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2 Hire
a Vet
7 South
13 Dining
Cheeky Monk
11 Ten Tanks of
The Art Garage in
Park Hill is packing
more creativity into an
already diverse neigh-
Located across
Kearney Street from an
actual Auto Garage, the
Art Garage at first
glance appears to be a
gas station or conve-
nient store. That’s
because founder Barb
McKee took an old fill-
ing station and turned
it into a space for not
one, but two businesses.
When McKee’s not
using the small but flex-
ible space, another
public art company,
Surface Strategy, LLC
makes use of it.
But most often it
houses classrooms.
With a team of profes-
sional teachers of
varying art skills, McKee
offers classes for anyone
interested, beginning at
age three. Past and cur-
rent classes have
included ceramics, junk
art, watercolor, draw-
ing, sculpture—and
even music and writ-
“I really enjoy that a
lot of things happen
through word of
mouth,” McKee said,
referencing the way
new classes are often
suggested and discussed
before coming to frui-
tion. Part of her goal in
by Kelli yoder
Nov-Dec 2008 publ i shed monthl y Stapleton, Lowry, Park Hill, and North Aurora Issue 12 Vol 2





















The Art Garage at 6100 East 23d Avenue is home to two separate businesses
and the space is often used as a classroom where professional artists teach a
variety of visual art classes
Art Garage services
Park Hill
Denver to use
fed funds to
buy foreclosed
Tower Ledger
By THe ToWer LedGer
The Hickenlooper admin-
istration has proposed
directing $6.1 million in fed-
eral aid to help neighborhoods
affected by abandoned and
foreclosed homes. The
money is intended to slow
the erosion of home values
and neighborhood quality
created by the epidemic of
In July, following months
of wrangling about how to
stabilize the home market,
Congress passed and the
President signed into law the
Housing and economic
recovery Act. A portion of
the law directs $3.92 billion
in emergency assistance
grants (known as the
Neighborhood Stabilization
Program) to state and local
governments with the great-
est need for redevelopment
of abandoned and foreclosed
homes and residential prop-
erties. The U.S. department
of Housing and Urban
development (HUd) devel-
oped a funding formula for
distribution based on the
following criteria: "the num-
ber and percentage of home
foreclosures; the number
and percentage of homes
financed by a subprime
mortgage related loan; the
number and percentage of
homes in default or delin-
According to denver's
plan for spending the money,
"in addition to Green Valley
ranch, Montbello and
Westwood, the city will con-
sider opportunities to invest
in West Colfax, Villa Park,
Barnum, Mar Lee, and
Athmar Park in southwest
denver." Green Valley
ranch, Westwood and
Montbello have the highest
rates of foreclosure. The city
will use the federal funds for
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Grand Hyatt
Nov-Dec 2008 Tower Ledger
By Bill Ritter, Jr.
Some memories never fade. They stay
with you long after the sun has set, long after
your surroundings have changed … long
after the world has become a different place.
It doesn’t matter how long ago the events of
war took place to those who lived through
the conflict. For those who went to war
and came back, a part of them will forever
remain in that place where those memories
were made.
on November 11, America pays tribute
to the millions of brave men and women
who have answered the call of duty. Some
are still with us, others are not. regardless
of the decade or the years in which they
served, their service to the country shaped
and changed their lives. They left their
homes and their loved ones. Many put their
career and their education on hold. They
endured tremendous hardships, were placed
in the most inhospitable places and placed
their lives in harm’s way – all in the name
of freedom. Across the span of time, they
were willing to stand up for the values that
our forefathers, in turn, gave their lives to
Their service to country changed their
lives but it also changed our lives. The free-
dom and the democracy we enjoy today was
hard won by these successive generations
of soldiers who fought against tyranny and
defended our country. We owe them all a
debt, one that we may never fully be able to
repay. What they have done for us and for
the Americans that followed in their foot-
steps deserves our thanks and our gratitude.
How do you adequately thank someone
for such a tremendous sacrifice? Here is one
good way. We have nearly 450,000 veterans
in Colorado today, some of whom are strug-
gling to find a job despite their outstanding
skills and experience. The way we can thank
those veterans who have interrupted their
lives and often suffered physical or emotional
injury in defense of our freedom is to ensure
that when they return home, they are wel-
comed, respected -- and employed.
I have signed a proclamation proclaim-
ing November to be “Hire a Veteran First
Month” in Colorado. I am encouraging
employers statewide to hire as many veterans
as possible, and not only during this month
in which our thoughts turn to veterans, but
as a long-term matter of policy.
When leaving military service, having a
job can make all the difference for veterans
and their families. So if you are an employer,
take part in “Hire a Veteran Month,” and
hire a veteran this month, next month, or
whenever you have the opportunity. If you
have employees who are called to active
duty, make sure their jobs are waiting for
them when they return. Let that be your
thanks for their service. employers who hire
veterans will tell you that it is not merely a
way of saying thanks, but see it as an invest-
ment. Veterans know what it means to work
hard. The leadership, sense of teamwork and
discipline they bring to a job is what every
employer needs.
There is also another way to thank a
veteran and it is a very simple act. It doesn’t
involve special programs or parades or proc-
lamations. Simply offer them your hand and
thank them for their service. It is the best
way for you to let them know that you recog-
nize what they have done and that it has not
been forgotten or taken for granted.
Gov. Ritter:
Hire a veteran

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subsidies for the acquisition and rehab
of homes in those neighborhoods.
Some critics have charged the city
is essentially wasting the federal dol-
lars by pouring scarce funds into
neighborhoods too far in decline to
benefit from the dollars. Instead, they
propose putting funds into areas
where foreclosures are just now
becoming a problem, in hopes of
stemming the tide of cascading home
loan defaults. Foreclosures in the
hardest hit denver neighborhoods
approach 13%, and the dollars avail-
able to denver would impact less than
1% of the foreclosed homes.
A copy of the plan is on the tow- website.
Public comments regarding the
draft plan will be accepted by the via
email, at [email protected], through November 30.
Following the public comment peri-
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the U.S. department of Housing and
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Nov-Dec 2008 Tower Ledger
Tower Ledger Errata:
In the October issue, a
story on All Things
Renewable erred in
reporting on Lightly
Treading. It should
read that the founder
of Lightly Treading is
Paul Kriescher--not
Sean McVay.
Strengthening Neighborhoods Program
celebrates 11 years of building stronger
In october, over 300 individuals came
together at Bruce randolph School to cel-
ebrate the accomplishments of people who
have helped to build their communities from
the inside out. The group included accoun-
tants, small business owners, doctors, teach-
ers, lawyers, parents, retirees, community
organizers, youth, and artists. Their common
cause: a love for the communities in which
they live and a desire to improve life for their
The unique program that has convened
and supported this diverse group of citizens
is Strengthening Neighborhoods, a program
of The denver Foundation. Strengthening
Neighborhoods’ goals include supporting
positive relationships among residents; sup-
porting resident leaders; helping residents
organize to create change; connecting resi-
dents and resident-led groups across neigh-
borhoods; and bringing new partners to the
work of community building.
In connection with the second of these
goals, the theme of this year’s celebration
was “Leadership at the Grassroots.” Patrick
Horvath, Manager of the Strengthening
Neighborhoods Program (SNP) said, “It is
our honor to celebrate those neighborhood
leaders who step to the front in their commu-
nities to listen, to build consensus, to draw
others into the work of community
change, and to take action on the
large and small issues that make
their communities stronger.”
Community members are encour-
aged to lead within their neighbor-
hoods and are sometimes invited to
serve in leadership capacities on the
SNP Committee. This committee,
which is made up of both trustees
of The denver Foundation Board
and leaders from SNP partner com-
munities, oversees Strengthening
Neighborhoods’ work, sets the
annual budget, and develops SNP’s
long-term vision and the strategic
plan that the staff carries out to
help residents strengthen their communities
from within. The current resident lead-
ers on the Committee include Maria Zubia
and Maria Gonzalez from Commerce City,
Patrick ridgeway from the Sunnyside neigh-
borhood, and Cookie Hansen from original
The Neighborhood Leadership
development Program (NLdP), a nine-
month training
class, is offered
by SNP for
both new and
e s t a b l i s h e d
leaders. over
120 individu-
als, many of
whom were
present at the
annual celebra-
tion, have grad-
uated from the
program since
its inception in
of the program
develop a
project while learning practical leadership
skills, such as creating a strategic plan, how to
plan and run a good meeting, how to manage
conflict, how to recruit a core group of com-
mitted volunteers, how to deal with power
in their community, and how to engage and
develop the next generation of leaders.
Since 2005, a Spanish-language version
of NLdP has been offered each year as well.
These trainings have realized a 50% increase
in participants each year since inception,
with 32 graduates receiving their certificate
at this year’s celebration.
For more information about the
Strengthening Neighborhoods Program or
the Neighborhood Leadership Development
Program, visit or
call 303-300-1790.
Angelle C. Fouther is the Communications
Officer at The Denver Foundation.***
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The Johnson & Wales University Lady
Wildcats basketball team put up big num-
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Mary Flames, Nebraska winning 91-89. It
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durant. The crowd was into it from begin-
ning to end. After entering the half with
the College of St. Mary up 51-50 the
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ity of South Broadway among
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this neighborhood is transforming
itself to become the city’s newest
hot spot. It’s exciting news, both
for long-time establishments that
are denver institutions and for
new and relocated businesses call-
ing SoBo home.
To gain momentum, an innova-
tive group of SoBo business own-
ers and residents are discussing
ways to organize and promote the
corridor. They’ve begun illumi-
nating the corridor at night by
hanging lights on trees to make
the neighborhood feel warm and
Architect Curtis Fentress,
who has run his firm in SoBo for
over a decade and designed the
Watermark Luxury residences in
the Historic Baker Neighborhood,
is involved with the Friends of
SoBo and views this group as a
powerful force that could con-
tinue to grow and attract others’
“Imagine what the area could
be like in the next three years,”
he said. “It’s a thriving, hustling
and bustling corridor, and if we
can get more locals involved, SoBo
will rival many of denver’s favorite
SoBo’s string of pearls includes
unique destinations such as The
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Thoughts & tips
from an old
house lover
There is a lot to celebrate this November.
We have a new president. We have a new
season of good cheer upon us, beginning
with the big turkey day in a few weeks,
and a new perspective on what responsible
spending entails.
But before all this hoopla of cooking,
shopping and trying to figure out how
stretch the buck just a little bit tighter,
I think all cooks out there contemplating
family food fiascos deserve a night out.
And what the heck, since we are all still in a
patriotic mood, the Grand Hyatt restaurant,
1876, named for the year Colorado gained
statehood, seems like a great choice.
Normally I do not get too excited about
hotel food, even AAA, Four diamond
hotels. But rumor had it that 1876’s execu-
tive chef, 33-year- old Tom Baranoucky, was
a cut above the rest. His spectacular fall
menu features great food at great prices.
He created a special Season Menu for $52
a couple offering a three course gourmet
Now that sounds like investing your
breakdown-before-the- holidays-by-taking-
her-to-dinner,” money wisely.
The ambience at the Grand Hyatt is
elegant yet not pretentious. It reflects the
best of the American West with natural
woods, warm colors and a wall of windows
offering panoramic views of the city. Casual
attire is acceptable. one would expect typi-
cal Western comfort food, ie, prime rib,
shrimp scampi, a fish dish with a sprig of
rosemary and a long yawn.
But Baranoucky is one of those born-to-
cook kind of guys. He got the itch to create
in the kitchen from hanging out with his
mom as a kid. His parents were a working
class Lithuanian family from Wisconsin, and
next to sports, family mealtime was the big
production in the household. Interestingly
it was the son in the kitchen helping mom,
not the girls.
By 15 years old Baranoucky had landed
a job at Wulfs Island in the nearby town of
Mequon. There he was the prep cook and
learned all about prime rib, fish frying and
hard work. He was bitten by the basil, so to
say, and the seed of destiny was planted in
his young mind.
After graduating from high school, he
attended college briefly, but dropped out
and announced, to his family’s angst that
he was off to find a cooking career at a ski
resort in Colorado.
“I had worked at this very nice upscale
restaurant after I dropped out; it served
tapas and had very innovative cuisine
for our area. I knew then I had to leave.
I wanted to travel and explore the whole
international cuisine thing. I knew I needed
to be somewhere I could be exposed to
great chefs.”
That someplace was Keystone, Colorado,
where Baranoucky began working at the
prestigious Alpenglow Stube. From there
he entered the Colorado Mountain College
culinary program and apprenticed with Chef
Jesse llapitan from Vail Cascade and resort
Spa for three years. He then moved on to
become the sous chef at the Laguna Beach
ritz Carlton in orange County, California.
He worked his way back to denver to work
at Mirepoix with Chef Bryan Moscatello,
named Best New Chef in America in 2003
by Food and Wine.
“I was on a roll,” said Baranoucky.
“But the hours are hard and the work
can be grueling so I took a break in 2006
and went to work at Whole Foods as a fish
monger,” laughed Baranoucky. There he
learned about organics, fish profiles and
healthy food markets. But the slower pace
of working in retail food sales was not able
to capture the heart of the adventurous
chef. By october of 2007 he was longing for
his first love and the fast lane. He needed
to be on the front lines again and began to
seek out restaurants where he could engage
in his passion for creative cooking.
Luckily for 1876, when Baranoucky
began to search out new horizons, they had
an opening for a chef of his caliber. He liked
their menu but wanted to totally revamp
and rejuvenate the whole taste experience
of the hotel’s restaurant.
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even if that standard was already top
of the line. I like to make all my own
stocks; if I cook venison I make my glazes
with venison stock, if I cook polenta I use
a corn stock not a chicken stock or water.
If I want something sweet on the chicken
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make tomato water for the horseradish jelly
we use in our cocktail sauce now.”
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If you have ever wanted to
see your artwork exhibited in a
museum, now’s your chance. The
new “pop-up” denver Community
Museum, located at the base of
the Millennium Bridge, 1610 Little
raven Street Suite 120, showcases
submissions from the local commu-
nity. every month or so, the muse-
um issues a Community Challenge
describing a creative project and
participants interpret the challenge
however they please.
The first exhibit, called “The
Missing Map” featured various
interpretations of a globe. My
personal favorite was a series of
small paper spheres hanging from
a paper parasol and decorated
by second and third-grade stu-
dents from the Friends School in
Boulder. Another was a series of
11 paper globes formed of Google
maps of the artist’s previous neigh-
Not all of the artists thought of
the traditional globe shape. Jesse
Howard of City Park South sub-
mitted a flat paper pattern for
a globe and SamAnTha Schmitz,
from the City Park neighborhood,
used a map of New Mexico drawn
by her cartographer grandfather to
form a torso.
The museum is the brainchild
of denver freelance writer Jaime
Kopke. on a trip to New york,
she noticed the phenomenon of
temporary retail stores that pop up
to generate excitement for a par-
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about modern furniture and prod-
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dependence on fossil fuels stops when
we say it does. We are the ones consuming
and consuming and we must either take a
stand or quit complaining. early this year
I decided to set a gas consumption goal to
reduce dramatically my role in fossil fuel
use. The goal has been to fill my jeep only
10 times in an entire calendar year and
nearing the end,
I am on pace to
complete this
What began
as a mere thought
turned into an
obsession and my
c o n s u mp t i o n
awareness has
been heightened
to new levels as a
result. each tick of the odometer, each rev
of the engine, and every tank filled became
actions I noticed and dreaded. on the
other side each step took, trip avoided, and
alternative transportation method utilized
makes me smile with victory.
Who knows how much gasoline they
use annually? I do, now.
Beginning with a fill-up January 10th
of this year the challenge was on. The first
tank cost $38 and lasted 40 days. After
some calculations I realize I will need to do
this well or better to make it the remaining
315 days on 9 tanks of gas. even though
the average would be 35 days per tank and
I had just beaten that I knew trips would
be coming in the summer into the moun-
tains and 40 days per tank would get
harder and harder.
As with all goals people set, they are
never as real as when you spread the word
to your family and friends. This act of
public confession is what solidifies the goal
and though the end result may not be a big
deal to anyone but you, your friends will
not forget that you set out to do it and they
will certainly not forget whether you were
successful or not. This particular goal was
longer term than most like to think of so
there were not many reactions other than
“oh.” or “Good luck with that.”
To accomplish this, steps need to be
taken to ensure that I do not use too much
gas because if I lose sight of the goal it will
be doomed to failure. The bus to work will
have to become an every day occurrence
instead of the occasional trip up in the
jeep. This alone will save me 70 miles each
time I choose the bus and with mileage at
around 22 miles per gallon there was no
room for a 70 mile trip. Now, I know the
bus uses gas too, and much more of it, but
there are 80 of us on the bus and only me
in my car; plus the bus is traveling, with or
without me.
The bus stop is a mere 1.2 miles away
and though this is not far to drive, it is not
that far to walk either, so a walkin’ I will go
on a few occasions. riding a bike is anoth-
er means to the bus stop so that will enter
the mix, too, of means to curb gas con-
on days off, it is walk or ride every-
where possible which turns out to be most
places. Public transportation is another
option, but I knew very little about it.
After some research I utilized the rTd
busses that are easy to use, but buses cost a
bit more than I
woul d have
I must be
honest that my
wife has a car and
on longer trips
we drive her car
instead of the
jeep. This is less
related to my gas
goal and more
because her car is ten years newer and has
a 1/3 the amount of miles and gets half
again as many miles per gallon as the jeep,
but still it must be considered.
Tank number four filled on May 4th
cost $49.80 as prices continued to rise. So
far so good with over four months down
and 3 tanks used up. yet, it was still
sketchy whether the jeep and I could make
it though.
By the end of summer, prices have
soared to $3.98 a gallon and my tank is
costing $58 to fill. As luck would have it, I
have chosen the perfect year to test myself.
The price of oil and gasoline is a major
topic of discussion and speculation as to
why the cost has risen so high so fast.
People have begun to react and the con-
sumption levels are actually leveling off
and even dropping slightly in some areas.
This fact is what makes me realize that I
fully support high gas prices because once
you effect someone’s wallet they will listen.
Tell them the human species will end if we
continue on the current path of destruc-
tion and overuse and you get very little
reaction; but tell them it will cost more to
drive their car and suddenly they under-
stand exactly what you mean.
At time of print I am on the fumes of
my 8th tank and will be filling up gas tank
number 9 this coming week. This still gives
me two full tanks to make the end of the
year and I am confident in success even if it
means I park the jeep and walk the final
days in the snow!
While I know this is not the final
answer and really it isn’t even close, it is a
step within everyone’s immediate reach
that would make a difference if we all par-
ticipated. I say power to the people; now
we just have to use it. Who knows, maybe
next year my family will downsize to one
car, and the year after that go solar on the
house, and a year later eat only foods grown
or raised within 100 miles of where we live.
The point is every big idea has small begin-
nings, so let’s all do what we can beginning
today! ***
Each tick of the odometer, each
rev of the engine, and every tank
filled became actions I noticed
and dreaded. On the other side
each step took, trip avoided, and
alternative transportation
method utilized makes me
smile with victory.
Who knows how much gasoline
they use annually? I do, now.
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Subaru has always produced
reliable four-wheel-drive wag-
ons and the new 2009 Forester is
no exception. The advantage of a
vehicle like this is it will function
as a road car, an urban commuter
as well as a mountain car all at the
same time. Though not meant for
true off-roading, the Forester will
make accessible all those favorite
forest roads, trailheads and fishing
holes or get you to the ski lifts safe-
ly. Subaru simply makes vehicles
well suited to the active Colorado
The 2009 model features
Subaru’s 2.5-liter horizontally
opposed four-cylinder engine,
which develops 170 horsepower
and delivers 170 lb.-ft. of torque at
4,400 rpm. That allows the Forester
to accomplish all the above func-
tions while still getting 20-mpg
city and 26 highway. There may
be a learning curve however as we
had trouble getting our average
mileage much over 20 mpg during
a week of city and interstate driv-
The Forester rated five stars in
crash tests for both front and rear
seats in frontal or side impacts. For
rollovers it rated only four stars
and it rates slightly better than
average for its emissions.
One of the nicest features is
the huge power moonroof which
extends well into the back seat,
providing an open-air window to
the skies, another bonus for driv-
ing Colorado’s forests and can-
Rear folding 60/40 split seats go
flat to provide over 30-cubit ft. of
cargo space, plenty of room for the
gear your sporting life requires.
The rear lift gate opens wide for
easy access and functional grocery
bag and utility hooks for day-to-
day living. Roof rails are includ-
ed but additional accessories are
needed to use the roof for cargo
without damaging the top.
The Forester features several
desireable tech systems, such as
Vehicle Dynamics Control and four-
wheel disc brakes with electronic
brake distribution and brake assist.
The wagon comes with a workable
warranty including 3 years/36,000
miles of roadside assistance in the
price. The premium package also
comes at no extra charge adding all
season radial tires, the moonroof
and rear window tinting, reclining
rear seats and an articulated steer-
ing wheel.
Given all the features the price
of the 2009 Subaru Forester actual-
ly seems modest – based at $22,495
and only $24,065 as driven. The
additional charges came from some
popular options, XM Satellite radio
and delivery charges.
This little all-wheel drive car is
a versatile, economical choice with
good mileage and safety ratings –
very well suited to life in colorful
Happy Motoring!***
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Replacing Main Water Line or
Sewer Pipe to Your Old House ----
Sexy? No. Expensive? Yes
Essential? Yes
It’s a fact of life that your mother
may or may not have told you about.
Eventually, the main water line
and the sewer pipe to an old house
will wear out. It will be expensive
and essential to replace each of them.
There is really nothing
you can do to prevent
this. It is an excellent
idea to save dollars - a
lot of dollars - for their
replacement. It is an
excellent idea to search
out and check out repu-
table and experienced plumbing com-
panies ahead of time. Also, it is a good
idea to get an estimate of replacement
for both the line and the pipe, so that
you can begin saving.
You never really know when one
of them will start leaking, erupting
or gushing. Replacing them in the
wintertime is harder than in any other
Permits are required from the city
of Denver.
Your house insurance may or may
not cover the cost. It is common for
insurance policies to cover the water
damage that may occur, but not the
cost of replacing a broken main water
line or sewer pipe.
Colorado State Historic Tax Credits
cannot be used to replace either of
these because the tax credit eligibility
stops at the foundation of the house.
This program applies for historically
designated homes or “contributing
homes” in a historic district.
The old water line needs to be
removed before the new one can be
installed. If you are fortunate, the
plumbing company can pull the old
pipe out and bore a new pipe in. This
is particularly fortunate when the pipe
connects to the house under cement
or brick.
However, sometimes it is not pos-
sible to pull the old pipe out and bore
a new one in because of rocks or rub-
ble or other debris that have collected
over the years. At times, a new pipe
cannot be put in the same location
as the old. Then a
new route has to be
bored or dug.
Original pipes
installed prior to
the 1950s or 1960s
were made out of
lead. Today, most
pipes are copper. There are various
thicknesses of copper, designated as
“M,” “L,” or “K,” with K being the
Copper pipes can leak and may
also need to
be replac-
es. Several
things can
cause this,
such as
pipe not
being thick
e n o u g h ,
earth move-
ment, acids
in the soil,
Fi nal l y,
when the
old cop-
per pipe is
r e mov e d,
have it
h a u l e d
away imme-
diately to
p r e v e n t
s o me o n e
coming into
your yard
and steal-
ing it. Old
scrap cop-
per is valu-
able today.
Un l i k e
sewer pipes,
you can-
not insert a
camera into
a main water line and check the con-
dition of the pipe. You may be able
to determine what the pipe is made
out of by checking the connection at
the curb stop or water meter. If it is
lead, you may want to have it replaced
before it starts leaking and when the
weather is good.
The city is responsible for replac-
ing the pipe from the curb stop to the
street. The homeowner is responsible
for replacing the pipe from the curb
stop to the house. Clearly mark the
location of the curb stop and water
meter so that they can be quickly
found if the pipe starts leaking.
The process to replace old sewer
pipes is different than main water
lines. The pipes in our neighborhoods
are generally made out of clay. Other
materials include: cast iron, concrete,
paper and tar
Fortunately for this homeowner, the leaking copper pipe
pulled out and the new pipe could be installed in the same
area. Otherwise, the pipe would have had to be dug out under
the hill, bricks and concrete porch to reach the basement area
where the pipe enters. The water “curb stop” is clearly marked
by orange paint. Photo by Elizabeth J. Wheeler
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In the past, juveniles causing minor
problems have been treated like crimi-
nals as a result our city and school
district are exploring new ways to deal
with kids who misbehave. We are now
using other means to not only make the
punishment fit the crime, but
also correct the behavior.
Last year 7,675 kids appeared
in the city’s juvenile court, with
most kids being cited for minor
city violations. Kids committing
more serious crimes go to the
district Juvenile Court and are
much fewer in number.
of the violations bringing
kids to the city’s juvenile court,
dubbed “191J,” curfew violations are
by far the most numerous, at over 2,000
for the year 2007, followed by “unlaw-
ful acts around schools,” at just over
1,100 last year.
Curfew violations are given for kids
under 18 staying out past 11:00 p.m. on
weekdays or midnight on weekends.
Most of the violations are during the
summer, with the highest number of
violations occurring on Sunday nights
and the location with the most viola-
tions being outside the Pavilions Movie
Theaters downtown.
My office had a call a while ago from
a father whose daughter was ticketed
for a curfew violation while waiting for
him to pick her up after a movie down-
town. Having never received a ticket
before, she was traumatized, missed a
full day of school for court, missed
another three days of school to help
clean up trash with a juvenile
work crew and then had to
pay court costs.
Fortunately, the city is
starting to revisit its use of the
courts for processing curfew
and other minor violations.
For a period in the ‘90s we
used centers around town to
hold the kids for parents to
pick them up. Perhaps we
should even look at simply issuing a
fine or changing the curfew law alto-
Similar changes are needed for the
other main category of misbehavior,
unlawful acts around school. These
include things like a fight in a school
hallway, a kid being at a school where
they don’t belong and damaging school
property. Many of these violations are
found by school resource officers, who
write tickets indicating when a kid must
appear in court. Punishments again
range from court fines to working in a
cleanup crew.
by Councilman Doug Linkhart
Many schools are beginning to use
“restorative justice” programs instead of
issuing tickets for these kinds of viola-
tions. This is where the school brings in
the parents of the kid causing trouble
and the victim if there is one to resolve
the underlying issue and make sure that
it doesn’t happen again.
The new approach to problems in
schools is much like the way we dealt
with these activities “back in the day.”
Maybe we could do the same thing for
kids staying out too late, simply call
their parents or take them home. Both
approaches would save a lot of time
and money for the city, families and,
ultimately the criminal justice system.
doug Linkhart is denver City
Appropriate consequences
There are many,
many beers on the
market. Colorado
has one of the largest ratios of inde-
pendent breweries and brew pubs to
actual population in the nation. Still,
there is something quite delightful
about finding a great location that has
time-tested brews with great variety
and proven quality. It’s even better
when they are served up with well-
prepared non-bar food. And such
is the case with the Cheeky Monk
Belgian Beer Café.
Located on the corner of Pearl St.
and e. Colfax, CM boasts a two-page
menu of Belgian beers, both draught
and bottled. reading through the
descriptions made me feel oK about
the fact that our local farmers’ mar-
kets are closing down because clearly
I can find my fruit right here! Among
the anticipated hints of citrus and
raspberry you will also find orange,
lemon, peach, raisin, banana, apricot,
cherry (aged in an oak cask, no less!)
and apple. If those don’t suit your
fancy, how about chocolate, toffee or
coffee? These, along with some much
more traditional reds, darks and ales,
will surely please any beer lover in
your group.
The best part for
me, of course, is that
even though we are clearly in a pub
that highlights its beer list, it doesn’t
slack off on the food at all. Its menu
offers a variety of salads, sandwiches
and entrees that are far above the
typical beer and pizza variety. After
looking at all of my options I was
waffling between the pork loin or
Monte Cristo sandwich, but I finally
settled on the Smoked Chicken/apple
sausages with garlic and leek mashed
potatoes and sauerkraut ($11). oh.
My. God. This was such a wonder-
fully paired combination, and the
sausages were crisped perfectly, mak-
ing a beautiful “pop” when you sliced
into them. The Penne with Curry
Chicken ($11) was also very good. It
was a Thai rather than Indian curry,
so there was a lovely spicy/sweet bal-
ance. We found this to be a really
nice option for someone with a taste
for pasta without the heaviness of a
thick sauce.
But this is the best part … pairing!
yes, just as with your wines, certain
beers just go better with certain foods.
CM helps you out by putting recom-
Dining Detective
Cheeky Monk provides
mendations with each appetizer and
entrée. This does two things … it
encourages you to try something new,
and it just might keep you from mak-
ing a horrible pairing on your own.
For my Smoked Chicken Sausage they
recommended the Kwak, which is
described as having a hint of caramel-
ized banana and licorice! Who knew?
It was really quite complimentary.
The beer recommended for the Thai
Curry didn’t sound that interesting
(read: the description didn’t include
fruit) so we worked with our server
to come up with another option and
ended with Lindeman’s Pomme …
APPLe! Honestly? I have a new
favorite beer! This was as reminis-
cent of a sparkling cider but with the
definitive body of a light ale.
As expected, the beer is decidedly
more expensive than a Bud or Mich
Lite, but well worth it when put in the
context of a gastro-adventure. The
Kwak (a draught) was $7.50. The
Pomme was $10.
We also sampled the desserts and
I have to be very honest. Pass on
these. The Banana Cheesecake was
plain cheesecake from a box, and the
Belgian Waffle must have been micro-
waved for a few minutes because it
was like putting a slice of molten-
lava in your mouth, but with a dryer
texture. you would be much happier
stopping at 7-11 on your way home
for a box of eggos, a pint of ice cream
and some chocolate syrup.
There is another burden lying heav-
ily on the Cheeky Monk’s shoulders
… location! At first blush one might
think that a setting just a few blocks
from the State Capital Building, a
short walk from most of downtown
denver, would be a prime location
for a restaurant. And under normal
circumstances I would agree. But you
must consider this: as the weekend
arrives, the business pedestrian leaves.
What you are left with are some of
denver’s more colorful “temporary
residents” who themselves may have
recently enjoyed more than one adult
beverage. A window seat at CM on
a Sunday night might find you look-
ing many of them in the eye as they
wobble down the sidewalk. True,
it’s not really affecting your own din-
ing experience, but you can certainly
anticipate a personal greeting as you
walk to and from your car. If the
thought of this makes you uncomfort-
able you should limit your visits to the
lunchtime business crowd.
Nonetheless, you will definitely
find me going back. I have already
recommended this to some of my best
foodie friends, and I even think my
dad, age 84, would be encouraged to
try something new. Why not? Life is
too short to be stuck in the same rut,
and the Cheeky Monk might be the
perfect opportunity to introduce your
clay-paletted friends to the delight
and refinement of creating your own
flavor combinations. ***

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Fran Schroeder and Corinne Hunt
Denver Icons
The day of the grand movie the-
atres is long since past, but Denver
is fortunate to have one of those
premier movie houses still stand-
ing, still serving the arts as a concert
The Paramount opened as a movie
theatre in 1930, operated by the exhi-
bition arm of Paramount Pictures,
the Paramount-Publix Theatre
Circuit. Designed by the Chicago
architectural firm
of Rapp and Rapp,
its original main
entry was at 519
16th Street. The
entrance lobby, which cut through
an existing commercial and office
building, also featured a secondary
entrance on Glenarm Place, which is
now its main entrance. Local archi-
tect, Temple H. Buell, designed the
theatre. Executed largely in cast
concrete and white terra cotta, it is a
modernized art deco interpretation
of the Gothic style.
For decades the Paramount was
one of the premier movie houses
in the Rocky Mountain region. As
the suburbs grew, opening its own
more modest movie theatres, the
Paramount survived, now providing
a popular destination for large acts
Art Garage nets Design
founding the business in June of
2007 was to use art as a means of
communication within the commu-
“We can make art, talk about art,
exchange art,” she said. “It’s a com-
munication base.”
In addition to classes, the Art
Garage is a place people can go to
simply use materials or the space to
create art or host parties and events.
recently, McKee donated the space
to now president-elect Barack
obama’s campaign. This was the
only event held in the Garage that
wasn’t art-related, McKee said—al-
though children did create
handmade posters.
Before she launched the Art
Garage, McKee was aware of the art
scene already percolating through-
out the area. But still, there was no
public studio. The closest place to
take classes was the art museum. As
soon as she opened her business,
which has now seen more than 350
students come through, she learned
more about other art initiatives hap-
pening in Park Hill—something she
and the other teachers are still
With this attitude, she was intro-
duced to a watercolor group in Park
Hill that’s over 30 years old and has
probably 200 members. This is the
kind of thing she wants to provide a
space for and bring out from the
“I’m really intrigued with the
idea that there’s a built in artistic
base both at Stapleton and Park
Hill. Instead of me giving the neigh-
borhood what I’m interested in, I’m
interested in having the neighbor-
hood show me what they’ve already
done and what they want to do.”
McKee said.
The Art Garage’s progress was
recognized recently when it received
one of 15 Mayor’s design Awards.
According to the city’s Web site,
“The awards honor business and
home owners who make design
excellence a priority.” The studio
won in the Wildcard category,
acknowledging its ability to encour-
age creative design throughout the
Anyone interested in learning
more about the Art Garage or find-
ing out when classes are offered can
give McKee a call at (303) 377-2353
or visit the Web site artgarageden- The Art Garage is located
at 6100 east 23rd Ave in North Park
needing smaller concert seating.
The Paramount seats 1,870 people.
One of the only two remain-
ing twin-consoled Wurlitzer the-
atre organs in the United States is
here. The other is in the Paramount
Theatre in New York City. The
Paramount’s instrument is Opus
2122 of the Publix#1 style, one of the
largest ever installed in the Rocky
Mountain region. It has four man-
uals and twenty ranks, and over
1600 pipes. It was designed by Jesse
Crawford, an organist I remember
hearing on the radio as I was grow-
ing up in the 1930s.
It was installed on July 23, 1930.
Crawford was the first organist to
sell over a million recordings.
The theater was placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
in 1980. The City of Denver recog-
nized it as an historic landmark in
1988. ***
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