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VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 26 • MAY 17, 2018

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Digging for innovation

On May 10, Cherry Creek Schools administrators and students, along with area public officials broke ground on the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC), scheduled to open in fall, 2019. Participants in this exciting event included Jeff Baker, Arapahoe County commissioner; Dr. Scott Siegfried, deputy superintendent; Natalie Yao, Grandview High School student; Lindsey Brown, Cherokee Trail High School student; Mark Morgan, CCIC principal; Dr. Harry Bull, superintendent; Karen Fisher, board of education member; Dave Willman, board of education president; Eric Parish, board of education member; Ron Rakowsky, Greenwood Village mayor. Please see story on page 8.

Voters retain South Metro Fire Rescue, SSPR District elects board members It took years and at least one election to get all the local public officials involved to agree to put the question to voters in their cities, but on May 8, it finally happened. The citizens of Littleton and Highlands Ranch had the opportunity to declare their preference for retaining their stand-alone local fire departments or joining the region’s big player, South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR), an internationally accredited agency with 17, 24-hour

fire stations and a host of special teams. In addition to firefighters and paramedics, SMFR has sworn personnel with extra training in aircraft firefighting and rescue, water rescue and recovery, urban search and rescue, SWAT medic, technical rescue and wildland urban interface firefighting. SMFR also has specialized vehicles to perform the tasks associated with those extra duties. When the residents finally got the opportunity to voice their opinion, 91 percent of those voting in Littleton and 96 percent of those voting in Highlands

Ranch said yes to joining SMFR. The standard mill levy of 9.25 mills, applied throughout the 285 square mile district, will go into effect in 2019, when service is transferred. With the addition of Littleton and Highlands Ranch, along with the recently acquired Cunningham Fire Protection District, SMFR will serve over half a million Colorado front range residents. There are already plans to build a new fire station in Highlands Ranch. The stations in the Littleton Fire Protection District will be evaluated in all aspects to

determine if additional resources are indicated, as firefighters from that agency join SMFR Very pleased with the election results, SMFR issued this statement: “We’ve seen that unification of fire districts is occurring across the U.S. as it’s a way to improve services and create efficiencies – and this one is no different. We are thrilled at the outcome of the election and look forward to 2019 where we can bring over incredible firefighters from Littleton Fire Rescue and provide exceptional service to additional citizens and new com-

munities within our boundaries.” There was another election in the area on May 8. Eight men and one woman ran for three open seats in the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. Elected to serve for the next four years were retired technical trainer and chair of her city’s senior commission Susan Pye of Centennial, youth soccer executive and longtime SSPR volunteer Pete Barrett of Littleton, and retired aerospace project manager and chair of his city’s recreation advisory committee, Dave Lawful of Lone Tree.

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U.S. Supreme Court opens the door to legal sports betting BY FREDA MIKLIN GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER

On May 14, in a 31-page opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito on behalf of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which prohibited states from authorizing sports gambling with a few exceptions, was struck down as being unconstitutional. The vote was six to three. The basis for the court’s ruling was that the law violates the constitution’s “anticommandeering

rule.” The 10th Amendment states that all powers not granted to Congress are reserved for the states. The Supreme Court determined that prohibiting state legislatures, which are directly accountable to the local voters, from determining whether and how sports betting is permissible in their states, was a violation of state sovereignty. That is probably the simplest part of this decision. What happens next is much more complicated. The professional sports leagues, including the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball, and the Na-

tional Basketball League (NBA), immediately issued statements emphasizing the importance of maintaining the integrity of their sports. The NFL and the NBA are looking to Congress to create some guardrails going forward. The NFL is asking for Congress, “to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting.” The NBA issued a statement conveying the same idea. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has a whole additional set of concerns since NCAA athletes are not compensated, as are professionals. Illegal betting

on college sports is significant and real, though historically hidden from view. The implications for the states are numerous and staggering. It will be difficult for states to resist the temptation to “cash in,” on this ruling, for a myriad of reasons. Questions will need to be answered about regulation, potential criminal conduct that can accompany legalized gambling, how to

tax this new state industry, how to distribute revenues generated by these taxes, how to handle the internet business that will undoubtedly accompany this business, and other questions that will take time and thought to even identify. In Colorado, the role of home-rule cities in determining their own laws for their residents, presents another wrinkle, just as it has with the legalization of marijuana.

Elway to headline stellar field at CoBank Colorado Senior Open Just two days after attempting to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, NFL Hall of Famer and Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president John Elway will compete in the CoBank Colorado Senior Open May 30-June 1 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. Elway will be attempting to win low-amateur honors as he has finished runner-up in that category the last two times he has competed (2016, 2014). Elway will play at 1 p.m. on May 30 (round one) and 8:05 a.m. on May 31 (round two). The professional field consists of equally stellar players vying for their share of the $50,000 purse.

PGA Tour winners Keith Clearwater, Donnie Hammond, Guy Boros and Larry Rinker as well as Champions Tour winners R.W. Eaks and John Riegger join tour veteran Skip Kendall and 10 other past champions competing for the $8,500 first prize. Other notable Colorado professionals include four-time Colorado Open/Colorado Sr. Open champion Bill Loeffler of The Links GC, John Ogden of Cherry Hills CC (2017 CO PGA Section champion), Rick Cole of Eaton CC (sixth in 2017) and Dale Smigelsky of Collindale GC (T7). Pressuring Elway for amateur honors will be two-time low-am Kent Moore of Cherry Hills, Steve Ivan (2017 CGA Senior champ) of

Colorado Springs and defending low-amateur Albert Johnson of Lawton, Okla. The winner of the Colorado Senior Open earns a coveted invitation to the $250,000 CoBank Colorado Open at Green Valley Ranch in July where the winner of that championship takes home $100,000. Spectators are welcome and parking and admission are free to the public. For event details including directions to GVR, holeby-hole scores and player profiles, visit our website at coloradoopen. com. Be sure to download the Colorado Open app, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for tournament information and photos.


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Cowboy boots abound The Denver Post still has large footprint

It was Mark Twain that wrote something like “…news of my death is premature.” I think that statement might be prevalent to the status of The Denver Post. Sunday’s Denver Post was quite good, and I think the remaining staff needs to dig in, work even harder, and hope for the best. In this business, we’ve all had to change staffs, increase efficiency and do more with less. That is the trend in small businesses today. We are all challenged to figure out ways and means to survive and still provide excellent service and a quality product. The Villager is printed at a Denver Post printing plant in Berthoud. The Denver Post purchased the Longmont Times Call and Loveland Reporter Herald and their Berthoud printing press

facility from the Lehman family a decade ago. It might surprise readers to know that The Denver Post owns The Boulder Camera and a bevy of weekly newspapers stretching from Estes Park, Sterling, Ft. Morgan, way out to Burlington, amounting to one of the largest newspaper chains in the state. They have a massive printing plant in Commerce City where they print The Denver Post, have new offices, and print the Colorado Springs Gazette for owner Phil Anschutz. They are hardly going out of business; but making a healthy profit by some reports. They have reduced staff and especially lack leadership at the top without a publisher and editor and we’re reading far too many Washington Post editorials in recent weeks. There is considerable unhappiness around the metro area over the layoffs and diminished Monday and Tuesday editions. This past Sunday, I loved their cover-

age and the photos and story by Bruce Finley of the… “Great American horse drive,” right thru my old family stomping grounds of Maybell where my mother went to teach school in 1916 from hallowed Greeley Teacher’s College to Maybell cowboy country. Maybell was named after two girls, May and Belle, who were pioneer ranch girls in that tiny community with a small hotel where my mother stayed, a store, dance hall and white clapboard school house where June O’Connell came to teach ranch kids. She ended up marrying my cowboy father Henry and spent her life as a ranch wife, teacher and school superintendent in Moffat County. The horse drive is a precious story about the Old West and the sign in Maybell, not much bigger today than 100 years ago, reads “Where the West is still wild.” The photos are dazzling and story well-written. Kudos to The Denver Post who still has at least one great reporter in Bruce Finley.

Barbwire Bob Ramblin’ around the corral with Bob Sweeney

Sad news this week with the sudden death of Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan who died Sunday on cancer. Along with that news comes an email that Cathy Noon, immediate past Mayor of Centennial, has pancreatic cancer and will start chemo treatments next week. Cancer doesn’t play favorites and can strike any of us, including these outstanding mayors. *** The 2018 Hope Ball was a spectacular success

Saturday night at the DTC Hyatt Hotel with a mission of raising $1.2 million all by volunteers, with funds going to Colorado based cancer research. President Gary Reese has done a fabulous job of heading the organization and the dinner was a huge success. Edie Marks, front and center, with a sore-throat was coaxing bidders to higher levels for spectacular auction items hailed by Gary Corbett. This year’s ball was co-

chaired by Kathleen Bennett and Kori White, along with 400 Cancer League volunteers who have raised over $17 million in the past 32 years of the organization. The event went off like clockwork and cheers to the Moreland family, “Dealing Doug,” and son Brandon for donating a 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew cab 4.4 valued at $52,155 in the benefit raffle won by a Parker resident. They have been donating a vehicle for many years and this generosity is unique and

Memorial Day 2018

It is a day to remember that from BelWinston Churchill reminded the world that, “A nation that forgets its past has no gium’s Flanders Field through Colorado’s future.,” and we in the United States have not Fort Logan to the Pacific Ocean from Korea forgotten our past. to Vietnam, Iraq, and AfghaniBY MORT In fact, Memorial Day is not a REMARKS MARKS stan there lie more than a million relatively new holiday, it actually dead Americans who fought to dates back over 150 years, even preserve our way of life. And before the Civil War ended. It beremember we must, because the power of memory shapes a coungan when a few Southern women began to place flowers on the try’s continuity and character. Abraham Lincoln, in his first graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers. inaugural address talked about the Their thoughtfulness and genimportance of remembering when he said that, “The mystic chords erosity was so inspirational that of memory stretch from every battlefield and it moved Francis Finch to write the impassioned poem, Blue and the Gray, for the Sep- patriot grave of very living heart and heart stone all over this broad land.” tember 1867 issue of the Atlantic Monthly. Lincoln’s words define something espeIts heartfelt sentiment swept our country and in town after town people held comcially human: a power of transmitting experience through generations of time. They conmemorations for the war dead. nect us emotionally and spiritually to the huOn the first official National Memorial man beings who came before us and to those Day in 1868, President James A. Garfield who will follow, they are the ties that bind. speaking at Arlington National Cemetery said, “If silence is ever golden, it must be here I remember experiencing just such a bindbesides the graves of 15,000 men whose lives ing when I visited the tomb of the Unknown were more significant than speech and whose Soldier and walked passed the graves of other death was a poem the music of which can fallen soldiers at Arlington one Memorial never be sung,” Day many years ago. Since then, the meaning of Memorial All of us present at Arlington that day Day has grown and is not preserved by cold made it very clear that we’d never forget our marble markers but by a living spirit. It has comrades who were not as lucky to escape become a time for emembering all the men the bullets of the enemy. Those of us who and women who gave up their lives in all of had served in combat under fire knew better our country’s wars. than anyone that the only difference between

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the community is blessed with local car dealers like the Moreland family. *** Enjoyed an afternoon at a Rockies/Brewers baseball game, but our home team struck out. Highlight of the game was a huge “Rocky dog,” courtesy of my host, Charlie Arbogast of St. Mary’s Academy in Cherry Hills Village; one of America’s finest blue ribbon private schools with over Continued on page 6

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ourselves and our fallen comrades was only a fraction of an inch or a second of time. A very emotional ending to that particular Memorial Day event began just after President Eisenhower finished speaking and placed a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. At that moment, two F-15 jet fighters sliced through the warm Washington air just 1,000 feet above the crowd. Immediately, the honor guard aimed their rifles into the sky and fired three rounds on the commands of their company commander. On cue a trumpet began to tug at everyone’s heartstrings as the poignant sounds of Taps filtered the air and was followed by the singing of God Bless America. Freedom, contrary to the sound of that word, is not free. It comes at a high price, and those who pay the ultimate price do not get to share in its benefits. Only those who are left behind are the fortunate ones. Hence, we have the obligation and duty to remember that the only reason we now live in a free society is because some Americans stood up for freedom and fell, while trying to defend its supremacy. On Memorial Day 2018 let us remember these words of Al Capp, who said: “It has become unfashionable to say this – it may be embarrassing to hear it – but I believe that America is the most lovely and livable of all nations.... and one more privilege that no one seems to get much fun out of lately – the privilege of loving America.”

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Reverend Martin Niemoller “In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me!”

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QUOTE of the WEEK I’m of trying to QUOTE the WEEK make the world a more open place. - Mark Zuckerberg


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The loss of a true Colorado statesman

No politics this time. No history, no professional rhetoric. This week’s article is about the man I have come to know as a friend and colleague, Mayor Steve Hogan. Mayor Hogan succumbed to his battle with cancer early May 13, 2018. I am mourning his loss as I write about this man I have come to know as a colleague and friend. Steve was a Democrat when I first met him. He was

the chair of the Arapahoe County Democrat Party. He eventually became a Republican and successfully ran for the Colorado State Assembly, Aurora City Council and became the mayor of the City of Aurora. He was the first executive director of the E-470 Highway Authority that eventually grew to become a national model on how to build a viable, economic, successful and automated toll road system.

Steve’s vision and commitment to improving the quality of life, economy and work with many community organizations in developing a comprehensive economic development plan that has successfully brought major corporations to Aurora and Arapahoe County is legendary in its scope. Aurora, under his intelligent and thoughtful leadership, has developed into a business-friendly community and was recently recognized by the United States Air Force Space Command for its sup-

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Questions over drone votes just why and how, seven of eight voting council members decided to vote to pass it? So, with neither a record of problems from drones, nor rights endangered by drones, nor a citizen constituency showing up to speak on its behalf, our council decided to further expand our local government’s unnecessary intrusion into citizens’ lives? The vague terminology such as “expectation of privacy” and “in a manner likely to ...annoy” only gives me further concern about our city’s wisdom with such measures. Do we not already have measures safeguarding residents from invasions of privacy and annoyances? With transparency lacking by identifying citizens making “a number of

Barbwire Bob 600 students. Thank you, Charlie, for a great afternoon of sunshine and baseball. *** Later that afternoon I did a quick wardrobe change and was an invited guest at the Colorado Consular Corp reception at the Buell Mansion in Cherry Hills Village. I joined Freda Miklin and 100 Colorado consuls, both honorary and active. The group was welcomed by the Councilor Corp Dean Debbie Palmieri, honorary Russian consul in Denver; one of the last Russian honorary consulates left in the United States. Debbie gave a brief welcome and former Cherry Hills Mayor Doug Tisdale served as master of ceremonies, along with a welcome from incumbent Cherry Hills Mayor Laura Christman. A brief program was held on the vast Buell estate lawn presented by the Global Chamber of Commerce on international services that they provide here in Denver and worldwide. Gil Cisneros, president of the Chamber of the Americas, was also a guest at the event. catered the event held in the historic mansion. Saw longtime friend Jim Carpenter from past governor’s offices, where he has been

together on major projects to improve transportation, health care and human services to all citizens. His leadership and compassion during the Century 21 theater shootings was one of the most difficult and painful examples of his courageous leadership as mayor. His legacy is the lesson of competent leadership, compassion and integrity. He will be missed as a leader. I will miss him as my friend. Godspeed Mayor Hogan.


Policy for letters to the editor

Thanks for The Villager’s May 10, front page article by Freda Miklin about GV’s newly passed by council municipal code amendments concerning drones. Although I may not know “the whole truth” or “the rest of the story” of the drone issue, Miklin’s report certainly gives me numerous concerns about such action. First, given that governments are formed to secure God-given rights, I must wonder which of these rights this revised code secures? Second, I must wonder exactly what existing problem this measure solves? I ask that, since Miklin reports only those Villagers who opposed the measure were sufficiently concerned to appear to speak to council, and no supporters spoke to define such problem,

port of military families and a welcoming community to its mission. His leadership and collaboration in assisting the Buckley Air Force Base in the acquisition of a buffer zone around the base by involving Arapahoe County’s open spaces department, the Trust for Public Lands and other entities ensures that the base will not be threatened by closure in the future. Mayor Hogan has been a strong proponent of collaboration among cities, counties and special districts to work

calls,” 18 letters from drone operators objecting to the proposed amendments, and four concerned citizens appearing about the proposal’s vague and ambiguous language, makes me wonder about the facts, logic and reasoning for council members to vote for the amendment. Except for Councilman Dave Kerber, whose vote appreciatively represented this citizen’s desire, although he is not my councilman for District 4? Last November, Greenwood Village voters demonstrated at the polls their lack of tolerance for council members’ votes not representing their constituents’ perspectives. Sign me on as also strongly objecting to the amendment’s! Lou Schroeder Greenwood Village

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“Seeds of Success” awards luncheon at the Ellie Calkins complex last week honoring three outstanding Denver women: Colleen Abdoulah, Nancy Butler Accetta and Nancy Gary. The awards were presented by Law Center Executive Director Becky Miller Updike. Shari Shink, founder and presiAurora Mayor Steve Hogan saw the new R dent emeritus of Line that opened last year, as a return to the the Rocky Mounformer streetcar city’s public-transportation tain Law Center glory days. Here, he holds a vintage black participated in and white photo of East Colfax’s “Welcome to the ceremony and Aurora” sign. luncheon event. The Law Center a power behind the governor’s assists thousands of abused and thrones. The mansion, once contained neglected children in Colorado. *** one of the largest collections of Mother’s Day brunch was ivory in the United States owned enjoyed at Zane’s Italian Bistro by Temple Buell. It was sold with Zane, and Ed and Gayle after Buell’s death at auction in Novak. They had a busy day and San Francisco. A huge loss to Denver public art museums with we enjoyed their regular Sunthis extraordinary collection lost. day $10 brunch and $3 bloody mary’s. Food was excellent with *** a wide range of breakfast speThe Children’s Law Cencialties. ter held their Woman of Hope

In last week’s Villager it should have said that the City of Centennial adopted a policy outlawing open carry of firearms in city buildings, not the city. We apologize for the error.

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A pair of Colorado children’s authors, Joseph Caldara and Curt Fulster, will be hold an author reading and book giveaway event at the Denver Ronald McDonald House on May 19. During the event, they’ll be reading from their books to the families staying at the house, speaking about their experiences as authors, and even giving away book copies. The Ronald McDonald House is a charity organization affiliated with Children’s Hospital. Because there are only a small number of Children’s Hospitals in the country and each specializes in different treatments, families of hospitalized kids often travel from out-ofstate or even out of the country. Like any other travelers, these families must take care of hotel reservations and costs, rental cars, food, gas, and a lot of other factors. Add to all that the fact that their children are receiving extensive medical treatments and you’ve got a recipe for extreme stress. The RMH provides these families with a free place to stay, food, and even entertainment. That’s where Caldara and Fulster come in; they hope to give the Houses’ families a break from the continuous hospital

visits and, hopefully, produce a few laughs and smiles. There are two Ronald McDonald House’s in Colorado: the original house in downtown Denver and the newer house in Aurora. Caldara and Fulster visited the Aurora House on Saturday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. They’ll be going to the Denver house at the same time on the 19th. Joseph Caldara has worked with the House several times in the past. In 2006, he completed his Eagle Scout project for the Denver House by purchasing and assembling storage shelving units for its supply basement. The RMH, Caldara says, means a lot to him because he’s no stranger to the kind of circumstances many of the House’s families find themselves in. In 2000, Caldara’s baby cousin was diagnosed with brain cancer. The family spent more than a few sleepless nights at Children’s Hospital. More recently, a close friend of Caldara’s was also diagnosed with childhood brain cancer. “I live in Colorado, so I never stayed at either of the Colorado Ronald McDonald Houses while my cousin was receiving cancer treatments,” Caldara says, ‘But when I learned about the House,

I couldn’t help but think ‘I can’t imagine what it’d be like to go through this if I lived out-ofstate.’” This isn’t the first charity event Caldara and Fulster have participated in, either. In August 2017, the pair held a charity month during which they donated all their book sale profits to CURE Childhood Cancer and Canines for Disabled Kids. They make a good team; because their books are written for completely different audiences, the two authors have the ability to entertain a wider variety of children by working together. Curt Fulster writes children’s picture books under the name C. Fulsty Books, while Joseph Caldara writes the Bob and the Cyber-Llama series of adventure/comedy books for 5th through 9th-graders. Having a kid in Children’s Hospital is no cakewalk, but it doesn’t have to be joyless all the time. Thanks to people like Joseph Caldara, Curt Fulster, the staff at the Aurora and Denver Houses, and dozens of other volunteers, many of these families have a lot more bright spots in their lives. If you’re looking for a place to volunteer your time, the Ronald McDonald House is an excellent choice.

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Virtue signaling is discussed frequently in the news and pop culture, but what is it exactly? It’s taking a morally superior position on a seemingly well-meaning cause, then telling everyone how special and wonderful you are for taking a stand. It allows one to proclaim, or signal, their virtue to the world without actually doing anything meaningful. An empty gesture. Virtue signaling, while more common among liberals, is by no means exclusive to the left as many on the right do the same, only with different issues. There is often a bit of hypocrisy that goes along with virtue signaling since those proclaiming their superiority usually live their own lives differently compared to their professed high-mindedness. Much also revolves around political correctness. Let’s look at some examples. Climate warriors lecture us on the evils of carbon-based fuels and conspicuous consumption while flying around the world in their high-carbon-footprint private jets to collect awards and hobnob in extravagant energy guzzling luxury with other likeminded elites. Al Gore comes to mind. Electric cars, which still consume fossil fuels (where does the electricity come from?), provide another opportunity to virtue signal to others how much you care for the environment, looking down with disdain on those who drive a car with a traditional gasoline engine.

The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and predation is another example. Many men BY BRIAN C. JOONDEPH proclaim themselves “champions of women” and lead the attack against Republicans, who are all considered thugs and pigs, and are then discovered to be predators themselves. Examples are Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and more recently Tom Brokow and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The latter proclaimed a “superhero” for protecting women while at the same time he was beating and abusing them. Wearing ribbons to raise awareness for the latest cause allows you to proclaim how much you care. Despite most people being well aware of the cause and the fact that wearing a ribbon accomplishes nothing except allowing the wearer to feel better for wearing it, signaling their virtue. Renaming sports teams and removing 200-year-old Confederate statues shows sensitivity to the feelings of some group that was oppressed centuries ago, while actually accomplishing nothing. How will changing the name of the Washington Redskins improve anyone’s life? Same with removing a statue that didn’t seem to bother anyone until Trump became president. Republicans are also guilty of virtue signaling, particularly the #NeverTrump crowd. So-called conservatives rail against President Trump because they don’t like his tone or manners, despite

the fact that he is implementing the most conservative agenda since Reagan. They signal their moral superiority to fellow travelers in the Beltway and the media by constantly criticizing Trump, contradicting their core political beliefs. The same people would be delighted with a President Jeb or Kasich doing everything Trump is doing. So why do this? It begins with guilt, but not of those doing the signaling, but instead of their targets. How better to influence the masses than through guilt? Make people feel guilty for their skin color, gender, car they drive, running their air conditioner at home, using a paper bag from the grocery store, supporting a sports team with an “offensive” name, or who they voted for. No one wants to feel guilty and will succumb to the wishes of the virtue signalers to assuage their guilt. It’s simply another means of political persuasion. Notice how political correctness and left-wing causes go hand in hand with virtue signaling. I don’t see gun owners wearing ribbons for the Second Amendment. They just live their lives with little fanfare, except when attacked by elites, those who want the hoi polloi to give up their guns while they keep armed security guards protecting themselves and their families. It’s important to recognize virtue signaling for what it is and not succumb to the knee-jerk reaction of guilt and shame when told how to think and behave by those who take pleasure in looking down their noses at those who don’t share their beliefs.

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Planes, trains and automobiles BY JUDY CARLSON


Driverless cars, mass transit and the nation’s fifth busiest airport were topics discussed by panelists Rutt Bridges, Dave Genova and Mindy Crane at the South Metro Denver Chamber Economic Development Group’s monthly meeting May 11 at the chamber office. Greenwood Village resident, author, investor and entrepreneur, Rutt Bridges understands disruption, especially in the automotive industry. Today, 53 companies are testing driverless cars in Arizona and California. GM’s Cruise will be in major cities in 2019. Technology to support driverless cars has decreased almost 90 percent over the past 10 years allowing corporations more access to innovation.

Left to right: Rutt Bridges, Strategic Transportation Expert, Understanding Disruption, Mindy Crane, Communications Director, Denver International Airport, Dave Genova, CEO and General Manager, RTD Photo by Judy Carlson

Congestion, driving alone, the impact on public transit, passenger-less cars driving around, and ice and snow re-

lated issues will cause all of us to re-think mobility. The future of driverless cars is now.

South Metro Denver Chamber tackles addiction in the workplace BY FREDA MIKLIN GOVERNMENTAL WRITER On May 9, South Metro Denver Chamber hosted a smaller-than-usual crowd of business and government leaders brave enough to delve into the thorny topic of substance abuse in the workplace. Ethan Dexter, business development director for Denver Springs, an inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment facility in Englewood, presented the crushing statistics. Over 1 million Coloradans experience mental illness or addiction in the workplace. Although considered one of the healthiest states overall, Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the U.S. People are reluctant to admit feeling depressed or suicidal but are willing to admit to feeling stressed. When asked, 40 percent of workers said their job is very stressful. Stress is a key factor in addiction. Substance abusers are

10 times more likely to miss work than their sober counterparts. Replacing a salaried employee costs six to nine months of productivity. Three out of four Americans who suffer from substance addiction are in the workforce. The list goes on. Employers can help. Taking stock of their workplace environment and seeking ways to be more supportive of employees’ mental health is a good way to start. Communicating with workers regularly about how they’re doing and whether they have suggestions to improve the workplace environment is another. Encouraging employees to use their vacation time to unplug and fully disconnect from their jobs is a wellknown tool to reduce stress. Lastly, providing information to employees on where they can get help, should they need it, is both practical and demonstrates genuine concern. Labor and employment defense attorney David C.

Roth addressed the legal aspects of workplace addiction. He stressed the importance of businesses having a stated policy prohibiting illegal drug use. Roth explained that although addiction is considered a disease covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the current illegal use of drugs is not a disability under any circumstances. He pointed out that the unauthorized use of legal drugs (e.g., taking opiates in excess of prescribed quantities) is an illegal use of drugs. Employees can be required to submit to drug tests at any time during their employment. Roth advised employers to carefully communicate with workers if they suspect substance abuse before doing anything. Taking punitive action based on assuming violation of substance abuse policies can lead to a negative outcome for the business that affects other employees and results in costly unpleasant litigation.

Dave Genova, general manager and CEO of the Regional Transit District (RTD), oversees buses, light rail, paratransit and Call-n-Ride. Denver’s mass transit, with 100 million boardings per year, is in the top 10 cities in the country for ridership. FasTracks, RTD’s voterapproved transit expansion program, is transforming transportation throughout the Denver metro area. Completion of the University of Colorado A line between Union Station and the Denver airport in 2016 significantly improved transit for destination travelers to and from Denver. Speaking of air travel, Mindy Crane, Denver International Airport’s Director of Communications, presented

some remarkable statistics for the international airport. Over 61 million passengers flew in 2017, there are 190 nonstop destinations, and DEN is the 20th busiest airport in the world. The airport employs 35,000 workers and provides 55,000 indirect jobs. DEN, which is 23 years old, is embarking on a $3.5 billion capital improvement program to include the Great Hall Project, gate expansion, development opportunities, and new initiatives to make travel easier and more enjoyable for travelers. Transportation transformation is a national matter, and Denver is one of the country’s leaders in revolutionizing the industry.

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Abbott and Costello made this comedy routine famous in their 1945 film The Naughty Nineties first performed as part of their stage act. Costello is considering becoming a ballplayer and wants Abbott to tell him the names of the ballplayers on the St. Louis team. Abbott says, “Ballplayers nowadays have very peculiar names. Now on the St. Louis team, we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third.” A hilarious interchange ensues. Costello gets so frustrated that at the end he finally says, “I don’t care.” And Abbot replies, “Oh, that’s our shortstop!” How about you? Who’s on first in your financial universe? What’s on second? Do you even know about third? For starters, what “automatically” comes out of your earnings? Money to the government in the form of taxes. Money to the country’s “unfunded liabilities” in the form of Social Security and Medicare. Money to financial institutions in the form of mortgage payments, loan payments, lease payments. Money for overhead and lifestyle. What’s left over? Money to save, protect, invest and create legacy. In this scenario, I Don’t Know is on third. The only thing that matters is what’s on the bottom line, what’s leftover. Most people don’t even know the “pain” because they just “pay it.” Let’s put you on first! Let’s rethink how and where your money is flowing. Little-known, uncommon and nontraditional financial principles exist to repatriate dollars, create velocity of money, generate multi-tasking dollars and get money flowing toward you instead of away from you. Let me help you get on first in your financial world, for you, your family, your business and future Judy generations. It’s never too late. Carlson

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The Home Front Cares Veterans Cup Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Colorado’s military and veteran families

The Home Front Cares presents the 2018 Veterans Cup Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by HuHot Mongolian Grill Thursday, June 7, at Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia. This marks the 13th year for the golf tournament and the ninth year it has been hosted at the exclusive Sanctuary Golf Course presented by RE/ MAX. The Home Front Cares is selected as one of only 30 Colorado charities to host their tournament at Sanctuary which is ranked as one of the Best 150 courses in the U.S. Participants get to enjoy the 18-hole course, access to carts

and range balls, on-course beverages and snacks and will have a five-star brunch and dinner catered. This year, participants can also win an allexpenses-paid trip to Pebble Beach, courtesy of Charity Golf International. Proceeds from the Veterans Cup go to benefit The Home Front Cares and its mission to provide emergency financial grants for military and veteran families in need in Colorado. The grants go toward assistance with rent, utilities and car repairs. Last year, more than 350 families were positively impacted. The Sanctuary is located at 7549 N Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia. To register visit



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Artist rendering of CCIC entrance provides perspective.

Cherry Creek Schools’ Innovation Campus to open August 2019 Innovation is the new buzz word in education, business and industry. The Cherry Creek School District (CCS) has long recognized that there are many valuable jobs its students will pursue through a route other than a four-year college degree. There are also bachelor’s and advanced college degrees for which students can receive preliminary preparation during their high school years, based on up-to-date research, including aerospace/ aviation and information technology. It is for those reasons and more that CCS is building the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC) for 11th- and 12th-graders. It will be focused on careers for today and in the future. CCS Superintendent Harry Bull said, “The CCIC is a perfect illustration of the Cherry Creek School District’s continued commitment to innovation and excellence. Thanks to the support of our community, this cuttingedge facility will help prepare our students for the demands of their ever-changing world. Excellence is a moving target, and it’s always moving up; this groundbreaking is the first step in

a project that will help us all keep up with the evolving demands of education.” The district is longrecognized for its deep commitment to college preparedness. The impressive list of acceptances and college scholarship offers for its students bears out its success in accomplishing that goal, but Bull rightly asks the question, “Are we making the same commitment to prepare students for careers?” Cherry Creek Innovation Campus demonstrates that “This really is about fulfilling our mission for every single student in the Cherry Creek School District.” The 117,000-square-foot facility is being built on a 42-acre site at 8000 S. Chambers Road in Centennial. It is scheduled to open to students in August 2019, with new programs focused on the needs of an ever-changing world. The school, funded by a voter-approved referendum in November 2016, will house stateof-the-art facilities designed to mirror the real work environment students will encounter in fields like aerospace/aviation, health sciences, advanced manufacturing, business services, infrastructure engineering, information technology, and transportation. There will be high-tech labs,

industry-specific spaces and unique areas for collaboration. The curriculum will include opportunities for apprenticeships and internships at area businesses in focused industries. Participating in the festivities were dozens of CCS personnel from the board of education members to administrators, principals and even students. Government officials helping to launch the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus included Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky, Centennial City Councilman Mike Sutherland, Arapahoe County Commissioner Jeff Baker, Aurora Ogg representing U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, and Annie Larson from Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. Speakers at the gathering were Bull, CCS Board President Dave Willman, CCIC Principal Mark Morgan, and CCS high school students Natalie Yao and Lindsey Brown. Also taking part in the event were incoming CCS Superintendent Scott Siegfriend, CCS board member Karen Fisher, CCIC executive director Sarah Grobbel, Cherry Creek High School Principal Ryan Silva, CCS Assistant Superintendent for Educational Support Services Sheila Graham, and CCS Planning Director Dave Strohfus.

Denver Academy breaks ground on new athletic facility, elementary building renovation Denver Academy (DA) is pleased to announce that after years of planning and research, its board of directors has approved a two-phased construction project titled Building on Excellence. On May 1, DA held a groundbreaking ceremony and celebration for Phase One of this construction which will begin once the 2017-18 school year is complete in June and continue through early 2019. Phase One construction includes a new athletic facility located on the southeast corner of Denver Academy’s 22-acre campus, adjacent to Richardson Hall. The 25,000 square-foot facility will have a regulation varsity-sized multi-use gym, complete with 500 seats, which will allow the school to host regional and state championships. The new building will include additional exciting features like locker rooms, a weight room and a dance studio and provide a place where DA’s community of students and staff can all gather in one location. Renovation of Denver Academy’s Elementary and 6th Grade

Denver Academy Headmaster Mark Twarogowski (far left), “Pelicans” (DA’s youngest students, grades 1 to 3), board member Steve Lockton (center), and board member/DA alumnus Dylan Geller ‘92 (right) break ground on the school’s new athletic facility during a ceremony on May 1. The ceremony also celebrated the launch of the school’s Elementary/6th Grade Building renovation. Photo by Christina Buonomo

Building will also take place during Phase One construction of the project. The new space will support learning in the 21st century. Right-sized classrooms and flexible learning spaces will help DA faculty teach students in the way each student learns best, Denver Academy’s specialty. “While we have one of the most beautiful sites for a

school in Denver, we also have several spaces that don’t serve the needs of our students and faculty or match the quality of our programs,” Twarogowski said. “We now have the amazing opportunity to drive Denver Academy’s mission and work forward through these projects which will benefit every student and family who steps onto our campus.”


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Noon identifies infrastructure, identity as major accomplishments ment of her eight years in interaction between council office, Noon was quick to say members. The other council that she was not the members were very The “i’s” have it for Cenprimary impetus for patient those first few tennial’s second mayor. The the push for the city months.” “i’s” in this case are the city’s to claim its own charNoon said it took infrastructure projects and its acter, as there were her a full year to learn identity. These are the areas others on the Centenhow to be the mayor of major accomplishment for nial City Council who “because you need the city’s (now retired) mayor, also pushed for the a full cycle” to learn Cathy Noon. second biggest city in about topics such as Noon, who was elected by the county to become Cathy Noon the budget. After two a landslide of 75 percent the identified to its own years, there also are second time she ran for the ofresidents some new city council fice, was recentand others in members,” which means there ly interviewed Arapahoe Coun- are additional adjustments to regarding her ty. be made. two terms in “We worked In response to the inquiry office, as the hard on it,” about how she knew she second mayor Noon said. wanted to be mayor, Noon of Arapahoe “Now, people recalled that she first ran for County’s second know where city council in 2005 and lost. largest city. Centennial is. At that time, she said she In identifying I am proud” wouldn’t run again. But she “infrastructure” of our efforts. was a member of the Centenas one of her She said that, nial Charter Commission (the two major acwhen she first entity attempting to have the complishments, took office, city become a Home Rule Noon explains she would ask City under Colorado law). that she was someone from “The Charter Commission instrumental the city where “energized me,” she said. So, in getting the they lived, she ran again, the second time funds set aside they would say for mayor, and won. for some major “Cherry Knolls Noon also recalls that there infrastructure or Palos Verdes.” was a ground swell and a feelprojects in But, now, more ing that Centennial was bethe city. “The often than not, coming a “really good city.” money is in the – Cathy Noon most residents She had lived in Aurora for bank for desigwill simply say, 24 years, before moving to nated purposes” in response to her present home in southeast and Centennial has done an the question where they live, Centennial. She and her famexcellent job of bringing the “Centennial.” ily “moved between middle streets up to a better standard. Thinking back to her initial school and high school,” that “We’re saving for some of the months in office, Noon said is after one of the Noons’ chilbig projects and we’re really that the “hardest thing” for dren (with husband Jim) had getting things done.” her was learning the “dynam- graduated from high school In counting “identity” as ics of the council. From the and the other child was finishthe other major accomplishoutside, you don’t see the ing middle school. BY DORIS B. TRUHLAR GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER

It certainly was a great experience serving as mayor. I am so grateful to the voters. I treasure my time in office

One of the most difficult times for Noon, she recalls, was when the city council was considering discipline of Sue Bosier, a former council member who was accused of an ethics violation. It was a hard decision of how to discipline her. She felt that City Attorney Robert Widner was a tremendous help in figuring out how to handle the situation. There were people in Centennial who felt that Bosier’s ethics violation was also a crime. Thinking back, Noon credits City Manager John Danielson with doing “a lot of great things in the beginning of his tenure with the city.” She feels it is too early in the tenure of City Manager Matt Sturgeon to comment on his performance, but she has high hopes for his future. Noon does not rule out running for office again, but states emphatically that she

will not run for an office for which a party identity is necessary, “not in a partisan election”. She could – maybe – run for a board for which party identity makes no difference. Noon recently was invited to join the board of directors of Mobility Choice, something that excites her. When asked if there was anything else that she would like to say about her time in office, Noon was quick to say, “It certainly was a great experience serving as mayor. I am so grateful to the voters. I treasure my time in office.” These days, Noon is working more, and assuming grandmother duties, such as picking up her grandchildren from school. She also says she never realized how little sleep she was getting when she was mayor. “I am sleeping more these days.” Thanks, Mayor Noon!

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Centennial Council brainstorms hotel tax, pedestrian bridges BY DORIS B. TRUHLAR GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER

Taxing hotel stays, building pedestrian bridges and making information about the city more easily understood were among the suggestions Centennial Council members made at a study session May 14, when council members brainstormed various ideas for future projects. No action was taken by the council on any of the proposals, although several ideas were flagged as having promise for the future. The session was intended to encourage council members to “envision” Centennial’s future. Other ideas included: • Improve weed control on East Arapahoe Road, suggested by Councilwoman Candace Moon, who also proposed that the city build a bridge for pedestrian traffic at Arapahoe High School, on East Dry Creek Road at University. She also suggested the hotel/ motel tax. • Increase road maintenance

funds even more than previously to get the roads in better condition, and also put together a plan for “branding” the city, that is establishing its identity, the ideas of Councilwoman Kathy Turley. Build a pedestrian bridge over Chester Street near East Dry Creek Road to the light rail, proposed by Mike Sutherland. Preserve the city’s shopping centers and do something to help care for residents who are addicted to opiate medications, both suggested by Marlo Alston. Sheriff David Walcher, who often attends the Centennial council meetings, said some law enforcement organizations have mental health professionals on staff to respond to calls that are mental health related. Ron Weidmann suggested that the city build a new city council chamber, one with more limited access than its current facility, for the protection of city staff. Mayor Stephanie Piko

suggested that the city concentrate on a higher level of “transparency” and said that the city should take advantage of opportunities for redevelopment. • Councilwoman Carrie Penaloza suggested that Centennial “coordinate with other cities on traffic lights.” • Ken Lucas, suggested that the city upgrade Centennial City Center Park that is just north of Arapahoe Road, next to City Hall, and that the city “devise a strategy to purchase the street lights.” • Council members and staff were asked to suggest headlines that might be in the newspapers in two years. Among the suggestions were “Jetpacks on East Arapahoe Road,” “Centennial: smartest city in Colorado,” and “Centennial, the best place to live, work and play.” Some of the ideas proposed likely will continue to be raised as potential projects for the future.

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Rockies lose 4 of 6 games in ragged homestand BATTERUP

It was a disappointing shut out the Rockies 8-0 in homecoming for the Rockies the second game of their short who had just comseries. Tyler Anderson pleted a winning road gave up four runs in trip which featured five innings and the nine quality starts by usually stingy bullpen their young rotation. leaked another four Tuesday’s opener was runs. a 4-2 win over the Then the Milwauvisiting Los Angeles kee Brewers came BY B.T. GALLOWAY Angels as Jon Gray to town for a fourpitched seven ingame weekend series. nings of shutout ball. Believe Frankly, it was a mess. Gerit or not, it was the first time man Marquez allowed five the Rockies had beaten the runs in 4.2 innings in ThursAngels at Coors Field in 19 day’s 5-2 loss. The reliable years. The high from that win Chad Bettis stumbled in Friwas short-lived as the Angels day’s 11-10 extra-inning loss.

Bettis gave up seven runs in five innings. The Rockies scrambled making it into the ninth inning with a 10-8 lead when surprisingly super closer Wade Davis blew the save. The Rockies bounced back on Saturday thanks to an impressive performance by Kyle Freeman who pitched 6.1 innings of shut-out ball. The Rockies offense was provided solely by shortstop Trevor Story who was credited with four RBIs on two homeruns and a run scoring double. That win was to be the highlight of the Milwaukee series as “big

Jon” imploded in Sunday’s final 7-3 loss allowing six runs in 5.1 innings. The good news is that the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks were swept by the Washington Nationals. So, the Rockies actually gained a game in the division and are only 2.5 games back. However, the best news to take out of this disappointing week is the continuing improvement at the plate of Story. He now leads the team with 32 RBI. Unlike his currently slumping teammates, he has been hot at home where he has launched

Dr. Donald Keats 1930-2018

Stephen D. Hogan

Stephen D. Hogan, Mayor of Aurora, passed away May 13, 2018. He was 69 years old. Hogan honorably served as mayor of Aurora from 2011 until his passing. His time as mayor was preceded by 24 years on the city council. The Hogan family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mayor Stephen D. Hogan Memorial Fund via a link that will be on the city’s

website at early this week. Donations will be distributed to the following causes important to Mayor Hogan, the University of Denver Stephen D. Hogan Scholarship Fund, the 7/20 Memorial Fund, the Aurora Korean Memorial Fund and the Aurora History Museum. Memorial service Sat., May 19, 11 a.m. at the Heritage Christian Center in Aurora located at 14401 E. Exposition Ave.

Donald H. Keats, 88, died April 27, 2018, following a period of declining health. Dr. Keats was an awardwinning composer and Professor Emeritus of composition at the University of Denver. He taught at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music between 1976 and his retirement in 1999, holding the Lawrence C. Phipps chair in the Humanities for three years. He previously taught at Antioch College in Yellow Spring, Ohio between 1957 and 1976. He was also visiting composer at the Aspen Music Festival, where he taught a course in contemporary music under the auspices of the University of Denver. He was twice a Fulbright

Scholar and twice a Guggenheim Fellow, with concerts devoted to his music in London (U.S. Embassy), Tel Aviv (U.S. Embassy), Jerusalem, (Khan Theatre), New York and the University of Denver. He was also an accomplished pianist and conductor. His symphonic music (including his Elegiac Symphony, written upon the death in infancy of his first-born son) was widely performed. Dr. Keats’s most well-known work, his piano sonata, has also been widely performed; the sonata, and his String Quartet No. 2, were also commercially recorded. His music is published by Boosey & Hawkes. He spent his final years in the beautiful home he and his wife,

eight of his 10 homers and has a .339 batting average. Kudos also to outfielders David Dahl and Noel Cuevas who have brought some life to the tail end of the lineup. This week the Rockies head out on their first big West Coast swing. It’s time to do battle with their rivals in the Western Division. After a brief two-game set in San Diego they’ll head to San Francisco for a four-game weekend series at AT&T Park with the Giants. btgalloway@villager

Ellie, designed looking out upon the red-rock vistas of his beloved Rockies. Dr. Keats was predeceased by his wife, the poet Eleanor B. Keats, and by his son Jeremy. He is survived by his loving family, daughter Gigo Pagani (Mike Fox), son Jeffrey Keats (Lynne Keats), daughter Jocy Upton (Todd Upton), and four grandchildren, Allegra, Michael, Alessandra and Julian. Graveside services were held April 29 at Emanuel Cemetery. Contributions to Cure Autism Now, Eery Creature Counts, University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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RTD Board Chair Doug Tisdale, Consular Corps Dean Deborah Palmieri, Ph.D, GCD executive director Jeffrey Campos, CHV Mayor Laura Christman, GCD board chair Scott Nelson, Panorama Consulting Solution’s Vanessa Davison, and JF Global CPA’s Jordan Friedman greeted the crowd.

Global Chamber Denver hosts Consular Corps of Colorado at Buell Mansion BY FREDA MIKLIN GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER

The mission of Global Chamber Denver (GCD), headed by former Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Jeffrey Campos, is “to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization.” On May 9, Campos, along with GCD board chair Scott Nelson, hosted a reception for the members of the Colorado Consular Corps (CCC) at the scenic Buell Mansion in Cherry Hills Village. Sponsors of the event included Vanessa Davison of Panorama Consulting Solutions and Jordan Friedman of

JF Global CPA. DiFrancos. com of Denver catered the gathering. The CCC has been a local fixture for more than 60 years. Its members include regular full-time consulates representing Canada, China, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Peru and the United Kingdom, along with honorary consulates for another 40 countries around the globe. “The CCC strives to increase cooperation and communication among its members; to increase awareness of foreign and international issues in Colorado and to provide information to Colorado residents about visas, laws, regulations, pass-

port issues and more pertaining to each host country.” The dean of the CCC is Deborah A. Palmieri, Ph.D., honorary Consul General of the Russian Federation. The beautiful weather and picturesque grounds provided an opportunity for CCC members to mix and mingle with leaders of government and industry, including Cherry Hills Village Mayor Laura Christman, RTD Board Chair Doug Tisdale, political TV personality Aaron Harber, public affairs consultant and former governor’s chief of staff Jim Carpenter, and Gilberto Cisneros, president and CEO of Chamber of the Americas.

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RIGHT: Chamber of the Americas’ CEO Gil Cisneros was very happy to see Villager publisher Bob Sweeney. BELOW, RIGHT: RTD Board Chair Doug Tisdale caught up with Freestone Strategies Co-Founder Jim Carpenter. BELOW: Cherry Hills Village Mayor Laura Christman visits with Colorado Consular Corps Dean Deborah Palmieri, Ph. D. at Buell Mansion.

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Mizel Institute Annual Dinner


Great Music from the Arts

May 18, 7:30 p.m. The Littleton Symphony Orchestra, presents their season finale, Great Music from the ArtsFrom Opera. Guests, Christie Connover, soprano; Sarah Barber, mezzo soprano; James Baldwin, tenor and Steven Taylor, baritone. Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Info: or call 303-9336824.

Magnum Opus: Bach’s B-Minor Mass

May 18, 7:30 p.m. Colorado Bach Ensemble performs Bach’s B-Minor Mass at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village. Info: 970-219-8258.

Arapahoe Philharmonic Presents Order and Chaos

May 19, 7:30 p.m. The final orchestral concert of the 2017-18 season. Concert begins with Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op. 15 performed by guest soloist Jamie Shaak and ends with Igor Straavinsky’s The Rite of Spring. At Fisher Auditorium on the Englewood High School Campus, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood.

Naturally Artificial: Works by Jason DeMarte

Through May 20. DeMarte’s works combine images of plants and animals with discordant artificial elements and processed foods. Gates Court Gallery at Denver Botanic Gardens, York St. Art exhibit included with Gardens admission.

WildeFire Bistro Grand Opening Weekend

May 31 and June 1-3, Tony David’s new Centennial Super Club featuring WildFire band is playing with Walker Williams and the Colorado Band as special guest. June 1: Mannequin the Band w/ WildFire as Special Guest 6:30 p.m. - close. June 2: JC from MM8tr-Solo early evening performance. June 2: MM8tr 8 p.m. - 12 p.m. June 3: Wash Park 6-10 p.m. Full open kitchen, full bar set up, complete with entertainment. Located at 115352 E. Ida Dr., Centennial. Reservations: 720-4368669.

May Temporary Art Exhibits

Through May 31, paintings by South Suburban Therapeutic Adaptive Recreation (STAR) artists. Each month local artists display their work at district recreation centers and selects one artist quarterly for an exhibit at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. This year’s annual exhibit displays original works depicting the Colorado state flag at Buck Recreation Center. May 1-31 work will be from Sheldon Spiegelman, Littleton, photography. This exhibit features people, places, wildlife and more at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. The May 1-31 show features the study abroad students at Arapahoe Community College photography dept. in Littleton visited Bristol, Cardiff, Bath and London and documented the history, culture, people and modern architecture of England. This display will be at the Goodson Recreation Center. Until June 30 Leslie Allen, Denver will be featured. Leslie’s exhibit titled Golf Series showcases her love of the game. This display will be at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. To submit an application to display your artwork call Darcie LaScala at 720-245-2601.

Tesoro Cultural Center Indian Market and Powwow

May 23, 6 p.m. Honoring John Ikard with the 2018 Community Enrichment Award. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.

June 1-3. June 1, 6 p.m. Tesoro Member-exclusive Meet the Artists Patron Party at The Fort. $20 per person. Must be a Tesoro member to attend. Tickets at June 2-3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds of the iconic restaurant, The Fort. Free and ample parking. Admission, $5 per person, free for children 12 and under. This is a yearly tribute to the American Indian tribes of the past who shaped the cultural community of Old Bent’s Fort. The art show features authentic and juried American Indian art featuring nationally acclaimed Indian artists in a variety of mediums.

Small Business Administration Workshop

Celebrate 50th Year of Le Bal de Ballet

Instrument Petting Zoo with Swallow Hill Music

May 24, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. “How to Access Capital for Your Business.” Presented by Steven K. White, SBA Lead Lender-Relationship Specialist. Library, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Extended free parking available in lot south of building. Reservations: or 303-789-4473 by May 21. $10 with reservation; $12 at door. Includes continental breakfast.

June 9, 5-6 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Reception in the lobby, 5-6 p.m.; presentation on the Ellie stage at 6 p.m. Reception, Grand March, dinner and dancing to follow at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel. Info: Christian Reid at

May 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Celebrate the kick-off of the Bemis Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!” Try out ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, mini-pianos, and more. Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton.

South Denver Univ. of Colorado Films

Concourse D’Elegance and Exotic Sports Car Show

Though July 28. 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. A Whale-Sized Adventure for the giant screen with Humpback Whales 3D. See upclose at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Now showing through June 1, Dream Big: Engineering Our World 3D. Showtimes 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. South Denver Univ. of Colorado, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. 303-315-9444,


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton Event

May 17, 4-7 p.m. Celebrate five years of getting patients back to their community and what they love. Location: 1001 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton.

Veterans Rendezvons

May 19, 8 a.m.-noon Aspen Ridge Church, 27154 N. Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen. Free health screenings for veterans and spouses. Free food. Services provided at no cost. Mental health consultants, health and wellness programs, recreational opportunities, community resource, state veteran employment specialists, county veteran services officers, VA representatives. Info: Lisa 303-838-7552 or Bring proof of military service.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast For CASA

May 19, 9-11 a.m. Free event open to all volunteers at Advocates for Children CASA. Hilton Denver Inverness, 200 Inverness Drive, Englewood. RSVP: by May 11. Welcome to bring a guest.

June 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Arapahoe Community College. Benefiting Creative Options for Early Childhood Education. A program of Ability Connection Colorado.

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Through Sept. 23, Pixelated will bring back childhood memories of video game arcades and also call to mind modern artworks. The depiction of natural forms, such as plants and animals, in bold colors and geometric shapes will be a witty complement to the Denver Botanic Gardens York St., which are simultaneously wild and cultivated.


Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon

May 18 and 19: Health and Fitness Expo at Mile High Stadium at Mile High Club Suites indoors, W. and E. (Park for free in Lot B, Enter at Gate 7.) Expo is open from 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. This is the only place runners can pick up their packets. Info: Laura Driscott, 303817-5216 or May 19 and 20. May 19: Bellco 5K weekend kickoff. 9 a.m.- City Park behind the Denver Museum of Nature and Science near the lake. May 20: 6 a.m - City Park, East side of Ferril Lake. Half Marathon: 6:45 a.m. East Side of Ferril Lake and running through the zoo.

Parkinson walk the vitality walk

June 3, 8 a.m. -registration, 9 a.m. walk 10 a.m. - resource fair. Wash Park, Denver. Registration $30/adult; $10 child (ages 5-14). Register: ParkinsonRockies. org/VitalityWalk.

America’s Role in WWI: Aerial Warfare

The Home Front Cares May 21, 2 p.m. In conjunction with Veterans Cup Charity Golf the 100th anniversary of WWI Dr. Jack Tournament Ballard will look behind today’s somewhat romanticized WWI aerial combat at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. He will present the challenges pilots faced in flying their flimsy, wood and canvas covered aircraft, and the fierce air battles that raged with German warplanes. He will illustrate the personal experiences of American airman.

June 7, Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, one of the Best 150 courses in the U.S. Presented by RE/MAX. Five-star brunch and dinner catered. Proceeds go to benefit The Home Front Cares and its mission to provide emergency financial grants for military and veteran families in need in Colorado. To register: visit

George Allen Golf Tournament

June 8, Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 W. Oxford Ave., Englewood. Registration: 6:45 a.m.; Free Driving Range, 7 a.m.; Shotgun Start, 7:45 a.m. $110/person includes breakfast snacks, golf cart, range balsa taco bar lunch and two drink tickets. Registration due by May 30. Mail to Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, 3501 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor, Englewood, CO 80113.

Museum After Dark Gala

June 8, 6:30 p.m. cocktails, progressive dinner and silent auction. 9 p.m., the clock strikes GLOW followed by a short-lived auction. 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. After Dark Soiree hosted by the museum’s young professionals with live entertainment, dancing, cocktails and dessert. Event cochairs, Mathew and Priya Burkett and John and Katie Levisay. Cocktail attire. Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

The Kempe 2018 TOPGOLF Challenge

June 26, 4-7 p.m. TOPGOLF - 10601 E. Easter Ave., Centennial. Golf for all skill levels. Info: Denise Jendrusch at jendrusch. or 303-864-5308.


Mother’s Milk Bank babycafe’

May 18, 10, a.m. - 1 p.m. Grand Opening of Mothers’Milk Bank’s new Baby Cafe.’ A safe and cozy place where new and expecting parents can gather to support one another on their breast-feeding journey while receiving free guidance and tips from a breast-feeding specialist. 5394 Marshall St., Suite 400, Arvada. RSVP:


Date Change for May Meeting

May 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Socialize with friends: 9-9:30 a.m. Program Bill Banta - “A Tribute to Veterans.” Banta was admitted to the Colorado State and Federal Courts in 1973 and has practiced as a proficient Colorado attorney since 1974. He served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Merchant Marines from 1969-1971. He is owner of Bill Banta Law. Meeting at Aurora Assn. of Realtors, 14201 E. Evans Dr., Aurora. Bagels, donuts and coffee. $5/ person.

Special Election for Englewood’s District 1

May 22. Feb. 12, Englewood City Council has established May 22, for a special election for the voters of District 1 to elect an individual to serve the remainder of the term of the seat vacated by Joe Jefferson. Informational candidate packets are available to pick up from the city clerk’s office and available on the city’s website. Nomination petitions are also available and due by 5 p.m. March 12. Questions: or call Stephanie Carlile at 303-762-2405.

Western Conservative Summit


Summer Book Club and Vacation Bible School

May 20 deadline to sign up to receive a copy of “Just Like Jackie” by Lindsey Stoddard. Recommended for readers ages 8-12. The first meeting is June 27 for discussion and ice cream sundaes. Sponsored by the Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd. July 9-12 registration is open for Vacation Bible School. To guarantee a t-shirt, register by June 11 at

Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School at Greenwood

June 4-7, 1st -5th grade students at Greenwood Community Church, 5600 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village. A fun-filled week packed with games, songs, treats and Bible lessons. Register online at Cost $35.

Zimbabwe Mission Partnership

June 3, Elephant Rock Cycling Festival Fundraiser. The eight-mile ride has been established for people of all ages. Registration cost $30. Register at Let Beth Hamstra at bhamstra@wpcdenver. lrg know when you’ve registered. Sponsored by Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd.


Unite to Fight Animal Cancer

Through May 31. The campaign raises funds for research on how to prevent, diagnose earlier and treat animal cancers. For every gift Blue Buffalo Company will match dollar for dollar up to $75,000. Info: sanders-vie@

Children’s Museum 45th Birthday Bash

June 1, 6 p.m. Event chairs Amy Figge and Jenny Walsh. Tickets: 303-561-0104 or visit

Glow Museum After Dark Signature Gala

June 8. Delve into the world of living things that blink glow, flash, and shine! Strolling party format at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Co-Chairs, Matthew and Priya Burkett and John and Katie Levisay.

Colorado Classic to Benefit TAPS

June 16, Saluting Our Fallen Heroes, Songwriters Show and Dinner featuring Pam Tillis. Grove’s Family ranch at Cherry Creek. Live auction and BBQ by the Coors Cowboy Club “Chuckwagon Crew.” Tillis is a two-time Grammy Award and Country Music Award winner with six #1 hits and three platinum albums. Her critically acclaimed album, It’s All Relative, was a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis. Tickets: 303-696-0450.


Kent Denver School June 8-9, Colorado Convention Campus closed for Center. Two days of speakers, workshops, graduation policy analysis, panels, networking, exhibitor trade show, inspiration and more. Confirmed speakers: Kirk Cameron, Diamond and Silk, the House Freedom Caucus, Sen. Cory Gardner, Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, Frank Gaffney, John Andrews, Laura Carno, Michael Farris, John Stonestreet, U.S. Navy Seal Chad Williams and others. Early bird pricing until April 30, 11:59 p.m. Tickets: 303-963-3157.

June 5 the school will be open only to invited guests. Kent Denver School is located at 4000 E. Quincy Ave., Englewood. Questions: 303-770-7660.


9th Annual Cara Cup Challenge

May 21, Cherry Creek Country Club. Info: therewith or 303-447-2273.

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Saving bees one hive at a time: The basics of backyard beehives

Scientists and environmentalists have been warning the public for years that honeybees are disappearing at alarming rates. Scientists were initially uncertain in regard to what was decimating bee populations. Even though no single cause is to blame, data has pointed to pesticide use and the mysterious colony collapse disorder, which is a name given to the dwindling colonies seen around the world. National Geographic News says bees are essential because of their roles as pollinators. Agriculture industries rely on honeybees, especially managed honeybees, to keep commercial crops pollinated and productive. Estimates indicate that roughly one-third of U.S. crops rely on honeybees — accounting for more than $15 billion in crop production. Without bees, the costs of everything from blueberries to apples to broccoli would rise, as farmers would have to use a different, more expensive pollination method. Even though backyard beehives or bee farms may not be crucial to consumer agriculture, bringing healthy colonies back to various areas is beneficial to the environment overall. The art of beekeeping has become an important endeavor, and just about anyone with some time and resources can start their own apiary. • Start by studying bees. Interested beekeepers can be-

Memorial Day weekend travel tips

or town ordinances, potential beekeepers will know how many hives are allowed and which type of property sizes are amenable and allowable. • Get the right supplies. Research can help prospective beekeepers understand the type of equipment they will need. One can purchase this equipment, but some beekeeping organizations may be willing to lend or rent it to interested parties. Hive boxes, bottom boards, a veil, a jacket, a smoker, and a top feeder are just some of the supplies needed. • Order bees. Bees can be acquired from other beekeeping enthusiasts or can be ordered online. The bees will need to consist of the queen, drones and worker bees. According to the resource Bees Brothers, a starter set of bees is called a “nuc.” Bee suppliers start selling in the winter for spring swarms. • Place the hive. It’s important to set up hives away from foot traffic. In addition, face hives away from strong winds, with the ideal directions being east and south. Hives need sunshine and some shade on summer afternoons, advises BackYardHive. With time, homeowners can become successful beekeepers and do their part to replenish much-needed bee colonies.

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. In 2017, the automotive group AAA estimated that 40 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more on Memorial Day weekend. Those estimates also projected that 34.6 million vehicles would be used to make those trips. Often referred to as “the unofficial beginning of summer,” Memorial Day and the weekend that precedes it has become synonymous with beach trips and backyard barbecues. Travelers who want to avoid traffic jams and ensure their weekends get off on the right foot can benefit from employing these three travelsavvy strategies.

Reasons to embrace cycling now

2. Take public transportation. Travelers who can’t take an extra day off or leave work early the Friday before Memorial Day may want to con-

As warm temperatures return, many people renew their interest in spending time outdoors. Spring and summer are peak times of year to enjoy the great outdoors. A popular activity in spring, summer and fall, cycling benefits the mind and body in various ways.

Mind One of the more common mental health benefits of exercise is that working up a sweat can help alleviate physical and mental stress. Reducing stress is important for overall health and can reduce a person’s risk of developing certain illnesses. Cycling is a great way to get outdoors, meet people and see the scenery. Getting outside to exercise also can reduce anxiety and depression. A study conducted in 2007 by researcher Charles Hillman indicated that exercise boosts brain power and may be able to stave off Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly. Dr. Phil Tomporowski has studied how children with ADHD may be

Even though backyard beehives or bee farms may not be crucial to consumer agriculture, bringing healthy colonies back to various areas is beneficial to the environment overall. The art of beekeeping has become an important endeavor, and just about anyone with some time and resources can start their own apiary.

gin their journey by reading all they can on beekeeping. The American Bee Journal or backyard beekeeping books and articles are great places to start. Local beekeeping associations also are invaluable resources for information on local bee species and traits. • Know the laws. It’s important to get the go-ahead from local authorities before introducing bees into the community. By checking city

positively affected by bike riding, and how control issues were improved without the use of medication.

Body The Victoria State Department Better Health Channel says that cycling for health and fitness is a good idea. Riding a bicycle is a low-impact form of exercise for people of all ages. Cycling can be fun and doesn’t require expensive equipment. Cycling generally causes less strain on joints and other areas of the body because it is lowimpact. However, cycling provides enough resistance to be an effective muscle workout. People who want to improve their cardiovascular health and manage their weight can turn to cycling to achieve their goals. Cycling raises one’s metabolic rate to help the body burn fat when combined with a healthy diet. Cycling Weekly says cycling burns between 400 and 1,000 calories an hour, depending on the intensity of a ride and the rider’s weight. Individuals can modify the distance

and intensity of a cycling workout to suit their fitness goals. Disease risk and adverse health outcomes can be reduced by hopping on a bike. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow examined more than 260,000 individuals over the course of five years. The study found that cycling to work can cut a rider’s risk of developing heart disease or cancer in half. Those eager to get started on cycling are encouraged to begin slowly, especially if it has been awhile since they last exercised. It’s also important to find the right-sized bicycle to reduce strain and injury. A full-service bike shop can help bike shoppers find one that is the right height and frame size for the rider’s body. The height of the handlebars and the seat also can be adjusted for comfort. Always consult with a physician before exercise to ensure that the regimen is safe. Those with prior injuries or health problems should be doubly careful, though cycling is generally safe for beginners.

1. Start the weekend early. In its “State of American Vacation 2017” survey, Project: Time Off found that 662 million vacation days were unused in 2016. People traveling for Memorial Day who typically leave some vacation days on the table can start their weekends early this year. Many offices close early the Friday before Memorial Day, and workers who aren’t so lucky may just leave work early, meaning Friday afternoon traffic figures to be heavy. By leaving Thursday afternoon or evening, travelers can avoid the Friday rush to the beach.

sider taking public transportation to their beach destinations instead of driving themselves. In 2016, the U.S.-based data firm Inrix noted that a trafficfree Friday jaunt from New York City to Long Island’s East end would take 90 minutes, while the same trip would take three hours and 40 minutes on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Travelers who can’t leave early can save themselves from the stress of holiday traffic jams by letting someone else do the navigating. 3. Be patient and depart on Saturday morning. Travelers who can be patient may find that waiting to depart for their destinations until Saturday can save them from dealing with much of the stress of traveling on Memorial Day weekend. The benefits of being patient may depend on where travelers live, as the Inrix study noted that Friday was the busiest day to leave Los Angeles on Memorial Day weekend, while San Diego residents tended to deal with the most traffic on Saturday. An added benefit of waiting until Saturday is the likelihood that such travelers will not return home until Tuesday, avoiding traffic on Monday, which tends to be the busiest return travel day of the weekend. Memorial Day weekend travel tends to be hectic. But savvy travelers with some flexibility can take steps to make their trips less stressful.

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A comprehensive guide to products and services for active & vibrant senior adults

New shingles vaccine provides better protection for seniors

in the form of shingles. In the U.S., almost one out of every three people will develop shingles during their lifetime. While anyone who’s had chickenpox can get shingles, it most comDear Susan, monly occurs in people Yes! If you’re 50 over age 50, along with or older, there’s a new people who have weakshingles vaccine on the ened immune systems. market that’s far supeBut you can’t catch BY JIM MILLER rior to the older vaccine, shingles from someone so now is a great time to else. get inoculated. Here’s what you Early signs of the disease should know. include pain, itching or tingling Shingles, also known as herbefore a blistering rash appears pes zoster, is a burning, blisterseveral days later, and can last ing, often excruciating skin rash up to four weeks. The rash typithat affects around 1 million cally occurs on one side of the Americans each year. The same body, often as a band of blisters virus that causes chickenpox that extends from the middle of causes shingles. What happens your back around to the breastis the chickenpox virus that most bone. It can also appear above people get as kids, never leaves an eye or on the side of the face the body. It hides in the nerve or neck. cells near the spinal cord and, In addition to the rash, about for some people, emerges later 20 to 25 percent of those who

get shingles go on to develop severe nerve pain (postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN) that can last for months or even years. And in rare cases, shingles can also cause strokes, encephalitis, spinal cord damage and vision loss.

Farm or Laboratory

flavored cream cheese for breakfast. The speaker blew me away with her simplicity and exuberance for health and wellness. It wasn’t about what not to eat. It was about eating and savoring real food. Real food is defined as grown or raised rather than processed. She told this story about being with


Dear Savvy Senior, A good friend of mine got a bad case of shingles last year and has been urging me to get vaccinated. Should I? Suspicious Susan

Last weekend I attended Camp Experience, where amazing professional and entrepreneurial women gather to learn and do good for the world. The Health Summit was hosted at St. Anthony’s North Health Campus. When I learned that a nutritionist was

going to be one of the speakers, I lamented to my colleague. “If one more person tells me what I can’t eat, I am going to scream.” Needless to say, I was not too jazzed about listening to a food expert especially having just had a big fat bagel smeared with

New shingles vaccine The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new vaccine for shingles called Shingrix (see, which provides much better protection than the older vaccine, Zostavax. Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Shingrix is 97 percent effective in preventing shingles in people 50 to 69 years old, and 91 percent effective in those 70 and older. By comparison, Zostavax is 70 percent effective in your 50s; 64 percent effective in your 60s; 41 percent effective in your 70s; and 18 percent effective in your 80s.

You’re worth it.

Shingrix is also better than Zostavax in preventing nerve pain that continues after a shingles rash has cleared – about 90 percent effective versus 65 percent effective. Because of this enhanced protection, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 50 and older, receive the Shingrix vaccine, which is given in two doses, two to six months apart. Even if you’ve already had shingles, you still need these vaccinations because reoccurring cases are possible. The CDC also recommends that anyone previously vaccinated with Zostavax be revaccinated with Shingrix. You should also know that Shingrix can cause some adverse side effects for some people, including muscle pain, fatigue, headache, fever and upset stomach. Shingrix – which costs

around $280 for both doses – is (or will soon be) covered by insurance including Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, but be aware that the shingles vaccines are not always well covered. So before getting vaccinated, call your plan to find out if it’s covered, and if so, which pharmacies and doctors in your area you should use to insure the best coverage. Or, if you don’t have health insurance or you’re experiencing medical or financial hardship, you might qualify for GlaxoSmithKline’s Patient Assistance Program, which provides free vaccinations to those who are eligible. For details, go to Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

her son in the grocery store. The child was whining that he wanted the Spiderman cereal. Instead of saying no, she went over to the box of cereal, sat on the floor with him and told him that they were going to play a little game called, “Farm or Laboratory.” She read each ingredient on the box, her son had to tell her if the ingredient was from the farm or laboratory. When she read the last ingredient, only one of the contents of the box, was from the farm, the rest from a laboratory in the form of additives and flavorings. The child decided that he no longer wanted the Spiderman cereal. She did this game with her children often.

Soon they were laboratory and farm savvy and they choose, on their own, to eat real food. So, what’s is up with additives and flavorings? There are more than 75 additives and hundreds of flavorings to make food prettier, creamier, tastier, and stay fresher longer and this doesn’t even include sugar, salt and fat. Some of these ingredients are more harmful than others. Research informs us that eating too much of these ingredients can rewire the brain and change its circuitry. Yikes! It’s just too much to think about. What this nutritionist was saying is all you have to remember is three words, eat real food. That is the simplest diet I have ever heard. What I loved about this lecture was not just the information imparted, but how the speaker created a game to teach this. This strategy of creating games and curiosity is how we, at the Center for Relationship Education, teach relationship development skills for families, friendship, romantic attachments and in the workplace. Utilizing interactive, engaging activities that apply to issues of the heart captivates the learner. Everyone wants to have loving, connected, respectful relationships. Many of us are so used to “additives and flavorings,” we can’t even discern if we are in one. What we teach is real essentials for authentic relationships which is kind of like real food for the heart. To learn more email: joneen@myrelationshipcenter. org or visit myrelationship

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13th Annual Hattitude spoke volumes DCPA President & CEO Janice Sinden, Denver Art Museum Deputy Director & CMO Andrea Kalivas Fulton, DCPA Trustee Patty Baca and SCL Health VP & Chief Development Officer Megan Mahncke

Thirteen years ago, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) launched a first of its kind initiative, an endowment fund to support the work of women in the theatre. In that same year, DCPA launched Women with Hattitude, a luncheon with proceeds going directly into that endowment fund which has contributed more than $600,000 to the Women’s Voices Fund now valued at $1.5 million. “Women are the backbone of American Theatre,” said Christy Montour Larson of the Women’s Voices Fund. She was one of the first women to direct at DCPA and 22 directors followed. The fund has enabled DCPA Theatre Company to produce 30 plays by women, commission 19 playwrights and has contributed to 13 world premier plays by women. Entertainment, before the Parade of Hats for judging, was a song performed by former Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Award winner Charlotte Movizzo, Hat contest winners were: Debra Mueller Hruza – Vintage Beauty, Nathalia Faribault – I Made it Myself, Cyndy Marsh – Fabulous Fascinator, Toni Glynon – High Society, Regan Linton – Wildly Whimsical, Ruby Houston – Exquisitely Elegant and Diane Foster – Best Derby hat. Major sponsors besides Denver Center Alliance (fundraising arm of DCPA) were Jack and Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons, Macy’s, Ray and Denise Belluci, Margot and Allan Frank and Mariel.

Denver Center Alliance President Pam Sletten and Deborah Massa

DCPA Trustee Judi Wolf and DCPA Director of Development David Zupancic Janice Sinden with DCPA Chairman Martin Semple

Hattitude 2018 Chairs Terri Fisher and Murri Bishop RIGHT: BJ Dyer had meat cleaver blood spots everywhere, except on his hat! BELOW: Mrs. Colorado Lauren Campbell Photos by Scottie Taylor Iverson

Nathalia Faribault whose flamingo won “I Made it Myself”.

Cyndy Marsh won for “Fabulous Fascinator”.

Macy’s Cherry Creek Manager Shama Dhanecha announced the Parade of Hats

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Ms. Colorado Senior pageant Saturday, May 26, at Lone Tree Arts Center


The reigning Queen Ms. Senior America 2017, Carolyn Slade Harden will not

only be attending the competition for Ms. Colorado Senior, but she will be performing. Carolyn sang with Dionne Warwick, Dee

Dee Warwick and Cissy Houston in the gospel group, the Gospelaires and the Drinkard Ensemble. She was also part of a New York City area session singing team for writers such as Burt Bacharach and Hal David and supplied background vocals for artists such as the Drifters, Solomon

Burke and Garnet Mimms. Twelve talented senior women aged 60-92 years will compete onstage Saturday, May 26, at Lone Tree Arts Center beginning at 2 p.m. They are: Sharon Cahlan – Castle Rock, Carmen Cavoto – Lakewood, Delores Clark – Denver, Cheryl Gilliland

– Aurora, Janie Howell – Highlands Ranch, Judy Huff – Aurora, Dr. Linda Lister – Denver, Eileen LuKanic – Lakewood, Gayle Novak – Englewood, Linda Ross - Arvada, Judy Whalen – Denver and Kathleen Zahller – Thornton. In addition, Colorado State Pageant Admin-

istrator of the nonprofit, Rene Green, announced that Colorado Queen Michelle Rahn, who was also the 2004 national titleholder and Tony David of WildeFire will be master of ceremonies of the event. Admission tickets are on sale at Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree. Call 720-509.1000.

Three-day High Tea Party at Carla’s Carla’s staff and party partners donned chapeaux for the High Tea: (seated) Diane Lessnau (Soignee Elegant Attire), Kathy Piquette, Susan Jay and Angie Hilmes; (standing) Judy Adams, Shannon McElroy, Kaitlyn Thomas (Soignee Elegant Attire), Carla McElroy, Kelly Carter, Michelle Moriarity and Debbie LaBrantHartung (LipBar Custom Cosmetics).

RIGHT: The reigning Ms. Senior America Carolyn Slade Harden BELOW: Sharon Parry, Ms. Colorado Senior America 2017 Jeannine Montgomerie and Rene Green

Carla’s A Classic Design continued the hat season and pampered guests with a threeday spring shopping celebration just before Mother’s Day. The opulent showroom, in Streets of Southglenn, unveiled a completely new “set” of furniture

vignettes and gift selections to reflect the season. Since May is skin cancer awareness month, a portion of sales went to Rocky Mountain Scleroderma Foundation. Soignee Elegant Attire was on hand with a trunk show from local designer Kaitlyn Thomas

and Debbie LaBrant-Hartung had a station for makeovers from her line LipBar Custom Cosmetics. Artfully displayed, of course, teas, tea sandwiches, scones, and all the trimmings were irresistible in the consultation/conference room.

Denver Area Panhellenic presents awards at Annual Spring Luncheon

in Marketing The alumand Mathematnae organizaics. Although tion representshe maintains ing over two a 4.0 GPA in dozen nationthe University al fraternities Honors Profor women gram, she feels - Denver Area balance in life Panhellenic is important. (DAP) is in She is also its 110th year. a four-time At its Annual Hornbeck Awards LunScholar recipicheon, three ent. over-achievIt was an all French theme to honor Renee Verspoor, Alpha DAP’s ing alumnae Phi, outgoing DAP president. Woman of women were award winners and two remarkthe Year is based on 70 percent able collegians each received sorority contributions and 30 $2,500 scholarships. Laney percent community and career. Breidenthal, a sophomore Delta Stacey Slaughter is a former Gamma at DU is working toward president of Denver Area Panhela degree in Criminology and Lelenic and is currently Internagal Studies. She has been on the tional vice president of Finance dean’s list and carries an impresfor Delta Zeta and has numerous sive 3.86 GPA while embodying other titles and held various other the Delta Gamma motto, Do offices as well. She received Good. Abigail Hodell, a sophoDZ’s Achoth Award and Cherry more Alpha Phi at DU expects to Creek High School inducted her graduate in 2020 with B.S.B.A. into their DECA Hall of Fame. in Business Analytics and minors She is a member of Colorado

Society of CPAs and Women in Cable Television. Cherry Hills Village Council member Katy Brown won the Alumnae Achievement Award based on 70 percent career/community and 30 percent sorority. A graduate of MIT, she is an Alpha Chi Omega and has served locally and nationally. She is the founder and owner of Visionary Consulting and is a trustee for the Colorado Ballet. Her honors include one of Denver Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2011 and received the Junior League’s

President’s Cup in 2014. In 2016, she ran for Colorado State Representative. Chosen by the DAP

Delegation, Kendy Blake – Alpha Sigma Alpha won the Spirit Award.

ABOVE: Event Chairs Deirdre Nalven and Natalie Boldt of Alpha Phi with scholarship winners Laney Breidenthal, Delta Gamma and Abigail Hodell, Alpha Phi both from the University of Denver. LEFT: Stacey Slaughter, Delta Zeta - DAP Woman of the Year, Katy Brown, Alpha Chi Omega - DAP Alumnae Achievement Award winner and Spirit Award winner Kendy Blake, Alpha Sigma Alpha delegate.

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Honoree Nick Hilger, Phyllis VanderArk, Honoree Dr. Gary VanderArk, Honoree Kay Phillips and Fred Timmerman Photos by Scottie Taylor Iverson Honorees Bill and Leslie Vollbracht

HealthONE and Swedish Medical Center presenting sponsors for Colorado Neurological Institute’s 30th Anniversary Gala

Honorees Dr. Richard and Linda VG Kelley

CNI Executive Director Tami Lack Crawford and Ryan Simpson COO of Swedish Medical Center VIP Colorado Neurological Institute supporters Craig Fleishman, Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons and board member Yata Williams with Honorees LaFawn Biddle and Mary White

Auctioneer Doug Tisdale and Emcee Scottie Taylor Iverson

Honoree Dr. Charles Livesey, CNI Development Director Sheila Kutzer

Former board member Arlene Mohler Johnson with guests Don and Kitty Gregg. Kent Denver Quincy Avenue Rhythm Band entertained to the audience’s delight.

CNI Board members Corinne Lengsfeld, Marla Mason, Board Chair Troy Talbert and his wife Allison

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Ballet Guild mingles for luncheon Denver Ballet Guild members met and mingled on a sunny April day for the annual spring luncheon at Columbine Country Club. Dancers from Hannah Kahn treated attendees to a series of lively performances. Gina Klawitter displayed her artworks, Alive on Canvas, while member shopped at the Swoozies pop up store. Thanks to party planners Pam Baukus, Missy Stolberg and Beth Murphy. For more information about the Denver Ballet Guild go to our website at Photos by Kathy Wells

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RIGHT: Gov. John Hickenlooper was the keynote speaker. RIGHT, CENTER: Kellen Pucher, strategic transportation expert with Panasonic. FAR RIGHT: Kelly Brough, president and CEO Denver Metro Chamber Photos by Dave Anderson, InSync Photography + Design

State of the State announces productive legislative session and transportation initiatives accelerating at lightning speed BY JUDY CARLSON


Over 700 metro area business leaders and elected officials attended the 17th annual Denver Metro Chamber’s 2018 State of the State luncheon held May 11 at the Hilton Denver City Center. They were among the first to hear from the governor following the close of the Colorado legislative session on May 9. Denise Burgess, Denver Metro Chamber (DMC) chair of the board and CEO of Burgess Services, welcomed the guests with her opening comments. The Robert Blankenship Heart Award was presented by Geoff Barker, managing director of JPMorgan Chase, to Bob

Hottman, founding partner of EKS&H. Hottman is an executive who is great and thoughtful, bridges the gap between financial and non-financial, always takes your call, and is a leader who is “all in.” Presenting sponsor Roberta Robinette, Colorado state president of AT&T, stressed the important role of the DMC in the state as a strong and unified voice. She commented, “Colorado’s economy is not to be taken for granted.” Keynote speaker, Gov. John Hickenlooper, delivering his last speech as governor to a DMC audience, credited this legislative session as the most productive. He recapped many achievements

saying, “We did the most amount of good for the most amount of people.” His goals of restoring honesty and trust, implementing the best idea no matter where it originated and softening the boundary lines were met. The governor closed his address commenting, “This is my favorite job. I’ve been governor

for eight years. Who’s hiring?” Mizraim Cordero, VP of government affairs of the DMC, introduced the next two speakers. Rutt Bridges is the executive director of Understanding Distruption, Inc., and Kellen Pucher is the director of strategic initiatives – smart mobility at Panasonic. Bridges and Pucher conducted a fast-paced back-and-forth discussion on the innovative technologies of transportation and mobility in the future. Currently there is a massively disruptive cycle where driverless cars are changing the quality and condition of the transportation infrastructure. President and CEO of the DMC, Kelly Brough, closed the

luncheon by presenting a synopsis of wins for the business community at the Capitol. These included broadband, reclaimed water, PERA, transportation funding and options for keeping college affordable. Brough reported that Colorado consistently scores well above average as a great place to start a business and to raise a family, entrepreneurism, safe place to live, community spirit and optimism. Colorado Mesa University’s Social Research Center has completed the 2018 Colorado State of the State survey. Results will be posted at For an advance copy, please email

FAR LEFT: Roberta Robinette, AT&T presenting sponsor LEFT, CENTER: Geoff Barker, managing director of JPMorgan Chase presented Robert Blankenship Heart Award to Bob Hottman with Denise Burgess, chair of Denver Metro Chamber board of directors LEFT: Rutt Bridges, strategic transportation expert of Understanding Disruption




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TREASURER NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple of Rockies, Sridhar Babu Thummalapenta, Utes Real Estate Company, Kristina E. Patterson, U.S. Bank National Association, Arapahoe County Public Trustee, Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 6th day of November, 2014, A.D., the then County Treasurer of the County of Arapahoe, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to FIG Capital Investments CO13 LLC, the following described real estate situate in the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, to-wit: LOT 4 FULTON VALLEY PROFESSIONAL OFFICES SUB and said County Treasurer issued a Certificate of Purchase therefore to FIG Capital Investments CO13 LLC; That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent general taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2013; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple of Rockies for said year 2013; That said FIG Capital Investments CO13 LLC, on the 23rd day of October, 2017, the present holder of said Certificate, who has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said FIG Capital Investments CO13 LLC, on or about the 18th day of September, 2018, A.D., unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 10th day of May, 2018, A.D. Sue Sandstrom Treasurer Arapahoe County Published in The Villager First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Legal # 8297 ____________________________

ARAPAHOE COUNTY ARAPAHOE COUNTY NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT To whom it may concern: This notice is given with regard to items in the custody of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office that have been released for public auction. The Sheriff’s Office will release numerous items including but not limited to, bicycles, jewelry, audio/ visual equipment, automotive parts, tools, sports equipment (such as camping, rafting, skiing gear, etc.), household goods and other items of personal property to a private auction company identified as and/or Roller Auction. These items will be released for on-line bidding on the last Tuesday of each month for Roller Auction and the last day of the month for Propertyroom. com. Both auctions are open to the public.

____________________________ Arapahoe County, Colorado Housing and Community Development Services PUBLIC NOTICE Arapahoe County’s Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) staff is inviting public comment from 5/18/18 through 06/3/2018 regarding a substantial amendment to the 2017 Annual Action Plan and the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The substantial amendment is adding one project to the 2017 Annual Action Plan: 1. Funding Family Tree – Generational Opportunities to Achieve Long-Term Success (GOALS). Funding for this project will be used to rehabilitate buildings on the former Excelsior Youth Center campus that will be used by Family Tree to provide the GOALS program to County residents. The rehabilitation will focus on bringing the buildings up to code and replacing key integral building components and fixtures to ensure the required Certificate of Occupancy will be obtained, e.g. replacing/upgrading water heaters, plumbing, HVAC, electrical etc…Up to $200,000 in CDBG funds will be used to fund this project. The Substantial Amendment draft will be available for review by any interested parties or agencies beginning 5/18/2018 through 06/03/2018; individual requests for copies of the Substantial Amendment, as well as the submission of comments, can be made and/ or delivered by contacting Liana Escott at lescott@arapahoegov. com, or (303) 738-8066, or Jeremy Fink at, or (303) 738-8062, or 1690 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 300, Littleton, CO 80120, Attn: Liana Escott or Attn: Jeremy Fink. Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8299 ____________________________ ARAPAHOE COUNTY COLORADO PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS May 17, 2018 Arapahoe County: Housing and Community Development Services 1690 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 300 Littleton, CO 80120 NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Arapahoe County Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake the following project: City of Littleton – W. Prentice Avenue Sidewalk Reconstruction. This project will remove public infrastructure barriers that limit access to public facilities and resources, particularly Progress and Cornerstone Park. The project will reconfigure existing curb ramps and sidewalks along the north side of W. Prentice Avenue to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Up to $114,750 in CDBG funds will be used to fund this project. The activities proposed are categorically excluded subject to 58.5 under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Arapahoe County HCDS, 1690 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 300, Littleton, CO 80120 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M.

Matt Crane, Clerk to the Board

PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Arapahoe County HCDS, 1690 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 300, Littleton, CO 80120, or, or (303) 738-8040. All comments received by Sunday, May 27, 2018 will be considered by Arapahoe County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8296


If any citizen believes they have property in the possession of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office that can be identified, and for which they can show proof of ownership associated with a written report that has been filed with the Sheriff’s Office prior to this announcement, can contact the evidence section of the Sheriff’s Office.

that the Arapahoe County Community Resources Director (acting under the authorization of the Board of County Commissioners) consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Arapahoe County to use Program funds.


OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Arapahoe County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Arapahoe County; (b) Arapahoe County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), Region VIII, CPD Office at 1670 Broadway Street, Denver, CO 80202. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Notice is hereby given that the Arapahoe County Purchasing Division will be accepting proposals for the purchase of a Prisoner Extradition for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Don Klemme, Community Resources Director (Certifying Officer, acting under the authorization of the Board of County Commissioners) Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8300 ____________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IN RE THE ORGANIZATION OF ILIFF AVENUE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there was filed with the County Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, Colorado, a Service Plan and related documents for the proposed Iliff Avenue Metropolitan District. The Service Plan and related documents are now on file in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder and are available for public inspection. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that by Order of the Board of County Commissioners of Arapahoe County, Colorado, a public hearing on such Service Plan and related documents will be held at 5334 S. Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, at 9:30 a.m. on June 12, 2018. The purpose of the public hearing shall be to consider the adequacy of the Service Plan of the proposed Iliff Avenue Metropolitan District and to form a basis for adopting a Resolution approving, conditionally approving, or disapproving the Service Plan. Iliff Avenue Metropolitan District is located entirely within Arapahoe County, Colorado, and is generally bounded on the south by East Iliff Avenue, on the east by South Yosemite Street and on the north by East Warren Street, as described on Exhibit A, below. In accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 32-1-203(3.5), C.R.S., the owner of any real property within the proposed Iliff Avenue Metropolitan District may submit to the Board of County Commissioners of Arapahoe County, Colorado, no later than ten (10) days prior to the date of hearing, a request that such property be excluded from the proposed District. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO EXHIBIT A LOT 1, BLOCK 1, HIGHLINE CREEK ESTATES PLAT BK ___, PAGE ___; RECORDED ON ___________, 2018, AT RECEPTION NO. __________; ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO and

Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8303 ____________________________ ARAPAHOE COUNTY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP-18-34 PRISONER EXTRADITION

All Arapahoe County solicitations can be obtained from the County’s website. The Request For Proposal (RFP-18-34) document can be obtained by going to the Arapahoe County website www.arapahoegov. com, then go to the Finance Department, and under the Finance Department select Purchasing then go to the Quick Link for the Rocky Mountain ePurchasing website. Submittals must be received in the Purchasing Division, located at 5334 South Prince Street, 4th Floor, Littleton, CO 80120, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on June 14, 2018. The County reserves the right to waive any or all informalities or irregularities and to reject any or all submittals. Matt Crane, Clerk to the Board Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8308 ____________________________ ARAPAHOE COUNTY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP-18-46 ARAPAHOE COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY NEEDS & RISK ASSESSMENT Notice is hereby given that the Arapahoe County Purchasing Division will be accepting proposals for the purchase of a Needs and Risk Assessment for the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on May 31, 2018, 2:00 p.m., local time, Arapahoe County Detention Facility, 7375 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112, Emergency Operations Center (EOC). A representative of the Contractor must attend this mandatory conference to qualify to respond to this contract. This will be the only opportunity to view the facility. This includes consultants. Contractors who fail to arrive at the pre proposal conference at the scheduled starting time (our clock) shall be considered non responsive and ineligible for award. Please arrive at the facility at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the pre-proposal conference. This will allow enough time to go through security. All Arapahoe County solicitations can be obtained from the County’s website. The Request For Proposal (RFP-18-46) document can be obtained by going to the Arapahoe County website www.arapahoegov. com, then go to the Finance Department, and under the Finance Department select Purchasing then go to the Quick Link for the Rocky Mountain ePurchasing website. Submittals must be received in the Purchasing Division, located at 5334 South Prince Street, 4th Floor, Littleton, CO 80120, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on June 14, 2018. The County reserves the right to waive any or all informalities or irregularities and to reject any or all submittals. Matt Crane, Clerk to the Board Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8309 ____________________________

COURTS DISTRICT COURT ARAPAHOE COUNTY COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S Potomac St. Centennial, CO 80112 Plaintiff: THE HEATHER GARDENS ASSOCIATION, a Colorado non-profit corporation,

Defendants: HELEN E. PETERSEN; KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; SUSAN RYDEN AS PUBLIC TRUSTEE FOR ARAPAHOE COUNTY; SUE SANDSTROM AS TREASURER FOR ARAPAHOE COUNTY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION. Attorneys for Plaintiff: WINZENBURG, LEFF, PURVIS & PAYNE, LLP Gina C. Botti #42005 Wendy E. Weigler, #28419 Address: 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 300 Littleton, CO 80127 Phone Number: (303) 863-1870 Case Number: 18CV030194 Div.: Ctrm.: SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: HELEN E. PETERSEN You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer within 35 days after the service of this Summons upon you. Service of the summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice. This is an action for judicial foreclosure of an assessment lien in and to the real property situated in Arapahoe County, Colorado, more particularly described on Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof. Dated: March 1, 2018 WINZENBURG, LEFF, PURVIS & PAYNE, L.L.P. By: /s/Gina C. Botti Gina C. Botti This Summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4(h), Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure Exhibit A PARCEL A: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY SITUATE IN LOT 1, BLOCK 1, HEATHER GARDENS FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO, TO WIT: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/144TH INTEREST IN AND TO SAID LOT, SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS OF RECORD, INCLUDING SUCH EASEMENTS AS MAY BE SET OUT IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF HEATHER GARDENS AS FILED OR RECORD, EXCLUDING ANY INTEREST IN THE BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT SITUATE ON SAID LOT AND BLOCK ABOVE DESCRIBED IN WHICH APARTMENT AND TOWNHOUSE UNITS ARE SITUATE EXCEPT THE INTEREST IN THE APARTMENT BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT HEREIN CONVEYED. PARCEL 2: ALL OF THAT SPACE OR AREA WHICH LIES BETWEEN THE CEILING AND THE FLOOR, AND THE WALLS OF THE APARTMENT AT 13635 EAST BATES AVENUE, APT. 205 (FOR CONVENIENT REFERENCE NUMBERED AS UNIT 25047 IN BUILDING NO. 201) NOW OR HEREAFTER CONSTRUCTED ON SAID LOT, SAID BUILDING BEING LOCATED SUBSTANTIALLY AS SHOWN ON THE AREA PLAT PLAN FILED OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, IN BOOK 23 AT PAGE 83 & 84. PARCEL 3: AN UNDIVIDED 1/48TH INTEREST IN AND TO THE BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT THEREIN INSTALLED AND APPURTENANT THERETO WITHIN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED AREA OR SPACE IS LOCATED. TOGETHER WITH: (1) THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE THE PATIOS AND BALCONIES, AIR CONDITIONERS, OR OTHER APPLIANCES WITH PROJECT BEYOND THE SPACE OR AREA ABOVE DESCRIBED

AND CONTIGUOUS THERETO. (2) A RIGHT OF WAY IN COMMON WITH OTHERS, FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS TO AND FROM THE PROPERTY ABOVE DESCRIBED. (3) THE RIGHT TO USE STAIRS, HALLS, PASSAGES WAYS AND OTHER COMMON AREAS IN THE BUILDING IN PARCEL 2 ABOVE IN COMMON WITH OWNERS OF SUCH BUILDING INCLUDING THEIR AGENTS, SERVANTS, EMPLOYEES AND INVITEES. (4) THE RIGHT TO USE COMMON AREAS IN SAID LOT IN COMMON WITH OTHER OWNERS OF SPACE OR AREAS IN BUILDINGS NOW OR HEREAFTER CONSTRUCTED IN SAID LOT, EXCEPT THE USE OF THE COMMON AREAS LOCATED IN BUILDING OTHER THAN THAT DESCRIBED IN PARCEL 2, ABOVE, INCLUDING THEIR AGENTS, SERVANTS, EMPLOYEES AND INVITEES. (5) THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE AND OCCUPY PARKING STALL NO. 40 IN PARKING LOT NO. P-1 LOCATED SUBSTANTIALLY AS SHOWN ON THE PROPOSED PLAT AREA PLAN FILED OF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE ABOVE NUMBERED STALL, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known as: 13635 E. Bates Avenue, #205, Aurora, CO 80014. Published in The Villager First Publication: April 19, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8242 ____________________________ DISTRICT COURT ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112 __________________ Plaintiff: HOA OF COBBLESTONE CROSSING IN HEATHERIDGE, a Colorado non-profit corporation, Defendants: MICHAEL A. MICHELOTTI; UNIVERSAL LENDING CORPORATION; SUSAN RYDEN AS PUBLIC TRUSTEE FOR ARAPAHOE COUNTY; SUE SANDSTROM AS TREASURER FOR ARAPAHOE COUNTY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION. _________________ Attorneys for Plaintiff: WINZENBURG, LEFF, PURVIS & PAYNE, LLP Gina C. Botti #42005 Address: 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 300 Littleton, CO 80127 Phone Number: (303) 863-1870 Case Number: 2018CV030455 Div.: Ctrm.: SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: MICHAEL A. MICHELOTTI You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer within 35 days after the service of this Summons upon you. Service of the summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice. This is an action for judicial foreclosure of an assessment lien in and to the real property situated in Arapahoe County, Colorado, more particularly described on Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof. Dated: April 12, 2018 WINZENBURG, LEFF, PURVIS & PAYNE, L.L.P. By: /s/Gina C. Botti Gina C. Botti This Summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4(h), Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure

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Girl Scouts announce Women of Distinction – 10 extraordinary women honored

This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by selection chair Tasha Jones, Woman of Distinction ‘15, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support for Girl Scout leadership programs. The Women of Distinction are: • Janine Davidson, president, Metropolitan State University of Denver • Ruth Fountain Eide, community leader • Therese Ellery, senior program officer, Aging Program, Rose Community Foundation • Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing • Peggy E. Jennings, CPA, partner, Eide Bailly LLP • Lisa Zúñiga Ramirez, principal, senior portfolio manager, Segall Bryant & Hamill • Meshach Rhoades, partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP • Terri Richardson, M.D., Kai— Continued from page 20 — Exhibit A LOT 31, BLOCK 1, HEATHER RIDGE SOUTH SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 12, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known as: 252 13306 E. Asbury Drive, Aurora, CO 80014. Published in The Villager First Publication: April 26, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Legal # 8251 ____________________________ DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, Colorado 80112 (303) 649-6355 Telephone PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, Petitioner, IN THE INTEREST OF: JAELAN SMILEY AND CADENCE SMILEY, Children, and concerning CHANTRELL SMILEY-SPENCER, CARL LOBB AND JASEN MCMURRY, Respondents. Tamra Joanne White, Esq., Reg. #22049 Senior Assistant County Attorney Attorney for Petitioner 14980 East Alameda Drive Aurora, CO 80012 Tel: (303) 636-1884 Fax: (303) 636-1889 Case No: 18JV182 Division: 35 NOTICE OF ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND DEFAULT JUDGMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an Adjudicatory Hearing regarding JASEN MCMURRY is set for June 21, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. in Division 35 at the Arapahoe County District Court, 7305 South Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112. You have the right to be represented by an attorney during these proceedings; if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you. In the event you

ser Permanente Colorado • Tinesha Ross, government and commercial programs, manager, system safety & quality, United Launch Alliance • Becky TakedaTinker, Ph.D., president and CEO of Colorado State UniversityGlobal Campus; and CEO of Beyond Campus Innovations, Inc. an entity of the CSU System Foundation Girl Scouts of Colorado will welcome the Class of 2018 honorees with a private reception June 21, at the Colorado Auto Dealers Association from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The celebration concludes with the thin mint dinner Oct. 2, at Denver Marriott Tech Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes thin mint cocktails and dessert made with thin mints, three-course meal, and event program. Event co-chairs are Brook Kramer, senior VP, senior regional fiduciary manager, Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Woman of Distinction ‘16 and Pat Cortez, senior VP, community affairs manager, community relations and CRA risk management department, Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group, Woman of Distinction ’04.

fail to appear for said hearing at the date and time indicated, the Petitioner, the People of the State of Colorado, will request that the Court enter a default judgment against you and adjudicate the child (ren) dependent and neglected in accordance with the Colorado Children’s Code. Date: May 10, 2018 Tamra Joanne White, Esq., Reg. #22049 Senior Assistant County Attorney Attorney for Petitioner 14980 E. Alameda Dr. Aurora, CO 80012 303-636-1884 (303) 636-1889 FAX Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8294 ____________________________ DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, Colorado 80112 (303) 649-6355 Telephone PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, Petitioner, IN THE INTEREST OF: EMILIANO MEDINA, Child, and concerning BRENDA MEDINA AND OMAR GARCIA, Respondents. Tamra Joanne White, Esq., Reg. #22049 Senior Assistant County Attorney Attorney for Petitioner 14980 East Alameda Drive Aurora, CO 80012 Tel: (303) 636-1884 Fax: (303) 636-1889 Case No: 18JV262 Division: 35 NOTICE OF ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND DEFAULT JUDGMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an Adjudicatory Hearing regarding OMAR GARCIA is set for July 3, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in Division 35 at the Arapahoe County District Court, 7305 South Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112. You have the right to be represented by an attorney during these proceedings;

Division of Insurance announces timeline for review of 2019 health insurance plans Deadline for companies to submit plans and premiums is June 15

The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), has finalized the timeline for health insurance companies to file their plans and premiums for the individual and small group markets for the 2019 plan year. The timeline, which also includes the dates that the DOI will make information public, follows a similar approach as last year. • June 15 - Deadline for

deadline is only a month away, the division started preparing for 2019 back in January,” said Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway. “Like last year, we expect challenges and uncertainty around health insurance. However, our folks will be ready to review everything that comes in this summer.” When available, consumers will be able to view the 2019 submissions from health insurance companies at the Division’s “Health Insurance Filings and Approved Plans” web page.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an Adjudicatory Hearing regarding AVEL CABALLERO and JOHN DOE is set for June 14, 2018, at the hour of 2:00 p.m., in Division 22, at the Arapahoe County District Court, 7305 South Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112. You have the right to be represented by an attorney during these proceedings; if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you. In the event you fail to appear for said hearing at the date and time indicated, the Petitioner will request that the Court enter a default judgment against you and adjudicate the child(ren), dependent and neglected in accordance with the Colorado Children’s Code.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an Adjudicatory Hearing regarding JOHN DOE is set for June 14, 2018 at the hour of 2:00 p.m., in Division 22, at the Arapahoe County District Court, 7305 South Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112. You have the right to be represented by an attorney during these proceedings; if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you. In the event you fail to appear for said hearing at the date and time indicated, the Petitioner will request that the Court enter a default judgment against you and adjudicate the child(ren), dependent and neglected in accordance with the Colorado Children’s Code.

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PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, Petitioner, IN THE INTEREST OF: CARSON BUSCH Child, and concerning JENNIFER BUSCH AND JOHN DOE Respondents. Pax Moultrie, Atty. Reg. #: 37945 Assistant County Attorney 14980 East Alameda Drive Aurora, CO 80012 Phone Number: (303) 636-1895 NOTICE OF ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND DEFAULT JUDGMENT Case No: 18JV23 Division: 22 To The Respondents:

GREENWOOD VILLAGE NOTICE: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO The City of Greenwood Village invites proposals for: Belleview Avenue Median Improvements. The scope of this project involves the design development and preparation of construction documents for the rejuvenation of the existing medians along Belleview Avenue. Professional services will include site analysis, design development process, budget analysis, preparation of preliminary designs and construction documents. Proposals will be received until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Greenwood Village Maintenance Facility, 10001 East Costilla Avenue, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80112. Request for proposals can be obtained from the City of Greenwood Village website at www.greenwoodvillage. com/bids. The City reserves the right to reject

any and all proposals and waive informalities or irregularities therein. Any proposal received as a result of this request is prepared at the consultant’s expense and becomes City property and therefore, public record. Published in The Villager First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8294 ____________________________

SPECIAL DISTRICTS NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PINEY CREEK VILLAGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Piney Creek Village Metropolitan District of Arapahoe County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 32-1-808, C.R.S., that vacancies currently exist on the board of directors of the Piney Creek Village Metropolitan District (“District”). Any qualified, eligible elector of the District interested in filling such vacancies and serving on the board of directors should file a Letter of Interest with the board on or before the close of business on May 27, 2018. Letters of Interest are available and can be obtained from the Piney Creek Village Metropolitan District, c/o Lisa A. Jacoby, Special District Management Services, Inc., 141 Union Boulevard, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80228, (303) 987-0835. PINEY CREEK VILLAGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/Lisa A. Jacoby Secretary Published in The Villager Published: May 17, 2018 Legal # 8298 ____________________________

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Ethiopian performs in Aurora

The cast of Leave it to Beaver.

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Scenes From Suburbia BY REMIND MAGAZINE Life in the suburbs! It doesn’t get any better, according to the sunny view often seen through television, movies and music. TV has often led the charge there. Here we list some of the best warmhearted, feelgood shows and movies, as well as a handful of music hits that captured life in suburbia.

TV Takes On Suburbia

Father Knows Best (1954-60): Jim Anderson (Robert Young), his wife Margaret (Jane Wyatt) and their kids — Bud (Billy Gray), Betty (Elinor Donahue) and Kathy (Lauren Chapin) — provided lots of wholesome humor in this suburban trailblazer. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952-66): Ozzie and Harriet Nelson topped the parenting ranks. The fictional tales of the reallife Nelsons and their sons, David and Ricky, became one of the longest-running family comedies of that time.  My Three Sons (196072): Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurray) and sons Mike (Tim Considine), Robbie (Don Grady) and Chip (Stanley Livingston) offered varied views of suburban life. When Mike left, the “three sons” carried on with Steve adopting Chip’s orphaned friend, Ernie (Barry Livingston). Leave It to Beaver (195763): This show found laughs through Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) and his brother, Wally (Tony Dow). When it came to ideal

suburban parents, they didn’t get much better than Ward (Hugh Beaumont) and June (Barbara Billingsley). The Brady Bunch (196974): Sometimes, life in the suburbs means two families coming together as one, the way Carol (Florence Henderson) and Mike Brady (Robert Reed) united their clans.  Bewitched (1964-72): The suburbs can cast a certain spell, as Darrin Stephens (Dick York) discovered via his wife Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery). York left after five years, but the spell continued with another Darrin (Dick Sargent).

A Few Different Approaches To Suburbia …

Growing Pains (198592): It seemed like a 1980s revival of Father Knows Best, thanks to the fatherly ways of Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke). Family Ties (1982-89): Liberal-minded parents Steven (Michael Gross) and Elyse Keaton (Meredith Baxter) grappled with an opposite force from their conservative son, Alex (Michael J. Fox).  Home Improvement (199199): Sometimes, life in the suburbs just needs “more power” — which Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) delivered.

Sometimes, Nostalgia Highlights The Sunny Side Of Suburbia ... Happy Days (1974-84): The 1950s provided the backdrop for this show’s stories about teenage Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard)

Hanisha Solomon was invited to perform in Aurora May 5 by United Colorado Ethiopian Dialogue Forum (UCEDF). The concert was free to all members of the public and intended to bring more understanding and harmony between various members of the Ethiopian community in Denver. Solomon, is a rising star and a performer based in London, England and has an extraordinary singing talent in Amharic, Oromiffa and Arabic, demonstrating her mastery of several languages. Solomon has a reverberating, somewhat baritone voice unique to herself. Her songs are a mix of Ethiopian -jazz, reggae and soul and are replete with profound substance reflecting social ills and unfairness, among other lyrical contents. Even though her songs are Ethiopian in character, they have transcended beyond the ears of Ethiopians reaching and appealing to thousands of Europeans Africans, and North Americans. Indeed, she and his family and friends. The Wonder Years (198893): The 1960s served as the setting for this retronostalgic yarn about young Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) and his suburban surroundings.  That ’70s Show (19982006): The title pretty well said it all when it came to Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and his teen pals. 

Movies That Basked In Suburban Settings

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960): Suburban life was an idyllic setting in this movie’s tale of a New York couple and their four boys. The film, based on Jean Kerr’s 1957 book, starred Doris Day and David Niven. A 1965-67 TV adaptation featured Pat Crowley and Mark Miller as different characters facing similar issues.  Sixteen Candles (1984): Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall sparkled in this coming-of-age comedy about a girl marking her 16th birthday in a typically suburban way. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986): Matthew Broderick’s stint as a highschool slacker became a huge hit by hitting the right suburban marks. Brought to you by the publishers of ReMIND magazine, a monthly magazine filled with over 95 puzzles, retro features, trivia and comics. Get ReMIND magazine at 70 percent off the cover price, call 1-855-3228784 or visit remindmagazine. com

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has crossed-over with her unusual talent, thus representing Ethiopia in a good light. She is an ambassador of the country of her birth with beauty, kindness and positive dispositions. Solomon has in the past, collaborated with a range of stars such as reggae legend Dennis Bovell, Fermi Kuti and Dadier Awadi. She released her first CD in 2013 and is now working on her second. Solomon has performed at famous venues throughout the world.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Marilu Henner The star dishes on growing up in Chicago with the nuns next door, Taxi, and that amazing memory of hers BY GERRY STRAUSS ReMIND MAGAZINE

She’s knocked our socks off onstage, stolen our hearts on screens of all sizes and taught us how to live happier, healthier lives with her own radio show. From her iconic role on the award-winning TV show Taxi to her more recent appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing With the Stars and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Henner has been making us laugh, cry, think and grow for a long time. With her well-documented autobiographical memory abilities (she is one of only a few people in the world who can recall virtually every detail of her day-to-day life), catching up with her was an exceptional pleasure.

Marilu Henner’s life as a kid growing up in Chicago could be material for a new family sitcom. Here she tells us how she got into show business.

Marilu Henner: My family owned a dancing school in Chicago. It was actually a three-car garage — a fake garage in our backyard. I don’t even think you could get three cars in it. There were six kids in the family, and my parents started the dancing school when I was little. As soon as you were 14 in my family, you got to start teaching dancing and making some extra money. We had 200 students between the ages of 2 and 80, including the nuns from the Catholic school next door, who came over for stretch classes. We had dance recitals and parties, and everybody in the neighborhood knew us. We thought of ourselves as the Kennedys of Logan Square, and we were sort of the center of the neighborhood. Not only did my mother own a dancing school, she also ran a beauty shop out rns with SCAnDAL retu

of our kitchen where, like, 25 women from the neighborhood would come over and get their hair done. The nuns would get their hair cut, or she usually went over to the convent to do that. The kitchen was set up like a hair salon. Upstairs, my mother’s younger brother, lived with 10 cats, two dogs, two birds, a skunk, 150 fish and his boyfriend, Charles. He taught art at the Catholic grammar school next door, and after school, he had art classes going on while the dancing school and the beauty shop were going on. He also would do astrology readings for people. He was kind of the neighborhood astrologist, and he ran a cat hospital on our roof. So, if someone’s cat got sick, he had what looked like a greenhouse, but was really little cat incubators. There were vaporizers and things like that to nurse cats back to health. So, I grew up in a very unusual, colorful way. People ask, “How did you get into show business?” Show business is boring compared to the way I grew up!

Who are some women who have made a positive impact on your career and life?

Well, certainly my mother and my oldest sister. My sister was the queen of all Catholic high schools. I mean, literally the queen of all Catholic high schools. She was beautiful and intelligent and very talented, and she was 10 grades ahead of me, nine and a half years older. But she was always the lead in her school plays, and I was the little kid following her with the script. So, she was a tremendous influence on my early life because I knew I wanted to be an actress because of my big sister, JoAnn. She was my idol.

When you were first cast for Taxi, did you think it had the potential to be a great show?

Well, actually, my memory has taken over everything in my career, but Taxi … for

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sure. Taxi, I’ve been so proud of it. Well, first of all, I have an interesting backstory with Taxi, because I had a contract with CBS. They paid me every month to stay away from the other networks while they found a pilot for me. I was traveling. I was in Rio de Janeiro with John Travolta. I was kind of dating him on and off for years, and we were in Rio, and I just arrived, and they said, “We have a pilot for you. … It’s called The Paper Chase.” There was no FedEx then, and no fax or anything, so I said, “Well, can I do it not as part of my contract since I can’t even read the script? Can I do it as a guest star?” They said, “OK.” I was hoping they

BY DAMIAN HOLBROOK Cheers to American Idol’s judges for good ruling. The reboot hit a high note on April 23 when Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie’s “executive decision” saved drag gem Ada Vox from being voted out of the Top 10 after a dazzling version of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” (Sadly, she went home a week later.)

would say no so that I wouldn’t have to come home. But I got on a plane within 36 hours and flew back to L.A., and did the part as a guest-starring part. And then I honored my CBS contract by doing a pilot called Leonard with Leonard Frey. And then I was freelance, so they had me audition for Taxi. I was 25 at the time. Taxi wanted … a 33-year-old Italian New Yorker with a daughter who was kind of based on an unmarried woman, or Goodbye Girl. Sort of a sassy preteen or early teen, and I was way too young to have that kind of daughter. But the casting director liked me, so he kept bringing me back. … In the meantime, Paper Chase was picked up and my character tested really high, so they offered me a contract. So then Taxi thought, “Uh-oh, do we keep her as Elaine? Do we rewrite Elaine?” But then they said, “We like her so much we’re going to keep her, and we’ll just give her two little kids instead of one teen daughter.” So, that’s kind of what happened. I showed up for the first rehearsal, and by that time, it was already an on-the-air commitment. I knew kind of how special it was to be the only female in this male ensemble. The characters were so rich. … Danny [DeVito] was so special, and when he came out of that cage

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Local Centennial, documentarian wins prestigious Marine Corps award Defense Secretary James Mattis recognized by foundation for his leadership On April 28 the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation honored Steven L. Smith of Centennial, for his outstanding work portraying Marine Corps history, traditions and culture at the foundation’s 2018 Annual Awards Dinner at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. A highlight of the evening was the foundation’s presentation of the Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune Recognition for Exemplary Leadership Award to Secretary of Defense and Retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis. Smith received the Major Norman Hatch Award for his documentary “George W. Ruth,

American Marine WWI.” He also received a medallion adorned with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation logo; and a commemorative brick with his name that will be placed in the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park pathway adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. “The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards program affords us the opportunity to recognize artistic and scholarly work that is remarkable for both its quality and its ability to communicate the unique experience of serving as a United States Marine,” said Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “We thank each of this year’s winners and honorees

Stephen L. Smith of Centennial, (center) received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Major Norman Hatch Award for his documentary “George W. Ruth, American Marine WWI.” The award was presented by Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corp (left) and Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., USMC (Ret), president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (right).

Driver guilty in DUI deaths of 2 motorcyclists in Aurora

An Arapahoe County jury on May 8 determined that a Littleton man was driving drunk and high when he hit and two killed two people on a motorcycle on Labor Day 2016. Matthew Samuel Smith, 58, was found guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide-DUI, among other counts, in the Sept. 5, 2016, deaths of Brandon Dobson, 21, and Breona Knight, 20. “The defendant’s life intersected with the lives of two young people that night, and they ended up dead,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Sugioka told the jury during closing arguments. “There was overwhelming evidence … he killed them because he was driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.” “With alcohol and cocaine running through his body, Smith inexplicably climbed behind the wheel and snuffed out Brandon and Breona’s young lives. Unwilling to take responsibility for the deaths he caused, Smith blamed everybody but himself at trial, including the victims,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “Under Colorado’s weak DUI laws, Smith could still get probation, despite kill-

ing two young members of our community. In an era of Uber and Lyft and taxis and light rail, driving intoxicated in the metro area is selfish, indifferent to the innocent lives on our roads, and — far too often — lethal. Oh yeah, and entirely preventable.” Smith and a passenger were in his 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan traveling southbound on Parker Road in Aurora. Dobson was driving his motorcycle northbound on Parker with Knight as a passenger. Smith attempted to turn left onto East Temple Drive and failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The minivan struck the motorcycle. Dobson was pronounced dead at Parker Adventist Hospital. Knight was pronounced dead at Medical Center of Aurora South. Samples of Smith’s blood drawn 90 minutes after the crash found a blood-alcohol content of 0.54 and presence of cocaine. Police found five empty 50 ml bottles of peppermint schnapps in the van along with drug paraphernalia. Smith was remanded to jail pending sentencing, which is set for July 23.

for their contribution in sharing the Marine Corps legacy.” Judged by Marines and civilian experts, the annual awards are a mark of distinction and achievement for journalists, writers, photographers, artists

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difficulty and importance of accurately telling the Marine Corps story. Many recipients have put themselves in harm’s way to witness firsthand the dangerous work of Marines operating in the world’s most remote locations.

Tragedy changed this man’s heart BY JUDY CARLSON


Creativity, courage, confidence and the cup always full are words that describe Paul Maynard and his passion for helping others succeed through his photography. Maynard grew up in Hunter, N.Y., a beautiful town sitting atop the high peaks of the great northern Catskill Mountains. As a high school senior, he chose photography as an elective. According to Maynard, “With the first click of the camera, I was hooked. You couldn’t get me out from behind a camera or out of the photo lab.” The Catskills and Hunter Mountain Ski Resort provided the perfect backdrop for Maynard’s induction into photography. The more photos he snapped, the more his passion was ignited. And people noticed his craft. There was a job waiting for him with the Colorado White Water Rafting Company in Salida when he graduated from his professional degree program. From there he was recruited to Summit County and gained tremendous experience in a wide variety of settings. Tragically, Maynard’s life almost came to an end when he was a passenger in a one-car accident. The accident took place in the dark of the night in a very remote area. Not being a particularly religious man, he prayed. Miraculously, an 18-wheeler “happened by” and rescued Maynard and the driver. Traction, multiple surgeries and

a quadriplegic diagnosis left him almost hopeless. That is not the end of the story. “As my physical body healed, my mental and spiritual body healed as well. I struggled with self-esteem and pride issues; those have been replaced with confidence, humility and the power of positive thinking that everything is possible.” Maynard’s 30-year career has encompassed many facets of photography from nature and sports to weddings and portraits, from themed and kids to business events and professionals. Most recently

his passion lies with commercial, residential and business real estate. Maynard “sees” the possibilities and brings a very special touch to his photography. The key to Maynard’s success is his heart of gold, especially when it comes to kids with cancer, disabilities and life-threatening diseases. He finds very creative ways to donate his time and photos to nonprofit organizations committed to helping kids. Look for Maynard’s photos in upcoming issues of The Villager. Visit him online at

5-17-18 Villager E edition  
5-17-18 Villager E edition