June 12, 2014
Douglas County, Colorado Volume 12, Issue 12 Page 10
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Four vie for seat in CD4 Gardner’s Senate run opens up new spot in U.S. House By Vic Vela
Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office Sgt. Shawn Cronce heads up DCSO’s Internet Crimes Against Children program. A typical day for the detective includes swapping files with online predators as she builds evidence against offenders. Photo by Ryan Boldrey
Predators caught in the Net Law enforcement patrols a dark, online world in the name of child safety By Hannah Garcia
Special to Colorado Community Media Although it’s no secret that the Internet provides plenty of dark corners that harbor new ways to commit old crimes, Sgt. Shawn
Cronce said there is a misconception about a certain series of online crimes. “People like to think, `oh, it doesn’t happen here.’ It does, it happens everywhere,” Cronce said, citing a pile of seven case reports still waiting to be written. “I could work (on these cases) 24/7 and never make a dent.” Cronce heads the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children program. A typical day for the detective may include chatting as a 13-year-old girl or downloading child pornography as
she builds evidence against online offenders, parts of sting operations that are the crux of these types of investigations. DCSO tallied 15 ICAC arrests in 2013 and has made at least eight arrests so far this year. The majority of the arrests center on Internet luring charges, a Class-4 felony, and the manufacture, possession or distribution of child pornography, a Class-3 felony. Net Safety continues on Page 12
Castle Pines show puts autism in focus Percentage of proceeds help out special Denver school By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com Artists from around the country came to Castle Pines to show their work and help raise money for Denver-based Firefly Autism this past weekend. The Village at Castle Pines Fine Art Show featured pieces from 25 different artists, kicking off with a private dinner June 13 and concluding with a weekend-long public exhibition. Tickets for the dinner cost $75, with all of the proceeds directly benefitting Firefly Autism. A percentage of all artist sales over the next two days also went to Firefly. Up Art Fest continues on Page 23
Four Republican candidates who are vying to fill an open 4th Congressional District seat are touting their conservative values to voters as the June 24 primary draws near. The hopefuls are seeking a seat that is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is leaving the House of Representatives in a bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall this fall. The predominately rural district encompasses Colorado’s eastern plains. The district reaches northern cities, including Greeley and parts of Longmont, but it also includes some communities near Denver, including Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree and Elbert County. Gardner has thrown his support behind Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck to succeed him in the CD4 race. Buck — who narrowly lost a 2010 Senate race against Sen. Michael Bennet — is the household name among the four candidates looking to take over Gardner’s seat. “People talk about name recognition, but I think what I have is a brand,” Buck said. “People understand I am a fiscal conservative and I have a passion to reduce spending.” CD4 voters are hearing that same message from the other three candidates in the race: state Sen. Scott Renfroe; Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer; and Steve Laffey, a New England transplant who was once the mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island. Laffey lives just outside the district in Larimer County, where he raises cattle. The former head of a Tennessee-based brokerage firm, Laffey is a passionate fiscal conservative who hopes to help rein in federal spending, if elected. Laffey has been endorsed by former presidential candidate Herman Cain, a tea party darling. “I’ve never been endorsed by anybody,” Laffey quipped when asked about the significance of Cain’s endorsement. “Politicians hate me.” Renfroe, of Greeley, has represented state Senate District 13 since 2006. A fiscal and social conservative, Renfroe believes that his opponents cannot match
Artist David Hickman,25, hangs his work during the Village at Castle Pines Fine Art Show on June 15. Photo by Mike DiFerdinando
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Manhart House gets landmark status Sedalia restaurant becomes 33rd historic designation in county By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com The Manhart House in Sedalia is Douglas County’s latest addition to its roster of historic landmarks. The Douglas County commissioners recently voted to approve the house at 5450 Manhart St. as the 33rd historic landmark in the county. Gabriel’s Restaurant and Tuscan Bar now resides in the lot occupied by the Manhart House. According to the Douglas County History Research Center, the home was built by George Washington Manhart in 1909. An early Douglas County pioneer, Manhart was a young boy when he arrived in Douglas County in 1866 with his parents and family. Shortly after marrying Bertha Hoffman, Manhart in 1878 moved to what was the new town of Plum, later renamed Sedalia, where he owned and operated the Manhart Store for 41 years. In 1909 Manhart constructed the two-story, brick-andframe Manhart House, and he and his family moved into their new home. Manhart continued to operate his store for 10 more years before retiring due to ill health, according to the Douglas County History Research Center. Members of the Manhart family continued to live in the house following the 1920 death of George Manhart. As of 1930, Bertha and her brother WilAnn MAcAri HeAley is on vacation. Her liam Hoffman were column about people, places and issues of living there, along with everyday life will return soon. three of the Manhart children, Florence, Ethel and Christian. Eventually the descendants of George and Bertha decided to sell the property, which covered four lots. However, by splitOW-CNqtrAd_Layout 1 6/17/14 12:57 AM Page 1 ting the site in half, they
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Gabriel’s Italian resturant now occupies the historic Manhart House in Sedalia. Photo by Mike DiFerdinando could keep the Manhart House in the family a little longer. They sold the south half, which contained the store, in 1964. They finally sold the north half, which included the house, in 1973 to Jean and Mary LaPerriere. The home remained in the family for 64 years. In 1983, the residence at 5450 Manhart St. (State Highway 67) was transformed from a merchant’s home into a restaurant. In August 1986 it was opened to the public as Gabriel’s Restaurant and Tuscan Bar. The family-owned and -operated Gabriel’s has been overseen by Matthew Bundy since its opening. In order to be given landmark consideration, a site must submit an application, be reviewed by the historic preservation board for historical significance and get approval by the Board of County Commissioners. “Most people don’t realize how Sedalia was the epicenter of this county at one point,” Douglas County District 1 Commissioner Jack Hilbert said. According to the Douglas County Historical Society, the plaque on the building will read: Manhart House 1909-1973. “This is another great addition to the Douglas County Historical society. If anything, what most people don’t realize is that just landmarking is one thing, but it’s the historical documentation, the studying that goes along with the landmarking that is what’s priceless,” Hilbert said. “It’s a lot of work and that’s really what gets stored and marked down in history. One day the building may fall, but the photos and the documentation of what was will not. Those are going to be there.”
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The Incidents: After speaking at a GOP meeting in Castle Rock, I offered to shake Sheriff Weaver’s hand. He refused, motioned to the door & told me to “move on”. I was stunned. He told me if I said one more word he would arrest me for harassment. He again told me to “move on” motioning to the door. I did not leave, so he ordered his Captain to arrest me if I say one more word. Two weeks before this, the Sheriff refused my handshake by crossing his arms and looking away. Apparently this encouraged learned behavior and my opponent (his handpicked successor) refused my hand as well. I have been threatened physically twice - once over the phone and recently the Sheriff told some people he wanted to “take me out behind the barn and settle things”. “Do What I Say Not What I Do” Attitude: Leadership starts at the top and creates a culture of behavior. We teach our children not to be bullies or intimidate people, yet these are the actions of a very entrenched regime many are afraid of. I am standing up against this regime because I believe we are here to protect our citizens, not intimidate them or rule by fear. If they do this to a 36 year Police Commander in his own jurisdiction, what should our citizens and children expect? MY TOP CONCERNS: Safety of Children and Families: Budget of $1M/week & some shifts only 8 patrol deputies county-wide & 1 for the entire southern half of Douglas County to respond to 911 calls. Pay for Performance: I am a capitalist and believe the people that work harder, earn more. That’s America. The current regime has a Union type step grade. Higher Taxes/Bigger Government: Current $20M/year tax and $50M more to spend without your say. Recent $28M infirmary expansion and parking garage not needed according to their own study. Is this more important than your family’s safety? I will take it back to the voters to decide the priority for these taxes or refund it. SOME OF MY PROGRAMS: Community Policing - We will create “communities” with your own deputies to meet with you to address what is best for YOUR community and get to know you and your families - not target them. Prisoner Transport Unit - Transports and books in prisoners - freeing deputies to respond to calls vs. out of service for 2-3 hours - will extend to Parker, Lone Tree & Castle Rock. Help us change the current culture and bring in NEW LEADERSHIP. Write in ‘ JOHN ANDERSON’ on your ballot for sheriff. Please take a moment and visit my website, www.Andersonforsheriff.org PAID FOR BY COMMITTEE TO ELECT JOHN ANDERSON
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Service-dog facility plans to move Nonprofit could relocate to cityowned land in Douglas County By Tom Munds
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Freedom Service Dog trainer Bri Ore helps Tango go for a short walk as part of the dog’s rehabilitation from a car accident. File photo construct our buildings and that still gives us all the room we need for our doggie play areas, kennels and parking lots.” When they began considering moving, Freedom Service Dogs conducted a campaign to raise money for construction. The effort raised about $2 million that will be used to construct phase one, which will include building the intake center, training facility and offices, Wilson said. “We will stay where we are now until phase one is completed,” she said. “If we can get all the permits and approval, we hope to start construction by early fall and have the facility finished so we can move in about the middle of 2015.” Wilson said that as phase one moves forward, Freedom Service Dogs will conduct another capital campaign to raise funds for the second phase of the project, which will include construction of all the doggy play areas, dog runs, kennels and parking lots. She said there is no firm timeline to complete phase two of the project. Turning a dog rescued from a shelter into a service dog
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Young Marines evacuated amid twister threat By Mike DiFerdinando
email@example.com When a tornado warning threatened the Elizabeth Stampede on June 8, deputies from the Elbert County Sherriff’s Office were quick to act. Fearing for the safety of the Douglas County Young Marines who were volunteering at the Stampede, a deputy texted Elizabeth Schools transportation director Terry Wilson to ask him for help. Wilson quickly sent a bus to retrieve the students and deliver them to safety at Elizabeth High School. “We have built real good relationships with not only the
sheriff’s department but all of our first responders,” Wilson said, “and luckily we were able to communicate with them and get a bus out to the children who needed it.” The tornado did not end up impacting the Stampede, and the Young Marines were brought back to the event after the warning had passed. Wilson said the district has many weather resources, including radar, satellite, the Colorado Department of Transportation and online tools from which to make decisions, such as the need for an evacuation or a school closing. School is out for the summer, but he said that since many of the children at the Stampede were students in the Elizabeth district, there
Deputies keep watch on vacationers’ homes Program offers peace of mind for travelers Staff report If you’re going out of town for vacation this summer, you might feel safer knowing that the sheriff’s department is watching your home. For many years the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has offered its Home Watch or service for county residents who are away from their homes, for just a few days to as long as a month. To register for Home Watch, go to www.dcsheriff.net. The information provided when registering for the service is recorded in the sheriff’s office database. It is accessible via the mobile display terminals in patrol cars and also viewable by Community Safety Volunteers.
During the course of a patrol shift, deputies and volunteers will regularly check the Home Watch database and drive by the residence to assure that everything is as it should be. Additionally, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has established a procedure where the families of deployed military personnel can call or email the agency’s Community Resource deputies directly for support on any issue related to law enforcement. To provide a seamless interface to this system, Community Resource deputies are available to meet with the military member and his or her family prior to deployment to discuss services and access methods. “We owe our dedicated military personnel and their families a huge debt of gratitude for their service and this service represents a small token of our appreciation,” Sheriff David Weaver said.
Slurry-seal work will slow traffic around town Road to school set for one-day closure Staff report Drivers can expect lane closures and slight delays later this month along many of Castle Rock’s main roads as road crews perform routine maintenance. Slurry seals will be applied to East Frontage Road, Front Street, Plum Creek Parkway, Ridge Road, Wilcox Street and Wolfensberger Road. The slurry seal is a mixture used to seal existing pavement to help prevent further wear and tear. Work begins in the southern part of town with East Frontage Road near Crystal Valley Parkway on June 25, followed by
portions of: • Plum Creek Parkway on June 26 and July 2 • Front Street, Wilcox Street (south of Plum Creek Parkway) and the Fifth Street Bridge on June 26 • Wolfensberger Road on June 27 and June 30 •Ridge Road (near Founders Village) on July 7 and July 8. Crews will be starting to repair curbs and gutters along these roads as well. All schedules depend on weather. A complete map of this work is online at CRgov.com/pmp. Also, Sabercat Way, the road leading into Castle View High School, will get a new slurry seal on June 25. For this work, the road will be completely closed, and school visitors are asked to use the school’s front entrance off of North Meadows Drive.
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Castle Rock ready for second half marathon Eagle Scout project will get boost from race By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com Castle Rock is bringing back its half marathon for a second year, with the event set for 7 a.m. on June 28. The half marathon begins at Festival Park, near Second and Perry streets, and continues through downtown before running along the East Plum Creek Trail. The Castle Rock Half Marathon is also the only race that goes up to the town’s iconic rock. “You really get to see the best parts of the town. It’s a beautiful course,” race director Raina Bridgman said. In addition to the full 13.1-mile course, there is also a five-mile race that includes the most scenic parts of the half marathon course but cuts the distance. For more serious athletes, there is the Rock Challenge. Runners will begin the race with the steep ascent and descent of the iconic rock. This course stretches a little more than six miles total. All three events will be professionally
timed, and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. There will be aid stations along the routes as well as portable toilets. Finisher medals will awarded to all participants of the half marathon and Rock Challenge distances. The cost for the half marathon is $60 for an individual or $85 for a two-person relay team; $45 for the Rock Challenge; and $30 for the five-mile race. A post-race expo will be held in downtown Castle Rock. Bridgman said the demand to register for spots in the race has jumped from 500 in its first year to 700 in its second. This year’s event will also help support Caspar Placke of Castle Rock in his Eagle Scout project to raise awareness of the more than 50,000 physically wounded veterans, including the 1,500 amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Placke is working to raise funds to purchase an action track all-terrain wheelchair for an amputee veteran. Scouts will be running the half marathon in their red Semper Fi Fund shirts. Donations can be made at facebook.com/ scoutsforwoundedvets. To register or find out more about the race, visit CRgov.com/run.
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VA failures rub salt in vets’ wounds Legislation hopes to improve current standards in system By Vic Vela
email@example.com George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. The Vietnam veteran believed that treating others well wasn’t about reciprocation; rather, it was a belief that his goodness would show up elsewhere, even if he wasn’t the one reaping the benefit. It’s a good thing that Claggett wasn’t expecting anything in return for his actions toward others, or for fighting in a war of which many wanted no part, because karma wasn’t there for him during the last months of his life — much of which was spent in frustration over his dealings with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It was hell, absolute hell,” said Michael O’Brien, a close friend and Claggett’s power of attorney, when asked what it was like dealing with the VA system. According to O’Brien, Claggett would spend several weeks just trying to schedule an appointment to see a doctor at the VA hospital in Denver. When he would finally obtain appointments, he would sometimes have to wait for hours to see a doctor. Claggett, of Denver, also waited several weeks to receive lab results of a tumor that contributed to his death on May 2. He was 66. “It just seemed like all he was doing was waiting,” O’Brien said. Claggett’s story is one of many that have surfaced in recent weeks regarding systematic failures and corruption within the VA department. “I am absolutely stunned, particularly as a combat veteran, that this agency that’s entrusted to meet our obligations for those who served in uniform can be so incredibly incompetent... and be so corrupt,” said 6th Congressional District Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican who served in the Iraq War. Last week, Coffman joined every other member of the House in voting for a bill that aims to address some of the issues that have caused veterans like Claggett to receive substandard care from their government. The legislation is a start, say members of Congress, to restructuring a government-run entity that has been failing its soldiers for a very long time. “I am so angry and disappointed,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. “There are too many stories like that.”
Eric Shinseki. Coffman and Perlmutter believe that the legislation will go a long way in helping veterans receive better care, without having to deal with unreasonable — and sometimes life threatening — waits. “At the end of the day, it will allow the VA to have a much better system to allow vets options they don’t have now,” Coffman said. Coffman, who is the chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, added an amendment to the bill that sets aside money to pay for court costs that could come as investigations into the scandal continue. Coffman said that employees who were falsifying reports out of motivation for bonus pay could end up facing criminal charges. “There are veterans who have died as a result of manipulating these appointment wait times for financial gain,” Coffman said. “To me, that’s not just a matter of firing people. (It includes) the possibility of criminal charges.” The bill is one of several efforts to change the VA system. Acting VA Director Sloan Gibson has also spelled out a list of reforms that he would like to see made. Perlmutter said the VA’s “arteries have hardened” over the years, due to a culture that has preferred to sweep problems under the rug while hoping that no one notices. “There’s more of a `protect your turf, protect your fanny’ mentality,” Perlmutter said. “There’s so many good people, but there’s others who are protecting their reputation. That’s really a problem within the system.” The Senate passed a similar bill the same week. It’s likely that the two chambers will come to a consensus on a singular piece of legislation in the coming weeks.
Claggett’s peace finally came during the early morning hours of May 2. “I gave him some morphine the night before and woke up at three in the morning and I saw immediately that he was gone,” he said. “And the son of a bitch had a smile on his face.” Claggett left O’Brien the little amount of money he had at the time of his death to give to the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization that provides services to wounded veterans. O’Brien said it wasn’t in Claggett’s nature to “advocate for himself” that he was a Vietnam veteran who deserved better treatment for serving his country. “My question is, why does a Marine have to advocate for care so he can die with a little dignity?” O’Brien said. “Why does he have to push a system to get him aid that we should be bending over backwards to give?”
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O’Brien said that the last year of Claggett’s life was spent in grave sickness. He was too sick to work. He often had blood in his urine, lost an unhealthy amount of weight and was also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that often brought on flashbacks. O’Brien said that he tried to set up appointments for weeks and when he was finally successful in obtaining one, Claggett waited for more than an hour to see a doctor — who never showed up.
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Michael O’Brien thinks about his late friend George Claggett as he sits in a booth inside a bar that Claggett often frequented, Denver’s Park Tavern and Restaurant, on June 13. On the table sits the cap that Claggett, a Vietnam veteran, often wore. Photo by Vic Vela
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CU seeks ideas from businesses By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org University of Colorado officials want to hear from south metro businesses about what they’d like to see offered at the school’s future hub. CU will begin offering classes and labs on the second floor and in the basement of Parker’s Wildlife Experience this fall. While those classes are set, future possibilities remain open. “We’re just starting,” Don Elliman, chancellor of University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, said at the June 5 Denver South Economic Development Partnership breakfast. “We have no idea other than the fact that we’re committed to build these programs exactly what direction we’re going to go in. I look at that as a positive and not a negative. “We want to have your counsel and advice in designing programs that meet your needs,” he said. “We’re here to meet your needs, not the other way around. Our goal is to partner with you to build programs that benefit you (and) your labor force.” Except for the nursing courses, classes will
be held at night. The museum will continue its normal daytime operations. Fall offerings include a range of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in business, addiction counseling, computer forensics, nursing and engineering. Fields of study were based on the industries most represented in Douglas and Arapahoe counties. Construction is under way to convert more than 7,400 square feet of exhibit space on the museum’s second floor to two 48-seat classrooms and a large computer lab, and to turn nearly 4,000 square feet in the basement into a simulation lab for nursing students. The 23 nursing program slots already were filled three weeks after registration opened. That’s no surprise to Elliman, who said CU’s initial market study of the area’s highereducation options showed it’s underserved. “We found there appeared to be a significant demand for services south in the metro area that simply weren’t being met today,” he said. “The barrier of moving south of Hampden, which some people called the Berlin Wall, was formidable.” Elliman said CU might someday offer courses at its south campus to help those
Signs posted inside the Wildlife Experience herald the University of Colorado’s fall 2014 launch of classes at the Parker museum. Classroom construction is underway on the second floor and in the basement. Photo by Jane Reuter who never completed their degrees. “There are so many people who’ve gotten two to three years into a four-year degree” and never finished, he said. That’s among many options still on the table. “We’re really excited about the opportunity and frankly, I don’t think we or the Wildlife Experience knows where it’s going to lead us,”
Elliman said. CU isn’t the only university breaking through the so-called Berlin Wall of Hampden Avenue. Colorado State University plans a future campus on Lone Tree’s undeveloped property in the RidgeGate development, east of Interstate 25 and south of Lincoln Avenue. Any construction there is still a few years away.
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opinions / yours and ours
Stormy weather isn’t limited to outdoors Now that I am officially starting my 19th year in Colorado, I think I am finally appreciating the finicky and unpredictable weather that blesses us every season of every year. Maybe it’s my short or foggy memory, but I cannot seem to remember a season with more weather fluctuation since I have moved here. I have traveled professionally and frequently since relocating here from New Jersey years ago, so maybe 2014 is just another typical and ever-changing year here in colorful Colorado, and I’m just not used to all the seasonal changes and storms.
But, it’s really not the weather that I want to talk about today, as crazy and volatile as it may be. Instead, I want to focus on another topic that could be
considered just as wild and sometimes as unpredictable … our children. As another Father’s Day has come and gone, I am reminded of the rollercoaster ride of parenting my own children over these past 25 years. My youngest will hit 20 in September, so I will officially be out of the teenage era. You know — the one where we move from being seen as smart, brave, funny, and even from time to time goofy mom or dad … to that place where children become embarrassed to be seen with us, deny our existence, and find our sense of humor less funny with each passing
corny joke or request for them to pull their pants up above the waist. But I digress. If you are a parent, a friend of parent, an outsider looking in on a parenting situation, then you know exactly what that crazy and unpredictable forecast looks like during those teenage years — don’t you? “Mostly sunny today with a chance of drama,” or “Clear skies in the morning with a lack of respect and appreciation showing up around 3 p.m.” Norton continues on Page 11
So close, yet so far away from it all
“Martha, this writer, all he does is complain, complain.” Not today, Martha. We just went for a walk, and it’s impossible to complain after a walk on the greenbelt with a dachshund. Our greenbelt isn’t exactly “Wind in the Willows,” but it’s close. I have seen coyotes and foxes and their menu (rabbits), snakes, and once, a divine miracle: three deer. I can’t figure out how they got here. I think they took a cab. Smitty is short, so we go for short walks — two, three, or four a day, if he approves of the weather. Smitty’s weather window is very small. No snow, no rain, and it can’t be very cold or very hot. But it can be at 2 or 3 a.m., when I like to get up and start writing or painting, especially in the summer when it is too hot to do anything at 2 or 3 p.m. The greenbelt sidewalk is east-west, so we can walk into the sunrise, and sometimes it is coral and spectacular. We try to go for a walk before I read the morning paper. The daily news changes everything. Usually whatever serenity I gained over night goes away until it’s bedtime again. I don’t go fishing, but I have a theory Marshall continues on Page 11
Welcoming a familiar face to a new place It is a pleasure to welcome Drew Litton to our opinion pages beginning this week. Drew was a staple with the Rocky Mountain News for 26 years until it ceased publication in 2009. Many of us kept up with him through the web, seeing his postings on Facebook and his website. A few months back, I learned Drew was moving back to the Denver area, and I reached out to him. Drew jumped at the opportunity to be printed in our 20 weekly community newspapers with 180,000 plus circula-
letters to the editor Ski hill is no home run
School board member the one who misleads
After reading Chris Demarest’s letter (June 5 edition) about the lunacy of an artificial ski hill in Castle Rock, I must heartily agree. With world-class skiing a mere oneand-a-half hours away — which often extends from October to June — do we really need to prolong the activity for another three months? And while I’m at it, why is a zip line necessary? Idaho Springs built one along I-70, a heavily travelled corridor. That facility seems barely used. With hundreds of softball and baseball players of all ages in Castle Rock, myself included, wouldn’t automated batting cages make more sense? The closest facility to here is in Highlands Ranch, and it’s not very convenient to “run up” there to get a few swings in before a game. And with many leagues here playing from April through October, I’m quite certain automated batting cages would be well used. I’d like to see the town officials put some more thought into the needs of the residents as opposed to gimmicks and fads. Dean Morris Castle Rock
There’s more to the story of Douglas County Board of Education Director Doug Benevento’s attack on Colorado Community Media and CCM reporter Jane Reuter during the June 3 BOE meeting. Benevento indicated that he would use his “V.P. report” time to “start correcting… misleading stories by Jane Reuter and her newspaper about the school district and the school board…” Claiming during his diatribe against CCM and Ms. Reuter to “have several instances” of “misleading” and “sloppy” reporting, which, he griped, is “misleading people in the community,” he offered Ms. Reuter’s recent story, “County survey shows changing perceptions of schools,” as an example. In his fervor to discredit Ms. Reuter and company, Mr. Benevento made several “misleading” statements of his own regarding this story: Statement: “The survey had nothing to do with the school district, actually asked no question about the school district.” Fact: Although the survey itself solicLetters continues on Page 11
tion and on our 19 websites. Drew agrees with me that the community newspaper business is the place to be due to our unique content and close connection with the communities we serve. I gave Drew no real direction in terms of the topics he will draw. For the most part, expect it to be sports related as he has done in the past. His work will give us a better understanding of how many of us feel about a topic. One drawing and a few words can often trigger our brains to reflect and
think about Drew’s position on a topic. Some will connect, others not. But the goal of any good cartoonist like Drew is for readers to think, smile, learn and yes, even ponder. Bringing Drew onto our opinion pages will do just that. Welcome to our newspapers and websites, Drew. Count me in as someone looking forward to seeing your work here in Colorado again on a more regular basis. — Jerry Healey, publisher
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Most not ready to live on less Regardless of whether it is job loss or retirement, most people are not ready to live on less. When my parents retired 40 years ago, it was understood you would live on less. These days, that is unheard of. Why the change? Two of the main culprits are debt and lifestyle. Most retirees in the 1970s did not have house payments, or rarely ever owned more than one house in their lifetimes. Nowadays it is common for homeowners to move about every seven years. Usually people incur more debt when they move often, as they are usually buying up. Interest rates have been low for over a decade. This provides an opportunity to borrow more than perhaps you should. The standard of living for the average American has changed dramatically in 40 years. Larger paychecks and higher earnings on investments along with home equity have helped fuel richer lifestyles. As people approach retirement, they are not willing to give up that nice lifestyle just
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that walking a dog is a lot like fishing. It’s not a high-minded purpose, but there are objectives. Fishermen have told me that they don’t have to catch anything to enjoy the experience. Walking a dog is just like that. About all Smitty does is smell things, and relieve himself. That may not sound like much, but it accomplishes two things: It makes him happy and it makes me happy. If the weather isn’t acceptable, Smitty does his toiletries, as it were, indoors, and generally in my studio. When I bought the house, the greenbelt wasn’t on my mind. It’s no more than a sidewalk that connects one street with another, but it’s quite long and it rolls. There is a handsome clump of shrubs, bushes, and stumpy trees that change colors year-round. The greenbelt from street to street is wide and almost — almost — gives the illusion that you are living a long way from a metropolis. I am sure the home owners had to pay more for their houses than I did for mine. My house just looks out over Carl and Edna. I can watch dream house television programs now, and no longer be envi-
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And then there is always this one: “The wind will pick up in the early evening, bringing with it a storm front of entitlement and selfishness.” I find a certain beauty and wonder when experiencing the changes in attitudes and behaviors of my children. It is exasperating at times, almost to the point where I’d consider quitting the job of being a dad. But it is also an incredible blessing that keeps me on my toes, astounds me with both their exciting events and little achievements, and it fills me with pride to be a dad even in the midst of their drama, life challenges and experiences, and just every time I
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ited voter input on a variety of community related questions, one item — No. 27 to be exact — did ask respondents to rate how accurately the statement: “Has good schools and educational opportunities for all ages” describes Douglas County. Statement: “and yet… it (the survey)
yet. A third factor is health. People retiring at age 65 today are generally healthier and have a longer life expectancy than prior generations. Therefore they want to do more in retirement, and this involves costs associated with travel, sports and hobbies. Then there is the other end of the health spectrum. Those with deteriorating health are spending significantly more than prior generations to receive good health care. Based on the 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey¹, we are less prepared for retirement
ous. I used to subscribe to “Architectural Digest” and sit there and weep. Who needs that? I came to the conclusion that I am lucky to have my gray suburban tract house. I think we all reach a point of acceptance. I certainly didn’t understand that when I was in my 20s, 30s, and 40s. More, better, bigger, newer. But that is all gone now. Now it’s mostly maintenance, repair and replace. My house is 21 years old. The builders didn’t do us any favors. Just about all of the viscera has been replaced. Some of it, like the sump pump, wasn’t taken care of before it went berserk. While I was in New York. I came home and found a pond in the basement. When I bought the house I bought the floor plan and the bottom line. I looked at the layout, liked it, and looked at the total cost, and liked that. Everything was new, so I was blind to things like the quality of the fixtures and the flooring, the cabinets, the water heater, the furnace. But they did keep just enough of Mother Nature to enable Smitty and me to start the day — and end it — with a few fine moments of serenity. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.
am blessed enough to lay my eyes upon them. So let’s remember that crazy, wild, volatile, and unpredictable storms of life will happen. Not may happen, but will happen. And when we embrace the chaos and challenges that our children bring us, love them unconditionally anyway, our umbrella of love will get us through any storm that comes our way. What’s your forecast looking like? I would love to hear all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as we see our storms as blessings, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/ founder of www.candogo.com.
was reported as a school district survey.” Fact: The first sentence of Ms. Reuter’s piece unambiguously refers to the survey as: “A county-sponsored survey about a variety of quality-of-life issues…” Nowhere does she suggest that the survey was “a school district survey.” One wonders just who is misleading whom? Sheldon J. Potter Highlands Ranch
continues to increase and investments continue to grow. However, we don’t have much control that earnings at work or on investments are sustainable. We only have control over how we live. It may be time to get your plan established so you can have a better future. This will help regardless of why or when you lose the paycheck.
than a year ago, but feel better about it. Part of this better feeling could be associated with an improving economy and increases in the 401(k) balance. However, in reality, most workers are behind on savings. “A third of workers with a retirement plan have more than $100,000 saved while only 3 percent of those without a retirement plan have more than $100,000 saved. Nearly threequarters of those without a retirement plan have saved less than $1,000.”¹ This would indicate you are better off funding a retirement plan and consistently investing over long periods of time. Another finding of the study was that people who plan save more. Therefore, watching your spending, saving and investing and planning in advance are good guidelines to improve your future. This could mean that people learn to curb their appetite for a higher standard of living while they are working so they can have a normal standard of living when they are retired. This can be very difficult if the paycheck
1. Employee Benefits Research Institute. Patricia Kummer has been an independent Certified Financial Planner for 28 years and is president of Kummer Financial Strategies Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor in Highlands Ranch. Kummer Financial is a four-year 5280 Top Advisor. Please visit www.kummerfinancial.com for more information or call the economic hotline at 303-683-5800. Any material discussed is meant for informational purposes only and not a substitute for individual advice.
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June 19, 2014
Man convicted of luring details `painful road’ Ronald Lewis says he’s being punished for something that wasn’t ‘real’
For Lakewood resident Ronald Laroy Lewis, the term “Internet crimes against children” didn’t mean much before April 10. “Then Kayla happened,” Lewis said. “Nightmare. Biggest nightmare yet.” Lewis, 34, was arrested on April 11, 2013 and charged with one count of Internet sexual exploitation of a child and Internet luring of a child, one day after a Douglas County investigator responded to a Craigslist ad that he posted saying he was looking for a “barely legal” woman for sex. “Kayla” was the persona designed by a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigator to nab predators online. She responded to the ad with a simple “hello” and told him that she was 14 years old in subsequent
messages. He was convicted on April 16 of this year. “Prosecutors pointed and gestured at me, like I deserved to be put away for life,” he said. “All for something that wasn’t real in the first place.” Lewis, a Denver-based Libertarian activist and author, said the case against him was based on “typos and lies” and “theories and beliefs.” A court news release said he posted the ad on April 10, 2013, the same day that investigators contacted him pretending to be a 14-year-old girl, but Lewis said he posted it at least a month before. Suffering from a “deep” depression and an aching loneliness, Lewis claimed he was desperate for female companionship, aggressively posting and responding to Craigslist ads, sometimes with explicit photos of himself. But Lewis, using an app called Wickr that wipes messages after a certain time period, claimed that he never pursued underage females online. On Craigslist, he said it was not uncommon for people to misrep-
resent themselves — a man pretending to be a woman or a user lying about their age — and said he never believed “Kayla” was actually 14-years-old. He admits that he had never encountered an older woman pretending to be 14, and that he continued a sexual conversation with the investigator after hearing the age on the second message. “The prosecution essentially told the jury my pain wasn’t real, that I was a monster after little ol’ Kayla,” Lewis said. “Sure. I’d really throw my life away over a 14-yearold.” When asked why he continued the conversation after knowing the girl’s age, Lewis said “the picture said they weren’t. The conversation said the same. My irrational mind.” Prosecutors alleged that Lewis offered “Kayla” sex, condoms and marijuana and provided directions to his home and a photo of his genitalia, but Lewis disputes the marijuana offering and said he never provided his actual address. More than anything, Lewis claimed that he never solicited sex from a minor during
the past 17 years using the Internet. “One issue for me here is the construct of laws in society. I never imagined myself in this position ever,” Lewis said. “There are men right now one step away from falling into another trap. They’re devastated and starved for attention, sex, everything.” Douglas County prosecutor Gary Dawson, not speaking specifically about Lewis’ case, said that the majority of ICAC defendants are “outliers.” “The vast majority of citizens do the right thing (when confronted by an investigator pretending to be a teenager),” Dawson said. Lewis is scheduled to be sentenced June 27. He wonders where investigators were when he disengaged chatting with teenagers online in the past and said the process, from arrest to conviction, was “a painful road.” “I have gone my entire life without issue,” Lewis said. “This matter is my deepest regret.”
beating down my door to get my position. There are times that I have to get up and take a walk because I just watched an infant being raped.”
and inducement to prove they were entrapped in an ICAC case. He said entrapment is “rarely successful,” calling it “a peculiar defense because the defendant is saying that I committed the crime but I did it because the government induced me to do it.” “Think about this, the government has to implant in your head that it’s a pretty good idea to have sex with kids,” Clancy said. “Investigators are just giving these guys what they think is an opportunity to do what they want to do with kids.” Cronce called the idea of entrapment “absurd.” “We’re not on the other end of the computer, holding a gun to their head,” the detective said. “These are sexually-explicit conversations. We also do not come up with the need. Entrapment means you give the person no other option but to act.” The detective said that during these online stings, suspects always believe they are speaking to someone “well under the age of 18” and it’s always the suspect that asks to meet.
Gary Dawson, who is a part of the special victims unit. Most don’t have a criminal history and, thanks to shows like “To Catch a Predator,” are aware that law enforcement are fishing for pedophiles online, he said. “That’s the scary part, they have a good idea there’s an investigator out there,” Dawson said. “That speaks to how dangerous those kind of offenders can be — that they’re not dissuaded by that kind of risk. They still move forward with it anyway because they’re set on it.” In luring cases, Cronce said that investigators don’t “lead the conversation” and only respond to the suspects, typically men, that she chats with online. She called it “gratifying” when prosecutors earn a conviction. “All of these guys demonstrate that these guys aren’t living in a fantasy world,” Clancy said. “I think the vast number of people caught up in these things are people who are predisposed. Is it unsavory? I’ll let other people make that call. What I do think is important is that persons who have this type of fantasy should be caught, punished and allow children to be children. “There’s just so many of them. It’s everywhere.”
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“Hand over fist, I download child pornography all day long,” Cronce said. “Sadly, I can make a Class-3 felony case in less than five minutes.” Cronce views nearly everything she downloads while making a child pornography case, which usually elicits an “it-wasan-accident” defense from perpetrators, she said. But browser history and hard drive content typically dispel any believable defense, she said. “The way I look at it, if they have to endure it, I can stand to watch it (in the process of making a case),” she said, calling it a “memorialization of their sexual abuse.” By law, anything pornographic involving someone under the age of 18 constitutes child pornography. Cronce said parents should be wary of letting children have too much freedom online and with their phones, because “sexting” fodder sometimes comes up in her cases. After nine years of working these kinds of cases, Cronce said her motto is still the same: “Let’s go get ‘em.” “I will work them as long as they will let me,” Cronce said. “It’s not like people are
A changing landscape Although Cronce and investigators like her around the country find most perpetrators on classifieds sites like Craigslist or Backpage, law professor Tom Clancy said an ever-diversifying electronic arsenal is impacting ICAC investigations. Clancy is a law professor at the University of Mississippi and director of the National Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law. As director, he created the institute’s Cyber Crime Initiative, which helps state governments with training and model programs designed to attack computer-based crimes. “Law enforcement’s challenges are multiplied because they (predators) are mobile,” Clancy said, citing apps that allow users to wipe data and an increasing ability for parents to screen their children’s media usage. “All that does is add to the available points of contact,” Clancy said.
An `absurd’ defense As a legal defense, Clancy said a defendant has to prove a lack of predisposition
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GOP analyst: `Highly unlikely’ Hickenlooper loses Republican gubernatorial primary a tough one to predict, expert says By Vic Vela
email@example.com A longtime Republican political analyst said he doesn’t know which of the four GOP contenders for governor will come out of next week’s primary — but it’s doubtful that any of them can beat Gov. John Hickenlooper in the fall. However, the four Republicans who are vying to unseat Hickenlooper take issue with that assessment. Bob Loevy, a retired Colorado College political science professor who has analyzed Colorado politics for decades, believes that Hickenlooper “remains the strong favorite” to win re-election in November, regardless of which candidate Republican voters select to face him in the June 24 primary. “Yes, this is an exciting primary, but what I take away from it is, at the moment, it’s highly unlikely any of these candidates can beat Hickenlooper,” said Loevy, a registered Republican. Voters will cast ballots for four Republican candidates next week: former Congressmen Bob Beauprez and Tom Tancredo; Secretary of State Scott Gessler; and former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp. Loevy said that it’s “almost impossible to say who is going to win.” “There is little basis on which to think which of these can-
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his conservative credentials. “I support personhood and traditional marriage,” Renfroe said. “I’m a proven conservative with a proven conservative voting record. You can say you support things, but until you’ve been on a legislative body and voted on things, there’s nothing to back it up.” Kirkmeyer believes that her work as a Weld County commissioner has prepared her for a seat in Congress. Kirkmeyer, who has a dairy farming background and who once served under former Gov. Bill Owens, said the race is more than just about proving to voters who is the most conservative voice. “Yes, we all have conservative values,” she said. “But, to me, it’s about what have we actually done and accomplished and who is a proven leader and has an understating of how government works.” Kirkmeyer is proud of the 13 years she has spent working in county government. She said that Weld County has no debt and consistently pays tax refunds back to its residents. Like her opponents, Kirkmeyer believes Washington spending needs to be kept under control. “Washington has been overreaching and overspending for years now and we need to get out of that cycle,” she said. In a crowded field, the candidates are doing whatever they can to set themselves apart from their opponents. Recently, Renfroe launched television attack ads against Buck, accusing him of flip-flopping on certain issues. “I think the voters deserve to have all the facts before making a decision,” Renfroe said, defending his ad campaign. Renfroe is also critical of Buck’s decision to drop his Senate bid and instead opt for a CD4 run. “Is that someone who knows what he wants or is he just looking for a job?” Renfroe said. Buck is used to hearing criticism. During his unsuccessful Senate bid, Buck took heat for remarks he made about women. He also likened being gay to alcoholism. To Buck, all of that is in the past. “I don’t think those statements will hurt me in what we’re trying to accomplish in the 4th Congressional Dis-
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didates stands out from the other,” he said. “The vote is going to be split. None are total non-entities... you can give a reason why each one of them might win and why each might lose.” Regardless, Loevy believes that “none of these candidates have the asset of looking like a winner in November.” “The main criticism of (Hickenlooper) is he’s too moderate,” he said. “In that case you’re criticizing him for what wins elections.” But in recent interviews with Colorado Community Media that occurred prior to Loevy’s analysis, the GOP hopefuls pointed out plenty of areas where they see weaknesses in the governor’s record. Beauprez blasted Hickenlooper’s “failure of leadership” on several policy fronts. Tancredo said the governor “kicked the ball down the field” when he granted a temporary reprieve for death row inmate Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1996. Kopp said that Hickenlooper hasn’t provided leadership on the hot issue of local community control of hydraulic fracking. “He should stand up against the radical interests in his own party who want to shut down the oil and gas industry in the state,” Kopp said. And the candidates believe that Hickenlooper is anything but a moderate, having signed into law bills on gun control, election overhaul and civil unions, to name a few. “Look at Hickenlooper,” Gessler said. “He says he’s a moderate, that’s what he claims. And yet he signs the most liberal agenda in the history of Colorado.”
But Loevy feels that the candidates from his own party have their own set of obstacles to overcome. Loevy said that Tancredo benefits from a split field because of a “set block of highly conservative Republican voters supporting him.” At the same time, Loevy wonders if voters might see Tancredo as unelectable, given his unabashed views on issues like immigration that could turn off moderate voters in the fall. Loevy said that Gessler has done an effective job in soliciting Republican voters through email, which has helped him in fundraising efforts. “But then Gessler, as we all know, has gotten bad press,” Loevy said, referring to a state ethics commission’s finding that he violated ethics rules for using state money to attend an out-of-state Republican event. Loevy said that Beauprez could very well win the nomination, but wonders if his double digit loss in a 2006 gubernatorial race to Bill Ritter still lingers in the minds of general election voters. And Kopp might be over his head, according to Loevy. “He just does not have, in my view, enough of a statewide reputation,” he said. “I think the office is way larger than a person with his qualifications can hope to win.” Hickenlooper could be vulnerable if we see a Republican wave sweep across the country in the fall, Loevy said. “Maybe in a giant Republican sweep someone might be able to win a close race against Hickenlooper,” he said. “Unless that happens, this is a race of theoretical interest.”
trict,” he said. Buck believes that voters will care more about his job performance as DA of Weld County. Buck touts a reduction in crime and the creation of a juvenile-assessment center that he believes has played a role in reducing youth crime and truancy. The winner of the primary will face Democrat Vic Meyers in November’s general election. With the district being
weighted in favor of Republicans, the candidates aren’t too concerned about demographic shifts that have worked against GOP candidates at the statewide level in recent years. “I don’t do the Hispanic message or Chinese-American message,” Laffey said. “I just tell people about freedom. I’m color blind. I’m a successful businessman running for office because the nation is broke. All the rest is just talk.”
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June 19, 2014
STEM’s first graduate walks alone Classmates, teachers, district leaders celebrate single-student graduation By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org With senior classes at most Douglas County High Schools numbering in the 400-plus range, the individual attention granted to most students during graduation is limited to a handshake. Not so for Zander Kayyali. Not only did all the members of his school’s junior class and most of its teachers attend his graduation ceremony, so, too did the charter school’s board president and the Douglas County School District’s board president. Zander was the first graduate of STEM High and Academy, and the only senior in the Class of 2014. “It was cool,” said Zander. During ceremonies at other schools, “If a senior gives a speech, they get some attention. Otherwise, your name gets called. I had three teachers get up and talk about me. And my favorite teacher handed me my diploma and gave a very personal speech about me.” While Zander said he smiled through the ceremony, his parents watched through tears. “I don’t cry that often, but I was crying,” Zander’s dad Sam said. “It was very, very personal and very emotional.” Zander’s mom Deanna cries still at the memory of the May 28 ceremony, held at the school. STEM High never expected to have a
graduate in 2014. The school, which opened in 2011 serving sixth- through ninth-grade students, has added a class annually. It planned its first senior class was for 2014-15, and anticipates a graduating class of 35 next spring. But Zander was an accelerated student who took summer classes and some college-level courses. Realizing he would graduate alone, the school had to make a decision. “We had to scramble,” principal Penny Eucker said. The school had just completed its $3.1-million high school renovation, which includes a student gathering area with expansive mountain views. While the room won’t be big enough to host next year’s 35-student graduation, it seemed ideal for Zander. “We had a lovely ceremony,” Eucker said. Including family members, fellow students, staff and guests, about 150 people attended Zander’s graduation. The one-of-a-kind ceremony was a fitting way to mark the end of a unique educational experience. Zander, who lives with his family in Centennial, started high school at Cherry Creek but felt lost among the large student body. Gifted in science and engineering, he felt he needed a different environment and a different focus. STEM, which emphasizes project-based study in science, technology, engineering and math, was the right fit. “You can see the difference in my report card and my grades,” he said. “It changed me academically. Maybe even personally.”
From left, Deanna, Zander, Maya and Sam Kayyali celebrate Zander’s May 28 graduation from STEM High and Academy. Courtesy photo Sam saw a dramatic change in his son. Before, “He was lost in the shuffle,” he said. “He really wasn’t prepared to make that jump into a 5,000-student high school. At STEM, he had that more personal relationship with his teachers; they spent more time with him. “His voice was heard by the staff and students. He took it seriously and he took a leadership role (at the school). He’s a totally different person now.” Different, and ready — Zander and his
family agree — for the transition to college. Zander will attend Colorado State University and major in chemical engineering. Zander’s graduation leaves not only a lasting memory, it sets STEM on a path school leaders hope other students can follow. “Our goal is every student will get to their first choice college,” Eucker said. “Zander only wanted CSU engineering and he got in. So we’re one for one.”
Legend principal makes move to district position Longtime employee is now director of high schools By Jane Reuter email@example.com Legend High School principal Corey Wise has mixed emotions about leaving the building he opened and helped mold into one of the area’s most respected high schools. Recently promoted to a district-level position as director of high schools, Wise intends to put the winning formula he used at Legend to work on a broader scale.
“When this position presented itself, to be honest, I wasn’t looking,” he said. “I love Legend, and I was content in retiring from Legend.” But the new post gives him a chance to better serve the educaWise tors Wise said he so admires. “I want to make an impact and a difference in life,” said Wise, 40. “I want to continue that work, and hopefully continue to help our school district work to be the best school district. My core purpose is supporting others; in this role, getting in and helping the district component and trying to support all the
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high schools.” Legend assistant principal Jason Jacobs will take over as the next leader of LHS. That also played a role in Wise’s consideration to leave the school. “What made me feel comfortable in even applying was we have fantastic assistant principals who are ready to become principals,” he said. “Had I stayed, they would over time have left to find other principal positions.” The Aurora native started on the ground floor of the Douglas County School District, first working as a student teacher at Ponderosa High School in 1996 before joining the staff as a social studies teacher. He was then hired as an assistant principal at Chaparral High School, working there until opening Legend in 2008. “I’ve obviously been a part of Douglas County for many years,” he said. “I love what I do.” Wise supports DCSD’s site-based decision-making philosophy and doesn’t see a need for major changes in the area’s high schools.
“The principals have the ability to make the best decisions for their schools,” he said. “I don’t think it’s about new ideas. As much as I think there’s a lot of change going on, I think it’s about how we focus and refine and go deeper.” Wise plans to keep climbing the school administration ladder. Ultimately, he said, he’d like to be a superintendent. Wise has a personal stake in DCSD’s future as well. He and his wife Michelle have two daughters, who attend Parker’s Frontier Valley Elementary and Cimarron Middle School. Both are on track to attend Legend, where their father’s influence likely still will remain. “When we opened our school, we defined a vision,” Wise said. “We went out and looked at the best schools throughout the nation. What I’m most proud of are the kids who’ve made that vision come alive. They want to make a difference to others on top of their own accomplishments, which shows a selfless leadership and maturity. I’m very proud of how they’re moving forward, and humbled and honored to have worked with such amazing teachers.”
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Ritchie ready to exit stage The Wototo Children’s Choir is made up of 11 boys and 11 girls, all of whom have lost either one or both parents to disease or war in Uganda. Courtesy photo
Young African singers to perform Watoto Children’s Choir coming to Castle Rock By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com The Watoto Children’s Choir will be performing at 7 p.m. June 27 at Faith Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, 303 N. Ridge Road. Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. The Watoto Children’s Choir is currently on a six-month tour of the United States that began in January. This is the first trip to America of all of the choir’s children, as well as choir director Phillip Mugerwa. “The choir is made up of 22 children, 11 boys and 11 girls, and all of the children have lost either one or both of their parents,” Mugerwa said.
Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission through its stories, music and dance. Choir members act as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, the effects of war and the child soldier crisis in northern Uganda are at the core of their work. Choir members live in Watoto children’s villages. The experience gives them exposure to other cultures, broadening their worldview. Mugerwa said it gives them confidence and boldness and helps them rise up out of their own situations of sadness and despair. “We take care of them from the time we receive them. Some come to us as babies, others are as old as 5, and we care for them and raise them up to be future leaders,” he said. “We believe that if we are able to care for each other’s children, they will be able to rebuild the nation of Uganda and the content of Africa.”
The choirs have toured Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, the Australasia region, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the United States, South America, Hong Kong, China and Japan. Their audiences have included royalty and heads of state. Watoto is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda, whose lives have been ravaged by war and disease. The Watoto Children’s Choir will also be preforming in Longmont, Estes Park, Boulder, Fort Collins, Centennial, Westcliffe, Pueblo and Westminster during the tour of Colorado. “(Our main goal) is to raise awareness of the plight of the orphan child in Uganda and in Africa, and in doing this, we try to rally support for what we’re doing,” Mugerwa said. For more information on how to donate and a full listing of show time’s, visit watoto. com.
Children wrap up blanket mission South Ridge students give handmade goods to hospital By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando @coloradocommunitymedia.com The K-Kids of South Ridge Elementary School in Castle Rock personally delivered handmade baby blankets to Castle Rock Adventist Hospital on June 1. The K-Kids, a Kiwanis-sponsored children’s group, did the community outreach project to offer comfort and warmth to babies in the maternity ward. The Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock’s Ron Claussen said the third- and fourth-graders was excited to be able to deliver their gifts in person. “They were able to see firsthand the result of their effort,” Claussen said. The K-Kids Club met after school to design, obtain materials for and assemble the blankets. The colors and patterns reflect the individual styles of the club members. Claussen said that while the blankets were meant for babies, the students enjoyed making them so much that many ended up being much larger than a baby would need. K-Kids is a Kiwanis-sponsored program that teaches leadership and community ser-
Members of the Kiwanis K Club made blankets for babies and mothers at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital recently. Courtesy photo vice. The club operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. The program relies on the support of school teachers and staff. “The whole goal is to give the kids some skills and lessons about how to take care of the community,” Claussen said. Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock is a local organization of volunteers dedicated to “changing the world one child and one community at a time.” Kiwanis International’s Service Leader-
ship Programs for young people, including Key Club and K-Kids, dedicate many volunteer hours and invest thousands of dollars to strengthen their community and serve children within Douglas County and the world. Kiwanis clubs worldwide contribute more than 22 million volunteer hours and raise $65 million to successfully fund its community campaigns. For more information about Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock, visit www.kiwanisatcastlerock. org.
Daniel L. Ritchie, the “godfather” of Denver theater, has announced his retirement as chief executive officer of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Ritchie will continue to serve as chairman of the board of trustees following his retirement as CEO. Ritchie revealed his decision at the June 10 regularly scheduled meeting of the trustees and then to a meeting of DCPA employees. He also is sending a letter to the customers and donors whose support of the DCPA has been the foundation of its success. “This is the right moment for me to step aside and for a new CEO to guide the DCPA into its bright future,” Ritchie said. “The DCPA is poised to move to a new level of creativity with an even warmer embrace of our audience. My full energy will now be focused on board matters, including the campaign to reauthorize the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District in 2016.” Ritchie joined the DCPA in 2007 as CEO and chairman of the board. Upon his appointment, the board and Ritchie concluded that the two positions should ultimately be separated. Today’s announcement completes that plan. Ritchie, who was known as “Dapper Dan” for his sharp attire, led the DCPA through a period of dynamic creative growth and to financial success. Under his leadership, the DCPA expanded its newplay development program, launched three national Broadway touring premieres, conducted two successful matching-gift fundraising campaigns, and served more than 400,000 students through its extensive theatre education programs. He also has been instrumental in diversifying the DCPA’s programming with the development of Off-Center @ The Jones, an experimental theater designed to make theater less formal, more fun, decidedly innovative and appealing to new audiences. Ritchie has made generous personal financial donations to the DCPA and has served without pay as CEO during his entire tenure. But I will remember him most for his “performances” to raise money for DCPA endeavors. One year for Saturday Night Alive, the DCPA’s granddaddy fundraiser, Ritchie embraced his inner rock star with over-the-top enthusiasm. He appeared in a full costume as former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. A search will begin immediately for Ritchie’s successor. He will remain as CEO until his successor has joined the organization and he will work with the new CEO during a period of transition.
Sprouts opens in Englewood
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing natural food retailers in the country, opened its first store in Englewood (5001 S. Broadway) on June 11. This is the 17th Sprouts in the Denver area. Sprouts is a healthy grocery store offerParker continues on Page 23
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Encounter art in Douglas County Sculptures go up in local communities By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com “DCAE plays an important part in supporting the vibrant cultural life of the cities participating in the program. Public art adds meaning to our cities and uniqueness o our communities,” said Lone Tree’s art curator, Sally Perisho. Douglas County invited sculptors to submit entries through CaFE last February for the 2014-2015 Douglas County Art Encounters public art program, and a selection of 23 sculptures by 20 artists was chosen for display in four communities through June 2015. Selections were made by the Public Art Advisory Committee. It is comprised of staff and community members representing each area. A jury from this committee chooses finalists and the jurisdictions rotate positions each year to determine the order in which they will select pieces. This is done in multiple rounds until each jurisdiction has chosen the entire number of pieces it wants. Lone Tree, Parker, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock participate. The program is backed with Scientific and Cultural Facilities District funds, but since Castle Rock is not in the district, it sets aside money from the Philip S. Miller Trust. Each year, visitors to the sculptures are invited to go online and vote for their favorite, and the winner receives $1,000. Each participating artist receives $500 for each piece installed. The City of Lone Tree selected seven pieces, which will be shown at the Lone Tree Arts Center and The Vistas at Park Meadows. The Town of Parker will place six pieces, including at Parker Adventist Hospital, along Mainstreet and at O’Brien Park. The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association will place seven sculptures at Civic Green Park, the James LaRue Library, recreation centers at Eastridge and Southridge, Town Center North and
“Baby Bear” by Ryszard Wagoner now stands at the entrance to the James LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch. Courtesy photos Town Center South. In Castle Rock, sculptures will be placed at Butterfield Park, Festival Park and Red Hawk Golf Club. Sculptors whose work will be shown are: • Lone Tree: Ivan Kosta, Andrew Libertone, John Wilbar, Michael Mladjan, Sherrill Stone, Charlotte Zink and Shannon Sargent. • Parker: Scott Mohr, Lee Proctor, James Haire, Sherrill Stone, Doyle Svenby, Shohini Ghosh. • Highlands Ranch: Jeane DiRicco-Cable, Ivan Kosta, Robert Henderson, Pokey Park, Ryszard Wagoner, Kirsten Kains, Bob Heintzelman. • Castle Rock: Ivan Kosta, Barbara Baer, Kevin Shaffer. For more information, photos and an opportunity to vote for a favorite, go to douglas.co.us/artencounters.
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‘Graduate’ a little too up-close and personal Play overwhelms audience in small setting at Edge By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com Edge Theater offers the second of a pair of plays about randy older women with its production of a classic example: “The Graduate,” adapted by well-known, award-winning British playwright Terry Johnson from the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry and the novel by Charles Webb. Leads Chandler Darby as Benjamin Braddock and Patty Ionoff as Mrs. Robinson offer solid performances, although this is one movie that perhaps doesn’t lend itself so well to a small theater where action so very much right in your face. In any case, possible subtleties are lost. Ionoff is an experienced performer and Darby just graduated from the excellent program at University of Northern Colorado. The script calls for a mix of angry fathers charging about and one ditzy mother — plus Mrs. Robinson’s daughter Elaine, who actually is the one Benjamin falls in love with. Talented young Adrian Egolf plays Elaine, while Max Cabot portrays her father, Mr. Braddock’s business partner and husband of the legendary Mrs. Robinson.
Mr. Braddock is played by Randy Diamon, while Suzanna Wellens is Benjamin’s frantic mother. Each of these parental types is given to overacting — expressing anger and emotional upset by stomping about and yelling their lines, which gives an amateurish flavor to the production. Perhaps director Rick Yaconis can tone them down a bit? Recent college graduate Benjamin has scholarship offers and seems slated for a bright future, but he’s worrying about his future and unhappy. He hides out in his room — in his new diving suit and flippers. The alcoholic Mrs. Robinson appears in his doorway and starts making a move. Matters progress/regress from there, as readers will recall from the film. The set includes several clever variations on the beds called for in the script, but all the scene changes are a bit too busy and distracting. Perhaps that fault is in the script’s requirements. Other cast members, who play multiple parts smoothly, are Bevin Antea, Dana Hart Lubeck and Peter Marullo.
IF YOU GO “The Graduate” plays through June 29 at The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller St. in Lakewood. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $24, theedgetheater.com, 303-232-0363.
Racehorse movie faces long odds Independent ‘50 to 1’ makes way into theaters By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com Following the recent flurry of coverage about California Chrome and his try for a win at Belmont and the Triple Crown, readers may be interested in a new independent film, “50 to 1,” about another tough little Kentucky Derby winner named Mine That Bird, who also had a colorful owner and trainer and came from behind to win. It is showing at the Greenwood Plaza 12 in Centennial. The film’s producer, director and co-writer, Jim Wilson, a racehorse owner and racing enthusiast for 25 years, was also producer of the Oscar-winning “Dances With Wolves.” He had been looking for a good racehorse story and read numerous scripts. He watched the 2009 Kentucky Derby when underdog Mine That Bird won and contacted the owner and trainer — “and Bird himself,” Wilson said. His co-writer/co-producer is Faith Conroy, who has a home in Boulder. The story starts with a bar fight in New Mexico, where rodeo rider Chip Wooley
IF YOU GO “50 to 1” opens June 20 at the Greenwood Plaza 12, 8141 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial. comes to the aid of rancher Mark Allen and a friendship is formed. Ten years later, a winless Chip hears Mark’s name on TV and hears about a horse auction in Canada. Mark sends Chip to Canada to check out the quirky little horse and enlists a woman exercise rider, Alex, to work with him. The horse lost consistently, but they learned he had Canadian winnings that qualified him for the Kentucky Derby. Jockey Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird, a 50-to-1 long shot, rallied from 30 lengths back to win. He never won another race and was retired in 2010, but the journey to make a film had begun. We had some conversation with Faith Conroy about how difficult it is to get an independent film into theaters. The production team started in New Mexico, where Mine That Bird’s owners lived, and made a bus tour promoting the film in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. In June, it opens in four Colorado theaters, including Greenwood Plaza, and negotiations are underway with theaters across the country.
CURTAIN TIME Company man
“Company” by Stephen Sondheim will play June 27 to July 19 at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver, presented by Equinox Theatre Company. With book by George Firth, this popular musical focuses on unmarried Bobby and his friends. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door. EquinoxTheatreDenver.com.
Light summer fare
Spotlight Theatre will present Marc Camoletti’s pair of comedies: “Boeing, Boeing” (opens June 28) and “Don’t Dress for Dinner” (opens July 5) in repertory at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. Performances Fridays through Sundays. See thisisspotlight.com for complete list of show times. Katie Mangett and Luke Allen Terry direct and Bernie Cardell will play Robert to Joe Von Bokern’s lothario Bernard in both performances.
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“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is based on the MGM film and “Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet. Presented by Highlands Ranch-based Performance Now Theatre Company, it will
play through June 29 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Elly Van Oosbree directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets: $28/$25/$21, 303-987-7845, performancenow.org.
Patty Ionoff as Mrs. Robinson and Chandler Darby as Benjamin Braddock in Edge Theater’s production of “The Graduate.” Photo courtesy of RDG Photography
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Mountain theater Combine theater with a summertime weekend in the mountains at some of these venues. Creede Reportory (creederep.org) is staging “The Last Romance” through Aug. 13, “Annie Get Your Gun” through Aug. 23 and “The Liar” through Sept. 19; Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake (rockymountainrep.com) is presenting “Les Miserables” through Aug. 23 and “Hands on a Hard Body” through Aug. 21; Lake Dillon Theatre Company, (lakedillontheatre.org) has “Big River: The Musical” through Aug. 21; Theatre Aspen (theatreaspen.org) offers “The Full Monty” through Aug. 9; Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale (thunderrivertheatre.com) is putting on “American Buffalo” through July 5; and Breckenridge Backstage Theatre (backstagetheatre. org) will run “Monty Python’s Spamalot” through Aug. 23.
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The Highlands Ranch Concert Band’s Swing Shift big band ensemble will play a free concert on June 28 at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch. Courtesy photo
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Highlands Ranch Concert Band’s Swing Shift, a big band offshoot, will play a free concert at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket to the park. The program will include music from “Never on Sunday,” “Hello Dolly” and themes from Grieg and Colorado Country. The band includes volunteer professional, amateur and high school musicians who practice and perform throughout the year. For information about membership, see hrconcertband.org or call president Kelley Messall, 303-683-4102.
Author! Author! Best-selling author Lisa See will appear at 7 p.m. June 27 at the James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., to discuss her latest novel, “China Dolls.” The program is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited to 380 people. Books will be for sale. 303-791-7323, douglascountylibraries.org.
Historical film “Alone Yet Not Alone” opened June 13 at the AMC Highlands Ranch 24 and is a 1755 story of sisters captured by the Delaware Indians. It is geared for the Christian, family audience, co-written and directed by George Escobar.
More about Mars “Mars Exploration Update — What’s New on the Red Planet?” is Dr. Stephen Lee’s topic when he speaks at 7 p.m. June 24 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Lee is curator of planetary science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He will share photos taken by the Mars Rover. 303-795-3961.
A daughter’s search “From Dachau to Denver — A Journey to find My Father” is Maris Sutton’s story of her 43-year journey to find her father, a German officer who disappeared shortly after her birth. She will speak at 2 p.m. June 23 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Copies of her book, “The Night Sky” will be available for sale and signing. 303-795-3961.
Summer show “High School Musical” will be performed by teens in Front Range Theatre Company’s summer drama program at 7 p.m. June 20 and 2 p.m. June 21 at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch.
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West side story “Outside in 303,” an exhibit of local artists who grew up on Denver’s west side, opens with a public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. June 19 at the Museo de Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Gabriel Salazar, Jack Avila, Javier Flores, Josiah Lopez, Joshua Rogers, Mario Zoots and Victoriano Rivera will have art displayed through Sept. 21. Curators are Maruca Salazar of the Museo and Gwen Chanzit of Denver Art Museum.303-571-4401.
Glidden work chosen Littleton ceramic artist and Pottery Studio owner Kim Louise Glidden has a ceramic sculpture called “Seeking Ancients” juried into Contemporary Clay 2014 at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction through June 24. It is one of her “Spirit Seeds Series,” which focuses on the connection between African and American Indian women.
At the Abend Artists Jim Beckner, Stephanie Hartshorn and Robert Spooner will exhibit their work June 20 to July 31 at Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 20. Beckner’s art focuses on the city, while Hartshorn, an architect, is interested in structure, Spooner is interested in “other people’s passions: culinary students, dancers …” Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 303-355-0950.
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Hudson Gardens in summer groove Littleton gem getting ready for busy season By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com When we visited Hudson Gardens and Event Center several weeks ago, it was poised to start a busy summer: The concert stage was in place, ready for the series of Sunday evening concerts that draw fans from across the metro area. The two garden canopies that house weddings and special events had fresh plantings around them and newly polished floors. Water lilies awaited planting, sheltered in the Hoop House as the water gardens were edged with stone and deepened a bit. Plantings near the edges were burned off last year and regrowth has turned the area green again with hardy perennials. When the Water Gardens were first designed by horticulturist Andrew Pierce, he drew inspiration from Monet’s garden at Giverny — its ponds and streams filled with colorful water lilies. A nearby wedding site is named “Monet’s Place.” Monet’s huge water lily paintings are probably his most famous — the Denver Art Museum owns one. But in addition to the hardy water lilies, the water garden is home to more than 140 varieties of plants in the water and on the edges. Especially striking is the Mrs. Perry D. Slocum lotus, also known as Sacred Lotus. A native of China, it stands four feet tall and has striking blossoms that last three days: pink at first, changing to yellow by the third and last day. After that, a characteristic seed pod develops. Lilies and lotuses are held in pots in the nearby hoop house and then rooted
if you Go Hudson Gardens is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closes earlier on concert days and reopens again). Admission is free. Parking is free. When there, pick up concert and class schedules in the entry/gift shop. Hudsongardens.org, 303-797-8565. in the dirt at the pond’s bottom. Their leaves provide shade for a number of critters: frogs, toads, minnows and tadpoles who feed on resident insects and tiny plant life. Children are fascinated when they spot a fat frog sunning on a lily pad. The aquatic plants are planted and maintained by dedicated volunteers from the Colorado Water Garden Society, led by Bob Hoffman. They also care for the giant Victoria lilies in a higher pond near the entrance and Oval Garden. More than 10 types of trees line the water gardens, including some native cottonwoods and peach-leaf willows, left from the time when the river channel ran through this area. Nearby is the comparatively new Songbird Garden, installed last season, with plants that supply food for a variety of birds, both migrating and resident. Monthly bird walks are found on Hudson Gardens’ calendar. This area provides the essential attractions for songbirds: food, water and shelter. It’s one of a number of small sanctuaries being planted across the country to offer a safe place for songbirds, whose numbers are diminishing as habitat is destroyed. A walk farther north along the path brings one to demonstration vegetable gardens, pumpkin patch, plant zoo, wetlands, the Chocolate Garden, the Apiary, Garden Railroad (runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays), herb garden, dahlia bed and a snack stand operated by Nixon’s Coffee house, in case — or when — the munchies strike.
This “Two Kings” sculpture by Chris Powell is located at Hudson Gardens and is part of South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s Art on Loan program. Photos by Sonya Elllingboe
Make it Easy on Yourself. ABOVE: The water garden area has been renovated and is ready to receive water lilies grown in the Hoop House. BELOW: Water lilies, sheltered in the Hoop House, await planting at Hudson Gardens.
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‘Prairie Grace’ named Join us for lunch! fiction award finalist Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock
Intermountain Rural Electric Association
Novel explores life in 1860s Colorado
will host a Congressional Current Events Discussion
By Tom Munds
for IREA Members only, featuring:
United States Congressman Cory Gardner Congressional District 4 Representing IREA’s Douglas County service territory Topics Will Include: · Job Growth and the Economy · Healthcare · Colorado’s Energy Future · Foreign Affairs · Other Items of Interest
Lunch is FREE and space is limited. RSVP today! (see details below) Registration & Networking: 11:30 a.m. to Noon Lunch & Program: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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tmunds @coloradocommunitymedia.com Author Marilyn Bay Wentz said she was honored that her novel about Colorado history, “Prairie Grace,” was selected by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book as one of three finalists for Colorado Book Award in the historical fiction category. “Prairie Grace” is the author’s first historical novel. She chose to set in the Colorado Territory in 1860s. “Actually the bare bones of this novel came from a story I wrote as a 12-year-old,” the area resident said. “I love to write, and a couple years ago, I looked at that story, started to expand it. The story began to develop and inspired me to do a huge amount of research and work. The result was the seeds that were the short story became my first novel.” Wentz’s novel blends details about geography, facts about historic figures and the challenges the characters face trying to live and deal with the huge differences in the cultures and ways of life of the white settlers and the indigenous population. The plot of her book moves quickly as she paints a vivid word picture of how members of the pioneer family, the McBayes, dealt with life on the plains east of Denver and living with the American Indian tribes in the area. Wentz smoothly shifts the scene to write about details of the traditions and village life of the Cheyenne. The story intertwines the lives of settler Georgia McBaye and Cheyenne brave Gray Wolf. The author weaves the threads of the story of their lives, friendship and love for each other into the historically accurate pic-
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ture of life in eastern Colorado in 1862-64. The author said the book is fiction but follows accurately the history of the Colorado Territory and what life was like in the area in and around Denver while the Civil War raged in the eastern United States. She creates her fictional characters but also introduces the reader to many people from the history books, such as Gov. John Evans and Arapaho Chief Black Kettle. The story details many of the events involving violence by settlers and by American Indians. The book also covers many aspects of the circumstances leading up to the Sand Creek Massacre, where Col. John Chivington led an assault of Colorado volunteers in an attack on an encampment of peaceful Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians. Around Denver the attack was initially hailed as a great victory, but further investigation showed the volunteer soldiers killed about 150 American Indians, most of them women and children. Wentz also weaves elements of her strong Christian belief into the novel without making that the focus of the story. The author said she would make few changes in the book except, if she had it to do over, she would like to have an American Indian advisor to help her more accurately write about the culture and customs of the tribes. Wentz is currently working with her mother on a book with a working title, “The Sheep Story.” She said she also is starting work on her next novel, which will deal with the history of the San Luis Valley. The author grew up on a farm near Eaton and now lives near Strasburg. She has written articles and news releases for farming and livestock organizations. The avid gardener raises lambs and raises and trains horses, but still finds time to devote to her literary pursuits.
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June 19, 2014
Studio jumps on chance for chants Tibetan monks bless Young Voices facility By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com The connection started with Jena Dickey’s chance meeting, at the Boulder Creek Festival in Boulder, with Tamdin Wangdu, who heads the Tibetan Village Project in Westminster. He was planning to host three Tibetan monks who were to travel in the U.S. for three months. While two of them had achieved Ph.D. status and the third was studying for his doctorate, none had traveled or flown before. Jampa Norby, Lobsang Choephel and Kaldor (one name only) live and study at the Sera Monastery in Mysore, India, which was established after the 1959 revolution in Tibet, where the original monastery was badly damaged and many monks were killed. These men study and travel to help the world better understand Buddhism. They said they are up at 5 a.m. and work until midnight, mostly studying Tibetan language and religion. Jena Dickey, director of the Young Voices of Colorado children’s choirs, had the opportunity to invite the three men to visit
if you go The “Sing a Mile High” free concert will be at 7 p.m. June 29 at the Newman Center, Iliff Avenue and University Boulevard in Denver. No tickets needed. Young Voices of Colorado’s studio is located at 9294 Inverness Drive East, Suite 50, in unincorporated Arapahoe County. Rehearsals are held there weekly during the school year. There are five choirs with varying experience and expertise. An audition is scheduled for the next season in August. See youngvoices.org for more information or call 303-7977464 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Young Voices’ new studio in the Inverness area and bless it with their special style of chanting, an appropriate move for a place that’s all about singing. (They also blessed Brookside Inn, an assisted-care home in Castle Rock.) Dickey was interested in Tibet because she and Chrys Harris of the Young Voices staff had contributed $900 each to send a Tibetan student to a university to study medicine, with the objective of opening small local clinics where there are none. On short notice, five of Dickey’s choristers were able to be at the studio to show the monks how they learn to sing, she said. The traveling monks, who are not familiar with written music notation, but learn by doing, sang three chants: one to call in the Buddah to help; one to bless the structure and people in it; and one for world
Three traveling Tibetan monks: Jampa Norby, Lobsang Choephel and Kaldor (One name only) visited the new Young Voices of Colorado studio to bless it by chanting. Courtesy photo peace. Next in the summer for Dickey and staff will be “Sing a Mile High,” a choral festival that will bring in a number of children’s choirs from across the nation. They will train and sing separately and together, learning a newly commissioned work, “Hope is For the Thing With Feathers,” which the whole group will sing in a final concert after five days of training. Paul
Caldwell and Sean Ivory will be guest clinicians and conductors. Each choir will sing several individual pieces as well in the free final concert. That show will be at 7 p.m. June 29 at the Newman Center at the University of Denver. No tickets are needed — families can just attend, especially those with children who might enjoy choral training.
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said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/22/2014 Last Publication: 6/19/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/25/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 14-00774 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
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 9, BLOCK 2, AMENDED PLAT OF GLOVER SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 118 Ash Avenue, Castle Rock, CO 80104 The Deed of Trust was modified by a document recorded in Douglas County on 3/20/2014, Reception number 2014013475. Reason modified and any other modifications: Legal Description.
DEBORAH A BOYLL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR SHEA MORTGAGE, INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWMBS INC. CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2005-28, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-28 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/29/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/30/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005081940 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $525,550.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $522,748.47 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 360, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 122-Y, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 3764 Fairbrook Point, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0115 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/24/2014 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: WILLIAM L. LARABEE AND DENA M. LARABEE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS AS NOMINEE FOR U.S. BANK N.A., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/19/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 10/4/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006085657 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $234,513.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $221,541.16 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: FAILURE TO PAY PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST WHEN DUE TOGETHER WITH ALL OTHER PAYMENTS PROVIDED FOR IN THE EVIDENCE AND 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 5, BLOCK 3, CASTLE NORTH, FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 931 Coral Court , Castle Rock, CO 80104 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/22/2014 Last Publication: 6/19/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/25/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: GIOVANNI CAMACHO Colorado Registration #: 44364 333 W. COLFAX AVENUE SUITE 450, DENVER, COLORADO 48302 Phone #: (248) 335-9200 Fax #: (248) 335-1335 Attorney File #: 13CO00345-1 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0115 First Publication: 5/22/2014 Last Publication: 6/19/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0120 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/24/2014 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: THOMAS J SHYROCK Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AIR ACADEMY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/24/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 8/30/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007069652 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $237,763.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $276,669.90 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 3, BLOCK 17, THE MEADOWS FILING NO. 11- PARCEL 6, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 4236 Miners Candle Place, Castle Rock, CO 80109 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/22/2014 Last Publication: 6/19/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/25/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145
Legal Notice No.: 2014-0120 First Publication: 5/22/2014 Last Publication: 6/19/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Larkspur NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0133 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/8/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DAVID CHAD JOHNSON Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/27/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 5/28/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009040344 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $225,834.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $216,872.70 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 49, MESA GRANDE, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 11839 Haskel Creek Road, 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, July 30, 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: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/10/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.100277.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0133 First Publication: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0138 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/9/2014 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: BRAD POLADSKY AND KYMBERLY A. POLADSKY Original Beneficiary: AFFILIATED FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-1 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/19/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 9/13/2004 Reception No. of DOT: 2004095377 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $156,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $150,710.39 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 9, BLOCK 2, AMENDED PLAT OF GLOVER SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 118 Ash Avenue, Castle Rock, CO 80104 The Deed of Trust was modified by a document recorded in Douglas County on 3/20/2014, Reception number 2014013475. Reason modified and any other modifications: Legal Description. 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
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Public Trustees The current holder of the Evidence of Debt
secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 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: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/10/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 14-00463 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0138 First Publication: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0141 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/9/2014 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: KENNETH W. STEIN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR UNIVERSAL LENDING CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/24/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 11/15/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011071739 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $384,810.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $378,608.49 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 16, BLOCK 5, THE MEADOWS FILING NO. 15 COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 5064 Zion Court, Castle Rock, CO 80109 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 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: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/10/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CHRISTOPHER T GROEN Colorado Registration #: 39976 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 14-01143 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0141 First Publication: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0143 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/9/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DAVID W BOYLL AND DEBORAH A BOYLL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR SHEA MORTGAGE, INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWMBS INC. CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2005-28, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-28 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/29/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/30/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005081940 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $525,550.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $522,748.47 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 in-
ing to the Deed of Trust described below
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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 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: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/10/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS Colorado Registration #: 34904 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1720.100021.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0143 First Publication: 6/5/2014 Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0148 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/14/2014 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: DAN L DRANEY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR PEOPLES MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/10/2012 Recording Date of DOT: 10/22/2012 Reception No. of DOT: 2012079724 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $186,459.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $183,288.15 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to timely make payments as required under the Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 51, BLOCK 3, VILLAGES AT CASTLE ROCK, FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 624 North Brentwood Court, Castle Rock, CO 80104 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, 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: 6/12/2014 Last Publication: 7/10/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/15/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EVE M GRINA Colorado Registration #: 43658 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 14-000998 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0148 First Publication: 6/12/2014 Last Publication: 7/10/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0149 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/14/2014 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: MICHAEL MARTIN AND THERESE MARTIN Original Beneficiary: WORLD SAVINGS
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: 6/19/2014 Last Publication: 7/17/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/23/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: TORBEN M WELCH Colorado Registration #: 34282 1430 WYNKOOP STREET SUITE 300, PUBLIC NOTICE DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: Castle Rock To advertise notices call 303-566-4100 #: NOTICE OF SALE your publicFax Attorney File #: 7355.0006 Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0149 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webTo Whom It May Concern: On 4/14/2014 site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustthe undersigned Public Trustee caused ee/ the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below Legal Notice No.: 2014-0161 to be recorded in Douglas County. First Publication: 6/19/2014 Original Grantor: MICHAEL MARTIN AND THERESE MARTIN Last Publication: 7/17/2014 Original Beneficiary: WORLD SAVINGS Publisher: Douglas County News Press BANK, FSB, ITS SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNEES PUBLIC NOTICE Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A Castle Rock Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/19/2005 NOTICE OF SALE Recording Date of DOT: 1/4/2006 Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0158 Reception No. of DOT: 2006000889 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. To Whom It May Concern: On 4/22/2014 Original Principal Amount of Evidence of the undersigned Public Trustee caused Debt: $189,600.00 the Notice of Election and Demand relatOutstanding Principal Amount as of the ing to the Deed of Trust described below date hereof: $184,563.09 to be recorded in Douglas County. Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you Original Grantor: AARON PALMER AND are hereby notified that the covenants of SHANNON PALMER the deed of trust have been violated as Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECfollows: the failure to timely make payTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, ments as required under the Deed of INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE Trust. FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN MORTGAGE THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE SPECIALISTS, INC A FIRST LIEN. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK The property described herein is all of the OF AMERICA, N.A. property encumbered by the lien of the Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/25/2008 deed of trust. Recording Date of DOT: 2/4/2008 Legal Description of Real Property: Reception No. of DOT: 2008007699 LOT 1, BLOCK 2, CASTLENORTH FILDOT Recorded in Douglas County. ING NO. 6, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, Original Principal Amount of Evidence of STATE OF COLORADO. Debt: $198,642.00 Which has the address of: 801 Park View Outstanding Principal Amount as of the Pl, Castle Rock, CO 80104-1646 date hereof: $196,648.88 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you NOTICE OF SALE are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as The current holder of the Evidence of Debt follows: Failure to pay principal and insecured by the Deed of Trust described terest when due together with all other herein, has filed written election and depayments provided for in the Evidence of mand for sale as provided by law and in Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and said Deed of Trust. other violations of the terms thereof. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE that on the first possible sale date (unless A FIRST LIEN. the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedThe property described herein is all of the nesday, August 6, 2014, at the Public property encumbered by the lien of the Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle deed of trust. Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucLegal Description of Real Property: tion to the highest and best bidder for LOT 25, BLOCK 9, BALDWIN PARK EScash, the said real property and all inTATES, FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. and assigns therein, for the purpose of Which has the address of: 2230 Beacham paying the indebtedness provided in said Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80104 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses NOTICE OF SALE of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. secured by the Deed of Trust described First Publication: 6/12/2014 herein, has filed written election and deLast Publication: 7/10/2014 mand for sale as provided by law and in Publisher: Douglas County News Press said Deed of Trust. Dated: 4/15/2014 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given ROBERT J. HUSSON that on the first possible sale date (unless DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedThe name, address and telephone numnesday, August 13, 2014, at the Public bers of the attorney(s) representing the Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle legal holder of the indebtedness is: Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucMONICA KADRMAS tion to the highest and best bidder for Colorado Registration #: 34904 cash, the said real property and all in1199 BANNOCK STREET, terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs DENVER, COLORADO 80204 and assigns therein, for the purpose of Phone #: (303) 813-1177 paying the indebtedness provided in said Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Attorney File #: 5600.100013.F01 Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE of sale and other items allowed by law, SALE DATES on the Public Trustee weband will deliver to the purchaser a Certificsite: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustate of Purchase, all as provided by law. ee/ First Publication: 6/19/2014 Last Publication: 7/17/2014 Legal Notice No.: 2014-0149 Publisher: Douglas County News Press First Publication: 6/12/2014 Dated: 4/23/2014 Last Publication: 7/10/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON Publisher: Douglas County News Press DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the PUBLIC NOTICE legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Castle Rock Colorado Registration #: 28078 NOTICE OF SALE 1199 BANNOCK STREET , Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0161 DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/23/2014 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 the undersigned Public Trustee caused Attorney File #: 1269.100192.F01 the Notice of Election and Demand relat*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE ing to the Deed of Trust described below SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webto be recorded in Douglas County. site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustOriginal Grantor: JOHN TOD BETTS ee/ Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, Legal Notice No.: 2014-0158 INC. AS NOMINEE FOR EMC HOLDFirst Publication: 6/19/2014 INGS LLC DBA ENGLEWOOD MORTLast Publication: 7/17/2014 GAGE COMPANY Publisher: Douglas County News Press Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/29/2008 PUBLIC NOTICE Recording Date of DOT: 5/6/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008032088 Castle Rock DOT Recorded in Douglas County. NOTICE OF SALE Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0142 Debt: $238,344.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the To Whom It May Concern: On 4/9/2014 date hereof: $222,424.98 the undersigned Public Trustee caused Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you the Notice of Election and Demand relatare hereby notified that the covenants of ing to the Deed of Trust described below the deed of trust have been violated as to be recorded in Douglas County. follows: the failure to make timely payOriginal Grantor: RICHARD NIELSEN AND MAIJA-LIISA NIELSEN ments required under said Deed of Trust Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECand the Evidence of Debt secured TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, thereby. INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER A FIRST LIEN. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE The property described herein is all of the BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST property encumbered by the lien of the COMPANY, N.A.. AS TRUSTEE ON BEdeed of trust. HALF OF CWABS ASSET-BACKED Legal Description of Real Property: CERTIFICATES TRUST 2005-6 LOT 4, BLOCK 4, THE OAKS SUBDIVIDate of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/22/2005 SION FILING NO. ONE, COUNTY OF Recording Date of DOT: 9/9/2005 DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Reception No. of DOT: 2005085983 Which has the address of: 1417 Willow Oak Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of NOTICE OF SALE Debt: $210,696.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the The current holder of the Evidence of Debt date hereof: $209,486.31 secured by the Deed of Trust described Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you herein, has filed written election and deare hereby notified that the covenants of mand for sale as provided by law and in the deed of trust have been violated as said Deed of Trust. follows: Failure to pay principal and inTHEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given terest when due together with all other that on the first possible sale date (unless payments provided for in the Evidence of the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedDebt secured by the Deed of Trust and nesday, August 13, 2014, at the Public other violations of the terms thereof. Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucA FIRST LIEN. tion to the highest and best bidder for The property described herein is all of the cash, the said real property and all inproperty encumbered by the lien of the terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs deed of trust. and assigns therein, for the purpose of Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 7, BLOCK 2, CASTLEWOOD paying the indebtedness provided in said RANCH FILING NO. 1, PARCEL 12, Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses COLORADO. of sale and other items allowed by law, Which has the address of: 5854 Raleigh and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificCircle, Castle Rock, CO 80104-5261 ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 6/19/2014 NOTICE OF SALE Last Publication: 7/17/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Dated: 4/23/2014 secured by the Deed of Trust described ROBERT J. HUSSON herein, has filed written election and deDOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee mand for sale as provided by law and in The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the said Deed of Trust. legal holder of the indebtedness is: THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given TORBEN M WELCH that on the first possible sale date (unless Colorado Registration #: 34282 the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wed1430 WYNKOOP STREET SUITE 300, nesday, July 30, 2014, at the Public DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Phone #: Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucFax #: tion to the highest and best bidder for Attorney File #: 7355.0006 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.: 2014-0161 of sale and other items allowed by law, First Publication: 6/19/2014 and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificLast Publication: 7/17/2014 ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Publisher: Douglas County News Press First Publication: 6/5/2014
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THINGS TO DO
Junior features Okee Dokee Brothers, a Grammy-winning duo, along with School of Rock house band and Vered. The outdoor festival celebrating music and literacy is at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Civic Green Park, 9370 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Tickets available at www.DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Author visit Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller “The Dog Stars,” will talk about his second novel “The Painter” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive. Books will be available for sale at the event. Register at 303-791-7323 or www.DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
MusicAl duo Douglas County Libraries’ Rockfest PUBLIC NOTICE
Golf tournAMent A charity golf tournament to benefit AFA Wounded Airman Program and the local Air Force family is planned for Monday, June 23, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway, Aurora. The tournament is a scramble format and begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Sponsorships are available and donations for a silent auction are welcome. Registration for players and sponsors can be found at www.defensetourna-
Art Fest Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0142
donating beer. We have great music. Everybody has a great time. It’s really cool.” To Whom It May Concern: On 4/9/2014 Local artist Tim Zadee started the festithe undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relatval three years ago. ing to the Deed of TrustPage described Continued from 1 below to be recorded in Douglas County. “Three years ago, I came to this area to Original Grantor: RICHARD NIELSEN start an art show that would be available to AND MAIJA-LIISA NIELSEN Original Beneficiary: ELECfor sale were MORTGAGE bronze sculptures, paintings, the public. I had in mind an upscale, but TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, glass, photography other mediums. INC., ACTING SOLELY AS and NOMINEE small and quaint show,” Zandee said. FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER “All theofrestaurants The Village) parCurrent Holder Evidence of Debt:(at THE “I had a lot of clients that live in the area, BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST PUBLIC NOTICE ticipate,” said Jessie ON Ogas, some of them were the store owners here, COMPANY, N.A.. AS TRUSTEE BE- vice president HALF OF CWABS ASSET-BACKED Castle Rock of social development for Firefly Autism. CERTIFICATES TRUST 2005-6 NOTICE OF and SALE when I said that I wanted to have a Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/22/2005 Public Trustee No. 2014-0150 or a charity working with the festi“They donate wine; we have Miller CoorsSale benefit
Recording Date of DOT: 9/9/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005085983 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/16/2014 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. the undersigned Public Trustee caused Original Principal Amount of Evidence of the Notice of Election and Demand relatin Westcliffe, in the Wet Mountain ValDebt: $210,696.00 ing to the Deed of Trustater described below Outstanding Principal Amount as of the to be recorded in Douglas County. ley west of Pueblo. date hereof: $209,486.31 Original Grantor: MICHAEL D. CICERO Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you Two ELECcomedy productions will be ofTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, are hereby notified that the covenants of fered: “The Comedy of Errors,” a dramatic INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, the deed of trust have been violated as Continued 15and inINC. follows: Failure from to pay Page principal comedy Current Holder of Evidence of Debt:by US William Shakespeare, shows terest when due together with all other BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS June 19 and 21; 6: 30 p.m. June payments provided for in the Evidence of atREMIC 6:30SERIES p.m. TRUSTEE FOR CMALT Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and ing fresh, natural and organic foods. The 27 and July 2007-A2-REMIC PASS-THROUGH CER- 4; and 2 p.m. June 29 and July other violations of the terms thereof. TIFICATES SERIES 2007-A2 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE grocery chain offers produce, bulk foods, 6. “The Imaginary Invalid,” a classic comDate of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/25/2006 A FIRST LIEN. Recording Date of DOT: 9/1/2006 The property described herein is all of the packaged vitamins and supplements, groedy by Moliere, shows at 6:30 p.m. June 20; Reception No. of DOT: 2006075865 property encumbered by the lien of the ceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, DOT Recorded in Douglas County.June 22; 6:30 p.m. June 26 and July 3; deed of trust. 2 p.m. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Legal Description of Real Property: dairy products, frozen foods, natural body and at 6:30 p.m. June 28 and July 5. LOT 7, BLOCK 2, CASTLEWOOD Debt: $208,000.00 RANCH FILING NO. 1, PARCEL 12,catering Outstanding Principal Amount as of the care and household items to conCOUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF date hereof: $189,833.24 Guests are encouraged to arrive early COLORADO. Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you sumers’ interest in health and wellness. bring blankets and/or chairs to sit on. Which has the address of: 5854 Raleigh are hereby notified thatand the covenants of Circle, Castle Rock, CO 80104-5261 the deed of trust have The been park violatedopens as one hour before showtime. follows: Failure to pay principal and inNOTICE OF SALE terest when due together with all other Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for payments provided for in the Evidence of The holder Westcliffe Center for the Performing teens andand can be purchased at www.jonesThe current of the Evidence of Debt Debt secured by the Deed of Trust secured by the Deed of Trust described other violations of the terms thereof. Arts announced that “Shakespeare in the theater.com. herein, has filed written election and deTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE mand for sale asthe provided by law and in A FIRST LIEN. Sangres,” 2014 summer outdoor live In addition to the two “Shakespeare said Deed of Trust. The property described herein is all of the THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given property encumbered lien Sangres” of the theater production executive produced by by inthethe productions, “A Taste of that on the first possible sale date (unless deed of trust. Rancher’s Roost Cafe, will take place June Shakespeare” will be held to kick off the the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedLegal Description of Real Property: nesday, July 30, 2014, at the Public LOT 29, BLOCK 2, FIRST REPLAT OF 19 through 5 Street, in the Feedstore Amphiat 6:30 p.m. June 17 in Studio 2 of THE MEADOWS FILINGseason NO. 1, COUNTY Trustee’s office, 402July Wilcox Castle OF Jones DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auctheater Park behind the Historic Thethe Jones Theater. Which has the address of: 4780 North tion to the highest and best bidder for Foxtail Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80109 cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs NOTICE OF SALE and assigns therein, for the purpose of The current holder of the Evidence of Debt paying the indebtedness provided in said Public Notice secured by the Deed of Trust described Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of herein, has filed written election and deTrust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Notice of Public Hearing Before the mand for sale as provided by law and in of sale and other items allowed by law, Castle Rock Town Council on the said Deed of Trust. and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificProposed Citadel Station – Castle THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Meadows Urban Renewal Plan that on the first possible sale date (unless First Publication: 6/5/2014 the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedPursuant to 31-25-107(3) C.R.S., notice is Last Publication: 7/3/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press nesday, August 6, 2014, at the Public given that the Castle Rock Town Council Dated: 4/10/2014 Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, ROBERT J. HUSSON Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucJuly 22, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Town of DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee tion to the highest and best bidder for Castle Rock Council Chambers, 100 North Wilcox, Castle Rock, CO 80104 for the The name, address and telephone numcash, the said real property and all inpurpose of considering approval of the bers of the attorney(s) representing the terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Citadel Station – Castle Meadows Urban legal holder of the indebtedness is: and assigns therein, for the purpose of Renewal Plan (Plan). The Urban Renewal JOAN OLSON paying the indebtedness provided in said Area subject to the Plan (Area) consists of Colorado Registration #: 28078 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of 1199 BANNOCK STREET , approximately 65.9 acres located in; Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses DENVER, COLORADO 80204 of sale and other items allowed by law, Parcel 1 (SPN2505-104-00-005): Phone #: (303) 813-1177 and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificFax #: (303) 813-1107 ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Attorney File #: 1159.100172.F01 A parcel of land located in the Southeast First Publication: 6/12/2014 one-quarter of Section 10 and the *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Last Publication: 7/10/2014 Southwest one- quarter of Section 11, SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webPublisher: Douglas County News Press site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustTownship 8 South, Range 67 West of the Dated: 4/18/2014 6th Principal Meridian, Town of Castle ee/ ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee Rock, County of Douglas, State of ColorThe name, address and telephone numado, being more particularly described as Legal Notice No.: 2014-0142 bers of the attorney(s) representing the First Publication: 6/5/2014 follows: legal holder of the indebtedness is: Last Publication: 7/3/2014 CHRISTOPHER T GROEN Basis of Bearing: The North line of the Publisher: Douglas County News Press Colorado Registration #: 39976 Southeast one-quarter of Section 10 be999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, ing monumented at the West end at the PUBLIC NOTICE DENVER, COLORADO 80202 center one-quarter comer by a 3.25 inch Phone #: (303) 865-1400 aluminum cap stamped "Aztec L.S. Castle Rock Fax #: (303) 865-1410 36567" and at the East end at the East NOTICE OF SALE Attorney File #: 14-01584 one-quarter comer of Section 10 by a 2" Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0150 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE galvanized pipe monument stamped "L.S. SALE DATES on the Public Trustee web6935", with the line considered to bear To Whom It May Concern: On 4/16/2014 site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustS89°27'29"E. the undersigned Public Trustee caused ee/ the Notice of Election and Demand relatBeginning at the East one-quarter comer ing to the Deed of Trust described below Legal Notice No.: 2014-0150 of Section 10, Township 8 South, Range to be recorded in Douglas County. First Publication: 6/12/2014 67 West of the Original Grantor: MICHAEL D. CICERO 6th Principal Meridian; Last Publication: 7/10/2014 Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECPublisher: Douglas County News Press TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, Thence S89°46'24"E along the North line INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, of the Southwest one-quarter of Section INC. 11, a distance of 572.42 feet to a point on Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: US the Westerly right-of-way line of the BNSF BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS Railway; TRUSTEE FOR CMALT REMIC SERIES 2007-A2-REMIC PASS-THROUGH CERThence the following three (3) courses Public Notice TIFICATES SERIES 2007-A2 along the said Westerly right-of-way line: Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/25/2006 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Recording Date of DOT: 9/1/2006 1) SOl056'51"E, a distance of 173.55 feet Reception No. of DOT: 2006075865 to a point on a non-tangent curve; A public hearing will be held on July 7, DOT Recorded in Douglas County. 2014, at 7:00 p.m., before the Douglas Original Principal Amount of Evidence of 2) Along the arc of a curve to the Right County Planning Commission and on Debt: $208,000.00 whose center bears S88°03'08"W, having August 12, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., before Outstanding Principal Amount as of the a radius of 880.93 feet, a central angle of the Board of County Commissioners in date hereof: $189,833.24 37°31'24", a distance of 576.92 feet to a the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you point of tangency; Third St., Castle Rock, CO, for proposed are hereby notified that the covenants of amendments to the Douglas County Zonthe deed of trust have been violated as 3) S35°34'32"W, a distance of 193.48 feet ing Resolution (DCZR). The amendment follows: Failure to pay principal and into a point on the Northerly right-of-way line proposes revisions to the Land Use Matterest when due together with all other of Plum Creek Parkway recorded at Rerix, Section 2, General Requirements and payments provided for in the Evidence of ception No. 2008054850; Exceptions, Section 27, Site Improvement Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and Plan, and Section 36, Definitions. For other violations of the terms thereof. Thence the following five (5) courses more information, call Dan Avery at THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE along the said Northerly right-of-way line: Douglas County Planning Services, A FIRST LIEN. 303-660-7460. The property described herein is all of the 1) N75°34'21"W, a distance of 170.82 feet property encumbered by the lien of the to a point of curvature; File #/Name: DR2014-002/ Douglas deed of trust. County Zoning Resolution AmendLegal Description of Real Property: 2) Along the arc of a curve to the Right, ments LOT 29, BLOCK 2, FIRST REPLAT OF having a radius of 665.50 feet, a central THE MEADOWS FILING NO. 1, COUNTY angle of 11°54'30", a distance of 138.32 Legal Notice No.: 925579 OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO feet to a point on the East line of the First publication: June 19, 2014 Which has the address of: 4780 North Southeast one-quarter of said Section 10; Last publication: June 19, 2014 Foxtail Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80109 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press 3) Continuing along the arc of a curve to NOTICE OF SALE the Right, having a radius of 665.50 feet, a The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Public Notice central angle of 5°54'34", a distance of secured by the Deed of Trust described 68.64 feet to a point on a radial line; herein, has filed written election and deNotice of Public Hearing Before the mand for sale as provided by law and in Castle Rock Town Council on the 4) N32°14'42"E along a radial line, a dissaid Deed of Trust. Proposed Citadel Station – Castle tance of 6.00 feet; THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given Meadows Urban Renewal Plan that on the first possible sale date (unless 5) N57°45'18"W, a distance of 709.17 feet the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedPursuant to 31-25-107(3) C.R.S., notice is to a point on the Easterly right-of-way line nesday, August 6, 2014, at the Public given that the Castle Rock Town Council
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2) Along the arc of a curve to the Right whose center bears S88°03'08"W, having a radius of 880.93 feet, a central angle of 37°31'24", a distance of 576.92 feet to a point of tangency; 3) S35°34'32"W, a distance of 193.48 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way line of Plum Creek Parkway recorded at Reception No. 2008054850;
June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27
Thence the following five (5) courses WAlkinG tours along the said Northerly right-of-way line:
Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum plan Heritage walking tours of historic downJune 28 1) N75°34'21"W, a distance of 170.82 feet point of curvature;town Castle Rock. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. at The Courtyard house pArty Castle Rock ChambertoofaCommerce Perry between Third and Fourth streets. Each tour 2) the arc of a on curve to Street, the Right, presents Victoria’s House Party from 11 a.m.having toAlong 4 p.m. a radius of 665.50 feet, a central lasts about 45 minutes, and will conclude at the Castle Rock angle of 11°54'30", a distance of 138.32 Saturday, June 28, at 420 Jerry St., Castle Rock. Free event feet to a point on the East line of and the group tours are available by reservation. Museum. Bike includes games, food and more. Go to www.CastleRock.org Southeast one-quarter of said Section 10; for details. The event is a fundraiser, and all 3)contributions go Tour dates are June 28, July 26, Aug. 23 and Sept. 27. For Continuing along the arc of a curve to information, or reservations for group or bike tours, contact the Right, having a radius of 665.50 feet, a Public Notice to the Victoria House Restoration Fund. central angle of 5°54'34", a distance of at 303-814-3164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 68.64 feet to a point the on amuseum radial line; Notice of Public Hearing Before the Castle Rock Town Council on the
Proposed Citadel Station – Castle June 28 Urban Renewal Plan Meadows
4) N32°14'42"E along a radial line, a distance of 6.00 feet;
hAlf MArAthon Castle Rock is hosting its second July 10 5) N57°45'18"W, a distance of 709.17 feet Pursuant to 31-25-107(3) C.R.S., notice is history Jim Hansmann from right-of-way presentAtion line givenmarathon that the Castle RockJune Town half Saturday, 28,Council beginningtoata7point a.m.onatthe Easterly of Prairie Hawk Drive recorded at Recepwill hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Festival continuing through downtown before tion No. 2008054850; the Castle Rock Museum will present a program on the Civilian July 22, Park, 2014 and at 6:00pm at the Town of Castle Rock Council Chambers, 100 North Conservation Corp. camp in Castle Rock. The free presentation running along East Plum Go to www.CRgov/run Wilcox, Castle Rock, CO Creek 80104Trail. for the Thence the following three (3) courses purpose of considering approval of the along the said Easterly right-of-way line: is at 7 p.m. at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St. for information and to register.
Citadel Station – Castle Meadows Urban Renewal Plan (Plan). The Urban Renewal 1) Nl8°59'49"W, a distance of32.16 feet; Area subject to the Plan (Area) consists of approximately acresmentioned located in; 2) N32°14'42"E, of275.60 feet in metro Denver and along the Front Range val one of65.9 them Firefly Autism.a distance to a point of curvature; Parcel 1since (SPN2505-104-00-005): Ever then it’s been a great partner- in their year-round school and average 3) Along the arc of a curve to the left, havship. of their evenofatA parcelSome of land located in thechildren Southeast have ing a radius 910.00 feet, a central angle 18,000 sessions of year with clients. one-quarter of Section 10 and the of 7°46'48", a distance of 123.56 feet to tended Firefly Autism, so it’s been great to line of According Southwest one- quarter of Section 11, point on the North the Southeast to Firefly Autism, children are Township South, Range West of the one-quarter of Section 10; be able8to help the67cause.” currently being diagnosed at a rate of one 6th Principal Meridian, Town of Castle Zandee heState tries to bring in artistsThence S89°27'29"E along the said North Rock, County of said Douglas, of Colorin 42 for girls and one in 68 for boys. Ten line of the Southeast one-quarter ado, being more particularly described as form year of 454.26 feetoftoSectioneach 10, a distance the follows: around the countr and that years ago the combined rate was just one Point of Beginning. about half of the artists are new to the show. Basis of Bearing: The North line of the in 10,000. Parcel 2 (SPN 2505-101-02-26): Southeast one-quarter of Section beFirefly Autism uses10Applied Behavior ing monumented at the West end at the For more information on Applied BeAnalysis to work children ranging A Parcel of land containing 2.32 acres, center one-quarter comer bywith a 3.25 inch more or less, in the Southeast of Secaluminum cap stamped "Aztec L.S. havior Analysis or for information on how from 18 months years cur- 8 South, 1/4 tionThey 1 0, Township Range 67 36567" and at the East to end 21 at the East old. West children of the 6th P.M., to in Douglas County, one-quarter comerbetween of Section 10 by aand 2" rently serve 150 200 donate, visit www.fireflyautism.org. Colorado being more particularly degalvanized pipe monument stamped "L.S. scribed as follows: 6935", with the line considered to bear S89°27'29"E. Commencing at the East 1/4 comer of taurant Association Education Foundation said Section 10, a 2 114" aluminum cap Beginning at the East one-quarter comer (LS 6935), Thence Westerly along the of Section 10, Township 8 South, Range ProStart Scholarship Program. Tickets and Quien es el mejor? (Who is the best?) North line of the Southeast 1/4 of said 67 West of the 6th Principal Meridian; Sectiongobs 10, North a dismoreWest, information: www.toptacodenver. That will be determined when of 89°27'29" tance of 587.50 feet to the True Point of Thence along the North line Taco Beginning; local S89°46'24"E chefs compete in Top Denver, com. of the Southwest one-quarter of Section presented USfeetFoods, and mar11, a distance ofby 572.42 to a point a ontaco 1. Thence along said North 89°27'29" the Westerly right-of-way line of the BNSF West, a distance of 725.68 feet; garita tasting event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Railway; 2. Thence on the arc a non-tangent curve Eavesdropping on a Summit County June 26 in the Sculpture Park on Speer Thence the following three (3) courses to the right having a distance of 214.59 discussing the crazy weather we’ve Boulevard between Arapahoe along the said Westerly right-of-way line: and feet, Champa said curve has couple a radius of864.50 feet, a central angle of 14°13'19", and a been having while riding in a Parking streets. VIPaticket will be admitted 1) SOl056'51"E, distanceholders of 173.55 feet distance of214.04 feet; to a point on a non-tangent curve; Spot van from DIA: “I just wish someone at 5:30 p.m. 3. Thence North 32°14'41" East, a distance of 6.00 by feet; would come shovel all that `global warm2) Along arc of trophies a curve to the Rightbe awarded ToptheTaco will whose center bears S88°03'08"W, having ing’ off my driveway!” judges choice the South Top 57°45'19" 4.for Thence East, a disa radius of and 880.93for feet,people’s a central angle of tance of 380.82 feet; 37°31'24", a distance of 576.92 feet to a Creative, Top Traditional Taco and Best point of tangency; 5. Thence North 83°29'12" East, a dis- “Mile High Life” column gives Penny Parker’s Margarita. tance of33.31 feet; 3) S35°34'32"W, a distance of 193.48 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way line Tickets are $65 for general admission; insights into the best events, restaurants, 6. Thence North 32°14'41" East, a disof Plum Creek Parkway recorded at Re$125 No. for2008054850; VIP hosted by Patron Privatefeet; businesses, parties and people throughtance of274.89 ception
Lounge barfive and theto metro 7.menu, Thence onprithe arc ofout a curve the left area. Parker also writes for Thence thewith following (5) specialty courses a distance of 53.16 feet to the True Point along the said Northerly right-of-way line: vate tasting by chef Mark Ferguson, a comBlacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe of Beginning, said curve has a radius of 790.00 a centraland angle read of 3°51'20", 1) N75°34'21"W, athree-month distance of 170.82 feet plimentary Dining Outfeet, card, her columns (Monday, Wednesday and a long chord that bear s North to a point of curvature; a specialty rare and premium Patron andofFriday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/ 30°10'01"tequiEast, a distance 53.15 feet; 2) Along the arc of a curve to the Right, la tasting and VIP restrooms. pennyparker. She can be reached at penhaving a radius of 665.50 feet, a central Parcel 3 (SPN 2505-104-00-04): angle of 11°54'30", abenefits distance of 138.32 NOTICE The event The Colorado Resny@blacktie-llc.com or PUBLIC at 303-619-5209. feet to a point on the East line of the Lot 2, Block 7, Citadel Station Filing No.6, Southeast one-quarter of said Section 10; County of Douglas State of Colorado, NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT 3) Continuing along the arc of a curve to Less and except the following which was COUNTY OF DOUGLAS the Right, having a radius of 665.50 feet, a released by Partial Release recorded STATE OF COLORADO central angle of 5°54'34", a distance of November 12, 2008 at Reception No. 68.64 feet to a point on a radial line; 008075749 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, 4) N32°14'42"E along a radial line, a disA Parcel of land being a portion of the that on July 19, 2014, final settlement will tance of 6.00 feet; Northeast 1/4 of Section 10, Township 8 be made by the County of Douglas, State South, Range 67 West of the 6th P.M., in of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and 5) N57°45'18"W, a distance of 709.17 feet Douglas County, Colorado, also being a portion of Lot 2, Block 7, Citadel Station VILLALOBOS CONCRETE, INC. for the to a point on the Easterly right-of-way line Filing No. 6, said parcel being more partic2013 Concrete Pavement Repair of Prairie Hawk Drive recorded at Recepularly described as follows: Project, Douglas County Project tion No. 2008054850; Number CI 2013-004 in Douglas County; Beginning at the center 1/4 comer of said and that any person, co-partnership, assoThence the following three (3) courses Section 10, a 3 aluminum cap (LS 12046) ciation or corporation that has an unpaid along the said Easterly right-of-way line: also being the True Point of Beginning; claim against said Villalobos Concrete, Inc. for or on account of the furnishing of 1) Nl8°59'49"W, a distance of32.16 feet; 7. Thence South 89°27'29" East along the labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, South line of the Northeast 114 of said provisions, provender or other supplies 2) N32°14'42"E, a distance of275.60 feet Section 1 distance of 1,303.43 feet; used or consumed by such contractor or to a point of curvature; any of his subcontractors in or about the 8. Thence on the arc of a non-tangent performance of said work, or that sup3) Along the arc of a curve to the left, havplied rental machinery, tools, or equipcurve to the left having a distance ing a radius of 910.00 feet, a central angle ment to the extent used in the prosecuof263.73 feet, said curve has a radius of of 7°46'48", a distance of 123.56 feet to tion of said work, may at any time up to 864.50 feet, a central angle of 17°28'53", point on the North line of the Southeast and including said time of such final settleand a long chord that bears North one-quarter of Section 10; ment on said July 19, 2014, file a verified 80°43'05" West a distance of262.74 feet; Thence S89°27'29"E along the said North statement of the amount due and unpaid line of the Southeast one-quarter of Secon account of such claim with the Board of 9. Thence North 89°27'31" West a distion 10, a distance of 454.26 feet to the County Commissioners, c/o Public Works tance of 548.00 feet; Point of Beginning. Engineering Director, with a copy to the Project Engineer Terry Gruber, Depart10. Thence on the arc of a curve to the Parcel 2 (SPN 2505-101-02-26): ment of Public Works Engineering, Philip right a distance of 655.56 feet, said curve S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite has a radius of 500.50 feet, a central A Parcel of land containing 2.32 acres, 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. angle of75°02'48", and a long chord that more or less, in the Southeast 1/4 of Secbears North 51°56'07" West a distance of tion 1 0, Township 8 South, Range 67 Failure on the part of claimant to file such 609.69 feet to a point on the Southerly line West of the 6th P.M., in Douglas County, statement prior to such final settlement will of Outlot B of said Citadel Station Filing Colorado being more particularly derelieve said County of Douglas from all No.6; scribed as follows: and any liability for such claimant's claim. 11. Thence along said line South 70°14'23" West a distance of 21.53 feet to The Board of Douglas County CommisCommencing at the East 1/4 comer of a point on the West line of the Northeast sioners of the County of Douglas, Colorsaid Section 10, a 2 114" aluminum cap ado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public 1/4 of said Section; (LS 6935), Thence Westerly along the Works Engineering Director. North line of the Southeast 1/4 of said 12. Then along said line South 00°35'37" Section 10, North 89°27'29" West, a disLegal Notice No.: 925580 East a distance of 403.88 feet to the True tance of 587.50 feet to the True Point of First Publication: June 19, 2014 Point of Beginning. Beginning; Second Publication: June 26, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press The Area is generally located at the north1. Thence along said North 89°27'29" west corner of Interstate 25 and Plum West, a distance of 725.68 feet; Creek Parkway. The Plan allows use of Public Notice Tax Increment Funding to remove and 2. Thence on the arc a non-tangent curve eliminate blight from the Area, specifically to the right having a distance of 214.59 NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT the removal of an abandoned County solfeet, said curve has a radius of864.50 Town of Castle Rock, Colorado id waste dump site, and to provide fundfeet, a central angle of 14°13'19", and a ing to construct public infrastructure and distance of214.04 feet; Date: 9 June 2014 other public improvements as allowed under the State of Colorado Urban Renewal 3. Thence North 32°14'41" East, a disProject Title: tance of 6.00 feet; Act. All interested parties are invited to atCaprice Waterline Project tend the public hearing. 4. Thence South 57°45'19" East, a disContractor: tance of 380.82 feet; Copies of the application materials are Beers and Brock Construction LLC available for inspection at the Castle Rock 11010 Twin Fawn Way 5. Thence North 83°29'12" East, a disDevelopment Services Department, locPeyton, CO 80831 tance of33.31 feet; ated in Town Hall at 100 N. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80104 during regNotice is hereby given that The Town of 6. Thence North 32°14'41" East, a disular business hours. Castle Rock intends to start processing tance of274.89 feet; Prepared By the Final Payment to the above-named Bill Detweiler, contractor on June 30, 2014, provided no 7. Thence on the arc of a curve to the left Executive Director claims are received. a distance of 53.16 feet to the True Point Castle Rock Urban Renewal Authority of Beginning, said curve has a radius of Any person or firm having debts against Legal Notice No.: 925578 790.00 feet, a central angle of 3°51'20", the Contractor must file a proper written First Publication: June 19, 2014 and a long chord that bears North notice with Matthew Hayes, Project ManLast Publication: June 19, 2014 30°10'01" East, a distance of 53.15 feet; ager, Town of Castle Rock, 175 Kellogg Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Court, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109, on Parcel 3 (SPN 2505-104-00-04): or before June 30, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE Lot 2, Block 7, Citadel Station Filing No.6, TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK County of Douglas State of Colorado, By: Matthew Hayes, P.E. NOTICE OF Project Manager CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT Less and except the following which was COUNTY OF DOUGLAS released by Partial Release recorded Legal Notice No.: 925548 STATE OF COLORADO November 12, 2008 at Reception No. First publication: June 19 , 2014 008075749 Last publication: June 26, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, A Parcel of land being a portion of the that on July 19, 2014, final settlement will Northeast 1/4 of Section 10, Township 8 be made by the County of Douglas, State South, Range 67 West of the 6th P.M., in of Colorado, for and on account of a Douglas County, Colorado, also being a contract between Douglas County and portion of Lot 2, Block 7, Citadel Station VILLALOBOS CONCRETE, INC. for the
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Romano tabbed as player of the year Rock Canyon senior takes south metro honors on heels of state title By Jim Benton
jbenton @coloradocommunitymedia.com It dawned on Michelle Romano before her senior year that golf just might be her bag. Romano, who just graduated from Rock Canyon, was the medalist in the Northern Regional this spring and then went on to win the Class 5A State High School Girls individual championship on the first playoff hole over Arapahoe’s Hannah Wood. She has also taken top honors as Colorado Community Media Female Golfer of the Year. “I would definitely call myself an underdog,” said Romano. “Once I decided this is what I want to do, (I said) I have one year left and I might as well put in all my effort. I put in as much time as I possibly could to try to go out there and win. “When regional came around it gave me a little bit of confidence that I do deserve to be at the state tournament and I do have a chance of winning. I did feel I had as much talent as everybody else. Just getting it through my head that I did deserve to be at state and I did deserve to win was what that was probably keeping me from playing better in the past.” Romano, bound for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to play golf, fashioned an even-par 71 to win the Northern Regional at Highland Meadows April 28 but still didn’t
draw much attention as a possible favorite heading into the state tournament May 19-20 at Littleton’s Raccoon Creek. She faltered a bit in the final three holes during the final round but still tied Wood for first with a 153 two-round total after rounds of 78 and 75. Romano then shot a par on the first playoff hole, giving her the state championship. “I started playing golf my freshman year in high school and never thought I would be here,” Romano said while accepting congratulations on her state tourney win. “It hasn’t exactly sunk in but winning the tournament meant that I put in the best effort that I could and it paid off. At state last year when I tied for seventh, it was a big deal and gave me hope that I could possibly come back this year and give everyone a run for their money.” Romano helped Rock Canyon finish second in the team standings and her performance didn’t surprise coach Dave Vahling one bit. “She plays but doesn’t play a whole lot like Hannah Wood or (Cherry Creek’s) Calli Ringsby,” explained Vahling. “She plays in tournaments but really decided this season that she wanted to win the state tournament. I had the girls fill out a thing, what’s your goal this year? And she put it down. She started off a little slow and then really started working on it. “About a month before state, she started getting it together. It finally clicked that hey, it’s time to get it to the next level. She can hit the ball a long way. She’s very accurate with her shots, it’s just a little bit of inconsistency and the driver gets away from her once in a while. When she’s hitting it, I envy her to the most because she hits it so well. And her irons are so crisp.”
Rock Canyon’s Michelle Romano is Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Girls Golfer of the Year. Photo by Jim Benton
Vista, Creek seniors shine on diamond Leonard, Farrell named South Metro Players of the Year By Jim Benton
jbenton @coloradocommunitymedia.com Any baseball team with an ace pitcher like Nick Leonard and a hitter like outfielder Grant Farrell should be good. Leonard, the senior right-hander from Mountain Vista, has been tabbed as the Colorado Community Media South Metro Pitcher of the Year. Cherry Creek senior Farrell was selected as the Player of the Year. “There’s not a bad thing I can say about Nick,” said Mountain Vista coach Ron Quintana. “He worked hard in the offseason and obviously it paid off. He was a bulldog on the mound. He controlled all his pitches. On a bad day, he would have eight or nine strikeouts.
Cherry Creek outfielder Grant Farrell is Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Baseball Player of the Year. Courtesy photo
“The difference between last year and this year is he had his off-speed working. He had command of his off speed, his curve ball and splitter.” Leonard, who will play next season at Washington State, led the Continental League with a 0.88 ERA and an 8-3 record. In 40.1 innings pitched, he had 105 strikeouts, which also was tops in the Continental League. “It’s quite an honor to be South Metro Pitcher of the Year,” said Leonard. “It was almost like a comeback year for me. Last year as junior I struggled quite a bit at the end of the year and in the playoffs. This year I felt real good to help my team out through the course of the season and in the playoffs. “I definitely improved in all facets of my game, location wise and velocity wise. The biggest difference was having a little more velocity on my fastball, more depth on my curve ball and the addition of a splitter as a third pitch helped me carry deeper into games.” The heater was still Leonard’s out pitch. “My fastball has primarily been my out pitch,” said Leonard. “It’s the one I’m most comfortable with. I spotted it up where I need to for the most part. I liked it because at this level sometimes I could use it to overpower guys. Occasionally I’d get good three, four and five hitters and I had to go to the off-speed a little bit. I used my splitter sometimes as an out pitch, getting guys to chase that. Right now it’s still in a developmental stage and is more of a groundball pitch.” Farrell, who will play next season at Creighton, wasn’t fooled too many times by high school pitchers. He hit .513 with 31 runs batted in and an .815 slugging percentage. He struck out just six times in 95 plate appearances, had eight stolen bases, a .576 on base percentage and didn’t make an error in leftfield. In six state playoff games for the Bru-
Nick Leonard, of Mountain Vista, is Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Pitcher of the Year. File photo ins, Farrell hit .571 as he collected 12 hits in 21 at-bats. “He’s an unbelievable player,” said Creek coach Marc Johnson. “He works hard and gives 110 percent effort at all time. He loves to play. He was pretty steady all year. He elevated his game in the playoffs.” Mountain Vista and Creek both made it to the final four. Leonard and Farrell were influential in their team’s success. “I just wanted to do anything I could
to help my team win,” said Farrell. “I was getting good pitches to hit and I was seeing the ball well. “In the offseason I worked hard in the weight room and tried to get stronger to hit with more power for doubles and triples. I didn’t try to do too much all year because I knew my teammates had my back.” Farrell finished his senior season with six doubles, five triples and three home runs.
June 19, 2014
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committee meets at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday at various sites. Contact Ralph Jollensten at 303-663-1286 or e-mail ralphw@ comcast.net. 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. 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.
ameRiCan business Women’s association top of the Rockies Chapter of Douglas County meets every third Tuesday. New members are welcome. Call Bev Phillips at 303-841-2080 or visit www. abwa.org.
the aauW (american association of university Women) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. The Douglas County Branch presents scholarships via an annual application process to two or three Douglas County women who are enrolled in college. At the recommendation of their teachers, the DC Branch also gives a cash award to three or four senior girls planning to go to college. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, usually at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Program details can be found at aauwdouglascountyco.org. For more information contact Dianne Bailey at 303-805-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. bni CastlE Rock Business Leaders chapter meets from
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2301 Woodlands Blvd. Call 303-993-9973 with any questions or visit www.BNIColorado.com.
1200 South St. Visit castlerockorchestra.org or call 303-4080980. Requesting more string players.
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Castle RoCk Quilt Club meets from 6:30-8:30
ers’ association meets at 9 a.m. every first Thursday at Parker Bible Church, between Jordan and Chambers on Main Street. All area music teachers are welcome. Call Lucie Washburn, 303-814-3479.
littleton letiP meets from 7:16-8:31 a.m. every Tuesday for breakfast at Luciles, 2852 W. Bowles Ave., to exchange qualified business leads. Call Bob Hier at 303-660-6426 or e-mail email@example.com.
biCyCle Douglas County is a bicycle advocacy group working to promote safe and fun cycling in Douglas County through education, awareness and collaboration. Our vision is Douglas County will become one of the safest places to ride a bicycle for transportation and recreation. We utilize monthly e-news to share information about planning efforts, improvements, and opportunities for volunteers. Contact Judy at 303-470-8431 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.bicycledouglascounty.org. baCkgammon Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Forever Yours Studio, 504 N. Perry, Castle Rock. Call Terry Johnson at 303-814-0140. Castle RoCk bridge Club plays a friendly ACBL-sanctioned duplicate game at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. For more information, a schedule of games and lessons, or directions to the Lowell Ranch 4H location at 2330 South I-25 East Frontage Road, go the website at castlerockbridge.com. For assistance in finding a bridge partner, call Georgiana Butler at 303-810-8504. Visit www.castlerockbridge.com. Castle RoCk local history museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Located at 420 Elbert St. Call 303-8143164 or e-mail email@example.com and visit www. castlerockmuseum.org Castle RoCk historical society presents a
historical presentation on the second Thursday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation is at 7 p.m. The society also offers walking and biking tours at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. Meet at the Courtyard by Siena. Free bike rentals offered at castlerockfreecycle. com. Tours are free. Visit castlerockhistoricalsociety.org
Castle RoCk orchestra is a fun, stress-free community orchestra open to all adults. Rehearsals are Sundays from 2-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock,
p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at The Canyon Community Church, 4825 N. Crowfoot Valley Road, Castle Rock. All persons interested in quilting are encouraged to attend. Visit www. crqc.org for more information. You can also call 303-663-9317 if you have any questions.
Castle Pines table tennis Club is a group of men playing competitive table tennis in a member’s basement. We play every two weeks on a weekday evening for two hours and typically play doubles so more members can participate. Very informal, no dues. If interested, contact Joe at crsooner@ comcast.net. ChRistian liteRatuRe book Club. Join a group of adults and teens who are interested in reading and discussing Christian literature. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. For further information, contact Jane Smith at 303-6887712 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org CheRokee RanCh and Castle Foundation offers photography hikes, afternoon tea times, naturalist talks and castle tours. The castle also can be rented for special
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CyCle Club meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays in the parking lot of Southeast Christian Church. Tour the streets of Parker, Elizabeth and Castle Rock. Call John at 720-842-5520. DulCimeR Club and acoustic slow Jam of Castle Rock meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Philip S. Miller Library. Beginners will play during the first hour. Some dulcimers to loan. Music/tab provided. No fees/just fun. Contact Jesse at 303-688-9199 or email@example.com. gReateR Castle Rock art guild is open to all, and meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 314 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Workshops and classes are available to members and non-members of all ages and skill levels. Visit www.gcrag.com for information. high PRaiRie bee Club invites anyone interested in keeping or encouraging honey bees to join our new group. The High Prairie Bee Club will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the South Metro Fire Station No. 43 on North Pinery Parkway. All levels of interest and Clubs continues on Page 26
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Meadows Ladies Golf League invites new members for the 2012 golf season. Join the Meadows Ladies Golf 9-hole League this spring and have a scheduled time to play through the summer with our friendly, fun loving group of ladies. All ability levels welcome. We play on Tuesday mornings at the Meadows Golf Course located off Simms Street in Littleton. Early tee times are available for working women and later times for others. Membership is $80 per year for new members, which includes the Golf Handicap and Information Network fees. Contact Linda Swain at 303-798-4424, or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sherry Assmus at 303-972-4201, email@example.com for information. Prayer shawL Group of Castle Rock meets at various times. Contact
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Modern woodMen youth service Club has monthly activities and participates in volunteer projects that benefit our community. Participating children undertake countless educational, service and beautification projects for the betterment of our local community. Contact Shane Bauman at 303-548-4810 or email Shane.Bauman@mwarep.org. ridGeLine wranGLers trail maintenance group meets one Sat-
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LEFT: Riders anticipate the drop on the Super Shot at Parker Days. ABOVE: Brandie Bolton, 8, of Aurora, takes a run in a hamster ball. RIGHT: Alanna Bell, 12, of Parker, and her dad, Eric, soak in the thrill of the Himalaya ride at Parker Days June 15. BELOW: Parker resident Nate Latimer and his son, Indy, 9, ride the Fire Ball.
Three days of pleasant weather spurred yet another incredible turnout at the 37th annual Parker Days festival in downtown Parker June 13-15. Children devoured snow cones, teens screamed on rides, boot-scooters got in some line dancing, and dads won carnival prizes for their children on Father’s Day. The regional festival further solidified community bonds and got families out for some early summer sunshine.
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