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Arvada Center wins seven Henry Awards
for Man of La Mancha

The Arvada Center was selected for seven Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards during the eighth annual ceremony at the center July 22.

All the awards received by the Arvada Center were for its production of ”Man of La Mancha” March 22 to April 29, including Outstanding Production of a Musical. The Arvada Center was nominated for 15 awards.

The other six awards were given to Rod Lansberry for Outstanding Direction of a Musical, David Nehls for Outstanding Musical Direction, Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck for Outstanding Choreography, Brian Mallgrave for Outstanding Scenic Design, Chris Campbell for Outstanding Costume Design and Shannon McKinney for Outstanding Lighting Design.

AEDA hosting business health-care seminar

The Arvada Economic Development Association is hosting a free presentation about health care reform and how it will effect businesses.

The presentation, featuring Ellen E. Stewart of the law firm Berenbaum Weinshienk, is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road.

Stewart will discuss the history of the Affordable Care Act, the present state of healthcare, what to expect in 2014, health benefit exchange in Colorado and progress toward open enrollment.

Stewart practices exclusively in the health care area and is a past president of the Colorado Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

The event is free to attend, but attendees must register by Tuesday, Aug. 13, by emailing Allison Trembly at atrembly@arvada.org or by calling 720-898-7010.

Police, golf course seek public’s help
in finding vandal

West Woods Golf Club is offering a $250 reward for information that leads to an arrest in regards to vandalism on the course.

On Tuesday, July 16, a West Woods employee discovered two mature Cottonwood trees had been vandalized on the Cottonwood course near the 14th tee.

The value of the two trees is estimated to be $2,500.

The vandalism negatively affects both the golf course’s neighbors and the golf course, said Manager of Golf Operations Jim Wilkins.

”These crimes impact our course’s neighbors negatively since the trees were planted in that area as a safety screen for errant golf shots into their property as well as losing the great aesthetics provided by two 60-foot high trees,” Wilkins said.

”The vandalism will also impact our budget since there is significant cost to replace the trees as well as remove the ones that were needlessly destroyed.”

To report information regarding the vandalism, call the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900.