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School districts brace for dip in home property taxes Gallagher Amendment could hit education funding, parks BY KYLE HARDING KHARDING@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Colorado homeowners will benefit from a property tax decrease next year, but local districts that are funded by property taxes are preparing for a hit. Since 1982, state property tax value has, by law, been made up of 45 percent residential tax revenues and 55 percent commercial tax revenues, per the Gallagher Amendment, which was enacted into the Colorado Constitution that year. But residential property taxes will drop next year for the first time since 2003, according to the state Department of Local Affairs, from 7.96 percent of assessed value to 6.56
“For our district, it means we’re going to have a tight year,” Diane Doney CFO, Littleton Public Schools
percent. New residential target percentages are set in non-assessment years. Due to the Denver-area increase in housing prices, along with a decrease in commercial values, residential property taxes have made up more than 45 percent, causing a mandatory cutback. Prior to the Gallagher Amendment’s passage, residential assessment rates hit 21 percent. What is good news for homeowners is cause for concern for local governments. “For our district, it means we’re going to have a tight year,” said Diane Doney, chief financial officer of Littleton Public Schools. “I’m hoping to avoid any draconian cuts.” Doney said it is hard to tell yet, but the district may take a cut of about $500,000. The district’s budget is about $150 million. She said that “$500,000 is not huge,” but noted that an increase in class sizes could be necessary. South Suburban Parks and Recreation District Finance Director Steve Shipley said the district could lose out on $2 million, or approximately 10 percent of its property tax revenue. The only option, he said, would be to go to the voters to increase the mill levy. “It’ll be big,” he said. Shipley said that rural areas of the state will be affected more, however, and when home values are reassessed next year there could be a correction. “I’m expecting a big increase in assessment,” he said.
NEWS IN A HURRY Join Arapahoe County 4-H Arapahoe youth ages five to 18 are invited to enroll in Arapahoe County 4-H by April 1. The program offers handson learning in more than 60 general, home economics and animal projects. The county’s most popular projects are shooting sports, cake decorating, clothing construction, rabbits and dogs. Llamas and alpacas are a new animal project this year. The annual fee for new members is $50. For more information or to receive a list of current 4-H clubs, call the 4-H office at Arapahoe County CSUExtension at 303-730-1920 or visit arapahoe.extension. colostate.edu. Citizen academy enrollment If you are interested in the lives of your city’s firefighters, want to know how to use Jaws of Life to save someone from a car crash, learn how to investigate the cause of a fire or learn how to better protect your family from a fire, enroll in the South Metro Fire Rescue citizen academy. This eight-week academy offers an opportunity to learn about modern fire-
fighting and learn life-saving skills. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6-10 p.m. starting April 5. Locations vary depending on the topic. Participants are expected to attend every class. The program is open to adults over the age of 18 who live in or work in South Metro Fire Rescue’s jurisdiction. To apply, submit an application by March 6. The application is available at www.southmetro.org. Mental health week Arapahoe Community College will host a week of educational events on mental health next month. Mental Health Week - Finding Hope will take place from March 6-10 at the Littleton campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, with visits from Behavioral Health Inc. and The Blue Bench. There also will be a screening of the documentary “ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle with PTSD” and a visit from former state Sen. Linda Newell. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact student.activities@arapahoe. edu or 303-797-5668.
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Centennial explores future of Arapahoe Road corridor BY STEPHANIE MASON SMASON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Faced with the prospect of having an earlier ordinance repealed, Centennial councilmembers have introduced three new ordinances dealing with development on the Arapahoe Road corridor. At the Feb. 6 city council meeting, the issue of the corridor’s future also drew public comment by six Centennial residents. In 2005, an amendment was adopted by the city that kept certain businesses from opening on the Arapahoe Road corridor. The ordinance, which roughly covers Arapahoe Road from Parker Road to Yosemite Street, bans the opening of restaurants with drive-in or drive-thru service, convenience stores and gas stations, vehicle sales and rental services, and car washes. In November of last year, the city council passed an ordinance by a 6-3 vote that lifted those restrictions. However, Centennial residents Jill Meakins and Tammy Hunter-Maurer were concerned about the potential for car dealership openings and increased traffic flow in the Arapahoe corridor. They started a petition to overturn the new ordinance and circulated it throughout the city in December. About 4,100 signatures were needed for the petition to be certified and 4,285 were collected. City officials met with the petitioners to discuss which potential new businesses caused the greatest and least concern, according to Allison Wittern, the city’s public information manager. From this meeting, three new ordinances were drafted and went through their first reading at the Feb. 6 council meeting. Two of the ordinances deal with defining spacing and area requirements and design standards for the corridor. The other ordinance allows certain businesses access to the Arapahoe corridor, including drive-thru restaurants. On Feb. 6, Hunter-Maurer, who said she has been a traffic engineer for 24 years, defended her decision on the petition due to her concern about the potential for increased traffic on Arapahoe Road. “This amendment allows for higher
traffic-driven businesses,” Hunter-Maurer said. “This change would impact commuters, employers and residents. With over 4,000 signatures on this petition, I hope you see that the residents are concerned about what happens to Arapahoe Road.” Hunter-Maurer said she has a private financial backer who provided funds for an attorney to draft the petition and for a company, Denver-based Black Diamond Outreach, to collect signatures. Thomas Ragonetti, a Colorado landuse attorney, spoke on behalf of the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, a company that purchased land on Arapahoe Road to build a Mercedes-Benz dealership. He believes the private backer is the Mercedes-Benz of Littleton, the same company that filed a lawsuit late last year against the proposed Centennial dealership, alleging that the new dealership would infringe on its turf. “It is a well-orchestrated and wellfinanced campaign to prevent one thing: prevent a new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Centennial,” Ragonetti said about the referendum. “As we further understand it, it was ordered, arranged and financed by the owner of a competing dealership in Littleton… it appears that your citizens and you are being misled to prevent fair business competition.” Mayor Cathy Noon said that while she believed the petitioner’s intentions were honorable, she thought the financial backers “had a different motive in mind.” “I really would not like outside interests to affect our elections,” Noon said. The council will vote whether to send the ordinance crafted in November to special election or repeal it completely at the Feb. 21 council meeting. Each council member expressed the desire to repeal the ordinance and adopt the three new ordinances. “Basically, this is one of those situations where I think you have to balance practicality versus principle,” said District 4 Councilmember C.J. Whelan. “I do agree with my fellow councilmembers that I will vote to repeal ordinance 2016-O-11 because, from a practical standpoint, I think it is the smartest thing for our city.”
Texting and driving bill advances STAFF REPORT
A bill to increase penalties for drivers convicted of distracted driving related to cellphone use passed the state Senate’s State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on Feb. 8 by a 4-1 vote. The committee amended some of the bill’s language and changed penalties assessed to drivers in an effort to gain more bipartisan support. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Lois Court, D-Denver, originally included a fine of $500 and five points on the driver’s license for a first offense and a $750 fine and six points for a second
or subsequent offense. Current law requires a $50 fine and one point for a first offense and a $100 fine and one point for subsequent offenses. After it was rewritten, the bill calls for a penalty of a $300 fine and four points on the driver’s license per occurrence. State Rep. Jovan Melton, D- Aurora, is sponsoring the bill in the House. The next step for the bill is a vote by the Senate Finance Committee, scheduled for Feb. 16. Court is confident the bill will advance to the full Senate thereafter and move to the House by the end of the month.
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Some find park conditions are for the birds Canada geese and their droppings pose a dilemma for groundskeepers BY KYLE HARDING KHARDING@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
The south metro area’s parks and golf courses have become popular spots for Canada geese, frustrating many walkers, golfers and dog owners. “Redstone Park is disgusting right now,” Highlands Ranch resident Carrie Comeford wrote on the Facebook page Word of Mouth Highlands Ranch. “There are so many droppings around the playground there... unsavory.” Other than the geese themselves, the most visible sign of the birds is their waste blanketing the ground of parks, golf courses and sometimes, sidewalks. However, the geese, which are a protected species by both federal and state law, can also damage golf course greens by pecking through the surface to get to sand, which aids their digestion. So why do the geese like it here so much? “There are two things that attract them,” said Dave Brueggeman, parks manager for South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. “Bodies of water and open grass to graze on.” South Suburban manages more than 2,000 acres of open space across the south metro area — primarily in the Littleton, Lone Tree and west Centennial areas — with 74 parks and four golf courses. South Suburban controls geese by “hazing” them when they become a nuisance — using air horns or The Goosinator, a remote-controlled “predator,” to scare them away. But hazing must be done constantly in order to keep the geese at bay. “Resource-wise, it’s taxing,” Brueggeman said. The Highlands Ranch Metro District uses a variety of tactics to attempt to scare geese away from Redstone Park, its largest complex, including coyote cutouts, balloons, streamers and remote-controlled devices, according parks and parkways manager Dirk Ambrose. “Nothing seems to reliably work for very long, nor can we afford to have
A GAGGLE OF FACTS • Canada geese call Colorado home yearround, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, but fall and winter see increased numbers as migratory birds come through. • The geese are protected by both federal and state laws, but non-lethal control activities in which there is no direct contact can be done without permits. This includes hazing, or scaring the geese away. • Egg and nest control activities, including coating the eggs with oil to keep them from hatching, require permits. • Other methods to control geese on property, Parks and Wildlife says, can include landscape modiﬁcation, such as planting trees, bushes or hedges between grassy areas and water, building barriers like fences or rock walls, not feeding them or using commercially available repellents. staff constantly move them along,” he said in an email. Jamie Noebel, community relations manager of the Highlands Ranch Community Association, said residents have complained about bird droppings in parks and on sidewalks. Ambrose said that goose complaints typically rise when the spring sports season comes around. “Although it sure seems that the goose activity is on the rise this year, we have no hard data to confirm that,” he said. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said it is hard to tell if the goose population has risen in recent years, but, anecdotally, there does seem to be more lately. The fact that the metro area’s largest bodies of waters don’t freeze over during the winter is an attraction for the geese. “We have open water all winter long so we have a heck of a lot of geese,” she said. Tim Davis, superintendent at Englewood’s Broken Tee golf complex, said in an email that the problem seems bigger this year. “It seems like every other golf course superintendent I talk to is dealing with a bigger mess than usual,” he said. Davis said that Broken Tee currently uses pyrotechnic devices to scare the geese away, but that doesn’t prevent them from landing on the course in the first place. Flashing strobe lights help deter them from nesting on the course’s ponds.
Redstone Park in Highlands Ranch has a pond and open space making it a suitable place for geese to dwell. PHOTOS BY ALEX DEWIND
WHAT’S THE HARM? Goose waste can pose potential health hazards to people and pets. According to the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management — a nonproﬁt organization run by professors from several universities — parasites and bacteria can be carried in goose feces. E. coli, salmonella and listeria are among them. They can also carry viruses, including avian inﬂuenza. However, the center cautions that the presence of a disease does not necessarily translate into a public health threat. Find out more at icwdm.org Brueggeman said another thing that South Suburban can do is to control nests, with permitting from Parks and Wildlife. This is done by coating the eggs with corn oil, preventing them from hatching. The district is legally permitted to oil 200 eggs per year. An alternative method to controlling geese that has emerged is to scare them away with trained dogs. Tim Eubank, owner Littleton’s of Up & Away Goose Control, said that border collies are particularly effective because their behavior mimics that of the Arctic fox, a natural predator. Eubank said he currently contracts with 12 apartment complexes, including one where an elderly woman was knocked down by an attacking goose, three golf courses, four churches and a business park.
Dozens of geese take a swim at a pond at Redstone Park in Highlands Ranch. He has also developed and marketed The Predator, a remote-controlled device similar to The Goosinator. Davis said that Broken Tee is working on a program to allow owners of herding breed dogs to train them on the course. He said dogs are typically the most effective form of goose hazing. He is also considering purchasing a remote-controlled device, which he says he has used effectively at another course he worked at. Churchill said trained dogs have proven successful and are allowed as long as they don’t harm the geese. Eubank’s dogs are trained not to touch the geese, but the geese don’t know that. “We’re just politely asking the geese to go hang out somewhere else,” Eubank said. — Staff writer Alex DeWind contributed to this report.
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Democrats want permanent funding for transportation Caveat that education spending must not be hurt is difficult part BY JAMES ANDERSON ASSOCIATED PRESS
On Feb. 9 at 4:59 p.m. Deputy Craig Hawkins from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an injured bald eagle in a Centennial yard. COURTESY PHOTO
Injured bald eagle found in Centennial yard euthanized Severe injury to wing ‘made treatment impossible’ BY STEPHANIE MASON SMASON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
An injured bald eagle found in a Centennial yard was ultimately euthanized because its injuries were too severe, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife official said.
At about 5 p.m. on Feb. 9, the Arapahoe County Sherriff ’s office responded to a call about an injured bald eagle on South Zeno Street in Centennial. Deputy Craig Hawkins was able to capture the eagle and put it in a dog crate. Colorado Parks and Wildlife transferred the eagle to Birds of Prey Foundation, a Broomfield nonprofit that rehabilitates injured birds of prey. SEE EAGLE, P27
Colorado’s Democratic House leadership said any effort to create a permanent funding source to improve the state’s congested road network must not sacrifice education spending. On Feb. 8, a month into Colorado’s four-month legislative session, House Speaker Crisanta Duran told reporters she’s “optimistically cautious” that talks with leaders in the Republican-led Senate will produce a possible ballot measure on paying for roads to be referred to voters. Transportation funding was declared a top priority in 2017 by lawmakers of both parties. But a detailed proposal has yet to be introduced by anyone, and Senate Republican President Kevin Grantham suggested this week that talks have been difficult. Colorado roads projects face a $9 billion backlog — plus a $1 billion maintenance bill each year. Other government priorities, including making up for chronically underfunded K-12 spending, must not be further
harmed by any roads deal, Duran said. Republicans have insisted that roads funding — especially issuing bonds — be paid for from the general fund. Democrats say there’s no money to back bonds. Complicating the task: General fund revenues will drop by at least $135 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1 because of a constitutional amendment that requires a reduction in residential property tax collections. Already, per-pupil spending is set to decline by $122 under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget. Public education has been shortchanged for years under a budgeting gimmick that’s allowed the state to rack up an $876 million debt in that sector. “We want to invest in transportation, but not at the expense of our kids,” Duran said. “It is imperative that we don’t continue to put a Band-Aid on our fiscal situation.” State Rep. Cole Wist, R-Centennial, was not impressed with what he heard from Duran. “Speaker Duran’s call for more taxpayer revenue without any offsetting tax reductions is a complete departure from constructive conversations with Republicans and shows she and the Democrats have given up on a fiscally responsible solution to transportation funding,” Wist said in a news release.
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Class boosts health, outlook of people with cancer BY STEPHANIE MASON SMASON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Sometimes, just one chair stand without assistance is the greatest victory, Sandy Dickman said. Dickman, a certified cancer exercise specialist and personal trainer for South Suburban Parks and Recreation, leads a group fitness class designed specifically for people with cancer. Living Well with Cancer is a 75-minute class that adult cancer patients can attend twice a week. It has been part of the Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial for 13 years. Cancer patients from all over the south metro area attend the class. “Exercise is medicine,” Dickman said. New participants go through a oneon-one assessment with Dickman. The assessment covers agility, strength, cardiovascular and overall physical
ability. It is used to create a personalized exercise program for the participant’s differing goals and needs. “Everyone is different,” Dickman said. “It is based on what kind of cancer they have. Some are in treatment, others are out of treatment.” Cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and core fitness are the focuses of the classes, which are $5 per session. The class registration Dickman is renewed monthly. Dickman recommends committing at least six months to the program to see signs of improvement. There are approximately 12 people in the program each month. Anyone who currently has or once had cancer can join the class. The goal, Dickman said, is to work with people going through treatment. She said some
ABOUT THE CLASSES When: 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday Where: Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial Who: People with cancer ages 18 and up How: To register, go to www.ssprd.org/ Catalog.aspx and click on “fitness.” The Living Well with Cancer class is in the “Group Training” section. people cannot take the class because of the physical strain that treatments can have. The reason exercise is so good for cancer patients, Dickman said, is that it stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps filter out impurities in the body. Dickman said the class is not for
mourning or feeling down about having cancer. “We call it a support group on the move, but it’s not depressing,” Dickman said. “If you have ever been to a support group, you know it is depressing. Everyone goes in and tells their sad story, and it is a sad story. But if you want to get better, you need something more positive than that.” Some people have participated in the program for years. Dickman said it becomes part of their lives. “I have been involved with this group of cancer survivors and (Dickman) for nearly six years,” said Mary, a class participant, who did not give her last name. “I was able to think I could beat this as I came to realize I was not alone; I am a survivor. We maintain a positive and upbeat attitude due to (Dickman’s) guidance as she keeps us moving. I always leave class glad that I attended that day.”
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VOICES Let others into your heart to put your problems in perspective
his week I would like to share a quick story with you about a boy and his journey and understanding of the bigger picture while finding purpose along the way to becoming a man. His story starts out very sadly as his father dies in a car accident when the boy was only 5 years old. He had a brother and two sisters, so his father’s death left his mom alone to raise four children on her own. Friends and neighbors helped out as much as they could and were around often enough in the beginning, but as time went on, they had to tend to their own lives and families. Extended family played a huge part of helping to raise the young boy and his siblings; in particular, his grandparents
were extremely loving and supportive. A few years went by and the young boy’s mother did remarry. However, it was an unhealthy marriage and there was plenty of trouble and hardships for the family. After enduring the marriage for 10 years his mother and stepfather divorced. Although difficult to get by and divorce is never easy, it was healthier for everyone. And within another two years, his mother remarried once again. This was also unfortunately a short-lived marriage as the boy, who by now was a teenager, watched as his mother’s newest husband and the family’s newest stepfather passed away unexpectedly one day while hanging the Christmas lights on the outside of the house.
Throughout this young man’s life, his grandparents had raised him in the church. However, as his life seemed to be filled with more struggles and misery than he felt he could handle, he was often conflicted with how he felt about the church and God. It seemed as though his friends and neighbors and cousins and other families had “normal” lives compared to his own life and he wondered for years why this was happening to him and his family. His patience eventually gave in to anger and resentment and he found himself shaking his fist at the sky and cursing and yelling at God. As time went on, he eventually found his way SEE NORTON, P11
Hey, speeders: There’s nothing pedestrian about this concern
Craig Marshall Smith
live on a street named after a sobbing tree. The street is a shortcut to a nearby high school. The posted speed limit is 25 mph. But you wouldn’t know it, mornings, when the teenagers are on their way. Maybe they’re just late for school. I wonder if they would rather be late for school, or headed to court, to appear in front of a judge on reckless driving and manslaughter charges? My street is lined with children — little children. Now and then, they get away from a parent. My street is lined with dog owners, who like to walk their dogs without the fear of turning into a couple of asphalt scabs. There’s one old guy who walks his incontinent dachshund off and on all day long.
He’s the neighborhood Grinch, but he loves his dog. The two of them are a familiar sight on my street. They don’t walk very far on each trip. The dog is old and has very short legs. In the morning this is what they hear: Whoosh. Whoosh. Whoosh. Whoosh. Teenagers, your first driver’s license, loud music, and obliviousness to the law all go together. And that’s fine. Take it out somewhere else. Just not up and down subdivision streets that are lined with children and dogs. John Kay is 72. He was born Joachim Fritz Krauledat in East Prussia, Germany (now a part of Russia). He and his family made their way to Canada, and then to the United States. He wears sunglasses, indoors and outdoors,
all day long. Kay is legally blind. The punch line is that Kay and his band Steppenwolf recorded a song that you could be listening to right now, as background for this column. “Born to Be Wild” is everywhere. Maybe you first heard it when you watched “Easy Rider” in 1969. Maybe you heard it again during the Coen brothers’ 2017 Super Bowl commercial. It was a teenager’s anthem when I was a teenager, and it still is. I was not, however, born to be wild. At the age of 15, I turned 35. I didn’t want it, it just happened. There was something about a murder. I was a witness. I had to sit up straight and talk like an adult for the first time. SEE SMITH, P22
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Tonsing will be missed Thank you for the thoughtful obituary about Robert Tonsing by Sonya Ellingboe. Former and current Littleton staff did a great job highlighting why Bob Tonsing was known as the “Father of Light Rail.” Bob’s work was key to securing Federal funds for the Southwest Light Rail in the late 1990s and to the 2004 passage of FasTracks. I had the pleasure of working with Bob starting when I first was elected to the Littleton City Council in 1987.
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In that capacity, I understood how vital Bob’s work was in the mid-to-late 1980s because it ensured that Littleton got on the funding list in the first place. Bob would report at council meetings (with obvious relish!) about the intricate bureaucratic process of getting the go-ahead from the old Urban Mass Transit Administration. During these reports, I could not help but marvel that any council member would invest so much time understanding this arcane process. But Bob’s attention
and willingness to roll up his sleeves paid off. This was especially true as the heavy-hitter Denver Tech Center business leaders tried to push the Southeast Line ahead of the Southwest Line, setting off an ugly fight. It was Bob’s deep understanding of the process — in addition to his toughness — that helped us prevail. Bob Tonsing served the Littleton community and the entire region in an exemplary way. He will be sorely missed. Patricia Cronenberger Littleton
Time for better health care fix The guest column by Joe Sammen demands a response. I find it very ironic he cites studies that the repeal of the ACA without replacement would lead to millions uninsured and replacement must contain certain protections. Where was this concern when millions lost coverage at the implementation of the ACA in the first place? The implementation of the ACA had to rely on deception (Pelosi: “We have to pass the law to find out what’s in the law”), and lies
(Obama: “If you like your plan you can keep you plan; if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”) to become law in the first place. Yes, pre-existing coverage and adult children staying on parents’ plans until 26 are the good parts of the ACA. And they should be part of any new replacement plan. But the answer was to not upend coverage for 100 percent of the population to solve a problem for 10-15 per-
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Here are a few tips for finding the truth and taking action
ver the last few weeks, I’ve received numerous questions about what’s really happening in our government, and what can we do to get more involved. What’s an executive order and how does it work? Where are the checks and balances, and how do they work or not work? What’s all the fuss about Cabinet nominations? How do I get my voice heard with my elected officials? How do I find out the real truth behind “alternative facts,” fake news, and social media opinions and find resources that are factual? Because most of us haven’t had any education about our government since high school civics class or have any experience within the government, these are really good questions that are now being asked by people in all walks of life. There is now cause (and for some, alarm) for all of us to be educated about how our government and politi-
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back to church again, and he actually volunteered as one of the youth directors of the church. Every Friday night he would help the youth pastor lead the group. The youth group was open to everyone, not just members of that particular church. One Friday night a young girl showed up to attend youth group. She kept to herself most nights and was very quiet. And then one night, an opportunity came up that allowed the young man and the new girl attending the youth group meetings to talk. And as she shared her story, in that instant, the young man knew immediately that everything that had happened to him as he was growing up did not happen to punish him, but rather to prepare him for something bigger in his life. He was being prepared for this very moment with the young girl, and as he would find out later in life, he was also being prepared for many other opportunities just like it. You see, the young girl shared with him that she was feeling bad, she was feeling hurt, and she was feeling sad and angry all at the same time. She had lost her mom, her father remarried, he later divorced, and then remarried again, and then unfortunately divorced again. She felt it was somehow her fault. She shared that her friends all seemed to live “normal” lives and seemed so much more stable. She was tired of the way people looked at her and her family. She felt like she didn’t belong.
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cal system work and how we can influence them, or even revolutionize them. So since you’ve asked, I’ve decided to host a town hall to help answer your questions from an insider’s perspective. It will be scheduled soon, but for now, here are a few tips Linda Newell and resources you can access right now: • Find your electeds: You have city, county, state and federal representatives who work for you. Know them. To find yours you can go to www.votesmart.org. It’s not a perfect site, but you can find yours at all levels of government from entering in your 9-digit zip code. • Watch your electeds in action: Sign up for their email newsletter so
As the young man listened, with his own heart breaking as he was hearing his own life story played back to him, he was able to look her in the eye and not say, “I think I know how you feel.” Instead he was able to say, “I know exactly how you feel.” He shared his own story and there was immediate trust amongst them. The young girl continued attending youth group, made many friends, and her own family life stabilized as she grew and matured as a person and in her faith. And again, in that one instant, in that very moment, a boy, turned teenager, turned young man, realized that there really is a bigger picture, there really is a purpose, he was not here by accident, and that his own life story, even as tragic as it may have seemed, was leading him and preparing him for something far greater in life. And sometimes it takes years, maybe even many years for us to get past the anger, frustration, and pain before we can see and understand it all. We just have to be open to seeing it, or we may end up missing the opportunity to see the bigger picture and finding our own purpose. How about you? Is something happening right now that is confusing, frustrating, and making it hard for you to see the bigger picture? I really would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@ gmail.com. And when we can look through and even past the tragedies and triumphs of life so that we can see the bigger picture, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.
than what the ACA did to everyone else. But Obama put his ideology ahead of what was good for the country and we ended up with what we have today — a failed ACA that has to be repealed and replaced. Greg Nierling Centennial
you can see what they’re working on and when they’re hosting town halls. Not all officials have town halls or if so, not often, so you need to show up at those to give them your thoughts. (Remember to ensure them that you’re a constituent, you’re NOT being paid to be there, and you vote.) • See how your electeds vote: You can use www.smartvote.org for this, but there are also two other sites at the state level (where many of our pertinent laws are drafted) that can help you — http://leg.colorado.gov/ or a new site just recently launched: https://digitdemos.com. • Communicate with your electeds: Let them know how you feel about topics, issues, or bills moving through the process BEFORE they vote. Send them an email, call them, or tell them in person, if possible. But when you do, in the first line, remember to mention that you’re a constituent so they’ll pay more attention, hopefully. Hint: Honey
works better than vinegar. Much of the time, the first people to hear or see those are volunteer or very low-paid interns, and they’re just trying to do their job as best as they can, like you. • Biggest tip of the day: In order to influence effectively, you need to be educated before you can advocate. Take the time. Your health or life may depend on it. Wish I had more space and you had more time, but for now, try some of these, and look for more tips next time on finding factual news. And look for my town hall and documentary coming soon! Linda Newell is termed out as the state senator of Senate District 26 and is now educating people on how to understand and influence their government. Look for her upcoming documentary to be released soon. She may be reached at email@example.com or senlindanewell.com or @sennewell on Twitter.
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Trend helps create connections while boosting love of reading BY STEPHANIE MASON SMASON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
fter the bus drops her off from school, London Branch, 5, runs to her Little Free Library box to look for a new
book. “It is almost like a treasure box, you never know what you are going to discover,” said Fernando Branch, London’s father. Rewind to spring break 2016. Fernando, a principal at Noel Community Art School, decided to spend his weeklong break to complete a project with his daughters that would benefit the community. Despite the cold weather and 1-yearold daughter Lauren’s persistence in stealing the wood glue, Fernando and his family built their Little Free Library and put it up in front of their home on South Madison Circle in Centennial in mid-January. Building the box is a memory he will always have with his daughters, Fernando said. London adores keeping track of what is new. For both of his daughters, their favorite book found in their library, so far, has been “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. “She runs over there to see if some-
NOT JUST FOR YOUNG FAMILIES Young families are not the only Little Free Library lovers. Josh Beers, 17, from Golden employed his Boy Scout troup to build some for the community. Each year, Boy Scouts plan, fund and complete service projects to earn their Eagle Scout badges. Josh’s mom told him about a Little Free Library she came across on her walk and, after some research, Josh decided to make a few for his service project.
MAKE YOUR OWN ganized members from Troop 130 in Golden to construct three little libraries. “I organized everything and taught everyone what to do,” Josh said. “It was really easy.”
On littlefreelibrary.org, a variety of alreadybuilt library hutches are available for purchase. For those interested in building a Little Free Library, the website offers resources, support and inspiration.
After planting the libraries in front of a church, an apartment complex and within a community, Josh found that each library is sustaining itself.
In addition, you can find the Little Free Library nearest to you by going to the same website and clicking on “map.”
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With blueprint help from his father, Josh or-
“Now I can say that I found that they are being taken care of,” Josh said. “Sometimes they get a little empty, but there is always that person who will come and put a ton of books in.”
one has put something in there that she wants,” Fernando said. “I love to see that it started an enthusiasm for reading in her.” Fernando also is excited about the response from his neighbors. “While I was out there with the girls measuring, people would stop and ask what we were doing,” Fernando said. “It started so many conversations.” Conversations at the box go beyond a friendly “hello.” He finds the Little Free Library to be a way for people to learn about the diversities found in his own neighborhood. He believes it brings people together with similarities. “When we engage in these projects with our families, it encourages the American values that we share,” Fernando said. “The core of reading is
education. As a society, we are really quick to point out the differences of us all. But if we focus on the love of the things we share in common, like the love to read and educate ourselves — that is a unifier.” The Little Free Library is, at its core, a small-scale neighborhood book exchange. A structure sheltering between 20 to 60 books is built or purchased by a community member and planted in the community. Whoever comes across a Little Free Library is welcome to either take a book or leave a book. Margret Aldrich, media and programming director at the Little Free Library nonprofit organization, based in Hudson, Wisconsin, said the library becomes self-sustaining. All family-friendly reading materials
“I liked the idea of a self-sufficient library,” Josh said. “It was like an experiment.”
In late January, the Little Free Library started the Action Book Club. This club encourages participants to engage with their community by reading books on timely topics, engaging in lively conversations and committing to community service projects. Different book clubs can communicate online. To sign up an Action Book Club of your own, visit littlefreelibrary.org/actionbookclub.
are welcome in the exchange. Self-help, Westerns, science fiction, picture books and many more genres are encouraged to circulate through the libraries. The first Little Free Library was built in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2009 by Tod Bol in tribute to his book-loving mother. The Little Free Library became a nonprofit in 2012. The little library trend has grown to 50,000 set-ups in 50 states and in 70 SEE LIBRARY, P13
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Swallow Hill gives new songwriters a chance to shine ne of the trickiest things about being a musician is getting your music out there where people can actually
hear it. And while there’s a slew of online platforms to host music for free, that doesn’t mean people will hear it. That’s where Swallow Hill Music comes in. For the ninth year, the organization is hosting its annual Young Writers Competition for performers in middle and high school. “Submissions have to be original lyrics that can be performed live,” said Cheri Gonzales, director of Swallow Hill’s school operations. “The biggest prize for our winners is the opportunity to perform at our venues, and to have some time in a professional recording studio.” But for Thomas Koenigs, who won the contest in 2015, there was a greater prize. “Winning wasn’t the most important thing, although it was very gratifying,” he remembered. “For me, the best part was meeting all these people, and making some crazy important connections.” Swallow Hill is accepting submis-
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countries. Colorado is home to more than 600 Little Free Libraries. According to Aldrich, the libraries become community hubs. There is no style guide dictating the appearance of a Little Free Library. Though the usual structure resembles a birdhouse or a dollhouse, people are encouraged to be creative. There are Little Free Libraries y that are brightly painted or shaped like robots, police-call boxes, whales, log cabins and rowboats. A $40 registration fee puts the library on the website’s official community map and database. The company sends an
sions until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24. Gonzales said the nonprofit usually receives about 20 to 30 submissions, and from there 10 contestants are selected to perform live on April 1, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Denver. Clarke Reader There are no genre limitations for entry, and over the years participants have included a cappella, solo singer-songwriters, duos and groups. “It’s really whatever the performer feels is the best way to express themselves,” she said. “We’ve had people who take the Bob Dylan, solo acoustic guitar route, to multi-instrumentalists who are able to pull off really dynamic performances.” For Koenigs, music was a way to channel his interest in writing and appreciation for artists like Dylan and Creedence Clearwater Revival. “I’d taken some rock classes, but had only written some basic chord progressions,” he said. “It was nerve-
official “Little Free Library” sign and an information and resource packet. The trend also helps the homeless, who may not have access to books at conventional libraries because they have no address, Aldrich said. Love at first sight Five years ago, Todd Walsh, his wife and their two daughters spent a vacation visiting friends. During a walk, they discovered a Little Free Library. The family instantly fell in love with the idea. Three summers later, Walsh was hammering the nails into his own Little Free Library for his home on West Applewood Knolls Drive in Lakewood. “Where we live in Lakewood, our house is right on the corner and it is a popular route to a park,” Walsh said.
CLARKE’S ALBUM OF THE WEEK Selection: Ryan Adams’ “Prisoner” released on Pax Am/Blue Note records. Review: Adams’ first album of new material since 2014, “Prisoner” is a moving and heartfelt exploration of loves ending and beginning, at least partly inspired by his divorce from Mandy Moore in 2015. The album showcases some of Adams’ best and most devastating songwriting, and anyone wracking to get up and perform something I had written, but everyone was so friendly, and helped me get better.” The professional performance and recording opportunities are a great boon to its winners, Gonzales said, but any occasion to play music live is a plus. “For a lot of contestants, they’re just getting started in the professional music process,” she said. “Giving them a chance to put their work out there is very important, and we make sure everyone is very encouraging throughout the process.” Currently, Koenigs is studying English literature, but the people he met in the competition are still a part of his life.
“We have a lot of foot traffic.” The Slater Elementary School teacher only had time to work on the project while his daughters Maya, 6, and Nora, 4, were napping. While working on the project, Walsh’s neighbor walked across the street to see what was going on. The two discussed the Little Free Library and decided that their neighborhood needed not one, but two of the book hubs. Walsh completed both projects after a month of work. One is dedicated solely to housing children’s books while the other, directly across the street, holds books for teen and adult readers. “It has been amazing and we have loved it,” Walsh said. “It has been a great way for us to meet people. It is a great conversation starter. We watch
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who has suffered a broken heart while find a line or two that hits like a punch to the gut. But for both Adams and the listener, there’s also beauty and release to be found in music. Favorite song: “Shiver and Shake” Best homage to Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love”: “Tightrope” “The whole environment for this was so supportive,” he said. “There’s no downside to taking a chance and trying this.” For more information, and submission guidelines, visit www.swallowhillmusic.org/community/young-songwriters-competition. Clarke Reader’s column on how music connects to our lives appears every other week. A community editor with Colorado Community Media, he admires anyone who performs their material live. Check out his music blog at calmacil20.blogspot.com. And share your performance stores at creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com.
from the windows and love seeing families on bike rides stop and take books.” Walsh did not stop building at two little libraries. The Slater Elementary sixthgraders, as a tradition, leave a contribution to their school before advancing to middle school. They commissioned Walsh in 2016 to make a Little Free Library for the school. To this day, passersby knock on Walsh’s door and ask him about the little library outside his home. Many people ask him to make a little library for their neighborhoods miles away. “It really is a conversation starter,” Walsh said. “Normally someone might say ‘hello,’ but now we have gotten to know so many of our neighbors because we have something to talk about.”
London and Lauren Branch helped their father, Fernando, build a Little Free Library for the Centennial neighborhood they live in. COURTESY PHOTO
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New Orleans sound coming around The Subdudes, who originally formed in 1987 in New Orleans, and did a farewell tour and then regrouped, will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 8 p.m. March 3. The five musicians promise jazzy dynamics, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness. Tickets start at $33, lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000. ‘Eye of the Camera’ The Littleton Fine Arts Board presents its 51st photography exhibition, “Eye of the Camera,” from Feb. 17 to March 26 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The juror is Randy Brown of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Open during museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 303-795-3950. Books! Books! Books! The Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum offers autographed copies, first editions and other unusual books through Feb. 26 in the third annual silent auction at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Volunteer Sue McNamee says to look in the large glass cases just inside the entrance to see what’s available, then look at the notebook (with the FOL/M volunteer or at the Main Desk) to see description, photos and
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existing bids to date. The first set will be displayed through Feb. 26, when a second set goes on display until March 12. Some more valuable items will be shown all four weeks. Ask if you want to see the book more closely. Included: “No Future Without ForDesmond Sonya Ellingboe giveness,” Tutu’s memoir, autographed; “Seven Godivas” written for adults in 1937 by Dr. Seuss; and more. Revisit to see if your bid is still top!
Dorothy Tanner “Lumonics” artist Dorothy Tanner will appear at Museum of Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery and Hampden Hall, in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, for the screening of a short film about Mel and Dorothy Tanner and a brief discussion with MOA Executive Director Cynthia Madden Leitner about the couple’s artistic journey. Refreshments in the gallery will follow. The event is on Feb. 25 starting at 1 p.m. 303-806-0444; moaonline.org. (The exhibit runs through March 24.) SEE SAMPLER, P27
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Foods are cooked from scratch by volunteers and the menu differs monthly, as First Presbyterian Church Littleton launches a monthly free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month, inviting folks from the neighborhood and beyond. “We don’t know how many will show up,” Lynda Kizer said. “We’ll cook for 100.” They have arranged to give surplus food away, so it isn’t wasted. Chairperson Lynda Kizer said that each dinner would be at 6 p.m. and reservations are not necessary. She hope the January guests (about 30) will tell their friends as they said they would, so the program will grow. She is proud that they are able to have colorful tablecloths and real dishes and silverware. The large church kitchen has been remodeled recently and has a long counter that makes serving easier for the willing volunteers, who take turns cooking and serving. Kizer said
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she has about 25 volunteers who help cook, serve and clean up. The tasty January meatballs, sausage, spaghetti and salad dinner was prepared by active church members David and Stacey LeMay from old family recipes, and dessert cookies were baked by various congregation members. Guests were invited to enjoy seconds and take to-go boxes if they wished. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed as table conversation from kids, parents and seniors filled the room. “There is always a bowl of fresh fruit,” Kizer said. When Kizer first had the idea, they started with quarterly dinners and a team of five. She and others funded the start-up and now have money from the church’s mission fund. This year, friends contributed a check that will probably cover the whole year. “Cooking from scratch really saves money and we got the plates tax-free. The congregation donated the silverware. It’s fun to see the volunteers — I practically had to beat them off with a stick,” Kizer said with a laugh. The last Tuesday seemed like a good day since budgets may get tight at the end of the month. The 6 p.m. Feb. 28 menu will include hardy chicken stew, cheese biscuits, two salads, fruit and of course, homemade cookies!
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MILESTONES Matthew Alexander Budrow, of Centennial, graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Kaitlen Renee Carter, of Centennial, graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in education, integrated studies, from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Carter also was on the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor. Trinity Cerza, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. James William Cox, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Emily Grace Cutter, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Joy Elizabeth Dafoe, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Catherine Camille Dameron, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Madeline Elaine Doucet, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Sydney Ederhoff, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Black Hills State University, in Spearfish, S.D. Hannah M. Ficker, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s
list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Lindsey Noel Fullmer, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. John Grunst, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 president’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Janae Hall, of Centennial, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from the University of Kansas. Matthew Thomas Horn, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Nicholas James Iwata, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Doane University. A sophomore, Iwata is a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School, boys’ division. Alexis Lahana, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 president’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Kate Leeuwenburg, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 president’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Kayla A. Lewis, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Jenna E. Long, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Columbia College, Denver campus. Grace Maddock, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s
honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Grant Connor McGinty, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Jordan D. Millhollin, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. David Moore, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Kathleen Morris, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Tram Bich Nguyen, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Doane University. A sophomore, Nguyen is a graduate of Arapahoe High School. Carrie Plank, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 president’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Joseph A. Rosales, of Centennial, was named to the spring 2016 honor roll at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. Austin J. Rousselle, of Centennial, was named to the spring 2016 honor roll at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. Jenna Lynn Russell, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Matthew Thomas Siegle, of Centennial, was named to the fall
2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Robert Shepherd, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman. Jenae Stutzman, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s honor roll at Goshen College. Stutzman is a freshman studying molecular biology/biochemistry. She is a graduate of Littleton High School. Maya Sue Sjoberg, of Centennial, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. SEE MILESTONES, P22
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‘All That Jazz’ concert set for Lone Tree Arts Center BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Denver Concert Band conductor Jacinda Bouton has announced that Queen City Jazz Band will be the invited guests at the bands’ Feb. 26 collaborative concert, “All That Jazz,” at 2:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The two bands will play separately and together for an afternoon of joyful music, beginning with “Symphonic Dances from `West Side Story’” by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Paul Lavender. Queen City Jazz Band, QCJB, will follow with a group of selections from its sizable repertoire, followed by the two bands playing “Buddy’s Habits” together. Following intermission, the DCB will perform Gary Zeik’s “Burnin,’” followed by 10 minutes of QCJB selection.
IF YOU GO THE DENVER CONCERT BAND AND QUEEN CITY JAZZ BAND will perform “All That Jazz” at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10025 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: $13-$20, 720-5091000, lonetreeartscenter.org. Then the two band will combine sounds for “Platte River Ramble,” “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” “Nobody Knows Me,” including QCJB’s vocalist Wendy Harston, and finally, “Oxford Stomp.” Tuba player and retired Metropolitan State University professor Bill Clark directs the QCJB. (He is also the spark behind the annual “Tuba Christmas” in downtown Denver, which draws 100 or more festively dressed and decorated musicians to play together.)
The Queen City Jazz Band, with vocalist Wende Harston, will perform with the Denver Concert Band on Feb. 26 at Lone Tree Arts Center. COURTESY PHOTO
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‘Bonnie & Clyde’: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays from Friday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, March 19, at 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Additional show time at 2 p.m. March 4. Tickets available at the box office, by calling 303-794-2787, ext. 5, or online at townhallartscenter.org/ bonnie-clyde. A Little Cinderella and Tea Party: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26, at Cleo Parker Robinson Theater, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver. Presented by Ballet Ariel. Call 303-945-4388 or go to www.balletariel.org.
17th Avenue Allstars Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial. Go to http://gshep.org/ministry/musicmission-concert-series Groove N’ Motion Performance: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver. Full access to the museum, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a performance of classics from Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, and Tower of Power, as well as current well-known hits. Tickets are available at: https://events. r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edi7d 91yd7780534&oseq=&c=&ch=. Contact Scott at 303-5218206 or scott@ groovenmotion. com for information. Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Shows: 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at CU Denver South, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker. For ages 6 and younger, and their families. Children surround the 30-plus piece orchestra and interact with the conductor and musicians. Register at insidetheorchestra.org/tiny-tots-events or by calling 303-355-7855.
Now Playing Film Series: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane. Drop in for a free showing of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.” No registration required; call 303-791-7323 or go to DCL.org.
this week’s TOP FIVE Arapahoe Philharmonic Presents ‘Eastern Powers’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. Concert preceded by a talk with Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes and guest soloist Phoenix Avalon at 6:45 p.m. A musical glimpse at two prolific Russian classical composers Dmitri Shostakovich and Modest Mussorgsky. Go to www.arapahoephil.org. Knights of Columbus Gala 2017: 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree. Black tie optional. Dinner, dance and auction presented by Knights of Columbus Council 1498. Register and pay online at http://tinyurl.com/jhzhce6. Call 303-925-0004. Looking for Love Online After 50: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. First part of two-part series explores the highlights and pitfalls of online dating for those 50-plus.
Caturday Morning and Dog Day Afternoon: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Pet extravaganza includes activities, crafts, pet adoptions, homemade pet treats and more. No registration required; call 303-791-7323 or go to DCL.org. More than a March: 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at Castle Rock Unitarian Universalist Community, meeting at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock. The Rev. Julia McKay is the guest speaker. Contact Cath Wyngarden at cath@cruuc. org to RSVP. Potluck and social hour follows the exploration. Bring food or drink to share. Casual attire welcome. Presidents, Governors Impact on Colorado: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at the Highlands Ranch Recreation Center at Southridge, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Learn about the U.S. presidents who did the most for Colorado. Also, learn about the good, some bad and some very bad Colorado governors. Program of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society. Go to http://thehrhs.org/ Obituaries from The Denver Post: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd.,
Second part of series is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Features writing workshop for creating an online dating profile. Ages 50-plus. Registration required; call 303-791-7323 or go to DCL.org.
Yoga with Laurie: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at Valley House, 255 S. Valley Drive, Castle Rock. Laurie will guide participants through yoga poses with a focus on the breath while teaching them to concentration on the present. Event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Call 303-4825552 for information or to RSVP.
Family Tree Maker Software, Part 1: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. A good user-friendly genealogy software program is essential to organizing your research. Program led by Deena Coutant. Go to www.ColumbineGenealogy.com. Live Show and Stuffed Animal Sleepover: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Bring a stuffed animal to see “The Berenstain Bears LIVE!” at the Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center. After the show, drop your animal off at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, for a sleepover. Pick up animals at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and see photos of their overnight adventures, enjoy storytime, and create a craft. Sleepover activity is free, but registration is required. Call 303-791-7323 or go to DCL.org. Must have ticket for 6:30 p.m. show to participate.
Centennial. Obituaries can be a goldmine of personal data as well as a trap of misinformation. Former Denver Post journalist Claire Martin describes writing obituaries as extraordinary because of the opportunity it gave her to tell the life stories of many different people and to look at their place in history. Go to www.ColumbineGenealogy.com. Love Is In the Air Film Series: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way. Stop by for a screening of “Moonrise Kingdom,” followed by a discussion with local film expert Matt Wigdahl. Registration required; call 303-791-7323 or go to DCL.org. Special Needs Sweetheart Dance: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Recreation Center at Southridge, Wildcat Auditorium. Ages 16 and older. Highlands Ranch Community Association program includes games, fun and food. Call 303-471-7043, email summer. email@example.com or go to www.hrcaonline.org/tr.
and How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way. Register at www. stephenministry.org/workshop or call 314-428-2600. Root Beer Float Social: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Victorian House, 19600 Victorian Drive, Parker. Root Beer Social is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Call 303-482-5552 for information or to RSVP. Free Healthy Community Dinner: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton. No reservations are required. Call 303-798-1389 or go to fpcl.org/ dinner. Dinner is served the last Tuesday of each month; 2017 dates are March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31 and Dec. 26. Thanksgiving Day meal is served from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23.
Video Chat Pitchfest for Authors, Agents: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1101 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton. 24 agents representing all genres of fiction and categories of nonfiction will be available for 240 10-minute video pitch sessions. Go to www.ultimatepitchfest.com or call 310-210-9221.
Visiting Cuba, Land of Mystery and Beauty: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Author and international tour director Frank Slater has completed 26 tours in Cuba during the last three years through the peopleto-people program. He will talk about the history of Cuba, the embargo and blockade, as well as the current Cuban culture. Call 303-795-3961.
Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Mountainview Christian Church, 40 Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief, An Intro to Stephen Ministry
St. Louis Parish Blood Drive: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3310 S. Sherman St., Englewood. Contact 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
Health of the Human Spirit: 6:308 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. Brian Luke Seaward, author of “Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality,” weaves theory and story, personal experience and humor, wit and love in a way that both educates and inspires. Go to www.stlukescse.org. Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Blood Drive: 9-10:40 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. Contact 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org. Littleton United Methodist Church Blood Drive: 1:30-6 p.m. Feb. 23 at 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Contact Christine Trickey at 303-730-3835 or visit bonfils.org Travelers Blood Drive: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at 6060 S. Willow Drive, Greenwood Village. Contact 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org. Truven Health Analytics Blood Drive: 9-10:40 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at 6200 S. Syracuse Way, Englewood. Contact 303363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
EDUCATION Ponderosa Montessori Academy Parent Information Meetings: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock; and 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Learn about Montessori education and the public Montessori Farm School. Contact 303-928-9534 or go to ponderosamontessoriacademy.weebly.com to RSVP. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.
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Some games leave a lasting impression
Kylie Andrews of Heritage won the 100 backstroke at the Class 4A State Championships at the Eldora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins. In a close finish, she edged Fort Collins’ Audrey Reimer with a time of 55.67. JIM BENTON
Arapahoe, Heritage shine at state Local schools excel at swimming championships BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORDOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Arapahoe, with a diligent effort from junior Delaney Smith and a strong finish by the Warriors’ 400-yard freestyle relay team, earned a third-place finish in the Class 5A State Swimming Championships on Feb. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton. Meanwhile, at the Class 4A meet Feb. 11 at the Eldora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins, Heritage junior Kylie Andrews won two events, helping her team finish fourth, and now owns three state championships in the past two seasons. She won the 5A 100-
yard freestyle last year. Fossil Ridge won the 5A state title with 390 points, followed by Fairview at 334. Arapahoe broke a tie with Regis Jesuit by coming in second in the 400-yard freestyle relay, which was the last event of the meet. The Warriors had 221 points and Regis 219. “We were state champions in 2001 and 2002, and I can’t say enough about what a special team this was,” Arapahoe coach Mike Richmond said. “I’m very happy with third. Coming in numbers wise based on seeding it would be tough to catch Fairview and Fossil Ridge. It’s based on times. “It’s always exciting to get to state with these girls. It was an exceptional experience and something they will always remember... We were tied with Regis, so whoever won the relay was going to get third.” SEE SWIMMING, P26
Heritage junior Kylie Andrews won two state titles on Feb. 11 at the Class 4A State Swim and Dive Championships at the Eldora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins.
STANDOUT PERFORMERS Kassie Rembisz, basketball, sophomore, Legend: She dominated the boards in the Titans’ 73-22 win over Northglenn on Feb. 6. She had 17 rebounds, 10 coming off the defensive glass, dished out five assists and scored five points. Issac Essien, basketball, senior, Mountain Vista: He figured in on all aspects of the Golden Eagles’ 69-54 Continental League
win over Regis Jesuit on Feb. 7. He scored 17 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, had six assists and made four steals. Kylie Andrews, swimming, junior, Heritage: She won the individual titles in the 100yard freestyle and 100 backstroke at the Class 4A State Swimming Championships. Delaney Bernard, basketball, senior, Cher-
ry Creek: She connected on five 3-points baskets and finished with 20 points in the Bruins’ 67-47 Centennial League win over Arapahoe on Feb. 8. Lexie Barker, swimming, senior, Douglas County: She was crowned the Class 5A state diving champion on Feb. 10 when she compiled 493.25 points at the State Swimming Championships.
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remember years ago, 29 to be exact, being in the Denver North gym for a memorable night of high school basketball. Manual’s Chucky Sproling set a singleOVERTIME game state record by scoring 74 points against the Vikings. Alameda’s boys basketball coach Henry Aguilar probably won’t forget the evening he spent in the North gym Feb. 6, when the Pirates Jim Benton outlasted North, 95-93, in a four-overtime, non-league game. “It was like playing two games, it was a long night,” said Aguilar, who assumed the Alameda head coaching reins less than three weeks before the start of the season. “The win kind of helps bring us together. We’ve had a rough season. Four starters fouled out of the game against North and everybody was completely exhausted. We had to play the fourth overtime with four sophomores and one senior starter. That was tough.” The win helped boost Alameda’s overall record to 9-10. “The first overtime, they were up by two and our senior guard Anthony Lawson drove to the basket and hit two clutch free throws to send it to the second overtime,” Aguilar explained. “In the second overtime, we had a two-point lead with like 20 seconds left and a younger guy took a shot when he wasn’t supposed to. The North point guard took it all the way and got a layup and sent it to the third overtime. “We hit two free throws and sent it to the last overtime. In the fourth overtime, four starters fouled out so we had four reserves. A couple of our younger players stepped up. A sophomore, Domonic Creazzi, hit a clutch three, we got fouled a couple times and made some free throws and ended up winning.” Heritage hires Eberle Heritage has hired Hannah Eberle as its new volleyball coach. Eberle is a Ralston Valley graduate and a former Mustangs junior varsity coach. She replaces Jana Barrett, who stepped away after compiling a 11-330 record over the past two seasons. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com or at 303-566-4083.
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Warriors edge Bruins in hard-fought game Arapahoe beats Cherry Creek with 23-point fourth quarter BY TOM MUNDS TMUNDS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
It is said that team records in rivalry games are just dried ink on the page, and that was the case Feb. 8 as Arapahoe, with a 7-12 record, outscored host Cherry Creek, with its 13-4 record, for a 67-63 victory in the Centennial League boys basketball game. The Bruins got ahead early but Arapahoe came back. The Warriors put up 23 points in the final quarter to take the lead for good. Arapahoe coach Brad Jensen said the Warriors badly needed a win. “We played well the whole game and I am particularly happy about the way the boys held their composure down the stretch. Last year we had a threepoint lead with a minute to go and lost to them,” he said. “This is a rivalry game and Cherry Creek is a very good team. It is a tough league and there is never a night off. Coming to their place and getting a win is huge for us. I am so happy for the boys, and although it is late in the season, we are looking at this as a starting point for our team to get better.” Key moments Cherry Creek hit their shots early as they pulled ahead and built a lead that hovered around 10 points for most of the first half, and the Bruins were up 50-44 going into the final quarter. Arapahoe battled back and tied the score 55-55 with five minutes left in the game. They scored the next five points to take the lead for good and won the game, 67-63. “In the fourth quarter we stopped playing defense like we did in the first three quarters. But I don’t want to take anything away from Arapahoe because they hit key shots when they were needed. Arapahoe scored 23 points in the fourth quarter and you aren’t going to win many games when you give up 23 points in the fourth quarter,” Cherry Creek Coach Kent Dertinger said after the game. “I am proud of the way the guys kept
Kyle Lukasiewicz puts the ball off the glass for Arapahoe during the Feb. 8 league basketball game against Cherry Creek. Lukasiewicz led the Warriors in scoring with 16 points as Arapahoe traveled to Cherry Creek for the rivalry game. The Bruins held the lead for much of the game but the Warriors put on a fourth-quarter rally to win the game 67-63. TOM MUNDS battling, but I do expect more of us down the stretch. We had a six-point lead going into the fourth quarter, we didn’t defend well so they made plays and we didn’t. It adds to the fire in our bellies to play good basketball in the final three games so we get a good seed in the playoffs.” Key players/statistics Arapahoe mounted a balanced offense with five players in double figures: Kyle Lukasiewicz with 16, Will Otten and Mitch Sweeney with 13 each and Ben Timmons and Jared Johnson with 11 points each. Timmons, who just returned to action, led the team in rebounding with nine and blocked two shots. They said it Arapahoe senior guard Mike Swee-
ney smiled as he talked about the game. “Tonight was awesome. We all just kept on believing we could win and we stuck together like brothers out there,” he said. “At halftime we decided we were sick of losing, all of us agreed we were going to win the game no matter what and we did. Personally, I got into the lane pretty well which opened some things up for my teammates, who hit some big shots for us. This is so much fun and I love it.” Jalen Meeks said for him and his Cherry Creek teammates it was a hard-fought game that went back and forth until the fourth quarter, when it slipped away. “This game meant the world to me since I am a senior with only a couple more games here at Cherry Creek,” he said. “I got the opening for my shots
and I feel I shot pretty well because I have been working hard on these shots in practice.” He said the loss will fire up the Bruins as they seek wins to close out the season and get a good seed in the playoffs. Going forward After the Feb. 8 game, Cherry Creek remained in third place in the 4A/5A Centennial League with a 14-6 overall record, and they were 6-5 in league with three games remaining in the regular season. The Bruins close out the regular season Feb. 17 on the road at Smoky Hill and then will wait for the state brackets to be released. Arapahoe’s win raised the team’s record to 8-12 overall and 3-8 in league. The Warriors close out their regular season on the road Feb. 17 at Overland.
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Happy First Smoke-Free Anniversary, Littleton!
It’s Good For Health, It’s Good For Business! Congratulations on one year with an outdoor smoke-free downtown zone, including electronic smoking devices downtown and citywide. For more information about Littleton’s Smoke-Free Main Street area see City Code Section 6-10-2 (A)
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STATE SWIMMING: HOW THEY FINISHED
FROM PAGE 23
Smith, the defending state champion in the 200 individual medley, was second in the 200-yard freestyle, third in the 100 breaststroke and both those events were coupled with her swimming legs immediately before or after on relay teams. Arapahoe’s 400-yard relay team with Smith swimming third was second, with Regis touching third to boost the Warriors into third place. Cherry Creek was seventh with 104 points. Andrews captured 4A titles in the 100 free with a 50.59 clocking and was first in the 100 backstroke in 55.67, which just edged Audrey Reimer of Fort Collins. She also swam on two Eagles relay teams. “It feels great to win the state championships,” Andrews said. “There was great competition in every single meet. My teammates were behind me in every single one and it just feels very accomplishing. “I felt I performed very well because I had a lot of competition. I was pushing really hard in the water and had a really good day.”
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Art workshop “Adding Surface Treatments” is Jo Ann Nelson’s topic for a March 4 workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., presented by Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton. Registrants should bring acrylic paints, three 16X20 canvases or boards, glue, wet plaster and texture media (see HFAG website for complete list, heritageguild.com). Cost is $30/members; $50 non-members. Memberships cost $35 and sign up forms are at heritage-guild.com/membership.
Hear soaring voices The Preliminary Competition for the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s awards for Colorado operatic singers offers a free day Feb. 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) of arias by young singers who are on a professional track. Professional judges will choose winners who will compete again in the finals on March 25. (Top prize is $6,000.) It takes place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills. Admission is free and you can enter and leave at
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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.
Public Notices First Publication 2/9/2017 Last Publication 3/9/2017 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;
Public Trustees COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0681-2016
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 13, 2016, 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) ERIC LUNDGREN and CATHARINA U LUNDGREN Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSETSECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-AR5. Date of Deed of Trust July 25, 2007 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 17, 2007 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B7106921 Original Principal Amount $495,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $489,999.45
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 28, BLOCK 1, THE HAMLET AT COLUMBNE, FIRST FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 4468 W Lake Cir S, 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, 04/05/2017, 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 2/9/2017 Last Publication 3/9/2017 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.
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: 12/13/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Lynn M. Janeway #15592 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Kelly Murdock #46915 David R. Doughty #40042 Alison L Berry #34531 Sheila J Finn #36637 Eve M. Grina #43658 Nicholas H. Santarelli #46592 Janeway Law Firm PC 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 706-9990 Attorney File # 16-013627 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. Legal Notice No. : 0681-2016 First Publication 2/9/2017 Last Publication 3/9/2017 Name of Publication Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0688-2016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 21, 2016, 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) KATHLEEN A MURRAY and JAY A MURRAY Original Beneficiary(ies) Colorado Bankers Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CENLAR FSB Date of Deed of Trust September 20, 2001 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 27, 2001 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B1164737 Original Principal Amount $182,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $158,492.69 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. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
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: 12/13/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee
LOT 10, BLOCK 2, RIDGEVIEW HILLS PARK, SECOND FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 5001 E Fremont Ave, Centennial, CO 80122. 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, 04/12/2017, at the East Hearing Room, County
CENLAR FSB Date of Deed of Trust September 20, 2001 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 27, 2001 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B1164737 Original Principal Amount $182,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $158,492.69
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.
THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 10, BLOCK 2, RIDGEVIEW HILLS PARK, SECOND FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 5001 E Fremont Ave, Centennial, CO 80122. 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, 04/12/2017, 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: 2/16/2017 Last Publication: 3/16/2017 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: 12/21/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, 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 # 00000006357263 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.: 0688-2016 First Publication: 2/16/2017 Last Publication: 3/16/2017 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent
County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, 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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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.
Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Lauren Tew #45041 Nichole Williams #49611
THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/15/2017, 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 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Banproperty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), To(303) advertise nock Street, Denver, CO 80204 350-3711your public notices call 303-566-4100 Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the Attorney File # 00000006357263 purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and is attempting to collect a debt. Any informaand other items allowed by law, and will issue to tion provided may be used for that purpose. the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 First Publication: 1/19/2017 Last Publication: 2/16/2017 Legal Notice NO.: 0688-2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent First Publication: 2/16/2017 Last Publication: 3/16/2017 IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A Name of Publication: Littleton Independent LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE CRS §38-38-103 EXTENDED; FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0647-2016 IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE with regard to the following described Deed of REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF Trust: CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECOn November 22, 2016, the undersigned Public TION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY Trustee caused the Notice of Election and DeFILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO mand relating to the Deed of Trust described beATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONlow to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe SUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU records. (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSOriginal Grantor(s) URE PROCESS. Christina Ann Hall Original Beneficiary(ies) Colorado Attorney General Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor as nominee for Affiliated Financial Group, Inc. Denver, Colorado 80203 Current Holder of Evidence of Debt (800) 222-4444 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Date of Deed of Trust June 18, 2008 Federal Consumer Financial County of Recording Protection Bureau Arapahoe P.O. Box 4503 Recording Date of Deed of Trust Iowa City, Iowa 52244 June 20, 2008 (855) 411-2372 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or www.consumerfinance.gov Book/Page No.) B8071251 DATE: 11/22/2016 Original Principal Amount Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the $122,272.00 County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Outstanding Principal Balance By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee $94,901.57 The name, address, business telephone numPursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are ber and bar registration number of the hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the trust have been violated as follows: failure to indebtedness is: pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidEve Grina #43658 ence of debt secured by the deed of trust and Jennifer Cruseturner #44452 other violations thereof. Jennifer Rogers #34682 Holly Shilliday #24423 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A Joan Olson #28078 FIRST LIEN. Erin Robson #46557 Courtney Wright #45482 CONDOMINIUM UNIT 202, BUILDING 1, SAMcCarthy & Holthus LLP 7700 E Arapahoe VANNAH, A CONDOMINIUM, ARAPAHOE Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) COUNTY, COLORADO, IN ACCORDANCE 369-6122 WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE DECLARAAttorney File # CO-16-752621-LL TION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF SAVANNAH, RECORThe Attorney above is acting as a debt collector DED ON JULY 27, 2004 AS RECEPTION NO. and is attempting to collect a debt. Any informaB4133216 AND THE CONDOMINIUM MAP REtion provided may be used for that purpose. CORDED ON JULY 27, 2004, AS RECEPTION NO. B4133217, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, ©Public Trustees' Association STATE OF COLORADO, TOGETHER WITH of Colorado Revised 1/2015 THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE PARKING SPACE NO. 4, AS A LIMITED COMMON ELELegal Notice NO.: 0647-2016 MENT. COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF First Publication: 1/19/2017 COLORADO. Last Publication: 2/16/2017 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Also known by street and number as: 15700 E Jamison Dr 1-202, Englewood, 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 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, 03/15/2017, 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: 1/19/2017 Last Publication: 2/16/2017 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
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All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 20, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. Thomas Coates Personal Representative 8094 S. Grape Court Centennial, Colorado 80122 Legal Notice No: 58573 First Publication: February 16, 2017 Last Publication: March 2, 2017 Publisher: Littleton Independent and the Centennial Citizen
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