Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 146, Issue 23
May 17, 2012
A Colorado Community Media Publication
Mines students urged to inspire others Commencement speaker gives message of spreading fellowship By Darin Moriki
email@example.com Golden resident Joel Igli had to net just a few butterflies before he delivered the commencement address to the Colorado School of Mines 2012 graduating class. Igli said he experienced a moment of nervousness May 11 as he stood before his class and the nearly 3,000 friends and family members gathered in the School of Mine’s Kadafar Commons. Memories of his days as a student ran through his head: the long nights spent in the computer lab working on research and class assignments; the sight of fireworks during the school’s annual E-Days celebration; participating in the university’s annual M-climb as a freshman, when he carried a 10-pound boulder up Mount Zion and whitewashed it for everyone below to see, a tradition that dates back to 1908. “Throughout my time here at the Colorado School of Mines, I have had the chance to meet many people and see many things,” Igli told his fellow students. “I have become a part of a family that I will never forget.” In his speech, Igli challenged the graduating class to “take our community abroad, to give back to those less fortunate than yourselves, and to inspire others around you to do the same.” “I think too many people graduate from college and don’t necessarily have any plan to spread fellowship and brotherhood wherever they go,” Igli said. “They just want to sit at their desk and get a paycheck, and I think it’s really important that you give back to the community around you.” Igli learned that ethic firsthand. His mother could not afford to send him to the School of Mines, so he shouldered his own tuition costs to achieve his dream of becoming a reservoir engineer. He said he now tries to reach out to those in need in hopes of sharing the same experiences he found at the School of Mines. “I think kids forget there are people out there who don’t necessarily have the opportunity to go to college,” he said. “To be able to help anyone in any way so they could gain similar experiences, I’m more than willing to help out because I was in the same situation myself.” Igli, who has a brand-new degree in petroleum engineering, responded to a call to graduating students to audition to be the commencement speaker. He was chosen, according to Derek Morgan, associate dean of students, because his call to action included good stories and a sense of humor that everyone could relate to.
‘I felt that I had a message to give to the graduating class.’ Joel Igli
Colorado School of Mines graduate and Golden native Joel Igli was chosen to represent the student body and give the commencement address during the Mines graduation ceremony Friday. Igli graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering. Photo by Justin Sagarsee While he considers his role to be a huge honor, Igli said, his mission to share his message is more important. “I think the reason why I chose to audition was be-
cause I thought I had a pretty good picture about what was going on here at Mines over the past four years and what the Mines experience really means,” he said. “I felt that I had a message to give to the graduating class.”
Mines location tapped for state geological agency By Darin Moriki
firstname.lastname@example.org The transfer of the Colorado Geological Survey to the Colorado School of Mines is almost a done deal.
A bill transferring the powers, duties and function of the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS), including the state geologist’s office, to the School of Mines (CSM) was approved by both the House and Senate last week, and only awaits the governor’s signature. The Geological Survey was created in 1907, went defunct from 1925 until 1967, when it was re-established to help Coloradans live safely with the geological hazards that exist in the state. Its staff review geologic reports associated with new development in unincorporated areas of counties, and for any new school construction or critical facilities. The survey also operates the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The bill was presented to the Legislature as part of the effort to address budget cuts. The transfer is scheduled to take place Jan. 1, 2013, if
CSM and survey staff can reach an agreement on how the move would take place. “The CGS performs valued work for the state, including economic development-related work tied to minerals and energy resources, but we also have to ensure funds for critical work such as oil and gas inspections and oversight,” Todd Hartman, a Colorado Department of Natural Resources spokesman, said in an e-mail. “By shifting the organization to School of Mines, we believe CGS can continue to perform important public health and safety work, such as the avalanche-forecasting duties of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, land-use reviews for local governments and geologichazard reviews.” The bill remained on Gov. Hickenlooper’s desk for his
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Bill offers immunity in drug overdose situations By Darin Moriki
email@example.com For Coloradans whose fear of criminal charges deters them from reporting a drug or alcohol overdose, a small reprieve may be on the way; it just needs Gov. John Hickenlooper’s sign-off. Nearly two months ago, a bill that would provide limited criminal immunity to those who report emergency drug or alcohol overdoses and cooperate with emergency responders successfully passed through the Senate. The House of Representatives approved its version March 12. As of May 14, the bill was still awaiting Gov. Hickenlooper’s signature. In addition to reporting a suspected drug or alcohol overdose, the proposed law would require up to two callers to cooperate and remain at the scene until the first responders arrive. In all, the law would provide overdose
reporters immunity from 10 specific criminal charges, including unlawful possession or use of a controlled substance; unlawful possession of 12 ounces or less of marijuana or 3 ounces or less of marijuana concentrate; possession of drug paraphernalia; and illegal possession or consumption of ethyl alcohol by an underage person. Four states —New Mexico, Washington, New York and Connecticut — have already passed similar laws. Proponents say it as an effective and balanced way to save lives, while opponents say it is a law that could be misinterpreted, causing wide-reaching consequences. “Through the establishment of limited immunity from prosecution for people who seek medical assistance in a drug overdose situation, the hope is that more people can receive timely help and lives can be saved,” Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, said in a Feb. 13 Senate address. “By passing this bill, we would be sending a
very strong message to the general public and law enforcement that saving lives is much more important than putting people into the criminal justice system.” Aguilar and other bill supporters argued that such a statue is increasingly important because the number of overdoses, particularly those involving narcotics and prescription drugs, is steadily rising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses in the United States caused 36,450 deaths in 2008. Of the nearly 3,718 Jefferson County deaths reported to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Statistics in 2009, 65 were drug-induced and another 81 were alcohol-induced. However, not every agrees this is an effective solution to the problem. While opponents may recognize the bill’s intention to save lives, some disagree with its application, claiming the law could create loopholes for a broad, inconsistent
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Ali Meyer Foundation hosts annual golf tournament at Fossil Trace
Special Report: Water series looks at cities’ approach to stormwater runoff. In coming weeks the series will cover conservation. Page 14
Opinion: Columnist Michael Alcorn celebrates family benefits of a long marriage. Page 11
Theater: “A View from the Bridge,” written by Arthur Miller in 1955, showing at Edge Theatre. Page 12
Sports: Green Mountian tops Golden. Page 24
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interpretation. “This is one of those really tough subjects on where do you draw the line on what’s legal and what’s illegal, and how we’re going to deal with this situation in real life,” Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, said. “The dilemma is where do you draw the line on illegal use of drugs and where do you give people a free pass. I was not comfortable about how this bill drew that line.” Golden Police Chief Bill Kilpatrick said the law could provide immunity to drug dealers who sold the drugs that caused an overdose. “It is a very difficult area because I think the underlying idea is that first and foremost, we ought to be concerned about the health and safety of the person who is having the overdose, and we ought to get them help,” Kilpatrick said. “I’m not sure that the right message, though, is to say, `We’re going to give you immunity from prosecution, when you were involved in illegal activity to cause this.’”
The Ali Meyer Foundation is searching for sponsors to help host its eighth annual golf tournament on July 30 at Golden’s Fossil Trace Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will help provide rehabilitation equipment to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. Dennis and Valerie Meyer established the non-profit Ali Meyer Foundation in memory of their daughter, Ali, who died in2002 after being struck by a drunk driver. The foundation has raised as much as $21,500 in a single tournament for the hospital. Over the life of the event, Children’s Hospital has received more than $130,000, and event organizers expect to crack the $150,000 milestone this year. The foundation also works with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. Platinum sponsors can participate in the event at the $2,500 level, which includes signage, a golf foursome and four front-row tickets to a Rockies game; Gold sponsors can participate at the $1,000 level, which includes signage and two free entries into the tournament; and hole sponsors can participate for $275, which includes signage on a tee box. Tournament contributors can also donate goods or services to benefit Children’s Hospital. Check-in for the tournament starts at 6:30 a.m. on July 30, and the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with a four-person scramble. The event this year will include lunch, a silent auction and a trophy ceremony. Tournament organizers are also seeking additional sponsors and donations for the silent auction. There is also space remaining for additional players, who must pay $175 before June 18. For more information or to volunteer at
Survey from Page 1 signature as of May 14. Efforts to craft the bill first began when the state’s March revenue forecast revealed a $27 million shortfall in the state’s operational account of the Severance Tax Trust Fund, which is funded by taxes paid by extractive industries, including oil, gas and coal. These funds support many state agency functions. To solve the problem, the state’s Department of Natural Resources proposed reducing base funding for the Colorado Geological Survey from about $2.4 million to $1.25 million over the next fiscal year. By transferring the powers of the Colorado Geological Survey and the Office of the State Geologist to the School of Mines, Hartman said, the university could offset budget reductions by having students, graduate students and faculty members assist in research and apply for grants. The bill also provides for the transfer of undesignated and unspent appropriations to the School of Mines. Currently, unspent funds in the CGS budget go back to the state’s general fund
the event, contact Dennis Meyer at 303-7593375 or visit the foundation’s website at www. alimeyer.org.
Golden resident among national volunteers recognized in Washington, D.C.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honored Colorado’s top two 2012 youth volunteers at during its 17th annual State Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. One of those volunteers was Golden resident Christina Bear, 14, who was honored for launching a campaign to educate people about the danger of radon and encourage them to test their homes for the odorless gas. As a state honoree, Christina was among 102 top youth volunteers from across the country who received $1,000, engraved silver medallions and four-day, all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C., last week for four days of recognition events.
Golden brewery places high in national brewing competition
Golden-based AC Golden Brewing Company’s Colorado Native lager was awarded the silver recognition in the American-style Amber Lager category at the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup held on May 5 in San Diego. This year’s Brewers Association World Beer Cup included 3,921 entries from 799 breweries in 54 countries. The Brewers Association, headquartered in Boulder, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. This is the second consecutive win for Colorado Native at a Brewers Association competition. The beer also won the silver recognition at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the Amber Lager category.
for other uses. The bill establishes a cash fund for the survey that would hold any funds raised to be used exclusively for CGS projects. “It’s our hope that we will be able to attract grant support for the work of the Geological Survey as well as work that our faculty will do in partnership with the organization’s staff,” Peter Han, the Colorado School of Mines chief of staff, said. “We don’t have any grants in our pockets that we’re ready to pull out, but I think we have a strong record of attracting research grants from both private industries and the federal government.” Han said the transfer would have no effect on an existing collaboration between CSM and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) that began last May, since both organizations conduct their own work. “We believe CGS will have the ability to continue its mission, and conduct geological work in the public interest,” Hartman said. “We don’t have any reason to believe CGS’s relationship with the USGS will change.”
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County approves development at former Green Gables site By Darin Moriki
firstname.lastname@example.org The Jefferson County Planning Commission approved initial plans for a development including commercial, retail and residential areas on the Green Gables Country Club’s former site. “I’m sorry to see it go, but I think that this development will add value to the area,” said Jeffco Planning Commission Chairman Larry Anna, who said he lived in the area for 27 years and played golf on the Green Gables Golf Course. “It’s hard for some people to realize that something new is good, but I think it will be a benefit to the area and help the area grow.” At its May 9 meeting, the Planning Commission voted 6-1, with Vince Harris voting against the measure, to approve an expansion of the county’s urban growth boundary to accommodate the development, allocating 152.36 acres of the 1,043 acres allotted to the county for growth by the Denver Regional Council of Governments. The commission then voted 6-1, with Harris again voting no, to rezone the site on the southeast corner of West Jewell Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard from agriculture to planned development, allowing light industrial, commercial and residential uses. The site is now owned by USL Denver Green Gables LLC, a consortium of two investment companies and Steve O’Dell, a private investor. “There’s been a lot of issues going on with the inter-jurisdictional relations with Lakewood and Jefferson County, and there’s a lot of things to put together. I actually think this has gone through the process very quickly,” Harris said. “I don’t live too far from here, so I do know what goes on in the community there and I’m happy to see this property develop at some point in time. I’m not sure what’s
going to happen with this, but I would urge all jurisdictions involved in doing these types of land-use cases to work together before they come before any board to come up with the best plan possible for everyone involved.” The decision is one of the last steps in the approval process that included nearly eight hours of testimony, deliberation and reconciliation among the Planning Commission, county planners, developers and numerous Lakewood residents. One of the principal concerns of nearby residents was why developers did not ask for annexation into the city of Lakewood when the development will have a significant impact on city streets and services. The Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to consider the proposal and conduct a public hearing on June 12. Plans for the development call for up to 225,000 square feet of commercial uses, including a 155,000-square-foot anchor tenant at the corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Jewell Avenue, 45,000 square feet of high- and low-density commercial development along the two arterial roadways, and a 1,500-square-foot public plaza along Evans Avenue. The proposal also includes up to 600 residential units, half of which would be multifamily units. Garrett Baum, one of the project’s co-investors, said the prices of the homes may range from $250,000 t0 $1 million. “We’re definitely pleased that they liked what they saw overall,” Baum said. “When it comes to their ideas related to certain areas, we don’t always agree with everything, but sometimes we do. Everyone has their own ideas on what makes a project a great project, so we pleased that the commissioners really got into it and understood our vision, and we’re pleased to listen to their comments to make the project as great as it can be.”
Nonprofits work to help homeowners New program aims to bring first-time buyers to Lakewood By Clarke Reader
email@example.com Metro West Housing Solutions, the Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation and the city of Lakewood have partnered to make it easier for people navigate their way to first-time homeownership in Lakewood. Starting this summer, Lakewoodbased nonprofit Metro West Housing Solutions (MWHS) and the Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation (CHAC) will provide the opportunity for low-income people to buy their first home in the city, thanks in large part to a change in the way housing authorities own homes. CHAC has been providing downpayment assistance to low- and moderate-income Coloradans since the 1980s. According to Michelle Mitchell, president of CHAC, there has been a national push for housing authorities to own fewer homes in concentrated areas, and so MWHS is selling off some of its properties. The city of Lakewood and the two organizations have a longstanding relationship, and this program has been in the works for a while. Lakewood has plenty of opportunity for low-income housing to develop, Mitchell said. “We’re really excited that we’re able to do this,” said Sabrina Pierre-Louis, deputy executive director of MWHS. “We’re providing the houses, and it’s really a great opportunity for families.” The city will contribute about $100,000 to help fund both organizations. The homes will be sold on a first-come, firstserved basis. Mitchell said there should be enough
homes and funds for the first 20 or so applicants. CHAC has $100,000 to work with, and so each prospective buyer it will help will receive either 6 percent of the sale price or up to $10,000, whichever is less. “It’s really going to depend on the house and sale price and how much money they are going to need,” she said. “We’d like them to at least put $1,000 of their own money into it.” While MWHS is supplying the properties that are available, CHAC will help potential homeowners with getting the loans and mortgages necessary, as well as providing counseling on a variety of subjects related to homeownership and maintenance. “We’ll be providing home-buyer education and ownership counseling,” Mitchel said. “We will take them through the general pieces that a lender would look at, so they can really think through what they need and want.” CHAC also will offer resources to potential homebuyers, including financial assistance classes, forclosure counseling and home-maintenance classes. “If it’s getting ready for homeownership, that’s what we do,” Mitchell said. These types of partnerships are key for many people to make the move from renting a home to owning one. “We’ve had a longstanding relationship with CHAC and when these homes became available, we thought we had the chance to do something really great for people,” Pierre-Louis said. To learn about program eligibility or homeownership resources, contact CHAC at 303-572-9445 or go online to www.coloradohousingassistance.org.
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A celebration of character Buffalo Bill birthday bash and festival keep the Old West alive in Golden By Linda Detroy
The Melfis make 30 to 50 appearances as Bill and Annie every year around the country, but they don’t compete in the portrayal competition during Golden’s Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash any more because they won too often. Now, he and Barb help coordinate the contest and make sure the prize packages are assembled and ready for the winners. The 32nd annual Birthday Bash is scheduled for Feb. 23, 2013, just three days before the actual anniversary of Bill’s birth, Feb. 26, 1846. The bash will take place at the Buffalo Rose Events Center, 1119 Washington St., and will feature contests for the best Buffalo Bill, best Old West male and female, and best military male. Contestants must do more than just dress up, Barb says. They will have to make a historical presentation of five to 10 minutes, and judges can ask questions to test the person’s general knowledge of the period. Judging is based on historical knowledge of the character, presentation, wardrobe and props. Prizes will go to the top three contestants in each category. Buffalo Bill Days began in the 1940s as a trail ride from town up to Bill’s grave on Lookout Mountain. The ride was expanded by the city in the 1960s to commemorate the area’s Ralph Melfi, better known as Buffalo Bill in Golden, poses for a portrait at the Buffalo Rose on Jan. 12. Justin Sagarsee connection to Buffalo Bill and its Wild West history. Each year, Buffalo Bill Days draws thousands of people to town include the Wild West Show and musical entertainment, car shows, for a week of fun, planned by an all-volunteer board organization re- a parade, golf tournament, Muttin’ Bustin’ event for children, and sponsible for raising the money and coordinating events. more. For more information and a schedule of events, go online to This year’s Buffalo Bill Days celebration will be July 25-29, and will www.buffalobilldays.com.
COUNTY NEWS IN A HURRY Sheriff’s Office lifts fire ban but observes temporary fire restrictions
The Jefferson County Sheriff ’s Office has lifted the fire ban in Jefferson County, but has placed temporary fire restrictions in place until further notice. The temporary fire restrictions apply to all lands in unincorporated Jefferson County. Because there is a continuing high fire danger
in Jeffco, the following activities are prohibited: building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or campfire, except a fire within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence or picnic area; smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least three-feet diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material. Burn permits issued and not executed prior to the effective date of these Temporary Fire Restrictions shall not be
authorized unless approved by the issuing agency on the day of execution. The Jeffco Sheriff ’s Department said certain exemptions may approved under these Temporary Fire Restrictions, including persons with a valid written permit from the Sheriff or appropriate Fire Authority which specifically authorizes the prohibited act; any federal, state, or local law enforcement or fire officer acting in the performance of an official duty; any fires contained within liquid fueled or gas fueled stoves, lanterns or heating device; charcoal grill fires at private residences or within a permanently constructed grate in a developed park, campground, or picnic area; campfires or bonfires required in religious ceremonies and for which a valid written permit has been granted in advance by the
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On track for national distinction More dinosaur fossil areas to be given National Natural Landmark status By Darin Moriki
Golden’s earliest residents are now getting national recognition. The Triceratops Trail and the Chimney Gulch Trail are part of the 19-acre Golden Fossil Areas that will be officially designated as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior on May 21. Fossilized bones and tracks of dinosaurs found along the trails reveal the prehistoric presence of various birds, mammals, reptiles and plants. The Colorado School of Mines and the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will officially dedicate the Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas National Natural Landmark at a ceremony 1:30-4 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Geologic Overlook on the Triceratops Trail. Joe Tempel, executive director of Dinosaur Ridge, said the designation is an extension of the Morrison Fossil Area National Natural Landmark, which was recognized by Secretary of Retired geologist Harald Drewes, at right, explains how fossils were created to Stephanie Munholland, of Arvada, and her two boys, Cameron, at left, and Ayden, center, during National the Interior Ken Salazar, a former Colo- Trails Day at the Triceratops Trail in Golden. The trail has been granted designation as the Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas National Natural Landmark. FILE PHOTO rado senator, in 2011. The addition creates an 84-acre area that Salazar said is among the most important paleontological sites on the and 1938, and date back to 100 to 150 million years ago, Although some parts of the area are accessible and Front Range. when the area served as beachfront property to a sea- open to the public, areas in north Golden that contain “The Golden sites are a nice complement to what we way that ran through Colorado. The fossils on Tricer- prehistoric bird and crocodile tracks that date back 100 have here on Dinosaur Ridge to cover more of the dino- atops Trail that were found during the construction of to 150 million years are undeveloped and not easily acsaur era,” Tempel said. “It shows the wealth of paleon- Fossil Trace Golf Course in 1987 date back to 68 million cessible. tological record here on the Front Range so close to the years ago. Through the designation, Tempel hopes that he and What makes the designated areas particularly unique other paleontologists will be able to make those areas public to learn about our past.” The addition of the two sites is particularly impor- is that they lie very close to the Denver metropolitan more accessible by applying for federal preservation tant because each represents a different period of time area, while similar sites in Utah, South Dakota, New funds. Last year, Dinosaur Ridge received $9,500 from in prehistoric history. The fossilized tracks and bones Mexico and Wyoming are located far away from popu- the National Parks Foundation to preserve some of the that cover Dinosaur Ridge were found between 1887 lated areas. many fossilized tracks and bones at the site.
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Jeffco gets first report of rabid bat in 2012
The Jefferson County Public Health Department received its first rabies-positive test result this year from a bat specimen submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory for testing on May 7. The bat was found dead by a Littleton homeowner near a window well. No human exposure is known to have occurred. So far this year, the county health department has submitted 31 animals
for rabies testing including three raccoons, six skunks, 12 home smelling like a skunk. If someone or a pet has been dogs, seven cats, two bats and a squirrel. bitten or scratched by a wild mammal, the local public health The department said residents and pet owners should agency or physician should be contacted immediately. keep their livestock, dogs, cats and ferrets up to date on rabies For more information or to report a suspicious animal, vaccinations and take additional precautions to prevent rabies contact a local animal control agency or Jefferson County exposure. Animal Control at 303-271-5070. In addition to vaccinating pets, the Jefferson County For more information about rabies contact Environmental Public Health said the public take the following precautions to Health Services Animal Borne Disease Program at 303-271prevent possible exposure to rabies: do not feed wild animals; 5700 or visit the Jefferson County Public Health’s website at teach children to stay away from wild or dead animals; do not www.jeffco.us/health. allow pets to roam freely; and keep your pet’s rabies vaccination current, and maintain vacHAVE A STORY IDEA? cination records. Jefferson County Public Health said people Email your ideas to Jefferson County Reporter Darin Moriki at dmoriki@ should contact their veterinarian if a pet is ourcoloradonews.com or call him at 303-279-5541 ext. 259. bitten or scratched by a wild animal or comes
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Summer brings music to stages everywhere Music, music, music — to enjoy the summer offerings, whether it be concerts in the park or at interesting locations throughout the greater metro area, we won’t have to go far. Those sounds will be rendered by top musicians and, in many instances, by outstanding vocalists and dancers who help enhance the stage and make the scene even more enjoyable. I would be remiss not to make my first choice the 2012 Five Points Jazz Festival to be held on Saturday, May 19, starting at noon in the rejuvenated Five Points area of Denver at 27th and Welton Streets. This has evolved into one of the best jazz festivals in the area, and features seven stages of cool, crazy and hot jazz, plus food and merchandise vendors. Admission is free. You won’t want to miss John Akal’s Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra, playing from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the Main Stage. This is a 20-piece group of distinguished jazz musicians, happy and eager to play where much of Denver’s early jazz history was born. With the festival being sponsored by the city of Denver in conjunction with Jazz 89.3 KUVO, you know that when it comes to jazz, this is the place to be. Following close behind the Five Points
festival, Denver Day of Rock is set for Saturday, May 26, along the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. Featured will be 25 bands on five stages, and you can rock your way around for free. All ages are welcome, but it will be especially pleasing for the younger generations to attend with performances by Toto, Fishbone and Toad the Wet Sprocket. For more information, go to www. DenverDayOfRock.com. On Thursday, June 7, the Summer Concert Fest at the Arvada Center begins. The opener for this series will be Cinderella, featuring Ballet Ariel and the Colorado Children’s Chorale. Through August 30, 11 other equally special combinations of music and talented entertainers will be appearing, including the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and special guest, the Queen City Jazz Band. The Arvada Center will also be offering a Summer Stage Series, featuring wellknown national musical acts that could be just what you’d want to take your clan of summer visitors to see. The gates open at 6:30 p.m., and outdoor concerts and Summer Stage start at 7:30 p.m.
The call of nature
With the warmer weather arriving, we can finally shed those winter coats and head to the great outdoors. But, that means that some of our four-legged neighbors will also be coming out of their dens and sharing the summer in our company. Unfortunately, that can lead to conflicts when one of our black bear neighbors decides to commandeer your back yard.
To help us all better understand and live with our animal friends, Rocky Mountain National Park is offering a great series of ranger-led programs. “Bear Necessities” will be held every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. through June 16, meeting at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. “Skins and Skulls” will let you get in touch with animal fur, horns and antlers. This one also runs Saturdays and Sundays through June 16, but meets at 2 p.m. in the Fall River Visitor Center. Feel a little more like exploring? Then bring your binoculars and handy field guide with you to the daily spring bird walks that meet at 8 a.m. every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Alluvial Fan parking lot. For more information, call 970-5861206 or go to www.nps.gov/romo. If you don’t know where all these locations are in the park, don’t worry. They will give you a map when you enter. This should give you a little jump start on your summer adventures with our animals and hopefully lead to some rewarding encounters.
Dorothy Akal is a Golden resident and longtime Golden Transcript contributor who writes about Golden happenings in Avenue Flashes. To contribute an item for her column, call or fax information to 303-279-4990.
GOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Golden resident named to dean’s list
Lauren Laskowski, of Golden, was named to the dean’s list status for the winter 2012 term at Washington and Lee University. Dean’s list status represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee University is located in Lexington, Va.
Maharas shows art at tech conference in India
Lynn Maharas, of Golden, was invited earlier this year to show her art project at a tech conference in Kanpur, the MIT of India. She is a CU graduate and works as a webpage developer the Daily Beast, an online magazine headquartered in New York City. Lynn is the daughter of Jim and Kandy Maharas, of Lakewood.
McNutt joins National Society of Collegiate Scholars Keely Anne McNutt, of Golden, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an invitation-only organization whose membership is based on grade-point average and class standing. McNutt is a student at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. She graduated salutatorian of her Ralston Valley High School class in 2011.
For a complete schedule go on line at www.summeratthecenter.com. For Goldenites, the Red Rocks 2012 summer concert schedule is always something we look forward to. The season begins in May and continues through September. Believe me, the entertainment choices are many. I’ll have trouble deciding, but I know I’ll pick Yanni on July 13, Chicago/Doobie Brothers on July 15 and the Beatles Anniversary Concert Tribute on August 24. There’s nothing like bringing back memories, and I’ll admit, I do have quite a few. Tickets are on sale now. You can visit www.redrocksonline.com for a complete summer schedule. This is just the beginning of a terrific summer of music, and if you are like me, you will be looking forward to creating a lot of new memories with friends and family.
Golden students named to honor roll at Oregon State
Victoria G. Klein, of Golden and a senior majoring in biology at Oregon State University, earned all A’s for the winter term and was named to the Scholastic Honor Roll. She is one of 752 students to earn straight A’s. Reid S. Sweetkind, also of Golden and a freshman majoring in biology, earned a 3.5 or better grade-point average, and also was named to the honor roll. To be named to the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 credit hours.
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May 17, 2012
Bond and mill levy questions for school district possible on November ballot By Cassie Monroe
firstname.lastname@example.org The possibility of adding a bond package and milllevy increase question to the November ballot was discussed extensively at this month’s Jeffco Public School’s board meeting. The effort has been lead mostly by Citizens for Jeffco Schools (CJS), a group of community members to generate revenue for the schools through a bond and mill levy. CJS is a volunteer committee chaired by Jeffco parents Kelly Johnson and Joanna Levine. Hereford Percy, former school board president, also serves on the committee. At the May 3 meeting, the committee told the school board that now is the time to ask voters for support because the district may see $45 million in cuts for the 2013-14 school year. Steve Bell, chief operating officer for Jeffco Public Schools, said the board asked him to prepare ballot questions for a $39 million mill levy and a $99 million bond.
The money from the bond would be used for capital projects like buildings, repairs and renovations. ”Essentially the brick and mortar,” Bell said. The mill-levy money would be for the general fund, specifically day-to-day operations and educational programs, maintenance, salaries and supplies. The bond and levy amounts the board is requesting are subject to change, Bell said. The board will have a full discussion on the issue at the next school board meeting, Thursday, June 7, board President Lesley Dahlkemper said. ”I think once we have the opportunity to sit down and really study the ballot language, we’ll have a better idea,” she said. According to a press release from Jeffco Public Schools, the measures would cost the average Jeffco homeowner about $1.23 per month per $100,000 in home value. The proposal was made to eliminate furlough days, maintain class sizes, save teachers’ jobs and programs like Outdoor Lab, and meet the district’s need for $585 million in building repairs.
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NREL scientist Garvin Heath works on data from his life cycle greenhouse gas emissions study conducted by NREL’ s strategic energy analysis center. Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL
NREL narrows energy tech emissions estimates By Bill Scanlon
NREL Newsroom The question of which energy technologies generate the most greenhouse-gas emissions — cradle to grave — now has a more precise answer, thanks to a meta-analysis of life cycle assessment (LCA) studies done by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The new, robust analysis weighed the emissions estimates per kilowatt-hour from raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, operation, and decommissioning to get the best apples-to-apples comparisons. Sure, during operation solar panels release virtually no emissions, versus the tons of greenhouse gas produced by a large coal plant. But what about the emissions generated from the manufacture of solar panels versus, say, the turbines required for coal- and wind-based energy? NREL’s LCA Harmonization Project gives decisionmakers and investors more exact estimates of greenhouse-gas emissions for renewable and conventional generation, clarifying inconsistent and conflicting estimates in the published literature and reducing uncertainty. The analysis found that from cradle to grave, coalfired energy releases about 20 times as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere per kilowatt-hour as solar energy. Wind and nuclear energy are on relative par with solar energy. Natural gas generation wasn’t included in the final analysis but is generally assumed to emit about half as much greenhouse gas per kilowatt-hour as coal. What’s more, the “study of studies” narrowed the huge ranges of estimates sometimes as much as 90 percent, presenting a more reliable look at the likely greenhouse-gas emissions from different technologies.
Decision-Makers Need Environmental Costs Before Giving Go-Ahead Lifetime greenhouse-gas emissions are an increasing concern for lawmakers and investors who must weigh the merits of a new coal-fired plant versus, say, a wind farm, and need to know not just the relative dollar costs but also the potential harm or benefits to the environment. Until recently, emissions estimates ranged wildly, sometimes because vested interests had a stake in demonstrating that a certain technology’s emissions were high or low. For instance, if decommissioning costs aren’t included in a total-emissions estimate for nuclear energy or natural gas, those studies give artificially low figures.
NREL was seeing surprisingly high emissions numbers for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, but deeper digging found that many studies combined the numbers from both CSP and natural gas when a utility used combustion of natural gas to supplement solarenergy generation. When the harmonization process allowed CSP emissions to stand on their own, the numbers plunged. NREL looked at more than 2,000 studies across many generation technologies, applied quality controls, and greatly narrowed the range of estimates to reach reliable medians for greenhouse-gas emissions. “This methodology allows you to arrive at a better precision, so you can say with more certainty that this is the benefit you get from using this technology rather than that technology,” said NREL Senior Scientist Garvin Heath, who led the project. “Anyone who wants a true comparison of the greenhouse-gas costs should benefit from this.” Heath noted that today’s decisions on new plants will still have ramifications decades from now. Owners and investors will need to know about greenhouse-gas emissions and their possible effect on the bottom line, while policy-makers need to know the long-term implications of greenhouse gas on climate. Investors “need to be very forward looking,” Heath said. A power plant is long lived, and its attributes and shortcomings are locked in for decades. That’s why investors push for estimates of greenhouse-gas emissions before they invest. President Obama’s clean-energy standards require these estimates for each technology as a way to assign credits or discounts for building new plants. Credits, discounts, and the possible future price of carbon all figure heavily into decisions on which technology to choose. “Analysts and decision-makers want a more robust sense or a narrower range of uncertainty to make the best decisions,” Heath said. Until now, no one has tried to differentiate between low- and high-quality estimates in a comprehensive way.
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Narrowing Estimates to a More Reliable Median Heath, Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group Manager Margaret Mann, and their colleagues at NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center discovered that there is no shortage of reports and studies estimating the greenhouse-gas emissions of various energy technologies — in fact, there are hundreds for each — but they vary greatly in quality, consistency, and validity. Narrowing these ranges of estimates is like hooking together a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, or solving a devilish crossword. Heath and his colleagues narrowed down the various studies to those meeting minimum thresholds for quality, relevance, and transparency. They looked upstream, making sure to include the materials that go into building a solar, wind, or coal plant. They examined in detail the emissions that occur when the plant is in operation. And they looked downstream: when a plant ceases to operate, what are the environmental costs of decommissioning it? After harmonizing 397 LCA studies of greenhousegas emissions from photovoltaic (PV) projects, the study found a median of 45 grams of carbon dioxide emitted per kilowatt-hour of electricity generated. Just as important, the middle 50 percent of the range (75th minus 25th percentile) of differences narrowed — from 44-73 grams before the harmonization to 39-49 grams after the harmonization. The 45-gram median for PV contrasts with a 1,001gram median for coal. Nuclear energy was found to have a large range even after harmonization reduced the published range by 50 percent, to 4-110 grams. The median harmonized estimate for nuclear is 12 grams, very similar to that of many renewable technologies. Concentrated solar power’s medians were 26 grams for parabolic trough plants and 38 grams for power towers. Thanks to harmonization, the variability in estimates for CSP was reduced by 91 percent. Thin-film solar cell technology demonstrated very low greenhouse-gas emissions: a median of 20 grams for amorphous silicon; 14 for cadmium-telluride; and 26 for copper indium gallium diselenide, with overall ranges reduced from 19-95 grams to 18-52 grams equivalent carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour. For wind, the harmonization study was able to narrow down the wide range of published estimates — 1.781 grams — to a harmonized range of 3-45 grams (a 47 percent reduction) and a more reliable median of 11 grams of carbon dioxide per square meter.
The Fine Art of Comparing Apples to Apples “We did a systematic review of the literature — not just peer-reviewed journals, but government reports, theses, reports from non-government organizations and private companies,” Heath said. “We had to verify them all.” The team brought in experts from different disciplines, including technology experts, literature search experts, and experts in LCA. “We screened for quality and for transparency, and we screened out the studies that were of older technologies that probably won’t be going forward.” If a study didn’t use sound methods, it was out. But if a good study lacked a particular variable — such as not considering decommissioning — the team used formulas to add in greenhouse-gas emissions from those activities so the otherwise-satisfactory study could be included. “After our quantitative adjustments, each study included in the final analysis was consistent in the broad sense, if not in every detail,” Heath said. Harmonization studies help guide policy locally, statewide, and nationally. Lobbyists, lawmakers, and the cost-analysis community can all use the harmonization estimates as building blocks to make their own estimates for specific projects or to guide policy. “They can get numbers to plug into their own models; they can use our literature to assess the climate impacts of transitioning to new forms of energy,” Heath said.
Findings Appear in Special Edition of Journal of Industrial Ecology
The NREL method is being heralded as an important step forward in LCA studies that paints a clearer picture of the envi9ronmental penalties and
A muliti-megawat wind tubine and 1 megawatt PV field work together to produce energy at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The turbine can produce energy at night and on cloudy days and the PV field can produce energy during windless days. Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL benefits of different technologies. NREL’s findings appear in six articles and an editorial in the April special supplemental issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology on Meta-Analysis of Life Cycle Assessments. Also contributing to the findings were subcontractors and researchers from DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. “This is great work,” said Reid Lifset, editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. “Garvin and his crew have done something very important.”
A Crucial Tool for Future Decision Making “As a society, we need to better understand what the effects of our energy choices are,” Heath said. “Greenhouse gases and climate change are a part of the discussion. As we try to envision what our future energy system will look like, we need an accurate picture of what that transition will mean.” “The scope of these syntheses is staggering and provides real insight into what can be done with the burgeoning research literature in industrial ecology,” Lifset said. Peter Crane, Yale University’s dean of Forestry and Environmental Studies, agreed: “The application of meta-analysis to life cycle assessment is an important advance. Decision-makers seeking to make greener choices need a way to make sense of the information that is coming at them so quickly now. This can help.” Heath added: “If we care about stabilizing our climate, we need to look at greenhouse gases. This study assembled the best available and most robust evidence. It helps us see the state of our planet, and it can help us make better decisions going forward.”
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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS
May 17, 2012
This year’s graduates ready to catch a wave Graduates in the Class of 2012 can expect to find an improving job market. So says a variety of newspapers and magazines we have read lately. We hope it is true — for the graduates and for the parents. The college graduates of 2012 have had an interesting four-year journey. Just as they settled into their classes as freshman in September 2008, the stock market took a monumental nose dive. Eight trading days in late September brought the market down nearly 2,400 points — an 18-percent drop in a single week. Many of us in the workforce were once again unnerved — this was just not far enough removed from the 2001 tailspin in which stocks lost 49 percent and middle-class jobs took a big hit. As for freshmen in 2008, we think many realized it was a good time to be in school. Many smartly decided to concentrate on learning and wagered that by the time they graduated the stars would realign. For many that is the case, and we are so glad. Now on to the big dance As surely as the world changes, so do the ways to succeed. We love the old adage that the great thing about education is nobody can take it away from you. And we appreciate new words of inspiration that will sound at this time of year. So here’s to using skills well. “We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber; another a wizard’s education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of available power, but to use well the kind you’ve been granted.” From “Quiet” by Susan Cain And here’s to innovation of today. “Human creativity has increasingly become a group process. Many of us can work much better creatively when teamed up ... The most creative spaces are those which hurl us together. It is the human friction that makes the sparks.” From “Imagine” by Jonah Lehrer Congratulations, graduates.
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Dear Graduates: Some years ago, I was honored to deliver the commencement address for a Colorado high school. I was thrilled to be asked, and they were thrilled to be graduating. I didn’t really expect that I — or my words that day — would be remembered. My goal was to deliver a feeling on that day that would be remembered long after the tassels were turned. And that is my hope for you here. I want to be one of the first to tell you that you are the hope of the future. Because you are, you know, even if it has become avant-garde to tell graduatColorado Community Media ing seniors that there is no Phone 303-279-5541 • Fax 303-279-7157 future. The future is coming, without a doubt, and Columnists and guest commentaries no graduation celebration The Golden Transcript features a limited would be complete without number of regular columnists, found on these the assurance that the fupages and elsewhere in the paper, depending ture is you. on the typical subject the columnist covers. Each class of graduating Their opinions are not necessarily those of the Golden Transcript. seniors is handed the manWant your own chance to bring an issue to our tle of future civic responreaders’ attention, to highlight something great sibility. And it’s what you in our community, or just to make people laugh? choose to do — individually Why not write a letter of 300 words or fewer? and collectively — with that After all, the Transcript is your paper. responsibility that will set you apart. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER In 10, 20, 30 or even 50 years, you will see this to Our team of professional reporters, be correct. There is nothing photographers and editors are out in you can do to hold this rethe community to bring you the news each week, but we can’t do it alone. sponsibility in abeyance. It Send your news tips, your own will happen, and it will happhotographs, event information, pen to you. letters, commentaries... That’s why I’m taking If it happens, it’s news to us. Please today to remind you of the share by contacting us at responsibility to make the email@example.com, future happen, not just let it and we will take it from there.
happen to you. Reach into yourselves and rely on the competence, courage and resilience that, after all, have brought you to this day. You are being presented with a greater variety of choices than most of the rest of us were handed. But these opportunities don’t mean that the world is an easier place for you. The issues facing young people today are some of the most serious in the modern history of the world. Take a moment to reflect on the renewed nuclear threat under which we live, as nations around the world continue their saber rattling. When your children stand where you stand today, will you want someone to be saying these words to them? Human rights — the rights of people as human beings — is an issue that’s not going away, an issue that’s getting worse, an issue that you must tackle as future leaders. As graduates, just as your own range of choices is broadening, there are people in the world who have no choices, who have no voices in their governments or even in their own lives. As a free people, we must speak for those who cannot. Today, you are among the most heralded and envied group of young people in our communities. Today, you are graduating seniors who have plans for the next couple of weeks that make my head spin. But, tomorrow, what will you be? Not a high school student. Not a college student. Many of you will be unemployed. Tomorrow, though, you can start that reach into yourselves — no matter what odds you find stacked against you — to begin lives of wise choices, self-reliance and accomplishments that will not only benefit you, but those around you. And when we are able to choose our own paths, we are not wasting one precious drop of ambition, one beam of enlightenment. Dear Graduates, congratulations on your achievement. Congratulations, too, to your parents, teachers, coaches, friends, employers and mentors who helped you to that podium. I know this to be true: Each of you will contribute to the future in ways you can’t begin to fathom today. Best of luck to you all.
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Stability of parents assured success for family Last Saturday was my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. 50 years. Together. Married. My mother joked that they never once considered divorce. Murder? Yes. Divorce? Never. I believe it’s safe to say that those 50 years were the launching pad for everything our family has accomplished. I know it’s hard for some to imagine, but stability in the home is critically important for a child to launch. The research on this is clear: children who grow up with both their biological parents are both more ready for school at the right age and perform better once in school. It’s like the strong, stable moorings that hold a diving board in place — a good board encourages bold dives; the weaker the diving board, the lower and less ambitious the dive. Not only have my parents been married for 50 years, but among their children, we have accumulated eight marriages and only two divorces.
Now, I know those two divorces might seem like a problem in comparison to my parents, but a 75-percent success rate in marriage is significantly above the success rate for the population as a whole these days. Also, it’s a little-known fact, but among the current marriages in our family, we have an accumulated 85 years of marriage — a second generation of stable homes in a time when not only are stable homes rare, they are almost passe. I could go on. My brothers and I have all been in our careers for a long time, including my younger brother serving his country for 24 years in the Navy. Some of us have hobbies and interests that have survived the decades; some of us still have cars that saw the turn of the century ... OK, that might not be a great example. Some of us also have fewer skills with engines than Paris Hilton. But you get the idea. One of the main lessons I think we all
Shame on you, Mr. Speaker Well, if you read my column last week, you would know that I had assumed a “peaceful” finish for our state Legislature. Boy, was I wrong (and somewhat naive). Not only did the civil-unions bill get held captive by Speaker of the House Frank McNulty, but also 30 other pending bills died in the bizarre finish at the Gold Dome. The partisan tactics and manipulation used by McNulty and his fellow Republicans were the worst we have seen in Colorado. It reminded me of some of the procedural trickery used by Congress to prevent legislation being moved forward when one party is opposed to it. But in the case of the civil-unions bill, there were Republicans who were prepared to support its passage. McNulty thwarted the will of not only Democrats, but members of his own political party. And especially, he thwarted the will of more than a majority of Coloradans, according to recent polling on this topic.
Chicanery not wanted The whole maneuver by the speaker of the house was despicable. And I would say the same thing whether the person was a Democrat or a Republican. Furthermore, the same disgust and disappointment would hold true regardless of the nature of the bill(s) that was the target of such a tasteless ploy. Voters are past being fed up with such chicanery at all levels of government. Such tactics simply widen the gap in lack of trust and lack of respect toward elected officials, especially at the state and federal levels. Preventing debate and having an “up or down” vote on bills fails the “smell test” and mocks the democracy and representative government upon which the United States was founded. McNulty went too far with his own personal agenda in blocking debate on the civil-unions bill. Furthermore, it is obvious that he doesn’t want to acknowledge the difference between the rights afforded gay and lesbian couples under civil-unions legislation and the marriage of the same
took away from our upbringing was that there are very few important things in life that are disposable. The year my parents got married, the average family owned one car; these days, most families have two or three, and at least one of them is leased, thus, making it disposable. That year, Johnny Carson first hosted “The Tonight Show,” a role he held for 30-some years; a few years ago, Conan O’Brien was disposed of after about three and a half hours. In 1962, the Beatles released the first of their 27 worldwide No. 1s; how many of you remember who had the No. 1 song from two years ago? We have become a disposable society. In everything from cell phones to clothing, we have an infatuation with items that we only need to use once or twice. And it’s not just items. Feeling lonely? “Hook up” for a one-night, disposable relationship. Don’t like the results of that? Dispose of it discreetly, legally and without consequence. Having a tough stretch of marriage? Dispose of it in a quickie divorce, a la Jennifer Lopez.
Two issues As has been stated in the media, McNulty will not be forgotten. Overnight, he has become a lightening rod on a national basis. This action on his part will follow him if he runs for other office. On the one hand, he has given Colorado a “black eye” with his intolerance. On the other hand, his action can be seen as a rallying point to overcome such a political stand that could hurt Republicans this fall in the elections. And, let’s remember, the civil-unions bill got caught in a procedural maneuver. For some voters, the procedural action was as much, if not more so, the “villain” in this caper as a was the legislation, which was held captive. So, McNulty has stirred up a lot of people when considering the two separate issues at play here.
Hope for an opportunity I am writing this column not knowing what McNulty will do with the special session of the Legislature that will have been convened on Monday morning. I applaud Gov. John Hickenlooper for having called this additional time for the Legislature to act on the various bills that died last Wednesday. And I hope that McNulty and his fellow Republicans will have the presence of mind to allow the right thing to happen with these bills: have a vigorous debate on each bill and then hold an “up or down” vote on each bill. That is what most of us voters expect of our elected representatives. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.
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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couples. How can you justify being opposed to and blocking the rights of people? Is this the State of Colorado we want? I don’t think so.
My parent’s marriage was not perfect, and we are not by any stretch of the imagination a perfect family. But we stick with things, sometimes longer than we should. We learned from our parents the power and the rugged beauty of perseverance. Each of us, in our way, has found our way in the world without a lot of whining and without a lot of help. And there have been failures — there’s been plenty of attempts at things that didn’t work quite the way we imagined they would. But with that, there’s been the will to keep moving forward and standing by the things and people that matter. So I would like to use this opportunity to say to my parents, “Thank you, and congratulations. May 50 be just another benchmark in a long string of beautiful years that add up to lives very well lived. Together.”
Sen. Betty Boyd uses “completion of the beltway” five times and “completion of the Jefferson Parkway” toll road twice in her recent column. What that means is that her only purpose for “discussions” is to ensure that a highspeed, multilane, limited-access highway, like E-470 (as defined by her Beltway Completion Authority Bill) will be pushed through Golden. She does not mention any alternative solutions to meeting future transportation needs in north Jeffco. Her suggestion that building a 20-mile toll road from the west end of the Northwest Parkway to C-470 in Golden (including the 10-mile Jefferson Parkway toll road) will reduce rush hour congestion on C-470 is wrong. Traffic projections using DRCOG models during CDOT’s $13.7 million Northwest Corridor Environmental Impact Study showed that completing the beltway would actually increase congestion and delays on C-470 and Interstate 70. Economic development was never given as an EIS need, nor was a beltway completion shown as a transportation need. If the beltway is pushed through Golden,
it will be the only part drilled through an existing community; all the rest have been built on undeveloped land. The proposed 20-mile superhighway is nowhere near the Lakewood district Boyd represents. As in her beltway bill, she proposes that every community along the entire beltway participate in discussions of the 20-mile “missing link” in north Jeffco. That would make “stakeholders” of a majority of communities whose citizens would not suffer the negative impacts imposed on those living near the proposed superhighway link. Dick Sugg / Golden
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I read Andrea Doray’s column “Don’t take cursive out of Colorado education” on the opinion pages and agree with her wholeheartedly. Thank you, Ms. Doray, for making excellent points — particularly important that future generations can read our founding documents. Kathryn Isenberger / Golden
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Eddie Carbone (Rick Yaconis), the head of the family and center of the drama in “A View from the Bridge” wrestles with family honor and his own personal demons in Arthur Miller’s classic. Photos by RDG Photography
A bridge to the past Edge Theatre play spotlights immigration By Clarke Reader
IF YOU GO WHAT: “A View from the Bridge” WHERE: The Edge Theatre
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Defining who is wrong — and right — for you Two-part series looks at both sides of making relationship choices One of the important decisions people make about a potential intimate partner is forced on us very early in a budding relationship. It’s deciding whether to give the other person a chance, and how much we are willing to open ourselves up to him or her. Most people have had the experience of saying “yes” to a promising romantic partner, only to wind up feeling that they made an awful mistake, that the person more closely resembled Dracula than Prince Charming or Cinderella. “How could I have missed all those red flags?” we wonder. “Why didn’t I run when I first saw the writing on the wall? Why did I wait so long before I called it quits? What was I thinking?” There may be many answers to those questions, but one of the most important answers has to do with the fact that we often attach and bond with a romantic partner before we truly know him or her. A great deal of the time, we say “yes” first and then look at who we’ve chosen. By the time we begin to have serious doubts, we are already in the relationship, already attached, already devoted, so it then becomes painful and even torturous to leave. We have enough invested to give our partner a second chance — and a third — so we stay. In an attempt to assist you in avoiding this scenario, let me offer some advice about which potential romantic partners to avoid — or at least to be very cautious about. First, stay away from a relationship with anyone who is extremely reactive, volatile, angry, temperamental or emotionally unpredictable — meaning that they are loving and sweet one moment, and hateful and mean the next. You want someone emotionally stable because living on an emotional roller coaster is hard to do, and it will make you more than a little crazy. You may also be, unwittingly, setting yourself up to be or to feel abused. If you stay with someone who is reactive and unpredictable, you will never to know what to expect. Second, steer clear of people who get very defensive when questioned, challenged or corrected. You want someone who you can talk to, reason with, and compromise or negotiate with, not someone who always has to be right. Likewise, keep your distance from those who act overly controlling, unless you’re OK with essentially doing everything their way, in their time frame, and to their taste and specifications. Presumably you want a partner in life, not a boss or another parent. Third, get out of a relationship with someone who turns out to be addicted to something ultimately unwise or un-
healthy, or who is a substance abuser. It doesn’t matter if that substance is alcohol, pain pills, illegal drugs or food, or whether the addiction is to porn, shopping or gambling. If you don’t take a hard stand on this, you are inviting more heartache than you want because an addict’s primary allegiance is to the addiction or the substance, not to your relationship. Fourth, don’t continue a relationship with a partner who violates trust, and run for the hills if she or he violates trust more than once. Trust is a cornerstone of all romantic relationships. In fact, trust is a cornerstone for healthy relationships between all human beings, regardless of whether that person is your lover, child, friend, parent, neighbor, co-worker, doctor or anybody else. You might be able to overcome and work through one betrayal that never repeats itself, such as a short-lived affair, but very few of us can tolerate repeated betrayals, lies, misrepresentations, deceptions, disloyalty or making agreements in bad faith. Fifth, some people don’t trust other people, no matter how loyal and trustworthy you may be. If you’re involved with such a person, you will forever be trying to prove your trustworthiness. Choose someone who is capable of trusting another person. Those to avoid include people who get insanely jealous and stay jealous over time. Sixth, beware of people who are looking out for themselves, but not you. Some people are so self-absorbed that all they can focus on is what they want, how they feel, what they think, what they need. There is very little room for you and your needs, wants, wishes, preferences or feelings. You will likely never feel as if there is enough room in the relationship for you. Finally, some people are wrong for you because they don’t share your goals and they don’t want the same things you want. This may include different values, religion, feelings about family, where to live, lifestyle choices and longrange outlook. In next week’s column, I will focus on how to define who is right for you. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder. His column is in its 20th year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at (303)758-8777, or email him through his website: www.heartrelationships.com.
She didn’t pass the bar New book describes author’s experiences after Saturday Night Live
The straw stuck in the ceiling tile near the window? You put that there. You don’t know who chipped the linoleum on the floor near the ladies’ room; it happened so long ago that nobody remembers. But that chip, as well as the deep scratch on the top of the bar, the slightly crooked pool cue, and the chink of the freezer shutting are as familiar to you as the stool you’ve claimed at your favorite watering hole. e You expect certain things in a neighborhood tavoern. You’d be disappointed if they weren’t there, but in the new book “Girl Walks into a Bar…,” author Rachel eDratch describes how she found something she’d been looking for all her life. “What happened to you?” o That’s a question Rachel Dratch had gotten used to. Her contract over at Saturday Night Live, a spot on 30 Rock diminished, Dratch spent her days watching TV -and waiting for her agent to call her with offers. It had taken years to get to SNL and she spent years there honing her craft. Now the only roles she had to choose from dwere of lesbians or secretaries. Being on SNL was fun, but it was also hard work. Cast members write a lot of their own material and can be .cut from the show at whim. When a new character be-comes a grand-slam, it’s as if the heavens handed down a gift.
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Brandon Powell, with Lakewood Public Works, reaches over a trash rack in Dry Gulch to remove garbage and debris with a pitchfork on Monday afternoon. Photo by Justin Sagarsee
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Cities target stormwater backup, point source pollution By Darin Moriki email@example.com
ark Bowman still remembers the first time he and his crew had to clean Arvada’s stormwater system in 2004. Although the system itself had been in place before he began working for the city in the late 1970s, Bowman said, there were no records that mapped the city’s 215 miles of storm pipe, 26 miles of irrigation pipe, 2,369 storm and irrigation manholes, and 3,634 storm inlets that follows into seven tributaries. “Not only were we getting high levels of toxins into the creeks, but our storm systems weren’t very efficient,” Bowman said. “We would have grates that were plugged, inlets that were plugged, or pipes that were halfway full of silt. We would pull up to an inlet, where all the water goes in, and it would be full of silt, trash, trash bags and a whole bunch
of other stuff.” Through the years since, Bowman said, the stormwater system has become cleaner and easier to maintain. While many cities have recognized the importance of other essential city services, he said,
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they are only beginning to realPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION can be traced ize the importance of having a to one source, such a broken sewage pipe or to a business that pours waste chemicals down a functional stormwater system. drain pipe. “Stormwater is still an emerging industry, so there are still NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION often comes some things that we are getting from chemicals and other substances that are washed into lakes, rivers, streams and other better at,” John Burke, Westminwater systems after a rainstorm or with melting ster city project manager and snow. Fertilizer is major form of nonpoint source Colorado Storm Water Council pollution co-chair, said. “We understand more things today than we did 10 years ago, and we’re continuing the system, Bowman ally looking for better ways to treat and and Burke said, Westmindeal with stormwater as it comes through ster and Arvada spend a lot of time and resources our municipalities.” Arvada and Westminster, as do most to educate residents about cities in the state, simply provides a sys- effective ways to eliminate tem that collects stormwater and moves accidental or intentional it through the city, via pipelines into a runoff by providing mailers with water bills or waterway, such as a creek. The nation’s stormwater regulatory holding training sessions. Among the suggestions guidelines are largely guided by the 1972 highlighted in its mailers, Clean Water Act. It requires municipalities to set wa- the city of Arvada router-quality standards for all contami- tinely asks residents to nants in surface waters; makes it unlaw- make car repairs in their ful for anyone to discharge pollutants garage areas and encourfrom a point source, into navigable ages people to take their waters, unless a provisional permit is vehicles to a car wash to obtained; and funds the construction prevent soap phosphates of sewage treatment plants under the from entering the system. Bob Hanson, with Lakewood Public Works, clears debris from trash racks along Dry Gulch on Monday afternoon. Heavy rains force debris The presence of soap downstream where they collect in the racks and can cause flooding if not removed promptly. Photo by Justin Sagarsee construction-grants program. “I think people are beginning to see phosphates and nitroBowman said Arvada would most likeThe state is considering implementthe importance of stormwater mainte- gen in stormwater is nance and how it affects the quality of an emerging concern for advocates ing some form of stormwater-quality ly have to redo its entire stormwater sysour streams,” Bowman said. “Thirty years who are pushing for stringent storm- regulation, but Burke said more research tem, resulting in higher fees to residents, if ago, a lot of our creeks and rivers were so water treatment restrictions and for should be done. regulations were passed. “These are pollutants of issue,” he polluted throughout the United States, so municipal stormwater divisions that “I don’t know exactly what our storm it’s nice that they’ve finally taken a posi- must pay a steep price to either redo said, “but there’s nobody that can say infrastructure is valued at,” he said, tive approach to this to try and clean that the entire system or install treatment they’re being damaged by phosphorus “but I think to reclaim or begin treator nitrogen. We’re potentially going to be ing stormwater, you’re looking at milup and reduce the amount of pollutants facilities. High levels of nitrogen and phospho- spending tens, if not hundreds of thou- lions and millions of dollars to do so that go into creeks. It’s expensive to do so, but I think it’s very important to do rus in waters can produce harmful algal sands, of dollars every year trying to find and that would just be for the city of blooms, creating dead zones in water something that we don’t even know is a Arvada let alone the other cities in the so as well.” Bowman said maintenance is particu- bodies, according to Steve Gunderson, problem.” metro area.” larly challenging in April, May and June, director of the state’s Water Quality Conwhen sporadic rainstorms can cause de- trol Division. Editor’s Note: This story is part of an ongoing series exploring the importance and future of As a result, dissolved oxygen levels are bris to back up in the city’s stormwater water in our region. In coming weeks, we’ll explore water conservation and recreational use so low that most aquatic life cannot sursystem. of water. To prevent pollutants from even enter- vive, he said.
A look at values: And the greatest of these is love Recently a friend of mine forwarded me a link to a very disturbing article. It was about the rise in domestic violence during trying economic times. And this is not just about the challenging economy we find ourselves in today; this is a sad occurence that dates back many generations and covers many historical periods. I guess I had heard this before, but either chose to selectively ignore it or never really let it sink in to a deeper level. But this article bothered me, as it should have. There is no doubt that the gap between the haves and the have-nots continues to grow. And it is also important to recognize that there are still many people throughout our community, our great nation and the world who have been unemployed for prolonged periods of time and are feeling the burdens and stresses more than most of us. But we should never ever allow this to become an excuse to hurt a spouse, child or anyone. Just as the best way to ward off temptation is to remove ourselves from the thing we are most tempted to do, or at least prepare ourselves in advance for how to deal with a temptation that is before us, I encourage you to do the same thing when facing those situations or areas of life that cause such stress that they may lead to acting out in a violent or hurtful way. Walk away, take a breather, seek counseling from a trained therapist or friend. But remove yourself from the room or situation. I am only permitted a certain number of words for this column each week, so I cannot
possibly list all of the songs or lyrics about love or the biblical passages that reference love and that could possibly prescribe a part of the answer for any person who is dealing with domestic violence at any time, not just during tough economic times. So if I could ask you to remember just one and to share it, live it, demonstrate it and be it, it would be this one … ”And the greatest of these is love.” It is easy for spouses to blame one or the other forproblems, and that can easily spill over into pointing the finger of blame at the children. You know how it sounds, “If I never married you, if we never had kids, if you didn’t spend so much, if you worked harder, if you had a better job” and the list goes on and on. What if we thought and acted from our heart first and then changed the words that came out of our mouth to sound more like, “I am so glad I married you and that we have each other during these tough times, we have such beautiful children to remind us of our love for each other, maybe we can both watch our spending a little more so we can have more date nights together, I believe in you and know a new job or better job is in our future.” William Schmidt was a blue collar worker, worked long hours, and came home many times with grease under his fingernails, and oil- and dirt-stained coveralls. He worked through the Great Depression and rode out the many turbulent economies with his bride, Dorothy. And each and every day when he came
home, regardless of the kind of day he had or the state of the nation or economy, he kissed her lovingly, sat down and talked with her, held her hand wherever they went, and opened her car door each and every time. He was tired, he was stressed at times, but first and foremost he was a husband, a father and a grandfather. And I know this story to be true because he was my grandfather, and I witnessed it all first hand. “And the greatest of these is love.” Love
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The ’70s: Development thrives, solar panels pop up, Arvada Center opens Jefferson County - Part 2 By Richard Gardner In the 1970s Jefferson County saw maturing growth and a continued transformation into the county it was to become. Jefferson County entered the new decade with a population of 233,031, an explosion by 82.7 percent over the past decade.
In the spotlight
Movie multiplexes were beginning to appear, and the fast food of Burger King, Jack in the Box, Whataburger, Long John Silver’s, Arby’s and more, were popular. So were the Mile High Nationals, the first National Hot Rod Association event in Colorado that debuted at Bandimere Speedway in 1977. That year folks were treated to even more fast cars with “Smokey and the Bandit,” in which Coors, not sold east of the Mississippi, featured prominently. Highspeed smugglers, including Burt Reynolds, dodged the law escorting a semitrailer full of Coors from Texas to Georgia. The Coors mystique was further bolstered by its most prominent real-life absconder, President Gerald Ford, who got his favored brew into the White House aboard the much-faster Air Force One. The local brewer topped things off by introducing Coors Light in 1978. The Vietnam War came to an end, and Jeffco citizens and beyond remembered those who served and many more by building the United States Marine Corps Memorial in 1976.
Exemplifying social change
Amid the backdrop of national debate over the Equal Rights Amendment, Jeffco women made milestones of their own. Jeffco had been electing women to public office since 1894 and to countywide office since 1904. In 1974 Joanne K. Patterson became the first woman to be elected to highest office as commissioner; she served for the rest of the decade. Patrice Helland Von Stroh became the first female Lutheran pastor in Colorado when she was installed at Faith Lutheran Church in 1978, the same congregation where in 1975 served student pastor April Ulring Larson, who would go on to become the first female Lutheran bishop in America and second in the world.
Preserving Jeffco’s history
During the 1970s, Jefferson County citizens and communities looked fondly upon their rich heritage and commenced movements to preserve it. In 1971, after seeing other historic landmarks fall, Golden citizens drew their line at downtown renewal destroying the Astor House hotel, a stone landmark from 1867. Rallying at the grassroots level to prevent it from becoming a parking lot, they formed the Golden Landmarks Association and by vote of the people saved the Astor House on June 13, 1972, with 69 percent voting in favor. In Wheat Ridge, a historic sod house, dating to at least 1864 and possibly the gold rush, also came under threat by encroaching development. Organizing the Save Our Soddy (S.O.S.) campaign, citizens raised $3,000 to preserve it, upon which the newborn Wheat Ridge government voted to make up the difference to purchase the property. Both became museums, and the upcoming Centennial-Bicentennial celebration, celebrating the simultaneous 100th birthday of Colorado and 200th birthday of America, helped spur more historic and preservation endeavors.
This is how Downtown Golden looked during the 1970s, between 1975 and 1978. Those are the years the Welcome Arch had that novel appearance. Photo Courtesy of the Gardner Family Mitchell Elementary students and Golden Landmarks joined to save Guy Hill School and move it down Golden Gate Canyon to Golden on June 25, 1975. The Lakewood Centennial-Bicentennial Commission eyed land of the historic Belmar estate as the spot for the newborn city’s first museum, and on Aug. 1, 1976, the Belmar Museum, housed in a historic calf barn, was opened. It became a refuge for area landmarks threatened with destruction, and the Wheat Ridge Soddy also gained its own historical park with their old post office moved there. The entire towns of Morrison, Buffalo Creek and Pine were placed on the National Historic Register. Watching over it all, the county government in 1974 formed the Jefferson County Historical Commission, which designated 25 Centennial Sites across Jeffco, started the Festival of the West, began publishing Historically Jeffco magazine, and commenced its permanent mission to promote and preserve Jefferson County’s great heritage.
Creating new landmarks
While old landmarks were being preserved, new landmarks were springing up across Jefferson County. In 1974 architect Philip H. Phillips transformed a vacant grocery store at the JCRS shopping center in Lakewood into a 52,000-square-foot fantasy recreation of Old Mexico, called Casa Bonita, the featured a centerpiece lagoon, three-tiered fountain, 30-foot-high diving waterfall, grotto, cabaña, pirates’ hideout, mercado, Spanish tile floors and 82-foot-high Spanish baroque tower. In 1979 the Steve Frederick Steakhouse in Golden was transformed by Reed Pasco into the elegant Briarwood Inn, Golden’s first fine dining establishment in many years. Twin brother chefs Dale and Dean Peterson bought a hillside overlook at Simms at 6th Avenue in
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1977 to create Simms Landing, a two-story brick-andtimber lodge designed as if built by shipwrecked people with whatever materials they could find, with many windows through which patrons could also feast their eyes on Denver, spread out before them. Across 6th from there, Lakewood created Union Square, a 260-acre landscape with office towers, restaurants (including Jose O’Shea’s opened in 1978 by Jim Hotchkiss), and the towering glass Sheraton Hotel, flanked by the Lake Plaza Towers, designed by Brooks Waldman Associates in 1976. In 1977 Westminster Mall opened, featuring Joslins, the popular Trail Dust Steak House, and 30 more tenants collected around its signature fountain area that boasted rising and falling hot air balloons. The proposed Wide Acres Mall, east of Pleasant View, did not make it beyond the Holiday Inn built in 1965, but its proprietors enclosed it into the Holidome, complete with indoor pool and poolside restaurant. Chuck Stevinson began his own development of the area, moving Stevinson Chevrolet across the street and building Denver West Office Park that would house many prominent entities. Among them was AMAX, parent of the Climax Molybdenum mine which moved to downtown Golden earlier in the decade, and the newborn Solar Energy Research Institute, established in 1974 and opened in 1977. The institute was, devoted to investigating solar and other forms of renewable energy and was created in the wake of the Arab oil embargo, which disrupted supplies, spiked oil prices and caused area gas stations to go out of business.
Emphasis on energy-efficiency
Solar panels began being used on homes in Jeffco and featured prominently (if not fully functionally) on the solar dormitory at the Colorado School of Mines. Nearby, at 19th and Illinois, CSM two-degree alumnus and 1936 Olympic swimmer Nils Christiansen built his own answer to the energy problem with techniques he learned in 1938, using the old-school solution of adobe homes — self-crafting, double-layered, 20-inch-thick walls designed to conserve energy. He used the rare examples of adobe construction in Jeffco to teach others how to build cheaper, more efficient housing in Colorado. “It makes sense,” Christiansen said of his adobe; “Maybe that’s why the government is not interested.” In response to the floods of 1965 and more than a century of flooding on the South Platte, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed Chatfield Dam. A major floodcontrol measure, the earth-filled dam rose 147 feet and created one of Jeffco’s largest lakes, putting much of the 1870s ranch of Isaac W. Chatfield underwater and creating a popular new mecca for recreation. The federal government also built the new Interstate 70 highway, crossing through Wheat Ridge, Applewood and Golden, and up Mount Vernon Canyon, opening in 1973. As it was being built into the mountains, the highway threatened the Mount Vernon House, the 1860 stone hotel that was about the last of its gold rush town.
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Here’s the Transcript’s photo of Guy Hill School moving down Golden Gate Canyon Road, June 25, 1975. It was published at the top of the front page the next day. Photo by the Golden Transcript History from Page 16 It became the house that moved a highway, a move taken so that Jeffco’s first landmark listed on the National Historic Register (in 1970) could be preserved. I-70 created new landmarks, from its unique geological attraction, made by cutting through the hogback ridge, to the instant landmark Picture Frame Bridge at its summit. Designed by Frank Lundberg and constructed in 1970 by H-E Lowdermilk Company with subcontractor Kenny Construction Company, this flying 180-foot span without central support framed the spectacular view of the continental divide, winning the American Institute of Steel Construction national prize-bridge award in the category of Highway Grade Separation, the first Colorado bridge to win. AISC judges commented, “Here is a fine solution to a difficult highway crossing problem. The bridge is simple and straightforward. Omission of a center pier contributes to its graceful, slender lines; nicely frames the scene beyond; and provides the motorist with an unobstructed view.” State highway bridge engineer Paul Chuvarsky was a little more blunt, saying, “If we hadn’t done this one right, all the mountain beauty lovers in Colorado would have been on our necks.”
Attention to open spaces
Jeffco’s scenic beauty was high on the minds of its citizens, who on Nov. 7, 1972, with urging by PLAN Jeffco and the League of Women Voters, voted to create Colorado’s first countywide open-space preservation program. Fueled by a halfpercent sales tax, Jeffco Open Space o quickly began snapping up crown n jewels of Jefferson County: Mount . Falcon, Apex Gulch, White Ranch, s s e e k Clark s Paul E. Clark, of Lakewood, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. He was 79. ; He was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Clayton, Kan., to E.L. And Nola Clark. He attended the University of Kansas and bes came a mechanical and sales engineer in the plastics field. He married Sheila d Reidy on Oct. 23, 1954. He was an active e member of the Mile High Jeep Club. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; children Daniel (Karen) Clark, Michael e (Deborah) Clark, Carol Clark (Sonia d Baaron), and his grandchildren. A meg morial service will be held at a later date. e 0 .Colson Frances Brown Colson, of Arvada, died Friday, May 4, 2012. She was 93. 7 She was born April 20, 1919, in Ris-
Reynolds Ranch, Van Bibber Creek, Green Mountain Ranch, Mathews Ranch, Alderfer Ranch, Crown Hill, Welchester and more. Historic and open-space preservation efforts converged when JCOS purchased the historic Hiwan Homestead, protecting it from encroaching Evergreen development with the aid of the nonprofit Jefferson County Historical Society, which established a museum there. In 1975 JCOS opened the Jefferson County Outdoor Conference and Nature Center at the historic Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain, giving it a new purpose. Major development also continued, with the Genesee community, expansions of Arvada, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Lookout Mountain, Evergreen, Conifer, south Jeffco (including Columbine) and more. Johns Manville developed Ken Caryl Ranch, starting in 1976, in a way realizing the gold-rush dream of Robert Bradford, who wanted to building his own city there in 1860. The ruins of Bradford’s home were preserved, along with other important historic and archaeological sites. Among them was the stately Manor House built in 1914 by John C. Shaeffer, the Rocky Mountain News owner who named the ranch for sons Kenneth and Carrol. Johns Manville built its world headquarters in 1976, a gleaming glass skyscraper lying on its side in south Jeffco that won the praise of Architectural Record magazine.
Focus on culture, entertainment
Historic Tiny Town was revived through the great efforts of the family of Lyle Fulkerson, but unfortunately closed again after his tragic death in 1977. Fulkerson was hit by a runaway railcar on his way there. Golden’s much-larger histor-
ic downtown unfortunately began faltering through the near-simultaneous departure of major anchors, including the last Hesteds department store in Colorado, but Magic Mountain was revived by the Woodmoor Corporation in 1971 as Heritage Square. It became a Victorian shopping village featuring the second alpine slide outside a ski resort in North America (designed and built in 1979 by Inventex Corp.) and the popular Heritage Square Opera House, which helped lead the boom of dinner theaters across Colorado. More performances could be seen at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, opened in 1976 to provide area citizens with opportunities to enjoy the arts, culture and heritage. The center included a 2,000-seat amphitheater; 500-seat theater; studio, meeting, gallery and exhibition space; and the preserved 1864 hewn-log cabin of Arvada pioneer Hiram C. Wolff. By the close of the 1970s, Jefferson County had continued to be a fun and growing place, among the forefront of communities of the metro area. Many of the accomplishments during this time have continued to have a profound impact on Jefferson County to the present day. Editor’s note: This is the second story in a five-part series that focuses on the past 50 years of Jefferson County. Last summer we published a special section commemorating the 150th anniversary of Jefferson County, and then decided we wanted to shine a brighter spotlight on the past 50 years. Richard Gardner, a native of Golden and an expert on local history, agreed to tackle the series, which will proceed decade by decade, starting with the 1960s. Gardner also serves on the Jefferson County Historical Commission and the Golden Landmarks Association.
OBITUARIES ing Star, Texas, to Benjamin Brown and Ethel Irby. She received a master’s degree from Michigan State University and taught science at North Arvada Junior High. She retired as a counselor from Arvada West High School. She owned the Alpenhutte Lodge in Silverthorne from 1988 to 1998. She is survived by her son, David (Susanna) Colson; grandchildren Levon and Shushanik; step-son Chris Colson and his family; and nieces Sylvia King, Jacquelyn Amerman and Jill Frazier. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine; brother Irby Brown; and sister Majorie Brown Lacy. A memorial service was held at Arvada United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross – Denver.
Edward G. Dieterle, of Arvada, died Friday, May 4, 2012. He was 86. He was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Wiley. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a torpedoman first class and served in the Pacific theater during World Ware II. He was employed by Adolph Coors Company in 1959 as a maintenance supervisor and was instrumental in the development of the aluminum can. He retired in 1990 after 32 years with the company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline, and daughter Cindra. He is survived by sons Steven, Robert, David and Edward II; daughters Serena and Suzan; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private family services were held at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
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Folding the flag over a service member’s casket is a ceremony steeped in history and symbolism. Here, Spc. Aamee Johnson demonstrates her skills as she trains with another soldier over an empty casket in the basement of a Colorado National Guard armory. Photo by Deborah Grigsby
For this unit, honor always an order Honor guard team wants veterans to have final farewell they deserve By Deborah Grigsby
firstname.lastname@example.org Not all veterans are laid to rest with the honors they deserve. And that irritates Staff Sgt. Kyle Hardin, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Colorado Army National Guard’s State Honor Guard. It bothers him far more than his heavy wool uniform on a hot summer day. “It’s unfortunate, but it happens,” he said. If the clean-cut, articulate soldier has his way, it will happen far less on his watch. Assigned to the state headquarters in Centennial, Hardin is part of a 30-member, handselected team of Army National Guard Soldiers who volunteer to do military funeral honors in addition to their regular military jobs — aviator, artillery, infantry and military police, just to name a few. They train four days a week at armories across the state, perfecting each coordinated step, polishing every inch of brass and “going though lint brushes like crazy.” Hardin says it’s a personal mission to ensure every eligible veteran buried in the state of Colorado receives proper recognition for his or her service. However, getting the word out about that mission has been a little more difficult than he anticipated. From printing fliers to personally visiting mortuaries in uniform, Hardin said, the group pushes hard to ensure that the public and funeral directors know their services are available, and all it takes is a
simple formal request to start the process. “Many veterans miss out on having full military funeral honors simply because family members are not aware of the service, or they assume it’s an added expense they can’t afford,” he said. “Honors are actually an entitlement and available to every eligible veteran free of charge — an eligible veteran’s family should never have to pay for an official military honors team attached to an active military unit.” Hardin adds that family members of veterans who have already been interred without military honors can still request them. A modified ceremony can be performed, he said “Military honors are just as important to the family as they are to the veteran,” said Sgt. Thomas Payne, who is assigned to the Denver metro-area detail. “It’s a rite of passage that brings closure on that part of life the service member shared with family. Kids and spouses share in the burden of someone serving, and the end-of-life ceremony neatly wraps up that period of time for everyone involved.” Last year the team performed 1,763 services in the state of Colorado, and so far in this fiscal year, that number has already surpassed 900. Sgt. Steven Gerdjikian holds a folded American flag. Gerdjikian is a member of the Colorado Army National Guard’s Military For more information, contact Funeral Honors team. The 30-member team strives to ensure eligible veterans buried in Colorado receive the departing honors the State Honor Guard coordinator they have earned. Photo by Deborah Grigsby at 720-250-2526.
‘Military honors are just as important to the family as they are to the veteran.’
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Shirley A. Flickner died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge. She was 75. She was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., to Raymond E. Copenhaver and Bertha Anna M. Horn. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Ann Heal (Mark) Musgrove; three granddaughters, Sarah Ann (Robert) Macaluso, Heather (fiance Larry Sharp) and Jennifer; and greatgrandson Brendan Macaluso. Funeral service was May 5 at Amazing Grace Community Church in Thornton, of which she was a founding member.
WM. J. Gilbert, of Lakewood, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was 91. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel. He is survived by his children, Mike (Caroline) Gilbert and Colleen (Wally) Wenger; sisters Maurine Summers and Ann Brown; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service was May 6 at Lakewood Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Otis S. Goode Jr., of Arvada, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was 83. He was a retired US Bureau of Mines employee. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty; daughter Lynette (Guy) Brickell; son Brian (Sandy) Goode; three granddaughters; one grandson; and one great- Goode grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, daughter LeAnn and grandson Cody Brickell. Memorial service was May 7 at Arvada United Methodist Church, with a private burial at Fort Logan Cemetery.
Schlichenmeyer from Page 13 Okay, so Dratch was on SNL. It was “the greatest job you could ever imagine having as a comedian,” she said. And then she wasn’t on SNL. Still, people recognize her — and that includes potential dates. Dratch always thought she’d someday get married and have kids. She figured it would just happen, but the older she got, the weirder the dates got. The kind of romantic dates most women want, she says, happened “only on my television set.” She tried getting out of her “comfort zone.” She went to Burning Man, met plenty of men who were gay or married (or gay and married), spent time with men who obviously only wanted to be seen with a
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Ardis J. Graham, of Arvada and formerly of Golden, died Thursday, April 12, 2012. She was 82. She was born in Kansas in 1930, and lived in Denver until she married. She then moved to Golden, where she lived for 54 years before moving to Arvada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. She is survived by her children, Bob, Sharon and Mike; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Services were held April 19 at Newcomer Funeral Home, with burial at Fort Logan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Collier Hospice or a charity of choice.
Virginia “Ginny” Moore Hawn, of Wheat Ridge, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Collier Hospice Center. She was 88 years old. Born in Baltimore, Md., on March 3, 1924, Virginia graduated from Duke University in 1945 with a degree in education. She taught kindergarten. She became Hawn engaged on D-Day to Ivan Hawn, and the couple married on Sept. 20, 1945. They worked and raised their children first in Washington state, then in Colorado. An accomplished oil and pastel artist, she is a past president of the Wheat Ridge Art League. Virginia was an avid volunteer throughout her life, donating her time to a local elementary school literacy program, the Denver History Museum, Meals on Wheels, the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts and the Astor House Museum. When asked just before her passing how she was feeling, Virginia replied, “Grateful and loved.” She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan. She is survived by four children and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Ar-
vada Center at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. at 5:30 p.m. Thursday May 17, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Astor House Museum, 822 12th St., Golden, CO 80401.
Hill Chapel in Wheat Ridge. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. John, 1320 Everett Court, Lakewood, CO 80215.
Helen Shields, of Arvada, died Saturday, May 5, 2012. She was 74. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen. She is survived by her children, Lee Marshall, Rose (Randy) Nagata and Glennda Shields; grandchildren Mathew Marshall, Randall Marshall and Katelyn Blevins; and numerous family members. A private memorial service has been arranged.
Carl J. Kraettli, of Lakewood, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was 94. He is survived by his daughters, Margo and Elisa Kraettli, and sister Jennea Wilkerson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kraettli, and sister Mary Jane Hammond. Funeral service was May 8 at Olinger Crown Hill Chapel, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veteran’s.
William A.A. Lean, of Wheat Ridge, died Friday, May 4, 2012. He was 49. He was born in Minot, North Dakota June 17, 1962. He was preceded in death by his father, William Braach, and bother Tony. He is survived by his wife, Crystal; his mother, Sandralea (Grant) Draper; brothers Patrick (Kariann) and Michael; and numerous other family members. Funeral service was held May 10 at Broomfield Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foothills Animal Shelter.
Paul Alan Randall, of Wheat Ridge, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was 75. He graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1954 and from CU-Boulder in 1958. He was employed by Navajo Freight Lines and Ringsby Truck Lines as accounting manager. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan; brother Dean; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Memorial service was May 12 at Crown
Donna Maxine Depue Shepherd, of Golden and formerly of Arvada, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. She was 80. Donna was born in Hygiene and lived in several places during her youth, including Richfield, Utah; Barstow, California; and Perry Park Ranch near Sedalia. She graduated from Castle Rock High School in 1950. During her adult life, her family lived in the Arvada West area, where she was on the Arvada Villa Pizzeria bowling team. She also played bridge and had a book club with her friends. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donald Shepherd; her three children, Deborah Kiebler, of Franktown, Pamela LaDonne, of Cedaredge, and Scott Shepherd, of Arvada; seven grandchildren, and her many greatgrandchildren. As were her wishes, there will be no memorial service but instead a wake to celebrate her life at the home of her son, Scott Shepherd, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Billie E. Taylor Jr., of Lakewood, died Monday, May 7, 2012. He was 68. Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood.
OBITUARY NOTICES former SNL cast member, and she received too many texted breakups. She even managed to “get an STD without any S.” At age 40-something, Dratch decided to “adjust and roll with” what she had. And then she walked into a bar… I was a little disappointed in this book at first. Dratch gets right to the heart of what most people would want to read about — stories of SNL — and then she moves on. Quickly. But “Girl Walks into a Bar…” is no Debbie Downer. Dratch moves on because there’s so much more to tell, including one of the sweetest,
most wonderful and unlikely love stories, and an unexpected miracle. I loved the first part of this book, but once the credits rolled on the SNL part, I couldn’t stop smiling. If you’ve ever wondered “What ever happened to….,” this book will give you a Happily Ever After. “Girl Walks into a Bar…” is, in fact, a book you’ll toast. Terri Schlichenmeyer has worked with magazines scattered in 46 states, the Virgin Islands and six provinces of Canada. She lives on a hill in Wisconsin with two dogs and 12,000 books.
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May 17, 2012
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YOUR WEEK & MORE
ONGOING/THROUGH JUNE 3
THEATER SHOW “A View From the Bridge” is playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays through June 3 (no show May 20) at The Edge Theater, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call 303-2320363 or go online to www.theedgetheater.com. FRIDAY/MAY 18 BLOOD DRIVE Belmar Library-Lakewood community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. For information, or to schedule an appointment, call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or go online to www.bonfils.org. OFFBEAT REVOLUTION Fort Collins-based reggae/ska/ rock band Offbeat Revolution will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, with Buntron Smith. Doors open at 6 p.m.; tickets cost $6. RELAXATION TIME Experience three types of body work on Friday, May 18, in one hour: 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. at the Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St., Golden. Each 60-minute session includes 20 minutes each of craniosacral therapy, reflexology and trager with a profession holistic-health practitioner. For more information or to register, call 303-278-3414 or email email@example.com. NATIVE PLANTS The Colorado State University Extension will present a series of courses for recognizing wildflowers in their native habitat. The first course will be Friday, May 18, at South Valley park. A basic botany course will be offered on June 7, followed by courses on flora and fauna recognition at Golden Gate Canyon State Park and Reynolds open-space park on July 14, 21 and 28. For details, go to http://2012npm.eventbrite.com. YARD SALE An annual gigantic yard sale benefiting Misha May, a no-kill, nonprofit dog rescue and community education foundation based in Lakewood, is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 18, at 3901 E. Seventh Ave., Denver, CO 80262. Stuff, shoppers and volunteers are needed. For information, to donate or to volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-239-0382. FRIDAY,/MAY 18, AND SATURDAY/MAY 19 YARD SALE The Arvada Historical Society will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society. For more information, call Catherine Walter at 303-277-0664. SATURDAY/MAY 19 DINOSAUR EXPRESS Ride and discover the Dinosaur Express train from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. Make fresh tracks through prehistory as children sift through sand in search of fossils, keep dinosaur prizes as a memento of their dig, pan for gold, paint dinosaur tracks and enjoy many other dino-related activities. Admission is $5 for children, $15 for adults, $30 for a family and $10 for seniors older than 60. Go online to www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org or call 303-279-4591. RETIREMENT PARTY Lakewood United Methodist Preschool announces the retirement of and party for 21-year preschool teacher Dianne Wolfe Sanders. We will celebrate her service with a picnic 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Tanglewood Park, 13950 West 20th Ave. in Golden. For more information, call 303-238-9082. SAFETY DAY Exempla Lutheran Medical Center will host its annual Safety Day, at 32nd Avenue between Wadsworth and Kipling, for the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Exempla Lutheran helps people of all ages learn how to avoid injuries in a free, fun, interactive learning atmosphere. Some of the activities include car seat safety checks, bike rodeo and helmet fittings, fall prevention, new driver education, fraud prevention, fire engine tours, blood pressure and stroke screenings, face painting and more. The event is free. Call Wendy Forbes at 303-403-3059. ICE SPECTACULAR Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Club presents “Rock Through the Ages,” a 2012 ice spectacular, Saturday, May 19. The performance will feature 2012
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National Pairs Champions John Coughlin and Caydey Denney, 2012 National Junior Ladies Competitor Mariah Bell, and 2012 National Senior Ladies Competitor Morgan Bell. Shows are at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Ice Centre at the Promenade, 10170 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. Tickets cost $19 for VIP adult, $16 for VIP child, $14 for adult regular admission and $9 for child regular admission. Call 303-642-7424 or go online to www.rmfsc.org or RMFSCIceShow@hotmail.com.
UNDERSTANDING DOGS A six-week behavior/training class offered by the Misha May Foundation, a nonprofit animal rescue and educational foundation based in Lakewood, will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. More details can be found at http://mishamayfoundation.org/ events.html. Attend with your dog, $150; with your foster dog, $50; without a dog, $75. Registration is required at email@example.com or 303-239-0382. Most dogs and behavior issues are welcome.
COMING SOON, RECURRING EVENTS
SUNDAY/MAY 20 RUN/WALK VAN Arsdale Run With Rocky 5K and 1K Run/ Walk will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 20, at 7535 Alkire St. in Arvada. To register, go online to www.active.com. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students. For more information, contact Rosa at 303-570-3040. MONDAY/MAY 21 DOG SENSORY Mangement of Canine Anxiety will be offered by the Misha May Foundation, a nonprofit animal rescue and educational foundation based in Lakewood, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Center for Holistic Health, 8600 W. 14th St. in Lakewood. More details, including multiple class discounts, can be found at http:// mishamayfoundation.org/events.html. Registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-2390382. Classes are $25 if registered two days prior; $35 thereafter. We are always looking for foster homes and volunteers.
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SATURDAY/MAY 26 FIRE TRUCK Angels with Paws’s next garage sale will have a West Metro Fire Truck for children to visit from 1011 a.m. Saturday, May 26. If there is a call, the truck will have to leave, so come early. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the shelter parking lot, 2540 Youngfield St., Lakewood. Call 303-274-2264. NEXT MONTH/JUNE 1 LIVING LANDMARKS Golden Landmarks Association will present awards to the 2012 Living Landmarks at its annual dinner, 5:50 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle in Golden. Dinner is the clubhouse’s seafood buffet. Reservations are required and must be made by Friday, May 25, by calling 303-2791236. This year’s living landmarks are Judy Denison, Meg Van Ness and the Colorado Railroad Museum. NEXT MONTH/JUNE 2 SKATE PARK Arvada is home to a brand new skate park with more than 40,000 square feet of skating surface. The Arvada Skate Park ribbon cutting is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2. TRAILS DAY A booth at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center on National Trails Day will have information about the area’s hiking trails, the Dinosaur Ridge interpretive trail and Triceratops Trail. Scientists will talk about replicas of fossils that can be seen on the Triceratops Trail. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Contact Tom Moklestad at 303-697-3466 or by email at email@example.com.
OPEN HOUSE Happy Valley Children’s Ranch Preschool will host an open house and carnival in celebration of its 50th anniversary, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Come join in for fun and food at the ranch, 7762 Quaker St. in Arvada.
JAZZ CONCERT Golden High Schools vocal jazz groups will perform a special concert featuring professional jazz trio Demon Jazz, the 24th Street Singers and various student solos. Show is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the high school theater. Tickets are $3 at the door. Contact Angela Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLEA MARKET The Arvada Elks Club will present its annual flea market and bazaar 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Elks Lodge, 5700 Yukon St. in Olde Town. Admission is free, event includes a community garage sale (spaces are $10), vendors and food. Proceeds will go to Elks Charities.
BUSINESS FORUM Jefferson County Commissioner Dan Rosier, District 3, will be the featured speaker at the quarterly business forum and meeting May 22 at the Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Club House Circle, Golden. Register and meet from 5-5:30 p.m.; hear the speaker and Q&A from 5:30-6 p.m., and network and mingle with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 6-7 p.m. Call 303-526-0616 to reserve a space. Cost is $10 per person. Bring your business cards and marketing materials for display and networking.
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THURSDAY/MAY 24 BRAIN LECTURE Brain Balance Center hosts a free lecture on “The Dynamics of the Brain,” at noon Thursday, May 24, at 1211 Avery St. in Golden. Seating is limited; call or email to register: Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com or 303-278-1780. Brain Balance Achievement Centers are for families with children struggling with ADHD, learning and processing disorders, dyslexia, autism, Asperger syndrome, PDD and OCD. The lecture will talk about what is happening in the brains of our children and how the Brain Balance program works to make corrections in the brain. Visit www.BrainBalanceCenters.com. BLOOD DRIVE High Point Financial Group LLC community blood drive is 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 215 Union Blvd., Lakewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Andy Glaspey at 303-941-8588 or randy@ highpointgrp.com. FRIDAY/MAY 25 BLOOD DRIVE The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints community blood drive is from 2-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the multipurpose room at 6465 W. Jewell, Lakewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Curt Atkinson at 303-922-9543 or by email
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Wednesday, June 6, at Addenbrooke Park in Lakewood. RSVP is required; email email@example.com. Visit www. lakewoodmomsclubeast.com for more information. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 6-16
INSPIRE ARTS The city of Lakewood host INSPIRE Arts Week from Wednesday, June 6, to Saturday, June 16, with a broad array of free and discounted events presented by art and cultural organizations throughout the city. For a complete listing of events, visit www.Lakewood.org/ Inspire. This year includes participation from Performance Now Theatre Company, which has made its home at the Lakewood Cultural Center for more than nine years, and the new 40 West Arts District. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 8-17 PLAYHOUSE SHOW “What is Susan’s Secret?” plays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays from June 8-17 at the Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada. Tickets are $16 for Fridays and Saturdays, $14 on Sundays for adults and are available by calling 303-422-4090. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 8-19 PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP. Girl Scout Cadettes can take pictures of Colorado wildlife and Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey at a Girl Scouts camp from July 8-19. Develop photos in Tomahawk’s dark room, learn skills of digital photography, manipulate photos on the computer and create scrapbooks to capture the memories. Also have the chance to capture camp memories on video. Cameras may be provided by Tomahawk Ranch if needed. Go online to girlscoutsofcolorado.org or call 1-877-404-5708. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 9 FLEA MARKET Have stuff to sell but don’t want to organize a yard sale? Bring and sell your items at the neighborhood flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the parking lot at Episcopal Church of St. John Chrysostom, 13151 W. 28th Ave., off Alkire in Applewood, Golden. You also can donate items for a sale going on inside the church, which benefits the church. Call John to reserve your free space at 303-618-5908 or email SJCFleaMarket@gmail.com. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 12
MOTORCYCLE SHOW Vintage motorcycles will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satursday, June 3, at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. Contact Bob Kelly at 720-837-9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.bmacinc.com. Heritage Square’s website is www. heritagesquare.info.
SUMMER LUNCHEON The Denver West Christian Women’s Connection will host a “Good Olde Summer Time” luncheon noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood. The luncheon will feature a fashion show of items from Giddy Up Boutique, a serenade by members of the Riverside Baptist Children’s Choir and presentation by Anastasia Remmes, from Cadence International Ministry. Cost is $16, reservations are required and must be made by Saturday, June 9, by calling 303-985-2458.
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MUSIC CAMP Risen Savior Lutheran Church’s summer music camp, “All God’s Critters,” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 4, to Wednesday, June 5, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at 3031 W. 144th Ave. in Broomfield. Registration is $50 per child, $90 for two siblings. To register, go online to www.rslc.org. For more information, call 303-469-3521.
ARTS WEEK The studios and galleries on Block 7 in Belmar will participate in the second annual Arts Week Lakewood festivities. Inspire: Arts Week Lakewood includes an art walk from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 15, in all the studio/galleries at 445 S. Saulsbury St., Lakewood.
LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 5 LONDON HISTORY Join Active Minds as we tell the story of one of the world’s greatest cities from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at MorningStar Senior Living of Applewood, 2800 Youngfield St., Lakewood. From the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons, the Norman Conquest, and more, we will tell the story of London right up to the present day, and learn about .some of London’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Tower of London, where Elizabeth I was held before becoming queen. Free admittance with a charge for champagne and hors d’oeuvres along with afternoon tea and treats. RSVP by calling 303-233-4343. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 6 MOMS CLUB of Lakewood-East is hosting an open house for interested moms who live within the following zip codes: 80226, 80227, 80232, 80235, 80214 and 80215. Please join us for lunch and play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 16 GARDEN TOUR Roses, lilies, perennial borders, water features, yard art, vegetables and herbs. See them all in a variety of gardens at the second annual Wheat Ridge Garden Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Cost is $10 and can be purchased in advance at www. wheatridge2020.org/community-residents/gardentour or on the day of the event at Wheat Ridge 5-8 school, 7101 W. 38th Ave. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 17 FAMILY EVENT Rocky Mountain Corvette Club and the Down the Road Corvette Club plan a family event Saturday, June 17, for Father’s Day at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. Set-up begins at 7 a.m. and the day begins at 9 a.m. Contact Mike at 720-965-1296 or visit www.downtheroadcorvettes.org. Heritage Square’s website is www.heritagesquare.info.
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Featured pets Add a new addition to your family. To see how to adopt these furry friends, visit the Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden 80401, or online at www.foothillsanimalshelter.org. All photos submitted by Foothills Animal Shelter.
Looking Ahead from Page 21 LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 21 HEALTH SCREENINGS Green Mountain Christian Church will host a Life Line Screening on Thursday, June 21, at 10700 W. Exposition Drive in Lakewood. Packages start at $149, and all five screenings offered take 60-90 minutes to complete. Call 877-2371287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com to schedule an appointment. Registration is required. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 23
DRIZELLA This pretty female is a 1-month-old Labrador retriever/Australian cattle dog mix. She was brought into the shelter because she was lost. If you want a puppy that is sweet and loving, Drizella is the dog for you.
JUNIOR BASEBALL Lakewood Junior Baseball Lakewood 13AAA Baseball team is holding a luncheon fundraiser, including a raffle, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Outback Steak House, 14295 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. Last serving stops at 12:30 p.m. Meal includes one 8-oz. steak or chicken, baked potato, salad, bread and non-alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic beverage available at cash bar, with happy-hour pricing. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 62 and older or younger than 13. Make checks payable to: Lakewood Junior Baseball Assoc. or LJBA, 500 S. Estes St., Lakewood CO 80226, or call Marsha Acosta, 303-995-9875, to reserve your spot. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 23-28 MUSIC CAMP Liz Clark, Colorado native and now a U.S./Ireland-based professional singer-songwriter, is starting a Girls Rock N Roll Day Camp in the Parker/Douglas County area this summer. The camp will be a weeklong workshop and mentoring program for girls ages 8-16 with an interest in entering into music or just a curiosity for sharing music. The workshops will cover performance, singing, songwriting, guitar, piano and recording with a performance at the end of the week. Sessions are from noon to 4 p.m. July 23-28; July 30-Aug. 3; Aug. 6-10; Aug. 13-18; Aug 20-25. Call 917549-1549, email email@example.com or visitwww.lizclarkmusic.com. Camp size is limited so that each camper can have one-on-one time with Liz. Reservations and small deposit required three weeks inadvance of each camp. Cost is $200 for the week.
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Meet Bruneaux, a 3-year-old male, medium-haired cat. He has a beautiful coat and eyes. He is thoughtful and affectionate, waiting for your reassuring voice and friendly hand.
EXHIBITORS NEEDED Applications for vendors for the first Stober Elementary School arts and crafts fair are due by July 2 and can be found online at www.stoberpta.org; applicants will be notified by Aug. 11 whether they have been accepted. 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-squarefoot space; $45 for 100 square feet; and $35 for 50 square feet. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 9-27 AND JULY 30 TO AUG. 17
SKYLER Skyler is a female 1-year-old American/ Staffordshire terrier mix. Skyler is such a sweetie — a very nice, submissive dog. She is playful and loves to be outside.
THEATER CAMP Children’s Theater Summer Camp is from 8 a.m. to noon for ages 6-10, and 1-4 p.m. for ages 11-15, Monday through Friday from July 9-27 and July 30-Aug. 17 at the Miners Alley Playhouse, 13th and Washington Avenue in Golden. Students in Session 1 (July 9-27) will perform “The Jungle’s Child” by Theresa Dwyer Reid. For Session 2, kids will write and perform their own play. A performance for family and friends will be on the final Friday of each session. Sign up before June 1 for a $50 discount. Cost is $450 per session ($400 for second child, $350 for third child). Enroll online at www.minersalley.com or call 303-935-3044 for further information. Contact Rick Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 28 PAINTED CATS The Cat Care Society will have its 2012 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner Auction from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Lakewood Country Club, 6800 W. 10th Ave. Local artists have created one-of-a-kind, large painted cats that will be auctioned off to the highest bidder via both silent and live auction. Other highlights include kitten paintings created by Cat Care Society’s kitten residents and a “Tower of Wine” silent-auction station. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www. catcaresociety.org/paintedcats.html. ONGOING /KIDS
PEE WEE Registration is now open for Green Mountain Junior Baseball Association’s 2012 Pee Wee program. This program is open to 4-7-year-olds wishing to play baseball during the spring season. We offer four levels of play within our program, including T-ball, coach pitch and modified kid-pitch. For more information or to register online, go to www.GMJBA.org.
Skittles is a 3-year-old female, medium-haired cat. Skittles showed up at the shelter after the Lower North Fork Fire and is looking for a home. Skittles is a beautiful cat.
ONGOING /BUSINESS GROUPS WOMEN NETWORKING Women’s Business Group Wednesday morning networking group in Arvada has openings for women who can commit to a weekly morning meeting. Limited to one business per category. Call for available openings, 303-4386783, or go online to info@OurConnection.org. WOMEN’S RETIREMENT Coaching for solo women entering retirement. Make these the best days of your life. Call 303-953-2344 for more information.
BRODRICKS This male dog is a 4-year-old basset hound mix. This joyful dog plays great with other dogs and cats, and comes with a few tricks up his sleeve. Brodricks loves going on car rides.
FLIPPING HOUSES A real estate-investing education group meets every third Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. The group will cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. REPUBLICANS’ MEETINGS The Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The $10 tab buys a Davie’s Chuck Wagon Diner (No. 3) yummy order-your-ownbreakfast, super speaker(s), program, Q&A, and camaraderie with some truly great folks. Contact Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information. All are welcome, not just Republican men from Jefferson County. NETWORKING MEETINGS Elevate West Metro Business Networking “Business Professionals: Raising Opportunities” are weekly meetings 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Vectra Bank, 7391 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. For further information, contact Jennifer at 720-947-8003, or Matt at 720-947-8005.
INKIDU Inkidu is a 3-year-old male, short-haired domestic cat. This feline was brought into the shelter because he was lost. Inkidu is handsome, curious and loving.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets each second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas at 303-517-8558 with questions. INVESTORS’ MEETINGS The Rocky Mountain Inventors Association meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month (excluding November and December) at Vesta Technology, 13050 W. 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden. Presentations in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, business and legal, followed by networking. Go online to www.rminventor.org for details. ENTREPRENEURS CLUB The Lakewood Chapter Lutheran Entrepreneurs meets 8-9 a.m. on third Wednesdays at the Bethlehem Chapel Coffee House, located in the medical office building just south of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. The chapter coordinator is Denise Rolfsmeier. For more information, call 720-379-5889 or email email@example.com. BUSINESS SPIRITUALITY Business Honoring Spirituality meets 7-9 a.m. every
Thursday at the Community Center of Mile Hi Church, 9079 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood. Meetings include networking, a brief meditation by a licensed practitioner, guest speaker and breakfast. For additional information, visit www.bhsmilehi.org or call Patty Whitelock at 303-274-0933. ONGOING /RECREATION SINGLES CLUB SNCW Singles Social Club, an activities club for singles over 40, meets at 6 p.m. most Sundays at the American Legion at 1901 Harlan St. in Edgewater. Don’t stay home alone; come join the friendly group for a meal, conversation, and a speaker or entertainment. For more information, call Char at 303-942-2529 or check out www.sncw.org. WIDOW/ERS’ GATHERINGS Widowed Men and Women of America hosts a social gathering at 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Holiday Inn Sporting News Grill, Highway 285 and Wadsworth in Lakewood. The groups’ goal is to hlep those with losses comfortably re-enter the social world; activities include trips, bowling, card games, theater outing and more. For more information, call nan Drissell at 720-981-1841. WESTERN CLUB The Buffalo Bill Saddle Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. The club is dedicated to preserving and promoting our Western heritage through family-oriented activities with our horse companions. Day rides, weekend camping, parades and annual gymkhana. Guests welcome. For more information, go online to www.BBSCGolden.org. GARDEN TOUR Wheat Ridge 2020’s Garden Tour Committee is looking for gardens in Wheat Ridge to be included in our second annual Wheat Ridge Garden Tour on Saturday, June 16. We are looking for gardens of all shapes and sizes, from small-scale urban gardens to larger country gardens. Last year the tour featured gardens offering color-packed perennials, succulents, exotics, koi ponds, and spectacular yard art. If you are interested in having your garden be considered as a part of this exciting new event (or can recommend a garden), contact Milly at 303-319-0690. WOMEN’S GOLF The West Woods Women’s Golf Club is a weekend league open to players of all abilities, allowing you a chance to compete against players of a similar skill level. There are more than 10 tournaments per summer, with all tournaments broken out by handicap. Membership is open to any woman 16 years and older with previous golf experience, knowledge of the rules and etiquette. For more information, contact Penny Berg at 303-424-7828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. WOMEN’S GOLF Fossil Trace Women’s Golf League is now accepting membership applications for the 2012 season. One membership fee of $85 entitles you to play in both our 9-hole and 18-hole leagues. We have both Tuesday evening and Thursday morning 9-hole play, and Thursday morning 18-hole play. Please visit our website, fossiltracewomen.com, for more information and to download the membership application. Call Chris Berti, president, at 303-815-0865 with any questions. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL A senior women’s basketball club meets 9-11 a.m. Fridays at Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St. Women 50-plus years old are invited to join. There are no extra fees for pass holders or Silver Sneakers participants. All levels are welcome. For more information, contact Debbie at email@example.com or at 303-384-8100. WOMEN’S GOLF Homestead 9-Hole Golf Women’s Golf League is accepting new members for the 2012 season. You do not need a GHIN number to join, but can acquire one as you play. We golf Monday mornings through October. To join this fun and active group, contact Barbara McGovern, firstname.lastname@example.org. The golf course is located at 11500 W. Hampden Ave. WOMEN’S GOLF Indian Tree Women’s Par 3 Golf is welcoming new members. For more information, call Sandi at 303-908-9943 or email Lynn at golf.indiantree@gmail. com. FIGHTING FRAUD The District Attorney’s Office offers free Power Against Fraud seminars for groups of all sizes and people of all ages. Don’t become a victim of identity theft or other consumer fraud. Contact Cary Johnson, 303-271-6980, for more information. GIRLS SOFTBALL The Alameda Green Mountain Girls Softball Association is holding open registration for girls 5-22 years of age for the 2012 season. Players can register online at http://agmgsa.com. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Linda Stringer at 303-988-8079. GEM/MINERAL CLUB The North Jeffco Gem and Mineral Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at the Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The meetings are open to the public. AA MEETINGS There are more than 1,000 AA meetings in the Denver metro area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. Call 303322-4440 for a meeting in your area, or visit the website at www.daccaa.org. If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stay sober, that’s ours. Let us help. PET VACCINATIONS Low-cost pet vaccinations at SpayToday 3-4 p.m. every Sunday. Call 303-984-7729 for more information. FOOD PANTRY God’s Table Food Pantry is open 9-11 a.m. every third Saturday of each month, and10 a.m.-noon every fourth Thursday each month for Jefferson County residents who meet certain federal guidelines. God’s Table and Food Pantry is located at 6400 W. 26th Ave. in Edgewater, behind the Vietnamese Central Baptist Church. For more information, call Beverly at 303-525-7685. FOOD PANTRY Agape Life Church (ALC) distributes Jefferson County commodity foods 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, at ALC, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. ALC provides this service to all Jefferson County residents. If you have questions, call 303-431-6481. HOLISTIC GATHERINGS The Resonance Center, 6650 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge, offers Holistic Happy Hours 4-7 p.m. on the second Thursday every month with light snacks and tea for everyone. We invite the community to join this social and wellness event that offers acupuncture, massage, reflexology, psychotherapy and coaching, and energy work. RUNNING SCHEDULE Foothills Running and Cycling Club’s activity schedule includes Long Runs at 8 a.m. every Saturday and Cycling Rides every Sunday at 10 a.m. Both activities meet at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe. For more information and updates on times, visit www.frcclub.com. LOCAL MOMS MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet 9-11 a.m. during the school year on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Grace Church of Arvada, 6969 Sheridan Blvd. MOPS at Grace is a local community that helps moms be better moms by understanding their unique needs, challenges and joys in this vital season of early mothering. Every mom is welcomed, accepted and inspired to reach her potential, and recognize her influence within her family and her world. Childcare is provided, and meetings are free. For more information, visit www.grace-alone.org and click on events.
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Cost is $35 for the whole session. For more information, call Chris at 720-320-2394.
QUILT TOPS The Jeffco Hand Quilters are 18 women who gather every Monday to turn quilt tops into finished heirloom quilts. The group will do estimates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 14th and Brentwood. Money earned from the quilting is donated to the Action Center, helping feed and clothe those who need assistance. You may call Mary Wollenhaupt at 303-986-1381 for more information. We also welcome quilters to join our group.
HEALTH PASSPORT Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Health Passport volunteers provide support for patients and their families both in the hospital and upon discharge; help with outreach, marketing and social networking; connect patients, families and volunteers with the services and programs right for them; host classes at various Health Passport locations; contribute to the health and wellness of those in the community; counsel clients who need prescription drug assistance, and help with day-to-day living expenses, Medicare and Medicaid issues. For information about volunteer opportunities, contact Kerry Ewald, Health Passport volunteer coordinator, at 303-629-4934. To learn more about Centura Health, visit www. myhealthpassport.org.
SQUARE DANCE Rocky Tops Square Dance Club welcomes singles and couples who have completed mainstream square and/or round dance classes from 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays at Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood. Cost is $7. Call 720-381-7768, email email@example.com, or visit www.squaredancing.com/ rockytops. ONGOING /HEALTH CARE WEIGHT LOSS The EZ Weight-Loss Challenge 12-week program meets10-11 a.m Tuesdays at Arvada Church of God, 7135 W. 68th Ave. Free coaching, metabolism test and nutrition information. Cash prizes awarded to the top three biggest achievers.
HEALTH GROUP A women’s health group with the motto “Your health, your life: Take charge” meets noon-1 p.m. Fridays at 9797 W. Colfax Ave, No. 3AA, in Lakewood. Learn about natural alternatives to health concerns. No charge to be part of this group. For more information, call Linda at 303-883-5473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. HOME CARE Always Best Care Denver West provides in-home care, skilled nursing
and free senior community placement. Always Best Care provides every individual and family with well-trained personal care attendants and expert nursing support. We help families make informed decisions about senior care, and guide them through comprehensive solutions designed specifically for their unique situations. To learn more, go online to www.AlwaysBestCare.com/DenverWest or call 303-9523060. BOOT CAMP Get out of the gym and get results. Front Range Boot Camp provides dynamic, unique and results-driven full-body workouts exclusively for women. All ages, sizes and fitness levels will succeed. Revamp your fitness routine by getting out of your routine. Indoor location is just behind Super Target at Kipling and 50th Avenue. Outdoor location is Skyline Park by Stenger soccer fields. Email Robyn@ FrontRangeBootCamp.com or go online to www.FrontRangeBootCamp.com. ONGOING /SCHOOL REUNIONS CLASS 1982 Pomona High School Class of 1982 30-year reunion will be July 27-29. For more information and to register, visit the reunion website at www.PomonaClassOf1982.com. If you have any questions, please contact the Reunion Committee at PomonaClassOf82@gmail.com.
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The Golden Backpack Program received special recognition at the Jefferson County Good News Breakfast on April 18, 2012. The Good News Breakfast, hosted by the Jefferson County Coalition, is an annual event honoring outstanding local individuals, groups and organizations that make a difference. This year’s theme was: Jefferson County, A Home for Everyone… Meeting the Basic Needs of Our Community. Over 450 people attended the breakfast, and Peggy Halderman accepted the award on behalf of the Golden Backpack Program. “I think this award is all about
the many people and hours that folks have put into this system that connects hungry kids with food,” Halderman said. “As a result of all this commitment and involvement by so many volunteers and donors, hundreds of kids are healthier, learn more and better, and are happier. They finally get a chance to be all that they can be. This is a true testament to a committed, caring community that has stepped up to make such a difference in the lives of kids.” The Golden Backpack Program provides weekend food to nearly 600 students in eight local schools. To learn more about the program or to make a donation, please visit www. goldenbackpack.org
The Golden Backpack Program and the Community College of Denver Help Give Golden Kids a Smile Eight children from Pleasant View Elementary received free dental exams, x-rays and teeth cleaning this February at The Dental Hygiene Clinic at The Community College of Denver. This service was in conjunction with Give Kids a Smile Day, a national program sponsored by the American Dental Association. This effort was made possible because of the hard work and dedication of Parent Outreach Coordinator Susan Demboski from Pleasant View Elementary, Program Director Stephanie Harrison from The Community College of Denver, Rebecca Archer of the Golden Backpack Program, and Don Treasure, a volunteer who
drove the church van from Golden Presbyterian Church. The eight children examined were all Pleasant View Elementary students who were eligible for free dental care and in need of assistance. The experience was a positive one for all with no tears reported. Four out of the eight children have been referred for further services. “Treating the children from Golden was especially gratifying for me as I love this community,” said Harrison. “I’m happy to have the chance to assist in improving their dental health.” The Dental Hygiene Clinic has supplied toothbrushes, toothpaste and educational materials to the
almost 600 students that receive food on weekends through the Golden Backpack Program. The Clinic also offers large discounts and affordable dental hygiene care for all ages. The Golden Backpack Program plans to sponsor Give Kids a Smile Day again next year and has recently secured the commitment of transportation by the Golden Presbyterian Church to get students to and from their exams. For more information, please contact Stephanie Harrison, Director, Dental Hygiene Program at 303365-8334 or Stephanie.harrison@ ccd.edu.
GOLDEN ROTARY FOUNDATION (A 501C3 ORGANIZATION) CHARITABLE GOLF TOURNAMENT Friday, June 1st at Fossil Trace Golf Club
Bell Middle School Interact Club sponsors “Duct Tape a Teacher” and raises over $300 for ShelterBox. A hearty THANK YOU to the teachers and administrators who allowed the students to apply duct tape and to all the students who participated in this successful fundraiser.
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Meets every Tuesday 7:15a - 8:30a at the Rolling Hills Country Club. Visitors always are welcome (yes, there’s a small charge for breakfast). For information about a particular meeting, contact Tom Hughes (303-278-2823)
To learn about club membership, call Mari Sutton at 303-279-4916 or check our Web site at www. rotaryclubofgolden.org 3
The Golden Rotary Foundation’s 11th annual International Classic is scheduled for 1:30 pm Friday June 1st at the award winning Fossil Trace Golf Club in Golden. This is a four-person scramble. All levels of golfers are welcome. Create your own foursome or we can set one up for you. If golf isn’t your thing, you can be
a hole sponsor, or you can just attend the silent auction and grilled steak or chicken dinner at 7pm (the dinner only option is just $35). Any way you choose to participate, we would love to have you, it’s a fun day in a glorious location, and it supports many good causes! For more information, check our web site at www.rotaryclubofgolden. org or call one of the tournament co-chairs Larry Hall 720-448-3926
or Jim Malone at 303-919-9514. The proceeds from this golf tournament support our many Golden and Jefferson County community projects. Friday, June 1, 2012 Light Lunch Snacks at 12:30 pm Putting Contest: 12:30-1:15 pm Shotgun Start: 1:30 pm Silent Auction: 5:30-7:30 pm Grilled dinner: 7:00 pm
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Green Mountain freshman Mia Dobbin battles for possession with Golden junior Casey Balmes during the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs on Friday night. Photos by Justin Sagarsee
Dobbin in right place at right time for Rams Green Mountain’s second-half surge topples Golden in 4A second round By Brian Miller
email@example.com LAKEWOOD - For more than 63 minutes, Green Mountain’s girls soccer team saw chances go off posts and crossbars, balls go high or be denied by Golden goalkeeper Andy Eich. Finally, with time slipping away in the Class 4A second-round playoff game, two of the Rams’ younger players made a connection that worked. Sophomore Christina Makatura crossed a ball from the right corner, where freshman Mia Dobbin had slid in behind Eich. The ball was right on the mark, and Dobbin tapped it home into the left side of the net to break the scoreless tie. That opened the gates a bit for Green Mountain, which added two more goals to top the Demons 3-0 last Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field. “We work really well together, so I knew she was going to be there,” Makatura said. “I just got it and crossed it best I could, trying to get it to her. I was waiting for that set-up.” “I just picked the perfect timing,” Dobbin added. “It all just fell into place.” Second-seeded Green Mountain (15-0-1) moved on to the quarterfinals, where the Rams faced another familiar foe in D’Evelyn on Wednesday, after press deadline, at LMF. The winner advanced to the 4A semifinals, which take place Saturday at All-City Stadium in Denver. “We’re looking forward to playing D’Evelyn. That’s a good team,” Rams coach Ken Fehr said. “We’re just excited to get one more game under our belts.” Golden (9-7-1), which opened the playoffs with an impressive 6-0 road victory over Pueblo West, had three shots on goal but were turned away each time. Julianna DiGiacomo had a nicely-placed direct kick midway through the second half that Lindsey Hendon pushed
away, and Hannah Stoner was denied in the final few minutes. “I thought that they challenged Green Mountain very well,” Golden coach Bill Hillen said. “Green Mountain is No. 2 for a reason, but I think that my girls really put their hearts into it. I think of all the teams I’ve coached in the years past, this is the team with the biggest heart. They pushed themselves to the limit.” The first half was about missed opportunities for the Rams. Karlea Fehr’s direct kick midway through the half was in a good spot, but Eich jumped and pushed the ball over the net. Lindsay Forrest had a header go over the net 11 minutes later, and Fehr had chances go off the post and crossbar before halftime. “She had a couple good chances up there for sure,” Ken Fehr said. “But they just kept playing, and to Golden’s credit, they didn’t quit.” Dobbin put the Rams on top with 16 minutes, 37 seconds remaining thanks to being in the right position. Scoring the winning goal in the playoffs as a freshman? Not a bad feeling at all. “Coming out here you don’t know anybody,” Dobbin said. “Doing this you kind of feel more accepted and you kind of prove yourself.” Five minutes later Karlea Fehr was tripped in the box, and Claire Miles centered a penalty kick that eluded Eich. Makatura scored a goal of her own in the final five minutes on a ball from Fehr. “I felt the girls still had the momentum, Golden senior Christina Mapleback wins a header over Green Mountain freshman Jenn even after that first goal. They felt they could Brunsdon during the first half of the Class 4A playoffs on Friday evening at Lakewood Memostill do it - you could still see the fight,” Hillen rial Field. said. “That P.K. really was the deal-breaker. It was just unfortunate that it happened the way number of sophomores and freshmen who started in it did, but that’s soccer.” Golden will graduate seven seniors but returns a the playoffs.
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Kalkus, defense drives Jaguars into quarters Senior’s goal stands up; D’Evelyn, Green Mountain battle for semi berth By Brian Miller
firstname.lastname@example.org LAKEWOOD - Even with a wet field and scattered periods of rain, D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team looked like a squad that wasn’t about to be denied Friday afternoon. Hosting Centaurus in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs, the Jaguars used a stingy defensive effort to prevent the Warriors from managing anything on offense. On the other side of the field, Kira Kalkus’ long ball six minutes into the second half went over the head of Centaurus goalkeeper Kelly Turcotte as D’Evelyn held on for a 1-0 victory at Lakewood Memorial Field. “We just freaked out,” D’Evelyn senior Cora Aversano said of Kalkus’ goal. “I feel like we should have gotten more throughout because we had so many shots on goal, but to just be able to get that one, that was amazing.” D’Evelyn (10-4-3) advanced to the 4A quarterfinals where it played Jeffco League rival and No. 2 overall seed Green Mountain on Wednesday evening, after press deadline, at LMF. The Rams defeated another Jeffco foe in Golden on Friday. “Obviously it’s hard playing another team in Jeffco twice,” Jaguars coach Paul Moline said. “You know both coaches, you know how they play, you know their players and what they’re about. It can be difficult, but again, you know what they’re about.” Just a few days after getting junior Emily Gibbons back from injury, D’Evelyn received another boost with the return of Olivia Hoffman on Friday. Moline was hoping that junior Madi Hall would be back on the field against Green Mountain. “We’ve come so far with all our injuries. It’s been really crazy this year,” Aversano said. “We’ve had the craziest things happen to us, but a lot of us have actually come back.” Centaurus didn’t find much success in penetrating the Jaguars’ defenses Friday, especially in the first half. D’Evelyn outshot the Warriors 5-0 in the first half, but Turcotte made the save each time. The Centaurus senior finished with 10 saves. “Their defense was strong but we needed to control the ball a little bit more and pass it around a little bit more,” Kalkus said. “We just had more trouble this game than normal. They were just everywhere it felt like.” It wasn’t until early in the second half that D’Evelyn
D’Evelyn senior Kira Kalkus celebrates her game-winning goal with senior Megan Marler and junior Olivia Hoffman during the second half of the Jaguars’ 1-0 win over Centaurus on Friday evening at Lakewood Memorial Field. Photo by Justin Sagarsee
finally broke through. Kalkus was working the ball down field against a defender, who slipped to the ground. Kalkus took advantage, firing off a shot from some 25 yards out that Turcotte misjudged. The ball went over her head and into the back of the net for the game’s only score. “I knew their defense had been staying back a lot, so we wouldn’t be able to get around them,” Kalkus said. “I was going to try and take a lot more long shots - it was like `here’s an opening’ so I just hit it.”
Golfers make most of fresh start in regionals
D’Evelyn allowed only one shot on goal, on a direct kick with 18:30 remaining. The winner of Wednesday’s game will play either No. 3 Palmer Ridge or No. 6 Pueblo South at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in the semifinals at All-City Field. The title game is Wednesday, May 23, at 5 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. “It feels amazing. We came out here so excited to play,” Aversano said. “It was great that we got to come out here and win.”
Garnier paces Jags’ to another Jeffco crown
Demons, Rams finish top five in 4A Metro West; Mustangs win 5A event
D’Evelyn claims fourth league title in a row
By Brian Miller
By Jill Fitzpatrick
email@example.com ARVADA - It took an additional week, but the teams in the Class 4A Metro West Regional girls golf tournament finally got in its round of 18 holes. A mixture of rain and snow had forced the postponement of the tournament midway through the round May 7, with the teams starting over Monday at Westwoods Golf Club. A sunny, cloudless day still saw a number of high scores, but regional champion Regis and 16 additional golfers were able to earn their way into the state tournament, which runs May 21-22 at Boomerang Golf Course in Greeley. “The nerves just definitely add up quite a bit,” Golden junior Karli Denk said of starting fresh. “But when you get here it doesn’t really feel like you’ve already played it.” Regis shot a combined 242 to qualify as a team. Valor Christian was second at 258, followed by Golden (280) and Green Mountain (282). Jefferson Academy freshman Jennifer Kupcho earned medalist honors with an even par 72. Denk shot a 14-over-par 86 to earn her first trip to state, and teammate Rachael Joha also qualified with a 92. “I was kind of hoping for something better, but it is what it is,” Denk said. “Getting in, it’s either yes or no. It’s a yes, so that’s exciting.” Joha shot a 48 on the Cottonwood Course, but came back with a 44 on Sleeping Indian. “I came out here with hopes of `this can’t be my last round of my junior year,’” Joha said. “I just came out here with the goal to make it to state. It felt good to be right in the middle of the pack.” Green Mountain nearly qualified its entire foursome. The Rams’ Nicole Rooney, Jaclyn Fields and Leandra Nikont each shot 94s to qualify; Sirena Alvarado’s 98 was good for first alternate.
Nikont initially had an AP Chemistry exam scheduled for May 7 and wasn’t able to play. The rescheduling gave her a second chance, and the senior came through despite shooting a 51 on Cottonwood. “I definitely knew I had to step it up. The confidence kind of dwindled a little bit, but I parred three right in a row on the back,” Nikont said. “I was really excited coming in with an opportunity to go to state.” The goal for Boomerang will be to play even as a team like Green Mountain did Monday. “I think we’re definitely going to try to keep it even just like today, have nice, even scores,” Nikont said. “We don’t need to pressure ourselves into anything too fantastic.” D’Evelyn freshman Emilee Strausberg qualified for her first state tournament after carding a 91. Arvada’s Samantha Salazar qualified as well with a round of 94.
Ralston Valley takes 5A regional
Backed by another strong round from its foursome, Ralston Valley’s girls golf team rolled to the 5A Metro West Regional title Thursday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton, qualifying for the 5A state tournament May 21-22 at Aurora Hills. The regional was initially set for May 7 at Fox Hollow, but the inclement weather postponed the tournament midway through the round. The Mustangs shot a combined 247, with all four players shooting below 90. Alex O’Laughlin led the way with a 76; Gabby Hehir shot an 84, Rachel Rodriguez an 87 and Ashlyn Kirschner an 89. Dakota Ridge was second at 289, with Gillian Vance recording medalist honors with a 71. Chatfield’s Shannon Lubar was second with a 76. Also qualifying for state included Bear Creek’s Amber Garcia (98), along with Lakewood’s Casey Conlan (99) and Evan Flynn (106).
firstname.lastname@example.org ARVADA - Boasting its best team in school history, D’Evelyn’s boys swimming team put on a show Saturday at the Class 4A Jeffco League championships at Meyers Pool. With several record-setting performances, the Jaguars finished with 567 points, nearly 150 ahead of its next closest competitor for the school’s fourth consecutive league title. Leading the way in the pool was Jeff Garnier. The Stanford-bound senior set league records in the 200yard freestyle with a time one minute, 39.06 seconds. He did the same in the 100 freestyle (46.05) and anchored the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relays. “He’s a stud,” Jaguars coach Josh Griffin said. “He swam great today, broke a few records if I’m not mistaken. He is just a special kid.” Josh Graber gave a strong showing for the Jaguars with an easy win in the 500 freestyle and second-place finish in the 200 freestyle. “I just tried to see what I could do the week before state,” Graber said. The Jaguars also saw victories in the 100 backstroke from Sasha Moreland and in the 200 medley relay. With such a well-rounded team, the Jaguars head into state with one goal in mind. The state’s best will finish their sea-
sons at the 4A state meet Friday and Saturday, May 18-19 at Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton. “Ever since last year, I think a lot of us have been focused on winning state this year,” Graber said. “It’s going to be close, but it’s a goal.” With Garnier expected to win both individual events, it will be up to the rest of the team to bring it home for the Jaguars. Though the team will not have any divers in the competition, D’Evelyn is hoping performances in the lanes will earn the top spot. “We need to be absolutely perfect,” Griffin said. “I think we have a good chance. If we swim extraordinarily well in relays, if diving doesn’t hurt us too bad and in our individual swims we really peak in our times and placements after prelims. We can do it, but it’s going to take a lot of things.” In a race for second place in league, Green Mountain was victorious. Jacob Moore finished second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle, Robert Clark placed second in the diving competition and Ethan Schick finished third in the 100 butterfly for the Rams. “Making state as a freshman is awesome,” Schick said. “Personally, I DQ’d yesterday in the IM, but I got over it. I think I did awesome for a freshman.” Wheat Ridge and Conifer rounded out the 4A competition.
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Mines golf makes history Jim Knous put together three strong rounds, capturing medalist honors with a score of 209 to win the NCAA Division II West/Central Super Regional tournament May 9 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz. The effort of Knous and his teammates carried the Orediggers to third place in the event, sending Mines to the D-II championships for the first time in school history. Mines opened nationals Tuesday, after press deadline, at the Cardinal Club Golf Course in Louisville, Ky. Mines was six strokes back of regional champion CSUStanislaus, with Knous edging defending national champion Kyle Souza of Chico State by one stroke. Jordan Arndt tied for 12th and Cory Bacon tied for 24th.
Orediggers baseball falls at RMACs Mines’ baseball team competed well at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships last weekend, splitting
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QUICK HITS its first two games before being eliminated with a 6-5 loss to CSU-Pueblo in Pueblo. After opening with a 13-5 loss to Colorado Mesa, the Orediggers (17-30) defeated Nebraska-Kearney 10-8. A late rally against the ThunderWolves fell one run short. Junior Bobby Egeberg was honored as a first-team all-Central Region selection.
Demons ready for state track Golden’s boys track and field team finished ninth overall in the Jeffco League Championships last Saturday at Jeffco Stadium, and the girls were 11th in the final meet before the state meet begins Thursday at the same site in Lakewood. Highlight the meet for Golden’s boys were senior Eric Rivera-Parker, who won the 4A discus and was fourth in the shot put; Alex Inscoe, second in the 200; Carson Lockered, second in the triple jump; and the second-place 800-relay team. For the girls, Savannah Knapp took third in the discus;
Kylie Santos placed fourth in the 800; Jessica King was fourth in the triple jump; and each relay placed in the top five. The state meet runs Thursday through Saturday.
Powers falls to state champion Golden senior Alyssa Powers lost her first-round match the 4A state tournament in Pueblo last Thursday, falling 6-0, 6-2 to eventual No. 2 singles champion Payton Fielding of Cheyenne Mountain. Powers earned the team a point with a victory in a playback match.
Golden hoops camp Golden High School is hosting a basketball camp for boys and girls from June 25-28. The camp runs from 9-11:30 a.m. for those in grades 1-5, and from 12:30-3 p.m. for those in grades 6-9. For more info, e-mail Golden boys basketball coach John Anderson at email@example.com.
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Less than $38,000! Large cherry wood kitchen, d/w, microwave, fridge, gas stove, W/D hookups incl.
Call Barb 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754
PRE-PURCHASE Main Line Inspections. Please visit www.fowlerpipeservices.com (303)463-6730
Wanted Looking for a big garage with a small house to rent. Call 970-4125674
Apartments Clean 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments. All appliances, hot water & heat paid. Located in Wheat Ridge on Depew between 36th Ave. & 35th Ave. close to bus line on 38th & 32nd. Please call 303-356-5719
Wheat Ridge 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
Pine Co. 12 miles from Conifer, beautiful valley. 1bd in Mason's mobile home park of 12 units. Great views $650/mo. includes electric, water & trash. 303-9092404
ARVADA, central. Small office starting at $125 or up to 3000sf. Internet option. General office, retail, medical, dental. 303-475-9567
LAKEWOOD. Housemate $475. NS. Quiet, private entrance, own furnace, own bath, large bedroom, utilities paid. 303-565-9301.
Golden. Furnished apt incl. utilities, wifi, cable, w/d. NP/NS $850 rent $850 deposit. Avail. 4/1. 832-4553106 Wheat Ridge: Lrg 2Bd apt w/big closets. Upgrades. Courtyard, Laundry, very clean, private parking. $680.00mo. NP 303-8418208
Homes 1432 Orchard across from park on 1 acre. 3bd up 1bd down, 1 3/4ba, 1 car gar, $12,00 + utilities 1st and $1,000. NS credit check. 303-2796084 Arvada 6019 Vivian St. Immaculate 3bd, 1 3/4ba, family rm w/frpl, new furnace with a/c, new carpet, 2 car gar w/opener, fenced yard, NP, NS $1,200 + dep, Senior discount. 303 -913-9001 Cute Cozy 3bdr, big living room, recently upgraded, covered patio, shade trees, large back yard. 303985-3817 call after 10am.
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May 17, 2012 Concrete/Paving
Wheat Ridge Non-smoking roomnmate wanted for 3bd house. Close to open space park. No pets. Call for details 303-748-5010
A1 Concrete Small concrete jobs, slabs, sidewalks, patios and driveways Ask for Tracy 303-455-9916
ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates. 720-203-7385
$$$ Reasonable Rates On: *Trash Cleanup: old furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. *Replacement of Decorative Rock *Hauling: trash, old sod, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup, Refs. Mark. 303.432.3503
Markʼs Quality Lawn • Lawn Maintenance • Aerating & Fertilizing • Landscape, Sod & Rock Work • Res. & Comm. • Fully Insured. Offering Free Fall aerating & fertilizing with a new mowing pkg. 303-420-2880
Heavy Hauling, Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384
SHORTY'S LANDSCAPING 303-274-9349. 12 years exp. Affordable, Insured, FREE est. Landscaping, aerating, sprinkler turn ons, new yard installs, makeovers & more! www.shortyslandscaping.com
Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc. * Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874
Affordable Concrete Work Driveways, Patios, Garages, Stamped & Colored Concrete. 303-917-5539 Angie's List, 10% Discount
Radiant Lighting Service ** Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326 All Phases of Flat Work by T.M. CONCRETE Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work Reasonable rates, Lic. & Ins. "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364
DEL SOL CONCRETE specialist on driveways, tearout/replace *patios *sidewalks *garage floors *porches *stamped/colored *exposed agregate lic.&ins. free estimates 720-218-8849 FBM Concrete. Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. 25yrs exp. Free est. (720)217-8022
Junk vehicle finder needed. Will pay finder $50 for each vehicle I purchase. Any condition. Will pick up cars from Castle Rock to Fort Collins. Call Ted 720-333-6832
Trucks, 4x4's, SUVs Bought. 303-455-4141
Carpentry Carpenter / Handyman: Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 yrs own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581
Cleaning Maids of Honor Spring Cleaning Special. 3 man hours $58 Work guaranteed since 2000 Ref. avail. Exp. 5/25/12 303-458-9075
Fence Services * DISCOUNT FENCE CO * Quality Fencing at a Discount Price. Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604 17yrs of quality service. CJ Fence. Lowest prices in town! Free estimates. (720)569-4844
Wanted Best Cash for Cars Trucks, SUVs & Vans Running or not. Any cond. Under $1000 (303)7410762 bestcashforcars.com
MASTER ELECTRICIAN Licensed. Remodel, repair, new installs. Pull permits. Jeff 303-551-2472, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.electriwest.com
G & E CONCRETE Residential/Commercial Flatwork • Patios • Driveways • Garages • Foundations • Walks • Tearout/Replace 25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates - References Free Estimates 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559 www.gandeconcrete.com J-Star Concrete Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618 SPRING SPECIALS 20% OFF TIME TO START TAKING CARE OF ALL YOUR CONCRETE NEEDS. All types of flat work. Free estimates. NO JOB TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG! Senior Discount (303)427-6505 TRACTOR EXPRESS Concrete, flat work, driveways, patios, colored & stamped, retaining walls, Bob Cat & tearouts. Bill 303-562-5988 Randy 720-940-3016 tractorexpress.net
BATUK FENCING Cedar, Chain-link Install & Repair. Quality Work 10 yrs. exp. Free Estimates. Sr. Discount. 303-750-3840 D & D FENCING 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 Fencing & Decks Quality Work, Free Estimates, Lic & Ins. G.C.M. Construction (303)507-9253
Design, Renovation & Construction. See my ad in the Professional service guide. 303-424-2244
Drywall A PATCH TO MATCH Dry wall repair specialist. 30yrs. Experience, Insured Satisfaction guaranteed Call Ed 720-328-5039
AAA Masters Electrical Contractors. See my ad in Home Improvement Guide. 303-910-9836
Cowboy Consulting. See my ad in the Professional service guide. 303 -526-2739
Affordable Electrician 20 yrs exp. Remodel expert, kitch, bsmts, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645
RUBBISH WORKS Professional Junk Removal Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 303-319-6783 www.RubbishWorks.com/Denver TRASH HAULING Furniture, appliances, limbs, carpet, dirt, rock & concrete. Call Bernie for free estimate 303-650-2574
Heating/ Air Conditioning Great Pricing On Lennox furnaces, overstocked air conditioners. We service all brands (303)530-1254 grafnerheatingandcoolingllc.com Grafner Heating & Cooling LLC
House Cleaning Best rates in town. Family owned. 20yrs exp. Free est. Maid in America. www.maidinamericaolorado.com. Call R.J. 303910-2234
Financial Services SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 877-865-0180
Garage Doors Alanʼs Garage Door Service Repair & Replace Garage Doors, Openers & Springs. Lic. & Ins. 30 yrs. Exp. 303-438-1083 303-903-7602
DUST BUNNIES HOUSEKEEPING, LLC. Office/Residential/Vacancies Churches/Foreclosures Insured/Bonded 303-429-9220 "We do it all from ceiling to floor."
Handyman A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman •Baths •Kitchens •Tiling Large & Small Jobs 303-4250066/303-431-0410
A Plus Contractors LLC Kitchen / Bath Remodels, Basement Finishes, Home Repairs, & All Types Of Concrete. (720)495-7963
A Quality Handyman see my ad in the Home Improvment Guide. 720-422-2532 AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN "And Remodel Service" Carpentry-Painting-Tile Drywall + Roof Repairs Plumbing + Electrical Repairs Hot Water Heaters Kitchen + Bath Remodels Basements Property + Building Maint. Free Estimates Liscensed-Bonded-Insured Ron Massa Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983
Bobʼs Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172 Handyman CONNECTION One Call Gets the Things You Want Done DONE! 303-426-9777 Nelson Construction. See my ad in the Home Improvement Guide. 303 -425-0231 Triumph Handyman Services. Painting, plumbing, dry wall, texturing, gutters, demo, yard work, install, tile, toilets, faucets, bathrooms, kitchens, sweating pipe AND MUCH MORE. 720-427-9736 Milo
Hauling Service "AFFORDABLE HAULING" You Call - I Haul Basements Garages Houses Construction Debris Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured
Thorny's Quality Lawncare
Residential/Comm., since 1985 Mowing•Aeration•Fertilizing owner operator! Call Tim 303-232-3254 or 720-312-3153
Masonry 30 yrs experienced brick layer. Patios, brick laying, block work, pavers, & tile work. Brick fireplaces & chimneys. Call Matt (303)4193424
Misc. Services SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo(for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-877-736-7087 SHARPENING SERVICE - Clipper Blades, Knives, Scissors, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Near 80th & Sheridan, David 720-540-7700
Organizing Services Get your house back in order and take your space back. Call a professional today. CLUTTER MEDICS 303-421-2897
Arterra Landscape Renovations & New Landscaping, CO Registered Landscape Architect Call today 720-436-6340
Construction Alan Bauer Construction. See my ad in the Home Improvement Guide. 720-635-0341
Heavy Hauling, Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal& replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384
$$$ Reasonable Rates On: *Lawn Maint: Leaf Cleanup, Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal. Firewood for sale Del. avail. *Hauling: trash, old fencing, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup. Refs. Mark: 303.432.3503 AAA-Sprinkler Solutions Professional Installations & Repairs. Lifetime Warranty +SOD INSTALLATION $AVE MONEY AND WATER Fast, friendly service. All work guaranteed! 303-523-5859 Alpine Landscape Mgmt. Aerate, Pwr Rake, Fertilize, Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Weekly Mowing. Sr. Disc. 720-329-9732
Painting $Tired of High Prices?
Call PRO Quality Painting Int/Ext/decks. Free power wash with complete clean, honest &dependable. 720-389-5551 or 720-266-8396
Bobʼs Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172 CR&R Painting, Inc. Int/Ext, decks/fences Free Estimates 303-349-1046 www.crrpainting.com PAINTER 30yrs. Int/Ext. Free Est. (303)423-5465 Painting see my ad in the home improvement guide 303-480-8287 See my ad in the Home Improvement Guide. 720-326-7002
AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215 Dirty Jobs Done Dirt Cheap Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs, Free phone Quotes 720-308-6696. 24/7
AVS Inc. Mowing, Maintenance, Aerating, Yard Cleanup, Fertilizing, Hedge Trimming, Landscaping. Serving Denver Metro for 13 years! 720-939-2109 Domingo Sosa Lawn Service See my ad in the Home Improvment Guide 720-365-5501 Dreilng Lawn Service •Aeration • Power Raking • Yard Cleanup & Fertilization •Full Lawn Maintenance •Sprinkler startup & Repair Senior Discount Free Estimate (303)427-5342 Serving Northern Colorado for 16 years Nelson Construction Inc. Roof repair. 30+ yrs. exp. No job too big or too small. 303-425-0231
A Hermanʼs ROOFING Hail Damage? Wind Damage? New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131 Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters All types roofs-installs, repairs and certifications. Aluminum seamless gutters. Since 1952 (303)984-0481 Preferred Roofing & Gutters 30 years of Satisfied Colorado Customers FREE Estimates & Warranty www.PreferredRoofing Colorado.com 303-641-0679 / 303-252-8136
Roofing: Shingles, Flat Roofs, Roof Leak Repairs. 35 years of experience. Free estimates. Butch Metzler (303)422-8826
Just Sprinklers. See my ad in the home improvement guide. 303-425 6861 SPRINKLER PRO'S •Installations •Modifications •Tune Ups •Repairs •We Service all makes •Work Guaranteed Free Estimates •Senior Discounts Licensed/Insured Call 303-422-1096
Sprinklers with Integrity. See my ad in the professional service guide. 720-266-9968
APEX PAINT Commercial, Residential, Apts, Int & Ext. Repairs & Remodels. We Use top Quality Product, Free Estimates 303-467-3166
A-AAA Plumbing see my ad in the Home Improvement Guide. 720629-0518
An exp. company now offering mowing, aeration, fertilizing, weed control, cust. triming, lndscping. Jim 303-424-1832 www.keepinitgreeninc.com
Front Range Plumbing For all your plubming needs. Commercial/Residential Free Estimates (303)451-1971 www.frontrangeplumbing.com
A Tree Stump Removal Company We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. (720)234-3442 A-1 Stump Removal Stump grinding specialist. Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 30 yrs exp. Firewood Call Terry 303-424-7357 JAY WHITE Tree Service Serving with pride since 1975 Tree & shrub trimming & removals. Call Jay (303)278-7119 Majestic Tree Service 720-231-5954 Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Fence Installation Stump Grinding Free Estimates
See my ad in the professional service guide. 303-987-2086
JK Plumbing see my ad in the service directory. 303-467-9999 Nelson Construction Inc. All of your plumbing needs. Clogged drains sewer clean out etc. No job too big or too small. 30+ yrs. exp. 303-4250231 Ralphʼs Affordable Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Replace & Repair: water heaters, water lines, toilets, sinks & more. Licensed Contractor Quality Integrity Proficiency 720-275-4020 / 303-935-1753
Remodeling * GREENE'S REMODELING * Bathrm/kitchen remod, repair work, plumbing leaks, water damage. No job too sm. Window replacement. Serving Jeffco since 1970. Reff/Ins. (303)237-3231
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High schooler facing sexual assault charges Ralston Valley sophomore accused of five crimes by classmates Staff Report
Elicia Montoya’s poster was chosen as Best in Show from more than 2,000 submissions in the 23rd annual Be Kind to Animals Week poster contest, sponsored by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The sixth-grade Swanson Elementary School student’s poster was selected as the grand-prize winner because of its message, artistry and inclusion of a variety of different animals. Submitted by Jefferson County
Sixth-grader’s poster shows all animals matter
Arvada student wins Be Kind to Animals Week contest
By Sara Van Cleve
Students across Jefferson County recently put colored pencils and markers to use to show what animals mean to them, and the Sheriff’s Office chose which furry-friend art was best. Elicia Montoya, a sixth-grader at Swanson Elementary School, was named the grand-prize winner in the 23rd annual poster competition for nationally-recognized Be Kind to Animals Week, May 6-12. Montoya’s poster, which drew the ”Best in Show” award from among more than 2,000 submissions, features a montage of animals with the words ”We all count” written above it. Sharon Wright, animal control supervisor with the Jefferson County
Sheriff’s Office, said Montoya’s artistry and theme, including the message ”We all Count,” is what made her poster stand out from the others. “There is so much in the poster,” Wright said. “It is colorful, it has all the different animals; she did a great job representing all the different animals.” Nine judges from the Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control looked at the submissions from schools across Jefferson County and chose a first-, second- and third-place winner from each class that participated. The judges then selected “Best in Show” from all of the first-place winners. Montoya will receive a plaque during the Sheriff’s Office’s semiannual Exemplary Awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building. The posters are on display at animal shelters across the county, in-
cluding Foothills Animal Shelter, a supporter of Be Kind to Animals Week. Jennifer Strickland, director of community relations at Foothills, said Be Kind to Animals Week was started by the American Humane Association in 1915. “It’s a great opportunity for Foothills to remind the community about animals and their roles in people’s lives, and that their lives should be valued,” Strickland said. Wright said the Sheriff’s Office hosts the poster contest to educate children specifically that animal abuse is wrong and to try to dissuade such actions. “We feel connecting early on with kids is a good way to promote the idea that they should report animal abuse,” Wright said. “They’re finding a link between animal abuse and humans; if there is an animal being abused in the home, chances are there is domestic abuse.”
A sophomore at Ralston Valley High School will soon be on trial for unlawful sexual contact and other claims made by at least four of his classmates. The 16-year-old male is facing three counts of unlawful sexual contact, which includes a component of caused submission through force, one count of indecent exposure and one count of third-degree assault against one of his victims. His name is being withheld and would not be published by this newspaper because he is a minor. Details about the incidents were not available. Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, said four victims have come forward so far, but more are possible as investigators have spoken to 10-20 people since April. The incidents may have occurred as early as August 2011, Russell said, but the victims did not report them to police until recently. “It’s not unusual for women not to report it right away,” she said. ”They made an outcry, so they told someone, but they did not come to police right away.” Russell said the teen is currently out on $50,000 bond and is being supervised with a safety plan by the DA’s office. The plan includes a curfew and regulations for what he can and cannot do. Lynn Setzer, a spokesperson for Jeffco Public Schools, said the teen is still a student at Ralston Valley, but is completing his assignments at home. The teen turns 17 next month and will have his first day in court Wednesday, May 30, the day before Ralston Valley begins its summer vacation.
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