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Brinkman wants residents, not council, to choose official By Jennifer Smith

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Luke Travis,4, left, and Ty Nekuda, 3, feed a hungry cow at Littleton Museum’s Dairy Days March 30. Steve Anderson, shown holding the harness, explained what and how cows eat, and kids got the chance to sample ice cream and cheese made from cow’s milk. Photo by Jennifer Smith

service drives Columbine valley leader Christy was once Littleton’s city manager By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Columbine Valley Mayor Gale Christy is a study in what folks in this area call “that small-town feel.” Christy fell in love with Colorado while earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado. When Littleton needed a new city manager in 1972, he jumped at the opportunity. He got the job, and he and his wife, Kay, raised their three daughters in the city. He held that position until 1987, and from there went to work for one of Denver’s oldest bond houses. “But I preferred working for the public,” he said. So it was off to Littleton Public Schools in 1990, where he was the director of planning and facilities for more than eight years. “It allowed me to stay in Littleton, which is what I really wanted to do,” he said. By 2001, he was retired and active in the community. So active, in fact, he filed a petition to run for Littleton City Council. But Kay had a hip replaced, and the couple needed to downsize to a single-story home. “The only one we could find was in Columbine Valley,” he said. So they decided on a Saturday to sell their house. On Sunday, local real-estate agent Larry Borger found a buyer. On Mon-

Columbine Valley Mayor Gale Christy, pictured here at Littleton Golf and Tennis Club, plays both sports twice a week. Photo by Jennifer Smith day, Tim and Cathy Weaver signed the papers, proving it really is a small world — the Weavers both worked for the city and still do. Christy served on Columbine Valley’s planning commission for three years, then was elected to town council. For the last three years, he’s been mayor. “Columbine Valley is a really nice little

town,” he said. “It has a hometown atmosphere, which I enjoy.” The town itself is actually a byproduct of Columbine Country Club. The developers bought the land bordered by the South Platte River, Bowles Avenue, Platte Canyon Road and nearly to Mineral Avenue. They built the club and the golf course, then built Christy continues on Page 27

Mayor Debbie Brinkman made a push to let the public vote directly for the mayor during Littleton City Council’s March 26 study session. “The last three mayoral choices that I’ve been part of, I have found them to be a very unpleasant experience,” she said. “A lot goes on behind the scenes. … It’s not as objective as it should be. It can be a popularity thing. I would like to raise it above that level.” In 2009, council re-elect- Brinkman ed Doug Clark as mayor, despite councilors Phil Cernanec, Bruce Stahlman and Brinkman voting for Brinkman. In 2011, Brinkman edged Cernanec by one council vote to become Littleton’s next mayor. The vote was 4-3 for Brinkman, with Jim Taylor, Cernanec and Bruce Beckman voting against her. It’s customary for those who voted for the losing candidate to formally change their votes so it’s officially recorded as unanimous. The city’s charter requires that councilors elect the mayor, which it actually calls the “council president.” A change would require a vote of the people, and it was in that context that the subject came up. Council bounced around several possible measures to place on the November ballot, which would need to be finalized by Sept. 6. On the list of possibilities are posting legal notices (electronically versus in print), tax increases, adding a lodging tax, extra taxes on retail marijuana and “administrative clean-up items.” But the longest discussion surrounded Brinkman’s proposition. Taylor offered her the most support, saying it would increase dialogue and give the people a choice. Councilors Peggy Cole and Jerry Valdes were staunchly opposed. “The behind-the-scenes stuff is a problem with people,” said Cole. “I don’t think it’s what we’ve got, it’s how some people have dealt with what we have.” Valdes thinks the change would give a disproportionate amount of power to the council president. “If people’s feelings get hurt, then let’s just give everybody a ribbon for winning and call it a day,” said Valdes. Mayor continues on Page 27

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April 4, 2013

History whispers in Spanish place names‘T The green road signs flash along Interstate 25, heading south. Pueblo, this exit. Cañon City, Salida, Buena Vista, that exit. About 50 miles south of Pueblo, you can head east on State Highway 10 to La Junta and Las Animas. A right on 160 west takes you into Huerfano County and along a thread of towns with names like La Veta, Blanca, Alamosa, Monte Vista, Del Norte. That’s the road my husband, our son and I are traveling to Durango in southwestern Colorado, not far from the New Mexico line, a region we are exploring for the first time. Along the way is a faded blue billboard that talks about Río Cucharas, the river that flows from La Veta to Walsenburg. What does that mean? my husband asks. Spoons River, I answer. He smiles. It’s a whimsical image — but one, I realize, that never gets painted unless you know the significance of the words. It makes me wonder: How much of place and culture gets lost in non-translation? So much of Colorado’s heritage is entwined in the Spanish names of its towns, rivers, mountain ranges, counties and streets — even the state itself (Colorado, red or colored). But throughout generations, we’ve Americanized their pronunciations so much — Salida becomes Sa-LIE-dah rather than Sa-LEE-dah, which means exit — that we don’t recognize the language as Spanish anymore. They become, simply, words without definitions. And without meaning, the link to the past breaks. “For non-Hispanos, that connection has been lost in many ways,” said Bill Convery, Colorado’s state historian. “We lose a little bit of the richness of our culture when we forget the meaning of a place name. Understanding these meanings helps establish our own sense of place — it gives us grounding in our community which, as Americans, is constantly in flux.” For many Hispanos the connection

remains alive but fraught with emotional complexity, said Maruca Salazar, executive director of Museo de las Americas, a Denver organization committed to preserving Latin American art and culture. “Behind all of this, there is a very intense past,” she said. “The connection was not a friendly one — it was an imposition. … We come from a conquered nation, a conquered people. That makes us very unique.” Colorado has been home to many ethnic populations — Native Americans, the first, going back more than 10,000 years; French; Germans; Irish; and others. But the first and largest non-native group was the Hispanics. In the 1500s, Spanish expeditions followed Native American trails in a search for, among other things, gold. Spanish explorers drew the first maps of the state. The Arkansas River in Pueblo, south of Colorado Springs, marked the border between New Spain and the U.S. When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, it offered land grants to reinforce land claims against encroaching U.S. settlers. But following the Mexican-American War in 1848, in which a number of southwestern states including New Mexico, California and southern and western Colorado were ceded to the U.S. for $15 million, many landowners were stripped of their property by U.S. courts. A battle for identity ensued. “Imagine going to bed Mexican and waking up American,” Salazar said, quoting her mother-in-law, whose family has

been in Colorado for seven generations. “Imagine losing your land. …” The railroads in the 1870s also transformed the region. The Denver & Río Grande Railroad wanted to reach Mexico and the Gulf Coast across the Río Grande (big river), so it included the river in its name to appeal to its continental aspirations. It established towns such as Alamosa (cottonwood) and Antonito (little Anthony) to compete with older Hispanic settlements, Convery said. But the railroads also pushed many Spanish-speaking farmers and ranchers into the northern parts of the state as English-speaking settlers moved in and changed the economic and political landscapes. They left behind, however, an enduring trail of history in places, traditions and influence. Many of the names that dot the southwestern part of the state, such as Barela and Cordova, come from the families that first settled the area. Conejos County is one of Convery’s favorite stories. The county moniker, which means rabbits, came from the naming of the creek, so billed in the 1850s because its waters “ran as fast as a rabbit.” Huerfano County comes from the volcanic butte that stands as a lonely sentinel — a huérfano or orphan — on the plains near Walsenburg. It was a major landmark for Hispanics traveling through the area, Convery said. The tiny town of Del Norte (from the North) got its name as the northern end of the Río Grande. Franciscan monks, following the Spaniards who named the San Luis (Saint Louis) Valley, watched the summer sunlight turn the earth of the nearby mountains a deep red. “It looks like blood,” Salazar said. “That’s what the Franciscans saw.” And so they called the range Sangre de Cristo, the blood of Christ.

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French and Germans also left their marks. Walsenburg was initially La Plaza de los Leones after the León family, but was By J renamed by the German immigrant Fred jsmi Walsen. In The French decided to call Río Jesús María (River of Jesus and Mary) the Platte Russ strip (flat — a pronunciation from French) shy o instead. Spanish explorers named the river near retire “H Durango Las Animas Perdidas en Pursaid gatorio (the lost souls of Purgatory). But French-Canadian traders called it Purga- dent Asso toire, and later, Convery said, American true cattlemen rechristened it Picketwire. Three different names — all reflective of lice the changing nature of history around the men cops river. Like all names, they are stories that tell strip us how we got here. But we have to listen and — and sometimes that means making the tive. repla effort to translate. Pe “Understanding the meaning and history of a place,” Convery said, “grounds us signe since and helps us establish that we belong.” “Identity is an essential element of your out, a pa psyche,” Salazar said. men When “I know where I come from, I “N know what my values are.” rank As I scan a map of Colorado, poetic H names jump at me — Dolores River, the river of sorrows. La Junta, the junction. Las patro Animas, the souls. What stories, I wonder, feren “I lie hidden in their names? And then there’s Mosca, a town of 674 to th people in the San Juan Valley whose name just t neve means fly. In “I don’t know why it’s called Mosca,” Convery said. “But there’s got to be a story behind it.” One, assuredly, that gives meaning to life in Colorado today. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews.com or 303566-4110.

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‘True warrior’ police detective retires Hoffman spent 35 years in law enforcement By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com In 1993, Littleton Police Detective Russ Hoffman gave up his corporal stripes to be a detective. Just two days shy of 20 years later, he celebrated his retirement. “He’s the last of the Mohicans,” said Officer Steve Keliiholokai, president of the Littleton Police Officers Association. “He’s a true warrior of the police department. He mentored a lot of us cops, and gave up his stripes to be the one and only lead detective. He will never be replaced.” Permanently asHoffman signed detectives have since been phased out, so everyone left in that division is a patrol officer on temporary assignment. “Now that I am retiring, so is the rank of detective,” Hoffman said. Hoffman says that after 15 years on patrol, he just wanted something different. “I like seeing all these cases through to the end,” he said. “On patrol, you just take the report, and then you may never know what happens.” Indeed, he’s wrapped up many

cases in his 35 years in Littleton. He worked the Antonio Davalos case in 2000, arresting a family friend for the murder of the 11-year-old boy whose body was found stuffed into a trash bin. That case hit him particularly hard. “I think because of his age, you know,” he said. “He just threw him in the trash can.” The story of Johnnie Harlan, on the other hand, he can’t tell without cracking up. In 2009, Harlan was running all over the metro area pretending to be a Denver Bronco to con people out of money. He even suckered the John Elway dealership that used to be in Littleton into letting him drive away with a car in exchange for a bad check. Hoffman finally got Harlan on the phone. “In my last conversation with him, he basically told me to pound sand,” he recalls. “He said, `If you are such a great detective, why don’t you find me?’” So Hoffman did, tracking him down to Texas and pointing the local authorities his way. When the sergeant who picked him up called, he asked Hoffman if he had any questions for Harlan. “Ask him what kind of detective he thinks I am now,” replied Hoffman, chuckling. His most vexing case, he said, is the January 2004 murder of Rhonda Holland. LPD charged Gregory Parker with the crime in 2009, but the district attorney’s office didn’t think there was enough evidence to take to trial. Park-

er is still sitting in jail for the murder of his wife, Barbara, on Valentine’s Day of 2004. The couple was acquainted with Holland, who worked at her mother’s gift store in downtown Littleton. Hoffman says the nature of crime in Littleton has changed in the 35 years he’s worked its streets. “I don’t think we had the violent crime like we do now, but we had the racetrack,” he said, which came with its own set of problems. The Centennial Race Track was a horse track at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue. Having closed his last case, Hoffman’s ready to spend more time with his wife of 44 years, Bette. The highschool sweethearts raised their two boys in Littleton. They settled here after his stint in the Air Force and some time earning his degree in criminal justice in Colorado Springs. Hoffman looks back on his career with a mixture of humility and pride. “I always tried to come to work every day and do a good job,” he said. “I tried to see the cases through and treat everyone fairly.” He sees a bright future for LPD, noting it received no complaints from the public last year. “For a department this size, and what we deal with, that tells us we’ve got a good police department and people like us. I think the department has a lot of good people and a lot of great police officers. They all know how to treat people. I hope the new chief has good ideas and keeps moving forward.”

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Magical thinking leads to good works Heritage High School’s Derek McKee becomes the ‘Boy in the Box’ By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Derek McKee has been busy recently. He’s appeared on “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and “Extra” with Mario Lopez, performed in Malibu at a camp for homeless kids and wowed ’em in Las Vegas. “And now I’m in a box,” he said March 29. Quite literally. The Heritage High School senior was spending the week in a Plexiglas box on the 16th Street Mall to raise awareness about the plight of the up to 1,500 homeless youths who sleep on the streets of Denver every night without the luxury of walls and a roof. “It’s like a sauna today,” he said, and he had the sweat to prove it. But when it’s cold outside, it’s really, really cold in the box, he says. McKee is on the board of the Little Red Wagon Foundation, which works to provide homeless kids with basic necessities and some comfort items. It was founded in 2005 by Zach Bonner, who was serving time concurrently with McKee in his own box in Tampa, Fla. “There’s been so much support from the community, and the homeless community has just been amazing,” he said. One memory he’ll take home is of a homeless couple who offered their last dollar and

Heritage High School senior and accomplished magician Derek McKee lived in this box on downtown Denver’s 16th Street Mall for a week to raise awareness about youth homelessness. He had collected more than 700 food items by his third day. Photo by Jennifer Smith some canned food. The husband needed medicine, and Derek and his team made sure he got it. His goal was to line the walls of the box with 3,000 cans of food he’ll donate to local food banks. By his third day, he’d already stacked up 700 or so.

Which at least gave him one wall of privacy — changing clothes is just one challenge he’s had to figure out. “You can’t be bashful when you live in a box,” he said. He’s only stepped out to run into Denver Pavilions to find a restroom, and sleeping has been pretty much out of

the question. “The shuttles run until 10 at night, and then all the streetlights come on,” he said. His box locks and he has security, but he said he hadn’t had any trouble. Nobody has tagged his box or tried to tip it over, but he said things get pretty interesting after the bars close. He’s mostly enjoyed the week, meeting people who bring donations or just stop by to say hello. He keeps himself and passersby entertained by performing his signature card tricks. At 11, McKee became the youngest person ever to compete at the World Magic Teen Competition in Las Vegas. Two years later, as he prepared to compete there for the third time, a production company decided to film a documentary based on it. “Make Believe” won in its category at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and McKee was on his way. Now he hangs out in Hollywood hobnobbing with his childhood idol, Lance Burton, and amazes audiences around the world. All that and math class too. His math teacher, Abbie Wade, spent some time with him on the mall. She thinks he’s giving a wonderful gift to those who need it. “He’s beyond high school in maturity,” she said. McKee says every kid has the potential to find creative ways to make a difference. “It’s important for us to give back in a way that’s not just volunteering, which is great, but there’s still so much to be done,” he said.

Giant rabbit, kids scramble for eggs Indoor hunt mixes Easter fun with fitness

‘This is really just a great little event that’s free and

By Deborah Grigsby

dgrigsby@ourcoloradonews.com A record number of kids armed with baskets, shopping bags and even backpacks squared off with the Easter Bunny for a morning egg hunt full of fun and fitness. Thousands of brightly colored plastic eggs, some filled with prizes, were up for grabs March 30 at the Family Sports Dome in Centennial, courtesy of the giant rabbit himself. “It was a record event, “said Jamie DeBartolomeis, spokeswoman for the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, event sponsor. “We had more than 450 kids and probably close to 1,000 parents and grandparents in attendance.” A $1,000 sponsorship from the City of Centennial helped defray the cost of the eggs, candy and prizes. “This is such a fun event, and I am so glad it’s here at the indoor sports dome,” said Natalie Meyers of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who came with her 3-year-old grandson. “We are here visiting for Easter and I was

fun for not just the kids, but the whole family.’ Jamie DeBartolomeis, parks district spokeswoman not so enthused about hunting eggs in the cold, but this is nice.” Keeping to its word of pairing physical activity with fun, South Suburban rolled out the fitness fun van onto the field, complete with hula hoops, inflatables, music and interactive video games. Egg hunts were divided into age groups to afford younger kids the opportunity to enjoy the experience. Children then returned the plastic eggs to be traded for candy and small toys. Four large gift baskets were awarded to those who located a special golden egg.

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At just 21 months old, Centennial resident Elaina Yilmaz is not sure what to make of the Easter Bunny. The giant rabbit was on hand at South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Easter-egg hunt at the Family Sports Dome in Centennial. The March 30 event attracted hundreds of local kids for a morning of fun and fitness activities. Photo by Deborah Grigsby The March 30 indoor egg scramble was one of three egg hunts hosted by South Suburban across the entire district. DeBartolomeis said the event, now in its third year at the Family Sports Dome, is becoming a local tradition on the east side of

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The Colorado Senate on March 28 approved a $20.5 billion budget that Democratic lawmakers are touting as evidence of an economy that is moving in the right direction. But their Republican counterparts see the so-called “long bill” as an example of irresponsible overreach at a time of uneven economic growth. The budget, which begins its fiscal year in July, was passed on a party-line vote of 19-15, with one Democratic lawmaker absent. Highlights of the budget include more money for public schools and colleges, and construction projects. State employees would get their first pay increases in years. The state’s ability to do these things is the result of a stronger economy, aided by eventstock sales, a rise in employment last year , butand other factors, such as growth in retail ningsales and the housing market. eeps However, economic forecasters caution that there are factors that could negatively impact the economy in the next year, such as the possible rise of interest rates and a

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In an effort to encourage home ownership, the City of Littleton has joined Denver and the Metro Mayors Caucus in the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program funding initiative. Mayor Debbie Brinkman bought her first house 15 years ago with the assistance of the Metro Mayors Mortgage Program. “This program is an investment in Littleton and its residents,” she said. “Strong and vibrant neighborhoods are the backbone of the community.” Buyers do not need to be first-time owners. There are income limits, and buyers need a FICO credit score of at least 640. Grants are available to assist with down payments and closing costs. Single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and manufactured homes qualify, but the owner must occupy the home as a primary residence. The renewable fund will be available on a first-come, first-served basis through Dec. 31, 2014, or while funds remain. For more information, visit www.denvergov.org/ housing.

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shaky European economic environment. Sen. Pat Steadman of Denver, the chairman of the General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee, said during a recent budget floor debate on the bill that instead of the “maneuvering and cash fund raids” that have been necessary in past years, there are “reasons to cheer” many things in this year’s long bill. But, unlike last year, Republicans are in unanimous opposition to the budget, so far. Sen. Kent Lambert of Colorado Springs, who also is a member of the Joint Budget Committee, did not vote for the bill. Lambert and other Republicans said the new budget’s spending would exceed growth, and that the state cannot afford that. “We cannot add more money to add a Band-Aid to the bleeding,” Lambert said. Sen. Mark Scheffel, R-Parker, said “this is the largest budget that the state’s ever had,” and that he would not support it. However, Scheffel did vote for last year’s budget, which also was rather sizable. Steadman said he does not understand Republican opposition, considering that last year’s budget — which was based on a gloomier economic forecast — was “wildly, bipartisanly popular, and for some reason, this year, it’s not.” The bill still has to be voted on in the House, before heading to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk for his signature.

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‘Dog Protection Act’ would guide police Deaths of pets get legislative attention

‘I hope this bill can prevent just one person’s dog from being killed.’

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Jeff Fisher, whose dog was killed by a sheriff ’s deputy

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com It’s been more than two months since Ziggy’s life was taken from Jeff Fisher, but the pain of losing his four-legged best friend has yet to subside for the Westminster man. “I miss him every day,” Fisher said in a recent interview. “I miss him being there in the morning and coming home to him. He was awesome. He was like a son.” Ziggy, an 8-year-old border collie mix, was shot to death by an Adams County sheriff’s deputy on Jan. 14, in an incident that resulted in two very different versions of events. But Ziggy’s death — as well as several other cases of officer-involved dog shootings around the state — could end up leading to a new law aimed at saving dogs’ lives when police are called out to residences. State Senate Bill 226, which has been dubbed the “Dog Protection Act,” would require local law enforcement agencies to put in place training, and to adopt policies and procedures officers would be required to adhere to whenever they encounter dogs. Republican Sen. David Balmer of Centennial, a sponsor of the bill, said in a recent

Ziggy stands in an undated photo taken by his owner, Jeff Fisher. Ziggy was shot to death by an Adams County sheriff’s deputy on Jan. 15. The incident is among many that have spurred a bill to formalize policies for police when they encounter dogs. Courtesy photo by Jeff Fisher interview that the idea would be for police to properly announce their presence whenever they are responding to house calls, in order to give owners some time to put their dogs outside, or into another room. “We in this bill are creating a duty for law enforcement officers in non-violent situa-

tions to give the owner of a dog an opportunity to save their dog,” Balmer said. The bill states that there have been more than 30 officer-involved dog shootings around the state in the last five years alone. Balmer also said that in cases where dogs are shot by police, the officer had been responding to a non-violent situation. “Every time it gets covered by any news outlet, we find out about more dog shootings,” Balmer said. “It’s a bigger problem than any of us knew it was when we first started (working on the bill).” Under the bill, a volunteer task force would be organized to develop training guidelines for law enforcement agencies. Balmer did acknowledge that there is a “giant exception” area of the bill that lays out several instances where police would not be required to adhere to the training. They include cases where police are responding to suspected drug houses, or if the house is included in a “dangerous dog” registry. Jennifer Reba Edwards of the Wheat

South Metro Denver SBDC Hosts Intensive 10-week Business Planning Course

This spring the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will again offer an intensive business planning course for entrepreneurs. The Colorado Leading Edge will present the NxLeveL® Entrepreneurial Training Program; a course designed for entrepreneurs who are currently in business seeking both knowledge and skills to grow their businesses. Participants graduate with a fully executed business plan, which might be a feasibility study, growth plan, or start-up plan. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best plans from generous grant matching sponsor, Colorado Business Bank. Both facilitators and participants rave about the course and its ability to help entrepreneurs get their new growth plans off the ground successfully. Jeannie Pershin, a partner at Romancing the Bean coffee shop in Littleton, was impressed with the course. “I’ve always concentrated on the operations side of the business and completing this program with my partner gave me new insight as to the total picture of our operation. They uncovered areas of our business practices that we hadn’t taken into account.” “The NxLeveL business planning course is a one-of-a-kind program for business owners who need to write or enhance their business plan in order to expand their business.

This 10-week course offers a safe place for entrepreneurs to learn and support each other on the path to completing a business plan. I have found this course adds to the success of the business by assisting entrepreneurs in getting capital, planning growth, or starting a new venture,” said Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center. Over 10 weeks the course will cover: • Planning & Research: Entrepreneurial Essentials • Organizational Matters: Management & Legal Structure • Marketing: Market Research, Analysis & Understanding • Advertising: Strategies, Tactics & Implementation • Financial Overview: Books, Records & Controls, Financial Planning • Managing Your Money: Cash Flow Projections, Budgets & Assumptions The course also features: • Guest speakers including accountants, attorneys and bankers • Networking opportunities • A comprehensive textbook, workbook and resource guide • Five hours of one-on-one business consulting from the South Metro Denver SBDC at no charge • Interaction with business loan officers at the Lender’s Panel • Special bonus sessions: Web site review, IBIS World Industry Research report, and Brandify Report The SBDC will be holding an informational seminar on the program on Thursday, April 4th and again on April 11th from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the South Metro Denver Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 324 in the

Streets at SouthGlenn Complex in Centennial. You’ll be able to meet and ask questions of the instructors and learn how this opportunity can benefit your business. The actual 10-week course will run from 6:00 to 9:30 pm on Wednesday evenings beginning April 17th through June 19th at the Chamber Center. Cost for the 10week course is $495 per person, $445 for South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce members and Colorado Business Bank customers with additional members of a registered organization able to take the course for an additional $250. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to business owners in need of financial assistance. NxLeveL™ is funded by Colorado Business Bank, the State of Colorado, and the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Register for the course by email at info@ smallbusinessdenver.com or call 303-795-0142 for more information. The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado’s institutions of higher education, and local development organizations.

Ridge-based Animal Law Center said those exceptions are reasonable, but that the ultimate goal of the legislation is to create an environment where police are better trained to deal with animals who are near and dear to the lives of many people in any community. “Most people don’t see their dog as some piece of property,” she said. “Most people see them as their short, hairy family members.” For Fisher, that was the case with Ziggy. His dog’s death was made even more tragic after it turned out that deputies were responding to the wrong address that night. Adams County District Attorney Dave Young has decided not to file charges against the deputy, citing “significant discrepancies” between Fisher’s and the deputies’ versions of events from that evening. Still, Fisher hopes that something good can come from this tragedy. “It was unreal what happened,” Fisher said. “But I hope this bill can prevent just one person’s dog from being killed.”

Calendar of Events For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, April 4th Healthcare Policy Taskforce The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial FastTracks New Investor Orientation The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Celebrating the Success of Littleton Modern Dentistry 7456 S. Simms St., Unit A-1, Littleton Friday, April 5th Retirement Celebration for Mary Kay McCarty The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Tuesday, April 9th Columbine High School Social Enterprise Presentation The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Business Bible Study The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Business After Hours hosted by PROformance Apparel 6905 S. Broadway, Suite 181, Littleton Wednesday, April 10th HYPE Board of Advisors Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Nonprofit & Business Partnership Advisory Board Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Celebrating Funky Business’ New ConneXions Store Southwest Plaza Mall, 8501 West Bowles Ave., Littleton Thursday, April 11th Technology Advocates Group The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Littleton Business Coalition with Brett Spenst, CEO, Littleton Adventist Hospital South Denver Cardiology Associates, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton Women in Leadership Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Colorado Center for the Blind Annual Business Networking Event 2233 W. Shepperd Ave., Littleton Friday, April 12th Economic Development Group Breakfast The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial

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Immigrant center seen as blueprint Volunteers, donations, grants keep it afloat By Jennifer Smith

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In February alone, the Littleton Immigration Resources Center filed 28 natuhose ralization applications for people from 13 e uldifferent countries, including Bulgaria, the reate Netherlands, Iraq, Mexico and Canada. etter “It’s not just the big cities as we have near tended to believe and as historically it n any maybe was in the past,” said City Councilor Bruce Beckman. ome Alejandra Harguth, the center’s supereople visor, updated city council March 19, with mememphasis on the more than $560,000 in

grants and donations that have helped sustain it since it opened in 2005. The city’s 2012 budget included nearly $105,000 for LIRC, mostly payroll for Harguth and a part-time employee. A $145,000 grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services allowed for two more people, freeing up what had been a bottleneck in service, said Harguth. “It was quite a coup to get that,” said Mayor Debbie Brinkman, noting it’s a very competitive grant. LIRC was chosen out of a pool of 150 applicants nationwide and is the only Colorado organization to earn it. “We’re viewed as a blueprint for projects like this throughout the United States,” said Harguth. The Migration Policy Institute, upon awarding LIRC a $50,000 grant, said it’s a

thoughtful and smart approach that engages the community and stresses “the values of inclusiveness, civic engagement, and two-way education and cultural enrichment.” LIRC offers English classes, help navigating the path to citizenship, one-on-one mentoring by volunteers, and other resources. While the majority of clients live in Littleton, Harguth said people have come from other states just for LIRC’s services. Attorneys can charge upward of $500 an hour for the same services LIRC offers on a sliding scale. It also protects clients from being duped by people who say they’ll help, then take the money and run. Harguth said she’s heard of people paying hundreds of dollars for documents that are free.

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Cornerstone Park opens batting cages

South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s batting cages at Cornerstone Park, 5098 S. Windermere St., are now open, weather permitting. Spring hours are Monday through Friday, 4-8 p.m.; and weekends noon to 8 p.m. For more information, including cage rentals, contact 303-797-3796 or aaronf@sspr.org, or visit www.sspr.org.

The Adventures in History program offers children the opportunity to experience life in the 1800s South Platte Valley through hands-on activities at Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. It’s a week-long program with daily sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the weeks of June 11-15, July 9-13, and August 6-10. Cost is $90 per child. Registration is open to students who are entering the fourth, fifth or sixth grade this fall and is limited to 20 children per week. It’s open only to Littleton residents and Friends of the Library and Museum members, and preference will be given to applicants who have not previously participated. For more information, call 303-795-3950 or visit www.littletongov.org/museum

Make butter at the museum The Littleton Mineral Station is currently the end of the line for the Southwest Rail line. An extension is planned to continue the line to Lucent and Plaza in Highlands Ranch, but there is no timeline yet. Photo by Ryan Boldrey longer. That’s another issue that Susan Wood, RTD project manager, said will be looked at. The Southwest Rail extension planned to go to Lucent and Plaza in Highlands Ranch will add 1,000 parking spots, but has no timeline for construction. And while RTD officials say they are continuing to look for funding to complete the project, residents such as Koehler are getting frustrated when they watch other FasTracks projects get completed first. One example is the southeast extension from Lincoln to Ridgegate, which is on the table. Officials say they hope to see that happen by 2014. “WhenNews Children’s 4” HosColorado x 5” pital announced that it was Aug. 2012 coming in, I thought for

sure that was going to be it,” Koehler said. “I was very surprised that one is getting done first.” Kent Bagley, District H representative on the RTD board, pointed out that a lot of big projects are happening right now within RTD. “Everybody thinks theirs is the most important project,” he said. Wood said there is a task force being put together to examine funding options for the southwest line, and design plans are already being studied. “We will continue to look at any grant opportunities and pursue any funding that is available, whether it’s public, whether it’s private, whether it’s federal,” Wood said. “We are going to do as much as we can as fast as we can.”

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Sabrina Koehler wakes up early every morning to drive to the Littleton Mineral RTD Station. If she doesn’t get up early enough to arrive by 8 a.m., though, she is forced to drive to Broadway before she can finish her commute into Denver for work. Koehler is like a lot of Highlands Ranch residents who ride RTD on a regular or daily basis. And with a wait list to purchase reserved parking in the lot, many in-district riders are not finding the convenience they hope for. The message was heard loud and clear at the FasTracks Citizen Advisory Committee meeting March 20 at Southridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch. One suggestion, from Englewood Mayor Pro Tem Jim Woodward, was that RTD could work on parking issues prior to the construction of some lines that have been pushed to the back burner, by setting up bus runs to lots that will serve future stations to ease current parking issues. Those who already opt to take the bus to the station are finding they are adding a half-hour to their commute, and all too frequently, the RTD buses arrive two minutes after their trains leave the station, causing them to wait even

The Littleton Immigrant Resources Center grew out of the 2004 Littleton Leadership Retreat, when Littleton residents gathered to learn about the city’s growing diversity and what could be done to reach out to newcomers. The Littleton Immigration Integration Initiative formed and garnered a $310,000 grant from the Colorado Trust to set up the center in Bemis Library. There was much discussion last fall during council’s 2013 budget process about funding community programs like LIRC. None was cut, but City Manager Michael Penny said the discussion was intended for consideration in following years. Brinkman said the intent is not to get rid of such programs, but to find alternative ways to fund them.

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Visit the 1860s cabin at Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., between 10:30 a.m. and noon on April 6 to find why it’s called “sweet cream” butter. Visitors can also help churn butter the old-fashioned way during this free event.

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Some friends are always there for you Three of my best friends are appliances. The washing machine, the dryer, and the dishwasher. I have thought about this. They’re dependable, focused, and they’re always on time. They leave me alone when I want to be left alone, and when I need them, they are Johnny-on-the-spot, especially the washing machine. I do a good job of spotting my shirts with salad dressing, and the washing machine is always on standby. I can call on them any time of day or night I look forward to doing my laundry, and I look forward to doing my dishes. But it wasn’t always this way. When I went away to college and got my first apartment, I didn’t have any appliances, other than a hot plate, and a refrigerator that sounded like Charles Laughton. I hand-washed the dishes. And I had to take all of my laundry to something called a laundromat, also called “washaterias.” The laundromats were uniformly heinous. If you’ve ever had to use one, you know what I mean. I could spend half of my col-

umn allowance on laundromats, but please do me a favor, and just reminisce about them, so I can get back to my three friends. Hand-washing the dishes wasn’t much fun, so the pots and pans and plates waited on the tarmac, sometimes for days. I will admit to weeks. I would just rinse what I needed. Not any more. I run the dishwasher about every other day. And the washer and dryer too. I like to do laundry. Thundercats, I’ll do yours. I am going to try my best to explain this. I am not always dependable, focused, and on time. I miss the off ramp. The signs say “push” and I pull. Like Dave Mathews said, I “fall aside, stumbling down drunken

question of the week

Should James Holmes face the death penalty? On March 27, accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes offered to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. The next

day, we asked people at Aspen Grove shopping center in Littleton how they felt about that.

“It’s not like jail is such a luxurious place … Killing him would just be ending that suffering.” — Melissa Jimenez, Littleton

“He killed a lot of people. He doesn’t deserve to live, even in jail.” — Faye Hershey, Littleton

“I don’t have any remorse about him being put to death, but I think the way the death penalty works is inefficient and a waste of money.” — Paul Raemer, Centennial

“I think the prosecutors ought to take his offer and get the whole thing over with rapidly and relatively inexpensively.” — Richard Hershey, Littleton

uncomplicating the complicated Lately I have found myself in conversations with people about how complicated their lives have become, or how complex situations at work or at home have created a feeling of being uptight or stressed out. So how do we simplify the complicated? Well, the first thing we need to do is understand that nothing is ever as difficult or as bad as it seems, and that panic truly is our worst enemy. And we also need to remind ourselves that all will be well. Situations become more convoluted and problematic when we allow the imagery of the worst-case scenario to worry us and erode our hope or positive outlook. The longer we dwell on the possibility that things will go bad, the more the situation will appear even more complicated. The second thing we can do is determine what we believe would be the best possible outcome. When we can begin with the end in mind, we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So in the first step we eliminate the negative or pessimistic thoughts and in step two we acknowledge and see the potential best-case scenario. We replace the negative input with positive output. The third and final tip I can share with you is to do some healthy and creative destruction of the situation. Peel the layers back and pick the problem apart piece by piece. When things become complicated it means that there are many events, moving parts, circumstances, people, or situations coming together to create confusion and maybe even chaos. When we try and attack the entire problem it can seem overwhelming or too much to overcome, so we ignore it hoping that it will go away or fix itself. And our avoidance behavior only compounds an already complicated situation.

roads, I find myself more and more mistaking myself for someone else.” Washing machines don’t stumble. That’s why I like mine. I can program it, and it sticks to the program. I don’t stick to the program, so I admire anyone or anything that can. Keep this under your hat. I’ll do a load of laundry just before bedtime just so that I can hear the washing machine going through its cycles, directly below me. One day the builder’s grade dishwasher that came with the house decided to explode. A repairman arrived and on his way up the driveway asked what kind it was. When I told him, he turned, said, “Get a new one, buddy,” and left. I have wood flooring and the explosion damaged the wood. I had to vacate for three days while it was sanded and refinished. I went to Mesa Verde and listened to the guide. There was no mention of appliances. The Anasazi did not have Maytag. Maybe I wouldn’t like to do laundry as much as I do if I had a family, and had to get the stains out of Craig Jr.’s Old Navy

jeans. Here’s another thing: I fold. I am one hell of a folder. I can fold a hand towel like a trained hand towel folder. That goes for bath towels and sheet towels. Whatever it is about fulfilling certain tasks that have a beginning, middle, and end, it feels good. I have made some kind of progress on a day when maybe otherwise I have drifted, or overworked a painting, or faltered with a column. My first college apartment was managed by Sam Sing and Jon Wong, who operated a little laundry on Sawtelle Boulevard in West Los Angeles. I had them do my shirts, light starch. They came back to me, folded impeccably, with a cardboard insert, and a paper ribbon around them. Laundry can be very beautiful. Maybe I like to do laundry simply because I succeed with it. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net

Sales-tax remittance fairness needed As I was meeting with local city leaders, one of them told me about a bill that was making its way through the U.S. Congress to allow states and cities to collect sales taxes from companies who do not have a physical presence in the state. (The Internet sellers who do have a physical presence in the state already do collect sales taxes.) This bill was called Main Street Fairness, and he thought it might help me in my effort to streamline the sales tax remittance process in the state for local businesses. As I began to research this federal bill, I discovered that all the requirements of the state to be able to receive these newly collected taxes were also the same things that our local businesses were saying would greatly ease the burden of remittance for them as well. I also learned that by the state complying with these new proposed requirements from the Main Street, or now as it’s called, “marketplace fairness,” estimates were that the state and its municipalities could see as much as $350 million in new revenue, which could make it a “win” for the state, the cities, and our local businesses who have been struggling for decades with what has been rated by independent sources as

the most burdensome and complicated remittance process in the nation. One example of one of our small businesses who has been burdened is Paul Archer, founder and owner of ABP Copy. Paul currently employs 19 people and has successfully grown ABP Copy to do business all over the state of Colorado. However, he is subject to audit by every single taxing jurisdiction he does business in. His account-payable manager spends nearly all of her time remitting checks to these various jurisdictions as well. This is very costly for Paul, and it hampers the growth of his hard work. Currently, I am working to reform this Conti continues on Page 9

letters to the editor dilemma about law enforcement

While I agree with the basic premise that local sheriffs should not be deciding what laws to enforce and what not to enforce (some Colorado sheriffs will not enforce new gun laws), I think that we can

So what works better is to dissect the complication into manageable components, compartmentalize the elements causing the difficulties, and develop a plan to address each one. When we take this approach, that light at the end of our tunnel becomes brighter, and with each element or compartment that we sort through and fix, the light gets even brighter, the end of the tunnel closer, and our confidence soars as we prepare to take on the remaining elements. There is nothing that is so overly complicated that it cannot become uncomplicated by approaching it with a positive, constructive and productive attitude and a solid plan. If we choose to look at the complications in our life as something that is in our control instead out of our control, we will significantly increase our chances of simplifying the chaos and associated burdens of the complication. Are you facing a complicated situation that may seem overwhelming? I encourage you to practice the tactical approach outlined here in this column and let me know if it helped at gotonorton@gmail.com. When we can uncomplicate the complicated, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com.

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Afghanistan — ‘the wrong war’ In 2007, when then-Sen. Barack Obama began his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, his signature issue was his opposition to the war in Iraq. This well positioned him against his chief rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who in 2002 had voted in favor of going to war. Obama wasn’t elected to the U.S. Senate until 2004, so he had the good political fortune of not having cast a vote for or against the Iraq War. During the 2008 presidential primary, Obama campaigned heavily against the unpopular war in Iraq by criticizing the Bush administration’s decision to invade the country based on their allegations that Saddam Hussein posed an imminent threat to U.S. national security interest. The Bush administration’s rationale for the invasion was that Saddam Hussein presented an imminent threat because he was developing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in clear violation of the 1991 cease-fire agreement that ended the first Gulf War. Following an exhaustive search by coalition forces in post-invasion Iraq, the alleged Iraqi stockpiles of WMD never materialized.

While Obama criticized the U.S. intervention in Iraq as the “wrong war,” he praised our involvement in Afghanistan as being the “right war” for our country to prosecute. This was because our involvement was justified by the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, which planned and coordinated al-Qaeda in their safe harbor in Afghanistan given them by the Taliban. However, it is my contention that Afghanistan was never the “right war” for our country to be so deeply involved in. No doubt, the initial actions of the Bush administration in Afghanistan were brilliant. Shortly following the 9/11 attack, air, advisory and logistical support was given

to the anti-Taliban forces, the Northern Alliance, who successfully fought the Taliban and were able to push them and al-Qaeda allies completely out of their country. The United States had an extraordinary opportunity at that moment to say to the victors on the ground that so long as they keep Afghanistan from becoming another breeding ground for terrorism, we would continue to provide support to them. We also would have been in a position to encourage them to expand their governing coalition to better reflect the ethnic and religious composition of the country and to improve the status of women in their society. Unfortunately, the Bush administration made a terrible and costly mistake. Instead of saying to the victors on the ground that we will support you so long as you keep al-Qaeda and the Taliban from returning to Afghanistan, we forced them aside and superimposed a political process over the country that gave them the government that we wanted them to have without regard to the political culture of the Afghan people. The Bush administration had an op-

portunity to achieve our security goals in Afghanistan without the extraordinary cost to our military that has been paid in blood: over 2,000 dead and so many more wounded. This year alone, the cost to U.S. taxpayers for all Afghanistan-related costs will exceed $100 billion. The United States must return to a foreign policy that is less idealistic and more realistic. We must maintain strong conventional forces to deter those who otherwise would wish to attack us and support indigenous factions within a given region that share our security goals instead of invading, pacifying and administering whole countries under the impossible goal of trying to make them look like us. If I accomplish anything during my tenure as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, it will be in making sure that our nation never goes down the path of nation-building ever again. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman serves Colorado’s 6th Congressional District. He is a Marine Corps combat veteran and the only member of Congress to have served in both the first Gulf War and the Iraq War.

We need a federal budget that strengthens America

A great debate is under way in Congress to address our nation’s fiscal issues and to pass a budget that strengthens our nation. House Republicans and Senate Democrats have recently proposed and voted on two different budgets for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins in October of this year. The proposed budgets reflect stark differences in values and priorities and would provide very different outcomes for middleclass families, students, seniors and our nation’s economic future. The House budget, developed by Rep. Paul Ryan, would protect the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations and tackle the deficit by burdening age 9the middle class. Under the House budget, millionaires would receive an average $245,000 tax break and raise taxes on middle class families by $3,000. The Senate budget would close Slave ht aw. mfield arker

corporate tax loopholes, limit tax breaks on the wealthy, and expand tax incentives for work, savings, and school. The House budget slashes $98 billion in Pell Grants and doubles the student loan interest rates in July from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. In addition, significant cuts would be made to investments in transportation, infrastructure, research and development, and clean energy. The highest priority of the Senate budget is to establish a foundation that will secure our economic future by maintaining current education investments, provide $50 billion for transportation priorities and $10 billion to create an infrastructure bank. Some of our nation’s most vital programs have found themselves in the cross hairs of the House

budget, including Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. For instance, the House budget would dismantle and privatize Medicare, breaking a promise made to our seniors, and repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Senate budget preserves and protects Medicare for our seniors and future generations of Americans while building on health care reform. Unfortunately, the debate over our nation’s budget is not the only fiscal challenge we face. At the beginning of March, acrossthe-board federal spending cuts started going into effect, as a result of some-

thing called the “sequester.” The sequester was developed as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and was designed as a deadline-driven vehicle to force Congress and the White House to make a deal on our nation’s budget to avoid drastic cuts, and still no deal has been made. I voted against the Budget Control Act of 2011, because applying a blunt instrument like the sequester is not the answer. I have always advocated for strategic investments in programs to help our families and communities and proven areas of economic growth like medical research, clean energy opportunities and workforce training programs. The Senate budget will replace the sequester and protect our nation’s economic recovery, while the House budget would make

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burdensome process, and due to the marketplace fairness’s continued progress in Washington (recently passing the senate on a 75-24 nonbinding vote), these same streamline and simplification steps could also bring increased revenue to Colorado. The Department of Revenue, city officials, and businesses have been a part of the continued negotiation, and drafting of my proposed constitutional amendment, as this would amend home-rule authority slightly to allow for a single remittance point, a single source of audit, and a unified tax base, all requirements to receive the new sales taxes from remote vendors. First, the single remittance point. The Department of Revenue is the logical point for this as they already

are the remittance point for all businesses in statutory cities, (those that are not home rule) and of course the state. In my meetings with D.O.R. they did confirm that they could greatly increase the speed in which they could forward the money belonging to the cities to them, but it would take $2.1 million to reprogram their computer system, which would be easily offset by then new tax revenue. Second, the single audit. To accomplish a single annual audit, and to allow cities to maintain maximum control, the CR calls for a central audit bureau to be created, by members of the existing city auditors who would be in effect the representative of their city in the bureau. Auditors could then go out in teams auditing for the state, and all the cities. The hope is that this synergistic approach would bring a collective wisdom, and

greater efficiency. Finally the uniform tax base. This is especially challenging due to TABOR restrictions, and the plea from cities is that it remain revenueneutral. Yet, it could be accomplished by making a list of all the tax exemptions from all the cities’ tax codes, then determining which of these are common to all cities, which are not. The exemptions common to all cities would remain exempt, and the exemptions not common would move into the taxable column with a 0 percent rate. In this way it would mean no rise in taxes to the consumer, revenue-neutral for the cities, and meeting the requirement of marketplace fairness. State Rep. Kathleen Conti serves House District 38, which includes Littleton.

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cuts even deeper than those currently in place. Overall, the Senate budget proposes fair fiscal priorities and a sustainable path. The House budget would cut our most vital programs and support to those most in need. Furthermore, President Obama will announce a separate budget on April 10, and I look forward to seeing his proposal. I expect it will closely align with the Senate budget priorities by responsibly addressing our

nation’s deficit, protect critical programs, and invest in areas that stimulate economic growth. As always, I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to try and find a compromise on a budget solution that strengthens our nation now and for years to come. U.S. Rep Diana DeGette serves Colorado’s 1st District, which includes Denver, Englewood, Columbine Valley and Bow Mar.

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t’s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low-maintenance strategies. Here are five strategies to create a low-maintenance ecofriendly landscape this season. • Be water-wise: Save money on the water bill, time spent watering and this precious resource, water. Start by growing drought-tolerant plants suited to your growing environment. Once established they will only need watering during extended dry spells. Mulch with shredded leaves, evergreen needles, wood chips, or other organic matter to conserve moisture, reduce weeds, and improve the soil as they decompose. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer, like Milorganite, that promotes slow steady growth instead of excessive greenery that requires more water. Plus, it won’t burn even during drought.

​Courtesy​photo • Recycle yard waste in the landscape: Minimize the amount of yard waste produced, reuse what can be in other areas of the landscape and recycle the rest as compost. These are just a few strategies that will save time bagging, hauling, and disposing of yard debris. And better yet, implementing this strategy will save money and time spent buying and transporting soil amendments, since it will be created right in the backyard. Start by leaving grass clippings on the lawn. The short clippings break down quickly, adding organic matter, nutrients and moisture to the soil. Grow trees suited to the growing con-

ditions and available space. That means less pruning and fewer trimmings that will need to be managed. • Make compost at home: Recycle yard waste into compost. Put plant waste into a heap and let it rot. Yes, it really is that simple. The more effort put into the process, the quicker the results. Do not add insect-infested or diseased plant material or perennial weeds like quack grass, annual weeds gone to seed, or invasive plants. Most compost piles are not hot enough to kill these pests. And do not add meat, dairy, or bones that can attract rodents. • Manage pests in harmony

with nature: A healthy plant is the best defense against insects and disease. Select the most pestresistant plants suited to the growing conditions and provide proper care. Check plants regularly throughout the growing season. It is easier to control a few insects than the hundreds that can develop in a week or two. And when problems arise, look for the most eco-friendly control. Start by removing small infestations by hand. Consider traps, barriers, and natural products if further control is needed. And as always be sure to read and follow label directions carefully. • Use energy-wise landscape design: Use landscape plantings to keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Homes will have a more comfortable temperature throughout the seasons and energy costs will be reduced. Plant trees on the east and west side of a house to shade windows in the summer and let the sun shine in and warm it up through the south-facing windows in winter. Shade air conditioners, so they run more efficiently. Incorporate these changes into gardening routines and hab-

its over time. Soon these and many more strategies that help save time and money while being kind to the environment will seem to occur automatically. Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including “Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening.” She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice monthly Gardeners’ Questions newspaper column. Melinda also has a column in Gardening How-to magazine. Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Her website is www. melindamyers.com

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Our Climax and Henderson operations are now hiring! Our Climax operation, located 10 miles north of Leadville, consists of an open-pit molybdenum mine and mill. The Climax mine is one of the largest, highest-grade and lowest-cost molybdenum mines in the world. Climax Mine opportunities: • Mill Diagnostic Electrician – Job #1204301 • Senior RCM Technician – Job #1203606 • Diesel Diagnostic Mechanic – Job #1205082 • HR Generalist II – Job #1300482 Our Henderson operation consists of an underground molybdenum mine, located 38 miles east of Silverthorne, and mill, located 20 miles north of Silverthorne. These two sites are connected by the longest conveyor of its kind in the world – a 15-mile elevated belt that passes underneath the Continental Divide, through an old train tunnel and above ground to the mill. Henderson opportunities: • Mill Industrial Electrician (Henderson Mill) – Job #1300296 • Senior Surveyor (Mining/Underground) (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300245 • Chief Electrical Engineer (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300591

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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to Careers@westernsummit.com or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

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When not announcing guests at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, Dex handles a few high-level tasks for chamber President John Brackney. Dex, a 14-month old Havanese, serves as the official door greeter and director of canine relations. Photo by Deborah Grigsby

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dgrigsby@ourcoloradonews.com Some posh offices have a door chime, alerting staff to arriving clients and customers. The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce has something better. They have Dexter. Dex, as his friends call him, is the chamber’s 14-month-old Havanese director of canine relations. Less than 12 inches tall, the cream-colored furry ambassador wields the stature of a tiny field marshal, investigating every corner of the chamber’s Streets at SouthGlenn

office. Although he officially belongs to Taren Shuck-Boehler, strategic events planner, Dex has officially become a member of the chamber staff, roaming freely — relatively freely — around the office, welcoming guests and screening them for “turkey-flavored contraband.” Shuck-Boehler said it all began when she began bringing Dex to the office just a couple of days per week. “But then people began to ask about him when he wasn’t here,” she said. “Now, he’s part of the office and serves as the official door greeter.” A breed of Bichon, the Havanese is the national dog of Cuba and is known for its small but sturdy body type and ability to perform tricks. They are sometimes referred to as Cuban circus dogs. Fawned over by men and women alike,

Dex commands attention much like a mini fur-covered rock star. He’s very active in chamber business. “Dex is a vital part of day-to-day business here, helping us build relationships, and celebrate success — in his own way,” she said. “During the election, Dex entertained voters and their kids as they waited in line.” Shuck-Boehler said as the weather warms up, folks visiting the Streets at SouthGlenn can expect to see Dex out on his daily walks, greeting shoppers and new businesses. “There are a lot of things we’re working on at the chamber that we hope Dex can be a part of,” she said. “Although we’ve got to work a little more on the communication skills.” When asked about his heavy social schedule with the chamber, Dex simply described it as “ruff.”

‘New York Nights’ bound for Parker Wind ensemble joins with students for concert By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Parker will get a taste of the Big Apple with the upcoming “New York Nights” concert by the Colorado Wind Ensemble. The ensemble, a 45-member metro-area orchestra of woodwinds, brass and percussion, is one of The Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center’s performing partners and plays there several times a year. The ensemble’s main home is Littleton United Methodist Church, but it also trav-

els west to the Lakewood Cultural Center a couple of times a year, building its audience. The CWE will perform “New York Nights” at PACE Center at 7:30 p.m. April 5. Students from Douglas County schools who study with orchestra members will join the ensemble for this concert. Most of the member musicians have music degrees and many teach. Matthew Roeder is director. Innovative contemporary composers like to write for wind ensembles, according to orchestra publicist Ellen Christianson, so the audience may hear music they haven’t heard previously . The program opens with familiar music,

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though: Symphonic dances from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” arranged by Lavender. “Red Cape Tango” from Michael Daugherty’s “Metropolis Symphony” follows, then Jeff Tyzik’s “New York Cityscape” will feature a tango tuba solo. Robert Beaser’s “Manhattan Roll” and Clifton Williams’ “Symphonic Dance No. 3” fill out the evening’s program. This versatile orchestra is playing its 31st season in the south metro area, presenting music that especially features each instrument. Guest conductors for the CWE will be Nick Bidinger and Jayne Copland.

If you’ve ever wanted to travel on a weight-loss journey in front of millions of folks on TV, your chance is coming up. Eyeworks USA, the producers of the hit series “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” is beginning a nationwide tour to 13 cities — including Denver — in search of participants for season four of the weekly show. Candidates are invited to either attend an open call in one of the cities or send in a home tape. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” features transformational specialist Chris Powell, author of the New York Times bestseller “Choose to Lose.” Powell documents the amazing makeover of 15 courageous “super obese” people who have 365 days to safely lose up to half their body weight. Powell provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. He guides each of the participants through a transformation process by moving into each person’s home. The Denver open casting call takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, 8260 Northfield Blvd., #1370, Denver. Information on how to apply can be found on the official casting website at www.extrememakeovercasting.com. Casting call attendees should bring a nonreturnable photo.

Wild about Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry will make an official visit to the United States — including Colorado Springs — in May, according to a story broadcast last week on CBS. The prince is scheduled to be in the U.S. from May 9 through May 15 on behalf of several charities and the British government, the report said. “The 28-year-old royal is also scheduled to attend the Warrior Games for wounded veterans in Colorado Springs and visit New York City for an event promoting community-based youth athletics,” CBS reported. The prince also plans to visit New York City and New Jersey towns that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Harry’s last visit to the U.S. in May 2012 didn’t end up as a positive PR campaign after naked photos surfaced showing him with a female companion that were reportedly taken inside a VIP suite in a Las Vegas hotel. Parker continues on Page 20

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Winery guide author coming to Ranch Mitchell has traveled to nearly all of Colorado’s facilities By Sonya Ellingboe

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“Exploring Colorado Wineries” is by local author Paula Mitchell. Courtesy image

Local author Paula Mitchell shared tasting tips and suggestions about pairing wines and foods when she spoke at Bemis Library last month — and she especially talked about Colorado’s growing collection of wineries, as described in her 2012 book, “Exploring Colorado Wineries.” She is stopping again in the south metro area at 6:30 p.m. April 26, when she will appear at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. For reservations, call 303792-7323. She has visited 97 percent of the state’s 105 wineries, she said — meeting owners from all walks of life and sampling their products, which may vary from one or two specialties to a range of varieties and flavors. And she has recently completed training to be a Level II sommelier.

Novices reading Mitchell’s book will appreciate her chapter on tasting, including advice to start a personal journal. There is an order: white before red, delicate before strong, dry before sweet … Five s’s follow: See, swirl, smell, sip, savor — plus a page of descriptive words. How to read a wine label and a section on the process of winemaking and grape varieties leads to an overview of common grapes grown in Colorado, resulting wines and related terminology The reader is ready to travel — hopefully with journal in hand — and Mitchell divides the state into regions, with details as to times when wineries are open for visits. Weekend expeditions may be the way to organize after one takes note of hours and locations. She defines Colorado’s regions as: Grand Valley, Delta and Montrose counties, Four Corners Region, Front Range Region (north and south), Pikes Peak Region, Mountain Region. In addition to winery visits, there are numerous spots that host tasting rooms for more than one vintner — including several in the metro area which are open on Saturday afternoons and more.

Colorado Winery Row at 4640 Pecos St. in Denver represents four wineries: Bonacquisti Wine Company, Cottonwood Cellars and The Olathe Winery, Garfield Estates Vineyard and Winery and Verso Cellars. The tasting room is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and by appointment. It exhibits work by local artists and sometimes has events with live music. Specialties are highlighted through the book: Liliputian Winery in Hotchkiss, for example, is the only producer in the U.S. of Ginger Wine, called ShangriLa — nice with sushi. After each regional grouping of wineries, Mitchell has included a listing of other things to do and see in the area. In the Delta and Montrose, West Elks Region, suggestions include: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Morrow Point Boat Tours, the Creamery Arts Center, West Elk Scenic By-Way. For each winery, Mitchell pictures a label in color, lists how many cases are produced annually and which varieties; a message from the owner; tasting room details and other amenities; precise directions; and possible other tasting room locations.

Country legend is subject of musical biography “Hank Williams: Lost Highways,” a musical biography of the late and legendary singer/songwriter, was conceived and workshopped at the Denver Center Theatre Company in 1986/87 before an off-Broadway run. With original director Randal Myler and musical director Dan Wheetman, it will play April 4-14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The cast includes Kathy Brady and Randy Moore of DCTC and local actors Jamie Ann Romero and Rhonda Brown plus a band. Tickets start at $29, 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org/hank.

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Entry forms for the Depot Art Gallery’s 2013 All Colorado Show are now available. The annual Western Welcome Week event will run July 17 to Aug. 25 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, and is open to all Colorado residents. Pat Fostvedt will be juror. Cash and vendor awards will be announced at the opening reception on July 20. Entry forms are available: depotartgallery.org/All_Colorado_Show_2013. html, or call 303-795-0781.

MOA exhibit

Internationally acclaimed textile artist Claudy Jongstra, from the Netherlands, will open an exhibit of her work on April 13, running through July 13, at the Museum of Outdoor Art, in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. An opening reception will be held from 5-9 p.m. April 13. Prior to the reception, Jongstra and members of her atelier will lecture in the next-door Hampden Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4

an evening session on improv acting from 7-9 p.m. April 19 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. It’s called Friday Night Date Night Art Series, for ages 18 to senior. District $18/NonDistrict $20. To register, call Iris Gregg, 303708-3513.

Concert slated

“Poetry and Perspectives” will be a workshop held by the Parker Writers Group, conducted by member Susan Rocco-McKeel, at 2-4 p.m. April 14 at the Parker Library. Exercise your perceptions, using poetry. RoccoMcKeel has published poetry and a short story and is working on a novel. Anyone is welcome and no registration is needed. Parkerwritersgroup@gmail.com.

Auditions set

“Oklahoma!” auditions will be April 19 (6 to 9 p.m.) and April 20 (2 to 5 p.m.) at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker. Directed by Kim Moore in partnership with Parker Theater Academy and Parker United Methodist Church. There is a participation fee of $45 for those selected ($20 for each additional family member). Call 303-8056800 to schedule an appointment. Prepare a 30-second song, preferably from “Oklahoma!” Rehearsals start in June, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Production dates: July 26 to August 4.

Raptor photography will be the topic for the Englewood Camera Club’s April meeting. “Red Tail Hawk” is by club president Stephen Johnson. Courtesy photo

Photography presentation

Jon Lutz will be guest speaker for the April 9 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 6:30 p.m. at Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. Lutz has been a photographer of raptors for many years and is a part-time staff member of the Birds of Prey Foundation. He will talk about the foundation’s work in rehabilitation and release as well as about photographing birds. Guests and new members are welcomed by this club, formed in 1952. Information: englewoodcameraclub.net.

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Pam O’ Mara of Centennial will teach

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra, with Cheryl Saborsky and Dr. Stephen Feiss, dual pianists, will perform Mendelssohn’s “Concerto in A-flat for Two Pianos and Orchestra” and Arriaga’s “Symphony in D” at 7:30 p.m. April 12. The concert will be at Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village. Tickets: $15/$10/$5 — at the door. Cochamberorchestra.org, 303-322-1764.

Antiques show

The World Wide Antiques and Vintage Show, newly reorganized, will run April 1214 at the Denver Mart, formerly the Merchandise Mart, at Interstate 25 and 58th Avenue, Denver. In addition to antiques, a selection of vintage and collectible dealers will offer items from the 1950s and 1960s. Admission is $10 at the door, valid for all three days. Future shows will be July 19-21 and Oct. 1820. Wwantiqueshows.com.

Owls are topic

“Nesting Horned Owls” are the subject for two sessions at South Platte Park’s Carson Nature Center on April 6: 3 to 5 p.m. (#675304) and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (#675324). See sspr.org for fees and registration.

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Southern comfort

Southern Hospitality, the much-ballyhooed eatery that opened with barely a whisper recently, is a delightful and casual entrant into the downtown Denver restaurant scene. A gal pal and I checked it out last week, and I can’t wait to bring back Mr. On the Town, a Southern-fried food freak. The restaurant, at 1433 17th St., arrived among a plethora of press because of its

New York roots with original investor, entertainment superstar Justin Timberlake, who since has sold his interest. But the Denver location is backed by Ryan Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic and a Colorado native. Celebrity buzz aside, we found some solid Southern comfort with the service and the fare. Some of what we sampled were crispy buffalo shrimp, crispy fried pickles, Southern fried chicken and roasted corn. No room for the much-lauded banana pud-

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Game day Grill grub

Vesta Dipping Grill wants to “take you out to the ballgame” (so to speak) beginning April 5 when baseball fans will have another alternative for food on the way to Coors Field. Vesta’s Pre-Game Pop-Ups will feature Korean BBQ Rib Sandwiches ($6) and Fresh Fruit Cups ($4) sweetened with agave syrup and chili lime. Other specials may “pop-up” throughout the season as well. The concept is the brainchild of Chef Brandon Foster, who says he wanted to “provide an alternative to traditional ballgame food on the way to Coors Field.” Both the sandwiches and fruit cups will be available out front of Vesta, 1822 Blake St., 90 minutes before every Rockies day game, and select evening games through the 2013 season.

Check out the restaurant’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/vestagrill, for additional games and specials.

Hank Williams reborn

Check out the Lone Tree Arts Center’s production of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” running through April 14. “Lost Highway” is the story of the legendary country singer and songwriter, who died at the age of 29. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at www.lonetreeartscenter.org/hank or at 720-509-1000. The Lone Tree Arts Center is located at 10075 Commons St., just off of Interstate 25 at the Lincoln Ave. exit. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado.com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

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Hudson Gardens plans summer shows The Orchestra kicks off season

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os St. nac-By Sonya Ellingboe ellarssellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com tates With weather warming up and melting . the last snow, one optimistically hopes, a on to andseason of summer concerts at Littleton’s localHudson Gardens and Event Center stretchh livees ahead. • Hudson Gardens begins its 2013 seah theson on June 2 with The Orchestra, star, forring former members of the Electric Light .S. ofOrchestra and ELO Part II. Mike Kaminski with(the “Blue Violin”) and keyboardist Louis Clark date back to the 1970s ELO. Strings, iner-synthesizers and layered vocals give a clasothersical quality to rock music. “Strange Magic,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman.” Elks • Nazareth plays June 9. Founded in nyonScotland in 1968, the band takes its name ours,from Nazareth, Penn., mentioned in “The cenicWeight.” This is the first U.S. tour in five years. label • Firefall, Boulder-based, brings its take ucedon American folk and rock music and is one ssageof the first bands to bring Rocky Mountains andcreativity to the national scene. and • WAR performs on June 23. With roots in the 1960s, the band spoke to audiences about difficult issues Americans faced. • 38 Special plays on June 30. After three

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Unless otherwise noted, concerts will start at 6:30, gates open at 5 p.m. Ticket prices vary. See hudsongardens.org or call 303-795-8565 ext. 316. Ticket purchases are through TicketHorse.com. Hudson Gardens is located at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

Hudson Gardens concerts begin June 2 with The Orchestra, with symphonic rock by former members of Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II. Courtesy photo decades together, the band visits over 100 cities a year with its brand of Southern rock. • Super Diamond celebrates America, followed by fireworks on July 3. Described as “Surreal Neil,” he brings the songs audiences know. • Little River Band, scheduled July 7, formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975

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Heritage sisters right on course Eagles golf once again features a pair of Kempton siblings By Craig Harper

Special to Colorado Community Media Dual-sport high school athletes aren’t uncommon, but not many dare try or are successful accomplishing the feat in the same season. A trio of Kempton sisters from Heritage High School has tried to prove it can be done. Kristin, a 2010 graduate, played tennis and golf in the spring, and the youngest of the siblings, Joanna, a freshman, is following in her footsteps, currently playing the same two sports on the varsity level. The middle sister, Jenn, a senior, gave it a go until this spring. Jenn played varsity golf and JV soccer her first three years at Heritage but this year opted to spend her time exclusively on the links, where she and Joanna hope to replicate what Kristin and Jenn did as a senior/freshman duo. In 2010, Kristin finished 15th and Jenn tied for 21st in the Class 5A state meet, leading Heritage to fifth place. Jenn was her team’s top placer at state last year, tying for 23rd with rounds of 84 and 76 as Heritage took seventh place with just three of its four entrants completing the two rounds. The Eagles also return junior Erika Truong, who tied for 45th, and senior Kaycee Villanueba. They’ll be joined by Joanna Kempton and another freshman, Delaney Benson, for a five-girl rotation that coach Matt Keenan believes makes this a deeper team. Jenn and Keenan are confident she’ll improve on her 2012 performance at state simply because she’s not playing soccer this spring and a number of seniors who finished ahead of her are gone. Jenn is confident she would have made varsity season. But, “Last year I didn’t do as well as I could have (at state golf ),’’ she said. “I didn’t practice a lot because I dedicated more time to soccer. It was fun (doing both sports) but I decided I want to focus on golf and try to do better this year.” Joanna, who plays No. 2 singles on the varsity tennis team, hopes to match Kristin’s path at Heritage by competing in both sports throughout high school. “If it ever gets to be too much, I might (drop one),’’ Joanna said. “But I’m going to try to do both. I really like playing both. It would be hard to choose one over the other. I like them both for different reasons.’’ “I know how much she loves tennis,’’ Jenn said. “I think she should go for it.’’ Joanna played in one of the Eagles’ two tournaments prior to last week’s Heritage Invitational. She teamed with her sister and shot 85 in the Grandview Invitational, a two-girl, best-ball format. “She shot 85 and we had no others under 88,’’ Keenan said. “She only had one practice round with the team before that.’’ Though Joanna posted Heritage’s best score in her first tournament, Keenan thinks the senior duo of Jenn Kempton and Villanueba will emerge as the team leaders. Truong is trying to step up for her sister,

Sisters Jenn, left, and Joanna Kempton show their putting form on a recent morning at the South Suburban Golf Course in Centennial. Photos by Chris Rotar Alexandria, who as a senior tied for 27th at state last year. Erika shot 88-86 - 174 at state, where Keenan said she was ill. Alexandria, like Jenn Kempton, played much better in the second round, going 85-77. “I think this year’s team is pretty similar to last year but with a little more depth,’’ Keenan said. “Last year we were pretty solid 1 through 4, but this year I think we have five we can compete with at any tournament. But I don’t know if we can match what we did individually. We lost a senior who finished in the 20s (Alexandria Truong) and it’s hard to ask a freshman to step up and do that.’’ Just qualifying a team for state is never easy for Heritage. The Eagles play in a regional with Arapahoe and Cherry Creek, and last year those three finished in the top eight at state. Only one team is guaranteed to advance from each regional, though most get two but three is an exception, Keenan said. “We have a pretty good shot (at finishing in the top three),’’ Keenan said. “Depending on how the year goes, I expect us to improve our performance at state this year.’’

Joanna and Jenn Kempton are multitalented athletes on the Heritage High School girls golf team. Joanna also plays tennis for Heritage, and Jenn played soccer for the school until this year.

high school sports roundup Ponderosa’s Carter Griffin and Nathan Mueller of Highlands Ranch won individual titles March 30 in the Dick Rush Colorado Coaches Invitational swim meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center pool in Thornton. Griffin, the senior who is the defending state 5A champion in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events, won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.56. Mueller, a junior, captured the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:36.41. Last spring, Mueller finished third at the state meet in the 200 freestyle and was second in the 500 freestyle.

Highlands Ranch wound up fifth in the team standings with 159 points in the season’s first premier swimming meet. Littleton was seventh, Ponderosa eighth and Castle View/Douglas County 10th. The Falcons’ 200 medley relay team finished second in 1:39.61 and their 400 free relay foursome was third in 3:18.63. Littleton’s 200 freestyle relay team came in third in 1:28.57. Other individual Douglas County top finishers besides Griffin and Mueller included Castle View/Douglas County’s Jack Jenner, who was second in both the 200 freestyle (1:43.14) and the 100 freestyle (46.96).

Highlands Ranch’s Christopher McMahon was third in the 200 IM (1:58.68) and Castle View/Douglas County’s J.P. Beach came home third in the 50 freestyle (21.76).

Grizzlies romp on diamond

ThunderRidge’s baseball team had a successful trip to Arizona last week, winning four games in the Coach Bob Invitational tournament in Phoenix. The Grizzlies outscored their four opponents, 37-6. Chaparral went 3-2 in the same tournament and one of the Wolverines’ victories

was an 11-3 triumph over Pine Creek, which was Colorado’s top-ranked team last week. Ponderosa was 2-2 in the tourney. Douglas County compiled a 3-1 record in the Greenway Festival tournament in Phoenix, while Littleton lost three games. Mountain Vista played in the Desert Classic tourney in Las Vegas and divided four games. One of the Golden Eagles’ wins was a 9-1 victory over Cathedral (Calif.), which was nationally ranked by MaxPreps. Several teams will resume action this week against Colorado teams, and Continental League play will begin next week.

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Courtney Scherer, left, takes instruction from Stan Welch, right, during an LA Boxing class. Women have been largely responsible for growth in the sports of boxing and kickboxing. Photos by Jane Reuter

Boxing is a big hit for fitness Workout trend on the upswing By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Hope Frantom was, she said, “an uncoordinated mess” when she started boxing. Now, she’s not just coordinated but has gained a level of confidence she says permeates every aspect of her life. “I feel like whatever you throw at me, I could probably do,” said the Aurora resident, who works as a trainer at Lone Tree

Brett Hart, a kickboxing specialist at the Lone Tree Athletic Club, demonstrates a series of punches for his students.

Athletic Club. “I have more confidence about trying new things. I am more confident approaching men in a social situation. I’m also a more confident teacher. “It’s also a great workout.” Frantom is among a wave of women choosing boxing and kickboxing for fitness. A trend for several years, the sport got a boost with the debut of women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics. Cardio kickboxing classes have grown 37 percent in the past three years, according to Women’s Health magazine. “Better than 60 percent of our class is made up of women,” said Stephen Stafford, general manager at Lone Tree’s LA Boxing. “I have a lot of teachers, medical professionals, lawyers, business executives — all high-stress jobs. It’s that release they get (from boxing), in an environment that’s not intimidating.” In addition to providing an emotional outlet, boxing offers “every aspect of fitness,” Stafford said, adding that most people burn between 800 and 1,000 calories per class. “Aside from heavyweights, have you ever seen a fat boxer?” he asked. The Lone Tree Athletic Club recently opened a boxing room in early 2013, with the urging of personal training manager Pat Jiner, who’s also a professional fighter. “The response has been overwhelming,” he said. As at LA Boxing, most of Jiner’s students are women. He, too, praises the calorieburning benefits of the sport, describing boxing as “one of the better total cardio exercises you can do.” But his first priority is form. “My boxing classes are very technical,”

Sandra Wong of Castle Rock, participates in a kickboxing class at the Lone Tree Athletic Club.

he said. “Your first class, you might not even break a sweat. Before you can start amping up, I need to make sure your feet are underneath you and you’re punching properly. You take one of my classes and have to remember combinations. “It’s a thinking sport. It’s a holistic sport. There’s a lot of spirituality involved in it as well. I like the physicality, the discipline, the mental focus of the sport.” Frantom agrees, and said boxing isn’t what she’d expected.

Jiner “kept telling me boxing is like dancing,” she said. “I’ve never been able to dance. I was very intimidated. You have to think about 500 different things at the same time.” She also had to first overcome an aversion to the idea of punching. “I remember telling him, `I’m from the South, I don’t hit people’,” Frantom said. “Now that I can do it, I think it makes a woman more attractive because she has the confidence that comes with knowing, `I can take care of myself.’”

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Public Trustees Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0004-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 2, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Damian Quinn Original Beneficiary(ies): AFFILIATED FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: January 27, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: February 18, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5023600 Original Principal Amount: $184,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $166,268.42 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 7, BLOCK 35, WALNUT HILLS, FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 7532 East Costilla Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/01/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/02/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1068.05587 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice No.: 0004-2013 First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0010-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 2, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Gail K Baity, and Norman K Baity Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ INC., CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-D Date of Deed of Trust: January 24, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: February 01, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6014404 Original Principal Amount: $98,352.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $95,503.03 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 27, BLOCK 3, SOUTHBRIDGE FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 7980 S Cedar Cir, Littleton, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt

ERS OF THE CWHEQ INC., CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-D Date of Deed of Trust: January 24, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: February 01, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6014404 Original Principal Amount: $98,352.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $95,503.03 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 27, BLOCK 3, SOUTHBRIDGE FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 7980 S Cedar Cir, Littleton, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/01/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/02/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A. Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Camille Y. Harlan #43789 Reagan Larkin #42309 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C. Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Cynthia Lowery #34145 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Alison L. Berry #34531 J.P. Goeschel #37988 Castle Stawiarski LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 8651400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-13054 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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Legal Notice NO.: 0010-2013 First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0011-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 2, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Robyn Morris, Earle Morris Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Date of Deed of Trust: August 31, 2007 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: September 06, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number): B7115536 Original Principal Amount: $233,250.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $233,250.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 14, BLOCK 1, WILLOW CREEK FILING NO. 11, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 8096 S Spruce Circle, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/01/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/02/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A. Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Camille Y. Harlan #43789 Reagan Larkin #42309 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C. Rogers #34682

erty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for 24-Color the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' Public Notice fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purCOMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION chaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE provided by law. NO. 0088-2013 First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Name of Publication: Littleton Independent given with regard to the following de● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED scribed Deed of Trust: TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO On January 15, 2013, the undersigned FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE Public Trustee caused the Notice of ElecBY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO tion and Demand relating to the Deed of CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; Trust described below to be recorded in DATE: 01/02/2013 the County of Arapahoe records. Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for Original Grantor(s): Jason D. Rhea and the County of Arapahoe, State of ColorJennifer O. Rhea ado Original Beneficiary(ies): WORLD By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee SAVINGS BANK, FSB The name, address, business telephone Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells number and bar registration number of the Fargo Bank, N.A. attorney(s) representing the legal holder of Date of Deed of Trust: April 29, 2002 the indebtedness is: County of Recording: Arapahoe Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 07, Barbara A. Bader #10394 2002 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Recording Information (Reception Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Number): B2085029 Camille Y. Harlan #43789 Original Principal Amount: $255,000.00 Reagan Larkin #42309 Outstanding Principal Balance: $238,136.36 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you Jennifer C. Rogers #34682 are hereby notified that the covenants of Christopher T. Groen #39976 the deed of trust have been violated as Joanna D. Studeny #41740 follows: failure to pay principal and inCynthia Lowery #34145 terest when due together with all other Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 payments provided for in the evidence of Britney Beall-Eder #34935 debt secured by the deed of trust and othDeanna L. Westfall #23449 er violations thereof. Alison L. Berry #34531 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE J.P. Goeschel #37988 A FIRST LIEN. Castle Stawiarski LLC 999 18th Street LOT 12, BLOCK 12, RIDGEWOOD SUB#2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 8651400 DIVISION - SECOND FILING, COUNTY The Attorney above is acting as a debt OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORcollector and is attempting to collect a ADO. debt. Any information provided may be The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: used for that purpose. 1805 W. Davies Ave, Littleton, CO 80120. Attorney File # 12-13014 THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN ©Public Trustees' Association IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURof Colorado Revised 9/2012 RENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. Legal Notice NO.: 0011-2013 NOTICE OF SALE First Publication: 3/7/2013 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Last Publication: 4/4/2013 secured by the Deed of Trust, described Name of Publication: Littleton Independent herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and Public Notice in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. CRS §38-38-103 on Wednesday, 05/15/2013, at the East FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0018-2013 Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and given with regard to the following debest bidder for cash, the said real propscribed Deed of Trust: erty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), On January 3, 2013, the undersigned Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for Public Trustee caused the Notice of Electhe purpose of paying the indebtedness tion and Demand relating to the Deed of provided in said Evidence of Debt seTrust described below to be recorded in cured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' the County of Arapahoe records. fees, the expenses of sale and other items Original Grantor(s): Lorie A Bricker and allowed by law, and will issue to the purThomas J Bricker chaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Elecprovided by law. tronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting First Publication: 3/21/2013 solely as nominee for MATRIX FINANLast Publication: 4/18/2013 CIAL SERVICES CORPORATION Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED OF AMERICA, N.A. TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO Date of Deed of Trust: July 26, 2002 FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE County of Recording: Arapahoe BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO Recording Date of Deed of Trust: August CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; 15, 2002 DATE: 01/15/2013 Recording Information (Reception NumCynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for ber): B2148813 the County of Arapahoe, State of ColorOriginal Principal Amount: $194,255.00 ado Outstanding Principal Balance: By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee $173,685.54 The name, address, business telephone Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you number and bar registration number of the are hereby notified that the covenants of attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the deed of trust have been violated as the indebtedness is: follows: failure to pay principal and inRobert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 terest when due together with all other Lisa Cancanon #42043 payments provided for in the evidence of Emily Jensik #31294 debt secured by the deed of trust and othJoan Olson, Esq. #28078 er violations thereof. Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Monica Kadrmas #34904 A FIRST LIEN. Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 LOT 15, BLOCK 28, BROADMOOR Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BanFIFTH FILING, COUNTY OF ARnock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 813APAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. 1177 The property to be foreclosed is: The Attorney above is acting as a debt Also known by street and number as: 39 collector and is attempting to collect a West Fair Avenue, Littleton, CO 80120. debt. Any information provided may be THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN used for that purpose. IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURAttorney File # 5600.58736 RENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN ©Public Trustees' Association OF THE DEED OF TRUST. of Colorado Revised 9/2012 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Legal Notice NO.: 0088-2013 secured by the Deed of Trust, described First Publication: 3/21/2013 herein, has filed Notice of Election and Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Demand for sale as provided by law and Name of Publication: Littleton Independent in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. Public Notice on Wednesday, 05/01/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION Building, 5334 South Prince Street, CRS §38-38-103 Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0104-2013 best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for given with regard to the following dethe purpose of paying the indebtedness scribed Deed of Trust: provided in said Evidence of Debt seOn January 16, 2013, the undersigned cured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' Public Trustee caused the Notice of Elecfees, the expenses of sale and other items tion and Demand relating to the Deed of allowed by law, and will issue to the purTrust described below to be recorded in chaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as the County of Arapahoe records. provided by law. Original Grantor(s): Michael E. Jackson First Publication: 3/7/2013 and Deborah J. Jackson Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Bank, N.A. ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO Fargo Bank, NA FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE Date of Deed of Trust: November 23, BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO 2005 CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; County of Recording: Arapahoe DATE: 01/03/2013 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for December 19, 2005 the County of Arapahoe, State of ColorRecording Information (Reception ado Number): B5189750 By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee Original Principal Amount: $150,000.00 The name, address, business telephone Outstanding Principal Balance: number and bar registration number of the $149,911.88 attorney(s) representing the legal holder of Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you the indebtedness is: are hereby notified that the covenants of Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 the deed of trust have been violated as Lisa Cancanon #42043 follows: failure to pay principal and inEmily Jensik #31294 terest when due together with all other Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 payments provided for in the evidence of Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 debt secured by the deed of trust and othMonica Kadrmas #34904 er violations thereof. Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BanA FIRST LIEN. nock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 813LOT 10, BLOCK 11, CHERRYWOOD VIL1177 LAGE FILING NO. TWO, COUNTY OF The Attorney above is acting as a debt ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. collector and is attempting to collect a The property to be foreclosed is: debt. Any information provided may be Also known by street and number as: used for that purpose. 1637 East Mineral Avenue, Centennial, Attorney File # 1269.20029 CO 80122. ©Public Trustees' Association THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN of Colorado Revised 9/2012 IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN Legal Notice NO.: 0018-2013 OF THE DEED OF TRUST. First Publication: 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF SALE Last Publication: 4/4/2013 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Name of Publication: Littleton Independent secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and Public Notice in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE on Wednesday, 05/15/2013, at the East NO. 0088-2013 Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and given with regard to the following debest bidder for cash, the said real propscribed Deed of Trust: erty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), On January 15, 2013, the undersigned Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for Public Trustee caused the Notice of Electhe purpose of paying the indebtedness tion and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in provided in said Evidence of Debt sethe County of Arapahoe records. cured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' Original Grantor(s): Jason D. Rhea and fees, the expenses of sale and other items Jennifer O. Rhea allowed by law, and will issue to the purOriginal Beneficiary(ies): WORLD chaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as SAVINGS BANK, FSB provided by law. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells First Publication: 3/21/2013 Fargo Bank, N.A. Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Date of Deed of Trust: April 29, 2002 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED County of Recording: Arapahoe TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 07, FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE 2002 BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO Recording Information (Reception CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; Number): B2085029 DATE: 01/16/2013 Original Principal Amount: $255,000.00 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for Outstanding Principal Balance: the County of Arapahoe, State of Color$238,136.36 ado Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/15/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/21/2013 Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/16/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A. Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Camille Y. Harlan #43789 Reagan Larkin #42309 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C. Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Cynthia Lowery #34145 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Alison L. Berry #34531 J.P. Goeschel #37988 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 13-00027 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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Legal Notice No.: 0104-2013 First Publication: 3/21/2013 Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0169-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 25, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Jennifer M Chilton and James H Mchose Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Bank of America, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Bank of America, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: August 28, 2009 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: August 28, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number): B9094938 Original Principal Amount: $191,468.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $183,561.43 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 7, BLOCK 1, GROUT'S ADDITION, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 6515 S Elmwood St, Littleton, CO 801203224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/22/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2013 Last Publication: 4/25/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/25/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A. Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Camille Y. Harlan #43789 Reagan Larkin #42309 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C. Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Cynthia Lowery #34145 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Alison L. Berry #34531 J.P. Goeschel #37988 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 13-00493 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 0169-2013 First Publication: 3/28/2013 Last Publication: 4/25/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0176-2013

April 4, 2013

Public Notice

Public Trustees

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0176-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 25, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Wayne J Beaulieu and Debra H Beaulieu Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for First Franklin a Division of NAT. City Bank of IN Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-GEL1 Date of Deed of Trust: June 23, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: July 07, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6099362 Original Principal Amount: $478,400.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $466,887.59 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 7421 S Houstoun Waring Circle, Littleton, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/22/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2013 Last Publication: 4/25/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/25/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9106.02467 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 0176-2013 ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION LOT 4, BLOCK 4, SUNSET II SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 22, 1994, IN BOOK 116 AT PAGE 20-22 UNDER RECEPTION NO. 94-132679, AS MODIFIED BY THE AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION RECORDED JANUARY 25, 1995, IN BOOK 7844 AT PAGE 587, UNDER RECEPTION NO. 0008793, OF THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Legal Notice NO.: 0176-2013 First Publication: 3/28/2013 Last Publication: 4/25/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0188-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 28, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): MARC THOMAS ARMENT Origi nal Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR WR STARKEY MORTGAGE, L.I P. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUS1NG AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust: October 08, 2010 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: October 21, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number): D0106849 Original Principal Amount $177,608.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $172,617.39 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE

21, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number): D0106849 Original Principal Amount $177,608.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $172,617.39 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 7, BLOCK 19, BROADMOOR 4TH FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 207715313007 The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 5790 SOUTH CHEROKEE STREET, LITTLETON, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/29/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/4/2013 Last Publication: 5/2/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/28/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Daniel S. Blum #34950 Sheila J. Finn #36637 Lynn M. Janeway #15592 David R. Doughty #40042 Janeway Law Firm PC 19201 E. Main Street, Suite 205, Parker, CO 801349092 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 30093 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

April 4, 2013

Public Trustees

Legal Notice NO.: 0188-2013 First Publication: 4/4/2013 Last Publication: 5/2/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0215-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 31, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Krista Marie Holder Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Bank of America, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: June 10, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: June 14, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5087222 Original Principal Amount: $87,300.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $77,618.18 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 5250 South Huron Way #10103, Littleton, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/29/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/4/2013 Last Publication: 5/2/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/31/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A. Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Camille Y. Harlan #43789 Reagan Larkin #42309 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C. Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Cynthia Lowery #34145 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Alison L. Berry #34531 J.P. Goeschel #37988 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-14217

Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Cynthia Lowery #34145 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Alison L. Berry #34531 J.P. Goeschel #37988 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-14217 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

Public Trustees

0215-2013 * EXHIBIT A CONDOMINIUM UNIT 103, IN CONDOMINIUM BUILDING 10, HICKORY PLACE CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP THEREOF, RECORDED ON MARCH 5, 1984, IN BOOK 72 AT PAGES 75 THROUGH 77 AND THE 10TH SUPPLEMENT RECORDED NOVEMBER 30, 1989, IN BOOK 102 AT PAGES 64 THROUGH 67 IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR HICKORY PLACE CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED ON MARCH 14, 1984 IN BOOK 4110 AT PAGE 592, AND AMENDED DECLARATION RECORDED AUGUST 7, 1984 IN BOOK 4230 AT PAGE 282, AND THE 9TH ANNEXATION RECORDED NOVEMBER 20, 1989, IN BOOK 5823 AT PAGE 584, IN SAID RECORDS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Legal Notice NO.: 0215-2013 First Publication: 4/4/2013 Last Publication: 5/2/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0016-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 3, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Juan Garcia Sr and Donna L. Garcia Original Beneficiary(ies): Option One Mortgage Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-OPT1 Date of Deed of Trust: June 29, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: July 06, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6098835 Original Principal Amount: $197,200.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $201,291.14 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 13, BLOCK 42, WALNUT HILLS FILING NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 8490 E. Briarwood Ave, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/01/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/03/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 6662.28671 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 0016-2013 First Publication: 3/7/2013 Last Publication: 4/4/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - DEFERRED - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-803(6) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2894-2012 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 28, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): SARAH MARIE RECHSTEINER Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR SWBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust: August 31, 2011 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: September 01, 2011 Recording Information (Reception Number): D1084404 January 24, 2012 Re-Recording Information (Reception Number): D2009187 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust Original Principal Amount: $286,157.00

NOTICE OF SALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: 25-Color secured by the Deed of Trust, described COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE herein, has filed Notice of Election and AUTHORITY Demand for sale as provided by law and Date of Deed of Trust: August 31, 2011 in said Deed of Trust. County of Recording: Arapahoe THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given Recording Date of Deed of Trust: Septemthat I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. ber 01, 2011 on Wednesday, 05/08/2013, at the East Recording Information (Reception Hearing Room, County Administration Number): D1084404 Building, 5334 South Prince Street, January 24, 2012 Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and Re-Recording Information (Reception best bidder for cash, the said real propNumber): D2009187 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust erty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Original Principal Amount: $286,157.00 Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for Outstanding Principal Balance: the purpose of paying the indebtedness $283,874.71 provided in said Evidence of Debt sePursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you cured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' are hereby notified that the covenants of fees, the expenses of sale and other items the deed of trust have been violated as allowed by law, and will issue to the purfollows: failure to pay principal and inchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. terest when due together with all other First Publication: 3/14/2013 payments provided for in the evidence of Last Publication: 4/11/2013 debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. Name of Publication: Littleton Independent THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO A FIRST LIEN. FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE Please see exhibit "A" attached hereto. BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO The property to be foreclosed is: CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; Also known by street and number as: DATE: 01/08/2013 7315 SOUTH BIRCH STREET, CENTENCynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for NIAL, CO 80122. the County of Arapahoe, State of ColorTHE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN ado IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURBy: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee RENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN The name, address, business telephone OF THE DEED OF TRUST. number and bar registration number of the NOTICE OF SALE attorney(s) representing the legal holder of The current holder of the Evidence of Debt the indebtedness is: secured by the Deed of Trust, described Wayne E. Vaden #21026 herein, has filed Notice of Election and Vaden Law Firm, LLC PO Box 18997, Demand for sale as provided by law and Denver, CO 80218 (303) 377-2933 in said Deed of Trust. The original Sale The Attorney above is acting as a debt Date was scheduled for January 23, 2013 collector and is attempting to collect a but was deferred pursuant to Colorado debt. Any information provided may be Revised Statutes 38-38-801 et seq. The used for that purpose. deferment period has been terminated or Attorney File # 12-081-04648 ended and the Sale may now proceed ac©Public Trustees' Association cording to law. of Colorado Revised 9/2012 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. 0044-2013 EXHIBIT “A” on Wednesday, 04/24/2013 (formerly scheduled for January 23, 2013 and conTHE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LOT(S) tinued for deferment) , at the East HearOR PARCEL (S) OF LAND, SITUATE LYing Room, County Administration Building, ING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, ColorARAPAHOE, AND STATE OF COLORado,, sell to the highest and best bidder ADO, TO WIT: LOT 8, BLOCK 2, MEADfor cash, the said real property and all inOWBROOK SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 2, terest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose COLORADO FOR INFORMATIONAL of paying the indebtedness provided in PURPOSES ONLY: THE APN IS SHOWN said Evidence of Debt secured by the BY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR AS Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the ex207730316008; SOURCE OF TITLE IS penses of sale and other items allowed by DOC. NO. 5192607 (RECORDED 02-24law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by 2004) 2/24/2005 15:36:02 [ELIZABETH law. CONGOS] First Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale: 3/7/2013 Legal Notice NO.: 0044-2013 Last Publication of Notice First Publication: 3/14/2013 of Deferred Sale: 4/4/2013 Last Publication: 4/11/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO Public Notice FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; - PUBLICATION DATE: 2/6/2013 CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1421-2012 the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Republished to restart foreclosure stayed By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee by bankruptcy and reset sale date. The name, address, business telephone To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is number and bar registration number of the given with regard to the following deattorney(s) representing the legal holder of scribed Deed of Trust: the indebtedness is: On January 23, 2013, the undersigned Daniel S. Blum #34950 Public Trustee caused the Notice of ElecSheila J. Finn #36637 tion and Demand relating to the Deed of Lynn M. Janeway #15592 Trust described below to be recorded in David R. Doughty #40042 the County of Arapahoe records. Janeway Law Firm PC 19201 E. Main Original Grantor(s): THOMAS K. CARTER Street, Suite 205, Parker, CO 80134AND MICHELLE D. CARTER 9092 (303) 706-9990 Original Beneficiary(ies): BANK OF The Attorney above is acting as a debt AMERICA, NA. collector and is attempting to collect a Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK debt. Any information provided may be OF AMERICA, NA. used for that purpose. Date of Deed of Trust: November 21, Attorney File # 14994 2003 ©Public Trustees' Association County of Recording: Arapahoe of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: December 01, 2003 2894-2012 EXHIBIT A Recording Information (Reception LEGAL DESCRIPTION Number): B3255272 Original Principal Amount: $120,000.00 ALL OF LOT 8 EXCEPT AS FOLLOWS: Outstanding Principal Balance: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST $104,205.16 CORNER OF SAID LOT 6; THENCE Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you NORTH 10°45’51” WEST, A DISTANCE are hereby notified that the covenants of OF 52.11 FEET; THENCE EAST A DISthe deed of trust have been violated as TANCE OF 60.65 FEET; THENCE follows: failure to pay principal and inSOUTH 45°51’48” WEST ALONG THE terest when due together with all other SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 8, A DISpayments provided for in the evidence of TANCE OF 72.24 FEET TO THE POINT debt secured by the deed of trust and othOF BEGINNING; AND THAT PART OF er violations thereof. LOT 9, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BETHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE GINNING AT THE NORTHEAST A FIRST LIEN. CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE LOT NUMBERED SIX (6), BLOCK SOUTH 44°51’48” WEST, A DISTANCE NUMBERED THREE (3), 2ND AMENDED OF 78.80 FEET; THENCE EAST, A DISPLAT OF CENTENNIAL ACRES, TANCE OF 55.58 FEET TO THE EAST COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF LINE OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE NORTH, COLORADO A DISTANCE OF 55.85 FEET TO THE The property to be foreclosed is: POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN BLOCK Also known by street and number as: 30, NOB HILL, THIRD FILING, COUNTY 5160 SOUTH LINDEN DRIVE, OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORLITTLETON,, CO 80123. ADO. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURLegal Notice NO.: 2894-2012 RENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN First Publication: 3/7/2013 OF THE DEED OF TRUST. Last Publication: 4/4/2013 NOTICE OF SALE Name of Publication: Littleton Independent The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Public Notice Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given CRS §38-38-103 that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0044-2013 on Wednesday, 05/22/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Building, 5334 South Prince Street, given with regard to the following deLittleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and scribed Deed of Trust: best bidder for cash, the said real propOn January 8, 2013, the undersigned erty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Public Trustee caused the Notice of ElecGrantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for tion and Demand relating to the Deed of the purpose of paying the indebtedness Trust described below to be recorded in provided in said Evidence of Debt sethe County of Arapahoe records. cured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' Original Grantor(s): GARY L FLATER fees, the expenses of sale and other items Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE allowed by law, and will issue to the purELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNprovided by law. TRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. First Publication: 3/28/2013 Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Last Publication: 4/25/2013 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Name of Publication: Littleton Independent AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED BEAR STEARNS ARM TRUST, MORTTO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICFILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE ATES, SERIES 2005-3 BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO Date of Deed of Trust: February 23, 2005 CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; County of Recording: Arapahoe DATE: 01/23/2013 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: April 04, Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for 2005 the County of Arapahoe, State of ColorRecording Information (Reception ado Number): B5047416 By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee Original Principal Amount: $563,000.00 The name, address, business telephone Outstanding Principal Balance: number and bar registration number of the $539,745.69 attorney(s) representing the legal holder of Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you the indebtedness is: are hereby notified that the covenants of Michael P. Medved #14669 the deed of trust have been violated as Heather L. Deere #28597 follows: failure to pay principal and inMedved Michael P 355 Union Blvd., #302, terest when due together with all other Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 payments provided for in the evidence of Attorney File # 12-910-21853 debt secured by the deed of trust and othThe Attorney above is acting as a debt er violations thereof. collector and is attempting to collect a THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE debt. Any information provided may be A FIRST LIEN. used for that purpose. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT 'A' ©Public Trustees' Association of ColorAND INCORPORATED HEREIN AS ado Revised 9/2012 THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. The property to be foreclosed is: Legal Notice NO.: 1421-2012 Also known by street and number as: First Publication: 3/28/2013 4560 WEST HINSDALE AVENUE, Last Publication: 4/25/2013 LITTLETON, CO 80128. Name of Publication: Littleton Independent THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN Public Notice OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART The current holder of the Evidence of Debt - PUBLICATION secured by the Deed of Trust, described CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) herein, has filed Notice of Election and FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2006-2012 Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. Republished to restart foreclosure stayed THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given by bankruptcy and reset sale date. that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is on Wednesday, 05/08/2013, at the East given with regard to the following deHearing Room, County Administration scribed Deed of Trust: On January 15, 2013, the undersigned Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Public Trustee caused the Notice of ElecLittleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and tion and Demand relating to the Deed of best bidder for cash, the said real propTrust described below to be recorded in erty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), the County of Arapahoe records. Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for

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COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2006-2012 Republished to restart foreclosure stayed by bankruptcy and reset sale date. To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 15, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): James Chambers and Cassandra L. Wessel Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Meridian Mortgage Financial Corp, a Colorado Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Flagstar Bank, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: November 24, 2009 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: February 05, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number): D0012241 Original Principal Amount: $154,355.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $149,683.91 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 50 THE KNOLLS WEST 1ST FLG The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 2556 E Easter Ave, Centennial, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/15/2013, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/21/2013 Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 01/15/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A. Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Camille Y. Harlan #43789 Reagan Larkin #42309 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C. Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Cynthia Lowery #34145 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Alison L. Berry #34531 J.P. Goeschel #37988 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-04471 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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Legal Notice NO.: 2006-2012 First Publication: 3/21/2013 Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Name Changes PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 18, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Araphoe County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Sylwia Magdalena Jurkowska be changed to Sylwia Magdalena Cieslak. Case No.: 2013 C 100157 Tammera Herivel Clerk of Court By: David Kiester Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15105 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 1, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Jared Paul Roesler be changed to Jared Paul Mickschl. Case No.: 13C100124 Tammy Herivel Clerk of the Court By: Beth Hunter Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15072 First Publication: March 21, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice County Court Arapahoe County, Colorado 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Chantel Martinez For Minor Child: Amaru Kufre Etuk To Change the Child’s Name to: Amaru Angelo Martinez Case Number: 13 C 100156 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Kufre Etuk, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing

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NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Kufre Etuk, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: April 29, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Amaru Kufre Etuk. At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: March 15, 2013 Chantel Martinez Legal Notice No.: 15089 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 8, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Tiffany Faye Davis be changed to Tiffany Faye Klaers. Case No.: 2013 C 100144 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: John Jesse Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15078 First Publication: March 21, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 13, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Aaron David Russell be changed to Aaron David Love. Case No.: 2013 C 100146 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: Robert Chase Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15081 First Publication: March 21, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 18, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Abdikarim Hassan Mumin be changed to Daud Mahamud Ali. Case No.: 2013 C 100155 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: Sharon Calhoun Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15085 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 20, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Tanja Hartenberger be changed to Tanja Blackmon. Case No.: 10 C 100881 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: David W. Kiester Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15091 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 20, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Aden Mohamed Hared be changed to Kelif Mohamud Musa. Case No.: 13 C 100160 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: Sharon Calhoun Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15092 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 27, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Kimberly Mycoff Fetter be changed to Kimberlee Mycoff MacLean. Case No.: 2013 C 100175 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: Julie Rich Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15119 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to 26-Color present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 4, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Public Notice

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Jacqueline J. Pelton, aka Jacqueline Joyce Pelton, and Jacqueline Pelton, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 397

Debra M. McGillis, aka Debra McGillis, and Debra Marge McGillis, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 399 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 4, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Leonard F. McGillis Personal Representative 7104 Robin Drive Gillette, Wyoming 82718 Legal Notice No: 15096 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Mary Julia Oliver a/k/a Mary J. Oliver, Deceased Case Number: 2013PR320 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 21, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. David A Oliver Personal Representative 2220 S. Yosemite Circle Denver, Colorado 80231 Legal Notice No: 15073 First Publication: March 21, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 28, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Gordon E. Pelton Co-Personal Representative 3295 South Newport Street Denver, Colorado 80224 Bruce L. Pelton Co-Personal Representative P.O. Box 4453 Byers, Colorado 80103 Legal Notice No: 15097 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Virginia K. Lafferty, Deceased Case Number: 10PR930 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 4, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Christine A. Hanson Personal Representative 13734 Omega Circle Lone Tree, CO 80124 Legal Notice No: 15110 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Vivienne Inez Chism, aka Inez Chism, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 313

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All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 21, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Blanche Dolores Robinson Personal Representative P.O. Box 440336 Aurora, Colorado 80044 Telephone: 303-755-1229 Legal Notice No: 15079 First Publication: March 21, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Edith W. Fox, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 337

MICHAEL M. MCKINSTRY a/k/a MICHAEL MCCOY MCKINSTRY a/k/a MICHAEL MCKINSTRY a/k/a MIKE M. MCKINSTRY a/k/a MIKE MCCOY MCKINSTRY a/k/a MIKE MCKINSTRY, Deceased Case Number: 2013PR352 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 4, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Michael Titus McKinstry Personal Representative 764 South York Street Denver, CO 80209 303-908-8393 Legal Notice No: 15111 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 30, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Phyllis Lorraine Sullivan, aka Phyllis L. Sullivan, aka Sally Sullivan, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 395

John Michael Fox Personal Representative 1633 Clermont Street Denver, Colorado 80220

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 4, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred.

Legal Notice No: 15080 First Publication: March 21, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE

Elizabeth M. Hestmark Personal Representative 7979 South Ireland Way Aurora, Colorado 80016

NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of John D. deCourcy, aka John Dennis deCourcy, aka John deCourcy, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 295

Legal Notice No: 15112 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 28, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Larry Vance Smith, aka Larry V. Smith, aka Larry Smith, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 356

Peter M. Regan Personal Representative 7724 S. Grape Court Centennial, Colorado 80223 Legal Notice No: 15086 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Berry Edward Oliver, aka Berry E. Oliver, aka Berry Oliver, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 297 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 28, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Margaret C. Oliver Personal Representative c/o Patrick A. Schilken 6060 S. Greenwood Plaza Blvd. Suite 700 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 Legal Notice No: 15088 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Richard E. Berry, aka Richard Earl Berry, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 351 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 5, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Carol J. Berry Personal Representative 10001 S. Oswego Street No. 247 Parker, Colorado 80134 Legal Notice No: 15106 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 5, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Dorothy Joan Clark Personal Representative c/o Walter M. Kelly II Miller & Steiert, P.C. 1901 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 Legal Notice No: 15113 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Cecilia Marie Xavier, aka Cecilia M. Xavier, aka Cecilia Xavier, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 398 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 4, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Vincent Xavier Personal Representative 2764 W. Riverwalk Circle Unit B Littleton, Colorado 80123 Legal Notice No: 15116 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Jane Ross Smith,, Deceased Case Number: 13 PR 318 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 4, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Persons Giving Notice: DeWitt Clinton Smith, II 366 Mt. Snow Court Reno, Nevada 89511 Linda King Fulham 430 Rio Vista Road Grand Junction, Colorado 81503

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Reno, Nevada 89511 Linda King Fulham 430 Rio Vista Road Grand Junction, Colorado 81503 Legal Notice No: 15117 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Diane L. Nolen aka Diane Nolen, Diane Lucille Nolen, Diane Oates Nolen, Diane O. Nolen, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 310 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before August 5, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Steele Street Bank & Trust 55 Steele Street Denver, Colorado 80206 Legal Notice No: 15118 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 18, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112 Case Number: 2012-CV-1058 * Div: 309 Plaintiff: MEADOW HILLS I CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, a Colorado non-profit corporation Defendants: RABIA RAWLINGS, et al. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Charlene M. Long - Reg #16945 Address: 1660 S. Albion Street #918, Denver, CO 80222 Ph No: 303-488-0267 Fx No: 303-757-3640 E-mail: char@charlenelongatty.com TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise you that the above captioned action is pending. An Order Re: Plaintiff’s Motion For Summary Judgment and For Decree of Foreclosure has been entered in this action concerning Assessment Lien for the benefit of Meadow Hills I Condominium Association, existing under the Condominium Declaration for Meadow Hills I Condominiums, recorded on June 3, 1999, under Reception No. A9092106 of the real estate records in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, Colorado (the “Assessment Lien”) The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the owner of the Assessment Lien are shown above. The real property which is the subject matter of this litigation, which is all of the property currently encumbered by the Assessment Lien described in said Summary Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure, is situate in Arapahoe County Colorado, and is described as follows: Condominium Unit 13744C, in Condominium Building 26, Meadow Hills I Condominiums according to the Condominium map thereof, recorded on October 30, 1985 in Book 86 at Page 20 in the records of the office of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado , and as defined and described in the Condominium Declaration for Meadow Hills I Condominiums, recorded May 17, 1983 in Book 3865 at Page 136, in said records, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as 13744 E. Lehigh Avenue #C, Aurora, CO 80014. The current owner of record for the real property is Rabia Rawlings. The Plaintiff named-above is the judgment creditor in this action and current owner of the evidence of debt (the judgment entered herein) secured by the property being sold; and as of November 12, 2012, the outstanding balance due and owing was $12,629.31. THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the rights, title and interest of the Defendants in said property on May 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness, plus attorney fees, the expenses of sale, and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.** NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. Questions regarding the sale should be addressed to the Civil Division, telephone 720-874-3935. DATED March 19, 2013. J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff of Arapahoe County By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15090 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Published In: Littleton Independent 9137 S Ridgeline Blvd, Suite 210, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129 Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: BELLCO CREDIT UNION vs. Defendant(s): DARRELL L. ERICKSON

he/she/they has/have, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 5th day of March, 2013.

COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120

/s/ Tammy Herivel Clerk of the Court

Plaintiff: BELLCO CREDIT UNION vs. Defendant(s): DARRELL L. ERICKSON David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913

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Case Number: 01 C 6361 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on May 24, 2001 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), DARRELL L. ERICKSON , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 19th day of November , 2012. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15076 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. vs. Defendant(s): MEI CHEN David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 07 C 305862 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on May 18, 2007 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), MEI CHEN , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 31st day of October , 2012. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15077 First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS vs. Defendant(s): BRENDA E. SCHAFER David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 07 C 306350 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on May 18, 2007 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), BRENDA E. SCHAFER , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he/she/they has/have, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 12th day of October, 2012. /s/ Tammy Herivel Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15107 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: May 2, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS vs. Defendant(s): AUDREY E. MORESI David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 07C314814 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on October 5, 2007 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), AUDREY E. MORESI , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he/she/they has/have, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 5th day of March, 2013. /s/ Tammy Herivel Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15108 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: May 2, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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Legal Notice No.: 15108 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: May 2, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO CASE NO: 2010CV1600 DIV./CTRM.: 408 Plaintiff: CHEROKEE I HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado nonprofit corporation v. Defendants: BRIDGET TURNBOUGH; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., INDIVIDUALLY AND SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR SCME MORTGAGE BANKERS, INC.; COLORADO HOUSING ASSISTANCE CORPORATION; FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF TOPEKA; HDS MORTGAGE; and ANA MARIA PETERS-RUDDICK as Public Trustee of Arapahoe County COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE This is to advise you that a Sheriff sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to a Decree of Foreclosure and Order to Vacate Trial Date, dated October 5, 2011, and C.R.S. §§ 38-38-101 to 401, by the Cherokee I Homeowners Association, Inc., the current holder of a lien recorded with the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder on September 14, 2007, at Reception No. B7120018. The judicial foreclosure is based on a default under the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Parker Landing (A P.U.D.) recorded with the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder on October 20, 1981, at Reception No. 2115861 (“Declaration”). The Declaration and notices as recorded, establish a lien for the benefit of the Cherokee I Homeowners Association, Inc., against the property legally described as follows: Lot 121, Block 1, Parker Landing Subdivision Filing No. 2, Together with the exclusive right to use Garage No. 1211A and 1211B, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 11902 E. Cornell Circle, Aurora, Colorado 80014 THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS. The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2013, at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112, telephone (720) 874-3851. At the sale, the Sheriff will sell the real property described above, and the improvements thereon, to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.** All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at (720) 874-3851. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is: Bujar Ahmeti, #42373, Moeller Graf, P.C., 385 Inverness Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112, telephone (720) 279-2568. Date: March 28, 2013. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15114 First Publication date: April 4, 2013 Last Publication date: May 2, 2013 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd, #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice RESTART SHERIFF’S SALE POST BANKRUPTCY DISMISSAL DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2010CV2595 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Names of the Grantor of the lien being foreclosed: Henry Tucker Name of the Grantee of the lien being foreclosed: The Homeowners Association of Cobblestone Crossing in Heatherridge Recording Date, County, and recording information of the Declaration: Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, recorded in Book 2700 at Page 122 on December 2,1977 in the records of Arapahoe County, Colorado. Principal Balance of the lien being foreclosed as of recording of the Lis Pendens: $6,791.00 Principal Balance of the lien being foreclosed as of Order and Decree for Judicial Foreclosure: $9,975.00 Legal Description of the property being foreclosed: Lot 90, Block 1, and all improvements thereon, Heatherridge South Subdivision Filing No. 13, Arapahoe County, Colorado, according to the Plat thereof recorded November 15, 1977 in Book 32 at page 87, Arapahoe County, Colorado, and declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Cobblestone Crossing in Heatherridge recorded December 2, 1977 in Book 2700 at Page 122, Arapahoe County, Colorado and any amendments thereto. Together with: (1) A non-exclusive Right and easement of Enjoyment in and to the common area in common with other owners of dwelling units of cobblestone crossing in Heatherridge. (2) A non-exclusive easements in, on and though the common area for ingress to and egress from the Lot described above. (3) The exclusive right to use one parking area numbered 90 and the right on ingress to and egress from the said parking area, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as: 1983 South Xanadu Way, Aurora, CO 80014. The lien on the above described Property is being foreclosed to satisfy a debt for nonpayment of assessments due under the Declaration. The Property being foreclosed upon is all of the property which is subject to the Declaration for the lien which is being foreclosed. You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff’s Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of May, 2013, at 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112;

nonpayment of assessments due under the Declaration. The Property being foreclosed upon is all of the property which is subject to the Declaration for the lien which is being foreclosed.

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You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff’s Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of May, 2013, at 13101 E. Bron-Chris cos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112; phone number (720) 874-3851. At which sale, the above described real propertyabou and improvements thereon will be sold to “I the highest bidder.

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Th sourc reven struc ackn DATED this 19th day of March, 2013. build J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County , Colorado niors woul By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff will b ATTORNEY FOR THE HOMEOWNERSthe n ASSOCIATION “T OF COBBLESTONE CROSSING IN HEATHERRIDGE: and Andrew J. Gibbs, Esq. GibbsYoung, LLC that, 1760 Gaylord Street Denver, CO 80206 W Telephone: (303) 333-1252 tions Legal Notice Number: 15087 easy First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 resid Published in: Littleton Independent “I who Government Legals ed an said. Public Notice C NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED urb i SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION offic NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Littleton Firecity m First Publication: March 28, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Protection District ("District') will consider a supplemental appropriation resolution for $101,000 of unappropriated surplus to the General Fund for the purpose of entering into a contract with the City of Littleton for the District's share of the services rendered by West Metro Fire Protection District for emergency services provided by West Metro to areas of the District and for training services at West Metro's Training Center. That such proposed supplemental appropriation resolution will be considered at a meeting of the Littleton Fire Protection District to be held at Station #15, 2702 E. Dry Creek Road, Littleton, Colorado, on the 22nd day of April, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Any interested elector within such Littleton Fire Protection District may at any time prior to the final adoption of the supplemental resolution file or register his objections thereto. DATED: March 25, 2013 Littleton Fire Protection District Julie Lebsack, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 15115 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice

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INVITATION TO BID

The Inverness Metropolitan Improve-QUILT ment District requests formal bids for entries the Inverness 2013 Building Monument Signs project. Sealed proposals, ad-its miss dressed to the Inverness Metropolitan Improvement District (“The District”), 2 In- Early b verness Drive East, Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112, will be received at the discoun office of the District, until 3:00 p.m. MST,item, a on the 24th of April, 2013 and then will be publicly opened and read. Late bids willhas a s not be accepted.

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46 of the expected 125 signs in thisat the D project were built in 2011 and 2012. Building Owners are required by Coven-forms a ant to comply with this new monument sign program, but it is difficult to predictquilts.o how many signs will be ordered in 2013. The District anticipates the 2013 projectMARC will consist of no less than 25 signs, and potentially as many as 50. The project req u i r e s t i m e - i n t e n s i v e c o o r d i n a t i o nEGG H between the District, the Building Owner Museu and the Contractor to be successful.

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The project is for individual building identification monument signs and consists ofnorth o cabinet lengths of 4’, 6’, 9’, and 12’, fabricated with painted aluminum and mountedthe Eas on concrete and CMU foundations that arethat yo clad with Lyons Red sandstone and coupled with a painted aluminum addressso your tower. Copy shall be translucent white acrylic “pushed thru flush”. Logos other thanthe tre white will use 3M or equal translucentunder a vinyl film. Cabinets will be internally lit with Fluorescent equipment with an LEDyahoo. alternative option/cost. Address towers will be internally lit with LED equipment. The specific project details are containedAPRIL in the Contract and Design Documents. Please see the bid schedule in the Con-NUTR tract Document for further details.

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Interested potential Bidders may obtain a copy of the Contract Documents, Draw-Heart C ings and Specifications beginning 2:00Richard p.m. MST on the 2nd of April, 2013 at Mulhern MRE Office at the address listedwith Su above. A payment of $100 nonrefundable Heart H is required for the first copy.

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Bidders shall submit all questions in writing via email to H@mulhernmre.com nosouthd later than 5:00 p.m. MST on the 12th of April, 2013. Questions received after this time will be addressed at the discretion ofAPRIL the District. All efforts will be made to answer Questions in sum no later than 5:00 p.m. MST on the 17th of April 2013. If any major clarifications are needed, an addendum will be sent to all bidders. Each Proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by a certified check or bid bond executed on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an amount not less than 5 percent of the amount bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish the necessary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the contract, as prescribed in the Contract Documents. It is anticipated that the Notice of Award will be issued on or about May 1, 2013. The project shall start immediately thereafter and shall be substantially complete by November 30, 2013. Final completion shall be by December 31, 2013. The successful bidder shall be selected based on the bidder’s qualifications and performance record, the bidder’s ability to successfully complete the project in a timely manner, and the bidder’s total amount of bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the Bidder's qualifications. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall hold or obtain such contractor's and business licenses, as may be required by applicable law.

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Christy: Street work will be needed Christy continues from Page 1

houses on what was left over and incorporated in 1959 as a town, which now has about 1,400 residents. “I suspect the developers wanted to have their own community as opposed to having the golf course annexed into Littleton,” said Christy, who, at 76, still plays both golf and tennis twice a week. The club is Columbine Valley’s only source of sales tax. Most of the town’s revenue comes from use tax on construction. Because of that, Christy acknowledges a controversial plan to build homes designed to appeal to seniors on the old Willowcroft property would be a boon to the town, which will be in dire need of street repairs in the next few years. “That will be the biggest project, and any new revenue would be for that,” he said. With eight homeowners’ associations in the small town, Christy says easy communication with and among residents is a unifying force. “I would just hope that the people who live there continue to be interested and involved in the community,” he said. Columbine Valley is the fifth suburb in which Christy has been a public official. Before Littleton, he was the city manager in Hinsdale, Ill., and the

Arizona cities of Tempe and Chandler. “The biggest challenge as city manager is probably the continual changes in city council, so you have to adjust your style and your programs to accommodate what your council wants to do,” he said. “But in every city I’ve worked in, I’ve had good city councils whose interests were for the whole community rather than their special

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agenda items.” Christy, affable and generous with laughter, says his childhood prepared him to work as part of a team — he has an identical twin brother and younger identical twin sisters. “We had a wonderful childhood,” he said. “Four little red-headed kids, and we all looked alike. Everybody in town knew the Christy twins.”

Christy made changes in Littleton By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com The mayor of Columbine Valley has had a lasting and tangible effect on the neighboring city of Littleton. Gale Christy served as Littleton’s city manager from 1972 to 1987. He presided over some big projects in that time, including building Littleton Center, creating South Platte Park, widening Bowles Avenue, lowering the railroad tracks and acquiring property rights that paved the way for light rail. “Light rail probably changed, to some extent, the personality of Littleton,” he said. “It brought more young people

to town, and it certainly helped the viability of downtown Littleton. We struggled for years to make sure downtown would survive.” The city’s comprehensive plan was also written during his tenure. “We needed commercial development, and the master plan laid out that desire,” he said. “In the last 10 to 15 years, there’s been a whole lot of multifamily zoning that we didn’t anticipate.” Among things that make Littleton unique, he counts the Littleton Independent. “People rely on it and have for years,” he said. “It’s a unifying factor that helps Littleton keep its sense of identity and sense of community.”

Mayor: Change in length of term suggested . Sealedfrom proposals, adMayor continues Page 1 dressed to the Inverness Metropolitan Improvement District (“The District”), 2 InBrinkman said the proposal is “not verness Drive East, Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112, willthing.” be received at the a power-grab office of the District, until 3:00 p.m. MST, “The would exactly on the 24th ofduties April, 2013 and thenremain will be publicly opened she and read. Late bids will the same,” said. not be accepted.

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46 of the expected 125 signs in this Brinkman’s onandthe 2013 project were builtidea in 2011 2012. Building are required by Coven- it and itOwners passes, presumably ant to comply with this new monument sign program, but it is difficult to predict how many signs will be ordered in 2013. The District anticipates the 2013 project will consist of no less than 25 signs, and potentially as many as 50. The project requires time-intensive coordination between the District, the Building Owner and the Contractor to be successful.

apply to Brinkman if she decided to run for a third and final term in 2015. Councilors are limited to a total of 12 years, though they can finish a term that extends past that limit. Brinkman is also suggesting the mayor be elected for a four-year term. Currently, it’s a two-year term coincid-

ing with council elections — each new council chooses its own president. Stahlman and Beckman said they were willing to talk about it more. “I’m not sure (changing the process) would be helpful right now, but that that’s emotional and I’d like a little more information,” said Beckman.

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The project is for individual building identification monument signs and consists of THROUGH JUNE 19-20 cabinet lengths of 4’,21; 6’, JULY 9’, and 12’, fabricated with painted aluminum and mounted on concrete and CMU foundations are QUILT ENTRIES. Firehouse Quiltsthat is looking for quilt clad with Lyons Red sandstone and entries for its eighth annual quilt show to support coupled with a painted aluminum address tower. Copy shall be translucent white acits mission of helping children in crisis in Colorado. rylic “pushed thru flush”. Logos other than whitebird will entries use 3M or equalbytranslucent Early submitted May 17 are taken at a vinyl film. Cabinets will be internally lit discounted entry fee ($15). Otherwise, the fee is $18 per with Fluorescent equipment with an LED alternative option/cost. Address towers item, and the fi nal deadline is June 21. This year’s show will be internally lit with LED equipment. The arealong contained has aspecific special project theme,details Patriotic, with 13 other catin the Contract and Design Documents. egories. The the show from 10 a.m. to Con5 p.m. July 19-20 Please see bidisschedule in the tract for further details. at theDocument Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock. All Interested potential Bidders may obtain a forms and instructions are available at www.fi rehousecopy of the Contract Documents, Drawquilts.org; click on the Quilt Show link2:00 at the top. ings and Specifications beginning p.m. MST on the 2nd of April, 2013 at Mul-

hern MRE MARCH 30Office at the address listed above. A payment of $100 nonrefundable

is required for the first copy. EGG HUNT. The Friends of the Littleton Library and Bidders shall submit all 47th questions writ- Egg Hunt at Museum will host their annualinEaster ing via email to H@mulhernmre.com no later than 5:0030 p.m. MST onPark, the 6000 12th of 10 a.m. March in Ketring S. Gallup St., just April, 2013. Questions received after this north of be theaddressed Littleton Museum parking lot. time will at the discretion of In the past, the District. AllHunt efforts be made to an- so much so the Easter Egg haswillbeen very popular, swer Questions in sum no later than 5:00 p.m. you MSTshould on theplan 17thto ofbe April 2013. If any that at the park by 10 a.m. sharp major clarifications are needed, an adso your children Easter eggs hidden in dendum will be can sentfind to some all bidders. the trees and the grass. All children 10 years of age and Each Proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by aFriends.Info@ under are invited. For information email certified check or bid bond executed on yahoo.com. the prescribed form, payable to the Dis-

trict, in an amount not less than 5 percent of the amount APRIL 3 bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish the necessary additional bond(s) for the faithful performfree nutrition class and cooking NUTRITION CLASS.asAprescribed ance of the contract, in the Contract Documents. demonstration is offered April 3 at The South Denver

Heart Center, 1000 Drive, Littleton. Join It is anticipated thatSouthpark the Notice of Award will be issued on or about May 1, 2013. Richard Collins, M.D. “The Cooking Cardiologist,” along The project shall start immediately thereafter Susan and shall be substantially complete with Buckley, RD, CDE, as share their expertise on by November 30, 2013. Final completion Heart Healthy nutrition31, and2013. cooking solutions. For more shall be by December information or tobidder registershall callbe 303-744-1065, www. The successful selected based on the bidder’s qualifications and southdenver.com.

performance record, the bidder’s ability to successfully complete the project in a timely manner, and the bidder’s total amount of bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the Bidder's qualifications.

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In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall hold or obtain such contractor's and business licenses, as may be required by applicable law. The District reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive any and all formalities and to negotiate contract terms with the Successful Bidder, and the right to disregard all nonconforming, non-responsive or conditional Bid, and to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond 60 days from the bid opening date unless a different period is set forth in the Contract Documents. Dated this day 28th of March 2013 INVERNESS METROPOLITAN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT By: Patrick F. Mulhern, General Manager Legal Notice No.: 15120 First Publication: April 4, 2013 Last Publication: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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LAMB SPRING. Author Jack C. Warner will speak and show photographs of the Lamb Spring Archaeological site at 7 p.m. April 9 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The Lamb Spring site was uncovered by Charles Lamb in 1960 while digging a stock pond at the site of a natural spring. Lamb found several large bones that were later identified as the remains of a mammoth, horse, camel and bison. The site was then excavated in 1961-62 and more bones were found, dating back 13,000 years, near the end of the last Ice Age. Recent excavations have indicated that people may have hunted Ice Age mammoths in the area. Call 303-795-3961.

DIVORCE SEMINAR. Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends seminar is offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. This 10-week seminar promotes healing for those who are going through a divorce, or the ending of a love relationship. Offers education, support, and optional social activities. Cost is $175. for the 10 week class. Complimentary child care provided with prior registration For more information or to register, contact Diane Smith, 303-468-6814, dsmith@st-andrew-umc-com.

BLOOD DRIVE. Littleton United Methodist Church

community blood drive is from 1:30-6 p.m. April 9 in the Reception Hall at 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. For more information or to schedule your donation, contact Christine Trickey at 303-730-3835 or eaglecst@aol.com.

APRIL 10 MARIJUANA IN Colorado. Medical marijuana

dispensaries have proliferated in Denver to the point where there are more of them than Starbucks locations or liquor stores. Recently Colorado voters legalized marijuana for recreational use, which conflicts with federal law. Join Active Minds from 3-4 p.m. April 10 as we seek to understand why this trend has exploded here and what the various arguments are in this debate. We will explore the legal issues, societal challenges, and medical pros and cons of this interesting issue. Event is free and takes place at RiverPointe, 5225 S. Prince St., Littleton. RSVP to RiverPointe at 303-797-0600.

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APRIL 15 ENROLL IN 4-H. Arapahoe County 4-H is welcoming new youth (ages 5-18) members and adult volunteers to join one of 13 local clubs or to start a new club. Your child can explore their interests in more than 60 areas. Contact the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office at 303-730-1920 or visit www.arapahoeextension.org.

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APRIL 17 CHAPTER MEETING. Englewood-Littleton Reciproc-

ity Chapter of P.E.O. will meet at 9:15 a.m. April 17 at Littleton United Methodist Church. Any unaffiliate wishing to visit a chapter, contact Nancy Collins at 303-9812745. P.E.O. is a women’s philanthropic organization supporting women’s educational endeavors.

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BLOOD DRIVE. Columbine Library community blood drive is from 12:30-6 p.m. April 23 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 7706 W. Bowles Ave.. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.

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