February 27, 2014
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Sheriff candidates tackle issues at debate Three hopefuls talk guns, visions for future By Virginia Grantier
vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com Lora Thomas, Douglas County’s coroner running for sheriff, said at a Feb. 22 sheriff candidates’ debate she supports teachers being armed in schools. She wasn’t alone. Candidate John Anderson, a Castle Rock police commander, said he supported it, too, if teachers were trained, deputized — and suggested a pager system so that in an emergency teachers could press a button
and the school resource officer would know immediately which room the emergency was in, and so what level of assistance that particular teacher, based on training, could provide. Candidate Tony Spurlock, Douglas County undersheriff, said he was a “Second Amendment guy.” But he also talked about the chaos of gunbattles and that even trained officers make mistakes in those situations. He said there might be better options for protecting students than arming teachers and said it would cost a lot of money to train teachers. The three Republican candidates, who are seeking to replace term-limited David Weaver, met for the debate at Creekside Sheriff continues on Page 10
About 200 people showed up for the Feb. 22 Douglas County Sheriff’s debate in Parker. Candidate Lora Thomas is standing; candidate John Anderson is seated at the far end of the table and candidate Tony Spurlock is in the middle. Photo by Virginia Grantier
Castle Pines’ low crime stats ‘no surprise’ Sheriff ’s 2013 report of city shows little happened in numerous categories By Virginia Grantier
Nick Chavasse, of Castle Rock, stands outside the town’s rec center in protest to the petition drive that hopes to overturn Town Council’s recent decision to repeal the open-carry laws in public buildings and open space in the Town of Castle Rock or bring the issue to a town vote. The rec center was one of three locales that petitioners and protesters showed up at over the weekend of Feb. 22-23 to talk with citizens. Photo by Ryan Boldrey
Open-carry supporters, opponents sent away Castle Rock Post Office manager directs protesters, others off grounds By Virginia Grantier
vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com Organizers of a referendum effort — started after Castle Rock Town Council voted Jan. 28 to repeal a ban on the opencarrying of weapons in municipal buildings and facilities — said they were trying to get signatures on Feb. 22 at the post office when a couple with two barking dogs, later joined
by others, purposely yelled and caused so much disruption post office management forced everyone to leave. Jacob Vargish, one of the organizers, said the people with signs that had messages such as “Don’t let radicals trick you into signing away your civil rights,” spread around the parking lot and yelled as petition circulators approached postal patrons. On the other side, repeal supporter John Villachica, of Castle Rock verified Feb. 24 to the News-Press that he was the author of a recent email, which was encouraging repeal supporters to appear at the locations where signature gatherers of this “radical leftist group” planned to be. Villachica, who said he was just a con-
cerned citizen and not a member of any group, said he is concerned about the possible loss of civil rights. He also said he was voicing his First Amendment right to speak and to assemble when he and his family were threatened. He declined to say when that happened, where he was, or what type of threat or who it was that threatened him. Vargish said at about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the post office, two Castle Rock police cars arrived and talked to the protesters who then became silent, but then when police left “the yelling and haranguing resumed.” Vargish said one protester in particular Guns continues on Page 9
A lot of things didn’t happen in Castle Pines in 2013. There were, for example, no reports of bribery, embezzlement, extortion/blackmail, murder, manslaughter, kidnapping or prostitution. “The city of Castle Pines and Douglas County as a whole is truly a safe place to live … a safe place to work,” said Sgt. Ron Hanavan, sheriff’s office spokesman. Castle Pines City Councilmember Tera Radloff said the crime report was “great news” but she wasn’t really surprised. “Living in such a safe city is one of the many benefits that attracts people to Castle Pines in the first place and our citizens value (safety) greatly,” she said. There were crimes reported in Castle Pines in 2013, but fewer than in 2012 — a 4 percent decrease over all, according to Douglas County sheriff’s crime statistics that Capt. Darrin Weekly presented at a recent city council meeting. Weekly did say there had been more violent crimes, however, than the prior year. There were four rapes in 2013 compared to zero in 2012, the perpetrators all known to the victims, Hanavan said. Aggravated assaults were doubled: four assaults in 2013 compared to two in 2012. Simple assaults were up 70 percent because there were 17 simple assaults in 2013 compared to 10 in 2012. But car thefts decreased 50 percent because there was only one in 2013 and two in 2012. That’s why, although it’s good to keep tabs on the number of crimes in the city each year, looking at the percentage changes, which can change wildly from year to year, don’t mean much, Hanavan said. He said that in comparing Castle Pines’ Crime continues on Page 9
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February 27, 2014
Political challenges face three freshman lawmakers As the legislative session chugs along, three freshman lawmakers are trying to balance voting their personal ideology with that of the constituents who reside in their complicated districts. And if that isn’t hard enough, a couple of them are still trying to figure out where the stairwells and exits and other important places are located inside the Capitol. “The hardest thing for me was finding the bathroom,” said Sen. Bernie Herpin, RColorado Springs. “At my age, that’s important.” Herpin and senate colleagues George Rivera, R-Pueblo, and Rachel Zenzinger, DArvada, may not always agree on politics. But they share a common bond that is best summed up by the Grateful Dead’s “St. Stephen” — “One man gathers what another man spills.” The three gained their seats as a result of recall efforts that sent their predecessors packing. Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo lost to Herpin and Rivera in September recall elections that were spurred by the Democrats’ votes on gun legislation that became law last year. Zenzinger took over the seat that was held by fellow Democrat Evie Hudak, who resigned in November in the face of a recall effort. The three didn’t think they’d have their own nameplates inside the Senate’s chambers, at least so soon. But, here they are. And now that they’re here, they say they are trying to strike the right legislative balance while also trying to keep up with the sometimes complex and often maddening scene inside the Capitol. I asked Rivera — a former cop who had never held elected office prior to winning his seat — if he has found the legislative
it includes Manitou Springs, where Democrats dig the vibe. Morse barely lost the September recall election to Herpin, by a razor thin margin of 51 percent to 49 percent. Prior to becoming a state senator, Herpin’s political experience was limited to municipal government, having served on the city council there. But Herpin recently learned the hard way that things said inside council chambers get nothing like the attention they receive inside the Capitol. A couple of weeks ago, Herpin made process to be overwhelming. headlines during a committee hearing “I’d be lying if I said no,” Rivera said. where he was presenting a bill that sought “Because there were instances where I said, to repeal last year’s law that banned ammu‘Wow, what did I get myself into?’ ” nition magazines from carrying more than Getting around the building and figuring 15 rounds. The bill was a reaction to recent out how the legislative process works is one mass shootings where the killers carried thing. Going back to their brutally-drawn magazines that contained large numbers of districts to convince voters to send them ammunition rounds. back to the Capitol for a full term will be a Herpin was trying to make the point whole other ball of wax. that high-capacity magazines are unreliRivera is surrounded by Democrats in able and that perhaps it was “a good thing” Pueblo’s District 3. Heck, even his wife is a that Aurora theater shooting suspect James Democrat. Last September, Rivera became Holmes had a 100-round magazine because the first Republican to represent the Demo- it jammed. cratic stronghold since the 1930s. The senator’s comments were received “People were really fed up and upset with outrage by family members who lost with a lot of the laws that were passed in loved ones in the Aurora theater shooting. Denver,” he said, referring specifically to Herpin said his comments were taken gun bills and rural electric mandates. out of context, but that he understands the “The bottom line is this: It just doesn’t reaction. “I still think what I was trying to seem like they understand that although get across was correct, I just think I could they’re Democrat down there in Pueblo, have done it better,” he said. “It was my doggone it, they take them for granted at fault for not phrasing my remarks and taktheir peril.” ing into consideration the sensitivities of Then there’s Herpin’s Senate District 11, the subject.” which includes parts of Colorado Springs. Herpin said “it’s not pleasant” when Now, when folks think of the Springs, they asked what it was like to be on the receivassume that it’s about as safe for a Repub- ing end of bad press, rather than reading lican lawmaker as Duke University is for about someone else’s. Herpin then quipped Mike Krzyzewski. that at least he didn’t go as far as did former But Herpin’s district is a tough one, and Colorado Springs lawmaker Doug Bruce during his infamous antics on the first day of the 2008 legislative session. “I’ve not yet kicked the reporter or the photographer, so I’m not the worst yet,” column to resume next week Herpin said. Ann Macari Healey’s column will return in next week’s edition. B:10.25” Zenzinger hasn’t kicked a photographer yet either — and somehow, I just don’t see T:10.25”
that happening. Unlike Herpin, Zenzinger has no problem finding bathrooms in the Capitol, seeing as how she was once an aide to Democratic Sen. Mary Hodge of Adams County. The margin for error in Herpin’s district is pretty thin, but the one in Zenzinger’s District 19 is New York deli pastrami-like thin - and that’s thin! Hudak won the seat with 51 percent of the vote in 2008, which was a virtual landslide compared to 2012, when she won by a margin of 584 votes, or by less than 1 percent of the vote. Zenzinger doesn’t need a math lesson to figure out just how difficult her district is — after all, she ran Hudak’s successful 2012 campaign. She said she tries to convey to her divided constituency that what happens at the Capitol isn’t as divisive as they might think. “Ninety to 95 percent of the bills passed at the Capitol are actually bipartisan,” she said. “And people go, ‘No they’re not.’ Yes, they actually are. It’s just those 5 percent that are really divisive. And that’s challenging because 50 percent of my district will agree and 50 percent wont agree.” Zenzinger knows that she’s going to face a stiff challenge this November, regardless of who the Republican nominee turns out to be. She hopes that people will see she’s the same person who served on the Arvada City Council, but she knows full well that conservatives — especially gun enthusiasts — will try to paint her as the second coming of Evie Hudak. “I’m sure they’re going to try to say that,” Zenzinger said. “So what I’m hoping to demonstrate is that I was OK when I was on city council in representing you and I haven’t changed. Who Rachel Zenzinger is hasn’t changed. So I’m trying to do a good job in showing I am my own person.” Vic Vela is the legislative reporter for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Vic on Twitter, @VicVela1.
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Parents left waiting in halls at board meeting New attendance cap allows for about 60 audience members to be seated
BOARD UNPLUGGED MEETINGS DCSD encourages attendance at its new “Board Unplugged” meetings planned in schools throughout the county instead of the board room. These less formal events can accommodate larger crowds than the board room. They are set for March, April and May and substitute for the first of two regularly scheduled monthly board meetings. The first is at 6 p.m. March 3 at Cimarron Middle School, 12130 Canterberry Parkway, Parker. Regular meetings also are broadcast live at www. livestream.com/dcsdk12
By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org As dozens of people stood in a hall outside the meeting room during the Douglas County Board of Education’s Feb. 18 meeting, several county residents decried the board’s new meeting attendance cap. A district spokeswoman said earlier this month the meeting set-up allowed for a maximum of 87 seats. Of those, about 60 chairs were available for audience members. The remaining seats were reserved for media, board members and high-level administrators. The meeting room has a posted capacity of 145. The attendance cap is part of a recent policy change that also prohibits standing or sitting on the floor during the meetings. The never-publicly-discussed change came on the heels of a standing-room-only turnout in late January. A similarly large crowd tried to attend the Feb. 18 meeting, with those who could not find seats standing in a hallway just outside the board room. When seated audience members left the board room, security guards escorted people from the hallway one-by-one to fill the vacant chairs. District officials also escorted students, parents and teachers in and out of the room during the student and staff recognition portion of the meeting, allowing those attendants to temporarily stand during the short session. “This is unacceptable,” said Cristin Pat-
Seating in the Douglas County School District board of education’s meeting room in Castle Rock has been reduced. About 60 chairs were available for audience members at the regular Feb. 18 meeting. Fire code sets total capacity at 145. Photo by Jane Reuter terson, among the parents who stood outside the door waiting to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting. “You won’t agree to set up a computer in the hall with your innovative 21st-century LiveStream that is not compatible on mobile devices, yet you have a link to stream the Olympics on the district homepage? You allow way more than fire code into this room for student/staff recognition but will no longer accommodate the public you are charged to serve?” In an email written after the meeting, DCSD spokeswoman Paula Hans said a monitor is “not available outside the board room, so those interested in watching the board meeting may do so via the live stream from the comfort of their own home or oth-
11 seek vacant school board seat in Douglas County Candidates run gamut from supporters to critics By Jane Reuter
email@example.com The open Douglas County Board of Education seat has drawn applications from 11 Parker-area residents. The seat has been vacant since January, when board member Justin Williams reportedly resigned to spend more time with his family. The candidates include two former teachers, an attorney and charter school board member, and a small business owner, among others. They are Leah Bliesmer, Gary Colley, Suzanne Cortright, Gerald Elwell, Shaylee Holland, Dilpreet Jammu, David Ray, Richard Robbins, Mary Strain, Franceen Thompson and Raymond Varela.
Several of the 11 previously have expressed strong support of the current board’s direction while several others have been outspoken critics of its recent policies and decisions. Applicant interviews are planned March 3 before the “Board Unplugged” meeting set for 6 p.m. at Parker’s Cimarron Middle School. As of late Feb. 24, a district spokesperson said the time for those interviews had not yet been set. The current board is charged with conducting the candidate interviews and choosing Williams’ replacement. The District F seat represents portions of eastern and southern Parker and some of Elbert County. The term will expire in November 2015, at which time the board member chosen for the seat will need to seek election or step down.
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er location.” Cindy Barnard, president of Taxpayers for Public Education, noted that chairs had been removed from the room, and said the district is, “spending tax dollars to hire more security guards to god forbid keep somebody outside in the hallway so they can’t have access to their public meeting.” “The fire code is (for) 145 people and you’re not allowing 145 people in this room,” she said. “You have made a policy decision at some time behind a closed door to limit public access to our public meeting.” Barnard suggested the district choose a larger site from among its many schools in which to host future board meetings. District leaders cite the fire code as justi-
fication for the change, but fire officials said they do not make such determinations. “Standing and sitting in the aisles compromises safety/fire code and will no longer be allowed,” spokeswoman Paula Hans wrote in an email. “Our BOE room setup will only allow for 87 seats mainly due to the media area and unobstructed egress requirements. Fire code is 145 people, including BOE members and staff.” Castle Rock Fire Division Chief Rick Auston said county building officials set occupancy limits, not fire service employees. “If they have less than 145, they can arrange it however they want as long as they don’t block any exits,” Auston said. “If they have less than 145 and maintain access and corridors in accordance with what the building is designed for, that’s not an issue for me.” Hans said DCSD is reviewing its set-up with Castle Rock Fire. “We must not exceed the appropriate number of occupants, should an emergency arise that leads to an evacuation,” she wrote in an email.
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Former STEM teachers air concerns Te School leader says license not always top criteria for hiring of charter teachers By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org Katie Sullivan, who taught at STEM School and Academy for two months in in the fall of 2013, wasn’t licensed or qualified for her computer programming post. “I warned them I wasn’t highly qualified in my subject area,” said Sullivan, whose 13 years of prior teaching experience focused on elementary-level computer technology but no programming. “The principal told me that wasn’t a problem. They said, `That’s OK, you can learn how to do it and then teach it.’ So I gave it a shot.” Frustrated, Sullivan took early retirement just two months into the job. “I felt like I was letting the kids down because I wasn’t on top of my topic,” she
said. “A lot of the kids are really pretty advanced. Some would just work on their own and teach themselves. When it came to the more average kids who needed help, I was sort of at a loss to help them.” It wasn’t just the kids Sullivan felt deserved better. “I think a parent sending their child to a STEM school would expect to have some high-level computer classes, (not) to have an elementary computer teacher teaching high school programming,” she said. But STEM didn’t necessarily err in hiring Sullivan. Unlike their public school counterparts, Colorado charter school teachers aren’t required to have licenses. And STEM board president Matthew Smith said the best teachers aren’t necessarily licensed or subject experts. “Licensed teachers and especially experienced teachers often bring skill sets and credentials to your team you wouldn’t otherwise have, but we don’t require that. State law doesn’t require it,” he said, adding that
most of STEM’s teachers hold licenses. “Character and integrity are just as much a criteria for hiring as capability,” he said. “Sometimes you end up hiring people you believe have the basic character and values you want, and you try to train them to execute a skill maybe you can’t hire just because of the timing and availability of those resources on the market.” Smith said the school also reserves the right to fire those who aren’t ultimately compatible with the school or its needs. Former Spanish teacher Christine Henze was surprised when her position with STEM was terminated in early January. “Charters are like a one-man band,” said Henze, who like Sullivan did not have a teaching license when she started working there in August 2013. “They’re not subject to any kind of scrutiny.” Henze said the school insisted on fullimmersion foreign language education, which left students without the foreign language foundation needed for STEM’s project-based learning approach. Other
teachers there were intimidated by the administration, she claims, and parents sometimes exerted excessive control. Smith acknowledged a termination is “highly emotional,” but said procedures resulting in Henze’s dismissal were followed properly. By J STEM is working to find a balance be-jreut tween its teachers and philosophy, he said. “Building a school is a long-term jour- St ney. Teachers are a huge part of that,” hetalke said. Scho Smith, vice president of engineering forcent United Launch Alliance, believes his pres- C ence is part of that balance. ent “One of the reasons we try to have someharsh non-parent board members like myself isrespo the ability to really look long-term at thespen overall organizational health and strategy,”selor he said. Fo “We are human beings. When we havesuici students involved, we tend to see the wholenum world through their eyes and experience.in th That’s a valid perspective, but it can be a Th narrow one.” phie
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STEM School on shortened leash Charter school must hit academic, financial goals under new contract By Jane Reuter
email@example.com Three-year-old STEM School and Academy is under scrutiny for the next three years. During that time, it must mark several academic, operational and financial milestones to gain another contract renewal, according to an agreement approved Feb. 18 by the Douglas County School Board. Though no one from the Highlands Ranch charter school attended the district meeting, STEM’s board president said the school agrees with the limits placed on its charter contract, and already is on track to meeting those requirements. The milestones outlined in DCSD’s renewal application include maintaining academic performance levels, beefing up the board and its training, updating strategic plans, improving parent communications, and making its finances more transparent. “I can guarantee you from my seat on the board, we’re doing everything we know to build a strong team that’s aligned according to mission and vision,” STEM board president Matthew Smith said. He believes the district’s caution extends largely from the school’s early days.
“I think the progress made in the last few years has been phenomenal,” Smith said. “I recently met with the district leadership for a review of our status. I think the district’s very happy.” STEM, whose name reflects its focus on science, technology, engineering and math, is among 12 DCSD charter schools. A total of 730 sixth- through 11th-grade students attend the school, which is adding space for 12th-graders in fall 2014. Opening in August 2011, like other charters, the publicly-funded school operates independent of the district under a contract. Charters are, however, expected to perform to the same academic standards as traditional schools. The DCSD board granted the charter school only a three-year renewal instead of the standard five-year period, saying STEM’s situation is “different” from that of two others who recently gained five-year extensions. “This is something they’re asking for,” DCSD director of student and parent choice Tom McMillen told the school board. “They have been most forthcoming in requesting additional help in beefing up their board and (other matters). This is an agreement among friends.” Friendly though the agreement may be, board member Meghann Silverthorn said community rumblings aroused her concern about STEM.
The STEM School in Highlands Ranch must hit specific academic, operational and financial milestones in the next three years, the school district and the school recently agreed. Photo by Jane Reuter “I’ve heard from a number of parents independently,” she said. “This has been building slowly over the last three years. Would it be possible … to maybe have some kind of yearly report in addition to the three-year timeline for us to keep tabs on what’s going on?” “I’ve gotten those same phone calls,” McMillen said, “some of whom are current parents, some are former parents. We’ve been hearing from the community; we feel like we need to have a little bit closer tabs.” Smith acknowledged STEM’s debut was
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difficult. “We had a lot of turnover after that first year,” he said, but praised Principal Penny Eucker for progress made in her less than two years at the school’s helm. STEM’s rapid growth — from about 400 in August 2011 to a forecast of 900 by fall 2014 — also has been challenging. “Our growth level is not typical,” Smith said. “Managing that growth while you’re trying to do two major constructions and stabilize your faculty and administrative staff — those are huge challenges.”
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At 8 a.m. March 4 there will be a meet-the-candidates forum at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox. St., featuring the candidates vying for the four town council seats up for grabs on April 1. The event is sponsored by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Castle Rock Economic Development Council. Also: Castle Rock residents who want to be a write-in candidate for the town council election need to submit an affidavit of intent with the town clerk by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information, go to www.crgov.com.
Harp concert March 8
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Heavenly Harp — a duo, harpist Karin Gunderson and her daughter Joy Gunderson — will give a free concert at 7 p.m. March 8 at Faith Lutheran Church, 303 N. Ridge Road, in Castle Rock. The concert, called “With Thankful Hearts,” will include the duo’s favorite songs. Also, Karin Gunderson will share stories about her work as a harpist for a hospice — anecdotes that are also in her book, “Encounters with Heaven: Stories of God’s Surprising Presence.” For more information, go to www.HeavenlyHarp.org or call 303-688-3476.
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Russian organist Marina Omelchenko, hosted by a Castle Rock family, will perform a free benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish, 18000 E. Arapahoe Rd. in Aurora. Offerings will be accepted and the proceeds will go to benefit Mary Mother of God Mission Society, a nonprofit organization that assists the many impoverished and homeless people of Vladivostok, according to a news release. Alexei Parshin, a professor of organ at the Moscow Conservatory and noted concert organist, has stated that Omelchenko is a “great musician, perfectly equipped with a wide and professional musical education.” For more information, call 303-766-3800.
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Teen suicides draw discussion at meeting Parents, staff and board ponder recent Douglas County tragedies By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org Staff, board and community members talked during the Feb. 18 Douglas County School District board meeting about the recent rash of teen suicides. Comments ranged wildly, with one parent calling for parental unity, a teacher harshly criticizing the superintendent’s response and a student suggesting DCSD spend more money on high school counselors. Four Douglas County teens were lost to suicide between Jan. 31 and Feb. 11 — a number equal to the total of teen suicides in the county in 2013. ThunderRidge High School senior Sophie Pepin asked if more money would be allocated to high school counseling, noting some students are shifted to peer counselors when adult professionals aren’t available. At about 900-to-1, DCSD’s ratio of students to counselors is well below the 250-
‘I feel the mental health system has been broken for a long time.’ Jason Germain, DCSD special educator director to-1 level recommended by the American School Counselor Association. When elementary schools — which don’t have counselors — are excluded, the ratio of students to counselors at the middle and high school levels is 350-to-1, according to DCSD staff. School leaders said they can’t yet commit to hiring more counselors. “There are just a lot of things competing for that money,” said Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen, specifically noting the district’s intent to increase staff pay. “It’ll definitely be part of the conversation.” DCSD special education director Jason Germain told the board that student mental health continues to be a high priority. Teachers are “on the front lines” identifying potentially troubled children, he said, adding that the problem extends well beyond school doors to the nation’s approach
to mental health. “I feel the mental health system has been broken for a long time,” he said. School board member Craig Richardson agreed. “Adolescence onset is occurring earlier and earlier,” he said. “We’re (also not) defining adulthood until the age of 26. (So) we’ve elongated this period of adolescent stress … precisely at the time that we’ve dismantled our mental health care system. And we wonder why we have problems in addressing the needs of our students.” Parent Becky Barnes, traditionally a strong board supporter, addressed the issue during the public comment portion of the meeting. She said high school sports rivals Castle View and Douglas County came together after the deaths, which included two DCHS students.
“We as a community need to come together for the sake of our children and the negativity must stop,” she said. “Let’s take the advice of our children — be strong, supportive and make the difference.” Another parent read a letter written by a teacher that criticized Fagen for not having a physical presence at DCHS. You weren’t even in the back of the room, attached to your cell phone, there but not present for the teachers you claim to care so much about. You didn’t even see fit to send DCHS Staff an email thanking us for all that we are doing for students under such difficult circumstances”You weren’t there thanking us for the countless hours we held students’ hands while they cried,” Amy McDowell read. “You didn’t even see fit to send DCHS staff an email thanking us for all that we are doing for our students under such difficult circumstances.” The letter also asked where a teacher could submit their work with distressed students as evidence to support a “highly effective” performance rating. “There is no way to evaluate that, and if there was, I would be undisputedly highly effective and you, Liz, would be working on that resume because you would be out of a job,” McDowell read.
And then there were 14, officially... Prospective candidates have until Feb. 28 to file as write-ins By Virginia Grantier
vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com After a town council candidate’s petition
three submitted with some invalid signatures was
corrected by the Feb. 19 deadline, there are officially 14 candidates running for four Castle Rock seats. Biographical information of 11 of those first14 candidates was published in the Feb. 20 ennyedition of the News-Press and can also be thanviewed at www.castlerocknewspress.net. In District 5, Floyd Bacon and Charles t 400Fletcher are challenging incumbent Renee y fall
Valentine. Valentine and Bacon were profiled last week. Fletcher, meanwhile, has lived in Castle Rock 12 years, has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon, and is a technical product manager for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. He has served as chairman of the town’s Utilities Commission for three years and is running “to bring back a focus on representing the citizens of Castle Rock, and to help steer our future so that we maintain our cultural identity and sense of individuality.” In District 6, there are four candidates who want the seat being vacated by retiring Councilmember Clark Hammelman. Candidates David Hickey and Matt Werner were profiled last week. Candidates George Teal and Andrew Nemeth, whose petition was
Wrong-way driver killed in crash
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Vernon Liggett, 51, of Castle Rock, dies in Highway 86 wreck By Chris Michlewicz
email@example.com Investigators suspect alcohol or drugs as a factor in a fatal crash near Franktown. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene at 7:12 p.m. Feb. 21 and closed Highway 86 for several hours to investigate. Trooper Nate Reid, public information officer for CSP, said a 1995 Plymouth Neon was traveling west in the eastbound lanes without its headlights on. A Chevrolet 3500
pick-up truck was driving eastbound on Highway 86 “when they collided front to front” near mile marker six, Reid said. Vernon Liggett, the driver of the Plymouth Neon, was pronounced dead at the scene. Reid identified him as a 51-year-old Castle Rock resident. The driver of the pickup, Willard Sodowsky, 70, of Franktown, was transported to Parker Adventist Hospital with serious injuries. Excessive speed is not being considered as a factor, but police suspect drugs or alcohol were involved. Both men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The results of a toxicology test on Liggett will take 3-4 weeks.
Former DA Jim Peters dies Peters’ legacy honored by officials, local municipalities Staff report The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office has announced the passing of former DA Jim Peters. Peters died Feb. 19 after an extended battle with cancer. He was the predecessor to Carol Chambers, serving the 18th Judicial District from 1997 to 2005. Peters successfully prosecuted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, the man who killed four people at Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. District attorney George Brauchler said Peters’ “legacy is one few could match.” “Our community has lost one of the
great champions for justice,” he said. “Jim inspired prosecutors — both novice and seasoned — to give victims a voice and vigorously pursue justice for them, ever mindful of the need to temper the application of our laws with mercy.” Peters’ funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, 8035 South Quebec Street in Centennial. Arapahoe and Lincoln counties lowered their county flags Feb. 21 and will do so through the day of the funeral. Douglas County will lower its flag at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office will lower their flag through the day of the funeral as well. The U.S. and state flags will be lowered on the day of the funeral.
corrected in time to be added to the ballot Feb. 19, are highlighted below. Teal, a Castle Rock resident since 1998, has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Northern Colorado, was a U.S. Army officer, and now is a software project manager who started his own business in 2004. He said he’s running because he’s “committed to better representing my neighbors in District 6.” Nemeth has lived in Castle Rock since 2011, has a bachelor’s degree in practical theology from Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, owns Foremost Creative, a web design firm and is a youth pastor at The Rock Church in The Meadows development. He says he is running to make a positive impact and hopes to continue the controlled growth “that makes Castle Rock
the growing community it is with that small town feel we all love.” District 7 candidates Max Brooks and Brett J. Ford, both vying for the seat of termlimited Councilmember Joe Procopio, were profiled last week. District 3 incumbent Councilmember Jennifer Green, along with challengers Gordon C. Rollins, Brian Tobler, Jennifer B. Bennett and Stephen Muller, were also profiled last week. The News-Press will do more in-depth profiles on all candidates as the election nears. For those still wishing to become a write-in candidate for the April 1 election, they may do so by submitting an affidavit of intent with Town Clerk Sally Misare prior to 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Misare can be contacted at 303-660-1367 or smisare@CRgov.com.
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Lawsuit filed against state over gay marriage Ban denies same-sex couples `equal protection,’ suit says By Vic Vela
email@example.com Blasting Colorado’s gay marriage ban as a law that creates “two classes of citizens,” a group of nine gay couples have filed a lawsuit against the state that could pave the way toward same-sex marriage here. The lawsuit was filed in Denver District Court on Feb. 19 and it alleges that a 2006 voter-backed referendum banning gay marriage denies same-sex couples “equal protection, due process and basic fairness,” which violates the U.S. Constitution. “Colorado’s exclusion of same-sex couples from the institution of marriage has adversely impacted the plaintiffs and other Colorado same-sex couples in real and significant ways,” the lawsuit reads.
Nine couples who reside in different parts of the state are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They include a former Arvada police officer who lives with her partner of more than three years and their 5-yearold son; a Littleton couple who were the first couple to be issued a civil union in Arapahoe County last year; and a Lone Tree couple of 12 years who recently married in Washington state because they could not do so here. “The situations faced by these couples are similar to those faced by many other same-sex couples in Colorado who are denied the basic rights, privileges and protections of marriage for themselves and their children,” the lawsuit states. Eight years ago, Colorado voters through Amendment 43 changed the state’s Constitution to define marriage between a man and a woman. But a lot has happened since that time. As of this month, 17 states have legal-
ized same-sex marriage. And just last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied gay couples federal benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy. Most recently, challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma have been brought before the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Last year, the Legislature created civil unions in Colorado. But the lawsuit states that the new protections don’t go far enough. “Like many other couples with a lifelong commitment, the unmarried plaintiffs are spouses in every sense, except that Colorado law will not allow them to marry, instead only offering them the second-class and unequal options of civil unions,” the lawsuit states. Gay lawmakers agreed. “We made progress with civil unions last year, but obviously that’s not enough,” said
Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, who is gay. “That still denies a lot of couples some critical federal benefits they could be getting if they were married.” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, Colorado’s first openly gay House speaker, said the lawsuit was “inevitable” and that public opinion on gay marriage has shifted dramatically since the Colorado ban was put in place “People have a fear of the unknown in some sense,” said Ferrandino. “So, once people start seeing same-sex couples in relationships and they have friends and relatives who are in committed relationships, it’s like, ‘Well, this really hasn’t impacted me. And they’re happier, so why would I be against this?’ “The speed at which this is changing both from the public perspective and the legal perspective is faster than almost anything I’ve ever seen.”
Governor unveils plans for recreational pot Retail marijuana revenue exceeds expectations By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Marijuana tax revenues that exceeded original expectations will go toward youth pot-use deterrence programs, substance abuse treatment and other services, under a proposal released by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Feb. 19. The state expects to rake in $184 million in total marijuana revenue by the end of June 2015, with about $153
million of that coming from retail pot sales that began on January 1, according to projections by the governor’s office. The remainder of the projected pot revenue will come from medical marijuana sales. Retail pot sales are projected to reach $610 million next fiscal year. That’s a significant increase from Legislative Council projections tied to last year’s retail pot tax structure bill, which set a gross retail pot sales forecast of $395 million. The revenue comes as a result of last year’s voterbacked Proposition AA, which imposed a 15 percent
excise tax and a 10 percent retail tax on all retail marijuana transactions that became legal through 2012’s Amendment 64. The first $40 million of annual excise tax revenue goes toward school construction and the rest goes into the Marijuana Cash Fund, which pays for industry regulations that are overseen by the Department of Revenue. With the additional projected revenue, Hickenlooper will seek $99 million next fiscal year to fund programs aimed at providing “responsible regulation for adult-use marijuana and the effective allocation of resources to protect public safety, and health and to prevent underage use,”
the governor said through a budget proposal letter submitted to the Joint Budget Committee. “Indeed, we view our top priority as creating an environment where negative impacts on children from marijuana legalization are avoided completely,” Hickenlooper’s letter reads. “Underage use of marijuana can have long-lasting effects on individuals and communities.” Hickenlooper proposes that the state spend $45.5 million over the next two fiscal years for youth marijuana use prevention and deterrence. Priorities include the transferring of $5 million from the Marijuana Cash Fund, which Hickenlooper wants to go toward
grants for school health professionals who will educate students about marijuana use. Other youth-targeted spending will go toward a youth marijuana education campaign that aims to curb pot use among kids. Another $40 million of Hickenlooper’s marijuana spending proposal will go toward substance abuse treatment programs. That includes $7 million that will pay for 105 residential drug treatment beds and another $4 million for services that help those leaving residential treatment centers continue their drug treatment in their communities. The governor’s budget request also includes money for law enforcement and
public safety and public health programs related to marijuana awareness. Hickenlooper acknowledged in his letter to the Joint Budget Committee that these numbers are merely projections and that his proposal leaves room for “forecast fluctuations and unknown needs that could arise during the year.” “Given the many uncertainties surrounding Marijuana Cash Fund projections and the potential need for additional funding for the Department of Revenue’s marijuana-related enforcement activities, this package represents a strong first step toward ensuring a safe and responsible regulatory environment,” Hickenlooper said.
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BBB announces `Top 10 scams of 2013’ By Hannah Garcia
email@example.com Although the technological landscape changes yearly, scammers lurking in life’s peripheries — on the phone a thousand miles away or on the other end of a phishing email — have motives as old as time. “They are year-round,” said Sgt. Ron Hanavan, a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. “If anything, they just recycle and recirculate different scams. Like the foreign lottery scams, they’ve been around forever.” On Feb. 11, the Better Business Bureau released its “BBB Top 10 Scams of 2013.” The year prior, estimates put the total loss by Americans to scams at $1.4 billion, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Data Book. The list was gathered from reports taken from victims of scams, federal agencies and from other reliable information sources. Although anyone can be a victim, Hanavan said that scammers sometimes target older age groups. Victims are usually contacted by phone or email “out of the blue,” he said. Hanavan said that the best scam deterrent is knowledge. “What helps us is for our public to be as savvy as possible and help battle against these would-be scammers,” Hanavan said. “It goes a long way to ask questions, call some friends or do some Internet searches.” Hanavan said residents also have the ability to report scams or cases of fraud to their local law enforcement
agency. “The bottom line is if someone is promising you the world, and you just have to pay some fees up front, it doesn’t work that way,” Hanavan said.
BBB Top 10 Scams of 2013
• Medical Alert Scam: This scam targets seniors, offering a “free” medical alert system in exchange for bank account or credit information. • Auction Reseller Scam: Scammers fooled online auction sellers into shipping goods without receiving payment. Usually the buyer claims it’s an “emergency” of some sort and asks the seller to ship that same day. The seller receives an email that looks like it’s from PayPal confirming a payment, but emails are easy to fake. • Arrest Warrant Scam: Con artists use technology that can change what is visible on Caller ID, allowing them to pose as the office of the local sheriff or other law enforcement agency. They call to say there is an arrest warrant, but the victim can pay a fine in order to avoid criminal charges. • Invisible Home Improvements: Home improvement scams vary little from year to year. The hardest for homeowners to detect are repairs or improvements to the areas of a home that are difficult to see. Scammers may simply knock on doors offering a great deal, but more and more they are using telemarketing, email and even social media to reach homeowners. • Casting Call Scam: Scammers pose as agents or talent scouts looking for actors, singers, models and reality show contestants, and use phony audition notices to fool aspiring performers into paying to try out for parts that don’t exist. • Foreign Currency Scam: Scammers frequently use real current events
and news stories to get victims to “invest” in foreign currency. They advertise an easy investment with high return and low risk when you purchase Iraqi Dinar, Vietnamese Dong or, most recently, the Egyptian Pound. • Scam Texts: One major tactic being used of late is the use of scam texts, known as “smishing,” to steal personal information. They look like a text alert from a bank, asking to confirm information or “reactivate your debit card” by following a link on a smart phone. Scammers then get a victim’s banking information. • Do Not Call Scams: Scammers pretend to be a government official calling to sign you up or confirming participation on the Dot Not call list. In one variation, scammers ask for personal information. In another, scammers try to charge a fee for you to join the registry. • Fake Friend Scam: A popular recent scam has been the theft of people’s online identities to create fake profiles. A new “friend” can learn a lot about a person to scam later, “recommend” websites that download malware, use accounts to scrap information on other “friends,” even impersonate a military officer or other trustworthy person to perpetrate a romance scam. • Affordable Care Act Scam: Scammers had a field day with the Affordable Care Act, using it as a way to fool Americans into sharing personal information. Scammers call claiming to be from the federal government and saying the would-be victim needs a new insurance card or Medicare card, and then collect personal information. For more information on these and other scams, go to BBB Scamstopper and sign up for scam alerts to learn about new scams as they are developed.
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records from plaintiffs justified because of some get-upcoming trials, judge says
Colo-By Virginia Grantier saidvgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. ubliccom dras put A Castle Rock couple — whose car was damaged by a bullet Feb. 21, 2013, when a wn inpolice officer was in pursuit of a suspect in oncea Plum Creek subdivision burglary — won’t n re-have access to additional police records rela-that they wanted, for now, anyway. hips, District Court Judge Paul King ruled Feb. acted19 that Castle Rock and its police chief actd I beed appropriately when denying the couple, Michael and Susan Cardella, access to varingingous police records in part because two of d thethe three burglary suspects still have trials any-pending and releasing the records could potentially result in tainting the jury pool and witnesses’ testimony. King said the police department has released some information, and that with regard to the rest of the police records requested, Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley had reviewed those documents before ublicmaking the decision to not release them ed toand so didn’t arbitrarily or capriciously
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withhold them, which is what the plaintiffs are claiming. King said his ruling doesn’t preclude the plaintiffs — the Cardellas and co-plaintiff, The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado — from seeking the records after completion of those cases. King also denied awarding legal costs to the plaintiffs. Castle Rock’s defense team asked King if the town could be awarded its legal costs and King said to submit a request and he would consider it. Michael Cardella, a retired Nevada police sergeant, said in a past interview that he was concerned that a Castle Rock police officer — whom Michael Cardella alleges he saw spinning around and firing his rifle blindly while in pursuit of the suspect — is still on the streets. And that’s why he says he wanted access right now to documents on the internal investigation instead of waiting to having access to them, like law enforcement wants, after the completion of criminal prosecution of the burglary suspects. “Criminal cases can extend well past a year…and in that period of time, the officer that fired the rifle is still on the streets,” Cardella told the News-Press. The Cardellas, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, filed suit in Novem-
Former deputy coroner sentenced forgery during time with office
undingBy Hannah Garcia pro-hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia. ntialcom nding Rev- Carter Lord received concurrent prolatedbation sentences on Feb. 24 after he was thisfound guilty of embezzlement and forgery rongfor crimes he committed while serving as a ing adeputy coroner for Douglas County in 2010. gula- Lord, 66, was sentenced to three months ken-each for two counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery, each to run concurrently. He was convicted of the crimes on Dec. 19, 2013 by a jury. All of the charges are classified as Class 5 felonies. In October 2012, the criminal justice division of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office filed a Lord complaint against Lord accusing him of embezzling firearms, which had been collected as evidence, from the Douglas County Coroner’s Office. “Those guns should have never been sold,” Judge Vincent White said to Lord, calling it a “violation of the public’s trust.” Four guns were released to Lord for destruction, although only one was destroyed, according to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Lord resold one of the guns and kept two to sell at The Stock Shop, a store he
owned in Sedalia. Lord falsified documents to hide those crimes. At his sentencing hearing, prosecutor Janet Newburg said calling for probation was “appropriate.” “I think it’s obvious to everyone in this courtroom today that this is a probation case,” Newburg said, referencing his age and the fact that this is Lord’s first felony conviction. Lord’s defense attorney Michael Gross agreed, adding that his client has “numerous health issues.” “There was a time when it seemed like his life was unraveling,” Newburg said, referencing drinking problems and “personality conflicts” at the coroner’s office where he worked. Lord was also arrested for DUI in 2012. Newburg suggested court-ordered therapy but Gross disagreed that it was necessary. Gross claimed that the conviction itself was a punishment outside of sentencing because of Lord’s former position. “Mr. Lord was a long-time employee of Douglas County, and he served well,” Gross said. “He has worked extensively with firearms. He is an expert in this area and he’s had to leave behind his expertise in this area. Certainly, no attorney would call him as a witness after this.” Lord only spoke to apologize for his inability to speak at length due to a cold. The former county employee submitted a written statement to the judge. Gross said that he may seek a stay of probation if his client decides to pursue an appeal.
Former deputy sentenced for ‘sexting’ juvenile Robert French receives probation, court-ordered therapy for 2013 arrest By Hannah Garcia
hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia. com A former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to probation on Feb. 24 after he was arrested last year for sexual exploitation of a juvenile. Judge Vincent White sentenced Robert French to four years of probation and court-ordered therapy. He was ordered not to contact children under the age of 18 unless otherwise allowed by his therapy provider. The sentence was a result of a plea agreement made with prosecutors. “I’m sorry that I’m in front of you,” French told the judge. “I’ve made a lot of progress.” French was arrested Feb. 8, 2013 after
DCSO investigators received a tip about the then-deputy exchanging inappropriate text messages with a juvenile while off duty. He was fired from the department three days later for policy violations and alleged criminal conduct, DCSO spokesman Sgt. Ron Hanavan said. For security and personnel reasons, French was sent to the Arapahoe County facility after his arrest, where he was released on a $50,000 bond last year. The sheriff’s office worked the case with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Rocky Mountain Computer Forensics Lab. The prosecutor said that French had “no one to blame but himself” and called the case “sad” because of French’s former position with the sheriff’s office. “There is an element of punishment in the fall,” his defense attorney said, claiming he believes his client will do well in treatment. French was released following an internal affairs investigation that was conducted in tandem with the criminal investigation.
ber against the Town of Castle Rock, its police chief and town clerk. “The ACLU of Colorado is disappointed in today’s ruling,” said Mark Silverstein, ACLU of Colorado’s legal director. “We believe that Michael and Susan Cardella’s right to know the details of the internal investigation that exonerated the officer can be accommodated without harm to the public interest or the pending prosecution.” Cardella, a 35-year police veteran now retired, said what he witnessed was not proper protocol nor was it consistent with the way he was trained. According to the Cardellas’ lawsuit, Castle Rock Police Officer Terry Watts fired several rounds from a high-powered rifle in a residential area — near the corner of Mango Drive and South Plum Creek Boulevard — at an SUV driven by an unarmed burglary suspect as the suspect approached and drove past the officer. “The officer’s lines of fire covered a nearby school (which was in session), shopping centers, offices and parking lots,” according to the complaint. And one bullet did strike Cardellas’ car when both were inside, according to the complaint. Watts has been with the department since 2006. Karen McGrath, town spokeswoman, said there has been no change in
his position since the completion of the department’s investigation and he still has his same rank and duties. Legal counsel for the town, J. Andrew Nathan, at the Jan. 16 bench trial in this matter said that Cardellas’ tire was damaged, they were compensated, and the “plaintiffs are ignoring all the records that were provided.” He said he thinks it’s a “fishing expedition” they’re on as they intend to “pursue a civil claim.” So far, only one of the three burglary suspects’ cases has been completed. Andre Greer, 21, of Aurora, categorized as a habitual offender, pleaded guilty to second degree burglary, a third-class felony, on Oct. 21 and was sentenced to 20 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, according to district attorney spokeswoman Michelle Yi. Greer’s brother, Alexander Christian Greer, 23, of Aurora, faces a March 18 trial on several charges: two counts of seconddegree burglary; theft; and burglary-habitual offender. Bond was originally set at $250,000, then adjusted to $100,000. Tshinbanda Yanick Kazadi, 24, of Aurora, faces an April 22 trial on seven counts: second-degree burglary; two counts of firstdegree assault; theft; second-degree burglary; vehicular eluding; and violent crime/ used weapon. Bond is set at $500,000.
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opinions / yours and ours
Support ‘right to know’ in challenging times The latest developments in digital communications were discussed at length at the Colorado Press Association annual convention Feb. 21 in Denver. While the expanding modes of obtaining news continues in an extended renaissance period, it appears while more and more information is literally at hand, the information that is so important to the public’s right to know is not flowing so freely. One discussion led by experts in media law focused on current challenges obtaining public records from government entities. Journalists’ heads nodded to comments that the cost of obtaining documents often remains a barrier. Heads nodded
our view that information is sometimes being held back based on how the provider thinks the media may present it —such as putting it online — while the public’s right to know should not be limited by who wants it and how it may be used. And heads nodded when media experts said the state appellate courts are no longer on “our” side — meaning specifically the media — thwarting our role to obtain information and be a watchdog on govern-
letter to the editor Caucuses are coming up
While the political ads and candidate announcements have begun, the official start of the 2014 election season kicks off at 7 p.m. March 4. That’s the date of Colorado’s grassroots political process: the Precinct Caucus. Unlike some states, which only conduct primary elections, Colorado conducts precinct caucuses. This process gives members of political parties the opportunity to meet, debate issues and nominate candidates to represent them on the 2014 election ballot. Caucus attendees can speak on behalf of their favorite candidates, vote for their favorites and elect delegates to the countywide assemblies and convention. This year candidates for Colorado governor, treasurer, secretary of state attorney general and the U.S. Senate and Congressional seats, Colorado legislators and county officials will be up for election. Information about the candidates is on the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County’s web site, www.lwvarapahoe.org. Any registered voter in one of Colorado’s major political parties (Republican,
Democrat, American Constitutional) can attend a caucus. Colorado does not allow unaffiliated (Independent) voters to participate. Caucuses are held in homes, schools, churches and community buildings throughout each Colorado County. To find your location you will need your precinct number. Visit the following websites or call the following phone numbers for information: Arapahoe County Democrats: www. arapahoedems.org or 303-338-1202 Arapahoe County Republicans: www. arapahoerepublicans.org or 303-779-1115 American Constitution Party: www.constitutionparty.com or 720-772-4227 Arapahoe County Clerk: www.arapahoevotes.com or 303-795-4511 Douglas County Republicans: www. dcgop.org or 303-730-0100 Douglas County Democrats: www.douglasdemocrats.org or 720-509-9048 Douglas County Clerk: www.douglas. co.us/clerk or 303-660-7469 Marlu Burkamp League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County
The life you change could be your own There is an old short story, actually written in 1955, that was part of a series authored by Flannery O’Connor titled “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” And several years ago as the use of seat belts became mandatory, a slogan and commercial became popular that used this very same wording, “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” What if we modified the statement with just one word, “The life you change may be your own?” Have you ever done something for someone else, maybe changed their life in a small or maybe even very significant way? And although you helped the other person, in some way you also recognized that a part of you had been changed as well. Some people have shared with me that when they actually did something for another person or helped them make a change, their own lives changed as well, and generally for the better. The change may have been only temporary, but they noticed a change. And others have told me that the impact on their own life has changed them forever, just by helping someone else make a change in their personal or professional life. I receive emails all the time from the community and the testimonies regarding this are really incredible. And the stories are very similar, people experience a positive change in their lives when they have provided assistance to someone else. And the cool thing is this, many of the stories include examples where the person was unaware that they were actually doing something to help out another individual, and before they knew it their own life was transformed in wonderful ways. Now being intentional about it is something totally different, offering assistance and aid because we are in a position to do so emotionally, financially, spiritually, or physically is awesome. Whether I hear about the examples of success at a seminar or corporate meeting or through an email, each story inspires me and fills me with the belief that there is so much good in this world and that gets done in this world by good people, including you.
The coolest thing that I admire most from each story or example is that the person who shared it with me never claimed to receive anything physical in return. It was not like they did something for someone else and were rewarded in some way, shape, or form. The gift they received was a just a `feeling’ of change or being changed themselves. Some had a hard time explaining or articulating it, but I knew exactly what they meant. There is something inside of us that does change whenever we are able to help someone else, and again it is generally for the better. It could mean helping them find a job, encouraging them as they battle an addiction, support them as they try and get in shape, talk to them while they are grieving, give them a hand-up if we are in such a position to do so, juts listen, offer a smile, give a necessary and timely hug, enrich their lives with introductions to other people, defend them if they are wronged or just stand by their side. There are hundreds of other examples of how we can help change a life, but the only ones that ever matter are the ones that we take action on. “The life you change could be your own,” and I would love to hear all about your story or example at gotonorton@ gmail.com. And when we help someone make a change, and when we feel that positive change in our own lives, it truly will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.
ment. The whys of the present climate can be contemplated, but we agree with the general notion that the impact of 9/11 turned tides to tightening of information to media and compromising privacy of the public. We profess media is not so beloved by the masses, but when we write informative stories, we know our work is valued. For this reason, we agree with the notion that the work of maintaining strong open records laws and the public’s right to know may soon involve more effort from the public itself, perhaps even in the form of a public initiative on the ballot someday. We have editorialized often about the importance of the First Amendment and
the public’s right to know, so today we share a pitch for you to take a look at a relatively new nonprofit group in Colorado called the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. The organization wants to serve the media and emphasized it wants to serve those in the general public facing challenges obtaining information. Please visit the FOIC website, which has been online less than a year. Yes, full participation involves a modest membership fee, but we strongly commend the work the coalition is doing at the early stage. Take a moment to think about the work we do and the information you need while viewing the content at coloradofoic.org.
Julia always said that it is best to ‘save the leftovers’ Butter-loving chef Julia Child — or maybe it was Dan Aykroyd, who impersonated Child — said “save the leftovers.” It is good advice. I save my leftovers, that’s for sure. What I mean is, I save the written bits that don’t make it to the final draft. There is always something that has to be cut out that I really wanted to keep in a column, but for a number of reasons had to be scrapped. I put the scraps in a folder and save them for a day when I need to throw something together pronto for my editor because I have to catch a plane Julia was taller than Dan. She was 6-foot-2 and Dan is 6-1. People make fun of Julia, but not old Craig. She was terrific. Sure, her appearance was unusual, and her cadence was too, and she wasn’t exactly chef Cat Cora now, was she? She was what my ornithologist would call a “hoot.” She said, “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” And, “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” I saved this leftover from an in-depth column about Phil Knight, Nike, and the Oregon Ducks. If you have seen the Oregon football team, you know they never wear the same uniform twice, and it’s thanks to Nike CEO Knight. “Doctor, doctor, my wife thinks she’s a duck.” “Bring her in to see me right away.” “I can’t - she’s already flown south for the winter.” Man, it was hard to delete that. I wrote a column about our neighbor to the east, Nebraska. Some of my favorite people are from Nebraska. Fred Astaire was from Nebraska, and so were Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda and civil rights advocate Malcolm X. So why did I have to blemish the homage with a Nebraska joke or two?
“What’s the best thing to come out of Nebraska? I-80.” That was so unnecessary. I researched Nebraska laws and discovered that in Waterloo, it’s illegal for barbers to eat onions between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. That was cut. I wrote a column about the junk that people put in their coffee, like cream and sugar. I said that some people think that on the Eighth Day, God created coffee. You can probably figure out why that had to go. I wanted to compliment the dentistry profession. I have a wonderful dentist. But it just seems inevitable that I’ll want to try to slip something in there that doesn’t belong. She was named Dentist of the Year, so I asked her, “What did you get? A little plaque?” I can hear the groans. I read what other columnists write, and it doesn’t seem like any of them have this problem, or maybe they do and we just don’t know about it because they hit “delete” before it goes out. I don’t know if this is a true story or not, but Charles Dickens allegedly was asked by his publisher to delete one sentence, just one sentence, from the manuscript of “A Christmas Carol.” I wish it had been left in. What do you think? Here it is, or was: “Tiny Tim, quit picking your nose.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.
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No happy hour for bar-closing bill House kills measure that would have allowed bars to stay open until 4:30 a.m. By Vic Vela
email@example.com Sorry bar flies, but a bill that would have allowed watering holes to stay open past 2 a.m. was rejected in the House on Feb. 17. House Bill 1132 would have let cities and towns decide whether bars can stay open until 4:30 in the morning. But the effort died after an amendment that was tacked on to the bill caused it to lose the support of a key stakeholder. The bill received initial approval in the House the previous week. But the day of the final vote, an exasperated bill sponsor de-
cided to pull the plug on the effort. “Let’s go back to the drawing board,” said Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver. “Go ahead and put me out my misery and kill this bill.” Colorado law prohibits bars from staying open between the hours of 2 and 7 in the morning. The bill was being promoted as a way to curb violence and chaos that has caused problems outside downtown Denver’s night spots. Supporters argued that the mass exodus of rowdy patrons at 2 a.m. puts a strain on police resources and that by allowing bars to stay open later, there would be fewer drunks spilling out into the streets at the same time. Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, said his wife was a victim of that chaos. Melton said that a stray bullet struck his wife as she was driving through downtown Denver as pa-
trons were exiting bars at 2 a.m. “That might not have happened had we had staggered times or had later hours where everyone wasn’t out in the street at once,” Melton said. The bill provided for interesting debate, one that was not the usual party-line fight. For example, Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, urged support of the bill, saying that it allowed for local governments to make their own decisions about what’s best for their communities. But Rep. K.C. Becker, DBoulder, said the bill could have “unintended consequences,” such as more drunkendriving fatalities. Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, said he couldn’t understand how the bill improves public safety. “I’ve never understood how letting a bar stay open until three is going to improve the
behavior of those who are inebriated when they hit the streets,” he said. The bill was peppered with amendments during a second-reading House vote on Feb. 14, including one that would spell its doom. The House supported an amendment that would have allowed the extended hours, but would have also allowed local governments the ability to shorten bar hours, meaning that the bar-closing range would have been between 1 and 4:30 in the morning. That amendment caused the Colorado Restaurant Association to withdraw support for the bill, causing Duran to ask members to kill her own bill in hopes of giving it another shot next year. “I think all the amending going on around this bill shows that this bill doesn’t do what it needs to do,” Gardner said.
Legislation tackles prisoner earned time Bill strips away `good time’ if inmates re-offend behind bars By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Prisoners who commit violent crimes behind bars can have their “earned time” credits removed, under a bill that is making its way through the Legislature. “This bill is a simple question,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, a bill sponsor. “Should rapists and murderers who commit violence in prison be allowed out early?” The bill, which received initial approval in the House on Feb. 20, was precipitated by the fallout from last year’s murder of state
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was “very belligerent … He would approach our signers within inches of their faces and yell at them, calling them `communists’…” Vargish said eventually the post office manager said there had been too many complaints and that they would have to move to public sidewalks along the street. “We complied, although we had been peaceable gathering petition signatures there at the post office nearly daily for over two weeks,” Vargish said, adding that moving that far away meant they were no longer able to talk to postal patrons. Vargish said the same protesters “accosted another petition circulator at the library” around 11 a.m. and then later showed up at the recreation center. On the Facebook page for Carry On Colorado, a Castle Rock business that offers firearms instruction, was this Feb. 22 post: “Calling all Patriots!!! If you have a few minutes to spare today please consider helping some fellow freedom fighters in
prison chief Tom Clements. Under current law, prisoners who rack up earned time — either through good behavior or through participation of treatment programs — cannot have their sentence reduction credits revoked, regardless of whether they commit new crimes in prison. But supporters of the bill say that’s something that needs to be fixed. “This is a public safety issue,” said Rep. Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, a bill cosponsor. “If they commit a violent act, all of their earned time will be revoked. I think that’s a very necessary guardrail.” Following an administrative hearing, if an inmate is found to have been responsible for a violent crime while behind bars, DOC would be required to strip away any
Castle Rock! We have friends stationed at some of the places where petitioners are attempting to collect signatures to cancel the Castle Rock Town Council’s repeal of the open carry vote. If the petitioners can get enough signatures it will force the issue to be on the ballot. We should not have to vote to restore/keep our liberty! Head ove (sic) to the post office, library and Rec Center and help those who are trying to spread the word!!!” In a Feb. 23 post: “…We chased them out of the post office, then setup shop at the rec. center and the library. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive!!” Referendum supporters have until 5 p.m. Feb. 27 to submit 1,887 signatures to the town clerk, who will then verify the signatures. If the group’s effort is successful, town council will either have to reconsider their decision or schedule a special election. Vargish said Feb. 23 that he believed the group had enough signatures for their effort but that they were going to continue to collect signatures up until Feb. 26 or 27 to make sure they had more than enough in case they ran into complications.
earned time credit, the bill states. The DOC could revoke earned time credit whether or not the person was adjudicated. The bill passed a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing unanimously and is expected to continue to receive bipartisan support moving forward. “When you commit a separate offense while being incarcerated, you shouldn’t be rewarded with free time off your sentence,” said Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora. The bill is one of several measures taken up by lawmakers in the wake of Clements’ murder in March of last year. Clements was gunned down at his home in Monument, allegedly by Evan Ebel, a former prison inmate who had been released four years early because of a clerical error.
Ebel was killed following a high-speed chase with authorities in Texas, two days after Clements’ murder. Clements’ death has resulted in several recent pieces of legislation aimed at tightening release procedures, such as imposing mandatory jail time for offenders who tamper with ankle monitors and the straightening out prison sentences where they may be confusion over consecutive or concurrent terms. Ebel, who had earned time credit, assaulted a guard in prison, meaning the McNulty/Waller bill could have increased his time served. “We learned so much from that incident and the dangerous laws that need to be corrected,” McNulty said. “So, one by one, were going through and fixing those things.”
Feb. 6, 1919 – Feb.11, 2014
A service was held on Saturday, February 15th at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Navy honors were given for Mr. Schmidt’s service to his country. He is survived by his son Eugene. Family from Wyoming and Colorado were able to attend.
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crime total for 2010 to 2011, for example, there was a 28 percent decrease in crime. But comparing 2011 to 2012, there was a 24 percent increase in total crime in the city. Now, the newest comparison, 2012 and 2013 shows a 4 percent decrease. Other categoriesin the 2013 report that headed in the right direction: There were fewer residential burglaries in 2013 — 11 compared to 19 in 2012. Hanavan said often these burglaries happen because of open
garage doors. Hanavan said that with regard to many of the burglary rings that have operated in Douglas County “most of these people don’t live in Douglas County.” Also down were reports of destruction/ damage/vandalism of property — 30 compared to 35 in 2012. Significantly up in 2013, a 59 percent increase, were DUI arrests — 27 compared to 17 in 2012. “That’s probably more indicative of enforcements efforts as (opposed) to more drunk drivers on the roads,” Hanavan said. Radloff said that “coverage by the sheriff’s department and access to all of their resources is exceptional.”
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At the age of 95, Hal passed away peacefully to join his Savior. He was survived by his wife Mildred and 3 children, Nicke’ Chantelle Young, James (Juanita) Brewer, Sharon Brewer, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Hal resided in Douglas County for 53 years. His memorial service was held at University Park United Methodist Church 2180 S.University Blvd. Denver, CO at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Feb.24.
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Colorado Community Media wins 132 awards Five major awards brought home by newspapers
2013 Colorado Press assoCiation Contest winners A look at Colorado Community Media’s award winners from south metro-area newspapers in the CPA Better Newspaper Contest:
Staff report Colorado Community Media brought home 132 awards in the annual Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Included in the tally were five special honors. The Tri-Lakes Tribune (Class 1), the Golden Transcript (Class 4) and the Highlands Ranch Herald (Class 5) each won the Advertising Sweepstakes Award. The Tribune also won the Sweepstakes Award in the photo and design category and garnered the coveted General Excellence Award. The awards were announced at a ceremony Feb. 21 in downtown Denver as part of the press association’s annual convention. For CCM — a two-year-old media company comprising 22 newspapers and 23 websites covering the north, west and south suburbs of Denver, and El Paso and Teller counties — this year’s honors were a continuation of an upward trend. A year ago, CCM was recognized with 95 awards, a major spike from the previous year’s 28 earned among the papers. CCM’s south metro publications, based in Highlands Ranch, received 58 awards, including 19 first-place honors and the Advertising Sweepstakes Award. In the advertising category, production manager Scott Andrews collected 16
Editorial Name Category Ryan Boldrey Business feature story, Class 2 Ryan Boldrey Sports story, Class 5 Ann Macari Healey Serious column writing, Class 5 Chris Michlewicz Health feature story, Class 2 Chris Rotar Editorial writing, Class 2 Ryan Boldrey Deadline news reporting , Class 5 Ryan Boldrey Health enterprise story, Class 5 Ryan Boldrey, Courtney Kuhlen Story/picture combination, Class 5 Virginia Grantier Feature story, Class 5 Jennifer Smith Business news story, Class 2 Jennifer Smith Health feature story, Class 2 James Bayne Editorial cartoon (weekly) Jim Benton Sports story, Class 5 Jim Benton Sports event story, Class 5 Jim Benton, Lindsay Lovato, Tom Munds, Chris Rotar Editorial special section, Class 2 Ryan Boldrey Agriculture story, Class 5 Ryan Boldrey News story, Class 5 Scott Gilbert Headline writing, Class 2 Chris Rotar Headline writing, Class 5
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awards, including nine first-place honors, for his south metro work. Overall, Andrews, whose duties encompass the entire company, won 28 awards, 14 of which were first place. On the editorial side, Ryan Boldrey, who
Craig M. Smith Humorous column writing, Class 5 Jennifer Smith Business news story, Class 2
Photo and design Kate Ferraro Editorial layout/design, Class 2 Deborah Grigsby Photo essay, Class 2 Courtney Kuhlen Feature photograph, Class 2 Virginia Grantier, Deborah Grigsby, Chris Michlewicz Photo essay, Class 5 Kate Ferraro News page design, Class 5 Kate Ferraro Feature page design, Class 2 Staff Editorial layout/design, Class 5 Scott Andrews Cover design, Class 2 Deborah Grigsby Photo essay, Class 5
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recently was promoted from reporter to assistant editor, registered a pair of first-place awards among his total tally of seven. Columnist Ann Macari Healey, reporter Chris Michlewicz and editor Chris Rotar each earned a first-place award.
Scott Andrews Circulation promo, Class 2 1st Scott Andrews Advertising campaign, Class 5 1st S. Andrews, Sandi Austin, Nick Elias, Erin Franks, Tina Meltzer Special section, Class 5 1st Staff Automotive ad, Class 5 1st Doug De Visser Small space ad, Class 5 1st Staff Layout and design, Class 5 1st Scott Andrews Use of color, Class 5 2nd Scott Andrews Small space ad, Class 5 2nd Scott Andrews House ad promotion, Class 2 2nd Scott Andrews Restaurant/dining ad, Class 5 2nd S. Andrews, Sandi Austin, Nick Elias Erin Franks, Tina Meltzer Special section, Class 2 2nd Nick Elias Black and white ad, Class 5 2nd Nick Elias Automotive ad, Class 5 2nd Andy Rickard Classified pages/section, Class 2 2nd Andy Rickard Classified pages/section, Class 5 2nd Staff Layout and design, Class 2 2nd S. Andrews, Sandi Austin, Nick Elias, Erin Franks, Tina Meltzer, Andy Rickard Special section, Class 5 3rd Nick Elias Black and white ad, Class 2 3rd Nick Elias Black and white ad, Class 5 3rd Tina Meltzer Automotive ad, Class 2 3rd Tina Meltzer Real estate ad, Class 5 3rd
Page designer Kate Ferraro was recognized three times, including a first-place honor. Eligible contest entries were published in print or online between Sept. 1, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2013.
Freedom Week inspires teens Sertomans award cash prizes in essay contest By Jennifer Smith
email@example.com South metro eighth-graders proved they take their freedom seriously by sweeping the top awards in the 2014 Sertoma Freedom Week essay contest. Megan Koch of Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch and Annalise Betts of Powell Middle School in Littleton won first place in their respective regions, each beating 15 other finalists and earning the right to read their essays for the large gathering of proud parents and Sertomans at Pinehurst Country Club on Feb. 18. Betts wrote about her great-grandmother, who emigrated from Greece in 1922. “To her, freedom meant escaping from the Turkish military terrorizing her island when she was a teenager. To me, freedom is not only an achievement of our bravery during the American Revolution, but a gift that can be savored and shared. This gift includes the right for me to receive an education, develop my own opinions and believe
in my own religion. “These liberties contribute to my background and experiences, which form my personality. Freedom empowers me to express my individuality and to show that I’m different than everybody else. It allows me to make my own choices, learn from my own mistakes and live my own life.” Koch spoke of the many women who have struggled for freedom over the years, from Susan B. Anthony to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. “Freedom means giving somebody the pen to write their life story,” she wrote. “… My parents taught me to write my future with the power of my heart, helping others along the way.” Proud mother Lori Koch said she wasn’t at all surprised her daughter was taking home top honors, along with the $300 first prize. “She’s always had a lot of ambition,” she said. Organizers say theirs is the largest Freedom Week luncheon in the country, involving 14 clubs from both the Central Colorado and Front Range districts. This was their 31st such event. “The purpose of Freedom Week is to
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President Thomas Jefferson, aka Dr. Jack Van Ens, addresses the 31st annual Sertoma Freedom Week Awards Luncheon, where 33 area students were honored for the freedom-themed essays. Photo by Jennifer Smith involve our community in a celebration of liberty, the central concept of our nation’s historical beginning,” they wrote in the
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Recreation Center in Parker When asked about the candidates’ position on gun-free zones, Thomas said she generally didn’t support gunfree zones, Anderson, talked about Constitutional rights, although specifically expressing support for prohibiting guns on airliners and courtrooms. Spurlock said that regarding the issue of open carrying of firearms, he didn’t think it was right to restrict it in parks and trails. The three candidates participated in a two-hour debate, hosted by Douglas County Young Republicans, that attracted a crowd of 200 that didn’t fit in the Parker meeting room. Many stood and many had to listen from the other side of a glass wall in a hallway. When asked why they’re running, Thomas, a former district major for the Colorado State Patrol, said that after cutting the coroner’s budget by a third and ridding it of corruption, she could easily run for a second term. But she’s been asked by current sheriff’s employees to run for sheriff because
event flyer. “We strive to promote an awareness of how our lives have been enriched by the premise of freedom.”
of “waste, abuse…mismanagement” in the current entrenched department. She said employees also have asked her about things they have been told, such as if Thomas is elected she’ll fire half of the employees, cut pay and other changes. “Those are just lies…I don’t know where they’re coming from,” she said. She said she wants to bring the department to a world-class level, based on values such as integrity, accountability and trust — a place that people want to work for and that other law enforcement agencies will come to when needing help. Thomas, who has a master’s degree in business administration, said the other candidates haven’t taken the same extensive steps as she has to get educated. She said in various positions, such as the Western Colorado Peace Officers Association, her peers have seen her leadership qualities and voted her into leadership positions. Spurlock, who said he has served under four sheriffs and learned from all, says he has basically been the department’s CEO for the past eight years, overseeing a $48.5 million budget and 464 employees, and that his vast experience is valuable. He said 95
percent of county residents are satisfied with the job being done and that he wants to continue providing that service. He said the department’s biggest challenge has to do with global issues. That it needs to maintain a presence, and obtain information, through federal task forces, and with I-25 and E-470 going through it, there are “tons of hazardous materials.” He said heavy air traffic at Centennial Airport also creates potential dangers the department needs to be prepared for. Anderson, who said he served as acting chief for several years and has overseen such projects as the multimillion construction of the current police department building, said he thinks the sheriff’s department needs “new vision, new leadership.” He wants less spent on infrastructure — referring several times to the county’s new infirmary for jail inmates — and more on such changes as having a deputy in every school, more help for senior citizens, pay-for-performance for deputies instead of the current step-grade system. He also wants to break the county up into “communities” and community boards that would have certain deputies assigned to them.
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Ribbon ‘shooting’ held at Centennial Gun Club Feb. 20 event spotlights 2nd Amendment rights
Smoking age could be 21
The legal smoking age in Colorado would rise to 21, under a bill that cleared a House committee on Feb. 20. House Bill 1263 passed the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on a 6-4 party-line vote. The bill provides a grandfather clause that would allow persons who are currently between the ages of 18 and 20 to continue smoking. So, the law would apply when kids who are currently 17 turn 21. If the bill passes, the state is expected to lose more than $5 million in revenue from tobacco sales. But Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, a bill sponsor, said the goal of the legislation is to make it more difficult for kids to obtain cigarettes. The bill now heads to the House Finance Committee.
By George Lurie
firstname.lastname@example.org A ribbon “shooting” was held at the Centennial Gun Club on Feb. 20 and some high-profile political leaders turned out for the event — and to voice their support for the Second Amendment. Sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, several hundred people attended the ceremony at Colorado’s largest gun club, which opened Jan. 4. The facility, owned by Richard and Mary Abramson, encompasses some 35,000 square feet and includes 28 shooting lanes, a 5,000-square-foot retail store and a lavish, membersonly VIP lounge. Castle Rock Mayor Paul Donohue, an outspoken gun rights advocate, is a managing partner of the club and attended the Feb. 20 event, which allowed dignitaries who signed waivers to shoot, rather than cut, ribecog-bons to officially open the facilplaceity. Because the ribbon shootsheding was also promoted as a gun 2 andrally, a number of area elected officials declined invitations to attend the event. But a veritable constellation of Republican lawmakers and political candidates did come, including Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler. Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver, who is term-limited and a candidate for the Board of County Commissioners, turned out for the event, as did the
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Congressman Mike Coffman, right, chats with 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler on Feb. 20 at the Centennial Gun Club’s Ribbon “Shooting.” Photo by George Lurie three candidates seeking to replace the sheriff — Undersheriff Tony Spurlock, Castle Rock Police Cmdr. John Anderson and Coroner Lora Thomas. Centennial City Councilmember Stephanie Piko, a member of the gun club, also attended the event, which was emceed by KOA Radio’s Stephan Tubbs, who kicked off the proceedings by stating his unequivocal support of the Second Amendment and adding that it was his job “to keep Mike Coffman from speaking for more than 10 minutes.” Coffman, who represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District — which includes Aurora, Centennial, Littleton and Highlands Ranch — kept his remarks brief, reaffirming his sup-
port for the Second Amendment and recounting how his office had helped the Abramsons secure their SBA loan to build their facility. Addressing the Abramsons directly before turning the microphone back to Tubbs, Coffman said: “God bless you and best of luck with the facility.” South Metro Chamber CEO John Brackney also gave a short speech about the importance of protecting Constitutional rights. “What makes America great are people like Richard and Mary (Abramson) doing the hard work.” Richard Abramson thanked the crowd for coming out, saying, “We believe owning firearms is a tremendous responsibility.”
A bill that would ban greyhound racing in Colorado is on its way to the governor’s desk. Revenue generated by the industry had been dwindling for several years leading up to 2008, when Colorado’s last remaining greyhound racing track ceased operations. House Bill 1146 would ban greyhound racing from starting up again in the state, but would also continue to allow for simulcast wagering at off-track betting facilities. The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. K.C. Becker, D-Boulder, passed the Senate on Feb. 21, following a 20-15 vote. It had previously passed the House.
Medina Alert system clears committee
A House committee on Feb. 20 gave unanimous approval to a bill that would create a statewide hitand-run alert system. House Bill 1191 would set up a program to alert the public when a serious hit-and-run accident occurs.
The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton, is an extension of the Medina Alert that is currently being used in Denver. The alert system is named after Jose Medina, a 21-year-old parking valet who was killed by a hit-andrun driver on Denver’s Capitol Hill three years ago.
Bill expands tobacco prohibitions
The Senate this week passed a bill that would expand current law that prohibits the sale of nicotine to minors. It’s already illegal for stores to sell tobacco products to persons under the age of 18. Senate Bill 18 would expand the prohibition to include modern smoke products, such as electronic cigarettes. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Jeanne Nicholson of Black Hawk and Matt Jones of Louisville, passed the Senate on Feb. 24, following a 20-15 vote. The bill now heads to the House.
Marijuana laws tightened
Two bills aimed at tightening retail marijuana laws have passed the House with unanimous support. Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, is sponsoring the legislation which he believes makes the state’s marijuana code easier to enforce and regulates it the same as alcohol. House Bill 1129 would give local jurisdictions the ability to submit fingerprints of those applying for retail marijuana establishment licenses to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for criminal history inquires. House Bill 1122 increases the penalty of selling marijuana to a minor a class 1 misdemeanor and it allows a retail establishment to seize a fake ID and alert law enforcement. Both bills cleared the House last week with unanimous support.
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Sterling Ranch wins legal battle Chatfield Community association fails in appeal attempt to stop development By Ryan Boldrey
rboldrey@coloradocommunitymedia. com Douglas County District Court Judge Richard Caschette has ruled in favor of the county commissioners and the Sterling Ranch LLC development. After successfully halting the development once already, the Chatfield Community Association filed another legal challenge against the development’s approval in August 2013, asking the district court to reverse the county commissioners’ decision from a month earlier to again approve the development. The homeowner’s group, filing under Rule 106, which allows for groups to challenge a governing body’s ruling on a development, stated that the county commissioners demonstrated an “abuse of discretion” and “acted outside their jurisdiction and authority” by giving the development its seal of approval on July 10, 2013. The development, located in the northwest portion of the county, is to the northeast of Roxborough and to the immediate south of the Chatfield Community Association. The suit, similar to the group’s 2011 legal challenge — found successful in 2012 — argued that Sterling Ranch still does not have an adequate water supply to move forward with its development and also stated that the commissioners acted on an application that was not pending, but closed, when they approved it last summer. Caschette, in a six-page ruling filed with the court on Feb. 19, disagreed. The judge, citing SB-258, which was passed in May 2013, wrote: “the Court finds that the Board did not exceed its jurisdiction or abuse its discretion when it approved the Sterling Ranch applications on July 2013.” The Senate Bill, which had been lobbied for by the commissioners, gave Sterling Ranch the clarification that it needed to move forward, stating what they believed to be true already: that a developer doesn’t have to show water adequacy for an entire development up front, but can demonstrate it in phases throughout the process. Calling that particular part of the ruling “a threshold matter that (the Court) believes is dispositive of this matter,” Caschette still took time to address the plaintiff’s other concerns, point by point, finding on behalf of the development each time. In response to the assertions that the district court’s ruling in 2012 was a final ruling and that the Sterling Ranch applications could no longer be considered “pending” when the commissioners voted unanimously to approve the project in July 2013, Caschette wrote that the court “expressly
Equipment was on site at the Sterling Ranch development, located northeast of Roxborough, on Feb. 21. The development was scheduled to begin moving dirt on Feb. 20, the day after a judge ruled in its favor. Photo by Hannah Garcia stated (in November 2012) that … `additional decisions or actions with respect to the application are left to the Board.’”
Already forging ahead
The development, which had spent years tied up in red tape was not fazed by the recent suit, and began moving forward with plans, following the commissioners’ ruling in July, said Sterling Ranch spokesman Randy Pye. “We never felt uncomfortable, even when the 106 was filed. The judge ruled with everything we thought he would,” Pye said. “We thought it was a very weak case.” According to Pye, “completely coincidental to the judge’s ruling,” the development had already scheduled to begin moving dirt on Feb. 20. And even had the ruling not taken place yet, he said that still would have been the plan that was executed. “We never really stopped moving forward,” Pye said. “We had our zoning and wanted to go ahead. We felt it was time to start putting the infrastructure in.” The development still has to show adequate water, but according to Pye, 480 acre-feet of water being obtained from Au-
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rora Water — more than what is required for the first phase of the project — has been included in the initial sketch plan, which has already been submitted and is awaiting approval from the county. Referrals for the sketch plan were set to close on Feb. 25, he said, leaving only the preliminary and final plat filings to be dealt with before houses can start going up. Pye said he expects to see those first houses “go vertical in the first quarter of 2015.” “We are very pleased, needless to say,” he said. “We have all the water we need for build-out and we are already rocking and rolling.” In addition to its own agreement with Aurora, the development’s water provider, Dominion, also has a contract in place with Heir Water, south of Castle Rock, and is part of the WISE (Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency) Partnership, which will bring reusable water from Denver and Aurora into the community. The development, at build-out, is expected to include 12,050 homes spread over 3,400 acres. Plans call for 30 miles of trails, multiple parks and wildlife corridors, a multi-field athletic complex, a hospital, fire
Child injured in school bus crash Staff report A child was among three people taken to the hospital after a school bus crash on South Parker Road. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the two-vehicle accident at South Parker Road and Old Schoolhouse Road around 8:40 a.m. Feb. 20. A 2005 Pontiac Vibe hit the school bus, which was occupied by 15 children and a driver. Trooper Josh Lewis, public information officer for the Colorado State Patrol, said the injuries to the boy, who was on the bus, were listed as “minor to very minor” and he was transported for precautionary reasons. His age is
unknown. The driver and passenger in the Pontiac were taken to Parker Adventist Hospital, also with minor injuries. The driver was issued a citation for failure to yield at an uncontrolled intersection, Lewis said. A witness said the traffic signals were covered with a layer of ice, leaving drivers unable to see the color of the light. Conditions on South Parker Road were icy due to blowing snow in the area, but the official cause of the accident is still under investigation. Lewis said he is unsure whether the SUV’s occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
services, schools, and a town center patterned after Littleton’s historic downtown. The community also intends to keep the percentage of open space to about 37 percent of its acreage.
Another appeal in the works
Denis Larratt, vice president of the Chatfield Community Association, said he and his organization felt “that the judge missed the mark in several parts of his decision.” “We feel strongly that our case is solid, and as such we will likely file an appeal,” Larratt said. “Our concern all along has been that Sterling Ranch won’t produce a quality development, as they have continually sought approvals at substandard levels from water, to transportation and more. Worse, it appears that their partners on the Douglas Board of County Commissioners go along with anything they ask for. “... It is obvious that community groupsAut like CCA are required to hold the county and Sterling Ranch to state law and DouglasYou County zoning regulations, since they won’t7 ta do it on their own.” Pye said they are not concerned with theMo possibility of another appeal.
Sex assault suspect sought Staff report Police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a child sex assault suspect who is believed to be armed and dangerous. John Swietlicki, of Parker, is wanted on five counts of sex assault on a child. He was last seen in Parker on Jan. 22 and “was last Swietlicki known to be in possession” of a 12-gauge shotgun, an announcement from Denver Metro Crimestoppers says. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the case since last month and there is one known victim. Swietlicki is described as a white male in his mid-40s
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21st Century score and strong band carry stories By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com Ignite Theatre is presenting a Regional Premiere of the musical, “See What I Wanna See” by Michael John LaChuisa, based on three short stories by Japanese short story writer Rynosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927). This is not by any means a musical in the “My Fair Lady” sense however, but what the New York Times described as a “chamber musical… with music never meant to be hummed.” Five actors/singers weave their way through three tales, which occur in medieval Japan, 1950s Manhattan and 21st century New York. The intimate studio theater at the Aurora Fox lends itself to the work, with wellplanned projections providing the settings from the great gate at Kyoto to various locations in Central Park, NYC. The final act seems most effective as a priest (Steven Burge), who has lost his faith
if you go “See What I Wanna See,” a musical by Michael John Chiusa, plays through March 9 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27/$19, 720-3622697, www.ignitetheatre.org. Recommended for ages 15 and over.
Steven Burge, playing an uneasy priest, meets disturbed CPA, portrayed by Brian Walker Smith in Ignite Theatre Company’s “See What I Wanna’ See” as they await a miracle in Central Park. Courtesy photo after 9/11, creates a hoax — predicting that a miracle will occur in the park on a specified date. The concept gives distraught people something to look for. But first, we hear Japanese drumming and see two ill-fated lovers, who contemplate ending their lives. Chanel Karimhani and Brian Walker Smith carry this scene and will probably grow more comfortable with medieval Japan as a stylized location. Most of the first act is based on a story, “In the Glen,” where a murder occurs — in 1951 Central Park, and there are three different perceptions about what happened to a couple who had just seen the new movie, “Rashomon,” which offers a similar, and well-known, story. Karimhani and Smith connect with a shady thief, played by Daniel Langhoff and we hear an account by a janitor (Steven Burge) who happened by later. While the score and voices are not operatic, the entire script is sung, accompanied
by taut, moody music. As Act II opens, a shattered priest is in the park, soon after 9/11, explaining that he is not celebrating Mass — “Bless Me Father” — and that every word in his world is missing a letter. His faith is evaporating. Karihami appears as a drugged-out actress and Smith as a ragged, delusional CPA (“God doesn’t see me. Nobody listens. One day you wanna blow the world away…”) Langhoff is a reporter sent out to view the miracle. The strong addition to this act is the priest’s Aunt Monica (Lisa Mumpton) a militant left-winged non-believer who sings a great “Glory Day.” “See What I Wanna See” is interesting theater, with the darkness of a Sondheim production and poetic lines. The staging and presentation, directed by the talented Robert Michael Sanders still has some rough edges, but we commend Ignite and Sanders for delivering an imaginative, thought-provoking evening.
Castle Rock author writes about park ‘home’ Author Mary Taylor Young giving March 7 talk about Rocky Mountain National Park book By Virginia Grantier
email@example.com When she thinks about her childhood home, it’s often that really big home where she spent summers — the place that’s about 415 squares miles big. Mary Taylor Young, 58, of Castle Rock — an award-winning nature writer and author who has sold about 250,000 books so far — choked up for a moment recently when thinking back and remembering those days and the scent of sun-warmed ponderosa pine trees. Her family moved a lot because of her dad’s military career. But Rocky Mountain National Park was her summertime backyard, her sense of place. Her grandparents had a cabin on the park’s boundary. She said she was a tomboy who wanted to be a cowboy — not a cowgirl because they just wore those skirts and didn’t get to do anything fun. She spent her days exploring and playing in the park.
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Mary Taylor Young, 58, of Castle Rock, a nature writer and author, will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., about her new book, “Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years.” Photo by Virginia Grantier And just recently it occurred to her why she was picked to write her most recent book. “I really started realizing — those summers running around — fixed my love of nature and the outdoors,” said Young, whose newest book is “Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years.” Far Country Press wanted a book written for the park’s centennial celebration and they
found her. This book is a culmination of my life’s journey,” she said recently. “My career was bringing me to write this book.” It’s her first hard-cover book, a 176-page coffee table volume weighing in at 3.3 pounds that includes everything from billion-year-old geological history — rocks that age can be seen from Trail Ridge Road — and the surprising volcanic moun-
tain range inside the park; historic and contemporary photos; American Indian history, the Utes and Arapahoes, and what was left behind, including remnants of rock walls built for hunting purposes. There’s also history of other explorers there, settlers who turned to tourism to survive, in this place where the Colorado River originates — as well as the headwaters for the Big Thompson, the St. Vrain and the Cache de Poudre. And there’s the many-years quest to make it a national park spearheaded by Enos Mills. “We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the people who set it aside,” she said. Young, who has a zoology degree from Colorado State University, has written 15 books now, including “Land of Grass and Sky: A Naturalist’s Prairie Journey” and “On the Trail of Colorado Critters: Wildlife Watching for Kids.” For 16 years, she wrote her “Words on Birds” column for the Rocky Mountain News and has published hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. Young will give a talk about the book at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., in Castle Rock. Reservations are suggested. For more information, go to http://douglascountylibraries. org/.
Travel + Leisure has placed Aspen at No. 18 in its Top 21 list of the world’s best cities for romance. Here’s what the magazine wrote: “From its snowcapped peaks to its Victorian-era main street, this Old West mountain town lures outdoors lovers with classic Rocky Mountain ambience all year round. Lovebirds can schuss down Buttermilk Mountain in winter, hike wildflower fields in spring, or take in a bevy of festivals from music to world politics all summer long. It’s rightly famous social scene? That’s available any time of year. “Don’t Miss: Snowcatting to 10,900 feet for an Alps-inspired menu and high-octane views at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, one of America’s most romantic restaurants (December-April).” See the entire list at www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-best-cities-forromance-2014.
Coohill owner-chef heads to Iceland
Tom Coohill, chef/owner of Coohills, 1400 Wewatta St. in Denver, has been invited to compete in Iceland’s Food and Fun Festival. He has accepted and will attend. The festival takes place in Reykjavik from Feb. 26 through March 2, and includes 13 guest chefs and finest restaurants. Coohill is paired with Rub 23, a restaurant that specializes in ingredients from Icelandic fishermen and farmers and serves a wide selection of sushi. The other food element of the festival is the chef competition, which takes place on the last day. The chefs compete by creating three courses from Icelandic-only ingredients. Fellow chef, Jennifer Jasinski, a “Top Chef Masters” contender and chef/owner of Rioja (1431 Larimer St.) and other restaurants, will be serving as a judge at the festival, adding another Denver connection to the event.
Zengo celebrates 10th anniversary
Zengo, the Richard Sandoval Asian fusion restaurant at 1610 Little Raven St. in Denver, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In honor of the milestone, chef Clint Wagneses and Sandoval will prepare a fourcourse prix fixe dinner with optional beverage pairings on March 5. The celebration dinner is $65 per person and reservations are necessary for this event. On March 6-9, Zengo will feature a Zen for $10 feature menu where items from the current menu and past menu, will be featured at dinner for $10, as an additional menu item. A photo contest also kicks off on Feb. 24 and runs through March 9 where guests can submit a photo on Zengo’s Facebook of what Zengo has meant to them and enter for a chance to win a trip to Cancun. For reservations and information, go to www.richardsandoval.com/zengodenver.
Liz Murray to speak at fundraiser
The first year fundraiser for Warren Village, a troubled girls sanctuary in Aurora, will be an All-Star Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Liz Murray, who will share her story “From Homeless to Harvard.” Murray has certainly had to overcome adversity and has had a journey similar to many residents of Warren Village. The breakfast fundraiser begins at 7:30 Parker continues on Page 14
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Paintings, baseball, Fr books and more… A drawing of “Coors Field-1st Base” by artist Elayne Moseley represents her new series, “Architecture Lingua,” which focuses on how we, as viewers, are affected by abstract consideration of architectural detail or structure. Five prints by Moseley of iconic Denver landmarks will be featured through March 21 at Hilliard Moore’s Great Western Art Gallery, 1455 Curtis St., Denver. A reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. March 7. Call 303-396-2787 for more information.
“Coors Field-First Base” is an architecture-related drawing by Elayne Moseley, exhibited at Great Western Art Gallery, Denver. Courtesy photo
The Littleton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the lunchroom in the Littleton Public Schools administration building, 5776 S. Crocker St., Littleton. Social time is at 6 p.m. Enter on the south side. Guests and prospective members welcome. The topic will be “Pest Management.”
That Demon Barber
4 Week Beginner’s Workshop Begins Saturday, March 15th ($99) All sizes, shapes and ages invited
(New students only)
Rock Canyon High School’s Thespians will present the school edition of “Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, adapted by Christopher Bond (less violent/bloody than the movie — suitable for 11 and up.) Logan Schafer plays Todd and Meredith Ham is Mrs. Lovett, with a large supporting student cast. Performances: 7 p.m. March 5-8 at the school theater, 5810 MacArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch. Tickets: $10/$8 at the door or in advance at www.showtix4u.com.
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Lauren’s Live Animal Days 10:00 am | 2:00 pm
Butterfly Pavilion Sunday, February 23 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Did you know that bugs are an essential part of our ecosystem? Our friends from the Butterfly Pavilion will be here! Come learn some bug basics and meet ambassador invertebrate, Rosie the tarantula. Your visit will allow you to bust some myths about these creepy crawly critters.
Colorado Wolf Adventures Saturday, March 1
Get up close and personal with two wolves from Colorado Wolf Adventures. Learn about how important wolves are to our ecosystem. Why do we need them? How can we coexist with wild animals?
Rocky Mountain Reptile Rescue Sunday, March 2 Sunday, April 6 Sunday, May 5 Sunday, June 1
“Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan — in the Kevin Kline/Linda Ronstadt Broadway version — will play Feb. 28 to March 2 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway in Highlands Ranch. Performances: 7 p.m. Feb. 28 March 1; 2 p.m. March 2. Tickets at the door: $10/$5. Proceeds from St. Luke’s productions benefit local and international charities. “Pirates of Penzance” proceeds will benefit construction of a school in Guatemala, according to music director James Ramsey.
A century in Rocky Mountain National Park
Castle Rock author Mary Taylor Young has just published her book, “Rocky Mountain National Park: the First 100 Years,” and will meet readers and sign books at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Young has written a number of books about nature in Colorado. Call 303-791-7323 for information.
Birding 101 at the Museum
The Littleton Museum will collaborate
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a.m. March 13 at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. Radio super star Gloria Neal will emcee. (Love my Glo!). Sponsorships are still available. To become a sponsor, contact: Keisha Myco at firstname.lastname@example.org. Successfully breaking the cycle of homelessness for single parent families, Warren Village will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Sept. 13. Details to come.
Seen and heard
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Rocky Mountain Reptile Rescue will be onsite with many of our scaled friends you can meet and possibly touch! Find out why these beautiful creatures are often misunderstood and why they are so important to our ecosystem.
The Wildlife Experience 10035 Peoria Street Parker, Colorado 80134
720.488.3300 thewildlifeexperience.org Located near Park Meadows, 1 mile East of I-25 at Lincoln Avenue and Peoria Street
Tr Fr has b ing C step Ranc with the Audubon Society of Greater Den-“Trip ver starting at 8 a.m. March 8, to study the W many varieties of birds that find a perch, orshop a home, on the museum’s wooded groundsWilli at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. A bird walkfutur will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. (limited to W 50 birders, ages 10 and older, so please pre-years register). At 10 a.m. return to the museumthrou to learn about attracting birds to your yard,stron and follow that with an 11 a.m. talk aboutScho photographing birds. The program is free,best. but a donation of $5 is suggested. 303-795-theat 3950.
Party with the stars at ACC
Join ACC Astronomy Professor Jennifer Jones for a Star Party at 8 to 10 p.m. March 7 on the West Lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. Dress for the outdoor weather. ACC will provide a telescope. Free and open to the public, no RSVP needed. For information: Jennifer. email@example.com, 303-797-5839.
“Picasso to Pollack: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery “opens March 2 at the Denver Art Museum, with a related exhibit: “1959” at the Clyfford Still Museum next door. A timed and dated ticket is required for combined general admission to the DAM and Still Museum, www. denverartmuseum.org, 720-913-0130 or onsite. (More on this next week.)
From Page to Stage…
“So I Wrote It—Now, What Do I Do?” The Arapahoe Community College Writers Studio will host a public workshop at 4 p.m. March 6 in Room 3750, Main Campus, to discuss the next step with written works. Colleen Hubbard, writer, film writer, playwright, will talk about her plays, including “The Contents of Her Purse.” Anthony Powell, Artistic Director of Stories on Stage, former actor, director will speak about actors reading prose pieces and how it differs from theatrical performance. Nancy Stohlman, fiction writer, singer and author of the Flash-Bomb Reading Series, will talk about adapting your work for the stage. Pam Roth O’Mara will talk about improve and her ThumbPrintPlays. Refreshments served. Admission is free.
you like jazz? Name three of your favorites.” “That’s easy, Miles Davis, Lance Armstrong and The Loneliest Monk.” “You mean Lance `Satchmo’ Armstrong?” “Well duh!” “And the Loneliest Monk, you mean Thelonious Monk?” “No, he goes by the Loneliest Monk.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-619-5209.
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Front Range Theatre Company gets new home Summer camps introduce FRTC to Highlands Ranch By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com Transitions. Front Range Theatre Company, which has been a sort of Act II for the longstanding Castle Rock Players, has taken a big step and moved its operations to Highlands Ranch, where it will initially offer a pair of “Triple Threat” summer theater camps. We sat down at Tattered Cover’s coffee shop with new Executive Director Laurilea Williams to talk about the organization and future plans. Williams has been in education for 11 years, teaching at levels from kindergarten through college. She is Director for Headstrong Theatre at Mountain Ridge Middle School and says she enjoys middle school best. Her Bachelors and Masters degrees in theatre, journalism and theatre education
are from Texas A&M University. She taught in Texas and was involved with nonprofit theaters there before moving to Colorado. She especially loves the design, costume and technical parts of theatre. Williams is currently in rehearsals with the 2014 edition of Magic Moments in “Marry You” and says she used to work on Front Range Theatre’s summer camp in Castle Rock, where she lives. (Just two signed up for the last one…) Last year, the organization sold off an accumuWilliams lation of costumes, props and equipment, which gave it enough to pay off any debts. Williams said she suggested the move to Highlands Ranch, where school space was available for activities. New board members will be added slowly. Initial names are being finalized. The camps for this summer still have some spaces open, she said. Emphasis will
be on voice, dancing and acting, with a technical track offered as well. The camp location is at Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge. Staff includes Katie Russell, music teacher; Karen Sprafke, language arts teacher; Liz Meyer, theater lover; Lucas Reeves, choir teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School, and recent University of Northern Colorado graduate Carolyn Warner, who was a student teacher at Mountain Ridge. The limit is 50 for each age level: Middle and High School Camp for 11 to 17 year olds will be June 9 to 20, with performances June 20, 21 at Mountain Vista High School. “Disney’s High School Musical” will be the production. Elementary Camp, for kids 6 to 11 years old will be July 14 to 25, with performances July 25, 26. The production will be “Disney’s Cinderella” and the camp will be at Mountain Ridge Middle School, next to the high school. For tuition and registration information, please visit www.frontrangetheatre.org. Williams is also continuing her practice
of taking theatre kids (43 are registered) to New York for a four-day visit, with tickets to “Aladdin,” “Matilda,” and “Newsies” (with “Cinderella” as a back-up). The itinerary also includes: a backstage tour, professional dance workshop, Metropolitan Opera visit, St. Paul, the 9/11 site, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and Empire State Building, she said. She has theatre friends working there who will meet with the kids. No doubt, audiences will see some of those same kids onstage later in the summer, inspired by the professional theater they experienced. Williams hopes to see community theatre develop in Highlands Ranch and has hopes of work-shopping a new play by a Castle Rock writer in 2015, as well as producing Christmas shows and others. The revised Front Range Theatre Company website is up and running. A newsletter is in development, it says, while it introduces plans and staff. There is a contact button for messages that will be checked every 24 hours, Williams said. Community connections are welcome.
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)
303-841-4660 www.tlcas.org Castle Rock First United
Where people are excited about God’s Word.
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
Services: Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am
Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com
Douglas County’s only Synagogue, Hebrew School and Preschool No membership required www.DenverJewishCenter.com
Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults 4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836
Currently meeting at: 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200 Lone Tree 80124 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com
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8:45 am & 10:30 am 9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org
Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm
Parker evangelical Presbyterian church
Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey
You are invited to worship with us:
Sundays at 10:00 am
Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)
Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am
Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org
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”
A place for you
Denver Tech Center
Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life
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.)
303 798 6387 Meets at the Marriott DTC 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
10 am every Sunday Free parking
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Sunday Worship 8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Ancestry Pastor Mark Brewer
Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am Sunday
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org
...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138
Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch
(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)
New Thought...Ancient Wisdom Sunday Service
& Children’s Church 10:00 a.m.
Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.
www.P a r k er C C R S.org P.O. Box 2945—Parker CO 80134-2945
Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am
First Presbyterian Church of Littleton Open and Welcoming
at the Parker Mainstreet Center
Congregation Beth Shalom
www.st-andrew-umc.com 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510 9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126
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A life in arts leads to service at the museum Joy of volunteering, sharing history drives Castle Pine’s Elizabeth Clarke, others By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com On March 4, three area women who have dedicated untold hours to the Denver Art Museum will be honored with the Cile Bach Award at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees. They are: Jacquie Kitzelman, Littleton; Elizabeth Clarke, Castle Pines; and Muriel Brainerd, Lakewood. Cile Bach, wife of early director Otto Bach, is considered the “Mother” of museum volunteers and the award has been given in her name since 1978. She helped organize children’s programming in 1945 and was hired to the staff in 1946, where she used her experience as a professional journalist to connect with schools, press and radio. The couple concentrated on building a strong group of volunteers. The South Wing was named for them in 1977. Docent Jacquie Kitzelman remembers an early entry into the arts world — as Raggedy Ann at age 5. Her mother was a music teacher and her father was in arts. She has been in that world since; as a Theatre,
Elizabeth Clarke (Castle Pines), Muriel Brainard (Lakewood) and Jacquie Kitzelman (Littleton) are the 2014 winners of the annual Cile Bach Awards for outstanding service to the Denver Art Museum. Courtesy photo Communications and English major at the University of Nebraska, then performing, teaching and in management. For 11 years, since retiring, she has been a docent at the Denver Art Museum and is currently one of 73 active docents. There are 52 new ones in the lengthy training program, she says. There are four groups of volunteers at the museum: The Flower Coun-
cil, greeters, education and the shop. Training for the docents who lead tours for museum visitors is extensive, with reading, discussion and lectures by the expert staff. For each new exhibit, the educators hear several lectures and walk through the show with curators and sometimes artists, before they are ready to conduct tours. She said there has generally been a new
class every five years, but it may change to every two years due to increased exhibits and numbers of museum visitors, which include thousands of children. She said “My eyes light up when I hear a kid say `I don’t want to leave here!’” Kitzelman also serves as a mentor for provisional docents on Monday mornings. “We have homework in collections, design tours, special papers… It’s a major commitment, like a college course,” she said. “It’s really been a joy. The museum treats its volunteers so well. I’ll stay as long as I can walk out of here with a smile on my face.” People interested in volunteering should contact Meg Morris-Aabakken, she suggests, at email@example.com. Elizabeth Clarke, who started as a skier in New Zealand, is chair of the DAM Flower Council, which is responsible for elegant arrangements such as the rose arrangements for the Yves Saint Laurent dinner, honoring special guests from France. She is also active on the Shop Council. Muriel Brainerd grew up in small town outside Minneapolis and prepared to be a teacher. While principal of a Jefferson County elementary school in 1979, she joined the DAM as a volunteer in the shop. When she retired in 1992, she trained teachers for Colorado Christian University, as well as volunteering at the museum.
Ola Gjeilo: a Nordic spiritual voice at Evensong Classical music reaches metaphysical heights By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com The “Sunrise Mass” — albeit in the evening — by Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo (pronounced yay-lo) will be performed in the sanctuary of Littleton United Methodist Church on March 9 as the cen-
terpiece of a one-hour Evensong Service. The service “will include times of prayer and reflection,” said David Kates, music director at the church. Kates is also a staff member at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he works with the University Singers choral group, among his teaching responsibilities. The Singers will join with UMC’s Chancel Choir to perform Gjeilo’s four-part work, accompanied by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, a string orchestra. Gjeilo set traditional texts of the church
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February 27, 2014
Family entertainment onstage and off curtaiN timE Irish playwright’s `Beauty Queen’
`Englewood Live’ arrives in Hampden Hall
“Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh will play Feb. 28 to March 30 at The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Michael Stricker is director. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays (No show March 16) Industry Night: 8 p.m. March 17. Tickets: $20 in advance, $22 at the door, www.theedgetheater.com, 303-2320363.
By Sonya Ellingboe
“Englewood Live” arrives in Hampden Hall with a varied menu of family entertainment, from 6-9 p.m. on March 8, organized by longtime Englewood resident Joe Fleenor, who announced the following: • 6 p.m. the Museum of Outdoor Arts indoor gallery and the ticket booth open. • The MOA will also remain open at intermission with its exhibit of “Urban Abstract,” works by Patricia Aaron and Chandler Romeo. “Extreme Ice Survey,” photos by James Balog, is in the Atrium. • 6 p.m. Dances with Wool gives spinning demonstrations in the atrium before the show and at intermission. • A demonstration of skills will also be offered by the Freedom Service Dogs organization, which will benefit from a portion of the evening’s proceeds. • 7 p.m. show starts, featuring: Littleton Dance Academy’s excerpts from “Alice in Wonderland.” Fairy tale ballets are a specialty with this group. • A reading of ”The Great Imaginator,” a new play by Kevin McCarthy — one of seven short plays that comprise h hu-“Strange Stories.” It’s a tale about a and,wingnut inventor and his exasperated ivine
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“Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose will play from March 7-30 at Cherry Creek Theatre, at Shaver Ramsey Gallery, 2414 E. 3rd Ave., Denver. Bernie Cardell is director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303-800-6578, www.cherrycreektheatre.org.
`Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ and more…
Dancers from the Littleton Dance Academy will perform a preview from the academy’s “Alice in Wonderland” at “Englewood Live” on March 8 at Hampden Hall. Courtesy photo wife who go back in time to try to fix their relationship, revisiting past failures such as the kamikaze damselfly, Briefcase of Hopelessness, car alarm bazooka. McCarthy, aka Locuto, the Imaginist, is a dramatist, poet and Colorado native with several projects in progress. • Rich Hopkins, 2013 Tall Tale Champion of Toastmasters District 26, presents his winning “It’s Gotta Be the Shoes.” • Storyteller Joe Fleenor will share two stories: “A String of Pearls,” about fatherhood and “Missouri Meanderings,” about a 1,300-mile trip in
1981 on the Missouri River with four friends. • The program will close with an interview about/with Freedom Service Dogs, an Englewood-based organization. “Englewood Live” will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 8 on the second floor of Englewood’s Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, at Hampden Hall, the Museum of Outdoor Art’s indoor gallery and in the Atrium. Tickets cost $8 for those 12 and older and are for children 11 and under. For more information contact email@example.com.
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“Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters” plays March 7 to May 11 at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, with the musical story of LaVerne, Maxine and Patty told through 20 hit songs. Performances: Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets and information: 303-449-6000, www.bouldersdinnertheatre.com.
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“Five Points Wrapped Around My Soul” is a musical history of acapella in the 50s, 60s and 70s in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. It’s an original production created by the Source Theater Company, directed by Jimmy Walker, presented through March 8 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 720-238-1323, www. thesourcedenver.org.
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“Swing,” conceived by Paul Kelly and originally directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbet, a Littleton High School graduate, plays through March 23 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Matthew D. Peters is director and a live band directed by Donna Debreceni will also perform. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and March 8; 6:30 p.m. on March 2. Tickets: $20-$40, 303-794-2787, ext. 5, www.townhallartscenter.com.
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February 27, 2014
‘It absolutely can happen here’ Cresthill Middle School students study, campaign against human trafficking By Hannah Garcia
firstname.lastname@example.org The wind didn’t do much to dampen the spirits of a group of Cresthill Middle School students huddled on the steps of the State Capitol Building in Denver on Feb. 20. Cold fingers and whipping coats aside, they were here for a purpose. It was Human Trafficking Awareness Advocacy Day at the capitol, and it marked a milestone for an endeavor Sonja Herring’s advanced history class has been working on since last semester. After studying the Civil War, the topic of slavery has been a theme in the class since mid-October. “Kids have this belief that slavery is over,” Herring said. “But, that’s far from the case.” Herring said she had the students find their
own articles on modern slavery for study, and they were shocked by what they found. “They came in the next morning enraged,” the teacher said. “They were saying things like, `why are we not hearing about this?’ They were just appalled by the lack of coverage.” This was the starting point for a year-long, comprehensive project. Herring broke her students into groups to tackle different parts of the enterprise, ranging from working on outreach to adults to social media campaigns and a petition drive.
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They came with rally signs, notebooks and a petition. As part of the project, students Jack Connolly and Hunter Fleming started a petition drive, gathering about 700 signatures from students across Highlands Ranch. “It took us awhile, maybe a month,” Connolly said. The applause was loud when Rep. Frank McNulty
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Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, speaks to students from Cresthill Middle School Feb. 20 at the Capitol as part of Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Photos by Hannah Garcia (R-Highlands Ranch) presented the petition in the House chamber at the State Capitol Building on Feb. 20, where the students sat while the legislative body unanimously adopted a resolution opposing human trafficking. “This may seem like an unpleasant topic to bring up in front of all of these young people,” said Rep. Elizabeth McCann (D-Denver), who drafted the resolution. “But this is a real issue.” Second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry globally, human trafficking is identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, according to the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado. Human trafficking grossed between $5 billion and $9 billion in 2004, according to estimates. The illegal trade ranges from forcing teenagers into sex slavery to labor trafficking, such as the illegal activities of former Highlands Ranch businessman Kizzy Kalu, who was convicted this year of luring foreign nurses to Colorado and forcing them to give up portions of their wages. “I think that’s been one of the most shocking things for them, that it can happen in their own community,” Herring said. “It absolutely can happen here.”
`Why can’t we?’
The project has largely been a work of ambition and a study in persistence. Two girls from the class were even working on a suggested curriculum for a civic project class, working with principal Sid Rundle. “We’re trying to convince
the district to start a community service-oriented class, dealing with anything from slavery to the homeless,” student Reese Wilking said. “What we’re doing with this project, this class would be kids doing this all the time.” The class, if adopted as the students envision it, would include community field trips, partnerships with topical organizations and comprehensive projects similar to their current undertaking. They plan to take the proposal to the school board. Another group developed a school-wide campaign encouraging students to switch from brands that use child slavery in their manufacture, using lists from free2work.org. “Teens, especially our age, express who we are through what we wear,” Veronica Wernsman said. “Some of our clothes are made by people who have had their rights taken away, and that’s something we want to end.” Taking that idea a step further, another group within the class was working on a school-wide letter campaign, encouraging companies like Skechers and Forever 21, both of which scored low on Free2Work’s grading system. That group includes students Evan Nottingham, Jonathan Serrano, Justin McMahon, Sean Gilpatrick and Payton Case. They developed a form letter and distributed it throughout the school. “The point is to get as many letters as possible,” Gilpatrick said. “We want to shake up the companies so that they see it’s not just adults that
Cresthill Middle School students Reese Wilking, left, and Abigail Smith work on developing a suggested community service class to present to the school board during school hours on Feb. 12. care,” Nottingham said. Madison Burns and Megan Dietz, students who worked with a group that mounted a social media campaign, said the class has been Tweeting facts and figures on child slavery and editing videos the students home to show at an assembly. Their Twitter handle is @cmsfights. “With the videos (at an assembly), we’re hoping students will go home and tell their parents, because parents are voters,” Burns said. Ally Conors has been supplementing efforts by working with animation to generate informative videos. Students Jared Siegel, Devin Sharpe, Andrew Davis and Brian Stelner have been running an Istagram account with similar goals (@stopslavery4good). Students Ashley Atencio, Annie Hoodecheck, Emma Agebran and Anna Lemon worked to sell red bracelets from the Red Thread Movement. The organization
works with trafficking victims from Nepal and Indida. “Some of the victims make these bracelets and half the proceeds directly benefit them,” Hoodecheck said. The group has also been using graphic design programs for t-shirts and posters. Students Taylor Vogel and Brad Bedel worked on a video interviewing people about their favorite brands and filming their reactions once they found out the companies use slavery in production. “Once we told them about the slavery, we asked them if they would still use that company,” Vogel said. “Most said `no.’” In the end, the students end up helping as much as they are learning, Herring said. “We’re trying to put the power into the kids’ hands,” student Abigail Smith said. “This project is giving us hope that maybe we can make a difference. I mean, why can’t we?”
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local teen skiers find spot with Bailey school With no ski team DCHS students compete for Platte Canyon High By Virginia Grantier
email@example.com Michaela Rollins, 14, a freshman at Douglas County High School, likes to go fast, more than 60 mph — and that’s not in a car. Rollins, a skier since age 2, does that speed on the white stuff, straight down. But about a year ago on new skis that she wasn’t quite comfortable with yet, she didn’t have the strength to control them at that speed, about 62 mph. When she hit a compression in the snow, she tumbled head over heels for awhile.
“It was very frightening… My helmet probably saved me,” she said. One of the new skis, which broke in the fall, is now the decoration above her dad’s little basement bar, now called the “Broken Ski Bar.” That spill didn’t stop her and the next day, with the help of Ibuprofen, she was back on the slopes. Rollins has skied for the reportedly ultra-serious Team Breck ski team whose home mountain is Breckenridge. Full-time team members have specially crafted school schedules to accommodate training, and whole weekends are spent training. What could have stopped her is that she’s also a serious academic student, and spending her weekends for months, from 5:30
Andris Arnold, 17, a senior at Douglas County High School, takes on the giant slalom course Feb. 13 at the state high school skiing competition held at Eldora Ski Area. Courtesy photo by Jason K. Powers
a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday, as a part-time Breck team member, was making it too hard to get school work done. So she’s doing what another DCHS student, senior Andris Arnold is doing, skiing for the high school team. But DCHS doesn’t have a ski team. Rollins’ parents found out that if a Colorado high school with a ski team has room, she could join. So now both she and Arnold are skiing for the Platte Canyon High School team in Bailey, Colo. Training is on Saturdays only, at Loveland Ski Area, so Sundays are free. They travel up to the team coach’s house occasionally, when they can, for workouts. Even with the more relaxed training schedule, Rollins qualified to participate in the state’s recent high school skiing championships at Eldora Ski Resort. “That’s a pretty big deal,” said Rollins mom, Ann Rollins of Castle Rock. “There was a lot of competition, lots of older kids.” Arnold was at state, too, for his third year. “I’m definitely a better skier than when I first joined,” Arnold said. Bob Feroldi, Platte Canyon’s ski coach, said the two have been great additions to the team. “They get along well with the others, and are part of our family,” he said. Arnold’s father, Peter Arnold, said many of the club teams “are very aggressive…very expensive.” And that kids can get burned out and not enjoy it. Another thing he’s found: Skiing for a high school team instead of a club is more about skiing to help the team instead of just for themselves. “Freshmen, seniors, they’re all helping each other, working together,” he said. “No one sits on the bench. Everyone plays.” He said people get to know skiers from various high school
Michaela Rollins, 14, a Douglas County High School freshman, competed recently at the Colorado High School Skiing Championships at Eldora Ski Resort. Courtesy photo
teams and cheer them all on regardless of school. “In particular you cheer the skiers that crash, get up, wipe themselves off, hike up the hill to put a ski back on, round a gate and then keep going down the course,” Peter Arnold said. “These are often very gutsy efforts.”
He didn’t say who he was referring to, but at the recent state championships, his Andris lost a ski, had to hike to find it and finish the race. And Rollins fell hard during a run. And they both plan to be back up.
Castle View’s Geiger places third on mats Castle Rock wrestler reaches podium at Class 5A state tourney, finishes year at 43-7
South Metro wreStlerS on the podiuM Wrestlers from south metro schools who placed in the top
By Jim Benton
six of the Class 5A state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center include:
jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com When Kaleb Geiger won the Class 5A, 170-pound third-place wrestling match Feb. 22 at the Pepsi Center it was a big win for the Castle View senior. After losing 2-1 to Alex Klaer of Rocky Mountain in the quarterfinals, Geiger won two consolation matches and earned a berth in the third-place match against Klaer. Geiger had a strong third period to notch the 6-2 victory over Klaer to avenge an earlier tourney defeat. “It was a big match, said Geiger, who finished the season with a 43-7 record. “It was against the kid who beat me in the quarterfinals. So it was a big match for me. It was for third place but he cost me from going to the finals.” Geiger was the lone Castle Rock wrestler to gain a spot on the podium. “It was a good season,” he said. “I really enjoyed wrestling for (coach) Kevin Bracken. … It was a great season except for the injury to my good friend Joe.” Joe Hunsaker broke his neck in a Feb. 1 match and is rehabilitating in Craig Hospital. Also from Castle View, freshman Gerimie Meier was eliminated in the second round of the consolation bracket. Hudson Marker,
113 pounds: 2. Matt Finesilver, Cherry Creek; 4. Hayden Karren, Ponderosa; 5. Frank Martinez, Chaparral 126 pounds: 1. Mitch Finesilver, Cherry Creek; 5. John Daniel, Arapahoe 132 pounds: 4. Devin House, Ponderosa 138 pounds: 1. Zach Finesilver, Cherry Creek 145 pounds: 2. Torry Williams, Ponderosa 170 pounds: 2. Dylan Formby, Mountain Vista; 3. Kaleb Geiger, Castle View 182 pounds: 1. Dylan Gabel, Ponderosa; 2. Jaylen Mosqueira, Arapahoe
285 pounds: 2. Dane Drimmer, Chaparral; 5. Blake
Castle View wrestler Kaleb Geiger squares off against Alex Klaer of Rocky Mountain in the battle for third place at the Feb. 22 Class 5A state wrestling championships at the Pepsi Center. Geiger won the match, the third-place medal and was the only Castle View wrestler to place at state. Photo by Tom Munds
the 182-pounder who is also one of Hunsaker’s best friends, was ousted in the second round of the consolation bracket. Douglas County’s six wrestlers — 106-pounder Tanner Mooney, 113-pounder Jack Bullock, 145-pounder Robert Gambrell, 170-pounder Luke Engler, Zach Summers at 220 pounds and heavyweight Adam Tate — all failed to place.
Rock Canyon’s 170-pounder Richard Davis was eliminated in the second round of consolation by Geiger. Outside of Castle Rock, three south metro area wrestlers were successful in winning individual state championships. Ponderosa’s Dylan Gabel won his second consecutive 182-pound championship by pinning Arapahoe’s Jaylen Mosqueira
in 3:11 of the title match. Cherry Creek’s 126-pounder Mitch Finesilver captured his second state title with a 1-0 win over Coronado’s Jess Hankin. And Mitch’s twin brother Zach Finesilver captured the 138-pound state title with a 10-4 decision over Arvada West’s Jimmy Rothwell. Arvada West easily captured the Class 5A team title with 179 points, 87 points more than second-place Pomona. Ponderosa was third with 88 points while Cherry Creek finished fourth with 81.5. Chaparral was 12th and Arapahoe 17th.
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Jaguars are on guard Junior duo paces Rock Canyon on hardwood By Jim Benton
firstname.lastname@example.org Tyler Lopez and Mitch Lombard are two of a kind. Both are junior Rock Canyon guards. Both can handle the basketball, penetrate, find open teammates, make steals off the dribble and score. Lopez is more of a shooting guard and Lombard a point guard but neither has trouble effectively switching roles. “They definitely have different skills,” said Rock Canyon coach Kent Grams. “I would argue they may be the best two tandem guards in the state. They are very hard to guard off the dribble.” Statistics after 22 games confirm that the two Jaguar scoring leaders are versatile assets on a young Rock Canyon team. The 5-foot-11 Garcia is averaging 15.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, two assists and three steals a game. Lombard, 6-1, is scoring at a 13.6 clip with four rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals per contest. “They have a lot of things they still need to improve on,” said Grams. “They have to step up and hit shots when we need them to and they have to improve on the defensive end. They have come a long way. “Last year we got beat up because we were so young. They have definitely matured. They understand the game better. They handle situations differ-
Rock Canyon junior guards Mitch Lombard (1) and Tyler Garcia (4) have paced the Jaguars this season. Photo by Jim Benton ently. They are doing better in the classroom. All around they’re getting better and better.” In a Feb. 18 Continental League game at Heritage, Lombard took over the scoring role putting up 25 points on 9-of-10 shooting in a 70-64 come-frombehind win. Twenty-one of
those points came from behind the arc as the junior was 7-of-8 from 3-point land. He also had nine assists, five rebounds and four steals. Displaying exceptional court vision all night, one of Lombard’s assists was to Garcia for a fast-break basket that put Rock Canyon up to stay at 66-
60 against the Eagles. Lombard and Taylor each connected on two free throws in the final waning seconds to ice the victory. Garcia had 17 points against Heritage and during the final 25 seconds of the first half when the Jaguars were working for a last shot, he dribbled the ball back and forth, up and down before driving to the basket. “Mitch is probably more of a point guard because he is very unselfish,” pointed out Grams. “The sign of a great player is how much better they make their teammates and Mitch does great job of getting teammates great looks. “Tyler is more of a scorer and we need him to score. He hasn’t been shooting the ball as well as we need him to. Tyler is unselfish, he can play the point and he has maybe the best handles in the state. He’s got unbelievably quick hands. He does things that college kids can’t do. Tyler looks to shoot more. That’s why we reverse that role and put Mitch at the point guard. If we need somebody to bring it up, either of them can bring it up. They are both very special.” Lombard says playing with Garcia makes the game easier. “He opens up a lot of things,” said Lombard. “He’s always open on the court so he makes it easy. He takes a lot of pressure off of me. He does a lot of the scoring and it is easy to get him the ball all the time. “My favorite thing to do is assisting off of the dribble, penetration. If the pass isn’t open I like to finish at the basket. Mainly I’m a pass-first point guard.”
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Scoreboard CASTLE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Castle View 51, Douglas County 34 Castle View’s Jontrell Herman scored 15 points followed by Matt Dowsey with 10 points. Castle View had six 3-pointers. Dowsey had seven rebounds and Herman had four. James White had five rebounds and two assists. Douglas County’s Calvin Cooke scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds. Christian Alexander had three rebounds and three assists. Zach Johnson also had three rebounds along with Mitchell Staples.
ROCK CANYON HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Rock Canyon 45, ThunderRidge 54 Isaac Hirsch scored 12 points followed by Mitch Lombard with 11 points for the Jaguars. Tyler Garcia had nine points and Eli Hirsch scored eight. Isaac Hirsch had eight rebounds and Evan Noyes had three. Lombard contributed four rebounds, five assists and two steals, while Garcia had three rebounds and three assists. The Jaguars scored seven 3-pointers. Rock Canyon 70, Heritage 64 Mitch Lombard scored 25 points and Tyler Garcia had 17 points in the win against Heritage. Both Evan Noyes and Isaac Hirsch scored eight points. Lombard had five rebounds, nine assists and four steals. Noyes and Isaac Hirsch had four rebounds and Spencer Kozmata had three. Garcia had four rebounds.
UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball WEDNESDAY TBA - Castle View @ Fairview (District Tournament) THURSDAY TBA - Rock Canyon vs. Lincoln (District Tournament)
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February 27, 2014
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
Public Notices 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 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; 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 Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0764 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/11/2013 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: ARLIE M GORDON, II Original Beneficiary: AEGIS MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/12/1999 Recording Date of DOT: 4/20/1999 Reception No. of DOT: 99034367 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $112,500.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $85,292.59 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE EAST 30 ACRES OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 66 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AS DESCRIBED IN INSTRUMENT FROM EDWARD G. SEIDENSTICKER TO THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THE S1/2S1/2 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 66 WEST RECORDED FEBRUARY 27, 1985 IN BOOK 563 AT PAGE 466. COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 4339 South Lake Gulch Road, 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, April 2, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/6/2014 Last Publication: 3/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/12/2013 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: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1159.00670 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0764 First Publication: 2/6/2014 Last Publication: 3/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Franktown NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0766 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/10/2013 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: GEORGE KIRBY ROSS AND TAMELA JO ROSS Original Beneficiary: FIRST CITY FINANCIAL CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/8/1999 Recording Date of DOT: 9/21/1999 Reception No. of DOT: 99081005 DOT Recorded in Douglas County.
Franktown NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0766
To Whom It May Concern: On 12/10/2013 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: GEORGE KIRBY ROSS AND TAMELA JO ROSS Original Beneficiary: FIRST CITY FINANCIAL CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/8/1999 Recording Date of DOT: 9/21/1999 Reception No. of DOT: 99081005 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $320,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $232,385.79 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: LOT 48, A REPLAT OF LOTS 48 AND 49, BURNING TREE RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 15, 1979 AT RECEPTION NO. 243430, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8337 Burnt Oak Trail, Franktown, 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, April 2, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/6/2014 Last Publication: 3/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/12/2013 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 #: 13-049-25633 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0766 First Publication: 2/6/2014 Last Publication: 3/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
PUBLIC NOTICE Larkspur NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0774 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/17/2013 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: LOUIS SADLER AND MARGARET SADLER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, FIRST COMMUNITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF FIRST COMMUNITY BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/27/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 11/8/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006096036 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $450,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $424,015.62 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: LOT 45 IN SAGE PORT FILING NO. 6B AND AS AMEND BY RATIFICATION AND CORRECTION OF THE FINAL PLAT RECORDED NOVEMBER 15, 2002 AT RECEPTION NO. 2002123892, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1110 Cochetopa Drive, Larkspur, CO 80118 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, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/18/2013 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: TONI DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 12-920-21035 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0774 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0778 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/17/2013 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: STEPHEN LEROY CONNELY AND CHERYL LEE CONNELY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2005-7 HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-7 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/31/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 9/7/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005084974 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $111,920.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $101,628.27 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: UNIT 5N, OAK CREST CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP THEREOF, RECORDED OCTOBER 10, 2000 AT RECEPTION NO. 0071707, IN THE RECORDS OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR OAK CREST CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED ON AUGUST 8, 1996 IN BOOK 1362 AT PAGE 248 IN SAID RECORDS, AMENDMENT RECORDED OCTOBER 10, 2000 IN BOOK 1906 AT PAGE 275, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1906 Oakcrest Circle #5n , 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, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/18/2013 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 #: 13-02895 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0778 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0781 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/17/2013 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: WYVETTER A LIVINGSTON AND STANLEY E. LIVINGSTON Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION 2005-D TRUST Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/27/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 4/29/2004 Reception No. of DOT: 2004043101 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $860,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $760,719.88 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 11, BLOCK 1, DIAMOND RIDGE ESTATE FILING TWO, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 455 Rose Quartz Place, 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, April 9, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auc-
Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/28/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 12/31/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007100134 The property described herein is all of the DOT Recorded in Douglas County. property encumbered by the lien of the Original Principal Amount of Evidence of deed of trust. Debt: $96,190.00 Legal Description of Real Property: Outstanding Principal Amount as of the LOT 11, BLOCK 1, DIAMOND RIDGE ESdate hereof: $89,351.53 TATE FILING TWO, COUNTY OF Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. are hereby notified that the covenants of Which has the address of: 455 Rose the deed of trust have been violated as Quartz Place, Castle Rock, CO 80108 follows: the failure to timely make payments as required under the Deed of NOTICE OF SALE Trust. To advertise your publicTHE notices call 303-566-4100 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE secured by the Deed of Trust described A FIRST LIEN. herein, has filed written election and deThe property described herein is all of the mand for sale as provided by law and in property encumbered by the lien of the said Deed of Trust. deed of trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given Legal Description of Real Property: that on the first possible sale date (unless Condominium Unit 201 together with the the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedexclusive right to use Parking Spaces nesday, April 9, 2014, at the Public TrustBP3-21 and BP3-22, The Stonecreek Park ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle "B" Condominiums, according to the ConRock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucdominium Map, recorded on April 02, tion to the highest and best bidder for 2001 at Reception No. 01026607 in the cash, the said real property and all inrecords of the Offices of the Clerk and Reterest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs corder of the County of Douglas, Colorand assigns therein, for the purpose of ado, and as defined and described in the paying the indebtedness provided in said Condominium Declaration for the StoneEvidence of Debt secured by the Deed of creek Park "B" Condominiums, recorded Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses on April 02, 2001 in Book 2000 at Page of sale and other items allowed by law, 469 in said records, County of Douglas, and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificState of Colorado. ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Which has the address of: 532 Oakwood First Publication: 2/13/2014 Drive B201, Castle Rock, CO 80104-1629 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press NOTICE OF SALE Dated: 12/18/2013 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt GEORGE J KENNEDY secured by the Deed of Trust described DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee herein, has filed written election and deThe name, address and telephone nummand for sale as provided by law and in bers of the attorney(s) representing the said Deed of Trust. legal holder of the indebtedness is: THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given LISA CANCANON that on the first possible sale date (unless Colorado Registration #: 42043 the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wed1199 BANNOCK STREET , nesday, April 9, 2014, at the Public TrustDENVER, COLORADO 80204 ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucFax #: (303) 813-1107 tion to the highest and best bidder for Attorney File #: 9105.06257 cash, the said real property and all in*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs SALE DATES on the Public Trustee weband assigns therein, for the purpose of site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustpaying the indebtedness provided in said ee/ Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Legal Notice No.: 2013-0781 of sale and other items allowed by law, First Publication: 2/13/2014 and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificLast Publication: 3/13/2014 ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Publisher: Douglas County News Press First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Dated: 12/26/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY Castle Rock DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee NOTICE OF SALE The name, address and telephone numPublic Trustee Sale No. 2013-0791 bers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: To Whom It May Concern: On 12/20/2013 EVE M GRINA the undersigned Public Trustee caused Colorado Registration #: 43658 the Notice of Election and Demand relat9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ing to the Deed of Trust described below ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 to be recorded in Douglas County. Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Original Grantor: ROBERT E VACHRIS III Fax #: AND PATRICIA J VACHRIS Attorney File #: 13-000157 Original Beneficiary: ASPEN VALLEY *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE MORTGAGE CORP. SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webCurrent Holder of Evidence of Debt: site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustEVERBANK ee/ Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/2/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 4/9/2004 Legal Notice No.: 2013-0796 Reception No. of DOT: 2004035749 First Publication: 2/13/2014 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Publisher: Douglas County News Press Debt: $298,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $253,086.85 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of Larkspur the deed of trust have been violated as NOTICE OF SALE follows: Failure to pay principal and inPublic Trustee Sale No. 2013-0806 terest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of To Whom It May Concern: On 12/27/2013 Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and the undersigned Public Trustee caused other violations of the terms thereof. the Notice of Election and Demand relatTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE ing to the Deed of Trust described below A FIRST LIEN. to be recorded in Douglas County. The property described herein is all of the Original Grantor: STEVEN SCHNAYERproperty encumbered by the lien of the SON AND TAMMIE RAE SCHNAYERdeed of trust. SON Legal Description of Real Property: Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECLOT 4, BLOCK 1, CASTLE PINES TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, NORTH #2, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE STATE OF COLORADO. FOR BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Which has the address of: 7462 PemCurrent Holder of Evidence of Debt: broke Court, Castle Rock, CO 80108 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/21/2011 NOTICE OF SALE Recording Date of DOT: 12/15/2011 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Reception No. of DOT: 2011079009 secured by the Deed of Trust described DOT Recorded in Douglas County. herein, has filed written election and deOriginal Principal Amount of Evidence of mand for sale as provided by law and in Debt: $399,705.00 said Deed of Trust. Outstanding Principal Amount as of the THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given date hereof: $392,153.66 that on the first possible sale date (unless Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedare hereby notified that the covenants of nesday, April 9, 2014, at the Public Trustthe deed of trust have been violated as ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle follows: A violation of the covenants of Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucsaid Deed of Trust for reasons including, tion to the highest and best bidder for but not limited to, the failure to make paycash, the said real property and all inments as provided for in the Deed of Trust terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and Negotiable Instrument. and assigns therein, for the purpose of THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE paying the indebtedness provided in said A FIRST LIEN. Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of The property described herein is all of the Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses property encumbered by the lien of the of sale and other items allowed by law, deed of trust. and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificLegal Description of Real Property: ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. TRACT 26, EL DORADO ACRES, First Publication: 2/13/2014 COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF Last Publication: 3/13/2014 COLORADO. Publisher: Douglas County News Press Which has the address of: 6649 Palmer Dated: 12/26/2013 Divide Ave, Larkspur, CO 80118-5426 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee NOTICE OF SALE The name, address and telephone numThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt bers of the attorney(s) representing the secured by the Deed of Trust described legal holder of the indebtedness is: herein, has filed written election and deJENNIFER H TRACHTE mand for sale as provided by law and in Colorado Registration #: 40391 said Deed of Trust. 1199 BANNOCK STREET , THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given DENVER, COLORADO 80204 that on the first possible sale date (unless Phone #: (303) 813-1177 the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedFax #: (303) 813-1107 nesday, April 16, 2014, at the Public Attorney File #: 4380.12054 Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucSALE DATES on the Public Trustee webtion to the highest and best bidder for site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustcash, the said real property and all inee/ terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of Legal Notice No.: 2013-0791 paying the indebtedness provided in said First Publication: 2/13/2014 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Publisher: Douglas County News Press of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. PUBLIC NOTICE First Publication: 2/20/2014 Last Publication: 3/20/2014 Castle Rock Publisher: Douglas County News Press NOTICE OF SALE Dated: 12/30/2013 Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0796 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee To Whom It May Concern: On 12/20/2013 The name, address and telephone numthe undersigned Public Trustee caused bers of the attorney(s) representing the the Notice of Election and Demand relatlegal holder of the indebtedness is: ing to the Deed of Trust described below JOAN OLSON to be recorded in Douglas County. Colorado Registration #: 28078 Original Grantor: LAURA M SMITH 1199 BANNOCK STREET , Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECDENVER, COLORADO 80204 TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, Phone #: (303) 813-1177 INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AIR ACADEMY Fax #: (303) 813-1107 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Attorney File #: 1269.22489 Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COL*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE ORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUSALE DATES on the Public Trustee webTHORITY site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustDate of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/28/2007 ee/ Recording Date of DOT: 12/31/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007100134 Legal Notice No.: 2013-0806 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. First Publication: 2/20/2014 Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Last Publication: 3/20/2014 Debt: $96,190.00 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $89,351.53 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you PUBLIC NOTICE are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as Castle Rock follows: the failure to timely make payNOTICE OF SALE ments as required under the Deed of Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0005 Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE To Whom It May Concern: On 1/3/2014 A FIRST LIEN. the undersigned Public Trustee caused The property described herein is all of the the Notice of Election and Demand relatproperty encumbered by the lien of the ing to the Deed of Trust described below deed of trust. to be recorded in Douglas County. Legal Description of Real Property: Original Grantor: ROBERT MORGAN AND TAMAR S DEFEZ Condominium Unit 201 together with the Original Beneficiary: FIRST HORIZON exclusive right to use Parking Spaces HOME LOAN CORPORATION BP3-21 and BP3-22, The Stonecreek Park Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. "B" Condominiums, according to the ConBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS dominium Map, recorded on April 02,
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To Whom It May Concern: On 1/3/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ROBERT MORGAN AND TAMAR S DEFEZ Original Beneficiary: FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, INC. 2006-HE1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE1 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/23/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 9/30/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005093608 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $156,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $155,539.81 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 10, BLOCK 7, FOUNDER'S VILLAGE NO. 12, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 137 S Bedford Avenue, 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, April 23, 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: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/6/2014 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9106.100000.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0005 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 1.428 A Bill for an Ordinance Authorizing Financing of the Construction of a Public Works Facility and the Expansion of the Recreation Center and in Connection Therewith Authorizing the Leasing of Town Hall and the Execution and Delivery by the Town of a Site and Improvement Lease for Town Hall, a Lease Purchase Agreement and Other Documents Related to the Financing; Authorizing Officials of the Town to Take all Action Necessary to Carry Out the Transactions Contemplated Hereby; and Ratifying Actions Previously Taken; and Providing Other Matters Related Thereto The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on February 18, 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.: 925026 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 3.119.3 Bill for an Ordinance A to Amend Section 13.10.170 of the Parker Municipal Code to Revise the Town of Parker Storm Drainage and Environmental Criteria Manual By Reference The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on February 18, 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.
Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9106.100000.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2014-0005 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0008 To Whom It May Concern: On 1/3/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JERRY G WHITWORTH JR AND MINDY C WHITWORTH Original Beneficiary: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/25/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 8/1/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003115767 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $279,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $231,603.93 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 27, BLOCK 6, RED HAWK FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 1681 Marsh Hawk Cir , Castle Rock, CO 80109-9593 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, April 23, 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: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/6/2014 GEORGE J KENNEDY PUBLIC NOTICE DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address ORDINANCEand NO.telephone 3.119.3 numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:SecBill for an Ordinance A to Amend CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER tion 13.10.170 of the Parker Municipal Colorado Registration #: 34145 Code to Revise the Town of Parker 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, Storm Drainage and Environmental CriDENVER, COLORADO 80202 teria Manual By Reference Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax (303)of865-1410 The #: Town Parker Council adopted this Attorney File 13-0774118, 2014. Ordinance on#:February *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on Public Trustee webThe full text of thethe ordinance is available site:public http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustfor inspection and acquisition in the ee/ office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0008 First 2/27/2014 CarolPublication: Baumgartner, CMC Last 3/27/2014 TownPublication: Clerk Publisher: Douglas County News Press Legal Notice No.: 925027 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 9.215 A Bill for an Ordinance to Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Town of Parker and the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Douglas Regarding Cost Sharing for Todd Drive (Motsenbocker Road to Jordan Road) Improvement Project The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on February 18, 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.: 925028 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 1.429 A Bill for an Ordinance to Vacate Drainage and Storm Sewer Easements Located in Villages of Parker Filing No. 21, Lot 3, Town of Parker, Colorado The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on February 18, 2014.
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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.
NOTICE Legal NoticePUBLIC No.: 925027 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 DISTRICT COURT, Publisher: Douglas CountyCOLORADO News-Press DOUGLAS COUNTY, 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, Colorado 80109
business hours (7:30CMC a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk and that default judgment may be entered against that party upon whom service is Legal Notice 925029 made by this No.: notice if he or she fails to First Publication: Februarywithin 27, 2014 appear or file a response thirty (30) Last Publication: February 27, 2014 days after the date of publication. Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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Domestic Cases CONSOLIDATED NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Notice is hereby given that in the following proceedings filed in the Court during the month of October 2013, under the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act, the above Court has found that due diligence has been used to obtain personal service of process within the State of Colorado and that efforts to obtain same would be to no avail, C.R.S. 14-10-107(4) (a) has ordered one publication of a Consolidated Notice of said proceedings: Case No.: 2013 DR 30263 Names of Parties: Edmonson, Erin Laurel and Edmonson, Brian Keith, Nature of Action: Dissolution of Marriage You are further notified that a copy of the Petition and Summons may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court during regular
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Dated this 20th Day of February, 2014 Cheryl A. Layne Clerk of the Combine Court 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 By: /s/ Jessica Decena Legal Notice No: 925034 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/6/2014 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 #: 13-07741 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2014-0008 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0001 To Whom It May Concern: On 1/2/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: RICHARD ZERR AND MYLENE HANNIGAN ZERR Original Beneficiary: NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES NC 2005-HE8, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES NC 2005-HE8 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/11/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/19/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005078492** DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $87,100.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $80,628.46 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 October 1, 2009 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: CONDOMINIUM UNIT F-27, AND GARAGE UNIT N/A, CASTLE VILLAS, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP THEREOF, RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2000, AT RECEPTION NO. 00062700, IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN CASTLE VILLAS CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION RECORDED ON DECEMBER 3, 1999 AT RECEPTION NO. 99101136 IN BOOK 1784 AT PAGE 1389, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 6017 Castlegate Dr W # F-27, Castle Rock, CO 80108 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by PUBLIC the DeedNOTICE of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand forORDINANCE sale as provided by law and in NO. 1.429 said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given A Bill for an Ordinance to Vacate Drainthat on first possible sale date (unless age andthe Storm Sewer Easements Locthe sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedated in Villages of Parker Filing No. 21, nesday, Aprilof23, 2014, at the Public Lot 3, Town Parker, Colorado Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell atadopted public aucThe Town of Parker Council this tion to the on highest and18, best bidder for Ordinance February 2014. cash, the said real property and all interest of text saidofGrantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs The full the ordinance is available and assigns therein,and foracquisition the purpose of for public inspection in the paying thethe indebtedness provided said office of Town Clerk, 20120in East Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items Carol Baumgartner, CMC allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificTown Clerk ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First LegalPublication: Notice No.:2/27/2014 925029 Last First Publication: Publication: 3/27/2014 February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County 27, News Press Last Publication: February 2014 Dated: 1/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee PUBLIC and NOTICE The name, address telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the ORDINANCE NO. 9.214 is: legal holder of the indebtedness HOLLY DECKER A Bill for an Ordinance to Approve the Colorado Registration #: 32647 Intergovernmental Agreement 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITEBetween 250, the Town of Parker and the Parker WaLAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 ter and#:Sanitation District Regarding Phone (303) 274-0155 Cost#:Sharing for the Improvements to Fax (303) 274-0159 Todd Drive Attorney File #: 13-922-25730 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE The of Parker adoptedwebthis SALETown DATES on theCouncil Public Trustee Ordinance on February 18, 2014. site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the Public Notice No.: 2014-0001 officePublication: of the Town Clerk, 20120 East First 2/27/2014 Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Carol Baumgartner, CMC Town Clerk
Legal Notice No.: 925030 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT Pike National Forest
DOMINIUM DECLARATION RECORDED DECEMBER 3, 1999 AT RECEPTION NO. 99101136 IN BOOK 1784 AT PAGE 1389, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 6017 Castlegate Dr W # F-27, 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, April 23, 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: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/6/2014 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 #: 13-922-25730 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Public Notice No.: 2014-0001 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 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 February 18, 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. 2014-06 An Ordinance annexing to the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado, as an Enclave pursuant to Article II, Section 30 of the Colorado Constitution and the Municipal Annexation Act, an area totaling 44.714 acres within Section 9 and Section 10, Township 8, Range 67 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Douglas County, State of Colorado (Covenant at Castle Rock Annexation) Subject Matter Summary: The purpose of the proposed Ordinance is to approve the annexation of an approximately 45 acre parcel of property currently located within unincorporated Douglas County into the Town of Castle Rock. The proposed annexation is knownPublic as theNotice Covenant at Castle Rock Annexation. OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT Legal Notice No.: 925022Forest Pike National First Publication: February 27, 2014 LastProject Publication: February 27, 2014 #1 - Big Turkey Trailhead Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Teller County, CO Project #2 – Sugar Creek Bridge and Trailhead Douglas County, CO
The Forest Service, Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District, proposes two projects as follows: Project #1 Big Turkey Trailhead. This project would involve restoration of approximately 1/2 mile of non-system routes, improvement of a small parking area for 10-15 vehicles, and installation of barrier fencing to accommodate parking as well as dispersed camping along National Forest System Road (NFSR) 360.b. In addition, maintenance and improvement of the existing foot trail accessing the Turkey Rocks climbing area would occur. Work would be accomplished using heavy equipment and handtools. Project #1 is located off NFSR 360 approximately 4 miles west of West Creek, CO in T11S, R70W, Sec(s) 4,5,8, 6th P.M. Project # 2 Sugar Creek Bridge and Trailhead. This project would remove the existing bridge over Sugar Creek on Trail 677 and replace it approximately 100 feet west of its current location. In addition, the trailhead for trail 677 would be reconstructed and defined with barrier fencing. The new section of trail to connect trail 677 and the new bridge has been approved in the Rampart Range Recreation Area Motorized Roads and Trail Plan, July 2005. Work would be accomplished using heavy equipment and handtools. Project #2 is located off Douglas County Road 67 approximately 2 miles east of Oxyoke, CO in T8S, R70W, Sec 36, 6th P.M. Project descriptions detailing the proposals are available for review at the South Platte Ranger District office. The Forest Service has made a preliminary determination that these proposals fall within a category of actions listed in regulations at 36 CFR 220.6, that are excluded from documentation in an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and that there are no extraordinary circumstances that would preclude use of the following categories:
or orProject any of #1 his- subcontractors in or about Big Turkey Trailhead the performance said work, TellerofCounty, CO or that suppliedProject rental #2 machinery, tools, or equip– Sugar Creek Bridge ment to the extent used in the prosecuand Trailhead tion of said work, may at any time up to Douglas County, CO and including said time of such final settlement on said March 29, 2014, file a veriThe Forest Service, Pike National fied statement the amount dueDistrict, and unForest, SouthofPlatte Ranger paid on account of such claim with proposes two projects as follows:the Board of #1 County Commissioners, c/o PubProject Big Turkey Trailhead. This lic Works Engineering Director, with project would involve restoration of ap-a copy to the Engineer, routes, Terry proximately 1/2Project mile of non-system Gruber, Department of Public Works improvement of a small parking areaEnfor gineering, Philipand S. installation Miller Building, 100 10-15 vehicles, of barrier Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO fencing to accommodate parking as well 80104. as dispersed camping along National Forest System Road (NFSR) 360.b. In Failure onmaintenance the part of claimant to file such addition, and improvement statement priorfoot to such settlement will of the existing trail final accessing the Turrelieve said County of Douglas all key Rocks climbing area wouldfrom occur. and any liability for such claimant's claim. Work would be accomplished using heavy equipment and handtools. Project #1 is The Board Douglas Commislocated off of NFSR 360 County approximately 4 sioners of the County of Douglas, Colmiles west of West Creek, CO in T11S, orado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., R70W, Sec(s) 4,5,8, 6th P.M. Public Works Engineering Director. Project # 2 Sugar Creek Bridge and Legal NoticeThis No.:project 925024 Trailhead. would remove the First Publication: February 2014on Trail existing bridge over Sugar27, Creek Last and Publication: 6, 2014 100 feet 677 replace March it approximately Publisher: Douglas County News-Press west of its current location. In addition, the trailhead for trail 677 would be reconstrucPublic ted and defined with Notice barrier fencing. The new section of trail to connect trail 677 PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID and the new bridge has been approved in the Rampart Range Recreation Area MoSeparate sealed 2014 torized Roads andbids Trail for Plan, July CON2005. CRETE PAVEMENT REPAIRusing PROJECT, Work would be accomplished heavy DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT equipment and handtools. ProjectNUM#2 is BER CI 2014-005 will be received by the located off Douglas County Road 67 apOwner, Douglas Government, proximately 2 milesCounty east of Oxyoke, CO in Department Public Works T8S, R70W, of Sec 36, 6th P.M.Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Project descriptions detailing the proposTuesday, March for 18, review 2014, at at the 2:00South p.m. als are available This project concrete pavePlatte Rangerconsists District of office. ment repair, other miscellaneous work, and Forest traffic control. The Service has made a preliminary determination that these proposals fall The Contract Documents may in bereguexwithin a category of actions listed amined at at the address after 10:00 lations 36 above CFR 220.6, that are exa.m. onfrom Monday, March 3, 2014, copcluded documentation in an and Environies of the Contract Documents may be obmental Assessment (EA) or Environmenttained upon payment(EIS), of $35.00 for there each al Impact Statement and that set. no Theextraordinary $35.00 is non-refundable. (Addiare circumstances that tional charge if mailing would preclude use of is therequired.) following categories: A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 on CFR Wednesday, March 12, Projecta.m. #1; 36 220.6(e)(20), Activit2014, at restore, the Department of Public Works ies that rehabilitate, or stabilize Engineering, Philip Millerand Building, lands occupied by S. roads trails, 100 exThird Street, Suite 220,System Castle roads Rock, and CO cluding National Forest 80104. The Bid System Openingtrails will be National Forest to conduca more ted at 2:00 p.m. that on Tuesday, March 18, natural condition may include remov2014,replacing, at the same ing, or address. modifying drainage structures and ditches, reestablishing veThe Project includes the following getation, reshaping natural contours maand jor items and approximate quantities:or slopes, reestablishing drainage-ways, •other Removal of Concrete Pavement – activities that would restore site pro62,220 SY ductivity and reduce environmental im•pacts. Aggregate Base Course (Class 6) – 7,504 Ton Project #2; 36 CFR 220.6(e)(1), Con• Concreteand Pavement (9 Inch)of (Class struction reconstruction trails.P) (Without Sealant) – 35,220 SY • Concrete Pavement (9 Inch) (Class P) This comment period coincides with pub(With Sealant) 21,000 lic scoping and –will be theSY only comment Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, opportunity offered on this project (seeBid36 ders shall CFR 215.5have and received 215.6). Itprequalification is intended to status (active status) with theaffected Colorado provide those interested in or by Department of Transportation bid on inthis proposal an opportunity totomake their dividual of the size and kind of concernsprojects known before the Responsible work asmakes set forth herein. This comment Official a decision. period is provided to comply with a recent Any questions on the inbidding US District Court ruling Sequoiaprocess Forestmay to Terry Gruber, keeperbev. directed Tidwell, which invalidated cerProject Engineer at 303.660.7490. tain sections of the agency’s appeal regulations. Those who provide comment or For Planholder Information, otherwise express interest by the close of Please Call 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) the comment period may be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to regulations Legal Notice No.: 925025 at 36 CFR Part 215. First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, Publisher: Douglas Countyconcerning News-Pressthis and electronic comments action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of this notice in the Douglas County News-Press. The publication date in the Douglas County News-Press is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this proposal. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period.
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Subject Matter Summary: The purpose of the proposed Ordinance is to approve the annexation of an approximately 45 acre parcel of property currently located within unincorporated Douglas County into the Town of Castle Rock. The proposed annexation is known as the Covenant at Castle Rock Annexation.
Legal Notice No.: 925022 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press 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 February 18, 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. 2014-07 An Ordinance Amending the Town’s Zone District Map by Approving the Covenant at Castle Rock Planned Development Plan and Planned Development Zoning Regulations Subject Matter Summary: The purpose of the proposed OrdinPublic Notice ance is to approve the zoning For the Covenant at Castle Rock Annexation as OPPORTUNITY TOThe COMMENT Planned Development. Planned DeForest velopmentPike PlanNational will allow for the development of up to 58 single family dwell- Big ing Project units on#1the siteTurkey Trailhead Teller County, CO Project – Sugar Legal Notice#2 No.: 925023Creek Bridge andFebruary Trailhead First Publication: 27, 2014 Douglas County, Last Publication: February 27,CO 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press The Forest Service, Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District, PUBLIC NOTICE proposes two projects as follows: Project #1 Big Turkey Trailhead. This OF project would NOTICE involve restoration of apCONTRACTORS proximately 1/2 mile of SETTLEMENT non-system routes, COUNTY DOUGLAS improvement of a OF small parking area for STATE and OF COLORADO 10-15 vehicles, installation of barrier fencing to accommodate parking as well NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to as dispersed camping along National SectionSystem 38-26-107, C.R.S., as 360.b. amended, Forest Road (NFSR) In that on March 29, 2014and final settlement addition, maintenance improvement will beexisting made by County of Douglas, of the footthe trail accessing the TurStateRocks of Colorado, andwould on account key climbingfor area occur. of a contract between Douglas County Work would be accomplished using heavy and Foothills and Maintenance, equipment andPaving handtools. Project #1 is Inc. for off theNFSR 2013 360 Surface Treatment located approximately 4 Project, Douglas County Project Number miles west of West Creek, CO in T11S, CI 2013-002 in 4,5,8, Douglas R70W, Sec(s) 6thCounty; P.M. and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation has an unpaid Project # 2 that Sugar Creek Bridgeclaim and against saidThis Foothills Paving MaintenTrailhead. project wouldand remove the ance, Inc. for orover on account of the on furnishexisting bridge Sugar Creek Trail ing of labor, materials, team hire, susten677 and replace it approximately 100 feet ance, other supwest ofprovisions, its current provender location. Inor addition, the plies usedforortrail consumed by be such contracttrailhead 677 would reconstrucor anydefined of his subcontractors in or about tedorand with barrier fencing. The the performance of said work, or that new section of trail to connect trail sup677 pliedthe rental tools, or equipand new machinery, bridge has been approved in ment to the extent used in the prosecuthe Rampart Range Recreation Area Motion of said work, any time up to torized Roads andmay TrailatPlan, July 2005. and including time of suchusing final settleWork would besaid accomplished heavy ment on said March 29, 2014, file a #2 veriequipment and handtools. Project is fied statement of theCounty amountRoad due and unlocated off Douglas 67 appaid on account of such claim with the proximately 2 miles east of Oxyoke, CO in BoardR70W, of County c/o PubT8S, Sec Commissioners, 36, 6th P.M. lic Works Engineering Director, with a copy todescriptions the Project Engineer, Terry Project detailing the proposGruber, Department Public Enals are available for of review at Works the South gineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Platte Ranger District office. Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Forest Service has made a preliminary determination that these proposals fall Failureaon the partofofactions claimant to file such within category listed in regustatement to such final settlement will lations at prior 36 CFR 220.6, that are exrelieve said County of Douglas from all cluded from documentation in an Environand anyAssessment liability for such claim. mental (EA) claimant's or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and that there The no Board of Douglas County Commisare extraordinary circumstances that sioners of the County of Douglas, would preclude use of the following Colcatorado, egories: By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public Works Engineering Director. Project #1; 36 CFR 220.6(e)(20), ActivitLegal Notice No.: rehabilitate, 925024 ies that restore, or stabilize First February landsPublication: occupied by roads 27, and2014 trails, exLast Publication: March 6, 2014 roads and cluding National Forest System Publisher: Douglas County News-Press National Forest System trails to a more natural condition that may include removing, replacing, or modifying drainage structures and ditches, reestablishing vegetation, reshaping natural contours and slopes, reestablishing drainage-ways, or other activities that would restore site productivity and reduce environmental impacts. Project #2; 36 CFR 220.6(e)(1), Construction and reconstruction of trails.
This comment period coincides with public scoping and will be the only comment opportunity offered on this project (see 36 CFR 215.5 and 215.6). It is intended to provide those interested in or affected by this proposal an opportunity to make their concerns known before the Responsible Official makes a decision. This comment period is provided to comply with a recent US District Court ruling in Sequoia Forestkeeper v. Tidwell, which invalidated certain sections of the agency’s appeal regulations. Those who provide comment or otherwise express interest by the close of the comment period may be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to regulations at 36 CFR Part 215. Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of this notice in the Douglas County News-Press. The publication date in the Douglas County News-Press is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this proposal. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period.
Written comments must be submitted to: Randy Hickenbottom, District Ranger, South Platte Ranger District, 19316 Goddard Ranch Court, Morrison, CO 80465. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official’s office during normal business hours via telephone 303-275-5610 or in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments. Electronic comments must be submitted to email@example.com (Project #1), or firstname.lastname@example.org (Project #2) in an email message, or in one of the following electronic formats: rich text format (.rtf), portable document format (.pdf), or Word (.doc). In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal any decision on this project must meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6. Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from: Brandon Mitchell, email@example.com or Scott Dollus, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 303-275-5610. Legal Notice No.: 925032 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
Project #1 - Big Turkey Trailhead Teller County, CO Project #2 – Sugar Creek Bridge and Trailhead Douglas County, CO
The Forest Service, Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District, proposes two projects as follows: Project #1 Big Turkey Trailhead. This project would involve restoration of approximately 1/2 mile of non-system routes, improvement of a small parking area for 10-15 vehicles, and installation of barrier fencing to accommodate parking as well as dispersed camping along National Forest System Road (NFSR) 360.b. In addition, maintenance and improvement of the existing foot trail accessing the Turkey Rocks climbing area would occur. Work would be accomplished using heavy equipment and handtools. Project #1 is located off NFSR 360 approximately 4 miles west of West Creek, CO in T11S, R70W, Sec(s) 4,5,8, 6th P.M.
Project # 2 Sugar Creek Bridge and Trailhead. This project would remove the existing bridge over Sugar Creek on Trail 677 and replace it approximately 100 feet west of its current location. In addition, the trailhead for trail 677 would be reconstructed and defined with barrier fencing. The new section of trail to connect trail 677 and the new bridge has been approved in the Rampart Range Recreation Area Motorized Roads and Trail Plan, July 2005. Work would be accomplished using heavy equipment and handtools. Project #2 is located off Douglas County Road 67 approximately 2 miles east of Oxyoke, CO in T8S, R70W, Sec 36, 6th P.M. Project descriptions detailing the proposals are available for review at the South Platte Ranger District office.
The Forest Service has made a preliminary determination that these proposals fall within a category of actions listed in regulations at 36 CFR 220.6, that are ex-
Project #1; 36 CFR 220.6(e)(20), Activities that restore, rehabilitate, or stabilize lands occupied by roads and trails, excluding National Forest System roads and National Forest System trails to a more natural condition that may include removing, replacing, or modifying drainage structures and ditches, reestablishing vegetation, reshaping natural contours and slopes, reestablishing drainage-ways, or other activities that would restore site productivity and reduce environmental impacts. Project #2; 36 CFR 220.6(e)(1), Construction and reconstruction of trails.
This comment period coincides with public scoping and will be the only comment opportunity offered on this project (see 36 CFR 215.5 and 215.6). It is intended to provide those interested in or affected by this proposal an opportunity to make their concerns known before the Responsible Official makes a decision. This comment period is provided to comply with a recent US District Court ruling in Sequoia Forestkeeper v. Tidwell, which invalidated certain sections of the agency’s appeal regulations. Those who provide comment or otherwise express interest by the close of the comment period may be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to regulations at 36 CFR Part 215.
Written comments must be submitted to: Randy Hickenbottom, District Ranger, South Platte Ranger District, 19316 Goddard Ranch Court, Morrison, CO 80465. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official’s office during normal business hours via telephone 303-275-5610 or in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments.
Electronic comments must be submitted to email@example.com (Project #1), or firstname.lastname@example.org (Project #2) in an email message, or in one of the following electronic formats: rich text format (.rtf), portable document format (.pdf), or Word (.doc). In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal any decision on this project must meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6. Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from: Brandon Mitchell, email@example.com or Scott Dollus, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 303-275-5610.
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Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of this notice in the Douglas County News-Press. The publication date in the Douglas County News-Press is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this proposal. Those wishing to comment
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things to do Editor’s notE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to email@example.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis. FEb. 27 Appy hour Explore educational apps that will make you feel good about giving your 2- to 4-year-old your tablet. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Road. Bring your iOS or Android phone or tablet. To register, call 303-791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org. MArch 4 cybEr sEcurity Examine cybercrime and learn what the future holds with Paul Mauro from DU’s Osher Life-Long Learning Institute. The program begins at 10 a.m. March 4 at Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch, James H. LaRue Branch, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., and at 10 a.m. March 5 at the Philip S. Miller Branch in Castle Rock, 100 S. Wilcox St. To register, call 303-791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org. MArch 5 hoME gArdEning Receive instruction and free seeds from Front Range Organic Gardeners Inc. at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 26 at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines, 7437 Village Square Drive, Suite 110. Topics include soil preparation, patio gardening, growing zones and plant choices. To register, call 303-791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org. MArch 7 Author EvEnt Local author Mary Taylor Young,
author of “Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years” will be at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock at 6:30 p.m. March 7. This author event will include an author presentation and book signing, refreshments, and an opportunity to purchase the book. Registration suggested at 303-791-7323.
MArch 8 blood drivE Philip S. Miller Library Community
Blood Drive, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 in Meeting Room West at 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
MArch 12 policE AcAdEMy If you’ve ever wondered how
Castle Rock police investigate crimes, or enforce laws, or perform other aspects of their jobs, consider joining the Citizen Police Academy. Applications are now being accepted and are due March 12. The free 10-week series runs from 6-10 p.m. Mondays, starting March 24. If you’re interested, fill out and submit an application online at CRgov.com/academy. The program will be limited to 30 participants, so don’t wait if you are interested. Contact Lyons, 720-733-6016 or jlyons@
coMEdy MAgiciAn Tim Ellis, from Australia, will perform from 7:30-9 p.m. April 18 at Theatre of Dreams Arts and Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Ellis has been described as crazy, hyperactive, hilarious, insuring, unpredictable and entertaining. The comedy comes in part from the audience members Tim invites onstage who always end up looking like the stars of the show. He has been awarded Best Magician at several International Magic Competitions, and awarded a world championship twice. Show is suitable for all ages. Call 303-660-6799 for reservations. Go to www.AmazingShows.com.
dEMocrAtic dinnEr Jamie LaRue will headline this year’s Clinton/Carter silent auction and dinner March 22. LaRue, a nationally known expert in library development and innovative programs, will take from his extensive experience in service to the public in Douglas County and elsewhere to focus on “Reclaiming the Public Sector.” The annual event is at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch. Cocktail reception and silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m. with a four-course dinner and party going from 7:3010 p.m. To purchase tickets and make dietary requests, visit DouglasDemocrats.org or call 720-509-9048. 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. April 3 to May 1 rockEtry clAss Students in grades 3-8 are invited to learn about rockets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, from April 3 to May 1 at Arma Dei Academy, 345 E. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Instructor Greg Vigil is an experienced engineer and rocketeer. We will begin by building a pocket rocket and will end with a solid fuel rocket launch during the last class. Cost is $40 includes T-shirt and age appropriate rocket. To register, call 303-346-4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
MAy 31 bikE rAcE Douglas County’s Greenland Ranch open space will host Colorado’s first EROCK Sunrise to Sunset Front Range Relay Mountain Bike Race. The course is a fast 8.25-mile loop with stunning views of Pikes Peak and the Rampart Range. The EROCK Sunrise to Sunset is designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to experience the thrill of competing in a challenging endurance race on a less technical off-road course. The day long race offers competitors with awards, exceptional prize packages and a post-race awards celebration. Email email@example.com or check out http:// www.erockrace.com. Early registration is encouraged before March 31.
clubs in your community Editor’s notE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
douglascountyco.org. For more information contact Dianne Bailey at 303-805-2380 or email@example.com.
bni cAstlE Rock Business Leaders chapter meets from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd. Call 303-993-9973 with any questions or visit www.BNIColorado. com.
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 Saturday each month. Visit www.dcgop.org or call 303-730-0100. douglAs county Republican Women
meets at 11 a.m. the third Wednesday each month at the Lone Tree Golf and Hotel. Call Marsha Haeflein at 303-841-4318 or visit www.dcgop.org or www.dcrw.org.
douglAs county Young Republicans meets the last Monday of the month. Call Brett Olkowski at 303-257-5275 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
rEcurring/through MAy nonproFit vEndors Applications for nonprofit participants are being accepted for the 43th annual CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair. Nonprofit groups seeking to exhibit their services and recruit volunteers will pay a fraction of the booth fee that other vendors pay to participate in the festival. Applications are available at www.peoplesfair.com. Contact the CHUN office at 303-830-1651. The People’s Fair is June 7-8.
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 720-220-2759 or visit www. freedouglas.org.
ElEphAnt rock The 27th annual Subaru Elephant
Rock Ride is coming up on June 1 in Castle Rock. Go to http://elephantrockride.com for course and registration details. A family friendly event with live music, food and an expo showcasing the best in the outdoor industry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Early registration is encouraged before March 1.
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 aauw-
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.
cAstlE rock Writers Workshop Group is an encouraging place to share ideas and manuscripts with other writers from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Contact Alice at 303-521-8615 or Tania at 850-259-8642. douglAs-ElbErt county Music Teachers’ Association meets at 9 a.m. every first Thursday at Parker Bible Church, between Jordan and Chambers on Main Street. All area music teachers are welcome. Call Lucie Washburn, 303-814-3479. littlEton lEtip meets from 7:16-8:31 a.m. every Tuesday for breakfast at Luciles, 2852 W. Bowles Ave., to exchange qualified business leads. Call Bob Hier at 303-6606426 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.
Douglas County Treasurer’s Statement Public Notice
COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, COLORADO COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, COLORADO TREASURER'S STATEMENT TREASURER'S STATEMENT Statement of Cash Receipts & Disbursements Statement of Cash Receipts & DisbursementsFor the 6 months Ended December 31, 2013 For the 6 months Ended December 31, 2013
BEGINNING CASH COUNTY FUNDS
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES $3,681,239.91 $0.00 CAPITAL REPLACEMENT 0.00 CISC FISCAL$14,640,350.09 AGENT $417,014.99 0.00 CONSERVATION TRUST $1,428,142.63 0.00 COUNTY GENERAL $90,784,162.15 2,025,890.12 DEBT SERVICE $2,308,940.61 0.00 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES $1,360,550.35 144,941.25 GENERAL FIXED ASSET $5,100.58 0.00 HUMAN SERVICES $6,116,374.90 45,854.86 INTERNAL SERVICES LIAB & PROP INSUR NSUR $1,191,768.56 0.00 INTERNAL SERVICES MEDICAL SELF INSUR F INSUR $2,052,660.02 0.00 INTERNAL SERVICES-EMPLOYEE BENEFITS EE BENEFITS $2,359,069.39 0.00 JUSTICE CENTER SALES & USE TAX AX $36,407,906.13 0.00 L.I.D. CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION $402,567.74 7,157.84 LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY $23,577,467.36 948,291.45 LID PROJECTS 0.00 LINCOLN STATION$5,697.53 SALES TAX IMPROVEMENT OVEMENT $525.04 0.00 OPEN SPACE - SALES & USE TAX $12,071,625.42 0.00 PARKS SALES & USE TAX $8,897,664.25 0.00 PUBLIC TRUSTEE ($780,788.05) 0.00 RMHIDTA ($260,600.35) 0.00 ROAD & BRIDGE $68,220,923.34 4,592,959.69 ROAD SALES & USE TAX $37,449,271.70 0.00 SOLID WASTER DISPOSAL SITE $183,979.68 0.00 TREASURER'S TAX COLLECTION DUE TO TAXING AUTHORITIES & IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS $37,532,708.30 27,541,448.32 MISCELLANEOUS RECEIVABLES ES $2,015.18 0.00 MISCELLANEOUS PAYABLES $125,847.84 0.00 TREASURER'S CASH & INVESTMENT T MISCELLANEOUS RECEIVABLES ES ($290,882.90) 0.00 MISCELLANEOUS PAYABLES $2,148,810.01 0.00 WOODMOOR MOUNTAIN GID $4,292.75 2,016.47 TOTAL COUNTY FUNDS $352,044,405.15 $35,308,560.00
ABATED AND BEGINNING DELINQUENT CASH TAX
CURRENT TAX INTEREST
ABATED AND DELINQUENT OTHERTAX TRANSFERS INTEREST RECEIPTS IN
TOTAL OTHER RECEIPTS AND TRANSFERS
TOTAL TRANSFERS RECEIPTS IN ANDTRANSFERS TRANSFERS DISBURSEMENTS OUT
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS AND TRANSFERS
$3,681,239.91 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14,640,350.09 0.00 $528,592.28 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $417,014.99 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 476,889.87 $1,428,142.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,818.71 $90,784,162.15 2,025,890.12 (108,020.01) (108,020.01) $2,308,940.61 80,400.23 0.00 56,668,095.23 0.00 0.00 0.00 $1,360,550.35 144,941.25 1,753,881.16 (7,680.43) (7,680.43) 5,746.89 0.00 $5,100.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $6,116,374.90 45,854.86 (2,456.93) (2,456.93) 1,815.93 $1,191,768.56 0.00 2,270,530.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 269,792.76 $2,052,660.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $2,359,069.39 0.00 6,296,235.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 736,524.14 $36,407,906.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.007,157.84 11,769,744.66 $402,567.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $23,577,467.36 948,291.45 (5,830.09) (5,830.09) $5,697.53 15,309.44 0.00 1,698,457.77 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $525.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,123.20 $12,071,625.42 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $8,897,664.25 0.00 4,686,415.05 0.00 0.00 0.00 121,594.34 ($780,788.05) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 237,224.22 ($260,600.35) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,156,936.29 $68,220,923.34 4,592,959.69 (34,508.27) (34,508.27) 25,824.30 $37,449,271.70 0.00 5,031,683.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 $183,979.68 0.00 10,761,623.96 0.00 0.00 0.00 19,416.64
$0.00 $0.00 0.00 2,838,522.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,400.23 7,510,045.00 0.00 1,796,550.16 5,746.89 0.00 0.00 1,815.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,309.44 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 838,111.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,824.30 737,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
$528,592.28 $528,592.28 0.00 $2,838,522.00 476,889.87 $476,889.87 650,818.71 $650,818.71 56,668,095.23 $66,176,410.57 1,753,881.16 $3,550,431.32 0.00 $143,007.71 0.00 $0.00 2,270,530.36 $2,315,744.22 269,792.76 $269,792.76 6,296,235.02 $6,296,235.02 736,524.14 $736,524.14 11,769,744.66 $11,769,744.66 0.00 $7,157.84 1,698,457.77 $2,656,228.57 0.00 $0.00 3,123.20 $3,123.20 4,686,415.05 $4,686,415.05 121,594.34 $959,705.36 237,224.22 $237,224.22 1,156,936.29 $1,156,936.29 5,031,683.41 $10,352,959.13 10,761,623.96 $10,761,623.96 19,416.64 $19,416.64
$0.00 $625,190.14 2,838,522.00 252,120.91 0.00 400,100.53 0.00 397,068.05 7,510,045.00 91,673,041.62 1,796,550.16 5,765,230.75 0.00 1,291,526.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,715,850.35 0.00 66,343.78 0.00 5,765,911.15 0.00 420,588.94 0.00 10,003,173.65 0.00 18,261.33 0.00 8,618,455.34 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,648.24 0.00 1,703,671.12 838,111.02 1,121,473.48 0.00 240,022.29 0.00 1,110,263.73 737,000.00 29,441,872.15 0.00 10,965,385.06 0.00 15,292.77
$528,592.28 $0.00 $2,838,522.00 950,850.00 $476,889.87 0.00 $650,818.71 0.00 $66,176,410.57 400,000.00 $3,550,431.32 0.00 $143,007.71 0.00 $0.00 0.00 $2,315,744.22 8,000.00 $269,792.76 0.00 $6,296,235.02 0.00 $736,524.14 0.00 $11,769,744.66 7,046,194.98 $7,157.84 0.00 $2,656,228.57 0.00 $0.00 0.00 $3,123.20 0.00 $4,686,415.05 2,002,676.18 $959,705.36 68,472.00 $237,224.22 0.00 $1,156,936.29 0.00 $10,352,959.13 1,400,000.00 $10,761,623.96 893,185.02 $19,416.64 0.00
$625,190.14 $625,190.14 252,120.91 $1,202,970.91 400,100.53 $400,100.53 397,068.05 $397,068.05 91,673,041.62 $92,073,041.62 5,765,230.75 $5,765,230.75 1,291,526.90 $1,291,526.90 0.00 $0.00 2,715,850.35 $2,723,850.35 66,343.78 $66,343.78 5,765,911.15 $5,765,911.15 420,588.94 $420,588.94 10,003,173.65 $17,049,368.63 18,261.33 $18,261.33 8,618,455.34 $8,618,455.34 0.00 $0.00 3,648.24 $3,648.24 1,703,671.12 $3,706,347.30 1,121,473.48 $1,189,945.48 240,022.29 $240,022.29 1,110,263.73 $1,110,263.73 29,441,872.15 $30,841,872.15 10,965,385.06 $11,858,570.08 15,292.77 $15,292.77
(515,355.84) $37,532,708.30 27,541,448.32 (515,355.84) 70,350.65 $2,015.18 341,876.92 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 123,264.65 $125,847.84 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,780,574.85
341,876.92 0.00 0.00 0.00
70,350.65 $27,438,320.05 123,264.65 $123,264.65 12,780,574.85 $12,780,574.85
0.00 62,396,127.32 0.00 109,479.96 0.00 10,520,014.26
$27,438,320.05 0.00 $123,264.65 0.00 $12,780,574.85 0.00
62,396,127.32 $62,396,127.32 109,479.96 $109,479.96 10,520,014.26 $10,520,014.26
TRANSFERS ENDING OUT CASH
TOTAL TREASURER DISBURSEMENTS FEES AND TRANSFERS WITHHELD
$0.00 $3,584,642.05 950,850.00 $16,275,901.18 0.00 $493,804.33 0.00 $1,681,893.29 400,000.00 $64,887,531.10 0.00 $94,141.18 0.00 $212,031.16 0.00 $5,100.58 8,000.00 $5,708,268.77 0.00 $1,395,217.54 0.00 $2,582,983.89 0.00 $2,675,004.59 7,046,194.98 $31,128,282.16 0.00 $391,464.25 0.00 $17,615,240.59 0.00 $5,697.53 0.00 $0.00 2,002,676.18 $13,051,693.17 68,472.00 $8,667,424.13 0.00 ($783,586.12) 0.00 ($213,927.79) 1,400,000.00 $47,732,010.32 893,185.02 $36,352,325.58 0.00 $188,103.55 0.00 $2,574,901.03 0.00 $15,799.87 0.00 $2,386,408.43
$625,190.14 $1,202,970.91 $400,100.53 $397,068.05 $92,073,041.62 $31,289.46 $5,765,230.75 $1,291,526.90 $2,239.50 $0.00 $2,723,850.35 $0.00 $66,343.78 $5,765,911.15 $420,588.94 $17,049,368.63 $18,261.33 $0.00 $8,618,455.34 $6,198.59 $0.00 $3,648.24 $3,706,347.30 $1,189,945.48 $240,022.29 $1,110,263.73 $30,841,872.15 $10,066.84 $11,858,570.08 $15,292.77
$3,584,642.05 $16,275,901.18 $493,804.33 $1,681,893.29 $64,887,531.10 $94,141.18 $212,031.16 $5,100.58 $5,708,268.77 $1,395,217.54 $2,582,983.89 $2,675,004.59 $31,128,282.16 $391,464.25 $17,615,240.59 $5,697.53 $0.00 $13,051,693.17 $8,667,424.13 ($783,586.12) ($213,927.79) $47,732,010.32 $36,352,325.58 $188,103.55
$62,396,127.32 $77,133.90 $109,479.96 $10,520,014.26
$2,574,901.03 $15,799.87 $2,386,408.43
($290,882.90) 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,571,764.19 0.00 $2,571,764.19 2,411,497.47 0.00 $2,411,497.47 0.00 0.00 $2,571,764.19 2,411,497.47 0.00 $2,411,497.47 ($130,616.18) $2,148,810.01 0.00 2,571,764.19 0.00 0.00 284,544,686.31 0.00 $284,544,686.31 285,117,966.83 0.00 $285,117,966.83 0.00 0.00 284,544,686.31 0.00 $284,544,686.31 285,117,966.83 0.00 $285,117,966.83 $1,575,529.49 $4,292.75 2,016.47 0.00 48.76 13,054.88 0.00 $15,120.11 19,238.13 0.00 $19,238.13 0.00 48.76 13,054.88 0.00 $15,120.11 19,238.13 0.00 $19,238.13 $174.73 $17.62 $352,044,405.15 $35,308,560.00 ($673,851.57) $471,022.47 $405,241,274.60 $13,720,228.18 $454,067,233.68 $533,188,816.25 $12,769,378.18 $545,958,194.43 ($673,851.57) $471,022.47 $405,241,274.60 $13,720,228.18 $454,067,233.68 $533,188,816.25 $12,769,378.18 $545,958,194.43 $260,153,444.40 $126,945.91 Legal Notice No.: 925009 * First Publication: February 27, 2014 * Last Publication: February 27, 2014 * Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
TREASURER FEES WITHHELD
$31,289.46 $2,239.50 $0.00
($130,616.18) $1,575,529.49 $174.73
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Medved Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 1520 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7156. www.MedvedSouth.com
2014 JEEP Cherokee
LEASE MONTH + TAX
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo LEASE MONTH + TAX
MSRP of $32190.00, 24 month lease, 10k miles per year. $2,999.00 due at signing (cash or trade), must qualify for $1000.00 Conquest Lease Rebate.
2014 Jeep Patriot
2014 Dodge Dart
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D6113 + TAX
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2014 RAM 1500
2014 JEEP WRANGLER
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Over 900 TOTAL
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2014 Buick Regal AWD G3887
MONTH + TAX
MONTH + TAX INCLUDES CCR, GM OWNER LOYALTY MSRP $18,105, 10K MILES PER YEAR $1,000 DUE AT SIGNING O.A.C. .25 PER MILE OVERAGE.
MSRP$ 37,090 $2999 DUE AT SIGNING 10,000 MILES PER YEAR .20 PER MILE OVERAGE INCLUDES CCR, BUICK CONQUEST OFFER, INCREMENTAL CCR O.A.C.
MONTH + TAX
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. ALL MAKES / ALL MODELS
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ST QUAD CAB 4X4
(up to 6 qts. of oil. diesel and synthetic extra. Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.)
Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.
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NEW 2014 FORD F-150
St# F2306t, MSRP $35885, Cap cost $32500 2014 Ford 4X4 Supercab 24 month lease, 10500 miles per year $1999 due at signing $199 a month plus tax,title, license and fees Includes $2500 in incentives. Must qualify for customer conquest incentive of $1000. 5yr/100000 powertrain extended coverage. See dealer for details.
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2014 Chevy Equinox G3805T
MONTH + TAX
MONTH + TAX MSRP$ 47,160 10,000 MILES PER YEAR .20 PER MILE OVERAGE O.A.C. 39 MONTHS INCLUDES CCR, USAA PRIVATE OFFER $2999 DUE AT SIGNING
MSRP$ 27,065 10,000 MILES PER YEAR INCLUDES CCR, USAA PRIVATE OFFER, INCR MENTAL CCR O.A.C. .20 PER MILE OVERAGE $999 DUE AT SIGNING 39 MONTHS
2014 Ford Explorer 4X4. St# 2966tt MSRP $32495 Cap Cost $30718 $1399 down plus tax, title, lic and fees. $199 a month. 24 month lease. Must qualify for lease conquest incentive with approved credit.
NEW 2014 FORD FOCUS
St# F2979t MSRP $18820 Cap Cost $17750 $169 a month. 24 month lease. $1099 down plus tax, title, lic and fees.Over 40 Focus’s in stock Must qualify for the $500 lease conquest incentive. Includes $1000 in incentives. With approved credit.
NEW 2013 FORD C-MAX
MONTH + TAX MSRP $37,460 10k miles per year .20 per mile overage includes CCR, USAA private offer 39 months, O.A.C.
Medved Chevy Buick/GMC 1506 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7114. www.MedvedSouth.com
St# F2748 MSRP $26860 Cap Cost $24990 $2350 down plus tax, title, license and fees. $249 a month. 24 month lease. With approved credit
1404 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104
(720) 733-7119. www.MedvedSouth.com