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January 10, 2014 Arapahoe County, Colorado | Volume 13, Issue 8 A publication of

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New city council members debut Turley, Truhlar, Gotto and Whelan sworn in at Jan. 6 meeting By George Lurie

glurie@coloradocommunitymedia.com Centennial’s city council received a fresh infusion of energy and ideas this week as four first-time council members were sworn into office. Taking their seats on the dais at the Jan. 6 city council meeting were: Kathy Turley, representing District 1; Doris Truhlar in District 2; Mark Gotto in District 3; and CJ Whelan in District 4.

Mayor Cathy Noon, who handily won re-election this past November, was also sworn in for a second term during the meeting. “I have been contemplating this occasion for weeks,” said Turley. “This new assignment will be an awesome task and the most serious responsibility — other than being married to the same man for 41 years and raising three children — I have ever encountered in my lifetime.” Turley said she was approaching her new responsibilities with both enthusiasm and a bit of “anxiety and trepidation.” “I am humbled that thousands of people have given me their vote of confidence Council continues on Page 9

Centennial’s presiding municipal judge, Ford Wheatey, swears in District 3 council member Mark Gotto just prior to the Jan. 6 city council meeting. Photo by George Lurie

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Interchange work gains city support $74 million project will bring facelift at I-25/Arapahoe Road By George Lurie

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In a matchup of Class 5A heavyweights, Arapahoe High defeated Mountain Vista 63-55 on Jan. 4 in the Warriors’ first game at home since the Dec. 13 shooting at the school. Here, Mountain Vista’s Graham Smith (25) grabs a rebound. For more coverage, turn to Page 16. Photo by Paul DiSalvo

Marijuana, driving can lead to DUI Motorists must submit to test if officer suspects impairment Staff report State officials are reminding the public that just because marijuana is now legal, driving under its influence is decidedly illegal. “From the perspective of law enforcement, the legalization of recreational marijuana hasn’t changed the DUI law. If you drive high, you will get a DUI,” said Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Officers are trained to detect impairment of all substances, including marijuana.” All police officers are trained to detect when someone is drunk or high, and many are specially trained drug-recognition experts. Littleton Police Cmdr. Trent Cooper says nothing will change for local departments.

“Amendment 64 doesn’t change anything for us, currently, in terms of enforcement of DUID,” he said. “Basically, an officer would have to suspect impairment, then conduct the standard DUID investigation.” Colorado requires all drivers to consent to a chemical test if a police officer has reasonable grounds to believe they are driving under the influence. Consequences of refusing the test include the immediate suspension of your driver’s license for a year, classification as a “persistent drunk driver,” mandatory ignition interlock for two years and alcohol education and therapy classes as specified by law. It’s also illegal to consume or display marijuana on any public roadway or to have it in an open container in your car, as with alcohol. The state has established the legal limit for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, at five nanograms per milliliter of blood. “There are some who do not feel that

marijuana can impair driving, but it does,” said Darrell Lingk, director of CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety. “Marijuana affects reaction time, short-term memory, hand-eye coordination, concentration and perception of time and distance.” According to the Colorado Judicial Branch, there were 24,742 DUI and DWAI cases filed in 2012 throughout the state of Colorado. If convicted, the offender is required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. Out of 23,519 evaluations in 2012, marijuana was involved in 1,045. “We’re trying to gather as many facts as possible about marijuana-impaired driving to give us a baseline on the current situation in Colorado to better inform and educate the public on this issue,” said Amy Ford, director of communications at CDOT. “Recreational marijuana is a new liberty afforded to Coloradans 21 years old and older, and we urge people to be responsible by not driving impaired.” For more information, visit www.HeatIsOnColorado.com.

At their first meeting of 2014, the Centennial City Council unanimously approved a resolution allowing Mayor Cathy Noon to send a “letter of assurance” to the Colorado Department of Transportation reaffirming the city’s willingness to participate in the $74 million project to reconstruct the I-25/Arapahoe Road Interchange. The project, which is being spearheaded by CDOT and Arapahoe County, will re-engineer and replace portions of Arapahoe Road as well as on and off ramps to I-25. Construction plans also call for replacement of the bridge on which traffic on I-25 passes over Arapahoe Road. CDOT asked the City of Centennial as well as city officials in Greenwood Village for the letters as a means to formally confirm the cities were still willing to help pay for the reconstruction project. Travis Greiman, Centennial’s engineering manager, said three of the four quadrants surrounding the interchange are in Greenwood Village and the quadrant on the southwest corner of the interchange is within Centennial’s jurisdiction. “The letter is not legally binding,” Greiman said. “However, it is a requirement from CDOT in order for their funding to be awarded.” The project, which has been under consideration for nearly a decade, got a big boost in October 2013 when CDOT was awarded $50 million in so-called RAMP (Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships) funding. Greiman said that while neither Centennial nor Greenwood Village has yet to commit to a specific amount of funding for the project, the additional $24 million City continues on Page 5

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January 10, 2014

Son takes family to uncharted territory Neil DiLorenzo lays the brown folder on the kitchen table. As he tells the tale and to better illustrate his point, he pulls out a map, a list of coordinates, a copy of an email, a log of emergency numbers. The thick file holds a literal paper trail, meticulously plotted, of his son’s extraordinary expedition in unsettled lands far away, a trip of self-discovery taken like pilgrims of old, on foot, alone, depending on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter. And, in this day of immediate and unceasing communication, no cell phone or laptop, therefore — for the most part — no connection to family or friends. “It did hit me, several weeks into it — he’s homeless,” Neil says. “I saw a homeless man and thought, `That’s my son,’ except he’s in a foreign land.” They call it Donovan’s Journey. But make no mistake: It’s Neil and Michelle DiLorenzo’s journey, too, one more in the life of parents, this one lived daily with a worry that hunkers in their hearts, even as they celebrate the unique courage of their child’s unusual quest. Neil: “We don’t really understand why he’s doing this.” Michelle: “It’s something that’s calling him.” Neil: “I think he felt he had to do this to discover himself, to see if he could live without the support of anyone.” For Donovan DiLorenzo, 42, the oldest of Neil and Michelle’s four children, an early career path seemed clear: Make money, lots of it. And as a marketing account executive working for top ad agencies, he was close to earning his first million before 9-11. But the devastating calamity shook him and rearranged his priorities. After researching urban school districts across the country, he decided to teach in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, a predominantly African-American neighborhood struggling with deep poverty. He earned a master’s in education while teaching there. As Katrina bore down, he delivered

two carloads of Ninth Ward residents to his sister’s home in Arkansas for safety, and later relocated them to Dallas — he still keeps in touch with the families. After Katrina, he gutted flooded homes, cooked in community kitchens and distributed supplies and information to victims. In 2006, he joined the Peace Corps and spent 28 months teaching in Malawi in southeast Africa, one of the world’s least-developed countries. He returned to New Orleans, teaching in a charter school, while also housing and supporting several immigrants from Malawi. “He doesn’t have anything,” Neil says, “but he gives everything he has.” Last summer, Donovan decided to act on a new dream — a pilgrimage through the Middle East and India with the possibility of writing a book about those experiences. To prepare, he gave away all his possessions, including his cell phone and laptop. He mailed books and mementos to his parents’ Highlands Ranch home. He kept one change of clothes, a sleeping bag, a tent and his bike and began cycling to Colorado. For three weeks, Neil and Michelle didn’t know where he was, or how he was. “It was,” says Michelle, who texts her children good morning every day, “awful.” One afternoon, they spotted him riding down the street. “He looked like the UPS man,” Neil says. But Donovan’s test run had proved successful. Planning began for the big journey.

“We really wanted him to buy a cell phone,” Neil says. “He refused. He didn’t want to be able to communicate with anyone.” A friend told Neil about a lightweight GPS tracker that fits in the palm of a hand. “You’re not talking to us,” Neil told Donovan. “You’re not really communicating. At least, as long as the coordinates are moving, we’ll know you’re alive.” So, Donovan agreed. Every three days, he would activate the GPS device. Neil would plot the latitude and longitude on maps and be able to follow his route. The outgoing, friendly boy who loved sports but not hiking or being outdoors, and who often took three showers a day because he was a bit of a clean freak, strapped on Teva sandals, determined to push his boundaries even further. He boarded an airplane for Jordan Aug. 26. “This journey is really a pilgrimage of sorts,” he wrote before he left on a website set up by family to track his travels. “I’ll walk a good portion of my travels such that the journey is slower by nature, giving me more time to think, write and connect with others . . . . As in a traditional pilgrimage, I step out without many resources and see how life unfolds. Not expecting this to very easy, but meaningful.” He had enough money and a credit card to buy local clothing and necessary border and travel documents. The first night in Amman, he spent in a hotel. And then, he was on his way. The first three weeks, Neil and Michelle slept two to three hours a night. Neil developed a routine, checking email as soon as he woke to see if the GPS tracker had sent coordinates, then heading down to the kitchen for coffee with Michelle. One of the earliest locations came through Sept. 2. Neil spreads the map of Jordan, Syria and Israel on the table. His finger jabs the location he has circled in black marker. “He was trying to cross the King Hussein bridge. . . which

made me nervous because he’s going from Jordan to Israel . . . ” On Sept. 6, another set of coordinates arrived. They put Donovan just south of the Sea of Galilee. “He’s two, three miles from the Syrian border,” Neil says. “Within a day of that, Obama said we’re going to declare war. For all I knew, he knew nothing of the problem. . . . (A friend in Egypt) said he’s got to get out of there; he’s got to get a gas mask. We were just totally petrified.” Michelle misses being able to talk to Donovan every day. “I am very nervous . . . that has been really, really hard not knowing where he’s at,” she says. But “you have to let them do their own thing.” Sometimes, finding the locations doesn’t alleviate the worry. Neil folds open another map, a topographical one that seems to depict mountains and no roads. “When I see him in the middle of nowhere, like this,” he says, “it makes me even more concerned.” But Neil has become an expert map finder. What seems like mountains on one map turns out to be hills with a dirt road on another. Neil’s maps trace Donovan’s journey with careful precision. He circles the coordinate locations in black marker and writes the date, then highlights the route in yellow. Occasional emails from Donovan are carefully tagged and posted onto the website, donovansjourney.com, so that family and friends can follow, too. Neil posts information on Facebook, as well. Donovan has journaled three stories about his trip so far, also on the website. He writes about sleepless nights in the open listening to packs of wild dogs outside of Nazareth, the spontaneous kindness of strangers inviting him to tea and conversation, playing with children near the Dead Sea. After walking 661 miles through the Healey continues on Page 9

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City taking inventory of fiber optic assets Preparation for 2G business plan begins to move forward By George Lurie

glurie@coloradocommunitymedia.com Less than two months after voters handily approved Ballot Initiative 2G, Centennial officials have started the process of taking an inventory of the city’s existing fiber optic network assets. Assessing the condition and capacity of the network is necessary in order to prepare a business plan, according to Councilman Ken Lucas, who has been leading the city council’s efforts on 2G. Lucas said this week that some of the city’s existing

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Laughter, light and forgiveness fill arena Celebration of Claire Davis’ life draws thousands By Jennifer Smith

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will likely come from a combination of local and federal sources. The letter of assurance approved this week by the city council lays the groundwork for an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) that will now be worked out between the city and CDOT. “In the coming months, we will negotiate an IGA with CDOT,” Greiman told city council members. The IGA, Greiman explained, will include “specific funding” commitments as well as “roles and responsibilities” of all of the parties involved in the project. “I know we’re still having some discussions with CDOT,” Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon said at the Jan. 6 council meeting. “And I know Greenwood Village was (in the

Mourners light up the night with candles at the end of the celebration of the life of Claire Davis at the National Western Stock Show Complex on Jan. 1. Photos by Jennifer Smith event — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Olympian and Centennial resident Missy Franklin all spoke, and Claire’s favorite band, One Direction, sent their regrets. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson was recognized with a standing ovation, and praise went out to all the first responders, including Deputy James Englert, the school-resource officer who got to the scene within seconds, and firefighters from Littleton Fire Rescue Station 15, who rushed Claire to Littleton Adventist Hospital. But it was the people who knew Claire who brought her to life for those who didn’t. They told tales of screaming at teen-idol concerts, giggling for hours on end, making friendship bracelets, drinking milkshakes and talking about boys. “Almost every moment I spent with Claire we were laughing,” said Mary Strauss, a friend since middle school. “Over the years she taught me so much, but most importantly, how to love someone more than you love yourself.” Rebecca Johnson, Claire’s riding coach for seven years, said Claire was a fierce competitor on her horse, Graphite Gran Grannus, but rode with grace under pressure and true class. “Above all else, she was kind, and the horses knew that, and they loved her,” said Johnson, who nicknamed Claire “Fluffy Rainbow Child.” “She left me an improved woman and a better coach,” she said. “Claire was my friend, and loved her, and I know that love was returned.” Near the end of the ceremony, Johnson walked the horse out and retired the saddle of his fallen rider, presenting it to Claire’s mother. Poos-Benson sent the mourners home with a message to be vigilant in working to end the violence. “You need to go find the Karl Piersons in process of ) passing their letter of assurance as well.” In terms of the letter’s specific promises to CDOT, Noon said city officials plan to send “the exact same message” as Greenwood Village. “I just want to make sure we have a common message coming from the area,” she added. An Environmental Assessment (EA), which began in 2009 and was completed in 2012, took a closer look at potential negative impacts the reconstruction project might have on the area surrounding the busy interchange. The final result of the assessment, Greiman said, was that there would be “no significant impact” to area residents or businesses. Design work on the new interchange is expected to begin early this year. In order to be eligible for the RAMP funding, reconstruction of the interchange must be completed by December 2017.

Rebecca Johnson, Claire Davis’ riding coach, leads Claire’s horse out of the arena after presenting the saddle to Claire’s parents. our community, and ask those Karls, ‘What are you doing? Where are you? We need you to be a part of us,’ ” he said. “You need to make sure that Karl gets help.” Claire’s parents and older brother, Alexander, thanked the community for its incredible support throughout their un-

imaginable ordeal. “She knew what it meant to have a friend and to be a friend,” said her father. “She was learning to find her bliss. The world was a better place with her in it, but we are coming to accept that it was time for us to return the gift to the giver.”

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A case of Denver déjà vu? Last year’s battles will surface again this legislative session By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradcommunitymedia.com Going into this year’s legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle insist that their next 120 days of work will focus on jobs and the economy. But the reality is that Democrats and Republicans will spend a good portion of their time refighting old battles inside the Capitol. Polarizing issues from last year’s session — rural energy mandates; oil and gas industry regulations; election reform; and, yes, gun control — will be debated again. It’s enough to make Yogi Berra proud, because a good portion of this year’s session will seem like deja vu all over again. “When you look at the outcry from the last session, there are some things that need to be looked at again,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. “And we will have an opportunity to fix them.” Republicans will sponsor bills that seek to undo a Democrat-sponsored gun control package that was placed into law following last year’s session. The package led to new laws that created universal background checks on gun sales; limited the amount of ammunition that a high-capacity magazine can hold; and restricted domestic violence offenders’ access to guns. But Democratic leaders aren’t interested in having the same gun debates from last session, ones that led to emotionally-charged testimony and marathon committee hearings and floor votes. “We’re ready to move forward in Colorado and solve the problems that people are telling us we need to solve,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. “We don’t need to rehash the same fights we fought over last year.” But Democrats won’t have much a choice. Besides gun legislation, Cadman said that his party will introduce bills that seek “fixes” to an election reform bill last session, one that created same-day voter registration in Colorado. Also, look for a bill from House Republicans that would scale back legislation signed into law last year, which doubled the renewable-energy mandate for rural electric cooperatives. “Since it passed, the passion from the people in rural Colorado about how it’s going to be detrimental to them has not let up,” said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-

Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, speaks to reporters inside her Capitol office on Jan. 2, as Sens. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, and Rollie Heath, DBoulder, listen. Photo by Vic Vela Loveland. “If the rural peoples’ voice is wanting to be beard, I hope that Ferrandino and his crew will at least take a look at that.” The House GOP will introduce a slate of bills that would reduce regulations on small businesses and will focus on helping economies in rural communities, DelGrosso said. DelGrosso said that last year’s session was more “leftcentric” than what Coloradans had bargained for. He said that voters’ resentment over major pieces of Democratsponsored legislation was apparent during the recall election losses by Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo. Evie Hudak of Westminster resigned rather than face her own recall attempt. “I think some of the gun debate obviously started that, but I think overall the folks that were voting in the recall election were like, ‘I don’t think the people representing us were focusing on us,’” DelGrosso said. Ferrandino rejects that assertion. He said that gun background checks are working and that the voices among Colorado’s rural community are being heard. The House speaker pointed to legislation passed last year that provided grants to help rural communities diversify their economies and a separate bill that created a health and social services center inside Bent County’s Fort Lyon Correctional Facility. Ferrandino also reminded his Republican colleagues that debate was never cut off last year, on any issue. “I’ve made a concerted effort to make sure everybody has a voice,” the House speaker said. “Just because you don’t get your way doesn’t mean your voice isn’t being heard. While it’s a good talking point for the other side, the facts don’t support that assertion.” Ferrandino said that the first priority of the House will

be to work on flood and wildfire legislation, which should come with strong bipartisan support. Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said the first bill out the Senate aims to curb escalating college tuition costs that are “crippling a generation of opportunity for kids.” Carroll also previewed legislation that seeks reduce the financial burden on parents for child care costs. Carroll said that she expects legislation on oil and gas industry regulations. She said there is “a good chance” that the Senate will pass legislation that died last year, which would raise fines on companies for toxic spills. Carroll is not naïve to the new reality in the Senate. Because of the recall election efforts, her party’s majority has been reduced to a single vote. She is hopeful that Senate Republicans will support many Democratic bills, but acknowledges that some battles will be difficult. “The 18-17 vote really matters,” she said. Carroll hopes the two sides can move beyond partisan politics this session. “The people really are sick of bickering,” she said. “They’re sick of partisan mudslinging. They’re tired of excuses. They frankly don’t want to hear it. They don’t want to know who is to blame for what; they just want us to get the job done.” Meanwhile, Cadman insists that his party isn’t over-estimating Coloradans’ “outcry” from last year, by trying to undo laws that are already on the books. “We’re not proposing legislation based on reactions,” he said. “We are proposing legislation based on fixing the things we think (Democrats) did wrong. So it’s not a popularity contest. This about doing what we feel is right and, frankly, correcting what we feel was wrong. Period.”

Judge reduces Donohue’s sentence Six-month reduction of 10-year prison term ordered By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Conner Donohue, the hit and run driver in the crash that killed Englewood detective Jeremy Bitner, had his 10-year sentence reduced by six months by order of 18th Judicial District Judge Marilyn Antrim. Donohue’s attorneys requested a resentencing hearing and it was granted Jan. 3. Lisa Pinto, information officer for the 18th Judicial District, reported the district attorney’s office opposed the defense request for a two-year sentence reduction. Both sides presented witnesses. Donohue sought the sentence reduction in order to be eligible for one of the rehabilitation programs available. It has been reported the judge noted factors such as the fact Donohue had no criminal record prior to the crash and his good behavior in prison

in handing down her ruling, reducing Donohue’s sentence by six months. District Attorney George Brauchler issued a statement that said he respected the judge’s decision and the reality is that a sixmonth reduction in a 10-year prison sentence only makes Donohue eligible for parole two to three months earlier. “The bigger issue here is the weakness and inequity of ColoDonohue rado law in this area,” Brauchler continued. “When a person who breaks someone’s nose in a bar fight faces more mandatory prison than a drunk driver who runs over a police officer leaving that same bar, the law is broken.” The decision to reduce the sentence didn’t sit well with the Englewood police. “We felt a just sentence was handed down on May 31,” said John Collins, police chief. “Unfortunately, the interests of the defendant to get into a rehabilitation program now out-

weighed what was, at best, an appropriate sentence.” Donohue pleaded guilty Feb. 22, 2013 to felony charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. He also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on May 31. The charges were filed as a result of the hit-and-run crash that happened just after midnight May 28, 2012 on Broadway just south of Belleview Avenue. Donohue was driving the car that hit officer Bitner and Kevin Montoya, the motorist Bitner had pulled over for a traffic violation. Donohue then sped off but he was stopped and arrested short time later by Littleton police. Bitner, a Centennial resident, died as a result of the injuries he received and Montoya survived his injuries, Two hours after the crash, Donohue, a Littleton resident, had a bloodalcohol level of .252 when he struck Bitner and the other man.


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Organ donors always needed By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com If Joseph Gutierrez could give thanks this holiday season for the best gift he ever got, this is what he would say: “Thanks for having a son or daughter who was selfless in becoming a donor, because it helped save my life and my arm.” And if Carol Hutchinson-Stepp could accept such thanks, she would say: “It feels really wonderful to know that there’s still a part of our son here that’s alive. Not being able to see those eyes is a tragedy, but those eyes allowed two other people to see. … Hopefully whoever has his eyes are seeing birds for the first time, or their children for the time, through his eyes.” Roxborough resident Gutierrez and Littleton resident Hutchinson-Stepp don’t know each other, and neither of them know who their words should go to. But they both know that organ donation benefits both the recipient and the families of the deceased. Hutchinson-Stepp’s 25-year-old stepson, C. Jay, died in February 2012 of congestive heart failure. It was completely unexpected, as the fun-loving young man was rarely sick. “We saw him in January for the Super Bowl,” she remembers. “We had no idea he was that sick. “He died Feb. 29, so the anniversary of

his death is only every four years. Even in death, he did it his own way. The tears still come, and they probably always will. He lived his own life and had his own path, and we’re proud of him for that.” She says when the family realized he had made the “very adult, grown-up decision” to be an organ donor, they knew they had to honor that choice. Though the disease had ravaged much of his body, his corneas were able to give the gift of sight to two people. In November 2011, Gutierrez began having trouble with his left arm. It was swollen and painful, and he thought he had a torn rotator cuff. An MRI revealed something much worse — a giant-cell tumor. Although benign, such tumors can metastasize into the lungs. His had begun to eat away at the bone in his upper arm, and doctors found it necessary to replace it with a donor humerus. The tumor has come back twice, necessitating two more surgeries, but his new bone has weathered the storm. “You kind of feel sorry for yourself when you’re in a situation like mine, but then you hear the donor families’ stories and you think, `You know what? You don’t have it so bad.’ At least they were able to save my arm,” said Gutierrez, who is retired from his long-time career as an Englewood postal carrier. He’s gotten the opportunity to meet

C. Jay Stepp, stepmom Carole and dad Charlie spend a day at Elitch’s during happier times, before C. Jay’s unexpected death. Courtesy photo many donors’ families through volunteering with Donor Alliance, the Limb Preservation Foundation and AlloSource, a large tissue-processing company in Centennial. That involvement garnered him a spot on the “Gift of Life” float two years running in both Denver’s Parade of Lights and the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s been a real rewarding experience,” he said. “Even though I’ve had three operations on my arm, I’ve gotten to meet some really fantastic people.” Waving to the crowds with his left arm is

South Metro Denver SBDC Announces Winners and Graduates of Fall 2013 Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series by Natalie Harden, South Metro Denver SBDC The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) graduated its most recent Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series for Entrepreneurs and Start-up participants on December 4th. The graduation ceremony was held at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, where participants have been spending one evening a week for the past twelve weeks gaining instruction on how to write a comprehensive business plan. In attendance were Darrell Schulte, President of the Colorado Business Bank Littleton Branch; John Brackney, President/CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber; and Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the South Metro Denver SBDC. Colorado Business Bank is the corporate sponsor of the Leading Edge Strategic Planning Series Program. Twelve participants participated in the course and were awarded with certificates recognizing their accomplishment. At the end of the course, participants were invited to submit their business plans into a class competition, with three winners being chosen and announced at the graduation ceremony. Jon Ewoniuk of Stash won first place and was awarded $300; Cindy Weist of Western States Sales won second place and received $200; and Andra Lewis of Blush and Birch won third place and was awarded $100. “The twelve participants spent a great deal of time and energy in researching, writing and creating their business plans. We applaud their accomplishment. Our instructor Stefanie Dalgar of Dalgar Communications, LLC, guided the participants through the coursework with ease and expertise allowing existing and start-up entrepreneurs to contribute

South Metro Denver Chamber Hosts Annual Legislative Reception On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 the South Metro Denver Chamber hosted its annual legislative reception. The event, held in the atrium at Columbia College’s Aurora campus, was attended by more than 50 business leaders from the south metro area and 7 state legislators. The program began with a toast delivered by Andrew Graham, owner of Clinic Service. Senators Linda Newell (D-Littleton) and David Balmer (R-Centennial) joined Representatives Angela Williams (D-Denver), Chris Holbert (R-Parker), Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough), Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills / Englewood), and Spencer Swalm (R-Centennial) to provide a recap of the 2013 legislative session and a preview of the 2014 legislative session. Major themes included job creation and easing the burden on small businesses. John Brackney, President & CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber applauded the legislators’ bipartisan tone. “We were all encouraged to see how much these legislators respect each other and we urge them to work together throughout the session for the benefit of our state.” Jeff Wasden, the Chamber’s Vice-Chair of Public Affairs echoed those sentiments and expressed the gratitude of the business community for the legislators’ service to South Metro Denver. Carol Braverman, co-owner of Mountaintop Acupuncture, enjoyed both the presenters and those present: “[It was] so interesting to hear each legislator’s achievements and upcoming agendas, and the attendees were equally engaging.” The Chamber thanks the event’s presenting sponsor Clinic Service, venue sponsor Columbia College, and catering sponsor Sava Catering. For more information on the Chamber’s public policy activities and future politically oriented events such as our Chamber Day at the Capitol on February 26th, join the South Metro Denver Business Leaders for Responsible Government at www.meetup.com/business-leaders-forresponsible-government or contact the Chamber Director of Public Policy, Patrick Pratt, at 303-795-0142.

a challenge, however, because he can only lift it about chest high. “I do as much as I can within my limitations,” said Gutierrez, 65, an avid outdoorsman. “It’s like I have one and a half arms.” According to Donor Alliance, there are more than 2,200 people in Colorado waiting for an organ transplant, though 67 percent of Coloradans who have registered to be donors. To join them, visit DonateLifeColorado.org or call 303-329-4747. For more information, visit www.DonorAlliance.org.

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, January 9th: Women in Leadership: Open House Forum with Chamber Board Members WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Leading Edge graduates demonstrate their enthusiasm for the program. (l to r) Julie Melville, Stefanie Dalgar, Cindy Weist, Andra Lewis, Wade Owen, Charles Tamale.

to the growth of our South Metro economy,” said McGilley. To learn more about the Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series, visit smallbusinessdenver.com or call 303-795-0142. The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado’s institutions of higher education, and local development organizations.

Friday, January 10th: Economic Development Group Breakfast: Current Development Projects in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Greater Littleton Youth Initiative WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Monday, January 13th: STEM-EC: Science Technology Engineering Math in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Tuesday, January 14th: Business Bible Study Chamber Library, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Business After Hours hosted by Volcano Restaurant 10440 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial Wednesday, January 15th: STEM-EC: Douglas County Schools Site Visit Location TBD PowerPoint Dynamic Design Tricks Mission Critical Systems-DTC, 7384 S. Alton Way, Suite 201, Centennial Southwest Metro Business Alliance: Business Best Practices The Peak Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton Thursday, January 16th: Health & Wellness Initiative Board of Advisors WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Health & Wellness Initiative: Health Care Reform - The Freight Train is Here! WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Quarterly Meetup for Profit: Building Business Using Social Marketing WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Chamber President & CEO John Brackney speaks to the crowd at the Annual Legislative Reception. (l to r): Rep. Spencer Swalm, Rep. Daniel Kagan, John Brackney, Rep. Polly Lawrence (behind Brackney), Rep. Chris Holbert, Rep. Angela Williams, Senator David Balmer, Senator Linda Newell, Jeff Wasden.

Friday, January 17th: Social Marketing for Business: Generating New Leads WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial


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Focus on hearing with your heart So last week I talked about the importance of speaking kindly and lovingly to one another, sincere flattery, and being intentional in our effort to show how we truly feel. That was the “speaking” part, but what happens when it comes to listening to what is being said to us, and actually hearing it? Too often I witness a game of verbal ping-pong. You know the game where one person offers a compliment and the recipient feels like they must say something nice in return. And then the game begins, a back-and-forth, to-and-fro endless string of niceties shared with one another. If truly sincere, it is a loving and awesome display to watch. If it is just chatter, I hate to be the bearer of the bad and obvious news, the insincerity is very clear to everyone around, including the two people in the game. Let’s challenge the thinking a little bit here. What if, and I am just saying what if, the person who receives the first compliment and listens with their ears, lets it settle in, and truly hears it with their heart?

Perhaps what might have started as a cordial conversation just to say something nice, could actually turn into a meaningful discussion between two or more people where everyone feels good about the outcome. Something good can come from everything and every encounter. The problem is that too often we want to rush in and compete in the conversation and feel it necessary to say something nice back to the other person. What if we were a little more patient in our response? What if we listened with

letter to the editor If you don’t have something nice to say Re: Michael Norton column in editions of Jan. 2 and 3: Mr. Norton, One of the phrases in your column, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” brought back a memory from a standup comedian who appeared on the Ed Sullivan show back in the early 1960s. Her name was Moms Mabley. She was talking about a nasty uncle who had

recently passed away. She was commenting on how he was not a very nice person and then she suddenly stopped and said, “You know what they say. If you can’t say something good about a person, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. Well, he’s dead…good.” I have no idea why I remember that. Good article on flattery, Michael. Michael H. Kennedy Centennial

Washington can learn from Colorado For many Americans, 2013 was an eventful year. For Coloradans, it tested our resilience, our courage and our willpower. We fought the most destructive wildfire in our history (Black Forest), as well one of the largest (West Fork), only to be hit by unprecedented flooding less than three months later. Meanwhile, farmers in the southeastern corner of our state endured months of unending drought that has crippled their harvests and threatened their livelihood. And as the year came to a close another high school was left rattled by senseless and horrible violence. Coloradans, as usual, showed their mettle and have come together in every corner of the state to support one another, recover, rebuild, and carry on. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true of Congress. The first session of the 113th Congress has been called one of the least effective in the history of the United States. Partisan gridlock has halted progress on a variety of issues critical to Colorado’s success, including immigration, education, and a national food and farming policy. Most frustrating was the manufactured government shutdown that left thousands without a paycheck and reduced our gross domestic product by $24 billion. But in true Colorado fashion, our delegation — Democrats and Republicans — found ways to work together and put Colorado first. While we didn’t agree on every issue, in times of crisis we worked across the aisle to make sure federal resources were available for rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts. As of early December, we secured more than $136 million in grants and low-interest loans to help Coloradans in areas affected by the floods. We also secured nearly $20 million in Emergency Watershed Protection Funding to fund watershed conservation and erosion prevention

for communities recovering from the High Park and Waldo Canyon Fires. The delegation also pushed Congress to maintain the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that helps our local communities offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal land. PILT payments help counties provide critical services, such as police, fire protection, emergency response, and infrastructure. And we worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to preserve funding for the USDA’s Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program. It measures Colorado’s snowpack, providing essential information for water managers who must know how much water they can expect in the coming months. For avid hikers in southern Colorado, we were able to trim bureaucracy to help “officially” legalize the Manitou Incline for public use. Now thousands of outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the pleasure of surmounting this popular and legendary vertical mile trail. Big issues wait for us in this new year. Among them, we need to pass a Farm Bill to provide Colorado’s farmers and ranchers with the security, stability, and resources they need to continue providing food, fuel and fiber for the country. We need to fix our broken immigration system to secure or borders, strengthen our economy and create a path forward for immigrants living in the shadows. And we need Bennet continues on Page 9

our ears and heard it, really heard it with our hearts? We just might realize that the other person has said something profound and is truly trying to be sincere and nice. When we rush right back into it with our own compliment, we may even hurt their feelings as they feel like we didn’t take the time to appreciate what it is that they actually said. Listening with our ears and hearing with our hearts really are two different things. When we only listen with our ears we sometimes rush to judgment or feel the need to start the volley of verbal pingpong. When we hear with our hearts, we are looking at the other person beyond what it is we see at face value. And we look for ways to thank them, maybe even ask more questions about their compliment or their intentions. Flattery will get you everywhere, sincere flattery that is. And when we learn to hear with our hearts for the positive attitude, good-natured intentions, and sincere compliment we will begin to enjoy a much

healthier relationship with all of those around us. And for those of you who just have a hard time accepting a compliment, this is definitely the advice for you. Listen with your ears, but slow down and hear things with your heart. You will come to accept accolades and praises with much greater ease. So in 2014 let’s focus on speaking loving, kind, and sincere sentiments to one another, and at the same time, let’s focus on hearing those very same kind and loving words with our hearts and not just our ears. I would love to hear all about your commitment to make 2014 a year of speaking kind words and hearing with your hearts at gotonorton@gmail.com, because when you apply both to your life, each and every week will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/founder of www. candogo.com.

Catch some bass? No thanks The car next to you at the red light is throbbing with bass. What do you do? Do you throb with bass too? Not me. I don’t want to wind up like Pete Townsend and have to say “Huh?” for the rest of my life. There’s really not much you can do. You risk a lot if your give him the finger or even glare. Chances are it’s someone under 21 whose insurance rates have been climbing after a series of motoring incidents. The five and a half years he spent in high school were far out. And mom and dad never said a word to him about civility. Our highways are very democratic. You have as much right to them if you are a dolt as you do if you are on your way to give a lecture to a graduate seminar at DU. You may be the pick of the pack at home or at work, but in between, on the streets, you are just another motorist. We already have a lane for high occupancy vehicles. (Which, by the way, means two. Does that sound like high occupancy to you?) I think it would be wonderful if we could further distinguish motoring lanes. For example: a high-IQ occupancy lane. How about a lane for anyone who doesn’t wear his pants lower than his underwear? A lane just for UCLA alumni would be fine with me. A lane for anyone who doesn’t talk with their hands.

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A lane for anyone who doesn’t pull their soup. A lane for anyone who knows that a medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 80 elephants. The dog and I are sitting there at the light today, next to AC/DC. I wondered if he knows that Angus Young is a big Louis Armstrong fan. Probably not. It’s rarely a girl. It’s never someone my age. Unless they throbbed the bass when they were much younger, and maybe now they do have to crank it too. A Zen Buddhist friend of mine would say, “Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.” I try to keep that in mind, especially when AC/DC turns into Aerosmith. I wonder if he knows that Joe Perry manufactures condiments. Probably not. It might make a difference if the music were any good, but it never is. It’s never Django Reinhart. It’s never Miles Davis. It’s never Chopin. It’s always Motorhead. Smith continues on Page 9

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Mayor Cathy Noon thanks departing Centennial city council members Rick Dindinger (far left), Sue Bozier, Rebecca McClellan and Ron Weidmann for their eight years of service to the city. Photo by George Lurie

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to represent them,” she said. “My worst fear is that I may not meet their expectations.” Turley pledged “100% commitment to the duties and responsibilities of a city councilman. As God is my witness and my director,” she added, “I will do my very best (and) am so grateful for this opportunity.” Centennial’s other new council members also expressed eagerness to tackle the challenges ahead. “Slowly but surely, I’m getting up to speed,” said Truhlar. “I can see that one of the biggest early challenges is going to be determining what functions I need to attend. This could be a full-time job if I let it. But I also have a law practice to run.” Turley injected some humor into the first council meeting of 2014 when she said just after taking her seat on the dais: “I’ve been sworn in for less than an hour and have already lost my city name tag.” A standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 people packed the council chambers to witness the swearing-in ceremony, which was performed by Centennial’s presiding municipal judge, Ford Wheatey. A number of former city leaders, including

‘I’m pretty proud of the things we’ve accomplished.’ Ron Weidmann Centennial’s first mayor Randy Pye, were in the audience. Before the swearing-in took place, departing council members Ron Weidmann, Rebecca McClellan, Rick Dindinger and Sue Bozier — who had all served for eight years on the council — were presented with their own personalized City of Centennial street signs. “It’s a little sad to have to say goodbye to those who have served our city so well for two-thirds of its history,” said Mayor Cathy Noon. “I’m pretty proud of the things we’ve accomplished,” said Ron Weidmann. “This has been a very rewarding experience for me. I’ve had a blast.” The new council’s first official vote was unanimous: a 9-0 approval of an ordinance to amend Centennial’s Municipal Code with regard to pawnbroker businesses. “Now the real work begins,” said Mayor Noon.

Middle East, including a brief stay in Egypt with a friend during which he was able to call Neil and Michelle, Donovan is now walking through India. Inadequate computer and satellite networks have prevented the GPS tracker from sending coordinates. “I worry more about him getting sick and if he gets sick what is he going to do,” Michelle says. “I pray every day that he doesn’t get sick.” “It’s the unknown,” Neil says, “and how is he going to handle it.” Through scarce emails, they knew Donovan had traveled in December to a well-known ashram in Puttaparthi to meditate and study awhile. “He’s right here,” Neil says, pointing to the town north of Bangalore. “I feel he’s in a safer place. The only negative is I don’t hear from him every three days.” Despite the worry, their son’s adventure leaves them in awe. “I envy what he’s doing,” says Neil, an avid hiker. “I wish I would have thought of something like this. . . . ”

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Every time this happens I feel a little older. I look in the rear view mirror and see my life back there, back when I might have had the Yardbirds turned up. What if a kid in the car next to me were listening to “Heart Full of Soul”? Maybe I would give him a pass. I don’t like bass to begin with. I zero it out in my car and in my home. If I want a pounding sensation in my head, I’ll just use a rubber mallet.

“I feel he has a calling and we’re behind him the whole way — we will support him always,” Michelle says. “I just wish he’d be home.” On Jan. 3, Neil checked his email to find a priceless New Year’s gift — a message from Donovan, the first since Dec. 20. “The path has changed a bit,” Donovan wrote. “I feel the need to pay respects to Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.” He is headed to their ashrams. Although he mentioned possibly returning to Colorado in May and that he had experienced some “tenuous times,” he also noted he wanted to spend three months working with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. “Obviously, as things unfold, he wants to do more and more things,” Neil says, “but it’s kind of hard to see what he will do for sure.” So, Michelle and Neil wait. It’s all they can do. “He is,” Michelle says, “always in my prayers and in my mind.” Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@coloradocommunitymedia.com or 303-566-4110.

Driving around in an automobile, ball cap on backwards, music loud, has to make you feel alive and maybe even someone when you are not. Look at me. You can’t ignore me. You’re stuck with me now. One day coincidentally, Throbbing Bass and I pulled into the same parking lot and walked to the same store. I said, “You like that Black Sabbath, don’t you?” He just said, “Huh?” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.

New council members’ bios Kathy Turley, District 1 A resident of what’s now Centennial for 35 years, Kathy Turley is a retired sales executive and has 40 years of community service experience. She has served on several boards and commissions, ranging from early childhood to senior concerns. Gov. Bill Owens appointed Turley to the White House Conference on Aging and Centennial city council tabbed her to serve on the city’s Senior Commission. Turley takes the term-limited seat of Council Member Rick Dindinger. Doris Truhlar, District 2 Doris Truhlar practices law with her husband at Truhlar and Truhlar, L.L.P., located in Centennial. Prior to becoming an attorney, Truhlar was a newspaper reporter who covered municipal government. She is currently a member of the sevenmember Judicial Nominating Commission for the Colorado 18th Judicial District, an appointment made by the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, the governor and the attorney general. She also works as a volunteer at the Arapahoe County Bar Association’s Pro Se Clinic, which she founded a number of years ago. The clinic is set up to help unrepresented lowincome residents obtain free legal advice. Truhlar has lived in what’s now Centennial

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to develop a bipartisan budget plan that materially reduces the deficit and puts our country on a more sustainable fiscal path. If Washington can learn from the example Colorado has set, we will have

since 1983 and takes the term-limited seat of Council Member Sue Bosier. Mark Gotto, District 3 Mark Gotto, who has lived in Centennial for more than five years, has served on the City’s Open Space Advisory Board and is a member of the Centennial Council of Neighborhoods (CenCON). Gotto was a sales and customer service executive before deciding to be a stay at home dad. His last position was vice president of customer and technical support of a Fortune 200 company. For the last two years, Gotto also has volunteered at the Children’s Hospital. He takes the term-limited seat of Council Member Rebecca McClellan. Charles “C.J.” Whelan, District 4 C.J. Whelan is an entrepreneur and small business owner. With the exception of attending college out of state, he has been a resident of what’s now Centennial since 1979. Whelan currently serves as president of the Cunningham Fire Protection District Board (a publicly elected position), on a number of city committees (currently on the Budget Committee) and is the former president and treasurer of his Homeowners Association. Whelan takes the term-limited seat of Council Member Ron Weidmann.

the opportunity get back to work for the American people and to begin to meet the challenges facing our nation. My new year’s resolution is to remain committed to working with any Republican or Democrat who wants to find thoughtful, innovative solutions that will ensure our competitiveness and leadership in the 21st century. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.

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New faces on Main Street emerging Clothing stores, eateries pop up in downtown Littleton By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com While the face of Main Street generally remains the same, the pace and the places were in an upward swing during 2013, says City Manager Michael Penny. “Dozens of initiatives that have been put in place over the last two years are really starting to take off,” he said. His staff has spent the last two years building a strong relationship with the downtown merchants, he says, and taking a more proactive role. “The focus has shifted from a passive `gardening’ approach to one in which we reach out to current and potential businesses,” he said. “Many of the businesses locating in Littleton have met and spent a significant amount of time with our staff prior to finding a business location within the city.” He points to programs like the economic-incentive grant, the historic-preservation grant and an upcoming downtown Littleton way-finding initiative that will guide visitors to downtown’s amenities. “The feedback we’re getting from the business community has been overwhelmingly positive,” he said. The new merchants agree. Sharon

Several new businesses opened on Main Street in 2013. Photo by Jennifer Smith Jones, owner of Gypsy Jones, can’t seem to stay away despite her wandering nature. She’s been in her current location on Main Street for about three months, in one around the corner on Prince Street for two years before that, in the Streets at South-

Glenn for four years before that, and in two different spots on Main Street for six years before that. “The gypsy was drawn back, and her caravan is home to roost,” she said. Her store is right next to another consignment store, Full Circle, and right next door to that is Soignee, a high-end women’s clothing store that opened in May to round out the selection. “I love the quaintness of Main Street,” said owner Diane Lessnau, adding that she’s excited the city is hiring an event planner to help throw the doors open to new faces. “I think it could be really a destination place if more people knew we were here.” Penny said the marketing and event coordinator will be on board soon with a mission to increase tourism, hospitality and events to bring more visitors, businesses and residents to the city. Soignee is full of sparkly things, as is Jewells up the street. Store manager Jeff Hayzlett says the company manufactures jewelry ranging from $30 to $70,000, and sells it at wholesale prices (bridal sets excluded). “We had a good Christmas season considering how new we were,” he said. The store opened in October, joining JF Sholl as a jewelry option on Main Street. Dining options became even more diverse in 2013, and with Jose’s and the old

Opus space still empty, 2014 could see even more. For now, Pho Real became Main Street’s first Asian option, opening in the old Tres Jolie space in August. “We just thought that pho would be a good fit for the neighborhood,” said owner Victor Nguyen. “We bring healthy, good food to the small community. And the city’s been awesome, so helpful. (City staff) did everything they could to get us open as fast as possible.” Another unique addition is In-Tea, known for its liquor-infused tea but offering a selection of pastries and grab-and-go lunches, as well. Store owner Carole Alvarez says they’ll be expanding their sake collection and offering tastings and classes on the rice-based liquor. “We’re doing awesome here,” she said. Having opened in April, she’s been impressed with the strong merchants association and how supportive all the businesses are of each other. “It’s very unique,” she said. The long-awaited La Vaca also opened in March. The name means “cow” in Spanish, and they offer up the best parts for sale. Manager Parker Mosley said the community feeling on Main Street has been great. “It’s just an awesome city to be a part of,” he said. “It’s changing in a lot of good ways, and it’s a great time to be a part of it.”

Editor’s notE: To add or update your club listing, e-mail calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

a.m. at the Embassy Suites, 10250 E Costilla Ave., Centennial. Guests are welcome. For more information call Mary Alice Jackson at 303-400-3641 or visit www.bestrotary.com

area clubs

Political thE “noon Hour,” a weekly event that allows the residents

of Centennial to connect and communicate with Mayor Cathy Noon is every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Center building located at 13133 E. Arapahoe Road.

ProfEssional amErican association of University Women, LittletonEnglewood Branch invites baccalaureates to participate in activities that further the goals of equity for women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Meetings are usually Mondays each month, September through May, at Koelbel Library, Orchard Road and Holly Street, Centennial. Social time is followed by business meeting and informative program on subjects ranging from public policy issues to poetry. Call Pam Hansen at 303-753-0838. cEntEnnial trustEd Leads is a professional referral organization that meets for breakfast at The Egg & I, 6890 S. University, Centennial, the first and third Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. Call 303-972-4164 or visit www.trustedleads.com littlEton lEtiP meets from 7:16-8:31 a.m. every Tuesday for breakfast at Luciles, 2852 W. Bowles Ave., to exchange qualified business leads. Call Bob Hier at 303-660-6426 or e-mail hierb@yahoo.com. non-Practicing and Part Time Nurses Association meets from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial. All nurses are invited to attend for medical presentations. Contact: Barbara Karford, 303-794-0354. social cEntEnnial rotary Club meets Tuesday from 7:10-8:30

daughtErs of the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month from September through May at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce at the Streets at SouthGlenn, Centennial. If you are interested in attending or have questions regarding eligibility, contact Krispin at Krispin_L_Andersen@Q.com or Merry Snyder at mcs.dar88@comcast.net. daughtErs of the American Revolution, Mount Rosa Chapter typically meets at 1 p.m. every first Monday of the month at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St. in Centennial. Call Gina Moore at 303-779-8762 for information or visit http:// mountrosa.coloradodar.org/. daughtErs of the British Empire is a national organization with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the United States who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. Nationally and locally, members contribute significantly to the good of their community and to the support of a retirement home established by DBE. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303-347-1311, or visit www.dbecolorado.org and use the contact form available. dtc rotary Club meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. the first, third and fourth Tuesdays at the Glenmoor Country Club, 110 Cherry Hills Village. Guests are welcome. Contact Dana Arell at 720-339-7367 or visit www.dtcrotary.org. Clubs continues on Page 18


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Birthday cake fit for a king Don’t blame it on LeBron James, but the Denver Nuggets lost to him and his Miami Heat team on his birthday Dec. 30. Sugarmill, the new bakery owned by celebrated local chef Troy Guard, crafted a birthday cake for the Miami Heat superstar. It was a red velvet masterpiece, which apparently gave him and his team good luck, much to our chagrin. Oh well, we’ll be good sports and wish James a very belated happy 29th birthday!

ABOVE: “On to Greener Pastures” by Jay Moore is exhibited Jan 11 through March 8 at the PACE Center. RIGHT: “Song of March,” oil on canvas by Jay Moore, is exhibited Jan. 11 through March 8 at the PACE Center in Parker. Courtesy photos

Moore’s paintings presented at PACE

Tropical Smoothie grows

Exhibit includes artist’s personal process

color sketches, journal entries about weather, etc. and photographs that eventually lead to a final finished large By Sonya Ellingboe oil painting-or severalsellingboe created in @coloradocommunity the stumedia.com dio, such as if you go “A u t u m n Colorado native Jay Moore, Brilliance,” a nationally recognized artist, “Close to Home,” the largest has made Parker his home for paintings by Jay painting in the past 16 years, with a stuMoore of Parker, runs this show. dio and gallery in downtown Jan. 11 to March 8 For his new exhibit, Moore Parker. His solo exhibit “Close at the PACE Center, has drawn on scenes in the to Home” will run Jan. 11 to 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker area and chosen to ilMarch 8 in the Bellco Credit Parker. An opening lustrate his personal process Union Gallery at the PACE reception is planned from start to finish, including Center. from 5 to 8 p.m. field sketches, color studies, He travels through the West Jan. 17. journals, field paint boxes. in search of beautiful locaHe will also illustrate the tions and plans a trip around creative process for a series of them, selecting a season of the year and time of day that suit him for a 16 copper plate etchings — a 600-yearparticular site. He will do small graphite old art form. All 16 prints will be exhibsketches over three or four days, deter- ited. Moore attended the Colorado Instimining the composition, then plein air

tute of Art and studied at Art Students League of Denver, then worked as a designer and illustrator for decades. His work has been featured in 25 different publications. His painting “Hazard Creek, Backlit” was purchased by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection and the pioneer Museum of Colorado Springs owns three paintings. Lockheed Martin and Cherry Hills Country Club have recently commissioned large paintings and rock `n’ roll musician Joe Cocker has collected his work.

Contemporary twists to familiar tale ‘Aida’ on stage at the Aurora Fox By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com “Aida,” the musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, based on Verdi’s opera, has a fine score, a somewhat complicated storyline and contemporary touches to the often-told love triangle story. Ignite Theatre presents it through Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox, where Egyptian artifacts loaned by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science add atmosphere to the lobby. Director Keith Rabin’s staging of this familiar tale about Radames, the Egyptian army captain, Aida, the Nubian Princess and Amneris the daughter of the Pharoah, opens in the Egyptian exhibit of a contemporary museum. Two young people visiting the exhibit, become intrigued

if you go “Aida” plays through Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox Main Stage, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27/$19/$15. 720-362-2697, ignitetheatre.com

with each other and a statue of a female pharaoh, Amneris, comes to life to sing “Every Story is a Love Story.” The original couple reappears as Radames (Alejandro Roldan) appears with his soldiers and a group of captured Nubian women, including Aida (Olivia James), while Amneris (Lindsey Falduto) phases right across centuries, still singing. These lead actors have strong, welltrained voices but initially the sound system was not functioning adequately on opening night and music by the band almost drowned them out at times. By Act II, the balance improved and we assume it will be further fine-tuned.

When there is a Tony Award-winning score, one wants to enjoy it evenly throughout a performance. Rice’s lyrics work well most of the time and there are several that stand out: “My Strongest Suit,” “Elaborate Lives,” “A Step Too Far.” The story brings Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharoah’s Daughter, Amneris, back from the war against Nubia. Among the captives is Princess Aida, with whom he falls in love in a relationship that goes against his father’s plans for him, as well as the wishes of Aida’s father and of course, the ailing Pharoah. Aida’s fellow Nubian captives want her to lead them, while she is focused on Radames — which will surely not end well. The threat of death hovers as music and dance tell the familiar tale. The choreography is perhaps beyond the skills of some cast members and not entirely successful. Costumes are colorful and deliver the images to carry the story on a simple stage set.

Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, entered the Colorado market in October 2013 with the opening of its café in the Denver Tech Center at 5332 DTC Blvd., Greenwood Village. The second café opened on Nov. 29 at the Streets at Southglenn, 6955 S. York St., Centennial. A third location will open in early 2014 in the Centennial Promenade on County Line Road. Husband and wife franchisee team, Michelle and Kriss Shriver, currently own and operate three cafés in Nevada and the “Franchisee of the Year” winners recently bought the rights for the franchise in Colorado. Tropical Smoothie Café should prove to be a welcome newcomer to the “leanest state in the nation.” The smoothies are made from real fruit and natural sugar. The menu includes toasted wraps, bistro sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and gourmet salads made freshto-order. All nutritional information is displayed on the café’s countertops so that customers know what they are ordering. While Tropical Smoothie Café is a national franchise, the Shrivers’ focus is local. “We are passionate about education and plan on holding ongoing fundraisers for schools. We are also dedicated to raising money for and promoting awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disorder that causes extreme skin fragility. We were so happy to be able to use our recent grand opening as a way to shed some light on this little known disease.” At the opening, the Shrivers presented a check for $3,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s EB Clinic, which was accepted by Krystle Martinez, whose 4-year-old son, Darren, has the disease and attends the CHC’s EB Clinic.

Steal of a steak deal

Start the new year with a threecourse, prime rib dinner at Fleming’s at 191 Inverness Drive West in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The awesome restaurant is offering a prime rib dinner for $29.95 on Sundays through Feb. 2. More information at 303-768-0827.

Ride your bike, have a bite

A new restaurant in Longmont that is an ode to cyclists, CyclHOPS, opened on New Year’s Eve. Brought to you from the owners of Oskar Blues Brewery, CyclHOPS is billing itself as a combination bike shop and taqueria. Parker continues on Page 12


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TREE RECYCLING Littleton and South Suburban Parks and Recreation will collect and mulch Christmas trees through Jan. 13, at Cornerstone Regional Park, Belleview Avenue and Windermere Street; and at the Willow Springs Service Center, 7100 S. Holly St. All lights, ornaments, nails, and plastic bags must be removed. Christmas trees only. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be available free to the public at the site for as long as the supply lasts. Call 303-795-3863.

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JAN. 13 BLOOD DRIVE. Comcast, Dry Creek Facility community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 4100 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Nilda Sawchuk at 303-4863606 or Nilda_Sawchuk@cable.comcast.com. JAN. 14 DIVORCE SEMINAR St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, presents a 10-week seminar “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends,” from 6:308:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 14. The seminar promotes healing for those who are going through a divorce or the ending of a love relationship. It offers education, support and optional social activities. Cost is $175 for the 10-week class and complimentary child care is provided with prior registration. To register, or for information, email Beth Walker at bethdwalker@gmail.com. JAN. 14 PRIVACY VS Protection Join Active Minds for a discussion of the tension between combating terrorism and protecting individual

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Denver burger joints make list

Thrillist Nation, the online food judge that drives me crazy because of its overwrought writing, has come up with a list of the 16 best burgers of 2013. Two Denver burger makers made it on the coveted top 16 list. They are: • Best Cheese Overload, If That Existed, But It Doesn’t: The Thrilled Cheese Burger Radio, Denver “Created exclusively for you beautiful Thrillist readers, this thing is built between two grilled cheese sandwiches and includes two patties, two slices of American cheese, three bacon strips, and a big hunk of mac & cheese. This is not kosher, but it is very delicious.” Note: Burger Radio is a food truck that promises “high-frequency grub” with announcements of where the truck is through Facebook, Twitter and its website (www. burgerradio.com).

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privacy rights. We will review various domestic surveillance techniques used by the government and explore the implications for how far this power should extend. Free program is from 6:307:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial. RSVP at 303-542-7269.

JAN. 14, JAN. 21 GENEALOGY PROGRAMS. Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society has upcoming programs. On Jan. 14, the board of directors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Bring three copies of your annual reports for distribution. At 1 p.m. Jan. 14, the society presents “Swedish Shorts” program, led by Beverly Harbourt, Brian Rapp and Ron Floberg. At 1 p.m. Jan. 21, the society program is “Conducting Successful Interviews,” presented by Kim Paul, owner, Leave A Legacy Video. The society meets at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Program meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month, except in June, July, August and December. Genealogy workshop programs and earlybird meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month, except in June, July, August and December. A holiday social gathering is on the second Tuesday of December. For additional details, email CJ Backus, CGHS President, at info@ columbinegenealogy.org. Visitors are always welcome. Go to www.ColumbineGenealogy.com. JAN. 18 BLOOD DRIVE. St. Thomas More Parish Center community blood drive is from 7:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 inside the school cafeteria and gymnasium at 7071 E. Otero Ave., Centennial. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact St. Thomas More Parish Center Appointment Line at 720-482-3577. • Most Reliable Burger: The Three Corners Larkburger Larkburger, Denver “Shown at this year’s Denver Burger Battle, a patty sits among bacon, crispy jalapeños, masa-crusted tomato, and Tillamook cheddar. Bacon and jalapeños seem to be the only things we can count on these days. Thanks, guys.” Larkburger has more than a dozen Colorado locations, including downtown Denver, Washington Park, Arvada, Boulder, Greenwood Village, Littleton and Broomfield. A new location is coming to Centennial soon. For more information, visit www. larkburger.com. Check out the entire list at: www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-burgers-of2013-the-year-s-best-burgers-thrillist-nation

Overheard

“Let’s kick 2013 to the curb! Bring on 2014 and here’s wishing a happy new year to all of you!” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/ pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@ blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

2014

JANUARY at PACE

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Jan. 24, 25, 31 Feb. 1, 7, 8 2:00 P.M.

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Jan. 25, 26 Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9

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Jan. 24 - Feb. 9

Jay Moore’s latest art exhibit, entitled “Close to Home”, is appropriately titled, as Moore lives in Parker, works in Parker, and draws much of his inspiration from the splendor of the Parker area. This exhibition is unique because it is the only show that takes visitors through Moore’s working process. Opening reception: Jan. 17, 5-8 p.m.

Tap Kids has been inspiring and delighting audiences worldwide since 2002, and now Parker has a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at their contemporary stage show. You’re invited to watch the diverse cast of eight phenomenal tap dancers rehearse, in this low-tech, interactive demonstration.

Travel with Peter, Tinker Bell, and the Darlings to Never Neverland where they encounter Captain Hook and the crocodile and a horde of pirates. You’ll want to bring the whole family to experience one of the world’s most celebrated musicals, complete with show-stopping songs and flying special effects.


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Visit ‘Eagles on Holiday’ Families interested in nature will want to include Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in their weekend expeditions. The address is 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City and hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, with the Visitor’s Center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. A nine-mile Wildlife Drive auto tour route is open daily (except federal holidays) and takes visitors through the bison pasture, wetlands, prairies and wooded areas. On Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., “Eagles on Holiday” will be featured in a auditorium presentation plus visit to their winter habitat, where as many as 40 birds spend the winter. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 303-289-0930. For more information, see fws.gov/rockymountainarsenal.

Camera competition The Littleton Fine Arts Board invites photographers to enter the 48th annual Eye of the Camera Competition and Exhibit, to be held Feb. 21 to March 30 at the Littleton Museum. Details available at CallForEntry.org. Deadline for submission: Jan. 24. The juror will be Jeffery Rupp, jrdenver.com.

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Painter Jill Soukup. who was the 2012 juror for the Lone Tree Arts Show, has a solo show, “Incongruity= Harmony” at Saks Galleries, 3019 E. 2nd Ave., Cherry

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Creek. It will hang Jan. 10-31 and will feature both animals and cityscapes. The opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10.

Writers invited The Parker Writers Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Parker Library. All writers are welcome. The topic will be “Create a Hook and Perfect Pitch for your Project, with a Q &A session on how to get published.

Stories on Stage “Way Out West” is the title for the next edition of Stories on Stage, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Su Teatro Cultural and performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Readers include Adrian Egof reading Connie Willis’ “New Hat;” Brian Shea and Alison Watrous reading “Hart and Boot” by Tim Pratt and Steven Cole Hughes reading “The House on Sand Creek” by Thomas McGuane. Tickets cost $28, 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.

This bald eagle was photographed recently at South Platte Park by Maureen Ravnik of Littleton.

But what does it mean? The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, will offer two sessions of “Art Fitness Training,” designed to teach anyone to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art. Track A is 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7 and will visit MCA Denver,

Clyfford Still Museum and Robischon Gallery. Track B, on Fridays Feb. 28, March 14 and 28 will meet at MCA Denver, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts and Redline Gallery. Registration is required: $75 ($60 members), 303-298-7554.

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Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m.

Open and Welcoming

Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)

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Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org

Pastor Mark Brewer

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Community Church of Religious Science Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel

Sunday

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1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org

4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134 Office (303) 841-3836

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Joy LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

Congregation Beth Shalom Join us at Sheraton Denver Tech Center 7007 S Clinton Street in Greenwood Village

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Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.

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Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org


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A life in art reflected Works of rita derjue on display at Curtis By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com “Dark Forest,” a 47-inch-by-62-inch acrylic on canvas, shows Littleton painter rita derjue’s style as it is today after an active 60-year career spent capturing the scene around her in a range of techniques and styles — always with joyous color. The painting will be one of more than 30 derjue works exhibited in a show called “Big…Bold…Beautiful: The work of rita derjue,” running Jan. 11 through Feb. 14 at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center in Greenwood Village. The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11. The painter, who began her education in a one-room Rhode Island schoolhouse, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1956, then studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunst in Munich — in a section of the city that reminds her of New York’s Greenwich Village. In Germany, through frequent museum visits, she absorbed the works of the Blaue Reiter group (Kandinsky, Munter and others), which has influenced her work ever since in the free composition, linear quality and intense color that characterize her works through the years. She studied in

Mexico, soaking up color contrasts there, and returned to Germany. While traveling in Germany, she met Carle Zimmerman, her future husband and great supporter, whom she married in the United States in 1959. if you go The couple moved to Ithaca New York, Gregory Pederson at where both engaged the U.S. Geological Surin graduate work at vey’s Northern Rocky Cornell University. Mountain Science CenThey moved to Littleter reconstructed the ton in 1963, where he climate over the past worked as an engieight centuries from neer with Marathon tree rings. The rings Oil until the research are wider or narrower center was closed. depending on how well Both were involved trees grew in a particuin civic affairs. lar year, which in turn They began to depends on the snowraise a family, includpack, Luckman said. ing a son and daughter, maintained a Littleton home and a mountain cabin in Como. At this period, her paintings were primarily watercolors, as she climbed high peaks and was exhilarated by the dramatic landscapes before her. She still paints in Como in summer (en plein air) and in her light-filled Littleton studio with a view of the Front Range in winter. She writes that she is connected with the contemporary art scene “by straight-

“Dark Forest,” by rita derjue of Littleton, will be included in her exhibit, “Big…Bold…Beautiful” at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center Jan. 11 to Feb. 14. Courtesy photo forward composition that arrests the eye and plays with harmonies and connections of line, form and inventive color.” She is a daring colorist and said: “she paints what she knows best. In Colorado, the quiet expanses of South Park and rugged mountain vistas give natural shapes a continuity, locked together sometimes with indigenous architecture.” But she has also painted in 25 different countries, carrying an ever-present sketchbook where she draws in ink, makes color notes, sometimes adds watercolors

curtain time

Paris evening

Comedy in Littleton

“Pure Piaf: The Life and Music of Edith Piaf” will be performed by vocalist Britta Laree at 8 p.m. Jan. 11, 18, 25 at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., on the 16th Street Mall, Denver. Tickets: $25, 303-293-0075, http://lannies.com/ p=26619.

“Boeing-Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, plays Jan. 17 to Feb. 9 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main Street, in downtown Littleton. Robert Wells is director of this comedy about playboy Bernard, who tries to juggle three romantic connections. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays,

Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303794-2787, ext. 5, townhallartscenter.com.

Dark comedy “Orphans” by Lyle Kessler plays Jan. 18 to Feb. 9 at The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St. #200, Lakewood. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303-232-0363, theedgetheater.com.

and sometimes a bit of story about the chosen site. Often, architecture is a focus and details make each painting a different view of a scene, be it a cathedral, castle or simple rural abode. Some of these sketchbooks will be exhibited at Curtis as well as the larger paintings. Her constant involvement with landscapes and cityscapes has led her to be an outspoken activist regarding the environment and historic preservation.

Curious performance “The Whipping Man” by Matthew Lopez plays through Feb. 15 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver. Directed by Kate Folkins and Chip Walton. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m., Sundays. Tickets: $18-$44, 303-623-0524, curioustheatre.org.


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Mozart’s chamber music is featured Program presented at Hampden Hall By Sonya Ellingboe

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Colorado Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Jason Shafer will perform Mozart’s beloved chamber work, “Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581,” on Jan. 18 at Hampden Hall in Englewood. Courtesy photo

Three quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will start off the new year for Englewood Arts Presents at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hampden Hall, part of a series of classical chamber music scheduled by new Artistic Director/CSO principal cellist Silver Ainomae. He and his wife Anne (viola) will perform in all three works with other Colorado Symphony Orchestra musicians. The program includes: • Mozart’s “Horn Quintet in E-

if you go Chamber music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 in Hampden Hall, second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets cost $15/adults; $12 seniors; free under 18. Available at: englewoodarts.org or at the door one-half hour prior to concert time.

flat Major, K.407.” It will showcase the CSO’s newest addition to the horn section, Kolio Plachkov. The concerto was originally composed for Austrian horn virtuoso Joseph Leutgeb, who supplemented his meager income as a musician by opening a cheese shop in a suburb of Vienna, according to Englewood Arts publicist Cyndi Mancinelli.

• “String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K.516.” his work expands the string quartet by an additional viola. The added violist will be CSO Associate Concertmaster Claude Sim in a new role. Also performing will be two of the newest additions to the violin section: Boram Kang and Stirling Trent. • Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581,” one of Mozart’s most beloved chamber works, will feature CSO clarinetist Jason Shafer, a 2009 graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music and former member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Fla. The Englewood Arts Presents concert programs are interspersed with bright and informative insights about the history of the music by the performing musicians.

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A TRIUMPHANT RETURN HOME Arapahoe remains unbeaten with win over Mountain Vista By Jim Benton

jbenton@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Brendan Till was happy to see the familiar surroundings of the Sitting Eagle gym and made sure the Arapahoe boys basketball team had a successful homecoming. Till scored a game-high 26 points, including 10 in the critical fourth quarter, as seventh-ranked Arapahoe defeated No. 5 Mountain Vista 63-55 in a Jan. 4 nonleague showdown between two unbeaten teams. It was the first time the Warriors had been in the Arapahoe gym for 23 days since the Dec. 13 shooting tragedy. “I had the flow going,” said Till. “It was good to be back ... We were playing in front of our own fans and we had a great turnout. Just being home was a big deal. It was a step back to normalcy.” Since the shooting, Arapahoe had been practicing at nearby Lifetime Fitness. “We had not been on this court since Dec. 12,” explained Warriors coach Dan Snyder. “That’s really hard. Lifetime could not have been more wonderful and gracious and we really appreciate it but it’s not the same as practicing here. We were on a court with two hoops instead of six hoops. So as far as running a practice and stations and stuff like that, you can’t do it. “I’m proud of the kids because of their resiliency. I made the comment that we’re fortunate to be practicing anywhere. So we’re not going to complain about the circumstances. … We’re really happy to be back in our own building. Regardless of the situation of the last few weeks, the energy level of this group is really good.” Down 49-48 with 4:40 to play in the game, Arapahoe outscored the Golden Eagles 15-6. The Warriors, guilty of seven turnovers in the first quarter, had just 10 the rest of the way and employed a zone defense down the stretch which seemed to baffle Mountain Vista, which came into the game scoring 85.1 points per game. “We had great energy,” said Till. “Turnovers definitely caused some problems in the first half. We crashed the boards offensively and defensively. I don’t think we had a single offensive rebound in the first half. So it was aggressive intensity on both

Arapahoe’s Corbin Atwell (10) shoots over Mountain Vista’s Brady Subart (23) on Jan. 4. Atwell had 16 points in the game as the Warriors won the game 63-55. Photo by Paul DiSalvo sides that won the game.” Till, a 6-foot-2 senior, scored nine of Arapahoe’s first 11 points in the fourth quarter that started with the game tied

at 44-all. He finished with a free throw to account for the Warriors’ eight-point triumph. “He had a tremendous game,” said

Snyder. “He can score in a lot of different ways. He’s really a good shooter and he sees the court really well. That allows him to go to the right spot at the right time so it’s more than just being a good shooter.” Arapahoe sank five of six free throws in the final 1:08 to stall any possible Mountain Vista comeback. The Warriors went 14 for 16 at the foul line for the game. “I was happy with how well we executed in the fourth quarter and obviously we hit some shots,” added Snyder. “The zone seemed to work. They were hurting us so bad getting to the basket against our manto-man. In the scouting we had done, they are so good in transition, they shoot a ton of layups every game.” In addition to Till, Corbin Atwell scored 16 points while James Dalrymple and Ethan Brunhofer each had eight for the Warriors. Graham Smith had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Mountain Vista, which committed 19 turnovers including six in the final quarter. The Golden Eagles missed five 3-point attempts in the final 35 seconds. Mountain Vista’s leading scorer Jake Pemberton had only five points with all of them coming in the first half. “Arapahoe is a good team,” said Mountain Vista coach Bob Wood. “They were aggressive on defense and we didn’t execute very well against (their zone). “Inside of four minutes if you turn the ball over five or six times, you are not going to win the game. A lot of them were forced turnovers. We were trying to force the ball where it’s not open instead of executing and getting something. ... We played poorly.” Arapahoe (7-0) opened play in the tough Centennial League Jan. 8 against Cherry Creek and travels to Smoky Hill for a game Jan. 10. “Of the top 10 teams in the rankings, five are in our league and a couple are just outside of the top 10,” pointed out Snyder. “I’ve seen all the teams in our league and I can say without a doubt this is the strongest the league has been from top to bottom since I’ve been coaching. Mountain Vista (8-1), meanwhile, played at Fountain Fort Carson Jan. 7 and hosted Montbello Jan. 8. “I guess the Arapahoe loss sends a message,” confessed Wood. “Sometimes you think that you are better than you are. Hopefully this will help us. You hope you learn from mistakes and get better. We’ve got a lot of good teams yet to play.”

Denver Broncos revenge tour starts now Remember the Ravens. I know it’s a new year and Auld Lang Syne asks us to contemplate whether “old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind.” But, as Broncos fans, we would be in a delusional state of denial if we were to sweep under the rug what happened to our beloved Orange and Blue around this time last year. Sorry for the buzz kill, Broncos Country, but do you remember what it felt like to see the ball that Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tuck booted into the frigid and rarified Denver air last January, as it sailed through the uprights at Invesco Field at Mile High? If you don’t, you were either passed out drunk or are lying. I remember it like it was yesterday: Defeated and deflated after an exhausting four-hour game, I collapsed in my couch and stared at the TV, asking myself, ‘Did that really just happen?’ When I awoke the next morning, I experienced a serene glimmer of hope that what had happened was just a bad dream. Alas, it wasn’t. The incomprehensible loss was painful

— and it was one that Broncos fans have experienced before. In 1997, the Broncos were offensively loaded and were championship material when an upstart Jacksonville Jaguars team came into Denver and shocked the world. To be sure, the Broncos have done their part to try to erase those memories. They rebounded from the Jaguars loss to win backto-back Super Bowls. And this year, Peyton Manning has broken more records than were destroyed during the 1979 Disco Demolition Night promotion in Chicago. But for rabid sports fans like me, nothing short of winning or a lobotomy can erase bad memories. And I’m not talking about regular season wins; those mean nothing. Everything that happened from September through De-

cember was just an extension of the Broncos’ preseason schedule. Only January and February matters in this town. This weekend, the Broncos welcome the San Diego Chargers to Denver, and with them arrives the hated Philip Rivers. No one outside of San Diego likes Rivers. And as adorable as his on-field 3-year-old-like temper tantrums might be to Chargers fans, we here in Denver simply loathe the guy. It would be nice to punish the Chargers for embarrassing us at home a few weeks ago. Vegas isn’t giving the Bolts much of a chance, positioning Denver as 10-point favorites. But the Broncos were laying heavy betting timber to the Ravens, as well. And just like the Ravens, the Chargers are playing well at the right time and are coming into the Mile High City on a hot streak, with nothing to lose. The Broncos — loaded with perhaps the greatest arsenal of offensive talent in league history and an aging Hall of Fame quarterback — absolutely must beat the Chargers this weekend. We cannot lose to Philip Rivers. And we cannot lose at home in the first round of the playoffs — again.

Is Denver the best team in the AFC? Yes. Is Denver the best team in football? One can make a strong argument. But the best team doesn’t always win in January. Do I think Denver will win the Super Bowl this year? Yes. But that necessarily means that we must not lose Sunday. The Broncos’ combined record this season against the other three remaining AFC playoff teams is 1-3. The Revenge Tour starts now. Remember what San Diego did to us at home a few weeks back. Remember that Philip Rivers is utterly obnoxious. Remember what it felt like to see Peyton Manning lose during his emotional return to Indianapolis this year. Remember Tom Brady. Remember being up 24-0 to the Patriots before suffering a miserable loss. But, above all: Remember the Ravens. Aside from sports-column writing, Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. Vic can be reached at vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com or follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.


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National Western ready to roll Rodeo, livestock judging, special events come to Denver By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Pro football’s biggest game is in February, but the National Western Stock Show, billed as the “Super Bowl of Livestock Shows and Sales,” comes to Denver Jan. 11-26. There are judging competitions for horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, bison, yaks, poultry and rabbits. Since space is fairly limited, animals are constantly moving in and out of the complex so that more than 15,000 head of livestock can take part in the judging competitions and sales In addition to the livestock judging competitions, there also are numerous livestock sales where millions of dollars change hands as thousands of animals are sold to new owners. While livestock activities go on almost constantly, the stock show’s daily schedule also may include rodeos, displays and entertainment. The fact there is something for almost everyone attracts hundreds of thousands of men, women and children through the turnstiles. Last year’s attendance was more the 628,000. The multitude of livestock judging and sales plus more than 50 special events are held at a variety of locations. While the rodeo performances are in the held in the Denver Coliseum, the majority of livestock show and sale activities plus some special

events like Super Dogs are centered at the National Western Stock Show Arena and the pens in the nearby stockyards. The 16-day National Western Stock Show is Colorado’s largest trade show with more than 350 vendors scheduled to be on the grounds this year. Many of the vendors will be located in the three-level Hall of Education near 46th Avenue. Another venue is the Events Center and Paddock located at the north end of the National Western complex. These venues are the location for most horse show events and specialty acts like a Night of Dancing Horses and the Wild West show. Parking is free but a general admission ticket is required to get into the stock show. The ticket entitles the holder to visit the trade show, displays, stock shows and auctions. Ticket prices vary from $13 to $19 for anyone 12 and up. Tickets for children 3 to 11 years old are $2 to $3, depending on the day. Children under 3 get in free. The general admission ticket also is good for visits to the Children’s Ranchland and petting farm, which are open daily on the third floor of the Expo Hall. In addition, there are a variety of activities at the new Ames Activity Pavilion including stick horse rodeos, kids pedal-tractor pulls, horseshoe pitching and dummy roping contests. The pavilion is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the daily activity lists are posted on the website, www. nationalwestern.com, where you can also find out more about ticket prices. There about 50 special events that require admission tickets that range in price from $8 to $100 each. Each ticket includes a National Western admission ticket. Among the events on the entertainment schedule

The rider guides the horses through a ring of fire during the Wild West Show at a recent year’s National Western Stock Show. The National Western opens Jan. 11 for its 2014 run and will include livestock judging and sales, rodeos and the Wild West Show that is patterned after the shows put on by Buffalo Bill Cody. Courtesy photo are two Mexican Rodeo Extravaganzas, three Professional Bull Riders events, two Wild West shows, the Grand Prix horse jumping show, two SuperDogs shows and the Martin Luther King Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo. There are also 23 rodeo performances during first stop of the year for members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Each performance will include a full schedule of traditional rodeo competitions

plus there will be specialty acts booked to perform during breaks between rodeo events. At the other end of the National Western complex, the Events Center will be equally busy as the site of equestrian events that include daily schedule of riding and performance competitions. The Events Center is also the site of the Wild West Show, an event fashioned after the turn-of-the-century performances produced by Buffalo Bill Cody and other specialty events.

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Fibromyalgia Women’s Group for women wanting to get together to

talk about positive things that have helped them and to make new friends. No fee; must live near Parker/Centennial. Time and day to be figured out by group. Call Leslie at 303-791-8814.

introduction to Square Dance class offered from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grandview Grange, 2280 Noble Place, Centennial. Visit www.SquareDanceEtc. com. neWcomers club of Centennial, for people new to the area, meets regularly for parties, classes, movies, lunches, coffees and more. E-mail newcomersdenver@msn.com. moPs (mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial. Child care is provided on-site for children ages birth to 4 years. The first meeting is free. Come enjoy breakfast, support and encouragement, and meet some new friends. Call or email Amy at 303-570-6027 or amyswieringa@comcast.net. original Ports of Call Singles Club for ages 55 and older is a great way to meet new friends and get out among others in your situation! We call our selves a” Circle of Friends. We have a variety of interests, cards, theater, tours, dinners, lunches, golf , bowling and dances etc. It meets every second Monday at Sr. Ric on Miss. from 4-6 p.m. in Aurora. Call JoAnn at 303-751-5195 or just come. It meets every fourth Tuesday at Chads South of Sixth Avenue in Lakewood form 4-6 p.m. Call Mary Riney at 303-985-8937. The third Wednesday at the Three Margaritas at 5130 S Wadsworth Blvd from 5-7 p.m. Call Jean Fox 303-7302804. Panorama china Painters This is a hand-painted china club. If you have ever painted china or want to learn more about it, come visit the club. For more information, call Leota at 303-791-9283. The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Thursday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Centennial. sound oF the Rockies, Colorado’s Premier Men’s A Cappella Chorus, meets every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7691 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Men of all ages and walks of life gather to blend their voices in unaccompanied four part harmony. Song styles span the gamut and include patriotic, gospel, contemporary, doo-wop and show tunes. For more information, call Dan George at 303-663-7111, send an e-mail to sing@ soundoftherockies.com, and visit www.soundoftherockies.com. southglenn sertoma Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of each

month at the Southglenn Country Club, 1489 E. Easter Ave., Centennial. Contact Terry Boucher at 303-880-7559 or bouchertp@aol.com.

Class urges bouncing to good health Kangoo Jump benefits extend far beyond fitness By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com A new fitness regime introduced this week at the Lone Tree Recreation Center does much more than just tone the body, said instructor Darina “Tigra” Miteva. Kangoo Jumps boots, the focal point of her Kangoo Jump class, can help cure depression, tighten skin, improve posture and boost cardiovascular endurance, Miteva said. Kangoo Jumps resemble a ski boot outfitted with springs and are designed for bouncing. “It changes everything,” she said. “I’ve gotten so addicted to these boots that if I don’t bounce once a day, I feel so sick. These boots are a way to get away from all your problems. They’re happiness in my life.” Miteva loves them so much she’s worn them to nightclubs and social outings. She now wants to share her joy with others. “Every time you bounce on these boots, all your muscles contract,” said Miteva. “It works your gluts, legs and calves. You have more endurance and you become stronger.” Miteva is teaching her 40-minute class at the Lone Tree and Goodson recreation centers. The class began Jan. 6 but remains open to new participants. Each session includes a 10-minute warm-up, 20 minutes of high-intensity activity and a 10-minute cool down. Miteva urges those who try the boots to be ready for a workout, and take more than one class. “It takes a lot of energy,” she said. “You sweat — a lot. But don’t get discouraged. You can’t get the full effect in one class.” Miteva is a native of Bulgaria who moved to the United States 16 years ago in pursuit of a better life, she said. She launched a cleaning business, then shifted her focus to exercise instruction about five years ago. A certified Zumba instructor, Miteva said Kangoo is her passion. “I love these boots so much I don’t want to take them off,” she said. “This is not just exercise. This is a lot of fun.” Cost for the class is $40 for members and $44 for nonmembers, plus a $3 fee for boot rental. Miteva already teaches the class in Denver, Aurora and Lakewood, and aims to begin certifying other instructors in February.

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Fitness instructor Darina Miteva shows off her Kangoo Boots, the centerpiece of a new exercise class, at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. Photo by Jane Reuter The boots can be purchased for $250, but Miteva recommends trying a class before making the investment. To register for the class, visit www.sspr.org, or call 303347-5999. It is open to people age 8 and up.

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Coyote attacks down in Lone Tree City participating in regional study of animal’s behavior By Jane Reuter jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Cooper the dog survived a coyote attack during a holiday visit to Lone Tree, but city police said his close encounter is the most severe incident reported there in several months. “It’s still an ongoing effort, but I think a lot of people are more aware of the fact there is coyote activity out there,” Lone Tree’s animal control officer Dennis Page said. The city, which recorded three fatal coyote attacks on dogs in 2013 and six in 2012, is participating in a regional study on the animals. In December, researchers with the Den-

Public Trustees Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1499-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 15, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): GREGORY S MCKELLIPS Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, HOME123 CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust: December 22, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: January 08, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number): B7003452 Original Principal Amount: $105,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $91,396.84 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT 'A' AND INCORPORATED HEREIN AS THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. Also known by street and number as: 7440 SOUTH BLACKHAWK STREET, #3104, CENTENNIAL, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 02/12/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 10/15/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly L. Decker #32647 Toni M.N. Dale #30580 Medved Dale Decker & Deere, LLC 355 Union Blvd., Suite 302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 223-7883 Attorney File # 13-914-25335 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 1499-2013 Exhibit A PARCEL I CONDOMINIUM UNIT R-3-104, WINDMILL CREEK AMENDMENT NO.1, AC-

ver Metro Area Coyote Study placed posts for video cameras near Prairie Sky Park, the Lone Tree Golf Course clubhouse and Sweetwater Park. Once the cameras are placed, they will record coyote movements to help researchers determine if the animals are growing bolder and more aggressive. Coyotes attacks typically peak in the spring, when coyotes give birth and become highly defensive and territorial. They also can be aggressive toward dogs during the January through March mating season, when larger dogs may be viewed as threat to territory. Cooper, who is small and white, likely wasn’t a potential threat, said Lone Tree resident Doug Hoggard. “The good news is my dog survived,” he said. “The badTonews myConcern: dog really does Whomis It May This Notice is given with regard to the following delook like a rabbit.” scribed Deed of Trust: On October 15, 2013, undersigned Cooper’s grandchildren livethein Parker Public Trustee caused the Notice of Elecand brought Cooper with them midtion and Demand relating for to theaDeed of

● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 10/15/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly L. Decker #32647 Toni M.N. Dale #30580 Medved Dale Decker & Deere, LLC 355 Union Blvd., Suite 302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 223-7883 Attorney File # 13-914-25335 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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1499-2013 Exhibit A PARCEL I CONDOMINIUM UNIT R-3-104, WINDMILL CREEK AMENDMENT NO.1, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED ON MAY 10, 2002 AT RECEPTION NO. B2087517, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR WINDMILL CREEK RECORDED JANUARY 3, 2002 AT RECEPTION NO. B2001524, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE STATE OF COLORADO PARCEL II TOGETHER WITH CONDOMINIUM UNIT G-3-F, WINDMILL CREEK AMENDMENT NO.1, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED ON MAY 10, 2002 AT RECEPTION NO. B2087517, AND AS DEFINED ANO DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR WINDMILL CREEK RECORDED JANUARY 3, 2002 AT RECEPTION NO. B2001524, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER, ALL AMENDMENTS, AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. THE PROPERTY MUST BE OWNED BY EITHER GRANTOR OR AN OWNER OF A RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN THE PROJECT KNOWN AS WINDMILL CREEK UNDER THE DECLARATION FOR WINDMILL CREEK, RECORDED JANUARY 3, 2002 AT RECEPTION NO. B20015424 IN THE REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO. DURING THE PERIOD OF GRANTEE'S OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY, THE PROPERTY MAY ONLY BE USED BY GRANTEE OR GRANTEE'S GUESTS OR TENANTS IN OCCUPANCY OF THE RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN WINDMILL CREEK OWNED BY THE GRANTEE. THE PROPERTY SHALL ALSO BE SUBJECT TO THE ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION FOR WINDMILL CREEK THE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON THE PROPERTY ARE EXPRESSLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WINDMILL CREEK ASSOCIATION, AND THE ASSOCIATION SHALL HAVE ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO IT AS LAW OR IN EQUITY TO ENFORCE THE RESTRICTIONS Legal Notice NO.: 1499-2013 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1504-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 15, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Melissa T Mengel and Robert W. Attleson Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: November 15, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: December 02, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5180795 Original Principal Amount: $148,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $127,289.91 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, WINDERMERE HOMES, TRAC NO. 1, COUNTY OF AR-

Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Melissa T Mengel and Robert W. Attleson Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: November 15, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: December 02, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5180795 Original Principal Amount: $148,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $127,289.91 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, WINDERMERE HOMES, TRAC NO. 1, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6519 South Windermere Street, Littleton, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 02/12/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 10/15/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Jennifer Griest #34830 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-06258 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1504-2013 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1559-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 30, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Howard A Flaum and Christine H Flaum Original Beneficiary(ies): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: April 22, 2010 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 11, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number): D0044355 Original Principal Amount: $275,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $232,198.94 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and oth-

December visit. Hoggard, who lives along the Lone Tree golf course, doesn’t have a fenced yard. Though Hoggard warned his visiting family members not to leave the dog unattended outside, his 9-year-old granddaughter tethered Cooper off the back patio at about 6 a.m. Dec. 17. Four coyotes almost immediately attacked the small dog, but fled when the granddaughter screamed. Cooper suffered several puncture wounds and bruises, but no serious injuries. “He probably would have been killed in a manner of seconds if she hadn’t been there,” Hoggard said. “It was a big, expensive vet bill, but we were lucky.” Coyote study investigator Mary Ann Bonnell said pet owners should supervise their animals directly. “Go out with your dog, particularly at dawn, dusk and through the night,” she said. “At this time of year, we start to see To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 30, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Howard A Flaum and Christine H Flaum Original Beneficiary(ies): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: April 22, 2010 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 11, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number): D0044355 Original Principal Amount: $275,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $232,198.94 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 5653 East Long Place, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 02/26/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 10/30/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Jennifer Griest #34830 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-07212 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 1559-2013 EXHIBIT A Situate, lying and being in the County of Arapahoe and State of Colorado, described as follows: Lot 10, Homestead Farm Filing No. 5, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Being the same parcel conveyed to Howard A. Flaum and Christine H. Flaum from Robert J. Cornelius and Lincy A. Cornelius, by virtue of a Deed dated 04/14/1998, recorded 04/15/1998, as Instrument No. A8054463 County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Legal Notice NO.: 1559-2013 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1561-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 30, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Damian Quinn

an elevation in these kinds of attacks on dogs. (Coyotes) are getting ready to mate and den and getting more serious about defending their territories.” Page doesn’t view the attack on Cooper as unusually aggressive or cause for alarm, but as an unfortunate circumstance. “Coyotes are opportunity hunters,” he said. “They can’t tell the difference between a rabbit and a poodle. “When you have a dog on the back porch unprotected and tethered, it becomes fair game to them. They were doing what they do naturally.” The city welcomes additional volunteers to its Lone Tree Coyote Team, which includes free training from Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff in hazing techniques and educating others about the animals. For more information, call Page at the Lone Tree Police Department, 303-339-8150.

Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1561-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 30, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Damian Quinn Original Beneficiary(ies): AFFILIATED FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: January 27, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: February 18, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5023600 Original Principal Amount: $184,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $160,502.55 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 7, BLOCK 35, WALNUT HILLS, FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7532 East Costilla Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 02/26/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 10/30/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 Attorney File # 1068.06495 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1561-2013 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1566-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 5, 2013, the undersigned

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COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1566-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 5, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Anita B Matthews and Neil Thomas Matthews Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for MORTGAGEIT, INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: September 18, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: September 26, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6137999 Original Principal Amount: $213,750.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $204,318.46 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 1, BLOCK 32, NOB HILL FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 7302 South Albion Street, Centennial, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/05/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/05/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 Attorney File # 9105.06095 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1566-2013 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent


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24 Centennial Citizen

January 10, 2014

KNOWLEDGE IS THE ULTIMATE

PREVENTATIVE

MEDICINE. University of Colorado Hospital is excited to bring you a helpful and informative seminar series at the Lone Tree Health Center. Get your questions answered and learn more about your health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians, right here in your neighborhood. UPCOMING SEMINARS INCLUDE: WHY ARE MY HANDS NUMB? A discussion on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

LOL WITH CONFIDENCE: Learn what’s available for Female Bladder control

Presented by: John Froelich, MD Assistant Professor, Orthopedics University of Colorado School of Medicine

Presented by: Kathleen Connell, MD and Tyler Muffly, MD Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, Women’s Pelvic Health and Surgery University of Colorado School of Medicine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:00 – 7:00pm Why do I drop things and my hands go numb? Learn the answers to these and many other questions related to carpal tunnel syndrome. Cost: Free CLASSES OFFERED AT: Lone Tree Health Center 9548 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124 TO REGISTER GO TO: WWW.UCH.EDU/LONETREE Or call Amy Hurley at 720-553-1127 or 720-848-2200

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:00 – 7:30pm Learn why it’s NEVER normal to have bladder control issues. Find out what options are available if more advanced treatment is needed. Cost: Free

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