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Water projects paying dividends for town Castle Rock is now cultivating 20 percent of its supply from renewable sources By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com Thanks in part to the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility; Castle Rock is moving toward a more sustainable water future. The facility opened in spring 2013, and captures and treats renewable water to which the town owns the rights. Plum Creek processes up to 4 million gallons per day now and has the capacity to handle up
to 12 million gallons per day in the future. “The good news is that we’re using about 20 percent renewable water now on average. So that’s a big improvement,” Castle Rock Utilities Director Mark Marlowe said. “That allows us to rest our deep ground water wells and save that water for drought conditions or future needs.” Renewable water typically refers to the water claimed from rain, snow melt and runoff from the mountains that can be replenished yearly through natural processes. Ultimately, this project has the potential to capture, treat and deliver up to 9,000 acre-feet of water per year. “The heart of this plant is a special kind of filter that we call a membrane,” Marlowe said. “That membrane provides a positive Water continues on Page 25
The membrane at the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility in Castle Rock. Photo by Mike DiFerdinando
Trial looms for suspect in shootout with police Brother said defendant had changed medications By Chris Michlewicz
The interagency drill included officials from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado National Guard and various fire agencies in the area and ran from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The drill simulated a wildland fire, giving agencies a chance to practice command and control, communications and support functions. Citizens were notified before the drill and invited to participate in the simulated evacuation. The agencies set up a command post at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Lt. Col. Mitchell Utterback said the National Guard has had “a lot of practice” over the last four years with wildfires like Black Forest and Waldo Canyon.
A man who allegedly fired a hail of bullets at police officers from his Castle Rock home will soon face trial. Lonnie Pebley, 42, was arrested in July 2012 and faces 56 charges, including 18 counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer. Prosecutors with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office have spent recent months prepar- Pebley ing for a three-week trial, which is set to start after jury selection May 12. During an April 25 motions hearing, Douglas County District Court Judge Paul A. King dismissed one sentenceenhancing charge related to Pebley allegedly being a habitual criminal. Attorneys for both sides said they were unable to obtain court documents from a 1992 residential burglary case in California allegedly involving Pebley. Deputy district attorney Sam Evig argued that he received documentation proving that Pebley served a two-year prison sentence. The file included Pebley’s photo and fingerprints, however, King said too much time has passed and there are too many unanswered questions to allow the charge to be considered during trial. King rejected a defense argument to dismiss
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Colorado National Guard Spc. Andrew Senphannarat keeps an eye out during an interagency wildfire evacuation drill near the Happy Canyon subdivision in Castle Pines on May 3. Photo by Hannah Garcia
Where there’s smoke… Mock wildfire drill tackles real-world situations By Hannah Garcia
firstname.lastname@example.org Although some residents may have been startled to see Humvees and police cruisers crawling around Happy Canyon on May 3, it was only a mock wildfire drill that had public safety officials converging on the subdivision. But with warmer temperatures and wind speeds climbing, and keeping in mind the raging wildfires the state has seen in recent years, Douglas County residents
shouldn’t take the exercise any less seriously, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Ron Hanavan. “Today, we’re focusing on evacuations. The major goals are life and property safety,” Hanavan said, urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts and prepare evacuation kits. “We’re right around the corner from wildfire season and this is real-world stuff. It can happen anywhere.” Crews were dispatched to evacuate and protect homes in the Happy Canyon area, where the mock fire ensued. National Guard officials set up roadblocks and checkpoints while trying to corral participating residents to the evacuation center, which was located at the Douglas County Justice Center.
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Lawmakers: Moderates needed to further debate Every couple of years, the Legislature loses familiar faces, for better or for worse. Some have to leave because of term limits. But others decide on their own that government and politics just aren’t for them any more — giving us hope that politicians aren’t entirely crazy. It’s common for lawmakers who are leaving the Capitol to reflect on the past and look toward the future. But during recent conversations with three outgoing female lawmakers, I found it interesting how concerned they were over one thing in particular — the loss of moderate representation at the Capitol. “I think it’s very sad that three moderate women are opting out of a fourth term,” said Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge. Schafer referenced herself and Republican Reps. Carole Murray of Castle Rock and Cheri Gerou of Evergreen as three lawmakers whose exits will leave a void at the General Assembly. The three women — who have served in the House for a combined 18 years — have been known to cast votes that blur party lines. For example, Schafer sometimes bucks her party on small business issues. “I don’t always vote with my caucus,” she said. “Sometimes we have bad bills and so do the others across the aisle.” Murray was a co-sponsor of the Student
Success Act, a major bipartisan education bill. And she shed tears and raised eyebrows when she voted for last year’s bill that created civil unions in Colorado — joining only a few Republicans to do so. Gerou also voted for the civil unions bill and has often crossed the aisle on legislation, which sometimes ruffles the feathers of those on the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. Both Gerou and Murray said they are concerned that their party is losing touch with moderate voters. That’s been a struggle for a party that has not fared well at the state or national level in recent years. Gerou did not hesitate when I asked whether she was concerned about the state of her party. “Oh, absolutely,” she said. “It’ll guarantee that we’re in the minority for a really long
time. I talked to Sue Schafer and she’s concerned there’s no moderation, and it’s on both sides. But I think it’s your own party that bugs you the most because you expect certain things from the other party, but it disappoints you when your party does things you don’t like.” Gerou said it is social issues — such as gay marriage, debates over abortion and immigration reform — that is hurting the GOP brand. “I hope they stop focusing on social issues and get back to doing what Republicans have always done well, and that’s represent business,” Gerou said. “I wish the social issues would go away. “I look back at someone like Barry Goldwater, when they asked him his thoughts on gays in the military. And he said, `I don’t care. If they want to serve our country, let them serve our country.’ That’s the type of Republican I like to be around.” Murray agrees that social issues have hurt the party and have turned off many voters, including many Republicans. “It’s particularly difficult to the old-line, establishment Republicans who have not been accustomed to the social issues being brought into the conservation,” Murray said. “And the new Republicans, too. All of the young interns and aides at the Capitol have a
hard time relating to the hard stance that we take on certain issues. “I’ve had many friends who feel like they don’t recognize the party and that gives me pause. Because, as a party, we can’t be pushing people away. We need to find out a way to bring people in.” Murray said that Republicans should do more to reach out to Hispanics, who are growing in population and in political strength. “If we don’t bring them in — and soon — we may never win again,” Murray said. Gerou feels the same way and hopes that the party gets back on track by focusing on economic issues and not social ones. But don’t expect Gerou to change parties any time soon. “I’m not going to become a Democrat; I just can’t,” Gerou said while laughing. “I couldn’t do that to my grandparents. It’s like when I was younger, I couldn’t live with a guy because if my grandmother ever found out, I couldn’t face it. “I’m 58 years old and my grandmother still controls my life.” Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at email@example.com. Or, follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.
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Transit: Union Station opens this weekend. Page 4
Hockey: Denver's 'other' team plays for cup. Page 23
Cowboy Ball: Fair foundation raises funds with silent auction and dinner. Page 17
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Lacrosse: Huskies edged in lacrosse finale. Page 22
Business: Chamber names Elaine Stucy Businessperson of Year. Page 14
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Union Station transit hub set to open Project brings together rail, bus and shuttle services By Jane Reuter
email@example.com The transit hub of RTD’s renovated Union Station, which merges light rail, commuter rail, Amtrak lines, buses, taxis, shuttles, bicycles and pedestrians into a central access point in downtown Denver, opens May 9. Its most visible element is a white canopy reminiscent of Denver International Airport’s, under which both Amtrak and future commuter rail line to DIA will serve passengers. The East Rail Line will transport passengers from Union Station to the airport by commuter rail — which is faster and makes fewer stops than light rail. Set to begin service in 2016, those trains will depart every 15 minutes for the 35-minute trip to DIA. South suburban residents won’t need to travel downtown to take the East Line. They
will instead to be able to take the light rail on a future Z Line route from Lone Tree’s Lincoln Station to an East Line connection at Peoria and Interstate 70. The ride from Lone Tree to DIA will take about an hour and 20 minutes. Cost hasn’t yet been established. Another highlight of the transit center is a 22-bay underground bus concourse, which extends from just east of the light rail stop to the Union Station building. The historic Union Station building and hotel, adjacent to the transit hub, also is under re-development with a planned July completion. It will include about 22,000-squarefeet of ground floor shops and restaurants, a public common area and great hall, large outdoor plaza and 110 hotel rooms. The transit center is part of RTD’s FasTracks project. That plan also includes a 2.3mile extension of the southeast light rail line, from its current end point at Lincoln Avenue to the east side of Interstate 25 at RidgeGate Parkway. Negotiations continue to accelerate the construction of that extension.
The commuter rail terminal at Union Station will be home base for Amtrak and starting in 2016, the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport. Photo by Jane Reuter
Castle Pines North Metro District election canceled Both open positions filled by unopposed candidates By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com The May 6 Castle Pines North Metro District director election was canceled after both positions were filled by individuals who ran unopposed. Steve Labossiere and Eric Anderssen will serve four-year terms that will run until May 2018. Labossiere has served as Metro District board president since May 2010 and now enters his second term as a director of the Castle Pines North Metro District. Labossiere is a retired executive with De-
loitte, where he was an audit and consulting partner. Since retiring, Labossiere actively manages a personal investment portfolio. He and his wife, Resa, a member of the Castle Pines City Council, have lived in Forest Park in Castle Pines North since 2004. Anderssen has lived in Castle Pines with wife, Debbie, since 2006. Anderssen is a semi-retired banker. His last position was as a vice president and senior underwriter for J.P. Morgan Private Bank. He was born and raised in Oslo, Norway, to a Norwegian father and American mother. He came to the United States to go to college at the University of Wyoming and entered a banking career in Denver in 1980. Anderssen is fluent in Norwegian and tries to visit family and friends in Norway at least once a year.
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Seller’s market makes for quick sales, higher prices Douglas County continues to come back strong By Ryan Boldrey
Douglas county housing statistics First Quarter of
• Average Sales Price
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• Avg. days on Market Data provided by Metrolist
Ron and Jill Olds were hoping for the best when they put their Castle Rock home on the market this April. After being told by a real estate agent a few years back they couldn’t get a penny more than $179,000, they decided to wait for the market to come back. Earlier this year, they decided they were ready to find their retirement home out in the country, and their agent encouraged them to list their three-bedroom Founders Village home at $225,000. They were hoping going in that high, they could get somewhere around $217,000. They also hoped they wouldn’t be sitting on it too long as they were starting to see properties they liked and weren’t sure how long those homes would stay on the market in what has quickly become a seller’s market. The Olds didn’t realize how much of a seller’s market it truly has become. The first day their house was on the market, the couple headed out for the day as a steady parade of real estate agents brought eight potential buyers to the house in the morning and their agent saw another 20 prospective buyers during an afternoon open
house. At day’s end, the Olds had four offers on their home, all above list price. The highest bid had an escalation clause built in agreeing to pay as much as $240,000. “I was shocked,” Ron Olds said. “I didn’t believe it. Things don’t work like that for me. “I’m the one that buys high and sells low. A couple of years ago houses were selling for around $150,000 here and we couldn’t move, we couldn’t do anything.” Highlands Ranch-based broker Sean Reilly said he has seen more and more of these types of situations recently. Having been on both sides of the phenomenon, Reilly has watched a house he’s listed pick up 11 offers in three days, and he’s also had clients who have missed out on homes despite offering more than $15,000 over list price. “It’s a great time to sell, but a challenge to buy right now,” Reilly said. “If it is priced right, it’s going to go quick. If it’s in the ballpark, you better make a strong offer or otherwise you are going to miss out.” With confidence in the market having re-
Houses in Douglas County are selling at a much quicker pace and at a higher price than in the first quarter of 2013. This Founders Village property in Castle Rock had four offers over list price the first day it hit the open market this April. Photo by Ryan Boldrey turned, people getting priced out of a stronger-than-ever rental market and interest rates still not that far north of all-time lows hit a year ago, Reilly sees the current trends in the market continuing and said people are clamoring to get in while the getting is still good. The number of new listings in the first quarter of 2014 in Douglas County is down just 2 percent from a year ago, according to Metrolist, but average sales prices are up 6.4 percent as active inventory has dropped 20.1
percent and the average days on the market have dipped from 69 to 54. The latter number would likely be lower, Reilly said, but many people are “trying the market, knowing that the buyers are going to be there” and listing higher than the home is worth. On the whole, homes in the county are selling for 98.9 percent of list price, and many people, like the Olds — who are busy packing up for their new 10-acre spread in Kiowa — are finding themselves in a situation where they are getting more than they ask for.
Brittany Basalla, Breelyn Bowe, Kaitlyn Kellogg, Kate Rizley, Jensen Vann, Alec Vrattos, Nicole Woodard, Alina Burgos, Samantha Bushlack, Erin Finnell and Mark Olmos, of Castle Rock, were named first-year scholar for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Northern Colorado. Sean Berry, of Castle Rock, was on
lights during Concordia University’s theater production of “The Glass Menagerie. George “Cole” Thomas, of Castle Rock, was inducted as a new member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, during spring induction at Cloud County Community College. Thomas is a sophomore majoring in general studies. Erin Marie Dwiggins, Jordan Joan Kranse and Jeremiah Johnston Wistrom,
of Castle Rock, were honored at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s all-university honors convocation. Dwiggins was high scholar, arts and sciences; Kranse, high scholar, journalism and mass communications; and Wistrom, high scholar, fine and performing arts. Brianna Kurtic, of Castle Pines, was named first-year scholar for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Northern Colorado.
Megan Redd, of Castle Rock, was named a ministry assistant for the 2014-15 academic year at Hesston College Student Life and Campus Ministries. Redd is the daughter of Ron and Susan Redd. Ministry assistants are sophomore students who are chosen by a competitive application and interview process to help lead ministry events across campus including weekly Campus Worship and small group Bible studies.
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Medical marijuana not approved for PTSD Two Democrats join Republicans in killing bill, 6-5, in committee By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A bill that would have allowed marijuana to be used as a treatment option for post-traumatic stress disorder failed in a House committee on April 28. House Bill 1364 would have added PTSD to a list of eight other conditions that qualify sufferers for medical marijuana treatment. Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, a bill sponsor, argued that those with PTSD should be given the option to consult with doctors as to whether medical pot is a viable treatment option for their condition. That’s better practice than sufferers having to resort to figuring out their best pot
pathway through retail pot shop clerks, he said. “Should it be the bud-tenders on Colfax or the doctors at Kaiser?” Singer asked the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Colorado voters, through the 2000 passage of Amendment 20, approved eight conditions that qualify for medical pot treatment, including cancer, glaucoma and AIDS. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has the ability to add other conditions to that list, but it has not done so since Amendment 20 passed. Several witnesses testified that marijuana has helped alleviate their PTSD symptoms, including military veterans who served in conflicts and wars, ranging from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. “Cannabis made it to where I don’t have to take any of these prescription drugs,” testified Sean Azzariti, an Iraq War veteran. “It saved my life.” Singer said that it should be up to doc-
tors to decide what is best for their patients and cited high suicide rates among veterans as reason enough to keep all treatment options open. “I don’t think that every veteran who commits suicide… could have used medical marijuana and it would have saved their life. I don’t believe that for a second,” Singer said. “But I do believe that some of them might have been able to use this as a tool in their toolbox to have that conversation with their doctor to make the right decisions for them.” Key opposition testimony came from Dr. Larry Wolk, CDPHE’s chief medical officer. Wolk said that CDPHE already has a process in place that allows the department to add health conditions to the medical marijuana list. Wolk said the department has considered the addition of PTSD to the list twice before and rejected it both times. Wolk also said that there isn’t enough research to show that marijuana is an effective treatment for PTSD. Some committee members had legal
concerns over the bill, with some wondering whether the legislation would be akin to lawmakers taking it upon themselves to changing Amendment 20 language in the state Constitution. “I don’t always think the right decision for us to make is, `Well, let’s just let the courts decide,’” said Rep. Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth, who opposed the bill. Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton, said her opposition to the bill was personal. She said that marijuana use on the part of her child led to addictions to more dangerous drugs. “My personal life story is one that has shown marijuana to absolutely be a gateway drug and I watched it become a gateway drug from marijuana to Oxycontin to heroin for someone I love with all of my heart,” Conti said. The bill died following a 6-5 vote. Two Democrats — Reps. Jeanne Labuda and Angela Williams, both of Denver — joined all four Republican committee members in voting against the bill.
Traffic cameras not going away Measure hits brick wall upon reaching House By Vic Vela
email@example.com After a bill cruised through the Senate, the House last week put the brakes on the measure, which sought to ban red-light cameras and photo radar systems in Colorado. The legislation officially met its demise during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on April 30, but the bill’s sponsor, House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, had pretty much accepted its defeat before it even got there. Senate Bill 14 would have prohibited local governments from using photo-radar technology to capture drivers who speed or run red lights. It was gutted by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, which passed a
stripped-down version of the bill on April 28. The gutted version only would have allowed for a state study of the technology’s public-safety effectiveness, something that Ferrandino didn’t think was necessary. “I think we have enough studies to show that it’s not effective,” Ferrandino told the Appropriations Committee. Ferrandino and other bill supporters argued that photo-radar technology is a cash cow used by local governments to rack up revenue, courtesy of lead-foot drivers. The House speaker also said the technology does little to prevent accidents. “They give a sense of public safety, but don’t actually increase public safety,” Ferrandino said. But several law-enforcement representatives testified otherwise during the committee process. Supporters of the technology asserted that the devices serve as a blessing for understaffed police agencies and that the presence of the cameras curbs bad habits on the part of drivers. “If you just look at the money side and ignore the public-safety side, to me the public-safety side triumphs,” said Rep. Jeanne Labuda, D-Denver. The bill’s gutted version called for an effectiveness
study that would have been undertaken by the Colorado Department of Transportation. But House Appropriations Committee member Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, wasn’t willing to fund the legislation at the possible expense of other CDOT projects. “I’m wondering what bridge is not going to be built, what road is not going to be protected,” Tyler said. “Where are they going to get the money for this, Mr. Speaker?” The bill’s last chance for survival would have allowed it to go to a vote in the full House, where it could have been amended to its original form. But the committee rejected that motion. Ferrandino knew there wasn’t much hope for the bill, acknowledging as much to reporters the day before the hearing. Having accepted defeat during the hearing, the House speaker — who is not accustomed to being on the losing end of a piece of legislation — drew laughter when he joked about his colleagues’ lack of support. “When did I become part of the minority?” quipped Ferrandino.
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Bill would have required probe of health impacts By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A bill that would have created a study of the health impacts of oil and gas drilling on Front Range residents died in the state Senate Appropriations Committee, following a 5-2 vote. Democratic Sens. Pat Steadman of Denver and Mary Hodge of Brighton joined all Republican committee members in voting against the measure on April 29. “I think the people’s voices have been silenced,” said Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, a bill sponsor. House Bill 1297 would have required the state to conduct a three-year health impact study on residents living in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties.
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The study would have included surveying residents living in those areas and the possible review of medical records. The effort was a response to concerns over the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — the practice of mixing of water, sand and chemicals and blasting the mixture deep into the ground to crack porous rock and free up oil and gas. The study would have focused on counties that include communities that have sought to either ban or limit the practice of fracking over the last few years. Ginal and other bill supporters said a study would provide both a health and educational benefit for Coloradans who want to know more about the impacts of the controversial oil and gas industry money-maker and job creator. However, the bill received only a single Republican vote in the House. Some legislators and oil and gas industry leaders opposed the effort for reasons that included concerns that the study would be slanted toward the viewpoint of fracking opponents. Money was also an issue. Originally, the bill sought only to include Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties as part of the study. But a House committee added Arapahoe County and the City and County of Broomfield to that list. The additions increased the study’s cost to about $700,000 — something that concerned Ginal before it even got to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said she did not know if it was cost that led to the bill’s defeat. Carroll did say that she supported the bill and that “it’s a basic responsibility (of the state)” to look out for the health of its residents. “I think sooner or later it behooves all of us to get a credible and independent study,” Carroll said. “And, from the oil and gas perspective, if (fracking) is as safe as they say, then they should have credible independent studies that confirm that.” Ginal said she intends to revive the effort next year.
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after it had previously passed the Senate. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, and Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a $24 billion state budget on April 30 that includes increased funding for education and disaster relief. The annual long bill replaces some of the education funding that was lost during recession years and pumps $100 million into the higher education system. The budget also includes about $21 million that will go toward the leasing or purchasing of an aerial firefighting fleet. In addition, money will be set aside to provide assistance for those who are impacted by wildfires and flooding. Rainy day funding will jump from 5 percent to 6.5 percent, under the new budget.
Education measure goes to governor A bill that provides $180 million dollars in new K-12 education funding is on its way to the governor’s desk. The Student Success Act puts $20 million toward third-grade reading programs and provides a uniform transparency system that allows the public to see how the new dollars are being spent. The bill also backfills $110 million in education funding cuts that occurred during lean budget years. The bill passed both legislative chambers with large bipartisan support, most recently in the House on April 30.
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May 8, 2014
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No go best signal for red-light bill A bill to ban red-light cameras and photo-radar systems inspired healthy debate in the Statehouse but ultimately did not get the green light, and we’re fine with the call. Further we agree with one of our local legislators, Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, who opposed a late amendment to the respective bill to fund a study on red-light camera effectiveness. Funds that would go toward a study, could perhaps go to another CDOT bridge, Tyler noted. No pressing need for more research. Both sides have sources — on one hand that the technology improves public safety and on the other hand the use of the technology actually has the reverse effect, and further that the practices function more as a cash cow than a tool targeting public safety.
our view It’s worth noting that this proposed and oft-discussed ban on red-light cameras and photo radar got a strong push at the Legislature this year with bipartisan support. Rep. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, DDenver, were among those who gave arguments that the cash-producing systems do not improve safety. But with every urging to do away with the cameras, plenty of legislators and others stepped forward to say the technology comes to the aid of public safety in their
neck of the woods. We value these local voices, and support local control of the technology. Technology and the automation of tasks that would otherwise be carried out by people increases efficiency and can often in practice be much more consistent and comprehensive. To that aim, earlier in the session, we reported Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City saying technology is especially vital in areas where “human management is impossible.” But that’s the trick and where some controversy lies. We recognize a healthy mistrust of the mounted cameras keeping tabs on drivers. People wonder if existing regulations governing the the use of the cameras is enough. Further, are yellow lights shortened to bring in more revenue or does
common sense balanced with guidelines and regulations prevail? And are camera practices going to instant-replay pro sports heights with each line drawn hard and fast and little left in the way discretion? For now, we are glad the practices remain in local control. The debate has been eye-opening for many and should encourage cities to make sure red-light cameras and photo radar systems are being used in a way that is truly focused on public safety and efficiency. With each advance in technology comes many questions about ethics and appropriate use. We are in the thick of the increasing prevalence of lenses that watch everything everywhere. In this case, better to refine it — the where, when and how of it all — rather than switch it off.
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One family makes two very different people Do you have a sister or a brother that you love very much? With whom you have almost nothing in common? And sometimes you think one of you was adopted? This is dedicated to Cindy. I can start with cats and dogs. By now you know that I found my dachshund at a no-kill animal shelter. The best: MaxFund. Cindy has found a succession of cats in her back yard. Cats know when there is a vacancy. I don’t think my sister has ever paid for a cat. One just shows up when the previous occupant has taken leave. Cindy is a retired grade-school teacher who is still teaching. She is still at the same school in Sterling Heights, Mich., where her teaching career began, over 40 years ago. Now she mostly subs and fills in wherever they need her, and that includes hallway bulletin board duty. I taught at four colleges and universities in three states. Neither one of us could do what the other one did. The thought of having a classroom full of kindergartners or third-graders, her most common teaching assignments, leaves me with a dry tongue and the shakes. Cindy is just about the nicest person I know. She is kind and generous. She is loving and caring. She rarely has an unkind word to say, although we are both contemptuous of Brent Musburger. Who isn’t? When our father and mother were in their final glide patterns, Cindy tirelessly took care of both of them, and even bathed our mother. Words that could describe me — crotchety, grouchy, crabby, cynical, sarcastic — could never be used to describe her. This is where the adoption angle comes in. Where she is pleasant and nice, I am ornery and sullen. We had exactly the same childhood experiences, an equal amount of love and attention (almost), but we are night and day. How does that happen? Our father came back from the war after 30 missions. If the house caught on fire I would take out two things: Smitty and my father’s flight jacket. I can see it from where I am sitting, and it chokes me up every time I see it, knowing where it has been.
There is a B-17 Flying Fortress that tours the country now. I went to see it at a regional airport a few years ago. And sat nearby and cried. Dad came back and started a family with his high school sweetheart. Cindy is 14 months older than I am. They really did it with her. Album after album, bronzed baby shoes, and a cedar chest full of things she had touched. I think there is one black-and-white picture of me at that age, and it’s somewhat out of focus. I think I was in the bathtub, or the kitchen sink. Cindy is deliberate, conservative, she reads and follows directions and instructions, does exactly what she is told, never tries to be abstract, or humorous, or particularly clever. My opposites. One day a couple of years ago we were in a grocery store together to buy dinner, and Cindy decided she wanted iced tea. So she went to the aisle where iced teas in bottles and cans were displayed. I left her and finished all of my shopping. I came back and she was still standing there, in front of the bottles and cans of iced tea, I left her again and drove the car to an IHOP in Ypsilanti and had breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, oh, and orange juice), came back and she was still standing there. So I started a countdown: 10-9-8-7, telling her that I was going to choose one for her if she didn’t choose one right away. That evening she enjoyed the unsweetened tea that I had chosen for her. With love. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at email@example.com.
How cool would it be to have a crystal ball? I mean the real deal — the ability to actually see into the future. Do you fall into the category of people who wish they could see the future, or are you in the group that prefers to see life as a journey and the more mystery and adventure the better? In some of the responses that I have received over the years referring to one of my columns, some of our local readers actually state that they wish they had a crystal ball so they could see what would happen if they actually practiced some of the ideas, strategies, or tactics that I have written about. What are some of those things? There’s goal-setting, staying focused, having a positive attitude, encouraging others, living with hope, building better and stronger relationships, living and working with passion and purpose, and working on mind, body and spirit. Well I can share with you, beyond any shadow of a doubt, and I do not need a crystal ball to tell me what would happen … if any one of us, if all of us, applied even just one of the concepts mentioned above … life would be better at some level and in some way. What happens is, we look at things that appear on the list above, we have the best of intentions to act upon them, and then we let our cynicism and doubt take over where our hearts, minds and bodies should begin. We fall into a negative self-talk pattern instead of a positive self-talk actionoriented empowerment state. You know how it sounds: “That’s all just
fluff,” or “That stuff may work for others but it will never ever work for me.” Maybe it sounds more like, “My life is just fine, I don’t need to change anything, but you know Bob or Charlie or Mary or Beth, they could sure stand to change a few things.” Pretend with me for a minute that we all had a crystal ball. And each and every one of us could look into our future, whether it’s two weeks from now, six months from now or a year from now. And we had actually applied and committed to one or more of the items mentioned above like setting goals, staying focused, living with a positive attitude, being a source of encouragement, living with hope, working hard on our relationships, becoming re-energized with passion and purpose, and becoming well-rounded in mind, body, and spirit. I know many of you through your emails and letters, but I certainly cannot claim to know all of you. But I would bet that if we had that crystal ball, and the commitment was applied in any of the areas, what we would see is success, achievement, love, laughter, better health, stronger faith, and Norton continues on Page 9
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Innovators keep state economy expanding Colorado is known worldwide for our endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, our 300-plus days of sunshine a year, and even our diversity of craft brewers. We have also developed a solid reputation as a hub for invention and innovation. Colorado companies have an entrepreneurial spirit that is driving new ideas, spurring economic growth, and creating jobs. Recently, we saw some of this firsthand, touring companies across the state that are thriving because of their innovative products and solutions. From Grand Junction to Fort Collins, Colorado companies are focused on inventing the future. In Boulder, we met with the owners of Newton Running. Their advanced sole technology is propelling both runners — and the Newton business — faster and farther. In Grand Junction, we visited Tim and Christy Fry, who moved here from Ohio to invest in Colorado-developed technology because of our great quality of life and business-friendly climate. Their company, Mountain Racing Products, makes topof-the-line biking components that are shipped all over the world, and they em-
ploy nearly two dozen Coloradans. We also stopped by Western Slope Industries, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of large, industrial machines that fold and seal packages for food products. They employ more than 60 people in their 45,000-square-foot facility. In Fort Collins and Loveland, we toured the VanDyne SuperTurbo Headquarters and the engines lab where the company tests its equipment. VanDyne’s patented SuperTurbo engine combines a turbocharger and a transmission into one device, improving fuel efficiency and horsepower while reducing emissions. The SuperTurbo can power the likes of city buses, Caterpillar
bulldozers, and John Deere tractors. Finally, in Park Hill, we saw Never Summer Industries turn blocks of locally sourced wood into high-quality skis and snowboards. Never Summer is one of only a handful of companies still manufacturing snowboards in the United States, producing more than 240 snowboards a day. All of these companies are building success through innovation. And one thing almost all of them have in common is patented technology. You may not know it, but that convex and concave design on your Never Summer snowboard is original, patented technology. And that distinctive pop sensation you feel on the balls of your feet when you’re running in a Newton shoe? That’s patented too. So is Western Slope Industries’ machine process that makes the cardboard packaging that holds your morning orange juice. The patent process is an important part of our state’s economy, helping inventors and entrepreneurs build successful businesses, generate revenue, and create new jobs. That’s one of the reasons we coordinated
a statewide effort to bring a satellite patent office right here to Colorado. The opening of the United States Patent and Trademark Satellite Office this summer in Denver — one of only four cities nationwide selected to house a satellite office — benefits firms like these by providing an improved and more accessible patent process. That means reduced review times for patent applications, reduced costs for patent filers, and more access to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office resources throughout the process. Plus, it will create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs and add roughly $440 million in economic activity to our state. Colorado’s deeply embedded culture of innovation has established our state as a destination for inventors, innovators, and new ideas. The opening of the USPTO satellite facility solidifies this reputation. From energy-efficient engines to high-tech running shoes, companies throughout our state are creating a bright future and propelling our state forward. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.
News flash: CCM doesn’t need a fake award Paying for awards? There’s just no honor in that By Jennifer Smith
email@example.com The first clue something was fishy was when Colorado Community Media got an email saying “Castle Rock News-Press has been selected for the 2014 Best of Littleton Awards for Publishers.” While the Castle Rock News-Press is indeed a CCM paper, Littleton residents might wonder why a Littleton paper wasn’t selected by a “local” organization for such a prestigious-sounding award. So how did that happen? “All 2014 Awards are issued based on the location of your corporate headquarters even though your service area may extend beyond that town,” reads the Littleton Business Awards website, to which the email invited us. OK, but CCM is headquartered in Highlands Ranch these days. Perhaps just an innocent mix-up? CRNP is a great paper, and it does win lots of awards from the
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greater happiness. And I can tell you once again, I would not need the crystal ball to tell you that at some level there would be improvement, significant improvement. So what about you, are you waiting for the crystal ball to tell you what “might” happen if you made some changes in your
Colorado Press Association. Might as well add another, right? So how do we get it? “Most business organizations charge their members annual dues and with that money sponsor an annual award program,” reads the website. “The Best of Littleton Award Program does not charge membership dues and as an award recipient, there is no membership requirement. We simply ask each award recipient to pay for the cost of their awards.” Wait, what? Pay for it? How much? Well, there are three options ranging from $79.99 to $199.99. Can’t we just get a piece of paper like the CPA hands out? I mean, how much could an award from a company we’ve never heard of, judged by nameless people we’ve never met, with an 888 phone number, accompanied by a lame press release (that part’s free), possibly be worth? Absolutely nothing, say real local business leaders. “We have had had the ‘honor’ of receiving this award several times over the past five years,” Terry McElhaney, manager of communications for the South Metro
life, or do you know and are you ready to believe in a brighter and better future and commit to what it will take to get you there? I would love to hear all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I know that when we take the actions necessary and believe in a better and brighter future, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.
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perform from 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at Theatre of Dreams Arts and Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Show suitable for all ages. Reservations required; call 303660-6799. Credit cards accepted.
MAY 10 FOUNDATION BANQUET The Castle Rock chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will have its annual banquet Saturday, May 10, at the Douglas County Events Center. The nonprofit foundation aims to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. Dinner will be followed by a life auction, and a silent auction and multiple raffles will take place through the evening. Events and entertainment for kids also is provided. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call Beth Hassett at 303-4708219 for details and to purchase tickets. MAY 10 BLOOD DRIVE Philip S. Miller blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Saturday, May 10, Meeting Room West, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300.
MAY 10 LIVE MUSIC JC Unplugged will perform selections ranging from classical to rock at a free noon concert Saturday, May 10, at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive. Register at 303791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org. MAY 10 AUTHORS SPEAK Eleven local authors will present their books at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Register at 303-791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org. MAY 10, July 19, Aug. 16 RIDGELINE WRANGLERS host trail maintenance outings to help maintain and improve the soft surface trails at Ridgeline Open Space in the Meadows. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the trailhead parking lot off of Coachline Road. Outings are completed by 11:30 a.m. Bring gloves, sunscreen or hat, and water. Tools will be provided. Contact Lisa Sorbo at 303-814-7456 or lsorbo@ crgov.com. Outings will be Saturdays, May 10, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25. Calendar continues on Page 20
Denver Chamber of Commerce, said with a laugh. “Yes, it is a marketing scam to sell their ‘awards.’ I can see businesses that are eager for any type of award to fall for this approach just so they can display a crystal trophy, even if it is for money. The website doesn’t have any qualifications as to how they determine their winners, and I’m assuming they go through social media sites and pick their targets. Award programs using actual customer input such as ‘Best of the Best,’ which CCM does, are much more legitimate.” As are the chamber’s Annual Small Business Leadership of the Year Awards, always eagerly anticipated and attended by actual people you’ve probably heard of, if not met personally.
The company has duplicate websites set up for cities across the United States, despite its claim that: “The Littleton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups.” The award is not affiliated with the City of Littleton or any local organization. “I’ve never heard of it, and it seems odd that the Castle Rock News-Press would receive a Best of Littleton Award,” said Kelli Narde, the city’s spokeswoman. Businesses looking for legitimate acclaim would do well to align themselves with their local chamber or merchants association.
Frank T. Reiss
Sept. 30, 1939 – Apr. 30, 2014
Frank (Terry) T. Reiss Sr. from Larkspur, passed away peacefully in his home on April 30, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. Born in 1939 in New Jersey, Frank moved his family to Colorado 33 years ago. Frank was a US Army veteran and worked 23 1/2 years Civil service at the USAFA and Buckley Air force Base. Frank, better known as Terry in his sports career was contracted by the Cincinnati Redlegs in 1958 as a pitcher, infielder and outfielder. He not only excelled at baseball, but football and basketball as well. He was a true sports legacy. He is survived by his beloved wife Frances Reiss, his children Frank Reiss Jr, Sherri (Reiss) Holler and Tori Reiss, his grandchildren Justin Reiss, Landon Holler and Kaden Holler and his brother Ron Reiss. Services were held on May 6, 2014 at St Peters Catholic Church of Monument and laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
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Don’t mourn the news too soon, say panelists Veteran reporters discuss future of journalism By Jennifer Smith
email@example.com Perhaps you’ve heard the news. Or not. Journalism is dead. Not so fast, say three veteran local journalists. “There are those who say we don’t need journalists anymore, because everybody’s a journalist,” said Ken Durham, who now teaches aspiring news hounds at Arapahoe Community College. “Well, when everybody’s a journalist, nobody’s a journalist. … People still want people to check facts.” He hosted the “This Just In: Journalism is Alive and Thriving in the Digital Age” panel on April 29. Panelists discussed how rapidly changing technology in a rapidly changing world challenges all media outlets to come up with a way to keep up, keep relevant and keep getting paid.
“I think they’re trying different models, but I don’t think we’re there yet,” said Susan Thornton, a former Littleton mayor whose first job out of college was writing for U.S. News and World Report. She went on to write columns for the Denver Post and today runs her own media-relations and marketing company. “The community newspaper is more important now, because we’ve lost the community gathering place where everybody would sit around the pickle barrel and discuss what was going on,” she said. “Community news is the way of the future,” said Bob Burdick, former editor and president of the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News. He views it as defensive driving, alerting citizens to things like crime and the actions of local government. “You can act on it in time to change it,” he said. Now retired, Burdick recently served as Colorado Community Media’s editorial adviser. “Somebody who says journalism is
dead may or may not understand what journalism is and what it isn’t,” he said. What it is, he said, is acting as an agent for the people, finding out what’s interesting and distributing it to others. What it is not, all three agree, is someone sitting in a basement behind a computer, anonymously spouting opinions as facts. “Some sites unabashedly take one side,” said Burdick. “Some sites are simply gossip mongers, some sites are just trying to provoke you just to get a reaction. … You have to evaluate the facts in that context.” Thornton worries about people believing everything they read without considering the source. “I really worry about the future of this country with the demise of newspaper ethics,” she said. “This is central to the democracy. … They’re not going to vote well if they’re not informed.” But, she points out, technology has also led to some compelling moments — consider the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, which got widespread attention via Twit-
ter. All three stress that to make it today, reporters have to continually learn new and diverse skills. Thornton, for example, went from being a beat reporter to writing grant requests, speeches, training materials, videos, opinion pieces and even books. She recently started running media-relations workshops for city managers and department heads, and she is now a licensed mediator. “It’s just some of the ways journalism can take you in your life,” she said. Dunham noted that in today’s economy, companies are moving away from having big communications departments to hiring just one or two people to do it all — everything from photography to video production to monthly newsletters to graphic design. “The thread that runs through all of that is communication,” said Burdick. “You can’t write just so you can be understood, you have to write so you can’t be misunderstood.”
New director hopes to take libraries into future Pasicznyuk takes over job held by mentor LaRue By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com Robert “Bob” Pasicznyuk has begun his work as the new director of Douglas County Libraries, following in the footsteps of mentor and predecessor Jamie LaRue. Before taking the Douglas County job, Pasicznyuk served as the director for Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Public Library. Pasicznyuk assumed his new post May 5, taking over for LaRue, who retired in January after nearly 23 years of service. “He was a mentor of mine and it’s an honor to be following him and building on his work,” Pasicznyuk said. Pasicznyuk is coming to Douglas Coun-
ty after five years of leadership at Cedar Rapids. During his time there, he helped the library system bounce back from catastrophic flood damage. Pasicznyuk acted as the Pasicznyuk project manager for two simultaneous building projects, a $46.6 million flagship library and a $2.5 million branch library. While in Cedar Rapids, he was also able to help reverse a decade of eroding library support and in favor of a restoration plan that included a library communication campaign and brand initiatives. Prior to his role as a library director, Pasicznyuk spent nearly 10 years in library districts, including six in Douglas County Libraries, acting in senior information technology roles. “It’s the No.1 library in the nation in its
County seleCts arChiteCt for new libraries The Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees has se-
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The goal of No Leaf Unturned, the library building campaign which began in 2013, is to respond to the community’s growth and demand for library spaces by building new libraries in the Town of Parker, City of Lone Tree and City of Castle Pines. of 15 firms that responded to the DCL call for an architect, five finalists were selected and invited to participate in an extensive interview process. The process began with an architect showcase on April 8, during which firms presented category. That’s just a really tempting position to compete for, so I threw my hat in the ring,” Pasicznyuk said. He was chosen to be the new director in part because of his understanding of technology and a vision for its role within
to more than 60 members of the community.
following The showcase, the finalists described their qualifications and responded to questions from an interview committee. Presentations addressed firm profiles, relevant experience, practice philosophy and each firm’s view on emerging trends and best practices in library and civic place design. firms were evaluated according to several criteria, including design leadership, qualifications of project staff and consultants, team organization, experience in soliciting community input, innovation and creativity, fees, showcase survey results, team dynamics and interpersonal skills. libraries. Pasicznyuk has presented on various library initiatives and served on many boards, including the Linn County Early Director continues on Page 12
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School district IT contract draws questions Update to systems prompts doubts about project’s price tag By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org The Douglas County School Board recently approved spending $2.2 million to replace its human resources, payroll and benefits system, plus $639,000 for a fiveyear subscription for support services to the winning vendor, California-based Workday. School board President Kevin Larsen said the district’s software is at a critical point. Doing nothing was not an option. “No matter what, our system needed to be upgraded at significant cost, or we needed a new system altogether,” he said. “What we’re doing is a savings over an upgrade. “It’s not just for accounting or HR; it’s to build a platform for all our systems to work together. It will also make it more feasible for us to get the data that’s often asked of us.” But not everyone was sold on the decision, which was made during an April school board meeting. “I think they’re going to end up asking for more money later,” said parent Jenny Robertson, an IT project manager for a
financial services company who has used Oracle and other databases throughout her career. Oracle is one of the two IT companies recently considered for the eightyear DCSD contract. Robertson, who expressed concerns during the April 15 meeting, said she has never worked for Oracle. “In all honesty, I think the $2.2 million is going to be a lot higher,” she said. “I think the $600,000 is also going to be a lot higher.” Parent Anne-Marie LeMieux also spoke at the meeting, referring to problems with a system upgrade at the Tucson (Ariz.) Unified School District from 2009-13. That school district’s top administrators — who now hold the same positions in Douglas County — recommended a switch to a new HR, payroll and benefits software program that proved expensive and unworkable. “Our children cannot afford such losses,” LeMieux said. “Please do not move forward without being certain you have all the facts in safeguarding against this failure.” TUSD purchased the human resources, payroll and benefits software in 2009. The following year, Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen and Chief Financial Officer Bonnie Betz left TUSD for equivalent positions in Douglas County. Meanwhile, TUSD spent $10 million
and four years trying to make the software work before dumping it in 2013. When TUSD’s Lawson software was purchased in 2009, it was under the recommendation of a team led by Fagen and Betz. In a December 2010 article in the Arizona Daily Star, TUSD board president Judy Burns said they had been “duped.” “We were promised certain things by people who are now gone — how convenient for them,” said Burns, who has since died. Neither Fagen nor Betz responded to requests for comment, but Larsen said Tucson’s problems occurred after DCSD’s staff left there. “They may have initially proposed and procured a system, but the implementation happened after they came to Douglas County,” he said. “However well or not they implemented the plan, Dr. Fagen and Bonnie did not oversee what went on in Tucson after they left.” Betz described the DCSD system she first encountered in 2011 as “obsolete” with “highly manual, paper-based processes,” findings confirmed by an Oracle IT assessment. The web of systems now in place is “expensive to maintain, difficult to manage” and “a real pain when we have upgrades in each other’s systems,” DCSD’s Chief Information Officer Gautam Sethi told the board in April. “We’re going to take all the extra
things away, and add the new things we need. It’ll all be in one comprehensive package — easy to run, easy to maintain, easy to use.” The Workday company system approved also will have an estimated $7 million to $13 million return on investment, Betz said. DCSD officials also said they negotiated the district’s costs for the new software sharply downward, including twiceannual upgrades for no added cost. But Robertson said she could see “at a glance” that DCSD has underestimated its project costs. “I’m an IT project manager with over 20 years of experience, and I’m accustomed to having a clear business case prior to a major IT investment, which includes all major costs and benefits,” she said. “My concern is that the (board of education) made a significant financial decision without the necessary input. This could lead to less money that is passed from the district to the DCSD schools in the future.” Board member Craig Richardson thanked the speakers at the meeting before voting to approve the expenditure. “We think this is an important undertaking and we’ll be held accountable,” he said. “The implementation and execution of this program, the board having approved an expenditure of this magnitude, is our responsibility.”
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One of his first challenges as director will be to oversee the building and replacement of library branches in Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Pines. He said the library has already selected the architect for the project and that residents can hope to see the new branches completed in three to five years. “(The new buildings) will allow us to start with a clean slate,” Pasicznyuk said. “We’re looking for ways to take the library to the next level.”
A fire that originated on April 30, damaging a Castle Rock home and wiping out its attached two-car garage, has been blamed on smoking materials being deposited in a flammable plastic milk jug. No one was injured in the fire at 2091 Summerfield Drive in southern Castle Rock, and the blaze has been deemed an accident, according to Castle Rock Fire and Rescue. Investigators determined the fire, which started in the garage, was related to smoking materi-
als being disposed of in a plastic jug. “It looks like someone had been smoking in the garage and putting the cigarette butts into a combustible plastic jug,” Fire Chief Art Morales said. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue personnel and Castle Rock Police responded to the fire at 12:08 a.m. May 1. Four residents and the family dog made it safely out of the home after being awakened by a passerby. There were no injuries. Nathan Keller, a dispatcher for MetComm, a communication center that dispatches for South Metro Fire and West Douglas County Fire Protection, noticed the fire and woke the residents after dropping off a friend nearby following the Colorado Avalanche hockey game the night of April 30. The fire took 15 minutes to put out. Investigators do not suspect any foul play.
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DC Oakes students garner Rotary honors Castle Rock group picks winners quarterly By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com The Rotary Club of Castle Rock is now recognizing students from Daniel C. Oakes High School with a Student of the Quarter award. The club has long honored students from traditional high schools for academic excellence and community service, but until recently, there were no awards for students at nontraditional schools. That was until Jeanette Nelson, a teacher at Oakes, reached out to the club and convinced them of the impact such an award could have on their school community. “At Oakes we don’t have sports and (the students) are here often times because academics aren’t their strength. They’re not typically involved in a lot of community service.” Nelson said. “So, I started talking to them and they allowed me to come up with our own criteria here at Oakes based on what would fit for our kids.” Nelson said they’re looking for students who have made a difference in their school community and potentially have overcome some kind of personal hardship. “I have a (form) that I send out to the
Ashleigh Schlender,18, is honored as Student of the Quarter. Photo courtesy of Castle Rock Rotary Club whole staff with the criteria and a place for them to nominate students. Then we have a discussion on the students who have been nominated and which one, as a school, represents us the best,” Nelson
said. “Then we let the student know, and they fill out something for the Rotary, letting them know what they’ve done and letting them know that they’ve overcome something.”
Missing woman found trapped in wreckage By Hannah Garcia
hgarcia @coloradocommunitymedia.com A Highlands Ranch woman who was reported missing in Douglas County apparently survived several days in a wrecked car before she was discovered in Park County, according to officials. Park County Sheriff’s deputies found Kristin M. Hopkins, 43, alive but in critical condition near Red Hill Pass off of U.S. Highway 285 on May 4. Hopkins was reported missing on April 29. Although he’s not sure exactly when she crashed the car, undersheriff Monte Gore said that she had been trapped in the wreckage for at least five days. Police found Hopkins after two people came into the sheriff’s office to report a dead body at 1:54 p.m. The individuals were driving down the high-
way before pulling off onto a mountain pass and seeing “a glint of a car,” Gore said. “He (one of the individuals in the car) hiked down and found the accident, then hiked back up” before making the report, Gore said. They thought that Hopkins was deceased, he said. Hopkins was driving a red 2009 Chevrolet Malibu on southbound U.S. 285 four miles north of Fairplay when the car ran off the right side of the road in a left curve, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The car was airborne and hit several trees before continuing down a steep embankment, struck a large tree and rolled multiple times, coming to rest on its top, troopers said. The driver was found “conscious and coherent,” according to state troopers. Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener,
who was on scene, said that it appeared the vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in an aspen grove approximately 140 feet off of the road and down an 80foot embankment, according to PCSO. Before she was found, Hopkins was last seen on April 27, a week before she was found, as she was leaving work in Castle Pines at 7 p.m., according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. She was reported missing by a family member and her case was entered into the Colorado Crime Information Center. Park County Sheriff’s deputies, Fairplay Police, South Park Ambulance, Northwest Fire, Jefferson Como Fire and the Colorado State Patrol all responded to the scene. After she was removed from the car, she was airlifted to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.
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The winning student is honored by the Rotary at a luncheon. The Rotary recognizes students at traditional schools once a month. Since DC Oakes has a much smaller enrollment, students will be honored quarterly. Oakes has had two students be honored so far: Ashleigh Schlender, 18, and Colby Chute, 17. Schlender has been at DC Oakes for three and a half years and Chute has been attending since January 2013. Both students said that the school has made a difference in their lives and that the opportunity to be recognized by the Rotary lets them know that they can be acknowledged for the positive impact they have on people “When I walk in the building, the vibes I get, the mutual respect from everyone, not only my peers but the staff and teachers here, I don’t get anywhere else,” Chute said. Schlender said the Rotary award is chance for people outside of the school to view Oakes students in a different light. “A lot of people have an impression of DC Oakes as a bunch of drug addicts going to a school or a place where kids who have never been successful just come for an easy way out, but that’s not what it is at all,” she said. “(I wish people could) come in and experience it and just see how it really is here. It’s a really cool place, and it’s a sanctuary to a lot of people. It’s helped us change our mindset and the direction of our lives.”
Allison Reida and the Plumbline staff proudly accept the Business of the Month award as Chamber Staff and Chamber Ambassadors show their support.
The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce honors Plumbline Services, Inc. as our April Business of the Month recipient. Plumbline Services have been members of the Chamber for more than ten years. Plumbline Services, Inc. was started by Jeff and Christine Belk in 1998 out of their home in Castle Rock. The company began with the vision of providing impeccable service and quality customer care relating to emergency plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical and drain cleaning services. Their fast and friendly service has been the theme and the objective for almost 16 years now. As business grew and the company expanded it became necessary to relocate just over the Douglas County line to the north. Although their offices are in Centennial, Jeff’s hometown of Castle Rock is still very near and dear to him and they take great pride in being able to continue serving this area. Their staff enjoys being very involved in supporting the youth in the Castle Rock Community, and participating in the Douglas County Fair Parade, the Annual Starlighting and other local civic events. Due to the support of the Castle Rock community, Plumbline Services, Inc. has grown to be known for its unsurpassed, professional, Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Drain Cleaning services. Their easily identified fleet of 40 vehicles and over 70 proud employees, many of whom live in the Castle Rock area, are very thankful and appreciate the opportunity to be involved and participate in the growth and success of this wonderful community. For more information about Plumbline Services, visit their website at www.plumblineservices.com. Congratulations from the Castle Rock Chamber for being recognized as an outstanding business!
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Chamber names Stucy Businessperson of Year Others also honored at group’s annual banquet By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @colroadocommunitymedia.com Elaine Stucy started her real-estate business in 2001 as a lone agent in her home. In 2007, she purchased the office at 413 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock where she operates Stucy Realty Co., and on April 25 at the annual Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce banquet she was named Businessperson of the Year. “When you get recognized for just doing what you love to do, that’s as good as it gets,” Stucy said. During a period when many struggled economically, Stucy was able to build her business into one of the most successful in Castle Rock. “There are always people, for fundamental reasons that need to buy and sell homes. So it’s not just a whim. It’s not a luxury item, per se. It’s a necessity. Everyone has to live somewhere,” she said. “In those hard times,
From left, Betty Graf, Aaron Barrick and Elaine Stucy celabrate winning awards at the 2014 Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Courtesy photo you just work a little bit harder. You look for opportunities. You always do the right thing for your clients, and in the end you’re rewarded with business for that.” Stucy Realty now employees 25 people. Stucy provides an in-office nursery for
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her employees and recently began to offer 401(k) plans. “Some girls dream of being models or rock stars or doctors, but for me, business has just always been something that I’ve liked doing. I always wanted to build a
company where people would want to work here,” Stucy said. Castle Rock has undergone tremendous growth in the last decade, and town projections estimate the population could reach 100,000 by 2030. “As a real-estate person, you do like to see growth and development. You have growth and development because you have a good quality of life,” Stucy said. “On the other hand, if you have uncontrolled growth and development, you can stifle quality of life. What’s really great here is that we have a really great small-town feel but we’re really close to big-city amenities. The town has done a really good job of balancing, I think.” Stucy was not the only person to receive a 2014 award at the banquet. Ernie Fazekas was honored as Citizen of the Year; Ping Lee Jung was named Volunteer of the Year; Town Manager Mark Stevens was named Castle Rock Advocate of the Year; and Reliv International’s Betty Graf was named Chamber Ambassador of the Year. Stucy’s husband, Rick, was honored with the Businessperson of the Year award last year. “My trophy is a little bit taller than his,” she said.
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When a poor African man posted a plea for medical help on RealSelf — a website most commonly tapped for advice on plastic surgery methods and surgeon reviews — the typical responsive chatter from doctors and patients fell silent. Clement Kihitula had a large keloid, an overgrowth of tissue, on the back of his neck, and no money for treatment. “Am from poor family in Tanzania East Africa where can’t afford treatment abroad,” Kihitula posted. “How can I get assistance?” Lone Tree doctor Stephen Weber was the only surgeon who offered to help Kihitula. The 19-year-old growth was so large it limited Kihitula’s ability to move his head, and was so disfiguring that Weber said, “People would notice that before they noticed him.” Kihitula’s timing was almost perfect, dovetailing with Weber’s annual medical mission trip to eastern Africa. In mid-March, three weeks after the initial post, Weber operated on Kihitula in Sangida, Tanzania. The man’s home is on the road between the airport and Singida Regional Hospital, where the Outreach mission is conducted; he met
Lone Tree Dr. Stephen Weber, left, poses with patient Clement Kihitula, who he met during a medical mission trip to Africa. Courtesy photo the team in Singida the day they arrived. “I thank you for what you have done for me,” Kihitula recently wrote in an email to Weber. During that same two-week trip, Weber, fellow practice manager Camille Kamingo and 24 other American doctors, nurses and volunteers saw 350 patients and conducted 20 surgeries — all at no charge. They repaired cleft palates, lips torn during domestic violence, skin damaged by cobra bites, cooking oil burns and other deformities and injuries. It’s a far cry from the Botox injections, liposuction surgeries and other procedures he regularly performs in Colorado. “I think we did a huge amount of good. We helped a lot of people,” Weber said. “Most people focus on cash-pay-
ing customers that pay the bills. That’s important to us, too. But I really think our most important service is the mission work — giving back to people who can’t afford or don’t have access to treatment, who are medically isolated.” The Outreach mission is conducted as a temporary clinic in conjunction with Singida Regional Hospital. Doctors who practice in the area are overworked and in short supply, focused almost exclusively on labor and delivery, and their training is limited. The Outreach team performed several tonsillectomies because the African doctors don’t know how to do many such basic procedures, Weber said. Returning to his normal practice in Lone Tree is always a culture shock, Weber said. “It’s very hard to wrap your mind around operating with windows open and a fan going to operating in a stateof-the-art, climate-controlled operating room,” he said. Despite the differences between facilities and clientele, Weber believes his patients in both countries have more in common than it would appear. His client base includes a mix of aesthetic, reconstruction and trauma procedures. “It’s a different demographic but I think it’s similar,” Weber said. “People want to look good and feel good — whether that’s a birth defect, treatment of a scar or changing the shape of your nose, I think the motivation is really similar.”
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The cast of the Arvada Center’s “The Great Gatsby” brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic to life. Courtesy photos
See your way to outdoor glass exhibit Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain region’s first outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American glass artist Dale Chihuly. His dramatic sculptures will be on view June 14 through Nov. 30 at the gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in museums and gardens.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the bastion of classical taste and the guardian of musical tradition, is encouraging patrons to bring pot to the party during Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series, which marks a growing partnership between the CSO and the burgeoning cannabis industry in Colorado. Clever those symphony folks, who, for this series, seem to be swapping black tie for Rasta wear. Ganja! The High Note Series will be at The Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, and all proceeds will benefit the Colorado Symphony. Classically Cannabis themes include Pan American Highway on May 23, Mississippi Blues Highway on July 18 and Summer Monsoon on Aug. 15. The series will culminate with a Red Rocks concert on Sept. 13; details to be announced soon. Note that the consumption of cannabis at Red Rocks is prohibited by law. “This partnership is part of an overall effort to reach out to every segment of our community,” said Jerome H. Kern, the Colorado Symphony’s CEO and, with Mary Rossick Kern, co-chair of its board of trustees. “Like the Colorado Symphony, the cannabis industry is entrepreneurial, innovative and responsive to the people of Colorado. These businesses have expressed a willingness to support the Colorado Symphony’s mission. Our doors are open to any legal, legitimate business that wants to help.” Since the symphony announced this cutting-edge musical series last week, spokeswoman Laura Bond says, “We’ve been pleased and energized by the response so far. … We’ve heard from people in Los Angeles, Australia, all over the country and the world. People recognize that this is a bold move, not without risks, and most have applauded the effort.”
Band in Hard Rock battle
Local band Aspen Hourglass is in contention to win Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest battle of the bands. Fans can vote for Aspen Hourglass on the Hard Rock Cafe Denver Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hardrock?sk=a pp_205164529573076, until May 7 to help the local vocals move into the top 25, and one step closer to performing in Rome. After battling it out with several of the area’s top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Denver, Aspen Hourglass is among the top winners from around the world, and is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime Parker continues on Page 18
‘The Great Gatsby’ is rich in illusion Play brings iconic story to stage
tailed and believable — with Gatsby’s white and pastel summer suits, and flapper dresses and stockings with seams for the women. Graham Ward plays a low-key Nick Carraway, who serves as a sort of narrator/ By Sonya Ellingboe commentator, at times breaking through sellingboe the fourth wall to talk with the audience. @coloradocommunitymedia.com Anthony Bianco, as Jay Gatsby, is the dashing owner of the mansion “All the characters of this next door to Nick’s modest Long IF YOU GO story are skilled at creating Island rental. He bought it, we worlds around them that fit “The Great Gatsby”plays learn early, to be near his longtheir version of reality, but none through May 25 in the Black time love, Daisy Buchanan (the is more committed to dreams Box Theatre at the Arvada excellent Jamie Romero), who than Jay Gatsby. He is master of Center, 6901 Wadsworth lives across the sound. She has illusion, and, like other gifted Blvd., Arvada. Performarried abusive, prejudiced, mances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays magicians, the `Great Gatsby’ wealthy Tom Buchanan (effecthrough Saturdays; 1 p.m. creates a beautiful world of detively portrayed by C. Clayton Wednesdays and Thursdays ception. His blind commitment Blackwell in a Colorado debut). May 8 and 15; 2 p.m. to the rags-to-riches American Daisy and Gatsby had fallen Saturdays and Sundays. Dream betrays him …,” wrote in love before he left for army Tickets: 720-898-7200, Elizabeth Zurn, the new play service, but she, focused on her arvadacenter.org. dramaturg at Creede Repertory own well-being, did not wait for Theatre. him to come back. It’s summer 1922 on New Readers are probably familYork’s Long Island. iar with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel Not only are the characters skilled at — adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. creating an illusion, but the Arvada Cen- It is based to some extent on his personal ter’s technical magicians share that skill. story — so the reason to see this production The stage set, with its two levels and sets would focus on how beautifully the Arvada of doors, takes the audience from roadside Center’s skilled cast and crew will present filling station into Gatsby’s mansion, with the bittersweet tale. a 1920s musical background filling in gaps And they don’t disappoint, although between conversations. Costumes are de- the chemistry between Gatsby and Daisy
Daisy Buchanan (Jamie Ann Romero) and Jay Gatsby (Anthony Bianco) have a troubled history in “The Great Gatsby.” was not as solid as one might expect — or perhaps that’s the point. Maybe these two are so self-centered, they are not capable of blind passion. “His voice is full of money …” Also strong in their parts: gas station owner George Wilson (Steven Cole Hughes) and his wife, Myrtle (Caitlin Doran), selfserving society type Jordan Baker (Audra Blaser) and gangster type Meyer Wolfsheim (Steve Einspahr). Not folks one would especially yearn to know, but they tell the audience a well-puttogether, beautifully produced story, directed by Gavin Meyer.
Music festival returns to Highlands Ranch Jazz, swing, concert bands and more to highlight two-day event By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com The active Highlands Ranch Concert Band stages its Ninth Annual Music Arts Festival on May 17 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and May 18 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Jazz and swing music is planned for May 17 and a concert plus symphonic music on May 18. Included are the sponsoring Highlands Ranch Concert Band and its Swing Shift, Denver Concert Band (now based in Lone Tree), John Philip Sousa Band of Colorado, Blues 88, Golden Eagle Concert Band, William and the Romantics, Sampson’s Gulch Jazz Band, Over the Hill Band, Colorado VFW Band and more — at last check, we counted a total of 15. There will be a Festival Marketplace nearby with items by artists, craftsmen and other retail vendors, including Original Funky Fries, Silpada Jewelry and Taspen’s Organic Skin Products.
The Highlands Ranch Concert Band will perform on May 17 and 18 at the Ninth Annual Music Arts Festival in Civic Center Park. Courtesy photo The Highlands Ranch Concert Band, which offers free concerts to the community throughout the year, has about 50 members from all walks of life, plus its Swing Shift Big Band. To join this community band, see hrconcertband.org.
Swing Shift will close out the day’s concerts on May 17 and the Highlands Ranch Concert Band will be the final act on May 18. Admission is free, although food and other items will be for sale. For more information, visit: hrmafestival.org.
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Camera club takes a look at dark side Award-winning photographer Mike Berenson of Littleton will speak about his specialty, night photography, for the May 13 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. (Doors open at 6:30.) Berenson will talk about “the most commonly used techniques in night photography post-processing that bring nightscapes to life. Make the most of starry night photos with basic PhotoShop filters. Add star spikes to your stars. Blend multiple exposures with a variety of techniques.” (Berenson is one of three “Eye of the Camera” winners in a show at the Littleton Museum through May 25.) Guests are welcome.
The Littleton Fine Arts Guild celebrates its 52nd anniversary with a special exhibit through June 8. A public reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on May 9 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 303795-0781.
Garden in a Box sale
The Center for Resource Conservation will provide Garden in a Box collections of xeriscape plants in a special sale at Euclid Middle School,777 W. Euclid Ave., Littleton, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May
10: Sunset Garden (75 square feet, 15 plants), Summer Shadows Garden (100 square feet, 26 plants) and Painted Prairie (100 square feet, 29 plants). Conservationcenter.org.
Musicals and participation
Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Highlands Ranch, will be auditioning for summer musical productions: May 9, 4 p.m.: “High School Musical.” Teens and children over 5. Learn dance, acting and singing techniques; $165 tuition for 15 weeks of classes and a script. Classes on Fridays 4-5:30 p.m. June 4, 5 p.m.: “Toy Story” for ages 3-11, 12 weeks, $125. June 24, 28: “Wizard of Oz” for teens and children 5 and older, $165. Also offered: a full schedule of dance, tumbling, vocal performance and musical theater classes year-round. 720-443-2623, spotlightperformers.com.
The Littleton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jurgen de Lemos, will present Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” in collaboration with the Colorado Chorale and the Columbine Chorale at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Little-
ton, and 4 p.m. May 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Greenwood Village. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org, Gorsett Violin Shop, 8100 S. Quebec St. B 206, Centennial. $15/$12. Information: 303-933-6824.
In the wind “Dances With Winds” will be the May title for concerts by the Colorado Wind Ensemble. The Hannah Kahn Dance Company will be special guests. The ensemble will bid farewell to conductor Matthew Roeder. Performances: 7:30 p.m. May 15: Elaine Wolf Theater, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver (tickets $15, $12, $5); 7:30 p.m. May 17: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood (tickets $17, $14, $5.)
Genealogy gatherings Due to construction in the usual meeting room, the Columbine Genealogy and Historical Society will hold two meetings in the sanctuary at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd. Centennial. Guests welcome. May 13, 1 p.m.: “A New Age Family History Tour” by Joyce Lohse. May 20, 1 p.m.: “Columbine Writers Tell All.”
Meeting of minds
“Copenhagen” by Michael Frayn marks the debut of a new theater company: Stagecraft. A Tony Award winner about a World War II-era meeting between important scientists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, it will be performed May 9 to June 7 at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Ave., Denver. Directed by Bernie Cardell, performances are: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 22; 2 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, May 24. Tickets: $20/$18, 720-289-8163.
Making some changes
“Shirley Valentine” by Willy Russell plays at 8 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17 only at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Presented by Vintage and the Rocky Mountain Deaf
Mike Berenson of Littleton will discuss techniques for processing nightscapes such as this one for the Englewood Camera Club on May 13. Courtesy photo
Theatre of Dreams Ardan James, the Animated Illusionist, will appear at 7:30 p.m. May 9 and 10 at Theatre of Dreams, 735
Park St., unit C, in Castle Rock. Tickets: $22.50. All ages show. Summer Wizard Camps upcoming. Amazingshows.com, 303-660-6799.
AMUSEMENT FOR EVERYONE
Theatre, it stars Nicki Runge in the tale about a middle-aged housewife who is transformed during a trip to Greece. Tickets: $15 advance; $20 at the door. Dinner in the lobby is available from Copacabana Grill. Tickets: 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.com; dinner: copacabanagrillcatering.com/#/vintagetheatre-menu/.
“The Music Man” by Meredith Willson plays May 16 to June 15 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Christopher Willard directs this tale of a fast- talking traveling salesman in small-town Iowa. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303-7942787, ext. 5, townhallartscenter.com.
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Electronic violinist Maestro Hughes helped kick off Elitch Gardens’ 2014 season during a May 1 celebration at the park. Photo by Jane Reuter
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Donors circle wagons, raise money at ball Expectations exceeded for inaugural fair fundraiser By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com Castle Rock residents turned up in their finest boots and bling for the Douglas County Fair Foundation’s inaugural Cowboy Ball on May 3. The dinner, held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center, raised money for the annual county fair and rodeo. “We just kind of fell into this. We were looking for something different. A cowboy ball hadn’t been done, so we thought, this is a great thing for the community to support the fair,” foundation board member and head of marketing Pam Spradlin said. The foundation has partnered with Douglas County to complete Phase I of the new Heritage Plaza at the fairgrounds. The ball featured a cash bar, dinner and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $125 each and a table for eight could be purchased for $1,000 and included an engraved brick to be placed in the Heritage Plaza. “Our goal was 10 tables and we sold 26, so we’re very happy,” Spradlin said. The fair and rodeo has been enjoyed in Douglas County for 95 years. Programs
that the foundation supports include the Bob Thomas Memorial Scholarship, The Queens Scholarship, the Junior Livestock Sale & the Fair and Rodeo Wall of Honor. Engraved Bricks, which will be laid in the Heritage Plaza, were also available to purchase as donations. Bricks could be bought for $250, many of which were laid as memorials for rodeo-loving family members. The event also featured a roast of the honorable Jim Sullivan, who served as commissioner of the foundation for many years. “As a commissioner he was a huge driving force behind making sure the fair and the rodeo continued. We have such a suburban population that doesn’t get to access the 4-H and other stuff as much as the rural areas and we want to make sure it’s open for everyone and he’s kind of been that guiding light and we thought what better way than to have some fun at his expense,” Spradlin said. While the foundation hopes to hold a yearly dinner to raise money and awareness for the fair and rodeo, the theme will change each year. “Plans have already started for next year. We’ve talked about a couple different ideas, a derby party perhaps. Since it’s the time of the Kentucky, we’re thinking about a derby or a gambling night type thing,” foundation vice chair Monica Wasden said. “We want to make it fun. Make it something that everyone wants to come to.”
Items were auctioned off at the inaugural Cowboy Ball May 6 to raise money for the Douglas County Fair Foundation. Photos by Mike DiFerdinando
Hoppy times brewing in Centennial City’s first breweries open at opposite ends of community By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org The south metro area’s beverage options just got a whole lot hoppier. Two breweries opened recently on opposite ends of Centennial. Blue Spruce Brewing Company opened April 26 at County Line Road and Colorado Boulevard — a light stone’s throw away from Highlands Ranch’s northern border. And Two22 Brew opened in late February east of E-470 and Quincy Avenue near Aurora. Both operators report warm receptions from their communities, and are gathering strong reviews from beer connoisseurs. Less than a week into Blue Spruce’s operation, owner Rick Kane said what’s most surprised him is the volume of business. “We have been just packed every day,” he said. “People have come in from the neighborhood saying, `We’ve been watching the construction for months, and are so glad you’re open’.” “It’s been a crazy two months,” Two22 co-owner Paige Schuster said. “This section of town is really missing those local things, a place people can come hang out and feel comfortable. The neighborhood has been
Blue Spruce Brewing Company co-owners Rick and Theresa Kane work the bar on opening weekend at their County Line Road brewpub. Photo by Jane Reuter craving something like this.” Ironically, both are run by husband-andwife teacher teams — Two22’s Schuster and Marcus Christianson taught in the Cherry Creek School District, while Blue Spruce’s Kane recently retired from the Douglas County School District where wife Theresa still teaches. Like Kane, a former science teacher, Two22’s brewers draw on their knowledge of science in making their products. “We both studied chemistry and biology
in college,” Paige Schuster said. “This is a really a good way to apply some of the things you learned in the classroom setting.” But the two businesses are quite different. Two22 is a taproom that features its own unique beers and doesn’t have a full kitchen. Instead, a rotating selection of vendors sells food from trucks parked outside the taproom. Located in a former restaurant space, Blue Spruce is a brewpub. It produces beer on-site but also serves food, and carries products from other brewers, as well as wine
and liquor. Blue Spruce opened with a limited selection of pub fare and soon will add a full Mexican food menu. Its tap selections include Lone Tree, Bristol, Pikes Peak, Epic, Great Divide and Colorado Cider, as well as its own beers. “We’ve had a couple of beer judges in; they’ve rated our beers really high,” said Kane, a longtime homebrewer. “We pour multiples samplers of our flagship beers every hour, and we don’t get full glasses coming back. They’re all empty. That’s the unspoken test.” “Our best friends are Lone Tree (Brewing),” Kane added. “They’ve been a fantastic resource, there for consultations late into the night when I needed it.” Two22 also distinguishes itself through its philanthropic underpinnings; earmarking a portion of its proceeds for local nonprofits. Schuster’s father died in a plane crash in 2004, when she was a teenager, prompting the family to start the Schuster Family Foundation. The brewery plans to give $2.22 of every $10 in profit to the foundation, which in 2013 awarded grants up to $10,000 to groups including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado and Mountain Rescue Aspen. “We opened Two22 with the idea that we want to have a really successful brewery, but we want to go that additional step,” Schuster said. “We want to give back to Colorado.” For information, visit www.two22brew. com and www.bluesprucebrewing.com.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA STARSHIP OF COLORADO PARKER CHORALE FEATURING HEART OF THE BAROQUE May 18 at 3:00 p.m.
The core string ensemble performs works by Bach and Rebel.
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Hometown artists share songs of love and longing.
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Arts center unveils plans for busy season More than 50 productions are booked for Lone Tree By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com It starts with summer Tunes on the Terrace on June 20, then rolls into a Theatrical Series, a wide variety of musical entertainment spanning choices from classic to opera to jazz, dance, holiday specials and a nice selection of children’s and family programming.
Lone Tree Arts Center held an event for its subscribers recently to announce its fourth season, with more than 50 productions booked. Three theatrical pieces were announced: “Guys and Dolls in Concert,” “Home for the Holidays” and the popular and entertaining play “39 Steps,” a spin on a Hitchcock masterpiece. These are produced in conjunction with Starkey Theatrix, which will also produce “The MoTones.” Regional performing groups such as Wonderbound (dance), Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet and the always inventive Buntport Theater Company are included as well as national touring events such as “An Evening With Nathan Gunn”
(operatic baritone) and pianist Julie Jordan Gunn, and “Seasons of Broadway” with Adam Pascal and other Broadway stars. Holiday entertainment includes “Cowboy Christmas with Sona and Brothers and Buckaroo Poet Waddie Mitchell,” “Big Band Christmas with the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra,” “Colorado Symphony — Holiday Brass” and the Colorado Ballet’s traditional “Nutcracker” ( the most elaborate production in town, with more than 80 dancers). In addition to four concerts by the wonderfully talented local Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, led by Lone Tree resident Art Bouton, there will be concerts by Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and the Yellowjackets to draw jazz fans,
plus “Swing Xing! Three Generations of Swing Guitar.” Children will enjoy a new show developed by the Buntport Theater Company plus its “Yesterado,” eco-hero Steve Trash, Jim Henson’s “Dinosaur Train Live” and “Fancy Nancy.” Area seniors will appreciate the series of weekday afternoon shows by musicians and actors in nine programs, and still in the planning stages is a Cabaret Series, to be held in the Event Hall, disguised at a New York-style lounge … watch for future notices. Subscriptions are on sale now and single ticket sales begin August 4. Go online to lonetreeartscenter.org for a complete listing or call 720-509-1000.
— an all-expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy, to perform at the first Hard Rock Live Rome music festival this summer. Second and third prize winners will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
mously worked at the long-gone Plainsman in Aurora for 20 years, as the manager at the newly named Tin Cup II. “(Decker) is such a go-getter and makes everyone feel so welcomed,” Jones said. “We’re getting great feedback from everyone and we have very reasonable prices, and people are coming from the hospitals and (other office buildings in) that area to eat. We also have to-go menus for (local workers) to call in: 303-340-3093.”
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Cindy Jones, the affable owner of the Tin Cup restaurant at Aurora Hills Golf Club, has stretched her spatula to add the eatery at Fitzsimons Golf Course to her culinary resume. Jones, who officially took over the Fitz restaurant in January, has been sprucing up the golfers’ 19th hole and has brought the Tin Cup’s breakfast and lunch menus to the new place. The Tin Cup, which for my money is the best public golf course restaurant in Aurora, features homemade breakfast burritos as well as house-fried tortilla chips and housemade salsa, with several grab and go items for golfers on their way to the next hole. Jones also hired Rose Decker, who fa-
Eavesdropping on a woman and a man at dinner: “I broke my sunglasses so I had to use my husband’s today.” “Yes, I had to coach first base today without any sunglasses.” She lifts his baseball cap and says, “Look at those eyebrows. You have plenty of shade!” 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 BlacktieColorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 303-619-5209.
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LEFT: A group of Valor Christian students and teachers serenade the crowd at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Valor Center for Culture and Influence May 2 on campus. RIGHT: Valor Christian’s Eagle mascot pumps up the crowd.
ARTS ABOUND AT VALOR
Valor Christian High School broke ground on May 2 for its new Center for Culture and Influence, an 83,000-square-foot building on its existing campus, which will house space for instrumental and symphonic music, choral, jazz, dance, theater and stage craft classes, television production, illustration, sculpture, design and photography. The two-story facility will break ground in May and increase teaching space for a projected enrollment of 1,200 students next year, according to the school.
PHOTOS BY HANNAH GARCIA
A group of students dig in their shovels at the May 2 groundbreaking ceremony.
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victors and the elderly. Call 303-814-2863 or go to www. skycliff.org.
INTERNET BASICS Douglas County Libraries pairs adults
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING Douglas/Elbert Task Force and
with teen mentors from Lone Tree Youth Commission for introductions to the Internet, search sites, email and more. Program begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the Lone Tree Library, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway. Register at 303-791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Appointment Center 303-363-2300.
with live music, food and an expo showcasing the best in the outdoor industry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 31 TROLLEY TOURS Castle Rock Historical Society offers free trolley tours at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Join us for an exciting tour of rhyolite buildings in Historic Castle Rock. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and seating will need to be reserved. Meet in the parking lot of the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock. RSVP to email@example.com or The Castle Rock Museum 303-8143164.
Blue Star Recyclers plans an electronic recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Castle Rock Middle School, 2575 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. Proceeds raised from gross materials recycled in excess of 2,000 pounds will benefit the task force’s food bank. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the food bank also will be accepted. Recycling is free, with the exception of computer monitors ($10 each); TVs ($1 per inch); hard drive destruction ($5); batteries ($1 per pound). Go to www.detaskforce. org or www.bluestarrecyclers.com; contact Joe Roos, director of philanthropy, Douglas/Elbert Task Force, 720-648-5558; or Kari Ross, event coordinator, Blue Star Recyclers, 719-5976119.
ELECTION PROCESS The Douglas Elbert Realtor Associa-
tion presents “Learn the Election Process A to Z” from 5:306:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at 840 Kinner St., Castle Rock. Jack Arrowsmith is the featured speaker.
BLOOD DRIVE St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church blood drive, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, inside the Social Hall Lower Level located at 2746 5th St., Castle Rock. Contact Larry Bauer at 720-220-2394.
BIKE RACE Douglas County’s Greenland Ranch open space will host Colorado’s first EROCK Sunrise to Sunset Front Range Relay Mountain Bike Race on Sunday, May 31. The course is a fast 8.25-mile loop with stunning views of Pikes Peak and the Rampart Range. The EROCK Sunrise to Sunset is designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to experience the thrill of competing in a challenging endurance race on a less technical off-road course. The day long race offers competitors with awards, exceptional prize packages and a post-race awards celebration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out http://www.erockrace.com.
BLOOD DRIVE Douglas County Government blood drive, 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, inside the Bloodmobile, 301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Contact Bonfils
ELEPHANT ROCK The 27th annual Subaru Elephant Rock Ride is Sunday, June 1, in Castle Rock. Go to http://elephantrockride. com for course and registration details. A family friendly event
MAY 14 GENEALOGY INTRO This fun and informative class for those wishing to research their family trees will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the James H. LaRue Branch, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Registration is free; call 303-791-7323 or go to DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
MAY 17 KITE DAY
Ski Cliff Center will showcase its many services during Kite Day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 4600 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock. Bring a kite and fly it in our “sky.” The center provides services for special needs, stroke
JUNE 12 HISTORY PRESENTATION The Castle Rock Historical Society welcomes Rex Evilsizor, who will speak about his experience working in the railroad industry, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Presentation is free. JUNE 23 GOLF TOURNAMENT A charity golf tournament to benefit AFA Wounded Airman Program and the local Air Force family is planned for Monday, June 23, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway, Aurora. The tournament is a scramble format and begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Sponsorships are available and donations for a silent auction are welcome. Registration for players and sponsors can be found at www.defensetournament.golfreg.com. AUG. 23 RESOURCE FAIR The MOMS Club of Castle Rock is sponsoring a free Children’s Resource Fair from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Talk with representatives from preschools, swim schools, dance schools, karate business and other local groups that offer children’s activities. There will also be crafts, snacks and activities for the kids.
Lutheran Church & School
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)
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WORSHIP Sunday · 8:00 am & 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL
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Non-Denominational “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher…You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” (C.S. Lewis)
Beginning March 9th: “Jesus–The Son of God”
Sunday mornings at Immanuel Lutheran 9:30 a.m. Sundays Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO
First United Methodist Church 1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047 www.fumccr.org
Saturday 5:30pm Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com
Serving the community ages 2 1/2—6 years “ Love, Learn, Laugh ”
Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com
Serving the southeast Denver area
with Kevin Weatherby Line camp - Castle Rock Sundays 10 am DC Fairgrounds – Kirk Hall www.savethecowboy.com
worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co
303 798 6387
A place for you
Sunday, June 1st @ 9 a.m. Biff Gore of NBC’s “The Voice”
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Open and Affirming
8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am Sanctuary 10:20 am St. Andrew Wildflower Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am
www.st-andrew-umc.com 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510
Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am
Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey
You are invited to worship with us:
Sundays at 10:00 am
Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)
9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126
Where people are excited about God’s Word.
Serving the Southeast Denver area
Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults
Call or check our website for information on services and social events! www.cbsdenver.org
Meeting Sun at 11am at Northridge Rec Center 8801 S. Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 Phone: 303-910-6017 email: email@example.com
Parker evangelical Presbyterian church Connect – Grow – Serve
8:45 am & 10:30 am 9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org
Congregation Beth Shalom
Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch
An Evangelical Presbyterian Church
“Loving God - Making A Difference”
4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836
First Presbyterian Church of Littleton
Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751
2121 Dad Clark Drive • 720.259.2390 • www.HFCdenver.org
Highlands Church of God
Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life
Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”
www.faithcrco.org 303-688-3476 303 N Ridge Rd Castle Rock, CO
9:00 am Sunday WorShip
(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org
Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am
United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808
The Bahá’í Faith
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study DouglasCountyAssembly@gmail.com 303.947.7540
Community Church of Religious Science Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet
To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email kearhart@ColoradoCommunityMedia.com.
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area clubs Editor’s notE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Political
Misc. Notices Essential Oils, Nature’s Giftsfor Healing and Much More! BLOSSOM, a Lunch with Friends-Lunch & presentation, last Thrs ea mo. $25, May29, 11:30 AM, 1290 Williams St, Denver Must RSVP 303-359-7303 Meetup.com/BlossomLunch
Community Fundraiser Saturday May 10, 2014 Eternal Life Temple 745 South Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80219
11am - 4 pm
Free to the Public!!
Come support a local community and congregation! Bring some non-perishable food for the food drive! Meet local business owners and do some Mother's Day shopping! your ONE STOP shop for finding that special gift for the Mother in your life!
Enter to win a Cash Prize of $100.00!!
Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
FARM & AGRICULTURE Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo
quartered, halves and whole
Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322 schmidtfamilyfarms.com
Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale
$11.00 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744 Franktown
GARAGE & ESTATE SALES ANNUAL WESTBROOK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday May 10th 8am-3pm. 100th & Independence West of Wadsworth, Westminster
2746 So. Newland St., Denver Fri. 5/9, Sat. 5/10 9:30-3:30 Entire house. Kitchenware, Collectibles, linens, furniture, tools, lamps, books, sm. appliances, pics/frames, garden equip/tools Too much to list CASH ONLY Bradbury Ranch
Community Garage Sale
in Parker off of Jordan between Lincoln & Mainstreet. Fri. & Sat. May 16th & 17th 8am-2pm. Mapquest 10925 McClellan Road.
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 375 + Families May 10th 8am-1pm Roxborough Village Littleton, 80125
Health and Beauty
Garage Sales Save the Date! Gigantic Garage Sale in the Pradera Golf
Community Subdivision Fri, May 16th & Sat, May 17th 8am-3pm Numerous homeowners in the Pradera community will be participating in this eventMajor cross streets into Pradera are Bayou Gulch and Parker Road., Parker Call Dotson Skaggs, Kentwood Company, 303-909-9350 for more information.
Health Professional expanding in Denver area seeking 5 wellness focused individuals - enthusiastic collaborative for business partners. Exceptionally fun work, Limitless Income 303-666-6186
at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday at various sites. Contact Ralph Jollensten at 303-663-1286 or e-mail email@example.com. Social discussion meetings are in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Parker and Lone Tree. Visit douglasdemocrats.org and click on calendar for more information.
douglas county Republican Party meets on second Saturday each month. Visit www.dcgop.org or call 303-730-0100. douglas county Republican Women meets at 11 a.m. the third Wednesday each month at the Lone Tree Golf and Hotel. Call Marsha Haeflein at 303-841-4318 or visit www.dcgop.org or www.dcrw.org. douglas county Young Republicans meets the last Monday of the month. Call Brett Olkowski at 303-257-5275 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Garage/Estate Sale 16121 West 12th Avenue Friday & Saturday May 9th & 10th 9am-3pm Lots of Tools, Electronics, Stereo Components, Camping, Boat & Accessories
libErtarian brunch is at 1 p.m. every first Sunday. Call
Larry Hamilton at 720-220-2759.
libErtarian Party of Douglas County business meeting meets from 6:30-8 p.m. every second Friday at the community room in the Castle Rock Safeway. Call Larry Hamilton at 720220-2759 or visit www.freedouglas.org.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RUMMAGE SALE is back for the 12th year. May 15th, 16th & 17th 7am-6pm on Thursday & Friday and 7am-12noon on Saturday. This is a huge sale with large value items. Come see what we have. Location of sale St. Mark's Parish Center. 3141 W. 96th Ave. Westminster. just off Federal Blvd. parish center behind church on the north side. All profits are donated to charity. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE & HUGE FURNITURE SALE AT SHEPHERD OF LOVE Over 90 pcs of furniture incl many professionally & beautifully refinished. We have clothes for all ages, toys, tools, household & kitchen items, décor, books, craft supplies & home-baked goods. Our BBQ lunch with upgraded 1/3-lb. burgers, brats & hot dogs begins at 11am (prices will be posted). Located at 13550 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield (136th & Lowell). Thu-Fri, May 15th-16th 8am-6pm & Sat, May 17th 8am-3pm. NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 9th 8am-4pm and Saturday May 10th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233
TRANSPORTATION Autos for Sale
1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief 4x4 360 Engine, Less than 82,000 original miles New tires, new tint, new CD player and speakers, Great Condition, $9800 (805)310-4565 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 61,000 miles, very clean, silver, $9800 (303)926-9645 FOR SALE - 1997 Lincoln Towncar - 75,000 miles, leather interior, power everything, sun roof - wellmaintained - great condition $6000 - call 970-356-5608
Vendor Trunk Craft Show Saturday May 10 from 10-2 Vogel Auto & Diesel Lot 720 Jerry Street Last minute Mother's Day gifts. Raffle prices and freebies. Handmade items by local artisans and more!!!
Estate Sales ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING Moving Sale May 9&10 8am-12 7180 Fox Ct, Larkspur, Perry Park You Need it, We Have it. 440 Btl Wine Cooler,Bose Lifestyle System, Beer Refrig,Freezer, Clothing,Furs,Household/Kitchen Items,Furniture,Tools,Lawn, Workshop Items,Collectibles Parker
May 9th & 10th 9am-3pm 21514 Needles Lane Parker 80138 Living Room & Bedroom Furniture, Antiques, China, Crystal, misc
True muscle car needs new home for someone to enjoy. 1966 Chevelle SS 396/360HP 4 speed car. Red/Red 90% Original. 303220-1371
Motorcycles/ATV’s 2010 Honda VT 1300 Interstate Royal Blue, Fuel Injected, Windshield and Hard Leather Bags, Highway Bars and Foot boards, 1800 Original Miles, Factory Maintenance Manual $8400 (303)995-9549
Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks
Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition
Italian Furniture. Teak Wood Adam and Eve table. Leather Setee set. The price per each is $1000.00. Please call 303-269-5141.
DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to www.developmentaldisabled.org Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 14 years of service
SUMMERTIME MEANS GARAGE SALE TIME! 8 lines in 18 papers
douglas county Democrats executive committee meets
ProfEssional amErican businEss Women’s Association Top of the Rock-
ies Chapter of Douglas County meets every third Tuesday. New members are welcome. Call Bev Phillips at 303-841-2080 or visit www.abwa.org.
thE aauW (American Association of University Women) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. The Douglas County Branch presents scholarships via an annual application process to two or three Douglas County women who are enrolled in college. At the recommendation of their teachers, the DC Branch also gives a cash award to three or four senior girls planning to go to college. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, usually at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Program details can be found at aauwdouglascountyco.org. For more information contact Dianne Bailey at 303-805-2380 or email@example.com. bni castlE Rock Business Leaders chapter meets from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd. Call 303-993-9973 with any questions or visit www.BNIColorado.com. castlE rock Writers Workshop Group is an encouraging place to share ideas and manuscripts with other writers from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Contact Alice at 303521-8615 or Tania at 850-259-8642. douglas-ElbErt county Music Teachers’ Association meets at 9 a.m. every first Thursday at Parker Bible Church, between Jordan and Chambers on Main Street. All area music teachers are welcome. Call Lucie Washburn, 303-814-3479. littlEton lEtiP meets from 7:16-8:31 a.m. every Tuesday for breakfast at Luciles, 2852 W. Bowles Ave., to exchange qualified business leads. Call Bob Hier at 303-660-6426 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. rEcrEation bicyclE douglas County is a bicycle advocacy group working to promote safe and fun cycling in Douglas County through education, awareness and collaboration. Our vision is Douglas County will become one of the safest places to ride a bicycle for transportation and recreation. We utilize monthly e-news to share information about planning efforts, improvements, and opportunities for volunteers. Contact Judy at 303-470-8431 or email@example.com. Visit www.bicycledouglascounty.org. backgammon club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Forever Yours Studio, 504 N. Perry, Castle Rock. Call Terry Johnson at 303-814-0140. castlE rock Bridge Club plays a friendly ACBL-sanctioned duplicate game at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. For more information, a schedule of games and lessons, or directions to the Lowell Ranch 4H location at 2330 South I-25 East Frontage Road, go the website at castlerockbridge.com. For assistance in finding a bridge partner, call Georgiana Butler at 303-810-8504. Visit www.castlerockbridge.com. castlE rock Local History Museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Located at 420 Elbert St. Call 303-814-3164 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.castlerockmuseum.org castlE rock Historical Society presents a historical presentation on the second Thursday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation is at 7 p.m. The society also offers walking and biking tours at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. Meet at the Courtyard by Siena. Free bike rentals offered at castlerockfreecycle.com. Tours are free. Visit castlerockhistoricalsociety.org castlE rock Orchestra is a fun, stress-free community orchestra open to all adults. Rehearsals are Sundays from 2-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock, 1200 South St. Visit castlerockorchestra.org or call 303-408-0980. Requesting more string players. castlE rock Quilt Club meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at The Canyon Community Church, 4825 N. Crowfoot Valley Road, Castle Rock. All persons interested in
quilting are encouraged to attend. Visit www.crqc.org for more information. You can also call 303-663-9317 if you have any questions.
castlE PinEs Table Tennis Club is a group of men playing competitive table tennis in a member’s basement. We play every two weeks on a weekday evening for two hours and typically play doubles so more members can participate. Very informal, no dues. If interested, contact Joe at email@example.com. christian litEraturE Book Club. Join a group of adults and teens who are interested in reading and discussing Christian literature. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. For further information, contact Jane Smith at 303-688-7712 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org chErokEE ranch and Castle Foundation offers photography hikes, afternoon tea times, naturalist talks and castle tours. The castle also can be rented for special events. Call 303-688-5555 ext. 11 during business hours. cyclE club meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays in the parking lot of Southeast Christian Church. Tour the streets of Parker, Elizabeth and Castle Rock. Call John at 720-842-5520. dulcimEr club and Acoustic Slow Jam of Castle Rock meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Philip S. Miller Library. Beginners will play during the first hour. Some dulcimers to loan. Music/tab provided. No fees/just fun. Contact Jesse at 303-688-9199 or email@example.com. grEatEr castlE Rock Art Guild is open to all, and meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 314 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Workshops and classes are available to members and non-members of all ages and skill levels. Visit www.gcrag. com for information. high PrairiE Bee Club invites anyone interested in keeping or encouraging honey bees to join our new group. The High Prairie Bee Club will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the South Metro Fire Station No. 43 on North Pinery Parkway. All levels of interest and bee-keeping experience are welcome. For details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org mEadoWs ladiEs Golf League invites new members for the 2012 golf season. Join the Meadows Ladies Golf 9-hole League this spring and have a scheduled time to play through the summer with our friendly, fun loving group of ladies. All ability levels welcome. We play on Tuesday mornings at the Meadows Golf Course located off Simms Street in Littleton. Early tee times are available for working women and later times for others. Membership is $80 per year for new members, which includes the Golf Handicap and Information Network fees. Contact Linda Swain at 303-798-4424, or email@example.com or Sherry Assmus at 303-972-4201, firstname.lastname@example.org for information. PrayEr shaWl Group of Castle Rock meets at various times. Contact Sandy at email@example.com for information on upcoming meetings. rEad it, See It Book Club. Read the books that have become major motion pictures. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. For further information, contact Jane Smith at 303-6887712 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org sErvicE modErn WoodmEn Youth Service Club has monthly activities and participates in volunteer projects that benefit our community. Participating children undertake countless educational, service and beautification projects for the betterment of our local community. Contact Shane Bauman at 303-548-4810 or email Shane.Bauman@mwarep.org. ridgElinE WranglErs trail maintenance group meets one Saturday a month to help maintain and improve the soft surface trails at Ridgeline Open Space in the Meadows. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the trailhead parking lot off of Coachline Road. Outings are completed by 11:30 a.m. Outings are scheduled for Saturdays April 12, May 10, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25. The June outing will be in celebration of National Trails Day with a Community Work Day at Memmen Ridge Open Space at from 8:30 a.m. to noon). Contact Lisa Sorbo at 303-814-7456 or email@example.com. sky cliff Adult Day Services operates from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 4600 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock. Call director Shawn Littell at 303-814-2863. WomEn’s crisis and Family Outreach Center groups offer help for people affected by domestic violence. Call 303-6888484 social thE aarP Douglas County Chapter meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 N. Woodlands Blvd. aWana club at Creekside Bible Church meets from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at 2180 S. I-25, Castle Rock. Call 303-688-3745. aWana club at Sedalia Elementary meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Sedalia Elementary for kindergarten to sixth grade. Call Phil Smith at 303-688-9638. bEta sigma Phi, Preceptor Gamma Theta Chapter, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays in members’ homes. Contact Sandy Pearl at 720-851-0482 for info. brEakfast club Singles 50 plus meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the third Saturday each month at Bear Dance Country Club, 6630 Bear Dance Road, Larkspur. Make reservations or find information by calling 303-814-8428. Leave a name and number and you will receive a call back. Clubs continues on Page 26
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Huskies edged in lacrosse finale Littleton slips past County in overtime By Tom Munds
firstname.lastname@example.org Desire to win and team pride created a playoff-like atmosphere May 1 as Littleton won a competitive boys lacrosse matchup 1413 in overtime. Both teams came into the game with 5-7 overall records and no postseason hopes, but each played with intensity from the opening faceoff until the overtime goal that decided the game. “It was an exciting and fun lacrosse game,” said Douglas County coach Greg Murray. “Both teams definitely wanted to win. The game went back and forth and both goalies made some amazing saves. This probably was the best we have played all season.” Littleton coach Brad Todd had similar sentiments in regard to his team. “This was a battle of two evenly matched teams. Both teams wanted to win this one,” he said. “Today was our last home game so we honored our seniors and winning this game today gives them a great lacrosse memory of their high school days.” The action began quickly as Littleton scored a pair of goals but the score was tied 2-2 halfway through the first period. Plays drew cheers from fans and teammates as Lion and Huskie players battled for possession of every ball. Often the battles were very physical. Players from both teams used checks to push the opponent away from the ball and the clashes often sent one or more players to the turf. Littleton held a 6-3 advantage at the end of the first period but the Huskies battled back and the Lions advantage was only 7-5 at halftime. Douglas County scored the first two goals of the third period to tie the score at 7-7. The tempo picked up and the game became a seesaw battle. One team would score and, almost immediately, the other team would take possession of the ball, mount an attack and tie the score. Littleton held a 10-9 edge going into the final period and the score was tied 12-12 with four minutes remaining on the clock. Douglas County’s Stephan Wade scored to give the Huskies a 13-12 advantage but, with 2:33 left,
Douglas County’s Josh Miller (34) works to get away from a Littleton defender so he can put a shot on goal during the May 1 Continental League lacrosse game. Miller scored four goals for the Huskies but Littleton got the 14-13 win in overtime. Photos by Tom Munds Joe Timm scored on an assist from Josh Barrow to tie the score at 13. Goalies and defenders turned back threats from both sides and regulation ended tied 1313 as the two teams prepared for overtime. With 1:24 left in the four-minute overtime period, Donovan Crabtree broke inside and scored the winning goal for Littleton. “My teammate and I broke in toward the goal, the defender went in after him, he got the ball and I took the shot … and it went in,” the sophomore said afterward. “It is a great feeling to get this one for our seniors.”
BOYS State LaCROSSe pLaYOffS While Douglas County High School missed the playoffs this year, both Castle View and Rock Canyon made the field of 16. Castle View (8-7) was awarded the No. 13 seed and was scheduled to open the postseason May 8 at No. 4 Kent Denver (10-4). Rock Canyon (10-5), seeded No. 8, was scheduled to host No. 9 Palmer (11-4) May 8 in the opening round. Other opening-round Class 5A matchups scheduled for May 8, featuring area teams include: No. 1 Cherry Creek (12-8) vs.
No. 16 Denver East (7-8); No. 11 Highlands Ranch (11-4) at No. 6 Arapahoe (10-5); No. 15 Chaparral (9-6) at No. 2 Regis Jesuit (14-1); and No. 3 Mountain Vista (13-2) vs. No. 14 Heritage (8-7). All four quarterfinal games are slated for May 10 at Regis, while semifinal games will be played May 14 at All-City Stadium. The finals are scheduled for May 17 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Douglas County’s Mikey Blais (3) manages to keep possession of the ball as he hits the turf, despite the efforts of Littleton defenders including Will Gast (14) during the May 1 Continental League lacrosse game. The game was tied at 13 at the end of the fourth quarter and Littleton won 14-13 in overtime.
Sabercats’ season ends in 1-1 draw Tie with ThunderRidge costs Castle View postseason appearance By Jim Benton
email@example.com It was a game that in many ways resembled a state playoff contest, close with just a handful of good scoring chances. ThunderRidge and Castle View ended the Continental League season with a 1-1 draw May 2 in the Colorado Rapids High School Classic played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Sophomore Julie Mackin, the league’s scoring leader with 13 goals and 32 points, took a pass from Kim Bourelle, raced down the left side and around defenders to score first to give the Sabercats a 1-0 lead with 19 minutes to play in the first half. ThunderRidge’s Kaley Tucker, off an as-
sist from Riley Welch, scored from 16 yards out before halftime to tie the match. Each team had a couple scoring chances but nothing materialized for either in the second half or the two 10-minute overtimes. ThunderRidge could have used a win to improve their seeding in the Class 5A state playoffs, while Castle View could have used a win just to get in. “It was a good match,” said Castle View coach Perry Glantz. “A tie was probably a fitting end. The bigger field showed at the end. A lot of players were out of gas. It was a great season. … The ball just didn’t bounce our way.” Castle View, which finished the season at 7-5-2, did have some nice showings on the year, including wins over playoff teams Douglas County and Valor Christian and a tie with No. 3 Mountain Vista. The Sabercats’ 3-5-2 league mark kept them out of the postseason however. The Grizzlies (8-5-2) were awarded a No. 21 seed in Class 5A and were scheduled to
open the playoffs at No. 12 Legacy (11-3-1) on May 6. “The tie hurt us,” said ThunderRidge coach Chris Smith. “We needed a win. Instead of a top 10 seed we wound up lower. A lot of the game against Castle View (the issue) was the bigger field, but we played well.” The Grizzlies honored ThunderRidge teacher Alicia Coski, who is inflicted with cancer, in a special halftime ceremony.
Postseason schedule Unbeaten Fossil Ridge was awarded the top seed in the Class 5A playoffs. Rock Canyon (14-1-0) was the No. 2 seed and was scheduled to host No. 31 Prairie View (9-6-0) May 6. Defending champion Mountain Vista (12-1-2) earned the No. 3 seed and was slated to entertain No. 30 Denver East (8-7-0) in the opening round, also on May 6. Other first round 5A games scheduled for May 6 included: No. 29 Highlands Ranch
(6-9-0) at No. 5 Fairview (13-2-0), No. 28 Douglas County (9-5-1) at No. 13 Standley Lake (12-3-0), No. 27 Rocky Mountain (67-2) at No. 6 Arapahoe (11-3-1) and No. 26 Heritage (7-8-0) at No. 7 Cherry Creek (114-0). First round games in the Class 4A playoffs scheduled for May 7 included: No. 20 Pueblo West (11-4-0) at No. 13 Valor Christian (9-6-0), No. 16 Ponderosa (8-6-1) vs. No. 17 Durango (7-4-2) and No. 19 Englewood (13-0-1) at No. 14 Silver Creek (10-32). Second round Class 5A games are scheduled for May 9 with the quarterfinals set for May 13. The semifinals will be May 17 at Englewood High School with the state championship game set for May 21 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Class 4A playoffs will continue May 10 and 14. Semifinal matches will be May 17 at Sports Authority Stadium with the finals set for May 21 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
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May 8, 2014
State tennis pairings set
Cutthroats duel with reigning champs
Denver’s ‘other’ hockey team in President’s Cup Finals By Daniel Williams
Despite losing their best player, A.J. Gale, to injury, the Cutthroats’ crowd tried to lift their team May 3 at the Denver Coliseum. The Cutthroats were beat 5-4 in overtime. Photos by Daniel Williams
Colorado’s hockey team is playing for the championship. No, not those guys, the Denver Cutthroats, who are right in the middle of the President’s Cup Finals against the reigning champion Allen Americans. After the Cutthroats and the Americans split the first two games of the Central Hockey League series at the Denver Coliseum, the action was bound for Texas where the teams will play games 3, 4 and 5. (Results of games in Texas were not available before press time.) If necessary, game 6 and game 7 will be played back in Denver, and considering how the series opened with had two dramatic games — one with a spectacular individual effort and the next with a double overtime finish — it could go the distance. Game 1 of the series featured an outstanding performance from A.J. Gale, who scored a Finals’ record four goals, helping the Avalanche minor league affiliates hold off the Americans (Dallas Stars organization) for a 5-4 victory May 2 at the Denver Coliseum.
Denver took a 3-0 lead early in the second period before Allen managed to tie the game up 3-3. Gale then scored two third-period goals, and the Cutthroats were able to hold off the Americans. Game 2 was a different story, as Allen beat Denver 5-4 in overtime at the Coliseum. The Americans were the ones in front early in Game 2, up 2 goals to none. But the Cutthroats, without Gale, came charging back to take a 3-2 lead. Gale, who not only had four goals in Game 1, but seven in his previous two games, was injured early in the action and never returned. Gale was checked into the boards in the first period and needed to be helped off the ice. Head coach Derek Armstrong said Gale sustained a lower body injury and was hospitalized. No penalty was called on the hit, but give credit to the Cutthroats for finding a way to force overtime at 4-4. The Americans cashed in just two minutes into the second overtime
Denver forward Troy Schwab waits for the puck to drop during the May 3 playoff game against Allen. when Allen forward Jamie Schaafsma beat Denver goalie Kent Patterson with a beautiful shot up top. With the series tied 1-1, Allen will host the next three games under the league’s 2-3-2 playoff system with Game 3 scheduled for May 7.
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The following players from south metro schools have qualified for the Class 5A and 4A state tennis tournaments. Both tournaments will be played May 8-10, with the 5A tourney taking place at Gates Tennis Center in Denver and the 4A tourney being played at Pueblo City Park in Pueblo. No. 1 singles: Gloria Son, Cherry Creek; Tate Schroder, Arapahoe; Amy Zhong, Mountain Vista; Lauren Lindell, Ponderosa; Clara Larson, Douglas County. No. 2 singles: Julie Mannino, Cherry Creek; MacKenzie Jones, Arapahoe; Kendra Lavallee, Mountain Vista; Brittany Glantz, Ponderosa; Sara Leovic, Littleton; McKinsey Stark, Castle View. No. 3 singles: Maddie Roberts, Cherry Creek; Lela Krebsbach, Mountain Vista; Claire Cox, Ponderosa; Anna Frazier, Chaparral; Paula Pulido, Highlands Ranch; Natalie Borchelt, Arapahoe. No. 1 doubles: Mia Hoover-Rachael Scheper, Cherry Creek; Abby Cruz-Natalie Sloboth, Arapahoe; Mollie Gopsill-Ginny Hancock, Heritage; Brooke Jacks-Nicole Eiten, Highlands Ranch; Jordan Wade-Tyla Stewart, Mountain Vista; Lauren Bredar-Lauren Sehgal, Littleton; Natasha Williams-Haley Hildenbrand, Legend; Emma HoganTaylor Rusk, ThunderRidge; Lauren Sehgal-Lauren Bredar, Littleton; Ally Orcett-Savannah Heebner, Castle View. No. 2 doubles: Jessi Murphy-Hannah Fernley, Cherry Creek; Sarah Shortfall-Allison Snyder, Arapahoe; Katy Cohen-Meccah Jackson, Heritage; Jenna Lowe-Sydney Foster, Ponderosa; Rachel Pearson-Maddie Hicks, Littleton No. 3 doubles: Sarah Grace Walker-Phoebe Mackenzie, Cherry Creek; Bridget O’Brien-Laura Wilms, Arapahoe; Caitlin Jackson-Erin Myers, Heritage; Mari Dudek-Maddie Eccher, Mountain Vista; Alyssa Lowe-Taylor Saunders, Ponderosa No. 4 doubles: Kara Lee-Jessica Diamond, Cherry Creek; Natalie Betts-Bria Busta, Arapahoe; Amy Zhong-Hannah Smith, Mountain Vista; Erin Daniel-Jaclyn Bodwin, Rock Canyon; Kendall Jackson-Peyton Pendleton, Heritage; Hannah RossingPaula Malprichet, Chaparral.
SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF ApRil 28, 2014
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) You might be tempted to be more assertive when dealing with a job-related matter. But a carefully measured approach works best at getting the cooperation you’re looking for. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) While others urge you to act now, you instinctively recognize that a move at this time is not in your best interests. You should know when to do so by week’s end. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) A busy schedule keeps you on the move for much of the week. But things ease up by the time the weekend arrives, allowing you to reconnect with family and friends.
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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Travel dominates the week, and despite some delays in getting to where you want to go, the overall experience should prove to be a positive one in many ways. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Your leonine self-confidence comes roaring back after a brief period of doubt and helps you get through a week of demanding challenges and ultimately emerge triumphant. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Virgos who have made a major commitment -- personal or professional -should be able to tap into a renewed reservoir of selfconfidence to help them follow through. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) You soon could receive news from a surprising source that could cause you to change your mind about how you had planned to deal with an ongoing job-related problem. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) A surprise move of support from a colleague who has never been part of your circle of admirers helps influence others to take a new look at what you’ve put on the table. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) While a bold decision to take an “i know what i’m doing” approach impresses some colleagues, it also raises the risk of causing resentment among others. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) A misunderstanding ‘twixt you and a friend might not be your fault at all, despite what he or she suggests. Talk it out to see at what point the confusion might have started. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Getting into a community operation fulfills the Aquarian’s need to help people. it also can lead to new contacts that might one day help you with a project. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) A minor problem could delay the start of a long-anticipated trip for two. Use the time to recheck your travel plans. You might find a better way to get where you’re going. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a dedicated romantic who seeks both excitement and stability in your relationships. © 2014 King Features Synd., inc.
24 The News-Press
89 DEGREES 59'53" WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 19, 735.63 FEET; THENCE NORTH 20 DEGREE 34'43" WEST, 469.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED, THENCE CONTINUE ON THE LAST MENTIONED COURSE NORTH 20 DEGREES 34'43" WEST, 420.66 FEET; THENCE NORTH 84DEGREES 04' 43" EAST, 3388.62 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CENTERLINE OF COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY NO. 105 (WITH THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES ALONG SAID CENTERLINE (1) THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREE 32'33" EAST, 129.21 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT (2) SAID CURVE HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 20'02", A RADIUS OF 3100.00 FEET FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 505.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 46'50" WEST 3387.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, EXCEPT A 30.00 FEET WIDE RIGHT OF WAY FOR COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY NO. 105, SAID EXCEPTION BEING ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF TRACT G, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 12827 S Perry Park Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118
Trust, plus attorneys’ 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. First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/26/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KAREN J RADAKOVICH Colorado Registration #: 11649 4750 TABLE MESA DRIVE, BOULDER, COLORADO 80305-5575 Phone #: (303) 494-3000 Fax #: (303) 464-6309 Attorney File #: 7192-2040 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0104 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/12/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MARCUS T STRICKLER AND ANGELA V STRICKLER Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/13/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/10/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005075332 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $250,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $250,000.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 10, BLOCK 2, DIAMOND RIDGE ESTATES FILING ONE, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1099 Annabar Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80108 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 14-00458 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No. 2014-0104 First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Larkspur AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0636 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/9/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: STEVE VICKERS AND TERRYANN VICKERS Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/8/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 10/19/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009080314 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $417,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $346,819.59 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: The land referred to in Schedule A is situated in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado and is described as follows: ALL THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, AND STATE OF COLORADO, TO WIT: TRACT G: A TRACT OF LAND IN THE WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 17 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 67 WEST ON THE 6TH P.M., COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59'53" WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 19, 735.63 FEET; THENCE NORTH 20 DEGREE 34'43" WEST, 469.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED, THENCE CONTINUE ON THE LAST MENTIONED COURSE NORTH 20 DEGREES 34'43" WEST, 420.66 FEET; THENCE NORTH 84DEGREES 04' 43" EAST, 3388.62 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CENTERLINE OF COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY NO. 105 (WITH THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES ALONG SAID CENTERLINE (1) THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREE 32'33" EAST, 129.21 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT (2) SAID CURVE HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 20'02", A RADIUS OF 3100.00 FEET FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 505.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 46'50" WEST 3387.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, EXCEPT A 30.00 FEET WIDE RIGHT OF WAY FOR COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY NO. 105, SAID EXCEPTION BEING ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF TRACT G, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF
NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9105.06135 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0636 First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Sedalia NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0694 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/31/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: HUBERT A DEYOE AND GLENNA DEYOE Original Beneficiary: NEW HORIZONS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: SECURITY SERVICE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/25/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/2/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006009281 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $244,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $218,601.84 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: That part of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Section 22, Township 8 South, Range 68 West of the 6th P.M., described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of said Section 22, whence the Northeast corner of said Section 22 bears Easterly along said North line, a distance of 1,980 feet; thence South 89°13' West, along the North line of said Section 22, a distance of 694 feet; thence South 644.4 feet to a point on the center line of a 60 foot County Road (Jackson Creek Road); thence North 86°15' East, a distance of 695 feet, along said center line to a point which bears South 0°36' East, a distance of 608.6 feet from the Point of Beginning; thence North 0°36' West, a distance of 608.6 feet to the Point of Beginning, Except any part thereof described in instruments recorded June 10, 1957 in Book 121 at Page 158; February 7, 1966 in Book 168 at Page 82 and March 9, 1971 in Book 216 at Page 161, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 5325 W Jackson Creek Road, Sedalia, CO 80135 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/1/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 3850.00658 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0694 First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0077
and assigns therein, for the purpose of
paying the indebtedness provided in said 24-Color Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of
Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0077 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/18/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DAVID J FAGANEL Original Beneficiary: CCO MORTGAGE CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: RBS CITIZENS, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/17/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/24/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005079811 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $660,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $660,000.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 5155A IN CASTLE PINES VILLAGE FILING NO. 32-J 1ST AMENDMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 5155 Leduc Lane , Castle Rock, CO 80108 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/19/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 11-05117R *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0077 First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0079 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/20/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: FRANCISCO ORTIZ AND YOLANDA ORTIZ Original Beneficiary: THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER FINANCE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/23/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 7/10/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006058273 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $229,600.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $221,401.89 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: based on a default in payment required by the Deed of Trust THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 20, BLOCK 17, THE MEADOWS FILING NO. 11- PARCEL 6, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 4040 Miners Candle Place, Castle Rock, CO 80109 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/26/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KAREN J RADAKOVICH Colorado Registration #: 11649 4750 TABLE MESA DRIVE, BOULDER, COLORADO 80305-5575 Phone #: (303) 494-3000 Fax #: (303) 464-6309 Attorney File #: 7192-2040 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2014-0079 First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0083 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/26/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ROSA HILL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST MAGNUS FINANCIAL CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE (CWALT 2005-54CB) Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/16/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/26/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005080913 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $252,700.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $250,697.80 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 2, BLOCK 3, THE MEADOWS FILING NO. 11, PARCEL NO. 3, TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 4324 Timber Hollow Loop, Castle Rock, CO 80109 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/24/2014 Last Publication: 5/22/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/26/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.08752 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0083 First Publication: 4/24/2014 Last Publication: 5/22/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Larkspur NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0081 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/4/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: PREO (PERRY PARK) LLC, A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Original Beneficiary: PAULS REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES (2009), L.P., A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: IRONWOOD CAPITAL, LLC, A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/30/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 10/2/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009076776 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $3,468,688.34 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $1,267,672.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to make timely payments required under said Deed of Trust and the Evidence of Debt secured thereby. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: EXHIBIT 'A' A tract of land situated in the North 1/2 of Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 68 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Douglas County, Colorado, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 23; thence North 65°06'00" West, a distance of 1,668.67 feet to the true point of beginning; thence South 88°06'31" West, a distance of 1,268.74 feet to the East line of Echo Hills Club Road; thence North 32°45'00" West along said East line, a distance of 398.29 feet to a point of curve; thence along said East line along the arc of a curve to the right, a distance of 99.19 feet said curve has a radius of 1,970.00 feet and a central angle of 2°53'05", to the South boundary of Echo Village Filing No. 1; thence North 88°14'07" East along said South boundary, a distance of 220.00 feet; thence South 1°45'53" East along said South boundary, a distance of 20.00 feet; thence North 88° 14'07" East along said boundary, a distance of 220.00 feet; thence North 1°45'53" West along said South boundary, a distance of 20.00 feet; thence North 88°14'07" East along said South
the deed of trust have been violated as EXHIBIT 'A' A tract of land situated in the follows: Failure to pay principal and inNorth 1/2 of Section 23, Township 9 terest when due together with all other South, Range 68 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Douglas County, Colorado, payments provided for in the Evidence of more particularly described as follows: Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and Commencing at the East 1/4 corner of other violations of the terms thereof. said Section 23; thence North 65°06'00" THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE West, a distance of 1,668.67 feet to the A FIRST LIEN. true point of beginning; thence South The property described herein is all of the 88°06'31" West, a distance of 1,268.74 property encumbered by the lien of the feet to the East line of Echo Hills Club deed of trust. Road; thence North 32°45'00" West along Legal Description of Real Property: said East line, a distance of 398.29 feet to LOT 3, BLOCK 3, CASTLE PINES a point of curve; thence along said East NORTH FILING NO. 6, COUNTY OF line along the arc of a curve to the right, a DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. distance of 99.19 feet said curve has a raWhich has the address of: 7407 Shoreham Drive , Castle Rock, CO 80104 dius of 1,970.00 feet and a central angle advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 of 2°53'05", To to the South boundary of NOTICE OF SALE Echo Village Filing No. 1; thence North 88°14'07" East along said South boundThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt ary, a distance of 220.00 feet; thence secured by the Deed of Trust described South 1°45'53" East along said South herein, has filed written election and deboundary, a distance of 20.00 feet; thence mand for sale as provided by law and in North 88° 14'07" East along said boundsaid Deed of Trust. ary, a distance of 220.00 feet; thence THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given North 1°45'53" West along said South that on the first possible sale date (unless boundary, a distance of 20.00 feet; thence the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedNorth 88°14'07" East along said South nesday, June 18, 2014, at the Public boundary, a distance of 980.44 feet; Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle thence South 15°17'40" East, a distance Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucof 437.06 feet to the Point of Beginning, tion to the highest and best bidder for County of Douglas, State of Colorado. A cash, the said real property and all inportion of the above legal is now known terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs as: Units 15, 16, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and and assigns therein, for the purpose of 48, Echo Village Multi-Family Retreat in Perry Park Preo (Perry Park) Common Inpaying the indebtedness provided in said terest Community Plat, according to the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Declaration thereof recorded April 27, Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses 2010 at Reception No. 2010025734, in the of sale and other items allowed by law, records of the office of the Clerk and Reand will deliver to the purchaser a Certificcorder of the County of Douglas, State of ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Colorado, as amended from time to time, First Publication: 4/24/2014 and according to the Echo Village MultiLast Publication: 5/22/2014 Family Retreat in Perry Park Preo (Perry Publisher: Douglas County News Press Park) Common Interest Community Plats Dated: 2/26/2014 recorded April 27, 2010 at Reception No. ROBERT J. HUSSON 2010025744, recorded April 27, 2010 at DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee Reception No. 2010025745, recorded The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the April 27, 2010 at Reception No. legal holder of the indebtedness is: 2010025746, recorded October 19, 2010 JENNIFER H TRACHTE at Reception No. 2010068657, and recorColorado Registration #: 40391 ded May 30, 2012 at Reception No. 1199 BANNOCK STREET , 2012038836, in the records of the office of DENVER, COLORADO 80204 the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Douglas, State of Colorado EXCEPTING Fax #: (303) 813-1107 THEREFROM the following: Unit 15, by Attorney File #: 1057.100015.F01 virtue of Partial Release of Deed of Trust *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE recorded July 13, 2010 at Reception No. SALE DATES on the Public Trustee web2010042812; Unit 16, by virtue of Partial site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustRelease of Deed of Trust recorded Februee/ ary 15, 2011 at Reception No. 2011011071; Unit 43, by virtue of Partial Legal Notice No.: 2014-0084 Release of Deed of Trust recorded April 5, First Publication: 4/24/2014 2011 at Reception No. 2011021999; Unit Last Publication: 5/22/2014 44, by virtue of Partial Release of Deed of Publisher: Douglas County News Press Trust recorded November 5, 2010 at Reception No. 2010076575; Unit 45, by virtue of Partial Release of Deed of Trust rePUBLIC NOTICE corded September 24, 2012 at Reception No. 2012071233; Unit 47, by virtue of ParSedalia tial Release of Deed of Trust recorded NOTICE OF SALE May 25, 2010 at Reception No. Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0088 2010031380; Unit 48, by virtue of Partial Release of Deed of Trust recorded May To Whom It May Concern: On 2/26/2014 25, 2010 at Reception No. 2010031381; the undersigned Public Trustee caused and Unit 46, by virtue of Partial Release of the Notice of Election and Demand relatDeed of Trust recorded January 14, 2014 ing to the Deed of Trust described below at Reception No. 2014002200. Together to be recorded in Douglas County. with all existing or subsequently erected or Original Grantor: ANDRE SHAKOM AND affixed buildings, improvements and fixDAWN SHAKOM tures; all easements, rights of way, and Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECappurtenances; all water, water rights and TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, ditch rights (including stock in utilities with INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE ditch or irrigation rights); and all other FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER rights, royalties, and profits relating to the Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: real property, including without limitation GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and simDate of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/27/2006 ilar matters, located in the above deRecording Date of DOT: 10/30/2006 scribed property. Reception No. of DOT: 2006093261 Which has the address of: Vacant Land, DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Larkspur, CO 80118 Original Principal Amount of Evidence of The Deed of Trust was modified by a docDebt: $72,000.00 ument recorded in Douglas County on Outstanding Principal Amount as of the 12/23/2013, Reception number date hereof: $73,845.33 2013097697. Reason modified and any Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you other modifications: Legal Description. are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as NOTICE OF SALE follows: Failure to pay principal and inThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt terest when due together with all other secured by the Deed of Trust described payments provided for in the Evidence of herein, has filed written election and deDebt secured by the Deed of Trust and mand for sale as provided by law and in other violations of the terms said Deed of Trust. thereof.***LOAN MODIFICATION THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given AGREEMENT MADE ON FEBRUARY 4, that on the first possible sale date (unless 2010 the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE nesday, June 25, 2014, at the Public A FIRST LIEN. Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle The property described herein is all of the Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucproperty encumbered by the lien of the tion to the highest and best bidder for deed of trust. cash, the said real property and all inLegal Description of Real Property: terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs All that part of Sec. 19, T. 8 South, Range and assigns therein, for the purpose of 68 West of the 6th P.M. described as folpaying the indebtedness provided in said lows: Beginning at a point from which the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of SE corner of said Sec. 19, bears South Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses 10°40'59" East, a distance of 1392.19 ft. of sale and other items allowed by law, and the E 1/4 corner of said Sec. 19, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificbears North 10°00'45" East, a distance of ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 1367.00 ft.; thence South 18°22'18" East, First Publication: 5/1/2014 a distance of 150.41 ft.; thence on a curve Last Publication: 5/29/2014 to the right being tangent of the last dePublisher: Douglas County News Press scribed course, having a radius of 85.10 Dated: 3/10/2014 ft., a distance of 57.61 feet; thence South ROBERT J. HUSSON 20°25'00" West, a distance of 10.17 ft.; DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee thence on a curve to the left having a radiThe name, address and telephone numus of 264.63 ft., a distance of 70.92 ft., bers of the attorney(s) representing the thence South 80°00'06" West, a distance legal holder of the indebtedness is: of 180.61 ft., thence North 12°53'07" JUSTIN BURNS West, a distance of 186.93 ft., thence Colorado Registration #: 45427 North 55°54'25" East, a distance of 220.74 270 ST. PAUL STREET SUITE 200, ft.; thence North 71°37'42" East, a disDENVER, COLORADO 80206 tance of 10ft., to the point of beginning. Phone #: Which has the address of: 1687 S Hidden Fax #: Valley Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135 Attorney File #: PREO *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt ee/ secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and deLegal Notice No.: 2014-0081 mand for sale as provided by law and in First Publication: 5/1/2014 said Deed of Trust. Last Publication: 5/29/2014 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given Publisher: Douglas County News Press that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Public PUBLIC NOTICE Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucCastle Rock tion to the highest and best bidder for NOTICE OF SALE cash, the said real property and all inPublic Trustee Sale No. 2014-0084 terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of To Whom It May Concern: On 2/26/2014 paying the indebtedness provided in said the undersigned Public Trustee caused Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of the Notice of Election and Demand relatTrust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses ing to the Deed of Trust described below of sale and other items allowed by law, to be recorded in Douglas County. and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificOriginal Grantor: MARIANNE F MCKINate of Purchase, all as provided by law. NON AND KEVIN J MCKINNON First Publication: 4/24/2014 Original Beneficiary: FIRSTAR BANK, Last Publication: 5/22/2014 N.A. Publisher: Douglas County News Press Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Dated: 2/26/2014 ALLIANT CREDIT UNION ROBERT J. HUSSON Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/29/2001 DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee Recording Date of DOT: 6/6/2001 The name, address and telephone numReception No. of DOT: 01050794 Book bers of the attorney(s) representing the 2055 Page 2032 legal holder of the indebtedness is: DOT Recorded in Douglas County. JOAN OLSON Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Colorado Registration #: 28078 Debt: $178,700.00 1199 BANNOCK STREET , Outstanding Principal Amount as of the DENVER, COLORADO 80204 date hereof: $145,352.29 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you Fax #: (303) 813-1107 are hereby notified that the covenants of Attorney File #: 1159.100048.F01 the deed of trust have been violated as *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE follows: Failure to pay principal and inSALE DATES on the Public Trustee webterest when due together with all other site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustpayments provided for in the Evidence of ee/ Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0088 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE First Publication: 4/24/2014 A FIRST LIEN. Last Publication: 5/22/2014 The property described herein is all of the Publisher: Douglas County News Press property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. PUBLIC NOTICE Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 3, BLOCK 3, CASTLE PINES Castle Rock NORTH FILING NO. 6, COUNTY OF NOTICE OF SALE DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0089 Which has the address of: 7407 Shoreham Drive , Castle Rock, CO 80104 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/26/2014 NOTICE OF SALE the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relatThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt ing to the Deed of Trust described below secured by the Deed of Trust described to be recorded in Douglas County. herein, has filed written election and deOriginal Grantor: JO ANN DICINTIO Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECmand for sale as provided by law and in TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, said Deed of Trust. INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given FOR ASSURITY FINANCIAL SERVICES, that on the first possible sale date (unless LLC the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wed-
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“The goal is always to save lives, then mitigate,” Utterback said. “And we’ve been practicing our asses off.” Elizabeth Fire Chief T.J. Steck, who serves as an incident commander for a multi-agency task force made up of officials from Douglas and Elbert counties, said the drill is just as much about cohesion as it is about training officers and firefighters. “It’s different now. It used to be really important so that responders knew their job, but as we break down our fences and start working with our partners at National Guard, our partners in other counties (and) statewide, we all have to work together,” Steck said. “So it’s become even more important that we can forget about the jurisdictional boundaries and realize that we all need to pitch in on a major incident.” Steck also said that citizen care has climbed
up the list of priorities after the state lost residents in area wildfires and floods. “We have, as an industry, put a much larger emphasis on evacuating and care of our citizens, training them to be part of the solution,” Steck said. Resident David Smukler said he was glad to see the agencies out for the drill, but it dredged up concerns about his own Happy Canyon home. “I’m concerned about it (wildfires). I’ve been here for 40 years and we’ve been lucky so far,” Smukler said, pointing to I-25, which runs near the subdivision. “My big problem is that highway. People flip cigarettes out and who knows what happens from there?” Smukler, who has large pine trees in his front yard, said he thinks Happy Canyon, where he has lived for 40 years, is vulnerable. “Most of the places that burnt last summer were like this,” he said. Another drill occurred at the Douglas County Justice Center in Castle Rock the same day, involving 30 vehicles attempting to reach a des- Elizabeth Fire Chief TJ Steck, serving as an incident commander, goes over plans during a briefing at the Douglas County Fairgrounds as part of an interagency wildfire drill on May 3. Photo by Hannah Garcia ignated location within 90 minutes.
Castle Rock owns water rights dating back to the 1960s and is still largely dependent on non-renewable wells. Castle Rock is positioned over the DenContinued from Page 1 ver Basin Aquifer System and water is drawn from 52 wells throughout the area. barrier to bacteria and other things that get Eight of these wells are in the Dawson into the water. The treatment requirement’s Aquifer (500 - 600 feet deep), 22 wells are in NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE that goPUBLIC into that renewable water are higher the Denver Aquifer (1,200 - 1,300 feet deep), PUBLIC NOTICE Rocksay deep ground water.” Castle Rock than theyCastle are for and 22 are in the Arapahoe Aquifer (1,800 Larkspur NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE Deep ground is more naturally fil-Sale No. 1,900 feet deep). In some parts town, like NOTICE OFof SALE Public Trustee Sale No.water 2014-0089 Public Trustee 2014-0105 Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0098 Founders Village and Castle Oaks, some wells it falls through stone inTo the ground. Totered Whom as It May Concern: On 2/26/2014 Whom It May Concern: On 3/13/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JO ANN DICINTIO Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR ASSURITY FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/25/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 9/2/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005083731 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $104,771.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $91,531.77 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 204, TOGETHER WITH THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE PARKING SPACE BP3-14 AND BP3-15, THE STONECREEK PARK 'B' CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED APRIL 2, 2001 AT RECEPTION NO. 01026607 IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, COLORADO, AND DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR THE STONECREEK PARK 'B' CONDOMINIUMS, RECORDED APRIL 2, 2001 IN BOOK 2000 AT PAGE 469 IN SAID RECORDS, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 532 Oakwood Drive, Unit B204, Castle Rock, CO 80104
NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/24/2014 Last Publication: 5/22/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/26/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 4622.100002.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0089 First Publication: 4/24/2014 Last Publication: 5/22/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0105 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/13/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: EVONNE M LEVY Original Beneficiary: NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORT-
the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: EVONNE M LEVY Original Beneficiary: NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE3 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/29/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 5/5/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005039561 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $119,600.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $115,302.16 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 2-2 (UNIT 22) MOUNTAIN SHADOWS P.U.D. FILING NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED JUNE 25, 1980, RECEPTION NO. 253883 AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN DECLARATION RECORDED MAY 3, 1978 IN BOOK 330 AT PAGE 731, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. ALSO KNOWN AS UNIT 2-2 MOUNTAIN SHADOWS CONDOMINIUM FILING NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED AUGUST 22, 1977 AT RECEPTION NO. 204896 AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN DECLARATION RECORDED MAY 3, 1978 IN BOOK 330 AT PAGE 731, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 22 Mountain Shadows Court, Castle Rock, CO 80104
NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 09-14679R *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0105 First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Larkspur NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0098 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/12/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: GREGORY L JOHNSON, AND HOLLY M JOHNSON Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER
To Whom It May Concern: On 3/12/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: GREGORY L JOHNSON, AND HOLLY M JOHNSON Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/9/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/17/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006013707** DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $568,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $642,687.91 Pursuant to C.R.S. §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 monthly installments due Note Holder. **THIS LOAN HAS BEEN MODIFIED THROUGH A LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 29 , 2009. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 4 BLOCK 1 PERRY PARK FILING NUMBER 6, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 4310 Mohawk Dr, Larkspur, CO 80118-8908
NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of 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 deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: TONI DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 14-910-26189 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0098 First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Allen Hedrick - Bud Turk, President, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd. David P Chambers & Vickey A Chambers - Jane S Meislahn, Secretary, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd - Prestige Properties Ltd
are an additional 400 feet deep. The population of Castle Rock is estimated to reach 100,000 by 2030, and as the population increases, the ability to provide enough clean water for the community will become more and more challenging. Public Notice In addition to the purification facility at Plum Creek, the town NOTICE OF PURCHASE OFhas REALcreated a number TAX LIEN SALE AND OF ofESTATE otherAT legacy water projects with an eye on APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED the future, including the Rueter-Hess Reservoir near Parker. To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described The reservoir eventually will hold 74,000 Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to:
OCCUPANT - Allen Hedrick - Bud Turk, President, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd. David P Chambers & Vickey A Chambers - Jane S Meislahn, Secretary, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd - Prestige Properties Ltd You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 15th day of November 2007 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Allen Hedrick the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 4 BLK 3 MERIBEL VILLAGE 1 0.496 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Allen Hedrick. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2006; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of David P & Vickey A Chambers for said year 2006. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Allen Hedrick at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 7th day of August 2014, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 11th day of April 2014. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 925308 First publication: April 24, 2014 Last publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Gerald P Lucy and Gloria J Walsh - Stephen Bruce Gale - Stuart R Opp and Deidre A Opp You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2009 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Stephen Bruce Gale the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 4 BLK 4 REFILING OF WESTCREEK LAKES FLG 2 1.29 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Stephen Bruce Gale. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2008; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Stuart R Opp & Deidre A Opp for said year 2008. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Stephen Bruce Gale at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 7th day of August 2014, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 11th day of April 2014. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 925307 First publication: April 24, 2014 Last publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Town of Castle Rock, Colorado Date: 30 April 2014 Project Title: Plum Creek Water Purification Facility Contractor: Moltz Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 729, Salida, CO 81201
acre-feet of drinking water for Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines North and other local municipalities. Castle Rock owns 8,000 acrefeet of water storage space, enough to hold all of the water used by 18,000 families in one year. “We’ve worked really hard to make sure that our customers understand the imporPUBLIC NOTICE tance of investing in that infrastructure and NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT those water rights now, so that over the long COUNTY OF DOUGLAS term, we’re obviously inSTATE a much better posiOF COLORADO tion,” Marlowe said. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Town of Castle Rock, Colorado Date: 30 April 2014 Project Title: Plum Creek Water Purification Facility Contractor: Moltz Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 729, Salida, CO 81201 Notice is hereby given that The Town of Castle Rock intends to start processing the Final Payment to the above-named contractor on June 11, 2014, provided no claims are received. Any person or firm having debts against the Contractor must file a proper written notice with Walt Schwarz, Project Manager, Town of Castle Rock, 175 Kellogg Court, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109, on or before June 10, 2014. TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK By: Walt Schwarz Project Manager Legal Notice No.: 925384 First Publication: May 1, 2014 Last Publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING DOUGLAS COUNTY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM’S 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE 2014-2018 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND 2014 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan is a housing and community development strategic plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan identifies the priorities and objectives that guide how the County’s CDBG funds will be allocated over the next five years. It also includes the 2014 Annual Action Plan, which outlines the projects to be funded in the 2014 program year for housing and community development in Douglas County. Funding allocated in the 2014 Annual Action Plan includes approximately $853,273 as the annual entitlement grant, as well as a reallocation amount of $97,472. The 30-day comment period for the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan and 2014 Annual Action Plan is from May 8, 2014 through June 6, 2014. These documents are available online at www.douglas.co.us/cdbg/whats-new / along with a list of locations to access a hard copy of the plans. Share your comments at an open house scheduled for May 29, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms A and B at 100 Third St. in Castle Rock. A public hearing will be held on June 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, in the Commissioners Hearing Room, at the address listed above, to consider the adoption of the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan and 2014 Annual Action Plan. Interpreters or special needs accommodations can be provided with advance notice by contacting Tina Dill, Douglas County Department of Community Development at 303-814-4380. Persons in need of information for the hearing impaired may call the TTY number at 303-663-7791. File #MI2014-001. Legal Notice No.: 925408 First Publication: May 8, 2014 Last Publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on June 7, 2014 final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation for the 2013 Traffic Engineering Pedestrian Projects, Douglas County Project Number TF 2013-024, TF 2013030, TF 2013-039 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid
Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on June 7, 2014 final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation for the 2013 Traffic Engineering Pedestrian Projects, Douglas County Project Number TF 2013-024, TF 2013030, TF 2013-039 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said June 7, 2014 file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Public Works Engineering Director, with a copy to the Project Engineer Amy Branstetter, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104.
Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public Works Engineering Director. Legal Notice No.: 925410 First Publication: May 8, 2014 Last Publication: May 15, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) #021-14 HIPAA SECURITY ASSESSMENT The Department of Information Technology of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for a technical security assessment of IT systems for HIPAA compliance. The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Three (3) hardcopies and a CD/Flash-drive copy of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #021-14, HIPAA Security Assessment”. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 925416 First Publication: May 8, 2014 Last Publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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2014 JEEP CHEROKEE LATITUDE
2014 Jeep Wrangler Starting as low as
MONTH + TAX
MONTH + TAX
Medved Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 1520 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7156. www.MedvedSouth.com
36 MO. 10K/YEAR MSRP $27490 RESIDUAL 55% MUST QUALIFY FOR REBATES CONQUEST LEASE CASH $1000 WAC $3299 DUE AT SIGNING
GUARANTEES the MAXIM PREOWNED SPECIALS UM trade allow ance for your trade ! 2012 Ford Edge $16,999 F3151TA 2013 Dodge Dart $18,999 D6160A 2011 Chevy Malibu $15,999 D6188TB 2011 VW Jetta TDI $19,999 D6255TA
Over 75 to choose from, 2 door and 4 door. We can customize your new Wrangler for you Medved factory trained and certified technicians can add lifts, tires and wheels, rock rails, bumpers, winches Get Yours Today for Best Selection!
ALL MAKES / ALL MODELS
20% OFF ANY REPAIR OR
MAINTENANCE (max savings of $150.00)
(up to 6 qts. of oil. diesel and synthetic extra. Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.)
Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.
• OIL CHANGE • ROTATE • INSPECTION
• DIESEL OIL CHANGE • FUEL FILTER
2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD
$10,000 OFF! STOCK # G3766 UP TO $10,000 OFF DEPENDING ON REBATES QUALIFIED FOR, DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES. MSRP $45,330.00
2014 Chevy Cruze ECO
MONTH + TAX
STK#F2258T MSRP $39120 $6500 REB W/TRADE ASST
STOCK # G3685 THIS IS A 36 MONTH LEASE 10000 MILES PER YEAR WITH ZERO DUE AT SINGING, FOR WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS. DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES.
2014 Chevy Equinox
LEASE MONTH + TAX
STK#F3191 $2000 REBATES + TAXES MSRP $17930
STOCK # G3999 THIS IS A 36 MONTH LEASE WITH 10000 MILES PER YEAR. $3,219.00 DUE AT SINGING AND PAYMENT DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES. FOR WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS.
2014 Buick Verano
MONTH + TAX G3905
STOCK # G3905 THIS IS A 36 MONTH LEASE WITH 10000 MILES PER YEAR AND 1990.00 DUE AT SINGING. PRICE DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES. FOR WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS.
Medved Chevy Buick/GMC 1506 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7114. www.MedvedSouth.com
MONTH + TAX
STK#F3254 MSRP $25745 $2499 DN + TAXES $2000 REBATE 24 MO .25% WAC MUST QUALIFY FOR REBATES
1404 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104
(720) 733-7119. www.MedvedSouth.com
Published on May 7, 2014