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    A R A P A H O E C O U N T Y, C O L O R A D O

    VOLUME 96 | ISSUE 26 | 75

    July 14, 2016

    EnglewoodHerald.net

    A publication of

    ENGLEWOOD HERALD (ISSN 1058-7837) (USPS 176-680)OFFICE: 2550 S. Main St., Littleton, CO 80120 | PHONE: 303-566-4100

    A legal newspaper of general circulation in Englewood, Colorado, the Englewood Herald is publishedweekly on Thursday by Colorado Community Media, 2550 S. Main St., Littleton, CO 80120.PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID AT LITTLETON, COLORADO and additional mailing of ces.

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    DEADLINES: Display: Thurs. 5 p.m. | Classi eds: Tue. 8 a.m. | Obits: Tue. 11 a.m. | Legals: Thurs. 11 a.m.

    Cricket is more than a sport for those who play to stay

    connected with their homelands. PAGE 12

    Englewood High graduate Soderstrom prepares for championship ght. PAGE 21

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    Levy would only be enacted if retail sales were approved

    By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com

    Englewood City Council plans to place a question on the November bal-lot asking voters for permission to enact a special tax if voters also approve the sale of recreational marijuana in the city.

    Recreational marijuana sales are banned in Englewood, but an effort is underway to collect the signatures necessary to ask voters in November to approve such sales in the city.

    The city council considered the pro-posal for a taxation ballot question at the July 5 study session.

    Any new tax must be approved by a vote of the people. So we drafted the wording for a possible ballot question to enable the city to place a special sales tax on recreational marijuana, but

    the approval would only apply if voters approve the proposed ballot issue to al-low recreational marijuana sales in the city, Eric Keck, city manager, told the council.

    If voters allow recreational marijuana sales in the city, the proposed ballot question could allow the city council to enact special sales tax rates on mari-juana sales ranging from 3.5 percent to 15 percent.

    The council also discussed the fact that proponents of recreational mari-

    juana sales in Englewood are seeking to gather signatures to place a taxation question on the ballot.

    Keck said the ballot proposal wording is different because the question doesnt have to follow the TABOR rules that ap-ply to a city-sponsored ballot issue.

    Councilmembers agreed to meet with the ballot-proposal sponsors to see if the two questions could be combined. They also agreed to take up the fi rst reading of their proposed taxation ballot question at the July 18 city council meeting.

    Pot-tax question may be headed for ballot

    Consultant would use poll as part of bond issue evaluation

    By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com

    Englewood has hired a consulting fi rm to help in the process of possibly putting a question on the November ballot asking voters to approve a multimillion-dollar bond issue for a new police station. One of the fi rst steps will be a phone survey of 300 residents to determine whether enough voter support exists to put the question on the ballot.

    The time remaining before the issue must be placed on the ballot is short, said Steve Welchert, a partner in Mile High Public Affairs, about the upcoming November election time frame. We feel the poll will provide an indication of resi-dent attitude about the bond issue.

    Phone survey planned for police station proposal

    Business continues on Page 5

    Proposal continues on Page 5

    Re-Nu and Blue Chair team up at South Broadway location

    By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com

    Sylvia Meeker was with a friend at a nearby restaurant who told her about Re-Nu/Blue Chair. So she decided to check out the Englewood store and found herself amazed.

    I think the quality of the items, plus the special touches on refur-bished items are very special, said Meeker, who lives in Littleton. I also

    was impressed by the fact so many artists works are on display here ... This is really a special place.

    She will certainly be back, Meeker said, to buy an item or two.

    Re-Nu/Blue Chair, at 3473 S. Broadway, held an open house July 9 for customers, residents and visitors to learn about the stores concept, Blue Chair owner Jim Thomas said.

    The store is actually a composite of two businesses: Re-Nu bills itself as an upscale, resale non-profi t store of retail furniture and decorating items. Blue Chair specializes in refi nishing furniture as well as creating custom items. When Blue Chair had to move from its previous location a few doors

    down the street, Thomas teamed up with Re-Nu.

    They have a huge supply of really nice items for sale here, he said, as he stained some panels. I repair and refi nish furniture for them. I still do my repurposing work and I offer my items for sale in the store ... In every-thing we do, we try to repurpose as many things as we can and not waste anything doing the job. For example, we recycle pallet wood and we try to be creative with items we fi nd, like making a coffee table out of a door.

    The array of new, recycled and repurposed furniture occupies most

    Lara Oliver shows how she created the paintings to turn a piece of used furniture into artwork. Her items are among the artworks and furniture on display at the Re-Nu/Blue Chair store at 3473 S. Broadway. Photo by Tom Munds

    Two businesses in one

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    Conservative politician also was a successful businessman Staff report

    Former U.S. Sen. Bill Armstrong,

    a leading voice in conservative politics for decades and president of Colorado Christian University in Lakewood since 2006, died July 5 following a fi ve-year battle with cancer. He was 79.

    William L. Armstrong served in the state House (1963-64) and state Senate (1965-72), before being elected to the U.S. House (1973-78) and Senate (1979-1990).

    Our nation lost a great public servant, whose mark on Colorado and this country embodies the virtues of liberty, faith and family, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, said in a statement re-leased online. His booming voice, piercing gaze and love of fellow patriots will never be forgotten.

    So many people in Colorado were brought to conservative ideas and optimism through Senator Armstrong. The United States is a better place because of his grace, humility and boundless spirit.

    During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Armstrong was a member of the fi nance, budget and banking committees and spent six years as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.

    Armstrong, who was born in Fremont, Nebraska, and most recently lived in Cherry Hills Village, is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Ellen, two children and eight grandchildren.

    In February, Armstrong an-nounced he would be retiring as president of Colorado Christian

    later this year.The last 10 years have been

    an unforgettable experience for Ellen and me, Armstrong stated in a news release posted on CCUs website.

    Gary Armstrong, chairman of the schools board of trustees, credits

    Bill Armstrong with leading CCU through a period of unprecedented growth.

    His impact will be felt for generations, said Armstrong, who is not related to the former senator.

    Beyond his achievements, President Armstrongs true legacy was his focus on Jesus, and his en-thusiasm for CCU and all who are a part of it.

    Before taking the post at the school, Armstrong was a longtime businessman who owned and operated more than a dozen private companies, according to a CCU news release.

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Auro-ra, praised Armstrong for continu-ing to follow his passions.

    When public offi cials leave offi ce they often disappear and are never heard from again, Coffman wrote in an emailed statement, but Senator Armstrong had a passion for fi ghting for conservative causes that started from the day when he was fi rst elected to offi ce in 1962 to his fi nal days at Colorado Christian University.

    Services for Armstrong will be held at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., High-lands Ranch, with visitation sched-uled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 14 and the funeral set for 10:30 a.m. July 15.

    Armstrong

    Former U.S. senator Armstrong dies at 79

    Owners of Rooted Boutique

    About usWe own Rooted Boutique in

    Littleton. We met while work-ing together at a bridal shop in Denver two years ago and decided we really liked working together.

    Where were from

    Tayler:I grew up in Castle Rock.

    Sara:Im from Steamboat Springs.

    Why a boutique?

    Tayler:We both have been in the

    fashion industry for a long time. We both really like helping

    people and interacting with customers. I majored in fashion design at Colorado State Uni-versity, then I lived in New York City and worked for a designer. I loved New York but Im a Colo-