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Adams County and Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 67, Issue 41

Meetings preview US 36 work By Ashley Reimers

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Rita Kirchhofer receives some assistance from Do Your Brew owner Terry Murphy while calculating the alcohol-by-volume percentage of a stout that she brewed during a class at the shop July 24. Photos by Justin Sagarsee

Bringing matters to a head Brewmaster expands shop to include tasting room By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com Terry Murphy’s job is to get his customers hopping More specifically, he works to help others take ingredients and craft their own beer. Terry Murphy, owner of Do Your Brew in Westminster, has been home-brewing for 17 years. What started as a passion grew into a business in 2007. He was working as an engineer full time when he opened Do Your Brew. It wasn’t until he was laid off from his job that he jumped head first into his home-brewing business. “I put my entire life savings into this business, and it was at a time when the economy was dropping,” he said. “But I made it through, and I never gave up. Now I’m just trying to get my name out there as much as possible.” Aspiring brewmasters no longer have to create their beverages at home, they can do all the necessary brewing at Do Your Brew. The shop carries all the necessary equipment, ingredients and materials and offers classes on crafting beer and wine. Murphy also provides space for people to brew their beer or make wine on site. “When it comes to beer, if people have never done home-brewing before, I like POSTAL ADDRESS

Andrew Nissan fills bottles of pale ale that he made during classes at Do Your Brew in Westminster July 24. for them to take a class because there is so much to know when it comes to the ingredients and the process,” Murphy said. “The classes are hands-on, and at the end people go home with five gallons of their own brewed beer.” Andrew Nissan and Rita Kirchhofer are two of Murphy’s students. They said they tried home-brewing before, but the result was never what they hoped for. “It’s been great to learn about the brewing process really works,” Nissan said. “We’re excited to take home our own beer, and now we know it’s going to taste good.” After a few years in business, Mur-

phy has decided to expand Do Your Brew to include a tasting room. He’s rented the space next door, and construction has already begun on. The decision to open a tasting room came after people kept asking to taste a beer before they started brewing. “Even if I give people a taste of my beer, there is no guarantee that their beer will taste like mine. Plus, it’s not good business practice for me to give the beer away,” he said. “So it just made sense to expand the business to include a tasting room.” Murphy said the new space will be just like any other brewery, but people will also have the opportunity to brew the type of beer they taste. He said it’s as easy as tasting the beer, walking over to the brewing premises and brewing the beer for two hours. “I am going to sell the beer for $150 for 15 gallons,” he said. “That is cheaper than most kegs at breweries. The beer will even go through a chilling process, so people are taking home cold beer.” Murphy hopes to have the new brewery open by Christmas. He said he’s looking forward to sharing the brewing world with more people in the community, and also giving people a place to come and sample specially crafted beers. Do Your Brew is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 12-5 p.m. on Sundays, at 9050 W 88th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to www.doyourbrew.com.

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Westminster residents got a close-up look at plans for the first phase of the US 36 Express Lanes Project during a recent community meeting at Hidden Lake High School. The $312 million, multimodule project along US 36 between Federal Boulevard and 88th Avenue Street in Louisville/ Superior will build an express lane in each direction. The lanes will accommodate high-occupancy vehicles; bus rapid transit; and tolled, single-occupancy vehicles. During the project, several bridges will be replaced along US 36, including the Sheridan Boulevard bridge, 112th Avenue bridge and the Wadsworth Boulevard bridge. The project also includes the construction of a commuter bikeway; bus rapid transit improvements; and the installment of intelligent-transportation systems for incident management and to provide tolling, transit and traveler information. Phase one is set to be completed by December 2014. At the July 26 open house, residents were able to ask questions and get answers from Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials and the Ames/Granite Joint Venture team, the designer and builder of the first phase of the project. Construction began on July 23 with barrier installation. The majority of the work is taking place in the westbound lanes throughout the entire 10-mile stretch. This work is affecting traffic during evening hours, said Kristi Estes, with the CDOT public information team. Construction will continue into September with minor bridge demolition, temporary pavement installation, drainage installation, grading and roadwork, and wall installation. “The second stage of the project will begin in January 2013 and last until fall 2013, and traffic will then be re-aligned onto temporary pavement on the westbound side of US 36,” Estes said. “Major work will then begin on the eastbound side of US 36.” The final stage will include the shift of eastbound traffic onto new pavement, so major work can begin on the westbound side of US 36. Estes said walls and drainage will be finished as well as the roadway. Traffic will open on both sides of US 36 in December 2014. “Now that construction has begun, we really want to get as much information as we can out to the community. That’s why we are having these community meetings,” Estes said. “We chose the openhouse format so people can talk directly to us and ask questions. Plus, they can come and leave as they wish.” Another meeting is scheduled 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder. For more information on the US 36 Express Lanes project, go online to www.us36expresslanes.com.


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August 2, 2012

SO MUCH INSIDE THE WINDOW THIS WEEK

What is Global English? Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on Global English. Part 2 focuses on the benefits of Global English.

Follow-up: A variety of impacts follow movie theater shootings in Aurora. Pages 5-6

Life: Foothills features array of clay art. Page 12

Sports: Legacy graduate among competitors in soccer game Page 21

Two important events happened last week: 1) my 23-year-old nephew left for a year to teach English in Japan, and 2) the London 2012 Olympics kicked off. As my nephew sets out halfway around the world to teach English, and as English pervades the Olympics (not because the Games are in London, but because both French and English are the official languages of the International Olympic Committee), my thoughts turn to the increasing necessity for Global English. Global English actually has its roots for me in work I began in the mid-1990s, delivering plain-language training and writing, and advocating for plain-language government documents. Also called “plain English,” or “plain writing,” the plain-language initiative in this country — to make information understandable and accessible to all U.S. residents — is already decades old. (See my Alchemy column from Jan. 12, 2012.) Global English, additionally, seeks to bring clarity to a worldwide audience using English that eliminates ambiguity, eliminates uncommon terms and unusual grammatical construction (unusual grammatical construction in English, really?), and makes English sentence structure more explicit. For example, if we say that we will arrive at a designated place “around

six,” what does a nonnative English speaker hear? If the conversation is explicitly about time, the person may understand that “six” means 6 o’clock, and may even know whether we mean morning or evening. However, because the word “around” literally means “on all sides,” how does our non-native English speaker understand “around six”? Or, what does “hover over a menu item” mean in a software instruction manual? (If we’re not computer literate, this phrase may have as little meaning to us as it does to a non-native English speaker.) On the other hand, directions phrased as: “When you position your mouse pointer over a menu item” — while still assuming some degree of computer literacy — let us know specifically what to do, rather than us trying to intuit what or who needs to do the hovering and what hovering has to do with software at all. Business English, a subset of Global English, is English language related to international trade. Business English often focuses on vocabulary and topics used in business, trade, finance and international relations, and can also drive the language and skills

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

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Flatrock training center project gets over final hurdle Construction set to break ground in weeks By Darin Moriki

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The 2012 Westminster Faire on Saturday, Aug. 11, will feature a variety of free activities for children of all ages. Photos submitted

Faire set to bring smiles By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com For years, Westminster residents have come together at City Park to enjoy a day filled with entertainment, activities and good ol’ family fun during the Westminster Faire. This year marks the 22nd event and in keeping with tradition, the 2012 Westminster Faire will offer a long list of activities, plus a little extra. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. The event features two entertainment stages. Performances on the main stage include the city of Westminster Dance Company and Drama camp, HomeSlice and Deja Blu. The community stage will feature RockSong Church Worship Team, ABC Music Academy, Legacy High Varsity Poms team, Artistic Fusion Dance Academy, Cairo Moon and Friends Belly Dancing, a Zumba demonstration, dog show, Junior Concert Strings and CAKE Summer Strings, and the Fantastic Fiddlers. “This year we really want to highlight the dog show,” said Heather Hammarstrom, recreation specialist for the city. “It is open to everyone, it’s free and a lot of fun. We give out fun awards like best kisser and best pet-parent look-alike.” On the activity side, families will have no trouble finding something for their little ones. The Faire features jumping castles, carnival games, BINGO, the Home Depot builder’s workshop, and junior firefighter combat challenge.

ON YOU MARKS, GET SET, GO What: Holy Cow Trail Stampede 5-K/10-K When: 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 10-K start 8:15 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 5-K start Where: Christopher Fields Softball Complex, 5875 W. 104th Ave. Information: To register, visit www.westminsterfaire.com or stop by any Westminster recreation center

A few dogs cool off during the 2011 Westminster Faire. This year’s faire on Saturday, Aug. 11, will feature a free dog show. For the older kids, the Rolling Video Games mobile game trailer, which features widescreen televisions and custom stadium seating, will entertain up to four gamers at a time. “We also have a BMX competition coming to the Faire at the Skate Park at City Park. There will be ramps set up for BMX riders and DJ Joke providing music,” Hammarstrom said. “I think this portion of the Faire will appeal to the teenagers, which is great because we there to be something for everyone.” There will be more than 130 booths and vendors at the Faire, including Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital’s mobile mammography van offering mammography screenings, sponsored by the Northwest Metro Business and Professional Women. Other services available at the Faire will include low-cost dog and cat vaccinations and microchipping, and shredding services for unwanted documents. For the runners and walkers in the community, the Holy Cow Trail Stampede 5-k/10-k will get those hearts pumping. The family event begins at 8 a.m. with

IF YOU GO WHAT: Westminster Farie WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 WHERE: City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. INFORMATION: For more on the event visit www.westminsterfaire.com or call 303-658-2223

start of the 10-k, followed by the 5- at 8:15 a.m. at Christopher Fields Softball Complex, 5875 W. 104th Ave. Awards will be given to the top three runners in seven age divisions, as well as awards to the overall top male and female runners. Preregistration cost is $23, which includes a T-shirt ($18 without a shirt). Race day fees are $28, including the T-shirt ( $23 without). To register, go online to www.westminsterfaire.com or stop by any Westminster recreation center. “The Holy Cow Trail Stampede is a really easy, flat trail,” said Melissa Collison, of the city recreation department. “You don’t have to be in the best shape to come out and participate. It’s a lot of fun for the whole family.”

The Adams County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional-use permit that would allow the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to continue operating its Riverdale Road shooting range until a new training facility is constructed. “I certainly have been supportive of this regional facility that we will have down the road, but we have to do something in the meantime until that’s built,” Commissioner Alice Nichol said. “Economic conditions at the county have not allowed us to be where we would like to be today.” Testimony from community members concerned about stray bullets entering their property and loud gunshot noises during the early morning and late evening hours prompted the commissioners to reduce the Riverdale facility’s hours of operation. “I’m in support of our officers being trained, but it’s really bad when they’re shooting those high-caliber weapons,” Adams County resident Jeff Arnold said. “I’m a gun enthusiast and I like to shoot, but I don’t like to hear it until 10 p.m.” Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr said reported incidents of stray bullets entering neighboring properties were investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. In most cases, he said, the stray rounds found did not match any of those used by law-enforcement agencies at the shooting range. Under the approved permit, the yearround hours of operations for the facility will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. “No one wants to leave more than we do, but we also have a responsibility to train and provide other contrcted lawenforcement agencies with a facility,” Darr said. “We have to fulfill our obligations and keep our word.” The approval of the conditional-use permist was one of the last steps the Sheriff’s Office needed to complete before ground can be broken for the new facility in about two weeks. “It’s very frustrating that it has taken this long to build this facility,” Commissioner W.R. “Skip” Fischer said. “We’re trying to get out of there as quick as we can and build a facility that all law-enforcement agencies in the area can be using and supporting. If we had it our way, we would have been out of there two years ago.” Kansas City-based DCM Construction was given approval in January by the Board of County Commissioners to begin the preliminary work on Phase I of the Flatrock Regional Training Center. To date, DCM Construction project manager Steve Duncanson said, nearly $7.8 million in contracts for Phase I of the project have been awarded. Duncanson said this phase will include the construction of an administration building, six-acre, asphalt skid pad, high-speed driving course and parts of the facility’s parking lot.


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Volunteers with heart

Westminster residents get involved in Colorado Cares Day By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com Have-A-Heart Project was started by one woman hoping to make a positive difference in the lives of children in the Adams County District 50. Supported through the years by Westminster residents, the nonprofit continues to be a resource for families in the district. Jo Smith organized the project in December 1996 after learning about a homeless family living in a car. As a former District 50 school board member, she said, she knew the needs of students who came to school without coats and with empty bellies. She wanted to make a difference, so with the help of Westminster Presbyterian Church and District 50, the Have-A-Heart Project was born. “The mission of Have-A-Heart continues to provide food, clothing, school supplies and personal-hygiene items to the children of District 50 so they may achieve their academic potential,” she said/ Have-A-Heart was recently the recipient of donations from the July 28 Colorado Cares Day, when Coloradans come together through service projects that strengthen communities. The Westminster City Council was on hand for its annual community-service project, partnering with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to sort and gather food and clothing donated to the Have-A-Heart Project. Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally said the Colorado Cares event was the perfect opportunity for council to step in and lend a helping hand. “We are out here gathering all of these great donations. We’ve gone through at least 70 boxes, and more people are stopping by,” she said. “Have-A-Heart is a great organization, and we are happy to help.” Larry Hickman, president of the Westminster stake for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, said it was good to partner with other agencies to help the community.

From left, Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally and City Councilwoman Mary Lindsey help sort food at the Have-A-Heart Project during Colorado Cares Day July 28. The Westminster nonprofit organization provides free food, clothing and other items to qualified families in Adams County District 50.

“It’s been a nice experience working with other people,” he said. “There is a lot of need in the state, and Colorado Cares Day is a great way to help the community.” Debbie Smith, president of the Have-A-Heart Project and daughter of Jo Smith, said it takes hundreds of volunteers to keep the organization running. From people who are court-ordered to donate time, to community-service projects, to Eagle Scout projects, Smith said, all of the volunteers make a huge difference, and every penny the organization receives goes straight to the students of District 50. “The Presbyterian Church has also been instrumental from the very first day in supporting us financially and with volunteers,” Smith said. “The church ladies hang clothes two to five times a week and sort out the old clothes that we give to other charities. The clothes sorting is a thankless, nasty job.” To qualify to receive items from Heave-A-Heart, one must be a resident of District 50, have a child

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enrolled in the school district and have a completed federal-income form. Debbie said all the schools in the district know the program’s requirements and can assist families in completing the form. Free services and resources include food, clothing, personal-hygiene products, house-cleaning products, school supplies and English-speaking classes. The resource center is open to qualified families from 8-10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Donations can be dropped off 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays at the center, 3455 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. “The best part of being involved in Have-A-Heart is the kids,” Smith said. “Their faces are priceless when they realize they can have two toys, or as many books as they want. Or even just a new pair of shoes.” For more information on Have-A-Heart go online http://haveaheart4kids.com or contact Smith at 303-427-6700.

Mayor earns third-tier leadership award By Ashley Reimers

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Suspect charged with murder in Aurora theater shootings Holmes faces 142 criminal counts in Aurora rampage By Deborah Grigsby

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James Eagan Holmes, the man believed to be behind the July 20 Aurora theater shooting, appeared in a packed Arapahoe County courtroom where he was formally charged with first-degree murder. With his once-wild orange hair now combed, Holmes was led into the courtroom July 30 by two armed deputies as victims and family members of victims watched, many from behind dark glasses. Members of the media and onlookers craned their necks to garner a glimpse of the shackled suspect as he was seated beside his defense team. Six armed deputies remained inside the courtroom during the proceedings. More alert than in his previous court appearance, Holmes still struggled to focus his attention and even yawned on one occasion, but was able to exschange a few words with his attorney, acknowledging his understanding of a -future hearing date. The charges, read by District Court sJudge William B. Sylvester, include 24

counts of first-degree murder — two counts for each victim who died, 116 counts of criminal intent to comment murder and one count of illegal pos- Holmes session of explosives. Holmes was also charged with one count of a crime of violence, described by the court as a sentence enhancer that increases the sentencing range for the crime. Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers has yet to determine whether to seek the death penalty in the case. A preliminary hearing is set for the week of Nov. 12. Two issues argued by attorneys that may affect the trial include a request by the media to unseal the case file, as well as the determination of whether or not a notebook allegedly sent by Holmes to a University of Colorado psychiatrist will be treated as privileged information. Attorneys plan to sort out issues regarding the media request at a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. No cameras, recorders or cell phones were allowed in the courtroom. The only courtroom images available from the hearing were produced by a

MaryEllen Hansen is swamped by media outside the Arapahoe County Courthouse in Centennial July 30. Hansen is the aunt of Ashley Moser, who was wounded in the July 20 shooting incident at Century 16 theaters in Aurora. Moser’s 6-year-old daughter was killed during the shooting rampage, and Moser subsequently suffered a miscarriage. Hansen, who was in the courtroom during the arraignment of James Eagan Holmes, who is charged with the shootings, told reporters she felt he had a “persona of evil.” Photo by Deborah Grigsby

sketch artist. Holmes, a 24-year-old former graduate student, is being held in connection with the bloody movie theater rampage that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. Authorities believe Holmes stock-

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Hickenlooper, Community First Foundation create victim-relief fund By Sara Van Cleve

svancleve@ourcoloradonews.com The healing process has begun for many of the victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting, and Gov. John Hickenlooper has partnered with an Arvada foundation to support the local nonprofits helping the victims and their families. Community First Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting other community organizations in the area through donor support since 1975, created the Aurora Victim Relief Fund to help the victims, survivors, their families and the community at large following a shooting that killed 12 and injured 58 during the June 20 midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” at Century 16 theaters in Aurora. The online charitable arm of Community First, www.givingfirst.org, is overseeing the relief-fund efforts and is accepting donations from both corporate sponsors and private donors, said Dana Rinderknecht,

manager of online giving for Community First. “We were highlighting 11 nonprofits doing the front-line work, and the governor put together some funds. People were calling the governor wanting to help out, so he came to us and asked us to partner to create Aurora Victim Relief Fund,” Rinderknecht said. While other organizations are also collecting donations, Rinderknecht said www.givingfirst.org is the official website to which Hickenlooper is directing people who are interested in helping the victims. As of July 24, Community First had collected more than $2 million to aid the victims coming from individual donors and corporate sponsors, including an undisclosed “substantial” donation from Warner Brothers, the studio that is distributing “The Dark Knight Rises.” “We are very grateful and encouraged by the support so far for the victims in Aurora,” Hickenlooper said in a statement July 24, when the fund had already reached $2

million. “The needs will be great, and we look forward to seeing the fund grow exponentially. This money will help those impacted by this tragedy begin to recover and rebuild their lives.” Hickenlooper’s office secured the first $200,000 as a match donation and is continuing to raise funds, said Karla Maraccini, deputy director of community partnerships for the governor’s office. “We are encouraged by the incredible response of individuals, corporations and foundations that have come together to show support and assist in ensuring that needs of the victims and families are met,” Maraccini said. The money collected by Community First will not go directly to the victims, but instead go to different nonprofits that will assist the victims in any way they can, Rinderknecht said. Contributors have the ability to donate to the general Aurora Victim Relief Fund, the proceeds of which will be divided among different organizations, or to a specific nonprofit that is providing

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Conceal-and-carry permits spike Shooting causing many to arm up The horrific shootings in Aurora have caused many in the country to fear for their safety in places where they normally not think twice about it. One of the avenues that many are using to feel safer is purchasing a gun and obtaining a conceal-and-carry permit. “We’ve seen a huge jump, a 35 percent increase,” Mark Techmeyer, public information officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said about permit applications. “Normally on a given day, we have between 10 to 15 applications. We’re now averaging about 39 a day.” According to Techmeyer, the department received 43 applications on July 20, followed by 40 applications on Monday, June 23; 36 applications on the 24th; 27 applications on the 25th and at least 30 on July 26. The figures include applications for renewal of permits. In Adams County there were 118 permit applications in June, again including renewals, and in July there were 139. “Conceal-and-carry permit applications are really steady year-round,” Techmeyer said. “But after incidents like this, you usually see a spike.” Reviewing applications and issuing conceal-and-carry permits is a regular service of the sheriff’s office in Jeffer-

son and Adams counties. In 2011 Adams County had 1,155 people apply for permits and 1,038 were issued; while in Jefferson County, 2,672 applications were filed and 2,283 were sold. “It’s a steady thing for us,” said Terrance O’Neill, public information officer for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. “We get applications and sell permits every day.” These days those who wish to get a permit can find most of the information on how it is done online, and both Adams and Jefferson county sheriff’s websites have the full details on the documentation required to get permits. In both counties, an application must be filled out, then signed in person at the sheriff’s office. The application includes questions about past criminal history, and alcohol and drug use. Applicants also must present proof of residency, pay a fee, submit fingerprints for a background check and have a proof-of-training certificate. Both counties make note of the fact that online handgun-training courses are not acceptable, nor are hunters’ safety courses. To be valid, the applicant must have received training in person by a qualified trainer. The Jefferson County website states the class must be “a law enforcement

training firearms safety course; a firearms safety course offered by a law enforcement agency, an institution of higher education, or a public or private institution or organization or firearms training school, that is open to the general public and is taught by a certified instructor; or a firearms safety course or class that is offered and taught by a certified instructor. “ The process to review applications in either county takes about 90 days, and Techmeyer said it is extremely thorough. Colorado General Assembly report: concealed-handgun applications vs those Once a year all the county issued by Colorado sheriffs in 2011 in counties surrounding Denver. sheriff departments must report to the general assembly how many permit applications by a court if that use is justified,” he said, they received, how many they approved, although permit holders are not required and the reasons for denying those that to notify anyone when they fire. were not approved. Nor does a conceal-and-carry perTechmeyer said it is important to note mit give its owner the right to carry the that having a conceal-and-carry permit firearm anywhere. Techmeyer said that doesn’t give blanket permission to fire anyone who owns a private business has anywhere. the right to determine what can be used “If you are in a situation when you had there, and a permit doesn’t mean holders to use your gun, it has to be determined can ignore the owner’s wishes.

FBI agent discusses agency’s involvement in Aurora theater shooting investigation Head of FBI’s Denver region answers questions from Golden Rotary By Glenn Wallace

gwallace@ourcoloradonews.com There wasn’t much FBI agent Jim Yacone could say last week about the ongoing investigation of the mass shootings in Aurora. But what the head agent of the Colorado/Wyoming area did say helps to demonstrate the FBI’s current priorities and roles in a post-9/11 world. Yacone spoke to the Golden Rotary Tuesday morning, and answered questions about what the FBI does, which inevitably touched on some elements of the July 20 theater shooting that left 12 dead. “When a case like that is breaking bad, you don’t know what you have at first,” Yacone said. His office became involved early on in the investigation. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Yacone, said his agency created a new priority list, placing “Protect the United States from terrorist attack” at the top. He said the agency embraced its role as an intelligence agency more, while moving some of its more traditional law-enforcement activities down the list. For instance, assisting law enforcement with significant violent crime — such as the Aurora shooting — now ranks eighth on the list of 10 activities. Yacone, a U.S. Army veteran whose awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart, described the new approach as being

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“more proactive and predictive.” While early investigation of Aurora shooting suspect James E. Holmes indicates that he operated alone, and that it wasn’t an act of terrorism, Yacone said, his office still had discretion to support local investigators with the breadth of FBI resources. He said as a case of capital murder, the FBI would have the authority to federally prosecute Holmes, but would only do so if it somehow became necessary to move the case out of Colorado.When asked how the FBI can help local law enforcement, Yacone gave an example from last year when an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Denver. He said he immediately assigned 100 agents to help canvass the girl’s neighborhood for information. When a suspect was identified, Yacone said, the FBI used its national connections to help capture the suspect in New Jersey. One Rotary member asked if federal agencies do any sort of monitoring of people who but the quantity of ammunition and guns that Holmes did, prior to the theater shooting. “Right now in the state of Colorado, somebody going out and buying four (legal) guns and a lot of ammunition … it’s not illegal,” Yacone said. He added that federal agencies do record such purchases though, and conduct background checks on anyone buying firearms. He said that further monitoring of people making legal weapon purchases would likely require a change in federal law. “It becomes a delicate balance between prevention and with civil liberties.”

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Gun-buy background checks climb Staff Report The Colorado Bureau of Investigation saw a spike in background checks for gun purchases starting July 20, the day of the Aurora theater shootings. The increase was up notably from the same weekdays earlier in the month, but the increase was even sharper compared with figures from a year earlier. On July 20, a Friday, the CBI’s InstaCheck Unit conducted 1,216 background checks. That number is 25 percent high-

er than the average for previous Fridays in the month, and a 71 percent increase over Fridays in July 2011. Numbers went a little higher on July 21, when the CBI conducted 1,243 background checks. That day’s total was a 23 percent increase over previous Saturdays in the month, and 76 percent higher than Saturdays in July 2011. By July 22, the numbers fell to 428 background checks. The number was up 27 percent from previous Sundays in the month, and was a 93 percent increase over Sundays in July 2011.

Rhea free on appeal bond Third stay-of-execution motion denied By Darin Moriki

dmoriki@ourcoloradonews.com Jerry Rhea, the former owner of Quality Paving and Quality Resurfacing, will be free on an appeal bond while his case is being considered by the Colorado Supreme Court. During a July 25 hearing, Judge Steven Eugene Shinn denied a motion by Rhea’s defense team to allow Rhea to remain free while he received treatment for two torn rotator cuff injuries. However, Rhea does not have to report to jail while the state Supreme Court considers the appeal of his conviction on criminal counts associated with the county public works scandal. Shinn issued a $100,000 appeal bond for Rhea that had to be posted by 3 p.m. July 25. Krista Flannigan, the Adams County District Attorney’s Office public information director, confirmed Rhea paid the bond on time. Before issuing the appeal bond, Shinn had granted Rhea three court

continuances to determine whether or not Rhea’s shoulder injury also caused him mental distress, a sufficient requirement for a stay of execution of his sentence. Rhea was sentenced May 7 to nine years in prison after a jury found him guilty of 23 criminal counts, including theft, conspiracy to commit theft and attempting to influence a public servant in connection with the scandal. The convictions of five employees of the county, Quality Paving and Quality Resurfacing stem from incidents in which employees of the county and Quality Paving were involved in overbilling, billing for work never done and letting a private company use county equipment. The District Attorney’s Office alleges that taxpayers were billed for $1.8 million for work that was never done. Two more people, including former Public Works Director Lee Asay, were charged in connection with the scandal. Former paving company employee Louie Schimpf was acquitted in October. Asay also appeared in court on July 25. His defense attorney asked to reschedule his Sept. 13 trial and for a change the venue of the trial. Both were denied.


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State on a mission to remove ineligible voters By Darin Moriki

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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is proceeding with plans to expunge ineligible voters from voter rolls by seeking to cross-check a list of nearly 5,000 names using a federal government database reserved for federal and state public-assistance agencies. The database, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, is used to “aid benefit-granting agencies in determining an applicant’s immigration status, ensuring that only entitled applicants receive federal, state or local public benefits and licenses,” according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. The move comes after Gessler’s office assembled a list of nearly 5,000 registered voters who showed a noncitizen document, such as an alien-registration card, when they applied for a driver’s license. Rich Coolidge, a spokesman from Gessler’s office, said the Secretary of State’s Office is still actively working on an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to access the database. “As Colorado’s chief election official, protecting our elections is my top priority,” Gessler said in a prepared statement July 16. “I’m pleased that tDHS has agreed to work with states to verify the ncitizenship of people on dthe voter rolls and help reduce our vulnerabiltity. Coloradans deserve to know we have these most basic protections for election integrity.” o While some have praised Gessler’s efforts as an effective way to weed out ineligible voters, others question whether the move may disenfranchise some eligible voters, especially those who recently gained citizenship. Colorado Ethics Watch Director Luis Toro said it is still too early to determine how this move will play out, since county clerk and recorders — not

YOUR COLORADO NEWS Colorado Community Media conncects readers to 18 local communities: Arvada, Castle Rock, Centennial, Elbert County, Englewood, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Northglenn, Parker, Pikes Peak, Thornton, Tri-Lakes, Westminster and Wheat Ridge. To find out more about our communities visit www.ourColoradonews.com the online home of Colorado Com-

the Secretary of State’s office — are responsible for removing people from voter rolls. However, he questioned whether Gessler’s process is the best way of identifying ineligible voters. “The problem is that as people become citizens, the database doesn’t necessarily catch that, and so I think we just want assurances from the Department of Homeland Security and the Colorado authority that there will be safeguards in place not to remove eligible voters from rolls,” Toro said. Adams County Clerk and Recorder Karen Long said she has not received any instructions from the Secretary of State’s Office and declined to comment on the issue. Patty McCoy, the Adams County Republicans chair, said she fully supports Gessler’s decision and believes that Gessler’s office has already considered this issue. “I don’t understand what anybody has against this,” she said. “I don’t understand why anyone would not want to have the voter rolls to be the people who are supposed to vote. Voting is a really important thing — we shouldn’t fool around with it.”

WESTMINSTER NEWS IN A HURRY Youth Advisory Panel accepting applications The Youth Advisory Panel is looking for high school students who live in Westminster and want to get involved with their community. The panel advises City Council and city staff about matters that concern youth and teens in the city. In addition panel members participate in monthly community-service projects such as food and clothing drives, running city events and many other projects. Applicants are interviewed by the mayor and City Council. For information, contact Cindy McDonald at 303-658-2219 or cmcdonald@ cityofwestminster.us.

Bridge gets repainted at 92nd Avenue/U.S. 36 Quality Linings and Painting Inc. is repainting the bridge on 92nd Avenue over U.S. 36. The work requires nighttime lane closures on 92nd Avenue and U.S. 36 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Alternate routes are advised as traffic delays are expected. This project is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 14. For more information about this project, contact the Street Operations Division at 303-658-2501.

Keynote speaker for Business Appreciation Event announced The keynote speaker for this year’s Business Appreciation Event will be Colorado information-technology entrepreneur Charles Corfield, the cofounder of Frame Technology, which was acquired a number of years ago by Adobe. Corfield became acquainted with Westminster through his work with the Gov-

ernors IT Economic Development Advisory Council, which played a role in the decision by California’s Silicon Valley Trimble Navigation to locate its Rocky Mountain campus in Westminster. In addition to being high on the U.S. 36 corridor cities as hotbeds of innovation, Corfield is an ultra-marathoner who was part of a team that re-measured Mount Everest using GPS navigation equipment developed by Trimble. All licensed Westminster businesses will receive an invitation to the 2012 Business Appreciation Event, scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Westin Westminster.

Westminster company to add 322 employees Westminster’s Datalogix plans to hire 322 new employees over the next five years at an average salary of $126,000 per year. The company currently employs 160 people, mostly software developers, at its headquarters in Westmoor Technology Park. The company also has offices in San Francisco and New York. Datalogix’s expansion plans were revealed July 18 at a meeting of the Colorado Economic Development Commission, where the company received approval for state-wage tax reductions for new employees, estimated at $4.1 million, in exchange for locating its new jobs in Colorado. Datalogix is a market research and analysis firm. The company maintains the world’s largest consumer-spending database and uses its digital know-how to help clients precisely target and measure the impacts of their marketing strategies. Datalogix has a high-profile client list that includes Facebook, Macy’s, Kroger, Colgate-Palmolive and General Motors.

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Housing need rises amid budget concerns Adams County sees 25 percent increase over last year By Darin Moriki

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The Relay for Life in Westminster and Arvada is a time when people can come together to celebrate their loves ones, reflect on lost loved ones, and raise money and awareness for cancer research. This year’s event is the collaboration between the cities of Westminster and Arvada, and will once again be a group effort to help find a cure to cancer. The Westminster/Arvada Relay for Life will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4 at City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd., in Westminster. For months, teams and individuals have been working to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and that work will pay off during the relay. American Cancer Society Relationship Manager Jamie Mager said the Relay for Life is a great time for the community to raise money for cancer research. “We don’t have a resource center in the north metro area, so we are trying to get as many people as we can involved in the relay,” she said. “The more people involved, the easier it will be to bring a resource center to the area.” The evening kicks off with a lap designated for cancer survivors, followed by a night filled with games and activities. Something new this

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made up until 3 p.m. the day of the relay. To register, contact Childs at 720-524-5450. A highlight of the relay will be the luminary ceremony. This is a time for people to reflect on those who have lost their battle to cancer, Mager said. At about 9:15 p.m., the track will be lined with small bags, each containing a candle to representing someone who has died from cancer. When the candles are lit and people walk past each bag, they are reminded what the relay is all about Mager said. “Life gets crazy, but the luminary ceremony is a time to take a break and remember why we have this event and how cancer has affected so many lives,” she said. “If someone can only make a portion of the relay, this ceremony is worth attending. It’s definitely the most emotional part of the evening.” Luminaries are $10 apiece and can be purchased during the hours leading up to the ceremony. The goal for Relay for Life is to raise $32,000, and teams and individuals are still welcome to sign up. The cost to participate is $10 per person, and individuals are asked to raise at least $100. Cancer survivors participate at no cost. For more information or to register for the relay, go online to www. westminsterarvadarelay.com.

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The sky is the limit for the thousands of people who participate in the state’s lottery drawings. For the more-than 15,000 Adams County residents who flooded the Adams County Housing Authority’s Commerce City office to obtain lottery tickets, winning has nothing to do with fame or fortune. Don May, the Adams County Housing Authority’s executive director, said between 15,000 and 18,000 people passed through the building’s doors July 26 and 27 to vie for an opportunity to obtain housing assistance. The assistance provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher Program helps low income residents of Adams County obtain safe, affordable housing. May said this assistance often provides a stable foundation for eligible families, allowing them to achieve and maintain economic self sufficiency. The problem, he said, is that only about 150 to 200 available housing slots may open up for new, eligible families this year. “This is concerning on many different fronts,” May said. “There’s always going to be a population that really needs some assistance and a hand up, but I think we’re seeing a growing number.” What’s more, he said, the current state of the economy is driving a growing number of unemployed or recently laid-off employees to seek public assistance. “Sometimes, I think the impression is really incorrect of who is really needing this assistance,” May said. “The majority of the people that we have in this program,with the exception of senior citizens, are all working families. It’s just really unfortunate that they cannot afford other housing options out there with the income that they’re making.” The Housing Authority currently owns, operates or subsidizes about 2,400 housing developments that serve nearly 1,460 households. Of the 4,767 lottery cards submitted in 2011, May said, only 184 households received vouchers after rigorous screening and meeting qualifications. May said the Adams County Housing Authority is in the process of reorganizing its finances after the federal government limited the administrative fees the organization can collect. He said the housing authority is only collecting about 79 to 80 percent of what it cost to operate the program, forcing the organization to look for other financing options. “While the need is growing across the country, the program is not being funded to what it costs,” May said, noting that four staff members were cut last year. “We just can’t afford to operate … and we’re trying to be creative to keep the program running.”

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Traveling library receives donation The Jefferson County Library Foundation received a $5,000 donation from the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation last week. The money will be used to support the Traveling Children’s Library, an early literacy program offered by Jefferson County Public Library. “The Traveling Children’s Library provides bilingual storytime programs to hundreds of at-risk preschool children throughout Jefferson County,” said Natalie Martinez, the foundation’s executive director. “We’ve admired Jefferson County Public Library for years, and we’re impressed by the reach of the Traveling Children’s Library,” said Jerry Kline, principal of the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation. “Helping children learn to read provides important benefits throughout a community, and we’re pleased to be a part of it.” For more information on the Traveling Children’s Library, go online to jeffcolibraryfoundation.org/your-giftswork.


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August 2, 2012

Survey results affirm high quality of life in city By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com Overall, life is good in Westminster. That’s what city residents said in the 2012 citizen survey that was mailed to 3,000 randomly selected people in April. The survey included a variety of questions regarding the city. The quality of life in Westminster received high ratings from nine out of ten respondents. This year’s survey had a 30 percent response rate. Surveys were sent to randomly selected residents in three school districts — Adams 12, District 50 and Jefferson County — as well as in the six fire districts. Although many subjects were touched on in the survey, the most surprising response involved commuter rail. According to the survey, nearly 90 percent of respondents support commuter rail coming to West-

minster. City management analyst Ben Goldstein said it is rare to see so many people agree on the same thing, but it’s clear residents want commuter rail in their city. “People have different opinions, so to see that high of a number was probably the biggest surprise in the survey,” Goldstein said. “From this survey we know that people want to see the FasTracks project continue through Westminster. We will be sharing this data with CDOT.” He said the commuter-rail results also reaffirm City Council’s work to bring a commuter-rail system to Westminster and to meet the appropriate needs for their constituents. He said the survey also shows city staff and council that residents prefer commuter rail over bus rapid transit. “Some cities, like Boulder, would rather see bus rapid transit, but what

we can gather from the survey, the respondents don’t feel that way,” he said. “They feel strongly about commuter rail.” When thinking about their city, most respondents had positive feelings, with most choosing the phrase “beautiful parks/open spaces” to describe it. Other phrases chosen to describe Westminster were “environmentally sensitive” and “financially sound.” Four out of five respondents believe the city’s attractiveness is “very good” or “good.” Parks, Recreation and Libraries Director Don Tripp was pleased by the survey results. He said people in the city place a high priority on the services provided by his staff, and they expect and believe the city should be at a high level in those areas. Moving forward, Tripp said, the staff will continue to provide a high level of

service and keep a high ranking without being compliant. “We have our priorities, and we will make sure to meet the needs of the community,” he said. “This is an awardwinning agency, which is a reflection on how important programs and the facilities are to the community. People’s expectations are high, and we have a huge obligation to continue to deliver service at a high level.” This is the 11th biannual survey conducted by the city. Goldstein said the primary goal of the survey was to gain a snapshot of how the city is doing. Over the past 20 years, the results have gone up and down in different areas, but the survey continues to be an important tool for city staff to analyze their services, he said. To view the entire survey, visit the city website at www.ci.westminster. co.us.

WESTMINSTER POLICE BRIEFS Theft of vehicle parts: An officer was dispatched July 15 to 3720 68th Ave. in reference to a theft that occurred. A 73-yearold woman discovered some parts lying on the ground underneath her Jeep. When her vehicle would not start, she realized something was wrong and called the police. The officer found that someone had stolen her vehicle’s catalytic converter, valued at $114. There is no suspect information. Theft: A 55-year-old Westminster woman was arrested July 15 after she tried to steal $24.90 in merchandise from Walmart at 9499 Sheridan Blvd. She was issued a summons and released. Theft, criminal attempt to commit other misdemeanors: An officer was dispatched July 16 to Legacy Ridge Golf Course in reference to an attempted theft that just occurred. A man entered the shop, grabbing the first box of shoes he came to,

to show that he walked in with them. He then placed the shoes on the counter and said he wanted to return them. He was refused a return because he had no proof of purchase. One of the employees at the shop saw the man get out of a red car and come into the golf shop with nothing in his hands. After a short argument with the employee and a phone call, the suspect left. The employee called Hyland Hills and Heritage golf courses to inform them of what happened, and discovered that the suspect had just tried the same thing at Hyland Hills. The suspect was described as a “scruffy” Hispanic man with a tattoo that covered most of his inside right forearm. The tattoo was of a dark blue or black cross that was outlined by another cross. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched July 17 to 8135 La Place Court in reference to a burglary. A woman

said that someone stole her purse from the front family room of her home. She said the front door was propped open for ventilation and that someone must have come in and grabbed the purse. It contained multiple personal items, $80 in cash, a cell phone and personal documents, including her credit cards, a checkbook and driver’s license. She made a phone call to cancel her credit card and learned that whoever stole it had already used it to make purchases at Valero Gas, Route 21, Ross and Walmart. She called her bank as well to close her account. There is no suspect information. Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched July 19 to 8601 Zuni Street in reference to a burglary. A man said he returned home to find his front door unlocked, and his living room and master bedroom both ransacked. He

then discovered that a bottle containing 90 oxycodone pills was taken from the bedroom. There is no suspect information. Neglect of animals, cruelty to animals: A 35-year-old Arvada woman was arrested July 19 after an officer was dispatched to Sweet Tomatoes at 8971 Yates St. in reference to a dog left in a car in 99-degree heat. The officer noted that the dog did not have enough leash length to allow it to lie down inside the car, and did not have water. The dog’s owner was contacted and issued a summons. She was later released.

Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

OBITUARIES Caland Melanie S. Carland, of Westminster, died Monday, July 23, 2012. She was 59. She was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Highland Park, Mich. She is survived by siblings Melinda, David, Jimmy, Janie, Billy and Jeff; numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 W. 80th Ave., Arvada.

Dorsey Loyal L. Dorsey, of Westminster, died Sunday, July 22, 2012. He was 85. He was born July 14, 1927, in Benedict, Neb., to Harry and Pearl Schemhorn Dorsey. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Dorsey; children Terry (Theresa) Dorsey, William (Mikaelle), Karen (Gaylon) Overton and Peggy (Bill) Nieman; grandchildren Kimberly Sena, Kari Novak, Ryan Dorsey, Jon Dorsey, Dan Nieman, Christabell Seier, Nathan Dorsey, Nichole Dorsey, Tyler Willis and Tryston Laniel; great-grandchildren, Aubrie Sena, Adrianna Sena, Hayden Novak, Annie Dorsey, Noah Dorsey, Devon Nieman, Heidi Nieman, Bayliegh Seier, Emilia Seier, Grace Seier, Grant Seier and Anthony Dorsey. He was preceded in death by siblings William Dorsey, Jessie Friesen, Pauline Opfer, Maudie Thorn, Grant Dorsey, Harry Dorsey, Darrell Dorsey, Clara Dahlgren and Raymond Dorsey. A memorial service was July 27 at Advent Lutheran Church in Westminster, with private burial with military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 7979 Meade Street, Westminster, CO 80030 or charity of choice.

Wethington Rosemary Wethington, of unincorporated Adams County, died Monday, July 16, 2012. She was 81. She was born July 27, 1930, in Corson County, S.D. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph

Wethingto; her parents, Harry and Elsie (Melicher) Dempsey; and sister “Maxdine” Sister M. Anthony. She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Hae Soon), Dan (Theresa), Eric (Beth) and Mark (Kristen); her daughters, Diane (Frank) Meyer and Maureen (Robert) Fowler; and 11 grandchildren, Nicole (Lamar) Hall, Matthew Meyer, Reid Fowler, Makenna Fowler, Michele Wethington, Patrick Wethington, Nicholas Wethington, Nathan Wethington, Andrew Wethington, Ryan Wethington and Alex Vigil. Rosemary is also survived by her brother William Dempsey; three sisters, Irene (Horton) Steinmeyer, Joan Dempsey and Patricia (Wayne) Larson; cousin, Dee Melicher; two sisters-in-law, Rita Husted and Wilma Wethington; and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral mass was July 23 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westminster, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. John or the church.

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Games start Aug 26 and run through the end of October. We will have Machine Pitch for players 5-8, Kid Pitch for players 8-14 and a High School League for players in high school. You can register individually or as a team. Go to the NJJBA website for more information or to register, www.njjba.org. Registration is OPEN Now and the deadline to register is August 18. 2013 Spring Baseball Registration is also OPEN! 8 Competitive and 9 year old Tryouts are Sunday, August 19th. 10-14 year old Tryouts are Sunday, September 9th. You can register online @ www.njjba.org.

All players, even if you are not participating in the tryout process must be registered by August 15th to guarantee team placement. ALL 8C-14 year old teams are formed in the fall so players and coaches may use our Indoor Practice Facility through the winter months.

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August 2, 2012

OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS

OUR VIEW

Ending newspaper theft law a bad idea Eight years ago, the state Legislature made stealing free-distribution newspapers a crime. The law specifically targeted theft aimed at preventing others from reading the publication. Theft of that nature has another name: censorship. The business model may be different, but the intent of free newspapers is the same as that of their paid counterparts, and that is to disseminate information. It makes sense to make depriving potential readers of news articles and advertisements a crime. Yet last month, the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice recommended repeal of the law. The commission doubts the value of free-distribution papers and the need for a specific law addressing the matter. The commission’s recommendation would need to be taken up by the Legislature during the next session, which begins in January, in order to repeal the law. Former state Rep. Carl Miller, D-Leadville, was instrumental in getting the bill passed that made newspaper theft illegal. Miller was moved to work for the legislation following an incident in which free-distribution newspapers were stolen in his district. The perpetrators, he says, were upset by something written in the paper and wanted to stem its distribution. “The people who depended on that paper for news and information were victims as the thieves effectively violated their First Amendment rights to benefit from a free press when they censored that newspaper by stealing all the copies,” Miller wrote in a recent column. House Bill 1057, passed in 2004, made theft of “complimentary” newspapers a misdemeanor, punishable by an increasing fine scale, based on the number of papers stolen, up to $5,000 for 500 or more papers. While the crime has reportedly been prosecuted only five times, the law establishes important legal protections for publishers, advertisers and readers. Colorado Press Association officials are adamant that the law should be kept in place. “While incidents of newspapers theft in Colorado and across the country are relatively rare, there is never a time that it is appropriate for anyone to deprive the public to access to information by theft of newspapers,” CPA officials wrote last month in a letter to the commission. Colorado Community Media distributes tens of thousands of free newspapers. We hold those papers to the same standards as our paid publications and have the same expectation for them: they will wind up in the hands of people looking for the information we offer. If a bill seeking to repeal the anti-theft law is introduced in the next session, we urge legislators to quickly strike down the measure. In fact, if any change is to be made, we would like to see an expanded law covering all theft of free-distribution papers, regardless of intent. Someone who steals newspapers out of a rack or a neighbor’s yard in a coupon-hoarding frenzy may not be thinking about depriving someone else of seeing the papers, but, nonetheless, that’s what they are doing. Theft of this nature limits access to cost-saving opportunities through newspapers’ inserts. Like those seeking to censor, people who do this should face legal ramifications. Theft of any newspaper should not come with a free pass.

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Each year around this time we receive a brochure loaded with information about your county, namely Adams. I’m assuming Jefferson County does one also, but we don’t receive it because we’re Adams County residents. Through all the political scandals and wrongdoing by some county officials in the past year, Adams County still has many good things and people to admire.

For Openers The cover of this year’s publication is a field of yellow sunflowers. It makes me smile to see all the flowers nodding their heads to the sun.

Very Diverse When one thinks Adams what comes to mind? In my mind, I clearly see the 400,000-plus folks who call it home. While we are confused and sometimes disgusted by all the wrongdoing in our midst, we are willing to work to make our county whole again.

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Of course the most prominent elected officials are our three county commissioners, namely Skip Fischer, Alice Nichol and Erik Hanson. The county is divided into three districts. However, change is on the way as both Skip and Alice are not running Colorado Community Media for re-election, and Erik is not Phone 303-426-6000 • Fax 303-426-4209 up for re-election. So we will have two new commissioners. Columnists and guest commentaries We will also be deciding an issue on the ballot, whether The Westminster Window features a limited to enlarge the commission to number of regular columnists, found on these pages and elsewhere in the paper, depending five. If that passes, there will be on the typical subject the columnist covers. another decision — to enlarge Their opinions are not necessarily those of the by district or make those two Westminster Window. seats at-large, thus serving the Want your own chance to bring an issue to our whole county without having readers’ attention, to highlight something great in our community, or just to make people laugh? them reside in a district. Why not write a letter of 300 words or fewer. A lengthy report in the broAfter all, the Window is your paper. chure by the present commissioners highlights “a new era WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER of transparency, accountability and trust.” It’s going to take Our team of professional reporters, years for us to regain our faith photographers and editors are out in in Adams County government. the community to bring you the news each week, but we can’t do it alone. More Send your news tips, your own In addition to the lack of photographs, event information, trust at that level, we have letters, commentaries... County Assessor Gil Reyes still If it happens, it’s news to us. Please share by contacting us at facing scrutiny for the undernewstips@ourcoloradonews.com, valuation of some property in and we will take it from there. the county. Through it all comes the involvement of District Attorney

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Don Quick. It’s a busy office, and with Don not running for re-election, that will be another new face.

Staying Put Fortunately County Sheriff Doug Darr is staying on, overseeing an average daily jail-inmate population of 1,098 and nearly 69,000 annual citizen calls for service. Also staying in office is Karen Long, clerk and recorder, who also oversees the elections of various governmental bodies.

Staying out of Trouble Brigitte Grimm, county treasurer, has responsibility over our annual tax notices; collecting property taxes; and distributing tax revenues to underlying authorities, including cities, school districts and special districts. She keeps a low profile and runs a clean operation. Lastly we have Monica Broncucia Jordan, coroner. She oversees 12 employees who determine the manner of death of those who die within the county. Monica, who had been in the news for in-office problems, seems to have settled things down and is not up for re-election. Saved for Last Although Carol Snyder is appointed by the governor, she recently announced her retirement as public trustee. She has done a good job and is to be commended. She will be missed! A Snapshot in Time Come November there will be many changes for Adams County residents to vote on. Folks it’s time to begin to study the issues and the candidates and then go out and vote.

Quote of the Week “You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people.” - Will Rogers Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned…… Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.


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Transit: Another nail in the coffin If you are following the methodical step-by-step actions of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors regarding the funding of the FasTracks rail program, you know that the latest action on July 24 was another nail in the coffin for those of us up north who still have a glimmer of hope for commuter-rail service some day. The board unanimously approved a $350 million deal with Kiewit Infrastructure Company to build the I-225 commuter-rail corridor from the Nine Mile Station to where it will interface with the East Line to DIA (I-70). With each step that RTD takes, the odds grow thinner and slimmer to see commuter-rail service on the Northwest Rail Line to Boulder or Longmont, or the north metro corridor in the next 30 years.

The original promise In 2004, the RTD Board of Directors (I was a member of that board), promised the voters that a six-corridor commuter-rail/light rail system with extensions to the existing southwest and southeast corridors would be built along with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on U.S. 36 from I-25 to Boulder. Also, park ‘n ride facilities and maintenance facilities would be built, and a circulator bus system would be implemented to get riders to their final destinations.

This ambitious plan, which was nicknamed “FasTracks,” was to be built out in 12 years and all for a mere fourtenths of 1 percent sales-and-use tax increase. Well, we all know that the financial plan and planning assumptions crumbled for various reasons. Now, parts of the system will not be built and finished until 2044 unless “new” money is authorized by the voters. The RTD board has had the dilemma of which lines and corridors to approve, knowing full well it will eventually have to go back to the voters for an additional sales-tax increase.

Push me/pull you dilemma So, the board is in somewhat of a push me/pull you dilemma with each project that is approved with the remaining bonding capacity and revenue stream to retire new 30-year-debt payments. The I-225 corridor is a key example of this quandary.

While the “deal” with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. was favorable in reducing costs and getting the project completed quicker (November 2015), it has further defined the haves and the have-nots among the FasTrack corridors. Financially, it was a smart move by RTD as the board reviewed the shattered original plan and assumptions for FasTracks. However, from a political standpoint, it digs the hole deeper to gain the needed support to pass the additional sales-tax increase that is absolutely required to fund the remaining components of FasTracks, namely, the Northwest Rail Line from south Westminster to Longmont, and the North Metro Corridor from Denver to Commerce City to Northglenn to Thornton. Plus, the extension to the existing southwest and southeast corridors are yet to be funded. However ...

Breaking the board’s intent RTD is evaluating the possibility of seeking federal funds for the southeast corridor extension. I have been told RTD would have to provide $100 million to match federal funds. The required local funds do not exist today. However, the grant process could take three to five years. This proposal is wrong for two reasons, and it is in violation of the RTD

In defense of taking time to go offline I was recently reminded of the virtues of rest as my family took our vacation to DisneyWorld. First, let me say that taking a vacation with a family of five is anything but restful. For me, as a paranoid father-type, just the process of traveling through the crazy crowds and keeping track of the whole family is a significant stressor. Add all the little joys of traveling (luggage behind schedule, airplane seating arrangements, etc), and the fact that you can’t feed a gerbil on less than $30 a day down there, and “restful” is just not in the cards. But I wasn’t writing, and I wasn’t thinking about school, and I wasn’t training, and I wasn’t doing laundry or cooking or carpooling. Seven intense, energetic days that involved next to zero of my normal daily routine, and I’m back and ready to go. I guess my brain needs something so different that it is regenerative. This isn’t really news: Steven Covey identified this as one of the habits of highly effective leaders some 23 years ago. He called it “sharpening the saw.” I love that analogy, the idea that a blunt tool is no good, and the only way to make it useful again is to stop using it

for long enough to make it sharp again. The brain is the most important tool in your toolbox, and constant engagement dulls it. And, these days, whose brain isn’t constantly engaged? I don’t think there’s a single person on my mailing lists who doesn’t deserve to be told, “You work too hard,” and that’s not even taking into consideration those with children and other caretaking responsibilities. Some of it is the economic time in which we live. We’re all working as hard as we can just to keep floating, never mind getting ahead or making our lives easier. And some of it is our stubborn American determination

that working hard is the secret to success and advancement. But, sadly, nowadays some of it is just habit. It seems like we’ve been at this for so long that we just don’t know any other way. And that’s not healthy. So you have, unofficially, about six weeks of summer left. I would encourage you to take as much advantage of that time as you can to sharpen your saw. If a vacation isn’t in the works, then make an excuse to go up to the mountains and spend a whole day somewhere where your cell-phone signal is nonexistent; or, if that’s not in the cards, take in a Rockies game or Broncos camp with close friends — I hear there are cheap seats available. But leave the cell phone behind. 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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board’s original intent to have both the southwest and southeast extension projects go last after all the “new” corridors were built. To move ahead on this southeast extension would be going against the 2004 board’s clear intent to protect the interests of the northern projects. Secondly, it is politically nearsighted and will haunt the board at the ballot box.

Hollow promise While RTD board members reassured officials and the public from the northern suburbs at the July 24 meeting that they will “not be forgotten,” it seems to be a hollow promise. What does the RTD board have under its control to deliver completing the Northwest Rail Line and north metro corridor? They cannot guarantee a successful sales-tax vote. And the longer they whittle away at the remaining projects, the less likely to get the additional sales tax passed. And forget the specious argument that the additional four-tenths of 1 percent tax might be lowered and thus assure a successful vote. That dog won’t hunt. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.

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Denver theater loses major contributor At the Foothills Arts Center, the 2012 Colorado Clay Exhibit shows visitors a wide variety of styles, all using clay, from real-life figures (bottom right, Catherine Cleary – “Irish Wake Clay”) to more abstract creations (above, Jamie Lang – “40 Views of Clouds;” bottom left, Sumi von Dassow – “Mother and Child”). Submitted photos

Fired up about clay

Exhibit shows medium’s many facets

By Clarke Reader

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Art aficionados who think they know clay are in for a surprise. Golden’s Foothills Art Center is hosting the 2012 Colorado Clay exhibit, featuring 12 artists who not only show they have an appreciation for traditional clay work but are expanding what can be done with the medium. “All 12 artists are from Colorado, and each artist has a very different style,” said Sheryl Harrington, coordinator of exhibits and programs. “It’s really going to appeal to different people, and make them say, ‘Wow, I didn’t know clay could do this.’ There’s a lot of wow factor here.” The Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., will hosting the exhibit through Aug. 30. It includes several examples of the work of each of the artists: Kim Ferrer, Robyn Gray, Jenny Gawronski, Catherine Cleary, Julie McNair, Barry Krzywicki, Julene Thom, Teresa Brooks, Jamie Lang, Bill Sanders, Sumi von Dassow and Paul Morris. The show is juried by Steven Young Lee, resident artistic director of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont., who has many years experience with clay, according to Harrington. “Lee has an appreciation of all kinds of styles, and he has an amazing vision,” she said. “He looks at each show differently, and he was the one who selected the 12 artists we’re displaying.” Marianne Lorenz, a consulting curator who the Art Center, was brought on for a couple of shows, including the recently finished Chihuly glass exhibit. She helped install the clay exhibit, and said she is most im-

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pressed with the range of items on display. “From abstract pieces to realistic animals, functional pottery and some purely display pieces, there’s just a huge range,” she said. The center hosts the clay exhibit, which got its start as an annual show in the 1970s, every other year; the last show was in 2010. “It’s been interesting to see the show develop over the years,” Harrington said. “The way it gets set up is, the juror looks at the submitted work and tells the artists to create a body of work to display, so we don’t necessarily know we what will get until it comes in.” Harrington said the notion that even the gallery staff does not know exactly what is coming creates excitement for the artist, curators and the public. She said that while many of the pieces are large and can be expensive, most artists bring smaller, more affordable pieces for people to purchase. Lorenz said the exhibit provides a wide sampling of what is going on in the clay-art movement and will show visitors the range of what’s out there. “People are going to see work from artists they may have seen before and others that they’ve never heard of,” Harrington said. “It’s a really exciting show to show all the different styles out there.” For more information on the Colorado Clay Exhibit, call 303-279-3922 or visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.

Denver lost a major player in the theater community when Robert “Bob” Garner died recently after a short illness in his home. He was 80. Garner, whose namesake graces the Garner Galleria Theatre, the cabaret-style showroom inside the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, was a pioneer in bringing Broadway touring shows to town as the head of Denver Center Attractions. He was a fixture at opening-night performances for all the major productions that brought their shows here. In addition to theater, Garner was passionate about cruising by sea, which he did frequently with his theater pals. He was that guy that you wanted to hang out with during a pre-performance cocktail party, dinner or a post-party because he always had the best stories and wasn’t allergic to a little harmless gossip. I’ll miss his enthusiasm, energy and that twinkle in his eye when he had something juicy to share. Opening night performances will be missing a big fan.

My eyes adored it

Walk like a man (or woman), and get yourself to the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now playing through Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Buell Theatre. If you are of a certain age (like me), you will be able to sing along to all 35 songs the fab four perform during the musical about the group’s rise and fall from fame. It’s the story of four Italian-American youths from New Jersey growing up in the 1960s who could have chosen prison over music. Instead, they pushed out hit after hit, but not without personal sacrifice. One of the show’s highlights is back-to-back presentations of “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.” The crowd goes wild. “At that moment the audience has forgotten they’re watching four actors, and they root for these four guys as though they really are the Four Seasons in their youth,” Rick Elice, one of the show’s Tony-nominated book writers, told Applause magazine.

New Sur la Table now open

When the Seattle-based kitchen store opted to leave the Cherry Creek Shopping Center last April, the store announced it would move to new, bigger digs across the street at 121 Clayton Lane. This new location opened last week with room to offer cooking classes in addition to kitchen gadgets and goodies.

Curtis Hotel offers package fit for king and queen

Can’t make it over to the summer Olympic games? Let The Curtis — A Doubletree by Hilton give you the royal treatment with the overthe-top Gold Medal Getaway — the Package of Champions. Priced at $5,000 per night for two people, the gold-medal experience includes: • A one-night stay in the company of Mick, Ringo and James Bond in the hotel’s British Invasion Suite. • MINI Cooper rental to cruise Denver in Austin Powers style.

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The next great fishing adventure One never knows from where the next great fishing adventure might originate. A number of online sites offer marketing-message centers. “AAA Member Deals” center offered my adventure. My interest was immediately tweaked when I saw a fisherman proudly holding a sizable largemouth bass. Fishing Western Nebraska was not particularly new, but fishing from a kayak was a new approach and did sound interesting. After talking with Marty Hughes, pro guide and owner of Kayakjak’s Outfitters in Benkelman, Neb., I was sold on tracking bass and crappie from a kayak. I scheduled two days on Marty’s kayaks at Swanson Reservoir the second week in June, with son-in-law Robert McCall, of Thornton. Kayak fishing is growing in popularity in confined and remote areas of fishing waters and when seasonal stealth access to hidden fishing waters is important. Swanson, like all reservoirs in the spring, fills with a higher shoreline in the spring after winter filling by the nearby Republican River. And typically in that shallow water is a mass of small sapling trees, some brush and interconnecting vines at the upstream end of the reservoir, providing excellent cover for feeding and spawning fish.

Water depth of four to six feet is where we found the largest population of fish. It is in the shallow water of most lakes and reservoirs that the largemouth bass, white bass and crappie gather during the spring spawn. Until Marty’s fishing kayaks appeared, it was virtually impossible for an individual angler to traverse this thick, dense undergrowth to access open areas to cast for fish. The fishing kayak is comfortable, with sturdy back rest, ample room to move and flex your legs and knees and some interior room to carry a net and gear. We found the fishing kayak’s to be securely balanced, allowing us to totally focus on paddling and the protruding brush and once in open water, cast and retrieve. We focused on bass and crappie. Marty suggested three common bass and crappie lures. Blue- and purple-colored plastic worms, tubes and grubs with

Robert McCall with a 14-inch Swanson Reservoir largemouth bass. Photo submitted. light, split-shot weights and spinner baits worked well in deeper, open water. We found top-water lures and poppers on the surface attracted fish in water covered with lily pads or other aquatic plant growth. Swanson Reservoir and Trenton Dam built in 1953 by the Bureau of Reclamation for flood control purposes, is filled from the nearby Republican River. The

reservoir, three and a half hours from Denver, covers nearly 5,000 acres when full and has 30 miles of shoreline, with about 20 percent of the surface consisting of the shallow, brush waters we fished. The Republican River has three tributaries, all originating in Colorado. All tributaries converge near the Nebraska-Colorado Stateline near US Highway 36 and the town of Wray.

Cyclists receive more bike lanes Parker: Centennial’s spirit is star of the show By Ashley Reimers

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, Motorists, move over. A new on-street bike lane has been added to Field Street/90th Avenue in Westminster. The 4-foot bike lane stretches 1.3 miles from 88th Avenue to Yukon Street, allowing cyclists to travel alongside vehicles. The bike lane was implemented as part of the Field Street/90th Avenue roadway-resurfacing project, which provided the opportunity to restripe the roadway to include bike lanes, said city transportation engineer Mike Normandin. “We wait until the streets are already being resurfaced, then go in and add a bike lane,” he said. “It’s a cost-effective way to add a bike lane, because the streets fare already being worked on.” The bike lane is the second project constructed as part of the 2030 Westminster Bicycle Master Plan. The first project was a 1.8-mile bike lane installed on 112th Avenue from Benton Street to Westminster Boulevard. Normandin said the master plan includes 132 miles of bicycle facilities, and future facilities will be implemented as funding and other re-surfacing projects become available. “As we begin to add the bike lanes, it’s almost like we are putting the pieces together to a big puzzle,” he said. “As more lanes are added we will look at the big picture and see where we can connect bikes lanes to other bike lanes. This will happen over time.” Normandin said as more bike lanes are added, motorists should remember to share the space with cyclists leaving a three-foot distance between the bicycle and the vehicle. He said riders need to follow all the rules of the road, just as motorists are required to do. According to the master plan, 28 percent of Westminster streets will have bikeways, with a total number 102 bikeway projects. For more information visit the city’s website at www.ci.westminster.co.us.

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• Breakfast and lunch for two either in The Corner Office or through room service. • Brand new Nintendo Wii console with Olympicstyle sport games to take home. • Two day-passes to Denver’s Elitch Gardens Theme Park to perform your own death-defying stunts. • Two one-year memberships to 24 Hour Fitness. • In-room Olympic amenity of Twinings English Tea, Harrods biscuits, chocolate medals and a box of Wheaties, the “Breakfast of Champions.” • Valet parking. The Package of Champions also includes an Olympic viewing party in a private event space for up to 20 friends, including: • Bite-size British faves like fish and chips, and shepherd’s pie. • Brit beverages like cask-ale, grog and spiked tea. • Projection of the Olympic games to watch all of your favorite events. • Private performance by Beatles impersonators. • A chance to hobnob with British celebs (impersonators). The Package of Champions will be offered from now until Sunday, Aug. 12, based on availability. To book, please visit www.thecurtis.com or call 800-5256651.

Pagliacci’s countdown Pagliacci’s, the iconic Denver restaurant at 1440 W. 33rd, closes Sunday, Aug. 19, after a 46-year run. The families — five generations have run the place — collectively decided to sell the building to a developer who plans to construct apartments, then concentrate on creating a prepared-food-products business. If you crave one more plate of Pagliacci’s veal parm or spaghetti and meatballs (not to mention their famous minestrone), some reservations are still available by calling 303-458-0530. Tip: Be sure to order the garlic bread, which is more like garlic Texas toast.

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2009, has selected a site in downtown Denver — 700 15th St. — to make a comeback. While the Florida-based restaurant company won’t confirm, the broker who leased the space said it’s a done deal. Speculation is that the new Ruth’s Chris — this time a company-owned store rather than a franchise — will open next summer.

Suburban don’t-miss Centennial will be feeling its city spirit during the Seventh Annual Celebrate Centennial Under the Stars, a family-friendly outdoor festival, beginning at noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at the new Centennial Center Park. The fun-filled day will celebrate the park’s grand opening with a visit from the Radio Disney Road Crew; food; activities; and live music from the 17th Avenue All Stars, Adam Rey, Atomic Brass Project and Opie Gone Bad. The movie “We Bought a Zoo” starts at sunset. Centennial Center is adjacent to the City’s Civic Center, located on the north side of Arapahoe Road, between South Revere Parkway and South Vaughn Street. For more information, go online to www.centennialcolorado.com. Penny Parker, who also writes for Blacktie-Colorado, gives insights through her “Mile High LIfe” column into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

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YOUR WEEK & MORE

Health, wellness given a boost

THURSDAY/AUG. 2 COOL OFF Baskin Robbins in Wheat Ridge will give 20 percent of its sales from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, to the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival. Baskin Robbins is at 3912 Wadsworth Blvd.

New grant helps Adams 12 recognize school efforts

BEACH PARTY Concert in the park, featuring Kahuna Beach Party, is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Westminster City Park, 10475 Sheridan Blvd.

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The Adams 12 Five Star School district received a $20,000 grant from the Colorado Legacy Foundation early last month that will fund a health-and-wellness promotion program in nonchartered schools across the district. The two-year grant will kick start a Golden Sneaker Award Program, with recognition going each month to two district schools. An elementary school and a middle or high school, that are making strides to create a healthier school environment. Kaitlin Wasik, the district’s wellness coordinator, said staff began creating the program in early January as an effort to highlight wellness success stories in individual schools and encourage other schools to share their achievements. “Sometimes, one barrier for schools is that there are ideas they would like to do, but they really don’t have any funding set aside for wellness in their budget,” Wasik said. “We thought this could be a way to provide financial support, and also have a way to share the success stories and what’s happening across the district. So many schools are already doing great things around health and wellness, but people don’t really talk about it.” To be eligible for the Golden Sneaker Award, a school must fill out a brief application and submit a success story about a health-and-wellness initiative at the school. A district committee will then make a selection based on advancements in nutrition, physical activity or workplace wellness. Wasik said schools may begin applying for the award in October. Along with earning recognition as the “healthiest school in the district,” schools chosen for the award will receive a trophy that will travel among winning schools and $500 to invest in school health-and-wellness programs. The $20,000 grant was one of 14 awarded to schools and school districts statewide as part of a $222,500 grant from the Colorado Legacy Foundation’s Health and Wellness Initiative. The initiative, which began in 2009, helps school districts address health-and-wellness policies and student-achievement practices. Joe Miller, the Colorado Legacy Foundation’s communications coordinator, said this is the first time Adams 12 was selected for this grant. “They were selected based on their plans to implement innovative strategies to further their gradual districtwide culture shift,” Miller said in an email.

DANCE FESTIVAL Lindy on the Rocks, a festival presented by Community-Minded Dance, is Aug. 2-5 The festival includes swing dance workshops for all levels, performance, competitions, and live swing and jazz music. Some events are free while others cost. Visit www.lindyontherocks.com for details or to buy tickets. Email info@cmdance.org or call 303-8836691 for information. FRIDAY/AUG. 3, AUG. 10 MOVIE SERIES Arvada presents Flicks in the Square every Friday in August. Movies will begin at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) and are shown in the Town Square at 57th Avenue and Old Wadsworth. Schedule of movies is Aug. 3, “Cars 2;” Aug. 10, “The Muppets;” Aug. 17, “The Karate Kid” (the original); Aug. 24, “Dolphin Tale;” and Aug. 31, “Ghostbusters.” Check www.historicarvada.org/ for details and changes. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/AUG. 3-4, AUG. 10-11 SEUSSICAL SHOW Colorado ACTS will have its friends and family production of “Seussical,” based on the works of Dr. Seuss. A free preview show is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Shows are at 7 p.m. Aug. 3-4 and Aug. 10-11, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 11, at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Visit www.coloradoacts.org, call 303-456-6772 or email coloradoacts@yahoo.com for more information. SATURDAY /AUG. 4 CAR SHOW The Veterans of Foreign Wars car show is from11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at VFW Post 4331, 5340 Marshall St., Arvada. Come enjoy burgers and bratwurst while checking out cars provided by the Rocky Mountain Region Cadillac and LaSalle Club. The event is free. Call 303-424-3824. SUNDAY/AUG. 5 FILM FUNDRAISER “Beyond the Secret,” an interview-style documentary, will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Women, Wealth, Wellness Training Center, 1400 Simms St., Room 330, Lakewood/Golden. Film showing is free, and donations are suggested for popcorn and drinks to benefit Beverly Matz’s integrative medical fund. RSVP at 303-513-7574 or email beverly.matz@comcast.net. Visit www.HealthyEdgeColorado.com/funraiser.php for information. BLOOD DRIVE Crossing Church of the Nazarene Community blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 3501 W. 104th, Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils. org. CAR SHOW The Arvada West High School pom squad will have its 11th annual car show to raise

money for the group to attend state and national competitions. The show is Sunday, Aug. 5. Cars arrive at 9 a.m., and the show lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school, 11595 W. Allendale Drive. Awards will be given out at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for each car or motorcycle. No registration; just show up. Free dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars. The event also includes a silent auction. Call 303-525-8053. TUESDAY/AUG. 7 BLOOD DRIVE Ten West at Westmoor Technology Park Community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Westmoor Technology Park, Building 3 Suite 140, 10155 Westmoor Drive, Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. AGING NETWORK Adams County Aging Network will have its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton. Topic will be “Medicare Fraud & Medical Identity Theft,” with guest speaker Andres Lopez, of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Senior Medicare Patrol. Open to all seniors and agencies working with services for seniors in Adams County. Complimentary continental breakfast served at 8:45 a.m.; no cost and no reservations needed. TAX CLASS The Colorado Department of Revenue will offer sales-and-use tax, Part 1, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Westminster. The classes include new and relevant information on a variety of sales-and-use tax topics. Registration is required. Details can be found at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us. Continuing professional education (CPE) credits and training materials are available. KIDS SERIES Funtaztikidz is a free children’s entertainment series for kids of all ages. Donations of $2 per person are greatly appreciated to support arts programming in Thornton. Programs are at 10:30 a.m. at Thornton Arts and Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Art Guffaw, presented by the Millibo Art Theatre. Art Guffaw will unravel the mysteries of fine art in a magical studio, where the easels speak, the drawings come to life and the paintings dance. NIGHT OUT. Northglenn residents are invited to come out and meet neighbors, city officials, police officers and fire personnel from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at multiple places in Northglenn. National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention campaign meant to send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Contact officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@northglenn.org, or go to www.northglenn. org/nno. WORD BASICS Learn to create, save, open and edit documents in Microsoft Word at this class from 1011:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. You’ll also learn how to format text, modify the font, add photos, and adjust the page setup. Basic computer skills required, such as how to use a mouse and keyboard. All ages welcome. Space is limited; registration required. Please register using our online calendar. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call

303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/AUG. 9 SPA NIGHT Join the Friends of Broomfield for women’s night out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Facelogic. The women will get facials and makeovers. Please eat dinner before arriving. Cost is $20. Visit www.friendsofbroomfield.org. BRONCOS GAME Join the Friends of Broomfield for men’s night out for adults with developmental disabilities from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Buffalo Wild Wings. Wear you Broncos gear and get ready to cheer. We will order drinks and appetizers; please eat dinner before arriving. Cost is $10. Visit www. friendsofbroomfield.org. DUSTY STORIES Come to hear award-winning journalist and veteran Rocky Mountain News reporter Dusty Saunders share experiences from his storied career while promoting his autobiography, “Heeere’s Dusty.” The program is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. For information, call at 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org. COMING SOON/AUG. 10 DRIVING CLASS AARP Driver Safety class is offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community, 7400 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Bring lunch and a check. Registration is necessary; call 720-321-8940. FRIDAY FUN As part of the Friday Fun Days series, youth going into fifth through ninth grades this fall can travel to Eldorado Canyon and the Eldorado Springs Pool west of town to hike and swim. Bring good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, lunch, a water bottle, swimming apparel, a towel and a bag for clothes. Cost is $12 for residents, $14 for non-residents. Outing lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. COMING SOON/AUG. 10, AUG. 17, AUG. 24 MOVIE SERIES Arvada presents Flicks in the Square every Friday in August. Movies will begin at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) and are shown in the Town Square at 57th Avenue and Old Wadsworth. Schedule of movies is Aug. 10, The Muppets; Aug. 17, The Karate Kid (the original); Aug. 24, Dolphin Tale; and Aug. 31, Ghostbusters. Check www.historicarvada.org/ for details and changes. CONCERT WENDY Woo will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at The Exchange Tavern, 11940 Bradburn Blvd., Westminster. Call 303-469-0404 or visit www.exchangetavern.com. COMING SOON/AUG. 11 ROAD RACE The Holy Cow Trail Stampede 5-k/10-k road race is Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Christopher Fields Softball Complex, 5875 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. The race starts at 8 a.m.

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MetroNorth Worship Directory

Arvada United Methodist Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Lowell

Bradburn.

Summer Schedule 10:30am Sunday Worship

Sheridan

Our purpose is to Welcome All, Praise God, and to Care for the World.

PCUSA 72nd Ave. Rev. Dr. Jack Cabaness - 303-429-8508 - 3990 W. 74th Ave. - www. westypres.org .

Northglenn United Methodist Church

Risen Savior Lutheran Church 3031 W. 144th Ave. - Broomfield 303-469-3521 or www.rslc.org

LCMS

Sunday Worship 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School & Adult Classes 9:20 am - 10:40 am

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 11040 Colorado Blvd.

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303-457-2476 www.stjohns05@gmail.com Worship 9:00 am Sunday School 9:30 am

We invite you to join us for worship on Sundays. An inspirational traditional service is offered at 9 AM on Sunday and a spirited contemporary service is offered at 11 AM. We are located at 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn. For more information about church and all other services offered, feel free to contact us at 303-452-5120. See you there!

Is Your Church in the Worship Directory? RATES: • 2” x 1” – $20/week • 2” x 2” – $27/week • 4” x 1” – $27/week • Ad renews every 4 weeks

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WESTMINSTER FAIRE Join us for a family fun event with entertainment, a dog show, vendors, good food and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Westminster City Park, 10475 Sheridan Blvd. PET EXPO More than 30 animal-rescue groups and service providers have signed up for the Denver Pet Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Denver Merchandise Mart. The free event features 125 exhibitors of pet-related products, information and services; special guests and speakers include trainers, groomers and pet-first-aid instructors. Exhibitor space is available. Visit www.DenverPetExpo.com or call 1-800-977-3609. WELCOME HOME Support the troops at the Colorado Yellow Ribbon Event on Saturday, Aug. 11, in downtown Denver. Those who attend will line the streets of Denver or march in the parade. Event is sponsored by the Marine Corps League and the Women Marines Association. A memorial ceremony is at 8 a.m. at the Colorado Veterans Monument at Lincoln Park, across from the Capitol. The parade is at 10 a.m. at Broadway and Colfax, and a veterans’ assistance fair is at 1 p.m. at Civic Center Park. Visit www.ColoradoYellowRibbon.org for all the details. DOCUMENT SHRED The Northglenn Police Department will host a document shred event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11, in the west parking lot at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive. Everyone is encouraged to bring up to three copy boxes or three grocery bags of personal papers and documents to be shredded and properly discarded. Enter the west parking lot of City Hall via the Northglenn Recreation Center entrance, and then exit at the south end of City Hall. Electronics will also be accepted until the trucks on site are full. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to Crimestoppers. Contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@northglenn.org. WIFFLE BALL tournament Knucklers, fastballs and curveballs - anything goes in this Wiffle ball tournament. Get a team of three to five players for this one-day, coed event. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Cost is $90 per team. Rules and other information are available at www.northglenn.org/sports or by calling 303-450-8928. To register, call 303-450-8800. Sign up deadline is 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8. The tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Northwest Open Space, 112th Avenue and Ranch Drive. HISTORY PROGRAM The Arvada Historical Society presents “Tales and Tunes of the West” with Liz Masterson and Julia Hays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Arvada Flour Mill Pavilion, 5590 Wadsworth Blvd. Cost is $20, reservations required; call 303-431-1261. Space is limited. COMING SOON/AUG. 14 TAX CLASS The Colorado Department of Revenue will offer sales-and-use tax, Part 2, from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Westminster. The classes include new and relevant information on a variety of sales-and-use-tax topics. Registration is required. Details can be found at www.TaxSeminars.state. co.us. Continuing professional education (CPE) credits and training materials are available. E-READER Q&A Got a question about e-readers? Drop by the e-reader information table to ask questions or play with an e-reader from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. COMING SOON/AUG. 15 NOBEL PRIZE Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895. For more than a century, the prize has stood for extraordinary accomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions and a controversy here and there. We will also take a look at recent and possible future winners and the political impact the prize can have in the world. Program is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster. Event is free. RSVP by calling 303-403-2205. CHARLIE CHAPLIN As Denver hosts the second annual Denver Silent Film Festival this September, join Active Minds for a journey to the era of the silent film and a visit with one of its greatest stars, Charlie Chaplin. We will explore the unique artistic elements that make silent films appreciated by audiences young and old and get to know the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, including his role in founding United Artists with Mary Pickford and others, as well as the circumstances surrounding his exile from the United States for nearly 20 years. Program is 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11150 Irving Drive, Westminster. Event is free. Call Keystone Place: 303-4655600 to RSVP. COMING SOON/AUG. 16 CRAFT GROUP A Good Yarn craft group meets 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Come for an informal gathering of yarn crafters as we chat, work on projects, share techniques and

COMING SOON knowledge, and learn new things. Bring a project to work on, and your hooks and needles. Some yarn is provided, as well as light refreshments. All events are free and open to the public. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org. COLORADO HISTORY Come learn the stories of Colorado history. You will learn about the competing claims to Colorado dating back to the Native Americans who originally lived here. We will cover the 15-year struggle to become the 38th state as well as the role of mining and oil in the evolution of the state. Bring your favorite Colorado stories to share. Program is 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Springwood, 6550 Yank Way, Arvada. Program is free. Call 303-424-6550 to RSVP. COMING SOON/AUG. 17 MOVIE TIME Movie in the Park, featuring “Star Wars” is Friday, Aug. 17, at Westminster City Park, 10475 Sheridan Blvd. Pre-movie activities begin at 7 p.m. ,and the movie begins at dusk. COMING SOON/AUG. 17-18 CARNATION FESTIVAL The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival is Aug. 17-18 at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge. Contact Margie Seyfer at 303-233-0836. Many volunteer spots are available at the festival. SIGN UP at www.thecarnationfestival.com. Additionally, the first pie-baking contest is Friday, Aug. 17. Bakers of all ages are welcome to enter; register at www.thecarnationfestival.com. The fine-arts sale at the festival will include a variety of art mediums and will be in the courtyard and lobby of the Anderson Building at Anderson Park, 44th Avenue east of Kipling. COMING SOON/AUG. 17-19 MYSTERY-COMEDY SHOW The Break a Leg! Theatre Company presents “Done to Death” by Fred Carmichael, a mystery-comedy revolving around once-famous mystery authors who apply their varying writing styles to solving murders. “Done to Death” will run Friday, Aug. 17, to Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Thornton Arts and Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd. Show times are 7 p.m. Aug. 17-18, and 2 p.m. Aug. 18-19. Tickets are $5 and can be ordered by emailing heather.cleveland@cityofthornton.net or calling 720-977-5882. COMING SOON/AUG. 19 BLOOD DRIVE Westminster Christian Church Community Blood Drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in Fellowship Hall at 3575 W. 96th Ave., Westminster. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Leslie Rock at 303-466-0622 or leslierock@wccnow.org. BENEFIT CONCERT Frogs Gone Fishin’, Dytry Byrds and Birds of a Feather perform in a benefit for domestic abuse survivor Lisa Holden at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Ziggie’s Live Music, 4923 W. 38th Ave., Denver. All ages welcome. Patio open. Cost of $10 at the door includes cookout. COMING SOON/AUG. 19, SEPT. 14 TALENT AUDITIONS Northglenn’s Got Talent will have auditions on Sunday, Aug. 19. Call or email for an audition appointment at 720-432-4594 or NorthglennsGotTalent@ gmail.com. The show is Friday, Sept. 14, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre inside the Northglenn Recreation Center. A reception is at 5:30 p.m. and the performance is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. BLOOD DRIVE Westminster Christian Church blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in the fellowship hall. Make an appointment by calling the church office at 303-466-0622 or via email at westminsterchristian@ wccnow.org. For information about donor eligibility or other donation questions, call 303-363-2202.

RECURRING EVENTS RECURRING/THURSDAYS THROUGH AUG. 9 SUMMER CONCERTS All concerts start at 7 p.m. and are free. Concerts in the series are: THURSDAY, AUG. 2, FACE (All Vocal Classic Rock) at Sherwood Hills Park, East 100th Avenue and Clayton Street. Ward 2 Ice Cream Social. THURSDAY, AUG. 9, Jill Carr & Funkology (Funk & Top 40) at Cherry Park, 11500 Birch Drive. Ward 3 Ice Cream Social. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 25 BAD HABITS ALoFT Productions presents the Obie Awardwinning one-act play “Bad Habits” by Terrence McNally, showing Aug. 2-25 at the 73rd Avenue Playhouse, 7287 Lowell Blvd., Westminster. The show previews Thursday, Aug. 2, and shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays Sundays, Aug. 5, 12 and 19. Tickets are available by calling 303-250-4635 or going online to www. seatyourself.biz/aloft. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 26 GALLERY EXHIBIT The Arvada Center’s exhibition “Faces, Places & Spaces,” sponsored by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, runs through Aug. 26 and is free and open to the public. “Faces” is in the main gallery. “Places” is in the upper gallery. “Spaces” is in the theater gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. To schedule a tour, call the center’s tour line at 720-898-7240. The Arvada Center is at 6901

Wadsworth Blvd. Parking is free. Go to www.arvadacenter. org or call 720-898-7200. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 30 SUMMER SERIES Summer at the Center, sponsored by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, is a multifaceted offering of performances and visual arts. CenterFest is presented weekly in the Arvada Center’s 1,600-seat outdoor amphitheater and showcases some of the best performing arts groups in the metro area. The Summer at the Center Plaza opens at 6 p.m., gates open for seating at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. All shows will be performed rain or shine. Pack a picnic (no glass please) and come early to visit the many informational booths staffed by local cultural organizations. Concessions including food, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine are also available for purchase. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.SummerAtTheCenter.com or by calling 720-8987200, and by visiting the Arvada Center box office at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada. For complete information for all shows including details on the groups performing, visit the Summer at the Center website. For directions and amphitheater policies, go to http://arvadacenter.org/the-center. RECURRING/THROUGH AUGUST MAYOR TALKS During August, Mayor Joyce Downing invites Northglenn residents to join her in neighborhood parks for friendly conversations and hot dogs on the grill. This is a great opportunity to talk with the mayor about issues in the community. Call 303-450-8713. ART DISPLAY Flower Power, the art of Anne Martinez, is on display through Aug. 31 at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. Call 303-426-4114 or visit www. aarrivergallery.com. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. RECURRING/THROUGH OCT. 13 FARMERS’ MARKET KEW Realty welcomes back Miller Farms to Solaire Shoppes for a weekly farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 13. Miller Farms, a local family-owned farm since 1949, will bring fresh seasonal produce and other artisans to the retail center, 88th Avenue and Harlan Street. To participate in the market, call 970-785-6133 or email millerfarms80651@ aol.com.

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 20 BOOK CLUB Join the Mighty Monday book club from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, for a discussion of “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson. Between 1915 and 1970, almost 6 million African-Americans migrated from the South to escape Jim Crow laws, and this Great Migration changed the entire face of the United States. Program is at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. For information, call 303452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 21 BOOK CLUB Join us for a discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Henrietta Lacks was a poor southern tobacco farmer working the same land her slave ancestors did. She became immortal when her cells were taken without her permission. Her cells, the first to be grown culturally, were sold by the billions and used to develop the polio vaccine and to understand cancer. Her cells spawned a multimillion dollar industry. She and her family never received a cent. The book club will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org. BOOK CLUB This year, the Tuesday Tales book club’s annual classic is John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” Did you know that title was suggested by his wife? It’s the story of the experiences of the Joad family from the time of their eviction from a farm near Sallisaw, Okla., to their first winter in California. The club meets from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. For information, call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. EXCEL BASICS Learn the basic functions of Excel and how

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to create a spreadsheet so you can organize information. Basic computer skills required, such as how to use a mouse and keyboard. All ages welcome. Space is limited; registration required. Please register using our online calendar. Program is from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 22 DOLL MAKING Rag Dolls 2 Love is a program in which adults can learn how to make a rag doll that will comfort a child in distress. The program is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. The dolls you make will go to good homes. The skills you take home will last forever. All events are free and open to the public. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. GAME TIME School is back in, and so is gaming. Enjoy and afternoon of games and snacks from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 23 TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS Got a technology question? Visit the table by the front door from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, to ask the Anythink Huron Street tech guide. If you have a question about your device, bring it along. All ages welcome. Anythink Huron Street is at 9417 Huron St., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 24 CASA FUNDRAISER Putt Out Child Abuse at the third annual Tiki PAR-TEE from 5:30-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Adventure Golf and Raceway at 92nd and Sheridan in Westminster, presented by the Young Philanthropist Project of Adams & Broomfield Counties. Early-bird, all-inclusive discount tickets are available through Aug. 10 for $15 per person or $55 for a family of four. Tickets include unlimited miniature golf, go-karts and bumper cars; hamburgers, hot dogs and soda; fun goody bags; music; face painting and more. After Aug. 10, tickets will be available at $20 per person or $70 for a family four pack. All proceeds will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.casa17th.org or call 303-655-3927. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 26 REUNION DAY The annual Reunion Day/Old Timer’s picnic is at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at McIlVoy Park. Bring your lunch and visit with old friends and graduates. Cold drinks will be furnished. Be sure to sign in at the reunion table. All Arvada schools graduates are welcome. We will be honoring Arvada High, Arvada West and Pomona Classes from 1940 on. For information, call Cyndi Pigg at 303-478-9365, Kathy Rivera at 303-791-4036 or the historical society at 303-431-1261. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 28 CRAIGSLIST TIPS Learn the basics of replying, posting, uploading photos and editing a post in Craigslist. Participants are encouraged to bring information and photos from a flash drive to post an ad on Craigslist. All ages welcome. Space is limited; registration required. Please register using our online calendar. Program is from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 28 at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. All events are free and open to the public. Call 303-4527534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 29 ANYTEEN CRAFTS Spend an afternoon making something new at Anyteen Crafts, from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. This week, we’ll be making a belt or bracelet out of soda-pop tabs. All materials are provided - just bring your creativity. Kids in grades 6-12 welcome. All events are free and open to the public. For information, call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org. Looking Ahead continues on Page 17


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LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 30 CONCERT OUTING Join the Friends of Broomfield for a friends night out for adults with developmental disabilities at the last Flatiron concert of the summer. The group FACE will perform. The show is from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Meet at FRIENDS Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield. Cost is $20. Email info@friendsofbroomfield.org or call 303-404-0123. LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 7 YAPPY HOUR K9 c.a.r.e.s. plans its third annual Yappy Hour fundraiser event from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at MercedesBenz of Westminster, 10391 Westminster Blvd. Enjoy silent and live auctions and yappy-tizers and desserts by awardwinning Serendipity Catering Company. For tickets, go to HTTP://WWW.K9CARES.ORG/SUPPORT_K9CARES/ YAPPY_HOUR_2012.PHP. VISIT www.k9cares.org or call 720-432-1K9C (1592) for information. LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 7-8 CONSIGNMENT SALE Haute Tots plans its fall/winter children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Arvada United Methodist Church. Visit www.hautetotssale.com. LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 8 AIR SHOW Arvada Associated Modelers will have its 2012 Harvest Festival RC Model Air Show on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Arvada Air Park, 7608 Highway 93, Golden. Spectacular giant-scale models, warbirds, real turbine jets, helicopters, and a variety of unique radio-controlled models will be flown and exhibited. Demonstrations and static displays begin at noon. The air show will be 1-5 p.m. and features concessions and an opportunity for spectators to try their hand at flying a real RC airplane. This year’s master of ceremonies will be Arvada Mayor Marc Williams. For more information and directions to the flying field, visit www. arvadamodelers.com. LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 11-30 THEATER SHOW “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, will show in the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center. Single tickets for 2012-13 performances go on sale Aug. 6. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. Visit www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200. LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 14-16 CLASS OF 1962 Abraham Lincoln High School’s 50th Class Reunion will be Sept. 14-16 at the Holiday Inn, 7390 W. Hampden near Wadsworth. Call Don Brassfield at 720-9818388 for details about a golf outing at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. A multiclass social, including West High School Class of 1962 and ALHS classes of 1961, ‘62 and ‘63 will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. A visit to ALHS will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, followed by a reception, buffet dinner and dance at 4 p.m. (cost $55/person in advance). A picnic will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Bear Valley Park. Find more information and submit a short biography at the reunion website, www.alhs1962.com. Tickets are available through the website or by mailing payment to Fay Hoover at 3628 S. Newland St., Denver, CO 80235; deadline is Sept. 6. LOOKING AHEAD/OCT. 2-28 THEATER SHOW “Is He Dead?,” a new comedy by Mark Twain, as adapted by David Ives, will play Oct. 2-28 in the Black Box Theater at the Arvada Center. Show is presented by Creede Repertory Theatre. Single tickets for 2012-13 performances go on sale Aug. 6. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. Visit www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200. LOOKING AHEAD/OCT. 19 NATURAL HEALTH Learn about various natural health treatments and options at a health talk Oct. 19 at APEX Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada. For more information, or to sign up, call 303-467-5337. The talks generally last 2045 minutes. The practitioners will bring handouts, sample needles, herbs, cupping, moxa tools, etc., answer questions and do live demonstrations. LOOKING AHEAD/NOV. 27 TO DEC. 23 THEATER SHOW “Miracle on 34th Street,” with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, will show Nov. 27-Dec. 23 in the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center. Single tickets for 2012-13 performances go on sale Aug. 6. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. Visit www.arvadacenter.org or call 720898-7200.

ONGOING/LIBRARY PRESCHOOLERS GATHERING Primetime for Preschoolers meets 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free. For more information, call 303-452-7534 or go online to www. anythinklibraries.org. MUSIC TIME Music and Movement meets 1:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Children ages 3 to 6 years can sing, dance, play games and learn how to play instruments. Registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at www.anythinklibrar-

LOOKING AHEAD ies.org. For more information, call 303-452-7534.

about Centura Health, visit www.myhealthpassport.org.

BABY BOUNCE meets 10-10:20 a.m. Thursdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free but registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at www.anythinklibraries.org. For more information, call 303-452-7534.

HYLAND HILLS Women’s Golf League meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, May through September, at 9650 Sheridan Blvd. For more information, call Bernice Aspinwall at 303-426-7579.

TODDLER TIME Toddler Tales meets 11-11:25 a.m. Thursdays at Anythink Huron St., 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is free but registration is required. To register, visit the online calendar at www.anythinklibraries.org. For more information, call 303-452-7534.

ONGOING/CLUBS AND SERVICES ADAMS COUNTY Triad meets 1-2 p.m. the third Thursdays of the month at 3295 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. The Triad is formed of law enforcement officers, senior citizens, fire personnel and senior organizations. Triad volunteers develop and implement crime-prevention and education programs for older adults. Activities address crime from both a pre-victimization (preventive) standpoint and a postvictimization (victim/witness assistance) standpoint. All senior citizens or people who care about senior citizens of Adams County are welcome. Topic changes each month. For more information, contact Jenee Centeno at 303-854-7420. ADULT SURVIVORS of Childhood Sexual Abuse Northglenn Women’s Group meets 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Mondays. WINGS provides therapist-facilitated, peer-support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. For more information, call 303-283-8660 or go online to www.wingsfound.org. CAFFEINATED CAREER Club meets 8:15-10 a.m. Fridays at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. An inspirational weekly job-search networking group, facilitated by a job-search expert. Bring business cards and a 60-second introduction. Typical attendance is more than 20 people, and the restaurant prefers that you order breakfast. RSVP recommended. For more information call CAREER-Magic at 303-424-5451. For directions, call Don Carver at 303-4201637. DENVER NORTH Metro Rotary Club meets 7:10 -8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at The Egg & I, 855 Thornton Parkway in Thornton. DENVER THYROID Cancer Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Montclair Recreation Center Lowry, 729 Ulster Way. For more information, call 303-388-9948. FRONT RANGE Boot Camp gets you out of the gym and gets 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. 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. FRONT RANGE Toastmaster’s Club meets from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Thornton Civic Center, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton. Develop your prepared and impromptu speaking skills. Guests are encouraged to drop in and participate at their comfort level. For information, contact www.d26toastmasters.org/frontrange/about_us.htm. GIRL SCOUTS Snowboard. Scuba dive. Sleep over in a museum or at the zoo. Go backstage at a concert or a Broadway play. Even stage your own Project Runway. Girl Scouts turns normal days into days you’ll remember all your life. Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages and backgrounds a safe place to explore the world and discover their potential. There are now more flexible ways to be a Girl Scout than joining a troop. To explore your options, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org, email inquiry@gscolorado.org or call 1-877-404-5708. GIRL SCOUT volunteers Whether you commit a few hours a month running a troop, or a few hours a year helping with a science event, tackle important issues, travel to incredible places, share interests and create experiences with girls and other adults you will never forget. Gain marketable skills that will benefit you in ways beyond Girl Scouting. Join Girl Scouts today and become one of our volunteers. Both men and women 18 and older are invited to join. In addition to positions working with the girls, we’ve got volunteer needs in our offices around the state to help with paperwork and other administrative duties. For more information, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org, email inquiry@gscolorado.org or call 1-877-404-5708. GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 1481 Russell Way. For more information, go online to www.mountainviewlutheran.com. 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 these volunteer opportunities, contact Kerry Ewald, Health Passport volunteer coordinator, at 303-629-4934. To learn more

HOW AFG Works Book Study Al-Anon meets at 9 a.m. Sundays at Park Center Office Building, Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to www. al-anon-co.org. LA LECHE League of Broomfield meets 10 -11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Brunner Farm House, 640 Main St. LET’S FIND Serenity Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Park Center Office Building Room 104, 3489 W. 72nd Ave. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org. LET GO and Let God AFG Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 12021 Northaven Circle in Thornton. For more information, visit www.al-anon-co.org. LIFERING SECULAR Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. This is a nonprofit, abstinence-based peer-support group for recovering alcoholics and addicts. For more information, call 303-830-0358 or go online to www.unhooked.com. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Monday group meets at 8 a.m. Mondays at Perkins Restaurant, 12015 Melody Drive in Westminster. For more information, call Jason Doss at 303-657-7265. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Tuesday group meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Lone Star Steakhouse, 237 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. For more information, call Alan at 720233-5873. METRO NORTH Chamber Leads Thursday group meets at 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Egg and I, 885 Thornton Parkway in Thornton. For more information, call Jim Johnson at 303-522-3608. MILE HIGH Harmonica Club meets 1:30 -3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Grant Avenue Community Center, 216 S. Grant St. in Denver. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 3585 W. 76th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, go online to www.nacolorado.org. NEW SWING Swing dancing comes to Thornton 8:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays at Taps and Toes Dance Studio, 12720 N. Colorado Blvd. Beginners are welcome; World Champion Lindy Hop dancers Mark Godwin and Shauna Marble, along with other dancers will provide instruction. Cost is $5. For more information, go online to www.markandshaunaswing.com/ weekly_dances/. NORTHGLENN AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co. org. NORTHGLENN-THORNTON ROTARY Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Red Lobster, 1350 W. 104th Ave. in Northglenn. For more information, email NorthglennThorntonRotary@ hotmail.com. NORTHWEST AREA Newcomers and Social Club meets at 11:30 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at Wishbone Restaurant ,9701 Federal Blvd. in Westminster. The club serves the women of North Jeffco and Northwest Denver Metro. All women are welcome to meet new friends and have new activities. There are new speakers and topics every month. For more information, call Delores Jacobson at 303-425-4205 or email ddeejacob@ aol.com. NORTH METRO Newcomer and Social Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch and a program. We welcome all women who would like to meet new friends and find new activities. Call Peggy Frances at 303-215-9627 or Karen Dowling at 303-422-7369. NORTH SUBURBAN Republican Forum meets 9:45-11:15 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Anythink, Huron St. Community Room, 9417 Huron St. in Thornton. Admission is $3 and includes a continental breakfast. Meet like-minded people and discuss Colorado political issues. NORTH SUBURBAN Sales Professionals meets 7:30-9 a.m. Fridays at Indian Tree Golf Course, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. This club is for entrepreneurs, small-business owners, independent distributors and professional salespersons for business education, sales training, motivation, fun, food, and fellowship. Cost is $15 for guests, $10 for members, includes parking, breakfast buffet, program and chances to win door prizes and lottery tickets. Newcomers are welcome. Call Laura Nokes Lang at 303-428-9293.

ONE BUSINESS Connection meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Barker’s St., 2831 W. 120th Ave. in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-424-1207 or go online to www.wbncolorado.com. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Westminster United Methodist Church, 3585 W. 76th Ave. Contact Laura at 303-428-9293. REALITY CHECK Learn, laugh and move beyond denial in a small, cozy, group workshop environment. Join me for a facilitated Reality Check. Put on your big-girl pants, and call 303-953-2344 for details. ROCKY MOUNTAIN Submarine Veterans meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at American Legion Wilmore-Richter Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. Active duty, reserve, retired, veterans, interested public and their ladies are cordially invited. For more information, go online to www.rockymountainsubvets.com. SWING THRU’S Square Dance Club meets Fridays at the Victory Grange, 2025 Tower Road in Aurora. Singles, couples and youth are welcome. For more information, call 303-426-8986. TALKING IDEAS Toastmasters Club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at 10155 Westmoor Drive, Suite 225, in Westminster. For more information, call Mary Taylor at 303-327-1616. THORNTON VFW Post 7945 meets 8:30 -11 a.m. Sundays at 10217 Quivas St. in Thornton. Admission is $5 for breakfast. For more information, call 303-438-6700. TOASTMASTERS- WESTMINSTER Communicators meets 12:15 -1:15 p.m. every Wednesday at DeVry University, 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Room 308. For more information, call Mike Sikora at 720-379-8665. TOPS CO 538, a weight-loss support group, meets Tuesdays at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 76th and Bradburn. Weigh-in is from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting. For information, call 303-429-5923. WEST METRO Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We meet in Classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. Investors of all levels of experience are welcome but no agents please. WESTMINSTER OPTIMIST Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Egg & I, 799 Highway 287, Broomfield. For more information, call John Swanborg at 303-466-5631 or email him at jswanborg@comcast.net. WESTMINSTER ROTARY Club meets 7:10-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Legacy Ridge Gold Club, 10801 Legacy Ridge Parkway. For more information, call Angela Habben at 720-947-8080. WHAT YOU Want to Be AFG Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in the Richard P. Young Room, 11245 Huron St. For more information, go online to www.al-anon-co.org. WOMEN’S BUSINESS Network meets 7:20-8:35 a.m. Thursdays at the Doubletree Hotel, 8773 Yates Drive in Westminster. For more information, call Michelle Mathiesen at 303-424-1207 or go online to www.wbncolorado.com.


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SUMMER RECIPES

ANYTIME CORN SALAD RECIPE “It’s quick and easy”-Ketti Peery

“The Sandwich loaf is great for gatherings, showers, etc. and always a hit. Great for gatherings!” Audrey Brooks

Ingredients -4 cups of Corn (frozen or fresh)

-6 green onions chopped up

-1/2 of an English cucumber diced

-3/4 to 1 cup mayo

-2 to 3 roma tomatoes diced

-salt and pepper

Sandwich Loaf (Can be made a day ahead of time. Easy to make but time consuming. 1 loaf makes approx. 12 slices)

Directions

Directions

1. Have your bakery slice a loaf (or more) of bread. Take the 5 best slices (removing at least the top and bottom), rebag and put in the freezer for at least one day.

1) Mix all together in a bowl. 2) Chill 30 minutes to let flavors meld.

2. When you’re ready to make the loaf, remove the bread from the freezer. The bread is much easier to work with when frozen but needs to be a little thawed to separate the slices. Make 4 of your favorite sandwich salads. (See below for recommended salads). 3. Using a spreadable margarine or butter, spread across the top of your bottom slice. Then spread with one of your salads. Butter both sides of the next slice of bread and place on top of the salad (the butter helps keep the moisture from the salads from seeping into the bread and making it soggy). Repeat process with each of your salads in it’s own layer. 4. Using an electric knife, square off the 4 sides of your loaf. Now make your frosting. For one loaf, use one 8 oz. package of cream cheese at room temperature. Beat with an electric mixer and then add enough Miracle Whip (or mayo) to desired consistency. Frost your loaf, cover in saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to slice and serve.

Marinated Flank Steak – Serves approx. 4 “The flank steak is a family favorite.” - Audrey Brooks

Ingredients -1/2 cup cider or wine vinegar

-1/2 tsp. garlic salt

-1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

-1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper

-1/4 cup catsup

-Approx. 2 lb. flank steak (london broil works too)

-1/4 cup soy sauce

Recommended Salads Each has mayo or Miracle Whip and at least the following ingredients - be creative and add your own!

-2 tsp. prepared horseradish

-2 tb. Worcestershire sauce

-1 tsp. chopped green onion

-1 tsp. prepared mustard

-3/4 cup sour cream

1. Egg salad - hard boiled eggs, celery salt, pepper, dry mustard, dash of vinegar and sprinkling of paprika. Sometimes dill.

Directions 1. Combine first 8 ingredients for marinade. Score steak in a criss-cross on both sides. Place steak and marinade in a ziplock bag and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours, turning once or twice. 2. Preheat grill. Place marinade in saucepan on stovetop and bring to a boil. Thicken as desired with cornstarch and water. 3. Place steak on grill to desired doneness. Slice thin on an angle. Serve with marinade gravy (optional dipping sauce).

2. Chicken salad - canned chicken, dijon mustard, chopped hard boiled eggs, salt and pepper. 3. Tuna salad - canned tuna, finely chopped celery, salt and pepper. 4. Ham salad - Take a portion of a ham steak and chop it finely in the food processor. Add diced dill pickles, sliced pimentostuffed olives and pepper (does not usually need salt).

4. Combine horseradish, green onion, and sour cream in a bowl. Serve with steak.

Easy Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches in the Crock Pot Ingredients -1 -2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast -1 (18 ounce) jar of

your favorite barbecue sauce -1 medium sweet onion, sliced

Directions 1. Remove all visible fat from the chicken and toss it in the crock pot. 2 Place the onion slices on top of the chicken. 3 Pour the barbecue sauce over top. 4 You may not need the entire jar, just enough to cover the chicken. 5 Cook it on low for 8 hours or until the chicken is nice and tender. 6 Shred the chicken with a fork and knife; scoop the mixture onto the bottom buns and top it with the top buns. Serves 4-6

Five-Spice Turkey and Lettuce Wraps Ingredients -1/2 cup(s) water -1/2 cup(s) instant brown rice -2 teaspoon(s) sesame oil -1 pound(s) 93%-lean ground turkey -1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh ginger

-1 large red bell pepper, finely diced -1 cup(s) water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped

-1/2 teaspoon(s) salt -2 head(s) Boston lettuce, leaves separated

-1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth -2 tablespoon(s) hoisin sauce

-1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/ or chives

-1 teaspoon(s) five-spice powder

-1 large carrot, shredded

Directions 1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add rice; reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. 2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey and ginger; cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until the turkey is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in the cooked

rice, bell pepper, water chestnuts, broth, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder and salt; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. 3. To serve, spoon portions of the turkey mixture into lettuce leaves, top with herbs and carrot and roll into wraps.


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Teacher arrested for sexual exploitation By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Police have arrested Daniel Stephen Patterson, 35, of Lakewood, on charges of “sexual exploitation of a child.” Patterson taught language arts at Mandalay Middle School in Westminster. He was arrested after Lakewood detectives were contacted by Denver police who indicated that Patterson might be in possession of child pornography. After a search warrant

was carried out at his home, Patterson was arrested. Patterson started teaching at Mandalay in August 2011, and taught at Wheat Ridge Middle School from August 2009 until he transferred to Patterson Mandalay. He also taught at North High School in Denver. Anyone with information on Patterson should contact Detective Lovejoy at 303-9877111.

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Mobile spay/neuter clinic begins Foothills Animal Shelter, with support from the Animal Assistance Foundation, is launching a new mobile spay/neuter program called A Simple Fix. The shelter’s large mobile unit will host 24 clinics within the community through June 2013. In partnership with Jefferson County Animal Control, Westminster Animal Management and Wheat Ridge Animal Control, these clinics will provide subsidized spay/neuter services. The clinic will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information and a schedule of clinic stops is available online at www.foothillsanimalshelter.org/simplefix. Payment can be made with cash or credit cards: $60 for dogs and $20 for cats. Animals can be checked in at 7:30 a.m. and picked up

by 4 p.m. the same day. The next clinic date will be Friday, Aug. 17, at the Fruitdale Park’s Off-Leash Dog Park, 4700 Miller St., Wheat Ridge.

Share the Trail event Jeffco Open Space will hold events through August and September to celebrate safe and enjoyable trail experiences for all. Joining Open Space in promoting responsible riding and trail etiquette are Open Space volunteers, Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) members and Wheat Ridge Cyclery. The next Share the Trail event will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Deer Creek Park in Littleton. COMBA will offer a beginner ride. For more details, see www.comba.org.


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Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller “The Dark Knight Rises,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM & © DC Comics. Ron Phillips

Nolan respects history of Batman Batman trilogy completed with ‘Dark Knight Rises’ By Tim Lammers

letters@ourcoloradonews.com In the days leading up to my interview with writer-director Christopher Nolan — which was before the opening and tragic shootings in Aurora — for the epic conclusion of his Batman trilogy with “The Dark Knight Rises,” I stumbled onto an interesting split photo online. In one half, there was Christian Bale’s Batman, captioned with the words, “I never said thank you,” and in the other, there’s a picture of Nolan that said, “And you’ll never have to.” Of course, anybody who’s followed Nolan’s Batman films, which began in 2005 with “Batman Begins,” knows those are the words that concluded the movie — words that almost seem prophetic today given the enormity of the Batman legend, and the honor it’s been of the revered filmmaker to have the opportunity to tell his stories in the first place. “Taking on a great pop icon like Batman — and there are not many of them who’ve been around as long as he has — it’s a huge privilege and a massive responsibility,” Nolan said. “You’ve got all kinds of people all over the world hugely invested in who that character is, so you have to be true to the essence of that.” Of course, with the responsibility, Nolan said you have to respect that huge core of fans’ feelings about the character. Ultimately, though, his job is to do what he feels right as a filmmaker to tell the story in “The Dark Knight Rises.” “We went into the film knowing, yes, the fans have a lot of passionate feelings about these characters, and that’s the reason we’re doing it. So that’s a great driving force. But we also went into it with, what I think the fans want more than anything — a sincere attempt to make a great mov-

ie. That’s what does the character justice,” Nolan said. “It might not have been the film somebody else would have made, but Batman’s sustained all kinds of interpretations over the years. It’s one of the things that contributes to his history as a great character. This is our telling of the story, and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is our conclusion of it.” “The Dark Knight Rises” picks up eight years after the conclusion of “The Dark Knight,” where Batman (Christian Bale) is branded a fugitive after assumes the blame for the death of Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent. Within that time frame, at least, the strategy has worked. With the truth about what really happened kept under wraps by Batman and Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), the city rallies to thwart criminals under the anti-crime Dent Act; that is, until two new figures emerge: the mysterious cat burglar Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and the ominous, masked strongman Bane (Tom Hardy) -- whose brute-force reign of terror over Gotham forces Batman out of hiding. Finding that perfect story for the third film certainly hasn’t been easy for Nolan. After his second Batman film, “The Dark Knight,” went on to become one of the biggest films of all time in 2008 and amassed more than a $1 billion at the worldwide box office, the fans’ long-awaited expectation levels for Nolan’s third and final Batman film with “The Dark Knight Rises” have soared through the roof. No doubt exciting them even more was the dizzying success of his flawless mindbender “Inception,” which earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination in 2011. After the haunting performance by Heath Ledger that earned the late actor a

posthumous Oscar, Nolan said the key to “The Dark Knight Rises” was finding a villain that would provide something different than the psychological terror the Joker imposed upon Batman and the citizens of Gotham in “The Dark Knight.” “What we knew after the end of the second film was that we had an ending for the third. We knew where Bruce Wayne’s story was going, but then we had to construct the tale that would get us there. We needed to find an antagonist for Batman who would primarily be a physical adversary,” Nolan said. “We didn’t want to tread on anything Heath had done with the Joker. We wanted to do something that we hadn’t done before, which was to put Batman opposite an adversary who could trade blows with him. We wanted to provide a very palpable tension in the audience of not knowing who’s going to win that fight.” Having worked with Hardy on “Inception,” Nolan knew the actor was the perfect person to embody the rock-solid, venom-fueled crime figure — and beyond. “I think that Tom Hardy has done with the character is going to be frightening and unsettling to people in a way they really haven’t experienced before,” Nolan said. The great thing is, Nolan added, Hardy doesn’t only bring menace to the role with his physical presence, but through his expressive eyes. More than half of Bane’s face is covered with an apparatus that helps him sustain his strength, so communication through his eyes was tantamount to make Bane an effective character. They are the windows to Bane’s soul, after all, and that soul is severely damaged. “This is a tormented soul, and he’s taking that torment and making sure everybody else on the planet feels that, too,” Nolan said. “When you work with a talent like Tom Hardy, you know you have a re-

ally unique thing going, so I was very, very keen in convincing him to take on this role. What I knew he’d respond to and he did, was the good news and bad news of it all.” Nolan recalled saying to Hardy, “The good news being, ‘We’ve got a great character for you to take on,’ and the bad news is, ‘You’re going to have to cover your face, and you’re only going to have your eyes, eyebrows and voice to work with. You you’re going to have to terrify people with that. You’re going to have to find an intent of malevolence that really makes people quake in their seats.’ Tom saw the fun of that and just went for it.” On the flip side, Nolan said he saw in Hathaway a pair of two “very important facets to her great talent” that would result in the performance he needed from her. “She can project a very minutely-observed psychological characterization. She can build a character from the ground-up in a very realistic way the best film acting requires,” Nolan said. “Yet, she can go on a stage and entertain 1,000 people, and fill a room with her energy and her vibrancy.” The combination of those sensibilities, Nolan said, is exactly what’s needed for the dual role, essentially of Selina Kyle and her alter-ego, Catwoman. “She’s playing a real character in a grounded universe that we’re trying to create, yet she’s taking on an iconic status, so you need those two things to play both sides,” Nolan said. “It’s very rare that you can find an actress who can do both things.”

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Legacy’s John “Gib” Hyatt, left, chases down a ball against Peak to Peak’s Ryan Urwiller July 25 during the Colorado High School Coaches Association All State soccer game at Shea Stadium. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen | ckuhlen@ourcoloradonews.com

Hyatt enjoys final prep showing Legacy graduate among competitors in All-state boys soccer game By Craig Harper

sports@ourcoloradonews.com HIGHLANDS RANCH - Seconds before the end of their final soccer match as teammates in 2012, Legacy graduate John Hyatt gave Andrew Sierra a perfect feed down the right side, leaving the former Grandview player with only the goalkeeper to beat. Alas, Sierra’s shot went wide-right, the final opportunity for the Black squad to cut into the White’s 3-1 lead in last Wednesday’s Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State boys soccer game at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch. “That was my club teammate,’’ Hyatt said. “We had a little laugh about it.’’ Before officially ending his high school career in the All-State Game, Hyatt played with Sierra on the Colorado Storm elite team earlier this summer. The Storm won the state cup and qualified for regionals in Arizona, but didn’t make it out of the group. The All-State experience capped a successful senior high school year for Hyatt, an outside midfielder who now will take his game - and his considerable brainpower - to southern California. Hyatt will attend Claremont McKenna College and play NCAA Division III soccer for Claremont. Though he went scoreless in the AllState game - Doherty’s Trenton Thiefoldt got the Black on the scoreboard by converting a penalty kick with 9:36 left

in the second half - as well as Legacy’s final game in the state tournament, Hyatt’s selection was well-deserved and a tribute to the Lightning’s stellar season. Hyatt tied fellow senior Tanor Rainwater for the team lead in goals (10) and was first in points (24) as Legacy went 12-5-1 and notched two upsets as the No. 27 seed in the state tournament before falling to eventual champion Denver East 1-0. “It was definitely a good high school year,’’ Hyatt said. “It was a good way to end high school after a few frustrating seasons before that. My first two years on varsity we had losing records. But my senior year we had a strong class and we had a good record and good run.’’ He received interest from Indiana University and Harvard at the top college level, but decided on Claremont McKenna. Hyatt said he also was recruited by Division III schools Oberlin and Tufts. Credit Storm coach Rafa Amaya with an assist in connecting Hyatt with CMS coach Dan Calichman. The two played professional soccer together, and “(Amay) knew I wanted to go out of state for soccer,’’ Hyatt said. “I’m glad I ended up there.’’ Claremont McKenna is part of a consortium of five small, private schools located about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. They combine for athletic teams. Hyatt, who said graduated in the top 5 percent of his 2012 senior class at Legacy, plans to study economics

Players from across the area joined together July 25 for the Colorado High School Coaches Association All State soccer game at Shea Stadium. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen | ckuhlen@ourcoloradonews.com

paired with a language in college. Holy Family was scheduled to be represented in the All-State game, but senior-to-be Preston Arguello, the team’s second-leading scorer last season, suffered an ankle injury during practice for the Black squad and did not attend the game. Arguello probably will miss the first 2-3 weeks of the upcoming high school season for new coach Kathy Hogan, who replaces Jim Schuster following a 15-3-1 season in which the Tigers reached the 3A semifinals. Holy Family also returns Alexander Toderica, the state’s leading scorer in 2011 with 93 points and 37 goals. George Connolly, Holy Family’s girls head coach, was a late All-State Game replacement for Denver East’s Beth Hinz to help coach the victorious boys

White team with Evergreen’s Peter Jeans. Connolly said he probably will assist Hogan with the boys’ team this fall. The two worked together on the girls’ side for over a decade. “She’ll help (with the girls’ team) in the spring,’’ Connolly said. “That’s what’s nice: she can do both.’’ Connelly and Jens’ White team dominated the All-State game, led by Cherry Creek’s Karsten Hamlin, who scored the first two goals. Air Academy’s Mark Dotseth answered Thiefoldt’s goal for the final 3-1 score. Connelly downplayed his role in the White win, noting, “You don’t have to coach in an all-star game; there’s a lot of skill out there. (We looked more organized) but a lot of that was just skill.’’


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BROOMFIELD - Standing on a practice field last Friday afternoon, Legacy football coach Wayne Voorhees watched as a handful of his varsity players worked with several dozen future players at the Lightning’s annual football camp. Voorhees was talking about the mission that he and his coaches hope to accomplish with the youth who attend the camp. He joked that maybe now his players understand that coaching is a little more difficult than it looks. “It gets them thinking and understanding fundamentals,” Voorhees said. “What’s kind of funny is some of them have started to see what we actually go through on a daily basis because they’ve been coaching and helping out.” With the first official day of fall practice set for Aug. 13, the Legacy camp gets everybody into football mode. The first game is Aug. 31 against Bear Creek at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. “From the start of the summer we’ve been in that football mode,” Legacy senior-to-be Travis Baum said. “Being out here has been really getting us in the

spirit.” While Legacy has put on a football camp each summer for the past decade, this is only the fourth year of it being a contact camp. Players ages 8-14 can attend, and while numbers were down this summer, Voorhees still estimated about 65 players attended the five-day event. “Our biggest thing is fundamentals. We want to teach kids fundamentals,” Voorhees said. “We take the kids through every position on the football field so everybody has a chance to be a receiver, everybody has a chance to be a running back, linebacker, DB.” A number of the players who help out came up through the camp themselves. It gives the players a chance to give back while having some fun with kids who could one day be on the Legacy roster. “I used to come to this camp, and I feel like it helped me a lot, coming and seeing all the high schoolers here,” offensive lineman Aaron Montoya said. “It actually helped me become who I am.” Voorhees said the young campers have a chance to connect with varsity players who they’ll watch this fall. “They’re kind of their heroes, and they want to see them play,” Voorhees said.

Legacy High School’s Jake Bublitz works with young campers at the annual youth tackle football camp held last week at Legacy High School in Broomfield. Photo by Pam Wagner “The first day we had them out here with their 7-on-7 jerseys on so they could relate the kid to their number. We’re hoping some of them will come to our games and see some of our kids.” The Lightning finished 4-6 in the 2011 season and lost in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs to Grandview. Despite taking some hits to gradua-

tion, Legacy returns some good talent this fall. “We just want to be better than we have in the past,” Baum said. “We’re just trying to get a winning record and at least win that first game in the playoffs.” “We have great talent on this team,” Montoya added. “It’s going to be great to see what we can do on the field.”

Franklin off to golden start at Games Regis star finishes first in 100 back By Ed Klajman

sports@ourcoloradonews.com LONDON - Missy Franklin’s once-ina-lifetime summer adventure is off to a blazing start at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Three days into the swimming competition, Franklin had already picked up her first Olympic gold, winning the women’s 100-meter backstroke on Monday, to go along with a bronze she captured in the women’s 4X100 relay the day before. Franklin won the 100 back in 58.33 seconds, edging Emily Seebohm of Australia (58.68) and Aya Terakawa of Japan (58.83). “It’s incredible. I dreamt about it all my life and I can’t believe it happened at 17 (years old),” Franklin said about winning the gold. “I cannot put it into words, it’s incredible. I still feel like I am in a dream and someone has to pinch me.” Her gold-winning performance came after a whirlwind first few days before she even started competing, which can be quite taxing, even on someone like Franklin whose boundless energy has become legendary in the swimming world. “It’s definitely hard,” said the Regis

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Jesuit High School senior-to-be at Team USA’s pre-competition press conference. “This week has been so exciting, going to France for the first time, coming to the Olympics for the first time. When we arrived to pick up our uniforms, I was literally bouncing off the walls. I know I have lot of energy but I know when I have to conserve it until, which is just before I race.” The Centennial resident added that it has been important to get a lot of guidance from the strong U.S. swimming team support system around her, especially coach Teri McKeever. “I’ve reached out to everyone. Teri’s done a great job of getting the veterans and rookies together. I felt so prepared. It makes me so much more comfortable while I’m here.” Franklin was also asked about the tragic shootings that occurred near her home on the eve of the Games. “Even though it was 3 a.m., I called my mom. She was still up. It was so senseless. I’m hoping for a lot of fun here to make up for the tough summer Colorado’s just had,” she said. As for her first taste of competition, the 17-year-old known as “Missy the Missile” was excited that it came in a relay, where she could share the experience with teammates. But at the same

time, she said it was odd because she didn’t have the routine of a morning swim in advance. It meant her first swim of these Games was the 4X100 final on the first night. “It’s really weird having a first race be a final. I’m not used to that. But it was so exciting and so much fun,” she said, explaining that she was full of anticipation and a bit nervous, which is to be expected. “You always have those first race nerves, but having it be a final made me more excited because I knew it would be a full crowd,” said Franklin, who got her start in the sport with the Heritage Green Gators. “I was going out there for one chance and one chance only and I think we did great.” Australia won the gold in the event, with the world champion Dutch coming second. Day two brought the heats for the 100 backstroke in the morning, followed by the semifinals at night. She advanced comfortably to Monday night’s final, although she didn’t finish first. Australian rival Seebohm finished ahead of her, setting an Olympic record in doing so. “It was awesome, I am so happy,” Franklin said after the semis. “Watching Emily break the Olympic record was

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Just Details Cleaning Service

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

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

Arterra Landscape Renovations & New Landscaping, CO Registered Landscape Architect Call today 720-436-6340 NEW AGE TREE CARE We do tree Trimming/Removal, Shrub Care and Planting. ISA Certified Arborist 720-448-8626

Lawn/Garden Services $$$ 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

Heavy Hauling, Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Electricians

Landscaping/Nurseries

Trash & Junk Removal We take what your trash man won't. Branches, mattresses, appliances, reasonable rates & prompt service 720-333-6832

Heating/ Air Conditioning Do All Heating & Air 303-906-4276 see my ad in the Home Improvement Guide Great Pricing On Lennox furnaces, overstocked air conditioners. We service all brands (303)530-1254 grafnerheatingandcoolingllc.com Grafner Heating & Cooling LLC

House Cleaning DEL'S HOUSEKEEPING * Residential * Dependable * Reliable. * Bonded & Insured $20/hr. Del @ 303-548-5509 Dependable Independent Housekeeping Tailored to your cleaning needs. Excellent references. Call Tracy 303-903-9724

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

The Real McCoy Painting Interior/Exterior Free Estimates 303-324-9458 therealmccoypainting.com

An exp. company now offering mowing, aeration, fertilizing, weed control, cust. triming, lndscping. Jim 303-424-1832 www.keepinitgreeninc.com Nelson Construction Inc. Roof repair. 30+ yrs. exp. No job too big or too small. 303-425-0231 Nelson Construction Inc. Roof repair. 30+ yrs. exp. No job too big or too small. 303-425-0231

30 yrs experienced brick layer. Patios, brick laying, block work, pavers, & tile work. Brick fireplaces & chimneys. Call Matt (303)4193424

Medical

Just Sprinklers. See my ad in the home improvement guide. 303-425 6861

Sprinklers with Integrity. See my ad in the professional service guide. 720-266-9968

Plumbing

Tree Service

ALAN Urban Plumbing: New, Remodel, Repair, Heating, A/C & Boilers, Camera & Locating Drain Cleaning. (303)423-5122 Dirty Jobs Done Dirt Cheap Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs, Free phone Quotes 720-308-6696. 24/7 Front Range Plumbing For all your plubming needs. Commercial/Residential Free Estimates (303)451-1971 www.frontrangeplumbing.com JK Plumbing see my ad in the service directory. 303-467-9999

Remodeling

Masonry

Professional Junk Removal Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 303319-6783 www.RubbishWorks.com/Denver

Pop & Sons Drywall & Painting 35 Years Experience. Free Estimates 720-345-4814

* 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

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

Colorado Tree & Shrubbery Specialists. See my ad in the Home Improvement Guide. 303-431-4155 Majestic Tree Service 720-231-5954 Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Fence Installation Stump Grinding Free Estimates

Roofing/Gutters Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters All types roofs-installs, repairs and certifications. Aluminum seamless gutters. Since 1952 (303)984-0481 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

Spinal Adjustment $25.00. David Goodfield 720-540-7700 see my ad in the Professional Service Guide

Window Services

See my ad in the professional service guide. 303-987-2086

Solshine Window Tinting. See my ad in the Professional Service Guide. 720-219-4998

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 A Quality Painting. Long lasting interior & exterior. Over 40yrs. experience. References and guarantee available. Call Frank 303-420-0669

ABC ROOFING, INC. Roofing-Repairs Flat/Shingle, FREE Est. 303-452-1876 Roofing: Shingles, Flat Roofs, Roof Leak Repairs. 35 years of experience. Free estimates. Butch Metzler (303)422-8826

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APEX PAINT Commercial, Residential, Apts, Int & Ext. Repairs & Remodels. We Use top Quality Product, Free Estimates 303-467-3166 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 DEEDON'S PAINTING 30 years exp. Interior & Exterior painting. Refs. 303-466-4752 DLM PAINT 20 years in Jeffco All phase incl acoustic (popcorn) Ceiling Removal & Retexture Fast Reasonable Estimates Insured & Many Refs 720-314-8105 PAINTER 30yrs. Int/Ext. Free Est. (303)423-5465

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S & H Heating and Air Conditioning is a family-owned company doing business in the Denver area for 65 years with the same phone number the entire time! We specialize in quality installation, clean and efficient work and fair pricing. We don’t have a salesman so we don’t need to charge any commission. There are available rebates of up to $2500 on a full system. Now is the time to call Von or Chase Honnecke at 303-733-7040 for a friendly, accurate and current bid. Don’t let the summer heat get you down.

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Broomfield 1168 OPAL St -201 $154,500 Beautiful Penthouse End Unit 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo Overlooking Open Space and Park! All appliances included! Detached 1 Car Garage! Washer and Dryer in the Condo, so no more hauling your laundry to the laundry mat! Great Location in Broomfield! Community Pool! Clubhouse! Fitness! Near bike/walking paths! Community Parks! Move In ready! Come see your new home! For your personal tour call Brandon @ 720-323-5839 or Ruth @ 303-667-0455

Broomfield 1425 W 12TH Ave. $409,995 Beautiful open floor plan ranch style home with breath taking mountain views! New Granite Counter Tops! This home features deisgner touches + hardwood floors, high ceilings, formal dining, large kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2&1/2 car garage, finished basement, backs to open space, large deck, gorgeous fenced yard, in a wonderful neighborhood! The incredible mountain views can be viewed from the kitchen, breakfast nook, family room and master bedroom! Walking distance to the grocery store, restuarant, banks etc. Welcome home! For your personal tour call Brandon @ 720-323-5839 or Ruth @ 303-667-0455

COMING SOON: Large Custom home with Carriage house in quiet Arvada neighborhood. Perfect for extended families or on – site rental. Under $800,000 Call Matt 720-255-4663 ReMax Alliance

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

Henderson 10250 E 120th Ave. $120,000 RV and / or Semi Truck Parking! Short Sale Opportunity Here! Great Potential! Large Lot! No HOA! Up to 3 Bedrooms! Large Out Building! Buyer Must Provide CHASE Pre-Qual Letter or Proof of Funds with Offer. Ceiling Fan,No Covenants,Eating Sp/Kit,Fence,Fix-Up,Garden Area,Park Addl Off St,Refrigerator, Self-Clean Oven,Stove/Range/Ovn,Wndw Cover,W/W Carpet. For your personal tour call Brandon @ 720 -323-5839 or Ruth @ 303-667-0455

Rentals

PRE-PURCHASE Main Line Inspections. Please visit www.fowlerpipeservices.com (303)463-6730

Apartments Arvada:1bd apt. $625/mo. Utilities paid. Near 52nd & Wads. No pets. Call for details. 303-918-6937

Private 1bd apt. Ground level. New carpet & tile, utilities included $650/mo. + security deposit, no pets. 142nd & York. Easy access to 1-25. 303-457-9999 Westminster 9217 VRAIN Ct. $275,000 Mountain Views! Beautiful open floor plan ranch style home in the highly desired High Point area. Adult Community! All appliances included. Newer Carpet. Great Location! Vaulted Ceilings! 2 Car Garage! Covered Patio overlooks the Rocky Mountains! Large Master bedroom! Basement is finished beautifully, + great storage or a great workshop! Secure your future in this great neighborhood! For your personal tour call Ruth@ 303667-0455

SENIOR HOUSING Westminster Commons, a subsidized senior/handicap apartment home, is now accepting applications for residency. These well-maintained 1 bedroom units are conveniently located near 76th & Federal. Please call 303-428-2786 for an application or information. BISHOP REALTY & MANAGEMENT 303-922-6333

Want To Live in a Garden Bradburn Gardens 7545 Bradburn Blvd., Westminster

Westmister 10795 Zuni Dr $315,000 Beautiful Ranch Style Patio Home! Highly Desired Legacy Ridge Neighborhood. The home features main floor living at its best! Family, Dining, Kitchen, Laundry and Master Bedroom all on main floor! Fully finished basement features 2 bedrooms, bathroom and large open area for game room, additional family room or whatever you need! The kitchen features breakfast nook, gas stove, and opens to dining room and family room. Fall in love with this wonderful home today! For your personal tour please call Ruth @ 303-667-0455 or Brandon @ 720-323-5839

Onsite Laundry & Children's Playground 1bdr w/hookups $629/mo w/o hookups $639/mo. 2bdr w/hookups $738/mo. w/o hookups $748/mo. Heat, water, sewer & trash paid. No Pets call 303-430-9566 or 303-396-9973

Homes Wheat Ridge Awesome Deal $995/mo. + dep. Super lg 3BD/2BA duplex w/lg Bonus room. Water, trash & lawn Service paid. Near parks & walking distance to Prospect Elem. NO PETS 36th & Parfet St. Call 303-202-9153

Condos/Townhomes Available immediately! 2bdr, 2ba in the laid back Ponderosa Ridge condos in Lakewood. The unit is unfirnished and has brand new wood floors, carpet, new applkances and has been freshly painted. Pool and laundry on site. 10 minutes from downtown. Rent includes water, trash, and sewer. NO PETS. $800 deposit and first months rent due at move in. Call Chris at 303-815-6243

WHAT ARE THE CLOSING COSTS WHEN I BUY A HOME?

Misc. for Rent

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

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

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

Office Rent/Lease ARVADA, central. Small office starting at $125 or up to 3000sf. Internet option. General office, retail, medical, dental. 303-475-9567

Storage/Warehouse LOVELY homes, quiet streets, great neighborhoods, DEALS; See pictures. www.viewarvadahomes.com Re/Max Alliance We Buy Houses & Condos CASH PAID FAST any condition Call Bill 303-799-0759

We are community.

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

Please Lakewood Recycle this10x20 Publication when Finished 1 car garage in private fenced area. $150/month, $50 deposit (303)989-4607

Manufactured/Mobile Homes *Lakewood New 2012 Mobile Home 3bdr, 2ba Lakewood Park $38,500 move in ready. Call Barbara 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754 BRAND NEW 2012 2bdr, 2ba Lakewood Park $35,900. Call Barbara 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754

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Academy Riding Stables

Cave of the Winds Challenge Unlimited-Pikes Peak by Bike

Pikes Peak Country

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Cripple Creek Heritage Center Echo Canyon River Expeditions

Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Garden of the Gods Trading Post

Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Ghost Town Museum

Historic Manitou Springs Historic Old Colorado City Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater John May Museum

Manitou Clif f Dwellings Miramont Castle Museum Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

North Pole / Santa’s Workshop Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain Pikes Peak Cog Railway ProRodeo Hall of Fame Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Royal Gorge Scenic Railway Seven Falls The Western Museum of Mining & Industry

The fires are over and all attractions are open for business in Colorado’s beautiful and diverse Pikes Peak Region.

Florissant Fossil Beds

Historic Monument Merchants Mueller State Park Dome Rock Mule Creek Outfitters May Natural History Museum Old Colorado City History Museum Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Air Force Academy Visitors Center Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

We ask our readers to join together and pay a visit to this region and help jump-start this area’s economy so affected by the fires.

Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine Pikes Peak Heritage Center The Butte Theater Gazebo at Green Mountain Falls Pikes Peak Region Memorial Wall Victor Trading Company The Historic Victor Hotel Tarryall River Ranch American Eagles Overlook

There is so much to do and it is as close to home as ever. We think you will find its scenic mountain vistas, cultural life, history and attractions engaging and invigorating.

M Lazy C Ranch

Woodland Park Teller County Farmers Market

WELCOME!!

Cripple Creek Victor Lost Burro Camping and Lodging Eleven Mile Reservoir

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Cripple Creek District Museum American Eagle Overlook Bear Creek Nature Center FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.TriLakesChamber.com www.WoodlandParkChamber.com www.VisitCrippleCreek.com www.Pikes-Peak.com/ListAttractions www.VisitCOS.com

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