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Douglas County, Colorado • Volume 11, Issue 48

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December 13, 2012 A Colorado Community Media Publication

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Residents are loving Lone Tree 2012 survey again finds satisfaction with community By Jane Reuter

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Santa uses some of his strategies to get a picture with 2-year-old Joaquin Diaz, who was not too sure about the stranger with the white beard at the Park Meadows mall. Turn to Page 8 to learn more about the Santa business. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen

Entertainment District vision unfolds Land planners call for walkways, financial buy-in By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com In land planners’ vision, the area now known as Lone Tree’s Entertainment District would boast a promenade-style walkway with fountains, play areas and greenery. The amenities would link businesses and tempt visitors into not just lingering, but making it a destination point. A redesigned Park Meadows Drive, the thoroughfare that serves it, likewise would prompt drivers to slow down, look around and pull into the area to explore all it has to offer. That’s the future that the planners outDistrict continues on Page 7

The Lone Tree Entertainment District, southeast of Yosemite Street along 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. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen

Researcher Tom Miller worried he was boring the Lone Tree City Council. For the third time running, his company offered them a glowing report on residents’ satisfaction. “I hope this doesn’t get terribly, terribly repetitive,” Miller, president of the Boulderbased National Research Center, told the council during its Dec. 4 meeting. “These are very positive results.” Lone Tree conducts a resident survey every three years, the first in 2006. Results each time have revealed a happy population. As they did in 2009, 98 percent of the 2012 respondents rated overall quality of life “excellent” or “good.” That puts Lone Tree second among 33 other Front Range communities surveyed by NRC, and 11th among 400 nationwide. “Folks said by large percentages this community has a great reputation,” Miller said. “People feel safe here. They are likely to stay here. All of the city services got quite high ratings, higher than other places. It’s hard to find opportunities in a report that’s so positive.” City employees gained similar reviews. “Your employees are really the face of the community, so this is definitely something to celebrate,” Miller said. But in open-ended survey questions, residents said they want more — more high-end restaurants and retail, trails, recreational facilities, affordable housing and cultural events. And, in many instances, fewer — fewer traffic lights, fast food restaurants, fees at city amenities and taxes. Many also called for bigger and better, with repeated requests for a bigger library and redesigned recreation center. Councilmembers were unsurprised but pleased by the results. “It’s very nice to be in a situation where the vast majority approves,” Councilmember Harold Anderson said. “I think Lone Survey continues on Page 22

WHAT THEY WROTE Among the responses to the open-ended survey questions about Lone Tree quality of life: • “The biggest downside to Lone Tree is that it lives up to its name. Given it is a newer development area, there is a severe lack of foliage/trees.” • “We moved here six years ago anticipating a Cherry Creek North. Please pursue this.” • “Allow me to shoot the damn rabbits taking over my yard. They crap all over and carry disease. I cannot trap them and the city does nothing to help.” • “Develop area around Super Target and arts center to be more like Streets of Southglenn.” • “Redistrict from Douglas County and make a Lone Tree School District.” • “Keep focused on building a sense of community or downtown. We are still too much a parking lot and restaurant community.” • “Cabela’s? Whose idea was that?” • “I am a happy and pleased inhabitant of `the Tree.’ No specific recommendations.”

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Some crimes do harm to us all Kimber Schneider, 42, mother of two, can close her eyes and still see his face, the brown hair, the jean jacket. Gene Martin. Last seen in August 1984 while delivering newspapers in Des Moines. Five days shy of his 14th birthday, he disappeared, never to be found. He rode the same school bus as Schneider, then in middle school. “It has shaped how far I let my kids go out of my bubble,” she said. “And I didn’t think it would.” But how could it not. One moment, a child is here, walking to school, playing in the park, carefree, believer of good. The next instant: Vanished. Innocence lost. Trust — in the world — broken. For the family and friends left behind, the horror never ends. And in today’s world, it implants terror in the hearts and minds of parents everywhere. As parents, where do we draw the line between fear and faith, protectiveness and independence? Where do we go when a child, like little Jessica Ridgeway, is abducted on her way to school, then killed in a most terrible way? We do what parents have always done. We grieve, because we can almost imagine what that loss would feel like. We worry, because what if it happened to our child? We reassess parenting methods and teach vigilance better than before. And, we try to remind ourselves that good is more abundant than evil. Fear cannot win. The black-and-white clarity of statistical data also helps balance the tilting anxiety between possibility and probability. Consider that the probability of a child being abducted by a stranger is about

one in 650,000, slightly less than the odds of dying by fireworks discharge, said Dr. Kim Gorgens, a clinical psychologist at the University of Denver who teaches the psychology of criminal behavior. The numbers come from federal justice and health studies. “Statistically speaking, kids are fairly safe, all things considered,” said Gorgens, who has an 11-year-old son. “The difference is the availability of media and information overload about safety risks.” Google news alerts on the Internet. Radio. TV. Text-message updates on phones. Facebook posts. The constant stream of news is inescapable when something bad happens today. The immediacy, in cases such as Jessica’s, overwhelmingly creates a sense that evil lurks in the corners and, even, wide-open spaces of communities we suddenly no longer consider safe. Bad things have always happened. My neighbor remembers the sexual assault of a classmate during his high school years in California more than 20 years ago. Schneider talks of another child kidnapping that happened in her husband’s home state of Minnesota in the 1980s. But instantaneous cross-country knowledge didn’t exist then to cast its fearful net over us. My mother, who is 79, remembers only one child abduction incident being talked about during her youth — of famous

aviator Charles Lindbergh’s baby in 1932, which actually occurred the year before she was born. “Bad things happened,” she said. “Before, we didn’t know of them.” She does, however, add a caveat: The world today is a less friendly place, a more suspicious one in which scarier incidents occur more frequently than the world in which she grew up, or the world in which she raised her three kids. Back then, the culture was different, less brutal violence in movies and video games. Boundaries were narrower and more respected; people paid attention to each other more, relied on each other more. My mother could call the telephone operator to find out where I had wandered as I played with friends. “She’s over at the Lopez’s house,” the operator would tell her. The grapevine constantly chattered and watched. Now we have Neighborhood Watches, which are highly successful crime prevention programs, according to Gorgens. They require an investment by neighbors to look out for one another, to care beyond their fences, to believe that what happens to someone else is their business, too. If we operated in such a fashion all the time, could we keep our children safer? A positive outcome, if it can be called that, of Jessica’s tragedy was a re-examination of family safety policies. “It’s like a call to arms for parents,” Gorgens said. “Every parent evaluates their own procedures.” The collateral damage, as Gorgens described it — a bruised perception of safety, the traumatic anguish — was more difficult to manage. For many, a new reality exists. Kimber Schneider still sees Gene

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Martin’s face. When her kids complain they can’t walk somewhere alone, she is unyielding: “You have to be with someone. There are bad people in the world who do bad things and that’s why mommy is really careful about where you are. … People will take you. People take kids all the time and don’t think that just because you live where you live that it’s not going to happen, because it can happen anywhere.” They take her warning in stride, she said. Just a matter-of-fact part of life. Like our parents before us, we tell our children not to talk to strangers. We teach them how to cross a street. But we have added to the precautionary list: Always walk with a buddy, even to a restaurant bathroom. Call as soon as you get to your destination, even if it’s just around the corner. Park in well-lit areas, even if the area is crowded. Learn self-defense, even if you think you’ll never need it. We do our best to prepare them to know how to be safe. Because, as my mother said, one day, “like all good parents, you have to let go.” Gorgens offers this to think about: “When you have a quiet moment and your fear starts to unravel you, consider what’s the likelihood I’m going to face that problem? Have I done everything possible to protect myself?” That’s all, really, that we can do. That, and continue to believe in goodness — and make it our business to look out for one another. Especially the children. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews.com or 303566-4110.

CLUBS IN THE COMMUNITY EDITOR’S NOTE: To add or update your club listing, e-mail calendar@ourcoloradonews.com, Attn: Voice. POLITICAL DOUGLAS COUNTY Democrats executive committee meets at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday at various sites. Contact Ralph Jollensten at 303-663-1286 or e-mail ralphw@comcast.net. Social discussion meetings are in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and Parker-Lone Tree. Visit douglasdemocrats.org and click on calendar for more information. DOUGLAS COUNTY Republican Women meet at 11 a.m. the third Wednesday each month at the Lone Tree Golf and Hotel. Call Tanne Aspromonte at

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LONE TREE Democrats meet the second Tuesday each month at the Lone Tree Civic Center. Call Gordon at 303-790-8264. PROFESSIONAL ARAPAHOE SALES Professionals USA meets Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Country Buffet, 7475 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. Call Randy Anderson at 303-8757673 for information. BNI CONNECTIONS of Lone Tree (www.thebniconnections.com) invites business owners to attend its meeting held each Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. There is no charge to attend a meeting as a guest. Please visit www.thebniconnections.com or contact Chris Kaiser at ckaiser@c2cc.net or 303933-1113 for more information. LONE TREE Networking Professionals is a networking/leads group that meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Rio Grande Restaurant in Lone Tree. Exclusive business categories are open. Visitors and new members are welcome. Contact Don Shenk at 303-746-0093. PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL Network meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Great Beginnings, east of I-25 at Lincoln Avenue. Call Ronald Conley at 303-841-1860 or e-mail www.professionalreferralnetwork.org. RECREATION LONE TREE Ladies 9-Hole Golf. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Thursday morning 9-hole golf group. Applications are available in the Lone Tree Pro Shop or visit http:// LTL9Hole.ghinclub.com SOCIAL

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The men are also suspected of shooting out the front door at Knockouts in Parker and opening fire on a vehicle in the nearby Walmart parking lot. Tires were also slashed. Castle Rock police recorded four similar incidents, including three shootings at construction sites. Lone Tree police reported that Denver Mattress Company and Ed Bozarth Chevrolet were also hit with bullets. Both businesses are located on Parkway Drive adjacent to C-470, and police say the shots may have been fired from the highway. Investigators have not definitively linked the shootings, but the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, which responded Dec. 1 to shots being fired at Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Church on Lake Gulch Road, said more charges are pending against Deters and Olson. Still images from surveillance video footage at Golf Zone and Knockouts showed a Chevy or GMC Z71 in the area, Jokerst said. A photo from Golf Zone, which is closed for the season, shows two Caucasian men. It’s not clear what type of vehicle Deters and Olson were in at the time of their arrest. Deters’ Facebook profile says he has worked for various Parker businesses. Among the Facebook pages “liked” by Deters are ones dedicated to Castle Rock, hunting and guns. His profile says he attended Daniel C. Oakes High School in Douglas County. Deters has posted a $6,000 bond and was expected to attend an advisement hearing this week at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center. Members of the Douglas County Pattern Crimes Unit “have been working hard the last several weeks attempting to locate suspects who have been going around the county shooting out car and building windows as well as car tires. Their hard work paid off with the arrest of two suspects last night …,” an announcement from the sheriff’s office says. “This is a perfect example of great police work and it certainly sends a message to those that think they can commit crimes in Douglas County and get away with it,” Sheriff Dave Weaver said.

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Two principals leave amid substance-abuse allegations District withholds further comment on same-day departures By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Two Douglas County elementary school principals left their positions Dec. 7 following allegations of substance abuse violations. Ally Berggren, principal of Buffalo Ridge Elementary in Castle Rock, and Alan McQueen, principal of Heritage Elementary in Highlands Ranch, both reportedly violated Douglas County School District policy on substance abuse, according to letters sent to the parents of students at both schools. Berggren resigned, and “is receiving

treatment with support from the district,” according to the letter. The letter about McQueen’s departure said only that he “will no longer serve … due to the violation of Douglas County School District policy regarding substance abuse.” Because they are personnel issues, district officials said they cannot comment further on the departures. News of McQueen’s dismissal was shocking for Chris Cingrani, former Heritage Elementary Parent Teacher Organization president and member of its School Advisory Council. “Any time something like this comes out, it’s very unexpected,” said Cingrani, who said he could not comment on any specifics surrounding the decision. “He’s definitely going to be missed. He was a great leader and a visionary for Heritage.” Cingrani said he heard complaints from

some parents that the district’s letter announcing McQueen’s departure provided either too much or too little information. “I think it was handled as best it could be handled,” he said. “It’s a no-win situation. It’s a very unfortunate set of circumstances for all parties — for Alan and his family, for Heritage, teachers, staff, kids.” The focus now is on the future, including the selection of McQueen’s successor. “We need to move ahead as a community at Heritage,” Cingrani said. A Buffalo Ridge Elementary spokeswoman said the school could not comment on the matter. The district’s substance abuse policy requires immediate suspension and allows for termination if an employee is “knowingly in the possession of or under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance” while on district property, at any school-sponsored or sanctioned activity off

district property, and on the way to work. “In appropriate circumstances and at the district’s discretion, disciplinary sanctions may include the completion of an approved drug or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program,” according to the policy. “However, the District is not required to offer rehabilitation in lieu of termination or other discipline to any employee who has violated this policy.” Assistant Principal Alisa Pauley will serve as Heritage Elementary’s leader until an interim principal is named for the remainder of the year. Lynn Bisesi, building resource teacher at Buffalo Ridge, will lead that school until an interim principal is named. The story was broadcast on Denver television stations Dec. 8. A 9News representative said the information came to them through a news tip from someone close to the situation, and not from the school district.

School district kicks off public-relations campaign Daniels Fund comes through with $150,000 for drive By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com The same group that already has spent $680,000 to help the Douglas County School District defend its court-embattled voucher program has granted DCSD an additional $150,000 to launch a public-relations campaign. DCSD applied for the grant from the Daniels Fund, which supports K-12 education reform, among other causes. The first in a series of television ads that will be shown on cable channels in Douglas County began airing in early December, with more following through February. The initial ad features Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen offering praise to teachers. As part of the campaign, stories and information about the district also will be posted on its website, in electronic newsletters and other venues. In conversations with DCSD officials, Daniels Fund spokesman Peter Droege said, “We felt this would be an appropriate campaign, and the district agreed.

“In the deliberations over the voucher issue, I think the quality of the schools in Douglas County may have been overlooked,” he said. “The idea of this campaign was to really just highlight the district as one of the most successful of the state. Our real focus is on the quality of the product being provided by Douglas County Schools.” The voucher program, which the district calls the Choice Scholarship Program, allowed a limited number of Douglas County students to use public funds toward tuition at private schools. Launched in March 2011, it was halted in August by a Denver District Court judge. The case was appealed, and a decision from the Colorado Court of Appeals is pending. The district also has been at the center of controversy because its long-standing agreement with the teachers’ union expired in July; 70 percent of the teachers belong to the Douglas County Federation. In response to that and other concerns, hundreds of teachers picketed the DCSD administration building earlier this year. School board president John Carson said the district’s no longer focusing on those issues, and the ad campaign demonstrates that. “We’ve got the best, highest performing school district in the state and we want people to know that,” he said. “But we’re

School leadership gets armed guard Officials say years without position were due to budget By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com The Douglas County School District has hired an armed, full-time security guard at its administration building in Castle Rock. A school spokesman said the position is not new, but was vacant and suspended for the last several years because of budget restrictions. Tom Rice, formerly a campus security specialist at Highlands Ranch High School, started the job Dec. 3. “There have not been any threats, but there have been some incidents that have occurred that would indicate this position is necessary,” said Bill Moffitt, DCSD’s chief operations officer. He declined to describe the incidents in greater detail. Armed guards are standard at the district’s high schools, Moffitt said, though they are employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. DCSD pays half the armed

guards’ salaries, and the sheriff’s office the remainder, he said, while unarmed security staff are employed and paid in full by DCSD. An armed guard worked at the administration building until seven or eight years ago, Moffitt said. Rice, whose annual salary is about $37,500, is stationed at the front desk just inside the building’s main entrance. Visitors are required to stop there, sign in and state the reason for their visit, as they are at the district’s schools. Aside from the administration building’s front door, all other entrances are locked, Moffitt said. A DCSD email to employees at the Wilcox Street building about Rice’s hiring said he will “support safety and security at the district administration building,” and “other safety and security assignments as required.” “A security presence is not new to the administration building and we believe that it reaffirms our commitment to the safety of students and employees throughout our District,” read the email sent by Daniel Clemente, DCSD’s director of safety and security. The security position Rice vacated at Highlands Ranch High School will be refilled, Moffitt said.

not afraid to challenge ourselves to be better. There are some folks who want to wallow in the past, and we’ve moved on. Our kids deserve a school district that’s going to continue to challenge itself and not rest on its laurels.” The $150,000 grant covers what Carson called the initial phase of a public relations effort. “The ad campaign will continue,” he said. “We’ve had quite a bit of interest in the work we’re doing from various foundations. If we need more (funding), I don’t think

we’ll have any trouble getting it.” Though Fagen gave credit to teachers in the first ad, union president Brenda Smith said most of those teachers are unhappy with the district’s reform efforts and other actions. “Their voices have been silenced,” she said. In a recent email to union members, Smith described the campaign as “an effort to persuade the public that our school district is operating as usual,” and “to try to rescue a bad image.”


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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS

Look local for holiday shopping As we reach the midway point in the holiday shopping season, halfway between Thansgiving and Christmas, we encourage our readers to shop local as they look for those just-right gifts. For all the hype surrounding Black Friday, it’s not the biggest shopping day of the year. It consistently ranks behind the four days that make up the two weekends preceding Christmas — in other words, the point where we are now. During the late part of the year — with all its holidays — there is information aplenty about local businesses and products in our newspapers. Stories throughout the year cover the lo-

OUR VIEW cal hard-working businesses that serve so many and give back in numerous ways — supporting activities at schools and community organizations — and often contribute in the immeasurable ways that occur when local business owners and their employees live in our communities. Of course we know online shopping edges up a few percentage points each year. But

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support schools — skip Walmart

Now we know that the principal financiers of the current Douglas County Board of Education program to bash our teachers and send public money to religious private schools are the Walmart-related Walton Family Foundation, the Daniels Fund (of Denver), and many unnamed small donations — all of which amounts to over $900,000.00. Perhaps it is time to buy from Kmart, Target and Costco in the future. Richard Braden Lone Tree

Valor football has built-in advantage

I attended the Nov. 23 ThunderRidge vs. Valor football game and observed the Valor team for the first time in person. The game was a great event for the Highlands Ranch community, with much anticipation and excitement. However, it looked as though our ThunderRidge coaches were unprepared for the Valor game. Cherokee was better prepared in the state title game, but the game was actually won with Valor’s preparation over the last five years. Over that time, Valor has systematically hand-picked an all-star squad of high school football talent from the Den-

ver metro area and offered “financial aid” to those players with families unable to shoulder the substantial Valor tuition. The Valor football program has drawn these players using athletic facilities that are superior to many small-college football programs. Public schools such as ThunderRidge and other 5A schools do not and are not allowed to operate this way. They may have open enrollments occasionally, but Valor operates under 100 percent open enrollment. States such as Texas recognized this problem long ago and require that private high schools compete in a separate league as they do not compete on an equitable basis with public school athletics. Valor operates in high school football with a college football recruiting model. The Colorado High School Activities Association has gone to great lengths to even the playing field with large school (5A) through small school (1A) designations to assure competitiveness in all sports. Imagine ThunderRidge football participating in the class 1A football playoff tournament, then winning those playoffs — meaningless. CHSAA needs to address the private vs. public school inequity problem. Doug Bernero Highlands Ranch

Blessings add up once list begins I was told recently to count my blessings. “Count your blessings instead of complaining about things that can’t be changed for a change.” I wondered if they were talking to me. I am Mr. Sunshine. I usually write my columns after a bowl of coffee and a few chapters of Kafka, so it’s little wonder that I have a sunny disposition about things I read in the paper, like the new gun dorm at CU (there have been zero applications), and assorted kidnappings nationally, and the frenzy among my countrymen for electronic Christmas gifts. I was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by the senior class. I didn’t quite make it. I had to turn in my plaque. John S. became president of Holiday Inns of North America. I was the head coach of a coed softball team. That’s about it. But there are blessings all over the place. I don’t have to look very far. I can start by looking at the floor. No, it’s not the carpet or hardwood flooring. It’s a heartbeat. I was across the street the other morning, when Smitty was tied up in the front yard. He was examining our rabbit. The same rabbit is here every day. I think it is the same one. I wish there were some humane way of tagging him. Maybe he could carry a pocket watch. I looked across the street at Smitty and thought that he looked exactly like a red mouse. He’s an expensive red mouse. Thousands of dollars for medical procedures and boarding and cheese cubes. Worth it. This home is a blessing. I have never been down and out, but I have lived in apartments in sad places. I lived in an apartment across the street from the Sawtelle Veterans Home in southern California. Back then it was a gritty area, with some unfortunate stories. There was a self-immolation. We don’t have many self-immolations in Highlands Ranch. Backlighted bare trees are blessings. You know about backlighting, don’t you? It turns things into silhouettes, and makes them in-

teresting even if they’re not. Put your worst uncle in front of a setting sun and take a picture. Your worst uncle will look like Lawrence of Arabia instead of just Lawrence. Black and white are blessings: black and white films, photographs, and old television programs. Robert Motherwell’s paintings. Ink (like this) on newsprint. BOOKS. Genuine books. Library books. Bookstore books. Paperback and hardcover. Kindle? No siree. Blessings? I went back to Michigan to visit my family right before my final semester of college. Dad and I had a heart to heart about my future and then he asked me what they could get me for graduation. I just sat there and looked at him. Eventually I composed myself and said, “Get me? Dad, you and mom have already given it to me.” They put me through schools in four states. Every time we moved they made sure I would be educated. Thanks to them I was able to write this sentence. I know the difference between right and wrong, that’s a blessing. Between good and evil. And between ice cream and ice milk. I am leaving a few things out, for the sake of discretion, but read my mind and that will take care of it. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

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tober to 2,310,100 jobs. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,500 and government increased 100. Looking back a year, the current 7.9 unemployment rate has declined two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in October 2011. Colorado is faring well in statistics like these compared to many other states. So it is a good time to show your pride. As you make holiday purchases — as well as everyday or durable-goods purchases — we encourage you to take time and look for your consumer needs to be met by your neighbors. Supporting local businesses makes our communities stronger.

Don’t be shy about spreading good word Who do you know? I mean who do you know that you would feel really good about recommending or providing a referral for? What if I asked it a different way? What if the question was this, who knows you and who would feel really good about giving you a referral or recommending you as a friend, or for a job, or to join a committee? You see, networking happens all the time, whether we do it consciously, unconsciously, or subconsciously, we have an opportunity to participate at many levels. I can share with you that many years ago, when I had my first big opportunity to join a company, the difference maker between why I was hired and beat out the other few finalists was because of the letters of recommendation that were sent on my behalf. They were so strong that the hiring manager almost couldn’t believe it. But after following up and speaking directly to the people who endorsed me, the hiring manager became convinced that I was the right candidate and offered me the position. Facebook and LinkedIn have helped me to reconnect with so many people. Some folks that I grew up with, others that I served with in the military, and many people that I have worked with or known professionally. Social media connects us with people from our past as well as our present. But even without the help of such enabling technology, we still have our circle of friends, family, co-workers and associates that help us and who we should be willing to help as much as we possibly can. Just think of all of the wrapping paper, Girl Scout cookies, popcorn or gift cards you have purchased from a neighbors child. If you are like me, you just can’t say “no.” If we took this same concept just one or two steps further, we should be asking ourselves things like, “If I am going to buy a car I will buy it from that guy I went to high school with who is now selling cars.” Or “If my spouse and I are going to dinner, why wouldn’t I go to that restaurant that my neighbors own and maybe where my other friend’s daughter is a server?”

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I am not sure about you, but I love referring people, connecting people or businesses, and making recommendations or referring anyone and everyone I know to people and companies that I can trust and who I know will deliver a better than good result. Many of my friends and family members work for big corporations, and I am grateful for the work that they do and all the people that they serve. But I must share with you that my heart goes out to the entrepreneur or small business owner and their staff. One day, and maybe one day soon, you will find yourself in a position to recommend someone, refer people to a business, or network with folks where you can help connect the dots between two people or businesses. And you may just even find that when you are the consumer, when you do everything you possibly can to shop where your friends and neighbors are trying so hard to build their business, that you will not only be helping them, but you will truly be enriching your own life as well. I am not sure about you, but I am going to go the extra mile in seeking out my connections and see if I can make a purchase, give them a recommendation, provide a referral, or help them network. And I would love to hear all about your thoughts at gotonorton@gmail.com because when we all do lock arms and help one another, it really will be a better than good week.

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December 13, 2012

Company gives power to people after Sandy

SolaRover generator brings electricity to multiple sites

By Jane Reuter

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On the other side of the country, a generator supplied by a Lone Tree company is quietly making a difference to those left homeless, hurt and temporarily without power by Hurricane Sandy. John Spisak took one of his company’s mobile solar generators to the East Coast about two weeks after disaster struck. He returned to Lone Tree recently, but left the generator there. It will stay until at least early January, when donated funds supporting its use likely will run dry. “There are infinite needs,” said Spisak, director of SolaRover. “We could probably have taken 100 units to the East Coast if we’d had them.” The SolaRover was put to immediate use when it arrived in New York, and has been in near-constant use. “It’s powered one of the only stores in (an area) that had fresh food,” Spisak said. “It helped not only power, but shelter a street kitchen that was set up to feed hundreds of needy people three meals a day. It’s powered a volunteer center. It’s powered several apartments. It powered part of a church complex and a Thanksgiving Day dinner. It’s now in New Jersey for the second time powering a U.S. Park Service office, and some Army outbuildings associated with it.” Representatives of Greenpeace did not

The SolaRover mobile generator, provided by a Lone Tree company, generates power during a Thanksgiving Day dinner for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy in New York’s The Rockaways. Courtesy photo return calls for comment, but expressed their gratitude for the generator on the organization’s blog. “Over two weeks … we’ve worked with Occupy Sandy to set up food, clothing and resource distribution sites, medical clinics, communications hubs — all with solar power,” read the Nov. 15 entry. “Thousands of people have used the solar cells to call

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lined during Lone Tree City Council’s Dec. 3 meeting. The detailed presentation from the Urban Land Institute left council members and several business owners in attendance feeling optimistic. “We have good bones in the Entertainment District, and a great opportunity,” said Ken Marsh, owner of the Bridge Centers building that houses Panera Bread. “We’d like to do something that will lift the Entertainment District and lighten it up.” The commercial area southeast of Yosemite along Park Meadows Drive offers a broad menu of fun, including a movie theater; Mexican, Indian, Japanese and American restaurants; indoor sky diving; bowling; laser tag; and a cigar lounge. But city officials, who have long pondered solutions for the area, worry it’s tough to find, hard to access and tricky to navigate. “Our short answer is the concept of an entertainment district should not be maintained,” said retail architect John Ward, pointing to medical facilities, apartment complexes, hotels and office buildings that abut the businesses. “That is a neighborhood.” As such, planners recommend creating a new name for the area, then branding it with monument signs and marketing material. Separations between businesses and large paved parking lots discourage walk-

ing, critics have said, and the businesses are arranged so that some are tucked almost out of sight behind others. A recommended plaza and walkway would create a pedestrian link among those businesses north of Park Meadows Drive from Yosemite Street to the movie theater. “It should be a very pedestrian, warm, wonderful place to be,” Ward said, “a place you want to take your kids, a place where you want to have a drink before the movie.” Park Meadows Drive could be redesigned with bicycle lanes, broader sidewalks and traffic calming devices. A trail on the street’s south side that winds through a drainage also could be significantly enhanced to becomes its own draw and encourage more pedestrian access. But for any of it to happen, ULI said the city must take the lead and bring the district’s 40-plus property owners together. All of them, planners said, must buy into the vision to ensure its success. “It’s going to take a financial investment on behalf of everyone,” Ward said. City leaders now are considering their next step. “We have a lot to consider,” Councilmember Susan Squyer said. “I think we owe it to our citizens to make that a really attractive place.” Lone Tree paid ULI $20,000 for the study. ULI is an international nonprofit that brings together teams of experts to study and advise communities on responsible, sustainable land use.

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lems.” Solar-powered units cost significantly less to run than the diesel generators serving much of the area. One medical clinic was spending $200 a day on fuel for its generator, Spisak said. By contrast, the SolaRover is a hybrid, with a diesel generator built in to take over when batteries are low or in inclement weather. “Our unit’s been in operation for three weeks,” he said. “The (diesel) generator has only run a total of 12 hours and the tank is half full.” A New Jersey-based emergency response firm, Louis Berger Corp., paid for the generator’s transportation to the East Coast. SolaRover is covering the remainder, which adds up to between $3,000 and $4,000 a month in truck rental fees, tolls, fuel and other needed support. While Spisak said he’s happy to help, he feels frustrated by the situation. “We’re doing it because it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “The government response was just not adequate. We had been trying for a long time to get (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and other government authorities to work with us to be proactively prepared. We’ve never had any success. Nobody gets excited until after the fact and then it’s too late. Hopefully we can educate public officials that what they should be doing is deploying systems like this in advance of these storms.”

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December 13, 2012

The business of being Santa

Park Meadows’ holiday star is entrepreneur off stage

By Jane Reuter

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In his hometown of Sterling, to his 6-year-old granddaughter and the children who share with him their most heartfelt desires at Park Meadows shopping center, Larry Propp has but one name: Santa. To the 60 Santas who work for him, he’s the boss. With his seven years of mall experience, naturally white beard and a love of children that inspires their confidence, Propp is a considered a premier Santa. Four other Santas work as his backups. While he won’t reveal his specific compensation, the typical Santa contract for six weeks of work at a peak venue like Park Meadows includes a $10,000 to $15,000 salary, lodging, a meal package and often, car rental and airfare. “We pay a lot for our Santas,” said Pamela Schenck-Kelly, Park Meadows’ manager. “But you can tell the difference between someone who loves what they do and someone who doesn’t. We bring the best Santa we can possibly bring.” In addition to working one of the most coveted venues in the industry, Propp runs a Santa agency. He selects, trains and helps place Santas in malls and other venues nationwide. Instruction and administration comes naturally to Propp, who retired 10 years ago from a career as a community college administrator. The Santa industry is competitive, and Propp is highly selective about who’s allowed to join his agency. “You have to be a natural-bearded Santa,” he said. Hair color doesn’t matter; any beard can be made white, he said. But thickness does. Propp wants to see a full, round beard that covers the skin under the mouth — an area in which some men have trouble growing hair — and a generous mustache. Eyes are preferably blue, and while even Propp pads

Santa-garbed Larry Propp meets Amy Hunt’s kids, 3-year-old Cody Hunt and 2-year-old Hailey Hunt, Dec. 4 at the Park Meadows mall. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen his figure for the holidays, a good Santa has a solid build. The other qualities are harder to put into words. “I’m really looking for a personality, a sense of humor, someone who’s fun to be around,” Propp said. “A jolly guy is what I’m looking for.” All Santas also must undergo a federal background check and drug test. Those who make the cut receive a Santa manual, instructional DVDs and personal training from Propp that includes suggestions on packing for the road, hair preparation and posing for pictures. The most important bit of advice? “Do not break character,” Propp said. “You are Santa.” He shares with them knowledge gleaned over the years, including the proper approach to take with children of varying ages. Children between the ages of 1 and 2 are the most challenging, he said. “Once they get to 2, about two-and-ahalf, they will just accept you for who you are and usually will have a very long wish

Larry Propp said becoming Santa was a bucket-list item for him.

Miracle program drives Santa Staff report Though Larry Propp is a top-ranked Santa, his motivation isn’t the salary and other benefits that come with his contract. It sprang from a child who early in his Santa career brought him a two-wish list she called her miracle letter. “One was that my dad has a second back surgery that’s successful,” Propp recalled. “And one that we have food on the table for Thanksgiving and Christmas. “It just tore me up.” Propp contacted Social Services, and the girl returned the next day. “ ‘My miracles are coming true,’ ” Propp said she told him. “ ‘Last night, a bunch of people came to our house and brought us food.’ ” When Propp returned from that assignment to Sterling, he and several other Santas founded the Miracle Letter Program. The nonprofit gives a one-time grant to families suffering financially in the wake of catastrophic events. “That’s the driving force behind what I do,” Propp said. For more information, visit www.miracleletterprogram.com. list,” Propp said. “That goes good until about 7 or 8; then they start shying away. When they’re in high school, the girls will start wandering back in. At that time, their wish list is, `I want Justin Bieber,’ or perfume.”

Like many businesses that involve customer service, Propp is always in the market for bilingual employees. “There’s a shortage of Santas,” he said. “If I had a Santa today that spoke Spanish, he’d have a job tomorrow.”

Gymnast picked for exclusive training camp 12-year-old hopes for ‘really fun season’ By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Twelve-year-old Jacqueline Kranitz hasn’t made a Christmas wish list this year. “I’ve already got everything I want,” she said. She stands on one leg to ponder the

Jacqueline Kranitz trains about 30 hours a week.

question, her other leg elevated and bent at the knee, foot pressed sole-side down against her thigh — a pose the Lone Tree gymnast takes often and without conscious thought. “I want to have a really fun season,” she finally said. “And not be as nervous.” Kranitz’s upcoming gymnastics season, which includes 13 meets across the country, starts with a bang. She learned Dec. 3 that she’ll take part in the four-day, invitationonly Elite Development Camp in Huntsville, Texas. Marta Karolyi, a national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics who has trained dozens of Olympic, world, European and U.S. champions, runs the camp. Kranitz, daughter of Michael and Abby Kranitz, was chosen from among dozens of young gymnasts nationally who submit videos annually in hope of being selected. Only 36 make the cut. Because weeks had passed since the video was submitted, Kranitz said the news came as a shock. “I had kind of forgotten about it,” she said. “My coach pulled me up in front of everybody and told me. I was really surprised.” The camp is not a guarantee of eventual Olympic competition. “It’s a small step,” Kranitz said. “Out of those girls, I think there are 10 that go to the national team. But I know I have to take it one step at a time.” Athletes are assessed for the camp based on their strength, flexibility and promise. From age 2, Kranitz clearly had the promise. While other toddlers clung to their parents’ hand the first time across a balance beam, Abby Kranitz said her daughter was slapping her mother’s hand away. The 4’6” Kranitz trains about 30 hours a week at Aerial Gymnastics in Colorado Springs, where other Olympic-level athletes train. The rigorous training schedule means Kranitz can’t easily adhere to a tra-

Lone Tree’s Jacqueline Kranitz participates in a 2011 gymnastics meet in Seattle. Courtesy photos ditional school schedule, so last year she left Lone Tree Elementary and is enrolled in Colorado Connections Academy online school. Kranitz admits she sometimes misses school and isn’t always excited about practice. “There’s points where the last thing I want to do is be there,” she said. “But when I do it, I have a feeling of accomplishment. I know it eventually makes me better.” The pressure to perform well doesn’t come from her parents. Kranitz said she’s a perfectionist in most aspects of her life who believes she was meant to do gymnastics. “Some parents at the meets are way too intense,” she said. “I like how (my parents) aren’t.”

She also likes hanging out with them. While the Kranitzes have two older sons, they are in college, so the three are tightly bonded. “It’s always fun to come home and be a normal person,” Kranitz said. Normal for Kranitz sometimes involves walking backwards around the family’s large house on her hands, occasionally chasing her father while in that upsidedown position. Deep as her love of gymnastics is, Kranitz already is considering careers. “Gymnastics can’t go on forever,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in science. The human genome project … I think it’d be fun to be part of that.”


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December 13, 2012

DCSD Subway franchises set regional records Chain serves about 1,400 subs daily in high schools By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Douglas County High School sophomore Sabrina Humer eats a Subway sandwich for lunch every day, and never leaves campus. The Douglas County School District owns nine Subway franchises, with one open in all its high schools for lunch Monday through Friday. The Subways are so popular with students that, even with those limited hours, the outlets are setting sales records for the chain. Legend High School’s franchise recently was lauded by Subway for reaching the region’s highest franchise sales four months running. The company also awarded Douglas County High School for recording the largest regional increase from one year to the next, after it increased sales by 40 percent. “It is hugely significant that our DCSD Subway franchises — open just two and a half hours a day, five

Elijah George and Sabrina Humer chat during lunch hour at Douglas County High School Nov. 29. Like many students, Humer eats a Subway sandwich every day, which helped the school set a sales record. Photo by Jane Reuter days a week — can compete for regional awards against traditional Subway restaurants open 14 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Brent Craig, DCSD Nutrition Services director. Districtwide, the Subways serve about 1,400 subs daily. Though the records may be new, the school Subways opened with the 2009 school year. The district wanted healthy lunch options with enough appeal to keep kids on campus. Nutrition Services con-

sidered several sandwich companies. Subway won for several reasons, including financial ones. “They waived the upfront franchise fees for us,” Craig said. “Those were quite significant.” DCSD and Subway agreed to a 20-year lease. The district pays a percentage to the company for sales and marketing and Subway returns about 2.5 percent of its in-school sales. Among the nine schools, that’s about $80,000 annually, which stays within the

self-sustaining Nutrition Services program. The district’s menu is slightly different than that of other Subways, however. “There are certain subs that have too much fat or sodium that we won’t offer,” Craig said. Among those are sandwiches featuring pastrami and breaded chicken. Meatball, however, made the cut, as did 24 other sandwiches. But most students aren’t choosing Subway for its nutritional value. Humer, whose favorite is the spicy Italian, said it’s the taste that keeps bringing her back. “I really like their food and how they make it,” she said. “I also like that they make it in front of you.” Senior Jody Smith chooses sandwiches heavy on meat. “I’m trying to gain weight, so I eat a lot of protein and carbs,” he said. But given his druthers? “I prefer Wendy’s,” he said. Craig said student won’t ever see fast food offered in the school. But Subway isn’t going anywhere. “Nutrition directors have tried to build their own brands,” Craig said. “But I’m coming to this conclusion: Don’t waste your time. Kids like what they like.”

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South MetroLIFE Meals go mile high

Parker Mayor David Casiano waves from one of the carriages in the town’s annual Christmas Carriage Parade.

CARRIAGES CARRY ON TRADITION PHOTOS BY COURTNEY KUHLEN The Parker Christmas Carriage Parade drew an estimated 2,000-3,000 people to downtown Parker Dec. 8 for the annual holiday event. Crowds formed along Mainstreet and Victorian Drive to watch equestrian groups, horse-drawn carriages and marching bands. Other activities included a holiday market, ice sculptors, pony rides, pictures with Santa and a petting zoo. Honors were awarded to six of the 49 parade entries. In the Carriage Category the DouglasElbert County Horse Council won Judge’s Favorite, while the El Paso County Wagon Train won Best Jingle Bell Christmas Theme. In the Minis Category, the Elizabeth Mini’s Go Jingle All the Way entry won Judge’s Favorite, and the Suzie Halle and the Jingle Bell Express entry won best theme. In the Riding Category, Happy Haven Farm and Sanctuary won Judge’s Favorite and Billy Bob’s Pony Show (Champion Bank) won best theme.

The Colorado Convention Center is stepping up its cuisine scene to incorporate Colorado-produced eats into its concession stands. Centerplate, the Convention Center’s official caterer, has brought in Colorado suppliers such as Polidori Sausage, Continental Sausage, produce from Blue Bear Farm (Centerplate’s 5,000-square-foot urban garden), along with grass-fed beef burgers from TAG chef/owner Troy Guard, to up its good-grub game to appeal to conventioneers who bring in millions of dollars annually to support our economy. “We started this project in February by talking to talents in the country using local products and bringing authentic Colorado (cuisine) to the Convention Center,” said Laurence Rua, Centerplate’s regional vice president, during a press lunch last week. All 14 of the Convention Center concessions are now sending a clear Colorado cuisine message to visitors. “We’re designing food not just to eat, we’re designing food … to say welcome to Colorado, which is our theme of the redesign of the food program,” said John Sergi, Centerplate’s chief design officer. QR codes on concession stand signs connect with the www.visitdenver.com website to take viewers to see other eateries around town where out-of-towners can dine. Other chef consultants who were brought into the program’s redesign were Roberto Santibanez, a New York restaurateur and author of “Truly Mexican,” who created tortas and tacos using local ingredients, and Italian expert Bill Pustari from New Haven, Conn., who created pizzas using seasonal vegetables and locally sourced meats. The public is invited to try out the new food program whenever the Convention Center is open.

Spoiler alert Maxence Pestore and Trevor Mackey lead one of the horses in the Stellar PCRC Pony Club’s Christmas Carriage Parade entry.

Chaparral High School’s marching band performs during the Christmas Carriage Parade.

If you haven’t watched your recorded version of Wednesday’s “Top Chef” series on Bravo, don’t read this. Denver’s Tyler Wiard, exec chef of Elway’s steakhouse, was told to “pack his knives and go” after he was paired up with CJ, one of the show’s past chef-testants, after the reluctant duo bummed out the judges with a badly executed pork burger. But don’t count Wiard down and out quite yet. Bravo continues the contest with “Last Chance Kitchen”, a web-only battle by the ousted chefs to win a place back on the big show. On this week’s webcast, Wiard and CJ were again paired (to their amusement and chagrin) and challenged to make a dessert in competition against reigning “Last Chance Kitchen” champ Kuniko Yagi. Chef/judge Tom Colicchio declared the pair the winners of the dessert challenge for their cherry fritters and hay (yes, you read that right) ice cream. So they will move on to face the next ousted “Top Chef” contender. To see the webisode, go to www.bravotv. com/top-chef.

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Lone Tree Voice 17

December 13, 2012

Lone Tree lauds Ludwig Parker: Trice Party Dec. 13

Beethoven’s birthday to be celebrated at arts center

IF YOU GO Lone Tree Arts Center is located at 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000. Tickets for Beethoven’s Birthday Party, at 3 p.m. Dec. 16, cost $5.

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Readers of a certain age will remember Denver’s exuberant Gene Amole, who owned classical radio station KVOD. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, he staged an annual celebration of Ludwig von Schwarm Beethoven’s birthday each Dec. 16. It began with a few dozen listeners appearing for punch and cookies at the Ruby Hill radio station and grew to an oversized event at the Denver Convention Center.

Longtime radio host/ music professor Betsy Schwarm, who combines history with the classical music for Lone Tree Arts Center’s chamber music series, will host “Beethoven’s Birthday Party” at 3 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Schwarm, who teaches in Metropolitan State University’s music department, will share stories about Beethoven, who was born 282 years ago. She says this celebration is more in the spirit of Amole’s early parties. Musicians from the Colorado Symphony will play a program of great music that includes lovely waltzes. (Dancing is encouraged.) Refreshments will be available, including a cash bar. Tickets cost $5.

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Mayan calendar. The Party Like There’s No To-Maya package, priced at $12,021 (does money really matter if Earth takes a powder?), gets you and dozens of your closest friends rental of the entire 15th floor, including the British Invasion Suite and the Rolling Stone Suite plus 22 guest rooms; limousine transportation to the downtown hotel; a full floor party with two bars stocked with top-shelf alcohol, a spread of glutinous foods and decked out with party decor and rockin’ music; apocalypse-worthy guest room amenities including freeze-dried foods, gas masks, anti-radiation tablets and water purifications tablets; and a tattoo artist ready to give you the butterfly or tribal tattoo that you’ve always wanted. And if the sun does come out on Dec. 22, the hotel’s Corner Office restaurant will throw in brunch for 48 people and

limo transportation home. To book the doomsday package, go to www.thecurtis.com or call 1-800-5256651.

Meet the parents

Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is making hay in the New York gossip columns with a much higher completion rate than he ever had during his short stint here. The New York Jets backup QB apparently has introduced actress girlfriend Camilla Belle to his parents, and “mom and dad approve,” according to an item last week in the New York Post’s Page Six column, which credits In Touch magazine for the initial report. “His mom, Pam, likes that Camilla comes from a strict Catholic family, and loves that she does so much work with a children’s charity,” Page Six said, quoting an In Touch source. “Pam thinks Camilla could be the girl Tim has been waiting for!”

Trice party is this week

The third annual Trice Jewelers Holiday Party is scheduled between 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 13 in the store at 6885 S. University Blvd. (University and East Easter Avenue) in Centennial. You can shop, sip and snack knowing a percentage of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Cancer Center at the University of Colorado Hospital. RSVP to Wendy Duncan at duncanhome@q.com or by calling 303-981-8850. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

Giving is the Spirit of the Season by Terry McElhaney As the Spirit of the Holiday season begins its yearly conversion of things ordinary and trivial into things festive and reflective, The South Metro Chamber encourages all to consider those who spend the whole year in the service of others in need. The following non-profit groups are but a small sampling of organizations, both large and small who are always in need of support whether it be monetary, goods, services, or simply time. Take a moment and give thought as to how you might share a bit of yourself for the benefit of others not only this time of year, but throughout the year. Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries. Since 1987, Denver-based Project C.U.R.E. has delivered donated medical supplies and equipment to the most desperately ill and impoverished people living in more than 108 countries around the world. Last fiscal year, Project C.U.R.E. delivered 83 cargo containers valued at more than $26 million worth of medical relief to developing countries. PROJECT C.U.R.E. is currently the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment. www.projectcure.org TLC Meals on Wheels is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of our neighbors. A healthy, hot meal is delivered by caring volunteers to our clients’ door at lunch time Monday through Friday, for only $3 per day. Often one hot meal a day can make the

difference between a senior living independently and having to be institutionalized. In addition to the nutritional value of the meals, the social interaction with the volunteers delivering the meal and assuring that the senior is well encourages independence. www.mealsonwheelslittleton.org Inter-Faith Community Services provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people using community resources. Inter-Faith fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client. Serving the people of Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County, Inter-Faith is the largest non-governmental agency helping individuals, families and seniors who are struggling in the South Metro Denver area. Their goal this year is to “adopt” 550 families and 100 seniors for the holidays. www.ifcs.org

During the year, the Denver Rescue Mission provides shelter, food, clothing, education, Christian teaching, and work discipline to meet individuals at their physical and spiritual points of need. Operating five different facilities, each with a specific mission and clientele, the Denver Rescue Mission is the oldest full-service charity serving the needy in the Rocky Mountain Area. www.denverrescuemission.org

in the lives of the more than 19,000 people served each year. Goodwill promotes sustainable change throughout the community and supports a growing economy through a model that provides education, training and opportunities to help the working poor, people moving from welfare to work, and disabled adults attain true self-sufficiency. www.goodwilldenver.org Alternatives Pregnancy Center exists to care for Denver-area women and men in pregnancyrelated crises and offer them a meaningful alternative to abortion. The center seeks to meet emotional, physical and spiritual needs, enabling and encouraging women every day. Alternatives provides a “Baby Shower in a Bag” to new mothers. We are in need of new baby items including: pacifiers, baby wipes, sleepers and outfits (size 0-3 months), hooded bath towels and washcloths, bottles, baby toiletries, and grocery gift cards. Alternatives’ services are free and confidential with six metro area offices and a 24-Hour Helpline at 303.295.2288. www.youhavealternatives.org

Goodwill Industries believes in the power of work as a means to self-sufficiency and a transformational element

Colorado Community Media connects readers to 18 local communities: Arvada, Castle Rock, Centennial, Elbert County, Englewood, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Northglenn, Parker, Pikes Peak, Thornton, Tri-Lakes, Westminster and Wheat Ridge. To find out more about our communities visit www.ourColoradonews. com the online home of Colorado Community Media.

Calendar of Events For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, December 13th 7:30 am: Technology Advocates Group Monthly Discussion The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 11:30 am: HYPE Business Empowerment Group The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 3:30 pm: Women in Leadership Philanthropic Networking Holiday Event The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 5:30 pm: 2013 Legislative Reception The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Friday, December 14th 7:00 am: 26th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast - SOLD OUT. Hyatt Regency DTC, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver

The Centennial Rotary Club works on many community service projects throughout the year both locally, nationally and internationally. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries. www.rotary.org Developmental Pathways is a Colorado non-profit agency created to serve persons with developmental disabilities and their families. It was established in 1964 as a community-based alternative to institutional care. Since that time, Pathways has developed a broad array of services based on the principle that full inclusion and participation in community life is attainable for every individual with a developmental disability. www. developmentalpathways.org

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Saturday, December 15th 11:00 am: Bellco Sloan’s Lake Branch Ribbon Cutting Celebration 1931 Sheridan Blvd., Unit G1, Edgewater, CO Monday, December 17th 7:00 pm: Save Lives & Sort Medical Supplies with Project CURE 10337 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial Tuesday, December 18th 7:30 am: HYPE Business University: How to Build a Personal Brand. The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial TLC Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals and companionship to home-bound individuals.

The Denver Rescue Mission is Denver’s oldest full-service charity providing the necessities of life to those in need.

Wednesday, December 19th 4:30 pm: Ken Caryl Business Coalition Holiday Social. Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton 5:30 pm: Meet Kosama - You’ll Love It! Kosama Fitness, 7150 E. County Line Rd., Highlands Ranch Friday, December 20th 11:30 am: Energy & Sustainable Infrastructure Meeting: Governor Bill Ritter The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 3:00 pm: President’s Leadership Forum The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 4:00 pm: Chamber Unplugged The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial


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December 13, 2012

Mrs. Claus reminisces ‘Home for the Holidays’ plays at Lone Tree

IF YOU GO “Home for the Holidays” plays Dec. 18-23 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. Tickets start at $29. lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000 (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.)

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Six months ago, Chris Starkey, assisted by Paul Dwyer at Starkey Theatrix, began work on a musical holiday show to brighten the stage at Lone Tree Arts Center. Drawing on Starkey’s internal group of about 16 performers, who learned parts and are rehearsing now, plus a wealth of set local acts and the Heartbeat Band, they were able to gather a cast of 50 for an original production — “Home for the Holidays” — that will run eight times on Lone Tree’s spacious stage. A through line ties the acts together in the form of Mrs. Claus’ memories of past holidays, starting in the 1940s (while Santa was busy). Veteran local actress Sharon Kay White plays the genial lady and others in the Starkey Theatrix cast include Randy St. Pierre, Stephen Bertels, Clint Rudolph, Ronnie Gallup (also co-producer) and Seth

Castle Rock

Caikowski. Headliners include singer Mary Louise Lee, a Denver favorite (and wife of that city’s mayor); Sheryl Renee, locally known but coming from New York for this show and at the close of Act I, Sinatra impersonator Derek Evilcizor. Starkey claims he’s the best he’s seen in that role. The Jerseys will sing customized holiday lyrics to their standard tunes, dancers will skate on stage and young actors from the Academy of Theater Arts will interact with members of the Denver Broncos’ Drumline. The Heartbeat Band will back up these performers and other numbers from an Andrews Sisters medley to Christine Starkey singing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas.” Ronnie Gallup choreographed dance numbers from swing to hip-hop.

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Mary Louise Lee will perform in “Home for the Holidays” at Lone Tree Arts Center. Courtesy photo

Highlands Ranch

Abiding Word Lutheran Church Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Open and Welcoming

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Sunday Services 10 a.m.

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First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

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Where people are excited about God’s Word.

Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults 4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836

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Horizon Community Church

A Christian Reformed Ministry

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An Evangelical Presbyterian Church

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panded into the theatrical productions for Lone Tree Arts Center and Parker’s PACE Center, where Starkey recently produced “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Paul Dwyer, who helped workshop this Lone Tree production and will direct PACE’s soldout New Year’s Eve event. On next year’s calendar, so far, is a production of Michael Frayn’s classic farce “Noises Off” at Lone Tree (directed by Nick Sugar), as well as “Lost Highways.” “Always Patsy Cline” is slated for PACE, and other projects are under consideration for both venues as rights become available.

“As the producer, I piece everything together,” Starkey said. There will only be one night for tech rehearsal in the theater, which makes some of his performers a bit nervous. But he’s accustomed to putting it together quickly — often for a one-night corporate event. He said he started as a New York singer/ dancer, next performed at Disney World in Orlando, then moved to Denver in 1998 to start his own business, an entertainment production company. Starkey Productions has been in business 13 years and in the past two has ex-

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DAM extends Van Gogh hours reation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. The speaker will be Al Smith, who will give everyone in attendance at least one way to improve memory. Refreshments served at 6:30. Drawings for prizes. Suggested donation of $1 from nonmembers, who are welcome to attend. Tickets for “Becoming Van Gogh” at the Denver Art Museum are in heavy demand and the museum has been able to respond by staying open until 9 p.m. most nights (the entire Hamilton Building will be open for visitors, although the North Building will close at 5). The exhibit assembled by curator Timothy Standring, with assistance from co-curator Louis Van Tilburgh of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, consists of about 70 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, plus some by artists who influenced his development. Timed tickets include general admission, so visitors can roam elsewhere in the museum. (We especially recommend the works by El Anatsui on the fourth floor.) Reserve in advance to get the time slot you want. The Paint Studio is open on the first floor for demonstrations and information on tools and techniques used by artists. Overview of show: VanGoghDenver.com. Tickets: VanGoghDenver.com or call 720-913-0130 ($3 service charge for phone orders). Note that DAM’s new next-door neighbor has a show called “Vincent|Clyfford,” which explores connections between Van Gogh and Clyfford Still.

Rocky Mountain Christmas

“John Denver Holiday Concert” with Denver’s bandmate/friend Dan Wheetman and Broadway star Jim Newman will play through Dec. 16 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Performances:

Poignant musical

Scrooge et al

Front Range Players’ production of “A Christmas Carol” continues at 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 15 and 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at Generations Church in Castle Rock, corner of Third and Perry, across from the fire station. Directed by Sara Crandell. Tickets: $17/$14/$12/$10.

Santa sighting “Canal With Woman Washing” is an 1888 oil by Vincent Van Gogh. It is part of a private collection. Courtesy image by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 12, 13; 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 15; 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 15, 16. Tickets: $32-$62: LoneTreeArtsCenter.org, 720-509-1000.

‘Yes, Virginia’

A Macy’s grant to bring the script and score to “Yes, Virginia,” was given to the Charter to Excellence Charter School, 16995 E. Carlson Drive, Parker. The school’s production will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. The program encourages children to drop a letter to Santa in a red mailbox at their local Macy’s. Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation for every letter.

Memory tools

The Highlands Ranch Historical Society will present “Memory History: Techniques to Improve Your Memory” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Southridge Rec-

Santa’s Breakfast at The Wildlife Experience is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 15, 22, 23, 24 at the museum, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker. Children can personally deliver wish lists to Santa. Reservations required for this plated meal: $12 children, $16 seniors, $18 adults ($2 discount for members). 720-488-3344. Also on Dec. 15 and 22: Santa will lead a half-mile hike on the Nature Trail, followed by cocoa and roasted marshmallows (parent must register and accompany children). thewildlifeexperience.org/ice.

Bird count

The Audubon Center at 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd. hosts a session of the Colorado Christmas Bird Count from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15. Citizen scientists will participate in this annual ritual across the country and abroad, to check on how birds are faring from year to year. Learn to use binoculars and identify birds and hike with master birders. Make a Christmas bird ornament, drink hot chocolate. Donation-based. All ages and experience welcome. Denveraudubon.org.

CURTAIN TIME

“Next to Normal” by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will be presented Dec. 21 to Jan. 6 at The Aurora Fox Arts Center by Ignite Theatre Company. It won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for its rich score and absorbing story about a family’s battle with the mother’s mental illness. Operatic quality. Margi Lamb plays Diana Goodman. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26. Tickets: $25/$18, ignitetheatre.com, 720-362-2697.

Bah! Humbug!

“A Christmas Carol,” as adapted by David and Julie Payne, with original music by Martha Yordy, plays through Dec. 16 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, then moves to the PACE Center Dec. 20 to 23, 20000 Pike’s Peak Ave., Parker. Charles Packard directs. Performances: Aurora: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Parker: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 21, 22; 2 p.m. Dec. 22, 23. Tickets: Aurora, 303-739-1970. PACE, 303805-6800.

p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. lonetreeartscenter. org, 720-509-1000.

The hills are alive …

“The Sound of Music” by Rodgers and Hammerstein plays through Dec. 30 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and Dec 22, 29. Reserve in advance — some performances are sold out. 303-

794-2787, ext. 5 or townhallartscenter.com.

Stories on Stage

“Making Merry,” the annual holiday performance, features Jamie Horton in a return visit to read “Two of a Kind” by Sean Faolin, plus readings by GerRee Hinshaw and Erin Rollman at 1:30 and 6:30p.m. Dec. 16 at the Seawell Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Dairy Center for the Arts in

Boulder. Tickets: $25, 303494-0523, www.storiesonstage.org.

I’m dreaming …

“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” plays through Dec. 24 at the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Performances: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets: Denvercenter.org.

Lender’s Panel The South Metro Denver SBDC and SCORE are hosting a panel of experts to discuss various lending options available for small businesses

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Holiday spectacular

“Home for the Holidays,” created by Starkey Productions, brings a cast of about 50 performers: musicians, singers, dancers to the Mainstage of the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, from Dec. 18 to 23. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 1:30

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Lone TreeSPORTS

OUT OF BOUNDS

BY THE NUMBERS Points per game the Mo u n t a i n Vista boys basketball team has averaged through the first three games of the season. The Golden Eagles have beat Denver West (125-56), Green Mountain (85-59) and Evergreen (61-58).

89.7

Average number of points the Chaparral girls basketball team has outscored its first four opponents this season. The Wolverines are 4-0 and have won two games by 40 or more points.

34

Number of points the Valor Christian girls basketball team scored in the third quarter Monday night against Golden. The Eagles still won the game 45-27.

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THEY SAID IT “I know I’m definitely excited to get back to practice to rectify some of the things we did wrong.” Ponderosa girls basketball coach Greg Wellesley

Highlands Ranch’s Jalen Kittrell steals the ball from Dakota Ridge’s Elijah Davis Dec. 7. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen

Falcons get defensive in pursuit of crown Defense is the key for Highlands Ranch hoops By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com HIGHLANDS RANCH - Highlands Ranch senior forward Ryan Margheim capsulized the Falcons basketball philosophy in one statement. “If you let them score, what’s the use of having a good offense,” Margheim said. In other words, the Falcons put a lot of emphasis on defense. “Defense is a very important part of our scheme,” said senior Isaiah Parros. “That’s what we focus on. We get a lot of easy baskets off our defense. We really look at it as our key.” Last week, seventh-ranked Highlands Ranch whipped Dakota Ridge, 61-41, before losing for the first time this season, 5344, at Fossil Ridge. In the first four games this season, the Falcons are allowing 49.8 points

“We’re getting better. It’s early in the season, we are going to make mistakes but we have to move on and get better.” Highlands Ranch senior basketball player Ryan Margheim

Highlands Ranch’s Zach Braxton does back up to the basket after rebounding the ball Dec. 7.

‘It’s always been the same, 20 years ago or 40 years ago. Kids will buy in if they know it will make them a better player and a better team.’ Bob Caton per game and forcing eight turnovers a contest. Highlands Ranch coach Bob Caton has never had trouble convincing players that success on the basketball court begins with good defensive play. “It’s always been the same, 20 years ago or 40 years ago,” he said. “Kids will buy in if they know it will make them a better player and a better team.” Parros, a 6-foot-4 senior, has always been a defender since he started playing basketball. “I’ve always been a defensive-minded person,” said Parros. “Offense really wasn’t my strength so I focused on defense because I could get steals and that leads to offense and I could get easy baskets. “Defense is mostly heart. It’s will, get down and guard the person in front of you. The techniques can be learned but it is all heart.” For the first two weeks of practice this season, the attention of Falcon practices was on defense. “Coach Caton really emphasizes defense,” said Margheim. “I know he’s a great offensive coach too but you’re not going to get the ball unless you play defense. “We really emphasized defense those first couple weeks of practice. By playing good defense those first couple games allowed us to focus a little more on offense.” Parros is the team’s second leading

Highlands Ranch’s Evan Motlong dribbles past a defender Dec. 7 during the Falcons’ victory against Dakota Ridge.

scorer, averaging 10.5 points per game for a team that is scoring at a 54.8 clip. He is averaging 3.3 steals per game. Junior Evan Motlong leads the Falcons with a 16.8 scoring average and Margheim scores 8 points a game. Highlands Ranch has a tough nonleague schedule to tune up for upcoming games in the always-tough Continental League. “This league is so balanced,” Caton said. “It’s like the old days in the Denver Prep League. There are a lot of good teams in the Continental League. I don’t think any of our teams are as good as they’ve been in the past but I think we’re all about the same. It’s a real balanced league. It hasn’t dropped off. It’s going to be a dog fight.” The Falcons haven’t avoided scheduling tough non-league games like against Fossil Ridge and Grandview. Highlands Ranch played No. 5 Aurora Central Tuesday and has a February game scheduled against top-ranked Denver East. “That’s what we want,” said Caton. “We want to play tough competition.”


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Sports Etc.: Local Mitey-Mites prove mighty By Jim Benton

games in Florida, including a 16-6 win over a team from Carson Calif. which concluded a season that was dedicated to Victor Hawkins, an assistant coach and father of Mountain Lions player Beau who died in July. “The kids were really excited,” said Burrage. “They believed this was a blessed end to the season. One of my assistant coaches passed away three weeks before the season started. So we dedicated the season to Victor Hawkins. This was a special season just because of what was going on.

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com Coach Dennis Burrage called it a special season. Burrage was head coach of the Highlands Ranch Mountain Lions, a Pop Warner Mitey-Mites team of 7-and-8 year old players who recently were invited to represent the Southwest region in the Pop Warner Super Bowl games at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. The Mountain Lions won two of three

“We put a VH sticker on our helmets and Beau handled it very well. I know it was a huge obstacle for him to be 8-years-old and lose his Dad. We worked with him with the troubles he had to overcome every single week, every single game. “Usually I have different captains but those three games in Florida, Beau was the captain. He decided himself that he wanted to play this season and I believe he had a great time. One game he had 14 tackles.” The Mountain Lions, who were 9-1 and outscored opponents 310-69 during the

regular season, proved in Orlando that Colorado football can’t be overlooked and that also made the season special. “The perception is the kids in Colorado, especially with football, don’t measure up to other kids nationally, especially California, Texas and Florida. “We played an Indiana team, a North Carolina team and a Los Angeles team from Carson which was supposed to be the best team. We beat them, 16-6. They were bigger, stronger and faster but our kids had more determination.”

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Carols, Communion & Candlelight at all services. 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Children’s and Family Service 5:00 p.m. Contemporary Service Crossroads Band

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Merry Christmas


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Survey: Highlands Ranch also did well Survey continues from Page 1

Tree is sitting in a really good position, (though) sometimes expectations are so high it’s hard to live up to what they expect of us.” Mayor Jim Gunning said the results don’t mean the council can rest on its

laurels. “The survey shows what you did yesterday,” he said. “So you need to think about what you’re doing tomorrow.” About 10 percent of the city’s 11,000 residents filled out the survey. The city’s cost for the 2012 survey is

about $21,000. NRC recently conducted a similar survey for the Highlands Ranch Community Association, which showed a similar level of contentment. There, 93 percent of respondents rated the quality of life “excellent” or “good.”

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Qualman honored as fire chief of the year Staff report South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Chief Daniel Qualman was awarded the first-ever George Mazzotti

Fire Chief of the Year Award in Keystone. The award was presented by the Colorado State Fire Chiefs and the Division of Fire Prevention and

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Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE

District Court, Douglas County, Colorado Court Address: 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO 80109

Public Trustee Sale No. 2012-1330 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/2/2012 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: BARBARA B SMITH AND KEVIN M SMITH Original Beneficiary: WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/9/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 10/2/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008067288 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $395,442.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $377,877.29 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 69, THE FAIRWAYS, FILING 1-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8396 Green Island Cir, Lone Tree, CO 80124 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale FREE as provided by law and in said Deed ofEstimages Trust. & Inspections THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Douglas County Wilcox Building, 301 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: 11/29/2012 Last Publication: 12/27/2012 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/2/2012 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: EMILY JENSIK Colorado Registration #: 31294 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1068.05526 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2012-1330 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/2/2012 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: BARBARA B SMITH AND KEVIN M SMITH Original Beneficiary: WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/9/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 10/2/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008067288 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $395,442.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $377,877.29 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 69, THE FAIRWAYS, FILING 1-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8396 Green Island Cir, Lone Tree, CO 80124 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Douglas County Wilcox Building, 301 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: 11/29/2012 Last Publication: 12/27/2012 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/2/2012 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: EMILY JENSIK Colorado Registration #: 31294 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2012-1330 First Publication: 11/29/2012 Last Publication: 12/27/2012 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on JANUARY 5, 2013, final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and CONTRACT MANAGEMENT INC., dba US ROADS for the FAIRWOOD AND GARWOOD ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION IN ROXBOROUGH VILLAGE PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2012006 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said CONTRACT MANAGEMENT INC., dba US ROADS for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said JANUARY 5, 2013, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Director of Engineering Services, with a copy to the Project Manager, Pete George, Community Planning and Sustainable Development, Engineering Division, Phillip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Director of Engineering Services. Legal Notice No.: 926896 First Publication: December 6, 2012 Second Publication: December 13, 2012 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Account Number: 00012184

TO THE RESPONDENTS NAMED ABOVE: You are notified that SEAN C. STANLEY a/k/a SEAN STANLEY, D.O.B. 12/13/1982 has been listed as the possible Father of the child TAYTON WORTHING, D.O.B. 10/29/1998. You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named child is 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 December 26, 2012, at 10:00 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, WITHOUR FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILD AS A DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILD.

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE District Court, Douglas County, Colorado Court Address: 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO 80109 THE PEOPLE OF THE STA+TE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: Tayton Worthing, D.O.B. 10/29/1998 And concerning: Judy Carlstrom, Grandmother Natasha Lorenzo, Mother Sean Stanley, Father Respondents, Special Respondent: Jared Lorenzo, Stepfather Attorney for Department: John Thirkell 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Phone Number: 303-663-7726 FAX Number: 303-688-5894 Atty. Reg.#: 13865 Case Number: 11JV230 Division 2 Courtroom 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 19-3 -503, C.R.S. 2011. TO THE RESPONDENTS NAMED ABOVE: You are notified that SEAN C. STANLEY a/k/a SEAN STANLEY, D.O.B. 12/13/1982 has been listed as the possible Father of the child TAYTON WORTHING, D.O.B. 10/29/1998. You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named child is 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 December 26, 2012, at 10:00 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, WITHOUR FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILD AS A DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILD. 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 child 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

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 child 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(5.5), C.R.S. 2012, 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:December 4, 2012 John Thirkell #13865 Assistant County Attorney Legal Notice No: 926921 First Publication: December 13, 2012 Last Publication: December 13, 2012 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press 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: BRANDON TAMURA, D.O.B. 07/26/1994 A Child and Concerning ERIN GRABOWSKI, Mother, RODNEY TAMURA, Possible Father JERRY GRABOWSKI, Maternal Grandfather, And ANDREA GRABOWSKI, Maternal StepGrandmother, Respondents. Attorney for Department: John Thirkell 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Phone Number: 303-663-7726 FAX Number: 303-688-5894 Atty. Reg.#: 13865 E-mail: jthirkel@douglas.co.us Case Number: 12JV145 Division 2 Courtroom 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 19-3 -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 child is 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.

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: BRANDON TAMURA, D.O.B. 07/26/1994 A Child and Concerning ERIN GRABOWSKI, Mother, RODNEY TAMURA, Possible Father JERRY GRABOWSKI, Maternal Grandfather, And ANDREA GRABOWSKI, Maternal StepGrandmother, Respondents. Attorney for Department: John Thirkell 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Phone Number: 303-663-7726 FAX Number: 303-688-5894 Atty. Reg.#: 13865 E-mail: jthirkel@douglas.co.us Case Number: 12JV145 Division 2 Courtroom 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 19-3 -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 child is 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.

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A hearing has been set for December 26, 2012, at 10:00 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, WITHOUR FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILD AS A DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILD. A Special Respondent is subject to the Court's Jurisdiction for appropriate protective and treatment plan orders. 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 child 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. 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(5.5), C.R.S. 2012, 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:December 4, 2012. s s / / J o h n T h i r k e l l J o h n T h i r k e l l # 1 3 8 6 5 Assistant County Attorney Legal Notice No: 926922 First Publication: December 13, 2012 Last Publication: December 13, 2012 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) NO. 059-12 PRINTING AND STATIONERY The Purchasing Division of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible qualified firms for the provision of the purchase of Printing and Stationery, for all County Departments/Offices, on an as-needed basis, for a period of approximately twelve (12) months, beginning in January 2013 to and including December 31, 2013.

Public Notice INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) NO. 059-12 PRINTING AND STATIONERY

The Purchasing Division of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible qualified firms for the provision of the purchase of Printing and Stationery, for all County Departments/Offices, on an as-needed basis, for a period of approximately twelve (12) months, beginning in January 2013 to and including December 31, 2013.

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The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E Purchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses.

Bid responses will be received until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Two (2) copies of your bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Invitation for Bid (IFB) #059-12, Printing and Stationery”. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. Bids will not be considered which are received after the time stated and any bids so received will be returned unopened.

Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid 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 bidder.

Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7430 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Carolyn S. Riggs, CPPB Purchasing Supervisor Legal Notice No.: 926923 First Publication: December 13, 2012 Last Publication: December 13, 2012 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 18, 2012 beginning at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Douglas will conduct a public hearing concerning the proposed adoption of a resolution amending the 2012 adopted budget. Any interested elector of Douglas County may file an objection to the proposed amendment to the budget at any time prior to it’s final adoption by the Board of County Commissioners. A copy of said resolution may be obtained for inspection at the offices of the County Commissioners at the above address in Castle Rock, Colorado, or viewed on-line at www.douglas.co.us. Legal Notice No.: 926929 First Publication: December 13, 2012 Last Publication: December 13, 2012 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press


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