Social Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch and a program. We welcome all women who would like to meet new friends and find new activities. Call Peggy Frances at 303-215-9627 or Karen Dowling at 303-422-7369. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Westminster United Methodist Church, 3585 W. 76th Ave. Contact Laura at 303-428-9293. TAE KWON do Learn self-defense, get a workout and increase

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

TALKING IDEAS Toastmasters Club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at 10155 Westmoor Drive, Suite 225, in Westminster. For more information, call Mary Taylor at 303-327-1616.

METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Thursday group meets at 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Egg and I, 885 Thornton Parkway in Thornton. For more information, call Jim Johnson at 303-522-3608.

TOPS CO 538, a weight-loss support group, meets Tuesdays at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 76th and Bradburn. Weigh-in is from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting. For information, call 303-429-5923.

ONE BUSINESS Connection meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Barker’s St., 2831 W. 120th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-424-1207 or go online to

WESTMINSTER OPTIMIST Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Egg & I, 799 Highway 287, Broomfield. For more information, call John Swanborg at 303-466-5631 or email him at jswanborg@

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY Support Group The Denver Branch meets from 3:30-5 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd., Denver; parking and entrance in the back.  For information about the Denver Branch meetings, call Dorothy Miller at 303-814-2112 or email

WEDNESDAYS NORTHGLENN MOOSE Lodge 2166 hosts men’s meeting nights at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 11449 York St., Northglenn. Call 303-457-3391. WOMEN OF the Moose Chapter 644 meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and second Wednesday of each month at 11449 York Street, Northglenn. Call 303-457-3391. A-NAMI (NATIONAL Alliance on Mental Illness-Adams County) meets from 7-9 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at the Community Reach Center, 8931 Huron St., Thornton. Each A-NAMI meeting provides participants time for sharing challenges and triumphs, and frequently feature presentations by mental-health professionals and educational discussion. Anyone dealing with a mental illness, including family and friends, may benefit from A-NAMI support. For more information, contact (303) 853-3770; ARVADA BIZ Connection ( is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. http:// For information, call Micki Carwin at 303-997-9098. FLATIRONS VIEW Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at The Depot at Five Parks, 13810 W. 85th Ave. in Arvada. Polish your speaking and presentation skills in a fun, instructional, nurturing environment. For more information visit MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets 9:30

a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN Submarine Veterans meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at American Legion Wilmore-Richter Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. Active duty, reserve, retired, veterans, interested public and their ladies are cordially invited. For more information, go online to www. TOASTMASTERS-WESTMINSTER COMMUNICATORS

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

WESTMINSTER ROTARY 7:10 Club meets 7:10-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Ranch Country Club, 11667 Tejon St., Westminster. For more information, call Angela Habben at 720947-8080. THURSDAYS ADAMS COUNTY Triad meets 1-2 p.m. the third Thursdays

of the month at 3295 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. The Triad is formed of law enforcement officers, senior citizens, fire personnel and senior organizations. Triad volunteers develop and implement crime-prevention and education programs for older adults. Activities address crime from both a pre-victimization (preventive) standpoint and a post-victimization (victim/witness assistance) standpoint. All senior citizens or people who care about senior citizens of Adams County are welcome. Topic changes each month. For more information, contact Jenee Centeno at 303-854-7420. Fridays.

COMMUNITY COFFEE Join Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk about issues that are important to you. Community Coffee will be from 7-8 a.m. at La Dolce Vita, Ice Cream Room, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; and from 6:307:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. FOOD PANTRY Agape Life Church distributes Jefferson County

commodity foods from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, at the church, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. The church provides this service to all Jefferson County residents. If you have questions, call 303-431-6481.

FRONT RANGE Toastmasters Club meets from 7-9 p.m. every

Thursday at the Thornton Civic Center, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton. Develop your prepared and impromptu speaking skills. Guests are encouraged to drop in and participate at their comfort level. For information, contact frontrange/about_us.htm.

GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

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

LET’S FIND Serenity Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Park Center Office Building Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to

RALSTON CREEK Sertoma Club meets Thursdays at Panera Bread, 7739 Wadsworth, Arvada. Contact Ron Marquez at 303457-0759 or WOMEN’S BUSINESS Network meets 7:20-8:35 a.m. Thursdays at the Doubletree Hotel, 8773 Yates Drive in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-424-1207 or go online to FRIDAYS CAFFEINATED CAREER Club meets 8:15-10 a.m. Fridays at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. An inspirational weekly job-search networking group, facilitated by a job-search expert. Bring business cards and a 60-second introduction. Typical attendance is more than 20 people, and the restaurant prefers that you order breakfast. RSVP recommended. For more information call CAREER-Magic at 303-424-5451. For directions, call Don Carver at 303-420-1637.

Survivors & Caregivers is a great way to live more comfortably in your own body. Benefits include decreased stress and pain, improved sleep and energy, improved lymphatic flow, reduced nausea and a greater sense of well-being. Class led by Shari Turney, a registered yoga instructor with specialized training through Yoga for Survivors. Class offered from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Sundays at Duncan Family YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Contact Turney at 720-319-3703 or before taking your first class to ensure a safe practice.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES AA MEETINGS There are more than 1,100 AA meetings in the Denver metro area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. Call 303-322-4440 for a meeting in your area, or visit the website at DOG TRAINING Become a dog trainer with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, using behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. request an application at Contact or call 303-239-0382 for information. FRONT RANGE Boot Camp gets you out of the gym and gets results. Front Range Boot Camp provides dynamic, unique and results-driven full-body workouts exclusively for women. All ages, sizes and fitness levels will succeed. Indoor location is just behind Super Target at Kipling and 50th Avenue. Outdoor location is Skyline Park by Stenger soccer fields. Email or go online to

NORTH SUBURBAN Sales Professionals meets 7:30-9 a.m. Fridays at Indian Tree Golf Course, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. This club is for entrepreneurs, small-business owners, independent distributors and professional salespersons for business education, sales training, motivation, fun, food, and fellowship. Ticket price includes parking, breakfast buffet, program and chances to win door prizes and lottery tickets. Newcomers are welcome. Call Laura Nokes Lang at 303-428-9293.

GIRL SCOUTS Snowboard. Scuba dive. Sleep over in a museum or at the zoo. Go backstage at a concert or a Broadway play. Even stage your own Project Runway. Girl Scouts turns normal days into days you’ll remember all your life. Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages and backgrounds a safe place to explore the world and discover their potential. There are now more flexible ways to be a Girl Scout than joining a troop. To explore your options, visit, email or call 1-877-404-5708.

SWING THRU’S Square Dance Club meets Fridays at the Victory Grange, 2025 Tower Road in Aurora. Singles, couples and youth are welcome. For more information, call 303-426-8986.

REALITY CHECK Learn, laugh and move beyond denial in a small, cozy, group workshop environment. Join me for a facilitated Reality Check. Put on your big-girl pants, and call 303-953-2344 for details.

MOOSE LODGE 2166 dinners for members and qualified guests from 6-8 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 303-4573391. SATURDAYS COLORADO CITIZENS for Peace meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the intersections of West 52nd and Wadsworth Boulevard to try to bring an end to the wars. Signs will be furnished for those who do not have them. Contact Cindy Lowry at 303-431-1228 or NORTH SUBURBAN Republican Forum meets 9:45-11:15 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Anythink, Huron St. Community Room, 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is $3 and includes a continental breakfast. Meet like-minded people and discuss Colorado political issues. WHAT YOU Want to Be AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m.

Saturdays at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in the Richard P. Young Room, 11245 Huron St. For more information, go online to www.

SUNDAYS HOW AFG Works Book Study Al-Anon meets at 9 a.m. Sundays at Park Center Office Building, Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to MILE HIGH Harmonica Club meets 1:30 -3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Grant Avenue Community Center, 216 S. Grant St. in Denver. THORNTON VFW Post 7945 meets 8:30 -11 a.m. Sundays at 10217 Quivas St. in Thornton. Admission is $5 for breakfast. For more information, call 303-438-6700. YOGA FOR Survivors Whether you’re a longtime cancer survivor, in treatment or a caregiver to a cancer survivor, Yoga for Cancer

SELF-HELP CENTER at the Adams County Justice Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center now has two full time staff available to assist self-represented parties. The staff may not give legal advice, but may provide legal information regarding forms and the legal process. Public access computers and legal reference materials are available in the center. The Self Help Center is located on the first floor of the Adams County Justice Center. Email assistance may be obtained by sending detailed inquiries to AdamsSelfHelpCenter@judicial. In addition, published resources and other information including clinics and other events are available through the Adams County Justice Center Facebook page at www.facebook. com/AdamsCountyJusticeCenter. Online forms can be found at ONGOING VOLUNTEER Opportunities GATEWAY BATTERED Women’s Services is looking for volunteers to work on various planning committees for its upcoming fundraising endeavors. Monthly attendance for fundraising meetings required. Contact Jeneen Klippel at 303-343-1856 or email GIRL SCOUT volunteers Whether you commit a few hours a month running a troop, or a few hours a year helping with a science event, tackle important issues, travel to incredible places, share interests and create experiences with girls and other adults you will never forget. Gain marketable skills that will benefit you in ways beyond Girl Scouting. Join Girl Scouts today and become one of our volunteers. Both men and women 18 and older are invited to join. In addition to positions working with the girls, we’ve got volunteer needs in our offices around the state to help with paperwork and other administrative duties. For more information, visit, email or call 1-877-404-5708.

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