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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 8, Issue 11

Arvadans exhibit endurance in .5-k effort


Ralston House raises nearly $40,000 By Sara Van Cleve

Shea McNally, grandson of Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally, listens to inspirational stories from fellow cancer survivors during the Relay for Life opening ceremony in Westminster Friday night. Shea was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in March 2009 and again in November 2011. Shea is currently in remission. Photo by Justin Sagarsee

Jeffco repairs roofs for winter By Glenn Wallace Jefferson County officials have decided to replace three facility roofs, including the flat portions of the County Courts and Administration Building — or Taj Mahal — rather than risk having them fail during another Colorado winter. During the July 31 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the threemember commission gave its approval to accept the three roof replacement bids, totaling nearly $1.5 million. Todd Leopold, administrative services director for the county, said work on all three roofs will begin within weeks. The call for bids allowed contractors to apply for one, two or all three projects. “This is one of our driest periods right

now … knock on wood,” he said. Two roofs, $209,000 for the District Attorney’s building, and $1,092,000 for the courts and administration building, will be replaced by Commerce Citybased Douglass Colony Roofing Inc., which submitted the lowest qualifying bid for both projects. Reroofing of the third building, the Parfet Building, was awarded to D and D Roofing Inc., also based in Commerce City, for $189,974. Bond-revenue money, useful for capital improvement projects, had previously been budgeted for the roofs on the District Attorney’s Office and administrative buildings, while spare general fund money is to be used for the Parfet roof, according to Leopold. County staff reports indicate that both the administration building and

the District Attorney’s building roofs had reached the end of their functional lifespan, and had “experienced catastrophic failures due to recent high-wind events.” The reports recommended replacement as soon as possible, due to the cost of constant repair. “We had those windstorms in April, and (the DA’s office roof) was just coming apart,” Leopold said. The county bought the Parfet Building, located near 6th Avenue and Simms Street, was bought by the county in 2011, knowing that there were roof issues, he said, noting that half the roof there had not been replaced in more than 20 years. Leopold said the Parfet Building would eventually be used by the county health department for administrative offices and the new Lakewood field office.

Hundreds of Arvadans, from 13 months to 92 years old, put their endurance to the test by running — or walking — a total of 1,640 feet in support of Ralston House Saturday. The sixth annual Ralston House .5-k Endurance Challenge saw about 450 people, including City Council members, city staff and many families, come out to literally run around the block from Olde Town Square, down Grandview Avenue and back to the square to raise money for the organization. As of Aug. 6, the organization had raised nearly $40,000 between the Arvada race and registration fees for the Lakewood event, which is being hosted Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Registration for that event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. Ralston House Executive Director Don Moseley said he expects to break the $40,000 mark, which will be the most the organization has ever raised through this event. “It’s so fun,” said participant Kimberly Mudd as she held her 2-year-old son, Sawyer, after the race. “It’s a great kid event because they can actually do the race. (Ralston House) is a great organization to help kids who have been in rough situations.” Though the race took only a few minutes, many other activities took place in the square, including nail and face painting, games and more. All were hosted by local vendors in support of Ralston House. City Councilman Mark McGoff led prerace stretches. Boy Scout Troop 600 was on hand before and after the race, making pancakes for participants for a donation. All those funds went to Ralston House, too. “We’re just out here helping our community,” said Scoutmaster John Battie. “It’s great. It’s a fun activity for the community to do, and it helps Ralston House.” Cheerleaders from Arvada High School cheered on racers and held out a ribbon for each person who crossed the finish line. “People act like it’s a grueling race, and it’s only three blocks,” said Moseley with a laugh. “Little kids — real small kids — will try to run the whole thing. Because we hold out a new ribbon for each person, a lot of little kids think they win.” Savi Dorotik, 13 months old, was the youngest participant to finish; Kai Schumacher, also 13 months, was the last to finish; Frank Pettit, 92, who has competed the past two years, was the oldest to finish. While the purpose was to raise money for the organization, Moseley said, participants provided something much more important by doing the .5-k: their support for the children. Ralston House is a nonprofit organization that provides support and resources to children and teens who have experienced or witnessed physical, emotional or sexual abuse, and their families.

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Walking lets spirit go the extra mile David Wardrop has spent the past 17 years walking through time. He began walking before he had three children, before his town’s retail center steadily emerged from the ground, before the trees grew up, before his graying hair betrayed his advancing age. For Wardrop, the simple act of walking is more than a way to keep his weight down. It’s the continuation of a family legacy. It’s a chance to contemplate without distraction, to plunge into a symphony of mindful silence. It’s a rejuvenating ritual that occurs when he walks. “That’s my solitude time,” Wardrop, 55, says. “Even when they’re all at school, there’s still more solitude in walking.” Perhaps you’ve seen him along Broadway in Highlands Ranch. Tall. Black bicycle shorts. T-shirt. Easy gait, not too fast, not too slow. Lost in thought. Perhaps you know his story, too, wherever you may live, because you, too, are a walker, consistently slowing down life as you place one foot in front of the other in a communion of sorts with time. I used to walk every day, with a close friend. For three years, we met at the corner in the dark or early light, depending on the time of year, and walked one and a half miles to the local Starbucks. She’d buy a coffee and I my tea for the return trip home. As we walked, we talked. About kids, school, what was happening in our neighborhood, our world. We laughed; we worried; we encouraged; sometimes, we cried. The hour walk became a hushed refrain, a time

of connection and deepening friendship that couldn’t have occurred during the day’s noise and unceasing demands for attention. But life’s changing needs eventually interfered and, one day, we stopped. More than 10 years later, I still miss that quiet, refreshing, step-in-step kinship. There’s a community, too, on the walking beat. No names needed. Familiar faces. Some alone. Some with partners, one, two, three, even four. The older man with a cap and spectacles who nods and smiles as he walks by. The petite woman with the ponytail and quick pace, cell phone glued to her ear — is there someone on the other end just like her, I always wonder? The young couple, holding hands, strolling slowly, conversing quietly. Reasons for walking are as varied as the walkers. Exercise, most likely. We all know walking is good for the heart, blood pressure and weight. But along with the aerobic benefit come the more intangible ones that speak to hearts and souls searching for moments of calm in a hectic day, when breathing slows, thoughts sway in unstructured rhythm, and unexpected discoveries come to eyes and

mind. Listen to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” Or to British novelist Elizabeth von Arnim, who wrote: Walking “is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things.” David Wardrop knows this. He descends from a long line of walkers. Each day his parents rose early to walk. His maternal grandfather would walk 20 miles on a Saturday afternoon — six, seven, eight hours at a time. From his childhood through teen years in his New Jersey hometown, Wardrop walked three miles to and from school. He walked to the ice cream store, to the baseball card shop, to the park, to the library. He’d spend the day walking from one place to another, then, finally, home. “It was,” he recalls, “the general mode of transportation.” When he and his wife, Teresa, moved into their Highlands Ranch home 17 years ago, they headed out in the early morning before work. They talked about their day or, sometimes, just absorbed the quiet of the day’s beginning. “It was a way of communicating away from the phones and hubbub,” Wardrop says. In 1999, the first of their three daughters came. Life turned into the upside-down whirlwind that children invariably stir up, and walking stopped for a while — until Wardrop began pushing the girls in strollers. “That was my exercise, and a way to allow

Teresa some free time and get them out in the fresh air.” These days, for the most part, Wardrop walks alone, for the exercise and for the solitude. The girls are in school, his wife at her job. And because he works from home, Wardrop takes off down the street whenever he needs a break, usually around lunchtime, although on a busy day, he might not slip out until nearly midnight. He steps onto Gateway, then turns right at Broadway for a 50-minute loop. He remembers how when he started there was no church at the corner, no Safeway, no plows on snowy days. “I do notice the trees every year, growing a little bit and, in some instances, growing a lot.” He never takes his phone. His mind flies this way and that. Stress begins to slip away. He makes a mental list of chores. Organizes projects and business tasks. Thinks and reflects. Always, he prays. Sometimes, high school kids driving by honk or yell and he startles. “It … shakes me up,” he says. “I forget where I am.” Lost, for a few moments, in the blessed tranquility of life in slow motion.

Ann Macari Healey, who has edited and published weekly newspapers with her husband, Colorado Community Media publisher Jerry Healey, reported for The Miami Herald and The Providence Journal before coming to Colorado. Her column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ or 303-566-4110.



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Romney rally sells out Republican

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Hundreds stand outside in support as ticketholders are turned away

Romney discusses five-point plan at Jefferson County Fairgrounds

By Glenn Wallace They came by the hundreds, many with tickets in hand, to hear Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate, speak at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The number of people that arrived at the fairgrounds exhibit hall, however, exceeded the 900seat capacity of the building, leaving more than 400 spectators outside. A plane flew overhead, trailing a banner that read “Welcome Back Mitt, now release those returns,” and a handful of Romney detractors was visible on street corners near the fairgrounds. Around the exhibit hall, the crowd appeared to be solidly GOP. Many who couldn’t get into the exhibit hall, including Willene Grady, of Denver, found shady spots under a nearby tree to wait, in hopes of seeing or hearing Romney. “We’re supporters of what he believes in. We hoped there would be a lot of turnout, and our prayers were answered,” Grady said. She used her paper admission ticket as a seat on the damp grass. Grady said that, as an entrepreneur, she, along with her husband, supports free enterprise and smaller government. “The struggle isn’t about who sleeps with who, but freedom from government control,” she said. Jackie and Juanita Gibbs, of Littleton, also showed up with tickets, but were turned away. The two said they came to show their support. “We just love America and want God to protect us,” Juanita Gibbs said as the crowd erupted in cheers as the former governor of Massachusetts greeted the outside crowd. He grabbed a microphone

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shares his “report card” for President Barack Obama’s first term during a campaign rally Aug. 2 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. Photos by Justin Sagarsee

and thanked them for attending. “You heard Obama say if you own a business you didn’t build that?” Romney began, drawing boos from the crowd. “Well President Obama said he’d fix the economy, but he hasn’t owned up to that. Supporters for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney filled “I’m here, I’m the Exhibition Hall at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds during a happy to be with campaign rally in Golden Aug. 2. you. And I’m excited to talk about how we’re going to get the middle class he came out to see the people that working again,” Romney said, wav- didn’t make it in. I’ve been to events ing as he turned and went inside where that didn’t happen,” he said. Terri Miller, of Buffalo Creek, the hall. Most of the outdoor crowd drift- was among those who waited by ed away, aside from a few who said the barricades until the event endthey hoped to catch sight of Rom- ed. She said she managed to get her ney again as he exited the building. One of the early departures was 93-year-old father inside the hall a man from Nebraska, who asked and expressed frustration that the speech wasn’t moved to a bigger that his name not be used. In town for a wedding, the man venue. “I’m really annoyed they didn’t said he wanted to gauge the area’s level of interest in Romney. He said turn the speakers on,” she added, the overflow crowd was “a pretty heaping blame on local and state GOP organizers. “I’d gladly sit in good sign.” “I think it was a nice touch that the dirt to listen to Romney.”


Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney drew a full house to the Jefferson County exhibition hall as he detailed his five-point economic plan, and promised to create 12 million new jobs. “My plan for a stronger middle class will get our economy moving again,” Romney said as he handed out a scorecard to detail the plan’s points: • Energy independence through higher domestic production and lower regulations; • Ensuring Americans have the skills to succeed by improving education access and job training; • Trade that works for America by working for better trade practices with China and other countries while establishing a free-trade zone with others; • Cut the deficit by capping federal spending and consolidating some federal agencies; • And champion small business by reducing taxes and weakening unions. As part of that last point, Romney also pledged to “replace Obamacare with real health care reform that controls cost and improves care,” earning big cheers from his audience. GOP candidate included some local touches during his appearance. He was introduced by Jefferson County District Two Commissioner John Odom. The commissioner is up for election this November, and cracked a joke about current vice-presidential-candidate speculation by saying he was honored to be on the ballot with Romney. Romney mentioned Joe Coors, the Republican candidate for Colorado’s 7th congressional seat, at the start of his speech. He also acknowledged the victims of the Aurora shooting, saying he had met with one who was wounded earlier. After the speech, Romney flew to Aspen, where he spoke later that day in a Basalt school as part of a Republican Governors Association meeting.


Even before Romney’s Colorado visit, the state’s Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio was critical of the GOP candidate’s economic policies, such as his support for ending tax credits for wind-production businesses. “This isn’t some line on a corporate balance sheet; people’s livelihoods and futures are on the line here,” Palacio said, adding that the end of the tax credits would imperil 5,000 jobs in Colorado. Palacio also publicized a nonpartisan tax analysis of Romney’s tax reform plan that found it would actually raise the tax burden for most of the middle class, while lowering it for those in the top tax bracket. The Obama campaign announced Wednesday that will visit the state, with planned appearances in Denver, Grand Junction, Pueblo and Colorado Springs Aug. 8 and 9.

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Shante Rodriguez, left, 21, an alumna of Hope House of Colorado’s mentoring program, tells Zayra, 18, a teen mom and Hope House participant, about the hair clips she makes by hand for her company Bella Bloom Designs. Photo by Sarah Van Cleve

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Annual fundraiser helps nonprofit support teen moms By Sara Van Cleve Golfers and shoppers gave much more than donations to Hope House during its annual fundraiser. They gave teen moms their support. Hope House of Colorado, a nonprofit that helps teen moms achieve self-sufficiency through various programs, hosted its seventh-annual Hope House Classic golf tournament and fundraiser at Cherry Creek Country Club July 30. The tournament included 113 golfers playing 18 holes, a “shoptails” event that combined cocktails and boutique shopping in the club house with a portion of the proceeds going to Hope House, dinner and an auction. This year’s event raised more than $100,000 for Hope House and was the most successful classic since it started, said Lisa Schlarbaum, director of development for Hope House. “We’re blessed to have the support that we do,” Schlarbaum said. The shoptail, which featured clothes modeled by several teen moms, was hosted by Trendz Boutique, and co-owner Jennifer Tiell said the boutique was happy to get involved. “As a small business, we should be a platform for different issues and concerns to bring quality to the community,” Tiell said. “We were so impressed with the passions behind what they do. We are women helping women, whatever their age.” During the dinner, a 19-year-old who is currently participating in Hope House’s mentoring program shared her story with contributors.

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Aluren, who has been involved in the mentoring program since her 14-monthold daughter was three weeks old, will graduate from the program in September. She said she is now completely self-sufficient, in her third semester of college and working. She said she was excited to see people support Hope House and the work it does. “It’s nice to see people who care,” she said. “A lot of times people automatically dismiss teen moms. The program helps a lot because it’s people who think you can succeed, and you’re not being shut down.” Shante Rodriguez, 21, an alumna of the mentoring program who has a 3-and-ahalf-year-old daughter, said Hope House has helped her in many ways, from material goods to spiritual guidance. “It was such a blessing to me, and it continues to be a blessing,” Rodriguez said. “It’s one of the pillars of my life. I encourage them to keep supporting Hope House because their support helped me get to where I am, and that’s self-sufficiency.” Following graduation, Rodriguez started her own line of handmade jewelry and accessories, Bella Bloom Designs. Some of her creations were part of the Shoptails event. Hap Lundquist, owner of Lundquist Associates, a longtime supporter of Hope House, said he golfs in the tournament to support Hope House and the young mothers. “What a treat,” Lundquist said. “Hope House is the best thing going for these girls and their kids. It’s the best cause we’ve got going, bar none.” For more information about Hope House, go online to

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Libraries offer patrons a lucky day every day By Cassie Monroe

Jefferson County residents won’t need a four-leaf clover or a rabbit’s foot to have a lucky day. The Lucky Day collection is now available at all 10 branches of the Jefferson County Public Library. The collection was created to provide more visitors with high-demand books and DVDs. The items are shelved in special displays in high-traffic areas at each libraries. Items can be identified by the ladybug sticker on their bindings. The program is popular. The shelves dedicated to it in the Lakewood Library were nearly empty during the first week of the program. The library spent $100,000 on adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s and teens’ fiction books, and new DVDs for the collection, which were divvied out among the branches. Lucky Day items cannot be placed on hold, but can only checked out by walk-in cardholders. “We have a lot of high demand for popular materials,” Tricia Lee, Lakewood Library manager, said. “In -order to meet that, we decided to launch this collection.” n The books are available on a first-come, firstserved basis and are shelved as quickly as possible when they are returned. This is to help cut down the

wait list for some popular items such as the novels in “The Hunger Games” series, the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” several novels by Nora Roberts and newrelease DVDs. According to Lee, some libraries have a wait list of 200 to 300 people. “There is just no way we can keep up with that demand,” she said. She said children and teens are less likely to wait for reading materials, so another goal of the library is to make sure younger patrons can quickly get their hands on a book in which they have an interest. “This makes it so that we’re responding more proactively,” Lee said. “It gives the library more of a popular browsing section, and it helps us be more relevant.” The collection has established some circulation guidelines to ensure visitors have a fair chance to get one of the popular items. Patrons can check out only three Lucky Day items at a time, items cannot be reserved in advance, and Lucky Day items cannot be renewed. Items in the collection are checked out for the normal period of time: three weeks. Library staff chose the Items to be included in the collection to reflect requests. Lee said there are 22 DVD titles, 20 adult titles, 10 teen titles, and eight juvenile titles in the collection this year.

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t . Olde Town Arvada is rolling up its sidewalks Saturday evening to make room for some fun. - The Historic Olde Town Arvada Association will host its Second Saturday celebration Aug. 11, the second one to take place. “The idea of Second Saturday is to give the comrmunity another choice of leisure activities for a summer Saturday night,” said Karen Miller, president of Historic Olde Town Arvada and owner of eOlde Town business Paws ‘n’ Play. “With Olde Town ohopping in the summer, we thought we’d roll up the -streets and have a good time.” The street fair will feature live music by the Oak Creek Band at the Community Banks of Colorado s stage, vendor booths, activities and inflatables for t children, and various food and drinks, including loecal beer and wine from the Arvada Beer Company and Silver Vines Winery. Second Saturdays are a takeoff from First Fridays, street fairs hosted in downtowns across the country. Historic Olde Town Arvada chose to have a Saturday event to set itself apart from others. “Throughout its history, the association has planned events for the second Saturday of the

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Arvadan becomes a ‘Jersey Boy’ By Sara Van Cleve A young man who grew up in Arvada has found his home on the stage as a Jersey boy. Stephen Cerf, who graduated from Faith Christian Academy in 2005, has been touring with the company of the musical “Jersey Boys” since last December. He’s back in town for the show’s run in Denver at the Buell Theatre in Denver. “Just being on stage in front of an audience in the house where I sat and watched a show and thought, ‘This is what I want to do,’ it’s going to be really cool,” Cerf said. “I feel like things have come full circle.” Cerf is a swing for the production, meaning he does not have a set part, but Stephen Cerf, 2005 graduate of Faith Christian Academy, has been a touring cast member with instead must learn and remember seven “Jersey Boys” and will be performing at The Buell Theater in Denver through Aug. 11. Photo by parts so he can fill in for members of the Justin Sagarsee main company. Cerf covers parts for Four Seasons member Tommy est moments of my life, for sure,” he said. Though “Jersey Boys” is Cerf’s biggest tour, he’s familDeVito, music producer Bob Crew, mob boss Gyp DeCarlo, former Four Seasons member Hank Mejewski, iar with life on the stage and touring. For a year he played various characters in perforradio announcer Barry Belson, actor Joe Pesci and loan mances with Disney Cruise Line and has performed in shark Norm Waxman. For a week of the musical’s run in Denver, Cerf played numerous musicals and concerts on the East Coast, as Waxman because the main company actor, Wes Hart, well as playing Sir Bors for about 10 months in the touring production of “Spamalot.” took a vacation. Now, as a swing for “Jersey Boys,” Cerf said, he has the “I’m required to keep all of it in my head, but I knew opportunity to play his dream role, Tommy DeVito. three weeks ago I’d be going on for Norm for a week, so “When I get to go on for Tommy DeVito, that’s pretty that gives me time to ... be backstage and do the stuff that Norm does, to make sure I know all the harmonies, much the best thing I can imagine doing,” he said. “The things I like doing most on stage are the things I’d never all the walking, all the lines,” he said. “I’ve been told 20 minutes before a show that I had do in real life. Tommy DeVito is a jerk and just takes adto go on for someone, and that’s a little more like, ‘OK, vantage of everybody and is not a nice person, so that’s fun for me to play that kind of role.” what does Hank do? Alright. Go.’” “Jersey Boys” is an open-ended production with dates Cerf, who studied for about two and half years at the already scheduled through June 2013, and Cerf said he Boston Conservatory, said he was set to star as Stacee Jaxx in the touring musical “Rock of Ages” when he got plans to stay on board as long as he can. “It’s such a powerful show,” he said. “By the end of the call about being a swing in “Jersey Boys,” about four the show, always, you’ll have a 75-year-old lady dancing years after his first audition. “About every six months for the last four years they’d in the aisle, singing the songs. It’s the music they grew call me in, and I’d go round after round and then have a up with. It’s seeing the looks on their faces and bringing final callback. To have something I have worked for the them back to their childhood and youth that I love.” Cerf had his first on-stage experience when he was last couple years come to happen was one of the great5 and played a magic bean in Missoula Children’s Theater’s local production of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” It IF YOU GO wasn’t until his senior year in high school, when he perWHAT: “Jersey Boys” p.m. Thursday-Saturday formed in “The Music Man,” that he realized performing WHERE: Buell Theatre, 1101 13th TICKETS: $20-$125 was his calling. St., Denver “And then I went to see a production of “Wicked” at INFORMATION: www.denthe Denver Center and sat in the seat and watched the WHEN: Aug. 9-11 or call 303-893-4100 people performing on stage, and I was like, `This is what 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 7:30 I really want to do,’” he said.

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ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY Police seeking witnesses, information regarding possible arson The Arvada Police Department is seeking witnesses to a possible arson that occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. July 6 at 6066 Simms St. The fire, which started in the garage of the home, is believed to have been intentionally set, and police are looking for anyone who may have been in the area at the time and saw something. Arvada Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the fire to call the department’s main number, 720-898-6900.

City of Arvada names IT employee as new deputy city manager The city manager’s office recently welcomed a new member to the team. Michele Hovet, a Colorado native and 17-year employee of the city of Arvada’s information-technology department, was recently named deputy city manager. In her new position, Hovet will be responsible for helping City Manager Mark Deven with strategic planning and policy development, being a resource for many of the city’s different departments, and organizing and managing large-scale projects.

Arvada offers tax rebates to qualified residents The city of Arvada is offering tax rebates of up to $85 to qualified residents. Through Oct. 31, residents can receive an $85 tax rebate if they are the first in their house to apply, and $50 for each person after. In order to qualify, residents must have lived within Arvada city limits in 2011 and one of the following: have been 65 years old by Dec. 31, 2011; be single and between 55 and 65 years old by Dec. 31, 2011; be disabled; or be a single head of the household with dependant children. The gross income of the household, including Social Security, must also meet certain requirements. To qualify, household income must be equal to or less than $27,400 for a single person, $31,300 for two people, $35,200 for three people or $39,100 for four people. Residents wishing to receive the tax rebate must provide identification as well as proof of residency through a copy of a lease agreement or rental receipts for all of 2011, a copy of a 2011 city of Arvada utility bill or other documents accepted at the discretion of city staff. For more information and to apply, go online to or call 720-898-7114.

City invests in new Ford SUVs built specifically for police After a year of research led by Cmdr. Lee Pinover and other police and city officials, the department purchased 15 new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles. The vehicles feature new technologies, including blind-spot and back-up sensors, and a rear-view camera system. Because of the secured back seats in police vehicles, officers may have difficulty seeing when backing up. The new technologies will make backing up easier and safer, and will reduce city costs for accidents. The vehicles, which resemble Ford Explorers, are built specifically for police departments and feature robust drive trains; and electrical, and heating and cooling systems built to meet the needs of officers. The Ford Interceptor Utility also gets better gas mileage than current fleet vehicles. The remainder of the fleet will be replaced over the next few years. Arvada News continues on Page 7

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Grocery gift cards support Outdoor Lab By Cassie Monroe The concept is simple: redeem a gift card and support the Outdoor Education Lab. The results have been significant: $126,000 since November. The Outdoor Lab Foundation has joined forces with King Soopers to generate tuition money for Jeffco Public School’s outdoor-education program, which had been in danger of being cut from the district’s offerings. In June alone, the program generated $21,000 The mission of the Outdoor Education Lab is to enhance and enrich student learning as part of the sixth-grade curriculum. It also enhances student awareness, appreciation and sense of responsibility about the environment. Labs are located at Mount Evans in Evergreen, and Windy Peak in Bailey. People can buy a $5 King Soopers gift card from the foundation’s website, www., and when they use it at a King Sooper’s store, including Krogers, King Soopers gas stations and the Loaf and Jug, the store contributes 5 percent of its profit to the foundation’s general fund for tuition or into a student’s indi-

vidual account. As part of the program, families can start an account with the foundation for their children to receive funds toward the outdoor program’s tuition as early as when students start kindergarten. If the account is not touched for five years, the money reverts to the foundation’s general fund. The average family has about $75 in its account, but some have as much as $300, which is the average rate of tuition for Outdoor Education Lab. “Our goal is to get every student using this program,” said Shannon Hancock, executive director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation. Applications are available on the foundation’s website, and completed forms must be returned to Outdoor Lab Foundation, P.O. Box 261298, Lakewood, CO 80226-1298. Anyone with questions about the program can email them to Currently, more than 2,000 families are participating. “This program is crucial to supporting local schools,” Hancock said. “It’s programs like this that allow Outdoor Lab to stay open.”

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The Arvada Gardeners will opening the gates to the community garden Saturday, Aug. 11, for the 17th annual open house. The group, which was founded 45 years ago as the Men’s Garden Club of Arvada, runs three community gardens with more than 100 12-foot-by22-foot plots for citizen gardeners who don’t have enough space for a garden or just want to garden in a social environment. The open house will give residents a chance to tour the Arvada Community Garden and take part in the Put-N-Take table, where

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Summer Lunch Club rolling out nutrition, education and fun

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By Cassie Monroe The large school bus decorated with images of fresh fruits and veggies, used to seem out of place at Dukes Mobile Home Park, but now it’s a welcome sight for residents. The bus is better known as the Summer Lunch Club and has traveled to two sites, Monday through Friday, since the beginning of July. The bus, which is in its first year of operation as part of the Summer Meals Program, delivers meals to children in low-income neighborhoods. It stops at Dukes Mobile Home Park, 5460 Harlan St., at 11 a.m., and Sheridan Mobile Home Park, 5305 N. Sheridan Blvd., at noon. The program will operate through Friday, Aug. 10. According to Geri Coleman, program facilitator, the summer got off to a bit of a slow start because its first week coincided with the July 4 holiday. However, the more stops the bus made at the locations, the more children the club saw coming out to enjoy a free lunch. “We have quite a few regulars,” Janet Parker, on-board manager, said. The crew working on the bus has gotten to know several of the children in the neighborhood who eat with the club on a daily basis. Parents are also able to enjoy a meal for $3.50, and sit with their children while they eat. “I eat everything they give me,” said Seth, Diego Hernandez, 7,right, and his friend, Pablo Navarez, 9, enjoy lunchon the Summer Lunch Club bus at Sheridan Estates Friday in Arvada. Photo by Justin Sagarsee a child who lives at Dukes and meets with the Summer Lunch Club daily, and resident of Dukes. On Aug. 3 Seth ate a hamburger on a whole-wheat bun, plus watermelon, relish and milk. On Fridays, volunteer, Agape Hammond comes along to read, in both English and Spanish, to the children while they eat. This is her second year volunteering with the Summer Meals Program, and said she has enjoyed traveling with the bus. “I just enjoy reading, and the kids are great,” Hammond said. Other community members have started coming out to spend time with the children in the club as well. A local church has members play games with the children, and a retired couple in Arvada help with arts and crafts. “The kids call them grandma and grandpa,” said Steve Studley, bus driver and food server on the bus. He said he neighborhood has been very receptive to everyone, and the club has been a positive experience for everyone involved. “Everybody who has been part of this is excited for what it is and what it can become,” he said.

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Anthony Jurado, 7, drinks his milk between bites while eating on the bus during the Summer Lunch Club’s stop at the Sheridan Estates neighborhood in Arvada Friday. Photo by Justin Sagarsee

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Church forges trail through volunteering Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lay 2,667 feet of trail during annual community project By Sara Van Cleve Before the heat of the warm day set in, more than 450 people, including many families, were hard at work Aug. 4 to make their community a better place. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined together with members of other faiths to complete a hiking trail near 80th Avenue and Quaker Street for the city of Arvada during the church’s annual service project. “We have people who are anxious to help and it’s been wonderful working with the city, Apex [Park and Recreation District] and different community organizations over the years,”said the church’s Arvada Stake President Mike Jones. “They didn’t come out because it’s convenient; it’s for the love and respect they have for the community.” Jones said he has been stake president for 13 years and it has hosted a service project every year since he stepped into the position. “The turnout has been remarkable,” he said. “It’s gratifying to see members of the stake and others show support and be willing to work.” The trail the volunteers helped finish winds 2,666 feet up the side of a hill. With 450 volunteers working away, the trail was lined with dirt and fabric, and laid with gravel in a matter of hours. Each volunteer moved approximately 1,400 pounds of gravel. Bob Loverridge, a member of the stake and a member of the Apex board of directors, said the church focuses heavily on family because there is nothing more important in life. He noted that focus was clear Saturday as even elementary students picked up

shovels and worked alongside their parents. Stake members Jamie and Amber Johnson were out bright and early to work on the trail with their 8-year-old daughter, Hadley. “It’s an opportunity to serve and teach our kids to work and serve as well,” Jamie said. “It’s neat to see people want to do something for our community.” It might have been work for many, but not for Hadley. “I think it’s kind of fun,” Hadley said. Amber said she and her family love to hike, and they look forward to hiking the trail they helped build. Grant Speed and his daughters — Abbie, 12, and Erin, 15 — also came out to help move dirt and shovel gravel. “It’s hard; it’s backbreaking work, but it’s for Erin Speed, left, and Alex Setlin, both 15, transfer dirt from a wagon on the trail to prepare the surface for gravel during the Church of Jesus a good cause,” Speed said. Christ of Latter-day Saints’ annual community-service project. This year, the project was centered around laying 260 yards of gravel for an “They always have great 889-yard community trail near 80th Avenue and Quaker Street. Photo by Sara Van Cleve projects for us every year. It gets the whole family involved.” “It’s pretty fun actually,” Abbie said. “You wouldn’t think shoveling dirt into a bucket would be fun, but it is.” Jones said the stake hopes more volunteers from other faiths and their families come out in future years, which would allow the church to tackle even larger projects. “The primary purpose is just to be good citizens,” Jones said.

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Aurora assisted Law enforcement from across the metro area came to the city’s aid after shootings By Ashley Reimers Glenn Wallace Aurora police officers did not have to stand alone on the night of July 20. As the first officers responded to 911 calls from the Century 16 movie theater, they found a hellish situation — 12 people dead and 58 injured, an active shooter and the possibility of explosive devices. The call went out over a metrowide radio system, asking for a variety of support from law-enforcement agencies across the Denver area. The Westminster Police Department sent two K-9 units to the theater. The animals were used during the investigation, but following a gag order issued by the judge in the case against accused shooter James Eagan Holmes, officials are not releasing any details as to how or where the K-9 units were used. Victim advocates from the department were also sent to help with the crisis and crisis communication. “We commend the Aurora Police Department for their response and how they handled the incident,” said Trevor Materasso, an investigator with the Westminster Police Department public information officer. “We offered any support they needed that we could provide.” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department also answered the call. “We sent seven deputies, a lieutenant, two sergeants, some K-9s and some patrol officers, and they were there through the wee hours,” said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office pubic information officer Jacki Kelley. She said some

of Jeffco’s victim’s advocates were sent later that morning to Gateway High School, where Arvada police officers interviewed witnesses to the shootings. Kelley also cited the case’s gag order as a reason she could not elaborate on what the officers’ assigned duties were at the scene. “This is what we train for. Our department supports law enforcement across the state year-round, and it’s always an honor to help another department,” she said. The city of Golden responded with one officer and a bomb-sniffing dog, according to a Police Department source. Other assisting agencies included Arvada, Lakewood and Thornton, according to several sources. Steve Davis, public information officer with the Lakewood Police Department, said that in addition to sending two victim advocates, Lakewood also had two agents who indirectly assisted in the case — one of whom was a member of a metro-area Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms task force that helped identify the guns used in the shooting, and their source. Public information officers from the Westminster Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were also sent to the emergency operation center to help with media relations. Materasso, investigator with the Westminster Police Department, said officers were ultimately assigned to aid most of the 12 families that had lost a family member. He said the officers served as a buffer between the families and the media. Among the public-information officers who helped families were Kelley, another Jeffco officer and Materasso.

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What is Global English ... and why should we know it? Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on Global English. Part 2 focuses on the benefits of Global English. Two important events happened last week: 1) my 23-year-old nephew left for a year to teach English in Japan, and 2) the London 2012 Olympics kicked off. As my nephew sets out halfway around the world to teach English, and as English pervades the Olympics (not because the Games are in London, but because both French and English are the official languages of the International Olympic Committee), my thoughts turn to the increasing necessity for Global English. Global English actually has its roots for me in work I began in the mid-1990s, delivering plain-language training and writing, and advocating for plainlanguage government documents. Also called “plain English,” or “plain writing,” the plain-language initiative in this country — to make information understandable and accessible to all U.S. residents — is already decades old. (See my Alchemy column from Jan. 12, 2012.) Global English, additionally, seeks to

bring clarity to a worldwide audience using English that eliminates ambiguity, eliminates uncommon terms and unusual grammatical construction (unusual grammatical construction in English, really?), and makes English sentence structure more explicit. For example, if we say that we will arrive at a designated place “around six,” what does a nonnative English speaker hear? If the conversation is explicitly about time, the person may understand that “six” means 6 o’clock, and may even know whether we mean morning or evening. However, because the word “around” literally means “on all sides,” how does our non-native English speaker understand “around six”? Or, what does “hover over a menu

item” mean in a software instruction manual? (If we’re not computer literate, this phrase may have as little meaning to us as it does to a non-native English speaker.) On the other hand, directions phrased as: “When you position your mouse pointer over a menu item” — while still assuming some degree of computer literacy — let us know specifically what to do, rather than us trying to intuit what or who needs to do the hovering and what hovering has to do with software at all. Business English, a subset of Global English, is English language related to international trade. Business English often focuses on vocabulary and topics used in business, trade, finance and international relations, and can also drive the language and skills needed for typical business communication such as presentations, negotiations, meetings, correspondence and reports — even small talk and socializing. That’s because much of the English communication that takes place in business around the world (yes, that would be “on all sides” of the world) occurs between nonnative English speakers.

In other words, two or more parties conducting business may not be able to speak or understand each other’s native languages, but can communicate and conduct business using Business English or Global English. To be clear, though, Global English is not about controlling the English language by specifying which grammatical structures terms are allowed and how those terms may be used. Global English is much looser, emphasizing grammatical terms and structures to avoid, rather than cataloguing all the structures and terms that are allowed. So, instead of saying, “Do you see what I mean?” (because just how do we “see” meaning?), I might ask you: “Does this make sense?” So, does it? I’ll ask my nephew and let you know. Andrea W. Doray is a writer from Arvada who advocates for plain language and clarity of meaning, and believes that Global English can help the world communicate. Just watch those American media interviews of nonnative English speakers …. Contact her at a.doray@

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Effective this month the Jefferson County Sheriff ’s Office has lifted the temporary fire restriction order for all areas of unincorporated Jefferson County. Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire. However, people are encouraged to be vigilant as the danger of fire is always present in the high country. Citizens are reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks. Warm and windy days can quickly lower the moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition.

Mobile spay/neuter clinic begins

Foothills Animal Shelter, with support from the Animal Assistance Foundation, is launching a new mobile spay/neuter program called A Simple Fix. The shelter’s mobile unit will host 24 clinics within the community through June 2013. In partnership with Jefferson County Animal Control, Westminster Animal Management and Wheat Ridge Animal Control, these clinics will provide subsidized spay/neuter services. The clinic will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information and a schedule of clinic stops is available at www. Payment can be made with cash or credit

cards: $60 for dogs and $20 for cats. Animals can be checked in at 7:30 a.m., and picked up by 4 p.m. that day. The next clinic date will be Friday, Aug. 17, at the Fruitdale Park’s Off Leash Dog Park, 4700 Miller St., Wheat Ridge.

Share the Trail event

Jeffco Open Space will hold events through August and September to celebrate safe and enjoyable trail experiences for everyone. Joining Open Space in promoting responsible riding and trail etiquette are Open Space volunteers, Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) members and Wheat Ridge Cyclery.

Traveling library receives donation

The Jefferson County Library Foundation received a $5,000 donation from the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation last week. The money will be used to support the Traveling Children’s Library, an earlyliteracy program offered by Jefferson County Public Library. The traveling library provides bilingual storytime programs to hundreds of at-risk preschool children throughout the county. For more information on the Traveling Children’s Library, go online to

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Undercurrents aplenty in state’s water needs The year of water is also the year of drought. This past week, more than half the counties in the country were declared disaster areas — mostly due to the drought — according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Drought means wildfires, and Oklahoma is now suffering the types of severe wildfires Colorado experienced earlier this summer. The sad nationwide news comes against the backdrop of the Year of Water in Colorado, which was proclaimed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in January. The year 2012 is being highlighted because it is an anniversary year for several significant state legislative actions concerning water. The recognition offers an accompanying opportunity to feature water presentations and highlight related books throughout the year. As it happens we launched a series — titled Unquenchable Thirst — about water at the start of the year, before we were aware of the governor’s proclamation, and the series concludes today. Our stories have run every two or three weeks since January and explored the source of water, how water gets to our taps, laws that govern water supply, ongoing legal battles, water conservation, water quality, recreational uses and the future of water. Sidebar stories covered additional angles, and throughout the series we identified ideas for further water topics we will address in the future. We have found that the lessons of the drought of 2002 are still fresh in many minds. Looking today, we notice that Colorado is doing many things right. The slogan “Use only what you need” seems to be habit for many Coloradans — who water their lawns early morning or late evening as recommended, as well as take other measures — and for many government agencies and businesses that take every opportunity to conserve. So while the day-to-day awareness for water conservation in the state is impressive, the area of concern is the future. Information from the Colorado Water Conservation Board indicates the state’s 2008 population of about 5 million is expected to double by 2050. This will put a squeeze on general use and recreational use in conjunction with agriculture, which is the principle user, consuming about 85 percent of water needs. We know some municipalities have good plans to secure water for the future, but we are not so sure the overall storage needs for the state are being adequately anticipated. Planning for future water-storage infrastructure takes time, as does securing funding. We’d like to see these concerns become more front and center, even though we know present challenges with the economy have pushed water and other matters to back burners. The state understands water needs, but needs to spend more time planning for the future.


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I love baseball movies. I am one of the dwindling number of Americans who waxes romantic at the beauty of the sport, and I think Hollywood has taken some wonderful passes at the material. Besides, as dismal as the Rockies’ season has been, I really have to take comfort somewhere, and fictional baseball seems so much more compelling this year. For some reason, I seem to be especially drawn to those movies that only use baseball as a backdrop for a more important story. For instance, “For Love of the Game” is really a love story; “The Rookie” is about dreams; and, of course, “Field of Dreams” is about fathers and sons. And lately, I’ve come to really enjoy another entry in the genre: “Moneyball.” “Moneyball” is the dramatized story of how Billy Beanie, as general manager of the Oakland A’s, changed the game of baseball by changing how he valued talent to field a successful team with a low salary base. As he tells his staff at one point, “There’s the rich teams, there’s the poor teams, then there’s 50 feet of (garbage), then there’s us ... We have got to think differently.” And then, with the help of an Ivy-League economist, he proceeded to field the most unorthodox team in the major leagues. Which is a wonderful metaphor for, well, everything these days. Doing the same job or betColorado Community Media ter, with fewer resources, could Phone 303-279-5541 • Fax 303-279-7157 easily be the theme of the last five years in America. Whether Columnists and guest commentaries it’s state government, school The Arvada Press features a limited number systems, automobile manufacof regular columnists, found on these pages and turers or personal households, elsewhere in the paper, depending on the typinobody has the same resources cal subject the columnist covers. Their opinions at their disposal that we had are not necessarily those of the Arvada Press. become accustomed to. So we Want your own chance to bring an issue to our readers’ attention, to highlight something great have to think differently. in our community, or just to make people laugh? For instance, I was deeply Why not write a letter of 300 words or fewer? encouraged a few weeks ago After all, the Press is your paper. when I heard a serious debate get started over whether or not students truly need algebra. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER Not because I hate algebra, either. I actually believe there’s Our team of professional reporters, a great deal of value in learning photographers and editors are out in the thought process of algebra, the community to bring you the news each week, but we can’t do it alone. but I’m not convinced that it’s a Send your news tips, your own necessary skill for every stuphotographs, event information, dent; and statistically speaking, letters, commentaries... it’s also the point at which the If it happens, it’s news to us. Please greatest number of students share by contacting us at decide to drop out., That, in my opinion, makes it and we will take it from there. not just healthy, but absolutely

necessary that we have a discussion about requiring algebra of every student. I also think the growing discussion about college for everyone is healthy. I don’t know the numbers, but I would guess that the amount of money wasted on short-lived college careers is enough to pay off the debts of several states not named California. Not every kid is ready for college at age 18, if ever — it’s smart that we’re finally starting to challenge that assumption, before we bury the next generation in personal debt. The problem we in education face is the same problem Billy Beane faced when he first tried to turn the Oakland A’s organization around: there are so many people who have been thinking the same way for so long that they’ve stopped even asking new questions. They just keep arguing over the old ones. And, of course, that’s not unique to education. Is anybody else tired of the ongoing debate about raising taxes by how much on those making so much but not others? We keep having this argument, it seems, completely ignoring the reality that you could tax incomes over $200,000 at 100 percent, and it would only take care of next year’s deficit through about July 30, never beginning to deal with the debt and doing catastrophic damage to the economy as a whole. I’m at the point that I don’t even expect our leaders to have answers any more. I’m just thrilled when one of them starts asking better questions! And that’s what I think this momentous autumn offers us: an opportunity to start asking better questions. By the way, the year Billy Beane implemented his approach, the A’s had a record-breaking 20-game winning streak. Wouldn’t it be nice to start a new winning streak for yourself, and your community, just by thinking differently? Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Here comes the Jeffco fair Annual celebration returns with entertainment for all By Glenn Wallace It’s time to start horsing around. That’s because the Jefferson County Fair is back, running Thursday, August 9th, through Sunday, Aug. 12. Even after 65 years of entertainment, fair organizers say new surprises in store. “We are having the first year for our Friday night event, An Evening With Horses,” fair association president Tod Cooper said. The event will feature Jefferson County’s own youth equestrian group, the Westernaires, showing the versatility of equestrian entertainment, with other groups from across the state. “It’s just to show the different ways you can use a horse. It should be a very fun family event,” Cooper said. The Beer Fest and Chili Cook-off events will return for their second year. “We’re also having an Idol Experience this year,” Cooper said. Two former contestants from the hit TV show American Idol are scheduled to serve as judges for the amateur singing competition, which will be held over two days. The core events of the fair will be back, including the 4-H exhibits that area youths have worked for months to create. Crabtree Entertainment will provide a carnival, beginning at 5 p.m. every day, filled with rides for the young and the daring. The fair’s rodeo — voted best small purse rodeo of the year by the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association — will take place Saturday, and the 4-H auction, which raises money for youths across the county, is scheduled for Sunday Discount tickets are available online, along with a schedule of events and a map of the fairgrounds. Go to

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Humor for everyone New play mines all sides of political incorrectness By Clarke Reader Laughter can be a cathartic release, helping to alleviate the tension in almost any situation. Playwright Christopher Durang capitalizes on that relief in “Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them,” a raucous take on American “insecurity,” currently playing at The Edge Theater. Running from Aug. 10 through Sept. 9 at The Edge, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, “Torture” is the theater’s first play to direct humor at the country’s politics and paranoia about national security and ethnicity. The political points weren’t the reason the theater elected to do the play, Executive Director Rick Yaconis said. The author was the principle factor. “Durang is a playwright that we’ve always wanted to do, but he’s such a popular writer that we wanted to do one that hadn’t really been done,” he said. “’Torture’ launched in New York in 2009 and is his most recent play, so we could do something relatively new.” Durang is known for his absurdist comedy, and “Torture” is no exception. The play centers around the character of Felicity, who wakes up in a hotel one morning to find that she married a man named Zamir the night before. She suspects her new husband might be a terrorist.

Her parents and the other people in her life are no more stable, and the play includes conspiracy theories about shadow governments, Supreme Court rulings and what really makes a terrorist. The play’s director, Seth Rossman, likened the comedy to the work of Don Rickles, who inspired cultural such cultural mainstays as “The Simpsons.” Rickles was notorious for making laughs at everyone’s expense, so if a person was offended by one bit, the next one would attack those with the opposite point of view. “It’s a little disturbing, and you find yourself really laughing at political incorrectness, but you’re laughing along with everyone else,” Rossman said. “Everyone gets insulted; if you think you’re being picked on, just wait. The other side will be next.” Aside from the political humor, one aspect that makes “Torture” special is that the seven-person cast is made up entirely of actors and actresses who have never performed at The Edge before. “The audience has started to know a lot of our actors, so it’s exciting for them to see some new faces,” Yaconis said. The casting was a difficult process, and according to Rossman, three rounds of auditions were needed before they found the right actor to play Zamir. According to Rossman, the relatively small size of the theater is a great asset for the play because it fo-

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cuses the audience’s attention on the actors and Durang’s words. The play’s themes fit in with The Edge’s goal to constantly explore new themes and ideas, Yaconis said. “This season we’ve tackled failing health, greed, immigration ... so why not get into the realm of political humor?” he said. “We’re still living in the era of red alerts and people being excused of things based on ethnicity, and this play hits that pretty hard. It’s the idea of, what do you visualize when you think of a terrorist. The play pushes the boundary of that.” While the political commentary is important to the play, it’s not the driving force behind it, nor should it frighten people off. “It’s an uproariously hilarious play,” Yaconis said. “If you enjoy comedy, especially absurd comedy, than you’ll have a great time.” For tickets and more information, call 303-232-0363 or go online to

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ another winner Senior Housing Options fifthannual theater fundraiser is, as expected, a hit. The summer plays are held in the lobby of the Barth Hotel which is one of 14 Senior Housing Options residences and home to 62 elderly and disabled clients. One of the interesting and endearing things about environmental theater is not knowing exactly what kinds of external things may happen during the course of the play. It’s almost inevitable that at least one resident will use the elevator at the back of the lobby/stage smack in the middle of the play. A care giver will assist the client as the action continues without pause. The story of “Driving Miss Daisy” begins with Daisy Werthen and her adult son, Boolie, having a serious difference of opinion about Miss Daisy’s driving ability. Perhaps it’s the multiple accidents resulting in new cars that have convinced Boolie that his mother’s driving days must be over. He hires Hoke Coleburn to chauffeur Miss Daisy. A stand-off ensues when she refuses to be driven anywhere. The evolution of their relationship is the driving force behind the saga. Billie McBride plays the role of the title character to perfection. The timeline of the play is 1948-1973, and Billie’s subtle signs of aging are spot on. I love Miss Daisy’s feisty countenance and her com-

plete obliviousness to her deep-rooted prejudices. Sam Gregory delivers a fine performance as the loving, but understandably frustrated, son, Boolie. Rounding out the cast is Dwayne Carrington as Hoke. As a colored man in a still-segregated society, Hoke manages to successfully tread the fine line between subservience and ardent independence. “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Barth Hotel, 1510 17th St. in downtown Denver, shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from July 26 through Aug. 18. For info and tix, go online to or call 303-5954464.

MAP back in business Happily for theater aficionados, the water damage that resulted from a leaky roof at the Foss Building in downtown Golden has been mitigated and Miners Alley Playhouse was able to open its current production, “The Belle of Amherst,” only a week later than originally scheduled.

The one-woman play is rich with the piercingly insightful poetry of the accomplished poet Emily Dickinson. As predicted, Paige Lynn Larson is brilliant as the reclusive poet. She captures the ebullience of the 15-year-old girl who is just discovering life and is looking forward to a bright and successful future. The journey into adulthood brings about changes in outlook that render the uncompromising artist a virtual hermit who dies at age 53. Larson’s husband, Rick Bernstein, directs the play. Rita Broderick is the assistant to the director. Nicely done all around. Drawing heavily upon Dickinson’s letters and poetry, playwright William Luce creates a compelling story that allows the audience to see into the heart and soul of the complex woman. Simply reading her poetry would give an insufficient picture. A frequently posed question is, “Of anyone living or dead, who would you like to have dinner with?” I think I finally have my answer. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is my new hero. Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Ave. (13th and Washington, second floor; entrance on 13th) in Golden. For tickets and information, call 303-395-3044 or go online to Until next time, I’ll see you around town.

‘LoDo Bites’ is place for taste Here’s a great way for suburban readers to taste the best central Denver has to offer: Take a bite out of Lower Downtown during the annual LoDo District Inc.’s LoDo Bites tasting event 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. An anticipated 1,500 people will sample snacks and sip drinks from 26 different LoDo restaurants. Holly Barrett, executive director of LoDo District Inc., said, “This event is terrific because it gives people from all over Denver and beyond the chance to try up to 26 different restaurants in one night. They’ll get a snapshot of the restaurants’ atmosphere and cuisine, and it’s a great opportunity for LoDo restaurants to really shine to a crowd that might not normally stop by.” The 26 participating restaurants are: 1515 Restaurant, Ambria Food & Wine, Backcountry Provisions, Bistro Vendome, The Celtic Tavern, Charlie Palmer’s District Tavern, Chloe, Common Grounds, Coohills, Euclid Hall, Fado Irish Pub, Fogo de Chao, H Burger Lounge, Howl at the Moon, Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The Kitchen, MCA Cafe, My Favorite Muffin, Red Star Deli (Studio F), Tavern Downtown, Toppings, Vesting Dipping Grill, Wazee Supper Club, The Wine Loft, Wynkoop Brewing Company and Zydeco’s. Tickets are $40 per person or $45 the day of the event, if available, at lodo-bites and at Wines Off Wynkoop (1610 16th St.).

Girl power

Girl Scouts of Colorado this week was to announce the 2012 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program in the Denver metro area during a private reception at the home of 1997 Woman of Distinction Barb Grogan. The seven honorees were selected by their peers and chosen based on their contributions to the community. The Women of Distinction commit to supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado and serving Girl Scouts. The 2012 Women of Distinction are: Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, vice president of government and external relations, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and recreation and Ritchie Center operations, University of Denver; Juanita Chacon, Realtor, Re/Max; Tricia Downing, disabled athlete and spokeswoman for Challenged Athletes Foundation; Melba Johnston, community volunteer and lifetime service to Girl Scouts; Denise O’Leary, corporate director, US Airways; and Maren Stewart, president and CEO, LiveWell Colorado. The women will be publicly honored at the Women of Distinction Thin Mint Dinner on Oct. 23 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. More information: Amy Myers at Tickets at www.

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Cathey McClain Finlon, former advertising agency owner, has retired after a threeyear run as president of the Denver Art Museum. Finlon, who had been a board member Parker continues on Page 15

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Supporters ‘putt’ in best effort Jefferson Center for Mental Health hosts mini golf fundraiser By Sara Van Cleve

Most golf fundraisers don’t include 2-year-old duffers, but the Jefferson Center for Mental Health welcomed entire families to its puttputt golf fundraiser. Nearly 300 people took part at Putter’s Pride in Lakewood July 26 to support the Jefferson Center during its third annual Putt Your Stuff miniature-golf tournament. The evening consisted of two rounds of miniature golf, barbecue from Famous Dave’s and prizes — all to support the work the center does and raise awareness about good mental health. “One of my passions and dreams is assisting and helping those with mental illnesses,” said Cmdr. Joe Cassa with the Wheat Ridge Police Department. “(Putt Your Stuff) has been a lot of fun. Mental health services need to be better funded, and

this is a great way to help to educate and help the community.” The tournament raised more than $22,000 for the Jefferson Center. The fundraiser also brought out a slew of different people, from Jefferson Center board members and employees to center clients to families supporting mental health. Lorraine Bowen, a volunteer board member and mother of a Jefferson Center client, said she has enjoyed watching Putt Your Stuff grow in its three years. “Each year Putt Your Stuff has grown in the number of people recognizing the importance of mental health, and this year it’s highly on people’s minds,” Bowen said. “We don’t expect to make a lot of money; we make some, but it’s a way of getting the word out there.” By having the opportunity to meet and mingle with Jefferson Center staff and clients, Putt Your Stuff helps change the stigma that is

associated with mental health and illnesses. “It demystifies the idea of mental health,” Bowen said. “It’s an opportunity for us to help break down the stigma associated with mental illnesses.” Sharon Stremel went to Putt Your Stuff with her husband, Michael, and two sons, Jordan, 5, and Gregory, 7. “We wanted to come and support the Mental Health Center,” Stremel said. “The center depends on the community to serve the community. I think (Putt Your Stuff) is great. It’s good food, and the family is having a lot of fun.” The Jefferson Center for Mental Health is a nonprofit community mental health center that serves all of Jefferson County and provides a variety of services to those with mental health disorders and emotional issues, said Jeanne Oliver, a spokeswoman for the center.

Parker: Red Robin opens third Burger Works Parker continued from Page 14

before stepping into the president’s role, will return as a member of the board of trustees. Finlon’s mission was to “lighten the DAM’s business operations — attendance, shop sales, fundraising and more — so we could function efficiently with more resources for the fabulous programming the museum is known for, including collections, educational programming and special exhibitions like Yves Saint Laurent, and this fall’s blockbuster, Becoming Van Gogh. Mission accomplished.”

Build a burger

Greenwood Village-based Red Robin opened its third Red Robin’s Burger Works location in Colorado on Aug. 6 at 2700 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder. Burger Works features some classic Red Robin burgers but also gives guests a build-your-own-burger option with a variety of toppings including sauteed portobello mushrooms, beer-mustard onions and Thai chili ketchup.

Restaurants reopen

After a hearing last week with the city of Denver’s Board of Appeals, El Diablo Restaurant and Sketch Food & Wine were allowed to reopen after a three-week closing because of the historic building at First and Broadway’s alleged safety-hazard conditions. Restaurateur Jesse Morreale was given 60 days to resolve any outstanding matters in regard to the building’s occupancy with the city of Denver. “Today the Board of Appeals awarded exactly what we have been asking for in meetings with the city since July 10 — lifting of the unsafe designation and orders to vacate — so we can put our staff back to work while we bring these unresolved matters to some appropriate, fair and final resolution and closure,” Morreale said after the decision.

Restaurants revisited

Gayle and Ed Novak, possibly the kindest couple in the restaurant business, hosted a hearty party last week at The Summit Steakhouse in Aurora, the spot at Havana and that they’ve owned for a year. The back story is that Ed and Gayle met there years ago when Gayle was a hostess and server, and Ed was a constant customer.

“The reason you’re all invited is because you supported us, and you know how ugly this place was,” Gayle said. “You know the first year is the hardest.” Then it was Ed’s turn: “We only invited people who are able to stay out till 1 in the morning,” he joked. “Go out and have a dance with your sweetheart, or somebody else you like in the room, and come back and have more food and drink.”

Staying safe in Jeffco

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Fourth Annual Community Safety Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave. in Golden. Businesses can plan to participate in document shredding, small-electronics recycling, prescription disposal, credit-report printing and reviews, and more than 80 information booths on safety. For more information, contact Cary Johnson at 303271-6970 or or visit

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Real Housewife of Beverly Hills cast member Taylor Armstrong at Second Home Kitchen + Bar inside the JW Marriott last week. But why? Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column is new in the newspapers and on the websites of Colorado Community Media. Parker, who also writes for Blacktie-Colorado, gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

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County employees have planted a xeric garden outside the Waymire Building at the Adams County Fairgrounds. According to Denver Water, homeowners can save up to 30 to 50 percent on household water costs if they use low-water plants. Photo by Darin Moriki

The fight for water’s future Colorado pushes for proactive measures By Darin Moriki This year’s drought has taken a toll on many Coloradans. According to a July 31 statewide drought-monitor report by the National Drought Mitigation Center, nearly 65.35 percent of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions, characterized by “major crop and pasture losses, and widespread water restrictions or shortages.” Consequently, municipalities, water providers and organizations statewide are teaming up to reduce drought impacts and promote sustainable water-use practices to combat expected increased water demand and predicted population growth (see related story on Page 17). “When it comes to climate change, there’s no question that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” said Steve Fleischli, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Water and Climate Program, an environmental watchdog organization. “The sensible, practical solution is to plan ahead, before it’s too late.” At Littleton’s city limits, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with 14 water providers around the state, are embarking on an $184.6 million project to increase water conservation space at Chatfield Reservoir. The effort, which began in 1999 at the behest of former Gov. Bill Owens, would redesignate 20,600 acre-feet of storage water space in Chatfield Reservoir, currently reserved specifically for flood-control purposes, to include conservation purposes. Gwyn Jarrett, Army Corps of Engineers project manager, said access to the newly allocated storage space should be available to water providers for consumer use in the next three to five years. The project’s feasibility and assessment study, one of the final steps before the reallocation process begins, is expected to be completed by late December 2013.

“This project is going to meet a portion of the water demand that is needed for the Denver-metro area,” she said. “Even with this project, there will be a void to meet the expected need of the area. If it is approved, it is an important part of the solution to the rapid population growth and increased water needs that Colorado and the Denver area are facing.” State, federal and local governments, along with water providers, are not alone in the fight to decrease water consumption. At the Colorado State University Extension’s Adams County campus, employees and volunteers are on a mission to spread the word about xeriscaping, or landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce water use and eliminate the need for supplemental irrigation, including choosing plants that require little water. Behind the Waymire Building at the Adams County Fairgrounds, the CSU Extension’s Adams County campus maintains a small xeric garden featuring about 200 types of plants. Master gardeners, part of a CSU-run program, created the garden to highlight the beauty and potential financial benefits of switching from water-intensive to xeric gardening methods. “You can have a good-looking garden without having to give it a ton of water,” said Eric Hammond, a CSU Extension horticulture and agriculture agent. “Any plant, regardless of how xeric it is or how much water it needs, is going to need a little water until you can get it going, but once you have the plant established, it’s pretty much no maintenance.” According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about 30 percent of the water used by the av-

Daisies light the foreground of a flower bed accented by a cobblestone drainage bed. Xeriscape design allows for low-water consumption by combining hardscaping and the use of drought-resistant native plants that require little supplemental watering. According to Xeriscape Colorado, nearly 50 percent of residential water consumption is used for landscaping and lawns in the western U.S. Photo by Justin Sagarsee erage American household is devoted to outdoor water use. What’s more, the EPA says, up to 50 percent of landscape-water use is wasted through evaporation, wind or runoff caused by overwatering. “Saving $20 a month on your water bill doesn’t seem like much, but if you live here for 20 years, it adds up to thousands of dollars,” Hammond said. “This drought really does remind everybody about how really dry a climate we have here and how precious of a resource water is here.”

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Colorado’s future in water

AFY = Acre-feet per year

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The graphic shown depicts Colorado’s population, irrigated acres and water flows. The Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Statewide Water Supply Initiative found that Colorado’s river systems generate, on average, 16 million acre-feet per year of renewable water. However, the study found that an average of about two thirds of this water leaves the state under Colorado’s compacts and decrees.

The bar graph shown depicts projected state basin-by-basin water demands thorugh the year 2050. The Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Statewide Water Supply Initiative found that the state will need between 600,000 and 1 million acre-feet per year of additional water to meet projected municipal and industrial needs as the state’s population continues to increase. State demographics revealed that Colorado’s population surpassed 5 million in 2008 and is expected to nearly double by 2050. Graphics courtesy of Colorado Water Conservation Board

Taking action, making plans By Darin Moriki Colorado is taking steps to evaluate the impact of climate change on the state’s water supplies following several drought seasons. In fact this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Colorado experienced its warmest June on record after temperatures rose about 6.4 degrees about average. An Aug. 3 National Weather Service statement attributed this year’s drought to a “muchbelow-normal snowpack from last winter as well as a very dry and unseasonably warm first part of this summer.” The abundant snow pack from the 2010-2011 winter kept reservoirs adequately supplied for

this summer. Following the 2002 drought, the driest year in Colorado’s recorded history, the state’s 2003 General Assembly charged the Colorado Water Conservation Board with implementing the Statewide Water Supply Initiative, an 18-month, basin-by-basin analysis of the state’s existing and future water needs. Based on state population projections that show a 65 percent increase in population by 2030, and other factors, study authors predict that the demand for water for municipal and industrial use will increase by 630,000 acre-feet, taking into account conservation measures legislated by the federal government. The study indicates that municipal and industrial existing supplies and identified projects and processes will be able to meet the demand through 2030. During the same period, agricultural demand is ex-

pected to drop slightly, from more than 90 percent of the state’s water use to about 86 percent. Another factor experts are considering as they plan for the future is that the state’s April snowpack — an important source of water as it melts — could decrease by nearly 70 percent by 2070. Ben Chou, a National Resources Defense Council water-policy analyst, said the state has done a better job than many others to address climate change and future water-supply demands by making efforts to reduce pollution associated with global warming and to evaluate how the Colorado River may be impacted by climate change. But, he said, Colorado should create a comprehensive plan and look at how climate-change threats to water will impact other areas, including public health and flooding.

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HIWAN KIDS. History come to life in summer programs for kids in kindergarten to fourth grade. Classes are offered 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at Hiwan Homestead Museum. Fee is $4 per program. The next class is Mad about Mining! Join us Thursday, Aug. 9, as we explore the rich mining history of Jefferson County. Pan for gold and discover the fun of the 1880s Bear Creek Store and its mining exhibits. SALE DONATIONS Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is accepting donations until Thursday, Aug. 9, for its annual garage sale on Saturday, Aug. 11. Fabric, books, patterns, quilting notions, arts and crafts supplies, quilts, vintage stuff and more are welcome. Call 303-277-0377 or 303-215-9001 to arrange drop-off of your donations. Sewing machines and small appliances must be in working order. Large furniture, floor-standing quilt frames and exercise equipment cannot be taken. THURSDAY/ AUG. 9 THROUGH FRIDAY/AUG. 10 ART EXHIBIT The Edge Enigma exhibit is on display through Friday, Aug. 10, at the Susan K. Arndt Gallery at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood campus. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Stephen McCabe, manager of Edwards Meats in Wheat Ridge, unwraps a lamb before cutting meat at the family-owned business July 17. The butcher shop is celebrating 50 years of success in the community. Photo by Justin Sagarsee

Butcher shop celebrates golden year By Cassie Monroe Ernie Edwards said he was feeling a little anxious as he buttoned up his Edwards Meats shirt the morning of July 14. Although he had worn the uniform hundreds of times during the store’s 50 years in business, this was the first time he was holding a customer-appreciation day. He was not sure how the anniversary celebration would go or how many people would actually show up. Edwards and son Darin, current owner of Edwards Meats, were pleasantly surprised when the store’s parking lot, and every surrounding street and public lot available, were packed by 11 a.m. when the festivities started. A constant flow of customers filled the aisles of the store throughout the day as customers and employees celebrated together. “I was thinking a lot about my dad that morning,” Ernie Edwards said. Herb Edwards opened Edwards Meats in 1962 next to Abner’s Market. Within a few years, family members were working weekends to build a new building at 12280 W. 44th Ave., to which the store moved in 1966. Not long after Ernie began working at the store, he and his father built a smokehouse to accommodate customers’ requests. Ernie took over the business in 1977 and handed Darin the reins in 2006. Over the years, several Edwards family members have worked at the store.

Beth Wandland has worked as a cashier at Edwards Meats for six years. She doesn’t bear the Edwards name, but said she loves working at the store and being part of what they represent to the community. “We’re not related, but they’re like family anyway,” Wandland said. Part of what makes Edwards unique is the authentic Irish selection made by Irish butcher, and store manager Stephen McCabe. He started in 2001 and has 30 different English and Irish sausage recipes. Many of the store’s products are shipped from the Emerald Isle. “We use a lot of really old-school recipes here,” McCabe said. “This is pretty much the only place you can get this kind of variety.” The store also uses local products whenever possible. Hot sauces, rubs, barbecue sauces and more are created by businesses in the Denver metro area. Edwards Meats has several customers who remember the store’s original location. Many remember watching Darin grow up, and chatting with Herb and Ernie at the deli counter. “It has definitely taken the whole family to make this possible,” Darin Edwards said. Even customers who have moved from Wheat Ridge continue to shop at Edwards, despite the commute. Ron Todd, Lone Tree resident, has been shopping at Edwards Meats since Herb opened the store. Todd was the plant manager at the old Jolly Rancher factory on Ward Road in Wheat Ridge, so he would stop by the

shop on his way home. “I’ve known three generations while shopping here,” Todd said. Tom Raff, Westminster resident, said he has been shopping at Edwards Meats since 1975. He said his favorite items to purchase at the store are the bacon-wrapped filets, but all of its products are great. “I’m a foodie,” Raff said. “I find the good places to go, and I lucked out here.” Mike and Maureen Garretson, Arvada residents, have been going to Edwards Meats for more than 15 years. During the customer-appreciation day, they won a gift basket full of hot sauces with the Edwards logo. Two of the sauces they had never tried before were Serrano Apricot and Scorpion Hot. Maureen Garretson said she and her husband started shopping at Edwards Meats when they lived in north Denver. One night, she said, she forgot to buy ground beef for taco night and decided to run to the nearest grocery store instead of driving to Edwards. “I figured my husband would never know the difference,” she said. After one bite of the tacos, the jig was up. Her husband knew the beef wasn’t from Edwards. “He could really taste the difference,” Garretson said. She said now nothing stops her from making a trip to Edwards Meats to get the high-quality food her husband expects. Among their favorite purchases are Belfast Bangers, which are authentic Irish sausages, and the prime rib.

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THURSDAY/AUG. 9 THROUGH SUNDAY/AUG. 12 PAINTING EXHIBIT See 20 of Becker’s intimate and intense Pet Paintings on display in Golden at Miners Alley Playhouse, in the old Foss Drug building downtown, and take in some live theater, too. FRIDAY/AUG. 10 AARP DRIVER Safety class is offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community, 7400 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Bring lunch and a check. Registration is necessary. Call 720-321-8940. PHOTO PRESENTATION A photographic and storytelling presentation on “Ghost Towns of the Rockies” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Lakewood Historical Society, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood. The ghost of Annabelle Stark is believed to haunt the ghost town of St. Elmo. Author and speaker Preethi Burkholder leads the presentation. Autographed copies of “Ghost Towns of the Rockies” will be available for purchase. MOVIE SERIES Arvada presents Flicks in the Square every Friday in August. Movies will begin at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) and are shown in the Town Square at 57th Avenue and Old Wadsworth. Schedule of movies is: Aug. 10, “The Muppets;” Aug. 17, “The Karate Kid” (the original); Aug. 24, “Dolphin Tale;” and Aug. 31, “Ghostbusters.” Check www. for details and changes. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/AUG. 10-11 GARAGE SALE Lakewood Arts Council will have its annual garage sale fundraiser to help pay for its 70-plus arts events. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the home of the council’s artistic director, Kathy Berls, 464 S. Youngfield Court in the Green Mountain area of Lakewood (just off Alameda Parkway). Call 303-980-0625 or visit SEUSSICAL SHOW Colorado ACTS will have its friends-and-family production of “Seussical,” based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Shows are at 7 p.m. Aug. 10-11, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 11, at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Visit, call 303-456-6772 or email for more information. SATURDAY/AUG. 11 HEALTH FUNDRAISER Golden Well Being Collective will bring together several independent practitioners providing services including acupuncture, massage, yoga therapy, art therapy and more. Services are being provided for donations (most are asking for $1 a minute). Some local restaurants will provide snacks, and there will be live music. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at 1113 Washington St. in downtown Golden. Call Cindy Hazel at 303-956-5817. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross to help burn victims. PET EXPO More than 30 animal rescue groups and service providers have signed up for the Denver Pet Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Denver Merchandise Mart. The free event features 125 exhibitors of pet-related products, information and services; special guests and speakers include trainers, groomers and pet first aid. Exhibitor space is available. Visit or call 800-977-3609. Your Week continues on Page 19

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MS FUNDRAISER Music for MS is planned from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at The Spot Bar & Grill, 111 N. Rubey Drive, Golden. Event includes live music, a dunk tank, silent auction and more. Suggested donation is $5, and those with MS attend at no cost. Visit WELCOME HOME Support the troops at the Colorado Yellow Ribbon Event on Saturday, Aug. 11, in downtown Denver. Those who attend will line the streets of Denver or march in the parade. Event is sponsored by the Marine Corps League and the Women Marines Association. A memorial ceremony is at 8 a.m. at the Colorado Veterans Monument at Lincoln Park, across from the Capitol. The parade is at 10 a.m. at Broadway and Colfax, and a veterans-assistance fair is at 1 p.m. at Civic Center Park. Visit for all the details. HISTORY PROGRAM The Arvada Historical Society presents “Tales and Tunes of the West” with Liz Masterson and Julia Hays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Arvada Flour Mill Pavilion, 5590 Wadsworth Blvd. Cost is $20, space is limited and reservations are required. Call 303-431-1261. DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO How do blind folks watch movies, and what is descriptive video service? Join the Mile High Chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Colorado at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, to find out. Any one interested in issues of blindness and low vision should come to the Applewood Village community center, 11310 W. 18th Ave. in Lakewood to watch a described video. Please bring movie snacks or beverages to share. We will have several titles to select from, and will watch what the attendees choose. SUNDAY/AUG. 12 INDIAN CULTURE Taste of India is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Lakeview Wellness and Event Center, 7864 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. Delicious Indian food, colorful Indian fashions, arts, crafts, gifts and lots of fun. Open to all. MONDAY/AUG. 13 GOLF TOURNAMENT Life Care Center of Evergreen and

Elk Run Assisted Living are sponsoring a golf tournament Monday, Aug. 13, at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., and tee-off is at 1:15 p.m. Teams of four will compete in a round of golf. The cost is $140 per person or $500 for a team. Awards will be given, and sponsorships are available. To sign up, donate or for more information, contact Edward Kennedy at Life Care Center of Evergreen, 303-674-4500, or Lisa Rogers at Elk Run Assisted Living at 303-679-8777. TUESDAY/AUG. 14 SILENT FILMS As Denver hosts the second annual Denver Silent Film Festival this September, join Active Minds for a journey to the era of the silent film and a visit with one of its greatest stars, Charlie Chaplin. We will explore the unique artistic elements that make silent films appreciated by audiences young and old, and get to know the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, including his role in founding United Artists with Mary Pickford and others, as well as the circumstances surrounding his exile from the United States for nearly 20 years. This free event is sponsored by MorningStar Senior Living and will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W 10th Ave., Lakewood. WEDNESDAY/AUG. 15 EXHIBITORS NEEDED Applications for vendors for the first Stober Elementary School arts and crafts fair are due by Wednesday, Aug. 15, and can be found online at www. The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Stober. More than 35 booths will sell homemade crafts, food and seasonal items. Booth spaces are $55 for a 108-square-foot space; $45 for 100 square feet; and $35 for 50 square feet. BLOOD DRIVE City of Lakewood Community blood drive is from 8-10:10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Civic Center South Building, 480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Dee Ann Pfifer at 303-987-7660 or by email at Your Week continues on Page 21

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Joyce A. Bruno, of Arvada, died Thursday, July 26, 2012. She was 75. Mass of Christian burial was Aug. 2 at Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Church in Arvada, with entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.


Jeffrey Darren Garscin, of Denver, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012. He was 45. He was born Sept. 1, 1966, in Arvada and graduated from Pomona High School. He is survived by his parents, Jack and Marylou; his daughter, Stazia Jackson; sisters Jacque Marie Garscin, Michelle (Jeff) Bryant, Melissa (Richard) Garscin Rose; nephews Justin (Desirea) Bryant, J. Daniel (Jennifer) Bryant and Zachary Rose; niece Alexandra “Baby Girl” Rose; maternal grandmother Eleanor Richards; great-niece Avah Bryant; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A remembrance and celebration service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, with inurnment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.


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Zachary Jon Going Johns, of Arvada, died Thursday, July 26, 2012. He was 29. He was born Sept. 3, 1982, in Denver to Tim and Sue (Going) Johns. He was an adventurous soul who worked at many jobs, including working the fish docks in New York City at age 17, before finding his passion was cooking. He put himself through Brown College in Minnesota and earned a bachelor of applied science degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu. After stints as a chef in restaurants in Minnesota and North Dakota, he came home, where he used his considerable talent in food preparation as production chef at a catering company. Eventually, he formed his own business, Full Throttle Catering. His greatest happiness came when he joined the Denver Snooze restaurant and then Snooze Southglenn as a sous chef. He is survived by his mother, Sue Johns; father, Tim Johns; sister, Jennifer Johns (Isaiah Sanchez); nephew and nieces Kiara and Elias Sanchez and Baby Sanchez; grandparents Marvin and Barbara Johns; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and his beloved dog, Rex. He was preceded in death by grandmother Mary Going, and cousins Michael Byrd and David Lockwood. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chef Zach Memorial Fund, Bellco Credit Union, P.O. Box 6611, Greenwood Village, CO 801556611.


Dale Peder Klemmetsen, of Arvada, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge. He was 58. He was born Dec. 7, 1953, in Aurora to Howard Peder Klemmetsen and Louise Waneta Mull. He received his education Klemmetsen at South High School in Denver and Smyrna High School in Smyrna, Ga. He married Dora Slagle in 1975, which ended in divorce. On June 6, 1980, he married Victoria Shepard in Lakewood. His career was that of a master craftsman/cabinetmaker, working most recently for Great American Solutions in Commerce City. In addition to being a devoted family man, his passion was for the outdoors. He was an avid angler/fisherman, and thoroughly enjoyed hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains. He is survived by his parents, Howard Klemmetsen, of Georgia, and Louise Clark, of Thornton; his wife, Victoria; his sons, Brian Michael Klemmetsen, of Northglenn, Kory Adam Klemmetsen, of Wheat Ridge, and Eric Dale Slagle, of Littleton; sisters Linda Williams, of Denver, Carol Neils of Wisconsin, and Barbara Maxwell, of Northglenn; brothers Brian and Tyler, both of Georgia; his grandchildren, Shae Snider, of Lakewood, Mellodee Klemmetsen, of Arvada, Gregory and Elijah Klemmetsen, both of Northglenn, and Logan and Peyton Slagle, both of Littleton; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mamie Mull Baker and his an infant grandson, James Dalton Klemmetsen. Services were held July 7 at the first United Methodist Church in Golden.


Daniel Link, of Arvada, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. He was 92. Daniel, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully while vacationing in Glenwood Springs. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He married Catherine Corrigan during World War II and began building a family that spans four generations. He was a dedicated family man whose primary ambition was to provide for the care and well-being of his family. He began work as a sailor in the Merchant Marine at age 16 and later became a welder in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served aboard the USS Ajax in the South Pacific. Upon return from the war, he began work with the New York City Transit Authority, retired and moved to Colorado in 1977. He was a devoted Catholic and parishioner of Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Church for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, and grandson Matthew. He is survived

by his children, Daniel (Debby), Donald (Sarah), Donna (Patrick) Farrell, Diane, Debbie (Donny) Gunst, David and Dean (Karen); grandchildren Daniel (Monica), Erin, Denise (Dave) Wells, Leah (Bret) Robards, Adam Farrell, Andrew Farrell (Katie Dillon), Amanda (Jeremy) Walsh, Lauren Farrell, Sara Stephenson, Patrick (Shelly) Sabo, Gina (Tim) Welihan, Colleen Gunst and Renee Gunst; great-grandchildren Ethan Farrell, Josephine Robards, Bella Walsh and Kyla Walsh; and goddaughters Anne Marie Molloy and Lauren Farrell. He was also father-in-spirit to Mary (Lester) Sabo, Joan Zema, Bob (Linda) Farrell and Joann McCabe. Funeral mass was Aug. 8 at Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Church in Arvada, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery.


Jennifer Mankey, of Arvada, died Sunday, July 29, 2012. She was 61. She had a successful career providing services to juveniles regionally and nationally. She is survived by her husband, John “Mike” Farrell, and brother Neal Mankey and family. Memorial contributions may be made to The Clearity Foundation, 4365 Executive Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92121.


Scott Kiyoto Noguchi, of Arvada, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012. He was 32. He is survived by his parents, Calvin (Donna) Noguchi and Arlene (Ray) Macdonald; children Kiyoto, Midori, Akira and Mitsuo Noguchi; brother Adam (Nichole) Noguchi; grandfather Bob Noguchi; and nephew and niece Evan and Akina Noguchi. Memorial service was Aug. 5 at TriState Denver Buddist Temple.


Glenn O. Schroeder, of Arvada, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He was 86. He was born July 14, 1926, in Corning, Mo., to Clemence and Alvina Wohler Schroeder. He served in the Army as a military policeman in occupied Japan for almost two years. He married Minnie May Rhoades on Aug. 10, 1949. He started his own company, Schroeder Equipment, in 1975 and managed apartments for 35 years. He built a log home that he designed Conifer. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Minnie; daughters Donna and Robin; four granddaughters, Kristina, Janette, Emily and Jessica; and three great-grandchildren, Blake, Cheyenne and Aidan. Funeral service was July 28 at Aspen Mortuary Chapel in Arvada.


Peter A. Valentine, of Arvada, died Sunday, July 29, 2012. He was 70. He is survived by his wife, Pat; mother Lillian; sons Scott (Jennifer) and Roger (Jill); grandson Tyler; and numerous friends. Funeral service was Aug. 3 at Spirit of Christ in Arvada. Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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THURSDAY/AUG. 16 BLOOD DRIVE Union Tower Building Community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 165 S. Union Blvd., Lakewood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or go online to www.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/AUG. 17 PIE BAKING Enter the pie-baking contest at this year’s Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival on Friday, Aug. 17. Sign up for free. For information, go to MOBILE SPAY/NEUTER Foothills Animal Shelter, with support from the Animal Assistance Foundation, is providing a

mobile spay/neuter program called A Simple Fix. The shelter’s large mobile unit will host 24 clinics through June 2013. Clinics are based on a first-come, first-served basis due to space. Go to for information regarding age, weight, health, etc. An upcoming clinic is Aug. 17 at Fruitdale Park’s Off Leash Dog Park, 4700 Miller St., Wheat Ridge.

MOVIE SERIES Arvada presents Flicks in the Square every Friday in August. Movies will begin at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) and are shown in the Town Square at 57th Avenue and Old Wadsworth. Schedule of movies is: Aug. 17, “The Karate Kid” (the original); Aug. 24, “Dolphin Tale;” and Aug. 31, “Ghostbusters.” Check for details and changes. COMING SOON/AUG. 17-19 PAINTINGS DISPLAYED The Art League will have paintings for sale and display in the Anderson Community Building from Aug. 17-19 during the Carnation Festival at 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge. Call 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356 or email or COMING SOON/AUG. 18

GARDENING CLASSES Echter’s Garden Center offers a variety of classes for gardeners. Free admission and no registration required, unless otherwise noted. Classes are at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Call 303-424-7979 or visit for information. “HARVESTING AND Preserving Herbs,” from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Discover how easy it is to harvest and preserve herbs with simple tools and techniques. Enjoy the flavor of summer in the coming months. Instructor is Anne Carlson. “PRESERVING YOUR Harvest - Make Summer Last All Winter,” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Learn several methods of food preservation, including canning, so that you can enjoy your summer harvest all winter long. The class will cover necessary equipment, tools, tips and techniques for success in the kitchen and good taste at the table. Instructor is Anne Carlson.

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ARTS SALE The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will have a fine-arts sale Saturday, Aug. 18. Sign up today for one of the 10 available booths. Cost is $50. Go online to for information. COMING SOON/AUG. 19

FREE CONCERT The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert in the park at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Parfet Park in Golden. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn while the symphony performs. Visit BARBECUE BENEFIT All-ages barbecue party to support domestic-abuse survivor Lisa Holden as she makes a new life for herself and her kids; 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Ziggies, 4923 W. 38th Ave., Denver. Frogs Gone Fishin’, Dyrty Byrds and Birds of a Feather will perform. Cost is $10 and all proceeds go to Holden. To read her story, go to www.huffingtonpost. com/2012/04/13/lisa-holden-josh-hid-in-woods-daughtersabuse_n_1424972.html.

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David Pesek and Michal Kmita at the Hawagaya Primary School. Photo Provided by The Invictus Initiative

‘It’s about empowering people’ Former Mines QB Pesek, Kmita use Invictus Initiative to make a difference By Brian Miller It was some four years ago that David Pesek and Mike Kmita shared an experience that was both educational and life-changing. The pair was among eight individuals from Colorado who traveled to Afghanistan to help build a school and a clinic in a refugee camp in Barek Aub. Upon their return, Pesek and Kmita got together to discuss future projects. How could they take what they saw and learned and use that to continue to provide help around the world? From that meeting, The Invictus Initiative was born. Since that time, both have developed careers while staying true to their dream. Pesek, a spacecraft designer at Lockheed Martin, and Kmita, a financial analyst for a commercial real estate company, recently completed their second humanitarian effort last month since co-founding The Invictus Initiative. The two men, joined by a team of seven individuals, traveled to Kenya to work with a clinic in the Uluthe Mungao community. The group helped with the implementation of solar paneling and a solar charge station at the clinic, providing electricity and the ability to stay open at night. Kmita said the premise from the beginning was about redefining what the humanitarian model looks like. “It’s always about empowering a local community versus a bunch of westerners coming in and dropping goods and telling people how to do things,” said Kmita, a graduate of Colorado State University. “You aren’t empowering anybody if you do that. “Not only did we provide electricity that’s going to basically help serve the community better, but we also empowered them with a means of sustaining themselves and providing for themselves.” By installing a solar charge station at the clinic, Kenyans who pay to charge their cell phones will see that revenue put back into the clinic and thus the community. The group relies on fundraisers and donor funds to help pay for the effort. In the case of the trip to Kenya, they reached out to organizations and businesses that had those supplies and “connected them to the cause,” Kmita said. A solar company donated two additional light

bulbs, and The Invictus Initiative held an essay-writing contest at a school in the area to award the bulbs to students who were unable to study at night because of a lack of fuel for lanterns. “Where else in the world are you going to change somebody’s life with a $20 light bulb?” Kmita asked. Pesek earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Colorado School of Mines in Golden before going to work at Lockheed Martin. He was the starting quarterback for the Orediggers for three seasons, and has used that connection to involve other students and athletes from Mines in The Invictus Initiative. Some 13 students from CSM traveled with the group to Nepal back in the summer of 2011 to help rebuild a trail in the area around Mt. Everest that aided the Khumbu region and helped connect isolated communities with resources and tourism. Four students from Mines traveled to Kenya this summer. Pesek said the group would like to build a stronger relationship with the school and eventually get even more students overseas. The hope is to eventually attract interest from other universities around the state, and perhaps nationally as well. Pesek will also be teaching a freshman-level course at Mines this fall that introduces students to engineering tools and project management. “I’ve always had that idea that they would be the pathfinder for it,” Pesek said of Mines. “Just use my relationship and experience through Afghanistan and then through Nepal and Kenya to keep building that. When we look for our next trip, the first place we’re going to go to is Mines athletics and try and build that again.” Mines senior Hannah Schuster, a graduate of D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School who competes in cross country and track and field for the Orediggers, traveled to Nepal and Kenya to help with both projects. Schuster said she had always wanted to visit Nepal to help in any way possible, and The Invictus Initiative gave her that chance. “Being able to partner up with this group helped me to use what I had in a productive way instead of just showing up and trying to figure something out on my own,” Schuster said, “which would not have had a lasting impact like it can when you travel with a team and a group that has a plan.” Safety of the team is always the first priority, which

Colorado School of Mines student Katie Herrera with orphan at Uluthe Small Home for The Mentally and Physically Challenged. Photo Provided by The Invictus Initiative. is why Pesek visited both regions prior to bringing the team along. That allowed him to survey both sites and establish relationships within the community. From there he and Kmita collaborate with the region to better understand what projects will truly work. Next spring they hope to take a team to Brazil before returning to Kenya in the fall. Kmita said one of the things that Invictus was founded on is that everyone has a different resource, skill, or ability that they can bring to the group. Those interested in learning more can visit the group’s website at “When you put all these heads, all these resources, all these skills together,” Kmita said, “you can create huge projects that have everlasting effects.” Schuster said the experience helped her appreciate what she has that much more and has allowed her to try and slow things down in her own life. The communities are that much better for the work The Invictus Initiative has accomplished, and the relationships formed are just as everlasting. “I feel like it’s great to feel appreciated like that. I think just by making friends with these people we make such a huge impact,” she said. “I think it’s showing that we care, showing that we’re halfway around the world but we’re still the same people.”

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Orediggers picked to finish second in RMAC

QUICK HITS Ralston Valley sophomore-to-be Garrett Moore recently competed at the Junior Olympics in track and field in Baltimore, Md. Moore finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in the intermediate boys 15-16 age group. He also finished 20th in the open 400 run.

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Gent claims transplant golds

Arvada resident Robert Gent recently competed in the Transplant Games of America in Grand Rapids, Mich. Gent, as part of the Utah/Idaho team, helped lead his group to the national championship. Gent competed in eight events in track and field, winning gold medals in the long jump, high jump and 400. He medaled in every event but the shot put. Gent was the oldest member of the team at the age of 70. He and his wife, Diane, had competed in the Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado Springs the previous week. Gent won the 200, long jump and javelin in his age group and Diane won the 1,500 in the 50-59 age group.

leads three Mines players on preseason all-conference football team By Brian Miller

Polsfut signs with Bethany College COLORADO SPRINGS - The word “excited” was thrown around so many times Monday morning at the annual Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Football Media Day, it was as if Tim Tebow were in the room giving an introductory press conference. The event is the unofficial kickoff for the upcoming 2012 college football season, and each of the Colorado School of Mines running back Dan Palmer leaps toward the goal line over Chadron State sophoconference’s 10 coaches were in more Trelan Taylor during a game last season. Palmer is one of 19 returning starters for the Orediggers, attendance at the Marriott hotel who were picked to finish second in RMAC in the coaches preseason poll. Justin Sagarsee in Colorado Springs, along with a couple dozen players. In a move that surprised no and Adams State University. one, defending RMAC champion against William Jewell College. One interesting note that was Mines will have a new starting CSU-Pueblo was picked to finish first in the preseason poll by the quarterback this fall in sophomore discussed Monday at Media Day coaches, receiving nine of the 10 Matt Brown, who split time be- was the possibility that this could tween wide receiver and backing be Mines’ final year playing at their first-place votes. The Thunderwolves were un- up Clay Garcia at quarterback in current facility. Preliminary plans are in place for funding to be used defeated in the 2011 regular sea- 2011. Much of the rest of the starting to build a football complex. son, achieving the No. 1 ranking in Mines Athletic Director Tom NCAA Division II before being up- offense is back, including running back Dan Palmer, and the team Spicer said things are in the works ended in their playoff opener. “Last year was last year,” CSU- will get a boost with the return of as of right now but that there are Pueblo coach John Wristen said. Renken, who broke his leg in the still some details that need to be ironed out. first quarter of the 2011 opener. “It’s over with.” Spicer added that hopefully in The defense also is experienced Colorado School of Mines was selected to finish second in the despite the graduation of line- six months construction could beconference. The Orediggers return backer Alex Vigil and defensive gin on the facility, with the 2014 19 starters and seniors Cody Ren- back Bunmi Adetutu. Accardi is season the target opening. Mines coach Bob Stitt said a ken (wide receiver), David Pawelek back at punter and red-shirt fresh(tight end) and Taylor Accardi man Avery Llewellyn takes over new facility would help recruiting, but it would also give the players a (punter) were named to the pre- kicking duties. The RMAC has undergone some home of their own. season all-RMAC squad. “It’s going to be bigger for retenAccardi, after leading the nation changes since the spring season in punting average at 48.5 yards ended in May. The University of tion. It’s giving our team a homein 2011, is the preseason MVP on Nebraska-Kearney moved to the base on campus which they’ve Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath- never had,” he said. “We’ve never special teams. “It’s really starting to hit now letics Association (MIAA) for the had meeting rooms, our coaches that it’s football season,” Accardi 2012-13 season, and the RMAC don’t have offices. Our locker room said. “We’ve been working hard all welcomed Black Hills State in is cement floor. “It just takes us to the next level summer and now it’s time to get UNK’s stead. Two new football coaches were and legitimizes our program. As out there and get things done.” Players begin reporting this introduced - Russ Martin at Colo- people in the RMAC continue to weekend and fall camp opens rado Mesa and Jay Long at Chad- upgrade facilities, I think it’s goron State - and two colleges have ing to help the reputation of our Monday. The Orediggers start the season achieved university status with conference and help us get more Saturday, Sept. 1 at Campbell Field Western State Colorado University teams in the playoffs.”

Arvada High School graduate Javier Polsfut has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. Polsfut lettered three years in baseball and one year in wrestling for the Bulldogs. In addition to pitching for Arvada, he also competed for the Colorado Khaos 18U team this summer.

Simers steps down

Colorado School of Mines’ Art Siemers has resigned his position as head cross country and track and field coach. Siemers, who coached at Mines for eight seasons, will take over the head cross country job and assistant track and field position at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Eight Oredigger athletes won a total of five NCAA Division II national titles under Siemers.

Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek 1. Who was the last Detroit Tigers pitcher before Justin Verlander (24 in 2011) to win at least 20 games in a season? 2. In 2011, Johnny Damon became the ninth player in baseball history to have 200 homers and 400 stolen bases for a career. Name four of the first eight. 3. In 2011, Carolina rookie Cam Newton passed for 854 yards in his first two NFL games, setting a record. Who had held the passing-yardage mark? 4. Who is the only men’s college basketball player to start in four Final Fours? 5. Only two NHL defensemen since 2000 have averaged a point per game for a season. Name them. 6. Name three of the top five bowlers in career victories on the PBA Tour. 7. How many horses have won the first two legs of the Triple Crown since the last Triple Crown winner in 1978? Answers: 1. Bill Gullickson won 20 games in 1991. 2. Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Roberto Alomar, Marquis Grissom, Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan, Paul Molitor and Craig Biggio. 3. Todd Marinovich had 638 yards passing in his first two regular-season games for the Raiders in 1991-92. 4. Christian Laettner of Duke (1989-92). 5. Mike Green (2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons) and Nicklas Lidstrom (200506 season). 6. Walter Ray Williams (47 victories), Earl Anthony (43), Norm Duke (37), Pete Weber (36) and Mark Roth (34). 7. Twelve. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Open House Directory Open House, Sunday, August 12, 2012, 11am to 3pm. GrandView of Roxborough Luxury Senior Community in Littleton. Lock in preconstruction pricing. Exclusive opportunity to own. 6265 Roxborough Park Rd., 303-744-8000. Refreshments will be served.

Arvada Town Home, FSBO, or lease to own

Large luxury townhome, West Arvada. Must See! Rare 3 bedroom+office/den on main floor. 2.5 bathroom, 3-car garage! Handicapped parking in front. 2,239 sq. ft. of maintenance-free living. Huge master suite with oversized walk in closet. ]Gorgeous kitchen with stainless appliances included. Cherry upgraded cabinets. End unit. Large windows, lots of light. Patio. New in 2008. $314,900. In HomeTown: 15346 W. 66th Dr, Unit A, Arvada. 303-921-3100. for more details and photos

Read this week's blog posting at, and learn all the details about what costs a buyer must pay when purchasing a home. Call Sandy anytime for excellent service with Buying or Selling!

Westminster 9217 VRAIN Ct. $275,000 Mountain Views! Beautiful open floor plan ranch style home in the highly desired High Point area. Adult Community! All appliances included. Newer Carpet. Great Location! Vaulted Ceilings! 2 Car Garage! Covered Patio overlooks the Rocky Mountains! Large Master bedroom! Basement is finished beautifully, + great storage or a great workshop! Secure your future in this great neighborhood! For your personal tour call Ruth@ 303-667 -0455

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Broomfield 1425 W 12TH Ave. $409,995 Beautiful open floor plan ranch style home with breath taking mountain views! New Granite Counter Tops! This home features deisgner touches + hardwood floors, high ceilings, formal dining, large kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2&1/2 car garage, finished basement, backs to open space, large deck, gorgeous fenced yard, in a wonderful neighborhood! The incredible mountain views can be viewed from the kitchen, breakfast nook, family room and master bedroom! Walking distance to the grocery store, restuarant, banks etc. Welcome home! For your personal tour call Brandon @ 720-323-5839 or

Commerce City 11622 FAIRPLAY St. $179,900 Great 2 bedroom + loft, 3 bath 2 story home! Features an oversized 2 car garage! Large kitchen! Family room and living room! Master bath! Walk In closets! Private fenced yard! Full yard sprinkler system! Come take a look at your new home! For your personal tour call Brandon @ 720-323-5839 or Ruth @ 303-667-0455

GET CASH BACK TO MOVE, avoid bankruptcy, save your credit. 303-868-5369

New Kitchen, Baths, Hardwood, Tile, Roof, Windows, Siding. Walk to Elementary School, Park, Recreation Center. In-ground Swimming Pool with security cover, new pump/filter, chlorinator. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Finished Basement. Dining Room, Fireplace, Family and Living Rooms. 6260 W. 110th Place. $237,000.

Call Dianna 303-378-6257. Hurry!


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Arvada Town Home, FSBO or lease to own

Large luxury townhome, West Arvada. Must See! Rare 3 bedroom+office/den on main floor. 2.5 bathroom, 3-car garage! Handicapped parking in front. 2,239 sq. ft. of maintenance-free living. Huge master suite with oversized walk in closet. Gorgeous kitchen with stainless appliances included. Cherry upgraded cabinets. End unit. Large windows, lots of light. Patio. New in 2008. $314,900. In HomeTown: Please Recycle this Publication 15346 W.when 66th Dr, Unit A, Arvada. Finished 303-921-3100. for more details and photos

HALL RENTAL Great place for your next event *Birthday *Graduation *Retirement *Teens or Business Meetings Plan your event around our Bocce Court. For availability call Tom 720-299-8325

Office Rent/Lease ARVADA Central

Small office starting at $125 or up to 3000s.f. Internet option. General office, retail, medical, dental. 303-475-9567

Westmister 10795 Zuni Dr $315,000 Beautiful Ranch Style Patio Home! Highly Desired Legacy Ridge Neighborhood. The home features main floor living at its best! Family, Dining, Kitchen, Laundry and Master Bedroom all on main floor! Fully finished basement features 2 bedrooms, bathroom and large open area for game room, additional family room or whatever you need! The kitchen features breakfast nook, gas stove, and opens to dining room and family room. Fall in love with this wonderful home today! For your personal tour please call

Apartments Arvada:

1 bedroom apartment $625 month Utilities paid. Near 52nd & Wadsworth. No pets. Call for details. 303-918-6937

SENIOR HOUSING Westminster Commons, a subsidized senior/handicap apartment home, is now accepting applications for residency. These well-maintained 1 bedroom units are conveniently located near 76th & Federal. Please call 303428-2786 for an application or information.

THE Real Estate market

has caused unbearable stress and heartache-I can help you avoid foreclosure. I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert. Call me if you or someone you know can use my care and expertise. 720-255-4663 Matt Studzinski Re/Max Alliance

We Buy Houses & Condos

CASH PAID FAST any condition Call Bill 303-799-0759

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Cemetary Lots

Manufactured/Mobile Homes

Very nice 2bd, 1ba in a clean quiet complex. Onsite laundry, off street reserved parking, close to bus line, shopping & Lutheran Hospital, quick access to downtown & mountains. Sorry no pets. 3677 Teller St. $675/mo. +dep. 303-445-0300

Homes Gorgeous valley views 2 bedroom, large living room, stainless appliances, breakfast bar, includes water, trash removal and 1 acre of mowing. over-sized 2 car garage. 12 miles from Conifer and 6 miles from highway 285 $950/mo. (303)909-2404

Wheat Ridge Awesome Deal

$995 month plus deposit Super large 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex with large Bonus room. Water, trash and lawn Service paid. Near parks and walking distance to Prospect Elementary. NO PETS 36th & Parfet St. Call 303-202-9153

Wheat Ridge Awesome Deal

*Lakewood New 2012 Mobile Home 3bdr, 2ba Lakewood Park $38,500 move in ready. Call Barbara 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754

$995 month plus deposit Super large 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex with large Bonus room. Water, trash and lawn Service paid. Near parks and walking distance to Prospect Elementary. NO PETS 36th & Parfet St. Call 303-202-9153

BRAND NEW 2012 2bdr, 2ba Lakewood Park $35,900. Call Barbara 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754

Commercial Property/ Rent


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2 bedroom, 2 bath Lakewood Park $35,900. Call Barbara 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754

Miscellaneous Real Estate Main Line Inspections. Please visit (303)463-6730

2004 Saab 9.5 ARC 4dr. - $8800 Dealer serviced - have all records Summer & Winter tires. 88K miles 90K service done 720-353-4333

Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC

999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicle is for sale: 01. 2001 Silver Cadillac STS VIN# 24517

Boats and Water Sports 12ft 2000 Starcraft

V-bow aluminum fishing boat. As new condition, very safe and stable with MinnKota trolling motor, new fold down seats and great trailer. Excellent for local lakes and reservoirs. With extras, $975. Please leave a message and I will call you right back. 303-237-6237.

Motorcycles/ATV’s 2004 HD Fatboy, 14,700 mileage detachable windshield &sissy bar, t -bags vance & hines long shots, orig pipes incl, engine guard w/ highway pegs,power commander,lots of chrome, lift &ramp, brand new batt. (303)7176147

Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 years own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581


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When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

Wanted DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to the developmental disabled. Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 12 years of service

Mobile Home 3 bedroom, 2 bath Lakewood Park $38,500 move in ready. Call Barbara 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754


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EXPERIENCED, LOYAL CARE IN your home. Prepare meals, clean. 30 yrs. Experience. References. PT starting at noon Call Isabel, 720435-0742

Thomas Floor Covering

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Adult Care


2 Cemetary Lots in Garden of Gethsemane Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens $1500 each lot. 580-234-6135

Home for Sale

Black Hawk/Gilpin County/Arapahoe National Forest. Recreational residence well maintained, clean, nicely furnished, 600sf. hardwoods floors, 2 decks, 4 skylights, walk out basement, 3 security doors, spring water. Hot water reservoir, kitchen sink & shower in basement. Propane/generator, refrigerator, lights & fan on Lopi fireplace insert, private out house $75,000 303-988-4040

Misc. for Rent

Autos for Sale


Sandy Hopper, CRS, GRI direct: 720-299-4066

Mountain Properties


Ruth @ 303-667-0455


Home for Sale


Home for Sale


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Service Directory


Maids of Honor Refer us get 30% off after referrals' 3rd cleaning. Work guaranteed since 2000 Ref. avail. Call 303-458-9075

Computer Services For Sale or Lease2009 W Littleton Blvd Sale Price: $1,250,000 Lease Rate: $18.00-$20.00/SF SF Available: 313-4,251SF Robert Knisely: 303.312.4235 Craig Myles: 303.312.4294

Misc. for Rent Private Apartment & Hobby Shop in Castle Rock. Both 800sf. Shop has 11' ceilings, 230 volt plugs, separate entrance w/electric gate. $1650 + $250 utilities. 720-2099997

Cowboy Consulting 303-526-2739


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Financial Services

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RVK Window & House Cleaning Residential/Commercial detailed cleaning. 8 years experience Radek 720-202-8325


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• Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out

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Residential/Comm., since 1985 Mowing•Aeration•Fertilizing owner operator! Call Tim 303-232-3254 or 720-312-3153

SPRINKLER TURN ON, MOWING & SPRING YARD CLEAN UP • Tree & Shrub Trimming • Aerate • • Fertilize • Gutter Clean Up & Repair • • Fence Installation & Repair • • Handyman Services • Call Walter at 720-366-5498

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Pet Care & Services


Dog Walking/Overnight Pet Sitting Have references Call Jinny 303-733-8109

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Bryon Johnson,Master Plumber • All plumbing repairs & replacement • Bathroom remodels • Gas pipe installation • Sprinkler repair ~ Licensed & Insured ~

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Painting, plumbing, dry wall, texturing, gutters, demo, yard work, install, tile, toilets, faucets, bathrooms, kitchens, sweating pipe AND MUCH MORE. 720-427-9736 Milo


Hardwood Floors

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Thorny's Quality Lawncare

CR&R Painting, Inc.

Family owned business with over 35 yrs. exp.

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C a rp e nt ry

• Dust Contained Sanding • New or Old Wood • Hardwood Installation

Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements

Patios, brick laying, block work, pavers, & tile work. Brick fireplaces & chimneys. Call Matt (303)419-3424

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SHORTY'S LANDSCAPING "???Need Lawn Mowing???"

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Great Pricing On Lennox furnaces, overstocked air conditioners. We service all brands (303)530-1254

CJ Fence


Office/Residential/Vacancies Churches/Foreclosures Insured/Bonded 303-429-9220 "We do it all from ceiling to floor."

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Lowest prices in town! Free estimates. (303)669-9810

Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303

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Fence Services

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

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House Cleaning DEL'S HOUSEKEEPING * Residential * Dependable * Reliable. * Bonded & Insured $20/hr. Del @ 303-548-5509

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Pinery Plumbing


Tree Service

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Arvada Press 31 Golden Transcript L1

CB12-033 An Ordinance Rezoning Certain Land Within the City of Arvada, Pattridge No. 3, from Jefferson County A-2 (Agricultural) to City of Arvada C-1 (Conservation District), and Amending the Official Zoning Maps of the City of Arvada, Colorado, Approximately 7500 State Highway 93 CB12-034 An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow Additional Telecommunication Antennas Onto the Existing Tower, Pattridge No. 3, Approximately 7500 State Highway 93 CB12-035 An Ordinance Repealing and Reenacting Section 6.7 (“Lighting”) of Article 6 (“Development Standards”) and Amending Section 10.3 (“Definition of Words, Terms and Phrases”) of Article 10 (“Rules for Measurement and Definitions”) of the Land Development Code Pertaining to Lighting CB12-036 An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for a Fast Food Restaurant With a Drive-Thru Facility, Chick-Fil-A, 7809 Wadsworth Boulevard Publication date: August 9, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

August 2012 April9,12, 2012

Suspect pleads guilty to assisting in murder of sister-in-law Staff Report One of three suspects has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree murder in connection with the death of an Edgewater woman in 2003. According to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, David Norman DeWild, 40, pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to the class-three felony for the murder of his sister-inlaw, Heather DeWild, the mother of two. DeWild will be sentenced at 8 a.m. Oct. 19. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. In December 2011, a grand jury indicted DeWild; his wife, Mary Roseanne DeWild, 50; and his twin brother, Daniel Donald DeWild for their roles in the murder of

Daniel’s estranged wife. Heather DeWild disappeared after dropping off the couple’s children at Daniel DeWild’s home on July 24, 2003. Her body was found six weeks later in a shallow grave along U.S. Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon, west of Golden. Daniel DeWild faces charges of first-degree murder after deliberation, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 2. Mary Roseanne DeWild’s charges were reduced to accessory to commit first-degree murder, a class-four felony; and conspiracy to commit accessory to a crime, a class-five felony. Her pretrial conference is set for Aug. 2, and her trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 30.

POLICE BRIEFS Northglenn man arrested for menacing Arvada residents with crossbow 8:13 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 8200 block of Pierce Street A Northglenn man was taken into custody after allegedly menacing some Arvada residents with a crossbow at their home. The victims told police the man stopped at an address on Pierce Street, where he requested, from his car, to speak to the victims. When the victims went to the driveway to speak to him, the man raised a loaded crossbow and pointed it at them through the passenger-side window. The victims said the man “fumbled” with the crossbow, and they were able to get inside their garage and shut the door. The man then returned to his Northglenn home, to which Northglenn police responded per a request from Arvada police. The Northglenn officers took the man and the crossbow into custody, after which he admitted to menacing the victims with a crossbow in an effort to scare them for perceived past mistreatment.

Kitchen fire engulfs home, residents evacuate with no injuries

loss-prevention personnel a case number to use if more information becomes available. The responding officer received surveillance video to review for evidence, but no more information is available at this time.

Home burglary by unknown suspect results in missing jewelry, laptop 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 7400 block of W. 76th Avenue A woman’s house was burglarized by an unknown suspect, resulting in the loss of several full jewelry boxes and a Apple laptop. The victim reportedly left her house at 7:50 a.m. July 17 to go to the grocery store. When she returned home at 9:20 a.m., she found cabinet drawers in her bedroom pulled out and overturned. She said several jewelry boxes, two drawers of another jewelry box and her daughter’s Apple laptop were missing. She valued the items at $1,200. The woman told police she believes the suspect may have entered through the sliding glass door at the back of the residence, which she accidentally left unlocked. Police were not able to find any latent fingerprints or other evidence. The woman provided a list of the stolen items, which were logged into evidence with the Arvada Police Department. There are no suspect leads in the case.

4:44 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 6700 block of Garrison Street Arvada firefighters extinguished a blaze that had fully engulfed a home July 15 after a kitchen fire spread. When Arvada police and firefighters arrived, the home on Garrison Street was already engulfed in flames, and It’s time for the ARVADA PRESS they evacuated surrounding houses. The occupants of the house evacuated after discovering the kitchen ablaze. The initial investigation indicates the fire was likely started by the stove, which at the was turned on by a resident ARVADA at about 4:30 a.m. HARVEST FESTIVAL

Woman’s wallet stolen from shopping cart in King Soopers 9 p.m. Monday, July 16, King Soopers, 12350 W. 64th Ave. An unknown suspect reportedly stole a woman’s wallet from her cart while she was shopping with her boyfriend at King Soopers. After the report was made, police contacted the victim who said at about 8 p.m. she was at King Soopers with her boyfriend, and at some point her wallet was taken from the upper part of the cart underneath some groceries. The wallet was described as a red Target-brand wallet made of faux leather with one snap button on the front and a change purse. The wallet contained the woman’s Colorado driver’s license, a silver Wells Fargo credit card, an orange First Bank debit card, her insurance card, miscellaneous gift cards with little to no balance, a AAA card, $60-80 cash and a $15 check from her mother. The officer gave both the victim and King Soopers

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Saturday, September 8, 2:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.)

Where: McIlvoy Park in Olde Town Arvada Why: Join the fun of this family tradition! Winners receive gift cards or savings bond from Sooper Credit Union Community Foundation, a trophy courtesy of Creative Trophy, and media publicity! Everyone gets a ribbon and a goody bag for participating!


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Government Legals

Government Legals NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., August 21, 2012 to Concrete Express for work related to Project No. 08-ST-20 – West 64th Avenue Improvements, Phase II and performed under that contract dated September 13, 2011 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Concrete Express and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this July 20, 2012 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: August 2 & 9, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., August 28, 2012 to Jalisco International, Inc. for work related to Project No. 11-ST-16 – W. 72nd Avenue, Kipling St. to Simm St. Trails and performed under that contract dated August 22, 2011 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Jalisco International, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this July 31, 2012 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Chris Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: August 9 & 16, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the City Council to be held on MONDAY, the 20th day of August , 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO, City Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider them for final passage and adoption. For the full text version in electronic form go to, click on Current Legal Notices, then click on the title of the ordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. CB12-032 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Land Into the City of Arvada, Pattridge No. 3, Approximately 7500 State Highway 93 CB12-033 An Ordinance Rezoning Certain Land Within the City of Arvada, Pattridge No. 3, from Jefferson County A-2 (Agricultural) to City of Arvada C-1 (Conservation District), and Amending the Official Zoning Maps of the City of Arvada, Colorado, Approximately 7500 State Highway 93 CB12-034 An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow Additional Telecommunication Antennas Onto the Existing Tower, Pattridge No. 3, Approximately 7500 State Highway 93 CB12-035 An Ordinance Repealing and Reenacting Section 6.7 (“Lighting”) of Article 6 (“Development Standards”) and Amending Section 10.3 (“Definition of Words, Terms and Phrases”) of Article 10 (“Rules for Measurement and Definitions”) of the Land Development Code Pertaining to Lighting CB12-036 An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for a Fast Food Restaurant With a Drive-Thru Facility, Chick-Fil-A, 7809 Wadsworth Boulevard Publication date: August 9, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

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NOTICE The following ordinances were adopted by the City Council of the City of Arvada on second reading following the public hearing held on the 6th day of August, 2012: Ordinance 4341 An Ordinance Amending Subsection 5.1.2 (“Summary Table of Allowed and Conditional Principal Uses by Zoning District”) of Section 5.1 (“Allowed and Conditional Uses by Zoning District”) of Article 5 (“Use Regulations”) of the Land Development Code Ordinance 4342 An Ordinance Amending or Adding Various Provisions in Article 5 (“Use Regulations”) and Article 10 (“Rules for Measurement and Definitions”) of the Land Development Code to Address Food Truck Vending Ordinance 4343 An Ordinance Amending or Adding Various Provisions in Article 5 (“Use Regulations”), Article 6 (“Development Standards”), and Article 10 (“Rules for Measuremen t and Definitions”) of the Land Development Code to Address Community Agriculture Ordinance 4344 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 14, Animals, of the Arvada City Code by Amending Various Provisions Thereof Ordinance 4345 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 38, Environment, of the Arvada City Code by Adding a New Article VIII, Bees Ordinance 4346 An Ordinance Amending Section 74-31 (“Land-Use Fees”) of Article II (“Community Development Department Service Fees”) of Chapter 74 (“Planning and Development”) of the City Code of the City of Arvada, Colorado Ordinance 4347 An Ordinance Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement Between Jefferson County, the City of Arvada, the City of Lakewood, the City of Wheat Ridge, the City of Golden, the City of Westminster, and the City of Edgewater Animal Shelter/Dog Licensing Funding Publication Date: August 9, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., August 28, 2012 to Perfect Patch Asphalt for work related to Project No. 12-ST-08 – Milling2012 and performed under that contract dated July 12, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Perfect Patch Asphalt and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this July 31, 2012 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Chris Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: August 9 & 16, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

NOTICE The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R12-067 A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition concerning PATTRIDGE NUMBER 3, approximately 7500 STATE HIGHWAY 93, finding said petition substantially compliant with C.R.S. 31-12107(1), and setting a public hearing for August 20, 2012, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to determine whether the area meets the requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 AND 105, and is considered eligible for annexation. Publication dates: July 19, 2012 July 26, 2012 August 2, 2012 August 9, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

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