May 1, 2014 Douglas County, Colorado | Volume 13, Issue 15 A publication of
Lincoln Commons shifts focus Vision for area changes to include senior center, library, park By Jane Reuter
These two grizzly bears, among 300 animals abandoned in Texas, cool off in a pool at the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Photos by Jane Reuter
Sanctuary owner shares story Craig tells Lone Tree audience about decades of animal rescues By Jane Reuter
email@example.com Pat Craig was just 19 when he first heard adult lions and tigers referred to as zoo surplus, and learned most were euthanized. Thirty-four years later, speaking in front of an audience at the Lone Tree Arts Center, the memory of that moment in the back of a zoo made Craig’s voice break. “I was looking at these animals; they were looking back at me,” he said. “I thought, these animals will die without somebody. I should be doing something’.” So he did. In 1980, Craig built and opened a small sanctuary on his parent’s farm near Boulder. Within a month, he heard from people seeking to place more than 1,000 animals. “I thought saving one is better than none,” Craig said. “Pretty soon I realized I Animal continues on Page 22
Plans for Lone Tree’s Lincoln Commons area are shifting with time. What once was envisioned as a retail-dense area like Centennial’s Streets at SouthGlenn now is planned with more residential and civic uses, including a senior-living center, library and park. More shops and businesses still are included in the design, but in smaller numbers than originally proposed, and curtains have fallen on the movie theater RidgeGate developers once imagined. The Lone Tree City Council approved the amendment to the Lincoln Commons subarea plan in April. Lincoln Commons includes a swath of the RidgeGate development south of Lincoln Avenue. It is home to Super Target, Sprouts and several restaurants, shops and medical offices. Denver-based Snooze recently announced its plans to open a restaurant, and RidgeGate is donating land for a new Lone Tree library there. The area recently approved for changes encompasses about 15 acres east of the Lone Tree Arts Center. The original vision there pre-dated the recession, said Lone Tree community development director Kelly First. Those years left commercial developers more cautious, particularly about lessvisible sites south of Lincoln along RidgeGate Parkway. “Streets at SouthGlenn had an opportunity to get started before the recession,” RidgeGate development manager Darryl Jones said. “We didn’t have that advantage. A number of economic factors have changed the reality of where businesses locate. They’ve been less willing to go in locations Commons continues on Page 22
A pair of tigers lounge in the late April sun at the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg.
Anderson back in sheriff’s race Castle Rock police commander asks voters to write him in By Ryan Boldrey
firstname.lastname@example.org Castle Rock Police Cmdr. John Anderson isn’t going to let the outcome of the Douglas County GOP Assembly stop him. Anderson, who fell 20 votes shy of making the Republican primary ballot in what had been a three-person race for the party nomination, is officially back in the running for sheriff, and is asking voters to consider writing him in as the county’s top law officer in June when the Republican primary rolls around. Heading into the March 22 county assembly, Anderson, Coroner Lora Thomas and Undersheriff Tony Spurlock all were seeking the Republican nod. Yet after Spurlock garnered the support of 50.4 percent of the 460 delegates who voted
and neither Thomas (24.8 percent) nor Anderson (24.6 percent) got the required 30 percent to make it on to the ballot, Spurlock became the only one of three to get on. That didn’t sit well with Anderson Anderson, who is frustrated, not just with the caucus process, which he calls “corrupt,” but also with the current regime that has been in control of Douglas County since Sheriff Steve Zotos took office in 1983. Zotos was succeeded by his Capt. Mike Acree, who after his resignation as sheriff supported the county commissioners in appointing his undersheriff, current term-limited Sheriff David Weaver, to the office in 2005. Spurlock is Weaver’s undersheriff. “When you get an establishment in there for 30-some years, it becomes a machine,” Anderson said. “And I think that this machine self-serves itself and steps away from what the public really needs,
which is improved public safety.” Anderson pointed to the 2011 election in which Douglas County voters shot down ballot measure 1A by a margin of 60.4 percent to 39.6 percent. Had 1A passed, it would have allowed for the county to extend the sheriff term limits from two to three. If Spurlock is elected to the office, he said, “the status quo will continue,” adding that if Weaver also becomes the newest Douglas County commissioner “it stays the exact same, and (the regime becomes) even more powerful.” “Right now what I need to do is remind the public that they asked for change in the sheriff’s office by voting out the possibility of a third term. “I’m running to give them that other choice.” With 101,164 registered Republican voters in Douglas County, Anderson said it’s a bit of a sham that a few hundred get to make a decision for all of them and said there’s a reason the caucus system is only practiced in 11 states anymore. Anderson continues on Page 9
Development plans for Lincoln Commons, once reminiscent of Streets at Southglenn, have shifted with time and economic fluctuations. Photo by Jane Reuter
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World of homeless youths hits home From the apartment balcony, in the hours just past midnight, he could see beams of light from patrol cars cutting through the blackness in the grassy area near Denver Skate Park. Cops looking for the homeless, he guessed. A few hours later, as the day began to awaken, Nick Santulli, 18, and his two companions left their friend’s apartment to burn some time near downtown Denver before heading back to their suburban Castle Rock homes. A young man and his friends, their shirts stained with dirt, bulging backpacks on their shoulders, passed them on the sidewalk. “You guys want to come get some breakfast?” the young man asked. Without hesitation, a curious Nick said OK. A chance encounter. A risk taken. A turning point. The simple yes would build a bridge between two vastly different worlds and, in the end, make a difference in both. “It was the defining moment of my senior year,” Nick said. “It’s not necessarily changed my life, but it’s altered my life and how I see things and the kind of direction in which I want to live my life.” ••• On that early July morning, they caught a bus, then the light rail. A 30-minute trip to a brick building near the 16th Street Mall. A line of young people waited to step inside, where another 100 or so ate breakfast burritos in the kitchen or clustered in the lobby, seeking the simple comforts of food, sanctuary and fellowship. The sight of so many girls and boys in their teens and early 20s without a place to call home or a family to care for them struck Nick hard. As he sat at a table and ate, he asked questions and listened. Intently. A boy told him how he and his mother, although she was no longer in his life, had been on and off the streets for most of his 17 years. Another young man recounted how he’d jumped from foster home to foster home, from friend’s couch to friend’s couch,
finally, to the street. It was, Nick thought, the tales of heartrending movies and songs. When he returned home later that day, just 30 miles south yet so very far away, he brought their stories with him. “You wouldn’t guess where I ate breakfast this morning,” Nick said to his mom. “A homeless shelter.” ••• Urban Peak. It is the only nonprofit that offers a full convergence of services to homeless youths in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. Last year, it helped 1,700 youths from 15 through 24 years of age, providing food, clothing, GED instruction and a multitude of other educational, mental health and job services. Its drop-in center is always busy, its 40-bed shelter usually full. A 2013 Denver-area survey found 921 youths on the streets. They are there for all kinds of reasons: physical, sexual and emotional abuse; parents who sell them for drugs and alcohol; mental illness. Some, at 18, have aged out of the foster care system. Others have been kicked out of homes because of their sexual orientation. The tragedies are staggering. As Dan Hanley, director of development and public affairs, recently said: “We are the voice of the 1,700 youth who don’t have one.” ••• In August, just after the start of the new school year, Nick — a passionate musician and shy transplant from Texas who favors shoulder-length hair and cowboy boots — sat in a circle of students on the floor of his newsmagazine classroom at Castle View High School, sharing highlights from the
summer. As he quietly described his encounter with the homeless, the staff became intrigued. The story inspired a theme for the first issue — “Going Outside the CVHS Bubble” — with Nick writing the main story about homeless teens. He reached out to Urban Peak, toured the facility, learned about its services. He later explored the grassy space near Denver Skate Park and the 16th Street Mall to find homeless youths to interview. “It was really hard to approach them,” Nick remembered. “I mean, I’m going to high school in Castle Rock and they’re on the streets in Denver.” He returned to Denver three times for more interviews to make sure he understood how to tell their stories. “It was weird at first,” Nick said of walking up to strangers to ask such personal questions. But “I would call it a pivotal moment in my life.” ••• On April 14, the school kicked off Make a Difference Week. More than 1,800 students crowded onto the gym bleachers. A selection process had winnowed about 10 charities and nonprofit organizations to three finalists, including Urban Peak, nominated by the newsmagazine staff. Students overwhelmingly voted it the recipient of this year’s fundraising efforts. The goal: $15,000, a few thousand more than needed to keep Urban Peak open for a day. “We want to turn this outside of our walls for one week,” student government adviser Bob Sutterer said to the students. “These are people just like you who are also talented, who also have great energy, who need a little bit of help.” Charlie Annerino, a representative from Urban Peak, walked to the middle of the floor. “A lot of times, they (homeless youths) feel like they don’t have any support,” he told the young audience. “Just looking around at this gym, that’s not true at all. … It is so powerful to see people your age care about this issue and be passionate about doing
something.” Mid-week, Annerino, Hanley and three others from the organization spent the day talking to 33 classes about the issue of youth homelessness. By the end of the week, students had raised $12,168. “It’s remarkable,” said Chris Weiss, Urban Peak’s development manager. “Castle Rock is 30 miles away from the epicenter of homelessness. To raise $12,000 for us is remarkable.” ••• In less than a month, Nick graduates. He is headed to college and a life, he hopes, where he has the opportunity to help others. It is an ambition nurtured by what evolved from a chance encounter with some homeless youths one early summer morning. “I didn’t imagine it would have been the major direction of my senior year,” he said. “If I hadn’t have done that article and done MAD Week, I probably wouldn’t have stayed on track as much. It kept me kind of headed straight, I guess.” Urban Peak, for its part, never imagined the kindness that would surge from a suburban high school in a community so removed from the everyday struggles of the discarded youths it serves. The connection, Weiss said, makes this world a better place. Nick wants to do more at Urban Peak in the coming year. “I’d really like to work in the kitchen,” he said. Where he first saw the reality of wounded humanity. And where this unfinished story of compassion began. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. Her column earned first place in the 2013 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest. She can be reached at email@example.com or 303-5664110.
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Waxing business opens in Lone Tree Woman says market needed to be filled By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org Bernadette Bille is a self-trained expert on spa services. Once a marketing rep for the automotive industry who traveled extensively, she offset long days on the road with massages and other services. Bille grew so convinced of their value she’s now opened two spas of her own. The owner of Castle Rock’s Massage Envy for five years, Bille recently opened Waxing the City in Lone Tree. The business on Park Meadows Drive in the Entertainment District offers facial and body waxing for both men and women. “We really focus on our employees’ training and the process,” said Bille, a Colorado native and Parker resident. “We are the fastest waxers, but we’re also thorough.” Bille studied the area’s demographics and believes Lone Tree is a perfect match for her services. “We knew waxing was a market that needed to be filled,” she said. “I think Lone Tree has the socio-demographic
diversity we really need to be successful. I think the Lone Tree demographic also takes good care of themselves.” Likewise the Highlands Ranch demographic, where Bille plans to open a second studio. An eyebrow wax, trim and tweeze starts at $18. Waxing the City also has a no-tipping policy. Unlike some hair removal processes and even some in the waxing industry, Bille said Waxing the City ensures hair is removed at the root — not the surface — level. The process isn’t painless, she admits, but she believes it’s worth the momentary discomfort, described as a “short, stinging sensation.” “People have this misconception that it hurts — and it does,” she said. “But when you wax regularly and consistently, you damage the hair follicles. So hair doesn’t grow back as quick and thick.” Over time, that usually means customers have to return less frequently. Discomfort also decreases with regular visits. Waxing the City is a Coloradobased franchise launched in 2003 that now includes 12 stores in five states. In 2012, it was purchased by the owners of the Anytime Fitness workout studio chain.
From left, the staff at Lone Tree’s new Waxing the City includes Emily Stockley, Marina Grudyan, owner Bernadette Bille, Jennifer McLennan and Melissa Miller. Photo by Jane Reuter
County will pay share of I-25 widening project $5.5 million is about half of feds’ portion By Mike DiFerdinando
email@example.com Douglas County commissioners approved a proposal April 22 that will spread out the cost of a proposed $32 million project aimed at improving the section of Interstate 25 between C-470 and the RidgeGate interchange. “The project involves reconstructing the existing pavement, widening I-25 and making improvements that will improve traffic operations between the RidgeGate, Lincoln Avenue and County Line Road on- and offramps,” said Art Griffith, the county’s public improvement project manager. “The project will add an additional through lane, going from three to four lanes in each direction, from the RidgeGate interchange to the County Line Road on- and off-ramps.” Douglas County is allocating $5.5 million for the project directly and is partnering with Park Meadows Metro District and the City of Lone Tree, which will be contributing an additional $430,000 for making additional improvements to the
Lincoln Avenue eastbound to northbound on-ramp. More than $10 million of federal money was allocated through the Denver Regional Council of Governments. The Colorado Department of Transportation is providing the remaining $16 million. “A $32 million dollar project and our investment is $5 million,” District 1 County Commissioner Jack Hilbert said. “And the entire project is in Douglas County. That just goes to show you how you have to reach out and get other communities and other entities to help.” The Intergovernmental Agreement still needs to be approved by the Colorado Department of Transportation, a process that is estimated to take about three to four weeks and needs to occur before CDOT can advertise and bid the project out. “We do want to warn folks that it’s going to be a little plugged up right there for a while, but when it’s done it’s going to be a lot better,” Hilbert said. “If things go as planned, construction is anticipated to begin in late summer or early fall 2013 and will last between 18-24 months to substantially complete,” Griffith said. A winter shutdown of work will occur to avoid difficult working conditions and allow for holiday shopping in the area.
news in a hurry State of the City draws near
Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning will share an inside look at the City of Lone Tree in this year’s annual State of the City presentation and lunch. The event is at 11:30 a.m. May 30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Attendees will hear about the vision for the city’s future economic, residential and commercial development and transportation plans. They’ll also have an opportunity to meet city council members and staff, and representatives of some of Lone Tree’s influential new companies. The popular event has sold out each of the previous two years, and organizers expect it will do so again. Tickets are $30 for Lone Tree Chamber members, and $35 for non-members, and can be purchased through the Chamber’s website www.lonetreechamber.com The State of the City is sponsored by the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call the chamber at 303-792-3282, or visit www.lonetreechamber.com.
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LYFE Kitchen, a restaurant set to open in Park Meadows, is hiring staff. The healthy dining restaurant will open in early June. A second LYFE Kitchen will open in Boulder this fall. The restaurants feature dishes of 600 calories or less, using local ingredients when possible. It also features gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and other dishes. The Park Meadows restaurant is recruiting for all positions. Its recruitment center is on the upper level of Park Meadows Retail Resort near Crate and Barrel. Walkin applications and interviews are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. LYFE Kitchen restaurants offer industry-leading compensation and rewards programs along with individual coaching and development and wellness programs. For more information, visit www. lyfekitchen.com. News in a hurry continues on Page 10
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Bill an opening to greater transparency A bill introduced late this legislative session deserves support from all who want to ensure public officials make their decisions in the open and preserve the right to call them out in court if they don’t. House Bill 14-1390 clarifies Colorado’s open meetings law, stating that anyone can challenge a perceived violation of the law, not only those directly affected by the action. In the equivalent of the session’s ninth inning — the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn May 7 — the bill was introduced last week and quickly passed its first committee. It remains to be seen whether the bipartisan measure, sponsored in the House by Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, and Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, can gain final passage before the session’s conclusion.
our view We’re hoping it does, or at least is revisited next January. If not, a Jefferson County judge’s head-shaking ruling in late March could set a dangerous precedent. In January, Arvada’s mayor and city council held a special meeting to fill a vacant seat. The process the officials used to fill the opening on the council prompted an Arvada resident to file a complaint. “The Mayor and Council decided to vote by secret ballot, and employed a process of elimination of any candidate(s) who
letter to the editor Vote for South Suburban incumbents
As the two members of South Suburban’s Board of Directors who are not up for re-election on May 6, we are nonetheless highly invested in the outcome of this election. We ask voters to re-elect our three fellow board members: John Ostermiller, Pam Eller and Mike Anderson. John, Pam and Mike are exemplary board members, who over the past four years have consistently demonstrated a commitment and passion for the district that have been of immeasurable value to the South Suburban residents whom we five board members serve. Each of the three spends hours studying his/her board packet prior to each board meeting, and each serves on numerous committees that promote collaborative relationships between South Suburban and the municipalities and other entities that the district serves. All three have consistently built upon the experience and knowledge they first brought to the board four years ago, and their expertise going forward into the next four years will be invaluable in making
critical decisions on the budget, and on available programs and amenities that South Suburban offers to our district residents. We ask you to join us in casting your three votes to re-elect John Ostermiller, Pam Eller, and Mike Anderson on Election Day, May 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can vote at any one of South Suburban’s five polling places: Littleton Golf & Tennis Center, Buck Community Recreation Center, Goodson Recreation Center, South Suburban Golf, and the Lone Tree Civic Center. For polling place addresses and other election information, please visit www.ssprd.org or call 303-798-5131. While at the polls, you may request that your name be added to South Suburban’s permanent absentee ballot list, to then automatically receive an absentee ballot for all future South Suburban elections. Thank you for taking the time to vote! Sue Rosser and Scott LaBrash South Suburban Parks and Recreation Board of Directors
Wishing that some old ways would BRB Social media has created an environment and culture of fun, intrigue, gossip, slander, adventure, mystery and more. It is almost a “no rules apply” phenomenon where whatever we say or do can be posted or “hashtagged” within seconds. Just keeping up with the acronyms is hard enough. Over the years and having raised teenage children through the cell phone/smart phone era and having managed some folks that would fall into the Generation Y category, I thought that I had at least a grasp on what they were saying via text or on sites such as Facebook. Things like LOL, ROFL, TTYL, BRB, and hundreds more. Recently I became aware of TBT, or Throw Back Thursday. I became aware of TBT because someone had shared a picture of me on Facebook from 34 years ago. And thanks to everyone for the “likes” of “comments” on Facebook, your kindness and sarcasm were both greatly appreciated. It is a picture of me at my high school prom or junior cotillion. As I looked at the picture I was immediately transported back in time to the days of my youth, the friends that I kept, the dreams that I had, and as I reflected on each I was quickly reminded of this fact, that was then and this is now. No one could have predicted the future and what would happen in the world, let alone in our small circle of friends that we grew up with. The lens that we viewed life through at the time was based on the information we had, the communications we received, and the interaction we had with one another. Storytelling even in the 1970s
and 1980s was alive and well, just as it was hundreds and thousands of years ago. I loved hearing my grandfather tell stories of our family’s past or an aunt or uncle of a friend share their life stories. Technology has given us many advantages, it has certainly made many things much easier, and access to information has never been faster. But as I looked back on that picture from 34 years ago, I am a bit saddened by what technology may also be depriving us of. That was then and this is now, I get that, but when I watch how my children interact with others, as I go to the gym and look around at everyone plugged into their own iPod and ear buds, there is something wrong and missing. Human interaction and conversation seems to have given way to texting and postings. Am I being nostalgic or melancholy for days gone by? Maybe? Probably. Definitely. Now I am a fan of Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, and other technologies that allow me to reconnect with family and friends, co-workers and people and clients from all over the world in a virtual environment. I am grateful Norton continues on Page 7
received an insufficient number of votes in each round (the votes for each round were tallied publicly but the identity of the individuals casting each vote was not disclosed),” District Court Judge Margie Enquist wrote in her March 30 finding. Sounds like the plaintiff was on to something — state law forbids secret ballots in most cases. But hold on: The judge found that Russell Weisfield did not “have standing to bring his claim.” The reason? He did not “articulate any direct, specific impact this voting procedure had on him or his legally-protected interests.” Case dismissed. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. Are we to assume that only the unsuccessful finalists for the council position could have legally challenged the process?
If so, that’s an enemy of the very transparency elected leaders so often, at least publicly, espouse these days. Allowing only a select few to protest the actions of public officials is disenfranchising to the masses. “The very point of the (open meetings law) is transparency in government for all citizens, not just people who are directly affected,” Gardner told the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition last month. “Every citizen ought to have standing.” While the judge ruled that Weisfield was not injured by the council’s actions, HB 14-1390 would take any such idea out of play, stating that any person denied rights under the open meetings law has “suffered an injury in fact.” We hope state lawmakers will — very publicly and very quickly — vote for that.
Stuck in a groove because of Top 40 No wonder I am out of whack: I listened to Top 40 radio. I had no choice. We had no choices. WSAI in Cincinnati, and hundreds of AM stations across the country, played 40 songs a week, in constant rotation. It is kind of unbelievable now, because we have many, many choices. I have an AirPort, so I can listen to my CDs, Internet channels and iTunes stations upstairs and downstairs, and never hear the same song twice in one week. There are songs and performances on YouTube. It’s wonderful. But in the early and mid-’60s, we had one choice, and that was Top 40. Of course, you could have a record collection, and I had an IHOP-high stack of 45s. They were about a dollar each. Up until recently you could download a song for 99 cents on iTunes. The playlists were completely nuts, surreal. You would hear something erotic and visceral like “Satisfaction” by the Stones, then three commercials, then “Dominique” by The Singing Nun. Back to back I would hear a great Carole King song by the Shirelles, and “See the Funny Little Clown,” by Bobby Goldsboro. Bobby sang one disturbing hit after another. Remember “Watching Scotty Grow”? Goldsboro, 73, is a painter now. The Top 40 would penetrate your life, and those songs still do. They are used over and over in films, and often wind up being film titles. Here are a few: “Stand By Me,” “Sixteen Candles,” “My Girl,” “Pretty Woman,” “Ode to Billie Joe,” “Blue Velvet,” “Corrina, Corrina,” “Sea of Love,” “La
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Local students win district art show Top award includes national display By Jane Reuter
jreuter @coloradocommunitymedia.com Rock Canyon High School senior Tessa Johnson finally will gain the recognition that slipped through her artistic fingers in 2013. For the second year in a row, Johnson was named winner of the Colorado 4th Congressional District high school arts competition during an April 22 ceremony at the Lone Tree Golf Clubhouse. Last year, Johnson also won the coveted spot, but because her artwork depicted a famous likeness that prompted concerns about copyright infringement, it wasn’t displayed at the nation’s capitol. This year’s winning piece, created with newspaper and acrylic paint, depicts a laughing man’s face and is titled “Humorous Side of Life.” And with no questions of likeness in her work, Johnson and her mom will now make the trip to Washington, D.C., to see her mixed media work on display at the U.S. Capitol, where it will hang for a year. “It’s my last high school art show, so I’m really excited,” Tessa
Rock Canyon High School junior Erin Riner, right, talks with Congressman Cory Gardner about her award-winning piece, “My Brother” (above Gardner), at the Lone Tree Golf Club April 22. Johnson said after learning she’d won again. After taking a June trip to Washington with her mother Lisa for the national ceremony and the opening of the 2014 display, Tessa plans to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. RCHS junior Erin Riner also won recognition for her work, “My
Brother.” She received the Congressman’s choice award, given by Congressman Cory Gardner. Castle View High School’s Rannen Worsley received third place and $100 for another entry. Gardner handed awards and certificates to students from throughout the district who participated in the event.
Rock Canyon High School senior Tessa Johnson stands next to her award-winning work, “Humorous Side of Life,” moments before winning top honors for the piece. Johnson’s artwork will soon hang at a national show in Washington D.C. Photos by Jane Reuter The Lone Tree ceremony was part of a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Administrator banks on her teaching experience Apple Award winner Lychock designs development courses By Jane Reuter
email@example.com Kiffany Lychock is uniquely qualified for her job in the Douglas County School District’s professional development department. With 10 years of classroom experience and 13 years of employment with DCSD, she’s deeply familiar with both the craft of teaching and the district. Lychock, awarded a 2014 Apple Award as Administrative Employee of the Year, gives much of the credit for her recognition to those she works with and the teachers she serves. “It’s a huge honor and it’s very humbling, but I really do work with a very outstanding team of people,” she said. “I’m more of a facilitator of learning. We have such outstanding, thoughtful and talented educators and administrators in this district. I really feel I’m in a very unique and privileged position to work with them as well.” Lychock graduated from the University of Colorado in 2000, and began working for
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to be able to still see my kids and loved ones when I am traveling either through a FaceTime chat or through the exchanges of pictures, and yes kids, even my selfies. That was then and this is now. How
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long before he started selling sausages. AM radio began to break apart in the late ‘60s, fortunately, but it would be years before MTV, iTunes and YouTube. I had hundreds of LPs, alphabetized (See: “High Fidelity”). They’re all gone except “Meet the Beatles” and a rare album by Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Were the Beatles named after the Crickets? AM and FM radio ratings have been in a steady decline. We have too many other
DCSD in 2001. Except for a six-month break taken when her now 5-year-old twins were born, she has always worked for the district, along the way earning a master’s degree in instructional learning technologies. Lychock Lychock initially taught Spanish at ThunderRidge High School, where she said Principal Carole Jennings recognized her talent for instructional coaching. She eventually was promoted to a district-level position, and in 2012 was named to the post of professional development coordinator. Unlike classroom teachers, summer is when Lychock’s job kicks into high gear. She’s now preparing for her busiest season. Professional development’s recent focus includes sustainable learning. “Those courses really focus on instructional strategies that help make learning stick,” she said, “based on questioning, inquiry, really focusing on, how can we make the learning experiences for kids relatable to real life?” That typically involves project-based
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options. I have listened to KBCO ever since I moved here in 1977, but I wince every time they play “Landslide.” I think they play it every day. I wanted to be a DJ. I wanted to have a late-night program that had a theme every night. I have a voice - and a face - for radio. Some of those Top 40 songs still get to me. “Tonight you’re mine completely, you give your love so sweetly, tonight the light of love is in your eyes, but will you love me tomorrow?” Yes. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
learning, in which students seek answers for real-world problems. She also keeps an unrelenting focus on 21st-century skills, teacher courses that aim to keep pace with a fast-changing, technology-based world. It’s a job she takes to heart, especially given
the fact her twins will start school at Castle Rock’s Meadow View Elementary this fall. “I really feel like we’re so on the cutting edge of doing what’s right for students,” Lychock said. “It’s just frankly very exciting as a parent to know my kids are going to take part in a district like this.”
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South Suburban candidates meet in forum Challengers say district should back off private business By Jennifer Smith
email@example.com At least some of the eight candidates for the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors feel like the district is overstepping its bounds, according to comments made during the League of Women Voters candidate forum held at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial on April 26. Travis Nicks, John Watson and Tom Woods, all challenging incumbents Mike Anderson, Pam Eller and John Ostermiller, suggested the district should stop trying to compete with local businesses that offer similar services, like gyms and fitness classes, in favor of amenities like parks, soccer fields and open space that can’t be provided by the private sector. “I don’t believe the proper role of a special district is to compete or try to drive out private business,” said Nicks, a former chair of the state’s Libertarian party who unsuccessfully tried to win a seat on Littleton City Council in 2009. “The board has had conversations around a private ice rink that’s done very well.” “I don’t think it’s important to squeeze the voters for more money,” agreed Watson, adding that government should limit itself to infrastructure issues. “I’ve heard friends and neighbors criticize the fee structure for being too high. We’re competing with other gyms, and we don’t need to be.” To be fair, none of the candidates said raising taxes was a favored idea, with the incumbents saying increasing participation in fee-based programs and services is the way to go. They stress that the district conducts extensive research on what offerings are important to its residents and adjusts accordingly all the time. “When the Goodson center was built, there were no private gyms,” said Ostermill-
er, a former Littleon the Sheridan polling centers ton mayor. “If we School Board, did closed Goodson, not attend the fo• Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 • Littleton Golf & Tennis Center, do you think there rum. 5800 S. Federal Blvd. Lone Tree Parkway wouldn’t be a total All of the can• Buck Community Recreation uproar throughRequest a mail-in ballot any didates who were Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave. out the district?” there agreed that time before the election by Newcomer setting policy calling 303-798-5131 or at • Goodson Recreation Center, Stan Szabelak and overseeing www.sspr.org. 6315 S. University Blvd. said he would the budget are They must be returned by 7 • South Suburban Golf Course push for evaluatthe most imporClubhouse, 7900 S. Colorado Blvd. p.m. on Election Day, May 6. ing all services if tant duties of the he is elected. board. They also “I look at my agree that the hand, and I think, `Which finger would I current board has no real problems with want to cut off?’ I wouldn’t want to cut off transparency, although everyone wishes any of them,” he said. more people were looking through that Sheridan resident Sally Daigle, who in transparent window, as Szabelak put it. November 2013 was elected to a second term “Sometimes we think apathy translates
Lone Tree-area elections are May 6 Board elections and charter amendment on ballots By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org Residents in Lone Tree and the Park Meadows Metropolitan District, located almost entirely within Lone Tree, will elect board members and vote on a charter amendment during the May 6 election. Lone Tree area residents also can vote for Southgate Water and Sanitation District board members. Lone Tree residents will vote on a charter amendment designed to ensure the fairness of the city’s future mayoral elections. The proposed change would prevent a mayor from being elected by a small percentage of the voters, instead ensur-
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into a vote of confidence, but that might not always be true,” said Eller. “It’s not necessarily just apathy,” countered Nicks. “It might be that you’ve got a service that was needed 50 years ago, that today is not so needed.” Watson, who lost a bid for Littleton City Council in 2013, said he does have concerns about how SSPR handles executive sessions. He supported a citizen initiative last year that basically eliminated closed-door meetings for Littleton’s councilmembers. The candidates are vying for three spots on the board in the May 6 election. Whoever wins will join Sue Rosser and Scott LaBrash behind the dais. The fivemember nonpartisan board is elected at large to four-year terms, and members earn up to $1,600 a year.
ing a majority vote. It would also require a run-off election between the top two vote-getters if more than two people ever sought the top council spot. The change would prevent a small but strong group from stacking the votes and potentially deciding a future mayor. Additionally in Lone Tree, current District 1 Councilmember Jackie Millet and District 2 Councilmember Susan Squyer are running uncontested for new terms. Polls will be open at the Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway in Lone Tree from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 6. For more information, visit www. cityoflonetree.com. Five people are seeking three open seats on the Park Meadows Metro District board. They include Charles Dale Flowers, Fred Hammer, Thomas Haning, and incumbents Greg Kelly and Roger Pearson. The metro district election is by mail-
in ballot or walk-in voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 6 at the offices of special district representatives Clifton, Larson and Allen, 8390 East Crescent Parkway in Greenwood Village. For more information, visit www. parkmeadowsmetrodistrict.org. Three people are seeking two spots on the Southgate Water and Sanitation District board. Candidates include William Silkman, Richard Marsicek and Mark Rosser. Those votes also may be cast at the Lone Tree Civic Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Southgate’s service area includes portions of Cherry Hills Village, Centennial, Greenwood Village, City of Lone Tree, and unincorporated Arapahoe and Douglas counties. For more information, visit www. southgatedistricts.org.
Lawmaker chastises school district lobbyist Douglas board chief lashes back at Murray By Jane Reuter
jreuter @coloradocommunitymedia.com A state representative publicly chastised the Douglas County School District’s lobbyist last week, prompting DCSD leaders to fire back. Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock, accused Jason Hopfer of unethical behavior during negotiations surrounding the Student Success Act, House Bill 1292. School board president Kevin Larsen said Murray wasn’t on DCSD’s side in recent school-funding negotiations, and claimed she “lashed out” at Hopfer in frustration over changes to the funding bill. “I’m very much on the side of all the taxpayers in Douglas County,” Murray said. “Sometimes you have to do the right thing. In this case, I think I did the right thing.” Hopfer, who has served as DCSD’s lobbyist for several years, did not immediately return calls from Colorado Community Media requesting comment. Records show the school district paid him $45,000 in 2013. The bill that sparked Murray’s comments was created after last November’s election, in which voters rejected Amendment 66, a proposed statewide income tax increase to fund education. HB 1292 is an attempt to enact some of the reforms included in the failed proposal without raising taxes. Co-sponsored by Murray, the bill would change the way school districts
are funded and give them more money for special education. It passed the House in mid-April, but not without significant changes and intensive lobbying from school Murray representatives statewide, and has moved to the Senate. Of Colorado’s 178 school superintendents, 170 signed a letter urging legislators to include in HB 1292 restoration of basic funding to reduce the negative factor — a $1 billion education budget cut made during the recession. The superintendents said district-funding restoration should get priority over new programs. The version of the bill that now is in the Senate would give superintendents part of the funding they sought, restoring about $120 million of the $200 million requested. Larsen calls the proposed reduction in the negative factor “a rather strong accomplishment.” Lobbying efforts aimed at getting that reduction into the Student Success Act were “fast and furious,” Murray said. She believes some went too far. During an April 22 address to other House members, Murray said Hopfer urged his peers not to attend a legislator-initiated K-12 lobbyists’ meeting about ways to improve the bill. “I think the public would be outraged to think that a paid lobbyist was attempting to thwart an honest effort of legislators, especially when those lobbyists are representing school districts,” Murray said. “I regret he works for my own school district, so that hurt me even more.
“I’m going out of office. It would have been easy to fly out of here and not bring any controversy to myself,” she added. “At some point, some form of decorum has to be kept.” A former Douglas County clerk and recorder, Murray was elected to House District 45 in 2008. She has decided not to seek a fourth term. Murray said another lobbyist also was involved in the alleged attempted boycott. Larsen said emails he read indicate that an unnamed lobbyist initiated the boycott, not Hopfer. Larsen said Hopfer agreed via email that negotiations were already complete, and further efforts appeared pointless. “I would agree with the sentiment of his statement,” Larsen said. “I think it’s unprofessional to call him out on the House floor. I think Carole is extremely frustrated that contrary to what people told (school districts) in January, we’ve got a lot of momentum in the Legislature. “Rep. Murray has essentially aligned herself with the Democrats in the House and Senate education circles to insist their allocation of funding is what’s going to happen,” he said. “Our answer is to say, pay attention to the needs of the kids in Douglas County, and don’t take your proxy fight out on the lobbyist who’s working for this district and advocating in the best interests of the students of Douglas County.” Murray said she’s been supportive of most of DCSD’s education-reform policies. “Even though the implementation has been kind of rocky, I’ve been in agreement with them,” she said.
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Lone Tree’s TW telecom national provider of voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Colorado and across the U.S., won the Gold Medal and a $100,000 donation from Vail Resorts as part of the 2013-14 Vail Ski Challenge. The money will go to SungateKids, a Denver area-based nonprofit children’s advocacy center for victims of child abuse and their families. Ten teams competed to win the Vail Resorts’ APSM donation to a charity of choice. 1 2014 AG CO_Comm_Media_Ad.pdf US Bank Colorado and Kaiser Permanente
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Suicide survivor to speak Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network will host the 13th Annual Mental Health Benefit Luncheon on May 9 at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. This year’s keynote speaker5:01 is Kevin Hines, who survived a 4/24/14 PM suicide-attempt jump off the Golden Gate
Bridge. He now travels extensively and speaks about his struggles with mental illness and the recovery he has achieved. He advocates for mental health awareness, treatment and suicide prevention. Zach Smith will accept the Pat Echtermeyer Community Hero Award during the event. At the age when most boys are busy playing video games, Smith was collecting gently used kids sports gear to donate to families who are clients of A/DMHN. Proceeds from the event will provide direct services to those in the community who are uninsured, and to support A/ DMHN’s suicide-prevention services.
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GOP hopefuls target Hickenlooper in debate But candidates may have to overcome image problem to win the seat By Vic Vela
Three Republican gubernatorial hopefuls tried to stand apart from one another — while getting in plenty of shots at Gov. John Hickenlooper along the way — during an April 24 debate held two months before voters cast ballots in the GOP primary. The event yielded few surprises, with the candidates speaking in near lockstep on issues that included gun control and the Affordable Care Act — issues they believe will resonate with voters in a general election. But the candidates also addressed a confounding reality for the Republican Party — the fact that they’ve held the governor’s seat just once over the last 40 years. There was a little bit of soul-searching going on when asked whether they felt their party has branding problems. “We have not articulated our valCN # ues in a practical and positive way,” said Secretary of State Scott Gessler. REG. 34.60 • Rack of Baby Back Ribs Three of the four GOP candidates $ SAVE 11 • 1/2 BBQ Chicken for governor took part in the KUSAWITH THIS COUPON • BBQ Chicken Breast TV debate in Denver: Gessler; for• Baked Beans (pint) mer Congressman Bob Beauprez; ONLY • Cole Slaw (pint) and former state Senate Minority • Garlic Toast (5 pc) Leader Mike Kopp. Former Congressman Tom Tanno credo did not take part in the desubstitutions HickoryHouseRibs.com bate. Limit 3 • Valid Any Day • Take Out ONLY • Thru 5/09/2014 To take over the governor’s mansion again, Republicans will have to 10335 S. Parker Rd. Parker • 303-805-9742 win the seat from a sitting governor who currently is the favorite in the HH 10.20.13 ColoNwsBigDeal#1.indd 1 10/20/13 8:53 AM race. A Quinnipiac University poll released the day before the debate shows that Hickenlooper enjoys a 7 percentage-point advantage over his closest Republican competitor.
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Beauprez acknowledged that the last several years have been “a tough era” for Republicans. But he contends that the GOP is finally in a good position to win over voters, due in part to a state and federal government that he feels has overreached in several areas. “At this moment in time, I think our brand is on the rise for a very obvious reason,” he said. “There’s two philosophies. One believes that people are the problem and that they need to be regulated and controlled. The other believes the people are the solution.” The candidates all took shots at Hickenlooper’s leadership style. Though they acknowledged that Hickenlooper showed leadership following the Aurora theater shooting, they criticized the governor for later signing gun-control legislation as a response to the massacre. All three candidates said they would work to repeal those gun laws, if elected. And Kopp said that Hickenlooper hasn’t done enough on wildfire-mitigation efforts. “The fact of the matter is, the governor has not shown leadership on this,” Kopp said. “His big announcement this spring regarding his wildfire reforms was a big nothing burger.” As far as policy, the three candidates sounded familiar, conservative themes for positions on issues that separate them from Hickenlooper and other Democrats. They blasted the Affordable Care Act, with Kopp saying he would push for legislation that would allow Colorado to opt out of Obamacare’s health insurance exchange program. “I don’t want to be a party of implementing such bad policy,” Kopp
said. “We’re adding a new level of government and to me two wrongs don’t make a right.” The debate over Obamacare prompted the debate’s only sharp exchange. As Senate minority leader, Kopp fought against Obamacare implementation. But Gessler said that those efforts weren’t good enough. “What we need is someone who is going to lead to overturn that,” Gessler said. “Despite the efforts heard earlier, we’ve failed in this state.” That drew a terse response from Kopp. “Mr. Secretary, with all due respect, when I was advancing this agenda you were nowhere to be seen,” Kopp said. They also said they would move forward with the execution of Nathan Dunlap — a death row inmate who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1996. Hickenlooper has taken heat from Republicans since he granted Dunlap a temporary reprieve last year. The candidates said they did not support raising taxes to generate money for schools or prisons. And they all said they would push to repeal a law from last year that allows undocumented students living in Colorado to attend state colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates. For the most part, the candidates wanted nothing to do with gay rights issues. Beauprez and Kopp said they had no intention of overturning last year’s law that created civil unions in Colorado. Although Gessler said he would “have to look at the bill,” he did indicate that overturning the law “is on the table.” The candidates all affirmed their
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This photo, “Ready to Go,” by Rob Lace of Lakewood is included in “The Eye of the Camera Best of Show” exhibit at the Littleton Museum. Courtesy photos
Have Mersey: ‘1964’ coming to Red Rocks Tickets are on sale for “1964” The Tribute, celebrating the iconic music of the Beatles and the Fab Four’s Colorado debut concert at Red Rocks. The tribute to the British Invasion starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Here’s your chance to relive musical history with what’s being touted as “the No. 1 Beatles show in the world” that is “hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and enduring Beatles concert live on stage.” In celebration of this historical event, “1964” will kick off the evening with the 10 songs the Beatles performed at Red Rocks in 1964. Come experience what it was like at the beginning. For more information on “1964” The Tribute, go to www.1964site.com. This concert is a benefit for Colorado Public Television Channel 12. Tickets are $32 (plus service charges) for general admission (the original 1964 concert tickets were $6) and are available at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster centers. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-800-745-3000. Group sales through Channel 12 at www.cpt12.org or by calling 303-296-1212 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Majestic Athletic, in partnership with the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball, celebrates a special day for local baseball fans by inviting them to don their official Rockies team jerseys in a show of baseball fan pride for the Rockies home game on May 2. Rockies Jersey Day, presented by Majestic Athletic, encourages fans to proudly wear their Rockies jersey to work, school or the home game that evening to celebrate their love for the sport and the hometown nine. “We always encourage our fans to wear their Rockies jerseys and colors,” said Greg Feasel, Rockies executive vice president and COO. “However, designating a special day for our fans to proudly wear their favorite Rockies jersey is a great way to honor the history of baseball, our team and the community.”
Eavesdropping on a woman with a 6-year-old who wanted to try Motto Sparkling Matcha Tea at Whole Foods in Colorado Springs: Not knowing if the “Tea for Life” was kid-friendly, the woman asked a store employee if it was something kids would like. The employee’s response: “Well, King Soopers kids don’t like it, but Whole Foods kids do.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 303-619-5209.
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Photographers’ entries exhibited in Littleton By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com Littleton’s Fine Arts Board rewards artists who win Best in Show ribbons with an opportunity to exhibit a collection of works — which is also a reward to viewers, who can enjoy a broader view of that artist’s skills. Since three Best of Show ribbons are IF YOU GO given in the annual Eye of the CamThe Best of Show/Eye era exhibit, held in of the Camera winners February, the show from the 2013 exhibit that opened April will hang through May 18 at the Littleton 25 at the Littleton Museum is packed Museum, 6028 S. with intriguing and Gallup St., Littleton. widely varied imHours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ages, displayed in a Mondays through Frimix from the three days; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. winners: Charles Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Lehman, Mike BeSundays. Admission is renson and Rob free. 303-795-3950. Lace. B e r e n s o n’s award was for Color Digital and his selection includes a number of dazzling night sky images, his specialty, as well as some shot in daylight hours. Included is his “Lenticular Mountain Milky Way,” which was the Best of Show winner at last year’s Lone Tree Photography Show. Also shown is Berenson’s “Milky Way from Sand Dunes Colorado,” about which he writes: “With a mission to improve on
This photo, “Milky Way Gold From Great Sand Dunes National Monument,” by Mike Berenson of Littleton is in “The Eye of the Camera Best of Show Exhibit” at the Littleton Museum. an earlier effort, I went on a late night mission into Great Sand Dunes National Park to capture a glowing scene under the stars. With some subtle light painting, I was able to illuminate some lines on the dunes under the Milky Way skies above — all while clouds on the right side glow from light pollution coming from the little town of Alamosa, Colorado.” Rob Lace won his ribbon for Black and White Digital, but we were charmed by his “Ready to Go” color image of an elderly dog, seated in an elderly Chevy truck, eager to ride somewhere — anywhere. Lace said it is his father-in-law’s dog and truck, parked out in the country, and indeed ready to go.
Charles Lehman is the third winner for Darkroom Processing. His photo was submitted in the Black and White category, but is unique these days because he works with film and develops it himself in a darkroom. His images include landscapes, architecture and people, all with subtle effects from another era. We found his “Cliff Dwelling” especially striking as a story of a long-deserted place where someone once lived. One almost sees ghosts. The gallery is filled with striking images — proof that the award-worthy shots are not a one-time incident. The viewer is challenged to make up stories as they stroll along.
‘Three G’s’ show will go, go, go Jazz pianist to play with Lone Tree Symphony By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com Jazz pianist Dana Landry will be featured in the Lone Tree Symphony’s May 9 concert, “The Three G’s,” performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Also on the program will be Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite” and Louis Morreau Gottschalk’s “Night in the Tropics.” The orchestra is in its 14th season and is led by Lone Tree resident Jacinda Bou-
ton. “This is an opportunity to highlight American music and in particular, American jazz,” she said. Dana Landry is director of jazz studies and professor of music at the University of Northern Landry Colorado. He teaches graduate courses and jazz piano, directs the UNC Jazz Band and coleads the Jazz Orchestra. He is also director of the large UNC Jazz Festival and director of the UNC Jazz Press. Landry has performed with Milt Jackson, Bela Fleck, Eddie Daniels, Rufus Reid and more, across the U.S. and in Europe
IF YOU GO The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets cost $12/adults and $6/children, plus a $3 ticket fee and are available at the box office, 720-509-1000 or at LoneTreeArtsCenter.org. For more information about the LTSO, see lonetreesymphony.org.
and Australia. He is an active classical pianist and appears with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared with the Nashville Symphony, Tennessee Philharmonic and Stones River Chamber Players.
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May 1, 2014
`Light’ glows at arts center By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org It almost seems that the change of a name affected the entries. The Lone Tree Photo Club and Lone Tree Arts Commission changed the name of their annual photography show to “Exploring the Light,” and while light is always a major element, this collection of 62 images — chosen by juror Glenn Randall from 438 entries submitted by 150 photographers — seems to truly brighten the room. The exhibit will be in place until June 8 and we really urge readers to enjoy a visit there — whether one knows the technical niceties of cameras or not. It’s just a visual treat. And the show’s presentation is improved by observing Lone Tree cura-
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tor Sally Perisho’s request that they hang 15 fewer photos than last year, to give the works more breathing space. Her installation adds to the quality of the exhibit. Randall, of Boulder, said he was freelancing in 1979, just out of college with a journalism degree, when he lost an assignment because his photos were not good enough. “I got serious,” he said. He now uses a 4X5 field camera and specializes in wilderness landscapes — mostly Colorado, some in Utah. His work has appeared widely in magazines, including National Geographic, Audubon and Sierra Club, and he has 71 credits for covers. He also recently finished a new book, “Sunrise from the Summit,” which has taken the past seven years as he shot sunrise — or in a few cases, sunset — from the summit of all 54 Colorado Fourteeners. The publication date is not set yet, but will be within a year, he thinks, probably spring 2015. Randall wrote about his jurying experience. He began by looking to see that each photo fit the category in which it was
entered: Landscape, Motion, Abstract, Animals. Then, he examined the technical quality: sharpness, softness, exposure … and finally he considered impact. “A fresh subject, one that we rarely see, or a new take on an old subject, won more points than a standard view of a familiar subject, no matter how spectacular it might once have seemed. The difficulty of making the shot also played in my decision.” He held a seminar for local photographers on April 26 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Randall awarded the Landscape First Place/Best of Show ribbon to Todd Miller of Lakewood for his luminous “Geminid Showers Over Double Arch,” shot in Arches National Monument. He said it was between 3 and 6 a.m., after the moon had set, on Dec. 13. The temperature was 5 degrees and he knew just where to stand for the meteor shower. He writes that “this image is the combination of several images taken Light continues on Page 16
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The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 2013-2014 Season with “The Three G’s”, a concert of American music.
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“Geminid Showers Over Double Arch” by Todd Miller of Lakewood won Best of Show in “Exploring the Light,” the 12th annual Lone Tree photo show. Courtesy photo
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Former PACE director on board in Lone Tree
Bragg will focus on arts center contracts in role By Jane Reuter
jreuter @coloradocommunitymedia.com Longtime Town of Parker employee and former PACE Center director Jeannene Bragg is back on home turf. Bragg, a resident of Parker, has joined the staff at Lone Tree Arts Center in the newly created position of operations director, where she will help her former co-worker, LTAC executive director Lisa Rigsby Peterson, manage the increasingly popular facility. “The growth we’ve experienced since we opened at the tail end of 2011 has been huge — not just in terms of attendance, but the programs that we have now,” Peterson said. Along with that growth, “There’s just that much more work to do,” she said. “We’re a fairly small team that accomplishes a lot.” Bragg will focus on negotiating and issuing the 60 to 75 contracts for the upcoming season. “I’ll be free to work more on fundraising, some strategic planning and helping develop and nurture our programs,” Peterson said. “It’ll mean a few less late nights.” Peterson and Bragg have a long and successful working relationship. “I’m really excited to be here,” Bragg said. “Lisa and I both worked at the Colorado Chil-
dren’s Chorale in the early ‘90s. She hired me there, so this is the second time she’s hired me.” They also had frequent contact during Bragg’s employment with the PACE Center; both centers opened Bragg in fall 2011. “There are lot of similarities in the facilities and how they’re run,” Bragg said. “Each is really working to fulfil the vision for their community, and they are different communities. Parker had a lot of more community-based programs. Lisa has a real vision here to be a very professional, regional arts center.” Bragg, who was Parker’s town administrator from 2005 to 2010 and its cultural director from 1994 to 2012, most recently worked as the Colorado Symphony’s director of artistic partnerships. “They often performed here at Lone Tree, so I had the experience of being here as part of a performing group,” she said. “I was so impressed with the customer service here, the hospitality they showed the artists and really the whole way they ran their programs. Customer service and working as a team are really important to me.” The LTAC didn’t add a position, but reallocated existing responsibilities and created the operations director position when former education coordinator Kirstin Fletcher resigned to take a position with the Town of Parker.
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IF YOU GO “Exploring the Light” will be exhibited at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., through June 8. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and during performances. Sales are handled through the box office. LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or 720-509-1000.
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over a nearly three-hour period before astronomical dawn with my Canon 70 D camera on a tripod.” The result is magical. Miller’s bio says he has enjoyed outdoor hiking and exploring since childhood and went on vacations to Colorado and Wyoming with his family, falling in love with the landscape and animals of the Mountain West. He and his wife moved to Colorado in 1995. “Photography has been a passion for 20 years,” he said. He will have a one-man show as a reward for his win date TBD. Randall’s other first place awards were:
Motion: “Cycles” by Fernando Boza, who also exhibits his image “Yguaza (Big Water),” which won Best of Show in Littleton’s most recent Eye of the Camera show. Abstract: “Alien” by Craig Patterson, an imaginative play on auto headlight images. Animals: “Home Schooling” by Winn Halverhout, which depicts a large male lion and a very young cub — it looks like growling lessons are going on! Very appealing and makes a viewer want to create a story.
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Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)
303-841-4660 www.tlcas.org Castle Rock First United
Non-Denominational “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher…You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” (C.S. Lewis)
Beginning March 9th: “Jesus–The Son of God”
Sunday mornings at Immanuel Lutheran Serving the southeast Denver 9:30 a.m. Sundays area Tree, CO Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone
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Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com
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United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd.
Where people are excited about God’s Word.
Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am
303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510
Parker evangelical Presbyterian church Connect – Grow – Serve
4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836
with Kevin Weatherby
Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study DouglasCountyAssembly@gmail.com 303.947.7540
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The Bahá’í Faith
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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co
“Loving God - Making A Difference”
Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”
Methodist Church 1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047 www.fumccr.org
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Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch
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GRACE PRESBYTERIAN Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey
You are invited to worship with us:
Sundays at 10:00 am
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Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org Parker
Community Church of Religious Science Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet
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Lone Tree center gets the ‘Big Band Blues’
The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra wraps up its successful season at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 7:30 p.m. May 12 with “Big Band Blues.” The orchestra will play all forms of blues and will feature a guest vocalist. Tickets cost $20 plus a $3 ticket fee. LoneTreeArtsCenter.org, 720-509-1000.
and spaces remain for “Cinderella.” See: FrontRangeTheatre.org.
Robinson troupe to perform “Dance Africa” is presented by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble with guest artists at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 191 Park Avenue West, Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. May 2, 3; 1:30 p.m. May 3, 4. Tickets: $38/$35/$30, 303-295-1759, ext. 13.
Summer camps scheduled Cherokee Ranch and Castle will offer three weeklong Youth Science and Nature Summer Camps, held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 2-6, June 16-20 and July 21-25. Reservations: $300 per camper (limit 20 per week). How many summer camps boast a real castle and enchanted forest? Cherokeeranch.org, 303-688-4600.
Young Voices show set
Curtis anniversary celebrated
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center will celebrate its 100th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3 at the Center and Curtis Park next door, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Admission is free, 25-cent hot dogs, 10-cent popcorn, 5-cent lemonade. 303-797-1779.
Theater trustees named Front Range Theatre Company, now located in Highlands Ranch, announced its board members, according to executive director Laurilea Williams: Cathy Russell, Parrish Salyers (youth ambassador), Heather Spillman, Sally Wakefield and Michael Wakefield. Williams says the “High School Musical” summer camp is sold out
Young Voices of Colorado will perform its Spring Concert, “It Takes a Village,” at 4 p.m. May 4 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. All 200 singers will take part in a finale honoring Nelson Mandela. Tickets: newmantix.com.
Bird Banding Research Station, operated by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, to see songbirds up close. (It is open on Saturday mornings through June for visitors.) Fee: mothers free; adult/$15; child $8. Call 303973-9530 for reservations. The center is at 11280 Waterton Road south of Littleton.
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The Littleton Breakfast Optimists honored three essay winners on April 11 at the club’s meeting at the Bistro/Aspen Grove. They were: first place, Mia Green, who won $100; second place, Shivani Chauhon, who won $75; and third place, Mary Hinton, who won $50. Each also received a medallion and certificate.
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Birds and more The Audubon Society of Greater Denver invites families to the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield for a Mother’s Day Bird Banding Breakfast. Two events are scheduled, from 9 to 11 a.m. on May 10 and 11. After a light continental breakfast, take a leisurely hike to the
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The B.I.G. Day – Community Tradition Continues Calendar of Events For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events and for more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142.
Thursday, May 1st: A crew from the LEADAPALOOZA leads group plant leeks at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
It was a day of giving and gratitude, sweat equity and camaraderie, dirty hands and warm smiles as the Fourth Annual B.I.G. Day (B.I.G. stands for Be Involved, Give) proved that community spirit is alive and very well in South Metro Denver. The Chamber’s Non-profit & Business Partnership lead by Steve Bocher of Catch Fire Marketing as Chair, and Laurian Horowitz of Colorado Life Lessons as Event Chair continued the community tradition. This year’s volunteer count of 600 almost doubled last year’s count making this one of the most successful Chamber events of the year. Activities ran the gamut from planting vegetables at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, to packing winter clothing and rolling out the spring/summer clothing at SheShe’s Corner and planting trees and weeding at the Denver Botanic Gardens community garden. Medical supplies were sorted at Project CURE for shipment to 3rd world hospitals, and food boxes were packed at the Jeffco Action Center. The American Cancer Society had volunteers brain-storming and phoning participants for their upcoming Relay for Life events while The Home Builders Foundation built a wheelchair ramp for a person in need. Interfaith Community Services was aided in stocking and sorting their food-bank. Brien Darby, Manager of the Denver Botanic Gardens community gardening program was thrilled with the experience. “I presented them with some very big tasks with a lot of digging and heavy lifting and they were just about the most enthusiastic group I have ever worked with! We completed all the tasks I had planned and even started on a few additional projects. I really appreciate the level of teamwork and “ready for anything” attitude that we consistently receive from volunteers participating in the BIG help day.” The Audubon Society of Greater Denver got trails cleaned up and readied for the summer months, Alternatives Pregnancy Center got their offices ship-shape in record
After their morning efforts, B.I.G. Day volunteers gathered at the Chamber to celebrate their accomplishments and volunteerism.
time, and TLC Meals on Wheels of Littleton got much needed help with the preparation and delivery of meals to their elderly clients. South Suburban Parks got a sprucing up through the South Suburban Park Foundation volunteers while crowd-funding materials were assembled for Spa 4 the Pink. Castlewood Canyon State Park was assisted with their spring fire mitigation and Friends of Dinosaur Ridge trails in Morrison were readied for the summer crowds. Denver Rescue Mission got help in cleaning and organizing their pantry while the playground and outside areas of the Littleton YMCA got a sprucing-up from volunteers. Shannon Bertram, Executive Director of the Littleton YMCA was grateful for the volunteer sweat-equity. “Thank you to the volunteers that helped at the Y- the playground looks great! What an incredible effort for so many to go out and help the local non-profits....We appreciate you!” After all of the hard work, it was time to blow off some steam as many of the volunteers gathered at the Chamber Center to celebrate the day. Enjoying a delicious lunch buffet served by event sponsor McCormick & Schmick’s with beverages and desserts sponsored by The Tilted Kilt, the group watched as Brian Olson of Conversation Starters had a video already prepared showing the day’s activities. The crowd gave a cheer of support for the B.I.G. Day and many expressed that this was just a beginning with many more hours of volunteer efforts were to come. Chamber Nonprofit and Business Partnership Chair Steve Bocher of Catch Fire Marketing thanked the B.I.G. Day Organizing Committee members: Chair Laurian Horowitz of Colorado Life Lessons, Brian Olson of Conversation Starters, and Sue Kenfield of See It Thrive as well as all of the volunteers past and present. “ ...while the official tally isn’t in, you should take great pride in knowing that over the past three years over 10,000 volunteer hours have been
B.I.G. Day volunteers take a break from cleaning and mulching to get an understanding of what the Audubon Center is all about.
FastTracks New Investor Orientation WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Kimberly Alexander’s The Results Book Signing WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Lone Tree Breast Center Grand Opening Celebration 9544 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree
Monday, May 5th: Chamber Ambassadors Meeting Volunteers scour the creek at Progress Park for trash, for the South Suburban Park Foundation.
spent making our community a better, more prosperous place...and that thousands of lives have been touched because of the work that was accomplished during the B.I.G. Day. And also significant, thousands of people have been exposed to the great work of dozens of non-profits and many have stayed connected to these organizations and gone back to support them again!”
WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial
Tuesday, May 6th: Business Bible Study The Library at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial
Wednesday, May 7th: STEM-EC Open Board of Advisors Meeting WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 29th Annual Small Business Leadership Awards The Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thursday, May 8th: Women in Leadership: Embracing Life’s Challenges: The Expected & Unexpected WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial E.L.I.T.E. Executive Brain Tank: Michael Maloney, CEO of KOTA Longboards KOTA Longboards, 3440 Walnut St., Denver
Friday, May 9th: Economic Development Group Breakfast WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Greater Littleton Youth Initiative WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial
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Summer programs all about theater St. Luke’s offers variety of activities By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org Local students can look forward to magic carpet rides, “artful dodging,” 1950s Baltimore and Kipling’s world this summer through the Performing Arts Academy at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch. Director James Ramsey, who expects over 500 students through the summer, says the academy is looking for more spaces for outreach. There will be a two- week intensive program at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch for a production of “Oliver!” and at East Elementary School in Littleton for “Jungle Book.” For all the intensive programs, PAA faculty will teach choreography, blocking and music rehearsals in addition to classes in voice, acting improvisation, dance technique and music theory.
“Aladdin” (grades 2-6) and “Hairspray”(grades 7-12) will be rehearsed and performed at St. Luke’s. They are both full, with more than 100 students participating. Students come from throughout the south suburbs and from Denver. They may start their stage experience as a plant or animal, enjoy learning to sing and dance and eventually become a prince or other sort of human as they learn through imagination and build skills. “We simply focus on the needs of students and nourishment of their skills and confidence while building character and community through the performing arts,” Ramsey said. The PAA has more than 40 educators and professional faculty and staff. Available programs will include: Band camp (July); orchestra camp (July); School of Rock Camp (July); keyboard classes (June and July); musical theater intensives of “Jungle Book” and “Oliver!” (June and July); acting workshop of one-act plays (July); and summer camps for children ages 3-6 that explore theater through books, songs and crafts.
St. Luke’s Performing Arts Academy will again offer arts programs this summer. The academy has been known to put on productions such as this 2013 version of “Cinderella.” Courtesy photo (June and July). Visit stlukespaa.org for information and registration. Registration will soon be open for a fall production of Dream Works’ “Shrek: The Mu-
sical.” St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is located at 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. Ramsey can be reached at 303-791-0659, ext. 23.
curtain time Shepard’s tale
“A Lie of the Mind” by Sam Shepard plays May 2 through 31 at The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. Verl Hite is director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays May 18 and 25; and industry night, Monday, May 19. Tickets: bugtheattre.info, 303-4775977.
“The Great Gatsby,” adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, plays through May 25 at the Arvada Center’s Black Box Theatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Directed
by Gavin Mayer. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays May 1, 8, 15. 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets: arvadacenter.org, 720-898-7200.
“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” with book by William Hauptman and music and lyrics by Roger Miller, a Tony Award winner on Broadway, plays through May 4 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$29-$48, plus $3 ticket fee. 720-509-1000, LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
Not the planet
“Venus in Fur” by David Ives plays through June 14 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver. Chip Walton is director. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18$44, 303-623-0524, curioustheatre.org.
“RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy” plays through May 11 at Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. James O’Hagan
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GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope
Murphy repeats his excellent one-man performance, directed by Terry Dodd. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23.50$26.50, 303-321-5925, AvenueTheater.com.
A woman of a certain age
“A Round Heeled Woman” by Jane Prowse, based on the book by Jane Juska, plays through May 18 at The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Scott Bellot is director. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and industry night May 5; 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $22 advance, $24 at the door. 303-232-0363, theedgetheater.com.
SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF ApRil 28, 2014
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) You might need to do a bit more investigating before making a career move. You do best when you come armed with the facts. A personal matter still needs tending to. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Your creativity plus your good business sense once more combine to give you an important advantage in a difficult workplace situation. An ally proves his or her loyalty. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Avoid rushing into something just because it offers a break from your usual routine. Take things a step at a time to be sure you’re moving in the right direction.
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GALLERY OF GAMES
CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Bouncing back from a disappointing incident isn’t easy, but you should find a welcome turn of events emerging. Spend the weekend with someone special. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) An incomplete project needs your attention before someone else takes it over and uses it to his or her advantage. There’ll be lots of time for fun and games once you get it done. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Doubts involving a potential career change need to be resolved quickly so they don’t get in the way when you feel you’re finally ready to make the big move. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) looking to blame someone for a workplace problem could backfire if it turns out you’ve got the wrong “culprit.” Best to get more facts before acting on your assumptions. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) patience might still be called for until you’re sure you finally have the full story that eluded you up till now. A trusted associate could offer valuable guidance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) look into your recent behavior to see if you could have caused the coolness you might now be sensing from a loved one. if so, apologize and set things straight. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Easing up on your social activities allows you to focus more of your energies on a long-neglected personal matter. You can get back into party mode by the weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A dispute with a colleague can be resolved peacefully once you both agree to be more flexible about the positions you’ve taken and allow for more open-minded discussions. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Volunteering to take on added responsibilities could be a risky way to impress the powers-that-be. Do it only if you’re sure you won’t be swept away by the extra workload. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of self-awareness allows you to make bold moves with confidence. © 2014 King Features Synd., inc.
Lone TreeSPORTS 19-Sports
Valor Christian’s Cody Bratten prepares to launch the discus during Liberty Bell Invitational Track and Field Meet. Bratten took top honors in the event with a throw of 158 feet. Photos by Tom Munds
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Luke McCarty prepares to compete in the pole vault for Rock Canyon at the Liberty Bell Invitational Track and Field Meet. McCarty cleared the bar at 11 feet to place 18th in a large field of competitors at the April 25-26 meet.
draws 51 schools to meet Big field creates championship-like atmosphere on track By Tom Munds
email@example.com The Liberty Bell Invitational Track Meet drew big crowds of competitors and spectators alike to Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Team canopies occupied portions of the stands April 25 and 26 for the two-day event and the areas bordering the track also provided shade and gathering points for athletes from the 51 attending schools who competed in 18 total events. Fountain Fort Carson won the boys division with 77 points, while Highlands Ranch came in third with 45 points as the top local finisher. In the girls division, Fort Collins scored points in a variety of events to amass 75 points and win the team trophy.
ThunderRidge finished sixth and Valor Christian was ninth, leading the local charge. According to www.co.milesplit. com, 52 athletes either met or exceeded national elite standards at the meet. Area athletes who did so included Jennifer Calascione of Chaparral and Haley Showalter of Valor Christian in the discus. Showalter threw 168 feet, 9 inches and Calascione threw 124-5. Connor Turnage of Highlands Ranch achieved national elite status in the long jump with a jump of 22-6 while Blake Jacobs of ThunderRidge won the shot put competition and earned national elite designation with his throw of 55-5. The Liberty Bell traditionally draws a large field of teams to provide toplevel competition in the final weeks leading up to the state meet in midMay. “It is a huge task organizing and setting up everything for a meet this size,” meet coordinator Kevin Young said. “Fortunately, it is made a lot
easier for me because of all the people from Arapahoe, Heritage and Littleton high schools. It seems each group is ready to handle one specific aspect of preparing for the Liberty Bell.” Young said that 75 to 80 volunteers step in to help run the meet. Coaches and former coaches are among the volunteers and most of the young people are students at one of the three Littleton schools. “We have adults running each of the events and kids helping them,” he said. “We also have alumni who volunteer to help us.” He said technology is a key part of the preparation and staging of a meet this size. “Computers are essential so we can keep track of every set of results, post them in the stadium and also quickly put them on the web,” he said. “Like organizing any big event, a glitch can cause disruptions. For us, the biggest glitch would be one or more of the computers going down.” Results for the meet are available on the web at www.co.milesplit.com.
Turnage hopes to turn up three-peat in triple jump By Jim Benton jbenton @coloradocommunitymedia.com Two-time defending Class 5A triple jump champion Connor Turnage from Highlands Ranch leapt 47 feet, 1.5 inches to win the event at the April 2526 Liberty Bell Invitational. Turnage also finished second behind teammate Ben Morgan in the long jump with a 22-6 effort. Morgan’s best leap was 22-6.25. “It’s not exactly where I want to be right now but it’s better than I have been in the past few weeks,” said Tur-
nage who will compete next year for the University of Nebraska. “By the end of the year I’ll be there. I’m not at the place where I could win state right now but I think I can win. “It seems like at the beginning of the season when you are lifting pretty heavy you don’t expect to go too far. At the end of the season you want to be two feet farther than you were last year.” As a sophomore, Turnage was first at the state meet with consecutive leaps totaling 47-3.5. He defended his state title a year ago with combined jumps of 48-8.5. The 47-1.5 at the Liberty Bell was
the best effort reported this season for the Falcon. “I’m going to work these next few weeks and try to get better,” Turnage said. “The triple jump is my best event. I really like long jump too and I like to consider myself a contender in long jump too. “The triple jump is really technical so you have to have good form and if you a pretty strong you do pretty well in the event. If you don’t have good form, you can get hurt pretty easily. You just rob yourself of feet and inches. Yeah, a three-peat is a goal in the triple jump and I would definitely want to win the long jump too.”
Blake Jacobs sends the discus down the field at the Liberty Bell Invitational. The ThunderRidge athlete’s throw of 146 feet, 8 inches earned him a third-place finish in the event. He also took top honors in the shot put with a throw of 55 feet, 5 inches.
Rene Dreiling comes out of the blocks as he runs the first leg of the 4X100 relay for Mountain Vista at the Liberty Bell Invitational.
Melissa Petrick of Highlands Ranch competes in the girls shot put at the Liberty Bell Invitational. Petrick threw well, but finished 23rd in a tough field that included entries from 51 teams.
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Want To Purchase Mountain Vista freshman Casey Zhong serves during her No. 1 singles match against Heritage’s Joanna Kempton. Zhong won, 6-0, 6-0. Photo by Jim Benton
Golden Eagles golden after team tennis win Mountain Vista tops Heritage with league championship at stake By Jim Benton
firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain Vista and Heritage got together for the final regular season match of the season April 24 with the Continental League girls tennis title at stake. Both teams entered the showdown with 8-1 Continental League dual meet records and Mountain Vista prevailed over the host Eagles, 5-2, to secure the league crown and earn the host role in the Region 3 state regional tournament which was held April 30-May 1 at Ken Caryl Ranch. “As a coach I’ve never had it happen that the league championship has come down to the final match of the season,” said Mountain Vista coach James Flanigan, who took over coaching the girls this spring in addition to tutoring the boys team in the fall. “It was really fun. We played really well. The girls realized what was at stake but they also realized they had to have fun. No matter what happened, it would be fun. Even the matches we lost, I felt everybody played well.” Heritage’s Kristi Brethauer has never coached in a match with as much importance late in the regular season either. “I’ve been a coach for 10 years and that’s never happened,” she said. “That was exciting, it made it worth something, since both teams were really strong throughout the season.” Mountain Vista’s No. l singles player, freshman Casey Zhong, got the Golden Eagles off to a good start with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Joanna Kempton. Zhong, a left-hander whose solid groundstrokes keep opponents retrieving shots from the baseline, raised her record to 10-1 this season. “I played all right,” said Zhong. “I had just come back from a tournament in Las Vegas and there was an altitude difference. It was a good match. It’s been a good season. I’m really excited. The regionals will be fun. The competition will be a little bit harder. That makes me play better when I play better people.” In the No. 2 singles match, Vista sophomore Kendra Lavallee defeated Alannah Gates, 6-3, 6-1, and Leia Krebsbach notched a 6-2, 6-3 win for the Golden Eagles in the No. 3 singles match over Heri-
tage’s Caroline McLeod. Heritage’s No 1 doubles team of seniors Ginny Hancock and Mollie Gopsill improved their season record to 10-0 with a 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 conquest of Tyla Stewart and Jordan Wade. Vista’s Amy Zhou and Hannah Murphy defeated Heritage’s Meccah Jackson and Katy Cohen, 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 2 doubles match and the Golden Eagles duo of Mari Dudek and Maddie Eccher won 6-4, 6-3 over Erin Myles and Caitlin Jackson in the No. 3 doubles match. The league title had already been decided by the time the No. 4 doubles match concluded. Heritage’s Kendall Jackson and Peyton Pendleton downed Hannah Smith and Amy Zhong 5-7, 6-3, 10-5. “We’re a younger team and it’s nice to see the growth and how they have done and what we’ve been able to accomplish,” said Brethauer. “The season is not over, we’re going to regionals and hopefully we’ll qualify a bunch (of girls) for state.” The top two finishers in the seven positions in each of the eight region tournaments will qualify for the Class 5A state tournament that will be held May 8-10 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver. Six of the eight Class 5A regional tournaments were scheduled for April 30-May 1. Mountain Vista and Highlands Ranch were slated to be among the seven teams competing in the Region 3 tourney at Ken Caryl Ranch. Heritage was slotted to join Denver League champion Denver East in the Region 5 tournament at City Park. ThunderRidge, the fifth-place Continental League finisher was to be another of the eight teams in the Region 5 meet. Centennial League champion Cherry Creek earned the right to host the Region 1 tournament at the Bruins’ courts. Rock Canyon and Douglas County, meanwhile, were headed for the Region 2 meet at Fossil Ridge while Legend was headed to Boulder Fairview for the Region 4 tourney. Arapahoe was slated to be the host school for the Region 7 tourney at Redstone Park. The Region 6 and 8 tournaments will take place May 1-2. Littleton will be in the Region 6 meet in Grand Junction while Ponderosa, Castle View and Chaparral will compete in the Region 8 event at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs. In the Class 4A regional tournaments, Valor Christian was to be in the Region 1 tourney April 30 and May 1-2 at Colorado Academy. Lutheran and Englewood were scheduled to be in the Region 2 meet set for April 30-May 1 at Kent Denver.
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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 - Allen Hedrick - Bud Turk, President, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd. David P Chambers & Vickey A Chambers - Jane S Meislahn, Secretary, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd - Prestige Properties Ltd 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 Allen Hedrick the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:
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:
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 - Allen Hedrick - Bud Turk, President, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd. David P Chambers & Vickey A Chambers - Jane S Meislahn, Secretary, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd - Prestige Properties Ltd 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 Allen Hedrick the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:
LOT 4 BLK 3 MERIBEL VILLAGE 1 0.496 AM/L
OCCUPANT - Gerald P Lucy and Gloria J Walsh - Stephen Bruce Gale - Stuart R Opp and Deidre A Opp
and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Allen Hedrick. 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 David P & Vickey A Chambers for said year 2006.
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 Stephen Bruce Gale the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Allen Hedrick at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 7th day of August 2014, 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 11th day of April 2014.
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/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 925308 First publication: April 24, 2014 Last publication: May 8, 2014 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:
LOT 4 BLK 3 MERIBEL VILLAGE 1 0.496 AM/L
OCCUPANT - Gerald P Lucy and Gloria J Walsh - Stephen Bruce Gale - Stuart R Opp and Deidre A Opp
and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Allen Hedrick. 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 David P & Vickey A Chambers for said year 2006.
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 Stephen Bruce Gale the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Allen Hedrick at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 7th day of August 2014, 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 11th day of April 2014.
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/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Public Notice Legal Notice No.: 925308 First publication: April 24, 2014 FOR (RFP) LastREQUEST publication: MayPROPOSAL 8, 2014 #020-14 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press JUSTICE WAY COFFEE SHOP (FRANCHISE/CONCESSIONAIRE) Facilities/Fairgrounds Management in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Ofﬁce of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible, qualiﬁed companies to manage and operate the Justice Way Coffee Shop located at the Douglas County Justice Center.
and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Stephen Bruce Gale. 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 Stuart R Opp & Deidre A Opp for said year 2008. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for The intent is to provide quick service said real estate to the said Stephen Bruce targeted to theo’clock citizens visiting Gale at 1:00 P.M., on the the 7th day courts and court with thehas of August 2014,services unlessalong the same been redeemed. Said mayofbe refour-hundred (400) plusproperty employees deemed from said sale at anyshould time prior the Justice Center. Emphasis be to the actual executioncoupled of said with Treasurer’s placed on innovation quick Deed. Witness my hand this 11th day of service at a reasonable cost. The location April 2014. is approximately 1,500 square feet and includes pieces of commercial /s/ Dianeseveral A. Holbert kitchen equipment. County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 925307 ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 @ 4:00 First publication: April 24, 2014 PM, THERE WILL BE A SITE VISIT RELast publication: May 8, 2014 LATED TODouglas THIS PROJECT. THE SITE Publisher: County News-Press VISIT WILL ALLOW ALL POTENTIAL
Separate sealed bids for LINCOLN AVE (CHAMBERS TO KEYSTONE) IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2013 – 033 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of removal of existing concrete pavement, 30-inches of overexcavation, placement of geo-grid, ABC, curb & gutter, RCP, HMA pavement and epoxy striping.
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The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.)
and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Stephen Bruce Gale. 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 Stuart R Opp & Deidre A Opp for said year 2008. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Stephen Bruce Gale at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 7th day of August 2014, 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 11th day of April 2014. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 925307 First publication: April 24, 2014 Last publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT Re: Project: Philip S. Miller Library - Administration Remodel Contractor: Kennerly Construction Corp. Contract Dated: May 16, 2013 Notice is hereby given that DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES (the “Library”), located in Douglas County, Colorado, will make final payment at 100 South Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104, on Monday the 11th day of May, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. to Kennerly Construction Corp. (the “Contractor”) for all work done by said Contractor for the above-referenced project. Any individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other legal entity that has furnished labor, materials, sustenance, or other supplies RESPONDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY used or consumed by the Contractor or its TO DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS subcontractors in or about the performAND VIEW ance of the THE work EXISTING contractedLOCATION. to be done or THE SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD AT THE that has supplied laborers, rental machinery, tools or equipment to the extent DOUGLAS COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, used in the prosecution of the work, and JUSTICE WAY CAFÉ, 4000 JUSTICE whose claim therefore has not been paid WAY, CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO by the Contractor or its subcontractors, at 80109. PLEASE CALL 720-733-6900 any time up to and including the time of fiFOR DIRECTIONS, IF work NEEDED. nal settlement for the contracted to be done, is required to file a verified stateThe RFP documents may be unpaid reviewed ment of the amount due and on account of such to DOUGLAS and/or printed fromclaim, the Rocky Mountain COUNTY LIBRARIES, Attn: Karen E-Purchasing System website at www.Gargan, 100 South Wilcox Street, Castle rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP docuRock, CO 80104 with a copy to: Icenogle ments not available for purchase from Seaverare Pogue, P.C., 4725 South Monaco Douglas Suite County225, Government and can only Street, Denver, Colorado 80237, Attn: Jennifer L. Ivey, Esq., on or before the date and time hereinabove shown. Failure on the part of any claimant to file such verified statement of claim prior to such final settlement will release the
Notices A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the same address.
DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT
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Re: Project: Philip S. Miller Library - Administration Remodel Contractor: Kennerly Construction Corp. Contract Dated: May 16, 2013
Notice is hereby given that DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES (the “Library”), located in Douglas County, Colorado, will make final payment at 100 South Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104, on Monday the 11th day of May, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. to Kennerly Construction Corp. (the “Contractor”) for all work done by said Contractor for the above-referenced project.
Any individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other legal entity that has furnished labor, materials, sustenance, or other supplies used or consumed by the Contractor or its subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done or that has supplied laborers, rental machinery, tools or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, and whose claim therefore has not been paid by the Contractor or its subcontractors, at any time up to and including the time of final settlement for the work contracted to be done, is required to file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim, to DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES, Attn: Karen Gargan, 100 South Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104 with a copy to: Icenogle Seaver Pogue, P.C., 4725 South Monaco Street, Suite 225, Denver, Colorado 80237, Attn: Jennifer L. Ivey, Esq., on or before the date and time hereinabove shown. Failure on the part of any claimant to file such verified statement of claim prior to such final settlement will release the Library, its Board of Directors, officers, agents, and employees of and from any and all liability for such claim. BY ORDER OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES Legal Notice No.: 925358 First Publication: April 24, 2014 Last Publication: May 1, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for LINCOLN AVE (CHAMBERS TO KEYSTONE) IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2013 – 033 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, COabove-mentioned 80104, until Tuesbe accessed from the day, May 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This website. project consists of removal of existing concrete pavement, 30-inches of overProposal responses will be received until excavation, placement of geo-grid, 4:00 p.m. on &Wednesday, MayHMA 28, 2014 ABC, curb gutter, RCP, pavement and epoxy by Douglas County striping. Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 The Contract Documents may be exThird Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, amined at the above address after 10:00 Colorado 80104. Two a.m. on Monday, April(2) 28,hard-copies 2014, and and copa CD/Flash-drive of your proposal ies of the Contractcopy Documents may be obresponse shall be submitted in a sealed tained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 non-refundable. (Addienvelope, plainly ismarked “Request for tional charge if mailing required.) Proposal (RFP) #020-14,isJustice Way Coffee Shop”. Electronic/faxed proposals A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at will nota.m. be accepted. Proposals will7,not 10:00 on Wednesday, May 2014, be considered which received at the Department of are Public Worksafter Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the same address.
The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Removal of Concrete Pavement – 38,000 SY • Unclassified Excavation –22,000 CY • ABC (Class 6) – 11,000 CY • ABC (Class 3) – 16,000 CY • HMA (Grading S)(75)(PG 64 – 22) – To advertise your public12,000 notices call 303-566-4100 TON • HMA (Grading SX)(75)(PG 64 – 22) – 6,000 TON • RCP (18”, 24” & 36”) – 810 LF PUBLIC NOTICE
Government PUBLIC INVITATIONLegals TO BID
Separate sealed bids for LINCOLN AVE (CHAMBERS TO KEYSTONE) IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2013 – 033 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of removal of existing concrete pavement, 30-inches of overexcavation, placement of geo-grid, ABC, curb & gutter, RCP, HMA pavement and epoxy striping. The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.) A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Removal of Concrete Pavement – 38,000 SY • Unclassified Excavation –22,000 CY • ABC (Class 6) – 11,000 CY • ABC (Class 3) – 16,000 CY • HMA (Grading S)(75)(PG 64 – 22) – 12,000 TON • HMA (Grading SX)(75)(PG 64 – 22) – 6,000 TON • RCP (18”, 24” & 36”) – 810 LF Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein. Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Sean Owens, P.E., Project Manager at 303-660-7328. the time stated, and any proposals so For Planholder Information, received will303-660-7490 be returned unopened. Please Call (Front Desk) Douglas County reserves Legal Notice No.:Government 925359 Firstright Publication: 24, all 2014 the to reject April any and proposLasttoPublication: May 1, informalities, 2014 als, waive formalities, or Publisher: Douglas County irregularities contained in a News-Press said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful ﬁrm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing
Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein. Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Sean Owens, P.E., Project Manager at 303-660-7328. For Planholder Information, Please Call 303-660-7490 (Front Desk) Legal Notice No.: 925359 First Publication: April 24, 2014 Last Publication: May 1, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE LIQUOR LAW OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, Buckskin’s Saloon, LLC d/b/a Buckskin’s Saloon, whose address is 5607 N Hwy 85, Sedalia, Colorado has requested the Licensing Officials of Douglas County to grant a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License at the location of 5607 W Hwy 85, Sedalia, Colorado, to dispense Malt, Vinous and Spirituous Liquors by the drink for consumption on the premises. The Public Hearing on this application is to be held by the Douglas County Local Liquor Licensing Authority at 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado on May 23, 2014, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Date of Application: April 8, 2014 Members Owning Interest: Lon Bale Legal Notice No.: 925378 First Publication: May 1, 2014 Last Publication: May 1, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@ douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 925386 First Publication: May 1, 2014 Last Publication: May 1, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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had to drop out of school. I had to work a fulltime job to feed these animals. I was up to my neck in lions, tiger and bears. It wasn’t something I ever planned on doing.” Craig now houses 330 animals — most of them large carnivores — on a 720-acre habitat near Keenesburg in Weld County, about 40 miles from downtown Denver. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is still growing, with demand far outstripping available space or funds. He rarely takes the time to share his story like he did April 21 during the talk sponsored by the Lone Tree Arts Center Guild. The reason why, he said is due to the time demands of building habitats, rescuing animals, pushing for stricter exotic animal legislation and running the sanctuary. The nonprofit features a 4,800-foot-long elevated walkway that extends over the animals’ habitats, allowing them to observe grizzly and black bears, African lions, tigers, wolves and other animals housed there. Ad- Pat Craig recently spoke at the Lone Tree Arts mission is $15 for Center. Photo by Jane Reuter adults, and $7.50 for children. “There’s no other facility in the country like it,” Craig said. “You really can’t draw from your experiences going to a wildlife park or zoo.” A total of 137 volunteers and a few paid staff help Craig run the sanctuary. Craig said the proliferation of unwanted exotic animals extends from several sources, including the entertainment industry. Longtime Las Vegas entertainers Siegfried and Roy, whose act ended when Roy was injured by a tiger in 2003, contributed to the issue Craig works to counteract. Because they needed young animals willing to perform stage tricks, “they would breed up to seven tigers a year to find enough babies to have understudies. The audience had no clue the tigers were rotating in and out of this show like crazy; they all had the same name.” The tiger that injured Roy was the 25th named Montecore. Craig and his team have rescued big cats from basements, back yards, barns and crawl spaces. Most have never lived outside of a cage or sharply confined space and require a gradual transition to the large, grassy multi-acre pens that make up most of his property. The animals are spayed or neutered upon their move to the sanctuary. “We take away the main things they argue about in the wild, so they’re very social,” Craig said. “They love to play together.” The animals eat 20,000 pounds of food each week, much of it donated by Front Range Wal-Mart stores, Craig said. The demand for rescues is endless, he said. “This year, we’re going to have to find the funding to go out and buy more land or we won’t be able to house any more animals,” he said. For directions and more information, visit www.wildanimalsanctuary.org.
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