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Tensions flare over open-carry Castle Rock Town Council OKs repeal on first reading By Virginia Grantier
firstname.lastname@example.org Most Castle Rock police officers and town employees want town council to keep the ban on open carrying of weapons, as does the town’s public safety commission and some members on other advisory boards — and planning commission members warned they all might resign if the ban were repealed, according to statements taken at the Jan. 21 town council meeting. Also, Mark Stevens, Castle Rock’s town manager, stated in a report that if council repealed the ban that “at a minimum” the council should direct staff to prepare
a new ordinance go online that would prohibit open carry in buildThe second reading ings where employand final approval of the open carry ban ees work, meetings repeal was scheduled are held and the for Jan. 28. Read about public does busiit at www.castlerockness. newspress.net. “It’s an issue of intimidation,” said Millie Bennett, cochair of the town’s public safety commission, which advises town council on police and fire matters. She talked about the concern she would have if an audience member had a rifle at a town meeting. But in the end, after about a five-hour Open-carry continues on Page 11
About 200 people attended Castle Rock City Council’s Jan. 21 hearing on an ordinance to repeal a ban on open carrying of weapons. With the hearing room at capacity, some watched on television in the lobby and others watched from a separate room at town hall. Photo by Virginia Grantier
Wildfire legislation rolled out Key recommendations by governor’s task force absent By Vic Vela
Deidre VanRy, (left) a library employee and Tai Chi teacher, takes students in her kids class at Castle Pines Library through techiques that show them, among other things, how to modulate their emotions. Photo by Virginia Grantier
Chillin’ the children with ‘Chi’ Evening Tai Chi classes for kids teach emotional balance By Virginia Grantier
email@example.com Her six-year-old son is “pretty intense,” and usually has lots of energy, but on a recent Thursday at the Castle Pines Library, she noticed he had noticeably calmed down, said mom Aimee Oldenburg, 36, of Castle Rock. That was after he, Owen Oldenburg, had the opportunity to participate in the library’s weekly Tai Chi Kids — Fun and Focus class. He told the News-Press later he had learned techniques to help him when he gets mad at his sister, and indicated he’d probably be using the technique a lot. Instructor Deidre VanRy, who has prac-
ticed Tai Chi for 16 years, said it has made her stronger, both physically and mentally. She said that in addition to it being a light physical workout that increases balance and physical and mental flexibility, it also teaches how to “modulate emotions by way of the body” — to “rev up” when needed, to calm down when needed. To energize when getting out of bed in the morning, she took her seven students through a particular stretch and positioning that ended with having them do a “belly laugh,” which made them laugh even more and energize more. To calm and focus them for such things as doing homework, she took them through some deep-breathing and balancing techniques. Some were in the form of games. Tai Chi was thought to have been created in the 12th Century. It’s known for its defense techniques, health benefits, and a means to
alleviate stress and anxiety, VanRy said. Cherie Ellingson, a branch program liaison for Douglas County Libraries, is the one who decided that VanRy’s proposal for a kids class was a good fit for the library for a couple of reasons — including that they want more programs for children between the ages of 8 and 13. Ellingson also said martial arts is popular now, and thought it would be fun and educational. Research, she said has shown a positive correlation between practicing Tai Chi and coping with ADHD, and over-stimulation and anxiety. VanRy said a goal for the class is to make it fun, so kids will continue to practice it. One activity was the five-animal frolic, different techniques based on movements of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and bird. Owen said he thinks it’s the “deer” technique that will help him with his sister.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills on Jan. 23 that is “aimed at improving Colorado’s ability to mitigate and fight wildfires.” However, Hickenlooper and legislators spent most of a Capitol press conference answering questions having to do with wildfire mitigation options that are not part of the eight bills that were introduced. The bills do not include key recommendations made by the governor’s own wildfire task force committee, including ones that place fees and building code mandates on homeowners who reside in areas where a high potential for wildfires exists. And the package does not address the creation of a state firefighting fleet. The governor’s office says the issue needs more work. But a Republican lawmaker who is sponsoring his own air tanker legislation said at the same press conference that the time for a wildfire fleet is now. “I believe that wildfire is a clear and present danger to Colorado and we need to take action,” said Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction. The governor insists that the bipartisan pieces of wildfire legislation that were introduced on Jan. 23 will go a long way in combatting a growing threat facing the state. “I think with this year we will continue to raise the ante and try to dedicate more resources up front to try to
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The Bud Bowl novelty Remember the Bud Bowl? If not, you missed out because it was way cool. It was this stop motion animated Super Bowl advertising campaign that matched Bud versus Bud Light for the ultimate beer supremacy. The ad campaign even incorporated celebrities from the sports world, with Bob Costas, Terry Bradshaw and Tom Landry providing character voice-overs. The Bud Bowl was a blast — well except when they jumped the shark by introducing players from the Bud Dry and Bud Ice teams. Lame. I even won money on some of the Bud Bowls — well, except in 1991, when I was dumb enough to parlay a Bud Light win with the team the Harlem Globetrotters were playing that night. Lousy Washington Generals! While the Bud Bowl is a thing of the past, this year’s Super Bowl is bringing a new — and literal — interpretation to the Bud Bowl. It pits teams from the two states where marijuana is legal: Colorado and Washington. So, the Broncos will be taking on the Seahawks in the new and improved Bud Bowl. And the novelty is not lost on Colorado lawmakers who passed legislation last year that regulates the new marijuana industry. “I think it would be funny if instead of Peyton Manning saying, ‘Omaha. Omaha. Omaha,’ he says, ‘Mile high. Mile high. Puff, puff, pass,’ “ said state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton. “Then I’d probably crack up.” See, I’m not the only one who appreciates the uniqueness of the game this weekend. And can you imagine what the Super Bowl ads are gonna look like for the big game? After voters passed a tax structure for marijuana sales in November, Gov. John Hickenlooper tweeted about marijuana, Cheetos and Goldfish. It’s perfect fodder for commercials during a game where a lot of people will be sitting around, watching football, eating Doritos and getting — legally — stoned. Rep. Johnathan Singer, D-Longmont, sponsored the bill that placed a 25 percent tax on retail marijuana sales in Colorado. Singer — who was hilarious during marijuana committee hearings last year, with his punchy pot quips — is fully aware of the novelty of the Bud Bowl. “I finally understand how dumb it sounded when I was using all these bad puns,” Singer said. But I’m curious whether lawmakers will be making any marijuana-themed bets on the game. You see it all the time during big games — politicians betting what their state is famous for against what the other politician’s state is famous for. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, said he won’t be making any pot bets with his Washington equivalent.
“I have no desire to get it here or try any from Washington,” he said. I recently spoke with Republican Congressman Mike Coffman. The former state House and Senate member said he won’t be making any marijuana bets either. “I’m sure that there’s going to be some elected official somewhere that’s going to be trading brownies, or something like that, that are laced with marijuana,” Coffman said. “But I’m not going to be one of them.” Singer said he’s planning on making a Super Bowl beer bet with a Washington state representative. Singer’s going to put up a selection of beers from the fine Lyons-based Oskar Blues brewery. Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a former state Senator, recently won a beer bet with a San Diego-based House member following the Broncos’ win over the Chargers. But Perlmutter told me that he won’t be betting marijuana. Instead, he’ll be talking smack on behalf of the Broncos this week and will probably bet another case of beer with a Washington politico before the big game. Come on guys. Beer? Really? Get with the program! Beer is yesterday’s news, here. Colorado’s and Washington’s marijuana legalizations are all over the national news. How could you not bet weed for the big game? “For one thing, our taxes are better,” Singer said. “The same amount equivalent-wise is not going to be cost equivalent.” That has to be the coolest and most cerebral argument against making Super Bowl marijuana bets with the state of Washington — because ours is better and cheaper. “Also, just as a (Public Service Announcement), it still is federally illegal to be mailing this stuff,” Singer said. “I know there’s going to be a lot of PSA’s that we’re going to have to do in New York to remind the fans in Washington and Colorado that you can’t take it with you.” So forget about any marijuana betting during the Bud Bowl, folks. More importantly — Go Broncos! Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow Vic on Twitter: @VicVela1.
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The 2014 Daddy Daughter Ball — put on by Castle Rock Parks and Recreation District to support recreation programs — is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Road. There will be music, dancing, refreshments, and a raffle with a variety of prizes. A professional photographer will take pictures for an additional charge. This year’s theme is “Daddy’s Little Princess” and attendees will spend the evening in a beautiful land of castles, knights and beautiful princesses. Tickets are $25 per couple, $30 for nonresidents, and $8 for each additional child. At the door, tickets will be $10 higher. To buy tickets, call the rec center at 303-660-1036, or go to www.crgov.com/ ddball14.
Vacancies on planning commission Castle Pines is currently accepting applications to fill recent vacancies on the city’s combined planning/zoning commission and board of adjustments. Applicants must be city residents and have time to attend meetings and study packet information. The commission deliberates and makes recommendations to the Castle Pines City Council on land-use applications, proposed planning documents and city regulations. The Board of Adjustments’ primary responsibility is to hold hearings on variance requests. Meetings are monthly, on the fourth Thursdays. For more information, call Don Van Wormer, city manager, at 303-705-0200, or email him email@example.com.
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The Freeze-Your-Buns-Off 5k race is set for the morning of Feb.8, and will be the kickoff for that day’s Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Healthy Living Expo at the Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Road. The expo — featuring companies,
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Lt. Matt Rettmer, of Castle Rock Fire and Rescue, (left), and Tammy Denhard, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue volunteer, changed the bulbs on Castle Rock’s 45-feet-high star on top of the rock to orange and blue Jan. 21 to help boost Broncos spirit in the town in advance of the team’s Super Bowl appearance Feb. 2. Courtesy photo by Timothy Tonge
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School board to push for reduction in standardized tests District leaders say excessive testing limits time for quality instruction
School leader says parents can help ease testing madness
By Jane Reuter
email@example.com To applause from a standing-room-only crowd, the Douglas County School Board adopted a resolution Jan. 21 to push for a dramatic reduction in standardized tests. District leaders said they are working with other Colorado school districts on legislation to free students from an excess of required state and federal testing, and to instead let districts use more individualized methods of measuring student performance. The proposed legislation also would allow parents to opt their children out of such tests without penalty to the student, teacher, school or district. Many of the community members at the meeting were there to protest recent district issues — and several later delivered harsh critiques during public comment — but the resolution garnered apparently unanimous support. The board’s resolution reflects a growing sentiment nationwide about the rise of standardized tests, triggered by the goal of improving the academic performance of American students. DCSD leaders say that at one level or another, students are taking tests nearly every school day, most of which are mandated by state law. The assessments also are tied to teacher pay. In Colorado, recent legislation links 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation to student performance. DCSD Systems Performance Officer Syna Morgan, whose office facilitates the administration of national, state, and district assessments, said most of the standardized assessments focus on what she calls “lower-end thinking levels.” The amount of time and resources required to take the mandated tests infringes on teachers’ ability to offer deeper, more meaningful instruction. “I’m not saying we would throw out every standardized assessment. It’s important to have comparability,” Morgan told the board. “But right now, we have an overbalance. We’re not able to do the work on the higher end of thinking and skills.” Linking the tests to pay puts another layer of pressure on teachers. “The intent is we do no harm to students and teachers in the rollout of this primary evaluation process,” Morgan said. “The more we have school-wide assessments that are meaningful to schools, and part of the balanced assessment that corrects the imbalance, the better it is for teachers.” Technology also is over-taxed, Morgan said, adding that computers used for testing aren’t available for instructional purposes. Students also know which tests merit the most attention. Most focus more intently on the ACT, which assistant superintendent of secondary education Dan McMinimee called “the gateway to get into the college of their choice,” than the TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program). “When they know the test means something, they perform,” he said. “I’m not saying they’re throwing the test. But to scale back the number of times they’re assessed and make the times they are assessed mean more would be very beneficial to our students.”
DCSD’s Syna Morgan listens to parents concerned about the amount of required testing during a Jan. 17 meeting in the Douglas County school board meeting room in Castle Rock. Photo by Jane Reuter As it did in the DCSD boardroom, Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said the testing issue is uniting school officials statewide. “This is one topic that no matter if you’re in the most rural district, or right here in Denver, everybody is in agreement the amount of assessments to our students has exceeded anything that’s logical,” she said.
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Parents are the key to reducing the overwhelming amount of standardized in-school testing, said Douglas County School District Systems Performance Officer Syna Morgan. In 2013, the voice of parents prompted suspensions and reductions of such tests in California and Texas, and they could do the same in Douglas County, she said. Morgan has led four January meetings at DCSD’s Castle Rock administration building to inform parents about the evolution and prevalence of testing, hear their concerns and talk about the district’s own efforts. Many of the parents who attended Morgan’s meetings have opted their students out of standardized testing. Some worry the tests — many of which are tied to funds — force teachers to focus more of their attention on higher test scores than quality instruction. Morgan has called the quantity of tests “madness,” but said, “I don’t have the luxury of enacting the rules based on my own philosophy.” Instead, the systems performance officer is establishing a DCSD parent assessment advisory committee. Members will meet quarterly to discuss assessment-related topics and strategize ways to address issues. Parent pressure can make a difference. In May 2013, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that cuts the number of standardized tests for high school students from 15 — the nation’s highest total — to five. In October 2013, California’s governor signed a bill suspending its traditional standardized tests — which many considered outdated — in favor of new assessments that ideally will measure deeper-level learning. Parents interested in joining Morgan’s committee can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. A final DCSD-sponsored community meeting about assessments is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Parker’s Sagewood Middle School, located at 4725 Fox Sparrow Rd.
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School district debates appeal in campaign act ruling Parents discourage further action during public comment session
tions.” Others agreed. “I am asking for the termination of district personnel involved,” said Cindy Barnard, a plaintiff in the 2011 voucher case against DCSD. “You have let other employees go for less.” The December news release also said the district would ask in its appeal that its legal fees be covered. That angered parent Cristin Patterson. “You, rather than take action against those who specifically broke the law, intend to attack Julie Keim with an appeal seeking damages to cover court costs,” she said. “I am completely astounded by your arrogance in attempting to downplay the violation and your refusal to admit wrongdoing.” The judge did not penalize DCSD because Keim did not ask for a fine or other punishment. Others who spoke during public comment criticized a Jan. 17 staff presentation. DCSD paid education author Marc Prensky $12,000 and covered expenses for a two-day engagement. Prensky advocates for using technology in education, and many teachers said his ideas were extreme. “I am here to say we have had enough,” said teacher Julie McLean. “Enough of wasted time on days like ( Jan. 17), wasted money on things that don’t matter. We are tired of things that don’t improve our schools and help us become better teachers.” Larsen did not offer direct responses to any of the comments the day after the meeting, but reiterated his desire to improve communications. “There was temptation to refute many of the comments that went on, but I didn’t want this to devolve into a back and forth,” he said. “I’m glad we didn’t exacerbate it. At the same time, I don’t know if it’ll go away.”
By Jane Reuter
email@example.com Contrary to a late-December news release, Douglas County School Board President Kevin Larsen said the board hasn’t decided if it will appeal a recent court ruling against the district. Critics of the Douglas County School District who spoke during the Jan. 21 board meeting are hoping it lets the ruling stand. An administrative law judge ruled Dec. 24 that the school district violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act and attempted to influence the outcome of the November school board election. In a Dec. 27 email statement attributed to Larsen, he said DCSD would “immediately appeal” the claim. Larsen said Jan. 22 an appeal isn’t certain. “We’re having that deep discussion about what the right course is,” he said. “We’re looking at all the merits of whichever way we go. I don’t know what the final outcome will be.” DCSD so far has paid more than $41,000 to the law firm representing it in the case. Unsuccessful school board candidate Julie Keim, who filed the claim against the district in October 2013, has accumulated about $25,000 in legal fees. Community members have donated about $13,500 to Keim’s legal fund. The judge agreed with Keim that a district-financed paper emailed to 85,000 parents and community members as an independent review was designed to support the district’s preferred candi-
Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen listens as former school board candidate Julie Keim reads a statement critical of her and other district leaders during the Jan. 21 school board meeting. Photo by Jane Reuter
dates. Those four candidates narrowly won seats on the board. Keim was among several community members who lashed out at the board during the public comment section of the Jan. 21 meeting. Throughout the 30 minutes of mostly negative comment, board members and other district leaders at whom the criticisms were directed stayed silent. Keim said the Dec. 27 news release about its planned appeal was an effort to spin the judge’s ruling. “It is time for the DCSD board of ed-
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-DY heifer blues
Castle Rock heifer in bad mood comes in last at stock show By Virginia Grantier
firstname.lastname@example.org She was about 1 ½ years old and very pregnant, and not feeling so well, this day. But the cow show must go on, her big moment, a championship cow class at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 20. Even so, Lacy, a white-colored shorthorn, showed her displeasure. Moo-dy. “She’s in a really bad mood today,” said Rachelle Quinn, 16, owner of Lacy, who was busy throwing her big head around and bellowing. Lacy did not seem to take the time to appreciate being out of her Douglas County pasture nor being “hoteled” on straw beds in the stock show’s Beef Palace along with other top cattle in the country — competitors from Texas, Iowa and so on. Quinn, who has known Lacy since she was a baby calf, knows her moods and still loves her, though. Lacy on her better affectionate days will lick Quinn in the face. Quinn once had horses, but liked being lower. “I’m afraid of heights,” she said. She likes being grounded with her about 1,400-pound cows, which are also, on most days, gentler than horses, she said. Quinn said she wants to be a cattle-genetics expert someday, and maybe a veterinarian. This day, bad mood developing on both sides, Quinn still managed to shampoo Lacy and blow-dry her. But she decided not to
even try to clip Lacy’s coat for the upcoming championship shorthorn late-spring yearling heifer class. When Lacy is testy, “she can kick and even try to stomp someone,” said Quinn’s dad, Craig Quinn, a horseshoer, and co-owner of Quinn Ranch in the Castle Rock area. His daughter, a Douglas County High School sophomore, didn’t need the pain. After all, she already has had to have major surgery on her nose and miss school because of a steer she owns that liked to purposely butt her in the head. So Rachelle Quinn gave Lacy space. But to make Lacy presentable, she still managed to do a little combing and with a special aerosol spray — a product called tail adhesive — gave her a proper cow-tail-do. Some of the cow’s coat needs to stick straight-up, Mohawk style, in places. Other necessary improvements: Lacy was changed out of her everyday halter and into her $50 leather cow-show halter. Quinn’s required dress: a button-down show shirt — and clean pants, in this place where the floor is a muck minefield. So on Quinn led a reluctant Lacy around the show ring, but that adage that “attitude is everything” seemed to apply this day. Lacy, out of 11 competitors, came in last. “She was being a brat (in the show ring),” Rachelle said later. Lacy reportedly refused to put her hooves in the proper position to be viewed by the judge, and continued to toss her beautiful bovine head around like it was all about her. But all was not lost. Roxy, another Quinn heifer and a pasture mate of Lacy’s, won the championship in another class. She reportedly had more flash, a prettier clipped coat, among other things — and perhaps was a bit more polite.
Lacy, pregnant and in a bad mood, waits for her class to start.
ABOVE: Lacy (left) and Rachelle Quinn, and 10 other competitors, lined up waiting for the judge. Lacy, in her bad mood, wouldn’t stand in the proper position or keep her head still. No blue ribbon on this day. RIGHT: Rachelle Quinn (right) and her fan group, high school friends (left to right) Destry Banister, 16, Travis Booth, 17, and Sierra Sanburg, 16, have some down time before the next cow class. PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA GRANTIER
Waiting outside the show ring, Lac y appears to be listening intently to her owner’s directions -- or she’s preparing to moo her complaints, again. Probably the latter.
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Bill on school-safety hotline advances Legislation would put state in charge of program By Vic Vela
email@example.com A chilling irony occurred during a Jan. 23 legislative committee hearing on a school-safety hotline bill. At the same time that lawmakers were hearing testimony, Jefferson County Public Schools was sending out alerts that a lockout involving some of its schools had been lifted following reports that police were investigating a threat at Columbine High School. Tom Mauser — whose son Daniel was killed during the 1999 Columbine massacre — was listening to the testimony from inside a Senate Education Committee hearing room, when he received the alerts on his phone. “It just goes to show that we have to continue with our vigilance,” Mauser told committee members. Nothing came of the threats the day of the committee hearing. But what happened at Columbine High School 15 years ago is exactly what the Safe2Tell Hotline was intended to prevent. Since 1999, the hotline has operated as an anonymous way for students to notify law enforcement of potential campus threats.
State Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, listens as Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testifies in support of Senate Bill 2. Under the bill, the state would take over the Safe2Tell school hotline, which allows students to anonymously provide tips about potential campus threats. Photo by Vic Vela But the nonprofit-backed hotline is at risk of shutting down due to a lack of funding. Because of that, lawmakers want the state take over operations for a program that they believe has been successful in thwarting several school tragedies. “Rarely in government do we get an opportunity to adopt something that’s
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working,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. Cadman and Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, are co-sponsors of Senate Bill 2, which would transfer operations of the hotline to the Department of Law. The bill also sets aside $250,000 in hotline operational costs.
Students can notify authorities via phone or email of any sort of campus threats they hear about, including shooting plots and incidents of bullying. Supporters of the legislation point to Safe2Tell statistics, which indicate that from September 2004 through December 2013, the hotline resulted in more than 9,000 tips from students across Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper said during a pre-session press conference where he touted the legislation that the hotline received reports of 16 planned attacks since the beginning of the current school year. Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testified that the hotline is great tool that gives law enforcement the ability to prevent tragedies, rather than respond to them. In turn, that gives students better peace of mind, he said. “We know very clearly that if those kids don’t feel safe in the school, they’re not going to learn,” said Nelson. The bill passed the Senate Education Committee with unanimous support and now heads to the Finance Committee for further consideration. It is expected to sail through both legislative chambers with bipartisan support. “This program is too valuable for us not to do this,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman Andy Kerr, DLakewood.
Wage-theft bill clears committee Act aims to help workers who are owed money By Vic Vela
email@example.com A bill that would create a governmental process that deals with workers’ claims of wage theft cleared its first legislative hurdle on Jan. 22, a year after similar legislation failed. The issue can affect those who work in contract labor positions and industry service employees, such as restaurant wait staff, according to testimony heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Wage Protection Act aims to protect those workers who feel they are being shortchanged in wages. Under the bill, workers can file claims of missed wages through a Department of Labor administrative process. Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the bill gives workers more resources by which they are able to claim unpaid wages. “When folks work a long hard day and expect to be paid, they should be paid,” Ulibarri said. Ulibarri told the committee that the
Department of Labor receives thousands of calls from workers each year who claim their employers owe them money. “The resolution most people get is to call an attorney, go through small claims court, or figure it out on your own,” he said. “Most folks are intimidated by that process.” Under the bill, the new administrative process calls for the Department of Labor to investigate wage claim thefts of up to $7,500. If the department determines that a wage violation has occurred, the employer has 14 days to respond to the decision, or else face fines. The bill also allows for an appeal process for employers who are deemed to be in violation through the administrative process. Last year’s version of the bill included criminal penalties on employers who were found to have been involved in wage violations. Business came on board with this year’s attempt after the criminalization aspect was removed from the legislation. The bill received mixed testimony. Chuck Saxton of the Bennett-based Saxton Construction, a supporter of the legislation, said he has heard stories from workers who claim that other em-
ployers cheated them out of paychecks. “Our laws are supposed to be a reflection of our morality,” he said, speaking in favor of the bill. However, the Colorado Restaurant Association has come out against the bill. Nick Hoover, a spokesman for the organization, said that most complaints that workers file regarding alleged wage theft are the result of “simple confusion over payroll procedures.” Hoover also said that the proposed administrative process would lead to “punitive costs” for employers on matters that can typically be handled inhouse. “I haven’t spoken to a restaurant that hasn’t been able to handle this in a faceto-face conversation,” Hoover said. Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, said the legislation is unnecessary and that the current grievance process works without government intervention. “I do not believe that the benefit of this legislation outweighs the cost,” he said. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled committee following a 3-2 party line vote. It now heads to the Senate Finance Committee, before it receives a full vote in the Senate.
Transportation tax won’t make ballot Recent polls show voters aren’t ready to approve sales tax By Jane Reuter
jreuter @coloradocommunitymedia.com A proposed statewide transportation tax won’t appear on the November ballot this year after a recent poll showed voters are unlikely to approve it. That doesn’t mean the tax is shelved permanently or that the MPACT 64 group created to study statewide transit solutions will stop its work. “These issues are not going away,” said Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning, chairman of MPACT 64, a collaboration of the Metro Mayors Caucus, Action 22, Club 20 and Progressive 15 that represent all 64 Colorado counties Members of MPACT 64 hoped to put a 0.7 percent sales tax on the ballot this fall. Money raised through the tax would help fill a $772 million funding gap in
the Colorado Department of Transportation’s annual budget. Locally, money would have helped fund the expansion of C-470 and the southeast light rail extension from Lincoln Avenue to RidgeGate Parkway. In other parts of the state, it was targeted for the northwest light rail line from Denver to Longmont. State leaders spent 18 months pondering ways to bridge that funding shortfall, and while initial surveys showed a sales tax had the best chance of gaining support, a December poll said the timing isn’t right. Respondents “didn’t see the proposed tax as onerous, but they don’t feel this is a good time to raise taxes in Colorado,” Gunning said. “In spite of the fact they’re unwilling to back it right now, they strongly endorsed transportation as a part of keeping Colorado’s economy strong.” That endorsement and other poll results suggest that someday, a transportation tax might pass. Colorado today relies on fuel taxes and license fees for
construction and maintenance of its transportation infrastructure. The fuel tax hasn’t increased since 1991. Meanwhile, both the state’s population and the annual vehicle travel miles have jumped more than 50 percent. Poll respondents support MPACT 64’s contention that transportation funds should be distributed to both urban and rural areas of the state, and be used to expand public transit options and safety. “They were also very supportive of local influence over project selection,” Gunning said. “Again, we were very happy about that. That was one of the premises that we spent a lot of time working on with CDOT.” MPACT 64 members will meet again in March to further analyze December’s poll results and plan for the future. “We made a big step forward just by bringing together a statewide coalition,” Gunning said. “In my view, the next step is to talk about how we engage the voters in this discussion now.”
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Colorado food stamp assistance rises Numbers higher today than during recession By Adrian D. Garcia
I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS More Coloradans are receiving food assistance today than during the worst months of the Great Recession. Since 2007, the number of people receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — has more than doubled. An average of 508,200 residents qualified for SNAP dollars each month during 2013, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services. This year the state predicts that an additional 44,000 Coloradans will sign up for help in putting food on the table. But the available assistance is limited. The average SNAP household of 2.5 people receives about $300 a month, according to government figures, or $10 a day. “The big challenge right now is in November food stamp benefits were reduced when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s temporary boost ended,” said Michelle Ray, spokes-
woman for the advocacy group Hunger Free Colorado. The dollar deduction means some families are sacrificing nutritional food like milk and produce for cheaper, less healthy alternatives, Ray said. In some cases food banks have stepped in to help. “We don’t care if they get food stamps, a lot of people just need help” said Vic Ocana, executive director of Compassion Food Banks. He said Compassion’s nine locations in Colorado all report growing lines for food distribution since last fall. “We try to give them enough food for the month but people are more anxious for help now,” Ocana said. In recent years the SNAP program has become caught up in political infighting in Washington, with House Republicans wanting to cut benefits in the name of reducing government spending, while Senate Democrats, among others, argue that the program is important in the fight against hunger. In Colorado, about 40 percent of “working age” SNAP users, those 16 to 65, were employed as of June 2013. “Seeing one person abusing the system ruins it for everyone else,” said
Andrea Fuller, executive director of the monthly newspaper Denver VOICE, of allegations that the program is sometimes misused. “For the majority of people on SNAP it’s humiliating and humbling.” Before getting her position with VOICE in November, Fuller said she relied on SNAP benefits to help feed her family. “Even working multiple part-time jobs I wasn’t earning enough,” Fuller said. In 2011 she enrolled in the SNAP program. “It’s one thing for me to be hungry, but I can’t bear to see my children hungry.” Many SNAP users just aren’t earning enough to feed themselves and their families, Fuller said. Others need government assistance after losing a job. Some are disabled. The population is diverse, Fuller said, and “not enough people have enough income right now.” Communication from the state can be confusing for SNAP users, Fuller said, and attempting to contact a caseworker can be “frustrating” in that it can take several days. Keeping up with the rapid increase in SNAP participants has been a challenge
for offices across the state, especially in rural areas, acknowledged Sue McGinn, director of the state’s food and energy division. One problem — in which 5 percent of Coloradans on SNAP were accidentally overpaid by the state and then forced to pay back the money — has been addressed, McGinn said. In July, the state will implement new software that should improve communication. “The program has never had a 100 percent increase in participants in such a short amount of time,” she said. “Colorado’s participation rate is still low compared to other states. We tend to be in the bottom five when ranked nationally.” State officials remain skeptical that SNAP participation rates will return to 2007 levels any time soon. “Once the economy gets better I’m not expecting a huge shift back,” McGinn said. “We’re just seeing the stabilization of the program.” I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. To read more, please go to inewsnetwork.org. Contact Adrian D. Garcia at garcia.d.adrian@ gmail.com
‘Board Unplugged’ meetings to resume Public comment debated but will continue freely By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org The Douglas County Board of Education will return to hosting the community meetings it once did, in lieu of hosting one of its regular twice-monthly sessions in the administration building’s boardroom. The “Board Unplugged,” meetings are planned for March, April and May, though dates, times and venues have not yet been set. They will substitute for the regular meeting that otherwise would be held on the first Tuesday of those months. The regular board meetings still will be conducted in the Castle Rock administration building on the first and third Tuesdays in February and the third Tuesdays of the following three months. “We’d like to get three of those accomplished before the end of the school year,” Larsen said. “This is really meant to be more of a dialogue, a discussion so we can actually hear from people and share answers back in a productive way.” Board member Craig Richardson said he hopes the “unplugged” meetings will have a much more informal feel than the regular sessions, and he envisions setting up a circle
of chairs for conversational purposes. “I for one don’t think the architecture of this room is particularly conducive to a conversation,” he said of the boardroom. “We’re here behind this barrier. The speaker is behind a podium. I think it in many ways dehumanizes a conversation.” The more casual meetings could allow, he said, “for the first time since I’ve been on the board an opportunity for a genuine, productive conversation among people.” Public comment also will continue at regular board meetings, though Larsen originally proposed limiting comments there on Jan. 21 to items on the agenda in an effort to “keep our meetings relevant.” Board member Meghann Silverthorn said she didn’t support any such limitation. “I understand the intent behind trying to do that,” she said. “But I know that since I’ve been on the board, I’ve seen a number of individuals come to the microphone about things that are concerning to them that have nothing to do with anything on the agenda. I’m concerned about restricting that opportunity for them.” After some discussion, board members agreed to continue general public comments during regular meetings, as well as during the “Board Unplugged” sessions. They will revisit the issue at the end of the school year. Board meetings also are live streamed at www.livestream.com/dcsdk12.
School district debuts new website Revamp aims for easier navigation, reliability, efficiency By Jane Reuter
email@example.com The Douglas County School District recently debut its redesigned website, a $225,000 investment district leaders said is more reliable, easier to navigate and allows for quicker updates. It also is intended to serve as the best place to find facts during a crisis. “The primary source of information during an emergency should be our website,” DCSD spokesman Randy Barber said. The new site got its first surge of visitors a day after its debut, when a few inches of snow drew parents and students checking for possible schedule changes. “One of the most important things our website is used for is sharing of information like school closures and delays,” Barber said. “We revamped that entire tool. We were very happy to have it in front of folks (that day).” The nine-month project was triggered in part by complaints about the now defunct site. “What we heard loud and clear was that on the old website, people had trouble finding important things,” Barber said. “We
wanted to make sure we had a website that was easy to navigate. “Coming from a school district that’s all about innovation and excellence, we wanted a website that matched that.” Denver-based Educational Measures LLC, which also created DCSD’s mobile app, contracted with the district to redesign the website. Barber believes the $225,000 is money well spent. “We take every expenditure here at the Douglas County School District very seriously,” he said. “Looking at the project in total, I think the benefits outweigh the cost. “This website really provides us with an ability the old one didn’t. In the event of an emergency, we can put up a page within minutes. We don’t have to have a web developer do that for us. That’s a really great change for us.” Additionally, Barber said the previous website would have required updating at further cost. The website last was updated in 2011. Given the rapid pace of technology, Barber said he couldn’t say how soon another major change will be required. But he said, “When we invest in our district, we want those investments to last as long as possible. Our intention is to make it last for a long time.” Visit the new site at www.dcsdk12.org.
Douglas County offices will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Many county services are available online at www.douglas.co.us
Openings Available on County’s Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board Applicants needed for two openings representing Highlands Ranch. Board members make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the County’s CDBG funds. The CDBG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and was created to improve the physical, economic and social conditions for low- and moderate-income residents or assist in low-income areas. For more information and an application please visit www. douglas.co.us/commissioners/ citizen-boards/cdbg-advisoryboard/. Applications are due by February 28.
Winter Home Heating Cost Assistance Eligible low-income Douglas County households can apply for energy assistance through the Douglas County Human Services Department’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). Applications are available online at www.douglas.co.us/ humanservices/leap/
Art Encounters Call for Entries The Douglas County Art Encounters™ public art program invites sculpture artists to submit applications for participation in the May 2014/2015, outdoor sculpture exhibit. Deadline for artist entries is Feb. 14, 2014. Applications must be received via online submission through the CAFE website at www. callforentry.org
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The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Castle Rock needs new or gently used horse-related items to help the horses in the Center’s care. The Harmony Equine Center™ provides a safe haven for Colorado horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have suffered from abuse and neglect. To view a complete list of items needed please visit www.ddfl.org/supplies For more information about the Harmony Equine Center vist www.ddfl.org/
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opinions / yours and ours
Music can change one’s life I am completely out of it when it comes to the music that most people listen to. Nina Simone never shook her rear end on stage. Bob Dylan doesn’t change costumes between songs. I don’t listen to anyone who has backup dancers. The music I listen to doesn’t come with choreography. A symphony orchestra doesn’t have backup singers or dancers or any of that nonsense. Keep your raunchy, topless, motorcycle video away from me. “Mr. Smith, aren’t you being a little harsh? My daughter listens to hip-hop. At least she is listening to music. You have to start somewhere. Maybe someday she will get her head screwed on straight, and find out about Django Reinhart.” Django Reinhardt didn’t stick out his tongue. But here’s one: Josephine Baker twerked. Did she ever. And she is still one (or two) up on Miley Cyrus.
I have said this before: I don’t dance and I don’t watch dancers. This puts me in a low percentile. The population is low in the lower percentile, and it’s my favorite address. Jennifer and I went to a CU football game, and we were bombarded with bad music from the instant we entered the stadium until we left with a hearing loss in the third quarter. Some people, like restaurant owners, think that loud music connotes a good time. I think it connotes a headache.
letters to the editor Keep the guns out of government chambers
In its haste to promote an expansion of the Second Amendment, the Castle Rock Town Council seems to have missed the point of the First. I don’t look to the town council members to tell me what art means, then protect me from it. I don’t look to the town council for spiritual guidance (“in God we trust”). But I do look to them to provide a safe, non-threatening place for people to discuss issues of the day, or to enjoy local parks. Since the shooting at Sandy Hook in Newtown, at least according to reports in the media, over 11,000 people have been killed by guns in the United States, including homicide, suicide and accidental death. The estimated REAL number (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is three times that: over
33,000. There were 31,672 total gun deaths in 2010 (the latest year for which there are CDC records). Of those, 2,694 were children or teens. There have been 28 school shootings since Newtown. It’s worth noting that two school shootings — the now older incident at Columbine High School and the more recent murder and suicide at Arapahoe High School — happened within 25 miles of Castle Rock’s town hall. There are currently 310,000,000 guns in the U.S. — about one gun for every American. There are no countries with more guns per person. There are three and a half times as many licensed firearms dealers in the US Letters continues on Page 9
If you are raised on something, that is what you know and expect. I wonder what it would be like to be a teenager who listens to Katy Perry, and then hears Billie Holiday for the first time. Dr. Dre or Nat King Cole? Beyoncé or Ella Fitzgerald? One Direction or Arcade Fire? Eminem (featuring Rhianna) or Chopin (featuring Chopin)? Lady Gaga or Lady Day? Those are easy for me to answer. Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, music — someone’s music — changed my life. It was just a couple of months after the Kennedy assassination, and like everyone else, I needed something to change the way that I was feeling. An odd looking and odd sounding man introduced a band from England. He insisted upon calling them “lads.” “The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for US television, and was characterized by an audience composed largely of scream-
ing, hysterical girls in tears.” Their first song was “All My Loving.” I didn’t know this until recently: “The act that followed their first set in the broadcast was pre-recorded, rather than have someone perform live on stage amidst the pandemonium that occurred after the group performed their songs.” Someone was thinking. It would have been crazy if ventriloquist Señor Wences had come out live with Johnny, the face he drew on his hand. Crazy but wonderful. Juvenile jealousies caused me to resist the band at first, because it was all the girls in my high school talked about. But after a few months, and now after 50 years, I realize that their music is as important as anything I have ever heard “In My Life.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mystery of personal and professional growth The mystery of personal and professional growth I really do enjoy a good mystery. It could be a great novel or movie or just watching the variety of news programs or shows where we get to explore along with the journalists and public intrigued by mystery and the possibilities of observing a Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, a giant squid, ghosts, extra-terrestrials, or some other type of enigmatic predator or anomalous event. Mysteries just seem to capture my attention. And one of the greatest mysteries I encounter on an all too frequent basis is this: why is it that when people who are looking to make a change for the better continue doing the same things over and over again and expect different results. As we all know, this is one definition of insanity. Whether we are just embarking on the pursuit of a worthy goal or objective in our lives, or we have gotten to a place where we have plateaued and feel stuck, we need to recognize that we can still reach higher, see farther, and elevate our performance at almost everything we are striving for in our lives or wish to accomplish. For some, it’s just being in their comfort zone and becoming so settled that complacency has usurped desire. And this is where we get caught up in the trap
of doing the very same things that we have always done. And maybe even worse, we have begun taking short cuts because we are just too settled and comfortable with where we are right now. Did you catch that line earlier in the paragraph, “… complacency has usurped desire?” Is that your situation? Life is so full of mysteries and the world is full of unexplainable phenomena that pique our curiosity and leave us wanting to know more. And as we indulge in the exploration of the mysterious our imagination becomes accelerated and our creativity inspired. What if we put that same energy into uncovering or discovering what it is that drives us to want to succeed in every area of our lives? If there is an area of our life where we have a deep desire to change, one new technique to attempt can be found in Norton continues on Page 9
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Unity feels good: United in Orange We are going to be happy together or disappointed together but either way we are united. From the star on Castle Rock with the Bronco colors to the orange jerseys — a lot of 18’s — to the plates and cupcakes at my small group from church last night, we are excited that the home team is in the Super Bowl after a fantastic record-setting year. Unity feels good. The excitement is contagious. It is possible to meet a complete stranger and strike up a conversation like old friends because there is a passionate common interest. I travelled to Tampa Bay for the funeral of one of my lifelong best friends. My plane arrived in Tampa shortly after the kickoff of the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. What if my host who is picking me up at the airport does not like football or care about the Broncos? They might stop by Wal-Mart on the way or after we arrived want to watch the Kardashians or some ridiculous show like that and I’d miss the game. I was experiencing the worst case of “Fear of Missing Football.” I had a case of “Fear of Missing the Broncos Make it to the Super Bowl.” Thankfully it was con-
venient for them to pick me up after the game at 6:30 p.m. EST. I found a nice restaurant with the game on TV and quickly made eight new friends. We were united with at least two common denominators. We liked football and were rooting for the Broncos so it was easy to talk, laugh and have fun together. This type of unity feels especially good in a world that is fractured into countless differences and controversies. Debate and the freedom of expression is priceless, but do we have to prove our point every day? Families, lifestyles, politics, business strategies, economies and plans of medical treatment have so many options within them and strong personalities arguing their opinions that there is little chance of agreement or experiencing the pleasure
and potential of unity. Our 24-hour news cycles on TV and Radio feed an insatiable appetite for controversy. When a sports player “mouths-off” and causes more controversy the microphones are drawn to the emotion like bugs are to a light. I wish I could direct us to the church as a place where we could find peace and unity. The message is there. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will inherit the earth.” “How good and pleasing it is when brothers dwell together in unity.” In the earliest days after the time of Christ the church was united. They had everything in common and the world was changed because of how they loved each other. We can’t play football all year long and only one team can be at the top at the end of the season, so we have to look to another source for lasting unity and peace. Since the message is in the Scriptures and there was a time when it worked, I believe the faith community is our greatest hope for meaningful unity. And I realize that, as an individual within the faith community, I need to take responsibility to be part of the solution, not the problem. The older I get the more I
recognize how many times, in my own insecurity, I was competitive to people within the faith community. Instead of reaching a united solution I saw further division that produced emotional pain, broken relationships and a terrible picture of what faith was all about or could produce. At my friend’s memorial service I experienced another dose of the wonderful feeling that comes through unity. The friend who died was one of three of my lifelong best friends. We gathered for a reunion that was emotionally rich and full. We laughed and cried and in it all we recognized the immeasurable worth of friendship that remained strong for over four decades. The good feeling of unity is one small benefit of unity. I’m going to take responsibility, work and pray that we experience a Godly unity that extends far beyond the scope and duration of the Super Bowl. Dan Hettinger is author of Welcome to the Big Leagues and founder of the Jakin Group, a ministry of encouragement. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@Welcome2theBigs).
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than there are grocery stores (134,997 to 37,053). In Douglas County alone, over half the suicides are gun related. I know of at least one case, right here in Castle Rock, where a father shot to death his wife and three small children. In such an environment, it is more than politically tone-deaf, it is utterly irresponsible to encourage even greater visibility and availability of weaponry in the chambers of government and in our parks. It solves not one single problem the town has ever had, and will surely create new, and deadly ones. James LaRue Castle Rock
‘Our View’ not my view
Last week’s editorial, “Time for major immigration reform,” suggests that those who have come here illegally deserve amnesty via the S. 744 bill. And Amnesty is what the Gang of Eight and bill S.744 is really all about. No one should be deceived about what “comprehensive immigration reform” means, other than giving amnesty to an estimated 12 million illegal aliens. How is it that the United States government should serve as the world’s largest employment agency providing “needed” workers to businesses that no longer feel the need to fairly compensate American workers? Why is it OK to create a permanent underclass of low-skilled workers at low wages who ultimately require additional public assistance to get by? And why should anyone believe that immigration laws will be enforced and our borders be secured? S. 744 is exactly the same “comprehensive immigration reform” package the American public was sold in 1986. Now 27 years later, the Gang
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forcing ourselves to try something new. Change the routine, the diet, and maybe even make some changes relative to the types of people we surround ourselves with. I recently saw this quote floating around Facebook, “Surround yourself with people that make you a better person.” You see, the mysterious isn’t really all that mysterious when it comes to personal and professional growth. And yes I know, personal development isn’t nearly as exciting or spectacular as finding Bigfoot, catching a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster, or
of Eight is pushing to legalize at least four times the number of people who received amnesty under the 1986 bill. Adding tens of millions of low-skilled and heavily government-dependent immigrants to the country increases competition for scarce jobs, reduces wages, and increases the burden of welfare. Our immigration system isn’t “broken.” America is a land of laws, and anyone who wants to become a citizen is welcome to do so. But do it through legal means. Ken Hurd Parker
As my children have grown (now ages 13 and 11), I have treasured the resource in my backyard. From baby story time to downloading electronic books on an iPhone, my kids have benefited from the library’s vast resources. In addition to the books and resources, the staff at the library is consistently friendly and knowledgeable about anything you ask of them. Growing up, the library was always special to me. I’m thrilled that it is available to my kids, as well. While LaRue has embraced and invented systems regarding technology, he’s kept a foundation of wonderful books filled with real pages we
Stop the mass surveillance of Americans
This is propaganda at it’s worst to insist that the violation of the 4th Amendment is anything but an abuse of power. It does nothing to make the citizenry of our country safer, rather, it insures further spying and less freedoms for people. Soon it will be turned against those who may have a different opinion than is popular with those in power, and can be twisted in any number of ways to effectively control the populace. This needs to stop NOW. Obama just kicked the can to the Congress, which can’t agree on anything except a free lunch for themselves. Edie Hanahan Castle Rock
Thank you Jamie LaRue
I’d like to thank Jamie LaRue for his leadership of Douglas County Libraries. When I moved to Highlands Ranch 16 years ago, the library was crowded into a space in a little strip mall. Within a few years, it moved into the beautiful new building at the Town Center.
figuring out teenagers, but it could be. And it is in those moments of wanting to grow that we can and should try something new. Something new and mysterious that will add excitement, energy, and desire to the pursuit of our goals and dreams. How about you, are you stuck, plateaued, or maybe haven’t even started on your goal or dream? I would love to hear all about it at email@example.com and when you begin to view your goals with a little bit of mystery and wonder, it 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.
can touch, as well as a welcoming place to visit. I’m incredibly thankful that he was there to lead the library to be the incredible community resource that it is today. I wish Mr. LaRue the best in his next chapter and I implore him to train his successors well so that we do not ever lose this community treasure. Sincerely, Amanda J Chaney Highlands Ranch
OBITUARIES Nora Pearl Spicer Batteiger Feb 29, 1929 – Jan 25, 2014
Nora Pearl Spicer Batteiger, 85, formerly of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 25, 2014. She was born on February 29, 1928 in Narrows, VA, a daughter of the late Harvey and Celma Rose Martin Spicer. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Batteiger was preceded in death by her loving husband, Norris Wayne Batteiger, 10 brothers and sisters, and her grandson, Amos. Mrs. Batteiger was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church as well as the Fairmont Woman’s Club. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. Nora worked as a Kitchen Manager for Douglas County in Colorado, and made a beautiful and happy home for her family.
Mrs. Batteiger is survived by three sons, John Edward Malick and Sofia McDowell of Georgia, Mark Wayne Batteiger and his wife Candance of Dalhart, TX and Eric Dean Batteiger and his wife Dawn of Colorado Springs, CO; three daughters, Patricia Stutler and her husband William of Clarksburg, Anita Lynn Azare and her husband Glenn of Colorado Springs, CO and Brooke Carol O’Donnell and her husband Timothy of Johnstown, PA; 15 grandchildren, Justin, Douglas, Michael, Jonathan, Christine, Daniel, Anna, Daesha, Elisha, Denali, Desiree, Zachary, Ashley, Sean and Megan; thirteen great grandchildren, and two on the way and special friends, including Jean Grubb and her daughter, Dora as well as many
nieces and nephews. The family requests memorial donations be made in Nora’s name to the American Cancer Society, 122 South High St., Morgantown, WV 26505. The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Friday, January 31, 2014 from until 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 12 Noon with Eric Batteiger, Mark Batteiger, William Stutler and Pastor Stevenson officiating. A graveside service will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.FORDFUNERALHOMES.com
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Victim told thieves frequent ‘Meadows’ exit Thieves get off exit, break-in to cars, use cards in Monument, then head home to ‘Springs’ By Virginia Grantier
firstname.lastname@example.org A Castle Rock woman whose parked car — near Interstate 25’s Meadows Parkway exit — was broken into and had items stolen from it, said police told her that that particular crime wasn’t uncommon in that area. Wendy Nelson, 41, said she was told it wasn’t uncommon for people to come up from Colorado Springs, get off at that exit, Exit 184, break into cars in parked near the outlet mall, “charge up a bunch of stuff in Monument,” and then continue home to Colorado Springs.” The Castle Rock Police Department told the News-Press in a written statement that there have been a “number
of crimes and clusters of crimes that are linked to Colorado Springs” experienced in recent years. “This has been a fairly consistent trend over the last three or four years. Researching the data for exact numbers or even approximate numbers would be extremely labor intensive as we don’t track that specific data. It would involve hand searching hundreds of reports for each year requested,” the statement said. As for Nelson, she said she made a bad mistake Dec. 27. She said she was using her iPad in her car waiting for her daughters who were inside a gymnastics school when a woman and child she knew drove up — and she decided to go inside the school with them to chat for a while. Nelson said she made the mistake of leaving the iPad, her purse and iPhone laying on the passenger-side seat. She locked the car doors and went into the
school at about 2:45 p.m. When she returned about 30 minutes later, the passenger-side window was shattered on her 2008 Toyota RAV4 and the items were gone. She called police and they arrived quickly. She told them she was nervous about people having her driver’s license and knowing where she lived. Police told her they’d increase patrols in her neighborhood, but that the thieves probably just wanted her stuff, would charge what they could and throw the rest away. Later, about 6 p.m., when she checked her bank account, transactions had already been made using her debit and credit cards — a total of $306 at Monument ATMs and $26 at a convenience store. About as much as her daily limit allowed. She said she has made some changes in her life — including she doesn’t leave anything in the car anymore. Among
other changes, finding out how difficult it was to get her life back in order without a phone or credit card, she now has a landline in her home and got a second credit card to put in her safe in case she loses her primary credit card. She said her bank, Wells Fargo, was great, reimbursing her quickly for the money lost and over-nighting a replacement card. But she had deductibles on her car and homeowner’s insurance so had to pay out-of- pocket for the new car window and items lost. “It was an expensive mistake,” she said. When one of her daughters asked if a “bad guy” had done this, she related that she told her she didn’t know, that it could have been “someone’s mommy who lost her job and didn’t know how she was going to feed her kids… or it could have been a dumb teenager.” “I don’t want them to live in fear,” she said. “We replace the stuff and move on.”
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
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Plans Gone Astray? To whom will you go when you’re out of ideas? There are times when we simply need a gracious God to guide us. Come and join us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway. For directions and any questions about our ministry, contact Pastor Craig: (303) 883–7774 Immanuel Lutheran Mission is a member congregation of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047 www.fumccr.org
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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
United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808
Community Church of Religious Science
An Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751 “Loving God - Making A Difference”
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Denver Tech Center
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worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co
Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel
Join us at Sheraton Denver Tech Center 7007 S Clinton Street in Greenwood Village (nearby I-25 and Arapahoe Rd.)
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Sunday Worship 8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am
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Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch
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New Thought...Ancient Wisdom Sunday Service
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Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.
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Congregation Beth Shalom
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hearing, Mayor Paul Donahue, made a motion to repeal the ban — and the town council voted 4-3 on first reading to approve an ordinance that repeals “in its entirety” that portion of the municipal code regarding open carry. Of the 53 members of the public who spoke at the Jan. 21 hearing — 10 of whom were non-residents — 28 wanted the ban to remain, 24 wanted it repealed, and one was neutral. Councilmember Renee Valentine, who voted to repeal, said the overwhelming position of people who had contacted her about the issue wanted the ban repealed. Councilmember Jennifer Green, who voted to repeal, told the News-Press later that “elected officials work for the town residents in their district. “They do not work for the town employees, the town manager, the police depart-
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get to these fires sooner,” Hickenlooper said. The bills deal with a variety of areas aimed at wildfire prevention. They include giving the governor the ability to provide financial assistance without a federal disaster declaration; and allowing county governments more autonomy in putting bans on agricultural burning during periods of high fire danger and to clamp down on summer fireworks. Bills also deal with the creation of the wildfire information and resource center and a grant program that seeks to increase local firefighter safety. Another bill would allow firefighters who are killed while combatting wildfires to collect death benefits. The governor’s office also touted Hickenlooper’s role in launching a pilot program that allows agencies across the West to work collaboratively to reduce wildfire risks. The governor is also calling on the U.S. Depart-
ment, the collective boards and commissions or the businesses. Of the members on those boards who spoke last night, none of them is in my district.” Green said it is her job to listen to constituents “and to uphold and defend the Constitution. My constituents told me they want government to leave them alone, repeal restrictive laws such as the open carry ban, and let them make their own decisions rather than government doing it for them.” The first member of the public to give comments, Carroll Hood of Castle Rock, opposed the repeal, indicating it was bogus to support the repeal based on someone’s Constitutional rights. He referred to past U.S. Supreme Court gun-rights decisions that acknowledged legitimacy in “laws forbidding firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings.” But many of the people supporting the repeal indicated the importance of not infringing on their Constitutional rights and how open carry can be a deterrent for criminals — and that it also gives someone the ability to quickly protect themselves and people
around them if need be. “I have noticed that since I started open carrying several years ago, people are much more polite to others when I am around,” wrote “Rob,” a former Franktown resident, in an email to Councilmember Jennifer Green. Councilmember Clark Hammelman, who has opposed repealing the ban, expressed a couple of additional concerns including having people with firearms in town parks that are next to schools. Before the vote, Donahue asked Stevens what would happen if the planning commission — which makes recommendations to the town about land-use decisions — resigned. Stevens said applicants would be sought, but with new commissioners there would be a “huge experience gap under that scenario.” Also, if the planning commission didn’t have enough for a majority, it would negatively impact the process of development applications. Donahue — a managing partner of the Centennial Gun Club who has stated that in his years of living in Castle Rock he’s the only one he has seen open-carrying a weapon —
brought up the idea last summer of repealing the ban, concerned about Second Amendment rights. At the Jan. 21 meeting, he said he couldn’t “find any hard and fast reason to limit open carry.” Councilmember Chip Wilson said he doesn’t believe the ban is an infringement of second-amendment rights. People who want to open-carry can, with a couple limitations. The ban applied to just municipal buildings such as town hall and the recreation center and some town parks. Councilmember Joe Procopio, who voted to repeal, told the News-Press recently that he thinks rights are “being whittled away….” He said the ban doesn’t provide protection since an individual can enter town facilities legally with a concealed-carry permit, or illegally, if without a concealed-carry permit. Procopio also indicated he wants people to be able to protect themselves if on town trails they run into such scenarios as a bear, cougar, rabid dog, child molester or rapist. For the second hearing and final approval, the council was scheduled to meet Jan. 28.
ment of Agriculture to provide federal dollars for tree-thinning efforts in Western forests. But the bills that were introduced on Jan. 23 will not include key recommendations that were made by the governor’s wildfire task force, prior to the state of the legislative session. They included recommendations that lawmakers take up measures that would impose fees on properties that reside in the Wildland Urban Interface, where homes sit in close proximity to terrain where there is a high potential for wildfires. Also, there are no pieces of legislation that would require homeowners living in those areas to create defensive spaces in front of their homes, or that would create a statewide building code, as were also recommended by Hickenlooper’s task force. Instead, lawmakers are proposing legislation that offers homeowners tax credits as a way of enticing them to take up their own mitigation efforts. “If that doesn’t work, we will revisit any ideas that were brought forth by the task force,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk.
Hickenlooper added that people living in those areas already know the risks. “We don’t have to lean on them with a heavy shoulder,” Hickenlooper said. It also doesn’t appear that a proposed firefighting fleet will get off the ground any time soon. Last year, lawmakers created legislation that would go toward creating an air fleet, but it went unfunded. Hickenlooper — concerned by the potentially enormous cost for the state to pay for its own firefighting fleet — said he prefers a
“shared fleet,” one where Western states chip in on the operating costs. But Hickenlooper said that, so far, neighboring states have expressed concern “that the benefit doesn’t justify the cost.” King, who has pushed hard for a firefighting fleet, said he believes “there is an opportunity to deal with this.” When asked whether he supports the wildfire legislation bills, King offered tepid support. “They’re a step in the right direction,” King said.
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An artist’s vision at Lone Tree Arts Center By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com “Painting is about having the courage to take risks toward an outcome that is unknown,” says artist Ralph Nagel. Nagel, who began painting in 1991 while he was still a businessman — founder and owner of the Meridian Retirement Communities — paints in classic plein air style, in locations near and far. He has been invited to display his if you go work at the Lone Tree Arts Center “Places and Things… through March 2 An Artist’s Vision, as part of the Compaintings by Ralph Namissioners’ Choice gel, will be on display 2014 program and through March 2 at the will be on hand to Lone Tree Arts Center, meet art lovers at 10075 Commons St., a public reception Lone Tree. Hours: 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays p.m. Jan. 31. through Fridays and His solo exhibit prior to performances. is called “Places and Visit www.RalphNagel. Things — An Artcom for more inforist’s Vision” and it mation. will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in addition to before Lone Tree Arts Center performances. Nagel’s watercolors and oils are characterized by powerful brushstrokes, complex, subtle palettes of color and strong contrasts in dark and light. His onsite sketches in the American Southwest, Thailand and France have been developed into large watercolors and canvases in his Denver studio, re-
The Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel will host its second in a series of Tantalizing Tastes from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tantalizing Tastes, a wine edition, will feature five wines from Lone Tree Grill’s new wine list, created by Southern Wine & Spirits, and five scrumptious food dishes prepared by executive chef Joseph Westley, CEC. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel is located at 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., in Lone Tree. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required for this limited seating event. Call 303-790-0202.
“Blue Roses” watercolor by Ralph Nagel, will be included in his solo show in the Commissioner’s Choice Series, at Lone Tree Arts Center through March 2. Courtesy photo taining the spontaneity of those sketches. The artist has degrees in architecture and city planning and he co-founded Studio 208, a group of Colorado artists who painted and exhibited together from 2004 to 2008. From 2007 to 2011, he hosted a collaborative teaching space in the River North Arts District, RINO. The installation of this exhibit was designed by Lone Tree’s curator, Sally Perisho, who is recognized in the Denver arts community as a curator, writer and
photographer. Nagel was the 2012 winner of Littleton’s Own an Original Exhibit and held a solo show at the Littleton Museum in 2013. His paintings have been exhibited throughout Colorado and are in collections worldwide. A philanthropist, he is responsible for Nagel Art Studios, Nagel Residence Hall and a collection of paintings by Colorado artists at the University of Denver, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
‘Transit of Venus’ features female artists Sculptor Barbara Baer among 24 artists in RedLine exhibit By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org They float, they soar, some stand on the ground — poised to move… They are created in bright colors with steel and lighter materials. Barbara Baer of Denver has provided a lively note to many public spaces — indoors and out: civic buildings, university and college open areas, parks and outdoor commercial areas — in Colorado, across the U.S. and in Germany. While most of sculptor Barbara Baer’s focus is on “designing for indoor and outdoor public spaces,” she is pleased to be included in the “Transit of Venus,” exhibit of 60 works by about 24 women artists displayed at RedLine Gallery in Denver through Feb. 23. The exhibiting artists are all part of Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, started by a group of artists and graduate students in Boulder in 1974. When the group formed, it was difficult for women to get into shows at museums, galleries and colleges or to win commissions for public art — a situation that has changed greatly in Colorado. Baer is at the forefront of change and has created numerous large pub-
“Scatterbrain” acrylic and steel sculpture by Barbara Baer is included in “Transit of Venus” at Redline Gallery through Feb. 23. Courtesy photo lic sculptures, including several in the south area: “Life in Motion” sails above the entrance to the Goodson Center in Centennial; “Open Skies” is suspended over the corridor at the Littleton Center that leads to the City Council Chambers;
“Illumination” is on if you go the grounds of Pine Grove Elementary “The Transit of VeSchool in Parker. nus” runs through Feb. She has two large 23 at RedLine Gallery, abstract pieces, dat2350 Arapahoe St., ed 2014, in the RedDenver, www.redlinLine show: “Scateart.org. Gallery hours: terbrain” of acrylic 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesand steel, has floatdays through Fridays; ing elements of red, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturblack and clear madays and Sundays. 303terial in a sculpture 296-4448. Admission that measures 8 feet is free. by 9 feet by 7 feet and looks as though it might fly away. “Waterplay” measures 10 feet by 9 feet by 7 feet and features a pattern of blue waves on a clear acrylic base. It too looks like it’s moving continually. Baer grew up in southern Louisiana and first studied in New Orleans at Tulane University, then moved to Colorado, where she received an MFA from CU Boulder —and connected with Front Range Women in Visual Arts. “Transit of Venus” is the first RedLine show in a year devoted to art by women, collectively called “She Crossed the Line.” To follow: Chen Man: March 1 to April 27; Senga Nengudi: June 6 to July 20; Harmony Hammond: Aug. 2 to Sept. 28 and Judy Chicago: Oct. 10 to Nov. 30.
The place to be on Feb. 8 is at historic Olde Town Arvada for the city’s 13th annual Taste of Chocolate. The event celebrates everything chocolate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales of chocolate confection samples will benefit Ralston House, a child advocacy and resource center for neglected and abused children. Among the chocolate goodies offered: cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, chocolate drinks and more for just $1 per taste ticket (or six for $5). Tickets will be available at four locations: Town Square, DiCicco’s, DNote, & the Arvada Historical Society. Arvada Festivals Commission and Historic Olde Town Arvada present the event, which also features: • Chocolate treasure hunt: From 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., complete your treasure hunt sheet for the chance to win a prize large enough to satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings! • Chocolate cookie contest: A competition for amateur bakers to show off their cookie-baking skills. For more information on how to enter, call 720898-7400. • Youth entertainment: Activities include storytelling, face painting and balloon artistry. • Carriage rides: Take a romantic ride with your sweetheart to view the giant hearts on display throughout Olde Town. For more information, call 303-4206100 or visit www.historicarvada.org or www.arvadafestivals.com. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the Ralston House.
Denver’s fit as a fiddle
Denver can boast being the best city in the U.S. for fitness in 2014, according to Yahoo Shine, which ranked “America’s 10 Best cities for Fitness.” No big shock since we’re a collection of outdoors and mountain lovers. Here’s what Yahoo wrote: “The Mile High City is miles above the rest when it comes to exercise. Between the incredible hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains, skiing in Winter Park Resort and the more than 850 miles of paved off-road trails around the city for biking, it’s no surprise that Denver tops our best cities for fitness list. Denver also has a citywide bikesharing program, which is even more of an incentive for residents to be active.” Parker continues on Page 13
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Fleming stars in ‘Rusalka’ The Metropolitan Opera live broadcast of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” on Feb. 8 will feature Renee Fleming singing what has become a signature role for her. The story of a water sprite’s tragic romance with a human prince is based on several folktales, including Hans Christian Anderson’s “Little Mermaid.” Theaters include: AMC Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock 12; Greenwood Plaza, Bel Mar. Some theaters will have a repeat performance at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Check with specific theaters for time for Feb. 8.
Made in America
The Arapahoe Philharmonic’s Feb. 7 concert at 7:30 p.m. will be “Made in America,”
including American Country Folk with the Trailriders; Gershwin’s “An American in Paris;” Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Can-
dide.” Devin Patrick Hughes is conductor. Venue: Mission Hills Church, 620 South Park Dr., Littleton. Tickets: $25/$20/$5, 303-7811892 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. M-F.)
16 ($42-$58); 7:30 p.m. Feb 12, 13; 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 ($42-$58). Call 720-509-1000 or buy online, www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org. Tickets are subject to a $3 fee.
Some enchanted evening…
Classical Music Meets Architecture
“South Pacific in Concert” will be presented Feb. 12 to 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, starring Thaddeus Valdez as Emile DeBecque; Lauren Shealy as Nellie Forbush; Randy St. Pierre as Lt. Cable, Paul Dwyer as Billis. Wendell Vaughn is music director. The concert version was originally adapted by David Ives for a Carnegie Hall benefit in 2006. Performances: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 ($25); 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15,
Forty-two Colorado Symphony musicians will perform from classic symphonies by Beethoven, Handel, Haydn, Schuman and Mozart. Denver architect Dennis Humphries and conductor Scott O’Neil will comment on classic architecture in a multi-media performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: $36-$48 plus a $3 service fee, call 720-5091000 or visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
Historic Littleton explores Masonic roots The stories behind Western Lodge No. 22 By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com Historic Littleton Inc. tries to have its annual meeting in one of Littleton’s historic buildings each year so that members can become better acquainted with the various parts and pieces that make up the city’s history. Located at a highly visible entrance to the downtown area, is Weston Lodge No. 22 at 5738 S. Rapp St. as one enters the downtown from Santa Fe drive. On Jan. 22, HLInc members gathered in the upstairs meeting hall at the lodge to learn about the building’s history from retired engineer Robin Knox, who — with assistance from several other members — led a tour of the building, talking about what they could comfortably discuss and skipping what they could not. When Littleton’s first settlers arrived on the banks of the South Platte River to search for gold in 1858, many gold hunters were already Masons, he said. By 1861, a Grand Lodge was established at Auraria — needed in order to grant other lodges permission to form. Colorado was still a territory at that time and by 1872, Littleton’s Weston Lodge was No. 22 in the sequence — recognized on March 1, 1872. Meetings were held for the first 49 years upstairs in the J.D. Hill General Store, which is next door to the Lodge now. (Nat-
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While Denver comes in at No. 1, four California cities — San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angels — made the top 10.
Super Bowl treats Because of a conflict with the Super Bowl, the Colorado Symphony’s Masterworks concert on Feb. 2 will begin at noon,
ural Surroundings and Three Chimneys). “Close quarters as the membership grew,” Knox commented. In 1911 the related ladies and brothers met to start a chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Manzanita No. 85. They met above the Littleton Independent on Main Street, using a piano the Masons helped to provide. Both organizations needed more room and in July 1914 a building fund was set up to receive 25 percent of Lodge income. On Oct. 20, 1920, member I.W. Hunt donated land at the end of Main Street for a temple and building began with donated labor, materials, paint and more. The cornerstone was laid April 23, 1921, containing various symbolic items, a list of members and a copy of the Littleton Independent. The first Lodge meeting was Aug. 21, 1921. It was the sturdy brick building we see today with two white pillars and Masonic symbols on the facade. Members still care for it lovingly and it houses regular meetings of Masons, Eastern Star, Demolays, Rainbow Girls and Jobs Daughters. Everything in the upper meeting room has symbolic meaning, much of it not open for discussion, but Knox pointed out a photo of lawyer/Harvard graduate Adam Weston, for whom the Lodge was named. Three lighted tapers, two pillars holding globes, an altar set on black and white checkerboard tiles, symbolic of Solomon’s Temple, copies of the lodge’s charters and a picture of George Washington, who was an active Mason, were described. Any good man who asks to be a Mason
instead of the original time of 2:30 p.m. The rescheduled concert will allow ticket holders and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. The Colorado Symphony will host a pre-concert Broncos Breakfast at 11 a.m., to include coffee and orange and blue doughnuts. Tickets for the Feb. 2 concert are 50 percent off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double. Meanwhile, Zengo at 1610 Little Ra-
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Weston Lodge 22, at 5718 S. Rapp St., Littleton, is a Littleton Historic Landmark. The organization was established in 1861 and the lodge’s cornerstone was laid in 1921. Courtesy photo by Mike Yost can start his Masonic journey and women related to a Mason can start as Eastern Stars or Job’s Daughters. Rainbow Girls is open to any girl to join — which leads to how this meeting all came about. Historic Littleton board member Darlee Whiting first visited the Lodge as a Castle Rock teenager. She and others sought training so they could start a Rainbow Girls
chapter in Castle Rock — which they did. Many years later, it occurred to her that it would certainly be a place of interest to her fellow history buffs, so she arranged for the meeting. For information about Historic Littleton Inc., which is open to anyone interested in local history, see the website, www.hlinc. org.
ven St. will be running its $35 bottomless brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the Broncos being in the Super Bowl. Zengo is offering an “Orange Crush” drink consisting of vodka and orange crush soda to be included in the bottomless brunch options for $7 (John Elway’s former number) on the a la carte menu. Call 720-904-0965 for reservations or more information.
asked if she wanted some ice to help the pain. With giant tears rolling down her cheeks she said, `No, I want prosciutto.’ We are definitely raising a good little Italian.”
Eavesdropping on a woman on Facebook talking about her daughter: “Eliza fell and scraped her knee. As I cuddled her, I
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Gun business booming at new club Centennial Gun Club offers 28 shooting lanes, VIP lounge By George Lurie
email@example.com In Colorado’s “safest” city, the gun business is booming. Earlier this month, just a rifle shot away from the Centennial Civic Center, the Centennial Gun Club opened for business in a dramatically expanded and decidedly upscale new facility. Rated Colorado’s “safest” city among those with a population of 75,000 or more by CQ Press for nearly 10 years running, Centennial is now home to the state’s largest “gun club.” In business in Centennial since 2012, the new club, which opened Jan. 4, features the largest indoor shooting range in the Rocky Mountain West. During the club’s first weekend in its new location, more than 3,500 people came through its doors, said the club’s owners, Richard and Mary Abramson, Nebraska natives who’ve lived in Colorado for 14 years and who modeled their business on a similar facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. Castle Rock’s mayor, Paul Donahue, a vocal proponent of expanding the state’s “open carry” gun laws, is a close friend of the Abramsons and a managing partner of the club. “We did our research and found Centennial was an ideal area to start a business like this,” said Mary Abramson. “Originally, we were going to do a retail store only but then someone suggested we put in shooting lanes too.” Members pay a one-time initiation fee and then either monthly or annual dues. Membership includes unlimited use of the shooting range and discounts on all purchases. “Business has been great from the get-go,” Abramson said. “And we haven’t really done any advertising yet.” Just this week, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation reported that more Coloradans tried to buy a gun in 2013 than in any year in the state’s history. The bureau said it processed nearly 400,000 criminal background checks last year, 16 percent more than in 2012, which was also a record-breaking year for gun sales. On a weekday in the middle of January, the club’s large parking lot is nearly full and dozens of customers and club members are browsing inside or using the club’s firing range. The new store, located at 11800 E. Peakview Ave. near the intersection of Arapahoe Road and Peoria near Centennial Airport, is just across the street from its former, smaller location, which now sits vacant, although its signs have yet to be removed. The Abramsons built and own both buildings. The new club sprawls over 35,000 square feet and offers 28 shooting lanes. (The old club had a large retail display
A customer studies the selection of long guns at the Centennial Gun Club on Jan. 17. Photos by George Lurie area but only six shooting right of the people to keep lanes.) and bear arms shall not be The new club has a pro infringed.” shop, cafe and a posh, Quotes from America’s members-only VIP lounge Founding Fathers are stencomplete with a fireplace, ciled on the store’s walls. pool table, leather-upOpen seven days a holstered furniture and week, the club allows its own private shooting members to reserve shootlanes. ing lanes up to 14 days in Flat-screen televisions advance. tuned to CNN or displayShoppers looking to ing firearms-related propurchase a specific firegramming are mounted arm can rent a similar gun high on walls in the club’s for a nominal fee and then 5,000-square-foot retail Mary Abramson owns the try it before they buy it on area. the club’s shooting range. Centennial Gun Club with her There’s a vault where husband Richard. The club (Ammunition must be customers can rent space opened in a new, expanded purchased too.) to store their firearms. More than 3,000 peolocation on Jan. 4. Castle Throughout the facility, Rock Mayor Paul Donahue is a ple have taken part in the steady pop-pop per- managing partner. firearms-training courses cussion of rounds being during the club’s first two fired in the shooting range years of operation. can be heard, almost as if customers Abramson says the club’s “concealed are browsing next to a racquetball court carry class” is “by far our most popular. rather than in front of display cases fea- And twice a month,” she adds, “we have turing a wide assortment of handguns, a ladies night. Every time, we get 10 to 15 rifles and ammunition as well as cloth- women who have never held or fired a ing and assorted shooting accessories. gun before. Some start with [non-firing] Entering the gun club, patrons are plastic guns to help them get comfortgreeted by the Second Amendment, able.” which is inscribed above the doorway: About 30 percent of the club’s mem“A well-regulated militia, being neces- bers are women, Abramson said. “My sary to the security of a free state, the husband saw a real need to have a busi-
ness like this that is female- and familyfriendly.” The club’s indoor, state-of-the-art shooting range boasts 360-degree, programmable turning targets as well as a “tactical simulator,” target retrieval system and an environmentally controlled ventilation system. “Range masters” with a broad range of experience with virtually all types of firearms monitor activity on the range. “Safety is our number one concern,” said Abramson, and to date, there have been no incidents or injuries at the club. “Our rangers are trained to pick up on warning signs.” “I used to drive across town to another gun store to buy supplies and use their firing range,” said Dennis, a customer shopping at the club last week who preferred to give only his first name because he’s “a contractor in the security business.” Saying he “rarely” has to wait for a spot on the shooting range, Dennis added: “This club is like a dream come true. It’s classy, state-of-the-art and very user-friendly. They carry all of the best equipment, gear and ammo at really reasonable prices. And the people who work here are some of the most knowledgeable and helpful I’ve ever come across. If I didn’t have a full-time job, I’d be here every day.”
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‘Now I don’t like the word adventure’ Highlands Ranch girl is kicking cancer’s ‘stache’ By Hannah Garcia
firstname.lastname@example.org It’s been about a year since 7-year-old Delaney Stafford was diagnosed with leukemia, but that does not stop her from running down the stairs at the sound of a doorbell or getting in tickle fights with her father. “I’ve only heard her say, `this isn’t fair,’ twice since she was diagnosed last year,” her mother, Stacey Stafford, said. “We’ve been really blessed that she is handling her treatment well.” Delaney, a first-grade student at Redstone Elementary, is a bit of a tomboy, according to her father. Her favorite Star Wars character is Darth Vader, she plays soccer and basketball and “loves all things LEGO,” her mother added. She has a fondness for mustaches, bowties and top hats, too. Mustaches in particular have become a theme in her recovery, from selling bracelets to running marathons. Of course, she also loves her Denver Broncos. “She got an opportunity to go on the field once before a game and Trindon Holliday came to the sideline and gave her his gloves,” Stacey said. “She just about died and he has been her favorite player ever since.” Delaney was diagnosed on Feb. 25, 2013, with leukemia — a blood disease with a survival rate of 59 percent, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Stacey called it a “surreal moment.” “Everything moved so fast with the bone marrow, surgery, chemotherapy. And all I can think is, `do we need a second opinion? Is this really right?’” Stacey said. A few days after she was diagnosed, Delaney requested
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anesthesiologists to draw a mustache on her face while she was unconscious during a procedure. When asked if she was serious, the answer was an emphatic “yes,” according to the Staffords. “They drew up a consent form, and she signed it. They put three different pictures of mustaches on the form, and she circled the one she wanted,” Stacey said. “I think it really helped. It gave her something to look forward to.”
Signs of trouble and moving forward The first sign of trouble came when the energetic young girl cried out in the middle of the night with swelling near her ear. Doctors thought she might have an infection. But after batteries of tests and doctor visits leading to her diagnosis, Delaney got a little tired of how her mother tried to help her cope. “She called it an adventure, and now I don’t like the word `adventure,’” Delaney said, scoffing loudly when her mother recounted the tale. The family has been selling t-shirts and bracelets with the catchphrase “Cancer can kiss my stache!” online and at school events, said her dad, Tom Stafford, who came up with the name for a friend’s team in a charity run. “What’s surprised me most is people’s generosity,” Stacey said. “The scariest thing was how we were going to make ends meet, but we haven’t had any major problems.” Delaney has barely missed any school either, added her mother. “We haven’t been too worried about her keeping up,” Tom said. “She’s a smart cookie.” Delaney has been in remission since the end of March 2013 and has about a year-and-a-half left in her treatment. She is currently undergoing doses of steroids and chemotherapy to maintain that remission, says her mother, an oncology nurse by trade. The highest chance for relapse is in the spine, which entails injections by spinal tap, she added. Although they hope she never needs it, the family said that if Delaney ever needs a bone marrow transplant, they will turn to Love Hope Strength, an organization that pairs up donors with patients. The Staffords are also working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “It’s hard with these kids, because they don’t really desperately want anything. They just want all of it to be over,”
Stacey said. The mother of four said they chose to go on a Disney cruise in May when all the children are out of school. “She also told them she wanted to ride around in a Jeep or a limousine, and to wear a tuxedo all the while,” Stacey said. Delaney’s eldest sister Emily cut hair to her ears and her father had his head buzzed at a St. Baldrick’s event for solidarity last year. The family has also teamed up with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. They are currently raising funds for a “Team In Training” to run a half-marathon later this year, with $3,915 pledged toward their $14,400 goal. The name of the team? “Cancer can kiss my stache.”
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FEb. 8 blood drIvE Philip S. Miller Library community
blood drive is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in Meeting Room West at 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. For information or to schedule an appointment contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
FEb. 9 blood drIvE St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church community blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 inside the social hall, lower level, 2746 5th St., Castle Rock. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Larry Bauer at 720-2202394 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FEb. 9 SquarE daNcING An Introduction to Square Dance class is planned from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Danza Dance Academy, 4807 Industrial Way, Suite 103, Castle Rock. Call Bob at 303-808-7837 or go to www.SquareDanceEtc.com. FEb. 10, Feb. 25 tEEN addIctIoN Arapahoe/Douglas Mental
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Delaney Stafford plays in the snow the day before she was diagnosed with leukemia on Feb. 24, 2013. Courtesy photo
Health Network presents “Protecting Your Teen from Addiction” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (event code: admhn12114) and from 5-6:30
p.m. Feb. 25 (event code: admhn22514) at the Southglenn Library, Room A, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial; and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (event code: admhn210) at the network’s Castle Rock office, 831 S. Perry St., Suite 100. In this class, you will learn about trends in substance abuse in our community, how to talk about drugs and alcohol, signs of substance abuse in teens, prevention and early intervention, effects of substances on the brain and brain development, and shifts in views on marijuana use and legalization. Use the event code listed to register for classes at Blacktie https:// www.blacktie-colorado.com/index.cfm.
Colorado Blvd., Denver. The forum is a chance to meet legislators and learn about the hot environmental topics that the General Assembly is working on. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by comments from Audubon and Sierra Club lobbyists. Panel on water issues at 10:15 a.m., lunch at noon, and discussion with invited legislators at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Register and pay online at www.denveraudubon.org/programs/conservation, or call 303-9739530. You also can send payment to: ASGD, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128.
dIvorcE Support. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt of a divorce or separation. The group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 25, at Faith Lutheran Church, 303 N. Ridge Road, Castle Rock. The group provides a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Call 303-688-3476 or email email@example.com.
blood drIvE Castle Rock Adventist Health
Campus community blood drive is from 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 inside the Gateway Mesa/Greenland Conference Room, 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Shauna Rusovick at 720455-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEb. 18, April 9, April 10 WrItING coNtESt Creative Communication is
accepting submissions for its essay contest, with divisions for grades 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through Feb. 18; and its poetry contest, with divisions for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through April 10. Top 10 winners will be named in each division. Essays must be between 100 and 250 words on any non-fiction topic. Poetry must be 21 lines or less in English. Entries can made online at www. poeticpower.com or mail entries, labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest, to 159 N. Main, Smithfield UT 84335. Include author’s name, address, city, state and ZIP, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Home school students are welcome to enter. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology. An art contest for grades K-12 also is coming up. To enter, take a photo of your original artwork and enter it at www.celebratingart.com; deadline is April 9. Full contest information is available online, or call 435-713-4411.
FEb. 22 lEGISlatIvE ForuM The Audubon/Sierra Club annual legislative forum is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at First Plymouth Church, 3501 S.
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March 28 applIcatIoN dEadlINE Douglas County residents who are graduating from any county high school, accredited private school or qualifying home school are eligible to apply for one of seven Douglas County Sheriff’s Office scholarships, one Race-A-Cop Scholarship, and one Deputy Ron King Memorial Scholarship. All awards are worth $500. Applicants must attend a vocational training program, college or university in the fall of 2014. Applications and specific requirements can be found at www.dcsheriff.net. Deadline for applications is March 28.
oNGoING coMMuNIty EducatIoN Registration is
now open for winter 2014 Community Education courses at Arapahoe Community College. ACC offers fun, non-credit and creative courses at its Littleton and Parker campuses, the ACC Art and Design Center, Hudson Gardens and Event Center and Highlands Ranch High School. A wide selection of recreational and educational online Community Education courses is available. Check out http:// www.arapahoe.edu/community-education or call 303-797-5722.
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clubs in your community Editor’s notE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail email@example.com. Political douglas county Democrats executive committee meets
at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday at various sites. Contact Ralph Jollensten at 303-663-1286 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Sat-
urday 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 email@example.com for more information.
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. ProfEssional amErican businEss Women’s Association Top of the Rockies 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 invites writers to
attend our group for sharing of ideas and manuscripts. The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Contact Tania Urenda at 850-259-8642.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 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 crsooner@ comcast.net. 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. 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. 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 jesse5551@msn. com. thE 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.
thE 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
litErary fiction Book Club. Looking for a break from reading best sellers and escapist plots? Flex your reading muscle by discussing contemporary, prize winning (Pulitzer, Booker, National Book Award) fiction with like-minded bookworms. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. For B:10.25” castlE rock Orchestra is a fun, stress-free community T:10.25” further information, contact Jane Smith at 303-688-7712 or send an email to email@example.com. orchestra open to all adults. Rehearsals are Sundays from 2-4 S:10.25”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sherry Assmus at 303-972-4201, email@example.com for information. PrayEr shaWl Group of Castle Rock meets at various times. Contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on upcoming meetings. sErvicEs sky cliff Adult Day Services operates from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 4600 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock. Call director Sheri Wiens 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. castlE rock Chess Club meets every Monday from 6-9 p.m.at the Philip S. Miller library in Castle Rock. All ages and skill levels welcome.
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Former gymnast dives with the best Castle View senior to challenge for state title By Jim Benton
email@example.com Kaitlin Costello can identify with one of C.S. Lewis’ famous adages. The late influential writer wrote in his fantasy novel “The Silver Chair” that “Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” Costello cried a lot almost three years ago when she pondered a decision to give up gymnastics. She eventually quit gymnastics and now is one of the state’s top divers, while competing on the Douglas County/Castle View co-op swimming team. “I was a gymnast for 10 years of my life until March of my freshman year,” said Costello, now a senior at Castle View. “I started thinking about it and it took me a long time to realize that quitting was what I wanted to do. I would cry all the time thinking about it because gymnastics had been my life for so long. “I was a gymnast. I would go to school, get out of school, go to practice, come home, do my homework, eat dinner and go to bed. That was my everyday life. When I made the decision, I told my Mom. She told me later that she didn’t sleep for a week after I told her. My Dad didn’t yell at me but he was taken back. After a week they decided it was my decision, my life and I was going to pick what I wanted to do with it.” Costello’s aching body helped make the decision to abandon gymnastics. “I was so hurt,” she explained. “I fractured my back and my arm was so messed up. I said `I’m done with the sport. I don’t want to hurt any more.’ Two weeks later I said `I want to dive.’ The next summer I qualified for nationals. I just took to it very well. I guess I picked a pretty good time to quit. I was so sick of gymnastics. I love diving. All my coaches are so nice.” Costello has the state’s third best score recorded so far that season. Her 446.50 to-
tal on the one-meter board ranks behind only McKensi Austin of Regis Jesuit and Chatfield’s Averly Hobbs. “She keeps progressing,” said Douglas County/ Castle View diving coach Sara Ryon. “She is always Costello so positive. I would put her in the top five divers in the state. She works very hard to get everything clean.” Head coach Will Amos praises Costello for more than just diving. “Kaitlin has a 3.95 GPA and is a threeyear member of the National Honor Society,” he explained. “It is her long-term ambition to be an orthopedic surgeon. She has accumulated over 40 hours of community service. She is a team captain and an important part of our team’s leadership. “She has been a competitive diver for three years and has competed in both senior and junior divisions at the national level in all disciplines.” Costello, who will heading to Arizona next fall on a diving scholarship, placed 10th in the CHSAA state championships as a sophomore and fifth last year. She is the first to admit her gymnastics background has helped her have the flexibility and strength to stand out as a diver. “It helped my air awareness to know where you are at,” said Costello. “A big part of diving is spotting the water. It’s not like gymnastics and doing two flips and landing on the hard surface of the floor. If you don’t know where you are, you are kind of screwed. Having the preexisting ability to twist has helped.” Costello knows she needs an excellent performance to beat Austin and Hobbs at next month’s state meet. “We are the only three that are club divers,” said Costello. “I definitely have the ability to beat McKensi and Averly but I have to have a good meet and be focused. I try not to think about winning state because in the past at nationals when I would think about winning, I would screw everything up. But it is always in the back of my mind that I could be the person that wins state.”
Diver Kaitlin Costello, a senior at Castle View, has the state’s third best score of the season. Courtesy photo
Jaguars are ‘small but scrappy’ Rock Canyon roster blends veterans, youth By Tom Munds
firstname.lastname@example.org Six seniors help strengthen and anchor this year’s Rock Canyon High School wrestling team. “We are a small team but our kids are scrappy,” Coach Martin Castro said. “Team strength is spread throughout the weights. We are strong at the 120 to 132 weights plus we have a solid wrestler at 170.” The Jaguars finished seventh at an eight-team dual tournament Jan. 25 at RCHS. The other teams competing included Littleton, Thomas Jefferson, Del Norte, Wheat Ridge, Cherokee Trail, Valor Christian and tournament champion Pueblo West. Organizers planned on additional teams but when some dropped out, they revised the format. There were two fourteam pools and each team wrestled five dual matches in order to crown a team champion. Castro said wrestling at Rock Canyon is becoming more popular with each year. The varsity coach said most of his JV wrestlers are first-year wrestlers so they are still learning the sport. He also said Rock Canyon has a small youth wrestling program that hopefully
Jaguars 170-pounder Richard Davis works to try to pin his opponent during the Jan. 25 dual tournament at Rock Canyon High School. Davis won the match, one of five his team would wrestle during the day-long tournament. Photo by Tom Munds will become the feeder program for the Jaguars in the near future. The Jaguars has six wrestlers qualify for state last year but all six were seniors
so the coach began looking to returning wrestlers and newcomers to fill those spots when practice began in November because just about all his athletes play
other sports. “I don’t think we have any athletes who just focus on wrestling,” he said. “We encourage our athletes to participate in as many sports as possible. Some of our kids are three-sport athletes.” Jaguar Richard Davis is the team’s 170-pounder and he has one of the team’s best records this season. He said his brothers were wrestlers and he wrestled with them in the basement and sort of got hooked by the sport. “I started wrestling in middle school and I have just stuck with it,” Davis said. “I guess what I like about wrestling is the freedom to do what you need to do on the mat to dominate your opponent. You make the moves you need to make to win the match and I am all about winning matches.” He said at 170 pounds he works on speed, technique and leg strength. “Many of my opponents have stronger upper bodies than I do,” he said. “So, I focus on technique and leg strength to my advantage instead of trying to outmuscle the other guy.” Davis played football for three seasons and this is his fourth season as a wrestler. It also will be his fourth season playing centerfield for the Jaguar baseball team. “I have loved baseball since I was a little kid,” he said. “Lately, my favorite sport has been wrestling because it is a one-on-one contest and the outcome is all on you.”
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Highlands Ranch junior paces Golden Eagles Daugherty leads state in goals, assists, total points By Jim Benton
jbenton @coloradocommunitymedia.com Right wing Ryan Daugherty, with a little help from his friends, is the leading scorer in Colorado high school hockey. Daugherty, a junior at Highlands Ranch, plays on the Mountain Vista co-op hockey squad that is ranked as Colorado’s No. 2 team behind defending state champion Ralston Valley. As of Jan. 25, Daugherty led players from the other 28 teams in Colorado in goals, assists and points. He has 21 goals, 19 assists and 40 points in 14 games. Daugherty leads three other players who are tied for second with 18 goals in the goal-scoring chase. He is tied for the lead in assists with Walker Harris of Monarch and is four points in front of Bishop Machebeuf’s Nick Rems on the list of the state’s top point producers. “He’s playing real well right now,” said Mountain Vista coach Lev Cohen. “He’s moving the puck,
he’s seeing the ice real well and he’s not selfish. That’s the biggest thing. He makes passes and he creates opportunities for his teammates.” Daugherty has already surpassed his output from last season when he scored 12 goals and finished with 21 points. “I’m very happy,” admitted Daugherty. “There’s not too much difference from last year. After practice I work on a couple moves. I try to play more, pass and shoot low. I’m just looking for the better plays, sometimes it’s a shot for the pad or sometimes it’s a pass. It’s more of where the puck should be.” Daugherty credits his line mates, center Branden Tangney and wing Tanner Gillis, for part of his success. Tangney, a junior who attends Rock Canyon, has scored 17 goals to go along with 15 assists and ranks in the top 10 among the state leaders. Gillis, a senior at Mountain Vista, has amassed 26 points. The Tangney-Gillis-Daugherty line has accounted for 98 points this season. “We work well together,” said Daugherty. “We all have specific talents. We work well in the corners, and get the puck to the middle.” Mountain Vista rolled to an 8-1
victory over Machebeuf on Jan 25 at South Suburban Ice Arena. Gillis had a hat trick and one assist for four points, Daugherty scored twice and had two assists and Tangney contributed four assists in the win. Byran Hancock also had two goals for the Golden Eagles. Rems, in a matchup between state scoring leaders, assisted on Machebeuf’s lone goal. Mountain Vista has five games remaining in the regular season including a finale against LewisPalmer, a team that is battling the Golden Eagles for the Peak Conference title. The Golden Eagles only loss this season was a 4-3 overtime setback to No. 1 ranked Ralston Valley. “So far it been a good season,” said Cohen. “We’re here to win it all this time. We’ve come close two years in a row. This year we’re going to do better than that but we have a long way to go. Ralston Valley is the team to beat. They are the defending state champions. They deserve to be the team to beat.” Mountain Vista has suffered one-goal losses the past two seasons in the second round of the state playoffs. “We know what happened last year,” said Daugherty. “We know how to get there. We have the right stuff to do it.”
Mountain Vista’s Ryan Daugherty, a junior, is the state’s leading scorer. Photo by Jim Benton
Jaguars nipped by Mountain Vista ‘Approach needs to change,’ Rock Canyon’s Mudd says By Jim Benton
email@example.com Rock Canyon girls basketball coach Becky Mudd claims her team needs to change its approach. The Jaguars (9-4, 2-1 Continental), ranked No. 6 at the time in the CSHAANow.com Class 5A poll, suffered a demoralizing 58-56 loss to Mountain Vista (13-2, 3-0) Jan. 21 in the first game of a Continental League girlsboys basketball doubleheader. It was a game the Jaguars probably should have won but the Golden Eagles rallied from a 13-point deficit in the crowded Mountain Vista Eagles Nest gym to stun Rock Canyon when Maddy Whetstone sank two free throws with 0.5 seconds to play. “Our girls maybe need to adopt the underdog role a little more,” confessed Mudd. “Other teams are coming at us with that attitude and we need that attitude that we’re the ones that need to fight for everything and not be complacent.” Mountain Vista, which hit 10 3-point shots on the night, trailed 50-43 with just 3:39 remaining in the game but outscored
the Jaguars 15-6 down the stretch. Rock Canyon went 6-for-12 at the free throw line during the final 3:03 and didn’t have a field goal. The Golden Eagles were 9-of-10 at the charity stripe during that same time, swished two 3-point baskets and grabbed multiple key rebounds. With Rock Canyon holding a 56-51 lead after the Jaguars’ Lexy Thorderson sank two free throws with 26.5 seconds showing on the clock, Chelsea Pearson’s 3-point shot from the corner rolled around the rim and fell through to pull the Golden Eagles to within two points. Pearson made a steal, was fouled and then knocked down both free throws to tie the game with 13.7 seconds to play. Rock Canyon missed a shot from the corner, Whetstone pulled down the rebound and was fouled. There was still 0.5 seconds on the clock and Whetstone calmly sank both free throws to wrap up an amazing come-from-behind victory. “The finish was really intense,” explained Whetstone. “I just knew to get the rebound because the game is not over with one second left. “I just told myself to make the first free throw so I wouldn’t break down and cry during the second free throw. The win was a big confidence booster. It really puts us on the
map for all the other teams.” Pearson had what the coaching staff called a `monster’ game. The 5-foot-8 sophomore finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. She had eight points in the final 96 seconds of the game. Whetstone, a 5-8 senior, had eight points with six coming in the fourth quarter. Emma Mitchell came off the bench to make two 3-point baskets late in the third period to spark an 11-2 run and set the stage for the Golden Eagles rally. Rock Canyon played without starting point guard Kendall Smith and that could have been one of the reasons the Jaguars turned the ball over 24 times against the Golden Eagles pressure defense. Adding to the Jaguars’ problems, Morgan Roos fouled out of the game with 2:43 remaining. Kendall Koslosky, the Jaguars second leading scorer, was scoreless. Erin McClure had 17 points, Thorderson 16 and Roos 12 for Rock Canyon. “We had a lot of opportunities,” admitted Mudd. “We missed some of our guard play with Kendall Smith being hurt. We didn’t attack the press like we needed to get after it. And we went away from our inside game more than we needed to. Down the stretch shooting 50 percent from the free throw line is not going to win you a close game when
Prep sports Scoreboard CASTLE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL Wrestling Castle View 29, Heritage 41 Castle View’s Kaleb Geiger, 170-pounder, Payton Martin (152) and Hudsen Marker (182) pinned their opponents in a wrestling dual meet against Heritage. Tyler Trehal (220) and Justin Lien (113) won by decision 12-9 and 6-2, respectively. Dustin Runck (160) won by tech fall 16-1.
ROCK CANYON HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Rock Canyon 65, Mountain Vista 86
Junior Mitch Lombard scored 19 points for Rock Canyon in a 86-65 loss against Mountain Vista. Evan Noyes scored 14 points followed by Isaac Hirsch with 11 points. Lombard had five rebounds, six assists and three steals. Noyes had five rebounds and junior Tyler Garcia had four assists. The Jaguars were 16 for 17 with their free throws. Lombard went 5 for 5 and Hirsch went 3 for 4. Rock Canyon 60, Douglas County 50 After an even three quarters and Rock Canyon only up by two points, the Jaguars scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to beat Douglas County 60-50. Rock Canyon’s Mitch Lombard scored 17 points and Tyler Garcia scored 15. Garcia had seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. The Jaguars were 22 for 27 with free throws. Douglas County’s Calvin Cooke scored 17 points. Cooke had six re-
bounds and Dylan Morris had three assists.
UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Douglas County vs. Mountain Vista 7 p.m. - Rock Canyon vs. Littleton TUESDAY 7 p.m. - Douglas County vs. Littleton 7 p.m. - Rock Canyon vs. Chaparral
Wrestling SATURDAY TBA - Castle View @ Thomas Jefferson
PREP SPORTS SCOREBOARD Would you like to see your team on the board? Contact sports reporter Kate Ferraro at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or go to www.douglascountynewspress.net/scores/ and click on Post to the Scoreboard.
they are fouling. “There are a lot of things we need to work on.”
MVHS boys roll over RCHS
There wasn’t much suspense in the boys half of the doubleheader as Mountain Vista’s up-tempo attack and pressure defense had Rock Canyon on the ropes early as the Golden Eagles (14-1, 3-0 Continental) rolled to an 86-65 victory. Mountain Vista leads all the state’s Class 5A teams in scoring, averaging 82.2 points per game, and the Golden Eagles were led by Jake Pemberton in the win over the Jaguars. Pemberton scored 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out eight assists, made two steals and blocked three shots. Both the Rock Canyon girls and boys teams responded to the setbacks with wins over Douglas County on Jan. 24. Rock Canyon’s girls jumped to a 31-9 first quarter lead on the way to a 70-46 win over the Huskies (6-8, 0-3 Continental). Mitch Lombard, who led the Jaguars boys with 19 points in the loss to Mountain Vista, scored 17 to pace a 60-50 win over Douglas County that left Rock Canyon with a 2-1 Continental League mark and 9-6 overall record, while dropping the Huskies to 3-12 and 0-3 in league play.
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Metro Creative Connection
he culmination of the American football season is on the horizon. Millions of people will tune in to watch two teams battle for the title of champion. While the teams may be busy prepping their lastminute offensive and defensive strategies, sports fans across the country are doing their own strategizing by planning the perfect game-day party. The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, later known as Super Bowl I, was played on Jan. 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs. Since that day, ardent fans and novices alike have been celebrating football by hosting their own viewing parties at home. These parties present yet another way for friends to get together. As the opening kickoff draws closer, here are some keys to Super Bowl party success. • Know your playing field. Your home is only so big, and that means you will have to limit the number of people you can invite. Crowding too many people into the house can be uncomfortable and dangerous, never mind trying to talk and hear above the cacophony of too many people. Take inventory of how many you can seat comfortably. You may need to move out larger furniture and move in folding chairs if you plan to accommodate more guests. If you live in a warmer climate, you may be able to hook up the television outside and host an outdoor event in the yard. This will enable even more people to attend.
• Size up your competition. Super Bowl Sunday is a once-ayear event. There will be thousands of like-minded individuals planning their own parties and utilizing the same services in your local area. Those who need to rent tables and chairs and rely on a caterer (or the services of the nearest pizza joint) should plan early. If you would like to have a football gathering, start laying the groundwork a few months in advance. This way you can leave deposits for any vendors and be secure in knowing you will have what you need come gameday. • Establish your play book. Will this be a chips-and-dips type of party or will you be offering more substantial fare? Is it adults-only or are guests able to bring their kids along? Make a list of questions that need to be answered and set up the party parameters. This way you will know what to stock up on in advance. Consider allocating a separate room in the house for kids’ play or for adults who are there for the social aspect of the party and will not necessarily be glued to the television. • Check your equipment. What is the Super Bowl without a means to watch the game? Retailers often offer the best deals on new televisions this time of year because they know sports fans want to upgrade their televisions for the big game. If yours is a TV that has seen better days or doesn’t offer the high-definition picture guests have come to expect, this may be the time to cash in holiday gift cards for a new flat-screen. If buying new isn’t a possibility at this time, there are centers that will rent electronics. • Watch the clock. Hardcore fans will not want to miss any of the action. Therefore, refreshments and other components of the party will have to coordinate to the timing of the game. Do the bulk of food preparation before kickoff and allow guests to mingle and fuel up before the game starts. Save finger foods and other snacks that are easily accessible for when the game starts. Guests can take a break at halftime and grab food and beverages that are set up buffet-style in another room. Hosts and hostesses also may want to consider serving as food “butlers” and constantly come out with new finger foods on trays and go around the room to ensure everyone doesn’t miss a moment of the game. • Don’t run interference. There’s not much entertainment that needs to be scheduled on game day apart from the game itself. Ensure that the television is situated so nobody’s view is obstructed and that people moving in and out of the room need not cross in front of the TV to get food or use the restroom. While it may be customary to decorate your home with a few decorations, ensure any decorations do not obstruct views of the game. To make things comfortable for the largest number of people, consider having two TVs tuned into the game running in separate rooms. This way, guests can mingle and not be tied to one area. Super Bowl parties are fun ways to enjoy the last football game of the season and have a houseful of guests celebrate and socialize.
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clubs in your community Continued from Page 17
Castle RoCk Civitan Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays at Castle Rock Senior Center. Call Phyllis Tumey at 303688-5610.
Castle RoCk Colorado Genealogical Society presents a genealogy-related educational program the third Saturday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. The society also offers a weekly, open genealogy forum from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the library, as well as other monthly programs. Visit crcgs.org for calendar of events and more information.
Castle RoCk Eagles Aerie No. 3947 meets at 7:30 p.m. every second Tuesday at 1300 Caprice Drive. The auxiliary meets at 7:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesdays.
Castle RoCk High Noon Rotary Club meets for lunch at noon every Thursday at the Philip S. Miller Library in Downtown Castle Rock. For more information, call Les Lilly at 303-688-9255 or visit www.CRHN-Rotary.com.
Castle RoCk Quilt Club meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. eon the first Tuesday of every month at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. All persons interested in quilting are encouraged to attend. Go to www.crqc.org for more information and directions Castle RoCk Toastmasters International meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays in the Chevrolet Building at Medved Autoplex, 1404 S. Wilcox St. in Castle Rock. Call 303-814-6713. Civil aiR Patrol Douglas Cadet Squadron meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock. Cadets may join at 12-18 years of age. Civil Air Patrol is the offical auxiliary of the US Air Force. Its volunteer membership includes both Senior members (adults) as well as cadets who are trained to play a leading role in search and rescue, aerospace education and disaster relief for America. For more information contact Unit Commander, Lt John Motley at 303-688-3930 or email: jmot161@ gmail.com. Community BiBle Study of Castle Rock, an inter-denomi-
national Bible Study, meets at Heritage Evangelical Free Church, 55 N. Heritage Blvd., in Founders Village. every Wednesday from
9:15-11:15 a.m. We are on summer break now but the season begins Sept. 4. We will be studying the books of Mark, James and 1st John. We offer a children’s program from nursery through home schooled high school students. Contact Julie at 818-601-1752 or email@example.com.
CentRal ColoRado Quarter Horse Association meets every first Thursday. For meeting site and times, call Jim Olson at 303841-6034 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Civil aiR Patrol, Douglas Composite Squadron, cadets and senior members meet from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock. Call Roberta Richardson at 303-841-9004 or Erin Anderson at 719-683-9387. ColumBine GenealoGiCal and Historical Society meets ev-
ery second and third Tuesdays from January to May and again from September through November. Call Don Elliott at 303-841-3712.
dauGhteRs of the American Revolution Piney Creek chapter
meets at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday from September to May. Call Carol Rohwedder at 303-805-9983 or Paula Lasky at 303-690-5168
douGlas County 4-H Club Red Tail Mountaineers meets first
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Wednesday each month at 7 p.m. Call 303-791-0474.
the douGlas County Garden Club meets from 1-3 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month primarily at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Meetings include speakers on a variety of horticulture topics for all levels of gardening interest and knowledge. Visitors welcome. For date and meeting location changes, and additional club information, go to www.douglascountygardenclub.org or call Cindy at 303-625-3085. douGlas County FFA Alumni meets at 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday at Douglas County High School. Call Denise at 303-9059531 or Wendy at 720-219-0813 for information. douGlas masoniC Lodge No. 153 A.F and A.M. meets at 7:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. Call 303-688-4131 or 303-688-3382. dulCimeR CluB and Acoustic Slow Jam Meeting at Miller Library. All skill levels. Times to be decided. Basic instruction for beginners the first half hour. Some dulcimers to loan. Music/tab provided. No fees; just fun. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar welcome. Contact Jesse at 303-688-9199 or email@example.com
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Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0755 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/4/2013 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: YANCY CISNEROS AND RAUL MADRID-MARROQUIN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MEGASTAR FINANCIAL CORP., A COLORADO CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/28/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 8/29/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008060879 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $177,022.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $166,813.83 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, BALDWIN PARK ESTATES FILING NO. 1 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP RECORDED AUGUST 18, 1978 UNDER RECEPTION NO. 222227, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1203 Butterfield Lane, 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, March 26, 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: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/10/2013 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: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07241 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No. 2013-0755 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0722 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MARK M JENSEN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR CHERR Y CREEK MORTGAGE CO., INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/30/2012 Recording Date of DOT: 12/7/2012 Reception No. of DOT: 2012094436 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $166,920.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $166,416.41 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 timely make payments as required under 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 1, Block 4, Silver Heights Subdivision according to the plat of said subdivision filed with the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County on July 21, 1958 as Document No. 103535, except that portion conveyed to The Department of Highways, State of Colorado, in deed recorded July 21, 1964 in Book 158 at Page 231, and except that portion conveyed to Villages at Castle Rock Metropolitan District No. 8, in deed recorded January 12, 1988 in Book 770 at Page 834, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 3576 N Allen St, 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, March 5, 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
Legal Description of Real Property: Lot 1, Block 4, Silver Heights Subdivision according to the plat of said subdivision filed with the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County on July 21, 1958 as Document No. 103535, except that portion conveyed to The Department of Highways, State of Colorado, in deed recorded July 21, 1964 in Book 158 at Page 231, and except that portion conveyed to Villages at Castle Rock Metropolitan District No. 8, in deed recorded January 12, 1988 in Book 770 at Page 834, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 3576 N Allen St, 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, March 5, 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: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 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: SHEILA J FINN Colorado Registration #: 36637 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31418 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0722 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0726 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KARL A. CLINGER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/7/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 5/12/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010029282 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $206,196.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $203,891.94 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 23, BLOCK 1, CASTLENORTH FILING NO.2, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 988 Oakwood Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80104-1633 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, March 5, 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: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 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: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07117 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0726 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0730 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/18/2013 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: JASON ANDERSON AND ELISHA QUINTANA Original Beneficiary: CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/26/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 10/4/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005095043** DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $346,050.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $358,666.19 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. **MODIFIED THROUGH A LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT DATED MAY 25, 2012 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 12, BLOCK 2, CRYSTAL VALLEY RANCH FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO
the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JASON ANDERSON AND ELISHA QUINTANA Original Beneficiary: CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/26/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 10/4/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005095043** DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $346,050.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $358,666.19 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. **MODIFIED THROUGH A LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT DATED MAY 25, 2012 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 12, BLOCK 2, CRYSTAL VALLEY RANCH FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 862 Eaglestone Drive, 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, March 12, 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/20/2013 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: HOLLY DECKER Colorado Registration #: 32647 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-945-25540 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0730 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0736 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/19/2013 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: CHEN SEM AND LYDA SEM Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-19CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-19CB Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/31/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 6/8/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006048468 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $201,295.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $189,428.25 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 48, THE MEADOWS FILING NO. 16- PARCELS 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2ND AMENDMENT, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1814 Hogan Court, 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, March 12, 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/20/2013 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: WAYNE E VADEN Colorado Registration #: 21026 PO BOX 18997 , DENVER, COLORADO 80218 Phone #: (303) 377-2933 Fax #: (303) 377-2934 Attorney File #: 13-081-05319 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0736 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Elbert NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0739 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/20/2013 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: SHIRLEY J MASON Original Beneficiary: CITIMORTGAGE, INC.
PUBLIC NOTICE Elbert NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0739 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/20/2013 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: SHIRLEY J MASON Original Beneficiary: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/23/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 12/2/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005116016 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $310,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $275,868.87 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. 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: A TRACT OF LAND SITUATED IN THE NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 65 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, D O U G L A S C O U N T Y , C O L O R A D O, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS F O L L O W S : COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST ¼ AND CONSIDERING THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ¼ TO BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST WITH ALL BEARINGS CONTAINED HEREIN RELATIVE THERETO; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 1033.52 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 1369.92 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF PONY EXPRESS ROAD; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR THE NEXT FIVE (5) COURSES;1. THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 69.41 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE; 2. THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT A DISTANCE OF 338.63 FEET, SAID CURVE HAS A RADIUS OF 250.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGEL OF 77 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 27 SECONDS TO A POINT OF TANGENT: 3. THENCE NORTH 12 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID TANGENT A DISTANCE OF 37.40 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE;4. THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT A DISTANCE OF 303.41 FEET, SAID CURVE HAS A RADIUS OF 230.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 75 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 00 SECONDS TO A POINT OF TANGENT; 5. THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID TANGENT A DISTANCE OF 953.65 FEET: THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 923.44 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 1458.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 11070 S East Cherry Creek Rd, Elbert, CO 80116
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, March 12, 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/26/2013 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: HOLLY DECKER Colorado Registration #: 32647 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-049-25556 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0739 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0745 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/22/2013 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: JEFFREY A VINLUAN AND MARYBETH CATOLINE Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/31/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 11/10/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008075375 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $260,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $230,565.39 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.
To Whom It May Concern: On 11/22/2013 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: JEFFREY A VINLUAN AND MARYBETH CATOLINE Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/31/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 11/10/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008075375 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $260,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $230,565.39 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 66, BLOCK 1, METZLER RANCH FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 3670 Rawhide Circle, 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, March 12, 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/26/2013 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: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9105.100008.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0745 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0746 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/22/2013 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: CLIFFORD C. CRAIG, III Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN A DIVISION OF NAT. CITY BANK OF IN Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF11, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF11 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/24/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 5/31/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006045458 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $241,600.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $275,070.00 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.***Loan Modification Agreement recorded on July 31, 2013 at Reception No. 2013063833 in Douglas County, Colorado. 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 3, THE MEADOWS FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 5864 S Meadow Lark Pl, 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, March 12, 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/26/2013 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: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9106.02557B *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0746 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0750
January 30, 2014
PUBLIC NOTICE Public Trustees
Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0750 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/26/2013 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: JENNIFER CARLSON Original Beneficiary: KB HOME MORTGAGE COMPANY Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/30/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 9/9/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005085977 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $176,357.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $154,506.89 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: the failure to timely make payments as required under 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 83, BLOCK 1, CASTLEWOOD RANCH FILING NO.1, PARCEL 12, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 5933 Turnstone Place, 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, March 19, 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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/26/2013 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: EVE M GRINA Colorado Registration #: 43658 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31509 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0750 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0751 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/27/2013 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: BRIAN J. ROHLING Original Beneficiary: CHERRY CREEK MORTGAGE CO., INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/29/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 8/7/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009063774 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $200,305.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $189,072.57 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 timely make payments as required under 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 23, BLOCK 3, FOUNDERS VILL A G E FI L I N G N O . 9 , C O U N TY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1273 North Heritage Avenue, Castle Rock, CO 80104 The Deed of Trust was modified by a document recorded in Douglas County on 9/30/2009, Reception number 2009075855. Reason modified and any other modifications: Physical Address. 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, March 19, 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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/27/2013 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: EVE M GRINA Colorado Registration #: 43658 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400,
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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/27/2013 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: EVE M GRINA Colorado Registration #: 43658 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31504 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
January 30, 2014
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0751 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Sedalia NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0761 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/5/2013 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: HOWARD T HARDY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR MEGASTAR FINANCIAL CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/5/2012 Recording Date of DOT: 10/15/2012 Reception No. of DOT: 2012077814 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $328,652.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $324,289.12 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: PART OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE NORTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER AND THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 68 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE WEST ONEQUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 1863.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; PUBLIC NOTICE THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 533.48 ORDINANCE NO.SOUTH 9.213 89 DEGREES FEET; THENCE A Bill for an Ordinance to Approve the 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, Intergovernmental Agreement 286.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTHBetween 01 DEthe Town Parker 00 andSECONDS Douglas GREES 54 of MINUTES County 132.70 Concerning Animal ShelWEST, FEET;Joint THENCE SOUTH tering 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 150.00 FEET; The Town of Parker Council adopted this THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 54 Ordinance 00 on January 21, WEST, 2014. 400.78 MINUTES SECONDS FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH The textTHE of theNORTHWEST ordinance is available LINEfullOF ONEfor Q Upublic A R T Einspection R O F Sand A I Dacquisition S E C T I Oin N the 7; office of the Town 89 Clerk, 20120 East THENCE NORTH DEGREES 41 Mainstreet,00Parker, Colorado. MINUTES SECONDS WEST, 436.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Carol Baumgartner, CMC of: 2476 North Which has the address Town Clerk State Highway 67, Sedalia, CO 80135
Legal Notice No.: 924799 NOTICE OF SALE First current Publication: January 30, 2014 of Debt The holder of the Evidence Last Publication: January 2014 secured by the Deed of 30, Trust described Publisher: Douglas County News-Press 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, March 26, 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 Public Notice and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured HEARING by the Deed of NOTICE OF PUBLIC Trust, attorneys’ theTown expenses Notice plus is hereby given fees, that the of sale and other items allowed by law, Council shall hold public hearings conand will deliver to the purchaser a Certificcerning vacating easements, located on ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. property described in Exhibit A and Exhibit First Publication: 1/30/2014 B and generally located south of Milford Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: News Press Lane in theDouglas VillagesCounty of Parker Filing No. Dated: 21 Lot 3,12/10/2013 Town of Parker, Colorado pursuGEORGE J KENNEDY ant to the Town of Parker Land DevelopDOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee ment Ordinance. The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the The public hearings to be held before legal holder of the are indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Town Council February 3, and February Colorado Registration #: 40391 18, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. or as soon as 1199 BANNOCK STREET, possible thereafter. The public hearings DENVER, COLORADO 80204 shall be#:held in 813-1177 the Council Chambers Phone (303) located in the Parker Fax #: (303) 813-1107Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Colorado, or at Attorney File #:Parker, 1068.100020.F01 *YOUother MAY TRACK such time or placeFORECLOSURE in the event this SALE DATES on the Public webhearing is adjourned. FurtherTrustee information site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustis available through the Town Planning ee/ Department at (303) 841-0353. Legal Notice No.: 2013-0761 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: PART OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE NORTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER AND THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 68 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE WEST ONEQUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 1863.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 533.48 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 286.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 132.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 150.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 400.78 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 436.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Which has the address of: 2476 North State Highway 67, 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, March 26, 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: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/10/2013 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: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1068.100020.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0761 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 1.426 A Bill for an Ordinance to Vacate a Drainage and Slope Easement Located in Mainstreet Gate Filing No. 1 and Mainstreet Gate Filing No. 2, Town of Parker, Colorado The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on January 21, 2014. The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Carol Baumgartner, CMC Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 924800 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
Government Legals ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY ATTEND. EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION A PORTION OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AT BOOK 2133, PAGE 2211 OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY RECORDS, LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 66 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3, VILLAGES OF PARKER FILING NO. 21 AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. 00046264 OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY RECORDS; THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 S22°05’11”W, A DISTANCE OF 269.66 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID PAR-
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: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1068.100020.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0761 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF ADOPTED ORDINANCE Pursuant to Section 7-3 of the Town of Castle Rock Home Rule Charter, notice is hereby given that the Town Council did adopt the following named and described Ordinance during its Regular meeting on January 21, 2014, which commenced at 6:00 P.M. at the Castle Rock Town Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 Title of Adopted Ordinance: Ordinance No. 2014-01: An Ordinance annexing to the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado a 61.883 acre property located in part of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 67 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Douglas County, State of Colorado (Hangman’s Gulch Annexation). Subject Matter Summary: The purpose of the proposed Ordinance is to approve the annexation of an approximately 62 acre parcel of property currently located within unincorporated Douglas County into the Town of Castle Rock. The proposed annexation is known as the Hangman’s Gulch Annexation. Legal Notice No.: 924803 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 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 - Albert C Balika - Arapahoe County Airport Influence Area - Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority- Britton B Bounds - Colorado Central Power Company - Colorado Telephone Company Notice a Colorado Cottonwood IPublic Joint Venture, Joint Venture aka Cottonwood I Joint VenOF FINAL ture -NOTICE Cottonwood WaterPAYMENT and Sanitation District aka CWSD - Cottonwood Water NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN that Jr theand SewerISDistrict - David Hannah, Perry Park Water and Sanitation Duane Strawn aka Duane A Strawn -DisFD trict of Douglas County, willI Wilkins, Joint Venturer c/oColorado, Cottonwood makeVenture, final payment at the Joint a Colorado Jointoffices VentureofPerryAmerican Park Water and Sanitation Dis-First Title Insurance Company trict, Bacon Colorado on orInc after 4:30 p.m., Ford, and Davis - Fred A Boone Wednesday, February 19, 2014, to - George M Upton - James L Orr - James Stanek Constructors, Inc.surveyor for all work L Sincovec, registered land c/o done by said Contractor on the WaucJR Engineering Ltd - Jesse E Loyd, et ux ondahE WWTP Screen c/o ImproveJohn Baxter, Influent Vice President Platte ments, Commercial all of said construction being Valley Corporation - JRwithEnin or nearLtd the Waucondah Wastewater gineering - Katarina Van Veen - KatarTreatment PlantVan (5121 Country Club Dr.)ina and Peter Veen, Ten in Com in Douglas State of Colorado. Katarina andCounty, Peter Van Veen - Kathryn L Witt, Treasurer/Director c/o Cottonwood Any person, co-partnership, of Water and Sanitation Districtassociation - Kelly Chinpersons, company or corporation has nick c/o Cottonwood Water and that Sanitafurnished labor, materials, provisions, or tion District - Lester A Dixon, Jr et al other supplies usedTelephone or consumed byTelesuch Mountain States and Contractor or his Subcontractors in or graph Company - Patrick F Mulhern, Genabout the performance of the Water work coneral Manager c/o Cottonwood and tracted to beDistrict done and whoseVan claimVeen there-Sanitation - Peter fore has not been paid by Corporation, the Contractor Platte Valley Commercial a or his Subcontractor, at any up Valley to and Colorado Corporation aka time Platte including theCorporation time of final- settlement for Commercial Platte Valley the work contracted to be done, iscorreCommercial Corporation, a Nevada quired to file verifiedc/o statement of the poration, akaa PVCC Platte Valley amount dueCorporation, and unpaida on account of Commercial Colorado Corsuch claim to theValley Perry Federal Park Water and poration - Platte Savings Sanitation District, 5676 Rock and Loan Association c/oWest FDIC,Red Office of Drive, Larkspur, CO 80118, at orService before the Inspector General - Public CEL;time THENCE ALONG SAID EASTERLY the and date herein above shown. Company of Colorado aka Public Service LINE S83°46’15”E, OF to file Failure on the part AofDISTANCE any claimant Company - Public Trustee, Douglas such statement of Joint claim prior to County - Robert M Inman, Venturer 37.15 verified FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINsuch final statement release said c/o Cottonwood I Joint will Venture, a ColorNING; Perry ParkVenture Water -and Sanitation District, ado Joint Rock Springs Royalty its Board of- Roger Directors, officers, agents and Company W Woodbury - Stephen THENCE N57°16’48”E, Aany DISTANCE OF employees, of andKfrom and Venturer all liabilE Geist - Stephen Small, Joint 106.02 FEET TO ITHE ity such claim. c/ofor Cottonwood JointEASTERLY Venture, aLINE ColorOF adoSAID JointPARCEL; Venture - Steven J Kornbrust PERRY PARK WATER The Castlewood Corporation - Union PaAND SANITATION DISTRICT cific Railroad Company THENCE ALONG SAID EASTERLY By: Diana Miller, LINE THE FOLLOWING THREE (3) District You andManager each of you are hereby notified COURSES: that on the 3rd day of November 2005 the 1. S08°18’14”E, A 924796 DISTANCE 17.57 of Legal Notice No.: then County Treasurer of theOF County FEET; First Publication: January 30, 2014 sold at Douglas, in the State of Colorado, Last Publication: February 6, 2014 public tax lien sale to Katarina and Peter 2. S60°28’12”W, A DISTANCE OF 84.94 Publisher: County Van Veen,Douglas Ten In Com theNews-Press following deFEET; scribed real estate situate in the County 3. N83°46’15”W, A DISTANCE OF 17.93 of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
CONTAINING 1,293 SQUARE FEET AM/L OR LOT 81 COTTONWOOD 7 0.103 0.030 (WELLACRES, SITE) MORE OR LESS.
and said County Treasurer issued a certiEXHIBIT B ficate purchase therefore to Katarina LEGALofDESCRIPTION and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com. That A DRAINAGE EASEMENT LOCATED said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the IN LOT 3, VILLAGES OF PARKER FILdelinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2004. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Platte Valley Commercial Corp for said year 2004. That on the 28th day of April 2010 said Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com assigned said certificate of purchase to Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District.That said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District on the 27th day of November 2013 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 8th day of May 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 14th day of January 2014
23 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 - Albert C Balika - Arapahoe County Airport Influence Area - Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority- Britton B Bounds - Colorado Central Power Company - Colorado Telephone Company Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture aka Cottonwood I Joint Venture - Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District aka CWSD - Cottonwood Water and Sewer District - David Hannah, Jr Duane Strawn aka Duane A Strawn - F D Wilkins, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture First American Title Insurance Company Ford, Bacon and Davis Inc - Fred A Boone - George M Upton - James L Orr - James L Sincovec, registered land surveyor c/o JR Engineering Ltd - Jesse E Loyd, et ux John E Baxter, Vice President c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - JR Engineering Ltd - Katarina Van Veen - Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten in Com Katarina and Peter Van Veen - Kathryn L Witt, Treasurer/Director c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Kelly Chinnick c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Lester A Dixon, Jr et al Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company - Patrick F Mulhern, General Manager c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Peter Van Veen Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Nevada corporation, aka PVCC c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation - Platte Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association c/o FDIC, Office of the Inspector General - Public Service Company of Colorado aka Public Service Company - Public Trustee, Douglas County - Robert M Inman, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture - Rock Springs Royalty Company - Roger W Woodbury - Stephen Public NoticeJoint Venturer E Geist - Stephen K Small, c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a ColorNOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT ado Joint Venture - Steven J Kornbrust The Castlewood Corporation - Union PaNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the cific Railroad Company Perry Park Water and Sanitation District and of Douglas Colorado, will You each of County, you are hereby notified make payment at the offices of that on final the 3rd day of November 2005 the PerryCounty Park Water and of Sanitation Disthen Treasurer the County of trict, Colorado on or after 4:30sold p.m., Douglas, in the State of Colorado, at Wednesday, February 19, and 2014, to public tax lien sale to Katarina Peter Stanek Constructors, Inc.following for all work Van Veen, Ten In Com the dedone byreal said Contractor Waucscribed estate situate inon thethe County of ondah WWTP Influent Screen ImproveDouglas, State of Colorado, to wit: ments, all of said construction being within or 81 near the Waucondah LOT COTTONWOOD 7 Wastewater 0.103 AM/L Treatment Plant (5121 Country Club Dr.) (WELL SITE) in Douglas County, State of Colorado. and said County Treasurer issued a certiAny person, co-partnership, association of ficate of purchase therefore to Katarina persons, or corporation thatThat has and Petercompany Van Veen, Ten In Com. furnished labor, or said tax lien salematerials, was madeprovisions, to satisfy the other supplies usedassessed or consumed by such delinquent* taxes against said Contractor or his or real estate for the Subcontractors year 2004. That in said aboutestate the performance work conreal was taxed of or the specially astracted toinbe done and whose claim Valley theresessed the name(s) of Platte fore has not Corp beenfor paid byyear the 2004. Contractor Commercial said That or his at any time up Katarto and on theSubcontractor, 28th day of April 2010 said including the time of finalTen settlement for ina and Peter Van Veen, In Com asthe work to purchase be done,toisCotresigned saidcontracted certificate of quired to Water file a verified statement of the tonwood & Sanitation District.That amount due andWater unpaid on account of said Cottonwood & Sanitation Dissuchon claim to theday Perry Park Water2013 and trict the 27th of November Sanitation 5676 Red Rock the presentDistrict, holder of saidWest certificate, has Drive, request Larkspur, COthe 80118, at or of before made upon Treasurer said the timeforand datetoherein above shown. County a deed said real estate; That Failure on theDeed part of file a Treasurer’s willany be claimant issued fortosaid such verified statement of claim prior to real estate to the said Cottonwood Water such final statement said & Sanitation District at will 1:00release o’clock P.M., Perry Water District, on thePark 8th day of and MaySanitation 2014 unless the its Board Directors, officers, agents and same hasofbeen redeemed. Said property employees, of and from allatliabilmay be redeemed from any saidand sale any ity forprior suchtoclaim. time the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this PERRY WATER2014 14th dayPARK of January AND SANITATION DISTRICT By: DianaA. Miller, /s/ Diane Holbert District County Manager Treasurer of Douglas County
Legal Notice No.: 924796 924756 30, 2014 First Publication: January 23, Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of November 2005 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:
LOT 81 COTTONWOOD 7 (WELL SITE)
and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2004. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Platte Valley Commercial Corp for said year 2004. That on the 28th day of April 2010 said Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com assigned said certificate of purchase to Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District.That said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District on the 27th day of November 2013 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 8th day of May 2014 unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed said sale at any Publicfrom Notice time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT 14th day of January 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the /s/ Diane A. Holbert Perry Park Water and Sanitation DisCounty TreasurerCounty, of Douglas Countywill trict of Douglas Colorado, make final payment at the offices of Legal No.: 924756 PerryNotice Park Water and Sanitation DisFirst 23, 2014 trict,Publication: Colorado January on or after 4:30 p.m., Last Publication:February February 6,19, 2014 Wednesday, 2014, to Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Stanek Constructors, Inc. for all work done by said Contractor on the Waucondah WWTP Influent Screen Improvements, all of said construction Public Notice being within or near the Waucondah Wastewater Treatment Plant (5121 Country Club Dr.) NOTICE OF ADOPTED ORDINANCE in Douglas County, State of Colorado. Pursuant to Section 7-3 of the Town of Any person, association Castle Rock co-partnership, Home Rule Charter, notice of is persons,given company that has hereby that or thecorporation Town Council did furnished labor, materials, provisions, or adopt the following named and described other supplies used consumed by such Ordinance during itsorRegular meeting on Contractor his Subcontractors in or January 21,or 2014, which commenced at about the at performance of the workCouncon6:00 P.M. the Castle Rock Town tracted to be done therecil Chambers, 100and N. whose Wilcox claim St., Castle fore has been paid by the Contractor Rock, COnot 80104 or his Subcontractor, at any time up to and including the timeOrdinance: of final settlement for Title of Adopted the work contracted to be done, is reOrdinance No. 2014-02: quired to file a verified statement of the An Ordinance Amending The Town’s amountDistrict due andMap unpaid on account of Zone By Approving A such claim the To Perry Water and Change Of to Zone I-2 Park General IndusSanitation 5676 Gulch West Red Rock trial In TheDistrict, Hangman’s AnnexaDrive, Larkspur, CO 80118, at or before tion Area. the time and date herein above shown. Failure on the Summary: part of any claimant to file Subject Matter such verified statement of claim prior to The purpose of the proposed Ordinance such final statement willGulch release said is to zone the Hangmas’s AnnexaPerry Water and Sanitation District, tion asPark I-2 General Industrial its Board of Directors, officers, agents and employees, and924804 from any and all liabilLegal Noticeof No.: ity forPublication: such claim.January 30, 2014 First Last Publication: January 30, 2014 PERRY PARK WATER Publisher: Douglas County News-Press AND SANITATION DISTRICT By: Diana Miller, District Manager
Legal Notice No.: 924796 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT TOWN OF PARKER STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on the 13th day of February, 2014, final settlement will be made by the Town of Parker, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Town of Parker and 53 Corporation, LLC, for the completion of Sierra School Detention Pond (CIP 13-07) and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said 53 Corporation, LLC 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 13th day of February, 2014, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on acTHE LINE SAID of countNORTHEASTERLY of such claim with theOFTown EXISTING DRAINAGE EASEMENT; Parker Council, c/o Director of Public Works, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker, THENCE N56°07’00”W ALONG SAID Colorado,34.43 80138. the part of LINE, FEETFailure TO THEon POINT claimant to file such statement prior to OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.044 such final settlement will relieve said Town ACRES, MORE OR LESS. of Parker from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Town of Parker Legal Notice 924810 Council, By: No.: Michael E. Sutherland, DirFirst Publication: January 30, 2014 ector of Public Works. Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Legal Notice No.: 924801 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 _________________________________ Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
ING NO. 21 MINOR DEVELOPMENT, A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 66 WEST OF THE SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, TOWN OF PARKER, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE S22°05’11”W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, 155.15 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF AN EXISTING DRAINAGE EASEMENT; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES: 1. THENCE N88°18’22”E, 17.76 FEET; 2. THENCE S56°07’00”E, 21.28 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N63°17’03”E, 18.54 FEET; THENCE N55°42’04”E, 51.63 FEET; THENCE S34°17’56”E, 30.00 FEET; THENCE S55°42’04”W, 53.62 FEET; THENCE S63°17’03”W, 3.62 FEET TO
PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Unclaimed Property, Douglas County Public Trustee To Whom It May Concern: On October 30, 2013, the real property owned by Jeanne Morris located at 1610 E. Mountain Brush Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 was sold at the foreclosure sale conducted by
The News-Press 23 Subject Matter Summary: The purpose of the proposed Ordinance is to zone the Hangmas’s Gulch Annexation as I-2 General Industrial
Legal Notice No.: 924804 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for 2013 TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PEDESTRIAN PROJECTS, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER TF 2013-024, TF 2013-030 AND TF 2013-039 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of the installation of 2-neck downs, pedestrian crossings, and ramps throughout Douglas County. The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2014, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.) A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Removal of Concrete Sidewalk – 269 SY • Concrete Sidewalk (6-Inch) – 182 SY • Median Cover Material (6-Inch) (Colored Patterned Concrete – 928 SF • Curb and Gutter Type 2 (Section II-B) – 331 LF Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of NOTICE work as set PUBLIC forth herein. NOTICE on OFthe CONTRACTORS Any questions bidding process may be directed toSETTLEMENT Robert Kenny, Project ManTOWN OF PARKER ager at 303.660.7490. STATE OF COLORADO For Planholder Information, Please Call NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSU303.660.7490 (Front Desk) ANT TO SECTION 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on the 13th Legal Notice No.: 924809 day of February, 2014, final settlement be made First Publication: January 30,will 2014 by Town of February Parker, State of ColorLastthe Publication: 6, 2014 ado, for and on account of a contract Publisher: Douglas County News-Press between Town of Parker and 53 Corporation, LLC, for the completion of Sierra School Detention Pond (CIP 13-07) and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said 53 Corporation, LLC 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 13th day of February, 2014, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Town of Parker Council, c/o Director of Public Works, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado, 80138. Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said Town of Parker from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Town of Parker Council, By: Michael E. Sutherland, Director of Public Works.
Legal Notice No.: 924801 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
Government Legals the Douglas County Public Trustee. The sale number is 2013-0455. The amount the property sold for exceeded the total amount owed to the lender, Citimortgage, by $74,104.81. This amount is now owed to Jeanne Morris less the cost of this publication notice. The legal description of the property is LOT 46, HIGHLANDS RANCH-FILING NO. 85-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. To claim the funds, contact the Douglas County Public Trustee, 402 Wilcox, Castle Rock, CO 80104, 303-660-7417. If the funds are not claimed by the owner entitled thereto before October 30, 2018, the funds will be transferred to the Colorado State Treasurer as part of the “Unclaimed Property Act”. Legal Notice No.: 2013-0455 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 924756 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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Medved Chevy Buick/GMC 1506 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7114. www.MedvedSouth.com
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MSRP $24,625 INCLUDES CCR, USAA PRIVATE OFFER 10K MILES PER YEAR $1000 DUE AT SIGNING .25 PER MILE OVERAGE O.A.C. RESIDUAL 56% 39 MONTHS
MONTH + TAX
Crew Cab 4x4
Over 900 TOTAL
LEASE MONTH + TAX MSRP $39660, 36 months at $349 per month plus tax 10,000 miles per year $1000 due at signing includes CCR, GM owner loyalty, incremental CCR, January IVC while supplies of IVC last .25 per mile overage O.A.C.Stk# G3621
MONTH + TAX
MONTH + TAX
MSRP $38480 INCLUDES REBATE, GM OWNER LOYALTY AWD SLE, TRAILER PKG
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INCLUDES CCR, GM OWNER LOYALTY MSRP $18105 10K MILES PER YEAR $1000 DUE AT SIGNING O.A.C. .25 PER MILE OVERAGE
For Sale on 40 acre
ANY REPAIR OR
MAINTENANCE (max savings of $150.00)
ALL MAKES / ALL MODELS
(up to 6 qts. of oil. diesel and synthetic extra. Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.)
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• OIL CHANGE • ROTATE • INSPECTION
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2014 Jeep Patriot
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ST QUAD CAB
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W.A.C. $2,299.00 DUE AT SIGNING.24 MONTH LEASE AT 10k MILES PER YEAR.LEASEE MUST QUALIFY FOR DENVER OWNER LOYALTY CASH AND LEASE THROUGH CHRYSLER CAPITAL.
MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE CONQUEST WAC MSRP $24880
2014 Dodge Dart
Stk# F3057T $219/MO (plus taxes & title), 36 mo lease 10,500miles per year. Stock # F3057T MSRP $28195, $999 due at signing( cash or trade) plus taxes and title. Must qualify for Compertitive Lease Conquest rebate of $1000.
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Must qualify for Conquest to Lease rebate of $1,000.00
Medved Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 1520 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7156. www.MedvedSouth.com
(720) 733-7119 www.MedvedSouth.com 1404 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104
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