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Highlands United
Insurance justice in Colorado
continued from page 10 the insurance company? Why should
Colorado’s justices and judges the insurance company, aided by the

Methodist Church
have now hammered home the insur- Colorado Courts, be able to shift that
ance mantra: any time you seek your risk back onto your shoulders?
own benefits that you pay with your In some states, such as Montana,
own premiums, the claim process is insurance companies have to act
now considered to be adversarial. fairly, in good faith, to everyone. Not
If you get hurt on the job and won-
der why your workers compensation
in Colorado. Short of actual fraud,
insurance companies in Colorado 3131 Osceola Street
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insurance adjuster refuses to autho- owe an injured person nothing. And
rize care and you struggle to wonder that’s what Colorado courts and leg-

and Osceola
why, this is how the Colorado courts islators think is fair.
want insurance to function. Because insurance companies

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You can always sue the insur- bank a profit the moment they col-
ance company. Then you endure lect premiums, based on the law of
months of waiting for your trial, after large numbers, insurance compa-
enduring “motions” filed by insur- nies have ample funds to pay for

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ance company lawyers working to predicted losses up to the full policy
cloak in secrecy the very methods limits. While individual losses can-

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by which the insurance companies not be predicted, collective losses
“adjust” these claims. can be predicted statistically through
No insurance policy contains the the laws of averages and of large

Holy Week
terms “claims handler” or “claims numbers.
adjuster” or “claims supervisor” or in Insurance contracts are not ordi-
the parlance of modern management nary run-of-the-mill agreements.
“team leader.” Yet Colorado judges They are almost considered contracts
embrace this practice called “disin- of adhesion where the consumer has
termediation” where invisible barri- no choice but to take it or leave it.
ers to benefits get erected through
this “adversarial” process.
When do insurance consumers ever
get to bargain over the fine print? Palm Sunday March 16, 10:00 AM
Maundy Thursday March 20, 7:00 PM
Even more, if you get hurt by The consumers’ only option is to buy
somebody else, the insurance com- the policy or vote with their feet by
panies maintain absolute control going somewhere else and face the

Easter Sunday March 23, 10:00 AM


over settling the case. But what if same fine print.
the insurance companies decide to Only in “third party” cases does
low ball? the insurance company owe an obli-
Nothing. Are they brought to jus-
tice? No.
gation to protect the insured from
financial loss and provide a qua- Singing of Hallelujah Chorus
si-fiduciary obligation to help the
Open Communion
Why? Because the courts neatly
conceal from the jury the fact that it insured. This is like a banker holding
is the insurance company behind the your money but telling you it is not
entire process. So who gets sued? convenient for the banker to release
The policyholder gets sued, even your money to you until you jump

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though the policyholder can do abso- through hoops the banker contrives.
lutely nothing to settle the case. If Who benefits from the delay and use
the consumer tries to settle the case, of your money during this “float?”
the insurance company can pull cov- So what’s the matter with
erage, claiming interference with the Colorado? Who can afford uncollect-
contract. ible insurance? Who wants collect-
Insurance companies conduct
business in Colorado practically in
ible insurance only after running the
insurance adversarial gauntlet? Easter Egg Hunt March 22, 10:30 AM
secret. When they hire outside man- Colorado legislators and judges,

Open Hearts
agement consultants, like McKinsey that’s who. Their decisions favor
and Company, or Accenture, to the insurance companies and the
devise plans to boost corporate prof- lawyers, of course, since to fight an

Open Minds
its, these business plans are not insurance company requires more
provided to state regulators. They are lawyers and more lawsuits and more
kept secret. When policyholders find judges.
What’s the matter with this pic-

Open Doors
out about them, then the insurance
companies relinquish parts of them ture? Or just with Colorado?
only if a “protective order” is entered Richard M. Kaudy is an expert
guaranteeing that these profit-maxi- in handling insurance and claim-
mizing plans are concealed from the handling matters both on behalf of
very public and policyholders they insureds and insurers. He has provid-
serve. ed expert opinions in this field, where
So what can a Colorado consumer
do when the insurance company
he donates fees from this service
to various charitable causes includ- All are welcome
Rev. Dr. Betty Bradford
won’t pay? They can file suit and ing Mothers Against Drunk Driving
await the months of endless delays (MADD). Rich has handled thousands
clever insurance lawyers contrive. of cases involving personal injuries
Only rarely do courts sanction insur- and corporate misconduct including
ance companies or their lawyers for class-action lawsuits. In addition to
not following the rules of civil pro- litigating a variety of cases, Mr. Kaudy
cedure. has taught numerous seminars and
The courts reason that these workshops in several states including
“first-party actions” are adversarial in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, California
nature. Anyone who wants what they and Arizona. He has been a guest
paid now learns to their sadness that lecturer in law and medicine classes
instead of being treated neighborly at the University of Denver College of
with friendly hands they are slugged Law and for CPCU classes.
as an enemy, as an adversary. Mark A. Gould is an attorney who
Is this how Colorado wants insur- practices with Richard M. Kaudy and
ance to work? lives in North Denver with his wife,
If we want to live in a Colorado Therese, and their terrier, George.
where you fight every single time Mark’s practice focuses on insurance
you need insurance, then applaud claims, car accident claims, bad-faith
the adversarial approach embraced insurance claims, commercial insur-
by Colorado’s judges. If you want to ance claims, and he also provides pro
live in a Colorado where insurance bono legal assistance to those who
companies have to pay you what they are unable to afford an attorney.
owe and not squeeze you for leverage If you have any questions or would
to pay less than your limits, then like any reprints of this article (or oth-
call someone who can change these ers), you can reach Mark or Rich at:
values. 303-623-1885 or mgould@kaudylaw.
After all, didn’t you pay good com (Mark) or rkaudy@kaudylaw.com
money to transfer the risk of loss onto (Rich).***
Page 14 North Denver News March 7, 2008

Cyndeth Allison
North Denver Notions
This part of the cemetery tells his short life with
the saddest stories. The tiny unhealed sorrow
lambs with the dates a few weeks, in their voices. I
a few days apart. Those with only remember a blue ribbon and a
one date. tiny, tiny footprint.
It is leap year day. My friends I have talked to many people
and I stand in a circle around one who have had miscarriages and
such grave, the birth whose babies have
date exactly 60 years
ago, the date of death Leap year died. I know the death
of an infant is a wound
two days later. The baby that never heals. This
child was never named, one was especially poi-
though I know my par- gnant because he was
ents planned to call him Roger born on leap year day and the
after their best friend. He would entire city of Denver celebrated
have been my big brother, the one his birth. I imagine my moth-
who would
have intro-
duced me
to cool
music and
his cool
friends,
the one
who would
h a v e
p l a y e d
catch with
our little
brother
and pro-
t e c t e d
him from
the school
bully.
I was
about ten
when I
learned I
could have
had that coveted thing, an older er, months later, meeting a dis-
brother. My parents ran across tant acquaintance, the type who
his birth certificate while looking wouldn’t otherwise even know
for something else. They showed she’d been pregnant, but who
it to my brother and me with would ask after the baby because
no fanfare, but told the story of she’d read it in the paper. The died. ily photo, some favorite CDs we
grief would have been kept raw Because this is a leap year, the could have shared. People placed
for a long time. baby was in my thoughts. I found stones in memory of babies lost
DID YOU KNOW?... My parents rarely talked about that the cost of a headstone was
COMMON that baby, and never about the not prohibitive. I chose one, not
in their own families.
This I did to honor my mother’s
GROUNDS hopes they must have had for
him. Yet he was there, a shadowy
with the traditional lamb, but
with a boy flying a kite, spaniel at
wishes, to commemorate my par-
ents’ love of that baby, to make
IS NOW SERVING A SELECTION OF part of our family, each of us car- his heels, for the carefree child- real his presence in our family,
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INE INES & rying some thoughts about who hood I wished he’d had. and to help heal for my brother
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OCALLY REWED EERS B he would have been in our lives. And on his birthday – his fif- and me the hole that he left. I
As she grew older my mother teenth – I gathered a group of did it to make sure that he is not
(and Guinness, of course!) began to say how she wished friends for a ceremony at his forgotten.
he had a headstone – the young newly-marked grave. We read Roger Allison,
couple hadn’t been able to afford poems, sang the songs of 1948, February 29, 1948 –
one. She thought maybe she’d do told him how he had been loved March 2, 1948
it now, to make sure he had some and missed. I place on his grave May he rest in peace.***
place in human memory. But she things I wished he’d had in life
didn’t get around to it before she – a handmade stuffed toy, a fam-
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Jeremy and I took granddaugh- I said so," slipped out of my mouth knew Kaydi would have ratted me behind a trash can and not all that
ter Kaydi to Disney World last like butter. Add to those the more out anyway) but if Kaydi was out far away, but for the five seconds
month. We knew before we left recently acquired Grandmother- of earshot. I let the other person of sheer panic that cursed through
that this would be an undertak- love phrases of, "Of course you can believe the fantasy. my body, I think I aged 5 years.)
ing, neither of us being 30 (or any- have another ice cream, Kaydi?" Oh yes, it is a very magical king- But by far, the greatest perk of
where close) anymore and not hav- "Can I blow raspberries on your dom. Bippedy-Bobbedy-Boo! One the trip was resuming the power of
ing firsthand experi- belly?" and "You are the stroller. That was one aspect
ence at parenting a The power of Beee---uuutiful!" A
lovely combination
of motherhood that I'd forgotten
about, but it came back to me
3-year old for nigh
on 20 years. While the stroller indeed. instantly. If you're a mom of any
we knew it would be The greatest perks age, you know what I'm talking
magical to experience of the trip were ones about. The power of the stroller.
Disney through Kaydi's eyes, we I hadn't anticipated. For example, Put one of those puppies into the
wondered how she'd be after a few imagine my Grandmotherly delight hands of the gentlest woman and
days of separation from her folks. was I was repeatedly (yes, I said she becomes as aggressive as
Personally, I worried about my own repeatedly) assumed to be Kaydi's Attila the Hun. We who courte-
patience level. Have I really grown mother. Now, that's not ridicu- ously hold doors for old people,
more tolerant in my old age (as I lously far off the mark. Certainly, don't say "boo" if it's our turn
like to believe) or am I simply more it would have been biologically pos- to order at the deli and the next
patient because my impatience- sible and if you disregard the fact customer beats us to it, gra-
triggers (i.e. noisy, demanding, that a pregnancy for me at 46 ciously let others cut in front of
hyper children) are no longer a part would have caused me to hurl us in the supermarket checkout
of my daily routine? We were about myself onto oncoming I-25 traffic at and never knowingly cut some-
to find out. rush hour, it’s not out of the realm one off in traffic, become Monster
I'm happy to say that the trip of possibility. With couples putting Mamas once behind the handle
was a blast. Kaydi was awed by off having kids for longer and longer of a stroller. It makes us feel
the Princesses and fearless on the periods of time, and with the mira- invincible. Move! Baby on Board!
rides--even going on the Tower of cle of in-vitro fertilization, it's not Watch your heels, for I will clip
Terror with Grammy, who clutched all that uncommon. Statistics say them. Crowds open up for us like
the child in panic that her little the number of women giving birth the parting of the Red Sea. Moses
body (the child's, not the Grammy's) after 40 has doubled in the past has nothing on us and we love
would be ejected from the car free- decade. Jane Seymour gave birth it! We become confident, then
falling at over 70 miles per hour. to twins at 45, Joan Lunden used downright aggressive. Get out of
Parenting is like riding a bike, I a surrogate to produce two sets of my way or I will mow you down!
learned. It comes back with ease twins after sage 49. Marcia Cross, The power is more exhilarat-
and in the time it took to say our favorite Desperate Housewife, ing than a ride on Big Thunder
"and they lived happily ever after" recently popped out her first child can believe anything there. Mountain railroad.
I was handling the intricacies of (twins, again--what is it with these There were other unexpected Now, as a non-stroller push-
the three-year-old personality with multiple births?) at age 44. delights on our trip. I was able to er, I despise this trait. Who do
ease. Mommy-phrases, I hadn't But let's be honest; none of keep up with a three-year-old with these pushy broads think they are,
uttered in years came back to me that went through my mind dur- relative ease (a hearty thank you to bearing down upon me on the
like I'd never taken a break from ing the Disney trip. When people my elliptical machine), the crowds sidewalk three abreast with their
them. "Don't pick your nose," "No, called me Kaydi's mom, I simpered, and lines didn't frustrate me or caterwauling offspring forcing me
you can't take your shoes off in blushed modestly and knew, just Kaydi nearly as much as I feared out into traffic if I have the audac-
the restaurant," "Do you have to go knew, that I don't look a day over they might, and I only lost Kaydi ity to pass? But as one of them?
potty?" and the ubiquitous "Because 35. Sometimes I corrected them (I once. (And in reality she was simply see STROLLER on page 22
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For over a quarter of a centu- UCD. “This class is so innova- Virginia Wolf’s essay, “A Room of feasibility and group diversity.
ry the Rocky Mountain Women’s tive and unusual," says Braden. One’s Own.” Talent and creativity Associates meet regularly dur-
Institute has been awarding seven "For the past four years, the art- can flourish best when supported ing the year to share creative
to ten women, ists have come and encouraged with adequate ideas, critique projects, and draw
from all walks in to class and resources. Opportunity should support and inspiration from each
of the arts Rocky Mountain taught the stu- not be restricted by gender. other. This interaction, not usu-
and letters, Women's Institute to dents for three
stipends and days. This not
support ser-
showcase 2007/08 only gives the
vices to help associates at Space artist a chance
them com- to interact with
plete a year-
Art Gallery students, but it
long creative gives the stu-
project. For the past eight of dents a real glimpse into the
those years, Elizabeth Braden has working lives of real writers,
been the executive director, and musicians, dancers and visual
the small, petite fire cracker of a artists.”
woman promises that this year's This year's artists include:
RMWI Associates Showcase, April Kate Aspinal, an artist from
9th at Space Art Gallery will be Scotland, who holds a degree in
“cutting edge and Art History from the
spectacular.” historic University
Braden, who has of St. Andrews in
a Master’s in Art Scotland; Karen
Education from the Carter Margarita
Rhode Island School Blush, a puppeteer
of Design, and is from Bulgaria, who
currently adjunct holds a Master's For 25 years, the Rocky Mountain Women's Institute has given fellowships to up-and-coming 
professor of art his- degree in direct- female visual artists, musicians, performers and writers.  This year's awardees include Kate
tory at UCD. ing for puppet and Aspinal (illustrator), Margarita Blush (puppetry), Deanna Lowman (photography), Li
“Eight years ago, alternative theatre Harding (sculptor), Renee Fajardo (writing), Joy Sawyer (poetry) and Karen Carter (fiction).
this program almost from the National The reception for this year's fellows is April 9th at the Space Art Gallery. Photo provided by
died due to fund- Academy for Theatre Renee Fajardo.
ing issues. I had just and Film Arts in
moved to Denver Sofia, Bulgaria; The heart of the Institute is ally available to artists of different
from a teaching Renee Fajardo, who the Associate Program. Each year, disciplines working alone, pro-
position back east. holds a law degree seven to ten Associates are select- duces a creative synergy, which
I had never seen a from the University ed in open competition. Awards enhances the perspective and
program like this. It of Nebraska and are based on artistic merit, project insight of each associate.***
was so dynamic. The teaches creative
women who apply writing and story-
for this program are Elizabeth Braden, Executive telling (she special-
really the cream of Director of the RMWI for 8 izes in Southwestern
the crop in their field. years. Photo provided by lore); Li Hardison,
One of the issues, in Renee Fajardo. portrait artist and fig-
the past, has been urative sculptor, who
that their work was usually show- explores the dignity and strength
cased at a campus gallery and of women, and African American
did not receive the publicity it women in particular, through her
deserved. This year's is differ- art; Deanna Lowman, who holds
ent.” a degree in photography from
So different, in fact, that all the University of Colorado - she
seven of the women who faced photographs a wide variety of
stiff competition to join the elite subjects, focusing on the dignity
list of RMWI fellows have turned of human experience; Joy Sawyer,
the Space Gallery into a perfor- who teaches creative writing at
mance theater for the opening the University of Denver - as a
reception on April 9th. Attendees performance poet, she’s in the
at the free event will be treated process of producing a theatrical
to spectacular sculpture, photo presentation of a sonnet crown
journalism displays, art work, called “Following the Piper.” Joy
puppet theater, poetry readings holds a Master's degree from the
and storytelling. NYU Gallatin Division, where she
Braden has incorporated each received the Herbert Rubin Award
of the RMWI associates in her for Outstanding Creative Writing.
class curriculum for Images and Incorporated in 1976, the RMWI
 

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This column is dedicated to all lantly fighting kidney disease with
those who have loved and lost a Tymphany for four months. He was
pet. And to those who are right now losing weight and drinking a lot of
in the midst of trauma with dear water when I took him to the vet
furry family members who have in September and got the confirm-
cancer, kidney dis- ing blood work. It was
ease, and any other
kind of illness. (If
Dealing with not a beginning stage.
Kidney disease is a top
there isn’t a mirac- grief in the killer for cats. It can
ulous intervention, midst of loving creep up insidiously
you will lose him or and as the kidneys fail,
her.)
Many of you
an losing a pet other body functions
begin to fall apart, such
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kitties, Tymphany them, cuddling
(11) and Brittany (10), and one is together on the couch, or spatting
very sick. As I write this column, in the middle of the night and leav-
he’s anemic and not eating on his ing B&W fluffs of fur on my just-
own. vacuumed living room floor, or rid-
Enjoying and Loving Our ing to Nana & Grandpa’s together…
Furry Friends My mind didn’t even comprehend a
The Tux Twins moved with scenario where one would leave all
me without complaint every time of us behind.
I rented a new apartment when When reality about his situation
I was single. When I got lonely, sunk in – and that took a while - I
Brittany would jump into my lap, felt regret. Pain. Why didn’t I take
purring loudly. And after marrying them to the vet sooner and get
Chet and settling in a new home, that blood work? What decisions
they immediately determined the do I make on a day-to-day basis
back yard of our new home - with to help him? Will he stabilize and
its taunting squirrels and singing be with us for years to come, like
birds - and the entire inside of the a few rare and happy owners have
home was their kingdom and we experienced?
were here at their command. Finding the Rainbow in the
When Chet and I trav- Rain
eled, I’d drive the kitties to the Some of you know about the
“Grandkittyparents” in Boulder roller coaster ride where you try
while we were gone. Tymp would to do everything you can in the
jump onto my shoulders in the car midst of a demanding schedule.
(don’t tell anyone), curl around my Chet and I began giving Tymp
neck watching the mountainous daily subQs (subcutaneous fluids,
landscape pass by and purr. He’d or fluids from a bag into the scruff
rub his face against me, squirm- of his neck to keep him from get-
ing with excitement as I parked my ting dehydrated). I researched and
Prussian Red SUV, eager to jump inhaled all the info I could on kid-
to the sidewalk and run up the ney disease and how to handle it,
stairs. taking a pageful of questions to the
And at home while showering, vet every time we visited. I found
I’d suddenly feel a presence in the an awesome forum of compassion-
room. When I opened the tinted ate and intelligent compadres who
glass door, there Tymphany was, were also dealing with Chronic
sitting on the toilet, blinking hap- Renal Failure (CRF) in their kitties,
pily at me. and passing on invaluable tips and
Yes, I understand how you must websites. (Yahoo groups: www.pets.
feel when, perhaps out of the blue, groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-
your sweet furry friend gets sick. CRF-Support ). It’s amazing how
Or develops a lump. Or gets hit you can talk to people all around
by a car and it is bad. Whether he the world who have same or similar
is young or old, it doesn’t matter. challenges you have and learn from
It hurts your heart. When he is their experiences within minutes.
young, you think of all the years And with all this information I
you want to have with him. When amassed, I honed a daily routine
he is old, you remember the many that worked for us.
years you’ve had. It has been hard. But I’ve found
And often, it is very, very hard strength I never knew I had. In all
to let go. the trials, I have learned things
We have been valiantly and vigi-
see PETS on page 22
Page 20 North Denver News September
March 7,
5, 2008
2003

BeverlyNewton
North Denver Notions
Fungus have enough winter snow to lie
Because of the winter we’ve had around for a while. The last two
with snow not melt- winters we have. If you
ing we will undoubt- Down the notice it in your yard
edly have snow mold this spring a fungicide
this spring. It will first garden path called F-Stop is the best
appear as straw or tan thing to use according
colored turf and it will probably to Front Range Garden Nursery.
be circular. Check the north side of buildings as
Most northern states and this is where it will show first.
Canada have
this fungus and Geranium
because of our alti- The perennial of
tude we are con- the year for 2008 is
sidered a northern a geranium called
state. It’s called Rozanne. This is
gray snow mold not those brightly
because at some colored flower -
point the grass ing plants with
will be covered the stinky leaves.
with gray fungal Those are not gera-
growth. niums but pelago-
Most nursery niums.
men recommend This is a true
fall fertilizing but geranium that
this one fungus is we grow and call
an argument against that. The Cranesbill. Cranesbill grows well
more lush and green your grass is for us and comes in different sizes
Most Insurance Accepted! as it goes into winter the greater and species.
your chance of having this mold. There are varieties of blue,
VSP, Eyemed, Medicare, Medicaid Of course, it also depends upon pink and white-varigated flow-
the winter. Many years we don’t ers. Rozanne is a vibrant blue and
Come check out our huge eyewear grows to a mound of
24 to 28 inches. It has
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This plant was discov-
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es. This will encourage
In Highlands Garden Village, by Sunflower Markets fall growth and if we’re
lucky fall bloom. Don’t
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our nights are quite cool
by that time and this
inhibits bloom.
It has no pests and
loves sun but needs
afternoon shade here
because of our high alti-
tude sun.
If you can’t find this
particular cultivar buy
another. Cranesbill
is a good addition to
any flower garden.
The plants live about
10 years. After that
they become straggly.
Add compost around

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the plant each year to
insure good growth and
Northwest Denver is known for its lovely vintage homes. If you can identify bloom.
where this home is located and what makes it unusual for our area from an One species of
architectural standpoint, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free dinner Cranesbill offered in
at a local North Denver restaurant. Clue: The builder or original owner of this several seed catalogs is
called Blue Haze and
home may have come from a well-known mid-west city where this architectural this one has not been
style is very common and very celebrated today. Send your answers to editor@ hybridized because its
northdenvernews.com seeds come up true.
This plant is called
Thanks to everyone who identified the house from Cranesbill because their
February. Pat Defa is the winner of the drawing. She seeds resemble the bill
of a crane. Blue Haze
identified this home at 3338 W. 35th Avenue and stated
may be one of the origi-
it has a mansard roof, associated with the French and nal plants that are native
the Second Empire architectural style. Most homes to the Midwest and us
in northwest Denver reflect Victorian or Arts & Crafts which is why they do so
architectural styles. The owner of this home also well here when our soil
contacted us and let us know that they have exciting discourages many other
plans for this house. This summer they hope to to paint, plants. If you decide to
plant from seed either
pour a new sidewalk and steps, replace windows and
Pat Defa correctly do it in the fall or chill
identified this house.
landscape. Keep watching. it for three weeks in
. the spring before you
Answer and the winner will be posted in the April issue of the North Denver plant.***
News.
September
March 5, 2003
7, 2008 North Denver News Page 21

Renee Fajardo
North Denver Notions
It is over, gone is the rush of run every 20 min from 8 am until 10 leisurely on my skis with the young- the end of the tour.
the holidays, no more presents to pm) Premium lodging and the most er kids while I actually watched my There is something
wrap, turkeys to roast or cookies expensive is going to be in River teens catch air. Then there are the about being able to
to bake. Instead we turn our sights Run Village where the base of the delightful children’s ski/ride areas identify important
to apples blossoms, tulips and daf- River Run Gondola is. All this said of Mine Shaft and Riparoo, where landmarks that enhance the whole
fodils but first we get and done there is no miniature cabins, mine shafts and experience of skiing.
to suffer the Ides of place in Keystone that stand up back drops will mesmerize Special events abound through
March where things Keystone is difficult to access. old and young alike. March and April. Every Saturday
both strange and odd spring skiing Even the free parking Another great perk of Keystone is night in March at 8pm there is
herald the coming of lot at River Run Village that every day at the top of at River a fireworks extravaganza over
spring. For moms and great for (Montezuma Lot) offers Run Gondola in the Summit House the snow-capped peak of Dercum
families with school families and a people mover and you can stop by for free granola
bars and hot cider before embark-
Mountain. The Easter weekend cel-
age kids thus begins wagons to carry kids ebration takes place at River
four weeks of where frenzied moms and gear. I Run Events Plaza March 22
to go to feed the itch especially and features music, crafts,
to be outside when it’s still a brown love the Lakeside Village and an Easter egg hunt for
muddy mess in the metro area. This area because of the ice kids 2-12! Kids ages 13 and
year I am opting for a late season skating lake, restaurants, up can join an adult Easter
mini ski break to Keystone Resort shops and the Lakeside Raffle with adult-sized
open until April 13th. Village Rock Resort Spa prizes! March 29th is the
For years my kids have been where most lodging guest famous River Run's Blues
snow boarding every free moment of any Keystone prop- and Barbecue Festival load-
they have had. I eventually gave up erties have use of the ed with lip smacking ribs,
trying to keep up with them on my astounding soaking tubs, brisket, burgers and finger
own snowboard and just did the an indoor/outdoor swim- snapping hot and heavy
“drop you off at the parking lot and ming pool, dry sauna and blues bands. The Peanut
wander around aimlessly while you steam room. All guests Butter and Rail Jam, April
ride” thing. But this year I opted to also receive an Adventure 12 is Volcom's free amateur
take the kids to Keystone, a mere Passport that is packed snowboard contest series.
70 miles from Denver and strap on with coupons for every- Deviating from the estab-
a pair of those new shaped skis and thing from free ice skat- lished way snowboard con-
actually go up the mountain with ing to Nordic Trail admissions. ing on a complimentary guided tour tests are run instead of having rails
the kids. I choose Keystone for sev- Slope-wise, I choose Keystone for of the slopes lead by expert guides or features set up in a row, three
eral reasons and it was one of the several reason: the ski- able terrain is like John Cox. Cox said “ This is a rails are dug in side-by-each to
wisest choices I have ever made. dividing over three mountains. Each great mellow tour that last about create a single, large rail zone. The
Keystone Resort is laid out in mountain progressively gets more one and a half hours and is geared event is absolutely free, on a first
from east to west in small villages. difficult however Dercum, the first to orientate guest not only with come first serve basis, and boasts
The West Keystone village area is mountain in the area not only has the amenities on the mountain but tons of free prizes and PB&J sand-
where you will find the best lodging one of the states longest green runs, also give a historic and geographi- wiches! Everyone who enters walks
deals as the properties here are a Schoolmarm at 31/2 miles, it also cal information.” My own children away with a Volcom PB&J shirt plus
bit older (but also larger) and access boast one of the nations premiere were thrilled to be able to point out other goodies.
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continued from page 22 my furry darlings are around me continued from page 15 considered acceptable behavior.
about myself, my relationship to all the time. They keep me com- Watch out! The stroller is power Non-stroller pushers might not like
my husband, and other things pany when Chet travels a week at with a capital "P." By the end of it, but they realize the futility of
God wanted to show me through a time. Day One in the Magic Kingdom, resistance. It's simply the way of
Tymphany. “For people who don’t have chil- I was running circles around the the world. Being a stroller bully is
As a praying pet mom, I have dren,” Steve told me, “the loss of younger, less experienced moth- totally socially acceptable. I confess,
experienced God’s guidance and a pet is more intense. Sometimes ers. Amateurs! When Jeremy would now that I'm back home, I miss the
comfort through my up-and-down there are secondary loss issues. hesitate in a crowd, I'd barrel right glory of having the stroller. In fact,
emotions through the many twists The person may have gone through on through, for I had the protection I'm thinking of buying the biggest
and turns of this journey. infertility issues, which is also a of the stroller. When a family of five stroller I can find and using it all
And fortunately, I have some loss that needs to be processed. came toward me walking abreast, the time, even when I have no little
dear friends who are walking And couples may have made the I immediately targeted the small- one with me. Imagine the possibili-
with me down this difficult path. decision not to adopt.” est member (experienced stroller ties. Easy access to shopping malls,
Praying with me when I need to. You know as well as me – the Mamas instinctively know how to restaurants. movie theaters…even
Listening to my grief through my grief experience wears many coats. target the weakest link) and made the symphony. It's nearly as good
tears. Remembering to ask me how It comes in unexpected ways and a beeline, causing them to reroute as having a handicapped sticker
Tymphany is doing. hits us at unexpected times. When around me. Funneling to get on and less fraudulent to obtain (if
Linda and Steve Nuss are two we hear the jingle of a bell and for the monorail was never a problem; you're not truly handicapped that
such dear friends. Steve also hap- an instant think it is our beloved people always defer to the power of is).
pens to be a counselor specializing lab coming to greet us. When we the stroller (even more so if the kid Behind the stroller, I am prettier,
in grief and loss. He and I talked jump at a “YEOW!” and realize it is is wailing to beat the band). smarter, sexier and more confident.
about people who don’t understand only kids playing outside. And the best thing is that it's No wonder, people thought I didn't
what some pet owners go through For me, it feels like the time to look a day over 35 (okay, that's not
when they lose their special friend, say good-bye to Tymp is very close. doorway from the garage. About exactly the way it played out, but
like they would if it were a person. Last Saturday, I had a deep need to once a year, Dad would send this this is my story and I'm sticking
He said society’s view of pet loss take him up to my parents’ so we message to mom to let her know he to it).
– “You’ll get over it…You can get could enjoy him together, maybe was bringing another stray for us My advice to anyone going
another one” – sometimes brings a for the last time. Chet, Mom, Dad to hug and care for into our home. through a mid-life crisis or empty
lot of shame and guilt to grieving and I sat around in the kitchen in There was a healing moment for nest syndrome? Grab a kid (your
owners. full view of the mountains remem- me in my heart watching the two of own grandchild or someone else's) a
“It boils down to relationship bering moments with many of our them, Grandpa and Grandkitty, sit- stroller (the bigger the better--um-
loss,” he said, “whether it is a pet, pets throughout the years, not only ting together, enjoying the moment. brella strollers won't cut it unless
child or parent. And that needs to Tymp and Brit and their current I snapped a photo. you fold them up and wave them
be grieved.” dogs Rascal and Choco. That is one photo we will keep menacingly in front of you) and
In my case, I married later in Until four months ago my wild and treasure forever. head to the nearest crowded place
life and Chet and I didn’t have kitty was not a lap kitty. But that Are you experiencing grief from (mall, amusement park, summer
children. I have a full life with lots night, I placed him on my almost a sick or hurting pet, or have you festival, church social, etc.) and
of friends, nieces and nephews, 81-year-old father’s lap, where he lost a precious furry companion? have at it. You'll feel years younger,
wonderful parents who live nearby, sat contentedly. Dad smiled with Or do you have a precious pet story I promise!
and a dear young lady I am men- satisfaction as he pet him. you’d like to share? Please let Marla Maureen Thomson is a much-too-
toring. And I do have a balance This was a tearful moment for know. She may include a paragraph young-to-be-a-Grammy who lives
when caring for people vs. animals me. It is my dad who gave me the or two in upcoming columns pay- in North Denver and is the owner
and the roles of both in our society. love I have today for animals. While ing tribute to pets. You can e-mail of Lyssabeth's Unique, Joyful &
But that doesn’t lessen the pain I growing up in a household with two her at: TellYourStoryToo@msn.com memorable Ceremonies. She can be
feel with Tymp’s grave illness. In brothers and a sister, I’d watch as (Subject: Pet Story). Or call 720- reached at Maureen@Lyssabeths.
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March 7, 2008
5, 2003 North Denver News Page 23

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You've probably driven by the visitor to the bar's open stage nights dubbel dutch is now serving
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scaping for the bar's 700 square pounded with bands wanting to
foot outdoor patio, and a new come here, crazy for the opportu-
music lineup that will make Ziggie's nity to come play," says Jordan.
far and away North Denver's most "We've been receiving about 20
active musical hub. There's a new new band submissions a week."
menu coming, too, that's likely to With some of the remodeling
include New Orleans' fare, chicory now done, Ziggie's will be hosting
coffee, and Abita beers. a grand reopening on March 28th,
"People walk in, and one of the featuring Laura Newman and AOA.
first things they say is 'wow, it "She's my mentor," says Jordan.
doesn't smell like a bar in here, "She's saved me on so many things."
it doesn't smell like funky beer Stop by and check out Ziggie's new
and cigarette residue." They next look and feel, enjoy one of the bar's
thing they're likely to notice is the hot new drink specials, and listen
music. to the music...
"This place is amazing," says
Leanna Hale, a not-too-infrequent

A New Generation of Giving Emerges


by Angelle C.Fouther “My world was small,” he recalls.
North Denver—Gen-Xers often “It consisted of clients, co-workers
get a bad rap. Accused of being and a few college friends. This has
slackers, cynics, individualists, and connected me to the community.
anti-establishment, they have not It’s more than just writing a check,”
often been associated with giving he adds.
and philanthropy. But as with the Through his partnership with
many innovative trends in busi- SVP Denver, Michael provides
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age generation are also drawn to a (OWL), a nonprofit organization
new model of charitable giving. which gives kids access to com-
Thirty-two year old North Denver puters. He has also worked with
business owner, Michael Field, is a Environmental Learning for Kids
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Denver, members or "partners" use long-term success. But even more,
their business expertise to take SVP has helped him find his sense
a strategic role in addressing our of purpose as a community leader. For 129 years,
students have
community's challenges,” says 30 And the trend continues--
year old Executive Director Lisa Michael encouraged fellow accoun-
Fasolo Frishman. “Partners, who tant, Julie Bailey, to become an
range from their early 20  years to SVP partner as well. Julie is assist- found a home at
those in their 50s, contribute a ing grantee Young Philanthropists
minimum of $2,500 but also utilize Foundation with their accounting
Regis University.
their professional talents to help and tax filing requirements and
Steeped in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition, Regis University
build the capacity of nonprofits in serves on the Board of SVP Denver. offers a values-centered education that encourages its
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the Denver area. It’s an exciting She is 30 years old and as a Gen- students to become the best they can be – intellectually and
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model for charitable giving” she Xer, looks forward to many years as a person. Like its sister institutions Georgetown and
adds. of giving of both her funds and her Boston College, Regis University challenges students to attain
SVP focuses on work with inno- time. the inner freedom necessary to make intelligent choices
vative local youth-oriented nonprof- For more information on Social about how they want to live their lives. Lifelong learning has
its. Grant awards consist of both Venture Partners Denver, visit www. been the hallmark of Jesuit education for 460 years.
financial and human capital. svpdenver.org.
3333 Regis Boulevard | Denver, Colorado 80221-1099
“Being involved with like-mind- Angelle Fouther is 800-388-2366 | www.regis.edu
ed individuals and learning about Communications Officer at The
nonprofits is great,” says Michael. Denver Foundation.***