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April 11, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication

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Douglas County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 13

Work gets rolling on roundabouts Construction to improve sight distance, slow traffic By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Construction to improve Lone Tree’s two roundabouts is under way and will continue through mid-July. The first phase, expected to last about two months, includes reconstruction of the sidewalk ramps and crosswalks, and regrading the center medians. Temporary lane reductions and closures are expected in both roundabouts during construction. “You’ll still be able to get through them, but particularly during the morning and evening rush hours, there may be some back-up,” said John Cotten, Lone

Tree’s public works director. Workers are starting construction on the east roundabout on RidgeGate Parkway near Sky Ridge Medical Center, before moving on to the west roundabout near the Lone Tree Arts Center. The second phase calls for reducing the height of landscaping in both the roundabout’s center medians to improve sight distance. The project is in response to drivers’ and pedestrians’ worries about sight distance and drivability of the roundabouts. In 2012, the City of Lone Tree hired Ourston Roundabout Engineering and Winston Associates landscaping company to study the traffic structures and propose solutions. Those reports recommended shaving off a portion of the landscaped mounds, and realigning crosswalks and relocating curbs

and gutters to naturally slow drivers as they approach the roundabouts. “Hopefully this will help improve the pedestrian access a little bit,” said Denise Denslow, district manager for the Rampart Range Metro District. “There also will be some slowing of traffic, and as the area continues to be busier, traffic will naturally slow itself.” Regular commuters are urged to consider alternative routes during the construction, according to the City of Lone Tree. The roundabouts are part of the RidgeGate development, and RidgeGate’s Rampart Range Metro District will foot the bill for the project. The first phase will cost about $124,000. Bids for the landscaping phase haven’t been awarded, but the cost is estimated at about $74,000.

Construction designed to improve visibility for both cars and pedestrians at the RidgeGate roundabouts is underway. Crews are starting work at the roundabout near Sky Ridge Medical Center. Photo by Jane Reuter

Bill rankles school board Finance plan could hit county taxpayers hard By Jane Reuter

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Centennial resident Ann Stong flips through the well-worn pages of a family Bible, dating from 1864, that she never knew existed. Hundreds of miles away, a total stranger spotted the Bible on the auction block and tracked her down. Stong and her family drove to Arizona to bid on the piece that would eventually reconnect her with multiple generations of her family history. Photos by Deborah Grigsby

19th-century Bible back with family Centennial woman was recipient of stranger’s kindness By Deborah Grigsby

dgrigsby@ourcoloradonews. com When Ann Stong received an email from Mary Marsh last September, she almost deleted it. “I usually don’t open emails from strangers, but this one was different,” she said. “I had to open it.” More than 1,500 miles away, Arizona resident Mary Marsh had stopped by a local antique mall in hopes of finding a barrister’s case for her husband. “I saw this Bible and thought, ‘Wow, what a find for someone,’” said Marsh from her

Nearly 150 years old, Ann Stong’s family Bible was rescued from an Arizona auction block by the actions of a stranger. The pages are still in good condition, with legible hand-written entries, and the book contains historic tintype photos of her ancestors. home near Scottsdale, Ariz. Printed in Philadelphia in 1864, the Bible’s worn calf leather cover and ornate brass

lock held the key to many missing pieces in someone’s life, thought Marsh. “That afternoon, I just

couldn’t get that book out of my head — in fact, I dreamed about it that night,” she said. “I didn’t dream about all the bookcases I had seen, I dreamed about the Bible.” Compelled to find the owner, Marsh spent hours entering some of the names she had seen in the Bible into several online search engines. “It was like there were angels on my shoulder telling me I had to do this,” she said. Marsh eventually connected some of the names with Stong, a Centennial resident. “So, I sent her an email with a link to the item and to the auction information,” she said. Stong, an avid amateur genealogist whose family often teases her about spending more time with her dead relatives than she does with those still Bible continues on Page 9

The Douglas County School Board long has urged a revision of the state’s school funding formula. That wish is now coming to fruition, but not in the way members had hoped. Board member Kevin Larsen said the current proposal in the Colorado General Assembly only would increase the disparity among districts, and make matters much worse for DCSD students and taxpayers. “The cure is worse than the sickness,” Larsen said. “When we further com- Larsen pare that to the taxes that are going to be paid, I think people are going to be astounded. The net for us would always be to put more into the state than we’re getting back.” The Democratic-controlled Colorado Senate approved the bill April 2 on a partyline vote. If Senate Bill 213 passes the General Assembly, the state’s voters would then be asked to approve an income-tax increase of about $1 billion to fund the plan. Therein lies the rub. While DCSD would get more funding under the changes to the base calculations, Douglas County’s high per-capita income means taxpayers here would be hit hard by the proposed incometax increase. “The candy that’s going to be used to entice people here is that everyone’s funding is going to go up (under the new formula),” Larsen said. Supporters maintain the change is long overdue. The state’s Public School Finance Act last was updated in 1994. “It was crafted before any of us used Internet, email, or cell phones,” said Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, sponsor of the bill. “Within the past five years, K-12 education suffered nearly $2.5 billion in cuts. Board continues on Page 9

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Police, security stop robbery attempt at mall One suspect jailed, two other flee scene By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Lone Tree police said they teamed up with mall security officials March 30 to thwart an attempted robbery at Park Meadows shopping center. A woman was arrested, and two male suspects, one of whom apparently had been carrying a stolen handgun, still are being sought. Bernadette Irene Vargas, 51, of Edgewater, was arrested on six charges and booked into the Douglas County jail. While shoplifting is common at malls nationwide, robberies — especially those involving a weapon — are unusual. “We don’t have a problem with robber-

CORRECTION The river known as the Purgatoire or Picketwire was incorrectly described in a column in the April 4 and April 5 editions of Colorado Community Media newspapers. The river runs east from Trinidad.

ies at the mall,” Lone Tree Police Chief Jeff Streeter said. “(This is) the one report since January 2012 in which a weapon was used. It’s very rare.” The incident started about 6:40 p.m. at the JC Penney store, when a store Streeter loss-prevention officer confronted the trio for allegedly taking about $300 of cologne. One of the men reportedly lifted his shirt to reveal a handgun, and threatened the security officer. Vargas reportedly then threw a bag of stolen merchandise at the security officer and the three suspects ran out of the mall. The security officer and Lone Tree police officer Dennis Boos, who is stationed at the department’s Park Meadows substation, caught up to two of the three fleeing

suspects in the parking lot. Boos pulled his gun and ordered them to stop. The man briefly complied and Vargas also stopped, but Vargas reportedly started cursing, yelling ‘Shoot me,’ and walking around the man, and before either Vargas could be detained, she ran off into the parking lot. The security officer caught up to Vargas first and wrestled her to the ground. She allegedly cursed and attempted to kick Boos when he handcuffed her. Police later found a loaded handgun under a nearby car in the mall parking lot. The gun had been reported stolen to Thornton police. Authorities who searched Vargas at the jail reportedly found she was wearing un-

derwear with Victoria’s Secret tags still attached to them. Vargas was charged with aggravated robbery, menacing with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, attempted second-degree assault, theft and disorderly conduct. Though the incident started as a shoplifting, the suspects’ use of threats, force or intimidation elevates it to a robbery, Streeter said. Streeter praised Boos’ calm response during the tense, at-times chaotic series of events. “They relied on their training,” he said. “The officer assessed it properly and we were able to take someone into custody, with no injuries to anybody.” Malls and large shopping centers are frequent targets for shoplifters, many of whom are professionals and some of whom are part of national, organized shoplifting rings.

SO MUCH INSIDE THE VOICE THIS WEEK Boost in jobs. Health-care IT company TriZetto has opened the doors to its new world headquarters in Meridian International Business Center. Page 4

Cook-off. Nutrition Services employees from Douglas County schools ranked high in a competition at the Colorado Capitol. Page 6

Music legend. “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” brings humor and sadness to the stage in Lone Tree. Page 17

On the diamond. Valor Christian baseball coach Keith Wahl is focusing his team’s attention on quality at-bats. Page 19

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The economic foundation of Douglas County got a little thicker as TriZetto opened the doors to its new world headquarters April 2, bringing 800 employees with them to the Meridian International Business Center. The 16-year-old health-care IT firm has already added 150 local jobs since it broke ground on the four-story, 168,000-square-foot building just under a year ago. “We’re growing fast and should be close to 1,100 strong by the end of the year,” said CEO Trace Devanny. “The fact that we’ve outgrown the facility already is a good problem to have.” The company, which had just 380 employees working in Colorado when Devanny started in 2010, expects to lease more space in the office park to house an additional 200 employees by year’s end. Devanny said it could create as many as 400 additional local jobs over the next four years, possibly prompting the company to break ground on another building across the street from its new offices on Maroon Circle.

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TriZetto was formerly headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., and as it started to move some of its operations to Colorado in 2007, it opened numerous offices in Greenwood Village, all of which are consolidating under the new roof in Meridian. The company reaches more than 21,000 physician practices and has 3,600 employees with offices across the globe. The new Douglas County base is expected to bring up to $250 million of capital investment into the state over the next five years, as well as $70 million in annual worker pay, a lot of which will undoubtedly be reinvested into Colorado’s economy. Colorado competed against Missouri, New Jersey and Arizona for the company, and Devanny said Colorado’s pro-business atmosphere made all the difference. “This is not just a strong addition to Douglas County and to metropolitan Denver, but it really is to Colorado,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said at the ribbon-cutting event. “Each success leads to another. It’s companies like TriZetto that are building foundations for other companies and other growth.”

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2011 death played role in legislation Lawmakers pass bill launched by coroner By Rhonda Moore

rmoore@ourcoloradonews.com When Douglas County Coroner Lora Thomas helped draft legislation to tighten Colorado’s coroner law, she called on Laura Couillard for support. Couillard and her husband, Ernie Couillard, were more than willing to help. The Castle Rock family in 2011 had a firsthand look at the coroner’s protocol when their 15-year-old son Christopher was found unresponsive in the basement of their home. The coroner determined he died of asphyxiation in the aftermath of a party that went wrong. What the coroner could never tell them was when he died. “We’ll never know if an earlier phone call

to 911 would have saved him,” Laura Couillard said. “For the other four survivors who were in the house that day, they’ll have to go through life never knowing if an earlier 911 call could have saved Christopher.” The coroner was unable to determine time of death because sheriff’s investigators said a search warrant was needed before coroner’s staffers could enter the house. The elapsed time between the 911 call Thomas and the time death investigators were able to view the body was more than eight hours. It was too late to obtain time-sensitive information such as rigor and livor mortis and body temperature — all pivotal to determining time of death, Thomas said. “There was nothing in statute that spoke to the importance of collecting time-sensitive information,” Thomas said. “The wording I used in the Legislature puts the

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traffic lines on the road. We now know who belongs in which lane. It’s given us better direction.” Thomas in 2012 worked with the Colorado Coroners Association to draft legislation that ensures timely access to death scenes and spells out which types of cases require an investigation. As that measure — House Bill 13-1097 — made its way through committees this year, contributors to the legislation worked to ensure the rights to privacy afforded by the Constitution remained intact, said Douglas County Undersheriff Tony Spurlock. The bill passed the House in February and the Senate in March. The final version will have no impact on the way the sheriff’s office handles death investigations, Spurlock said. “The bill contains and upholds the belief that the Fourth Amendment is the most important part of a death investigation, criminal or non-criminal,” Spurlock said. “If it takes a while for someone to get into a scene because we have to get a search

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Demolition of the old Claim Jumper restaurant and construction of a new bar and grill there has been delayed, but city officials expect work will begin soon. It’s Brothers, which originally submitted plans to the City of Lone Tree under the name Brothers Bar and Grill, plans a two-story building with second-floor patio on the prominent site near the interchange of Quebec Street and C-470. The Lone Tree City Council approved the project in November 2012, and the project architect then nd had set a tentative February ers. opening. The project has been delayed by minor changes the owners have since made to

warrant, everyone wants to ensure that our property is safe from the government. “Our interest is taking care of the victims, the criminal investigation and the family left behind,” he said. “Our policy is to take care of the crime scene using best practices throughout law enforcement. We’ve been doing that for years.” Couillard shared her experience with lawmakers in a letter to Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, in hopes of influencing legislators’ decision. She will always be haunted by the question of whether her son could have been saved by an earlier phone call, she said. “The major part was to make sure that no other family would ever have to go through what we did,” Couillard said. “(Christopher’s) brother and his friends have to live with never knowing if an earlier call to 911 could have saved Christopher’s life. They have nothing but regret and remorse for not calling sooner, but could an earlier call have saved him? We will never know.”

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Evacuation video ! EW N guides residents in emergency readiness Destruction of the former Claim Jumper restaurant and construction of the It’s Brothers bar and grill at the Quebec Street/Interstate 25 interchange has been delayed. Work is expected to begin soon. Photo by Jane Reuter the building’s size, shape and location, according to city officials. But the owners recently submitted a building permit application, and community development director Steve Hebert expects the permit will be issued soon. The Claim Jumper, famous for its huge portions, closed in late 2010. The

building since has been empty. Brothers is a 17-chain, sports-themed restaurant that prides itself on a fullscratch kitchen. Its downtown Denver location at 19th and Market streets opened in May 2010. Company representatives did not return calls requesting comment.

Homebuyers have financing options Don’t let FHA changes lead to rush, lender says By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@ourcoloradonews.com Changes by the Federal Housing Authority that went into effect April 1 may motivate some buyers to speed up the process if they are considering an FHA loan. Yet while many homebuyers are scrambling to take advantage of current regulations, as well as historical low interest rates and prices that could rise, Jim Ruth, senior loan officer with First Cal Colorado, cautions buyers to take their time. “People should be buying because they want to buy a house,” Ruth said. “A lot of people sometimes will rush it, and they might buy something they don’t really want. When people are coming up on deadlines, such as for the $8,000 tax credit a couple years ago, I had people buying just so they could get that credit.” One of the factors that Ruth sees is that new FHA regulations dictate that homebuyers not under contract by June 3 will have to pay mortgage interest for the life of the loan, instead of having it drop off once the amount owed is down to 78 percent of the original loan amount. FHA loans are very tempting now, Ruth said, coming in about a half-point lower than conventional loans and hovering around 3.3 percent to 3.5 percent, but paying mortgage insurance for 30 years can add $40,000 in cost to a $200,000 home over

the life of the loan. “There are a lot of other programs available out there,” Ruth said. “Don’t panic over the changes. It’s important to sit down with your lender about six months before you buy and make sure you are aware of all your options and that your credit is in order. “If you’re credit isn’t good, it may be able to fixed in as little as six months to a year.” The Colorado Housing Finance Authority, which First Cal Colorado is affiliated with, has multiple programs available. One of those, the Mortgage Credit Certificate program, is designed for one- or two-person households making less than $79,300, or three-person households making less than $91,100, who haven’t owned a home in the last three years. The certificate, which is awarded following a class attended by the buyer, allows those purchasing a house greater than $150,000 to receive 20 percent of their interest tax deduction in the form of a credit — an average annual rebate of at least $1,500. Another program, the CHFA Advantage, is for people who have a 700 credit score or better. It requires them to pay just 3 percent down and, at a slightly higher rate of 4.125 percent, carries no mortgage insurance requirements at all, saving hundreds a month. “Not all mortgage companies offer CHFA,” Ruth said. “It’s important to ask questions and do some homework before choosing a lender. It may not be the most exciting part about buying a house, but it’s probably the most important.”

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The Douglas County LEPC will meet April 18, 2:00 p.m., at the Douglas County School District offices, 701 Prairie Hawk Drive, in Castle Rock. The County’s LEPC provides a forum for emergency management agencies, responders, industry and the public. For more information on the LEPC please visit www.dcsheriff.net/LEPC/ !

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Once again an early fire season is upon us as drought conditions have resulted in low moisture levels in the vegetation. Low moisture increases the rate and intensity at which vegetation will burn in a wildland fire. The good news is there are steps residents can take to help protect themselves, their property, and firefighters during a wildland fire. Residents and communities are encouraged to work together to reduce the density & continuity of vegetation around their homes by creating a defensible space, which will reduce the rate at which fire can spread. For more information on creating defensible space and wildfire mitigation please visit www.douglas.co.us/building/ wildfire/ TRANSPARENCY

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Think tank linked to survey on schools Independence Institute will release results By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com The Independence Institute helped craft and implement a recent automated phone survey on Douglas County School District issues. Ben DeGrow, a senior policy analyst with the Denver-based think tank, said the institute will release survey results when they are available. The Independence Institute’s Education Policy Center promotes school choice, parental involvement and educational vouchers, and has a keen interest in Douglas County’s education reform efforts. That’s why it’s helping to conduct the survey, DeGrow said. “I think it basically comes down to Douglas County being at the forefront of school

choice, not just school choice but lots of education innovation and reform debates,” he said. “We’d like to gauge opinions at the grassroots level just to understand what kind of support there is for these different education policies.” DeGrow said he has no knowledge of other parties that may be involved in the survey. DCSD spokeswoman Cinamon Watson said she did not know who was conducting it and only learned about the survey through Facebook posts. In 2010, DeGrow and Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno served on the Douglas County School Choice Task Force. In 2011, DeGrow became chairman of the Choice Scholarship School that helped implement the controversial voucher program. The program was challenged in court, and was recently upheld by the Colorado Court of Appeals. A recording of the survey includes an array of questions about the school board, this November’s board elections, groups

that have criticized the board, the failed 2012 teachers’ union negotiations, the proposed teacher pay-for-performance program and the voucher program. “Who do you think has the best interest of Douglas County schoolchildren at heart?” the recorded voice asks. “The Douglas County Federation, also known as the teachers union, or the Douglas County board of education?” Among the questions in the survey: • “Thinking now about the Douglas County School Board and local education issues, do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Douglas County School Board?” • “Among the following list of characteristics, please tell me which one you are looking for in a school board candidate: A charter school-oriented candidate? A reform-oriented candidate? A union-oriented candidate?” • “Thinking some more now about teachers in Douglas County, please tell me

if you agree or disagree with the following statement: Teachers who belong to a union are more effective, better qualified and better trained than teachers that do not belong to a union.” • “As you may know, the Colorado Court of Appeals recently ruled the Douglas County pilot program is constitutional. The (voucher program) provides 500 Douglas county students with scholarships that parents can use on a qualified private partner school of their choice. Knowing this, do you agree or disagree with the court’s ruling the Choice Scholarship Program is constitutional?” The survey also asks respondents their opinion of the Independence Institute. The district’s long-held collective bargaining agreement with the teachers’ union expired in 2012 after extensive and ultimately fruitless negotiations. Seats belonging to four of the seven current board members expire in November 2013.

School lunch near top of class DCSD crew earns red ribbon in Capitol cook-off By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcolorado news.com Douglas County School District’s lead Nutrition Services employees earned second place and impressed state legislators with their

cooking talents in March during the annual Colorado Ag Day at the state Capitol. The annual event spotlights state agriculture by partnering a dozen chefs with ranchers and legislators to create Coloradoborn dishes. Judges awarded DCSD’s braised beef short ribs the red ribbon in the Farm-to-Fork cook-off. “It’s fun to show off that school lunch is cool,” DCSD executive chef Jason Morse

said. “It’s not mystery meat anymore.” Colorado Agriculture Secretary John Salazar teamed with Morse and catering manager Kim Wolfrum to serve the ribs in the rotunda. “We served easily 500 off of our table alone,” Morse said. “There was a line the entire day.” Prep work began two days before the downtown Denver event in DCSD’s catering kitchen at Douglas County High School. Ralston Valley Beef donated FREE the &meat, and the DCSD Estimages Inspections team took it from there. “Because we couldn’t have open flames and cook inside the Capitol rotunda, we had to bring everything with us,” he said. “We sea-

soned the meat, rubbed the beef and let it sit, then came in and braised it the next day. The morning of, we finished the braise, removed it from the bone, hand-shredded the meat, loaded our cars up and headed down.” Morse, who sits on the Colorado Chefs Association board of directors, described it as “an amazing day.” “As an industry leader, I think it’s wonderful to be involved in it,” he said. “As a school district chef, it gains us so much exposure. My goal has always been to put us on the map for school lunch.” While Morse won’t share all the ingredients that went into the award-winning ribs, he will reveal the one

DCSD catering manager Kim Wolfrum, Colorado Ag Commissioner John Salazar and DCSD executive chef Jason Morse teamed up at the Colorado Capitol during the March 19 Farm-to-Forks cook-off. Courtesy photo he thinks is key to DCSD Nutrition Services’ overall success. “We’re not just putting things on trays and sending

them out,” he said. “When Kim and I cook, you can taste the love in our food. That translates absolutely through to the cooking.”

Indiana voucher ruling cheers board president Carson cites similarities between programs, while plaintiff notes differences By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Douglas County Board of Education President John Carson is encouraged by the recent Indiana Supreme Court decision to uphold that state’s voucher program. In a unanimous March 26 decision, the court ruled Indiana state school funds can be used to finance private school tuition. The decision likely ends a case started in 2011. More than 9,000 students are enrolled in Indiana’s program, which shares with Douglas County the name “Choice Scholarship Program.” The Colorado Court of Appeals in February reversed a lower court decision and ruled the Douglas County School District’s voucher program did not violate the state constitution. Opponents of the voucher program intend to appeal the case to the Colorado Supreme Court. DCSD implemented the pilot Choice Scholarship Program, allowing parents to use a portion of public school funds toward private school tuition, in March 2011 before the lower court issued an in-

junction stopping it in August 2011. As in the Douglas County case, opponents in Indiana argued that the program took money from public schools to instead benefit primarily religious schools. A key difference, however, is that eligibility for participation in Indiana’s program is income-dependent, and aimed at poor and middle-class families. DCSD’s has no income requirements. Nevertheless, Carson sees it as a potential harbinger for the future of DCSD’s program. “I will note that many of the issues in that case were very similar to the ones in the Colorado case,” he said, pointing to religious issues and the fact that parents — not school districts — directly pay the private-school tuition. That fact was paramount in the Indiana decision, which ruled parents were the primary beneficiaries of the program, and not religious schools. “The voucher program does not directly fund religious activities because no funds may be dispersed to any program-eligible school without the private, independent selection by the parents of a program-eligible student,” according to the Indiana Supreme Court ruling. “Fortunately, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled the program is consti-

tutional there,” Carson said. “I think it’s now safe to say Indiana has now established itself as the leading state in the country, possibly alongside the state of Wisconsin, in promoting school choice.” Douglas County voucher opponent Anne Kleinkopf, director of plaintiff Taxpayers for Public Education, said she is not concerned about the Indiana decision. “We remain confident that regardless of what happened in Indiana, the Douglas County voucher program still violates important provisions of the Colorado constitution,” she said. It also violates the Colorado Public School Finance Act, Kleinkopf said, most notably “the requirement that public school monies only be used for public schools.” In the Indiana ruling, the court noted the decision was not a judgment on the program’s merits, but its constitutionality. “We emphasize that the issues before this Court do not include the public policy merits of the school voucher program,” the ruling states. “Whether the Indiana program is wise educational or public policy is not a consideration germane to the narrow issues of Indiana constitutional law that are before us. Our individual policy preferences are not relevant.”

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Obama also said high-capacity ammunition magazines have no place in our communities. “I don’t believe that weapons designed for theaters of war have a place in movie theaters,” he said to applause. “Most Americans agree with that.” The president acknowledged the polarizing nature that surrounds the gun-control debate. He said Colorado is a state where hunting is a tradition, and where guns are “handed down from generation to generation.” “And they treat gun ownership with reverence and respect,” he said. At the same time, Obama said it’s important for people to understand where the other side is coming from on these issues. “There doesn’t have to be a conflict between protecting our citizens and protecting our Second Amendment rights,” the president said. Among those who attended the speech were Hickenlooper and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The two took part in a round-table discussion on gun issues that involved Obama, prior to the president’s speech. Others taking part in the discussion were police and Colorado citizens whose lives have been affected by gun violence. Several state legislators also were attendance, including Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora. Fields — whose son was shot to death in 2005 and who sponsored some of the state’s gun legislation — said she felt that her work has been validated by Obama’s trip. “I feel really good about what we did here in the state of Colorado,” Fields told reporters. “And I think the rest of the nation should follow suit.”

Activist, family man dies at 38 Friend says Wright ‘was always selfless, never self-promoting’ By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Well-known Douglas County Republican and father Steven Wright died of complications from a stroke April 4. A memorial service is planned at 9:30 a.m. April 12 at Skyview Presbyterian Church in Centennial. Internment will follow at 12:15 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area C. Wright, 38, is survived by his wife, Monica, and children Garrett, Hannah, Abigail and Peyton. Wright was a computer systems administrator at Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, and a parttime real estate agent with Wright Home Smart Real Estate Group. Wright served in the Air Force until 1997. He also was an assistant district captain for the Douglas County Republicans. He served as campaign manager for former Douglas County Republican Mark Baisley during his recent run for state party chairman. “He was just so energetic,” Baisley said.

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“You can’t believe all the things that he would get involved in. That’s why there’s such an outpouring for him now. So many people remember him for being so many places and being so involved. He was always selfless, never self-promoting.” Though Wright had not sought political office, Baisley described Wright as “the epitome of the American conservative.” “He was trying to preserve the founding principles,” Baisley said. “He would do that through promoting other people to office he thought would affect the restoration of government founding principles.” He also was a member of this year’s Leadership Program of the Rockies class, which develops and trains emerging area leaders through a multi-day program. He also was an occasional host on Grassroots Radio at 560 AM. Wright suffered a massive stroke March 19, according to Baisley, which initially affected his motor skills but not his brain. While hospitalized, Wright suffered additional strokes that he did not survive. “We have really suffered a loss with him,” Baisley said. “He was such a unique character because of his drive and his great love of the country.” A fundraiser auction for the family is from 5-9 p.m. April 19 at the Southridge Recreation Center on McArthur Ranch Road in Highlands Ranch.

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April 11, 2013

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Amid tragedy is forgiveness, accountability Forgiveness itself is not often a topic in an editorial, but the recent words of Lisa Clements, wife of slain Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, inspire food for thought. She stood with her two daughters by her side at her husband’s service March 25 in Colorado Springs and said, “We pray for forgiveness and peace for the family of the man suspected of taking Tom’s life, and we pray every day for forgiveness and peace in our own hearts.” She noted she shares her husband’s belief in redemption and the ability for the human heart to be changed. Her comments echo many other expressions of forgiveness in news reports

OUR VIEW through the years. One surely was the reaction of the Amish community in Lancaster, Pa., after a 32-year-old gunman killed several girls in a one-room schoolhouse before killing himself in 2006. While the Amish community was not inclined to interact with the media, its stance was clear to not think evil of the gunman and instead pray for the shooter’s family,

Will the Rockies be improved this season? several south metro-area locations if they thought the changes would help the Rockies play better baseball this year.

“I believe they will be a better team than they were last year. I believe new manager Walt Weiss will bring more energy to the team and I think they have made moves that have strengthened the pitching staff.” —Trevor Johnson, Denver

“I guess I think the Rockies will be better this season because I am always optimistic at the start of the season. I really like the attitude Walt Weiss has brought to the team. … I think they will win more than half their games this season.” — Brian Ewert, Centennial

“I do think they will be improved. Several top players are back from injuries and they have some new people on the roster. Also, Walt Weiss as the new manager will teach them to improve on the little things they have to do to win games.” —Tom O’Connor, Englewood

“I think the Rockies will do all right .... Pitching has improved and I believe Manager Walt Weiss will have the players working on fundamentals and he will show them how not to do those little things they do when they beat themselves.” —Doug Severinson, Elizabeth

April, don’t be cruel I happen to like April. I think April is a month of optimism, which is saying something, because I humbug just about everything. “If anything can go wrong, it will.” If I dropped one hundred slices of Wonder Bread coated with peanut butter, 98 of them would land peanut butter down. I know it. I’ve known two girls named April, and both of them were beautiful. Maybe that has something to do with it, why I like April. One of them, this is the absolute truth, was named April May. I think she was a June bride, and took the name of her husband, which messed up one of the greatest names ever. I guess April May sounds like it could be the name of an adult film star too. T. S. Eliot wasn’t as thrilled with April as I am. He wrote “The Waste Land” in 1922, and it starts this way: April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain At the time Eliot was writing “The Waste Land” his marriage was failing, and he was suffering from a nervous disorder. There you go. Of course he’s not going to write “April is the coolest month” if he is miserable. He could have been referring to Tax Day-month too. Income tax became permanent in 1913 with the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and income tax day typically falls on April 15. I always enjoy seeing stories about people who file at the last minute, driving to the post office, and saying, “Whew!” I finish my tax returns in February. I have an accountant, a great accountant. “Why don’t you just use TurboTax?” I was asked. “Because I have a great accountant,” is always my answer. My accountant and his daughter have been doing my taxes for over 20 years. I would miss them. I am right-brained, so tax codes and forms are a foreign language. My accountant approaches taxes very differently than I ever could. He works with numbers the way I work with colors. He seems to enjoy it, navigating information into compliancy.

while each person’s offer of forgiveness is based on various factors — such as whether remorse is expressed — a commitment to forgiveness reflects the best in all of us, a step toward mending and somehow improving the future to come. In a recent CNN interview, Lisa Clements said she could be enraged but chooses not to be angry with news that an errant court proceeding allowed the gunman to be released from prison four years early. She said she will not let it consume her. While she supports this need for accountability, we admire her strength as she champions a commitment to forgiveness and the steadfast view she shared with her husband that people can change.

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which was further conveyed by neighbors who interacted with the tight-knit community. Some Amish even reached out to comfort the family of the gunman. Although the level of forgiveness to some surely seemed too generous, it seemed to quiet the surrounding community as it respectfully honored the perspective of its neighbors, the direct victims of the shooting. We noticed a similar effect following Lisa Clements’ thoughtful statements. The complex mix of grieving, accountability and forgiveness is too much for any one editorial, but we venture to say the heart does not so quickly follow the mind once someone has decided to forgive. And

I have decided that I will paint for another 10 years, and then quit. And then there will be no more deductions for paintbrushes and stretcher bars. I might be able to do my own taxes again, like I did when I was in college. Clip a W-2 to a one-page form, and be done in five or ten minutes. That would be a relief. But right now I have a slew of categorized envelopes, that turn into rounded-off numbers, that detail every thing I spent and earned as a artist. I’m giving April the benefit of the doubt, and I doubt everything. I think there are crueler months, for one thing. July and August? You can have them. If I had to live in St. Louis in July and August, my poem would start out, “July and August are the cruellest months, and the Cardinals are 16 games back.” April is OK with me. Winter is over, and things are blossoming. It’s impossible to be a total grouch when things are blossoming. The derivation of the name is uncertain, but the belief is it comes from the Latin aperire, “to open,” which makes sense, because it’s the season when trees and flowers begin “to open.” April has become infamous for another reason, namely 4:20 p.m. on April 20. Be sure to have some Cheetos handy. Ironically, April is “National Poetry Month.” Somewhere a poet will recite “The Waste Land” to an audience, that might not agree with her, because right outside the lilacs are lilacking away. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

As your sheriff, I support the Second Amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms. I also support any laws that strengthen that constitutional right. I believe that more restrictive gun laws for law-abiding citizens will not have any positive effect on public safety. They will not prevent another massacre in a theater nor another mass murder in a school. I have reviewed and weighed the impact of Colorado’s three newest gun control measures, which will become law July 1. • I believe that law-abiding citizens have the constitutional right to gun ownership and the right to be safe in their homes and communities. • I do not agree that high-capacity magazines should be limited for law-abiding citizens. Criminals will just steal them or purchase them out-of-state. • I don’t think that semi-automatic weapons should be regulated, as is being discussed nationally. • I don’t think the laws will make people safer. For example, some American cities with strict gun laws have more gun violence than most other places. • Tighter gun laws will not prevent criminals from getting guns. The laws will only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. • The new legislation does not address mental health screening and it should. In two recent cases — in Aurora and in Newtown, Conn. — the killers either stole the guns or bought them legally despite concerns about their mental health. The additional background checks still do not evaluate or validate the buyer’s mental health. • The new laws are too vague, which means they will be subject to judicial interpretation, and future legislation will be needed to further define them.

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• The gun control measures will be difficult, if not impossible, to enforce. • The new laws do not address the problems of criminals stealing guns or of buying firearms out of state to use in Colorado. Background checks for private firearm transfers will only impact, again, law-abiding citizens. • There are also concerns that the background check could become a hidden state tracking system of gun owners, whereby the legislature may enact legislation that’s punitive to gun owners. For example, in 2013, lawmakers proposed legislation to make gun owners civilly liable even if their firearms had been stolen. As sheriff, I am sworn to enforce the laws of the State of Colorado, but I am also sworn to uphold the U.S. and state constitutions. When these two duties conflict, as I anticipate they will over the coming months, I will exercise the discretion that you, as the citizens of Douglas County, have granted me, to the best of my ability. I will not disregard the new laws; but neither do I see myself ordering gun magazine roundups, or any other radical steps over which you, the citizenry, have expressed valid concerns. David Weaver is the sheriff of Douglas County.

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mentBy Rhonda Moore of us,rmoore@ourcoloradonews.com w imThe Douglas County Fair Foundation lem-has begun efforts to raise money to install oosesa permanent memorial plaza on the county rrantfairgrounds. to be The foundation board hosted a luncheon April 4 to begin the effort to install e her.the Heritage Plaza Memorial as a permaount-nent structure on the fairgrounds. The ham-memorial will provide a place to recognize d thenotable county residents, said Bruff Shea, bandfoundation president. “There is so much going on at the fairgrounds,” he said. “It has become a yearround facility.” The foundation is a nonprofit corporation operated by volunteers with a goal to provide financial support to the Douglas County fair and rodeo. The foundation aims to educate residents about the county’s

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Western heritage, encourage family activities like 4-H through the fair and rodeo and build community engagement to support the fair. Engagement began with a $25,000 donation by Castle Rock’s Medved Autoplex and another $10,000 donated by area businesses. With the launch of the fundraising, Medved and other high level donors will gain permanent recognition in the Heritage Plaza. The overall goal is to raise $500,000, Shea said. “We’re proud to be a part of this,” said Diana Blanch, Medved executive assistant. “We hope everybody jumps on board.” Once constructed, the plaza will feature brick pavers available for $250 that residents can purchase to memorialize a friend, associate or family member. Construction is expected to begin in May in hopes of completing the plaza by this year’s fair, said Jonna-Negus Pemberton, fairgrounds manager. For more information about the Heritage Plaza and the Douglas County Fair Foundation, call 720-733-6900.

Scott Waterman, with Wilson & Co. Inc., and Kayla Goodson, the 2013 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen, catch up at the April 4 Fair Foundation luncheon, which raised money for the Douglas County Heritage Memorial Plaza. Photo by Rhonda Moore

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living, was delighted. “I emailed her right back,” dif- said Stong. “When I saw her photos of the Bible and inscriptions, I immediately recognized the names and the n handwriting from documents I te have in my own collection.” n, The two exchanged several emails and Stong decided she ack- would make the 1,500-mile trip state to Avondale, Ariz. to attend the by auction. at’s Marsh was stunned. n “I thought, ‘Oh my, gosh, I o better be right,” she said. heir The morning of the auction came. e Bidding for the Bible began also at $30. nstiAnother bidder offered $40. “My heart just stopped,” an- said Stong. “I had no idea what ths, II’d do if I couldn’t have that the Bible.” ed Stong’s daughter countered

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with $50. The auctioneer stopped the auction, pointed to Stong and exclaimed, “Sold!” Before a stunned audience, the auctioneer offered an explanation, telling Stong’s story. There was one more twist. The auction house offered to pay the consignment and give Stong the Bible as a gift. The crowd erupted in joy and Stong was overcome with emotion. “I cried,” said Stong. “I was just dissolved in tears.” Stong returned to Colorado with the book.

“The binding was in pretty bad shape and I had to ask people to stop handling it.” With the help of a local bookbinder, the Bible’s saddle stitching has now been replaced and new pages added for future entries. Marsh said the experience of connecting Stong with her Bible has inspired her. “Including Ann’s, I’ve now reconnected five families with Bibles set for auction,” she said. “I hope to encourage others to do the same when they see these kinds of items at sales or antique malls — it would be a shame to see so much family history wind up as decoupage on someone’s wall.” Stong said although her newfound heirloom has answered many of her questions, she still plans to keep digging into the lives of her ancestors. “I’m not through being nosy, just yet …” she said.

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Now is the time to reinvest and achieve greater adequacy, equity, and sustainability in our education system.” As proposed, it would bring an additional $43 million to DCSD, but about $16 million of that would go to fund additional early childhood education. “The cost to the taxpayers to get that $43 million, through a new change in income-tax rate, would be in our estimation probably $95 (million) to $100 million,” Larsen said. “This is going to be essentially a 20 percent increase in income taxes.” The plan also would give more money to districts with high concentrations of low-income students and Englishlanguage learners. Douglas County has relatively few students who fall into those categories. “Douglas County provides 9.5 percent of the state’s income tax collection,” Larsen said. “We have 7.5 percent of the state’s kids and receive about 6¾

percent of the state’s funding. There’s no way this is an adequate return and justifiable for the kids in our district.” The potential increase in income taxes also dims the chance voters would approve a future ballot issue on local education funding, Larsen said. “I think we’re taking a first step in a worse direction before really circling back,” he said. “We do need to address school finance. I think we need to think in a more creative way.” Douglas County School Board members see some things they like about the plan. It would change the way student enrollment is calculated from a one-day count to an average annual number of students. The count is vital because it helps determine a school’s funding levels. “I do admire the bill’s effort to get rid of this anachronistic count-based system,” board member Craig Richardson said. “This bill does go a long way to improving that.”

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even if their new place is brand new and needs no maintenance. * Shooting for the moon. The ongoing recession is in part the result of predatory lending that saw banks grant excessive loans to applicants who, in hindsight, could not actually afford all that they were approved to borrow. The result was many people buying homes they could not afford, and then suffering some steep consequences, including foreclosure, when the first mortgage payment came due or the interest rate rose. First-time and even veteran buyers must avoid shooting for the moon when it comes to buying a home, and instead only buy one they know they can afford. What the banks says you can afford isn’t always the same as what you know you can afford. Only buy a home you know you can afford, regardless of whether the bank has approved you for a larger loan. * Pigeonholing yourself into an inadequate living situation. Just like buyers shouldn’t go overboard, they also must avoid compromising on the things that are most important to

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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to Careers@westernsummit.com or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

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Greenery isn’t bush-league

A cast made up of accomplished Equity actors, including several from the Denver metro area, fills the Lone Tree Arts Center stage for “Lost Highway,” a musical story of singer Hank Williams, the legendary singer and songwriter who died at age 29. Courtesy photo by Danny Lam

Play spotlights music legend Hank Williams drama offers humor, sadness By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” is onstage at Lone Tree Arts Center through April 14 — a revisit of a show originally workshopped at the Denver Center for Performing Arts in 1986/87. Director Randal Mylar and music director Dan Wheetman took it to the Manhattan Ensemble Theatre off-Broadway in 2002, and it has played across the U.S. in subsequent years. They recently brought the John Denver Holiday Concert to Lone Tree. The production, co-produced by Starkey Theatrix and Lone Tree Arts Center, shows the polish it has acquired, featuring an Equity cast of experienced performers who make it all look easy as they revisit the music and life of this extremely talented/ extremely conflicted American legend. Hank Williams shot to the national scene

If you go “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” plays through April 14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $29, 720-509-1000, LoneTreeArtsCenter. org/hank. from backwoods Alabama, recording a total of 35 singles. After a stretch on Grand Ole Opry — and being fired from that show — he died of an overdose in the back seat of his baby blue Cadillac at age 29. Of those 35 songs, 11 hit number one and have become part of our national fabric, and the 20 songs interwoven into this smoothly composed biographical story all sound familiar. Backed by a versatile band, Hank sings of loneliness and sadness, “Lovesick Blues,” as well as some upbeat numbers such as “Hey Good Lookin’.” Ryan Nearhoff, a New York-based actor and musician, certainly resembles the online photos of Williams. He is believable in song style and in his picture of a man disin-

tegrating publicly due to alcohol and drugs. His backup band members — who eventually had to give up on him — are all well-developed characters, and three of them have toured with this production elsewhere. Mama Lily, who helped launch Hank’s career, is played by Denver favorite Kathleen Brady, who belts out songs with spirit throughout. His wife Audrey, who also tied into his career, is played by Jamie Ann Romero, and the waitress in Pete’s Diner, who enjoys Hank’s radio broadcasts and dances to the rhythms at the front edge of the stage, is award-winning Denver actor Rhonda Brown. Mississippi Charles Bevel plays blues singer Tee-Tot, who taught Hank to play the guitar and sing early on. He is woven into the storyline intermittently from his corner of the stage. Denver audiences know him from the fine production of “It Aint Nothin’ But the Blues” produced some years ago at the Denver Center. Humor and sadness mix in this account of an American favorite. It is skillfully staged, with an overlay of lighting that gives the production a soft patina. It merits a visit for the quality of performances.

Street art inspires woman’s abstract works By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcolorado news.com “Whitewash,” is Patricia Aaron’s title for a group of six new ink and encaustic paintings to be exhibited in a group show at Space Gallery in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District, where she is a new member. The exhibit runs from April 19 to June 1. She will be present at an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. April 19. She writes that the new works were inspired by a recent

trip to Key West, where she explored behind the tourist facades to find exuberant street art, graffiti, filling walls along alleys, underpasses and schoolyards. Whitewash is the community’s method to eradicate the art. For more than 20 years, Aaron, of Greenwood Village, has been researching rogue art as historical record. She finds references pre-dating the ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilizations. Her chosen medium for interpreting her responses to

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If you go Space Gallery is located at 765 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 303-623-3448.

graffiti is a combination of ink and encaustic — beeswax with pigment — layered precisely to present rich, sometimes translucent effects. Her works are abstract, with suggestions of words and other

markings buried in them. This technique of making art dates to ancient times and retains shape and color. The painter melts beeswax, adds pigment to small batches and brushes it on a panel in thin layers. When a layer is completed, it is carefully heated with a torch to seal the color. The end result is a complex, inviting painting with a rich, smooth, almost glassy surface through which one can see previously applied layers of color and texture.

From Prince Charming to Carmen, enjoy songs and arias by the smooth operators of musical theater and opera!

Remember when “take me out to the ball game” meant a meal of peanuts and crackerjack along with a hot dog and beer? So imagine what a healthy home run that Aramark, Coors Field’s exclusive concessionaire, is hitting with the introduction of a sustainable garden located at Gate A of the ball field. The Colorado Rockies and Aramark have partnered with The Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University and Designs by Sundown to produce the on-site garden, which will provide the concessionaire with herbs and vegetables for use in Coors Field’s Mountain Ranch Club menu and build-your-own salad station. The design of “The Garden,” which is its official name, mimics a baseball stadium, with raised beds terracing upward from The Garden’s “infield” to the outfield and then to the stands. Ornamental flowers, followed by herbs, followed by vegetables will be on display for fans that pass through Gate A over the course of the Rockies’ season. The beds will be constructed of beetle kill pinewood sourced from Morgan Timber Products of Fort Collins. 0The plantings will be propagated at CSU from seeds adapted to the Colorado climate. The installation of The Garden marks a further commitment by the Rockies and Aramark to develop environmentally friendly programs in alignment with Major League Baseball’s recent green focus. On the other side of the snack spectrum, Aramark has added plenty of indulgent items that first were offered with last the April 5 home opener. They are: • Sausage on a stick — Italian, smoked cheddar, spicy Polish sausage. • Carnitas nachos — tortilla chips smothered in green chili queso topped with pork carnitas, jalapenos, pico de gallo and sour cream. • Smothered empanada — topped with former Bronco Mark Schlereth’s Stinkin’ Green Chili, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream. • Pizza nachos — fresh fried pizza dough chips topped with house-made marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, diced pepperoni and sausage. • Rib eye sandwich — a 4-ounce rib eye served with sliced Havarti horseradish cheese, topped with onion tanglers and tangy gold barbecue sauce. • Souvenir refillable popcorn. Parker continues on Page 18


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parker: Sarto’s pantry will be next to new restaurant Parker continues from Page 17

Laird lands at Sarto’s

Since talented chef Brian Laird left Barolo Grill, after a 12-year stint in command of the kitchen, he bounced around Denver’s dining scene between the nowshuttered Russo’s in the Vallagio development in Arapahoe County to the now-shuttered RockBar on East Colfax to Sketch at 101 Broadway. I don’t think that Laird knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. But the boy wonder (he looks younger than his years) finally has landed at a spot I think he can call home. Sarto’s, a northern Italian eatery poised to open in the fall in a vacant century-old property at the corner of Eliot Street and 25th Avenue, will be the centerpiece of an emerging neighborhood between Highland and Sports Authority Field. Laird and majority owners Taylor Swallow and Kjsa Gotlin share a passion for northern Italian cuisine, which will be adapted to reflect contemporary tastes. Laird will craft a seasonal madefrom-scratch menu featuring locally sourced products, hand-selected Italian specialty items, antipasti creations, house-made pasta and wood-fired selections. A floor-to-ceiling bar will feature custom cocktails, Italian wines and beers, as well as a handful of domestic selections. The space will seat 90 indoors and include covered patio seating outdoors. Adjacent to the restaurant will be Sarto’s Pantry, which will offer quick bites for lunch or dinner including soups, sandwiches, salads and pizzas, plus take-home ingredients such as fresh pastas, sauces, meats and cheeses. For more information, visit www.sartos.com or www.facebook. com/sartosdenver or follow on Twitter @sartosdenver.

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“Ballroom with a Twist,” a super show coming to the Buell Theatre June 8 and 9, combines celebrity pros from “Dancing With the Stars” with “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance “ finalists. The international dance production, with stunning costumes and performances that push the boundaries of ballroom dancing, features “Dancing With the Stars” competitors Jonathan Roberts, Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower. “American Idol” finalists are Gina Glocksen (season six) and Von Smith (season eight). “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists are Randi Lynn Strong, Jonathan Platero and Legacy. “Dancing With the Stars” Emmy-nominated Louis van Am-

stel’s choreography brings sizzling dance moves and fancy flash to this family-friendly evening. Single tickets for “Ballroom With a Twist” start at $20. To charge by phone, call Denver Center ticket services at 303-893-4100 or buy online at www.denvercenter.org.

Good eats in Estes

If it works for Denver, why can’t it work for Estes Park? Estes Park Restaurant Week takes place from April 12 through 25. The deal? Enjoy a three-course meal for only $20.13. The week winds up with Taste of Estes on April 25, with area restaurants participating at Rocky Mountain Park Inn. Some participating restaurants in Estes Park Restaurant Week will offer breakfast and lunch specials or upgraded dinner packages at $30.13 or $40.14. See more restaurant and menu information at www.dineestespark.com/ Page_2.php.

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This restaurant rumor has some meat to it. According to a broker, Del Frisco’s Grille, long rumored to be coming to the Denver market, will supposedly take a large space in the First Bank redevelopment project on First Avenue and St. Paul Street in Cherry Creek North.

Looking for love

Was Denverite Eric Elkins looking for love in all the wrong places? Perhaps that’s why he decided to give “The Steve Harvey Show” a shot. Elkins, a social media expert, put his love life in the comedian/ talk show host’s hands. “A single dad who says he’s ready to date comes to Steve for help finding Mrs. Right. Can Steve help him find a love connection?” says a post on Harvey’s website. Apparently Cupid’s arrow found its target: A brunette named “Erin,” who has agreed to go on a date with Elkins in Colorado. You can comment on what you think chances are that there’s a love connection at www.steveharveytv. com/single-dad-date/. “The Steve Harvey Show” airs at 9 a.m. weekdays on KTVD, Channel 20. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktiecolorado.com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

Music pro to teach songwriting Valor Christian instructor shares craft he loves

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sellingboe@ourcoloradonews. com “How cool to have a license to legitimately have fun! ... It’s hard work, yes — you develop a work ethic — but you never get to a place where it’s drudgery. … Playing music — if you’re not having fun, it’s not worth it.” Those are words of Marty Magehee, a veteran of the music industry and, as of 2011, on the faculty of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. He is scheduled to share his expertise by teaching a songwriting class for adults this spring. His enthusiasm is contagious. He is a gold album artist due to his long association with the Christian music quartet 4HIM, which traveled across the nation performing 250 and more concerts a year. “At five years, we leveled out at 250,” he said. “By then three of us were married and starting families. … In the 20

If you go Valor Christian High School is at 3775 E. Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The songwriting class is in Recording Studio Room 046; photography in Photo Lab Room 055; and graphic design in Design Lab Room 051. Classes run April 24 to May 29. For information and to register: valorchristian.com — click on flashing banner for adult art classes to register. For information, call Arts Department Coordinator Nancy Columbia, 303-471-3383.

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Musician Marty Magehee, Valor Christian faculty member, will teach songwriting in a new Th whol adult education series. Courtesy photo years we sang together we gave more than 4,200 concerts.” The group performed regularly in Colorado, and Magehee says when he was first married, he was writing songs about Colorado. Denver First Church of the Nazarene in Cherry Hills Village was a familiar stop. At Valor Christian, he has developed a sophisticated recording studio where the class will meet. He calls it “makeshift” as he anticipates the building of a dedicated space in the projected new art building, which will be built as soon as funding is secured. The goal for the class: Each student will have written or be part of writing several songs by the end. Development of a core idea, how to recognize “the money idea,” (an industry term), create 20 lines plus the chorus … “nail down the look that makes it

coac H happen ….” One and one halfin 4 focused hours on Wednesdayover nights for six weeks are sched- “W said uled. From a musical family, Mage-batti hee taught himself to play thegame guitar and piano and eventu- “W ally majored in trumpet perfor-abou at-ba mance. He also has a degree in musicyear. education. At Valor, he teachesguys songwriting, advanced worshiplike t band, studio recording — begin- Th tive a ning and advanced. He hopes to make the studio “I appealing to Nashville musicond pros, who might want to comeValor here to do projects — song by“It’s song or, when up and running,ure it help full projects. Also offered are two othervidua classes: “Core Photography” “I with Brian Rowden and “Intro tothird Graphic Design” with Mary Katenitel Dick. All three will be offered from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Each class costs $250 for six weeks.

See your way to glass exhibition “Sand, Soda and a Twist of Lime” is the theme for the Annual Glass Artist’s Fellowship exhibit, running April 16-27 at COArt Gallery, 846 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. An opening reception is planned from 5-9 p.m. April 19. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Glassartistsfellowship.com.

Dr. Colorado talks

“Historic Railroads and Colorado Hotels” will be Dr. Tom Noel’s subject when he speaks to the Highlands Ranch Historical Society from 7-8:30 p.m. April 15 at the Southbridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Noel will bring stories and photos of surviving passenger railroads, such as the Cumbres and Toltec and Durango and Silverton narrow gauge railroads, as well as grand hotel stops and saloons along the way.

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his “children” and eventually donated them to the Library of Congress. Van Els will talk about the handcrafted Jefferson Bible on display at the History Colorado Center.

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The event is free for members and a $1 suggested donation is asked of non-members. Guests are welcome. hrhistoricalsociety@comcast.net.

Jefferson comes to life

“Thomas Jefferson and His Literary Children” will be Jack Van Els’ topic as he portrays Jefferson at 7 p.m. April 16 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Jefferson accumulated a library with more than 7,000 books and went into debt to obtain them. He called them

“Mining for the Real Baby Doe” will be a presentation by author Joyce Lohse of Centennial for the Palmer Lake Historical Society at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Palmer Lake City Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake. Free, refreshments served.

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Valor coach has eye on at-bats Score not whole story in victory, Wahl says By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com The scoreboard appeared to tell the whole story, but Valor Christian baseball coach Keith Wahl said there was more. Host Valor Christian pounded out 18 hits in 4 1/3 innings en route to a 14-4 victory over Littleton on April 3. “We brought the bats really well,” Wahl said of his team, which had a .364 team batting average after the season’s first nine games. “We actually don’t talk about hits. We talk about quality at-bats. We posted 29 quality at-bats, which is the best we’ve done this year. A quality at-bat is a bunt, it’s moving guys over, its seven-pitch at-bats and things like that.” The Eagles have bought into the productive at-bat philosophy. “It’s a tough lesson to learn but the second you learn it, you see how it works,” Valor senior leadoff hitter Daniel Lund said. “It’s one of those things that once you figure it out, wow, this is really clicking and it’s helping our team out more than me individually. “If you advance a runner from second to third, that’s a big out. It’s not a hit but it definitely helps us. A quality at-bat is basically

Valor Christian starting pitcher Daniel Butler did not walk a batter in five innings against Littleton. Photo by Jim Benton a way to measure how you are hitting. You don’t want to always measure on average.” However, for those who are only interested in what appears in the box score, Lund went 4-for-4 and scored three runs in the victory over the Lions. “I just try to get our team fired up espe-

cially on that first at-bat,” Lund said. “I always try to have a good approach and try and work the pitcher as much as I can. As a leadoff hitter, you can’t strike out.” Cleanup hitter Hayden Gerlach, who is returning from an injury, went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run batted in and a run

scored. Eagles starting pitcher Daniel Butler, who allowed seven hits but didn’t walk a batter in five innings of work, helped his own cause with two hits and five RBIs. After the win over Littleton, Valor Christian collected 23 hits, scoring seven runs in the first inning and six in the seventh in a 13-1 win over Dakota Ridge. Lund went 5-for-5 as the Eagles won their fourth straight game. However, Class 4A Valor saw its season record dip to 5-6 when the Eagles were limited to three hits in a 10-1 setback April 6 to Pine Creek, which came into the game at the state’s top-ranked Class 5A team. “We had a little slip-up early in the year, but we’re starting to come together as a group,” Lund said. “We believe in each other. Our motto is brotherhood.” Littleton coach Micah Bernhardt believes his team will be able to shake its inability to get clutch hits. The Lions opened the season with a 3-0 victory over Denver North when Chris Jansky threw a no-hitter, but the loss to Valor was Littleton’s seventh in a row. “We’re having trouble pushing runs across the plate,” Bernhardt said. “We’re getting guys on and guys in scoring position. The more times they get put in that position, I’m confident they’ll start coming through. Our defense has been solid. Our pitchers are throwing strikes.” Ryan Ireland and Sean Wake each collected two hits against the Eagles.

Highlands Ranch junior gets a kick from scoring Plummer key for Falcons girls soccer By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com Like most goal scorers, Jenny Plummer is inspired when she scores. On an April 2 afternoon with a cold drizzle falling on the field at Legend High School, Plummer scored all three Highlands Ranch goals in a 3-2 Continental League girls soccer victory over the Titans. “As soon as I score, I get really pumped up and excited to play the rest of the game,” Plummer said. “It’s really great to be a top scorer.” Plummer put the Falcons up 1-0 on a free kick from 50 yards out, which bounced over the goalkeeper’s head and into the goal. She pushed Highlands Ranch in front 2-1 before halftime, when her shot from the left side hit off the side netting and deflected through the goalkeeper’s legs. Highlands Ranch, playing without five regular players because of injuries, sickness and spring break, went up 3-1 in the second half when Tanner Kidd faked a free kick from 30 yards away and Plummer sent a shot along the ground and into the goal for what turned out to be the game-winning tally. “We did a set piece,” Plummer explained. Plummer, a junior, has scored five of the

eight goals Highlands Ranch has scored this season, and all five tallies have come in the past three games. The April 2 victory was the fourth straight for Highlands Ranch, which improved to 3-0-0 in the Continental League and 4-2-0 overall. “We had players out, so the rest of the players had to play at a higher level,” said Highlands Ranch coach Randy Hodous. “We are very proud of their production. “We had a tough non-league. We need to keep improving, stay confident on the ball and get the most out of each of our players of what their strengths are. Jenny is a good attacking player. Tanner Kidd is a good distributor for us. Our back line does a good job. We have to keep getting better and better. It is important for us to feel confident with the ball.” Legend, still looking for its first win, fell to 0-3-1 in the league and 0-5-1 overall, but controlled play most of the second half against Highlands Ranch. In five previous games, the Titans had managed only two goals, but matched their season output against the Falcons when Cassi VanDeventer and Drew Guillen scored goals. “We had a lot of opportunities but we didn’t seem to put a lot of them away,” said Legend coach Jordan Ivey. “That’s been the story a little bit for us this season. We’re a young team and we’re still trying to figure out how to come together and play as a team. “We’ve been taking steps in the right

Jenny Plummer (7) scored all of Highlands Ranch’s goals in the 3-2 win over Legend. Photo by Jim Benton direction. We still have the major chunk of our season ahead of us. I feel like we can definitely pull it together and get ourselves set up for the playoffs. We’re a step off here

or a pass may be a yard off to one side or the other, and that’s a pace when we start to come together as a team, that pace is going to get cleaned up.”

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Keogh growing as tennis player Ponderosa senior to play college hoops By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com Three years ago, Kari Keogh was searching for something to do when not playing basketball. She opted to play tennis, and the Ponderosa senior has developed into a solid No. 3 singles player. “I started playing tennis my freshman year,” Keogh said. “I wanted a second sport to go with basketball. Tennis is so fun. I still haven’t mastered it, that’s for sure. I joined tennis because my friends were doing it and it was a no-cut sport, so I decided I would just give it a shot.” Keogh, headed for St. Olaf College next year to study and play basketball, made plenty of shots last season for the Ponderosa basketball team. She was the Continental League’s leading scorer during the regular season with a 16.6 scoring average, and topped

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all players with 147 made free throws. “I think if I took tennis more seriously year-round, I could be a lot better, but basketball is really my passion,” Keogh said. “I’m really in shape, which I find a lot of time in tennis, girls aren’t. And my footwork, it all comes from basketball. Basketball and tennis cross-train a lot.” Keogh was undefeated last season in tennis, but suffered her first loss in the second round of the state tournament. She hasn’t lost in four matches this season and defeated Littleton’s Anna Sonja 6-0, 6-0 April 4 in a Continental League dual meet at Littleton. “If Kari would have started at a younger age in tennis, she could have easily gotten a tennis scholarship,” Ponderosa coach Lisa Damico said. “She is so confident now. She went undefeated last year but she was uncertain in a lot of matches. This year she’s very calm and very certain. She’s not cocky, but just certain. “It will take someone with re-

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Common kitchen remodeling mistakes to avoid By Kitchen Tune-Up www.kitchentuneup.com

Everyone’s heard the horror stories of the remodel that went wrong, very wrong; the contractor skips town with the deposit, the product doesn’t arrive and you wait months for a workable kitchen, bathroom, etc., the kitchen is left so dirty and in such disarray that it takes days to clean it up and feel like you can cook in it again. It doesn’t have to be that way! There are honest, hard-working contractors out there who are good at what they do and will make your kitchen, bath, or wood floor look spectacular for a reasonable price. So, what should you look out for when entrusting your beloved home to someone you don’t know? Here are five common mistakes you can avoid if you know about them in advance. We’ll also give you some tips on things you can do to ensure your remodeling experience is the best it can be. • Don’t expect your project to run perfectly. Problems do occur. If you get upset about a few days’ slippage, you will drive yourself insane. Remember, you will have this kitchen for a good number of years, so a few days here or there are insignificant to the overall result. The important thing is that your contractor is reacting to it, getting it handled and gets everything back on track as soon as possible. For example, your contractor pulls the old cabinets off and fi nds out there has been a leak that

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Tips to avoid injury while spring cleaning By StatePoint Cleaning your home from top to bottom this spring? Do so with care. From falls off ladders to muscle pain, heavy-duty chores can be hazardous to your health and wellness if you’re not careful. So before you roll up your sleeves and get into the thick of it, take a moment to review some essential safety precautions:

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April 11, 2013

Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE

Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0019 To Whom It May Concern: On 1/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ANN E. BARNHARDT Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/30/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 10/5/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010065048 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $288,787.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $258,872.60 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 86, RIDGEGATE-SECTION 15 FILING NO. 6, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. has the address of: 9175 KornendWhich brust Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124 NOTICE OF SALE elaxThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given canthat on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedgent,nesday, May 8, 2013, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle yourRock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all inof said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs al al-terest and assigns therein, for the purpose of negarpaying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of tion,Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses sale and other items allowed by law, withof and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/14/2013 Publication: 4/11/2013 whenLast Publisher: Douglas County News Press prod-Dated: 1/16/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY mo-DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee name, address and telephone numcon-The bers of the attorney(s) representing the holder of the indebtedness is: noselegal CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER gicalColorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 ut ofFax #: (303) 865-1410 File #: 12-14269 t us-Attorney *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE DATES on the Public Trustee webpetsSALE site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0020 To Whom It May Concern: On 1/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: WM. MICHAEL RINNER AND JANET RINNER Original Beneficiary: AFFILIATED FINANCIAL GROUP, INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/14/2005 e fly-Recording Date of DOT: 1/21/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005006406 birdDOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $470,800.00 Principal Amount as of the n theOutstanding date hereof: $467,301.59 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you ns of are hereby notified that the covenants of colli-the deed of trust have been violated as Failure to pay principal and inng tofollows: terest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of tifulDebt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. zardTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the ce ofproperty encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. dowsLegal Description of Real Property: LOT 41, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1g de-H1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF s de-COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9754 Sunset ople,Hill Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124 OF SALE s. ToNOTICE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described siderherein, has filed written election and deh UVmand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. mans,THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless n onthe sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedMay 8, 2013, at the Public Trustnd atnesday, ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of the indebtedness provided in said y re-paying Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses ou’llTrust, of sale and other items allowed by law, ed inand will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. rally.First Publication: 3/14/2013 Last Publication: 4/11/2013 ever.Publisher: Douglas County News Press 1/16/2013 ood,Dated: GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS Public Trustee whenThe name, COUNTY address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the zardlegal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202

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PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0020 To Whom It May Concern: On 1/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: WM. MICHAEL RINNER AND JANET RINNER Original Beneficiary: AFFILIATED FINANCIAL GROUP, INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/14/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 1/21/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005006406 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $470,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $467,301.59 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 41, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1H1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9754 Sunset Hill Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/14/2013 Last Publication: 4/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/16/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 11-15143 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0020 First Publication: 3/14/2013 Last Publication: 4/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0035 To Whom It May Concern: On 1/17/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: LTPM5, LLC Original Beneficiary: FIRST COMMUNITY BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/18/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 1/30/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007008882 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $12,384,291.31 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $2,600,000.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: including, but not limited to, the failure to make timely monthly payments, failure to pay all amounts due and owing at the time of maturity as required under said Deed of Trust and the Evidence of Debt secured thereby. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 14C-1, PARK MEADOWS FILING NO. 2, 7TH AMENDMENT, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO TOGETHER WITH all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all mineral, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. Which has the address of: 9980 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/14/2013 Last Publication: 4/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/18/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: THOMAS L. DEVINE Colorado Registration #: 22758 3200 WELLS FARGO CENTER 1700 LINCOLN STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80203-4532 Phone #: (303) 607-3500 Fax #: Attorney File #: LTPM5, LLC *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

the deed of trust have been violated as deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: follows: including, but not limited to, the 23-Color LOT 146, CARRIAGE CLUB ESTATES failure to make timely monthly payments, FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, failure to pay all amounts due and owing STATE OF COLORADO. at the time of maturity as required under Which has the address of: 10586 Dacre said Deed of Trust and the Evidence of Place, Lone Tree, CO 80124 Debt secured thereby. NOTICE OF SALE THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt A FIRST LIEN. secured by the Deed of Trust described The property described herein is all of the herein, has filed written election and deproperty encumbered by the lien of the mand for sale as provided by law and in deed of trust. said Deed of Trust. Legal Description of Real Property: THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given LOT 14C-1, PARK MEADOWS FILING that on the first possible sale date (unless NO. 2, 7TH AMENDMENT, COUNTY OF the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedDOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO nesday, May 15, 2013, at the Public TOGETHER WITH all existing or subTrustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle sequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucrights of way, and appurtenances; all wation to the highest and best bidder for ter, water rights and ditch rights (including cash, the said real property and all instock in utilities with ditch or irrigation terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs rights); and all other rights, royalties, and and assigns therein, for the purpose of profits relating to the real property, includpaying the indebtedness provided in said ing without limitation all mineral, oil, gas, Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of geothermal and similar matters. Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Which has the address of: 9980 Park of sale and other items allowed by law, Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124 and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificNOTICE OF SALE ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. The current holder of the Evidence of Debt First Publication: 3/21/2013 secured by the Deed of Trust described Last Publication: 4/18/2013 herein, has filed written election and dePublisher: Douglas County News Press mand for sale as provided by law and in Dated: 1/25/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY said Deed of Trust. DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given The name, address and telephone numthat on the first possible sale date (unless bers of the attorney(s) representing the the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedlegal holder of the indebtedness is: nesday, May 8, 2013, at the Public TrustLISA CANCANON ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Colorado Registration #: 42043 Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auc1199 BANNOCK STREET , tion to the highest and best bidder for DENVER, COLORADO 80204 cash, the said real property and all inPhone #: (303) 813-1177 terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Fax #: (303) 813-1107 and assigns therein, for the purpose of Attorney File #: 9105.05261 paying the indebtedness provided in said *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webTrust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustof sale and other items allowed by law, ee/ and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/14/2013 Legal Notice No.: 2013-0042 Last Publication: 4/11/2013 First Publication: 3/21/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Dated: 1/18/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: THOMAS L. DEVINE Colorado Registration #: 22758 Public Notice 3200 WELLS FARGO CENTER 1700 LINCOLN STREET, PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID DENVER, COLORADO 80203-4532 Phone #: (303) 607-3500 Separate sealed bids for 2013 CONFax #: CRETE PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT, Attorney File #: LTPM5, LLC DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUM*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE BER CI 2013-004 will be received by the SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webOwner, Douglas County Government, Desite: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustpartment of Community Planning and Susee/ tainable Development, Engineering Division, Phillip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Legal Notice No.: 2013-0035 Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, First Publication: 3/14/2013 until Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. Last Publication: 4/11/2013 This project consists of concrete pavePublisher: Douglas County News Press ment repair, other miscellaneous work, and traffic control. PUBLIC NOTICE The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 Lone Tree a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, and copNOTICE OF SALE ies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0042 set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (AddiTo Whom It May Concern: On 1/24/2013 tional charge if mailing is required.) the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relatA PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at ing to the Deed of Trust described below 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, to be recorded in Douglas County. at the Department of Community PlanOriginal Grantor: MICHAEL M. NORINS ning and Sustainable Development, EnAND CINDY L. NORINS gineering Division, Phillip S. Miller BuildOriginal Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO ing, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS April 23, 2013, at the same address. TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASThe Project includes the following major SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS items and approximate quantities: FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH • Removal of Concrete Pavement CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AR11 73,377 SY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/29/2003 • Removal of Concrete Sidewalk Recording Date of DOT: 9/3/2003 665 SY Reception No. of DOT: 2003132146 • Removal of Curb and Gutter DOT Recorded in Douglas County. 1,980 LF Original Principal Amount of Evidence of • Unclassified Excavation (Complete-InDebt: $664,000.00 Place) – 22,680 CY Outstanding Principal Amount as of the • Aggregate Base Course (Class 6) date hereof: $545,793.13 33,117 Tons Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you • Concrete Pavement (9 Inch) (Class E) are hereby notified that the covenants of (12 Hour Mix) (With Sealant) – 8,040 SY the deed of trust have been violated as • Concrete Pavement (9 Inch) (Class P) follows: Failure to pay principal and in(Without Sealant) – 51,500 SY terest when due together with all other • Concrete Pavement (9 Inch) (Class P) payments provided for in the Evidence of (With Sealant) – 13,837 SY Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and • 6 Inch Concrete Sidewalk – 665 SY other violations of the terms thereof. • Curb and Gutter Type 2, (Section II-B) (9 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Inch) (Class P) - 1,870 LF A FIRST LIEN. • Curb and Gutter Type 2, (Section II-B) (9 The property described herein is all of the Inch) (Class E) – 105 LF property encumbered by the lien of the • Pavement Marking Paint, 325 GAL deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, BidLOT 146, CARRIAGE CLUB ESTATES ders shall have received prequalification FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, status (active status) with the Colorado STATE OF COLORADO. Department of Transportation to bid on inWhich has the address of: 10586 Dacre dividual projects of the size and kind of Place, Lone Tree, CO 80124 work as set forth herein. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Any questions on the bidding process may secured by the Deed of Trust described be directed to Terry Gruber, P.E., Project herein, has filed written election and deEngineer at 303.660.7490. mand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. For Planholder Information, Please Call THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedLegal Notice No.: 921377 nesday, May 15, 2013, at the Public First Publication: April 4, 2013 Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucPublisher: Douglas County News-Press tion to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Public Notice and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE of sale and other items allowed by law, OF TREASURER’S DEED and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. To Every Person in Actual Possession or First Publication: 3/21/2013 Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person Publisher: Douglas County News Press in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Dated: 1/25/2013 Specially Assessed, and to all Persons GEORGE J KENNEDY having an Interest or Title of Record in or DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee to the said Premises and To Whom It May The name, address and telephone numConcern, and more especially to: bers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: OCCUPANT - Diane E Peterson c/o LISA CANCANON James R Peterson - Dixiebelle L Peterson Colorado Registration #: 42043 aka Dixiebelle Peterson - Dixiebell 1199 BANNOCK STREET , Peterson, Trustee - Dixiebelle Peterson, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Trustee for the Peterson Family Living Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Trust - James P Roth - James R Peterson Fax #: (303) 813-1107 - James R Peterson & Diane E Peterson Attorney File #: 9105.05261 James R Peterson & Dixiebelle L *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Peterson aka James & Dixiebelle SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webPeterson - James R Peterson & site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustDixiebelle Peterson - James R Peterson & ee/ Dixiebelle Peterson, as Trustees of the Peterson Family Living Trust - James R Legal Notice No.: 2013-0042 Peterson, Trustee - James R Peterson, First Publication: 3/21/2013 Trustee for the Peterson Family Living Last Publication: 4/18/2013 Trust - The Peterson Family Living Trust Publisher: Douglas County News Press The Public Trustee, Douglas County Title America - Wells Fargo Bank NA,Wells Fargo Services, Consumer Loan Servicing - Wells Fargo Bank NA - William L Barfield & Marjorie C Barfield

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James P Roth - Land Title Attn: Ron Antonio -William Michael Buscietta III You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2009 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to James P Roth the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:

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To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Diane E Peterson c/o James R Peterson - Dixiebelle L Peterson aka Dixiebelle Peterson - Dixiebell Peterson, Trustee - Dixiebelle Peterson, Trustee for the Peterson Family Living Trust - James P Roth - James R Peterson - James R Peterson & Diane E Peterson James R Peterson & Dixiebelle L Peterson aka James & Dixiebelle Peterson - James R Peterson & Dixiebelle Peterson - James R Peterson & Dixiebelle Peterson, as Trustees of the Peterson Family Living Trust - James R Peterson, Trustee - James R Peterson, Trustee for the Peterson Family Living Trust - The Peterson Family Living Trust The Public Trustee, Douglas County Title America - Wells Fargo Bank NA,Wells Fargo Services, Consumer Loan Servicing - Wells Fargo Bank NA - William L Barfield & Marjorie C Barfield You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2009 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to James P Roth the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 6 HIGHLANDS RANCH # 90-C 0.190 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to James P Roth. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2008; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of James R Peterson & Dixiebelle L Peterson for said year 2008.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said James P Roth at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 25th day of July 2013, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 1st day of April 2013. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 921392 First Publication: April 11, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Gary Debus, Community Manager c/o Highlands Ranch Community Association Inc a Colorado nonprofit corporation - Highlands Ranch Community Association Inc a Colorado nonprofit corporation – Jake Jabs and Anne P Jabs c/o American Furniture Warehouse James P Roth - Land Title Attn: Ron Antonio -William Michael Buscietta III You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2009 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to James P Roth the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 13 HIGHLANDS RANCH #70B 0.221 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to James P Roth. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2008; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of William Michael Buscietta III for said year 2008.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said James P Roth at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 25th day of July 2013, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 1st day of April 2013.

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to James P Roth. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2008; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of William Michael Buscietta III for said year 2008.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said James P Roth at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 25th day of July 2013, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 1st day of April 2013.

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/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 921394 First Publication: April 11, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Lloyd R Wade - Albert J Balliett - Albert L Steele c/o Robert M Steele - Alison R Steele c/o Robert M Steele, Custodian - Arzella L Steele c/o Robert M Steele - Carol A Kates - Carol A Kates, as Custodian for Jennifer E Kates and Brian M Kates - County of Douglas, Trustee c/o Douglas County Treasurer - E Pauline Balliett c/o Albert J Balliett - E.A. Bacon as Sole hier of Elma E Bacon, Deceased - E.A. Bacon, Adminstrator for Elma E Bacon - Elma E Bacon (Deceased) aka Elma Effie Bacon c/o E.A. Bacon - Emily K Steele c/o Robert M Steele, Custodian - Evis S Hays (Deceased) - George E Steele c/o Steeles Market - George E Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Carol A Kates -George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Carol A Kates as Custodian for Jennifer E Kates and Brian M Kates George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Janet L Roberts - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Jerry C Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Lois Loree Steele, Co-trustee - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy L Earls George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert M Steele -George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert M Steele as Custodian for Seth D Steele, Emily K Steele & Alison R Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy Loree Earls as Co-Trustee - Henry P Hays - Henry P Hays as Personal Representative of the Estate of Evis S Hays, Deceased - Janet L Roberts - Jerry C Steele -Lois Loree Steele, as Co-Trustee - M.D.C. Land Corporation, a Colorado Corporation - Merrille S Steele c/o Robert M Steele - Nancy L Earls -Nancy Loree Earls, as Co-Trustee -Olive A Steele aka Olive A Steele, the Testatrix - Olive Amelia Steele - Robert E Steele - Robert M Steele - Robert M Steele as Custodian for Seth D Steele Seth R Steele c/o Robert M Steele You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 15th day of November 2007 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Lloyd R Wade the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: (Correction of legal by Assessor from: UND 1/6TH OF ½ MIN INT IN NE1/4 4-10 -65 160.18 AM/L, 13.3484 AM/L AND UND 1/4TH OF ½ MIN INT IN N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4 & S W 1 / 4 N E 1 / 4 4 - 1 0 - 6 5 3 6 2 . 9 A M / L, 45.3625 AM/L; TOTAL OF 58.7109 AM/L) Corrected Legal: 1/8 MIN INT IN NW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4 410-65 TOTAL = 362.9 AM/L MIN INT = 45.363 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Lloyd R Wade. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2006;That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of George E Steele % Steeles Market for said year 2006.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Lloyd R Wade at1:00:00 AM o’clock P.M., on the 25th day of July 2013, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 1st day of April 2013. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 921395 First Publication: April 11, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Public Knowledge = Notices Community Read the Notices! Legal Notice No.: 2013-0035 First Publication: 3/14/2013 Last Publication: 4/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2009 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to James P Roth the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 6 HIGHLANDS RANCH # 90-C 0.190 AM/L

/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County

Legal Notice No.: 921394 First Publication: April 11, 2013 Last Publication: April 25, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to James P Roth. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2008; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of James R Peterson & Dixiebelle L Peterson for said year 2008.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said


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