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Arapahoe sheriff set to cap career Grayson Robinson steps down this week By George Lurie
glurie@ coloradocommunitymedia.com After more than four decades of public service, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson will take off his uniform for the last time on Jan. 31. A retirement ceremony for the popular sheriff will be held at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on his last day and it’s a good bet a few tears will be shed during the speeches extolling the career of one of Colorado’s most highly respected lawmen. Humble and self-effacing to the end, Robinson, 63, a native of western Pennsylvania, said this week that he would rather talk about “the outstanding men and women I’ve been blessed to work with than about myself.” Pressed to reflect on his career, the sher-
iff said, “The last 42 years have been a wonderful adventure. I come from a family of teachers with a long history of community service. I always had a mindset of having a career with a purpose and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.” Robinson was accepted into the Littleton Police Academy at age 21, and he said, “I’ve never looked back. Serving as a public safety officer is all I’ve ever wanted to do.” After working for the Robinson Littleton police department for 20 years, Robinson joined the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office as a captain and worked as division commander of investigations before eventually being appointed undersheriff by then-Sheriff Pat Sullivan. In 2001, when Sullivan resigned before his final term was complete, Robinson was appointed sheriff. He was first elected in November 2002 and then re-elected by wide margins in 2006 and 2010.
WALCHER NAMED NEW SHERIFF The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners on Jan.28 unanimously appointed Undersheriff David Walcher to replace Sheriff Grayson Robinson effective Feb.1, praising his leadership, confidence and passion. “I feel very strongly about the continuity of keeping this county moving forward with as little interruption as possible, “ said Commissioner Rod Bockenfeld. Walcher Walcher said he appreciates the confidence they have placed in him. “Recent events have shown we need good people in these positions, and you have a great department,” he said. “I will not disappoint you.”
Tragedy before transition The sheriff, who is term-limited, announced his intention to retire late last year as part of what he called a “deliberate and
well-considered succession plan.” Robinson urged Arapahoe County commissioners to appoint his undersheriff, David Walcher, to serve out the remainder of his term — a suggestion the commissioners unanimously approved Jan. 28. Walcher, who has been with the ACSO since 2009, began his career at the FBI’s Denver bureau and then he served 21 years in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Following Robinson’s retirement ceremony, Walcher will be sworn in as Arapahoe County’s new sheriff. Unfortunately, just 24 hours after Robinson announced his plans to step down, the shooting occurred at Arapahoe High School. So rather than ride off quietly into the sunset, the sheriff has spent the past six weeks at the epicenter of a major investigation — and media firestorm. “It’s been a painstaking and emotional process,” he said. “We’ve been very busy trying to do the right thing. It’s what the community expects — and deserves.” Sheriff continues on Page 10
School-safety hotline bill gains steam Legislation would put state in charge of program By Vic Vela
During a December 2013 tour given to Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon (center) and Councilmember Ken Lucas (second from left), IKEA manager John Ellis (far left) explains the various features of the store’s “sustainability model,” which is located near the entrance and highlights energy-saving and environmentally friendly improvements made to the Centennial store. Courtesy photo
At IKEA, here comes the sun Centennial store doubles size of its solar footprint By George Lurie
glurie@ coloradocommunitymedia.com In a state where the sun shines more than 300 days a year, IKEA reached a milestone when the company plugged in and powered up Colorado’s largest rooftop solar energy system. Installation of more than 2,000 additional panels for the expanded PV — or Photovoltaic — solar system began this past summer and on Jan. 22, the system became operational. “We’re finally up and running and excited to have the largest rooftop solar energy system in the state,” said store manager John Ellis. “It’s another example of IKEA’s commitment to environmental sustainability.” When the popular Swedish company
IKEA’s recently expanded solar energy system is Colorado’s single-largest rooftop solar array. Photo courtesy of IKEA that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture as well as appliances and home accessories first opened in Centennial two and a half years ago, the store made a point of emphasizing its commitment to
operating in an environmentally friendly manner. Walking into the lobby, shoppers are greeted by a “sustainability model” — a miniature version of the Centennial store that highlights the various ecologically conscious and energy-saving measures the company takes every day. The new, expanded solar system turned on this week is more than twice as large as the rooftop solar system that was in operation from IKEA’s first day in business in Colorado in July 2011. “We are fortunate to have the roof space and corporate commitment to more than double the energy being generated on-site here at the store,” said Ellis. “We’re proud to make this investment and to grow our local sustainable footprint.” Located on 13.5 acres just west of Interstate 25 and north of County Line Road, the 415,000-square-foot IKEA Centennial was the company’s first IKEA continues on Page 10
A chilling irony occurred during a Jan. 23 legislative committee hearing on a school-safety hotline bill. At the same time that lawmakers were hearing testimony, Jefferson County Public Schools was sending out alerts that a lockout involving some of its schools had been lifted following reports that police were investigating a threat at Columbine High School. Tom Mauser — whose son Daniel was killed during the 1999 Columbine massacre — was listening to the testimony from inside a Senate Education Committee hearing room, when he received the alerts on his phone. “It just goes to show that we have to continue with our vigilance,” Mauser told committee members. Nothing came of the threats the day of the committee hearing. But what happened at Columbine High School 15 years ago is exactly what the Safe2Tell Hotline was intended to prevent. Since 1999, the hotline has operated as an anonymous way for students to notify law enforcement of potential campus threats. But the nonprofit-backed hotline is at risk of shutting down due to a lack of funding. Because of that, lawmakers want the state take over operations for a program that they believe has been successful in thwarting several school tragedies. “Rarely in government do we get an opportunity to adopt something that’s working,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. Cadman and Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, are co-sponsors of Senate Bill 2, which would transfer operations School continues on Page 10
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Burnham bowing out of housing authority Retires after 35 years with SMHO By Jennifer Smith
email@example.com With two major projects drawing to a close, South Metro Housing Options Executive Director Dan Burnham has decided it’s time to call it a day, announcing he’ll retire as of May 15. “We’ve got a really, really strong staff right now, and the agency is in a really good place, so I think it’s a good time,” said Burnham, 63. He’ll stay long enough to likely see the Powers Circle Apartments fully leased, a project he says he’s quite proud of. Built in 1961, SMHO is completely renovating the 69 units and offering them as affordable housing thanks to a public/private partnership. The project represents a $7 million reinvestment in the northeast neighborhood, something that’s been so important to Burnham that he moved his own offices there. SMHO renovated an empty building at Littleton Boulevard and Bannock Street, where many of the agency’s clients live nearby. “This is an area we really wanted to make an investment in,” he said. “What better way to do it than to show we want to be here?” The other big project that he’ll see the
end of is the new, expanded community room at Amity Plaza, which provides sliding-scale housing for seniors and the disabled. Also serving seniors is the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center, which he believes to be the first such center ever built by a housing authority. “I’m proud of all our housing,” he said. “It’s not the housing of last resort, it’s the housing of first choice.” It’s that attitude that has created a successful career for Burnham since 1979, when he first started at Amity as a project coordinator on his climb up to the helm in 2003. “Dan has been a constant source of energy and creativity for South Metro Housing Options,” said SMHO board chair Andy Hancock. “His motto of `providing a hand up instead of a hand out’ has been his guiding philosophy. His impact on the city and state will be felt for many years to come.” One project Burnham wishes had happened never did after neighbors argued against its proposed density. Emerald Point, west of Progress Park, would have been 40 units in nine buildings, plus a community center, on a site that used to have just two houses. “I really felt like that would a been a jewel in the crown, so to speak, but we’ll move on and do something else. … Maybe someday it will get built, but not there. I can appreciate that they don’t want more density, and we really wanted to be good neighbors.” Upcoming challenges for whoever re-
Dan Burnham, executive director of South Metro Housing Authority, announced he will retire this spring. Photo by Jennifer Smith places him will continue to be funding, he said, plus the lack of space to build new facilities in built-out Littleton. The next executive director will need to be creative and have a clear vision, he said. “And they’ll have to care about the people, because that’s really why we’re here,” he said. “The residents are my greatest joy, and sometimes a challenge, but you really get to know them and where’s they’re coming from. Up next for him is traveling and spend-
ing more time with his three kids, four grandsons and the new grandbaby that’s on the way. He’ll also continue to volunteer with the annual Carousel of Music and the Littleton Transportation Network, which is looking at alternative ways to fund the city’s Omnibus. “It’s been a good run,” he said. “When I first started, I didn’t really have a career plan, but I don’t think I could have chosen anything I would like better. And I think that’s a good way to go out.”
Colorado suicide rate consistently high By Jennifer Smith
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Could it have been predicted? It’s a question many people ask after a tragedy like the recent murder at Arapahoe High School that ended with the gunman taking his own life, and it’s a tough one for even mental-health professionals to answer. “We know we need to talk to our kids about things like drugs, sex and drinking,” said Dr. Barbara Becker, director of community programs for Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network. “But it didn’t dawn on me that I needed to be talking to my kids about suicide until my youngest daughter started losing friends to suicide.” It’s especially important here in Colorado, which consistently ranks in the top 10 states with the highest suicide rates, according to research compiled by A/ DMHN. In 2011, 910 people died by their own hand here, more than by homicide and car crashes combined. That year, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for Coloradans ages 10 to 34. Why us? It’s a question on the lips of many who live here, and even others looking in from outside. Becker said there is research being done on whether altitude plays a role, as several mountain states are in the top 10. Other possibilities include lack of resources in rural areas, a tendency for Westerners to have a “go-it-alone” attitude, and access to lethal means. Also, because Colorado is an attractive state to move to, newcomers might feel isolated before establishing a social circle. But in the end, nobody knows for sure, said Becker. “I wish that I had the answer,” she said.
“But there is a lot of energy that is being directed toward suicide prevention and research. I have a lot of hope, but the reality is this field is relatively new. Things that we thought we knew 20 years ago, it turns out that we don’t.” Perhaps most telling is that more than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder that went unknown, ignored or untreated. Becker acknowledges that it can be a difficult thing to acknowledge a loved one might be feeling suicidal or otherwise be mentally unstable, but it’s important to reach out. “People who are feeling like they want to hurt themselves can feel a sense of relief if somebody does talk to them about it,” she said. “Just knowing that somebody cared enough to actually ask might be enough.” The best way to find out if somebody is suicidal is simply to ask the direct question, says Becker. But when? “If in your gut you are feeling that you really need to make sure, then ask,” she said. “At the same time, you don’t want to completely overreact, either. It’s a fine balance, but you need to pay attention to all the clues that are out there. … I believe very much in the gut feeling.” Watch for patterns in changes in sleeping or eating habits, social withdrawal, decreased energy, slipping grades, giving away prized possessions, high-risk behavior or joking about suicide. And remember that it’s better to err on the side of caution, says Becker. “Getting professional advice doesn’t mean they’re crazy, it means they’re taking care of themselves,” she said. “I think we could all benefit from having a neutral party to talk to.”
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The novelty of the Bud Bowl Remember the Bud Bowl? If not, you missed out because it was way cool. It was this stop motion animated Super Bowl advertising campaign that matched Bud versus Bud Light for the ultimate beer supremacy. The ad campaign even incorporated celebrities from the sports world, with Bob Costas, Terry Bradshaw and Tom Landry providing character voice-overs. The Bud Bowl was a blast — well except when they jumped the shark by introducing players from the Bud Dry and Bud Ice teams. Lame. I even won money on some of the Bud Bowls — well, except in 1991, when I was dumb enough to parlay a Bud Light win with the team the Harlem Globetrotters were playing that night. Lousy, stupid Washington Generals! While the Bud Bowl is a thing of the past, this year’s Super Bowl is bringing a new — and literal — interpretation to the Bud Bowl. It pits teams from the two states where marijuana is legal: Colorado and Washington. So, the Broncos will be taking on the Seahawks in the new and improved Bud Bowl. And the novelty is not lost on Colorado lawmakers who passed legislation last year that regulates the newly created marijuana industry. “I think it would be funny if instead of Peyton Manning saying, ‘Omaha. Omaha. Omaha,’ he says, ‘Mile high. Mile high. Puff, puff, pass,’ “ said state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton. “Then I’d probably crack up.” See, I’m not the only one who appreciates the uniqueness of the game this weekend. And can you imagine what the Super Bowl ads are gonna look like for the big game? After voters passed a tax structure for marijuana sales in November, Gov. John Hickenlooper tweeted about marijuana, Cheetos and Goldfish. It’s perfect fodder for commercials during a game where a lot of people will be sitting around, watching football, eating Doritos and
getting — legally — stoned. Rep. Johnathan Singer, D-Longmont, sponsored the bill that placed a 25 percent tax on retail marijuana sales in Colorado. Singer — who was hilarious during marijuana committee hearings last year, with his punchy pot quips — is fully aware of the novelty of the Bud Bowl. “I finally understand how dumb it sounded when I was using all these bad puns,” Singer said. But I’m curious whether lawmakers will be making any marijuana-themed bets on the game. You see it all the time during big games — politicians betting what their state is famous for against what the other politician’s state is famous for. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, said he won’t be making any pot bets with his Washington equivalent. “I have no desire to get it here or try any from Washington,” he said. I recently spoke with Republican Congressman Mike Coffman. The former state House and Senate member said he won’t be making any marijuana bets either. “I’m sure that there’s going to be some elected official somewhere that’s going to be trading brownies, or something like that, that are laced with marijuana,” Coffman said. “But I’m not going to be one of them.” Singer said he’s planning on making a Super Bowl
NEWS IN A HURRY Jones District update expected
A development update is expected sometime next month regarding the Jones District, 1.8-million-squarefoot, mixed-use project that will be the city’s single-largest commercial development. Mary Bliss, Jones’ vice president of real estate, said this week that all of the project’s joint venture and marketing plans “are still being worked on” but she expects to be able to announce substantive new developments in February. The project’s rezoning and development agreements were approved by city council on Oct. 7 of last year. The Jones District is a 42-acre “urban center” development that cable and online-university entrepreneur Glenn Jones plans to build on a large parcel he owns near East Mineral Avenue and Interstate 25. Plans were submitted this past March for the ambitious project, which could cost more than $200 million to build out over a period of 20 to 25 years and will include commercial, retail and residential components in buildings up to 15 stories tall.
Engineering manager honored
Travis Greiman, Centennial’s en-
gineering manager, has been named a Jennings Randolph International Fellow by the American Public Works Association. As one of two International Fellows chosen from a field of 17 from across the country, Greiman will conduct a study tour to focus on project implementation strategies used in Mexico and make a presentation at a prestigious conference to be held in September in Acapulco, Mexico. Greiman’s study will highlight how four engineering techniques are employed in Mexico: right-of-way acquisition, public outreach, interagency coordination and winning political favor. Greiman, who has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, manages the city’s annual $16 million capital improvements budget and assists in managing the $10 million public works operations budget.
Liquor board vacancies
The City of Centennial is currently accepting applications to fill openings on the Liquor Licensing Authority. The Liquor Licensing Authority is a quasi-judicial board that conducts public hearings for local liquor
license applications and violations of the liquor code within the city. Terms are for a three-year period. Meetings take place on the first and third Thursday evening of each month at the Centennial Civic Center, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112. To obtain more information or applications visit the city website, www.centennialco.gov, or contact the city clerk, 303-754-3302. Application deadline: Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.
Super Sunday Fun Run The entire family can exercise before `the big game’ with South Suburban’s Super Sunday Fun Run on Sun., Feb. 2 at 10 am. The recreational 5K run/walk takes place along the scenic Mary Carter Greenway in Littleton. Friendly dogs on leashes and strollers are welcome. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Platte River Bar and Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Pre-registration race fee is $25; $30 fee on race day, and includes timing and race T-shirt. Register online at www.RunningGuru.com/ Event/SuperSunday. Online registration closes at noon, Jan. 31. — Compiled by George Lurie
beer bet with a Washington state representative. Singer’s going to put up a selection of beers from the fine Lyonsbased Oskar Blues brewery. Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a former state Senator, recently won a beer bet with a San Diego-based House member following the Broncos’ win over the Chargers. But Perlmutter told me that he won’t be betting marijuana. Instead, he’ll be talking smack on behalf of the Broncos this week and will probably bet another case of beer with a Washington politico before the big game. Come on guys. Beer? Really? Get with the program! Beer is yesterday’s news, here. Colorado’s and Washington’s marijuana legalizations are all over the national news. How could you not bet weed for the big game? “For one thing, our taxes are better,” Singer said. “The same amount equivalent-wise is not going to be cost equivalent.” That has to be the coolest and most cerebral argument against making Super Bowl marijuana bets with the state of Washington — because ours is better and cheaper. “Also, just as a (Public Service Announcement), it still is federally illegal to be mailing this stuff,” Singer said. “I know there’s going to be a lot of PSA’s that we’re going to have to do in New York to remind the fans in Washington and Colorado that you can’t take it with you.” So forget about any marijuana betting during the Bud Bowl, folks. More importantly — Go Broncos! Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow Vic on Twitter: @VicVela1.
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Wildfire mitigation efforts unveiled Key recommendations by governor’s task force absent By Vic Vela
email@example.com Gov. John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills on Jan. 23 that is “aimed at improving Colorado’s ability to mitigate and fight wildfires.” However, Hickenlooper and legislators spent most of a Capitol press conference answering questions having to do with wildfire mitigation options that are not part of the eight bills that were introduced. The bills do not include key recommendations made by the governor’s own wildfire task force committee, including ones that place fees and building code mandates on homeowners who reside in areas where a high potential for wildfires exists. And the package does not address the creation of a state firefighting fleet. The governor’s office says the issue needs more work. But a Republican lawmaker who is sponsoring his own air tanker legislation said at the same press conference that the time for a wildfire fleet is now. “I believe that wildfire is a clear and
present danger to Colorado and we need to take action,” said Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction. The governor insists that the bipartisan pieces of wildfire legislation that were introduced on Jan. 23 will go a long way in combatting a growing Report threat facing the state. “I think with this year we will continue to raise the ante and try to dedicate more resources up front to try to get to these fires sooner,” Hickenlooper said. The bills deal with a variety of areas aimed at wildfire prevention. They include giving the governor the ability to provide financial assistance without a federal disaster declaration; and allowing county governments more autonomy in putting bans on agricultural burning during periods of high fire danger and to clamp down on summer fireworks. Bills also deal with the creation of the wildfire information and resource center and a grant program that seeks to increase local firefighter safety. Another bill would allow firefighters who are killed while com-
batting wildfires to collect death benefits. The governor’s office also touted Hickenlooper’s role in launching a pilot program that allows agencies across the West to work collaboratively to reduce wildfire risks. The governor is also calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide federal dollars for tree-thinning efforts in Western forests. But the bills that were introduced on Jan. 23 will not include key recommendations that were made by the governor’s wildfire task force, prior to the state of the legislative session. They included recommendations that lawmakers take up measures that would impose fees on properties that reside in the Wildland Urban Interface, where homes sit in close proximity to terrain where there is a high potential for wildfires. Also, there are no pieces of legislation that would require homeowners living in those areas to create defensive spaces in front of their homes, or that would create a statewide building code, as were also recommended by Hickenlooper’s task force. Instead, lawmakers are proposing legislation that offers homeowners tax credits as a way of enticing them to take up their own mitigation efforts. “If that doesn’t work, we will revisit any
ideas that were brought forth by the task force,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, DBlack Hawk. Hickenlooper added that people living in those areas already know the risks. “We don’t have to lean on them with a heavy shoulder,” Hickenlooper said. It also doesn’t appear that a proposed firefighting fleet will get off the ground any time soon. Last year, lawmakers created legislation that would go toward creating an air fleet, but it went unfunded. Hickenlooper — concerned by the potentially enormous cost for the state to pay for its own firefighting fleet — said he prefers a “shared fleet,” one where Western states chip in on the operating costs. But Hickenlooper said that, so far, neighboring states have expressed concern “that the benefit doesn’t justify the cost.” King, who has pushed hard for a firefighting fleet, said he believes “there is an opportunity to deal with this.” When asked whether he supports the wildfire legislation bills, King offered tepid support. “They’re a step in the right direction,” King said.
GOP lawmakers urge action on firefighting fleet By Vic Vela firstname.lastname@example.org A day after Gov. John Hickenlooper touted wildfire legislation that was introduced last week, Republicans state lawmakers held a press conference, where they urged the governor to back a revived effort to get the state to buy its own aerial firefighting fleet. Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, introduced a bill on Jan. 24 that would re-
quire the state to lease aircraft designed to fight fires, including the immediate purchase of three Type 1 helicopters. The day before, Hickenlooper – who was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that included King – told reporters that he wasn’t ready to support King’s legislation, based on the logistical complexities involved with the state operating its own fleet, including the hefty price tag of such an undertaking. But King, flanked by other Republican
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lawmakers and fire officials, said he doesn’t understand why Hickenlooper isn’t fully on board with his effort. “I gotta tell you, I laugh a little bit at the pushback I’m getting on this legislation,” said King. King pursued similar legislation last year, which culminated in a state study of the issue that is expected to be released in the spring. The press conference came on the heels of Hickenlooper’s support of several measures aimed at wildfire prevention and mitigation. The eight bills have bipartisan sponsorship and should get plenty of support through the legislative process. Republican lawmakers were careful to not be too critical of the governor’s wild-
fire mitigation efforts. Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, and Rep. Frank McNulty, RHighlands Ranch, said Hickenlooper has shown good leadership in protecting the state from the threat of wildfires. “But I don’t understand Gov. Hickenlooper’s opposition to the state maintaining these rapid response vehicles, airplanes and helicopters that have been proven to work; that have saved lives; that have saved homes and have saved communities,” McNulty said. During the same press conference, Republicans introduced other pieces of legislation related to wildfire mitigation, including a bill from Roberts that would update the state’s emergency radio system.
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who are owed money By Vic Vela
email@example.com A bill that would create a governmental process that deals with workers’ claims of wage theft cleared its first legislative hurdle on Jan. 22, a year after similar legislation failed. The issue can affect those who work in contract labor positions and industry service employees, such as restaurant wait staff, according to testimony heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Wage Protection Act aims to protect those workers who feel they are being shortchanged in wages. Under the bill, workers can file claims of missed wages through a Department of Labor administrative process. Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the bill gives workers more resources by which they are able to claim unpaid wages. “When folks work a long hard day and expect to be paid, they should be paid,” Ulibarri said. Ulibarri told the committee that the Department of Labor receives thousands of calls from workers each year who claim their employers owe them money. “The resolution most people get is to call an attorney, go through small claims court, or figure it out on your own,” he said. “Most folks are intimidated by that process.” Under the bill, the new administrative process calls for the Department of Labor to investigate wage claim thefts of up to $7,500. If the department determines that a wage violation has occurred, the employer has 14 days to respond to the decision, or
else face fines. The bill also allows for an appeal process for employers who are deemed to be in violation through the administrative process. Last year’s version of the bill included criminal penalties on employers who were found to have been involved in wage violations. Business came on board with this year’s attempt after the criminalization aspect was removed from the legislation. The bill received mixed testimony. Chuck Saxton of the Bennett-based Saxton Construction, a supporter of the legislation, said he has heard stories from workers who claim that other employers cheated them out of paychecks. “Our laws are supposed to be a reflection of our morality,” he said, speaking in favor of the bill. However, the Colorado Restaurant Association has come out against the bill. Nick Hoover, a spokesman for the organization, said that most complaints that workers file regarding alleged wage theft are the result of “simple confusion over payroll procedures.” Hoover also said that the proposed administrative process would lead to “punitive costs” for employers on matters that can typically be handled in-house. “I haven’t spoken to a restaurant that hasn’t been able to handle this in a face-toface conversation,” Hoover said. Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, said the legislation is unnecessary and that the current grievance process works without government intervention. “I do not believe that the benefit of this legislation outweighs the cost,” he said. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled committee following a 3-2 party line vote. It now heads to the Senate Finance Committee, before it receives a full vote in the Senate.
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January 31, 2014
Colorado food stamp assistance rises Numbers higher today than during recession By Adrian D. Garcia
I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS More Coloradans are receiving food assistance today than during the worst months of the Great Recession. Since 2007, the number of people receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — has more than doubled. An average of 508,200 residents qualified for SNAP dollars each month during 2013, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services. This year the state predicts that an additional 44,000 Coloradans will sign up for help in putting food on the table. But the available assistance is limited. The average SNAP household of 2.5 people receives about $300 a month, according to government figures, or $10 a day. “The big challenge right now is in November food stamp benefits were reduced when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s temporary boost ended,” said Michelle Ray, spokes-
woman for the advocacy group Hunger Free Colorado. The dollar deduction means some families are sacrificing nutritional food like milk and produce for cheaper, less healthy alternatives, Ray said. In some cases food banks have stepped in to help. “We don’t care if they get food stamps, a lot of people just need help” said Vic Ocana, executive director of Compassion Food Banks. He said Compassion’s nine locations in Colorado all report growing lines for food distribution since last fall. “We try to give them enough food for the month but people are more anxious for help now,” Ocana said. In recent years the SNAP program has become caught up in political infighting in Washington, with House Republicans wanting to cut benefits in the name of reducing government spending, while Senate Democrats, among others, argue that the program is important in the fight against hunger. In Colorado, about 40 percent of “working age” SNAP users, those 16 to 65, were employed as of June 2013. “Seeing one person abusing the system ruins it for everyone else,” said
Andrea Fuller, executive director of the monthly newspaper Denver VOICE, of allegations that the program is sometimes misused. “For the majority of people on SNAP it’s humiliating and humbling.” Before getting her position with VOICE in November, Fuller said she relied on SNAP benefits to help feed her family. “Even working multiple part-time jobs I wasn’t earning enough,” Fuller said. In 2011 she enrolled in the SNAP program. “It’s one thing for me to be hungry, but I can’t bear to see my children hungry.” Many SNAP users just aren’t earning enough to feed themselves and their families, Fuller said. Others need government assistance after losing a job. Some are disabled. The population is diverse, Fuller said, and “not enough people have enough income right now.” Communication from the state can be confusing for SNAP users, Fuller said, and attempting to contact a caseworker can be “frustrating” in that it can take several days. Keeping up with the rapid increase in SNAP participants has been a challenge
for offices across the state, especially in rural areas, acknowledged Sue McGinn, director of the state’s food and energy division. One problem — in which 5 percent of Coloradans on SNAP were accidentally overpaid by the state and then forced to pay back the money — has been addressed, McGinn said. In July, the state will implement new software that should improve communication. “The program has never had a 100 percent increase in participants in such a short amount of time,” she said. “Colorado’s participation rate is still low compared to other states. We tend to be in the bottom five when ranked nationally.” State officials remain skeptical that SNAP participation rates will return to 2007 levels any time soon. “Once the economy gets better I’m not expecting a huge shift back,” McGinn said. “We’re just seeing the stabilization of the program.” I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. To read more, please go to inewsnetwork.org. Contact Adrian D. Garcia at garcia.d.adrian@ gmail.com
Ridgeview pond turning into a puddle Drought claiming another victim By Jennifer Smith
jsmith@ colorado communitymedia.com Ralph Dergance watches the pond behind his home dry up with a sense of melancholy. “You could ice skate and fish it once upon a time,” he said of the Ridgeview Park pond. But today the fish are in danger of dying and the water level is dropping daily. It’s in the same boat as Ketring Lake and, in fact, many of Littleton’s bodies of water, most of which depend on the High Line Canal for sustenance. “With the drought, many ponds have been affected by the lack of water, including the pond in Ridgeview Park,” explains Jim Priddy, director of parks and open space for South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. But what Dergance is having trouble understanding is how several small private ponds upstream from Ridgeview Park are plenty full, when in the past the
canal water has flowed through them into the pond behind his house. “The real question I have is, why have SSPRD and the City of Littleton acted on behalf of very few private ponds while doing nothing for the property that you are supposed to manage and protect for all of the citizens of Littleton?” he wrote in an email to Priddy. Priddy explains that Denver Water controls the flow of water in the High Line Canal. “From the canal, the water flows downstream and cascades into several upper ponds, all of which are privately owned,” he said. “It is our understanding that the property owners have High Line Canal water rights. The pond nearest to Ridgeview Pond has a private spring, and the owners were able to allow any overflow to go into Ridgeview Pond.” But the canal ran for less than a week last fall, and the private spring dried up at the same inopportune time. “South Suburban has looked at options for filling the pond, but as far as it can determine, it doesn’t have the water rights for Ridgeview Pond,” said Prid-
dy. “South Suburban also has hired a water attorney to investigate how water might be obtained for the pond.” One option was to fill it from a hydrant, as they did with Ketring Lake last September. But that water is potable and would have to be dechlorinated to avoid killing whatever fish are left, at a cost of at least $11,000. Additionally, SSPRD is mandated by Denver Water to reduce its outdoor water usage by at least 20 percent. “South Suburban’s board is concerned about the precedent it would set to spend taxpayer dollars to fill, and possibly keep refilling, the pond every year,” said Priddy. Denver Water has indicated it is likely that the High Line Canal will run this spring and advised Priddy to wait until spring to see what happens. “We understand the strong connection between residents and their neighborhood parks, and the important role parks, including Ridgeview, play in the community,” he said. “Parks are a treasured amenity, and South Suburban strives to maintain and
manage parks to the best of its ability so residents can reap the benefits.” Dergance feels like SSPRD could do more. “South Suburban has failed to recognize that by not getting water into the pond in Ridgeview Park it is, in fact, ruining a public recreation site that is used and enjoyed by many of our residents versus the private ponds that are enjoyed only by their owners. … I truly appreciate all SSPRD has done for Ridgeview Park over the years. It is a joy having it in my back yard. I can only hope that you will finish the job correctly and provide the water essential to the survival of Ridgeview Park.”
By Tom Munds
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the event. “She left it alone, hoping it would get out of the fender area on its own.” Unfortunately, it didn’t happen, and when the woman drove to work in Englewood, she saw the squirrel was still under her fender and called police. Cousineau said Englewood Officer John Hoehler was able to see the squirrel and attempted to reach up and get it out of the fender area. “That didn’t work because apparently the squirrel was trapped by the springs that are part of the suspension,” Cousineau said. “Officer Hoehler called the fire department, they lifted the car up to take the load off the wheels and the officer was able to get the squirrel out.” Cousineau said the squirrel wasn’t injured and, when the officer released it, the furry animal scampered across the grass and disappeared into a nearby tree.
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Numbers another bright spot for economy Perhaps it wasn’t an earthshaking news item, but some welcome numbers nonetheless. A report released earlier this month noted Colorado realized a 54 percent drop in foreclosure activity last year, with a rate of 1 for every 2,577 housing units at the end of 2013 — and nationally the comparison shows a 26 percent drop. The report by RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosed properties, shared its bright figures, which were not unexpected results but progressing faster than expected, at least according to Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman. Chapman, like other officials in Colorado counties, has been tracking foreclosures for the better part of a decade, and we like her comment noting the country is finally getting rid of the ill-considered loans written
our view in 2005 when borrowers “had to do little to show income.” Well, we are getting rid of several effects related to easy money home loans that contributed to the housing bubble bust. We wrote stories through the years about the extra work involved for police to keep an eye on vacant properties, which can be targets for theft, vandalism or teen gatherings. This is tough on neighborhoods, so we are pleased to get rid of the problems associated with vacant home pockets here and there.
letter to the editor ‘Our View’ not my view
Last week’s editorial, “Time for major immigration reform,” suggests that those who have come here illegally deserve amnesty via the S. 744 bill. And Amnesty is what the Gang of Eight and bill S.744 is really all about. No one should be deceived about what “comprehensive immigration reform” means, other than giving amnesty to an estimated 12 million illegal aliens. How is it that the United States government should serve as the world’s largest employment agency providing “needed” workers to businesses that no longer feel the need to fairly compensate American workers? Why is it OK to create a permanent underclass of low-skilled workers at low wages who ultimately require additional public assistance to get by? And why should anyone believe that
immigration laws will be enforced and our borders be secured? S. 744 is exactly the same “comprehensive immigration reform” package the American public was sold in 1986. Now 27 years later, the Gang of Eight is pushing to legalize at least four times the number of people who received amnesty under the 1986 bill. Adding tens of millions of lowskilled and heavily governmentdependent immigrants to the country increases competition for scarce jobs, reduces wages, and increases the burden of welfare. Our immigration system isn’t “broken.” America is a land of laws, and anyone who wants to become a citizen is welcome to do so. But do it through legal means. Ken Hurd Parker
Of course the impact to the undercurrents to the economy have been even more severe. The foreclosures caused serious reductions in the value of homes. We know it doesn’t take a wide circle of friends to find someone who bought a house and got caught in the downturn and felt saddled for the long-term with “upside down” mortgages. Now the loose loan practices of the past have dried up in many ways and made it tougher for some wanting to buy homes, but the tightening had to happen. This effect and the downturn of the economy in 2008 made it in turn tough for many businesses looking for loans to advance their businesses. Businesses certainly suffered, and we reported the related double trouble of unemployment
and foreclosures on many families. Having covered the problems under the dark clouds of foreclosures, we are glad to see the numbers give hints for an improving, more stable economy. We hope legislation passed by the Statehouse in recent years to address predatory lending and federal mechanisms will help to prevent the country from finding itself in the same jam. We are happy to leave visions of boarded up buildings behind. Colorado has a lot going for it. We see good signs. For one, the battered construction industry is seeing more housing and office projects in the works. And Forbes magazine recently ranked Colorado as the fifth best state for business, and predicted strong growth. It’s been a slow turning, but we enjoy every sign that the economy is turning around.
The mystery of personal and professional growth I really do enjoy a good mystery. It could be a great novel or movie or just watching the variety of news programs or shows where we get to explore along with the journalists and public intrigued by mystery and the possibilities of observing a Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, a giant squid, ghosts, extra-terrestrials, or some other type of enigmatic predator or anomalous event. Mysteries just seem to capture my attention. And one of the greatest mysteries I encounter on an all too frequent basis is this: why is it that when people who are looking to make a change for the better continue doing the same things over and over again and expect different results. As we all know, this is one definition of insanity. Whether we are just embarking on the pursuit of a worthy goal or objective in our lives, or we have gotten to a place where we have plateaued and feel stuck, we need to recognize that we can still reach higher, see farther, and elevate our performance at almost everything we are striving for in our lives or wish to accomplish. For some, it’s just being in their comfort zone and becoming so settled that complacency has usurped desire. And this is where we get caught up in the trap of doing the very same things that we have always done. And maybe even worse, we have begun taking short cuts because we are just too settled and comfortable with where we are right now. Did you catch that line earlier in the
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paragraph, “… complacency has usurped desire?” Is that your situation? Life is so full of mysteries and the world is full of unexplainable phenomena that pique our curiosity and leave us wanting to know more. And as we indulge in the exploration of the mysterious our imagination becomes accelerated and our creativity inspired. What if we put that same energy into uncovering or discovering what it is that drives us to want to succeed in every area of our lives? If there is an area of our life where we have a deep desire to change, one new technique to attempt can be found in forcing ourselves to try something new. Change the routine, the diet, and maybe even make some changes relative to the types of people we surround ourselves with. I recently saw this quote floating around Facebook, “Surround yourself with people that make you a better person.” You see, the mysterious isn’t really all Norton continues on Page 7
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Unity feels good: United in Orange We are going to be happy together or disappointed together but either way we are united. From the star on Castle Rock with the Bronco colors to the orange jerseys — a lot of 18’s — to the plates and cupcakes at my small group from church last night, we are excited that the home team is in the Super Bowl after a fantastic record-setting year. Unity feels good. The excitement is contagious. It is possible to meet a complete stranger and strike up a conversation like old friends because there is a passionate common interest. I travelled to Tampa Bay for the funeral of one of my lifelong best friends. My plane arrived in Tampa shortly after the kickoff of the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. What if my host who is picking me up at the airport does not like football or care about the Broncos? They might stop by Wal-Mart on the way or after we arrived want to watch the Kardashians or some ridiculous show like that and I’d miss the game. I was experiencing the worst case of “Fear of Missing Football.” I had a case of “Fear of Missing the Broncos Make it to the Super Bowl.” Thankfully it was
convenient for them to pick me up after the game at 6:30 p.m. EST. I found a nice restaurant with the game on TV and quickly made eight new friends. We were united with at least two common denominators. We liked football and were rooting for the Broncos so it was easy to talk, laugh and have fun together. This type of unity feels especially good in a world that is fractured into countless differences and controversies. Debate and the freedom of expression is priceless, but do we have to prove our point every day? Families, lifestyles, politics, business strategies, economies and plans of medical treatment have so many options within them and strong personalities arguing their opinions that there is little chance of agreement or experiencing
Music can change a life I am completely out of it when it comes to the music that most people listen to. Nina Simone never shook her rear end on stage. Bob Dylan doesn’t change costumes between songs. I don’t listen to anyone who has backup dancers. The music I listen to doesn’t come with choreography. A symphony orchestra doesn’t have backup singers or dancers or any of that nonsense. Keep your raunchy, topless, motorcycle video away from me. “Mr. Smith, aren’t you being a little harsh? My daughter listens to hip-hop. At least she is listening to music. You have to start somewhere. Maybe someday she will get her head screwed on straight, and find out about Django Reinhart.” Django Reinhardt didn’t stick out his tongue. But here’s one: Josephine Baker twerked. Did she ever. And she is still one (or two) up on Miley Cyrus. I have said this before: I don’t dance and I don’t watch dancers. This puts me in a low percentile. The population is low in the lower percentile, and it’s my favorite address. Jennifer and I went to a CU football game, and we were bombarded with bad music from the instant we entered the stadium until we left with a hearing loss in the third quarter. Some people, like restaurant owners, think that loud music connotes a good time. I think it connotes a headache. If you are raised on something, that is what you know and expect. I wonder what it would be like to be a teenager who listens to Katy Perry, and then hears Billie Holiday for the first time. Dr. Dre or Nat King Cole? Beyoncé or Ella Fitzgerald? One Direction or Arcade Fire? Eminem (featuring Rhianna) or Chopin (featuring Chopin)? Lady Gaga or Lady Day? Those are easy for me to answer. Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, music — someone’s music — changed my life. It was just a couple of months after the Ken-
nedy assassination, and like everyone else, I needed something to change the way that I was feeling. An odd looking and odd sounding man introduced a band from England. He insisted upon calling them “lads.” “The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for US television, and was characterized by an audience composed largely of screaming, hysterical girls in tears.” Their first song was “All My Loving.” I didn’t know this until recently: “The act that followed their first set in the broadcast was pre-recorded, rather than have someone perform live on stage amidst the pandemonium that occurred after the group performed their songs.” Someone was thinking. It would have been crazy if ventriloquist Señor Wences had come out live with Johnny, the face he drew on his hand. Crazy but wonderful. Juvenile jealousies caused me to resist the band at first, because it was all the girls in my high school talked about. But after a few months, and now after 50 years, I realize that their music is as important as anything I have ever heard “In My Life.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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the pleasure and potential of unity. Our 24-hour news cycles on TV and Radio feed an insatiable appetite for controversy. When a sports player “mouths-off” and causes more controversy the microphones are drawn to the emotion like bugs are to a light. I wish I could direct us to the church as a place where we could find peace and unity. The message is there. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will inherit the earth.” “How good and pleasing it is when brothers dwell together in unity.” In the earliest days after the time of Christ the church was united. They had everything in common and the world was changed because of how they loved each other. We can’t play football all year long and only one team can be at the top at the end of the season, so we have to look to another source for lasting unity and peace. Since the message is in the Scriptures and there was a time when it worked, I believe the faith community is our greatest hope for meaningful unity. And I realize that, as an individual within the faith community, I need to take responsibility to be part of the solution, not the problem. The older I get
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that mysterious when it comes to personal and professional growth. And yes I know, personal development isn’t nearly as exciting or spectacular as finding Bigfoot, catching a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster, or figuring out teenagers, but it could be. And it is in those moments of wanting to grow that we can and should try something new. Something new and
the more I recognize how many times, in my own insecurity, I was competitive to people within the faith community. Instead of reaching a united solution I saw further division that produced emotional pain, broken relationships and a terrible picture of what faith was all about or could produce. At my friend’s memorial service I experienced another dose of the wonderful feeling that comes through unity. The friend who died was one of three of my lifelong best friends. We gathered for a reunion that was emotionally rich and full. We laughed and cried and in it all we recognized the immeasurable worth of friendship that remained strong for over four decades. The good feeling of unity is one small benefit of unity. I’m going to take responsibility, work and pray that we experience a Godly unity that extends far beyond the scope and duration of the Super Bowl. Dan Hettinger is author of Welcome to the Big Leagues and founder of the Jakin Group, a ministry of encouragement. You can email him at email@example.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@Welcome2theBigs).
mysterious that will add excitement, energy, and desire to the pursuit of our goals and dreams. How about you, are you stuck, plateaued, or maybe haven’t even started on your goal or dream? I would love to hear all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org and when you begin to view your goals with a little bit of mystery and wonder, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former President of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/Founder of www.candogo.com.
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Drennen’s Dreams distributes $10K to local nonprofits Staff report Drennen’s Dreams, a fund of the Denver Foundation, distributed a total of $10,000 to benefit six Colorado nonprofits in 2014 thanks to the support of donors and sponsors in the local community. Drennen’s Dreams was founded in the fall of 2012 by Bill and Melissa O’Melia after the death of their son, Drennen Peter O’Melia, who died in a tragic drowning accident at a local community pool in June of 2010. Nonprofits receiving donations were divided into two categories to match the mission of the organization: swimming pool safety and youth organizations that support the leaders of tomorrow. Organizations that received donations included: the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross; the Colorado Springsbased National Swimming Pool Foundation; National Drowning Prevention Alliance and its local affiliate the Colorado
ABOUT DRENNEN’S DREAMS Drennen’s Dreams is a donor-advised fund within the Denver Foundation created in 2012 by Bill and Melissa O’Melia to honor their son. Its mission is to continue Drennen’s legacy by promoting pool safety and engaging the greater community to impact lives through initiatives that inspire well-rounded individuals and the leaders of tomorrow. More information about the organization can be found at www.drennensdreams.org. Donations to Drennen’s Dreams can be made through the Denver Foundation website at http://www.denverfoundation.org/donors/page/donate-
Drowning Prevention Alliance; the D’Zone, a youth center operated by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and named after Drennen; Littleton Youth Sports; and the Littleton Public Schools Foundation. Some of the funds to the LPS Foundation were designated to the Arapahoe High School Moving Forward Fund, a fund created to care for Arapahoe High School and its
online. About Splash Dash The Splash Dash is a 5K run that begins and ends at Arapahoe High School and winds through the adjacent Southglenn subdivision. The inaugural run in 2013 had more than 450 runners. The June 8, 2014 race will be certified and timed, and runners and walkers of all types are invited to participate. For sponsorship and registration information, please contact Melissa O’Melia at email@example.com or 303-489-7440.
direct community in the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting. Drennen O’Melia would have been in his sophomore year at Arapahoe High School, and many of his closest friends were in the school that day. “It is because of the tremendous support from our community that we are honored to make these donations,” says Jennifer
Darling, president of Drennen’s Dreams. “Three of these organizations are working every day to make sure that another life is not lost in a swimming pool,” Darling added. “The other three play a vital role in supporting and developing the youth in our community. We will continue to honor Drennen’s legacy through these important efforts.” In addition to private donations, a significant portion of funds raised in 2013 were raised through Splash Dash, a 5K run through the Southglenn neighborhood where Drennen lived. In its inaugural year, Splash Dash attracted more than 450 runners and received tremendous corporate and individual support from the community. Columbine Federal Credit Union was the presenting sponsor for the 2013 run, and the credit union has already committed to serving as presenting sponsor for the 2014 run to be held on Sunday, June 8.
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With the sun in her hair and a balloon in her hand, 8-year-old Jamie Crook of Centennial strikes a pose next to the IJet Dream Chaser 4, a colorful Learjet 35 that helped grant the wish of a dozen Make-A-Wish kids at Centennial Airport , Monday, Jan. 20.
CHASING A The Dream Chaser 4, a rainbow-colored Learjet 35, departed Centennial Airport on Jan. 20 for a weeklong tour as part of a special project led by International Jet Aviation Services to benefit children of Make-AWish Colorado, as well as other Make-A-Wish chapters in neighboring states. “It’s all part of an effort to give
something back to the community,” said William Milam, International Jet co-founder. Milam said certain preventive maintenance milestones require the eight-passenger aircraft to be stripped of its exterior paint, completely inspected and X-rayed. Prior to the inspection date, he said the air-
craft receives temporary rainbow paint job and is used to give Make-A-Wish kids a private jet experience and bird’s eye view of the city. The Dream Chaser project is a nonprofit volunteer effort supported by International Jet employees, as well as outside partners and donors who help cover paint and fuel costs.
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January 31, 2014
A STORAGE FACILITY WORTH ITS SALT
Construction of the salt storage dome at the City of Centennial’s Eagle Street Public Works facility has been completed. The installation of the south entry wall section and the bay door was finished on Jan. 14. The storage dome will hold up to 5,000 tons of salt. Courtesy photo
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At nearly every press conference, Robinson has made a point of expressing just how deeply he has been affected by the death of Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student who died in the Dec. 13 shooting at the Centennial high school. Although Robinson will have no formal role in the shooting investigation after Jan. 31, he said he’s been “trying really hard to put in motion what the strategic follow-up to the investigation will be,” adding that he wants an independent, third-party analysis of how the sheriff’s office handled the Arapahoe shooting.
‘A true public servant’
The ACSO has been widely praised for its speedy reaction to the shooting, including by Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon. “It’s truly been a privilege working with Sheriff Robinson,” said Noon. “His team has always demonstrated an unwavering com-
mitment and dedication to the city.” Robinson also expressed pride in the ACSO’s ongoing partnership with Centennial, which he characterized as “very effective and efficient and how government should be conducted.” The ACSO has provided law enforcement services in Centennial since the city’s incorporation in 2001. “Grayson has been a true public servant,” said Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Doty. “He will be missed by everyone who has had the pleasure of working with him.” Robinson admitted this week that he is “not ready yet” for a traditional retirement. “I’ve got one really good adventure left in me,” he said. “But I don’t know yet what it is going to be.” Saying he intends to take the next two months to “reflect on life,” the sheriff did confirm that he has no plans to step into the political arena. “Whatever I decide to pursue, I can assure you it will not be a position involving elected office,” he said. “I’ve already had the best job anyone can be elected to do.”
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State Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, listens as Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testifies in support of Senate Bill 2. Under the bill, the state would take over the Safe2Tell school hotline, which allows students to anonymously provide tips about potential campus threats. Photo by Vic Vela
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of the hotline to the Department of Law. The bill also sets aside $250,000 in hotline operational costs. Students can notify authorities via phone or email of any sort of campus threats they hear about, including shooting plots and incidents of bullying. Supporters of the legislation point to Safe2Tell statistics, which indicate that from September 2004 through December 2013, the hotline resulted in more than 9,000 tips from students across Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper said during a pre-session press conference where he touted the legislation that the hotline re-
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U.S. store with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Drawing from its Swedish heritage, Ellis said IKEA strives to minimize impacts on the environment. The company flat-packs goods for efficient distribution, has eliminated plastic bags from the check-out process and phased out the use of incandescent light bulbs. Even the restrooms in the Centennial store are designed to save water. Mayor Cathy Noon, who along with Councilmember Ken Lucas toured the Centennial IKEA last month, applauded the company’s “ongoing efforts to protect the resources of our area. It’s a real honor for the city that IKEA has made such a commitment to sustainability,” Noon added. “They’ve been such great commu-
ceived reports of 16 planned attacks since the beginning of the current school year. Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testified that the hotline is great tool that gives law enforcement the ability to prevent tragedies, rather than respond to them. In turn, that gives students better peace of mind, he said. “We know very clearly that if those kids don’t feel safe in the school, they’re not going to learn,” said Nelson. The bill passed the Senate Education Committee with unanimous support and now heads to the Finance Committee for further consideration. It is expected to sail through both legislative chambers with bipartisan support. “This program is too valuable for us not to do this,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood.
nity partners.” The new 83,700-square-foot solar addition, which consists of 2,492 solar panels and covers virtually every square inch of the building’s roof, will produce an additional 961,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store. The store’s total 1,121-kW solar installation now includes 4,704 panels and will generate 1,701,000 kWh of clean energy yearly — enough to power nearly 200 homes. REC Solar, Inc. developed, designed and installed the customized system. Ellis said that in 2013, IKEA completed solar installations atop nearly 90 percent of its U.S. buildings — “39 out of 44 locations.” IKEA owns each of its solar PV energy systems — as opposed to a solar lease or PPA (power purchase agreement) — and globally, the company has allocated $1.8 billion to invest in renewable energy through 2015.
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Tantalized taste buds in Lone Tree
An artist’s vision at Lone Tree Arts Center By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com “Painting is about having the courage to take risks toward an outcome that is unknown,” says artist Ralph Nagel. Nagel, who began painting in 1991 while he was still a businessman — founder and owner of the Meridian Retirement Communities — paints in classic plein air style, in locations near and far. He has been invited to display his if you go work at the Lone Tree Arts Center “Places and Things… through March 2 An Artist’s Vision, as part of the Compaintings by Ralph Namissioners’ Choice gel, will be on display 2014 program and through March 2 at the will be on hand to Lone Tree Arts Center, meet art lovers at 10075 Commons St., a public reception Lone Tree. Hours: 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays p.m. Jan. 31. through Fridays and His solo exhibit prior to performances. is called “Places and Visit www.RalphNagel. Things — An Artcom for more inforist’s Vision” and it mation. will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in addition to before Lone Tree Arts Center performances. Nagel’s watercolors and oils are characterized by powerful brushstrokes, complex, subtle palettes of color and strong contrasts in dark and light. His onsite sketches in the American Southwest, Thailand and France have been developed into large watercolors and canvases in his Denver studio, re-
The Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel will host its second in a series of Tantalizing Tastes from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tantalizing Tastes, a wine edition, will feature five wines from Lone Tree Grill’s new wine list, created by Southern Wine & Spirits, and five scrumptious food dishes prepared by executive chef Joseph Westley, CEC. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel is located at 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., in Lone Tree. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required for this limited seating event. Call 303-790-0202.
“Blue Roses” watercolor by Ralph Nagel, will be included in his solo show in the Commissioner’s Choice Series, at Lone Tree Arts Center through March 2. Courtesy photo taining the spontaneity of those sketches. The artist has degrees in architecture and city planning and he co-founded Studio 208, a group of Colorado artists who painted and exhibited together from 2004 to 2008. From 2007 to 2011, he hosted a collaborative teaching space in the River North Arts District, RINO. The installation of this exhibit was designed by Lone Tree’s curator, Sally Perisho, who is recognized in the Denver arts community as a curator, writer and
photographer. Nagel was the 2012 winner of Littleton’s Own an Original Exhibit and held a solo show at the Littleton Museum in 2013. His paintings have been exhibited throughout Colorado and are in collections worldwide. A philanthropist, he is responsible for Nagel Art Studios, Nagel Residence Hall and a collection of paintings by Colorado artists at the University of Denver, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
‘Transit of Venus’ features female artists Sculptor Barbara Baer among 24 artists in RedLine exhibit By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org They float, they soar, some stand on the ground — poised to move… They are created in bright colors with steel and lighter materials. Barbara Baer of Denver has provided a lively note to many public spaces — indoors and out: civic buildings, university and college open areas, parks and outdoor commercial areas — in Colorado, across the U.S. and in Germany. While most of sculptor Barbara Baer’s focus is on “designing for indoor and outdoor public spaces,” she is pleased to be included in the “Transit of Venus,” exhibit of 60 works by about 24 women artists displayed at RedLine Gallery in Denver through Feb. 23. The exhibiting artists are all part of Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, started by a group of artists and graduate students in Boulder in 1974. When the group formed, it was difficult for women to get into shows at museums, galleries and colleges or to win commissions for public art — a situation that has changed greatly in Colorado. Baer is at the forefront of change and has created numerous large pub-
“Scatterbrain” acrylic and steel sculpture by Barbara Baer is included in “Transit of Venus” at Redline Gallery through Feb. 23. Courtesy photo lic sculptures, including several in the south area: “Life in Motion” sails above the entrance to the Goodson Center in Centennial; “Open Skies” is suspended over the corridor at the Littleton Center that leads to the City Council Chambers;
“Illumination” is on if you go the grounds of Pine Grove Elementary “The Transit of VeSchool in Parker. nus” runs through Feb. She has two large 23 at RedLine Gallery, abstract pieces, dat2350 Arapahoe St., ed 2014, in the RedDenver, www.redlinLine show: “Scateart.org. Gallery hours: terbrain” of acrylic 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesand steel, has floatdays through Fridays; ing elements of red, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturblack and clear madays and Sundays. 303terial in a sculpture 296-4448. Admission that measures 8 feet is free. by 9 feet by 7 feet and looks as though it might fly away. “Waterplay” measures 10 feet by 9 feet by 7 feet and features a pattern of blue waves on a clear acrylic base. It too looks like it’s moving continually. Baer grew up in southern Louisiana and first studied in New Orleans at Tulane University, then moved to Colorado, where she received an MFA from CU Boulder —and connected with Front Range Women in Visual Arts. “Transit of Venus” is the first RedLine show in a year devoted to art by women, collectively called “She Crossed the Line.” To follow: Chen Man: March 1 to April 27; Senga Nengudi: June 6 to July 20; Harmony Hammond: Aug. 2 to Sept. 28 and Judy Chicago: Oct. 10 to Nov. 30.
The place to be on Feb. 8 is at historic Olde Town Arvada for the city’s 13th annual Taste of Chocolate. The event celebrates everything chocolate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales of chocolate confection samples will benefit Ralston House, a child advocacy and resource center for neglected and abused children. Among the chocolate goodies offered: cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, chocolate drinks and more for just $1 per taste ticket (or six for $5). Tickets will be available at four locations: Town Square, DiCicco’s, DNote, & the Arvada Historical Society. Arvada Festivals Commission and Historic Olde Town Arvada present the event, which also features: • Chocolate treasure hunt: From 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., complete your treasure hunt sheet for the chance to win a prize large enough to satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings! • Chocolate cookie contest: A competition for amateur bakers to show off their cookie-baking skills. For more information on how to enter, call 720898-7400. • Youth entertainment: Activities include storytelling, face painting and balloon artistry. • Carriage rides: Take a romantic ride with your sweetheart to view the giant hearts on display throughout Olde Town. For more information, call 303-4206100 or visit www.historicarvada.org or www.arvadafestivals.com. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the Ralston House.
Denver’s fit as a fiddle
Denver can boast being the best city in the U.S. for fitness in 2014, according to Yahoo Shine, which ranked “America’s 10 Best cities for Fitness.” No big shock since we’re a collection of outdoors and mountain lovers. Here’s what Yahoo wrote: “The Mile High City is miles above the rest when it comes to exercise. Between the incredible hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains, skiing in Winter Park Resort and the more than 850 miles of paved off-road trails around the city for biking, it’s no surprise that Denver tops our best cities for fitness list. Denver also has a citywide bikesharing program, which is even more of an incentive for residents to be active.” Parker continues on Page 13
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Fleming stars in ‘Rusalka’ The Metropolitan Opera live broadcast of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” on Feb. 8 will feature Renee Fleming singing what has become a signature role for her. The story of a water sprite’s tragic romance with a human prince is based on several folktales, including Hans Christian Anderson’s “Little Mermaid.” Theaters include: AMC Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock 12; Greenwood Plaza, Bel Mar. Some theaters will have a repeat performance at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Check with specific theaters for time for Feb. 8.
Made in America
The Arapahoe Philharmonic’s Feb. 7 concert at 7:30 p.m. will be “Made in America,” including American Country Folk with the Trailriders; Gershwin’s “An
American in Paris;” Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide.” Devin Patrick Hughes is conductor. Venue: Mission Hills Church, 620 South Park Dr., Littleton. Tickets: $25/$20/$5, 303-781-1892 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. M-F.)
Some enchanted evening…
“South Pacific in Concert” will be presented Feb. 12 to 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, starring Thaddeus Valdez as Emile DeBecque; Lauren Shealy as Nellie Forbush; Randy St.
Pierre as Lt. Cable, Paul Dwyer as Billis. Wendell Vaughn is music director. The concert version was originally adapted by David Ives for a Carnegie Hall benefit in 2006. Performances: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 ($25); 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16 ($42-$58); 7:30 p.m. Feb 12, 13; 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 ($42-$58). Call 720509-1000 or buy online, www.LoneTreeArtsCenter. org. Tickets are subject to a $3 fee.
Great Backyard Bird Count
Families are invited to the Audubon Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 to learn how to identify and count birds. The event is part of the 17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs from Feb. 14 to 17. The center is on Waterton Road, off Wadsworth Boulevard at the south end of Chatfield State Park. There will be crafts for kids and a scavenger hunt, as well as instructions on creating a healthy bird habitat in your backyard. More than 100 countries are participating in the count at present, reporting results to the Cornell University Ornithology Department (find instructions online). This effort
Renee Fleming will sing in the Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcast on Feb. 8 in “Rusalka.” The role is a signature one for her as she auditioned with the aria “Song to the Moon” 25 years ago and has performed it many times since. Courtesy photo by citizen scientists helps professional scientists keep track of bird populations, which are changing habits and habitats due to global warming. The event is free, although donations are welcome. For information call 303-973-9530 or visit www. denveraudubon.org.
Classical Music Meets Architecture
Forty-two Colorado Symphony musicians will perform from classic sym-
phonies by Beethoven, Handel, Haydn, Schuman and Mozart. Denver architect Dennis Humphries and conductor Scott O’Neil will comment on classic architecture in a multi-media performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: $36-$48 plus a $3 service fee, call 720-5091000 or visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
Swallow Hill Music begins a family concert series: Station Wagon Sessions, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 1, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4 at 3 p.m. at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Activities by The Children’s Museum and The Butterfly Pavilion. Prices vary ($5-$20), 303-7771003, ext. 2; www.swallowhillmusic.org. First program is by Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players.
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Curtain time for “Mousetrap” at the Arvada Center is changed for Sunday, Feb. 2, due to the Super Bowl: The play will start at 1 p.m. instead of the usual 2 p.m. Otherwise, performances will be on a regular schedule at 6901 Wadsworth, Arvada: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, with added shows at 1 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 6, 13 and 20 due to high demand for tickets for this Christie favorite that has been running for 61 years non-stop in London. (The inclusion of Denver Center Theatre’s Kathy Brady in the cast is an additional draw.) Tickets: 720-898-7200 or www.arvadacenter.org.
urdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Len Matheo is director. Tickets: 303-935-3044 or www.minersalley.com.
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`Lyons’ in Aurora
“”Dogs Barking” by Richard Zajdlic will be presented through Feb. 8 by Silhouette Theatre Company in a regional premiere at the John Hand Theater, 7653 East 1st Place, Denver. Brian Brooks is director. Performances: 7:30 Thursdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Mondays Feb. 3. (No performance Sunday, Feb. 2.) Tickets: $16, 303-999-9143, www.silhouettetheatrecompany.org. *Not recommended for those under 18.
New play readings
The annual Colorado New Play Summit will be at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Performing Arts Complex, Feb. 7 to 9 with readings of five new works and performances of two plays commissioned from the
Vintage Theatre will host the regional premiere of “The Lyons” from Feb. 7 to March 9, directed by Bernie Cardell. Vintage is located at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: www.vintagetheatre. com.
“See What I Wanna See” by Michael John La Chiusae, based on three short stories by Rynosuke Akutagawa, plays Feb. 14 to March 9 at the Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Presented by Ignite Theatre Company. Robert Michael Sanders is director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $27/$19, 720-362-2697, www.ignitetheatre.com.
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Historic Littleton explores Masonic roots Parker Continued from Page 11
Stories behind Western Lodge No. 22
While Denver comes in at No. 1, four California cities — San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angels — made the top 10.
By Sonya Ellingboe
Historic Littleton Inc. tries to have its annual meeting in one of Littleton’s historic buildings each year so that members can become better acquainted with the various parts and pieces that make up the city’s history. Located at a highly visible entrance to the downtown area, is Weston Lodge No. 22 at 5738 S. Rapp St. as one enters the downtown from Santa Fe drive. On Jan. 22, HLInc members gathered in the upstairs meeting hall at the lodge to learn about the building’s history from retired engineer Robin Knox, who — with assistance from several other members — led a tour of the building, talking about what e for they could comfortably discuss and skiptesy ping what they could not. When Littleton’s first settlers arrived on the banks of the South Platte River to search for gold in 1858, many gold hunters were already Masons, he said. By 1861, a Grand Lodge was established at Auraria — needed in order to grant other lodges permission to form. Colorado was still a territory at that time and by 1872, Littleton’s Weston Lodge was No. 22 in the sequence — recognized on March 1, 1872. Meetings were held for the first 49 years upstairs in the J.D. Hill General Store, which is next door to the Lodge now. (Natural Surroundings and Three Chimneys). “Close quarters as the membership grew,” Knox commented. In 1911 the related ladies and brothers met to start a chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Manzanita No. 85. They met above the Littleton Independent on Main Street, using a piano the Masons helped to provide. Both organizations needed more room and in July 1914 a building fund was set up to receive 25 percent of Lodge income. On Oct. 20, 1920, member I.W. Hunt donated
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Weston Lodge 22, at 5718 S. Rapp St., Littleton, is a Littleton Historic Landmark. The organization was established in 1861 and the lodge’s cornerstone was laid in 1921. Photo by Mike Yost for Historic Littleton Inc. land at the end of Main Street for a temple and building began with donated labor, materials, paint and more. The cornerstone was laid April 23, 1921, containing various symbolic items, a list of members and a copy of the Littleton Independent. The first Lodge meeting was Aug. 21, 1921. It was the sturdy brick building we see today with two white pillars and Masonic symbols on the facade. Members still care for it lovingly and it houses regular meetings of Masons, Eastern Star, Demolays, Rainbow Girls and Jobs Daughters. Everything in the upper meeting room has symbolic meaning, much of it not open for discussion, but Knox pointed out a photo of lawyer/Harvard graduate Adam Weston, for whom the Lodge was named. Three lighted tapers, two pillars holding globes, an altar set on black and white checkerboard tiles, symbolic of Solomon’s
Temple, copies of the lodge’s charters and a picture of George Washington, who was an active Mason, were described. Any good man who asks to be a Mason can start his Masonic journey and women related to a Mason can start as Eastern Stars or Job’s Daughters. Rainbow Girls is open to any girl to join — which leads to how this meeting all came about. Historic Littleton board member Darlee Whiting first visited the Lodge as a Castle Rock teenager. She and others sought training so they could start a Rainbow Girls chapter in Castle Rock — which they did. Many years later, it occurred to her that it would certainly be a place of interest to her fellow history buffs, so she arranged for the meeting. For information about Historic Littleton Inc., which is open to anyone interested in local history, see the website, www.hlinc. org.
Because of a conflict with the Super Bowl, the Colorado Symphony’s Masterworks concert on Feb. 2 will begin at noon, instead of the original time of 2:30 p.m. The rescheduled concert will allow ticket holders and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. The Colorado Symphony will host a pre-concert Broncos Breakfast at 11 a.m., to include coffee and orange and blue doughnuts. Tickets for the Feb. 2 concert are 50 percent off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double. Meanwhile, Zengo at 1610 Little Raven St. will be running its $35 bottomless brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the Broncos being in the Super Bowl. Zengo is offering an “Orange Crush” drink consisting of vodka and orange crush soda to be included in the bottomless brunch options for $7 (John Elway’s former number) on the a la carte menu. Call 720-9040965 for reservations or more information.
Eavesdropping on a woman on Facebook talking about her daughter: “Eliza fell and scraped her knee. As I cuddled her, I asked if she wanted some ice to help the pain. With giant tears rolling down her cheeks she said, `No, I want prosciutto.’ We are definitely raising a good little Italian.” 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.
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Taste of Lone Tree moving forward Now arriving at Gate 14 B A juggling act of love interests
Organizers plan changes to overcome issues that hindered 2013 event
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email@example.com Plagued in 2013 by bad weather, low vendor participation, food and alcohol shortages, and a shortage of volunteers, the Taste of Lone Tree’s future was uncertain a few months ago. But the event’s organizers now say it will return in 2014, bigger, better, and with a few changes. “Everybody is enthusiastic about moving forward in a positive manner,” said Donna Russell, Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce board member. The chamber’s 7th annual event is planned for Aug. 9 and 10 if enough vendors commit. The venue, while not yet set, will be different. Because the undeveloped lot on which it was held in 2012 and 2013 turned to mud after heavy rains last year, the next Taste will be on a paved site, Russell said. To ensure ticket holders can sample a variety of food and vendors have enough for all, Taste organizers plan to beef up the number of participating restaurants to a minimum of 25. Just nine restaurants participated in the 2013 event, which drew an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people. “They got slammed,” Russell said. Nine “is just simply not enough vendors to be able to handle that crowd. So we need to make a commitment to them up front we will have enough vendors this time. “There will be a time built into
People wait in line for tastes during the 2013 Taste of Lone Tree, held on an empty lot in the Lincoln Commons shopping center. The location will be new in 2014 and organizers are calling for a ‘bigger, better’ event with more options. File photo our process at which if we don’t have the correct number of vendors, we will not pursue the event.” Russell doesn’t believe that will be the case, however. In meetings held to assess what went wrong in 2013 and whether support existed for continuing the Taste, participants indicated support for the event. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said Nothing Bundt Cakes owner Dea Kreisman, who’s participated in the Taste for five years. “I hope they can get some of the kinks worked out because I think it’s a great thing to do for our community.” Lone Tree Brewing Company owner John Winter, who had called last year’s event “embarrassing,” and “a black mark on the community,” also likes the change in plans for
2014. “I have a great deal of confidence because some of the people that had previously been responsible for the Taste of Lone Tree are back in charge of it,” he said. “I think that speaks volumes for its future. “We’ll be back, no question. This is our home. We’re not going to run from one failure.” Former Lone Tree Chamber director Linda Harmon resigned six weeks after the 2013 Taste, after serving for seven months as the organization’s leader. Her position, vacant since late September, soon will be filled. “We are in the process of reviewing resumes and do anticipate hiring somebody in the near future,” Russell said.
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As soon as one is seated in Town Hall Arts Center’s cozy theater, one can count seven doors behind a 1960s apartment’s living room furnishings. That’s an immediate clue to tonight’s play, the classic farce “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, as translated from the French by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans. It first played in Paris, then London in 1962 and had a Broadway revival in 2007, we learn from the director’s notes. It will be one of those doorslamming farces — entertaining when done well with perfect timing. And this one is indeed performed well. Director Robert Wells has chosen a cast with comic chops and rehearsed with them until the ins and outs — and slams and surprised expressions — are executed with precision and at the same time with tongue firmly in cheek. American playboy Bernard (Damon Guerrasio) has a charming flat in Paris and the latest copy of airline timetables right next to the phone on his desk. Through a connection at Orly Airport, he meets lovely air hostesses and manages to be engaged to three at one time, which works well as given the regular schedules, he can count on only one fiancée in Paris at a time. “All the pleasures of a ha-
IF YOU GO “Boeing Boeing” plays through Feb. 9 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20-$40, 303-794-2787 ext. 5, www. townhallartscenter.com. rem right here in Paris,” his friend Robert comments. “All you need is a timetable,” Bernard assures him. A faster jet, bad weather, extra layover time and other factors interfere and chaos ensues, aided by the visit from his nerdy friend Robert (Casey Andree), who consistently says the wrong thing and is understandably confused about who is who. Bernard’s feisty American maid, Berdie (an excellent Leslie Randle Chapman), tries to maintain some semblance of order, changing out the appropriate photos and adapting the dinner menus as American Gloria (Lauren Bahlman), Italian Gabriella Cailin Doran) and German Gretchen (Nicole Campbell) arrive and depart. Dressed in primary colors, with nice costume details by newcomer Nicole Zausmer, these three are playing Bernard’s game too. Life-long commitment is not in the plan. The fast-paced production offers physical comedy, mistaken identities, innuendo, misunderstanding and considerable silliness. Expect to spend the evening laughing and head out into the night with not a single pressing issue weighing you down.
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LIONS MAKE PROGRESS ON MATS
170-pound Madorsky wrestles, trains for MMA By Tom Munds
tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com This is the third season there has once again been a wrestling team wearing Littleton High School’s blue and gold colors. “There hadn’t been wrestling at Littleton for about 18 years until it was brought back three years ago,” Lions coach Heath Burton said during a break at the Jan. 25 Rock Canyon tournament. “The first year, we wrestled at the junior varsity level. This marks the second year we are wrestling on the varsity level.” Littleton joined Thomas Jefferson, Pueblo West, Valor Christian, Del Norte, Cherokee Trail, Wheat Ridge and host Rock Canyon for the Jan. 25 one-day team tournament. The tournament format made sure each team wrestled five dual matches before the event champion was crowned. The Lions grappled their way to fifth place in the final standings of the tournament as Pueblo West took home top honors. “This is primarily a young team,” Burton said. “We have a couple seniors but many of the varsity wrestlers are sophomores.” Two of those sophomores, 120-pounder Poe Di and heavyweight Aron Pino-Valenvuela, were sidelined for the tournament, making Littleton shorthanded. Burton said wrestling is a tough sport
Littleton 170-pounder Max Madorsky scores points against his Thomas Jefferson opponent during the team dual tournament Jan. 25 at Rock Canyon High School. Madorsky won the match, 9-1, to add to his record that is among the best on the Lions team. Photo by Tom Munds that requires a lot of dedication, but the program is gradually growing. “We are working on getting a new wrestling room and getting more kids interested in the sport as we work to build the program,” he said. Senior Max Madorsky wrestles at 170 pounds for the Lions. “I got into wrestling (to) prepare for my career because I want to be a mixed martial arts competitor,” he said. “I tried wres-
tling as a sophomore at another school but it wasn’t for me. But I came to Littleton as a junior and the coaches and my teammates welcomed me and helped me learn about high school wrestling.” He said wrestling is his only high school sport but, as he seeks to prepare to enter MMA, he also trains in kickboxing and jiujitsu. “When I was in eighth grade I weighed about 300 pounds. I started working out
and got to 250 but got into a fight and got beat up,” he said. “I decided I needed to learn to defend myself. I took up jiu-jitsu and won the next fight with the same guy. When I talked about the fight at the gym, they told me about MMA and the fact I could make money there. Then I started my dedicated training.” He said, during wrestling season, he goes to either kickboxing or jiu-jitsu practice three or four mornings a week. He then attends wrestling practices in the afternoon before going to some additional kickboxing or jiu-jitsu practices three or four evenings a week. When it isn’t wrestling season, he has morning and afternoon classes in the other two sports at least three times a week plus he competes in tournaments for both kickboxing and jiu-jitsu. He trains hard and it has paid off, as he is 4-0 in kickboxing matches. He also has competed and done well in five Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a style focusing on grappling and battling on the mat. He said he has been in jiu-jitsu training long enough that he is now teaching at the Eastern Training Center near County Line Road and Holly. “I started with jiu-jitsu which focuses on grappling,” he said. “I liked it but soon also decided to train in kickboxing. I liked that too because it is more fun to kick people in the head than to grapple with them. But I still do both sports and love both of them because they are challenging and exciting plus it is training for becoming a professional competitor in the MMA.”
FALCONS OVER EAGLES
Coach Kevin Fredrick explains strategy to the Colorado Thunderbirds AAA Pee Wee players during the Jan. 25 practice. The team of young athletes is preparing to take part in an international tournament Feb. 14-24 in Quebec, Canada. Photo by Tom Munds
Thunderbirds get ready for tourney Pee Wee AAA hockey team preparing for international competition By Tom Munds
Highlands Ranch senior Evan Motlong (3) leaps over Heritage sophomore Tomas Ornelas for a jump shot in the Jan. 24 Continental League matchup. Host Highlands Ranch (10-5, 3-0) won 61-48 after trailing 25-23 at halftime. Zach Braxton led the Falcons with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Motlong added 11. Heritage (6-9, 0-3) was paced by Tom Skufca’s 13 points. Photo by Paul DiSalvo
The rasp of blades of speeding skaters, the clatter of sticks on the ice and crash of young players checking each other filled the air Jan. 25 during the Colorado Thunderbirds practice session at South Suburban Ice Arena. “These guys are 12 years old and younger and are member of the Pee Wee AAA team that is getting ready to go an international tournament in February,” Buddy Blom, a Thunderbird coach, said during the practice. “The United States Hockey Association recognized AA level teams for years. About 10 years ago, players were getting better and dominating AA so the association created the AAA level to provide competition for more advanced youth hockey players.”
The Colorado Thunderbirds is an organization that has elite level hockey teams for players from 11- to 18-years-old. The teams play local teams from organizations like the Littleton Hockey Association plus they make road trips to tournaments to play against national and international opponents. “We are an elite-level team and hold tryouts to determine the roster,” said Blom, who coaches primarily goalies. “We draw players from Littleton, Centennial and all over the metro area.” Kevin Fredrick is the head coach. He is an alumnus of the Littleton Hockey Association and went on to play on three different United States Hockey Association teams. He later earned his degree from the University of Denver and has been coaching elitelevel Pee Wee teams for the last nine years. Blom, a long-time Littleton resident, played goalie for the University of Denver and later coached the Cherry Creek High School hockey team in the 1970s. He said he Hockey continues on Page 16
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Player down, but not out Athlete with prosthetic legs ruled ineligible By Hannah Garcia
email@example.com With the last few minutes trickling off the clock, it was a layup by Mountain Vista senior Bailey Roby that made the crowd erupt in cheers. “I’m usually a threeman,” said Roby, referencing his prolific ability to make his shots beyond the perimeter. A bittersweet moment, and possibly the last chance the teen will have to score in his high school career. Born with just three toes on each foot, Roby had both legs amputated as a baby. He was fit with his first pair of prosthetic legs at age 3. Now, wearing a pair of Ossur Flex-Run legs — similar to those of South Afri-
can Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius — Roby is caught up in a tangle of red tape that will likely bar his entrance into another game this year. The Golden Eagles improved to 14-1 after routing the Littleton Lions 8049. And although Roby’s two points may not have won the Jan. 24 game, he still earned the loudest applause of the night following his entrance into the game with mere minutes left in the last quarter. Supporters hugged and patted Roby on the back, offering congratulations and condolences. “Bailey has been involved in Mountain Vista basketball one way or another for the last four years,” said Pat McCabe, Mountain Vista’s athletic director. Last year, as a junior, Roby made the junior varsity basketball team, fulfilling a dream. Since then, Roby has been a fourth-quarter fa-
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vorite, with fans chanting his name and thundering with applause. This year, Roby made the varsity team, playing in eight games and scoring 11 points. Midway through the season and after calls from officials, the Colorado High School Activities Association stepped in, claiming that it could not authorize Roby to play because of his disability. “There was no way we could get an authorization letter for Bailey to play,” McCabe said. “We got a one-time official authorization (from CHSAA) for the game tonight against Littleton. After this, he won’t be able to get in the game.” Although he was authorized to play last year on the junior varsity team, McCabe said the “speed and physicality” of varsity basketball poses more risk with Roby in the game. But Roby’s parents, Kim and Scott, said they do not understand why the decision was enacted halfway through the season. “It’s actually kind of confusing for us,” Scott Roby said. “We were told that it was an issue with the officiating, that the officials were not comfortable letting Bailey play without a waiver.” With Mountain Vista’s .933 win rate so far this season, and eyes on the state championship, Bailey Roby said it would be hard to watch from the bench. “It is my senior year, and it’s hard to play in my last
Bailey Roby tries for three points in the fourth quarter as Littleton’s Josh Randle defends in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 24. The Roby family had to pick up the special blue padding on his prosthetics the same day as the game “otherwise he wouldn’t be able to play,” according to his mother. Photo by Hannah Garcia game,” he said, expressing hope that CHSAA may reverse the decision. “They just need to work it out so that they’ll understand how to make sure prosthetics are OK in sports.” When asked for the reasoning behind the decision, CHSAA assistant
commissioner Bert Borgmann pointed to National Federation of State High School Association rule 3-5-1, which says that state associations can “provide reasonable accommodations” to individuals with “disabilities and/or special needs” and “extenuation
circumstances” as long as those accommodations do not “fundamentally alter the sport, heighten risk to the athlete/others or place opponents at a disadvantage.” “Nobody wants to tell anybody no, but we can’t authorize him to play, not only for other players but for him as well,” Borgmann said. “The rules are meant to keep the game what it’s supposed to be.” Bailey Roby’s parents said they were “kept in the dark,” calling the decision to prevent their son from playing a surprise and insisted he poses no danger to himself or others. “We would just prefer to see Bailey be able to finish out the year, finish what he started,” Scott Roby said. The family plans to protest the decision. “I think the main thing is, I would hate for this to happen to someone else’s kid,” Kim Roby said. “We’re just trying to keep our heads up high and be a good team player.” Despite the turmoil, Scott Roby said they were thankful for the time their son had on the court. For now, Bailey Roby will have to take solace in cheering for his Golden Eagles from the bench as they make a run for the championship. “Now, I just gotta sit on the bench and support (the team),” Bailey Roby said. “The most important thing is being a part of the team.”
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loves hockey and helps out with the Pee Wee U12 AAA Thunderbirds where his son Zack is the team’s assistant coach. “We have a pretty good team this year,” the senior Blom said. “I think we are ranked sixth or seventh nationally. We are preparing to go to Quebec, Canada Feb. 14-24 for an international tournament. We will play hockey just about
comeback since I was coaching Cherry Creek in the ‘70s,” Blom said. “I think the Avalanche has brought attention to the sport and feeder programs like the Littleton Hockey Association and elite programs like the Thunderbirds have helped high school hockey make a comeback. In the mid 1980s there were only a few teams playing state sanctioned high school hockey. It has grown and now there at 29 teams in the state-sanctioned leagues. It is great to see hockey rebound because it is a great sport and it is great to see kids of all ages playing the game.”
Prep sports Scoreboard HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
Northglenn wrestling tournament Heritage was 14th out of 18 teams. Andrew Whitney (126-pounder) was sixth place. Alejandro Gandara (132) and Antonio Flores (138) were both consolation bracket champions. Jared Todd (145) was fifth place, Austin Atwell (195) came in third and Ryan White (285) was fourth place.
Heritage 48, Highlands Ranch 61 After an even first half and the Eagles leading 25-23 at halftime against the Falcons, Highlands Ranch came out after half fired up scoring 22 points in the third quarter and 16 in the fourth for the 61-48 win. Heritage junior Tom Skufca scored 13 points and sophomore Jack Peck scored 12. Skufca got the double double grabbing 10 rebounds. Sophomore Tomas Ornelas had five blocks.
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every day against top U.S. teams as well as teams from Russia, Canada and other countries.” He said how the Thunderbirds do in the Quebec tournament determines how many tournament games they play. It is a double-elimination format, which means a team with two losses is eliminated. But all teams get to play a lot of hockey because, in addition to tournament games, they will also play exhibition games so each team will probably play 10 games during their stay in Quebec. “Hockey’s popularity has made a
Heritage 29, Highlands Ranch 79 Bethany Stuhlman led the Eagles with 12 points in a loss against the Falcons. Haily Cechini scored six points. Stuhlman had four rebounds and Katherine Petersen had two steals and two blocks.
Heritage 41, Castle View 29 Heritage moves to 3-2 in league with the win against Castle View. Max Wekesser (106), Mark Morgan (120), Andrew Whitney (126), Alejandro Gandara (132), Antonio Flores (138), Jared Todd (145), Austin Atwell (195) and Ryan White (285) all won their matches against Castle View.
UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball
THURSDAY 7 p.m. - Heritage vs. Castle View TUESDAY 7 p.m. - Heritage @ ThunderRidge
Girls basketball FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Heritage @ Castle View TUESDAY 7 p.m. - Heritage vs. ThunderRidge
Wrestling THURSDAY 7 p.m. - Heritage vs. Rock Canyon FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Heritage vs. Rangeview SATURDAY TBA - Heritage @ Thomas Jefferson
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Chinese New Year returns to the Ranch Students from Great Wall Chinese Academy are set to perform By Hannah Garcia
hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia. com In its eighth year, performers from the Great Wall Chinese Academy will once again put on a show for Highlands Ranch residents on Feb. 8. “It’s a very, very rich culture experience,” Jaime Noebel, Highlands Ranch Community Association spokesperson, said. “It’s a really cool event.” The academy partners with the HRCA every year to host a Chinese New Year celebration at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road. This year’s event starts at noon and runs until 5:30 p.m., with stage performances from 1-2 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. in the Debus Wildcat Mountain Auditorium. “It is an event designed to celebrate the diversities of our community and promote multicultural awareness among locals. It is a joyful event for families and people of all ages,” organizer Mei Chang said. This year’s event celebrates the Year of the Dragon. Stage performances will showcase lion dances, Chinese folk dances, tra-
Patricia Liu performs at last year’s Chinese New Year event at the Southridge Recreation Center. Courtesy photo ditional music and instruments, martial arts demonstrations and a children’s chorus. “The planning for Chinese New Year starts right after the previous Chinese New
Year show ends. The students in Great Wall Chinese Academy learn Chinese languages and culture year-around on Sundays,” Chang said, adding that the young performers learn new dances, Kung Fu moves,
yo-yo tricks and new songs. “The performers have so much talent and years of training. It is a wonderful journey for all the young students involved,” Chang said. “The stage performance opens a window to China for audiences to see a variety of folk arts forms from China by talented performers from Great Wall Chinese Academy and local schools.” The culture fair will feature traditional folk art, Chinese costumes, crafts, on-sight calligraphy and brush paintings, Chinese shops, Chinese New Year refreshments and food including, dumplings, rolls, balls noodles, rice and more. This year, Chang said there are plans to make more dumplings, which are a crowd favorite. “They are always gone first and fast,” Chang said. “The culture fair brings people to a little China town, shopping for favorites, on-sight calligraphy, handcrafts, tastes of all kinds of Chinese refreshments.” In line with tradition, children who attend will get a red envelope at the door containing a blessing for the new year. Tickets are $7 and are available at any HRCA recreation center or by calling 303471-8859. Tickets will also be available at the door if not sold out prior to the event. For more information, call 303-791-2500 or visit www.hrcaonline.org.
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Couples Night Out is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8. Ladies learn to strut in heels and a sassy chair dance while the gentleman get a bachata dance lesson with well-known bachata instructor Juan Gomez. The two groups will then come together to share what they’ve learned. Enjoy a romantic atmosphere with beer and wine. Reserve your chair at www.WithDavida. com. Space is limited. Centerstage Starz 8150 S. University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80122.
FEB. 10, Feb. 25 TEEN ADDICTION Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network presents “Protecting Your Teen from Addiction” from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (event code: admhn22514) at the Southglenn Library, Room A, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial; and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (event code: admhn210) at the network’s Castle Rock office, 831 S. Perry St., Suite 100. In this class, you will learn about trends in substance abuse in our community, how to talk about drugs and alcohol, signs of substance abuse in teens, prevention and early intervention, effects of substances on the brain and brain development, and shifts in views on marijuana use and legalization. Use the event code listed to register for classes at Blacktie https://www. blacktie-colorado.com/index.cfm.
FEB. 16 BLOOD DRIVE Our Father Lutheran Church community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. FEB. 18, April 9, April 10 WRITING CONTEST Creative Communication is accepting submissions for its essay contest, with divisions for grades 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through Feb. 18; and its poetry contest, with divisions for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through April 10. Top 10 winners will be named in each division. Essays must be between 100 and 250 words on any nonfiction topic. Poetry must be 21 lines or less in English. Entries can made online at www. poeticpower.com or mail entries, labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest, to 159 N. Main, Smithfield UT 84335. Include author’s name, address, city, state and ZIP, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Home school students are welcome to enter. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology. An art contest for grades K-12 also is coming up. To enter, take a photo of your original artwork and enter it at www.celebratingart.com; deadline is April 9. Full contest information is available online, or call 435-713-4411. FEB. 20 BLOOD DRIVE Quadrant Building community blood drive is from 10-11:40 a.m. and
1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 inside the Bighorn Room at 5445 DTC Parkway, Centennial. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Katie Scharlemann at 720-489-8600 or Katelyn. email@example.com.
FEB. 22 LEGISLATIVE FORUM The Audubon/Sierra Club annual legislative forum is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at First Plymouth Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The forum is a chance to meet legislators and learn about the hot environmental topics that the General Assembly is working on. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by comments from Audubon and Sierra Club lobbyists. Panel on water issues at 10:15 a.m., lunch at noon, and discussion with invited legislators at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Register and pay online at www.denveraudubon.org/ programs/conservation, or call 303-973-9530. You also can send payment to: ASGD, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128.
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now open for winter 2014 Community Education courses at Arapahoe Community College. ACC offers fun, non-credit and creative courses at its Littleton and Parker campuses, the ACC Art and Design Center, Hudson Gardens and Event Center and Highlands Ranch High School. A wide selection of recreational and educational online Community Education courses is available. Check out http://www. arapahoe.edu/community-education or call 303-797-5722.
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Why does Littleton celebrate Australia Day? Children of sister-city founders visit Bega Park By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org Proving once again that Littleton’s friendship knows no borders, residents welcomed the children of the men who started the country’s first Sister City Exchange Program to Bega Park on Jan. 25, Australia Day. “He would be very proud that this has continued on, and that this group has continued to come together,” said Sally Atchison, the daughter of former Littleton Independent publisher Houstoun Waring. The Littleton/Bega Sister City Exchange was established by Waring and Curly Annabel, the editor of a newspaper in Bega, Australia, after the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency made the film “Small Town Editor” in 1951. The agencies showed it in foreign countries to encourage an independent press to compete with government-controlled news. It was filmed in Littleton and featured Waring, who had achieved national recognition for his editorials on foreign affairs. Bruce Annabel remembers that the two men didn’t always agree on politics, as his father was more conservative than the vociferously liberal Waring. “But they were able to be cordial and respect each other’s views,” he said. “I think things like
Sally Atchison and Bruce Annabel stand with a monument to their fathers. Houstoun Waring and Curly Annabel started the first Sister City program in the nation, resulting in a long friendship between Littleton and Bega, Australia. Photo by Jennifer Smith this at the grassroots level help cement the relationship at the government level.” As a few dozen folks in Littleton gathered to raise the Australian flag and sing “Waltzing Matilda,” Bega, Australia, was in full-on party mode. According to the Bega District News, the day kicked off with free breakfast on the barbie
in its reciprocally named Littleton Park, along with activities for the kids, car shows, a fire brigade and local musicians. Other activities aren’t so familiar to Westerners. There were “showbags,” which Wikipedia calls a unique feature of Australian fairs. They are themed gift bags usually promoting a manu-
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facturer like Barbie or general interests like pirates. A mobile playgroup also visited; this is a program funded by the Australian government that takes all sorts of fun to children in remote areas, sort of like a traveling day care. Bega residents also honored the 2013 Bega Valley Shire Citizen of the Year, 20-year-old Ryan
Campbell, who is first teenager to fly solo around the world. The Bega District News writes that his flight began in Wollongong on June 30, 2013, and took 70 days to complete. He travelled more than 24,000 nautical miles in 180 hours, and made 34 stops in 15 countries on four continents. “What he remembers best about the flight was crossing the Pacific Ocean, visiting the world’s biggest air-show, AirVenture in Osh Kosh, USA, and landing at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina, the very scene of the Wright brothers’ first flight,” writes the Australian newspaper. “He will also remember flying over icebergs, the tropics and castles as well the scary weather and the storms. Most importantly, he will remember it as a life-changing lesson and one he can use to motivate other young people to face their fears and follow their dreams.” Campbell certainly gives Australia reason to celebrate what’s great about their country, a goal of the Australian Day Council. Its website explains that Australia Day is the anniversary of the arrival of the British and the first raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788. “It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation,” reads the council’s website. “It’s the day for us to recommit to making Australia an even better place for the future.”
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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
January 31, 2014
Public Trustees Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1614-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 26, 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): CRAIG S. HAYNES AND LISA K. HAYNES Original Beneficiary(ies): BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC. Date of Deed of Trust: November 15, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: November 18, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4201361 Original Principal Amount $368,419.60 Outstanding Principal Balance $322,686.36 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 133, LIBERTY HILL II, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 1880432 Also known by street and number as: 7018 SOUTH GRAPE WAY, 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, 03/26/2014, 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: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 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: 11/26/2013 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) 274-0155 Attorney File # 13-913-25535 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.: 1614-2013 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1559-2013
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 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. 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.
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 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. 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
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COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1566-2013
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1597-2013
COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1609-2013
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.
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 19, 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): Jane E. Stern and Ted Stern Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. a California Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Accredited Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-3 Asset-Backed Notes Date of Deed of Trust: May 13, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 26, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4095774 Original Principal Amount: $132,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $115,579.72 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 188, BLOCK 1, HIGHLAND VIEW II, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 8165 S. Fillmore Way, Littleton, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 20, 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): Ryan L. Roe and Penney L. Roe Original Beneficiary(ies): Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Colorado Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC. Date of Deed of Trust: October 20, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: October 25, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5160309 Re-Recording Information (Reception Number): B9081836 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust: July 29, 2009 Original Principal Amount: $257,894.31 Outstanding Principal Balance: $248,810.71 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: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY, TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE AND STATE OF COLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 3, BLOCK 2, RIDGE MANOR, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6861 S GREENWOOD ST, LITTLETON, CO 80120. 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
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, 03/19/2014, 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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 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: 11/19/2013 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 # 13-07307 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.: 1597-2013 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent
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, 03/19/2014, 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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 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: 11/20/2013 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 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. Attorney File # 13-913-25438 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1609-2013 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent
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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.
Legal Notice NO.: 1559-2013 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent
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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
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Employment Opportunities Advertise: 303-566-4100
NOW HIRING POLICE OFFICERS The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at www.cityofblackhawk.org/goto/employee_services for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.
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Seeking The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District is accepting applications for the fulltime position of Parks and Open Space Manager. Under the general supervision of the District Manager, plans, schedules, coordinates, and supervises the work of crews performing landscaping, turf maintenance, tree maintenance and repair projects of District owned parks and Open Spaces and trails. Oversees and evaluates the Community Center building maintenance, trails, and all storm water ponds the District is responsible to maintain. Serves as District representative in all new projects assigned to Parks and Open Space. Plans and coordinates the Districts water conservation program, and holds community events to present the program orally and to encourage the proper use of water. Produces educational and promotional publications as required. For the full job description and desired qualifications please see our website at www.cpnmd.org Apply Applicants are encouraged to submit examples of conservation programs, community outreach communications or other examples of community based programs that they have developed or have been in charge of. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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Castle Pines North Metro District is a special district that was established in 1984. The Metro District provides water, wastewater and storm water services and oversees the District-owned parks, trails and open spaces within the community. The Metro District currently serves the Castle Pines North population of nearly 10,000, and has more than 3,200 residential and business customers. Website: www.cpnmd.org
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