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A moment of Zen Arvada’s Zenzinger sworn in to state Senate By Vic Vela Mary Hodge will always be grateful for what Rachel Zenzinger did for her almost three years ago, during the most difficult time of the Brighton state senator’s life. Hodge’s son, who was her Senate aide, died at the start of the 2011 legislative session. Zenzinger stepped in and helped the grieving Hodge stay on track with her work. Now, on the heels of winning a recent Senate District 19 vacancy committee vote, Zenzinger joins Hodge as a Democratic colleague in the Senate. Zenzinger was sworn in during a Dec.

13 ceremony, following which Hodge conveyed a great deal of pride in her friend. “Rachel is special to me,” said Hodge. “She caught me up and was able to keep me current when my son died. She did this, and she deserves it.” Zenzinger, a former Arvada councilwoman, takes over the seat that was vacated following last month’s resignation of Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster. Hudak was facing the threat of a recall election at the time of her resignation. Zenzinger, who once served as Hudak’s campaign manager, won a vacancy committee vote to replace Hudak earlier in the week over former state Rep. Sara Gagliardi. “This is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me,” Zenzinger said after she was sworn in by Colorado Supreme Court Zen continues on Page 12

State Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada, poses with members of her family and Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender after her swearing-in ceremony inside Senate chambers on Dec. 13. Photo by Vic Vela

WAL-MART BREAKS GROUND Garland Center redeveloping into neighborhood grocery By Tammy Kranz Northglenn has had the Garland Center on its radar for redevelopment for nearly 10 years. As the city’s oldest retail center, built more than 50 years ago, it was the hardest to develop because of multiply property owners, aging infrastructure and a 95 percent vacancy rate, said Debbie Tuttle, the city’s economic development manager. The city’s and the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority’s patience paid off Friday when officials broke ground on a new WalMart Neighborhood Market. The Market will transform and revitalize the entire area, Mayor Joyce Downing said. “It will also help fulfill the needs of our residents that have been requesting a new grocery store for years,” she said. “This project will bring new jobs and shopping opportunities to our community, and increase tax revenues which support city services for our residents.” The store is expected to open in the fall and may employ up to 65 associates. The 40,000-square-foot market will offer a full grocery department, including organic and natural selections, and a pharmacy. The store will feature prepared

food options, fresh-baked breads, a self-serve deli and a bakery. “In addition to providing customers with a convenient location for affordable groceries, the store will help boost the city’s economic growth and vitality,” Joshua Phair, Wal-Mart public affairs director said. The site was vacant agricultural through the 1950s until 1962 when a 15,000-square-foot Safeway and a 10,000-square-foot Duckwall’s variety store opened, according to Tuttle. “Over the last five decades businesses have come and gone as Northglenn grew from a planned community of 1,000 homes into a municipality of 35,000 residents,” she said. “Tenants included various retail stores, dry cleaning and laundry facilities, food and liquor stores and restaurants. Tugs Bar and Grill became a bit of a Northglenn landmark over the years.” NURA Chair Rosie Garner said the project represents how urban renewal tools can be used to assist in redevelopment and revitalization of communities. “I think it’s wonderful that NURA, the city and Wal-Mart were able to come together to make this project happen,” she said. “This is a perfect marriage in terms of what Wal-Mart was looking for in a location and what the city was looking for in redeveloping the Garland Center.”

Rendering of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market that is being built where the former Garland Center used to be. Courtesy photo

‘It will also help fulfill the needs of our residents that have been requesting a new grocery store for years.’ Mayor Joyce Downing


The city of Northglenn has been working to redevelop the Garland Center, the oldest retail center in the city, for nearly 10 years. Officials broke ground on Friday for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market. Courtesy photo


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NORTHGLENN CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD Northglenn City Council voted on the following legislation during its Dec. 9 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 and Kyle Mullica, Ward III, and Gene Wieneke and Kim Snetzinger, Ward IV.

Northglenn Ambulance rezoning

Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to rezone the property at 10655 Washington Street from single-family resident to commercial to prepare the property for future sale. The existing structure and site has been used as an ambulance service operation since before the city’s incorporation. The owner

of the property no longer provides service to Northglenn residents and an operational center in this location no longer provides optimal response to the other areas Northglenn Ambulance service. It will be moving its operations closer to the area it serves, and selling the property on Washington. The second and final reading of the ordinance will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13.

2014 budget

Council unanimously approved the seconds and final reading of an ordinance adopting the 2014 budget. The total budget for all funds, including General Fund, Special Revenue Funds (Conservation Trust Fund and Community Development

Block Grant), Capital Projects Fund and Enterprise Funds (Water & Wastewater Fund, Stormwater Fund, Sanitation Fund) — is $42,903,356. The budget includes 249 full-time staff members. A public hearing of the budget was held on Nov. 25.

RTD North Metro IGA

Council unanimously approved a resolution approving the intergovernmental agreement between the city of Northglenn and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) for the FasTracks North Metro Rail Line project. The North Metro line is an electric commuter rail that connects Denver Union Station with Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn. The IGA requires a 2.5 percent local agency contri-

bution from local jurisdiction. Northglenn will spend $2.53 million on the 112th Avenue CIP project, which include roadway improvements — this will serve as the city’s local match commitment.

Landfill services contract

Council unanimously approved a resolution for a contract with Allied Waste Systems of Colorado LLC for the 2014 landfill services in the amount not to exceed $200,000. The city reviewed three bids for the job, and Allied was the lowest with a unit price of $11 per ton. The next City Council regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. — Compiled by Tammy Kranz

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Proposed park in south Adams County By Ashley Reimers Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District and the city of Arvada are working together in hopes of creating a community park to be utilized by residents of both entities. Located immediately north of Interstate 76 between Lowell Boulevard and Tennyson Street, the Clear Creek Valley Park site is an 86-acre parcel owned by Hyland Hills. With assistance from Adams County Open Space grant money, the district began the process of acquiring the land in 2002. In 2007, the district developed a multi-use design plan for the area to include trails and open space. “In 2007, we decided to have 70 percent remain as open space and trails and 30 percent would be a more active area,” Terry Barnhart with Hyland Hills said. “Ideas for the active area included a multipurpose field, volleyball complex and park equipment.” Fast-forward five years later, Hyland Hills continues to work on the project and is now getting some assistance with funding and design expertise from the city of Arvada, which Barnhart said could really speed up the project. As both entities work closely to navigate the project, the final decision whether or not the project will move forward lies in the hands of the Adams County commissioners, who will vote on the project in January.

Until then, Barnhart is excited for the possibility that 3,000 Arvada residents living within the Hyland Hills boundaries could have a community park to enjoy in the future. Gordon Reusink, director of parks for the city of Arvada agrees. “It’s exciting for us because those 3,000 residents don’t have access to community park space right now,” Reusink said. “Through this partnership our residents will have a large park area and because we are working with Hyland Hills, the park can be accomplished much quicker.” The third party involved in the project is Wanco Inc., a manufacturer of highway safety and traffic control products. The business in located in Arvada but is in need of an expansion. Barnhart said the project includes a sale of 5.2106 acres of existing open space land located immediately to the east of Wanco’s current facility, 5870 Tennyson St., to allow for a 90,000 square foot expansion. Wanco plans to purchase the land for $397,208 and contribute an additional $350,000 for park development, if the project is approved. The city of Arvada will contribute $500,000 for park redevelopment and Hyland Hills will work to secure an additional $2.5 million in cash, grant and in-kind funding for Phase 1 of the Clear Creek Valley Park. Reusink said if the project is approved there will be community meetings to gain input on the design and to gain knowledge of the wants and needs of the community.

Clear Creek Valley Park site, located immediately north of Interstate 76, between Lowell Boulevard and Tennyson Street. Courtesy photo “We have the adopted 2007 concept plan, but since then the community might feel differently about what they want out of their park,” Reusink said. “So through the community meetings we can learn what

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Suspect in alleged THS threat in custody Staff report Thornton police department was on high alert last week after a threat was made to Thornton High School. The threat warned of a school shooting to happen at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 The Adams 12 Five Star School District was informed of the threat on Dec. 11 and worked with police to ensure increased police presence the following morning. In a letter sent to parents Dec. 12, Principal Johnny Terrell said the po-

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Silent nights offer serene beauty Imagine a night in which a moon that is just shy of full gives off a silver light that gets diffused through the billion water droplets which make up a layer of thin, high clouds. Enshrouded in that soft light, then further imagine that this night is warm, surprisingly warm, so that you are able to work outside without a light and with only a jacket no gloves. What are you doing working at night like this? What keeps you in this scene for five glorious, solitary hours? Putting together the Christmas present that “Santa” left for your children, so that it is ready for them to play on the next day, Christmas morning. This was my Christmas Eve nine years ago. I think my love affair with the night started that night. The night sky in the winter is amazing, and, it so happens, is longer this week than at any other time of the year. I know astronomers like the winter sky because the cold air is more stable,

which makes for better viewing. For me, I think the night is more peaceful, and the quiet is deeper in the winter, which makes it easier to focus on the beauty up in the sky. That said, a winter night is a different sort of beauty. We tend to like our bright colors, and bold, dramatic beauties that jump out at us and force us to notice. Nighttime is different. Nighttime takes patience, and it’s sneaky, it seeps into your spirit the way the cold seeps into your bones.

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I try to always be on the lookout for beauty in strange places, like the winter night. As a musician, the search for sonic beauty is part and parcel of what I do (as an elementary school teacher, that search is more like a quest, or a crusade, sort of an odyssey, but I digress); but, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate unusual beauties that require a little patience. For instance, I prefer the subtleties of Brahms to the grandiose flourishes of Tchaikovsky; I prefer the grace of a ballet to the percussive precision of tap dance; I prefer the pensive style of Dianna Krall to the raw power of Christina Aguilera; I prefer the single Columbine flower poking through the frost to an entire garden of roses; I prefer the quiet artistry of “Crouching Tiger” to the athletic spectacle of “The Matrix.” And, being the last column before Christmas, let me just say that I prefer the quiet holiness of Christmas Eve to the chaotic joy of Christmas morning.

Likewise, I prefer the humble imagery of the manger to the gilded trappings of the grand cathedral. This can be such a crazy, hectic time of year that it’s hard, sometimes, to slow it all down and take in the beauty that’s all around. Brightly lit houses bring a smile to our faces, but, if you really want to find the beauty of the season, try looking for the kid shoveling off driveways to make money to buy his mom a present, or the mother of three taking time to care for the widow next door. Or the little girl, singing “Silent Night” to her doll. If you look hard enough, if you’re patient enough, you can find small, meaningful acts of beauty everywhere — enough to fill a Holy Night. 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.

Walking side by side This week I struggled a little with the title of my column. It could have been “Walking in someone else’s shoes” or “We never really walk alone” or “Walking down parallel paths” but I decided on “Walking side by side” because although the other titles could have easily worked, I believe that walking side by side truly defines the essence of support, partnerships and love. I have experienced a lot over the course of my life and many times I tried to “go-it-alone.” As a matter of fact, I would say most times I let my pride and ego get in the way as I attempted to do something or fix something on my own when help was just a phone call or a hug away. The past few years have been rough as our family battled a very serious health issue, eventually losing a wife, mother and friend to that battle. And even though there were people willing to help and support us, and counselors and pastors who were available, and friends who did what they could, I initially wanted to fix the pains for me and my family on my own. This past week I had an experience that opened my eyes and my heart, and the awakening or awareness is something I should have and could have realized a long time ago. You see I was traveling in Europe on business, and I was attending meetings with a colleague for two days. He shared his condolences with me and then shared that he had actually gone through the exact same situation four years earlier. And as we talked, it became very apparent that he had walked in my shoes and he could share so much more and teach me so much more if I chose to walk side by side with him. The parallels in our lives and personal situation were unbelievable. The more we talked and the more we shared our stories, the clearer things became for me, especially about my path moving forward. I didn’t have to “go-it-alone” any longer, not in my personal life or my business life. There are others out there who have had personal and professional experiences that I could benefit from and learn from. And there are things that I have accomplished or have gone through that could very well help others if we chose to walk side by side instead of “going-it-alone.” For me it was always a stubbornness factor or my own arrogance that prevented me from seeking advice and learning from others who may have walked in my shoes. In some cases that were not so personal it was easy to ask for tips or guidance, like taking golf lessons, or talking with someone about a business situation, or how to handle a small project or repair something in the house.

Those are the easy things to talk about or seek help on. But when it comes down to something incredibly personal, for me anyway, I tend to try incredibly hard to figure things out on my own. As a family we are facing the all the “firsts” now, the first Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Christmas, New Years, Anniversary, and Valentine’s Day without a wife, mom, and friend. And I am sure many of you reading this may also be struggling or experiencing feelings of sadness for those who are not with you. Maybe you are like us and experiencing moments of joy mixed with that sadness as we remember all of the fun, loving and amazing times we shared together. Just remember that there are others out there who have walked in your shoes, maybe even walking in them right now. It’s when you find those people in a similar walk, whether through a support group or just out of coincidence, and you can share stories and support one another, walking side by side that you will learn from one another and find some level of comfort in talking through your individual experiences. I have been blessed with a special someone in my life who has had their own challenging experiences, and who has supported me through friendship, love, listening, talking, crying, and hugging. She made the choice to walk side by side with me and my family, and because she walked in similar shoes many years ago, she is strong enough, loving enough, and caring enough to walk with us through our journey now and together we will learn and share so much from one another. Are you walking side by side with anyone these days? Especially during the holidays? Have you shared your story or learned from someone else? Have you found some level of comfort in talking through any mutual life experiences? I would love to hear all about it at because as I have learned this week, when we do walk side by side through life’s toughest challenges, it will be a better than good minute, hour, day, week, month, and year. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/founder of www.

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Tips for child-safe cleaning There are healthy and safer options of common “green” and organic products available at stores and co-ops to keep young children’s areas clean. Homemade products made from natural based items are also available. Choose safer household cleaners. Look for household cleaners that are less caustic and friendlier to both the environment and the body. Look for green and nontoxic cleaners or products that are petroleum-free, biodegradable, phosphate-free, VOC-free, or solvent free. Less is more. Many household cleaners can be diluted with water, still clean quite effectively, and be safer for children. Skip the antibacterial soap. Plain old soap and water will surround dirt and get the germs off when rinsed. Antibacterial soap,” It’s like dipping your kids’ hands in penicillin constantly,”

according to Harvey Karp, MD a pediatrician and author of “The Happiest Toddler on the Block.” Minimize spray-on carpet cleaners. Chemical carpet cleaners contain ingredients that can become trapped in a carpet. For child safe cleaning, steam clean with water and no detergent. Make your own cleaning agents. You can make a good kitchen and bathroom

cleanser out of baking soda and a little soap. Diluted vinegar which has been used for 3000 years is good for cleaning surfaces, and toys. Clean and deodorize urine on a mattress with a vinegar and water solution. Then sprinkle area with baking soda and let dry. Vacuum the residue when dry. See Vicki Lansky books “Vinegar”, ”Baking Soda”, and “Another Use For…” for more cleaning recipes available in libraries. Make sure others understand your cleaning regimen. If you have help at home like a babysitter or a cleaning service, make sure they understand your approach to child-safe cleaning. Show them the household cleaners you use and how and when you would use them. Stop dirt from getting in the house. Everyone can wipe their feet as they come in the house. It will keep out dirt as well

as any contaminants from outside. Better yet, take off shoes when entering and wear socks or slippers. Wash off pet’s feet and clean pets often. The floor won’t get as dirty and you can clean less frequently. Don’t clean with the kids in the room. It’s tempting to multitask, to spray cleaner on the table while your baby is having snack. It’s much better to use household cleaners without children in the room. Make sure to ventilate it before they come back in. Open a window. On a nice day close the room’s doors and let in fresh air for an hour. Some childcare facilities and homes are now changing to organic food and green cleaning supplies. For more information see for archived columns, podcasts, and videos.

time limit on the conversation. You could say, for instance, that you only have 15 minutes because you’re expecting a phone call, or you have a headache, or you’re not feeling well and you have to lay down. This is obviously easier to do on the phone than it is in person, but you can also set a time limit in person. The key is to not set a meeting up at a home or a restaurant where people expect to visit with each other. If you, for example, scheduled an activity, movie, a game or a project all of you do together, then you are doing things with each other rather than just talking. Of course, you could also make your visits less frequent and shorter as well. The one thing you’re avoiding, however, is to simply be honest with the other person. You could say, as an example: “Mary, I have noticed the last several times we have

talked that I have said almost nothing and you have dominated our conversations. What could we do in order to have a more give-and-take conversation this time?” Or, you might say: “I care about you and want to be there for you, but I don’t want you to talk my ear off. Could we have more of an equal conversation this time?” If this person is important to you and you wish to have a future relationship, then your feelings and needs count also.

Does my lover belong to me? Dear Neil: I’ve had an awful secret for about eight months now. I met a guy and we hit it off like no other. We are incredible together, and I love him more than any man I’ve ever been with. We were both separated when we met, and I got divorced over a year ago. But last December, he and his wife got pregnant. I was crushed because I never thought he, of all people, would cheat on me (yes, I know that sounds backward). She has now delivered the baby, and I’m very afraid I’m going to lose him. As far as I know, they will still get the divorce, but it’s now been pushed back for obvious reasons. I love this man with all my heart, and I want to forgive him because I still want him. But I need to know if I’m doing the right thing by still wanting to be with him. Don’t Know Which Way To Go Dear Don’t Know: You have no choice but to back off and let them attempt to keep their family intact. If they fall apart, he’s fair game. If they stay together, he belongs to another, not to you. And I will state the obvious: Your boyfriend did not exactly cheat on you, even if he was not with his wife when you met. Marriage is an emotional relationship, and those emotions can run very hot and very cold, as I’m sure you well know. But in the end, he remained married to his wife-which is a statement in and of itself. Now they have a strong reason to stay together and attempt to make their relationship work. A child may not keep a relationship together, but it’s a powerful incentive.

I know you think the two of you are meant for each other, but that is your hope talking, and it may not accurately reflect what’s real. Allow him to decide what he wants to do, but don’t be surprised if he stays with his wife. He might be the right one for you, but he also may belong to another. And if he does, he’s going to choose her. Dear Neil: We all have dear friends or family members who are compulsive talkers, and who wear us out because they just can’t stop talking. Can you help me deal with these people? Annoyed in Parker, Colorado Dear Annoyed: People who repeatedly talk too much tend to be self-absorbed and needy. They are looking for empathy, or support or validation and maybe a pat on the back. Occasionally they are looking for advice, but more often than not they just need for someone to take an interest in them. They are most likely unaware that they are talking too much and that you want the conversation to end. The most effective way of stopping people from incessantly talking is to set a

Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in it’s 21st year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at 303-758-8777, or email him through his website: www. He is not able to respond individually to queries.


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It’s almost beyond belief that we could have another massacre again in our midst. And once again our school children are the victims. It makes us wonder about kids who seemingly come from good homes, kids in homes that attend Bible study and homes where we think good parents reside.

Private Party

Only Christmas and Pope Frances

About the time I was bringing in the mail, Time Magazine appeared among the Christmas cards. Pope Frances had been named Person of the Year for Time and did we need that. It made us feel a little safer just knowing that his prayers surely go directly to God. But all around the country and the world we are all praying for Claire Davis, the innocent sweet girl who happened to be in the line of fire at the Arapahoe High School shooting.

Back to Pope Frances

I sat right down and devoured that story of this Argentina Pope who is bringing so much joy and hope to not only the Catholic community but to millions of folks. We are feeling hopeful that all is still right in the world. His humbleness can serve as a good example that serving the poor and the downtrodden is the way to level the playing field between the rich and the poor.

Keep praying

We must keep our praying for Claire Davis and we have to find it in our hearts so say some prayers for the family of Karl Pierson, the alleged shooter. Think how terrible they must feel.

Wrapping it up

Once again another Christmas season is dimmed by tragedy. But for the sake of our little ones, Santa will arrive on time again just as he has in ages past. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned. Merry Christmas! 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.

Contact: Viola Ortega 303-566-4089

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Plomer newest addition on school board Figueroa serving District 4 pending state decision By Ashley Reimers Kathy Plomer was all smiles as she took her seat on the Adams 12 Five Star Schools school board last week as director for District 3. She was sworn in by District Judge Chris Melonakis Dec. 2 to start her fouryear term, replacing Fred Schaefer, whose term expired. Plomer defeated opponents David Elliott, Debbie Christensen and Joshua Bastian. She won 38 percent of the votes in Adams County and 42 percent in Broomfield County in the Nov. 5 election. She has three children in the district and was on the steering committee for the District School Improvement Team. “I’m very excited to be here and start this journey and make good things happen for the students in the district,” Plomer said. “It’s a long journey, but an interesting one. I want to hear from you and learn what you want to see happen in the district.” During the meeting, the board and Superintendent Chris Gdowski welcomed Plomer to her new position. “Welcome, and I hope you have fun because it’s a fun time,” said board president Mark Clark. As for the District 4 position, the outcome is still unknown. During the Dec. 2 meeting, the board officially accepted the certified votes from Adams and Broomfield counties after Denver Chief District Judge Robert Hyatt ordered the clerks of the counties to count the votes cast for Amy Speers in the District 4 race against Rico Figueroa. Speers was ineligible to run

Chris Melonakis, district judge for the 17th Judicial District, left, swears in Kathy Plomer as the new director for District 3 during a special Adams 12 Five Star school board meeting on Dec. 2. Photo by Ashley Reimers for District 4 because she resides outside its boundaries. After the votes were tallied, Speers ended up with the most votes. According to the district website, Hyatt’s order invalidates the emergency rule issued by the secretary of state on Nov. 5, stating, “If the designated election official determines, after ballots are printed, that an individual whose name appears on the

ballot is not qualified for office, the votes cast for that individual are invalid and must not be counted.” After the election, a group of plaintiffs filed a suit against the secretary of state’s authority to administrate the emergency rule. The Colorado Supreme Court will now hear an appeal filed by the secretary of state.

“This means the school district and the board are in a holding pattern until the Supreme Court decides the appeal,” said Joe Ferdani, Adams 12 communications director. “Rico Figueroa continues to serve as the director in District 4 until the district and board receive a ruling from the Supreme Court that helps determine what to do next.”

Mapleton schools win Adams County takes Front Range under wing awards of distinction Move taken to ensure By Tammy Kranz Two Mapleton schools received high honors from the Colorado Department of Education earlier this month. Adventure Elementary received the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award and Mapleton Early College received the Colorado Centers of Excellence Award. “Our teachers and leaders in Mapleton Public Schools are focused day in and day out on improving learning for all of our kids,” Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio said. “These honors are just one way that the state has to acknowledge that hard work and dedication.” Adventure Elementary Director Lisa Schell credits the collaboration and professionalism amongst the staff and parent involvement for the school earning the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. This award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth and exceed state expectations in academic longitudinal growth. Adventure Elementary has met or exceeded the state’s expectations for the past three years in reading, writing and math. “Our teachers believe all students can

learn, and carefully monitor the progress of each and every student (through continuous and constant data reviews) to provide instruction geared toward the needs of each individual student,” Schell said. “Teachers exchange regular progress reports with our parents to help our parents stay engaged in their child’s education.” She also noted character development helped the school earn the award. “At Adventure, positive behavior is recognized and reinforced system wide,” Schell said. “Our teachers and staff support a positive culture by giving our students the skills they need to solve conflicts, work collaboratively together and build a community of respect in and out of the classroom.” One of the ways the school will continue its growth is its Primary Program — which helps staff address individual needs of each child. “Students in grades K-2 are given extra time to demonstrate grade-level skills based on their individual development,” she said. “Students are progress monitored regularly and instruction is adjusted based on their assessment data. This program is highly individualized and the primary teachers meet weekly to discuss student needs and adjust instruction to meet the needs of the students.”

‘long-term stability’ Staff Report

Adams County Board of Commissioners announced its decision to adopt Front Range Airport into the county’s departmental services structure. The decision to transfer control of the publicly owned airport from the Front Range Airport Authority to Adams County brings valuable stability, resources and accountability to Front Range Airport, said Board Chair Eva J. Henry. “Adams County is making a decisive move to ensure the long-term success of Front Range Airport,” Henry said. “This new structure provides long-term stability for Front Range Airport businesses, as well as the customers who rely on those businesses. Employees will benefit from the airport’s increased economic stability and the county’s employee benefit program. The move also makes it possible to operate the airport more economically by streamlining airport services with existing county services.” The new structure provides a more transparent accounting of county resources. The adoption also creates an avenue for Front Range Airport to operate more efficiently by using the county’s op-

erational resources, such as finance, communications, and technical services as the Front Range Airport transforms into a selfsustaining economic hub of the county. An Airport Advisory Board will be assembled to provide recommendations to the county commissioners, county manager and airport director on the strategic direction of the airport. Members will include representation from airport tenants, aviation professionals, on- and off-airport business owners, and marketing professionals, as well as others deemed critical to the success of the airport. The county is taking steps to ensure a smooth transition by beginning the search for an airport director this week. The Airport Advisory Board will provide strategic direction, including development of the spaceport. The Adams County Board of Commissioners fully supports Front Range Airport’s efforts to obtain a license from the Federal Aviation Administration for a Spaceport designation, which will transform the airport into a hub for future commercial space transportation, research, and development. Front Range Airport is a general aviation airport located 19 miles east of Denver, on 3,900 acres of land in Watkins, Colorado. The airport is considered a potential spaceport site that would serve as a hub to aerospace and space tourism industries.

AdAms County news in A hurry Tennyson Street closures

Beginning as early as Dec. 9 the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) contractor for the Gold Line, Denver Transit Partners (DTP),will continue construction on Tennyson Street between 58th Place and 60th Avenue. A complete closure of Tennyson Street at the railroad crossing between 58th Place and 60th Avenue will occur. Work is scheduled to be completed within 7 days. This work is part of the construction of the Gold Line/Northwest Rail Westminster Segment, which is the commuter train to Arvada, Adams County, Westminster and Wheat Ridge. For additional construction

information, or if you have questions, please contact the DTP Public Information Team at 303.576.3352. In the event of after-hour emergencies, call 1.855.EAGLE P3 (324.5373). For online project information including construction and traffic

County accepting Christmas trees The county will accept trees from Adams County residents for recycling from Thursday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 13, at the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton 80601, located one mile west of Hwy. 85 on 124th Ave. The Regional Park

will accept trees daily from sunrise until sunset. Follow signs at the park to the self drop-off site. Ornaments, tinsel, garlands, flock, nails and stands must be removed before dropping the trees off. There is a limit of two trees per family. Please note that absolutely no tree limbs, yard waste or trees from commercial operations will be accepted at the Regional Park. For additional information, county residents are encouraged to call the Parks Department at 303-637-8000 or go to the county web site at

Free seminars about health care reform set

North Suburban will host seminars open to the community on health care reform. These are designed to help people understand the changes and what options they have available for health insurance — largely targeted to the exchange, but this applies to others as well. Those seminars are 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. All seminars are free and are held in the Aspen-Spruce Conference Rooms at North Suburban Medical Center at 9191 Grant Street in Thornton. The events are co-hosted by North Suburban and Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield and are free.

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December 19, 2013

Adams County Commissioners’ Career Expo Celebrates 10 Years of Professionalism in Adams County 8th Graders

Top students from the county are recognized for their professional engagement with employers from the region “The Adams County Board of Commissioners recognizes that it’s never too early to start young students on the path of success. By supporting countywide youth career development each year through the Adams County Commissioners’ Career Expo, we’re doing our part to help future generations of leaders to make positive choices that will not only provide a lifetime of personal satisfaction and fulfillment, but will also contribute to a stronger, more competitive Adams County.” ~ Eva J. Henry, Chair | Adams County Board of Commissioners

The Adams County Commissioners’ Career Expo celebrated its 10th event this November 19, 2013 at the Denver Mart. Annually, since 2005, the Adams County Commissioners’ sponsor this event in an effort to bolster the career development of the county’s future professionals. This year’s event welcomed over 5,700 students from 35 participating middle schools. The event is the longest running of its kind and has been replicated along the Front Range to include Douglas County and Denver Public Schools. Students spend months preparing for the event through role play activities and other in-class career exploration, all with the goal of being prepared to interact with professionals and learn about career pathways. Over 450 employers and higher education professionals participated, some of which have been participants for all ten events. The business booths are visual and interactive which

help allow the employers to better represent their industry work and speak to students about their respective careers and potential career paths. Additionally, students were encouraged to use this event to practice professionalism and leadership. Along with dressing in professional attire, each student is given a sheet of personalized business cards to help them network throughout the day. Of the 5,700 students, employers were asked to compile lists of the “Top Students” from the day. Proudly, we announce that 430 students were chosen by employers as demonstrating exemplary professionalism and left a remarkable impression with employers.

Those students listed received praise and recognition from the employers for maintaining conversation, generating thoughtful questions, maintaining eye contact, firm handshakes, professional attire, and preparedness. The expectation for students was to speak with three employers and at least one higher education representative throughout the day. Impressively, some of these students stood out with every employer they spoke with. The asterisks next to the student’s name represent the number of times they were mentioned by multiple employers. We would like to recognize all of these students for standing out among their peers and for preparing for their futures. School recognition goes to the highest percent of students

recognized relative to the total number of that school’s students attending. The four schools with the highest percentage of students named are Stargate Charter School, Overland Trail in District 27J, York International and Valley View in Mapleton District 1. Preparation of these students takes months of effort by school, counselors, teachers, and administrators. It takes the collaboration and vision of the community to provide the outreach for students to learn more about themselves and the community they will contribute to. In addition to certificates, the Top Students will receive prizes from our business participants and sponsors. The event itself would not be possible without enduring support from the Adams County Board of Commissioners for our youth, vendor and volunteer participation and our contributing event sponsors (below).

AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLYDE MILLER P-8: Christian Lopez **, Alyssa Suazo *, Mikayla Guzman *

*, Renee Ziel *, Jordan DeNileon *, Trinity Gallegos *, Sarah Laird * HULSTROM k-8: Lauren Abbink *, Matthew Blackmon *, Luigi Brau *, Stephanie Caulk *, Issac Dennis *, Claudia DiMartini *, Amber Gustason *, Anastacia Ortega *, Triston Schmidt * InT’L SCHOOL @ THORnTOn MIDDLE: Miguel Hurtado *, Javier Mendez *, Mary Rees *, Star Rivera **, Christal Roberts *, Jesus Sanchez Montoya *, Erik Santillan *, Miranda Shoop *, Nicholas Steele **, Alejandro Trujillo *, Eric Trujillo * nORTHGLEnn MIDDLE: Vanessa Baca *, Kathia Banegas Ortiz *, Allen Bartley *, Bethany Brown *, Isela Bustamantes Casas *, Danny Chavez *, Alexa Chavez-Aragon *, Gabrielle Freeman *, Devonte Johnson *, Kennia Martinez *, Cesar Medrano *, Rachelle Nunez Reveles *, Alexandre Pipe On Head *, Jayleene Quintana-Esparza *, Galilea Rodriguez *, Evan Roland *, Kenny Syleevong *, Santiago Vigil *, Donald Zadra * ROCkY TOP MIDDLE: Elijah Amos *, Kaley Barnes *, Jordan Boaz **, Lindsey Burleson *, Savannah Enns *, Savannah Fillerup *, Jacob Hays *, Seth Jensen *, Isabel Lopez *, Mark McNabb *, Kye Michael *, Dylan Primus *, Stephen Robertson *, Alexandra Sutton *, Kira Szulinski **, Jonathan Taggart *, Shane Townsend *, Philip Tran *, Cameron Turnbow *, Vincent Abeyta * SHADOw RIDGE MIDDLE: Skyelar Andolsek *, Lauren Bebernes *, Joshua Betzer **, Aracely Bracamontes *, Clayton Bucher *, Karoline Corcoran *, Kendrick Crowfoot *, Dominic Doud *, Katelyn Gabler *, Malachi Goodridge **, Rachel Hicks **, Leighton Hunt *, Victoria Jackson *, Autumn Lechman *, Megan Madden **, Corbin Matthews *, Branan McCall **, Dylan McChesney *, Frank Medina **, Christian Morado *, Jocelyn Novak Hilderman *, Marco Ordaz *, Marcel Sailas *, Ariana Sapp *, Cole Seiwald *, Maya Shipley *, Sylvia Trujillo *, Sarah Tufford **, Mouache Vang *, Kyle Walden *, Alyssa Wood * SILvER HILLS MIDDLE: Caitlan Adams *, Austin BaileyOrcutt *, Aaron Bochy *, Ajani Chavez *, James Chesmor *, Jacob Cohen *, Isacc Corona *, Wyatt Crider *, Jacob Daniels *, Mary Davis *, Nathan Deems *, Kasey Duffin **, Tyler Ehlers *, Odin Ensign *, Caitlin Ewing *, Travis Foster *, Lissette Gonzalez *, Gabriel Goodbee *, Aubree Hesley *, Samuel Hoswell *, Francisco Lugo *, Alison Maisells *,

Connor McCallum *, Franklin Melgar *, Lovely Mitchell *, Anthony Moller *, Austin Mullins *, Ricky Nava *, Austin Neufeld **, Miguel Olivas Esparza *, Matthew Palizzi **, Robert Phinney *, Robbyn Randall *, Erin Roth *, Danielle Sydor *, Kylee Taylor **, Kolin Toledo *, Ricardo Valadez *, Christian Veloz **, Daniel Weinert *, Travis Wymer * STARGATE CHARTER: Hailey Bickford *, Shaela Burkert *, Adrianna Burney *, Nikki Gwin *, Jamie Henault *, Kobe Joseph *, Gennessa Lopez *, Will Robinson **, Amber Shen **, Nathan Steeves *, Carter Wilson *, Andy Womer * STEM LAUnCH: Ashley Barrera *, Monserrath De Luna *, Sergio Gomez *, Nicole Mata Jimenez *, Odacis Perez Dominguez *, Jaxon Robinson *, Ericka Rodriguez * STEM MAGnET LAB: Chandler Sanchez *, Nathan Alarid *, Donovan Alsosa *, Amber Guzman *, Matthew Larivee *, Elizabeth Xiong * wESTLAkE MIDDLE: Devin Aragon *, Mary Askew **, Kaylee Brock *, Carlos Chacon *, Peter Cox *, Shae DeBoer *, Ryan DeFreece *, Gavin Difulvio *, Preston Dunton *, Nathan Eades *, Robyn Fritzler-Bryson *, Miles Gill *, Nicole Guran *, Al-Ldrisi Haddad *, Alexandra Hansen *, Cole Hardy *, Maile Harris ***, Allie Hayes **, Megan Hernandez-Belew *, Mark Jeffers III *, Kaleigh Lask *, Millenni Lucero *, Liliana Maisano *, Paige Maywest *, Ashley Merrill *, Haley Moore *, Maximus Moua *, Hayley Parnell *, Emily Patrick *, Alexander Pearson *, Rosa Perez *, Curtis Peterson *, Maeve Reilly **, Thomas Rigsby *, Aidan Rogers ***, Nathan Sage **, Destiny Skattum *, Emily Smith *, Kelvin Sweetman ***, Kylea Tallbear *, Ami Tat **, Hayden VanDePol *, Isabella Walters **

OvERLAnD TRAIL MIDDLE: Noah Bolin *, Sydney Bowman *, Brady Carstens *, Tyson Chacon *, Angelica Chavira *, Nicholas Czarnecki *, Christopher Disher **, Tessa Ediger *, Brock Gagna **, Valente Gonzales Ramos *, Sam Gout *, Karen Hernandez **, Robert Kinkaid *, Bryson Krohn *, Madison Lara *, Luis Lopez-Perez *, Miguel Macias Guerrero *, Alissa Marquard **, Rhiennen Martinez *, Edgard Meza *, Gabriel Monreal *, Amora Park *, Gregory Peake *, Katlynn Perez **, Elijah Reback *, Jacqueline Rivera **, Chase Roth ***, Rosa Sandoval Soto *, Lauryn Small ***, Cassandra Thomas **, Eileen Vis *, Brittany Watters *, Jessica Leonardo vIkAn MIDDLE: Karen Montes *, Flor Mosqueda *, Kevin Mullinax *, Enrique Ortiz *, Lepio Ruybal *, Krystell Tarin *

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About Adams County Education Consortium (ACEC) Adams County Education Consortium is a 501 (c)3 non profit organization whose mission is to develop a county-wide partnership that will enhance the academic skill development, career knowledge and exploration, and relevant work-ready skills for all learner groups. Along with coordinating this event, ACEC has partnered with the Better Business Bureau Foundation and College In Colorado to offer a concurrent internship curriculum

and internship experience for 30 high-achieving students in Westminster High School. Additionally, ACEC hosts Backpacks to Briefcases, a networking and etiquette dinner that educates juniors and seniors how to gracefully transition from high school to the world of work or post-secondary education.

ACEC is supported by a board of directors The board includes: Adams County Economic Development (ACED), Adams County Workforce and Business Center, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Adams 14 School District, Adams 50 School District, District 27J, Strasburg District 31J, Mapleton 1 School District, Pinnacle Charter School,

District 29J, G.O.A.L Academy, Front Range Community College, DeVry University, Denver Mart, Wells Fargo, and The Hanson Group. ACEC is a sister-agency to ACED and is located with them at 12200 Pecos Street, Suite 100, Westminster, CO 80234. www. Contact Emma Galvin, Director, egalvin@adamscountyed. com for more information.

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At left, Aseem (Yasser Elmkhanter) and Anjali (Carolyn Demanelis) have to deal with family and culture shock in the world premiere production of “Gifted” at The Edge. Below, Deepa (Rehka Ohal) and Barbara (Devra Keyes) get into an argument of the future of the family. Photos courtesy of Rachel Graham

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Dog days of the holidays You can look, but don’t touch those friendly looking police dogs at Denver International Airport. They’re on the job working to protect travelers, and can’t use the distraction. 9News reported last week that DIA has come up with a creative solution to petting police dogs: trading cards. “Brian Brown, a technician with the Denver Police Department Explosive Detection Unit has worked with his bombsniffing partner, Nnikos, for nearly fourand-a-half years,” the 9News report said. “He says his four-legged co-worker gets a lot of attention, especially from kids. “We do not let anybody touch the dogs. Mainly, it’s for liability purposes,” Brown said. “They’re still working animals. We still have a job to do and … I want my dog to go out and work as hard as he can. And the best way to do that is not let people touch them.” In keeping with the “look-don’t-touch” policy, Brown hands out cards to the kids so they can get to know the dogs better without getting too close.

Story focuses on multi-ethnic family By Clarke Reader


he Edge Theatre is putting on perhaps its daring production yet — by being about as un-edgy as possible — for the holidays. The theater’s latest production, “Gifted,” is family comedy that is suitable for all ages, a first for the theater. “During the holidays we thought people would want to see something maybe no too edgy,” said Rick Yaconis, executive producer and artistic director of The Edge. “This isn’t really a holiday show, but we thought it was appropriate for the time.” The show runs through Dec. 29 at the theater, 1560 Teller St. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Long time patrons of The Edge might recognize “Gifted” and its playwright, Carrie Printz, from the 2012 holiday show, when it was one of four plays put on as part of the first On the Edge festival of new plays. Printz’s play won the festival and received a full production. “This play has gone through a series of workshops and it’s something I’ve worked on for several years,” Printz said. The story of “Gifted” centers on Aseem Ganeshe (Yasser Elmkhouri), the 15-year-old son of a Caucasian mother and Indian father. Aseem’s father has recently died, and his Indian grandmother is coming to visit. At the same time, Aseem is trying to get on a reality television program called “Stump the Brainiac,” and the producer is visiting to interview Aseem. “The show is really about Aseem’s search for identity in this multiethnic family,” Printz said. “I’ve been interested in writ-

Old Major makes Thrillist top 33 restaurants list ing about a family like this for a while because it is becoming more and more common.” WHAT: “Gifted” Printz said the play started WHERE: The Edge Theatre out as a monologue about a 1560 Teller St., Lakewood gifted child, and grew from WHEN: Through Dec. 29 there. She did research on the 7:30 p.m. - Friday and Saturday Indian culture and sent the 6 p.m. - Sunday play to an Indian playwright to COST: $15 to $20 make sure she had the details INFORMATION: 303-232-0363 or and dynamics correct. Tapping into a gifted student is the same thing producers did for the lead role. Elmkhouri is a senior at Lakewood High School, and played the character during the staged reading of “Gifted” last year. “He was one of my interns from last year, and this is a great role for him,” Yaconis said. Printz said that all the feedback from Elmkhouri’s performance was extremely positive, and that she has found him to be a very natural actor who just fits into the character. While the play isn’t a holiday one per se, the ideas that it expresses go along with the message of the season. “The play is about family, and everyone can relate to that,” Printz said. “I hope people walk away from the show with more appreciation for people’s differences, and maybe have a little more understanding for people we love that we might have differences with.” This is not the first full play that Printz has written, but it is the first to receive a full production, and she said the process has been a fascinating one to be a part of. “I was more involved during the stage reading last year, and though I’ve still been going to some of the rehearsals it’s been interesting to turn the play over to someone else,” she said. Yaconis said the theater will be doing another festival in 2014, and the winning play will be produced in 2015.


I won’t mince words. My absolute favorite new restaurant this year is Old Major at 3316 Tejon St. I even chose to celebrate my recent milestone birthday for dinner there with On The Town Junior and Mr. On The Town. I had been to Old Major, a proud nose-to-tail eatery where they butcher 2.5 pigs a week (not sure what happens with the other half of the last pig), a handful of times, but I took a risk (and it was my birthday, after all) and booked a table for three to include the hub and my foodie son who works for much-lauded restaurateur Danny Meyer at Maialino in the Gramercy Park Hotel at 2 Lexington Ave. in NYC. My son surprised me with his arrival in Denver to celebrate my special day. Both of my “he-men” went nuts for the place and over the food. We ordered an arsenal of appetizers and an entrée each, which included the nose-to-tail dish, roasted duck breast and orcchiette pasta with roasted pork. Another surprise came last week when Old Major received a national nod via as being one of the 33 Best New Restaurants in America. And here’s what Thrillist said about Old Major: “Denver’s LoHi neighborhood is bursting at the seams with new, popular bars and restaurants, but Old Major’s `elevated farmhouse cuisine’ stands out among the pack with exceptional cocktails and decadent, inventive cuisine (think Colorado rib eye with bleu cheese, foie gras butter, and pork fat fries). If you’re smart and/or just understand weekly calendars, swing by on a Wednesday, where you can watch the chef/owner butcher two pigs in-house, you saucy, food-based voyeur! Then you’ll eat the fruits of his labor on the Nose to Tail Plate, which features cuts like braised belly, confit rib, schnitzel, ham, and ears, all accompanied by mustard spaetzle, sauerkraut, and a demi-glace.”

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Christmas dinner idea

If you’re stuck in the metro area without Christmas dinner plans, where do you go? Here are some ideas: Venice Ristorante, 5946 South Holly Street, Greenwood Village (or its sister restaurants, Chianti, also in Greenwood Village, and Venice Ristorante & Wine bar in LoDo); The Briarwood Inn, 1630 8th St., Golden; Baca, in the Inverness Hotel in Englewood; Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. And La Cave Wine Bar & Boutique, 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood. Look for menus and reservations for all these and more at With On The Town Junior away for the holidays in New York, Mr. On The Town and I will be dining at an old favorite, the Aurora Summit, on Christmas night.

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To all my readers in the south metro area, Swallow Hill Music’s grand piano is about to retire, and it could be yours (or yours to give) this holiday season. Thanks to a generous donor, Swallow Hill is receiving a new piano, and will auction off the Nordiska Grand to support its scholarship fund. Bidding on the piano will close on Dec. 20. The 5-foot 10-inch Nordiska has been the main stage piano for more than 10 years, and has been played by some of the most talented musicians that have come through Swallow Hill Music, including George Winston, Leon

December 19, 2013 Redbone, Suzy Bogguss, Raul Midón, John McCutcheon, Marcia Ball, Alpin Hong and Matt Morris. Bids for the Nordiska Grand Piano can be submitted to community@swallowhillmusic. org. The winning bidder will be notified on Dec. 20. The approximate retail value is $5,000; the minimum bid accepted is $2,500. Home delivery has been donated by Move and Tune, Inc. For more information, visit

Palettes gets nod from Food & Wine Food & Wine magazine has included Palettes in the Denver Art Museum among the “Best Museum Restaurants in the U.S.” About Palettes, F&W wrote: “Chef Kevin Taylor opened this museum café in 1997. His new American menu spans from Anaheim chiles rellenos to a silken corn soup with barbecued shrimp (made famous at Zenith, Taylor’s longgone notable noshery).” Check out the rest of the best list at www.

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Entrepreneur and gay-rights activist Tim Gill shipping an overnight letter at Mail It! Pack It! Ship It! in Cherry Creek North. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker. She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

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Chief Justice Michael Bender. Zenzinger is a program coordinator and instructor at Regis University who has served on the Arvada City Council for the past five years. The 38-year-old mother was joined by her family during the ceremony. Zenzinger told reporters afterward that she wants to work on issues pertaining to education, economic development and transportation. She also said that her work on the Arvada City Council — where she was elected mayor pro tem by conservative members of the city’s governing body — shows that she has the experience to work with people of all political stripes. “Some people may think that it’s a myth, that you can’t collaborate across the aisle,” said Zenzinger, who dismissed that notion and said that she will bring a “fresh perspective” to the Senate. Zenzinger was welcomed by party leaders on both sides of the aisle. Senate President-elect Morgan Carroll, DAurora, said Zenzinger will “provide

incredible knowledge and talent” on education issues. Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, also congratulated the newest member of the Senate. “You now have the opportunity to leave your unique and distinct footprint on the governance of Colorado,” he said. “Let me invite you across the aisle to find me and my colleagues reaching out to you. Congratulations and we look forward to serving with you.” Lawmakers also paid homage to Hudak, who did not attend the ceremony. Prior to resigning, the Westminster Democrat was being targeted by recall petition organizers, primarily over her votes on gun-control legislation. She decided to step aside, rather than risk losing a recall election and flipping control to Republicans in the 18-17 Democrat-led Senate. Cadman thanked Hudak for her service and offered warm remarks that led to a standing ovation among Senate members. Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, also gave a warm send-off to Hudak. “As Sen. Hudak said to me, ‘I love this job,’” he said. “And we all know she did and she brought a spirit that cannot be denied.”

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your week & more in the community Saturday/dec. 21 Word baSicS Learn the basics of the word processing software Microsoft Word 2010 at a class 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 21 at Anythink Washington Street. Class will cover entering and formatting text and clip art images, spellcheck, saving and printing. Basic computer skills required. Space is limited; registration recommended. Call 303-287-2514, visit the library at 8992 Washington St., Thornton, or go to Saturday/dec. 21 KidS Shopping Iddle Bits of This & That Art Gallery, 3969 W. 73rd Ave., offers kids’

shopping spree 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday in December. The gallery will furnish wrapping supplies and help kids wrap their purchase. All gifts are less than $10, and most are in the $3-$5 range. Free refreshments provided. Email or call 720-266-5047.

Saturday/dec. 21 babySitting claSS First-time babysitters ages 11-13 will learn all they need to know when responsible for young children. Class is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Skills covered include CPR, first aid, grown and development, feeding, safety, discipline, diapering and bathing. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register (RecXpress code: 17118). Saturday/dec. 21 double feature Living Light of Peace, 5928 Miller St., Arvada, presents a holiday movie double feature on Saturday, Dec. 21, with “Home for the Holidays” at 7 p.m. and “Stuart Saves His Family” at 9 p.m. “Home for the Holidays” was directed by Jodie Foster and stars Helen Hunt who goes home to visit her parents as a single adult. “Stuart Saves His Family” is based on a series of early 90s Saturday Night Live sketches. Come for both or just one. Both movies are PG13. Snacks available. Saturday/dec. 21 chriStmaS concert Rocky Mountain Brassworks’ small ensemble and Evergreen Chorale present Christmas Fantasy for Brass and Voices at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road. Go to or call 720-887-2371 for tickets. monday to friday/dec. 23-27 building campS The Wheat Ridge Recreation Center hosts two superheroes-

themed LEGO building camps for youth, ages 5-11, Dec. 23-27. Junior superheroes for ages 5-6 is 9 a.m. to noon, and superheroes engineering for ages 7-11 is 1-4 p.m. Camps will focus on building hideouts and vehicles of favorite superheroes. Engineering camp will explore how inventions such as Spider-Man’s web shooter work using the concepts of physics, engineering, and architecture. Both camps are taught by an experienced instructor from Playwell Teknologies. Call 303-231-1300 or visit www. to sign up and for information on costs.

who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303-438-6783.

recurring/through dec. 29 art marKet The annual holiday art market is open Nov. 16 to Dec. 29. More than 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and more. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. It’s closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Visit holiday boutique All galleries will be transformed into gift shops for the holidays, and a selection of locally made art and craft items will be featured at the holiday boutique Nov. 8 to Dec. 31 on 72nd and 73rd Avenue between Lowell and Bradburn. Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday Visit or call 303-426-4114.

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recurring/through Jan. 1 elK herd Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input on the future management of the Mt. Evans elk herd (E-39) via an online survey through Jan. 1. Herd population and composition objectives and other issues regarding elk management in Game Management Units 39, 391, 46, and 461 are being addressed. E-39 encompasses portions of Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Park counties. To provide input on the herd, visit ( BigGame/HerdManagementDAUPlans/Pages/HerdManagementDAUPlans.aspx). The survey only takes a few minutes to complete. recurring/through feb. 14 communicationS conteSt High school students are invited to enter a communications contest presented by Colorado Press Women. Students enrolled in grades 9-12 are eligible to enter their work published between March 1, 2013, and Feb. 14, 2014, in one of 20 categories. Professional working journalists, writers, editors, photographers, videographers and graphic artists will judge the entries. Download the entry form, and get further information, at cfm. Entries must be received by Feb. 14, 2014. Recurring/Through April 30 quilt donationS The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is asking for donations of new quilts to benefit flood victims. Quilts must be made of 100 percent cotton fabric, and twin, full and queen sizes are needed. Deliver donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden; or 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the museum office, 651 Corporate Circle, Suite 102, Golden. Donations will be taken through April 30, 2014. Call 303-277-0377.

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chriStmaS preSentation Shepherd of Love Fellowship presents “When Love Was Born” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield. Admission is free and an infant nursery is provided. The church’s Christmas Eve candlelight service is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. Call 303-466-5749 or 303-460-7325.

bird count Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s second annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s Environmental Learning Center at Barr Lake State Park, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton. Registration required; contact community education coordinator Tyler Edmondson at 303-659-4348 ext. 15 or

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looKing ahead/Jan. 4 young artiStS The Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition offers the public the intensity of a live competition featuring the top talent among young musicians from across the globe. This year’s final and live round of competition will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Arvada Center for the Humanities and Arts. It is open to the public. Twelve finalists ranging in age from 12-23 years old will compete for a grand prize of $7,000 and the opportunity to perform with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. The top three winners will perform in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Tickets will be offered on a first come, first served basis by calling the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 or at looKing ahead/Jan. 9

White elephant bingo As part of the Festive Friday Series, wrap and bring your weird holiday gifts, do-it-yourself projects and upcycled crafts to give as gifts in this fun White Elephant-style bingo at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. For ages 55 and older. Call 303-450-8801.

caSa information Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield Counties is seeking volunteers to advocate on behalf of children who have open abuse and neglect cases in our neighborhoods. The next CASA 101 information session is at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Adams County Economic Development Building, 12200 Pecos St. Westminster. For information or to RSVP, go to or call 303-6553924.

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friday cinema Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema

memberShip meeting American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans.

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program at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 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

looKing ahead/Jan. 11, feb. 8 mayor candidateS North Suburban Republican Forum will meet 9-10:30 a.m.

blood drive St. Anthony North/Centura Health community blood drive is 8-9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at 2551 W. 84th Ave., Aspen Room, Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit All donors who give blood between Dec. 8 and Jan. 18 will received a Bonfils T-shirt, while supplies last.

Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Grill at Legacy Ridge Golf Course, 10801 Legacy Ridge Parkway, Westminster. This month, the group will welcome Westminster mayor candidates. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast with pastries, fruit, coffee and juice is included in admission cost. Upcoming forum events include city council and board of education candidates on Oct. 12; Adams County sheriff candidates on Nov. 9; end of year review on Dec. 14; Colorado governor candidates on Jan. 11; and U.S. Senate candidates on Feb. 8. Visit

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home alone Northglenn Recreation Center presents the At Home Alone and first

aid class 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The workshop helps kids become ready to be at home alone. Students learn how to stay safe through interactive lessons, role play and hands-on training. This class includes a first aid section. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register.

recurring eventS Women’S netWorKing group in Arvada has openings for women in business

Jan. 15: Lure and Lore of Deserts, by Sandy Mortimer feb. 19: Taiwan, by Buddy Hatton

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breaK eScapeS Students in fourth to eighth grades can take excursions over winter break through the Northglenn Recreation Center. On Thursday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, students will spend the morning at Big Time Fun Trampoline Fun Center before swimming at the recreation center pool. On Friday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, students will enjoy the indoor games at Boondocks and then check out a PG or PG-13 movie. On Monday, Dec. 30, students will enjoy games and challenges at X-Arena and then swim at the rec center. The Winter Break Escapes last 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. To register, call 303-450-8800 or go to

travel filmS A series of hosted travel films is presented at the D.L. Parsons Theatre inside the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Tour guides are professional film makers who personally narrate their films. Shows begin at 10:30 a.m. and include a 15-minute intermission with refreshments. Individual and season tickets are available. Call 303-450-8800 for information and reservations. Schedule of films:

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Women’S progreSS It’s been more than 40 years since Title IX became a law prohibiting gender discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funds. Join Active Minds 1:45-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, as we use this anniversary to reflect on a century of women’s progress in the United States. From women’s suffrage to the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1960s to the role of women in the workforce today and the serious consideration of a woman for president, we will examine how far women have come as well as what many claim remains undone. Free program will take place at Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster. RSVP at 303-515-6351.

april 2: Eastern Canada RV Adventure, by John Holod and Jodie Ginter looKing ahead/Jan. 20 inventionS human beings often invent by learning from nature, and famous inventions frequently have as much to do with chance as they do with intelligence and curiosity. Join Active Minds 1-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, as we tell the fascinating stories of inventions and inventors that changed the world. This class will cover the invention of the abacus, safety glass, the paper clip, and the hypodermic syringe. This free program takes place at Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Drive, Westminster. RSVP at Keystone Place: 303-465-5600. looKing ahead/feb. 21 band deadline Jam Out Hunger is seeking area high school bands for its first battle of the bands. Deadline for entries is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; judges will select six high school bands to compete on Friday, May 16, at the Arvada Center. Visit www. ongoing/library preSchoolerS gathering Primetime for Preschoolers meets 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free. For more information, call 303-452-7534 or go online to librarianship. muSic time Music and Movement meets 1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Children ages 3 to 6 years can sing, dance, play games and learn how to play instruments. Registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at librarianship. For more information, call 303-452-7534.

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Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Thornton Restaurant offering free coffee until Dec. 24 By Tammy Kranz

Customers stand in line to give their orders on Dunkin’ Donuts’ opening day at 8775 Washington St. in Thornton Dec. 12. Courtesy photo

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The name Dunkin’ Donuts may be misleading to people who are not familiar with the eatery. The menu has much more than the typical doughnuts, including a variety of breakfast sandwiches, bakery sandwiches (chicken salad, grilled, ham and cheese), tuna and chicken salad wraps and even frozen drinks. “You can pick how you want to start your day — with something sweet or something with protein — it’s all available,” said Gary Shatswell, vice president of marketing for the Sizzling Platter. The Sizzling Platter expanded its franchise and introduced Dunkin’ Donuts to the region with its store at 8775 Washington St. The eatery opened Dec. 12. “Dunkin’ Donuts is one of the country’s most beloved brands, and we look forward to serving our fans in the Denver area,” said Ted Morton, CEO of Sizzling Platter. This is the third Dunkin’ Donuts to open in the Denver area — there’s one at 366 Broadway and one at Denver International Airport. The Thornton restaurant is operated by

franchise owner Sizzling Platter, a Utahbased restaurant management company operating restaurants in seven states in the Mountain West, Southwest and Pacific Northwest, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Little Caesars, Hoppers Grill & Brew Pub, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Sizzler Family Steakhouse. Shatswell said the company has had success with its Little Caesars in the area and opening a Dunkin’ Donuts “made sense because we have a great customer base already.” Guests who visit the new restaurant in Thornton before Dec. 24 will receive a free medium hot or iced coffee. For those that haven’t had a chance to taste the restaurant’s brew, they are in for a treat, Shatswell said. “It’s much milder coffee than some of the other brands out there,” he said. The doughnuts are made fresh, and the bakery menu includes bagels and muffins as well. For Dunkin’ Donuts’ full menu, visit The restaurant will be opened 4:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily and has flatscreen televisions and offers free Wi-Fi in the dining room. There are nearly 10,800 Dunkin’ Donuts in 31 countries worldwide. The Sizzler Platter is eyeing Westminster and Boulder as potential homes for new Dunkin’ Donuts, Shatswell said.

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An Arvada City Councilwoman is on her way to the statehouse after winning a special vote to succeed a lawmaker who recently resigned in the face of a recall election. Rachel Zenzinger defeated former state Rep. Sara Gagliardi during a Senate District 19 Democratic vacancy committee gathering in Westminster on Dec. 10, by a 39-27 vote. Zenzinger will replace fellow Democrat Evie Hudak in the state Senate, just weeks after she stepped down from office, rather than face the possibility of losing a Democratic seat in the General Assembly’s upper chamber. “I thank the members of the vacancy committee for their investment in this difficult process to select a successor to Sen. Evie Hudak, and I look forward to justifying their faith in me,” she said. Zenzinger, a program coordinator and instructor at Regis University, said she looks forward to getting to work on issues

like job creation, education and health care when she enters the Senate next month. But she also said that will regret having to leave the Arvada City Council, a body that she has served on for the last five years. Gagliardi was unsuccessful in touting her experience as a former lawmaker to woo vacancy committee members to support her candidacy. She served in the state House of Representatives from 2006 until she lost a close race for a third term to current Rep. Libby Szabo, an Arvada Republican. Gagliardi told committee voters that she has the “experience, tenacity and grit to unite our district” and that she possesses the campaign prowess to hold on to the seat next year. However, in the end, she fell short. “It was an incredible opportunity to run,” Gagliardi said. “Senate District 19 has a wonderful leader in Rachel Zenzinger and I think we move forward.” Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, who once considered running for the seat, was a supporter of Gagliardi’s candidacy. Still, Kraft-Tharp did not walk away disappointed. “She’s sharp, she’s strong and she’ll represent the district very well,” Kraft-Tharp said. “I’m very excited.”







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Horizon falls to defending state champions Regis beat Hawks 71-58 By Kate Ferraro After an even first half of basketball and only down 31-29 at halftime, the Horizon girls basketball team dropped its third game of the season to Regis 71-58 Dec. 13 at Horizon High School. The Raiders came into the game ranked No. 8 with a 3-0 record and are the defending 5A state champions. Horizon is now 1-2 on the season. Regis started to pull away in the middle of the third quarter taking a 42-32 lead. They widened the score even more taking the 51-38 lead going into the fourth. “They went on a little run,” head coach Ti Streff said. “They’re bigger, they’re more experienced. We just had to dig in and stay close.” The Raiders biggest lead of the game was 61-44 with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The Hawks made a little bit of a comeback tightening the score to

65-52 with two minutes left. But Horizon couldn’t come back, losing 71-58. “I think we battled the whole time,” Streff said. “We didn’t take one minute off. I’m so proud of them. We proved something tonight. Obviously, it didn’t go our way, but we set the bar high and I’m really proud of them.” Junior Lauren Bennett scored 16 points and led the team with nine rebounds. Bennett stepped up for her team and earned Player of the Game. “She had a turning point tonight, which she’s really been needing,” Streff said of Bennett. “She’s needed the confidence in her offense and the difference was she wasn’t looking for her shot, she found it tonight.” Junior Kayla Chand scored four points for Horizon and had six rebounds. Streff said Chand was given an assignment to step up and play her heart out on defense. Streff said Chand is really great defender and took care of her duties by playing quickly. The Hawks will travel to Phoenix, Ariz.

Sophomore Linsi Calvo dribbles the ball in a game against Regis Dec. 13 at Horizon High School. Photo by Kate Ferraro for a three-day tournament, before coming back to play Legacy after winter break Jan. 7, at Horizon High School. Streff said the team doesn’t know what to expect while down in Arizona. “We don’t have any idea of what we’re

going to be playing, so we prepare with everything,” Streff said. “We go out there not knowing who we’re going to play, and we give them absolutely everything we got. It’s all going to be how and a way, not what we’re doing.”

Legacy sophomore Gabbi Miyasaki swims the 500-yard freestyle event in a meet Dec. 12. Photo by Kate Ferraro

Legacy beats Fort Collins in dual meet By Kate Ferraro Before the Legacy girls swim team competed against Fort Collins Dec. 12 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, the Lightning hadn’t been in the water since their meet Dec. 7 against Loveland. The boilers at the VMAC went down Dec. 6 so Legacy wasn’t able to practice in the water all week. But it was hard to tell since they won the meet with 194 points, while Fort Collins had 115. “We’ve been out of the water for five days,” head coach Diana Wiles said. “We didn’t know what to expect. The times weren’t terrible, but

were definitely up. It’s been one of those weeks.” The Lightning captured first place in nine events out of 12, with their best event being the 200-yard freestyle relay. Despite not getting their best time in the event, Legacy still came in first, second, fourth and fifth place. “We were shooting for state on that one,” Wiles said of the relay. “That was the relay we had our hopes on, but we’ll get it.” Senior Haley Rhine, junior Elysia Hartojo, sophomore Gabbi Miyasaki and junior Mary Lombardi swam in the relay and finished with a time of 1:49.58. The state qualifying time is 1:48.00.

Rhine was part of the 200-yard medley relay at the beginning of the meet, which won first place, as well. Rhine came in second in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle with a time of 26.57 and 59.96, respectively. Junior Annie Silva finished the 100-yard butterfly in first place with a time of 1:05.94 and came in third in the 100-yard free. Silva had just come back from Texas where she was competing with her club team. “She had a really good meet,” Wiles said. “We’re expecting things out of her this year.” Freshman Marina Larson placed first in diving with 188.45 points. Sophomore Sydney Brookstein and

freshman Jessica Thill came in second and third place, respectively in the diving event. Wiles said the season is going well so far, despite it feeling like a slow start. “The season is going great, the girls are having a lot of fun and we’re seeing a lot of improvement in times.” The Lightning will compete against Fairview Dec. 19 and then will swim at the Coaches Invitational Dec. 21, both at the VMAC. Legacy won’t compete after those two events until after winter break Jan. 7 against Rocky Mountain in Fort Collins.


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Prep sports Scoreboard MOUNTAIN RANGE HIGH SCHOOL Wrestling Mountain Range 53, Heritage 18 Zachary Martinez pinned his opponent in the 126-pound weight class against Heritage. Alexander Morales (170) had a major decision over Alejandro Leon. 106-pounder Louie Romero pinned Max Wekesser.


Northglenn 52, Monarch 27 Northglenn won nine of the 14 matches, with the biggest being Nick Archuleta’s upset over 13th ranked Preston McQuade from Monarch. Jimmy Herrera had a Major Decision, while Reese Buckalew had a Decision. Nick Archuleta had a Fall.


Rocky Mountain Lutheran 49, Nederland 42 Jordan Cothran had 16 points and eight rebounds in a game against Nederland helping his team to a 49-42 win. Cothran also had seven steals, two blocks and three assists; with only one turnover.

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Rocky Mountain Lutheran 30, Campion Academy 64 Jordan Cothran scored 14 points and had nine rebounds in a 64-30 loss against Campion Academy. Because of his accomplishment, he earned Player of the Game.



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Sky not falling on Broncos

To be familiar with the fable of Chicken Little is to know exactly what goes on ka Lu- inside the minds of Broncos fans following a loss. Having gone through the benign experience of being struck on the head by an acorn that fell from a tree, Chicken Little became hysterical and was convinced that the sky was falling and that the world was coming to end. Sound familiar, Broncos fans? Following the team’s loss to San Diego on Dec. 12, many Broncos fans feared that their Super Bowl dreams were dashed in one Thursday night game. I’m sure you heard it, or even said it: “The defense looked terrible!” “What was up with Manning?” “Man, I just want to kick Philip Rivers in his stupid-looking face!” (OK, that last one was said by me). So, Broncos players, are fans doomed and destined to a Jonestown-like fate, with an empty cup of orange Kool-Aid in one hand and a copy of Chicken Little in the other? “We’re still in very good shape and still in very good position in our conference,” said tight end Julius Thomas in a recent interview with Colorado Community Media. “So, the sky is not falling.” Thomas and a few other Broncos players were in Wheat Ridge over the weekend for a charity bowling event that raised

money for Make-A-Wish Colorado. Their attendance not only served as a fundraiser for a great cause, but it also gave me the opportunity to see how the team is moving past the Chargers loss. “We move past every game,” Thomas said. “A lot of people say, ‘How do you move past a loss?’ It’s the same as moving past a win.” Thomas said all the right things. But the truth of the matter is, Broncos fans don’t handle losing very well, and they are tough to satisfy. As I walking over to chat with long snapper Aaron Brewer, I overheard his conversation with a young boy clad in orange who was really giving it to him. “But you guys lost to the Chargers!” said the kid, who was probably about 8 or 9. “I know, I was there,” Brewer said, which drew hearty laughter from others around him.

I can relate to the kid. As a lifelong Broncos fan, I often get caught up in the Armageddon-like hysteria that accompanies Denver losses. And the loss to San Diego provided ample fodder for television talking heads and office water cooler chat across the Mile High City. The Broncos looked abysmal in that game, on both sides of the ball. And the loss nearly cost them. Thank goodness for New England’s loss to Miami on Dec. 15, otherwise the hated Patriots would be in the driver’s seat for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. “We’re just going to stay the course,” said Broncos defensive lineman Mitch Unrein, who also attended the charity event. “We know we have all the guys it takes to win the Super Bowl and we just have to keep working. Unrein should work part time on a suicide prevention hotline, because he was doing a good job of talking me off the proverbial ledge. “We’ve lost only three games this year, and we’re still where we need to be, where we want to be,” he said. “We still have two more games to clean things up on both sides of the ball, and hopefully be catching our stride when we reach the playoffs.” I also asked Unrein whether the team is concerned about its growing list of injuries — a list that’s starting to look like

Dec. 10 with 12 points and 11 assists. She earned Player of the Game both matches. Rossi said it was the first time a point guard had gotten a double-double and Chavez has done a really good job of distributing the ball to the shooters. Junior Maggie Spitzer scored 11 points and had four steals in the game. “She’s become a real force inside offensively and defensively,” Rossi said of Spitzer. “She was part of our substitute pattern last year and now it’s her turn.” Senior Lindsey Chavez led the team with 12 points and had four steals in the game. The Tigers also beat Grand Valley 59-17 and St. Mary’s 65-35. Rossi said Holy Family has hosted the tournament for 11 years and they’ve won nine out of 11 years. Rossi said this tournament helps the Tigers prepare for the multiple games they play in the postseason. “It’s a fun tournament, because you get used to playing three games in a row,” Rossi said. “That’s important because our state tournament is three days in a row.” Holy Family is 6-0 on the season and will play Dec. 20 at Broomfield High School, then Jan. 3 against Eaton High School after winter break.

Junior Jessica Talamantes dribbles the ball in a game Dec. 12 against Northridge at Holy Family High School. Photo by Kate Ferraro

the cast of extras on an old episode of “M*A*S*H.” Here are just a few names of Broncos who weren’t on the field against the Chargers: Wes Welker, Champ Bailey, Derek Wolfe, Rahim Moore, Kevin Vickerson ... “Injuries happen to every single team in the NFL and that’s the thing you have to deal with, no matter what,” Unrein said. “It’s a long year and a lot of things will happen. It’s kind of unusual for us this year because it seems like there were more things than normal that happened to us, but we’re resilient.” Broncos kicker Matt Prater gave credit to the Chargers for being “a great team” and said the team is focusing on Houston this weekend, and their ultimate goal ahead. “Hopefully we’ll get some momentum these last couple of weeks and take it into the playoffs and hopefully get a trophy at the end of the year,” Prater said. That hope is shared by every Broncos fan. Right now, I am raising a glass of orange Kool-Aid to the team realizing its goal — and praying that January temperatures don’t call for falling skies. Aside from sports-column writing, Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. Vic can be reached at or follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.

Holy Family girls win home tournament By Kate Ferraro

kferraro@ The Holy Family girl’s basketball team beat Northridge 61-19 in the first game of its home tournament Dec. 12 at Holy Family High School. The Tigers held the Grizzlies to two points in the first quarter, leading 18-2 after the first eight minutes of the game. The offense stayed strong throughout the second quarter taking the 31-7 lead into halftime. “We’re really improving offensively,” head coach Ron Rossi said. “This team has always been a good defensive club, but now we’re getting better offensively.” Not only was the offense on fire scoring 23 points in the third quarter, the defense kept Northridge to 19 points the entire game. Holy Family’s bench scored seven points for the Tigers in the fourth quarter, winning the game 61-19. “We just wanted to play fast, so we did a lot of trapping trying to create turnovers and deflections,” Rossi said. Sophomore Katie Chavez had her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 assists. Chavez had her first career double-double against Wheat Ridge

SPORTS QUIZ 1) Three Dodgers pitchers since 1916 have struck out at least five batters in each of their first five major-league starts. Name two of them. 2) Who has the most managerial wins in Kansas City Royals history? 3) When was the last time before 2012 that Northwestern’s football team won a bowl game? 4) How many championships did the Los Angeles Lakers win under the ownership of Dr. Jerry Buss? 5) When was the last time before 2013 (Chicago and Boston) that two of the Original Six NHL franchises met in the Stanley Cup finals? 6) Who was the first NASCAR driver to be featured on a box of Wheaties cereal? 7) When was the last time before 2013 that no American male tennis player was in the top 10 of the ATP rankings? Answers 1) Hyun-jin Ryu, Hideo Nomo and Kaz Ishii. 2) Whitey Herzog won 410 games between 1975 and 1979. 3) It was the Rose Bowl after the 1948 season. 4) Ten titles. 5) It was 1979 (Montreal and the New York Rangers). 6) Dale Earnhardt. 7) It had never happened before in the rankings, which began in 1973. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

MetroNorth Worship Directory St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Worship: 8:00 & 10:45 am Sunday School: 9:30 am

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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December 19, 2013

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GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope


ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Careful, Lamb. Don’t let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by week’s end. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of existing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you prepare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Don’t allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it -- and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) A relationship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else you’re doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) A family member’s personal situation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Pace yourself in meeting holiday pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a longstanding state of confusion and put it into perspective. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Don’t be pressured into a so-called solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find that the “gold” is starting to flake off. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. Your friendships are deep and lasting. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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By Stephanie Ogren Ah, the fruitcake. That holiday staple that leaves some feeling, well, not so festive. But fruitcakes can be a simple, yet sweet holiday gift or just a fun sampler for a holiday party. There are many variations on this classic dish. I discovered this relatively simple one at Fruitcakes were meant to be experimented with. Like a seasonal science project. So have fun! Channel your grandmother and be merry and bright with this traditional holiday favorite. Directions 2 cups packed brown sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking soda 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons ground cloves 2 tablespoons ground allspice 2 tablespoons ground nutmeg 4 eggs 2 tablespoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup brandy 1 1/2 cups raisins 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts 1 1/2 cups dried mixed fruit 1 1/2 cups butter, melted 1 3/4 cups brandy

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Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, soda, spices, eggs, lemon rind, vanilla, 1/2 cup brandy, fruit, nuts, and melted butter or margarine. Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap cooled cake in foil. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brandy over the cake.

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Savio House is looking for Foster Parents to provide a temporary home for troubled teens ages 12-18. We provide training, 24/7 support and $1900/month. Adequate space and complete background and motor vehicle check required. Ideally there are no other teens in the home and one parent would have flexible daytime schedule. Contact Michelle for more information at 303-225-4073. Inovant, LLC, a Visa Inc. company, currently has openings in our Highlands Ranch, Colorado location for: - Sr . Sy s te m s Ad m i n i s tr a to r s (133501) to be responsible for implementation of storage and SAN infrastructure based on business requirements and adhering to tight operations, security, and procedural models. Under minimal supervision, perform a high level of technical expertise to support complex Storage Devices including SAN, NAS and Tier I, II, III solutions. Apply online at and reference Job #133501. EOE

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Priority Plastics, Inc., a manufacturer of plastics products with five locations nationwide, is currently seeking a PLANT MANAGER at our Denver, CO plant. Our plastic blow molding manufacturing operation is a multi-shift operation with 100+ employees. As Plant Manager, the successful candidate will direct and manage all plant operations including Production, Packaging, Engineering, Quality, Inventory/Materials Management and HR staff to achieve plant objectives for profitable growth, efficiency, on-time delivery, quality and safety. Responsibilities: • Provide overall leadership for operating results and deliver continuous improvement in key areas of safety, cost, inventory management, quality and organizational capability. Maintain a culture of accountability across the organization for delivery of business objectives. • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the operation by using the full capability and creativity of the organization. • Facilitate coordination of all plant activities with managers/supervisors to ensure effective use of plant capacity, assets and staff. Responsible for employee staffing and team development, performance management, goal alignment, project execution and policy deployment. • Develop, manage and achieve plant budget targets and ensure strong financial controls are in place. Participate with senior management in financial and operational reviews. Take quick and appropriate corrective action where necessary to achieve budget and operational commitments. • Ensure full compliance with applicable regulatory laws, standards and company policy. • Create an effective plant leadership team and coach, mentor and develop direct reports to their full potential. Maintain a healthy, positive and energized work environment for all plant employees. Candidates should have a Bachelor degree in Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or a related field with 10 or more years of progressive leadership in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a plastic molding operation. Individuals should have a good business acumen and analytical mindset; able to comprehend financial models of the business and able to think and act strategically in the interests of the whole business. Individuals must have outstanding communication/teamwork/interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization, as well as, strong organization development/ coaching skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is a must and fluency in English/ Spanish language, preferred. Please send resumes to:

The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.

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

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Window Services

Address: 61 N. 8th Ave. Brighton, CO 80601

(303) 249-8221

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with a Warranty Starting at $1575

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Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 35 Years Experience

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