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Commissioner Conti talks county concerns Chair pro tem says problems include traffic, homelessness, rats

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Kathleen Conti represents Arapahoe County’s District 1 on the Board of County Commissioners, an area that includes Littleton, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Sheridan, Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, parts of Centennial and some nearby portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County. She recently completed her first full year in office, and is chair pro tem in 2018. Conti We caught up with Conti last week and posed her the following questions: What challenges does the county face? When the Arapahoe County jail and courthouse were built they had a 25-year life expectancy, and they just had their 31st birthday. Many of these years, the jail endured triple-bunking of prisoners and the infrastructure is starting to require major maintenance and repairs. Addressing these needs are especially important to ensure the safety of our sheriff, deputies and judicial servants. Unfortunately, the magnitude of repair issues at the jail is growing, putting additional stress on the capital

What are the biggest issues facing your district? Based on meetings with our local city officials, there are a variety of issues of concern. Columbine Valley is very concerned about the fact that the Colorado Department of Transportation doesn’t want to add an extra stoplight on Platte Canyon because they say it doesn’t meet their standards. A builder in the area will be building about 95 new homes, and neighbors fear traffic will increase exponentially. They’re asking for a second light. We met with the City of Littleton, and one of the top issues for them was the increasing reports of rats in the area. They’re thinking this is happening because of the decrease in coyotes and foxes, and may also account for the increase in rabbits. The increasing homeless population is an issue. We’re getting reports that Denver police are putting homeless on the light rail to get them out of town, and Littleton is of course the last stop. There is some camping on the soccer field by the High Line Canal trailheads. In Cherry Hills Village, one of their top concerns is how to pay for an underground tunnel to cross under Hampden Avenue near Colorado Boulevard to access the High Line Canal safely. What are the construction and maintenance costs? What’s on the board’s agenda? In 2017, the board created a longrange budget development committee, which is comprised of county commis-

sioners, elected officials, county staff and community leaders. The committee has been meeting to try to come up with some “outside the box” solutions on how to address the county’s budget needs not only today, but in the future. This committee has been trying to develop plans for how to deal with changing criminal justice issues, as well as growing transportation and infrastructure needs. In the Road and Bridge Department we will be working with the Denver Regional Council of Governments and our partner cities on how to prioritize projects that we can tackle together.

and in keeping with our “Service First” mission, vision and values. As Colorado’s first county, our focus is ensuring Arapahoe County continues to be a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. Our county is now the third largest in the state, and with a population of 630,000 and growing, maintaining our “Service First” approach is a continuing challenge. Time and again, our wonderful employees step up and deliver incredible customer service and are dedicated to ensure we provide a “Service First” experience every time a citizen conducts business with us.

What issues need more attention than they’re getting? Addiction prevention. Opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, nationally killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription drug, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More work is necessary at a local, state and national level, both public and private, to combat and prevent these needless deaths. This is why I’m working on a joint project with the state film director and the University of Colorado film studies program to produce a video that will educate and encourage kids, target age 11-12, to avoid going down the drug path and attempt to be the ounce of prevention in the discussion.

What can the county do about traffic congestion concerns? The county is solely responsible for the roads and intersections in unincorporated portions of the county, which are seldom in population centers. Even some of those, such as Arapahoe Road, University Boulevard and Santa Fe Drive, are state highways. CDOT usually partners with cities on those. Sometimes the county partners in.

What is the board’s approach to dealing with growth? We need to keep it responsible

What resources does the county provide for seniors? We have a Homemaker and Chore Services program, which provides free housekeeping and home repair services to seniors, so they can stay in their homes longer. We try to be a resource for seniors, and connect them with the wealth of services available in the area. Folks interested in finding out more can call our Senior Resources Division at 303-738-8080.

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Weidmann returns to serve on council in District 4 seat Former eight-year member chosen for post after Piko moved to mayoral role BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Months of unanswered questions about who would fill the two city council seats representing northeastern Centennial’s District 4 finally came to a conclusion on Feb. 7, when the second and final post was filled by a veteran of former council service. Ron Weidmann moved to the area in 1979, far before Centennial was incorporated, and helped the city grow from its early days. Now he’s back to represent District 4 again. He was sworn in Feb. 7 after the Centennial City Council interviewed him and two other applicants who were finalists to take the position. The other District 4 seat had been in limbo for weeks following the November election, when Councilmember Marlo Alston’s razor-thin victory was challenged before she prevailed in a recount. “I feel like we’ve got the city on a pretty good course,” said Weidmann, who served on city council for his district from 2006-14. “I like the form of government we have. I like the contract-city model.” As he spoke during his interview in

Ron Weidmann stands at the Centennial Civic Center just outside city council chambers Feb. 7. Weidmann, a former eight-year city councilmember, was sworn in once again to fill an open seat on council. ELLIS ARNOLD a public meeting before the council, he went on to say the aspects of the city he likes best and wants to keep in a “pristine manner” are its streets and its public safety. “I want to keep Centennial safe,” Weidmann said. The initial field of nine applicants to fill the vacant seat on council was narrowed down at a Jan. 22 special meeting, where city council selected the three front-runners to be interviewed at the Feb. 7 meeting. Each of Centennial’s four districts has two seats on the nine-member council, which includes the mayor. Mayor and former District 4 Council-

member Stephanie Piko’s election to the mayoral seat left one of the seats for that district vacant, and Alston took the spot that was up for election in November. Weidmann listed a few of his priorities during his interview. “The roads are very, definitely important, and they have been for me from day one,” Weidmann said, recounting his previous time on council. For “years we’ve had Smoky Hill (Road) that looks kinda junky out there but performs well as a road.” Weidmann advocated for improvements, but also said he doesn’t like pushing such projects onto future city councils and that the city needs to pay as it goes. “The median on Smoky Hill has been a sore spot for a long time since I’ve lived here,” and to update the median would be a good first step, Weidmann said. Annexing more land south of Centennial in some areas — places like Dove Valley — to extend the city boundaries to the Arapahoe-Douglas county line also made Weidmann’s list of goals during the interview. On his application for the position, he said the city should annex — or take possession of — more land whenever possible to enhance its city services. After the interviews, council voted unanimously to appoint Weidmann over John Miquel, a former District 4 candidate from November’s municipal election, and Sarah Whitely, the presi-

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‘A game-changer’ While Ewert said the shift will create some challenges, such as additional childcare needed for some elementary students, changes to the athletics schedule and reorganization of the transportation schedule, he thinks these obstacles should not get in the way of “doing the right thing for our adolescents.” “This one absolutely is in the best interest of our kids,” Ewert said.

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Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to learn. Some area school districts have already implemented later start times. Others, including the Jefferson County and Douglas County districts, are exploring the possibility of making the move. The most recent district to commit to the switch is Littleton Public Schools, whose board of education voted Dec. 14 for later school start times for middle and high school students beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The decision to change school start times followed months of research analysis, parent presentations and extensive opportunities for parent, student and staff input through public forums, open houses and surveys. “If we truly rely on what we believe is compelling scientific research, the question is: Why wouldn’t we do it?” said Brian Ewert, superintendent of Littleton Public Schools. “The research is pretty clear about how much sleep adolescents should get, and more important is when they sleep.” According to Dr. Lisa Meltzer, National Jewish Health adolescent sleep expert, melatonin is a hormone released by the brain that controls the internal clock and prepares the body for sleeping. But during puberty, the timing of the melatonin release is delayed by up to two hours. This makes it nearly impossible for teens to fall asleep early. This shift is also seen in the morning hours, showing that when a teen wakes at 6 a.m. that is equivalent of

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an adult waking at 4 a.m. An adolescent’s brain is biologically asleep at that time. A 2014 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools delay start of classes to 8:30 a.m. or later. “Doing so will align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty,” the report reads. A National Sleep Foundation poll found 59 percent of sixth- through eighth-graders and 87 percent of high school students in the U.S. were getting less sleep than the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep on a school night. “Chronic sleep loss in children and adolescents is one of the most common — and easily flexible — public health issues in the U.S. today,” wrote pediatrician Judith Owens, in a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. A 2013 study by the Hanover Research Institute also found that “school districts could increase student safety and boost adolescent academic success by instituting later start times for middle and high school students.” “It was courageous because it does create hardships,” Ewert said of the Littleton board’s decision. “But I absolutely believe it was the right decision to make and I applaud the board for putting into perspective why we’re doing this.”

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Katherine Moore, 26, left, and Stevie Lawson, 28, stand together at the Night to Shine event at the Hilton Denver Inverness hotel just outside Centennial Feb. 9. Moore and Lawson have been in a relationship for about 12 years, and they were king and queen at prom at Columbine High School when they were students there.

Community members with special needs get ‘Night to Shine’ More than 120 guests and nearly 300 volunteers turn out for event BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

On a Friday night, a crowd of people with special needs were the stars — red carpet and all — at the Hilton Denver Inverness hotel just outside of Centennial. The Night to Shine event on Feb. 9, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, took place at more

than 450 locations around the world to give people with special needs a prom-like experience. The All-Stars Club nonprofit and West Bowles Community Church volunteers hosted the night, where parents, guests and volunteers came together for a night of pomp and paparazzi-like experiences. It was a familiar scene for Katherine Moore, 26, who has attended in recent years too. She came with her boyfriend, Stevie Lawson, 28 — they’ve been together for 12 years and went to Columbine High School. “They were king and queen of prom in 2010,” said Pam Moore,

Katherine’s mother. She and Lawson’s mother, Alana Lawson, both from the Littleton area, know several parents with children with special needs in their community. “They absolutely love coming here,” Lawson said. Stevie Lawson said the music is his favorite part of the event, and he does a lot of dancing with Moore. Weston Block, 21, was a firsttimer at the event, where more than 120 people with special needs — referred to as “champions” — and about 300 volunteers, known as “buddies,” came together. Cham-

pions wore crowns and tiaras and walked down a red carpet against a backdrop of cheers and photography flashes before having dinner, doing activities like karaoke and, of course, having a good time on the dance floor. People ages 14 and up could attend. Christine Caveney, a 27-year-old volunteer from Centennial, came with Block, for whom she’s a caretaker. Many of Block’s friends from from Heritage High School, where he graduated, attended the event, Caveney said. “He’s loving it,” Caveney said.

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Guests with special needs, and parents and volunteers, gather on the dance floor at the Night to Shine event at the Hilton Denver Inverness hotel Feb. 9. Guests in their 20s and 30s were most common, but some aged in their 50s and 60s also came, an event organizer said.

Guests with special needs and volunteers come down the red carpet at the Night to Shine event at the Hilton Denver Inverness hotel Feb. 9. More than 400 people — guests, volunteers and parents — turned out for the event.


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February 16, 2018

Colorado emergency responders provide disaster aid nationally Assignments offer increase in experience, assurance of assistance here if needed BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

When hurricanes make landfall or wildfires take off, and if earthquakes topple buildings or terrorists attack, it’s emergency responders who are tasked with protecting the public. In the event of large-scale emergencies, what unfolds is a multi-jurisdictional response drawing personnel from across the nation — including many from Colorado. Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and the Thomas and Lilac fires, two of the massive wildfires that plagued California in December and January, were just some of the most recent natural disasters to which Denver metro agencies deployed crews. It’s a call to action they’re happy to answer when the job is bigger than any one agency can handle, officials say, but there’s also a benefit to the local departments that respond. The first priority is offering aid in the form of manpower, equipment and other resources, agencies said. What they get in return is real-life experience and training they can use should a similar tragedy strike at home. Rod Tyus, a captain for West Metro Fire Rescue, also heads up the FEMAfunded Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, one of 28 task forces across the country that respond to local, state and national events. West Metro Fire Rescue sponsors the program in Colorado, which has more than 200 members from 23 agencies in the state. The task force had back-to-back deployments over the summer, first in Texas for Hurricane Harvey and then in Florida for Hurricane Irma. “We had over 100 members, close to 100 members deployed this past summer to hurricanes,” Tyus said. During Hurricane Irma, Eric Hurst of South Metro Fire Rescue deployed to an Air Force base in Georgia, although he was working as a communications unit leader for crews in Florida. His focus was making sure all the responders could communicate with one another. “There are various types of radios, as far as the frequency range, that they can talk on,” he said. “Where I was, my team was coordinating law enforcement resources from across the country. We had different federal agencies that were coming together for the first time.” Hurst can still recall his chilling two-day drive from Colorado to Georgia. As he traveled on a nearly empty southbound interstate toward the hurricane, the opposite lanes stood in a gridlock as locals attempted to evacuate. Pumps ran dry at gas stations, he said, and shelves were emptied of food. “As a responder going into a disaster

South Metro Fire Rescue’s Eric Hurst works alongside the ATF to check satellite phones before giving them to law enforcement officers headed to Florida for Hurricane Irma. COURTESY PHOTOS

West Metro Fire Rescue shared this photo to its Facebook page of firefighters working near the Thomas Fire in California. you are part of the disaster, essentially. You are not immune from not being able to get fuel,” he said, describing the trip as eerie. “We take a lot of things for granted in our daily lives. That the gas station is going to have gas and the grocery store is going to have food.” Despite the challenges in deploying to emergency zones, Hurst said the trip was well worth the trouble because of the lessons he learned. Battling California blazes Lt. Patrick Richardson with Castle Rock Fire and Rescue said crews from their department spent three days working the Lilac Fire in San Diego before working 11 days on the notorious Thomas Fire. The Thomas Fire was the largest wildfire in California history, burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The U.S. Forest Service announced the blaze was 100 percent contained as of Jan. 12, more than a month after it began. What caused the Thomas Fire remains unknown, but before its end, it burned 281,893 acres, destroyed more than 1,063 structures and damaged 280 more. The Lilac Fire started three days after the Thomas Fire in San Diego County. It burned 4,100 acres, de-

stroyed 157 structures and damaged 64. Richardson, with more than 20 years of experience in wildland fires, described the Thomas Fire as the “largest, most complicated and most expensive” fire in the state’s history. “We were protecting homes that were in excess of $15 million apiece,” he said. The crews will have ample opportunity to use the skills they learned in the California fires along the Front Range, Richardson said, which he describes as notorious for its winddriven fires. “A lot of people will look at wildland fires here on the Front Range and say, ‘Oh, it’s just a grass or weed fire.’ But if you ask a rancher what’s out in that field, they see feed,” Richardson said. “We can save that landowner quite a bit of money and feed for his livestock.” That task is easier when firefighters have learned to stay calm and focused on the job through deploying to events like the Thomas or Lilac fires, he said. The Castle Rock team, like personnel from West Metro Fire and Rescue that also worked the Thomas and Lilac Fires, were assigned to what they call “mop up.” In essence, the job means cleaning up after the fire has

A photo from South Metro Fire Rescue public information officer Eric Hurst’s drive toward Hurricane Irma shows heavy traffic moving the opposite direction as local residents evacuate. passed through an area to make sure it doesn’t reignite, or, working ahead of the fire to clear out fuel. “The vast majority of firefighting is not hero work. It’s dirty work. It’s grunt work,” Richardson said. Mike Johnston, an engineer with West Metro Fire Rescue, and Jonathan Ashford, a firefighter and paramedic with the agency, have both deployed to numerous natural disasters in the past, but each time, they learn something new. “It’s kind of mixed emotions,” Johnston said, “because we enjoy doing what we’re doing and you’re working hard and you’re sweaty and you’re dirty and you stink but you’re all doing it together. You have a huge feeling of accomplishment when you persevere through all of that.” Ashford said they learn something new each time they deploy, one more reason the trips are worthwhile. Overall, Tyus said, the system is reciprocal. Colorado agencies respond to other states’ emergencies knowing that the favor will be returned if there’s ever a local catastrophe, such as the Colorado floods in 2013. “We needed it in 2013, Texas needed it last year and Florida, and Puerto Rico needed it,” Tyus said. “It means a lot to be able to work with each other and be able to serve the nation and be able to help people in need.”


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“It wasn’t about adults, it was about kids.” Ewert was involved in shifting the school start times when he was the superintendent of Englewood Public Schools. Although the shift in Englewood five years ago was less about the research and more about being able to share staff between schools when the new Englewood High campus was built, Ewert said after the first year they saw a positive impact on behavior, an increase in attendance and a decrease in tardiness. “I just think kids are more awake and ready to engage in learning,” said Wendy Rubin, superintendent of Englewood Public Schools. “I think that the research is irrefutable — teenagers need more rest … it impacts brain development, social and emotional health and academics.”

Cherry Creek School District implemented later start times for their middle and high school students this school year. While Deputy Superintendent Scott Siegfried said half a year is too early to track performance, the district is participating in a study with National Jewish Health to track changes in their students. Siegfried said his district has seen better first-hour attendance and fewer behavioral problems. “This is truly a game-changer for kids and I would encourage anyone to pay some serious attention to it,” he said. Pondering the shift Jefferson County Public Schools, Douglas County School District and Westminster Public Schools are all in the process of exploring later school start times for secondary students for future academic years. Westminster is in the early stages with what James Duffy, chief operating officer, referred to as creating draft proposals, policy discussions, internal vetting. Jeffco is a little further along as the

district will be hosting a meeting in mid-February to put a community task force together to examine the issue. While Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass said the brain science concerning sleep patterns for teenagers sparked this discussion, transportation issues offer challenges for a large district like Jeffco. “There is a significant impact on

transportation in the district,” Glass said, adding that traffic patterns and buses that run to multiple schools will need to be taken into account when working on a possible shift. “We time out to the minute how long we want buses to run,” Glass explained. “When you change something, it can have a cascading effect. It’s one of those things that we’ll have to look at.” Glass hopes the district can have a thoughtful discussion about the pros and cons of the issue. The final decision would be made by the school board. The research and changes that other districts have made also got Douglas County’s Board of Education to look at making a change. Staff is currently re-examining research and surveying stakeholders. Both the Douglas and Jeffco districts are not looking to make the possible change until the 2019-20 school year. “We want to go slowly, learn from our other districts before we jump in,” Douglas County School Board President David Ray said.

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Heritage students pitch ice rink design BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

If all goes according to plan, Heritage High School seniors Alexa Balkema and Sarah Ervin can come to their high school reunions and take a spin on the synthetic ice skating rink they designed. Balkema and Ervin designed the rink as part of an engineering technology class last fall, using a computer-aided drafting program and a 3D printer to make a mockup for a rink that would fit in a small, seldom-used parking lot behind the school’s tennis courts. Though at 70 feet by 40 feet the rink would be too small to play regulation hockey games, it would be big enough to host youth leagues or smaller groups. Because the surface would be synthetic, the rink wouldn’t require refrigeration. The pair presented their plan to a

Heritage High School senior Sarah Ervin surveys her work on a proposed hockey rink she designed with classmate Alexa Balkema. Heritage hockey fundraiser in December, and have plans to bring it to the school board this spring. Mike Broyles, the girls’ adviser for the Future Business Leaders of America club, said he thinks their project could take them to nationals. “It’s cool to work on something that could become real,” Balkema said. “It’s like leaving a legacy.”

Heritage High School senior Alexa Balkema gives her “elevator pitch” for the hockey rink she and classmate Sarah Ervin designed. The pair 3D-printed a model of the rink and built a to-scale diorama of where they think it should go on school grounds. PHOTOS BY DAVID GILBERT

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February 16, 2018F

Moving land-management headquarters to West gains support But some experts see value of agency having roots in national’s capital

‘You’re dealing with an agency that has no business in Washington, D.C.’

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A big part of the bureau’s job is to lease drilling, mining and grazing rights on public land to private companies and individuals. That puts it at the center of a heated national debate over how those lands should be managed, and by whom. Some recent disputes: • Much of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, created by President Barack Obama and greatly reduced by Trump, is on Bureau of Land Management land. • Rancher Cliven Bundy’s long battle against federal control of public land, which culminated in a 2014 armed standoff in Nevada, began on bureau acreage. • More than 50,000 square miles (123,000 square kilometers) of Bureau of Land Management land in the West is at the heart of a debate among conservationists, ranchers and energy companies over how much protection to give the shrinking population of the greater sage grouse, a grounddwelling bird. Bureau manages huge areas The bureau manages more public land than any other federal agency, ranging from about 1 square mile (3 square kilometers) in Virginia to nearly 113,000 square miles (293,000 square kilometers) in Alaska. That doesn’t include national parks or national forests, which are managed by other agencies. It has about 9,000 employees, with fewer than 400 in Washington. The rest are scattered among 140 state, district or field offices. “The larger issue is that states and counties that are predominated by public lands are deeply affected by decisions made by BLM,” said Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Western Energy Alliance in Denver, which represents the oil and gas industry. “So it makes sense (for the headquarters) to be in a state where there are a high percentage of public lands.” In Nevada, where the Bureau of

Land Management manages 66 percent of the land — a bigger share than any other state — Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei called the idea intriguing but stopped short of endorsing it. “I’m excited about the fact that they’re looking at it,” he said. Amodei said he has spoken with bureau officials in Washington who know so little about Nevada they thought the land under a highway interchange was wildlife habitat. Few say moving the bureau’s headquarters would tilt its decisionmaking toward commercial use or preservation and recreation. But some environmental groups question whether it would produce real benefits. Aaron Weiss, media director for the Center for Western Priorities, said Zinke has been limiting opportunities for local comment on national monuments and BLM planning, and moving the headquarters to the West wouldn’t reverse that. Weiss also suggested Zinke could use a headquarters move as a cover to get rid of employees he considers disloyal. “We absolutely question his motives,” Weiss said. Zinke’s spokeswoman, Heather Swift, said Weiss’s claims are false. More than 2 million people submitted comments during the Interior Department review of Bears Ears and other national monuments, and Zinke held more than 60 meetings with local people, she said. Zinke doesn’t believe his proposed reorganization will result in job cuts, Swift said. Athan Manuel, director of the Sierra Club’s public lands program, said the Bureau of Land Management is already decentralized, and moving the headquarters would waste money. “It’s a solution in search of a problem,” he said. Some Bureau of Land Management retirees also are skeptical of the move. The bureau needs a strong presence in Washington for budget and policy talks, said Steve Ellis, who was the agency’s deputy director when he retired in 2016 after 38 years in civil service, both in Washington and the West. “The relationships in the West are so important, but the relationships in Washington are also important,” Ellis said. “You need the both for the agency to be successful and thrive.”

‘The larger issue is that states and counties that are predominated by public lands are deeply affected by decisions made by the BLM. So it makes sense (for the headquarters) to be in a state where there are a high percentage of public lands.’

Kathleen Sgamma, president, Western Energy Alliance


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February 16, 2018

Centennial home care agency among best in country STAFF REPORT

Home Care Assistance of Centennial has been recognized as one of the top home care agencies in the country. The 2018 Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence award is awarded by Home Care Pulse and is given to home care businesses that consistently rank among the highest in 10 or more quality metrics. With the award, Home Care Assistance of Centennial is now ranked among the top 45 percent of home care providers participating in the Home Care Pulse Satisfaction Management

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Program. “Our goal at Home Care Pulse is to empower home care businesses to reach their goals and deliver the best home care possible,” Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse, said in a news release. “We are happy to recognize Home Care Assistance of Centennial as a Leader in Excellence. We’ve been impressed by their commitment to their clients and caregivers, as well as the quality of the overall care they provide. They really stand out in their market as a top home care provider.” Home Care Pulse created these

awards to identify the top in-home care agencies that demonstrate a dedication to provide top-notch care and quality improvement. To qualify for this award, 10 percent of Home Care Assistance of Centennial’s clients and caregivers were interviewed each month by Home Care Pulse. Over 12 months period, Home Care Assistance of Centennial received high client and caregiver satisfaction ratings in areas such as caregiver training, compassion of caregivers, communication, scheduling, client/ caregiver compatibility, and other

areas. “We are very pleased to be recognized as a quality leader in home care,” said Pete Lane, owner of Home Care Assistance of Centennial. “Our services and compassionate caregivers truly differentiates us from other providers in the senior home care space.” Learn more about Home Care Assistance of Centennial online at www. CentennialHomeCareAssistance, or by calling 303-957-3100. The company also welcomes visits to its office, 8200 S. Quebec St., Suite A5, Centennial.

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February 16, 2018F

Bike-sharing program comes to Lone Tree Rentals are free through February; model doesn’t use stations

GET ON BOARD Download: The ofo app can be downloaded through Google store or iTunes, or through www.ofo.com Find a bike: Open the app and find all the bright yellow bikes around you. Tap and scan: When you’re at the bike, tap “unlock” and scan the barcode to automatically unlock and enjoy the ride. Park and lock: At your destination, simply park your bike and manually lock it to end the trip.

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Lone Tree residents may have noticed a new addition to their community — dozens of bright yellow bicycles. The bicycles appeared around town and at the Lincoln light rail station Feb. 7, and are part of a pilot program between the City of Lone Tree and ofo, a bike-sharing company that uses a station-free model, so bikes can be picked up and dropped off at almost any location. Typical bike-share programs require that bikes be picked up and returned to a designated station. Bike rentals cost $1 per hour, but through the month of February rides are free. An app called ofo must be downloaded to use the bikes. The app uses GPS technology to tell you where the closest bicycle is to your location. It could be outside your apartment, or across the street at the grocery store. Once a bike is found, tap “unlock” and scan the barcode on the bike. The bike is unlocked and ready to ride. When finished, find a safe place to park the bike. It is self-locking, so as long as it is not parked in a public right-of-way

Yellow bikes appeared at Lincoln Station Feb. 7, as part of a new bike-sharing program through ofo, which allows people to rent bikes by the hour and drop them off throughout the city when they are done. TABATHA STEWART or someplace that will pose a danger, just park and lock the bike. Austin Good, management analyst with the city of Lone Tree, said ofo reached out to the city several months ago about the project, and they have agreed to a trial pilot until June. There is no cost to the city for the service, but the city did grant a temporary license to ofo for the length of the pilot. “This is a great resource for the community,” said Good. “Lone Tree is

a very bike-friendly city, and this will give residents the opportunity to take advantage of biking, whether it’s just a short trip or a day around the city.” Good said as the program progresses, it will become apparent where the bikes are most used, and ofo can add more bicycles to keep up with the demand. Ofo is also responsible for maintaining all the bicycles, and making sure they aren’t left in dangerous areas or abandoned on city streets.

Taylor Bennett, head of communication in North America for ofo, said they’re excited to bring this program to Lone Tree. “We’re thrilled to start serving Lone Tree and collaborating with the community to help enhance its transportation ecosystem and make the city an even better place to live, work and ride,” said Bennett. The yellow bikes parked along Lincoln Station drew interest from lightrail commuters the day they appeared, as people gathered around and tried to figure out what they were and how to use them. Thom Nguyen and some of his friends checked out the bikes on their way home, after exiting the E Line train. “I would try this. Not now, because I’m in a hurry, but maybe sometimes, when we want to ride around,” said Nguyen. The ofo app can be downloaded through Google Store or Itunes.

Zoo celebrates birth of Linne’s two-toed sloth STAFF REPORT

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A baby Linne’s two-toed sloth was born Jan. 28 at the Denver Zoo. The baby, whose name has not been chosen nor its gender identified, was born to Charlotte Greenie, the zoo’s 21-year-old female sloth, and her mate, 27-year-old Elliot, according to a news release from the zoo. The baby and mom are both healthy and were expected to make their public debut Feb. 1 in their habitat in Bird World. During her 10-month pregnancy, Charlotte was closely monitored by zoo experts with regular ultrasounds, checkups and weigh-ins to ensure she and the baby were healthy, according to a news release from the zoo. Keepers devised an innovative way to weigh Charlotte — they trained her to come to a specific branch connected to a scale. The baby clung to Charlotte immediately after birth and will remain attached to her almost exclusively for at least six months, the zoo reports. Charlotte came to Denver Zoo from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 2015. Linne’s two-toed sloths, which are also known as the Linnaeus’s twotoed sloth or southern two-toed sloth,

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February 16, 2018

Man pleads guilty of trying to kill son in car crash Child of 31-year-old Nathan Weitzel recovered after crash injuries STAFF REPORT

A Centennial man pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to first-degree attempted murder after deliberation for crashing his car while his 2 1/2-year-old son was purposely left not wearing a seatbelt, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Nathan Weitzel, 31, drove his car at about 75 mph into several parked cars

in the 6000 block of South Eudora Way in Centennial on Aug. 21, 2016. Weitzel wore his seatbelt, but he had left his son unrestrained in the backseat. Weitzel had been using cocaine and wanted to kill his son to avoid the responsibilities of raising a child, he told investigators. His son recovered from serious Weitzel injuries. On April 13, 2017, Weitzel had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the other six charges associated with the incident. He will be sentenced April 3.

Cherry Creek band teacher residing in Jeffco faces charges of sex assault on a child BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

A volunteer coach with the Arvada High School Band and part-time band teacher in the Cherry Creek School District was arrested on Jan. 7 on suspicion of having sexual relations with a band student who attends Eaglecrest High School in Centennial. The Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office contacted Jefferson County authorities about an investigation into Geoffrey Adam Banninger, 23. Investigators believe Banninger had relations with a 16-year-old female student in his home in unincorporated Jefferson County near Golden. Jefferson County investigators interviewed Banninger and arrested him on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child, pattern of sexual abuse. Both are class 3 felonies. Banninger was placed in Jefferson County jail on $5,000 bond. The Jefferson County School District has prohibited Banninger’s access to schools and students, and he has been terminated by the Cherry Creek School District. The Cherry

Creek School District has counselors and mental health workers available for students who have questions or need support. Arvada High School Principal Gina Rivas notes in a letter to parents that the investigation is ongoing but that “it is our understanding that all victims have been identified and interviewed by law enforcement. It is also our understanding that law enforcement does not have an indication that there are additional victims.” In a letter to parents, Carla Stearns, the executive director of high schools in the Cherry Creek School District, wrote: “The district would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff ’s Office for its swift action in investigating this matter and the Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office for its handling of the initial investigation and support in facilitating the transfer of the investigation to Jefferson County. Strong partnerships with law enforcement agencies help ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff and families.” Reporter Shanna Fortier contributed to this report.

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February 16, 2018F

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didn’t know Zackari Parrish. Not at all. I know I have needed men and QUIET women like him my DESPERATION entire life. Not because of the fact that he was a good deputy, but because he was someone with a good heart, and a bright light in a world that often goes deeply cruel on me. (I’m writing this in first person for a Craig Marshall reason.) Smith I read about the 5K run/walk at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and saw a picture of Parrish’s

wife and read what she said and sat there on the couch and cried. By some design that I cannot explain, there have been just enough good examples in my life against the other kind, of which there are many (too many). People do unthinkable things to people. Now and then, in the middle of it, someone appears, like Parrish, and reminds me that life is worth living. There are times when I have thought otherwise. The morning I watched the Murrah Federal Building fall, and heard there was a daycare full of kids in it. What happened in Los Angeles, my Los Angeles, after the Rodney King verdict. The Turpin kids.

I have had my own moments with the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office. Back in my own darker days. Every single man and woman I met was kind to me. “Jack,” wherever you are, thanks for being compassionate to a drunk. In some countries, all I see is hate and evil and genocide, and there are no Parrishes, or if there are, they are swiftly punished or executed. Syria now. Cambodia once. Uganda. I wish there were more good people in America than there are. Our freedoms come with a gift card for the bad guys. I’ll take it over repression. I read that Parrish “used humor to de-escalate tense situations.” I do the same thing, only I am the tense situation. I don’t mean I am over here on pins and needles. I mean that

life’s curve balls and sliders get to me, and that’s when I contact Mark, or watch W. C. Fields or read Steve Martin. Mark can turn almost any word into something else, just like Groucho, or take a couple of words and turn them into a brilliant, surreal, non-sequitur, like Steven Wright. I have a number of saved movies, and before I turn off the lights at night, I watch 10 minutes of one that I may have seen a hundred times. I don’t want to go to sleep — or try to go to sleep —with the news of the day on my mind. I watch the same scene in “Sullivan’s Travels” over and over. SEE SMITH, P15

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A look at what causes market volatility and how to deal with it

T Patricia Kummer

he shortest month of the year has brought the most negative volatility we have seen on Wall Street since 2012*, as of this writing. Usually, once we get past January, based on the old adage, “as January goes, so goes the year,” many investors breathe a sigh of relief. But not so fast. Maybe all of those voices of caution you have been

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hearing for over a year are starting to make sense. This may be a good opportunity to remind our readers of what causes volatility and how to best navigate it going forward. Investors’ reaction to the first market pullback since the Brexit vote in June 2016 has been widespread. We have heard everything from, SEE KUMMER, P15

and get back in the dream game. “I’m working on a dream, The hope and encouragement of though it can feel so far away, I’m others is awesome, it is fantastic, working on a dream, our love will it is enormous … and when it is make it real someday, I’m working coupled with the hope and encouron a dream though it can feel so agement we find within our own far away, I’m working on a dream, hearts, there really is no and our love will make WINNING stopping us. it real someday.” - Bruce We have all probably Springsteen, “Working on WORDS heard at some point in a Dream” Sometimes our dreams our lives that “Hope is not can feel so far away, can’t a strategy.” I always love they? Sometimes they feel to debate that statement, so far away we almost feel as I think hope is a major like giving up. Almost. strategic element of any But we don’t quit, we don’t successful endeavor. I get walk away, and we don’t the fact that we cannot give up. And one of the “hope” our way out of reasons we persist and challenging situations Michael Norton or trouble spots. But that pursue our dreams with vigor and conviction is doesn’t mean that we because we are surrounded by the shouldn’t remain hopeful in those hope and encouragement of othsituations and keep “hope” alive ers whose love will help us make so that we can come up with an them come true someday. alternate plan or solution. When “The doors of hope swing widest I am building business plans on the hinges of encouragement.” and models, I absolutely include - Zig Ziglar “hope” in my strategic thinkIt is so true, isn’t it? And ing, because as Dr. Alfred Adler whether or not we have others in shared, “Hope is the foundational our life who lift us up, and fuel our quality of all successful change; hope with encouragement, we can no hope; no change.” still pick ourselves up, look ourAnd when building a business selves in the mirror, review our plan, course-correct if necessary, SEE NORTON, P15

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KUMMER FROM PAGE 14

“Isn’t it about time?” to “Are we headed into recession?” The answer to both, in my opinion, is no. Markets don’t correct because of the calendar, and we are in the middle of a slow growth cycle, nowhere near the end of expansion. Let’s tackle the first one regarding the length of time we have been in recovery with virtually no volatility. When you look at the fundamentals of how stocks are priced it is clear to me that the upward trend is a response to double-digit corporate earnings and the potential for worldwide economic growth. Even though this recovery has been the longest on record, time in recovery is not a predictor of when it will end. The U.S. recovery has been slow due to the impact of global economies climbing back to good health. When

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or a strategic plan, “encouragement” is a key element of my anticipated success. I look for family, friends, business partners, clients, co-workers, and associates at all levels to live and work in such a way that we are constantly encouraging one another. It is just too easy to go negative on someone or something. It is too easy to find the faults in a project or program. It’s only easy to go negative if we don’t live with and work with the full armor of hope and encouragement. How’s this for a question to ask your family, your company, or your organization: “Are we living and working with the spirit of hope and encouragement?” Now be truthful in your own response here as well, “Is my family, my business, or my organization living with the spirit of hope and encouragement?” How would you answer this question? How would others answer the question about you, your family, or your company? Would they see people who are life-lifters and encouragers, or would they see and feel a vibe of negativity? As Bruce Springsteen wrote in his song above, “Working on a Dream,” the way we achieve our goals and realize our dreams is when our love makes it real someday. We all have dreams, our family members have dreams, our

SMITH FROM PAGE 14

Joel McCrea meets Veronica Lake in an “owl wagon” in Los Angeles at sunrise. I love that scene. (Even though I know what later happened to Lake. She was only 50 when she died. I have the same disease.) It sounds like Parrish had some of my father in him. Dad had a sense of

our recession ended in 2009, Europe was still two years away from dealing with possible defaults on debt in Greece and almost seven years away from the potential demise of the Eurozone. It would be mid-2017 before the elections in Europe after the Brexit indicated other countries were not going to vote in favor of leaving the European Union and follow the lead from the UK. Then the effects of the work of the European Central Bank (ECB) could take hold and create enough liquidity to stabilize the Union. Meanwhile the United States is tightening the money supply through rising interest rates. This caused a reaction from China in early 2016 when they devalued their currency, the yuan, throwing our markets into a brief downturn. Since then we have been enjoying nice upward trends with the rest of the world following suit. So that is a short primer on why the recovery is taking so long. Now, how does that help us determine when we would head into reces-

friends have dreams, our associates and co-workers have dreams. Our job, our responsibility to one another is to lift each other up, and open those doors of hope with positive encouragement and love. Anyone can go negative, that’s easy. But it is the difference-makers in life who fill their families, their communities, and this world with hope and encouragement. We all know someone very close to us who is working on a dream, don’t we? A dream to be cancer-free, a dream to beat addiction or have a loved one find sobriety, a dream to find a new job, a dream to start a new business, a dream for happy and healthy children, a dream of a loving and flourishing relationship, a dream of peace, and so many other dreams and goals. Let’s help them, let’s lift them up, let’s let our hope, encouragement, and love make it all real someday. So how about you? Are you working on a dream? Do you know someone who is? Are you filling them with hope, encouragement, and love? I would really love to hear your sources of motivation and inspiration at gotonorton@ gmail.com. And when we let the doors of hope swing open wide on the hinges of encouragement and love, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the president of the Zig Ziglar Corporate Training Solutions Team, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.

sion again? It is important to understand where we are in the economic expansion cycle before we can determine how fast this cycle will come to an end. According to Fritz Meyer, economist, “Bull markets end when the yield curve inverts. That’s not happened, and it may not happen anytime soon. The economy is strong. But key fundamentals are changing.” He goes on to state that this change brings opportunity. According to William Greiner, CFA and chief investment strategist with Mariner Wealth Advisors, the market drawdown is being driven by three main fears: rising inflation; higher interest rates; and fear that the Fed may make a mistake. Any one of these could cause continued market volatility and we are currently facing all three. Consumers have been spoiled by low inflation and investors have come to expect continued increases in their investment accounts. Both of these

conditions are showing signs of aging. It is important to align yourself with a good strategy for navigating the changes in taxes, economic expansion, the rise of inflation and interest rates. The right kind of diversification is extremely important in this environment. You deserve to have a guide to help you traverse these changes rather than piecing together information from the media. They don’t know you. Find someone who is willing to learn about your fears and goals and help you make good decisions. * Bloomberg Patricia Kummer has been certified financial planner for 31 years and is president of Kummer Financial Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor in Highlands Ranch. Registration as an investment advisor does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Please visit www.kummerfinancial.com for more information. Any material discussed is meant for informational purposes only and not a substitute for individual advice.

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humor, and he was my buffer, between my mother and me. When I began to look at it objectively, I realized that Dad could have left our messy little family. His life would have improved. He didn’t. Thanks, Zackari Parrish. I didn’t know you, but I needed you. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

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Editor’s note: To add or update a club listing, e-mail calendar@coloradocommunitymedia. com. Recreation Duplicate Bridge ACBL sanctioned open game at noon Mondays at The Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. Reservations are required; partners are arranged. Call Sue at 303-641-3534. Colorado Woodworkers Guild: 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the basement of Rockler Woodworking, 2553 S. Colorado Blvd. Anyone interested in woodworking is welcome. Contact vicepresident@ coloradowoodworkersguild.org. Learn to Fly Fish: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at Orvis Park Meadows, 8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Unit 149, Lone Tree. The free Fly Fishing 101 course teaches the basics including fly casting, outfit rigging, and knot tying. After completing FF101, sign up for the free FF201 class at a local stocked pond and practice hooking, playing and landing fish. For information or to sign up, call 303-768-9600 or go to www.orvis.com/s/park-meadowscolorado-orvis-retail-store/620.

at the track, and running starts by 6 p.m. Workouts are usually 30-40 minutes and cover 3-4 miles of intervals with plenty of recovery time. For more information or to join, please go to http://www.phidippides.org/.

The club is a group created to provide fun activities and new friendships. Go to www. tbc50plus.org or call the hotline at 303-7943332 and leave a message; someone will call back. New members always welcome.

Salty Dog Sailing Club If you love to sail or want to try, if you don’t have a boat, if you have a boat but don’t sail enough because you cannot find a crew, the Salty Dog Sailing Club is for you. The club meets the second Thursday of the month. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting commencing at 7 p.m. Go to www.saltydog.org for meeting locations and directions.

Columbine Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month from August to May, at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Community Room, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Any woman ages 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership in the DAR. If you are interested in attending, or for more information, contact Krispin at Krispin_L_Andersen@Q.com or Jewel Wellborn, regent, columbineregent@gmail.com. Or call 303-881-0810.

SilverSneakers Fitness, Silver&Fit at ACC The Arapahoe Community College fitness center offers the SilverSneakers Fitness and Silver&Fit programs for seniors in the south metro Denver area. For more information about health and fitness options at ACC, call 303-797-5850.

Panorama China Painters This is a handpainted china club. If you have ever painted china or want to learn more about it, come visit the club. For more information, call Leota at 303-791-9283. Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Thursday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Uinta St. Centennial.

Social Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Program meetings are the second Tuesday of each month, except in June, July, August and December. Genealogy workshop programs and early-bird meetings are the third Tuesday of each month, except in June, July, August and December. Visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com or contact Bob Jenkins, CGHS president, at ColumbineGenealogy@ gmail.com.

Phidippides Track Club welcomes runners of all abilities to our weekly track workouts at Belleview Elementary next to Cherry Creek Park. The group meets at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays

The Breakfast Club for singles ages 50 and older meets from 8:30-11 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Valley Country Club, 14601 Country Club Drive, Centennial.

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Daughters of the American Revolution, Mount Rosa Chapter typically meets at 1 p.m. every first Monday of the month at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St. in Centennial. Call Gina Moore at 303-779-8762 for information or visit http://mountrosa. coloradodar.org/. Daughters of the British Empire is a national organization with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the United States who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. Nationally and locally, members contribute significantly to the good of their community and to the support of a retirement home established by DBE. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-6836154 or Olive at 303-347-1311, or visit www. dbecolorado.org and use the contact form available. DTC Rotary Club meets from noon to 1:15 p.m. the first, third and fourth Tuesdays at the Glenmoor Country Club, 110 Cherry Hills Village. Guests are welcome. First meeting is complimentary. Contact Dana Arell at 720339-7367 or coachdana5@gmail.com. Go to www.dtcrotary.org. Introduction to Square Dance class offered from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grandview Grange, 2280 Noble Place, Centennial. Visit www. SquareDanceEtc.com. Knitted Knockers: 2-4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Piney Creek Yarn, 15422 E. Orchard Road, Centennial. Group connects volunteer knitters and crocheters with breast cancer survivors to provide free knitted knockers. Piney Creek Yarn is an affiliated store with KnittedKnockers.org, which provides approved yarns and distribution of knockers. Contact Mary Turek at 303-9955906 or visit http://www.facebook.com/ GreatKnockersAgain.

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Newcomers Club of Centennial, for people new to the area, meets regularly for parties, classes, movies, lunches, coffees and more. E-mail newcomersdenver@msn.com. MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial. Child care is provided on-site for children ages birth to 4 years. The first meeting is free. Come enjoy breakfast, support and encourage-

ment, and meet some new friends. Call Holly at 303-249-3633. OPOCS Singles Club, ages 55-plus, meets all around the metro area. Meet new friends. Sign up and receive a monthly newsletter that lists all monthly activities. Contact JoAnn Cunningham, membership chair, 303-751-5195, or Mary Riney, president, 303985-8937. Original Ports of Call Singles Club for ages 55 and older is a great way to meet new friends and get out among others in your situation! We call our selves a” Circle of Friends. We have a variety of interests, cards, theater, tours, dinners, lunches, golf , bowling and dances etc. It meets every second Monday at Sr. Ric on Miss. from 4-6 p.m. in Aurora. Call JoAnn at 303-751-5195 or just come. It meets every fourth Tuesday at Chads South of Sixth Avenue in Lakewood form 4-6 p.m. Call Mary Riney at 303-985-8937. The third Wednesday at the Three Margaritas at 5130 S Wadsworth Blvd from 5-7 p.m. Call Jean Fox 303-730-2804. Panorama China Painters This is a handpainted china club. If you have ever painted china or want to learn more about it, come visit the club. For more information, call Leota at 303-791-9283. The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Thursday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Centennial. Ports of Call Singles Club, 55 Plus Social hours take place from 4-6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 3 Margaritas in Lakewood (contact Carol at 303-389-7707), and the fourth Tuesday of each month at Chads in Lakewood (contact Darlene at 303233-4099). Denver meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at Baker St. Pub, 8101 E. Belleview, in the Tech Center (contact Harold at 303-693-3434). For information and a monthly newsletter, call JoAnn, membership chairperson, at 303-751-5195, or Mary, president, at 303-985-8937.

Ranch Raconteurs Toastmasters. Learn to e improve your personal and public speaking s skills, listen effectively, develop leadership t abilities and build your confidence in a fun, C supportive environment. Group meets at 6:55 p.m. every Thursday at the Eastridge w Recreation Center, 9568 S. University Blvd., a Highlands Ranch. Visitors welcome. Contact r Debbie Fuller at vpm-873616@toastmaster- n sclub.org. t The Rotary Club of Centennial, meets for g breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at c Embassy Suites Hotel, 10250 E Costilla Ave, i Centennial. Professional men and women come together to provide local and global b humanitarian service, encourage high ethical b standards, build goodwill and peace in the t world. First meeting is complimentary. For p more info: www.bestrotary.com or call John a Gile at (303)523-9998, or email john_gile@ i h comcast.net. e Sound of the Rockies, Colorado’s Premier Men’s A Cappella Chorus, meets every Thurs- o day from 7-10 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills A t Lutheran Church, 7691 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Men of all ages and walks of life “ gather to blend their voices in unaccompa- g nied four part harmony. Song styles span the u gamut and include patriotic, gospel, contem- c porary, doo-wop and show tunes. For more t information, call Dan George at 303-663-7111, send an e-mail to sing@soundoftherockies. e com, and visit www.soundoftherockies.com. w o o SEE CLUBS, P22


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of the Alena Shinabery, of Littleton, is the Colorado winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program with her 26.6-pound cabbage. She will receive a $1,000 savings bond. Shinabery is a student at Mark Twain Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO

Littleton third-grader grows colossal cabbage As Colorado winner of Bonnie Plants program, Alena Shinabery to receive $1,000 savings bond STAFF REPORT

A huge cabbage grown by a third-grader from Mark Twain Elementary was selected as the Colorado state winner of the National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. Alena Shinabery’s 26.6-pound cabbage was randomly selected by Colorado’s agriculture department, and she will receive a $1,000 savings bond from Bonnie Plants. More than 1 million third-graders in the 48 contiguous states gained hands-on gardening experience, growing colossal cabbages for the Kids Grow Green: Cashing in Cabbage contest. Why a cabbage? Coincidentally, cabbages were the first profitable plant sold by Bonnie Plants in 1918 and are known to be a hearty vegetable. The cabbages provided to the third-grade program are “O.S. Cross” cabbages; this variety is known for producing giant, oversized heads, making the process even more exciting for kids. Bonnie Plants is the largest producer of vegetable and herb plants in North America with 80 greenhouses across the country. Bonnie Plants delivered the “oversized” cabbage plants to thirdgrade classrooms whose teachers signed up for the program. If nurtured and cared for, the plants could grow bigger than a basketball. , At the end of the season, teachers from each third-grade class select the student who has grown the best cabbage, based on size and appearance. A digital image of the cabbage and student is submitted

online, and the student’s name is entered in a statewide drawing. “The Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program is a wonderful way to engage children’s interest in agriculture, while teaching them not only the basics of gardening, but the importance of our food systems and growing our own,” said Stan Cope, president of Bonnie Plants. “We’re certainly extremely proud of our Colorado state winner Alena Shinabery.” The cabbage program is free to any third-grade classroom, and teachers can

GROWING KING-SIZE CABBAGE ¢ Sun requirements: Cabbages need at least six hours of full sunlight a day, more if possible. ¢ Room: Bonnie O.S. Cross “oversize” cabbages need at least three feet on each side to spread out. If you don’t have that much space, use a large container. ¢ Soil: Work some compost into the soil. Cabbages love nutrient-rich soil. ¢ Fertilizer: Start your cabbage off right with an all-purpose vegetable fertilizer, then fertilize it according to label directions to keep it growing strong. ¢ Water: Your cabbage needs at least one inch of rainfall each week. If it doesn’t rain, use a watering can or garden hose to gently water your plant at soil level. ¢ Vigilance: Keep weeds out of the cabbage patch. Watch for brown or white moths — these come from worms that love to munch on cabbage. If you see any, get rid of them right away. If temperatures fall to freezing or below, cover your cabbage with a bucket or cloth covering. register at http://bonniecabbageprogram.com/ for the 2018 program. Bonnie Plants will deliver 2-inch cabbage plants to every registered third-grade classroom in the country; delivery will be scheduled based on geographic region. Learn more at www.bonnieplants.com.

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Danny Ledonne’s “Growing VEGI” takes a look at the San Luis Valley’s Valley Educational Gardens Initiative. VEGI works with schools and community programs to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity by cultivating a relationship with nourishing foods from the soil up. The film will be shown at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival during the 4 to 6 p.m. session on Feb. 23. COURTESY PHOTOS

Film gathering aims to inform, inspire in 12th year

Colorado Environmental Film Festival brings together creators from all over world BY CLARKE READER CREADER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

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here’s no accounting for the twists and turns that bring creative people together, but the first meeting of filmmakers Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno was all too fitting, in light of the work they would end up doing together — they meet at The Local Food Convergence in Aspen back in early 2016. “We both wanted to make a movie about the next generation of farming, and sustainable and healthy food,” Zuccareno remembers. “We both recognized there was a problem in the farming communities we came from — that young people weren’t getting the support they needed to do this important work.” Now, after two years of filming and editing, the pair are ready for the world premiere of their first film, “How We Grow,” which will take place at the 12th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Colorado Environmental Film Festival WHERE: American Mountaineering Center 710 10th St., Golden WHEN: Feb. 22 through 24 COST: Tickets range in price from $8 per person for a single film screening session to $50 per person for access to all film screening sessions all three days of the festival. TICKETS: www.ceff.net The festival runs from Feb. 22 through 24 at Golden’s American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. About 56 films will be shown, some shorts and others closer to feature length, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. International and local filmmakers will be represented. “Colorado is such a great place to host a festival like this, not only because of how active residents are, but because so many people are invested in protecting the environment,” said Nicole Bickford, festival director. “We want to show films that bring light to environmental issues, but also offer solutions and hope for the future.” The free opening night event, SEE FILM, P28

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival is returning to Golden for its 12th year. This year, there will be 56 movies screened, all of which tackle important environmental issues.

he Denver home of violinist and jazz musician George Morrison was always filled with music, as his granddaughter Trudi Morrison remembers it. That music was not only from the students who received lessons at the house, but from the jazz luminaries who stopped in — figures like Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole and Jelly Roll Morton. “Denver was strictly segregated at the time, so touring musicians weren’t able to stay at the hotels. Instead, they stayed with us at Big Daddy and Big Mommy’s COMING house,” Morrison said. ATTRACTIONS “Everyone knew who he was, and they still remember him. He was like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, all rolled into one.” Morrison (1891-1974) made his first violin from a corn stalk, a piece of wood, and some string, and first Clarke Reader played publicly with his brother in mining camps in the mountains west of Boulder. He married in 1911 and started “George Morrison and his Jazz Orchestra,” one of Denver’s first jazz orchestras. In 1920, he played a command performance in London for King George and Queen Mary. To celebrate Morrison and other visionaries of African-American musical and cultural history, the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., is hosting The Legacy Show at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. The multimedia musical experience is anchored by music of African-American composers performed by violinist Tami Lee Hughes and pianist Byron BurfordPhearse. The program features classical music infused with a variety of styles, including spirituals, blues, gospel, hip-hop, and jazz. Portraying cultural themes of the Antebellum Period, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Era, and Modern Times, the program includes poetry and visual media projected onto a large screen, providing images of people and places thematically related to the music. “As a classically trained violinist, I love traditional repertoire, but the music featured in the show is a fusion of all of the styles I heard growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, including classical, jazz, gospel, spirituals, and blues,” said Hughes, whose artistic direction of the show is an extension of her debut solo recording. “As I researched music of African-American composers, I found a treasure trove of pieces rarely heard on the concert stage. Through The Legacy Show, I hope to share some of these works and celebrate the composers who SEE READER, P28


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Book is bucolic look back at buddy bear

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olly Arnold Kinney, who grew up in the Morrison adobe replica of Bent’s Fort and now operates The Fort Restaurant, has written a picture book about her special childhood buddy — Sissy Bear, who was rescued by the Arnolds and lived at the Fort from 1963-1982, enchanting many SONYA’S guests at the restaurant. Kinney SAMPLER recalls napping with the cub and how it “kissed’ visitors and loved the family’s German shepherd, Lobo. The book includes photos and illustrations by Christine Wald. The author read a story, Sonya Ellingboe will sign books and talk at 6-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan St., Denver. Free admission. Free parking in a lot north of the press club. Guests welcome, 303-8391519, dwpconline.org. Based on Shakespeare Colorado Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” runs Feb. 16 to 25 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts at 14th and Champa streets downtown, with choreography by Derek Deane, former artistic director of the English National Ballet and music by Sergei Prokovief, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Tickets range from $30 to $155. 303-837-8888, ext. 2. Coloradoballet.org. Day camp “Colorado Wildlife” is the topic for a Presidents Day Nature Camp at South Platte Park in Littleton for 6- to 10-year-olds, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. Cost: $29/district resident, $39/non-residents, #674060. sspr.org, 303-798-5131. (Limited enrollment.) Eye of the Camera “Eye of the Camera,” presented annually by Littleton’s Fine Arts Board, will be exhibited Feb. 16-March 25 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The 2018 juror is Gary Reed of Reed Art and Imaging, who

Springer to be discussed “John Springer’s Life and His Connection with the Cattlemen’s Beef Association” will be Barb Wilkinson’s topic for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society, held at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Drive, Highlands Ranch, on Feb. 19. Springer was a past owner of the Mansion and prominent Colorado businessman. Come early — tours of the Mansion start at 6.p.m. and the talk starts at 7 p.m. Please pre-register: programs@thehrhs.org. Free to members, a $2 donation suggested for non-members. Next: Legendary Ladies on March 19. Sissy, an orphaned bear cub, was adopted by the Arnold family and lived at the Fort Restaurant from 1963 to 1982. Holly Arnold Kinney napped with Sissy when a 9 year old child and has written a book about her furry friend, “Sissy Bear at the Fort,” which she will introduce at the Denver women’s Press Club at a public event on Feb. 22. COURTESY PHOTO selected images exhibited and will announce winners on Feb. 16. 303-7953950, littletongov.org/museum. Englewood Library welcomes kids Included in February programs for children at the Englewood Public Library: “Messy Process Art” (toddler and preschool), 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23; Lego Maniacs, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 — school-aged children stop in to create; under 5 welcome with an adult. Check out story time schedules; add name to email list: kpowers@englewoodgov.org. Ceramists at college Arapahoe Community College at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton will host a Ceramics Workshop with Julia Galloway, professor of ceramics at the University of Montana, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24-25 at the ACC Art and Design Center. She will demonstrate making utilitarian potterywheel-thrown and hand-built, as well as surface design using slips and resist. Cost: $150/$100 ACC students and programs. RSVP. Coordinator: Katie Caron — katie.caron@arapahoe.edu, 303-797-5948. Proceeds will benefit ACC ceramics students and programs.

Whodunit “Something’s Afoot,” a musical spoof of Agatha Christie mysteries and 1930s English musicals, will run Feb. 23 to March 25 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in downtown Littleton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Robert Wells is director. Tickets: $24-$44, townhallartscenter. org, 303-794-2787, ext. 5. Audubon events “Backyard Bird Care and Spring Migration Workshop” will be presented by Audubon Society of Greater Denver’s Kate Hogan at 10-11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Rd., Centennial. Join Joey Kellner’s monthly Bird Walk from 8-12 on Feb. 24 at Chatfield State Park. Billed as a “fairly easy” hike. No fee, but a state parks pass is required. Denveraudubon.org/events. 303-973-9530. Goodbye to library fines The Arapahoe Library District has implemented a “no fine” policy for patrons, which also waives all existing overdue fines for items returned. (A replacement cost will be assessed for items not returned within 30 days of due date.) Arapahoelibraries.org, 303-LIBRARY. MOA Design and Build Applications will be accepted through March 30 for this summer’s Design and Build Art Apprenticeships at the Museum Outdoor Arts in Englewood. Open to graduates and graduate-bound art majors, with

a summer-long studio experience and stipend. See moaonline.org. Orchestra performance “Great Music from the Movies” will be the Littleton Symphony Orchestra’s program at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. “Red Violin,” “Schindler’s List,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Harry Potter” and more films provide soundtracks for the concert. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org, 303-9336824. CORE gallery Jeanette Chinelli’s “Reinventing the Chair” and Terrilynn Moore’s “Working from the Guff: Soul Searching Compositions” are exhibited through Feb. 19 at CORE Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday; 12-9 p.m. Friday; noon-6 Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Reception noon-5 p.m. Feb. 16. Coreartspace.com; 303-2978428. Black Cube A recent addition to Englewood’s art community, Black Cube’s Executive Director Cortney Lane Stell is curator of “10 x,” celebrating of 10 years of Artist in Residence program at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver, with works by about 85 artists. Open through April 1. Admission free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Redlineart.org; 303-296-4448. ‘The Electric Baby’ Rick Barbour is director of “The Electric Baby,” by Stefanie Zadravec, playing in repertory through May 4 in the Black Box Theatre at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Tickets: 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org/the-electric-baby. Denver Concert Band “Up and Away!” is the name for the Feb. 25 concert of the 55-yearold Denver Concert Band, to be performed at 2 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Guest Soloist will be Tim Hudson. Tickets: 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

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programs at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park and throughout the Denver metro area. Need: Volunteers lead birding field trips and assist with nature programs, office projects, fundraising and community events. Location: Chatfield State Park and offsite locations around Denver. Age Requirement: 18 years or older for yearround volunteers; 13-17 for summer camp programs. Contact: Kate Hogan at communityoutreach@ denveraudubon.org or 303-973-9530.

Douglas County Libraries: elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. Need: Volunteer opportunities consist of event assistance, weekly shelving or bookstore shifts, tutoring, Storytime helpers, and more. Requirements: Attend an orientation. We will provide training. Specific requirements are listed in each opportunity’s details. Contact: Visit VolunteerConnectDC.org and search for Douglas County Libraries opportunities.

AYUSA: International Youth Exchange Program: Promotes quality exchange programs for high school students from around the world. Need: Host families for international high school students ages 15-18 studying in the Denver area. Requirements: Provide a safe home, meals and transportation for 5-10 months. All family types are considered. Must fill out online application and pass background check. Contact: Adrienne Bivens, 720-467-6430 or abivens@ayusa.org. Go to www.ayusa.org.

Douglas/Elbert Task Force: Provides assistance to people in Douglas and Elbert counties who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness or in similar crisis. Need: Volunteers to assist in the food bank, client services and the thrift store Treasures on Park Street. Contact: Marion Dahlem, 303-688-1114, ext. 32

Castle Rock Senior Activity Center: Provides services to local seniors. Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to appointments, the grocery store, pharmacies and more. Contact: Juli Asbridge, 720-733-2292 Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus, Highlands Ranch Contact: 720-777-6887 Colorado Humane Society: Handles animal abuse and neglect cases. Need: Volunteers to care for pregnant cats, dogs and their litters, as well as homes for cats and dogs that require socializing or that are recovering from surgery or injuries. Contact: Teresa Broaddus, 303-961-3925 Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program: Teaches English to recently arrived refugees, who have fled war or persecution in their home country. In Colorado, refugees are from Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Iraq, Eritrea and D.R. Congo, among others. Need: Volunteers to teach English. Tutoring takes place in the student’s home. Refugees live throughout Denver, but the largest concentrations are in Thornton, near 88th Avenue and Washington Street, and in east Denver/Aurora, near Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street. Other Details: Tutors do not need to speak the student’s language. Most participants are homebound women and small children, adults who are disabled, and senior citizens. Many are not literate in their first language, and remain isolated from American culture. Requirements: Volunteers must attend training at Emily Griffith Technical College in downtown Denver. Sessions take place every 6-8 weeks. Go to www.refugee-esl.org for information and volunteer application. Contact: Sharon McCreary, 720-423-4843 or sharon.mccreary@emilygriffith.edu. Court Appointed Special Advocates: Works with abused and neglected children in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. Need: Advocates for children, to get to know, speak up for and ensure their best interests in court Contact: 303-695-1882 or www.adv4children.org.

Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center: Cares for homeless horses and other equines. Need: Volunteers to work with horses and other opportunities. Requirements: Must be 16 years old, pass a background check, and be able to commit to at least three hours a week for three months. Contact: 303-751-5772. Other Information: Two-hour orientation provides an overview of the services provided, learn about the volunteer opportunities, take a tour of the center, and talk with staff and volunteers. Contact www.ddfl.org.

Elbert County Sheriff’s Posse: Supports the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Emergency Management with detentions support, patrol, administrative duties, event security, emergency services support, and call-outs as need arises. Need: With proper training and clearances, volunteers help with patrol, fingerprinting, records keeping, community event security services, disaster response and management (wildfire, tornado, blizzard, flood, disaster relief, etc.). Requirements: Must be 21 years or older; retired individuals are great. Must complete an employment application, pass a background check, and complete interviews. After being sworn in, in the first three months of membership, complete a minimum of 45 hours of orientation and training curriculum. After this 90-day probationary period, members must log a minimum of 10 hours of month and attend monthly training meetings. Persons ages 15-20, may join the Elbert County Sheriffs Explorer POST that is associated with the Posse. Contact: David Peontek at djp1911@msn.com or 303-646-5456. Go to http://www.elbertcountysheriff.com/posse.html; print out and complete an employment application and turn it into the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office in Kiowa, “Attn: David Peontek.” Feeding Denver’s Hungry: serves 8001,000 people and families in need in lower downtown Denver. Need: help distribute food the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Donation also accepted. Contact: www.feedingdenvershungry.org or https://www.facebook.com/FeedingDenversHungry/ SEE VOLUNTEERS, P21


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Front Range BEST: Hosts free robotics competitions for middle and high school students. Need: Volunteer judges for competions. Contact: Tami Kirkland, 720-323-6827 or Tami.Kirkland@FrontRangeBEST.org Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter: Serves victims of family violence in Aurora and Arapahoe County. Need: Volunteers help with crisis-line management, children’s services, legal advocacy, community education and other shelter services. Donations: Also accepts used cell phones (younger than 4 years) to give to victims. Mail to Gateway at P.O. Box 914, Aurora, CO 80040, or drop them off at Neighborly Thrift Store, 3360 S. Broadway, Englewood Requirements: Must attend a 26-hour training session; bilingual skills welcome Contact: Jeneen Klippel-Worden, 303-3431856 or jkworden@gatewayshelter.com Girl Scouts of Colorado: Youth organization for girls. Need: Troop leaders, office support, administrative help and more Age Requirement: Men and women, 18 and older Contact: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org, inquiry@gscolorado.org or 1-877-404-5708

Global Orphan Relief: Develops and supports programs bringing light, comfort and security to orphans around the world. Need: Super stars with website development, users of the abundant resources of social media. Those with great connection ability are needed to help with the develops ment of the donor pool. tContact: Those interested serving this faith-based Colorado nonprofit can contact Deitra Dupray, 303-895-7536 or dadupray@ comcast.net. GraceFull Community Café: Provides a place in Littleton where people of all backgrounds can gather, eat well and be inspired to give back. Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. A partner of the GraceFull Foundation. Need: Opportunities for food preparation, guest service, cleaning and dishwashing. Location: 5610 Curtice St., Littleton Contact: Sign up for volunteer opportunities at http://gracefullcafe.com/volunteer/ Habitat ReStore: Nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers. Need: Volunteers for Wheat Ridge, Denver or Littleton Habitat ReStores, helping with the cash register, dock and warehouse floor Contact: 303-996-5468, email Alice Goble at Alice@habitatmetrodenver.org Highlands Ranch Community Association: Works with Therapeutic Recreation Program and Special Olympics. Need: Volunteers to help teach classes, coach Special Olympics, provide athletes support during Special Olympics practices, assist with special events, and help participats succeed in the therapeutic recreation program. Contact: Summer Aden, 303-471-7043 or www.hrcaonline.org/tr Hospice at Home Need: Volunteers help patients and their families with respite care, videotaping,

massage and other tasks. Home study training is available. Contact: 303-698-6404 Hospice of Covenant Care: Nonprofit, faithbased hospice. Need: Volunteers to support patients and families Contact: 303-731-8039 Lone Tree Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS): Provides assistance within the Police Department in both Administrative and Patrol functions. Need: Volunteers are needed to assist with many areas within the Police Department to include patrol functions, fingerprinting, and fleet maintenance. Requirements: Must attend the Lone Tree Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy, and submit to a background check. Additional training is provided based on area of interest. Patrol volunteers must commit to a minimum monthly hour requirement. Contact: Tim.Beals@cityoflonetree.com or 720-509-1159. Lutheran Family Services: Cultural Mentoring Program: We welcome refugee families and help them adjust to their new home. Need: People who can commit to working with refugees on skills for self-sufficiency and helping them learn about their new home. Requirements: Must be 18 or older (although children of volunteers are welcome to participate). One-hour training and orientation required. Contact: David Cornish, 303-225-0199 or david.cornish@lfsrm.org; go to www. lfsrm.org. Meals on Wheels: Delivers meals to residents in south metro Denver, including Littleton, western Centennial, Englewood, and parts of Jefferson County. Need: Regular and substitute drivers, kitchen and office volunteers. Requirements: Drivers must be 18 or older and background check is required. Contact: Complete application online at http://tlcmealsonwheels.org/apply/. Neighbor Network: Nonprofit that helps older adults stay independent. Serves all of Douglas County. Need: Volunteers who can provide transportation, light housekeeping, handyman and companion services to seniors. Requirements: Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Contact: 303-814-4300, neighbornetwork@douglas.co.us or dcneighbornetwork.org. Nonprofit Wildlife Group: Works to protect native wildlife in Greenwood Village. Need: Volunteers help protect wildlife. Requirements: Must work two hours per week, schedule flexible. Contact: info@wildearthguardians.org Outreach Uganda: Empowers impoverished people in Uganda, especially women and children, to overcome poverty through income generation, education, training and other holistic endeavors. Need: Volunteers weekly to provide office support with fair trade craft show preparation, mailings and miscellaneous office work. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Office located at 9457 S. University Blvd., Suite 410, Highlands Ranch.

Contact: Jennifer Dent, 303-683-8450 or office@outreachuganda.org. Paladin Rescue Alliance: Christian nongovernment organization dedicated to rescuing human trafficking victims and building alliances to combat trafficking locally, nationally and internationally. Need: Volunteers to help organize supplies; donations of supplies. All donations are tax-deductible. Needed items include cleansers, skin cream, ointment, disinfectants, dressings, bandages, rolls, sponges, pads, dressing tape, gloves, alcohol pads, asprin, Tylenol. Age Requirement: All ages can participate. Contact: www.paladinrescue.org; Paladin Rescue Alliance, P.O. Box 79, Littleton, CO 80160; 888-327-3063. Parker Senior Center: Provides services to local seniors. Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to the center for a hot meal, to appointments, to the grocery store, and more. Contact: Louise West at 303-841-5370.

PeopleFirst Hospice: Denver hospice. Need: Volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and their families. Contact: Rachel Wang at 303-546-7921 Project CURE: Delivers medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Need: Groups of 7-15 people to help sort medical supplies; those with medical/ clinical backgrounds to become Sort Team Leaders; truck drivers to help pick up donations (no CDL required). Age Requirements: Ages 15 and older (if a large group of ages 15 and younger is interested, we can try to accommodate different projects). Location: 10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial Contact: Kelyn Anker, 303-792-0729 or 720-341-3152; kelynanker@projectcure. org; www.projectcure.org. Red Cross: Supports the elderly, international causes and social services. Need: Volunteers to provide support Contact: 303-607-4768 or 303-266-7855


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Southglenn Sertoma Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Southglenn Country Club, 1489 E. Easter Ave., Centennial. Contact Terry Boucher at 303-880-7559 or bouchertp@aol.com. South Metro Newcomers Club We welcome women who are new to the area as well as women looking to meet new friends. We are a social organization with many interesting and fun activities. For information, email our new member chairperson at southmetronewcomers@gmail.com or visit southmetronewcomersclub.com. South Suburban Chapter 3838 of AARP meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Thomas More Center, 8035 S. Quebec St., Centennial. Meetings start promptly at 1 p.m. Speaker, refreshments and social hour make it enjoyable. Come and learn about the ever-changing medical laws; keep up on senior scams and frauds. All are welcome. Contact Gail Marsh at 303-797-9251. South Suburban Toastmasters is a high energy, fun, supportive learning place to practice speaking and leadership skills. Group meets from 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Toast Restaurant, 2700 W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton. Contact Leigh Miller at 720-2722853. SSTM Public Speaking Club: 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Toast, 2700 W. Bowles Ave., Suite B, Littleton. All ages and all walks of life with the common goal of becoming a more effective communicator. Meeting cost includes breakfast. First-time guests are

February 16, 2018F free. Contact millerleigh13@gmail.com. Queens of Spades Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Friday of the month at various locations in Centennial and Littleton. Call Lynn at 303-347-1765. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1106 meets 9 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at the South Metro Fire and Rescue Building, 9195 E. Mineral Ave., Centennial. Call 303-859-8867 or see www.vva1106.org. Support Find AA If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. More than 1,000 AA meetings are offered in the Denver area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. To find a meeting near you, call 303-3224440, or go to www.daccaa.org. Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon, for those who love someone with a drinking problem, meets Mondays from 5-6 p.m. at Lord of the Hills Church, 21755 E. Smoky Hill Road, Centennial. Affordable Colleges Online has created a guidebook to help women find and secure financial aid. The guide includes a collection of scholarships for women, including due dates and award amounts; insight into the financial aid application process; and other funding opportunities, such as industryspecific scholarships and funding for special groups. The guide is available online at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/ womens-guide-paying-for-college/. Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers’ Support Group meets one mile north of Park Meadows in Centennial, on the first Thursday evening of each month from 7-9

p.m. Support, discussion, and care giving strategies and resources are shared in a confidential setting by family members and friends of those having Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The group meets at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Road, one block west of Yosemite/Dry Creek intersection. Contact Sue at 720-201-9358 or Deb at 303-549-1886 for more information. Colorado Symphony Guild, Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree chapter, meets at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Room 212, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. The group is the largest support group of the Colorado Symphony. Contact 303-3082462, admin@coloradosymphonyguild.org or www.coloradosymphonyguild.org. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW, a 12 step recovery program offering a structured approach for anyone who wants to stop eating compulsively, meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays at Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 South Holly Street, Centennial. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For information, call Pat at 303-798-5075 or visit www.ceahow.org. It also meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15625 E. Iliff, Aurora. EMPOWER Colorado, South Metro Support Group for parents of children with mental illness. Learn how to handle mental health challenges within the family and how to collaborate with the school system. Find out how to access resources for mental health care services. E-mail listserv and educational classes are also available. Meetings are from 6-8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, 155 Inverness Drive West, 2nd floor, one block East of Dry Creek (next to DirecTV and the Light Rail) Englewood, CO 80112. Dinner will be served (usually pizza or Subway). Contact Carol Villa at kyvilla@aol.com or 1-866-213-4631. Free Healthy Community Dinner: 6-7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton. No reservations are required. Call 303-798-1389 or go to fpcl. org/dinner. Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or go to DrugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon also can help with addiction counseling. Call for free assessments or referrals, 800-431-1754. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 10-11 a.m. and from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sedalia Room at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 2100 Meadows Parkway, Castle Rock. Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group The Denver Branch meets from 3:30-5 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd., Denver; parking and entrance in the back. For information about the Denver Branch meetings, call Dorothy Miller at 303-814-2112 or email dorthy_miller@ hotmail.com. Sky Cliff Center Caregiver Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each

month at 4600 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock. Caregiving for adults can be challenging at times, and you’re not alone. For information, or to let the center know if you’re coming, call 303-814-2863 or email skycliffctr@ skycliff.org. Go to www.skycliff.org. Sky Cliff Center Stroke Support Group: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of each month at Christlife Community Church, 5451 E. Highway 86, Franktown (lunch provided). 10-11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 Ridge Gate Parkway, Lone Tree. Call Sky Cliff Center at 303-814-2863. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 9:3010:30 p.m. Saturdays at Wolhurst Adult Community Clubhouse, 8201 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Real people. Real weight loss. Affordable, effective weight-loss support. Try it free. Call 720-202-4568. Call 800-923-8677 or go to www.tops.org.

Widowed Men and Women of America, Link 6, serving the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Littleton areas, is a social group that offers a variety of activities for its members. Group meets for happy hour at 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Salsa Brava, 52 W. Springer Drive, Highlands Ranch. Call Kay 303-749-0169 or Dorothy 303-484-8811. Widowed Men and Women of America, Link 8: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Las Brisas Restaurant, 6787 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village. Features card and game groups, theater and concert events, outdoor activities, special dining and local sight-seeing. Call Shirley at 303-741-5484. Serves the Centennial, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Parker and South Denver area. Widowed Men and Women of America, Link 10, meets for a social hour and activities sign-up at 4:20 p.m. Thursdays at the Sporting News Grill, Holiday Inn, Hampden & Wadsworth. Call 303-798-5850. Widowed Men and Women of America, a nonprofit organization of the state based in Denver, has more than 5o0 members. The group sponsors social events for members to make new friends and have fun with people who have shared life experiences. Members live in the Denver metro area and surrounding communities. Members are encouraged to visit different links to find the best fit for their interests. Contact Dorothy at 303-794-7547 or Les at 303-797-1209, or go to www.widowedamerica.org. Women’s Divorce Workshop covers the legal, financial and social issues of divorce and is presented the fourth Saturday of each month at Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker. Meet in the community room. Check in from 8-8:30 a.m.; workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Register online at www.divorceworkshopdenver.com. Advance registration costs $35; at the door, cost goes to $40 (cash/ checks only). Attendees will get help taking the next step by getting unbiased information and resources. Learn the options available and next steps to take positive action steps. Discover community resources, and talk with other women experiencing similar life changes. Volunteer presenters include an attorney, mediator, therapist and wealth manager. Discussion items include co-parenting, child support, family coping, tax consequences, property division, hostile spouses and more. For information, contact 303-210-2607 or info@divorceworkshopdenver.com.


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Dancers, musicians convey modern mythology ‘Aphrodite’s Switchboard’ shows varying outcomes of magical bid to foster love BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Garrett Ammon, choreographer/ director of Wonderbound contemporary dance company, has again collaborated with the Denver psychedelic folk band Chimney Choir (the two companies previously produced the popular “Boomtown”), to produce a new artistic creation: “Aphrodite’s Switchboard,” which appears in three area theaters to herald spring, Valentine messages and looks at assorted human relationships. Described as “a full length evening of theatrical dance,” it will feature the company’s remarkable dancers and music compiled in a new album that features folk harmonies and instrumental melodies to create a landscape for masterful storytelling through Feb. 2, in conjunction with the versatile band. That earthly landscape, set in the 1930s era, looks dreary to the gods on Mount Olympus, so they send Aphrodite, goddess of love, desire and beauty — accompanied by Hermes (messenger of the gods and sometime trickster, with winged feet and helmet) — to bring love back to the world. The goddess soon finds a job as a switchboard operator and begins

IF YOU GO Performances of “Aphrodite’s Switchboard” began at the Pinnacle Charter School Performing Arts Complex in Federal Heights and will continue in upcoming performances: Feb. 17 (7:30 p.m.) and Feb. 18 (2 p.m.) at the PACE Center, Parker, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker. Tickets: 303-805-6800, parkerarts.org. The final performance will be Feb. 24 (7 p.m.) at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Parking garage entry from Wesley Avenue, just west of South University Boulevard. 303-871-6200, newmancenterpresents.com. to connect people — with varying results. Ammon said the new project “pushed all of us into new territory while exploring themes that have captivated humanity through the ages. This production is a great example of the magical possibilities that arise through the collaborative process.” The band’s Kevin Larkin speaks of “new composition techniques and orchestration.” A cabin in Fairplay offered the musicians an opportunity to create new music, away from city distractions. An exploration of conveying ancient mythological tales with contemporary music offered new experiences — and the first band production with Greek mythology as source. Formerly known as Ballet Nouveau, Wonderbound’s company began to change with Ammon’s arrival in 2007 — and his penchant for using live music. In 2012, the name Wonderbound and a symbol of a jumping red hare were adopted

Project Linus to celebrate ‘Make A Blanket Day’ Columbine tragedy sparked national effort to provide blankets to children going through traumatic times STAFF REPORT

Children going through traumatic times are gifted with the warmth and comfort of handmade blankets made by Project Linus. Blankets are made and donated to various outreach organization to assist and comfort children. Project Linus will celebrate Make a Blanket Day 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 5761 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Fleece blankets will be cut and tied,

while various stages of the quilting process are completed. National Make a Blanket Day started in 1999, after the events that took place at Columbine High School, according to the Project Linus website. The group found that it was suddenly in need of a large number of blankets. Project Linus chapters put on “blanket bees” all over the country and then sent those blankets to local chapters in Denver. Because of the success of that effort, Project Linus learned that it had a national network of people who could help and decided to have an annual Make A Blanket Day. Each chapter could host activities to promote Project Linus and increase the group’s inventory of warm cuddly blankets. According to the Project Linus site, National Make A Blanket Day nets 75,000 to 100,000 blankets. For details, go to www.projectlinus. org/ or call Colette at 303-706-0442.

Members of Wonderbound contemporary dance company perform in its latest story in dance: ‘Aphrodite’s Switchboard’ in Parker and Denver, with music by the psychedelic folk band Chimney Choir. AMANDA TIPTON and the company moved its headquarters to Denver from Broomfield. (Check the website for announcements of performances and open rehearsals in this urban studio.) Chimney Choir began in 2011 with guitar, banjo, mandolin and suitcase drum and have toured nationally, while developing “layers of elec-

tronics, live looping and percussion. They remain fascinated with folk music and traditions while they constantly evolve and experiment …” Watch for the next Wonderbound production — with members of the Colorado Symphony — in April/ May: “Madness, Rack and Honey.”

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‘See What is Unseen’ set to intrigue gallery visitors Littleton exhibit of various artworks puts focus on concept of mystery

will fill the gallery through March 27, with an artists’ reception from 5:30-7 p.m. on March 2. Artists Deborah Howard, Mark Johnston and Kalliopi Monoyios will present their artworks. Deborah Howard, who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of WisconsinMadison, heads the painting program at the University of Denver. She exhibited “Migration and Memory” at the Venice (Italy) Jewish Museum in 2017. It included shoe sculptures and textiles printed with her paintings and photographs of the Ghetto and ancient and modern Jewish cemeteries on the Lido. The exhibit addressed migration as “universal and natural to human beings to survive and evolve since the beginning of time” (versus emigration and immigration—political

BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

In Littleton, Stanton Gallery curators Moira Casey and Karina Elrod have searched for art that is a bit mysterious to coordinate with Town Hall Arts Center’s latest production, the musical “Something’s Afoot,” a spoof of Agatha Christie’s mysteries, which opens Feb. 23 at Town Hall Arts Center. “See What is Unseen,” with wall sculptures and paintings inspired by the concept of mystery,

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East Central BOCES. Minimum associate degree in a computer related major and three years experiences or commensurate. The Computer Technician will provide trouble ticket response and corrective action to document and track support issues. Technician will be expected to support Windows, Mac OS X, Chromebooks, a variety of mobile and desk phones and basic networking equipment. Salary range $46,000-$52,000 depending on experience. Generous benefit package also included. Application and job description can be accessed on the East Central BOCES website – http://www.ecboces.org. Click on “jobs” on the homepage.

Questions about application process contact Don at (719) 775-2342, ext. 116 or email dona@ecboces.org. ECBOCES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Questions about job details contact Jarred Masterson at (719) 775-2342 ext. 118 or email jarred@ecboces.org.

constructs). Her 2003-2008 project: “Portraits of Child Holocaust Survivors” will soon be permanently placed in the Beck Collection at the University of Denver. Kalliopi Monoyios is a fine artist and illustrator whose work explores a deep fascination with the natural world — and our connection to it. In 2011, she was invited to co-found “Symbiartic,” a science and art blog for Scientific American, and “began to immerse herself in the growing movement of “scienceart,” the intersection of science and art. (Look online at the blog — blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic — a treasure trove!) She has recently exhibited her work at the Art Students League of Denver and Littleton’s 2016 “Own an Original.” Mark Johnston, an Evergreen resident, is active in Art Students

IF YOU GO The Stanton Gallery in in Town Hall Arts Center at 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and during performances. 303794-2787, townhallartscenter.org. Gallery admission is free. Work is generally for sale. League of Denver and Center for the Arts, Evergreen. He writes: “A diverse background in construction and construction management taught me multiple disciplines that have led me to art … and mixed media is my direction.” He has sought out art communities on the East Coast, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Gulf Coast (Katrina response), France, Switzerland and Evergreen.

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Nutritionist aims to offer holistic healing Tori Taggart opened Rooted Health & Wellness in January BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

A new business in Castle Rock aims to help people battle chronic illnesses and autoimmune diseases, lose weight or simply feel better, mostly through nutrition, but also through evaluating a person’s lifestyle as a whole. Tori Taggart, an integrative clinical nutritionist, opened Rooted Health & Wellness in January after previously working from her home, coffee shops or doing house calls as an independent nutritionist. She now works from a downtown Castle Rock office. Her clients come to her for numerous reasons and for different levels of care. Some want to try a new approach to health care, and others want to supplement the care they receive from doctors with Taggart’s services. If clients do receive care through other doctors, Taggart said, she doesn’t recommend they stop following doctor’s order, but tries to complement their current health regimen with additional recommendations. Her goal, Taggart said, is to identify the root causes behind a person’s condition. Oftentimes it’s related to

their diet, she said, but could also be a result of poor sleep, lack of exercise, unmanaged stress, or all of the above. Taggart has new clients complete a 13-page intake form asking about their lifestyle, what they eat, how they cook, and if they exercise, take medication or have any medical conditions. She also meets with them for a 90-minute interview. Between the two, she tries to build a timeline leading to a person’s ailments and makes recommendations based on the information. “I like to meet people where they’re at,” she said. “I don’t want to put people on a diet. I don’t like that concept, that you shouldn’t enjoy your life.” With some clients, she encourages them to start by drinking more water or eating more vegetables. Others are looking for more drastic changes, she said, like trying a paleo diet or going gluten free. Teegan Braun, a 33-year-old Castle Rock mother of four, said Taggart has helped her in times she was ill but also worked with her 10-year-old daughter, Jayden, who is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a thyroid condition that can lead to fatigue, pain, depression among other symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic. Braun said her daughter mostly suffered from brain fog and anxiety. By working with Taggart, she’s now gluten and dairy free, and she focuses on eating healthy fats and foods low in sugar.

Darin Narayana, who moved to the U.S. from India nearly 50 years ago, still eats a largely Indian diet, which he said is lacking in certain nutritional areas. Indian food is often low in protein and heavy in carbs, he said, which doesn’t bode well for his diabetes. Taggart showed him how to adjust his recipes, like adding quinoa to his rice, and offered 15 different options for protein. Despite having worked with doctors and two other nutritionists in the past, Narayana said Taggart offered common-sense advice he hadn’t gotten elsewhere. “She’s the best because, my goodness, she listens, and her approach is more holistic,” he said. Taggart said her passion for the business stemmed from personal experience. Years of fatigue and pain that resulted from digestive issues also led to anxiety, Taggart said. She was eventually diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease and was told steroids would be her best

option. Medication, however, didn’t help, and today she focuses on healing through a holistic approach. “I manage it completely through diet, exercise, sleep and stress management,” she said. “I figured out that what I ate made a huge impact in what I felt and to this day I’m not on any medications for my condition.” She follows a paleo diet and sticks to organic vegetables and moderate amounts of grass-fed proteins, she said. No grains. No dairy. No soy. “That isn’t for every one of my clients, that’s for sure,” she said. Like her own care, she tailors her recommendations for each client to their wants and needs, drawing from personal experience along the way. “I’m not a doctor. I don’t diagnose people. I don’t cure conditions like a doctor does, and I would of course never encourage a person to get off their medications or not follow what their doctors says,” Taggart explained. “My goal is to find the root cause behind what is causing dysfunction in people.”

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beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, will include a reception featuring light appetizers, drinks, opportunities to interact with local businesses and a special silent auction benefiting CEFF programs. Afterward, there will be a screening of the film “Chasing Coral” and awards ceremony, hosted by local activist and filmmaker (and former mayor of Golden) Jacob Smith. Over the following days, films on a variety of subjects — ranging from deforestation and ocean health to wolves and, in the case of Jane Zelikova’s film, “End of Snow,” the effects of climate change on snowpack in the Western United States — will be shown. It premieres during the 7 to 9 p.m. session on Feb. 24. “The film follows me, a climate change scientist, as I go on a journey to learn how snowpack is changing in the West and what changes we can expect in the future,” Zelikova explained. “The idea came from my own research on the impacts of dust on snowpack in the Snowy Range mountains in Wyoming.”

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February 16, 2018F Many filmmakers, like Thompson and Zuccareno, will be on hand for their screenings, and available for discussions and meetings afterwards. In “How We Grow,” which premieres at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, Thompson and Zuccareno take a look at ambitious young farmers building community around locally grown food in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado. It examines the characters and systems of farming through the themes of education, legislation, community, food access and micro-finance — in order to tell the story of how these farmers are able to create resilient food systems. “There’s a lot stacked against these farmers and their communities,” Thompson said. “We hope the response to the film is that people are inspired to get their hands in the dirt and start working.” For Zelikova, film is a way to bring the global challenge of climate change to people in a realistic, moving way. Stories help people connect to ideas and inspire them to tackle challenges, she added. “As much as it feels overwhelming, there are solutions we can implement today, solutions that don’t require a breakthrough invention or new technology,” she said. “These solutions

Ellington, David Baker, Daniel Roumain, Kerwin Young, and more. But for this Denver-based crowd, Morrison’s work will be the most personal to hear. Which is something his granddaughter understands perfectly. “We have a family history of breaking racial barriers, and we all stand of the shoulders of those who came before us,” she said. “Big Daddy’s story is one of striving and thriving in a time of deep-rooted segregation.” Hughes did plenty of research when putting The Legacy Show, and she hopes concert-goers learn about the different voices and styles of music from different generations and backgrounds. “The show is for everyone, but I especially like to see young people in the audience. There is distance between them and a lot of the history in the show, so the performance gives them context for understanding complex issues we are dealing with today,” she said. “I hope The Legacy Show inspires great conversations, including talks between people of different generations.” For tickets and more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org/the-legacy-show. Learn curling as the Olympics take over your screens With the Winter Olympics now in full swing, viewers may well be inspired to try out a new sport after seeing some of the world’s best athlete’s competing. For those who see the broom-and-iceand-stone sport of curling and want to give it a try, the Denver Curling Club will be hosting an open house and drop-in learning classes on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 17, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the club’s headquarters, 14100 W. Seventh Ave. in Golden. Visitors can learn about throwers and how they practice their deliveries (also called pitches or throws), and sweepers, who use brooms to sweep the ice. Visitors are encouraged to hang out, enjoy the Olympics on television, see curlers in action, and talk to members about our adult leagues and junior programs

Jane Zelikova’s film, “End of Snow,” explores the effects of climate change on snowpack in the western US, and will be shown at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival during the 7 to 9 p.m. session on Feb. 24. COURTESY PHOTO come from people who want to be good stewards of their land and manage in a sustainable way, in the process helping fight climate change.” It would be easy for the films shown in the festival to be all doom and gloom, but Bickford said that’s why CEFF focuses on films that

inspire, as well as inform. “We’ve found that a festival atmosphere like this is great, because people really love to gather and talk about solutions after they see these kinds of movies,” she said. “We want people to walk away empowered and know that they want to get involved.”

— all children must bring a helmet of any kind to wear. For the drop-in classes, they last 30 minutes on the ice with instruction and a free nonalcoholic drink for $20. For more information, email curldenver@denvercurlingclub.com, call 303-321-1107, or visit www.DenverCurlingClub.com.

Project. From musicals to pop, every song choice will be performed by a talented member (or group) of the Denver Chorale, and is designed to have the audience rolling in the aisles. The chorale is a group of singers from throughout the metro area, and is led by founder and artistic director Valerie Montaño, a veteran music teacher. The group advocates the virtues of music, especially its healing power and guiding contribution to social movements. There will also be a silent auction with the opportunity to bid on meals, theater tickets, original artwork, handcrafted items, overflowing themed gift baskets and more. To learn more, visit denverchorale. org.

Clarke’s Concert of the Week - Majid Jordan at the Gothic Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan, made up of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, have provided plenty of backing vocals for more well-known artists like Drake, but they took their skills to a whole new level on their sophomore album, “The Space Between.” Now Majid Jordan will be taking the stage at Englewood’s Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. “The Space Between” is easily one of the year’s sexiest albums, but it explores all aspects of romantic relationships, including moving on from old loves to the fickleness of contemporary relationships. “One I Want” is one of the best singles of the year, and “Gave Your Love Away” shows the pair’s vocal range. While Majid Jordan is obviously heavily influenced by modern soul artists like Frank Ocean and Miguel, they add flourishes of electronic music that are all their own. Seeing and hearing how they translate all of this to the stage makes the show this week’s can’tmiss concert. To get tickets, visit www.gothictheatre.com. Life is a cabaret with the Denver Chorale The Denver Chorale is preparing to bring the laughs to audiences for its annual spring cabaret performance at the “Make ‘Em Laugh” Cabaret at Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. in Denver, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. The cabaret will feature a special guest performance by Third Kind Improv, which is the resident improv troupe for the Human, Kind Theater

Turn up for Buffalo Bill’s birthday Many people in Golden and beyond are aware of the big Buffalo Bill Days festival the city throws every summer. That’s some ways away, but those looking for a taste of the Old West can get their fix at the man’s birthday party. The free Buffalo Bill Birthday Party will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Rock Rest, 16005 Mount Vernon Road in Golden. There will be hundreds of reenactors from all around the region celebrating William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s birthday. Visitors can take a shot in one of the free outfits contests for a chance of winning cash and/or prizes from top artists and photographers. National best-selling author Reid Lance Rosenthal will be there selling and signing his books along with local authors Leslee Breene and Sam Pisciotta. Local favorites Timothy P. and Friends will perform, and there will also be free birthday cake and door prizes. For more information on the party, visit www.buffalobilldays.com. Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. A community editor with Colorado Community Media, he can be reached creader@coloradocommunitymedia.com.


February 16, 2018

THINGS to DO

THEATER

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at The Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Go to http://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/ Anglophile Afternoon Theatre: Mansfield Park: 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Go to arapahoelibraries.org. Something’s Afoot, A Musical Whodunit: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 23 to March 25 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Tickets available at townhallartscenter.org/ somethings-afoot.

ART/CRAFTS

Tween Time: Building with Legos: 5-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Agges 9-12. Go to arapahoelibraries.org. Open Play: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Englewood Public Library. Call 303-762-2560.

Learn About Outdoor Photography: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Ages 50-plus. Registration is required at 303791-7323 or DCL.org. Messy Art: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Englewood Public Library. Art session. Craft monsters out of Play-Doh. Dress to get messy. Call 303-762-2560.

MUSIC

Live: Park Hill Brass: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Park Hill Brass performance. Go to arapahoelibraries.org. Christopher Cross: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Go to http://parkerarts.org/2019/ Shows-Events

FILM/MOVIES

Lifetree Café Discussion Group: 5-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 (Does God Have a Plan For You? One Woman’s Quest to Save 300 Babies) at DAZBOG, 202 Wilcox St.,

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this week’s TOP FIVE Brains on Steroids Variety Show: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Three acts: the Dream Masterz, the Zip Code Man and the Psychic Soulmates Anthem and Aria. Reservations required. Call 303-660-6799 or go to http://tickets.amazingshows.com. The Hummin’Birds: Bluegrass & More: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial. Old-time Appalachian tunes with country, bluegrass, gospel, swing and original songs. Concert is part of Good Shepherd’s Music with a Mission Concert Series. Free admission. A “love offering” will be collected for Heifer International. Go to gshep.org/music-with-amission-concert-series

Castle Rock. Call 303-814-0142. Go to LifetreeCafe.com.

FOOD/COOKING

Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry: 4-6:30 p.m. Fridays in Lent (no service on Good Friday) at Ave Maria Catholic Church, 9056 E. Parker Road, Parker. Fish served with cole slaw, fried or baked potato, mac and cheese and dinner rolls. Takeout and drive-through available. Cost is $29 for a family; individual cost $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Homemade desserts also sold.

READING/WRITING

The Hybrid Author: Explore Publishing Paths: 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Go to arapahoelibraries.org. Local Author Showcase: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. For adults. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Meet the Author and Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at Tattered Cover at Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive. Reading, craft and book signing of “Snow Sisters” by Kerri Kokias, who grew up in Littleton. Go to http://www.tatteredcover.com/ new-event-calendar#eventid-138191 Writers Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Englewood Public Library. Writing discussion and practice with prompts and exercises. All experience levels welcome. For adults.

Meet Malcolm X at D.I.N.E.: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7401 S. Clinton St., Englewood. D.I.N.E. (Dinner, Ideas `N Exchange) program includes a three-course luncheon and presentation by Charles Everett Pace, who portrays Malcolm X. RSVP by Feb. 15 at http://www. coloradohumanities.org/products, or call Colorado Humanities at 303-894-7951. Opera Colorado’s ‘Cinderella’: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Concludes Highlands Ranch Cultural Association winter cultural series. Call 303-471-8859 or go to www. HRCAonline.org/tickets for tickets. Great Music from the Arts: From the Movies: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Littleton Symphony Orchestra concert. Call 303933-6824 or go to www.littletonsymphony.org.

EVENTS

Business Start-Up Basics: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane. For adults. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

John Springer’s Life and His Connection with the Cattlemen’s Beef Association: 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Drive, Highlands Ranch. Mansion tour starts at 6 p.m. Go to http:// thehrhs.org/

Unlock Social Security: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Uinta St., Centennial. Go to arapahoelibraries.org.

Board Game Day: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Englewood Public Library. Play games at the library. For all ages. No registration required.

Using Directories and Sanborn Maps to Learn About Ancestors: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Presented by Ed Storey, Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. Go to www.ColumbineGenealogy.com. Rich People Behaving Badly: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Presented by Dick Kreck, author and former Denver Post columnist. Go to ColumbineGenealogy.com. Tween Time: Building with Lego Bricks: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial. Ages 9-12. Go to arapahoelibraries.org. Gamers Guild Indoor Sports: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Sheridan Library, 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver. Ages 9-17. Go to arapahoelibraries.org. Robotics: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Presented by Pat Smith, Olli instructor. Go to douglascountyco.aauw.net. Contact Beryl Jacobson at 303-688-8088 or berylmjacobson@gmail.com.

Grow Your Nonprofit: 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet. For adults. Registration is required at 303791-7323 or DCL.org. Fandom Fun: 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial. Ages 9-17. Go to arapahoelibraries.org. Special Needs Sweetheart Dance: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Recreation Center at Southridge. Call 303-471-7043 or go to www. hrcaonline.org/tr Broken Tee Women’s 9 Hole Monday Golf League is seeking new members. League plays on Mondays from April to September at Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 W. Oxford Ave., Englewood. Contact Sharron Quirin at 303-549-8545.

EDUCATION

Pat Dorsey Fly Tying Seminar: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Orvis Park Meadows, 8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree. Led by guide, author and Blue Quill Angler co-owner Pat Dorsey, of Parker. Presentation is based on Dorsey’s best-selling book “Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies.” Learn to tie is favorite guide flies for the South Platte and techniques for how to rig and fish them. Call 303768-9600.

Lawn and Landscape Lessons: 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane. For adults. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Microsoft Excel, the Basics: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Englewood Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Registration required. Call 303-762-2560. Buddhism: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock. Active Minds program. Call 303-688-9498 to RSVP. Saudi Arabia: 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation. Call 303-762-2660 to RSVP. STEM Conference for Girls: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the University of Colorado, Boulder Engineering Center. For girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades; hands-on workshops. Adult program focuses on strategies for supporting girls’ academic success and paying for college. Register at www.expandingyourhorizons.org/ conferences/Boulder. Learn to Tie Flies: 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Feb. 24 at Orvis Park Meadows. Orvis provides all equipmenty. Sign up at www. orvis.com/s/park-meadowscolorado-orvis-retail-store/620 or call 303-768-9600.

HEALTH

Anticoagulation Basics: Through Thick & Thin: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Call 303-744-1065 or go to www. southdenver.com to register. Diabetes, Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance: 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 at South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Join Susan Weitkunat, RD, CDE as she teaches the ins and outs of diabetes and how to control blood sugar. Call 303-744-1065 or go to www.southdenver.com to register. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.


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Heritage senior Kylie Andrews acknowledges Eagles fans and teammates after winning the 100-yard freestyle and defending her state championship at the Class 4A state swimming championships, which concluded Feb. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Pool in Thornton. JIM BENTON

Heritage, Valor athletes claim titles Kylie Andrews won pair of events at state swimming, diving meet BY SCOTT HANSEN SPECIAL TO COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA

Three south metro area high school girls swim and dive teams had top 10 finishes at the CHSAA Girls 4A State Championships, which concluded Feb. 10. Valor Christian finished third, Heritage was fourth and Highlands

Ranch finished in a three-way tie for sixth place at the meet in Thornton. Colorado Springs’ Rampart High School completed an undefeated season with the state championship. Heritage and Valor Christian each won first place in three individual events. Heritage’s Kylie Andrews won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle en route to being named the 4A Swimmer of the Year. “Everyone here is the best of the best. The competition is as good as it’s going to be, so it makes me excited,” Andrews said. “My relationship with friends on this team and on other teams makes this priceless.

It really helps to have the support of my team behind me. It makes us better as a team.” Andrews, a senior, won both events by mere hundredths of a second over the elite competition and is headed to the University of Houston next season to compete on the Cougars’ swim team. “I felt most at home there and the coach and the team seem really welcoming and really good,” she said. “I’m going to continue to work hard and improve myself. SEE TITLES, P32

Arapahoe’s Cable wins 5A state diving title Warriors finish fourth as a team in Fort Collins BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Arapahoe junior Franny Cable made a big splash at the Class 5A Swimming Championships on Feb. 10 at the Eldora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins.

She won the divining title, which helped the Warriors finish fourth in the team standings behind state champion Fossil Ridge, Fairview and Regis Jesuit. Cable, a runner-up last season, finished ahead of Douglas County/ Castle View senior Sam Tamborski, who is headed to the University of Iowa to dive next season. Cable had 531.45 points compared to 499.10 for Tamborski. “(Cable) was determined to win,”

Arapahoe dive coach Jeff Smith said. “She is a competitor and when she gets focused you better watch out.” Arapahoe diver Kristen Belitz was the sixth-place diver. Senior Delaney Smith was the other standout for the Warriors. She was second in the 200 IM, fourth in the 100 breaststroke and swam on two relay teams in the finals. Gabreece VanAnne was seventh in the 50 freestyle. SEE CABLE, P32

ittle things can make a big difference in a basketball game and in life. Rock Canyon girls basketball coach Becky Mudd followed up on a good idea of creating a personal challenge for her players, and the game against Legend on Feb. 6 was designatOVERTIME ed the Small ActionsBig Changes game. Each girl selected a cause, person, family or group to play the game in honor of. The girls then had to commit to do a small action to support the person/ Jim Benton cause they selected. Sophomore Molly McEowen played for Alzheimer’s awareness, a disease that touches a lot of people, including her grandfather. For her action, she gave up eating lunch for a week and donated that money to Alzheimer’s research. Sophia Kozmata’s grandmother passed away from Parkinson’s disease, so Kozmata played for Parkinson’s awareness and wore colored laces. The senior forward shared what basketball meant to the family as they suffered with the disease. Saving animals from puppy mills was the selected cause for sophomore guard Dana Weiss, who is a vegetarian to support animals and is vocal about the mistreatment of animals. Several players got pledges for points, wrote cards and letters to people, did random acts of kindness, made donations, and wore special colored gear. All shared their stories with the team about their causes, such as Charity H2O, breast cancer awareness, diabetes, pediatric cancer, the American Heart Association, pancreatic cancer, Dr. Jill Pechacek 29:11 Challenge, Make-A-Wish and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Talking football Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey worked five seasons together broadcasting Denver Broncos football games on the radio as the play-byplay announcer and the analyst, respectively. SEE BENTON, P33


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4A, 5A GIRLS STATE SWIMMING, DIVING RESULTS

Valor Christian freshman Hosanna Amare swims a preliminary heat at the 4A Swim and Dive Championships at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton on Feb. 9. PHOTOS BY STEFAN BRODSKY

TITLES FROM PAGE 31

“I’m really happy that these blessings and opportunities are coming for me. It’s a chance to better myself.” As Andrews leaves Heritage, her mantle of two-time defending state champion could be grabbed by freshman teammate Anna Shaw, who won first place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.54, beating several upperclassmen in the event. “I’m excited,” Shaw said. “It was a big team effort today. Here at state, it’s a lot different with all age levels and it’s more competitive, but it’s the same spirit of fun.” Shaw also finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle, where she competed against eventual champion Andrews. In her next three years at the school, Shaw said she wants to improve in the same events, while also branching out to other areas. “I want to try out some new events and see what I can do in those,” she said. Meanwhile, Valor Christian picked up three of the final awards at state. Lori Stenstrom won Swim Coach of the Year, while her colleague Alton Irvin won Dive Coach of the Year. Valor Christian showed up as a dominating team in the relays, winning the 400-yard freestyle relay and setting a new 4A state record in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:35.90. “I’m so proud of them,” said Stenstrom, whose team also includes two of her daughters,

CABLE FROM PAGE 31

Rock Canyon finished sixth in the 5A team standings, Cherry Creek eighth, Mountain Vista ninth and Douglas County/

Heritage senior Tara Serocki swims a preliminary heat of the 200-yard freestyle event at the 4A State Championships on Feb. 9. junior Lindsay and freshman Ashley. “We had to overcome so much adversity this year and they had to dig deeper than we could have imagined. Their hearts and their desires to finish third in the state with the adversity we had to go through shows they can do anything.” Part of the adversity that the Valor Christian team overcame this year was the injury to last year’s diving state champion Izzi Mroz, who spent the entire regular season nursing a stress fracture. However, Mroz returned to dive in the state championships, where she reclaimed her title, finishing in first place over Rampart’s Maggie Buckley by just 0.15 points. “I didn’t think going into it that I could win state,” Mroz said. “It’s been pretty rough, but my parents always say that they

don’t raise quitters, so I kept telling myself that I wasn’t going to quit, and I was going to fight through it. The win feels really good right now, especially over the competition here.” Mroz, a senior, was named the 4A Diver of the Year after the state championships. She has accepted a scholarship to Virginia Tech University, where she will be competing on the diving team. Stenstrom said the award for coach of the year was a humbling and meaningful award for her. “It means everything. The reason is that this is an award voted on by my peers and I have so much respect for them,” Stenstrom said. “To see all that the other coaches do to put so much heart into their girls, and then for them to honor me, I’m really humbled.”

Castle View 10th. Mountain Vista’s Natalie Arky was the runner-up in the 100 butterfly and swam the first leg on the Golden Eagles’ 200 medley relay team, which was second and also was on the seventh-place 400 freestyle relay team. Holley Dennis was sixth in the 100

breaststroke and swam on both relay teams. Rock Canyon was led by Britt Nichols, who was fifth in the 500 freestyle and Jessica Beckwith, who finished seventh in the 100 butterfly. The Jaguars’ 200 medley relay team was sixth.

Class 5A Results for south metro area swimmers and divers in the finals at the Class 5A state swimming championships in Fort Collins: 200 medley relay: 2. Mountain Vista (Natalie Arky, Holley Dennis, Teagan Haberkorn, Annie Osmun) 1:45.53; 4. Cherry Creek (Lina Nakasone, Ella Drury, Sude Yilmazturk, Audrey Dixon) 1:46.47; 6. Rock Canyon (Makenna Mathieson, Olivia Luhnau, Jessica Beckwith, Chiara Robinson) 1:47.91; 7. Arapahoe (Delaney Smith, Anna Wetzel, Gabreece VanAnne, Lyndsey Wehr) 1:46.95. 200 freestyle: 8. Margaret Kroening, 1:56.93. 200 IM: 2. Delaney Smith, Arapahoe, 2:02.51; 7. Kaleigh Haworth, ThunderRidge, 2:09.20. 50 freestyle: 7. Gabreece VanAnne, Arapahoe, 24.44. Diving: 1. Franny Cable, Arapahoe, 531.45; 2. Samantha Tamborski, Douglas County/Castle View, 499.10; 5. Gretchen Wensuc, ThunderRidge, 465.20; 6. Kirsten Belitz, Arapahoe, 452.95 100 butterfly: 2. Natalie Arky, Mountain Vista, 55.67; 7. Jessica Beckwith, Rock Canyon, 57.75. 500 freestyle: 5. Britt Nichols, Rock Canyon, 5:11.22. 200 freestyle relay: 5. Cherry Creek (Audrey Dixon, Mikaela Kirton, Katie Steele, Meghan Atwell) 1:37.98; 6. Douglas County/Castle View (Madeline Bane, Faith McAllister, Emma Shumate, Margaret Kroening) 1:39.67. 100 backstroke: 3. Natalie Arky, Mountain Vista, 55.02; 4. Elsa Litteken, Douglas County/Castle View, 55.35; 7. Makenna Mathieson, Rock Canyon, 56.63. 100 breaststroke: 4. Delaney Smith, Arapahoe, 1:04.31; 6. Holley Dennis, Mountain Vista, 1:05.38; 8. Kaleigh Haworth, ThunderRidge, 1:06.79. 400 freestyle relay: 4. Rock Canyon (Regan Mathieson, Chiara Robinson, Makenna Mathieson, Jessica Beckworth) 3:33.00; 5. Arapahoe (Miri Griffin, Gabreece VanAnne, Anna Berdahl, Delaney Smith) 3:33.36; 7 Mountain Vista (Annie Osmun, Kiara Jasunas, Natalie Arky, Holley Dennis) 3:33.91; 8. Cherry

Creek (Allison Cremer, Nicole Bondurant, Ella Drury, Mikaela Kirton) 3:34.99. Class 4A Results for south metro area swimmers and divers in the finals at the Class 4A state swimming championships in Thornton: 200 medley relay: 8. Heritage (Lizzie Hunt, Megan Deevy, Gabby Ostrander, Madison Mitchell) 1:50.93. 200 freestyle: 1. Kylie Andrews, Heritage, 1:49.65; 8. Grace Mortimer, Highlands Ranch, 2:00.54. 200 IM: 2. Ella Kirschke, Valor Christian, 2:03.20. 50 freestyle: 1. Anna Shaw, Heritage, 23.54; 2. Aimee Burton, Highlands Ranch, 24.02; 6. Lindsay Stenstrom, Valor Christian, 24.17. Diving: 1. Izzi Mroz, Valor Christian, 464.40; 4. Gigi Beattie, Valor Christian, 449.85; 9. Kyrianna Chambo, Highlands Ranch, 403.10. 100 butterfly: 5. Aimee Burton, Highlands Ranch, 56.91; 8. Makayla Hoehn, Valor Christian, 1:00.06. 100 freestyle: 1. Kylie Andrews, Heritage, 50.66; 2. Ella Kirschke, Valor Christian, 50.84; 4. Anna Shaw, Heritage, 51:49; 6. Lindsay Stenstrom, Valor Christian,52.29. 500 freestyle: 6. Grace Mortimer, Highlands Ranch, 5:16.45; 8. Danielle Roney, Highlands Ranch, 5:25.00. 200 freestyle relay: 1. Valor Christian (Lindsey Stenstrom, Ashley Stenstrom, Makayla Hoehn, Ella Kirschke) 1:35.90 (4A state record); 2. Heritage (Kylie Andrews, Marissa Kiefer, Madison Mitchell, Anna Shaw) 1:36.68; 8. Highlands Ranch (Aimee Burton, Claire Bigler, Bryce Johansen, Mari Tobo) 1:40.33. 100 backstroke: 7. Lizzie Hunt, Heritage, 59.59; 8. Lauren VanFleet, Ponderosa, 1:00.03. 400 freestyle relay: 1. Valor Christian (Lindsay Stenstrom, Ashley Stenstrom, Makayla Hoehn, Ella Kirschke) 3:28.05; 3. Heritage (Caley Mitchell, Anna Shaw, Marissa Kiefer, Kylie Andrews) 3:33.59; 8. Highlands Ranch (Danielle Roney, Aimee Burton, Grance Mortimer, Keeley LaRiviere) 3:42.15.


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and do the things you want to do. When I watch him coaching, meeting with coaches or drawing up plays, he is a happy man. He showed me this can be done.”

I’m sure they probably talked a little about high school football, since Logan is the coach at Cherry Creek and three of McCaffrey’s four sons played for Valor Christian against Creek during that time. McCaffrey, who gave up his analyst duties last season, is now the head football coach at Valor. So once again Logan and McCaffrey will be talking high school football. “Dave was a great inspiration to me,” said McCaffrey. “I watched somebody I respect who played at a high level and is one of the best in the business at broadcasting, yet he still has the passion while coaching football. “He’s had unbelievable success in his high school coaching. It’s because he loves what he is doing. I love this sport too and love coaching it. He kind of paved the way. He showed me you could have a family, have a profession, coach high school football

Skill competition in ice hockey I recall a few of the first high school hockey games I witnessed a few decades ago. It was like watching the movie “Slap Shot,” where players resorted to playing a violent style to become popular. There wasn’t much attention paid to hockey. Most of the interest for the players and spectators centered around physical play on the ice, which often carried over off the ice by fans after the games. Times have changed and the skill level of high school hockey players is better. “High school hockey is getting better and better by leaps and bounds,” said former University of Denver coach George Gwozdecky, who is now the Valor Christian head hockey coach. “Of course you have your programs that are developing a little slower than other programs.

Standout Performers Alec Pell, Cherry Creek The junior contributed 17 points in a 60-45 Centennial League boys basketball victory over Arapahoe on Feb. 7.

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Goals by Henry Rabbe in the 3-1 victory by the Cherry Creek hockey team over Pueblo County on Feb. 9.

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Point halftime lead amassed by the Arapahoe girls basketball team in an 80-33 romp over Smoky Hill on Feb. 9.

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STANDOUT PERFORMERS are six athletes named from south metro area high schools. Preference is given to those making their debut on the list. To nominate an athlete, contact Jim Benton at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Kali March, Arapahoe The sophomore led the girls basketball team with 11 points and nine rebounds in a 46-33 loss to Cherry Creek on Feb. 7.

Nick Mejia, Heritage The 6-foot senior scored 37 points, which included two 3-point baskets and 15 free throws in an 81-71 setback to Douglas County on Feb. 6.

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“More and more kids are starting to move towards high school hockey for many reasons, and as a result it is getting more competitive. Rosters on the varsity teams are getting deeper. Kids are starting to realize they can get to junior hockey from playing high school, whereas in the past most of those kids had to play triple A hockey.” The regular CHSAA season is ending and 24 teams will advance to the state playoffs. The top eight teams in RPI rankings get byes into the second round. First-round games are scheduled for Feb. 20-21. Second-round and quarterfinals are set for Feb. 23 and 24. Frozen Four games are set for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Pepsi Center with the title game on tap for March 6 at the Pepsi Center. Top eight in the RPI after games of Feb. 9 were Regis Jesuit, Valor Christian, Monarch, Fort Collins, Steamboat Springs, Cherry Creek, Chaparral and Aspen. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968.

Lillian Johnson, Englewood The sophomore had nine points and 17 rebounds in a 29-17 girls basketball win over Fort Lupton on Feb. 6.

Olivia Schroeder, Littleton The senior guard scored 17 points in the 47-35 girls Jeffco 4A basketball conquest of Green Mountain Feb. 7.

Franny Cable, Arapahoe The junior won the Class 5A diving title at the State Championship Swimming Championships Feb. 10.

Straight losses by the Heritage boys basketball team following a 71-62 setback to Bear Creek on Feb. 9.

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Percent shooting from the field for the Littleton girls basketball team in a 49-22 loss to Golden on Feb. 11.

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Second-quarter points scored by the Cherry Creek boys basketball team in a 67-66 overtime loss to Eaglecrest on Feb. 9.

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PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

Public Notices Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

Public Trustees COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0671-2017

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 8, 2017, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records.

Original Grantor(s) KATHY R CANNON AND DANIEL CANNON Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR MARKET WISE MORTGAGE INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Date of Deed of Trust January 17, 2007 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust January 18, 2007 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B7007696 Original Principal Amount $195,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $228,291.81

Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 5, HAMILTON AND KILLIES BROADWAY HEIGHTS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 3780 S DELAWARE ST., ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110.

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/11/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;

IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 12/08/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

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DATE: 12/08/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Lauren Tew #45041 Nichole Williams #49611 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 00000007217664 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0671-2017 First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0618-2017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 9, 2017, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) TERRI A VERMILLION Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First Magnus Financial Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America Date of Deed of Trust September 29, 2006 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 05, 2006 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B6143015 Original Principal Amount $156,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $143,371.81 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Also known by street and number as: 2824 West Centennial Drive C, LITTLETON, CO 80123. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/14/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/18/2018 Last Publication: 2/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;

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THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/14/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/18/2018 Last Publication: 2/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Public Trustees

IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 11/09/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records.

Public Trustees

PARCEL ONE: LOT 1 BLOCK 1, MORGAN’S NEST SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 1, CITY OF AURORA, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. PARCEL TWO: LOT 2. BLOCK 1, MORGAN’S NEST SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 1, CITY OF AURORA, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 942 AND 946 South Fulton Street, Aurora, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

Eve Grina #43658 Jennifer Cruseturner #44452 Holly Shilliday #24423 Courtney Wright #45482 Erin Robson #46557 Jennifer Rogers #34682

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/21/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.

McCarthy & Holthus LLP 7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) 369-6122 Attorney File # CO-17-783694-LL The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 0618-2017 LEGAL DESCRIPTION CONDOMINIUM UNIT C, THE STEEPLECHASE III CONDOMINIUMS TOGETHER WITH GARAGE NO. C, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP THEREOF, RECORDED ON OCTOBER 22, 1997, AT RECEPTION NO. A7133750 IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR THE STEEPLECHASE III CONDOMINIUMS, RECORDED ON MAY 28, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7062094, IN SAID RECORDS. FIRST AMENDMENT RECORDED JUNE 10, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7068621, SECOND AMENDMENT RECORDED AUGUST 26, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7106125. THIRD AMENDMENT RECORDED SEPTEMBER 25, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7120772, FOURTH AMENDMENT RECORDED 102297 AT RECEPTION NO. A7133751, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Legal Notice NO.: 0618-2017 First Publication: 1/18/2018 Last Publication: 2/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0638-2017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 21, 2017, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) Raymond Bonsell Original Beneficiary(ies) TGP Opportunity Fund I. LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt TGP Opportunity Fund I. LLC Date of Deed of Trust September 16, 2016 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 21, 2016 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D6106121 Original Principal Amount $1,100,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $841,000.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to

February 16, 2018F

Original Grantor(s) Raymond Bonsell Original Beneficiary(ies) TGP Opportunity Fund I. LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt TGP Opportunity Fund I. LLC Date of Deed of Trust September 16, 2016 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 21, 2016 To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D6106121 Original Principal Amount $1,100,000.00 COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION Outstanding Principal Balance CRS §38-38-103 $841,000.00 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0644-2017 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of with regard to the following described Deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to Trust: pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidOn November 21, 2017, the undersigned Public ence of debt secured by the deed of trust and Trustee caused the Notice of Election and other violations thereof. Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A records. FIRST LIEN.

First Publication: 1/25/2018 Last Publication: 2/22/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;

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Original Grantor(s) MATTHEW T MACHETTA Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First Option Lending Current Holder of Evidence of Debt PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC Date of Deed of Trust July 09, 2014 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 18, 2014 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D4064233 Original Principal Amount $140,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $146,759.01

Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

LOT 14 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 15, BLOCK 8, PREMIER ADDITION TO ENGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 3450 S GRANT ST, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80113.

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/21/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.

Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

First Publication: 1/25/2018 Last Publication: 2/22/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 11/21/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Janet E Perlstein #13799 Christopher T Groen #39976 Fox Rothschild LLP 633 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 383-7623 Attorney File # 173817.00001 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0638-2017 First Publication: 1/25/2018 Last Publication: 2/22/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0644-2017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of

IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;

IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

DATE: 11/21/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

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The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Lauren Tew #45041 Nichole Williams #49611 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 00000007185697 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0644-2017 First Publication: 1/25/2018 Last Publication: 2/22/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0660-2017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 1, 2017, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) LORRAINE C. DIAZ Original Beneficiary(ies) UNIVERSAL LENDING CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company Date of Deed of Trust March 09, 2009 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 16, 2009 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B9026187 Original Principal Amount $938,250.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $357,162.96 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 6, BLOCK 1, GREENWOOD ACRES, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 5550 PEMBERTON DRIVE, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/04/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/04/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.

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First Publication: 2/8/2018 Last Publication: 3/8/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

On December 7, 2017, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records.

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Original Grantor(s) Michael C Locricchio and Richard Locricchio and Susanne Locricchio Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Eagle Home Mortgage, LLC Date of Deed of Trust September 25, 2015 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 02, 2015 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D5113330 Book: n/a Page: Original Principal Amount $249,796.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $243,466.57 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 6, BLOCK 18, CENTENNIAL ACRES SECOND FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 5094 South Grove Street, Englewood, CO 80110.

Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

DATE: 12/01/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/11/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.

Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Lauren Tew #45041 Nichole Williams #49611 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 00000007200736 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0660-2017 First Publication: 2/8/2018 Last Publication: 3/8/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0667-2017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 7, 2017, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) Michael C Locricchio and Richard Locricchio and Susanne Locricchio Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Eagle Home Mortgage, LLC Date of Deed of Trust September 25, 2015 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 02, 2015 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D5113330 Book: n/a Page: Original Principal Amount $249,796.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $243,466.57

NOTICE OF SALE

First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

SUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

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Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 12/07/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: David W Drake #43315 Scott D. Toebben #19011 Randall S. Miller & Associates PC 216 16th Street, Suite 1210, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 259-6710 Attorney File # 17CO00473-1 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0667-2017 First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0677-2017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 13, 2017, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) STEVEN T RAHN Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, PINNACLE MORTGAGE GROUP INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Date of Deed of Trust June 25, 2012 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 12, 2012 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D2075473 Original Principal Amount $137,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $124,140.69 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.

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ence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

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LOTS 14 AND 15, BLOCK 9, ROSE ADDITION TO ENGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 3262 S. LOGAN ST, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80113.

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/11/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;

IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

DATE: 12/13/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Heather Deere #28597 Toni M. Owan #30580 Halliday, Watkins & Mann, PC 355 Union Blvd., Ste. 250, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 Attorney File # 17-914-80045

The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015

LOTS 14 AND 15, BLOCK 9, ROSE ADDITION TO ENGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

Legal Notice NO.: 0677-2017 First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Public Knowledge = Notices Community

First Publication: 2/8/2018 Last Publication: 3/8/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;

IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

LOT 6, BLOCK 18, CENTENNIAL ACRES SECOND FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

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Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

Also known by street and number as: 5094 South Grove Street, Englewood, CO 80110.

Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

DATE: 12/07/2017 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

David W Drake #43315 Scott D. Toebben #19011 Randall S. Miller & Associates PC 216 16th Street, Suite 1210, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 259-6710 Attorney File # 17CO00473-1

The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015

Legal Notice NO.: 0667-2017 First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Also known by street and number as: 3262 S. LOGAN ST, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80113.

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

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THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/11/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/15/2018 Last Publication: 3/15/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

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IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF

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