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May 2, 2013
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Douglas County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 16
City investing in commercial area Council OKs consulting deal for Entertainment District By Jane Reuter
email@example.com Lone Tree is investing an additional $100,000 into its Entertainment District by hiring a consultant to define the area’s future. It’s a future that city leaders hope will include throngs of shoppers congregating at a revamped commercial center. City council on April 16 approved a contract with Boulder-based 505 Design, chosen from among 16 consulting teams that responded to a February request for proposal. The firm will work with business owners, tenants and area residents to create a vision and identify improvements for the area — anchored by the United Artists movie theater — that extends along Park Meadows Drive south of Yosemite Street.
“By the end of summer, we hope to have a vision and some projects identified,” said Steve Hebert, Lone Tree’s community development director. “If council, property owners and business owners indicate they want to move forward, the next phase would be figuring out who pays for what and how to go about it.” If physical changes are recommended and financing secured, Hebert said construction could begin late this year. “Realistically in 2014, but maybe late 2013,” he said. “Obviously if it’s a large capital improvement, it’s going to require some additional engineering and review, and might require planning commission and council review. There’s a whole menu of things that could come out of this.” Lone Tree paid the Urban Land Institute $25,000 to do an initial study late last year. The international nonprofit uses teams of experts to advise communities on land use. District continues on Page 22
The Lone Tree entertainment district, in the area of Yosemite Street and Park Meadows Drive, offers businesses including a movie theater, Mexican, Indian, Japanese and American restaurants, indoor sky diving, bowling, laser tag and a cigar lounge. The city hopes to make the area more inviting. File photo
Pot issues sparking division Legalization could come back to ballot By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A late legislative session effort that could put Amendment 64 back on the ballot led to a finger-pointing exercise in political theater late last week — a wild turn of events in marijuana regulation activity that capped an eventful period of pot-related action at the Capitol. News of an Amendment 64 repeal effort generated buzz, just two days after the first piece of legislation that seeks to set up a regulatory model for the new recreational pot industry passed a Report legislative committee. The effort — if it ever gets off the ground — would ask voters to repeal Amendment 64, if they fail to support the tax rates tied to retail marijuana purchases. However, it remains to be seen whether the repeal effort has any legs, or if it’s dead on arrival in either legislative chamber. Repeal effort rumblings led to a tense April 26 press conference outside the Capitol, where Amendment 64 proponents clashed with an advocacy group that seeks to restrict access to marijuana in the state. Later that day, House lawmakers approved preliminary passage of House Bill 1317, an omnibus bill that puts in place Amendment 64’s regulatory framework. And, earlier in the week, a House committee voted to tack on a controversial driving-stoned standard to House Bill 1317 — one day after a Senate committee killed legislation that sought to do the same thing. An early draft of the repeal effort asks voters to repeal last November’s initiative that legalized recreational marijuana use in the state, if they reject the tax model tied to
Retired Air Force pilot Brian Schul stands in front of “the sled.” Schul has partnered with Wings of Hope, a charity that helps fund research for pancreatic cancer. Photo by Gallery One
Wings of Hope gets supersonic support SR-71 pilot speaks at event targeting pancreatic cancer By Deborah Grigsby
dgrigsby@ourcoloradonews. com It’s no secret that Brian Schul likes speed. The retired Air Force pilot once flew the SR-71 Blackbird, the world’s fastest — and perhaps most classified — aircraft. But even for a guy who’s flown more than three times the speed of sound, some things, like a cure for pancreatic cancer, can’t come fast enough. Schul, who lost both his mother and brother to pancreatic cancer, was the keynote speaker at a special Wings of Hope fundraiser on April 25 at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, organized by his sister, Maureen Schul, the former mayor of
Retired Air Force pilot Brian Schul owns one of the rarest photo collections of the SR-71 Blackbird. Schul was one of only 93 men in the world to fly the highly classified aircraft. He owes his now blossoming photo career to a “little Nikon on a lanyard” that he stuffed in his spacesuit pocket. Photo by Deborah Grigsby Castle Pines. One of only 93 men to fly the mysterious black plane know as
“the sled,” Schul shared his inspiring story of being shot down in Vietnam.
Badly burned, Schul was hospitalized for nearly two years, only to come back to pilot the world’s fastest and highestflying aircraft ever built. Schul also shared what he describes as one of the rarest collections of SR-71 photographs in the world. “I always had my little camera with me,” he said. “Now most people would think you couldn’t take a camera along on a top-secret mission, but I dug into the Air Force regulations and it never said I could — but it also never said I couldn’t.” Schul’s collection, mostly film, is the foundation for his book, “Sled Driver,” which is one the most authoritative publications on the plane. The book was on sale at the event, with proceeds from it, as well as some of his photos, going to Wings of Hope. “Our goal is to help raise Hope continues on Page 22
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Teen stage production isn’t child’s play They file onto the stage, in red-andwhite collared shirts, 10 young women and men intent on provoking indignation among the hundreds of sophomores in the audience. Their words overlap into layers, resounding, pulsing, reverberating: It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We are victims. We can fight it … Feel the outrage in this room. Then: “If you are holding a card with the number five on it, please stand.” Across the auditorium, boys and girls slowly, unsurely, rise. One in five high school students reports being physically or sexually abused, or both, by a dating partner, students are told. “If you are standing,” a voice says from the stage, “you are giving our statistic a visual image. Standing does not necessarily depict your future.” But, if you don’t pay attention, it could. On a recent morning, the Encore Players, an acting troupe comprised of juniors and seniors from Chaparral High School in Parker, presented a 20-minute performance called “The Outrage” to sophomore students at another school. Its purpose is to educate about teen dating violence, a problem on the rise — to define in no uncertain terms the meaning of rape and sexual assault. “It’s such a powerful message to share with kids,” said Ann Carter, director of the Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center in Douglas County. It becomes even more powerful when teens themselves tell the story. Initially, there was a bit of awkwardness among the actors. “I was a little uncomfortable with it at first,” junior Alex Soto said. “It covers topics people don’t usually bring up. You don’t talk about things like this in everyday
conversation.” But then came the education piece: “I was pretty shocked,” senior Sam Larson said. “I had no idea the extent to which this is a problem.” And, finally, the realization they could make a difference: “A theater isn’t necessarily for entertainment purposes,” junior Anne Heart said. “It’s for getting a message across.” Their teacher, David Peterson, agreed. Besides dealing with an issue that could affect them, he said, the production “is a wonderful experience for students to learn about the social change that can come from an art form like theater. … Hearing that your performance has helped someone is a powerful experience.” “The Outrage” also demonstrates the power of community working together to create change, in this case an organization that works to prevent domestic violence and a school district. Carter, from the women’s center, had seen a YouTube clip of “The Outrage” and immediately thought it would be an effective educational tool. “Teen violence tends to get hidden — they think that’s just part of growing up, that it’s not a big deal,” Carter said. But it’s learned behavior, and that can carry into adulthood. So, the center bought the rights to the script about two years ago and approached Peterson about having his students perform it at a gala fundraiser. The performance touched several audience members so much they provided seed money to
produce it in high schools. The Douglas County School District agreed to pilot it this school year in three high schools. Next school year, the Encore Players will perform for sophomores in all of the district’s high schools, always accompanied by someone from the women’s center to answer questions and provide resources. “Relationship safety … is a topic we all value, and all our kids could benefit from hearing about it,” said Staci McCormack, the district’s student wellness coordinator. “Kids might not be in it (violence), but they are affected, they are impacted, because it is around them.” And because of technology, “our generation has a lot more diverse forms of dating violence,” junior Kirsten Brandes said. Texting. The Internet. Social media. They all can make it easier for abuse to happen. Lynn Adams from the women’s center told students at the performance the story of a 10th-grade girl who received 17 threatening texts, including one of a gun, from her ex-boyfriend because they broke up. “When things like that happen, it’s pretty serious,” she said. “It could potentially ruin your life.” The incidence of dating violence among teens is growing, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It reports 25 percent of teens say they are victims of dating violence, whether it be emotional, psychological, physical or sexual, and 54 percent have witnessed such violence among their peers. Carter wants teens to know unequivocally those relationships are not OK. “You need to have a respectful relationship where both parties have a voice, where both parties are empowered to make decisions to have the relationship go in the way they both want it to go.” In its 20 minutes, “The Outrage” covers a lot of ground. Woven among short scenes that depict a boyfriend’s physical abuse and how to get help are these eye-opening statements:
• One in four teenage girls in a relationship say they have gone further sexually than they wanted to because of pressure • Eighty percent of teens consider verbal abuse “a serious issue” for their age group • Fifty-four percent of parents say they have not talked to their child about dating violence • One in three teenagers say they know a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, strangled or physically hurt by his or her partner • Eight of 10 female survivors of rape know their rapist as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance And then there’s this one: One woman is abused every nine seconds. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. To the Encore members, the statistics on the page have become real. Brandes said: “They are people.” They line the stage, in their red-andwhite shirts, young faces with hopeful hearts and a message intended to shock into action. The words overlap. They resound. Pulse. Reverberate. They envelop the listening students. Education … Strength … Courage … This is the change. It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We will stop it. We will fight it. Change the rage in this room. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at email@example.com or 303566-4110.
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State budget for 2014 rejuvenates programs Funding restored in wake of recession By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Next year’s state budget was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on April 29, a $20.5 billion plan that restores funding to many programs that had been cut during the recent recession. Hickenlooper signed the so-called “long bill” at a Capitol press event, where he expressed optimism in Colorado’s economic direction, while also acknowledging the cloudier fiscal period that the state is emerging from. “We are enacting a budget in a unique time in our history where we are coming back from this incredible recession,” Hickenlooper said, with members of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee standing behind him. “Colorado’s economy is outperforming the nation’s economy and I think we are now ... able to catch up in a number of places.” Funding is not only being restored to areas of last year’s budget that were cut, it also puts more money into savings. Next year’s budget adds $80 million to the state’s General Fund reserve, a 1 percent savings increase from last year. “Our intention is to continue to add to that reserve each year, so we can soften the actions those recessions create,” the governor said. Public schools will see a per-pupil funding increase of about $172 in next year’s budget — an increase that is tied to a tax hike associated with the School Finance Act, which voters still must approve once Hickenlooper signs the measure into law. There also will be more than $5 million added in financial aid for college
Cabela’s rises over RidgeGate Parkway and a model home at the Montecito residential development. Photo by Jane Reuter
Cabela’s hiring 200 in Lone Tree Outdoor retailer on track for mid-August opening By Jane Reuter
email@example.com Cabela’s has started the interview process to fill 200 positions at its Lone Tree store, which is scheduled to open Aug. 15. The sporting goods store is hiring full-time, part-time and seasonal employees to staff the 110,000-square-foot building. “We are looking for employees who will deliver legendary customer service to the thousands of loyal Cabela’s customers across the Colorado Front Range,” said Cabela’s spokesman Chuck Bera. The development site at RidgeGate Parkway and Interstate 25 also includes room for two or three other retail pads, a restaurant and hotel.
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Those tenants haven’t been selected yet. “Part of the problem is, we have almost every retailer you can think of,” Lone Tree’s Deputy City Manager Seth Hoffman said. “It’s a great problem to have. “I know the property owners are in active discussions with different retailers. It’ll just be a matter of them finding the right match. We expected groups would be waiting on the sidelines until Cabela’s was actually coming out of the ground.” A second Denver-area store is under construction in Thornton. Cabela’s opened a Grand Junction store in 2010. In addition to thousands of outdoor products, both the Lone Tree and Thornton stores will feature wildlife displays, mountain replicas, gun libraries, fudge shops, delis and indoor archery ranges. Nebraska-based Cabela’s includes 44 stores, with 11 more on track to open in 2013 and 2014.
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students, and more than $100 million for higher education maintenance projects. And, state workers will receive a 2 percent pay increase, their first pay raises in years. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, said the Department of Human Services “is a real winner in this year’s budget.” The Joint Budget Committee chairman touted the $13.3 million funding increase that will go toward the state’s child welfare system, and toward services geared toward people with developmental disabilities. Steadman also referenced the nearly $20 million that will go toward establishing a statewide mental health crisis system, which will include crisis phone hotlines available 24 hours a day. Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, also a Joint Budget Committee member, said the budget provides more funding for affordable housing, legal aid programs for people who cannot afford lawyers, and restores $2 million in grant funding for libraries in rural areas. “That won’t ever get headlines, but to the people who need those services, it’s very important,” Levy said. Of the two Republican members of the Joint Budget Committee, only Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen attended the budget signing. Sen. Kent Lambert, RColorado Springs, was the only committee member to vote against this year’s budget. Though the budget did receive some Republican support in the House, it did not garner a single Republican vote in the Senate. Many Republicans argued that the new budget’s spending would exceed growth. Their votes also were an extension of their resentment toward Democrats’ efforts on gun-control legislation.
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Properties draw line at pot Apartments, condos see problems tied to legalization By Deborah Grigsby
email@example.com As Colorado details how pot smokers can legally light up, homeowner associations and apartment complexes are starting to feel the effects. While Amendment 64 permits recreational use of marijuana by adults, as well as the indoor cultivation of up to six plants, some property management companies are already threatening fines for those who use or grow in their units. Many newer properties have already banned smoking entirely. Alta Aspen Grove, Littleton’s newest complex, is 100 percent smoke-free. Tenants sign an addendum to their lease that allows the company to fine them $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second and evict them on the third. The building is LEED Silver certified. “It attracts kind of a different demographic,” said Carissa DeKeyser, assistant community manager. “When they find out we’re 100 percent smoke-free, they’ll either walk right out the door or they’ll be even more interested.” Jill Kearney rents a condo in a Denver high-rise and said just the thought of her neighbors lighting up has her looking for alternatives. “I really don’t care what other people want to do, but the thought of having someone living next door growing and smoking marijuana really encourages me to start looking for a house to rent,” said Kearney. “I’m probably not going to have as nice of a place, but if this is the way it’s going to go
down, I don’t feel I have a choice.” But problems with marijuana use in properties where tenants share a common wall are more than just smoke, according to Molly Foley-Healy, special counsel for Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis and Payne who specializes in property law. “Problems include the distinctive smell of not just pot when it’s smoked, but also when it’s growing,” said Foley-Healy, adding that other concerns include mold, excessive use of water for hydroponics, light pollution from grow lights as well as electrical hazards from overloaded wall outlets. And just like many municipalities, property managers are torn between two governing jurisdictions. “The real sticky wicket comes when you look at most contracts signed by the tenant,” explained Foley-Healey. “Most communities, when you buy or rent, will have you sign a document agreeing to the association’s governing documents and most require tenants and residents to abide by all laws — meaning federal, state and local laws.” While pot may be legal under state law, the fact is, it’s still illegal under federal law. According to Foley-Healing, the other looming question for property managers is the issue of enforcement. She said it’s a fine line, and she encourages her clients to defer matters to local authorities. “Just like when tenants have problems with loud music or unleashed dogs, there are usually municipal codes that already exist to deal with these kinds of things,” she said. “If it becomes a problem, I would highly encourage any of our clients and residents to report the matter to local authorities and let them handle it.”
LONE TREE NEWS IN A HURRY Lone Tree celebrates Arbor Day
Lone Tree’s 17th Annual Arbor Day Celebration is from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Tennis Center at Lone Tree Golf Club. Free activities include a birds of prey session with HawkQuest, annual flower sales, free mulch, herb planting for children and other attractions. Flowers available for purchase will include hanging baskets, patio pots and flower trays. For more information, visit www.cityoflonetree.com.
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Colorado Connections Academy, a tuition-free, fully accredited virtual public school, will host a free information session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 2 at the Hyatt Place Denver South, 9030 E. Westview Road in Lone Tree. Colorado Connections Academy is available to students grades K-12 who reside in Colorado. The non-traditional learning environment can work for all types of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a flexible schedule or learn at a different pace from their peers, and those who need more individualized attention or live in isolated rural settings. Homebound and previously home-schooled students can also thrive in
this program. Colorado Connections Academy combines Colorado-certified teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum, unique technology tools, an extensive selection of electives and clubs, and community experiences to create an individualized alternative to the bricks-and-mortar classroom. Its teaching center and administrative offices are located in the Inverness Area of unincorporated Arapahoe County. For more information, visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.
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South Suburban Parks and Recreation will host its 32nd annual High Line Canal Run on May 11 in deKoevend Park, featuring a 10K run at 8 a.m. and a 5K run/ walk at 9 a.m. Children and friendly dogs welcome. Registration includes a pancake breakfast, race shirt, goody bag and prize drawings. Awards will be given to top male and female finishers in both the 10K and 5K races. Race fee is $30, pre-race day; and $35 on race day. Register online at www.RunningGuru.com. Race day packet pickup will open at 6:30 a.m. at deKoevend Park, 6315 S. University Blvd. Free parking is available at the adjacent Goodson Recreation Center.
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School leaders mixed on block schedule Students like new format, teachers not as enthused
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smell A Douglas County High School official also says the block schedule adopted by many addhigh schools in 2012-13 undermines the , exInternational Baccalaureate program and light makes teachers’ jobs tougher. elecAlmost a year into the new system, other tlets. Douglas County School District leaders said perty the verdict is still out, but that class sizes ning and budgets prevent them from considering options. n you “I see grades down,” said Steve Fleet, tenIB coordinator at Douglas County High comSchool. “I see kids who decide it’s better to have have an off-period than to take a challengassoing academic program. The general atmomost sphere shifts away from the focus on acae by demics we used to have. local “The regrettable thing is we have a
movement to encourage critical and creative thinking in the district, (but) the soil in which teachers are trying to plant that seed simply won’t let it grow.” Most students say they like the schedule’s 90-minute classes and off-periods. Those whose days end with an off-period also like leaving school at 12:30 instead of 2:50 p.m. Most teachers aren’t as enthusiastic. The new schedule required them to teach an additional section. Class sizes are smaller, but overall student load typically is larger. At Chaparral High School, 67 percent of students who responded to a school survey said they like the schedule, with only 31 percent of teachers agreeing. Forty-seven percent of the teachers said they don’t like the block format, and 25 percent were undecided. “We’ve had some major changes based on budgeting constraints over the last four years,” said Principal Ron Peterson. “Honestly, there’s been some grumbling. It can become very draining if you don’t put your
energy and efforts in the right places.” Both students and teachers who responded to Peterson’s survey said they like not having the same class every day, and believe they accomplish more during the longer class periods. DCSD Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dan McMinimee said the district’s leaving it to the principals to find what works best for their schools. “We have a site-based decision-making process,” he said. “My expectation is each of their principals is doing a good job of listening to their community, while staying within budget parameters.” Informal feedback from students and staff at Rock Canyon and Highlands Ranch high schools is similar to that at Chaparral. “One of the reasons we didn’t do a survey is we don’t have the funding” to return to the old schedule, said Rock Canyon Principal Andy Abner. “It’s not as though we have an option on the table. But through anecdotal information, when you talk to students, they like the free time. It’s more
of a college feel for them. It’s a tricky balance, but I think Rock Canyon students in general handle that very appropriately and seriously. “When you speak with teachers, it’s difficult because it’s an increased workload. What I’ve been committed to is trying to hire as many staff members as the budget will permit in order to ease the burden on any one teacher.” If a schedule change ever occurs, it would be based on input from staff, students and community, Abner said. “If students are realizing a benefit, and teachers are having a difficult time with it, maybe there’s something … that could be somewhere in the middle,” he said. Highlands Ranch High School Principal Jerry Goings said his staff still is transitioning to the block schedule. “Along with other changes within the district, staff is pretty much overwhelmed with it,” he said. “It still has definite positive results in terms of class size. We’re working through it.”
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Douglas County schools receive green award
Young people take reins lemsof sustainability program
Elementaries get recognition
here eadyBy Jane Reuter ” email@example.com
ighly The Douglas County School District dentsearned national recognition for saving s andmore than $15 million through its 6-yearold sustainability program. The U.S. Department of Education chose DCSD and 13 others from among 15,000 nominated districts to receive a Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. The award recognizes the program for reducing environmental impact, saving money, improving health and wellness, and providing education. DCSD Sustainability Manager Lee Smit gives all credit to the students who run the in-school projects. “We have over 7,000 kids across the district running the programs in their schools,” he said. “In most school districts, the utility budget has to go up every year. Ours has actually gone down three years in a row.” Launched as a cost-savings program, the effort has evolved into an educational experience with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) component. Smit, assigned to cut the district’s utility costs, initially thought school staff members would carry out his directives. “When I first started, a lot of the leadership didn’t think the kids would care,” Smit said. “I started with one group of high-schoolers. They saved $24,000 in six months. They came in on their days off, taught the teachers and totally ran the program.” Smit knew he was on to something. “With over 6.8 million square feet of buildings, one of me isn’t enough,” he said. “Getting the kids involved was the key.”
Students at Flagstone Elementary wave green flags during an April 25 assembly recognizing their conservation efforts. Photo courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation In each school, program participants first conducted a habit audit. “First is lighting,” Smit said. “Lighting is the biggest energy draw in most schools. So let’s make sure all the lights are turned off when we don’t need them. Computers need to be either off or in sleep mode. Simple things like that.” Students calculate energy savings, considering every facet from how often light bulbs are changed to salaries of custodial staff. “You can walk through our schools now and it’s so different from when I started,” Smit said. “I’d see 20 empty rooms, and 15 to 20 would have lights on. Now I’ll find one or two.” Some of the saved money is dedicated back to each school, often for re-invest-
ment in the program. The program so intrigued former Ponderosa High School student Suzanne Warren that she majored in energy management practices at CU-Boulder. Upon her May graduation, she’ll step into the job of energy solutions engineer at Johnson Controls, a Fortune 500 company with offices in Denver. Warren helped Smit audit about 20 DCSD schools during her junior year. “We learned how easy it was to just turn off a light and save all this energy,” she said. “We ended up saving our school over $16,000 over four months with things that were so simple. It was a really great way to see how small actions can make a huge difference. “Lee’s program and the work I did at
Highlands Ranch’s Copper Mesa and Castle Rock’s Flagstone elementary schools earned Green Flags from the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-School USA program. The flags recognize schools for natural resource conservation and environmental education. They are the first in Colorado to earn the flags, and the 14th and 15th nationwide. The award is the highest in the EcoSchools program, an international network of 41,000 K-12 schools in 53 countries. To earn the Green Flag, each school launched several conservation initiatives, including recycling, reducing emissions and cutting energy and water use. Copper Mesa saved 127,511 kilowatt hours of electricity during the past three years, saved about $400 by using both sides of copy paper and about $200 limiting paper towel use. At Flagstone, students and staff reduced school lunch waste. The school provides the community with vegetables from its garden, and built and erected bluebird houses.
Ponderosa was 100 percent the launching pad to where I am today. If I hadn’t learned about energy efficiency, I would have never gone down this path.”
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May 2, 2013
Dual investigations clear undersheriff Passerby reported dispute at home in Highlands Ranch By Ryan Boldrey
firstname.lastname@example.org An incident involving Douglas County Undersheriff Tony Spurlock, which prompted separate investigations by the Douglas County and Jefferson County sheriff’s offices, has resulted in the finding of no criminal wrongdoing by the undersheriff. Spurlock, a Republican candidate for Douglas County sheriff in 2014, was Spurlock being investigated on a report from a passerby that a domestic dispute involving the undersheriff had taken place April 10 inside a Highlands Ranch home. As Douglas County deputies found no evidence of criminal conduct in their initial investigation, Spurlock was not placed on administrative leave while Jefferson
Senior fraud summit slated
A one-day, no-cost event for seniors will provide the tools and information necessary to avoid fraud before it happens. The event, set for 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 8 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. in Lone Tree, will teach seniors how to protect themselves and safeguard information, identify available resources in the community, and introduce members of local agencies. Breakfast, lunch and parking will be included at no cost, and there will also be door prizes. Seating is limited, so registration is required to attend. Register by calling 877-926-8300 toll-free. The event is sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Western Union and AARP.
Vehicles keyed in Ranch
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Astorbrook Way on April 12 for a report of a Ford F150 that had been keyed overnight while sitting in the
resident’s driveway. Further investigation showed that three other vehicles were damaged in a similar fashion on the street and one vehicle on Astorbrook Drive was also keyed. There are no suspects and the case was deactivated due to no leads.
Fire set at Valor Christian
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies assisted at a fire shortly after 8:30 p.m. on April 13 at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, and observed a trash can fully engulfed in flames near one of the dugouts at the softball field. Fire personnel put out the fire and eliminated the hot spots in the area while deputies took note of multiple derogatory messages, written on the dugout walls in chalk, which were proSatan and anti-Valor in nature. There are no leads in the case.
Job sites vandalized
Three reports of criminal mischief or theft materialized from separate Douglas County job sites from April 13-22. A
front-end loader in the 9300 block of Blake Street in Highlands Ranch, adjacent to Town Center North, had its front grill smashed in and front window and headlights smashed, causing damage exceeding $1,000. Three industrial ladders, valued at $750 total, were reported stolen over the weekend of April 13-15 from inside a secured job site in the 2300 block of Primo Road in Highlands Ranch. Also, a condenser for an air conditioning unit, valued at $1,000, was stolen from a poorly secured job site in the 200 block of Max Drive in Castle Pines overnight April 21.
Golf clubs stolen
Two reports of golf clubs stolen from residential properties were made in Highlands Ranch, with one coming from an apartment complex in the 400 block of West Burgundy Street on April 13 and the other from a condo unit in the 9300 block of Loggia Street on April 14. In one incident the clubs were taken from a garage and the other, from a storage unit.
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County conducted an independent investigation at Sheriff David Weaver’s request. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office completed its investigation April 25 and found that Spurlock had not violated any laws and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was also not in violation of standard operating procedures. Weaver sated in a news release that the reason for conducting both an internal and external investigation was to ensure the trust of the people of Douglas County. “As public servant employees, we accept that we are under more scrutiny and we embrace this because of the authority with which the public has entrusted our profession,” he said. “This incident has now been thoroughly investigated by two law enforcement agencies, both of which found no criminal or procedural wrongdoing.” Spurlock, who chaired the state’s Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Board under Gov. Bill Owens in 2001, added that both agencies were professional and thorough in their investigations. “My belief in the justice system has never wavered and stands strong today,” he said.
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May 2, 2013
Douglas misses ‘best high schools’ list Leaders say changing criteria bumped three from rankings By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org The three Douglas County schools that landed on the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools ranking are nowhere to be found on the 2013 list, but principals say it’s not a reflection of performance or cause for alarm. “We want to make sure our school shows up in that (ranking), so it’s definitely disappointing,” said Highlands Ranch High School Principal Jerry Goings. “But it’s definitely not a reflection of our data.” In 2012, Highlands Ranch, Rock Canyon
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Amendment 64 implementation. That tax framework is in the form of House Bill 1318, which in its original form asks voters to approve a model where retail pot would be subject to an excise tax and a separate retail tax of up to 15 percent each. That’s in addition to a standard 2.9 percent state sales tax and whatever other taxes municipalities may tack on. The bill was recently amended to allow municipalities to receive a 15 percent “share back” of the retail sales taxes collected by the state, up from the 10 percent that was originally included in the bill. Amendment 64 proponents are furious at the repeal effort — which had not been introduced in legislation as of April 26. “The proposal to repeal Amendment 64 is extortion,” Mason Tvert, an author of Amendment 64, said at press conference. “The proposal tells voters that they must agree to the tax rate being proposed by legislators, otherwise the constitutional amendment they adopted last November will be repealed.” Tvert strongly urged legislators to move away from a 15 percent retail pot tax ceiling, and instead seek a 10 percent limit, something that he and his group believes will be more palatable to voters. Tvert also took aim at a group called Smart Colorado, a group that has sought strict limits on marijuana access, whom Tvert said is behind the repeal effort. Representatives from Smart Colorado followed up with their own press conference, where they denied being the driving force behind the repeal push, but acknowledged they have been a part of the process. “This just gives the option, that if there is not the money to fund the regulatory costs, then (Amendment) 64 should not be implemented,” said Diane Carlson of Smart Colorado.
Tax rates spark debate
As of last week, it was unknown which specific lawmakers would join in crafting a repeal measure, which probably would come in the form of a joint Senate and House resolution. Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, said he “wouldn’t have a problem” with asking for an Amendment 64 repeal if the voters don’t approve the taxes tied to its regulation.
and Mountain Vista all were among the top 1,000 among almost 5,000 top-performing schools nationwide. Rock Canyon ranked 296th, Highlands Ranch 523rd and Mountain Vista 621st. Those schools didn’t make the 2013 national list, and also weren’t ranked on U.S. News’ state-by-state breakdown of best schools. Rock Canyon Principal Andy Abner believes the vital statistic relates to the performance of the school’s least advantaged students — minority students and those receiving free or reduced lunch. They are a relatively small percentage of the student body in an affluent, 92 percent Caucasian county, but part of U.S. News’ ranking hinges on whether their performance matches the state average. Abner said the school works to meet the needs of students who fall into those cat-
egories. “At the same time, it’s our smallest population of students,” he said. “I would say it’s less than 5 percent. “In my opinion, Rock Canyon did not decline from one year to the next. Our ACT scores actually went up. Our AP (Advanced Placement) numbers went up.” Goings said HRHS statistics are similar, with record numbers of students taking and passing AP tests, high state testing scores and other reliable indicators of high performance. “We’ve been on both U.S. News and Newsweek’s list multiple years and multiple back-to-back years because we’ve always held strong AP scores and AP participation,” he said. “And we’ve always done well on our state testing.” Douglas County School Board President
John Carson said the district analyzed its own data. “We went through the actual objective criteria, which was reading, math and college proficiency,” he said. “When you use those numbers, every one of our high schools would be higher than most of the schools that are on that list. “It’s a different rating system than was used in the past, and it appears to be motivated by politics in some way — injecting race and economics into the formula.” U.S. News said that about 40 percent of the schools on last year’s list didn’t make the 2013 list. It cites changes in relative performance on state tests, including performance of least advantaged students, and changes in performance on college-level work among possible reasons schools fell off the top ranking.
“There is a strong concern that if the tax doesn’t pass, then families and small businesses are going to be saddled with the cost of implementing legalized pot,” McNulty told Colorado Community Media. “I don’t think that’s right.” Some Republicans have argued that the proposed 15 percent excise and retail sales taxes might be too high for voters’ liking. And, even if voters approve the taxes, the rates could have unintended consequences. “I would rather us do something prudent out of the gate to not create that stronger black market,” said Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, during an April 25 House Finance Committee hearing. But those who support the 15 percent rate argue that there’s just no telling how much it’s going to cost to regulate the new industry, and that it’s better to ask for a higher tax rate now, and then possibly adjust to a lower rate down the road. Still, Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, the sponsor of House Bill 1318, said he is “willing to talk about different (tax) models that might work better.” Singer said that’s a lot better than seeking a repeal, which not only would do away with the retail marijuana industry, but also would strip other popular aspects of Amendment 64, such as decriminalization for small-time pot-related offenses. “The voters went out there, they got the signatures, they got this on the ballot,” Singer told Colorado Community Media. “So, for the state legislature to turn around a year later and say, `Let’s do a mulligan,’ ... apart from looking bad, it takes so little credence for what the voters actually did in 2012.” Singer’s bill passed the Finance Committee. The bill was expected to be voted on by the entire House this week.
advantage over pot shops just entering the market. But Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, the bill’s sponsor, said there needs to be some easing into the market to help regulators deal with the new industry. “This is not for a monopoly, but to let the Department of Revenue get used to a new era,” Pabon said during an April 25 House Finance Committee hearing. Also, a key amendment was added to Pa-
bon’s bill at that same hearing, which would set a blood standard for being too stoned to drive. The effort had failed in a previous committee, after concerns were raised that the standard would unfairly affect medical marijuana patients, and that it would lead to police enforcement issues about blood sampling. The driving-stoned amendment still must survive the Senate, where the effort has died before.
Driving limit returns
The two bills that seek to put in place regulations for recreational marijuana — House Bill 1317 and Senate Bill 283 — passed separate committees last week, following lengthy hearings. One of the more contentious areas of House Bill 1317 is a proposed head start that existing medical marijuana dispensaries would have in entering into the new retail pot market. Medical marijuana licensees would be allowed to apply for retail licenses on Oct. 1, while everyone else must wait until Jan. 1, 2014. Some Republicans argued that allowing existing dispensaries to get a jump on other businesses would give them an unfair
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Three free public events commemorate Douglas County’s celebration of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month on Sat., May 18. Events include a tour of the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve; an open house at the Spring Valley School; a celebration commemorating Preservation Month and Armed Forces Day. The commemoration is sponsored by the Douglas County Historic Preservation Board. For more information please visit www.douglas.co.us/ historic/ or call 303.660.7460.
Household Chemical Roundup May 11 Parker The first of three, drive-through Household Chemical Roundups, will be held on May 11, at the Parker Joint Services Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These events are hosted by the Tri-County Health Department, and offered free-of-charge to Douglas County residents. Participants will be asked for a $25 contribution to help offset the high costs of hazardous waste disposal and will be asked to verify residency. For more information including a map and a list of acceptable items, please visit www.tchd.org/ householdchemical.htm
2013 CDBG Action Plan Open House May 13
Help Douglas County prioritize the distribution of more than $750,000 in CDBG funds for the 2013 program year by attending the 2013 Annual Action Plan Open House on May 13, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Philip S. Miller Building, Castle Rock. To qualify for funding, CDBG initiatives must meet one of the local objectives identified in Douglas County’s 2009-2013 Consolidated Plan, including economic development, community services and affordable housing. To RSVP for the Open House or for more information contact Tina Dill at 303.660.7460 or via e-mail at tdill@douglas. co.us. For more information on the CDBG program visit www. douglas.co.us/CDBG.
County Offers Free Mulch May 11 and 18 to Residents Douglas County residents are invited to pick up free mulch on Sat., May 11 and Sat., May 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Castle Rock Water Treatment Plant, 1400 Caprice Dr. in Castle Rock. For more information please visit www.douglas.co.us/ publicworks/slash-mulchprogram/
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May 2, 2013
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Turning the gun debate to mental illness The 2012 mass shootings at the Aurora movie theater and at Sandy Hook Elementary School sparked discussion of the role mental illness may have played in the tragedies. What can be done to improve treatment for the mentally ill? How can we make sure those whose illness manifests itself in violent tendencies don’t have access to guns? That debate was quickly overshadowed by gun-control measures in Congress and in state legislatures that frequently became arguments over the Second Amendment. In Colorado, the 2013 legislative session, now less than a week from its scheduled end, will be remembered most for Democrats pushing through several gun-control bills to the outrage of Republicans. But the mental illness aspect hasn’t gone away. We were reminded of this by last
our view week’s scare in Littleton in which a policeissued safety alert cautioned that a man with access to a semiautomatic rifle had, weeks earlier, made threats to shoot people at the local hospital and at a big-box store. The 24-year-old Highlands Ranch man had spent more than two weeks in the same hospital he threatened after being admitted on a mandatory hold for having homicidal or suicidal thoughts. We know these details only because the safety alert inadvertently, police say, made its way into the hands of the public, largely because of various media reports. The alert, issued April 25, had been intended just for
question of the week
After recent news events, how safe do you feel? Colorado Community Media surveyed four people at random to determine whether
recent national tragedies have impacted their thoughts on personal safety.
“I feel perfectly safe, but I’m kind of a red-blooded American. Unfortunately, with the Boston bombings, when it’s people in U.S., it’s difficult to pre-emptively stop those. We can’t get everything.” — Lee Nordhold, Denver
“I feel safe. Yesterday, I heard the five surviving presidents speak and that made me feel safe. It seemed like they are all on the same page, which made me feel good.” — Marguerite Langstaff, Littleton
“I just came back from Boston, and seeing the state of readiness and so many different authorities that got together to make sure security was buttoned up made me feel safe.” — Kevin Humes, Aurora
“We’ve gone through Columbine and the Aurora theater shooting, but I don’t feel like I’m in danger when I go out or anything. There are always going to be crazy wackos out there.” — Tommy Weber, Littleton
Heart and soul of a dachshund Are you in a bad mood? Take one dachshund and call me in the morning. It’s impossible to look at a real dachshund or a photograph of one and not feel better. Go ahead. Google “dachshund” and you will see what I mean. They weren’t designed, yes designed, to lift your spirits. They were designed to track badgers. I suppose a standard-sized dachshund would stand a chance, but a small standard, like Smitty, or a miniature, would be torn to shreds. I think Smitty would have a 50-50 chance of whipping a box of Wheat Thins. If you’re planning to buy or adopt a dachshund, do your research first. Some of them can be nippy, and some of them will only focus on one member of the family. Smitty is here in the room with me, so I have to be careful about what I say. I will sneak in a subliminal message. Dachshunds are German-engineered, the word “dachshund” means “badger hound,” (they are very, very funny looking), and they like to burrow under blankets. If you look into the eyes of a dachshund, you are looking into the heart and soul of life. I know I tumbled overboard the first time I saw Smitty’s cognac-colored eyes. I have a good friend who has a dog that doesn’t look like a dog. She sends pictures and I have nightmares. It weighs 124 pounds. That’s 8 pounds more than Jennifer, my girlfriend, weighs. And it’s 108 pounds more than Smitty weighs. Think about it. The amount of food. The amount of poop. I want a lap dog, not Smokey the Bear. Another good friend just went through a nasty divorce, and custody of the dog was big. I actually think there was more contention over Scrapple than there was over the children. Dogs will do that to you. It’s been said over and over that dogs don’t know or care if you have had a bad day. They are here to make your day better no
matter what. I am on my third dachshund. My childhood dachshund, Hexe, was an antidote for just about everything from the anxieties of growing up, to the Wrath of Shirley. My mother made some days very difficult. If you know what an anal retentive is, mom was varsity, first team, All American, Hall of Fame. She lettered all four years that I was in high school. Hexe snuggled. Shirley scolded. Hexe snuggled. No matter what anyone says, no one is going to give you unconditional love. Something will invariably rub your unconditional lover the wrong way. Just because you drink salad dressing out of the bottle doesn’t make you a bad person. Smitty wouldn’t care one way or another. He is here to dispense love. That’s his assignment. Sure, dachshunds look ridiculous, but they’re not. They are fine and decent and thoughtful little men and women, intent upon salving the wounds of existence. Guess who took care of me when I had a miserable winter cold? Guess who stayed by my side during the disturbing narrative of the Boston Marathon? It’s got me loving him, madly. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net
the people deemed most affected, such as the hospital, the man’s relatives and his former employer. It was distributed as “a precautionary measure and a courtesy,” Littleton police said, and the man had not been charged with a crime. A day after the bulletin was issued, the man checked himself into a hospital seeking treatment and was not considered a threat, authorities said. Media organizations and the public were given a peek behind the curtain at something that surely happens more often than we would like to think. Because of privacy laws, neither the media nor the public are privy to much of what happens before someone who is mentally ill commits a crime. Let’s be clear: The vast majority of mentally ill people do not commit crimes, and
may actually be more prone to being victimized, experts say. But some individuals with certain types of mental illness are driven to hurt people. And they should not have legal access to guns. We have no way of knowing whether the subject of last week’s safety alert actually planned to hurt anyone or whether he is even mentally ill. But the mere notion of someone with bad intentions and access to a firearm fuels thoughts of another tragedy. What can be done? How can public safety best be protected without trampling on an individual’s rights? There are lawmakers in Congress and in the Colorado General Assembly having this discussion. We hope they will put the same passion into these talks that we saw in earlier gun-control debates, sans the partisan politics.
Rewrite of election law is a looming train wreck Following a secret, months-long process and without any input from my office, voters, or Republican legislators, Democrats rammed through legislation that fundamentally changes how we run our elections. Unfortunately, this election-law rewrite will lead to disaster. To begin, the bill forces Colorado into election policy that performs worse than our current system. The new bill mandates mail ballots for every voter and Election Day registration. Currently, Colorado ranks third best in voter turnout nationwide — one of the few states that increased turnout in this last election. Colorado outperforms every all-mail-ballot state in the country. And we outperform six of the eight Election Day registration states. But even if you like the policy, this bill is a rush to failure. Some may remember Denver voters waiting in line for hours in 2006. Denver’s own analysis blamed much of the failure on vote centers and the rushed development of an Internet-only poll book. That analysis criticized the short time frame — eight months — to deploy the system. By contrast, this bill’s unrealistic 100-day timeline will result in a sloppy, untested system that puts our voters at risk. Other states attempting this project have allowed themselves anywhere from 13 months to two years. Additionally, the bill bans neighborhood polling places in exchange for scattered, big-box voting clearinghouses. By rushing development and mandating these clearinghouses, the legislature is repeating every mistake that led to voters waiting in line for hours in Denver in 2006. Even if implementation goes smoothly,
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Election Day registration still opens the door to fraud. Because Colorado has weak identification requirements — an easily forged utility bill is enough to vote — cheaters will be able to vote twice using different names. These worries aren’t theoretical. This last election, El Paso County caught a person who registered five times using false information. County officials caught him, but only because they had 29 days before the election to investigate the registration fraud. Under an Election Day registration scheme, this person would have been able to vote several times. Also in 2012, Colorado saw instances of people from other states trying to illegally vote in our battleground state. And in 2004 the city of Milwaukee saw over 4,000 more votes than registered voters. The resulting 68-page Milwaukee police report targeted Wisconsin’s Election Day voter registration as the problem. And finally, mandatory mail ballots remove choice and open the door to voter intimidation. Despite best efforts by all political parties and county registrars, about 1 million Coloradans reject voting by mail, and instead vote in person. In fact, Gessler continues on Page 9
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May 2, 2013
‘Ah-ha moments’ spark creativity
Seems like even at this stage of my life I still find myself having those vic-“ah-ha moments.” You know that movidu-ment when the light bulb has gone off s arein your head and you suddenly get it, d notor a solution to a problem pops into your head. ether It’s a great feeling isn’t it? I mean actu-especially when we find ourselves in er hea situation where others have already on ofcome up with the answer before us, or ess tothey just get things faster. gedy. I am also grateful that those “ah-ha safe-moments” keep coming. It means g onthat I have not gotten to that point where I believe I already have all of nd inthe answers. I don’t believe anyone g thisever really gets there, however I do sameknow many people who think that ear-they already know everything. Do you tisanknow anyone like that? If you do know anyone who fits into the know-it-all category, you can share with them one of my favorite quotes, one that I use to remind myself to constantly be learning and growing. Eric Hoffer says it this way, “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” We must always be willing to learn.
“Ah-ha moments” can come at any time. There have been nights where I have gone to sleep trying to remember an event, a name, or with a major project or opportunity spinning around in my head. I wake up in the middle of the night with the answer, or idea for a workable solution. I keep a notepad close by just in case these “ah-ha moments” happen in the middle of the night and I can capture my thoughts. My “ah-ha moments” have happened while driving, at church, eating a meal, or other random places. The point is that when they happen, we have to recognize them as an “ah-ha moment” and not write it off as just another miscellaneous or obscure thought. The other thing I have really come to appreciate is when I observe someone else enjoying their “ah-ha
moment.” When we see the light bulb go off for one of our children, a friend or a customer it is so rewarding. And instead of just watching them “get it,” the best thing we can do is talk them through it, ask questions, get them to expand upon it. Because it is in those moments of expanded thinking where the true learning takes place and they have a chance to internalize and own the idea for themselves. And we should be open to all “ahha moments” large and small and maybe even grandiose. Sometimes just that little spark of an idea can blossom into something much bigger that is in alignment with our personal and professional goals. And even our large or grandiose “ah-ha moments” can help us fulfill the biggest and wildest dreams of our hearts. I would love to hear all about your recent “ah-ha moments” at firstname.lastname@example.org and when the light bulb goes off this week for you, I am sure it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com
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We’re not in Kansas, school board members As a 27-year-plus resident of Douglas County, I can remember being excited and proud to be associated with the Douglas County School District and its board. My wife and I shepherded four children through Douglas County’s school system, and have an overwhelmingly positive story about the district’s school system. In 1995, I and a cadre of parents embarked on an immense challenge with DCSD — we initiated a charter school, one of the district’s first. As we built our needed partnering relationships with the district staff, the board, the League of Charter Schools and the state, we found more than a willing audience. We found that we were welcomed as a force for making a great education program even stronger. We were encouraged, supported, advised without hesitation, particularly by the district staff and board members. The model of education we were introducing to the District was Montessori — different from, but complementary to, “traditional” models of educating. We were not seen as a threat of any kind, but as a worthwhile expansion of educational choice. In fact, during our consultations with DCSD staff, we were enjoined to make sure we consulted the district teachers — they were a valuable constituency. We viewed this as a challenge, because we were to be hiring certified Montessori instruc-
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Colorado saw a spike in provisional ballots this last election, because people changed their minds and wanted to vote in person, rather than by mail. But now everyone will receive a mail ballot — even if they don’t want one because they fear intimidation. Even now, the Town of Center faces
tors who are not represented by any union, so we wondered how we would be received. We were relieved and delighted at the warm, supportive welcome, and got lasting counsel from them. After an eventful and sometimes grueling two-year “project,” we had an approved charter. We were supported and babied along the way by every department, and were welcomed with open arms by our school board. Today, 16 years later, DCS Montessori proudly stands beside our partner schools in the county, providing quality education for in-district children as well as open-enrolled students. Now the rub. What a sad difference to read about, and hear the stories of, a dramatic shift in that partnering spirit, especially shown by a majority of our present board members. The politicized character of the discussion about school choice that surrounds the debate about the proposed voucher program is disturbing, not
vote fraud charges because, as one witness said: “Once everyone gets a mail ballot in their mailbox, in some communities like mine, the bad guys will be there to intimidate them. They don’t get to say, `I don’t get a mail ballot. I go to the polls.’” We should take time to get it right, because we can fix many problems. But the Democratic majority refuses to compromise. We should take the time to get it right. Photo identification and proof of citizenship for late registrations
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because there’s anything wrong with the idea, but because of the polarized and polemic discourse. From here, this looks like a group of people who have an ideological agenda and are intent on hammering it into place with little or no regard for real listening and hearing of reasoned debate. The ads bashing the AFL-CIO, the ACLU, the teachers, and anyone else who happens to think that the free expression of religion is different from a subsidized expression of religion are repulsive tactics. To those who say, “well the other side is doing it too, and worse,” I say there doesn’t have to be sides — my experience is that reasoned people can find a solution for improving our school choices without taking sides — just engaging in discourse. And I use my chartering experience as proof of that premise. The present atmosphere in DCSD reminds me of the debates that are happening in school districts one state to our east — not a pretty sight. So, my message to the board members at issue here: “We’re not in Kansas, Toto.” Please reclaim and regenerate that quality of creativity, listening and partnering that has for so long characterized our district’s leadership of our district. Randy Nicholas is a resident of Highlands Ranch.
dramatically reduce the chances for fraud, but Democrats refuse to even consider that. And Colorado should allow people the option to refuse a mail ballot and vote in person. From the start, Democrats have frozen out anyone who might disagree with them, refusing commonsense compromises. Colorado voters deserve better. Scott Gessler, a Republican, was elected Colorado secretary of state in 2010.
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a strong believer that I need to be constantly educated and aware of trends to better help my clients achieve success with their real estate transactions.
What is the most challenging part of what you do? In Real Estate, there are no “business” hours and I need to be available 24-7 to best assist my clients. It never fails whenever we try to take a vacation, business calls and I end up working. The joke in my family is that when business slows down, just go on vacation!
How long have you lived in the area? I grew up in Colorado and made a brief hiatus to Washington State for 14 years. I moved back in 2004 and been here ever since. What do you like most about it? Colorado is home to me and most of my family lives in the area. I absolutely must be outdoors whenever possible and living here offers endless opportunities to do just that!
What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? When I am not working you will find me outside! I love to run, hike, fly-fish, camp and moun mountain bike. I also enjoy pho photography and capturing
What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Most sellers, but not all, tend to think that their house is worth more than what market data suggests. You cannot control what the market value of your house is at a particular time so embrace it and make your house the best one for the price and you will sell quickly!
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Keep your expectations realistic and options open. If you have an idea of the perfect house at a perfect price, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Sometimes your “wants and needs” will change as you go through the home searching process. My favorite example of this was a young couple I worked with a few years back. On our first meeting, they were adamant in saying, “Heather, do NOT show us anything in Highlands Ranch!” From everything they told me they wanted and were looking for in a house, I knew of just the perfect house and you guessed it – it was in Highlands Ranch! I asked them to be open-minded and begged them to view this house. They reluctantly agreed and don’t you know it, they fell head over heels and are now proud homeowners in the one place they insisted they did not want to live! What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? While previewing homes – alone, for a client that worked long hours, I headed down to the basement and opened the door to a storage closet. As I flung open the door, I found myself eye to eye with a life-sized statue of the Virgin Mary. My brain could not process fast enough that I was just looking at a harmless Christmas decoration! I turned and ran out of that house so fast I almost forgot to lock the door. Now when previewing alone, I tell clients, “I do not do basements!”
How long have you worked in Real Estate? I discovered my passion back in 2003 when I became a licensed agent in Washington State. Ten years later and I am still in awe of how much I love being a Realtor and wouldn’t know how to do anything but Real Estate! What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? Several years ago when the housing market turned, I was getting calls from past clients desperate for help and in the face of foreclosure. Recognizing the need and desire to assist, I became
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: My understanding is that rental vacancies are decreasing and rental rates are increasing. I also have heard that housing prices are increasing and that interest rates are still near 60 year lows. In this scenario is it better to rent or own. : You are correct that vacancies are very low and are continuing to impact rental rates. This trend is being driven by the number of people that have lost homes through short sales and foreclosures and the tighter lending environment of the last several years. You are also correct that housing prices in many areas in Colorado are showing month to month and year over year increases as inventory of homes available for sale have dropped
from about 25,000 to around 6,000. And interest rates, driven by Federal Reserve efforts, a sluggish job environment and economy, and a flight to safety caused by uncertainty in Europe, are near 60 year lows. As a result home affordability is at near record levels and about twice as high as 6 years ago. Given this environment the mathematics are definitely waited in favor of purchasing. From a mathematical standpoint if someone rented a home today at $1200 per month and if rent increases by 3% per year, over the next 30 years a person would have spent over $680,000 for housing and would own nothing. A person that purchases a home for $200,000 today with a 30 year fixed mortgage would have a payment of about $1200 per month, which may be tax deductible, and except for increases in taxes and insurance, would remain constant for 30 years. Thus payments over the 30 years would probably be less than $500,000, resulting in savings versus renting of over
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”Lenticular Mountain Milky Way” by Mike Berenson won Best of Show at the 2013 Lone Tree Photographic Show and Sale on April 20. Courtesy photo by Mike Berenson
Nighttime photographer enchants Littleton man’s work named Best of Show in Lone Tree By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com “We expected 370 or so and there were over 600,” juror Weldon Lee said of entries at the April 20 opening of the 2013 Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and Sale. “It was overwhelming — I went through them again and again. I needed to narrow to 90 … it hurt to take images out ....” In the end, he focused on images that told a story over those that were technically perfect. The 93 images are thoughtfully displayed in the lobby and on adjacent hallway walls at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Lee awarded the teal Best of Show ribbon to Littleton photographer Mike Berenson, who specializes in capturing the Rocky Mountains at night — a magical world. His “Lenticular Mountain Milky Way” was shot at 4 a.m. on a moonless night at a ridgeline en route to Grizzly Peak. Berenson said he got a special permit from the state transportation department to leave his car at a parking spot off Loveland Pass and hiked three hours, with a
if you go The 2013 Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and Sale runs through June 9 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and during performances. (When you visit, cast your vote for the People’s Choice award, to be given at the end of the show.) Information: LoneTreeArtsCenter, 720-509-1000. Admission is free. companion, to reach this particular spot, where he knew the sky and reflections on the snow would be just so. (“Lenticular” is defined as relating to a lens.) A visit to his website illustrates his fascination with the night, and his remarkable skill in capturing starry expanses. Lee, who also selected 12 images by Rock Canyon High School students for display, will offer a seminar for interested photographers from 3-6 p.m. May 18 at Lone Tree Arts Center. ($30) Register at the box office, 720-509-1000, or online at LoneTreeArtsCenter.org. He has traveled around the world photographing exotic wildlife, and has images in museums and private collections, in magazines and natural history books and on television. Lee’s other awards in the four categories
for 2013 offer a rewarding potpourri of creative vision: • Wild Animals — First Place, Karen Kirkpatrick for “Nourishing Flora,” a close-up of a bee in a white echinecea flower. (Kirpatrick also won 2012 Best of Show Black and White in the Littleton Eye of the Camera show and has a joint exhibit with Color winner Fee Chin at the Littleton Museum.). Second Place, “Three Eagles” by Brenda Hablutzel, a trio perched together against a blue sky. Third Place, “Sharks of Galapagos” by Leslie Superchi. Honorable Mentions, Brenda Hablutzel and Richard Goluch. • People, Travel and Places — First Place, Pat Tryon, “An Old Friend.” Second Place, Laura Bennett, “Face of Freedom.” Third Place, Robert Lace, “Ready to Go.” Honorable Mentions, Alice Wagoner and Beth McCarley. • Landscape and Nature — First Place, Doug Bennett, “Fall at Wilson Peak.” Second Place, Kristal Kraft, “Red House on Snowy Day.” Third Place, Ryan Wright, “Glacial Fire.” Honorable Mentions, Joseph Kovarik and Laura Bennett. • Digital Art — Shane Bechler, “Flaming Tiger.” Second Place, Panagiotis Chrysovergis, “Heterotopia 1.” Third Place, Andi Salen, “Into the Light.” Honorable Mention, Michael Guttman and Shane Bechler.
‘Collective Nest’ dedicated at Hudson Gardens Outdoor sculpture represents protective space for wildlife
if you go Hudson Gardens and Event Center is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except for early closing on concert days. Admission is free for garden visits, but there is a charge for concerts. Hudsongardens.org.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Sculptor Joshua Wiener recently explained his concept for “Collective Nest,” his new piece of public art installed at Hudson Gardens and Event Center. It uses contrasting curved and straight lines to form a giant nest that protects wildlife. The nest and supporting post are milled steel, which has already formed a coat of rust, which will protect it from further deterioration, he said. The fish and hawk in the nest are made of stainless steel and will not oxidize, providing contrast. Members of South Suburban Parks and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee hosted a dedication of the 22-foot-tall sculpture on April 21 for friends, family, the public and SSPR representatives. It is placed west of the amphitheater, where it will be enjoyed by concert audiences and is high enough to be visible from
“Creative Nest” by Joshua Wiener was dedicated on April 21 at Hudson Gardens. The sculptor’s parents, wife and children helped celebrate. Photo by Ian Ross the Mary Carter Greenway as well. Close beyond it is the new Songbird Garden, which last fall had feeders, trees and
shrubs installed that will attract birds. Soon, a group of perennials will go in, which also will provide food and nectar for birds. Said feathered friends will probably be seen perching on the giant nest. The garden area around the sculpture had been recently cleared with a prescribed burn and looked a bit bleak, but it should soon be filled again with blossoms and greenery next to the water garden. Visitors may enjoy watching it redevelop. Wiener, a Boulder resident, is the son of sculptor Madeline Wiener, who has a work in front of the Goodson Recreation Center. He teaches at Denver Art Students League and has works created in various materials across Colorado, including a cycling team in Durango and gates to the Carson Nature Center in Littleton.
Inside scoop: Oprah Winfrey, yes, that Oprah, will make a special appearance at Douglas County-based satellite company Dish Network’s annual retailer convention in San Antonio in mid-May. She’s supposed to be taping a 30-minute show during the event. Also entertaining during that event is comedian Bill Engvall of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, and the band Train. Team Summit — the name of the conference — will be held May 14-16. Oprah will make her appearance on May 14. Jill Arrington from Fox Sports will be cohosting the entire week with Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of indirect sales for Dish. Don’t have details, but I’m told by a super-secret double-probation source that Oprah’s rider (meaning what she needs before and after her appearance) is crazy! Tons of diva-like demands. If I hear more, I will “dish” the deets.
Bonanno adds new pizzeria
Chef and restaurateur Frank Bonanno was set to open his latest joint, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, on April 27 at The Vistas at Park Meadows. It’s his first venture outside of Denver, and the 10th addition to his rapidly growing empire, which includes Mizuna, Luca d’Italia, Bones, Osteria Marco, Green Russell, Lou’s Food Bar, Russell’s Smokehouse and Vesper Lounge. Say what you want about Bonanno, but his record with successful eateries speaks for itself. Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will feature an open kitchen with an Italian wood-fire oven that will showcase pizza makers, cheese mongers and charcutiers. “The menu at Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria started as something simple — unifying standout items from Osteria Marco with some of our cherished appetizers from Luca d’Italia,” Bonanno said. “The entire menu represents the food I always look forward to sharing with my family.” Hours are 11 a.m. to close on Monday through Sunday with happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to www.bonannobrotherspizzeria.com.
First Avenue Hotel and El Diablo and Sketch restaurant owner Jesse Morreale has far from come to terms with the city of Denver over alleged “safety violations” regarding his places of business. On April 25, Morreale lost yet another legal battle that said, barring improvements to the property, the city will have him shut down at First and Broadway on May 3. His attorney, David Foster, however, is fighting the order. For my part, I just hope that El Diablo stays open, because I think that space has been a real plus to that part of town. And executive chef Sean Yontz is the bomb (however you say that in Spanish) to that establishment. Stay tuned to this unfolding drama.
Beer fest coming to Jeffco
Beer lovers in Denver’s southern suburbs will love South Denver Beer Fest, an outdoor beer festival featuring more than 60 brewers from all over the nation. The festival will be May 4-5 at Clement Park in Jefferson County. Tickets — $40 advance general admission ($50 at the door) and $85 VIP ($90 at the door) — can be purchased at www. Parker continues on Page 18
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Jennifer Riefenberg’s exhibit, “The High Line Canal: a 66 mile Journey of Plein Air Paintings” will be at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, through May 31. Open during library hours.
“From its humble beginnings, through the rocky crags of Waterton Canyon to its desolate and dry end just west of Denver International Airport, the High Line Canal is a treasure passing through the Front Range of Colorado,” artist Jennifer Riefenberg writes. Riefenberg, a longtime member of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Center, has lived near the High Line Canal for the past 20 years, enjoying a strong connection to its beauty. She has been a member of the High Line Canal Preservation Association and at the same time, she has been doing a lot of plein air painting (painting outdoors). She conceived the idea of walking the length of the canal and recording its spaces and seasons in a series of small oil paintings. “I just decided to start and I never got sick of painting. I could probably do 1,000 and never get tired of the beauty” Riefenberg said. She expressed concern to her husband
that she might end up with a great many paintings that looked alike, but each day was different. Oil paint was the medium of choice because it withstands summer’s dry heat and winter’s cold better than other mediums. Riefenberg’s paintings will be displayed at Koelbel Library in Centennial through May, with a public reception from 2-4 p.m. May 4. She has a total of about 60 paintings, but is not certain they will all fit. The show is called “The High Line Canal: a 66 mile Journey of Plein Air Painting.” She tried to paint one day in every week at some point along the canal. “I jumped around and used the small wire-bound `Guide to the High Line Canal Trail,’ published by Denver Water as a guide,” Riefenberg said. She spent one and a half years and walked almost every mile. On each day, she wasn’t sure what she’d paint until she got there. One rule of thumb was that
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“Mile 59” in Jennifer Riefenberg’s series of paintings of the High Line Canal is exhibited at Koelbel Library. Courtesy image
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the canal or trail must appear in every painting. Sometimes, the view to the west was so striking that it tempted her eyes away. Zero mile in Waterton Canyon brings the water tumbling through a tunnel from the South Platte River. She slogged around in winter mud near 64th Avenue since there is no trail access to the dried out end of the canal. The trail guide helped her with places to park along the way and other useful information. It is available at bookstores. The south part — Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills — is the most difficult for parking spots and involved some long hikes. People she met along the way, especially in Denver and Aurora, were “a pleasurable experience — the kids were a blast.” Some skateboarders on paved sections in Aurora thought her project was “so cool.” Riefenberg has self-published a book about the project, with her commentary along the way. It will be available to order for anyone interested and contains reproductions of the paintings plus her running text. “It’s such a treasure to so many people,” she says of the canal she now knows so well.
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Eco Devo Corp. rakes in award
The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. was recently recognized for achievement in business retention as part of Business Facilities magazine’s 2013 Economic Development Awards Competition. Each year, Business Facilities selects the organizations that have established and consistently executed the best practices in the economic development industry, bringing measurable success in targeted economic development to locations they represent. The Achievement Awards put the spotlight on agencies and organizations that have established the best practices in their specified categories. For a complete list of winners, go to www.businessfacilities.com.
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Theater version of movie musical runs through May 4 By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” has become part of our national heritage, with its heroine, Dorothy, her trusty little dog Toto and her special friends Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion. ThunderRidge High School’s theater department will present a version of the musical by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, which was adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company by John Kane, May 2-4. Kylene Hurley is director. Based on the classic motion picture, it will of course remind us that what we most desire is found in our hearts and in our homes. ThunderRidge Thespians are honored to have their January production, “Lend Me a Tenor,” adjudicated one of 14 invited to the Educational Theater Association’s International Thespian Convention at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Campus June 24-29.
IF YOU GO Performances of “The Wizard of Oz” will be at 7 p.m. May 2-4. Reserved seating tickets cost $12, adults/$10, children, students, seniors: available at www.seatyourself.biz.trhs or at the door.
ThunderRidge High School “Wizard of Oz” cast members dance. Front: Austin Wood (Scarecrow), Katie Rudolph (Dorothy), Alex Oliver (Guard); back: Chaz Duke (Ozian chorus), Tyler Key (Ozian chorus), Caleb Holden (Tin Man), Ryan Fenske (Ozian Chorus), Darryl Shaver (Lion). Photo by Matthew McCoy There will be a performance at the school on June 22. Dorothy leaves her Kansas home in a cyclone, travels over the rainbow and into the magical land of Oz. Here, she makes new friends and some pretty scary enemies such as the Wicked Witch of the West. With help from Glinda the Good Witch — and those red slippers — she and Toto find the way home. Dorothy is played by Katie Rudolph, with Austin Woods as her Scarecrow buddy, Caleb Holden as Tin
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Ballet goes from swing to rock “The Birth of Rock and Roll” is a new ballet about the evolution of music and culture from the 1930s to 1950s, told through the eyes of a traveling musician, as danced by Peter Strand. Ballet Ariel presents the new work by director Ilena Norton. The ballet will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in downtown Parker. The work will run later in the summer at the Arvada Center. The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Handler, will provide the music. Tickets start at $11, 303-805-6800, PACEcenteronline.
`Broadway!’ offers show tunes
The Castle Rock Orchestra presents its Spring Concert, “Broadway!” at 3 p.m. May 5 at First United Methodist Church, 1200 South St., Castle Rock. Show tunes from “Sound of Music,” “Oklahoma,” “West Side Story” and more are suitable for all ages. Admission: $5.
Patricia Richard, Civil War scholar and professor, will share a lighter side of the Civil War at 7 p.m. May 7 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. She will tell stories about advertisements placed by soldiers in many newspapers requesting correspondence with young women. As with Internet dating today, the correspondence sought fun, love or matrimony. Free. 303-795-3961.
Rec-center art exhibits
South Suburban’s recreation centers feature temporary exhibitions by area artists during May. • Cathy Lester’s drawings of animals are at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. • Donna Lefferdo presents acrylics, watercolors and mixed media at Lone Tree Art Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. • Sally Van der Kamp’s exhibit is called “Touch of Glass,” at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.
Colorado Choir concert
Kelly Parmenter, choral and orchestral conductor at Arapahoe High School, will conduct the Colorado Choir’s Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. The a capella choir will perform J. S. Bach’s “Jesu, Priceless Treasure” and works by Britten, Christiansen and Franck. Tickets: $20/$15/$8: 303-388-4962, augustanaarts.org.
Writing group to meet
The Parker Writers Group meets with author Janet Wise presenting “Writing With Your Unique Voice” at 2-4 p.m. May 12 at Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, Parker. She started writing fiction while working in international development, living and working in six countries and traveling in over 30. Everyone is welcome — no registration is needed.
ACC hosts free concerts
Arapahoe Community College Music Department hosts three free concerts in May in the Houstoun Waring Theater, M 2900. • ACC String Orchestra and ACC Chorus at 7 p.m. May 6. • ACC Jazz Ensemble directed by Cecil Lewis and the Affinity Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. May 10. • The ACC Spring Chorus Concert will be at 7 p.m. May 13. For information, contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita, 303-797-5867, email@example.com.
Pan Nation slated
Cherokee Ranch and Castle offers Pan Nation, musical Jambalaya of World Music from the Pan Steel Drum Ensemble with Tom Miller. Reservations ($60) include castle tour, buffet dinner, concert and coffee and des-
The B.I.G. Day – Community Tradition Continues It was a day of giving and gratitude, sweat equity and camaraderie, dirty hands and warm smiles as the third 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. Although the turnout was smaller than last year’s recordbreaking event, the almost 337 volunteers were very motivated with some nonprofits having to create additional projects as the planned ones were accomplished in record time. Activities ran the gamut from planting vegetables at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, to building storage racks and organizing 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. Thomas Messina of Mountaintop Acupuncture enjoyed getting dirty at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield: “It was great getting into the dirt to plant onions, I would work in the garden on a regular basis. It’s good to help the community. I want to thank the Chamber and everyone involved in making this happen. The Audubon Society of Greater Denver got trails cleaned up and readied for the summer months, and volunteers accomplished spring cleaning at Boys Hope Girls Hope. Alternatives Pregnancy
Center got their offices ship-shape in record time, and TLC Meals on Wheels of Littleton got must needed help with the preparation and delivery of meals to their elderly clients. South Suburban Parks got a sprucing up through the South Suburban Parks & Recreation Foundation volunteers while “spa boxes” were assembled for cancer patients at Spa 4 the Pink. “I’m a firm believer in giving to the community and whatever we give always seems to come back ten-fold. It also just plain feels good! Wonderful program! Great people! Thanks for facilitating and coordinating such an incredible event! Kudos to Lauren, the committee and all the sponsors,” stated Heidi Winter of European Wax Center who helped out at SheShe’s Corner. Many businesses and organizations came together and organized teams and groups of volunteers for the B.I.G. Day activities. CliftonLarsonAllen, InfoCubic, Webolutions, Silpada Designs, Leadapalooza Leads Group, The Leading Edge, Rotary Club of Littleton Sunrise, Catch Fire Marketing, Dream Catcher Affinity Group, American Heritage Girls, Sierra Ridge Networks, and NAMI Arapahoe/ Douglas County all came out in force to make the day a success. 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.” 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. With a delicious lunch buffet served by event sponsor McCormick & Schmick’s, 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 Investor LokalMotion was also a sponsor of the event making it the best post-B.I.G. Day celebration yet. 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 Sandy Coen of SheShe’s Corner 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 9,000-10,000 volunteer hours have been 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!”
Dancer Peter Strand performs in Ballet Ariel’s “The Birth of Rock and Roll,” coming May 4 to the PACE Center in Parker. Courtesy photo sert with the band. 303-688-4600. Check the website for other programs, including bird hikes, at cherokeeranch.org.
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 2nd FastTracks New Investor Orientation The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Friday, May 3rd Denver South Economic Development Partnership Luncheon Hyatt Regency DTC, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver 5280 Drug Testing Ribbon Cutting & Birthday Bash 4600 S. Syracuse St., Denver Sunday, May 5th 2013 Spring Fundraiser for Spa4ThePink’s “Mind Your Game” PGA Tour Superstore, 9451 East Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village Monday, May 6th State of Our Workforce with Arapahoe/Douglas Works! and Jeffco Workforce The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Tuesday, May 7th Business Bible Study The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Wednesday, May 8th Centennial Business Coalition Leadership Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial
The Jeffco Action Center got a boost with B.I.G. Day volunteers sorting and packing food boxes for their food bank.
Ryan Bok, Penny Lentz of the Chamber, Lou Arellano of L. James & Associates, and Chamber CEO John Brackney organize the store room at SheShe’s Corner.
Thursday, May 9th Women in Leadership: 1st Annual Tea Party at Cherokee Ranch & Castle 6113 Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
The B.I.G. Day crew at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield gathers for a photo prior to getting their hands dirty planting vegetables.
After their morning efforts, B.I.G. Day volunteers gathered at the Chamber to celebrate their accomplishments and volunteerism.
B.I.G. Day volunteers wrestle with getting a tree in place at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street community garden.
Friday, May 10th Economic Development Group Investor Breakfast The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Washington update from Senator Mark Udall The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Greater Littleton Youth Initiative The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial
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Midfielder helps turn game around Chaparral lacrosse team notches win over Highlands Ranch By Jim Benton
firstname.lastname@example.org Keenan Foshe felt like he was carrying the world on his shoulders. However, it took only 16 seconds for that self-imposed weight to ease as the junior midfielder led Chaparral to a key 1714 Douglas County League lacrosse victory over visiting Highlands Ranch on April 24. Foshe broke a 13-13 tie by winning two faceoffs, racing down field and scoring the first two of four Chaparral goals in the final 4:20 of the game. “I just put the world on my shoulders for some reason,” Foshe said. “I’m the first guy to touch the ball so I have the best chance if I can win the faceoff and put it in the back of the net. That’s what I was thinking. All I want to do is win.” Foshe had five goals and four assists and won 11 of 19 faceoffs in the game that saw Highlands Ranch rally from a 7-3 halftime deficit to tie the game at 13-all with 4:27 remaining in regulation time. “He was tremendous on faceoffs and really just willed the ball into the back of the net,” Chaparral coach Mike Magrin said of Foshe. “He dug deep and basically broke it open for us. “Highlands Ranch did a tremendous job of coming back and tying it up. But Keenan put the whole thing on his shoulders and brought it to the house for us. He by far was the player of the game.” After the pair of goals by Foshe pushed the Wolverines ahead 15-13, Chaparral added two more goals to complete a four-goal outburst in 2:24 to seal the victory.
Highlands Ranch’s Joe Quatrochi (left) competes against Chaparral’s Keenan Foshe on a faceoff during an April 24 game. Foshe scored five goals and won 11 of 19 faceoffs in the Wolverines’ 17-14 victory over the Falcons. Photo by Jim Benton “That third quarter was a big momentum shift when they tied it,” Magrin said. “We were able to kind of regain that momentum. We dug deep and played with good composure. “Our defense played pretty well. We put Gage Kuntz on their best player (Evan Wong) and he pretty much locked him off.” Wong had two assists in the game. Mitch Frydenlund and Jacob Pauley each had four goals to lead the Falcons. “We just didn’t play with any edge in the first half,” Highlands Ranch coach Matt Bocklet said. “We didn’t shoot well, we didn’t talk on defense and there was zero energy. I just
told them you have to be a little more excited. We did a good job on offense coming back and then gave up transition goals.” Highlands Ranch outscored Chaparral 6-3 in the third quarter and actually went ahead 9-8 on a goal by Max Abbott, but a goal by Foshe tied the game and a tally by Mitch Ross pushed the Wolverines in front heading into the fourth quarter. The win was a key for Chaparral’s bid to get the automatic playoff seed as the champion of the Douglas County League. The league winner will definitely be in the 16team state playoff field with either 11 or 12 wild-card bids up for grabs. Chaparral was tied for first with Rock
Canyon heading into the final week of the regular season. Both teams have 9-1-0 league records, but the Wolverines beat the Jaguars 14-5 on March 19. “This was a huge game for us to retain league championship abilities,” Magrin said. “Dropping a game from here on out would drop us out of the picture.” Chaparral beat Legend 10-5 on April 25 as Foshe, Wyatt Jones and Alex Spinder each scored two goals. Highlands Ranch was 5-2 in league play (8-5 overall) and fourth in the league standings.
Jaguars edge Falcons in league soccer play Rock Canyon girls squad takes 1-0 victory over Highlands Ranch By Jim Benton
Rock Canyon’s Rebecca Pousma (15) battles Jenny Plummer of Highlands Ranch for a 50-50 ball during an April 25 game at Shea Stadium. Photo by Jim Benton
Dakota Wendell was confident that Rock Canyon would secure a Continental League girls soccer victory after her first-half goal. Wendell, a freshman forward, scored in the 24th minute, and it was the only goal of the April 25 match as Rock Canyon downed Highlands Ranch 1-0 at Shea Stadium. “Kaycie (Young) fed me the ball,” Wendell said. “I could see the defender out of the corner of my eye. I was deciding to pull it back and shoot it with my right foot because I’m right-footed. So I shot it with my left. It felt good to score.’ “I was confident that one goal would put us
with the win. I’m really confident with our back line.” Rock Canyon coach Mat Henbest wasn’t as certain. “We played pretty good soccer,” Henbest said. “We were getting in on them. We weren’t finishing the opportunities. The most dangerous they ever got was a couple free kicks, and with a 1-0 lead that’s not very safe. “It (lead) really didn’t feel comfortable. You’re one free kick away. They could really strike the ball well. Anything within 30 or 40 yards is going to be difficult for any team.” Highlands Ranch had one of its best chances with 11:40 left in the game, when Jenny Plummer’s free kick wasn’t controlled by Jaguars goalkeeper Lauren Mooney, but she quickly regained possession. Rock Canyon took only one corner kick in the game, but Henbest still felt his team should have been up by more than just one goal.
“I really think the game could have been four or five (to nothing),” Henbest said. “We hit the post in the first half.” Rock Canyon, the state’s No. 3 ranked Class 5A team, was missing four starters and Highlands Ranch had seven players out with injuries. “We knew we would have trouble with any sustained attack with seven girls injured right now,” Highlands Ranch coach Randy Hodous said. “We were looking for a corner kick or finishing a free kick. We thought that would be our in.” Plummer, the Falcons’ top scorer who was averaging 1.33 goals and 3 points per game, played on the back line until late in the game “We stacked the back because we knew they were fast and we had to put some of our faster players back there,” Hodous said. The victory pushed Rock Canyon’s Continental League record to 9-1-0. The Jaguars (11-1-1 over-
all) are in second behind place behind top-ranked Mountain Vista. Rock Canyon ended the regular season April 30 with a game against Regis Jesuit. The top four teams in the league automatically qualify for the state playoffs, while several other Continental teams hope to gain wild-card playoff berths. “This was a good win for us getting a good seed,” Henbest said. “Now we are 10-1-1 and that’s about the second best in the state. We’re in a good position. Now it’s just about seeding.” Rock Canyon notched another 1-0 victory, a nonleague triumph over Dakota Ridge April 27, as Young scored the lone Jaguar goal. Highlands Ranch is 3-41 in the league and 4-7-1 overall and entered the final week of the season in seventh place. “If we can get in that top six, we have a chance to make the playoffs,” Hodous said. “We’ve got our work cut out.”
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Injury leads to change of plans Gymnast-turned-golfer gets CU scholarship By Jim Benton
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Tori Glenn’s dreams of being a gymnast at the University of Denver changed two years ago. Now, she will be going to the University of Colorado to play golf. Glenn, a Valor Christian senior, was a competitive gymnast but a broken leg forced her to try something else. “I started playing golf two years ago,” Glenn explained. “I was a competitive Dennis Murray, coach gymnast and then I broke my leg in three places. So I had to quit. It just wasn’t in the cards to ting golf balls with a cast on her leg. do college gymnastics. “The cast was on my right leg and I al“Golf was the only thing ways kind of had to lean on the left leg and I could do with a cast on my it was hard to learn how to transfer my leg. Two years later I’m getweight,” Glenn said. “When I got it off, I’ve ting a scholarship to CU. I been struggling with that ever since bewanted to get a gymnastics cause when you pick up a bad habit from scholarship to DU.” the get-go, it’s hard to drop. Glenn has become an Glenn “Gymnastics gave me a lot of muscular excellent golfer loaded with and flexibility advantages and I’ve got good potential in just 24 months. She has averaged 75 in six tournaments eye-hand coordination and also I’ve got a this spring for Valor and captured medalist good coach, Dennis Murray. He works at honors at the Heather Cho Memorial tour- The Ridge at Castle Pines North. I’ve had f the nament April 25 with a one-under-par 71 at a lot of lessons with him and I’m just dedicated to getting my game better.” Highlands Ranch Golf Club. ords, Michelle Romano of Rock Canyon was Murray has worked with many talented -5 on second with a 75 and Highlands Ranch’s individuals and Glenn is among his best Samantha Barker finished third with a 76 in pupils. etain the one-day tourney that saw coach Scotty “Tori Glenn has accomplished the most agrin Hofer’s Valor team take first place honors. in the shortest period of time,” Murray said. “I started off pretty bad, bogey, bogey,” “She’s not even close to being as good as she out Glenn said. “I went into a hazard on the is going to be. We started working together second hole. Then I had a birdie and before when she was a rank beginner. Her parents, ril 25 I knew it I was birding lots of holes. I had Geoff and Rolinda Glenn, provided their each five birdies. It was just a solid round. I didn’t full support and allowed me to develop and manage a game plan for her success, make that many mistakes. play “I just came out with no expectations. It regarding equipment, instruction, practice and- worked out great. This is my second round routines, tournament play and the develto be under par this season. So far it’s been opment of her physical, mental and emoa good season and I’m really excited for the tional skills as a competitive golfer.” Murray claims “the sky is the limit” for state tournament.” Glenn finished tied for ninth in last Glenn’s potential as a competitive golfer. “As a state champion gymnast, Tori deyear’s Class 4A state tournament, with a two-round total of 10-over-par 156 at Boo- veloped the body control, explosiveness, hind merang Golf Links in Greeley. core strength and most of all the strength nked “I was two over the first day and then I in her fingers, hands, wrists and arms that Can- kind of lost it,” Glenn confessed. “I was two are advantageous in golf,” Murray said. “But sea- or three over after 27 holes and six over my what is extraordinary, in addition to the bagame last nine holes.” sic attributes she possesses from gymnasShe hopes to be doing championship tics, is the fact she also has exceptional eyen the flips at next week’s regional tournament at hand coordination. Her competitive spirit, uali- Fox Hollow and the May 20-21 state tourna- determination and work ethic provides a yoffs, ment at Broken Tee in Englewood. skill set package every coach dreams of. onti- Glenn admits she is still trying to over- Tori’s dream is to be the best golfer she can gain come a bad habit she picked up when hit- possibly be.” s. win eed,” e are t the HAVE A STORY IDEA? state. Email your ideas to Lone Tree Community Editor Jane Reuter at jreuter@ourcoloradonetion. ing.” ws.com or call her at 303-566-4106. ched nonakota oung goal. 3-44-7-1 final sev-
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email@example.com It will be “Duck Dynasty” central at the Douglas County Event Center when the Robertsons come to town. Phil and Willie Robertson, self-proclaimed “rednecks” and stars of the popular A&E television show “Duck Dynasty,” will be in Castle Rock May 19 as guests of The Rock Christian Academy. The Robertsons will share their stories of faith, family and work ethic during the event to raise money for the private school. The Robertsons receive hundreds of speaking invitations each year and are selective about the invitations they accept, said Michael Brumbaugh, assistant director of parent-teacher fellowship for The Rock Christian Academy. Brumbaugh got the “Duck Dynasty” education during weeks of lobbying for their visit to Castle Rock. Brumbaugh was introduced to the Robertsons during a family visit. “When my father-in-law was here visiting for Christmas, he introduced me to the show,” Brumbaugh said. “I watched it that night and I was just rolling. I thought it was great.” The “Duck Dynasty” family made its fortune with a patented duck call, and their reality show follows their lives in the Louisiana bayou as they run their family business and their backwoods homes. Brumbaugh does not know what pushed The Rock Christian Academy to the top of the list for the “Duck Dynasty” group, but plans to use proceeds from the event to help fund a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the existing building, revitalize the school’s playground and provide financial aid and scholarships to families who can’t afford the tuition. When the Douglas County School District voucher program became stalled in a legal battle, the school
Sarah Bernacki’s first- and second-grade students at The Rock Christian Academy pose with depictions of their favorite “Duck Dynasty” characters. The school is hosting a visit from Phil and Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” on May 19 in Castle Rock. Photo by Rhonda Moore. DUCKY-ISMS FROM WILLIE ROBERTSON Pros: • I know their habits, which makes it easier to motivate them. • When they’re not at work, I know exactly where they are: hunting. • If they mess up at work, I know where they live. • The money always stays in the family. Cons: • You can’t fire your family when they screw up. • If there’s ever an issue at work, you can’t leave it at the office because you see them at dinner every night. • The term “show up to work on time” doesn’t apply to family. • Nap time at work is more frequent with family. Source: www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty wanted to find a way to help families afford to send their kids to the private Christian academy, he said. “When your heart believes in something as strongly as I believe in the school and you can see what it’s doing for kids and God’s presence, I said I’m going to keep calling until I get a yes,” Brumbaugh said. “The administration staff at the school couldn’t believe it.”
First- and second-grade teacher Sarah Bernacki was among those who suspended disbelief to daydream about the visit from some of her favorite television stars. Bernacki’s students assembled “Duck Dynasty” masks and are among those who each day greet a life-size poster of Willie Robertson, stationed in the school hallway. Among Bernacki’s favorite Robertson customs is an uncle’s solution for the beaver dams that plague his creeks. Instead of trapping beavers, he blows up the dams. Because it’s so much more fun. “I know way too much about them,” Bernacki said. “I just can’t wait.” “Duck Dynasty” stars Phil and Willie Robertson will appear at 7 p.m., May 19, at the Douglas County Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. Line up for entry begins at 3 p.m., the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $60. For more information, call 303-688-0777. To purchase tickets visit www.therock.org and follow the Duck Dynasty link on the scrolling vertical banner.
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COMIC BOOK day. Visit any Douglas County Libraries location on May 4, vote for your favorite comic book hero, and pick up a free comic book. No registration required. MAY 6-20 ONE BOOK 4 Colorado. Visit any Douglas County Libraries location from May 6-20 and pick up a free book for your 4-year-old. One Book 4 Colorado
is part of the Early Literacy Initiative of Colorado. No registration required.
MAY 7 INSTRUMENT ZOO. A quartet from the Colorado Chamber Players of flute, violin, viola and double bass will perform delightful short pieces for young children, and then provide an instrumental petting zoo so that kids can try out wind and string instruments for themselves. The zoo is at 11 a.m. May 7 at 10075 Commons St. Tickets are $3.
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Its December report envisioned a promenade-style walkway with fountains, play areas and greenery. 505 Design’s managing principal John Ward isn’t yet ready to paint such a detailed picture. That, he said, will be revealed by stakeholders who include not only business owners, managers and people who live in the area, but moviegoers, diners and other customers. “We will start with smaller, individual groups,” Ward said. “You find common ground, things that all of a sudden build upon your story. We’re
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awareness and research dollars for pancreatic cancer,” Maureen Schul told the crowd of more than 300. “My family was stunned as to how little
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INSTRUMENT PETTING zoo. A quartet from the Colorado Chamber Players of flute, violin, viola and double bass will perform short pieces for young children, and then provide an instrumental petting zoo so that kids can try out wind and string instruments for themselves. The program is at 11 a.m. May 7 at the Event Hall at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Visit www.lonetreeartscenter.org.
FAMILY CAREGIVER workshops. Are you caring for an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease. Find out about what causes dementia and the signs to watch for a free Alzheimer’s family caregiver workshops from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May at Home Instead Senior Care, 2095 S. Pontiac Way, Denver. Call 303-389-5700; RSVP by the Friday before the workshop you want to attend.
trying to figure out what the narrative idea is for the area, and how it relates to the other pieces of Lone Tree. “I definitely think it’s an opportunity to really create a neighborhood. To me, it’s sort of a no-man’s-land now.” 505 Design will work with the city to identify focus groups, set and facilitate meetings, and develop a design strategy document, financing and implementation plan, among other steps. The city hopes the first part of the two-phase project will be done by fall, so it can plan its 2014 budget with Phase II in mind. A public open house and council presentation of the plan tentatively is set for August. The Entertainment District offers an array of activities, including a
movie theater, indoor skydiving, bowling, laser tag, several restaurants and a cigar lounge. But critics say it’s tough to find, hard to access and tricky to navigate. Its design discourages walking, and the businesses are arranged so that some are difficult for passersby to see. Retailers in the area generally agree changes are in order. “But individuals thinking about those things is not going to get us where we want to go,” Hebert said. “In order for it to be the most successful, we need as many property owners and business owners to agree upon: one, identification of the problem, and two, identification of the solution. We need to bring people together to have that conversation.”
there was in the way of early diagnostic testing for pancreatic cancer. Just as shocking, the five-year survival rate has remained at just 6 percent for the last 40 years.” Wings of Hope has partnered with Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, to develop a national leading
academic pancreatic cancer research program. Located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the goal is to become the regional hub and national destination for pancreatic cancer research. One hundred percent of donations go directly to fund research, Maureen Schul said.
May 2, 2013
Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR MOUNTAIN CREST MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/1/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 12/5/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005116907 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $1,000,000.00 Outstanding Principalto Amount as of the According a Mellow date hereof: $1,000,000.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. press §38-38-101release, (4) (i), you Mushrom are hereby notified that the covenants of only one photo win the the deed of trust have will been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and inUltimate Mellow Mexican terest when due together with all other payments provided for inother the Evidence of Vacation, while phoDebt secured by the Deed of Trust and tos are rewarded along the other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE way, A FIRSTwith LIEN. additional prizes The property describedmerchandise herein is all of the that include property encumbered by the lien of the deed trust. and ofgift cards. Legal Description of Real Property: grand HILLS prize winner LOT The 36, HERITAGE FILING NO. 1E, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED will select from a choice of PLAT THEREOF AND THE AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION RECORDED AUMexico destinations: CanGUST 19, 1998 IN BOOK 1588 AT PAGE cun, Rivera Maya, Playa del 743, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Carmen, Mujeres orStar a Which has the Isla address of: 9141 East Hill Point , Lone Tree, CO 80124 Mexican cruise. The Deed of Trust was modified by a docThe idea inisDouglas to beCounty “interument recorded on 8/19/1998, Reception number 9865238. esting,” said Reason modified and Dave any otherHayes, modifications: Legal Description. general manager of the NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence Debt Mellow Mushroom at ofThe secured by the Deed of Trust described Streets SouthGlenn. herein, hasat filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in “Essentially, all you have said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/18/2013 Last Publication: 5/16/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/20/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H. TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1068.05933 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
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dgrigsby@ourcolorado news.com They don’t always have a photo contest, but when they do, it’s interesting. Mellow Mushroom, the funky Atlanta-based pizza chain, has partnered with Mexican beer-maker Dos Equis to create “the most interesting photo” contest, sporting a chance to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico.
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To Whom It May Concern: On 2/20/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relat. ing to the Deed of Trust described below em,”to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DAVID M TREADWELL AND LISA V TREADWELL Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECWil-Original TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, p.m.,INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE MOUNTAIN CREST MORTGAGE, EventFOR INC. Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPCas-Current MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASs at 3SOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/1/2005 p.m.Recording Date of DOT: 12/5/2005 No. of DOT: 2005116907 rma-Reception DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of hase Debt: $1,000,000.00 andOutstanding Principal Amount as of the hereof: $1,000,000.00 n thedate Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 36, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1E, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF AND THE AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 19, 1998 IN BOOK 1588 AT PAGE 743, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9141 East Star Hill Point , Lone Tree, CO 80124 The Deed of Trust was modified by a document recorded in Douglas County on 8/19/1998, Reception number 9865238. Reason modified and any other modifications: Legal Description. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/18/2013 Last Publication: 5/16/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/20/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H. TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1068.05933 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Public Notice Legal Notice No.: 2013-0122 First Publication: 4/18/2013 District Court, Douglas Last Publication: 5/16/2013 County, Colorado Publisher: Douglas Court Address: 4000County JusticeNews Way Press Castle Rock, CO 80109
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: BRANDON TAMURA, D.O.B. 07/26/1994, Child And concerning: ERIN GRABOWSKI, Mother RODNEY TAMURA, Father JERRY GRABOWSKI, Maternal Grandfather ANDREA GRABOWSKI,
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0122 First Publication: 4/18/2013 Last Publication: 5/16/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Misc. Private Legals Public Notice District Court, Douglas County, Colorado Court Address: 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO 80109 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the interest of: Briana Fittje, D.O.B. 07/01/2001 and Brooklyn Fittje, D.O.B. 06/03/2006 and Concerning Jennifer Nicole Fittje, Mother, Jason Michael Bernstein, Father of Briana, and Jeffrey Matthew Rayfield, Father of Brooklyn, Respondents, Counsel for Douglas County Department of Human Services John Thirkell 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-663-7726 303-688-5894 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org Case Number: 12JV158 * Division 2 DEPENDENCY SUMMONS This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Section 193-503, C.R.S. 2011. TO THE RESPONDENTS NAMED ABOVE: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named children are dependent or neglected as per the facts set forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which may be obtained at the office of John Thirkell, at the above address. A hearing has been set for May 13, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in Division 2, Douglas County District Court, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80109. Your presence before this court is required to defend against the claims in this petition. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILDREN AS DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILDREN. You have the right to request a trial by jury at the adjudicatory stage of this petition. You also have the right to legal representation at every stage of the proceedings by counsel of your own choosing, or if you are without sufficient financial means, appointment of counsel by the Court. Termination of your parent-child legal relationship to free your children for adoption is a possible remedy in this proceeding. If that remedy is pursued, you are entitled to a hearing before a Judge. You also have the right, if you are indigent, to have the Court appoint, at no expense to you, one expert witness of your own choosing at any hearing on the termination of your Maternal Steprelationship. GrandmotherIf you are a parent-child minor, you have the right to the appointRespondents, ment of a Guardian ad litem to represent Counsel Douglas County Department your bestforinterests. of Human Services John Thirkell You have the right to have this matter 4400 Ct. court judge rather than heardCastleton by a district Castle CO 80109 by the Rock, magistrate. You may waive that right, and in doing so, you will be bound 303-663-7726 by the findings(fax) and recommendations of 303-688-5894 the magistrate, subject to review as email@example.com provided by sec. 19-1-108(5), C.R.S. 2009, and subsequently, the right of Case Number: 10JV123 to * Division 2 appeal as provided by Colorado Appellate Rule 3.4. DEPENDENCY SUMMONS
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This Summons summonsisisinitiated being initiated This pursuant by to the Douglas County Department of Juvenile Human Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Services itsthe counsel. Procedure,through Rule 4 of Colorado Rules Dated: April 23, 2013 John Thirkell, #13865 Assistant Douglas County Attorney Legal Notice No.: 921507
to do is come in and take a photograph of yourself with the Dos Equis man,” he said. The social-media-driven contest ask customers to pose with a cardboard effigy of 74-year-old Jonathan Goldsmith, who portrays the beer maker’s “world’s most interesting man,” tag it with #CincoDeMellow and then upload it to Instagram. Hayes said the contest runs through May 5, nationwide. “I’ve been back here three times in three differYou are hereby notified that a ent outfi ts,” filed said diner Ken petition has been which alleges that the above-named children are dependent Ames. this or neglected“I’m as per winning the facts set forth in
the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which may be obtained at the office of John Thirkell, at the above address.
A hearing has been set for May 13, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in Division 2, Douglas County District Court, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80109. Your presence before this court is required to defend against the claims in this petition. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILDREN AS DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILDREN. You have the right to request a trial by jury at the adjudicatory stage of this petition. You also have the right to legal representation at every stage of the proceedings by counsel of your own choosing, or if you are without sufficient financial means, appointment of counsel by the Court. Termination of your parent-child legal relationship to free your children for adoption is a possible remedy in this proceeding. If that remedy is pursued, you are entitled to a hearing before a Judge. You also have the right, if you are indigent, to have the Court appoint, at no expense to you, one expert witness of your own choosing at any hearing on the termination of your parent-child relationship. If you are a minor, you have the right to the appointment of a Guardian ad litem to represent your best interests.
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You have the right to have this matter heard by a district court judge rather than by the magistrate. You may waive that right, and in doing so, you will be bound by the findings and recommendations of the magistrate, subject to review as provided by sec. 19-1-108(5), C.R.S. 2009, and subsequently, to the right of appeal as provided by Colorado Appellate Rule 3.4. This summons is being initiated by the Douglas County Department of Human Services through its counsel. Dated: April 23, 2013 John Thirkell, #13865 Assistant Douglas County Attorney Legal Notice No.: 921507 First Publication: May 2, 2013 Last Publication: May 2, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
Government Legals 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 - Albert J Balliett - Albert L Steele c/o Robert M Steele - Albert L Steele c/o David R Steele for Robert E Steele - Alison R Steele c/o Robert M Steele, Custodian - Arzella L Steele c/o Robert M Steele - Carol A Kates - Carol A Kates, as Custodian for Jennifer E Kates and Brian M Kates - County of Douglas, Trustee c/o Douglas County Treasurer David R Steele - Denco Investments LLC E Pauline Balliett c/o Albert J Balliett E.A. Bacon as Sole hier of Elma E Bacon, Deceased - E.A. Bacon, Adminstrator for Elma E Bacon - Elma E Bacon (Deceased) aka Elma Effie Bacon - Emily K Steele c/o Robert M Steele, Custodian Evis S Hays (Deceased) c/o David R Steele for Robert E Steele - Gary L Steele - George E Steele c/o Steeles Market George E Steele - George E Steele c/o David R Steele for Robert E Steele George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Carol A Kates - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Carol A Kates as Custodian for Jennifer E Kates and Brian M Kates - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Janet L Roberts - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Jerry C Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Lois Loree Steele, Co-trustee - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy L Earls George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy L Earls as Co-Trustee - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy Loree Earls as Co-Trustee - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert E Steele as Custodian for Seth D Steele, Emily K Steele & Alison R Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert M Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert M Steele as Custodian for of Civil andKSection 19-3-503, Seth D Procedure, Steele, Emily Steele & Alison R C.R.S. -2011. Steele Henry P Hays - Henry P Hays as Personal Representative of the Estate of TO THE RESPONDENTS NAMED Evis S Hays, Deceased - Janet L Roberts are hereby notifiedSteele, that a pe-ABOVE: Jerry CYou Steele - Lois Loree as tition has been filed which alleges that thea Co-Trustee - M.D.C. Land Corporation, above-named children are dependent or Colorado Corporation - Marjorie F Elvean neglected as Representative per the facts setofforth the as Personal the in Estate of Robert E Steele, Deceased c/o David Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copyR Steele Merrille S Steele c/ooffice David of which- may be obtained at the of R Steele for Robert E Steele - Nancy L John Thirkell, at the above address. Earls - Nancy Loree Earls, as Co-Trustee -Olive A Steele akasetOlive A Steele, A hearing has been for May 13th, the Testatrix - Olive Amelia Steele Robert E 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in Division 2, -Douglas Steele as Executor aka Robert E Steele County District Court, 4000 Justice Way, RobertRock, M Steele - Robert M Steele as Castle Colorado, 80109. Custodian for Seth D Steele - Seth R Steele c/o Robert Steele Your presence beforeMthis court is required to defend against the claims in You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 26th day of October 2000 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, struck off at public tax lien sale to Douglas County the following described real estate
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trip if it’s the last thing I do. I had to work during spring break, so got this coming, you know?” Leticia Jones said she doesn’t care if she wins or not. “I just wanted a picture of me and Mr. Interesting for Facebook,” she joked. “Actually, I’d really like to have the cardboard cutout when they’re through. It To Every Person in Actual Possession or would in Described my ofOccupancylook of thegreat hereinafter Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person fi ce.” in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially to all Persons For Assessed, more and information having an Interest or Title of Record in or and contest to the said Premises andrules, To Whom visit It May Concern, and more especially to: www.CincoDeMellow.com. OCCUPANT - Albert J Balliett - Albert Mellow Mushroom wasL Steele c/o Robert M Steele - Albert L founded in R1974 Atlan-E Steele c/o David Steele in for Robert Steele - Alison R Steele c/o Robert M ta, and is operated under Steele, Custodian - Arzella L Steele c/o
Robert M Steele - Carol A Kates - Carol A Kates, as Custodian for Jennifer E Kates and Brian M Kates - County of Douglas, Trustee c/o Douglas County Treasurer David R Steele - Denco Investments LLC E Pauline Balliett c/o Albert J Balliett E.A. Bacon as Sole hier of Elma E Bacon, Deceased - E.A. Bacon, Adminstrator for Elma E Bacon - Elma E Bacon (Deceased) aka Elma Effie Bacon - Emily K Steele c/o Robert M Steele, Custodian Evis S Hays (Deceased) c/o David R Steele for Robert E Steele - Gary L Steele - George E Steele c/o Steeles Market George E Steele - George E Steele c/o David R Steele for Robert E Steele George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Carol A Kates - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Carol A Kates as Custodian for Jennifer E Kates and Brian M Kates - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Janet L Roberts - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Jerry C Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Lois Loree Steele, Co-trustee - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy L Earls George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy L Earls as Co-Trustee - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Nancy Loree Earls as Co-Trustee - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert E Steele as Custodian for Seth D Steele, Emily K Steele & Alison R Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert M Steele - George E Steele as Attorney in Fact for Robert M Steele as Custodian for Seth D Steele, Emily K Steele & Alison R Steele - Henry P Hays - Henry P Hays as Personal Representative of the Estate of Evis S Hays, Deceased - Janet L Roberts - Jerry C Steele - Lois Loree Steele, as Co-Trustee - M.D.C. Land Corporation, a Colorado Corporation - Marjorie F Elvean as Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert E Steele, Deceased c/o David R Steele - Merrille S Steele c/o David R Steele for Robert E Steele - Nancy L Earls - Nancy Loree Earls, as Co-Trustee -Olive A Steele aka Olive A Steele, the Testatrix - Olive Amelia Steele - Robert E Steele as Executor aka Robert E Steele Robert M Steele - Robert M Steele as Custodian for Seth D Steele - Seth R Steele c/o Robert M Steele
You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 26th day of October 2000 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, struck off at public tax lien sale to Douglas County the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: 1/16 MIN INT IN NW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, & NW1/4SW1/4 4-10-65 TOTAL = 362.9 AM/L MIN INT = 22.681 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Douglas County. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 1999. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of David R Steele for said year 1999. That on the 20th day of February 2013 said Douglas County assigned said certificate of purchase to Denco Investments LLC.That said Denco Investments LLC on the 20th day of February 2013 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Denco Investments LLC at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 8th day of August 2013 unless the same has been redeemed.Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 15th day of April 2013 /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 921458 First Publication: April 25, 2013 Last Publication: May 9, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Carol A Kates, Trustee County of Douglas, Trustee c/o Douglas County Treasurer- David Robert Steele Denco Investments LLC - Evis S Hays (Deceased) - Evis S Hays (Deceased) c/o Robert E Steele - Gary Lee Steele and David Robert Steele, as Tenants in Common - Henry P Hays as Personal Represthis petition. IFEstate YOU FAIL TO S APPEAR, entative of the of Evis Hays, DeTHE COURT PROCEED IN YOUR ceased - OliveWILL A Steele ABSENCE, WITHOUR FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT ADJUDICAYou and each of you areAN hereby notified TORY ANDofMAY ENTER A the that onHEARING the 26th day October 2000 JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY then County Treasurer of the County of ADJUDICATING YOURofCHILDREN Douglas, in the State Colorado, stuck AS NEGLECTED off DEPENDENT at public taxOR lien sale to Douglas County the following described real estate CHILDREN. situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: You have the right to request a trial by jury at the adjudicatory stage of this petition. 1/8 MIN INT IN NE1/4NE1/4 1/8 You also have the right to legal 9-9-65 represenMIN INT IN SW1/4, 4-9-65 TOTAL tation at every stageSE1/4 of the proceedings = 360 AM/L MIN INT = 45 AM/L by counsel of your own choosing, or if you are without sufficient financial means, and said County Treasurer issued a certiappointment of counsel by the Court. ficate of purchase therefore tolegal Douglas Termination of your parent-child relaCounty. to That lien sale made tionship freesaid yourtax children for was adoption to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 1999. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of David Robert Steele for said year 1999
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Staff and diners at the Mellow Mushroom at The Streets at SouthGlenn strike a pose with the “world’s most interesting man.” The Atlanta-based pizza chain has teamed up with Mexican beer maker Dos Equis for a social media-driven photo contest to win a trip for two to Mexico. Photo by Deborah Grigsby Home-Grown Industries of Georgia Inc. Each locations is locally owned and oper-
ated. No purchase is necesPublic Notice sary and contestants must REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS be 21* NO. years or older to enter. (RFQ) 023-13 STABILIZING, RESTORING OR REHABILITATING DOUGLAS COUNTY-OWNED HISTORIC STRUCTURES
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 - Carol A Kates, Trustee County of Douglas, Trustee c/o Douglas County Treasurer- David Robert Steele Denco Investments LLC - Evis S Hays (Deceased) - Evis S Hays (Deceased) c/o Robert E Steele - Gary Lee Steele and David Robert Steele, as Tenants in Common - Henry P Hays as Personal Representative of the Estate of Evis S Hays, Deceased - Olive A Steele You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 26th day of October 2000 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, stuck off at public tax lien sale to Douglas County the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: 1/8 MIN INT IN NE1/4NE1/4 9-9-65 1/8 MIN INT IN SW1/4, SE1/4 4-9-65 TOTAL = 360 AM/L MIN INT = 45 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Douglas County. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 1999. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of David Robert Steele for said year 1999 That on the 20th day of February 2013 said Douglas County assigned said certificate of purchase to Denco Investments LLC. That said Denco Investments LLC on the 20th day of February 2013 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Denco Investments LLC at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 8th day of August 2013 unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 15th day of April 2013 /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 921459 First Publication: April 25, 2013 Last Publication: May 9, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) * NO. 023-13 STABILIZING, RESTORING OR REHABILITATING DOUGLAS COUNTY-OWNED HISTORIC STRUCTURES Douglas County is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from Building Contractors who are interested in stabilizing, restoring, and rehabilitating (repairing) County-owned historic (fifty-years old and older) structures. The Submitter must demonstrate that they are familiar with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the 2012 International Building Codes. The Submitter must be a licensed contractor with the Douglas County Building Services Division and able to comply with the County insurance requirements. The RFQ documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. The RFQ documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. RFQ responses will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Five (5) original hard copies of your RFQ response shall be submitis a in possible remedy in this plainly proceeding. If ted a sealed envelope, marked that remedy is pursued, you are entitled or “RFQ No. 023-13, Stabilizing, Restoring to a hearing before a Judge. You also HisRehabilitating Douglas County-owned have Structures” the right, if you indigent, to have toric andare mailed or hand-carthe Court atshown no expense you, to ried to theappoint, address abovetoprior one expert witness of yourElectronic/faxed own choosing the due date and time. proposals will on notthe be termination accepted. of RFQ at any hearing yourresponses willrelationship. not be considered which are parent-child If you are a mireceived after the the right time to stated, and any renor, you have the appointment sponses so received be returned of a Guardian ad litem will to represent yourunopened. best interests.
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Douglas Government You haveCounty the right to have thisreserves matter the right to anycourt and judge all responses, heard byreject a district rather thanto waive formalities, informalities, orthat irreguby the magistrate. You may waive larities contained saidwill response right, and in doing in so,ayou be boundand furthermore, to award a contract for by the findings and recommendationsitems herein, either in whole part,as if proit is of the magistrate, subjector to in review deemed to be19-1-108(5), in the bestC.R.S. interest of the vided by sec. 2009, 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 RFQ to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing
Douglas County is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from Building Contractors who are interested in stabilizing, restoring, and rehabilitating (repairing) County-owned historic (fifty-years old and older) structures. The Submitter must demonstrate that they are familiar with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the 2012 International Building Codes. The Submitter must be a licensed contractor with the Douglas County Building Services Division and able to comply with the County insurance requirements. The RFQ documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. The RFQ documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website.
RFQ responses will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Five (5) original hard copies of your RFQ response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “RFQ No. 023-13, Stabilizing, Restoring or Rehabilitating Douglas County-owned Historic Structures” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. RFQ responses will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any responses so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all responses, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said response 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 RFQ to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7430 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 921487 First Publication: April 25, 2013 Last Publication: May 2, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION MAKING CHANGES TO COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT BOUNDARIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 30-10-306(5), C.R.S. In compliance with the provisions of Colorado Revised Statute 30-10-306 (5), notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioner shall conduct a public hearing, concerning a proposed resolution changing the county commissioner district boundaries, at a public hearing to be held on May 14, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. Written comments may be submitted for 30 days following the public hearing by e m a i l a d d r e s s e d t o email@example.com or sent via U.S. Mail to Douglas County Clerk & Recorder, Election Division, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock, CO 80109 or by leaving a voice mail message with comments at 303-663-6279. Contact information must be included with all comments. For q uestions contact Douglas County Clerk and Recorder’s local election office located at 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock or call at 303-660-7444. DOUGLAS COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER Public hearing to be held at Philip Miller Building Commissioner Hearing Room 100 3rd Street TUESDAY, May 14, 2013 Legal Notice No.: 921509 First Publication: May 2, 2013 Last Publication: May 2, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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