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School district boosts salaries Adopted budget gives compensation increases By Ashley Reimers Adams 12 Five Star School District Board of Education adopted the 2013-2014 budget, giving teachers and staff a boost in compensation during the June 19 meeting. Not only was the budget approved, but the district also reached a tentative contract agreement with the District Twelve Educators’ Association, which is set to be ratified before Sept. 4. “Reaching a tentative agreement with DTEA is a very huge step forward in terms of getting the district in the position to get a good start for next year,” said superinten-

dent Chris Gdowski. Gdowski said the adopted budget is allocating around $2 million for the purpose of employees compensation increases that the original budget, presented to the board in April, did not include. Effective March 1, 2014 eligible certified staff, support staff, and administrators will receive a step increase to reward them for additional years of service. “The district and the DTEA tentatively agreed on a mid-year step increase because it saves the district some money from what the district would have to pay for a full step increase effective Sept. 1,” Gdowski said. “The increase also helps support people to get to a higher income level mid-year and then moving forward will take salaries to a competitive place.” Gdowski said the main reason the district was able to provide step increases was

due to an increase state funding in special education. Because of the additional state funding, the district was able to take the $503,000 originally meant for special education for the district and use those dollars for employee compensation increases. The district also used $409,000 that was originally meant for boiler replacements in two schools, to be used for employee compensations. “The schools will still be getting the boilers replaced, but the money will be coming out of the district’s capital reserve fund,” Gdowski said. “The board felt like investing in our staff and rewarding them after a number of really tough financial times was the better priority to honor in this process.” Gdowski said a third aspect that helped fund the step increase was additional specific ownership tax revenues from people in

the community buying more new and used vehicles. “We feel the tentative agreement is a win-win solution. We had frozen steps this last year and reduces salaries for teachers,” he said. “But with the step increase it’s a great way to recognize the employees who have worked extremely hard. We want to publicly acknowledge their hard work and they should receive compensation increases to what the district can afford.” For next year’s bargaining process, the district and the DTEA are changing things up. Both sides will be practicing interestedbased bargaining, rather than traditional bargaining. Gdowski said by using interestbased bargaining, both sides will focus on particular issue and problems and work together to find a solution. To view the entire 2013-2014 budget, visit

A man walks his dog along the Big Dry Creek in Westminster. The trail is highly popular among residents. Photo by Ashley Reimers

City highlights amenities Parks, recreation in the spotlight By Ashley Reimers

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A couple dances to 1950s music during the debut concert of the Westminster Promenade Summer Concert series on June 12. All summer a variety of concerts will take place in the gazebo at the Westminster Promenade including music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, as well as music from Firefall, a classic soft rock band. Courtesy Photo


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A proclamation was passed declaring July “parks and recreation month” at the June 24 Westminster city council meeting. The city’s participation is part of the nationwide celebration focused on honoring the impacts of parks, recreation and libraries in communities across the United States. For Westminster residents, it’s clear parks and recreation are two very important aspects needed to the quality of life sought while living in Westminster. According to a recent survey conducted by the city, 87 percent of respondents believe that protecting the natural environment, creating a beautiful community, providing green natural spac-

“It’s important for us to keep our trails, open space areas and parks up to par.’ Don Tripp, Parks, recreation and libraries director es, trails and paths as well as providing opportunities to support physical wellness are all very important purposes of parks and recreation. “Parks and recreation are high priorities for people in Westminster, and I think that’s a big reason why people choose to live and raise their family here,” said Don Tripp, Westminster’s parks, recreation, and libraries director. “People are highly interested in the trail system and access to open space.” The survey was conducted by an outside agency and was sent to 3,000 residents in April with an

overall response rate of 22 percent. Tripp said the survey is meant to help the city prioritize for the future to ensure the city is providing what residents need and want in terms of parks, reaction and libraries. “Because residents rated parks and recreation high in the survey, it’s important for us to keep our trails, open space areas and parks up to par,” Tripp said. “For the next seven to 10 years we are really focusing on the properties we already have acquired and Parks continues on Page 19


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Love planted here sprouts in Africa On an unseasonably cold April day three years ago, snow broke from the sky and chilled business for a Castle Rock garage sale. But high school student Hanna Tenerowicz and her friends in the French Honor Society slapped high fives in jubilation. They had raised $150, enough to pay for two Congolese girls to stay in school another year and lessen their risk of being married at 13 or 14 in exchange for money to feed their families. “They were just so excited that we raised enough to sponsor a girl,” said Anne Damanti, Hanna’s French teacher at Castle View High School. But Hanna, 19, a wisp of a young woman who just completed her freshman year at Wellesley College near Boston, wants to do more. Two weeks ago she left for the Democratic Republic of Congo to document the lives of schoolgirls, bring back their hopes and ideas for community transformation, and establish connections to help those dreams come true. “Gender equality makes a difference,” Hanna, whose soft voice conveys conviction with quiet, deep passion, said before leaving. “It’s a domino effect on all kinds of things.” The story of how this came to be — that a girl so shy Anne often couldn’t hear her speak in class has grown into a young woman daring to change lives — converges on a shared connection to the French language and a motivation to help. It is a story of compassion, determination and, quite simply, courage. Because it takes bravery to stretch beyond the familiar, to push cultural boundaries, to try to make a difference in a world so big and complicated we sometimes wonder whether what we do matters. Finally, perhaps most importantly, it is a story of empowerment. And it begins with Sandra Bea, who emigrated to Colorado in 2001 from the French-speaking D.R. Congo to continue her studies in education. A French teacher, she graduated from

Metropolitan State University of Denver and today is dean of students at Global Village Academy, a language immersion school in Denver. The daughter of an engineer of a local mining company in Mbuji-Mayi, the country’s third largest city, Sandra grew up without worries: “I was eating three times a day; I went to school with a car. I grew up really easily. It was not hard like the other girls are facing right now. We never had any conversation about `You are going to get married in two days because we don’t have the money.’” It wasn’t until she was 22 and student teaching in her former high school that she understood the reality. Every two weeks, it seemed, another student would leave. They were, she learned, getting married. “Why?” she asked. “Because, Madam, we are not like you,” they told her. “You can afford it. We cannot afford it.” “That,” Sandra said, “broke my heart.” So, four years ago, she founded the nonprofit Muanjadi Organization, a women’s empowerment project that helps girls complete their high school education and avoid early arranged marriages. “For many parents in the Congo, marrying off their daughters constitutes a source of revenue in a country where people live with less than $1 a day with a GDP per capita of $300,” Sandra writes on the organization’s website. Through fundraising and donations, the organization — whose name means Brave Woman — provides tuition and supplies for girls in seventh through 12th grades at

the same school Sandra attended. Cost for one girl for one year of high school: $75. Cost for one year of college: $350. Anne, originally from Belgium, met Sandra and learned about Muanjadi at a state world language conference three years ago. She brought the idea back to her French Honor Society, which was looking for a community service project. Students learned how most girls eat just one meal a day and how the school has no water or electricity. They compared the cost of one year of high school to what teens here might spend on fancy jeans or a Starbucks coffee habit. “That’s not a lot to have the freedom to actually go to school and try to be something,” Anne said. That, Hanna said, coupled with the specter of forced marriage, “was a pretty powerful thing to learn about.” Last school year, Muanjadi sponsored 100 girls, 11 of them thanks to Castle View. The honor society, which has corresponded with the girls through letters, phone and Skype, also is sponsoring a student in college — one of the girls it began sponsoring in high school three years ago. Other organization sponsors include Kent Denver Academy, Metro State, Colorado State University, a lawyers’ organization and many individuals and families. But Hanna hopes to take the program one step further. Her new project is Portrait of a Brave Woman. Accompanied by Sandra, she has spent the past two weeks interviewing — in French — and filming girls at the school about their lives, but also about their ideas to implement change in their communities. She plans to share the mini-documentaries with artists who will be encouraged to create paintings about a particular girl whose story connects with them. Proceeds from the sale of those paintings will go toward the girls’ personal and community goals, such as becoming a nurse or training midwives to decrease the high infant mortality rate. The objectives are several: to empower

Congolese girls, improve their communities and create meaningful cross-cultural connections with Western artists and buyers. “I hope community improvement brought about by women’s ideas will help to create more positive and respectful attitudes towards women in Mbuji-Mayi,” Hanna, also an artist, said. And “I hope the project empowers the girls themselves by helping them to personally make a difference.” Her dream is unquestionably big. But, Anne said, “There is nothing, anymore, that she can’t do.” Hanna’s visit, Sandra said, is the concrete realization of what dreams and hard work can accomplish. And having someone their age talk to them and share ideas with them is inspirational: “You don’t know me, but you came to give me a chance to become someone.” Which is exactly what Hanna wanted to do after reading “Half the Sky,” a book about the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. “It really changed my outlook on the world,” she said. “I was really interested in doing whatever I could to make a difference.” Hanna returns this week with her videos and interviews and dream. “I’m definitely prepared for this to change my life,” she said before leaving. Without a doubt, it will. But, in a school half a world away, girls are surely changed, too, because a stranger from a different life cared enough to learn about theirs. That’s empowerment. The kind that makes a difference. To learn more about Hanna Tenerowicz and Portrait of a Brave Woman, go to www. For information about the Muanjadi Organization, go to Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcolorado or 303-566-4110.

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By Ashley Reimers

For the past six months Zach Wilson has elp been kicking people’s butts, in a good way. He’s the owner of CrossFit Undeniable, a yi,” new CrossFit gym in Westminster, and his e the goal is to get people out of their comfort by zones and into the best shape of their lives. “I want to help people have a better eroverall quality of life,” he said. “It’s not easy, it’s hard and a lot of work, ny- but it’s so worth it when people are doing things they never thought possible.” CrossFit is a strength and conditioning nard program concentrated on constant, varied, e- functional movements performed at high eas intensity to achieve overall physical fitness. know Wilson, a former marine, got hooked on to the exercise in 2008 after being introduced to it by a friend. During a deployment in Iraq, Wilson’s ind ok tensity to CrossFit grew and he realized he rls wanted to also coach CrossFit. “I realized I had a gift for coaching. I could really relate to all different types of e d in people,” he said. “After that, I decided I wanted to open rmy own gym.” deos CrossFit Undeniable opened in Westminster in January. Since then, Wilson said business has steadily grown. To reach out even further into the comg. hool munity, Wilson is hosting a grand opening ged, event on July 13 at the gym, 7535 W 92nd t life Ave. The event will feature a fitness competition allowing people from the area to test their fitness skills. Wilson said anyone t is welcome to compete. The cost is $25 per wicz person. “People from local gyms or other Crossww. on Fit gyms can come out and try,” he said. “The winner has bragging rights for beo ing the most fit in the area. And after the competition there will be a barbecue and ple, raffle.” The competition is also an opportunity rs for people to come and check out CrossFit in action. Wilson said this type of exercise in not

Crossfit Undeniable owner Zach Wilson demonstrates how to flip over a large tire in his new crossfit gym in Westminster. On July 13 he is hosting a grand opening event featuring a fitness competition. Photo by Ashley Reimers the typical gym work out, it’s varies every day and challenges a person in ways the elliptical can’t. “When you show up at my CrossFit gym, you don’t have to think, the work out, it’s right there for you on the board telling you exactly what to do,” he said. “It never gets old. All you have to do is work your butt off, and you will see results.

It throws people out of their element, but it’s worth it.” Joel Maxfield is a coach and member of CrossFit Undeniable. He’s been doing CrossFit for seven months and is already addicted. He said his life’s never been the same since taking up the intense work out. “I can do things I have never been able to

do like pull-ups or climbing a rope. Things I never thought were possible, but can do easily now” he said. “I’m extremely passionate about CrossFit. I’ve never been in this kind of shape or felt this good at 30 years old.” For more information on the gym or to compete in the fitness competition visit,

SO MUCH INSIDE THE WINDOW THIS WEEK Schools: Standley Lake High School sees maintenance improvements. Page 8

OPINION: Columnist Michael Alcorn laments information overload. Page 6

Books: The life of Nelson Mandela. Page 20


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Master planning for former mall begins Westminster Mall imagined as new urban center Submitted by the City of Westminster The City of Westminster is moving ahead with a master plan for its new downtown on the site of the former Westminster Mall. The city will work with internationally recognized urban planning firm Torti Gallas and Partners to create a blueprint that will guide future development of the 105acre site, located at U.S. 36 and Sheridan Boulevard. Active negotiations are also under way with a variety of developers that can bring their specific expertise to the overall project, including residential, office and retail sectors, all with an urban flair. Working with different developers while still being guided by a master plan will help the city achieve its vision for a vibrant, mixed-use, high-density community with all the elements of a true downtown. “The truth is, we own this vision,” said Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally. “This council and this community are committed to having the right development and the right developers. We control the site, and we’re going to make sure this new downtown lives up to our vision.” Over the next several months city plan-

The City of Westminster is moving ahead with a master plan for its new downtown on the site of the former Westminster Mall. Currently the former Westminster mall site is vacant other than a few businesses. Photo by Ashley Reimers ners will be working with Torti Gallas to create a master plan that will provide a framework and vision for the new downtown over the next 20-30 years. Key components of the plan include allowed land uses, public parks and plazas, multi-modal transit, focus on urban densities, development flexibility, and taking advantage of the fabulous views the site has of the Front Range. Public participation is welcome

throughout the planning process and open house meetings will be set in this summer to evaluate draft proposals for the plan. More information on the master planning process, including details on opportunities for the public to participate, will be coming in the next few months. The city is taking on the master planning process rather than working with an overall master developer for the site. “We’ve had serious and productive talks

with national developers over the past few years, to see if there was a master developer we could bring on board to help us achieve our unique vision,” said City Manager Brent McFall. “We think that creating our own master plan for the site, and then working with different developers from various sectors, is the better path forward.” Achieving the ambitious vision of a new development with the personality of a downtown that has evolved over time is a challenging task that requires patience and commitment, added McFall. “Because we control the site we have been able to be patient throughout this process,” he explained. “We’ve been able to work through the worst recession in several generations and now we’re ready to move ahead aggressively.” Along with improving market conditions, McFall said the site’s strong demographics continue to gain interest from developers. “The great fundamentals of the site — its size, its access to transportation, the sweeping views of the Front Range, the household income in the area — continue to generate interest from the development community,” said McFall. “With the improving economy, we’re seeing greater interest in what we think is one of the prime opportunities not just in Colorado but in the country.” Complete details on the project vision and ongoing developments at the site can be found at

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opinions / yours and ours

Not only a time to vote, consider serving OK, it sounds hokey, but we believe it. The city council and school board elections coming up this fall — always on the uneven years — feature democracy at its best. These nonpartisan races basically involve folks who want to make a difference, and the fact that most of these positions involve little or no compensation is evidence enough. We admire the people in this group of roughly 1,500 elected officials in Colorado because public service is one of the highest callings. And as this annual event shapes up, we like to see candidates in all races. Uncontested races simply don’t provide the choices voters should have or the valuable discourse that comes from competition. We encourage citizens who observe vacant races in their districts and cities

our view to take a look in the mirror, think about stepping up, or think about asking someone else to step up. Some of the best elected officials are the ones who were recognized by others for their skills, energy and insights and then urged to run. When three or four people think a neighbor has a lot to offer, it’s time to make a phone call or knock on a door. Be bold. For those who run, we have a few friendly reminders. The odd years are the nonpartisan years. By state law, city council, school board and special

question of the week

Will Broncos win the Super Bowl? The Denver Broncos suffered an unexpected early playoff exit by a Baltimore Ravens team last season. With the start of training camp just weeks away, we asked readers if the loss and off-season moves will catapult them to a Super Bowl championship, similar to the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

Yes, this is the Broncos’ year. They needed to go through that kind of heartbreak to set them up for this season and next. They might win the next two Super Bowls! Brock Wisne

Yes, I think we are on the verge of winning a Super Bowl. Sometimes a team has to go through some adversity before it makes it to the mountain top. Gerald Wisne

Health will be a big issue. The Broncos were very lucky to have stayed so healthy last season. If the core can stay healthy, there is not a team that can stop these Broncos. Marcus Duncan

It’s tough to say. They have the team around Peyton Manning, but we know firsthand (as Broncos fans) it is hard to get over the hump and win a Super Bowl. I am cautiously optimistic. Michael Denardo

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districts are nonpartisan. Although it is handy to team with their parties, we urge candidates to honor the nonpartisan framework, and we urge voters to assess candidates by looking at their character, skills and drive — not party affiliation. The late statesman Ted Strickland of Adams County once told us that the most important asset of an elected official is an open mind. To that point we do like candidates who work hard to keep learning and stay close to the pulse of a community — continually checking in with constituents and not making assumptions. And to the voters, remember to look for balance, look at your boards and council and think about what is missing. What is needed — an attorney, an engineer, a shop owner? And — not to discriminate but to diversify — if all the

members of the board have the same first digit in their ages, maybe older or younger representatives would improve the representative mix. Sam Mamet, longtime executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, which interacts with 60-70 cities around the state, often emphasizes how rewarding public service is and tells those who serve that they will look back and feel good about at least one thing they had a hand in — perhaps nobody will remember what you did, but “you’ll know” he says. And of course the act of simply contributing — recognized or not — is reward for the soul. For the most part, candidates in school board and city council races simply want to do something to better their communities. That’s good stuff. Be part of it one way or the other.

New tech engulfs thread C of cultural continuity Let’s play a little game: I’m going to quote a famous line, and you’re going to try to remember what it was from. Ready? “Luke, I am your father.” Okay, that’s an easy one. How about: “Fly, my pretties, Fly!!” Getting a little harder, huh? Okay, let’s try this one on for size: “With malice toward none, with charity for all ... “ Still with me? Actually, I’m guessing there’s an interesting split of readers here: everybody over the age of about 55 probably knew the answer to all three; people between 30 and 55 probably knew the first two; and, likely, anyone under 30 has very little idea where the last two come from. Of course, the first one was easy: “Star Wars,” or, to be more accurate, “The Empire Strikes Back.” The second one, familiar to many, is from “The Wizard of Oz.” Weirdly, I don’t think my own children have ever seen that movie, though I reference it here. Growing up, we watched it once a year — it was like an event in our house the night it came on. But I haven’t seen it on television in forever, and I know I’ve never rented it for my children to watch. I was thinking about this the other day in the context of cultural continuity. There are many things that are second nature, part of the shared wisdom, of my generation and older that are not getting passed down to our children. As trivial as “Fly my pretties” is by itself, it is symptomatic of a growing chasm between generations. While there’s always been, and will always be, differences between generations, I think the separation between the generations of rotary phoneusers and of tweeters is wider than it’s ever been, which makes it difficult to maintain and pass on what holds us together. And, while “Oz” probably doesn’t matter, the last quote matters very much. Last week I spent all of my Facebook time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday posting narrative of the Battle of Gettysburg, in honor of the

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Pursuing happiness, out my back door During last week’s festivities to celebrate our nation’s independence, I spent some time reflecting on our unalienable rights — granted by our Constitution — to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Life and liberty were pretty easy to define. But what about happiness? Is it found through family, career, service, travel, lifelong learning? Is my concept of happiness different than yours? How, and where, do I pursue my happiness? So I decided to look for what makes me happy. In the process, I discovered that my own pursuit of happiness starts right here, right outside my back door, actually. Here are few of may favorites: 1) Visiting Clear Creek where it crosses Kipling Street. In addition to the happy mallards usually cooling off in the little pond on the east side of Kipling, I recently saw a heron standing stately and elegant in the reeds, a glimpse of the magical in an

ordinary setting. 2) Riding the Ralston Creek Trail. On my bike, I glide from shaded stream banks and wooden bridges to residential neighborhoods along West Woods Golf Club to stretches of wildlife habitat out to the reservoir. (Up at the top, I also enjoy the sun with the occasional snake or lizard.) From where I live, I can ride a 16-mile picturesque round trip up and over the reservoir. 3) Enjoying any patio, anywhere. A view of the mountains, a view of the city, a view of my neighbor’s cookout … I can pursue

happiness on a patio and simply bask in the sun, the shade, the sheer delight of something cool to drink and someplace cool to hang out. 4) Taking in Red Rocks, again. Just named the best outdoor music venue in the U.S. by Rolling Stone magazine, Red Rocks is more than an unbeatable place to attend a concert. On my recent visit to the amphitheater — in addition to the familiar-but-always-breathtaking scenic beauty — the sight of dozens (maybe hundreds) of early-morning zealots running the stairs, doing push-ups down the seats, or jumping squats up the seats was as dizzying to me as the view. 5) Looking out from Lookout Mountain. Or looking down from Lookout Mountain. It’s always exhilarating, especially if I’ve just slogged my way up through Chimney Gulch. (I think I’ll hitch a ride with my bike to the top next time and just enjoy the mountain biking downhill.) My most recent car trip up Lookout

Mountain was with a young friend from the Czech Republic who had never been there. It was exceptionally fun to see her surprise and wonder as we wound around to the top. We stopped a couple of times for photos of the city to the east and the mountains to the west. On our way down, as we slowed for a turn, we saw the doe. And she saw us. A road cyclist and another car stopped. In this quiet stretch of time, even in this urban-accessible place, there was a subtle communion. Our Constitution guarantees our right to pursue that which makes us happy, and this particular moment will always remain a piece of my own personal pursuit of happiness. Andrea Doray is a writer who loves Colorado, and likes to share it. She sends her thoughts and wishes to those affected by the wildfires in our state, and elsewhere. Contact her at

Cousins offer joys in family relationships When I was growing up we had some “town” cousins who spent lots of time on the farm with us. Noreen and Bob would stay overnight a lot and we had so much fun together. Although we’re now old we still try to get together. Sadly, it’s mostly at funerals that now compel us to renew our cousin relationships.

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A few months ago the phone rang and it was a cousin “once removed” whom we hadn’t connected with for several years. Katie from Santa Barbara said she’s on her way to New York but could she stop over in Colorado for two days? Of course we were thrilled, and we made plans for a big barbecue on the Fourth of July with all the families who could come. Katie was pleased that so many could make it.

First Met

We met Katie when she came to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado.

Because she was about the same age as our five children, she spent a lot of free time with us. But eventually she left to go back home. We missed her but as often happens we went on with our lives and the communication lessened. Years went by, except for a few Christmas cards.

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We had a lot of catching up to do but it seemed like only yesterday that we were together. She wanted to know more about her grandfather’s side of the family. Her grand-

Judge allows defensive adolescent brain expert By Ashley Reimers The judge in the Austin Sigg case granted a motion to allow an expert in childhood brain development to testify in court, during Wednesday’s motions hearing Sigg is the teenager accused of murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster. The motion was filed by the defense team and will only allow an expert to discuss information relating to adolescent brain development during the trial, with no discussion related to Sigg’s personal brain de-

velopment as a child. During the hearing, Jefferson County District Court Judge Stephen Munsinger told the defense team although he has granted the motion, the report made by the expert on Sigg childhood brain development must relate to the case. “The expert may only give his or her opinion and is there to educate the jury about brain development,” Munsinger said. “The report needs to relate to some piece of evidence and it must relate to the case.”

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Munsinger told the defense team they must disclose the name of the expert by July 17 and the expert’s report by Aug. 5. Leading up to the trial, which is set for early September, there will be many other motions hearings with the next two scheduled for July 18 and 19. Sigg is accused of kidnapping and killing Ridgeway in early October 2012. He is also accused of attempting to abduct a woman jogging around Ketner Lake in May 2012. If convicted, Sigg faces life in prison with a possibility of parole after 40 years. He faces 17 charges, including murder and sexual assault.

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father was my “Uncle Brose”. I showed her the autobiography my dad had written and she gleaned a ton of information from it. She had some information already passed down – some was correct, some wasn’t. Yes, our great grandparents came from Detroit to Minnesota. No, the last baby did not weigh 18 pounds Uncle Brose, the last of 18 children born of the union, did weight 14 pounds at birth and Grandmother Beste died at age 43 after birthing all those children. Katie spent a lot of time reading about this large Beste clan and wanting to know more.

Too Fast

Of course the couple of days we spent together went by too fast and through tears

we said goodbye and she vowed to bring her mother next time. Her mother, Mary, is my first cousin, daughter of Uncle Brose and Auntie Celeste. It was just amazing to learn how alike our families are and how precious cousins are. We will never let so many years slip away between visits again. We’ll keep the cousins in our thoughts prayers and actions as we live out the rest of our days. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned. Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.


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Contruction improvements happening at high school By Ashley Reimers Standley Lake High School is in the process of some maintenance improvements this summer. The improvements include: ADA site access to the ball fields, elevator assessment and improvements, paving and concrete replacement, backflow and sprinkler drain improvements, HVAC upgrades, general renovation of the bleachers, electrical outlets and the public access system and repairs to the tennis courts. “The improvements will help ensure a safe learning and working environment for the school, department personnel and the general public, “said project director Mike Moonan. “The improvements address basic infrastructure that is in need of replacement. “ In 2012, Jeffco Public School voters approved a $99 million bond package for facilities. According to the Jeffco website, the majority of the projects for the entire district in

the bond program is expected to be complete by 2015, with only five expected for completion in 2016. Moonan said the Standley Lake projects and improvements will be completed by the end of the summer. But until then, residents living near the school can expect some inconvenient construction, he added. “Normal access to the school will be restricted to insure the public’s safety, but barricades and construction signage should be clearly posted to help keep everyone safe,” he said. “There will more than likely be some additional noise and dust during the day.” The district is using water trucks to help keep the dust down, but is asking residents for their patience during the construction period.

Improvements are being done this summer to Standley Lake High School in Westminster. The projects are being funded by the bond program approved by voters in 2012. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Westminster neWs in a hurry Community trash and recycling efforts

Westminster licenses trash collectors to provide service in the community. Residents and businesses contract directly with the collector for service. In 2012, Westminster City Council revised the trash collection requirements ensuring that all residential, business and multifamily units in Westminster are offered recycling by licensed collectors. Most collectors charge a separate rate for recycling. This rate is typically between $0.10 and $0.15 per day or $3 to $4 additional per month. The city also provides recycling drop-off locations. There are more than 10 different licensed trash collectors in Westminster, contact each one and see who has the most competitive price for you. For more information, visit www.

City releases the annual Water Quality Report

Westminster is pleased to announce the completion of another year of successfully delivering high-quality treated water to the citizens of Westminster without any violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. Each year, thousands of water samples are collected and analyzed to ensure the water treatment processes are operating effectively and efficiently. The city summarizes the quality of the drinking water for the previous year in the Water Quality Report. The 2013 report details the results of water testing performed in 2012 and provides additional information about our distribution system, source water protec-


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City offers passport services

Westminster provides passport services for new passport applications for adults and new passport applications or renewals for children from 7-11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. Appointments are recommended by calling 303-658-2337. Passport applications are available at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Complete details on passport requirements, appointment times and fees are available on the city’s website, www. or by calling the passport hotline at 303-706-3404.

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Water World in Federal Heights is one of 20 nominees in the Best American Water Parks category of’s prestigious weekly contest, which runs throughout the year. Readers and users will have four weeks in which to vote for the Best American Water Parks, and the winner will be revealed on on July 31. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day, during this category’s four-week period. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest is available at

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Lauren Hussey, of Westminster, earned a master of medical science degree in May from Saint Francis University. Ryan Christiansen, of Westminster, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. Dalton Madsen, of Westminster, was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Trine University. Madsen is a senior majoring in chemistry. Emma Aschenbrenner, of Westminster, was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at William Woods University. Kurtis Owen Baker, of Westminster, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Coker College. Hussain Alkharaiji, Whitney Certain, Connor Clay and Jaime Smith, of Westminster, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s honor roll at the University of Northern Colorado. Eva Fontaine, Erin Baer, Tiffany Maple, Catherine Moyer, Christina Paulson and Tania Silver, of Westminster, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list of distinction at the University of Northern Colorado. Elizabeth Doran, of

Broomfield, earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. Natalie Kristine Foulk and Kristen May McKibben, of Broomfield, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Iowa State University. Foulk is studying apparel merchandising, design and production. McKibben is studying biochemistry. Tegan Anderson, Shanna Quinn and Kristine Smith, of Broomfield, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s honor roll at the University of Northern Colorado. Danielle Birdsall, Paige Blasco, Steven Buchanan, Catherine Choy and Lindsay Pohl, of Broomfield, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list of distinction at the University of Northern Colorado. Susan Panza, of Federal Heights, was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list of distinction at the University of Northern Colorado.

In the Military

Air Force Airman 1st Class Damian J. Quintana graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Quintana completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training

in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Maria and Damian Quintana, of Arvada, and is a 2010 graduate of Pinnacle Charter School, Federal Heights. Navy Ensign Ryan S. Paulson, son of Terry J. and Michael J. Paulson, of Broomfield, recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank. Paulson successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Paulson completed a four-year, total-immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps, is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills. Paulson is a 2009 graduate of Legacy High School of Broomfield.

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Visitors to South Table Mountain Park will see activity beyond hiking, biking and horseback riding this year. Jeffco Open Space is building three new miles of trail in 2013 on the western part of the mesa. Staff will upgrade service roads to include in the trail system and accommodate utility-company vehicles. Trail building equipment will be transported onto park property on the mesa top via Quaker Street. Visitors can assist this process by using designated trails to prevent erosion, protect wildlife habitat and sustain vegetation. More information and a map of park plan are posted on the South Table Mountain Park page of jeffco. us/parks. Park users can stay informed of the latest park developments by signing up on South Table Mountain Park contact list by sending an email message to stm@jeffco. us.

RTD light rail closure on July 13

The RTD Light Rail system into downtown Denver will be temporarily closed Saturday, July 13. Shuttle buses will help transport customers from station to station during the closure. The closure will help RTD carry out maintenance and repair work near the Auraria West Station. As a result, the C, E and W Lines from Auraria West into Union Station will be closed to light rail traffic from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. that day. Affected stations will include Denver Union Station, Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens, Sports Authority Field, and Auraria West. During the closure, the W Line eastbound service will end at the Decatur/ Federal Station. For more information, and shuttle bus information, visit RTD’s website at

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Berry Patch Farms co-owner Gregorio Torres and owners Claudia and Tim Ferrell pause from their normally very busy day for a quick smile and photo. Claudia and Tim opened the farm in 1998 and since then has been selling organic fruits and vegetables to the public. Photos by Ashley Reimers

A berry good pick Adams County farm serves up local produce, education By Ashley Reimers

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ot one day is the same for Tim Ferrell, owner of Berry Patch Farms in Brighton. He wakes up to a new challenge every day, which for him is the reason he’s been growing and raising fruit and vegetables since the 1980s. “The best part about my job is the fact that it’s never boring,” he said. “There’s always some kind of challenge to face, which is good.” Tim and his wife Claudia started their life in farming with a small plot of land. Then years later they expanded to their current 40-acre Berry Patch Farms in 1998. The couple now grows and sells a large variety of fruits and vegetables, with strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, watermelons, tomatoes and lettuce at the top of the list for most people. Tim says Claudia does a great job selecting items that will sell the easiest. “When we first started we were using only half of the property. But now we use every space of the property and could easily do more,” Tim said. “Claudia really knows how to select the best fruits and vegetables that can do well in the climate and produce well.” Berry Patch Farms isn’t just a place where people can shop for certified organic fruits and veggies, it’s also has an education element. Tim hosts school field trips and summer camp field trips teaching youngsters the importance of agriculture. He said many times the children who come out have never been on a farm before. “This kind of field trip is different than a going to the museum,” he said. “The children get to learn about agriculture and also see some chickens, which for some kids, this is also the first time they’ve ever seen a chicken.” Preserving farm land and agriculture has always been important to Tim and Claudia.

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One of the special items at Berry Patch Farms in Brighton is the tart cherries used in cherry pies. Soon after they bought the farm property, the couple converted their property into a conservation easement with Adams County, meaning their land will never be eligible for development. Tim said the decision to give up any developmental rights was exactly what he what he wanted to do. And now he’s hoping other farmers in the area do the same thing. “I serve on the Agriculture Land Preservation Sub-Committee for the city of Brighton, and we are working to make the area up here an agriculture entertainment area where individuals can come up and visit. And we are also working to preserve farm land,” he said. “We need the farm land to be protected, and we think the future for this area could really be something exciting.” Berry Patch Farms is now open to the public for the full season. The farm market is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit or call 303-659-5050. The farm is located at 13785 Potomac St. in Brighton.

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ne of today’s real estate trends is appropriately named “rightsizing.” This happens when an existing home owner wants to rightsize their housing needs in terms of space, upkeep and mortgage costs. Typically, Empty Nesters or buyers in retirement are looking to rightsize, but this trend applies to anyone looking to buy their next home.One of the ways current students or even recent graduates can make themselves more attractive to prospective employers is to find the right internship. Internships are not always easy to get, and many of them don’t pay. But students who find the right internship often look back and recognize that their internship was their first step toward a rewarding career, and a step that provided valuable insight into their chosen field. To find the right internship, consider the following tips. Whether you are interested in living in a traditional neighborhood or a master-planned community full of amenities, with these simple steps you will be able to find the rightsized home to fit your needs. SPACE For the first time in many years, smaller homes have become much more dominant in the marketplace. For many, the right fitting home is smaller than ever before. The assump-

tion is that only Empty Nesters or retired adults would welcome less space, but today’s families are discovering the appeal of smaller homes. Less space means less to maintain inside and out, providing more time to enjoy the home and less time cleaning. Smaller homes also can help to rightsize costs, from the energy bill to the mortgage, which is always an attractive feature. Looking at the bigger picture, a smaller home carries a reduced carbon footprint and adds to the environmental appeal of such a decision. UPKEEP For some, the most important home amenity is maintenance or the lack thereof. A home within a masterplanned community, for example, appeals to those who have reached a point in their lives where they want to spend less time taking care of a home and more time enjoying their home. Generally designed to provide lowmaintenance properties, these communities allow for a lock-and-leave lifestyle, meaning if the homeowner wants to leave for a long weekend or an extended holiday, they simply lock their home and leave without needing to arrange to have the grass cut and watered, or snow shoveled from the sidewalk. Even if they aren’t traveling, these homeowners can also enjoy

being at home and not having those tasks on their to-do list, ever thanks to the maintenance provided by the Home Owner’s Association (HOA). COST When looking for a home, cost is oftentimes the leading factor in any search. Cost varies greatly depending on the age and size of a home, the surrounding community and a number of other factors that figure into the value of a home. When looking for your next home, make sure to consider what matters most to you – style of home, amenities, walkability, etc. – knowing the rightsize cost will affect which elements are possible. One way to rightsize your cost, yet still afford many of the community features you want, is to look in a neighborhood or master-planned community that offers multiple housing types. When a mixture of housing types is available – single-family, patio home or other style – it is much more reasonable to expect to find the rightsized mortgage to fit your financial needs. And, when you bring together home styles that appeal to everyone from young professionals and growing families, to Empty Nesters and active adults, a vibrant community is the result. As you head out to find your next home, don’t think of it as fitting in

with the Jones’, but rightsizing with your needs. After all, the Jones’ won’t be living there, so you shouldn’t buy a home with their needs in mind. ■

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‘Curtains’ seeks whodunnit Arvada Center musical brings variety to stage

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murder mystery. A hardened detective. A musical. A broadway cast. A modern fairy tale. “Curtains,” the Arvada Center’s summer musical, has a bit of everything for everybody. The show — with music and lyrics from John Kander and Fed Ebb (“Cabaret” and “Chicago”) — will play at the center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., until July 28. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. “There’s all these great different genres in the show — westerns, ‘60s musicals, romances — that we get to IF YOU GO bring out,” said director Gavin Mayer. WHAT: “Curtains” “It gives a really interesting perspective on all these different genres.” WHERE: Arvada Center The story of “Curtains” takes place 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., in 1959 at an old colonial theater in Arvada Boston, where it’s opening night for the broadway-bound cast of “Robin’ WHEN: Through July 28 Hood of the Old West.” Tuesday - Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately the star of the show has been murdered, and it’s up to Wednesday - 1 p.m. Lieutenant Frank Cioffi to suss out the Saturday - Sunday - 2 p.m. perpetrator of the crime. Cioffi — who himself is a fan of COST: $36 - $76 the theater — has no shortage of susINFORMATION: 720-898pects from the company — there’s the 7200 or www.arvadacenter. sharp-tongued producer, a recently org divorced songwriting team, a pompous British director, or the sweet understudy. While Mayer said the “whodunnit” aspect of the play is the story’s driving force, there’s a lot of fun to be had in looking at its different elements. He said he wanted the “Robin Hood” show within the show to feel real, and so he and the creative team at the center researched how musicals were produced in the late ’50s and early ’60s. “The goal for us was to create to real shows in one — ‘Curtains’ and ‘Robin Hood,’” Mayer said. “We want people to get just as lost in the plot of ‘Robin Hood’ as anything else.”

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“Curtains” is a sort of homecoming for one of the stars, Erica Sweany, who plays Niki Harris, the understudy of the dead actress. Sweany is an Arvada native, who went to Pomona High School, where Mayer was her drama teacher. She currently lives and works in New York City, but she’s back home for the summer while staring in “Curtains.”

Who wants to be a millionaire? Now, you can be, as the syndicated game show will audition Denverites on July 12, at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” auditions will include a timed multiple choice test and, for those people who pass, an interview with one of the show’s producers. Auditioners will be seen on a firstcome, first-served basis and producers will audition as many people as they can. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. resident and meet all eligibility requirements. Rules and times can be found on “Millionaire’s” website at www. A new season of “Millionaire” will debut at 2 p.m. Sept. 2, on KMGH-Channel 7 with new host Cedric the Entertainer.

Jim Poulos Investigator Lt. Frank Cioffi (Jim Poulos) searches for a murderer amongst a Broadway cast that includes understudy Niki Harris (Erica Sweany) in the Arvada Center’s production of “Curtains.” Top, Georgia Hendricks (Lauren Shealy) and Aaron Fox (Jeffrey Roark) are two of the suspects in a Broadway murder mystery in “Curtains” at the Arvada Center. Courtesy Photos “My agent got me any audition, and I was so excited when I heard that Gavin was the director of the show,” she said. “It’s great to be back here in Colorado — it’s really easy and comfortable place to be.” She also said she remembers seeing productions at the Arvada Center and going to summer theater camps that the center hosted as well, so it’s been a thrill to be back. Sweany said she has had a great time getting lost in all the different genres in the play, and while it might not be a particularly well-known work, it’s a kind of hidden gem. “The play really works well here — it’s charming, funny and has a lot of heart,” she said. “There is a lot to see, and a lot to fall in love with.”

Colorado AvidGolfer is celebrating a 100th milestone. Not that the local magazine is becoming a centenarian — it still has a few years to go before hitting that drive — rather CAG is publishing its 100th issue with the July edition, on newsstands and online ( this week. Editor Jon Rizzi realized a couple of months ago that the magazine was approaching its 100th edition. “It’s been a really great run so far,” he said. To celebrate CAG No. 100, the pages pay homage to past covers along with its current cover guy Billy Casper, whose company recently took over management of The Golf Club at Ravenna in Douglas County’s Waterton Canyon area. Other big names whose mugs have graced the coveted CAG cover include: Todd Helton (first cover), John Elway (twice), Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jill McGill, Amelia Earhart (last month), Amy Van Dyken, John Lynch, Terrell Davis, Don Cheadle, Kevin Costner, David Duval, Tom Weiskopf and on and on. But Rizzi doesn’t let the fairway grass grow under his feet. He’s set his sights on Broncos QB Peyton Manning for a future cover. “He’s only been here for a year, so we’re still working on that,” Rizzi said. After celebrating the biggest issue ever in 2006 just before The International held its last tournament at Castle Pines, CAG, along with the rest of the country, figuratively boarded up the windows to brace against the recession’s storm. “We weathered the recession, which hit the golf business and publishing business very hard,” Rizzi said. “We kept our hand firmly on the tiller and navigated the waters. We pulled back from nine issues to eight issues a year, which made us a stronger publication.” Rizzi, employee No. 1, was supported by co-captain and publisher Allen Walters, employee No. 2 in the company majority owned by The Baker brothers — Dick, Don and Ray. Parker continues on Page 18


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THURSDAY/JULY 11 THEATER SHOW The Buntport Theatre Company presents “Yes-

terado,” a show about the early beginnings of our colorful state, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Great for early elementary students and up. Call 303-450-8800.

THURSDAY/JULY 11 DOGS WELCOME Bring your pups for games, treats and fun at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. All dogs must have vaccinations and be on a leash. RSVP at 303-450-8801 or the senior center. For people ages 55 and over. FRIDAY/JULY 12 ZIP LINE Youth entering fifth through ninth grades this fall can go on a trip every Friday all summer as part of Friday Fun Days. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, go on a zip line tour near Conifer. Pack a sack lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Register by July 10. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. FRIDAY/JULY 12, AUG. 9 CONCERT SERIES Concerts in the backyard concert series are

from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Anythink Foundation and future Nature Explore classrooms at Anythink libraries. The schedule is Chimney Choir on July 12, and Blue Canyon Boys on Aug. 9.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/JULY 12-13 REUNION/CLASS OF ’73 Highland High School reunion for the class of 1973 and friends is July 12-13. All classmates from classes 1970 to 1979 are welcome. From 6 p.m. until closing on Friday, July 12, the reunion will be at Rodzillas Roadhouse, 10210 N. Washington, Thornton. On Saturday, July 13, the party will last from 2 p.m. to midnight and features games, food and the Rock

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What does Rizzi hope to accomplish for the magazine’s next 100 issues? “Surviving is a good thing,” he said. “We want to continue to come up with some new ideas and new ways of covering the Colorado golf scene. We always want to be the ultimate resource for golf in Colorado.”

Bubbles and bites for charity

The American Wine Society Denver Chapter invites you to celebrate summer wines with bubbles and bites, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at The Washington Park Boathouse (Exposition Avenue between Downing and Franklin). The effervescent event benefits Sense of Security, an organization that helps to ensure that breast cancer patients receive the financial assistance they need while undergoing treatment. Your participation in this event helps to add to patients’ quality of life during this difficult time (check it out at Sense of Security is my pet charity, and I’ve been fortunate to help raise thousands of dollars for this worthy nonprofit for several years. The Boathouse overlooks the south shore of Smith Lake in the northern half of Washington Park, and is close to Exposition and Downing. Parking is available along the perimeter of the park or there is limited parking within the park using the following entrances: Marion and Virginia (north side), Exposition and Downing (west side), Kentucky and Franklin (east side) or Mississippi and Franklin (south

Island Band (from 7-10 p.m. ) on 10 acres just north of Thornton. For information, send an email to highlandhighreunion@gmail. com or call 303-900-2873 (voice mail only; leave a message).

SATURDAY/JULY 13 STUDIO OPENING Thick N Thin, a plus-size fitness studio,

celebrates its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at 1004 Depot Hill Road, Unit 1A, Broomfield. The studio is geared to plus-size people, and includes a clothing store with big and tall sizes for men. The opening with feature 20-minute demo classes throughout the day (see website for complete list), drawing for two winners to join us on a weight loss journey and 10 minute chair massages. Winners will receive free classes for the duration of their weight loss. Visit or call 303-469-2694.

SATURDAY/JULY 13 BABYSITTING CLASS First-time babysitters ages 11-13 are invited to a babysitting class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Skills covered include CPR, first aid, safety, feeding, discipline, diapering and bathing. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register. SATURDAY/JULY 13 SAFETY CLASS Kids ages 8-11 are invited to a walking to school class that will prepare them to walk to and from school safely without direct parental supervision. The class is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www. to register. SATURDAY/JULY 13 LAKE CLEANUP Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites the public to “Lend a Hand to Your Lakes and Lands” from 8 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton. Coinciding with Lake Appreciation Month, this volunteer event will engage crews to remove invasive and noxious weeds at the park, as well as at surrounding open space and State Land Board properties. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon, and goodie bags and prizes will be given out. Free recreational

side). To order tickets, go to 6%3E%2B%26L2%40%5B%5F. Another event benefitting Sense of Security: The Bra Project for Breast Cancer has kicked off at Coquette Boutique in Cherry Creek North. Local survivors have created amazing works of bra art, which are available to the public during the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Bidding is now open! Photos can be found on Coquette’s Facebook page (www. Stop by or call 303355-7770 to place your bid. Artists include Keri Christiansen, Anne Fanganello, Sue Miller and Joby Koren, among others. All proceeds benefit Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation and Sense of Security. Bidding ends at the wrap-up event at 6 p.m. on July 12, at Coquette, 3003 E. 3rd Ave.

Blues & BBQ accepts challenge

The Duke Street Kings’ 16th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Block Party — set for July 14 in Olde Town Arvada — has accepted the challenge to raise more than $25,000 as the Silver Sponsor of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project that benefits Habitat for Humanity. In addition to donating the money raised during the Blues & BBQ music festival, the Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Foundation will provide volunteers to help the former president build housing in Denver for those who are less fortunate. The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. and an all-day pass is just $10. Music will be performed on three stages and you can dine and drink on Colorado’s best barbecue and beer that includes 70 street vendors.

activities and information booths will be open at the boat ramp between noon and 3 p.m., including face painting, canoe lessons, archery range, boat rides, jumping castle, climbing wall and free boat safely T-shirts for kids. Talon, the red-tailed hawk and boating safety mascot for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Brighton Fire Department will be on hand for the fun too. Volunteers are asked to make a reservation at 303-659-6005. Attendees should dress for yard work, including sun hats, tough garden gloves, long pants and long-sleeved shirts (if preferred) and bring water and sunscreen. Transportation will be provided to and from weed-pulling sites. Visit

David Griffin, who is presented through the highly acclaimed Sandra Phillips Art Gallery in Denver, is exhibiting his paintings, and Bob Pellegrino, an excellent guitarist and vocalist, will be entertaining. Refreshments will be served at this free event.



ART WALK The Historic Westminster Art District hosts the next Second Saturday Art Walk from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Galleries and businesses will be open between 72nd and 73rd Avenue between Lowell and Bradburn. Call 303-426-4114 or find us on Facebook.

BLOCK PARTY Eighteen of Colorado’s best blues and rock acts will play eight hours of non-stop music on three stages at the 16th annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing block party from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 7307 Grandview Ave. in Olde Town Arvada. The goal is to raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Visit to purchase an all-day pass or for information.

SATURDAY/JULY 13, THROUGH JULY 31 ART SHOW Art Gallery 3698 presents “What Freedom Looks Like” art show, through July 31. A reception is planned from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13. In conjunction, there will be Art Rock Painting offered to the public as part of a community service project. Art Gallery 3698 is at 3698 West 72nd Ave. in the Historic Westminster Art District. Call 303-487-1981. 

SUNDAY/JULY 14 SPECIAL ADVENTURE Spectra Autism Center and Westminster Fire Department are partnering to introduce “Heroes,” an adventure for all individuals with special needs and their families. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 3850 Elk Drive, Westminster.

MONDAY/JULY 15 BODY-MIND YOGA Gentle body-mind yoga specifically for beginners and folks managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Email



STREET FESTIVAL Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit

UFO ABDUCTIONS The possible existence of extraterrestrial life will be examined at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. This Lifetree event features a filmed interview with Stan Romanek, who has reported more than 100 extraterrestrial encounters. The Lifetree film explores his personal stories of alien abduction. Romanek authored Messages: The World’s Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Stories. His video of an alien-looking figure peeking in his window has attracted the attention of UFO enthusiasts as well as skeptics. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

SUNDAY/JULY 14 ART OPENING Thornton’s art and culture division presents two north metro area artists at an opening from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Oz Gallery, 9209 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton.

The past 15 years the festival has donated more than $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. The Blues and BBQ for Better Housing Block Party is the Denver Habitat’s longest-running fundraiser. For more information, visit www.

Paladins return

After a nearly 10-year hiatus, legendary rockabilly and Western swing legends the Paladins have reunited to perform in Denver again on July 12, at Denver’s storied “Ninth Avenue West,” now named La Rumba. Sure to be a live-music and dancing highlight of the year for many fans, the all-original lineup will feature founding members Dave Gonzales and Thomas Yearsley. Tickets can be purchased in advance through, or at the door. Admission is 21 and over only, and doors open at 9 p.m. The Paladins, from San Diego, were founded in the early 1980s by guitarist Dave Gonzalez and his high school friend and double bass player, Thomas Yearsley. They have recorded nine studio and three live albums, and along the way built a reputation as one of America’s hardestworking live bands.

Dish, Southwest Airlines team up

Now, thanks to Dish Network and Southwest Airlines, TV flies free. Douglas County-based Dish is sponsoring free TV for all customers on eligible Southwest flights. The service offers 10 channels of live television and 75 on-demand programs

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Morrison welcomes back beer fest

The 17th annual Biergarten Festival returns to Morrison on July 12-14. The popular traditional German beer garden will be held at the TEV Edelwiss Pavilion at 17832 Highway 8 between The Fort restaurant and the town of Morrison. The beer garden hours are 4 to 10 p.m. on July 12; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 13; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 14, which will feature a German brunch or Frühschoppen. For more information, contact Executive Director Joshua Seeberg at 303-8371146 or Or you can visit


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

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Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or Wednesday/JuLy 17 famiLy sWim Northglenn residents are invited to a free night of swimming from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Kiwanis Pool, 550 Garland Drive. Free ice cream will be provided. Call 303-450-8800 for information. Wednesday/JuLy 17 aCtive minds “India: A Story of

The Westminster 7:10 Rotary inducted a new president and board and celebrated its year of service to the local community and to the broader international community. Brian Hall was inducted as the club’s president to serve in 2013-2014. He then inducted Mark Clark, Mark Wilson, Mark Harris, Mac Cummins, Shaun Poe, Kevin Massey, Marvin Pugh and Rick Fuller to serve on the board of directors. Pictured from left is the new board, Hall, Clark, Harris, Fuller, Massey, Cummins, Poe and Wilson. Pugh is not pictured. Courtesy photo


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working to keep them fun and safe as well as meet people’s needs in terms of wellness.” Westminster residents are also served by the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, the first park and recreation district formed in Colorado in 1955. It serves more than 110,000

residents in the north metro. Hyland Hills communications director Joann Cortez said the mission of the district is to provide the best possible service to the community through a variety of programming, facilities, parks and open space areas. Home to Water World, Adventure Golf & Raceway, The Ice Centre at the Promenade, golf course and other community centers, Cortez said the money made from those facilities are the backbone for the funding for the

rest of the district. “We have a strong philosophy to work closely with our foundation so that no child is turned away from a program because the child can’t afford to participate,” she said. “We are in the business of making memories, and we take pride in our facilities. We work hard to keep them affordable for families, so that families can get the most value out of their entertainment dollars and have a great time at the same time.”

Contrast,” presented by Active Minds. India has the fifth largest economy in the world, yet 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Economic opportunity abounds for the upper class and mean, while the lower classes and most women live a narrow existence. Join Active Minds as we explore these and other contrasts as we seek to understand India.

thursday/JuLy 18, JuLy 19, JuLy 25 ConCert series Bring the whole family to McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St. in Olde Town Arvada, for concerts and performances that are part of the Apex Summer Concert Series. Enjoy rock-n-roll of the 60s80s with The Boomers at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Then kids of all ages can enjoy the fun songs and stories by Beth Epley at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 19. It is rhythm, blues and funk by Mojomama at 7 p.m., Thursday July 25. Call 303-425-9583.

Carmel, a national historical Catholic church, plans its 82nd annual bazaar from 5-10 p.m. July 19-21. The fun includes live music, games of chance, bingo, raffles, carnival rides for kids, a cake booth, an Italian country store featuring salami, cheeses, and import items and Italian ceramics. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is at 3549 Navajo St. in the East Highlands neighborhood of Denver.

Coming soon/JuLy 19-20 reunion the Skyview Class of 1993 will have its 20th reunion July 19-20. Visit or for all the information. Coming soon/JuLy 24 meeting the Ralston Road Recreation Center meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Arvada Community Food Bank, 8555 W. 57th Ave. We will review the results of our five-week survey of local recreational needs for the neighborhoods that were previously served by the Fisher Pool and the old ice skating rink at Ralston Road and Garrison Street. City officials will join us in an informal discussion on what is likely to happen next with this proposal. The free meeting is sponsored by the City of Arvada and the Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community. For information, contact John Kiljan, 303-423-9875 or jpkiljan@ Coming soon/JuLy 25 Wine tasting The annual Indulge wine tasting event for CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is Thursday, July 25, and will include plenty of wine tasting, food, music, silent auction, chocolate desserts, live auction and more. Tickets are now available. Contact bcjayhawk68@

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Book crafts Mandela story for children “Nelson Mandela” by Kadir Nelson Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins $17.99 / $19.99 Canada 32 pages Your mother sent you to your room the other day. You hate that. You didn’t think you were being naughty but Mama did, and she punished you. You had to sit in your room alone for awhile, and you cried, maybe, or pouted because it just wasn’t fair. Now imagine being locked in a room for years and years and years for no good reason. That’s what happened to a great man in Africa, and in the book “Nelson Mandela” by Kadir Nelson, you’ll read about that man and his life. Rolihlahla loved to play with his friends, fighting pretend-battles and hunting with slingshots on the grassy hills of Qunu, South Africa. But he couldn’t play forever: Rolihlahla was smart, and smartness like that needed an education. Rolihlahla’s mother knew she would miss him while he was away, and she tried hard not to cry. At school, Rolihlahla’s teacher refused to say his Xhosa name, so she called him “Nelson.” As Nelson grew, he attended the finest schools in Johannesburg. He became a lawyer so he could help his poor and powerless

African countrymen. But something else bothered Nelson just as much as poverty: the South African government had a policy that split its citizens into three groups, and it wasn’t fair. They called it apartheid, and Africans hated it. So Nelson organized rallies and spoke to the people. He was jailed for speaking up, but he never stopped fighting against apartheid. He married and became a father, but he never stopped fighting. He organized rallies and protests, and never stopped fighting. A warrant for his arrest was put out, but Nelson never stopped fighting … Until he was caught, arrested, and imprisoned. He was sent to a small island where he sat in a tiny room every day, eating cold

meals and working hard labor. He was there so long that when he got out, his children had all grown up. More importantly, South Africa had ended apartheid. Finally, after almost 28 years, Nelson Mandela was set free. He was elected as South Africa’s new leader. And the people celebrated. You always want to give your child a good sense of history, whether it’s in the past or in the making. “Nelson Mandela” is a good book for both. Author Kadir Nelson gives kids just the right amount of information here; he’s honest in telling what happened, without being scary. Curious kids will appreciate that this book is made kid-friendlier with a two-page section at the end that could help answer lots of questions. But Kadir Nelson’s words are only half the appeal. Nelson is also the illustrator here, and his paintings – from the magnificent cover to every page inside – are addictive. It’s the artwork that makes this a book you’ll want to browse, whether your children are around or not. Children ages 4-7 will love this story, and I think older gradeschoolers will appreciate it, too. If your child needs a little time out

for reading, “Nelson Mandela” is a book you should make room for. Book reviewer Teri Schlichenmeyer may be reached at bookwormsez@realaspen. com.

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Vanderhoof Elementary School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuitionbased full day program. The school is at

5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744.

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raise money with its “Tails of the Painted Cats” tour, which ends Saturday, July 20, at a gala dinner and auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Visit the online gallery at Visit http://www.

or to receive a brochure, visit www. or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

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Quilt DisPlay Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open to the public. Call 303-277-0377.

5K WalK Arvada Walks for Kids presented by Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis is Saturday, July 27. The 5K Family Walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Lake Arbor Park/ Lake, 6400 Pomona Drive. Register by July 15 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Refreshments provided. Activities at the event include a fire department display, Jungle Mobile for kids, and community booths. Visit

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Institute is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from June 3 through Aug. 3. Meals will be provided to all children for free. Meals will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights. Contact Lindsay Hull at 303-866-6566 for more information.

BlOOD DRive Church Ranch Office Park hosts a community blood drive from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, inside the Bonfils mobile bus at 7237 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

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summeR cOnceRts Westminster Promenade’s summer concert series begins Wednesday, June 12, and continues through Aug. 21. All concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Gazebo at Westminster Promenade. The lineup includes: June 12: The 1950s: The Juke Brothers sock-hop band; June 26: The 1960s: “Woodstock Tribute,” re-creation of the iconic rock festival; July 3: The 1970s: Colorado’s tribute to “The Eagles”; July 17: The 1980s Message in A Bottle, The Police Tribute; Aug. 14: Bella Luna Cirque Show; and Aug. 21: To be announced. Visit

BlOOD DRive The City of Westminster hosts a community blood drive from 1011:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, inside the Bonfils mobile bus at 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

lOOKing aheaD lOOKing aheaD/July 26 gOlf tOuRnament The fifth annual

St. Joan of Arc Golf 4 Life tournament is Friday, July 26, at Hyland Hills Golf Course, 9650 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster. Call 303-279-3003. The event includes the tournament, lunch and an auction. Proceeds benefit pro-life programs in Arvada and Denver, and St. Joan of Arc capital projects.

lOOKing aheaD/July 26-28 camP cOmfORt Dates for Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice’s two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information,

lOOKing aheaD/aug. 1 OutDOOR cOnceRt Friends of Broomfield plans its Friends Night Out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Pick up and drop off at Friends Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. The group is going to the Nacho Men outdoor concert at Flatirons Mall. Dinner is not provided, so please eat ahead of time. Register by Monday, July 29. Contact Molly Coufal, evening/social program director, at or 303-404-0123 to register and for information about cost. lOOKing aheaD/aug. 3-4 25th ReuniOn The Arvada West class

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

lOOKing aheaD/aug. 5-8 vOlleyBall camP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps Aug. 5-8

at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at

lOOKing aheaD/aug. 5-9 chOiR auDitiOns P’zazz Children’s

Choir and Dynamix Teen Singers are auditioning singers for the fall Aug. 5-9. P’zazz is for singers ages 9-13, and Dynamix is for boys ages 13-18. Groups provide vocal instruction, solo opportunities and all singers coached privately. Wide variety of musical styles studied, and performances are scheduled often. Call for appointment. Prepare “Star-Spangler Banner” or “My Country ‘tis of Thee.” Choir meets at 11905 W. 107th Ave., Broomfield. Rehearsals are from 4:15-6:15 Mondays for P’zazz; and 4:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays for Dynamix. Call Jeannie Card at 303-466-8275 for appointment; visit for video/information.

lOOKing aheaD/aug. 6, aug. 13 tax WORKshOP The Colorado Department of Revenue offers free tax workshops on sales and use tax laws from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 (Part 1), and Tuesday, Aug. 13 (Part 2), in Westminster. Seating is limited; registration is required. Visit for information and to sign up. Continuing Professional Education credits and training materials are available. lOOKing aheaD/aug. 7 BiBle stuDy Community Bible Study

Denver Northwest plans a registration day for women and children from 9:3011:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. We will be studying The Book of Acts. This interdenominational 30-week study will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. For more information, contact Chris at 303-3247250.

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

lOOKing aheaD/aug. 16-18 theateR shOW The Creative Revolution Theatre Company, in association with the City of Thornton and TASHCO, presents “The Picture That Was Turned To The Wall or She May Have Seen Better Days,” by Tim Kelly. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. To

reserve tickets, call 720-301-4439 or email Visit

lOOKing aheaD/aug. 19-20 theateR auDitiOns Creative Revolution Theatre Company will have auditions for its upcoming production of “Talk Radio” from 5-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, with callbacks after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Auditions will be at TASHCO Art Gallery at North Valley Tech Center, 500 E. 84th Ave., Suite C-1, Thornton. The theater company is looking for actors ages 21 and older. Performances will be Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. Rehearsals will begin the week of Aug. 26 and will take place after 6 p.m. weekdays. Specific dates and times to be determined by schedule of selected cast. lOOKing aheaD/aug. 25 to Oct. 20 financial Peace Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Universityclass will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 to Oct. 20 at Faith Bible Chapel, Carr Street Campus, 4890 Carr St., Arvada. For information or to register, call 303-424-2121 ext. 9-2455 or email 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.

OngOing/cluBs anD seRvices mOnDays aDult suRvivORs of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peersupport groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more information, call 303-283-8660. DenveR thyROiD Cancer Support Group meets7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948. gRief RecOveRy A 12-week Grief Share program meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. Clubs continues on Page 24

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Hole No. 10 is a par 3 that is not only a challenge but is also one of Thorncreek’s most scenic spots the course has let a few things go, and the course’s overall condition slipped a little bit. But right now the course is beautiful,” Thornton resident and Thorncreek regular Phil Wells said. Thorncreek has a well above course rating of 73.6 and was given a 4-star rat-

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Golfers gear up for Solheim Cup Match-play format has unique twist By Jim Benton Some captains and potential players of the European Solheim Cup team recently visited and played the Colorado Golf Club during a week off in the LPGA and European Tour schedules. The Solheim Cup, the women’s version of the Ryder Cup, pits 12 golfers from the United States against 12 European golfers and is scheduled Aug. 13-18 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker. Coaches and players met with the media July 2, and almost everyone delivered the same message that anything can happen in match play. “In match play, anything can happen,” said assistant captain Annika Sorenstam. “Some players feel they are representing their country and continent. They just soak it up and find another gear they might not find in other tournaments. “It’s a putt here, it’s a shot here, it’s a match turned around.” The Solheim Cup has a unique match play format. Players will play fourball, in which each player plays their own ball throughout the round. Each hole is won by the two-women team whose player had the lowest score on the hole and the team is awarded a point. If the teams tie, a halfpoint is given to each team. Foursomes pit two-player teams and the golfers hit alternate shots. A point is awarded each hole to the team with the lowest score. In the 12 singles matches, all 24 players square off and golfers gain points or halves for each hole. There will be 28 matches played over the three days of the tournament. Four foursomes matches will be held Aug. 16 starting at 7:30 a.m., with four fourball matches set to begin at 1 p.m. On Aug. 17, foursome and fourball matches are scheduled for the same times. The 12 singles matches begin at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18. There are 28 points up for grabs in the team standings over the three days, with a point awarded for each match won and half point garnered for each match that is tied.

Members of the European Team pose for a photo during a press conference at the Colorado Golf Club July 2. Photo by Chris Michlewicz Europe needs 14 points to retain the cup, which it won in 2011 in Meath, Ireland. The Americans would need 14.5 points to earn theirs seventh straight victory on U.S. soil. Many purists argue that match play is boring because when a team or individual gets a commanding lead, their play tends to be cautious and conservative. However, the format often leads to more aggressive play, especially since each hole is a separate competition. “It’s (Colorado Golf Club) a great

‘There are some great holes, especially when it comes to playing maybe the best ball matches’ Liselotte Neumann, European captain

course for match play, especially the back nine from 14 on could be fun holes,” said European captain Liselotte Neumann. “A lot of things could happen on those holes, there are short par 4s and par 5s that you can get on in two shots.” “There are some great holes, especially when it comes to playing maybe the best ball matches. You have 16 when someone might want to go for it. In match play, you can have someone be more aggressive.” Carlota Ciganda, a former Arizona State golfer from Pamplona, Spain, who turned pro two years ago, played on two European Junior Solheim Cup teams and enjoys match play. “The whole format is fun, being a team member,” said Ciganda. “Match play is different and this course suits it well because you can take some risks and play

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LA LECHE League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St. LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to www. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton. STUDY GROUP Chabad of NW Metro Denver Jewish Center hosts a thoughtprovoking discussion on the weekly Torah portion. Drawing from the wisdom of the Talmud, Kabbalah and Chassidic Mystical Masters, the study group focuses on the relevance of the bible stories and Torah’s teaching to our modern lives. The class is from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Chabad, 4505 W. 112 Ave., Westminster. Refreshments served. For costs and the topic of the weekly discussion, visit www.COJewish. com/torahstudy or call 303-429-5177. The class is led by Rabbi Benjy Brackman spiritual leader of Chabad of NW Metro Denver. WEST METRO Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We meet in Classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. Investors of all levels of experience are welcome but no agents please. TUESDAYS DENVER NORTH Metro Rotary Club meets 7:10 -8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at The Egg & I, 855 Thornton Parkway in Thornton.

The City of Westminster’s annual street sweeping program is scheduled to take place July 1-31, weather permitting. This is the second of four rotations the city will be completing this year. Pictured is a map of the sweeping areas as well as the dates of the process. Map provided by the city of Westminster

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LET GO and Let God AFG Al-Anon

meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit

METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Tuesday group meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Lone Star Steakhouse, 237 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. For more information, call Alan at 720-233-5873. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 3585 W. 76th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to NEW SWING Swing dancing comes to Thornton 8:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays at Taps and Toes Dance Studio, 12720 N. Colorado Blvd. Beginners are welcome; World Champion Lindy Hop dancers Mark Godwin and Shauna Marble, along with other dancers will provide instruction. Cost is $5. For more information, go online to weekly_dances/. NORTHGLENN AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive. For more information, go online to NORTHGLENN-THORNTON ROTARY

Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Red Lobster, 1350 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn. For more information, email

NORTH JEFFCO Republican Women meets the second Tuesday of every month at the 911 Driving School, 9100 100th Ave., Suite B-4, Westminster. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m., meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Each month outstanding speakers present information vital to our community. Come join us to deepen your knowledge of election candidates, current legislation, and upcoming events. Both men and women are invited to attend. Admission is free. NORTHWEST AREA Newcomers and Social Club, serving the women of north Jeffco and northwest Denver metro, meets every meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. For information, place and reservations, call Susan Dittman at 303-673-9266 or Patti Bloomquist at 303-940-7478.


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