Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Photos: Big names dedicate Boys & Girls Club after Terrance Roberts charged with shooting

The Holly keeps rising from the ashes. Yesterday, the new Nancy P. Anschutz Center, home of the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club, celebrated a grand opening attended by notables such as Mayor Michael Hancock, Phil and Nancy Anschutz, John and Paige Elway, and Jack A. Vickers; see photos below. Many police officers were also on hand -- but then, there had been a gang-related shooting in the parking lot ten days before. And just hours before the dedication, one of the biggest proponents of the project, Terrance Roberts, was formally charged with attempted murder.
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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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